Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema 1922-1954

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From the little theaters of the 1920s to the ad hoc film societies of the 50s, avant-garde cinema knew no established form and held no predictable position. The boundaries of its history are still hotly debated, but its rough sensibilities informed and peFrom the little theaters of the 1920s to the ad hoc film societies of the 50s, avant-garde cinema knew no established form and held no predictable position. The boundaries of its history are still hotly debated, but its rough sensibilities informed and permeated the city symphonies of Alberto Cavalcanti, the visual music of Mary Ellen Bute and John Whitney, the classroom films of Sidney Peterson, the confessional film poems of Willard Maas and John E. Schmitz, the Lettrist cinema of Marc O, and even marginal exploitation films and home movies. Drawn from the rich collections of Raymond Rohauer and the George Eastman House, Kino's third volume of experimental films continues to illuminate the degree to which cinema s evolution has been influenced by those filmmakers who occupy its periphery.

Disc One:
- Danse Macabre (Us 1922 Color Tinted 6 Min.) Dir: Dudley Murphy
- Rien Que Les Heures (Nothing But Time) (Us 1926 B&W 46 Min.) Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti - Music By Larry Marotta
- The Tell-Tale Heart (Us 1928 B&W 20 Min.) Dir: Charles F. Klein - Music By Sue Harshe
- Tarantella (Us 1940 Color 4 Min.) Dir: Mary Ellen Bute And Ted Nemeth
- Tomatos Another Day (Us 1930 B&W 7 Min.) Dir: James Sibley Watson
- The Uncomfortable Man (Us 1948 B&W 23 Min. Intentionally Silent) (Dir: Kent Munson And Theodore Huff)
- The Petrified Dog (Us 1948 B&W 18 Min.) Dir: Sidney Peterson
- The Lead Shoes (Us 1949 B&W 16 Min.) Dir: Sidney Peterson
- Four In The Afternoon (Us 1951 B&W 14 Min.) Dir: James Broughton

Disc Two:
- Plague Summer (Us 1951 B&W 15 Min.) Dir: Chester Kessler
- La Mort Du Cerf (The Death Of A Stag) (France 1951 B&W 12 Min.) Dir: Dimitri Kirsanoff
- Image In The Snow (Us 1952 B&W 26 Min.) Dir: Willard Maas
- Celery Stalks At Midnight (France 1952 Color 3 Min.) Dir: John Whitney
- The Voices (Us 1953 B&W 14 Min.) Dir: John E. Schmitz
- Closed Vision (Us 1954 B&W 65 Min.) Dir: Marc O

Bonus Films:
- Episodes In The Life Of A Gin Bottle (Us 1925 B&W 11 Min.) Dir: Bela Von Block - Music By Paul Mercer, Bruce Bennett And Davis Petterson
- Schichlegruber Doing The Lambeth Walk (Uk 1941 B&W 2 Min.) Dir: Charles A. Ridley
- Falling Pink (Us Circa Late 1950S Color 9 Min.) Dir: Robert H. Spring - Music By Paul Mercer And Bruce Bennett
- Dementia (Excerpt) (Us 1955 B&W 5 Min.) Dir: John Parker
- Tomatos Another Day (Outtakes) (Us 1930 B&W 5 Min.) Dir: James Sibley Watson

NTSC, Region 1, 321 min, 2 DVDs.

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Price: 

29.95 USD

Publisher: 

Label: 

Kino Video

Publishing date: 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Runtime: 

321

Discs: 

2

Language: 

English

Subtitles: 

None

Region: 

1

Video: 

NTSC

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour & B&W

Sound: 

DD2.0