Category: Experimental

December 26, 2020 / Experimental

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.

November 24, 2020 / Documentary

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.

November 21, 2020 / Experimental

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).

November 21, 2020 / Experimental
November 21, 2020 / Experimental
November 20, 2020 / Experimental

“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.

November 20, 2020 / Documentary

This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists’ cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists’ community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.

November 20, 2020 / Arthouse

During the First World War, a Canadian soldier, devastated by the recent death of his fiancee, arrives at the frozen Russian city of Archangel. While billeted with a local family, he is astonished to discover a woman that may or may not be the lover he thought lost. Unfortunately, she is suffering from amnesia and remembers nothing of their former passion. A rival suitor, claiming to be her husband and who may also be suffering from amnesia, is equally unsuccessful at winning her affection. The melancholy story plays itself out against the madness of the Great War.