The award-winning doc looks at Los Angeles’ 40-year-old punk scene.
The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s life was as unconventional as his iconic shows.
The late British-Somali punk icon was vulnerable in her feminist art.
The new documentary on the on the late visual artist is both informative and soulful.
Edith Lake Wilkinson’s great niece investigates why the painter was institutionalized for seemingly no reason.
The 2014 BBC documentary on the reclusive pop star lets her high-profile fans swoon all over her.
The ionic poet interviews and is charmed by the sports legend for Soul talk show.
Malian musicians use their music to stand up to Islamic fundamentalists.
The 2001 film looks at the role punk played and plays in shaping some queer and feminist identities.
The first ever documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe makes the case for his art and legacy while showing his warts and all.
Director Yvonne Smith traces funk from its doo-wop origins to its role as a building-block of hip-hop.
An OG political protest singer has much to teach us today.
Edvard Munch was a poster boy for the idea of the artist as brilliant, immeasurably tortured soul.
Director Mollie Mills’s short doc on Detroit’s current ball culture is high on visual impact, skimpy on substance.
Filmmaker Zeinabu Irene Davis’ documentary on filmmakers of the LA Rebellion is timely and illuminating.
The 1971 documentary gives an overview of five African American visual artists as the bloody ‘60s turn into the hopeful ‘70s.
This 1972 documentary filmed one year after the photographer’s suicide is intimate and revealing.
The iconic photographer’s images of 20th century Depression-era America speak to current battles around class, race, immigration, and poverty.
The struggles and joys of forging queer identity within dancehall culture.
Director Billy Woodberry’s poetic take on the life and work of beat poet Bob Kaufman.
Director N.C. Heikin turns saxophonist Frank Morgan’s life into one of 2015’s best documentaries.
The Bronx-raised Kuchar twins helped pioneer American underground film.
A new documentary on the late rock icon digs beneath the lore to find a complex woman and artist.
Lady Day was much more than her blues, as this documentary makes clear.
The legendary DJ’s words on art, culture and creativity resonate powerfully in the wake of her recent death.
Filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara lets out his inner fanboy as he pays tribute to his hero, iconic architect Antonio Gaudi.
Katja Esson's documentary allows poets to reclaim the depth and possibilities of art.