Madonna And Sean Penn Reunite For Her ‘Art For Freedom’ Project Launch

September 25th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

The time has finally come! Madonna has released her hush hush secretprojectrevolution film. The art film co-created with Steven Klein, runs 17 minutes and is to help push a global movement called Art For Freedom that was initiated by the singer. “My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression,” the “Girl Gone Wild” hitmaker said in a statement. “I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency.”

Guests at the event included Anderson Cooper, ex-husband Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Rocco Ritchie, Zachary Quinto, Benjamin Maisani, Mark Consuelos and more. 

The film launches Art ForFreedom, a global initiative to further freedom of expression, created by Madonna, curated by VICE, and distributed by BitTorrent. Art ForFreedom encourages the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Join the revolution by uploading original artwork to ArtForFreedom.comor tagging original posts #artforfreedom.

In true Madonna style, she didn’t just introduce the film with a simple speech, but instead took to the stage and treated guests to an impromptu performance alongside her son Rocco. After the screening of the film, which she co-directed with photographer Stephen Klein, she performed a series of dances and sang the Elliot Smith song “Between The Bars.”

Klein described the film as an examination of “our private prisons. It questions what we do, how we do it and how we treat others. It questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns. Think about it – the power of art can lead to peace.”

Watch the video below, as well as Madonna’s interview with VICE about the project. Make sure to launch the gallery to check out all the pics of the attendees at the launch.

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