“Crosby is more than just a rock 'n' roll survivor nursing a lifetime of second thoughts. He's a romantic witness to a time that was genuinely about following the road of excess to the palace of wisdom.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance, and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.
“The filmmakers let the story slither at its own rhythm, so that the magnitude of the psychological control can be fully exposed. To accomplish that, their superb cast guides the film through a poisonous doctrine taken not from the pages of imagination but from real American folklore.” Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap.
Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor's daughter to confront her community's deadly tradition.
“They don't make baseball players like Moe Berg anymore. Judging by Aviva Kempner's authoritative and engrossing documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, they likely never did.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
“A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tennessee, on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.
The Modern is part of a very special Phoenix, Oregon 70 city nationwide screening tour that will take the film to the East coast and back this summer. This screening is the only chance for local Fort Worth audiences to see the film and partake in a Q&A with the filmmakers. Purchase Tickets.
In an ironic intersection of two systems — arcane theoretical discourse and popular music — Baldessari sings a tract by Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt. Introducing this performance by noting that "these sentences have been hidden too long in exhibition catalogues," Baldessari sings Lewitt's forty-five-point tract on Conceptual Art to the tunes of The Star-Spangled Banner and Heaven, among other songs. Baldessari's witty "art aria" functions as a meta-conceptual exercise. Electronic Art Intermix
You have the repeated action, and at the same time, over a long period of time you have mistakes or at least chance, changes, and you get tired and all kinds of things happen, so there’s a certain tension that you can exploit once you begin to understand how those things function. And a lot of the videotapes were about that. Bruce Nauman, quoted in How Did New York Change Bruce Nauman? Looking Back on a Radical Period in the Artist's Career, Artspace magazine, August 3, 2015
The synchronous disappearances of Ader, Burden, and Goldstein have been given various justifications: the desire for the dematerialization of (art-) object and (artist-) subject inherent to conceptualism; the omnipresence of death in the context of the Vietnam War; the temptation of magic’s sleight of hand; and a fascination with the morbid and the sublime. Philipp Kaiser, Disappearance — California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein,