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An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

Director: Philippe S├ęclier
Year: 2009

Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) transformed the landscape of contemporary photography. Fifty years later, filmmaker Philippe Seclier follows in Frank's footsteps, retracing his path step by step on a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America, moving between past and present, photography and cinema.

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Director: Paul Willis
Year: 2004

Set in an anonymous corner of suburbia, this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s play is a shattering exploration of ambition, domestic power and gender roles. This bracing dramatization brings new dimensions to Hedda Gabler’s character.

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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Director: Catherine Gund
Year: 2014

Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that anything too safe is not action, these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility.

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Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Director: Angelina Maccarone
Year: 2011

THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and photographers Peter Lindbergh and Juergen Teller, revealing the personality and philosophies of one of our most iconic screen stars.

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Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

Director: Richard Press
Year: 2010

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

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Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Director: Kristi Zea
Year: 2017

A determined single mom, with nothing but guts and vision, breaks through notorious art world barriers to become one of the outstanding painters of our time.

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Hand Gestures

Hand Gestures

Director: Francesco Clerici
Year: 2015

Even today, in order to create a sculpture in bronze, it is necessary to take the same steps taken in the fifth century BC for the Riace bronzes. These steps are not taught in school, but are passed on in the ancient oral tradition and through apprenticeships from artisans. This documentary is a way to observe and feel the work of a 100-year old bronze foundry in Italy: a place were past and present share the same gestures and where each gesture it's a sculpture itself.

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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2010

In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Sophie Fiennes' film sheds insight into the years that Kiefer spent there, engaged in a fervent process of artistic creation, in order to shape the estate according to his vision.

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Derek

Derek

Director: Isaac Julien
Year: 2008

Written and narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, this documentary blends vintage clips from Jarman's groundbreaking experimental works, never-before-seen footage from his films, and candid interviews shot shortly before his death in 1994.

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The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman

The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman

Director: Barry Avrich
Year: 2005

Documentary about Lew Wasserman, the mogul who mastered the art of the deal with a ruthlessness and style all his own.

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