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  • By Brakhage vol.2

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    By_Brakhage_Volume_Blu-rayCriterion has just announced the forthcoming publication of the second volume of the anthology By Brakhage. Next May 25th will see the release not only of this second volume, but of a 3-disc Blu-ray pack containing all the films in volumes 1 and 2.
    The second volume will contain the films The Wonder Ring (1955), The Dead (1960), Two: Creeley/McClure (1965), 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-1967/1979-1980), Scenes From Under Childhood [Part One] (1967), The Machine of Eden (1970), Star Garden (1974), Desert (1976), The Process (1972), The Domain of the Moment (1977), Burial Path (1978), Murder Psalm (1980), Duplicity III (1980), Unconscious London Strata (1981), Arabic 12 (1981), Visions in Meditation 1-4 (1989-1990), Boulder Blues and Pearls And... (1993), The Mammals of Victoria (1994), From: First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994), I Take These Truths (1995), The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997), Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997), Ellipsis Reel 5 (1998), Persians 1-3 (1999) and Chinese Series (2003) with new high-definition digital transfers and many extras, including a booklet featuring film program notes by Marilyn Brakhage and write-ups of the films by Brakhage expert Fred Camper. Both packs are available for preorder. By Brakhage vol.2, 3 DVDs, Region 1, NTSC, 454 min., 39.95 USD. By Brakhage Blu-ray set, 3 Blu-rays, Region 1, NTSC, 697 min., 79.95 USD

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  • Guy Sherwin: Messages

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    messagesLUX has just released a second DVD of Guy Sherwin's films. While the previous volume Optical sound films (1971/2007) collected Sherwin's works dealing with his research on the 'synaesthesic relationship between sound and image manifest in the material of film sound', Messages deals with his more personal and lyrical films.

    The publication will be celebrated in a launch event at Cafe Oto on Tuesday 23rd February 2010. Several of Guy Sherwin's films will be screened accompanied by a live soundtrack by John Edwards, Steve Noble and Alan Wilkinson.

    The films included in this compilation are Messages (1981-4), Flight (1994-8), Prelude (1980-96), Filter Beds (1990-98) and Views from Home (1987-2005). Includes a small artists’ book and a specially commissioned essay on children and language by writer and critic Nicholas Tucker. DVD, PAL, 70 minutes, Region free, 20 GBP.

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  • VISIONary - Contemporary Short Documentaries and Experimental Films from Austria

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    Night Sweat (Siegfried Fruhauf, 2008)Austrian publishing label Index returns with a 2-DVD set offering a panorama of the Austrian documentary and experimental film scenes from the last three years, ranging 'from subjective to rigidly structural documentary approaches, from abstract music videos and conceptual architectural studies to elaborate computer animations.' Works by Siegfried Fruhauf, Elke Groen, Brudniak/Madansky, Lotte Schreiber,  Manuel Knapp and Barbara Doser among many others. 2 DVDs + booklet, PAL, region free, Original versions with English and German subtitles, 28.80€

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  • Bruce Baillie vol 2 available for preorder

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    Canyon Cinema has announced that the second volume of Bruce Baillie's films in DVD is already available for preorder, and it'll begin being shipped next week. This volumen contains the films Quixote (1964-65, 45 min., revised 1967) and Here I am (1962, 10 min.). NTSC, 50 min., multizone, 50 US$.

    The first volume (which includes Tung, Mass for the Dakota Sioux, Valentin de las Sierras, Castro Street, and All My Life) is currently sold out, but a new editiion is expected for the end of the month.

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  • Autumn DVDs: Gioli & Avant-Garde 3

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    cinemaimpronta02Italian publisher Kiwido is going to release, in cooperation with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, 'Paolo Gioli, Il cinema dell'impronta', a book+DVD curated by Sergio Toffetti and Annamaria Licciardello, including new texts by David Bordwell, Giacomo Daniele Fragapane, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Keith Sanborn and many others, both in Italian and English language. The DVD will contain 6 never-published films by Gioli, as well as an interview to Giacomo Daniele Fragapane on Gioli's work. Release date: November 1st 2009. RRP 35€.
    Kino continues its exploration of the Raymond Rohauer and George Eastman House  collections in Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema 1922-1954, a 2-DVD set featuring works by Sidney Peterson, Willard Maas, James Broughton, Mary Ellen Bute and John Whitney among others. Release date: November 17th 2009. RRP 29.29 US$

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  • New Lux DVDs coming in September

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    rewind-playLux has announced two new DVD releases for the third quarter.

    - In collabopration with Rewind | Artists’ Video in the 70s and 80s, REWIND + PLAY, An Anthology of Early British Video Art, a 3-DVD boxset featuring 24 works from the first decade of British videoart, including seminal pieces by Ian Breakwell, Catherine Elwes, David Hall, Tamara Krikorian, Mike Leggett and Stephen Partridge, among many others.

