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Burden

Burden

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 15, 2017

USA – 2016 - 86 MINUTES - DOCUMENTARY
A FILM BY TIM MARRINAN, RICHARD DEWEY

A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art.

For more than 45 years, Chris Burden’s work has consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art. His pioneering and often dangerous performance works of the 1970s earned Burden a place in the art history books while still in his early 20s. He had himself shot (Shoot, 1971), locked up (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), electrocuted, (Doorway to Heaven, 1973), cut (Through the Night Softly, 1973), crucified (Trans-fixed, 1974), and advertised on television (4 TV Ads, 1973–77). But as the 70s progressed Burden became disillusioned with the expectations and misconceptions based on his early works and as the pressure grew, the line between his life and his art blurred.

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

LIMITED THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 15, 2017

USA – 2015 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JAMES CRUMP

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of paint- ing and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms.

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

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Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

USA / NETHERLANDS / GERMANY – 2012 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GRANT HAMILTON

TIME ZERO starts as a eulogy to Polaroid instant film and cameras, sharing with viewers the magic of Polaroid through the perspective of a few Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation. 

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Painters Painting

Painters Painting

USA – 1973 – 118 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTIONIO

Originally released in 1973 but never before available on DVD, PAINTERS PAINTING is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. 

Underground

Underground

USA – 1976 – 87 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Portrays the life of the Weather Underground Organization, which was near the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted list in the 1970s. The film juxtaposes interviews with the Underground collective with footage of the radical political movements of the time.

My Amityville Horror

My Amityville Horror

USA – 2012 – 88 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ERIC WALTER

For the first time in 35 years, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. His parents story of their 28 days in the allegedly possessed house on Ocean Avenue went on to inspire a best-selling novel and subsequent film series that have both captivated and frustrated the public since their release.

In the Year of the Pig

In the Year of the Pig

USA – 1968 – 103 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

From French colonialism and rickshaws to the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu. And then, the origins and nature of the U.S. commitment from the end of WWII through the offensive of 1968. History, death, battle, ideas as only film can do it, a conspicuous example.

Superstar in a Housedress

Superstar in a Housedress

USA – 2003 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CRAIG HIGHBERGER

SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time.

Shepard & Dark

Shepard & Dark

USA – 2012 – 89 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY TREVA WURMFELD

Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Buried Child) and an Academy Award-nominated actor (The Right Stuff), while Dark was a homebody with a penchant for letter writing, photography, and supporting himself with odd jobs from dog-catcher to deli worker. Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett and Shepard married her daughter. For years, the two couples lived together, until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1983 leaving Johnny to help father his first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

USA – 2011 – 106 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY MATTHEW AKERS

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits — and at times risking her life in the process — she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.

Casting By

Casting By

USA – 2012 – 89 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TOM DONAHUE

FEATURING: MARTIN SCORSESE, WOODY ALLEN, CLINT EASTWOOD, GLENN CLOSE, ROBERT DUVALL, JEFF BRIDGES, AL PACINO, ROBERT DE NIRO, DIANE LANE, JON VOIGHT, BETTE MIDLER AND JOHN TRAVOLTA

Putting the spotlight on filmmaking’s unsung heroes – the casting director – CASTING BY takes us on a fast-paced journey through the last half century of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts whose exquisite taste and gut instincts helped to put the final nail in the coffin of the old studio system and usher in the New Hollywood.

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

USA – 2014 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOHN MALOOF & CHARLIE SISKEL

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

USA – 2010 – 88 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RODMAN FLENDER

After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show — and the severing of a 22-year relationship with the network — O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. The “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour was O’Brien’s answer to a contractual stipulation that banned his appearance on television, radio and the Internet for six months following his last show.  

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

USA – 2010 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RICHARD PRESS

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Anna Wintour about Bill Cunningham, the 80-year-old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town. Cunningham has two weekly columns in the Style section of The New York Times: “On The Street,” in which he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and “Evening Hours,” his ongoing coverage of the social whirl of charities that benefit the cultural life of the city. The result is far from simple picture taking — it is cultural anthropology.

Millhouse

Millhouse

USA – 1971 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

A biography in irony, the career and successes of Mr. Nixon from 1946 through "Six Crises" to the days of Kent State. Made before Watergate, the film was placed on the 'enemies list.'

 

Very Semi-Serious

Very Semi-Serious

USA – 2015 – 83 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LEAH WOLCHOK

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled—and occasionally pissed off—all of us for decades.

In the King of Prussia

In the King of Prussia

USA – 1983 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Starring Martin Sheen and The Ploughshares 8 in the trial and conviction of peace activists who performed the first act of disarmament since World War II. Not docudrama, but the illusion and reality of the Ploughshares 8 playing themselves and 50 actors playing the court. Music by Jackson Browne.

STATION TO STATION

STATION TO STATION

2014/ USA/ 71 MINUTES
A FILM BY BY DOUG AITKEN

Station to Station is a living project exploring modern creativity.

Over 24 days, Station to Station traveled 4,000 miles by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific. An evolving group of artists, musicians, and performers took part in a series of unique happenings.

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

USA - 2015 - 97 MINUTES - 5.1
A FILM BY LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND

Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT.

A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century,she collected not only art, but artists.