CAUGHT IN THE ACT
5:12 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Weekend Arts Preview: Young People These Days

What prompts young people to roll up their sleeves, make money or make art? David Cronenberg explores the ugly side of success with his new film, while the young artists in downtown Boston will tell you it's creativity and hard work that pay off."


Cosmopolis
In theaters Friday, Aug. 24

David Cronenberg's new film, based on the novel by Don DeLillo, will leave you puzzling about the new millennium’s obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and hopefully, some redemption.

Artists for Humanity—The Store
In Faneuil Hall, Boston

With help from the city of Boston and COLOR Inc., teen artists have envisioned, designed and built a retail space made from 70% recycled/reused materials. Students have created mugs, T-shirts and other souvenirs and sell their own photographs, sculpture and paintings. Artists for Humanity empowers and employs Boston teens in an intensive program of arts, creativity and enterprise.

> > Read Jared's full review and see photos of the store.

What to look forward to in the upcoming arts season:

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