Video: This Is My Home
You can call him a collector of curiosities or an American pack-rat. Either way Anthony, the subject of this documentary is a New York original. He sits outside of his East Village apartment by Tompkins Square Park as unsuspecting passerby strolls inside, mistaking it for an antique shop. Inviting people in to see for themselves, one filmmaker took Anthony up on the offer.
“On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home.”
To see bonus clips on the Departure Arrival Films website.