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Arthouse Films

Overview
Works: 45 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 7,570 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: N8237.8.R44, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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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 1,296 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 862 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 591 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 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio interviews artists in their studios about their art from the period of Abstract Expressionism, through Hard Edge and Colour Field painting to Pop Art. Among the featured painters are Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Noland"-- Container
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the impassioned eye by Heinz Bütler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 367 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
Visual acoustics : the modernism of Julius Shulman by Eric Bricker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 282 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
Picasso and Braque go to the movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 275 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
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 194 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"--Container
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 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

Perhaps the most celebrated personality in the decade of personalities (1980-1990), Keith Haring built his reputation - as a painter, graffiti artist, designer - outside the closed world of the art establishment, amidst the vitality of street culture. A casulty of the AIDS epidemic at only 31, Haring had already blazed a trail far beyond his American birthplace; from Amsterdam to Australia, Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo
The cool school : how LA learned to love modern art by Morgan Neville( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at the famed Ferus Gallery, which turned the Los Angeles art scene into a place for brilliant artists to show their work, as well as serve 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 156 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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