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The structural film dares its viewers to think literally. Standing at the far end of Hollywood illusionism, these rigorously executed experiments bring cinema's basic building blocks (duration, flicker, zooms, pans) into mesmerizing focus.
Grain GraphicsIn Filmmakers' Monthly, Edgar Daniels described GRAIN GRAPHICS as a structural film "which begins with two frames of a film strip, one above the other, occupying the middle of the screen, flanked by two vertical filmstrips with smaller frames. In grainy negative, a small number of figures interact in various ways in each of...Start your free trial to watch
Letters, NotesConceptually, Stephanie Barber's short film LETTERS, NOTES is simplicity itself: found photographs hold the screen as animated texts transcribe brief notes and letters unmoored from context. And yet the elusive poignancy that emerges of this exquisite corpse structure is richly suggestive of the roots of narrative. If a code...Start your free trial to watch