MARKS…HOLES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

A kind of music which combines images and sounds to create a set of formal variations which are playful, spacious, and exciting to watch…


Posted on October 27, 2011 by

SITTING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

This video beautifully captures something I have never seen before in a film: the relationship between an artist and a model, particularly when it is considered as a constantly changing stream of color and light…


Posted on October 25, 2011 by

THE GLITTER EMERGENCY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

“The Glitter Emergency” is a short fairy tale film by Paul Festa about Peggy, a one-legged girl with a peg leg, who dreams of releasing her inner ballerina…


Posted on October 24, 2011 by

APPARITION OF THE ETERNAL CHURCH

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 54 minutes

Festa is investigating a key question about musical aesthetics, and he has invented a methodology to study it which provides very illuminating results…


Posted on October 23, 2011 by

CRIES AND ECHOES (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 74 minutes

Priscilla McLean is a skilled, original composer with considerable musical gifts. As a filmmaker, however, she is clearly just beginning to find her voice…


Posted on October 22, 2011 by

IN/FLUX (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

The lowave label has added an important title to their growing catalogue of “must have” collections…


Posted on October 21, 2011 by

TO DREAM OF FALLING UPWARDS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 125 minutes

People who are attracted to occult practices which are far outside of mainstream religions are, by definition, non-conformists…


Posted on October 3, 2011 by

RECENT VIDEOS OF MIKE KUCHAR

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007-2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: minutes

In anticipation of the upcoming screening of new videos by legendary filmmaker Mike Kuchar at the Berks Filmmakers in Reading, PA on October 26th, Film Threat takes a look at his recent work…


Posted on October 24, 2010 by

RESISTANCE(S) VOL. 3 (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 118 minutes

“Resistance(s)” is a DVD series of experimental films by artists from the Middle East which is produced by the Lowave label, and the new Volume 3 is just as fine as the first two…


Posted on October 8, 2010 by

THREE LANGUAGE VIDEOS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006-2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 45 minutes

The playful relationship between the text and the images, and the constant references to the visual syntax of films, make the experience of watching these films a little like bungee jumping…


Posted on October 6, 2010 by

THE LAST HAPPY DAY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 38 minutes

A stunningly beautiful essay film by Lynne Sachs, in which she uses the remarkable story of her distant cousin Sandor Lenard, a Jewish Hungarian doctor who survives two world wars, as a lens for her meditations on trauma, survival, history, and healing…


Posted on August 20, 2010 by

JEWS

3 Stars
Year Released: 1984
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

Deutsch’s contribution is mainly to edit the footage for the highlights and themes, and the film comes off as a celebration of a vibrant and joyful way of life, now vanished…


Posted on July 17, 2010 by

JAMES BALDWIN: FROM ANOTHER PLACE

4 Stars
Year Released: 1973
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

A rare and fascinating glimpse into James Baldwin as he was in the middle of his life…


Posted on July 16, 2010 by

THE INVISIBLE FOREST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 111 minutes

A full production with costumes, make-up and props is being staged without an audience in a remote wilderness…


Posted on July 15, 2010 by

RE: FRAME (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Lowave presents this important collection of seven experimental film and video works from India, including many accomplished artists that viewers from the USA and Europe may not be familiar with…


Posted on July 14, 2010 by

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