GME DVD Distribution: Rediscovering Portuguese Silent Cinema

GME DVD Distribution: Rediscovering Portuguese Silent Cinema

One of the pleasures of curating a line of DVD releases is the ability to help reshape the canons of film history.  Very little is known in North America about Portuguese silent film history, and with several new DVD releases, our attempt is to alter this understanding.  We offer 3 DVD publications by key directors of the silent era In Portugal:  Rino Lupo (RINO LUPO: MULHERES DA BEIRA / OS LOBOS), Reinaldo Ferreira (O TÁXI Nº 9297), and Leitão de Barros (LISBOA, CRÓNICA ANEDÓTICA).

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GME DVD Distribution: Films by Mike Kuchar and Marie Losier

GME DVD Distribution:  Films by Mike Kuchar and Marie Losier

Continuing our mission to offer significant historical avant-garde moving image works alongside contemporary experimental films, GME is pleased to offer two DVD editions in this vein:  SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS, made in 1966 by Mike Kuchar (twin brother of filmmaker George), alongside a compilation of contemporary short films (HELLO HAPPINESS!) by one of their protégés Marie Losier.

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GME DVD Distribution – Fall 2018 Releases

GME DVD Distribution – Fall 2018 Releases

With the fall academic semester now underway, Gartenberg Media Enterprises is pleased to announce our new slate of DVD and Blu-ray publications for distribution to the North American academic community.  These digital editions are selected from film archives and boutique publishers worldwide, and represent the entire breadth and depth of moving image history. This current roster of releases encompass 120 years of film history, from the turn of the 19th century actuality film, VIENNA TRAMWAY RIDE (1906) through to Marie Losier's colorful, avant-garde portrait of performance artist Deborah Krystal, BIRD OF THE NIGHT (L’OISEAU DE LA NUIT, (2015). 

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GME DVD Distribution – DVD Categories Overview - Spring 2018

GME DVD Distribution – DVD Categories Overview - Spring 2018

During the past decade, Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) has been actively engaged in seeking out and representing high quality DVD & Blu-ray publications from film archives and boutique publishers around the world, representing films and videos that encompass important works from the breadth and depth of the history of the moving image. These premiere publications are made available by GME exclusively for institutional purchase by the university market in North America. We currently offer more than 150 publications that are noted here. These works range from pioneers of the silent narrative cinema to cutting edge filmmakers of the contemporary avant-garde.

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GME DVD Distribution – Spring 2018 Recap

GME DVD Distribution – Spring 2018 Recap

With the spring academic season now coming to a close, Gartenberg Media Enterprises is pleased to provide a recap of our most recent slate of DVD and Blu-ray publications for distribution to the North American academic community.  These digital editions are selected from film archives and boutique publishers worldwide, and represent the entire breadth and depth of moving image history. This current roster of moving image works extend from pioneering female director Alice Guy’s LES CHIENS SAVANTS (1902), part of an essential compilation of cinematic works by EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS, through to Peter Tscherkassky’s award-winning THE EXQUISITE CORPUS (2015), presented on the latest DVD compilation of his films, entitled EXQUISITE ECSTASIES (2015).

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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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