New Release: Max Ernst Hanging DVD

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Max Ernst Hanging spotlights the work of the great Surrealist artist.

On March 29, 2011, specialty supplier Microcinema added to its outstanding lineup of documentaries on 20th century artists with the release of the 2010 film Max Ernst Hanging on DVD.

The film was directed — perhaps “assembled” is more the right word — from footage found in the Menil Collection, the archives of renowned art curator Dominique de Menil, by his son Francois de Menil and grandson John De Menil.

The movie revolves around patron/curator Dominique de Menil preparing the 1973 exhibition “Inside the Sight” by Ernst at Rice University’s Institute of the Arts. From installation to opening party, the events that transpire are captured on film, providing a rare and intimate glimpse into the process of making an exhibition, as well as spotlighting de Menil in conversation with noted surrealist Ernst, who died in 1976.

No special features are on the Max Ernst Hanging DVD, which carries a list price of $20.00.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.