January 2018

Watch: “The Edge of Daybreak” by Alix Lambert

A brief history of the greatest album ever recorded by musicians serving jail time.

December 2017

Watch: “En rachâchant” by Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

Released in France with Rohmer’s Pauline at the Beach, this comical story of a precocious nine-year-old boy offers a terse, tough rejection of authority.

October 2017

Watch: “Vampir-Cuadecuc” by Pere Portabella

A new digital restoration of the landmark documentary filmed on the set of Franco’s 1970 cult film Count Dracula starring Christopher Lee.

September 2017

Watch: “The Algerian War!” by Jean-Marie Straub

A hard-boiled noir in under two minutes from heralded filmmaker Jean-Marie Straub.

August 2017

Watch: “Fengming: A Chinese Memoir” by Wang Bing

The Chinese master's documentary, often cited as one of the finest ever made, offers a deep view into his country's tormented history.

July 2017

Watch: “From What Is Before” by Lav Diaz

Shot in luminous black and white, Lav Diaz's award-winning historical epic relates the strange, perhaps supernatural, occurrences that befall a remote village.

June 2017

Watch: “Influenza” by Bong Joon-ho

A series of violent incidents are captured on security cameras in this startling short from the director of The Host, Snowpiercer and the upcoming Okja.

May 2017

Watch: “Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera” by Bertrand Bonello

A film about ghosts and madness that is itself a kind of ghost; a short from the director of Nocturama and Saint Laurent.

February 2017

Watch: “Take What You Can Carry” by Matt Porterfield

The latest from the director of Putty Hill, Matt Porterfield's short is an intimate, carefully measured study of communication and the complexities of living abroad.

January 2017

Watch: “An Aviation Field” by Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta's mesmerizing short, from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, is a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations, and Western colonialism.

October 2016

Watch: “Kwaku Ananse” by Akosua Adoma Owusu

A spellbinding short film combining West African folklore (the story of a being that is part man and part spider) with semi-autobiographical elements.

July 2016

Watch: “A Train Arrives at the Station” by Thom Andersen

A new short film from Thom Andersen, director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had.

May 2016

Watch: “The Day Before the End” by Lav Diaz

A new short film from the director of Norte, The End of History and From What Is Before.