Shot on 16-millimeter between 2006 and 2012, these eight shorts by Jenny Perlin were inspired by a Columbia University archive of declassified FBI files on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens executed for espionage in 1953, and many other people who crossed their orbits, however remotely. Field notes and transcripts of secret recordings, read by actors on the soundtrack, reveal the boredom of federal agents assigned to shadow a Russian journalist’s wife and their frustration when surveillance targets move beyond the range of concealed microphones. Perlin sums up the crushing weight of this massive bureaucratic enterprise in the sole fictional entry, about two secretaries given the Sisyphean task of typing up the confidential documents in duplicate.