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Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970, produced by David Shepard

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Label
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970, produced by David Shepard
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
922588324
Responsibility statement
produced by David Shepard
Runtime
418
Series statement
Blackhawk Films collection
Sub title
1920-1970
Summary
A collection of 37 films created by some of the most acclaimed names of American Avant-grade filmmaking. Gathered from archives around the world and beautifully restoredBonus features: 2K restoration of "Manhatta" (1920-21, dir. Charles Sheller, Paul Strand) with 2008 Slovak Sinfonietta orchestral score by Donald Sosin and 2013 music score by Henry Wolfe and Phil Caruzzo; 2K restoration of "Ballet mechanique" (1924, dir. Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy) with additional footage and George Antheil's 1925 percussive score for 16 player pianos and mechanical noise; Previously unavailable, unique versions of "Meshes of the afternood " (1943, dir. Maya Deren, Alexandr Hackenschmied), "In the street" (1948, 1952, dir. Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, James Agee), N.Y., N.Y. (1958, dir. Francis Thompson), "Castro Street" (1966, dir. Bruce Baillie), and "Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter" (1968, dir. Owen Land formerly George Landow); "Sappho and Jerry, parts 1-3 (1977-78, dir. Bruce Posner); "Seasons ..." (2002, dir. Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage); "Ch'an" (1983, dir. Francis Lee) with music by Christopher Atwood; 28-page booklet featuring an essay by curator, filmmaker, and film historian Bruce Posner, as well as extensive notes on the new editions
Technique
live action

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