ON-DEMAND STREAMING • UNSEEN CINEMAMASTERWORKSMOANA WITH SOUND MASTERWORKS OF AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1920-1970
MOANA WITH SOUND ROBERT FLAHERTY’S CLASSIC OF THE SOUTH SEAS
2K DIGITAL RESTORATIONS • MANHATTABALLET MECHANIQUE

UNSEEN CINEMA ON TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES • SUNDAY, NOV 5, 2017
 

     

Unseen
Cinema
Early American
Avant-Garde Film
1894-1941

 
NEWS:

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”

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.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL “A Landmark of Research and Restoration.”

VARIETY “One of the first great triumphs in the DVD age. It will permanently rewrite the story of American experimental film!”

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, MORNING EDITION "Pat Dowell interviews Jan-Christopher Horak, Lillian Jacobs & Bruce Posner.

SENSES OF CINEMA "Unseen Cinema: An Interview with Bruce Posner.”

NEW REPUBLIC “Magnificent. An astonishing achievement!”

NEW YORK TIMES “This amazing seven-disc set will undoubtedly stand as one of the major monuments of the DVD medium.”

FILM COMMENT “The must-have release of the year…an avant-gardist's wish list.”

MODERNISM/MODERNITY "Unseen 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 thousand."
-Alexander Payne (director of Sideways, About Schmidt)

"Congratulations on the tremendous accomplishment, a real contribution to history and culture. I am looking forward to many hours of enlightment and pleasure."
–Roger L. Mayer

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