Yuri A

P (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, History, Psychology & Mental Health, Science & Medicine

P (rectum spectrum), a retrospect on shit & its history. Many cultures in many times have used human excreta as components of medicines and magic potions. In our culture today these materials still have great magical power. They are some of the commonest substances around, and yet because of what they represent to us and remind us of, they repel, shock and offend. P has the power to short-circuit trains of thoughts repressed by the viewer, sparking new realizations.

Rental: $30.00
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Bobby Abate

Real Video Trilogy (2001) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Philosophical, Technology

Come Softly, 1999, video, 11 min If I had a Hammer, 2000-01, video, 8 min Lucky, 2001, video, 12 min The breakdown of identity, communication, and human relationships via the internet. An electronic reality of porn, beer, sex, cash, and drugs. Crafted from softly pixilated QuickTime, NetMeeting sessions, emotive vintage pop, airplane disaster footage, online porn, streaming Hollywood trailers, and the curious hypnotic qualities of taping off computer monitors, Bobby Abate's internet-sex-n-death thrillogy explores new anxieties made possible by technology, and the profoundly intimate places that tiny images and lonely piano chords burrow deep within the soul. Real Videos is like a tender and tumultuous visual virus, created to infect a world where humans live through movies, die through malfunctions and, in between, email their love. -- Ed Halter, The New York Underground Film Festival 2001

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rebecca Abbott

Chicago Boogie (1976) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

Light-hearted reflections of Chicago, summer 1975, set to the 'Carleboogie' by Frankie Carle.

Rental: $30.00
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Rebecca Abbott

Big Waltz, The (1978) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A film composed in three short movements, and structured in 'extended' 3/4 meter. The imagery, in its arrangement, is meant to suggest circular motion and cyclical patterns either by its immediate representations or its larger connotations.

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Rebecca Abbott

Story of the Western World, The (1980) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

A very subjective view of western history, leading to a culmination in a view of contemporary western art. If history can be seen as a series of collisions of opposing forces giving rise to unpredictable syntheses that are more than simply the sums of the parts, then this film was made in a manner analogous to the process of history.

Rental: $35.00
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Jerry Abrams

Be-In: 1967 (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Music, Political / Social Activism

Music by Blue Cheer. Captures the spirit and essence of the great San Francisco Human Be-In of January 14, 1967. Ten thousand people imbued with peace, love and euphoria. Set to hard rock such as only San Francisco blues can produce. BE-IN contains Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Timothy Leary, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel and Buddha.

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Jerry Abrams

Eyetoon (1968) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"The sea, tranquil and violent, is the ultimate symbol for Jerry Abrams' EYETOON and the ultimate equivalent to making love -- his concern in this short and visually dazzling film. Abrams contrasts the rushing faces of New York and a highway juggernaut with the peaceful joining of bodies in a Gjon Mili-like stroboscopic sequence -- always with a burbling, flashing maelstrom of emotions underlying and double-exposing with the bodies. It is visually lovely, technically first-rate and impossible to ignore. The graphic sex is economically handled." -- John L. Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle "The film EYETOON would seem to be the perfect synthesis of the metaphysical, spiritual and sexual feelings of a sensitive experimental filmmaker." -- Reverend Earl Shagley

Rental: $30.00
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Jerry Abrams

Lotus Wing (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Political / Social Activism

The world is recommitting sexual-political suicide by daily insertion of missile-cocks into self-orifices. Complete with ejaculatory delusions, military erections, and the animated virility of Krazy Kat. LOTUS WING spends USA over us all as our lives are spent wiping up the remains of our self-destruct. Probably my last film in this genre.

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Jerry Abrams

Mainstream (1968) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The infinite span of a thought is transformed into spatial-temporal intersects -- to become and become and become and never more or less -- MAINSTREAM is a fresh dip into oblivion -- a confused taste of love -- an expanded glimpse into a micro-moment -- a sliver of mind's motion becoming.

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Norman R. Abrams

Sideissue (1973) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

The nature and extent of human destruction is expressed by this impressionistic documentation of dead animals found along the United States highways.

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David Abramson

Girl On a Landscape (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Title Photograph: John Huston. "The neurotic flight of a beautiful unwed coed who fears she is pregnant." "Hibbard's score is magnificent, brilliant! The best for any film... commercial or otherwise." -- Charles Dodge GIRL ON A LANDSCAPE captures that state of mind of the neurotic, alienated, coed with great perception and honesty." - Paul Penningroth, psychiatrist.

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Mark Abramson

Shoot The Actor (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

The film begins in the cluttered apartment of an unemployed actor, We become familiar with his way of life and routine. As he carries out his daily tasks, he becomes aware of an unknown threat. We watch as a stranger follows him and makes his presence known in increasingly disturbing ways. The more the actor tries to elude the danger, the more persistent the stranger becomes. As the film progresses, we become involved in the horror-fantasy that is his constant companion. The stranger silently confronts him in the subway and in the streets; becomes a terrifying opponent in a fencing match and eventually traps him in this apartment. In desperation, he flees to the roof where his attacker confronts him. Suddenly the actor realizes that he is in front of a movie camera and is being encouraged to perfom. His actor's instincts take over and he begins to sing and dance for the camera. The intensity of his performance increases. He is loved. He has found approval. As the camera pans closer and closer to the edge of the roof, the actor, in the glory of his performance, falls to his death.

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Ralph Ackerman

Zoo Liquid Prototype (1997) 16mm, color & b/w, 30 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A film out of NYC's Downtown World of artists and poets, inhabited by living poets and driven by their words. I used what author/filmmaker Carl Linder calls organic filmic selection, the process where the visual image is allowed to "grow out of itself." I also used B&W single frame takes and short bursts of 12 frames per second (half the normal rate of 24 frames per second) to get a feel for the texture of Downtown. Zoo. . . is a film that doesnt let you forget you are watching a film. Zoo is the modern "urban city" -- in this case New York City, with side trips to San Francisco. Liquid is the "nature" of its dwellers. Prototype, a "model" of our direction to a future that fosters contentions with a rise to conflicts and contradictions that will not offer resolutions but only a rubbing together of persons. The films main character, Gun, is a performance artist of the Downtown NYC scene. In her performance piece, she plays the poet, Emily Dickinson, taking her stage name, Gun, from Emilys poem, I stood a Loaded Gun. Her performance, Mystery upon Mystery, reveals her path to becoming a performance artist and it is where she acts out a timeless artist manifesto taken from Emilys life and work. She acts as narrator between the fragments of conflict with simple straight forward acts of physical contact to the final question of death-dealing violence: "Should I kill Jeff or that Gun bitch" Zoo demands several viewings and a close reading of the subtexts. It comes with a CD-ROM.

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

Masao Adachi

Wan: Rice Bowl (1962) 16mm, black and white, 24.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"... a film by a director who became notorious for this feature made in 1963, THE HOLELESS VAGINA, a picture recently released by the Japanese authorities and never commercially shown. Born in 1940, Adachi studied at Nippon University's Film School and graduated the year after RICE BOWL was made. It is a near-allegory about shame (if not sin) and death and futility. An exercise in surrealism involving a rice ceremony, black robes, a ceremonial sword, and a white-robed sacrifice." -- Donald Richie

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Russell R. Adams

Objects for the Sleight of Hand (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animated film of objects (drawn and hand colored) that I have never seen a magician use.

Rental: $30.00
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Russell R. Adams

Signs and Wonders (1977) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

A Cinepoem. Stone, earth, wood, sky, light, space. Man, man's tools (stone and computerized). The door is poem to a new era.

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Gary Adlestein

Optical Lyrics (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 24 min

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Six short films (WOLF; LINDA; SWAN BOAT; RACE; PIE PLATES; RIPPLE); lyrical flights between stillness and motion, chance and choice, yin and yang; structures based on simple matting and rapid single-frame intercutting of short strips of S-8 optically printed to 16mm. The filmmaker creates a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage... The impression we get is one of piercing light and home-spun shadows. -- Linda Gross, Los Angeles TIMES

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Gary Adlestein

Cat's Eyes (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Project at 18 fps. A tri-X grain and light song.

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Gary Adlestein

Kosher (1978) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Project at 24 fps. Kosher-made guilty pleasures.

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Gary Adlestein

Italian Opticals & Italian Places (1980) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

ITALIAN OPTICALS includes ST. THERESA and SERENISSIMA (1980, silent, 7m): Venice, floating bauble.

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Gary Adlestein

St. Teresa (1983) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

After Bernini's "Ecstasy": baroque excess and dazzle; shot in S. M. della Vittoria in Rome. "Essential viewing for church groups, art history classes, fledgling saints and martyrs of all ages." -- Albert Kilchesty, "Heavenly Visions" program notes, LA Filmforum, 1985

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Gary Adlestein

Room In His Heart (1985) 16mm, color, 32.5 min

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A movie/meditation on scenes from Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts.

Rental: $75.00
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Gary Adlestein

Kore/Kouros (1987) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

A study of the male and female nude; in honor of the painter Harry Koursaros and the classical beauty he loved. Photos and paintings by Koursaros. The first 2.75 minutes are silent. "The most erotic film elegy that I can recall ever seeing." -- Albert Kilchesty

Rental: $30.00
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Gary Adlestein

S-8 Diaries: 1987/89 (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

LA 3/87, sync. sound memento of West Coast visit (Buddy K., the desert, Filmforum, Hollywood). Cited by Howard Guttenplan as one of the outstanding films of the 1988 Exit Art Int'l Forum of S8mm, New York; WILDWOOD 2/88, a Sunday/winter drive to the Jersey shore and back. Two films on one reel.

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Gary Adlestein

Candy (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Literature & Theater

A portrait of Philadelphia-based poet and painter Candy Kaucher; three cameras shooting (randomly on/off after J. Cage), synch sound; camera rolls A/B/C printed.

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Gary Adlestein

Pink Venise I Like (1989) Super 8, color, 11.5 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A continuation of some of the concerns of my ITALIAN PLACES series (spontaneous, in-camera responses to place and situation) with the addition of the layering of images and sounds -- through AB printing -- which the overwhelmingly sensuous plentitude (paradoxical in a place that has whispered "Death" to so many) of Venice suggested. "Venise dousse son plaiser tout de suite." -- Jean Cocteau

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Gary Adlestein

Forsythia (1990) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A response to a most garish, almost frighteningly beautiful, harbinger of spring.

