Loving art is hard, but making a living on loving it is harder. These six films, from Oscar nominees, Tisch faculty members, trailblazers, and independents have one thing in common: an untangible fascination with how great art is made. In 2018, the way we obsess over artists is (finally) changing. Nina Simone, Lou Reed, Jack Whitten, T. Berry and Metro the Horse present a variety of foundations on which Boy Genius mounts it critique of auteur-ship and isolated creation. Here, a conversation begins when the credits roll.
To Be Free, dir. Adepero Oduye / Narrative / USA
Boy Genius, dir. Becca Roth & Molly Cahen / Narrative / USA
My Paintbrush Bites, dir. Joel Pincosy & Joe Egender / Doc / USA
The World's Greatest Storyteller, dir. Horatio Baltz / Doc / USA
The Velvet Underground Played My High School, dir. Tony C. Jannelli & Robert Pietri / Animation / USA
Jack Whitten: An Artist's Life, dir. Ian Forster / Doc / USA
Showcase runs approx. 75 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.