Ethan Minsker

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Ethan Minsker (2006)

Ethan Hart Minsker (born August 25, 1969) is an American writer, filmmaker, artist, fanzine publisher and founding member of the Antagonist Movement.[1][2] His work has received a feature in the French-edition of Vice magazine.[3]

Films[edit]

Minsker received his first super 8mm camera at the age of 7 from his grandfather.[4] A music video he made for the Washington punk band Desiderata[5] was featured on the independent section on MTV's 120 Minutes. His thesis project Amorosis, a 30-minute, 16 mm narrative film, was a finalist at the New York Film Festival. After graduating with honors, Minsker began working on independent films and music videos as a grip and electric.[6]

Minsker's first 71 minute music documentary was Anything Boys Can Do. The film was exhibited at Exit Art Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum.[7] The film won several awards and played in 50 film festivals worldwide.[8][9]

Anything Boys Can Do was followed by The Stick Up Artists in 1999, The Soft Hustle (2000), Mark of the Ninja (2004), Touching a Van Gogh (2004),[10] This Is Berlin, Not New York (2008), and The Dolls of Lisbon in 2011, which was featured as part of a special screening at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City.[11]

Self Medicated[12] (2014) is the most recent documentary, a film about art, artists, and their struggles to stay happy. This film documents the entire history of the Antagonist Movement and the artists involved, employing animation, stop-motion film techniques, interviews, and a killer soundtrack that spans the globe.

Books[edit]

Minsker has published several books starting with Rich Boy Cries For Momma,[13] which was featured in the art show "I Bleed Black" at the Marianne Boesky Gallery.[14] Barstool Prophets followed in 2011 and is a fictional memoir.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Antagonist Movement". Antagonist Movement. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Antagonist Blogspot". Antagonist Movement. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "VIOLENCE GRATUITE ET DENTS PÉTÉES; January 2013, ETHAN MINSKER A ÉCRIT UN ROMAN SUR LES DÉBUTS SANGLANTS DU PUNK AMÉRICAIN". Julien Morel. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  4. ^ IMDb - Ethan H. Minsker
  5. ^ "Desiderata (2) - Desiderata (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  6. ^ "Broadway Damage Credits". Broadwaydamage.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  7. ^ "Event: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum". Brooklyn Museum. 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  8. ^ "Lesbian & Gay Film Fest Continues For Second Week - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1997-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  9. ^ "Film Archive - Melbourne International Film Festival". MIFF. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  10. ^ "Touching a Van Gogh". Rome Independent Film Festival. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Queens Museum of Art DysTorpia Media Project//". queensmuseum.org. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  12. ^ "Antagonist Founder Talks Documentary". Victoria Advocate. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Interview with Ethan Minsker". WhiteHot Magazine. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Art Handler Show:I Bleed Black - Press Release". Marianne Boesky Gallery. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  15. ^ "The Local East Village //". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 

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