Some of our favorite movies in this collection look behind the camera – at the sometimes complicated, messy lives of the people that make the movies we love. Lovelace & Clouds of Sils Maria, for example, show actresses at opposite ends of an industry that captivates and captures them in equal measure.
Often, what we find interesting about the movies we enjoy is the insight they give us into the minds of their creators – but it is less often that the camera is turned on the filmmakers themselves. Altman, Woody Allen: A Documentary and Finding Vivian Maier all attempt to show the individual behind the camera, shedding new light both on the artist and their work.
The world we live in today is being more documented than ever before – but has that changed our behaviour? Do we now not simply live our lives, but also to some extent perform them? In National Gallery, we see the workings of a cultural institution caught on film, while Drone & Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case examine the effects of modern technology and surveillance in new and fascinating ways