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Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

Synopsis
This collection includes 37 films, restored to high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers of the 20th century. Commencing in 1920 with Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s creative collaboration on Manhatta, successive generations of experimental filmmakers and artists have worked in collaboration or alone to create a cinema capable of expressing dynamic unspoken concepts in totally abstract visual terms. Film techniques used include: fast cutting, expressive camerawork, abstract animation, surrealistic collage, distorted and superimposed imagery, and many more.
Collected from archives around the world, the majority of vintage silent films in Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970 feature new musical scores from innovative composers Donald Sosin, George Antheil, Eric Beheim, Rodney Sauer, Gustavo Matamoros, Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo.
This edition contains 28-page booklet featuring an essay and extensive notes on restorations by curator, filmmaker, and film historian Bruce Posner.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Notes
Dual format.
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
avant-garde film & video; dance; experimental film & video; history of cinema

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
€50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
418 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Re-voir Video

Email
info@re-voir.com
Web
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Phone
+33 08 73 86 47 00
Fax
+33 01 42 77 93 15
Address
41 faubourg Saint-Martin
75010 Paris
France
Notes
Also known as Re:voir video. Formerly known as Light Cone Video
 

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