Kentridge & Dumas
A film by Catherine Meyburgh
William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas are two of the most celebrated names in international contemporary art. In Kentridge & Dumas in Conversation, the two South African artists speak frankly about their work, their studio practice, their inspirations, and the challenges of success. The film shows the two engaged in an intense discussion about drawing, painting and filmmaking, and includes footage of the artists in their studios and of their works.
Artists & Love
A nine-part series by Stéphanie Colaux and Delphine Deloget
|From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Artists & Love delves into the tumultuous romantic and creative partnerships that shaped some of the towering figures of modern art. In each episode, directors Stéphanie Colaux and Delphine Deloget chronicle a new romantic encounter between two artists, tracing the profound effects on their personal and artistic trajectories.
On the French Riviera with
Man Ray and Picasso
A film by Francois Levy-Kuentz
|Discover the summer of 1937, in Mougins. More than just a surrealist travel diary, this film recounts the end of a great artistic era over one particular summer.
A film by Thom Andersen and Noel Burch
|Billy Wilder once famously quipped: “Of the ten, two had talent, and the rest were just unfriendly.” The Hollywood Ten were martyrs, went the thinking in tinsel town, but their work was largely inconsequential. In this revelatory film essay, Andersen and Burch reveal the progressive ideas present in films made by victims of the Hollywood Blacklist; and illustrate how, unlike most other motion pictures of the time, these films tackled issues such as war, race relations, class solidarity, women’s labor and the studio system itself. Directed by Thom Andersen (director of Los Angeles Plays Itself) and Noel Burch (The Forgotten Space, now streaming on OVID).
Watch This Weekend:
This Is Our Land
For the second time since 2017, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will soon face off in a runoff election for the presidency of France. The result of this election will have enormous consequences not only for France, but for the whole world. Over at our blog metafilm, we talk a little about Lucas Belvaux’s 2018 film This Is Our Land, a potent drama inspired by the far-right Le Pen’s 2017 campaign. This Is Our Land is now streaming on OVID.