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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…
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…
Mecanix
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…
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 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" -
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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" -
6 videos
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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1970s
Clip #1: "DL2 (Disintegration Line #2)" - Clip #2: "Love It/Leave It" - Clip #3: "Transport" -
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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…
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…
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,…
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,…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1950s
Clip #1: "Four in the afternoon" - Clip #2: "Abstronic" - Clip #3: "Eaux d'artifice" - Clip #4: "Bells of Atlantis" - Clip #5: "Evolution" - Clip #6: "Gyromorphosis" - Clip #7: "Hurry, Hurry!" - Clip #8: "N.Y., N.Y." -
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Five Short Films by Jay Rosenblatt
A collection of five short award-winning films by Jay Rosenblatt. Clip #1: "The D Train" - Clip #2: "Afraid So" - Clip #3: "Prayer" - Clip #4: "Nine Lives (The Eternal Moment of Now)" - Clip #5: "Worm" -
5 videos
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…
5 videos
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1930s
Clip #1: "Mechanical Principles" - Clip #2: "A Bronx Morning" - Clip #3: "Lot in Sodom" - Clip #4: "Poem 8" - Clip #5: "An Optical Poem" - Clip #6: "Thimble Theatre" -
6 videos
Incarnation: Short Films Anthology
Conceived by the underground film society Cinema Abattoir, the Incarnation short films anthology is a gem of contemporary experimental and avant-garde cinema. Filmmakers from different countries and generations meets in this anthology dedicated to the lyrical side of cinema. A…
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
Illness Magnified
Illness Magnified is an experimental documentary about the experience, language, and spaces of illness from the perspective of both patients and physicians. It contrasts personal and institutional conceptions of illness and the body by exploring how they are visualized, documented,…