Silent Avant-Garde : 21 Experiments with Silent Film & Music

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An essential Blu-ray collection of 21 short art film experiments in HD

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SILENT AVANT-GARDE offers an essential collection of 21 short art film experiments in HD to 5K scans made from 35mm and 16mm picture elements. Highlights include brand new digital restorations of classic experimental films, The Enchanted City (1922), Return to Reason (1923), Ballet Mechanique (1924, 1931), The Twenty-Four Dollar Island (1925), Eisenstein Mexican Footage (1930), Escape, Synchromy No. 4 (1938), The Eclipse (1936-1949), Look Park (1973), and Tenga fe (2022). Each film features a brilliant accompaniment of original silent film music specially prepared, composed, improvised and/ or performed by a master of experimental new music. SILENT AVANT-GARDE desires to focus on the creative possibilities of image, sound, and silence used in American-made experimental films of the 20th century.

THE FILMS:

TWENTY-FOUR DOLLAR ISLAND 1925, 14 min
EISENSTEIN MEXICAN FOOTAGE
1930, 5 min
ANÉMIC CINÉMA 1926, 7 min
PAS DE DEUX 1924, 4 min
VORKAPICH MONTAGE SEQUENCES
1928-1934, 5 min
A BRONX MORNING 1931, 14 min
LOOK PARK 1973, 10 min
LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413 1927, 14 min
HÄNDE 1927, 13 min
RETURN TO REASON 1923, 2 min
MANHATTA 1921, 12 min
BALLET MECHANIQUE 1924, 1931, 13 min
HEARTS OF AGE 1934, 8 min
ESCAPE 1938, 4 min
N.Y., N.Y. 1949-1958, 15 min
THE ECLIPSE 1936-1949, 21 min
TENGA FE 1906, 1922, 2022, 7 min
THE ENCHANTED CITY 1922, 12 min

  • Paul Strand - Director
  • Warren A. Newcombe - Director
  • Gaston Velle - Director
  • Charles Bryant - Director
  • Bruce Posner - Director
  • George Melford - Director
  • Joseph Cornell - Director
  • Francis Thompson - Director
  • Theodore Nemeth - Director
  • Mary Ellen Bute - Director
  • Orson Welles - Director
  • William Vance - Director
  • Dudley Murphy - Director
  • Fernand Leger - Director
  • Robert J. Flaherty - Director
  • Charles Sheeler - Director
  • Man Ray - Director
  • Stella Simon - Director
  • Miklós Bándy - Director
  • Robert Florey - Director
  • Ralph Steiner - Director
  • Jay Leyda - Director
  • Slavko Vorkapich - Director
  • Al Brick - Director
  • Rrose Sélavy (pseudonym for Marcel Duchamp) - Director
  • Eduard Tisse - Director
  • Grigori Alexandrov - Director
  • Sergei Eisenstein - Director
  • Orson Welles - Actor

Author(s) Paul Strand, Bruce Posner, George Melford, Joseph Cornell, Mary Ellen Bute, et al.
Artist(s) Orson Welles, Dudley Murphy, Robert J. Flaherty, Ferdnand léger, Man Ray, Rrose Sélavy (pseudonym for Marcel Duchamp), Sergei Eisenstein, et al.
Format Blu-ray All regions, black and white, sound
Original format 16mm & 35mm
Year 1920-1973
Subtitles English intertitles
Runtime 118 min
Publisher Kino Lorber

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