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Magical Universe (2013)

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A documentarian strikes up a friendship with reclusive artist Al Carbee, whose Barbie-doll photography gains acclaim and interest over the course of this project's 10-year history.

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Jeremy Workman

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Jeremy Workman
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Al Carbee ... Self
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Filmed over 10 years, Magical Universe is a strange and inspiring portrait of Al Carbee, an 88 year old eccentric artist who spends all his days making Barbie art. The documentary chronicles the decade-long relationship between artist and filmmaker Jeremy Workman, who became Carbee's closest friend and only link to the outside world. At its core, Magical Universe is about wonder, friendship, and the transcendent power of creativity, and it culminates with Al Carbee's greatest triumph as an artist and man. Written by Anonymous

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Imagination can take you out of this world.


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For Creators
28 January 2018 | by gracermcnallySee all my reviews

The compulsion to create was innate in Al Carbee and so his art, if odd, also feels necessary and natural. Even though each piece was painstakingly contrived and crafted by him, his body of work feels inevitable.

This film feels similarly motivated and is therefore one of the more moving documentaries I have seen.


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Release Date:

31 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Universo Mágico See more »

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Saco, Maine, USA See more »

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