Paul Rotha (1907-1984) was a film
critic, documentary filmmaker, and movie director. The collection consists of materials
related to Rotha's documentary and feature films and Rotha's books on the cinema.
Paul Rotha was born in London, England on June 3, 1907; a former painter and designer, he
became a film critic and wrote a seminal work on cinema history titled, The film till now (1930); began making his own documentary films in association
with John Grierson and was a leading figure in the British documentary movement of the 1930s
and 1940s; directed three feature films in the 1950-60s; writings include: Documentary film (1935), Rotha on the
film (1958), and The innocent eye: A biography of Robert
Flaherty (1963); died on March 7, 1984.
42 Linear Feet
(84 boxes and 7 oversize boxes)
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