"Que Viva Mexico"

Published by Lewis Jacobs, the Experimental Cinema magazine was printed by Manhattan Press in New York in the 1930s. Issue no. 5, published 1934, featured here, is in near mint condition, bound in a rare-for-its time glossy cover. 

Even more peculiar, the issue features a complete synopsis for Sergei Eisenstein and VG Alexandroff's Que Viva Mexico, a film whose final version would not be released for another 45 years. Also included in this issue are a survey on contemporary experimental cinema in America, writings by René Clair, and musings on Soviet filmmaker Dovzhenko, whom, "it is safe to say, is the most original director in films today" by Jacobs. 

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