Heiko Kalmbach

New York is Disappearing (2000) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Penny Arcade and Edgar Oliver "I dreamed New York wasn't here. I mean, it wasn't in America. I dreamed New York was in Paris. It was wonderful." -- Penny Arcade as Dina in NEW YORK IS DISAPPEARING "A pair of eccentric slackers, once exotic flowers of the early 1980's East Village scene, find themselves beached against their will on an island of apathy and idle dreams, agoraphobic and marooned amongst the ever-encroaching restaurateurs of Avenue B. A poetic lament starring Penny Arcade." -- Pandaemonium at Lux Center London "One of the Inside Out programming members' not-to-be missed flicks. It is beautifully shot and challenges how we define queer film." -- XTRA Toronto Festival Screenings include Oberhausen, São Paulo and South by Southwest; Award for Most Original Short Film at NY-LES Film Festival

Rental: $40.00
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Heiko Kalmbach

Controlled (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Gentrification is attending a demolition party in East London.

Rental: $50.00
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Heiko Kalmbach

Turtle Monkey (2002) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Sarah Maber, Troy HIll, and Michael FegleyArtwork and Photographs by Eliza Proctor "I used to be able to walk down the street and feel really light when I walked. You know, like when you jump and just stay off the ground a little bit longer then usual. I don't feel like that anymore. Now I feel like a really heavy person all the time." Another short film about New York City.

Rental: $80.00
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Heiko Kalmbach

Man is Lying in a Bathtub and His Nose is Starting to Bleed, A (1995) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Collaboration with Las Theuerkauff

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Heiko Kalmbach

Final Curtain (1995) DVD NTSC, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A man reacts to applause

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Norman Kamerling

Too Bazooka (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy

... an absurd-comic fantasy within a fantasy. The staid, sombre setting is sharply contrasted with the ridiculousness of the characters. --N. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Sean Kaminsky

Ritualnation (2000) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Over the course of two years, New York filmmaker Sean Kaminsky visited three unique communities: the Rainbow Family in Oregon, the Radical Faeries in Tennessee and the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. The people he met who opened up and shared their experiences and expressions of ritual and community formed the documentary 'Ritual Nation'.

Rental: $50.00
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Helene Kaplan

Pluto Version 1 (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The ultimate Walt Disney dog marking time. The bigger the screen the better. Dream machine and time machine.

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Helene Kaplan

Untitled, Dale and Stephie Film (1971) 16mm, color, 12..5 min

Genre: Experimental

Dialogue by David Cohen. Used to be called AUDITIONS FOR DIALOGUE.

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Helene Kaplan

Vestal Theatre, The (1971) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

THE VESTAL THEATRE is a documentary shot in the lobby of a movie theater from behind the candy counter. The camera was turned off only when it ran out of film. It was shot sync-sound fixed camera. The movie goers could see the camera clearly (no Allen-Funt cute). Like Monet's cathedral, this same image would never have been the same again. The image is composed of complex, multilayered planes of focus. And I love the way people ask for popcorn and tap their dollar bills. Film time and real time are the same.

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Helene Kaplan

Conveyor Belt (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Structural

This is a film which I keep changing. It's a structural comedy starring people's garbage, shot in the Harpur college snack bar; indigestion yellow. The beginning of thinking and working in a particular way with image-sound/image-silence relationships. --H. K.

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Helene Kaplan

Rose and Seymour at Home In Queens (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Portrait of a family I lived with. They represent a large chunk of the past, ambiguous. A film in which the image serves as punctuation for the sound; the image is a tease. --H. K.

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Howard S. Kaplan

Thanks a Lot (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, history, political / social activism

The endless, never-to-be-broken cycle of birth, childhood, manhood, and the ever present awaiting Army. The film does not offer any solutions, it does not even pose a problem. It does, make us aware. --H. S. K. [First prize, Venice Film Festival, 1964, Experimental Documentary Section. Honorable Mention, Flaherty Film Awards, 1964, Participant at the International Film Festivals of Edinburgh, Mannheim and Brussels.]

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Lisa Kaplan

Healing Process (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

HEALING PROCESS depicts the emotional state I was in the year following the death of my father. The images used include footage of my father as a young man, footageof him in the hospital and footage of a figure under a white sheet representing someone prepared to be wheeled off to an operating room. The sound track is the song "Au Clair de la Lune" sung in a duet. The effects is the mixture of emotions one goes through when losing someone very close. --L. K.

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Lisa Kaplan

Memory Book (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

A sequal to HEALING PROCESS: "Four years after my father died, I found the sympathy cards, the certificates for trees in Israel, and the letters of condolence that I stashed away in haste when my mother demanded, 'Get rid of these.' Due to my morbid curiosity, I opened the envelopes." --(from the beginning of the soundtrack).

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Larry Kardish

Slow Run (1968) 16mm, black and white, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

"... I was amazed to see how good a film it was... I would have to see it once more to write about SLOW RUN with any intelligence. One thing about it is that it puts to test one tempting idea, which many filmmakers had, but never tried: to let the images run their own way, and the soundtrack its own--and then put the two together. It has been tried, here and there, in a small way, accidentally--but Kardish did it in a big, sweeping way, consciously, as a formal, aesthetic principle of the film. And it works. Maybe because of the subject, which is New York: New York swallows everything without trace... He just rattles, he lets his mind and tongue loose, and it makes one of the best such rambling soundtracks. I think it's the most successful since PULL MY DAISY. One could call it a diary film, perhaps. Or an extended short story. I don't know what it is. There is not plot in the old-fashioned way--there is only LK and New York... The whole thing is very casual, unpretentious, and you could say, having nothing to do with cinema. But it is. You sit, you relax, you watch, you listen, you go with it (is LK a 'lyrical realist'?)--and that's how it goes with all real, breathing (and breeding) things..." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, 10/10/1968

Rental: $70.00
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Amanda Katz

Death of Feeling (1990) Super 8, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

THE DEATH OF FEELING is an impressionistic film. It concerns the struggle to retain ones sensuality and emotion in a depersonalized world. The film was directed by a woman and shot by a man in order to create alluring images of a female who is bound & defined by the patriarchal perspectives of the culture in which she lives. These images were then edited by the filmmaker as a silent visual commentary on her objectification. --A. K.

Rental: $35.00
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Amanda Katz

Nine Lives (1990) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

There are moments in our lives which live on forever, their narratives ever flickering like films in our minds. It looks best when shown on a large screen. It is also available through Coop as a double print 6min. instead of 3. --A. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Max Katz

Jim the Man (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

JIM THE MAN is a new kind of American film with violent montage effects, starkly beautiful photography and a unique story construction that ends in a startling eruption of psychological images. It tells the story of Jim Curtiss, a man now detached from reality. His fantasies and realities are out of connection; he struggles to join his dreamlife with his realife; he goes through a series of adventures which underline his isolation. He is an emblem of the lonely bachelor threading his way though the city. --M. K.

Rental: $100.00
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Max Katz

Wisp (1963) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"... boy-meets-girl here is just an excuse for a dazzling display of editing. The film is made up of shots each about hald a second long, and they make a real assault on the visual sense... a pattern of connections and associations, some of them symbolic, some of them emotional... It certainly has a richness of ideas... I trust your eyes are still in their sockets." --Colin Bennett, discussion the '63 Melbourne Film Festival.

Rental: $20.00
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Stanton Kaye

Georg (1964) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

On its surface level, the film appears to be the story of a war-torn German soldier who, after having emigrated to America, finds that he cannot live within any civilization-but he cannot live without it either... the choice is not his. The expansive arem of the military-industrial complex reaches even to his hideaway in the mountains, where he is haunted by the construction of a military missile base. In GEORG, the aesthetic means are home-movie techniques, a concrescence of intimate sounds, and a unique narrative... to unite the audience with the presence of a Georg. --S. K.

Rental: $75.00
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John Keeler

Caution () 16mm, color & b/w, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Political anarchy." --Bruce Rubin, Whitney Museum of American Art

Rental: $36.00
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Marjorie Keller

Backsection (1970) , min

The oppression of angles... the trap. The family goes to the newlyweds' college graduation. I had the blues. 1970, Sommerville, Mass. --M. K.

Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

History of Art 3939, The (1972) , min

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Starring Stan Brakhage. 1972, School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

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Marjorie Keller

Part IV: Green Hill () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

Six Windows And By 2s And 3s: Women (1976) color, 14 min

Rental: $60.00

Marjorie Keller

Turtle (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A life-light guilt trip, tragicomic psychodrama in the film time. Made in the darkness of my year in a women's dormitory. 1969, tufts University, Medford, Mass. --M. K.

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Marjorie Keller

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait: of Saul Levine, filmmaker and one-time Italian Ice Vendor./of the film surface & depth/so by the choice of image./ of the inside & outside light in the summer and the shower. --M. K.

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Marjorie Keller

Outer Circle, The (1973) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

She/Va (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Personal / Diary / Journal

A young dancer rechoreographed through film editing. This film was originally made in standard 8mm, from a home movie.

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Marjorie Keller

Objection (1974) 16mm, color, 18.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Begun as a document for insurance purposes, OBJECTION catalogues the contents of a house with ever-increasing horror. The soundtrack carries the voices and sounds of the family unseen.

Rental: $75.00
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Marjorie Keller

Film Notebook: Part 1 (1975) Super 8, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Marjorie Keller

Superimposition (1) (1975) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

By Two's & Three's: Women (1976) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film puts together a perspective on the unhappy experience of traveling in cars -- an activity aimless and unmemorable. The splicer makes a new trip of the footage, limited not to the represented geography but to the after-effect on the mind and heart of the first trip.

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Marjorie Keller

Film Notebook: Part 2, Some of Us in the Mechanical Age (1977) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

Misconception (1977) 16mm, color, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

"MISCONCEPTION is a film structured on juxtapositions: indoors/outdoors; redecoration/destruction; exercises/actual birth; male opinion/female opinion; preparation/pain. Its montage structure of both image and sound balances MISCONCEPTION on the precarious moment, like birth, between these counterposed positions: conception/misconception, point/counterpoint." -- Anne Friedberg "MISCONCEPTION is composed of six parts that together chronicle the experience of one woman and her husband during the course of her natural childbirth. The film communicates the precision and care with which it has been assembled. (The) structure lends the film a pacing rhythm that has less to do with traditional cinema-verité documentary or film journalism than with the pacing and rhythm of poetry." -- B. Ruby Rich

Rental: $75.00
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Marjorie Keller

Web, The (1977) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

In THE WEB I delved for the first and only time into film as mischief-making; wicked, like a child.

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Marjorie Keller

On the Verge of an Image of Christmas (1978) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

Ancient Parts/Foreign Parts (1979) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

The first two in a series of in-camera edited films. ANCIENT PARTS portrays the symbolic differentiation and mock conquest of a boy and his mother. ... I watched the boy play Narcissus and Oedipus in three minutes. The small camera, the fact that we had all lived together for so long (during the shooting of MISCONCEPTION), the rich golden grain of the film all provide the privilege of intimacy. FOREIGN PARTS portrays the poetics of family life in an unfamiliar context. FOREIGN PARTS is a single camera roll. Many people go home to foreign parts: a few familiar faces in a strange landscape. In such circumstances the ordinary is the most precious, given a slight shift of being in its new context. All we can glean from the experiences are a few new memories built on old images. Using a camera at such times is refined work; raw intuition works better than careful planning.

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Marjorie Keller

Six Windows (1979) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Psychology & Mental Health

A pan and a dissolve make a window of a wall on film. A portrait of the filmmaker in a luminous space, synthetically rendered via positive and negative overlays. ... I lived in some rooms by the sea and watched the inside and the view as well as the window panes that divided and joined them. I was often lost in thought. The birds would come and make a racket, reminding me I shared that space and sky with them. The film is a moody record of that place and my peace of mind.

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Marjorie Keller

Ancient Parts/Foreign Parts/Private Parts (1988) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: ANCIENT PARTS, FOREIGN PARTS and PRIVATE PARTS ANCIENT PARTS, FOREIGN PARTS: See film descriptions above. PRIVATE PARTS: Third in a series of in-camera edited films. A portrait of Blake. Sitney on some summer days.

Rental: $70.00
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Marjorie Keller

Daughters of Chaos (1980) 16mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"The film deals simultaneously with girls becoming women, woman looking back on her childhood. It is pervaded with voluptuousness, with longing: the woman, disappointed in love, looking for lost innocence, the girl yearning for the power of her sex." -- Anne Becker

Rental: $40.00
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Marjorie Keller

Fallen World, The (1983) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

An elegy for a Newfoundland dog named Melville and a portrait of his owner.

Rental: $25.00
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Marjorie Keller

Lyrics (1983) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Three songs between heaven and earth. With Carmen, Susan, Joseph and Marcus Vigil.

