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Funeral Parade of Roses - Bara no sôretsu
Director Toshio Matsumoto's shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz…
Man With A Movie Camera - Musical Accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra
Part of the Series: Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera
Named the best documentary film of all time by Sight and Sound, it is presented here in its entirety for the first time since its original premiere. Discovered and restored at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam--with extensive digital treatment by…
Berlin, Symphony of a Great City
At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt) offers a kaleidoscopic…
Women Behind the Camera
This made-by-women-for-women documentary, based upon Krasilovsky's book of the same name, connects globally, exploring the lives of camerawomen for all over the world in a way never seen before. Featuring interviews with Agnes Varda, Sandi Sissel, Ellen Kuras and many…
Cuadecuc Vampir
A major figure of Spanish cinema, Pere Portabella's contributions have included a variety of roles (such as convincing Bunuel to return to Spain and shoot Viridiana, which he co-produced), but most importantly as the director of a number of films…
End of the Art World
With Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Michael Snow. "With ferocious wit, Ms. Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in End of the Art World. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images of the…
Maya Deren, Volume One, Dances For The Camera
This is a compilation of some of Maya Deren's most important films: The Very Eye of Night (1955), Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946), Meditation On Violence (1948), Study For Choreography And Camera (1945). These films address dance as "...the stylization…
Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection
Curtis Harrington, widely regarded as one of the important avant-garde directors of the 1940s as well as an early influential figure in what would come to be known as "New Queer Cinema," was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He…
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Films by Alice Anne Parker
Collected works of Alice Anne Parker. Clip #1: "I Change I Am the Same" - Clip #2: "Riverbody" - Clip #3: "Near the Big Chakra" - Clip #4: "Introduction to Humanities" - Clip #5: "Animals Running" - Clip #6: "The…
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Optical Sound Films 1971-2007
Optical Sound Films collects the ongoing work and research of Guy Sherwin, one of the pre-eminent British film artists of the last 40 years in a unique artist's films. Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the…
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Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970
Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films Collection, in collaboration with Filmmakers Showcase, are proud to present Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970. This breathtaking collection includes 37 films, restored to pristine high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers…
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Landmarks of Early Soviet Film - 8 Groundbreaking Films (1924 - 1930)
This groundbreaking collection features eight seminal films from the Soviet silent era. Sergei M. Eisenstein's last silent and seldom seen Old and New (1929); Dziga Vertov's Stride, Soviet (1926); Victor Turin's Turksib (1930); Esther Shub's The Fall of the Romanov…
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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
UNSEEN CINEMA: EARLY AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE FILM 1894-1941 is the ground-breaking retrospective that explores long-forgotten American experimental films made in the United States and Europe during the formative period of cinema. Arranged into thematic programs, the digital version consists of over…
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