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Format: DVD
Sku: 225041450
UPC: 880198127594
UPC 14: 00880198127594
Editor's Note
For those who aren't familiar with the credos and history of "futurism," it was an artistic and social movement that blossomed in Italy during the early 1900s. Transcending the boundaries of all artistic media to encompass theater, painting, industrial design, music, literature and more, it placed an unusually strong emphasis on themes linked to the concept of the future, such as technology, speed, violence, and youth. Its impact on cinema was decidedly more limited, though at least two key motion pictures belonged to the futurist school: THAIS (1917) and VITA FUTURISTA (Futurist Life, 1916). The latter is particularly relevant; an omnibus film, it featured eleven independent segments by directors including Arnaldo Ginna and futurist founder F.T. Marinetti, with titles such as "How the Futurist Sleeps" and "How the Futurist Walks." The overriding theme involved a series of contrasts between the life of the "ordinary man" and the life of the "futurist man." Unfortunately, VITA FUTURISTA has faded from existence; no prints are known to be extant. Perhaps as a result, it has attained a legendary reputation. In tribute to this lost masterpiece, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan performance biennial Performa, and Portland Green Cultural Projects teamed up with a series of groundbreaking contemporary artists to create a new VITA FUTURISTA for the twenty-first century, entitled FUTURIST LIFE REDUX. That work appears in full in this release.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Microcinema International
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/15/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 46 minutes
Video UPC UPC: 00880198127594
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
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Expert Review Futurist Life Redux - DVD Review
By: Pat Padua Reviews
Published on: 1/23/2012 5:24 PM
What does an avant-garde cat video have to do with Fascism? The omnibus film Futurist Life Redux, distributed by Microcinema, answers that burning question. This isn’t the first time Microcinema has brought its viewership the finest in 21st century cat entertainment. But this time the cat comes with a pedigree. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti launched the Futurist movement in 1909 with the publication of a manifesto that dictated his aesthetic concerns: mainly, the past = bad, the young and strong = good. Adherents of Futurism admired violence and the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info George Kuchar - Director
Video Cast Info Lynn Hershmann-Leeson - Director
Video Cast Info Shannon Plumb - Director
Video Cast Info Martha Colburn - Director
Video Cast Info Matt Silver - Director
Video Cast Info Trisha Baga - Director
Video Cast Info Ben Coonley - Director
Video Cast Info Shana Moulton - Director
Video Cast Info Aida Ruilova - Director
Video Cast Info Shoval Zohar - Director

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Product attributeActor:   Smith,Michael
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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