American Avant-Garde Film

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

From 1947 to 1986 a whole new generation of filmmakers began experimenting with cinema. Some of the films from that period have just been released in a new DVD box set called "Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986." We’ll be joined by Jeff Lambert, assistant director of the National Film Preservation Foundation and by Andy Lampert of the Anthology Film Archives.

You can purchase a copy of the box set here

Events: Films from Treasures-IV-American-Avant-Garde-1947-1986 are showing
Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm, and Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street
For information about the films and to purchase tickets, visit the Anthology Film Archives website.


Jeff Lambert and Andy Lampert

Comments [7]

patricia Coleman from New York

Is there historical background available or included with the box-set: first showings, reception?

Mar. 18 2009 12:59 PM
Kathy from Glen Cove, NY

Does anyone remember 'Cream of Beatle Soup,' about the Beatles? I cannot locate it anywhere.

Mar. 18 2009 12:58 PM
John Celardo from Fanwood, NJ

Leonard, three cheers for having archivists as guests for this topic. I’m a retired from the National Archives, and always felt our profession should be higher profile than it is. We all preserve and make available important historical documents weather it’s film, paper or any other form of documentation.

Mar. 18 2009 12:56 PM
Alistair Wallace from midtown

Also, what classifies this work as "American"?

Mar. 18 2009 12:50 PM
Alistair Wallace from midtown

Is video work represented in this collection or is it strictly film?

Mar. 18 2009 12:47 PM
George from NYC

For the convenience of those who wondered exactly what I did...

Mar. 18 2009 12:44 PM
David Hume from Staten Island, NY


Can your guests compare Avant Garde and conventional narratives? Like Hollis Frampton versus Stanley Kubrick.

In Canadian film school they teach Avant Garde first since they are easier films to make. But, in the U.S. they teach Avant Garde last.

If it's a ladder. Is Avant Garde the bottom rung or the top rung? Thanks.


Mar. 18 2009 10:48 AM

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