FILMS SEEN, 2020

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

-Diane (Kent Jones) [5]

-Little Women (Greta Gerwig) [7]

-The Golden Glove (Fatih Akin, Germany / France) [7]

-A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick, U.S. / Germany) [6]

-Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye, China / France) [W/O] (1:05) [link expired]

-Hole in the Hat (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 1991) [s]

/-Signer's Suitcase (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 1995)

-Lucky Jack: Three Attempts to Stop Smoking (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 2003)

-Martha's Garden (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 1997)

-Namibia Crossings (Peter Liechti, Switzerland / Namibia, 2004)

Black (Aldo Tambellini, 1970) [s]

Hello (Allan Kaprow, 1970) [s]

/Electronic Opera #1 (Nam June Paik, U.S. / South Korea, 1969) [s]

-In Fabric (Peter Strickland, U.K.) [5]

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

-Hardcore Chambermusic (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 2006)

-The Sound of Insects (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 2009)

-Father's Garden (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 2013)

-Dedications (Peter Liechti, Switzerland, 2016) [m]

/-Amateur (Hal Hartley, U.S. / U.K. / France, 1994)

/-Survivng Desire (Hal Hartley, 1992) [m]

/-No Such Thing (Hal Hartley, U.S. / Iceland, 2001)

/-L'Age d'Or (Luis Buñuel, France / Spain, 1930)

/-The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley, 1989)

-Facing Failure (Nicolas Winding Refn) [s] [it was a fucking commercial]

-What Did Jack Do? (David Lynch, U.S. / France, 2017) [s]

/-The Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau, France, 1930)

-Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach, U.K. / France / Belgium) [6]

-Frankie (Ira Sachs, France / Portugal) [6]

-The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins (Geoff Bowie, Canada, 2001)

-The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers) [W/O] (1:03)

-Poemfield No. 1 (Blue Version) (Stan VanDerBeek and Ken Knowlton, 1967) [s]

/-Gloria! (Hollis Frampton, 1979) [s]

/-OffOn (Scott Bartlett, 1968) [s]

-Prisoner's Dilemma (Richard Serra, 1974) [m]

-Deep Weather (Ursula Biemann, Switzerland / Bangladesh, 2013) [s]

-Midsommar (Ari Aster, U.S. / Sweden) [7]

/Pixillation (Lillian Schwartz / Ken Knowlton, 1970) [s]

/Performer / Audience / Mirror (Dan Graham, 1975) [s]

/Switch! Monitor! Drift! (Steina Vasulka, 1976) [s]

The Sordid Affair (Dimitri Devyatkin, U.S. / U.S.S.R., 1973) [s]

/-Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)

-Hotel Diaries: Frozen War (John Smith, U.K., 2001) [s]

-Hotel Diaries: Museum Piece (John Smith, U.K., 2004) [s]

-Hotel Diaries: Throwing Stones (John Smith, U.K., 2004) [s]

-Hotel Diaries: B&B (John Smith, U.K., 2005) [s]

-Hotel Diaries: Pyramids / Skunk (John Smith, U.K., 2007) [s]

-Hotel Diaries: Six Years Later (John Smith, U.K., 2007) [s]

/-Treatise on Slobber and Eternity (Isidore Isou, France, 1951)

-State Funeral [rough cut] (Sergei Loznitsa, Netherlands / Lithuania) [5]

-A Valparaíso (Joris Ivens, France / Chile, 1962) [s]

 

FEBRUARY

-Miss Americana (Lana Wilson) [5]

-Fruit of Paradise (Věra Chytilová, Czechoslovakia, 1970)

-Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov, Russia) [6]

-A Voluntary Year (Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler, Germany) [7]

-Redoubt (Matthew Barney) [W/O] (0:36)

/Boomerang (Richard Serra and Nancy Holt, 1974) [s]

/Baldessari Sings Lewitt (John Baldessari, 1972) [s]

/Jollies (Sadie Benning, 1990) [s]

/Painter (Paul McCarthy, 1995) [m]

/-Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage, 1963)

-Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman) [6]

-Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, U.S. / New Zealand / Czech Republic) [4]

-Shakti (Martín Rejtman, Argentina) [s] [7]

-The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio, Italy / France / U.S. / Brazil) [7]

-Laurel Sabino y Jaguilla (Beatriz Santiago Muñoz) [s] [6]

/-Beauty No. 2 (Andy Warhol, 1965) [m]

-Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux, France) [7]

/-Atlantiques (Mati Diop, France / Senegal, 2009) [s]

-Liberian Boy (Mati Diop, France, 2015) [s]

-Big in Vietnam (Mati Diop, France, 2012) [s]

-Snow Canon (Mati Diop, France, 2011) [s]

/-Mille Soleils (Mati Diop, France / Senegal, 2013) [m]

-Class Trip (Henner Winckler, Germany / Poland, 2002)

-Still Procesing (Sophy Romvari, Canada) [s] [7]

/-Site Recite (a prologue) (Gary Hill, 1989) [s]

/-Incidence of Catastrophe (Gary Hill, U.S. / U.K., 1988) [m]

/-Granny's Is (David Larcher, U.K., 1989) [m]

/-Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves, 1968)

-Uppercase Print (Radu Jude, Romania) [7]

-Gangster Scribbles (Manuel DeLanda) [s] [5]

-Colors at War (Manuel DeLanda) [s] [7]

Island Song (Charlemagne Palestine, 1976) [s]

/Open Book (Vito Acconci, 1974) [s]

/Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (Martha Rosler, 1977) [m]

/-Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

-The Hart of London (Jack Chambers, Canada, 1970)

-An Algorithm (Bette Gordon, 1977) [s]

-The Wolf House (Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cosiña, Chile / Germany) [7]

-My Nudity Means Nothing (Marina de Van, France) [7]

 

MARCH

-Z = |Z/Z·Z-1 mod 2| -1: Lavender Town Syndrome (Andrew Norman Wilson) [s] [6]

Measures of Distance (Mona Hatoum, Palestine / Canada, 1988) [s]

/Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (Dara Birnbaum, 1978) [s]

Whispering Pines 10 (Shana Moulton) [s] [7]

Whispering Pines 3 (Shana Moulton, 2004) [s]

/NOEMA (Scott Stark, 1998) [s]

-Something Good - Negro Kiss (William Nicolas Selig, 1898) [s]

/-Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970) [m]

-System Crasher (Nora Fingscheidt, Germany) [7]

/-Kindering (Stan Brakhage, 1987) [s]

-Star Garden (Stan Brakhage, 1974) [s]

-Two: Creeley/McClure (Stan Brakhage, 1965) [s]

-The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (Stan Brakhage, 1997) [s]

/-Still Processing (Sophy Romvari, Canada) [s] [7]

-Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press (Ulrike Ottinger, West Germany, 1984)

-Freak Orlando (Ulrike Ottinger, West Germany, 1981)

-The Korean Wedding Chest (Ulrike Ottinger, Germany / South Korea, 2009)

-Madame X: An Absolute Ruler (Ulrike Ottinger and Tabea Blumenschein, West Germany, 1978)

-The Metamorphosis of Birds (Catarina Vasconcelos, Portugal) [5]

-The Forgotten Faces (Peter Watkins, U.K., 1961) [s]

-The Diary of an Unknown Soldier (Peter Watkins, U.K., 1959) [s]

-maƚni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka, U.S. / Chinook Nation) [7]

-Red Moon Tide (Lois Patiño, Spain) [6]

-Sibyl (Justine Triet, France / Belgium) [6]

-The Cordillera of Dreams (Patricio Guzmán, Chile / France) [6]

-Blue Curtain (Noah Rosenberg) [s] [5]

-This Castle Keep (Gina Telaroli, 2016) [s]

-The Water Circle (James Broughton, 1975) [s]

-18 Videos: #15 (Kyle Canterbury, 2006) [s]

-Distance Film (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria) [s] [x2] [8]

-Complex (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Japan, 1964) [s]

-Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face (Zach Blas, 2012) [s]

-Unison (Zackary Drucker, 2017) [s]

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

-The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell) [5]

-Revolution (Peter Greenaway, U.K., 1967) [s]

-Village, silenced (Deborah Stratman, 2012) [s]

-Guided By Voices [noise version] (Stom Sogo, U.S. / Japan, 2000) [s]

-Signal 8 (Simon Liu, U.K. / U.S. / Hong Kong) [s] [7]

-Tape 39 (Amit Dutta, India) [s] [7]

-Mountain Trip (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria, 1999) [s]

-Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (Alex Piperno, Uruguay / Argentina / Brazil / Netherlands / Philippines) [7]

 

APRIL

-My Last Film (Zia Anger, 2015) [s]

 

 

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