Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) is widely regarded as one of the most innovative filmmakers in the history of cinema who changed the look and grammar of film. He made nearly 400 films in a career which spanned 52 year and which includes psychodramas, autobiographical films, Freudian trance films, birth films, abstract hand-painted films, and song cycles inspired by lyric poetry. From 1968 to 1981 he taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and from 1981 until 2002 in the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He retired as Distinguished Professor.
Suranjan Ganguly teaches at CU-Boulder and is the former chair of the Film Studies Program. He is founder and curator of the Stan Brakhage Film series and member of the board of trustees of the Stan Brakhage Center. Brakhage was his colleague, dear friend, and mentor during the twelve years they knew each other. He has been actively involved in promoting Brakhage’s work in the US and abroad. In 2010 he was invited by the Museum of Modern Art in Paris to curate and present the 3-part Unknown Brakhage.