Jun 1 2012
Inside Rebel by filmmaker Matt Black
Filmmaker Matt Black’s two-part exposé Inside Rebel reveals the genesis of the visceral art-film crossover exhibition REBEL, envisioned by MOCA and James Franco.
Inspired by the mythology surrounding Nicholas Ray’s pioneering 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, the show at LA’s MOCA includes collaborations with a stellar cast of leading contemporary artists, including Paul and Damon McCarthy, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, Terry Richardson and Douglas Gordon. Working closely with Franco, the artists reinterpreted and remixed the main themes, scenes and tragic events of the original—from the automotive death of lead actor James Dean to the rumored affair between the 44-year-old Ray and 16-year-old starlet Natalie Wood—all set inside a replica of LA’s iconic Chateau Marmont.
Inside Rebel: Part One
Inside Rebel: Part Two