LIGHT RHYTHMS

by Oswell BLAKESTON & Francis BRUGUIÈRE
1929-1930 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 5' 19




"In the late 1920s, Francis Bruguière exhibited photographic works based on dramatically lit, cut, and folded paper shapes, some figurative, some abstract. Light Rhythms is a strictly abstract film that added new dimensions to these shapes: moving light sources, a scheme of superimpositions, and the elements of time and music." -- David Curtis

Music 1930 original score by Jack Ellitt
Realized and performed on piano by Donald Sosin

Credit text:

Light Rhythms (1929-30) by Francis Bruguiére with Oswell Blakeston, 35mm black and white motion picture film, silent with vintage music 1930 by Jack Ellit, performed 2005 by Donald Sosin, 5:37 mins. Courtesy Light Cone via permission of Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941, a collaborative film preservation and restoration project of Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt-am Main, with generous support by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Filmmakers Showcase and Film Preservation Associates. Special thanks Roger and Shirley Horrocks.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 35,00 €