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Alan Russell-Cowan in My Name Is Alan, and I Paint Pictures

My Name Is Alan, and I Paint Pictures

2007 NR

Filmmaker Johnny Boston explores the creative process and the definition of art in this revealing documentary portrait of Alan Russell-Cowan, an aspiring painter who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. For Alan, painting provides a release from his symptoms, but his delusions and auditory hallucinations are also key contributors to his artistic vision. Through his work, a real picture of mental illness becomes clear.