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Cinema of Possibilities

The extraordinary potential of a cut—that alchemical moment when one image replaces another—has long been recognized by avant-garde filmmakers, from Sergei Eisenstein in the 1920s to Peter Kubelka in the 1960s. In effect combining two different entities into a syncretic whole, a cut can restructure or reinvent reality—Kubelka hoped to replace the everyday with an […]

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8.94-4.95: Untitled

Brian Frye’s ten-minute short is in four sections, each a roll of film shot at a San Francisco location, each manipulated in a different way. But what looks at first like film experiments or formalist exercises soon becomes surprisingly moving. In the first roll, Frye takes straight images of a street and alternates them with […]