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This collection showcases the experimental animations of Russian-born artist/filmmaker Alexander Alexeieff and his American wife and collaborator, Claire Parker. In addition to their most important films, such as the renowned illustration of Modest Moussorgsky's tone poem, Night on Bald Mountain (1933, 8 mins.), this release also includes essential documentaries about their work and the pinscreen (l'ecran de'epingles) technique they invented. Over 30 films are featured, including short animations, stop-motion animated advertisements made for French cinemas, and photographs of Alexeieff's still artwork. In French and English. Includes a Facets Cine-Notes booklet; The Pinscreen, a documentary by Norman McLaren; Mindscape, a film by Jacques Droulin; Alexeieff and Parker Making Three Moods, a documentary; and a gallery of photos and prints.

Alexander Alexeieff/Claire Parker---France---1933-1980---137 mins.