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This Is Berlin Not New York (2008)

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This documentary traces the journey of fifteen young, talented New York Artists to Berlin, as they meet and join forces with their German counterparts. Together, the American and German ... See full summary »

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This documentary traces the journey of fifteen young, talented New York Artists to Berlin, as they meet and join forces with their German counterparts. Together, the American and German artists explore artistic ideas and concepts while collaborating on original projects that push conventional boundaries. Original musical scores and animated artwork complement and enhance this provocative examination of western contemporary art and the ongoing tension between commercialism and creativity for its own sake. Written by Ethan H. Minsker

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Amazing Art Film
12 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is amazing and has it all. It makes you feel like you are right there, as this rambunctious, fun, off-beat group of New York artists join forces with their Berlin counterparts. Always bumping up against (and beyond) conventional boundaries, the American and German artists create original artwork in front of your eyes in some very unusual places. This film has another whole level, beyond the pure visual, as the artists discuss and critique Western contemporary art. The film captures the spontaneity and energy of these young, emerging artists who feel comfortable and confident in their artistic skills and visions. In watching the film, you feel the dynamics emerging between the artists in a positive way, as they strive to take their art to a higher level. The artists feed off of each others' creativity and continuously push each other to achieve more. In a sense, these artists have outgrown the need for senior mentors or critics and have developed a Utopian world for themselves where the artists accept each other as peers and competent equals, each of whom have chosen to explore their artistic interests in different modes. After watching this film, you will feel liberated and inspired to follow your own artistic interests without worrying about outside acceptance. The original musical score and animation ties this film together in a wonderful, exuberant package.


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