New DVDs

Walden: diaries, notes and sketches

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema”–Slipcase

Jackson Pollock

Chronicles the life and work of this controversial Wyoming born painter, whose life ended prematurely in a car accident

Image and idol : medieval sculpture  videodisc

The extraordinary richness of sculpture from the twelfth to the sixteenth century is revealed in this unique film. Historian Phillip Lindley introduces a selection of surprising and startlingly beautiful artworks from churches and cathedrals in England and Wales. Lindley explores the force and distinctiveness of medieval sculpture and outlines the religious context in which the work was made.

Moctezuma : Aztec ruler

This film reassesses the life, death and legacy of the once-mighty warrior-king, Moctezuma

Michael Nyman’s Man with a movie camera

Dziga Vertov’s Man with a movie camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. This dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive. As an early experimental film, use is made of trick photography, slow-motion, and animation

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