“The only audience I worry about is my collaborators on the film; everything, and everyone else, is outside the circle. Cinema audiences interest me no more than the tide of humanity that passes each day under my window in Charing Cross Road—I wish them well.” Continue reading →
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.