Maurice LEMAÎTRE

(1926-2018)
Nationality: french

Born in Paris, 1926. Reads for I'Ecole des Arts et Métiers and I'Ecole des Travaux Publics. After taking part in the Liberation of Paris, he starts studying philosophy in the Sorbonne.
In 1949, he joins the Libertarian Movement and goes in for journalism contributing articles to the paper of this movement. In early 1950, he joins the Avant-garde lettrist group and launches two magazines simultaneously: Front de la jeunesse and Ur; one was political and the other, which was literary and pictorial is still regarded as the "Minotaure" of Lettrism.
Ever since, he has kept creating and working for this movement in the different fields it has dealt with : poetry, drama, painting, photography, cinema, dancing as well as economics, philosophy and recently psychopathology and psychotherapy.
Known as a poet and a novelist, he is mentioned in all the surveys of contemporary literature (Hachette, Larousse, etc...) in France, in the West and the East.
Very much concerned with plastic arts and photography, he participated in more than a hundred painting and sculpture exhibitions and organized about ten shows of his own works (Salon de Mai, Comparaisons, ete ... ) His works have been purchased by museums (Museum of Modem Art of Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, ete ... ), shown abroad in many exhibitions, (Berlin, Hambourg, Cologne, Mannheim, London, Turin, New-York, Chicago, Los Angeles, ete ... ) and acquired by many famous private collectors. Besides, he founded three Salons: "Ecritures", le "Salon de la Lettre et du Signe", le Salon "Art, Vidéo, et cinema".
He organized a great retrospective of paintings, sculptures and lettrist publications in the National Museum of Modem Art of Paris. This event foreshadowed the opening of gallery permanently dedicated to works of this tendency ; this famous lettrist hypergraphic school created super-writing, and launched all over the world many artists and successful groups such as "Pop Art", "New Realism", "Conceptual Art", "Happening" ... The National Library of Paris also exhibited Lettrist works and engravings.
Maurice Lemaltre pioneered research in experimental cinema as he created "Syncinéma" and was one of the founders of the Screen Lettrist School that explicitly or implicitly influenced the New Wave. It also inspired the current cinema avant-garde including the American and European Underground as it could be seen when the French Cinémathèque paid homage to his work, or when retrospectives of his films were screnned at the Pompidou Center.
In March 1967, Maurice Lemaitre ran for legislative elections against the Minister of youth of the time, in order to defend the economic solutions advocated by the youth movement he was leading , I'Union de la Jeunesse. Created in 1949, this movement was the first to formulate the now widely accepted conception that it is youth, together with the ambitious of all ages, of all social classes and the creative minds in all the fields of knowledge, who constitute the driving, dynamic force of History. This theory and its implications as regards school, banking, currency, planification and the civil service gradually make their way in every country, may they be liberal or collectivise, where they have been applied smoothly or violently, inspiring such movements as the French uprising of May 68.
The different dramatic works of Maurice Lemaltre were performed in various places and at the Biennial of Paris, in particular those integrating the audience, a new device he was one of the first to introduce.
He wrote more than forty books and published numerous pamphlets, articles, magazines, handouts. He also published a new review, along with Lettrism, La Revue d'Histoire du Cin6ma, L'Avant-Garde/Arts Plastiques, L'Avant-Garde Audiovisuelle, Le Bonheur Mental .... which came after Front de, la Jeunesse, Ur, L'Art du Cinéma, Cinema Marginal, la Revue de Psychokladologie et de Psychothéie , Ecritures, Poésie Nouvelle, Le Cinéma même, Culture et Vie, etc...

51 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

L'ÉCUME DES CHOSES
2008 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 26 €
distribution: Mini DV
LA CREATION ET GERMAINE DULAC
2006 / color / sound / single screen / 50' 00 / 152 €
distribution: Mini DV
MANIFESTE DE LA PHOTO A-OPTIQUE OU RHETORIQUE
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 36' 00 / 110 €
distribution: Mini DV
RUE DE MONTREUIL
2006 / color / sound / single screen / 57' 00 / 144 €
distribution: Mini DV
LA NUIT DES (L)ASCARS - (SYNFILM)
2005 / color / sound / single screen / 172' 00 / 522 €
distribution: Mini DV
ORATURE
2005 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 41' 00 / 125 €
distribution: Mini DV
RESILIENCE - (OU ADWASI, LE SEJOUR DES DIEUX)
2005 / color / sound / single screen / 75' 00 / 190 €
distribution: Mini DV
GANEDEN
2002-2003 / color / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 52 €
distribution: Mini DV
MAURICE LEMAÎTRE, LE RETOUR !
1998-2003 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 90' 00 / 273 € or 228 €
distribution: DVCAM
PETIT DIEU, LE - / THE LITTLE GOD
1972-2003 / color / sound / single screen / 20' 00 / 61 €
distribution: Mini DV
NOS STARS
2002 / color / sound / single screen / 22' 19 / 67 €
distribution: Mini DV
VERS LE JAPON
2002 / color / sound / single screen / 47' 08 / 143 €
distribution: Mini DV
UN FILM JAPONAIS - “KAMI E NO MICHI”
2001 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 47 €
distribution: 16mm
KAMI E NO MICHI OU LA VOIE DES DIEUX - LA VOIE DIVINE
2000 / color / sound / single screen / 67' 00 / 204 €
distribution: Digital file on USB stick or DVD
TOUS DERRIÈRE SUZANNE, JEUNE, DURE ET PURE!
1978-1995 / color / sound / single screen / 174' 00 / 440 €
distribution: 16mm
FILM ANNONCE
1993 / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
L'AYANT-DROIT
1991 / color / sound / single screen / 22' 00 / 67 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV
FIN DE TOURNAGE
1985-1990 / color / sound / single screen / 27' 30 / 97 €
distribution: 16mm
VIES DE MB, VÈME PARTIE : TUNISIE, TUNISIE
1985-1990 / b&w / sound / single screen / 35' 00 / 107 €
distribution: 16mm
L'AMOUR QU'EST-CE ?
1976-1989 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 24' 00 / 85 €
distribution: 16mm
VIES DE M.B. (6)
1986 / color / silent / single screen / 13' 00 / 46 €
distribution: 16mm
FILMS IMAGINAIRES
1985 / color / sound / single screen / 30' 00 / 91 €
distribution: 16mm
3 FILMS LETTRISTES - Programme Lemaître:
1970-1984 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 54' 00 / 164 €
distribution: Mini DV
L'AMOUR RÉINVENTÉ
1979 / color / sound / single screen / 15' 00 / 54 €
distribution: 16mm
L'AMOUR-SYSTÈME
1979 / b&w / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm
CAMÉRA ! MOTEUR ! ACTION ! COUPEZ !
1979 / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
CINÉMA ART DU “MOUVEMENT”
1979 / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
ERICH VON STROHEIM
1979 / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 50' 00 / 177 €
distribution: 16mm
UN FILM COMMERCIAL ET MILITANT
1979 / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
LA LÉGENDE DE CRICRI
1979 / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
50 BONS FILMS
1978 / color / sound / single screen / 28' 00 / 99 €
distribution: 16mm
DES SCÈNES D'AMOUR TRÈS RÉALISTES, AVEC FORCE DÉTAILS ET GROS PLANS
1978 / color / sound / single screen / 18' 00 / 55 €
distribution: 16mm
UN FILM PORNO
1978 / color / sound / single screen / 22' 00 / 67 €
distribution: 16mm
THE GREAT TRAIN OF HISTORY
1978 / b&w / sound / single screen / 40' 00 / 142 €
distribution: 16mm
NADA
1978 / b&w / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
THE SONG OF RIO JIM
1978 / b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
UN NAVET
1976 / color / sound / single screen / 31' 00 / 110 €
distribution: 16mm
6 FILMS INFINITÉSIMAUX ET SUPERTEMPORELS
1967-1975 / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm
UNE COPIE MUTILÉE
1973 / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 66' 00 / 200 €
distribution: 16mm
POSITIF - NÉGATIF, NOTRE FILM
1970 / color / sound / single screen / 78' 00 / 237 €
distribution: 16mm
TOUJOURS À L'AVANT-GARDE DE L'AVANT GARDE JUSQU'AU PARADIS ET AU-DELÀ
1970 / b&w / sound / single screen / 21' 00 / 75 €
distribution: 16mm
L'ÉCREVISSE MATHÉMATIQUE
1969 / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm
LE SOULÈVEMENT DE LA JEUNESSE - MAI 68
1969 / color / sound / single screen / 28' 00 / 99 € or 97 €
distribution: 16mm
CHANTAL D., STAR
1968 / color / sound / single screen / 26' 00 / 92 €
distribution: 16mm
CHUTES
1968 / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 12' 00 / 49 €
distribution: 16mm
UNE OEUVRE
1968 / color / sound / single screen / 15' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm
PELLICULE
1968 / color / sound / single screen / 41' 00 / 145 €
distribution: 16mm
AU-DELÀ DU DÉCLIC
1965 / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
UN SOIR AU CINEMA SUIVI DE POUR FAIRE UN FILM
1963 / color / sound / single screen / 40' 00 / 142 €
distribution: 16mm
LE FILM EST DÉJÀ COMMENCÉ ?
1951 / color / sound / single screen / 62' 00 / 220 €
distribution: 16mm
LE FILM EST DÉJÀ COMMENCÉ ?
1951 / b&w / sound / single screen / 62' 00 / 220 €
distribution: 16mm