Read on for a listing of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription alternatives - along with the availability of 'Artifact' on each platform. Now, before we get into the fundamentals of how you can watch 'Artifact' right now, here are some finer points about the FilmBuff documentary flick. Shot in a single 24 hour period what he got back was inspiring, provocative, beautiful and Written by Anonymous. Artifact originally started off as a document of the recording of 30 Seconds To Mars' third album - pretty standard stuff that wouldn't attract much interest beyond the alt rock band's fan base.
The recognition rather surprised me, not because the film isn't worthy, but because the award is based on voting from ticket holders of a film's screenings. I saw Artifact's second of three TIFF showings the afternoon after its world premiere and the upper balcony section at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema was only about one quarter full mind you, the two- tiered Bloor balcony seating area is quite large.
Only a small portion of the documentary features any biographical information about the group also including drummer and Jared's brother, Shannon, and guitarist Tomo Milicevic The protracted legal conflict began when the band asked to re-negotiate their contract, as their first two albums had sold almost six million copies combined and the band was somehow still in debt to the label.
Aside from the label who won't say , no one seems to know, but that number is too much of a coincidence and one has to assume it's some sort of clumsily conceived figure at least partly chosen for its symbolism.
Easy-to-digest graphics helpfully illustrate the warped accounting practices and profit sharing structures of the music industry, explaining the one-sided business relationship almost all newer acts toil under.
Interviews with a number of industry figures add extra insight into the dire state of the business, with artists like Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian helping to represent the artist's perspective outside of the focal band.
Leto makes an engaging main subject who I developed a new respect for with his band's principled stand against a long-entrenched system of greed. Several times, Leto questions whether or not the system is too big to fight, but the band refuses to cave. I wasn't very familiar with 30 Seconds To Mars before watching Artifact, only hearing a song or two that hadn't inspired me enough to explore them any further.
Like I'm sure many have, I partially dismissed the group as another vanity side project from an actor, and we all know the dubious track record of those. It turns out that Cubbins and Jared Leto are A title card features a stupid quote, drink. Bob Lefsetz. Elio Leoni-Sceti. Constance Leto. Daniel Levitin. Steve Lillywhite.
Peter Paterno. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. Fandor is invaluable in finding great films. Click here to take a look at our newly redesigned movie page. What makes this film worth watching? See All Reviews. Vignettes in this vein include "people talking about everything from love, art, war, the state of the music industry, and the world. Daniel Levitin , neuroscientist and author of the popular science book This Is Your Brain On Music , also appears, as do the Leto brothers' mother Constance and a family friend.
Despite selling millions of albums, Thirty Seconds to Mars found themselves more than a million dollars in debt to EMI , the parent label of Virgin Records , to which the band was signed at the time.
The band also said that they had made no profit from the album sales. This in turn prompted EMI to file a lawsuit stating that the band had failed to produce three of the five records they were obligated to deliver under their contract. In a statement, an EMI spokesperson maintained that the label had been forced to take procedural, legal steps in order to protect their investment and rights during contract renegotiations initiated by the band and management.
After nearly a year of legal battles, Thirty Seconds To Mars announced on April 28, , that the suit had been settled. Our relationship has been extremely rewarding and successful, and we're eager to move forward and put our global team to work. Artifact was made on a limited budget provided by Leto and producing partner Emma Ludbrook through the production company Sisyphus Corporation.
The final film was produced by Ludbrook and Leto, who also made his directorial debut under his longtime pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. EMI claimed that the band had failed to produce three of the five records they were obligated to deliver under their contract, which Virgin entered into with the now-defunct Immortal Records.