Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis
(DVD Anthology Film Archives NTSC) 25,00 euros

Stan Brakhage, in addition to his amazingly productive career as a filmmaker, was a polemicist and theorist for avant-garde film of no small measure. His extensive writings on film include Metaphors on Vision, A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book, and Film at Wit's End; his prolific lectures, over a period of some five decades, helped to advance the cause of avant-garde film. The Anthology DVD, Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis, provides examples of Brakhage's talent as lecturer and polemicist. Anthology Film Archives provides this description of the disc: "This rare and illuminating collection features three previously unreleased sessions with Brakhage. The first is a casual, intimate look at Brakhage exploring footage left behind by his friend, the filmmaker Charles Boultenhouse, who had previously passed away; the second is a very personal lecture on filmmaker and friend Jim Davis. Finally, Brakhage's lecture at the Whitney Museum is a thoughtful meditation on another friend and fellow filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos." Stan Brakhage on Gregory Markopoulos & Jim Davis (a bit of a misnomer, as the disc also includes Brakhage on Charles Boultenhouse) is an opportunity to see Brakhage in his guise as a major teacher and theorist of film, a vital and central aspect of his artistic practice.

Stan Brakhage, en plus de sa carrière étonnamment prolifique de cinéaste, fut un polémiste et un théoricien du cinéma expérimental.
Ce DVD présente deux conférences inédites sur Jim Davis et sur Gregory Markopoulos ainsi qu' un documentaire montrant Stan Brakhage explorant le métrage d'un film de son ami le cinéaste Charles Boultenhouse décédé depuis peu.

Stan Brakhage - Brakhage Splices Boultenhouse (video excerpt):