FILMS SEEN, 2017

All films from U.S.A. unless otherwise specified.

(- seen on video; / repeat viewing; [p] paracinema (installation, etc.); [s] short, under 30 minutes; [m] medium length, 30-69 min; * grade changed upon repeat viewing; \ repeat viewing of something I walked out of or fell asleep during)

 

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JANUARY

-Malaise (Don Levy, U.K., 1963) [s]

-Always Shine (Sophia Takal) [4]

-City in Flames (Schmelzdahin, West Germany, 1984) [s]

-Sakura, Sakura (Ute Aurand, Germany / Japan) [s] [7]

-Granular Film - Beirut (Charles-André Coderre, Canada / Lebanon) [s] [6]

-River in Castle (Sandy Ding, China / Croatia) [s] [6]

-From False to Legal in One Take (Diego Lama, Peru) [s] [5]

-Calypso (Annalisa D. Quagliata, U.S. / Mexico) [s] [7]

\Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) [7]

-The Dunce (Paul Vecchiali, France) [7]

-Sine in the Canyon, Sine in the Sea by Kelly Gabron (Cauleen Smith) [s] [6]

-Gulf (Dan Browne, Canada) [s] [6]

-Bloopers (Karissa Hahn) [s] [5]

-Havarie (Philip Scheffner, Germany) [7]

-Cosmos (Andrzej Zulawski, France / Portugal) [8]

-Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens) [7]

-This Bogeyman (Pere Ginard, Spain) [s] [7]

-Mirage (Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Iran / Ireland) [s] [7]

-Prospector (Talena Sanders, U.S. / India) [s] [7]

-L'en-Dedans (Inside the Inside) (Philippe Cote, France, 2002) [s]

-Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, Colombia / Venezuela / Argentina) [W/O] (0:32)

-Cinema Novo (Eryk Rocha, Brazil) [4]

/-Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks, 2008)

/-Sakura, Sakura (Ute Aurand, Germany / Japan) [s] [7]

/-Mirage (Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Iran / Ireland) [s] [7]

-Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) [7]

-Where the Chocolate Mountains (Pat O'Neill) [m] [7]

/-About Time (Richard Curtis, U.K., 2013)

-HyperNormalisation (Adam Curtis, U.K.) [4]

-Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan) [6]

/-Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, France) [8]

-Walk-Through (Redmond Entwistle, U.K., 2012) [s]

-El Mar La Mar (J.P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonnetta, U.S. / Mexico) [7]

-Somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel) [m] [4]

-Lantern (Joshua Bonnetta) [s] [6]

-La La Land (Damien Chazelle) [5]

-Indignation (James Schamus, U.S. / China) [7]

/-26 Pulse Wrought - (Film for Rewinds) - Vol. 1 - Windows for Recursive Triangulation (Andrew Busti, 2014) [s]

/-26 Pulse Wrought - (Film for Rewinds) - Vol. 3 - Parallel Beams or the Ineffable Inefficiency of Words (Andrew Busti) [s] [6]

/-Process Red (Hollis Frampton, 1966) [s]

-Kaili Blues (Bi Gan, China) [7]

\-The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, South Korea) [5]

/-Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Craig Baldwin, 1992) [m]

/-Ballet Mécanique (Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, France, 1924) [s]

/-The Man With the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, U.S.S.R., 1929)

-Silence (Martin Scorsese, U.S. / Taiwan / Mexico) [7]

-Deportation (Avi Mograbi, Israel, 1989) [s]

-Split (M. Night Shyamalan) [6]

-Behemoth (Zhao Liang, China / France / Switzerland) [6]

-In The Jungle (Stephanie Barber) [m] [6]

 

FEBRUARY

/-Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel, France / Spain, 1929) [s]

/-Rose Hobart (Jospeh Cornell, 1936) [s]

/-Report (Bruce Conner, 1967) [s]

/-passage á l'acte (Martin Arnold, Austria, 1993) [s]

/Around & About (Gary Hill, 1980) [s]

/-NOEMA (Scott Stark, 1998) [s]

-My Life As a Zucchini (Claude Barras, Switzerland / France) [7]

-The Red Turtle (Michaël Dudok de Wit, France / Belgium / Japan) [4]

-Fuddy Duddy (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria) [s] [tentative 7]

-Fajr (Lois Patiño, Spain / Morocco) [s] [5]

-About Ray (Gaby Dellal) [6]

/-Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943) [s]

/-The Lead Shoes (Sidney Peterson, 1949) [s]

/-Pas de Deux (Norman McLaren, Canada, 1968) [s]

