Experimental Film

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Eduardo Coutinho’s Man Marked For Death/ Twenty Years Later by Will Noah
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In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.

Metaphors on Vision by Stan Brakhage
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A letter from Brakhage to the poet Robert Kelly describing his work on the groundbreaking film Mothlight.

Vesuvius in Your Mind: On Joan Jonas’s Early Films by Mónica Savirón
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Uncovering the artist’s innovations and legacies.

Amit Dutta by Shambhavi Kaul
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The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.

Eric Baudelaire by Benoît Rossel
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Inspired by Japanese “landscape theory,” a Parisian artist-filmmaker explains why he prefers to show us the world as his subjects see it.

Toshio Masumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses by Dana Reinoos
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A restored masterpiece unmasks Tokyo’s underground gay subculture of the 1960s

Portrait of the Artist as a Room by Lynne Sachs
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On Studio: Remembering Chris Marker

Kevin Jerome Everson by Jordan Cronk
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“I don’t make films for the audience, I make them for the subjects, and I try to position those subjects and the camera so that there’s a element of generosity between the two.”

On Digital Sand by Rachel Ellis Neyra
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Agnès Varda’s aesthetic tides change, inviting us to switch positions of viewing, knowing, and feeling, for old narratives to wash away and new portals of sensation to open up.

Thomas White by Nicholas Elliott

“If someone hands over their repertory theater group to you, what are you going to do with them?”

The Human Surge by Danielle Burgos
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Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.

Dream Study (Hibernation) by Kamil Franko

It was October, and autumn was at its highest. I found myself in Croatia, in Zagreb, near the mountain of Sjleme for two months, and there I began filming Hibernation.

Ognjen Glavonić by Pamela Cohn

“It’s really important that my colleagues, the filmmakers from all Yugoslav countries, turn their cameras toward themselves, so as to dissect and question what really constitutes our recent history.”

Rendezvous in the Alps by Ratik Asokan
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With The Seasons in Quincy, filmmakers Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, and Christopher Roth produce portraits of art critic and novelist John Berger.

Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan by Nicholas Elliott
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“It was meant to kink your head.”

Ross Lipman’s Notfilm by Liza Béar
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Accurately described as a kino-essay by its maker, Notfilm is about Samuel Beckett’s Film, starring Buster Keaton, which Lipman restored digitally from the 1964 original.

Remembering Peter Hutton (1944–2016) by Joan Retallack
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Peter Hutton was an American filmmaker who spent many years of his youth at sea in the US Merchant Marine. His celebrated films, widely acclaimed for their luminous integrity, blurred the divide between still photography and cinema.

Brent Green by Chris Chang
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“Like holding hands with a stranger—for kind of a long time.”

Adam Green, Alia Shawkat, & Francesco Clemente
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“You’re looking at the human inverse of a technological idea.”

Ryan Trecartin by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
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“I liked thinking about the word occupy literally. To occupy something. To occupy a sensation or a history and then to be kicked out of it and be squatting near it and trying to reinvest in it.”

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