Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was the scene of a passionate outburst of creativity by African-American visual artists.
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.
Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music.
An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies.
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak unravels the secrets behind eight masterpieces of European painting, searching out art experts, literary and artistic allusions, and historical records to expose long-held secrets within the gilded frames.
Shop owner Thierry Guetta's project to document the underground world of street art takes an unforeseen turn when he meets Banksy, who in turn films the shop owner's attempts to be an artist himself.
A documentary film about the experimental college based in North Carolina from 1933-1957 and its enormous influence on community, collaboration, and American modern art.
In 1976, producer Graham Leader and director James Szalapski documented the outlaw songwriter scene that extended from Austin to Nashville. Today, HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED explores and celebrates the authenticity and spirit of that legendary film via a community of contemporary musicians creating music in Nashville, Tennessee.
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, this documentary traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre.
From the 1890s through the ferment of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age, to the Great Depression, New Deal, Second World War, and beyond, JAZZ paints an astounding portrait of a nation and its improvisational core of music.
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, even as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
Excerpts from the famous Yoruba folklore drama about a wicked man who tries to overthrow the king. Intricate dance steps, brilliantly colored costumes, and Yoruba instruments and singing.
The Queen family of Western North Carolina have come to represent Southern Appalachian heritage and a way of life that's passing, but not yet gone.
An intimate, completely fresh portrayal of inner city youth who have created art where before there was none. Surrounded by drug addiction, gangs and impoverishment, they have developed a completely unique style of dance that evolves on a daily basis.
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park.