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Nicholas Ray – We Can’t Go Home Again (1973)

A decade after quitting Hollywood, legendary director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, In a Lonely Place) accepted a teaching contract at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. There, with the intensive collaboration of his students, he began work on a project unlike anything he had done before, the making of which would consume his creative energies for the remainder of his life. Entitled We Can’t Go Home Again, that film is Ray’s enormously ambitious, profoundly personal, wildly experimental magnum opus – a collection of notes on Vietnam-era America, the generation gap and the filmmaking process itself, conceived in a dizzying kaleidoscope of split screens, superimpositions and other radical image manipulations that anticipate later trends in video art and digital effects. After rushing to complete the film for its premiere at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Ray continued to re-work We Can’t Go Home Again until his death from lung cancer in 1979. On the occasion of Ray’s centenary, we are proud to present the most complete version of this one-of-a-kind film in a stunning digital restoration undertaken by Ray’s widow, Susan Ray, President of The Nicholas Ray Foundation, in close collaboration with the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Film Archive.

Nicholas Ray Foundation:
Called by some a visionary masterpiece, and by others a fool’s errand, this controversial film embodies Ray’s last explorations in the medium that he called ‘the cathedral of the arts.’ Along with its technical innovations unequaled even today, over 35 years after it was made, the film explores the face of a community at a critical moment in our cultural-political history and offers a searing portrait of the filmmaker’s soul.

Nicholas Ray - 1976 - We Cant Go Home Again.mkv

Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	1h 35mn
Size: 	813 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	720x480 ~> 720x540
Aspect ratio:  	4:3
Frame rate: 	23.976 fps
Bit rate: 	942 Kbps
BPP: 	0.114
#1:  	English 2.0ch AC-3 @ 224 Kbps



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