Filmmaker Linda Hattendorf came upon an 80 year old homeless man in her New York City neighborhood who drew all day, picture after picture. During the 9/11 chaos, she invited him to come stay at her apartment and from there...well I won't tell you. Very inspiring and moving.
The beginning of the movie is quite sad, addressing homelessness, 9/11 and the internment of the Japanese during WWII. But once Hattendorf invites Jimmy home, his life turns around. And his artwork and art-making is inspiring. He is rarely without a pen, pencil or marker in hand even in the midst of winter on the street. Heartening. Heartening too is the very fact of Hattendorf's kindness and generosity and the results that come out of her actions to help Jimmy.