The MUBI database is missing enough films. Even when IMDB doesn’t list a film or TV episode, sometimes it is eventually added. I’ll keep track of the films I’ve seen that aren’t at IMDB, so I can add it the number of films I’ve ranked on IMDB and can have a better idea of how many films I’ve seen.
Films I’ve seen:
Roadworks (Mona Hatoum, 1985)
Catalogue de gestes (Natacha Nisic, 1995) (short clip)
Double Labyrinthe de la tetralogie corporelle (Katerina Thomadaki, Maria Klonaris, 1975-1976)
Climbing Round My Room (Lucy Gunning, 1993) 5/10
Marquise (Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 2007)
Gloria (Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 2008)
Parc Central Taipei (Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 2000-2008) Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBw7W3_e25s
Las Cosas (Esther Ferrer, 2006) 3/10
Autorretrato en el tiempo (Esther Ferrer, 2010)
Un espacio es para atrivesarlo (Esther Ferrer, 1994-1995)
Artist as Combustible (Jana Sterbak, 1987)
Continental Divide (Rosemarie Trockel, 1994) 4/10
Preparation I (Leticia T. S. Parente, 1976)
Instructions No. 1 (Sanja Ivekovic, 1976)
Barbe Bleue/Bluebeard (Alice Anderson) 4/10
Quadro (Lotte Schreiber, 2002) 5/10
La prière (Florence Lazar, 2008) 5/10
Action (Halida Boughriet, 2003) 5/10
Taxi Driver, Too (Vibeke Tandberg, 2000) 5/10
The King (Eleanor Antin, 1972) Antin also has a mannequin of The King, not to be confused with the film she did.
Voices of Reason/Voices of Madness (Geneviève Cadieux) Two films screening simultaneously where people with “mad/crazy” faces are shown.
Linoleum (Robert Rauschenberg, 1966) 6.8/10
Pêche de nuit (Henri Chopin, 1957) 5.3/10
Resurrection (Daniel Spoerri, 1968) 1/10
Plus rien jamais/Never Nothing Else
Vinyl (Julien Hallard)
Le Coup Du Mepris aka Contempt (Contempt Extra Features)
The Talk of the Town (Contempt Extra Features)
Interview with Jean Luc Godard by Francois Chalais (Cinepanorama, 1964) (Contempt Extra Features)
Interview with Raoul Coutard (Contempt Extra Features)
Se réveiller de soi (Clara Chichin)
Race Horse in Motion (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Horse in Motion (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Animated Sequence of a Buffalo Galloping (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Baboon (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Sequence of Nude Man, Elephant, Nude Woman and Child (Spanish intertitles) (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Man Running (Eadweard Muybridge, 1880, Pre-Cinema)
Man Throwing Diskus (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Plate 007 (Walking) (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Plate 006-1 (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Plate 006-2 (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Crawling Child unsure of real name of film/series of photographs (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Walking Bird (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Cat Walk (Eadweard Muybridge, Pre-Cinema)
Two Fencers (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1891) cronophotography experiment
Women’s Rights (1899) – It’s a BFI film (British).
Trafalgar Square Riot (1913)
Batailles Directed by: Jean-Michel Ribes Written by: Roland Topor & Jean-Michel Ribes Film director: Jean-Michel Ribes Actors: Pierre Arditi (Blandaimé / Michel / Franck), François Berléand (Plantin / Robert / Nepo) & Tonie Marshall (The young woman / The young woman / Irène) Filmed at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, 2008.
Sans Mentir (Patrick Czaplinski, 2008) You have to be a liar to invent a wife when you’re a bachelor, who is trying to seduce a young woman, who claims to be attracted exclusively to married men. You have to be an even bigger one to make your new conquest believe that you live in the superb warehouse conversion that you’re looking after during the holidays. For Serge, a wave of lies will end up uncovering surprising truths and, more importantly, revealing the real character of the people in his entourage…
Stage direction: José Paul and Stéphane Cottin
Written by: Xavier Daugreilh
Cast: Lysiane Meis (Gwendoline), Eric Savin (Serge), Caroline Maillard (Elise), José Paul (Cyril), Isabelle Cote (Valérie) & Stéphane Cottin (François).
