Harvard Film PhD Program: Experimental/Avant-Garde/Underground Films (Incomplete)

This is a suggested viewing list of experimental, avant-garde, and underground films for the Film and Visual Studies PhD offered by Harvard University. The list is a work in progress by Harvard University. The films are in rough chronological order.

More information is available at the website: www.ves.fas.harvard.edu/fvs_readings.html

Click here for more Harvard lists.

Images pour Debussy (Jean Mitry, 1951)
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (Dara Birnbaum, 1979)
Journeys from Berlin/1971 (Yvonne Rainer, 1980)
Material Girl (Mary Lambert, 1984)

Dog Star Man is the whole thing, not just the first part.

  • The Smiling Madame Beudet
  • The Crazy Ray
  • Return to Reason
  • Ballet Mécanique
  • Entr'acte
  • Ménilmontant
  • Anemic Cinema
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • Emak-Bakia
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Starfish
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • À propos de Nice
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Pacific 231
  • Song of Love
  • Adebar
  • Schwechater
  • Anticipation of the Night
  • A Movie
  • Window Water Baby Moving
  • Dog Star Man: Part I
  • The Connection
  • Flaming Creatures
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Film
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Fuses
  • Our Trip to Africa
  • Castro Street
  • Wavelength
  • 69
  • T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G
  • Zorns Lemma
  • Serene Velocity
  • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
  • Hapax Legomena I: (nostalgia)
  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania
  • ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen
  • Semiotics of the Kitchen
  • Riddles of the Sphinx
  • One Way Boogie Woogie
  • One Way or Another
  • Thriller
  • Born in Flames
  • The Ties That Bind
  • Privilege
  • Blue