Sonntag, August 20


Harry Everett Smith (1923–November 27, 1991) was an American born in Portland, Oregon; he was an archivist, ethnomusicologist, student of anthropology, record collector, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian and Kabbalist. Smith is a well-known figure in several fields. People who know him as a filmmaker often do not know of his 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music; folk enthusiasts often do not know he was "the greatest living magician" according to Kenneth Anger.
Smith died at the Hotel Chelsea in New York City.
The Harry Smith Archives are located HERE.
Many of his films will be screened September 16th and 17th at Anthology Film Archives.
Yet, the abstractions series can begin to be viewed HERE.