or


[05/08/13 - 11:57 AM]
HBO Documentary "Inside Out: The People's Art Project," the Story of French Street Artist JR and His Groundbreaking Global Movement, Debuts May 20
Alastair Siddons helmed the thought-provoking documentary.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO DOCUMENTARY "INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT," THE STORY OF FRENCH STREET ARTIST JR AND HIS GROUNDBREAKING GLOBAL MOVEMENT, DEBUTS MAY 20

Known for billboard-sized photographic portraits of everyday people in urban settings, French street artist JR has a simple call to action: "Tell me what you stand for, and together we'll turn the world inside out." To transform his idea into reality, he created the Inside Out Project, the world's largest participatory art project and a remarkable testament to the power of the image and the role art can play in transforming lives.

Directed by Alastair Siddons, the thought-provoking documentary INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT explores this groundbreaking global art movement when it debuts MONDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: May 20 (2:40 a.m.), 23 (2:15 p.m.), 25 (11:15 a.m. ET, 4:15 p.m. PT) and 29 (5:30 p.m., 12:15 a.m.), and June 2 (1:00 p.m.) and 5 (5:10 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: May 22 (8:00 p.m., 4:55 a.m.) and 28 (11:00 a.m.), and June 21 (8:00 a.m.)

JR began photographing his friends illegally painting their names ("tagging") in the metro and on roofs and later pasted the prints in the streets of Paris in 2001, saying that was when he learned "the power of paper and glue." JR himself remains anonymous; his full name is unknown and he always wears sunglasses and a fedora in public and on camera.

The 2011 winner of the prestigious TED Prize, given annually to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change, JR was granted initial funding to make "a wish to change the world." The resulting Inside Out Project empowers people across the globe, often in perilous and politically unstable environments, to create their own photographic messages.

In his Paris studio, JR explains how Inside Out works: People take photo portraits - no logos or hate messages allowed - and send them to him. He then prints giant versions of the images for free and sends them back. "It's up to them to paste it up in a place with meaning," he notes. These exhibitions are documented, archived and viewable virtually at insideoutproject.net.

INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT follows the globetrotting JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting large portraits in the streets and testing the limits of what they thought possible. To date, over 130,000 people have sent photos to Inside Out, pasting the enlargements in more than 10,000 locations in more than 100 countries, including Brazil, Tunisia, Pakistan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, France and the U.S.

The film offers glimpses of the everyday challenges facing individuals in some of the world's most economically depressed and volatile areas, showing how Inside Out provides a means of self-expression and a way for people who have been invisible to feel recognized.

INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT visits locations around the world, including:

Haiti - Two years after the earthquake that killed 316,000 people, the rubble remains and half a million people still live in tents. With the help of the kinetic Teleghetto crew, photographer Benoit takes pictures of residents against Inside Out's signature polka-dot background. Remarkably, in spite of their hardships, the subjects make funny faces. Benoit says the portraits will send a hopeful message: Even though Haiti is in crisis, there are still positive things happening here.

Tunisia - The uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 were sparked by the Tunisian revolution. Although President Ben Ali was toppled, the country remains in a state of transition today. Photographers Aziz, Serena, Sophia and Hichem describe how huge posters of Ben Ali were everywhere during his rule. Today, through Inside Out, their goal to replace them with portraits of everyday people is realized.

North Dakota - Home to 8,000 Native Americans, the Standing Rock Reservation has experienced a wave of youth suicides over the past decade. When JR heard the story of Jenny and Ted, whose 18-year-old son committed suicide, he sent them a massive photo of their son's eyes, which they pasted to the side of a trailer. On seeing the striking finished mural, Ted says, "It was like walking into heaven."

West Bank - Palestinian Abed lives in the West Bank, while his wife and kids live in a refugee camp. He worries that the concrete wall being built by the Israeli government will make it harder for them to see each other. Inside Out portraits of the children, pasted in their father's house, provide comfort. "Now I will be able to see them every day," Abed says.

Inside Out photo booths and photo trucks around the globe bring the project directly to the street, enabling the public to participate instantly, free of charge. Tens of thousands of portraits have been printed at photo booths in such locations as Paris, Arles, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, and by photo trucks in Kesennuma, Japan and across Israel and Palestine. In April, a photo truck also traveled to New York City areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, including the Staten Island waterfront, the Rockaways, Red Hook and Coney Island. In conjunction with the Times Square Alliance, an Inside Out photo truck is currently inhabiting New York City's Times Square through May 10.

The film was an official Documentary Feature Spotlight selection at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Presented in Arabic, Creole, English, French and Spanish with English subtitles, INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT shows that whatever the language, people can be united by photography, art and the desire for self-expression.

For more information, visit: Facebook: facebook.com/hbodocs; and Twitter: @HBODocs #InsideOut.

INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE'S ART PROJECT was directed by Alastair Siddons; produced by Emile Abinal; editor, Gregor Lyon; executive producers, Marco Berrebi, Jane Rosenthal, Leo Haidar and Sol Guy; co-producer, Guillaume Lefrancois; original music, Antonio Pinto; cinematographer, Patrick Ghiringhelli. For HBO: consulting editor, Geof Bartz; supervising producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.





  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.