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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…
Privilege
Yvonne Rainer's sixth feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender and…
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits and at times risking her life in the process she creates performances…
A Space Program - Artist Tom Sachs' Homemade Space Station
Internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods. A SPACE PROGRAM is both a piece of art in its…
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…
Discovering Godard
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
One of the founders of the Nouvelle Vague movement, Godard was seen as the most experimental director of the time. His films often expressed his own political ideologies and quite often caused much controversy. Never short for words, Godard once…
Film About A Woman Who...
Yvonne Rainer's landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliche and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.
The Scenic Route
An experimental drama that spins the tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama. Winner of the Sutherland Trophy at the British…
After Modernism - The Dilemma of Influence
The purposeful dismantling of the modernist myth has been the central issue of contemporary art making and art criticism. Since the 1960s, other disciplines, cultures, and artists previously excluded from modernism's privileged canons have become absorbed into an ever expanding…
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…
Do Donkeys Act? - The Mystery and Intrigue of the Donkey
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, DO DONKEYS ACT encourages us to respect a major language barrier we might not otherwise consider, the mystery and intrigue of donkey utterances. We are invited to "step into their shade and listen closely" as we…
Discovering Luis Buñuel
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Luis Bunuel, the father of cinematic Surrealism, made his film debut with 'Un Chien Andalou' in 1929 working closely with Salvador Dali. Considered one of the finest and controversial filmmakers with, 'L'Age d'Or' (1930), attacking the church and the middle…
Cameraperson - The Personal Journey of a Prolific Documentary Cinematographer
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Sundance selection CAMERAPERSON, a tapestry of footage captured over…
Enter the Void
Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar's a small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his…
The Cremaster Cycle - A Conversation with Matthew Barney
This documentary provides insight into Matthew Barney's work and his mythic Cremaster Cycle. The artist guides the camera through this remarkable creation at the Guggenheim Museum while being questioned by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic of the New York Times,…
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…
FuckkkYouuu
An experimental short featuring sound design by hip hop pioneer Flying Lotus. With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her…
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him and his long lost son returns…
Antichrist
A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse... Official Selection Winner Best Actress…
Journeys From Berlin/1971
To explore the ramifications of terrorism, Rainer employs an extended therapy session--in which an American woman speaks to a series of psychiatrists--to evoke the daily experiences of power and repression. Winner of the Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award at the…