July 24, 2007

"My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures" premieres at the NY International Independent Film Festival

"After nearly six years of production, director/producer Johnny Boston has completed his feature length documentary titled, 'My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures,' a film that documents the life of Alan Russell Cowan which is slated for its US Premiere with the NY International Independent Film Festival on July 25. After winning the honor of Best Documentary at the Monaco Film Festival, this New York story comes home....Alan Streets, as he refers to himself, is a painter struggling with paranoid schizophrenia. Alan sets up his easel every day and paints canvases of the New York urban landscape from the Upper East Side to the Bronx and everywhere in between. 'My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures' follows the artist from the suburbs of London to the wards of Bellevue Hospital in New York City and back out on to the streets." Read the press release from Raw Films. Watch a clip on YouTube. See images of Alan's paintings. Visit the official website for "My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures"