Avant Garde - Experimental Cinema of the 1920s & 1930s 2 x DVD9
In the latter half of the 20th Century, Raymond Rohauer was one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema. Programming diverse films at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, and making the films in his personal archive available for commercial distribution, he helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema. This two-DVD collection assembles some of the most influential and eclectic short films in the Rohauer Collection.

Twenty-five influential experimental films created during an era when the cinema was still establishing its own formal grammar are collected in this special DVD set. Including works by Man Ray, Hans Richter, Orson Welles, Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Jean Epstein, and many more, the material on Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and '30s has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Most of the films are silent; English subtitles for foreign-language title cards are included. Musical accompaniment is included for the silent shorts, and as a bonus this set features historical notes from film critic Elliott Stein.

The Boxset includes:

- Le Retour a la Raison (Return to Reason) (France, 1923) directed by Man Ray, 2 minutes
- Emak-Bakia (Leave Me Alone) (France, 1926) directed by Man Ray, 16 minutes
- L'Etoile de Mer (The Starfish) (France, 1928) directed by Man Ray, 15 minutes
- Les Mysteres du Chateau de De (The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice) (France, 1929) directed by Man Ray, 20 minutes
- Menilmontant (France, 1926) directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff, 37 minutes
- Brumes d'Automne (Autumn Mists) (France, 1928) directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff, 12 minutes
- The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra (US, 1928) directed by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich, 13 minutes
- Lot in Sodom (US, 1933) directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, 27 minutes
- Rhythmus 21 (Germany, 1921) directed by Hans Richter, 3 minutes
- Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast) (Germany, 1928) directed by Hans Richter, 9 minutes
- Anemic Cinema (France, 1926) directed by Marcel Duchamp, 6 minutes - Music by Larry Marotta
- Ballet mecanique (France, 1924) directed by Fernand Leger, 11 minutes
- Diagonal-Symphonie (Germany, 1924) directed by Viking Eggeling, 7 minutes
- Le Vampire (France, 1939–1945) directed by Jean Painleve, 9 minutes
- Hearts of Age (US, 1934) directed by Orson Welles and William Vance, 8 minutes - Music by Larry Marotta
- Uberfall (Germany, 1928) directed by Erno Metzner, 22 minutes
- La Glace a trois faces (France, 1927) directed by Jean Epstein, 33 minutes
- Le Tempestaire (The Tempest) (France, 1947) directed by Jean Epstein, 22 minutes
- Romance Sentimentale (France, 1930) directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori V. Alexandrov, 16 min.
- Autumn Fire (US, 1931) directed by Herman G. Weinberg, 15 minutes
- Manhatta (US, 1921) directed by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, 25 minutes
- La Coquille et le clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman) (France, 1928) directed by Germaine Dulac, 31 minutes - Music by Larry Marotta
- Regen (Rain) (Netherlands, 1929) directed by Joris Ivens, 14 minutes - Music by Larry Marotta
- H2O (US, 1929) directed by Ralph Steiner, 12 minutes - Music by Larry Marotta
- Even As You and I (US, 1937) directed by Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, and LeRoy Robbins, 12 minutes

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