Art documentaries

The People vs. George Lucas

Art Presenter Alexandre O. Philippe 2010 Unrated

The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe exploring filmmaking and obsessive fans, the centrepiece being the "Star Wars" movie franchise and its creator George Lucas.

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory

ArtHistory Presenter Louis Lumière 1900 Unrated

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory, a short black and white film made in 1895 by French cinematographer Louis Lumière, one of the worlds first filmmakers.   The movie simply shows people leaving a factory in France. Never the less it is considered by experts to be the wor[...]

Tachimawari Fight Scenes

Art Presenter Kazutaro Nakamura 2018 Unrated

Tachimawari Fight Scenes is a 2018 documentary film hosted by actor Kazutaro Nakamura about the art of fight scenes in Japanese movies. Explore the intricate tachimawari or fight scenes of kabuki plays. Actor Kazutaro Nakamura is joined by a tateshi or action choreographer.

The Hidden Art of Islam

ArtHistory Presenter Rageh Omaar 2012 Unrated

The Hidden Art of Islam, a 2012 documentary by British journalist Rageh Omaar exploring the cultural history of Islam through art.   Much of the artwork shown is located at the British Museum and paints a picture of the journey to Mecca, something forbidden to non-Muslims.

Lost in La Mancha

Art Presenter Jeff Bridges 2002 Unrated

Lost in La Mancha, a 2002 documentary about a film that ending up taking over a decade to finish after a doomed first attempt narrated by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski).   This film is "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" directed by Terry Gilliam. While Gilliam had a seemingly mas[...]

Finding Vivian Maier

The 2013 Finding Vivian Maier documentary film directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel tells the story of one of the greatest street photographers to have ever lived. Her talent was never really discovered until two years before her death as many of her photographs were never exhibited or shown a[...]

Pina

Art Presenter Wim Wenders 2011
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The 2011 Pina documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders pays tribute to the famous choreographer, Pina Bausch.   Since the 1970's Bausch is considered to be one of the most influential figures in modern ballet and dance choreography. "Pina" celebrates her artistic style by[...]

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

TechnologyArt Presenter James Earl Jones 1995 Unrated

The Making of 'Jurassic Park': In this documentary, we take a look at how the 1993 film “Jurassic Park” was made in the three stages of movie making, pre-production, production and post-production.   A significant amount of time is spent looking at how Go-motion was re[...]

Renaissance: Andrew Graham-Dixon

ArtSociety Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 1999 Unrated

Renaissance is a six-part documentary series hosted by British art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon about the Italian Renaissance.   This Renaissance began in the 14th century and lasted into the 17th century. It was the earliest European Renaissance and marked a huge shift in cultural changes[...]

The Art of Russia

HistoryArt Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 2009 Unrated

The Art of Russia, a three-part documentary made in 2009 by British historian and art-critic Andrew Graham-Dixon looking into the wonderful history of art in Russia.

Secrets of the Mona Lisa

Secrets of the Mona Lisa, a 2015 art documentary presented by British historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.   The Mona Lisa is easily the most famous single piece of art in the world. Much of this attention has come from the seductive mystery of the woman depicted in the painting[...]

The Science of Interstellar

ArtScience Presenter Matthew Mcconaughey 2014 Unrated

The Science of Interstellar: physicist Kip Thorne who worked on the Christopher Nolan movie "Interstellar" explains how the amazing visuals featured in the film are based on real science.   This documentary is a journey in wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much mo[...]

Art & Copy

Art Presenter Doug Pray 2009 Unrated

Art & Copy examines the almost untold story of some of the most creative individuals of the creative advertising industry.   The film goes back to the 1960's when there was a "creative revolution" in which artists expressed a rebellious spirit in their work. It then proc[...]

Building the Great Cathedrals

ArtEngineering Presenter Jay O. Sanders 2010 Unrated

Building the Great Cathedrals: Gothic cathedrals are some of the most magnificent buildings on the planet, featuring stunning architecture and intricate artwork. They are easily some of the best achievements in human history.   This documentary hosted by Jay O. Sanders looks into how[...]

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