OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie Reviews
Stands as moving evidence that Clayman's trust in the value of the filmmaking process ultimately outweighed the extreme difficulty he says he has making even the smallest decisions.
Clayman, who co-directed with filmmaker friends, is fascinating company. The camera allows a necessary distance for him, as evidenced by the ladies who sit with him at a speed-dating session. They don't get him, but he's not the one missing out.
A work of advocacy, no doubt. But it transcends those parameters, and the condescension such a description connotes, connecting Clayman's struggles to the outside world in smart fashion.
A warts-and-all biopic about a cautious, creative genius burdened by a vivid imagination apt to take superstitions like 'Step on a crack and you break your mother's back' very seriously.
Stunning example of the redemptive power of art. Despite his considerable disabilities, the subject of this documentary understands what goes into a powerful film. Raw, honest, and engaging, it is the definitive account of what "madness" is about.