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image of Meetings In The Forest [Les Rendez-Vous en Foret] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

Meetings In The Forest [Les Rendez-Vous en Foret] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by Fleischer, Alain (director, screenwriter); Heinz Bennent, Renee Gardes, Catherine Jourdan, Maria Meriko, Lawrence Trimble (starring)

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Published
1971
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Paris: Argos Films, 1971. Vintage photograph of Catherine Jourdan and Heinz Bennent from the 1972 film. An experimental fantasy film full of erotic themes set in a fairytale-like forest. 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Near Fine.
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image of Keep Your Right Up [Une Place Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel] (Original photograph from the 1987 film)

Keep Your Right Up [Une Place Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel] (Original photograph from the 1987 film)

by Godard, Jean-Luc (director, screenwriter, starring); Jane Birkin, Dominique Lavanant, Pauline Lafont, Eva Darlan, Isabelle Sadoyan (starring)

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Published
1987
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$650.00

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Paris: Gaumont, 1987. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of Jean-Luc Godard from the 1987 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. An experimental film that irreverently mixes genres, twisting together a broad range of references to literature, film comedy, and the history of cinema. Starring Godard himself as a filmmaker, thus blurring the fictional category from the outset.… Read more
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image of Archive of 41 issues of Filmmakers Newsletter, 1967-1971

Archive of 41 issues of Filmmakers Newsletter, 1967-1971

by Linder, Carl (editor, founder); Suni Mallow, H. Whitney Bailey (editors, publishers); Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, George Maciunas, Hollis Frampton, Bill Plympton, Standish Lawder, Alan Lomax (contributors)

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Published
1971
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New York: Filmmakers Newsletter / Filmmakers' Cinematheque, 1971. Archive of 41 issues of "Filmmakers Newsletter," dating from the first four years of the magazine, including Vol. I, issue 1. Early issues of the magazine are scarce, and putting together a collection of this size piecemeal would be prohibitively difficult. Founded in 1967 by experimental filmmaker Carl Linder… Read more
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image of Chamber Films (Original flyer for an exhibition at The Living Theatre)

Chamber Films (Original flyer for an exhibition at The Living Theatre)

by Deren, Maya

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Published
1961
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New York: The Living Theatre, 1961. Original flyer for an exhibition of six films by Maya Deren held on February 20 and 27, 1961 at the Bleecker Street Cinema, and March 6 and 13, 1961 at The Living Theater. The flyer notes that music for two of the films, "Meshes in the Afternoon" and "The Very Eye of the… Read more
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image of Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.] (Original program for the 1967 film)

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.] (Original program for the 1967 film)

by Makavejev, Dusan (director, screenwriter); Brank Vucicevic (screenwriter); Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic (starring)

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Published
1967
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Belgrade: Avala Film, 1967. Original program for the international release of the 1967 Yugoslav black wave film. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film and reproductions of line illustrations. Wrappers text in French, with French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English text inside. Taking on the trappings of American crime and film noir, about a woman who is murdered… Read more
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Branded to Kill (Original screenplay for the 1967 film)

by Suzuki, Seijun (director); Hachiro Guryu (screenwriter); Jo Shishido, Koji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Annu Mari (starring)

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Published
1967
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$2,500.00

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Tokyo: Nikkatsu, 1967. Draft script for the 1967 film. Text in Japanese. An experimental, absurdist, pop art satire of yakuza films and film noir, Suzuki's film was a failure on release, leading him to be fired and then blackballed by the studio for making films that made neither sense nor profit. The film rightly… Read more
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image of Diaries, Notes, and Sketches, also known as Walden (Original poster for the 1969 film)

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New York: Jonas Mekas, 1969. Vintage large format poster for the 1969 experimental film by shot and edited by Jonas Mekas from his "film diary" footage shot between 1965 and 1969. Either unique or very nearly so, with no examples found in OCLC or institutions worldwide. The poster also doubles as liner notes for the film, briefly… Read more
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Brakhage Films (Original sales catalog for 1976)

by Brakhage, Stan

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Published
1976
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Rollinsville, CO: Self published, 1976. Original mail order catalog for Stan Brakhage films issued in 1976. Featuring 47 8mm and 72 16mm titles, with brief descriptions for each film. 9 x 6 inches. 12 pages. About Near Fine in saddle stitched, photo illustrated wrappers.
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SPIRAL No. 6, January 1986 (First Edition)

by Cannon, Terry (editor); Willie Varela, Bruce Posner, Albert Gabriel Nigrin, et al (contributors)

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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Pasadena, CA: Spiral Group, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Issue number six of "SPIRAL" magazine. Edited by Los Angeles Filmforum founder Terry Cannon, the magazine ran for nine issues between 1984 and 1986, and according to David James' "The Most Typical Avant-Garde" represented "the only sustained attempt in Los Angeles to create a periodical about avant-garde film." … Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Notebook belonging to legendary amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents containing 73 pages of holograph notes on various film and camera tests, lighting, settings, and other technical aspects of filmmaking made between circa 1959 and 1982. Included are 21 film strips laid or tipped into the notebook, with accompanying annotations, and each generally between three to four inches… Read more
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Lung Feng (Original Hong Kong poster for the 1999 film)

by Eric Kot (director, screenwriter); Ekin Cheng, Qi Shu, Anita Yuen (starring)

