Friday, June 17, 2005

New York Artist Arthur Robins Featured in Movie This Revolution to be Shown at The Pioneer Theater

I just missed it this past May, at the Santa Cruz film festival...

This Revolution

New York, N.Y. June 17th, 2005 Arthur Robins plays himself in, This Revolution, a film that is part fictional and part documentary. It should include some of Robins’ art, as well as some footage of a video he shot of 5 NYC detectives interrogating him, over a crime that he did not commit. There will also be footage inside his apartment; he scripted his own dialogue based on what had previously been reported in the New York Times. 6/12/04 ”In a Post-9/11 World, The Police Star in an Artist’s Reality Video The New York Times, Julie Salamon.

This Revolution had its world premiere at Sundance 2005. It was also an official selection of the True/False Festival where director Stephen Marshall won the True Vision Award. Conceived as a low-budget, hi-impact verite thriller for the political set, This Revolution, was developed, written, cast, shot (on 24P DV) and edited in 100 days, just in time for the Sundance deadline.

This Revolution will be shown in Manhattan at The Two Boots Pioneer Theater, from June 29th through July 5th, at 9:00 PM nightly. The Pioneer Theater is located at 155 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B New York, New York 10009

The film also contains footage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The director Stephen Marshall, as well as the lead actress Rosario Dawson were arrested while shooting near the Republican National Convention.

Stephen Marshall is an author and award-winning (Sundance, Chicago IFF) documentary filmmaker. As the co-founder of Guerrilla News Network (, he has directed controversial music videos for Beastie Boys, Eminem, and 50 Cent. His first narrative feature, This Revolution, was an official selection at Sundance 2005.

Arthur Robins, who has lived in New York for the last thirty years, has shown his work in as varied of places as the streets of New York to the John McEnroe Gallery in Soho. In 1993 Robins was one of the founding members of A.R.T.I.S.T., a group that successfully litigated a Federal landmark case extending the First Amendment right of free speech to artists and fine art (selling art on New York streets had been banned).


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This Revolution The making of an arresting film By Stephen Marshall