Matthew Barney: No Restraint

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Time Out says

“I just want to pour this fucking Vaseline thing!” cries sweet-natured multimedia maestro Matthew Barney as he wrestles with putting 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly onboard a Japanese whaling vessel. Filmed during the making of Drawing Restraint 9 and featuring interviews with lover Bjrk and majordomo Barbara Gladstone, this slim, heady portrait of the athletic model-turned-artist vacillates between episodic hagiography and absorbing analysis. Those who savor his beguiling films will relish watching the creative process that produces such cryptic, mysterious raptures. (Opens Wed 20; IFC Center.)—Stephen Garrett

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