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Chuck Connelly: The Three D's

Produced by Michael O'Reilly

February 2011

Chuck Connelly jokes that his career is slowly morphing from painter to film star. His first brush with the cinema was when the film New York Stories used his art and his loft as the backdrop to the tortured affair between the painter and his muse - Nick Nolte and Rosanna Arquette. The second film, Chuck Connelly: The Art of Failure ( Not For Sale), chronicled Connelly's return to Philadelphia after 20 years of New York City living and the alcoholism that ostensibly weakened his career and marriage. In this piece, we visit with the newly sober Connelly as he shares his thoughts on the state of his sobriety and rehab, and the young, raw art talent that has recently flooded Philadelphia.