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1.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
2.
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974 Documentary)
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry. (45 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
3.
Vertical Features Remake (1978 Short Film)
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films... (44 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
4.
H Is for House (1973 Short Film)
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Experimental short film set in the English countryside, with strange narration which has a particular focus on objects beginning with the letter 'H'. (10 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
5.
Act of God (1980 Documentary)
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Documentary film by Peter Greenaway made for Thames Television, in which people who have survived being... (25 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
6.
Jaime (1974 Documentary)
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(35 mins.)
Director: António Reis
 
8.
Looking for Mushrooms (1996 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
9.
Film (1965 Short Film)
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton... (20 mins.)
Director: Alan Schneider
 
10.
Philips-Radio (1931 Documentary)
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An industrial film which shows the operations inside the Philips Radio plant: In a mêlée of activity... (36 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
11.
Night and Fog (1955 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
12.
Global Groove (1973 Video)
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(30 mins.)
 
13.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
 
14.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
 
15.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1994 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
 
16.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989 Documentary)
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(51 mins.)
 
17.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
18.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998 Documentary)
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(38 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
19.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1988 Documentary)
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(42 mins.)
 
20.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1994 Documentary)
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(28 mins.)
 
21.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
22.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
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A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
23.
Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971 Short Film)
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Frampton burning slowly his an nostalgia black and white photograph who his taken on a hot plate. (36 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
24.
Hapax Legomena II: Poetic Justice (1972 Short Film)
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This Experiment is a Scenario who Have 4 Act titled (1-4) Tableau. Poetic Justice is story about lovers who holding camera, Third Tableau is have Middle Shot and other Tableau is on various camera shot. (31 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
25.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
26.
Toute la mémoire du monde (1956 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself. (21 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
27.
Salut les Cubains (1971 Documentary)
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A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution. (30 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
28.
Simon of the Desert (1965 Short Film)
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him. (43 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
29.
Wavelength (1967)
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week. (45 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
30.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954 Short Film)
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A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome... (38 mins.)
Director: Anger
 
31.
One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film)
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. (7 mins.)
 
32.
Hall of Mirrors (1966 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Warren Sonbert
 
33.
La Soufrière (1977 Documentary)
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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt... (30 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
34.
Statues also Die (1953 Documentary)
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A documentary of black art. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Da Vinci (2012 Documentary)
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Robotic surgery department. A surgeon performs an entire operation, controlling the robot's motions using a joystick. (25 mins.)
Director: Yuri Ancarani
 
36.
Century (2012 Short Film)
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Century, filmed in 16mm in Charlottesville, Virginia, consists of a General Motors automobile--a Buick Century--meeting its fate. (7 mins.)
 
37.
A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979 Short Film)
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An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps... (41 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
38.
Schwechater (1958 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
39.
A Sense of History (1992 Short Film)
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother. (25 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
40.
A Caça (1964 Short Film)
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José and Roberto are friends, and they decide to go hunting but without guns, so that no accident will happen... (21 mins.)
 
41.
Pièce touchée (1989 Short Film)
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Arnold's original material is a piece of found-footage from the 50s. 18 seconds long and very typical for the period... (16 mins.)
Director: Martin Arnold
 
42.
Passionless Moments (1983 Short Film)
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A collection of everyday awkward and embarrassing moments, each with an uneasy familiarity. (13 mins.)
 
43.
Powers of Ten (1977 Documentary)
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with... (9 mins.)
 
44.
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009 Short Film)
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A filmmaker captures images that characterize the violence and repression as well as the hope of rebirth and remembrance in northeastern Thailand. (17 mins.)
 
45.
Kustom Kar Kommandos (1970 Short Film)
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A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover". (3 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
46.
Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998 Short Film)
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Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are cloned in an experimental backyard musical. The starting point is... (15 mins.)
Director: Martin Arnold
 
47.
Reverse Television: Portraits of Viewers (1983 TV Series)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Bill Viola
 
48.
So Is This (1983 Short Film)
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(43 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
49.
Snakes and Ladders (1980 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
50.
H2O (1929 Short Film)
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A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty. (13 mins.)
Director: Ralph Steiner
 
51.
The Tenth Legion (1967 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Warren Sonbert
 
52.
Phantoms of Nabua (2009 Short Film)
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A fluorescent tube illuminates an empty playground in the evening. Nearby a flash of light is projected on a makeshift screen... (11 mins.)
 
