Brakhage x 3: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

by Steve Polta

Stan Brakhage (1933–2003) was easily the most prolific filmmaker in the medium’s history.  With nearly 400 films created during 50 years of activity, he is recognized (especially in the field of “avant-garde” or “experimental” filmmaking) as one of the medium’s most significant and influential practitioners.  While two very impressive multi-disc DVD sets have been issued on the Criterion imprint and include over 50 works, public screenings of Brakhage’s work are few and far between.

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