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.


A weeklong, episodic live-streamed landscape film that attempts to reimagine the genre of a road movie in Hong Kong. Each of the seven short films begin at exactly at the moment of the official…

Mike Kuchar

Uncertain Futures

2023 | 00:11:30

Are Reese and Ryan in "God's Eden," – or is it "Darwin's Jungle" they populate?

The pieces comprising Germán Bobe: Early Works express romantic exuberance painted in the electric vibrancy of cathode rays as well as longing restraint illuminated in soft sepia-tones…

Peng Zuqiang

Sight Leak

2022 | 00:12:15

The moon, the sometimes dark street, trees, it's warm […] at last, a certain eroticism possible (that of the warm night).” When Roland…

Peng Zuqiang

The Cyan Garden

2022 | 00:08:05

The Cyan Garden considers the limits of giving form to the past which cannot cohere into memory. In part filmed on ‘Lucky', a discontinued b&w 16mm film reel stock…

Peng Zuqiang

Keep in Touch

2020 | 00:13:58

Emerging from one reel of Super 8 film and a brief prompt given to a group of friends, Keep in Touch gestures a sense of being together-in-difference…

Peng Zuqiang


2019 | 01:19:31

A portrait that follows Nan, my uncle who lives with his elderly parents, during the last two years that the three share the same house together. In long, tightly framed shots, a picture emerg-es…

This video-lament for Mother Earth is a collaboration among Jim Barbaro, sound; Tobe Carey, cinematography and video editing; and Brenda Hutchinson playing a long tube.

"Made right…

Yon and Payola find themselves in a Victorian conservatory. They are companionable, disoriented and petulant––they whip wildly through these disembodied states. Payola reads an excerpt of their…

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán) is a Mexican film collective founded in 2012 to dismantle the commercial and corporate audiovisual grammar and…

This are the scattered fragments, the scattered mineral fragments in its oceanic evolution, an intermittent becoming of geological massiveness. The mineral geology under the spell of an scattered…

Bob Snyder

One Year Dark

2022 | 00:03:43

A nocturnal COVID-19 memoir. 

Piano assemblage and image sequencing by Bob Snyder. Images by Sara Livingston.