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End of the Art World
With Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Michael Snow. "With ferocious wit, Ms. Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in End of the Art World. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images of the…
Unbound - Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley
UNBOUND transforms and explodes the idea of documentary and biography. The result is an inversion of narrative, re-siting Romanticism through an infinitely caressing yet ruptured and painterly lens. In Rome for a year at the American Academy, Child created imaginary…
Investigation of a Flame- The Activism of the Catonsville Nine
On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters, including a nurse, an artist and three priests, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. "Investigation of a Flame"…
Abigail Child's Foreign Films
A series of films exploring relations of text and found image: how text turns the image, spins it, to acknowledge the alphabet as power, accompaniment and meaning. Originating from Child's explorations as a published poet and her friendships in the…
4 videos
Your Day is My Night
Immigrant residents of a "shift-bed" apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the…
The Last Happy Day - An Essay on the Destructive Power of War
A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society. The Last Happy Day is an experimental documentary portrait of Sandor (Alexander) Lenard, a Hungarian medical doctor and a distant cousin of filmmaker Lynne Sachs. In 1938 Lenard, a…
Women Behind the Camera
This made-by-women-for-women documentary, based upon Krasilovsky's book of the same name, connects globally, exploring the lives of camerawomen in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, India, Iran, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, and other countries in a way never seen before.
Films by Constance Beeson - Volume 2
Collection of works by Constance Beeson. Clip #1: "Grow Old Alone With Me" - Clip #2: "Firefly" - Clip #3: "Holding" - Clip #4: "Lotus" - Clip #5: "The Now" -
5 videos
Beale Street
From the early days of black & white reel-to-reel video...Beale Street is where W.C.Handy wrote the blues, where Boss Crump abused his power, and where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. Beale Street has been…
Films by Walter Ungerer
Films produced by Walter Ungerer Clip #1: "A Warm Day Comes After A Cold Winter" - Clip #2: "Anna's Amazing Moving Animals" - Clip #3: "The Bird Feeders" - Clip #4: "Blue Parrot" - Clip #5: "City Of The Angels"…
9 videos
States of UnBelonging - An Israeli Woman Explores Violence in the Middle East
Portrait of Israeli woman filmmaker explores violence in the Middle East The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed on a kibbutz near…
Optical Sound Films Part 1
Optical Sound Films collects the ongoing work and research of Guy Sherwin, one of the pre-eminent British film artists of the last 40 years in a unique artist's films. Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the…
6 videos
Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with…
Films by Lynne Sachs (1986 -2001)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries. Clip #1: "Still Life With Woman and Four Objects" - Clip #2: "Drawn and Quartered" - Clip #3: "Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning" -…
7 videos
Films by Lynne Sachs (2010 - 2015)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries. Clip #1: "Wind in Our Hair" - Clip #2: "The Task of the Translator" - Clip #3: "Sound of a Shadow" - Clip #4: "Same Stream…
6 videos
Films by Constance Beeson - Volume 1
Collection of works by Constance Beeson. Clip #1: "Women" - Clip #2: "Freedom on the Inside" - Clip #3: "The Letter" - Clip #4: "Circle the Earth" -
4 videos
Exile
Exile portrays the filmmaker's own compelling journey behind the Iron Curtain to retrace her origins. Beautiful scenery and often haunting music accompanied her sojourn from Czechoslovakia into Prague and Austria where the film captures what it meant to be Jewish…
Messages
Messages collects the personal and lyrical films of Guy Sherwin, one of the pre-eminent British film artists of the past forty years. This playlist features one of Sherwin's major film works 'Messages' (1981-4) a meditation on childhood and language inspired…
5 videos
Guy Sherwin's Short Films Part 2
Guy Sherwin's acclaimed Short Film Series is a unique collection of interconnected 16mm 3 minute films started in 1975. The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll…
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Films by Alice Anne Parker
Collected works of Alice Anne Parker. Clip #1: "I Change I Am the Same" - Clip #2: "Riverbody" - Clip #3: "Near the Big Chakra" - Clip #4: "Introduction to Humanities" - Clip #5: "Animals Running" - Clip #6: "The…
7 videos