Experimental film movements in the United States have always been about the search for voice and true expression. The filmmakers at the forefront ask what constitutes “Americanness”? Who gets represented within power structures? Many contemporary experimental films have emerged out of a documentary paradigm, retaining elements of nonfiction storytelling while incorporating ever-expanding methods to document and reimagine the outside world and the self. This is the rich terrain The American Experiment will explore. Programmed by Emily Apter, Edo Choi, Jessica Green and Annie Horner.
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