Alexander HAMMID

(1907-2004)
Nationality: american

Alexandr Hackenschmied / Alexander “Sasha” Hammid (17 Dc 1907 - 26 Jul 2004)

“Born in Poland, Hammid was at the center of political and social documentaries before and after World War II. In 1938, he fled to Hollywood, married Maya Deren, and in collaboration they made ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’ (1943) and ‘The Private Life of a Cat’ (1944). His own films included ‘Hymn of the Nations’ (1944), ‘The Library of Congress’ (1945) and ‘Night Journey’ (1960). From 1962 to 1988, Francis Thompson and Hammid forged novel multi-screen and large format films, such as ‘To Be Alive!’ (1962-64) for the Johnson Wax Company and ‘To Fly’ (1976) for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.” —Bruce Posner

2 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON
1943 / b&w / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 57 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON - new HD restored version
1943 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 14' 09 / 57 €
distribution: Digital file on USB stick