Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film
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Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film
Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodorov offers this affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of 20th century experimental film. Narrating in a personal and plainspoken manner ("I'd like you to meet some of my friends and see their films"), Chodorov combines clips and even films in their entirety with conversations with such luminaries as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka and Stan Brakhage in his final recorded interview. -- (C) Kino Lorber
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A pleasant ramble through little-known cinematic territory."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Aspires to no less a feat of compression than surveying, in 80 minutes, 10 decades of the filmmaking practice that has variously been described as experimental, nonnarrative, underground, etc."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"This friendly, colorful documentary from Pip Chodorov is not the last word on all the shapes, sizes and languages of experimental film, but rather an introduction brightened by a companionable enthusiasm and an apposite sense of community."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"A playful and audacious homage documentary to the pioneering and economically hard-pressed avant-garde filmmakers from the silents to the present."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There are simply too many obvious condensations and omissions in the course of the meager 82-minute running time ..."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Breezy overview of classic cinematic avant garde will be best appreciated by established fans."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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