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ENCOUNTERS

VISIONARIES

Directed by Chuck Workman
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 88 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE VISIONARIES

In Precious Images, his 1986 Academy Award®-winning short, director Chuck Workman assembled a breathtaking eight-minute collage of singular images from classic Hollywood movies. In Visionaries, Workman brings alive, in counterpoint to the commercial film industry, the vibrant history of the American avant-garde cinema.

In engaging interviews with renowned underground filmmakers and critics including Ken Jacobs, Robert Downey, Su Friedrich, P. Adams Sitney, and Amy Taubin, Workman reveals how this artistic movement highlights subjective vision, sensory experience, and dreams over plot and storyline. The director skillfully intersperses these intimate conversations with a stylistically diverse array of extracts from experimental films of all stripes. Dating from the 1920s to the present, avant-garde films by such pioneering artists as Man Ray, Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, and Sadie Benning vividly illustrate for the general audience a qualitatively different kind of moviegoing experience distinct from that promulgated by the commercial cinema. Workman's documentary pays special tribute to filmmaker, curator, and critic Jonas Mekas and Anthology Film Archives, the organization that he founded. It is the premier American institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of avant-garde film culture, assuring a long-term home for this alternative cinema right alongside the Hollywood classics.

Documentary
About the Director(s)
Chuck Workman directed the documentaries The Source, about the Beats, Superstar, about Andy Warhol, The People's President, and The First One Hundred Years, on American mainstream cinema, as well as the dramatic feature A House on a Hill. His short Precious Images won an Oscar®. He has been nominated for an Emmy 10 times.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Encounters
  • Year:
    2010
  • Length:
    88 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Bob Downey, Kenneth Anger, Su Friedrich, Ken Jacobs, Amy Taubin, Scott MacDonald, Fred Camper, Flo Jacobs
  • Director:
    Chuck Workman
  • Producer:
    Chuck Workman
  • Editor:
    Chuck Workman
  • Director of Photography:
    Kevin Cloutier
  • Director of Photography:
    John Sharaf
  • Director of Photography:
    Miguelangel Aponte
  • Additional Music:
    Gustav Holst

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