Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1920s

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Manhatta
Manhatta documents the look of early-20th-century Manhattan. With the city as subject, the film consists of 65 shots sequenced in a loose non-narrative structure, beginning with a ferry approaching Manhattan…
Ballet Mechanique
Ballet Mecanique is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Leger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic input from Man Ray).…
Anémic cinéma
35mm 1.33:1 black & white silent 20fps, 6:40 minutes; production assistance Man Ray, Marc Allegret; new music by Gustavo Matamoros; preserved by Det Danske Filminstitut. Thought provoking and offensive are…
The Life and Death of 9413-A Hollywood Extra
35mm 1.20:1 black & white silent 20fps, 13:20 minutes; camera Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich, Gregg Toland, Paul Ivano; new music by Donald Sosin adapted from George Gershwin's_Rhapsody in Blue_; with…
Skyscraper Symphony
35mm 1.33:1 black & white silent 24fps, 8:53 minutes; new music by Donald Sosin; preserved by Gosfilmofond of Russia. The most fantastic effects were secured in shooting sheer heights ...…

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