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Cave of Forgotten Dreams, 1h29
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about nature
Actors Werner Herzog

C'est une grotte immense, protégée du monde depuis 20 000 ans parce que le plafond de son entrée s'est effondré. C'est un sanctuaire incrusté de cristaux et rempli de restes pétrifiés de mammifères géants de la période glaciaire. Pourtant, ce n'est pas le seul trésor que ce lieu unique au monde avait à nous offrir… En 1994, au sud de la France, les scientifiques qui ont découvert la grotte sont tombés, ébahis, face à des centaines de peintures rupestres, des oeuvres d'art spectaculaires réalisées il y a plus de 30 000 ans - presque deux fois plus vieilles que les peintures rupestres les plus anciennes découvertes jusqu'alors. Ces dessins, ces oeuvres, ces témoignages exceptionnels ont été créés à l'époque où les hommes de Neandertal parcouraient encore la terre, en un temps où les ours des cavernes, les mammouths et les lions étaient les espèces dominantes sur notre continent.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Rhys Ifans, Jay Leno

Thierry Guetta is a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, making a comfortable living with his vintage clothing shop. He also has a strange obsession with carrying a camera everywhere he goes, constantly filming his surroundings. On a holiday in France, he discovers his cousin is Invader, an internationally known street artist. Thierry finds this fascinating, and accompanies Invader and his friends, including the artists Monsieur André and Zevs on their nocturnal adventures, documenting their activities. A few months later, Invader visits Thierry in LA, and arranges a meeting with Shepard Fairey. Thierry continues filming Fairey's activities even after Invader has returned home to France. While Fairey is confused by Thierry's enthusiasm, Thierry states that he wishes to make a complete documentary about street art, and the two cross the nation, shooting other artists at work, including Poster Boy, Seizer, Neck Face, Sweet Toof, Cyclops, Ron English, Dotmasters, Swoon, Azil, Borf and Buffmonster. What Guetta fails to tell Fairey is that he has no plan to compile his footage into an actual film, and indeed never looks at his footage.
Art School Confidential, 1h42
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about the visual arts, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, young Jerome pursues his true obsession to art school. Jerome enrolls in Strathmore, an urban college. His roommates are aspiring filmmaker Vince and closeted-gay fashion major Matthew. Jerome looks for love amongst the coeds, but is turned off by them all, before falling in love with the art model, Audrey. In his art classes, he forms a friendship with perennial loser, Bardo, who guides him through the college scene and introduces him to a failed artist, Jimmy, a belligerent drunk.
Crumb (1995)
, 1h59
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about families, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la bande dessinée

Crumb is about the experiences and characters of the Crumb family, particularly Robert Crumb's brothers, Maxon and Charles, his wife and children (his sisters declined to be interviewed). Though Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent.
Tim's Vermeer, 1h20
Directed by Teller
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts
Actors Penn Jillette, Martin Mull

Tim Jenison is an inventor who has become the successful founder of NewTek, a company working in various fields of computer graphics, most notably the 3D modelling software LightWave 3D. Jenison, himself both an engineer and art enthusiast, becomes fascinated with the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, a 17th-century Dutch painter, whose paintings have been oft cited to have a photographic quality to them; Jenison, spurred by the book Secret Knowledge by British artist David Hockney and Vermeer's Camera by British architecture professor Philip Steadman, theorizes that Vermeer potentially used a camera obscura to guide his painting technique.
Finding Vivian Maier, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Photographie
Actors Tim Roth

L’incroyable histoire d’une mystérieuse inconnue, photographe reconnue aujourd’hui comme l’une des plus grandes Street Photographers du 20ème siècle. Née à New York, d’une mère française, avant de résider à Chicago, Vivian Maier était inséparable de son Rolleiflex et prit tout au long de son existence plus de 100 000 photographies sans jamais les montrer. Pour être libre d’exercer son art quand elle le voulait, Vivian Maier fut une nanny excentrique toute sa vie. ..
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, 1h43
Directed by Lian Lunson
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Poésie, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Documentaire sur la poésie
Actors Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Bono

En janvier 2005, à Sydney, Hal Willner conviait des artistes tels que Nick Cave, U2, Beth Orton Rufus Wainwright ou Jarvis Cocker à un concert-hommage à Leonard Cohen. Ce film est un témoignage de cette soirée exceptionnelle, assorti d'un entretien, réalisé pour l'occasion, avec le chanteur canadien.
Bill Cunningham New York, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La mode, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Carmen Dell'Orefice, Catherine Deneuve

"We all get dressed for Bill", says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirées for the Times‍ '​s Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".
Manufactured Landscapes, 1h30
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité

Le photographe Edward Burtynsky documente les effets néfastes d'industrialisation sur les paysages naturels.
Cutie and the Boxer, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité

The film is about the difficult 40-year relationship between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, Japanese-born husband and wife artists who live in New York. Ushio Shinohara is a small player in the contemporary art world, known for painting with a pair of paint-soaked boxing gloves. Their family has struggled financially for many years. Noriko, who is more than 20 years younger than Ushio, set aside her own career to raise their son Alex and serve as Ushio’s unpaid assistant, receptionist and chef. Noriko has also worked on her own art, a character she created named Cutie. Cutie's story is told in a comic-book narrative, where she comes to New York and falls for a broke older artist named Bullie. By the end of the movie, Ushio has begun to recognize that he’s not the only artist in the family. They hold a joint art opening at a SoHo gallery.
Waste Land
Waste Land (2010)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentaire sur une personnalité

Le film traite du travail de l'artiste brésilien Vik Muniz, qui crée ses œuvres grâce à des déchets recyclables issus de Jardim Gramacho , la plus grande décharge du monde pour la ville de Rio de Janeiro au Brésil.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Gu Changwei

Le film dépeint la vie de l'artiste et militant chinois Ai Weiwei.