53.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
54.
Unsere Afrikareise (1966 Short Film)
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Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours... (13 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
55.
Dear Phone (1976 Short Film)
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A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones... (17 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
56.
Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902 Short Film)
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Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene. (2 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
57.
Who Killed Who? (1943 Short Film)
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted... (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
58.
Labor on the Douro River (1931 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto. (20 mins.)
 
59.
Slow Action (2011 Short Film)
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(45 mins.)
Director: Ben Rivers
 
60.
Water Wrackets (1975 Short Film)
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change)... (12 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
61.
Regen (1929 Documentary)
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Rain falls on a Dutch city. (14 mins.)
 
62.
All My Life (1966 Short Film)
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A 3 minute pan to the left. (3 mins.)
Director: Bruce Baillie
 
63.
Meanwhile (1999 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
64.
Bottle Rocket (1994 Short Film)
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The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house... (13 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
65.
Scorpio Rising (1964 Short Film)
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic... (28 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
66.
Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
67.
The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)
 
68.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
69.
Inside Rooms: 26 Bathrooms, London & Oxfordshire, 1985 (1985 Documentary)
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Greenaway's documentary short shows us...well, 26 bathrooms, some in use by their owners while we visit. Whee! (26 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
70.
Bezhin lug (1937 Short Film)
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A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society. (31 mins.)
 
71.
Ein Bild (1983 Documentary)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Harun Farocki
 
72.
China China (2007 Short Film)
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(19 mins.)
 
73.
Dimanche à Pekin (1956 Documentary)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
74.
Palindrome (1969 Short Film)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
75.
Spend It All (1972 Documentary)
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Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana. (41 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
76.
66 Scenes from America (1982 Documentary)
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As a visual narrative 66 scener fra America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is... (42 mins.)
Director: Jørgen Leth
 
77.
The Metaphor (1980 Documentary)
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A short documentary about painting. (36 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
78.
Il capo (2010 Documentary)
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Monte Bettogli, Carrara: in the marble quarries men and machines dig the mountain. The Chief manages... (15 mins.)
 
79.
Crossroads (1976 Short Film)
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The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion... (36 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
80.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
81.
Evidence (1995 Documentary)
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A haunting look at children watching television. (8 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
82.
A Day with the Boys (1969 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Clu Gulager
 
83.
Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (1970 Short Film)
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The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes. (34 mins.)
 
84.
Jamestown Baloos (1957 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
Director: Robert Breer
 
85.
The Reflecting Pool (1979 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Bill Viola
 
86.
Rendezvous (1976 Short Film)
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A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris. (9 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
87.
Pull My Daisy (1959 Short Film)
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment... (30 mins.)
 
88.
Der Lauf der Dinge (1987 Documentary)
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items... (30 mins.)
 
89.
Pas de deux (1968 Short Film)
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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals. (13 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
90.
Dog's Dialogue (1977 Short Film)
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A charming tale of murder, perversity and narrative echoes told through shots of barking dogs and a La jetée-like series of stills. (22 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
91.
Valparaiso (1964 Documentary)
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A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography... (34 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
92.
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992 Short Film)
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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists. (7 mins.)
Director: Joan C. Gratz
 
93.
Mosaik im Vertrauen (1955 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
94.
Allures (1961 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Jordan Belson
 
95.
Papillon d'amour (2004 Short Film)
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By subjecting fragments from the Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon to a mirror effect, Provost creates... (3 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Provost
 
96.
Intervals (1969 Short Film)
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A short film which has its emphasis on back street walls with peeling posters and the constant pedestrian traffic in the foreground... (7 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
97.
Go! Go! Go! (1964 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Marie Menken
 
98.
God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1967 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Dan McLaughlin
 
99.
Universal Citizen (1987 Short Film)
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Universal Citizen is a multifaceted personal travelogue that brings us to a real Universal Hotel, in Guatemala... (21 mins.)
Director: Peter Thompson
 
100.
In the Street (1948 Documentary)
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Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s. (16 mins.)