GME now offers three new DVD publications from the Spanish boutique publisher, Cameo Media, that focus on historical overviews of Spanish animation, Latin American experimental cinema, and video art from Spain: FROM DOODLES TO PIXELS: A JOURNEY THROUGH SPANISH ANIMATION (DELTRAZO AL PIXEL: UN RECORRIDO POR LA NIMACIÓN ESPAÑOLA); also CINE A CONTRACORRIENTE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE OTHER LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA; and APOLOGÍA ANTOLOGÍA: VIDEO ITINERIARIES THROUGH THE SPANISH CONTEXT. Each publication is produced with booklets that further contextualize these cinema movements, and/or provide analysis and descriptions of the individual works.
FROM DOODLES TO PIXELS: A JOURNEY THROUGH SPANISH ANIMATION is an extraordinary compilation of the best of Spanish animated film. It tours a century of talent through around fifty short films, a selection of animated commercials and the first Spanish animated feature film for adults, HISTORIAS DE AMOR Y MASACRE, carefully restored for this edition. These DVDs not only reflect the diversity of techniques that make animation an art that knows no boundaries, but also offer a journey through the aesthetic evolution of a country that has lived through times of scarcity and isolation before becoming one of the richest creative talent pools in the international arena. This boxed set includes a 160 page booklet with information on each film.
VIDEO ITINERIARIES THROUGH THE SPANISH CONTEXT presents a retrospective view of Spanish video art through 40 years of audiovisual creation (1974-2014). 85 works are included, organized around the following themes: Conceptual Art, archival appropriation, political works, the body, and the video medium as an oppositional tool. This publication is a companion DVD edition to GME’s previous release of FROM ECSTASY TO RAPTURE (DEL ÉXTASIS AL ARREBATO): A Journey Through Spanish Experimental Cinema. Together they comprise a diptych essential for enthusiasts of less conventional cinema on both sides of the Atlantic.
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE OTHER LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA contains a selection of films from a traveling exhibition program, “Cinema Against the Grain.” This DVD edition presents a premiere selection of 19 avant-garde, documentary, animation, and experimental films from all throughout Latin America (including Cuba) that date from 1933 to 2008. Within the complex universe of Latin American cinema, these are fundamental works of art that are hardly known to the general public. An accompanying booklet provides description and analysis of each of the films presented in this DVD publication.
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