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Watch when you need a break from reality. Like you would Harry Potter.
A man sustains severe brain injury after a gang assault and to cope he creates the titular World War I village out of barbie and G.I. Joe-style dolls. He is emotional fragile and intensely focused on Marwencol. He doesn’t view the village as art- but once it’s recognized as such he must essentially leave the village to share it with the world, but is he really ready?
Watch it on Netflix Streaming or buy it on Amazon.
Marwencol Official Site – Facebook – Twitter
Watch when you’re aggravated with your mother.
A visually beautiful examination of controversial photographer Tierney Gearon’s relationship with her schizophrenic mother and children. Is she documenting her life, or is she complicit in the exploitation of her family for the sake of art?
Watch it on Netflix DVD – Buy the DVD on Amazon.
Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project Official Site – Trailer
Watch when you’re having a bad first-world-problems day. Starbucks out of soy milk? J. Crew on backorder?
World-famous artist Vik Muniz returns to his native Brazil to create works of art out of trash, assembled by the trash pickers who collect recyclables from landfills. Muniz ponders how much he can acceptably disrupt the lives of his subjects. The film is marketed as and IS an uplifting story – the pickers’ lives are turned upside down. The deeper question is about happiness – were they happy before Muniz entered their lives and showed them a new side of the world? How can they go back to picking after participating in a life-changing modern art project?
Watch it on Netflix Streaming – Buy the DVD on Amazon.
Notable Awards: Best International Documentary, Sundance 2010. Best Documentary Nominee, Academy Awards 2011.
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