Films: Experimental

Transit

  • 2015
  • 2h

A nomadic programme of artists' film screenings produced by Marcus Jack. Episode 2: The Lens is a Lyric is screened in a van outside Govanhill Baths.

Future My Love

  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • UK, Sweden
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Maja Borg
  • UK release: 15 November 2013

This experimental documentary explores the solutions to the financial collapse as proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco.

Chernozem (Black Earth) and Renegade Maskerrade

  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Judd Brucke

85A present this dark experimental industrial horror followed by their Renegrade Maskerrade – an evening of performance, live music and DJ's featuring Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers.

Continuity

  • 2012
  • Germany
  • 41min
  • Directed by: Omer Fast
  • Cast: Iris Böhm, André Hennicke

Experimental short from Berlin-based artist Omer Fast.

Differently, Molussia (anders, Molussien)

  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h 21min
  • Directed by: Nicolas Rey
  • Cast: Peter Hoffmann

Drawing on a text by German philosopher Günther Anders, these nine short, individually titled films make an imaginary documentary about Molussia, a fictional totalitarian country invented to represent the dystopia of fascism. Paradoxical but full of feeling the segments are shown in a different order each screening.

Buenas noches, España

  • 2011
  • Spain, Philippines
  • 1h 10min
  • Directed by: Raya Martin
  • Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Andrés Gertrúdix

An experimental psychedelic road movie by one of the new Philippine cinema’s youngest and most acclaimed directors. The film addresses the shared history of Spain and the Philippines through the idea of time travel. 'The future of political cinema'. (Phil Coldiron, Moving Image Source).

Sleepless Nights Stories

  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Jonas Mekas
  • Written by: Jonas Mekas
  • Cast: Raimund Abraham, Marina Abramovic, Björk

Mekas's homage to insomnia, an affliction he suffers himself.

The Suburban Trilogy

  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 11min
  • Directed by: Abigail Child

Three films about girlhood and the immigrant dream. Veteran found footage filmmaker Abigail Child is well known for her radical reworking of established cinematic and cultural codes through an idiosyncratic use of montage and disjunctions of sound and image. This feature-length project renews these concerns with three…

Chain

  • 2004
  • US, Germany
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Jem Cohen
  • Cast: Miho Nikaido, Mira Billotte and Tarik O'Regan

A thought-provoking look at contemporary urban life, with a soundtrack by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Decasia

  • 2002
  • US
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Bill Morrison

Composed entirely of found, decaying footage, this experimental film is a meditation on the process of filmmaking during the silent era of cinema. Incorporating inspiring and haunting imagery, it seeks to present the fragile nature of old nitrate film but also human endeavour.

The Sea that Thinks

  • 2000
  • Netherlands
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Gert de Graaff
  • Cast: Bart Klever, Devika Strooker

Experimental film full of amazing optical illusions, following a writer as he struggles to develop an idea for a film.

Train of Shadows

  • 1997
  • Spain
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: José Luis Guerín
  • Written by: José Luis Guerín
  • Cast: Jessica Andrieu, Anne Céline Auche, Juliette Gautier

Experimental homage to the origins of film, set in the 1920s.

<–-> (aka Back and Forth)

  • 1969
  • Canada
  • 52min
  • Directed by: Michael Snow
  • Cast: Allan Kaprow

Tarzan and Jane Regained … Sort Of

  • 1964
  • US
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Andy Warhol
  • Cast: Irving Blum, James Bridges, Brooke Hayward

Experimental film from Mr Warhol, following Jane and Tarzan around Hollywood.

Flaming Creatures

  • 1963
  • US
  • 45min
  • Directed by: Jack Smith
  • Cast: Francis Francine, Sheila Bick, Joel Markman

A graphically sexual experimental film from Smith, deemed 'obscene' upon its release by a New York Criminal Court.