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Marjorie Keller

Answering Furrow, The (1985) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Owing to Virgil's Georgics. With assistance from Hollis Melton and Helene Kaplan. Music: Charles Ives, "Sonata for Violin and Piano #4 (Children's Day at the Camp Meeting)" and "Ambrosian Chant (Capella Musicale del Duomo di Milano)." Filmed in Yorktown Heights, New York; St. Remy en Provence, France; Mantua, Rome and Brindisi, Italy; and in Arcadia and the island of Kea in Greece. Georgic I -- The annual produce first seen in spring -- The furrowed earth ready for planting - The distribution, support and protection of young plants -- The implements of the garden. Georgic II -- The life of Virgil is recapitulated in summer, with a digression on the sacred -- The sheep of Arcadia -- The handling of bees -- The pagan Lion of Kea. Georgic III -- The skill and industry of the old man in autumn -- Ancient custom and modern method -- The use of implements of the garden. Georgic IV -- The compost is prepared at season's end -- The filmmaker completes THE ANSWERING FURROW with the inclusion of her own image. Note on the music: The music works with the image to parallel the trace of history. Ives recalls Protestant hymns, which recall the origin of the hymn in 12th century Milanese music, which allows for that music closest (in my experience of making this film) to the hum of bees and of amplifiers, the Orthodox Greek chant.

Rental: $80.00
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Marjorie Keller

Private Parts (1988) 16mm, color, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
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Marjorie Keller

Herein (1991) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"If you put it on tape, you can't erase it." HEREIN charts the movement from political activism to filmmaking through the metaphor of a dwelling. An FBI film obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Emma Goldman's autobiography, the making of films on the Lower East Side in New York, street prostitution and drug addiction, all inflect the sense of place, space and history.

Rental: $95.00
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Brian Kellman

Bashert (fated) () black and white, 14 min

The story of a Jewish family and its relationship to time and fate. --B. K.

Rental: $25.00

Brian Kellman

Boue () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

The Film suggests the creation of the world and the genesis of man. The images have been formed after the images of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescosl however, the primary location of the film is a pool of mud from which man and woman arise. --B. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Brian Kellman

Ye Faithful () 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-producer: Charles Tamulonis. An impressionistic documentary on Christmas.

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Dexter Kelly

Metamorphosis USA or The Souls of White Folk: A Racial Fantasy () 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This is not a racist movie. No No No. BUT it is a film of racism. What you see is a dream. The dream attempts to supplant reality. The dream is not reality - but it is powerful. It prevails over the sleeping realm of America. This is a film of the great American race nightmare - WHITE version. --D. K.

Rental: $40.00
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Karl Kels

1991-Karl Kels (1991) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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Karl Kels

1981-1987 Karl Kels (1987) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

1981 karl kels (heuballen) "Karl Kels's first film is a playful short piece comprised od shots of haystacks in the countryside. Quick repetition of frames and the dance-like rhythm in which the frames are combined create an illusion of movement within the single shot in which no actual movement takes place, save for one passing car. The combination of diffrent images in short sequences forces a new reality upon the haystacks, making them move in every possible direction. Short as it is, this debut already puts its finger upon some of the characteristics that have remained of great importance throughout Kels' entire work so far: the inseparable world of the single frame and time as an artistic controlling device."--Myriam van Lier 1982 karl kels (kondensstreifen) "(...) at the heart of KONDENSSTREIFEN is an event which is unique and unstaged, and which is unlikly to ever repeat itself. The plane crosses the screen from the left to the upper right corner. Halfway on its journey, a bird flies into the frame and crosses the plane's condensation trail exactly at its very end, making a perfectly sharp diagonal as it slowly reaches for its lower right corner. Within the hasty and fragmented reality of the film, the bird's apperance suddenly displays a spacious and endless quality."-- Myriam van Lier 1983 karl kels (schleuse) "Six shots of water are brought together in a composition in which rhythmical combinations of frames, presented in a repetitive but slighly varying sequences, build up a silent yet dramatically developing performance.(...)Again, qualities of time and movement prevail in the creation of a highly sensual cinema in which logic is replaced by a new order."--Myriam van Lier 1987 karl kels (bowery/fragment) "In 1986 Kels received a fellowship that allowed him to study at Cooper Union in New york. During his stay there, Kels spent some six month at the Bowery in Lower Manhattan. He began hanging out with the less fortunate who eke out an existence in cheap hotels or on the street, and became friendly with many of them. In the lives of the mostly male alcoholics who survive on open comradery and cheap alcohol, he discoverd a rich unstaged world, which he slowly started to film. BOWERY/FRAGMENT is but a short fragmant of what a final film on this subject could offer, yet it stands by itself and clearly bears the director's mark. Against the background of a run-down Prince Hotel we see men who pass time together, deliberately portrayed by Kels' clear eye for framing and detail, and yet whose acts and movements cannot be controlled."--Myriam van Lier 1987 karl kels (nashoerner) "It is at the end of this film that the rhinoceroses occupy centre stage and perform mundane activities such as moving from left to right within their zoo pens. And it is right at the end of this that these archaic beasts will slowly and imperturbably cross the threshold of their cage, the door of which will have slid open mechanically. At that moment, gestures attain their intrinsic timelessness, with the camera recording what takes place in front of it in real time. This relative calm for the spectator (nothing is more peaceful than a rhinoceros in its everday life) contrasts in a spectacular way with the previous frantic minutes. As his work is based upon using time freely, the film-maker has done his utmost to organise sequences of images according to an acceleration which is external to the animals in the zoo, but coherent within the process of cinematographic creation. (...)In pure fiction that is only possible thanks to the cinema, these rhinoceroses and their setting are literally exhausted by the playful manipulations of the filmmaker before once again finding, in our company, the sort of peacefulness they need to leave the stage."--Jean Perret

Rental: $80.00
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Karl Kels

Prince Hotel (2003) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

In 1986 Kels received a fellowship that alllowed him to study at Cooper Union in New York. During his study there, Kels spent some six months at the Bowery in lower Manhattan. He began hanging out with the less fortunate who eke out an existence in cheap hotels or on the street, and became friendly with many of them. In the lives of the mostly male alcoholics who survive on open camaraderie and cheap alcohol, he discovered a rich unstaged world, which he slowly started to film. Against the background of a run-down Price Hotle we see men who pass time together, deliberately portrayed by Kels clear eye for framin g detial, and yet whose acts and movements cannot be controlled. -- Myriam van Lier

Rental: $50.00
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Nancy Kendall

Almira 38 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

With Gay Delanghe. ... a dance poem, a tribute to a woman who sought a freedom, an abstract film in Michigan Gothic.

Rental: $30.00
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Tim Kennedy

Bather and Revision, The () Super 8, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

THE BATHER initiates the exurberant brilliance of a child of revelations... Portrait of Finn McKool renders presence of figure by baptismal light with reverence to basic materials. REVISION: The activity of perspective momentarily contracting and expanding upon the screen in an ever present field of magnetic energy. --T. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Tim Kennedy

Flying Torch () 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Undefined rhythms shaping and redefining the projector's pyramid of light. The process of projection activates plae fluorescent shades within the speed and density of the film's chiaroscuro. Object of cinema creating experience to be held, briefly, on one's own center. The pure flutter of movement ascends to the passionate gradations of sedate thought. --T. K.

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Tim Kennedy

There () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Physical chunks of transfused rays of energy... Passing intervals. A sensuous solid of experience in meter to the contemplative view that it profiles. Phenomena of sequence assume the form of one moment being the allusive prodigy of the next... a dialogue with paradise. --T. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Tim Kennedy

Wheels of Time, The () 16mm, black and white, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Now it looks at me/ Acquires imperative/ Face of separateness./ Not only the maker/ Addressing the viewer,/ But the film itself/ Or the life of the film/ Or from which it is taken/ That addresses the prosaic. --T. K.

Rental: $60.00
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Tim Kennedy

Bus by the River, The / Revision / Hush (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A package of three films on one reel. THE BUS BY THE RIVER is a visual symphony of a city--a portrait along the banks of the Anna Livey. REVISION is a conjuring of Eros--a portrait of the Erotic. HUSH--N. Y. C. Battery enveloped in a vision such that all other sights are but half seen thereafter and scarcely remembered. --T. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Tim Kennedy

Vanishing Ends (1977) 16mm, color, 10.75 min

Genre: Experimental

When the eye is filled, the ear is no more attended and all that may be of beauty is there englobed, radiant, sufficient, excessive. Light bountiful emanations that ebb and flow through out containers of the lenseless eye of memory. This is all of the one that not seen fell from the stars and was not missed until it was seen no longer. Worlds withing worlds, both micro and macro, reflect themselves along an illusionistic curve revealing a reality whose sun set five minutes ago. --T. K.

Rental: $25.00
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Tim Kennedy

Negative Capability (1979) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"'All I got of this one' not well beyond any good, restraint is form, stopping short of senselessness, stutter-step before clicking off, meaning to have spoken, the pure light streaming out of the mouth or who knows where, gagging in time before getting ridiculous." --Robert Kocik, "10 Years of Living cinema" catalog

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tim Kennedy

Suspended Animation (1980) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Verisimilitude is a throw away line here. The capacity for uncertainty, mystery, and doubt, lying at the very border of insanity, is able to design in the validity of its form: reconciliation. The human being who surrenders him/herself to that which no longer resembles him/her in any way permits that current of which he/she is not part and which lies behind the dam restraining the world of phenomena to flow back into itself. --T. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tim Kennedy

Man Who Lived Too Soon, The (1991) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $105.00
16mm Rental: $105.00

Joanna Kiernan

Trilogy: Interval/Open & Shut/Narrative Moves (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The film is divided into three sections which all use the same type of images and sounds--a Southern California house and landscape as recorded through a kind of peripheral vision of fragmented notation. The objects and sounds of the film do not have 'given' meanings; they are everyday and inconsequential enough to escape general symbolic appropriation. Each of the three sections constructs a particular syntax for these images and sounds, modulating the way they are experienced and building specific contextual meanings. --J. K.

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Joanna Kiernan

Dream-Work (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 41.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on six dreams and their analyses from Sigmund Freud's THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS, DREAM-WORK presents dreams and analyses equally as material to be worked on. By constantly shifting the register of representation--from literal illustration to widest association--and the point of view of narration--is this Freud's meaning, the dreamer's, or the filmmaker's (or mine, the viewer's)?--the film attempts to open up and to play with the way meaning is made consciously and unconsciously, culturally and individually. --J. K.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Stan King

Cheryl's Film (1974) Super 8, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film's allusive, concentrated imagery portrays a disturbing dream world of inner turmoil. Within this archetypal world, Eros struggles for incarnation in the face taboo. The terror of the confrontation releases the demonic power of Thanatos. The expression of this conflict reveals sexuality as both consumation and consumed." --Christopher M. Aanstoos, West Georgia College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Illumine (1974) Super 8, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"This film evokes resonances of the transcendent or spiritual dimension of existance. These ancient sacred echoes call forth an ardruous yet hopeful journey through dim opacity toward the holy. Answering this call allows a transfiguration of the finite through reflexive meditation upon the infinite." --Christopher M. Aanstoos, West Georgia College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Pace Falling Film (1974) Super 8, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film overrides the viewer's normal information accepting mechanisms. Sometimes the information rate is very high, overloading one's capacity to process the information, causing the viewer to focus in order not to become disorientated. Sometimes the rate is very slow, so one must look more deeply into the image or get bored. These information rates are played back and forth against one another causing the visual system to override the cognitive system. One is forced to watch what the filmmaker wants one to see." --Dr. Matthew Yuschik, University of South california

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Three By Film, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, .5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Not anti-intellectual but definitely not the representation of a thought. The film eludes an exhaustive probe and cripples one's attempt to talk about it while at the same time it rivets one's attention and demands an intelligent interpretation." --Frederick J. Wertz, Hunter College

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Actor Talk (1975) 16mm, black and white, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Discreet and continuous changes take place between the visual images presented in this film. Two different cognitive processes are called upon and the viewer experiences a contrast in the ways in which he interprets the information being presented. Because of a pulsating nature of the image in the film, a cadence is set up which affects the viewer's internal tempo. This effect persists even after the film ends." --Dr. Matthew Yuschik, University of South California

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Bauble (1975) Super 8, color & b/w, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

With this in mind, I presumed it valid to set out to make an ugly film. --S. K. K. "One must know why an art work is aesthetically ugly, and, in order to know why, one must be thoroughly and profoundly cognizant of aesthetic form and organization." --Willard Huntington Wright, "The Creative Will"

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Stan King

John Paskiewicz Portrait Film, The (1975) Super 8, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

"A brutal film portrait attuned to the implicit. It dwells on things so fleeting they're usually over-looked. Somehow the film makes their meaning available to the intellect, but in a mute, stark way." --Frederick J. Wertz, Hunter College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Peter Kingsbury

Cuts (1975) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

This records the anecdotal light between lovers. The film entraps a humorous truth: its cuts are self-inflicted.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lewis Klahr

