Video Data Bank

New Website for the Video Data Bank

Breaking news: President Obama and Ben Bernanke have officially announced the launch of a new website for the Chicago-based Video Data Bank. Thank god their new video excerpts are larger than the previous *tiny* little quicktime clips. Check out their new expansive website — — an invaluable resource for all.  

The Disappointment: Or, The Force of Credulity (2007), by Brian Springer, at Conversations at the Edge, Chicago, this Thursday, March 17, 2011

“Brian Springer presents his latest work The Disappointment: Or, The Force of Credulity (2007) at Conversations at the Edge this Thursday, March 17, 2011. Followed by a Q&A with the artist and Brian Holmes. ‘An unexpected masterpiece.’ — Grady Hendrix, New York Sun Best known for his scathing news media exposé Spin (1995), Brian Springer’s […]

Erie (2010) and Selected Shorts Presented by Kevin Jerome Everson, Gene Siskel Film Center, November 11

Over the past thirteen years, Kevin Jerome Everson has crafted an exquisite–and prodigious–body of work on the working-class culture of African-Americans and people of African descent.  Combining documentary and fiction, Everson’s nearly 70 shorts and four features center on everyday tasks and gestures to unearth and illuminate the ordinary grace of daily life.  This evening, in […]

Video Data Bank: Radical Closure Box-Set and London Screening

Chicago, IL, October 27, 2010 – Video Data Bank is pleased to announce the publication of the highly-anticipated DVD box set, Radical Closure. Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, and originally presented by the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Radical Closure features works produced in response to situations of physical or ideological closure resulting from war and territorial conflicts. […]