What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression. A student, protégé and friend of German artist George Grosz, Cenedella is now passing on the legacy of Grosz's approach to art, in the very same room where Grosz taught. In portraying Cenedella's determination to buck the system of what's popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down, ART BASTARD is a funny, touching, and insightful look inside the maverick mind of a true original.
State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. But the scale and intensity of the government's reaction surprised even the most seasoned activists across China. 'The Road from Hainan' follows Sparrow as she was chased from town to town by local governments, national secret police, and even her own neighbors.
A 32 years old single woman longs for love. An 183 days old frozen egg longs to be born. She fights flat out to look for a right man, or at least, a right sperm. Stored in liquid nitrogen,he eagerly waits to be born every day. They are each other's closest companion, and they are waiting for a chance of life. She falls in love with a man and goes to Nordic with this guy to make sure that he is the right person - - He falls in love with a frozen sperm and wishes to give her a big real hug one day. Can he be born? Will her love be a happy ending?
In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to rise above his duty. He provides for Last Arc, a once nomadic band of survivors in need of food and water that is now growing scarce. The answer must be found before a group of outlandish Heretics descend upon them. Cygnus must voyage across the treacherous landscape to defend his people. Sent by Nova, the matriarch of the band, she acts based on her vision for Cygnus to find a seed of hope. The future of Last Arc is for him to discover, Cygnus ventures into a hostile landscape in search of an answer for his people. On this journey of encountering many traps and dangers, Cygnus discovers what has been hunting him is his identity.
The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.
For two nights in 2012, Rammstein sold out two consecutive shows at the historic Bercy Arena in Paris. Documented by over 20 cameras, this high energy show from the bands greatest hits tour, called Made in Germany 1995-2011, captures 22 songs with mind bending theatrics such as flame throwers and a mesmerizing light show.
The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border. Incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world - and his true self.
Through it all is a story about Terrence, a 20 something year old who is spending his day preparing to propose to his girlfriend Nikki. During his preparation he discovers some information about Nikki that makes him question is own level of commitment towards Her. Terrence must decide if he is willing to accept what he learns.
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."
Kyle Kinane talks about why his girlfriend doesn't need to worry about him cheating, reveals the whitest thing he's ever said, and explains why you have to keep fashion in mind if you insist on carrying a gun.
In this verite-driven film following three incredibly talented women chefs - Chef Dakota Weiss, Chef Pink Delongpre and Chef Sarah Kirnon, viewers experience the highs and lows of being a woman and a restaurateur as these three women blaze new paths and aim to revolutionize their industry.
Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.
LAST MAN CLUB follows Captain John "Eagle Eye" Pennell, a WW2 veteran who has learned that his family is going to force him into a retirement home. That same day, he receives a letter from a former B-17 crew mate, reminding him of the pact they made to each other in 1944. That letter will send Eagle on a cross country trip to reunite his remaining crew and make good on the promise they made to each other decades before. Along the way, Eagle meets Romy, a sassy young woman on the run from the mob. After a rocky start, she joins forces with the boys, realizing she needs them as much as they need her. On the run from life, our heroes are determined to finish their quest at all costs. Last Man Club is a moving yet often light-hearted and touching story of true friendship. It is their story of honor and ultimately the bond between brothers-in-arms.
The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art.
Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he was chosen to wage a final battle.
BoXeD is a quiet-horror, drama & mystery. Rachel's sister Hope is missing. Her one time lover and client, Richard, is applying pressure for the exhibition of his latest artwork. As Rachel begins to deal with her loss and commitments there is an unwelcome return of a face from the past. In the form of Richards ex-collaborator, Nicholas. The search for Hope takes Rachel to the dark, lost moments of her life she'd hoped to leave behind.