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MacDonald Publishes Essay in Ecocinema Collection

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Program Announcement, Fall 1950 52. One is left wanting to know more about the difficulties and delights of his research process, as he gives us little insight into his overarching concerns or his emotional relation to the archival material. Program Notes Compiled from Various Authors for Georges Franju's The Blood of the Beasts and Kenneth Anger's Fireworks, Shown in May 1952 59. Frank Stauffacher, an energetic and passionate young cinephile who had brought a Bolex back from his military service in the South Pacific, co-founded and then directed the series starting in the fall of 1946. Program Notes by Parker Tyler for Sidney Peterson's The Lend Shoes, Shown in May 1950 46. I made films of whatever was around me.

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Art in Cinema by Scott Macdonald · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

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Francis, Shown in February 1957 114. Vogel's commitment to the broadest range of cinema practice led him to develop a programming strategy, inherited from the European cine-club movement, that involved confronting audiences with such a wide range of cinematic forms that viewers left the theater considering not only the often remarkable films Vogel showed, but the place of Cinema itself in modern life. Led by filmmaker Frank Stauffacher, Art in Cinema's programs pioneered the promotion of avant-garde cinema in America. The experience of these films simultaneously depends on and redefines our relationship to the movies. Program Announcement, Spring 1951 55. With time, frustration and ambivalence about running the series occasionally surface. The series and its accompanying catalogue of essays with articles by Hans Richter, Man Ray, Maya Deren, John and James Whitney, Luis Buñuel, and others all of whose work was featured in the series were a huge success.

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Art in Cinema by Scott Macdonald (ebook)

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In the early 1970s, I was lucky to work at the San Francisco Museum of Art, which had one of the early film programs on the West Coast, starting in the 1930s. From 1946 until 1954, the San Francisco-based film society Art in Cinema presented programs of independent film to audiences at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley. Each interview is preceded by a general introduction to the filmmaker's work; detailed filmographies and bibliographies are included. Program Announcement, Spring 1954 75. This book puts a lot into perspective for me. Program Notes by James Broughton for Mother's Day, Shown on March 9, 1948 27. Program Announcement, Spring 1952 58.

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Art in Cinema by Scott Macdonald (ebook)

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About the Book It is widely understood that writing can discuss writing, but we rarely consider that film can be used as a means of analyzing conventions of the commercial film industry, or of theorizing about cinema in general. Scott MacDonald's Art in Cinema presents complete programs presented by the legendary society; dozens of previously unavailable letters between Stauffacher, his collaborators, and filmmakers including Maya Deren, Hans Richter, Vincent Minelli, and Man Ray; a reprint of the society's original catalog, which features essays by Henry Miller and others; and a wide range of other remarkable historical documents. In 1955, after more than two years of illness, Stauffacher died of a brain tumor at age thirty-nine. Program Announcement, Fall 1951 57. Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton , a few of their films i.

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Art in Cinema by Scott Macdonald (ebook)

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In his correspondence he also willingly gave and took advice from other curators; expressed his thoughts on how experimental work was best programmed; and engaged in discussions on such issues as the role of music in abstract film, the pitfalls of acting, and the possibilities of showing certain experimental pieces on television. But film and, even more so, filmmaking were his passion, and his work programming and managing Art in Cinema remained in the form of a constantly evolving gift, rather than a job. Amos Vogel and filmmakers such as Curtis Harrington, Jordan Belson, Harry Smith, and James Broughton directly or indirectly credited Art in Cinema as having had a significant impact on experimental filmmaking in this country. Program Announcement, Spring 1950 44. His book features many primary documents that are as engaging and relevant now as they were when originally published, including essays, poetry, experimental writing, and drawings. MacDonald includes only one other document extraneous to the 1946-1954 lifespan of the Art in Cinema Society, a moving 1984 tribute to Stauffacher by James Broughton. From 1946 until 1954, the San Francisco-based film society Art in Cinema presented programs of independent film to audiences at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor by Scott MacDonald

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In this new set of interviews, Mac Donald engages filmmakers in detailed discussions of their films and of the personal experiences and political and theoretical currents that have shaped their work. Led by filmmaker Frank Stauffacher, Art in Cinema's programs pioneered the promotion of avant-garde cinema in America. A companion to Cinema 16 Temple , a documentary history of the first west coast film society, Art in Cinema provides cineastes, students, teachers, and scholars with extensive and fascinating documentation of one of the most important film societies in American history. Program Announcement, Spring 1949 26. Screenings were always full and soon became a Bay Area social event. Program Notes by Gideon Bachmann for Benjamin Christensen's Witchcraft Through the Ages, Shown in February 1958 130. Letter to Amos Vogel from Hans Richter,? Program Announcement, Spring 1961 150.

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Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration by Scott MacDonald

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From 1946 until 1954, the San Francisco-based film society Art in Cinema presented programs of independent film to audiences at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley. Owen Land, Robert Nelson, Will Hindle, Bruce Baillie. Program Announcement, Spring 1958 131. Scott MacDonald's Art in Cinema presents complete programs presented by the legendary society; dozens of previously unavailable letters between Stauffacher, his collaborators, and filmmakers including Maya Deren, Hans Richter, Vincent Minelli, and Man Ray; a reprint of the society's original catalog, which features essays by Henry Miller and others; and a wide range of other remarkable historical documents. Together or separately, the books provide an indispensable reference source for the beginning of this country's love affair with independent film. Spitz for Grief, Shown in January 1954 72. Thank you to Scott MacDonald for doing the intensive research.

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Books: Art in Cinema: Documents Toward a History of the Film Society

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Any film geek with an interest in the American avant-garde film should seriously or playfully take a look into this one. Program Notes by Amos Vogel for Cinema 16's First Program, November 1947 7. Bringing alive a remarkable moment in American cultural history, Scott MacDonald tells the colorful story of how a small, backyard organization in the San Francisco Bay Area emerged in the 1960s and evolved to become a major force in the development of independent cinema. The museum supported the many independent filmmakers in the area. For seventeen years, many of the leading intellectuals and artists of the time came together as part of a membership society of thousands to experience the creative programming of Cinema 16 director, Amos Vogel.

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