When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy strives to keep the peace even as he urges the group's Grand Dragon to disavow his racist past.
DRIES - an intimate Portrait of the Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten. This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 ... See full summary »
This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.
Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the '40s and '50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday.
This film is about the life of Chris Burden as an artist. Those who know him, know him for his crazy, daring and often times violent performance art pieces. The film talks about his most well known and piece-gone-slightly-wrong where he gets shot in the arm titled Shoot. The film presents performance art pieces during his youth that defined him as an artist as well as after the 1970's when he turned to sculpture and installation. What I like about the film is that it talks about the pieces and how he felt about them at the time. After he turned away from performance art is when we get an older, different kind of Burden. I quite enjoyed seeing his sculpture and installation art a lot more because they're his most recent works and ones that people can go see forever. Like it seemed in the film, Burden didn't want to just be known as the guy who got himself shot, but he wanted to leave behind a legacy. He felt it was okay that people loved his sculpture and installation art without knowing the artist because he felt it meant the "art became more than the maker". The thing about not showing more of what Burden did after his turn away from performance art I felt was the only downside about the film because Burden was so much more than a performance artist and a lot of the film focused on the performance pieces. Putting that aside, the recent art the film does show are wonderful pieces and they were ones that really inspired me the most! Overall, a great documentary on a inspiring artist.
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