Latest Titles With Ken Jacobs


2. Ulysses in the Subway (2017)

59 min

6.1
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Directors: Marc Downie, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Paul Kaiser

Votes: 9

3. I'm Telling You (2016)

Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short

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Two men talk on the Lower East Side.

Director: Ken Jacobs

4. The Guests (I) (2014)

73 min

6.3
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 7

5. Edgar Allan Bro (2014)

Short, Comedy

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Directors: William Brown, David Kuskie | Stars: Christopher Hedrick, Jacob McAlister, Ken Jacobs, Meg Barrett

6. Canopy (2014)

5 min | Short

6.7
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 9

7. What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson

Votes: 222

8. Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012)

68 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Friedl Bondy, James Broughton, William S. Burroughs, Richard Foreman

Votes: 70

10. Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)

114 min

6.9
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54 Metascore

A stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, galleries, bars and clubs.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Raimund Abraham, Marina Abramovic, Björk, Thomas Boujut

Votes: 74

11. Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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What is experimental film, and why is it called that? Artists and poet working in celluloid since before WWI have always found themselves in a no man's land. Excluded both from the art ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Chodorov | Stars: Pip Chodorov, Ken Jacobs, Hans Richter, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 260

12. Seeking the Monkey King (2011)

40 min | Short

6.0
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 31

13. Green Wave (2011)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Consciousness reflects on unconsciousness, the latter often represented by the ocean. Here we have an ocean wave different from the others, singled out by the camera and headed for fame, ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

14. The Pushcarts leave Eternity Street (2011)

13 min | Short

7.8
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Early 20th-century street vendors push their carts loaded with vegetables. It is time for them to go. Little by little, the viewer discovers fragments of the film of that reduced space in ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 6

15. A Loft (2011)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ken Jacobs

16. Jonas Mekas in Kodachrome Days (2009)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Using his trademark flicker method, Ken Jacobs pays homage to the oldest brand of color film, Kodak (whose production was discontinued in 2009) and to Jonas Mekas, who managed to breathe life into Kodak.

Director: Ken Jacobs | Star: Jonas Mekas

17. His Favourite Wife Improved (2009)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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The films shows how a storm in New York can influence - and improve - the TV broadcast of a film featuring Cary Grant.

Director: Ken Jacobs

18. Walkway (2009)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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A serpentine path through the woods turns on itself threateningly. Two perspectives operate here, enmeshed with each other, making for a vibrant film straddling both 2-D and 3-D.

Director: Ken Jacobs

19. Momma's Man (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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84 Metascore

A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart after an imposed stay in his own parents' loft.

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: Matt Boren, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Dana Varon

Votes: 566

20. Return to the Scene of the Crime (2008)

93 min

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Director: Ken Jacobs

21. Gift of Fire: Nineteen (Obscure) Frames that Changed the World (2008)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Nineteen film frames remain of artist and inventor Louis Le Prince's 1888 movie of Leeds Bridge, here seen in stereo. A six-foot-four man among a five-foot-five population, he "vanished" on... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

22. Hot Dogs at the Met (2008)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Stereo photos from the 1970s are digitally animated with 3-D effects to be seen without spectacles. The computer, considering location, emulates a painting technique. Featuring Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Flo Jacobs, and Azazel.

Director: Ken Jacobs

23. Capitalism: Slavery (2007)

3 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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An experimental short film of an antiqued image of cotton pickers which is animated.

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 117

24. Razzle Dazzle (2007)

92 min

6.3
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 72

25. New York Ghetto Fishmarket 1903 (2007)

132 min

7.0
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 6

26. Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from... See full summary »

Director: Mary Jordan | Stars: Jack Smith, Nayland Blake, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad

Votes: 159

27. Notes on Marie Menken (2006)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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61 Metascore

A look at avant-garde filmmaker Marie Menken.

