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.
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

Subatlantic
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Appealing concurrently in this video essay to various meanings of the term “Subatlantic”—a climatic phase beginning 2500 years ago, as well as the submerged regions of the Atlantic—Biemann immerses her camera deep in oceanic waters to ponder upon...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, future, landscape, nature

HE WHO EATS CHILDREN
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A speculative portrait of a Dutchman living in the Surinamese jungle, fixing canoe motors, who is accused of eating the locals' children. “...and we Antilleans, we know only too well that – as they say in the islands – the black man has a fear of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: religion/spirituality

Some Dark Place
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"In Some Dark Place, filmmaker Cecelia Condit explores the dislocations of identity and memory that aging forces upon us, without losing sight of life's beauty." — Milwaukee Film Festival, 2016 "I have always explored the eerie, dark side of human...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, body, environment, magic, nature

2001 colours andy never thought of
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2001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of transforms Warhol’s infamous screen prints of Marilyn Monroe through a process of color manipulation. The viewer witnesses a flurry of changing tones, colors, and shades in a postmodern nod to the scratch genre...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, image processing, painting, visual art

2015 | 26:00
Akula Dreams
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An old Russian Akula submarine, armed with ballistic nuclear missiles, is assigned a new captain. But Captain Pavel seems to care very little for Navy protocol. In fact, he feels the crew’s jobs are a waste of time, preferring to lead discussions...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: science, state, the, war

Fences Make Senses
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Fences Make Senses re-stages and interrogates international barriers and borders using the bodies of non-refugees. Through a series of rehearsals, Barber aims to have privileged bodies experience the themes, situations, and ideas that refugees...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: middle east, migration, performance, politics, post-colonialism