New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
2015 | 07:36
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Logging and approximating a relationship between audio recordings of my father and videos gathered of the landscapes we have both separately traversed. The initial distance between the logger and the recordings, of recollections and of songs, new...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, family, indigenous, landscape, language, memory

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An Unangam Tunuu elder describes cliffs and summits, drifting birds, and deserted shores. A group of students and teachers play and invent games revitalizing their language. A visitor wanders in a quixotic chronicling of earthly and supernal terrain...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: indigenous, landscape, language, memory

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In October 1969, the Videofreex visited the home of wealthy political and social activist, Lucy Montgomery, as she was hosting the Black Panther Party of Chicago during one of their most fraught times – the period just after Chairman Bobby Seale was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: activism, african-american, documentation, interview, journalism, politics, social justice, television

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Eerily drifting through soft fades, superimposed images, close-ups, and visual feedback, this tape follows less a narrative structure and more a stringing together of seemingly random activities, set against two very different soundtracks. The video...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, gender, labor

A.L. Steiner + 2 others
2008 | 08:45
You will never You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days en
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You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and you will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, body, gender, lgbtq, love, performance, politics, sexuality, trans-sexuality

Out of Kerr's Suitcase
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Memory in three acts. A boy opens his presents. Two men open a suitcase stuffed with photographs. An aging actress opens her heart to lost love and ancient rivalries.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, experimental film

2016 | 12:00
ON ESSEX ROAD
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A watchful dog in a confusion of reflected chairs begins and ends Cohen’s finely tuned observational portrait of London’s Essex Street, and the inhabitants who work the shops and throng the pavement there. People hurrying, pausing, waiting or simply...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, architecture, city, documentary

Helianthus Corner Blues
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There is no better place to meet people than in the temporary community which gathers under a scant awning on a New York street in a downpour.  

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, city

MAGIC HEDGE
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The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the Northside of Chicago. Left to wander and observe, the viewer becomes aware of the park's open secret: men looking for fleeting sexual contacts within...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: blu-ray, chicago art, documentary, history, lgbtq, nature