Director: Martina Kudlácek | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Leslie

Votes: 42

28. Capitalism: Child Labor (2006)

14 min | Short

6.9
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 27

29. Two Wrenching Departures (2006)

90 min

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Director: Ken Jacobs

30. Ontic Antics Starring Laurel and Hardy; Bye, Molly! (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min

5.0
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Originally a live Nervous System work (presented using a special film-projection contrivance that wife Flo and I would set up here and there), it hurt us that these were ephemeral works. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 5

31. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.8
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71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,274

32. Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise (2005)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

6.4
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In Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise its story is told by director Ken Jacobs but without the conventional storyline. Using a modified magic lantern, an early type of image projector ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 36

33. Incendiary Cinema (2005)

1 min | Short

5.3
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 24

34. Krypton Is Doomed (2005)

34 min | Short

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Director: Ken Jacobs

35. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 10,359

36. Star Spangled to Death (2004)

402 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Director: Ken Jacobs | Stars: Jack Smith, Jerry Sims, Gib Taylor, Bill Carpenter

Votes: 116

37. Circling Zero: We See Absence (2002 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Ken Jacobs

38. Life and Debt (2001)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director: Stephanie Black | Stars: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler, Michael Manley

Votes: 906 | Gross: $0.24M

39. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

7.8
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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.04M

40. Birth of a Nation (1997)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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Mekas leads an archival avant-garde, a fast-paced parade of 160 underground film people he captured on film over four decades, described as, "160 portraits or rather appearances, sketches ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Kenneth Anger, Michel Auder, Bruce Baillie

Votes: 55

41. Disorient Express (1996)

30 min | Short

7.1
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 12

42. The Georgetown Loop (1996)

11 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 41

43. Jonas in the Desert (1994)

130 min | Documentary

6.7
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Not a documentary in the strictest sense of the word. Rather, it is a journey through the world of the artist Jonas Mekas - one of the exponents of independent U.S. movies; founder and director of the New York Anthology Film Archive.

Director: Peter Sempel | Stars: Diahnne Abbott, Kenneth Anger, Jochen Arbeit, Stanley Bard

Votes: 61

44. Opening the Nineteenth Century: 1896 (1991)

9 min | Short

8.9
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 8

45. Keaton's Cops (1991)

23 min | Short

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Avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs presents Buster Keaton's short silent comedy Cops (1922) as his own work by blacking-out approximately the top three-fourths or four-fifths of the frame.

Director: Ken Jacobs

46. Perfect Film (1986)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 17

47. New York Framed (1986 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary

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Director: Keith Griffiths | Stars: Lizzie Borden, Shirley Clarke, J. Hoberman, Peter B. Hutton

48. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 578

49. Conversations with History (1982– )

Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Harry Kreisler, Tariq Ali, Sadako Ogata, Beth Cary

Votes: 5

50. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)

178 min | Documentary

7.9
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Artist-writer-poet-filmmaker Jonas Mekas documents his early years building a life and discovering an arts community in New York.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Peter Beard, Ed Emshwiller, Ken Jacobs, Adolfas Mekas

Votes: 210

51. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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A film diary divided into three episodes. The first part reflects Jonas Mekas of his time as emigrant in 50th century New York, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 491

52. Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)

Not Rated | 177 min | Documentary

7.8
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A chronogical about life including self, family, friend, couple and idol in 6 reels

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Timothy Leary, Ed Emshwiller, Franz Fuenstler, Jack Smith

Votes: 407

53. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969)

Not Rated | 115 min

6.3
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Ghosts! Cine-recordings of the vivacious doings of persons long dead. Preservation of their memory ceases at the edges of the frame.

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 168

54. Window (1964)

12 min | Short

5.8
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Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 40

55. Blonde Cobra (1963)

33 min | Short

3.1
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A man fondles objects, looks at himself in the mirror, poses in different clothes, smiles and makes faces at the camera while his voice on the soundtrack speaks of his despair, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs | Stars: Ken Jacobs, Jack Smith

Votes: 562

56. Scotch Tape (1963)

3 min | Short

5.0
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A black and white short filming three men rummaging through a group of destroyed buildings.

Director: Jack Smith | Stars: Reese Haire, Ken Jacobs, Jerry Sims

Votes: 185

57. The Death of P'town (1963)

7 min | Short

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Director: Ken Jacobs

58. Baud'larian Capers (1962)

30 min | Short

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Director: Ken Jacobs

59. Little Stabs at Happiness (1960)

15 min | Short

5.1
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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, while the man abuses a doll in various ways. In "They Stopped to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 326

60. The Alps and the Jews (1957)

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Director: Ken Jacobs

61. Orchard Street (1955)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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This short film documents the daily life of the goings-on on Orchard Street, a commercial street in the Lower East Side New York City. It is a bustling street with an eclectic mix of both ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 55