Andrea Callard

Flora Funera (For Battery Park City) (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, dance, environment / nature, landscape / architecture , music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual , structural

West of the World Trade Center was an open field edged by a retaining wall. On Memorial Day, 1976, I made this by throwing rocks at the rebar with Bernice Rubin and Richard Friedman.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

11 thru 12 (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 11-12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, structural

In 11 thru 12 , Callard usese the structure of the I Ching and an ironing board as a broadcasting desk to consider how to search, what it will cost, the absurdity of explanation, and the limits of the measuring mind.

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

Fluorescent/Azalea (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Between City Hall Park and the Hudson River, I photographed lights and reflections visible from places where other people worked. There were flowers that were nearly fluorescent for sale at the Farm & Garden Nursery and to see at the Botanic Gardens. Earlier in life, both singing onstage and diving boards were platforms for performance.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Lost Shoe Blues (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

In Lost Shoe Blues, the camera walks looking over weeds growing in landfill sand dumped to extend the edges of Battery Park City. We hears a song about losing shoes and losing time as nature forces persist. At this time in New York City, there actually were lost landscapes strewn with single cast off shoes, weeds, and other bits of life.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 (1974-1984) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 115 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 is a compendium of short media works made between 1974 and 1984. Available on DVD or as a mix of film and video, flexible.

The following four parts are preserved as 16mm film. Otherwise, the material is available as video.

16mm Films:
In 2010, 11 thru 12 and Fluorescent/Azalea , both super 8mm films, were preserved as 16mm with funds from the national Film Preservation Foundation by Bill Brand in cooperation with Brent Phillips and The Fales Library & Special Collections. 11 thru 12 was warmly received at the 7th Orphans Film Symposium and the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Lost Shoe Blues and Flora Funera (for Battery Park City) were preserved on film the following year by Brittan Dunham and Bill Brand's class in the Moving Picture Archiving Program at New York University. Livia Bloom selected the feature length compendium for theatrical release at the Maysles Cinema in New York in 2012. As Guest Curator for DOXA 2013, she wrote an essay also titled Talking Landscape: Early Media Works 1974-1984 , (http://2013.doxafestival.ca/festival/essays/talking). Gradually, more pieces of this period are becoming visible again. In 2014, New York Women in Film and Television awarded funds to preserve Some Food May Be Found in the Desert.

Included in the DVD:
Fragments of a Self Portrait
Window
Balls with Club
Rubber Shoes
Drawers
Sweep
Delaware Stone Throw
Fluorescent/Azaela
Lost Shoe Blues
Flora Funera (for Battery Park City)
11 thru 12
Contact Mics with Cara
Lispenard Ladder
The Customs House
Notes on Ailanthus
Commuting from Point to Point
The Times Square Show 1980
Pus Factory

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

James Cagle

Matrix (1973) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

MATRIX is a flicker film which utilizes 81 still photographs of my wife's head. It is a film dependent upon variation of intense light changes by calculated combinations of black and white frame alternations with exposure changes. Throughout, the light intensity rises and falls as the head rotates in varying directions within a 360 degree frontal area. "An interesting, and surprising less hypnotic than WATERWORK, "flicker" film, most strongly reminiscent of the work of Paul Sharits, in its use of the still photograph as basic image-material. The singular shot/image is of a woman, expressionless, white face/black dress, head and shoulders, looking into camera (still photograph). Variations: woman seen with head turned down at various angles, left and right; with head and neck at various angles up and down. These photographs "animated" in one section, by rapid cutting, to parody spatial "articulation" as used in movie-convention, by means of the off-screen "look." Time-composition via interruptive flash-frames of white (mostly) and black frames, in various rhythmic patterns, coupled with overexposure -- working for me as time-composition in some moments, not in others. The overall time-form not found, but an energetic search, which I do hope will continue, and continue." -- John Schofill

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Waterwork (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Structural

WATERWORK was designed to show that the motion picture is ideally suited to depicting a view of nature, unaltered by special effects cinematography, that is not readily perceivable to the human eye. The film states in a simple way that in addition to camera manipulation (in this case moving the zoom lens) our view of natural forms can be altered by direct observation and by observation over a relatively long period of time. It also points out that while our perception changes, our concept of being located in a normal way in time and space is also affected to the extent we are no longer sure what constitutes up, down and sideways. Nor are we aware precisely where we are with regard to distance. "I was very impressed with WATERWORK. Conceptually and formally, its inventions mark it as an important work in the Structuralist tradition and one, had it been made in New York by a better-known film artist, which would have gained much critical attention. WATERWORK joins that tradition of monomorphic structuralist visions (c. f. WAVELENGTH, SERENE VELOCITY) based on the continuous zoom as a means of transforming outer appearances into inner experience. It's a gem of a film, one which lingers in the mind like the echo of a memory." -- Standish Lawder "A single shot (slow zoom) gradually magnifying rapidly-moving blue/white water pattern (rushing river). A sensitive and subtle film for visual contemplation, which inevitably reminds one both of how seldom we see ordinary 'simple' reality; but moreover, how wonderfully transformative is the medium of cinema, to render this reality in a new, optically dazzling, pattern. A hypnotic experience, for the cinema/willing, to drown within -- and therein the danger: an art must keep the recipient alive and awake." -- John Schofill.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Excavation (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is one of the more demanding and time-consuming films I have worked on. In spite of its short length, the shooting and editing have occupied as much time as I have spent on films three times longer. This is due to a number of reasons. The film first of all is extremely meticulous. It has been exposed one frame at a time and in most instances each frame has required a separate picture, a change in focus, a different focal length or exposure change. It is a composite of still photographs, both black and white and color, shot over the past three years and live footage shot more recently. In addition, it makes use of a collage I designed 5 inches by 8 feet and animated horizontally. EXCAVATION makes use of in-camera A and B roll editing. One frame is exposed, the following black out, another exposed and so on and so forth. I originally planned the film to be edited totally in the camera, but once into it, I began to realize I was playing a very complicated game of chess and decided that much post-camera editing would be necessary. It was next to impossible to realize beforehand the multiplicity of effects that would develop. EXCAVATION is evocative at numerous levels. It is about the past and the present. It is a primordial/contemporary synthesis of images and sensitivities. I recall as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago viewing Willem de Koonings' 'Excavation' almost daily for three years and being terribly impressed by it. To that extent I think my film is abstract expressionist. At a personal level the film deals in an archaeological way with the exploitation of techniques and ideas that have accumulated over the past five years but have been without expression for one reason or another. It attempts to synthesize then numerous thought fragments in a brief, coherent and dynamic way.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Metonic Cycles (1974) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is the most esoteric film I have made. It moves in a calculated, almost mathematical way. It is without any kind of special effect. With the exception of a type of rhythm that is established, its evocation is dependent upon the content of each image and how the images relate to each other relative to their position in time and space. The film is divided into five distinct sections. The first, third and fifth are all 100 foot takes, while the second and fourth are made up of numerous images which belong to more of a general content. The observer, because he/she is viewing the film within a concise period of time, is forced to relate disparate images. In this respect, the content is somewhat surrealistic although I believe its primary effect is one of extra-objectivity. A Metonic cycle is a period of roughly 19 years, at the end of which the phases of the moon recur in the same order and on the same days as in the preceding cycle. It was discovered by Meton, an Athenian astronomer of the fifth century B. C. I am particularly intrigued by this type of measurement and also by the fact that the system was devised so long ago. While there is no over connection between this and the film, the elements of mystery, history and the passing of time implicit in my view of Meton, his position in time and his discovery constitute my primary motivations for making the film. METONIC CYCLES raises many types of questions. They are questions which deal with philosophy and perception. While the questions are not answered, the observer, if on the proper wavelength, can develop an ambivalence, that is, a feeling that is a mixture of comprehension and lack-of-comprehension. The resulting point-of-view can be one of acceptance, e. g., that while the images have an unreal appearance, this is the way things really are.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sugar Cain

Rama (1988) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Landscape & Architecture

16 minutes of beautiful sound.. color.. dance.. ocean.. forest.. wild life. .. a video you will view time after time. The poetry and 'space music' will haunt you and memorable images take you to another plane of imagination. Rama video is a beautiful sensual cine poem about a mythological sea goddess, born to spend just one day on earth. She learns to use every sense.. to see.. to hear.. to touch.. to smell.. and to taste.. and to enjoy each to its fullest. She begins to experience emotion.. friendships with her companions in nature.. the sea creatures.. wood creatures.. flowers and birds. Her experiences introduce her to life, love, fear, and death. These experiences are complimented by eight original poems by Sugar Cain. The poems.. "Eternal".. "Sun God".. "The Whale and the Ostrich".. "Light".. "Night Bird".. "Twins".. "Hermit".. and "To Rama with Love". The 'space music' uses harp, bassoon, oboe, and electronics.. described by the press as "a tasteful cinematic tone poem". Ted Nemeth, world renowned camera man created a new color photography technique of filters to get the poetic pastel water-color softness needed to tell the classic story of "RAMA". Mr. Nemeth was nominated for academy awards.. won first prizes at Brussells.. Oberhausen.. and Venice Film Festivals.. worked for years on special effects for Radio City Music Hall in New York City awarded and recognized by museums throughout the world. His black and white "Finnegans Wake" was acclaimed a masterpiece. "The ideas for 'RAMA' emanated from a philosophy of life that had to be communicated" explains Sugar Cain. .. "First came the mood or essence.. then the story". She wished to carry the viewer into the remembered simplicity of being alive.. as.. is a child when he if first observing life around him. The super sensuality of one in tune with nature is brought to the audience from all sides. The celestial music.. the rhythmic iambic poetry.. the patterns of movement and color.. the new technique of color 'mood' photography.. all are deliberately designed to transport the mind into a sea of universal thought. The sea nymph lives with every breath in total dedication of every cell.. one day on earth to experience all. The movement is dance-pantomime choreographed as 'stylized naturalism'. The nymph moves, touches, even listens as if a creature both mortal and divine. We are reminded of the goddess Psyche. While 'RAMA' is not based on any mythological tale, because of approach and subject matter, we feel as if we are watching a Greek or Roman Classic. review by Tayler

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

End (1986) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed, Music

A film composed of an unused end of NEW MOON and printed to work visually with a segment of J. S. Bach's Suite in G Minor for Lute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Fauve (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

FAUVE is a paper film made by a unique paper process which I invented and have employed here as a monochromatic study of rhythm and mood and the physics of light waves leaving a source - one sees the red, or longest waves, first, the blue, or shortest waves, last, and in my film, one's left in the UV light world of peripheral vision. The original score by Peter Wetzler adds to the textural, tactile, visual experience of FAUVE.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

NYC/Joshua Tree (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

In its journey from one place/time to another place/time through shifting emulsions and landscapes, the TYGER (inspiration), larger than life, on a living sea. In the context of the TYGER trilogy, this film is the transition from a quiet, personal space (paper emulsion) to a noisy, impersonal space (Kodak emulsion). With music by Don Militel.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Donna Cameron

Autumn Leaves (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

The splendor and pleasures of Autumn are the focus of this richly textured and brilliantly colored paper emulsion film. The sound is a recording of the filmmaker ripping, rustling and tearing various kinds of paper. These sounds have been synthesized and musically arranged to echo the imaging of the synthesis paper. A reel of paper and fallen leaves unwinds amid calls of birds and the laughter of delighted children. "Donna Cameron's work crosses the boundaries of film and painting. Her paper emulsion films are made via a process closer to assemblage than photography and draw attention to the sensuous properties of the celluloid medium." -- Richard Herskowitz, Newsletter of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY "Donna Cameron is a diehard New Yorker whose art mirrors that city's pulse." -- Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times "Brooklyn native Donna Cameron's films are warm, humorous and well crafted. ... The remarkable thing about her [work] is her sensitivity to the rapid flow of textures. ... Cameron's technique has evolved into a highly sculptural motion picture painting." -- Helen Knode, LA Weekly

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Canvas (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

CANVAS is an enclosure, as is any body of painting. It engages the act of painting: movement, gesture, pigment, orientation, space and the act of filming. The frames are the accruence of pigment, oils, dyes, gesso, applied with brushes, knives and hands to the surface. The surface, or emulsion, is either my own paper emulsion or commercial Kodak emulsion and has been treated to represent open-weave linen. To my sensibility, the screen, either film or video, or the canvas, are synonymous - they are the medium through which the image passes.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Gail Camhi

Coffee Break (1976) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a solemn approach to the mundane ritual of the ever-awaited coffee break. It is also a self-portrait among fellow (women) office workers. "COFFEE BREAK... is a single shot movie, though shown through several rolls of film... It is an arrogant statement to declare this shot not only interesting, but self-sufficient, as these six women, including Camhi, smoke cigarettes, drink coffee, read and exchange the paper, a picture album and a book. It takes a perversity to enjoy it... I decided to stay with it and find pleasure in a catalogue of gesture and incident and a comfort in its seemingly static ambitions." -- Anthony Bannon, BUFFALO EVENING NEWS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gail Camhi

Bellevue Film (1978) 16mm, black and white, 20.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Science & Medicine

"... is just what its title and program note say it is: 'A look at physical therapy, having profited from it. '... Russian formalism associates art with 'making strange'. Gail Camhi seems to be doing just the reverse--showing how ordinary, say, amputees and their stumps and artificial limbs are, making them familiar and banal presences rather than fearfully charged objects. Yet by removing (to some extent) myth and other forms of fantasy from a hospital ward, she may actually be inviting the esthetic imagination to relocate itself elsewhere in the film..." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, "Declarations of Independents," VILLAGE VOICE "BELLEVUE FILM... was made in a rehabilitation ward, and it offers and inventory of patients: a child learning to use crutches, a young man beginning exercise with weights, the old man, the beautiful woman, the middle aged man without legs and one arm. The film settles upon this man, finally, discovering as one might, as a visitor, a pain in a face, the limp pajama over a stump of a leg, the cinches, straps, buckles of prostheses, his happiness and pride, one marvels. Camhi's film manner is without cuteness. Images seemingly are made from whatever vantage point is possible, not from a preconceived angle. Flash frames, light-struck ends are kept if the image beneath is worthy. For it is the image and its information not the style that matters, without sentiment, silently." -- Anthony Bannon, BUFFALO EVENING NEWS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Gail Camhi

Evening At Home, An (1979) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

A musical. This is a portrait of my father in three vignettes of his own fabrication. "... a black and white sound 'musical' featuring Camhi's father in three charmingly modest vaudeville turns, performed in his own living room... Using Pere Camhi and an Al Jolson anthem and campy foxtrot (among other things), this laid-back effort succeeds in capturing... euphoria... by following the 'realist' tactic of letting personality triumph over form." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, VILLAGE VOICE

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Gail Camhi

Audience (1980) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A film about the adventures contained in movie-watching. "AUDIENCE is a film for the discovery of light and the hiding of information, ironically shot from the vantage of an audience, which partially masks the showing of banal travelogue footage." -- Anthony Bannon, BUFFALO EVENING NEWS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gail Camhi

Pontiff (1980) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Expectations of a visit by the Pope.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

John Campbell

Rites of Passage (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A hybrid film/video piece that seeks to distill the basic emotional components that characterize those phases in life when one goes through rapid and profound personal growth. The piece is divided into 3 segments which describe in symbolic/metaphorical terms the progressive events of a visionary experience that accompany an individual's Rite of Passage. Each segment is punctuated with an alchemal symbol which denotes a process used in the synthesis of gold. Gold signifies the objective of the alchemist, or the enlightenment of the vision quest.

Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

John Campbell

Sacred and Profane (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

(comes in hand-crafted box) A Compilation of Films and Videos from a Retrospective Screening of my work at Rogues' Gallery, Philadelphia Contents: "Form and Void" (1995) An abstract animated film utilizing ink-blot images and the audience's cognitive processes to evoke visions of plants, animals, demons and mandalas. "Rites of Passage" (1989) An experimental video combining vague, painterly images with alchemal symbols to represent the catalysts of personal growth and change. "Wet Jesus Dry Jesus" (1992) A blatant attempt to provoke controversy, presenting Christ as the object of female sexual fantasy. Alternate meaning: The suffocating sense of martyrdom experienced by a man in a bad relationship. "Order Now" (1990) A found-footage video that is both amusing and painfully direct in its criticism of commercial advertising's tactics. Title appears at the end of the piece. "Ani-Poly Spot" (1991) A 30-second "spot" or commercial for an imaginary fascist product. "Pornography" (1988) Electronically processed pornographic images and video feedback combine to form a nihilistic view of sex as a commodity. "Gravuren DeSade" (1993) A kinestasis animation depicting scenes from the works of the Marquis de Sade. Degraded imagery used to evoke the sense of a film as an artifact. Untitled Bonus Footage (1994) A man with a sledgehammer in Death Valley. "Permanent Man" (1990) A music video made for the band, Gutbucket. A frenetic collage of images including super-8, found footage, and Fisher Price pixelvision depicts the seedy world of white-collar drug traffickers. "The Secret" (1987) Re-scanned video, arcane symbols, and 20's dance music combine to present a "fever dream" of repressed desires. "Dance of the Phosphenes" (1983) One of my earliest films. Super-8 animation that takes an eerie journey through time and space. Goes from the subatomic world to the realm of the galaxies in 90 seconds. Untitled Bonus Footage (1995) Surveillance video of North Hollywood gang members breaking into my car. Instructions to the tape operator are superimposed.

