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Nominee
Golden Bear
Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee
Glasshütte Original Documentary Award
Berlin International Film Festival
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Fascinating. A rangy, unconventional ride. A fine, thoughtful documentary.
--Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
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Beuys


Part of our Culture Vulture series. For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.

Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capital. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

“Folks in the know hold Beuys in similar standing to Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol. Not only offers a psychological portrait of the man, but chronicles the many ways he sought to reverse the effects of our repressive social systems – and how his breakthroughs continue to influence artists today.” – Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic

“The most extensive revisiting of Beuys’s art and life.” – David D’Arcy, The Art Newspaper

Sounds Hubertus Müll and Matthias Lembert
Composed by Damian Scholl and Ulrich Reuter
Editors Stephan Krumbiegel and Olaf Voigtländer
Produced by Thomas Kufus
Cinematographer Jörg Jeshel

Opening at

Music Hall on Feb 23rd
Royal on Feb 26th
Playhouse 7 on Feb 26th
Town Center 5 on Feb 26th
Claremont 5 on Feb 26th
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Genre: Art & Artists, Bio-pic, Culture Vulture, Documentary
Runtime: 107 min
Language: English, German

Director: Andres Veiel

Awards:
  • Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Nominee, Glasshütte Original Documentary Award, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Simon Abrams, Village Voice
The makers of the compelling documentary character study 'Beuys' effectively convey Cold War–era German performance artist Joseph Beuys’s infectious presence and democratic ideals by emphasizing photographs and video recordings of Beuys at work rather than leaning too muc...

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