Stranger than Documentary: The Faces of Avant-garde
Seeking the 'original forms' of documentaries, this programme selects 17 films by three iconic filmmakers of the avant-garde film movement in North America during the late 1960s to 1970s. They are Jonas MEKAS (1922–2019), Joyce WIELAND (1930–1998), and Larry GOTTHEIM (1936–).
Combining personal perspectives with experimental attitudes towards filmmaking, these filmmakers created moving image works with immense possibilities and broadened the definition of cinema. In essence, their avant-garde practices represent cinema in its purest form.