2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12


The John Show

Director: Julie Sokolow

Film Summary

Art + Artists | 0:13 | 2017 | USA | | View Website

Graphic designer Brett Yasko wanted to save his friend John’s life, so he asked every artist in their town to make a portrait of John. The result is the 2016 art show “John Riegert” – a funhouse containing 250 portraits on the titular subject, with John himself acting as tour guide. This heartfelt story chronicles the making of a singular exhibit and the mental health struggles and personal triumphs of its subject.

Director Julie Sokolow
Executive Producer
Producer Ryan Loew, Olivia Vaughn
Cinematographer Julie Sokolow, John Pope, Bryan Heller, Ryan Loew
Editor Julie Sokolow