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Gary Adlestein

Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch (1990) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An homage to Storm De Hirsch (one of the pioneers of the New American Cinema and an early master of the artistic use of super-8 in her wonderful Cine Sonnets). Layered -- AB-printed -- seasonal images and sounds bursting into being and fading simultaneously. "Exuberance is beauty .... Energy is Eternal Delight." -- William Blake

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Cezannescapes 1 & 2 (1991) Super 8, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

His paintings are there, in the landscape of Provence. #1 starts in Avignon then moves up and down Mt. St. Victoire. #2 again moves up and down; this time the deserted, ancient hill town of Les Baux, haunted by ghosts of the Troubadours.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Figures (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Three short experimental video lyrics based on the classical figure.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Gary Adlestein

Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Philosophical

These experimental films and videos were shot in the house, out the window, in the yard, down the road, etc., in the rural Oley Valley (near Reading, Pa.) where I live. They span a little more than two decades and range from super-8 to 16mm blow-ups, to silent and in-camera-edited-sync-sound super-8's (some of the rephotographed), to more recent videos that are often layered and image-processed. All of them are hopefully lyrics of high visual intensity that celebrate the expressive potential of the medium they were created in and the simple grace of taking pleasure in seeing and hearing the world (the loss of which is increasingly threatened in the sad times [2005] we are living through). SHADOW HUNTING (1981, Shot on S-8mm, 2 min., silent)- exploiting the painterly 'smear' quality of undercranked, 6fps projected S-8: Shadow hunts, I follow. PIE PLATES (1980, Shot on S-8, transfered to 16mm, 5:44 min.)- a John Cage inspired (his work for prepared piano accompanies the visuals) backyard, yin/yang, optically printed meditation. ("a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage" - Linda Gross, L. A. Times) FONTANA (1988, S-8mm, 4:09 min.) - in the shadow: after the grotesque fountains I saw in Rome. S-8 DIARY: WILDWOOD (1988, S-8mm, 2:23 min.) - a Sunday drive down the Jersey shore and back which we often did when Linda's parents (from Wildhood) were alive. CINESONGS FOR STORM DE HIRSCH (1990, S-8mm, 10:55 min.) - homage to one of the pioneers of experimental S-8, Storm De Hirsch; seasonal images arising and fading simultaneously (shown in MOMA's "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" program). OLEY (1993, Hi-8 video, 10 min, silent & sound) - harvest time in the Oley Valley. WITCHWAY (1995, Hi-8 video, 7:12 min. silent & sound) - under the feedback-spell of an Oley spirit and her familiar.("... deftly uses themes from Penna. folklore to create a powerfully haunting and chilling descent into an autumnal netherworld."-Albert Kilchesty) OUTSIDE IN (1995, Hi-8 video, 8:59 min.) - an interior/exterior domestic meditation. LOTUS SONG 2 (2000, mini-DV, 6:47 min.) - the second part of the life-cycle of a Lotus and its surround; a song of natural artifice. IMAGINARY POND WITH REAL FROGS (2001, mini-DV, 8:44 min.) - after Marianne Moore's definition of poetry as "the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." SONATA (2001, mini-DVD, 3:27 min.), sil.) - visual music to "soothe the scythe" (Ed Sanders); a reaction to 9/11. ("Your work was such a treat - so lyric and voluptuous in color." --Donna Cameron)

Rental: $50.00 DVD sale: 75.00 mini-DV rental: 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Gary Adlestein

Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A selection of short experimental films and videos shot in Italy spanning a period from 1980 through 2005. Some are intuitive, edited-in-camera, reactions to what I was experiencing; others are frame-by-frame (JK optical printing) reconfigurations of the image or, in the videos, layered and image-processed compositions. All are lyric celebrations of a place, art and culture that I love. -G. A. SAINT TERESA (1983, 16mm, 4:50 min.) - after Bernini's "Ecstasy"; baroque excess and dazzle; shot in super-8 at SM della Vittoria, Rome; re-composed in 16mm on the JK. (London Filmmakers Coop. "New American Cinema 1981-1991" touring program) EMBARKATION TO CAPRI (1980, super-8mm, 2:04 min.) - a single shot lyric; the pleasure seekers depart (after Watteau and Fellini). "A particular favorite of mine." - Tom Chomont VERONA (1989, super-8mm, 3:11 min.) - one of a series of edited-in-camera, sync-sound, place lyrics that I was shooting in the late '80's. TAORMINA/ETNA (1996, super-8mm to hi-8 video, 6:53 min.) - a land and seascape of exquisite beauty pulsing with life and the promise of death. "Adelstein rephotographs Super-8mm film on video, creating, through the chug-chugga-chugg rhythm familiar to all 8mm filmmakers, an extremely effective visual analogue to the molten lava which bubbles and surges under the volcano." -Albert Kilchesty; (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" exhibition at MoMA, 1982-2001) SICILIA (1999, mini-DV, 4:20 min.) - meditation on life and death in the Catacombs of Palermo and, on the island of Motya, in the presence of a 5th centruy B. C. Greek statue unearthed in the 1970's. NOCTURNE (2003, mini-DV, 6:40 min.) - video diary: midnight under Venetian moon. GRAFFITO (2003, mini-DV, 2:55min.) - tracing a swirling arabesque at the heart of Venetian art and design. APOLLO DREAMING (2004, mini-DV, 3:30 min.) - through the oculus of the Pantheon, Apollo dreams the future of Rome. SAN MARCO SUBAQUEO (2005, mini-DV, 4:45 min.) - the bejeweled Adriatic Queen succumbs to the coppery depths of the sea. BAVA BYTES (2005, mini-DV, 10:40 min.) - fractured Mario Bava trailer pics mixed in a delirious giallo tribute to maestro Bava, Christopher Lee and Eva Bartok. (Comprised of 2,446,129,431 bytes - to be exact.) ("The most important aspect of Adlestein's approach to video is that it is irrefutably and defiantly filmic. It is sublimely tactile where most videos tend to be impersonally cool and hard..." -Albert Kilchesty)

Rental: $50.00 DVD sale: 75.00 mini-DV rental: 50.00
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Dan Agnew

Pursuit of Knowledge (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE began in June of 1966 and was completed one year later. The first footage (in B&W) was shot at Foothill Junior College in Los Altos Hills as a course project. After graduation (and during!), I continued shooting until leaving for my three-month trek through the High Sierras. My mountain footage is a complete other trip, a microcosm of which is incorporated into PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE. I came to Philadelphia in Fall of 1966, continued school at Drexel Institute and Temple University, completed my film, and dropped out of school by Spring of 1968. The campuses which appear in the film are: Foothill, Stanford, Drexel Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Purdue University in Indiana. Also appearing in the film are: The Sierras, my California apartment, Pine Hill state park in Indiana, several unnamed public disasters, and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Rental: $30.00
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Dan Agnew

Doppler Effect: Version II (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

DOPPLER EFFECT began as a severe condensation of my own stock footage in 1967. Version I (12 min.) is unprintable, due to the wide variation of film stocks and sound levels. The original sound track was composed by Duane Hitchings in the Fall of 1967 on the Moog Synthesizer at Pennsylvania Musical Academy. Doppler is basically (a+b+c) with variations and a time interval of 30-1/8 sec. This expansion breaks into a, b, c combinations with arbitrary yet consistent designation. Also you may note the abstract visuals are match-cut so that they appear to move in continuous kinetic flow. This technique has been fully developed in DOPPLER EFFECT, Version III, my completed match to the chorus of 'Hey, Jude.' (Unfortunately, the verses are matched to original 8mm, which makes projection a bit difficult). It is a subjective thought piece which really does not lend itself to any description, other than the fact it works damn well when one is stoned.

Rental: $30.00
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Agust Agustsson

Everything Will Be Plastic... (1970) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A look at our plastic world as seen thru the eyes of a stock broker... with silicon for spice.

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Peggy Ahwesh

From Romance to Ritual (1985) Super 8 to Video, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural

This film is formed around several scenes of women telling stories to the camera of their sexual history and experience. This material is intercut and juxtaposed with related footage concerning girls and their growing up, memory and the learning process and the received truth of history lessons. This film as a whole makes for an uncomfortable fit between women's personal experience and the official dogma of our culture's history. The filming style is of the ethno-graphic film without the expert observer and of the home movie without the father.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Philosophy In The Bedroom (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Philosophical

After deSade, the meaning and shape of seduction.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Deadman, The (1989) 16mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literary & Theatre

"THE DEADMAN charts the adventures of a nearly naked heroine who leaves the corpse of her dead lover in a country house, goes to a bar and sets in motion a scabrous free-form orgy before returning to her house to die. The film manages to approximate the transgressive poetic prose of Bataille (a mixture of elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor) while celebrating female sexual desire without the usual patriarchal-porn trimmings." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader Made with Keith Sanborn. Featuring performances by Jennifer Montgomery, Roman Quanta la Gusta, Scott Shat, Diane Torr and Leslie Singer.

Rental: $160.00
16mm Rental: $160.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Martina's Playhouse (1989) Color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

A film about the riddles of our sexual construction and the complexities of play. "Since the mid-'70s, feminist filmmakers have taken up the gauntlet of visual representation, challenging sexist imagery with new paradigms of difference. One of the wittiest contenders is Ahwesh, whose film, MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE, premiered at the Collective for Living Cinema. If the unprecedented success of Pee-Wee Herman suggests (let's hope) a potential crisis in masculinity, then MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE signals that the equally artificial construct of femininity is ready to explode." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Super 8 to Video.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Dominic Angerame

Battlestations--A Navel Adventure (2001) 16mm, B&W, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Bruce Conner, a Belly Dancer, a geiger counter, and a toxic waste dump. Sound design by Amy Leigh Hunter Leyna d'Ancona and myself went filming at the Naval Shipyard at Hunter's Point a few weeks ago. My original concept for this film was to have my friend, Leyna perform a belly dance ritual in front of the Cinematheque office and I would superimpose images from the "macho" naval station...a perfect blend of yin and yang...ships and a navel... However, when we arrived it was high noon and the shadows were awful....workers were honking horns at Leyna as she belly danced...I had a hard time coming up with the correct exposures...and we were both frightened by the earthen mounds we saw covered with plastic and anchored down by haystacks...It was extremely distracting...and we had heard that there were toxic materials from radioactive ships all around...so I decided to shoot this toxic material as part of the film...Leyna kept saying..."Dominic...stay downwind" as the currents ripped my hair backwards... We stopped at the pier and I cautiously stepped down a rusted metal stairway to the water to get footage on an abondoned submarine walkway...and we traveled to the main shipyard where workers were deconstructing a ship...We were stopped for papers and ushered off the set...we were on top secret ground...I now discovered I shot the entire previous shots (more than 100 short takes) with the variable shutter closed...and told Leyna of it... We shrugged and headed for higher ground a hill over looking the pier where the workers were. I rewound the film and opened the shutter...hopped in the back of the flatbed truck and took out the 100mm lens...perfect...for a rather close view of the top secret activity...and began to shoot the first sequence...we are stopped again...Leyna jumps out shaking her chest...I hunt for the permit...the guard says..."that's my boss' signature" and drives away...I shoot...have no idea if anything is to come out...I run out of film... And soon I smell smoke...thinking it is a barbeque...and Leyna runs out of the bathroom saying the whole place is on fire, and indeed there is a wall of flame and smoke outside of Daygo Mary's...clientelle running out to save their cars...we bust through the front gates, flames licking the side of the truck...I am furiously rewinding film to shoot...hop out of truck and shoot the fire...children are throwing stones at us from the nearby hills and...certainly we are in Dante's Inferno...fire trucks finally arrive...put out the blaze, me and Leyna leave, glad to be back to some sort of civilization. The next week, Bruce Conner and myself decide to go to the site with a geiger counter to see of the toxins are radio active...After more than 45 minutes of driving and testing we find no radioactivity... This film is a diary of this experience...

