James Castle: Portrait of an Artist DVD explores the life of Castle, born deaf in 1899 in rural Idaho only nine years after that frontier territory was admitted to the Union. Castle mined the local landscape of his family's homesteads and his own deeply private world to produce an astonishing body of drawings, collages, and constructions that eventually gained worldwide recognition.
Jeffrey Wolf's acclaimed film reveals Castle’s life and creative process, as told by family members, art historians, curators, artists, collectors, and members of the deaf community. This inspirational story of a true Outsider Artist is a remarkable example of the triumph of the spirit – and the imagination.
Directed by Jeffrey Wolfe, with John Yau, Robert Storr, Terry Winters, and John Ollman.
- 53 minutes
- Multiple formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen