from Michael Blackwood Productions
A proper introduction to the Japanese artform of Butoh, this museum-appropriate documentary offers a history and showcase of the eclectic modern dance style.
from Journeyman Pictures
Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist known for creating massive walking beasts out of plastic PVC pipe. Get to know the artist, his inspirations and his goals.
A look at the work, influence, life and the mysterious death of legendary experimental filmmaker Paul Sharits via archival footage and rare interviews.
from Special Affects Films
Set to the rhythm of the 1992-93 school-year calendar, L FOR LEISURE is an experimental comedy following awkward grad students on vacations all around the world
Frederic Moffet's work is quite diverse, but Hard Fat and An Objective Measure of Arousal stand out as brilliant pieces of erotic experimental documentary.
from Documentary Educational Resource
Nearly half a century in the work of Abstract Expressionist sculptor Peter Voulkos is on brief display in this trio of fascinating short observational films.
from Strand Releasing
An over-the-top biopic for Greenaway fans in particular, this artistically constructed look at Eisenstein in Mexico is also a neat movie for film history buffs.
Defacing property or street art? This film give viewers an international perspective on graffiti.
from LUX Moving Image
A hybrid film; part documentary, part dramatic film. The transforming nature of the world as seen my chain stores, malls, and corporations.
from Entertainment One
A glamorous and intimate behind-the-runway portrait of fashion icon Valentino and his longtime partner, Giancarlo Giammetti.
from Dayna Hanson
Art imitates art in award-winning choreographer Dayna Hanson’s first feature, which fictionalizes the back-story of Hanson’s stage production, Gloria’s Cause.
from Oscilloscope Laboratories
Colombia’s first-ever Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee is a stunning and psychedelic 40-year journey through colonialism and the jungles of the Amazon.
from David Hartstein
In Alabama, at the Rural Studio, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities & structures that aim to improve the quality of life
from Denzil Monk
A strange and fascinating tale of one man's quest to find a home, shot on 16 mm and processed using instant coffee. A must for cinephiles.
from Checkerboard Film Foundation
Commissioned for his 1987 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, this short doc explores the life and work of Roy Lichtenstein in the artist's own words.
from Autour de Minuit
A visually striking, meditative look at the fate of humanity through a series of lush images and montage.
from Gravitas Ventures
Cleveland artist Derek Hess is given a full profile in this documentary exploring his life, his work and his influence.
from Georgina Barreiro
A meditative documentary portrait of a young man in a remote rainforest seeking guidance from a master healer. For patient, open-minded lovers of slow cinema.
from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
The viewer, as if spying through the keyhole, witnesses a personal show in which art is the object of desire.
from The Orchard
Flamboyant art world pioneer & gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum, has made it her life's crusade to empower female artists and artists of color in a tough industry.
This hauntingly beautiful documentary follows three families living in San Marcos, a Mexican ghost town partially submerged by water in Northwestern Mexico.
from Cult Epics
One of the weirdest films you’ll ever see, the epitome of the 1960s acid-trip era, it’s one pent-up woman’s surreal journey into sex, violence and art.
The Legend of Cool Disco Dan tracks the origins of an east-coast graffiti icon, paralleled with the history of Washington D.C. from the 1960's to present day.
Join Roger Corman, Christopher Lee and Guillermo del Toro as they relay five of Edgar Allan Poe's most haunting prose set to a marvelous variety of animation.
from Hal Hartley
A non-figurative meditation on the theme of love. An original commission for the Foundation Cartier by indie auteur Hal Hartley.
from Re:Voir Video
A poetic immersion into over 30 years of memory-images from one of avant garde cinema’s most important figures, Jonas Mekas.
from Handle Productions
A sublime documentary, that like Jansson’s writing is elegantly delicate and practical, and contains a richness of thought and feeling that is delightful.
from Office national du film
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from National Film Board of Canada
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Two students and a teacher engage in a martial arts battle over the correct solution to a mathematical problem in this early film by a US Indie stalwart.
S&M enthusiasts, gun-loving opera singers, and exotic game hunters are just a few of the eccentric and disturbing characters met in this oddly engrossing film.
Bruce Weber has created an interesting cultural time-capsule in this photographic montage honoring all that he found personally influential in mastering his art
from Station to Station
Director Doug Aitken aims capture a sense of modern America via a cross-country rail tour, from Atlantic to Pacific with prominent artists and musicians.
from Revelation Film Festival
Taken from real-life cockpit recordings, these staged re-creations take us inside the terrifying last moments before a plane crash. Don't watch before you fly!
from Arthaus Musik GmbH
A comprehensive documentary about Warhol, made just after his death in 1987, filled with delightful archival footage & insightful interviews w/ collaborators.
from LARDUX FILMS
Sex is beauty, Sex is fun, Sex is love... But what is pornography? This short film playfully explores the relationship between porn, sex and our society.
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