What is Cinema?

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman's documentary What Is Cinema? tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews with Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, David Lynch, video artist Bill Viola, Robert Altman, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, Ken Jacobs, Michael Moore, critic J. Hoberman, and others, and with archival interviews from Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Chantal Akerman, Akira Kurosawa, Abbas Kiarostami, and more. The film also includes commissioned sequences from experimental artists Lewis Klahr and Phil Solomon. What Is Cinema? not only asks a poignant question, but chronicles the best of filmmaking today and proposes where cinema will go, and should go, in the future.

Experimental Film Shorts included (extras):

  • Ballet Mécanique — Fernand Léger (1924) (1080p; 11:25)
  • Return to Reason — Man Ray (1923) (1080p; 2:23)
  • Leave Me Alone — Man Ray (1926) (1080p; 15:59)
  • The Sea Star — Man Ray (1928) (1080p; 15:39)
  • The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice — Man Ray (1929) (1080p; 19:43)
  • The Life and Death of 9413 — A Hollywood Extra — Slovko Vorkapich and Robert Florey (1927) (1080p; 13:34)
  • Peyote Queen — Storm de Hirsch (1965) (1080p; 8:56)
  • Notes on the Circus — Jonas Mekas (1966) (1080p; 12:37)
  • Flo Rounds a Corner — Ken Jacobs (1999) (1080p; 6:13)
  • Turn It Back — Lewis Klahr (2013) (1080p; 2:55)
  • The Emblazoned Apparitions — Phil Solomon (2013) (1080p; 5:40)

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Price: 

39,98 USD

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Publishing date: 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Discs: 

1

Language: 

English

Region: 

A

Video: 

AVC

Resolution: 

1080p

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD5.1