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.

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A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre. A racist cinematic trauma passed between friends and family is remembered among the rustling of leaves and…

John Smith

Citadel

2020 | 00:16:05

Filmed from the artist’s window during lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister…

John Smith

Covid Messages

2020 | 00:22:16

Covid Messages is a video in six parts, based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19…

TJ Cuthand

Just Dandy

2013 | 00:07:37

Invited to speak at an Indigenous Revolutionary Meeting, the narrator describes an intimate encounter with…

Jules Rosskam

Paternal Rites

2018 | 01:24:00

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the aftereffects of physical and sexual abuse…

Zach Blas is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose practice spans technical investigation, research, conceptualism, performance, and science fiction. Currently a…

For four years in the 1860’s, half of the United States was held hostage by an unrecognized white supremacist republic. Shot on 16mm in national military parks, swamps, forests and the suburban…

Dana Levy

Last Man

2020 | 00:12:17

Last Man is made of the raw footage of security cameras that stream online. During the spring 2020 lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dana Levy, who lives in New York,…

Out of the mouths of rural boys, finding the incomparable Mulla Nasrudin in Afghanistan.

After my first year of art school in San Francisco in 1978, I quit, and headed to the Banff School…

Adrian Garcia Gomez

Primavera

2020 | 00:05:00

Primavera is a frenetic experimental animation that documents the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests as they intersect in springtime Brooklyn. Shot during isolation on a phone,…

Sterling Ruby

STATE

2019 | 00:33:10

STATE is a single-channel video projection that the artist has spent the past five years researching and producing, working with a videographer and helicopter pilot to film aerial views…

The performance artist Stephen Varble spent the last five years of his life working on an epic, unfinished performance-turned-video titled Journey to the Sun (1978-1983). Only partially complete…