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Every Film Taught by Stan Brakhage in His Classes (1970-2001)

This is a complete list of films shown by Stan Brakhage over the course of his 30-year teaching career at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and CU Boulder. I compiled this from his syllabi, which are held at the Brakhage Archive at CU. This is part of the research for my in-progress Brakhage biography, but I thought it might be of general interest.

With a list, you miss a lot of context. For instance, this doesn’t distinguish between films that Brakhage taught dozens of times in a wide range of courses (e.g., Cocteau, Eisenstein, Anger, Menken) and those taught once for a specific course (e.g., films starring Charles Laughton). Also, this is not exactly a list of…

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  • Another uncontrollable arm
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Woman with uncontrollable arm
  • Primiti Too Taa
  • Gertrude Stein: When You See This, Remember Me
  • Cants from Natural History Works
  • In the Street
  • À Propos De Jivago
  • En passant
  • A Night on Bald Mountain
  • The Nose
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Three Moods
  • Annie Hall
  • Manhattan
  • M*A*S*H
  • Deaf Mute Recitation
  • Elevated railroad, New York
  • An Execution by Hanging
  • Kindergarten Ball Game
  • Ludlow's Aerodrome
  • A Mighty Tumble
  • The Travelling Players
  • Eaux d'artifice
  • Fireworks
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother
  • Kustom Kar Kommandos
  • Lucifer Rising
  • Puce Moment
  • Rabbit's Moon
  • Scorpio Rising
  • The Passenger
  • Coney Island
  • M. Lavelle, Physical Culture, no. 1
  • Passage à l'Acte
  • Big Brother
  • Cassandra
  • Midweekend
  • Pilgrim's Progress
  • Sontag Platz
  • Unnamed Film
  • All My Life
  • Castro Street
  • Mass for the Dakota Sioux
  • Mr. Hayashi
  • Quick Billy
  • Quixote
  • Show Leader
  • Still Life
  • To Parsifal
  • Tung
  • Valentin de las Sierras
  • White Heart
  • Abstract Film
  • Magic Explained
  • Lovemaking
  • Making
  • Allures
  • Chakra
  • Cosmos
  • Cycles
  • Infinity
  • Meditation
  • Momentum
  • Music of the Spheres
  • Mysterious Journey
  • Phenomena
  • Re-entry
  • Samadhi
  • World
  • Persona
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Winter Light
  • Aleph
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • Luna
  • Microcultural Incidents in Ten Zoos
  • Mr. Hurry-up
  • Alone
  • Baby in a Rage
  • Weighing the Baby
  • The New York School
  • The Cry of Jazz
  • The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Sprout Wings and Fly
  • The Duration of Life and Other Tales from the Grimms
  • Targets
  • Deliverance
  • House
  • 23rd Psalm Branch
  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
  • Anticipation of the Night
  • The Art of Vision
  • Autumnal
  • Blossom-Gift/Favor