Warren Sonbert (1947-1995), was one of the key figures of American independent filmmaking. Works spanning Sonbert's entire career are now available for rental through Canyon Cinema, beginning with AMPHETAMINE (1966), made when he was still a teenager at New York University film school, through WHIPLASH (1995/1997), completed posthumously according to the filmmaker's specific instructions. Sonbert was the subject of a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in April-May 1999, guest curated by Jon Gartenberg. These new prints were struck directly from the preservation internegatives made by the Academy Film Archive from the camera original and original prints in the Estate of Warren Sonbert.
The Sonbert retrospective subsequently toured to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2000), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2002), the Austrian Filmmuseum. Vienna (2005), Anthology Film Archives, New York (2006) and the Harvard Film Archive (2008). Harvard's retrospective coincided with the acquisition of a complete set of Warren Sonbert prints for their archival collection. For further information about presenting a Sonbert retrospective, and/or the institutional purchase of Sonbert prints, please write: firstname.lastname@example.org