Urban wanderings inspire these six experimental films ' from a collage of movie trailers found outside a Brooklyn theater, to an evocation of an Uruguayan poet's life as a bookkeeper, to a compendium of vox populi interviews gleaned from city streets. Created over 10 years, this collection reveals the urban experience with verve and insight.
Catalog Number: MC-1159
Type: Collection / Set
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Length: 75 minutes
DVD Region: 0
TV System: NTSC
Label: Blackchair Collection
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Films In Compilation
Trailer Trash directed by
A skewed take on film detritus: movie trailers are rescued from the trash and hand painted, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations
Collison of Parts directed by
An excavation of the concept of montage: small moments public and private brush up against each other, creating a charged tapestry of the immediate.
Sueldo/Licensia (Salary/Leave), directed by
An adaptation of two of Mario Benedetti’s poems using Montevideo, Uruguay as a melancholic backdrop.
A Year directed by
A tattered and unflinching diary film-- video journal entries mix with abstract film images recorded in New Orleans and Brooklyn and beyond.
Brooklyn Promenade directed by
A walk in Brooklyn after 9/11 allows the filmmaker’s children to reflect on what just happened.
Happy? directed by
“Are you happy?” This simple query, asked of hundreds of passers by in NYC, led to a series of ruminations about the passage of time and the nature of contentment.
Cuadro por Cuadro (Frame by Frame) made with Lynne Sachs directed by
A documentary of a workshop taught by the filmmaker at the Fundacion D’Arte Contemporaneo, an artist’s collective in Montevideo, Uruguay. Workshop participants pore over discarded films frame by frame.
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“XY Chromosome Project” 12 min. 2007
“The Small Ones”, 3 min. video 2006
“Noa, Noa”, 8 min. 16mm, 2006
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