Treasures IV - American Avant Garde Film, 1947-1986

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Treasures IV - American Avant Garde Film, 1947-1986 releases for the first time on home video 26 films from 27 artists -- from Bruce Baillie to Andy Warhol -- who worked outside the mainstream and redefined American cinema. The five-hour set surveys an array of film types and styles, from animation to documentaries, including classics and rediscoveries, and is culled from five of the nation's foremost avant-garde film archives. Featured Films include: Here I Am (Bruce Baillie), Aleph (Wallace Berman), The Riddle ...
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Treasures IV - American Avant Garde Film, 1947-1986 releases for the first time on home video 26 films from 27 artists -- from Bruce Baillie to Andy Warhol -- who worked outside the mainstream and redefined American cinema. The five-hour set surveys an array of film types and styles, from animation to documentaries, including classics and rediscoveries, and is culled from five of the nation's foremost avant-garde film archives. Featured Films include: Here I Am (Bruce Baillie), Aleph (Wallace Berman), The Riddle of Lumen (Stan Brakhage), Eyewash (Robert Breer), Bridges-Go-Round (Shirley Clarke), By Night with Torch and Spear (Joseph Cornell), Peyote Queen (Storm De Hirsch), nostalgia (Hollis Frampton), Fog Line (Larry Gottheim), Little Stabs at Happiness (Ken Jacobs), Hamfat Asar (Lawrence Jordan), I, an Actress (George Kuchar), New Improved Institutional Quality (Owen Land), Necrology (Standish Lawder), Note to Patti (Saul Levine), The End (Christopher Maclaine), Notes on the Circus (Jonas Mekas), Go! Go! Go! (Marie Menken), The Off-Handed Jape...and How to Pull It Off (Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley), 7362 (Pat O'Neill), Chumlum (Ron Rice), Bad Burns (Paul Sharits), Odds & Ends (Jane Conger Belson Shimane), Film No. 3: Interwoven (Chick Strand), and Mario Banana (No. 1) (Andy Warhol). The set also features newly recorded music by John Zorn, a 70-page book of program notes with a forward by Martin Scorsese, more than 200 interactive screens, and 2 postcards from the films.
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Special Features

Newly recorded music by John Zorn; Illustrated book with film notes and foreword by Martin Scorsese; Portraits of the filmmakers; Postcards from the films
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2009
  • UPC: 014381473728
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Includes 70-page Booklet
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:12:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Film Treasures IV: Avante Garde 1947-1986
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
Disc #2 -- American Film Treasures IV: Avante Garde 1947-1986
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
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Disc #1 -- American Film Treasures IV: Avante Garde 1947-1986
   Harry Smith: Film No. 3 - Interwoven
      Play Film
      Play With New Music
      Play Silent
      About the Film
   Jonas Mekas: Notes on the Circus
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Bruce Baillie: Here I Am
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Chick Strand: Fake Fruit Factory
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Jane Conger Belson Shimane: Odds & Ends
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Robert Breer: Eyewash
      Play Film
      Play Alternate Version
      About the Film
   Storm De Hirsch: Peyote Queen
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Pat O'Neill: 7362
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Wallace Berman: Aleph
      Play Film
      Play With Music
      About the Film
   Saul Levine: Note to Papi
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Joseph Cornell: By Night With Torch and Spear
      Play With Music
      Play Silent
      About the Film
   Stan Brakhage: The Riddle of Lumen
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Christopher Maclaine: The End
      Play Film
      Chapters
      About the Film
   Play All Films
   Contributors
   Credits
Disc #2 -- American Film Treasures IV: Avante Garde 1947-1986
   Shirley Clarke: Bridges-Go-Round
      Play With Both Scores
      Play With Jazz Score
      Play With Electronic Score
      About the Film
   Marie Menken: Go! Go! Go!
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Ken Jacobs: Little Stabs At Happiness
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Ron Rice: Chumlum
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Andy Warhol: Mario Banana (No. 1)
      Play Film
      About the Film
   George Kuchar: I, An Actress
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley: The Off-Handed Jape
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Owen Land: New Improved Institutional Quality
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Lawrence Jordan: Hamfat Asar
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Standish Lawder: Necrology
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Larry Gottheim: Fog Line
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Hollis Frampton: (Nostalgia)
      Play Film
      Chapters
      About the Film
   Paul Sharits: Bad Burns
      Play Film
      About the Film
   Play All Films
   Contributors
   Credits
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