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Art documentaries


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[...]

The Celluloid Closet

Art Presenter Lily Tomlin 1995 Unrated

The Celluloid Closet, a 1995 arts documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.   Some of the actors interviewed in "The Celluloid Closet": Tony Curtis Whoopi Gold[...]


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[...]


BiographyArt Presenter Robert Crumb 1994 Unrated

Crumb, a 1994 documentary about underground cartoonist Robert Crumb who is notable for creating famous works depicting American folk culture from the late 19th century into the early 20th century.   The film chronicles the life and career of Robert Crumb and highlights some of his most we[...]

Hamilton’s America

MusicArt Presenter Alex Horwitz 2016 Unrated

Hamilton’s America provides an in-depth look into the creation of the Hamilton musical, an American musical sung and rapped-through about the life of American founding Father Alexander Hamilton.   The film reveals how Lin-Manuel Miranda adapted Hamilton's epic story into gr[...]

Picasso's Last Stand

BiographyArt Presenter Paul Mcgann 2018 Unrated

Through close friends and family, the 2018 documentary "Picasso's Last Stand" reveals the last ten years of the great Spanish artist's life like never before.   The story revolves around Picasso in the 1960's, during which time his work and personal life faced harsh[...]

Van Gogh: Painted with Words

BiographyArt Presenter Alan Yentob 2010 Unrated

  Vincent Van Gogh is one of the worlds most famous artists to have ever lived. Unfortunately, he is not remembered by the public-at-large for his enigmatic artwork, rather as a mad-man who cut his ear off.   The 2010 "Van Gogh: Painted with Words" art documentary hosted[...]


Art Presenter Godfrey Reggio 2002 Unrated

  Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio returns once again to present "Naqoyqatsi", a 2002 art documentary film which takes the viewer on a journey highlighting depth in seemingly mundane things we see in everyday life.   Naqoyqatsi follows the same artistic characteristics of his ot[...]

Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection

Art Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 2018 Unrated

  This new 2018 documentary series hosted by British art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of the Royal Art Collection. Thi collection is one of the largest in the world and contains some of the most important artworks in existence, built up over the course of 500 years.  [...]

Stealing Van Gogh

Art Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon 2018 Unrated

  Stealing Van Gogh, a 2018 art documentary hosted by British historian Andrew Graham-Dixon about the greatest art-heist of the 21st century.   In December 2002 a highly organised gang of professional thieves broke into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and stole two priceless work[...]


  Powaqqatsi is the next documentary that award-winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made after the ground-breaking Koyaanisqatsi (1982).   This film explores how technology in developing, second-world countries is affecting people as they transition into first-world west-style m[...]

Style Wars

MusicArtSociety Presenter Tony Silver 1983 Unrated

  A 1983 documentary directed by Tony Silver which explores hip-hop culture and it's links to America.   Style Wars shows how incredibly rich this subculture was during the late 1970's in New York City. Especially because the film was actually made in that era making it on[...]

Beautiful Losers

Art Presenter Aaron Rose 2008 Unrated

  Beautiful Losers, a 2008 art and music documentary co-directed by Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard which follows a group of "do it yourself" street artists who affected the entire world of art.   The film documents a group of creative people who in 1990's took ideas from[...]

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