A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
The story of an emotionally detached backup dancer named Athena, who must return home to Florida to help care for her estranged father, Jack, after he gets diagnosed with cancer. There she must contend with Jack’s irresponsible lifestyle while looking after six year old Honey Bunny who is only beginning to grasp the err in Jack’s ways.
After losing sight in 1983, John Hull began keeping an audio diary, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative.
An epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s.
The film explores the vision behind the iconic American jazz record label. Since 1939, Blue Note artists have been encouraged to push creative boundaries in search of uncompromising expressions. Through current recording sessions, rare archive and conversations with iconic Blue Note artists, the film reveals an intimate perspective of a legacy that continues to be vital in today’s political climate.
Follows the relationship between a classical music critic and a country music star after a one night stand, which results in an unplanned pregnancy.
Shot along the California coastline, Notes I observes, ponders and listens. The permutable and drawing ocean submerges and provides a boundless space.
A sci-fi filmed in Mount Shasta, CA, Morro Bay, CA and Cape Romain, SC.
Optical sound film by Guy Sherwin
Optical sound film by Guy Sherwin
An intimate film by Hildegard Schmidt, edited and compiled by Peter Przygodda
Leon is a newcomer in gigantic Los Angeles, after he just broke up with Eva and left his past on the East Coast behind. This tentacular city happens to be a fertile ground for this young, lost and dreamless guy's neuroses. Director Laurier Fourniau has filmed Leon's downward spiral throughout the city of angels, always working with the tension of where "reality" stops and "fiction" starts.
Two blind neighbors discover each other through a shared musical interlude that shapes their path to happiness.
A multi-layered narrative drama about ordinary people and their struggles and joys with life. Blue Notes is composed of five tales about people who are "blue": a married man struggles by with depression; his son spends his days drifting; a young woman reacts to being abused by her partner; a heroin addict attempts to start a career in music; and a lonely man, bereft of family, looks for a way to connect with others.
Field Notes is an experimental documentary about the ghosts embedded in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. The film is structured as a visual and aural field guide to the ghosts spirits and jumbies througout the island. From personal tales about the soucouyant and lagahoo, to the ghosts of Trinidads past. Shot and finished on 16mm.
Broken Notes tells the story of James Sunderland, who receives a mysterious letter from his wife (who died three years ago because of leukemia), in order that he go to meet with her to town where they celebrated their honeymoon. Once there, strange events begin to succeed.
Huge numbers were placed there for life. Some were deemed hopeless cases, never to be part of society again. These were the patients and residents of New Zealand's 'Bins', the huge psychiatric hospitals that dotted the country up until the 90s. 'Mental Notes' tracks the intersecting stories of five remarkable New Zealanders. Their marginalised experiences form the backbone of a social history that many still feel uncomfortable to acknowledge.
Photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) went to the South Seas on a sailing ship in 1931 and 1932. Travel Notes (1932), is a 12 minute long series of scenes from the ocean trip, including a stop in Tahiti. Using 35mm motion picture film, Evans creates abstract compositions out of sails, rigging, and crew.
Between Notes is a modern-day musical about a depressed musician who develops a unique relationship with a girl who changes his perspective on life.