James Benning’s first feature-length film announced the arrival of a radical new voice in the evolution of moving image art, and remains a landmark of the American avant-garde. Composed of 65 beautifully framed shots of provincial life and suburban domesticity, this 16mm-shot travelogue of the Midwestern United States advanced notions of structuralist cinema while forming a visual tapestry of the American heartland in all its rugged glory. Restored by the Austrian Film Museum in collaboration with Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.
Q&A WITH JAMES BENNING ON OCTOBER 7
GME is the authorized distributor of several James Benning DVD releases to the North American educational market.