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American Avant-Garde: The Lawrence Jordan Album and the Films of James Broughton

Synopsis
The life’s work of two legends of the US avant-garde cinema is included in this 7-disc collection. Lawrence Jordan’s collage-style animation—which influenced the early work of Terry Gilliam, among others—combines 19th-century engravings, symbols, icons, and modern imagery to construct elegant, dream-like stories that enchant and enthrall. The very personal work of James Broughton opened the door for diary films with an eye toward the erotic and the poetic.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
animation films; avant-garde film & video

Credits

Director
James Broughton; Lawrence Jordan

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$89.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
465, 290 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

Email
sales@facets.org
Web
http://www.facetsdvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 773 281 9045
Fax
+1 773 929 5437
Address
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
60614
USA
Notes
A pioneering US distributor of over 65,000 international, animated, independent, art, classic, documentary, silent, and experimental films on DVD, some of them exclusive to the Facets label.

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