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

John Campbell

Gravuren DeSade (1993) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A whimsical look at some extreme forms of human sexual expression. Woodcut engravings are combined with film-scratch animation and chemically toned footage in this kinestasis style animation. My intention was to create a film that would look like an artifact; a long-hidden film with degraded images reflecting secret desires.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

John Campbell

Form and Void (1995) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

(comes in hand-crafted box) A retinal-impact film composed of a succession of animated inkblot patterns that evolve from structures resembling strands of DNA to more complex, nearly subliminal images of plants, animals, demons and mandalas. This film was inspired by Zen Scholar, Alan Watts' interpretation of the Yin/Yang principle.

Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Fred Camper

Sense of the Past, A (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a short film description of a room, and the way light (coming through a window) illuminates papers on a desk. An attempt to use color, camera movement and editing to transform everyday surroundings into a poetic rendering of human emotions. The attempt of the film, I believe, is first to describe a feeling of restfulness and silence that come from being alone; second to hint at a kind of pain, lying beneath the surface of aloneness, that comes out of a sense of a violent -- though not fully visible -- past.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ouzualdo R. Candeias

Margin: A Margem, The (1968) 16mm, color, 65.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Filmed in Brazil. A MARGEM is the strange story (more or less) about two love stories... the film intends to show what happened to four people with no importance which, gave so much importance to love that they come to die for it... one day a colossal white barge appeared gliding on the serene and dirty waters of the Tiete river, bringing an unusual woman, a strange and beautiful woman. Four people were marked... the beautiful and unusual woman disappears as well as her white barge... without explanation. Since that day, the life of those people take different ways, i. e., their empty routine comes to an end. Among the four, comes to be, profound affection... loving and, maybe, suffering, they go on together. Some day the woman with her big barge, appears again at the border of the same river, stopping at the same place... one by one the four persons have died loving... or died for having loved too much... t he colossal canoe receives them in its white bulge and, led by the beautiful and strange woman, sails quiet and silently with its prow turned toward any or some other dimension in time... space or beyond.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Frank Cantone Jr.

Visitor (1985) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A 'sci-fi' comedy, done with clay figures on a miniature set, about a large alien who lands in a town on a moon-like planet. The villages are terrified, but all it wants is a large 'Lunar Burger,' to the relief of the villagers.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Autostop (1972) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A dramatization of a female hitch-hiker's experience with one ride. The possibility for compassion is confused with fear as the seemingly ailing motorist reaches out for understanding and human contact. Innocence transforms into another kind of knowledge. "In oblique improvised style, a chance roadside pick-up of a hitch-hiking girl in AUTOSTOP is developed by Roberta Cantow into a touching evocation of the bittersweet fantasies of the girl and the bearded, seemingly ailing motorist who's grasping for momentary affection." -- A. H. Weiler, NEW YORK TIMES

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Rites of Passage (1974) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal and impressionistic journey through and experience of growing. A study in mood and rich in color, the film explores a young woman's infatuation with adolescent boys -- to reveal her yearning to be full. It touches on the painful part of her won initiation into selfhood.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Clotheslines (1981) 16mm, color, 32.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family

A cherished, sometimes comic memory with mothers, husbands, children, neighbors... CLOTHESLINES, with music by Alice Eve Cohen, documents the pragmatic, symbolic and artistic role of laundry in women's lives. The film presents an enduring, vivid account, showing how the creative energies of women have been sapped by mundane tasks, and in turn how such tasks reflect a ritualistic approach to life. Billed as a poetic documentary. "... expresses layers of feelings and experience that will be a revelation to both men and women." -- Leslie Bennet, THE NEW YORK TIMES. "... the first public airing of laundry since Watergate." -- VILLAGE VOICE

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Roberta Cantow

If This Ain't Heaven (1984) 16mm, color, 27.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Mr. G is a 50 year old black man who speaks to and for his cat, Africa. 'Speak darling, speak,' his voice implores as images of dark exotic jungles swirl by. Roberta Cantow's camera work shimmers between shadows and light, hard edges and softly blurring imagery. 'I'll speak for you,' he says in his gravely seductive voice, a voice that trails off into choppy hesitating grunts as he begins to talk about life... Anthropomorphism is a tender form of ventriloquism. With the invention of a voice and a language emerges a complete character from the imagination of the pet owner in much the same way that a ventriloquist invents a character... Cantow has made an oddly beautiful and powerful film, a discourse on extreme solitude that is frightening because nobody wants to be lonely and estranged, endearing because Mr. G is a kind and lovable man." -- Lee Sokol: "Art Papers."

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Elliot Caplan

To Station (1974) 16mm, Super 8, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Depicts a train station on the Harlem-Hudson line that was constructed during the Roosevelt administration. On first seeing this place in 1971 I was overwhelmed by its beauty.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Elliot Caplan

Robert S. Zakanitch (1982) 16mm, color, 19.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a twenty minute fine arts documentary on one of America's major artists. The film depticts the painter's work through the early 70s and traces a career which led to a radical transformation of ideas in contemporary American art.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bibsy M. Carballo

Recuerdo of Two Sundays and Two Roads That Lead to the Sea (1969) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

A documentary produced in the Philippines; a first film by all concerned; filmed on Sundays using short ends and contributed raw stock; edited manually and painstakingly. It tells the story of Navotas, Rizal province, a fishing village on the outskirts of Manila where the lives of the people are inexorably bound to the sea. It deals specifically with the rituals surrounding a death in the village and of how, in the midst of death, the villagers celebrate life with songs, games and food -- a practice slowly disappearing, just as the village is slowly being engulfed by the metropolis.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tobe J. Carey

True Light Beaver Film: After The Revolution, The (1972) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

A fantasy/documentary home-movie. The True Light Beavers go through some changes with help from their friends. Original music by The Montgomeries.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Carter

Pflimperpimple Five Guys in Something a Little Over Ten Minutes (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"There's this girl -- twenty, but just a girl really -- who thinks she's quite ready to get hers. Unfortunately, she tries too hard, and by the end of the film she's completely exhausted. Robustly produced in Canada with and a daring-do. Mildly suggestive and quite funny." -- Melvyn Green, Scholarship Student.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Monte Cazazza

Pierce + SXXX-80 (2 films) (1985) 3/4" NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"SXXX80" - M.Cazazza & T.Emmolo Smith, 13 min., 1980. A classic Industrial Culture artifact from its heyday. Cazazza and Emmolo Smith in various transgressive tableaux of the Viennese Body Art persuasion, including genital play, leeches and reptiles. "Pierce" - M.Cazazza & G.P.Orridge, 3 min., 1985. A document of Cazazza's own genital piercing shot by the guru of the Industrial Culture scene himself, Genesis P-Orridge. Shot on Super-8

3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

R-34 (1967) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a film on the movement and work of Greg Curnoe, but is not intended as a documentary. It is merely my attempt to communicate using his movements and images from his work. "R-34 is the greatest film on the creative process I've yet seen." -- Stan Brakhage.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

Hart of London (1970) 16mm, color, 79 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Jack Chambers is one of Canada's most famous and greatest living painters. Why then have his films been as neglected as they have been? I feel that it is because his films do not arise as an adjunct to his painting (as is true in the case of most other painter film-makers) but that, rather, Jack Chambers has realized the almost opposed aesthetics of paint and film and has created a body of moving pictures so crucially unique as to fright paint buffery: thus his films have inherited a social position kin to that of the films of Joseph Cornell in this country. The fact is that four films of Jack Chambers have changed the whole history of film, despite their neglect, in a way that isn't possible within the field of painting. There are no 'masters' of film in any significant sense whatsoever. There are only 'makers' of film in the original, or at least medieval, sense of the word. Jack Chambers is a true 'maker' of films. He needs no stance, or standing, for he dances attendance upon the coming-into-being of something recognizably new: (and as all is new, always, one must question the veracity of all works, whatever medium, which beseem everything but that truth)." -- Stan Brakhage. Perception is a sensory communication that occurs at a primary level between organisms; through the skin to the core and back through the skin again into the exterior world. HART OF LONDON is that kind of film.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Mitch Corber

JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH (1990 ) DVD NTSC, color, 58 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, music , philosophical

Zen genius John Cage is one of the great philosopher-artists of the 20th Century, adding the necessary spice to post-WW2 music, poetry and performance art in America. More than any other artist-composer, John Cage relays the teachings of Thoreau, Duchamp and Stein into our modern media vocabulary. He touches us how to listen.

John Cage: Man and Myth is an exhilarating multimedia achievement. Mix the close-up Cage interview with fresh insights by a dozen major avant-garde lights: Allan Kaprow, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Glenn Branca, Johnny Reinhard & Phillip Glass, season with Portrait by the dada performance artist Stuart Sherman now simmer ingredients in a sizzling Cage-inspired edit souffle.

An inventor's son, John Cage turned music on its ear in the 40's with 4'33' and his prepared piano (inserting into the strings all sorta of weather-stripping, bamboo, screws, bolts and wedges of plastic to alter its traditional sound). Here pianist Joshua Pierce displays the prepared piano and performs Cage's haunting Sonatas and Interludes.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Pola Chapelle

Matter of Baobab, A -- with one growth (1970) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

International Cast of Actors: Jonas Mekas, from Lithuania, poet and film-maker; Louis Brigante, from Madagascar, poet and publisher; Storm De Hirsch, from Holland, poetess, seer and film-maker; Pola Chapelle, from Tierra del Fuego, singer and motel operator; Adolfas Mekas, from Lapland, basket weaver and film director; Contessa Angela Maria Andrecci di Castiglione, from Italy, opera singer. Music by The Last Judgement.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

Fishes in Screaming Water (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Availalbe in both 8mm and 16mm gauges. "I recommend the 8mm. print-and-tape version. "One of the prettiest and nicest uses of color I've seen since the UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, which was almost an equally pointless film..." "A REAL SUPERCAT!... "... something like STREET OF BUGS. It was really shocking to me. There was a very terrible thing going on in the movie I thought." -- comments by the Saginaw 8 judges. "The acting of Georgecat in SCREAMING FISHES continues the great tradition of acting established by Rin Tin Tin in cinema in the 20's and brought to TV by the fly that appeared on the Johnny Carson show last year. And the original music composed by Mamacat, I really feel, is superior to anything by Scriabin."-- Jonas Mekas "This small world of animal, mineral and vegetable properties in effective color knows its bounds and does wonders within them." -- comment by The Refocus judge.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

Those Memory Years (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"Hey, that's a funny film." -- Janet Sternberg "Some woman! Like a railway station." (from the French) -- Louis Marcorelles.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

How To Draw A Cat (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"I didn't think about it, I just watched it." -- Cormick McCourt, 5 years old "This is the first cat film I've seen twice." -- P. Adams Sitney "The most perfect film about how to draw a cat." -- Jonas Mekas "Ein Katzenfilm ist ein Film uber eine Katze." -- P. C. Intercat '73: 2nd International Cat Film Festival, New York, London, Paris, Berlin.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martin Charlot

Apocalypse 3:16 (1966) 16mm, black and white, 96 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

With Myron van Brundt and Tom Kealiinohomoku. Apocalypse 3:16--'... I shall vomit thee out of My mouth because thou are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm...' Dealing with the subject of the soul and its relation to modern man in his contemporary environment, the story is how a man, caught in a Twentieth Century web of materialism, is introduced to the complexities of the spiritual self. Today when 'spirituality is often considered only an intellectual pursuit,' the discovery of it as an overpowering force in one's self can be shocking. The film concerns a man, violent in nature, driven much against his will into a realization of his soul. At first he combats this realization and fails. He tries to master it and fails. He tries to destroy it and fails. Finally, in the only way he knows how, being faithful to his nature, he accepts it by offering his whole being to its truth. He uses his nature as a prayer and offers his beating heart. Divided into two contrasting reels, it is made up of many seemingly disjointed scenes. The first reel is heavy, setting up moods and giving hints of the final revelation. Much that seems unimportant gains its importance as the film reaches its terrifying climax. The second reel starting with a statement of death, moves forcefully, as the subject deepens, to its inevitable ending. "... it is a piercing piece of film that combines shocking horror and tender beauty, violence rich in unrelenting quiet and a strange quietness oozing with tension..." -- Boxoffice Magazine. "Charlot has brought out a true avant-garde pioneer work in his latest film worthy to rank high... It involves the spectator in a world of its own... wherein reality and dream, love and hatred, spirit and flesh mingle... Its art is strong and new..." -- Die Tat, Zurich "Should you look up the Biblical title in Revelation, you will be prepared for an hour and 30 minutes of suspense, beauty, unusual dramatic devices, and shock in this morality play... The acting is consistently expressive... Especially spirited is Tom Kealiinohomoku who enacts the arch sinner, and Myron van Brundt sensitively characterizes the saintly man..." -- Honolulu Star Bulletin

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 1 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 2 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Doris Chase

Four Films on Video: Full Circle, Moon Gates, Circle II, And Tall Arches (Scultpure and Dance) (1970's) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"Circle II is based on one of my 'Forms for Dance' and explores new dimensions in color and spatial relations. The film develops like a fugue with dancers moving through themes that are to be repeated with variation and multiplication.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles I (1971) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by Morton Subotnik. "A computer-generated abstract film produced by the world-famous sculptress, with original music by a leading contemporary composer. Circles revolve in, around, and through each other, float off like loosened coils, and evolve into whirling spheres. The pale colors of the circles multiply into brilliant hues against a stark musical accompaniment which evokes the sounds of endlessly bouncing springs." -- The Booklist

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles I Variation II (1971) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by George Kleinsinger. "The central image of spiraling, revolving circles is reminiscent of Duchamp's ANEMIC CINEMA and enlists the viewer in a very pleasurable game of distinguishing color and shape." -- Joan Braderman, Art Forum

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by William O. Smith. Choreography by Mary Stanton. A dance/sculpture film that explores new dimensions in color and space. The film develops like a fugue with dancers moving through themes that are repeated with variation and multiplication.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II Variation II (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. A dance/sculpture film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Sculpture on the Move (1973) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A documentary about the artist: working in a steel plant, boat yard, pattern shop, studio. Sculpture and the philosophy behind it; theatre pieces, etc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Squares (1973) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Music by George Kleinsinger. Technical collaborator: Clydene MacIntosh. An abstract computer-generated film. The image is of squares revolving in space around and through each other. Colors and forms multiply and divide against a beautiful symphonic score by George Kleinsinger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Moon Gates III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film based on kinetic sculpture and employing the Mary Stanton Dance Ensemble. Through the kinetic sculptures, made specifically for the choreographer, move dancers each appearing in separate monochromatic images of cyan, yellow and magenta. When touched, the sculptures move lightly, taking on the quality of mobiles. Dance and sculpture, kinetic within their own forms, are combined to create new dynamics between people and forms in motion, in bold primary colors.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Rocking Orange III (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film, one of a series of three, based on the kinetic sculpture designed by Doris Chase for ballet and commissioned by the Seattle Opera Company. Filming was done in the Avery Court of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. The film explores new dimensions in color and space.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Sculpture for Children (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Producer: Laurie Stieg. Assistant Producer: Elizabeth Wood. A documentary displaying the use of a set of SCULPTURE FOR CHILDREN in a New York City classroom. Children ages six to nine years were filmed while playing and learning. Sculpture was designed by Doris Chase and is based on kinetic work originating in the field of dance.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Tall Arches III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. "TALL ARCHES, though less exciting and spontaneous than the earlier CIRCLES II, is a purer realization. This new work, not quite a dance, not quite a film nor a musical event, seems to have a life of its own. Working with these elements again and again, refining each step of the way, Doris Chase is now doing things that have not been done before. There have been 'dance films,' but Doris's are something more. Like other avant-garde works, hers resist classification, yet their beauty is quite traditional. The undulating forms and colors of her films are appealing for the same reasons we accept Kandinsky's paintings. They are formally rich." -- Robert Sitton, Portland Art Museum

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 11 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Philosophical

