Nina Danino is one of the foremost British experimental filmmakers of her generation. Her films explore the relationship of image to sound, and of theory to practice. She draws upon her own personal history as well as literary and artistic works, which are filtered through a poetic interpretation of feminist theory that foregrounds women’s personal experience and expression. These inspirations are restructured through image-making, editing and voice performances to create original works of striking intensity and emotional force.
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Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films and an experimental filmmaker who paints. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, and has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. Mr. Scher has also had two solo shows of his paintings, which have also been included in many group shows in New York galleries. Additionally, he has created commissioned work for HBO, HBO Family, PBS, the Sundance Channel and more. Mr. Scher teaches graduate courses at the School of Visual Arts and at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film & Television's Animation program. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.
In the second half of the 1970s Alfred Kaiser was entirely unknown to the film world when he went public with two films, namely A Third Reich (1975) and A Third Reich from Its Refuse (1977). Both compilation films bridge the threshold between avant-garde and documentary cinema and were enthusiastically received by audiences and film critics alike upon their release. To this day, these two closely related films occupy a place of particular significance in the history of Austrian cinema, not least due to their subject matter and compositional virtuosity.
Experiments In Cinema 13.6 DVD fundraising collection (8 DVDs) featuring all the films from the 2018 experimental film festival!
The Black Material Edition
Price:50 USD - Personal Use145 USD - Institutions
LIGHT YEARS brings together a series of short films made on 8mm between 1968 and 1987 to create a single diary film in 25 sections with its own narrative arc as a bildungsroman or story of self-education.
Between 2015 and 2018 this material was digitized, reduced and re-edited, and voice-over and sound added. LIGHT YEARS draws inspiration from the American Underground films reaching Britain at the time, and seeks to emulate the qualities of the diary, making the personal public and re-envisioning the world.
DVD with a feature film and 3 short films by Mahine Rouhi and Olivier Fouchard.
- Ptkho by Mahine Rouhi • 7 mins, 16mm, b/w, 2001
- Tahousse co-directed with Mahine Rouhi • 31 mins, 16mm, color, 2001-2006
- La Promenade Bleue • 14 mins, silent, 16mm, color, 2006
- Le Granier • 15 mins, silent, 35mm, color, 2007
- Carnets D’Ateliers • 76 mins, stereo, HD, color, 2016
DVD featuring a feature and 3 short films from the inimitable Igor and Ivan Buharov
The mid-1970s saw James Benning's first feature films attract the attention of critics, establishing him as a representative of the "New Narrative Movement." In films like 11x14 and One Way Boogie Woogie, he combines the structural analysis of image, sound and narrative with auto-biographical traces, as well as with an almost "classical" interest in composition, color, light and landscape. This 2-disc set features 11x14 (1977), one of the central U.S. avant-garde films of the 1970s, in a restored version.
Newly released DVD that features much of Harry Smith’s early film work, including Early Abstractions (Film # 1 – 5, 7 & 10), Mirror Animations (Film #11) and Late Superimpositions (Film #14), as well as Untitled Seminole Patchwork (Film #15). Special extras include Percy Heath (Modern Jazz Quartet), in conversation with Rani Singh, and the Percy Heath Trio performing live to Early Abstractions, both from 2001.
New High-Definition Digital Transfers
Classic and rare films by the "Father of Visual Music"