A selection of standout non-fiction films from the Metrograph library.
Hazan’s narrative-nonfiction hybrid focusing on artist David Hockney is a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s as well an invaluable portrait of art history in action.
A BIGGER SPLASH
A vital record of activist art, following The Free Theater Associates, including performers Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda, on their anti-Vietnam roadshow.
This Wiseman-esque documentary from Claire Simon observes a process that is highly personal, idiosyncratic, and subject to the vagaries of personal prejudice.
An intimate look at the life of Leon Vitali, who gave up his dreams of an acting career to dedicate his life to that of Stanley Kubrick’s.
Klein’s stunningly up-close-and-personal sports documentary, set behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open.
Ferrara’s fond, often funny portrait of a NYC independent theater operator, holding out against the corporate chains, in spite of overwhelming odds.
A sensitive portrait of an African American left-wing activist who was also a tireless media watchdog.
RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT
A document of the thin line between science and cultism in the early ’70s and a touching story of female camaraderie.
Captured live, the final annual Christmas performance from the McGarrigle Sisters is a stirring, star-studded feast for music lovers.
A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT
An exuberant and seductive short film that introduces viewers to the unique history of tap dance. Selected by Justice Sanders.