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"Alan Berliner presented by The Experiment"
Maysles Cinema
New York City, NY
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"Alan Berliner presented by The Experiment"
The Experiment: Alan Berliner

Curated by Lorenzo Gattorno and Peter Buntaine
(Examining the common ground between documentary and experimental/avant-garde modes of cinema)

The Experiment, for its third installment of experimental documentary cinema encompassing a serial nature, is pleased to present a retrospective screening of works by NYC native, Alan Berliner. The filmmaker and media artist will be in attendance for an integrated platform of projection and discussion focusing on the profound impact of his innovative filmic essays and their acute attention towards familial affections and conflictions.

'My emphasis will be on showing the ways in which I've been reusing, recycling, and re-contextualizing a wide array of sounds, images, and formal strategies in my films, for over 30 years, and how this approach has, over time, allowed the films to cross-fertilize with one another, yielding additional layers of meaning; a continuity between all of my films, which can now be seen as a life-long "project," reaffirming the plasticity of cinematic storytelling.'  Alan Berliner

Alan Berliner's uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of America's most acclaimed independent filmmakers. The New York Times has described Berliner's work as "powerful, compelling and bittersweet... full of juicy conflict and contradiction, innovative in their cinematic technique, unpredictable in their structures..." Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life.

Featuring clips from the following films by Alan Berliner:
City Edition (1980)
Myth in the Electric Age (1981)
Everywhere at Once (1985)
The Family Album (1986)
Intimate Stranger (1991)
Nobody's Buisness (1996)
Wide Awake (2001)
Translating Edwin Honig: A Poet's Alzheimer's (2010)
First Cousin Once Removed (2012)

For more information on the films, please visit



Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York City, NY 10027
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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