The Cool School


1h 26m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The seminal Ferus Gallery groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York impor

Film Details

Also Known As
Cool School
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Independent Television Service; Tremolo Productions
Distribution Company
Arthouse Films; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

The seminal Ferus Gallery groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York imports, Andy Warhol (hosting his first Soup Can show), Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein as well as leading to the first Pop Art show and Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective. What was lost and gained is tied up in a complex web of egos, passions, money, and art. This is how L.A. came of age.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cool School
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Independent Television Service; Tremolo Productions
Distribution Company
Arthouse Films; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008

Released in United States May 23, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States June 2008

Released in United States 2012

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Documentary Competition) June 21-July 1, 2007.

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 12-21, 2008.

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States May 23, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Documentary Competition) June 21-July 1, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 12-21, 2008.)

Released in United States 2012 (Special Presentations)