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A major figure in the American experimental film movement of the 1960s and '70s and a widely published theorist, Hollis Frampton made such acclaimed and influential films as Zorns Lemma, the Hapax Legomenaseries, and the unfinished Magellan. Retrospectives of his work have been shown at the Walker Art Center, the…
Screening Room with Les Blank
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Beginning with The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins in 1969, Les Blank has become known for his films about indigenous southern music and various other topics. He has received numerous major awards including the British Academy Award for Burden of Dreams, about Werner Herzog and the making of Fitzcarraldo, top…
Screening Room with Peter Hutton
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Drawing on traditions of 19th-century landscape painting and still photography, Hutton's contemplative, meticulously composed films unfold as a series of tableaux separated by black leader. His work, primarily minimalist, silent portraits of cities and landscapes, has been shown at important festivals and in major museums across Europe and the United…
Screening Room with Standish Lawder & Stanley Cavell
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A professor of art history and film, a photographer and an inventor, Standish Lawder has made truly experimental films by seeing what a predetermined idea about content, structure, or technique will produce when carried out in shooting or printing. Lawder has taught at Harvard, Yale, UC San Diego, and at…
Screening Room with Richard P. Rogers
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Richard P. Rogers (1944-2001) was a renowned producer and director of nonfiction films, and a gifted teacher and mentor who taught filmmaking and photography for many years at S.U.N.Y., Purchase, and at Harvard University, where he was director of the Film Study Center. His films range from political to experimental…
Screening Room with Robert Breer
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Since the 1950s, American animator Robert Breer has been well-known for his films exploring shape, color, perspective and motion. His work exhibits innovative graphic and dramatic interpretation as well as great wit and humour, and has inspired generations of other filmmakers. Robert Breer's prolific career as painter, sculptor, animator, and…
Screening Room with Emile de Antonio
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Emile de Antonio (1919-1989), one of America's most influential political and avant-garde filmmakers, started making documentary films in the mid-1960s, and all his work had wide success in theatrical release. His often-controversial work focuses on the United States during the Cold War and sharply criticizes American institutions and government officials.…
Screening Room with Bruce Baillie
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Bruce Baillie appeared on Screening Room in April 1973 to screen and discuss the films:
  • On Sundays (excerpt, 11:40)
  • The Gymnasts (excerpt, 6:45)
  • To Parsifal (full film, 15:12)
  • Tung (full film, 4:32)
  • Castro Street (full film, 9:54)
Bruce…
Screening Room with Ed Emshwiller
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Ed Emshwiller started out as an abstract expressionist painter and an award-winning science fiction illustrator before becoming a major figure in avant-garde cinema and the experimental film movement of the 1960s and '70s. Eventually a highly respected video artist and dean at the School of Film/Videoo at the California Institute…
Screening Room with Jonas Mekas
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Jonas Mekas - filmmaker, film critic, archivist, poet, lecturer and curator - is one of the leading figures of American avant-garde film and video. Born in Lithuania, he immigrated to New York in 1949 after spending time in Nazi forced labor camps and displaced persons camps. In addition to his…
Screening Room with Robert Fulton
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Robert Fulton appeared on Screening Room in April 1973 to screen and discuss Machu Pichu and Reality's Invisible. Fulton returned in April 1979 and screened excerpts from the films Street Film, Path of Cessation and Chant. Robert Fulton was an extraordinary non-fiction filmmaker and gifted aerial cinematographer who left a…
Screening Room with Michael Snow
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In March 1977 Michael Snow appeared on Screening Room. He discussed and screened excerpts from his film Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (10:48/18:57/7:29/0:55). Canadian Michael Snow has worked in painting, sculpture, and music as well as film, where he has proved one of the…