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Dominic Angerame

Three Films: Pixiescope/ The Waifen Maiden/ Consume (2003) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Features: PIXIESCOPE (2003) 5min Color/ Sound- Music by Molto Vox, Kevin Barnard on guitars and processing and Barbara Jaspersen on vocals. A film that seems to be partially created by the magic that only pixies can create. I went out shooting with my Bolex with the intention of shooting a series of very short one second movies. When the film was returned to me by the lab I discovered that superimposes over the images I had shot were images that I did not shoot. There appeared superimposed images of various women flexing their muscles and posing for some unknown camera person besides myself. This film is a result and a sort of homage to pixies wherever they may be. THE WAIFEN MAIDEN (2003) 45sec Color / Sound.- Starring Zhanna. Gamaya ("Lead Us") a Sanskrit mantra performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. This is a haiku and offers a prelude to CONSUME CONSUME (2003) 12min Color / Sound.- Starring Zhanna. Pomolusya ("I Will Pray") Ukranian Prayer performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. Excepts from "Lyrical" and "Chaos" from the tribe recording of Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors with permission from Raven Recording Inspired by the novel FLICKER by Theodore Roszak, this film was intended to explore the images captured in the flickering light of multiple projector beams. By utilizing superimpositions within the camera, one could experience the pulsating light and explore hidden imagery through use of the "Sally Rand" that Roszak refers to. However, once production began...the projector beams began to put both myself and my actress into a trance state due to the strobe light it presented...the resulting film turned into a trance by natural evolution and in essence the film becomes even more... It becomes an exploration into oneself and the sense of seeing and being at the same time...both an inward journey and an outward one...

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Peggy Ahwesh

Strange Weather (1993) DVD NTSC, black and white, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Strange Weather deals with a quartet of crack addicts in Miami, just sitting around, while outside, the biggest hurricane of the century is about to hit. The Pixelvision camera roams restlessly through the apartment, focusing nervously on the tiniest details, but never staying in any one spot for very long. Meanwhile, the addicts engage in desultory conversation, or make phone calls, or tell stories about their past experiences. The point is that attention is never in the here and now. It is always shifting around and being refocused elsewhere. Nothing 'happens' in the course of the film, which is to say that what really happens is the empty passage of time." -- Steven Shaviro Made with Margie Strosser.

DVD NTSC Sale: $$100.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Color of Love, The (1994) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Hand Processed

"The last word in ready-mades, Peggy Ahwesh's THE COLOR OF LOVE ... is a slightly slo-mo, optical reprint of an obviously ill-treated '70s porn movie in which the chemical rot that's already eaten away the edges of the image threaten to censor it entirely. ... An ur-text for Ahwesh's work, THE COLOR OF LOVE is an almost Rose Hobart for the '90s." -- Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

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Peggy Ahwesh

Scary Movie, The (1996) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Films about Film, Media

With Martina Torr and Sonja Mereu. "... THE SCARY MOVIE, by Peggy Ahwesh, [is an] amazingly complex (and just plain amazing) film informed by a wide range of issues and concerns, including feminism, psychoanalytic theory (especially Jacques Lacan), home-movie aesthetics, film genre conventions, and the notion of self-reflexivity in film. ... [S]he plays with the Freudian concept (filtered through Lacan) of the female's 'lack' of a penis, turning this core issue of psychoanalytic thinking on its head. ... In [this] film it is the male who 'lacks,' men being conspicuously absent, even when the 'narrative' calls for male roles. ... Ahwesh's work ... is notable in the way that it combines subjects of seriousness and gravity with an unparalleled control of the film medium, a disarming wit, and a frankness that catches one by surprise." -- Patrick Friel, Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Peggy Ahwesh

Trick Film (1996) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Activities at home with the Mistress and her naughty pet.

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Peggy Ahwesh

vision machine, the (1997) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

"The girls-only party scenes in THE VISION MACHINE have both the ruddy look of overexposed home movies and the richly burnished texture of Renaissance paintings cracking under their veneer. A riff on Duchamp's Anemic Cinema (Ahwesh, with Keith Sanborn's collaboration, inscribes the lyrics of 'Wild Thing' on a warped video version of a roto-relief) and on Bunuel's Viridiana (here the lowlifes invading the manor are women artists), THE VISION MACHINE is an inspired depiction of girls dressing up and acting out, pleased as punch to have taken over the screen." -- Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

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Peggy Ahwesh

Nocturne (1998) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Literary & Theatre, Psychology & Mental Health

Forming a trilogy with the Deadman (1990) and The Color of Love (1994), Nocturne features Anne Kugler, Bradley Eros and Karen Sullivan in a minatory scenario in film and Pixilvision, combining plot elements culled from Mario Bava's The Whip and the Flesh (1963) with writings on sexuality and violence from Kathy Acker, the Marquis de Sade and Steven Shaviro. A psychological horror film based on fear and disquietude and the anticipation of violence. . . among the shadows of the night and the lurid dreams of imagination, with no clear division between fact and hallucination, between life and death, between dread and desire.

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Peggy Ahwesh

She Puppet (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Philosophical, Technology

An homage to and commentary on the female action adventure game Tomb Raider and its busty virtual superstar Laura Croft. I played the game on the my computer and simultaneously recorded the gameplay onto videotape. Then I treated the material as "found footage" and recut it in order to rethink the game and consider questions about women, virtual bodies, role-playing, identity issues and fandom. Ignoring the original drive of action, I make Lara explore the game environment at the edges of the programming world created for her. The limited inventory of Lara's gestures and the militaristic scenarios of the game are considered from a feminist perspective in analyzing the symbolic feminine and the popular culture that has sprung up around Lara Croft. Quotations are from three authors who philosophize the alien, the clone and the orphan: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and the jazz mystic Sun Ra.

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Rudy Albers

Silent Music (1967) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A film experimenting with the use of multiple exposed colored lights evoking the mystery of creation, stars and planets, atoms and electrons, souls and spirits

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Rudy Albers

Flower Music (1970) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Science & Medicine

Multiple exposed flowers and flower buds. Some close ups of the reproductive parts of flowers. Evocations of biological universe.

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Rudy Albers

Cycle (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

A colored circle on a background of its complementary color. A reverse picture in which the circle and the background exchange. The complementary colors flash alternately as they progress slowly through the color wheel. As each cycle is completed the next cycle becomes faster until the alternating complementary colors change with each frame. An animated journey through a color-wheel of opposites.

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Ulvis Alberts

Celebration (1966) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Philosophical

A mood film exploring the isolation of the central character. The camera focuses on the individual rather than the surroundings which create this person's loneliness. The soundtrack is an original composition created for the film by the John Day Trio. The closing dance sequences were improvised by the girl (Terhi Pertulla) on location.

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Richard Allen

Mistakes of Heaven (1990) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

MISTAKES OF HEAVEN is a poetic/expressionistic film, which shows a man's progress upward from one stage of hell to the next. It is an experimentally expressed narrative -- told in images and movement -- of a man tangled in dreams and desires which are at once uplifting, mystifying, and humbling.

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Nestor Almendros

La Gare (1965) DVD_NTSC, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A slow-waking, beautifully shot portrait of the trains in Beauvais, France. Beginning with the men who operate the train yards, the silence of the train yards is slowly interrupted by more passengers as we travel farther along the tracks. A gentle musical crescendo accompanies more human hustle and bustle, illustrating the similarities of those whose paths cross those of the train. Only in the end does the camera board the train itself, allowing for a moment of pause for powerful, visual reflection. The stark black and white serves to reinforce the sense of awakening and refresh that follows throughout the film. Shot in Beauvais, France - 1967.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Nestor Almendros

Gente En La Playa, The Mount of Luna, Fifty-Eight/Fifty-Nine, La Tumba Francesa (1967) DVD-NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A poetic evocation of the beaches of Havana. One of Almendros' first films, GENTE EN LA PLAYA was made in New York while he studied filmmaking at City College under Hans Richter. SOLD OUT!!!

Rental: $150.00
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Albert Alotta

Peacemeal (1967) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

Hippies, peace-niks, students, beautiful girls, civil righters, old ladies and more, protest the war. Who dares to say that they don't influence the mainstream? Beautiful color and exciting montage capture the feeling and motion of the march on the United Nations.

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Basha Alperin

Odabo Odoba (1981) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

ODABA ODOBA (Until we meet again odoba trans.) is the psychic adventure of a young child in search of his inner cultural identity. A trilogy of animated characters, representing his three aspects of conscienceness, journey through time -- encountering music, dances, and masks of Africa. The music consist of drums and chants from Cuba (Yoruba) and Senegal, and also an original jazz composition.

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Basha Alperin

African Autumn (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"... opened my eyes to the joy, color and the music of Yoruba ritual and dance." -- Roger Larson "Is a multimedia, educational and artistic film, which creatively explores the power of nature. Educationally, I recommend this film for teachers and students of Anthropology, Religion, History, Dance, Film and for anyone who wishes to hear, see, and feel a story of life! Its creator, Basha Alperin, reveals her story through music dance and story narration. These are woven together with live action, special effects and a variety of animation techniques. It is a film that explores the Youriba religion and a way of life for not only one people, but for all people. Although specific in history, it is an open and generous gift." -- Richard Protovin, Professor of Film and Animation, NYU "An exciting film... I was particularly impressed with the musical interpretations, especially the way the bata drum was interwoven with the jazz music, adding another dimension to the folkloric and creative visuals." -- Mongo Santa maria, Afro Cuban jazz bandleader and musician "a great contribution to the artistic expression of the Yoruba culture in this country." -- Professor Robert Ferris Thompson, author and art historian Is at one and the same a dance choreography through the medium of film, and film choreography through the medium of dance. The art forms of this transformation of culture (from Nigeria, to Cuba, to New York) are symbolized by the transformation of the autumn leaves, whose cycle culminates in the brilliant colors of the Orisha (goddess) Oshun -- only to be born again.

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Leslie Alperin

SideTracked (1992) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

My rendition of a feminist quest film sets the story of a woman's personal journey through Western Europe against the larger experience of travel. The mythology of romance, and the woman's journey becomes a catalyst for the reflection on the relationship between personal expectations and cultural myths.

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Rebecca M. Alvin

Untitled (No.1) (1992) 16mm, color & b/w, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A disturbing experimental film that follows the inner journey of a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality and the gender politics that influence it. This is Rebecca M. Alvin's first 16mm film and perhaps her most personal..

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Rebecca M. Alvin

Voices (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 23.25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An unusual character study of an aging Catholic woman dealing with the eminent loss of her husband and her rowing delusion-filled mental illness. The film examines the alienation and loneliness of aging and of mental illness, while also exploring religion as a coping mechanism. Voices combines elements of fantasy, psychological horror, and drama into a thoughtful character study. It has been shown in a number of venues in the United States, including the Utah Short Film & Video Festival.

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Rachel Amodeo

What About Me (1993) 16mm, black and white, 87 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Economics

WHAT ABOUT ME tells the story of a young woman, Lisa Napolitano (Rachel Amodeo), who through uncontrollable circumstances, finds herself homeless in New York City. The film portrays her gradual deterioration as she exists on the streets, intermingling with outcasts of society. Along the ways she encounters a shell shocked Vietnam veteran, Nick (Richard Edson); a nihilistic east-villager, Tom (Nick Zedd); and a sympathetic good samaritan, Paul (Richard Hell). WHAT ABOUT ME was shot on location in the Lower East Side and Tompkins Square Park. It also includes footage of the homeless shanty-town that existed in the park from 1989 through 1990. It features music by Johnny Thunders.

