Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month, we bring you Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff’s Lingua Absentia.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to short films from emerging artists. This month, we bring you Al Benoit’s We Were Monsters and Detectives.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Sean Duffy takes a look at an early short film by Jean-Luc Godard, All the Boys are Named Patrick, and its critique of American cinema and culture.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s short film Zero Gravity (2012). A meditation on trauma and history, this masterpiece from Thailand defies easy interpretation.
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal brings us another film in our Real Chicago series: Jill Godmilow’s The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago (1976). Godmilow follows members of The Popovich Brothers, a Chicago-based Serbian-American tamburitza band, as they slowly recover from the death of fellow band mate and brother, ‘Marko’ Popovich. After 50 […]
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Bruce Conner’s short film COSMIC RAY (1961). An exciting, devastating homage to sex and war put to a Ray Charles song, COSMIC RAY just might be the world’s first music video… but don’t let him catch you saying that.
Description: Foutaises (Things I Like, Things I Hate) is one of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s (director of Amélie) earliest efforts. It uses a technique that will be familiar to viewers of Amélie, narrating and illustrating the likes and dislikes of the main character. Unlike Amélie, where a voice over narrates a similar sequence, in Foutaises, the unnamed […]
Description: This early experimental short is one of only two films completed by Swedish-born artist Viking Eggeling, who worked in Paris, Milan, and ultimately Germany. Finished in 1924 and premiered at a November Group presentation of abstract films in Berlin in 1925 (shortly before Eggeling’s death), Diagonal Symphony utilizes paper cutouts, tin foil, and frame-by-frame […]