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.
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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, body, environment, magic, nature