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Al Razutis

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B: April 28, 1946 in Bamberg, Germany

Al Razutis is a multi-media artist, educator and innovator in motion-picture film and video, stereoscopic 3D video, holographic technologies and arts, and web-digital graphics and virtual reality. He has been involved in all aspects of filmmaking. He started 2 west-coast film distribution companies, a production co-op, a union to represent Canadian film artists, as well as magazines about experimental/fringe film. Although he grew up in the United States, he moved to Vancouver in 1968, following graduate studies in mathematical physics.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

2 x 2 (1967)
Inauguration (1968)
Sircus Show Fyre (1968)
Poem: Elegy for Rose (1968)
Black Angel Flag … Eat (1968)

Aaeon (1971)
Amerika (1972-1983) see below
Excerpts from Ms. The Beast (1971-1981)
Le Voyage (1973)
Visual Alchemy (1973)
Fyreworks (1973)
Méliès Catalogue (1973)
Origins of Film (1973-1984)
The Moon at Evernight (1974)
Aurora (1974)
Watercolour / Abstract (1974)
Synchronicity (1974)
Portrait (1976)
Sequels in Transfigured Time (1976)
Ghost: Image (1976-1979)
Lumière`s Train (Arriving at the Station) (1979)

For Artaud (1982)
Storming the Winter Palace (1984)
On the Autonomy of Art in Bourgeois Society (1986)

The film, Amerika runs 160 minutes and is made up of various short films ranging between 1 minute and 28 minutes, shot in different years then edited together into 3 distinct reels. Following is a detailed list of the contents of each reel of Amerika:

Reel 1:

The Cities of Eden (1976)
Software / Head Title (1972)
Vortex (1972)
Atomic gGardening (1981)
Motel Row Pt. 1 (1981)
Refrain (1982)
98.3 KHz: Bridge at Electrical Storm (1973)
Motel Row Pt. 2 (1976)

Reel 2:

The Wasteland and Other Stories (1976)
Refrain (1982)
Motel Row Pt. 3 (1981)
98.3 KHz: Bridge at Electrical Storm Pt. 2 (1973)
The Wild West Show (1980)
A Message from Our Sponsor (1979)
Photo Spot / Terminal City Scapes (1983)

Reel 3:

Refrain (1982)
Exiles (1983)
The Lonesome Death of Leroy Brown (1983)
Fin (1983)
O Kanada (1982)
Closing Credits (1983)