On the 29th September 1945, the incomplete rough cut of a brilliant documentary about concentration camps was viewed at the MOI in London. For five months, Sidney Bernstein had led a small team – which included Stewart McAllister, Richard Crossman and Alfred Hitchcock – to complete the film from hours of shocking footage. Unfortunately, this ambitious Allied project to create a feature-length visual report that would damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people into acceptance of Allied occupation had missed its moment. Even in its incomplete form (available since 1984) the film was immensely powerful, generating an awed hush among audiences. But now, complete to six reels, this faithfully restored and definitive version produced by IWM, is being compared with Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog (1955).
A regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings.
One of the infamous "Four Devils" of the Japanese pink movie scene, Hisayasu Sato delivers an original and thrilling whodunit that moves through the layers of reality. Reporter Nukada's next big assignment is the secret world of Japanese phone sex clubs. He gets in touch with Midori, a part-time employee at the Banana Club, but is startled to hear she's been implicated in the bloody death of a client with perverted tastes, Kihara. Sensing a bigger story, Nukada uncovers a link between Midori and the late Kihara's wife and realizes that the situation is much more complex than he imagined. And in this world of blood-play and electro-sex, the biggest shock has yet to be announced...
A pair of urbanites embark on a 4000-mile bicycle ride in search of the last wild place in America; to their dismay they find it. Set in the wake of America's great western expansion, the film is a portrait of bike touring and a meditation on wilderness.
When a man dumps his girlfriend after 8 months, she asks him to answer a few questions to help her move on. What he gets is something quite different.
Thank you for calling. The survey is complete.
A government inspector, an orphaned young girl, and opioid-addled locals collide in this small-town drama centered around the closure of a supposedly toxic sugar refinery.
In “Small Survey on Nothingness”, the artist Christoph Keller investigates the relationship of nothingness to the ambivalent medium of ether in the context of art and science through a series of conversations. Exposed as a scientific fallacy, ether was banished from scientific research at the same time that the substance and its properties was discovered by the artistic avantgarde. The artist research film explores the traces of nothingness and ether, from Michelson’s experimentum crucis to the recent discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN.
'Surveyor' tells the story of a government agent surveyor on his way home to collect payment after having surveyed land on the western frontier. His trip home becomes a nightmarish journey through an American Gothic landscape. This is a true depiction of how the American West was lost.
A short film by Gary Mairs written by James Benning. Stars Amy Seimetz.
short film by Chris Burden
Jon Arbuckle's phone survey odyssey.