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Eric Andersen

Opus 49 (1967) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Also see Eric Andersen OPUS 74, VERSION 2 included in FLUXFILM PROGRAM.

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Eric Andersen

Opus 53=5x5x5 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

It consists of (five) 30-second loops to be screened by five projectors simultaneously . Projector I: 5 views from Cairo. Projector II: 5 views from London. Projector III: 5 views from Moscow. Projector IV: 5 views from New York. Projector V: 5 views from Tokyo. (Note: Anderson's sketch layout for arrangement of five projectors , placed at one end of a walk-through screening environment requiring four translucent screens and one "normal" screen will be provided with our confirmation of your order for this work.) Available either as single reel or multiple projection films on core. [Also see Eric Andersen OPUS 74, VERSION 2 included in FLUXFILM PROGRAM.]

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Thom Andersen

Melting (1965) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

MELTING shows the natural monostructural disintegration of a strawberry sundae, its passage from rigidity to softness, from edibility to waste. The spoon resting on the plate refers to the human presence, which lurks behind the screen, declining to interfere with what transpires.

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Thom Andersen

--- ------- (1967) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

A documentary about rock'n'roll. Making, buying, selling. Radio, jukebox, scoptione, pinball, poolhall. Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes. Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl. Seeburg, Wurlitzer. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, dancing, gesturing, surfing. LAPD, LA Country Sheriffs Dept., The Trip, The Lynch Bldg.. Top's, Pandora's Box, Maverick's Flat, someone's backyard. California Music Co. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on sunset strip. Hot rod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Watson, The Rainbows, The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, Earl-Jean. Stupid Girl, 19th nervous breakdown. Bill Haley and the Comets: you can get no further back than that. Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Great balls of fire. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown -The King. You cant catch me. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds. Wax reclamation, an early clue to the new direction. Mick Jagger/Earth Angel. Documentary material organized by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms. Vertically. --- ------- is completely structured; horizontally it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage. 1:2. 3:7. Right, left. Right to left--left to right. Up-down. Stasis, motion. Orange, magenta. Yellow, blue. Red, green. Magenta, orange. Blue, yellow. Green, red. 1:2, 1.5:3, 2:4, 3:6, 5:10, 8:16...

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Yvonne Andersen

Spaghetti Trouble (1963) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Comedy

Spaghetti-house customers and lazy waiters, beware! A mountain of spaghetti may await you! Featuring the comical, fascinatingly simple drawings of Red Groom, this film is sure to intrigue and entertain.

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Yvonne Andersen

Amazing Colossal Man, The (1964) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

Story, paper- mache characters, sets, animation, camera works, editing and sounds created by 12 children, ages 6-12, at the Yellow Ball Workshop, Yvonne Anderson Director.

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Yvonne Andersen

Meow, Meow (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A Yellow Ball-Ruckus Film. A lonely man finds a hungry alley cat and takes him home. The cat grows up fast. The man and the cat meet Green Face, the gangster.

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Yvonne Andersen

Yellow Ball Cache (1973) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

A collection of short cut out animated films made by students ages 5-15 at the Yellow Ball Workshop, 1965. Instructor: Yvonne Anderson.

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Dominic Angerame

Neptunian Space Angel (1977) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A film dealing with the alternative of human scaling within 16mm frame. The star walks from one edge of the screen, passes the center, but never reaches the opposite edge. Shot in extreme slow motion, this film creates an unusual and bizarre sense of timelessness and distance. This allows the viewer to become involved with every subtle movement within the frame. The center of the frame is constantly emptying itself, creating a vacuum, and is left entirely open, only to be filled again, not with images but the with the mind's eye. The space created in the center of the frame allows one to pass through the film, emptying itself, gives the viewer the space he needs so that he may feed energy back into the space. The film is unique approach in dealing with the space that surrounds filmic language

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Dominic Angerame

Film, A (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

An exploration of the phenomenon of constant change of Visual perception and the dynamic alteration of image perspective. The frame as a window whereby the viewer's conscienceness is both inside and outside. A graphic portrayal of the change of Chicago's seasons (from Fall to Winter) employing the technique of optical printing bi-pak. One foot black and white film was shot for ninety days consecutively and printed with color footage of close-ups of the same scene.

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Dominic Angerame

Art Institutionalized (Sfai 1980) (1980) 16mm, black and white, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy, Films about Film, Media

A humorous parody about the condition of creative film studies in Art Schools and Colleges in general. The soundtrack is a composition combining the musical score from the film Ballet Mecanique and the voices of the film students testing various pieces of film recording equipment and complaining about grades and procedures. The visuals reveal a modern day mechanical ballet performed by the instructor (myself) on the dada chessboard of absolute reality to the automatic beat of an intervolometer clicking time away one frame per second, as he attempts to relay technical data to his students.

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Dominic Angerame

Freedom's Skyway (1980) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

July 5, 1980. Summertime. San Francisco's Chinatown. A gang of Chinese Fireworks dealers dispose their unsold goods to the glory of emulsified film to enhance grain and image deterioration.

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Dominic Angerame

I'd Rather Be In Paris (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

... depicts the film maker's individual concern with his physical environment by autobiographically exploring his alternatives: Chicago, San Francisco, and the editing room itself. These urban explorations tend to concentrate on high speed assemblages of city-scape abstractions. Initially the images seem familiar, then gradually grow to take on unexpected significance. This transition from every-day-object into architectural talisman, results from Angerame's obsessive and unique attention to detail, as well as a whimsical sense of juxtaposition. The blue blots atop a San Francisco fire hydrant become just as relevant as the skylines impressive Transamerica pyramid. A man hole cover, rather than a tourist's landmark, tells us this is Chicago. Sprawling masses of concrete, plastic and steel seem to have captured the earth. Nature threatens only with the icy cold waves of Lake Michigan and a apocalyptically red sunset. Human's for the most part hauntingly innocuous, are reduced to soulless, miniscule organisms. Simultaneously random, repetitious, and absurd, their activities, e. g. shoveling snow and marching in a parade, resemble those of amphetaminzed rats in their proverbial maze. Even a Wim Wenders on location film-shoot appears to be nothing more than men and equipment, standing around waiting. Only the editing room serves as sanctuary. It is here that some semblance of order and tranquility resides. The camera pans the studio, with its by-now well established attention to detail. But it to is drawn to the outside world... the chaos, the confusion, the overwhelmingly massiveness. Light shifts dramatically, and through the window we glimpse a final image of this industrio-mechanical age the filmmaker so readily fears and transforms. -- Roger Nieboer

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Dominic Angerame

Mystery of Life (As Discovered In Los Angeles), The (1982) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

If you have to beg, or steal or borrow.. Welcome to Los Angeles, City of Tomorrow. -- Phil Ochs

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Dominic Angerame

Sambhoga-Kaya (1982) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

... describes a body that enjoys the wealth of purified vision. Herein dwells the enlightened one while embodied in the superhuman form. This is the first reflex on the heavenly planes and represents phenomenal appearances. It is the essence of the mind, the celestial state and the divine body of perfect endowment. The mind being as the uncreated and of the voidness, vacuous, ready to reach the point of Nirmana-Kaya, which is the primordial essence. -- Evans/ Wentz, Tibetan Book of Liberation the activity resulting from its enjoyment (the wealth of purified visions) is the instruction by the Sons of Victorious One and its spontaneity is its effortlessness. It is as if the King of Jewels (The Wishfulfillment Gem) were present --sGam. Po. Pa. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation Although purists in the study of Tibetan Buddhism and its teachings may think the use of it as a title to this piece, I feel that it is the only way in which to express the effect of the work. The path takes many forms and manifests separately with each, and this is my awareness of such a state as Sambhoga-Kaya.

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Dominic Angerame

Ticket Home, A (1982) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Going home -- from west to east; return. Part of a series of turning points. recording a journal in color language; shadows of faces. Realities and memories come out frame by frame. The rhythm of a summer vacation. Rituals of light to dark -- manifesting form. This is a translation of old friends and old places. A ticket home. This film journal resembles the memory charged visual fragments of a cross country trip to the filmmakers home. He calls it a respectful portrait of old friends and old places but tensions filled images combined with the rambling chant and urban ambience of its soundtrack indicates that a more anxious attitude, perhaps toward a fleeting present, underlies this personal document and ticket home." -- Lynn Corcoran, Media Study, Buffalo "Snippets of sunsoaked home movie footage, jumbled around kinetically, become a wild whorl of color and motion that's like watching the spin cycle in a washing machine. Dominic Angerame, with this film, gives you the distinct impression that someone's handling their childhood memories on a silver platter." -- Frank Young, The Tallahassee Flambeau

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Dominic Angerame

Hit The Turnpike! (1983) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of personal struggle and/ or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection (as filmmakers) or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave disappointment behind. Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had. -- Kevin Howe, Lamp The filmmaker has turned failure into success... if his last name is pronounced Anger-Aim he is well served by it. -- Gerry Goldberg, Lamp

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Dominic Angerame

Honeymoon In Reno (1983) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

I was hoping to strike it rich on our honeymoon in Reno. In a way I did, seeing that the camera was filled with very rich imagery in recording this visual journal of our brief visit. The soundtrack is a creation of Katie Steinorth who translated the Buddhist chant of Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum into the words oh honey, bring me home.

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Dominic Angerame

Voyeuristic Tendencies (1984) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Films about Film, Media

VOYEURISTIC TENDENCIES is not so much a film about voyeurism as it is our tendency to be voyeuristic. That tendency, nurtured by the filmmakers carefully crafted succession of visual teases and exploited by the camera's ability to become our eyes, becomes in increasingly evident as the film progresses. The camera teases the viewer, in this case, co-voyeur, not with sexual or erotic innuendo, but rather with graphic and aesthetic challenges. The partially opened window of a woman's dressing room forces us to realize our urge to see more about these hidden worlds. This type of cinematically- induced self- realization makes VOYEURISTIC TENDENCIES a powerfully human film. Most of the people we view appear to be merely going through the motions. Their actions seem hauntingly void of emotion or thought. By temporarily becoming voyeurs, we were hoping for bigger and better things, e. g. passion... melodrama, but are left with only a secretary nervously tapping her nails. ... a perfect sex film for the 80's. We are teased, cajoled, lured and finally snubbed as we learn one possible answer to what has happened to sex; it has been subsumed in our society's current confusion between artifice and reality. -- James Irwin also available from One Way Films

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Dominic Angerame

Continuum (1987) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

"In a superb manner, CONTINUUM builds from the bottom up a complex and finely woven picture of a day-in-the-life of labor, or a work, in progress, and without end, microcosmically reflecting a history of any labor and many an art. "Through elegantly overlaid, constructionist windows of geometric form, we see into the turgid furnace of man's multifarious tasks, and, as in a vision, behold the ballet of his tools and accoutrements: steaming tar, turning pulleys, swishing mops, changing lights and sewer-plates, acetyline torches and sandblasting serpents, snorting sting of jackhammers and gleaming jewels amid grime where undinal heat makes the atmosphere buckle. "And in the midst of it all -- the streets, the bridges, the roads, the roofs, the endless river of communication cables and the windowed monoliths of jutting superstructure -- there stands man, that somewhat Sisyphian, but irrepressible beast; not so much brawny as dauntless, to wit, wired for the thing-at-hand, welded to the task made a titan in collective will. "The film is like a dream you can't put your finger on and can't forget, because the very truth of it is so evasive, suggestive, labyrinthine. And then it dawns on you, or rather circumnavigates you: the very fact of life is heroic, makes heroes of each of us, every man, woman, and child, from the carpenter unto the architect, and the whole of it is so thoroughly interdependent, so very closely interwoven." -- Ronald Sauer

