THE HEALING WITHIN

In our modern life, stress is everywhere: in the street, at the office, at home. Too much stress takes a toll on our life. Stress is even among the important causes of severe illness, such as cancer and heart disease. An American cardiologist and a French cancer specialist, who don’t know one another, set up … Continue reading

THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING

Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories. As a social phenomenon who revolutionized contemporary art over a single decade, Haring … Continue reading

I REMEMBER BETTER WHEN I PAINT

Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer’s involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Dozens of day care centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies, making it possible to improve the quality of life and restore a dialogue between caregivers and families. Scientists … Continue reading

TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM

Trapeze,” “Spartacus,” “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Boston Strangler,” “Some Like It Hot.” Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars. From his difficult upbringing in the Bronx, where he was born Bernie Schwartz, to his … Continue reading

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

American documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, who is no longer the delightful child the father loved, but an argumentative young adult who inhabits virtual worlds available through the internet. To the father, the son seems to be addicted to and permanently distracted by those worlds. The filmmaker undertakes … Continue reading

ART/LIFE: THE FUTURISM REVOLUTION

“Art/Life: The Futurism Revolution” is the first Futurist documentary on Futurism. Reenactments, international scholars and critics, hitherto unpublished archive images and works of art. A graphic opera, with new subjective and emotional viewpoint. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti tells the story in the first person about the birth and evolution of the Futurist Movement and its visionary impact on … Continue reading