Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art
Feb 23, 2023
If Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art gives viewers strong Man In Camo vibes, don’t worry, it is intentional. Ethan Minsker, the subject and director of the latter is the person behind this documentary about the titular artist. The filmmaker employs the same multimedia style used to tell his life story here to bring forth the power of LaForge’s work.
Scooter LaForge was born in 1971 and naturally gravitated to art. After working for years in San Francisco, the man decided to move to New York City to attend an art school there, thanks to a fellowship. Several different forms, including graffiti, expressionism, and neo-surrealism, influence the painter-sculptor-fashion designer’s art. The subjects of his work stem from pop culture and current events. This is beautifully highlighted here as LaForge collaborates with Helixx Armageddon on a performance art piece using this canvas and her poetry.
“…graffiti, expressionism, and neo-surrealism, influence the painter-sculptor-fashion designer’s art.”
Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art is an engaging examination of how one man’s convictions and art can affect so many. The collaboration, as mentioned earlier, between LaForge and Armageddon sparked the man to start writing poetry himself. But LaForge also begins a fashion line with Patricia Field, and Gazelle Paulo models the wears often. It is very fascinating to hear how LaForge approaches each partnership differently, to suit the other half (halves).
Minsker uses animation throughout to liven up the proceedings. This makes it seem like art is always following LaForge, even when he was a kid. It also helps to enliven what would otherwise be a standard talking heads documentary. Thankfully, everyone interviewed is fun and speaks highly of LaForge. Armageddon is especially insightful, and one can only hope to see a Minsker helmed production about her one day.
Running around 80 minutes, Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art does not waste a second. The subject is interesting, and his art is incredible. Minsker moves the narrative along briskly while presenting engaging interviewees. But what makes this film unique is seeing how LaForge has touched and been touched by those in his inner circle. Art is an evolving medium influenced by the artist’s current life and perspective. No one seems to know this better than LaForge, and Minsker’s film truly celebrates the man and his ever-important work.
For more information, visit the Scooter LaForge: A Life Of Art Facebook page.
Publisher: Source link
‘Evil Dead Rise’ Director on Why He Couldn’t Tell a Story with Ash in the Cabin
I had the pleasure of catching Lee Cronin’s directorial debut, The Hole in the Ground, when it first premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It was immediately apparent that Cronin was a must-watch genre director on the rise, but…
Mar 31, 2023
Teyana Taylor and Co. Discuss Celebrating Black Women with A Thousand and One
A Thousand and One is one of a kind, and a must-see. Anyone who saw it at Sundance last January, where it made its world premiere alongside other talks-of-the-town like Past Lives and Magazine Dreams, will tell you just how…
Mar 31, 2023
Melissa Barrera on the Changes to Sam She Pushed For
I always want more time at the end of interviews, but especially at the end of interviews with Melissa Barrera. I had the pleasure of having her on Collider Ladies Night in January of 2022 for the release of Scream…
Mar 31, 2023
How the Story Changed After Neve Campbell’s Exit
As though making a new installment of a beloved horror franchise isn’t hard enough, the team behind Scream VI had to make a new movie without the heart and soul of the franchise, Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott. While many assumed…
Mar 31, 2023