Keyword: painter

National Gallery

National Gallery (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 181 minutes Release date: 11/04/2014
This documentary takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. It is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.
Dir: Frederick Wiseman
With: N/A

Parce que j'étais peintre (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
In 1945, when the Allies liberated the concentration camps, they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. These drawings, hidden from the Nazis, offer an unparalleled understanding of life in the camps. Featuring interviews with surviving artists and curators, as well as recently uncovered evidence, this fascinating documentary considers the ability of art to capture, reflect and survive...
Dir: Christophe Cognet
With: N/A
Fifi Howls from Happiness

Fifi Howls from Happiness (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
The acclaimed paintings and sculptures of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland: he was revered by elites and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing...
Dir: Mitra Farahani
With: N/A

The Danish Girl (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/04/2015
The story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. His wife Greta, also a painter, first discovers her husband's affinity for feminine attire when he sits in for one of her models. Ultimately, she encourages him on his transexual journey.
Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years, filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her...

Inside The Mind Of Leonardo In 3D (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 12/18/2014
The film presents a visually dazzling experience of unparalleled access to Leonardo da Vinci's revolutionary (and controversial) ideas and inventions. Best known as the painter of the immortal masterpieces The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, da Vinci also a genius inventor, architect, physicist, geologist, civil engineer, military engineer, botanist, anatomist, mapmaker and musician. This...

Altina (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 09/11/2014
Altina Schinasi was a paradox. Simultaneously seductive and reserved, she was both an heiress and an artist. Altina's guarded childhood could not predict the flagrant boldness of her sexually liberated artwork or the uninhibited imagination of her Harlequin eyeglasses, which launched a fashion craze in the 1930s. Altina is an affecting, provocative, and richly informative documentary about an...
Dir: Pete Sanders
With: N/A
Billy Bates

Billy Bates (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014

Hockney: A Life in Pictures (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/27/2014
Art and Craft

Art and Craft (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 09/18/2014
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money but, instead, donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers...
Dir: Jennifer Grausman
With: N/A
Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola (1936)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 11/29/1936
Zola publishes his novel "Nana", based on his own experiences with a prostitute. It is condemned by many for its realistic treatment of social issues, but becomes hugely popular. Years pass,and Zola becomes known as one of France's greatest writers and as the champion of those who have no voice of their own. One night, Zola is visited by Lucie Dreyfus, wife of an army captain who has been falsely...
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/06/2014
The work and artistic process of Los Angeles painter and one-man-band musician Llyn Foulkes is explored in this documentary. The film follows the eccentric, perfectionist Foulkes over seven years as labors to complete two astonishing paintings, and we see Foulkes' righteous contempt for the establishment erode as he struggles to ensure he is remembered.
Brush With Danger

Brush With Danger (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/18/2014
A painter and her brother who is a martial arts fighter are forced to flee their home, and arrive at Seattle inside a shipping container. Trying to make their way in a new strange world the pair struggle to survive. But one day, an art dealer takes an interest in the sister's work and the pair find themselves living a dream come true. But the patron cons her into forging a long-lost Van Gogh which...

Back to Fucking Cambridge (1987)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/14/1987
Painter Richard Gerstl and composer Arnold Schoenberg had a close friendship, until Gerstl's wife had an affair with Schoenberg.

Visions of Mary Frank (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: 04/15/2014
Filmmaker John Cohen interviews his friend Mary Frank in her Chelsea studio, and they discuss her life and art. Frank talks about her early marriage and pregnancy and is open about having put here art first in her life. Her paintings and political activism are discussed and footage of her with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac help illustrate some past moments in her fully-lived life.
Dir: John Cohen
With: N/A
Sign Painters

Sign Painters (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
Before the computer revolution in the 80s, virtually every storefront, mural, banner, barn sign and billboard in America was painstakingly created by hand using brushes and paint. With the advent of ever-cheaper digital technology, the familiar hand-painted sign has given way to signs made with die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers. A new movement led by shops in San Francisco and New York...
Dir: Sam Macon
With: N/A