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Everlasting Moments (2008)
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In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. (131 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
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Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
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Séraphine (2008)
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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. (125 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
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Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
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Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001 Documentary)
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Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature. (90 mins.)
 
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Our City Dreams (2008 Documentary)
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Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman's struggles and successes as an artist in New York City... (85 mins.)
Director: Chiara Clemente
 
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Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
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Herb & Dorothy (2008 Documentary)
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Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector. (87 mins.)
Director: Megumi Sasaki
 
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Linotype: The Film (2012 Documentary)
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Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype typecasting machine... (75 mins.)
Director: Douglas Wilson
 
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Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
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Coast Modern (2012 Documentary)
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Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome produced by Twofold Films... (56 mins.)
 
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Art in the Twenty-First Century (2001 TV Series)
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A look at contemporary art and artists. (58 mins.)
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast... (88 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
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Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Visual Acoustics (2008 Documentary)
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Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer... (83 mins.)
Director: Eric Bricker
 
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Crafted (2015 Documentary)
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Acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock captures the struggles and triumphs of five modern artisans who vary by trade but share a passion to create. Discover their worlds and be inspired by this vibrant, honest documentary. (24 mins.)
 
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Manufactured Landscapes (2006 Documentary)
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Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. (86 mins.)
 
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What Remains (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the creative process of celebrated photographer Sally Mann. (80 mins.)
Director: Steven Cantor
“ Sally Mann documentary - note: there are some images which may be disturbing (decomposing corpses), but Sally's unflinching and introspective view of death and dying reverently brings one through this story. ” - shadesofk