In the Realms of the Unreal is a 2004 documentary about outsider artistHenry Darger. Darger is known for his 15,143-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story.
The film's style is atypical of a documentary. Because there are only three known photographs of Darger, and because of his recluse-like lifestyle, the film is mostly a narrated biographical account, accompanied by animated versions of events from his magnum opus, which is also described in detail. However, interviews with his few neighbors and other acquaintances are included as well.