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Films by Walter Ungerer
Films produced by Walter Ungerer
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 home movies of scenes from the life of Mary and…
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 by the work of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and Sherwin's…
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 and survive during those dark Hitler years. - Josh Baran
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 United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical movement pieces.…
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 writer with a Jewish background, fled the Nazis to a…
All The Days Of The Year
A daily record of one year at Mount Battie, Maine. It is a record of the seasons, the changing light from dawn to evening, sunrise and sunset; the changing weather from bright sun to overcast skies, fog, rain and snow; and the changing visitors that come by foot, bicycle, motorcycle,…
The Animal
An existential mystery. A woman waits for a man at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter. Snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Later two strange children appear at the window, and an old woman summons them away.…
6 X 6
The film is an improvised story about a young man who meets a young woman in a public place. He attempts to establish a friendship. This situation is played out three times, each time with different characters and different actors in different locations. What occurs unfolds differently with each story.…
The House Without Steps
A sensuous woman, an angry artist, a mysterious puppet maker, suspicious townspeople, mischievous kids; these are the characters in THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS. The setting is contemporary Vermont, but it is Walter Ungerer's Vermont; the landscape, though beautiful and tranquil, is charged with an ominousness familiar to Ungerer films. Everything…
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 1960s before becoming closely associated with the British avant garde…
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 of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and…