Pip Chodorov

Radical (And Jewish?) Filmmaking

Film looks at the history of experimental cinema.

07/24/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

For Pip Chodorov, the link between being an experimental filmmaker and a Jew is surprisingly straightforward. He finds his position as the former — caught between an unresponsive art world and a disdainful film industry — comparable to that of the Jew in the diaspora.

Chodorov, whose delightful film “Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film” opens on Aug. 3, harkens back to period before Emancipation, a time of both oppression and, yet, a certain freedom for the Jews of Europe.

Major experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs being interviewed in “Free Radicals.” Courtesy of Pip Chodorov
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