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  • Published: [San Francisco, Calif.] : [Chatsworth, Calif.] : National Film Preservation Foundation ; Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: Standard format (1.33:1).
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 312 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 9780974709956
  • 0974709956
  • 014381473728

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Treasures Ⅳ : American avant garde film, 1947-1986.

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Call number: DVD 791.43 Tr

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Collective title, program titles, film titles & film credits from disc menus. Film production dates & film durations from containers.

Booklet includes a foreword by Martin Scorsese, an introductory essay by Jeff Lambert, and brief uncredited essays about each film.

Special feature (both discs): information about the 5 contributing archives, Zorn, Grey, and the NFPF.

Program 1. Film no. 3 : interwoven / Harry Smith (1949, 3 min.) -- Notes on the circus / Jonas Mekas (1966, 12 min.) -- Here I am / Bruce Baille (1962, 10 min.) -- Fake fruit factory / Chick Strand (1986, 22 min.) -- Odds & ends / Jane Conger Belson Shimane (1959, 4 min.) -- Eyewash / Robert Breer (1959, 3 min.) -- Peyote queen / Storm De Hirsch (1965, 9 min.) -- 7362 / Pat O'Neill (1967, 10 min.) -- Aleph / Wallace Berman (1966?, 8 min.) -- Note to Pati / Saul Levine (1969, 7 min.) -- By night with torch and spear / Joseph Cornell (1940s?, 8 min.) -- The riddle of lumen / Stan Brakhage (1972, 13 min.) -- The end / Christopher Maclaine (1953, 34 min.).

Program 2. Bridges-go-round / Shirley Clarke (1958, 4 min.) -- Go! Go! Go! / Marie Menken (1964, 11 min.) -- Little stabs at happiness / Ken Jacobs (1963, 15 min.) -- Chumlum / Ron Rice (1964, 23 min.) -- Mario banana (no. 1) / Andy Warhol (1964, 4 min.) -- I, an actress / George Kuchar (1977, 9 min.) -- The off-handed jape / Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley (1967, 8 min.) -- New improved institutional quality / Owen Land ( 1976, 10 min.) -- Hamfat Asar / Lawrence Jordan (1965, 13 min.) -- Necrology / Standish Lawder (1970, 11 min.) -- Fog line / Larry Gottheim (1970, 11 min.) -- (nostalgia) / Hollis Frampton (1971, 36 min.) -- Bad burns / Paul Sharits (1982, 6 min.)

"Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema ... Samples an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States" -- Publisher's website.

DVD, all regions; Dolby digital.

Contents: Riddle of lumen. -- Mario Banana (No. 1)

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