An in-depth definitive lookk at one of America's pop art icons and the century's most original figures. A close look at the evolution of Warhol's work and a penetrating study of his life as observer, chronicler, catalyst, inventor of superstardom and master of the pop culture. Directed by Chuck Workman. Special features include behind-the-scenes lookat "Factory" life and several enigmatic interviews with Warhol, also interviews and commentaries with Viva, Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed, more, pulses of music run throughout, including Dylan, Lennon, Blondi, Pink Floyd, more.
The Collector explores the 46-year career of Allan Stone, the famed New York City gallery owner and art collector. Producer and director Olympia Stone reveals her father's compulsive collecting genius while telling the parallel story of his lifelong journey through the art world from the 1950s to 2006.
The documentary The Color of Your Socks - A Year with Pipilotti Rist follows the Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist as she prepares for a major show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since winning the Duemila Prize at the Biennale di Venezia in 1997, Rist has established herself as a major presence in video art. For the first time, she lets a documentary filmmaker into her world, providing insight into her creative process, the development of projects and the collaboration with her team.
This provocative documentary, a regular on the film-festival circuit, examines the history of suburbia and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it -- good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Canadian director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions. Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too the suburban way of life has become embedded in the American consciousness.
POWERS OF TEN takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.
One of the most concise, witty statements about design ever put on film.
IBM Mathematics Peep Shows
Brilliant, fast-paced explorations of intriguing mathematical concepts: Eratosthenes, Topology, Symmetry, Something about Functions & 2n.
The many, many tops are pure cinematic poetry. Classic Eames toy film, with a beautiful Elmer Bernstein score.
IBM at the Fair
Film souvenir of the brilliant Eames/Saarinen IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
A Computer Glossary
Jargon of computers expresses something of their nature.
Eames® Lounge Chair
Assembly of the famous chair at hyperwarp speed.
Featured Films: "Day of the Dead," the Eameses' legendary record of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, mixes beautiful stills and evocative movies to capture the ritual's texture. "S-73 (Sofa Compact)" charmingly tracing the design and development of the Sofa Compact. "Alpha," a short film on an important concept in algebra, can be watched either backwards or forwards. "Exponents: A Study in Generalization" explores the crucial concept of exponents.