    - Co-published with The Crawford Gallery, Cork, Between Truth and Fiction: The Films of Vivienne Dick a book and DVD set presenting five works by the irish filmmaker that perfectly complements the existing Afterimages DVD. The publication will coincide with a programmed exhibition of Vivienne Dick’s work in Autumn 2009.

     

     

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  • Materia Obscura limited edition

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    Materia Obscura (Jürgen Reble, 2009)Master cineast and filmalchemist Jürgen Reble is offering a limited edition in Blu-ray of his latest work Materia Obscura, based on source material from his previous 1995 piece Instabile Materie.

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  • The Seashell and the Clergyman boxset

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    The Seashell and the Clergyman (Germaine Dulac, 1927)Light Cone, in cooperation with publisher Paris Expérimental will release next September what promises to be the definitive edition of Germaine Dulac's The Seashell and the Clergyman (1927). The film, based on a script by Antonin Artaud, will be published in a boxset containing a DVD and a bilingual book in French and English with numerous extras:

    - The film in its original silent version, restored by the Nederlands Filmmuseum in collaboration with Light Cone, plus three musical versions composed by Pascal Comelade, Thomas Köner and Iris ter Schiphorst.
    - Two extras conceived by Nicolas Droin and Prosper Hillairet, with contributions from Artaud and Dulac experts: Tumulte aux Ursulines (Uproar in the Ursulines, 2008, 15 mins) and Surimpressions (Superimpositions, 2009, 33 mins).
    - A new and revised edition (160 pages) of the seminal book Artaud-Dulac: La Coquille Et Le Clergyman Essai D'elucidation D'une Querelle Mythique by Alain and Odette Virmaux published by Paris Experimental (1999).
    - Germaine Dulac's biography and filmography.
    - An account of the restoration of the film: Catherine Cormon, director of restoration at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, retraces the history of the different versions of the film and of the restoration process.

    Release date: September 15th, 2009. RRP: 32,90 €.

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  • MFJ 51: Experiments in documentary

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    MFJ51sIssue number 51 of seminal magazine Millennium Film Journal is dedicated to Experiments in Documentary. This issue features filmmakers Lucas Hildebrand and Lynne Sachs as guest editors.

    Contents:

    * Introduction

    • Lucas Hildebrand

    * Experimental Documentary Questionnaire

    • Introduction and Questions
    • Responses

    * Dialogues

    • Jonathan Kahana & Liza Johnson, "Interstates: South of Ten"
    • Tess Takahashi. "When We Speak of the Future: An Interview with Julia Meltzer and David Thorne"

    * Articles

    • Greg Youmans, "Ghosted Documentary: Chantal Ackerman's La-Bas"
    • Konrad Steiner. "SprocketKitLingoKit"

    * Artist Pages

    • Peggy Ahwesh, "the history of dirt"
    • Caroline Koebel, "I Want to Have Your Baby"
    • Chie Yamayoshi, "Love Stories"

    * Review

    • Grahame Weinbren, "The Cinema of Pessimism"

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  • New DVDs

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    Die Urszene (Christine Noll Brinckmann, 1981)- British Animation Awards has published 2 DVDs with new digitally remastered editions of Patrick Bokanowski's feature film L'Ange (1982) and of his Short films (up to his latest work Battement Solaires (2008)). DVD5, NTSC/PAL editions, Region free, 17,99 GBP each.
    - The film work of Noveau Realisme and Pop Art painter/sculptor Martial Raysse is the protagonist of a 2-DVD pack released by MK2 in France.  2 DVD9, PAL, zone 2, 22,99€. A special limited edition including a signed print by the author is available for 115€.
    - The Iota Center continues its visual music Kinetica Video Library with Jules Engel: Selected Works, Volume I, compiling fifteen of his animated short films and an exceprt from Janeann Dill's documentary Jules Engel: An Artist for All Seasons. DVD5, NTSC, Region free, 35 US$.
    - The german platform Arsenal experimental begins its project Edition arsenal experimental DVD, 'a series dedicated to reexamining and restoring the original luster of German experimental and underground film.' The first publication is the DVD+book The Primal Scene - Christine Noll Brinckmann Films and Texts. The book features contributions by Stan Brakhage, Robin Curtis, Vinzenz Hediger, Maria Morata, Heide Schlüpmann, Alexandra Schneider, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus and Katharina Sykora. The DVD includes the films Die Urszene (1981), Dress Rehearsal And Karola 2 (1981) and Der Fater (1989) by Noll Brinckmann plus two texts by Christine Noll Brinckmann and the films discussed in the texts, Still Life (Jenny Okun, UK, 1976) and Casta Diva (1st episode) (Eric de Kuyper, Holland, 1982). Book and DVD5, PAL, Region free, 25€.

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