16mm Rental: $75.00

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Dominic Angerame

Deconstruction Sight (1995) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"A somber, gong-like tone opens DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT: the first image is a small light in darkness, a delicate flicker that grows to become a welder's torch. We are led into the film by a suggestive imagistic shorthand: 'the rise of man' is attended by the building of structures, and cities, a montage of the emblems of civilization. The end of the film brings a series of unnerving images - one reminiscent of an eerie jack-o-lantern from childhood memory: a skyscraper looming in the night, a bank of windows lit up like its gaping mouth. As fog and clouds rush in fast frame across the sky for a dizzying, synesthetic effect, Kevin Barnard's soundtrack pounds an urgent wail to the rhythm of climax spending itself in question, in philosophical ambiguity, not release. An almost palpable centrifugal force seems to move the final moments of the film into a spinout. "This is history without narrative, an abstract summation of what happens when human beings move stuff around and make something of it, grow tired of what they've made and demolish it using other things they've made, and then start all over again. What we build, what we destroy, what we find useful to do both, how we let our interaction with them describe what we call human -- these are some of the ideas Angerame's DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT suggests." -- from an essay by Barbara Jaspersen Voorhees, 1990

16mm Rental: $50.00

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Dominic Angerame

Premonition (1995) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"There's an exquisite despair and a dooming ambiguity suspended in the cool morning clarity of Dominic Angerame's new film, PREMONITION. It's short and bittersweet, like a prelude by Debussy, and promises a broad integration of the aesthetic elements of his work. ... But ... there's also a painful consciousness of the vanity of all things human and their transience .... "PREMONITION, despite its sadness, does not judge modernity and its Gargantuan feats of engineering, but, on the contrary, admires them, in the fullest aesthetic sense of the word, like a traveler turning a bend in the road whereby an enormity of landscape is revealed, overwhelming his ego, freeing him up toward a larger question while simultaneously diminishing his particularity in the very grandeur of it all. ... "Modernity, what happened to your highway? You tower over us, then you disappear. The arch and ribs of the guardrails seem so real to us. ... The casually defiant smoked cigarettes upon you. The sincerely healthy played tennis in your shadows. You were close to our places of work downtown. The seagulls' cries echoed in your ribcage. Gone. "[T]he film hides its meaning, comes in like the tide but still disappears. ... A fragment of a circle, abstracted. Near the bridge. The highway snakes along. Adolescents tagged it. A jogger like a flea on its back. And emptied of cars it's its own worst indictment: now that we're not busy with it, what can it mean? "PREMONITION is not about a defunct highway to have done with, it's the painful inventory of a desired and questionable relationship gone down." -- Ronald F.

Rental: $50.00
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Dominic Angerame

In the Course of Human Events (1997) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

After the 1989 quake the city of San Francisco decided to tear down the Embarcadero Freeway once and for all. The climate of dread evoked by PREMONITION is followed by a primitive yet seductive "tableau" of twisted metal. The bulldozers are prehistoric monsters that tear bits of metal and stone from the vulnerable concrete. Angerame films the spectacle in extremely precise shots that surgically unveil our obsession with destruction and technological decline. "[A]n exquisite black and white surrealist depiction of the Embarcadero Freeway demolition, in which dinosaurlike tractors gnash at an organic tangle of steel reinforcements. ... Inanimate objects and heavy machinery become living metaphors for generation through the director's signature use for high-contrast, time-lapse and double exposure cinematography. Like a moving gallery installation, the 23-minute piece is composed of individual shots so precise and emotionally evocative that each could stand on its own as testimony to Angerame's astounding talent." -- Silke Tudor, SF Weekly "... a metaphorical approach to architecture could be found in quite a few works and this is why the organizers put them together in a separate section. In this section, the most remarkable film was IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS by Dominic Angerame, a film that combines shorts of the tearing down of the Embarcadero Freeway in San Francisco with industrial music -- a proposal of an ambivalent interpretation of human break up and break down." -- Andreas Denk, Kunstforum, July-September 1998

Rental: $90.00
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Dominic Angerame

Line of Fire (1997) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Philosophical, Science & Medicine

In November of 1993 I was diagnosed as having coronary arterial disease. A subsequent angiogram revealed that open heart surgery was necessary - it was almost immediately performed. This angiogram was filmed originally on 35mm motion picture film. In March of 1995 my apartment burned down in the early morning hours and my girlfriend and I escaped with our neighbor down the rear fire escape as lethal smoke was enveloping us. I was able to return to the scene the next day in order to film the aftermath. This film is a blend of footage from these two episodes and explores the temporal nature of the lives we live.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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Gregory Anthon

Rhythm & Form; Grey Area III (1987) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Photographic animation is used to trace patterns of shapes found in nature from macroscopic to astronomic levels. Abstract images gradually dissolve into geometric forms until images of human life emerge, and finally return to abstract textures. A percussion soundtrack is used to emphasize rhythms inherent in the film. Videotape copies are available directly from the filmmaker.

Rental: $30.00
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Gregory Anthon

Travels And Dreams: Grey Area II (1987) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental film in which the viewer is hurtled through a series of dreamscapes. Optical printing is used to alter the experience of time, giving ordinary images a foreboding quality.

Rental: $30.00
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Michelangelo Antonioni

Nettezza Urbana: N. U. (1948) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Antonioni's second film, an essay on Roman Street sweepers, much of it photographed at dawn and dusk, using the visual methods that appear in his later feature films. From the narration: Apparently we don't care who these sweepers are or how they live, these quiet and humble workers who no one deems worthy of a word or even a stare. Street sweepers are a apart of the city to the same degree as inanimate objects. And yet, no one more than they takes part in the life of the city -- Robert A. Haller

Rental: $40.00
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George Arcaro

Small Bronze Mask, A (1960) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

The film has a dual focus. First, portrait of a young artist, Nathaniel Kaz, at the brink of a successful career in sculpture. Second, a visual treatise on his sculpture. The work shows the merging of the artist's life-style and philosophical approach to his work, with views of his sculpture in the context of his Brooklyn studio. At the time of filming, Kaz was approaching his fortieth year. -- (per Kaz.)

Rental: $30.00
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Sara-Kathryn Arledge

Introspection (1946) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Disembodied parts of dancers are seen moving freely in black space... form a moving and rhythmic three dimensional design and semi-abstract shapes. -- Lewis Jacobs, Avant Garde Production in America. Experiment in the Film, Gray Walls Press, London, 1949 Our dance audience seems particularly pleased with the opportunity to enjoy such a rare film. -- Margaret Cooper, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, 1977. Purpose: to demonstrate a (then) new dance medium totally different from the stage. Audience: general public, dancers, artist's.

Rental: $30.00
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Sara-Kathryn Arledge

What Is A Man? (1958) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

I consider WHAT IS A MAN? a sophisticated humorous exploration of the experimental film medium. -- Shirley Clarke It is a satire with undertones of the cosmic spirit. It explores the vision and the everyday life of people. Creative Film Foundation Award for best script, 1956

Rental: $30.00
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Ralph Arlyck

Acquired Taste, An (1973) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Comedy, Economics

A hilarious, incisive look at America's obsession with success... A filmmaker turns 40 and casts a wry look back at the school, work, and media influences which have shaped his life through four decades. A peek just behind the smile of self-congratulations. AN ACQUIRED TASTE is only twenty- six minutes long, but it is a feature length delight... This is a loving, funny movie. -- Vincent Canby, New York Times.

Rental: $55.00
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Ralph Arlyck

Natural Habitat (1973) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Philosophical

In NATURAL HABITAT ... Ralph Arlyck, through devastatingly well-selected and well-edited images --an airline hostess explaining the safety features of her plane, a girl selling Teflon pans in a department store, post office employees adapting to the pace and rhythm of their machines--offers an uncomfortably accurate view of the robot-like patterns of our daily job routines. -- Arthur Knight, Saturday Review, June 10, 1972. ... a truly outstanding example of documentary montage whose precision of control creates a profoundly revealing comment on the dehumanization of urban life. -- Owen Shapiro, festival judge I would place this film among the top entries at any festivals where I have seen it. -- Edgar Daniels (Mr. Daniels has written about NATURAL HABITAT in the National Observer, Filmmakers Newsletter, and the Journal of Popular Culture.)

Rental: $30.00
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Ralph Arlyck

Sean (1973) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, family

The film is unpretentious and yet profound in having a point of view, a sense of humor and a knowledge of how to use the limited technical resources to enhance the subject and style. Sean is a 4-year-old boy who sits barefoot on a couch in his home in Haight-Ashbury and discourses on pot (he prefers eating it to smoking it), being busted by the fuzz, how he recognizes a speed freak (they're so skinny), his fear of the dark), his dreams about flying and what he hopes to be doing when he is 5 ( to stop sucking his thumb) Director Arlyck starts with a good subject for a short documentary, asks him provocative questions and gives the whole thing an organic form that wastes no footage whatever. Josesh Gelmis, Newsday

Rental: $60.00
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Ralph Arlyck

Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa (1986) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A rare example of originality in the much abused genre of films about art. GODZILLA MEETS MONA LISA is more than a film about an art museum -- it is also a fascinating study of folly, contemporary values, confrontation, and future visions. -- David Katzive, Museum Television Production Reflections on Pompidou Center. Who is art for? A delightful document that is certain to amuse and edify a wide range of audiences. -- Wendy Keys, Film Society of Lincoln Center Festival

Rental: $65.00
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John R. Armstrong

Hunted, The (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: History

... is the short drama of a dream, and a young man's blindness to his fate. The setting is 1863 during the civil war, and the young man, a confederate army regular, finds himself alone and running from death in the form of two union soldiers. The tempo and emotional tensions of the film build rapidly only to come to an end as abruptly as a gun shot, then change form and begin again. The excellent music score, written and conducted by one of the film's actors, Joseph Lonon, does much to heighten the drama of the film.

Rental: $30.00
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Martin Arnold

piece touchee (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

An 18-second sequence originally from a fifties American "B" movie is reproduced frame by frame and altered as to its temporal and spatial progression. Given factors: her and him, the scenographic space and the time spent in that scenographic space.

