Life is Art Festival: Celebrating Culture in Film
Why We Recommend it
MOViE MOViE’s ‘Life is Art’ summer film festival returns with a programme of 20 acclaimed documentaries about legendary artists and stars, including Whitney, Kusama: Infinity, and Ruby Yang‘s Ritoma.
Hosted by newly opened art house lifestyle cinema MOViE MOViE and PMQ, this is a unique art and film festival. This summer, 20 new and acclaimed documentaries about artists and stars who have achieved legendary status during their lifetimes.
The festival opens with Whitney, which reveals the untold hardships behind pop diva Whitney Houston’s career and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, a film exploring the life and career of the guitar legend. The closing film Kusama: Infinity narrates the iconic artist’s ceaseless search for “infinity” in her craft, and Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist offers an intimate look into the fierce spirit of fashion diva Vivienne Westwood and her active participation in punk protests.
Other festival highlights include Ritoma, a touching film directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Ruby Yang, which investigates the impact of modernisation on Tibetan nomads and their aspirations towards playing basketball; SUKITA: The Shoot Must Go On, a documentary on the Japanese photographer who captured 40 years of rock icon David Bowie’s life; and Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, which takes you on a tour of the visionary painter’s works in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.