"I feel as though I’ve been waiting to see this documentary most of my life. So many documentaries rely on talking heads interviews for content and so much of what those talking heads say is speculative; often anecdotal, rarely insightful. Especially when it comes to talking about someone significant. The focus is too often set on tired stereotypes: the tortured genius or the misunderstood giant. Here, however, what we finally see is the intelligent and artful presentation of an intelligent artist and his body of work.
It starts with footage from one of his most famous, and almost terrifyingly repetitive films, T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1969). Then we see stock footage of Paul Sharits talking to camera, “Only someone who’s completely mad would go on doing that”.