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Arthouse Films

Overview
Works: 50 works in 101 publications in 4 languages and 7,438 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Personal narratives  Drama  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 )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world
Herb and Dorothy by Megumi Sasaki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 870 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 584 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 390 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
To inform & delight : the work of Milton Glaser( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 355 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 (heart) NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser's remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser: to inform & 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 348 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the head of a secret order of priests is found dead, with a strange mark left on his body, another member is sent to investigate. He soon finds himself plunged into a mystery, only to find himself at the heart of it. Bonus features included
William Kunstler disturbing the universe by Emily Kunstler( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 288 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
Visual acoustics the modernism of Julius Shulman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 280 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 )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 269 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
Henri Cartier-Bresson the impassioned eye( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 251 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
Chuck Close( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 214 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 204 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 191 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 ... an engaging portrait of a visionary man which takes us to the heart of his ideas."
Henri Cartier-Bresson by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 168 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
The universe of Keith Haring by Christina Clausen( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 166 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
Joan Mitchell : portrait of an abstract painter by Marion Cajori( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 165 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 cool school how LA learned to love modern art( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 163 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
The cats of Mirikitani( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 158 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
Obscene a portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and work of Barney Rosset, the influential head of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review, who published such groundbreaking works of fiction as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Naked Lunch, and Tropic of Cancer, while fighting the U.S. government's obscenity laws along the way
 
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