Features a duet of sorts between Cynthia Anderson and specially processed images of herself. Similar in technique and intention to DANCE SEVEN, this film is in some ways more lyrical and languorous than the former, emphasizing the overall shaping of the body in dance, rather than isolated movement details such as the virtuoso footwork. Space is transformed into a viscous atmosphere of colored light, which seems to flood and blend in response to movement impulses of the dance. The dance itself has a sustained, weighted quality, contrasting the stable placement of the body against sinuously rhythmic movements of limbs. A mellow sensation of tension is emphasized by the dissonant, muted hues programmed by Chase, while feedback effects multiply, blur and dissolve the image. The sum effect is to induce a meditative mood tinged with a not unpleasant melancholy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 7 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A videotape-to-film transfer based on the solo dancing of Marnee Morris, of the New York City Ballet. Once again, Doris Chase has not merely documented the performance but transformed it into what she describes as a "moving painting." Through special color video effects of feedback, de-beaming and superimposition, she creates an evocative visual interpretation of the dance. We see the dancer from different points of view simultaneously overlapped, most often contrasting close-up and full figure shots. Early in the film we see a full frame close-up of the dancer's feet "on point" in toe shoes. Soon the complete image of the dancer is superimposed and we are invited to linger on the remarkable mechanics of the footwork in relation to the overall shape and dynamic of the dance. The recurring close-ups of the feet become, in a sense, a metaphor for the dance as a whole. Chase isolates parts of the body to allow us a heightened detailed appreciation of the architecture of movement without losing sight of the whole body in space. We should note that her approach is not solely that of a sculptress, but of a painter who at times blurs the contours of the dancer into unusual liquid patterns of brilliant color, only to congeal again into recognizable forms. This interplay of the real and the abstract, the part and the whole, produces a visually involving and sensually appealing interpretation of the dance. Fluidly shifting relationships of form, color, and movement evolve an intimate but ethereal mood.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 9 (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A sophisticated example of the creative possibilities of videodance. This truly collaborative work is based on an idea developed out of Doris Chase's earlier films of dance with sculpture. But in this instance, the Rutt/Etra video synthesizer was used to generate animated patterns assembling arches which were edited into the whole. Dancer Gus Solomons Jr, (formerly of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co.), timed out for himself a series of sprightly movement phrases based on the rhythmic structure of the kinetic designs. His dance sequence was videotaped with special effects which multiplied and colorized his image, together with the "dance" of the arches to produce a fascinating movement collage -- a rhythmically synchronized duet of dancer and abstract kinetic patterns. As it develops, the visual duet of DANCE NINE becomes an appropriate analogy for the partnership between the video artist and the dancer in the creative process itself.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Philadelphia Quartet, The (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Bartok is played by the superb musicians of the Philadelphia Quartet. Technical collaboration on optical effects with Robert Brown. Original taping with the direction of Steve Welch was done at N. E. T. in Seattle, Washington.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 5 (1976) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

While related in technique and effect to its predecessor DANCE NINE, it serves as more of a summation of Doris Chase's varied involvements with dance and the arts. The artist employs fully the most sophisticated video technology available to manipulate forms, patterns and colors . At the same time, choreographer/dancer Kei Takei has designed her movements to blend with one of Chase's large kinetic sculptures. The delighting opening sequence shows Kei Takei actively exploring the arch-like forms which, through video feedback techniques, take on a rainbow appearance of multi-hued images. The abstracting of images is complemented by superimpositions of medium- and close-ups views of the dancer. As the piece proceeds, the dancer and the structures become increasingly bathed in coagulations of color. Soon the video effects dominate, creating their own kinetic imagery, with the generation of arch patterns replacing the actual sculptural forms as the new pictorial environment for the dancer. The intertwined pace of dance movement and optical patterning accelerates gradually, and by the end of the tape creates a dynamic kaleidoscope of human and abstract forms.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Rocker (1976) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

The graphic image of one of the "Chase Kinetic Sculptures for Dance" was synthesized with the assistance of Steve Rutt. The edited version was colorized with Brian Mattlin at the Experimental Television Center of WNET-TV, New York City.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Dance 10 (1977) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A duet of Jonathan Hollander, choreographer-dancer, and a video synthesized image of one of the "Chase Kinetic Sculptures for Dance." The original synthesized image was generated with the assistance of Steve Rutt.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 3 (1977) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreographer Kei Takei structured the dance on a theme from "light Part Nine." Production was in cooperation with WNYC-TV, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

How Do You Feel? (1977) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Narration by Mal Pate. A video animation "commercial" on body movement and self awareness. Charming musical score of George Kleinsinger gives a "sing-along" pattern for dancers Lloyd Ritter and Kei Takei. (For children.)

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Improvisation (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A stunning solo dance by Kei Takei involving numerous video effects. This video animation is part of the much-acclaimed DORIS CHASE DANCE SERIES that was presented on WNYC-TV, New York, in 1978.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Dance Frame (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by Joan Labarbara. Choreographer/dancer: Sara Rudner. The human form is used in composition with geometric form in an exploration toward a third dimension through juxtaposition of color and line.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe, The (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Structural

A solo performance by choreographer/dancer Gay DeLange structured on a theme developed specifically for DANCE FOR TELEVISION. There are five variations: (1) Theme, 9-1/2 min. The choreographic statement in total, with added oscilloscope reading of the music. (2) Divide, 4 min. The theme is varied by a trio-effect achieved through mat-key and outline generator accompanying the dancer. (3) Space, 4 min. Lighting and reversed-polarity of the dancer's image creates a marked difference from Divide. (4) Tide, 5-1/4 min. Again a restatement of the theme basically changed by feedback. (5) Change, 5-1/4 min. An outline generated duet-form of the theme is combined with the oscilloscope-reading of the musical score to provide an exciting climax. Music by George Wilson and William Gracey, Jr.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Doris Chase

Jazz Dance (1980) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band. Using an outline generator and controlling the time sequence with a slow motion disc Doris Chase becomes choreographer with the dancer Gay DeLanghe.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Moon Redefined (1980) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Chase uses the architectural forms of her sculpture as an integral element in this film. The image is video synthesized and sequenced at variable speeds to create a sensual rhythmic pattern.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Conversation (1981) 16mm, black and white, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Multiple overlapping images combine with still-frames, in digital mode, of a Puerto Rican filmmaker's telephone conversation with the repairman. Written by Lee Breuer and performed by Ruth Maleczeck, both of Mabou Mines. Music by Bob Telson.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Electra Tries to Speak (Concept Series) (1983) VHS NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Performed by Sandra Segal. Written by Clare Coss and Roberta Sklar. A modern interpretation of the Greek tragedy, from Electra's point of view. Written by members of Women's Experimental Theatre company. From the Concept Series, a video series collection of eight collaborative video tapes with important women writers and artists of our time, such as Ruth Malaczech, Thulani Davis, Linda Mussman, Lee Bruer and Sandra Segal. Chase's mastery of video special effects and synthesized imagery adds another dimension of visual and experimental depth to these accomplished performances. Each work probes critical issues facing women today. "Doris Chase's videotapes are the work of a mature artist of fine sensitivity. Each of these tapes in itself taps deep currents of feeling. Together, they are a powerful statement of the two sides of the feminist struggle for autonomy." --Karen Henry, VIDEO GUIDE

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Doris Chase

Travels in the Combat Zone (Concept Series) (1984) VHS NTSC, color, 28 min

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Performed by Mary Lum and Maralyn Amaral. Written by Jessica Hagedorn. The poetry of Jessica Hagedorn explores the struggle of third-world women and their views of city life and romantic relationships. From the Concept Series. See description above.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Doris Chase: Artist in Motion (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

The video tape, written by Doris Chase and art historian Patricia Failing, illustrates work discussed in the Failing 's book, DORIS CHASE, ARTIST IN MOTION: FROM PAINTING AND SCULPTURE TO VIDEO ART. They are a celebration of the distinguished artist and a historical summary of the development of video as an art form. Highlighting the accomplishments of Doris Chase in the field of video art, this video gallery tour, narrated by the artist, starts in Seattle, Washington, where she began her career in the visual arts as a painter in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Chase began to work in sculpture, creating small modular kinetic compositions that could be rearranged by the viewer. In the late 1960s, she collaborated with other artists to create elaborate multimedia spectacles involving dance and sculpture. Chase began working with the medium of film to capture the transitory images presented in the performances. Moving to New York City in 1972, she expanded her work with filmdance through the medium of video, exploring the limits of studio technology as well as new equipment such as video synthesizers to create hybrids of dance and painting that constitute a unique contribution to the history of video art. In the 1980s, Chase drew upon her skill with video effects to add new dimensions of meaning to spoken texts. In her most recent work, she explores the experiences and perspectives of older women with nuanced performances by celebrated actresses such as Geraldine Page, Ann Jackson, Luise Rainer, and Joan Plowright. "Doris Chase practically invented what many people today are calling 'video dance.' ... To describe her as a pioneer, however, misrepresents the finesse of her handling of the video medium and the polished beauty of her tapes." -- Dance Scope

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Chelsea, The (1993) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 67 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

A video documentary exploring a particular fulcrum between art and society. THE CHELSEA combines music, paintings, passages of literature, interviews, and parties. New York City's Chelsea Hotel is an important traditional and sometimes notorious haven for artists. Conceived as an artists cooperative it has always been a home to creative people... Mark Twain lived here. Dylan Thomas died here. Arthur Miller moved out. Sid killed Nancy. And Arthur C. Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. Others who lived there throughout history: Sarah Bernhardt, William Burroughs, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Virgil Thomson, Jane Fonda, Bette Davis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. "It's an experience a bit like peering through uncurtained windows at dusk. Chase puts this personal account together, not of fame or fortunes made or missed in the Chelsea, but of how creative people live together." -- Karen Jaehne

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Sumleo (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

"Patti-Lee's films are examples of the evanescence of our present culture in sumleo she hits at the basic a movie very hard to take even by myself who have seen it more than xx time the lithunian music the destruction of our own capitals the japanese androgyne and the shots of her vietnam her brother took even jose rodriguez soltero cdnt take it." -- piero heliczer April Fools Day 1970.

Rental: $30.00
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Patti Lee Chenis

Texture Study (1970) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual game of Destruction sites.

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Patti Lee Chenis

Yogurt Culture (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Animated pen and ink Cartoon space-like drawings on transparent acetate sheets & silver paint superimposed plastic bubble packing material & plastic helmet approaching 3D without the use of 3D glasses. Part of a series of yogurt culture film.

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Abigail Child

Both Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 2) (1988) 16mm, color, 2 min

Keywords: Body, Erotic

"Child's camera creates a small masterpiece ... a richly textured film that is simultaneously revealing and mysterious as a study of the nude in light and movement." - Cecilia Dougherty, 1989 Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco

Rental: $50.00
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Abigail Child

Perils, Mayhem, Mercy (1985-87) 16mm, black and white, 126 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

See descriptions of "Perils", "Mayhem", and "Mercy"

Rental: $300.00
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Abigail Child

Ornamentals (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Dance, Music

This film was crucial to my understanding of composition, to my desire for an encyclopedic construction (the world "out" there), and reaffirmed my allegiance to rhythm, the rhythm of body-nerve-mind. "Juxtapositions of light made this dream consumed image between the penny arcades & mirrors reflecting masturbating naked brain of magnetized nitrous screens crackling is like pulp beside dummy circumstance." - Bruce Andrews, Jimmy and Lucy's House of K "THE RHYTHM!!!! the rhythm, like jazz, comes out of & returns to the BODY (the animal nature of film!, illustrated by the organic reticulation patterns of the self-processed segments): the 'meanings' of the shots (constantly undermined thru highly intentional overload): ... all films are 'different EVERY viewing' but this one more specifically so: colorfully constructed along lines of color: associative values emerge as if by chance, like memory, fleeting but there, reemerging altered: all films different every viewing but this one more intentionally so: takes several screenings to even know where it begins ...." -- Henry Hills, Cinemanews

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Abigail Child

Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1) (1981) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"Like ORNAMENTALS, PREFACES is an abstract work which plays with formalist elements in a wide range of images on color and negative stock. It becomes a kind of 'preconscious' of the two completed films to follow, whose scope and image bank are more narrowly defined. The rapid-fire cross cutting of the images is extended to the construction of the sound track, which is also a dense panoply of fragments. What results is an impressive musique concrete composition, a collage of 'female' sounds interwoven with others: snippets from vocal music, conversations, poetry reading etc. Child plays with memory, not only her own and the world's, but also cinema's: its conventions, polarizations (man/woman) and hierarchization of images." -- Robert Hilferty, New York Native

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Abigail Child

Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 46.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR? is conceived as a way to bracket my ongoing film investigations in the context of the aggressions of the late Twentieth Century: the title is from an etching by Goya, part of the Disasters of War series. The work is in seven detachable parts, each of which can be viewed by itself for its own qualities. The films don't form a single line, or even an expanding line, but rather map a series of concerns in relation to mind, to how one processes material, how it gets investigated, how it gets cut apart, how something else (inevitably) comes up.

Rental: $500.00
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Abigail Child

Mutiny Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 3) (1983) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Featuring Polly Bradfield (violinist), Sally Silvers (dancer), Erica Hunt (poet), and Shelley Hirsch (singer). "This movie is a new kind of classic, it has invented once and for all the machine-gun sound of explosives and composed sentences with speeded-up speech and wild singing, laughter, hardly [at] all understandable, with violins screeching like falling bombs and a Hispanic grind dance .... There are tender closeups in interviews with women, and marvelous documents of dancers, street performers, all races & styles. These are brave and straight-talking people; this is a feminist film, and it is important. All the sound makes a talky song of many voices." -- Anne Robertson, X-Dream "Plastically a marvel, a discerning powerhouse performance." -- Ken Jacobs

Rental: $70.00
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Abigail Child

Covert Action Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 4) (1984) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

I wanted to examine the erotic behind the social and remake those gestures into a dance that would front their conditioning, and as well, relay the multiple fictions the footage suggests (the "facts" forever obscured in the fragments left us). The result is a narrative developed by its periphery, a story-like rumor: impossible to trace, disturbing, explosive. "Collaging found footage ..., existing and original sound, [Child] undermines the authority of the past (as attributed to photographs and texts), and the 'inevitability' of the future (as mapped out by social convention) .... While Child's film titles allude to detective serials, spy and adventure stories ... her films complexly examine everyday actions, perhaps suggesting that this is the terrain for strategies and struggles to keep open the question 'Is This What You Were Born For?' " -- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archive

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Abigail Child

Perils Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 5) (1986) 16mm, black and white, 3.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

With Diane Torr, Sally Silvers, Plauto, Elion Sacker. Sound improvisations: Charles Noyes and Christian Marclay. An homage to silent films: the clash of ambiguous innocence and unsophisticated villainy. Seduction, revenge, jealousy, combat. The isolation and dramatization of emotions through the isolation (camera) and dramatization (editing) of gesture. I had long conceived of a film composed only of reaction shots in which all causality was erased. What would be left would be the resonant voluptuous suggestions of history and the human face. PERILS is a first translation of these ideas.

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Abigail Child

Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6) (1987) 16mm, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

With Diane Torr, Ela Troyano, Plauto, Elion Sacker, Rex West. Additional sound: Christian Marclay, Charles Noyes, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsch. Photographed by Child, Jeff Preiss (second camera). Characters from PERILS reappear, this time in a film noir setting, soap opera thrillers and Mexican comic books generating the action. Perversely and equally inspired by de Sade's Justine and Vertov's sentences about the satiric detective advertisement, MAYHEM is my attempt to create a film in which Sound is the Character and to do so focusing on sexuality and the erotic. Not so much to undo the entrapment (we fear what we desire; we desire what we fear), but to frame fate, show up the rotation, upset the common, and incline our contradictions toward satisfaction, albeit conscious.

Rental: $120.00
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Abigail Child

Mercy Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 7) (1989) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

MERCY, the last in the series, is encyclopedic ephemera, exploring public visions of technological and romantic invention, dissecting the game mass media plays with our private perceptions.

