Barney's Wall, a feature-length documentary filmed in Barney Rosset's New York City East Village loft, features an eclectic cast of writers, editors, publishers, artists, actors, filmmakers, musicians and friends of Barney. At the age of 88, Barney Rosset, the flamboyant and provocative publisher of Grove Press and Evergreen Review, who changed the course of publishing in the United States, began painting a gigantic mural on one wall of his loft, a defiant and final act of free expression. The film explores Degas' famous dictum, Art is not what you see, but what you make others see and demonstrates the truth of Rilke's observation that "the only journey is the one within."
A surreal mural reveals the obsessions behind Barney Rosset’s lifelong rebellion against governmental authority and conventional morality. The sixties are back. Re-join the underground.