James Benning - natural history & Ruhr

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Since the late 1970s, James Benning's films have been a regular fixture at festivals in Germany and Austria, while frequent television broadcasts have helped expose his work to an even larger audience here than perhaps at home. This 2-disc set presents the products of this intercontinental relationship: Ruhr, Benning's first foray into digital filmmaking, is a modern-day "city symphony" dedicated to Germany's industrial Ruhr district. His latest work, natural history, is an audiovisual portrait commissioned by Vienna's Natural History Museum. Reinhard Wulf's feature-length documentary James Benning: Circling the Image, produced for German television, rounds off the set.

The Films
- Ruhr - Germany 2009 - Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning - Premiere: November 2, 2009 (Duisburger Filmwoche)
- Fire & Rain - Austria 2009 - Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning - Premiere: October 26, 2009 (Viennale)
- natural history - Austria 2014 - Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning - Premiere: September 26, 2014 (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)
- James Benning: Circling the Image - Germany 2003 - Directed and written by: Reinhard Wulf - Photographed by: Jürgen Behrens - Edited by: Susanne Schweinheim - Premiere: October 22, 2003 (Viennale)

DVD features (2-disc DVD)
DVD 1
- Ruhr 2009, 122'
- Fire & Rain 2009, 1'
28 page bilingual booklet
DVD 2
- natural history 2014, 77'
- James Benning: Circling the Image 2003, 84'

Edited by: Österreichisches Filmmuseum Vienna
DVD authoring: Tobias Dressel
DVD supervision: Oliver Hanley

Price: 

29,95 EUR

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Publishing date: 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Language: 

English

Subtitles: 

German

Runtime: 

284 minutes

Discs: 

2 DVD9

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0

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