An extensive collection of works, spanning five decades, made by acclaimed American animator and experimental filmmaker Lawrence Jordan. The range of films include some of Jordan's live-action shorts, as well as many of his renowned, meticulously-crafted cut-out animations combining 19th-century engravings, modern imagery, and common symbols to construct unmistakable, dream-like narratives.
Disc One features: "The Short Animations" (Duo Concertantes, Gymnopedies, Our Lady of the Sphere, Orb, Once Upon a Time, Moonlight Sonata, Carabosse, and Masquerade), followed by the animated retelling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977, 42 mins.)--narrated by Orson Welles--and Enid's Idyll (17 mins.).
Disc Two features: "The H.D. Trilogy" (1994, 115 mins.), a loving portrait of poet and novelist Hilda Doolittle told in three parts: The Black Oud, The Grove, and Star of Day.
Disc Three features: Sophie's Place (1986, 86 mins.), The Visible Compendium (1990, 17 mins.), and Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass (17 mins.).
Disc Four features: The Sacred Art of Tibet (1972, 28 mins.), "The Short Live Films" (Visions of a City, Adagio, In a Summer Garden, Winter Light, and Cornell, 1965), and "Odyssey" (Water Light, Tapestry, and Postcard from San Miguel).
35-page booklet with images and notes on each film