Re: New book on Women's Experimental Cinema

From: owen (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2007 - 19:44:52 PDT

fantastic. looks great. can't wait to get it. I understand Maya
Deren, Shirley Clarke not being there, so much written about them but
I'd like to read more about Storm de Hirsch and the fantastic Mary
Ellen Bute and Doris Chase and others too. Are they in there
somewhere? I hope there's Vol 2 !

On Oct 12, 2007, at 7:49 PM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:

> Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks
> Robin Blaetz
> 432 pages (September 2007)
> 62 illustrations
> Paperback - $25.95
> [ISBN13 978-0-8223-4044-7]
> Women’s Experimental Cinema provides lively introductions to the
> work of fifteen avant-garde women filmmakers, some of whom worked
> as early as the 1950s and many of whom are still working today. In
> each essay in this collection, a leading film scholar considers a
> single filmmaker, supplying biographical information, analyzing
> various influences on her work, examining the development of her
> corpus, and interpreting a significant number of individual films.
> The essays rescue the work of critically neglected but influential
> women filmmakers for teaching, further study, and, hopefully,
> restoration and preservation. Just as importantly, they enrich the
> understanding of feminism in cinema and expand the terrain of film
> history, particularly the history of the American avant-garde.
> “This definitive volume on U.S. women’s experimental cinema fills a
> significant and long-lamented gap within film studies, and in
> feminist film studies in particular. Together, these essays offer
> us a richly nuanced picture not only of women’s experimental film
> but of avant-garde filmmaking in general from the 1940s to the
> present.”—Sharon Willis, author of High Contrast: Race and Gender
> in Contemporary Hollywood Film
> Robin Blaetz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Film Studies
> Program at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Visions of
> the Maid: Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture.
> ____________________________________________________
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.