RE:VOIR is proud to announce the DVD releases of Echoes of Silence and Wheel of Ashes – films from the forgotten American genius, the only bridge between the New York Underground and the French New Wave, the ‘apostle of the unique’ (Libération)
Born in New York in 1939, Peter Emanuel Goldman is an important, yet mostly unknown, filmmaker of American cinema. Echoes of Silence – a movie with no dialogue – was shot in 1964 on a small budget in Greenwich Village, following three wandering young men. Banned in France and Italy, it nevertheless won the special prize at Pesaro Film Festival in 1966, awarded by a jury including Godard, Bellochio and Bertolucci.
‘His people come to life simply and believably – more believably than most of the people in the Chabrol and Truffaut cinema… the film has a thematic and formal beauty that is remarkable.’ - Jonas Mekas
‘[…] the most exciting new filmmaker in recent years. Echoes of Silence, his first film, is a stunning piece of work.’ - Susan Sontag
Suite of seven short films made during a residency hosted jointly by the Art Gallery of Windsor and Media City Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 2012. The five black and white sections were hand processed and printed using a Bolex 16mm camera as a printer. The first colour section is a time lapse study of the general Motors' headquarters building in Detroit, across the river from Windsor, shot over 48 hours. The other sections were made in the art gallery itself.