29 art shows and films to watch on ALL ARTS this February

29 art shows and films to watch on ALL ARTS this February
"Isolation to Creation," featuring Yuki Sukezane. Produced by Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Photo: Dancing Camera.

Your guide to what’s streaming on ALL ARTS this month

Welcome to February. If you’re looking for an art film to fall in love with, we have some suggestions. Below is a sampling of what’s on the lineup for the ALL ARTS broadcast and streaming platforms this month. This page will be updated as programs become available on the site.

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Now Streaming

Revolution: Art for a New World

Drawing from the collections of major Russian institutions and stories from their descendants, this film brings the artists of the Russian avant-garde to life. It spans household names like Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky to lesser known artists.

[Streams until March 2]

Hollywood’s Best Film Directors: Carlos Saldanha

“Hollywood’s Best Film Directors” goes behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. This episode features director Carlos Saldanha.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Photographer: Lois Greenfield

Lois Greenfield is a New Yorker who transitioned from photojournalism to fine art photography, focusing on dancers in motion. In the film, she describes how she has developed an instinct for capturing the in-between moments our eyes cannot see.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Isolation to Creation: Beatbox, Modern, Street, Tap Dance and Afro-Brazilian Rhythm

The second entry into the four-part documentary series “Isolation to Creation,” this episode features artists from Missing Element, Music from the Sole, Jamar Roberts and more.

[Streams forever]

Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw: Roger Cook and Jess Leary

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and hit-making legend Roger Cook (“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”) joins hit writer and songstress Jess Leary (“Where the Green Grass Grows”) for a night of songs and stories on “Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw.” Cooper Alan is a special guest.

[Streams until Feb. 3, 2026]

That Pärt Feeling

Arvo Pärt, the Estonian composer beloved for his minimalist and spiritual music, is profiled in this documentary. Without going into his history or process, the documentary gets out of its own way and invites us to experience his sublime music.

[Streams until March 7]

Baroque in the Land of the Sons of Heaven

Witness a project connecting Chinese folk opera singer Zhang Hong-li with the French Concert de l’Hostel Dieu ensemble. Inspired by Teodorico Pedrini, who traveled from Italy to China in the 18th century, the program shows how music unites us all.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Daphne du Maurier: In Rebecca’s Footsteps

The documentary uses archival footage and interviews to depict the fascinating life of Daphne du Maurier. The two women in the  writer’s classic novel “Rebecca” are presented as revealing the contradictions within du Maurier herself.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

At the Core of the Orchestra

This documentary introduces us to the heart of the National Orchestra of Lille: conductor Jean Claude Casadesus. Witness an insider’s perspective as he leads rehearsals for performances of Gustav Mahler and Sergei Prokofiev.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Hollywood’s Best Film Directors: Andrew Davis

“Hollywood’s Best Film Directors” goes behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. This episode features director Andrew Davis.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Photographer: Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna creates monumental black and white photos of some of the most beautiful places on Earth. In this episode, we accompany him as he prepares for early morning shoots in remote locations and learn why he returns to nature for inspiration.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Hollywood on Trial

Nominated for Best Documentary, this film chronicles the search for Communists in Hollywood by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Using archival footage and narration by John Huston, it focuses on the Hollywood Ten, who refused to comply.

[Streams until March 11]

Isolation to Creation: Afrik, Ballet, Ballroom, Broadway, Club, House and Vogue

The third entry into the four-part documentary series “Isolation to Creation,” this episode features artists Ephrat Asherie Dance, Les Ballet Afrik, Omari Wiles, and Seven Deadly Sins artists Joshua Bergasse, Marc Happel and Sara Mearns.

[Streams forever]

Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw: Keb’ Mo’ and Jim Photoglo

Five-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ (“Old Me Better,” “Just Like You”) joins Jim Photoglo, hitmaker to the stars (Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Dusty Springfield, Alabama), for a night of songs and stories on “Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw.” Essex County is a special guest.

