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Title Avant-garde : experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s / Kino International.

Publication Info. New York : Kino International : Distributed by Kino on Video, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  DVD FOREIGN AVANT GARDE DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 791.43 AVA DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD A    Lost and Paid
Edition Deluxe two-disc edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (407 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD.
Performer Alice (Kiki) Prin, André de la Rivière, Robert Desnos, Man Ray, J.-A. Boiffard, Nadia Sibirskaia, Friederich Haak, Hildegarde Watson, Dorothea Haus, Lewis Whitbeck, Heinrich Gotho, Eva Schmid-Kayser, Alfred Loretto, Han Ruys, Sybille Schmitz, Rudolf Hilberg, Heinrich Falconi, Jeanne Helbling, Suzy Pierson, Olga Day, Raymond Guerin, Paul Garat, Rene Ferte, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Mara Griy, Erna Bergman, Willy Hildebrand.
Credits Photography by Jean de Miéville, Eduard von Borsody, Ey. Winger, ; music by Donald Sosin, Paul Mercer, (dp)³, Paul Devred, Sue Harshe, Larry Marotta, Jean Schwartz, Alexis Archangelsky, Lou Lichtveld ; sung by Louise Mazzoli.
Summary Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century.
Contents DVD 1: Le retour à la raison = The return to reason / Man Ray (1923, France) (3 min.) -- Emak-Bakia = Leave me alone Man Ray (1926, France) (16 min.) -- L'Étoile de mer = The starfish / Man Ray (1928, France) (15 min.) -- Les mystères du château du Dé = The mysteries of the chateau of dice / Man Ray (1929, France) (20 min.) -- The Life and death of 9413 : a Hollywood extra / Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich (1928, U.S.) (13 min.) -- Ménilmontant / Dimitri Kirsanoff (1926, France) (37 min.) -- Brumes d'automne = Autumn mists / Dimitri Kirsanoff (1928, France) (12 min.) -- Lot in Sodom / James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber (1933, U.S.) (27 min.) -- Rhythmus 21 = Film is rhythm / Hans Richter (1921, Germany) (3 min.) -- Vormittagsspuk = Ghosts before breakfast / Hans Richter (1928, Germany) (9 min.) -- Anémic cinéma / Marcel Duchamp (1926, France) (6 min.) -- Ballet mécanique / Fernand Léger (1924, France) (11 min.) -- Symphonie diagonale = Diagonal symphony / Viking Eggeling (1924, France) (7 min.) -- Le vampire / Jean Painlevé (1939-45, France) (9 min.) -- The hearts of age / Orson Welles and William Vance (1934, U.S.) (8 min.).
DVD 2: Polizeibericht : Überfall = Police Report! : Assault / Ernö Metzner (1928, Germany) (22 min.) -- La glace à trois faces = The three-sided mirror / Jean Epstein ; d'apres la nouvelle de Paul Morand (1927, France) (33 min.) -- Le tempestaire = The tempest / Jean Epstein (1947, France) (41 min.) -- Romance sentimentale = Sentimental romance / Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori V. Alexandrov (1930, France) (21 min.) -- Autumn fire / Herman G. Weinberg (1931, U.S.) (15 min.) -- Manhatta / Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler (1921, U.S.) (10 min.) -- La coquille et le clergyman = The seashell and the clergyman / Germaine Dulac (1928, France) (31 min.) -- Regen = Rain / Joris Ivens (1929, Netherlands) (14 min.) -- H²O/ Ralph Steiner (1929, U.S.) (12 min.) -- Even - as you and I / Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, and Le Roy Robbins (1937, U.S.) (12 min.).
Note Special features: Film notes by Elliott Stein [text feature].
Language Silent or with music; credits and intertitles in Dutch, English, French, and German ; optional subtitles in English (on selected films).
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Experimental films -- France.
Experimental films -- Germany.
Experimental films -- Netherlands.
Experimental films -- United States.
Motion pictures, American -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Experimental films -- United States -- History.
Surrealism in motion pictures.
Dadaism in motion pictures.
Cubism in motion pictures.
Art, Abstract -- In motion pictures.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Short films.
Experimental films.
Added Author Man Ray, 1890-1976.
Florey, Robert, 1900-1979.
Vorkapich, Slavko.
Kirsanov, Dmitri, 1899-1957.
Watson, James S. (James Sibley), 1894-1982.
Webber, Melville.
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955.
Eggeling, Viking, 1880-1925.
Painlevé, Jean.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
Vance, William.
Metzner, Ernö, 1892-1954.
Epstein, Jean, 1897-1953.
Morand, Paul, 1888-1976.
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948.
Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984.
Weinberg, Herman G.
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976.
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965.
Dulac, Germaine, 1882-1942.
Ivens, Joris, 1898-1989.
Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986.
Barlow, Roger.
Hay, Harry.
Robbins, LeRoy, 1904-1987.
Rohauer, Raymond.
Rohauer Collection.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s
Note Subtitle on disc label and container: Films from the Raymond Rohauer collection
Standard No. 738329040222
Music No. K402 Kino on Video
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