La Verite Zebree (Sophie Fillières, 2008, short) Synopsis from TV5: A woman of around thirty discovers a strange chair which her parents gave her for her birthday… With: Hélène Fillières Country: France
Things I Forgot to Teach Myself (Shelly Silver, 1988)
Sans Titre (Jenny Holzer, 1987) voice-over by Patrice Arditi, film copyrighted by Georges Pompidou Centre (I think they made it out of Jenny Holzer’s Truisms)
Totem (Maïder Fortuné, 1973) 5/10
Bird (Sonia Khurana, 1999) 6.5/10
Untitled (Chicken Piece) (Ana Mendieta, Nov. 1972) warning: nudity
Blood Sign #2/Body Tracks (Ana Mendieta) 7.5/10 March, 1974
Duets (Joan Jonas) 6/10
Left Side, Right Side (Joan Jonas) 7-7.5/10
Mumble (Lynda Benglis)
Space Seeing Space Hearing (Valie Export, 1973-1974) Similar to Left Side, Right Side by Joan Jonas but not as good
Freeing the Body 1/10 (Marina Abramovic, 1976)
Art Must be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful (Marina Abramovic, 1975?)
Wheelbarrow of Flesh It’s a Dali movie that was never finished. I think they had some footage. It was delightful. It was a movie where some musician turned into Hitler and Dali’s subtitles said it would be sick for you to think this person could become Hitler. I think it was Benny Goodman, but I’d like to see it again.
Presences Was disappointed by a lack of story. Parents are searching for their young adult son and when they find him, they beat him up. There’s no explanation what he did or why they are angry. 2/10
He Has a Wife! (2009)
Buried Alive (Selig) Dec. 27, 1909
It Came From Detroit (James R. Petix, 2008)
Gwen From Brittany (Agnès Varda) From the Cinematheque program: “a short portrait of the encounters over the last decade of Agnès Varda and Gwen Deglise, programmer at the American Cinematheque, shot at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres while Varda was in Los Angeles shooting THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS.”
The First Quarrel – Lubin, August 3, 1907 6/10
Mishaps of a Baby Carriage (Selig, October 16, 1907) 6.5/10 The best part about this “runaway baby carriage” movie is when the carriage goes down a roof and the side of the house (all without harming the baby of course). However, it is not realistic for a baby carriage to get out of control and go all over town.
Sekwens (Robert Sowa)
Words 1 (Olof)
Words 2 Olof)
Mommy (David J. Kim)
Hong Kong, Le Funiculaire de Victoria (1908)
William Howard Taft (May, 1912) Fragment
The Silver King (Siegmund Lubin, 1908)
A Disastrous Flirtation (1908) Link on TCM
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF THE BURROWING OWL (Mike Roush, 2008) 6 mins./USA “Through the lens of a wildlife documentary, we meet an owl who recently lost his mate to a large predator. Can he survive in this dangerous wilderness alone?”
A DAY AT THE BEACH (Veronique Courtois, 2008) USA, 3 mins. An animated look at the complexity of modern love.
SHHH Directed By: Ben Slotover / United Kingdom, 2007, 5 mins. After Heinz begins hearing strange noises coming from his walls, he unwisely enlists his friend Jim to investigate. Chaos ensues
PASSAGES Directed By: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre / Canada, 2008, 25 mins. A woman awaiting the arrival of her first child doesn’t foresee the hardships that lie ahead. 8.5/10
KANIZSA HILL / Directed By: Evelyn Lee / USA, 2008, 8 mins.
After being shot, a head and a body learn to exist independently from one another while seeking reunification.
RUN / Directed By: Melanie Mandl / USA, 2008, 5 mins.
