Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1940s

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Tarantella
35mm 1.37:1 color sound, 4:24 minutes; production Expanding Cinema, Inc.; additional animation Normal McLaren; music by Edwin Gerschefski; courtesy of the filmmakers. This new medium of expression is the Absolute…
The Pursuit of Happiness
16mm 1.37:1 black & white intentionally silent 16fps, 8:09 minutes; courtesy of the filmmaker. Photographer Rudy Burckhardt shows us the ebb and flow of people rushing about Manhattan. Equally exhilarating…
1941
16mm 1.37:1 color sound, 4 minutes; music by Igor Stravinsky; preserved by Bruce Posner and Anthology Film Archives at Cineric, Inc. from camera original; courtesy of the filmmaker. The December…
Meshes of the Afternoon
16mm 1.37:1 black & white intentionally silent, 13:46 minutes; with Maya Deren, Alexandr Hackenschmied; preserved by Film Preservation Associates from reversal master positive.
Meditation on Violence
35mm enlarged from 16mm with 2K digital insert from 16mm 1.37:1 black & white sound, 12:27 minutes; production assistance Miriam Arsham, Alexander Hammid; with Chao-li Chi; music a mix of…
In the Street
16mm 1.37:1 black & white silent 18fps, 16:50 minutes; music by Arthus Kleiner; mastered from an original print in the collection of Film Preservation Associates. The street film was sort…

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