Documentary Feature Competition presented by ACE91

Angel Applicant

Paul Klee, a Swiss-German painter, fled Germany in 1933 when he and other modern artists were vilified by the rising Nazi Party. Isolated in Switzerland, a mysterious disease began wreaking havoc on his body and profoundly changing his artwork. Narrator/director, Ken August Meyer, explores Klee’s expressive last works after being diagnosed with the same life-threatening disease, systemic scleroderma. Through a curation of Klee’s work, Ken finds powerful messages on coping with his own mortality. Using colorful and whimsical visuals, "Angel Applicant" echoes the mystique and ironic wit of Klee, demonstrating how creativity can inspire us to overcome personal suffering and make the most of life.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2023
3:30pm4:44pm
Mar 14, 2023
11:00am12:14pm
Mar 15, 2023
4:15pm5:29pm
Mar 15, 2023
4:45pm5:59pm

Credits

Director:

Ken August Meyer

Executive Producer:

Bill Davenport, Patty Brebner, Susan Hoffman, Anna Beth Nagel

Producer:

Ken A. Meyer, Jason Roark

Screenwriter:

Ken August Meyer

Cinematographer:

Jason Roark, Ken A.Meyer

Editor:

Ken A. Meyer

Music:

Peter Broderick

Additional Credits:

Co-Producers: Sally DeSipio, Emily Fincher, Rachel Gardell, Shelli Jury, Line Producers: Shelli Jury, Rachel Gardell, Claudia Meza, Additional Photography: Anders Lund, Matt Hayes, Audio Recording: Natalie Huizenga, Jason Roark, Post-Production Producers: Orlee Tatarka, Leslie Carthy, Kathleen Russell, Catherine Liu, Jen Milano, Sara Crowley, Bugs Russell, Louise Woodward, Zai Oulaw, Assistant Editors: Ian, DeVore, Kris Faris, Finishing: Colorist: Jasmine Vazquez, Finishing Artists: Kevin Alfoldy, Gavin Wright, Audio Mixing: Natalie Huizenga, Production Assistants: Cole Davenport, Jeredon O'Connor, Art Department: Shari Eiesland

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Danny Hernandez
Wieden + Kennedy
danny.hernandez@wk.com
503937000

Publicity Contact:

Danny Hernandez
danny.hernandez@wk.com
503937000

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

74 mins