Grover Dale

It's Coming, It's Going, It's Here, It Is Gone (1963) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

Incorporates a chance meeting between two boys (one black, one white) at an exhibition of mechanized pop sculpture, a few startling on-the-street interviews, and some stinging "color" songs improvised by five-year olds--G. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Grover Dale

Double Sunday (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Simultaneously exposs the viewer to two separate Sundays in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Barry. One, visually; the other, audibly. The one you see is reality. The one you hear is Mr. Barry's romantic recollection of the previous Sunday he spent with Mrs. Barry. --G. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Daniels

Influence of Strangers (genealogy), The (1987) 16mm, color_black and white, 74 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"The central or generating idea of the film is announced in the subtitle (genealogy). The film is, at bottom, an essay at understanding descent, derivation and origin from within that process; standing always where we walk- in the present- traversing a surface that even in its most banal details is historical. Thus the concentration on objects and gestures. Born into a world already in progress, our flesh is trained by the objects we encounter. These objects having been derived from the possibilities of the body, return these possibilities as facts.

Rental: $190.00
16mm Rental: $190.00

Herb Danska

Gift, The (1962) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"THE GIFT is the most brilliantly original U. S. movie released so far in 1962, a stylistic tour d'esprit that employs a subtle and modern language of cinema to release a mood and distill a moment of great inward sweetness and intensity... Danska cuts restlessly from image to image, dims the screen to deceive the eye, blurs the voices to confuse the ear. Why? To diminish the impasse of each part of the picture, to force the spectator to see it whole" --Time Magazine

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $40.00

Eduardo Darino

Pasaporte (Spanish) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Passport (English Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Torres Garcia (Spanish Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

Life and paintings of the Uruguayan artist during his American period in New York.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Process (1974) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"This is a film d'montage. The shooting has been completely improvised after two months of rehersals of the film-maker with the New YorkStreet Theatre. The cast directed by Marketta Kimbrell (The Pawnbroker, Judgement at Nuremberg, etc) was perparing one of the last poems of Nobel Prize Chilean Pablo Neruda for their repertory. At the same time, the theatre and the film-crew discussed the possibilities of the film., the characters of the poem and the creative process of each individual actor reaching the latinamerican reality sung by Neruda. The film puts together three narrative lines: the reality, the poem, and the performance with a marvelous editing." Nino Buono (News Agency Cable)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Frasconi (English) (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"The most complete selection of woodcuts by Frasconi - an Uruguayan artist living in USA since 1945 - considered the best woodcutter in the Americas. The artist talks about his esthetics, his position towards art and society, and the necessity stuggle, the place of the artist in the contemporary world as well as his process. The film follows Frasconi during his work and illustrates his favorite subjects: man, nature, symbols, for Aesop, BRecht, Whitman, Poe, Lorca, Twain, O'Casey, Neruda. A Delightful film that captivates the attention through the personal approach of the film-maker to Frasconi's personality and masterpieces." --J. Rowe, Hispanic American Arts

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Eduardo Darino

Hello...? (1975) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Hand-processed

"a colorful poem of the first copy-motion film... the system registers images directly from a color (xerox) duplicator model 6500... an original, versatil, unique system developed by Darino" --Back Stage

Rental: $30.00
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Eduardo Darino

Homomania (1975) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"in a few minutes we are presented with the whole story of civilization... imaginative, original but most of all - witty" --Cracow Film Festival

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Meat Packing House (1981) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

An overview of the process on meat packing in Uruguay, from the cattle on the countryside through industrialization until it reaches the consumer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Uruguay Hoy (Spanish Version) (1981) 16mm, color, 12.3/4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

A close look at several aspects--information, art and industry--of this Latin American country today.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Uruguay Today (English Version) (1981) 16mm, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural

A close look at several aspects--information, art and industry--of this Latin American country today.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Davies

Resurrection (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

Jesus Christ finds himself resurrected in the Catskills. After walking on water and miraculously healing a blind woman, he instinctly heads south down Route 17 towards civilization, carrying a ten-foot cross on his back. How do eight million New Yorkers react to Him. Jesus goes to Time Square to find out. He's preaching to the multitudes when the police show up. Men of the cloth just turn away. See how Jesus finally copes with reality. Actual documentary footage (nothing staged)."--D. D./B. B. Available on 16mm or standard 8mm.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $30.00

Sandra Davis

Material Filigree (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

MATERNAL FILIGREE is obviously vision rising thru inwards... it trembles like poetry, music - its rhythms OF and-at-one-with the experience itself. You have stiched a meaningful weave of symbolism throughout but always in the sense 'make it new' (as Pound translates the Chinese), so that symbol rubs and clashes with symbol, so that each is always vibrant, so that no symbol could harden midst the frets and stops of your 'music' - that symbols be felt beyond any set to of understanding... that none of them be ever anything like pomposity/(the known) but rather always sensual." Stan Brakhage

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Sandra Davis

Matter of Clarity (1985) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The third part of the trilogy, MATTER OF CLARITY completes this particular cycle of discovery, and brings to resolution these themes, grounded in matter. "... rich tactile images of the natural world ... convey [the film's] Blakean revelation of the sensuality of perception and the perception of sensuality." -- Ian Christie

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Sandra Davis

Architecture of Desire, An (1988) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

My own films usually begin with a question, and frequently lead into unexpected territory. MATERNAL FILIGREE began as an exploration of life in the female body, and led me astray. The film finally led me back to the original question. I thought MATTER OF CLARITY would be a nice, sensual journey through that attraction-of-opposites energy. However, it quickly ran out of control, and I had to struggle to rein it in. In AN ARCHITECTURE OF DESIRE, the manifestations of desire, and the opportunities for a clarity of observation, presented themselves during the filming in unforeseen ways. Like all rhythmic structures, the film is meant to be understood through the body and senses, as well as through the conceptual mind. "Davis's earlier explorations of the body and sensuality come to fruition in this, her latest film. Through rigorous cross-cutting and use of extreme close-ups, manmade and natural manifestations of architecture merge with the physical body into palpable delineations of form and function." -- San Francisco Cinematheque program notes

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Sandra Davis

Preponderance of Evidence (1999) 16mm, color, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health

Three women telling their own stories in a non-narrative, non-documentary form. How do inner conflicts of intimacy, sexual need, and violent impulses emerge in personal relationships? The evidence includes testimonies describing experiences of sexuality, love relationships, births, illegal abortions, adolescence as a Jew in revolutionary Russia and in the Protestant US Midwest. Private anecdotes illuminate societal realities of race, culture and gender. My "story" contributed contradictory images: the archaic Florida swamp, the elegant forms of European medieval architecture, Congress and Anita Hill, the mermaids of Weekie Wachee, victim heroines of European opera, abstract color and light explorations. Bits of 1950s educational films testify to scientific belief in cause and effect and stupefying patriarchal convictions of "how to" grow up well, avoid "going bad" and get a date for the prom.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Sandra Davis

Au Sud / La Campagne / Une Fois Habitee (1999) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Au Sud (To the South) 1991-1999: The specific colors and tones and rhythms of a place in the south of France. The dryness of gold, the rock of plateau, the cemetery of the sailors, the echoes of fishermen and artists, the memory of Paul Valery. And water everywhere. A la Campagne, a Khan-Tan-Su (Into the Country, to Khan-Tan-Su) 1992-1999: The colors and breezes of the countryside and house in Normandy. The blue crockery, the yellow lichen, and where the key in the monastery kitchen leads. Une Fois Habitee (Once Inhabited) 1992-1999: Some particular spaces, inhabited awhile ago. Looking back into the Parisian courtyard, looking at the ladies at the villa, looking into the secrets of the chapel of the delinquents. Light sculpts space; shadow describes form.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Donna Deitch

Memorabilia (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, History, Landscape & Architecture

A film in honor of a memorial tomorrow. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

P. P.1 (1963) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Once upon a Mayjune (1969) many of the people of Berkeley planted a part of a vacant land with trees and flowers and other living things for children and other living people... --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Donna Deitch

Portrait () 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"An awe-inspiring surreal allegory of man's destruction of himself and his environment, expressed through haunting, superimposed images of overwhelming power and authority." Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Rental: $30.00
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Donna Deitch

She Was A Visitor (1963) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

An autobiographical space trip across the bridge of the midnight color... --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Agrippa Depaula

