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Stan Brakhage

American filmmaker

Stan Brakhage is ...


Born 14 January 1933 in Kansas City
Died 9 March 2003 in Victoria
Age 70 years, 2 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Robert Sanders
Occupation cinematographer, film editor, film director, actor and university teacher
Awards John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

About Stan Brakhage

Stan Brakhage was a revolutionary American filmmaker who challenged the traditional conventions of cinema. Born on January 14, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri, Brakhage began experimenting with film at a young age, creating his first short film at the age of 19. He went on to become one of the most influential avant-garde filmmakers of the 20th century.

Brakhage's films were characterized by their abstract, non-narrative style, and their use of unconventional techniques such as hand-painting and scratching directly onto the film stock. His work was often compared to that of abstract expressionist painters, and he was known for his use of color and light to create a visceral, emotional experience for the viewer.

Throughout his career, Brakhage made over 350 films, ranging in length from just a few seconds to several hours. His most famous works include "Mothlight," a film made entirely from moth wings and other organic materials, and "Dog Star Man," a series of films that explore the relationship between man and nature.

Brakhage's influence on the world of cinema cannot be overstated. He inspired countless filmmakers to push the boundaries of what was possible with the medium, and his work continues to be studied and celebrated to this day. He passed away in 2003, but his legacy lives on through his films and the countless artists he inspired.


- "Stan Brakhage: Filmmaker Who Shaped Avant-Garde Cinema." The Guardian, 10 Mar. 2003,

- "Stan Brakhage." IMDb,

- "Stan Brakhage: The Godfather of Avant-Garde Film." The Independent, 11 Mar. 2003,

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