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Our latest new releases include Central Park: The People’s Place, a loving portrait of New York's collective backyard, and Hans Richter: Everything Turns – Everything Revolves, which celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century.
 
CENTRAL PARK:
The People's Place

A film by Martin L. Birnbaum


97 minutes, color, 2015

Central Park: The People’s Place is a loving portrait of New York’s collective backyard. It is a biography of a living place that continues to evolve as the city changes.The documentary explores its historic creation as the first truly public park, its psychological and sociological significance, artistic design, and role as an urban oasis as the world becomes increasingly aware of the importance of green spaces.

The film celebrates nature’s seasonal changes with beautiful photography and original music that capture the "good vibes" of a park filled with New Yorkers at play. Home to birdwatchers, sunbathers, kids playing in the snow, musicians giving impromptu concerts and big events like Shakespeare in the Park and the New York City Marathon, Central Park is central to the life of the city.


"Perfectly captures this truly great American public space." - Douglas Blonsky, President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy

On DVD October 3 | On iTunes September 26
 
HANS RICHTER: Everything Turns - Everything Revolves
A film by Dave Davidson


57 minutes, color, 2013

Hans Richter: Everything Turns – Everything Revolves celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century. In collaboration with friends including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Tristan Tzara, Mies Van Der Rohe and Hans Arp, Richter was at the leading edge of the European Avant Garde. His 1920s experimental films "Rhythmus 21" and "Ghosts Before Breakfast" established film as a unique art form, liberated from the theatrical conventions of script and actors. After being forced out of Europe by the Nazis in 1941, Richter escaped to the U.S. where he became a prophet of modernism for a generation of young American artist/filmmakers, who would galvanize into the New American Cinema movement.

"A stunning film. Captures the unbridled visual energy of this under-appreciated radical artist and pioneer of cinema.” - Margaret Parsons, Head, Film Department, The National Gallery of Art

"Hans Richter is one of the masters. ‘Ryhthmus 21’ remains one of the most radical statements in cinema." - Jonas Mekas

"Richter is an innovator, a collaborator and an instigator. He really takes on his artistic identity through his interaction with others." - Timothy Benson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

DVD BONUS SHORTS: Rhythmus 21 (1921). Scored by Bruce Odland, Annea Lockwood & Lin Esser; Filmstudie (1926). Scored by Alloy Orchestra; Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928).
Scored by Rob Morsberger; A Subtle Exchange of Information Across Time (2012). Rescoring “Rhythmus 21”

On DVD October 3 | On iTunes September 26
 


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