Film Archive

Homage Shelly Silver 2014
37 Stories About Leaving Home Shelly Silver

An intimate portrait of a group of Japanese women between the ages of 15 and 82. They talk about their lives, what separates and unites daughters, mothers and grandmothers.

37 Stories About Leaving Home

Documentary Film
USA
1996
52 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Shelly Silver
Lefdup & Lefdup
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver, Daiho Tsuruoko
Shelly Silver
Bill Seery, Mercer Street Sound
An intimate portrait of a group of Japanese women between the ages of 15 and 82. They talk about their lives, what separates and unites daughters, mothers and grandmothers, and how each of them at different times experienced the act of stepping out into the world and society. A complex web of childhood memories, banalities and a magical and cruel Japanese folk tale about a mother’s search for her daughter, who was abducted by a monster on the eve of her wedding.
Ralph Eue
Homage Shelly Silver 2014
5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown Shelly Silver

“You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE ..."

5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown

Documentary Film
USA
2009
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Karin Chien
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Ian Stynes, Great City Productions
“You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE. Years, decades go by and you continue, unseeing, possibly unseen.
A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask yourself, 'What used to be there?' You are only vaguely aware of the district's shifting patterns and the sense that, since the 19th century, wave after wave of inhabitants have moved through and transformed these alleyways, tenements, stoops and shops.
10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, America, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons. Chinatown.” (Shelly Silver)
Animadoc 2014
Animation Hotline, 2013 Dustin Grella

A series of short animations, started in 2011, where anonymous messages on the artist's voice mail provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.

2013

Animation Hotline, 2013

Animadoc
USA
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dustin Grella
Dustin Grella
Dustin Grella
A series of short animations, started in 2011, where anonymous messages on the artist's voice mail provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.