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Herbert Matter designed a series of cutting-edge Swiss travel posters that won international acclaim for the pioneering use of photo-montage combined with type. Always striking a balance between fine art projects and commercial work, the taciturn designer found his own unique language. He was inspired by Russian constructivists and taught…
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This beautiful documentary tells the inspiring story of how love and art can transform tragedy into the brightest affirmation of life. Director Richard Kane follows Jon Imber as he remains determined to continue his work as an artist despite the debilitating effects of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).…
e.e. cummings: An American Original     
The Harvard-educated writer, who preferred to sign his name in all lower case, is known the eccentricity of the typography and punctuation he employed to reinforce the rhythm and meaning of words. His poems truly leap off the page when performed aloud. This program, which celebrated the beauty of the…
Anna Akhmatova: The Life of a Poet - Russia's Great and Beautiful Muse
"You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms..." -- Anna Akhmatova Fate granted Anna Akhmatova immense poetic talent, beauty, fame and a brilliant generation. Then came the executions of her loved ones, hunger, wars, revolutions, Soviet terror, isolation, betrayal. Yet Akhmatova emerges victorious, armed with mere…
Family Jams - Life on the Road with Three Young Musicians
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Tickle in the Heart - Following a Klezmer Group on Tour
An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour. The Epsteins are natural performers, and their sense of life,…
Curious Worlds - The Art & Imagination of David Beck
David Beck is one of our most original and accomplished artists, yet outside the insular art world he is relatively unknown. There is an element of surprise and discovery in Beck's work, and a restlessness which insists that nothing is what it seems. This award-winning documentary illuminates the work of…
Hans Richter: Everything Turns, Everything Revolves - The Pioneer of Experimental Filmmaking
This documentary celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century. In collaboration with friends including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Tristan Tzara, Mies Van Der Rohe and Hans Arp, Richter was at the leading edge of…
Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery
For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. An expert in art history, theory and painting techniques, he tracked down the gaps in the oeuvres of great artists - Max Ernst, Fernand Leger, Heinrich…
Six O'Clock News
McElwee pursues murder, mayhem and catastrophe the same way he pursued southern women in Sherman's March. Made after McElwee becomes a father and finds himself at home watching a lot more TV, he becomes obsessed with the nightly tales of calamity reported on by the local news. This fascination soon…
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Featuring Bill Murray, Hunter Thompson, Steven Spielberg, Lynn Swan, Goldie Hawn, Abbie Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and more, TVTV is a new documentary about Top Value Television (TVTV), a band of merry video makers who, from 1972 to 1977, took the then brand-new portable video camera and went out to document…
The Eternauta's Wife - The Widow of an Unlikely Political Activist
It has been fifty years since the adventures of Juan Salvo were first published in the science fiction comic El Eternauta. Some time in 1957, Argentine writer Hector German Oesterheld created a highly metaphorical and political graphic novel. El Eternauta introduced a new way of understanding comic strips: it transcended…