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Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema, Vol. 3 (1922-1954)

Director: Dudley Murphy, John Whitney, Alberto Cavalcanti
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Studio: Kino
Genre: Experimental/Avant-Garde, Silent Drama

Synopses
Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema, Vol. 3 (Disc 1 of 2) (1922-1954)
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 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


Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema, Vol. 3 (Disc 2 of 2) (1954)
Dics 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

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