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Celestial navigations : Short Films of Al Jarnow []



The first DVD release from Numero Group, known for archiving and resurrecting forgotten folk, pop and soul classics and private press musical gems on CD and LP. Beautifully restored 16mm short films and stop motion animation pieces from the brilliant mind of Al Jarnow will evoke memories of mornings and afternoons spent watching 3-2-1 Contact, Zoom, the Electric Company and Sesame Street for any child who grew up in the 70s and 80s. The fact that so many of these shorts, whose geometric shapes, imaginative leaps, and whimsical illustrations of letters, numbers, animals and the world around us were the work of one man is astounding and inspiring. Includes 45 of his award winning shorts and experimental films, including pieces now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and a 30-minute documentary with Al explaining his creative process. Highly recommended for young and once-young audiences alike.

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