- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 9, 2001
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Winstar
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Features
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Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 11/22/1991
"...Dazzling, demanding....It is a bold, triumphantly ambitious and successful attempt to fuse dance and mime with sound and image to bring fresh meaning to Sophoclean tragedy..."
A lush adaptation of the classic tragedy by Sophocles told through dance, action, and music from avant garde luminaries such as Glenn Branca and Elliott Sharp, Amy Greenfield's ANTIGONE provides a uniquely illuminating modern spin on the classic Greek tragedy. ANTIGONE is the final chapter of the tragic Oedipus cycle and it begins as King Creon refuses Polynices, Antigone's brother, a proper burial for the sin of committing fratricide. Incensed, Antigone holds a token ceremony for her brother in defiance of the king's authority, provoking his anger.
- Copyright 1990 Amy Greenfield.
- An Eclipse Production and Phoenix International Films Ltd. Release.
- Additional Cast and Crew: Sean McElory (Haemon), Henry Montes (Polynices), Silvio Facchin (Eteocles), voices of Maeve Kinkead and Alan Howard; Barbara Fisher (Assistant Director), Allessandra Ross (Assistant Director).
- The film's only speaking is in the form of voice-over.
- Both Bertram Ross and Janet Eilber were leading dancers in Martha Graham's company.