EASTVAN John

2008
38.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Documentary, Barb and Dennis McDonald just bought a house from their family friend John Jeffries, who is somewhat of a hoarder. Once considered a brilliant man, John is a retired social worker, a parole officer and a closeted homosexual. His life having spun out of control through addiction issues with alcohol and drugs, we learn that the house has been ravaged by fire and that John has been living through the damaged house and backyard for the past two years. IN a neighborhood deeply affected by issues of gentrifications and displacement the film explores the issue of neighbors who are often more preoccupied by retrofitting character homes rather than the people who live in them.