Imagine: Remastered Version (Get Groovy! Music Film)

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

These words epitomize John Lennon’s lifelong pursuit of peace and love, whose vision of world harmony also led him to create such indelible classic as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. Among his works, “Imagine,” with its stirring melody and timeless lyrics, was cited by ROLLING STONE magazine as “the greatest musical gift to the world.” Using the power of rock and roll, Lennon expressed his faith in a utopian world that is free and without barriers.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Get Groovy! Music Film)

In the lengthy musical history of jazz, Miles Davis is undoubtedly one of its most brilliant and influential figures. With his spellbinding performances, this trumpet maestro revolutionized jazz and remained at its forefront for much of his life. This film features interviews with many of Davis’s former collaborators including Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock, as well as never-before-seen footage and rare glimpses of the musical genius at work in the studio. It offers an illuminating portrait of Davis’s eventful life.

Michelangelo – Love and Death (ARTiculate: Films)

Michelangelo, alongside Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, formed the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance. Long considered one of the greatest art works ever produced, “David” breathed life into the art of sculpting.

In Search of Mozart (In Search of the Great Composers: Films)

One of the greatest musical talents of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed over 600 works over his short 35 years in this world, with Beethoven as one of his biggest fans. At a young age, Mozart toured across Europe with his father, a court musician, gaining him many fans among the aristocracy. His touring years gave him the foundation in mastering various musical genres, including symphonies, opera, solo concertos, chamber music and piano sonatas.

Imagine: Remastered Version (Get Groovy! Music Film)

Imagine: Remastered Version (Get Groovy! Music Film)

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

These words epitomize John Lennon’s lifelong pursuit of peace and love, whose vision of world harmony also led him to create such indelible classic as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. Among his works, “Imagine,” with its stirring melody and timeless lyrics, was cited by ROLLING STONE magazine as “the greatest musical gift to the world.” Using the power of rock and roll, Lennon expressed his faith in a utopian world that is free and without barriers.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Get Groovy! Music Film)

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Get Groovy! Music Film)

In the lengthy musical history of jazz, Miles Davis is undoubtedly one of its most brilliant and influential figures. With his spellbinding performances, this trumpet maestro revolutionized jazz and remained at its forefront for much of his life. This film features interviews with many of Davis’s former collaborators including Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock, as well as never-before-seen footage and rare glimpses of the musical genius at work in the studio. It offers an illuminating portrait of Davis’s eventful life.

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In the Tracks of Alexandre Desplat (Get Groovy! Music Film)

In the Tracks of Alexandre Desplat (Get Groovy! Music Film)

Oscar-winning film score composer Alexandre Desplat has already scored over 100 films including THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, ISLE OF DOGS, THE SHAPE OF WATER, THE DANISH GIRL, THE IMITATION GAME, HARRY POTTER: RELIC OF THE DEAD over the course of his illustrious career. Having already received numerous accolades, he won the grand slam of the Oscars, Golden Globes Awards and the British Academy Film Awards with his work on THE SHAPE OF WATER, proving that he is one of the most prolific musical composers in motion pictures and a master of the form. This documentary explores Alexandre Desplat through his work, showing him in his private studio and attending a recording session with a symphony orchestra, in addition to featuring interviews with a host of top directors including Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski and George Clooney, who testify to the composer’s ability to perfectly combine images and music.

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Frida: Viva la Vida (ARTiculate: Films)

Frida: Viva la Vida (ARTiculate: Films)

The Tate Gallery in London named Mexican artist Frida Kahlo one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Her oeuvre consists mostly of self-portraits that combine elements of traditional Mexican culture and magical realism, which are widely collected by major museums, causing “Fridamania” the world over. Andre Breton, the founder of the Surrealist movement, likened her works to a ribbon around a bomb, while Picasso thought that no one can paint a better self-portrait than Kahlo, and Duchamp helped her organize an art exhibition in Paris. More recently, fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana introduced collections inspired by her art, and there is even a Frida Kahlo-style Barbie doll!

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Maverick Modigliani (ARTiculate: Films)

Maverick Modigliani (ARTiculate: Films)

Italian master painter Modigliani was well-known for his portraits, particularly his distinctive rendering of female figures with oval faces and long necks. The year 2020 happens to be the centenary of Modigliani’s death, and this film takes a look back on his life and explores the stories behind his most famous artworks.

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Raphael: The Young Prodigy (ARTiculate: Films)

Raphael: The Young Prodigy (ARTiculate: Films)

This film commemorates the 500th year-anniversary of the death of Raphael in 2020. Along with Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael was known as one of the Big Three of the High Renaissance, and his masterpieces such as The School of Athens, The Sistine Madonna and Disputation of the Holy Sacrament laid the foundation for the Neoclassism style.

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The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them (ARTiculate: Films)

When impressionist painters were still being shunned and mocked by the art establishment – with one art critic even labeling them as “lunatics” – French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel recognized their brilliance and became determined to show them off. As the man who kept painters like Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley afloat by buying up nearly 12,000 of their works and putting them on exhibitions, Durand-Ruel brought Impressionism to the world and has even been credited with creating the modern art market.

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