*Film Portrait (1972, Jerome Hill)
Warning: This is not just a thread where you challenge yourselves to see as many experimental and avant-garde films as possible - it is also an experiment for your truly. That's right - this is my first ever time as a host. Any discrepancies or shortcomings should therefore be appreciated as spontaneous effects of a live, 28 days performance act.I wish you luck.
Watch as many Experimental & Avant-Garde films as you can. The lines are blurry, and if there is any leeway, they are accepted (That said, if you are unsure, just ask)
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Rewatches are allowed and encouraged.
So ... how blurry is that line?:
- This is NOT an arthouse challenge.
- Try not to include narrative arthouse films
Example: Only Jean-Luc Godard's video and essay work would count - similarly looking to the German new wave Farocki is ok - Wenders is not.
Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films (2012): https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/harv ... 12/mjf314/
iCM forum's favorite experimental/avant-garde movies 2016: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /joachimt/
iCM forum's favorite experimental/avant-garde movies 2016 (all votes): https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /joachimt/
Dolwphin's Experimental Cinema: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/expe ... /dolwphin/
PdA’s Canon – experimental cinema, 2020 Edition: https://letterboxd.com/systematicer/lis ... 0-edition/
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster's Experimental Cinema, The Film Reader: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/gwen ... r/baalman/
Georgia Institute of Technology's Experimental Film and Media: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/geor ... a/sandero/
Nicole Brenez's Cinémas d'avant-garde: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/nico ... genaprido/
The Avant-Garde Feature Film: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+ ... lm/mjf314/
Films voor Repetoire kennis Historische Avant Garde: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film ... ijtluisje/
This challenge will likely see a larger number of shorts than most others, meanwhile the number of features will likely be quite low. I will therefor track the difference and see just how disparaging the numbers are. The winner in each category will also be listed at the end of the challenge.
You are all encouraged to add your thoughs on the films you see. 1 review counts as 1 review, regardless of whether it is for a short or a feature (2+ lines qualify).
|5||St. Gloede||32||27||14 (+"5")||33|
|6||Perception de Ambiguity||30||20||72||8|