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Abigail Child

B/Side (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Child's B/SIDE is a provocative exploration of the urban homeless, combining sensitive footage of their exterior situation and entering imaginatively into interior fantasies. Framed by footage of the encampment locally known as Dinkinsville on New York's Lower East Side, where some of the homeless of Tompkins Square Park settled after the riots of June 1991, the movie begins with the encampment's first night and ends with the fire and subsequent destruction of the lot in October of the same year. Applying rhythmic construction, poetic license and a generous eye to bodies in poverty, B/SIDE documents a gritty vision of late 20th century urban life. "[F]ew of the films, experimental of otherwise, display the visual confidence and sociopolitical torque of Abigail Child's meditation on homelessness, B/SIDE, which is as modest and resonant as most alternative film is jejune." -- Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice, March 1997 "[A] rich Impressionistic work incorporating a stunning use of sounds and fragments of music; B/SIDE is as lyrical as it is critical." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times, October 1997 "Through both cinematic and emotional means, Child keeps her subjects and objects in a sustained and melodic forward motion, to achieve a tight web of dramatic tension." -- Jan Meisner, New York Talk "B/side shows the other side of Reagonomics, Director Abigail Child combines documentary with fiction and smart wit in a poetic montage to present a complicated and heartfelt portrait of colonialism at home. These events take place only a mile from Wall Street. The public is forced to look, even as the position of the camera changes. Sometimes the camera is the bystander, at other moments it is the perspective of the homeless themselves."--The Daily, Rotterdam Film Festival. "Abigail Child's latest film works like a finely crafted poison dart. Its initial hit is subtle; the effect is curare - hypnotic, over-powering, lethal. ... Through a stylish, yet edgy, mix of staged shots, documentary footage and soundscapes -- Child takes the viewer inside a homeless woman's world. ... [S]mart and fearless." -- Gordon Bowness, XTRA!, Toronto, April 1997 Awards: Official Selection, London and Rotterdam Int'l film festivals; Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997; Oberhausen Film Festival Touring Package and Archive; Prize Winner, Ann Arbor Film Festival; OsnabrUck Media Arts Festival; Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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Abigail Child

Below The New: A Russian Chronicle (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

This video essay combines diary footage of St. Petersburg with archival material, accompanied by the voices of two young Russians who, through personal anecdote, describe the emotional, political, and economic transformations that have wrenched their society.

Rental: $120.00
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Abigail Child

Surface Noise (2000) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Found footage exploring public and private space, organized formally as a sonata, centered around work and issues of class: the divisions between home and public, owners and workers, saturation and flow, structure and improvisation. I work in media, both film and video. I began as a documentarian and moved into more experimental work by the late 1970s out of a sense of the politics of poetic forms and an aesthetic prediliction toward invention. My films extend the avant-garde and montage traditions of Eisenstein and Vertov, as well as the surrealist traditions of Bunuel and Breton in an attempt to examine, critique and play with and within the social realities of our era. In addition to these stylists from early in the century, my influences include the postwar films of Bruce Conner, Stan Brakhage and the under-recognized Len Lye. These works support my commitment to wit, clarity and an investigation of the daily. I expand on these traditions by focusing on sound/image relationships, and by examining gender, the portrayal of women and desire.

Rental: $85.00
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Pip Chodorov

Numero 4 (1989) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

The single frame is the only visible unit in film, yet it is nearly invisible. To see a single frame goes against the nature of cinema; even if that is its very nature. If every frame holds the same image, there will be no movement; if they are completely different from each other, there will be no movement either, but chaos. By using a still camera like a film camera and a film camera like a still camera, Numero 4 rides on the edge between film and photography. One unedited super-8 camera roll.

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Pip Chodorov

Photographer, The (1990) Super 8, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A complement to the previous film: the fictional hero has the power to stop the projector, returning the cinema to its photographic origins, killing its motion. Having the unfortunate idea of taking his self-portrait, he finds himself caught in a photograph, condemned to live in the fleeting reality of the single frame.

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Pip Chodorov

End Memory (Impromptu) (1995) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Keywords: Hand-processed

About ends and memory, the end of an era. I film to remember: the end of a summer, of a family, a last trip to Vermont before a separation, grandparents getting older.... I film impromptu, dissolving and fading in the camera. At night I develop the film in a beaker. It sticks together and stains, leaving traces and holes that only add to the nostalgia. I leave the film as is, adding only some improvised music, which by its minor harmonies and discordances goes well with the faded, stained pictures.

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Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head (1979) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Spiritual / Mystical

Minor Revisions- "I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the US Army and after the birth of his second daughter)".

Rental: $40.00
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Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts III Couples, Love Objects (1971) DVD NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Love Objects- "is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." - Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March 1978

Rental: $40.00
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Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison (1977) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $40.00
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Tom Chomont

VHS Prog. 1 (6 Films): Ophelia/Cat Lady (2 1/2 min, color, 1969), Phases of The Moon (5 min, color, silent, 1968), Oblivion (4 1/4 min, silent, 1969), Gloria In Grass, Persian Rug (color, silent, 1969) (1969) VHS NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films. Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem," because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. " -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway--obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978 Oblivion: "Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, Reaching for Oblivion, Millennium Film Journal, No. , Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976 This film may be viewed through red and green filter glasses to produce momentary stereoscopic and other biocular effects. (these glasses may be obtained at most large camera store or can be approximated by using a square or red cellophane, one held over the right and the other over the left eye. AN after-effect of altered color perception usually results, but this may be quickly reduced by reversing the color filters and looking into a light source. Persian Rug: A Persian Rug filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the "the Sufis" by I Indries Shaf.

Rental: $35.00
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Tom Chomont

Flames (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Night Blossoms (1965) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Tom Chomont

Anthony (1966) 16mm, color, 10 min

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Tom Chomont

Mona Lysa (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Whimsical variations suggested by the minute cracks in a print of Leonardo's famous portrait.

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Tom Chomont

Morpheus In Hell (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

I, prolugue, II, the angel morpheus/the major arcana, iii, jeu de la main. The title refers to quote attributed to Stan Brakhage regarding the avant garde artist: 'Orpheus has been too long in Hell.' Part II, alludes both to the sixth strophe of the Third Song of 'Les Chants du Maldoror' by le comte de Lautremont (Isador Ducasse) and to SIRUS REMEMEBERED by Brakhage. Occult imagery and romantic narrative are reformed by repetition and the element of chance.

Rental: $55.00
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Tom Chomont

Epilog/Siam (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Two Portraits

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Tom Chomont

Phases of The Moon (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem", because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. "-- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway -- obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Oblivion (1969) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

"Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, "Reaching for Oblivion" Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Ophelia/The Cat Lady (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Two films. With Elizabeth Reizner and Carla Liss. "The Cat Lady"--Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady.

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Tom Chomont

Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II (1972) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A Persian Rug (1969) filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the 'The Sufis' by Indries Shaf. PORTRET (1970): A portrait of Eric de Kuyper. T. C. ARIA (1970) For R. B. and G. M. Filmed in Diesntis, Switzerland. LIJN II (1972): "The content and the form seem to define each other... It's like seeing the illusion form as you watch." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, Summer 1981

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Tom Chomont

Life Style/Untitled/"." (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Made while living in Brugghe with Ioanna Salajan and Richard Lamm." T.C. "...the film shot off TV, reminds me a little of (Fernand) Leger and (Walter) Ruttmann." -Scott MacDonald, Afterimage 1981. Printed by hand using sunlight. Developed by the filmmaker.

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Tom Chomont

Love Objects (1971) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"...is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." Fred Camper

Rental: $75.00
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Tom Chomont

Re: Incarnation (1973) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A Berlin diary." T.C. "... was a returning to material forms. It's just a diary, but once again it involves saving snapshots in the face of death and change. It's not clear who is saving the snapshots. Peter was taking them as much as I was. In fact, the film is progresively more Peter's; the last part of it was all filmed by him. Even shots I took were sometimes his idea. Berlin, a city that's divided, seemed like a metaphor for the way people divide each other and don't recognize parts of themselves all around them." T.C. interview, Afterimage, Summer 1981

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Tom Chomont

abda/Rebirth (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Hand-Processed

Abda (b&w): "With abda I was processing black and white film myself in buckets . . . I wanted to destroy my own image." -- T.C. (An interview in Afterimage, Summer 1981.) Rebirth (color): Prints made using sunlight and then reprinted with color filters. The reference is to baptism.

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Tom Chomont

Space Time Studies (1977) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"De eevwigheid duurt een oogwenk./ De ti jd duurt maar door." -- A. Roland Holet. "This film is in several short sections. Most are set in a single location or 'space'; the editing introduces a temporal element into that space. In the third section, for example, the setting is a European cafe; Chomont cuts between different shots that seem to be adjacent to each other in this single space, but various cues--such as the change in characters' positions--tell us that the shots were taken at different times. Chomont is exploring here a fundamental paradox of cinema: that time and space are interdepent, that one camera can film space in a way that make different parts of it seem simultaneously present, cut this simultaneity is an illusion -- the time of the filming and of the strip of film in projection is always moving forward." -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978.

Rental: $45.00
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Tom Chomont

The Heavens/Earth (1978) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The Heavens"--Symmetrical chaos envelops a lone, topless man, whose symmetrical abstractions conjure up a psychadelic version of DaVinci's Vitruvian Man. "Earth"--Flashing lights illuminate black faces and dark eyes, oscillating between darkness and inverted lightness.

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Tom Chomont

Minor Revisions (1979) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the us army and the birth of his daughter)..."

Rental: $35.00
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Tom Chomont

Razor Head (1984) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic

One man shaves another in this highly charged erotic performance.

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Angela Christlieb

Medusa Suicida (1996) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Rental: $40.00
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Angela Christlieb

Eye To Eye (1998) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Rental: $30.00
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Theadora P. Cichy

Maximus To Himself (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

This is a film rendition of the poem "Maximus to Himself" by Charles Olson, taken from his collection THE MAXIMUS POEMS. It is a five minute sound film, black and white action footage, juxtaposed and contrasted with color painting on the celluloid. All is synchronized and contains still shots, slow motion, and fast moving image. Most of the footage was shot in the summer of 1967, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the home of Charles Olson and the scene of "The Maximus Poems. " The sea ballad, "The Shoals of Herring", is sung by the British song writer and folk singer, Ewan MacColl.

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Robert Citron

Vigeland On Life (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

... Robert Citron began filming on 8mm at the age of 16 (in 1948) with an old Keystone camera and by 1962 had graduated to the best 8mm Bolex reflex. However, in 1963 he made the big jump to 16mm, and "Vigeland on Life" was his first film in the new gauge. During the winter of 1963-64, Mr. Citron was working at the University of Oslo, and while there he decided to make a film about the famous Vigeland statues which had left a great impression on him during previous visits to Norway. The idea of using the poetry from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, to match the symbolism of the statuary came while planning the film. The producer says combining the artistic skills of these two men was a great challenge. He first photographed each of Vigeland's 56b bronze statues with a 35 mm still camera, taking several pictures of each piece from various angles and under different conditions of illumination. The poetry was then selected to match these photographs which formed the basis of the actual shooting script. The epilogue from "The Discovery of the Future, " by H. G. Wells, was used to convey an overall philosophical climax to the poetic imagery. The film was shot in color and printed in black and white to obtain an ethereal quality, and all editing, fades and dissolves were done in the camera. "... The people who applauded felt that the thoughts Robert Citron of South Africa tried to illustrate in his film were about beauty, life and love. The people who walked out interpreted it to be about sex. Excerpts from Kahlil Gibran's philosophy were combined with the nude figures of Gustave Vigeland's sculpture. The poetry or pornography controversy inspired by the film certainly proves it had an impact. And it must have been cinematic, or Citron could not have made so many viewers uncomfortable with his perfectly stationary bronze people." -- Camille J. Cook, P. S. A. Journal

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Bill Clark

Hollywood, Here I Am (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The most bizarre benefit to come from this film has been a one-year job as a staff writer at Warner Bros., during the WOODSTUCK regime--but then the producer of WOODSTUCK had a power struggle with the producer of CATCH-22-- and lost. --B. C.

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Jim Clark

Scream King (1977) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A man walks to his left-handed throne, sits down, screams and he is king." J.C.

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Shirley Clarke

Bridges-Go-Round (1958) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

"By my standards, Miss Clarke's picture, an eerie close-up of the metropolitan bridges, is extraordinary. A film that captures the bizarre magic of man-made spans with the movement of a lightning clap and with the same terrible beauty." -- Howard Thompson, The New York Times "A new creative development ... truly excellent." -- Mr. Hugh Gray, Dept. of Film, UCLA

Rental: $30.00
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Ira Cohen

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda, The (1968) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A classic underground film made in 1968, it is divided into three parts, the Opium Dream, Shaman, & Heavenly Blue Mylar Pavilions. A unique film by the originator of mylar photography "Combines Kabuki and Dr. Strange in the mythical realm and alchemical journey by an arcane master"--Julian Beck from Life Magazine's special end of the decade issue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lowell Cohn

Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Cokes

Black Celebration (1988) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

A Rebellion Against the Commodity, this engaged reading of the urban black riots of the 1960s references the 1966 Situationist text, 'The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy.' Along with additional commentary adapted from Barbara Kruger, and musicians Morrissey and Skinny Puppy, the text posits rioting as a refusal to participate in the logic of capital, and an attempt to de-fetishize the commodity through theft and gift. Cokes asks, "How do people make history under conditions pre-established to dissuade them from intervening in it?"

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Tony Cokes

Fade To Black (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In this meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain "casual" events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites-gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes-details of an ideology of repressed racism.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Martha Colburn

Asthma (1995) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Hand-processed, Political / Social Activism

A pro-smoking film for non-smokers made from an old smoking film and other footage. Hand-colored/cut-up SUPER smoking set to the complaints of a Juvenile about his parental controls, which he delivers in song form.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Cats Amore` (2001) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A film revealing our animal instincts. Half naked/half furry cats shake their hips and transform into human-like manifestations with too much make-up and sexy clothes. This film uses flat collage animated puppets and hand coloring of the film.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Cholesterol (1996) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"Using collage and found footage, Colburn creates noisy portraits of our most simultaneously dreadful and beautiful desires (cholesterol-ridden food, alcohol, smoking, and a bit of sex too) to create a world where every image is in constant flux, shifting from glorious, colorful stability to scratchy, flickering cacophony all in a matter of micro-seconds". (program notes by Jeff Lambert 98)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Evil of Dracula (1997) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

A Hypno-Physycho-Vampiric spazzm of fanged advertisements with money-hungry, blood-thirsty grins. This animated film in FANGTASTIC color is enough to cause a line-up at your local Blood Bank. Made with home-spun special effects of funnel-vision and hand-colored film. With a Blood Draining soundtrack by the legendary Lyrical Monster Song Master Jad Fair and musical madman Jason Willett. Originally super-8. "Like a punk-rock offspring from a glue-sniffing union of Carol Burnett and Bruce Conner, Colburn shows us, through found-footage and a camera that won't sit still the reality of our sick, seventies heritage ... filtering it through layers of color and grime to reveal the uneasiness that accompanies the freewheeling attitudes that make up our current cultural consciousness." -- Jeff Lambert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Four By Colburn (2000) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Asthma, Persecution in Paradise, Cholesterol, I Can't Keep Up

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Martha Colburn

I Can't Keep Up (1997) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Come-hither pinup girls are sodomized by jittery lemurs in her 1997 film I Can't Keep Up; in What's On?, made the same year, a fist the size of Oprah Winfrey's head punches one side of the talk-show queen's noggin ("Any delight I can get out of fucking with the media, I'm happy about," Colburn deadpans); a detached foot's toes are mowed off by a lawn mower in 1998's A Toetally Solefull Feeture Pedsintation, which Colburn made with foot-fetish magazines she procured on The Block.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Lift Off (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

An interstellar Sex Capade of Astro-Porno-O-Naughts strobing and sucking through the Outer Limits. Nasty NASA Nymphets float through the Galaxies ... insinuating rocket blow jobs and releasing their Planetary Pleasures, ending in the dispersion of a capsule/parachute. Originally a double-projection of 16mm color space footage and animated, hand-colored collage animation Super 8. With an incredibly Spaced-Out-Dementia-Dirty-Tech soundtrack by Jad Fair and Jason Willett. Man's desire to fornicate with the entire Universe is finally fully realized. "Her orgiastic collages of found footage and animation pirate the images from the unceasing onslaught of our mass media era and turn them inside out, revealing the perversity we all expect is there." -- The Austin Chronicle

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Persecution In Paradise (1997) 16mm, , 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Music

PERSECUTION IN PARADISE (6:17m): A grotesque and celebratory flat puppet animation escapade. In this treacherous two-dimensional trouble tale, crazed crabs, ferocious female wrestlers and snake pits are but a few of the obstacles faced by two wacky musicians. Just when they reach their paradise inhabited by two bomb-shell jungle babes tempting them with exotic dancing they are ... well ... Persecuted in Paradise. An explosion of color and fun antics, with some bucking broncos, decapitation, and fingernail scratching thrown in for good measure.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Secrets of Mexuality (2002) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Hand-processed

A dense and highly detailed film exploring sexuality in the specific realms of Mexican wrestling and kitsch paintings through rapid-fire transformations. Much of the film is hand scratched frame by frame, hand painted (over collage animation). This film was made as a commission by the Mexican Composer Felipe Waller and screened live in Europe and Mexico with live accompaniment by the Dutch group 'Martin Altena Ensemble'.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Skelehellavision (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Philosophical

