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Michael Robinson, The Dark, Krystle
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The cabin is on fire! Krystle can't stop crying, Alexis won't stop drinking, and the fabric of existence hangs in the balance, again and again and again. – MR

"The Dark, Krystle brilliantly re-purposes the artificiality of stock gesture,...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: camp, media analysis, television

Jessie Mott + 1 other
2013 | 04:13
Jessie Mott & Steve Reinke, A Day for Cake and Accidents
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A Day for Cake and Accidents features a cast of animal characters -- each of a different, though often indeterminate, species -- who struggle with impending astrological despair and engage in absurdist dialogs, confessing various...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, animation, body, chicago art, humor

ownerbuilt
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Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing aftermath destroyed Noel's community and home. He is rebuilding, and as he rebuilds, he evokes the past through the enlistment of his personal archives. His memories are complicated by the tragic events that...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, animation, performance, race

The Sun Glows Over the Mountains
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A wistful film on the love of homeland.

Video artist Nurit Sharett recounts her childhood memories and converses with her Palestine-born parents who grew up in the British Mandate years.  They both took part in realizing the Zionist...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: blu-ray, documentary, family, jewish, middle east, politics

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