GME DVD Distribution - GME Presents Philippe Garrel’s MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE, Now Available for Institutional Use

GME DVD Distribution - GME Presents Philippe Garrel’s MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE,  Now Available for Institutional Use

GME is pleased to present the release of Philippe Garrel’s MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE on DVD. This auteur is the unsung hero of the French New Wave, who only now is beginning to receive the international recognition that he is due, thanks to worldwide retrospective screenings in recent years of his work. 

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GME Presents Two New Dvd Editions of Films by Austrian Filmmakers Peter Tscherkassky and Dietmar Brehm, Now Available for Institutional Use

GME Presents Two New Dvd Editions of Films by Austrian Filmmakers Peter Tscherkassky and Dietmar Brehm, Now Available for Institutional Use

GME is pleased to release the two most recent digital editions of moving image works by notable Austrian experimental filmmakers Peter Tscherkassky (EXQUISITE ECSTASIES) and Dietmar Brehm (PRAXIS SELECTION).  Both these DVDs have been published through the INDEX DVD label, which aims to represent a comprehensive history of Austrian film, video, and media art. 

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GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents Two Key WWII and Postwar Era Swiss Films Now for Institutional Sales

GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents Two Key WWII and Postwar Era Swiss Films  Now for Institutional Sales

We are particularly pleased to release two DVDs -- THE LAST CHANCE (1945) and SWISS TOUR(1949) --that GME has co-published with Praesens-Film AG, a Swiss production company founded in 1924 that is still active today. According to film scholar Yvonne Zimmerman, “The flagship Swiss movies produced by Praesens were made primarily by foreigners, immigrants and émigrés. Praesens founder Lazar Wechsler was of Polish origin who came to Switzerland from Austria in 1914, shortly after the outbreak of World War I and established Praesens-Film AG in 1924. 

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FASHION IN FILM Series at MOMI — Thursday-Wednesday, April 6-11, 2018

FASHION IN FILM Series at MOMI — Thursday-Wednesday, April 6-11, 2018

The Museum of Moving Image is opening its Fashion in Film Festival” this Friday (April 6) with the North American premiere screening of THE INFERNO UNSEEN (2018), a newly edited assemblage of rushes from Henri-Georges Clouzot’s famous uncompleted film, THE INFERNO (1964).  The current version, edited by Rollo Smalcombe and Markea Uhlirova, departs from Serge Bromberg’s critically acclaimed documentary about the making of Clouzot’s film (2009).  GME distributes Bromberg’s film, entitled HENRI GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO, in a DVD edition destined for acquisition by academic institutions in North America.

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GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents James Benning's 11x14 | ONE WAY BOOGIE WOOGIE/27 YEARS LATER

GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents James Benning's 11x14 | ONE WAY BOOGIE WOOGIE/27 YEARS LATER

James Benning is one of the most pre-eminent American independent filmmakers in the experimental narrative vein.  As a young man, living in the Milwaukee in the 1960s, he saw MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON broadcast on public television.   This film made an indelible impression on him: “It was just so different to anything I’d ever seen”.   This experience motivated him in part to take up an artistic career in filmmaking (following studies in mathematics), even though his developing artistic style differed markedly from that of Maya Deren’s.  Between 1971 and 1977, he made an extensive series of short films in 8mm and 16mm, some in collaboration with then-partner Bette Gordon.  In 1977, he shifted his practice to incorporate the making of feature length films.  In 2007, Benning declared, “No more 16mm filmmaking: the lab work is too stressful, and projection is getting worse than terrible. I'm going to make small DVD works and show them to friends."

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GME Celebrates Women's History Month with the release of EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY & Related DVD Publications by Women Filmmakers

GME Celebrates Women's History Month with the release of EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY  &  Related DVD Publications by Women Filmmakers

The role of women filmmakers has been generally overlooked in the writing of film histories, and the Women Film Pioneer Project attempts to rectify this oversight, as does our release for academic use and study of the 6-disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack boxed set entitled EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY.  International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning the years 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren.  These women were technically and stylistically innovative, pushing the boundaries of narrative, aesthetics, and genre.   Supplementing this groundbreaking publication, GME’s distribution catalogue already features a rich array of DVD publications by women filmmakers, many in the avant-garde vein, a genre in which female filmmakers have predominated, from the silent era through to the present day. 

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GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents Stan Brakhage's ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT, Now Available for Institutional Sales

GME DVD Distribution – GME Presents Stan Brakhage's ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT, Now Available for Institutional Sales

In order to enrich the selection of Experimental Narratives and Avant-Garde Shorts, GME is especially proud to now add legendary film artist Stan Brakhage to the collection, debuting here with his first masterful foray into the then still newly evolving long form of film experimentation with ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT (1958).

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A Tribute to Trisha Brown” at Anthology Film Archives — Monday, March 19, 2018

A Tribute to Trisha Brown” at Anthology Film Archives — Monday, March 19, 2018

The program at Anthology Film Archives will include the premiere of TBDC’s new preservations of MAN WALKING DOWN THE SIDE OF A BUILDING and LEANING DUETS, as well as a very special 16mm triple-screen presentation of Babette Mangolte’s ROOF AND FIRE PIECE, unseen in this triptych format since the 1970s.

Jon Gartenberg of GME serves as an archival consultant to the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

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