Smriti Keshari + Eric Schlosser’s 59-Minute Immersive Multimedia Experience, “the bomb”

An experimental film that warns of impending doom from the more than 13,000 nuclear warheads globally

the bomb—created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser—debuted in 2016, on the final night of the Tribeca Film Festival. The audience, standing huddled, watched as electronic band The Acid performed an album-length sonic experiment over a 360-degree visual accompaniment: archival footage and apocalyptic (yet informative) animations about nuclear weapons. Then it toured other festivals—the Berlin Film Festival, Glastonbury—and eventually appeared online for at-home viewers. Now, …

Dennis Scholl’s “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” Documentary

An in-depth look at the enigmatic abstract artist's life and work

Available online now, director Dennis Scholl’s comprehensive documentary on the abstract expressionist Clyfford Still, Lifeline: Clyfford Still, delves into the artist’s profound and prized works and his rather cryptic private life. Using the artist’s archival material; as well as his own video, audio and interviews with a handful of Still’s peers, critics, and family members, Scholl pieces together a story with plenty to ponder. Still …

Unseen Agnès Varda Documentary Available to Stream For Free

Beloved Belgian-born filmmaker and artist Agnès Varda’s previously unseen short film The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany is streaming on YouTube (for free) thanks to American Cinematheque. Varda—who passed away last year—began shooting the film in 1996 when she met the subject, Gwen Deglise. The two became fast friends and Varda’s film traces Deglise’s move from Paris to LA, and their unique relationship. …