Most of these are art and music documentaries because that’s what I like to watch. Let me know if any of them get yanked off Youtube and I’ll update the list. Coming up next: short version!
The 1880s Speak: Recent Developments in Archeophony “Presentation given by Patrick Feaster at the annual conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in Rochester, New York, May 19, 2012. Visit http://griffonage.com to see some of his latest projects.”
Afro-Punk (doc. that inspired the annual AFROPUNK festival, 2003)
First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee
The Goat (dir. Buster Keaton, 1921)
Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age
Häxan (dir. Benjamin Christensen, 1922 “Based partly on Christensen’s study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th-century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts.”) There is also an abridged version narrated by William Burroughs.
Holy Ghost People (Pentecostal/”snake handling” doc., 1967)
How to Draw a Bunny (Ray Johnson doc., dir. John Walter, 2002) https://vimeo.com/110857936
In the Realms of the Unreal (Henry Darger doc., dir. Jessica Yu, 2004)
Kowloon Walled City Documentary (1988)
Life In Hidden Light (dir. Miranda Tasker and Marcus Nield, “Video of life inside an enclosed Carmelite community, including short excerpts of interviews with some of the Sisters.”)
The Life of Tove Jansson (BBC doc., creator of The Moomins!)
ODDSAC (Animal Collective movie, dir. Danny Perez 2010)
People Who Do Noise (Portland, OR noise scene doc., 2008)
Phonogram Images on Paper “Phonogram Images on Paper and the Frontiers of Early Recorded Sound, 1250-1950.” Presentation given by Patrick Feaster at the annual conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in Los Angeles, May 12, 2011.
Pink Narcissus (dir. James Bidgood, 1971)
Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads concert doc., dir. Jonathan Demme, 1984)
Style Wars (graffiti/hiphop culture doc., dir. Tony Silver, 1983)
Wattstax (aka The Black Woodstock, concert doc., 1973)
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (dir. Tim Irwin)
Wesley Willis: Artist of the Streets (1988)
Yo! MTV Raps (VH1 doc.)