/-Light Is Waiting (Michael Robinson, 2007) [s]

-Joanne (Simon Fujiwara, U.K.) [s] [4]

/-Fireworks (Kenneth Anger, 1947) [s]

-The Black Tower (John Smith, U.K., 1987) [s]

/-The End (Christopher Maclaine, 1953) [s]

-Skip Tracer (Zane Dalen, Canada, 1977)

-Kedi (Ceyda Torun, Turkey) [7]

-Strange Lines and Distances (Joshua Bonnetta, Canada, 2012) [s]

-American Colour (Joshua Bonnetta, Canada, 2011) [s]

-Remanence III (Joshua Bonnetta, Canada, 2013) [s]

-Carte de Visite (Ernie Gehr, U.S. / Austria, 2003) [s]

-Incendiary Cinema (Ken Jacobs, U.S. / Austria, 2005) [s]

/-(nostalgia) (Hollis Frampton, 1971) [m]

/-Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Craig Baldwin, 1992) [m]

-Autumn, Autumn (Jang Woo-jin, South Korea) [7]

-Paraguay Remembered (Dominique Dubosc, France / Paraguay) [6]

-The Challenge (Yuri Ancarani, Italy / France / Switzerland) [7]

-Harmonica (Larry Gottheim, 1971) [s]

-Mnemosyne Mother of Muses (Larry Gottheim, 1987) [s]

-High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1968)

-On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sangsoo, South Korea / Germany) [8]

-Fences (Denzel Washington) [7]

 

MARCH

/-All My Life (Bruce Baillie, 1966) [s]

-T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (Paul Sharits, 1969) [s]

/Vertical Roll (Joan Jonas, 1972) [s]

/-Capitalism: Slavery (Ken Jacobs, 2007) [s]

/-Capitalism: Child Labor (Ken Jacobs, 2007) [s]

-Lovesong (So Yong Kim) [5]

-Happiness Academy (Kaori Kinoshita and Alain Della Negra, France) [6]

-My Happy Family (Nana & Simon, Georgia / France) [6]

/-Window Water Baby Moving (Stan Brakhage, 1959) [s]

/-Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage, 1962)

-Sexy Durga (Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, India) [4]

-Between Fences (Avi Mograbi, Israel / France) [7]

-Z32 (Avi Mograbi, Israel / France, 2009)

/-The Challenge (Yuri Ancarani, Italy / France / Switzerland) [7]

-How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon (Avi Mograbi, Israel / France, 1997) [m]

-Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi! (Avi Mograbi, Israel / France, 1999)

-Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (Avi Mograbi, Israel / France, 2005)

-Pendular (Julia Murat, Brazil / Argentina / France) [6]

-Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski) [4]

-The Summer is Gone (Zhang Dalei, China) [6]

-Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin, Italy / France) [4]

-The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen, Finland) [7]

-The Crash Pad (Shine Louise Houston, 2006) [m]

-The Grown-Ups (Maite Alberdi, Chile / Netherlands / France) [6]

-Liahona (Talena Sanders, 2013) [m]

-Disseminate and Hold (Rosa Barba, Brazil) [s] [7]

-Félicité (Alain Gomis, Democratic Republic of Congo / France / Belgium / Senegal / Germany / Lebanon) [7]

-Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa) [7]

-Water Motor (Babette Mangolte, 1978) [s]

/-Ici et ailleurs (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Anne-Marie Mièville, France / Palestine, 1976) [m]

-Raw (Julia Ducournau, France / Belgium) [6]

-Arábia (Affonso Uchoa and João Dumans, Brazil) [7]

/-Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)

-Stranger in Paradise (Guido Hendrikx, Netherlands) [7]

-Boundaries [Pays] (Chloé Robichaud, Canada) [W/O] (0:31)

-Diamond Island (Davy Chou, Cambodia / France / Germany / Qatar / Thailand) [5]

-Strong Island (Yance Ford, U.S. / Denmark) [8]

-The Road Movie (Dmitrii Kalashnikov, Russia) [m] [5]

-Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, U.K., 1996)

 

APRIL

-Four Days in France (Jérôme Reybaud, France) [7]

-Wasteland (Graham Travis, 2012)

-Quest (Jonathan Olshefski) [7]

-Spettacolo (Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen, U.S. / Italy) [6]

-Small Talk (Huang Hui-chen, Taiwan) [W/O] (0:44)

/-The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer, 1985)

/-Wavelength (Michael Snow, U.S. / Canada, 1967) [m]

Song to Song (Terrence Malick) [5]

-California Typewriter (Doug Nichol) [6]

-Finding Kim (Aaron Bear) [W/O] (0:40)

-Unrest (Jennifer Brea, U.S. / U.K.) [5]

-The Gateway Bug (Johanna B. Kelly) [4]

-Venus (Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen, Denmark / Norway) [6]

-Servicing Guide: Fannie Mae Single Family, Subpart A4-2.1-02, Property Inspection Vendor Management and Oversight (11/12/2014) (Carmine Grimaldi) [s] [7]

-The Last of Us (Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia / Qatar / United Arab Emirates / Lebanon) [5]

-Wolff von Amerongen: Did He Commit Bankruptcy Offences? (Gerhard Friedl, Germany, 2004)

-World Without End (No Reported Incidents) (Jem Cohen, U.S. / U.K.) [m] [7]

-Ma' Rosa (Brillante Ma Mendoza, Philippines) [6]

/-Holding (Constance Beeson, 1979) [s]

\-Small Talk (Huang Hui-chen, Taiwan) [4]

Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France / Germany) [7]

-Voyage to Terengganu (Amir Muhammad and Badrul Hisham Ismail, Malaysia) [m] [6]

-Dayveon (Amman Abbasi) [4]

-Delphi Falls (Mary Helena Clark) [s] [7]

-Gyre (Björn Kämmerer, Austria, 2009) [s]

-Untitled (Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi, Austria) [6]

-Three Sentences About Argentina (Nele Wohlatz, Argentina) [s] [5]

-Brimstone & Glory (Viktor Jakovleski, U.S. / Mexico) [m] [7]

-Communion (Anna Zamecka, Poland) [4]

-Brown and Clear (Kevin Jerome Everson) [s] [tentative 7]

-The Blue Devils (Charlotte Bayer-Broc, France) [m] [6]

/-The Time We Killed (Jennifer Todd Reeves, 2004)

-2076 (Elegy) (Karly Stark) [s] [4]

-Prima Materia (Azin Seraj) [s] [4]

-Tabula Rasa (Matthew Rankin, Canada, 2011) [s]

-Hydro-Lévesque (Matthew Rankin, Canada, 2008) [s]

-H-E-L-L-O (Cauleen Smith, 2014) [s]

-Get Out (Jordan Peele) [7]

-Restless (Robert Todd) [s] [7]

-Playing Possum (Jamilah Sabur, 2013) [s]

-Colour My World (Mike Hoolboom, Canada) [s] [5]

-Birth of a Nation (Jem Cohen) [s] [6]

-The Wound (John Trengove, South Africa / Germany / Netherlands / France) [7]

-Streetscapes [Dialogue] (Heinz Emigholz, Germany) [8]

-Blue Movie (Michael A. Morris) [s] [6]

/-Idyll (Mary Billyou, 2014) [s]

-Primal (Vicky Smith, U.K.) [s] [4]

-Pattern Language (Peter Burr) [s] [4]

-Night Watch (Danaya Chulphuthiphong, Thailand, 2013) [s]

-Return to Forms (Zachary Epcar) [s] [7]

-Haiti My Love (Guetty Felin, Haiti / France) [6]

/-*Corpus Callosum (Michael Snow, Canada, 2002)

-To Lavoisier, Who Died in the Reign of Terror (Michael Snow, Canada, 1991) [m]

-Donkeyote (Chico Pereira, Spain / Germany / U.K.) [7]

-You Don't Own Me (Christina C. Nguyen, 2014) [s]

-Ode to Seekers 2012 (Andrew Norman Wilson) [s] [4]

-Kindah (Ephraim Asili, U.S. / Jamaica) [s] [7]

-Johanna (Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary, 2005)

-Shape of a Surface (Nazli Dinçel, Turkey) [s] [6]

-About something that concerns us all (Cristiana Miranda, Brazil) [s] [5]

-The Queen of Material (Rajee Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka, 2014) [s]

-Carrs Down South (Kevin Everson) [s] [7]

-R-15 (Kevin Everson) [s] [6]

-Droga! (Miko Revereza, 2014) [s]

-Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta (Ousmane William Mbaye, Senegal / France) [6]

-One Week and a Day (Asaph Polonsky, Israel) [5]

-Traces (Erin Weisgerber) [s] [5]

-Chipping off, too (Karissa Hahn) [s] [5]

-Displacements (Anton Ginzburg) [s] [7]

-Ultraviolet (Anton Ginzburg) [s] [6]

-Tears of Eros (Andréa-Anne Roussel and Guillaume Vallée, Canada, 2014) [s]

