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D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist (2002)

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This documentary features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia... See full summary »

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Ron Asheton ...
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Lynn Breedlove ...
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This documentary features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch, Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker), Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madagin Shive (Bonfire Madagin), Dave Brockie (Gwar) and many others. The 60-minute film explores the methods and motivations of independent American artists working in different genres and mediums. "DIY or Die" profiles a fascinating group of icons and unknowns working in various media including print, film, graphic art, performance art and music. Written by Anonymous

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The DVD, "DIY or DIE: Burn This DVD" has no region restrictions and no copy protection and people are allowed to make personal copies for non-commercial use. The DVD is the only low-budget indie production in the world with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. See more »

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At the end of the film it says "Now go make your own movie!" See more »

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The inspiration that you need
7 August 2004 | by (Saratoga Springs, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is not "Making Art for Dummies." This movie is more appropriately "Go Out and Make Some Art, You Dummy!" If you are a creative person, or you think that you may be a creative person, then you need to see this movie, and then you have to go and do something about it. This film is an inspiration to me, and will be an inspiration to anyone who struggles with the demon of creation. There are many cool people that I had heard of in the movie. Everyone in it, whether famous or yet to be famous, has something important to say to you, the viewer. It is an amazing message, and it should spark an outpouring of creativity and art in any and all who view it. I know that it did in me. Now I have to get back to making my own damn movie!


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