Doc Shorts: Artistic Expressions

Doc Shorts: Artistic Expressions

117 minutes

An exploration of the many varieties of art, from tattooing to quilting to cartooning to beading to painting.

All on a Mardi Gras Day

U.S.
2019
23 minutes
English
Directed by:
Michal Pietrzyk

In a gentrifying New Orleans, Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year-old culture known as the Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men who spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once in a battle to be declared "the prettiest."

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Charon

U.S.
2019
12 minutes
English
Directed by:
Cullen Parr

A profile of Myron Dyal, a California artist with temporal-lobe epilepsy who creates striking paintings, drawings, and sculptures inspired by the visions he has during his seizures.

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Lily

U.S.
2019
26 minutes
English
Directed by:
Adrienne Gruben

A chronicle of artist Lily Renée’s heroic journey from Nazi-controlled Austria to New York, where she became a pioneering woman cartoonist during the Golden Age of comics.

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Quilt Fever

U.S.
2019
16 minutes
English
Directed by:
Olivia Loomis Merrion

A lively look at the world of quilting through the lens of Quilt Week in Paducah, Ky., with brief profiles of both celebs and ordinary but passionate practitioners.

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This Ink Runs Deep

Canada
2019
17 minutes
English
Directed by:
Asia Youngman

Indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada are reviving ancestral traditions that disappeared during colonization.

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The Vision of Ulysses Davis

U.S.
2019
10 minutes
English
Directed by:
Steven Gray & Alexia Oldini

Ulysses Davis has produced an extraordinary body of work that speaks vividly to his experience as an African-American artist and barber in the American South.

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