Bathtime in Clerkenwell (Alesky Budovsky, 4:00)
An irresistable music video for an infectious song by (The Real) Tuesday Weld. Black and white birds shoot out of cuckoo clocks and spread into the town of Clerkenwell, angering sleeping residents and cuckoo kings and cops to the bouncy rhythm of a chopped up old groove.
Handgun (Sam Crees and Alex Minnick, :50)
In a dreary apartment within a world of pure inchoate and incomprehensible drama, a homunculous stares down destiny, and destiny wins.
Marvelous Creatures (Wago Keider, 4:00)
In this dazzling display of dislocating editing, Elvis grows horns, Marilyn Monroe is bear-ied and a guy crashes a kiss into a woman's fence.
Cats and Pants (Jennifer Matotek, 1:00)
Sure, it seems simple. But which is which?
Woodbunny: Little Treasures of Love (Jeff Morelli, 16:00)
The Woodbunny is on the attack, and the only thing that can stop him is love. An absolutely confounding, charming and eye-catching tour of a suburban woodlands, showing us all the shape-shifting creatures who make the woods so damn dangerous
Pay Roll (Noah Klersfield, 11:00)
Is it for real? Is it fake? Is this the mother of all multi-camera action sequences of the insane inner momolog of an archetypal director who wishes he controlled it all.
Eric The Secret (Joe Quinn, 3:50)
Lonely and bored, two friends mess with their head (the one hidden behind the couch). A story of pathos, perversion and secret playpals.
Tired Beach (Perry Hallinan, 12:30)
A strange man climbs onto a locked beach to experience its decaying hazards in eerie, dance-like ways. This lovely performance documentary poetically touches on the issues of industrial refuse and its effect on our lands.
Filibuster (Matt Lenski, 1:00)
Richard Simmons and a battalion of fatties sweat to the oldies. By oldies, we mean a Sonic Youth song from the early nineties.
6 GI Joe PSAs (Eric Fensler, 5:00 total)
Eric Fensler re-edits and warps the sound advice handed out by the animated armed forces and turns them into deranged surrealist freakshows.
Bike Thief (Neistat Brothers, 7:00)
An average of 8,300 bicycles are reported stolen each year in New York. Long time bike advocates the Neistat Brothers wanted to know how this is possible, so one warm Tuesday they stole their own bike five times before noon without anyone looking twice. It's amazing what New Yorkers will ignore.
Fantasy Tales of Friendship: Ogre Vs. Unicorn (Colin Hargraves, 2:30)
[Dramatic preview voice]: One ogre . . . one unicorn . . . battling boredom. . . Gang life may destroy them. . . Their only hope . . . to break out of the valley . . . is break-dancing.
The Conversation (Mallory Whitelaw, 2:30)
Two little animated fuzzballs get trapped in a cinematic vortex in which space and identity are mutable, time is repeating and the only sound present is a conversation between Jimmy Stewart and Tom Helmore that folds back upon itself and repeats, for ever and ever.
Fischerchicks (Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, 3:30)
An electro-clash between one sexy chick and two cuter ckickies.
Sub (Jesse Schmal, 8:30)
Perhaps a metaphor for the decline of the Soviet Empire, perhaps a treatise on the vulgarization of mass culture and the decline of religiosity, or perhaps simply a surreal short about the crew of a miniature submarine attempting to save their captain from being splattered about the ground of a European plaza in which thugs battle nuns in a game of soccer, dogs disapprove of gourmet delicacies and vespa riding euro-trash make clumsy passes at a violent femme fatale.
Found Artist: Gary Crom (Curtis Craven, 8:30)
Outsider artist Gary Crom sculpts the dead into crazy, clever, visually vibrant art.
The Beautiful and the Fine (Rob Tyler, Adrienne Leverette and Eric Schopmeyer. 9:00)
Mike Wilder keeps in his home Drosera Nitidula x Pulchella and Pingucula Agnata x Moranesis, some of the most resilient and wondrous carnivores in the world. The Portland, Oregon film collective Archipelago returns to Rooftop (A Thing Of Wonder, 6/18/04) with a stunning documentary about a passionate and thoughtful bio-collector.