New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
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In October 1969, the Videofreex visited the home of wealthy political and social activist, Lucy Montgomery, as she was hosting the Black Panther Party of Chicago during one of their most fraught times – the period just after Chairman Bobby Seale was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: activism, african-american, documentation, interview, journalism, politics, social justice, television

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Eerily drifting through soft fades, superimposed images, close-ups, and visual feedback, this tape follows less a narrative structure and more a stringing together of seemingly random activities, set against two very different soundtracks. The video...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, gender, labor

Out of Kerr's Suitcase
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Memory in three acts. A boy opens his presents. Two men open a suitcase stuffed with photographs. An aging actress opens her heart to lost love and ancient rivalries.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: documentary, experimental film

2016 | 12:00
ON ESSEX ROAD
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A watchful dog in a confusion of reflected chairs begins and ends Cohen’s finely tuned observational portrait of London’s Essex St, and the inhabitants who work the shops and throng the pavement there. People hurrying, pausing, waiting or simply...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, architecture, city, documentary

Helianthus Corner Blues
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There is no better place to meet people than in the temporary community which gathers under a scant awning on a New York street in a downpour.  

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, city

MAGIC HEDGE
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The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the Northside of Chicago. Left to wander and observe, the viewer becomes aware of the park's open secret: men looking for fleeting sexual contacts within...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: blu-ray, chicago art, documentary, history, lgbtq, nature

Subatlantic
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Appealing concurrently in this video essay to various meanings of the term “Subatlantic”—a climatic phase beginning 2500 years ago, as well as the submerged regions of the Atlantic—Biemann immerses her camera deep in oceanic waters to ponder upon...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: environment, future, landscape, nature

HE WHO EATS CHILDREN
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A speculative portrait of a Dutchman living in the Surinamese jungle, fixing canoe motors, who is accused of eating the locals' children. “...and we Antilleans, we know only too well that – as they say in the islands – the black man has a fear of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: religion/spirituality

Some Dark Place
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"I have always explored the eerie, dark side of human nature."— Cecelia Condit

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, body, environment, magic, nature