A legend of small gauge filmmaking, Saul Levine's practice includes film, video, live performance, collage and installation. Included in the Museum of Modern Art's 1998 exhibition Big As Life: An American History of 8mm Films, Levine's work is noted for its incorporation of splice marks, percussive editing, "unconstrained camera movements and spontaneous formal accidents".
- Steve Anker
This distinctive style, informed by a background in the blues, poetry, and radical politics, produces "exquisitely kinetic," and often very beautiful cinematic experiences. Levine's influence extends beyond his film work: he has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art for over 25 years and programs the longstanding Mass Art Film Society. Since 1964, he has made over 80 films and videos, many of which are available here.
"Saul Levine is the foremost dissenting filmmaker in America. With about 35 years of consistent production behind him, and no signs of fatigue, he can show us the shape of a life passionately and uncompromisingly devoted to filmmaking. His works are high-energy messages of friendship, records of sexual love and political activism, radiated by humor, prophetic anger, loneliness and even though rarely, representing repose." - P. Adams Sitney
Watch a selection of Saul Levine's works on Fandor:
High resolution images available via Levine's online image library, found here: