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Intolerance - Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
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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Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1920s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1920's 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
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 1960s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1960's 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"…
5 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 1940s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1940's 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 1930s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1930's 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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Unseen Cinema 2: The Devil's Plaything - American Surrealism
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
THE DEVIL'S PLAYTHING 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
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
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
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms - Music and Abstractions
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1950s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1950's 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!" -…
8 videos
Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection
Curtis Harrington, widely regarded as one of the important avant-garde directors of the 1940s as well as an early influential figure in what would come to be known as "New Queer Cinema," was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He…
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Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1970s
Part of the Series: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Avant-garde films from the 1970's Clip #1: "Love It/Leave It" - Clip #2: "DL2 (Disintegration Line #2)" - Clip #3: "Transport" -
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Unseen Cinema 1: The Mechanized Eye - Experiments in Technique and Form
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
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
It Takes From Within
Inspired by arthouse films of the 1960s, IT TAKES FROM WITHIN presents a menacing world of dread, isolation, and unease. An ominous, bleak atmosphere permeates a desolate town where an unnamed man and woman make preparations to attend a burial.…
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…
Stations of the Elevated
STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED is a forty-five minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of graffiti-covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape…
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 5: Picturing a Metropolis - New York City Unveiled
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
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…
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Unseen Cinema 4: Inverted Narratives - New Directions in Storytelling
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
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