Avant-Doc : Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema, Paperback / softback Book

Avant-Doc : Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema Paperback / softback


Over the past fifty years, a unique hybrid genre of nonfiction cinema called the "avant-doc" has emerged in the world of independent film. Combining the unconventional techniques of avant-garde auteurs like Stan Brakhage with the verisimilitude of traditional documentaries, the avant-doc expands the way cinema captures and chronicles events. Drawing on firsthand interviews with nineteen of the form's chief practitioners and participants, Avant-Docconstructs an oral history that provides the first insider's perspective on the phenomenon.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 472 pages, 72 halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Category: Film: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9780199388714

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