In the year 2010 we live in a sex-drenched society, but how did we get here from conservative 1950's America? Forever caught in the throes of a bitter culture war, the story the sexual revolution and its legacy is more than ever charged with moral controversy. Was it liberation and wild ecstasy? Moral degeneracy? AIDS? All of the above?
More Than This is the definitive history of English art rock group Roxy Music, formed in 1971 by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). Featuring exclusive access to the band members, all the key characters and never before seen footage, The Roxy Music Story, traces the musical development of the group and examines the stories that surrounded them.
The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality inherent within this prodigiously talented and eccentric clan who've pursued their passions on the world stage.
Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same community from which the money will also be raised. And what happens when the artists all know each other and the judges know all the artists - how can the process be fair, balanced and focused?
Most people wouldn't consider being an artist to be a demanding job. Think again! The 13 artists at the busy Gasworks Arts Park Studios in Albert Park, Melbourne, are committed to making a career out of their art. To do so they must get commissions, produce work, exhibit work, sell work, keep up with the achievements of their fellow studio mates and keep the art world interested in their work.
David Frazer is a Melbourne-based artist who specialises in various age-old forms of printmaking such as wood carving and etching. With imagination and wit, Frazer's work is imbued with images of nostalgia, love and longing; but always invested with optimism and his signature wry humour.
Enter the whimsical, weird and wonderful world of feather torturer, Richard Nylon, one of Australia's finest and most original milliners. Whether you call his work 'wearable art', sculptural headgear or hats, one thing is certain: Nylon's work defies the notion of the conventional hat.
Ayen's Cooking School For African Men observes an interesting battle between ancient culture and modern demand when a Sudanese woman starts a cooking school for refugee men whom have never before set foot in a kitchen. This story is a delightful look at the strength of boundaries set by ancient culture, engrained from the start of time, but the necessity to adjust them for survival in the modern world.
The journey of a unique rock band, whose members all have physical or intellectual disabilities, takes them from the Melbourne pub scene to the stage of the UN building, New York. Rudely Interrupted are a motley crew of six, including their manager, who are intrinsically funny with an infectious love of performing. They make rock 'n' roll history as the first band to play at the United Nations for International Disability Day.
Welsh-born Peter Greenaway is best known for his filmmaking during the 1980s and 90s, directing visually sumptuous films such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover, Belly of an Architect and A Zed and Two Noughts. His films have polarised viewers, garnering international accolades and audience walk-outs. A fearless visionary and provocateur, he rejected narrative storytelling in favour of his trademark exploration of sex and death. Visiting Australia as the keynote speaker for the 2008 Australian International Documentary Conference, Greenaway spoke to Virginia Trioli about his body of work, and also what he's been up to since his last major feature film release in Australia.
The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative Disorders is a documentary which tells the story of Nick Van Bloss, a musical prodigy living with Tourettes Syndrome.
A high-definition series which introduces the major art collections of famous museums around the world.
A new generation of international street artists are the latest hot property for galleries, art collectors and big advertising brands. Filmed in New York, London, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, it introduces the graffiti-inspired street art pioneers Futura 2000, Ramm:ell:zee, Os Gemeos, Space Invader, Blek le Rat, Miss Van Eine, some whose art is now celebrated among the trendy and wealthy of New York and London.
From his international debut in Paris and beyond, follow Australian artist John Kelly's remarkable journey from his Dobell's Cows series to his recent Kangaroo works, as he traverses the world in seven years. The program lures the viewer into a journey across Europe but also into Kelly's mind and arrives at a new, surprisingly humorous landscape.
A profile of Melbourne artist John Kelly: a man obsessed by cows.
A documentary on fabled recording studio Sound City located in California. The studio served as the birthplace of many classic albums including Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Neil Young's After the Gold Rush and Nirvana's Nevermind.
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