The Genius of Photography
Uncover the story of the invention and history of photography. Uncover the story of the invention of photography and the way in which it became an integral part of the modern world, including the remarkable achievements of the pioneer photographers, the revolution that took place when George Eastman made photography available to the masses with the invention of the Kodak brand. “Being in the right place at the right time”, “the decisive moment”, “getting in close” – in the popular imagination...
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features footage of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, talking about his art and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988. Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist, musician, poet, and producer. He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into Neo-expressionist artist during the...
Detroit Lives
The Motor City has been declared dead more times than Rasputin. But over the last few years, while The News Media (and Dutch tourists) were hemming and hawing over a few neglected streets that had started to look more like meadows, a bunch of creative badasses were quietly buying abandoned 9-story buildings, filling them with everyone they knew, and making Detroit actually pretty fucking incredible. Our old buddy Johnny Knoxville paid a visit to the D to explore for himself. From:...
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures is a 2001 documentary about the life and work of Stanley Kubrick, famed film director, made by his long-time assistant Jan Harlan. 135 minutes long, it consists of several 15-minute chapters, each detailing the making of one of his films - and two more showing his childhood and life. Jan Harlan managed to get many of Kubrick's collaborators together for interviews, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Keir Dullea, Arthur C. Clarke, Malcolm McDowell, György Ligeti and Matthew...
Queen: Days of Our Lives
In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable one, a narrative that covers early struggles, huge obstacles, success, arguments, breakups, triumph, tragedy and an enduring legacy – all against a backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from...
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There’s No Place Like Home
From the Producer: "There’s No Place Like Home is documentary about my home city of Bath, England. It follows me as I return home after three years looking to find out if there is something special about the small city of 80,000 people. I look at whether Bath, home to the likes of Ken Loach, Peter Gabriel, Nicholas Cage and Jane Austen has an unusual effect of inspiring its residents. I joined two of the cities most prolific artists for the film, John Eaves and Pete Brown to see how the buildings,...
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The Ghostvillage Project
The Ghostvillage Project was created over 3 days on the west coast of Scotland. 6 artists - Timid, Remi/Rough, System, Stormie Mills, Juice 126, Derm - were given free reign to paint in an abandoned 1970s village. Working together on huge collaborative walls and individually in hidden nooks and crannies all over the site the artists realised long held dreams and were inspired by the bleakness and remoteness of the site. Drawing on the history of the village the artists' stated intent on completion of the project...
The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
In December of 1969, four months after Woodstock, the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane gave a free concert in Northern California, east of Oakland at Altamont Speedway. About 300,000 people came, and the organizers put Hell’s Angels in charge of security around the stage. Armed with pool cues and knifes, Angels spent the concert beating up spectators, killing at least one. The film intercuts performances, violence, Grace Slick and Mick Jagger’s attempts to cool things down, close-ups of young listeners...
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The World of the Other
Is it possible to break through our ivory tower and reach over to the world of another person or are we completely sealed off within ourselves and no real communication ever happens? Following a group of contemporary artists in Moscow, the film explores the idea of art as communication. Artists: Alina Gutkina, Gosha Ostretsov, Alexei Buldakov, Valery Chtak, ABC Group, Yulia Zhdanova, Dmitri Teselkin, Rostan...