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An Impossible Project (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Jens Meurer; Writer: Franziska Kramer, Jens Meurer; Stars: David Bohnett, Scott Boms, Christopher Bonanos, Ilona Cerowska, Anna Kaps, Florian Kaps, Dana Martin, John Reuter, Oskar Smolokowski, Slava Smolokowski, David Bohnett, Scott Boms, Christopher Bonanos, Ilona Cerowska, Anna Kaps)
Story of hte man who saved the world's last Polaroid factory.
Bare (Country: Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: Aleksandr M Vinogradov; Writer: Aleksandr M Vinogradov; Stars: Jari Boldrini, Valentin Braun, Peter De Vuyst, Jean Fürst, Davide Guarino, Michal Adam Góral, Francisco López, Gustavo Monteiro, Bruno Morais, Emeric Rabot, Nelson Reguera, Theo Samsworth, Thierry Smits, Oliver Tida, David Zagari)
An unconventional dance documentary featuring the entirely nude choreography of Thierry Smits’s new dance, Anima Ardens.
Crutch (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sachi Cunningham, Chandler Evans; Stars: Bill Shannon)
Portrait of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, break dancer and skate punk.
In & Of Itself (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Frank Oz; Writer: Derek DelGaudio; Stars: Derek DelGaudio, Derek DelGaudio)
Film of Derek DelGaudio's one-man show.
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide (Country: Brazil, US; Year: 2020; Director: Malia Scharf, Max Basch; Writer: Malia Scharf, Max Basch; Stars: Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, Jeffery Deitch, Robert Williams, Irving Blum)
A documentary about the art of fun, about living life out loud, despite setbacks, and about Kenny Scharf’s particular do-it- yourself, high-tone, technicolor artistic vision.
Lost In Face (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Valentin Riedl; Writer: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld)
A study of what it means to be 'face blind' for artist Carlotta.
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Barry Avrich; Writer: Barry Avrich, Melissa Hood; Stars: Patty Cohen, Domenico De Sole, José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz, Jack Flam, Ann Freedman, Michael Armand Hammer, Jay Hernandez, Maria Konnikova, Luke Nikas, Pei-Shen Qian, Michael Shnayerson, Patty Cohen, Domenico De Sole, José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz, Jack Flam)
How did one of the most respected art galleries in New York City become the centre of the largest art fraud in American history?
Self Portrait (Selvportrettet) (Country: Norway; Year: 2020; Director: Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin; Writer: Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallkin; Stars: Geir Fossen, Lene Marie Fossen, Torill Fossen, Morten Krogvold, Geir Fossen, Lene Marie Fossen, Torill Fossen, Morten Krogvold)
Portrait of photographer Lene Marie Fossen, whose extreme form of anorexia is at the centre of her artistic practice, giving the young woman a tool to engage in the representation of her own illness.
The Vasulka Effect (Country: Iceland, Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir)
Profile of the "grandparents of video art".

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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