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The Emperor's Eye: Art and Power in Imperial China
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directed by Lisa Hsia; produced by Alvin H. Perlmutter, 1928- and Lisa Hsia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 4 mins
This spectacular film brings to light the priceless treasures of China's imperial art collection, relating them to the political climate of their time. It is an unforgettable glimpse into another culture and another age. Miraculously, the treasures survived the turbulence of war and revolution. When the Japanese i...
directed by Lisa Hsia; produced by Alvin H. Perlmutter, 1928- and Lisa Hsia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 4 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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Strong-Cuevas Sculpture
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directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Lana Jokel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 38 mins
Strong-Cuevas sculpts powerful, larger than life pieces that can hold sway on a hilltop, and conjure up tribal pieces from Africa or Oceania. In this film, we follow her from her studio in Amagansett, Long Island to the foundry up the Hudson where her pieces take their final shape in its glowing furnace. With an e...
directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Lana Jokel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 38 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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Beyond Iconic
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directed by Hanna Sawka, fl. 2011; produced by Hanna Sawka, fl. 2011 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 52 mins
Photographer Dennis Stock is renowned for his classic images of Hollywood stars and jazz musicians such as James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis. Beyond Iconic surveys Stock's work and reveals his artistic philosophy, giving a penetrating portrait of a man devoted to his craft. T...
directed by Hanna Sawka, fl. 2011; produced by Hanna Sawka, fl. 2011 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 52 mins
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Carmen Lomas Garza: Looking Back
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directed by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006; produced by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 38 mins
Carmen Lomas Garza is a Chicana artist who creates images about the lives of Mexican Americans based on her memories and experiences growing up in South Texas. In this charming film, Carmen returns to Texas to revisit the people and places that inspired her work. Her award-winning books and art works have delighte...
directed by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006; produced by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 38 mins
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Chinese Contemporary Art Comes to America.
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directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Lana Jokel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 18 mins
This is the companion film to Chinese Contemporary Art: Artists Working in China. It focuses on the ground-breaking Chinese art being exhibited in the US that has excited Western curators and collectors alike. Often ambitious in scale and experimental in nature, this work reflects the unprecedented changes in Chin...
directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Lana Jokel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 18 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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