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Fire at Sea

Gianfranco Rosi 2016 114 Min
Samuele is 12 years old and after school he meets …

The World of Gilbert & George

Gilbert and George 1981 69 Min
Personal film by and about Gilbert and George who have …

Woodman: David Nash, Sculptor

Peter Francis Browne 1978 35 Min
The film shows David Nash at work on his wood …

The Vision of William Blake

Guy Brenton 1985 29 Min
William Blake's personal philosophy as expressed in his paintings and …

Susie Cooper

Jenny Wilkes 1985 26 Min
The last of a four-part series about “the freehand paintresses” …

Steve Reich: A New Musical Language

Margaret Williams 1991 57 Min
Documentary about the work of the composer Steve Reich covering …

The Secret World of Odilon Redon

Stephen Cross 1973 30 Min
Like other major figures of the French Symbolist movement, Odilon …

Painting Chicago

Judy Marie 1982 38 Min
Interview with the artist Craigie Aitchison at his South London …

Matisse - A Sort of Paradise

John Jones, Lawrence Gowing 1969 28 Min
The film, recording pictures gathered from all over the world …

Malevitch Suprematism

Lutz Becker 1971 9 Min
An innovative homage to the work of Kazimir Malevich and …

Laura Knight 1877-1970

Jane Jackson 1989 25 Min
A film from a series focusing on women painters who …

Jim Stirling's Architecture

Ron Guariento 1973 50 Min
A study of Jim Stirling's recent buildings and projects.

I Build My Time

Tristram Powell 1975 30 Min
The film about the German painter Kurt Schwitters, who came …

Hokusai An Animated Sketchbook

Tony White 1978 6 Min
A short tribute to the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), which …

Giacometti

Michael Gill 1967 14 Min
Spend a few minutes with Giacometti in his Paris studio …

Gavin Bryars

David Rowan 1990 52 Min
A profile of Gavin Bryars - a leading figure in …

Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti

Laura Mulvey 1983 29 Min
Modotti (1896-1942) lived and worked in Mexico during the period …

Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-1962

David Thompson 1963 10 Min
David Thompson’s wordless film from 1963 presents a montage of …

Fast and Furious: The Life and Times of Nina Hamnett

Teresa Grimes 1989 26 Min
Examination into the work and life of Nina Hamnett, a …

Edward Hopper

Ron Peck 1981 47 Min
A study of the 20th century American painter's life and …

Edward Burra

Peter K. Smith 1973 31 Min
Interview with Burra is intercut with shots of his paintings. …

David Hockney on Modern Art

David Rowan 1981 46 Min
In an interview with Melvyn Bragg where artist David Hockney …

Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981

Philippe Regniez 1986 52 Min
The film assesses the contribution made by British avant-garde composer …

The Colour of Dreams

Susanna White 1989 26 Min
A portrait of Eileen Agar, who was born into a …

Clarice Cliff

Jenny Wilkes 1985 26 Min
The third of a four-part series about `the freehand paintresses' …
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