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Published
1999
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Hong Kong: N.p., 1999. Vintage Hong Kong poster, printed in both Chinese and English, for the 1999 film. An experimental film by director Eric Kot, with cameos from numerous notable actors. Kot is notorious in the Chinese hip hop industry and has made a number of short films and television episodes. 40 x 25… Read more
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image of Complete set of the Galeria Bonino monographs: Floats | More Floats | 93 Floats | Constructions and Films (First Edition)

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New York: Galeria Bonino, 1967. Complete set of four matching exhibition catalogs for a staggered series of installations by avant-garde film director Robert Breer, held at the Galeria Bonino in New York between 1965 and 1970. The first catalog is for an exhibition at the gallery titled "Constructions and Films," and was held in early 1965, noted… Read more
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image of Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

by [The Living Theatre] Brakhage, Stan; Marie Menken, Willard Maas, and others (directors)

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Published
1959
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New York: The Living Theatre, 1959. Original Poster for a night of Avant-Garde Films hosted by the Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre on April 27, 1959. Filmmakers were present to introduce their works, including Stan Brakhage with his landmark short "Desistfilm" (1954). The Gryphon Film Group was founded by Marie Menken and her husband Willard… Read more
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image of Numero deux [Number Two] (Collection of 10 original photographs from the 1975 film)

Numero deux [Number Two] (Collection of 10 original photographs from the 1975 film)

by Godard, Jean-Luc (director, starring); William Lubtchansky (still photographer); Anne-Marie Mieville (screenwriter); Sandrine Battistella (starring)

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Published
1975
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$925.00

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Paris: Anne-age-Bela, 1975. Collection of ten vintage borderless photographs (five black-and-white and five in color) from the 1975 film. Generally considered the peak of the collaborative work on video done by Godard and Mieville, presenting scenes from the everyday interactions of a working class family, with a special focus on children. The film was shot on… Read more
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Brakhage Films (Original sales catalog for 1971)

by Brakahge, Stan

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Published
1971
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Rollinsville, CO: Self published, 1971. Original mail order catalog for Stan Brakhage films issued in 1971. To our knowledge, the first catalog to be issued by the filmmaker. Featuring 35 8mm and 35 16mm titles, with brief descriptions for the 8mm films. 7 x 8.5 inches. Ten pages, saddle stitched in self wrappers. Near Fine.
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image of No Rose: Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1977 (First Edition, inscribed by Yvonne Rainer)

No Rose: Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1977 (First Edition, inscribed by Yvonne Rainer)

by Levine, Richard and Renee Shafransky (editors); Yvonne Rainer, Jonas Mekas, et al (contributors)

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Published
1977
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First Edition
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New York: The Collective for Living Cinema, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Yvonne Rainer on the table on contents: "Greetings / to Schuldt / from Yvonne / almost Spring 1977." Rainer contributes printed annotated selections from the script from her landmark feminist film "Katrina Talking Pictures" (1966) to the issue. Near Fine in saddle stitched… Read more
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A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book (First Edition)

by Brakhage, Stan

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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West Newbury, MA: Frontier Press, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. A brief philosophical companion to the experimental films of Stan Brakhage, written by the filmmaker. Brakhage's work has recently been the subject of much revival and renewed consideration, due to a two-disc compilation of his work released by the Criterion Collection. Fine in perfect-bound, flexible leatherette covers… Read more
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The Seen (First Edition)

by Brakhage, Stan

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Published
1975
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First Edition
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San Francisco: Pasteurize Press / Zephyrus Image, 1975. First Edition. First Edition. An offprint of Brakhage's remarks following a screening of his film, "The Text of Light," at the San Francisco Art Institute, Nov 18, 1974. A variant of the first edition described in the Zephyrus Image bibliography by Alastair Johnston, this copy without the inner printed… Read more
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image of Grands soirs et petits matins [Mayday] (Original photograph from the set of the 1977 film)

Grands soirs et petits matins [Mayday] (Original photograph from the set of the 1977 film)

by Klein, William (director, photographer)

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Published
1968
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N.p.: William Klein, 1968. Vintage photograph, shot by director-photographer William Klein, during the making of his landmark documentary. With Klein's stamp on the back, noting his address in Paris. In making his cinema verite documentary about the occupation of the Sorbonne begun during the May, 1968 protests in Paris, Klein received unprecedented access to student leaders, activists,… Read more
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image of Film Art: Review of the Advance-Guard Cinema, Issue No. 9, Autumn 1936

Film Art: Review of the Advance-Guard Cinema, Issue No. 9, Autumn 1936

by Braun, B., Irene Nicholson, Edward Ashcroft (editors); Robert Fairthorne, Oswell Blakeston, Marie Seton, John C. Moore, et al. (contributors)

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Published
1936
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First Edition
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London: Self published, 1936. First Edition. First Edition. Published in the wake of the highly influential "Close Up" magazine, "Film Art" kept the flame lit as an important UK literary and film periodical, a few of the editors contributing most of the material, and a handful of others filling the gaps. The magazine was not opposed to… Read more
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