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Eraserhead
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
In David Lynch's "dream of dark and troubling things," Henry is left alone in his apartment to care for his deformed baby and has a series of strange encounters with the beautiful girl across the hall and the woman living…
Intolerance
D.W. Griffith's epic intercuts between four separate stories about man's inhumanity to man. In Babylon, pacifist Prince Belshazzar is brought down by warring religious factions. In Judea, the last days of Christ (Howard Gaye) are depicted in the style of…
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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. A couple enacts a break-up…
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" -
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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
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
End of the Art World
With Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Michael Snow. "With ferocious wit, Ms. Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in End of the Art World. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images 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" -
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Films by Lynne Sachs (1986 -2001)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries. Clip #1: "Still Life With Woman and Four Objects" - Clip #2: "Drawn and Quartered" - Clip #3: "Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning" -…
7 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…
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 6: The Amateur as Auteur - Discovering Paradise in Pictures
AMATEUR AS AUTEUR is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. These home-made films incorporate avant-garde strategies and techniques to reveal a true sense of cinematic intimacy. Glimpses of life caught unawares are found…
9 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…
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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Period Piece
Period Piece is a documentary about menarche -- a girl's first menstrual period -- which is a fundamental experience in every woman's life, yet one that is rarely celebrated. Women of different ages (8-84) and multi-cultural backgrounds tell their menarchal…
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
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" -
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Films by Walter Ungerer
Films produced by Walter Ungerer Clip #1: "A Warm Day Comes After A Cold Winter" - Clip #2: "Anna's Amazing Moving Animals" - Clip #3: "The Bird Feeders" - Clip #4: "Blue Parrot" - Clip #5: "City Of The Angels"…
9 videos