Deseret | Four Corners

James Benning
Price: EUR 29,90
Price for supporting members*: EUR 23,90
In the 1990s, James Benning's films were characterized primarily by an ongoing investigation of the relationship between the image and the (spoken or written) word. This 2-disc set features the two key works representing the peak of this "text-image film" period. In Deseret Benning (by way of the New York Times) retells the history of America's Mormon State Utah through spectacular black & white and color images. Art and landscape join as one in Benning's following film Four Corners, which serves as both a tribute to the famous region in the USA where four states converge and a portrait of four very different artists. 
"For Benning fans who had to make do with watching these films on YouTube or via questionable downloaded files, having Deseret and Four Corners in a good, director-approved edition like this is a blessing." (DVD Talk)
Edition Filmmuseum 87
1st edition: 2014
Edited by: Austrian Film Museum
DVD 1: Deseret (1995, James Benning) 78 min | James Benning: Viennale Q&A (1996, ZONE Media) 15 min 
DVD 2: Four Corners (1997, James Benning) 76 min
Language: English
Subtitles: German
All Regions, 4:3 PAL
20 page bilingual booklet (in English and in German) with a new structuralist essay by Neil Young
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