LATE NITE SAINTSMarch 27, 2020
Best friends Michael and Christian navigate through the pacific northwest searching for beauty and miracles in unexpected places.
Lonesome Desert CactusDecember 4, 2019
An isolated introverted man who lives an airstream talks to himself before going on a date with a pessimistic extraverted woman and has trouble communicating his thoughts. Meanwhile, he escapes to a fantasy where he has no problem connecting with her.
PANOЯAMENNovember 29, 2019
1829 the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt attempted a russian-siberian expedition. Humboldt travelled to obtain a clear view of nature, people and life in this immense country. 2019 naturalists and humanists attempted a transdisciplinary expedition on the trails of Humboldt. To capture the events various cameras were taken along. A non-chronological narration.
The Man in the TrunkNovember 29, 2019
On an otherwise quiet night there is a startling knock at the door. Andrew Tucker answers the door to find an old friend whom he hasn't seen in years. The disheveled and absent friend comes to him with one request: "I need you to come with me but, I can't tell you where we're going." Andrew takes a chance but learns that every answer brings more questions. Nothing good ever comes knocking after midnight and Andrew's nightmare asks how far you would go to help a friend.
The Plastic HouseOctober 24, 2019
A young woman constructs a solitary reality by imagining what life would be like after the passing of her parents. Absorbed in the slow process of working alone in the family’s greenhouse, she relives shadow memories of her Cambodian mother and father. The healing ritual of physical labour gradually reveals itself over time. As the plastic roof bears the weight of natural elements, the precarious weather threatens this new life alone.
VR or ( mirages of a family )June 8, 2019
The interface of contrary realities is torn. Passion and fear of unbelievable strength are connecting and scattering the siblings. What remains: the search for love - the getaway into another reality?
The Onion HouseJune 6, 2019
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Moonlight PeopleApril 14, 2019
Two young men and two girls on a moonlit night confess to each other in their strange fantasies and loves that go beyond the usual standards.. The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity. The film was made in the style of experimental films of the 1920s with a non-linear narration full of strange surrealistic images. He is black and white and devoid of dialogue. Filmed on film 16 mm of firm "Svema", released in the USSR. This added to his exoticism. The image was put to the music of Alexander Scriabin “The Poem of Ecstasy” (1907).
Velvet BuzzsawFebruary 1, 2019
Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.
Stranger in the DunesDecember 9, 2016
A troubled married couple and their long-lost friend become ensnared in a supernatural phenomena while vacationing at an isolated beach house.
Apple PieJuly 16, 2016
Shot on 16mm celluloid across parts of New Zealand and Samoa, interdisciplinary artist Sam Hamilton’s ten-part experimental magnum opus makes thought-provoking connections between life on Earth and the cosmos, and, ultimately, art and science. Structured around the ten most significant celestial bodies of the Milky Way, Apple Pie’s inquiry begins with the furthest point in our solar system, Pluto, as a lens back towards our home planet and the ‘mechanisms by which certain aspects of scientific knowledge are digested, appropriated and subsequently manifest within the general human complex’. Christopher Francis Schiel’s dry, functional narration brings a network of ideas about our existence into focus, while Hamilton’s visual tableaux, as an extension of his multifaceted practice, veer imaginatively between psychedelic imagery and performance art.
The Art of LoveMay 24, 2016
A young man's heart is crushed by the fact that his ex girlfriend tries to hurt him mentally. When his mind is far away, he does what his interior has long wanted but been afraid to do.
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970September 29, 2015
Commencing in 1920 with Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand's creative collaboration on Manhatta, successive generations of experimental filmmakers and artists have worked in collaboration or alone to create a cinema capable of expressing dynamic unspoken concepts in totally abstract visual terms. Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films® Collection in cooperation with Filmmakers Showcase are proud to present this premiere collection of 37 films created by some of the most acclaimed names of American Avant-garde experimental filmmaking.
#IntroductionsJune 3, 2015
Set entirely against a green screen, performance artist Shia LaBeouf recites dialogue submitted by the graduating class of Fine Art BA, with each monologue presented with intense dramatic range in a captivating episodic, artistic format.
Blah Airlines Flight 101April 10, 2015
A five hour and forty-five minute film set on board a BLAH Airlines flight - the boring, beige and dull antithesis of the innovative and stylish experience when flying Virgin America. The film, which will be screened on April 10 as part of the official DIFF Festival Line-Up, is a surrealistic and humorous work of cinema vérité that exposes the grim reality of commercial air travel - characterized by cramped seats, harsh lighting and a lack of entertainment and meal options.
The FallSeptember 6, 2013
A couple is on vacation with their car. They drive past green hills and small roads. Suddenly the man realises he lost his way. They drive into a forest. How thin is the layer veneer of civilisation?
The Dance of RealityMay 18, 2013
“Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there where he discovered the fundamentals of reality, as he underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family.