Western Deep

Description: In light of director Steve McQueen’s recent surge in popularity with the release of increasingly mainstream films like Hunger and Shame, it’s worth considering McQueen’s humble yet promising beginnings as something of a documentarian with an avant-garde sensibility. Western Deep, shot in 2002, is documentary in form, but experimental in terms of its aesthetic […]

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Night Mail

Description: Headed by John Grierson, the UK General Post Office Film Unit’s primary objective was to make films that boosted the morale of and support for the GPO’s workers. Night Mail was the organization’s most successful project. The film details the process of mail delivery via train between London and Glasgow, with special emphasis placed […]

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Porcelain Unicorn

Description: This sentimental short won the “Tell It Your Way” contest sponsored by Philips back in 2010. In flashback, we see a trio of Hitler Youth schoolboys playing in an abandoned house. Or so it seems. They find a young Jewish girl in hiding, which leads two boys to flee. Instead of turning her in, […]

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Skaterdater

Description: A lyrical telling of a boy’s sexual awakening and how it affects his day-to-day world of sports and buddies. Using only a surf rock score and sound effects, Skaterdater follows a little JFK-looking hotshot as he and his barefoot, banana-boarding buddies sidewalk surf around sunny SoCal. When he runs into a girl on her […]

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Rabindranath Tagore

Description: Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet who had a tremendous impact on Hindu culture, especially filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Tagore was a leading figure in Brahmoism, a Hindu reform movement, before becoming India’s only writer to win a Nobel Prize in 1913. He also founded a school, Patha Bhavana, to spread his ideas. There, […]

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