Film: The Front Line 1983

By: Rosenbaum, Jonathan

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Book Condition: Near Fine

[nice clean copy, minor handling wear, small smudge on fore-edge]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The first (and I believe only) issue of what was intended to be an annual publication, each edition of which would examine the work of approximately twenty experimental and personal filmmakers, "who are changing the shape of the movies shown in our neighborhood theaters, though their work will likely never be seen there." Following an introductory interview with filmmaker Jonas Mekas ("the Lithuanian patron saint of the American avant-garde film"), Rosenbaum proceeds to examine the work of the following filmmakers (each entry including a filmography): Chantal Akerman, Beth B & Scott B, James Benning, Robert Breer, Manuel de Landa, Sara Driver, Peter Gidal, Louis Hock, Jon Jost, Jonas Mekas, Ulrike Ottinger, Yvonne Rainer, Mark Rappaport, Jackie Raynal, Jacques Rivette, Michael Snow, Jean-Marie Straub and Danile Huillet, and Leslie Thonton. There's also an appendix with more abbreviated considerations of 22 additional filmmakers (among them Marguerite Duras, Jean Eustache, Hollis Frampton, Paul Morrissey, Luc Moullet, and Raul Ruiz), and the book concludes with a conversation with Peter Gidal on the topic "Organizing the Avant-Garde."

Title: Film: The Front Line 1983

Author: Rosenbaum, Jonathan

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Denver, Arden Press, Inc.: 1983

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 26153

Keywords: Filmmakers Experimental Films Avant-garde Films Film Criticism