D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist
Release Date: January 1st, 2002
Not Yet Rated| hr. 55 min.
Documentary filmmaker Michael W. Dean talks to a generation of artists of various types who have gained critical -- and in several cases financial -- success by staying true to their own visions and refusing to be co-opted by the mass media. In long, detailed interviews with figures including 1980s underground shock filmmaker Richard Kern, author and spoken-word performer Beth Lisick and post-punk music icons Lydia Lunch and Ian Mackaye, Dean explores the necessity of self-reliance.
Director: Michael W. Dean