Voodoo Grandmother Djatassi (1972) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is a body and earth, heart-beats in motion and stillness of heat - an expression of a human existence for cure. Yoseph shot by his feelings of a total presence after a long stay with the Djatassi tribe in Africa. He turned "reality" inside out and held it raw. I saw the most invisible of the most different and strange modes being most familiar and common with our own. A wholesome film, beautiful color of fluent images in a masterful pulse and pause.. and an example of a lean work of art." --Rafique Azzouny, U-P Screen

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maya Deren

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A large flower, the silhouette of a figure briskly walking away, a house key, a bread knife, a telephone receiver resting off the hook, and a spinning phonographic turntable define the shifting functional elements in Meshes of the Afternoon from which the film's evolving, malleable construct - the fragile and tenuously interconnected mesh of actual and perceived reality - is intriguingly (and ingenuously) mapped. A woman (Maya Deren) walking along the sidewalk near her home catches a momentary glimpse of a figure turning the corner, unlatches the front door and, after a cursory inspection of the empty household, proceeds upstairs to rest on an armchair situated by a front-view window. From this deceptively simple introductory premise, Maya Deren modulates the mise-en-scene of seemingly mundane objects to create overlapping, yet non-intersecting planes of existential reality, using permutations of recurring images - mirrored surfaces (the apparition's face, polished metal spheres, a hand mirror), glass, duality and doppelgangers - to represent variably interlocking narrative fragments of observation, inference, deduction, and memory. Unfolding with the narrative discontinuity characteristic of nouvelle roman literature (creating an idiosyncratically dissociative filmic language that also characterizes Alain Resnais' subsequent feature films, particularly Last Year at Marienbad and Je t'aime, je t'aime), the film posits a series of subtle structural, temporal, and logical mutations, creating a sublimely recursive, mind-bending meditation on the interaction between experience and memory, domestic banality and violence, imagination and causation.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Maya Deren

Witch's Cradle, The (1943) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The Witch's Cradle is an unfinished Maya Deren film made in the Guggenheim Gallery during a surrealist "Art of this Century" exhibit. It was assembled long after her death by staffers within the preservation department at Anthology Film Archives. ~ David Lewis, All Movie Guide

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maya Deren

At Land (1944) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

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

At Land is another of Maya Deren's dream like films. The message which it transmits to and its main subject rests on the idea of the mutability of a personality. Maya said once that this film was made to show people the struggle to maintain the personal identity. The whole film has only 15 minutes, in which a whole life is subjectively described. It was made in the year of 1944, and Deren was the one who wrote, directed and played,the featured role in it, just like in her first movie Meshes of the Afternoon. Maya Deren is laying on the sand, and the ocean's waves are coming and going like if she had been spelled from it. This symbolic birth from the sea was particularly chosen to make us think of the role of education. She came from the sea, different from all the others who had influences and rules to follow since were born. Having the chance to find out by herself who she is and what she is doing there at that specific moment, like in a natural way maya would say, make her run. The film is all about her world exploration, her curiosity to discover what is in there, criticizing the society at that time which was not curious to know if there was any truth besides television or Hollywood. At the end, she chooses to go back to the sea after her incessant odyssey at land to find an identity.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Maya Deren

Study In Choreography For Camera, A (1945) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maya Deren

Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Philosophical

In Maya Deren's Ritual in Transfigured Time we have gestures that invite us to move into step with them, abandoning the comfort of the known and giving ourselves over to so many strange partners. This silent short begins in a domestic environment, moves to a party scene, and ends with modern dance performed in an outdoor setting. The film's continuity is established by an emphasis on gesture and/or dance throughout.

Rental: $50.00
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Maya Deren

Meditation On Violence (1948) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Philosophical

Just as the actual movements of Chinese boxing are a physical statement of certain metaphysical concepts, so the film MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE is, in filmic terms, itself a statement of those same concepts, employing the physical movements as only one of the visual means.

Rental: $50.00
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Maya Deren

Very Eye of Night, The (1959) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

The Very Eye of Night is filmmaker Maya Deren's last completed film. It was made from 1952 to 1955 in collaboration with choreographer Antony Tudor, but it was not released until 1959 when the musical score by Teiji Ito was added. The entire film is projected as photographed in the negative. ~ David Lewis, All Movie Guide

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Maya Deren

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1977) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, spiritual

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) is a black and white documentary film about dance and possession in Haitian vodou that was shot by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren between 1947 and 1952 and edited and completed after her death. Most of the film consists of images of dancing and bodies in motion during rituals in Rada and Petro services. New Preserved print.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Roger Deutsch

Dead People (1983) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

With scary precision Deutsch anatomizes and illuminates the way we invent the characters we live out, and the people we surround ourselves with. Here is a very young man falling in love with the image of an old man who, by virtue of wrinkles and drunkenness and lively wit and verbal skill and being black, seems to embody an authenticity the young man lacks. And here is the young man grown up, studying the pretenses of his younger days, and of the noble old role-player himself. With images that continue to haunt me, and the sense of the spaces of a life lives, he probes for the essences of our invented selves, our devious and glittering accomodations. I keep talking to the film, and have since I first saw it: it is a life invented, dignified and finally demystified. Yet the last stripping away seems itself a marvel of enrichment; the austere images and lushly ascerbic music that end the film make, in a direct, filmic, non-discursive way, the realist sense of person: our dramatic behaviours are absurd forgivable turbulance in a sea of presence. Deutsch does the hardest thing: he forgives even the forgiver."--Rober Kelly

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Roger Deutsch

Jews (1984) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Deutsch's illuminating picturings push close to film's ability to reactivite the feel of that which has disappeared; but rather than lolling in the shelter of the simulative, both of these films subtly question their characters' relation to history and to their own deaths. They are portraits that remind us that these characters are done, through with, no more; yet at the same time, they bring them 'to life.' They question cinema's ability to formalize, to resuscitate, and to re-represent the past."--Barbara Kruger, ArfForum, Feb. 1985

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Roger Deutsch

View From Avenue A, The (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"In THE VIEW FROM AVENUE A, his longest work, Deutsch moves from the past into the present... to staccato cuts, dayglow colors, a cacophony of street noises. Commissioned as a portrait of the Dutch expatriate artist Anton van Dalen, THE VIEW FROM AVENUE A is also and more interestingly and profoundly, a portrait of another disappearing place, in this case, the dying (or revivifying, depending on your point of view) lower east side of New York. As in ELLICOTT CITY, but in greater detail, Deutsch brilliantly charts a history of a lost place, here not just a physical landscape, but a landscape of the mind, that is, the artistic "bohemia" of the 60's and 70's, changing soon to be completely gone, crushed, inexorably, by history." -- Steven Simmons

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Roger Deutsch

Kitty Corner/Doggie's Daydream (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Environment & Nature

... is an interesting little film, albeit dull and stupid. Ingrid Drake, a nine pound maltese sits near a window, bored silly. As she glances out the window, she sees something. Lo! someone approacheth. A car pulls into the driveway and lets someone out. We pan back to Miss Drake who has lost interest. Back outside, the driver of the car is coming around to the door. Miss Drake flexes a couple of muscles, and watches the two come in the house. She looses interest again. DOGGIE'S DAYDREAM is a different type of film. Abstract. I only put it on the same reel with KITTY CORNER because it was too short for a reel of its own. Also interesting. --J. D. V.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Comedy Vignettes of 1970 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

I made this film with my brother Danny to try and capture our warped sense of humor. What turned out is a series of comedy characters, situations, running gags and satires. We're basically the show with some help from our family pets (2 dogs & cats). The film suffers from a preponderance of oral and anal neuroses. It is highly gross, sometimes clever and it has kept us both limp with laughter. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

I Wish I Could Shimy Like My Sister Kate (1972) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Free -- only if requested with 3 other titles. Old maids of the "gay 90s" lament over Sister Kate's Shimmy. In the end they find that the shimmy is also possible for them! All synchronized to music's rhythm + words." --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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David Devensky

Coffee Grinds (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A sunny comedy about a young man who finds himself destined to spill coffee on everyone he meets, whether they be friend or foe. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Old Time Comedy Night (1969) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"In David Devensky's picture the audience is shown an audience. We are looking at a picture of them and they, it turns out, are looking at a picture of themselves. At the same time, the suspicion grows that these purposely gross caricatures of the average movie spectator are looking past their dark and flickering images to something else. As in The Lickerish Quartet there is the uneasy feeling that the actors and audience have changed places and these parodies of ourselves, facing us, looking straight into the camera, are looking through the screen and seeing us- and that they find the spectacle hilarious." --Donald Richie, MOMA

Rental: $30.00
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David Devensky

Proof (1970) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

PROOF is a film so personal that it approaches therapy, but there are certain Devensky preoccupations which become readily apparent to everyone familiar with his work. Perhaps the finest sequence is the investigation of fifty-year-old tombstones in a Jewish cemetary - a scene which bears close resemblance to Devensky's scrutinizing of photographs in other films. Indeed, many of the graves bear photographs of their inhibitants and Devesky imbues the scene with that same romantic nostalgia... PROOF closes with a 2001-style light show and a direct statement of Devensky's evolutionary theory"

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

David Devensky

Beethoven's Chicken (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"... consists of chickens being butchered and hung out on meat hooks, to the accompaniment of the Fifth Symphony. As the film progresses, the imagery mutates from nearly documentary to nearly surreal. An eyeball-clashing scene recalls "Chien Andalou" yet Devensky holds it on-screen much longer than Dali and Bunuel. Finally a chickens' skull is pounded to bits by a hammer. And each time we think (or wish) the final blow has fallen another follows. The camera peeks all the while and one is uncertain of what is more disquiting - the action on the film, or ridged stare of the camera. --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Caterpillars and Ants (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

The apotheosis of Devensky's work is CATERPILLARS AND ANTS which technically resembles a Lumiere film. The camera starts at a man eating caterpillars for the entire running time. The spectacle is so repulsive that the hand-held camera begins to shake wildly, Devensky himself admits that he had to look away during part of the filming. Thus the camera did the looking for him and for us. The experience is quintessentially voyeuristic, as even the filmmaker did not experience first hand what was going on." --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Evolutions's Step (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Devensky's evolutionary theory... is considerably more subtle. The same man as in CATERPILLARS and ANTS is sitting alone in an apartment with an immerse accumulation of debris, listening blackly to a fragile Kreisler-like melody on an old gramophone. During the film the camera peers at him and his junk and even swoops around in lengthy tracking shots. At times it rests solely on close-ups of his craggy face (another Devensky preoccupation). The man begins to freak out as "phantoms" appear and collapses amid the rubble. The melody appears once more and this time he reacts to it. If the film's title indicate a continuation of thinking in "Proof" then what is seen is modern man surrounded by his accumulation of things, at first fulled and insensitive to beauty (the fragile melody) but finally becoming responsive to it after harrowing rite de passage" --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
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David Devensky

Homecall (1971) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Consisting basically of home movie footage of family, relatives, and myself during the mid-1940's I have included loops of certain sequences and actions that have attracted me. Invariably people find HOMECALL a very warm film; however, upon closer scrutiny quite another facet is visible. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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David Devensky

Vampeer (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

VAMPEER is told through a color mist and floating vales. A non-narrative film in the tradition of the Weber-Watson "Fall of the House of Usher" (1928) VAMPEER retains all the genre clichesbut uses them atmospherically. It is a Gothic, surrealistic study in color and light. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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A. Keewatin Dewdney

Four Girls (1967) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

4 girls in front of a camera trying to be as still as possible while shot in a single fram sequence. Alternating with the girls are black spaces and single frame shots of store mannequins, skeletons, dolls, etc. The sound track is applied with household bleach and a fine pen, rows of dots producing the actual sounds heard, a kind of rushing roaring, the way breathing sounds through a stethoscope. The sound is synchronized directly with any live shot, the black spaces being left silent, building to a kind of expectancy as shots continually shorten. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Malanga (1967) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Gerard Malanga reads his poetry for 24 frames, dances to Velvet Underground for 24 frames, reads for 23 frames, dances for 23 frames, reads for 22 frames, etc., until he is doing both things alternately one frame at a time. An experiment in Audio-visual synaesthesia called Discontinuous film. No frame is missed however brief its exposure because the synthaesthesia increases efficiency of both eye and ear. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Scissors (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

Kitchen scissors live out a dream life against a strange cardboard land (sea?) scape. They metamorphose from toenail clippers into giant shears. They eat cardboard discs and make love for a living. Occasionally they get eaten by the most horrible monster ever to appear in an animated film. The sound track is a mix of an original track by the film-maker and electronic score by Sidney Hodkinson of Ann Arbor. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Atmos Fear (1966) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"An extraordinary film, which powerfully evokes the feeling of the city, but more important, a film of fine graphic design." -- Lenny Lipton "Things to watch for include: the way DeWitt thinks inside his camera, the use of single-frame techniques to enhance certain images, the lens-integrity in zoom and focusing effects (he borrowed Vanderbeek's equipment to make this film), and the moderate use of solarization (re-exposed/negative print) and multiple exposure. There is a lot to be learned from ATMOS FEAR." -- David Buehler

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Leap, The (1968) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

"THE LEAP is impressive for its mixture of pure video space with representational filmic space. Thus an ordinary man seems to interact physically with videographic apparitions, moving in and out of different time space realities, fluctuating between the physical and metaphysical with each stride of his leap toward freedom." -- Gene Youngblood "... a vividly visual abstraction set to electronic music (by Man Meyer) which commits chaos and absurdity to a sense of resolution ... a highly deserving prize winner." -- Norman K. Dorn The escape from the confines of the past by a release of inner energy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Fall (1971) 16mm, , 18.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"[FALL] subtly but powerfully equates the myth of Icarus with possible nuclear holocaust. ... DeWitt's achievement lies in conveying this obvious comparison in freshly stirring imagery and with an awesome sense of the glory of Icarus-mankind's rise and the catastrophe of his fall." -- Edgar Daniels "What is most powerfully effective in FALL is the extraordinary sophistication of DeWitt's visual techniques, his graphic eye, and his complex designs. Because each unit of the exposition is so painstakingly conceptualized and nurtured, an audience is afforded a unique kind of purview on the elements as they are reconstituted in the more complex overlays. Thus the early, Magritte-like compositions of eye and sky establish basis for later more complicated efforts .... Color changes worked on given images (the bird, the sky) avoid the oversimplifications of hues/cues. Certain effects, as when clouds pass through the falling body which is outlined in flaming orange, can only be described as awesome. ... [A] work of immense dedication and exceptional skill." -- John Fell

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Vivienne Dick

Guerillere Talks (1978) VHS NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Dick's first film, consists of eight unedited rolls of super-8 sound footage. A chorus of red and white Kodak leader separates the individual rolls, each of which is a sort of screen test for Dick's female subjects (most of whom are or were associated with the punk music scene)...Guerillere Talks can be seen as the extension of Warholian pragmatism to super-8 talkies. However, by juxtaposing various examples of female self-definition against the backdrop of a decaying social order, the film is also the rehearsal and paradigm for Dick's subsequent work." --Jim Hoberman, October issue 20, Spring 1982

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Vivienne Dick

She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978) Super 8, color, 26.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Set on New York's Lower East Side, the film revolves around the power relations between two friends. One dominates and paralyzes the other. This paranoia is overcome when the controlled person decides to take responsibility. "Vivienne Dick's 'She Had Her Gun All Ready' could provide a brilliant antidote to Judy Chicago's 'Dinner Party,' the almost religious canonization of the cultural stars of feminism. Dick speaks the contemporary unspeakable; woman's anger and hatred of woman at the crucial moment of overpowering identification and obsessional thralldom." -- Karyn Kay Idiolects, No. 9-10 (1980-1981)

Rental: $80.00
Super8 Rental: $80.00

Vivienne Dick

Beauty Becomes the Beast (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 41 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Lydia Lunch is the protagonist of Beauty Becomes The Beast, where she appears alternately as a five-year-old child and a tough teenager. Dick's densest and most associative film, Beauty Becomes The Beast is a virtual catalogue of female media images, ranging from Patty Hearst to 'I Love Lucy.' Switching scenes and modes like a bored TV watcher idly spinning the dial, the film depicts a world of women where mother and daughter are reciprocal roles in an ongoing chain of victimization.... Extremely effective, [this super 8 film] derives its considerable power mainly from the graphic regression of Lunch's persona and from an undercurrent of sexual rage that courses throughout." (J. Hoberman, October)

Vivienne Dick

Liberty's Booty (1980) VHS NTSC, , 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

uses a matter-of-fact view of middle-class, white prostitution as bith a work of sexual demystification and an ironic exposition of American 'permissiveness'"-J.Hoberman.

