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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…
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye - 6 Short Films by a Groundbreaking Female Filmmaker
Vilified by conservatives in Congress, defended by major newspapers, and celebrated by audiences and festivals around the world as one of the most provocative, humorous and important filmmakers of our time, Cheryl Dunye practically invented a new form of cinema…
White Spirit - Du blanc a l'ame
Avoiding uncomfortable pauses in a conversation is an art. Creating such moments in a conversation is a job, more precisely, this is White's job. In this whimsical musical short, dance along with White, a man who interferes in conversations at…
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…
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…
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
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,…
Paradise
An Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival , PARADISE is the story of people heading for a better place on either side of the ocean. Although at times their paths do cross, they never…
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
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 2: The Devil's Plaything - American Surrealism
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Edwin S. Porter and other early filmmakers used bizarre sets, fantastic costumes, and magic lantern tricks to illuminate their fantasy films. American parody…
13 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
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…
Unseen Cinema 5: Picturing a Metropolis - New York City Unveiled
PICTURING A METROPOLIS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been infatuated with capturing on film dynamic images of New York City. Avant-garde experiments pop up…
13 videos
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…
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…
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt…
21 videos
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…
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms - Music and Abstractions
Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics…
18 videos
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…