In 2024, CultureVerse worked with Academy Award®-winning producer/director Brigitte Berman to create a 3D immersive experience celebrating her feature documentary Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got which won an Oscar® at the 1987 Academy Awards Ceremony. Berman’s film portrays the life and music of the brilliant and mercurial clarinetist, composer and bandleader Artie Shaw. Shaw’s complex love/hate relationship with his own celebrity caused him to walk away from performing almost as many times as he walked away from marriages with the most beautiful women. The digital exhibit offers a rich array of media highlighting clips and visual images from the documentary and Berman’s career.

This 3D immersive experience is part of a collaboration with CultureVerse. CultureVerse is a 501(c3)
leveraging technology as a resource for artists, educators, and preservationists.

Play Dates


July 12 & 14        Sedona, AZ        SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

July 24        Pleasantville, NY        JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER

August 28        Amherst, MA        AMHERST CINEMA

September 7        Cleveland, OH        CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE

Artie Shaw Play Dates


Canada, 1985
Director: Brigitte Berman
Producer: Brigitte Berman
Associate Producer: Don Haig
Featuring: Artie Shaw, Polly Haynes, John Wexley, Lee Castle, John Best, Helen Forrest, Buddy Rich, Mel Tormé, Mack Pierce, Frederic Morton, Evelyn Keyes
Writer/Narrator: Brigitte Berman
Camera: Mark Irwin, Jim Aquila
Editor: Brigitte Berman, Barry Backus
Music: Artie Shaw
Genre: Documentary, Music
Color, Black & White
Language: English
Running Time: 115 minutes

Anchored by an incisive interview with its then 72-year-old subject, Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got looks back on the five-decade career of "King of the Clarinet” Artie Shaw (1910-2004), one of the most popular stars of the 1930s and '40s Swing era.

Best Documentary, Features (Academy Awards, 1986)

4K picture restoration by Patrick Duchesne, Frank Biasi, and Jim Fleming at Picture Shop (Toronto). Sound restoration by Daniel Pellerin. 4K and sound restoration generously donated by Donald Hicks (coordinated by Bradly Torreano) and Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival®.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Shaw comes alive for you in ways that go beyond his physical presence...
Los Angeles Times

Shaw's life story is told sensitively and in detail... A brilliant portrait of a difficult man, an artist who was never happy with himself or anyone else."
— Judy Wolf, POV Magazine

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