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Title Vasya [videorecording] / AZ Films and Fora Film M ; conceived, directed and edited by Andrei Zagdansky.

Imprint [United States] : AZ Films ; [Chicago, IL : Distributed by Facets Video, 2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    SITN VAS    Available
Description 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released in 2002.
Special features: Additional footage not previously included in the film; alternative Russian sound track; Art Galleries of Vasiliy Sitnikov's Works: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey; private collections.
Credits Camera, Yevgeniy Smirnov ; animation, Signe Baumane ; music, Alexander Goldstein.
Cast Kevin Clarke, Norton Dodge, Herb H. Kleigerman, Konstantin K. Kuzminsky, Ferdinand Maier.
Summary "Vasiliy Sitnikov was officially declared insane, and he spent his life in and out of mental institutions. Yet, he is the key figure of the non-conformist art movement in the former Soviet Union. 'Vasya' left behind astonishing works of art, some of which found their way into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and numerous private collections, yet he remains a compelling, controversial mystery. Who was this incredible artist? Why does his legend still confound those who knew him? In this award-winning film, Andrei Zagdansky combines documentary and dramatic footage to create a riveting portrait of a man, an artist and the society around him"
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English, Russian or German dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject Sitnikov, VasiliY, 1915-1987.
Dissident art -- Soviet Union.
Art and mental illness -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Zagdansky, Andrei.
Clarke, Kevin, 1953-
Dodge, Norton T.
Kleigerman, Herb H.
AZ Films (Firm)
Fora Film M (Firm)
Facets Video (Firm)
Standard No. 736899059323
Music No. DV86906 Facets Video

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