Film Recommendations

The posters for The Painter and the Thief, The Liberators, and The Art of the Heist, on a background of yellow, dark brown, and lighter brown rectangles.

Film Recommendations – December 2020

Overview Following last month’s selection, December’s selections tell the true stories of art heists from around the world, the artworks that were recovered and the others that are still missing. The Painter and the Thief Not Rated | 1hr 47min | 97% Rotten Tomatoes Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, Czech […]

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Film Recommendations – October 2020

Overview This month’s films take us to the streets to celebrate street art in New York, Berlin, San Francisco, Hollywood, along the U.S.-Mexico border, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Not Rated | 1hr 28min | 86% Rotten Tomatoes Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat’s friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how

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Film Recommendations – September 2020

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski Not Rated | 1h 44min This documentary recounts the remarkable life and work of the overlooked Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893–1987). A one-time renowned avant-garde artist in Chicago and pre-war Poland, Szukalski ended up leading a humble, mysterious existence in Burbank, California. Where to Watch Stream: Netflix

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Film Recommendations – June 2020

Overview This month, we’ve chosen to spotlight films that both challenge our own entrenched ways of thinking, as a people and society, and celebrate Black artists, heritage, and culture in honor of Juneteenth. As Is by Nick Cave Not Rated | 1h 10min This 2015 behind the scenes documentary follows fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance

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