Nice list! Looks like I'll be in front of the TV during this holiday break.
As should everyone! That's partially why I made it around this time of year. Best time for relaxing.
Just wanted to say thanks for putting this together, I've found a few new gems already.
Agreed! -preparing my couch! hahah
They forgot to include Tim's Vermeer.
Thanks! I made it, so I'll add it to the list. :)
Would love to hear any other recommendations you might have as well.
Whoa, nice job! Thanks for the quick reply.
I haven't watched it myself, but everyone recommends Jiro Dreams of Sushi as a classic look into craft and the pursuit of perfection. And though it isn't a documentary, I always think of Pixar's Ratatouille as one of the best stories ever told about passion, creativity, and artistry.
I loved Jiro Dreams of Sushi myself, but felt that it might fall out of the scope of the documentaries here. But now that you mentioned it, maybe not! It definitely does a great job at showing sushi as an art form. I'll probably add it to the list.
One more: Beauty is Embarrassing, a profile of the art director of Pee Wee's Playhouse, looks extremely awesome, but I've also not seen it.
I wanted to do something similar with the domain designmovi.es, but I never really made anything with it. Let me know if you want the domain :)
Haha! That's a pretty cool domain name too. I don't think I'd have any use for designmovi.es, but thanks for the offer!
Many of the films you list are also available through VHX, which let's you watch it DRM free, through an iOS app, roku or web streaming and pays out more to the filmmakers. It'd be great to add that to the listings, which is typically based on their home site: http://buy.beautyisembarrassing.com/http://www.signpaintersfilm.com/http://thefakecase.com/
Ah, thanks! The reason I picked Amazon, iTunes, etc. was that they are widely known and trusted. This is the first I'm hearing about VHX. I'll probably add this option to a few of the films!
Here's a button, then! http://cl.ly/image/1K2l1F2Y2K0I/vhx_button.png
I would add:
In No Great Hurry, 12 Great Life Lessons from Saul Leiter a simple documentary that spends time with the recently passed photographer Saul Leiter. http://watch.innogreathurry.com/
I would add Beauty is embarrassing and Marwencol.
Will do, thanks!
Awesome idea and execution. Great recommendations as well. Cutie and the Boxer was fun :)
Thanks! That's one of my favorites! If you like that, watch Herb & Dorothy next. It's also about a cute elderly couple in the art world, and has a beautiful story.
Los Angeles Plays Itself, great addition to Netflix instant play