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.
Philo T. Farnsworth Video Obelisk, Skip Sweeney

“Video is a fugitive medium,” said Getty Research Institute’s Glenn R. Phillips, and he should know. As curator for California Video, a 2008 at the Getty Museum, he enjoyed the luxury of a massive archive produced during the 1960s,...

 

Ascensor, Adrian Garcia Gomez

Ascensor is an exploration of grief, longing and mysticism through a queer lens. It documents a syncretic ritual that culls from the magical reverberations in Mexican culture to process the unexpected loss of a dear friend. The...

 

La Mesa, Adrian Garcia Gomez

La Mesa explores the intersections of memory, identity and queer desire. It recreates fragmented and romanticized stories of a childhood in rural Mexico as told by the artist’s father. These disjointed vignettes are interwoven with...

 

Mikveh, Adrian Garcia Gomez

In this reinterpretation of the mikveh — a purifying ritual bath performed by Jewish brides about to marry — the filmmaker and his husband’s immersions are disrupted by a government who refuses to recognize their marriage. While the couple is...

 

Thoughts and Feelings, Mike Kuchar

Thoughts and Feelings is comprised of five short works which are a part of Mike Kuchar's ongoing Soul Searching Series. Each episode is designed with reflective, meditative, and philosophical tones, expressing the emotional and...

 

Kent Lambert
2019 | 04:33
RECKONING 7, Kent Lambert

RECKONING 7 is something of an instrumental interlude between longer, denser episodes of the RECKONING series, which is now being made and released "out of order.” Through an ...

 

Vever (for Barbara), Deborah Stratman

A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her reach to a subject she is outside of. Vever grew out of the abandoned film projects of...

 

Frédéric Moffet
2018 | 09:00
Horsey, Frédéric Moffet

An allegory recycling images from the past, still relevant to the present moment.

“Horses are lucky, they’re stuck with the war same as us, but nobody expects them to be in favor of it, to pretend to believe in it.”

— Louis-...

 

Oli Rodriguez + 1 other
2018 | 24:00
Lyndale, Oli Rodriguez

LYNDALE is a story of shifting family dynamics, told through the relationship of two brothers. Shot on ten different video formats, this experimental documentary is both the story of a Chicago family, and a record of the digital...