A rich selection of films about architecture, film, literature, fashion, dance, and cultural icons
Britain’s oldest amateur filmmaking club is teetering on the brink of survival. Its members, most of them aging eccentrics, may be short on money, but they have dreams aplenty: to recreate iconic scenes from musicals, to keep bringing fantasies to life. Will cinephilia and humanism beat the economic crisis?
Artist-filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine embark on a hectic tour chock-full of surprises and dizzying sensory thrills with esteemed Thai architect Boonserm Premthada, whose congenital near-deafness has given him a unique sensitivity, enabling him to design remarkable structures and spaces.
To set up the biggest-ever exhibition of Vermeer’s artworks—one that millions of tourists will flock to—Rijksmuseum curator Gregor Weber and his team are gathering Vermeer's magnificent paintings from collections around the world, and trying to solve the mysteries surrounding the great artist's life and art.
14 years after her death, Pina Bausch’s groundbreaking dance pieces are still helping passionate young dancers rediscover their bodies. In Germany and Senegal, two of the late choreographer’s most famous works return to the stage, loaded with powerful personal and cultural meaning.
Fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.
More than an artist, Nam June Paik, the father of video art, was a prophet, and this subversive art and technological vision are now more relevant than ever. The film shows the life and art of a man who had no qualms about approaching sacred cows—or indeed skewering them.
For the first time, filmmaker Nurith Aviv sits down in front of the camera. As the defenses are lowered, her unique life story as the first woman cinematographer in Europe turns out to be the key to her own films.
Salvatore Ferragamo walked a long winding road from the tiny Italian village of his birth to glamorous Hollywood, where he became a sought-after shoemaker for stars and filmmakers. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) paints the colorful and inspiring portrait of the greatest of all Italian shoemakers.
Only 11 people attended the funeral of Karl Marx in 1883. In the years to come, he changed the world. The film returns to the life story of the greatest activist of all times. The 18th film of the Hebrews-project.
The Center discovers the story and the history of Dizengoff Center, layer by layer, from the ground it was built on, to the top floor and the secrets this place withholds.
Jason Logan is something of an alchemist. He makes ink out of tree bark, rocks, herbs, and other natural ingredients he collects from all over the world. The film follows him and his clients—acclaimed artists with very particular preferences—and showcases the ancient traditions that inspire his work.
Published in 1976, "The Hite Report" was a groundbreaking study that revolutionized the conversation about female sexuality, pleasure, orgasms, and bodily autonomy. Hite herself, a young, sharp, and provocative PhD student, became a cultural icon but soon faded from public consciousness. How did this happen, and why?
These two American literary giants have worked together for almost half a century: Robert Caro—the Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist and author, and Bob Gottlieb, the brilliant editor. In a film brimming with humor, wisdom, and intimate insight, Gottlieb’s daughter dives into the inner workings of their relationship.
Roman Vishniac, a researcher and celebrated nature photographer, captured iconic images of life in Europe’s Jewish communities shortly before the Holocaust, unaware of the fate that awaited them. His life story is told by his daughter and grandchildren and accompanied by many of his beautiful and tragically heartwarming stills.
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