P. Adams Sitney and Ed Halter
Filmmaker and director of the the Film-Makers' Cooperative M.M. Serra sits down with two essential activists from the world of film:
Ed Halter is a curator of film and media and a frequent contributor to The Village Voice and numerous other periodicals. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and has curated for venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere. He is a visiting assistant professor in the department of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College, and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, NYU, and other schools. His nonfiction book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published by Thunder's Mouth Press in June 2006.
P. Adams Sitney is a historian of film art and a co-founding member of Anthology Film Archives in New York. He is the author of the book Visionary Film, originally published in 1974, which was the first major study on the post-war American avant garde cinema, and is today considered a classic. Among his other publications are Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature from 1992 and the forthcoming book Eyes Upside Down: Visionary Film-makers and the Heritage of Emerson. His article on filmmaker Saul Levine in the May 2007 issue of Artforum. He is Professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University.(45 minutes)
The Film-Makers' Cooperative series of radio conversations with filmmakers, musicians, writers, critics, and cinephiles provides a platform for active members of the community to express their views and visions on the past, present, and future of experimental and underground cinema. The series delivers a kaleidoscopic overview of auteurs both American and international, who are involved with cinema not for any personal or financial gain, but from a passion for the art of the moving image. Interviews highlight major figures in the history of underground cinema, as well as a driving forces in its current moment.more