Czech Modernist Films

Eight early Czech shorts: Jan Krizenecky’s Rendezvous at the Mill (1898), Alexander Hackenschmied’s Aimless Walk (1930) and Prague Castle (1932), Svatopluk Innemann’s Prague Shining in the Lights (1928), Martin Fric’s Black-and-White Rhapsody (1936), Elmar Klos’s The Highway Sings (1937), and Jiri Lehovec’s The Magic Eye (1939) and Rhythm (1941). For fans of Maya Deren, it might be worth knowing that Alexander Hammid, her husband and codirector on Meshes of the Afternoon, is the same person as Alexander Hackenschmied, whose own early Czech films are well worth seeing. (JR)

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