from Checkerboard Film Foundation
A haunting and evocative film by the photographic master of mystic innuendo, Duane Michals.
These five unique, edgy dance shorts use choreography and body movement to tell universal stories; about friendship, about survival, about cities and love.
from Betsy Eby
Two artists travel across the US to discover the beauty and art of everyday life. When the unexpected happens, their journey suddenly has more critical meaning.
from Seventh Art Releasing
A compelling look at one family's turbulent story of art restitution that would change the modern definition of ownership in the post-war era.
from Gabriel Sunday
Iconic musician/artist Daniel Johnston stars in this psychedelic short film about an aging artist coming to terms with the dreams of yesteryear.
Combining trippy single-flame fractal equations with complimentary binaural music, this film is sure to put you to sleep. In a good way.
from Flicker Alley
See the original hand-painted color version of Georges Méliès' masterpiece A Trip to the Moon and a documentary chronicling the making of the short film.
from Silver Dory Productions
An this absolutely stunning infrared film that focuses on the interplay of mountain light, air and water as those elements are transformed across the seasons.
from Pentimenti Productions
This vibrant and lively documentary is a very fitting introduction to the vibrant and lively art of the Chicago Imagists. It's educational and fun!
The lesser-known Stan of American experimental cinema. VanDerBeek’s shorts are still quite essential, and not just because of his influence on Terry Gilliam and…
Back in the '80s Anders Thordal was a true pioneer within the graffiti culture in Copenhagen. In 1996 his life changed radically, as he was diagnosed with MS.
from Axolote Cine
A young Frenchman spends some quiet days alone in a Mexican fishing village in this experimental art film with striking images and poetic atmosphere.
from To whom it may concern.
Swedish synthpop sensations perform their hit album "Blue" in a setting musicOMH said "was armed with a riot of blazing ideas."
Follow along from sketch to installation as pop art master Roy Lichtenstein creates his famous sculpture, Tokyo Brushstrokes in this documentary.
from Hal Hartley
An abandoned young bride discovers her inner temptations during a descent into a mysterious forest.
from Gorilla Factory Productions
“Superb” (NY Times) “Captivating” (Time Out NY) “Sexy” (NY Post) documentary about a wonderful and charming gay icon who's been dynamic from the 70s till now.
from West Collection
A portrait of the artist; in this case the Brooklyn-based Brazilian transplant Vik Muniz. The film explores his ideas & philosophy on life and art.
Vincent Scully is likely the best-known living art historian in the United States today.
Until recently, he was still teaching at his alma mater, Yale University,…
from Marko Vuorinen
"Tamara W." is an honest, stripped-down look into the world of voguing, escort business, ecstasy addiction, sexual abuse, and being a transgender girl.
Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh,You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli…
from Invincible Entertainment
Modigliani is the story of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. Set in the early 1900s, the film portrays his rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with…
from MN FILMS
Tokaido is a series about a road in Japan, or rather two roads: an old one-- once Japan’s most important road-- and a new one, paved on top of it. Naturally the…
BLUE is an audiovisual series by Swedish audiovisual project iamamiwhoami aka artist Jonna Lee, music producer Claes Björklund and directors collective WAVE. It…
"kin" is an audiovisual series by Swedish audiovisual project iamamiwhoami aka artist Jonna Lee in collaboration with music producer Claes Björklund. it was released…
from First Run Features
Five Women. Five Artists. One City.
In this "lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination" (The New York Times), filmmaker Chiara Clemente…
from Factory 25
- The Los Angeles Times
"AUSTERE IN PURPOSE AND YET LUSH AND EXPANSIVE IN EXECUTION."
- Vanity Fair
"THIS FILM IS JUST ABOUT THE PUREST,…
-Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine, CRITICS PICK
"Engagingly voyeuristic. Consistently entertaining."
-Mike Hale, The New York Times
'I Am Secretly…
"Enigmatic and thoroughly original."
- New York Magazine
"Blurs the line between fantasy and reality."
- Time Out New York
"Intimate, unexpected, and very…
“A trippy indie odyssey."
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
HELLAWARE gently satirizes the world of high-brow art through the eyes of a wannabe photographer…
from Flow postproduction
In 2005, famous designer and architect Maarten van Severen dies. He left us with one of the most extraordinary collections of furniture and several exquisite architectural…
Using intimate live performances with fellow songwriters Sufjan Stevens and Denison Witmer as a pathway, All the Way from Michigan Not Mars is a meditative…
"Family Jams may not ever attain the stature of, say, a concert film like D. A. Pennebaker’s Don't Look Back. But it should, as a record of musicians in youthful…
“A tinkerer’s ode to a tinkerer, and a romantic’s tribute to a romantic, Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then radiates an oddball homemade charm.”
"Dreamy Postcards From Limbo."
– Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"A captivating excursion into surrealist Americana. Certain to leave audiences thinking,…
"One of the Great Discoveries of 2014." -Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"Plunges directly into the wildly unpredictable logic of childhood with this black-and-white gem."…
from David Cain
Oceans of Grace
Relaxing. Peaceful. Energizing. Timeless. Synergy. Music. Animation. Oceans of Grace helps you enter a state of zen flow through the multi-sensory…
from Peter Gerard
The first film to tell the true story of the origins of graffiti and hip-hop features exclusive interviews with New York's legendary spray-paint pioneers and today's…
from don hertzfeldt
Independent animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has seamlessly combined his three short films about a man named Bill ("Everything will be OK" (2006),…
from Republik Film Productions
At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. Seven years later she had 59 albums to her name with more…
In the mid-1960s, Paul Sharits developed an abstract cinema in radical opposition to the pictorial tradition. His works taken together propose a reflection on the…
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