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Haiti - Rudy Burckhardt

Rental Format(s): Digital File

Maker: Rudy Burckhardt
Original format: 16mm sound film 1.37:1
Music: Erik Satie
Courtesy Rudy Burckhardt

"Burckhardt's travelogue of Port-au-Prince is a unique city symphony whose pace and rhythm favor tropical island life. He does not focus on voodoo but on Haiti's "daily life, neighbors, jokes, gossip, small dramas, Saturday night dances, and ghost stories" evoking a place where time seems to stand still." -Bruce Posner

Rudolph "Rudy" Burckhardt (1914-1999) at 21 moved from Switzerland to New York City with poet-playwright Edwin Denby. He became an essential participant in the burgeoning modern art scene of painters, musicians, dancers, writers and the like. Taking up photography and filmmaking, Burckhardt "photographed and filmed his friends, including many New York School artists, as well as myriad views of his adopted city" [Roberta Smith] and produced substantial bodies of work in each, blending them together seamlessly in content and style. -Bruce Posner

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