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Art is...The Permanent Revolution (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,291Details
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The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today. In the new documentary, ART IS... THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION, three contemporary American artists and a master printer help explain the dynamic sequences of social reality and protest. Among the wide range of 60 artists on display are Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Masereel, Grosz, Gropper, and Picasso. While their stirring graphics sweep by, the making of an etching, a woodcut and a lithograph unfolds before our eyes, as the contemporary artists join their illustrious predecessors in creating art of social engagement.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,001-15,100) 15,094 $4,291
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,572 $4,291
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,196 $4,291

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as Art is....The Permanent Revolution
Video Release: August 14th, 2012 by First Run Home, released as Art is The Permanent Revolution
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, Agitprop, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Streetwise Films
Production Countries: United States


Deborah Tavella    Narrator


Sigmund Abeles    Himself
Ann Chermow    Herself
Paul Marcus    Himself
James Reed    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Manfred Kirchheimer    Editor
Manfred Kirchheimer    Sound Designer
Manfred Kirchheimer    Producer
Zachary Alspough    Cinematographer
Peter Renaldi    Cinematographer
Taiki Sugioka    Cinematographer
Dominick Tavella    Sound Mixer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 87 $2,718   1 $2,718   $2,718 1
2012/03/30 109 $98   1 $98   $3,982 5
2012/05/11 115 $202   1 $202   $4,252 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 87 $3,884   1 $3,884   $3,884 1
2012/03/30 98 $166   1 $166   $2,884 5
2012/05/11 108 $241   1 $241   $4,291 11

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