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      Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

      Released Jun 25, 2021 1 hr. 17 min. Documentary TRAILER for Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide: Trailer 1 List
      86% 14 Reviews Tomatometer Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide was made over 11 years and features interviews and rare archival footage with Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, and Jeffrey Deitch. The documentary shows Scharf's New York City arrival in the early 1980s where he quickly befriended Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. This trio, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene, would soon take the art world by storm. While Basquiat and Haring both died tragically young, Scharf lived through cataclysmic shifts in New York City and the art world. Despite setbacks along the way, Scharf continues to follow his particular high-tone, technicolor artistic vision while growing public and critical appreciation for his earlier work has cemented his place as a pop art icon. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 22 Buy Now

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      Torin F WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE is a colorful, rich and engaging portrait, with Kenny Scharf as its subject, that is just as much about the periods in which he's worked (especially 1980s New York), as well as a study of the human artistic impulse and the struggles and rewards of an artful life lived outside or beyond fixed categories and expectations (of normative behavior, perception, sexuality, expression, etc.) that is simultaneously inspiring and perhaps unenviable. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review dave d A remarkably average film, for a remarkably unique individual. Dennis Hopper shows up as a talking head and he looks remarkably healthy considering he's been dead for 11 years. How long was this footage archived. Little explanation is given as to why Kenny Scharf deserves a movie other than him being a rebel who's misunderstood. He certainly deserves a biopic, but one that delves deeper into that fascinating brain of an artist who is brilliant! Final Score: 5/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Made with spirit and affection, the film frames Scharf's prodigious output and energy... as a triumph of having nourished an artistic soul rather than carefully modulating an artistic career. Jul 15, 2021 Full Review Glenn Kenny New York Times Makes a considered and not entirely uncritical case for Scharf's relevance. Jun 24, 2021 Full Review Kathy Fennessy Video Librarian Magazine Though the co-directors depict a considerably longer life and career, their documentary ends up feeling shallow and surface-level by comparison. A strong optional selection. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 17, 2021 Full Review Pat Padua Spectrum Culture This colorful documentary portrait of an artist is ultimately a touching portrait of a father - and a story of growing up. Rated: 78/100 Jul 29, 2021 Full Review Robert Denerstein Denerstein Unleashed Scharf kept working and following his own path. He's still at it and still committed to the notion that to be meaningful art needn't be stripped of either playfulness or (heaven forbid) fun. Jun 29, 2021 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills One hopes this documentary, directed by his daughter Maria with Max Basch, will trigger renewed appreciation for the complexity and remarkable technique that people failed to appreciate in his imagery the first time around. Jun 28, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide was made over 11 years and features interviews and rare archival footage with Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, and Jeffrey Deitch. The documentary shows Scharf's New York City arrival in the early 1980s where he quickly befriended Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. This trio, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene, would soon take the art world by storm. While Basquiat and Haring both died tragically young, Scharf lived through cataclysmic shifts in New York City and the art world. Despite setbacks along the way, Scharf continues to follow his particular high-tone, technicolor artistic vision while growing public and critical appreciation for his earlier work has cemented his place as a pop art icon.
      Director
      Malia Scharf, Max Basch
      Executive Producer
      Anne Acheson, David Beal, Ryan Brooks, Giancarlo Canavesio
      Screenwriter
      Max Basch, Malia Scharf
      Distributor
      Greenwich Entertainment
      Production Co
      Mangusta Productions, Curatorial, Maliable Films, Green Hummingbird Entertainment, Octopus Originals
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 25, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 25, 2021
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