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1.
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.)
 
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Manhatta (1921 Documentary)
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This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors. (11 mins.)
 
3.
The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928 Short Film)
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only... (11 mins.)
 
4.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 Short Film)
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A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher... (13 mins.)
 
5.
Lot in Sodom (1933 Short Film)
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Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies... (28 mins.)
 
6.
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
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New York beat cronies slumbering through Harry Smith, Burroughs and Ginsberg, University Columbia, Colombia... (66 mins.)
Director: Harry Smith
 
7.
Early Abstractions (1987 Short Film)
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An anthology of Harry Smith's films 1-5, 7, and 10, unfortunately without the divisions clearly marked. (23 mins.)
Director: Harry Smith
 
8.
Tarantella (1940 Short Film)
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Abstract animation illustrates Edwin Gerschefski's modernist composition. Two dots - one blue and one orange - appear most often... (4 mins.)
 
9.
Rose Hobart (1936 Short Film)
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Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart. (19 mins.)
 
10.
Moods of the Sea (1942 Short Film)
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A recently unearthed experimental documentary of the crashing sea set to Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave."... (10 mins.)
 
11.
Rythmetic (1956 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
 
12.
At Land (1946 Short Film)
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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
 
13.
Fireworks (1947 Short Film)
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Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up). (20 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
14.
Cat's Cradle (1959 Short Film)
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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
 
15.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954 Short Film)
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A Slavonic Mass by Leos Jancek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome... (38 mins.)
Director: Anger
 
16.
Bridges-Go-Round (1958 Short Film)
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Essential, integral experimental work from the late 1950s is an incredible dance of montage and super-imposition... (4 mins.)
Director: Shirley Clarke
 
17.
The Brig (1964)
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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
 
18.
Geography of the Body (1943 Short Film)
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A quotation from Aristophanes, "The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love," precedes views of a man and a woman's bodies... (7 mins.)
Director: Willard Maas
 
19.
Mechanics of Love (1955 Short Film)
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A film poem; a zither plays. A woman lies naked in bed. A man removes his clothes, joins her, and they kiss... (7 mins.)
 
20.
Visual Variations on Noguchi (1945 Short Film)
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A voice occasionally says a word or two: "on the sidewalk" or "lithium" or a woman's name. A hand-held camera frames parts of sculptures... (4 mins.)
Director: Marie Menken
 
21.
Fragment of Seeking (1946 Short Film)
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A man seeks to find himself by exploring his sexuality. (16 mins.)
 
22.
The Cage (1947 Short Film)
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A soundless film starts in a studio: an artist sits, a nude stands; a page burns, paper cutouts appear... (28 mins.)
Director: Sidney Peterson
 
23.
On the Bowery (1956 Documentary)
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At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out... (65 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
 
24.
A Movie (1958 Short Film)
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions. (12 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
25.
Flaming Creatures (1963)
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With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio. (45 mins.)
Director: Jack Smith
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Flicker (1965 Short Film)
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This film consists of alternating black and white frames. (30 mins.)
Director: Tony Conrad
 
28.
Zorns Lemma (1970 Documentary)
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A rhythmically edited alphabet composed of street and shop signs shot in New York City and other elements is gradually replaced by repeated seemingly abstract shots in this influential structuralist film. (60 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
29.
Little Stabs at Happiness (1960 Short Film)
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A film in four parts. In "In the Room", a man and a woman in outlandish garb are sitting in a claw-foot bathtub smoking... (15 mins.)
Director: Ken Jacobs
 
30.
Serene Velocity (1970 Short Film)
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An experimental short film which shows a time-lapse in the basement hallway of a Binghamton University building. (23 mins.)
Director: Ernie Gehr