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.
Description: Besides providing the catalyst for many to go vegetarian, The Blood of the Beasts manages to stay relevant today thanks to its propensity to incite, shock, and mesmerize even the most jaded of viewers. The film’s visceral documentation of a Parisian slaughterhouse retains its strength perhaps due to the unrepentant gaze of the camera, […]
Description: An extraordinary film about the impoverished people living in the Las Hurdes region of Spain. Bunuel constructs the film in the manner of a travelogue. The absurdity of the contrast between narration and image results in a vision so powerful the film seems surreal.
Description: With this companion film to his 1980 book of the same name, sociologist William H. Whyte makes viewers think about everyday things that often go unnoticed. Plazas, benches, ledges, hedges, fountains, sidewalks, stairs, and so forth. It sounds boring. Even typing that sentence was boring. But this documentary, produced by the Municipal Art Society […]
Description: Director Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine) gained some notoriety with this controversial short film which retells the story of singer Karen Carpenter and her tragic fight with anorexia. Using Barbie and Ken dolls instead of human actors, the film is surprisingly engaging and not exploitative.