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Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

THEATRICAL BEGINS JUNE, 2017

2016 - USA - 90 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LINDA SAFFIRE, ADAM SCHLESINGER

An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by more modern standout choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky; many roles were made specifically for Whelan.

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.

SONITA

SONITA

IRAN / GERMANY / SWITZERLAND – 2015 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROKHSAREH GHAEM MAGHAMI
WITH SONITA ALIDAZEH

Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make  her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000.

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea

THEATRICAL BEGINS OCTOBER 21, 2016

ITALY/ FRANCE – 2015 – 108 MIN - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A FILM BY GIANFRANCO ROSI
FEATURING: SAMUELE PUCILLO, MATTIAS CUCINA, SAMUELE CARUANA, PIETRO BARTOLO

Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit.

Don't Blink - Robert Frank

Don't Blink - Robert Frank

USA/ CANADA – 2015 – 82 MIN - FEATURE
A FILM BY LAURA ISRAEL

The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures.

DEEP TIME

DEEP TIME

USA – 2015 – 89 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY NOAH HUTTON

Ancient oceans teeming with life, Norwegian settlers, Native Americans and multinational oil corporations find intimacy in deep time. Following up his 2009 feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal portrait of the landowners, state officials, and oil workers at the center of the most prolific oil boom on the planet for the past six years. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.

Here Come the Videofreex

Here Come the Videofreex

USA – 2015 – 79 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - COLOUR & B&W - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JON NEALON & JENNY RASKIN

HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX starts in 1969. America is undergoing cultural and political revolutions, but you’d never know it by watching TV. Young CBS executive Don West creates a secret project to tell the stories of the counterculture ignored by TV news.

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.