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Vivienne Dick

Visibility: Moderate (1981) VHS NTSC, , 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Vivienne Dick's first film after the New York series takes her back to her native Ireland. Using Super-8 film as a parody of the 'travelogue' or home-movie style film, Dick takes a expatriate, tourist look at her homeland. The narrative follows Margaret Ann Irinsky as the American tourist trekking from a Dublin populated by Hare Krishnas and rock music, to the horse-drawn carriages in the west of Ireland and the kissing of the Blarney stone. The quaint perception of Ireland and the Americanization of the native culture are contrasted with interviews from sectarian prisoners and footage of political marches. As in all her work, Dick uses a mixture of verite shots which capture the essence of the locality and intersperses them with images which have a totally different feel. This method is used to highlight issues in a subtle way wherein the camera takes an active rather than a voyeuristic role. VIVIENNE DICK

VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

Vivienne Dick

Compillation tape (1988) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"Image Ireland" (1988) Ireland, video, 14 min., "Like Dawn to Dust" (1983) USA, 6 min., "Staten Island" (1978) USA, 5 min.

Vivienne Dick

London Suite (Gettng Sucked In) (1989) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Hovering between fact and fiction the film depicts a slacker existence in London. London's cultural diversity unfolds as Vivenne Dick portrays her friends, their lifestyles, what they talk about and how they talk. In this kaleidoscopic arrangement of encounters and re-enactments, equal weight is given to the passionate and the banal.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Vivienne Dick

Two Pigeons (1990) VHS NTSC, , 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

A short film which starts out like a documentary on London, in the park on a spring day and turns into a surreal landscape of ruins, mangled metals and wild flowers where two characters of indefinite gender are having some tea.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Vivienne Dick

Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, A (1994) VHS NTSC, , 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

"A personal version of 'the family system' from the inside" -- Rod Stoneman, British Film and Video Directory This film marks a return for Vivienne to the to the Donegal landscape of family origin and contrasts it with life in the 'big city' in this gentle, almost ethnographic film that merges home movies and social documentary aesthetics.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

William Didonato

Quest for St. Toribius, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A photographic musical essay representing man's search for truth. Some little known aspects of L. A. are explored, in addition to a 'new view' of the Watts Towers and surrounding area. --W. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ron Dilg

Indwelling (1960) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

INDWELLING is a journey involved with the search from the everyday into the overday. It sings the song of pursuit, turmoil, encounter, balance, transcendence and structure. It wears the face of everyman-looking, finding, looking. The accumulations of existence. Composed as visual poetry. --R. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lisa DiLillo

Works By Lisa DiLillo (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

Corrections and Clarifications (2000) 10:00 Corrections and Clarifications is based on text taken from the Corrections sections of the New York Times and Science Magazine from January through June of 2000. The errors cover such subjects as space, time, religion, identity and perception. There are also corrections of unknown facts and estimated data. The image sources are mixed. They range from original recorded images to appropriated imagery from the media and movies so as to mix fact and fiction. Corrections and Clarifications investigates the relativity of truth by questioning what we believe to understand about our world and the role that the media has in that understanding. Circumscriptions (2000) 7:00 Circumscriptions is a seven minute experimental video thatenlists the circle as a template and access point to probe the concepts of perception, image making, and collective memory. The circle sometimes is a metaphor for the viewfinder and at other times a tunnel-like vehicle transmitting ancient texts and icons. Some of the many images included are abstractions of zootropes, film loops, perceptual devices, and the interior of the body. The frenetic images contaminate each other in implosions and explosions of cells and universes where societal culture and biological culture are not distinct. The visuals are very closely edited with the sound collage/composition of Stevie Wishart. The sound reinforces and plays with the concepts of the persistence of vision and the fragmented image. We see flip books and then art history books and then eventually a Lascaux cave painting literally comes to life, calling to mind the photographic series of horses by Eadweard Muybridge. The Cock Fight (1998) 3:15 The Cock Fight engages the viewer in a hypnotic orgy of violence, color, and speed so as to call into question the suductive powers of spectacles that glorify excessive displays of masculinity and bravado, overemphasize the importance of victors and victory, and disregard the consequences of its violent constructs. FBI Warning (1996) 2:00 silent A set of unofficial FBI warnings, starting with the ubiquitous FBI copyright warning. Engorge, Gobble & Gulp (4:30) 1994 A humorous allegory told through a surprise narrator that critiques societal control over the female body both in the aesthetic realm and the sexual realm. The narrator encourages women to participate in self exploration and guilt-free indulgence.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Lisa DiLillo

Engorge, Gobble & Gulp (1996) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Political / Social Activism

A humorous allegory told through a surprise narrator that critiques societal control over the female body both in the aesthetic realm and the sexual realm. The narrator encourages women to participate in self exploration and guilt-free indulgence.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lisa DiLillo

Tongues Don't Have Bones: A Journey Into Burma (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

I was born in freedom screaming grew up in the age of fear punned with the Stone Age in my language -- Kyi May Kaung Tongues Don't Have Bones is a journey into Burma (Myanmar), that looks behind the facade fabricated by the current military regime. The video structurally mimics the environment of oppression and censorship which on the surface appears serene and seamless, yet obscures the injustices within. Tongues Don't Have Bones rethinks the literal image/text relationship and creates a palpable tension and discrepancy between the visuals and the voiceovers. The video is collaged with material from disparate sources including; beautiful and mundane visuals of the landscape, people, and rituals; officially sanctioned tourism/propaganda tapes; highly degraded footage of social unrest that was smuggled out of the country; first person accounts ofimprisonment and detention; interviews with representatives of the current Burmese government in exile; and poetry by Burmese dissidents. A prominent voice in the video is the poetry of Kyi May Kaung, whose words reflect on the synchronicity of beauty and terror. She is a Burmese writer based in Washington, D. C. who also produces a weekly program for Radio Free Asia exposing human rights abuses. Tongues Don't Have Bones engages an alternative approach to documentary making. Instead of creating a structure which includes an omniscient voiceover or talking heads, the video is constructed with 'neutral' images of the countryside. There is a slow revelatory process that occurs when the initial tranquility and seductiveness of the visuals are ruptured by image fragments depicting political violence, and by disturbing contradictory stories. These elements eventually permeate the videoscape. Tongues Don't Have Bones reflects on the duplicitous nature of representation, as well as prompts the viewer to consider the devastating consequences of decades of military rule. So now they've got exactly the kind of men and women they wanted to follow them through fire and water to die for them They will say black is white and white is black it is not difficult for such people after all we know tongues don't have bones -- Kyi May Kaung

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $65.00

Gary Doberman

Full Moon Notebook (1975) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Even though I can't explain why, a film that moves me deeply each time I see it ... enchanting!" -- Stan Brakhage "Certainty affirmed; certainty denied." -- Ellen Robertson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Sandwoman's Moon (1976) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

"Playing peek-a-boo with the moon."--Jane Brakhage, August 1977

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Domicile (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

"Think of a couple of things like they say: 'Limits are what any of us are inside of ...'; 'Verse consists of a constant and variant ....' Already the world is here, truly, and anyone who has ever had experience of actual confinement -- jail, hospital, body, army -- common to the human state can't really be patient with any assumption that we need to do it to ourselves .... "In this film there is a simple accessible constant which you will have no difficulty in recognizing. There is an equally apparent variable. So your question - to phrase it poorly - might be, what is it that is being measured here? "The materials of this film are personal, comfortably so. Nothing in that way distorted or untoward. But the choices of the artist are both crucial and defining, and there is evident attention to what he has called boundaries. "This ... is a beautiful film, factually, with a lovely shifting counterpoint in the pacing. Like an old slow blues, after some up-tempo number -- so, read it and think." -- Robert Creeley, Was That a Real Poem and Other Essays

Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Moieties, The (1978) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Structural

"... where beads of light searching out 'the beloved' do pulse with the beat of the filmmaker's heart in perfect contrapuntal rhythm with all else in the frame of that sequence." -- Stan Brakhage, World Film Festival of Canada

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Nimbus (1978) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

For Jim Healy. NIMBUS "...was Robert Creeley's first choice to show in conjunction with a lecture at Rocky Mountain Film Center in 1978. This film owes much to Creeley's poetry and Edward Hopper's paintings, although no conscious consideration structured the working process - Hopper in the sense that Brian O'Doherty writes of the paintings as displaying "an observed, an observer and a witness." --G.D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Fur of This Animal, The (1979) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Wanted to drop you a quick note to congratulate you on THE FUR OF THIS ANIMAL. Saw it recently ... and was very impressed and interested - made me want to see it a few more times. ... But your film, even though I see it operating through composition (pictorial plus time-based) did get me on the edge of my seat - the image quality throughout was really rather extraordinary. In addition, the film just seemed somehow more serious, which is I guess a matter of a kind of depth and subtlety. So anyhow, you kind of won me over to where my prejudices just melted away." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Gary Doberman

