BREF “Excellent way to get to the movie Avant-garde.”
MUBI “The Beautiful Lies of Robert J. Flaherty’s Moana With Sound”
ROGER EBERT "Flicker Alley’s Mind-Blowing New Masterworks”
JONATHAN ROSENBAUM "Given Voice: The Warmth and Artifice on Moana”
SLANT “Inspired, eclectic, and robust Blu-ray release”.
VILLAGE VOICE "The Home Video Box Sets You Must Know About"
NEW YORK TIMES Critic’s Pick "Island Songs and the Crash of Waves"
“The imagery, in scenes that always unfold slowly, is truly startling, particularly given that the film is almost 90 years old.” — Glenn Kenny
LOS ANGELES TIMES Kenneth Turan's DVD Pick of the Week "Tales of the South Pacific"
WNYC • LEONARD LOPATE "A Daughter adds Sound to Her Father’s Silent Documentary"
WIRED "America's least watchable 20th century movies”
FILM JOURNAL “Remarkable restoration of a silent South Seas documentary"
POPMATTERS "Altered States of Cinema, or Movies to Hallucinate By
STRANGER SEATTLE "The Birth of Reality TV in Moana with Sound"
DAVID STERRITT “Flicker Alley—Masterworks"
INDIEWIRE “Why Moana, the First Docufiction in History, Deserves a New Life.”
NEW YORK TIMES “Avant-Garde 1920 Vintage, Is Back in Focus.”
PUBLIX RADIO EXCHANGE “Restoring Old New York.”
FILM COMMENT “Don’t Look Back: Celluloid connoisseur Bruce Posner explains his Manhatta project—and extols the digital future.”
STREET JOURNAL “A Landmark of
Research and Restoration.”
“One of the first great triumphs in the DVD age. It will permanently
rewrite the story of American experimental film!”
PUBLIC RADIO, MORNING EDITION "Pat
Dowell interviews Jan-Christopher Horak, Lillian Jacobs & Bruce
SENSES OF CINEMA "Unseen Cinema: An Interview with Bruce Posner.”
REPUBLIC “Magnificent. An astonishing achievement!”
YORK TIMES “This amazing seven-disc set will
undoubtedly stand as one of the major monuments of the DVD medium.”
COMMENT “The must-have release of the year…an
avant-gardist's wish list.”
Cinema offers nothing less than a fundamental redefinition of American
avant-garde film…that should be enthusiastically welcomed by anyone
invested in widening the cultural playing field of the modern…the
collection's surprising choices and irreverent juxtapositions add
up to a kind of modernist Wunderkammer with the sympathetic expansiveness
of Whitman's catalogues and the campy curiositas of Guy Maddin."
FILM HISTORY “Sometimes
film history really is revisionist.”
"I have been
obsessed in the last couple of weeks with 'Unseen Cinema,'
which is astounding. Thank you a thousand times, and then another
-Alexander Payne (director of Sideways, About Schmidt)
on the tremendous accomplishment, a real contribution to history
and culture. I am looking forward to many hours of enlightment and
–Roger L. Mayer