Now Streaming until June 28: A rarely seen selection of films by Michael and Christian Blackwood

Now Streaming until June 28: A rarely seen selection of films by Michael and Christian Blackwood. Watch the films here, and read Sasha Frere-Jones’s essay on the vanguard documentary filmmakers here.

I’ve only seen the Motherwell film from the summer of 1971. Wonderful to hear him speak about what the pieces are like to create, to watch him paint, and hang an exhibit in Germany. So many cigarettes!

“As we join the painter in his Connecticut studio, Motherwell demonstrates the ever-evolving fluidity of painting and movements, describing painting as “a lifelong relationship with a person you really love — there are different moods, nuances, and in one sense a basic real continuity that never alters.”

Next up Guston and Dubuffet.