A new biopic about the man behind the iconic and erotic drawings of leather-clad gay men, the artist known as Tom of Finland, is as much a story about yearning and personal freedom as it is about mid-20th-century gay culture.
Winner of the French Grand Prix at Cannes, “BPM” (Beats Per Minute) is a captivating vortex of emotion centered on how the AIDS crisis played out in Paris among a tightly knit group of AIDS activists in the early 1990s.
The personalities and perils of the contemporary art world are expertly portrayed in this black comedy by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund.
The dissident Chinese artist’s new film offers an impressionistic view of the global immigration crisis, weaving poignant personal stories into an overview of the immigrant condition.
Darren Aronosky’s new film Mother! is a stylish and surreal romp that pits male ego against female angst.
The author’s bestselling memoir gets the Hollywood treatment in a new film starring Woody Harrrelson and Naomi Watts.
Does deprivation make for better art? It’s one of the possibilities proposed in Alumbrones (Illuminations), a documentary about Cuban art opening in Los Angeles on January 16 and available for online streaming on iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, Amazon, and Vimeo. With the economic and psychological walls separating Cuba from the West crumbling since Obama’s December 17 announcement that the U.S. would normalize…
In the “Life Lessons” segment of the 1989 anthology film New York Stories, artist Lionel Dobie (Nick Nolte) preens and paints in a quintessential SoHo loft. His mind is consumed by his work to the detriment of the woman who waits for some acknowledgement of her presence. As film representations of artists go, Lionel Dobie…
Despite the experiences of segregation, the Civil Rights movement, the Black Power movement, the Rodney King beating, the election of a black president, and any number of daily news events that highlight the ongoing divide between white and black America, white America seems perpetually in the process of “discovering” the black experience via the multiplex….
Screening Thursday at SCAD-Atlanta, this informative film is high on fashion but a little low on deeper insights.
From King of Pops to John Portman, this year’s AFF highlights the idiosyncratic locals who’ve shaped our city. Opening tonight!
Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman looks behind the curtains of a high-class nude dance club in Paris.
Question Bridge: Black Males, a traveling exhibition, serves as a reminder of how urgent race issues remain.
Opening in Atlanta this Friday, A Separation is an eye-opening portrait of modern life in the Middle East.
Felicia Feaster’s first look reveals the deep soul behind The Look, opening at Midtown Art Cinema this Friday.
Polanski returns to a theme of apartment show downs, and the potential for violence and hatred lurking inside polite social behavior.
Now in theaters, A Dangerous Method recovers the story of Sabina Spielrein.
We coo and kiss and speak in baby voices to the domesticated animals in our care. So the one thing they may want the most for Christmas is not a tiny sweater, but a shred of dignity. Along comes New York painter Kate Javens, anxious to put a gleam of sentience in the eyes and…