The Alan Berliner Collection (DVD)
A 5-Disc Set of Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Films from Alan Berliner. Includes Bonus Features, Short Films, Interviews and DVD-Rom Features.
Alan Berlinerâ€™s uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of Americaâ€™s most acclaimed independent filmmakers. The New York Times has described Berlinerâ€™s work as â€œpowerful, compelling and bittersweet...full of juicy conflict and contradiction, innovative in their cinematic technique, unpredictable in their structures... Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life.â€
The Sweetest Sound
Tired of being mistaken for people who might share his name, filmmaker Alan Berliner decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome. His solution: invite all the Alan Berliners in the world over to his house for dinner.more info
A poetic and emotional jigsaw puzzle carved out of the voluminous memorabilia of a grandfather's life story. Family members try to make sense of it and this witty, candid and cinematically intensive documentary biography.more info
THE FAMILY ALBUM is a one-hour experimental documentary film utilizing a vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. The films are woven into a portrait of a life, passing through the celebrations and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience.more info
Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of a family history and memory.more info
A film that balances the precision of a Swiss watch with the messiness of a restless mind, WIDE AWAKE is Alan Berliner's uniquely personal tour through his life-long obsession with insomnia.more info
The Sweetest Sound
"Charming and brilliant... funny and wise and provocative." - Austin Chronicle
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW Film Festival
WORLD PREMIERE: Berlin International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Festival Dei Popoli
"Compellingly eccentric... powerful, bittersweet... a rich, tumultuous portrait of family life..." - The New York Times
EMMY Award Nominee - 1993
WORLD PREMIERE: New York Film Festival
WINNER: Distinguished Achievement Award; International Documentary Association
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SUNDANCE Film Festival
"...a great humanistic statement made out of found sources." - Roger Ebert
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary) Sundance Film Festival
WINNER: Golden Gate Award; San Francisco International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cinema Du Reel Film Festival
"Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life." - The New York Times
EMMY Award Winner - 1998
WINNER: Caligari Film Prize; Berlin International Film Festival
WORLD PREMIER: New York Film Festival
WINNER: Innovation in Documentary; Festival Dei Popoli
Another gloriously eccentric achievement by filmmaker Alan Berliner." - LA Weekly
Imaginatively crafted and brilliantly edited." - Hollywood Reporter
Official Selection: HOTDOCS Film Festival
World Premiere: SUNDANCE Film Festival
Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival
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