restricted access Elements of the Void (Greece, 1972)

In this manifesto New American Cinema/experimental filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos— best known for his 1950s and 1960s films such as Flowers of Asphalt (USA, 1951), Serenity (USA, 1961), and Twice a Man (USA, 1963), all of which were pulled from circulation after he left the United States for Greece in 1967—outlines what he calls the new language of the image, the element of the void, a language that could potentially bring about new national film cultures.