Upcoming Special Events
Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “…was the first…” as Miles Davis said. From an early age, Betty freed herself from social rules traditionally imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings, and in the case of her turbulent marriage to Miles Davis, her personal life as well. Then, at the height of her fame in the early 1980s, she mysteriously disappeared from public life.
Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s greatest artist, this documentary uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy, and presents an exclusive private view of the major British Museum exhibition "Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave."
Entering his 9th decade, prolific artist David Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS is a film about the world's first all-girl punk band. Contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, The Slits were pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae."
Mika Kaurismäki's documentary traces fifty years of Miriam Makeba's music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba.
Captured live from the National Theatre in London in 2012, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (ANGELS IN AMERICA, WAR HORSE) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.
Delving deep into Van Gogh's fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING showcases Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and features exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.