Rental: $48.00
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Martin Arnold

passage a l'acte (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage, Structural

Given context: a Hollywood text from the early sixties; a family breakfast with husband, wife, son and daughter. Inscribed: a re-petition of what is diminished, set apart and alien; a symptom. Four people at the breakfast table, an American family, locked in the beat of the cutting table. The short, pulsating sequence at the family table shows, in its original state, a classic, deceptive harmony. Arnold deconstructs this scenario of normality by destroying its original continuity. It catches on the tinny sounds and bizarre body movements of the subjects, which, in reaction, become snagged on the continuity. The message, which lies deep under the surface of the family idyll, suppressed or lost, is exposed -- that message is war. "The first shock, the first flight, the fear at the beginning of the film: The son jumps up from the table and throws open the door, which sticks in an Arnoldian loop of hard, hammering rhythm. He is compelled to return to the table by a mechanically repeated paternal order, 'Sit down.' And at the end, when the two children spring up, finally released from their bondage, Arnold is again caught at the door; at the infernally hammering door, as if it were completely senseless to try to leave here -- this location of childhood and two-faced cinema." -- Stefan Grissemann

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Martin Arnold

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Music

In his new film Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy which together with piece touchee; and passage a l'acte, forms a sort of a trilogy of compulsive repetition, Arnold's campaign of deconstruction of Hollywood film codes finally turns to film music. The process links in with the other two films. The family scenes, which in the original last only seconds are not particularly notable, are surgically sectioned into single frames. Using repetition of these 'single cells' and a new rhythm -- a kind of cloning procedure -- Arnold then creates and inflated, monstrous doppleganger of the original cuts lasting many minutes. The hidden message of sex and violence is turned inside out to the point where it simply crackles. In Alone. ... the crossing of three harmless teenager films gives birth to an Oedipal drama in which not only mother love mutates to sheet lust. Since passage a l'acte, and contrary to other found-footage filmmakers who choose to remove their work into the realms of silent nostalgia, Arnold has re-worked the sound track along with the image. Because of this what one hears in Alone. ... is the eerie, rasping 'silence' of sound film, pregnant with suppressed tension. And exactly at the point where the illusion of full, living present is seemingly at its strongest -- in the screen presence of Judy Garland singing -- one senses the machine, and, implicitly, death, at work. -- Dirk Shaefer

Rental: $60.00
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Steven Arnold

Liberation of The Mannique Mechanique, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"This film has a sensitive balance of all its parts and it is realized with masterly control. Each gesture, movement, position, as well as all of the costuming, make-up and props work in a harmony for this under-dream-world of Eastern magicians. Even the bodies of the actors look as though they were designed for the film. There is odalisque fragrance of incense and kief... and behind that, almost imperceptible, the smell of rotting flesh. Arnold has made a beautiful and powerful film poem that is saturated with style." -- Robert Nelson "I've always liked the "Liberation of the Mannique Mechanique"... a heavy sense of the macabre, the mystical, the twilight world. It was a kind of Rosicrucian gang-rape." -- Gene Youngblood, Los Angels Free Press. "... overt symbolic content... strong black and white photography. I find that Arnold and Wiese are just more sensitive to a certain quality of photographic image than other filmmakers I can name." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $60.00
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Steven Arnold

Elements, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"THE ELEMENTS depicts personifications of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, in metaphor. The bodies of each blending in movement. "... the film's most outstanding quality is its rich delineation in terms of what can be called traditionally fine photographic technique." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $35.00
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Luis Ernesto Arocha

Windows (Las Ventanas De Salcedo) (1969) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

On Love, Sex, Violence, War and Tchaikowsky. "The filmmaker uses the objects of painter Salcedo to poke gentle and savage fun at society and its follies... a continuous mad charade!" -- Tom Chomont. On Arocha: "I know of no films more uncompromising in grotesquerie of burlesque, in gigantism of overstatement, than the comedies of Arocha. His actors are possessed to frenzy with their roles, filled to bursting with their identities; they hypertrophy into fantastic growths, revealing comic flaws enormous, monstrous enough to swallow whole the old familiar characters of Samson, Traviata, and Dracula, and even to make the best of us laugh." -- Ken Kelman.

Rental: $30.00
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Luis Ernesto Arocha

Samson & Delilah (1970) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

An explosion of Delilah myth. A biblical super-spectacular in the Bizet-De Mille grand opera tradition, with torrid ballet sequence.

Rental: $30.00
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Luis Ernesto Arocha

Happy Birthday Babye Starr (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Nostalgic old postcards in a not so nostalgic bawdy collage birthday present for the star of MOTHERLOVE.

Rental: $30.00
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Adolfo Arrieta

Adventures of Sylvia Couski, The (1972) 16mm, color, 85.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Music, Queer / Bi / Trans

This film is a musical comedy, or maybe a fairy tale... Everything reduced to the surface as in the paintings of the Primitive School, as in dreams, as in musical comedies... A story as a pretext for a series of portraits, and a series of portraits as a pretext for an invented story in an invented city (Paris), a city of transvestites trying to relive the Belle Epoque of festivities and art... "I saw Arrieta's film last June, in Toulon. It was made in Paris so I thought it was French and I was surprised to see a French film recording the world of the transvestite because this subject has been a tabu in modern (new) French cinema. Later I found out that Arrieta was Spanish, from Madrid, and that Paris was only one of his stations. "French or Spanish -- I found Arrieta's film compelling, informative, entertaining, and beautiful. As I said, its subject is the Paris transvestite scene and it's depicted with the flair of Jack Smith, the directness of Andy Warhol, and the special tenderness of Arrieta. I salute the Poet." -- Jonas Mekas, February, 1975.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Paul Arthur

Cliffs The Slick City Detour, The (1985) 16mm, black and white, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Living in suburban New Jersey watching too much film noir on television. The materials thrown together are: a partial inventory of houses in my neighborhood; a fragment of a dream journal; a 1949 pamphlet about Englewood Cliffs by The League Women Voters; outtakes from a fiction film I acted in; lines from famous movies; a passage from Engels' The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Paul Arthur

Theory of The Leisure Class (1985) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Found Footage, History

A contemporary golf course is paired with footage taken by the Edison Company in 1897 and buttressed with iconography from the spectrum of leisure class motivations. A montage of material around the idea of film as history.

Rental: $30.00
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Paul Arthur

(Late) of The Primates Place (1986) 16mm, black and white, 73 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An autobiographical travelogue that bridges a period of six plus years and two coats, enfolding a series of personal and national misfortunes which find only indirect representation. Splayed across the film's terrain are a collection of portraits, several postcards, unfinished film, films or parts of films made by others, demonstrations, detritus, notes and paratactic formations. Four parts fall roughly under the headings the east, the middle, the borders. There are times when it appears caught in a vise of separate, even antagonistic, histories: public and private, natural and man-made, internal and external, material and imagined. As I was putting it together there were moments when the sequence resembled a highway; not the famous grand unfinished turnpike but the more commonplace site of static objects and bodies in motion, compounded of routine dangers, boredom, anthropology, advertising and the edges of the forest. I tried to pay off many debts here. Doing so meant resorting to a degree of the self to which I trust I will not have to return anytime soon. Dedicated to memory of Jack Arthur.

Rental: $150.00
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Shawn Atkins

Anastasia and the Queen of Hearts (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Shawn Atkins' work in animation spans from making personal narrative films to teaching workshops to at-risk youth and curating programs of experimental animation. An animated love story.

Rental: $30.00
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Shawn Atkins

Travelling Eye of the Blue Cat (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

This photo-collage animation is a surreal fairy tale that begins when a girl is awakened one morning by a mysterious seagull. She follows the bird to an abandoned garden, where she discovers the edge of the world and a single tree bearing tangled red fruit. The girl takes a bite of the fruit and is catapulted into a startling, violent and extended metamorphosis.

Rental: $85.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Charles Atlas

Walkaround Time (1973) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Marcel Duchamp, Merce Cunningham and Jasper Johns were guests at the same New York party one night. Johns had an idea of a way in which Duchamp's THE LARGE GLASS could work as decor for a dance for Cunningham's company. Cunningham was enthusiastic and Johns crossed the room to approach Duchamp with the proposal. Duchamp frowned. 'Who will do the work?' Johns said, 'I will.' Relieved, Duchamp readily agreed. Duchamp attended the premiere of WALKAROUND TIME in Buffalo, New York on March 10, 1968. The dance is atypical in the Cunningham repertory. Though the choreography, the music and the decor were each independently conceived, they share a common thematic purpose: a homage to the work of Marcel Duchamp. In more typical Cunningham fashion the music was first heard when it was performed with the dance on opening night, and the set was incorporated into the piece only shortly before the premiere. The choreography makes reference to Duchamp in concept (composition) and in detail (physical image). Cunningham has translated Duchamp's concern with transparency in terms of movement into a dance composition which explores the possibilities of lateral movement back and forth across a proscenium space. In addition to the 'transparent' clarity of this way of shaping space (as against, for example, the use of a swirling space), this is movement that retains its visual integrity as the dancers pass behind the see-through vinyl inflatables of the set. The stillnesses that penetrate and surround the movement have a definite Duchamp flavor. Cunningham's ready-made is the 'laissez-faire' movement during the 'entr'acte' and when he changes costume on stage, it is a nod to the famous nude. The viewer is left to complete the dance with discoveries of Duchampiana on many levels. The Duchamp-related material is, however, the choreographer's subtext. Cunningham's prime concern is choreography that is compelling on an abstract level, plainly as movement in space and time. WALKAROUND TIME individualizes itself in the Cunningham oeuvre by a certain conceptual austerity; I find its particulars cerebral quality fascinating. This movie of WALKAROUND TIME was shot on two separate occasions. Each set of circumstances allowed me to deal with different problems related to filming dance. WALKAROUND TIME is composed of seven sections each approximately seven minutes long. The first three sections were shot in Berkeley, California with a single hand-held camera during an afternoon stop-and-start rehearsal. The attempt was to record the complete choreographic material in actual time with a variety of points of view, and yet to keep the integrity of the movement. The last four sections were shot a year later in Paris, France with three cameras during a live performance. My concern here was to capture the actual performance quality of the dancers, and in the last two sections to make a filmic approximation of the experience of seeing a dance. "I think WALKAROUND TIME is, purely and simply, a masterwork. In its ambling way it illustrates many of these elements that go to make up Cunningham's greatness as a choreographer. The film shows what Cunningham is all about and it can make lifetime converts of those who can learn to meet the choreographer on his own terms." -- John Mueller, "Films: Merce Cunningham's WALKAROUND TIME", Dance Magazine.

Rental: $60.00
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Charles Atlas

Roamin' I (1979) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

With outtakes from the filmdance LOCALE, by Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas.

Rental: $60.00
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Charles Atlas

Channels/Inserts (1982) 16mm, color, 31.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Although it is film, it refers to the experience of television and the ability of the viewer to switch from one channel to the next, jumping from one space, one image, one group of people to a new space and a new cast of characters without blinking. The capacity of film to focus and frame space, as well as to represent it through editing and camera movement, is part of the subject." -- Sally Banes, The Village Voice (4/6/82)

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Maeva Aubert

Loisada, Avenue C (2004) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

"Loisada" means "Lower East Side" in New York slang. It's also the name of the neighborhood where the community garden at Avenue C is located. I flimed this garden throughout different seasons at a time when I was a community gardener. Far from being a didactic documentary, my film is a personal experience, plastic, sonorous and poetic. Gardeners told me their day to day life outside the garden, and others, more reserved gave me recipes or told me about their favorite film, etc... LOISADA, AVENUE C is a parable on the mixture of human and urban culture in New York, in an enclosed garden, a living place that "knits" social links between inhabitants in a lower income neighborhood. It's a film about human nature and the quality of life. I made my film between 1998 and 1999 when I lived in New York. The interviews with the gardeners came first; it was my way of getting to know them. While walking from my home to the garden, I recorded the cacophony of ambient musical sounds that became a part of the city's din. Later, I filmed in 16mm, Super 8, and also used a still camera.

