Escaping Altamont: A Film by Robert Ladislas Derr

Date(s) - 01/20/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vance Monument


Performed at the 2018 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Escaping Altamont departs from Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel. In the autobiography, Wolfe refers to Asheville as Altamont as he recounts his escape from childhood. Visualizing the idea of escape, thirty-seven people—the number of years Wolfe lived—break through a wall of paper. The soundtrack of ripping paper among songs with “escape” in the lyrics makes context to the visual and experiential.

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