Experimental

Experimental

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Experimental
  • half-light

    In 2027, the government enforces a revolutionary law that disables all tech devices at sundown in order to enhance civilians' well-being. Erin O’Connor directs ‘half-light,” a patient, future-fiction character study that observes a young woman amidst this tech-free world. We encounter the 20-year...

  • Total Transportation

    Wading through a sea of memories, a young real estate agent attempts to do her job. “Total Transportation,” directed by Boothe Carlson, is an experimental oddity where cryptic anecdotes disrupt a recorded apartment tour. As our tour begins, it becomes apparent that we’ll be seeing more into the a...

  • xx_luv.kitten_xx

    Hustling up quick cash and alienating her loved ones, a struggling Twitch streamer stops at nothing to make it to an influencer meetup at Buffalo Wild Wings. Bobby McCoy directs “xX_luv.kitten_Xx,” an uncomfortably current character study that captures a type of youthful desperation that amalgam...

  • Recovery

    When User's world sim is compromised, a customer service AI walks him through a perplexing account recovery process. “Recovery,” directed by Nick Lane, blurs reality and the digital world through a hyperactive first person POV. After a failed log-in attempt, our User turns to assistance from an e...

  • This Could Be Heaven

    In spaces designed to be merely tolerated, a group of people engage in a series of uncanny and disconnected interactions. “This Could Be Heaven,” directed by Hope Green, uses a surreal framework to turn the mundane into the miraculous via office buildings, supermarket parking lots, dollar store a...

  • “(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”

    From the desktop screen of a 2004 computer, a child dissociates into conspiracy sites, malware, porn, and anon forums. ““(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”,” directed by Haydon Mayer, takes us through deep corners of the world wide web and slowly away from reality. Greeting us in what se...

  • Blue Summer

    The screening event for a debut indie feature gets turbulent. Allie Viti and Zach Schiffman present “Blue Summer,” a purported document of the technical and natural disasters that occur during the screening of their first feature film. Amongst a sold-out audience of eager indie film watchers, eve...

  • Semen Retention For A Better Tomorrow

    A feminine being reflects on a dispiriting sexual experience. Alexandra Neuman directs “Semen Retention For A Better Tomorrow,” a claymation musical that displays a colorful landscape of flora and fauna while reckoning with the patriarchy and the climate crisis. After making love, the woman refle...

  • River One

    The first river returns to Earth on a holographic tour. Robert Sommerlad directs “River One,” the story of a post-natural future told through 2D animation and an ambient being’s narration. Announcing the grand return of a river, exhibited for the first time to a young generation, the film weaves ...

  • A Reason to be Larry

    A high-schooler named Larry tries to embrace the harsh reality that he may never be one of the “Great Larrys.” Oszkar Nosek directs “A Reason to be Larry,” a surreal character study of a young man trying to conceptualize his persona. Larry struggles to find confidence toward his own name, especia...

  • Redbirds

    A supercut compilation of an early 2000’s New York City. Nicolas Umpierrez compiles “Redbirds,” a poignant found-footage piece gathering clips from various YouTube accounts. Although simple in its technical aspect, Umpierrez’s film memorializes the scenes of a short-lived moment in time — the be...

  • ecologics

    A young narrator fixates on old office buildings and discarded ways of life, experiencing some form of nostalgia for something they never experienced. Lauren Koo directs “ecologics,” an experimental video poem that explores the liminal spaces and dissonances of human work life, technological adva...

  • Oh Dear Lord What is Wrong with Your Face?

    A young adult must navigate the trials and tribulations of life and rejection from parents after shedding their skin. Asreen Zangana directs “Oh Dear Lord What is Wrong With Your Face?” a Super 8 black-and-white film looking at familial relationships through body horror. Surrounded with ominous m...

  • Circus 196977

    For one night only, a raggedy group of circus performers are upended by a train crash and stranded in Walpole, Maine. In “Circus 196977,” a mysterious documentarian encounters the group in a large barn and tracks their medley of song and dance. The film features avant-garde dance sequences paired...

  • Eight to Five

    An office worker calls into a radio show to set the record straight about the nine to five work day. Sasha Lebedeva’s two-minute film, “Eight to Five,” observes an unsettled man during his lunch break airing a grievance about the Dolly Parton song/film, “9 to 5,” and the “real business world.” Co...

  • Continuity of Parks

    A glance at the day-to-day happenings and peculiar inhabitants of a park in Russia. Zhenia Kazankina directs “Continuity of Parks,” a 16mm experimental piece shaping Greek mythological figures into everyday park-goers. Hecate looks for Cerberus after leaving it off-leash; the Moirae gossip while ...

  • Areyouwinningson?

    The chat-room of an online porn-forum transforms into a techno-feudal court. Dana Greenleaf directs “Areyouwinningson?,” where private chats and searches personify into a 3D cyberspace. Subjects of his kingdom, the users, come to a mysterious ruler, a forum admin, to seek their fetishistic desire...

  • Sweethart

    Dawn has troublesome sex with her lover and childhood friend. Charlie Stuip directs “Sweethart,” an experimental narrative piece following a couple in their 20s as they encounter disconnects in the bedroom. When Dawn’s boyfriend, Mike, struggles to satisfy her desires for a rougher kind of sex, D...

  • A Void

    While working as a caretaker at an old concert hall, a young woman begins to experience an otherworldly presence. “A Void,” directed by Dominique van Olm, is an eerie mood piece that simmers in the realm of the unknown. Seemingly withdrawing from her normal life, Julia completes her duties around...

  • The Windmill of Death

    Wandering through the Portuguese countryside, two brothers add a third companion to their travels after coming across a missing-person sign. George Daniell directs “The Windmill of Death,” a playfully ragged DIY adventure film filled with surreal flourishes and lo-fi style points. Dead Eye is a d...

  • Gwendoline

    Roaming through rural France on their tandem bike, young post-punk musicians look for an audience and a name for their band. “Gwendoline,” directed by Joaquim Bayle, is a beautifully shot musical odyssey in 16mm black-and-white film that’s both bleak and lighthearted. On the road desperately seek...

  • Still Life

    In this morbid yet poetic look at the moments after death, the world keeps moving beyond the last breaths of a series of individuals. Aaron Salazar directs “Still Life," a beautifully framed exploration of life and death filled with striking landscapes littered with lifeless bodies. Wheels keep s...

  • A New York Muse

    On a bender through the clubs, poetry readings, hotel rooms, and bars of NYC, the self-proclaimed ‘Audrey Hepburn of the Lower East Side’ hops around in search of love, cigarettes, wine, or whatever else keeps the train moving. The edgy video blog, “A New York Muse,” directed by Nicole Crowley, t...

  • I'm At Home

    The host of a children's television show starts experiencing burnout after needing to force creativity every day. “I’m At Home,” directed by and starring Philip Thompson, is a lo-fi vision of artistic fatigue that starts off all smiles before beginning to disintegrate. An artist and performer nam...