Rental: $75.00 sale price: 160.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $160.00

David Audet

Frame of Mind (1980) 16mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Ode to the machine, to man, to the Third World War. "Examines the evolution of intelligent thought, using expressionistic landscapes, with manipulations, camera malfunction, and a sense of humor." -- Jim Dina

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

William Ault

Movie Set, The (1964) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about FilmFilms about Film, Media

I made the film four years ago, but only completed it during the last year. It was shot with an old hand-operated 35mm Pathe camera, shown in the opening of this film, and as used to film INTOLERANCE, I used the set of the Babylonian sequence from Griffith's INTOLERANCE, from a 15" x 23" still photograph made from the original 8" x 10" negative taken back in the winter of 1915-16. My intent is a re-seeing or re-visiting of the set by the camera which was one of the actual cameras used in shooting INTOLERANCE. All optical effects were done in the camera, using high-contrast positive raw film stock. In keeping with the subject, I made the film as a silent film with piano music from a cue sheet used in theaters during screenings of the original Babylonian sequence of INTOLERANCE, so it is not an anachronism... only an acknowledgment to D. W. Griffith, whose vision was 'to make you see'. And that is what I attempted in making the film, using the unbelievable detail and imagery that I found in the photograph of this Movie Set of movie sets. "Should be shown as a veritable study-text in every motion picture class in the country... mimesis on the highest possible level of creative achievement.' -- Gregory J. Markopoulous, judge, 3rd Los Angeles Film-Makers' Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Sonntag Platz (1982) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A word to Paul Klee. The first film upon which I painted. The texture here is smoother and the forms closed more than in theater films. Still I was occupied with the concerns I held dear as a painter.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Big Brother (1983) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A comic book/collage film. The images are taken from commercials (35mm and 16mm) and super-8. Sections of the frames were cut out and then placed into super-8 film frames which had been painted upon, a mouth here, a leg there. This film can also be read like a comic on the rewinds. The film was blown up to 16mm. Ironically my hope had been to keep the film in super-8 as a discourse on gauge chauvinism, one of the implications in the title.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Snow Movies (1983) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Shot in the winter landscape of upstate New York and in snow bound Cambridge, MA. I have broken down the various previews and scales to two dimensions will pixillation and framing. Phil S. says ('83) it was like watching a capsulized version of the history of western painting (I paraphrase).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

First of May (1984) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A two minute epic of sorts. Desires surface. A kind of decay sets in. Water gives in to gravity carrying off the fading effects of gaudy, carnal dawn.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Midweekend (1985) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage

A painted film with Great Society era social services how to films and other footage from travel, educational. documentaries and unsplit 8mm. Films spliced in with painted film leader in rapid sequences of one to three frames.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Caroline Avery

Pilgrim's Progress (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A discourse on marketing through images. The surface of the film is an abstract potpourri of polyrhythms, named items jumping into recognition here and there. I pulled magazine ink off the page with scotch tape and glued the tape strips onto film leader and rephotographed. It is a tale of coming to terms, or learning to relax and suspend disbelief.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Miniatures: I, Steve; II, Owen (1986) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

A series of very short collectibles. An album of personalities. Shown through my perception of individuals I know. This is an ongoing project. Please check with coop for new additions.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Mr. Speaker (1986) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal

A moment in history from the first days of videotaped congressional activity. Shot with a broken sound camera off the T. V. A nonsense rhyme with no answer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Ready Mades In Hades (1986) 16mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Photographed in East Sommerville, MA. An empty lot piled with garbage and remnants of the past lives of its nearby residents cut in with the brave laundry of a preset set of inhabitants next door, the children of whom roam through this claustrophobic making their own private sense of it all.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Cross Road (1988) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

After having fallen down on my knees. A painted salutation to Hermes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Dancer For The Coronation (1988) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

The Twined Shadow of the Dance. One dancer folding back upon herself.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sol Alonso

Proyecto Lobo (2016) b&w, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Fashion film by Julia Saldain, Antonella Moltini & Sol Alonso.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Ephraim Asili

American Hunger (2013) color & bw, 19 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Oscillating between a street festival in Philadelphia, the slave forts and capitol city of Ghana, and the New Jersey shore, American Hunger, explores the relationship between personal experience and collective histories. American fantasies confront African realities. African realities confront American fantasies. African fantasies confront American realities. American realities confront African fantasies... Available on DVD/Blu Ray

Rental: $75
DVD NTSC Rental: $75. Blu Ray $150

Ephraim Asili

Forged Ways (2011) color and bw, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Photographed on location in Harlem, Ethiopia, Forged Ways combines elements of documentary, narrative, and experimental film form. Structurally the film cycles between the first person account of filmmaker, the third person experience of a man navigating the streets of Harlem, and day-to-day life in cities and villages of Ethiopia. By subduing any definitive story-line or "message" the film functions as an audio visual meditation on the constructs surrounding African American cultural identity while simultaneously examining some of the more subtle implications involved in maintaining an identity that spans hundreds of years, and thousands of miles.

Available on DVD and Blu Ray

Rental: $75
DVD NTSC Rental: $75. Blu Ray $150

Ephraim Asili

Movie Tote (2007) Color and bw, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: comedy , ethnic/multicultural , found footage , political/social activism

Constructed entirely from clips gleaned from the digitized contents of the Prelinger Archives, Movie Tote explores the history of race and class in the United States. The first film ever finished!

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50. Blu Ray 75

Dominic Angerame

Anaconda Targets (2004) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political

"Anaconda Targets, a documentation tape of aerial bombings by the American military in Afghanistan, depicts the devastating effect of smart bombs. Not often featured in media reports, the soldiers' voices form the soundtrack that accompanies these chilling images. The document has been appropriated by filmmaker Dominic Angerame as a critique of his government's military aggression." - Susan Oxtoby

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Kiki Allgeier

Dear Joe P. Bear (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: nature

This film is a response to a letter written by Matt McCormick entitled "Sincerely Joe P. Bear." It is an exploration of alternative modes of editing using a manual bolex camera and found footage of a polar bear hunt. Using such antiquated editing techniques for a contemporary film is a way of expressing the filmmaker's recurring dream like memories. Written and Directed by Kiki Allgeier Co-Directed by Nikihil Melnechuk Director of Photography Jeff Silva Starring: Kiki Allgeier Sophie Landon and Robert Michaels

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

City Symphony Parts 1 & 2 (1987-1997) DVD NTSC, b/w, 60 min

Contains the five films: Continuum (1987), Deconstruction Sight (1995), Premonition (1995), In the Course of Human Events (1997), Line of Fire (1997).

More information about the City Symphony series can be found here: http://www.leftcurve.org/LC35WebPages/Brutal%20Reality%20of%20Change.Dominic%20Angerame.pdf

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 individuals/ $400 institutions (with The Soul of Things)

Gary Adlestein

Gaudi & Cezannescapes (1991-2006) DVD_NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Landscape Architecture

Three experimental shorts inspired informed by the styles of the artists they celebrate. (the two most recent are mini-DV's, the other, created 15 years previously, is a single-system sound, edited- [mostly] -in-camera super-8 film) GAUDI (2006, mini-DV, 2:40 min) Gaudi's great La Sagrata Familia begun in Barcelona in the 1880's, still remains a vital work in progress ('07: Dudley Cinema Venice, CA: Athens International Film/ Video Festival: Black Maria Film/ Video Festival, Director's Choice Prize). LA PEDRERA (2006, mini-DV, 2:45 min, silent) If the Sagrata Familia, its vertical, spiraling thrusts leaping heavenward, is Gaudi's sacred masterpiece, his LA Pedrera (a Barcelona apartment house, luxuriating in leisurely horizontal undulations, is its profane partner. CEZANNESCAPES 1 & 2 (1991, s-8/snd, 5:30 min.) his paintings are forever inscribed in the Provencal landscape (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" at MoMA, 1982-2001).

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Mercy for Animals

Fowl Play (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: enviorment & nature, political & social activism

A battle is brewing over the ethics of our food choices. Gone are the days of open pasture and idyllic barnyard scenes instilled in our mind from childhood. Today, the over 9 billion animals reared for food production lead short lives chronicled with deprivation, confinement, mutilation, and merciless slaughter. The fallout is a growing movement of compassionate consumers who are rejecting factory-style farming and the exploitation of animals used for food. They are organizing, documenting the living nightmare that animals face, and speaking out against animal-based agriculture. Fowl Play takes viewers on an unforgettable journey behind the closed doors of some of the country's largest egg production facilities and graphically illustrates the heartbreaking plight of laying hens - condemned to lives crowded inside file-drawer-sized cages. Through touching interviews with animal rescuers, undercover investigators, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists, we hear powerful stories motivated by kindness and courage from the dedicated individuals who are fighting to save the modern day hen - perhaps the most abused and exploited animal on earth. Connecting the dots between consumer demand for meat, dairy and eggs and the perpetuation of animal abuse, Fowl Play leaves viewers with a groundbreaking message of personal responsibility and the potential each of us holds to change the world - one meal at a time.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Three Films: Pixiescope, The Waifen Maiden, Consume (2003) 16mm, color and b/w, 16:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation of Three Films by Dominic Angergame--PIXIESCOPE, THE WAIFEN MAIDEN, and CONSUME. PIXIESCOPE: Music by Molto Vox, Kevin Bernard on guitars and processing and Barbara Jaspersen on vocals. A film that seems to be partially created by the magic that only pixies can create. I went out shooting with my Bolex with the intention of shooting a series of very short one-second movies. When the film was returned to me by the lab I discovered that surperimposed over the images I had shot were images I did not shoot. There appeared superimposed images of various women flexing their muscles and posing for some unknown camera person besides myself. This film is a result and a sort of homage to pixies wherever they may be. THE WAIFEN MAIDEN: Starring Zhanna. Gamaya ("Lead Us") a Sanskrit mantra peformed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. This is a haiku and offers a prelude to CONSUME. CONSUME: Starring Zhanna. Pomolusya ("I Will Pray") Ukranian Prayer performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. Excerpts from "Lyrical" and "Chaos" from the tribe recording of Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors with permission from Raven Recording. Inspired by the novel FLICKER by Theodore Roszak, this film was intended to explore the images captured in the flickering light of multiple projector beams. By utilizing superimpositions within the camera, one could experience the pulsating light and explore hidden imagery through use of the "Sally Rand" that Roszak refers to. However, once production began . . . the projector beams began to put both myself and my actress into a trance state due to the strobe light it presented . . . the resulting film turned into a trance by natural evolution and in essence the film becomes even more . . . It becomes an exploration into oneself and the sense of seeing and being at the same time . . . both an inward journey and an outward one . . .

