The 2012 American Documentary Film Festival
“Best of” Screening Series continues in September with
The World of Z
The World of Z documents the powerful four year journey of three filmmakers into the life of manic-depressive artist Zbignew Daniel Fiks – known as “Z.” Now sixty years old, “Z” looks much older. He is engaging, intelligent, and an outstanding conversationalist, despite his rough exterior, and despite having spent much of his life suffering from bipolar disease. Through their own footage, interwoven with Z’s personal home videos, films and audiotapes, filmmakers Brad Besser, Vince Clemente and Daniel Billups capture the high points of “Z’s” once happy family, as well as its slow destruction, the aftermath of his divorce, his loneliness, insanity and depression.
“As filmmakers we did not want to make a broad statement about the effects of bipolar disorder as an illness, instead, we decided to use the film as a magnifying glass to this specific case.” said filmmaker Brad Besser. “It was important to let Z’s life present itself organically.”
Don’t miss The World of Z – one of the many thought-provoking screen gems brought to you by
The American Documentary Film Festival
See The World Of Z
Thursday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at the Camelot Ticket Office
or on-line at www.showclix/event/3711807
Tickets are $10.00
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262