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La Jetée
Part of the Series: The Criterion Golden Age of French Cinema Collection Vol. 2
Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker's…
In The Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group…
Flatland
In 1962 John Hubley came to Harvard University as the first teacher of animation in the new Visual Arts Center. It was his idea to make a film based on Edwin Abbott's famous novel about life in a two-dimensional world,…
Mecanix
Part of the Series: Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
In this fairytale with characters as scary as the worst nightmare, we enter an unknown world. Mecanix tells the story of another world, where the last human beings are forced to be the slave of strange creatures that rule the…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1940s
Clip #1: "Tarantella" - Clip #2: "The Pursuit of Happiness" - Clip #3: "1941" - Clip #4: "Meshes of the Afternoon" - Clip #5: "Meditation on Violence" - Clip #6: "In the Street" -
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The Marina Experiment - A Father's Voyeuristic Obsession with his Daughter
Marina's father communicated with her solely through cameras and audio recording devices, documenting the emotional violations she endured under his direction. After his death she cleared out storage and discovered over 10,000 photographs, super 8 films and reel-to-reel audiotape interrogations…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1920s
Clip #1: "Manhatta" - Clip #2: "Ballet Mechanique" - Clip #3: "Anemic cinema" - Clip #4: "The Life and Death of 9413-A Hollywood Extra" - Clip #5: "Skyscraper Symphony" -
5 videos
The Smell of Burning Ants
The Smell of Burning Ants is a haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can…
Mixed Messages - Gender Stereotyping in Popular Culture
An experimental video collage that incorporates found footage, performance, interviews with young girls, documentary, animation, images from advertising and television, and a dream narrative in a work that examines gender-stereotyping in popular culture, concluding with a post-modern version of the…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1970s
Clip #1: "DL2 (Disintegration Line #2)" - Clip #2: "Love It/Leave It" - Clip #3: "Transport" -
3 videos
Re-enchantment - The Hidden Meanings of Fairy Tales
Presented as an interactive multi-platform documentary project exploring why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain, fascinate and horrify contemporary adult audiences. Re-enchantment features a series of 10 x 3-minute animated documentaries (interstitials), which explore the themes at work in fairy…
Maya Deren, Volume One, Dances For The Camera
This is a compilation of some of Maya Deren's most important films: The Very Eye of Night, (1955) Ritual In Transfigured Time, (1946) Meditation On Violence (1948) Study For Choreography And Camera (1945). These films address dance as "...the stylization…
Infinite Animation by Adam K. Beckett
A series of films from filmmaker Adam K. Beckett. Clip #1: "Dear Janice" - Clip #2: "Sausage City" - Clip #3: "Life in the Atom" - Clip #4: "4 Fragments" - Clip #5: "Quacked Jokes/Early Animations" -
5 videos
The Darkness of Day
The Darkness of Day is a haunting meditation on suicide. It is comprised entirely of found 16mm footage that had been discarded. The sadness, the isolation, and the desire to escape are recorded on film in various contexts. Voice-over readings…
Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection
Curtis Harrington, widely regarded as one of the important avant-garde directors of the 1940s as well as an early influential figure in what would come to be known as "New Queer Cinema," was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He…
3 videos
A Space Exodus
A Space Exodus quirkily sets up an adapted stretch of Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey in a Middle Eastern political context. The recognisable music scores of the 1968 science fiction film are changed to arabesque chords matching the surreal visuals of…
Nation Estate
In Sansour's film, Palestinians have their state in the form of a single skyscraper: the Nation Estate. One colossal high-rise houses the entire Palestinian population - now finally living the high life. With a glossy mixture of computer generated imagery,…
Glass Lips
A kaleidoscope of surreal, provocative, and resonant imagery, in GLASS LIPS Majewski explores a hidden human frontier where memory, madness, and imagination meet. Composed of 33 short films entitled Blood of a Poet, the film opened the 2006 Lech Majewski…
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
Four Films by Robert Ascher
This collection contains four animated films by writer, educator and anthropologist, Robert Ascher. These films were created using a technique called "direct animation" -- drawing with pen and ink directly on 35mm film. Films in this compilation have been included…
4 videos