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Bill Morrison

Called "one of the most adventurous American filmmakers" (Variety), Bill Morrison has built a filmography of more than 30 projects which have been presented in theaters, museums, galleries, and concert halls worldwide. Decasia, his feature-length collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, was described by J. Hoberman in The Village Voice as "the most widely acclaimed American avant-garde film of the fin-de-siècle." A large aspect of his work is his collaboration with contemporary composers. Morrison often makes use of rare archival footage and reframes forgotten film imagery as part of our collective mythology. His films are in the collection of MoMA, the Nederlands Filmmuseum, and the Library of Congress. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received the Alpert Award for the Arts, an NEA Creativity grant, a Creative Capital grant, and a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His work with Ridge Theater has been recognized with two Bessie Awards and an Obie Award. Morrison was most recently at BAM with Persephone (2010 Next Wave), and he contributed the short film "A Trip to the Beach" (2012) to the music and film festival Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (2012 Winter/Spring).  

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Bill Morrison