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Shorts Block: My Paintbrush Bites

  • Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen 40 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

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.

Films Include:

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.