CALIFORNIA TRILOGY

Produced at the junction of two millennia, the CALIFORNIA TRILOGY is James Benning's three-part topographical study of America's "Golden State". Looking to the past while investigating the present, the mathematician-turned-filmmaker condenses three distinct Californian landscapes into a total of 105 shots, each exactly 2½ minutes long. Formal restraint and compositional precision combine with ambient sound and an unheard social commentary to create a hypnotic journey across the 31st US State; from the Great Central Valley (El Valley Centro) through greater Los Angeles (Los) to the Californian wilderness (Sogobi). This 2-disc set presents the complete CALIFORNIA TRILOGY for the first time ever on DVD.

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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EL VALLEY CENTRO
(US, 1999)

Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning

• 87 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

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LOS
(US, 2000)

Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning

• 87 minutes
• Color
• Sound

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SOGOBI
(US, 2001)

Directed, written, photographed, edited and produced by: James Benning

• 87 minutes
• Color
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 04:21:00 (2 Discs)

Booklet Text: Claudia Slanar, Oliver Hanley & James Benning (Bilingual German & English)

Published By: Edition Filmmuseum

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

To order call: 212.280.8654 or click here for information on ordering by fax, e-mail or post.