Alan Magee: art is not a solace

We live in a time of great political and environmental turmoil—events that have shaped the work of artist Alan Magee. He explores the darker aspects of human nature and behavior that most of us would choose to ignore, while also celebrating the beauty he finds in the natural world. This film examines the ways in which art can address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society—social injustice and violence, the increasing threats to our democracy, and the urgency of speaking truth to power.

“This is a remarkable film about a remarkable artist. It’s a long time since I’ve seen anything that so skillfully gets inside the life of a highly creative person at work. And Alan Magee: Art is Not a Solace does this on so many levels, attentive to Magee’s background, his technique, the influences on him, and—something so often ignored when we talk about artists—the great lies and injustices of the times in which we live.”

Adam Hochschild, Author of King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars and Spain in Our Hearts

  • David Wright
    Director
  • David Berez
    Director
  • David Wright
    Producer
  • David Berez
    Producer
  • David Berez
    Editor
  • Alan Magee
    Editor
  • Monika Magee
    Editor
  • David Wright
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Camden International Film Festival
    Camden
    United States
    September 14, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - David Wright, David Berez

David Wright is a award winning documentary filmmaker (EMMY & BAFTA) with television credits for the BBC, National Geographic, PBS, Discovery and streaming services like Curiosity Stream and Netflix. He has worked in over 60 countries and focuses and on both social and environmental stories. He also directs and shoots feature documentaries such as Alan Magee:art is not a solace

Add Director Biography