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Microcinema, Inc

Overview
Works: 158 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 7,635 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Action and adventure films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: BL2530.H3, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Microcinema, Inc
Divine horsemen the living gods of Haiti by Maya Deren( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary of the Voudoun religions of Haiti. Presents rituals performed by the Rada, Petro, and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with cosmic powers through invocations, sacrifices, and possession
Edward Hopper ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of iconic American painter Edward Hopper, focusing on his subject matter, influences, and the enigmatic quality of his work
Ver-Meer master of light ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"ermeer: Master of Light, is a visual quest in search of an answer to this question. It is a journey of discovery, guiding the viewer through an exploration of Vermeer's paintings and examining the "secrets" of his technique. Each frame of the film emulates the subtlety of Vermeer, with particular emphasis placed on lighting and composition. Utilizing x-ray analysis, infrared reflectography, and the power of computer technology, the program investigates what lies beneath the surface of the paintings to unveil captivating insights into the master's work. The paintings of Johannes Vermeer are intriguing as much for their subjects as for the poetic ways in which these are portrayed. Vermeer's use of light and color, proportion and scale mesmerizes the viewer. His everyday scenes are imbued with nuances of reflection and meaning that are at once familiar and mysterious. This film celebrates one of the most extraordinary painters in the history of art."--Container
Open score by Robert Rauschenberg( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a series of performances held at the 69th Armory, New York City on Oct. 13-26, 1966. These were an experimental collaboration between 10 New York based artists and 30 engineers from Bell Laboratories. "Archival material has been assembled into ten films, each of which reconstructs the artist's original work and uses interviews with the artists, engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the work. Open score by Robert Rauschenburg is the first film to be released in a series that will bring to life a historic moment in contermporary art history"--Container
The boy Mir ten years in Afghanistan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a naive eight-year-old to a fully grown adult. Over the decade, it not only is a journey that follows Mir as he journeys into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth, but it's a film that is unmatched in mirroring and revealing the vitally important story of modern Afghanistan
Variations VII by John Cage( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The second in a series of dance, music and theater performances from 1966, involving engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories. Archival material has been assembled into a film, which reconstructs the artist's original work and uses interviews with the artists, engineers and performers in documentaries that illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the work."--Distributor
La mort en ce jardin by Luis Buñuel( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately, lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another
Pompeii and the Roman villa a National Gallery of Art presentation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 a.d. Includes the story of the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum from the 18th century onward
Loose change 9/11 an American coup by Dylan Avery( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents new evidence that contradicts generally accepted theories regarding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and makes a case for government conspiracy
William Eggleston photographer by Reiner Holzemer( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film documents how Eggleston came to develop his technique of art photography. It shows the first black-and-white photographs made at the beginning of Eggleston's career. Here the influence of Henri Cartier Bresson's 'decisive moment' is still evident. Yet Eggleston went his own artistic way early on. Elements of his later work in color can already be discerned in the composition of the black-and-white photographs"--Container
All about prints by Christopher Noey( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, historians, printmakers, and artists. It explores the collaborative nature of printmaking, the democratic character of multiples, and the deep-rooted traditions of the art form while visiting museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries, and print workshops in America and Europe. Beginning with woodcut master Albrecht Dürer, it explores the masters of the 19th century; the influence of Mexican muralists; the formative years of the Federal Art Project of the WPA; the excitement of the 60's print boom; and the ever-evolving techniques of contemporary artists who carry on the tradition
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Robert Rauschenberg collaborations ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1954, Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time these friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This three-DVD set showcases these great artists' work, along with the work of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. The DVDs are accompanied by an illustrated essay by Bonnie Brooks. Charles Atlas has directed and collaborated on over 35 film or video projects with Merce Cunningham and served as the company's filmmaker-in-residence for ten years (1974-1983). The three films in this collection showcase Atlas's direction and editing of films and include the 2003 revival of Suite for Five, the 1999 revival of Summerspace, and the original cast of Interscape in 2000. ... Interscape explores the transitions between darkness and light, stillness and exertion, and silence and sound. A detailed and beautifully rendered work, Interscape showcases the essence of the artists Cage, Cunningham and Rauschenberg."
J.M.W. Turner by Carroll Moore( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This documentary chronicles the rise of Turner, a barber's son who entered the Royal Academy art school at age fourteen to become, over the course of six decades, Britain's most renowned painter. It includes footage of locations important to Turner in Wales, England, and Switzerland, and readings from writers and artists of the era, including John Ruskin and Lord Byron"--Container
Mona Lisa revealed secrets of the painting ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographer Pascal Cotte photographed the Mona Lisa at a resolution of 240 million pixels in 2007. The technique, as well as analysis from the world's leading experts, allows viewers to see for the first time that Leonardo da Vinci may actually have painted his model with eyebrows and lashes. Twenty-five more incredible secrets are also revealed
Searchers 2.0 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As child actors, Mel and Fred were beaten and whipped by an imperious screenwriter, Fritz Frobisher. Now the elderly Fritz is to appear at a tee-shirt signing ceremony in Monument Valley, AZ, where his great films were made. Still living in LA and seeking work as actors, Mel and Fred decide to go to Monument Valley and give Fritz a drubbing. Since niether of them has a working car, they invite Mel's estranged daughter, Delilah, to give them a ride"--Container
Seven easy pieces by Marina Abramović( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Abramović reenacted five seminal performance works by her peers, dating from the 1960's and 70's, and two of her own, interpreting them as one would a musical score. The project confronted the fact that little documentation exists from this critical early period and one often has to rely upon testimony from witnesses or photographs that show only portions of any given performance. The seven works were performed for seven hours each, over the course of seven consecutive days. 'Seven easy pieces' examines the possibilities of representing and preserving an art form that is, by nature, ephemeral."--Container
The mark of Cain ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film which examines the importance and meaning of tattoos in Russian prison society. The filmaker uses a series of interviews with inmates, prison officials, and criminologists to illustrate the present state of Russian prisons and how they have changed since the breakup of the Soviet Union
In search of Haydn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts, detailed extracts from personal accounts and beautiful location footage, Grabsky offers tremendous insight into not only Haydn's music but the man himself."--Container
Ginevra's story solving the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's first known portrait ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn the stories behind Ginevra de Benci, the woman behind the first known portrait of artist Leonardo da Vinci, and get answers to questions such as why it was painted on both sides, why it was cut down, and why it was sealed in a wine cellar. Uses X-ray analysis, infrared reflectography, and computer technology
Sleep furiously by Gideon Koppel( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a small farming community in mid-Wales, a place where the director's parents-both refugees-found a home. This is a landscape and population that is changing rapidly as small scale agriculture is disappearing and the generation who inhabited a pre-mechanized world is dying out. Much influenced by his conversations with the writer Peter Handke, the filmmaker leads us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep, and fire
 
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Alternative Names
Microcinema International
Languages
English (37)
Russian (4)
French (3)