Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present1hr 46min.
USA 2012. Directed by Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre. Featuring Marina Abramovic, James Franco, David Blaine.
This award-winning documentary follows the innovative and sometimes controversial Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovich as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
It discusses her unique and daring take on her art form, which has helped expand the realm of stage art through the emotional and provocative interactive techniques she has mastered over the course of 40 years.
Even those cynical about performance art have found substance and resonance in Abramovic's work and this documentary will open up the subject for discussion and offer a new perspective.
Winner of the Special Jury Award at the recent Sheffield DocFest2012, as well as the Audience Award in Berlin and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.