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STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED is a forty-five minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of graffiti-covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines…
Con Artist
A stylishly dark docu-comedy excavating America's craving for fame and fortune via one of its most outrageous addicts. Once a legitimate art star in the 1980s New York scene, millionaire "business artist" Mark Kostabi hires others to conceive and create paintings which he openly signs and sells as his own.…
Screening Room with Peter Hutton
Part of the Series: Screening Room Series
Drawing on traditions of 19th-century landscape painting and still photography, Hutton's contemplative, meticulously composed films unfold as a series of tableaux separated by black leader. His work, primarily minimalist, silent portraits of cities and landscapes, has been shown at important festivals and in major museums across Europe and the United…
Bill Fontana & Tim Coldwell (Circus Oz)
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Bill Fontana Born in the USA in 1947, Bill Fontana is an American composer and artist who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound. Since the early 70s, Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural…
Homo Sapiens
This New York Times Critics' Pick is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario. HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain…
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…
Momoyo Torimitsu, Angelica Mesiti & Serge Spitzer
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Momoyo Torimitsu Based in New York since 1996, Momoyo Torimitsu playfully critiques contemporary Japanese culture through works in sculpture, installation and video. She has performed and exhibited widely, including performances on Wall Street in New York and exhibitions in ISEA 2008, National Museum of Singapore, Momenta Art, New York, Museum…
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…
Listen to the City
I see a new world. Do you see it? If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. "Made during the re-election year of Ronald Reagan, the election year…
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits--and at times risking her life in the process--she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and…
Miranda July: An Interview
Miranda July (b.1974) makes performances, movies, and recordings--often in combination. Her videos (The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day) present complicated parallel narratives with characters who experience loneliness, exploitation, unexpected phobias, and often inexplicable relationships. July has also recorded several performance albums released by Kill Rock Stars and…
Brakhage - Life and Work of an American Experimental Filmmaker
A film about the life and work of avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage. "Brakhage. A magnificent documentary homage to experimental film master Stan Brakhage that manages to make sense of the Colorado-based filmmaker'a elusive methodology." - The Boston Phoenix I think it will go down in the books as one of…