Avant-garde

Avant-garde

3 Experimental Cinema, 1922-1954

DVD - 2009
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Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, c2009
Edition: Deluxe two-disc ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 289 min.) : sd. & si., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in

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