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Man Ray: Prophet Of The Avant Garde (1997)
Starring: American Masters
Director: Mel Stuart
Category: Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: WinStar Home Video
60 mins



Photographer, painter, filmmaker, poet, essayist, philosopher Man Ray was an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents.One of the primary leaders of the american modernist movement, he single handedly pioneered some of the twentieth century's most important innovations in the arts.American Masters explores the creative and personal passions of this inspiring genius with Man Ray - Prophet of the Avant-Garde.Narrated by Stockard Channing, the film traces the artists's remarkable legacy from his early beginnings in New York to his distinctive achievements in Paris and finally, to the impact his work left for future generations in a variety of fields.Recovered archival materials include candid film footage personally shot by Man Ray; a never before seen video interview unearthed in the vaults of a Rotterdam museum; and long-lost drawings from his student days that have not been seen since 1908.