CECILE STARR and EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
By Cecile Starr
Edited by Scott Hammen
Introduction Texts by Kit Smyth Basquin, Pip Chodorov, Stephan Chodorov, Devon Damonte, Cindy Keefer, Jodie Mack.
Cecile Starr (1921-2014) dedicated her life to the recognition of film as a visual art. She worked as a writer, educator, curator, and film distributor to raise awareness of experimental film in general and women film artists in particular. Her best-known book, co-authored with Robert Russett, was Experimental Animation, the first major survey of its subject, originally published in 1976.
This book includes her contributions to Experimental Animation as well as a collection of her other writing on the historical roots of avant-garde film. It is prefaced by the personal reflections of a number of artists and curators on her impact on their lives.