Cool School: How L.A. Learned to Love Modern Art
Director: Morgan Neville

Cool School: How L.A. Learned to Love Modern Art
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: New Video Group
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Walter Hopps on "Walter Hopps, Hopps, Hopps" by Ed Kienholz
    • The World of Ed Kienholz
    • Ferus artists reunion
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 03/28/2008
"[A] breezy, lively documentary....An often fascinating, visually charming and intelligently edited mix of found footage, home movies, still images and contemporary interviews..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/04/2008
"The rare footage of '50s and '60s L.A. alone is a treasure; the City of Angels has rarely looked so hip." -- Grade: A-
Los Angeles Times - 05/23/2008
"THE COOL SCHOOL is a vital and essential look at the way scenes are born....The film is thrilling and inspiring, a jazzy mix of recent interviews and archival footage."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2008
"An engaging, briskly edited whistlestop tour of the mid-century Los Angeles modern-art scene, from virtual non-existence in the early 1950s to New York's cultural rival a decade later.

Product Description:

This documentary explores the embryonic L.A. art scene in the 1950s and '60s. It focuses on the Ferus Gallery, which helped bring together a group of visionary artists who were soon catapulted into national stars. Interviews and vintage footage fill out this story of competitive artists--such as Ed Kienholz, Wallace Berman, and Ed Moses--and the influence of money and fame. Chiming in to share their thoughts on the period are Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, and many others.


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Product Info

  • UPC: 767685214763
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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