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"Inside the Outside: A Profile of the Top Drawer Art Center" takes a look at the Rhode Island-based arts center which serves the developmentally-disabled adult population.
Understanding that the Top Drawer Art Center is a microcosm of the larger 'outsider art' movement, the film reflects on the artists' place in society and in the art world at large. The immediacy of the artists' work, their lack of self-consciousness around making it, and the experimental use of materials become a source of inspiration for the artists and the people around them.
Three of the art center's nationally-recognized artists Brian Lamora, Emmitt Estrada, and Katrina Cathcart are featured prominently.
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Director/Producer: Leigh Medeiros; Director of Photography: Chris Simmons; Production Sound: Fred Tindall; Editor/Post-sound: Tristan Rudat; Original Music: Susanna Paille