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Arthouse Films

Overview
Works: 48 works in 106 publications in 4 languages and 7,566 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Horror films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: TR647.M86, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Arthouse Films
Waste land by Lucy Walker( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of himself and his fellows as environmentalists. The pickers have a union, which has built a recycling center, medical clinic, day care and skills-training centers, and community lending library of discarded books for their members. Muniz photographs a number of the pickers, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the pickers who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work
Herb and Dorothy by Megumi Sasaki( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means
Jean-Michel Basquiat : the radiant child by Tamra Davis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the impassioned eye by Heinz Bütler( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on influential photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson filmed shortly before his death. Features interviews with Cartier-Bresson and a host of cultural luminaries, including Arthur Miller
To inform & delight : the work of Milton Glaser( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I [love] NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser' remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM AND DELIGHT. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men. Artfully directed by first-time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser's personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity."--Container
Who gets to call it art? : the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
The order by Matthew Barney( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a death-defying race to the top of the Guggenheim Museum, Matthew Barney is a tartan-clad apprentice seeking Masonic redemption
Visual acoustics : the modernism of Julius Shulman by Eric Bricker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s. His images epitomized the singular beauty of southern California's modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public
William Kunstler : disturbing the universe by Emily Kunstler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s and '70s, radical lawyer William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the 'Chicago 8' activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. Kunstler also represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins
Picasso and Braque go to the movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film advances an interesting thesis: if the static visual arts affected early cinema's vocabulary, did moving pictures inspire Cubism's two towering giants, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque? Cinema and Cubism were born during the birth of modernity itself, and filmmaker Arne Glimcher argues that films, from the earliest days of Thomas Edison and the Lumière Brothers, were a crucial formative influence on Modern painting, particularly on Picasso and Braque. The movies' revolutionary portrayal of time, space, and motion was the engine behind the modernist revolution in fine art. Through interviews with art historians, practicing plastic and visual artists, poets, and filmmakers, it traces the effects of technological revolution--specifically the invention of aviation and the creation of cinema--and their interdependent influence on the art dubbed Modern
Chuck Close by Marion Cajori( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland after the death of director/producer Marion Cajori, this movie describes the life and work of an artist who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The artist describes his methodology and many of his artistic influences. Friends and colleagues including Brice Marden, Robert Storr, Dorothea Rockburne, Philip Glass, Arne Glimcher, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Kirk Varnedoe and others offer their perspective on Close's talents
Black white + gray by James Crump( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casting aside a certain and comfortable future, Sam Wagstaff became a curator with a taste for unique and controversial photography. In photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was 25 years his junior, he found not only a romantic partner, but an artistic collaborator. This compelling documentary explores the relationship between the two men during the 1970s and '80s and their influence over the New York art"--Turner Classic Movies website
Rem Koolhaas : a kind of architect by Markus Heidingsfelder( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, and the Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas are working examples of the Dutchman's visionary theories about architecture and urban society"--Supplied on DVD container
Henri Cartier-Bresson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-class photojournalist, Cartier-Bresson sometimes used the moving image, in order to better make a point about which he felt passionately, whether for artistic or political reasons (or both). This collection of his documentaries is complemented by a collection of films which show what drove the artist to create his films and photos
Joan Mitchell : portrait of an abstract painter by Marion Cajori( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the art and life of Joan Mitchell, an abstract painter and an active participant of New York's dynamic Abstract Expressionist scene until she moved to Paris
The universe of Keith Haring by Christina Clausen( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Clausen's documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring's life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna and others
The cats of Mirikitani( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of community and art ..."--Container
The cool school( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the famed Ferus Gallery, which turned the L.A. art scene into a place for brilliant artists to show their work, as well as served as a place where New York artists, such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, could launch their projects
Next : a primer on urban painting by Pablo Aravena( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of graffiti-based visual art as a world culture. The filmmaker profiles the art form in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany and more. A combination of 'verite' moments and interviews with painters and others
 
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