David Hockney painted his greatest pieces in the 1970s, in the midst of a creative and emotional crisis. As he worked, he gave a filmmaker full and first-hand access to every aspect of his life. A mix of documentary footage, fiction, erotica, and pop culture, this highly stylized, critically-acclaimed film has recently been revived in a new digital restoration.
The credit for the comeback of Polaroid cameras, now a hit among young enthusiasts, belongs to one very analog guy: Doc Kaps, a spider expert determined to save the world from the digital revolution. His meandering and amusing path toward his goal takes him to Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and others.
Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky takes the viewers on a tour of his masterpieces, featuring stories from his own life, as well as fictional and real-world places that shaped and inspired him. Made by Tarkovsky’s son, this film is a unique mix of archive footage and his father’s personal insights.
16 gifted artists work side by side at an extraordinary studio in Berlin. All of them have mental and cognitive disabilities, but it is their talent that got them here, as paid employees, not patients. Their work shows art’s incredible power to express and refine the hidden desires of the soul. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
When Bruce Lee passed away unexpectedly at 32, he had already climbed to the top of Hollywood’s heap, despite facing racism and discrimination every step of the way. His surprising life story is told through fantastic scenes from his films (both iconic and more obscure ones) and the memories of his friends and colleagues.
A documentary about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic works and never-before-seen archival treasures shot between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators, composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Even though his fashion editorials were heavily influenced by 1930s German aesthetic, nobody could deny that Helmut Newton was a genius. His friends, colleagues, and the powerful women he photographed paint the portrait of this controversial photographer.
The effects of the revolution Pierre Cardin had started are still rippling through the fashion industry today, decades after he made his first steps as an independent designer. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell and others revisit the vivid highlights of his life while thousands of Cardin gowns and accessories grace the screen.
Italian feminist artist Pippa Bacca had a vision of hope. She wanted to send a message of peace and trust to war-ridden countries, and she picked a creative way to do it: hitchhiking in a wedding dress. But when she reached Turkey, her inspiring journey came to an abrupt, tragic end.
Gisèle Vienne’s epic dance piece, “Crowd,” demands a deep physical and mental commitment from the dancers. As they tour internationally, the boundaries between their characters and personal lives begin to blur, merging life and art into an intoxicating celebration of movement, music, and intimacy.
Clifford Still, one of the strongest contributors to abstract expressionism, was so deeply committed to his work that he refused to sell his paintings—even when offered immense sums of money. Recently discovered recordings of Still bring a rare authenticity to his life story.
The TV adaptation of A Handmaid’s Tale has made Margaret Atwood into a superstar. At 80, the brilliant Canadian author jets around the world to meet her readers and talks with candor and humor about her life story and the sources of inspiration for her work.
Audrey Flack has always said that art was “the only way to decipher reality.” Still at the top of her game at 88, the acclaimed photorealistic artist retraces her steps on the difficult path she had to walk to be recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation.
James Stevenson, phenomenal cartoonist and columnist (regularly featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times), father of nine and author of dozens of children’s books, never stopped being prolific—even when he had dementia. The story of his life and work is intercut with animations based on his unique illustrations.
A painter whose paintings were stolen from a gallery in Oslo forces the thief to be her model. In her studio, the two share their secrets, fears, challenges and hurts, until it is no longer clear who supports whom, and their story takes dramatic turns that neither of them could have ever imagined.