16mm Rental: $65.00

Gary Adlestein

Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

A documentary (in the city symphony tradition begun by experimentalists in the 1920s) that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait--the first film to receive a production grant from the PA Council of the Arts--was shown at film venues (eg. MoMA's "What's Happening" series) and festivals throughout the country. As the years have passed, the makers of the documentary have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970s time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. (According to 2010 Census Bureau data on cities with a population of more than 65,000, Reading had the "largest share of its residents living in poverty, barely edging out Flint, Michigan." -- New York Times, 10/26/11). "So exotic and oozing with character, I forgot I was looking at my own culture. Unforgettable and beautifully bizarre." -- Mike Kuchar. "Very impressive--one of the best of its kind that I've seen." -- Bill Judson, Film Curator, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. "One of the most original and most interesting American independent feature-length films of 1975." Film Comment, May/June 1976.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00 individual / $50.00 institutional

Suzan Al-Doghachi

Life Without Compromise (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists

This film is an intimate portrait of three women artists, living and working in New York City's East Village. The documentary takes you deep inside the creative process that propels these artists. Honest, bold and powerful they live a LIFE WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Theresa Byrnes is a painter and performance artist. Her performances are physical, visceral, and confronting. Barbara Monoian is a sculptor, fisherman and houses a museum in her small NYC apartment. Agni Zotis is a spiritual painter and host of a salon that includes internationally known and underground artists, poets, and musicians.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Adolpho Arrietta

La Trilogia del Angel (1965-1969) DVD PAL, b/w, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

EL CRIMEN DE LA PIRINDOLA 16mm (1965) 18 min LA IMITACION DEL ANGEL 16mm (1966) 21 min LE JOUET CRIMINEL 16mm (1969) 36 min An angel watching over a boy. This angelwith these wings, that Melies could have invented, will never leave Arrietta's films. As if it had become his guardian angel, watching over his preserved childhood, a smile haunting his cruelest films. - Emile Breton Arrietta scrutinizes and stalks the people he freezes on celluloid in the manner of filmmakers like Jacques Rivette, Jean Eustache and Jacques Rozier, yet, at the same time, he instills an atmosphere of fantasy reminiscent of Jean Cocteau. This symbiosis, rarely faulted, produces very beneficial effects. - Gerard Courant

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #6: Marcel Hanoun (1956-2003) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 150 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #9: Stephen Dwoskin (1964-2010) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 114 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEX # 9 STEPHEN DWOSKIN (2006-2010) 59 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Un parcours - Coops et Festivals 10 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Trixi 7 min MAGGIE JENNINGS : Oblivion 7 min RACHEL GARFIELD : Travailler avec Stephen dwoskin 9 min 2 Films by STEPHEN DWOSKIN PHONE STRIP (2007) video 8 min NAISSANT (1964) b&w 14 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Dominic Angerame

Soul of Things, The (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Nothing is apparent to ordinary vision until it is painted upon the window of the soul.(William Denton 1866) William Denton is one of the early pioneers exploring the art and science of psychometry. Psychometrics believes that every object emits a field of energy. That energy can transit its entire history through touch. That is every brick contains the history of what happened inside its walls and outside its walls and at the same time its own history of creation. If one is sensitive enough this energy field of historical information can be transferred and one can obtain a complete knowledge of its history. In my case the touching is filming. In our urban landscape we are continually destroying our past through destruction of buildings and replacing them with artificial man made materials. Hence removing us from our very history. William Denton performed many successful experiments in the field of psychometry documented in one of his books called The Soul of Things. "...Thank you so much for sending The Soul of Things, with your beautifully evocative imagery. The dynamic compositions are at times remindful of early Eisenstein . . . or the rhythms suggestive of a latter day Man with A Movie Camera perhaps . . . but your particular and subtle presentation of threatening machinery and sense of loss also evolves into shifting layers of light that seem to present, then, an interlocking presence of the transitory and the perennial. It's very moving, and increasingly so with repeated viewings."(Marilyn Brakhage) Shown: Athens International Film Festival, 2011 Hong Kong Film Festival, 2011 Cinema By the Bay, San Francisco Film Society, 2010 Viennale Film Festival, Austria, 2010 New York Film Festival, Views from The Avant Garde, 2010 Toronto Internation Film Festival, Wavelength Series, 2010 Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, 2010 Exis Film Festival, Seoul Korea 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival, 2011 More info on the City Symphony series can be found online at http://www.leftcurve.org/LC35WebPages/Brutal%20Reality%20of%20Change.Dominic%20Angerame.pdf

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 individual/ $200 institutional

Gary Adlestein

Reading 1974: Portrait of a City (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history

Produced and directed by: Gary Adlestein, Costa Mantis, Jerry Orr. 30th Anniversary Edition. A documentary (in the city symphony tradition begun by experimentalists in the 1920's) that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutten and redesigned to make way for the "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait - the first film to receive a production grant from the PA Council of the Arts - was shown at film venues (eg., MoMA's "What's Happening" series) and festivals throughout the country. As the years have passed, the makers of the documentary have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970's time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. (According to the 2010 Census Bureau data on cities with a population of more than 65,000, Reading had the "largest share of its residents living in poverty, barely edging out Flint, Mich." - New York Times 10/26/11). So exotic and oozing with character, I forgot I was looking at my own culture. Unforgettable and beautifully bizarre. (Mike Kuchar) Very impressive - one of the best of its kind that I've seen. - Bill Judson, Film Curator, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute One of the most original and most interesting American independent feature-length films of 1975. - Film Comment, May/June 1976

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $35 individual/ $50 institutional

Josephine Ahnelt

Tic Tac (2011) DVD NTSC, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children and youth, hand processed, landscape and architecture

"Tic Tac is a zigzagging parkour move in which the runner pushes off from a surface to jump over obstacles or climb tight spaces between buildings. However, not much of the eponymous technique can be seen in young filmmaker Josephine Ahnelt's work: The movement takes place in the protagonists' faces. Tic Tac examines in microscopic detail the psychological processes that play out while a group of young parkour traceurs do their thing. The camera focuses on their facial expressions and gestures, their anxiety and nervousness, and also their pleasure and pain.

Ahnelt, a former pupil of Friedl Kubelka, works with a representational process in which the internal field of tension is reflected in the external field of tension and the ledges and concrete slabs that must be surmounted. The former entails the testing of one's own competitive ability and performance and how they are put to use. The film also reflects in this intermediate space on the representational process' social aspects: The activity itself, which is meant to be observed, is left out, and instead the gaze is directed at this more or less enthusiastic desire.

The scratches on the grainy Super 8 film stock evoke vague memories of a time filled with friction. The film's visual grammar combines with reminiscences of a transitional phase for which terms such as "coming of age" are employed to describe dramatic structure in film. The absence of sound underlines the impression of distance. Ahnelt's black-and-white work is a timeless description of a state of being. In the shooting process, the film, which was edited in the camera, also reflects the fleeting nature and unpredictability of the states it portrays." -Angelika Unterholzner

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

16mm Sale: $Price on Demand

Josephine Ahnelt

Water from Grain (2013) DVD NTSC, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, hand processed

The poetry of Water from Grain grows out of an apparent contradiction stemming from its seeming timelessness while it plays out on the clearly recognizable outskirts of Vienna in the years of 2011 and 2012. Josephine Ahnelt accompanies two youths, a boy and a girl, with her Super-8 camera. Her main interest is focused upon the woman, her subtle beauty and her shapely form. Black and white and silent, the film focuses upon the visual impact of fleeting moments employing lighting, facial expression and gesture rather than dialogue to conjure its atmosphere. The footage was hand processed and is hence blemished, the resulting impurities obscuring and transcending certain scenes.

The first chapter unfolds at an airport. There where the longing for far away places and the other provides the stuff of fantasy the protagonists lean against the railing of a parking garage and gaze downwards, they pursue each other in a game of catch and the young woman poses in the shadow play of the concrete desert. She seems older than the young man, more thoughtful and closer to adulthood. Both seem to use this anonymous place of transit as a location for their freedom and curiosity, as a space for unsupervised movement. In the meantime, three other young people take happy and affectionate leave of a fourth person. They are older and have reason to be at the airport. The third chapter of the film also takes place in a public space, a small park that serves as a good meeting place for the two youths and their friends. Their physical enactment of tussling and necking are expressions of boredom as well as a youthful discovery of sensuality.

Where does the trip of life lead? As viewers we know nothing about the protagonists, everything is a matter of projection and guessing: But it is precisely in this indirect, lyrical, documentary-like form that a voyeuristic enthusiasm for stories beyond pure representation finds nourishment. -Brigitta Burger-Utzer

Rental: $60
DVD NTSC Rental: $60

Peggy Ahwesh

Neither Day, Nor Night (2015) color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: multicultural

A visual essay, with feeling from being embedded in a place, a foreign place that is both wonderfully beautiful and an abysmal war zone, the occupied territory of Palestine. The video quotes Jalal Toufic from his book "Vampires: an Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film" drawing parallels between the familiar tropes of the undead with the lives of Palestinians: refugees between worlds, yearning for their original soil, in limbo, lost in the labyrinth. Neither Day, Nor Night is a companion piece to the video installation Kissing Point.

Rental: $200
DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray $200

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray $200

Peggy Ahwesh

Collections (2014) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: spirituality

A short video about the spiritual currency of objects, the desire to hand on to the inexplicable... "something profoundly related to subjectivity: for while the object is a resistant material body, it is also, simultaneously, a mental realm over which I hold sway, a thing whose meaning is governed by myself alone."

Rental: $200
DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray 200

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray 200

Peggy Ahwesh

Lessons of War (2014) color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: found footage, social activism

Five little narratives, newsworthy stories from the most recent war in Gaza--retold to not forget the details, to reenact the trauma and to honor the dead. The footage is lifted from a Youtube channel that renders the news in animation-already a layer away from reality- and in this case, represented to critique the safe distance from violence and the antiseptic nature of the virtual narrative.

Rental: $200

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray 200

Ozan Adam

For The Blinds (2016) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 93 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, family, found footage, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, philosophical, political and social activism, Psychology & Mental Health, science and medicine, spiritual & mystical, technology

The stories in the film take place in parallel realities where people live only for a very limited as one character. The memories of the people are erased periodically and replaced with new ones. Adjustments are made on the details of the new memories so that everyone remembers himself or herself if they have always been living as that character for their entire life. Won the Special Jury Award at the Indian Cine Festival in Mumbai, India. FOR THE BLINDS is the first internationally awarded, feature length, Turkish science fiction film, that is not a comedy, a cult, an animation or a re-make.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Ozan Adam

Zymotic - Amaurosis (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 24 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical, political and social activism, science and medicine

Contagious Arbitrary Blindness is a disease caused by a virus, which can capture and store visual information and memories. The film is about a fantastic journey through the book that tells the fragmented story of the remembrances, visions and dreams of a blind man who is subjected to experiments to reveal the visual data that was recorded by the micro-cameras, which are installed in the eyes of an astronaut for a secret mission. After transplanting the eyes of the astronaut to the blind man, they expect to retrieve the recordings through the dreams of the blind man, but they get lose in the surreal absurdity of a complex subconscious. Won the Special Jury Award at 14th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

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Ozan Adam

The Two Names of Testimony About the Execution of A Happening and A Suitcase Full of Broken Records (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical

A visual poem about dreams. Won the Best Experimental Film 1st Prize at 17th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $60

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