Recent Best Documentaries

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    Best Documentaries – Las Calles Hablan

    Las Calles Hablan is a documentary which was filmed mostly on the streets, shot from the hip, something that reflects the street art itself. A lot of the story comes from the street artists themselves. They are always generous with their time and information. They’re developing the process, they want this story to be told. This is a story about discovering a hidden world, an extraordinary subculture and the struggle between an artistic community painting for freedom of expression and an […]

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    Best Documentaries – Modern Masters: Andy Warhol

    Modern Masters is a four-part television series detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. During the course of the series, presenter and journalist, Alastair Sooke, explores why these artists are considered so important and examines how their influence can still be seen in our world today. He begins with Andy Warhol, the king of Pop Art. On his journey he parties with Dennis Hopper, has a […]

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  • Best Documentaries – Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides

    Documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer shows us Andy Goldsworthy as he creates art in natural settings using natural materials such as driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones. Goldsworthy comments on his “earthworks” and occasionally responds to off screen questions from Riedelsheimer while he painstakingly builds his outdoors sculptures. With some exceptions, such as a winding stone wall that he built in Mountainville, NY, Goldsworthy’s creations are intentionally mutable works. We see how several of them fall apart, melt, or drift away due […]

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    Best Documentaries – Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice

    Matthew Collings has a wonderfully simple and funny way of making you understand the when, where, why and how of important is art so this programme will get your head around impressionism in a couple of hours. Matthew Collings will reappraise the Impressionists. The four stars are Courbet, Manet, Monet and Cezanne. In two hours their stories and their art will intertwine. Matt will unpack the principles of Impressionism – the strength of color, the flatness, the patterning and the […]

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    Best Documentaries – A World of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    What makes a masterpiece? In this visually stunning high definition production, A World of Art, the magnificence of America’s premier art museum lights up the screen. One of the architectural glories of New York, the Met stretches 1000 feet along Fifth Avenue. Inside is a dazzling three dimensional encyclopedia of world art, radiating 5,000 years of artistic history. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was built on the shoulders of capitalism: J.P. Morgan, Havemeyer, Lehman, Rockefeller, and Annenberg are just […]

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  • Best Documentaries – Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing

    Best Documentaries – Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing

    A documentary about Jim McVicker, a painter who lives and works in the wild and woolly landscape of California’s “Lost Coast.” This is the Pacific coast of Humboldt County, just south of the Oregon border – a largely roadless, sparsely populated zone of giant trees and salty little towns. This film is Granrud’s exploration of Jim McVicker’s world, and a tribute to his work. We follow the painter as he works in the places he loves: The meadows, forests, harbors, […]

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  • The Mona Lisa Curse

    Best Documentaries – The Mona Lisa Curse

    The Mona Lisa Curse is a Grierson award-winning polemic documentary.

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  • we need to talk about sandy hook

    Best Documentaries – We need to talk about Sandy Hook

    Please help, spread awareness, this documentary has been banned 2 times.

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