DVD Review: ‘Light Years’ by Gunvor Nelson (Re:Voir video)

by MLP Fog Pumas (1967) opens on the inverted black and white of a negative image of a naked girl, lying in an empty bathtub. The camera then careens toward the light at the end of a tunnel, riding waves of unsteady darkness. On the other side of the tunnel we find ourselves cruising through the negative image of a town. The sky is black. … Continue reading DVD Review: ‘Light Years’ by Gunvor Nelson (Re:Voir video)

UDVFF 11: Agitated Meditation

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the eleventh program of our Virtual Film Festival, which offers a weekly watching schedule of moving image works available for free streaming. Previous programs can be found here.If you enjoy this week’s program, please support Ultra Dogme on Patreon, Ko-fi, or Substack, so that we may continue to publish writing about film + music with love + care: Special thanks to … Continue reading UDVFF 11: Agitated Meditation

Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

If somebody had told me that my first experience of Ann Arbor Film Festival would happen during one of the worst pandemics in recent human history, while I was locked down in the Parisian periphery, I would have seriously reconsidered this person’s mental condition. Continue reading Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

“There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Nathaniel Dorsky began making films in the 1960s, and worked for many years as an editor on various commercial film projects which had nothing to do with his personal interests as an artist. For him, there is a strict separation between a film made for money and a film made personally. Continue reading “There is magic to be found in everything” – Looking at films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Women’s Day: The War is Never Over – Transcendental Darklands of Lydia Lunch and Louise Bourque

At the recent French premiere of the documentary film The War is Never Over (2019, dir. Beth B), iconic No wave queen Lydia Lunch – whose tumultuous life and career are the subject of the film – described her constant struggle with childhood trauma as the creative force behind her long-lasting career as an artist, which now stretches over four decades. Continue reading Women’s Day: The War is Never Over – Transcendental Darklands of Lydia Lunch and Louise Bourque

7 Great Experimental Short Films on Vimeo

by +MLP+ We’re all looking for something great to watch. Moving images which will actually move and challenge us: to be better viewers and better people. In the contemporary streaming hellscape, there is an overabundance of ‘stuff to watch’ and a dire lack of meaningful & engaging work. So to celebrate the launch of yet another tiresome streaming service, I wanted to focus some great … Continue reading 7 Great Experimental Short Films on Vimeo