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The Artsiders

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Welcome to THE ARTSIDERS, the groundbreaking exploration of artistic life. This EMMY® Award nominated documentary presents the "art of making art" through interviews with dozens of visual and performing artists in pursuit of why creatives "do what they do" despite the difficulties that can accompany an artistic life. Presented by award-winning filmmaker Chris Olsen, THE ARTSIDERS features interviews with internationally recognized sculptors Christine Rojek, Thomas Scarff, and Mike Helbing, award winning poet and author Tyehimba Jess (of "Leadbelly" fame), incendiary performance artist and artistic director of Breakbone DanceCo Atalee Judy, renowned vocal artist Greg Whalen and many others. This newly released first episode of the DVD series contains both the original PBS broadcast 27 Minute version of the film, and the 52 minute Director's Cut.

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THE ARTSIDERS(TM)
color. 79 min. letterboxed. (genre: performing arts)

Critics often complain that movies rarely show people at work-at least in professions that don't involve crime. Similarly, artists don't often have a vehicle for discussing the joys and pains of working in their chosen medium in accessible, unpretentious terms. The Artsiders(TM) series aims to correct this by assembling a coterie of Chicago actors, writers, dancers, sculptors, musicians, et al., training the camera on them, and letting their stories flow. A common thread emerges: although they all found their art through different means, including blind chance, these artists pursue it during both good and lean times because they are compelled to do so, an impulse that is its own reward. This fine companion to Acting Through Life: Insights from Working Actors (LJ 9/15/08), a comparable look at the realities of an oft-idealized profession, is recommended for performing arts collections. The disc includes the original 27-minute PBS broadcast version and the 52-minute director's cut. Some profane language; suitable for most audiences.
J. Osicki, Saint John Free P.L., NB --Library Journal


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Product details

  • Actors: Greg Whalen, Cherise Silvestri, Geoff Coates, Christine Rojek, Tyehimba Jess
  • Directors: Chris Olsen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Padoran Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001LTZFYK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,806 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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