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.
Richard Fung
2018 | 40:19
Richard Fung, Nang by Nang

Nang has lived outside the box. Born in a Trinidadian village in 1934, she grew up poor, illegitimate, mixed-race and female, but she survived by defying convention. She left the first of five husbands ...

 

Liz/James/Stillholes (2005/2017), Liz Rosenfeld

An exploration of cruising glory holes, feminism, and general queer frustration.

 

Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman, Robin Deacon

“We lose good artists to the past all the time because their work was ephemeral, or difficult, or fashion wasn’t on their side. The performance artist Stuart Sherman, who died of AIDS in 2001, was a...

 

John Smith
2017 | 01:12
Jour de Fete, John Smith

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. (Matthew 5:38-40)

 

Song For Europe, John Smith

On December 1st 1990, watched by the world's media, construction worker Graham Fagg of Dover climbed through a hole in a chalk wall 40 metres below the seabed of the English Channel, shook the hand of Philippe Cozette of Calais and...

 

John Smith
2016 | 03:38
Who Are We?, John Smith

On June 23rd, 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. Who Are We? is a re-working of material from a BBC television debate transmitted a few weeks earlier.

 

The Drunkard's Lament, Jim Finn

An epistolary, musical reimagining of Wuthering Heights by Branwell Brontë — the tubercular, alcoholic and opium-addicted brother of Emily Brontë. When Branwell — the ne’er-do-well,...

 

The Alphabet Garden, Mike Kuchar

His face is strong and seems unaffected by the trials in his life — however it is nothing but a mask — skin is what he hides behind.

 

Wendy Clarke, One on One: Arnold and Ahneva

Featuring Arnold and Ahneva from Wendy Clarke's One on One video series, this video dialogue deeply connects the pair through discussion of Black brother and sisterhood. The two find comfort in sharing their own creative individualities...