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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…
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…
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"…
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 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
Films by Janis Crystal Lipzin (2003 - 2014)
Films produced by Janis Crystal Lipzin from 2003 to 2014. Clip #1: "Threnody" - Clip #2: "Luminous Greenhouse" - Clip #3: "De Luce 1: Vegetare" - Clip #4: "De Luce 2: Architectura" - Clip #5: "Micro-Celluloid Incidents in Four Santas"…
6 videos
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.
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
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…
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 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" -
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City Symphony Volume 1
Includes two films: Continuum and Deconstruction Sight . "This is history without narrative, an abstract summation of what happens when human beings move stuff around and make something of it, grow tired of what they've made and demolish it using…
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
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…
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
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…
Films by Janis Crystal Lipzin (1983 - 2001)
Films produced by Janis Crystal Lipzin from 1983 to 2001. Clip #1: "The Bladderwort Document" - Clip #2: "Government Property - documentation of a 3-projector film performance" - Clip #3: "Trepanations" - Clip #4: "Right Eye / Left Eye" -…
6 videos
Sermons and Sacred Pictures - Reverend L.O. Taylor, Baptist Minister
SERMONS AND SACRED PICTURES profiles Reverend L.O. Taylor, a Memphis-based Baptist minister who in the 1930s and 40s built a fiery reputation by lacing his sermons with parables, fables and dramatic visual descriptions. Taylor was also an inspired photographer and…
Guy Sherwin's Short Films Part 1
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…
8 videos