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With a pair of hair-horns decorating his otherwise bald pate, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki darts about his studio like a perverted elf. He tilts his camera, swivels a light, moves a flower vase and then adjusts the privates of his model to get the correct composition! Araki makes no ... Read more
The story scans I.B.M.'s supporting role in Australia's wool industry, Taiwan's sugar cane, India's jute, amd Japan's chinaware and banking . All strands are brought together in the final; episode of this fast-paced film as we see I.B.M. equipment in Thailand working with ESCAFE to prepare trade ... Read more
In this cautionary tale about pollution, a man tries to preserve life in and around a small pond, by enclosing it in a glass house. ... Read more
A nail-biting exercise in political paranoia featuring first rate performances from leads Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges. Michael Faraday (Bridges) is rebuilding his life after the death of his FBI agent wife, killed while on stake-out of suspected militia members. His young son is feeling alienated ... Read more
ART & COPY reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and today's iPod); Dan Wieden (“Just Do It”); Phyllis K. Robinson (who invented the “me ... Read more
A presentation of the elements of art forms in everyday activities, in space, in time, and in nature. ... Read more
A month before the liberation of Brussels, Felix Naussbaum was sent on the last train to Auschwitz and murdered. While exploring his paintings the film tells about the Holocaust and examines how young Germans feel about their past. ... Read more
“The greatest passion of my life is something that makes me sick to my stomach.” - Chuck Connelly ... Alongside Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Connelly was the darling of the 80s New York art scene, lauded as a neo-Van Gogh and selling millions of dollars worth of paintings ... Read more
Art Pepper, one of jazz's greatest alto saxophonists, is a survivor, he has survived heroin, prison and self-loathing. We ... hear stories, often amusing, sometimes tragic, which were the emotional reference points of his creative life. ... Integrated with the stories are live performances of three ... Read more
A highly compressed survey of the whole range of creative expression in the visual arts as performed in the United States today. ... Read more
... ... Mark Dion refers to this film as his 'revenge' for the stress and low pay he had to put up with during the four years he spent in the art restoration industry. ... ... ... Artful History is far more than a mere expose of the legalised vandalism practised by the 'restorers' at the whim of ... Read more
A film about Arthur and Lillie Mayer, 89 and 86 years old and still young. Arthur can remember being taken to the first movie show in America, in 1895; Lillie was among the first American suffragettes. Arthur Mayer reminisces about his famous publicity stunts for Paramount, his Broadway horror film ... Read more
A record of Arthur Penn at work on Little Big Man, showing his relationship with his star, Dustin Hoffman, and studying the impact of Penn's personality on the film as a whole. ... Read more
Arthur Penn at home and at work, including long and revealing interviews with the director, whose three latest films, Bonny and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, and Little Big Man won worldwide acclaim. ... The technical quality of this film is excellent and a special word of praise should go to the fine ... Read more
"It started as a film about the making of an album, and it became a film about the most brutal and challenging conflict of our lives." – Jared Leto ... Popular rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars, led by Jared Leto (Fight Club, Requiem For a Dream), were platinum-sellers in 2008, but hadn't ... Read more
Artists at Work is a documentary on a unique period in American culture: the ... widespread government support for artists during the Depression of the 1930s. ... The film includes statements by several ... artists as archival film footage and a ... wide spectrum of the artwork produced ... under ... Read more
Someone has sixty seconds to get to the point on a wet and rapidly changing stage. Mixed media and model animation provides a dynamic and gooey explosion of color. Don't blink. (RS) ... Read more
The 1956 exhibit of Steuben Glass of the first American crystal engraved with designs by leading contemporary artists of 16 nations of the Near East. ... Read more
Made by children from 8 countries. ... Read more
To his surprise, an astronaut finds communication with a Martian quite easy. ... Read more
Asylum presents everyday life at Kingsley Hall, a community in North London run under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, whose chairman is Dr R. D. Laing. The center provides a different kind of refuge for the mentally disturbed. There are no apparent divisions between 'staff* and ... Read more
... ... American New Wave originals, Robert Almereyda (Girl from Another Planet. Nadja] and Amy Hobby take their obsession with the toy. Fischer Price pixelvision camera to the Sundance Film Festival. Turning it on the directors. producers, writers and actors they corner there. they transform a ... Read more
An integrated collection of diverse animated sequences presented as a film within a film. ... 1st Prize, ASIFA East. ... Read more
Atlantis, a mythical island state, was swallowed up by the sea and vanished. This film explores Plato's suggestion that the legend was based on fact, and relates it to exciting new discoveries in the Aegean Sea. ... Read more
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