By Scott MacDonald

MacDonald explores the cinematic territory among the conventional different types of "documentary" and "avant-garde" movie, via candid, in-depth conversations with filmmakers whose paintings has challenged those different types. prepared in an creative chronology and written to be obtainable to any film-interested reader, the interviews in Avant-Doc chart part a century of pondering by way of creative filmmakers reminiscent of Robert Gardner, Ed Pincus, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Leonard Retel Helmrich, Michael Glawogger, Susana de Sousa Dias, Jonathan Caouette, Pawel Wojtasik, and Todd Haynes. fresh breakthroughs via Amie Siegel, Jane Gillooly, Jennifer Proctor, Betzy Bromberg, and Godfrey Reggio are mentioned; and enormous cognizance is paid to Harvard's leading edge Sensory Ethnography Lab, manufacturer of Sweetgrass, Leviathan, and Manakamana. a unprecedented interview with pioneering student Annette Michelson starts Avant-Doc's meta-conversation.

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