A rich selection of films about architecture, film, literature, fashion, dance, and cultural icons
From an archive of over half a million negatives taken by Israel‘s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals an epic journey of self-doubt and questioning through the camera.
L’s letters to her lover, who left her, expose the deep faultlines in Indian society—faultlines students try to skip over on their way to a free and liberated future. A mixture of texts and authentic and staged footage gives this story a dreamlike, surreal, and spellbinding feel.
Beba is the filmmaker, Rebeca Huntt, a young Afro-Latina from an immigrant family, who grew up in New York, continuously facing issues of race and class, as well as the pain of generational trauma. The four chapters of her film paint a powerful, profound, and unflinchingly sober self-portrait.
Hollywood’s cameras like their women silent, split into titillating body parts, and aroused by violence. Director Nina Menkes uses dozens of clips from all-time-favorite films to expose how the visual language of film disempowers women and shapes the mindset of the viewers and the entire film industry.
After his stroke, more than 20 years ago, a daughter tries to make her father into a filmmaker and a parent again, while unknowingly documenting his last years through his own eyes.
Of the Chelsea Hotel’s glorious, bohemian, scandalous past, mostly memories remain, and the aging residents who refuse to leave despite the renovations are holding on to those memories for dear life. At the heart of Manhattan, amid scaffolding and dust, they are a tiny island of eccentric creativity that refuses to die.
Can one ever truly know an actor who erases his whole being for every part he plays? In the thick of a rocky, heady relationship that runs hot and cold, the filmmaker tries to understand the man before her. Her attempts become a spellbinding personal journal, filmed in lyrical black and white.
Katia and Maurice Krafft were in love—obsessively so—with volcanoes. Their research led them into perilous adventures between clouds of ash and rivers of lava. Their story is accompanied by the breathtaking, otherworldly footage they left behind after their deaths in the eruption of Japan’s Mount Unzen.
As Alzheimer’s chips away at the mind of renowned Odesa-based cinematographer Leonid Burlaka, his grandson, filmmaker Igor Ivanko, pores over damaged old film rolls he has found, in an attempt to get more closely acquainted with both his grandfather and Soviet-era Ukrainian films.
At the heart of Kyiv, Florian Yuriev’s architectural magnum opus is in danger. Yuriev, a 90-year-old painter, musician, architect, filmmaker, and art theorist, refuses to back down. Despite his age, he cannot stop making art, innovating, and provoking the mainstream.
When Robert Weide started making a film about Kurt Vonnegut, he was just a young fan. In 40 years of working together, the two became close friends, and their relationship sheds a new, personal, and fascinating light on the literary master’s tumultuous life story.
Her thrilling best-sellers were adapted into hit films (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), but in her previously unpublished private journals, Patricia Highsmith is revealed as a woman who had to keep her love for women out of sight and away from her family.
An immersive archival journey through the explosive New York music scene of the early 2000s. Meet Me in the Bathroom, tells the story of the last great romantic age of Rock’n’Roll through the prism of a handful of era defining bands; THE STROKES, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, YEAH YEAH YEAHs, INTERPOL
The documentary MOSINZON sheds light on the unsolved mystery of the writer that truly re-embodied the phrase TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.
120 years after it was published, men of all ages audition—together and separately—by reading from an infamous erotic text that had been banned for years. What has changed since it was written? What fantasies, memories, and feelings of awkwardness does it evoke today?
In this remarkable adaptation of sociologist Didier Eribon’s bestselling novel “Returning to Reims,” archive footage and personal stories paint the struggles of the French working class, where the political is always personal—intimately so.
An unconventional look behind the scenes of Thelonious Monk’s 1968 interview for a French television show reveals how the media stuffs its interviewees into a cookie-cutter template, forcing them to fit a readymade narrative, even if one of them is a phenomenal pianist.
She visits the self-portrait exhibition of a famous painter.
She is the artist’s daughter, but only few people know that.
As she stares at her father's images, she feels a great sense of absence.
How does one film absence?
An intimate maturation film in which Livi, a photography student, documents her four closest friends - young artists in downtown Haifa. Over the years, the instability in their lives raises questions about success, self-destruction, and the price of their dreams.
The story of Meir Eshel, who reinvented himself as an artist named "Absalon", quickly rising to art-scene stardom. Years after his tragic death at the age of 28, Absalon's younger brother Dani is tasked with selling his final work.
The passionate secret love affair the director’s grandmother, Emma, had in her youth was discovered only after her death, when letters from her lover, Marcelle, were found among her things. Wild, rebellious, and provocative, Marcelle’s persona is recreated using archive footage, scenes from films, and some very sensuous music.
Trevor Paglen is determined to expose the invisible: sophisticated mass surveillance systems that deconstruct us all into bits of data. The acclaimed artist-activist’s attempts to launch an artwork into space as a satellite reveal his unique creative process and ideology.
Israeli cultural icon Rivka Michaeli travels to America.
Between the US where her family put down roots and the homeland she loves and hurts for – Rivka is walking a thin line, trying to find balance and hope within.
Six people recall the languages that cradled their childhoods: Judeo-Spanish or Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Persian. Today, the languages themselves are dying but they left traces that still affect those who heard them as children.
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