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Visual artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman could have given in to the darkness following the untimely passing of his partner, Brian. Instead he chose to channel his grief into art, creating numerous paintings of whimsical robots. Out of this grew the “Happy” campaign – a worldwide phenomenon with a robot as a colorful reminder of the transformational power of embracing joy. Happy is an irresistible and inspirational portrait of an artist’s journey through the storm as he lives through love, loss, grieving, and art as therapy in this charming documentary by Michael Patrick McKinley, who plans to attend screenings with Leonard Zimmerman himself. 77 min. USA.

Saturday, March 18 1:00pm Palm Theatre
Sunday, March 19 10:00am Palm Theatre

Director / Producer: Michael Patrick McKinley
Website: happydocmovie.com