Marks of Reference (1980) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"As I said, but wish to imprint, MARKS OF REFERENCE is one of your very greatest films to me, Gary - a breakthru for my comprehension of yr working over these 'inner rectangles' for years in your films ...." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gary Doberman

Trivia (1980) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

"TRIVIA was Brakhage's choice out of all my films up to that point to be shown at the School of the Chicago Art Institute on a program with a Werner Herzog film. There was a definite poetic justice to this unplanned coincidental combination of TRIVIA with a Herzog film. TRIVIA could be described as the Old World in the New World, Bruegel's Icarus having a "bad day" in the New World, a New World Aesthetic response to Herzog's Old World sentimental Romanticism of the New World. "--G.D. "There is myth, there are objects, and only for a moment can they meet, inform each other, and then part. If myth must inevitably unravel and if, at a moment in time, meet its diminished successor, that moment is this film." -- Ed Schwartz

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia I (1981) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"It hurt my eyes, there was too much TV in it." - Stan Brakhage "Television is vulgar, a vulgarity thrown in the face of, against the fact of, serious art .... [Y]et vulgarity is impossible without its opposite; vulgarity implies good manners, propriety, a kind of aesthetic seriousness of measure .... The fact of television and the fact of its conquering our environment cannot be used any longer by the well-mannered Modernist as a manifestation of mere vulgarity .... If the artist must continually fight to paint or give form to what he sees then Manet's fight to have the cafes as a serious subject for painting is inherited today as the fight for the acknowledgement that television is what the artist sees." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context" "When you said you were working with televison, I knew you were on to something because television is forbidden territory." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia II (1982) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

"This is the one that is perfectly balanced ... this is the one which is the masterpiece." -- Stan Brakhage (Comparing APORIA 1 to APORIA 2) "Modernist thinking, with its emphasis on precise measure, could not anticipate that the immediate environment would be shared by a simulacrum. Television is our local." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context" "What am I to do, what shall I do, what should I do, in my situation, how proceed? By aporia pure and simple?" -- Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia III Estar Print (1983) 16mm, color, 24.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"After seeing this film, I can now really understand your need to differentiate what you're doing from collage. These films are not collage. It really is an image of an image [system]." -- Fred Worden "The roll bar! The roll bar, yes! ... very enthusiastic about this film!" -- Kurt Kren "Images cannot contain experience. Images can only contain the image of experience. The image is not an 'equivalency' of experience, it substitutes itself for experience." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context"

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia IV (1984) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"... the line between public and private imagery." -- Fred Worden "This film completely delivers on all your verbal promises about what the Aporias can conceptualize. Your most important film up to this point." -- Carl Williams "In an aesthetic sense, the roll bar -- the black bar on film created by the gap between the mechanical motion of the film strip and the electronic scan of the television -- is the indexical sign, the physical scar of the unbridgeable gap between two mediums, two ontologies, forced to cohabit the same materiality, and in a larger sense much more, the physical manifestation of an entire conceptual rupture." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context"

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia V (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A narrative so to speak, a threatening environment, a space which opens up in a 'wall,' revealing, a threat that speaks across mediumistic boundaries." -- Ed Schwartz An aporian myth would intertwine elements so that where one thing began and the other ended would become the subject of the film. An aporian myth would be analogous to recombinate DNA research where a thing is not merely just itself but also another thing simultaneously. Such a myth would fulfill the artist's responsibility to conceptualize context. The film is based on the myth of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Xavier Domingo

Amazons (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A fiction science monologue about artificial fertilization and its consequences, delivered by four characters interacting with the text.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Susana Donovan

Haunt #451 (2000) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

I understand it very little, and I'm not comfortable saying it, but it is true: Often when I've abhorred someone, the feeling was entangled with desire. For instance, the desire for something they have that I do not have, or believe I do not have. And the more I'd refuse to face this truth about myself, and thus remain ignorant, the more cultivated my resentmenrs became. That said, I believe this piece of knowledge could explain the madness of a bigot, of someone whose fear of his own desire has run amok. Someone whose cowardice requires him or her to censor his desires and expects the world to follow suit. Such cowards, throughout history, all too often seem to have their own way. And it is they who are the source of inspiration for HAUNT #451. S. D.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Susana Donovan

Boy Frankenstein (1994) DVD NTSC, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

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

It is said that Hitler could not have had his reign of power had the German nuclear family not been structured as it was. Boy Frenkenstein reveals the machinations of such a power structure, and the maintenance roles played by the institutions of education and psychiatry. These institutions foist their lunacy and the responsibility of keeping its secrets upon the child. Gendre identity is addressed as well: Family comments ("You have your mother's eyes", etc.) play on the sewn together body parts of Frankenstein. Boy Frankendstein isn't a boy or a girl (her body parts come from both male and female family members) and her vitality is quickly "shaped" by the toe shoes - a modern day straight jacket for girls. The Family's perception is limited to accepting creation and destruction as polar opposites, and perceives life in a person as something to be conquered. As a result, Boy Frankenstein has pinhole vision as a child, expanding only to porthole vision/memory as an adult. --S. D.

Rental: $50.00 sale price video: 50.00

Michel Doret

Videos (2000) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Michel's Video Studio has so far produced three series: 1. The New York series 2. The Art series 3. The religious series. Total: Over 160 films of all lengths (short, medium and full-length features.). Request On-line Catalog. While a serious theatrical distributor is being sought, the following 4 samples can be ordered in DVD and/or VHS format: I. For the New York series. - 1. A Stroll through Manhattan. Running time: approx. 1hr.25m. This full-length feature on video support is the first episode of a trilogy registered by The Writers Guild of America, west, entitled A New Person. DVD Rent: $120.00. DVD Sale: $240.00 - 2. Independence Day 2003. Running time: approx. 50m. 4th of July celebration on Long Island, including an historic revival at Sagamore Hill and Fireworks at Jones Beach. DVD Rent: $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 II. For the Art series. - Three Collections. Running time: approx.1hr.10m. A full-length feature presentation of the three audio-visual artistic styles contributed in recent years by Artist Michel Doret, including acrylic paintings and collages in Primitive Surrealism of Total Art, The New Art 2002 and Spontaneism. DVD Rent: $70.00. DVD Sale: $140.00 III. For the Religious series. - An Italian Mass. Running time: less than 1 hr. A good sample of the religious series and of the foreign language creations. Mothers' Day Mass in Italian at St. Brigid's on Long Island 2003. DVD Rent $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 To see or order more samples from over 160, request the On-line Catalog entitled: "Video Films 2003" by Michel's Video Studio." All films are available for licensing and/or outright sale. Studio's Policy for Samples. DVD Renting: approx. $1.00 per minute. DVD Sale: approx. $2.00 per minute.

Cecilia Dougherty

Claudia (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Political / Social Activism

"And what of girls, lesbians, the ultimate stereotypes? Claudia opens with a distant bay, oil derricks in a chemical haze, landscape littered with industrial debris. An 'establishing shot,' establishing nothing but itself: A hallucinatory science fiction beauty in which to indulge. Car in the driveway, mundane but for the sublime glide along its metal. Woman's body on a bed. Indecipherable murmurings, some sex. As if it's forbidden, impossible, to see your own body, 'Girl,' searching the mirror for something you call your 'self.'" -- Laurie Weeks Sale:$50 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Grapefruit (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 39 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, History

"In Cecilia Dougherty's Grapefruit, based obliquely on Yoko Ono's book, often ludicrous moments from John and Yoko's charmed history are reconstructed. An all-female cast (aside from one male go-go dancer) makes this a gentle mockery lingering on the banal squabbles of the Fab Four and John and Yoko's deliberate denuding of their private lives. The ersatz philosophy comically espoused in Grapefruit casts doubt on the past's ability to adequately inform the present. For Dougherty, this glance backwards doesn't seek reassurance or queasy remembrance. It's an experiment in crippled nostalgia." -- Steve Seid Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Coal Miner's Granddaughter (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

"In Coal Miner's Granddaughter, Cecilia restages autobiographical elements. Memory, fantasy, the movies, TV, contaminate one another to highlight the impossibility of unsplicing, separating out, influences in the neurons that make me; the futility of recovering origin. Media is biology-Delicious, horrible 'acting' exposes the in-authenticity of realism as conduit to truth. Everyday life is performance-events are arranged; disarranges -- we're unstuck in the space-time continuum. Disorientation precludes reabsorption into moralizing." -- Laurie Weeks Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Drama of the Gifted Child, The (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

