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Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Scott MacDonald


Avant-Doc is a collection of in-depth interviews with filmmakers who work in the territory between documentary and what is usually called avant-garde film, either within particular films or over the life of filmmaking careers. The volume is organized in a rough chronology beginning with a scholar (Annette Michelson) whose writing and editing have bridged the gap between documentary and avant-garde film, and several filmmakers (Robert Gardner, Ed Pincus, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Nina Davenport) whose work was formative in the development of particular kinds of documentary and “avant-doc.” ... More

Keywords: documentary, avant-garde film, “avant-doc”, interviews, Sensory Ethnography Lab

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199388707
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott MacDonald, author
Hamilton College