Article Title

Ken Jacobs, Alchemist

Document Type

Book Review

Author Biography

Ara Osterweil is an assistant professor of film at McGill University in Montreal. She recently finished a book on experimental cinema in the 1960s and 1970s: Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-garde Film (Manchester University Press, 2014). She is also a painter.


Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James, and Paul Arthur. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 312; 48 photographs. $99.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, 26.99 E-book.