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Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis

Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis
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Stan Brakhage, in addition to his amazingly productive career as a filmmaker, was a polemicist and theorist for avant-garde film of no small measure. His extensive writings on film include Metaphors on Vision, A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book, and Film at Wit's End; his prolific lectures, over a period of some five decades, helped to advance the cause of avant-garde film. The Anthology DVD, Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis, provides examples of Brakhage's talent as lecturer and polemicist. This rare and illuminating collection features three previously unreleased sessions with Brakhage. The first is a casual, intimate look at Brakhage exploring footage left behind by his friend, the filmmaker Charles Boultenhouse, who had previously passed away; the second is a very personal lecture on filmmaker and friend Jim Davis. Finally, Brakhage's lecture at the Whitney Museum is a thoughtful meditation on another friend and fellow filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos. Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis (a bit of a misnomer, as the disc also includes Brakhage on Charles Boultenhouse) is an opportunity to see Brakhage in his guise as a major teacher and theorist of film, a vital and central aspect of his artistic practice. This DVD contains: Brakhage splices Boultenhouse, 10 min Stan Brakhage visits Anthology Film Archives one afternoon to view the contents of several boxes of materials left in filmmaker-poet Charles Boultenhouse's West Village apartment following his death in 1994. The boxes contained editing equipment and rolls of 16mm film that were either unfinished projects or outtakes. With the assistance of Storm Sogo, Stan looks at rolls on a flatbed editor in Anthology's editing room. Stan views some of the films and comments on them. Meanwhile several friends and Anthology colleagues come and go, stopping to chat while Stan is working. Brakhage at Robert Haller's class at Anthology Film Archives (On Jim Davis), 1997, 45 min Stan Brakhage is guest lecturer for a class called Outlaw Cinema taught by Robert Haller for NYU in 1997. The class has just watched a series of films by Jim Davis. Brakhage discusses the origins of his relationship with Jim Davis, their friendship over the years, Jim's methods of filmmaking, as well as some of Stan's own ideas on, and methods of, filmmaking. Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos (Conversation on Art), 1996, 58 min This extensive lecture focuses on the long relationship that Brakhage had with Markopoulos since their early days as independent filmmakers; his comments on Markopoulos are both wide and in-depth. The lecture followed a screening of Markopoulos's films, and the premiere of a film made by Brakhage that he dedicated to Markopoulos (not shown in this video). The program is followed by commentary by John Hanhardt, curator of the Markopoulos Film retrospective at the Whitney. Stan Brakhage, in addition to his amazingly productive career as a filmmaker, was a polemicist and theorist for avant-garde film of no small measure. His extensive writings on film include Metaphors on Vision, A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book, and Film at Wit's End; his prolific lectures, over a period of some five decades, helped to advance the cause of avant-garde film. The Anthology DVD, Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis, provides examples of Brakhage's talent as lecturer and polemicist. This rare and illuminating collection features three previously unreleased sessions with Brakhage. The first is a casual, intimate look at Brakhage exploring footage left behind by his friend, the filmmaker Charles Boultenhouse, who had previously passed away; the second is a very personal lecture on filmmaker and friend Jim Davis. Finally, Brakhage's lecture at the Whitney Museum is a thoughtful meditation on another friend and fellow filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos. Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis (a bit of a misnomer, as the disc also includes Brakhage on Charles Boultenhouse) is an opportunity to see Brakhage in his guise as a major teacher and theorist of film, a vital and central aspect of his artistic practice. This DVD contains: Brakhage splices Boultenhouse, 10 min Stan Brakhage visits Anthology Film Archives one afternoon to view the contents of several boxes of materials left in filmmaker-poet Charles Boultenhouse's West Village apartment following his death in 1994. The boxes contained editing equipment and rolls of 16mm film that were either unfinished projects or outtakes. With the assistance of Storm Sogo, Stan looks at rolls on a flatbed editor in Anthology's editing room. Stan views some of the films and comments on them. Meanwhile several friends and Anthology colleagues come and go, stopping to chat while Stan is working. Brakhage at Robert Haller's class at Anthology Film Archives (On Jim Davis), 1997, 45 min Stan Brakhage is guest lecturer for a class called Outlaw Cinema taught by Robert Haller for NYU in 1997. The class has just watched a series of films by Jim Davis. Brakhage discusses the origins of his relationship with Jim Davis, their friendship over the years, Jim's methods of filmmaking, as well as some of Stan's own ideas on, and methods of, filmmaking. Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos (Conversation on Art), 1996, 58 min This extensive lecture focuses on the long relationship that Brakhage had with Markopoulos since their early days as independent filmmakers; his comments on Markopoulos are both wide and in-depth. The lecture followed a screening of Markopoulos's films, and the premiere of a film made by Brakhage that he dedicated to Markopoulos (not shown in this video). The program is followed by commentary by John Hanhardt, curator of the Markopoulos Film retrospective at the Whitney.

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SKU 707541831925
Year DVD 2006
Director Anthology Film Archives
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Anthology Film Archives
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Language(s) English
Running time 113 min
DVD region 0, NTSC
Certificate N/a

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