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Jonas Mekas in Context

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 6, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

Jeffrey Ruoff puts Jonas Mekas into a historical context in this article from To Free the Cinema: Jonas Mekas and the New York Underground.






 
Bruce Posner's Intro to Unseen Cinema

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 4, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Bruce Posner's Introduction to Unseen Cinema can be read on-line. Posner argues against the European-art centric model for the appearance of an art-as-cinema, presenting his Unseen Cinema programs as the proof for the argument he makes in this article.




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Guy Madden Interview

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 22, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: AVANT-GARDE MOVIES

Scott Shrake has written an interview with Guy Madden, the Canadian Experimentalist.






 
Kenneth Anger Interview

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 20, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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In conjunction with an exhibition of film stills in London, Kenneth Anger gave an interview published August 22,2004.




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Polish Avant-Garde Film

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 6, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Marcin Gizycki has a nice history of the development of avant-garde film in Poland. "There was no organized avant-garde film movement in Poland before WW2, which does not mean that there were no avant-garde films made. This paradox is easily explained. A number of artists more or less connected with avant-garde circles worked separately on films or film-related projects...."