Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

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Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1940s
This breathtaking collection includes 6 groundbreaking experimental works made between 1940 and 1949, restored to pristine high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers of the 20th century. To watch…

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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
UNSEEN CINEMA: EARLY AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE FILM 1894-1941 is the ground-breaking retrospective that explores long-forgotten American experimental films made in the United States and Europe during the formative period of cinema. Arranged into thematic programs, the digital version consists of over 140 films, newly preserved and restored in 35mm and 16mm…
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film - The 1940s
This breathtaking collection includes 6 groundbreaking experimental works made between 1940 and 1949, restored to pristine high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers of the 20th century. To watch these films is to see the world anew through cinematic interventions: fast cutting, expressive camerawork, abstract animation, surrealistic collage, distorted…
Unseen Cinema 2: The Devil's Plaything - American Surrealism
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Unseen Cinema 4: Inverted Narratives - New Directions in Storytelling
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Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
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Unseen Cinema 5: Picturing a Metropolis - New York City Unveiled
PICTURING A METROPOLIS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been infatuated with capturing on film dynamic images of New York City. Avant-garde experiments pop up in the most unlikely of places including turn of the…
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms - Music and Abstractions
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