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  • All the Memory in the World

    Composed entirely of clips from other movies, this essayistic video collage by Mike Olenick looks at photography and portraiture in cinema, presenting scenes from the likes of Vertigo, Fight Club, and Blow Out. more...
  • The Beaches of Agnes

    French filmmaker Agnes Varda returns to the guiding metaphor of The Gleaners and I (2000), her documentary about scavengers, though in this visually witty 2009 memoir she's poring over her own past and its artifacts—some of them people. more...
  • The Cry of Jazz & Chicago Blues

    A pairing of Edward Bland's The Cry of Jazz (showing in a newly preserved 35mm print) and Harley Cokeliss's 1972 documentary Chicago Blues, with appearances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and more. more...
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    Director Travis Wilkerson's documentary-essay film explores racism in America through the lens of his own family history after he discovers that his great-grandfather had shot a black man in Alabama in 1946. more...
  • Dreams Rewired

    Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this poetic essay film uses animation and clips from silent movies and early talkies to ponder the cultural effects of electronic communications. more...
  • The Eyes of Orson Welles

    Mark Cousins directed this UK documentary-essay film the explores celebrated filmmaker Orson Welles's creative vision, inspired by a recently-found collection of his early paintings and sketches. more...
  • Forgetting Vietnam

    Vietnamese-American filmmaker and professor Trinh T. Minh-ha directed this 2016 documentary-essay film, which reflects on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a particular focus on people living on the margins of Vietnamese society. more...
  • Ghosts in the Machine

    Produced by and featuring footage drawn from the Chicago-based Media Burn Independent Video Archive, this omnibus work by American and Russian filmmakers Lori Felker, Mikhail Zheleznikov, Dimitri Devyatkin, and Dmitrii Kalashnikov explores the theme of media manipulation and rivalry between the two nations. more...
  • Heart of a Dog

    Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog is not just a movie but a guided meditation, drawing viewers into a state of peaceful contemplation from which they can consider such subjects as death, loss, and unconditional love. more...
  • Histoire(s) du cinema

    Well over a decade in the making, this eight-part, 264-minute video (1998) is Jean-Luc Godard's magnum opus, but it's never been widely seen; Gaumont, which produced it, has never cleared the rights to its many film clips and artworks shown outside of France, and even there the commercial release has only monaural sound—a significant loss for a work that uses stereo so centrally. more...