[Streams until Feb. 10, 2026]

Only When I Dance

Two teenagers, Irlan and Isabela, pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers as a way to escape the poverty and violence of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, where they were born.

[Streams until March 14]

Yarn

Meet the artists who are bringing yarn out of the house and into the street. This documentary profiles circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition.

[Streams until March 16]

Advanced Style

A love letter to the aging fashionistas who keep New York fabulous, this documentary follows street photographer Ari Seth Cohen as he captures their boundless creativity. We experience their zest for life and deep wisdom as they tell their stories.

[Streams until March 17]

Movement: The Awakening of a Site

This charming dance film shows dancers moving around a park while a stage is being constructed. As they interact with the everyday environment, now made abstract, we see their unique personalities and sense of play.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Hollywood’s Best Film Directors: William Friedkin

“Hollywood’s Best Film Directors” goes behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. This episode features director William Friedkin.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

Photographer: Anne Geddes

Though Anne Geddes is a household name for her stylized images of infants, she was surprised by success when she took holiday photos of her daughters one year. She describes why babies fascinate her and how she keeps them happy during shoots.

[Streams until Jan. 31, 2024]

The Ice King

John Curry was complex — a difficult perfectionist, an athlete navigating queerness and a deeply creative artist. This aesthetic documentary tells the story his life through archival footage and captures the social history of his time.

[Streams until March 18]

Isolation to Creation: Showtime

After two weeks inside Works & Process bubble residencies, projects culminate in live performances at Kaatsbaan Festival and filmed video captures at Lincoln Center in the fourth and final installment of the “Isolation to Creation” docu-series.

[Streams forever]

Songwriters Under the Covers with Vitoria Shaw: Garth Brooks and Tommy Shaw

Seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and the number-one-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks (“The River,” “The Dance”), joins Styx front-man Tommy Shaw (“Renegade,” “High Enough”) for a night of songs and stories on “Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw.” Ruby Amanfu is a special guest.

[Streams until Feb. 17, 2026]

Angry Inuk

Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril explores the negative effects of seal hunting bans on tribes in Arctic Canada by showing its role in food, fashion and the economy. This artfully produced film invites rethinking around a controversial topic.

[Streams until March 21]

Flowstate /North Brooklyn Artists: Fred Tomaselli

In the new series “Flowstate /North Brooklyn Artists,” Sophia Kayafas and Ralf Jean-Pierre explore the artists and neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. The duo present a sincere, conversational look at the gritty inner-workings of what it means to be an artist in North Brooklyn during the summer of 2020. In the debut episode, it’s July 2020 during the first wave of the pandemic. Psychotropics and politics meet when host Sophia Kayafas visits Fred Tomaselli to talk about art and his ever-changing Williamsburg neighborhood.

[Streams forever]

The Barefoot Artist

This documentary chronicles the long and colorful life of Lily Yeh, an artist who creates community-based art projects in some of the world’s most troubled areas. As she works with others, she also begins to heal her own fractured family.

[Streams until March 24]

The Fitting Room

Jessica Noita uses popping and locking technique to explore the high-stakes act of presenting ourselves to others. In the end, she liberates herself by returning to the joy of movement, which could be read as a metaphor for dance as an art form.

[Streams until March 25]

Flowstate /North Brooklyn Artists: Fara’h Salehi

Ralf Jean-Pierre visits metalwork artist Fara’h Salehi in Williamsburg, where she has managed to hold onto her welding shop despite the changes brought on by real estate development in the area.

[Streams forever]

The Miracle of the Little Prince

A poetic documentary about the passionate translators of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince” in Tibet, North Africa, Finland and Gautemala, and how they use the beloved book to prevent their native languages from disappearing forever.

[Debuts Feb. 26. Streams until March 28]

Top Image: "Isolation to Creation," featuring Yuki Sukezane. Produced by Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Photo: Dancing Camera.