This tape is about narcissistic transference, sexual dependency, pedagogy, and a failure to distinguish between one's self and the loved one. It is also about how love relationships are used to create a protective border between the self and political/psychological oppression. The tape is based psychologist Alice Miller's book of the same title. Sale: $30 individual, $75 institutional

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Joe-Joe (1993) VHS NTSC, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"In this tape, the life of gay playwright Joe Orton becomes the raw material for a queer lesbian theater of the absurd. Dougherty and Singer manage to create just the right visual universe for Joe-Joe and for their various enterprises: literary, sexual, familiar and otherwise. Primitive pixelvision-" -- Judith Halberstam Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

My Failure to Assimilate (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"In My Failure to Assimilate, conversation, experience and descriptive memory are collaged together to create a range of intimate, disjunctive portraits-contrasted with a contemplative voyeurism. Simple street scenes and exteriors take on mythic proportions [and] the formal elements are resolutely video-graphic-lush, saturated and strobed." -- Leah Gilliam and Elisabeth Subrin Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Dream and The Waking, The (1997) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

"In The dream and the waking, tongue, speech, have disappeared almost entirely. Instead, language scrolls across the screen as we travel by bus through a grim and crumbling cityscape. Language reveals itself as material, image. The film takes place from behind the eyes of the filmmaker, enduring a weekly round-trip from New York to her job in Boston, and exhausting and demoralizing routing. But editing opens a line of escape, induces proprioceptive states that counter the landscape's narcoleptic effect. Filters and stop-motion, layering, sweep us away. The freeway, conveyor belt to hell, populated by zombies, metamorphoses into a lush poetics of shifting geometries. The landscape tilts, skids away in slow-motion-a carnival ride where the distancing of interpretive thought is subsumed in a molasses careen of sensation-a strange suturing occurs between mind and body, viewer and viewed. The video ends, the pleasurable estrangement lingers." -- Leah Gilliam and Elisabeth Subrin Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Laurie (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

This tape is a stylized, sentimentalized, romanticized portrait of East Village writer Laurie Weeks. Weeks's writing is a combination of fact, fiction and fear, and I have tried to capture those qualities on tape. A good deal of melodrama seems to capture the mood precisely. Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Leslie (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Leslie is a fractured portrait of San Francisco Bay Area language poet Leslie Scalapino. In this tape, I re-enter and re-present Leslie's writing using only video language and pictorial structure. My idea is to put the writer inside the fiction or structure of her own writing, creating a story (fiction) about the writer herself. Visual fan letter. Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Eileen (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

Eileen is a home movie of Eileen Myles in her legendary 3rd St. apartment, with her pit bull Rosie. I based the tape's style on some Beat home movies I saw a couple years ago, thinking how much Eileen's work is influenced by them and by the New York School of poets, specifically Frank O'Hara, whose work Eileen's reminds me of. She's reading from her novel entitled "Cool for You."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

James Douglas

Artfilm (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

ARTFILM is condensed new art. Equal time of 1/12th of a second is given to art objects animated in living black and white. Patterns are created as shapes change into one another. The music has an effect on the images seen. It is fun to blink at. Aldo Ciccolini plays Erik Satie on the concert Grand. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Custom Machine/Be True To Your School (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

CUSTOM MACHINE -- A Collage film made in an afternoon - an insight into where we are - or where I was that afternoon. Planes fly. The Beach Boys play. BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL--Our flag--our team--ourplanes--our ships--Us! Us! Us!--J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Mince Meet (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated film of tiny images made of halftone and hard edges on rough and and smooth paper. They expand and compress, push each other, censor themselves, move, open, and leave an ominous feeling. Genuine home-made academy leader begins and ends this film. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Sacrifice (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An animated Miss America. It strips away the false facade to show the real facade. You'll see faces cut in half, ocean liners, a car, mannequins and marbles, a cow, a guy in pajamas, loose eyes, and 24 frames a second. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

She's The One (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

An animated girlie-whirlie of unknown proportions. Faces move through. A man walks out in the middle. The Chartbusters sing and play the sound. Fun with no apparent redeeming social value. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Speed Queen (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A personal fantasy. Repeating and recurring images. Grain, hesitation, flash, black, and light rhythm rhythm. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Downey

Babo 73 (1964) 16mm, color & b/w, 59.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"... Mr. Downey clearly prefers a lot of near misses to a few direct hits, and in the course of his wild tale about the tribulations of a newly elected President of the United States he takes bold swipes at, among other targets, the Catholic Church, the civil-rights movement, international diplomacy, Time, God, shoe-fetishism, psychiatry, the South, the North, the East, and the West. I laughed all around the compass... the funniest movie I've seen in months... Taylor Mead looks like a cross between a zombie and a kewpie and speaks as if his mind and mouth were full of marshmellow." --Brendan Grill, The New Yorker "Should be required viewing at every political convention--especially in presidential election years."--Jonas Mekas

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Robert Downey

Chafed Elbows (1966) 16mm, black and white, 57 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"CHAFED ELBOWS is about a man who marries his mother, they go on welfare and it all breaks into a musical. To be more specific would confuse you, but there is a plot and it's funny and I hope you book it, dig it and return it to the Coop when they ask for it-- Robert Downey (a prince) On the basis of CHAFED ELBOWS the one film of his that I've seen, there's good reason to believe that Bob Downey at the tender age of 28 is already the funniest film-maker in America."--Jules Feifer

Rental: $134.00
16mm Rental: $134.00

Todd Downing

Dirty Baby Does Fire Island (1998) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Mixing stop-motion animation with live action, "Dirty Baby Does Fire Island," tells the story of a naive baby doll named Dirty Baby who washes onto the shores of the Fire Island Pines. Dirty Baby experiences the decadent lifestyles of the community's inhabitants, learning all about sex, drugs and working out.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Allen Downs

Winter In China: A Mexican Market Festival (1960) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"A surreal, brillantly captured festival. Allen, as always, depicts the soul of the people. His camera encompassing the beauty as well as the reality of Mexico." --Glenna Johnson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles W. Drew

Epic Journey of Littleman Small, The (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A silent exercise in symbolism and futility. Littleman Small, a character in mime makeup, enters into and passes thru the town observing and, by his observation, commenting as he observes. --C. W. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Drummond

Slipstrip (1970) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Fred Dummond... represent(s) the best in English independent film. Multi-media, group cooperative, George Landow-influenced, sculpture on film." --Warren Sonbert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Satya Dev Dubey

Aparichaike Vindhyachal: Barriers (1967) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

The original title in Hindi, taken from a poem, literally means "Mountains of Non-Communication" that separate individuals. Hence the shortened English title, "Barriers." --S. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Dudar

DP (1982) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, History

A photograph of a young man wearing a uniform with the insignia 'DP Police' comes to life as the film's narrator. Against the background of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia a story of forced labour, imprisonment and escape unfolds. It is a story of state terror. It is told dispassionately. Meanwhile, in an empty hallway of marble and glass, a dancer cuts violently into the film's heart. Her rage and the film's cool narrative play out an ironic counterpoint as a third element--an impersonal text--layers the film with yet more contradictions. --P. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Peter Dudar

Transylvania 1917 (1985) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"TRANSYLVANIA 1917 is a multi-faceted WWI biography--a conscript into the Austro-Hungarian army is wounded and abandoned by his comrades, then shipped as a prisoner of war into Russia during the Revolution. Using dramatic visual effects, the film explores the rich ambiguities of Transylvanian myth and history. Images from pop, folk and high cultures, politics and religion infuse the film with multiple levels of meaning. --P. D.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Don Duga

Bust Bag (1964) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Exploration of breast hangups of the male ego using collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Don Duga

Jungle Madness (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

I have mixed the image of the city and jungle in incongruous situations to make a film of extremes. A montage of abstract liquid pattern and collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Duga

Man (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Collage Animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Irene Duga

Turtle Soup (1967) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Animated and live. A train of thought dream experience of childhood, youth, old age; past, present, future; child, parent, grandparent; beauty, vanity, despair; dream, reality, illusion. --I. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Irene Duga

Pesca Pisca (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Animated and live. A sensual film of continuous orgasm of pulsating color and image. --I. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Mike Dunford

Logical Propositions (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A series of five films, in one program, examining individually one element or simple combination of elements of film practice. Each attempts to elucidate in as elegant way as possible, the effects, and the ramifications, of that elements within cinema, by a process of logical exposure.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Mike Dunford

In The Dark (1975) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

IN THE DARK deals with a form of narrative that would result from subjecting a tightly schematized structure to the deformations of chance. A complex examination of the relations of the crew, a paradigm of male/female political relationships, a crtique of formalized art. It begins a whole area of narrative work that is unlike either documentary or novelistic fiction film. --M. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Dunkley-Smith

Train Fixation (1977) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four parallel train tracks-the urban landscape beyond is 'masked' and 're-framed' by the doors, windows, gaps between cars, of the passing trains. Camera runs only as train passes--time is re-constituted according to railway schedules. --J. D.-S.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Dunkley-Smith

Rotunda (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Twin-screen, dual-projection film. Here the image is re-framed and masked by an architectural 'system' -- the columns of the rotunda -- which is interpolated between camera and landscape. Relations between indeterminacy -- what is framed/masked -- and pattern -- arbitrary camera movement and editing systems -- is further multiplied by the play between the two screens.

