In 1940, American painter Robert Motherwell moved to New York City, where he joined the New York School─an informal group of poets, painters, dancers, and musicians. While working with artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Motherwell helped develop a new style of painting called abstract expressionism. This fascinating documentary explores the history of this artistic movement and profiles one of its most prolific and influential pioneers. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.