Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

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Man With A Movie Camera - Musical Accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra
Named the best documentary film of all time by Sight and Sound, it is presented here in its entirety for the first time since its original premiere. Discovered and restored at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam--with extensive digital treatment by Lobster Films--the 35mm print from which this edition is, in…
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