Various – Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema 1922-1954 (2009)

CAVALCANTI MAAS PETERSON BROUGHTON BUTE KESSLER WHITNEY KIRSANOFF MURPHY MARC’O WATSON HUFF

From THE Collection of THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE AND FROM THE RAYMOND ROHAUER COLLECTION

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 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, 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, Theodore Huff
The above films are from the collection of the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department
THE PETRIFIED DOG
US 1948 B&W 18 Min.
Dir: Sidney Peterson
THE LEAD SHOES National Film Registry
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

TOMATOS ANOTHER DAY (outtakes)
US 1930 B&W 5 Min. Dir: James Sibley Watson
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
DEMENTIA (excerpt)
US 1955 B&W 5 Min. Dir: John Parker
FALLING PINK
US circa late 1950s Color 9 Min. Dir: Robert H. Spring
Music by Paul Mercer and Bruce Bennett

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Pass:www.worldcinema.org

Language(s):Silent, English intertitles
Subtitles:None

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