‘BURDEN’ Tells the Story of a ‘Mad’ Performance Artist Who Got Older and Wiser

By Gregory Crofton A promotional still for the new documentary “BURDEN” shows artist Chris Burden wearing Speedos with his hands tied behind his back. He’s lying on his chest, struggling across a parking lot covered in broken glass using his…

‘BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI’ Documentary Shows Graces Jones Can Be as Soft as She is Dark

By Gregory Crofton By following Grace Jones around the world on and off for five years, director Sophie Fiennes was able to create a mesmerizing two-hour documentary full of life, love, beauty and powerful performances. It deftly reflects and explains…

DocTalk: ‘BURDEN’ ~ Filmmakers Speak About Man Who Had Himself Shot for Art

Co-directors Richard Dewey and Tim Marrinan discuss the making of “BURDEN,” a new documentary about a performance artist who shocked the world with his violent work in the early 1970s. Chris Burden ultimately left behind this provocative, innovative art when…

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