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Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Cinema


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  • Actors: Pip Chodorov, Andy Warhol, Hans Richter
  • Directors: Pip Chodorov
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Black & White, Color, Dolby, HiFi Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AOCDDI0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,483 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Achieving the near-impossible task of doing justice in a mere 82 minutes to this incredibly rich, varied, and expansive domain, FREE RADICALS is as expertly constructed an introduction to the topic of experimental cinema as one could hope for, thanks in large part to the films privileging of rare interviews with some of the most important filmmakers in the avant-garde tradition (including Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, and Hans Richter), and its inclusion of several films in their entirety. The film's sincere admiration for its subject is best reflected by Chodorov's own description: ''I wanted to share a few of the films I love and introduce you to some of the free, radical artists who made them.''

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher McCastle on March 16, 2013
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A concise introduction to a complicated and influential genre of cinema.

From the technique of creating art on film to the business itself, there's something in this documentary for every level of interest.

I've seen my share of experimental films. This documentary introduces the genre while adding something fresh for those already familiar with it.
By no means will you see everything there is to see in experimental film. Nor will you get a complete education from it.
Experimental film tends to catch people differently. People either fall in love with it or turn away and stick with mainstream story-telling.
This documentary gives you the option without making you feel trapped by the awkwardness that is the very nature of avant-garde cinema.
Use it as an introduction to the genre for your students or add it to your library and celebrate the very personal interviews it contains.

Let this be a seed for the inherent cin·é·aste.
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Free Radicals is a great hour and twenty minute film on the history of experimental film by Pip Chodorov. The title "Free Radicals" also comes from the experimental film by Len Lye of the same name. Filmmakers such as Ken Jacobs, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, and Jonas Mekas share their vision as artists and personal filmmakers on the leading edge of experimental film mostly in the 60's, but this documentary covers a period from the 20's to the present. There aren't that many American avant garde filmmakers that are still living, and this documentary gives a pretty good picture of some of these remarkable artists. Free Radicals is not comprehensive(what hour and twenty minute film could be,) but gives a solid picture of the experimental film movement and its creators, mostly in the 60's when experimental film was blossoming... I give it 4 stars only because some filmmakers were left out--Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits, Sidney Peterson, etc. etc. This is not to say that this is not a remarkable film, it is well worth purchasing and viewing many times... Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 31, 2014
It's a little noisy in a little jerky. However you will be able to see many of your favorite experimental filmmakers.

Most of filmmakers seem to have a full of it attitude. Yet as you sift through the junk you can find some gems. The question is, is it worth it? There is some footage on Maya Deren not found in other presentations. Here experiments are better viewed in "Maya Deren: Experimental Films."

Soon you find all experiments but all the experiments in this presentation blending into one big one. It makes Monty Python look good.

The film was shot on 8mm, Super-8mm, 15mm, and super-16mm.

In the in it is a good source of filmmaker names but not really worth going through the chaff.
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