Documentary on World-Renowned Artist, John Chamberlain, is Now Available on DVD

Feb 26, 2013, 07:05 ET from Fairweather Films

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fairweather Films announces that HEAARTBEAT, a documentary on the late world-renowned artist, John Chamberlain, created by Chamberlain's stepdaughter, Alexandra Fairweather, has just been released on DVD and is available through as well as

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Documenting Chamberlain's artistic process and intentions, the film reveals his desire to go out into the world and create art that makes your heart beat. HEAARTBEAT captures the man that the public has not seen before: Chamberlain as a father, a husband, and a friend.

Alexandra Fairweather started filming her stepfather when she was 14 years old, compiling hundreds of hours of footage over a 7-year period. In the spring of 2012, Fairweather completed her 90-minute film, HEAARTBEAT. The film premiered in April 2012 at the John Chamberlain retrospective Choices at the Guggenheim and was screened in July 2012 at Art Southampton, an International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair and marketplace in the Hamptons. Most recently, HEAARTBEAT was screened at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX.

"Alexandra Fairweather's HEAARTBEAT doesn't make you "FEEL" that you were there. It virtually PUTS YOU IN THAT ROOM, the room where the subject and the filmmaker were, for a moment in time, TOGETHER. Alexandra's grace and restraint with camera and editing is uncommon among new directors. She wants you to know and feel what she felt and knew about her subject JOHN CHAMBERLAIN and does a damned good job of catching the unique lightning of his world view and personality in her very personal "BOTTLE" and she does so, admirably."
-James Signorelli, DGA, Film Producer/Director.

"How wonderful to have this moving, sometimes funny, often surprising record of Chamberlain talking, Chamberlain working, Chamberlain being (unfailingly) himself, in a documentary produced over 7 years. An in-depth portrait of his highly productive late years, the film includes commentaries by friends and associates. All the while, a sensitive, inquisitive camera roams the studios and gives us abundant time to study the sculptures, in different lighting conditions and from many angles, from near and far."
-Betsy Baker, Former Editor of Art In America

About Alexandra Fairweather
Fairweather has been exposed to art and culture her entire life. Literally growing up sleeping and playing in art, Alexandra interacted with many of the principal artists of the 20th and 21st century. She has directed documentaries on human rights, ecotourism, and the arts. Her films have been screened at Art Southampton, a premiere International Art Fair (Southampton, NY), Karsten Greve Gallery (Paris, France), Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX), and the Guild Hall Film Festival (East Hampton, NY).

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