STEPHEN DWOSKIN: 14 FILMS BOX 1/3

This 5-disc set is a limited edition of 1,000 copies and includes a 58-page full-color bilingual booklet with specially commissioned texts in English & French.

Containing 12 hours of material, the 14 works included were chosen with the artist and represent the first of three planned publications of Stephen Dwoskin’s career. 14 FILMS BOX 1/3 samples 35 years of Dwoskin’s work from his early experimental short films to feature length fictional works, including an adaptation of Wedekind’s TOD UND TEUFEL (1973), to recent film and video works.

Disabled by polio at the age of 7, Dwoskin’s works of the 1960s and 1970s explore the problems of voyeurism overshadowed by immobility. François Albera describes these as “the work of a human camera, with a prosthetically assisted gaze, which is hindered (behindert) not in the politically correct sense of the expression ‘physically challenged’ but actually rooted to the spot on crutches or bed-ridden or stuck in a corner on a chair (albeit a wheelchair).”

“Dwoskin’s proximity to surrealism (Georges Bataille) and its precursors (Jarry, Carroll), nourishes his approach to eroticism (SHADOWS FROM LIGHT, FURTHER AND PARTICULAR).  After films about fear and pain, and memory and childhood, using home movies in which we see him as a capering, playful small child (TRYING TO KISS THE MOON), the digital camera and computer have now enabled him to renew his experiments, approaching them as an intimate journal and interior monologue.”

– François Albera, Internationale Film Festival Rotterdam 2006 Catalogue

"I know that new techniques and new media are going to become accessible to many people and that new modes of expression will be developed. Sometimes, in the privacy of the home, different films can be watched more easily than in a theater because the viewers are alone and no-one is watching them watch the film. One of the hard parts about watching my films is that there are other people around the one who is watching. My film-making is much better suited to being watched by a single viewer. I take the viewers one by one, unlike Hollywood cinema which aims to amalgamate the audience."

– Stephen Dwoskin, 1981

2006 IL CINEMA RITROVATO DVD JURY AWARD
Special Acknowledgment for Making Available
“Previously Difficult-To-See Experimental Films”

 
 
 

  Contents

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

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STEPHEN DWOSKIN: 14 FILMS BOX 1/3
(UK / US / France / Germany, 1968-2003)

Director: Stephen Dwoskin

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TAKE ME
(UK/US, 1968)

• 28 minutes 
• 16 mm
• B&W
• Sound 

DIRTY
(UK, 1971)

• 12 minutes 
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

GIRL
(UK, 1975)

 28 minutes
• 16mm 
• Color
• Sound

DAD
(UK, 2003)

 14 minutes
• Video 
• Color
• Sound

GRANDPÈRE’S PEAR
(UK, 2003)

• 5 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

DEAR FRANCES (in memoriam)
(UK, 2003)

• 18 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

PAIN IS...
(France/Germany/UK, 1997)

• 80 minutes
• 16 mm 
• Color
• Sound
• original English version (English, French, German, Spanish subtitles)

INTOXICATED BY MY ILLNESS
(UK, 2001)

 40 minutes
• Video 
• Color
• Sound

TOD UND TEUFEL
(UK/West Germany, 1973)

• 87 minutes
• 16 mm
• Color
• Sound
• original German version (English, French, Spanish subtitles)

FACE ANTHEA
(UK, 1990)

• 61 minutes,
• Video
• Color
• Sound

BEHINDERT
(UK/West Germany, 1974)

• 94 minutes
• 16mm 
• Color
• Sound
• original German/English version (English, French, German, Spanish subtitles)

OUTSIDE IN
(UK/West Germany, 1981)

• 100 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound
• original German/English version (French, German, Spanish subtitles)

TRYING TO KISS THE MOON
(UK, 1994)

• 96 minutes
• 16mm 
• Sound
• Color
original English version (English, French, German, Spanish subtitles)

LOST DREAMS
(UK, 2003)

• 21 minutes
• Video 
• B&W
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 11:24:00 (5 Discs)

Limited Edition of 1000 Copies

Booklet Text: François Albera, Cathy Day & Michel Barthelemy (Bilingual French & English)

Published By: Les Films du Renard

Institutional Price: $600 (plus shipping)

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