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  1. YOLO

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    (6:25, S16mm, 2015) Filmed in the remains of Soweto's historic Sans Souci Cinema (1948-1998), YOLO is a makeshift structuralist mash-up created in collaboration with the Eat My Dust youth collective…

  2. GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS

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    (29:00, S16MM, 2014) Film by Ben Russell Sound / Image / Edit by Ben Russell Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid…

  3. ATLANTIS

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    (23:33, S16mm on video, 2014) "We Utopians are happy / This will last forever" Loosely framed by Plato's invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-re-resurrection…

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    • LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET

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      (20:00, S16mm on video, 2013) "We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?" - Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot" "John Frum prophesied the…

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      • Let Each One Go Where He May

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        (135:00, 16mm, color, sound, 2009) Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in Toronto, the…

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        • A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS (TRAILER)

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          A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island;…

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          • AUSTERITY MEASURES

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            by Guillaume Cailleau and Ben Russell (8:00, 16mm, silent, 2011) A color-separation portrait of the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens, Greece, made during the Anti-Austerity protests in late 2011.…

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            • TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS)

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              (10:00, S16mm, 5.1, 2010) "TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS) charts, through an intimate long-take, a young woman's LSD trip in the Badlands National Park before descending into a psychedelic, formal…

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              • PONCE DE LEÓN

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                (co-directed with Jim Drain, 26:00, HD, 5.1 sound, 2012) “I could do wonders if I didn't have a body. But the body grabs me, it slows me, it enslaves me.” - Ponce de Léon Our…

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                • BEAST

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                  BEAST, described in numerous circles as a “three-piece percussive drone/noise force, complete with two drummers and skull-based strobe-electronics” is comprised of three 6’ 2”+…

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                  • RIVER RITES

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                    (11:30, S16mm, 2011) “Animists are people who recognise that the world is full of persons, some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in relationship with others.” –…

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                    • ROCK ME AMADEUS BY FALCO VIA KARDINAL BY OTTO MUEHL (English Version)

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                      (3:30, video, color, sound, 2009) A closely hewn remake of the first half of Viennese Actionist (and convicted sex offender) Otto Muehl's 1967 film Kardinal with the following minor substitutions:…

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