Scott MacDonald is author of the five volumes of the Critical Cinema series (UC Press), of The Garden in the Machine: A Field Guide to Independent Films about Place (UC Press), and of several other books on avant-garde film and on institutions that have kept avant-garde film alive. He is currently Visiting Professor of Film History at Hamilton College and at Harvard University.
“Fills a major gap in our knowledge of the history of avant-garde film.” - Artforum
“Lovingly detailed history. Drawing from a wealth of primary materials . . . a compelling narrative of American avant-garde cinema. Wonderful in its particulars.” - Max Goldberg, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“A exemplary demonstration that scholarship can be both intelligent and fun to read.” - Film Comment