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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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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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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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Large Scale Projects: Claes Oldenburg and Cooje van Bruggen
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directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 mins
Claus Oldenburg, one of the giants of pop art was the subject of an acclaimed retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. He is famous for making oversized replicas of everyday objects, i.e., a giant hamburger and a lipstick tube the size of a tree. This film illustrates his collaboration with his wife, Coosje van...
directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 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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Mr. Wong’s World
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directed by Christian Schidlowski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 33 mins
Shanghai, the center of Chinese capitalism, has been undergoing an unprecedented building boom. Over 2,000 high-rise buildings have gone up since the 1990’s. As a result, many historic treasures fall prey to the wrecking ball.Mr. Wong is a wealthy businessman who returned to China from Canada. He has made it his...
directed by Christian Schidlowski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 33 mins
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Rumblings of The Earth: Wifredo Lam, His Work and Words
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directed by Denise Byrd; produced by Denise Byrd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 23 mins
The Afro-Cuban artist Wifredo Lam played a leading role in bringing the art of the non-white world to the attention of the international community. Of mixed race and cultural heritage, he was born in 1902 in Sangua La Grande, Cuba to a mother who was a descendant of slaves and a father who was a Chinese immigrant....
directed by Denise Byrd; produced by Denise Byrd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 23 mins
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Tibor Jankay: The Art of Survival
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produced by Tell-Tale Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 41 mins
This charming film documents the life of a 94-year-old Hungarian born artist who used his artistic skills to survive the Holocaust. With a sculptor's chisel he dug a hole in the bottom of a train bound for Auschwitz and escaped. As a fugitive in Poland he earned his food by drawing portraits of the farm families w...
produced by Tell-Tale Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 41 mins
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Ballad of Greenwich Village
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written by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 11 mins
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newsp...
written by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 11 mins
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The Compassionate Eye: Horace Bristol, Photojournalist
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directed by David Rabinovitch; produced by David Rabinovitch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 53 mins
Horace Bristol shot some of the most significant photographs of the 20th century, compelling images that have become icons of our past. He captured emotional moments, set against a backdrop of history in the making. Horace was among the first contributors to Life magazine, photographing migrant labor camps in a se...
directed by David Rabinovitch; produced by David Rabinovitch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 53 mins
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