Film Review: ‘Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band’

Film Review: ‘Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band’
Buyer beware: Purchase a canvas by the maverick Los Angeles painter Llyn Foulkes and he just might show up at your home/gallery/museum asking to make some changes. At least, that’s the impression given by “Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band,” an illuminating portrait of the artist as a hermetic, self-doubting, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist. Filmmakers can scarcely resist the story of a genius artist unjustly forgotten by time or sabotaged by his own personal demons, as “Searching for Sugar Man,” “Beware of Mr. Baker” and “Cutie and the Boxer” have all recently demonstrated. But Foulkes is more than deserving of the fuss, with co-directors Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty doing a mostly superb job of wrangling their wily, cantankerous subject as he struggles to complete two epic canvases many years in the making. It won’t take “One Man Band” nearly so long to travel the fest circuit, where it
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