From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Director Alison Chernick’s (The Jeff Koons Show, Matthew Barney: No Restraint) new documentary provides an intimate, cinéma vérité look at the remarkable life and career of this musician, widely considered the world’s greatest violinist. Features new interviews with the world-renowned violinist, his family, friends and colleagues including Billy Joel, Alan Alda, pianist Martha Argerich and cellist Mischa Maisky.
Some game trolls in the United States make a sport of getting other players “swatted” live during the game: they find out someone’s name and address, fake his caller ID, and make a bogus 911 call. The next thing you know, a SWAT team armed to the teeth is bursting into his house and giving him the fright of his life. This is all streamed live on camera, of course, so everyone can be in on the joke. Swatted is a cinematic exploration of this phenomenon based on 911 calls by offenders, YouTube videos of games and raids, and first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be swatted.
Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park.
During an abortion, 17-year-old Yang gives birth to a live jellyfish in her bathroom.
In a turbulent time in the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial Bodyguard solves humans' cases, while the Jinwu Guard takes charge of ghosts' and monsters' business. Eunuch Wei seizes great power and suppresses dissidents. Colluding with the monster Huo Feiyuan, he framed up Feng Tingzhang, the Director of the Grand Court. Zuo Changgeng, Feng's disciple, accidentally gets involved in the Jinwu Guard's monster hunting as he investigates the treasury's theft case. Though despising the Jinwu Guard, Zuo Changgeng has no choice but to ask the Jinwu Guard for help to save his master. Yi Shuihan is an upright half-human and half-monster member of the Jinwu Guard. Zuo and Yi work together and investigate in the humans' and monsters' worlds, before they gradually see through Eunuch Wei's intrigue. But the Jinwu Guard is framed up and then controlled by Eunuch Wei, and Yi and Zuo fall into Huo's trap. It turns out that Huo is the mastermind behind everything to destroy the Qianyuan Formation that ...
This is the story of Elsa–not the "Frozen," not the "Healer" but the daughter. Witness her in this story of love. Not the romantic type of love, but the type of love that you've been yearning for your whole life, but had never been by your side.
Stemming from a found archive of decades of footage documenting the lives of the patients and employees of one of the oldest mental health institutions in the US, Eastern State seeks the moments when the source materials start communicating something outside their intended purpose. *flicker warning
Everyday objects and movements are employed as cinematographic mechanisms.
Theatre students André and Gabriel drum up support for resistance against the dismantling of culture policies in Brazil.
A playful take on gendered technology and the mechanisation of society. Adina Camhy traces spiralling stories both personal and societal, mapping out the entangled development of musical and militaristic machines.
An awkward 12-year old boy named Ollie experiences "bubble trouble" when his true feelings for a girl are embarrassingly revealed in the form of a physical thought bubble.
In 1972, the astronaut Charles Duke landed on the Moon with Apollo XVI and was in charge of taking photos of the lunar surface. An exploration of space to cyberspace, from analogue to a virtual Moon in Google Earth today.
Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress? A thoughtful experiment in group dynamics, this pithy and laconically witty black-and-white animated short presents a series of shifting prototypical scenarios. Along with a computer game, it forms part of a multimedia project by Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach.
When Dad brings Jacob to spend summer in the suburb, the boy not only discovers an environment he has never seen before, but he also makes friends with his cousin "know-it-all" Mimmi, and his uncle Eagle, a former seaman. On top of that he meets Boss, the leader of a pack of talking dogs. Will the unexpected friends - Jacob, Mimmi and the talking dogs - be brave enough to rescue the suburb from the rich Lord Pie who plans to convert the romantic place into impersonal glass skyscraper area?
Set in Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree, California, artist Cauleen Smith reimagines this unique space as a radical feminist utopia. Among the scattered assemblages, a group of women whose dynamic, colourful outfits radiate with energy, gather to re-stage an iconic photograph of men taken by Billy May for Life Magazine in 1966. While paying homage to the feminist abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the title refers to the spiritual journey these women embark upon.
How can an artist discover abstraction by the beginning of the 20th century and nobody is noticing? A woman, misjudged and concealed, rocks the art world with her mind-blowing oeuvre. Hilma af Klint was a pioneer creating her first abstract painting in 1906, four years before Vassily Kandinsky. But why was she ignored? Why are her paintings not available on the market? This first film on her is about her life and work, the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal. Her quest for meaning in life and a boundless thinking led into a timeless, outstanding oeuvre.