Films By Marty Gross

Study of the making of Japanese pottery and the rhythm of daily circumstances out of which the pieces emerge and draw their meaning. Potters at work are observed in two mountain villages on Kyushu Island, in the south of Japan. ... Read more
The film is a record of a Bunraku puppet theatre performance of the classic play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu. In Bunraku, storytellers perform with elaborate human-scale puppets to give expression and sophistication to tales which are often compared to Shakespeare in their scope. It combines three separate disciplines — puppets, each manipulated by three men, sung recitation and instrumental music.... Read more
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