The story of a beloved song–”Body and Soul”–in the jazz repertoire shows the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures, and the power of song to break barriers. San Francisco Black Film Festival Best Music Documentary winner.
The landmark painter-turned-sculptor who created wildly imaginative abstract art and pioneered the use of industrial materials, is profiled in this poetic biography. Overcoming gender barriers to redefine her medium, Hesse’s brief career helped usher in the 1960s post-minimalist movement.
Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.
An eight-year collaboration between filmmaker Tomer Heymann and his complex subject Ohad Naharin, led to this exuberant feast for the senses, which illuminates the creative process of a bold Israeli choreographer known as a prickly taskmaster and charismatic genius, but hailed as an icon of modern dance. Documentary Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival.