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One Way Boogie Woogie

Alternative title
One Way Boogie Woogie/11x14
Synopsis
In 1977 experimental filmmaker James Benning documented the vernacular urban landscape of his birthplace Milwaukee on 16mm film stock in a series of precisely framed, colour-saturated and aesthetically impressive shots of places of work and industry: factories, auto repair shops, smokestacks, streets, traffic and street signs. In 2004, Benning returned to record the changes of the last 27 years in a remake of his own film. He filmed at the same locations, restaging every single shot sometimes identically, sometimes with slight variations: some buildings have disappeared, others are new; his actors have grown older, some had passed away in the meantime. One Way Boogie Woogie became the double-length feature One Way Boogie Woogie / 27 Years Later. A further 8 years later, Benning went back to make One Way Boogie Woogie 2012. The typical composition and aesthetic criteria of the previous films remain unchanged in the film’s 18 shots, but the duration of each shot is now 5 minutes long.
DVD Features:
DVD 1
11x14 1977, 77’
One Way Boogie 2012 2012, 90’

DVD 2
One Way Boogie / 27 Years Later 1978/2005, 116’
20 page bilingual booklet
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of production
1977, 2005, 2012
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; landscapes; Milwaukee (USA)

Credits

Director
James Benning

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
29,95 Euros
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
283 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Edition Filmmuseum

Email
info@edition-filmmuseum.com
Web
http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 89 5161 660
Fax
+49 89 2366 1220
Address
Film & Kunst GmbH
Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 27
Munich
80331
Germany
Notes
Edition Filmmuseum is a joint project of film archives and cultural institutions in the German-speaking part of Europe. Its ambition is to publish film works of artistic, cultural and historical value in DVD editions that both utilise the possibilities of digital media and meet the quality demands of the archival profession. Participating archives include Bonner Kinemathek, Bundesarchiv, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Cinémathèque Suisse, Deutsche Kinemathek, Deutsches Filminstitut, Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Filmmuseum München, Filmmuseum Potsdam, Goethe-Institut, and Österreichisches Filmmuseum. DVDs are organised under the headings: German films, International cinema, Documentaries, Films about film, Short film collections, Filmed literature, Silent movies, Film and Art, and DVD collections. There are both German and English language versions of the website. Sale on DVD. All the films of an author or a theme are offered as a DVD collection for a reduced price.

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