Her Fragrant Emulsion (1987) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

HER FRAGRANT EMULSION is an obsessional homage to the 60's B-film actress Mimsy Farmer. The film's visceral collage images act as a metaphor for sensuality and move in and out of sync with the soundtrack to evoke the distancing and intimacy cycles that are common in love relationships. --L. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lewis Klahr

Pharaoh's Belt, The (1993) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

"In his most masterful film to date, Lewis Klahr provides a lesson in modern hieroglyphics, assembling collages of contemporary demons and divinities in the guise of advertising images culled from a consumer culture's larger-than-life presentation of its products and the ecstasies they offer. These hyperbolic presences with their radiant colors and alternate promises and pitfalls provide the landscape for a childhood quest that teeters between nightmare and promised land, as Klahr's characters negotiate a labor of extrication from the morass of Betty Crocker chocolate icing, formica kitchens and parental phantoms toward a mastery of the imagination and the attaining of true love." -- Tom Gunning

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Lewis Klahr

Altair (1994) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

ALTAIR offers a cutout animation version of color noir. The images were culled from six late '40s issues of Cosmopolitan magazine and set to an almost four-minute section of Stravinsky's "Firebird" (looped twice) to create a sinister, perfumed world. As in my 1988 visit to this genre, In the Month of Crickets, the narrative is highly smudged leaving legible only the larger signposts of the female protagonist's story. The viewer is encouraged to speculate on the nature and details of the woman's battle with large, malevolent societal forces and her descent into an alcoholic swoon. However I feel it is important to add that what interested me in making this film was very little of what is described above but instead a fascination with the color blue and some intangible association it has for me with the late 1940s.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lewis Klahr

Downs Are Feminine (1994) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

"Lewis Klahr's DOWNS ARE FEMININE unveils a kind of rainy day, indoor, peaceable kingdom of desultory and idyllic debauchery, masturbatory reveries and hermaphroditic transformations. Klahr's oneric collages graft '70s porn of pallid stubbly flesh flagrantly onto Good Housekeeping/Architectural Digest decor (varicolored crab-orchard stone foyers, modacrylic sunbursts, jalousie windows and orientalist metal scrollwork), interior states where characters despoil themselves in Quaalude interludes of dreamy couplings. In this out-of-touch realm, touching is intelligence gathering for a carnal knowledge that will never attain its platonic ideal. The whole atmosphere is pervaded with euphoria, a hopelessness without despair, a contentment beyond longing. If Klahr's Yesterday's Glue presented an after-hours club world of pining narcissists where the mandatory sex, drugs and rock and roll was glacial if not sinister, DOWNS ARE FEMININE presents a world that edges past despondency to become an amoral libertine glade that is at its core abeyant but benevolent." -- Mark McElhatten

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lewis Klahr

Pony Glass (1998) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

PONY GLASS is the story of comic book character Jimmy Olsen's secret life. In this 15-minute cutout animation Superman's pal embarks on his most adult adventure ever as he navigates the treacherous shoals of early '60s romance trying to resolve a sexual identity crisis of epic proportions. A three-act melodrama -- each act has its own song -- filmed in my signature collage style that "unmasks" our collective iconic inheritance as Americans while significantly expanding the notion of what a music video can do. "Klahr cruises the elysian backstreets of childhood comic books to make a set of 'musicals' ripened by blue-eyed melos and soul-searching psychodrama. Cub reporter Jimmy Olsen proves to be a pony of a different stripe and a man of steel as he ascends beyond good and evil in this bittersweet bildungsroman." -- Mark McElhatten, New York Film Festival "In a different vein is Lewis Klahr's PONY GLASS, a high point of Program 2, to be shown at 5 PM tomorrow. The central character of this cartoon collage whose visual focus is in the 1950s, is Jimmy Olsen the cub reporter from 'Superman', who is imagined in scenarios with musical accompaniment dealing with racial and sexual anxiety. The character is liberated from a repressed Milquetoast into a figure posed in various pornographic couplings. The synergy of intense pop music and cartoons makes for a disturbingly heady meditation on transgressive imagery and popular culture." -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times "Less fussy and far more transgressive than his previous work, Klahr's collage animation PONY GLASS makes comic-book hero Jimmy Olsen the locus of desperate anxieties about sexuality and race. The film is so charged with fear and desire that a simple iris down to black made the hair stand up on the back of my neck." -- Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Lewis Klahr

Failed Cardigan Maneuver, A (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

This 3 song, cutout melodrama measures a man through his lovelife -- his childhood sweetheart in the small town he grows up in, through World War Two, to his incorrigible bachelorhood in 1950's corporate Manhattan. "Here, children in a garden of outsize fruit dream of food and love, then grow up to have unhappy office affairs in the glamourous Manhattan of the late 1950's. Sinatra sings another sad saloon song but Klahr doesn't need him for the mysterious alchemy that makes these paper dolls so expressive, eloquent, and moving." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Lewis Klahr

Govinda (1999) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

A three act (a song an act) melodrama about the coming of age of the American counterculture in the 60's and 70's as a generation moves from innocence to experience; idealism to disillusion to attempted re-integration. Highlights include rephotographed super 8 home movie footage of an alternative high school and a full blown hippie wedding. The climactic film from my feature length series ENGRAM SEPALS (Melodramas 1994-2000) which traces a history of American intoxication from World War 2 to the 1970's.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Lewis Klahr

Marietta's Lied (1999) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Marietta' Lied is an animation set to Korngold's exquisite song from his opera Die Tode Stadt. The piece uses cutouts of German cabaret performers from 1935 to render in mythic shorthand the tragic story of the emigration to Los Angeles of many German Jewish composers but in particular Korngold's life. The film was commissioned by soprano Constance Hauman for her narrative recital Exiles in Paradise which in its latest version, premiered this past November (1998) in New York City.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lewis Klahr

Aperture of Ghostings, The (2001) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Elsa Kirk 5 min. 1999 Catherine Street 3 min. 2001 Creased Robe Smile 4.5 min. 2001 In the mid 1990's I unearthed three photographic contact sheets of 3 different women in a thrift store in the East Village. Only one was named and dated -- Elsa Kirk, Feb 22 '63, but all looked like they were from the same photographer and time period. There were 12 images per sheet of these Models/Actresses and I found myself quite moved by the strong sense of aspiration in their poses; a poignant blend of fiction and reality. At first, I was unable to translate these images into collage animation. So instead, I began making xerox enlargements of the sheets which I turned into a series of flat collages. Eventually these became storyboards for the films and led to the hieroglyphic montage style of the completed trilogy -- an approach that I had intuited when first attracted to the potential of cutouts two decades ago, but had never been able to capture on film.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lewis Klahr

Engram Sepals (2001) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

The dead body remembers. The Tibetan book of the dead meets film noir. An elliptical narrative of adultery and corporate espionage set to a score by Morton Feldman and shot in high contrast B&W. There's a glimpse of Eternity in those deep, luminous blacks. The title film from my feature length series ENGRAM SEPALS (Melodramas 1994-2000) which traces a history of American intoxication from World War 2 to the 1970's. "L. Ron Hubbard employed "engram" -- a biological coinage meaning the permanent change wrought by stimulus to protoplasm -- to characterize repressed traumas. In a different sense, Carl Jung used the word to describe imprinted "racial" memories. Collage filmmaker Lewis Klahr, who calls his latest cycle Engram Sepals, is an artist who traffics in both pyschic scars and cultural remembrance, conditions he suggests are organic by attaching engram to a botanical term for flower stem." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cindy Kleine

Holy Matter (1996) , min

Rental: $50.00

Larry Kless

How They Saw the New World (1991) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, History

HOW THEY SAW THE NEW WORLD examines the media's affect on our worldview, exploring some of the milestone events that have affected our perception of history. The persistence of a mythology based on fiction is realized, with the advent of television being the highest common denominator.

Rental: $50.00 (institutions only)
16mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Kless

Negative Kid, The (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

An exploration of the child's archetype, the mythical objects and icons which are inanimate, yet have a life of their own, as with places of memory. References to light, and glimpses of the vanishing future, THE NEGATIVE KID is a journey into the past; into the intimate space where myths are formed and primordial images emerge.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kless

Works By Larry Kless 1988-90 6 Short Works (1991) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: COWBOYS WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE, THE NEGATIVE KID and POST-MODERN DAYDREAM See film descriptions above. This tape also includes A KINDER GENTLER NATION?, WARNING SIGNS and POLITICAL GESTURES. Constructed with images all from broadcast TV, A KINDER GENTLER NATION? explores the ironic banality of this statement by the president who says one thing but means another. "George Bush's infamous slogan is contrasted with video reality." -- Scott Stark, VCR Video Show, San Francisco Cinematheque, 1991 WARNING SIGNS juxtaposes images from educational films, broadcast television, and video feedback to subvert the works' original intention meant as information. It is an attempt to distort their messages so that they make no sense at all -- or do they? POLITICAL GESTURES is a study of the urban textures that reflect personal ideologies injected into the public sphere. Expressions of individuals' and groups' political agendas are framed within this time capsule of events that chronicles the passing of 1989 to 1990. The original footage was shot on a S8mm film, mainly frame by frame, as a daily image document.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Larry Kless

Post-Modern Daydream (1989) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"An integral blend of picture and sound making and experimental film that compels the viewer to pay attention to the late 20th century catastrophe. A true San Francisco film in the adventuresome spirit of a long avant-garde tradition." -- Barbara Hammer POST-MODERN DAYDREAM was produced six months prior to the earthquake that shook the SF Bay Area on October 17th, 1989. Meant in reference to the legendary earthquake on April 18th, 1906, its prophetic statement is reminiscent of both fateful days.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kless

Cowboys Were Not Nice People (1990) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

History paints a heroic picture of the so-called "cowboys" of history. Using the "hero" as a metaphor to question his validity, COWBOYS WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE is an attempt to break down the solid foundation upon which myths of modern society are based. Composed entirely on the optical printer, the film involves rhythmic editing and montage sequences of found footage and camera original exploring the mythical frontiers of Western culture and the romanticism of colonialism.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Herb Kline

Walls of Fire () color, 60 min

Rental: $45.00

John Knecht

Flashy Dancer (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Knecht's films are characterized by a high degree of mediation between photographed subject and final image. Knecht employs an original process of animating hand-colored frame enlargements... (this) animation process was first used in FLASHY DANCER. FLASHY DANCER is Knecht's first presentation of the illusion/anti-illusionism dialectic fundamental to much of avant-garde film." --Joyce Rheuben, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Knecht

Bilm-Fuilding Part Five (This is Not Video) (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"... a sequence of shifting and undulating non-objective imagery produced by Knecht's animated regeneration of the electronic undulations of the original images on the video screen." --Joyce Rheuben, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

John Knecht

Primary Concerns of Roy G. Biv, The (1978) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

A constructed framework used to illuminate a reflection on the color spectrum by means of a complex of 'narrative' cross-references. --J. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Knecht

Continuing the Adventures of Adrian Block (1980) 16mm, color, 33.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"At the heart of the film is the sense of an America that has somewhere along the line betrayed itself and its original good intentions, and a longing for a time and a place where this betrayal could be effaced. ... a series of set pieces, often involving Knecht himself... imaginative, very funny." --Adam Brooks, New York Rocker, Dec. 1982

Rental: $75.00

John Knecht

Aspects of a Certain History (1984) 16mm, color, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

"... a film about two different types of history which can never adequately explain themselves to each other and which always remain in contradiction. The first is the history of aggressive U. S. foreign policy which, the film suggests, will inevitably lead to the end of the world unless things change. The second is a more personal history of a younf American growing up with rural values, loving the culture and the landscape into which he has been born but used, abused and confused by the way those values seem to have led to the horror of Vietnam." --Mick Eaton, London, spring 1985

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

John Knecht

Possible Fog of Heaven, The (1993) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

THE POSSIBLE FOG OF HEAVEN is a consideration of the dimensionality of metaphysics and the metaphysics of dimensionality. Elvis speaks for the first time from the afterlife, describing in voice over and graphic text, his experience in Heaven. The Structure of the tape follows the King's last prescription. --J. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Knecht

301 Nails... No Air Loss!! (1995) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

301 Nails... is a continuation of a series of work which considers destiny. Set in a gambling casino near a boxing ring next to the big church behind the race track. The protagonist and "Spider" duck and weave their way through the day's events tempting fate with their own prophesies. They finally end up skipping town and head to the big game in Mermerosa only to come to a screeching halt.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Knoop

Penumbra () 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

PENUMBRA: memorablia of the egg cosmos/ Rainbows suckling metal caps/ Simultaneous expansion of light and sound/ For dream investigation/ A hive that hums with the sound of zeros/ Icy eons of electrical vibration/ Time knotted and compressed/ Where angles would linger/ Deep circles and reverberations/ Sounding sound as they would in spacial flight. --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Kobland

Frame (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A seashore landscape, structured first by a moving car then re-constructed optically. A re-structured landscape. Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival; Bellevue Film Festival.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Ken Kobland

Vestibule (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 22.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Ruminations on a very familiar city place/space; one which for me is filled with histories, fantasies and the everyday.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ken Kobland

Picking Up the Pieces (1978) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A 17-image exercise using freeze frames of a tenement hallway, which interests me in its placements and displacements.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ken Kobland

Near and Far/Now and Then (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A two-part film, one part unedited camera footage of a late Autumn to Winter woods, and the other a highly manipulated blue-screen re-photography process. Each part mimics the action of the other. Each is involved with a background-foreground, motion-to-still image juxtaposition: with the whole to the part, the arrested moment to the one just gone, the nostalgia of space and time. --K. K.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ken Kobland

Landscape & Desire (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 46.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The film was initially shot in super-8, between July and September, on a Greyhound bus trip from New York to Los Angeles. The project began as a film of a Samuel Beckett short story, "The Lost Ones," which describes a society of people who live in shallow dirt cylinders. For my part, "I get on a local bus, which is supposedly going to Pittsburgh, although it has San Francisco marked as its destination. Massive traffic jam at the tunnel, because of a propane truck wreck on the bridge. So far there is no air conditioning; 110 degrees in the terminal, and it must be at least that on the bus." "Lush, mordantly nostalgic, LANDSCAPE AND DESIRE is Kobland's best realized work to date." -- J. Hoberman

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Ken Kobland

Communists Are Comfortable and 3 Other Stories, The (1988) 16mm, color & b/w, 64.75 min

Genre: Experimental

I am trying to articulate, through the use of landscape and monologue, a sense of human "fatality," a sense of the inevitable failure of idealism; inevitable because its fate is in people, and their foibles. The films' imagery is drawn from personal memory, urban housing project landscapes, social history, dreams, HUAC testimony, apartment interiors, a "woods." The "Other Stories" (the monologues) are formed out of the male-gender rhetoric of success and defeat, of dealing and "getting-by." "The sadness of lost ideals and forgotten hope ... through a stream of images and sounds that relate to one another in allusive, ambiguous, even mysterious ways. Its power lies in its resonant visual design, its subtle moods, and the precision of its gentle, almost musical passage across the screen." -- David Sterritt

Rental: $195.00
16mm Rental: $195.00

Ken Kobland

Moscow X (1993) VHS NTSC, , 56 min

Genre: Experimental

A city-journal. Moscow, in the fall of 1990. Between the-not-yet and the-no-longer; the paradise-that-never-was, and the one-that-never-is. --K. K. (Shot on 16mm)

Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $200.00

Caroline Koebel

Calm Calm Calm Calm (1990) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A woman chews steak and gazes onto a scene of kids-in-boats circling around to the repeated sound of a chorus asking "Father" for permission (or knowledge or approval or power). Takes a critical yet humorous stab at patriarchy through its use of found materials--the "rat on the sidewalk".

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caroline Koebel

Curve Point (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Two people traverse the landscape of San Francisco in an atmosphere of pervasive doom--whether it be the destruction of a city, the decline of humanity, the dissolution of a love relationship, or a debilitating neurosis. Imagine CURVE POINT as some turn along a winding road (say Highway 1) which is either the site of many accidents or a spot to park & romance while enjoying the view.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caroline Koebel

Knucklebones (1992) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Follows the course of hysterical outburst to instances of alienation and isolation. From a 1903 newspaper, "While fifteen hundred persons looked on in breathless excitement, an electric bolt sent the man-killing elephant staggering to the ground. With her own life, she paid for the lives if the three men she had killed."

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Caroline Koebel

Puss! The Booted Cat (1995) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Erotic

PUSS! THE BOOTED CAT is an erotic short that laps up the various incarnations of the classic fairytale Puss-In-Boots. The tale, popularized in 17th century France by author Charles Perrault, is here transformed into a contemporary adventure of unrequited love, lands-titles-and-goods-to-be-conquered, identities-to-be-claimed, and feminine feline power. The heroine, who is both the woman Mademoiselle Puss and Puss the car, battles loss and misfortune with irrepressible rebellious energies. At last she is able to relax in her throne of the Bubastic Queendom, enjoying music, dance, and a most unusual mushroom--it had once been the ogre whose vengeance is the catalyst of this particular episode in one of her nine lives. The film's black-and-white images, intertitles, nonsynchronous sound, low tech "tricks", and theatricalized acting-style borrow from early film even as its modern-day references, fast paced editing, and feminist sensibility place it paws down in the present. --C. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Claudia Kolgen

Ricercar (1984) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The film focuses on the relation between image and sound. A movement through space and emptiness describes a state of desire. --C. K. "The material's state of aggregation corresponds: the moving visual surfaces which each time form a different image together, two bows that draw out the cello's full range in constantly varying colour nuances. The camera keeps moving through a hall and different spaces, now and then coming across the cellist who is playing - the illusion of recording is enervating. The autonomy of both elements is not affected, partly through conscious choice, partly through chance. At most there is an analogy of sound and colour at the very end: high shrieking tones and overexposures." --Friederieke Jochems

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Claudia Kolgen

Wende (1985) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An abstract film, which has as its theme, the relationship between image and the spoken word. The constantly moving image stands in juxtaposition to the gradual dissolution of the spoken word. --C. K.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Nicole Koschmann

Cinderella Lies (1996) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A short narrative that explores patterns of communication in a heterosexual relationship that has lost its passion.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Nicole Koschmann

Fishing For Brad (1998) 35mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

16mm images of an exotic dancer and a man fishing are optically printed side by side onto 35mm film, in an attempt to juxtapose two completely different visions of desire.

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Herbert Kosower

Face, The (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Based on the original engravings of Piero Fornasetti. An animated bit of whimsy triggered by the premise that IDEAS lead to IDEAS. In what has been described as 'film absurdity' Kosower manipulates a soman's face into the bizarre and the beautiful. New York film critic Judith Crist said at the New York awards presentation that it was delightful to find such a whimsical and well-done film among the seriousness of so many other films in the festival. --H. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Kostelanetz

Berlin Lost, A (1984) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

In this visual history, the Cemetery and its evocative gravestones become an archaeological window into a Berlin that, alas, no longer exists.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Karen Kramer

Jolo Serpent Handlers, The (1978) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

An in-depth portrait of a small snake-handling church in Appalachia, that not only shows two fascinating serpent-handling services, but answers many of the questions about this religion and the people who practice it. Church members speak of why they handle snakes; what gap it fills in their lives; what it's like to grow up in the religion; and the pain of losing a family member from the poisonous snakebite. Varied scenes of: the rattlesnake hunt through the mountains; the washing of the serpents; the annual outdoor homecoming service; a rare documentation of an all-night prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite; and many interviews taken with people inside the relaxed atmosphere of their homes. --K. K.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Karen Kramer

Haitian Song (1982) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A beautiful and alluring film about life in a small rural village, the film focuses on the 'rituals' of everyday life; getting water from the river; making rope by hand from sisal; cooking rice and beans over an outdoor fire; planting and harvesting; etc. A lyrical portrait punctuated by haunting songs, the film is recommended for any audience interested in how another people lives. --K. K.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Karen Kramer

To Serve the Gods (1982) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

"... introduces us to the intricate system of belief, ritual, performance, and aesthetic values in a service for the gods in Southern Haiti. It exemplifies the close relationships between the gods, the land and the extended family in one rural community. By the film's conclusion we have learned that to serve the gods is to celebrate. And celebration involves drumming, song, dance possession, animal sacrifice, and sharing food. Recommended not only to anthropologists and students of Afro-Caribbean religions, but also to general audiences interested in Haitian life." --American Anthropologist

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Karen Kramer

Legacy of the Spirits (1986) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

An informative documentary about the religion of Vodou (commonly called 'voodoo' by outsiders), that gets rid of many of the stereotypes connected with this religion. It traces the religion from Africa to Haiti to New York City and explains the meaning of the rituals, the pantheon of spirits, the sacred drawings, possession, more. Filmed entirely in the Caribbean communities of New York City, it is the priests and priestesses themselves who narrate the film and give it the quality of being both personal, yet informative. Since the religion has always been kept underground, this is the first time practitioners have spoken openly about it on camera. --K. K.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Robert Kramer

In The Country (1966) 16mm, black and white, 65 min

Genre: Narrative

The film deals with some of the contemporary forms of isolation and self-obsession. The story of this couple set apart in the country, turning increasingly upon themselves, derives its meaning from the former political engagement of the man. Both the former political attachments, and the city that they chose not to visit anymore, encroach upon them increasingly; they are caught precisely in the lapse between all their former associations, beliefs, attempts, and a new ground that they haven't been able to define. The film becomes almost a close case history of this trapping, repetitive state pain. --R. K.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Robert Kramer

Edge, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Until Vietnam and the ghettos and new Vietnams and our own circumscribed lives interpenetrate with the rare good release of human moments, nothing is really possible but our being dominated and effectively controlled." --Robert Kramer from an interview with Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Robert Kramer

Ice (1969) 16mm, black and white, 134 min

Genre: Narrative

"ICE to me is the most original and most significant American narrative film in two, maybe three years. I like this slow, measured flow, which is mysterious. unpredictable, full of dark corners. It is far from the usual melodrama. I like its movements, its people, its mood. The film probes in depth the most urgent contemporary realities. Robert Kramer is a filmmaker of the first magnitude." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $225.00
16mm Rental: $225.00

Robert Kramer

Milestones (1975) 16mm, color, 206 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"... is a vast mosaic of a movie, is very much about the survivors of America's radical left today, but it's a good deal more than a lamentation or a recollection of old causes. It's both sympathetic and optimistic. MILESTONES is interesting as a report on a political movement, made by two men who are intimately connected to that movement, but it's important for far more provocative reasons. MILESTONES is virtually a meditation on today's spoken American language, which sounds as is it were becoming less and less adequate. Robert Kramer is one of our most original and gifted filmmakers. MILESTONES... is as carefully arranged as a piece of music. It moves forwards and backwards, and sometimes sideways, using images, emotions and, most frequently, words as themes... it bursts with unexpected life." --Vincent Canby, New York Times

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

End of the Art World (1971) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 32.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

With Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Michael Snow. "With a quality of humor possible only with depth of understanding, Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art." -- Joan Braderman, Artforum "The interviews with the individual artists vary from gala opening with Warhol's superstars at the Whitney Museum ... to the creation of actual art work in the studios of Rauschenberg and Snow." -- Howard Guttenplan, Millennium Film Journal "With ferocious wit, Ms. Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in END OF THE ART WORLD. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images of the usual art documentary to create her own work of art." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Blood (1975) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political_social activism

Starring Larry Fine, Abbie Herrick, Evan McHale, Mark Lyon and Annie Sharkiss. A funny, bitter look at middle-class youth trying to be tough in the trappings of pornography, drugs and quick money. A film about desperation in the New York streets. "In its stream-of-consciousness way, BLOOD (1975) evokes Manhattan street life even more powerfully than Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver. Ms. Krasilovsky brings into camera an array of furtive, frustrated people -- e. g., hookers and juvenile delinquents -- and allows them to talk about themselves as we watch them in action. As a depiction of contemporary urban despair, BLOOD, more specifically, is an angry, outraged protest of the exploitation of women by men. Indeed, this 21-minute film is punctuated by shots of the covers of lurid paperbacks featuring bondage and framed by an embittered theme song, 'Women in Chains.'" -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Just Between Me & God (1982) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

An environmental love story. A fisherman and his wife and the Mississippi River wildlife they love are pitted between the construction of a drag race track and a raging chemical fire. Eleanor and Will Roberge call this precarious spot of beauty on the edge of Memphis' industrial ruins "Innisfree." "The heavies of the film are chemical plant smokestacks, beer cans and the dump fires that send animals and residents scurrying for safety." -- The Commercial Appeal

Rental: $20.00
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Alexis Krasilovsky

What Memphis Needs (1991) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Contrasting the black and white cultures of Memphis, Tennessee, WHAT MEMPHIS NEEDS is based on a poem written in the Free People's Poetry Workshop of the internationally renowned "prison poet" Etheridge Knight. From ponies running through the Memphis cottonwoods to a girl running across the construction site of Mud Island, from white kids in a West Memphis parade throwing candy at black bystanders to a Bible reading in the Lorraine Motel, and from rock 'n' rollers to marquee lights on Beale Street, WHAT MEMPHIS NEEDS provides a searing cross-section of Memphis history and society. Featuring the Harmonikeys and Roosevelt Briggs. Categories of interest: Black Studies, Urban Studies, Poetry, Women's Studies, Civil Rights, Harmonica, Blues, the American South. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour; The '90s, PBS; Anthology Film Archives; Louisville Int'l Film & Video Festival.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Best Gal in the West (1992) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Epicenter U (1995) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

A first-hand account about healing from natural disaster, EPICENTER U. is also a multi-cultural portrait of a university which suffered $350 million in damages. "From gripping testimonials to comic relief, the new film EPICENTER U. chronicles the impact of the Northridge Earthquake on the people of California State University, Northridge." - Daily News "I have never been in a earthquake. While watching the film I really felt, for the first time, the costs to both the individual and the community of such a disaster. ... Drawing on her own original filmmaking style developed over years of notable filmmaking, she uses a collage of techniques (cinema verité, direct camera address interviews, slow motion, essayist documentary, poetry) to explore the film's complex and elusive subject matter. More importantly, perhaps, is her collaboration with her students. She gives them a real voice." -- Dr. Michelle Citron, Radio-TV-Film Dept., Northwestern University

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $195.00

Pam Kray

Ghost Sonata, The (1988) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A LOOSE adaption of August Strinberg's play, set in a house in Washington DC. House madness: living with the ghosts of everyone else's mess.

Rental: $20.00
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Pam Kray

Ghost Sonata / The Million Heirs (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Pam Kray

Million Heirs, The (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A tale of legacy and inheritance, one inherits a job, one the ability to be in two places at once. Everyone leaves something behind. Idea came from anecdote about an American Indian elder surveying the landscape with a youth: "One day, my son, none of this will be yours."

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

James Krell

Paper Palsy (1972) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Ilike to go to oregon hills/ Iroll down with my arms because/ Iwant to go slower/ Iam scared. --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
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James Krell

Shoreline of China, The (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Monument of the bay easter/ gail sits in the crease for two days/ refusing drink or food/ angels arrive and reveal she is a glorious bum/ ALTHOUGH IT WAS L(1965)arry --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
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James Krell

Coda/M. C. (1975) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Krell

Wolverine Kills T. V. (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Krell

30 Days: Speed Or Gravity (1976) 16mm, black and white, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Krell

Action Past Compassion (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Krell

Alpine Lookout #1 (1976) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Sweeten offering to the god/ everyone thought i was beauty/ but it was the result of mirror/ bread/ alargegreeb spotlite. --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
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James Krell

Finally a Lamb (1976) 16mm, black and white, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

One holding the anti-Chalcedonium doctrine that the human and divine in Christ constitute only one nature (comprising a simple gnome) "the father was ableeding fag : stroking the alter boys eating the aborted nons. --J. K.

Rental: $28.00
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James Krell

Four Rolls (Rarely Pre-Dated) (Tribute to Marcel Duchamp) (1976) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

James Krell

Fur (But Less Fun) (1976) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

James Krell

Alpine Lookout #2 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Sweeten offerings to the gods/ i thought everyone was honesty/ but they were a result of mirror/ meat/ a l a r g e r e d flash/ A --J. K.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Krell

Ram's Photo's (1977) 16mm, black and white, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

James Krell

Shame, Shame: Dallas Diary, 1964 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 27.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

James Krell

Thank You/Your Receipt (1977) 16mm, color, 31.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Krell

All Area (1978) 16mm, black and white, 33.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

James Krell

Alpine Lookout #3 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

James Krell

Kay Serra Serra/The Mirrors (New Paltz Diary, 1975) (1978) 16mm, black and white, 24.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

James Krell

(Kozo Okamoto's Quote) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Krell

On the Count of Love (Indian Lake Diary, 1977) (1980) 16mm, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

James Krell

Second Thoughts (1980) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

GHOST DANCE LOTS OF FLARESTHE BODY OF A WOMAN identified as lies under a blanket on fogs of san fran. small bits --J. K.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Kurt Kren

One-Man Show () color & b/w, 72 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $275.00

Kurt Kren

2/60: 48 Heads From The Szondi-Test (1960) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Following early experiments on 8mm between 1953 and 1957, [Kren] made his first 16mm film VERSUCH MIT SYNTHETISCHEM TON (1957), including a drawn soundtrack beginning to develop the notions of formal relationships between simple images. But his next three films, made between then and 1961, showed the systematic direction of his work most clearly: 48 KOPFE AUS DEM SZONDI TEST (1960) and BAUME IM HERBST (1960) being shot according to system, and MAUERN-POSITIV-NEGATIV UND WEG (1961) being edited that way. It is also evident in these films and is confirmed in his next, FENSTERGUCKER, ABFALL, ETC. (1962), that even if Kren rejected poetic or narrative intention, the images of his work were in no way neutral, arbitrary or convenient fillers for a mathematical system." - Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond, 1977 "[I]n this concentrationary universe, no one's his own self, everyone's everyone and nothing. Ruthlessly executed, the formal idea becomes a gruesome philosophical jest." -- Raymond Durgnat, International Times, 1966

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

3/60: Trees During Autumn (1960) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The first embodiment of [a] concept of structural activity in cinema comes in Kren's BAUME IM HERBST, where the camera as subjective observer is constrained within a systematic or structural procedure, incidentally the precursors of the most structuralist aspect of Michael Snow's later work. In this film, perception of material relationships in the world is seen to be no more than a product of the structural activity in the work. Art forms experience." -- Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond, 1977

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

4/61: Walls Pos Neg. Way (1961) 16mm, black and white, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"In a flickering symbol shattering image shattering, total collage technique, he energizes the cinema frame with a unique thing-ness that energizes the viewer." -- Al Hansen, Ecce Homo, 1967

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

5/62: Maggoty Moon (1962) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

6/64: Papa & Mama (1964) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"With the making of his sixth film, 6/64: MAMA AND PAPA, Kren introduced subject-matter that was considered at that time to be highly revolutionary or even explosive. He began filming 'actions' and 'happenings' staged by Otto Muehl and Gunter Brus, and by the Vienna Institute for Direct Art." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Kurt Kren

7/64 Leda & The Swan (1964) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kren's next film was 7/64: LEDA AND THE SWAN, also based on a Muehl materialaktion. The almost convulsive use of juxtaposition reappears here, but the captured gesture assumes a more erotic sensitivity, though the 'action' itself was primarily a gradual destruction of the erotic." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

8/64: Ana-Action Gunther Brus (1964) 16mm, black and white, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"8/64: ANA is Kren's first film of an 'action' by Gunter Brus. This three-minute film was far more akin to the American-style 'happening' in that the content was not particularly extreme. It was built up from items such as broken bicycle parts, a nude model, pieces of furniture, and these elements were then obscured or transformed by having a layer of paint thrown on them. "Kren films short sequences from many different angles, using high-contrast black and white film to create an effect not unlike that of a painting by Robert Kline." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

9/64: O Tannenbaum (1964) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"In 9/64: O CHRISTMAS TREE, Kren offers a more visually descriptive development of a Muehl 'action.' The images have been chosen to follow a more dramatic sequence, probably because the action itself contained a wide range of images and materials ...." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

10/65-67: Self Destruction (1965) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kren's 10/65: SELF-MUTILATION is developed from a Gunter Brus 'action.' What the film emphasizes is the surrealistic drama of symbolic self-destruction that Kren drew out of Brus's action, pacing out each gesture so that one gets a tense, iconoclastic revelation of a man covered in white plaster lying surrounded by razor blades and a range of instruments looking as if they have been taken from an operating theater. The blades, scissors and scalpels are gradually inserted into him in a ritualistic self-operation." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

11/65: Helga Philipp Painting (1965) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"11/65: BILD HELGA PHILIPP is an optical abstraction of an optical abstraction: Kren has simply intercut filmed movements and sections from an Op painting by Helga Philipp - the result is motion opticals." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

12/66: Cosinius Alpha (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kren's last film to include any direct reference to Otto Muehl is 12/66: COSINUS ALPHA, a 10-minute film that completes a cycle of elaborate sensual montages and materials." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

13/67: Sinus Beta (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Montage of several shots, as from actions of Muehl and Brus at DIAS 1966 in London, from my film 2/60: 48 HEADS FROM THE SZONDI TEST, etc.

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

15/67: T. V. (1967) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"... Kren's next important systematic film is TV (1967). In TV, the system is different in kind and pace from that which exists in much of his other work. Instead of operating primarily at the kinetic level, or with rapid perceptual rhythm, this film involves the audience in a conceptual and reflexive process. Five short sequences, each about eight frames long, are all shot from the same viewpoint in a quay-side cafe. They show a window, broken by the silhouettes of objects and people within the cafe and by the passage of people and a ship outside. Each shot containing some small movement is repeated in the film 21 times, in mathematically determined order. They are separated by short, equal sequences of black spacing, except that longer black sequences separate larger phrases of repeats from each other rather like punctuation. The significance does not lie in the mathematical sequences as such, but in how the viewer attempts to decipher the structure." -- Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

16/67: September 20 (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"The Viennese appear to have the closest of contacts with the American underground. Kurt Kren's 20 September... represents the most anti-aesthetic and most consistent venture. English film-makers describe Kren's film as an 'Eating, Drinking, Pissing and Shitting film,' and indeed, we see a day in the life of a man reduced to drinking beer, eating cabbage and then excreting its remains - and the camera work is so unspeakably crass that even hard-baked observers do not react without embarrassment." -Theodor Schroder

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Kurt Kren

17/68: Green-Red (1968) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Meditation on green and red bottles.

Rental: $20.00
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Kurt Kren

18/68: Venecia Kaputt (1968) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

"In 1968, Kren made VENECIA KAPUTT, which lasts only six seconds, and utilizes scratching on film to erase an image of Venice." -- Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Irving Kriesberg

Out of Into (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

The artist has deposited the original, silent version with Film-makers' Cooperative; the same film with electronic music score composed by Bulent Arel is available through Films Inc. --(per I. K.) "Brazenly introspective... hypnotic... bizarre." --Howard Thompson, New York Times

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Irving Kriesberg

Pastoral () 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Free symbolism generated by the flow and change of forms; beautiful. --I. K. "Unique; extraordinary sustained emotion." --Hans Richter

Rental: $30.00
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Roland Krueger

Duesseldorf 84/85 (1985) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Roland Krueger

Chicago 86/87 (1987) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Lee Krugman

Untitled (1975) Regular 8mm, color, 2.5 min

Unknown. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Dear Chuck (1974) Regular 8mm, black and white, 3 min

Look into yourself, listen to yourself and don't always take that perception so seriously. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Magoo Loop (1974) Regular 8mm, black and white, 5 min

A couple of characters whose act centers around the oh so plastic framework of film. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Land & Sea (1975) Regular 8mm, color, 11.5 min

A grammatical approach to landscape, based on a daily temporal event. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Ferry (1976) Regular 8mm, color, 6 min

A trip to uncertain destination. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Lee Krugman

Waterfront (1976) Regular 8mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Movement towards the ethereal, transforming images into personal ideas. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

3 Views (1978) Regular 8mm, color, 1 min

3 views of Manhattan, to be projected twice. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

P. M. (1978) Regular 8mm, color, 2.5 min

A personal mystery. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Lifeline (1980) Regular 8mm, color, 4.5 min

A film about survival. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Lee Krugman

Days and Night (1982) Super 8, color, 10.75 min

Urban incidents translated with an intent that alternately veers towards introspection and exposition. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

David Krutchik

Genius of Catherine Lenoir, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: History

The French historian Jules Michelet has recounted the tragic story of a young girl in 18th Century France who, after falling under the influence of a local priest, is accused by him of witchcraft, tried, and burnt at the stake. The tables are turned, however, when the story falls into the hands of a motion picture mogul, a screenwriter, and a remarkable leading lady. --D. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Kubelka

Adebar: 5X (1957) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"His films exist outside the art-as-a-game scramble. Each of his films is what it IS - and TO perfection ... and WITH, yes, feeling: but of such a nature as to render 'sentiment' a hard word or else a word hard to use in relationship. There is NO sentimentality in his works such as would divide the emotional and intellectual responses to them. Each WORKS, as he did work to make each one an expression of his whole being at the time of making and, thus, no two of his films are in any way alike -- each film being as distinct from every other as any moment of a man's life may be if he lives it fully ... which is to say: to perfection! "And his works are sound films. Here, at last, is a film-maker's ear that creates in contrapuntal accord with his eye in the making. He achieves this, too, thru his sense of the perfect - so much so that if, for instance, ADEBAR is projected even one frame out of sync the whole track becomes exceptional 'background music' but in no sense the experience of his making ... and if the projectioning is perfectly synced (the distance between gate and sound-reader exactly 26 frames) the experience is an indescribably new one for any with eyes and ears to see/hear it." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Peter Kubelka

Mosaik Im Vertrauen (1955) 16mm, 35mm, color & b/w, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Born March 23, 1934 in Vienna, Austria. Independent filmmaker since 1952. A founder-member and curator of the Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum since 1963. "Peter Kubelka is the perfectionist of the film medium: and, as I honor that quality above all others at this time (finding such a lack of it now elsewhere), I would simply like to say: Peter Kubelka is the world's greatest film-maker -- which is to say, simple: see his films! ... by all means/above all else ... et cetera." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00
35mm Rental: $85.00

Peter Kubelka

Adebar: 2x (1957) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

"His films exist outside the art-as-a-game scramble. Each of his films is what it IS - and TO perfection ... and WITH, yes, feeling: but of such a nature as to render 'sentiment' a hard word or else a word hard to use in relationship. There is NO sentimentality in his works such as would divide the emotional and intellectual responses to them. Each WORKS, as he did work to make each one an expression of his whole being at the time of making and, thus, no two of his films are in any way alike -- each film being as distinct from every other as any moment of a man's life may be if he lives it fully ... which is to say: to perfection! "And his works are sound films. Here, at last, is a film-maker's ear that creates in contrapuntal accord with his eye in the making. He achieves this, too, thru his sense of the perfect - so much so that if, for instance, ADEBAR is projected even one frame out of sync the whole track becomes exceptional 'background music' but in no sense the experience of his making ... and if the projectioning is perfectly synced (the distance between gate and sound-reader exactly 26 frames) the experience is an indescribably new one for any with eyes and ears to see/hear it." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Kubelka

Schwechater (1958) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A reel of two prints. My films give the greatest pleasure to those who know them by heart. All my films may be projected several times, in a row, but I would request you to project ADEBAR, SCHWECHATER and UNSERE AFRIKAREISE at least twice. ADEBAR and SCHWECHATER are available in reels containing the films twice and in reels containing the films five times. Note: Reels containing the films five times available only from Film-Makers' Cooperative, NY. "Peter Kubelka's films move with the rhapsody of precision. Nowhere else in cinema have I been so stuck to a sense of everything being just right; a unique pleasure to say the least. There are at present a multiplying number of films which use techniques similar to Kubelka's, and which attempt similar effects; but for all the experiment rampant now, his visions of absolute time transcend and show up all that is merely modern." -- Ken Kelman "The world he gives us is comprehensive and lucid ...." -- P. Adams Sitney "Kubelka's cinema is like a piece of crystal, or some other object of nature: it doesn't look like it was produced by man ...." -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Peter Kubelka

Arnulf Rainer (1960) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"He has even created a film (called ARNULF RAINER) whose images can no more be 'turned off' by the closing of eyes than can the soundtrack thereof it (for it is composed entirely of white frame rhythming thru black inter-spaces and of such an intensity as to create its pattern straight thru closed eyelids) so that the whole 'mix' of the audio-visual experience is clearly 'in the head,' so to speak: and if one looks at it openly, one can see one's own eye cells as if projected onto the screen and can watch one's optic physiology activated by the sound track in what is, surely, the most basic Dance of Life of all (for the sounds of the film do resemble and, thus, prompt the inner-ear's hearing of its own pulse output at intake of sound). "These films must, very truly, be seen and very truly seen and heard to be believed!" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00
35mm Rental: $65.00

Peter Kubelka

Unsere Afrikareise (1966) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Museum of Modern Art, 1967: "New Cinema - An International Selection" "UNSERE AFRIKAREISE is about the richest, most articulate, and most compressed film I have ever seen. I have seen it four times and I am going to see it many, many times more, and the more I see it, the more I see in it. Kubelka's film is one of cinema's few masterpieces and a work of such great perfection that it forces one to re-evaluate everything that one knew about cinema. The incredible artistry of this man, his incredible patience. (He worked on UNSERE AFRIKAREISE for five years; the film is 12 and a half minutes long.) His methods of working (he learned by heart 14 hours of tapes and three hours of film, frame by frame), and the beauty of his accomplishment makes the rest of us look like amateurs." -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00
35mm Rental: $80.00

Peter Kubelka

Pause! (1977) 16mm, color, 11.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $75.00

Peter Kubelka

One-Man Show (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 59.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes all above titles. This special package price is to encourage the showing of all my films together, in one evening.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Peter Kubelka

Metric Films, The (1957) 16mm, black and white, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains ADEBAR: a reel of five prints; SCHWECHATER: a reel of five prints; and ARNULF RAINER.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Peter Kubelka

Poetry and Truth / Dichtung und Wahrheit (2003) 16mm, 35mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

Dichtung und Wahrheit contains collected pieces from publicity films with a common element: they show actors before they start and begin to play what they are directed to represent. Repeated ready made takes create cycles of symbolic significance and glorified glimpses of the contemporary human condition: the beauty from a hair conditioner, courting and insemination by chocolate feeding, labourless birth onto a varnished floor, animal and inanimate companions. It was my aim not to shape the found material perfectly into an unambiguous message but to preserve the full richness of archealogical information. My point of view has changed from the contemporary artists into an observer looking into the distant past.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00
35mm Rental: $90.00

George Kuchar

Corruption of the Damned (1965) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kuchar's films are overtly insane. Anyone who lived in such a world would be mad inside an hour. Perhaps the Marx Brothers might survive, but I doubt it. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, might have a better chance. But the utter insanity, the insanity of perverted cliche, is the genuine unwholesome appeal of Kuchar's outlook. CORRUPTION might seethe with violence and sex, the two most attractive things you can put on the screen, but beneath them a twisted outlook pervades. Something is very much wrong with the Kuchar world." -- Leonard Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

George Kuchar

Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

"A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. In its economy and cogency of imaging, HOLD ME surpasses any of Kuchar's previous work. The odd blend of Hollywood glamour and drama with all-too-real life creates and inspires counterpoint of unattainable desire against unbearable actuality." -- Ken Kelman "This film could cheer an arthritic gorilla, and audiences, apparently sensitized by its blithely accurate representation of feelings few among them can have escaped, rise from their general stupor to cheer it back." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

George Kuchar

Leisure (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A dramatized social commentary with the horrifying impact of a three-hundred ton chunk of margarine.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Mosholu Holiday (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A special guest appearance by Canadian TV star Bill Ronald along with the massive presence of "Mrs. Bronx" herself, Frances Leibowitz, and her girlfriend Iris, make this film a must-see for travel enthusiasts and horror fans.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Color Me Shameless (1967) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Starring Bob Cowan, Gina Zuckerman, Donna Kerness. This movie was made when I was a bit depressed which is nothing new, but also the main actor, Bob Cowan, happened to be depressed also and so we had a wonderful time working together. One of the actresses was also separated from her husband at this time and the movie solidifies into concrete the repressed desires of everyone who works with me, or more realistically, instead of concrete, the production becomes a frozen, brittle enema bag that slowly thaws and can only be appreciated along channels previously blocked by organic reality.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

George Kuchar

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Deborah-Ann and Edith Fischer. I dedicate this film poem to the behemoths of yesteryear that perished in Siberia along with the horned pachyderms of the pre-glacial epoch. This chilling montage of crimson repression must be seen. Painstakingly filmed and edited, it will be painful to watch, too.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

George Kuchar

Lady From Sands Point, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film is a documentary showing artist, Betty Holiday, an attractive blonde who talks alot, in her Long Island studio. Miss Holliday does not talk in this film, but her beautiful work talks for her. --G. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Encyclopedia of the Blessed (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BLESSED culminates my involvement with artist Red Grooms and Mimi Gross. It is a diary of our work as we head for the Pacific Ocean in a suicidal plunge for theatrical infamy. The film traces the construction of two craven images made in the likeness of myself by Grooms and Gross. Then it switches to the sandhills of Nebraska where fat cattle walk around. There the film explores Grooms' biggest construction, "The Chicago Installation." The film rolls relentlessly onward to the West Coast showing, for the first time on any screen, a theatrical production we three put in the University of California. It marks my directorial debut on the stage and Red Grooms' comeback after ten years of exile from live theatre.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

George Kuchar

House of the White People (1968) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Having nothing to do with racial tensions, HOUSE OF THE WHITE PEOPLE is actually a chunk of film removed from a bigger chunk called UNSTRAP ME. It is a documentation of George Segal creating the basic elements for one of his statues preceded by rare glimpses into his own private museum. Donna Kerness serves as his live model. Walter Gutman sits on a chair and walks around a bit, being that he produced the film. Helen Segal, personifying the ageless saying, "behind every man there stands a woman," stands behind her man and also stands in front of him occasionally. The film is a unique invitation to view the hidden rituals of a famous artist and his infamous model, half naked, snowbound together on a lonely farm, with a silent wife and a notorious guest.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

George Kuchar

Knocturne (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Joyce Wieland, Frank Meyer and Bocko. The rising moon is the main theme in this short movie of three people and an animal going about their nocturnal rituals. This movie is evidently part three of my trilogy that started with HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED and ECLIPSE OF THE SUN VIRGIN. It evidently is, since part three never really came out. This seems to look like it could be part three.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Unstrap Me (1968) 16mm, color, 78.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced by Walter Gutman. Starring Walter Gutman and a lot of women with a few elephants. This film is my longest movie in color because someone else produced it. It has a lot of scenery and the soundtrack has a lot of sound. I went to Cape Cod, New Jersey and Florida and got drunk in most of those places because Walter drinks a lot and I had nothing else to do between shooting. The drunkenness did not affect my shooting but many people think that it did.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

George Kuchar

Mammal Palace, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The movie takes a rather negative look at things despite the fact that it was shot in reversal film. It depicts the turbulent relationships of disturbed individuals existing on various levels of an apartment house. Donna Kerness and her husband Hopeton Morris are lurid together and they are also pretty lurid when they're alone.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

George Kuchar

Pagan Rhapsody (1970) 16mm, color, 23.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Since this was Jane and Lloyd's first big acting roles, I made the music very loud so it would sweep them to stardom. She once hurt Bob Cowan's back by sitting on it so this time I had her laying on his stomach. Donna Kerness was pregnant during her scenes but her stomach was kept pretty much in shadow and it's not noticeable. My stomach was the same as always except it contained more mocha cake than usual since that type of cake was usually around when I filmed in Brooklyn Heights. Being that the picture was made in the winter, there are no outdoor scenes because it's too cold and when the characters have to suddenly flee a tense situation, it's too time consuming to have them put on a coat and gloves. Originally not scheduled as a tragedy, things swiftly changed as the months made me more and more sour as I plummet down that incinerator shaft I call my life.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

George Kuchar

Portrait of Ramona (1971) 16mm, color, 26.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This movie was made mostly in Brooklyn during some very hot and empty evenings. Since the evenings were so empty, Jane Elford, the star, urged me to get started making another movie (we had completed PAGAN PHAPSODY the year before). I said 'okay', and launched her in a photographed series of telephone calls not really knowing who was going to be on the other end. 00G. K.

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

George Kuchar

Sunshine Sisters, The (1972) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"THE SUNSHINE SISTERS looks like a 1944 postcard that was shot in black and white, but colored with garish grease pencil reds, yellows and greens. Likewise, the film sounds like the scores of at least two-dozen grade B melodramas mixed together with an egg beater. The results are hilarious, ludicrous and incongruous - a love comic book of doomed women and handsome, nefarious young men caught in a web of dramatic cliches, pushed ad absurdum. Elvira Cartwright, dying of movie star disease, is seen alternatingly clutching her waning heart and being taken unfair advantage of in some of the most bizarre places imaginable. Sarah Cartwright wears a phony leopard skin jacket, pointy plastic sunglasses, and gold-toned sandals .... The sisters are played by Jan Lash and Ainslie Pryor. Musical compilation is by Bob Cowan." -- program notes, Film Forum, New York

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

George Kuchar

Devil's Cleavage, The (1973) 16mm, black and white, 107 min

Genre: Experimental

"... George Kuchar's lovingly farcical re-creation of those (Forties and Fifties) melodramas, THE DEVIL'S CLEAVAGE, is a camp parody that sometimes directly steals from the genre, sometimes burlesques it, and often travesties it. As you might expect, it soon begins to mock all kinds of cinematic references, from Hitchcock to Preminger. But leave the exact details to pedants, laughter's the thing here .Ä Kuchar manages terribly well in terms of imagination and inventiveness, and just plain terribly in terms of such humdrum details of filming as using a light meter and tape recorder. Technical ineptness aside, we end up with a marvelous hybrid, as if Sam Fuller and Sternberg had collaborated in shooting a script by Tennessee Williams and Russ Meyer. Which is to say that excess is the most basic element of Kuchar's method, even when (almost paradoxically) it's an excess of cliche ('Such language! Bite your tongue!' 'Bite it for me ...'). "... Douglas Sirk tells us, 'Cinema is blood, tears, violence, hate, death, and love.' Kuchar reminds us that cinema, like life, is also bedpans, earwax, sleazy fantasy, ineptness, compromise, and laughter." -- Chuck Kleinhans, Film Center program

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

George Kuchar

Back To Nature (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Scenes for this film were shot in Death Valley and Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park. It's a love story of betrayal, a search for happiness, fulfillment and misery among nature's grandeur.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Reason To Live, A (1976) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is about depression, although it's not that depressing. I suppose it has a message of faith and hope in it ... it does for me .... But then again my interest may not match yours. It was shot in San Francisco and in Central Oklahoma with a cast of one man and four women. Crushing emotions are indulged in against a massive meteorological background that brings inspiration and terror to the characters involved.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

George Kuchar

I, an Actress (1977) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was shot in ten minutes with four or five students of mine at the San Francisco Art Institute. It was to be a screen-test for a girl in the class. She wanted something to show producers of theatrical productions, as the girl was interested in an acting career. By the time all the heavy equipment was set up the class was just about over; all we had was ten minutes. Since 400 feet of film takes ten minutes to run through the camera ... that was the answer: Just start it and don't stop till it runs out. I had to get into the act to speed things up so, in a way, this film gives an insight into my directing techniques while under pressure.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

George Kuchar

K. Y. Kapers (1977) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

KY stands for Kentucky ... where this film was shot. As a visiting artist at the University in Lexington, I involved a group of students in this improvised project. We shot it in five morning sessions from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. I did the photography, directing and story line. The story isn't really in a line as it loops, bends and stops throughout the 20-minute running time.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

George Kuchar

Wild Night In El Reno (1977) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, personal/diary/journal

This film documents a thunderstorm as it rages in full fury above a motel in May on the southern plains. There's sun, wind, clouds, rain and electrical pyrotechnics ... with perhaps a glimpse of a fleeting human figure. But only a glimpse.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

George Kuchar

Mongreloid (1978) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A man, his dog, and the regions they inhabited, each leaving his own distinctive mark on the landscape. Not even time can wash the residue of what they left behind.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Blips (1979) 16mm, black and white, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

An enigmatic movie that's like an enigmatic enema.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

George Kuchar

Prescrition in Blue (1979) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Yes, the title is mispelled or misspelled (whatever the correct spelling is) but you'll agree, after witnessing this film, that it really doesn't matter. It's a class production and was made with students under training from me at the San Franscisco Art Institute. --G. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

George Kuchar

Ascension of the Demonoids (1986) 16mm, color, 45.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Funded by the NEA. A big, colorful tapestry about rumors that are in all of the previous UFO movies. A loose story line that weaves in and out of the UFO phenomenon.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

George Kuchar

Chigger Country (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

Digital Hi-8 Last May an ex-student of mine asked if I'd like to spend 2 weeks at her folks ranch in south central Oklahoma. It was a cattle ranch and usually I'm holed-up in a crummily adequate motel room when I visit that part of the country (there're shots of one that serve as "book-ends" to this piece). But this was something different: 20,000 acres and a whole house to myself (and a couple of scorpions). The scorpions weren't videotaped but there's cowboys and cattle and plenty of scenery for them to chew up. I hope you enjoy the trip!

Michael Kuchar

Craven Sluck, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Mike Kuchar plunges into new depths with the pungent story of a woman's struggle for identity, recognition, sympathy and a good lay. This film features the titan talent from Jersey City, Floraine Connors, in a frightful comeback from obscurity. Supported by a competent cast of Munchkins, THE CRAVEN SLUCK lays bare the flabby bladders of the domestic Fleshpots, Rumpots, Sexpots and just plain Pots.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Kuchar

Fragments (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual drift into the realm of electric colors, sensual curves and dark, dank grasslands, where one is lost with himself.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Kuchar

Green Desire (1966) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A delicate color film that roams breast high grasslands and yellow meadows with a lanky youth in a quest for a boulder studded brook that bridges the adolescent to the to her side, into Manhood.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Kuchar

Light Sketches/Cycles () 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

LIGHT SKETCHES -- I composed a series of 16mm film strips, consisting of black opaque leader which had been etched and scribbled on by the pointed edge of a razor blade. I then took these scribbled strips of black film and threaded them through a projector, splicing the ends together, and photographed them with my movie camera -- double and triple exposing them and using different color filters for each overlapping exposure. Using my Zoom lens, photographing with color positive and color negative film and projecting on objects other than the screen, were further elaborations on my concept. CYCLES -- I have tried to capture the essence of each of the four Seasons as I have felt them when away by myself on a hike up in the mountains of New York State, or alone, peering out of my fifth floor window in the West Bronx.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Kuchar

Tales of the Bronx (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

From the elephant house of Bronx Zoo to the eight story tall Tabonga Terrace apartments on Sedgwich Avenue, living Mammals scream for their place in the Sun and drop heavy brown excretions in pots of porcelain that splash and clog and suck like huge toothless mouths on the lily-white mounds that lower into the hollow half submerged ovals, creating stagnant damp vacuums that cling and grab.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Kuchar

Variations (1968) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Green spills over purple ridges and into deep cut valleys. Blue surges up from rounds and hollows, blending with incandescent pink plains, revealing what seems to be the outline of the human face. Scribble spins on blue space in abstract, erratic lines, gaining in momentum and mass to form a coherent link to something recognizable. Crude, bold, darting lines. Black and white scribble. A lace work of electric sparks. These are some of the variations encountered in Kuchar's new film VARIATIONS. Live subjects are broken down into their basic outlines and are then reconstructed into startling concepts of spinning patterns and pulsating designs.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Kuchar

Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965) 16mm, color, 42.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Love, a million years in the future, in a world that abandons all mechanical knowledge, and plunges itself into the abyss of erotic pleasure and stomach churning hate! Delightfully and shamelessly overacted and filmed in blazing color, SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS reaches a new peak in the cinema of the ridiculous.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Michael Kuchar

Secret of Wendel Samson, The (1966) 16mm, color, 33.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Red Grooms as Wendell Samson. Who is Wendell Samson? He is a Universe in himself, but perhaps even more complex. The Cosmic Bubble is governed by the forces of electrical magnetic inertia. He is governed by a need. Unstable. A hunger to understand the impossible. Himself maybe. A quest to find the equation to happiness in a cosmic structure where happiness is not a physical property. He is a Star in the cluster of stars. A solar speck in the speckled nebula of souls. A silent phantom radiating in the heavens of shining phantoms. Floating on islands within islands, in a bubble, fifty trillion light years curved.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Kuchar

Dwarf Star (1974) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Kuchar's imagination flies off the handle as he speculates on the year 6000,000,000 A. D. when a divided human race is brought together to confront a state of affairs that include galactic empires, cybernetics, evolution, nature worship, and the biggest atomic explosion the forces of heaven can let loose, all filmed in beautiful color and abundant in visual effects -- so, fasten your seatbelts for a journey into the far exotic future and the stars beyond.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Michael Kuchar

Faraway Places (1974) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

I want to tell a story, to reveal a character and come to an understanding of why the events that happened earlier in the film happened, and with this realization we are back to the beginning -- only this time we understand why everything is the way it is. I do this with no dialogue. Landscape and figures are the narrative, and the color is the emotional tone.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Kuchar

Boy Toys (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

VHS rental: 50.00 (individual) 75.00 (institution) A playpen of playthings that go on an erotic rampage.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00 - 75.00

Michael Kuchar

Pagans In a Christian World (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

A tumultuous teleplay of carnal conflicts with an uplifting conclusion.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Sarunas Kulikauskas

Our Vacation Trip (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00 sale price: 20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

16mm Sale: $20.00

Yoji Kuri

Ningen Dobuten (Human Zoo) (1962) 35mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A short film by one of the Orient's best known animators and cartoonists, the Walt Disney of Japan. -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Amanda Katz

4 Bed, 4 1/2 Bath (2016) DVD, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

Sudden divorce spurs a newly single Marjorie to sell her family home of 35 years. We move though, room by room, in this newly made intermediate zone. It is at once ripe with decades of memories and artificially staged for prospective buyers.

Rental: $40.00

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Amanda Katz

Secks () 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

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Amanda Katz

Soul Trip Number Nine () 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

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David Kalal

Kalalabad Vol. 1 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

NEVER BEEN TO MERLE, 5 min. - Born in Bombay in 1911 Estelle 'Queenie' O'Brien Thompson became Merle Oberon and became a star -- she believed she could be all sorts of people -- made to shine -- but as that other, more Shakespearean Oberon once said " The starry welkin cover thou anon/ With drooping fog as black as Acheron." A musical tribute to the many shades of passing. NAVY BLUE OF INDIA, 4 min. - A phone call gone astray between continents, chromatics, cinemas and soundtracks -- when the theme from 'Charade' is the theme from 'Gumnaam,' when you are only trying to call your aunt and getting all kinds of domestic drama in response, when as Mrs. Diane Vreeland said "Navy Blue is Pink of India." ANGLOPHOBIA, 9 min. - "No one knows for sure how many homosexuals there are in Great Britain, but the popular estimate is one in twenty persons. It's true the French call sodomy le Vice Anglais, but without reliable statistics we can always dismiss that as ANGLOPHOBIA" The French have their version of Anglophobia, the colonials theirs has his -- but with commentary provided by the hippies from 'Hari Ram Hari Krishna' and a train ride through Masterpiece Theater one has to wonder if phobia isn't perhaps the souring side of love. ECONOMIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE, 6 min. - After: Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) by Marcel Duchamp (and Duchampiana by Shigeko Kubota). Specificity, biography, women with clothes and jobs and history all meet the Duchampian project on that oft-trod staircase. PASOLINI SUPRABATHAM, 15 min. - The sub-proletariat meets the subaltern in a collision of semi-urban spaces, queer spectatorship, boys dancing together and neo-realism on video with vocals by Anna Magnani and M.S.Subbalakshmi. HINDU PUSHUPS, 5 min. - You're rusty - the old whore is rusty...and the only cure is a strict course of Hindu Pushups (as serenaded by Megan Mulally) till you look good enough to phone-camera in your own self portrait. HINDUSTAN X, 7 min. - A tenth anniversary remix of the 1995 Video 'Hindustan' --the first queer South Asian Music Video -- more melodic thought on travel, foreignness and romance. ELECTROCLASH WOJNAROWICZ, 5 min. - A retro-synth re-visitation of David Wojnarowicz, with particular attention to the Rimbaud in New York series and '"When I Put My HandsOn Your Body," -- fusing re-hash with mash-up, video with photography, 80s nostalgia with the actual stark poetic stakes of the decade. EAST VILLAGE MAXI MANTRA, 3 min. - "Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, the hymn in English will now be performed at the beginning of the resumption of the music after the intermission" The sun also rises over downtown New York and Bombay -- to a very contemporary 'keeping up with the Jones' (Norah) Gayatri Mantra -- with dance by Parijat Desai. Jud Yalkut

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Karl Kels

Starlings (1991) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

It is night. The moon is shining. A static camera captures a huge flock of starlings searching the sky in circular movements. It is not clear how long Kels had been standing there before he turned on his camera; the event as such can only have come as a surprise to him as well. At first the starlings are hard to identify. Having deliberately edited frames coming from different generations of the original print in a certain metrical order, without changing the actual chronology of their movement, Kels has the constantly changing shapes of the birds dissolve in the rough grain of the celluloid. Once again a technical weakness of the celluloid forms the starting point of his visual enterprise. Shot on one reel without any interruption, the birds' flight gradually forms configurations of astonishing beauty. An immense sense of depth emerges as the starlings move against the background of the distanced moon, yet cross close by electric wires. Moths cannot resist the light and drop down just in front of the lens, and finally, also the starlings seem to take a last turn reaching down closer to Kels' camera just before his reel ends. -- Millenium Film Journal, No. 30-31.

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Amanda Katz

Secks () 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

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Marjorie Keller

The Films Of Marjorie Keller, Volume 1: 1973-1980 (2006) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 70.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Marjorie Keller (1950-1994) wrote: "The current art of the film deranges its predecessors...[I]t is in the work of women filmmakers of the avant-garde that the old forms are seen as if through an anamorphic lens." Her films honor and challenge the traditions that she assumed when she learned filmmaking from Saul Levine, Sidney Peterson, and Stan Brakhage. Keller consistently explored the political implications of daily living and personal pleasures in her twenty films, ten of which are available in this new DVD collection. SHE/VA 1973, 16mm, color, silent, 3 minutes A young dancer re-choreographed through film editing. This film was originally made in standard 8mm, from a home movie. OBJECTION 1974, 16mm, color, sound, 18 1/4 minutes Begun as a document for insurance purposes, Objection catalogues the contents of a house with ever-increasing horror. The soundtrack carries the voices and sounds of the family unseen. MISCONCEPTION 1977, 16mm, color, sound, 43 minutes "Misconception is composed of six parts that together chronicle the experience of one woman and her husband during the course of her natural childbirth. The film...has less to do with traditional cinema-verite documentary or film journalism than with the packing and rhythm of poetry."--B. Ruby Rich ANCIENT PARTS/FOREIGN PARTS 1979, 16mm, color, silent, 6 minutes The first two in a series of in-camera edited films. Ancient Parts portrays the symbolic differentiation and mock conquest of a boy and his mother. DAUGHTERS OF CHAOS 1980, 16mm, color, sound 20 minutes "The film deals simultaneously with girls becoming women, woman looking back on her childhood. It is pervaded with voluptuousness, with longing: the woman, dissapointed in love, looking for lost innocence, the girl yearning for the power of her sex."--Anne Becker

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Marjorie Keller

The Films Of Marjorie Keller, Volume 2: 1983-1991 (2006) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 97 min

Genre: Experimental

Marjorie Keller (1950-1994) wrote: "The current art of the film deranges its predecessors...[I]t is in the work of women filmmakers of the avant-garde that the old forms are seen as if through an anamorphic lens." Her films honor and challenge the traditions that she assumed when she learned filmmaking from Saul Levine, Sidney Peterson, and Stan Brakhage. Keller consistently explored the political implications of daily living and personal pleasures in her twenty films, ten of which are available in this new DVD collection. THE FALLEN WORLD 1983, 16mm, color, sound 9 1/2 minutes An elegy for a Newfoundland dog named Melville and a portrait of his owner. THE ANSWERING FURROW 1985, 16mm, color, sound 27 minutes Owing to Virgil's Georgics. With assistance from Hollis Melton and Helene Kaplan. Music: Charles Ives, "Sonata for Violin and Piano #4 (Children's Day at the Camp Meeting(" and "Ambrosian Chant (Capella Musicale del Duomo di Milano.)" Filmed in Yorktown Heights, New York; St. Remy en Provence, France; Mantua, Rome and Brindisi, Italy; and in Arcadia and the island of Kea in Greece. PRIVATE PARTS 1988, 16mm, color, silent 12 3/4 minutes Private Parts is the third in a series of in-camera edited films. A portrait of Blake Sitney on some summer days. HEREIN 1911, 16mm, color, sound, 35 minutes "If you put it on tape, you can't erase it." Herein charts the movement from political activism to filmmaking through the metaphor of a dwelling. An FBI film obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Emma Goldman's autobiography, the making of films on the Lower East Side in New York, street prostitution and drug addiction, all inflect the sense of place, space and history. PART IV: GREEN HILL no date, 16mm, color, silent, 3 minutes This lyric records observations of the filmmaker's year in a rented house on a tidal inlet in Rhode Island while her own house was being built nearby.

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Alexis Krasilovsky

Exile () DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Documentary

"Alexis Krasilovsky's EXILE offers both a personal and historical perspective on intolerance. Tracing the roots of her family over 200 years to the small town of Nikolsburg, Czechoslovakia, Krasilovsky's 28-minute film returns to the place where generations of persecution for her Jewish ancestors began. In Prague, in Vienna where some Jews still hide their heritage behind a Protestant facade, in Dachau where Krasilovsky's pianist uncle's hands were frozen, and in New York where she grew up, the filmmaker exposes a history of exile, fear, hiding and imprisonment and brings to life a rich world of art and learning shattered by the Holocaust." -- The Independent

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Alexis Krasilovsky

Some Women Writers Kill Themselves () DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

"SOME WOMEN WRITERS KILL THEMSELVES: SELECTED VIDEOPOEMS AND POETRY OF ALEXIS KRASILOVSKY" is a uniquely formatted DVD that allows the viewer to navigate between the videopoems and between poems of several illustrated collections. The DVD's videopoems include WHAT MEMPHIS NEEDS, screened in the Museum of Modern Art's "Between Word and Image"; CAMP TEREZIN, a dark satire of Disneyland; and INSIDE STORY, an ode to a cervix -- the first experimental film using endoscopic camerawork. Also included are three previously published chapbooks of poetry and SELF PORTRAIT AS A GEISHA -- a collection of new poems.

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Alexis Krasilovsky

Beale Street () DVD NTSC, black and white, min

Genre: Documentary

Beale Street is where W.C. Handy wrote the blues, where boss Crump abused his power, and where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. From the early days of 3/4" portapak video comes this portrait of the original Beale Streeters who knew and loved it best, including B.B. King, the Hooks Brothers, Bobby Blue Bland, Prince Gabe, Maurice "Fess" Hulbert, Nat D. Williams and Rufus Thomas. Black and white, 28 minutes, edited 1981 from the 1977-78 feature-length production co-directed by Alexis Krasilovsky, Ann Rickey and Walter Baldwin. Additional material included on the DVD: The feature-length scholars' version.

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Alexis Krasilovsky

Mr. Boogie Woogie () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists, music

From the early days of 3/4" color portapak video comes this fascinating look at blues pianist Mose Vinson. Also features Memphis Slim and Ma Rainey II, with informal performances by "Mr. Boogie Woogie" and interviews from his boyhood Mississippi home. "Vinson's world is beautiful, troubled, and important." -- Film Library Quarterly

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Jimmy Kinder

Grandfather (2008) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, min

Keywords: biography, cameraless, Found Footage

A tribute to my grandfather using a combination of direct animation and found footage of a WWII newsreel of the American bombing of Japanese strongholds in Micronesia. Winner of the Helen Hill Award at the 2008 NYU Orphan Film Symposium.

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Caroline Koebel

Stephanie Stairs (1988) 16mm, color, 6 min

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Caroline Koebel

Inflorescentia (1997) 16mm, color, 13 min

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Caroline Koebel

Sea Lion and Hole Or Space () 16mm, color, 6 min

Two silent films: "Sea Lion" and "Hole Or Space"

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Carolyn Kaylor

Cereus & Whatnot (2005) 16mm, color and black & white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Combining silent movie melodrama and amateur science, the artist reflects a rare night-blooming plant, the death of a pet, and the decisive cinematic moment.

16mm Rental: $100.00

Carolyn Kaylor

I'm Rubber (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A bird-like story about identity and belonging. A fowl little tale that addresses issues of identity and belonging. Originally shot on Super 8 and then optically printed to 16mm, the soundtrack includes excerpts from children's records, live recordings of the geese that appear in the film, music made from digitally processing the geese sound, and more.

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Carolyn Kaylor

Kate's Sole Excess (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A film about a woman obsessed with her shoes.

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Michael Kuchar

Death Quest of Ju Ju Cults (1980's) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature

Enter a shimmering forest and encounter the Pot Boiling turbulence of pre-history tribes in conflict. See sacrificial virgins, volcanoes, knife fights, spaceships- It's all in this black and white saga of pure escapement photographed amid upper New York's muddy river region one fine summer day back when the world was young in 1976. - Mike Kuchar

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Doris Kornish

Not Nude Though: A Portrait of Rudy Burckhardt (2002) 16mm, color, 95 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Filmmaker Doris Kornish chronicles the fascinating life of Swiss-born photographer Rudy Burckhardt, who moved to New York to make a name for himself by taking portraits of his prominent friends. An important part of the modern art movement of the 1950s and 60's, Burckhardt snapped images of Jackson Pollock, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, as well as intricate shots of his adopted city and its architecture.

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Diane Kitchen

Roots, Thorns (1992) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

Filmed on a return visit with the Ashaninka in the tropical forest of eastern Peru. Moving in close with the camera to people who still live with the land, cook over fires and raise their children in the forest. Earth, river, animals, weather. Forces of turmoil and of nature. Forces that surround the senses at all times. "The Peru films do not just give us the familiar thrill of a look at a (strange) way of life; rather...something quite amazing takes place: a kind of re-scaling of perception, so that the other space of the Ashaninka, while retaining its everydayness and relative indiscernibility, can for a moment be experienced on its own terms." --Ackbar Abbas, UC-Irvine "Mysterious, allusive, and yet also concrete, this is a work of poetry as much as of fact, opening up a new terrain for the documentary, a space of complex reflection where myth and current events flow into one another." --Dick Blau, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Diane Kitchen

The Penfield Road (1998) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, political_social_activism

A fable concerning the landscape and the open road. Includes Starved Rock, Little America and the Silver Black Fox. "A playful structural exploration of the contradiction of representing and inhabiting landscape." --S. Matheson and J. Lion, Pacific Film Archive

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Diane Kitchen

Wot the Ancient Sod (2001) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Effects of the sun move through the turning autumn leaves - the drama of ceaseless interactions of light and life. Forces are in transition, decaying into the earth, the ground, the sod. "Diane Kitchen's new tour-de-force creates a stream of intimate portraits of leaves dancing in the sun's light." --Steve Anker, San Francisco Cinematheque "A near-seamless mastery of camera and editing technique." --Susan Oxtoby, Toronto Int'l Film Festival

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Diane Kitchen

Ecstatic Vessels (2007) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Blaze in the trees/Blaze on the brow. When walking in the deep woods the elements nod and sweep and seem to signal to each other. Incidents occur. Spontaneity. Foreground and background. Shifting perspectives. A vast scattered array pulls together and with it ideas of trees, wind, sun and relationships. "Diane Kitchen's eye for filming the natural world is distinctive and elegant...finding a richness and delicacy often ignored." --Patrick Friel, Chicago Filmmakers "A symphony of movement, color, focus, line." --Grant Wiedenfeld

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Pam Kray

Mushroom Seekers (2002-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

MUSHROOM SEEKERS is both documentary and diary of the filmmaker's introduction to wild mushrooms. The video journeys through the Czech Republic, where picking wild mushrooms is the "national pastime"; the United States, where the activity is unusual and somehow left to the experts; and Mexico, where a sacred practice is both protected from the view of the profane and yet commodified. This reflection on cultures and nature through the lens of mushroom picking looks to a "different kind of education". Ultimately, this video's walk through the woods is a journey of lives.

Pam Kray

Films from the Naive Period (1984-1992) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 68 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation of Pam Kray's super8 and 16mm films: THE GHOST SONATA, 1985, 16mm, 5 min. Loosely based on August Strindberg's play. Tale of house madness. Living together in the same house, driving each other mad. THE MILLION HEIRS, 1988, 16mm, 18 min. An original story of inheritance and legacy, with a page literally taken out of Marguerite Duras' story The French Lieutenant's Woman. PENIS PUPPETS, 1987, s-8, 11 min. Handprocessed by Paul Bishow. Started out as a heterosexual love story acted out by penises. Definitely became something else. Story(?) by Bill Kamins. PISS MISSION, 1990, s-8, 9 min. Poetry of piss. An examination of urination as a cultural and poetic phenomenon. CONSENTING CHILDREN, 1992, s-8, 25 min. Another moving image tribute to personal autonomy. What do we as children of this planet consent to? And what are we told we have to participate in? Virtually without words.

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Michael Kuchar

Seascape (1984) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A mid-1980s film made by Mike Kuchar.

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Amanda L. Katz

Early 12 New York Song (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made by Amanda L. Katz and Georg Anthony Svatek.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs. -ALK

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Amanda L. Katz

I Still Live Here (A Self-Portrait) (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography and autobiography, personal, diary, journal

Street cinematography and moving portraits of close friends combine to create a reflection of the filmmaker herself. -ALK

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Amanda L. Katz

Summer *steph chin in the summer (2012) DVD NTSC, b&w, 4.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal

Shot in black and white super-8 film, the short loosely follows one Chinese American girl as she finds her way down to Chinatown in New York City. The girl has an obvious relationship with the camerawoman, and both the girl and the camerawoman float in and out of the frame as images of the street life in Chinatown take precedence. There is a sense of adventure but mostly nostalgia. The loose narrative is interrupted by a scene of a mango being sliced open. The music begins again and so do the images of Chinatown. At the end of the film, we see the Chinese American girl again, but this time she is indoors and packing. The music gets heavier and then the film cuts out. -ALK

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Amanda L. Katz

As You Pass By (2014) Digital, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

in collaboration with Georg Anthony Svatek

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

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Noe Kidder

A Paradise of Children (2014) Digital, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

A short film about student - teacher love.

Eva Kolcze

All That Is Solid (2014) Video file, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment & nature, films about film, landscape and architecture, structural

All That is Solid investigates Brutalist architecture through the surface of black and white celluloid.

The film features three locations: Robarts Library, The University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC) and the Ross building at York University. Footage of the buildings has been degraded using a number of chemical and physical processes. The film explores the utopian visions that inspired the Brutalist movement and the material aesthetic connection between concrete and celluloid.

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Noe Kidder

ZONE FOUR (2015) DVD NTSC, b&w, 7:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

ZONE FOUR was filmed one summer morning at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Part travelogue and part science-fiction, the film derives from fragments of a longer poem written by Kidder about a futuristic world with limited water supply, where women are transported and forced to preserve the human race.

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Andrew Kim

THE PEACOCK (2015) 16mm, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment and nature, philosophical, science medicine, technology

A meditation on our fantastic condition of mortality and impermanence..."The peacock painted on the window will never dance or speak. It is only the peacock that lived in the forest which used to speak, dance, and walk in a sweet manner."-AK

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Andrew Kim

SOCIETY OF MOTION (2015) 16mm, Color, 3:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, Hand-Processed, music, Spiritual/Mystical, technology

"Intently look at the flame. Do not think of think of qualities of the flame, of the light. Just look at the flame. You don't look at the candle. You don't look at any objects around. Just the flame. Take a few deep breaths. Then close your eyes. This may be of help to you..."

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