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Science Is Fiction: 23 Films By Jean Painleve

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  • DVD
  • 3 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The director and animator Jean Painleve made art from the stuff of life, delving into the realms of mathematics, medicine, marine biology, and chemistry in search of imagery and ideas he could capture on film. The result of his intellectual exploration was not merely documentary, but poetry: his shorts offer lyrical, whimsical portraits of undulating sea life, human cells, and microscopic plant parts that seem alien in origin. This evocative collection includes 23 of Painleves shorts accompanied by an all new score from indie-rock band Yo La Tengo, as well as interviews with the filmmaker himself.
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1805

  • Critic Reviews
    "Set mostly undersea, the surprising, lyrical films often consist of a long zoom in from a familiar setting to the minutiae of some mind-blowingly strange biological life form."
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