An intimate look at artists' methods and creations.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Marina Abramović The Artist Is Present
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
(Country: US, China; Year: 2011; Director: Alison Klayman; Stars: Changwei Gu, Ai Weiwei, Evan Osnos, Ying Gao, Tehching Hsieh, Huang Hung, Zuzhou Zuoxiao, Yanping Liu, Danqing Chen, Inserk Yang), Official Site
Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations and increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
Evidently...John Cooper Clarke
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: John Ross)
A celebration of the life and 40-year career of the punk poet.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Julien Temple)
A spiritual Utopian vision on the fields of Shangri La, Arcadia, the Unfair Ground, Strummerville, Block 9 and the Common, at Glastonbury.
Going Up The Stairs
(Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
A dutiful Iranian wife overcomes her insecurities and her husband's objections and becomes an internationally celebrated artist.
Hometown Boy (Gin Chen Xiao Ze)
(Country: Taiwan; Year: 2011; Director: Hung-I Yao; Stars: Liu Xiaodong, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Lao Hongyi)
The celebrated artist Liu Xiaodong returns to his hometown to paint once again the people whose portraits first gained him acclaim.
Marina Abramović The Artist Is Present
(Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: Matthew Akers; Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay), Official Site
Marina Abramović prepares for a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York hoping to finally silence four decades of skeptics who proclaim: 'But why is this art?'
Mark Lombardi - Death-defying Acts Of Art And Conspiracy (Mark Lombardi - Kunst und Konspiration)
(Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Mareike Wegener)
The true story of Mark Lombardi, who dedicated his life to mapping out the connections between powerful people around the world, and who died in mysterious circumstances.
Maya Deren's Sink
(Year: 2011; Director: Barbara Hammer)
This evocative experimental film pays tribute to Maya Deren, the mother of avant-guard American film. In a kaleidoscope approach, director Barbara Hammer layers many images with recreations of scenes from Deren’s films, projected into the homes where they were originally filmed.
Paint the Way
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Josh Bamford, Sebastian Feehan)
A Saudi artist haunts the streets of her once beautiful neighbourhood in Jeddah – where the collapsed, neglected buildings give little testimony to those who once lived there. Spraying her graffiti and then quickly running away, she watches reactions from afar.
The Story Of Film: An Odyssey
(Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Mark Cousins)
Mark Cousins' epic exploration of cinematic history.