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Self Medicated a Film About Art (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 March 2014 (USA)
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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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Ethan H. Minsker
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Allen Richard Allen
Raul Ayala Raul Ayala
Mike Cohen Mike Cohen
Timothy Danger Timothy Danger
Shannon Marie Daugherty Shannon Marie Daugherty
José Luis Jácome Guerrero José Luis Jácome Guerrero
Ethan H. Minsker
Ted Riederer Ted Riederer
Gabriel Roldos Gabriel Roldos
James Rudio 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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USA

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Spanish | English

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6 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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$3,000 (estimated)
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Art by Any Means Necessary
5 October 2018 | by alanalorincarlsonSee all my reviews

I sought out this film after seeing it mentioned in the back of Ethan's Psycho Moto Zine, and thinking, dang, this guy does a lot! He writes books, publishes a zine, and makes movies (?!)

It turns out he's also a founding member of the Antagonist Art Collective, which as I gathered was a sprawling movement dedicated to the idea that you should probably make something, like, NOW, and invite (or bully) your friends into doing the same. This film follows many members of the group, from its spawning place in NYC to Europe and South America. We get a look at some artists who make great work and are passionate about what they do, and that's inspiring!

If you like this film, I'd check out Man in Camo, a newer autobiography by Ethan, as well as Beautiful Losers (2008, Aaron Rose/Joshua Leonard)


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