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Women Behind the Camera
This made-by-women-for-women documentary, based upon Krasilovsky's book of the same name, connects globally, exploring the lives of camerawomen for all over the world in a way never seen before. Featuring interviews with Agnes Varda, Sandi Sissel, Ellen Kuras and many…
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…
Unbound - Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley
UNBOUND transforms and explodes the idea of documentary and biography. The result is an inversion of narrative, re-siting Romanticism through an infinitely caressing yet ruptured and painterly lens. In Rome for a year at the American Academy, Child created imaginary…
Which Way Is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with…
All The Days Of The Year
A daily record of one year at Mount Battie, Maine. It is a record of the seasons, the changing light from dawn to evening, sunrise and sunset; the changing weather from bright sun to overcast skies, fog, rain and snow;…
Your Day is My Night
Immigrant residents of a "shift-bed" apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the…
Beale Street
From the early days of black & white reel-to-reel video...Beale Street is where W.C.Handy wrote the blues, where Boss Crump abused his power, and where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. Beale Street has been…
Films by Constance Beeson - Volume 2
Collection of works by Constance Beeson. Clip #1: "Grow Old Alone With Me" - Clip #2: "Firefly" - Clip #3: "Holding" - Clip #4: "Lotus" - Clip #5: "The Now" -
5 videos
Optical Sound Films Part 1
Part of the Series: Optical Sound Films 1971-2007
Optical Sound Films collects the ongoing work and research of Guy Sherwin, one of the pre-eminent British film artists of the last 40 years in a unique artist's films. Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the…
6 videos
The House Without Steps
A sensuous woman, an angry artist, a mysterious puppet maker, suspicious townspeople, mischievous kids; these are the characters in THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS. The setting is contemporary Vermont, but it is Walter Ungerer's Vermont; the landscape, though beautiful and tranquil,…
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
The Animal
An existential mystery. A woman waits for a man at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter. Snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Later two strange children appear…
Films by Constance Beeson - Volume 1
Collection of works by Constance Beeson. Clip #1: "Women" - Clip #2: "Freedom on the Inside" - Clip #3: "The Letter" - Clip #4: "Circle the Earth" -
4 videos
Exile
Exile portrays the filmmaker's own compelling journey behind the Iron Curtain to retrace her origins. Beautiful scenery and often haunting music accompanied her sojourn from Czechoslovakia into Prague and Austria where the film captures what it meant to be Jewish…
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…
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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
Investigation of a Flame- The Activism of the Catonsville Nine
On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters, including a nurse, an artist and three priests, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. "Investigation of a Flame"…
The Last Happy Day - An Essay on the Destructive Power of War
A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society. The Last Happy Day is an experimental documentary portrait of Sandor (Alexander) Lenard, a Hungarian medical doctor and a distant cousin of filmmaker Lynne Sachs. In 1938 Lenard, a…
City Symphony Volume 1
Includes two films: Continuum and Deconstruction Sight . "This is history without narrative, an abstract summation of what happens when human beings move stuff around and make something of it, grow tired of what they've made and demolish it using…
Films by Lynne Sachs (2010 - 2015)
A collection of films by Lynne Sachs ranging from short films to experimental documentaries. Clip #1: "Wind in Our Hair" - Clip #2: "The Task of the Translator" - Clip #3: "Sound of a Shadow" - Clip #4: "Same Stream…
6 videos