Film

Post image for Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers

“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.

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Post image for A Film Portrait of the “Doomsday Vault” that Guards Our Agricultural Biodiversity

On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.

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Post image for An Opera Filmed at the Largest Particle Physics Lab in the World

A movie set amongst the machines of CERN, the world’s largest particle physics facility, considers how both art and science strive to understand the universe, and what it is to be human.

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Post image for With the Help of Prosthetics and Psychics, a Photographer Dramatizes His Possible Fates

After photographer Phil Toledano experienced both the sudden death of his mother and the slower, drawn out demise of his father, he became obsessed with his own potential futures.

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Post image for A Documentary Offers a New Look at the House of Dior

In his new film, director Frédéric Tcheng traces the voyage that Raf Simons, the current creative director of the House of Dior, embarks upon when designing his first haute couture collection there.

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Post image for Warhol’s Great-Niece Plans Documentary About “Uncle Andy”

Andy Warhol is one of those artists that many people love but few completely understand.

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Post image for Talking Pictures with a Film Curator of 45 Years

Charles Silver has worked at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) since 1970, first in the film studies center and then (and still) as a curator in the department of film.

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Post image for A Disappeared Houdini Film Escapes from Obscurity

The great escape artist Harry Houdini starred in five silent films in the early 20th century, but one considered among his best was long considered lost — until now.

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Post image for Capturing the Human Body in All Its Awkwardness

Ulrich Seidl: Stills 1998– 2014, an exhibition of Austrian director Ulrich Seidl’s film stills currently on view at OstLicht Gallery in Vienna, showcases the filmmaker’s particular relationship to the aesthetics of the imperfect human body.

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Post image for Who Are the (Potential) Art Winners Among the 2015 Oscar Nominees?

The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards are out today, and from Mr. Turner to Finding Vivian Maier, there’s a fair chance of some visual art films taking home gold-plated statuettes and adding Oscar medallions to their DVD cases.

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