The Creation of Meaning: Trailers

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The Creation of Meaning: Trailers
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché - Trailer

    Pamela B. Green • United States • 2018 • A fascinating profile of a lost pioneer of early cinema.

    Alice Guy-Blaché entered the film business in 1894, at the age of 21. By 23 she was installed as head of production at French company Gaumont and directed several films before moving to the United ...

  • Behind the White Glasses - Trailer

    Valerio Ruiz • Italy • 2015 • The cinematic legacy of iconic filmmaker Lina Wertmüller.

    Lina Wertmüller was one of the most iconic filmmakers of the 1970s. Martin Scorsese has described her 1974 feature Swept Away as essential viewing from the decade—scrambling politics of class, power, and fem...

  • Beuys - Trailer

    Andres Veiel • Germany • 2018 • An intimate look at one of the great artists of his generation.

    Joseph Beuys was one of the seminal German artists of the twentieth century. After attending the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts, Beuys became known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and h...

  • Bill Cunningham New York - Trailer

    Richard Press • 2010 • USA • A portrait the secluded pioneer of street fashion.

    Perched on his Schwinn bicycle, a camera hanging from his neck, photographer Bill Cunningham roams the streets of New York snapping stills of unassuming passerby, if the look is right. Despite decades of work for th...

  • Call Her Applebroog - Trailer

    Beth B • United States • 2016 • A deeply personal portrait of acclaimed artist Ida Applebroog.

    Ida Applebroog was born into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family in the Bronx, in the 1920s. As one of three daughters to a father who had prayed for sons, her childhood was less than cheerful. Art became ...

  • El Bulli: Cooking in Progress - Trailer

    Gereon Wetzel • 2011 • Germany • The world's best restaurant creates the menu for its final season.

    For many years, Catalan chef Ferran Adrià ran the best restaurant in the world. Tucked away in a small cove a few hours north of Barcelona, El Bulli prepared some of the most daring and innovativ...

  • Filmworker - Trailer

    Tony Zierra • United States • 2018 • Celebrating the invisible hands that made Kubrick masterpieces.

    Leon Vitali was building a name for himself in 1970s London. With a steady line of roles in theater, TV, and film, his life changed forever when he viewed Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork ...

  • Finding Fela - Trailer

    Alex Gibney • United States • 2014 • Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, music, and political power.

    Combining West African music with elements of American funk and jazz, Fela Kuti created a new musical movement. Afrobeat became a vehicle for Kuti’s revolutionary political opinions against the Nigerian ...

  • Helmut Newton - The Bad and the Beautiful - Trailer

    Gero von Boehm • Germany • 2020 • The life and legacy of a controversial photography genius.

    One of the great masters of photography, Helmut Newton made a name for himself exploring the female form. Born to a Jewish family in Berlin, Newton lived as a teenager under the Nazis before fleeing G...

  • Hieronymous Bosch, Touched by the Devil - Trailer

    Pieter van Huystee • Netherlands • 2015 • A dive into the life and work of the controversial painter

    The late-medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch died nearly 500 years ago. Yet his art remains a subject of fascainted study—in 2016, a special exhibition of his work was held at the Noordbrabants Mus...

  • In the Mirror of Maya Deren - Trailer

    Martina Kudlácek • Austria, Switzerland, Germany • 2002 • A portrait of a groundbreaking artist.

    Maya Deren is considered by many to be the most innovative avant-garde filmmaker in the history of American cinema. Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Deren’s family fled the USSR in 1922 to escape anti-Semitic ...

  • Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang - Trailer

    Walter Salles • Brazil • 2014 • An intimate portrait of one of China's greatest living directors.

    Jia Zhangke is one of China's greatest living directors. His friend, the Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles, accompanies Zhangke throughout China—together, they visit Zhangke's hometown as well as s...

  • Louise BourgeoIs: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine - Trailer

    Amei Wallach & Marion Cajori • U.S. • 2008 • The life and imagination of an icon of modern art.

    As an artist, Louise Bourgeois is best known for her large-scale sculptures, towering arachnids that seem to defy gravity. As a screen presence, she is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw. From he...

  • Love, Cecil - Trailer

    Lisa Immordino Vreeland • United States • 2017 • Cecil Beaton, a dazzling chronicler of his time.

    Cecil Beaton was a dazzling chronicler of his time. A photographer, writer, painter, and Oscar®-winning set and costume designer who captured both the front lines of war and the Queen’s official por...

  • Oliver Sacks: His Own Life - Trailer

    Ric Burns • United States • 2020 • A beloved figure who redefined understanding of the human mind.

    Oliver Sacks discovered he was going to die in January 2015. Born and raised in London to physician parents—his mother was one of the first female surgeons in England—perhaps no one has illuminated...

  • Sembene! - Trailer

    Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman • 2015 • Senegal

    Compiled from rare archival footage and hours of exclusive footage, Sembene! chronicles the life and work of the legendary Senegalese film director, considered by many to be the father of African cinema.

    Ousmane Sembene grew up in Senegal, dropp...

  • The Disappearance of My Mother - Trailer

    Beniamino Barrese • 2019 • Italy • Benedetta wants to disappear. Her son documents her final act.

    Benedetta Barzini was an iconic fashion model in the 1960s, a muse to Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Dalí. In the 70s, as a a radical feminist, she leveraged her visbility to guarantee women's emanci...

  • The Five Obstructions - Trailer

    Lars von Trier • 2003 • Denmark-Switzerland-Belgium-France • Lars von Trier challenges his mentor.

    Documents the re-making of Jørgen Leth's classic short film The Perfect Human through a maddening maze of obstacles imposed by his former student Lars von Trier.

    In 1967, prominent Danish filmmake...

  • The Jeff Koons Show - Trailer

    Alison Chernick • U.S. • 2004 • A comprehensive view of Jeff Koons’ shock-and-dazzle career.

    Jeff Koons considers himself the greatest living artist. A former stockbroker, his work explores the nature of art as commodity, the same way Warhol’s oeuvre explored celebrity as cultural capital. Met...

  • The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq - Trailer

    Guillaume Nicloux • France • 2014

    A novelist named Michel Houellebecq sits at a table in Paris, pontificating on a bizarre range of topics. Three men then appear and without explanation whisk him off to a house in the French countryside. A strange camaraderie emerges between Houellebecq and his ...

  • Walking on Water - Trailer

    Andrey Paounov • 2015 • Christo's journey to bring a project conceptualized 50 years ago to life.

    In 2016 the celebrated artist Christo launched The Floating Piers on Italy's Lago d'Iseo, an enormous dahlia-yellow path above the water that was eventually experienced by 1.2 million people. Yet t...