Includes films by Daisy Jacobs, Terri Sarris & Frank Pahl, Réka Bucsi, Ashley Sabin & David Redmon, Mike Hoolboom, Ephraim Asili, Vanessa Renwick, Mike Gibisser, Helmut Völter, Robert Todd, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy.
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INDEX is proud to present Ernst Schmidt Jr - ViennaFilm 1896-1976, available for the first time with English subtitles:
Particularly in the ’70s and early ’80s, Ingo Petzke was a force to reckon with. This was mostly due to his effervescent, encompassing activities in the arena of experimental film: writing and teaching, starting art house cinemas and even festivals, sitting on juries and boards, running CINE PRO – Germany’s only distribution company specialised in experimental film – and even funding cash prices for budding film makers. Last but not least he was a filmmaker in his own right.
Three works by Ken Jacobs on 3D: Blankets for Indians (2012), A primer in sky socialism (2014) and The guests (2013).
Limited edition of 500
Kino Lorber have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray two landmarks of the American avant-garde: director Jonas Mekas: Walden (1969) and Lost Lost Lost (1976). The two-disc Blu-ray set will be available for purchase on November 17.
Walden, Mekas' first completed diary film, is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde arts scene of the 1960s.
Lost Lost Lost documents Mekas' early years in New York as he and his brother Adolfas build their new life in America.
Avant-garde meets Cinecittà: in 1964, artists Gianfranci Baruchello and Alberto Grifi edit found footage of Hollywood films from the fifties in Italian version. This original assemblage seeks to disclose the formatting process in the Cinema Industry and offer a new meaning to images.
The first ten years of the groundbreaking London arts organisation ACME are explored through rarely seen archival film and new interviews.
‘Raban's bold new film continues his ongoing examination of London's stratified social geography by exploring a fertile, creative scene in which he played a significant part. Solely using archival visual materials, he revisits the first ten years of art organisation ACME, highlighting its work in housing artists in the East End and the extraordinary work that was produced. The powerful archival footage incorporates Stephen Cripps' pyrotechnic displays, an abrasive Anne Bean music performance and Stuart Brisley's politically charged action 'Ten Days'. Interviewees include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jock McFadyen and David Critchley. Raban reflects on the nature of 'evidence' while a very particular vision of creative activity emerges - one based on devoted experimentation, location specificity and process.’ (William Fowler, London Film Festival)
40 Super 8 films from one of avant guarde cinemas overlooked masters, Joseph Bernard. Shot in Detroit + Provincetown 1975 to 85, these films have had no prior release, finally existing as a 2K scanned Blu-Ray edition of 6 hours. A full color 24 page booklet with critical assessments, past show announcements and historic context included. Bernard, a student of Stan Brakhage, worked and taught film in Detroit before returning to painting in 1986. A Beneath Detroit Project and release of Geodesic Disques - geodesic.tv
Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films® Collection, in collaboration with Filmmakers Showcase, are proud to present Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970 in a 4-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Edition. 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.
Re:Voir Video is proud to announce the DVD release of the first film compilation by French structural film-artist Christian Lebrat. The films, made between 1976 and 1985, represent the seminal work of the filmmaker and photographer, himself an important figure in experimental French filmmaking.
Christian Lebrat, born in 1952 in Paris, is an internationally acclaimed artist with a career spanning over 30 years. He is a filmmaker, video artist, performance artist and photographer, as well as a publisher, curator and writer.