This DVD gathers a film and different documents on Francis Al˙s: an interview with Mexican writer Carlos Monsiváis (who worked with the artist on the Mexico City historic center project), a video project by Al˙s, an introduction to Al˙s' work by Kitty Scott, and a downloadable screensaver realized by Al˙s.
Gerhard Richter Painting is a thrilling document of legendary German artist Richter's creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvases, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz's portrait of an artist into a work of art itself. In German with English subtitles.
Acclaimed Spanish artist Francisco de Goya is fed up with life at the royal palace. His recent works bewilder the court and even Javier, Goya's son, questions his father's sanity when the artist ridicules arrogant King Ferdinand.
Helvetica Gary Hustwit
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Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
Director Heinz Bütler's intimate portrait HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: THE IMPASSIONED EYE is a mature, evocative biography of the man considered to be the greatest photographer of the last century and the grandfather of photojournalism.
Herb and Dorothy Megumi Sasaki
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This unique documentary debut by Megumi Sasaki is a surprisingly entertaining look into what some artists consider a mundane topic: art collecting. Herb & Dorothy transforms potentially dry subject matter with humor and intrigue into a story that will warm artists and collectors to each other, not to mention expose the public to an elusive business.
How to Draw a Bunny, a 90 minute feature film on the artist Ray Johnson, won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and recently the Prix de Public at the famed Recontre Film Festival in Paris. How to Draw a Bunny was named as one of the 10 Best documentaries of last year in the Village Voice annual critic's poll and was nominated for a 2003 IFP Spirit Award for Best Documentary.
Architect I.M. Pei leads viewers through some of his more famous creations such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Miho Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Bank of China. He also speaks candidly about his life, his early years in China, his schooling at both Harvard and MIT, and his approach to architecture and design.