Keyword: painter

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
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 12/18/2014
This is an exploration of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) during the last quarter century of his life. Profoundly affected by the death of his father and loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels...
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...

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
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 (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Los Angeles painter and one-man-band musician Llyn Foulkes offers up his artistic process. Here, we observe him as he labors to complete two astonishing tableaux that demonstrate his outsider's perspective and eye for evocative imagery. Over time, we witness Foulkes' righteous contempt for the establishment erode as he struggles to ensure he is remembered.
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

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.