Three is a severe limitation, but if you insist, one way to get at it is to 
start not with films but with major traditions since mid-century and select 
exemplary works within them. So for example abstract (Brakhage), minimalist 
(Warhol, Wavelength), essayistic (Marker, Farocki, Forgacs). I include 
Brakhage’s lens-captured films in the problematic “abstract."

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 11:43 AM, Donal OCeilleachair <> wrote:
> Dear Frameworkers:
> I am working on a new film project with the Ealaíontóirí Mhuscraí 
> (that's Irish for the Muskerry Region Artists Group) 
> Part of the project will involve film / video making workshops where I will 
> show
> them works from experimental film, creative documentary and artists' moving 
> image works
> as a point of reference and inspiration for their own initial explorations
> into the realm of the moving image
> I am compiling a short-list of 'Essential' works to show them during these 
> workshops 
> and I would appreciate responses to the question:
> 'What are the 3 Essential Films that you would show Artists 
> on their first foray into the Moving Image Realm ?'
> I look forward to hearing any suggestions
> Le míle buíochas (with many thanks)
> -- 
> Dónal Ó'Céilleachair
> <>
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