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AMERICAN DREAMS

USA, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: James Benning

Leading US experimental filmmaker presents two contrasting Americans against a background of the politics and music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies

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GRAND OPERA

USA, 1979
Although his work is not widely known. James Benning occupies an important position in the American avant-garde Grand Opera is a very personal film for him. charting as it does a bridge from his own … More »

O Panama

USA, 1985
One man's longing to escape the confines and boredom of his life In this piece, we follow Willem Dafoe as he travels from the room he inhabits to an imaginary space. ... More »

NEW YORK FRAMED

UK, 1987
Fascinating documentary, punctuated by evocative footage from every conceivable New York story as depicted by several generations of visual artists, which manages to show 'how film is used in a varie… More »

RUHR

Germany, 2009
"The artist is someone who pays attention and reports back." - James Benning ... Experimental filmmaker James Benning moves from 16mm to high-definition video in his first film shot outside of the US… More »

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