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Art Films by Rina Sherman
Part of the Series: Jean Rouch - Biographical Collection
Rina Sherman, a classical musician by training, turned to performance art and filmmaking in 1983, a year before she was exiled from South Africa and settled in France. She was a founding member of the performance art group, Possession Arts,…
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Phill Niblock - A Conversation with Minimalist Composer and Intermedia Artist
A portrait of Phill Niblock, American composer, pioneer of drone music, filmmaker and director of avant-garde music foundation Experimental Intermedia in NYC, who has since the 60s been developing a multidisciplinary body of work, mostly performed by himself, with Minimalist…
J. P. Donleavy, I Write About People I Like - A Conversation with Author J.P. Donleavy
A portrait of pre-eminent literary bohemian, J. P. Donleavy, Irish-American novelist and playright, author of the best-selling cult novel "The Ginger Man", one of the Modern Library 100 best novels, banned in Ireland and the United States by reason of…
When Visitors Come
A film about the relationship between anthropologist Rina Sherman and an Omuhimba family with whom she lived for seven years, filming and photographing aspects of their everyday and ritual lives. Halfway through her tenure in the field, Sherman presented a…
Tchitundu-Hulu Rock Art - Paintings and Engravings of Angola, Africa
The films show unique and rare images of the Tchitundu-Hulu Rock paintings and engravings in south western Angola, are one of the finest collections of prehistoric artwork in the world. Set in the two caves on the large granite "Sacred…
Michel Brault, The Cinema is What You Want it to Be - A Conversation with Filmmaker Michel Brault
A portrait of cinematographer and filmmaker Michel Brault, who was a pioneer of "direct cinema" and of the cinema "du Quebec libre". His wide angle handheld filming walking and synchronous sound revolutionized the technique and aesthetics of filming, from documentary…