Film Reports

Film Reports

Art In New York-Art 226 001

Instructor: Eugenio Espinosa

Extra Credit Written Report on a Film about a contemporary artist. This is due in hard copy (paper) on or before 1 pm Friday May 13 in my mailbox at the CAC building first floor.


Procedure: A typed report at least 2 pages long. Choose film from list below (other side ).

Basic info: Director, date, type of film, i.e.. is it a documentary or a fiction? Or a combination of both?

 a)Give a thorough description of film

 b) Explain how the film relates to concepts and /or artists we have discussed in class

 c)How has this film specifically increased your understanding of the particular artist, of art, or of the creative process?

 d)How does this film function as an art work in itself?


References: Do not plagiarize. As in any paper, provide citations if you quote or paraphrase.









List of films for Written Reports:

If you cannot access Netflix or a local library you can also select films about artists from the following websites-check in with me to make sure it’s appropriate to the course (it has to be about a contemporary artist):


Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 2010


Herb and Dorothy, 2008- A film about art collectors


The Cool School, 2008


Waste Land, 2010- Great film of Vik Muniz’s work


How to Draw a Bunny,2002


Painters Painting, 1973 

Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film , 2010,is a film by street artist Banksy

Guest Of Cindy Sherman, 2008 ,Paul Hasegawa-Overacker

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision is a 1994 documentary film made by Freida Lee Mock about the life of American artist Maya Lin, whose best-known work is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.The film won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1]

The Gates, a film by By Antonio Ferrera, Albert and David Maysles. 2007. Maysles Films. 93 minutes. [The film won the Peabody Award in 2008.]           

Rivers and Tides, 2001, Documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer shows us Andy Goldsworthy as he creates art in natural settings using natural materials such as driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones. Goldsworthy comments on his “earthworks” and occasionally responds to off screen questions from Riedelsheimer while he painstakingly builds his outdoors sculptures. With some exceptions, such as a winding stone wall that he built in Mountainville, NY, Goldsworthy’s creations are intentionally mutable works.

CHRISTO’S VALLEY CURTAIN a film by the Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Ellen Hovde1974, 28 minutes

RUNNING FENCE a film by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin1978, 58 minutes

ISLANDS a film by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin1986, 57 minutes

CHRISTO IN PARIS a film by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Deborah Dickson and Susan Froemke, 1990, 58 minutes



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