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Barbara Rubin & the exploding NY underground

Format: DVD 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD 791.4302 Bar
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Movies
Call Number  DVD 791.4302 Bar
Northland Public Library Documentaries DOCUMENTARY 791.430233 B23 (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Documentaries
Call Number  DOCUMENTARY 791.430233 B23 (DVD)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video ON ORDER
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"Made when she was just 18 years old, Barbara Rubin's art-porn masterpiece Christmas On Earth (1963-65) shocked NYC's experimental film scene and inspired NYC's thriving underground. For the next four years her filmmaking and irrepressible energy helped shatter artistic and sexist boundaries. A mythical 'Zelig' of the sixties, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah. But beyond shaping the spirit of the sixties, Barbara was seeking the deeper meaning of life. After retiring to a farm with Allen Ginsberg, she shocked everyone by converting to Hasidic Judaism, marrying and moving to France to live an anonymous life. Tragically, she died in 1980 after giving birth to her fifth child. For years, Jonas Mekas treasured all of Barbara's letters and films and cherished her memory. Working with Mekas' footage, the film takes us inside the world and mind of Barbara Rubin; a woman who truly believed that film could change the world." -- Container.
Additional Information
Subjects Rubin, Barbara, -- 1945-1980.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Experimental films -- New York (State) -- New York.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York] :2018
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Barbara Rubin and the exploding NY underground
Barbara Rubin and the exploding New York underground
Contributors Smith, Chuck (Producer and director), film director, film producer, editor of moving image work.
Bowley, Andy, cinematographer.
Ranaldo, Lee, composer (expression)
Juno Films, production company, publisher.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Andy Bowley ; composer, Lee Ranaldo.
Language English
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 2018.
Wide screen.
Special feature: Keep singing: a tribute to Jonas Mekas; trailer.
System Details DVD, all regions; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0.
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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