This is a film exploiting inventive techniques of animation in an attempt to realize the world that may await us after death. Using found pornography as part of the film and literally scratching skeletons over the footage frame-by-frame.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (1999) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical," while containing stylistic affinities with older work, also presented more extended and inter-relational riffs, as well as a more nuanced pacing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

There's A Pervert In Our Pool! (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Watch OUT! Because the underwater Cops are too busy with a rear entry in the deep end to help you if you decide to jump into this pool. It's overflowing with notorious perverts throughout History ... dunking, diving and splashing with giraffes in bondage, penguins with breast implants and a pack of dildo-fetching dogs. "Life Guards are being scratched by someone else's fingernails!" "Help! My shadow is Jerking Off Under ME!" "Trunks are being Pulled!"... Just a few lines from the brilliantly written and crooningly delivered poem by Fred Collins (an auctioneer on PCP) which is the soundtrack for this film, with perverted pool sound effects by Martha Colburn and Jason Willett. There's no coming up for air once you're in this film of OFF-THE-DEEP-END Collage, puppet and painted animation. Originally super-8. Bursting Color! "Short-burst-spazz-junk super-8 animation guaranteed to aerate your brain for the free flow of visual play and perverse humor." -- Craig Baldwin, Other Cinema

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

What's On? (1997) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

A Hyper-Fire Telespazzumentary rendered in orgiastic collage animation, Media Mush and freaky live chunks. Brats, Boobs, Snot-Based Game Shows, First Lady Baboon attacks, cross-dressing amputees, stress, estrogen and more spew and mutate. With star appearances by Michael Jackson, Ronald McDonald, Princess Di, Cher, Oprah (with a black eye) and a cavalcade of your favorite Game Show hosts (warning: public Urination). With a Tele-Smashing Chaos Poetry soundtrack by 99 Hooker and Video game samples by Naval Cassidy. Blasting you into HELL-A-VISION! "Her visual spew of punk rock poetry and corrupt collage, rendered in scabrous animation that's a perfect marriage of Monty Python and Hieronymous Bosch is proof that nobody mixes playfulness and dangerous vision better than a low-tech and virulent underground." -- Patrick Macias, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Douglas Collins

Stock Exchange Transplant (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A documentation of earth-artist Dennis Oppenheim removing the ticker-tape and refuse from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and transporting it to the roof of a Park Avenue office building. "... marvelously successful on so many levels, dazzling..." -- David Bourdon, Life Magazine "STOCK EXCHANGE TRANSPLANT is that rare phenomenon, a film that transforms both the medium and its subject into pure art. Its makers have discovered that the Stock Exchange is just so much paper, and paper is just so much fantasy , and fantasy is just so much life." -- John Gruen, New York Magazine. Selection of the Directors'Week Cannes Film Festival 1970.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $55.00

Warren Collins

Musical Chairs, The (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A sexy and sinister allegory about the man who neglects to puts his house in order; live action and animation.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roy Colmer

Metamorphosis (1973) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Technology

The original material for the film was made from black and white video tapes of nude models -- the result of work sessions over a period of three months. The best sequences were taken and fed into a quantizer, which transfer the black and white tapes to color. The quantizer is sophisticated equipment: color complexity and juxtaposition can be altered to a high degree. A 16mm color film was made from the screen of the quantizer. Concentration in the film is of one and sometimes two models continually moving through the frame; as the film progresses, the figures become more and more abstract. The music I programmed and recorded live from ARP synthesizer and it consists of basic rhythms which change slowly as the images in the film evolve.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Roy Colmer

278 (1976) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"Colorized video tape transferred to film, of cars on Route 278 in Brooklyn. The screen an electronic canvas where color is unified with the elegance of speeding machines. 278 transforms into pulsating luminescent imagery, to my mind surreal film paintings. 278 having the pastel shadings and mystery of an Odilon Redon."

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Beverly Conrad

Coming Attractions (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Coming Attractions" looks backward moment into the memories and forward into the future of Francis Francine (who first appeared in Flaming Creatures), an elegantly dowdy transvestite of, and indeed beyond, a certain age. The memories, haunted by a Spirit of Seductions Past suggest a generally lurid life of sumptuous sex and questionable liaisons.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Beverly Conrad

Straight and Narrow (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, music

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight And Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon, not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film the colors which are so illusory in The Flicker are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images which alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Beverly Conrad

Four Square (1971) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker Tony Conrad.

Note: A four-screen film. Stereo 1/2-track tape--will produce stereo on 1/4-track machines--included, along with complete setup and projection instruction, four separate film reels, and a diagrammatic program note.

"FOUR SQUARE is designed for simultaneous projection by four projectors, on four screens arranged in a square which encloses the audience. In practice it is sometimes necessary to conform the distribution of projectors and screens to the available space. In so doing, a rule of thumb should be that the screens should be separated from one another as much and as symmetrically as possible, and the projectors should roughly face one another, in pairs. The audience, if seated, would do best to sit where it is possible to see two screens ahead and two off to the sides. A diagram of one such arrangement is included with the projectionist's instructions. The two loud-speakers should be widely separated and at opposite sides of the audience.

"This film extends the viewer-film relationship out into the space of the environment. Colors are introduced in such a way that they unbalance the normal receptivity of the viewer's eye to color. Then, throughout the simultaneity of very short events in different areas of the viewing area, relationships are developed around the varying speed of perception in different areas of the viewer's visual field.

"FOUR SQUARE is basically a film about Red, the space, and time. The sound is a tape of composition, 'Emergency Landing', which supports the free in interpolation of atmospheric events into the ambient space" -- Tony & Beverly Conrad

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Daniel Conrad

Circles (1969) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

An abstract composition of variations based on a thematic sequence of five interdissolving colors. The five colors cycle in concentric circular patterns which evolve spatially and temporally. Color interplay invokes certain visual phenomena which motivate the development of the composition.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Conrad

Flicker, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

This is a notorious film; it moves audiences into some space and time in which they may look around and find the movie happening in the room there with them. Much has been written about THE FLICKER. It is a library of peculiar visual materials, referenced to the frame-pulse at 24 frames per second. All flickering light is potentially hazardous for photogenic epileptics or photogenic migraine sufferers.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tony Conrad

Film Feedback (1974) 16mm, black and white, 14.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Made with a film-feedback team which I directed at Antioch College. Negative image is shot from a small rear-projection screen, the film comes out of the camera continuously (in the dark room) and is immediately processed, dried, and projected on the screen by the team. What are the qualities of film that may be made visible through feedback?

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Cathy Cook

June Brides (1987) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Political / Social Activism

"JUNE BRIDES [...] hold out the hope of female transformation or appropriation of the dominant culture. Other makers seem much less optimistic about progressive possibilities, but it is significant that some women artists have turned their attention to looking frankly at men, trying to examine, rather than avoid or assume, knowledge of the masculine" --Chuck Kleinhans

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cathy Cook

Bust Up (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"BUST UP is a tickling thriller about an afternoon tea that's an introduction to an out-of-town visitor. During the tea, Holly spontaneously transforms into several female personas that entertain and startle the curious guest. Holly's multiple BUST UP personas are all obsessed with the beverage tea and the formalities of etiquette, pedigree and hospitality. Still photography and repetitive camera innercuttings create a montage of film styles that with a comedic edge project the tension of this close encounter of a sterepphonic mind." --Jerome Schultz

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cathy Cook

Beyond Voluntary Control (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

BEYOND VOLUNTARY CONTROL conveys the experience of psychological and physical confinement. Through a surreal montage of haunting images from diverse sources, a sense of the obsessions, phobias, and diseases that constrict personal freedom is tellingly communicated. Dancer David Figueroa contributes his original and evocative movements to the mix. A soundtrack with poems by Emily Dickinson and Sharon Olds escorts the visual, and an interview with the filmmaker's mother poignantly underscores the latter's struggle with Parkinson's disease.- Lock yourself in, then let yourself go.

Rental: $75.00 sale price 175.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $175.00

Riccardo Costa

Crossing (2002) VHS NTSC, , 8.75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Cass is walking on a block of Manhattan, when he suddenly meets the people who are involved with his life: his girlfriend, his mother, his friends, his uncle, something is happening but he will realize it when he crosses the street... at the beginning.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Sharon Couzin

Roseblood (1974) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

The dance of Carolyn Chave Kaplan; Music from Stockhausen's "Hymnen" and "Mantra," Enesco's "Sonata No. 3 in A Minor." Images of a woman in dance, in flora, in picture, in eyes, in architecture, in sunshine, in color, in crystal, in space, in confusion, in danger, in disintegration, in her hand, in birth, in the Valley of Sorrow, in the sea, in repetition, in sculpture and in herself. "Some really extraordinary subliminal combinations are happenings." -- Pat O'Neill

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

Trojan House, A (1981) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A house of trick cards, the woman as house. "A marvelous smorgasbord of images." -- Edgar Daniels "Architectural structures become the structures of relationships, establishing the windows of communication (between parents and children, between lovers) while preserving a sense of enclosure, isolation." -- Dave Kehr

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sharon Couzin

Deutschland Spiegel (1980) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

DEUTSCHLAND SPIEGEL is a film of light, shadow, air, stone, fences, soldiers, roads. And words. Footage from old German newsreels and parallel personal footage is edited and optically printed into counterpoint with images of a young boy. The loss of innocence is the boy's, the burden of understanding is ours. (Warning: contains proofs that things close in upon us without our noticing.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

Salve (1981) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

This film "plays" with language and history in a naive way, weaving, in the words of a child, a disappearing landscape into the fabric of a film of numbers, sounds, and textures. "There's a paradox at the center of Couzin's work, in that for all of the wariness of form and order her films express, they remain tightly organized, elegant formal studies. ... SALVE is her most paradoxical film and, I think, her richest. A young girl's discovery of 'the relationships between the quantities' -- of geometry, volume, time, and numbers -- is seen as an ineffably tragic development." -- Dave Kehr Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; SF Art Institute Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

OdilonOdilon (1984) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family, Personal / Diary / Journal

ODILONODILON is a portrait of an adolescent boy coming to know himself and his place within his family and society. It uses historic sound: Edward R. Murrow's Christmas Eve broadcast during World War II to the parents of the young children of London's families, urging them to send their youngest to the country to save their lives as a protection against the nightly bombing raids. The "Yanks in December" recording is ironically echoed in the baseball motif in the film. Odilon's love of baseball, eating and cooking and his growing awareness of adulthood's responsibility, ambition and judgement create a brooding tension. Playfulness and intellectual rigor struggle to remain part and parcel of his daily life against the larger backdrops of Alcatraz and World War II.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sharon Couzin

Pauline (1985) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Pauline is a film that explores the friendship of two artists, obliquely, through the exploration of a house, a garden and a painting. The qualities of light and time are used to heighten the properties simple acts and objects may take on when mediated by these two elements. The primary subject of the film, then, is not an event, nor a story, but a sense of an artist's process and her relation to the world. "Through the use of a hand-held camera, Couzin takes us with her on a search for Pauline, a woman who had been her closest childhood friend. We travel through a labyrinth of extraordinary images which capture Pauline's world .... It is not Pauline's likeness we are looking for -- we see her image many times in the film -- but rather the elusive essence of who this childhood friend has grown up to be. ... But as Couzin searches through Pauline's world for this essence, we sense that she is also searching for another elusive presence; that is, the person she might have become." -- Hollie Lavenstein Exhibition: Millennium, NY; SF Art Institute Film Festival; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Walker Art Center; Chicago Frankfurt Exchange; SF Cinematheque; Pacific Film Archive; Philadelphia College of Art; Ithaca College; RIT; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Big Muddy Film Festival; Image Forum; Tokyo Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto; American Centers in Fukuoka, Osaka.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sharon Couzin

Shells and Rushes (1987) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

"The lush and mysterious realm evoked by SHELLS AND RUSHES recalls the uncanny eclecticism of the surrealists. Strange, flesh-like sea shells, restlessly turning and quivering; enigmatic allusions to classical mythology, such as the Birth of Venus and Leda and the Swan; and paradoxical uses of positive and negative space variously bring to mind Man Ray, Dali and Cornell. But Couzin's film creates its own rich, secretive world and provides its own astonishing pleasures. Accompanied by an otherworldly soundtrack of ancient throat-singing, this deftly edited film is by turns seductive, humorous and serene." -- Rafael Wang "Two simultaneous trips: one around summertime Alaska where the grasses are trying to grow and the children are allowed to point; the other upon the artist's magic table. Here nature is frozen into a pretty marble chessboard with slate backside. Here culture and imagination, seashell sexuality, bits of string, oceans of dyed silica gel dewing petally ladies, twittery families of seashells, seashell logic and perspective, Madonna ... romp supreme. Deep guttural Eskimo chants. You're in the land where Beauty lives and dies. No, you're back in summertime AL. sorry AK." -- Dennis Couzin

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Portrait #2 Judy Fyve (1983) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Just what is says --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

River Windows (1966) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A film counterpointing the hard reality of the present with the fantastic actuality or imagining of the idyllic past. This is best realized in the halting transition from the journey through time back to the watery one that evoked." --Ken Kelman

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Evocation (1969) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage

A tribute to overwhelming nature, this film is rich in both color and sound. A combination of original footage and images from children's books, text books, etc. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Moddle Toddle (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

Why is it that just when you start getting into something you really like, that woman comes along with all her gyrating and sexy outfits; she's so irresistable you just can't go on... or can you. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Soul Freeze (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

"SOUL FREEZE is Cowan's masterpiece to date, and one of the most consciously anguished of films. It is centered around a man who is being 'tempted' by female sexuality. But it begins not with the man, but with two mythic images: a woman carrying a sign with the man's picture on it through the streets, and white, burning candles. This kind of imagery is contained throughout the film: things appear that are not part of the 'story' but are part of the feelings that Cowan draws from his 'story': the girl in the coffin, whom the man worships, the flesh being cut up, the geometrical shapes and finally the burning picture at the end. But Cowan's ideas are expressed most fully not by the presence of these things but by the way the whole film is shot and cut. To the subject of the film Cowan brings exceptionally violent feelings concerning the existence of human flesh; perhaps, concerning the physicality of all things. The violent cuts, images flashing on and off, throughout the film, partly expresses this. But it is also contained in the shooting style, which turns objects into blocks of light and dark. The borders of these objects seem to be clashing with the borders of the adjacent ones; the conflict, accentuated by the cutting, seems to result from a wish to destroy or deny the physicality of all things. But Cowan does not propose anything to replace it; and in fact the film is inextricably tied to that physicality. Thus the film expresses a great internalized violence, and intense sense of pain; but at the same time it is beautiful, for like any art, the pain is more than simple pain, it comes out of a form that contains more than can be said in words and it is the form which is beautiful."--Fred Camper

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Robert Cowan

Jangleflex (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Music

An abstract, rhythmically cut film with various images of women, some of whom are dancers. The sound track, which is semi-electronic, is composed and played by Cowan. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rememberance and Goodbye (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal melancholia concerning the death of my mother with my own personal memor images of school, home, lost first love and fears of my own obliteration. Made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rockflow (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Parts of this film were shot for a mixed media show at the 'Electric Circus' in New York, and were later expanded and re-edited into the present form. A semi-documentary that gradually expands to a pure sight and sound experience. Music by Chambers Brothers. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Alone (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"From the way the film begins, and the way the outside images are used, it is clear that they are not intended to be entirely specific to the girl; not, say, to represent her 'thpughts.' The objects and images are rather metaphors--i. e., the pale, barren snow scenes--for the girl's state. Further, they place her isolation in a more general context than that of a single person's experience. The film creates a whole system which describes that isolation. This is made clearer still by the end, which alters the girl's color and removes her from her relatively personalized room." --F. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Earth Song (1970) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

A dance-music-processional hommage to the life force, a unification of nature and man, shot in San Francisco, Yosemite and New Mexico; made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

100 Chinese Opera Masks (1975) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Just what it says --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Shadow Glass, The (1976) 16mm, black and white, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"... is roughly based on Ewers' 'Student of Prague'. It concerns a young man who, feeling incapable of surmounting the harsh realities of love and life, sends his reflection cut to procure and win for him the object of his desire. Rather than being his servant and slave, the reflection takes over and controls the life of the man. In frustration and anger the man kills his reflection in order to be set free. The reality of the situation is the reality of suicide. The entire film could be interpreted as taking place in a brief second--for as long as it takes pull the trigger. --B. C.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ray Craig

On The Beach (1962) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

An experimental science fiction film, loaded with special effects. The story of an insensitive young man who meets an alien from another planet --R. C. "It's the first experimental science fiction picture I've ever seen." Paul Gonski

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ray Craig

Signs of the Times (1962) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

A satire on advertising, examining the dilemma of the outer-directed man and revolving around a typical consumer beset by commercials and billboards until he is finally forced into action. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Corrective Measures: Politically Speaking (1986) VHS NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Capturing the conflict of fighting violence with violence, terror against terrorism, politics exploiting itself.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Peter Cramer

Coney Island (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

"A haunting document of what was once the worlds most famous amusement park beach resort." - Naked Eye Cinema

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Haiku Series Parts I & III (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A New England family weekend takes on the sparse simplicity of a Japanese haiku.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Peter Cramer

Black & White Study 1990 (1990) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Films about Film, Media, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - An exploration of chiarusco, nudes, movement and film techniques in constantly shifting fields of perception. Eroticism and humor highlight an interracial couple engaged in a tableau vivant of opposites and attractions. Premiered at the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival (now MIX)Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Introducing Mr. Diana (1996) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - INTRODUCING MR. DIANA, a video short documenting the arrival of controversial comic book artist and illustrator Michael Diana--the hottest astral flame to scorch New York City's creative underbelly--to New York City. Facing obscenity charges in Florida, he has already done time there for his shocking and outrageously funny pictorial observations. His stellar popularity in the underground realm of ribald iconiclasm has made him a current target of authoritative 'zine'-o-phobia. In his art he exposes the hypocrisy of common atrocities committed in the name of Traditional Values: those of Family, Church, and Nation; Ideas that he gets straight from TV news. Mike's soft spoken, gentle character is in sharp contrast to the harsh images of bloody sexuality he creates. His persona combines the raw innocence of Melvile's Billy Budd with the lusty ingenuousness of Voltaire's Candide. The video features the "three faces of Mike": Artist, Political Scapegoat, and Object Of Desire. Explore the territory "Inside Michael Diana", as the film makers survey his surfer-buff physique. He stands poised amidst the jumble of severed limbs, human genitalia, and visceral secretions of his own creation. The video also features an appearance by Martha Wilson, whose sexually explicit exhibition and performance curatorial of the past twelve years made her alternative space Franklin Furnace a front-runner in challenging today's harshly vindictive climate of censorship in public art funding, production, and presentation.

Rental: $30.00 sale price 50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Robert Crawford

Fulton Street (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

A day at the Fulton Street Fish Market in New York City. The noise and unceasing movement of trucks, hand carts, and workers. Filleting, weighing, crating, and the icing the fish in the wholesale fish houses. The winding down of the hectic pace of the market as it eventually dies. Only piles of rubbish, wooden crates, and a few seagulls punctuate the silence. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Crawford

Bridges and Lights (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

The throbbing and pulsing of traffic and hectic activity on and around the bridges of Manhattan. Traffic and warning lights, seagulls, reflections in the East River, and stark silhouetted forms of the bridges are complemented with a soundtrack consisting of pile drivers, rushing cars, and the wind. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Memory of the Park (1970) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Sunday afternoon in Washington Square Park, New York City. New York's ethnic hodge podge represented by winos, students, hippies, street musicians, checker players, and uptowners--all interlaced with tourists and children. The soundtrack consists primarily of music recorded in the park. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Scenes From New York City Transit (1972) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Portrays the loneliness and alienation subway riders experience in the dirt and graffitti laden New York City subway. Screeching cars, pulsing escalators and moving platforms, nervous and stressed riders as they wait interminably or as they surge forward to compete for a seat during rush hour. The underground claustrophobia is finally relieved as the trains emerge above the ground and rattle to the end of the line. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Crawford

Two Feet Under The Roof (1975) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Rich and subtle tones of gray and black as defined by the shapes and forms of a New York City rooftop. This is contrasted with the movement of a pair of legs in a claustrophobic New York apartment as sounds from the street and neighboring apartments invade and finally dominate the setting. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Ten Haiku (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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

The short vignetted conceived in the spirit of Japanese haiku. Strong visual contrasts and moods using footage of urban life which, in turn, is blended with abstract imagery of bridges, streets, and nature. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

H20 (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Structural

Rhythms of the colors, textures, and patterns of moving water. Synchronized with various types of percussion. Certain colors and patterns repeat themselves with a tempo or meter which is analogous to the structure used in musical compositions.--R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah (1972) VHS NTSC, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Video autobiography from age six to thirteen. Scenes and narrative shot on location, ending with a video transfer of the actual 16mm film footage of the artist's elaborate wartime Bar Mitzvah.

Rental: $100.00

Bill Creston

Runner (1981) Super 8, color & b/w, 17.5 min

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

A film consisting primarily of rapid segments shot in and around New York City with original music and sound usually cut in equal length to each image. The principal subject of the film is New York street culture: birds, dogs, transportation, derelicts, pedestrians and seamy life, intercut with a very few fragments of nature, indoor and simple subjects. Each sound has been written as dialogue or collected from the radio or produced on synthesizer to accompany each image and establish attitude: amusement, amazement, contrast, bewilderment, humor, absurdity.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Bill Creston

I Saw Where You Was Last Night (1984) Super 8, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A 14-minute Super 8mm film which extends the ranges of Creston's earlier works, especially RUNNER, Leonard Moltz, and Open 7 Days. In this film, each segment is accompanied by original dialogue and monologue which permit the viewer direct access to the artist's underlying rationale for voyeurism. The writing reflects an uncanny ear for street talk and gesture. It is spoken with nuance and inflection by seven artist-actors under Creston's direction.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Bill Creston

You Ever Hear of Wyatt Earp? (1984) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A ten-minute film consisting of carefully sequenced non-linear scripted one-liners molded and edited into the heightened patterns of this filmmaker's absurdist social observation.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Bill Creston

Peanut Butter (1985) Super 8, color, 4.5 min

"Four quick-scripted films on one reel (Peanut Butter, Water, Stars, Execution).

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

George George Csicsery

With Catherine (1969) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Personal / Diary / Journal

Catherine's dream, full of anxieties about sexual pursuit and their resolution in her liberation, comes to dominate her waking hours. Elements of the dream keep intruding on her day, through coffee and love. The dream replaces her fragmented experiences with a more lyrical mood that persists for the rest of the film--G. P. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George George Csicsery

Ceremony (1972) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

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

CEREMONY is an occult fairy tale played out in a fantasy world between the mundane and the supernatural. The Sleeping Beauty quest is transposed to late 1960s - early 1970s Northern California with a subplot that becomes a proto-ecological visual commentary on the complex inter-relationships between nature and technology. The film describes environments as an esthetic frontier between the desirable and the intolerable. In some places the metaphor is blatant through interpretations of sculptures, close-ups of computer innards and architecture. The story is populated by mysterious beings who can't seem to find each other, either in the real life play they are performing, or in the dreamworld where we frequently watch them trying to sort out what's real and what isn't.---G. P. C.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alexander Curtis

In The Wake (1992) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Literature & Theater

The first sentence of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is fused together with anonymous amateur film-material - "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation bact to Howth Castle and Environs."--A. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John A. Cutaia

Rituals (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In 1966 RITUALS was 'voted one of the all time best movies of the UCLA film department.'--(Nat Freedland, Cavalier, Feb./68). Conservative members of the faculty subjected to pressures from politicians in Sacramento and perhaps themselves a little nauseated at the realism of a sequence depicting the frustrated girl freaking on acid, via a razor blade, ordered the film banned. After two years of negotiation with University officials, Cutaia finally secured its release. --J. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Four Film Scribbles (1993) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Anja Czioska

Ion Dance (1997) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Ion Garnica is a dancer of the Frankfurt Forsythe Ballet. It's a naked dance improvising performance only for the camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Jonas Mekas, Friday 13th October, 1995 N. Y. C (1996) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Jonas, Birgit and Anja make a trip to the Brooklyn Bridge. Taxi driving, be buying, drinking, doing funny things and dancing. It was a nice afternoon.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Anja Czioska

Roof -- Shower -- Underwater 3 B&W Hand Developed Film Prints (1994) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

This is a self-portrait film with 3 different times and technical ways of doing handhold camera: fast tempo, tripot and filming in single frame and the body in slow motion, backwards and slow motion. Together it gives a symbioses of my filmwork playing with camera, technic and the view of the audience.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Anja Czioska

Shower Film (1992) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

The shower is filmed by two miniature cameras in the cabin. A few minutes later the shower film can be seen on the associated "showerbox.net" site on the Internet and can be downloaded on to your own computer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Shiwa (1991) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

You can see light film... and maybe a wonderful naked body. Musik of Yma Sumac.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Bolero (1995) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Timo is Sybille. They get married. Romantic film performance-dance in a gravel-pit.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Princess Marina (1996) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Marina eat a carrot. Marina is a Princess. Marina is naked.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Victoria Campbell

House of Bones (2009) Color, 89 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history , personal/diary/journal

A personal story of the end of a house and family-filmed the last summer before the big sale. Set on Martha's Vineyard.

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Pip Chodorov

Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (2002) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A piano concert by Charlemagne Palestine, filmed on super-8 and optically printed. Each film frame corresponds to a note in the concert; as the music speeds up, photography becomes cinema. The discordant harmonics are translated visually into complementary colors. By representing music visually, the fast flickering creates an orgasm in the optic nerve

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Abigail Child

Dark Dark (2001) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater, Philosophical

“DARK DARK is a ghost dance of narrative gesture melding four found story fragments: Noir, Western, Romance and Chase. The music of Ennio Morricone provocatively interacts with the images, tantalizing the audience with webs of memory, meaning and elusive folly.” A.C.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Lili Chin

Finnish Psyche (Excerpt 1) The Red Spectre (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Lili Chin

Portrait Of Shanghai (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Lili Chin

Untitled Space Series (2006) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation of 4 Titles: Sunday Song Space Song Flight Portrait Of Shanghai

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Donna Cameron

Live Reel I - War Paths Thru Turquoise & Silver (2005) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

5 Silent Films in Cinematic Paper Emulsion Five films on one reel, each separated by 3 seconds of turquoise leader Films may be rented separately by advance arrangement with The Film-makers' Coop. 1. BROKN BRIDGE 3 min, 2005 2. LIEDER 3.5 min, 1996, 35mm showm on 16mm 3. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET 2.5 min, 2000, 35mmm shown on 16mm 4. PETERBOROUGH FOREST 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm 5. JAZZ STUDY 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm All films employ a cinematic paper emulsion technique developed by Cameron since 1974 and are handmade, original works. The reel in its entirety premiered at the Film-makers' Coop benefit show, September 2005, with music accompaniment by Mark Stewart and David Cossin of Bang on A Can. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET "Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

16mm Rental: $75.00

Phil Cummins

Fire (1986) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

An attempt to capture beauty too volatile, too fleeting and too dangerous; a thing with a life of its own.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Today's Big News (1984) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

TODAY'S BIG NEWS synthesizes the thousands of bits of meaningless information contained within the hourly onslaught of media bombardment. Chemically solarized film is combined with depolarized video images - achieved by literally attacking the internal components of a videotape recorder - to produce garish colors and electronic negative images. The disharmony is further emphasized by a fragmented soundtrack composed of bits of TV commercials and programs - a metaphor for the inherent deception in the broadcast medium.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Vigo & Broadway (1985) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An articulation of the conflict between man and nature, told in the style of the cinepoem. The camera takes on the point of view of an egret, a great sea bird, its sense of vision fragmented, slow in coming. It takes time to assemble the parts of vision into meaningful forms. Taking rest for a moment on this sad world of men, it returns to sky.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Four Films by Phil Costa Cummins (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

VIGO & BROADWAY (1985, VHS, color/so, 5m): See film description above. VOYAGER (1987, VHS, color/so, 3m): Shot in my mother's living room a short time after my father's death. The film combines images of objects in the room with family photographs, old films and soft light refractions in green and gold. The images suggest the contemplative nature of thought-memory; a kind of universal state of consciousness in which all memories are melded into one. ANGELS (1988, color/si, 2m): See film description above. SMOKY'S JOURNAL (1989, color/si, 16m) A silent diary film shot while living in a rural area from the summer of 1988 through the spring of 1989. States of mind are expressed in the film through visual relationships to animals and nature and through the play of light on Kodachrome 40. Changes in mood are denoted by the structural changes in editing, from languid and pastoral to anxious and frenetic, and by the seasonal changes in nature.

VHS_NTSC Sale: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Angels (1988) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

Fears, laments, and remembrances told in romantic images on the classic Kodachrome eight millimeter. A film shot as though its images had somehow mythically emerged from the nineteenth century.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Handmade (1983) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A shared discovery. In HANDMADE the camera is directed into the sun as the hand is expanded and contracted in front of the lens in a kind of living shutter. The resulting images fuse flesh and light into a dance of brilliant bursts of light and color, expressing a longing for flight and celebrating the passion of a living summer day.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Moondance (1986) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

There are small creatures within all of us. We lurk alone in the mossy cool of the day, peering out to the warm light through the hidden foliage to the lush, dark mystery of daydream. At nightfall we emerge and stir about with the spinning of the moon. This scintillation and eclipse, the invocation of night and nature, is for me the rediscovery of magic.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Requiem (1987) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

The resurrection of myth in a simple play of light and shadow. The images of epochs are evoked within these short passages. *Note: REQUIEM is included free of charge with rental of the three other films, FIRE, HANDMADE and MOONDANCE.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Brian Coffey

Like Being Pursued By A Boulder (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER is a willfully subjective document of the protests surrounding the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. The film juxtaposes images of anonymous dissent with the iconography of the state, and questions what is hidden and visible within the public sphere. LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER acts as a counter to prevailing representations of large-scale protests through its refusal to play the numbers game (success or failure determined solely by suspect headcounts), and its avoidance of images that foster a binary identification/rejection relationship with the viewer (Do these people look like/unlike me?). Instead the film focuses on the collective energy generated on the street and the force marshaled to restrict and contain this energy. The film recognizes the steady disappearance of the public commons and the marginalization of dissent in hopes that new objectives and strategies can be realized to counter this trend.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Brian Coffey

Onishi Portrait (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of filmmaker ONISHI Kenji at his Tokyo apartment in 2003. A series of cinematic exchanges between filmmaker and subject set in a space infiltrated by cinematic detritus.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Pip Chodorov

Faux Mouvements (Wrong Moves) (2007) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Having studied cognitive science and film semiotics, Pip Chodorov (b. 1965) recent films and drawings explore the terrain between the two fields. While aiming to confuse the parts of the brain responsible for the perception of motion (areas VI7 and VI8 of the optical cortex), Chodorov maximizes the potential hypnotic power of repetition and irregularity.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Martha Colburn

Meet Me in Wichita (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

This work throws Osama Bin Laden into the fairytale Land of Oz. A combination of watercolors, collage and paint on glass animation, this film is a play between fact, fiction, politics , fantasy, terror and morality.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Don't Kill the Weather Man! (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

-based on 'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' by Guillaume De Digulleville 1437- in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum and Archive in Philidelphia, PA. A commissioned project by the museum. "'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' is a French medieval illuminated manuscript; a moralizing Christian romance, one in which death is always looming. I selected various characters and narratives from the manuscript and cut them into a modern landscape of enviornmental catastrophe. I thought of how the moralizing in the manuscript mirrors our contemporary culture. The manuscript is always deferring to a future life to come, as does the current push for enviornmental awareness. I took all of these ideas and mixed them into my own narrative. I created the film collage, imagining how the manuscript writers may have created an animation, applying the rules of Medieval Art to my animated technique. - M.C.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Wrong Time Capsule (2006) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: found footage, political

Colburn uses her signature cutout-and-paste animation style. Pennsylvania-born, Amsterdam/New York based Colburn plays with images of money and liknesses of members of indie-rock band Deerhoof to bring this song to life.

DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 1: Ophelia, Catlady, Jabbok, Mirror, Phases, Oblivion, The Heavens, Earth, Minor, Razorhead, Self, Sadistic Self Portrait, Slash Portrait, Hard Portrait () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Ophelia, Catlady, Jabbok, Mirror, Phases, Oblivion, The Heavens, Earth, Minor, Razorhead, Self, Sadistic Self Portrait, Slash Portrait, Hard Portrait. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 2: Aquarium, Self Portrait, Inner Sanctum, The Hidden Stair Case, A Faustian Knot, Twilight () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Aquarium, Self Portrait, Inner Sanctum, The Hidden Stair Case, A Faustian Knot, Twilight. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 3: Aquarium, The Cat Lady, Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Aquarium, The Cat Lady, Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 4: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 5: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2 () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 6: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Doris Chase

Full Circle: The Work of Doris Chase (1970) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A documentary focusing on Doris Chase's creative process. A pioneering filmmaker of expanded cinema and early computer technology. Produced by Elizabeth Woods.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Melanie Ida Chopko

Lungs (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage, Hand-processed, spiritual mystical

A recycled-image collage film narrating a dream of donating my lungs. With hand painted sections. Titles are handmade, created through a new process of "negative typing" wet film in a typewriter.

