CEN2-04. Angel Applicant
US, Feature Documentary, 2023, 74 min
Winner at SXSW, Hot Docs and Hamptons Film Festivals
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. Through a curation of Klee’s work, Meyer 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.
Unexpectedly exhilarating. NY Times
Directed by Ken August MeyerColorado Premiere