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Sonia Rykiel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
As many may already know, Sonia Rykiel is the woman who played a key role in introducing Robert Altman to the world of fashion. Ten years have passed since Altman attended the Sonia Rykiel show that gave him the idea for his film Pret-a-Porter, however Sonia's clothes still continue to…
Discovering Cannes - Rebellious Times
Part of the Series: Discovering Cannes Moments
The French New Wave directors including Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard cause massive controversy and manage to get the event cancelled in 1968. Sophia Loren becomes the new queen of the festival and the Golden Boys of American cinema including Martin Scorces and Robert Altman become regular winners of the…
Speaking In Strings - Italian Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 
This documentary profiles the controversial world-renown violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. An enormously funny, fearless and irreverent individual, Nadja has played on every major stage and with every major orchestra in the world. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire earned her the nickname "...the bad girl of the violin..."…
Pedro E. Guerrero - A Photographer's Journey
Part of the Series: American Masters
The American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917 - September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography…
London Orbital
'Maverick British director Chris Petit has produced one of this year's eeriest and most haunting films, London Orbital, a threnody to the M25.' Sunday Telegraph 'It is a mediation on the M25 and gives an intriguing history of the occult archaeology of London that the ring-road discloses ... Petit has…
Touch of Greatness - A Portrait of a Maverick Teacher
In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America's schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed an unorthodox educational philosophy that spoke directly to his students' needs. Many…
Subtango, The Spirit of Tango
A journey to the Buenos Aires underground tango culture, where the elusive soul of tango is to be found... Even after a century of history, after enshrinement as the national music, after rampant commercialization and packaging for export, the tango still speaks to the Argentine soul. Subtango shows how tango…
One Winter Story - Female Surfers
An unprecedented glimpse into the male-dominated world of big-wave surfing from a seldom seen perspective - a woman's. This hour-long film explores the life of big-wave surf pioneer and Ph.D scientist, Sarah Gerhardt, a relative unknown who made surfing history in 1999 as the first woman to surf Maverick's, the…
Screening Room with Michael Snow
Part of the Series: Screening Room Series
In March 1977 Michael Snow appeared on Screening Room. He discussed and screened excerpts from his film Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (10:48/18:57/7:29/0:55). Canadian Michael Snow has worked in painting, sculpture, and music as well as film, where he has proved one of the…
Jeff Koons - The 2014 Whitney Retrospective
The Whitney Museum of American Art presented the landmark exhibition Jeff Koons: A Retrospective from June 27 to October 19, 2014. It was the largest, most comprehensive survey of Koons's art ever assembled, spanning four decades of his career and displaying 145 works from every series, including 13 new pieces…
Al Purdy was Here - Portrait of a Great Canadian Poet
What does it take to carve out a career as a poet? Why on earth would anyone attempt it? AL PURDY WAS HERE is the portrait of an artist driven to become a great Canadian poet at a time when the category barely existed. Al Purdy is a charismatic tower…
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster - Artist Drew Struzan
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster" is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox,…