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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

Thursday, February 19 (Second Program)
Dance, Dance, Dance: Image, Movement, Abstraction

Film list credits:

Davy Jones' Locker (1903) [1897, 1900]
American Mutoscope & Biograph: Frederick S. Armitage, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 9ft, 0.35m, 18fps

Neptune's Daughters (1903) [1897, 1899, 1900]
American Mutoscope & Biograph: Frederick S. Armitage, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 10ft, 0.37m, 18fps

A Nymph of the Waves (1903) [1897, 1899, 1900]
American Mutoscope & Biograph: Frederick S. Armitage, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 9ft, 0.34m, 18fps

Hände: Das Leben und die Liebe eines Zärtlichen Geschlechts [Hands: The Life and Loves of the Gentler Sex] (1927-8)
Miklos Bandy, Stella Simon, [HansRichter], 35mm, bw, sil, 1178ft, 13.09m
Music: Original 1928 piano score by Marc Blitzstein added in 1936

Joie de vivre (1934)
Arimat: Anthony Gross, Hector Hoppin, 35mm, bw, snd, 1010ft, 11.2m

An Optical Poem (1938)
MGM: Oskar Fischinger, 35mm, clr, snd, 614ft, 6.82m
Music: "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" by Franz Liszt

NBC Valentine's Day Greeting (1939)
Norman McLaren, 35mm, bw, sil, 166ft, 1.84m
Music: Added 1980s

Glens Falls Sequence [AFA] (1937-46)
Douglass Crockwell, 16mm, clr, sil, 288ft, 10.67m, 18fps

Composition #1: Themis (1940)
Dwinell Grant, 16mm, clr, sil, 96ft, 3.5m, 18fps

Composition #2: Contrathemis (1941)
Dwinell Grant, 16mm, clr, sil, 108ft, 4m, 18fps

Abstract Movies (1939-47)
George L. K. Morris, 35mm [16mm orig], clr, sil, 1100ft, 12.22m

[Simple Destiny Abstractions] (c. 1937-40)
Douglass Crockwell, [David Smith], 35mm [16mm orig], clr-bw, sil, 225ft, 2.5m

Abstract Experiments in Kodachrome (c. 40s-50s)
Slavko Vorkapich, 35mm [16mm orig], clr, sil, 247ft, 2.74m

1941 (1941)
Francis Lee, 35mm [16mm orig], clr, snd, 540ft, 6m

Introspection [Phantasmagoria] (1941-46)
Sara Kathryn Arledge, [Clyde Smith, Don Sykes, Don Littlepage, Ida Shapiro, John Wnitney] 35mm [16mm orig], clr, snd, 630ft, 7m
Music: "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert

 

 
 

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