Shorts 4: Avant-Garde | Denver Film Society

Shorts 4: Avant-Garde

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Shorts

93 min

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A tailored collection of our favorite avant-garde shorts.


Filmmakers will be in attendance for the 11/2 and 11/3 screenings of this short package


Sponsored by AOR, Liberty Global, Ratio Beerworks

Films in Program...

America

America

Rooted in New Orleans, this modern-day silent film challenges the idea of Black cinema as a new wave or movement, proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.

USA 2019 29 Min
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Animistica

Animistica

Animistica, forages around the borderlands of the horror genre. Immerse yourself in the darkness, revel in its creepiness, and celebrate the splendor of decay.

Austria 2018 7 Min
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Fiction/Non-Fiction

Fiction/Non-Fiction

A group of actors reflects on their most traumatic experiences. Then they take turns acting one another’s ordeals out.

USA 2019 12 Min
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Kingdom

Kingdom

The quiet atmosphere of the forest is undisturbed until a man comes along. Seemingly lost, he observes and explores it before he starts to fall apart.

Singapore 2019 6 Min
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Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us

Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us

The starting point for this colorful film is a letter from human rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil at a time when it was impossible for African Americans to travel there.

Ghana 2019 9 Min
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Slow Volumes

Slow Volumes

A study of passing time. Shot with a hand-built camera, 35mm film is drawn past a thin vertical aperture, organizing the image temporally. Familiar objects dissolve into abstract lines unless in motion, their shape determined not by their physical features but in the speed of their movement.

USA 2019 5 Min
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Stay Awake, Be Ready

Stay Awake, Be Ready

A mysterious conversation unfolds between three young men on a street corner. Meanwhile, there’s a traffic accident on a motorbike.

Vietnam 2019 14 Min
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Vever (For Barbara)

Vever (For Barbara)

Three filmmakers seek alternatives to power structures they’re inherently part of. This film grew out of projects abandoned by Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer; it’s shot at the furthest point of a motorcycle trip Hammer took to Guatemala in 1975.

Guatemala 2019 12 Min
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