Critical Writing Index

Cool Jewish Curator of the YouTube Generation: Montréal's Socalled is the hip hop klezmer star of Garry Beitel's new film

by Maurie Alioff

POV, Summer 2010, no. 78, pp. 16-17

"Cool Jewish Curator of the Youtube Generation" focuses on Garry Beitel's new film, The "Socalled" Movie, aptly titled to refer to Josh Dolgin's artistic moniker, Socalled. "Nothing if not eclectic, Socalled is a musician, a composer-arranger, a cartoonist, a photographer, a magician, and a film-maker. So much is bubbling away in this peripatetic DIY renaissance man, Beitel built the film into 12 chapters he calls short films. The segments, varying in length, cover different aspects of Dolgin's life and creative process." (17) This film was the first feature in YouTube's Video Store production.

ITEM 2010.035 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The "Socalled" MovieGarry Beitel