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HOLLOW COIN

Existing between spy thriller and prank call, this charmingly facetious video is about a man at a payphone desperately trying to retrieve his SD card, which is hidden in a hollow coin. Referencing an incident involving a Soviet spy, secrecy and public space dovetail in this hilarious art film comedy.

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NIGHT SOIL – FAKE PARADISE

Night Soil examines the healing eff ect of the hallucinatory plant Ayahuasca on modern man’s troubled mind. Can it be, for Western civilisation now, what LSD was for the 1960s? How can shamanism, medicinal drugs, sexuality and the return of the feminine be aligned with the narcissism of cyberspace? Exploring these questions the 􀃶 lm presents an amalgam of personal accounts on the spiritual and bodily experiences with the Amazonian substance, giving particular weight to the feminine voice and point of view, traditionally neglected in psychedelic research. Can empathy, spirituality, feminism and ecological consciousness enable a healthy future for all living organisms on the planet?

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HI, STRANGER

A rosy-cheeked, round-butted clay figure is talking to you, the viewer in the audience, in a halfsultry, half-unsettling voice. The naked protagonist is open, trustful, utterly vulnerable and wholeheartedly there for you.

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IRON HANDS

As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper.

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STRAWBERRIES

Kate, a shy tween, enlists her best friend Marie to gather information on her crush Adam. Discovering that he likes strawberries, Kate crafts a love letter and includes what she thinks is a piece of strawberry candy. When she discovers the candy is actually a condom, the two best friends have to find him.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO HER

A forensic exploration of our cultural obsession with images of the dead woman on screen. Interspersing found footage from police procedural films and television shows and one actor’s experience of playing the part of a corpse in the film “the River’s Edge”, the film offers a meditative critique on the trope of the dead female body.

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DEAR HENRI

Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him
deeply – but could their correspondence continue? One summer day, Henri “sends” a series of letters, as
she imagines the magically circuitous route her messages take. Will she ever receive a response?

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NARCISSUS

A lonely woman searches for her double. When her reflection comes to life, all she wants is to extract her from herself.

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ANSWER PRINT

The fading that devastates color films occurs in the dark. It is accelerated by high temperatures and, to a lesser extent, relative humidity. Dye fading is irreversible. Once the dye images have faded, the information lost cannot be recovered”—Image Permanence Institute.

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CRYSTAL LAKE

Crystal Lake is about a group of girls who take over a skate park, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe. There on the ramp, with no boys around, they are thriving and visible. This is an anthem for young feminists, it presents female friendship as a means to survive adolescence.

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TWO CLOTHESPINS IN AN ENVELOPE

Under the shadow of a dead oak tree, two men clean out a room full of memories. Filmed over four days, this film tracks the stagnation and flux of their existence as they clear their mother’s room.

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STOP

A young man’s livelihood is threatened when he gets stopped by the police on his way home from practice.

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AMERICAN DREAMER

A young man is searching for his way and his identity in a country that also seems to be suffering from the confusion of an identity crisis. Against the background of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the film observes the aftermath of this tragic moment in American history and the tensions that are tearing at the fabric of society.

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BORDERLAND

Joel, a Latino immigration officer, moves to a Texas town to pursue his career and must decide how to best serve his country while still honoring his culture.

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FERGUSON DOCUMENTED: IN 36 HOURS

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black teenager, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The outrage over the killing mobilized Ferguson’s black community and it also sparked massive protests throughout the US. How could a tiny suburb that no one had heard about before serve as the epicentre for the new civil rights movement?

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BATTALION TO MY BEAT

A determined and headstrong young girl living in the Sahrawi Refugee Camp envisions herself as a leader and liberator, transcending the humdrum of everyday life. Her discipline and willpower highlight one of the most protracted conflicts in North Africa.

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CIAO L.A.

Three upcoming actors are interviewed – they are the undercover cops from the Spike Jonze music video Sabotage. The actors were the Beastie Boys and Jonze’s then-girlfriend, Sofia Coppola.

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INTERGALACTIC

A gigantic robot is fighting an octopus-shaped monster. This parody of Japanese monster films is a fitting visual interpretation of the band’s creative spirit and wit.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NATHANIEL HÖRNBLOWÉR

David Cross (Arrested Development) plays the fictional Nathaniel Hörnblowér, who was born in Appenzell, Switzerland. At the age of 10, he shot his first short film called My Drunken Toenail, which, by mistake, was his entry ticket to the Geneva Film Academy.

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FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED

In his last project, Yauch follows up on the story from 1986: After the party, the young Beastie Boys enter a breakdance-battle in the streets of New York with their time-travelling alter egos.

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COSMIC RAY

A classic proto-music video, combining footage of a nude woman with a pearl necklace, cartoons and newsreel footage of atomic bomb explosions, all set to Ray Charles’ ”What’d I Say.”

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ALLURE

Molecular structures and astronomical events mixed with sensual, spiritual, and subjective phenomena – all happening simultaneously in this classic visual experiment.

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Award-winning and climactic collage of the band on and off stage. A psychedelic protorockumentary that was shown at countless concerts.

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ANOTHER VOID

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma meets Dario Argento in a vertiginous San Francisco in this part drip painting, part contour drawing, and part cubist collage piece.

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BROKEN TONGUE

Set to to the sounds of Tracie Morris’s Africa, comes an ode to the freedom of movement and expression, challenging the way we represent our narratives.

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