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Breaking Boundaries: the Art of Alex Masket

If he can't tell us what he's doing, is it art?

Overview

Genre
Arts and Human Interest
Synopsis

This film chronicles the story of Alex Masket, an extraordinary artist who has created a deep and varied body of work despite a disability that inhibits what most might consider being "normal" human interaction. A young adult with severe autism, Alex makes what we in the verbal world call art. Is he expressing himself? Is this his language, and is it our disability if we can't understand it?
Containing interviews with art experts and a community of supporters, the film documents the kinetic energy and wholly individualistic style of a young artist, and brings into sharp focus the notion of what artistic communication and the creative impulse is all about.

Stage
finished
Running time
18 and 2 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Ashcan Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007 - 2009
Locations
New York, NY, Westfield, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
Prod. Partners
original music by Diane Moser additional audio & camera - Bruce Hanson, Bill Blanchard

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Berkshire International, Black Maria, LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, & Tulsa United FFs, FIFA (Montreal), Mexico Intl, NYC Picture Start, Spirit Quest, Sprout, Victoria, Garden State, Hollywood Cinema, Williamburg Intl, Napa Sonoma, NYC Downtown
Awards
Cine Golden Eagle, Berkshire Next Great Filmmaker, Tulsa United,
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

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