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John Berger, Piotr Anderszewski and Yasmine Hamdan at the Lisbon Estoril Festival: A Sublime Coincidence of Text and Music

Karin Badt | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

John Berger, the famed British writer, offered a tremendous performance of poems and stories for the Lisbon Estoril Film Festival last night, interspe...

Making Sense of Berlin Art Week

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

This opening night event of a 2015 Berlin Art Week marked by collaboration between institutions was a terrific symbol for Berlin, now 26 years into its ongoing urban project of reunification.

Wim Wenders Wants You To Give 3D Cinema A Chance

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment

Wim Wenders is a name that signals an immediate flow of love and admiration from cinephiles and road movie fans. From the road films that defined muc...

To Not Die in Palermo... Wim Wenders Lives on in Palermo Shooting

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Palermo Shooting is not a perfect film. At points, I was thinking...ok, just go with it. But there are so many fascinating moments that it really deserves a wide U.S. distribution. Not the least, America's best bad boy, Dennis Hopper gets to play his old nemesis ...death.

Doug Aitken 'Station to Station' (Review)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.

Plastic Man: A Documentary Look at the Art and Films of San Francisco's Jerry Ross Barrish

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Barrish is an artist in his seventies, a little past mid-career, but still creating his detritus-based sculpture. In an exhibition of his found-art assemblages a few years ago, the Fresno Art Museum called it "Art Drecko."

Art, War, Gold

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006.

BERLINALE 2015 EVENT: Quantum Entanglement and the James Franco Epic

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The quantum wave cresting for the past two years in Berlin collapsed in the EVENT that was the 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin.

Fine Art of Art Documentary

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last few weeks, Laemmle Theaters added to this Monday program a series of exciting documentaries.

Wim Wenders: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Common for Wenders' approach to both film and photography, is the starting point in painting and in particular the concept of frames. He considers the frame to be the defining factor -- if it is not in the frame, then it is out: "The frame is the main act."

Wim Wenders: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Do what nobody else can do except for you." Such is the unflagging advice from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who in this video gives us his take on...

Remembering Towering Filmmakers Fuller and Truffaut

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

It's timely that A Fuller Life -- a documentary celebrating Samuel Fuller's career -- opens Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles, and that the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris has just mounted a massive retrospective of Francois Truffaut's work.

Standing Ovation at Cannes for Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's 'Salt of the Earth'

Karin Luisa | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Luisa

Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado teamed up together to make Salt of the Earth, a documentary tribute to Sebastião Salgado, the renowned Brazilian photographer who spent 40 years "photographing the human condition," and wildlife, in over 30 countries around the world.

What Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now that his first comeback movie has seriously bombed, what's next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

DVDs: Woody, Spike and Wim Wenders Keep 'Em Coming

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's never easy to make a movie, much less one not geared toward the masses. Here's a rundown of new movies, documentaries, TV shows and classics getting a reissue, including one of my all-time favorite romantic dramas on BluRay.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anto...

Havoc and Meatbats: Conversations With Alanis Morissette and Chad Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


See Tomorrow's Big Filmmakers Today

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

"New Directors/New Films" has sparked the careers of some of today's biggest filmmakers: Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders and Spike Lee, for instance, al...

2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

ReThink Interview: Wim Wenders, Director of Pina

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Before seeing Pina, I had agreed with the conventional wisdom that 3D was best suited for action and animated films, though the vast majority of 3D movies I'd seen so far had left me feeling like it shouldn't be used at all.

Pina Bausch: Her Top Dancer Keeps Her Work Alive (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld


All 9 Trailers For The Foreign Language Shortlist

Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

Not an institution to be outdone by the Golden Globes, the Academy has released their shortlist for best foreign language films, and only Sunday's win...

Between Pina and a Hard Place

Debra Levine | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

Heavy-hitting filmmakers are turning their cameras on dance and it's an honor. It's also a puzzlement. With Pina, Wim Wenders joins the recent ranks in crafting rapturous, high-tech paeans to the art form.

ReThink Review: Pina -- Maybe the Best 3D Movie So Far (And It's a Documentary)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I've seen the first spectacular 3D film that absolutely must be seen in 3D. And most amazingly, this film is a documentary about a German choreographer whom I'd never heard of. That film is Pina.

APAP 2012: 10 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

By the end of this year, globalization in dance won't be an emerging trend... it will be a permanent state of existence, and every company should be aware of their global positioning, even if they've never toured outside of their home city.