16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Martha Colburn

Cosmetic Emergency (2008) 35mm, DVD_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Political Social Activism

"Cosmetic Emergency" explores the idea of beauty through a collage of live action and lyrical animations. A free-form take on the current trend of cosmetic obsession and the immortal quality of painting, the film searches for "what's on the inside". Topical news stories (such as the US military offering free cosmetic surgery)and musical film sequences are created with paint-on-glass animation, found footage and documentary techniques. The music was commissioned for the film. Selected musicians, including New Zealand's Hip-Hop artist, "Coco Solid" and "Half Japanese" found Jad Fair, wrote and recorded humorously cynical songs about the cosmetic craze. Also included is a rare appearance by the Dutch Ambassador of Cosmetic Surgery, Marijke Helwegen.

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Cwik

Eight Short Films (2003-2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

WATERFALL- 2:45. Rushing water of a Canadian waterfall with experimental synthesized music.

MAROC- 5:30. Rapid movement, in Morocco, bustling, full of energy and life, with Middle-Eastern techo-style music, giving the sense of wanting to explore.

ANDORRA- 2:00. A rushing river in the Pyrenees, white mannequins that almost touch hands, and synthesized chanting/ violin. A bit like how a fly might see things.

ROBOT- 2:30. A "robot" does not want to be a robot. Features dream-like/mechanized performance by Ryan Cloutier, with synthesized Nintendo-esque music.

CANYON- 1:00. Filmed in Canyonlands National Park. Huge sandstone pillars burst toward the viewer, with industrial-style music.

PENDULUM- 1:00. Light and sound, sun streaks in a black field, with primordial-style music.

GOLD BEACH- 1:00. A colorful, disquieting sunset over the sea, a playful, bouncy sun, and synthesized staccato music.

FOX- 2:00. A lament to history destroyed for the sake of the new, featuring a huge yellow monstrous metal crane, and moody/hypnotic guitar music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Nelson Carlo

Should We Go Home (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A group of amateur filmmakers are trying to make a film about a mature upper class woman who claims that she has lost her house. Wondering the lonely and cold streets of the city, she seems to be in a very particular state of mine. She is more interested in talking about the world than answering the question about how she lost her home?. This feeling of loss is impregnated throughout the whole film and it becomes the main topic of it; this causes the lost of the film itself.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Cwik

Six Short Films (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

JANELLE AND FRIENDS - 3:28. A happy, blinking, doll's adventures on a swing, at a bus stop, with doll friends, giving birth, and looking longingly with other dolls at swimmers in a pool, with klezmeresque, circus-like, alto sax music.

FAIR - 3:12. Fair lights, games, and a scary figure, ending with the kaleidoscopic colors of a ride rotating in the night sky, with original electronica music.

TOTEMS - 3:08. Autumn shrubs and trees morph to pans of animated totem poles, with rhythmic experimental percussive/electronica music.

TIMBERLINE - 2:54. A snow-covered alpine mountain, road, and pine trees, distant vistas, skiers, dancing tree limbs, a ski lift from below, and shadows, with melodic, wistful, jazz electronica music.

IRVINE - 3:18. Southern California suburbia - cars, carts, a fountain, shoppers, products, a redemption center, a visual caress of a stylish, beautiful, evocative, eucalyptus tree, and a home, with acoustic, melodic, guitar/saxophone music.

GORGE - 3:12. Freight, tractor trailers, flowers in the breeze, a picnic, hills, and a journey, with melodic, ambient music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Roberta Cantow

The Book of Laughs (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, personal diary & journal

Life-Loss--Love-Loss-Death Leads the viewer head-on into the complex intimacy between two sisters and their losses, both growing up, and by the death of one. This is the Book of Laughs, the fairy tale promise of good times. These sisters have touched and held on to each other through many frightening nights, and they have laughed.

Rental: $135.00
16mm Rental: $135.00

Roberta Cantow

Iluminada (1986) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment & nature

A song of the soul. Visual impressions of Mexico. Various dimensions of reality.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Mosaics (1994) VHS_NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultrual, political & social activism

The U.S. faces many complex issues regarding its migrant population, one is affordable housing. Here viewers see the human face behind this issue, and a call for a positive solution to the problem.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Roberta Cantow

Doctor Clown (1992) VHS_NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, childrean & youth, personal diary & journal, science & medicine

The movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams made the physician-social-crusader-clown world famous. This documentary offers a revealing encounter with the real Patch Adams. Here we see exclusive sequences of his "Between-the-Sheets Therapy" with a disturbed, suicidal patient named Dave, which show how far the doctor is willing to go to find a way to relieve a person's suffering. No one in the world has ever used this as a therapeutic tool. There are other touching examples of Dr. Adams' inimitable, creative approach to caring for patients in different parts of the world. And for the first time ever we are allowed to see his unique "Joy Workshop."

Rental: $90.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

Abigail Child

Cake and Steak (2002-2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A rambunctious embrace, body to body, woman to woman, entrance to exit- inlaws- foregrounding the construction of cinematic meaning, the elusive nature of memory and desire, the hysteric familial arena of the social. A comedy of manners and movement, the film, like all parts of this new series, excavates 'girl training' in the legacy of home movies and post-war American suburban culture, and is conceived for both loop installation and single-screen projection.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Abigail Child

(If I can sing a song of) LIGATURES (2009) DVD_NTSC, b & w, 5:22 min

Genre: Experimental

Third in my series of Foreign Films exploring relations of text and image, how text turns the image. In (If I Can Sing A Song About) Ligatures, words taken from lines of Nada Gordon's unrequited love poems, whose sentences are taken, in their turn, from anonymous web poems, reveal a history of sexuality. Ligatures pronounces the poignancy of desire; its power and its vulnerability. The women are visions, girls, desirous, delicate, illusory. The illusionary nature is made manifest-transversing boundries, expectations and physical limits-by the close. We in the audience, creating our own identities in the moments, remain trans-fixed.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Abigail Child

To and No Fro (2005) DVD_NTSC, b & w, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

First in a series of five 'foreign films' for projection/installation. "Speculative play with image and sound outside the frame. Status and culture crack the mirror of family secrets, dreams, hauntings and wish-fulfullment in letters. The text speaks; the scene looks."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Peter Cramer

Giornalisti En Maschera (Journalists In Disguise) (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

An experimental documentary woven together by excerpts from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. Created during Emily Harvey's Venice gallery opening of the Fluxus group show concurrent with the 49th Venice Biennial, June 2001. Featuring an interview with designer, Mary McFadden. Did painting die, or simply meiotically reproduce as video art? Has nationalism outlived its cultural relevance? These familiar questions and others are reconstituted and posed at the press previews of the 2001 Venice Biennial. The directors/ performers investigate relations of art, business, and politics in the guise of objective journalist three months preceding 9/11. Other interviewee include Special Prize winners Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (Canada), and other artists.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Peter Cramer

Soma, Soma, Soma (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

A document of the exhibition of the same title at NYC's Sculpture Space. Examining three generations of conceptual, performance, and installation by artists Geoffrey Hendricks, William Pope L., and Patty Chang with interviews and footage of their exhibition performances. A documentary video of the exhibition of the same title curated by William Pope L. at NYC's Sculpture Center at its former location of East 69th St. Originally conceived as a private commission by the artist Geoffrey Hendricks to document his performance, Cramer & Waters had access to include the artists regarding their participation to provide a wider context for the exhibition.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Caryn Cline

Seattle Solstice (2008) 16mm, color, 2:40 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

Mapping a Seattle landscape as the year turns, this film is an optical print of original hand-made frames. Featuring hydrangea, geranium, nandina, camillia, oregano, vinca, snapdragon, cyclamen, violet, linden, clematis, linaria, birch bark and daphne. Music by Bay Area composer, arranger, and jass bassist Chuck Metcalf used with permission.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caryn Cline

Lucy's Terrace (2009) 16mm, color, 4:20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

"Lucy's Terrace" experimentally documents an urban retreat. Comprised of optically-printed handmade frame, the film features plants gleaned from my neighbor's terrace: blue-eyed grass, boxwood, cinquefoil, clematis, rose, slvia, valerian, and verbena. The music, from contemporary composer David Froom, and used with his permission, features my neighbor, classical flautist Lucy Goeres.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Donna Cameron

World Trade Alphabet (2000) 16mm, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Brokn Bridge (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Like its title, the film suggests both a broken bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge through a collage of deconstructed hand-drawn images of the iconic bridge. The score evokes an urban soundscape through the clanging sounds of construction and destruction weaved into the steady beat of the drum.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

TRIUMPH OF THE WILD (2008) 35mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: history, political

This is a chronological film of American history beginning with the American Revolution...

"I filmed TRIUMPH OF THE WILD and made the artwork in my studio in Queens, NY. I shot it on 16mm and transferred it to a digital scan, and then printed to 35mm. This was much easier than with COSMETIC EMERGENCY, which is a film that I made in 2005 by hand printing every frame to 35mm on an 'experimental printing' configuration, which consisted of a camera and a lens and some tissue paper, projecting from the floor up underneath this table onto the tissue paper, and advancing the film frame by frame to re-photograph it. The advantage of scanning to digital first is that color correcting and cropping is possible. TRIUMPH OF THE WILD is an animation, so the focus should not be on the 'printing effect'. Cosmetic Emergency is so roughly printed that projectionists think their machine is breaking while it is projecting.

"At the time I made TRIUMPH OF THE WILD, 16mm was beginning to be phased out, so printing to 16mm was not an option. TRIUMPH OF THE WILD was created by animating artwork that was painted and assembled within a six month period and researched for a year prior. Blending themes of war, history and rebirth, there is a 'non-stop-breathless' quality to the film that is highly detailed. It is created to portray a complete pictorial universe that is then broken down, through violence and PTSD. This is why I chose to print to 35mm, as a way to retain this detail in the final projected image.

"I have shown TRIUMPH OF THE WILD several times with the soundtrack being performed live with the accompaniment of composer and pianist Thollem McDonas. Those are my most memorable screenings and we have done this in SF MOMA, the FotoFocus Biennial 2014, Site Sante Fe, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy and many other venues and countries." -M.C.

Rental: $75.00
35mm Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Gina Carducci

All That Sheltering Emptiness (2010) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

All That Sheltering Emptiness is a meditation on elevators, hotel lobbies, hundred dollar bills, a bathroom, a cab, chandeliers, cocktails, a receptionist, arousal, and other routines in the life of a New York City callboy. Gorgeously hand-processed in full 16mm glory, this film is a collaboration between Gina Carducci (Stone Welcome Mat) and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (author of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly; editor of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation). All That Sheltering Emptiness explodes the typical narratives of desire, escape and intimacy to evoke something more honest.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gina Carducci

Stone Welcome Mat (2003) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

STONE WELCOME MAT discovers and exposes formal imperfections of film as a metaphor for language and memory. Carducci discovers a new visual language as she weaves together her grandfather's 8mm movie footage with her film shot 30 years later outside of his old house in Pratola Peligna de l'Aquila, Italy. "STONE WELCOME MAT is a lovingly constructed meditation on memory and the archeology of the family home movie."-David Sherman, San Francisco Cinematheque "Carducci uses her camera to document ephemeral moments of family interactions and attempts to translate these instances from Italian to English. She discovers that the translation onto film becomes an entirely new visual language."-MadCat Women's International Film Festival Selected Exhibition 2003: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA; Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video, Victoria BC Canada

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1985-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #1 includes: OPHELIA, THE CAT LADY, JABBOCK, THE MIRROR GARDEN, PHASES OF THE MOON, OBLIVION, THE HEAVENS, EARTH, MINOR REVISIONS, RAZOR HEAD, SELF PORTRAIT, SADISTIC SELF PORTRAIT, SLASH PORTRAIT, HARD PORTRAIT

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #2 includes: AQUARIUM, INNER SANCTUM, THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE, A FAUSTIAN KNOT, TWILIGHT, HEAD SHOT, THE CAT MUSIC, PENGUIN POOL, MOTHER'S DAY, BATHED IN LIGHT, GOING FOR A RIDE, MOTHER GARDEN, ROBERT'S MOTHER'S FLOWERS, TIME TAKEN, BRIEF VISIT.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Donna Cameron

WARPATHS: 6 Films by Donna Cameron (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, landscape_architecture

Compilation of Avant Garde films by Donna Cameron 1990-2011: The Superweapon, World Trade Alphabet, Brokn Bridge, The Falcon, New Moon, and Transpo.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I (1967-1971) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

NEW RESTORED PRINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II (1967-1969) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: JABBOK -- The story of Jacob wrestling the angel at the stream called Jabbok. PHASES OF THE MOON: THE PARAPSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE -- "I usually avoid the term 'film poem', because it was overused in the '40s and '50s. But somehow it fits, PHASES OF THE MOON; it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy." (Jonas Mekas). OBLIVION -- A luminous erotic portrait of a young neighbourhood hustler.

16mm Rental: $55.00

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert

4 by 4 (2010) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, Films About Film, found_footage

An optically printed experimental 16mm short film using footage my great-grandfather shot from 1946 to 1960 in the United States and Greece. The film emphasizes a conflict between the seemingly natural interactions that occur between those in the U.S. and the unreliable interactions with those in Greece.

16mm Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $800.00

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

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 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

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Cinexperimentaux 7 DVD includes: Cinex #7: Stephane Marti (2003-2005), video 17 min. 3 Films by Stephane Marti: Allegoria (1979) Super-8 14 min Diasparagmos (1980) Super-8 13 min. Mira Corpora (2004) Super-8 45 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

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

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

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

Caryn Cline

In the Conservatory (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape / architecture

On a gray winter day in Seattle, the Volunteer Park Conservatory offers a trip to a different climate: lush, wildly colorful, strange, and beautiful. "In the Conservatory" experimentally captures the essence of the place, through the use of direct animation, ambient sound, and music. Plants from the conservatory's winter collection were gleaned and pasted onto clear, 16mm film leader, then re-photographed on an optical printer while they were still fresh, resulting in a chance animation. The soundtrack combines ambient sound recorded in the Conservatory with a performance of a Samuel Barber composition, featuring Lucy Goeres on flute and Eliza Garth on piano.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Sleeping Beauty/ Commercials () color, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Night on Bald Mountain/ Alexeieff at the Pinboard/ En Passant () b&w, 17 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

The Nose/ Pictures at an Exhibition/ Three Moods () b&w, 30 min

Genre: Animation

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Tony Conrad

Four Square (1971) 16mm, color, 18 min min

Co-maker Beverly Conrad.

Note: A four-screen film. Stereo 1/2-track tape--will produce stereo on 1/4-track machines--included, along with complete setup and projection instruction, four separate film reels, and a diagrammatic program note.

"FOUR SQUARE is designed for simultaneous projection by four projectors, on four screens arranged in a square which encloses the audience. In practice it is sometimes necessary to conform the distribution of projectors and screens to the available space. In so doing, a rule of thumb should be that the screens should be separated from one another as much and as symmetrically as possible, and the projectors should roughly face one another, in pairs. The audience, if seated, would do best to sit where it is possible to see two screens ahead and two off to the sides. A diagram of one such arrangement is included with the projectionist's instructions. The two loud-speakers should be widely separated and at opposite sides of the audience.

"This film extends the viewer-film relationship out into the space of the environment. Colors are introduced in such a way that they unbalance the normal receptivity of the viewer's eye to color. Then, throughout the simultaneity of very short events in different areas of the viewing area, relationships are developed around the varying speed of perception in different areas of the viewer's visual field.

"FOUR SQUARE is basically a film about Red, the space, and time. The sound is a tape of composition, 'Emergency Landing', which supports the free in interpolation of atmospheric events into the ambient space" -- Tony & Beverly Conrad

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Alice Cohen

Perfumes of Venus (2014) color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual/mystical

Inspired by the mystery of gem essences, an exploration of celestial and feminine atmospheres, the floral and fairy realms, and the delicacy of perfumes and crystals. An attempt to make ethereal worlds visible through stop motion, collage and paint.

Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley (2012-2013) color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

In Rome for a year at the American Academy, Child created imaginary home movies of scenes from the life of Mary and Percy Shelley. She was attracted to those authors - their life of poetry, politics and sexual invention - inspired by previous fictionalizing of home movies in her Convert Action (1984) and The Future is Behind You (2004). She worked with non-actors, the seasons and the extraordinary architecture and landscapes of Italy where the Shelleys were in exile for six of their eight years together. The result is a feature film UNBOUND: gorgeous, emotional, creatively combining new technologies with cinematic language. Digressive, looped, unpredictable, symphonic UNBOUND is a poignant and deep exploration of women and creativity, focused on the teenage author of Frankenstein. The history of the Shellys has drama, degradation, and scandal set within radicalized politics, sexual and class rebellion and the lives of working artists. Child's deconstruction embodies the poetic primacy of memory as well as the wit of techne: layered, diverted, delayed, reframed and remade.

