ANGRY INUK / KARL MARX CITY / MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK REVIEWED
Starting off this trifecta, I watched Angry Inuk first. This film combines the thrill of clubbing seals with the dour nature of giving the need to hunt a face. The documentary doesn’t appeal to anyone side, but it goes out of its way to make everyone feel bad. Good times abound.
Karl Marx City is neither about a city or Karl Marx…discuss. What it does do is give a look at how the Stasi’s impact continue to impact the lives of former East Germans. The spectre of communist ideology hangs heavy over these victims, but it’s a couple of decades removed with limited coverage of actual Stasi officers/related officials. So, what is the big takeaway? Also, why didn’t we get a Terry Gilliam style cutout of Karl Marx to explain it all?
Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back scratches the pretentious artist documentary itch. This guy depicts the Pope getting crushed to death and he duct tapes art gallery owners to walls. While I like the idea of what he does, the guy comes across awful in his interviews. Still, marvelous ideas throughout the piece.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 12/5/17
The Plot Thus Far
ANGRY INUK: An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact that international campaigns against the seal hunt have had on their lives.
KARL MARX CITY: A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father’s 1999 suicide.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK: An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod’s equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?