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All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert
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directed by Vivian Ducat, fl. 1997-2012; produced by Vivian Ducat, fl. 1997-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 18 mins
With his intensely autobiographical paintings depicting the day-to-day existence of African Americans in the segregated South, Winfred Rembert has preserved an important, if often disturbing, chapter of American history. His indelible images of toiling in the cotton fields, singing in church, dancing in juke joint...
directed by Vivian Ducat, fl. 1997-2012; produced by Vivian Ducat, fl. 1997-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 18 mins
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Chagall
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directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
This remarkable film retraces the life and work of the beloved artist Marc Chagall. Much of the narrative is told in his own words, drawn from his autobiography, Ma Vie (My Life) and there is unique film footage of Chagall being interviewed as he paints. An intimate picture of the mischievous painter and his perip...
directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
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Inner Visions
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produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
This documentary gives us a rare opportunity to meet young artists and intellectuals in Beijing and hear how they steer a course between survival and artistic expression. This new generation of artists does not paint scenes of nature like the classical painters. Nor do they produce the oversized socialist realist...
produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
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Invitation to the Muse
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produced by Karen Cantor, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 35 mins
Theories abound as to why and how humans create art. In this documentary film, captured at the Santa Fe Art Institute, viewers hear from a diverse array of artists, including sculptors, painters, weavers, musicians, and writers. They share their thoughts and feelings as they journey on a chartless path that begins...
produced by Karen Cantor, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 35 mins
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Iron Ladies
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directed by Kennedy Wheatley; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 37 mins
Louise was a hairdresser. Jackie was a cocktail waitress. How did these two women end up working on a construction site, high above the ground, welding two-ton iron beams together? Iron Ladies tells the story of 49 year-old Louise and 37 year-old Jackie, new ironworker apprentices who left their jobs to try the lu...
directed by Kennedy Wheatley; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 37 mins
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The Lost City: Beijing
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produced by Phoenix Satellite Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 18 mins
This enlightening film looks at the issues of urban gentrification and preservation in Beijing today. For the past decade many of the city's old neighborhoods, the ancient, densely populated enclaves of narrow, winding streets and crumbling courtyard houses have been steadily demolished due to industrialization an...
produced by Phoenix Satellite Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 18 mins
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Tales of Pabuji: A Rajasthani Tradition
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produced by Bhopo Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 34 mins
This colorful production documents an ancient storytelling tradition which is still ongoing in northwestern India. It tells the epic of Lord Pabuji whose exploits have been recounted for over six hundred years in the princely state of Rajasthan.n The storyteller or Bhopo stands in front of an immense, brilliantly...
produced by Bhopo Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 34 mins
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The Vanishing Rembrandts
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produced by Paladin Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 5 mins
At the beginning of the century there were 1,000 paintings by Rembrandt in existence. Now there are less than 300. They disappeared not through thefts, fires or acts of God. Their numbers have shrunk because of the controversial process of attribution that began in the 1960's when the Dutch government began the Re...
produced by Paladin Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 5 mins
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Art of Darkness
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produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
The slaves of the Caribbean contributed not only to the wealth of their masters, but also to the cultural heritage of the British Empire. For, as this film shows, such landmark institutions as the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the British Museum were all funded by money made from the slave trade. Documen...
produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
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The Colours of My Father
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directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
This dazzling Academy Awards nominee tells the story of a Lithuanian immigrant, who left the stetl to escape the virulent anti-Semitism there and became a recognized painter in the New World. Sam Borenstein endured hardships in the old country and financial insecurity in his new life, but never gave up on his drea...
directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
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