Grand Opera marks a stock-taking of Benning's work and his life, presenting a personal and artistic autobiography woven together with a series of events dealing with the historical development of the number pi, Benning's travels, and homages to Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton, George Landow (Owen Land), and Yvonne Rainer.

  1. James Benning

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Hollis Frampton

    Hollis Frampton

    Max A. Zorn

  2. Owen Land

    Owen Land

    Al Rutcurts

  3. Michael Snow

    Michael Snow

    Wilma Schoen

  4. Yvonne Rainer


  5. Stan Brakhage

    Stan Brakhage

    Himself (voice)

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Grand Opera: An Historical Romance


Status Released

Release Information

  • January 7, 1978


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -



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