The filmmaker and visual artist tells stories that speak directly to Native audiences while not over-explaining meaning for non-Native viewers.
An Experimental AI Film Director Calls it Quits
For years, Eye Filmmuseum’s Jan Bot has turned film fragments into digital experimental shorts. Now, with the project ending, those shorts will be archived via NFT.
The Cinematic Time Loops of Shahram Mokri
A new box set of four of the Iranian director’s features offers a great opportunity to get to know his singular style.
In the Films of Dore O., Feelings Create Their Own Reality
Overlooked for too long in the experimental scene, the recently deceased German director is getting a tribute series at Anthology Film Archives.
Prismatic Ground Tries to Change the Conversation on Experimental Documentary
Film programmer Inney Prakash talks to Hyperallergic about what it takes to start a new film festival solo during a pandemic.
A New Home for Experimental Cinema in Santa Fe
No Name Cinema defies mainstream rules and norms at every turn.
The Films of Jonas Mekas Are More Often Discussed Than Seen
A vigorous advocate for the avant-garde, the filmmaker often neglected to promote himself.
A Strange Hallucination Plagues Tilda Swinton in Memoria
The newest feature from Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a masterpiece of magical realism, and Hyperallergic’s #1 film of 2021.
The Complete Works of Influential Experimental Filmmaker Michael Snow Come to New York
Anthology Film Archives’ complete retrospective of the influential Canadian experimental filmmaker includes many exceptionally rare titles.
Don’t Miss These Experimental Works at the New York Film Festival
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
After a Year Off, Experimental Film Returns to Toronto Film Fest
With works about student protests in India, colonialism in South Korea, the history of trains in cinema, and more, this edition of Wavelengths is the festival’s best in years.
Fall in Love with a Puppet Baby in the Arthouse Musical Annette
The newest feature from Leos Carax, a tempestuous romance between Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, is gleefully strange and metafictional.