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Kusama: Infinity (2018)

Unrated | | Documentary | 7 September 2018 (USA)
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Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

Director:

Heather Lenz

Writers:

Heather Lenz, Keita Ideno (co-writer)

Star:

Yayoi Kusama
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KUSAMA Princess of Polka Dots explores artist Yayoi Kusama's journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Written by Heather Lenz

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The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama

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Documentary

Certificate:

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Shown as part of thee BBC Arena strand in 2019. See more »

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Such a Long Time
Written by Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain
Performed by Aloud
Courtesy of Mother West & Defend Music Inc.
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Andy Warhol ripped her off!
15 December 2018 | by hapaflick-83-69399See all my reviews

Truly informative AND entertaining film about one of the most significant artists of her generation. If you know about Andy Warhol and his contemporaries but you don't know Kusama there are reasons for that - watch the movie and you'll see why being Japanese and a woman made her ripe for those guys to rip her off, use her genius for their own acclaim. But we're in a different era, and it's not Warhol whose art shows draw crowds out the door and down N. Grand Ave. at the Broad Museum and others around the world. I saw this film at Sundance and again at a LACMA screening in Los Angeles and I'm impressed by the painstaking detail with which the director executed her vision (Director Heather Lenz). Whether or not feminism, women's issues, race, etc. are categories that draw your interest, the look into the life and mind of an intense artist like Kusama is revealing.


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English | Japanese

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$30,998, 9 September 2018

Gross USA:

$360,931

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$558,052
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1.78 : 1
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