Stephen Dwoskin's Film Is... The International Free Cinema - index of films

All films mentioned in the book Film Is... The International Free Cinema by author, teacher and filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin.

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1.
Breathless (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
2.
Adebar (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An early experimental short film produced by Peter Kubelka. (2 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
3.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
4.
Aah... Tamara (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(28 mins.)
Director: Pim de la Parra
 
5.
Ai (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The act of making love seen through close-up and magnifying lens. (10 mins.)
Director: Takahiko Iimura
 
6.
Mankind (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(24 mins.)
Director: Ian Hugo
 
7.
Alabama (2000 Light Years) (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Because the driver is unable to fulfill correctly his order to kill somebody, he and his friends have to pay the price... (21 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
8.
Alaska (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(18 mins.)
Director: Dore O.
 
9.
Allegretto (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(3 mins.)
 
10.
Alles dreht sich, alles bewegt sich (1929 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A short film which consists of a collage of images at a Berlin street carnival. (3 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
11.
All My Life (1966 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A 3 minute pan to the left. (3 mins.)
Director: Bruce Baillie
 
12.
Allures (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An experimental short film by Jordan Belson which combines various colors and shapes. (8 mins.)
Director: Jordan Belson
 
13.
Alone (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Images of a woman lying on a bed appearing to have a sexual fantasy for lack of anything else to do. (13 mins.)
Director: Stephen Dwoskin
 
14.
The Lovers (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Saddled with a dull husband and a foolish lover, a woman has an affair with a stranger. (90 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
15.
American March (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(3 mins.)
 
16.
The American Soldier (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home... (80 mins.)
 
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8/64: Ana - Aktion Brus (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
This three-minute film was far more akin to the American-style "happening" in that the content was not particularly extreme... (2 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kren
 
19.
Andy Warhol (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An experimental film which captures the creativity of Andy Warhol with images of cats, Brillo boxes, and other artwork. (22 mins.)
Director: Marie Menken
 
20.
Anemic Cinema (1926 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design... (7 mins.)
Director: Marcel Duchamp
 
21.
The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier. (101 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
22.
Anita Needs Me (1963 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(15 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
23.
Rhythm in Light (1934 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Screen titles introduce the film as a modern artist's impressions of what goes on in the mind while listening to music... (5 mins.)
“ Titled as Anitra's Dance ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
24.
Anticipation of the Night (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Notes of journey life of Stan Brakhage like a befits of a diary book in a very strong sense of experimentation, romantic, modernist and abstract. (42 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
25.
The Art of Vision (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This film is a 'deconstruction' of 'Dog Star Man'. It takes the four 'rolls' of super-fast edited, often poetic... (250 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
26.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Ashes and Diamonds ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
27.
Asleep (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(3 mins.)
Director: Stephen Dwoskin
 
28.
At Land (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back. (15 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
 
30.
The Autumn Feast (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A deliberately non-synchronous film, shot in 8mm with the sound on tape. Piero Heliczer reads his poem "The Autumn Feast," and the visuals interact with, but does not literally represent, what is read. (14 mins.)
“ Year mentioned is 1964. ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
31.
Ballet mécanique (1924 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles... (19 mins.)
 
32.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
 
33.
Bang Bang (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The actor of a film being made lives without distinction his own personal reality and his character's fiction... (85 mins.)
Director: Andrea Tonacci
 
34.
Bardo Follies (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(20 mins.)
Director: George Landow
 
35.
3/60: Bäume im Herbst (1960 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(5 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kren
 
36.
Batman Dracula (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Andy Worhol's infamous lost campy classic charting the adventures of Batman two years before Adam West doned the Caped Crusader's wings in the classic TV show. (54 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
37.
The Bed (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A short film by James Broughton capturing the various activities of people around the same bed. (20 mins.)
Director: James Broughton
 
38.
Behindert (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Stephen Dwoskin
 
39.
Achter je muren (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Frans Zwartjes
“ Titled as Behind Your Walls ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
40.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
41.
Bells of Atlantis (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An experimental short in which underwater film and live-action above water film are combined. (12 mins.)
Director: Ian Hugo
Stars: Anaïs Nin
 
42.
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night. (65 mins.)
 
43.
Besonders wertvoll (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
(11 mins.)
 
44.
Die Bettwurst (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
It's love at first sight: elderly secretary Luzi and young, unemployed Dietmar find each other by accident in Rosa von Praunheim's outrageous genre, social satire. (81 mins.)
 
45.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary... (124 mins.)
 
