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Films By James Benning

AMERICAN DREAMS (James Benning, 1984)
Leading US experimental filmmaker presents two contrasting Americans against a background of the politics and music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies ... Read more

GRAND OPERA (James Benning, 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 … Read more

O Panama (James Benning, Burt Barr, 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. ... Read more

RUHR (James Benning, 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… Read more

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