Everyone from Tim Burgess to Ariel Pink is singing his praises, but R. Stevie Moore always refused the mainstream and never made it big. Now, in his sixties, with his body not working quite like it used to, he's hitting the road on a world tour. And he's not making it easy for anyone.
In a career spanning seven decades, Merce Cunningham’s innovation expanded the frontiers of dance, reshaping it into a new kind of art form. Eschewing labels like “avant-garde choreographer”, he preferred simply to be called a “dancer”.
His focus on dancing as a visual experience is vibrantly realised in Alla Kovgan’s film, which brings to life dances originally created by Cunningham between 1942 and 1972, in surprising settings.
There’s a severe lack of government ambulances in Mexico city - so families like the Ochoas have stepped into the breach. At night they scour the streets of the city in their second hand ambulance, coming to the aid of those in need - from whom they have to ask for payment.
Jehad and Abdullah were raised in the Gaza Strip, and together founded the Gaza Parkour Team, who use the ruins of the city as a playground for their free jumping. When Abdullah escapes to Italy, their lives diverge - but both still yearn for freedom.
For thirty years, Marion Stokes secretly video-taped everything on TV, twenty-four hours a day. She witnessed the emergence of the 24-hour news cycle, which burgeoned across the channels and transformed the way we receive - and dispose of - news.
After a lifetime in front of the camera lens, 75 year old Benedetta Barzini wants to disappear. Her son, on the other hand, wants more than ever to film her. With this tension at the heart of his film, first time director Beniamino Barrese has made both an intimate, nuanced portrait of an iconoclastic woman, and an enigmatic tract on images, identity and filmmaking itself.
This “film letter in parts” creatively explores the story of the Lucas plans. In the 1970s when their defence jobs in a Birmingham factory were threatened, workers came up with a plan to keep their jobs - by developing a range of groundbreaking sustainable products.
Through her long and rich writing life Toni Morrison channelled the power of words to transform understanding of the African American experience. In this Sundance favourite, she tells the story of her remarkable life.