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Ed Pincus

ED PINCUS began filmmaking in 1964, developing a direct cinema approach to social and political problems and events. He has producer, director and DP credits on eight of his films and has been cinematographer on over twelve additional films.

His films include: Black Natchez (1967), a one-hour documentary that follows the aftermath of a car bombing in a Southern town during the Civil Rights movement; Panola (1965, 1969), a portrait of a wino, alleged police informant, and follower of Malcolm X in Mississippi in 1965; One Step Away (1967), an intimate hour-long portrait of a hippie commune in California during the Summer of Love commissioned by public broadcasting; and the seminal Diaries: 1971-1976 (1981), about the filmmaker’s marriage, family and friends, during an era when the Women’s Movement wrought havoc and redefined personal relations.

Ed Pincus’ filmmaking has been on the technical cutting edge of documentary – for example the early use of color in natural light situations and the development of single-person filming techniques. He started the Film Section at MIT where he taught for ten years and influenced a generation of documentary filmmakers.

Recipient of numerous National Endowment for the Arts awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, author of “Guide to Filmmaking” and co-author of “Filmmaker’s Handbook,” he has also had stints as visiting filmmaker at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Harvard University. For the past twenty years, Pincus has been running a farm in Vermont. Recently, he decided to return to filmmaking.

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The Axe in the Attic

$24.95 | 110 minutes

(2007) - Cinematographer, Co-writer, Director

The Axe in the Attic focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, two filmmakers, drawn together by outrage, take a sixty-day roadtrip from New England to New Orleans. Along the way they meet evacuees and witness the loss, dignity, perseverance&hellip…

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The Axe in the Attic - ON DEMAND

$3.99 | 110 minutes

(2007) - Director

The Axe in the Attic focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina two filmmakers, drawn together by outrage, take a sixty-day roadtrip from New England to New Orleans. Along the way they meet evacuees and witness the loss, dignity, perseverance&hellip…

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The Axe in the Attic - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 110 minutes

(2007)

The Axe in the Attic focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina two filmmakers, drawn together by outrage, take a sixty-day roadtrip from New England to New Orleans. Along the way they meet evacuees and witness the loss, dignity, perseverance&hellip…

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The Lower Ninth Ward - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 8 minutes

(2008)

Lower Ninth Ward is a film unlike any other. The sheer destruction and destitution brought on by Hurricane Katrina paints the backdrop for this eerie and moving portait of the embattled New Orleans district. Free of narration and sentiment&hellip…

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