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JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT

One of the contemporary art world's biggest superstars and an award-winning filmmaker (Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Julian Schnabel is a versatile artist and boisterous personality. Director Pappi Corsicato observes the master at work and takes a comprehensive look at the painter's life: from his formative years in Brownsville, Texas, to his meteoric rise in the New York art scene and eventual superstardom as the leading figure of the Neo-Expressionism movement.

ALL THE RAGE

Just last month, Dr. John Sarno passed away at the age of 93 after a lifetime of uncovering the mysteries of the interconnections between the mind and body. A controversial figure in medicine, Sarno made ground-breaking discoveries about the relationship between bodily ailments and stress, and believes that psychological treatment can often be of more help than drugs or surgeries—but that’s not what the industry wants to hear.

THE REAGAN SHOW

Ronald Reagan incomparably raised the level of staging and performance that go into being the leader of the free world, which we’re seeing today on a grander scale than could have been imagined at the time. Composed of archival footage and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, this remarkable documentary reconstructs the Reagan era almost as if it was a reality TV show. A gun-toting movie hero first and the 40th President of the United States second, Reagan was a born actor.

THE JAZZ LOFT ACCORDING TO W. EUGENE SMITH

Step into one of the most eccentric and remarkable spaces in New York music history: W. Eugene Smith’s legendary jazz loft. In the heyday of jazz between 1957 and 1965, former LIFE photographer Smith lived in a chaotic mess of an apartment on Sixth Avenue. Musicians would play into the wee hours, including masters like Thelonious Monk, and unbeknownst to them, Smith had the whole joint set up with recording equipment. In his time in the building, he captured 4,000 hours of audio tape and took 40,000 photographs.

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