What's on at Stratford Upon Avon - Picturehouse Docs
An extraordinary account of how the Nazis looted the art of Europe and sought to eliminate works which contradicted Hitler’s Aryan vision. Works in the avant-garde styles - Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism and other modernist genres -were deemed cosmopolitan and communist, and termed ‘degenerate’ art by the Third Reich. This documentary is based on three main sources: the exhibition ‘Degenerate Art’ which opened in Munich in July 1937, and was the Nazi regime’s own exhibition of what was considered despicable, low art; the history of the Paris gallery ‘21 rue La Boétie’, owned by Paul Rosenberg, a prominent Jewish art collector of ‘degenerate’ works; and the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt, which consisted of works of art plundered from Jewish families during the war. The result is a treasure-trove of sensational art works and a timely and compelling account of a regime obsessed with its own cultural identity and destruction.
FREE SOLO + Q&A with Alex Honnold and filmmakers
To celebrate International Mountain Day on 11 December, join us for a live event of FREE SOLO followed by Q&A with Alex Honnold and directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin. The screening and Q&A will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold,as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.