Using puppets and stop motion animation, director Melanie Mandl creates a magical world that explores space, time and loneliness. Inspired by the song “Run” by the French duo Air, this film of the same name was created in painstaking detail using miniature sets and puppets to tell the story of a couple separated by a vast distance.
CUTECUTECUTE Directed By: Clemens Kogler / Austria, 2008, 2 mins. Oh hai! X thx bai!
Ang Nakalimutan na Sining ng Pagtatago ng Lihim /The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret Reminded me of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century.
You’ve Got Potential
Why I Do, What I Do Alcoholics Anonymous
The War Room (1993) I actually saw Return of the War Room, but that wasn’t in the incompetent movie database yet.
Artists of the 20th Century: Salvador Dali
Far Off Town: From Dunedin to Nashville
Madison Class of ’64 Click on the link for the actual video (on youtube) film by Sergi Rubio
My Pal Foot Foot
The Wandering Stars (Melies) – probably on IMDB, but I couldn’t find it.
Musical Holdouts Probably my favorite out of the John Cohen movies. And my favorite part was in the very beginning when it said it was about people which called for a separation from mainstream America. YEAH!
Post Industrial Fiddle
The Burks of Georgia Maysles Brothers movie
Made in Taiwan (Alexandre Mehring)
Le Baiser/The Kiss
Passion (Jürgen Reble) 4.5/10
A Scary Time (Shirley Clarke) Unicef-Halloween commercial. Very interesting but sort of uneven.
Pursuit (1975) Bruce Nauman & Frank Owen
Tentativo di far formare dei quadrati invece che dei cerchi intorno ad un sasso che cade nell’acqua (1970) Gino de Dominicis
Tentativo di Volo (1970) Gino de Dominicis
Helikopter auf Brett (1998) Roman Signer
Techno Battle (2007) Hanna & Klara Liden (sisters)
Entslastlungen AKA Pipilolottis Fehler Skizzen (Pipilotti Rist, 1988)
Friberg’s Halstead Street
Tangled Lives: A Strange Culmination of the Seminole War (1911) short
Deal (2011, Wilfried Meance)
Groove Your Life (2011, Vincent Burgevin, Franck Lebon)
Salopard/Bastard (2012, Louis Delva)
Beirut Outtakes Peggy Ahwesh
Unfolding the Aryan Papers at LACMA Directors: Jane and Louise Wilson with Johanna ter Steege
L’Enfer me ment/Close Your Eyes (short, Gérald Portenart)
The Reagan Shorts: RONALD REAGAN LIGHTS THE LIGHTS, RONALD REAGAN PARDONS A TURKEY, MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION INTERVIEWS THE REAGANS (Pacho Velez)
BOLD = in the Auteurs database
Films I haven’t seen, but aren’t at IMDB:
I Was/ I Am (1972)
Films added to IMDB since I made this list:
Yours – A wild, psychedelic, country western music video. It is on Jonathan Rosenbaum’s 1000 Essential Films List.
John Garfield (Mark Rappaport)
Legal Errorist (Mara Mattuschka, Chris Haring, 2005)
Semiotics of the Kitchen (Martha Rosler, 1975)
Blutclip (Pipilotti Rist, 1993)
En Dag I Staden (Hans Nordenström, Pontus Hultén, 1955-1956)
Mankinda (Stan Vanderbeek, 1957)
Drôles de Bobines / Funny Reels (Maurice Pialat, short)
Tragedie Grouick/Pig in a Poke
Falling Cat (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1890) cronophotography experiment
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (Andrea Fraser, 1989) 10/10 If only there were more films with searing commentary like this one.
The Obama Deception Half interesting, half nutty.
A Night in Dreamland, a Fairy Fantasy Vitagraph, December 5, 1907 6/10
OUT OF ERASERS (Sweden, 2011, Erik Rosenlund)
Godard’s Schick Commercial