Experimental

Experimental cinema or avant-garde cinema is a mode of filmmaking that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Mother’s Apricot Compote

Nia Fekri | United Kingdom | 00:23:23 | 2020 Arabic, English, Persian A fragmentary narrative of two women whose lives are distant from each other yet hold traces of one another. This film conjures the ghosts that hover over the day to day lives of these two women; it is a rumination on the experience… Read more »

A New Vision

Michael Strauss | United States | 00:06:00 | 2020 English A Film by Michael Strauss Words & Music by Darpan + Temple Step Project In these unprecedented times we are faced with an opportunity to help bring us back to a point of balance. This invocation has been created to help facilitate what is being… Read more »

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FROM STAR TO STAR

Antonio AMARAL | France | 01:26:32 | 2020 French PEDRO is a homeless man. He wants to make a movie in order to understand cinema. AYA is a first-time filmmaker. She agrees to help him. But AYA is in the grip of doubt… What’s behind PEDRO’s film project? Cast Ariane LOUIS Filipe DIONISIO Writer Antonio… Read more »

The Human Conservation Experiment

Kornblum Bierstadt Katz | United States | 01:09:40 | 2020 English After humanity’s self-destruction, a trans man repulsed by pregnancy and children becomes the best hope for the continuation of the species. Cast Kornblum Bierstadt Katz Writer Kornblum Bierstadt Katz Producer Kornblum Bierstadt Katz

Mantis

Daniel Schwachter | United States | 00:08:21 | 2020 English Experimental, nature film about the praying mantis in my backyard – and what it meant.

Wave Form

Tiz (Daniel Tysdal) | Canada | 00:08:17 | 2020 WAVE FORM explores movie viewing, sharing, and making as a means of confronting the experience of mental illness. It illuminates the sustaining, transformative powers of film by transforming a variety of “waves” from cinematic history—ocean waves, waving hands, waves of soldiers—through the luma waveform scope, a… Read more »

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Haiku

Martin Gerigk | Japan | 00:17:17 | 2020 Japanese “Haiku | 俳句” is a symphonic audiovisual project for two Japanese performers, alternating percussion groups, soundscapes and rhythmicized video sequences. The film is an experimental approach to pay tribute to the extraordinary art of Japanese haiku poetry. Cast Eri Uchino Cauro Hige Writer Martin Gerigk Producer… Read more »

Dhumkkudiya

Nandlal Nayak | India | 01:49:00 | 2019 Hindi Budhwa – a native tribal realizes his true identity while serving to his rich masters. Despite being an integral part of the Tribal Community, Budhwa sabotaged its own people, culture, Identity, and beliefs in pursuit of his greed. Cast Rajesh Jais Subrat Dutta Vinod Anand Gita… Read more »

The Web Opera

Kate Jopson | United States | 00:40:00 | 2020 English “ENGROSSING & DISTURBINGLY REAL …” Cut Common, the New Generation of Classical Music “HIGH VOLTAGE MUSIC! A BEAUTIFULLY, POIGNANTLY CONSTRUCTED & BRILLIANTLY REALIZED NEW OPERA!” – Fanfare “GROUNDBREAKING … A GREAT 21st CENTURY OPERA” – RANDY NEWMAN With THE WEB OPERA, composer Michael Roth has… Read more »

“Caramujo”

Diane Belquer | Brazil | 00:05:00 | 2020 Portuguese It’s 2020 and the Corona Virus epidemic is making huge changes in our perspectives, our lives, our thoughts and our plans. Is everything really going to change when all of this is gone? Who are those people who have been invisible for so many years in… Read more »