An hour-long filmed profile of Amos Vogel, year old New York resident and Austrian emigre, founder of the New York Film Festival and America’s most. When Film as a Subversive Art was first published in , it was already after the fact. Amos Vogel had spent 16 years – from to – running the. An-all night screening of experimental and arthouse classics in tribute to the late Cinema 16 founder and author of Film As A Subversive Art.

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There are certainly subvsrsive gems to be found, but probably as many duds as Vogel’s conception of subversion and philosophy of cinem There’s a lot of thought-provoking arguments and analysis Vogel makes when examining a lot of films that exist on the fringe of cinema, both heavily artistic and exploitative.

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream subfersive with Prime Video. More a portrait of the now year-old Vogel than a rigorous biography or film history, this is a timely reminder of the gradual flattening out of film culture the past two decades, from a time when intellectual curiosity still drove movie auds.

Refresh and try again. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together Vogel dreams of a cinema that changes the world and then fills his book with often cloying capsules of mostly lost films that are shipwrecked somewhere in the lates avant-garde scene. There are timeless images: Either way, it comes off as peak entitlement wrapped up in an antiquated shell trying to praise the works of the cutting edge that now find themselves even more hopelessly irrelevant than when a handful or rich New Yorkers were sharing gasps over wine and cheese in an art gallery in the late s.


Amos Vogel and Cinema 16 According to Vogel–founder of Cinema 16, North America’s legendary film society–the book details the “accelerating worldwide trend toward a more liberated cinema, in which subjects and forms hitherto considered vovel or forbidden are boldly explored.

I fundamentally disagree with Vogel at multiple points and find his insistence upon subversion as the highest artistic good to be foolishly untenable.

Rest in peace, Vogel and yes you too VHS.

Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16 – Variety

They light torches and remember those aft have walked these streets before them. Five former political prisoners gather to discuss about the political situation in Spain under Franco ruling.

Premier Logo Created with Sketch. This sort of radical, all-encompassing view of cinema is a cinema without ethics, or at least a cinema where the only ethic is to strip and expose everything for its own sake.

Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16

Open Preview See a Problem? Directed by Paul Cronin. I’d give it more stars if I adore this book! Amos Vogel And Cinema 16 The great wheel of cinema history turns almost full circle in “Film as a Subversive Art,” a portrait of Gotham film society pioneer Amos Vogel whose programs of “experimental” cinema are now almost as difficult to see as when he first championed them in the ’50s and ’60s. I think he falls into the trap of thinking breaking taboos for the sake of breaking taboos is justifiable, and that which can be filmed subverssive represented should manifest itself.


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A Sticking Place Films production. Eric rated it really liked it Jun 23, It’s really crying for a sequel. Be the first to ask a question about Film as a Subversive Art. The cover image is from Makavajev’s “WR”.

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Since the 60shis work has turned increasingly complex, computer-oriented and religious in the cosmic sense.