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Your search by 'Experimental' identified 12 films


  • (Orpheus) The Poetics of Finitude

    (Orpheus) The Poetics of Finitude

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. This deconstruction of the myth of Orpheus uses live action (from Cocteau’s Orphée), animation, sound, and text to create a visual poem.... Read more
  • ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    ABSENCE: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. An experimental documentary contemplating race/racism, queerness, fat, femininity, and belonging, ABSENCE is a fiercely honest quest—for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme utopia.... Read more
  • After Love

    After Love

    Austria , 2014 , 72 min. A doomed love triangle forms between a fashion photographer, a trans call-girl, and an emotionally distant rentboy in this haunting, stylishly shot noir, calling to mind David Lynch by way of the French New Wave.... Read more
  • Bearmania

    Bearmania

    USA , 2014 , 3 min. Emerging from a swamp of shimmery black liquid, two nude men face off before wrestling in this sexually charged explosion of flesh and glitter.... Read more
  • Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Endlessly searching choreographer, and filmmaker, intellect, and feminist Yvonne Rainer is the subject of this fascinating reflection on the politics of identity as well as on the always-related concerns of one of the preeminent artists of our time.... Read more
  • Float

    Float

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Stunningly celebratory and shot completely underwater, this artistic short film features trans and genderqueer folks swimming naked and is set to the music of trans musician Rae Spoon.... Read more
  • The Future Perfect

    The Future Perfect

    USA , 2014 , 13 min. It’s the 22nd century and a time traveler is assigned against his will to return to 1968 to thwart a nascent virus; his insistent supervisor (voiced by Zachary Quinto) has deep personal reasons for sending him back to create “the future perfect.”... Read more
  • Health Class

    Health Class

    Canada , 2014 , 8 min. Trevor looks back on his public education to find it coming up short against the realities of his adult sexuality; so he confronts his sex ed teacher. The short’s genius comes from its explicit, re-imagined animated sex ed materials.... Read more
  • I Don't

    I Don't

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. A wedding-obsessed woman in SF is hoping for a marriage proposal, but has just found out her boyfriend is gay. In a desperate attempt to get over him, she hires a pro, drinks too much wine, and has an only-in-SF bridal dream on Castro Street.... Read more
  • Jason and Shirley

    Jason and Shirley

    USA , 2014 , 79 min. Director Stephen Winter presents a fictitious account of the making of Shirley Clarke’s seminal, controversial 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason, depicting the behind-the-scenes power struggle between the director and her eccentric subject.... Read more
  • Paper Thin

    Paper Thin

    UK , 2014 , 19 min. Part horror, part magical realism, Paper Thin is a subversive take on psychiatry, religious fundamentalism, and the power of fairy godmothers.... Read more
  • The Royal Road

    The Royal Road

    USA , 2015 , 65 min. A road movie like no other, Jenni Olson’s cinematic essay is part memoir, part history lesson, part travelogue—and entirely original. Confessional narration about butch identity and long-distance longing is layered over mesmerizing 16mm images of California landscapes in this engrossing meditation on memory and nostalgia.... Read more