20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

Ron English: Living In Delusionville

United States, 2022 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2022
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Nov 27 8:45 PM Buy

description

RON ENGLISH: LIVING IN DELUSIONVILLE explores the impact of corporate messaging through art and its necessary antidote: noncommercial thought-provoking public art.

Artist Ron English plays by his own rules, creating dynamic art across the world which demands dialog and provokes action. From humble Midwestern beginnings, processing the commercial imagery of pop culture into a darker, funnier universe he calls Delusionville, English has pranked and pummeled his way into prominence, influencing generations of artists and laying the groundwork for the explosion of Street Art.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
DC Independent Film Festival 2022
Woodstock Film Festival 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Constant Van Hoeven (Mr Kaleidoscope) is a Dutch born film director based in Kingston, NY. Van Hoeven started work on LIVING IN DELUSIONVILLE in 2016 after meeting Ron English through a mutual friend and co-producer Andrew Porter. Growing up reading about culture jamming in America and The Situationist International in France, he was more than happy to collaborate on a biopic about the legendary artist and anti-consumerist thinker. What initially was supposed to take 6 months turned into a 6-year journey.

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press for Ron English: Living In Delusionville

"An all-too-short glimpse into one of America’s finest critics of pop culture."
- Washington City Paper
"Dubbed the “Godfather of Street Art” ... the documentary takes a fairly straightforward approach to his work and biography, but it is engaging because English is charismatic, candid and endlessly creative."
- Gambit

screened with a short film

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The Last Words Of Scott Moodie

Canada, 2022, 25 m, Director Brandon Kaufman

Shot weeks for his renoviction, THE LAST WORDS OF SCOTT MOODIE gives the titular Montreal artist, bohemian, and man-about-town total control of his narrative. Moodie's stories, which range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, pile one a top another, keying us into his biography while also raising fundamental questions about gentrification in Montreal, queerness and art, and the broader relationship between art and commerce.

details

Documentary / Art / Biography

70 minutes

credits

Director
Constant Van Hoeven

Producers
Constant van Hoeven
Andrew Porter

Cinematographer
Andrew Porter

Cast
Ron English
Shepard Fairey
Flavor Flav
Daniel Johnston
Allyson Grey

Official website:
http://www.livingindelusionville.com

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/Mr_Kaleidoscope/

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awards

Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Washington DC Independent Film Festival 2022