Lewis JACOBS

(1905- )
Nationality: american

Lewis Jacobs (1905- 11 Feb 1997)

“Born in Philadelphia, Jacobs was educated as a painter yet desired to make Soviet-style films. In addition to co-editing in the 1930s 'Experimental Cinema,' the first American film magazine dealing with art and social issues, Jacobs wrote the influential book, 'The Rise of the American Film' (1939) and edited numerous other books. With Jo Gerson and Louis Hirshman, Jacobs formed Cinema Crafters of Philadelphia in 1927, thus beginning a life-long filmmaking career. He made his own short films and produced, directed, photographed, and wrote more than 40 experimental, documentary, and educational films. He engaged in what he called “a process of continuous discovery.” –Aram Boyajian/Robert A. Haller

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941

2 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

  TREE TRUNK TO HEAD
1937-1938 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 36' 05 / 65 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  FOOTNOTE TO FACT
1933 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 8' 11 / 33 €
distribution: Digital file on server