Artin September Bnr

Art in September

Let Hot Docs be your refuge for art for art’s sake, featuring the popular Exhibition on Film series.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 4:00 PM

Painting The Modern Garden Web1

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

  • UK
  • 93
  • STC
    Director:
  • David Bickerstaff
Buy Tickets

This unforgettable exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London, features a marvelous collection of impressionists, post-impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century focusing on the rise of the modern garden in popular culture which continues to grow in the present day. Some of the greatest names of the day turned their attention to horticulture and the garden’s potential for utopian ideas, decorative design, colour, and expressive abstraction including Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro, Matisse and of course Claude Monet who himself was an avid gardener and the most important painter of gardens in art.

 



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 2:00 PM

In Search Of Haydn Web2

In Search of Haydn

  • UK
  • 112
  • STC
    Director:
  • Phil Grabsky
Buy Tickets

From the creators behind the Exhibition on Screen series, comes this profile of the underrated Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Haydn an influential idol to Mozart and Beetohoven, but today this musical genius is overshadowed by the younger composers he inspired. In Search of Haydn is an investigation into the man’s life and his extraordinary work. With performances by the world’s best musicians and orchestras interpreting his greatest achievements, discover or rediscover the music of a prolific master who wrote over 100 symphonies. With excerpts from Haydn’s own writing and interviews with experts and historians, get to know an extraordinary artist on the big screen who today does not get his due in concert halls.



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 4:30 PM

Goya Web3

Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

  • UK
  • 96
  • STC
    Director:
  • David Bickerstaff
Buy Tickets

Spain’s most revered artist, Francisco Goya, was a master of portraiture who used the medium for unabashed realism, never shying away from his honest physical and psychological observations—and yet he still received commissions from the most powerful figures of the day. A landmark exhibition at The National Gallery on his portraits and the story of his dramatic life intertwine in this in-depth look at his work and rise in society. With access to his letters and footage from where he lived and painted, this film brings to life his visionary style and the world that shaped it.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 6:30 PM

Renoir Revered And Reviled Web1

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

  • UK
  • 87
  • STC
    Director:
  • Phil Grabsky
Buy Tickets

In this unique look at Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s late career, step inside the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia where a collection of 181 Renoir paintings will likely never travel from. Featuring his nudes painted after he turned away from impressionism, the merit of these works are the subject of a hot debate in the art world. Are they sexist? Just plain bad? Or are they more brilliant works from one of history’s greatest artists that are simply misunderstood. Hear those on both sides factor in and decide for yourself in this insightful doc that also looks at Renoir’s influence on the next generation.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 6:30 PM

Matisse Web2

Matisse: From MoMA and Tate Modern

  • UK
  • 98
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Phil Grabsky
  • Matt Askem
Buy Tickets

Travel behind the scenes and into the heart of London’s Tate Modern and New York’s MoMA for a glimpse at this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, hailed as the most successful in Tate Modern’s history. Explore the galleries and hear tributes by those who knew Matisse best, as well as insight from curators and historians. This captivating film also includes breathtaking performances by the Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine and Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings the words of Henri Matisse to vivid life.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 4:00 PM

Rembrandt Web2

Rembrandt

  • UK
  • 96
  • STC
    Director:
  • Kat Mansoor
Buy Tickets

Every Rembrandt exhibition is a must, but this 2014 show was a major breakthrough at the National Gallery in London and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that comprehensively mounted his finest works. This film takes you inside the galleries and focuses on biographical details from the final years of his life when he would produce his defining masterpieces. See his greatest accomplishments on the big screen and hear from curators and leading art historians while learning about the man behind the art and going behind the scenes as preparations are underway at these world class museums.



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 1:30 PM

Munch 150 Web1

Munch 150

  • UK
  • 90
  • STC
    Director:
  • Ben Harding
Buy Tickets

In 2013, Norway celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, one of the towering figures of modern art, with a massive exhibition. This film goes beyond The Scream and takes you behind-the-scenes with an in-depth biography of Munch, who lived from the mid-19th century through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. With expert insight from special guests and host Tim Marlow, this is a sweeping overview of master’s life and work. Co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo, Munch 150 showcases more than 220 of this revered artist’s paintings.