Henry Darger's Vivian girls and the innocence of the other children are juxtaposed with the violence and pain inflicted on them by the Glandelinian soldiers.
Henry Darger's believes in Christianity and in the bravery of little girls. They are Darger's forces of "good" who do battle against the forces of "evil."
Henry Darger moves from the Mission of Our Lady of Mercy to the Lincoln Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children.
Related Film: In the Realms of the Unreal
Henry Darger's story grew increasingly complex as he improved his art technique.
Henry Darger's neighbors and acquaintances talk about his collection of newspapers and ephemera that he used in his artwork.
Artist Henry Darger started illustrating his fantasy world using techniques he devised through trial and error.
Yu says her film is about the inner world — and ultimately the mystery — of Henry Darger and the fact that we will never know the answers to the questions his art inspires.
Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, outsider artist Henry Darger moved through life virtually unnoticed. But after his death, a staggering 15,000-page novel and hundreds of illustrations was discovered in his apartment.
Learn more about Henry Darger's artistic technique profiled in In the Realms of the Unreal.