Experimental

Jeff Zorrilla – The Impossible Flowers (2019)

Largely a personal document of life over the course of a summer in Buenos Aires, “The Impossible Flowers” collides the voices of close friends, everyday imagery, and quotations taken from a range of diverse literary sources into a single, intimate stream of consciousness. Read More »

Various – Ten Years Thailand (2018)

10 Years Thailand is a collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future. The project is a continuation of 10 Years, a Hong Kong film produced in 2015 that posed the same question to five Hong Kong directors.

Featuring shorts by: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Read More »

Edgar Reitz & Ula Stöckl – Geschichten vom Kübelkind AKA Tales Of The Dumpster Kid (1971)

A woman screams, a newborn baby cries. A nurse leaves the hospital and dumps a bucketfull of slimy afterbirth into a bin.Moments later, Kubelkind (“Dumpster-kid”, an Austrian insult) emerges fully grown from the slime. “Frau Dr. Welfare”, a cold, upper middle-class do-gooder discovers Kubelkind in the dustbin and plans to “save” her. But such “polymorphous-perverse, infantile monsters” have no place in normal society…. Read More »

Isiah Medina – Log 0 (2019)

Clipping, noise, and other distortions are encounters with the threshold of photographic realism. the inner-workings of the systems we employ to generate adequate representations of the world become represented themselves in their failure – Isaac Goes Read More »

Sharon Lockhart – Goshogaoka (1997)

arsenal-berlin.de wrote:
Filmed in a middle school gymnasium in suburban Japan, GOSHOGAOKA takes as its ostensible subject the exercise routines and drills of a girls baskettball team. The film consists of six ten minutes takes, shot with a fixed camera at court level in which the various cadences of chanting voices and bodily movements digress into distinct studies. Taken together they construct a subtle and multi-layered social portrait, a portrait framed within a study of choreographed movement (the routines etc.) and therefore one in which documentary values soon become inseparable from aesthetic ones. Read More »

Hollis Frampton – Ingenivm Nobis Ipsa Pvella Fecit: Part I (1975)

A naked woman. Read More »

Kivu Ruhorahoza – Matière Grise AKA Grey Matter (2011)

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war. Potential funders for the film insist the themes are too bleak and pessimistic-they encourage Balthazar to make a “message” film that raises awareness about gender-based violence or HIV/AIDS instead. But he refuses to give up. Instead of telling his production team the news, Balthazar continues preparations for the film without financing or equipment. Read More »