Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (1996)

Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Daniel Geller Editor n/a 172 7000001
Elizabeth Finlayson Editor n/a 172 7000002
Daniel Geller Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Daniel Geller Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dayna Goldfine Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eve Goldberg Editor n/a 172 7000003
Dayna Goldfine Editor n/a 172 7000004
Dayna Goldfine Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000002
Stuart Dubey Sound sound rerecording/mix 120816 14000001
Todd Boekelheide Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gary Weimberg Editor consulting editor 172 7000005
Daniel Geller Director n/a 2 2000002
Dayna Goldfine Director n/a 2 2000001
David Ross Actor Himself 1 1000005
Kellie Jones Actor Herself 1 1000004
Bell Hooks Actor Herself 1 1000003
Bill Aguado Actor Himself 1 1000002
Robert Storr Actor Himself 1 1000006
Carlos Rivera Actor Himself 1 1000007
Christopher Hernandez Actor Himself 1 1000011
Jorge Luis Abreu Actor Himself 1 1000010
Rick Savinon Actor Himself 1 1000009
Victor Llanos Actor Himself 1 1000008
Tim Rollins Actor Himself 1 1000001
Over a decade ago, Tim Rollins, a well-respected educator/artist, noticed students with an artistic bent took a much greater interest in their schoolwork when encouraged to paint or draw. Expanding on this, Rollins targeted a group of at-risk boys and merged art with the traditional classroom. Together with Rollins, these young men form Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) and produce large-scale works that hang in museums around the world. The inspiration for the pieces come from major books, typically classical literature, the boys read, then use their creative skills to construct the resulting work. This film is more than a story about disadvantaged boys and their struggle to leave the ghetto; the filmmakers take the viewer into the lives of these young men and their mentor and suddenly the viewer is part of their world. It goes deeper than education beating the odds in an impoverished society; these young men are taught to use art as a survival skill, not a mere luxury.