Film Archive

Jahr

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Billy’s Balloon Don Hertzfeldt

A child beams with joy at his balloon. Not for long, because the round red friend on the line has some mean ideas of his own about how to play with the little cutie. Don Hertzfeldt’s classic of black humoured drawn animation.

Billy’s Balloon

Animated Film
USA
1998
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Bitter Films
Don Hertzfeldt
Rebecca Moline
Don Hertzfeldt
Don Hertzfeldt
Don Hertzfeldt
A child beams with joy at his balloon. Not for long, because the round red friend on the line has some mean ideas of his own about how to play with the little cutie. Don Hertzfeldt’s classic of black humoured drawn animation.

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

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Bobby Bumps’ Last Smoke Earl Hurd

Even in its rebellious youth, cartoon already tested its boundaries and freedom. In 1919, Earl Hurd drew the serial character Bobby Bumps and his dog Fido.

Bobby Bumps’ Last Smoke

Animated Film
USA
1919
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
J.R. Bray Studios
Earl Hurd
Earl Hurd
Earl Hurd
Even in its rebellious youth, cartoon already tested its boundaries and freedom. In 1919, Earl Hurd drew the serial character Bobby Bumps and his dog Fido. He lights a cigarette for the underage boy who promptly flies to the land of dreams in a cloud. “Gee, we’re in Turkey!” Mr. Hurd, what exactly was in that tobacco?

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Datamosh

Animated Film
USA
2011
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Max Barbaria
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
Yung Jake
Cool, hip, nerrrdyyyyy … and brilliantly funny. Yung Jake nonchalantly raps his way through the online visual world of the digital youth, contaminating pretty boy Justin Bieber with a virus-like pixel infestation, celebrating hip-hop stereotypes with data errors. “I’m on my datamosh. Glitched out swag.”

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

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Decasia Bill Morrison

Archives are tirelessly fighting against the age-related decay of film stock. Chemical processes produce blisters and crystal carpets in the emulsion.

Decasia

Animated Film
USA
2002
67 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison
Michael Gordon
Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison
Archives are tirelessly fighting against the age-related decay of film stock. Chemical processes produce blisters and crystal carpets in the emulsion. The ephemeral beauty of decay has become the subject of art – as the analogue’s aesthetic resistance in the age of digitisation. Bill Morrison’s masterpiece “Decasia” portrays the special nature of that thing called film. His touching, ingenious composition interweaves sequences from the early days of documentary and fictional cinema in which the damaged spots enchant and at the same time comment on the images. Michael Gordon’s music shifts between serial and No Wave Drone and supplies the speeding train on which the damaged images race across the screen once more.

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

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Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure anonymous

“Climax Fables presents” the fantasy world of an unknown artist from the Roaring Twenties. Eveready Harton has adventures with wife, rival and pet.

Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure

Animated Film
USA
1928
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
anonymous
“Climax Fables presents” the fantasy world of an unknown artist from the Roaring Twenties. Eveready Harton has adventures with wife, rival and pet. It’s astounding what his John Thomas is up to … One of the oldest pornographic animations, produced anonymously in three renowned New York animation studios.

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Disobedient Images
Negative Man Cathy Joritz

Film was long considered a medium of mass education in which talking heads explained the world. Cathy Joritz gleefully scratches the surface of these claims of authority, etching playful visual comments into the emulsion.

Negative Man

Animated Film
USA,
FRG
1985
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cathy Joritz
Cathy Joritz
Cathy Joritz
Cathy Joritz
Cathy Joritz
Cathy Joritz
Film was long considered a medium of mass education in which talking heads explained the world. Cathy Joritz gleefully scratches the surface of these claims of authority, etching playful visual comments into the emulsion. And so the film professor suddenly grows pig’s ears.

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Disobedient Images
Removed Naomi Uman

A film of unfulfilled dreams. Naomi Uman removed the objects of desire from a 1970s porn movie. Using nail polish remover and bleach, she made the women’s bodies invisible, frame by frame. What’s left is a phantom.

Removed

Animated Film
Mexico,
USA
1999
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Naomi Uman
Naomi Uman
Naomi Uman
Naomi Uman
A film of unfulfilled dreams. Naomi Uman removed the objects of desire from a 1970s porn movie. Using nail polish remover and bleach, she made the women’s bodies invisible, frame by frame. What’s left is a phantom. The upstanding Romeos grasp nothing but emptiness and are left alone with their manhood.

Ines Seifert

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.