Art Is...The Permanent Revolution
Art Is...The Permanent Revolution (2012)

The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2012
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Andy Webster
New York Times

There is no mistaking Mr. Kirchheimer's convictions or his understandable love for the creators here, past and present.

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Louis Proyect

Put succinctly, this is the greatest film ever made dealing with the connection between art and radical politics.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

[Offers] up compelling portraits of practicing artists intelligently probing their status as socially conscious image makers.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The entire history of politically inspired printmaking unfolds in Manfred Kirchheimer's admirably serious, hands-on documentary.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

[A] lightly argued but forcefully illustrated look at the historical and philosophical interplay between the artisanal process and political art.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The premise of this brief portrait sketch is as modest as the standard-definition, full-frame format in which it was photographed.

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