Watch on HBO – VICE episode 13: American Scrap & Children of the Drones with correspondents, David Choe and Suroosh Alvi

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Watch David Choe scour through Detroit and Cleveland with folks Scrapping to survive.  People are literally ripping apart old schools, homes, hospitals and factories for raw materials to sell to local scrap yards for cash. Scrap metal being one of the biggest US exports to China, has an interesting life cycle that often starts from places like Detroit and Cleveland.  David Choe as correspondent for VICE explores the situation on the ground and looks into the life cycle of scrap metal “from the people who risk their lives to find it, to the yards that buy it, all the way to the Chinese traders who take it back home to build their economy”.

VICE episode 13 will air Friday, March 28th, 8PM EST/ 11PM PST on HBO and available HBO On Demand starting March 29th, 2014.

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“Eames: The Architect and The Painter” Trailer

James Franco had more time to narrate this film than finish his Rebel project. But this is definitely something we want to see; “Eames: The Architect and The Painter.” We enjoy a nice piece of industrial design from the Eames factory, and better yet, the great works of a husband-wife duo like Charles and Ray Eames.

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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

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Barry Mcgee & Margaret Kilgallen Documentary

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Must watch. Probably the best duo in our version of contemporary art, Barry McGee and his late wife, Margaret Kilgallen, made some of the most important, heartfelt folk graffiti and fine art of the past 25 years. They were the Diego and Frida for the 1990s. A must-watch, inspirational piece of two young artists beginning to become major figures.

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‘Project Nim’ Documentary

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While listening to NPR recently, a story about the documentary ‘Project Nim’ came on. In the 1970s, a infant chimpanzee was taken from its mother and put in human care for a Columbia University psychology experiment. The chimpanzee was to be treated exactly as a human and to be taught sign language. They really went all out. The mother even breast fed the chimp and raised it alongside her 13-year-old daughter. The project was a complete failure and the chimp persistently behaved like a wild animal. Surprised? Not really. He does look pretty mischievous in that red sweater.

Read more and listen at NPR.

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David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery

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This past Sunday at FIFTY24SF Gallery/Upper Playground in San Francisco, we celebrated the release of Dirty Hands, the documentary following the career of David Choe. Director Harry Kim, artist and the film’s star, David Choe, and a crew of friends, family, and fans showed up. What happened; street races, thumb wars, photos, signings, bloody marys, smiles, and happy moments.

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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe DVD now available and streaming

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The Dirty Hands DVD is now available for the first time ever exclusively at Upper Playground. Officially releasing on July 18th, we have a pre-sale of the 2-Disc DVD available early to you where 121 of the pre-sale orders will receive a Munko Vinyl Toy. Dirty Hands is also streaming for free at Upper Playground, check it out here.

Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim. The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upwards trajectory of David’s career using the same “no holds barred” style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after. Ultimately, the film unveils a explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.

Originally, the “Dirty Hands” documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Best Documentary award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was also featured as the closing film at the MoMA’s “All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film” documentary series. It is now available on DVD for the first time ever through Upper Playground.

The double-disc DVD will be available for pre-sale starting July 12th at Upper Playground’s online store preceding it’s official release on July 18th. 121 of David Choe’s ‘Munko’ vinyl figures will be given away randomly to anybody who purchases a DVD during the pre-sale. The double-disc DVD-set features over 3 hours of bonus footage not included in the film as well as a 20-page booklet designed and written by David Choe. The film will also be exclusively streaming at Upper Playground’s website.

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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe DVD now available

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The Dirty Hands DVD is now available for the first time ever exclusively at Upper Playground. Officially releasing on July 18th, we have a pre-sale of the 2-Disc DVD available early to you where 121 of the pre-sale orders will receive a Munko Vinyl Toy. Dirty Hands is also streaming for free at Upper Playground, check it out here.

Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim. The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upwards trajectory of David’s career using the same “no holds barred” style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after. Ultimately, the film unveils a explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.

Originally, the “Dirty Hands” documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Best Documentary award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was also featured as the closing film at the MoMA’s “All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film” documentary series. It is now available on DVD for the first time ever through Upper Playground.

The double-disc DVD will be available for pre-sale starting July 12th at Upper Playground’s online store preceding it’s official release on July 18th. 121 of David Choe’s ‘Munko’ vinyl figures will be given away randomly to anybody who purchases a DVD during the pre-sale. The double-disc DVD-set features over 3 hours of bonus footage not included in the film as well as a 20-page booklet designed and written by David Choe. The film will also be exclusively streaming at Upper Playground’s website.

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Yves Saint Laurent has a Documentary

To be honest, we like fashion, but we didn’t know that Yves Saint Laurent was gigantic as he was. We knew we was top-10 status, but this new documentary, L’Amour Fou, that we saw the trailer for this weekend when we saw the Italian film, Double Hour, looks pointless/awesome. (Because a documentary of Yves Saint Laurent, although cool, is not like Watergate research). The film seems to cover, obviously, the fashion powerhouse he created, but also the longtime romance between Yves and his business partner, Pierre Bergé.

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