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MARWENCOL
MARWENCOL

Photography  Art History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Cinema Studies  2010 

Winner of multiple awards, Marwencol explores the real and imaginary worlds of Mark Hogancamp, who, as therapy for a vicious attack, built a 1/6th scale WWII-era town in his backyard populated with dolls that enact epic stories of violence, longing and revenge.

CINEVARDAPHOTO
CINEVARDAPHOTO

Photography  Art History  Cinema Studies  Latin-American Studies  2010  Directed by Women 

A triptych of film essays exploring the photographic medium, Cinevardaphoto is a wonderfully potent and incisive work from Agnes Varda, director of The Beaches of Agnes and The Gleaners and I, who began her career as a photographer before turning to film.

THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART
THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

Art History  Russia  Eastern Europe  Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Islamic Studies  2010  Directed by Women 

The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was found in the desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. A fascinating documentary about a group of visionary artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.

TYPEFACE
TYPEFACE

Art History  American Studies  Media Studies  Kartemquin Films  2010  Directed by Women 

In the age of Photoshop, Typeface explores the centuries-old tradition of hand-making wood type and the role it played in American graphic design. The latest documentary from award-winning production company Kartemquin Films, Typeface further examines the surprising resurgence of this analog craft in a digital age.

SPRAYMASTERS
SPRAYMASTERS

American Studies  Art History  Urban Studies  Media Studies  Architecture  New York City  Sociology  2010 

From fugitives to gallery artists to darlings of corporate America, SprayMasters profiles four prominent graffiti writers who trace the unique history of graffiti over these past three decades, discussing its meaning, relevance, global reach and impact on art, fashion and advertising.

THE BEACHES OF AGNES
THE BEACHES OF AGNES

Cinema Studies  Art History  Photography  Women's Studies  Performing Arts  2009  Directed by Women 

A reflection on art, life and the movies, The Beaches of Agnès is a magnificent film from the great Agnès Varda (The Gleaners and I), a richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave.

A LIFE IN PRINT
A LIFE IN PRINT

Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Art History  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  American Studies  2009 

A rich historical record of Chicano art, life and culture since WWII, A Life in Print profiles influential artist and printmaker Xavier Viramontes, founding member of Galeria de la Raza, whose iconoclastic silkscreen poster for the United Farmworkers rallied a nation and sparked the Chicano movement in art.

IN A DREAM
IN A DREAM

Art History  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  2009 

Over the past four decades, Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The murals chronicle his love for his family and subtly hint at inner torments. In a Dream is a loving, but unsparing psychological portrait of an artist, the artistic process and mental illness.

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR HAT?
WHAT’S UNDER YOUR HAT?

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Disabilities  Art History  2008  Directed by Women 

A journey into the world of outsider art, as seen through the works of Judith Scott, an artist with Down Syndrome whose enigmatic sculptures have won her worldwide acclaim.

SONIA
SONIA

Art History  Women's Studies  Russia  Performing Arts  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Cultural Studies  Architecture  2007  Directed by Women 

A magical portrait of Russia's revolutionary artistic avant-garde - Mayakovsky, Voloshin, Blok, Malevich, Tatlin - through the life of Sonia Dymshitz-Tolstaya, an impassioned artist whose life reflected the social upheavals of her time. She was one of the few Jewish women who became part of this inner circle.

VIENNA 1900
VIENNA 1900

Europe  Cultural Studies  Art History  Jewish Studies  Human Sexuality  Directed by Women 

Earlier this year, Gustav Klimt's "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" was sold for $135 million, the largest amount ever paid for a painting. This wonderful new documentary invites viewers to explore Vienna at the turn-of-the-century and the rich artistic movement that engendered such a work.

GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES
GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Terrorism Studies  New York City  Kartemquin Films  Women's Studies  Sociology  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Jewish Studies  Criminal & Law  Art History  American Studies 

An acclaimed documentary on American artist Leon Golub, whose politically charged work calls attention to human rights violations and the abuse of power around the world.

WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street
WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street

Photography  New York City  Art History  Jewish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary film about the life and career of noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, covering his work with the Photo League, described by The New York Times as suffused with formal beauty and expressive power and tenderness.

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STITCHING OUR FUTURE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This poignant and inspiring documentary tells the story of Coopa-Roca, a cooperative of seamstresses in a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro who, in an effort to provide an income for their families, design and manufacture women’s clothing and accessories.

FOURTEEN STATIONS
FOURTEEN STATIONS

Jewish Studies  Art History 

Painter Arie Galles created a series of charcoal drawings based on surveillance photographs of German concentration camps called 'Fourteen Stations'.

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META-MECANO: THE CREATION OF THE JEAN TINGUELY MUSEUM

Urban Studies  Europe  Art History  Architecture 

This video follows the sculptures of the late Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of Europe’s most popular artists, as they are transported from his Swiss studio to their new home at the Museum of Basel.

THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT
THE CRYSTAL ARCH PROJECT

Sociology  Art History  Architecture  American Studies 

This video chronicles, from inception to completion, the creation of a commissioned art work, showing how one community comes together to make a vision a reality.

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WATER NIGHT, TOUCH LIGHT

Art History  Disabilities  Directed by Women 

This video explores art and creativity through the work of three painters who are blind. As each artist reveals her perceptions of color, light and landscape, uniquely moving stories emerge amid a background of richly colored paintings and striking work techniques.

900 HANDS
900 HANDS

Children & Young Adult  Education  Art History  Directed by Women 

From December 1999 through October 2000, the entire community at the John D. Runkle School in Brookline, Massachusetts worked together to create a work of public art.

AMERICA TROPICAL
AMERICA TROPICAL

American Studies  Art History  Latino Studies  Sociology 

This video tells the story of a controversial mural painted on a Los Angeles building in 1932 by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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