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Self Medicated a Film About Art (2014)

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Whether you are a successful artist, an unproven entity, or struggling to create while working a 9-5, there is a common thread amongst most creative types: a depression that is kept at bay ... See full summary »

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Richard Allen
Raul Ayala
Mike Cohen
Timothy Danger
Shannon Marie Daugherty
José Luis Jácome Guerrero
Ted Riederer
Gabriel Roldos
James Rudio
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Whether you are a successful artist, an unproven entity, or struggling to create while working a 9-5, there is a common thread amongst most creative types: a depression that is kept at bay by producing new works. Art can serve an artist much in the same way any drug might. "Self Medicated" is a new film about art, artists, and their struggles to stay happy. The Antagonist Movement was formed by a group of unknown artists in 2000. Begun in bars and clubs of the Lower East Side, the movement promoted lesser-known works by up-and-coming talent. Written by Ethan H Minsker

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artist | art | travel | stop motion | zine | See All (11) »

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If you like art…and even if you don't
1 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This doc is a nice portrait of what it takes to put together art-related events and what it means to "do" art in NYC (and other places). Whether you're into art or not though, there are enough interesting characters in the film that you'd be engaged in the story anyway. The artists in it are certainly an eclectic group—some funny, some oddballs, all with plenty of personality. It's cool though to hear an honest account of what it feels like to have your artwork seen and appreciated. And also the flip side, of what it feels like to struggle to get your stuff out there. It's not like downbeat "poor me" whiny artists though. It features artists who have had varying degrees of success, most of whom are happy just to have the chance to create and have art be part of their lives.


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