Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.
Experimental ballet film with choreography by Eske Holm. Lighting and trick shots emphasize and expand body movements.
Bressane created an imaginary encounter between three 20th-century geniuses, in which he portrayed the composer Lamartine Babo (a role by Caetano Veloso), the revolutionary author Oswald De Andrade and subversive reporter Joao Do Rio. Imaginative film comprises a mixture of erudite and popular elements.
Debut feature film from one of the most widely recognized directors from China’s “New Generation” of filmmakers, Ju Anqi. Filmed in Spring 1999, a gonzo camera crew roams the streets of China’s capital, asking random passersby, “Is the wind strong in Beijing?” This ambiguous question provokes a startling variety of responses that expose social and cultural anxieties within contemporary China.
A combination of animated line drawings with live photography of a nude model. A play on the title (living lines, life model, procreation and hand life line).
A classic underground film made in 1968, it is divided into three parts, the Opium Dream, Shaman, & Heavenly Blue Mylar Pavilions. A unique film by the originator of mylar photography.
Stan Brakhage uses his wife’s childhood backyard and depictions of the sea to create a meditation on memory, life, and consciousness. This 1991 film is part of his “Vancouver Island Quartet.”
“If you study the chakras (the psychic centers in the body), you find that there are seven of them…They’re usually depicted as arranged along the spinal column and described starting from the bottom, going to the top. Each chakra has its own unique characteristics, and centuries of elaboration and analysis have accumulated around these characteristics. … In Chakra, I was able to transfer the traditional order of the chakras into a film, starting with the first (lower) chakra and working up to the seventh (top) chakra…” – J. Belson.