Dithers (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Graphic & Applied Arts, Sociology  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Documentarian and art aficionado Reid van Renesse helms Dithers, the first volume in a projected series of nonfiction films exploring the landscape of contemporary art in 21st century America. This particular film hones in on graffiti painters and other similar street artists. In a protracted series of on-camera interviews, Van Renesse talks to some 30 key painters and illustrators of the urban scene including Sam Flores, Andy Mueller, Ricky Powell, Rich Jacobs, David Choe, Albert Reyes, Dug One, and Tiffany Bozic -- and invites them to discuss such topics as how and why they create the art that they produce, the conflicts and obstacles they encounter, what drives them to success (and what represents "success" for them), and the future of postmodern art.

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artist, art-scene, culture [arts], graffiti, modern-art, photography