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Makers and Making

Makers and Making


Programme: Makers and Making
Dates: 15 Jun 2022–18 Sept 2022
Language: Multiple
Location: House 1, House 2

About the Programme

Featuring thought-provoking and sophisticated documentaries about visual art, design, architecture, film, performance, and more, 'Makers and Making' brings M+ Cinema audiences behind-the-scenes access to some of the most captivating creative minds of our time. Presenting both recently made and historic films, this programme provides an intimate look at the life and practice of artists and makers at various stages of their professional careers, revealing the distinctive personalities behind their work and the larger context in which they thrive. 'Makers and Making' traces formative moments, artistic influences, career-sustaining relationships, and obstacles to the success of the makers featured and showcases the transformative power of art and creativity across eras.

About the 2022 Summer Edition

In this 2022 Summer Edition, M+ Cinema presents three documentary films about a legendary photographer, a master architect, and a controversial film critic. The Past is Always New, the Future is Always Nostalgic is a biographical sketch of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama—known as ‘the king of the street snapshot’—and a dramatic story about the ‘resurrection’ of his debut photo book, Japan, a Photo Theater, published in 1968. Aalto: Architect of Emotions adopts an intimate approach to examining the life of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto while acknowledging the vital contribution of his first wife, Aino Aalto, to his career. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael is a captivating portrait of celebrity critic, Pauline Kael who ruled as a film oracle from the pages of the New Yorker for over two decades.