Re: avant-docs featuring Brakhage? Kuchar?

From: Lauren Sorensen (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 18:03:07 PDT


We *do* have "Garden Path" at Canyon - I can't find it on the web site
either, but will post it up there in the next day or so. Not at the
office now, but I think the rental fee is $35.


Steve Polta wrote:
> Hi Dan. I would highly recommend GARDEN PATH (2001) which either a Brakhage collaboration with Mary Beth Reed or a film properly credited to Reed alone. The film is a portrait of Brakhage working——scratching/painting and sitting at an optical printer——intercut with Brakhage's film work, so it's like you see him working and then it flashes to show what he is working on; the flashes also suggest thought bursts or flashes of insight. Silent film. Gives a very good sense of what is going on in Brakhage's film——i.e. how they are made——to those unaware of his process. While it's not either artists' greatest film it works well on a Brakhage program presented to general audiences and says more than hearing him talk about it.
> I could have sworn Canyon had the print at some point but I can't seem to find it on their website. So I don't know about that.

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