Two projectors with matching lenses and light outputs should be used. Images should be of equal size and arranged side by side -- edges touching but not overlapping. Sound track is on the color print which should be shown on the left. Prints should be synchronised at the head of the leaders which should be shown and the projectors started simultaneously -- no further synchronisation is necessary. -JDS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Karisa Durr

Grade AA Butt (1996) VHS NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"Karisa Durr examines the female buttocks in all its grandeur in the film Grade AA Butt." -Frameline

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Steven Dwoskin

Times For (1970) 16mm, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Once upon anytime in a world like now, any man wandered into an island of women. Their succulent presence, like many Circles, drew his fantasy. He follows. He seeks a kingdom, but as I foretold you, we're all spirits, and are melted into air -- thin air -- and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve, and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a track behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep .... TIMES FOR is a larger entry into dream reality. An unfulfilled man renders himself to the unrealized sensuality of four women. In his drifting search he fails and fades in the same loneliness as the women. The film is the reality and a metaphor for the intensities of sexual experience. "... His camera is a never-static instrument of his intrusion into the fantasy/reality of the relationships he is dealing with and forming .... TIMES FOR is one of the few erotic masterpieces." -- program note, National Film Theatre, London

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Fabio Del Greco

io sono nulla (i am nothing) (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 76 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual/mystical

Vasco, a wealthy Italian real estate developer, lives between vice and luxury, when a killer of organized crime seriously injuries him in an ambush. When he wakes up after three years of coma, he is no longer the same: he no longer has any memory of his past, talks to the trees as if they were close friends and avoids the demands of work and luxuries preferring to wander on the beaches instead. To prevent the collapse of his business empire, he is sent in search of a cure through Italy, india and the United States, but a planetary cataclysm is lurking.

Rental: $30

Liliana Dalen

Zygote (2011) BW , min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Scratch on 16mm black leader
Zygote: a diploid cell resulting from the union of two haploid gametes; a fertilized Ovum.

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Willard Van Dyke

Mayo Florido (1954) color, 6.25 min

Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Jinx (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Jinx is a bad spirit or a hopeless situation. In this short dancefilm the jinx is stronger then two breathtaking women, dancing their last dance. A telephone and a car are the only attributes, a lonely road between sea, sand and wind is the location. The world seems to be empty, the landschape is artificial, the elements rage. A short, rough film in vivid colours. Jinx is a collaboration of Karel Doing and the Rotterdam based dance-group Lieber Gorilla.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Antipodes (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Portrait of a globe-trotter in four corners of the world: Shanghai, Marrakech, Rotterdam, Kabelvag. In this place there was no time. Only progress. He missed time. Not that time had been particularly friendly to him, the only effect it had was death. Death was everywhere. He felt bleak, miserable, unremarkable, he was looking for life.. He was an outsider, but he loved it. The world was a show of miracles, he wouldn't like to miss. He didn't make it to the stage, he was watching, with pleasure, without really being part of it. He was an antipode. Here was his home. It was a place like everywhere else, did it matter where he lived? His body was just a vessel, no shore being in reach, but safe, comfortable. A friend for life A home, regardless where-ever it was. That night he dreamed he was in a burning building, he knew that it was going to explode soon. He laid down on a bed, and imagined that he was a fish, swimming in an ice-cold sea. The building exploded. He felt happy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Karel Doing

El (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A dreamy document about finding a fragile treasure amongst a hasty crowd, the drinking of water, some wandering between stones, and the vulnerabilty of human life.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Trottadam (2006) DVD NTSC, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Two women have a rendez-vous in Rotterdam, the city they chose for their wedding. Their personal approach towards the traditional ritual, undermines the established sterotypes. They evocate the atmosphere of the twenties, and simultaniously parody the topics of the hour. They enchant with their comical and lovely performance.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Energy Energy (1999) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Found-footage film, compiled from industrial, instructional and promotional films from the first half of the twentieth century, presenting progressive thought and technological development. But did everything really go so well?

16mm Rental: $30.00

Karel Doing

Maas Observation (1997) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"In MAAS OBSERVATION Doing and Pope demonstrate their fascination in the bizarre landscape of the port of Rotterdam, a stretch of 'neo-nature' with little place for humans, where huge machines seem to move around according to a logic of their own. The film begins with images of windmills on the edge of the Maas plain in a montage sequence based on the steady rhythm of the rotating sails. The focus gradually shifts towards activities on the river further upstream. The montage tempo slows down as the mechanical motion gives way to the play of reflections in the water."

16mm Rental: $33.00

Karel Doing

Whirlwind (1998) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Performances utilising light, lenses, projections and bodily interventions were the source for this film. By means of stop-motion, long shutter speeds and opticals these performances are manipulated and intensified; resulting in a labyrinth of spaces, reassembling levels of consciousness. The essence of cinema, writing with light, is represented in a hallucinatory way.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Taylor Dunne

Obar (2008) DVD_NTSC, digiBeta_NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, multicultural, family, history, landscape, diary, mystical

Obar is a super-8 portrait of a New Mexico ghost town. Disembodied oral histories of water dowsing and train hoping provide insight into the towns possibilities and failures, while time lapse images of the desolate landscape paint an eerie portrait of life on the wild frontier.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $50.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Sandra Davis

Ignorance Before Malice (2006) DVD NTSC, Color, 30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A true story - and the aesthetic sequelae of the filmmaker's recovery process following a 1993 auto accident. Parallel voices of narrativized testimony describing a woman's struggle to heal within the American medical system, and a personal rumination on the journey through a sudden rupture of health into disability. Feeling my brain in the act of consciousness in viewing the MRI cells, images from art history, personal history and fantasy exploded. As did the elements of the sound track. Filmed entirely on the animation stand.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Katrina Del Mar

A Beautiful Death (2006) DVD NTSC, , 7 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

Called "radical" and "groundbreaking" by Nan Goldin, this lesbian vampire film features an unusual feeding frenzy and vampires playing rock "n" roll and board games.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Katrina Del Mar

I Got What I Came For (2008) DVD NTSC, , 4 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Music

GSX "I Got What I Came For" music video.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Linda Dement

Heaven (1986) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

Punk surreal darkness from the streets of early 1980's Sydney; artist Jasmine Hirst eats diamonds, a dead pig's eye is gouged out, a girl aims her rifle & shoots while a voice reads from Bataille's "The Story of the Eye"

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Linda Dement

Heart (1987) DVD NTSC, Color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Artists, Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

A gang of punk girls, with knives, bikes, killer intent & a dingo, roam the streets, pash in public toilets and come to a confrontation in a back alley. A threatening naked figure in a dark interior demolishes a heart. A prisoner is taken. The ferret is washed clean of blood.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia VI (1980) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia VII (1980) 16, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films_about_film

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia VII (1980) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films_about_film

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Patrick Deval

Acephale (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 56 min

Genre: Experimental

May '68 did split France down the middle. Acephale is one of the rare documents to be filmed from the point of view of 'the other France': the France that had had enough of the old way of life, that couldn't take it any longer, the France that demanded violence and escape. A film in exile, without a kingdom, in a city populated by the mad remnants of its citizens and of its myths (its religion in tatters). A film driven by a skinny prince: Laurent Condominas. This ascetic prince wanders aimlessly, lectures at a university, wanders again, meets other underfed individuals, plunges into the maze of the city, wanders again,...