-Reworlding (Elizabeth) (Greg Penn, Allison Bennett, Jeremy Martino, and Autumn Royal) [s] [3]

-Last Train (Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuowy, Australia) [s] [7]

-Le bulbe tragique (Guillaume Vallée, Canada) [s] [5]

-Skin in the Game (Ariana Gerstein) [s] [6]

-Space (Emmanuel Piton, France) [s] [7]

-Sleeping Waters (Emmanuel Piton, France) [s] [5]

-Rendition (Greta Snider) [s] [6]

-Pulling a Gray Rearview Rapture (Natalie Tsui and Brianna Nelson) [s] [4]

/-This Bogeyman (Pere Ginard, Spain) [s] [6]

-The Rules of the Game (Julia Dogra-Brazell) [s] [5]

-Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (Pappi Corsicato, U.S. / Italy) [6]

/-Rendition (Greta Snider) [7]*

 

MAY

-Cyclical Refractions (J.M. Martínez) [s] [6]

-Machines (Rahul Jain, India / Finland / Germany) [6]

-Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014) [s]

-For Christian (Luke Fowler, U.S. / U.K.) [s] [7]

/-The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (Elizabeth Price, U.K., 2012) [s]

-The Last Family (Jan P. Matuszynski, Poland) [6]

-Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (Tyler Hubby) [7]

-Shelter (Roberto Arignello, Canada, 2001) [s]

-Railway Sleepers (Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Thailand) [6]

-Wild Tales (Damián Szifron, Argentina / Spain, 2014)

-Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti, Italy / France) [6]

-Youth (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy / France / U.K. / Switzerland) [6]

-Gulîstan, Land of Roses (Zaynê Akyol, Canada / Germany) [7]

-Bang! The Bert Berns Story (Brett Berns and Bob Sarles) [5]

-Electro-Pythagorus (a portrait of Martin Bartlett) (Luke Fowler, Canada / U.K.) [m] [7]

-A Phantasy (Norman McLaren, Canada, 1952) [s]

/-Powers of Ten (Charles and Ray Eames, 1977) [s]

/-OffOn (Scott Bartlett, 1967) [s]

-Flesh Flows (Adam Beckett, 1974) [s]

-Come Out (Narcisa Hirsch, Argentina, 1971) [s]

-The Last Face (Sean Penn) [2]

/-New York Eye and Ear Control (Michael Snow, Canada, 1964) [m]

-The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper, and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott (Luke Fowler, U.K., 2012) [s]

-After the Storm (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan) [5]

/-A Net To Catch The Light (Erin Espelie) [6]

-Utskor: Either/Or (Laida Lertxundi, 2013) [s]

-General Hospital / Olympic Women Speed Skating (Dara Birnbaum, 1980) [s]

/-Wang / Kojak (Dara Birnbaum, 1980) [s]

-Casting JonBenet (Kitty Green, U.S. / Australia / China) [6]

-Palmerston Blvd. (Dan Browne, Canada) [s] [preview]

-Generation (Dan Browne, Canada) [s] [preview]

-Poem (Dan Browne, Canada) [s] [7]

-White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal / U.S. / Qatar / Netherlands) [5]

-Wùlu (Daouda Coulibaly, France) [4]

/-Formations (Brett Kashmere, Canada) [s] [7]

/-Displacements (Anton Ginzburg) [s] [7]

-Grigris (Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, Chad / France, 2013)

-One of the Roughs, a Kosmos (Carmine Grimaldi) [s] [7]

-Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (Florent Vassault, France) [6]

-Over the Years (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria) [8]

-If Only There Were Peace (Carmine Grimaldi and Deniz Tortum, U.S. / Turkey) [s] [7]

-The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland / Germany) [7]

-Gleanings (Atossa Pour Hosseini, Ireland / Switzerland) [s] [6]

-Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, Canada / Spain) [7]

-All Divided Selves (Luke Fowler, U.K., 2012)

-Depositions (Luke Fowler, U.K., 2014) [s]

-Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt, Germany / Australia) [6]

-2+2=22 [The Alphabet] (Heinz Emigholz, Germany / Georgia) [6]

-Miss Kiet's Children (Peter Lataster and Petra Lataster-Czisch, Netherlands) [W/O] (1:00)

-I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (Macon Blair) [W/O] (0:30)

-Pilgrimage From Scattered Points (Luke Fowler, U.K., 2006) [m]

-What Talking Means (Mike Cartmell, Canada, 2006) [s]

 

 

 

 

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