Alvar Aalto, one of the great masters of 20th-century architecture, shared his artistic vision with his wife, Aino, and when she passed away—with his second wife, Elissa. The story of the extraordinary buildings he designed around the world is intertwined with the story of the two great loves of his life.
A tiny hermitage nestled deep in the forest is home to renowned painter Akeji and his wife, Asako. Between tea ceremonies, encounters with wild animals, and spiritual practice, the elderly couple seems to be one with the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds them. Packed with stunning cinematography, this sensitive film opens a window unto a new state of consciousness.
The short and turbulent life of John Belushi is revisited in previously unpublished interviews. Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Rita Rudner, and many others talk about the Belushi they had known and loved, accompanied by scenes from films and sketches, as well as stunning animations.
“What I search for in my writing are the moments that I’m able to touch both life and death” says Grossman, whose novels have touched many hearts. Grossman, reveals a close and intimate side of himself and shares personal stories alongside great novels.
Helen Keller was deaf and blind, but she refused to be mute. After learning to talk, she became an activist and a strong voice for workers’ rights. Her socialist beliefs are laid out in this eye-opening documentary essay.
They called Karen Dalton a "heart singer." In her short career, she left an unforgettable mark on the folk/blues music scene, influencing the work of many, including Nick Cave and Bob Dylan. Among other recordings, this film features newly discovered original songs by Dalton.
Dash Snow lived in a vortex of creation and destruction. He came from wealth, became a wild graffiti artist and then an upscale gallery favorite. On his way to the top, he changed the streets of New York in the aftermath of the turbulent 1990s.
While preparing for her death, Anat Gov calls upon Kneller, the agent who will be the executor of her will.
Their last recorded conversation is a dialogue on life, death and creation. Anat wishes to leave a spiritual legacy to those who will remain after she is gone: there can be a happy ending.
Shoshana Damari was the first Israeli diva. She graced local and international stages, stirring millions with her voice. Hers was the life of a Hollywood legend and she paid the price for it. The woman behind the crown will come to light.
Shlomo Bar is one of Israel’s most important and original musical artists.
In the film, which is presented in musical format, Shlomo examines his life’s trajectory through a series of encounters with key figures from the past and present.
Following his death in 2018, the film unveils the double tragedy of the Israeli writer, Amos Oz, in a sensitive portrait of darkness, peace, trauma and stardom.
Acclaimed Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul (who passed away this year, aged 93) believed in silence and in art. When his son starts filming him, a special bond grows between them, revealing the painter’s dramatic life story and the meaning behind the recurring water-drop motif in his art.
Martin Scorsese reveals the story of a single performance in 1826 that forever changed America’s cultural landscape with the introduction of Italian opera to New York City.
How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.
Superstar and rock legend Tina Turner, who still filled stadiums with roaring fans even at 70, talks openly about her years of suffering from violence and humiliation—and about the strength that allowed her to build a new life for herself, on and off the stage.
The intense, turbulent conversation between Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams went on for most of their lives. Their portraits are stitched together from letters, diaries, interviews, and unforgettable scenes from their work, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The Police, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, and many more showed up on the tiny Caribbean island of Monserrat to record their music in George Martin’s studio. The looming volcano, the seclusion, the local community, and the ocean—all inspired a great musical revolution.
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