Art and Artists

The Mystery Conman

The Mystery Conman

There's a crook operating in the shadows of the antiquities market. He's known as The Spanish Master, and his clever forgeries have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Who is this elusive figure, and how has he been allowed to thrive undetected...

8.18
Cultural Barbarians

Cultural Barbarians

Is art dead, or is its definition merely evolving? In Cultural Barbarians, an intriguing episode of the acclaimed VPRO Backlight series, we witness a collective of modern-day artists as they grapple with this question, and search for means of creative...

6.27
Star Wars Begins

Star Wars Begins

Ambitious and affectionate, Star Wars Begins is the ultimate love letter to one of the greatest classics in American cinema. Billed as a "filmumentary", it's essentially a mosaic of the countless commentaries, behind-the-scenes features, outtakes,...

8.15
Kayenta

Kayenta

There are few communities in the United States more majestic than Kayenta. Located in southern Utah, Kayenta is distinguished by its glorious natural vistas. The clay-colored landscape, rolling prairies, and imposing red rock cliffs inspire a feeling...

7.14
Atari: Game Over

Atari: Game Over

How do you go from the fastest growing company in the history of the United States to a debt-infested and dissolved empire in less than a decade? With the release of Pong in the late 1970's, Atari established a firm grasp on the video game market, and...

8.22
What Makes Art Valuable?

What Makes Art Valuable?

What makes a piece of art worth tens of millions dollars at auction? A number of things, but not always the things you'd think. BBC's The World's Most Expensive Paintings chronicles the world's ten most valuable paintings, by way of journalist...

8.53
Art Sleuth

Art Sleuth

Using unique detective-like approach the author analyzes famous artworks of Van Gogh, Manet, Botticelli, Vigee Le Brun, Rembrandt, Holbein, Bellini, Carpaccio, and Bruegel. Van Gogh painted "The Starry Night" in a sanatorium, a year before he...

8.36
Las Calles Hablan

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...

8.18
Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing

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...

8.83
A Portrait of Pat Carey

A Portrait of Pat Carey

A Portrait of Pat Carey is an intimate look at San Francisco artist and activist, Pat Carey. This heart-warming documentary follows her life stemming from her parents immigration to the United States and follows through to her death in May of 2013. It...

7.75
Dedini: A Life of Cartoons

Dedini: A Life of Cartoons

This documentary film explores the life and art of one of America's greatest cartoonists, Eldon Dedini. Dedini's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, and Colliers, but he is best known for his full-page color Playboy cartoons. Eldon, his...

7.63