The mid-1970s saw James Benning's first feature films attract the attention of critics, establishing him as a representative of the »New Narrative Movement.« In films like 11x14 and One Way Boogie Woogie, he combines the structural analysis of image, sound and narrative with auto-biographical traces, as well as with an almost »classical« interest in composition, color, light and landscape. This 2-disc set features 11x14 (1977), one of the central U.S. avant-garde films of the 1970s, in a restored version. Also included is Benning's recurring view of his hometown Milwaukee at three different points in time: One Way Boogie Woogie (1978), 27 Years Later (2005) and One Way Boogie Woogie 2012. Documents of change and transience.
11x14, USA 1977, 77'
One Way Boogie 2012, USA 2012, 90'
One Way Boogie | 27 Years Later, USA 1978/2005, 116'
Edition Filmmuseum 112
Language No dialogue Subtitles None
Screen format 4/3 PAL - 16/9 PAL Sound DD 2.0 Age 14 Region code 0
Bonus 20 page bilingual bookler (German - English)