DVD Release: The Cardboard Bernini

DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Microcinema


The Cardboard Bernini movie sceneThe 2012 documentary film The Cardboard Bernini examines the life and work of American sculptor and artist James Grashow, who is especially known for his sculptures and large-scale installations made of cardboard.

The Cardboard Bernini follows Grashow as he spends five years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, with the intention of putting it outside to dissolve.

Propelled by a one crucial event documented in the film, Grashow is driven to experience the process of creation and loss by making an extraordinary artwork that will be destroyed in the end. This film follows Grashow’s journey, as he questions life’s fragility and the artistic process. The completed fountain premiered indoors on June 11, 2010 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia to great acclaim.

Directed by Olympia Stone, the unrated film was screened at the New Hampshire Film Festival and the Santa Fe International Film Festival in 2012.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.