I’ve heard it said that to find out someone’s true character, ask them to untangle a string of Christmas lights. It’s true, in the midst of hardship we often discover who we really are, what we stand for and if a pre-lit Christmas tree is that big of a deal after all.
If you want to know who 30 Seconds to Mars really is, Artifact may be a good place to start. The documentary, directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (Jared Leto’s directing pseudonym) follows the band as they confront perhaps the most difficult hardship of their professional career: a lawsuit with a billion dollar record label. Taking place in 2008, the film gives critics and fans alike an intimate look at the band’s legal battle with the Virgin/EMI record label as well as the harsh realities of today’s music industry. Continue reading