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Microcinema, Inc

Works: 159 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 7,815 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biography  Short films  Biographical films  Exhibition catalogs  Experimental films  Ethnographic films  Filmed performances  Drama 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: BL2530.H3, 759.13
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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

Journey into the fascinating world of the Voudoun religion of Haiti filmed by Maya Deren, and attend rituals of Rada, Petro, and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with the cosmic pwers through invocations, rituals, offerings, song, and dance
Edward Hopper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 301 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 )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 266 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 208 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
Variations VII by John Cage( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 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 = Death in the garden by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 189 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
The boy Mir : ten years in Afghanistan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 179 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
Pompeii and the Roman villa : a National Gallery of Art presentation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79
Loose change 9/11 : an American coup by Dylan Avery( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 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 169 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 159 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
Guest of Cindy Sherman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul H-O became a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1990s with his public access show GalleryBeat. Armed with a video camera, he attended art gallery openings, amusing some with his candid, witty assessments of their work, but also winning many fans. Among the latter was Cindy Sherman, the press-shy artist who is internationally acknowledged as one of the world's most gifted and significant visual talents. Cindy invites Paul to her studio for a series of exclusive interviews and through these videotaped encounters, he gains unprecedented insight into her artistic process and a romantic relationship blossoms. Their initial bliss ends when Paul finds himself wracked with anxiety about his own personality becoming subsumed by his role as Cindy's guest at the celebrity-studded openings and dinners she regularly attends."--Film's website
Merce Cunningham Dance Company : Robert Rauschenberg collaborations by Charles Atlas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 149 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."--Container
In search of Haydn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his lifetime Haydn achieved a degree of fame that easily surpassed that of Mozart and Beethoven. In Search of Haydn is an intricate portrait of Haydn's life told through performances and interviews from today's most admired classical musicians. The film explores a fresh picture of the life and work of Joseph Haydn. Leading performers play and then explain just what makes his music so unique. Features Alison Balsom, Sir Roger Norrington, The Endellion String Quartet, Gianandrea Noseda, Ronald Brautigam and more
J.M.W. Turner by Carroll Moore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 134 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
Seven easy pieces by Marina Abramović( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 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
Searchers 2.0( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 127 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
The mark of Cain( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 124 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
Merce Cunningham Dance Company : Park Avenue Armory event( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 29, 30 and 31, 2011, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company presented six valedictory performances at Park Avenue Armory before disbanding. The event marked the conclusion of the Company's Legacy Tour and the culmination of nearly 60 years of innovation. Disc 3 includes recent and archival excerpts from each of the repertory works featured on the Legacy Tour
Mona Lisa revealed : secrets of the painting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 120 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
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