"Animation of Alexeieff"
Directed by Alexander Alexeieff / Claire Parker
This collection showcases the
experimental animations of Russian-born artist/filmmaker Alexander
Alexeieff and his American wife and collaborator, Claire Parker. In
addition to their most important films, such as the renowned illustration
of Modest Moussorgsky's tone poem, Night on Bald Mountain (1933, 8
minutes), this release also includes essential documentaries about their
work and the pinscreen (l'ecran de'epingles) technique they invented. Over
30 films are featured, including short animations, stop-motion animated
advertisements made for French television, and photographs of Alexeieff's
still artwork. In French and English. Includes The Pinscreen, a
documentary by Norman McLaren; Mindscape, a film by Jacques Droulin;
Alexeieff and Parker Making Three Moods, a documentary; and a
gallery of photos and prints.