Art Bastard

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Oct 14, 2016 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 15, 2016 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 16, 2016 4:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 16, 2016 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 17, 2016 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 17, 2016 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 20, 2016 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 20, 2016 3:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Oct 21, 2016 3:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:84 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Victor Kanefsky
Country Listing:USA
Copyright:2016
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Robert Cenedella

Description

In a madcap art world obsessed with money, fame and hype, how does an artist driven by justice, defiance and his own singular style thrive? Meet the rebellious New York artist Robert Cenedella, an undeniably provocative and rabble-rousing character. Set to a rollicking soundtrack, Art Bastard not only tours the artist’s life, but his eye-poppingly intricate paintings—peering into every corner to uncover its hidden stories. The result is a visceral art documentary: at once an investigation of a man’s identity, inquiry into what art is and who it’s for and feisty portrait of the ups and downs of a life lived on one’s own terms.

Critical praise:

  • The Hollywood Reporter - “A showcase for Cenedella’s highly imaginative and thoughtful works.”
  • IndieWire - "A quintessential New York story."
  • rogerebert.com - 3/4 stars, “Engaging and thought-provoking documentary.”
  • Variety - “A lively look at a self-styled superstar of outsider art.”
  • The Washington Post - “A compelling indictment of the way commerce drives the art market.”