Bill MorrisonStill: The Village Detective: a song cycle
Night Highway (1990, short), Lost Avenues (1991, short), Photo Op (1992, short), Footprints (1992, short), The Death Train (1993, short), The World is Round (1994, short), Nemo (1995, short), Moda (1996, short), The Film of Her (1996, short doc), City Walk (1999, short), Ghost Trip (2000, short), Trinity (2000, short), Decasia (2001), East River (2003, short), The Mesmerist (2003, short), Light Is Calling (2004, short), Gotham (2004, short), Outerborough (2005, short), Porch (2005, short doc), The Highwater Trilogy (2006, short doc), How to Pray (2006, short), Who by Water (2006, short doc), Fuel (2007, short), Dystopia (2008, short), Every Stop on the F Train (2008, short), Release (2010, short doc), Spark of Being (2010), The Miners' Hymns (2010, short doc), Tributes − Pulse (2011, doc), The Miners' Hymns (2012, short), The Great Flood (2012, doc), Koller and Freud (2012, short), Gene Takes a Drink (2012, short), Just Ancient Loops (2013, short), Re:Awakenings (2013, short doc), Rite of Spring (2013, short), All Vows (2013, short), Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 (2014, short doc), Back to the Soil (2014, short doc), The Film that Buys the Cinema (2014, doc, co-dir), The Dockworker’s Dream (2015, short doc), Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, doc), Little Orphant Annie (2016, short), Niver vs Walls (2016, short doc), The Letter (2018, short), Weaving (2018, short doc), The Village Detective: a song cycle (2020, doc)
Bill Morrison at IFFR
The Film of Her
Nice story told in archive film about a clerk who discovers old film material in the Library of Congress.
Occasionally hypnotic audio-visual trip comprises a 70-minute symphonic piece by Michael 'Bang On A Can' Gordon and weathered black & white images from times long gone.
A short film in three parts (Memory, Sin, Desire) that analyses our viewing equipment as much as it analyses our desire to watch.
Light Is Calling
Reflections around the volatile nature of life and love, as seen through the boiling layer of emulsion.
How to Pray
A landscape of icebergs forms the backdrop for the latest film by Bill Morrison. With music by David Lang.
Bujalski already has a consistent over with only two films and that is fairly unique among American independent directors. Here he goes further with his subtle, sensitive and clever portraits of twentysomethings in the academic-cultural environment, struggling with love and themselves. Singer-songwriter Alan arrives in Brooklyn without a band, is looking for a drummer and drops in to see friends. Just like real life.
An amazing adaptation of original images from 1899, made with a camera mounted on the front of a train crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.
Who by Water
Masterful reuse of archive material as we are familiar with from the maker of Decasia.
Tributes - Pulse
For his latest celebration of decaying film stock, American filmmaker Bill Morrison collaborated with Simon Christensen. The Danish musician conceived of the project as a tribute to four American composers: Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich and Trent Reznor.
Just Ancient Loops
High-resolution scans of nitrate footage and new CGI renderings of space depict a unique view of the heavens. With Maya Beiser on cello.
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Compelling documentary about Dawson City and the unique relationship between this little Canadian town with its cinema and the gold fever that briefly engulfed the sleepy fishing village. Both a symphony and a time capsule, consisting of fragments from the perfectly preserved silent films found in a dump. A marvellous record of the early 20th century.
The Village Detective: a song cycle
Four cans of badly damaged film become the starting point for a gallivanting journey through Soviet history, cinema and beyond.