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The John Show

Nebraska Premiere
USA -  12 minutes

Writer/Director: Julie Sokolow
Producer: Olivia Vaughn, Ryan Loew
Cast: John Riegert, Brett Yasko, Donna Penoyer

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.