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Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental

Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental

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Blu-Ray pressing. This breathtaking collection includes 30 films, restored to pristine 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. To watch these films is to see the world anew through cinematic interventions: fast cutting, expressive camerawork, abstract animation, surrealistic collage, distorted and superimposed imagery, and many more extraordinary techniques. Essentially the filmmakers ask us to open our eyes and see, to permit the reception of pure sensations uninhibited by any complex web of predetermined associations dominant in mainstream Hollywood cinema. Collected from archives around the world, and beautifully restored in high definition, 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. • Seasons... (2002, dir. Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage) • Alternate version of Manhatta (1920-21, dir. Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand) with a 2013 music score by Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo. Honored in 2010 with a "Film Heritage Award" by the National Society of Film Critics. • Booklet featuring an essay and extensive notes on restorations by curator, filmmaker, and film historian Bruce Posner

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    Title: Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Jules Raucourt, Maya Deren
    Attributes: With DVD, 4PC
    Release Date: 10/6/2015
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6794
    UPC: 617311679490
    Item #: 1516281X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 10/6/2015
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 372 minutes
    Studio: Flicker Alley

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