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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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Imaginary Enemy
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directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
In Imaginary Enemy, the Chinese sculptor and painter Liao Yibai recounts his remarkable life as he prepares for his first solo show in America. The artist was born in a top-secret missile factory in the Chinese countryside during the Cold War. His mother went into labor while standing at her place in the factory l...
directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
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Larry Rivers, Public and Private
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directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
During his lifetime, Larry Rivers was a prominent figurative artist, noted for bridging the gap between abstract expressionism and pop art. Having made a major impact on the art scene during New York’s post-war cultural explosion, Rivers is also largely celebrated for bringing history back into contemporary pain...
directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
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Westbeth Home of the Arts
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produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
The first and largest federally funded artists’ colony in the United States, Westbeth became home to a generation of artists grateful for cheap rent and a place to live and work. Since 1970 the west Greenwich Village site has provided a home to artists who range from emerging to well-established and represent a...
produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
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The Artist Was A Woman
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directed by Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013; produced by Mary Bell and Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
The history of Western art has few examples of great women artists. This documentary uncovers the works of some gifted women, while exploring why talent such as theirs was overlooked. We learn that women were denied admission to art school, or if admitted, not allowed to study the human figure. Also, male art hist...
directed by Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013; produced by Mary Bell and Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
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Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots
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directed by Karen Arthur, 1941- and Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008; produced by Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008 and Karen Arthur, 1941- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes...
directed by Karen Arthur, 1941- and Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008; produced by Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008 and Karen Arthur, 1941- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
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Charlie Chaplin: A Profile
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directed by John Withington, fl. 1966-1997; produced by John Withington, fl. 1966-1997, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 25 mins
For thirty years, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous man in the movies, recognized all over the world. Unlike "talkies" which depended on the audience understanding the language, silent films were accessible in every country. This biography traces his life from his impoverished childhood in South London, his mete...
directed by John Withington, fl. 1966-1997; produced by John Withington, fl. 1966-1997, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 25 mins
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