Dominic Angerame

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Born1949 (age 71–72)
Albany, New York
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • San Francisco Art Institute
OccupationFilmmaker
Years active1969-present
Known forKnown for his city symphony and urban landscapes series of films shot in high-contrast black and white

Dominic Angerame (b. 1949, Albany, New York) is an American experimental filmmaker best known for his city symphony and urban landscapes series of films shot in high-contrast black and white.[1] Since 1969, Angerame has made over thirty five films, which have received worldwide recognition. His work has been presented and won awards in numerous film festivals worldwide.[2]

After having graduated from the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Angerame moved to the West Coast and majored in filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Since the 1980s, he has been one of the key members of the Bay Area avant-garde film community and his work is particularly noted for its relationship to the San Francisco urban landscape and architecture. He cites William Denton, Frank Stauffacher, Rudy Burckhardt, Jonas Mekas, Robert Fulton and the 1930s filmmakers, including Dziga Vertov, Walter Ruttman, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Joris Evens, as influences.[3] For his filmmaking projects, Angerame has been awarded film productions grants from National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, The Illinois Arts Council, The Film Arts Foundation, Samuel B. Mayer Foundation and others.[4] He was the subject of retrospectives at the Vienale International Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of the Cineprobe series.[5]

Angerame has taught film production and cinema studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California Berkeley, Extension, New College of California, San Francisco, Academy of Art University, San Francisco and Universtiy of Nevada, Reno. He has also been a guest lecturer and visiting artist for Stanford University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wesleyan University, Contemporary Center for the Arts, Barcelona and others.[6]

From 1980 to 2012, Angerame served as executive director of Canyon Cinema. Under his leadership, Canyon Cinema has become one of the largest distributors of avant garde, experimental and artist-made films.[7]

Angerame's work is in the collections of Western Ct. State Library, Academy of Art College Library, Ngee Ann Polytechnic University of Industry, Singapore, Film Study Center at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute, Occidental College, Los Angeles, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.[8] His films are distributed by Canyon Cinema Foundation in San Francisco, California, and Light Cone in Paris.[9]

In November 2019, Re:Voir released several of Angerame's works on a DVD, entitled "Cityscapes."[10]

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References

  1. MacDonald, Scott. "The City As Motion Picture: Notes on Some California City Films." Wide Angle Magazine 19, 4 (1997): 109-130
  2. Artist Statement and Background by Dominic Angerame. CINEMOD: Experimental Films of Dominic Angerame. http://www.cinemod.net/about.html. Accessed 30 July 2020.
  3. Angerame, Dominic. "The Brutal Reality of Change." INCITE Journal of Experimental Media 3 (2011-2012), http://www.incite-online.net/angerame3.html. Accessed 7 August 2020.
  4. Awards, Grants, Publications. CINEMOD: Experimental Films of Dominic Angerame. http://www.cinemod.net/awards.html#Collections. Accessed 7 August 2020.
  5. Angerame, Dominic. UDVFF 12: Cityscapes. Ultra Dogme, 27 June 2020. https://ultradogme.com/2020/06/27/udvff-12/.
  6. Teaching History. CINEMOD: Experimental Films of Dominic Angerame. http://www.cinemod.net/about.html#Teaching. Accessed 7 August 2020.
  7. MacDonald, Scott. "Conversation with Dominic Angerame. August 2002." Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor, 410-419. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008.
  8. Awards, Grants, Publications. CINEMOD: Experimental Films of Dominic Angerame. http://www.cinemod.net/awards.html#Collections. Accessed 7 August 2020.
  9. Films for sale and distribution. CINEMOD: Experimental Films of Dominic Angerame. http://www.cinemod.net/forsale.html. Accessed 12 August 2020.
  10. Dominic Angerame – Cityscapes. RE:VOIR. https://re-voir.com/shop/en/dominic-angerame/1095-dominic-angerame-cityscapes.html. Accessed 7 August 2020.

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