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- Location: Atlanta
That's good news about Asako I & II, although I have to say I found it to be a pretty substantial step down from the utterly sublime Happy Hour. Speaking of which, I'd love to see Grasshopper release that one on blu-ray although maybe KimStim controls those rights (and have opted for DVD-only).
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Regretfully it deserved it reception at Cannes. The film started out so promisingly but in the last act the film pretty much drops the ball.
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- Location: Stockholm
Pushed back to January 29th.
Grasshopper wrote:Straub-Huillet / 1968 / 94 minutes / Spine #17
Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach‘s intense emotional pull can be understood by its status as a musical film in the most thorough sense: its performances – staged as extended sequences set within the very spaces once occupied by Bach himself, with trained performers both donning and playing items accurate to the period – are immense, bringing us closer to the sound than was ever thought possible. Immaculately restored on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach invites viewers to experience a bygone age.
DVD AVAILABLE 1/29/19 | SPECIAL FEATURES
• New digital restoration
• Jean-Marie Straub introduces Chronicle at the Swiss Film Archive (2013, 34 minutes)
• Interview with actress Christiane Lang Drewanz (2012, 30 minutes)
• “The Cinema of Straub & Huillet,” an introduction by author Alicia Malone for FilmStruck (5 minutes)
• The Bridegroom, The Actress, and The Pimp (1968, 23 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet featuring Rainer Werner Fassbinder
• The Mother (2011, 20 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie Straub
• Theatrical Trailer