New Art & Artist Documentaries Available Through Microcinema International

From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 12:57:23 PDT

New Salvador Dali Documentary

Available NOW!


The Dali Dimension: Decoding the Mind of a Genius·

An MVD Visual Release

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UPC: 823857138425


2006 · 70 min


This multiple Award winning film delves into the psyche of the most
important Surrealist artist who ever lived, Salvador Dali. Through a series
of rare film clips and interviews with the artist, Dali Dimension explores
the many inspirations that resulted in Dali's unforgettable masterpieces. A
documentary by Joan Úbeda, Susi Marquès and Eli Pons. Narrated by Joseph



Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis·

Street Date: August 8, 2008

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An Arts Alliance America / Arthouse Films Release

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UPC: 829567052525


2008 · 95 min


Perhaps America's most important artist from the last fifty years, Jack
Smith is simultaneously hailed as the godfather of performance art, a
groundbreaking photographer and the 'William Blake of film'. His utopian
ideals, artistic processes and bejeweled artworks left no generation
untouched since, and became essential influences to contemporary art
superstars like Andy Warhol, Federico Fellini and Matthew Barney.


In her feature-length film debut, director Mary Jordan combines Smith's rare
and unseen films and photographs with rare audio recordings, acting
appearances, and other relics squeezed from Smith's vaulted archives.
Commentaries from art luminaries, critics and Smith's friends and enemies
(such as screenwriter/playwright Ronald Tavel, New York Observer critic
Andrew Sarris, transvestite extraordinaire Mario Montez, and filmmaker Ken
Jacobs) intercut Smith himself proffering condemnations of capitalism,
critics and institutional-art "gatekeepers." Jordan also delves into Smith's
tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol-who adopted Smith's ideas and actors
in his own work (including Smith's "Superstars" concept), his vilification
of New American cinema pioneer Jonas Mekas, and other previously
undocumented biographical topics.


From the Whitney to the Louvre, Smith is acknowledged as one of America's
most influential artists, yet his legacy remains at the edges of obscurity.
Pure in his artistic pursuits, Smith smashed head-on into the politics
intersecting creativity, capitalism and meaning in contemporary art. Since
his 1989 death, Smith's work has been rarely publicly displayed. Still his
influence pervades contemporary art and pop-culture today. This documentary
portrait pays homage to New York's ultimate anti-hero and the original King
of the Underground.


Bonus Features Include:


Agosto Machado with Mario Montez on Jack the Master -- Lawrence Rinder on
Jack's Photography -- Ken Jacob's on Jack's Life as Theater -- Jack's Loft
-- Mario Montez on Being Mario Montez -- Includes 5 more interviews about
Jack's life


Lagerfeld Confidential·

A Koch Lorber FIlms Release

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Street Date: September 2, 2008

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$US 29.98 SRP/ $29.98 Edu

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UPC: 741952314899


2007 · 91 min


For the first time Karl Lagerfeld, the innovative designer who has ruled the
House of Chanel for more than two decades, agreed to trust a director to
create an artwork based on his life. After three years of crisscrossing the
globe filming the outspoken icon, Rodolphe Marconi unveils the inner
workings of the influential and enigmatic star.


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