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Experimental Cinema, The Film Reader

1st Edition

Edited by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Wheeler Winston-Dixon


368 pages

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This volume provides a comprehensive guide to the long tradition of American avant-garde cinema, from its origins in the 1920s to the work of contemporary film and video artists. The Reader addresses major movements and key figures of the avant-garde, including filmmakers such as Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, Isaac Julien and Julie Dash, investigates how underground films have explored issues of gender, sexuality and race, and foreground technical innovations such as the use of Super 8mm and video.

Table of Contents

17. Reconstructing Lesbian Auto/Biography in Tender Fictions and Nitrate Kisses Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 18. The Films of Sadie Benning and Su Friedrich Chris Holmlund 19. Black Women's Independent Cinema Gloria Gibson 20. Dark and Lovely Too: Black Gay Men in Independent Film Kobena Mercer

About the Editors

Wheeler Winston-Dixon is Professor of Film Studies and Chair of the Film Studies Program at the University of Nebraska. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska.

About the Series

In Focus: Routledge Film Readers

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies