This international program brings together archival prints of forgotten films never shown in New York before and new countercurrent voices. Avant-garde artists Don Levy, Philippe Cote, and Ute Aurand share the screen with a new generation of makers whose works explore and embody exemplary fights for different forms of freedom. “On Resistance” includes a World premiere, five North American, two U.S., and four New York premieres, from fifteen different countries.
In 1927, Jan Cornelis Mol, who was then director of the Fruitveiling, made "From the realm of crystal", an early example of the use of time-lapse photography in film. Using microscope and macro lens Mol makes a stunning film that shows the biological and chemical crystals. This work was picked up by the avant-garde artists who saw this film as the example of the absolute film. In the famous Studio 24 in Paris the work was even shown as an expanded work with three projectors!