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Part of the Series: The Janus 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…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1940s
This breathtaking collection includes 6 groundbreaking experimental works made between 1940 and 1949, restored to pristine high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers of the 20th century. To watch these films is to see the world anew through cinematic…
6 videos
Unseen Cinema 4: Inverted Narratives - New Directions in Storytelling
INVERTED NARRATIVES is part of the retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. In this collection, early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theaters. Experimental…
12 videos
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
Ten Meter Tower (Hopptornet) - An Entertaining Human Experiment on Fear & Humiliation
A 10-meter diving tower. 67 members of the public who have never been up there choose whether to jump off or climb back down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out…
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…
Unseen Cinema 1: The Mechanized Eye - Experiments in Technique and Form
THE MECHANIZED EYE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. 17 films by featured directors: Frederick Armitage, Artkino, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, Paul Burnford, Russell Collins, Emlen Etting, Walker Evans, Jerome Hill, Elia Kazan,…
13 videos
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…
3 Short Films by Marlon T. Riggs
A compilation of 3 works by pioneering filmmaker Marlon Riggs addressing issues of black gay male identity and confronting HIV/AIDS. Marlon Riggs died with HIV/AIDS in 1994 and was dedicated to confronting the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in African…
3 videos
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,…
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…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1960s
Clip #1: "9 Variations on a Dance Theme" - Clip #2: "Castro Street" - Clip #3: "Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter" - Clip #4: "Excerpt from Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches" - Clip #5: "Our Lady…
5 videos
Call of Cuteness
All that is outsourced and kept out of sight, gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground the cat's body is devoured. Objects are fetishized & subjects made into things. They are the natural resources of…
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…
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…
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
I Was a Winner - Jag var en vinnare
Three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction are told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation in this acclaimed Swedish short film. The interviewees paint a picture of an existence characterized by isolation and flight…
Hi, Neighbor - Memories of Loss and Displacement
This experimental short film is about a little girl who lost her home to urban renewal, and asks her wealthy neighbor, "why?" The film is a prequel to Andrade-Watkins' documentary trilogy about the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point. "Hi,…
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
Emergency Calls - A Terrifying Experimental Short Film
Based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic, this experimental short film reminds us that being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness, all we can do is rely…