Stan Brakhage (1933-2003)

The Text of Light (1974)
Legendary Epics Yarns and Fables: Stan Brakhage (Directed by Stephen E. Gebhardt and Robert Fries) (early 1970s)
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
Garden Path (with Mary Beth Reed) (2001)

James Stanley Brakhage (January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film.

Over the course of five decades, Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work, exploring a variety of formats, approaches and techniques that included handheld camerawork, painting directly onto celluloid, fast cutting, in-camera editing, scratching on film, collage film and the use of multiple exposures. Interested in mythology and inspired by music, poetry, and visual phenomena, Brakhage sought to reveal the universal in the particular, exploring themes of birth, mortality,sexuality, and innocence.

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