The Alan Berliner Collection (DVD)

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A 5-Disc Set of Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Films from Alan Berliner. Includes Bonus Features, Short Films, Interviews and DVD-Rom Features.

Alan Berliner’s uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of America’s most acclaimed independent filmmakers. The New York Times has described Berliner’s work as “powerful, 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.”


The Sweetest Sound
Cast
Alan Berliner

Crew
Directed by Alan Berliner

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.

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Intimate Stranger
Crew
Directed by Alan Berliner

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.

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Family Album
Crew
Directed by Alan Berliner

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.

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Nobody's Business
Crew
Directed by Alan Berliner

Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of a family history and memory.

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Wide Awake
Cast
Alan Berliner

Crew
Directed by Alan Berliner

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.

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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


Intimate Stranger

"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


Family Album

"...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


Nobody's Business

"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


Wide Awake

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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