Edward Owens

Edward
Owens

Edward Owens (1949–2009) was a queer African-American filmmaker who was involved with the New American Cinema of the 1960s. He is best known for his experimental films Remembrance: A Portrait Study ...

Films

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    Tomorrow's Promise

    Tomorrow's Promise
    Edward Owens

    16mm, color, silent, 44.75 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
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    Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
    Experimental

    Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
    Edward Owens

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Arts / Artists
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    Remembrance: A Portrait Study
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Remembrance: A Portrait Study
    Edward Owens

    sound, 6 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Ed Owens Compilation
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Ed Owens Compilation
    Edward Owens

    color, sound, 56 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Autre Fois J'ai Aime Une Femme

    Autre Fois J'ai Aime Une Femme
    Edward Owens

    color, sound, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Biography

Edward Owens (1949–2009) was a queer African-American filmmaker who was involved with the New American Cinema of the 1960s. He is best known for his experimental films Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) and Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1968-70). When he moved to New York City as a young man, Owens was hired by Jonas Mekas to work at the Film-makers' Cinemateque. When Mekas saw Owens' films he was invited to join the FMC for distribution as a part of the New American Cineam movement.  

In 2016, Executive Director MM Serra collaborated with IndieCollect to preserve the four Owens films within the NACG collection through a 5k digital scanning process. The digital transfer was supervised by NACG's digital media specialist Sheldon Henderson.