A Sneak Peak of:
My Autonomous Neighbor 62 minutes, USA
Color and B&W
A film by Michel Negroponte
Featuring Fred "Tate" Billings
Executive Producer - Guy Maddin
The subject of My Autonomous Neighbor is the outsider artist, post-psychedelic philosopher and compulsive knick-knack collector, Fred "Tate " Billings. Tate spends his waking hours creating playful work about hidden dimensions and galactic time travel using clip art, found objects, distressed boxes and automatic drawing. Inspired by Tate's techniques, the film uses the collage format to create a layered portrait with surprising twists and turns. As he journeys from his ramshackle house in the Catskills to New York City, the Maine coast, and the battlefields of Gettysburg, Tate excavates personal and historic mysteries, both real and imagined, to fuel his creative momentum. In the end, he boldly hurtles towards an unexpected destination ... a place where no man has gone before.