Music by Zeena Parkinsa

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Abigail Child

The Suburban Trilogy (2011) , 75 min

Genre: Experimental

A feature length project about girlhood and the immigrant dream, focusing on post WWII North American suburbs and between the war Europe, critically seem through the lens of gender, property and myths of nation. - A rambunctious embrace, body to body, woman to woman, entrance to exist - in-laws foregrounding the construction of cinematic meaning, the elusive nature of memory and desire, the hysteric familial area of the social. The project is prismatic, in that each part explores a different perspective in terms of both cinematics and historical era.

DVD INCLUDES:
Cake and Steak USA, 2004, 21 min. Constructed as a series of achronological 'chapters' in which Edenic images of adolescent twirlers, basement parties, and 'dress-up' are challenged by a sound montage composed of horror movie music, old TV shoes, laugh tracks, and machine noise of our modern Arcadias.

The Future is Behind You USA, 2004, 20 min. A fictional story composed from an anonymous family archive of 1930's Europe with two sisters who play, race, fight, kiss and grow up together under the shadow of oncoming history. At once biography & fiction, history & psychology. The Future is Behind You excavates gestures to get at the hears of narratives; it seeks a bridge between private & public histories. Music by John Zorn, arranged and performed for the movie by Sylvia Courvoisier and Mark Feldman.

Surf and Turf USA. 2008-11, 32 min. Contemporary ambiguities on the Jersey shore: the look is secular, the lifestyle capitalist, the religion orthodox. 40,000 Syrian Jews have moved into landscape previously occupied by Irish, Italian and the quite different sect of Askenazi Jews. The "unmelted pot" of America's small towns is set within memory and contemporary oppositions. What does it mean to have class in America? What does it mean to be Jewish? I think of conflicts between Israel and Palestine, Serbia and Bosnia, India and Pakistan: neighboring families and races split apart by religion. Extreme poverty enforces the tribal, while extreme wealth maintains it. Surf and Turf provides no easy answers but raises issues that have to long stayed behind closed doors: what do we say when we think no one is listening?

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Abigail Child

Foreign Film Series (2005 - 2014) b&w / color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about films

TO AND NO FRO 4.5 min. Sound. B&W. 2005. In collaboration with Monica de la Torre & Bunuel's Women Without Love Status and culture crack the mirror of family secrets, dreams, hauntings and wish-fulfillment in shifting and multiplying frames.

MIRROR WORLD 12 min. Sound. Color. 2006 In collaboration with Gary Sullivan & Mehboob Khan's AAN. A reshaping of Khan's classic Bollywood feature, locating its narrative tropes against mis-translated subtitles - becoming "multi-lingual" in the maneuver. Formal play and poetic montage wrench causality create a sub-version of class conflict and desire.

(If I Can Sing A Song About) LIGATURES 5:22 min. B&W. Sound. 2009. Music by Marty Ehrlich. In collaboration with Nada Gordon & E.J, Bellocq. Subversive sexuality and the poignancy of desire. The women are visions, desirous, delicate, illusory; the illusionary nature manifest - traversing boundaries, expectations and physical limits.

SALOME 20 min. Sound. B&W. 2014. Music by Frank London. In collaboration with Adeena Karasick & Charles Bryant's Salome (1923) Child has layered and processed the images, recomposed the strains of music, and selected words and phrases to create a "succulent nexus" - fluid and strange.

Rental: $165

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Abigail Child

ELSA merdelamerdelamer + VIS A VIS (2013) b&w, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

ELSA merdelamerdelamer Digital. B&W. 4 min. 2013. A smokey, punky and sexy chapter in the collectively made Feminist bio-drama, MamaDada about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loring-hove, avant-garde performance artist, sculptress and poet. This brief excursion is inspired by an event that was lost in development where Man Ray and Duchamp made a film of the Baroness shaving her public hair.

VIS A VIS Digital. B&W. 25 min. 2013. Inspired by Vertov's Lullaby from the 1930s, as well as by Warhol's Screen Test portraits and Frampton's Manual of Arms from the 1960s, vis a vis constructs black and white portraits into a set of Romances, a notebook of sexualities: s/m, lesbian, gay, straight, solo. The piece celebrates friends and divergent (d)alliances. Out of the past comes a vision of the future as a set of erotic possibilities.

Rental: $120

DVD NTSC Sale: $175

Mitch Corber

APARTHEID ASIDE (1986) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, polititcal / social activism

Political rock-song driven APARTHEID ASIDE : 'No matter how far you run, you can't run away from yourself.' Both a colorized and black-white delight. A cinematic kaleidoscope offering the viewer a psychedelic and reverberating quick-cut technique.

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Mitch Corber

QUIVER CITY (1984 ) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, music, philosophical, polititcal / social activism

The grit and magic of New York City during a rumored nuke scare by poetry video's Mitch Corber of Thin Air Video. Truly a multi-media gem bristling evocatively in social commentary, experimental image and poignant original soundtrack.

DVD NTSC Sale: $40

Larry Cwik

8 New Short Films (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, political & social activitism, psychology & mental health, spiritual & mystical

Reception 2:27

Perception 1:06

Conjunction of the Senses (La Conjunction De Les Sentidos) 2:36

The News 4:44

La Fois (The Times) 3:54

The Far North, Portrait of the Arctic 4:32

The Mystery 2:25

Neurosis 4:21

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75

Tobe Carey

Deep Water - Building the Catskill Water System (2001 - 2005) DVD, color, 45 + extras min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

The building of the Catskill Water System is the tale of heroism and heartbreak, political maneuvering, lost villages, brilliant engineering and a power struggle between New York City and the Catskills. Completed in stages between 1915 and 1925, the Ashokan and Schoharie Reservoirs were built by thousands of stone cutters, bridge builders, railroad workers, tunnel diggers and mule drivers.

It is the story of a city desperate for pure water and the reluctant rural area that was forced to provide it.

Today, the Watershed provides billions of gallons of pure water to New York City. In the time when the world faces sever water shortages, the Catskill system remains on of the most successful water projects of our time.

Hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films and interviews with historians and residents make Deep Water a compelling and moving documentary. Deep Water has been enjoyed by thousands of viewers as the classic film about water for NY City.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Rails to the Catskills (2014) DVD, color, 95 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLSis a history dynamic railroad industry in the Catskills of New York State. Catskill railroads have roots in the canals of the 1820's and the post Civil War railroad boom.

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS explores: - For Love of Trains
- Before Railroads - The D&H Canal
- Canajoharie & Catskill Railroad
- New York, Ontario & Western Railway
- Electric Trolleys
- Ulster & Delaware Railroad
- Catskill Mountain Railway / Otis Elevating Railway
- Wallkill Valley Railroad
- West Shore Railroad
- Delaware & Ulster Railroad
- Catskill Mountain Railroad
- Rails & Trails Conflict

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS uses original footage contemporary and vintage photographs, postcards, rare films, railfan-movies, newspapers and historic archives. Music is by Dick Staber and Paul Lounsbury. The film includes historians Eugene Dauner, Dale Flansburg, Robert Hains, John M. Ham, William Helmer, Evan Jennings and Bob Mohowski.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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Tobe Carey

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around (2010) DVD, color, 80 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

There isn't much left of the once-grand Catskill Mountain House. The lavish resort hotel was perched on a precarious ledge in Green County for over a century. During its 19th-century heyday, the hotel embodies the peak of luxury for a generation of the rich and famous. But like many resort hotels of the Catskill' glittering past, the Mountain House fell into disuse in the 20th cenry and was finally destroyed by the state of New York in 1963 to return its scenic overlook to wilderness.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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Tobe Carey

School Board Blues (2004) DVD, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal, political & social activitism

The Onteora mascot struggle quickly became a national story with coverage in Newsweek Magazine as well as the New York Times. It was featured on CNN, in newspapers from coast to coast, and in articles on the internet - while the filmmakers found themselves right in the middle of it all. There are more than 14,000 school boards in the United States, and they are often called the heart of American democracy.

Co-producer, Meg Carey, was elected to the Onteora Board of Education in 1998. She anticipated a three-year term working to improve student achievement. Her husband, Tobe Carey, was videotaping the board meeting for local libraries and showings on public access TV when the Indian mascot fight broke out. For three years, Carey continued to record district events including the chaotic school board meetings, the politics surrounding the mascot issue and the community turmoil that followed.

During this time, anti-Semitic hate articles appeared on the internet, physical threats were made, an election-night shoving match occurred, tires were punctured, and an intense political struggle consumed the school board and the district. School Board Blues reveals all this and more in a local story with important national implications.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 / with study guide

Tobe Carey

Sweet Violets (2012) DVD, , 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: environment & nature, history

In the Gilded Age and beyond, high fashion decreed that violets were the flower of choice for Valentine's Day, Easter and a fragrant corsage. At its height, in the years before World War I, Rhinebeck, New York, growers shipped millions of sweet violets (viola odorata) the New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and beyond.

Sweet Violets explores the mythology and history surrounding violets through the use of Greek poetry, Native American tales and stories of historical figures like Napoleon and and Frederic Chopin. A clinical herbalist introduces and explains the medicinal and culinary properties of cultivated and wild violets.

Sweet Violets includes vintage photographs and postcards, rare film footage, 19th century music and literature. All these, plus interviews with historians and commercial growers, tell the neglected story of sweet violets and their effort on a small Hudson Valley town.

Rental: $70

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Stream - A Meditation (2003) DVD, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Water flowing and captivating meditation on a Catskill Mountains stream.

Rental: $30.00

Tobe Carey

FLAGS:Post 9/11 (2003) color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Flags everywhere after 9/11. A sea of patriotic overkill in red white and blue.

Rental: $30

Tobe Carey

Father Francis - Woodstock's Hippie Priest (1975) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, philosophical

Known as Woodstock's Hippie Priest, the inclusive message of Father Francis' Mountain church resonated with Woodstock's young people arriving in the wake of the Woodstock Festival and the music revolution of the 70's. This is a rare up-close look at the late Father Francis. Produced with Woodstock Community Video.

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Banjo Feedback (1974) DVD, color, 13:35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Early processed video with video feedback loop triggered by renowned banjo player, Billy Faire. Recorded in b&w video, colorized with Siegal Colorizer. Features two original banjo tunes.

Rental: $40

Tobe Carey

Two Woodstock Hippie Films (1970-1975) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, personal/diary/journal

From the archives of the late 1960's and early 1970's comes this period piece. A combination of two 16mm experimental films, "The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution", and "Family Astrology".

The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution - 13 minutes, 1970
This program provides an intimate glimpse into communal ways and ritual at the height of the counter culture. Includes cameo appearances by Abbie Hoffman and Paul Krassner of Yippie! fame.

Family Astrology - 34 minutes, 1975
A look at hippie family life at its fullest through a lens of astrology. Life with chickens, music and much more.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Paper or Plastic? (2015) DVD, color, 3:50 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: comedy, environment & nature

Animated photos and live action combine to show the pervasive nature of the eternal American question: "Paper or Plastic?" Many plastic-wrapped newspapers are delivered. They are confronted with the plaintive lulling quasi-singing and humming of "Is it Paper or Plastic?" mouthed by animated photos of the filmmakers plus vintage photo-characters. Comic relief and serious thoughts about a common problem.

Rental: $36

Tobe Carey

Road Kills (1974) DVD, color, 15:45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

A choreographed hole-digging woman in a landscape intercut with road kill from local highways. Haunting images that hold their own mystery.

Rental: $60

Tobe Carey

A Small Self-Portrait (1977) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, personal/diary/journal

Experimenting with on-camera memoir. Facing the camera. I was going to be 35 years old...with my father's diagnosis of terminal cancer... in a reel to reel live on-camera set up with intercut video and super-eight film.

Rental: $35

Tobe Carey

Stanley's House (2007) DVD, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

The late Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate of the United States in 2000, wrote many poems about growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the house in which he lived as a child. Some of the Pulitzer Prize winner's most memorable poetry illuminates his family, the search for his father who committed suicide six-weeks before he was born, his house, the neighborhood and his sense of place in Worcester. The 1918 classic Worcester three-decker house in which he lived now bears a plaque proclaiming the site's importance in Stanley's Kunitz's life while growing up.

My name is Tobe Carey. I'm a filmmaker, and I grew up in this same house some thirty years after Stanley. From the 2nd grade on I lived there until going to college in 1960. Up until a few years ago I knew nothing about Stanley Kunitz's poetry or the Kunitz's family history. Only then did I discover the connection with childhoods spend in and around our house.

In 2006, when I videotaped Stanley Kunitz in his New York City apartment, he read four Worcester poems and then off-camera he remarked, "That house still has a hold on both of us." Stanley Kunitz was 100 years old when he died four days later on Mother's Day, 2006.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse (2011) DVD, color, 7:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse are everywhere. Produced from a year's worth of "Nigerian scam" letters, sound bites from political campaigns, and press appearances, this is the sad story of scams against humanity. The story unfolds with a wonder reading by Linda Mary Montano.

Rental: $30

Tobe Carey

Woodstock Summer of '94 - Not the Music, Just the Scene (1995) DVD, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: music

An independent view of the happenings surrounding the Woodstock Festival of 1994. Included are buying and selling of more T-shirts than you knew existed... action on the Woodstock Town Green, the site during and after the event... Mudstock and mud-people... in the tents with the people... gate crashers... pay per view hippies... the site clean up... and more...

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Giving Birth (1975) DVD, b&w, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: family

Pioneering Porta-pak video documentary of a home birth. Shot in the Yucatan, Mexico, where a child is delivered Maya style, in a hammock, by a Mayan midwife.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Louis Cox

Special Delivery (original cut) (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W, 1:57 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, structural

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Special Delivery (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, 1:33 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A deliveryman gets in over his head.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Le Window (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:03 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A new wave of suspense film.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

I'm Trying (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 5:59 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, philosophical, structural

Two people caught in a circle, smoking a circle.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Bedtime Ritual (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 4;13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, psychology mental health, structural

Strange things happen to a man who can't sleep.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Larry Cwik

Seven New Short Films (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, spiritual mystical

Rental: $50,, $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

Mitch Corber

Nomads of New York (2016) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists

Masterful, heightened and well-filmed view of 25 Poets, Musicians and Artists and their inspired original work in a symbiotic continuum. Collage-documentary from the New York City area and environs. With spectacular sound design and fx. Serious artist documentary with surprising dose of humor in parts. Starring in alphabetical order: POETS William Blake, Bill Considine, Mitch Corber, Dorothy Friedman, Allen Ginsberg, Hettie Jones, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Bob Rosenthal, Thad Rutkowski, Tom Savage, Susan Scutti, Larissa Shmailo, Sparrow, Paul Violi and Lewis Warsh MUSICIANS Corber, Gregory Gelman, Blake-Ginsberg Ensemble (Ginsberg, Heather Hardy & Steven Taylor) and Sheryl H. Simler ARTISTS Corber, Frank Mann, Clayton Patterson and Robin Winters and PARTICIPANTS Minnie Berman, Ram Dass, Yossi Rosenberg, Lehman Weichselbaum and Simone Weichselbaum

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Lana Caplan

Canaries in the Mine (2015) digital file, color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture, technology

CANARIES IN THE MINE is a four-part essay on the grossly out of balance relationship between our rapidly evolving digital and technologic world and our degenerating natural world. The video travels through the recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist pleasure, through scientific examination, to a subject of exploration on the internet, to its eventual existence as an archive of a disappearing world. Throughout the video, attempts to replicate the natural world with technology collapse and the landscape falls into the language of abstraction (line, shape, movement, repetition, texture). Images from Google Earth show a natural world that has disappeared with climate change, a referent lost to time, that the medium of video can no loner find and record. Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Lana Caplan

Maelstroms (2015) digital file, b&w, 7-8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, music, political & social activism, technology

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology in current practice. Sound by Steerage (Alan F. Jones & Barry Chabala)

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Lana Caplan

play and repeat (2014) digital file, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural, technology

PLAY AND REPEAT is a technological rendering of a cityscape and the experience therein. A sequence of altered still images shot in New York is repeated, each time manipulated and layered over the artifacts of the previous sequence. Images of concrete and pavement are digitally smeared, transmogrifying the architectural structure of the street. Billboards and graffiti become the passage of color and texture through the 2-dimensional space of the screen. play and repeat takes both the city and digital video itself as subject and explores the effect of the addition and removal of the representational image on perception and memory. Composition, color and movement give way to accumulation and eventual disintegration into its own ephemerality.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Lana Caplan

Sospira (2010) digital file, color / b&w, 50 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , family, landscape & architecture

Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives. Sospira is an experimental documentary focusing on nine women of various nationalities, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for love. Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves. Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

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