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.
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.
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 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 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.
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. ..
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.
"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".
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.
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.