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Films by Walter Ungerer
Films produced by Walter Ungerer
Let Them Eat Cake
Six years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, this is a poetic essay film on the full range from the pleasures and dangers of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger. Let Them Eat Cake is not your typical documentary. It is a poetic essay that takes you…
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 Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
Max Milligan - Play B.B. King
Part of the Series: Max Milligan Play Collection
The PLAY series... entertaining instructional programs illustrating both scale & chord voicings made recognizable by some of the world's greatest guitarists such as Hendrix and Clapton. This release focuses on the blues legend, B.B. KING. B.B. KING, multi-Grammy Award winner and inductee to both the Blues AND Rock & Roll…
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 field. "We perceive that a set of concerns builds up,…
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 the West Bank. Director Lynne Sachs' journey to discover Revital…
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 filmmaker with a keen interest in preserving a visual and…