Rental: $39.00
DVD PAL Rental: $39.00

Maya Deren

Dance Films (1945-1955) DVD PAL, B/W, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, dance

A STUDY IN CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE CAMERA 1945, silent, b/w, 2 min 30 sec Choreography and dance: Talley Beatty. RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME 1945-46, silent, b/w, 16 min With Deren, Rita Christiani, Frank Westbrook, Anais Nin. MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE 1948, b/w, 13 min With Ch'ao Li Chi. Chinese flute and Haitian drum arr. Maya Deren. THE VERY EYE OF NIGHT 1952-55, b/w, 15 min Choreography: Anthony Tudor. With students of Metropolitan Opera Ballet School. Music by Teiji Ito.

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Maya Deren

Experimental Films (1943-1946) DVD PAL, B/W, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON 1943 16mm 15 min AT LAND 1944 16mm 16 min RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME 1945-1946 16mm 16 min

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Cinema Dada

Cinema Dada (1921-1927) DVD PAL, Color & BW, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

RHYTHMUS 21 (1921-24) Hans Richter, SYMPHONIE DIAGONALE (1921-24) Viking Eggeling, LE RETOUR A LA RAISON (1923) Man Ray, ENTR'ACTE (1924) Rene Clair & Francis Picabia, LE BALLET MECHANIQUE (1924) Fernand Leger & Dudley Murphy, FILMSTUDIE (1926) Hans Richter, EMAK BAKIA (1926)) Man Ray, VORMITTAGSSPUK (GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST) (1927) Hans Richter

Rental: $31.00
DVD PAL Rental: $31.00

Steven Dwoskin

Dyn Amo (1972) DVD PAL, Color, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

It's formative and necessary and a part of things to know about the tenderness, vulgarity, violence and selflessness that we're capable of at any one moment and in any one emotional sexual involvement. DYN AMO is a film about all this, taking as its setting a strip-club, and as its subjects a series of strippers and their 'admirers.' -Ros Spain Free and intimist, sensual and cerebral, experimental and political, Dwoskin's cinema is heir to the surrealists and Georges Bataille, to Andy Warhol and Jack Smith. -Isabelle Regnier

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Steven Dwoskin

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

Frederique Devaux

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00

Frederique Devaux

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

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

Frederique Devaux

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

Ann Deborah Levy

Watercolors (2007) DVD_NTSC, color_BW, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_architecture

The surface of a pond as a canvas on which nature creates a continually changing painting that mirrors, but alters details of the landscape surrounding it. Beginning in the late winter, just before leaves appear on the trees, the film records the changes in weather, foliage, color and light throughout a year. A choice of black and white film for a passage of patterns on the ice evokes Chinese ink painting, and distorted reflections of architectural details.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30 home rental, $35 institutional rental

Eduardo Darino

ANIMATION - EXPERIMENTAL (63-2015) DVD, color , 35.25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, hand processed

COCKTAIL DE RAYAS (lines cocktail). (1:21) 63-64
painted, stamped, scratched directly on 16mm film, in Uruguay 1963-64. Norman McLaren wrote enthusiastic letter encouraging and supporting Darino, and invited to visit to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Music: Charles Williams, courtesy of SODRE.

SOMBRAS Y LUCES. (Shadows and lights) (1:32) 64-65. , SOMBRAS SIN LUCES. (Shadows without lights) (1:06) 64-65, SOMBRAS CON LUCES. (Shadows with lights). 64-65.
Three animated shorts drawn and stamped directly on 16mm film. Music: Uruguayan tamborils played during "Llamadas" carnival parades. Also mentioned in Norman McLaren letters to Darino, very interested by the use of stamped images as well as flickering colors. Shadows without lights uses the same techniques, but working with black and white images only, china ink applied with sponges, burnt with a warm saline solution inspired in daguerreotype photography.

APEX (3:42) 64. (Reconstructed 2012-2015).
Apex is the first experimental animation in Cinemascope in Uruguay, with Adriana Lagomarsino. Since they had no Cinemascope camera, Darino and Rodolfo Musitelli, camera, shot on 35mm with high contrast film, that Darino distorted. Images solariez using multiple prints and effects obstained through moving glass and mirrors in front of the lens (no digital back in 64). The originals were destroyed with other ICUR (University, Montevideo) during the 70's dictatorship in Uruguay. Walter Dassori returned to Darino in NYork some tests and in 2010 a few loose shots were found. Since then Darino worked reconstructing the animation with the same techniques as the original. Oreson Welles comment was "Darino was surrealistic" and Peter Cowie, from Variety and International Film Guide that "Ed polarized images way before Andy Warhol." APEX world premiere was at San Francisco Cinemateque 2015 on a program by Angela Lopez Ruiz.

TANGO . (1:27) 72-73.
photo animated flip started at ICUR, Montevideo (Instituto de Cine Universidad de la Republica, director Dr. Rodolfo V. Taliche) completed in New York 73. Animation: Eduardo Darino

HELLO? (6:36) 75.
Animation by Eduardo Darino, through a 6500 xerox color copier. Experimental animation, colors generated through the copier, for the 100 years of the first conversation by phone by Mr. Graham Bell in 1876. (Dedicated to Jan Lenica).

CAROUSEL (4:0) KALEIDOSCOPE (2:18) 76
Two films animated by Eduardo Darino without a camera, directly from an office copier. He registered the system as COPYMOTION - films dedicated to his daughter Lucia when she was a child. Carousel music from the one at Central Park, Kaleidoscope music John Phillip Sousa (licensed through Valentino).

NEW YORK VIRTUAL TOUR (3:07) 2014
Darino's interactive tour to New York animated with a bicycle that generates code, the faster it is peddled art reaches higher resolution, even color. Short step-by-step explanation at the end. Part of the "Irreverent Realities" series.

GAVIOTAS - Seagulls (3:56) 2014-15
New York - Punta del Este. Drawn and stamped directly on film, by Eduardo Darino, dedicated to Norman McLaren who wrote several encouraging letters when he was 20 years old, and invited to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Inspired on seagulls Ed sees during his winter months in Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.

TORRES GARCIA (drawings). (11:04) 2015 Eduardo Darino animated paintings by Joaquin Torres Garcia while at ICUR (Instituto de Cine Unisersidad de la Republica, Montevideo director Dr. Rodolfo V. Talice) and has animated drawings directly on 16mm in Punta del Este and New York 2014-2015. This is the first release of this combined work.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Ann Deborah Levy

Rain Painting (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , landscape & architecture

Rain striking car windows 'paints' the landscape beyond, re-imagining it in a variety of moods, colors, and abstract patterns. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed through the window, rain patterns on the glass, and the interior of the car. The first two realities become visible as a result of where the camera is focused, the third when parts of the interior are seen and when the rain quiets and sounds made inside are heard.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Spectator(s) (2014) , 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, history, landscape & architecture

Caught by another 'spectators' camera, visitors observe, enjoy, or ignore their surroundings - one of the worlds most infamous, yet beloved structures. The camera shows us odd angles and what is not usually revealed. Meanwhile, the memory of spectators of antiquity and what they witnessed casts a shadow. In this hybrid-documentary a soundtrack of location recordings augmented by scripted voices recreates the cacophony of languages heard and allows the sounds of the modern city outside to intrude.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

On The Train To Kunta Hora... And Back (2014) color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment, landscape & architecture

Footage shot from a train barreling through the Czech countryside on a gray morning evolves to a dazzling light show of abstract, often, dreamlike reflections juxtaposed on the scenery at sunset. A soundtrack of voices and percussive train sounds serves as counterpoint to the passing images. The film was shot with a point and shoot camera.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Waterscape: illusions (2007) DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

In this self-reflexive film, Ann Deborah Levy's camera captures compelling images of a mysterious wilderness lake and its elegant swans. The water serves as a canvas on which upside-down reflections of trees, clouds, and colors in the landscape are acted upon by wind and light to make an ever-changing painting. Against these images and painted illustrations, a woman making a film on swans serves as the focus for an exploration of perceptions of reality as filtered through the human mind in science, mythology, art, and documentary filmmaking; a meditation on illusion and reality. Off-screen voices personify the womans thoughts as she shoots her film and researches and shapes her script: the filmmaker reads from her shooting diary; young girls recount swan myths; a scholar discusses swan symbolism; and supposed 'experts' from across history debate whether swans really sing or not before they die. These distinct yet thematically related scenarios interweave throughout, but never intersect. They float like elements in a dream for the viewer to connect and interpret later on.

Rental: $195 - DVD

Cait Davis

Change Isn't Always Easy (2015) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

A dystopian Adam and Eve. Conversely, the goal of humanity.

Rental: $1

DVD NTSC Sale: $5 for file, $10 DVD

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