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By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two

Spine #517

May 25, 2010

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two

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Directed By: Stan Brakhage
Licensor: Stan Brakhage

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In Criterion's first volume of the anthology By Brakhage, we brought twenty-six astonishing works by the avant-garde film pioneer Stan Brakhage to home video for the first time. Now, in this second installment, we are proud to present thirty more of Brakhage's innovative creations, from 1950s films to his final work, from 2003. Highlights of this collection include the antiwar film 23rd Psalm Branch; hand-painted films from the Persian Series; The Wonder Ring, made for a commission by Joseph Cornell; the autobiographical Scenes from Under Childhood, Section One; his only found-footage film, Murder Psalm; and much more.

  • Brakhage on Brakhage, three video encounters with the filmmaker
  • For Stan, a 2009 short film by Stan Brakhage's wife, Marilyn Brakhage
  • Two segments from a 1990 video interview with Brakhage for the Boulder Arts Commission
  • Footage from Brakhage's Sunday salons at the University of Colorado
  • Audio recordings of two lectures by Brakhage, one from the Beckwith Lecture Series and one on Gertrude Stein's poem Stanzas in Meditation


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