46.
Black Vision (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(7 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
47.
Blazes (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Rob Breer blazing the trail. (3 mins.)
Director: Robert Breer
 
48.
Bliss (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
 
49.
Blood of the Condor (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women. (70 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
“ As Blood of the Condor ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
50.
Blood's Tone (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
51.
Blow-Up (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
52.
Blue Moses (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An early experimental black and white animated film from artist Stan Brakhage. (11 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
53.
Blue Movie (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Viva (playing herself) and Louis Waldon (playing himself) spend an idyllic afternoon together in an apartment in New York City. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
54.
Bluewhite (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
55.
Bolero (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(15 mins.)
Director: Albie Thoms
 
56.
Born of the Wind (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(20 mins.)
Director: Mike Kuchar
“ Year mentioned: 1961 ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
57.
Boxiganga (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(50 mins.)
Director: Tom O'Horgan
 
58.
Branding (1929 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(11 mins.)
 
59.
Breakaway (1966 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bruce Conner's 1966 dazzling dance short, "Breakaway", a film poem marrying the rhythm of the editing, movement of the body and the camera to a beautiful effect. (5 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
Stars: Toni Basil
 
60.
Breath Death (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(15 mins.)
Director: S.Vanderbeek
 
61.
De brug (1928 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Close shots of a railway train underway: track racing underneath, steam escaping, cars coupling, gears ratchetting... (15 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
“ as The Bridge ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
62.
The Brig (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine... (68 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
63.
See You at Mao (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Filmed in the UK in 1969, this documentary by Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group represents an analysis... (52 mins.)
 
64.
A Bronx Morning (1931 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Arrival in the Bronx is shown with a view from an elevated train as it enters the city. Then follows a montage of sights from the Bronx. Many typical neighborhood activities are shown, along with scenes from many local businesses. (11 mins.)
Director: Jay Leyda
 
65.
Brothel (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bill Vehr
 
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67.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
68.
The Cage (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A soundless film starts in a studio: an artist sits, a nude stands; a page burns, paper cutouts appear... (28 mins.)
Director: Sidney Peterson
 
69.
Viejo Reales' Long Way Journey to Death (1971 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Vallejo
 
70.
Camp (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(70 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
71.
Capricci (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(89 mins.)
Director: Carmelo Bene
 
72.
The Card Players (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Richard Garrick
 
73.
Castro Street (1966 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Inspired by a lesson from Erik Satie; a film in the form of a street - Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California ... (10 mins.)
Director: Bruce Baillie
 
74.
Cat Food (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(13 mins.)
Director: Joyce Wieland
 
75.
Cat's Cradle (1959 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Images of two women, two men, and a gray cat form a montage of rapid bits of movement. A woman is in a bedroom... (6 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
76.
A Song of Love (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. (26 mins.)
Director: Jean Genet
 
77.
Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part III: Charmides (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(15 mins.)
 
78.
Chelsea Girls (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. (210 mins.)
 
79.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
80.
Chinese Checkers (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(13 mins.)
Director: Stephen Dwoskin
 
81.
Christmas on Earth (1963 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
For all intents and purposes, "Christmas on Earth" is a performance art film about genital worshipping... (29 mins.)
Director: Barbara Rubin
“ as Christmas on Earth ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
82.
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna. (94 mins.)
 
83.
Chumlum (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An experimental film consisting of images of satin, beads, painted faces, and people dancing. (26 mins.)
Director: Ron Rice
 
84.
The Inner Scar (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A composition of symbolic, surreal and almost mystic images. (60 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
85.
Cinq minutes de cinéma pur (1926 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experimental avant-garde film from director Henri Chomette in which the pure elements of form are emphasized. (5 mins.)
Director: Henri Chomette
 
86.
Kreise (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(3 mins.)
“ as Circle ” - mathildeswaitingroom
 
87.
Notes on the Circus (1966 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The short film is a montage of sped up video clips of The Ringling Brothers Circus in action set to a musical track... (12 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
88.
A Colour Box (1935 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film. (3 mins.)
Director: Len Lye
 
89.
Color Me Shameless (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
90.
Coming Attractions (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(77 mins.)
Director: Beverly Conrad
 
91.
Companeras and Companeros (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(140 mins.)
 
92.
Komposition in Blau (1935 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description... (4 mins.)
 
93.
Corruption of the Damned (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(50 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
94.
Cosmic Ray (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Experimental short uses Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions. (4 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
95.
Costretto a scomparire (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(15 mins.)
 
96.
Couch (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The couch at Andy Warhol's Factory was as famous in its own right as any of his Superstars. In Couch... (54 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
97.
En Dag I Staden (1956 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A humorous short by Pontus Hulten and Hans Nordenström in which anarchy reigns and results in the destruction of a city. (19 mins.)
 
98.
David Perry (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(4 mins.)
Director: Albie Thoms
 
99.
Dawn to Dawn (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On a desolate farm, a man and his grown daughter eek out a living. He's aging and ill; she's lonely and wan... (35 mins.)
Director: Josef Berne
 
100.
The Dead (1960 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage. (11 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage