Paul Gabel

Impossibility of remaining, The (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The Impossibility of Remaining draws its interpretation from a selection of critical ideas addressed by Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Their complex notions on truth, essence, death and disaster resonate here in a reoccuring scene, where a corpse is cryptically unveiled and re-veiled by the passing over of a moving spotlight.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Paul Gabel

Seen and Unseen, The (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

This video surveillance of a cast shadow, seen advancing along the face of a window, is directed toward the ocular phenomena clarified in Merleau-Ponty's work. As the centered window frame marks the video screen into sections, they are also perceived by us as "anchored" objects. Part of a larger unfolding, these anchors and points of reference are amongst a series of other elements that comprise this perspective. Some, although out of sight (such as the shadow-producing sun) are nevertheless present before the viewer's eye (i. e. the specter of the tree). --P. G.

Rental: $40.00
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Paul Gabel

I will always wait (It will never be) (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

In a film that captures Wall Street at a apoint between deconstruction (the shrouded Deutsche Bank) reconstruction (7 World Trade Center) and destruction (the absent Trade Towers), the phrases "I will always wait" and "It will never be" make possible a lamentation for the tragic September 11th event at a time when its physical indications have been upheaved in the midst of urban renewal and the flow of progress. --P. G.

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Merrick Gagliano

See Tom Run (1974) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A soldier's encounter with the enemy. Natural brain frequencies punctuate the psychological experience.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Frank V. Gaide

Men's Room, The (1988) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth

"... THE MEN'S ROOM, Frank V. Gaide's amusing little tale of a very young man's first trip to the men's room and all the exciting and foreign things he encounters there-among the best: a prophylactic dispenser and a stolen Celtics hat. At a running time of tweleve minutes, Gaide's film was just right, nicely cut and adequately acted and the men's room itself was not merely filmed on location at an actual lavoratory but a carefully constructed set was erected (no bathroom humor intended) so that the camera could freely move among the makeshift urinals and stalls. Clever. It brought back memories, too."-- Mark Griffin

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Jane Gang

Films by Jane Gang (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

"Money can't buy you love but love can make you a lot of money" 1. Fine Lines (5 min., Shot on Super-8) "Repression breeds fine lines" 2. Inside Out (8 min., Shot on Super-8) "The fox went underground and lived off the smell of an oilrag" 3. Down The Tube (11 min., Shot on Super-8) "The air soaked with a thousand smells of perfumed vomit and cheap aftershave" 4. Christopher (3 min., Shot on Super-8) "A portrait of the Tranny pornmaker Christopher Lee"

Rental: $35.00 sale price: 50.00
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Jane Gang

Pink Pony Film Nites Compilation I curated by Jane Gang (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Jane Gang left London and the thriving London Underground Film scene in 1996. On 30th September 1996 she presented the first Pink Pony Film Nite @ the back of the Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow, LES, NYC. This was the first regular spot to hit NYC since the Cinema of Transgression days back in the early 80's. The twice monthly then monthly film & video nites spawned the present generation of film nites that are now playing out of small venues around the city and Williamsburg. 1. Seven Days Till Sunday   by Reynold Reynolds/Patrick Jolley (1997, 10 min., Shot on Super-8) "Seems like the perfect way to reach that final high while letting yourself go" 2. Jaunt by Andrew Rotting (1995, 6 min., Shot on 16mm) "Boats, water and boating types. A slice of British eccentricity @ its best" 3. The Empty Film by Paul Tarrago (2000, 4 min., Shot on Super-8) "Cutting edge filmmaking in sync" 4. Inside Out by Jane Gang (1995, 9 min., Shot on Super-8) "They're cutting the grass outside and my hair's getting shorter" 5. Rape of the Arthuropods by Arthur Lager (1997, 3 min., Shot on Super-8) "Some violent sex in the underwater world" 6. Sugar by Lisa Barnstone (2001, 7 min., Shot on Super-8) "Super cool, hot babe, Victoria Jealouse snowboarding Barnstone style" 7. Heavy Metal Parking Lot   by John Heyn/Jeff Krulin (1986, 16 min., Shot on Video) "Cult Classic, a frozen moment"

Rental: $35.00 sale price: 50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

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Leon Garbers

Cindy Ann (196*) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A warm vignette about a little girl and a turtle.-- L. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Rosario Garcia-Montero

Locked (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Locked consists of five main characters. A man, a woman named Candy, a cat, a bird, and the voice of a woman on the phone. All characters have one thing in common; all are enclosed within their space, some more literally than others. There is a frenetic pace of disconnected sound and imagery in the film providing a sense of disengagement and isolation in each character. Towards the end, there is some crossover, so much so that Candy opens the door to leave.

Rental: $30.00
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Frank Gardner

Everybody and a Chicken (1969) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Anti-gravity follies - a festival of stop, fast, slow and backward motion. --F. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Frank Gardner

Guest, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A pixilated lesson in manners in which a gentleman is entertained at tea by two young ladies. --F. G.

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Frank Gardner

Times Eight (1969) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

People and objects dance through a succession of pixilated episodes in a rhythmic frenzy. --F. G.

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Ernest Garthwaite

Water-Trees (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The Film developed from a painter's sensibility. The visual pictorial terms of the landscape are considered through reality and reflections in water. By showing elements of reality, abstraction, and non-objectivity, the film places an emphasis on the formal visual elements of design in the landscape.-- E. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Arnold Gassan

Marsyas (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Psychology & Mental Health

A black man wakes from a dream to early morning dismay. Feeling hunted, he rushes into the city, where a sense of desolation rises in him as, through his eyes, the city decays. He flees to the forest, but the image of dreamed hunter reappears. Trapped by his vision, he collapses into it and becomes the hunted stag, is flayed and unmanned. At the height of his terror, having seen the whiteness beneath his skin, he wakens to a reversed world where he is now white.--A. G. "Marsyas has demonstrated to me for the first time that a highly developed 'still' photographer can become motion-conscious enough to strike off a positively beautiful work of cinema art."--Stan Brakhage

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Arnold Gassan

Doors, The (1963) 16mm, black and white, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

"... a filmic story, conceived as a series of images which evoke the awareness of horror one feels at a degeneration. The story hardly exists in a verbal equivalent. "Two young people destroy one another, yet no blood is shed. The actions are apparently simple, obvious, and effortless. There has been an avoidance of obvious or heavy symbolism. "The scenes are very nearly real time. In 25 minutes of film a man is reduced to the status of a dependent infant. The film is a comment on the American scene. Filmed by a film-maker with the most econmical photographic means as a comment on his contemporaries. The camera was faithfully used, to paraphrase Minor White, to see the actions envisioned by the creator of the film as with the apparent innocence of a bystander. The 'person' of the camera is scrupulously maintained... with the exception of 5 or 6 lap dissolves, the editing was planned as a series of straight cuts."--From the program, Third International Experimenatl Film Competition, Knokke-Le Zoute, Belgium, 1964

Rental: $28.00
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Arnold Gassan

American Dreams (1964) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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John Gati

Emotions At Sunset (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

By form, this film is an experiment of mixed cine media. The fusion of live action with abstract self-animated motions, special effects and symbolic scenes. By content, the film's main thought is about happiness. The plot is divided in three parts: illusion, disillision and reality. An experiment of style, where the mixing and super-position of live action with abstract and symbolic animation as emotive expressions obtained successful results.--J. G.

Rental: $20.00
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John Gati

Effects (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A two minute film-study made by the most recent optical-light-shapes technique as art-form. This study also includes techniques of reflected, projected and time-lapse phototgraphed images. All of them designed, built and photographed by John Gati.--J. G. "This short production is a fine example of an area of creative art on film done without paint pots or paint brushes. "EFFECTS is a two-minute short, without story content. It is true to its title: EFFECTS... it is abstract forms in constant interplay of rhythmic patterns and radiant colors with an occasional flow-through of a live human form."--Op Cel

Rental: $20.00
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Paula Gauthier

Which Is Scary (1991) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

WHICH IS SCARY is a documentation of seven individual stories. It depicts through different circumstances the similar feelings of personal & social alienation experienced by each storyteller. It is a lesson of cause & effect in homosexual culture.--P. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dave Gearey

Stream Rapids Falls (1978) 16mm, black and white, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Not going to the woods and sitting by a stream, but coming into the dark of Cinema for meditating on nature. Not meditating on Mother Nature and her parts, but on Mother Cinema and her forms."--D.G. "a concerto for the kind of water which is so ordinary that normally one forgets to look at it and which is here filmed with astonishing attention." -- Pierre Job, Liberation Magazine (Paris)

Rental: $50.00
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Dave Gearey

Airwaves (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

Made while traveling by bus, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. The dancer like clouds makes visible the winds.

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Dave Gearey

Once Again (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A humorous, stop-animated homage to Vermeer's lady friend, who, in expectation of a telephone call, looks out the window. "The setting, a stark, angular room, the costumes, the lighting and the broken rhythms of the film had a surreal quality that reminded me of the paintings of Rene Magritte." -- Joseph Ornato, The Hartford Advocate Dance and Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1977

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Gearey

Branches (1975) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An intoxicated vision of the sensuality of light and movement, in which branches and bodies are made visible by light made mysterious by both.

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Dave Gearey

Footage (1976) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"Gearey has made a series of films of [Dana] Reitz dancing. Gearey is a poet with a camera and his touch is everywhere, in every frame, and he touches us with a strong feeling for nature. In FOOTAGE he has made an unusual and beautiful film of Dana Reitz's bare feet. It's a wonderful feeling to have feet discover themselves running, digging into mud and sand, at the water's edge, in the sunlight, caressing air and casting shadows. He's got a poetic visual style and it has something to do with the way he sees and selects. His textures, pans, cuts and angles are beautifully orchestrated. He crops and concentrates on one thing and allows the film to emerge visually, to take its own shape and texture. It explains more with less ... that is the power of abstraction. All of his films contained these qualities." -- Leonard Horowitz, The Soho Weekly News

Rental: $40.00
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Dave Gearey

Monkey Dream (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Inspired by a dream of a monkey who tells "stories" by waving a stick that emits abstract shapes, light and movement, this is the "story" of a sculptor making sculpture. It is also a form of dreaming with Cinema. Constructed in lush, layered images, we see sculpture, Jon von Bergen at work but the true subject of this filmic tapestry is the elusive and enigmatic quality of the creative process.

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Dave Gearey

Chet's Garage (1978) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

Filmed in a garage on Staten Island, New York, this is a song of workers and their environment. America's idolatry of the automobile makes this both a romantic and an essential part of the landscape. Layered with multiple images, the film presents something many of us see but seldom look at and it does it with a method that is unique to cinema. Not a work of film journalism, but a song for the eyes, an eyesong.

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Dave Gearey

Gulls Don't Fly On Light (1979) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Gulls usually don't fly in movie theaters, but in this case ....

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Dave Gearey

Tree Was..., The (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A tree is cut, wood becomes lumber, scraps become bowls. Straightforward images on the surface, but as the film evolves and its form becomes visible, this becomes an exploration of process and transformation.

Rental: $30.00
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Dave Gearey

Blind Love (1982) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Blind love is a passion that eludes temperance and plunges lovers into a darkness that is luminous. In the film, we MAY see the light of their ecstasy. This is no pretty picture: sensuality, desire, pain and loss, all flash and spend their rhythms before the orgasm subsides. The film has been made as a work of silence and of music.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

Lightplay (1987) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Composed of 8 separate film sketches recorded in New York's Central Park: Bikes, Volleyball, Soccer, Runners, Boats, Basketball, Baseball and Roller-skating. LIGHTPLAY is about the delight of watching people at play. While the viewer's attention shifts to follow movement, measure rhythms, notice idiosyncratic gestures or listen to the layered sounds of the park, we discover that there is more to being a spectator than meets the eye. Below the surface of textured images, diverse tempos and different, if not polar, visual qualities, we encounter a design that mimics the dynamic and constructive nature of looking and listening. LIGHTPLAY becomes a film about the art of seeing.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Dave Gearey

Final Screens (1999) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

FINAL SCREENS makes an imaginative and colorful leap into the retinal experience of a man who is losing consciousness. It presents a flotilla of images; vivid, enigmatic and obscure, fluttering on the surface of memory, while simultaneously, the sub-conscious murmurs, swells and fades on the colors of an unfathomable mental current. Video sale price: 50.00 (individuals); 300.00 (institutions).

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Dave Gearey

3% Vision (2000) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

3% VISION indicates a severe limit to perception, where dark and light, bustle and calm, murmur and din are measured on an inconceivably thin margin. In this spare, concentrated work, a composer and a visual artist operate on separate yet intersecting paths to create a video which depicts the chasm between one man and the rest of the sighted, passing world. This synthesis of music and moving image is bare and stripped to essentials. It presents fleeting images of an individual, fragile and surrounded, who perseveres in the undertow of an impervious social current. Video sale price: 40.00 (individuals); 150.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

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Stephen Gebhardt

A Numbers Racket (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

My daughter, Elizabeth, counts from zero to one hundred-ninety-nine, while maintaining control of her reluctant cat. The first of the series of the growth cycle.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 4: The Kuchar Bros () 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

George and Mike Kuchar also known collectively as The Kuchar Brothers, discuss in elaborate detail, every aspect of their lives. No stone is left unturned. Without regard for their privates and seamier entrails, a glowing and super-duper account of the trails and tribulations of film-making at its lurid and titillating best is weaved right before your very eyes and ears. A stirring testament to the Bronx.- S.G

Rental: $35.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 2: Stan Brakhage (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art &artists, films about film

This film is a limited portrait of Stan Brakhage. The subject attempts to describe the experience that he is involved in by means of immediately responding to the aural and visual stimuli which surround and affect him. Brakhage involves the viewer in the subjective experience of the space in which he is seated, the camera, lights and technicians which created the experiential process. He further extends the parameters of the film's scope through the interjection of real or possibly apparent silence.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 1: Robert Nelson (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

The Forsythis's were in bloom, a grey kitten played on the steps, the sky was a vivid blue, Robert Nelson was at peace with the environment. Earlier that day, Nelson had shaved off his mustache, which he had grown for the last ten years. The discussion centers about the crises which led up to this event and the effect which such action might have upon the course of world politics. Nelson speculates as to the future of media and the socio-economic impact of gaslights upon the suburban Cincinnati microcosm.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Herman Nitsch: An Introduction to the O. M. Theatre (1969) 16mm, , 9.5 min

Genre: Documentary

A Document which describes Nitsch's performance at the University of Cincinnati, April 4, 1968. The ritual of the beginning is transformed into utter chaos and exhaustion at the conclusion of the performance.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Indian Joe And Popeye, Giving You Good Advice (1969) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance

Indian Joe lives in Cincinnati but does his Sioux dance thing at the drop of a hat, bonnet or what have you. Joe dances and alternately is rejected by his environs. Popeye puts it all together at the end through his having been there.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 3: Peter Kubelka (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, personal diary & journal

An early morning meeting with Peter Kubelka. The sobering light casts rigid structure to this Viennese waltz-cherub. Peter graces the occasion with a song and a detailed look at every aspect of his form. The experience was curtailed in anticipation of a more liquid situation.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Cincinnati Answer Print (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Film-maker Robert Nelson answers a broad range of questions, posed to him by the world at large. His answers are to the point and dig deep into the abyss of his soul. Never before has such a penetrating thrust into a man's psyche yielded such bountiful fruit. Bold. Unashamed.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Headache (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, family

The second of a series of films which relate the growth and personality of my daughter. The film is a further reduction of the variables of filmic composition. The crux of the matter is Elizabeth and my reaction to her through camera.- S.G.

Rental: $30.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Bluegrass At Beanblossom (1969) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, music

This film is a personal document of the music and people who participated in the "Old-Time Music" Festival at Bill Monroe's Beanblossom, Indiana farm. Featured in this film are well-known performers such as Doc Watson and "not-knows" who find and give joy through their playing.- S.G.

Rental: $75.00
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Janie Geiser

Terrace 49 (2004) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Images of impending disaster- slamming doors, a truck careening down a hill, and a frayed, almost snapping, elevator rope collide with the repeated image of a woman - body, cycling toward ephemerality as the woman disappears into the texture of the film itself. In my recent films, I have been exploring the possibilities found in merging video texture with film, creating a lush, disorienting, ambiguous film space, and an atmosphere a temporal suspension. In Terrace 49, I further break up this space, dividing the film frame into shards, as fractured as memory and as fragile as glass.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Babel Town (1992) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"In BABEL TOWN Janie Geiser extends her puppet performances to film, creating neither a filmed record of a puppet show, nor an exercise in puppet animation. Instead Geiser uses film and puppets to create a fable that glides between the animate and the inanimate, the miniature and the monumental. Through a window, a Girl escapes from a house where parental conflicts seem to hammer down the roof. Gliding through a dream-like environment, in her newfound freedom she encounters dangerous hurdles: rhythmically slicing scissors and the construction of a massive Tower of Babel, all accompanied by a percussive soundtrack of clicks, clangs, snips, sudden tocsins and tapped-out messages. Returning home, she discovers she has undergone an Alice in Wonderland-like change in scale and no longer fits in the confined boxes of family security. Her parents watch their now giant daughter through the window. "Geiser constructs a truly dream-like nighttime odyssey in which liberation is closely followed by threats, and escape from immediate family conflicts seems only a prologue to an encounter with demonic tools, hammers and scissors, which construct a larger (but still controlling) reality around the wandering Girl. In the Book of Genesis, the Tower of Babel led to the creation of multiple languages, and here the titanic heads that appear behind the tower linked by ribbons inscribed with hieroglyphics evoke an encounter with the power of language which can either further constrict the Girl or truly liberate her. Although she remains outside the house of her original confinement, there seems to be some regret as she explores the now diminutive houses with one hand, like a dollhouse of forgotten games, only to slink away like a surprised burglar as a flashlight beam illuminates her. The space she disappears into is ambiguous, like the freedom and threat she has found on her nocturnal journey. Was it all a dream? The hammering down of reality continues." -- Tom Gunning

Rental: $40.00
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Janie Geiser

Red Book, The (1994) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

THE RED BOOK is an elliptical, pictographic animated film that uses flat, painted figures and collage elements in both two and three dimensional settings to explore the realms of memory, language and identity from the point of view of a woman amnesiac. THE RED BOOK suggests the ways in which language defines us, and reaches back into dismemberment myths about the creation of different tongues through the breaking apart of bodies (in this case, the woman's body). As the film progresses, the submerged images of her stored memory appear and collide with the present world in circular rhythms, and there is a sense of irretrievable loss. "Images appear as in a graceful collage: glimpses of words are written in white vanishing ink; a woman is drawn in outline, as if she were a paper doll made of red construction paper. Everything is red, white, black, or gray in this smashing little film, which has graphic flair and a surrealistic edge." -- Caryn James, The New York Times

Rental: $35.00
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Janie Geiser

Secret Story, The (1996) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

THE SECRET STORY arose as a response to several beautifully decayed toy figures from the 1930s that were given to me as a gift. These figures, and other toys, objects and illustrations that I found from the period between the world wars, suggested a kind of unearthed hidden narrative which I have attempted to re-piece together, as if these figures were the hieroglyphics of a just-forgotten tongue. THE SECRET STORY revolves around the central figure of the woman, and her girl-double, who look somewhat like versions of Snow White. She wanders through landscapes of rivers and floods, home and war, and memory and illness, culminating in an ecstatic walk in the forest, suggesting both the dark and cathartic trajectories of the richest fairy tales. In his review of the 1996 New York Film Festival in Film Comment, Paul Arthur writes: "Geiser's film ... creates a child's vision of domestic immersion and foreboding out of crudely articulated antique dolls, toy blocks, and paper cutouts. Against a photographic background of a floodbound house, figures of mother and daughter exchange symbiotic knowledge of household routines, tasks, or games .... Recurrent images of a doctor and a nun, along with shifting veils of color, evoke a condition merging physical illness with spiritual floating. Although the 'secret' is never spelled out, the degree of emotional affect generated by or around Geiser's expressionless objects is compelling." THE SECRET STORY was chosen by Film Comment's Gavin Smith as one of the Best Short Films of 1996.

Rental: $40.00
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Janie Geiser

Immer Zu (1997) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

IMMER ZU is an elliptical, experimental animated film which evokes a mysterious undercover world of secret messages, cryptic language and indecipherable codes. Shot in luminous black and white, IMMER ZU uses miniature two and three dimensional figures and sets, as well as shadow puppetry, to suggest the urgency of a nocturnal mission, a mission of life and death importance. In this dark and richly atmospheric film, with a soundtrack collaged from several film noirs, meaning is constantly covered and uncovered in a shadowed journey toward eclipse. "The dark-meshed moires of the memory book in its pulp fiction edition forms obsidian riddles that cut time to ribbons. Life puts us in the critical condition of having to espionage with our own stolen recollection of events preserving them in code often difficult to retrieve as it sinks into the limited access of the mental underworld." -- Mark McElhatten, from the program for the 1998 New York Film Festival's Avant-Garde Visions

Rental: $30.00
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Janie Geiser

Fourth Watch, The (2000) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

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

The ancient Greeks divided the night into four sections; the last section before morning was called the fourth watch. In these hours before dawn, an endless succession of rooms is inhabited by silent film figures occupying flickering space in a mid-century house made of printed tin. Their presence is at once inevitable and uncanny. A boy turns his head in dread, a woman's eyes look askance, a sleepwalker reaches into a cabinet which dissolves with her touch, and hands write letters behind disappearing windows. The rooms reveal themselves and fill with impossible, shadowed light. It is not clear who is watching and who is trespassing in this nocturnal drama of lost souls. Mark McElhatten, co-curator of the 2000 New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde, where The Fourth Watch premiered, writes: "A small masterpiece of the uncanny brought about through beautifully controlled use of superimposition and scale and a cross breeding of "incompatible" species of texture and (cathode-solar) light. Glacial blue poltergeist -- somnabulists, melodramatic stars and damaged children from silent films -- emerge at night into a tin dollhouse opening up invisible envelopes of space, comingling with hypnoticic chiaroscuro cast by trembling sunlight." Kristin M. Jones, in her review "NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde" in the November-December 2000 issue of Film Comment, writes: "Of the three Janie Geiser works screened, perhaps most haunting was The Fourth Watch, in which images of people in black-and-white movies rephotographed from a video monitor are superimposed on shots of a dollhouse interior. Bluish, spectral figures float by as sunlight mingles with flickering shadows on brightly colored tin. A beautiful somnambulist vanishing into TV bar rolls suggests a poetic metaphor for the current state of avant-garde cinema, when the medium's past, future, and even its own death are being transformed into material for provocative new films."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Lost Motion (2000) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Lost Motion uses small cast metal figures, toy trains, decayed skyscrapers, and other found objects to follow a man's search for a mysterious woman. From an illegible note found on a dollhouse bed, through impossible landscapes, the man waits for her train which never arrives. His wanderings lead him to the other side of the tracks, a forgotten landscape of derelict erector- set buildings populated by lost souls. Dream merges with nightmare in this post-industrial land of vivid night. Fred Camper writes in the Chicago Reader (May 25, 2000): "Lost Motion is the sumptuously told tale of a failed search... In her most visually lush film to date, Geiser superimposes images and drapes her scenes in moving shadow patterns. She depicts the train's arrival by superimposing images of dolls exiting model trains over the searching man's figure... Ultimately the film's fragmentary constructions become more than modernist denials of illusion and assertions of materiality.: essential to the film's tone, Geiser's obviously illusory images evoke strong feelings as the mundane drama of a failed meeting becomes intertwined with an essay on the way our lushest dreams fail by virtue of their very extravagance."

Rental: $30.00
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Janie Geiser

Spiral Vessel (2000) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A found psychological test kit yields puzzle figures with cutout ears, cutoff heads, and pullaway body parts. The ear opens into an interior world of shifting science book images which, when isolated, evoke mysteries more than they reveal facts.

Rental: $30.00
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Madeleine Gekiere

Arabesque For Marie Menken (1982) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Landscape & Architecture

A film about a building, the newly restored Hoboken Railroad Terminal. As the title implies, it is an homage to Marie Menken and a take-off on her sketch of the Alhambra. It uses some of her fast-frame techniques, setting the building into motion, playing with the contrast of the stained glass windows against other decorative elements. The sound track is mostly informational, speaking of Menken's contribution to the Experimental film. It precedes the image. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Madeleine Gekiere

Garden of Hieronymus, The (1982) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

Essentially an animation of Hieronymus Bosch's GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS. By fast motion techniques the horses are made to gallop, the birds to open their beaks and the figures to converse. It creates a relationship between the viewer and the painting quite different from looking at the static image and it affords a more intimate knowledge of the phantastic world of Hieronymus Bosch. Could readily lend itself to a lesson in art history. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Madeleine Gekiere

They are Not Chrysanthemums: Only Man Can Make a Rivet (1984) 16mm, color, 36.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

Steel bridges and oil refineries and container ports. An ode to the shapes of industry, set in motion with music by Glenn Branca and operatic exerpts. --M. G.

Rental: $50.00
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Jean Genet

Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

"... the only film by the famed French writer Jean Genet. Based on his novel OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS, it depicts the fantasy of a gay male prisoner and that of his jailer. It was originally intended for private collectors and limited audiences. While strongly indebted to Jean Cocteau's BLOOD OF A POET, it has influenced such diverse filmmakers as Robert Bresson and Kenneth Anger." --Amy Taubin, press release for December 17, 1983 program, The Kitchen, New York City

Rental: $100.00
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Carl Michael George

La Belle Fleur (1984) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A Naked Eye trip in the style of Bradley Eros with music by Barry Friar and Samoa Featuring a Japanese tea ceremony with Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, and Gordon Stokes Kurtti.

Rental: $50.00
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Carl Michael George

Whippoorwill (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A grand scale oeuvre featuring Washington D. C. as the star. Ethel Merman makes a comeback as "Americana" - Uncle Sam in drag. A Brutal Scrap between yuppies over the wares of an Apple Annie ensues on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange. Through the use of tableau vivant, the paintings of Rockwell Kent, Edward Lannan, and Raphael Sayer come to life and combine with visions of Lower East Side tennements and urban squalor to illustrate the lies of broken promises behind "The Greatness Of A Nation"

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Carl Michael George

Boy is Gone (1988) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Master raconteur and poet Edgar Oliver collaborates with George to create a film of a young boy's unqualified devotion to his mother and her negligent response and abandonment. An odd tale weaving images of emptiness, confrontation and the subsequent void. A profound statement of loss.

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Carl Michael George

DHPG Mon Amour (1989) DVD_NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Body, personal_diary_journal

A Super-8 homestyle movie which explores the radical advances made by PWA's (People With AIDS), in developing their own health care. Focussing precisely on the ordinary minutiae of David Conover and Joe Walsh's daily life, DHPG Mon Amour shows the struggle for self-determination and control over one's own body, and resonates on an intimate and more broadly political level. DHPG Mon Amour was featured at the 1990 New Directors Series at the Museum Of Modern Art and has been exhibited at museums and theaters throughout the US and Europe. DHPG Mon Amour was recently incorporated into the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague (2012).

Rental: $80.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Carl Michael George

6 Feet-Dancers Whom I Know and Love (1991) 16mm, black and white, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Vignettes by three dancers, Peter Cramer, Brian Taylor and Jack Waters; choreographic fantasies of German New Wave urbanity , bureaucratic existentialism , primal illusions, Butoh musings, and a campy romp down Central Park South!

Rental: $50.00
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Carl Michael George

Star Spangled Basher (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Examines the relationship between the rise of homophobia and racism during times of frenzied patriotism. The image of Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at Superbowl XXV is juxtaposed with CNN news footage of millitary maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, and a five borough anti-violence march organized by the New York Lesbian and Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

Right to Love (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Features the lip sync artistry of drag queen Hedda Lettuce. Using split screen the film uses Lettuce lip synching to Nancy Wilson's 1979 classic song along side of images of gay and lesbian couples. A truly stellar performance on location at the west side pier.

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VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Theodore Gershuny

American Roulette (1966) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A wealthy American businessman speculates on the suicide of his mistress. He feels nothing at her death... and he tries, by recreating the scene, to respond to it. All he gets is a black soap opera. --T. G. "Incredibly brutal... Do we have to show everything?... What's so funny about death?" --Chicago Tribune

Rental: $20.00
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Barry Gerson

Collected Films of DVD () DVD NTSC, , min

Available on DVD (16mm only by special request to the filmmaker). The DVDs of Barry Gerson are sold in a limited edition of 75.

Jay L. Gerstein

Wedge-Shaped Womb, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

An epic riff of reversion, conversion, perversion, and Odyssean wanderings. --J. G.

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Mordi Gerstein

Room, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The film depicts the memories of a room. As the camera holds on this unchanging environment, the occupants, spanning several generations, appear and disappear in vignettes of their lives. The people come and go--'the room' remains the same. --M. G.

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Peter Gessner

Time of the Locust (1966) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

A film about the war in Vietnam, compiled from American newsfilm sources, Vietnamese cameramen and suppressed Japanese television footage. Music by Morton Feldman. voices of Lyndon Johnson, General Khy, army field commanders are juxtaposed to the reality of the war. --P. G.

Rental: $50.00
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Anna Geyer

Oolite (1995) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family

OOLITE is a story of birth and the creative process. Birth is a facet of life often overlooked or impersonally addressed solely through medical terminology in Western culture. OOLITE is the story of the birth of my sister told personally from multiple perspectives. It is told by my grandmother (Louise Kimball), my mother (Bethanne Kimball-Parker), my sister herself (Bettina Geyer), and through the visual images of my remembrances of that time. A primary concern of this piece lies in the function of memory; how we remember what we remember and why. What triggers memory? Why do different people remember the same event differently? What makes a remembered instant different from the perpetual procession of forgotten moments which constitute our lives? I employed a method of projecting film on various surfaces, reframing, reshooting and thus recontextualizing my work in order to convey variations in perspective and a distance from the original image (event). The often visual immediacy of dreams versus the third person retelling of that dream, in comparison to the remembered thought or details provided by a relative of your own childhood experiences, are other elements I address, for film is a medium of experiential immediacy sharing qualities of both dreams and memories. OOLITE creates an environment, a rhythm of movement through time, which is neither dream nor memory but exists filmically and blurs the boundaries of both.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Anna Geyer

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) (1999) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) is an abstract film of mostly found sound and cameraless images. Most of the source material was unwittingly supplied by a Chinese herbalist. To produce ARAPADAPTOR I applied my flashlight and laser, ala Man Ray, to the caterpillars, cicadas and seeds of the herbal packages, and this was only the beginning. Much of the original footage was further manipulated - painted, tinted and/or bleached. Finally, the images were rephotographed, slowed, through the use of an optical printer.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Anna Geyer

Dozer (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

As long as I can remember, I have had an affection for bulldozers -- their power and their grandeur. My fascination with them continues to grow as I observe their ceaseless efforts. With this film I explore the awe inspired by such a destructive force. DOZER features the bulldozer as an icon of American culture and examines the continuous reconstruction of our surroundings. An important point of focus is the impact of the automobile and its infrastructure on our society, environment, and general quality of life, as bulldozers exchange natural landscapes for freeways - landscapes of an industrialized society. This film explores how and why the advent of the automobile has reshaped our lives with an emphasis on several questions: what was there before? What has changed due to the car? My grandmother provides voiceover accounts of life during the emergence of the automobile. She perfectly illustrates pivotal moments of history in very human terms. The naively optimistic text of The Prayer of America's Road Builders adds a subtle irony. Industrial sounds (piledrivers, edgecode printers, trains, the freeway itself, etc.) are manipulated, looped, and layered to function as music. As an aural atmosphere of rhythm, the effects at times create fake sync sound and at others act contrapuntally, contributing to the visual images to form a unique filmic space. The visual aesthetic of DOZER is an exploration of structure and construction as well. I utilize many forms of image layering (multiple projection, optical printing and in-camera effects) which create an even greater distance between subject and viewer.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Joe Gibbons

Elegy (1990) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Pixelvision. "A hilarious way-out-there tour-de-force. The camera captures in extreme close-up a man walking through a cemetery on the first day of autumn, talking rapid fire to his dog Woody about life, death, and procreation. 'Do you understand beauty at all?' the increasingly angst-ridden man shouts at his happy-go-lucky pet." -- M. Blowen, Boston Globe Video rental price: 25.00 (individuals); 200.00 (institutions)

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Joe Gibbons

Barbie's Audition (1995) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Pixelvision. "BARBIE'S AUDITION is a hilarious bit of throwaway sleaze: Gibbons tries to get the meat-puppet substitute to spend some time on the casting couch." -- Amy Taubin, The Village Voice Video rental price: 25.00 (individuals); 200.00 (institutions)

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Peter Gidal

Heads (1969) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so. --P. G. "Nervous, serious faces become monstrous through the unnatural enclosure of the film frame. Through viewing this film we experience the horrific deformations which the film film frame creates." --Werner Kliess, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Feb. 1971

Rental: $68.00
16mm Rental: $68.00

Peter Gidal

Room Film 1973 (1973) 16mm, color, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

"One of the best works that come out of the London school." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "It is very good; I felt as if my father made it, as if it were made by a blind man. I liked the tentativeness... one had to work at it, that searching tentative quality, that quality of trying to see..." --Michael Snow

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Peter Gidal

Film Print (1974) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"The possibility of contemplation offered by photographs is recouped and even radically undercut in FILM PRINT by the continually moving picture... When meaning does seem to emerge (it) is immediately displaced by denial of the space... The suppression of meaning-production as a cinematic process is a structuring feature of the film... The repetitions, the radical refusal of semioticity (denial of the codes of dominant cinema but also the codicity of structural film itself) and the unfixed nature of the space articulated by the film, all serve to operate against the kind of closure associated with a defined and homogeneous film space." --Annette Kohn, "Perspectives on British Avant-Garde Film"

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Peter Gidal

Condition of Illusion (1975) 16mm, color, 32.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"What I want to stop is the error of making everything into narrative, a definition of narrative in such a way that it becomes unhelpful. Maybe you can have narrativization without narrative. CONDITION OF ILLUSION plays on the identifying or shifting from the terms of identifying of the relations between the spectator and the photographic image. There is a constantly slipping horizon of identification at the level of the photographic that's being moved through that film and ROOM FILM 1973. There is the problem of identifying the relation between the object and the reflection of the object, the problem of reading the photographic image. You've got this problem watching the film, during the viewing. In CONDITION OF ILLUSION you are in relation to the photographic image, but that relation is a constant slipping of the identifying relation which is the basis of the classic film... what is not achieved is the kind of stabilization of reproduction into the terms of a representation...." --interview by Stephen Heath, Cambridge Tapes (March, 1977) & Wide Angle, Vol. 2 No. 3 (May, 1978).

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Peter Gidal

Silent Partner (1977) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"... the film as process works with the spectator in process. The narrative of action is rejected, or displayed as a set of impossible fragments (hints of human activity in SILENT PARTNER).... the questioning of legibility... and throughout the film the possibility that the siting of objects at screen edge yields another set of illegibilities... Partly an intensification of the subject, its ironic disintegration and dissolution forcing its contradictions fragment both text and artist-subject (present everywhere and nowhere: Beckett, Warhol, Duchamp).... a refusal of the ordering of space, the first rule of fictional/documentary cinema... nil return in producing the divided subject... constructed in an act of capture... an interrogation of that capture..." --Al Rees, Silent Partner, BFI Catalog 1977/78

Rental: $70.00
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Peter Gidal

4th Wall (1978) 16mm, color, 38.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Gidal's camera movements, are at one level predicated on the sensual lure and the visual pleasure which he derives from the objects looked at (already an aware sublimation of a sexual object onto another even before the film is shot). The camera slowly moves over the beautifully paterned bedspread (or rug, which Gidal chooses because he already finds it visually pleasurable), and even where it encounters objects with no intrinsic implications of beauty, their separation (framing) from their visual and more important, utility, contexts transforms them into 'to be looked at objects.'" --Malcolm LeGrice, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Peter Gidal

Close Up (1983) 16mm, color, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

After three years this film attempts yet again to deal with the problematising of filmic representation in sound and image: the overt politically-polemical soundtrack from Nicaragua must not synchronise with nor must it find an entirely separable continuum of reality away from the image sequences. Without avoiding the interrogation of narrative/anti-narrative cinematic structures (the way the images and the sounds at times hold/do not hold, or the way they attempt to force a position contradictory to any (imaginary) represented homogeneity of constructed space, time, ego, language, film) an attempted materialist use of sound and image must at the same time be an anti-individualist work. Subjectivities of sound and image, sometimes producing contradiction (between the two, and within each) must be in constant process with/against the political polemic(s): the film can not allow for a final exclusion of either. What is intended is neither some pure formal dialectic. The viewer's attempts via her/his/the cultural context of meaningmaking(political/sexual/narrative) are worked against by this film's process (or should be). The work against the capitalist patriarchal position of narrative, in other words, is (still, and in specificity) the main interest. --P. G.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Leah Gilliam

Sapphire and The Slave Girl (1995) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A sort of scratch-mix riff tape somewhat based on the 1959 feature film Sapphire which is a fictional story about the murder of a black woman who had been passing for white. Referencing everything from Marlowe to Shaft, this tape situates itself in the persona of the hard-boiled detective story." -- Tammy Rae Carland, of Mr. Lady Records and Tapes Racial politics are positioned at the core of the intrigue, the theme around which the mystery spins. And the city, Chicago, provides the premises from which a theorem is proved. Action passes for fiction; architecture and streets pass for avenues of control. Things are not always what they seem, and yet?

Rental: $75.00
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Leah Gilliam

Apeshit (1999) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Interspecies battle becomes a metaphor for xenophobia, homophobia and white supremacy while signaling the inevitable outcome: Annihilation.

Rental: $50.00
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Michael Gitlin

Nightclub (1986) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

The comic knows he's dying "out there," but he hasn't figured out yet where "out there" is. He knows it's hot. Nightclub is an exercise for lightswitch and editing table.

Rental: $25.00
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Michael Gitlin

Duplicating the Copy from Memory (1988) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Duplicating the Copy from Memory is an eviscerated narrative. It has two characters and a story that advances by fits and starts. Along the way there are anecdotes and asides that convey information by hiding it, the way and envelope contains a letter.

Rental: $75.00
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Michael Gitlin

Plot (1991) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Accumulating in a dense mat of images, claustrophobic and repetitious, Plot is an essay film whose subject is the landscape of paranoia, an America sliding into the abyss of war.

Rental: $25.00
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Michael Gitlin

Berenice (1996) 16mm, color, 51 min

Genre: Experimental

Berenice is a meditation on a dream of lost plenitude, and its inversion into decay. The events depicted in the film concern the formation and dissolution of a utopian community in 1832, and the psychic and physical disintegration of two members of that community. In an allusion to the interiority of the main character, Berenice, whose flashbacks form the film's narrating consciousness, the oblique and inward-turning fictive structure gives itself over to delirious visual asides. The film is partially adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name. Additional primary sources used in constructing the film include texts by the 19th-century French utopian Charles Fourier and the collected letters from Brook Farm.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Michael Gitlin

Off And On (1998) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Off and On documents a double performance: the close-up activity of hands painting and the deadpan long-shot action of a figure entering a space, dressing and leaving the space. Like the painting which it unspools in reverse, Off and On addresses itself to issues of scale, figure and ground, surface and depth. Through its digital intervention in the two actions, it also investigates the emotional resonance of order, duration and repetition. Coming off or back, putting on or in, through a painted screen, an ambient dressing room: there, a scumbled surface of uncertain scale; a figure at inconstant speed; a typology of chairs; a game for the eye in a frame for the hand.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Gitlin

Nine Guided Tours (2000) color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Nine Guided Tours is an essay on some aspects of the language and technology deployed in turning natural space into commercialized space. Shot in nine different commercialized caverns, the tape is loosely divided into thematic sections organized around lighting strategies, the particular syntax of tour guides, the invented history of caverns, and an underground psycho-topography in which the cave walls and formations function as a kind of transmitting medium. Like anything else, a cave is an empty space waiting to be filled with ideology. Nine Guided Tours drifts underground and closely inspects some passages.

Rental: $75.00

Michael Gitlin

Shudder (top and bottom) (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

The source for Shudder (top and bottom) is a piece of found footage on which a 35mm film image was mistakenly printed on 16mm film stock. Each frame of the original 35mm image covers two 16mm frames, with the top half of the original image on one frame and the bottom half on the next frame. When projected, this misprint becomes a kind of shuddering optical toy, with a dense, collagist soundtrack that rubs against the complicated visual weave of the images. Shudder (top and bottom) scratches at the fiction of the original footage, leaving behind, in its phosphene-laden after-image, a throbbing world of lonely danger.

Rental: $25.00
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Robert Glatzer

Friendly Game (1967) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The film is about a friendly game of chess played between a white and a Negro that turns out not to be so friendly. --R. G. "Very good film, but too weird for us to distribute." Christopher Mankiewicz, United Artists

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Myrel Glick

Song (1971) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

4 1/2 minutes of light energy kissing the film emulsion. A joy to behold. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Myrel Glick

XXXXXXX (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

I have just recently completed this film (July 1973). --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Myrel Glick

Sentiment (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

SENTIMENT was made as an homage to my mother who died in 1964. It is composed of footage of myself and my mother recorded between 1950-52. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Joseph Glin

Endymion (1978) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

In this first film Glin demonstrates great sensitivity to image quality by using a wide variety of black and white film stocks and printing on color stock to employ a subtle tapestry of hues. His imagery evokes the legend of Endymion with startling and poetic collages of word and image." --Tom Chomont

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chris Goehe

Car, The (1983) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

The story of a lonely man and his obsession with a new car. He discovers the joys of being in the driver's seat, but also confronts the dangers in himself. THE CAR is a short, animated film created by some very talented high school art students from Edwardsville, Illinois. Led by Chris Goehe, the only crew member with a film background, the students created everything needed for cel-animated film. Backgrounds, scripts, storyboards, an animation table, and even punching their own cels was part of the hard work Chris Goehe, John Hathfield, and Jim Dean experienced in putting THE CAR on film. Supervised by Dennis Detroye, head of the art department, these students worked over a year and a half to make THE CAR into a finished product. --C. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter E. Goldman

NBC in Lebanon a Study of Media Misrepresentation (1982) 16mm, color, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

"NBC in Lebanon... raises significant questions about television journalism. It attempts to prove, and to a large extent does prove, that coverage by the NBC Nightly News of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 1982 was faulty... The documentary, judiciously using NBC's own film, suggests that NBC was indeed taking sides and pressing the viewpoint of the PLO. NBC IN LEBANON is disquieting for people who watch the evening news." --John Corry, New York Times, Feb. 18, 1984

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Peter E. Goldman

Night Crawlers (1964) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Times Square at night... alien, death-like... negative images... --P. E. G.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter E. Goldman

Recommended By Duncan Hines (1964) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Silent comedy about a formal dinner on the floor of the IRT subway. N. Y. C. --P. E. G.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter E. Goldman

Echoes of Silence (1965) 16mm, black and white, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

"It is not very often that a new film-maker with so much promise comes on the scene... he makes his people come to life simply and believably--more believably than most of the people in the Chabrol and Truffaut cinema... the film has a thematic and formal beauty that is remarkable..." --Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "This remarkable and sensitive film is one of the first American examples of a new existantialist humanism, devoid of certainty or illusion, infused with acceptance and compassion. A new talent is with us." --Amos Vogel, Director, The New York Film Festival

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Transformation of Persephone, The (1973) 16mm, color, 10.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A flashback by Queen Persephone, as she recalls her abduction, resistance, surrender, passion, orgasm and transformation -- a parallel to the sexual history of women. "Magical transformation, bold, appealing, greatly in the manner of Jean Cocteau ...." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Lil Picard, Art Is a Party (1975) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"Delightfully funny picture of Lil's 75th birthday party. All the 'art world' is there. As the evening (and the film) go on, it gets faster and drunker." -- Martha Edelheit, Womenartist News

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Nightclub, Memories of Havana in Queens (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Dance

Three Latin Dancers in a nightclub in Queens make up, and do a samba, a merengue and an afro-cuban dance. Filmed both tongue-in-cheek with humor and satire at the kitsch aspects, and also seriously as a tribute to the culture's ancient sensuality. "Another art form (dance) was displayed in Silvianna Goldsmith's witty NIGHTCLUB." -- Daryl Chin,

Rental: $20.00
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Silvianna Goldsmith

Orpheus Underground (1975) 16mm, color, 35.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Orpheus was shot in New York City using backgrounds such as Coney Island and the Lower East Side for the Underworld. Influences include Fellini's Satyricon and Cocteau's Blood of a Poet, Jack Smith and a residue of the political climate of the late '60s and early '70s. "Silvianna Goldsmith's beautiful and romantic ORPHEUS UNDERGROUND ... depicts rape from a woman's angle of vision ... renders female orgasm as a bursting forth of pomegranate seeds. ..." -- Maryse Holder, Changes and Off Our Backs "Silvianna's film ORPHEUS reconciles the surrealist visionary quest of a Bunuel with the cinematic optique of a Cocteau in her rendition of the artist's interior voyage to the unconscious .... Sylvianna ... constantly addresses the inner eye of the viewer by transforming that reality through the visionary process of the symbolic imagination. Silvianna's 'trip' is a Jungian rite of passage." -- Gloria Orenstein

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Lil Picard (1981) 16mm, color, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, History

Lil Picard, the colorful, outrageous art world personality, performance and collage artist, and critic, tells her story, from Belle Epoque Belle, to Berlin Twenties Cabaret dancer, Thirties journalist and refugee from Hitler's Germany, to her long involvement with the art world and its artists. Lil's story, which she tells with Rousseau-like honesty, reflects the history of the times. "Silvianna Goldsmith's LIL PICARD is extraordinary for two reasons. First, because the subject lets herself be recorded stating the most candid account of her exciting and long life. She states that she had a forest of penises to choose from. ... These and other truly candid revelations are an eye opener. Second, the picture is a first class work of historical journalism, showing the life and career of one of this country's most interesting woman artists and journalists in a true and open portrayal. Lil's life from childhood to senior citizenship was a tour through great events." -- Charles I. Levine Exhibition: Anthology Film Archives, 1981; accepted, Jewish Film Festival, Paris, 1986.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Oneiro: In the Shadow of Idadora (1987) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Literature & Theater

"Oneiro means dream in Greek. This video is a dream trip from classic to modern in imagery. In Jungian terms, the shadow is the other self. The dancer performs five dances in the style of Isadora Duncan that seem to be a ritual descent and emergence through a shadow self. The video utilizes computer-generated and other experimental effects. Lori Belilove, the dancer and choreographer, is one of the foremost exponents of the dances of Isadora Duncan today. "ONEIRO: IN THE SHADOW OF ISADORA is an homage to Isadora Duncan. The movements of dancer Lori Belilove are superimposed on images of ancient Greek temples, paintings, sculptures and the Aegean Isles, in an ethereal, airy, charming piece, set to music by Ravel." -- Lori Weinless

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Hearts, Chains And Flowers (1995) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Filmed from a choreographed eternal B and D triangle, old found erotic footage, optically printed and rear screen rephotograhped with a Matte Box, and hand painted. According to Stekel, in all of us is the will to power and the will to power and the will to submission; every pleasure is close to pain, and in all love there is some hate. To be able to stretch our boundaries and explore our shadow side, here with a bit of black humor, this is part of our new freedoms.--S. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Herb Golzmane

Two To Learn (1965) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced for Brooklyn College, in cooperation with the Office of Economic Opportunity. A teaching experiment involving learning experience on a one-to-one ratio.--H. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Herb Golzmane

Roads To Understanding (1966) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Produced for Brooklyn College, in cooperation with the Office of Economic Opportunity. Teachers take children on experimental field trips.--H. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Herb Golzmane

American Vacationland/Grub: The Story of Food (1970) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

AMERICAN VACATIONLAND: a satirical happy romp through the joys and pleasures of summer in America. GRUB: Bob and Ray and a coming attraction of a movie spectacular.--H. G.

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Mark Goodman

Flowers (1968) Regular 8mm, color, 4.5 min

I made FLOWERS during the summer of 1968. The film consists of shots of flowers growing outside of my house. It became very personal and remained unexhibited for many months. It has an innocent quality which only a first work can have.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Goodman

December Love Song, A (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A silent cinematic song. I encountered a great deal of difficulty in making this film. Many days were spent going out to shoot and coming back without a single frame exposed. Stared filming in December 1969 and completed film in April 1970.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Pearlyn Goodman

Richard's Bath () 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Calm, sensuous, straightforward. No girlish blushings, no devil-may-careness. A young woman's film-depiction of a young man taking a bath, doing away for all time--along with the sickness of Judeo-CHristian embarrassment--the old husband's tale about 'the passive sex's' visiual indiffernce to the male form."--Ken Jacobs

Rental: $20.00
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Bette Gordon

Still Life (1975) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A meditation on the American rustic. Various objects within the composition are re-presented in unnatural colors and unusual spatial arrangements, emphasizing the illusion of movement while exploring film grain and graphic nature. The image of foreground and background becomes reversed, and through that process we lose sight of three-dimensional space representation.

Rental: $25.00
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Bette Gordon

Noyes (1976) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A single action seen from alternative left and right perspectives, accentuating reversals, repetitions and persistence of vision. Rather than uniting opposites, rhythm is set up by the struggling eye, varying as the image is moved closer to and further from the screen's center. The sound, with its fragmentations and its implications of incompleteness, focuses attention on the impossibility of a resolution in the film's dichotomy. "Rather than crediting the camera with objectivity according to the usual convention in film, the viewer is confronted with the relativity of simultaneous multiple perspectives. The soundtrack underlines the arbitrary relationship between a sign and its signifier, as does Magritte's painting, Ceci n'est pas une pipe." -- The Art Examiner

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bette Gordon

Exchanges (1979) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

EXCHANGES investigates mechanisms by which meaning is produced in film, through the interaction of the process of construction of a text and the social context which determines and is represented by that text. The film deconstructs the relationship between image and work, visual codes and language, memory and experience. EXCHANGES also raises the question of female sexuality in attempting to represent women as sexual beings outside the positions assigned to them by male power and fantasy. The elliptical printing-editing style of EXCHANGES confronts the problem of the imaging of the body, by posing a kind of striptease of cinema. The exchange of clothes between two women is seen as a performance, without the illusion of personal interaction as a mediator. The film's construction attempts to reposition the erotic elements: the technology employed becomes more seductive than the actual image of stripping, displacing the striptease rather than serving it invisibly, thus establishing a tension between the image of the women and the sensuality of the filmic process.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Bette Gordon

Empty Suitcases (1980) 16mm, color, 48.75 min

Genre: Experimental

... is a narrative derived from film's own material and my concern for exploring issues of representation and identification in cinema. The film presents fragments of a woman's life--her work (as a photographer), her friendship and relationships--in short, her economic, sexual,and artistic struggles. By deconstructing the fragments of text, speech, music and picture, the film forces focus on the workings of narrative, as well as on the narrative itself. Central to EMPTY SUITCASES is women's inability to place and define themselfs in laguage and politics, the location of radical struggle. This displacement leads to a definition of woman as other, and reveals problems of unresolved sexual relations, difference, and violence,--B. G. Her most successful sequences--a militant 'new wave' fashion show in which models photograph themselves, an expressionless white woman lipsynching alog to Billie Holliday, a scene where the filmmaker relates a dream only to be drowned out by Talking Heads singing 'PSycho Killer'--all criticize conventional modes of representation, with particular attention to what current academic jargon calls 'the imaging of woman.'"--J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Bette Gordon

Greed: Pay To Play (1987) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Three women hav ea strange claustraphobic encounter in the ladies lounge of a luxurious manhattan hotel. Set in a timeless "twilight zone" where objects bear a menacing aura and seemingly harmless conversation carries a thretening subtext.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stuart Gordon

Dance of the Inner Voices (1964) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

For serious students of exploration in montage. Each image essential; each group of shots cut to precise rhythm. Understanding and feeling evoked without the use of conventional time or narrative devices. In bypassing the old two-dimensional word-circuits, one is brought to richer visual symbols, their emotional change still strong. "Word explanation: a boy and a woman, unreconciled to their grey lives, emerge from the darkness of themselves and begin to swing under the liberating influence of new places--a sea place, a summer place a jade palais. Through passion, kinesthetic and sensual, they glimpse the last inevitable place: the country of the Other."--Jack Schultz

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Gorg

Savages, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

THE SAVAGES is a documentary in the words of black people themselves, unblemished by the customary interpretitive wall of white opinion. The story of black American workingman's childhood and youth on a Texas farm illuminates the reasons for the far different and more violent reaction of contemporary black youth to urban poverty and to confinement in their ghetto jungles. Their reactions are shown, not merely talked about, and the spiritual paralysis their lives exhibit proves the city can twist men's minds and their efforts to do any more than barely survive.--A. G.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Larry Gottheim

Blues (1970) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A bowl of blueberries in milk, changing light radiant on the berries and on the glazed bowl, the ever more radiant orb of milk transforming into glowing light itself, with a brief shadow coda answering the complex play of shadows. The regular pulses of light framing the looser rhythmus of the spoon, itself a frame. A charging of each of the frame's edges with its own particular energy. Within and without, whites and blues, lines and curves. The pulses of vision, the simple natural processes, lift the spirit.--L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Larry Gottheim

Corn (1970) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A fixed camera companion to FOG LINE. Bright green leaves stripped from ears of corn, and later, the vibrant yellow ears placed steaming in the waiting bowl. Each of these actions inaugurates a period in which one contemplates an image whose steady transformation is barely perceptible--the delicate slow movement of light and shadow, the evolution of subtle steam into the film grain. A meditation on the fragile moments of corn's passage from living sun-nourished plant to food to light image. The mind attempts to grasp duration itself, to distinguish its own creating from its perceiving, but distictions blur in the wholeness of times's and consciousness' flow.--L. G.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Gottheim

Fog Line (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"It is a small but perfect film." -- Jonas Mekas "The metaphor in FOG LINE is so delicately positioned that I find myself receding in many directions to discover its source: The Raw and the Cooked? Analytic vs. Synthetic? Town & Country? Ridiculous and Sublime? One line is scarcely adequate to the bounty which hangs from fog & line conjoined." -- Tony Conrad "FOG LINE is a wonderful piece of conceptual art, a stroke along that careful line between wit and wisdom -- a melody in which literally every frame is different from every preceding frame (since the fog is always lifting) and the various elements of the composition -- trees, animals, vegetation, sky, and, quite importantly, the emulsion, the grain of the film itself -- continue to play off one another as do notes in a musical composition. The quality of the light - the tonality of the image itself -- adds immeasurably to the mystery and excitement as the work unfolds, the fog lifting, the film running through the gate, the composition static yet the frame itself fluid, dynamic, magnificently kinetic." -- Raymond Foery

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Larry Gottheim

Barn Rushes (1971) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

"BARN RUSHES is one of those seldom films which surprises one over and over. I remember the surprise I had when I used it first in a class; BARN RUSHES is so ecstatic and visionary that I thought a didactic setting might smother it. However, the film instead emerged not only unscathed, but (phoenix-like) improved! For aside from the compositional/retinal joy of the film, it is also a tour-de-force in sequential organization of thematic material, the closest possible approach to a textbook of atmosphere, camera vision, and lighting, as they relate personal concept to purely visual relationships. "... elegant yet rustic in its simplicity of execution; tugged gently toward different sides of the set by hints of color and motion interactions, positive and negative spaces, etc., and the unyielding delivery on one of the great apotheoses of poetic cinema at fade-out time." -- Tony Conrad Collection: Carnegie Institute; Moderna Mus'et, Stockholm

Rental: $144.00
16mm Rental: $144.00

Larry Gottheim

Doorway (1971) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Perfect works have a way of appearing unobtrusive or simple, the complexities seeming to be so correct that they flow - mesmerize one through their form - a form that bespeaks of harmony between many aesthetic concerns. ... Larry Gottheim's DOORWAY is such a film. His concern for working with edges, isolating details, the prominence of the frame as a shape and revealer of edges, love of photographic texture, are all dealt with lucidly in this film. ... One is drawn into these beautiful images through Gottheim's poetic feel for photographic qualities -- i. e., light, movement, texture -- his ability to transform a landscape through his rigorous use of the frame to isolate in order to call attention to a heretofore hidden beauty revealed through a highly selective eye." -- Barry Gerson, Film Culture

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Larry Gottheim

Harmonica (1971) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Shelley Berde. O! the one Life within us and abroad, Which meets all motion and becomes its soul, A light in sound, a sound-like power in light, Rhythm is all thought, and joyance everywhere -- Methinks, it should have been impossible Not to love all things in a world so fill'd; Where the breeze warbles, and the mute still air is Music slumbering on her instrument. And what if all animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely fram'd That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of Each, and Good of all? -- S. T. Coleridge, The Eolian Harp

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Larry Gottheim

Thought (1971) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

In 1971 it seemed a formal companion to DOORWAY, bringing out further possibilities of small movements within the format of a continuous shot. In 1980 something sang to my current conserns, hinted at by drawing this title into that gentle sensual pulling. Something about what is moving between me, us and that out there... what us per-forming.--L. G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Larry Gottheim

Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part 1) (1973) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Completed in 1973 (with assistance from CAPS), HORIZONS was released as an individual film and continues to stand as such. However, I have incorporated it as Part 1 "Overture" to the series Elective Affinities, which includes three further sound films: MOUCHES VOLANTES (1976), FOUR SHADOWS (1978) and TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (1981). "This was also my fifth viewing of Gottheim's HORIZONS. (It is said, in Analects, VII:31, that 'when Confucius was pleased with the singing of someone he was with, he would always ask to have the song repeated and would join in himself.') During the first viewing of HORIZONS, in London, I just looked at it, with my eyes all open and ablaze, and I found it very beautiful. Later I listened to Gottheim talk about the film. I found out about the complex web of image rhymes and correspondences in the film. During my second and third viewings I became very absorbed in seeing and figuring out the correspondences and rhymes. But I found the film equally, if not more, beautiful. The fourth viewing was again an open eye viewing, without any special emphasis. During the Cooper Union screening I suddenly discovered its incredible richness of color. I sat close to the screen and I saw these glorious colors and I was amazed that I could look at HORIZONS four times and not notice the magnificence of its color." -- Jonas Mekas, Movie Journal Collection: Centre Beaubourg, Paris

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Larry Gottheim

Mouches Volantes (Elective Affinities, Part II) (1976) 16mm, black and white, 69 min

Genre: Experimental

Three elements, at first quite independently, struck me deeply, were brought together: this title which suggested do much to me, this narration by Angelina Johnson of the story of the life of her husband, Blind Willie Johnson; and groups of visual material, light fragments from my own personal world of occupations.(...) As in all my films, the basic processes of cinema, the exposing of film stock to light, here the stringing together of linear patterns of sound and image, become metaphors, embodiments of acts of coming to feel, coming to know.(...) Words, images, sound, light, flows of energy leaping and cavorting in conciousness, taking form. A celebration of elusive relationships.--L. G. "The film unfolds and recedes before us as do the waves on the beach in Sections 5 and 6. The shots themselves become familiar images, as does the quizzically magical sound track. The tonality of the film stock moves from high contrast balck and white to subdued color and back again. All of this cyclical lyricism creates a fullness, an organic whole.(...)"--Raymond Foery, Idiolects

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Larry Gottheim

Four Shadows (Elective Affinities III) 2 Reels (1978) 16mm, color, 65 min

Genre: Experimental

Like constellations wheeling round, a double chain of four image segments and four sound segments wheel past each other in 16 combinations -- a family of Gibbon apes, a landscape measured, a shadowed diagram after Cezanne, a wintry urban scene, a text by Wordsworth, a climactic scene from Debussy's opera Pelleas et Melisande .... The stately ceremony can generate rich sensuous cinematic pleasure as well as a free-flowing stream of associations. Containment and flowing free -- these are some of the issues. The third film in the Elective Affinities cycle. Exhibition: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978; Berlin Film Festival.

Rental: $256.00
16mm Rental: $256.00

Larry Gottheim

Tree of Knowledge (Elective Affinities IV) (1981) 16mm, color, 57.75 min

Genre: Experimental

It started with filming the tree. Something was released in that manner of filming seemingly farthest removed from the procedure of the early films. I first thought a simple ordering of this rich material might be enough, something related to BARN RUSHES. But the essential feelings and meanings of that filmiming held themselves back. So I pursued sounds of comparable texture and richness, from which material the 'deaf bar" (thanks to Roger Jacoby and Pittsburgh Filmmakers) and stockyard (thanks to Alan Berliner and U. of Oklahoma) sounds attached themselves to the work. But the film only came into its form-life with the idea of linking this deep-rooted and far-outreaching tree material with that film on paranoia that had fascinated me for many years. (...)--L. G.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Larry Gottheim

Natural Selection (1984) 16mm, color, 35.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Radiating from the Darwinian text-fragments outward through the material is much pictorial and spoken signifying text having to do with issues such as communication, translation, dynamics of perception, art, science, isolation and social interaction etc. In a certain sense a meaning does arise from all of this. At the same time the endless groupings and regroupings of material suggest yet another realm of meaning. Finally it is the experience of our own selection of a pattern among the myriad richness of combining materials, superimposed on my own composed pattern, that opens up the real film--L. G. A sensual, pleasurable enigma, this."--L. A. Times

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Larry Gottheim

"Sorry / Hear Us" (1986) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

(note, quotation marks are part of the title) A violated text, a hint of which leaks out throught the cut-up, generates a film with its own overt surprises and suppressed associations. An old kind of poem bears, under pressure of a backwards undertow, a brash new cinema poem. Sharp and even funny, it grows out of a new mode of working, developing my desire to work collaboratively in a way that stimulates and benefits from the creative associations and acts of others. Doug Foote, David Gresalfi, Erick Pinedo-- it's fully their film, too. Kathy Benedek started it off. Karen Krawczyk, Jack Holland, Chris Sivolella made creative contributions. Also Henry Lou, Marty Sheehan, Tom Murray, Fernando Pimenta.--LG

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Larry Gottheim

Mnemosyne Mother of Muses (1987) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A mirrored form in counter-movement, dense with emotion-charged memory -- a rapidly sparking dynamism of image and afterimage, swirling resonant words/music, juxtaposing loss, my father's stroke, Toscanini, Siodmak's The Killers, the Red Robin Diner. ... I seem to be quickening.

Rental: $72.00
16mm Rental: $72.00

Larry Gottheim

Red Thread, The (1987) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Mostly shot in San Francisco and Northern California, material filmed (using the camera almost as a p[r/a]inter, a means of shaping the visual world as film, but without reflection) in response to what that world was opening in me. "Material!" -- analogies between weaving and spinning thread and images already a pattern within film history (e. g., in Deren) is here carried into further ramifications of unraveling and patterning in fabric- and cinema-making, as well as in personal and mythic dimensions. The open unfolding structure, which pulls away from the balanced design of much of my work, gives equal weight to the sound composition. Involves "opening" with its perils and ambiguities.

Rental: $68.00
16mm Rental: $68.00

Larry Gottheim

Machette Gillette... Mama (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rapid, disjunctive images and sounds from aspects of life in the Dominican Republic -- a film dealing with representation itself, within ritual, within cinema, within history, within narrating. The title is a Dominican song, based on a Haitian song, meaning a razor-sharp machete; it is, of course, a complex metaphor within the cultures from which it comes, but also within the film, extending my longstanding interest in edges, borders, horizons, into material of documentary interest. Partially supported by a grant from NYSCA. Exhibition: Havana Film Festival; Cine San Juan Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival.

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Larry Gottheim

Your Television Traveler (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

The history of space, the place of mystery, the mystery of trace, the space of history.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dwinell Grant

Dream Fantasies A Study In Exotic Visual Counterpoint () VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Dwinell Grant

Eight Films (1960) 16mm, color & b/w, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

COMPOSITION #1, THEMIS (1940) 4 min. Color. Silent (16FPS.): A painter's first attempt to introduce the element of time-motion into abstract visual art. Improvised rather than composed, using circles, squares, and cylinders of glass, paper, and wood, lighted from all angles by moving light sources.--D. G. COMPOSITION #2, CONTRATHEMIS (1941) 4 1/2 min. Color. Silent (16FPS.): An attempt to develop visual abstract themes and to counterpoint them in a planned, formal compostion.--D. G. "Austere and chaste combinations, with subtle manipulation of structure, density and rhythm."--W. Moritz. ABSTRACT EXPERIMENTS (1941-42) 8 min. Color. Silent (16FPS.):Different animation media tested for possible use in future films.--D. G. COMPOSITION #3, SPELEAN DANCE (1942) 2 1/4 min. Black & White. Silent (16FPS.): Animation of clay, wooden spheres, and wire, is augmented by animated light forms produced by projektion through movable prism-lens combinations.--D. G. COLOR SEQUENCE (1943) 3 mins. Color. Silent (16FPS.): "Pure solid-color frames which fade, mutate and flicker. A research into color rhythms and perceptual phenomena."--W. Moritz. THREE THEMES IN VARIATION (1945) 5 1/2 min. Black & White. Silent (16 FPS) COMPOSITION #5, FUGUE (1949) 8 min. Color. Silent (16FPS.): Abstract themes are developed and counterpointed. Animated forms are light projections superimposed on a static abstract background.--D. G. PEPSi-COLA-COMMERCIAL (1960) 1 min. Color. Sound (24FPS.).

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Herbert Jean De Grasse

Killman () 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

The last hours of a homicidal maniac. Incapable of talking to a man without killing him, or of making love to a woman, he oogles at a rape at the end of the film. He is the absurd conclusion of the alienation induced by a noncommunicative society. Here are some comments by random alienated individuals about the film: "I dont't know how you're going to get this film past the censors, Herb.""This is the best film you've done yet, Herb.""Yecch."--H. d. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Victor Grauer

Book of the Year Three Thousand (1974) 16mm, color, 48.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

This film is my response to the epic tradition, from Homer to the Mahabharata--V. G. "This film reflects everything (Grauer) has been involved with in his previous films and he uses this knowledge in a highly personal and non-mechanical way. No matter how well previous type of 'flicker' film is done, they essentially remain machine-like and impersonal. In BOOK, Grauer extends his vision to encompass much more.... The totality of the experience is a kind of wrap-around poem... None of the parts exist by themselves, everything is interwoven to produce a strong and hypnotic unity."-- Bob Cowan, in Take One

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Victor Grauer

Portrait 2 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Science & Medicine

A very brief but intense exploration of a time fragment. An example of what I call 'analytic film'. One of the first of my 'neo modernist' works.--V. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Victor Grauer

Composition 1 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Inspired by Mondrian, Brakhage and Kubelka. Strips of clear vs. opaque leader and white noise vs. silence. A strictly canonic, serial structure. One of my first ventures into neomodernism.--V. G.

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Victor Grauer

Portrait 5 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Science & Medicine

Another essay in analytic film, this time inspired by variation form.--V. G.

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Gary Graver

Seeking () 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A young girl (with the body of a woman and the mind of a child) goes for a walk with her favorite companion, a toy pelican. A derelict, sleeping in the gutter, awakens and gives chase. He follows the girl to a dead-end street only to have her escape in an elevator. He picks up her trail again and startles her by offering a lollipop. Panic-stricken, the girl fleews with derelict in breathless pursuit; it ends in a violent struggle. What follows makes up the surprise finish and the true objektivity of the derelict's seeking.--G. G.

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Gary Graver

Three Films (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

I LIKE LIFE: a protest march during the Cuban crises. INDEED, INDEED (Color): a few "pop" and "death" symbol seen through the eyes of a young French schoolboy. MILDRED: a short film poem.--G. G.

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Nancy Graves

VHS compilation () VHS NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Contains the following three films: 200 Stills; Goulimine; Izy Boukir (1970) vhs, color, sound, 36 min, rental: 150.00 All films originally on 16mm color film

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Nancy Graves

Isy Boukir (1971) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature

Film rental: 50.00, video rental: 50.00, video sale: 400.00 ISY BOUKIR contains footage filmed in the Sahara during eighteen days. I wanted to extend sequences in GOULIMINE, 1970 and to a greater degree permit the animal motions to determine structure. An arriflex was often positioned five to ten feet from the animals. In New York, partite animal forms were seperated into two segments: as walking and as graduated motion. Through the edited sequential duration, camel morphology vies with the viewer's inherent anthropomorphism... This film is the most successful in that the impression of these animals as primordial beings existing in barren yet awesomely beautiful surroundings far outweighs a consciousness of complicated editing and sound relationships.--N. G. "ISY BOUKIR is not exactly a study of camels--though unavoidably it is full of the material for such a study--but rather a study of the way in a flock of camels, individual camels, and parts of a camels, occupy the space available to the camera frame. This may sound preteniously abstract, but Ms. Graves's film is precise and wonderfully particular, and as appreciativee of its camels as of the controlled rhythms of their surges across the screen, the slight shifting of their legs, the curves of their extended necks. It is altogethter beautiful, rich, assured, tactful and intensive filmmaking."--Roger Greenspun, New York Times

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Nancy Graves

Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo (1973) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

We have tried to achieve a multi-layered mobile space -- if you will -- by means of the disparate motion of overlapping forms in flight. The frigate bird and flamingo were selected for their distinct light profile and unique movement. The film frame is a translation of my drawings. Sequential structuring of related forms in flight establishes the flow of content. The frame is contained in and moves through a limited sky determined in each segment by the peculiarities of the flight. Flight motion empirically introduces a perimental illusion of space as well as an illusion of distance between the film surface and viewer.

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Nancy Graves

Gouimime (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

Gouimime, 1970 was filmed in the Sahara. Edited in New York at a ratio of ten to one, the movements of groups of animals in a camel market are related to establish a structural rhythm of body motions. I read Eisenstein. I ignored narrative and documentary possibilities. The sound was both wild and sync on four tracks. It augmented the visual opulence of the final footage. N.G.

16mm Rental: $50.00
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Nancy Graves

Reflections on the Moon (1974) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 28.5 min

Explores as black and white abstraction the passage of motion picture film over a static surface comprised of two hundred odd stills of the lunar surface. Film sequences are structured by camera motion over the field, by reversing the filmed image, by inversion of the static image, by the use of the zoom, the pull back, pan: from top to bottom and reverse, left to right and reverse. Seismic sound was created on an oscillator.--N. G.

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Amy Greenfield

4 Solos For 4 Women (1980) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

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Amy Greenfield

Fragments: Mat/Glass (1976) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

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Amy Greenfield

Dirt (1971) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

... has been used in women's studies classes on rape. Its energy is the energy of protest and of rock music. A woman is dragged and dragged through dirt with increasing violence. As the violence increases, so does the beat and intensity of the harsh, eletronic sound. The audience can identify deeply with the woman's movements and so experience the depth of this violence.--A. G. "She abandons her body entirely."--Boston Sunday Herald. DIRT and TRANSPORT are counterparts and are ideally screened together.--A. G.

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Amy Greenfield

Transport (1971) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Sandy D'Annunzio; Performers: Lee Vogt, Amy Greenfield; Sound: Optical Synthesizer. TRANSPORT came out of many influences in the early 1970s: the dead of Vietnam; the poem by my poetry teacher Anne Sexton, "For God While Sleeping"; the post-modern dance experiments with trust, to give yourself totally while being lifted by another; and the airborne astronauts of moon exploration. In the film, a man, then a woman, are lifted from the ground and are carried through space. Most of the film is seen upside-down against the white sky. The man and woman never meet. Their relationship is made entirely through the film editing. They move between ground and sky, between death (dead weight), through gravity (conflict weight) toward space (floating space). Finally, they break out into space and are borne along as if flying through the white air. Awards: Second Prize, Yale Film Festival; Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum, Austria. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Film Forum, NY.

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Amy Greenfield

Dervish 2 (1972) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Directed, choreographed, and performed by Amy Greenfield. Camera: Wilson Barber; Switching: Tony Grante; Colorization: Pee Bode. One of the first creative videodance tapes made. The Museum of Modern Art says "[Greenfield] developed a new genre of videodance, choreographing movement for the area framed by the video camera and the television screen." "For twenty minutes we watch Greenfield, wrapped in a white sheet, simply spin. The ceaseless repetition makes us lose our sense of time and gives the dynamic movement an object-like permanence. And yet, the actual physicality of her body also seems to dissolve. Subtle superimpositions of alternate camera views create delicate image transparencies while the whippings of the sheet across the monitor screen emit luminous stroboscopic flickerings. Rhythmic ambient sounds of shuffling and breathing reinforce the hypnotic effects of optical repetition." -- Richerd Lorber, Arts in Society "A range of dance extraordinary in its closeness and fragility." -- ArtsCanada Awards: First Int'l Women's Video Festival, Toronto, Canada; Video Roma, Italy. Part of the collection of Lincoln Center Dance Collection and Anthology Film Archives Video Collection.

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Amy Greenfield

Dialogue for Cameraman and Dancer (1974) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Director, Editor, Choreographer, and "Dancer": Amy Greenfield; Camera and "Cameraman": Willson Barber. A pioneering videodance tape, for its camera movement and its editing which in the latter part presages music videos. This tape also summons up the ideals of freedom and openness of the nude body and naked personality, the good and bad trips, the music (Joplin and The Who) of the '60s. "This tape involves a dual process, as cameraman and dancer rediscover the roots of human motion in their own lives. ... The camera circles, follows, inverts, sometimes echoes, sometimes seems to hurl Greenfield across the landscape ... fully entering into the kinetic energy which surrounds her nude body. ... Greenfield and the cameraman, Willson Barber, speak to each other on the soundtrack, discussing their experiences and feelings about movement, especially falling - one extended sequence of which reminds this writer of the diving sequence in Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia .... The soundtrack ... of popular music is opposed by the sound of Greenfield's breathing, buzz of planes, screams, and other noises usually deleted from more conventional dance tape." -- Robert A. Haller, Film Library Quarterly

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Amy Greenfield

Element (1973) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Hilary Harris; Performer: Amy Greenfield. ELEMENT, like TIDES, raises issues of the active image of a woman's body on film. The two films are counterparts and are ideally screened together. The woman's body is covered, like a moving sculpture, entirely with black, wet, clay-like mud in an environment of this element. She falls into and rises out of this glistening substance, over and over, until she is seen against the sky and falls one last time, ending with her black body sliding along the mud glittering in the jewel-like sun. The whole film is a human cycle which is both birthlike and deathlike and summons up through visceral imagery a very primal area of female sensuality. "In the well-known ELEMENT, Greenfield rolls and seethes and plunges in a field of mud, her hair, her face, her naked body [are] not just slathered with mud but become a part of it ...." -- Deborah Jowitt, dance critic, The Village Voice Exhibition: Toulon Int'l Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art; Third Int'l Avant-Garde Film Festival, London; Film Forum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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Amy Greenfield

Videotape For A Woman And A Man (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Directed, choreographed, and edited by Amy Greenfield. Cameras: Hilary Harris, Patricia Saunders; Performers: Ben Dolphin, Amy Greenfield; Music: Gordon Mumma, J. S. Bach. "Among film and video artists, Amy Greenfield holds a special place in today's avant-garde. Greenfield, an active exponent of experimental cinema dance, was honored by a full Cineprobe evening at New York's Museum of Modern Art. "VIDEOTAPE FOR A WOMAN AND A MAN, shown at MoMA, is an absorbing and disturbing inquiry into male-female relationships. Photographed in black and white and color, and performed in the nude by Greenfield and dancer Ben Dolphin, it relentlessly examines the possible physical and emotional encounters between a man and a woman. The vulnerability of nakedness makes these encounters not only a study in exposure but a turbulent drama in which two human beings confront each other and begin a ritual of mutual and self discovery. "While the erotic implications are a constant, the work skillfully skirts the pornographic through the single-mindedness with which the protagonists objectify (by word and action) their encounters. "It is the immediacy of the unforeseen that lends the film its emotional thrust as the unadorned, unimpeded, and unrestricted male and female bodies enter into a sensual struggle for self-recognition." -- John Gruen, Dancemagazine

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Amy Greenfield

Tides (1982) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Hilary Harris; Performer: Amy Greenfield. The literary sources for TIDES came from Isadora Duncan's "The Dance of the Future," Maya Deren's script for the unfilmed passages of Ritual In Transfigured Time, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. "TIDES is a cinema-dance dealing with the theme and image of woman and ocean. The entire film was shot with a high speed camera, creating action from two to twenty times slower than normal speed. Because of this extreme slow motion, the surge and flow of the woman's nude body and the waves becomes intensely felt, continually moving cinematic imagery. "TIDES alludes to the very romantic confrontation of the human being and the elements as participants in a centuries-old drama. The film is introduced by a quote from Isadora Duncan's 'The Dance of the Future,' and proceeds to visualize the woman -- the filmmaker herself -- first rolling into the heart of the wave, then moving with, against, under, into the waves, until, at the end of the film, her whole body shouts with joy." -- 16th Edinburgh International Film Festival Exhibition: London Film Festival, 1982; Edinburgh Film Festival, 1982; Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1983; NY Shakespeare Public Theatre, 1983.

Rental: $32.00
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Amy Greenfield

Antigone/Rites of Passion (1990) 16mm, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

A feature film starring Bertram Ross, Janet Eilber and Amy Greenfield. Music: Glenn Branca, Diamanda Galas, Paul Lemos, Elliott Sharp and David Van Tieghem. An "emotionally charged feminist take" (The Village Voice) on the daughter of Oedipus. Amy Greenfield takes avant-garde and feminist filmmaking into a new sphere of storytelling. "Dazzling, demanding, bold, triumphantly ambitious and successful .... Greenfield wisely decided to shoot her film as a silent, allowing her performers complete freedom of movement. ... Greenfield and her cinematographers Hilary Harris (for the natural locations) and Judy Irola (for the architectural settings) keep the camera in perfect, expressive harmony with the performers. ... Add to this spare, off-screen narration spoken by the various characters as they reveal their innermost thoughts. ... Further add the film's astonishing score, a great, richly varied hum and roar and shimmer. ... Through the flawless fusion of all these elements we're able to experience an 'Antigone' as if we had never seen it performed before, an 'Antigone' at once sensual and erotic, timeless and timely, for this film is charged with the tension of viewing Oedipus from his daughters' point of view. ... Inspired." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times Exhibition: Berlin Int'l Film Festival, 1990; Houston Int'l Film Festival, 1990. Selected as eligible for Academy Award nomination, 1991.

Rental: $225.00
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Vincent Grenier

Shut Up Barbie (1974) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

SHUT UP BARBIE has rarely been shown and is a "rediscovered" film, so to speak. The film is the filmmaker's (Vincent Grenier) reaction to the obsession a seven year old girl has with her Barbie Dolls. The film builds on the Barbie Dolls' referential content and limits. While innocuous at first, the humor eventually becomes rather unsettling and tragic. Ann Knutson plays the role of the mother Barbie Doll.

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Vincent Grenier

While Revolved (1976) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 18 fps. This film is concerned with the projected, not just light or the emulsion or the illusion or the projector or the camera, but all of them. The surface of the film, the grain, is remembered when a similar but illusionistic surface appears (just as magnified), crossing the frame. Other times the grain is left to itself. There are the idiosyncratic focusing qualities of shadows acting as diaphragms inside the image. The elusive background confounds itself with the foreground. The notions of appearances and disappearances transform themselves in notions of time. Made with a grant from the Canada Council.

Rental: $25.00
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Vincent Grenier

World In Focus (1976) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps In WORLD IN FOCUS, the screen becomes the two-dimensional support of an amazingly versatile three-dimensional object (the Atlas) which contains in turn two-dimensional pictures of other three-dimensional objects. The physicality of the book offers an area no less real than its language (i. e. text, pictures, etc.) which is itself presenting a dislocated image "of the world." To look at the objectness of the book is in fact to look at the real thing, something which is contained in what it portends to describe. The film inventories and builds both on a number of camera/book affinities and the ramifications of the resulting deconstruction of the book's "language." Made with a grant from the Canada Council.

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Vincent Grenier

X (1976) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Made with a grant from the Canada Council: filmed with the help of Ann Knutson. In X, a black line can be perceived as delineation or as a shape in itself. It can also be a slit through which one can feel the background; or it sometimes becomes undifferentiated from one of the areas it delineates when, because of light changes, the areas become black as well. A shape which may seem to cross the frame horizontally can just as well suddenly appear to do so vertically or even go backward and forward in the film space. The rectangle of the screen itself metamorphoses into a trapezoid, temporarily stretching the black mass surrounding it.

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Vincent Grenier

Interieur Interiors: To A. K. (1978) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With special assistance of Ann Knutson. "Grenier's great skill is that by means of shifts of focus, by subtly altering light level and shadow, by moving the camera axis, by playing upon grain, contrast and surface texture, he can provoke constant mystery as to what exactly we've just seen, are seeing, will see next." -- Simon Field, Time Out, May 1980 "One striking aspect of INTERIEUR INTERIORS (TO A. K.) is that each specification of a spatial reading has a short perceptual life. If it is not renewed and reinforced the viewer soon loses it and is confronted again by an indeterminate space, which can be changed almost at will. Grenier relies on two kinds of factors to achieve these temporary specifications: motion, which is itself unambiguous if in a direction parallel to the screen and which automatically defines a recession; and the insertion of a recognizable element. When the two factors appear together, even for a moment, the cinematic space is transformed into one of representation." -- Graham Weinbren and Christine N. Brinckman, Millennium Film Journal "... And although we may repeatedly be laced back through the spatial ambiguities and the similarities of light reflection (a kind of sensuous and tendentious voyage), what Grenier leaves us with is finally not the realization that lines and shapes become objects, nor that objects deliquesce into abstraction, but that both object and abstraction can be accessible at the same moment. That is what is so demanding and so unrelenting." -- Martha Haslanger, Downtown Revue, Winter 1980

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Vincent Grenier

Closer Outside (1981) 16mm, color, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps The precisions and idiosyncrasies of movement associated with domestic activities are closely stared at; or as it sometimes happens, watched carefully through the peripheral vision. This while rhyming, is done in alternance, thus creating sudden rushes in the mind while spaces collapse. Also, light burns wedges in this film, recalling... Made with a grant from the Canada Council and the Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS). With special assistance of Ann Knutson.

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Vincent Grenier

D'apres Meg (1982) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"Grenier's D'APRES MEG, departs from the routine of structuralist cinema. Through the repetition and fragmentation of physical gestures, wild sound, and snatches of conversation, Grenier elicits narrative possibilities from otherwise disparate elements. Repetition is after all, a form of insistence. In D'APRES MEG, small hand gestures are microscopically observed in their everyday context, a garden conversation, a construction site, a gallery setting. By taking our common peripheral vision of events seriously, Grenier produces an evocative enigma. From these images and bits of conversations, which are equally mundane, a new kind of disinterested seeing can be engaged. One that does not reflect meaning as invite it through repetition." -- Raphael Bendahan, Vanguard, Summer 1985. Curated exhibition: Special program: "Cities Territories" Oberhausen Short Film Festival 1999.

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Vincent Grenier

Tremors (1984) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Tall buildings and cars are shot through the Kinemacolor process, variable color filters and a water lens. Sturdiness jousts with fragility, past with present, alienation with tenderness, abrasiveness with sensuality, red with green. The camera is moving in the slick of space. Shapes vibrate selectively out of the image; others at different points in space and in turn, vibrate or flash as vibrations also vary in rhythms and intensity. The Kinemacolor process was use in 1915 to obtain fairly illusionistic colors from black and white films by filming and projecting them through synchronized, alternating red and green filters. This film, while already in color, takes advantage of many of the particularities of the system. Funded by the Canada Council.

Rental: $30.00
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Vincent Grenier

Time's Wake (1987) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Made from material I collected through the years when I went back to visit my parents at l'Ile d'Orleans, Quebec. It includes both home movie and other types of footage which peculiarly inform on each other. In this film the camera I, in extension with home movie reality, is a living, participating entity. The film represents an endearing but removed artifact, a strange contradiction between loneliness and frozenness. -- V. G., notes from Collective for Living Cinema, Nov. 1984

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Vincent Grenier

I. D. (1988) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Human subjects and their verbal discourse, dealing with fleeting and shifting identity.

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Vincent Grenier

You (1990) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

I had been looking for someone's unnerving encounter, that conversation that one just couldn't get out of their head, the kind of event that leaves one still debating out loud while walking in the streets or doing one's tidies in the bathroom. After interviewing a few people, I found Lisa Black who obliged with one of her own and became the film's main character. A situation with many angles; the telling, the filming, the final projection event... YOU is an imaginary fictionalized you in a whimsical space. It is the still live residue of the broken relationship Lisa is here confronting. A parallel actor, the film is in the business of reinterpreting. As a result the film is closer to a psychic space, an ironic place where distance is also intimate and a measure of insight. Lisa Black is a member of theater 00bleck in Chicago. Award: Director's Choice, 1990 Black Maria Film and Video Festival -- Screening: Society for Cinema Studies Conference, 1991, UCLA 11th Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1992 -- Orlando Film Festival -- Independent Focus, WNET -- London Film Festival 1992, "Art and Experiment" -- 15th Denver International Film Festival,1992 -- 6th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival -- Munich Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Enoy Arena, Fall 1992. Purchased by: The collections of the Canadian Art Bank and Sinking Creek Film Ce 15th International Festival of Films on Art, Montréal, March 1997.

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Vincent Grenier

Talking Portraits (1994) VHS NTSC, color, 57 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains the following three films: YOU (1990); OUT IN THE GARDEN (1991); and FEET (1994). See descriptions for individual titles. Video rental price: 50.00 (individuals); 100.00 (institutions)

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Vincent Grenier

You / Out In The Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains the following two films: YOU (1990); and OUT IN THE GARDEN (1991). See descriptions for individual titles. Video rental price: 50.00 (individuals); 100.00 (institutions)

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Vincent Grenier

Out In The Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A film about the dynamic of assumptions as seen through the struggle of a gay man who has recently been told that he is HIV positive and who, in his own way, tries to come to terms with the news. The film eschews the usual talking head and focuses on the peculiar occasion for examining anew as brought on by disconnectedness. In the process, questions of identity, one's sense of reality, the day to day and social tyrannies end up implicating the viewer intimately as well. Awards: Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992, -- Best Experimental Documentary, 1992, -- 16th Atlanta Film/ & Video Festival. Cash awards: 1992 Black Maria Film & Video Festival -- 23rd Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Screenings: Screenings: 11th Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1992 - Orlando Film Festival -- Independent Focus, WNET -- London Film Festival 1992, "Art and Experiment" - 15th Denver International Film Festival, 1992 -- 6th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival -- Munich Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Enoy Arena, Fall 1992. Purchased by: The collections of the Canadian Art Bank and Sinking Creek Film Celebration.

Rental: $50.00
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Vincent Grenier

Feet (1994) DVD NTSC, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children / youth, family, personal / diary / journal

A video portrait of my friend, Susan Weisser and of her rapport with 13 year old son Billy and seventeen year old daughter Amanda. The video, divided in two sections used as a premise the reconstruction of her daily rituals with first the son and then the daughter. Enactments, accounts, confidences and spirited arguments freely crisscross each other within the dynamic that my presence and that of the camera create. Great opportunities ensued for live tensions in the framing of sounds and visuals; a sort of enchanted construction from the fanciful revelations of the everyday. Award: Second prize, 1996 Black Maria Film & Video Festival Screening: Symposium on Independent Film & Video at the University of Colorado, Boulder, June 1996. WNET REEL NEW YORK, Summer 1998. Purchased by: Collection of New York University

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Vincent Grenier

Surface Tension #2 (1995) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was partly shot in Kinemacolor. A process which was used in 1915 to obtain fairly illusionistic colors from black & white films by filming and projecting them through synchronized, red and green filters.

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Vincent Grenier

Miracle Grow (1998) 16mm, , 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

With Etienne Z. Grenier & Mary Zebell. MIRACLE GROW is a personal piece with elements of a home movie. Originally shot in Mini DV, edited and transferred to film without leaving the digital realm, the film is an inventory of a growing baby as he struggles to gain mastery of his limbs. As the father the filmmaker attempts to insert himself within this well worn and taboo subject and redefine it. As in his other works, the images are composed and structured to lead us within other realms of thoughts.

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Vincent Grenier

Brendan's Cracker (1999) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Betty Ostrov, Susan Weisser and Brendan Murphy. Shot in mini DV and Hi 8 and edited on a digital desktop workstation. A collage of distant worlds, lost and not yet learned, memories and functions as playful instincts. An Alzheimer afflicted woman's distant reactions in intercut with the mischievous antic of a four year old looking into, scratching and feeding the screen.

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Vincent Grenier

Capture (2000) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A mystery play of transitory exile and a beguiling reunion. An introspective and personal piece that speaks of apparently vague but relevant items such as: being away from home, time/space travel, in-between stages/state, bridges, merging, mirrors, skeletons, presence/lack thereof, humor of the ordinary, being plugged-in, contained, defined, homing. CAPTUR? attempts to look at the evidence, to unravel a puzzling mystery.

Rental: $25.00
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Vincent Grenier

Color Study / Winter Collection (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 10.5 min

Contains the following two films: Color Study, Slaterville NY (2000); and Winter Collection (2000). See descriptions for individual titles below. Color Study, Slaterville NY, (2000), VHS, color, sound, 4-1/2 min. Digital image manipulated and edited using Digital Origin Edit DV software. Stereo sound. Original format Mini DV. A humorous, digitally induced meditation on colors, motion and space from a few frames of road side fall panorama in upstate NY. "It is interesting to think about COLOR STUDY in relation to the purely cinematic-photochemical nature of a work like Kurt Kren's ASYL with its multiplicity of delicate composite imagery and overlapping seasons that create a feeling of all time being simultaneous. In ASYL, solar light cohabitates with the film--the emulsion receives singes and burns that inscribe the image and are reconstituted in projection as muted radiance. In COLOR STUDY, a cat's eye like chatoyancy of splattered color, the precise mimicry of natural color combined with unnatural color fields, creates and breaks illusion, Color manufactures a kind of implied time lapse where it does not technically exist. A spatial jigsaw, combining the autumnal and the verdant. The invented light and color of the digital process creating an acid wash." -- Mark McElhatten

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Sharon Greytak

Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source" follows a little girl as she jumps rope, colors a rectangle red, has her eyes covered, sits with her hands in her lap and pushes her hair back sultrily. Greytak's films utilize pictures and words in a haltingly additive fashionn. In the name of "focusing to perception an occurrence or incident that would narmally go unseen," she displays the incremental accumulations that make up meaning... they illustrate on both a literal and literary level certain theorectical texts concerning "the look,""the code,""filmic activity and the narrator/spectator relationship."--Barbara Kruger, Artforum Magazine;Jan 1984.

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Sharon Greytak

Five Experimental Short Films/Greytak (1984) VHS NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

(Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Hearing Voices (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"Greytak breaks down the categories that imprison people, suggesting the possibilities of what women and gay men have to offer each other-but also, realistically, acknowledging the limits of those possibilities. She suggests too that that which "scars" Erica, making her different, can become a source of strength and individuality." --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times (Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Love Lesson, The (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

I've always admired people who have the strength, determination and clarity to do things their own way. The way the two women make their own rules-and the idea of a young person with AIDS, someone doesn't perceive a support structure... what if someone who is just carving out their sexual identity, at that age when it's natural to be fearless, is faced with this? There's the tendency to put a light, positive spin on things in order to go on with life. But in reality, when you have to deal with the difficulties of daily life, that wears thin pretty fast. --S. G. (Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Losing It (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

(Shot on 16mm) Losing It by award-winning director Sharon Greytak takes us on a cross-cultural world tour from New York to Siberia, Italy to Brazil and on to Hong Kong as she reveals the aspirations and realities of people living with physical disability. Through subjective interviews and an evocative visual style, Greytak who has used a wheelchair since childhood, weaves a personal journey of resilience, vulnerability and the struggle to carve out a sense of purpose and worth with physical, social and economic limitations. Individuals interviewed include two Russians, a man and a woman with cerebral palsy, from Siberia who speak about their struggle for independence and opportunity; a woman from Hong Kong who had a stroke and has gained great insights into the world of disability in Chinese society; Northern Italian artist, Marino Crivellari who, ten years earlier developed Wilson's Disease, a rare blood disorder, leaving his mental capacities perfectly intact, but his external body severely affected; two Brazilians: a post-polio woman who has sold candy car to car at the traffic light from her wheelchair for the past twelve years to support her son and mother, and the well-known writer Marcello Paiva who became quadriplegic from a diving accident twenty years ago;an American woman living with post-polio who battled severe social and family prejudice when she entered an interracial marriage and had children.

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George Griffin

Rapid Transit (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Edible animation. Silhouettes of black beans creating mandala patterns with frenzied percussion on track.--G. G.

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George Griffin

One Man's Laundry (1971) 16mm, color, 24.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Homer Bendix runs a small town laundromat and that's o. k. But two businessmen (one resembling Nixon) encroach on his world and he is infected with the idea of progress. This leads him down seemingly rosy path to the big city, a trip filled with dangerous and hard-edged consequences.--G. G.

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George Griffin

Candy Machine, The (1972) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

The man just wants a piece of candy. The candy machine just wants a piece of the man. A cartoon employing a novel xerox technique to combine animation and live action.--G. G. "A paranoid trip into subway surrealism with a lurking figure who is the archetypical molester, a carnivorous candy machine, a brilliant technique of animation that looks like crazed Crayolas run amuck..."--Harlan Ellision, L. A. Free Press

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George Griffin

Trikfilm 1 (1973) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Tri-colored cycle of a dance movement set to a prelude from Bach's well-tempered clavier.

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George Griffin

Trikfilm 3 (1973) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A self-referntial animation, allowing the viewer to see the animator's hand and coffee cup, as well as pads of animated drawings. Amusing and educational for all ages, combining animation and live action in a manner reminiscent of the early Fleischer 'out of the inkwell' cartoons."-- Ron Epple, Picture Start. "Sprightly"--Howard Thompson, New York Times. A brilliant parody on animation, fast moving... breaking down the edges and definition of illusion. I loved this film, so funny and shot almost out of the corner of the mind's eye."--Stan Vanderbeek

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George Griffin

Club, The (1975) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"... a wickedly funny bit of animation... done in a kind of coloring book style that takes us inside an upper crust men's club, a bastion so male that after a few seconds we realize that everyone inside resembles that most distinctly masculine portion of a man's anatomy."--Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.

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George Griffin

Head (1975) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

The animator, as actor, lives through his drawings which in turn become actors who influence his own self-image. A trick-film meditation on portraiture.--G. G.

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George Griffin

L'Age Door (1975) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

How to open and close a door and what it all means.

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George Griffin

Meadow's Green, The (1975) 16mm, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A personal documentary of the Bread and Puppet Theater's 1974 performance, 'The Domestic Resurrection Circus', which combines live action with animation to evoke the creative spirit of this group.--G. G. The energy and extraordinary invention of the Bread and Puppet Theatre comes through loud and clear. My mouth fell open, I had not had a chance to see such a performance. The film put me right there with it."--James Blue.

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George Griffin

Step Print (1976) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

This exercise borrows a chain motiff found in Amish quilts and Navaho weavings and programs it through 3 cycles, each consisting of 28 drawings. The drawings were backlit to increase color saturation and make the paper translucent, thus permitting a combination of 2 levels. Through this layered variation in orientation and sequence a new wave-like patterns emerge. In its permutive journey a drawing might be photographed right-side-up, upside-down, flipped (positions analogous to the objective manipulation of the film medium itself).--G. G.

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George Griffin

Viewmaster (1976) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Each drawing is treated as a fiche whose information is gradually scanned as if the viewer were reading a circular book. The characters are represented in a variety of parodied cartoon styles which may or may not suggest narrative events. The film's 'content' is the formal analogy between the arrangement of the characters and the amination technique of cycled sequence drawing.--G. G.

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George Griffin

Block Print (1977) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

1. Walk around a city block aiming a movie camera at the seam between sidewalk and buildings. @24fps, this event lasts 5 minutes. 2. Repeat 1. holding camera on its side, shooting @12 fps. This shot is then duplicated on negative material; then both original and print are sandwiched one frame out of phase and optically printed on reversal material. 3. Negative print (see 2.) is fed into Xerox microfilm printer which produces a continuous paper enlargement. This roll is then chopped up with a paper cutter while simultaneously being reconstituted by single frame photography. (Mount page/frames on a mutoscope reel.) 4. Walk around block (see 1.) aiming single frame camera at mutoscope pages of xeroxed frames in foreground and actual seam of sidewalk and buildings in background. Alternate version: Take roll of uncut Xeroxed frames back to street and wrap block. Shoot this with single frame camera recording duplicate of print in foreground and actuality in background.-- G. G.

Rental: $30.00
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George Griffin

Thumbnail Sketches (1977) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Like many of my films THUMBNAIL SKETCHES began as a flipbook. However this particular book didn't really flip. Each page instead of being one phase in a series (like a frame of film), contained a complete cycle of 8 drawings arranged in a rectangular ring. The reader had to construct the information conceptually not just optically as if it were a mosaic of abstract comic strip panels. The film begins with a 'live' prologue documenting the book's original form; then follows its destruction by scissors, a brief autopsy illustrating the mechanics of movement, and its eventual animated rebirth. The animation is accomplished by displacing the panels in virtual space so that all 8 phases are visible simultaneously, a technique in opposition to image replacemant which tricks the viewer into assuming that movement is a continuos flow. This scheme suggests that each unit of time construction need not to be subordinate to the total hypnotic river of illusuion, that in fact a 'moving' line is not as simple as it may seem.--G. G.

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George Griffin

Lineage (1979) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

LINEAGE traces a circuitous thread through synthetic times and spaces to recover a lost age in innocence, when photography and magic tricks merged into 'movies'. The agent in this investigation is a square man who appears as a line drawing on an artist's table, as a paper-thin puppet in a vaguely Deco set, and as a 'real' man in the street though not, as logic would seen to dictate, in that particular order. In fact, logic is constructed in LINEAGE only to be parodied. As an antidote to the accepted avant-garde practice of artistic patricide the film searches for and ultimately confirms its own heritage. The traditions established by Melies, Cohl, Fleischer, Richter, and Fischinger are invoked through a series of visual and verbal essays, self-mocking introspections, and fictional oral histories.--G. G. "This seminal work brilliantly proves that animation--far from being cinema's stepchild--is actually one of its glories. Griffin offers the most explicit philosophical confrontation on film--though dressed in amiguity and irony--of basic issues of ceontemporary art: illusionsm, formalism, reflexivity, the narrative, the time-space continuum, causality, contradiction. This heavy agenda, however, is triumphantly overcome by playfulness: anti-didactic at its core, delicately balancing reason and emotion, the work exudes anti-authoritarianism by its refusal to provide neat solutions, dazzling us instead witrh delicious, infinite contradictions involving voice and image, self and other, drawings an photography, reality and illusion, past and present, space ant time. To top it all, while purporting to 'reveal' the processes and secrets of animation, its nature and aesthetics, this jesting philosopher/magician actually entanagles us more firmly into the web of its mysterious powers. 'I trace my line to find who I am.' It's good to be along on the journey."--Amos Vogel, Film Comment.

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George Griffin

It's an Okay Life (1980) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

IT'S AN OKAY LIFE is an animated speculation on the quality of life in the 21st Century. It follows the key events in the life of an anonymous man born in 20000 as if he were reading from his diary: education by video monitors, early professional life in 'Communiacation Spaces', cloning, computer crime and rehabilitation therapy 'life' choices at age 95: freezing or self-termination. Primarily a whimsical fantasy IT'S AN OKAY LIFE also contains some disturbing truths about our lives today.--G. G. "Wonderful as a catalyst for discussions on the future of society, the value system that will prevail, and inhumanity that may result..."--EFLA Evaluations, Mar.--Apr., 1983.

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George Griffin

Flying Fur (1981) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Dance

FLYING FUR is a cartoon in search of itself: silly animals are on strike, a square man is doing a jazz dance, an angry house is chasing a wolf who turns into a carrot. These and other micro-episodes are woven together in synchronization with a 'Tom and Jerry' sound track (itself a frenzied pastiche of Basie and Bartok). While taking a firm position on violence, racism, and excessice coffee drinking FLYING FUR is essentially a love song to animation."--G. G. "Griffin is an experied animator who has worked in many styles, but this is the film which best integrates his graphic and conceptual interests."--J. Hoberman, Village Voice.

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George Griffin

Thicket (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"In this most recent of George Griffin's animations, the solitary and searching figure of a man journeys through a dreamlike landscape. He briefly finds love in the form of a woman, then loses her. The plaintive score, 'Berceuse Elegaic' by Ferruccio Busoni, emphasizes the sense of isolation ans loss. Griffin describes the inspiration for the film as an elegy to the unconscious--a story about the corruption of sentiment."--Museum of Modern Art.

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Red Grooms

Conquest of Lybia by Italia--1912-1913, The () 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A Ruckus newsreel animated, historical, documentary war photos."-R.G.

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Red Grooms

Grow Great (1974) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Red Grooms

Red Grooms' Target Discount Store (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker: Al Kraning. Possibly no other environmental sculpture outside of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, has ever attempted to match the herculean and zany scale of a contemporary American discount store! A vived documentation of the construction, painting, and exhibtion of RED GROOMS' TARGET DISCOUNT STORE, made in Minneapolis in the spring of 1970. an unusually intimate observation of Red Grooms working with a group of artists, creating a large scale environmental sculpture, under and in unusaul circumstances. Filmed by Al Kraning, the talented of BANANA TRAPPING and other films. Rated G: deucational and entertaining.--R. G.

Rental: $35.00
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Red Grooms

Tappy Toes (1969) color, 19 min

Keywords: dance

The last underground musical! Two years in the making! Created by Red Grooms, 'the Bernini of Pop Art.'-(John Canaday, N. Y. Times). An extravaganza with all stops out: captures the stylish flamboyancy of Mr. Busby Berkley's shimmering 1930's magic combined with the poltical bullyism of Major Daley's Chicago - 1968. 16mm. bulges at the scenes!--R. G.

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Red Grooms

Shoot The Moon (1962) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Rudy Burckhardt "A moon trip fantasy elaborately mounted in the style of Melies, the 19th Century forerunner of Walt Disney."--N. Y. Herald-Tribune. "A twenty-or thirty-minute short-time is relative, a delightful moment in preposterous space-the Grooms and Burckhardt picture is a concentrate designed to carry all the grimaces of those who have had the good fortune to live thus far in the 20th Century... mocks alchemists, astrologers, and astronauts with compunction... dots every eye in the audience and helps all eyes see that the stars are stil in the sky."--David Sortor.

Rental: $75.00
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Red Grooms

Fat Feet (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound, pixilated and animated.--R. G.

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Red Grooms

Ruckus Shorts (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A stable full of ruckus films to shorten your program. Including: WASHINGTON'S WIG WHAMMED, BEFORE AN AFTER, THE BIG SNEEZE, MAN OR MOUSE, SPAGHETTI TROUBLE.--R. G.

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Red Grooms

Hippodrome Hardware (1973) 16mm, color, 42.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Also available in a 1980 version, 25-1/2 min. ... I've always been interested in the theatre, and I was always fascinated that the biggest theatre that there ever was in New York was called the Hippodrome. And in the Hippodrome they put these enormuous works on that were almost avant-garde because they were so big - they had horses charging in; really crazy stuff... And the 'hardware' in my title can refer to the mechanics of the theatre as opposed to the software. To me it's like a very strong metaphysical quality in theatre, this creaky thing: trying to make these inanimate things work, and the size and so forth involved. Plus the film is about people like carpenters building things, which uses hardware. There are different plays back and forth on the title.--R. G., Interview in Cantrills Filmnotes. "HIPPODROME HARDWARE is based on a performance piece presided over by the antic Mr. Ruckus (played by Red Grooms) featuring a crew of klutzy carpenters whose job is to build a house for Mr. Ruckus' witchy mother. Combining live action and animation, the film is a unique blending of the beautiful and the vulgar, the innocent and the sharp-edged." The American Federation of the Arts

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Red Grooms

Ruckus Manhattan (1976) 16mm, color, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

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Red Grooms

Little Red Riding Hood (1978) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
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Peter Gross

How To Be Groovy () 16mm, color, 6.5 min

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Gerda Edelweiss Grossmann

Journey, A (1992) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Margit Eschenbach

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Goetz Grossmann

Cry Blue Murder! (1991) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Pat Gruben

Central Character, The (1978) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Pat Gruben

Sifted Evidence (1982) 16mm, color, 41.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman is telling the story of how she went to Mexico looking for an obscure archaeological site; how she met a man who promised to take her there; how they stayed together locked in cross-purposes and misunderstandings - how, but never why. The central event has been reconstructed through stills, narration, and enactment by two performers in a tableau limited by the boundaries of the front projection screen. "... Among the most assured experimental narratives of the early '80s, SIFTED EVIDENCE makes particularly brilliant use of Syberberg-style front-screen projection." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "[The] complex interplay of verbal, linguistic, and cinematic relationships can be seen as a strategy for challenging the conventional structures of narrative cinema and the patriarchal traditions in which that cinema is embedded. The emphasis on the female voice and its status as voice-over narration crystallizes that strategy." -- Kay Armatage, The Experimental Challenge

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Sabrina Gschwandtner

Bouia Omar/The Knit Knit Sundown Salon/Sewn Film Performance (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Documentary

BOUIA OMAR 13 min The video consists of footage that documents Bouia Omar, a Moroccan asylum-town located 90 miles from Marrakesh. I was taken there by the son of a former resident, and was allowed to participate in ritual healing practices under the conditions that I wear traditional Muslim clothing, and hide my video camera in my bag. THE KNIT KNIT SUNDOWN SALON 6:36 min Curator Fritz Haeg invited me to collaborate on an art event celebrating knitting and handcraft, to be held at hes LA-based art space, "Sundown Salon," in February of 2004. The daylong event included art installations, performances and a film/video screening. Guests were invited to bring projects to work on and wear clothes they'd made. I produced this video as documentation of the event. SEWN FILM PERFORMANCE 4:44 imn I cut several Super-8 films that I had previously made into one or two foot strips. I then altered them through means of handcraft: I sewed bits of fabric onto them, and painted them, and cut some of them in half vertically in order to sew mis-matched halves together. The performance consisted of a live video of my hands feeding strips of Super-8 film into a film projector- this video image was shown to the left of the projected film strips. The soundtrack was simply the sound of the film projector's motor. The video provides documentation of the performance, and shows what the audience saw. During the duration of the performance, I was positioned on the floor, sitting within the crowd.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Sabrina Gschwandtner

Sewn Film Performance Relic (2005) , min

Artwork, 8 inches tall x 16 inches wide. Materials: Super 8 film, thread. Sabrina Gschwandtner works with thread, slide film, 16 mm film, and video as media in which to explore possibilities of tactile cinema. Her process includes the act of sewing and its ability to function as a simultaneously destructive and reconstructive act. The work exhibited is a quilt of found film, a part of a series of films that are sewn together or sewn upon, often for projection. Purchase price: $300.00

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Walter Gutman

Martha Washington () 16mm, color, 67 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
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Walter Gutman

Grape Dealer's Daughter, The (1968) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 72.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $145.00
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Walter Gutman

Jewish Momma Cat (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
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Walter Gutman

Stroll, The (1969) 16mm, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
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Walter Gutman

Hannah Section: Muscles And Flowers (1982) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
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Walter Gutman

Circus Girls (1970) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Editing: Mike Kuchar; Musical Advisor: John Duffy. About his life-long love of Circus girls.

Rental: $57.00
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Walter Gutman

Circus Girls/It Happened In Sarasota, Kay Rosaire And Her Lions (1979) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
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Walter Gutman

Trisha Brown Co. at the Whitney Museum 1971--The Reheasal (1971) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Walter Gutman

Man Walking the Down Side of a Building (1981) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Fragment from THE STROLL.

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Walter Gutman

Dances from the Nature of Civilization (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $28.00
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Walter Gutman

Very Brief Romance of Barbara Frietchie and Stonewall Jackson, The (1973) 16mm, color, 55.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
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Walter Gutman

Benedict Arnold (1974) 16mm, color, 104.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A documentary -- from birth at Norwich, Conn. to death and burial in London. Shot on the scene of his victories and glorious delaying actions at Ticonderoga, Ridgefield, Compo Beach, Valcour Bay and Saratoga; his marriages, especially his long loving marriage to Peggy Shippen; the part she played because of her pre-marital friendship with the British Adjutant General John Andre in the negotiations for the surrender of West Point; the great party that Andre choreographed at Philadelphia before the British left, including a portrait he did of Peggy -- perhaps the greatest party ever given in America; the life of the Arnold family in England after the discovery of the plot -- their powerful friends, an authentic account of a duel.

Rental: $100.00
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Walter Gutman

Bolex (1974) color, 12 min

Bolex is about a simple experiment with a rented Bolex which resulted surprisingly in a somewhat magical apparition. What sort of magic? It is the magic that every man in some degree experiences during his life at the sight of a young woman. The film talks about Achilles and the daughter of the Priest of Apollo but since then I read an 1841 account of how George Washington was smitten when unexpectedly he saw a young woman sitting under a tree in the wilds of what is now western Pennsylvania reading a poem. He was young, too, and if the story is true he must have forgotten Martha, to whom he was then engaged. But the story of the magic is true -- through thousands of years it has been the same surprising story.

Rental: $23.00

Walter Gutman

March On Paris 1914 of General Von Kluck and His Memory of Jessie Holladay, The (1976) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 69.5 min

Rental: $140.00
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Walter Gutman

Kay Rosaire and Her Lions (1977) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $23.00
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Walter Gutman

Erotic Signal, The (1978) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 54.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film opens with a small child romping alongside her mother, reminding us that we've all played with such powerful giantesses, and soon cuts to re-filmed footage of a 'zoftig' lady wrestler mopping up the ring with her hapless male opponent in super slow motion. Ingeniously, Gutman goes on flashing examples of his 'signal' while wheezing, coughing, and quoting Shakespeare (she 'governed him in strength if not in lust') on the soundtrack." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
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Walter Gutman

Sappho (1979) 16mm, color, 44.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

[The film] is a simply told biography of Sappho, centered on her poetry but extending beyond her life to the legend which expanded for centuries, making her one of the most remembered names of Western Civilization. For those who are curious about Sappho, I think this will be a revealing film -- also for those who are curious about history and can sense that history is our womb -- certainly the history of the Greeks -- or really the Hellenes -- for their history was not exclusively or even mainly attached to the area we now call Greece -- the film should prove worthwhile.

Rental: $89.00
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Walter Gutman

It Happened In Sarasota (1980) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed about six or seven years ago but edited and given a narration and music in 1979. As the voice-over explains, it is a film showing friends of mine practicing some acts at their home in Sarasota. The Chapmans -- Sarah and Danny were with the Ringling show when I met them -- Danny's daughter by his first wife, also a circus acrobat -- a glowering sub-teenager who developed in that startling way that women do, from a rat to a gorgeous, mysterious female. I guess that's what happened in Sarasota.

Rental: $38.00
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Walter Gutman

Clothed in Muscle - A Dance of the Body (1981) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 37 min

This is the most complete evocation of my raison d'etre - at least my avowed raison d'etre as a filmmaker. I woke this morning with a bright idea of explaining this another way, which is that George Sand enjoyed carrying Chopin piggy-back and so did Dylan Thomas' girlfriend like to transport him piggy-back in private Welsh pastures. In other words Nature loves variety more than we do and that vaguely is what this film is about. The men in it are far from frail so it's not a complete illustration that a man can be frail but masculine while a woman can be feminine and alluring -- though maybe George Sand wasn't entirely the latter -- but at any rate a woman can be all that though powerful. The star of the film is Claudia Wilbourn who you may have seen on TV. She is one of the founding mothers and champions of Women's Body Building. She is a sculptor and writer and felt as I did that the effect of body building when filmed nude as I did makes it look in frequent sections like antique Greek sculpture. The effect of filming a body building performance repetitively is to create a dance of the body.

Rental: $60.00
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VHS_NTSC Sale: $155.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary (1978) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary '74 (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Guttenplan

N. Y. C. Diary '74 (1974) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Guttenplan

Western Diary '75 (1976) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary '78 (1979) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary '79 (Criss-crossings) (1980) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Guttenplan

San Francisco Diary '79 (Shadow Trail) (1980) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Gabel

A Landscape Drawing (2012) DVD Blu-Ray, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is an experiment in storytelling. In four Acts, tracking-shots of mountains, basins and plains jump-cut into one another over the cues of classical music. What unfolds is akin to a hero's journey or an adventure - slightly out-of-touch with reality and in-tune with our collective imaginations and dreams.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Peter Gidal

Coda I and Coda II (2013) 16mm Film on Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Peter Gidal's starting point for his 16mm film is a soundtrack that consists of three lines from a 1,000 word story written by Gidal in 1971, read by William Burroughs. Gidal describes the film's 'so-called imagery' as 'a complex of barely visible cuts in space and time, the opposite of erasure, but nothing so much as visible'." Frieze, London, 2013

Both films are codas for another film, not far at all, colour, sound, 15 minutes, which was shown at the BFI (strange name for what used to be properly called the NFT), London, in March 2014, and at Tate (London) in February 2014. not far at all's soundtrack, just for the record, is concrete/abstract without language.

Rental: $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $1,000 (BluRay only -- both titles -- edition of 5)

Peter Gidal

not far at all (2014) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural/materialist

"first film in 5 years, tempted to say different yet the same, but not." peter gidal/london/2014

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Paul Gabel

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) (2006) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) is an experimental documentary that chronicles the procedures behind an image archive to offer a perspective on how origin, history and authority are formed, ordered and sustained.

16mm Rental: $75.00

David Gatten

What the Water Said, Nos. 1-3 (1997) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature

The result of a series of camera-less collaborations between the filmmaker, the Atlantic Ocean, and a crab trap. For three days in January and three days in October of 1997, and again, for a day, in August of 1998, lengths of unexposed, undeveloped film were soaked in a crab cage on a South Carolina beach. Both the sound and image are the result of the ensuing oceanic inscriptions written directly into the emulsion of the film as it was buffeted by the salt water, sand, rocks and shells.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Nancy Graves

200 Stills at 60 Frames (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

In 1970 Graves made the first of five films. Each one was preceded by travel and research, and though the images are "representational", the films are fundamentally abstract in their exploration of color, light, form, and surface. She considered 200 Stills at 60 Frames and Goulimine, her earliest films about the camel, as study projects.

16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Mexico () 16mm, , 11 min

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Gidal

No Night No Day (1997) 16mm, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

What darkness the film will have in No Night No Day will not be connected to nature's night, equally light will be unconnected to 'day' as a lived concept and reality. A distension from any nature, including the nature of film, or the viewer's natural 'seeing', is probably closest to what my concerns with this film are. Attempting to grasp, attempting to know, the usual problems. - P.G. 1998.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

David Gerson

Ultraviolet for Sixteen Minutes (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists

This sixteen minutes film is a docu-portrait of Isabelle Collin-Dufresne, aka Ultra Violet. Mistress to Salvador Dali in the 60's, "superstar" in Andy Warhol's factory in the 70's, and a born-again Mormon, Ultra Violet muses on her spiritual rebirth, fame, God and the meaning of life in this short intimate film. Includes rare photographs, Andy Warhol's screentest of Ultra Violet from 1965, and David Henry Gerson's contemporary screentest of Ultra Violet from 2008. 'Totally engaging" says Albert Mayseles, "A gem of a little film" - The Huffington Post. ultravioletfilm.wordpress.com

Sabrina Gschwandtner

no idle hands (2008) DVD_NTSC, color & b/w, 9.40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

Super 8 film to video transfer. Part travelogue, part Surrealist narrative, the three-part film takes us on a symbolic tour through the history of knitting.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Gary Goldberg

Plates (1990) DVD NTSC, b & w, 11 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy

Starring Bill Rice & Taylor Mead. Camera/sound: Jacob Burckhardt. "Bill serves Taylor plates." Gary Goldberg was an East Village underground filmmaker, artist and playwright who worked in film until his death in 2003. In the 1970s, in addition to his paintings and conceptual art works that were exhibited and collected around the world, he did a number of "guerrilla art" pieces on the streets of Soho in New York. He directed many of his plays in the East Village at The Theater for the New City, La Mama, and other venues. His films have been presented at Millennium Film Workshop, the Knitting Factory, the Berlin International Film Festival, Arsenal, the Kitchen, and many American and International Festivals including Ann Arbor and the Stuttgart Film Winter - the Festival for Expanded Media. His work was presented in a Cineprobe at the Museum of Modern art in 1995. In 1990 he began a series of films starring Taylor Mead and Bill Rice. Together they made six films that, as a group, are called Double Trouble. "Not to be missed." - Amy Taubin, The Village Voice "It is probably the most original, thought-provoking comedy I've ever seen." - Alexander Kogan, Film Around the World, NY

Rental: $95.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $95.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Events and Stories, Part Two, Summer 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Carl Michael George

LOST 40 DAYS, THE (1986) DVD_NTSC, color, 13 min. min

Genre: Experimental

A series of vignettes inspired by the ancient Celtic alphabet, the song of Almergin. The sections of this film come together to form a diverse collection of images including "The Queen Of Every Hive" (Kembra Pfahler), The City of Gold, The Six Armed Shiva, A Night of Horrifying Dreams, etc. They are linked together by an eclectic score of exotic and soulful music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

6 Feet (1991) VHS_NTSC, bw, 23 min. min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, queer

Vignettes by three dancers, Peter Cramer, Brian Taylor and Jack Waters; choreographic fantasies of German New Wave urbanity , bureaucratic existentialism , primal illusions, Butoh musings, and a campy romp down Central Park South!

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

BOY IS GONE, THE (1988) VHS_NTSC, Color, 14 min. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: youth, family

Master raconteur and poet Edgar Oliver collaborates with George to create a film of a young boy's unqualified devotion to his mother and her negligent response and abandonment. An odd tale weaving images of emptiness, confrontation and the subsequent void. A profound statement of loss.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

Lost 40 Days (1986) 16mm, 50.00, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

Lost 40 Days is a lightly structured evocation of a desert fantasy formed as a series of vignettes inspired by the ancient Celtic calendar alphabet, The Song of Amergin. The sections of this film come together to form a diverse collection of images inkling “The Queen of Every Hive, The City of Gold, The Six Armed Shiva, A Night of Horrifying Dreams”, etc. They are linked together by an eclectic score of exotic and soulful music. CAST: Kembra Pfahler, Samoa, Valery Carris, Philli PRODUCTION: George, Carl Michael/ Lowe, Leslie/ Pfahler, Kembra/ Schmidlapp, David/ Waters, Jack / Eros, Bradley / Kurtti, Gordon Stokes

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Philippe Garrel

Le Revelateur (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

'Le Revelateur is a silent film. A couple and their child flee in the face of an unknown, but still considerable menace. A film with neither laughter nor mutterings. In a desolate landscape, full of humidity and humiliation, we see the weakest of beings stage his revolt: a child.' BERNADETTE LAFONT

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Philippe Garrel

Le Lit de la Vierge (The Virgin's Bed) (1969) DVD PAL, BW, 114 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

I believe my point of view on the Christian myth is quite clear in The Virgin's Bed. It is a non-violent parable in which Zouzou incarnates both Mary and Mary Magdalene while Pierre Clementi incarnates a discouraged Christ who throws down his arms in face of world cruelty. In spite of its allegorical nature, the film contains a denunciation of the police repression of 1968, which was generally well understood by viewers at the time.

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Barry Gerson

Group V: Endurance, Remembrance, Metamorphosis (1970) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

DVD NTSC Rental: $250.00

Barry Gerson

And the Earth Opened (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barry Gerson

Circling the Edge of the Prescient Moment (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Rachael Guma

POISON TREE, THE (2006) 16mm, BW, 3 min. min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Anger feeds the soul in this animated adaptation of William Blake's poem, "A Poison Tree". A favorite of my childhood, this poem has both haunted and intrigued me.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Josh Guilford

Rock Roll (2015) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, landscape and architecture

"A camera roll film shot on the coast of Rabbit Island, an islet in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Built from sandstone formations dating back over 900 million years, Rabbit Island's coastline harbors traces of staggering geologic activity, conjuring images of ancient highlands, invading seas, and the slow, relentless action of sedimentation and compaction. While thinking about this drama, I charted a loose trajectory across the surface of a single expanse of sandstone at the island's northwest edge. I used my camera to map its diversity of visible forms -- the 'micro-events' of color variations, cracks and divots, distributions of lichens, etc. -- shooting in short bursts so that images might accumulate like falling waves." -JG

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ashley George

HEMA (2015) 16mm, DVD NTSC, Color, 5:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, pesonal diary journal, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical

Hema is an intimate exploration of the female body's special connection with the ebb and flow of the universe, and it's crucial involvement in the direct replenishment, nourishment and care for natural rebirth and growth. The title of this work is a play on 'hemoglobin', the red protein responsible for moving oxygen through the blood of vertebrates. Much like hemoglobin directly influences the successful function of our lifeblood, it is my view that women are direct influencers on the successful function of reproducing in both the maternal-spiritual sense as well as the physical act. Our bodies are powerful vessels and this work intends to highlight the magical elements within the female body through the eyes of a queer woman who lives in a physical-spiritual place of empowerment, confidence and pride in mind and body. By focusing on this character's fetishization of the menstruation process, Hema seeks to empower women to be universally proud of the miracle nature provides the female form as it cycles through existence, and to share this recognition of power with other women in their lives as they see fit.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Tomasz Gubernat

Girls and Boys (2016) digital file, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, children & youth, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music

GIRLS AND BOYS is an intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students.

Rental: $40.00

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