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SHOWING 76 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'EXPERIMENTAL'

ACETATE DIARY

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 4 minutes
  • Directed By: Russell Sheaffer
  • Country: USA
After receiving a difficult medical diagnosis, experimental filmmaker Russell Sheaffer decided to use a roll of 16mm film as a written diary. Projected, Acetate Diary is an expression of handmade sound and color. Examined as an object, the acetate contains words and drawings from a place of trauma.

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Drama, Experimental

ALL VOWS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Bill Morrison
  • Country: USA
"All Vows" is an English translation of "Kol Nidre," the incantation that begins the Yom Kippur service and which pre-emptively nullifies any future vows made unintentionally. The film uses ancient archival films to depict an unknowable future, reflected through a dissolving historic document. Featuring cellist Maya Beiser performing an original composition by composer Michael Gordon, who has collaborated on numerous projects with writer and director Bill Morrison, including Decasia (2002), which was added to the National Film Registry in 2013.

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Experimental, First Time Filmmaker

ALMOST HUMAN - TRIBECA X

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 48 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeppe Rønde
  • Country: Denmark
In your end is your beginning. Atoms in your hand were made at the big bang. You existed right from the start, and you exist everywhere; in the sea, in the stars - and you exist in the end. A wave can erase your castle of sand, but that will merely be, a new beginning. Almost Human is notes on the human condition by 10 scientist and a robot. |Read More
Experimental, Documentary, Science Fiction, Technology

BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Country: Canada
The town square has flooded, buildings and subways have merged with local flora, and indigenous languages and knowledge are thriving in a radically different future Toronto. Here, in the future, people have found a connection to the past. As a work of indigenous futurism, Biidaaban explores how the languages of native peoples can provide a framework for understanding our place in the world and open up a space for new imaginings of the future. |Read More
Experimental, Female Director(s)

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton
  • Country: U.K.
From a mind unlike any other, Biophilia Live chronicles the multidimensional concert centered on the eighth studio album of avant-garde Icelandic artist Björk. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, unique voices in their own right, film Björk live in performance and punctuate her music with evocative animation and science and nature footage. The infinitely creative journey presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavors of a generation. |Read More
Documentary, Music, Experimental

BOMB

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 55 minutes
  • Country: USA, U.K.
the bomb is a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons. The 55-minute film will be projected 360 degrees on massive floor to ceiling screens that surround the audience, as The Acid performs live in the center of the space. the bomb exists at the intersection of art, politics, and technology. Gotham Hall | April 23 + 24 | Doors: 6pm + 9pm | Show: 7pm + 10pm |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Animation, Experimental

BUSTERS MAL HEART

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarah Adina Smith
  • Country: USA
A fugitive hotly pursued by rangers reviews the pathway to his present circumstances and finds conflicting stories. A spellbinding Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) brings impressive range to Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature: a twisting, mind-bending thriller in which the typical rules don’t apply, least of all to a man who cannot be certain of anything he’s done. |Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, Experimental

CAVE

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Country: USA
Cave is a coming-of-age story told through cutting edge Parallux technology, featuring a fully immersive holographic VR experience that can be shared by many audience members at once. |Read More
Animation, Experimental, Drama, Art

CHALKROOM

The Chalkroom is a virtual reality work by celebrated artist Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang in which the reader—the viewer—flies through an enormous structure made of words, drawings, and stories. Inside the experience, the reader is free to roam and fly, while words sail through the air like emails, fall into dust, and form and reform. |Read More
Experimental

COLLIDER

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 40 minutes
  • Country: UK
Enter The Collider, a machine built to decipher the mysteries of human relationships. The is an immersive virtual and theatrical experience exploring power, dependency, and the space between people. |Read More
Experimental, Documentary, Art

CUT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Directed By: Anita Thacher
  • Country: USA
CUT appropriates six classic black and white Hollywood film clips from the 30s and 40s. The images and sound are reconfigured through graphic and sequential interventions. The disruptions refocus and enhance our attention to obscure aspects of the films and compel us to watch anew with heightened awareness.

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Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, Returning Filmmaker

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