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Mary Ellen Bute

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Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms - Music and Abstractions
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics…
18 videos
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
Part of the Series: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt…
21 videos
Parabola
Produced by Bute's company Expanding Cinema and made in collaboration with Ted Nemeth and sculptor Rutherford Boyd, PARABOLA is a celebration of film's ability to create new ways of seeing the forms around us. Creating juxtaposition between light/shadow, stasis/motion, and…
Spook Sport
SPOOK SPORT announces itself as a new kind of film ballet comprised of "color, music, and movement," and is a lively interpretation of a night at a graveyard where colored shapes representing bats, ghosts, and spooks jump, shimmy, bounce, glide,…
Early Women Filmmakers - An International Anthology
More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of…
24 videos