LIGHT YEARS

Fog Pumas (1967)

Fog Pumas (1967)

The Swedish-American artist Gunvor Nelson figures among the most important experimental filmmakers of her generation. She was born in Sweden, but left her native country in the mid-1950s to study painting and art history in the United States. Later, she and her husband, filmmaker Bob Nelson settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised their daughter, Oona. Gunvor Nelson's first film work was with her husband, then with her neighbor Dorothy Wiley, and finally on her own.

Her work considerably influenced the New American Cinema at the end of the 1960s, as much by its themes (women, the body, memory, dreams) as by its formal investigations (animation, collage, found footage). She made what she termed “personal” films. Complementing GME’s previous release of Gunvor Nelson’s DEPARTURES, the films and the booklet essays contained in this box set reflect a half-century of evolution in media and technique. From her first experimental films made in California to her more recent Swedish films and video, material fictions joyously exalt in a fireworks of sensations.

 
Frame Line (1983-2014)

Frame Line (1983-2014)

Includes a 124-page booklet comprising and critical essays and an interview with the filmmaker by Julie Savelli, lecturer in film studies at the University of Montpellier 3. Her research focuses on creative consciousness and more specifically on the evolution of the documentary act.

 
Light Years (1987)

Light Years (1987)


“The films of Gunvor Nelson are saturated with a restless, offhand elegance.”

– James Irwin 

“I have made both surrealistic and expressionistic films, but I prefer the term ‘personal film.’ That is what it is about.”

– Gunvor Nelson

 
Before Need Redressed (1994)

Before Need Redressed (1994)

 
 
 

  Contents

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

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FOG PUMAS
(US, 1967)

Director: Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley

• 10 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Silent

FRAME LINE
(Sweden, 1983-2014)

Director: Gunvor Nelson

• 22 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Silent

LIGHT YEARS
(Sweden, 1987)

Director: Gunvor Nelson

• 25 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Silent

BEFORE NEED REDRESSED
(US, 1994)

Director: Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley

• 40 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Silent

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 Bonus Material

• 124-page book of interviews and critical articles by Julie Savelli

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Total Running Time: 01:50:00

Language: French with optional French subtitles

Booklet Text: Julie Savelli (Bilingual English & French)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping).

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