It'll remind viewers of the elaborately absurdist animated shorts Gilliam would create for 'Monty Python' starting the following year.
This 2002 short is from the director of the current art-house hit 'Police, Adjective.'
Sophia al-Maria’s ‘The Racer’ is an almost-experimental look at abandoned cars and abandoned people; Katherine Spry’s ‘Just Another Thursday Night’ is a goofy comedy.
The film juxtaposes (beautiful) footage of construction cranes with (enigmatic) audio of women talking about their shoes.
Workman's short following the travails of a talented actress and her difficulties landing a decent movie role.
A structurally playful and surreal look at what can only be described as a family road trip from hell.
It's a perfect introduction to Martel's style, in the way it mixes kitchen-sink realism with a sense of mythic wonder.
It's a beautiful little experimental collage about a single woman’s morning workout, with music by Yo La Tengo.
'Alive in Joburg,' made in 2005, details a future world in which aliens in Johannesburg are segregated in a way that recalls South Africa’s notorious apartheid regime.
Has's 'Harmonia' is an old-school tearjerker about a poor young boy who wants an accordion.
It’s as if Jean-Paul Sartre and Rod Serling got together and hijacked a Roland Emmerich film.
Seriously, it will somehow both warm your heart and creep into your dreams.
It's a modernist (and very Soviet) look at a young girl's interaction with the world around her.
It's a dark, evocative, little fable featuring a rough animation style and the voices of sixteen schoolchildren in Burkina Faso.
It actually starts off kind of creepily, with a man silently walking around and taking Polaroids of random bystanders, putting them into strange poses as he does so.
McDonald’s 1998 short 'Elimination Dance' starts off looking like a meet-cute romantic comedy and then turns into something infinitely weirder.
The Art by Chance Film Festival celebrates "ultra-short films" by presenting them to us in unexpected, nontheatrical venues.
The story does end with a final twist of the knife, but it’s far subtler and more haunting than you might expect.
In his 'Capitalism: Slavery,' the director takes a Victorian stenograph of cotton pickers and, essentially, animates it into cinema.
Nina Paley's 2002 short 'Fetch!' was the first Flash-to-35mm short film, but for a seven-year-old technological watershed, it's still pretty great.
It's more abstract than his later films, but it's still clearly his work, as evidenced by its evocative shots of nature, its glimpses at family life, and its lushly melancholy mood.
There have been many films made about Alzheimer's, but few with the sensitivity and (yes) humor of Brendon McQueen's beautifully shot and touching short film 'Skip Rocks.'
We're big fans of Una Pizza Napoletana in the East Village and its irascible, tattoo-covered owner Anthony Mangieri, so we were more than a little excited to come across this short.
It's like an art film hijacked by Michael Bay, but in the best way possible.