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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Tapes

Tapes is a short film that examines themes of solitude, surveillance and ego. Tapes stars OURMAN, a young man who can’t stop filming his every waking moment – he uses 8MM Tape and MiniDV to show the audience his therapy sessions, daily life, and relationships. His tape is damaged, with lines running through almost every… Read more »

The Dreaming City

The city of Saigon is caught dreaming. In the tradition of the city symphony genre, The Dreaming City is an experimental dance documentary that weaves together the beating rhythm and reality of Saigon with the dancers who give the city life.

The Hollow Moon

The moon is still. It has not moved in weeks. Nature has been corrupted as a result. One boy has an idea to bring the moon a gift, hoping to please it and put it back in motion. On his journey he learns about himself and others, and what it really means to exist. He… Read more »

Providence

A fool puppet leads a man from the busy streets of Manhattan, through a sunny cemetery, and into a mausoleum in which they dance.

Snow(e)scape

Screen Dance Music by Garreth Broke-“Flakes Unwatched and Improvised” Created & Performed by Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers January 13, 2019

The Quickening

The Quickening is a visual album spoken-word journey from the bottom of the sea all the way to the Pleiades Star Cluster. Featuring the poetry and performance of award-winning multi-hyphenate artist Rachel Kann, this is more than a film, it’s a ceremony.

Nothing to See

A visible girl in an invisible world.

Matter

In this silent film I visually and metaphorically explore the three distinct physical forms that matter can take: solid, liquid and gas. In nature one state can transform into another by the addition of a catalyst such as fire. Fire generates heat that changes ice into liquid. If heat is continuously applied, the liquid becomes… Read more »

Life On The Mississippi

A short essay film about a river and the limits of knowing it. Using Mark Twain’s “Life On The Mississippi” as a road map, Brown travels from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans and considers some strategies for rehearsing, abstracting, and encountering the Mississippi River.

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I Don’t Know When the Armageddon Is

[Written by the maker’s father.] An aural and visual treat served up by the Puccini Family. Against the ethereal beauty and serenity of summer in upstate NY, the sparring and musings of a close-knit family group becomes a stream of collective consciousness ultimately morphing into the background sound of the Universe itself as voiced by… Read more »