Film on the Fringe: 10 Intriguing Outsider Art Documentaries

 

Jandek on Corwood

Texas enigma and outsider musician Jandek has self-released dozens of albums on his record label Corwood Industries. Most people’s interactions with the singer have been through mail order, but the artist did start performing live in the early 2000s. Still, little is known about him beyond his somber, atonal efforts — but the impressive documentary Jandek on Corwood does its best to explore the mysterious musician’s world regardless. The movie perhaps raises more questions about the cryptic creative than it provides revelations, but the filmmakers knew that going into the project when they were sent a note from Corwood Industries that simply read: “You may not get all the answers you want. It’s better that way.”