It was a common habit in Soviet schools to draw the intimate organs on all portraits in textbooks. Read More »
In a ballroom dance, a shy young man tries to find a young girl to dance with … The clumsiness and ease of the dancers, the hesitations of the flirters, an atmosphere of celebration and derision, filmed with sensitivity, without comment or dialogue. Read More »
The Hills of Marlik (1963, 15 min.) beautifully and suggestively documents archaeological excavations.
Directed and narrated by Ebrahim Golestan. Read More »
Here is a nice little student film directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil). A future love story set amidst the decline of society and the rise of devastating mech wars. Stanley’s prototype for Hardware. The story and setting are consistent with Hardware for the first half, then diverge a bit more into the future wars behind the torrid love affairs and relationships of the story. Explains how Max’s (Moses’) robotic hand came to be. No killer robots, but there is a cameo of a Robotech action figure! Read More »
Here is a nice little Super-8 student film directed by and starring Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil). “Rites of Passage” feels like the result of what might happen if Derek Jarman attempted to adapt Kubrick’s 2001 into a short.
As a primordial man (Richard Stanley) wanders in the plains and forests of the Dark Continent, seemingly at the dawn of the human race, a narrator reminisces on past lives, all of which he remembers. These outspoken thoughts seem to be with the primordial man as he travels towards an unknown destination; the two co-exist simultaneously despite the gap of thousands of years. Their lives are intervowen – as they’ve always been… Read More »
Set on the planet Mars, The Sea of Perdition tells the story of a stranded astronaut (Maggie Moor), who discovers an ancient temple in the wilderness and whatever secrets it may hold.
The Sea of Perdition was shot in Iceland in mid-2006, as a part of Errant Films’ IBM Film project, which consisted of five separate short films, all based upon the composition “The Sky’s gone dim and the Sun’s gone black” by the Icelandic composer Johann Johansson. The featured music is from the fifth part of his album, IBM 1401 – A User’s Manual. Read More »
Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl) is the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write-and skateboard-in Kabul. Read More »