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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe

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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
(2007)


Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Sam Wagstaff's transformation from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe's lover and patron is intensively probed in Black White + Gray. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New York City art scene was abuzz with a...  More


 
Exit Through the Gift Shop

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Exit Through the Gift Shop
(2010) [M]


The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as 'the world's first street art disaster movie' the film contains exclusive footage of...  More


 
Reaching for the Moon

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Reaching for the Moon
(2013) [M]


A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.  More


 
Padre Padrone

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Padre Padrone
(1977) [M]


The first film to win both the Golden Palm and the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this haunting tale of a peasant boy's brutal coming-of-age in rural Italy established the reputation of acclaimed fraternal filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

It tells the story of Gavino,...  More


 
Time Zones*

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Time Zones*
(1985) [R]


3 short films. Sloan Square: A Room Of One's Own. 9 mins. Super 8 footage shot in 1976 features Jarman and friends and is an example of his more personal, quasi-diary work. Pirate Tape. 15 mins. A portrait of William Burroughs, filmed during his visit to London in September 1982 for the Final...  More


 
Vincent And Theo

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Vincent And Theo
(1990) [M]


The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.  More


 
Caravaggio

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Caravaggio
(1986) [M]


A powerful meditation on sexuality, criminality and art, 'Caravaggio' brings together Derek Jarman's twin worlds of film and painting.  More


 
Henry And June

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Henry And June
(1990) [M]


In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin (Maria de Medeiros) meets Henry Miller (Fred Ward) and his wife June (Uma Thuman). Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo (Richard E Grant) as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to...  More


 
Lust For Life

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Lust For Life
(1956) [PG]


Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yellow grain. Trees bursting with white bloom. "The pictures come to me as in a dream," Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare. Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards, Kirk Douglas gives a...  More


 
Sirens

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Sirens
(1994) [MA]


Sexy and spirited, this endearingly funny comedy has captivated moviegoers everywhere! The charming Hugh Grant (Four Weddings And A Funeral) plays an idealistic young minister on a mission. He must tame the wicked ways of a notorious artist (Sam Neill - Jurassic Park), whose nude paintings of his...  More


 
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography

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Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
(1993) [PG]


Experience the dazzling st0ry of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Discover Gordon Willis's secrets of lighting Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Greg Toland's contributions to "Citizen...  More


 
Ed Wood

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Ed Wood
(1994) [M]


You are interested in the unknown. The mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story of what happened, on that fateful day. We are giving you all the evidence, based only on a secret testimony, of the miserable souls,...  More


 
Carrington

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Carrington
(1995) [M]


Written and directed by Christopher Hampton and starring Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, Carrington is a provocative, hypnotic film. She was a gifted artist, he was an eminent writer and together they created a controversy that sent shock waves through polite society. This is the true story of...  More


 
Crumb

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Crumb
(1994) [M]


Terry Zwigoff's funny yet poignant portrait of Robert Crumb has collected rave reviews from around the world. It was the hit of the New York Film Festival and Sundance, where it picked up the Grand Jury prize. Crumb was the archetypal underground artist of the '60s. His work was always vivid,...  More


 
Stealing Beauty

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Stealing Beauty
(1996) [M]


From the director of The Last Emperor, Stealing Beauty explores one girl's intriguing journey into womanhood in a provocative story of passion and self discovery. When 19-year-old Lucy arrives in Tuscany to spend the summer with her late Mother's free spirited Bohemian friends, she soon finds...  More


 
Year Of The Horse

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Year Of The Horse
(1997) [M]


This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.  More


 
Leunig Animated (2 disc set)

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Leunig Animated (2 disc set)
(2002) [G]


No-one looks at the world quite like whimsical Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig. His poignant, often controversial cartoons never fail to touch a chord. Michael Leunig is cartoonist, artist, philosopher, poet and social commentator. "Leunig" is an animated series produced by Australian actor...  More


 
Power And Terror Noam Chomsky In Our Times

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Power And Terror Noam Chomsky In Our Times
(2002) [G]


Whether Noam Chomsky, the MIT linguist and political philosopher, is the most important intellectual alive, as the New York Times once famously called him, is open for debate. But without a doubt, Chomsky, now 73, is one of the most straight-talking and committed dissidents of our time. A...  More


 
Jack Kerouac: On The Road With The King Of The Beats

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Jack Kerouac: On The Road With The King Of The Beats
(2001) [PG]


This is the award - winning biography of the King of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac's writings, including his extraordinary novel "On The Road," took American literature to new levels of creativity and in the process inspired unprecedented social and cultural change. Kerouac's life is examined...  More


 
Junebug

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Junebug
(2005) [M]


When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British-born dealer in regional, “outsider” art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new husband George (Alessandro Nivola) extend the trip to include an introduction to his family. Madeleine...  More


 
The Animatrix

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The Animatrix
(2003) [M]


Anthology of nine short anime (Japanese animation) films tied in to the 1999 blockbuster "The Matrix" and its sequels. "Final Flight of the Osiris": The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack. "The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2": The story behind the war...  More


 
Masterclass - An Audience With Filmmakers: Vol. 1 - Special Edition (2 Disc Set)

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Masterclass - An Audience With Filmmakers: Vol. 1 - Special Edition (2 Disc Set)
(2006) [M]


Featuring the career stories of 4 prominent Australian screen actors Eric Bana, Claudia Karvan, Jack Thompson and Bud Tingwell. In this up close and personal series host Peter Thompson [one of Australia’s greatest authorities on cinema] draws compelling and unexpected stories from these...  More


 
Black Venus

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Black Venus
(1983) [R]


Former Miss Bahamas Josephine Jacqueline Jones sparked an international firestorm with her debut starring role as Venus, the stunning ebony seductress whom no man - or woman - can possibly resist. But when Venus becomes the muse and lover of an impoverished young sculptor, she succumbs to a...  More


 
Annie Leibovitz - Life Through a Lens

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Annie Leibovitz - Life Through a Lens
(2006)


Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is, literally, our most influential woman photographer. She has shot the rich and famous, the profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious. Her camera has documented the horrors of war most recently in...  More


 
Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond

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Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond
(1998) [PG]


The most compelling and comprehensive movie ever produced about the life and work of Peter Beard, the photographer & writer who relentlessly fought in defence of Africa's fauna, this is the definitive portrait of the world's greatest adventure photographer. Narrated by Charlotte Rampling, the...  More


 
Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes

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Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes
(2006) [G]


Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of 'manufactured landscapes' ? quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams ? Edward Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilisation's materials and debris. This astounding documentary by award winning director...  More


 
Bright Star

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Bright Star
(2009) [PG]


Bright Star tells the story of John Keats the great romantic poet through the eyes of his love and inspiration - Fanny Brawn. Inspired by the actual love letters between the couple and Keats' sublime poetry, Bright Star will reveal a great untold love story from the heart of one of literature's...  More


 
Herb and Dorothy

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Herb and Dorothy
(2008) [G]


HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal worker, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and...  More


 
The Joy of Learning  (Le Gai Savoir)

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The Joy of Learning (Le Gai Savoir)
(1969) [M]


Patricia and Emile meet nightly on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris' 1968 student riots, the Vietnam War, and other big events of the late '60s, posters, books, photographs and cartoons, serve as a backdrop to their discourse. Words...  More


 
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

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Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
(2009) [MA]


Paris 1913, Coco Chanel is devoted to her work and madly in love with Arthur "Boy" Capel. At the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Igor Stravinsky premieres his Rite of Spring. Coco attends the premiere and is mesmerised. But the revolutionary work is too modern, too radical: the enraged audience boos...  More


 
 
 

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