Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

About the Film

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process––she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.
Starring: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach
Director: Matthew Akers
Release Date: 06/13/12

Reactions

“Easily the best documentary of the Sundance Film Festival, it's also an early contender for best doc of 2012.”– Jesse Hawthorne, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Breathtaking...Extraordinary. The movie’s power as a potent secondhand art high is damned near peerless.” – David Fear, Time Out New York

“A moving and masterfully constructed exploration of what makes art—or anything else—worth doing in the first place.” – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Berlin International Film Festival 2012 - Panorama Audience Award, Documentary Film
  • Winner! Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award, Best Feature Film
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Documentary

Cast & Crew

Featuring

Marina Abramovic
Ulay
David Blaine
James Franco
Arthur Danto
David Balliano
Klaus Biesenbach

Technical Info

Production Year: 2012
Release Date: 06/13/12
Countries of Production: US
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 46m
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Rating: Unrated

Theaters

New York
New York
6/13/12
Los Angeles
California
6/15/12
Santa Fe
New Mexico
7/4/12
Webster Groves
Missouri
7/6/12
Hartford
Connecticut
7/6/12
San Francisco
California
7/6/12
Cleveland
Ohio
7/11/12
Portland
Maine
7/20/12
Minneapolis
Minnesota
7/20/12
Aspen
Colorado
8/6/12
East Lansing
Michigan
8/9/12
Fort Worth
Texas
8/10/12
Coral Gables
Florida
8/17/12
Austin
Texas
8/22/12
Rochester
New York
8/24/12
Pelham
New York
8/24/12
Los Angeles
California
8/31/12
Portland
Oregon
9/7/12
Bloomington
Indiana
9/7/12
Lawrence
Kansas
9/12/12
Columbus
Ohio
9/12/12
Boulder
Colorado
9/13/12
Williamsburg
Virginia
9/15/12
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
9/19/12
Easton
Maryland
9/21/12
Kansas City
Missouri
9/21/12
Riverside
California
9/28/12
Ithaca
New York
10/5/12
Houston
Texas
10/6/12
Detroit
Michigan
11/9/12

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Berlin International Film Festival 2012 - Panorama Audience Award, Documentary Film
  • Winner! Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award, Best Feature Film
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Documentary

Reactions

“Easily the best documentary of the Sundance Film Festival, it's also an early contender for best doc of 2012.”– Jesse Hawthorne, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Breathtaking...Extraordinary. The movie’s power as a potent secondhand art high is damned near peerless.” – David Fear, Time Out New York

“A moving and masterfully constructed exploration of what makes art—or anything else—worth doing in the first place.” – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

Detailed Film Info

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process––she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time. Elevating traditional documentary techniques with an artistic gloss befitting its subject, Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present is by no means a typical “art film.” With total access granted by Abramovic and The Museum of Modern Art, Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present is instead a mesmerizing cinematic journey inside the world of radical performance, and an intimate portrait of an astonishingly magnetic, endlessly intriguing woman who draws no distinction between life and art.

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