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Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Director: Andrey Paounov
Year: 2019

An intimate portrait of renowned installation artist Christo and the intense planning and construction of his 2016 art piece, The Floating Piers, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people.

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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

Director: Pamela B. Green
Year: 2019

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910—they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster.

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PACmen

PACmen

Director: Luke Walker
Year: 2017

This observational documentary follows the men behind the Super-PACs that persuaded Dr Ben Carson to run for President.

Believing Carson can save the Republican Party, they successfully draft him to run, raise millions of dollars and catapult him to the top of the polls.

However, as Carson’s political inexperience begins to show, his constant media gaffes make fundraising increasingly difficult. Donors and voters abandon Carson’s campaign as wallets close, hearts open and faith is tested.

As Trump inexplicably rises, the campaign descends into chaos and the PACmen begin to wonder… did they pick the wrong savior?

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The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Year: 2018

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

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matangi / Maya / M.I.A

matangi / Maya / M.I.A

Director:
Year: 2018

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

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George: The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus

George: The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus

Director: Jeffrey Perkins
Year: 2019

A feature documentary as mercurial as its subject: the impresario of the international avant-garde art movement Fluxus (1962-78). Featuring interviews with Yoko Ono, Jonas Mekas, and Nam June Paik.

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Landscape Film: Roberto Burle Marx

Landscape Film: Roberto Burle Marx

Director: João Vargas Penna
Year: 2019

A journey through the art and life of the Brazilian landscape architect and painter best known for the iconic black-and-white mosaic promenades that line Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach.

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Garry Winogrand:  All Things Are Photographable

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Director: Sasha Waters Freyer
Year: 2018

Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and '70s. All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic treatment of Winogrand's work, including selections from the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984.

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Itzhak

Itzhak

Director: Alison Chernick
Year: 2017

Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary on Itzhak Perlman looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability.

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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Year: 2017

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide-de-camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male—and female— stars.

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