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Amos Vogel and Confrontational Cinema

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124292
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0005
Amos Vogel and Confrontational Cinema

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This chapter discusses Amos Vogel, who was one of two (the other was his wife Maria) who sought to show avant-garde films in New York. Their idea for a film society came from their time as being patrons of New York City's most influential avant-garde filmmaker, Maya Deren. The Vogels then tried showing films that they knew were not being seen with any regularity in the city, leading to their Cinema 16 to becoming unique and significant.

Keywords: Amos Vogel; avant-garde films; New York; film society; Maya Deren; Cinema 16

Chapter.  12021 words. 

Subjects: Film

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