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Summary: Mankind can no longer reproduce because of gene manipulation aimed at making life longer. The clones ruling the bottomless underworld may have become fertile. Parton is selected to go on a mission through a subterranean labyrinth crawling with monsters to secure humanity's future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE JUN

Summary: 'Strange, what love does.' The role of a lifetime, a Hollywood mystery, a woman in trouble...David Lynch's first digitally shot feature makes visionary use of the medium to weave a vast meditation on the enigmas of time, identity, and cinema itself. Featuring a tour de force performance from Laura Dern as an actor on the edge, this labyrinthine Dream Factory nightmare tumbles down an endless...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY AVANT GARDE INL

Summary: Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman's home becomes a shifting landscape of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE MAY

Summary: Umbilical World is David Firth's feature lenth retrospective assemblage: 13 years worth of animated madness, stitched together to form a single stream of nightmare consciousness. With a wealth of unseen material as well as familiar classics and remastered, rejigged, reanimated nuggets. This really is the ultimage Firth feature from Salad Fingers to Spoilsbury Toast Boy, from Sock to Health...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainfeeder Films 2019

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE UMB

Summary: Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads are in trouble and they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Savage, Ann

Summary: Through re-enactments and portrayals of both real and imagined events, filmmaker Guy Maddin takes viewers on a surreal tour of Winnipeg, the city he has lived in his entire life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2015

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE MY

Summary: A couple's relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog's-eye view of the world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the screen along with the film's ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE GOO

Summary: Sourcing original 35 mm nitrate film stock shot during the first World War, Beyond Zero pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been seen by modern audiences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY AVANT-GARDE ERA

Summary: A psychedelic precursor to music videos, in which The Mothers of Invention, a touring musical group, wreak havoc in Centerville, a stereotypical American town. The first color movie made on videotape and then transferred to film, it includes many visual effects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE TWO

Frampton, Hollis

Summary: Twenty-four short films by American avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE HOL

Jodorowsky, Axel

Summary: A young man who was traumatized as a child by his family of circus performers escapes the mental hospital he is in to rejoin his armless mother and, with the son becoming his mother's arms, the two go on a murderous campaign of revenge.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Severin Films 2011

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE SAN

Brown, Nathaniel

Summary: After a man is shot while dealing drugs in Tokyo, his spirit journeys through an unfamiliar world and tries to protect his sister, who is working as a stripper.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2011

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE ENT

Summary: Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2010

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE AGE

Smith, Jack

Summary: A collection of avant garde films preserved by the Library of Congress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE TRE

Summary: A "docu-fantasia" about the city of Winnipeg, the hometown of the director, Guy Maddin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE MY

Summary: This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin's mad, imaginary childhood is a nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE BRA

Summary: Miss Canada wins the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984 and the prize is marriage to a milk industry tycoon along with his 50 billion dollars fortune. During their honeymoon, Miss Canada does not accept the "golden" penis of her husband, and with the help of black man Jeremiah Muscle, she runs away to Paris. There she meets a Latin singer, El Macho, they have intercourse in the Eiffel...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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Dern, Laura

Summary: Lines between fantasy and reality blur for an actress once she begins an affair with a co-star.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ryko 2007

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE INL

Summary: A collection of classic short films, plus a collection of "footnotes" that includes commentaries, interviews, alternative version, and unrealized projects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE PHA

Summary: In Fireworks a dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking a light and is drawn through the needle's eye to return less empty than before. Puce Moment reflects Anger's concerns with the myths and decline of Hollywood. Rabbit's moon, a fable of the unattainable (the Moon) combining elements of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese myth. In Inauguration of the pleasure dome, members of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantoma Films 2007

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE FIL

Summary: Follow a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation, on the run and looking for a place to hide. He ends up hiding out with a reclusive rock superstar. It all leads up to a shocking final performance for the rock star.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE PER

Summary: Presents a handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults. This dialogue free film tells the tale of the strugge between the aristocratic White Mouse and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Koch Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE BLO

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