Hans Richter: Everything Turns-Everything Revolves DVD celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th Century. In collaboration with his friends, including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Tristan Tzara, Jean Cocteau and Hans Arp, Richter was the leading edge of the European Avant-Garde. His 1920s experimental films Rhythmus 21 and Ghosts Before Breakfast established film as a unique art form liberated from the theatrical conventions of script and actors. After being forced out of Europe by the Nazis in 1941, Richter escaped to the US where he became a prophet of modernism for a generation of young American artist/filmmakers who would galvanize into The New American Cinema Movement.
Featuring Marcel Duchamp, Jonas Mekas, Fernand Leger, Sergei Eisenstein, Man Ray, Cecile Starr, Jean Cocteau, Jacqueline Matisse, Marion Von Hofacker, Timothy Benson, Standish Lawder and Tristan Tzara.
This film was shown at LACMA in conjunction with the exhibition Hans Richter: Encounters.
- Directed by Dave Davidson
- 60 minutes/ 1080p 16:9 Hi Definition
- English, German, French (with English subtitles)