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.


"Despite the didactic promise of its title, Carl Elsaesser’s new film will not teach you how to complete this obscure action. The phrase itself, at once ridiculous and noble, is pleasure…

Cam Archer

Oh Paulo

2024 | 00:16:00

After unintentionally leaving a boy named Paulo out of his frame, middle-aged filmmaker Cam Archer ruminates on what else is missing, and how to split from what's familiar.

Cam Archer

Cam's Mementos

2023 | 00:12:00

To better understand what he has, filmmaker Cam Archer revisits former subjects, rephotographs them, and seeks new inspiration.

Cam Archer

His Image

2021 | 00:15:00

Grieving the recent death of his father, filmmaker Cam Archer distracts himself with the regular photographing of a particular young man.

Part of shamanic materialism and the aesthetic of trance. 

We are still here. We the birds. Part of hauntology Film Archives and shamanic materialism. 

A tribute to movement in resistance. Part of shamanic materialism. 

An audiovisual being who has the power to shape shift. Part of shamanic materialism. 


Chicago Sex Change: 2002-2008, is a collection of nine short videos by Angelo Madsen Minax. Coming from a music and visual art…

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska — or the Indian Pipe Plant — used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have…

Moments of resistance are collapsed and woven together; from documentation of the Indigenous led occupation of Alcatraz, to the reclamation of Cahokia and the repatriation of the ancestors, to one…

Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer is a two-channel synchronized video installation. A composite of the two channels presented side by side in one video is available from Video Data…