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10th anniversary Experiments in Cinema Best of Show

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 17, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

The Best of Experiments in Cinema at the Southwest Film Center at the University of New Mexico, 6 pm Friday March 20

Tickets are $5




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Crossroads Festival schedule announced!

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 11, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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My movie Dancing Glitch is in Crossroads, Program 4: forward reverse read write: conjectures about the animal

In Person: Michael Betancourt; Karissa Hahn; Jeremy Moss; Deborah Stratman

Screening on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm:

Cicatrix (2014) by Jeremy Moss
Soon (2014, Bay Area premiere) by Jeanne Liotta
Dancing Glitch (2013) by Michael Betancourt
Lentre Deux (2014) by Karl Lemieux
Sayres Vapor (2013, world premiere) by Karissa Hahn
Conjectures (2013) by Pablo Mazzolo
As Near as Light (2014, world premiere) by Susan DeLeo
Second Sighted (2014, Bay Area premiere) by Deborah Stratman
The Golden Hour (2014; Bay Area premiere) by Ross Meckfessel
Laborat (2014, Bay Area premiere) by Guillaume Cailleau
Jenny Haniver (2014, world premiere) by Stephen Broomer.




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Watson on the Aesthetics of Avant-Garde Film

story © Michael Betancourt | published February 26, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: AESTHETICS
Interesting early article on the aesthetics of avant-garde film versus commercial cinema from 1929: "The Amateur Takes Leadership" by J.S. Watson, on his film Fall of the House of Usher, in Movie Makers, January 1929.




 
The Early History of American Avant-Garde Film

story © Michael Betancourt | published February 13, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Museum of Modern Art in New York began a bibliographic indexing project focused on the history and criticism of motion pictures with The New York City WPA Writers Project, following the organization of the museums Film Library in 1935. This project, developed over several years was completed as a three volume survey of English language publications about motion pictures in 1941.




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List of US Avant-Garde Film Histories

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 30, 2015 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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There are lots of histories published about US avant-garde film. Here's an extended list of some of them, arranged in order of publication year:


Frank Stauffacher and Richard Foster, Art in Cinema (catalog, 1946)

Lewis Jacobs, Experimental Cinema in America 1921-1947 in The Rise of the American Film (1948)

Roger Manvell, Experiment in the Film (1949)

Robert Pike, A Critical Study of the West Coast Experimental Film Movement (UCLA dissertation, 1960)




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