Kiet Pham is multi-talented artist whose art is uniquely moody and dark, while evoking solace at the same time. He explains what art means to him and shows his talent while explaining its background. The film focuses primarily on Kiet's 'Figures in Space' series.
Carl Beam, one of Canada's most influential and significant visual artists, earned a reputation for being fearless, visionary and ultimately, unforgettable. From his early years growing up on Manitoulin Island to his turbulent years spent in a residential school, this documentary explores are how these experiences not only impacted Beam's life but also his art. Personal remembrances along with i
Director Fergus Daly profiles Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian creator of movies such as Taste of Cherry and ABC Africa. Through an interview with Kiarostami in the Aran Islands and interviews with film critics and scholars at Cannes, the director examines Kiarostami's themes and methods. The director also profiles Kiarostami as a poet and still photographer.
Aris and the Art of Parkour Bhangra-Fu tells the story of Aris, who one day, stumbles upon a thief in his apartment. Aris anxiously runs after the thief, only to be lured to competitive territory, where the thief's counterpart, Maimou of the Monkey style, is patiently waiting. Unrelentingly, Aris, also known as the God of War, battles the two foes that put his name to the test.
Artist Bill Buchman demonstrates how to make beautiful drawings of the nude model one step at a time featuring beautiful model, Zoe Zimmerman. Buchman, an innovative teacher and excellent communicator, has empowered students and artists of all levels to make progress with the figure beyond their expectations. Using a live model, Bill demonstrates convincingly, on this exciting and useful instruc
Art-O-Mat: The Art Machine is a short documentary exploring Clark Whittington's original creation, the Art-O-Mat, a vending machine that sells small pieces of original art. The first Art-O-Mat was created by Whittington for one of his exhibitions, and dispensed black and white photographs. The piece was so popular that the owner of the place requested that he leave it there permanently. Soon aft
Dan Horgan, a California environmental artist, has spent 30 years creating art in the wilderness. In this film, he creates his first ever public piece, and in doing so, reveals the reasons he spent so many years alone. Tracing his personal trauma back to his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam, the story of his art begins to be revealed. And in witnessing the success of his public piece, we see t
The kinky and bohemian mood of the roaring 1920s is back! Burlesque, the taboo breaking revue show format which got popular in the US in the first half of the 20th century celebrates revival in today's Berlin. Interestingly, most of these Burlesque shows are run by Americans... Four American burlesque dancers arrive in Germany's capital. Their work is dazzlingly sexy, carnal and romantic with a
Blue Like Me is a documentary that profiles Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin. Raised in the small Bene Israel Jewish community in Mumbai, India, Benjamin's art fuses world religions with eastern myths and western pop culture to create vibrant new worlds. Blue Like Me travels with Siona to Mumbai, revisiting the Bene Israel Jews portrayed in her recent Fulbright project. Siona Benjamin is a
Breaking Boundaries; the Art of Alex Masket chronicles the story of Alex Masket, a unique and extraordinary artist who has created a deep and varied body of work despite a disability that inhibits what most might consider to be 'normal' human interaction. Alex is a young adult with severe autism and makes what we in the verbal world call 'art'. Is he expressing himself? Is this his language, and