Films & Other Videos
Films with: McNamara, Michael
- Acquainted with the night excursions through the world after dark /
- Based on the book by Christopher Dewdney, this film journeys through the world from sunset to sunrise, exploring stories of nighttime phenomena, customs, rituals, and work. From millions of bats filling the dusk skies of Austin, Texas, to a solitary conservationist measuring light pollution on a hilltop in Utah; from an over-the road truckdriver hauling freight to Quebec to bicycle cops keeping the peace in Toronto; Acquainted With the Night is comprised of twelve chapters which correspond to the twelve hours of an ideal night, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. Each chapter serves as a point of departure for the stories of how the world changes when the sun sets.
- DVD 8750
- Driven by vision,
- Driven by Vision is a character-driven documentary series that explores fantastic "outsider art" sites that have sprung from the fevered imaginations of talented visionaries. Filmed across North America, the show reveals the powerful human stories behind these inspired and improbable creations. Recycled visions: Three artists transform junk into fantastic treasures that fascinate, educate and provoke. Artists Vince Hannemann (Cathedral of Junk), Scott Stevens (Smut Putt Heaven) and Joe Minter (African Village in America) are interviewed. Of castles, kings and jesters: Jim Bishop keeps adding to his famed 160-foot handbuilt castle in teh Colorado Rockies. M.T. Liggett creates roadside effigies of every politician he reviles and every woman he reveres. You're a good man, Charlie: Charlie Stagg left the elite world to build a backwoods home studio from discarded soda and beer cans. Self-taught craftsman Charlie Lucas draws the attention of the international art world with is intricate sculptures built from the spoils of dumpster dives.
- DVD 9291