Arnold Eagle

Pirogue Maker, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Restored in 1975.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sidney Peterson

Cage, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

We were trying to say goodbye to an epoch, the one into which we had been driven in Apollinaire's "Petite Auto." The adventures of a detached eyeball. Resources limited, content almost unlimited. Most celebrated shot: artist with head in birdcage. "Marks the emergence of a naive-sophisticated style." -- S. P., The Dark of the Screen "[Peterson is] one of the originators of the American avant-garde cinema. The five films he made in San Francisco between 1947 and 1950 have become classics; they have influenced the cinematic education of many of the best filmmakers of subsequent generations." -- P. Adams Sitney "One of the greats, a pioneer of the American experimental film .... With his sharp, proto-Funk assemblages of wild sight-gags and free associations, he celebrated those aspects of the Rene Clair and Buñuel/Dali films that were indebted to the work of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy." -- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, program notes "Peterson's films affirm the emergence of this new artist, the American experimental filmmaker." -- Jon Gartenberg

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sidney Peterson

Clinic of Stumble (1947) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Dance

"A lovely, comically solemn dance film composed of superimposed images." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "It's an astonishing little dance film because the film and the ballet are indivisible -- neither could exist without the other. It's not just a photographed dance. It's an organic work of art." -- Joseph Gelmis, Newsday

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sidney Peterson

Potted Psalm, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Made with James Broughton. "That was the greatest film we've ever seen." -- a solitary couple at the premiere

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Hans Richter

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) color, 84 min

In collaboration with Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, John Cage, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, Louis Applebaum. Internat. Award "for the best original contribution to the progress of cinematography", Biennale, Venice. -- Hermann Weinberg

Rental: $150.00

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