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0300 - 0430
USA , 2012 , 10 min. Filmed over the course of several nights,
0300 – 0430
explores what it means to be awake during the true heart of the night....
A to A
Austria , 2011 , 5 min. The terror of the mundane, revealed via traffic islands. More than 100 rotunda islands in Lower Austria are shown in increasingly grotesque segments of only a few seconds....
The Art of Remembrance
USA , 2010 , 11 min. Mexican artist Daniel Valle prepares for Day of the Dead in New York. His attempts to keep his culture alive in a foreign land while remembering lost loved ones have given him a unique perspective....
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A documentary tribute to the director’s father, a once-famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who gave up his career to move to America for the betterment of his family....
Canada , 2012 , 72 min. Denis Côté looks at the fascinating interplay of human beings and exotic animals in this partially staged documentary, filmed at Quebec’s Parc Safari. He suggests a kind of loneliness we may not grasp—and that the creatures are curious about us, too....
Netherlands , 2012 , 8 min. The charming tale of a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and falls for the older “girl next door.”...
Bring with You a Heart
USA , 2012 , 7 min.
Bring with You a Heart
traces the director’s psychic journey through a desert wasteland of light, water, and consumption....
USA , 2012 , 70 min. A beautifully drawn portrait of empty landscapes in Orlando, Florida, serves as backdrop for a boy’s ruminations on history and family. Images rich in atmosphere contrast with his notions about how Orlando came to be and what his life is like....
Cornelius Kolig. Short Notes to Eternity or Don't Fuck with Paradise
Austria , 2011 , 15 min. A portrait of the artist Cornelius Kolig, his art, and his life, in poetic images, intoxicating sounds, and, parallel to the haunting visuals, the artist’s own voice....
Austria , 2012 , 22 min. The experimental forest: a place, a title, a statement of intent. Borders between nature and landscape, abstract and figurative, the processing of visual and tonal alphabets, produce a mesmerizing cinematic experience....
Ghosts of Yesterday
USA , 2012 , 5 min.
Ghosts of Yesterday
—a collage of rotoscoped home movies—is inspired by childhood memories of religion and altered consciousness....
Austria , 2011 , 10 min. A kind of white noise and digital rain weighs heavy. Wild proliferations of images appear scribbled or scratched; spots spread across them. The old way of seeing no longer applies....
Jackson / Marker 4am
Austria , 2012 , 3 min. On a street, an African-American dances to rap music. We see a veranda where a party seems to be going on. We move through a landscape that constantly abstracts reality into fiction....
USA , 2011 , 16 min. In this handmade film composed of more than 4,000 collages, actress Lillian Gish is appropriated from silent-era cinema and plunged into a new, haunting role.
evokes a disquieting dreamscape drawn from allegory, myth, and archetype....
USA , 2011 , 1 min. A brief meditation on time and space....
USA , 2011 , 3 min. A gathering storm of paint unleashes a storm of color in this experimental animation....
USA , 2012 , 2 min. A collaborative film, painting, and poetry project between Haley Larson and Timothy David Orme....
USA , 2006 , 10 min.
explores a woman’s fantastical journey through memories. Meticulous collages incorporate figures from Eadweard Muybridge’s Human and Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887. Music and sound by Bruce Odland....
Czech Republic , 2012 , 83 min. Veteran Czech documentarian Helena Treštíková, the master of a time-lapse filming method she calls “time collection,” charts 37 years in the lives of the working-class Kettner family....
Return to the World of Dance
USA , 2011 , 7 min. An instructional guide for those perplexed by the postmodern condition....
USA , 2012 , 7 min. Distinct locations express a dancer’s interior landscapes, revealing the secrets he tries so hard to protect....
A Shape of Error
USA , 2011 , 65 min. Abigail Child creates an experimental Super-8 montage dramatizing the life of author Mary Shelley. Layering it with excerpts from Shelley’s diaries and her husband’s poetry, Child poses the events of their lives against the dangerous ideas of their time....
Summer in Helsinki
Finland , 2011 , 8 min. A captivating portrait of the beaches, parks, and everyday life in one of the world’s finest cities....
USA , 1999 , 11 min. Unfolding like a dream,
explores our evolving relationship to the animal world. Music and sound by Bruce Odland....
Austria , 2011 , 5 min. Blinks of an eye give birth to episodes involving life and love. A smiling Buddha; a couple making love; a galloping udder, equipped with a drag parachute, vanishing into nothingness....
USA , 1990 , 24 min. The creation of myths of the Yekuanna Indians of the Orinoco region of Venezuela provide a transparent look at the poetic process by which human beings construct meaning from their experience. Narrated by Stan Brakhage. Music and sound by Bruce Odland....
Wolf Dog Tales
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A Native American fable is told using extraordinarily challenging animation techniques....
Workers Leaving the Factory (Again)
Austria , 2012 , 11 min. We see the backs of workers leaving a factory. We wonder: Is it nighttime? What work do they do? What do they earn? When will their jobs be moved overseas?...
Austria , 2012 , 6 min. Colorful, flashing screen signals sink back into black; horizontal and vertical lines become a series of flickering grids. A mix of brutality and tenderness—a bonfire of image and sound....
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