NOWNESS: Inside James Franco’s Rebel – Part One
Inspired by the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, Rebel is James Franco’s loving adaptation of the mythology surrounding the late and great James Dean, 44-year-old director Nicholas Ray, and his alleged affair with the 16-year-old Natalie Wood. The art-film exhibition is now showing at Los Angeles’s MOCA, with footage shot within a replica of the iconic Chateau Marmont also in LA. The entire endeavor employed the talented likes of Paul and Damon McCarthy, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, Terry Richardson and Douglas Gordon in close collaboration with Franco himself. “Inside Rebel” is Matt Black’s two-part behind-the-scenes exposé of Franco’s cutting edge all-star show.