Description: The setting is New York City circa the late 1950s. The subject of visual interest is “bridges.” The genre is “experimental film.” If your interest isn’t piqued yet, then you’re probably going to end up wanting these seven minutes and 43 seconds back.
Description: The four-part Lichtspiel: Opus was an early film career high for Walter Ruttman, an artist with a background in painting, graphic design, and architecture, and a future in Nazism (he supported Hitler and assisted Leni Riefenstahl with conceiving Triumph of the Will.) Ruttman was committed to a sanitarium after suffering a nervous breakdown on […]
Description: With his finger squarely on the pulse of the burgeoning motion picture industry, Edwin Thanhouser founded the Thanhouser Company in 1909, setting up shop in the city of New Rochelle, New York. Thanhouser’s earliest productions rarely exceeded the 12-15 minute range, as the era of multiple-reel films was yet to come. The Winter’s Tale […]
Description: This silent Western is one of John Ford’s earliest films as a director. After following his older brother to Hollywood to work as a prop man, Ford began helming low-budget pictures for Universal. The orange-tinted Bucking Broadway is one such example. It sees Western star Harry Carey return as Cheyenne Harry, a Wyoming cowpoke […]