In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power ... See full summary »
Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »
William S. Burroughs
TIGER gets what she wants. VANILLA does not know what she wants. Apart from one important thing: a uniform. TIGER teach her to bite, and VANILLA tastes blood. So TIGER needs to learn a new rule: They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.
A personal essay which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s. From the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring.
Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. Troublemakers is ultimately a story ... See full summary »
I had never heard of Beuys before seeing this film. Not sure what that implies. Anyway, despite being initially skeptical when I learned that he was injured several times while flying sorties for the Nazis, I ended up finding him to be quite an interesting character. The film does a good job of portraying the artist as philosopher. But he also seems to be a provocateur, which is how he became famous during his lifetime.
Physically, his appeal may have derived in part from his resemblance to a B-movie detective character not unlike those portrayed by Humphrey Bogart. Looking at the works presented in this film, there can be no doubt that Beuys influenced later generations of performance artists.
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