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Art documentaries

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 Unrated

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[...]

Antonio Gaudí

A unique look at the work of Antonio Gaudí through the eyes of new-wave Japanse documentary filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara.   Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926) was a Catalonian architect, ceramist, and sculptor known for creating a number of Romanesque Churches. This film looks a n[...]

Manakamana

SocietyArt Presenter Stephanie Spray 2013 Unrated

Manakamana, a 2013 experimental documentary directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez about pilgrims travelling on the Manakamana Cable Car between Cheres, Chitwan and the Manakamana Temple in Nepal.   Almost the entire documentary is shot from one static angle inside the cable car.

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

ArtMusic Presenter Dave Chappelle 2004 Unrated

Dave Chappelle's Block Party, a 2005 art and music documentary hosted by American comedian Dave Chappelle.   The plot of this documentary revolves around a massive block party that Chappelle organised in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2004 featuring a number of popular hip-hop an[...]

Helvetica

ArtSociety Presenter Gary Hustwit 2007 Unrated

The Helvetica font is one of the most of the most widely used sans-serif typefaces ever, over the years everything from perfume bottles, to billboards to electronic devices have made use of it, even this website is using a variant of this typeface: "Helvetica Neue".   Helvetica[...]

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