Sarah Jane Lapp

The Neightborhood Cat (1999) b&w, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment / nature, personal / diary / journal

"a quirky and completely hand-drawn animation, The Neighborhood Cat, is a work that just might challenge your notion of a cat's evolution." (Summi Kaipa / San Francisco Bay Guardian )

"... borders on the abstract with a squiggly cool cat that disdains its owner..." (TS/ The Chicago Reader)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Happy are the Happy (Your Best Joke, Please) (1999) 16mm, , 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural, history, landscape / architecture, music, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

Happy are the Happytraces a journey into humor, guided by the survivors of not-so-happy lives. How does one generation of survivors communicate with the next? Can humor function as a shared language for disparate communities of displaced people-specifically, a difficult diaspora of Bosnian, Jewish, and Romany refugees? And could you tell us your best joke, please? Of its participants and its viewers, this experimental, non-fiction film asks these questions and other relating to the matrix of memory, survival, and comic impulse of everyday life-in Prague and beyond.

"Happy are the Happy delicately explores the power of humor to heal in the face of tragedy. Softly lit in elegant black and white, survivors of the Holocaust and recent Baltic atrocities share the simple amusements that sustained them and the jokes that still keep them sane..." (Paul Malcolm / LA Weekly)

"Is there anything funny about war? Sarah Jane Lapp, a Minneapolis-born filmmaker who earned a Fulbright Fellowship at the prestigious FAMU in Prague, had the opportunity to interview survivors from Auschwitz and the siege of Sarajevo in her 1999 short "Happy Are the Happy (Your best joke, please)," and confirmed that the only humor to be found is in the form of bitter jokes about retained limbs, the relentless repetition of harsh daily lives, and such intermittent pastimes as collecting fleas. In a brief running time, Lapp succeeds - through interviews, innovative montage, and lingering shots of ace that have seen too much - to endow her survivors' tales with incredible dignity and heart..." (Caroline Palmer / Minneapolis City Pages )

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Revised Lesson Plan For Private Kim Jae Won (1999) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children / youth, ethnic / multicultural, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, psychology & mental health

A gift for my former student upon the eve of his matriculation to the Korean army.

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, comedy, economics, ethnic / multicultural, family, films about films, history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

Animator Sarah Jane Lapp's Sweetface 2000-2013) is a "personal essay film which uses sugar production as a point of departure to explore a variety of relational moments that involve power, gratitude, and love. The film evolved from the filmmaker's hand-production of about 1,000 sugar packets, the majority of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000s." (SF Cinematheque)

Sarah Jane Lapp's personal essay film Sweetface probes the shadows of sugar and labor, love and power. Oscillating between interviews with striking Domino Sugar workers, her father, and her sweethearts, Lapp documents her own process of making and disseminating a thousand sugar packets, most of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000's. (NW Film Forum)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Mimo (1994-5) 16mm, b&w / color, 14 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic / multicultural , history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, spiritual / mystical

An expanded interview with a fellow ex-pat, my Romanian-born neightbor in Prague, Gusta Sibova.

Sarah Jane Lapp's "Mimo" establishes a heady connection between memory, art-making, the Torah, and marbles. (Rob Nelson/Minneapolis City Pages)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Bedtime Story (2008) 35mm , color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body, children / youth, comedy, family, personal / diary / journal

scored by Mark Dresser

Commission for Northwest Film Forum Short Run Series. An animation based on a screen test I conducted with Shael Polakow-Suransky for a related film, "Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist."

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Private Apology (1999 - 2001) 16mm, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical

Diary of a infidel, diary of a dental flosser.

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Raj (1994-95) 16mm, b&w / color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism , psychology & mental health

My first 16mm print ever made... in honor of Czech journalist Natasa Dudinska.

"... a poignant meditation on faith and spirituality expressed through the story of another survivor..." (Caroline Palmer/ Minneapolis City Pages

Rental: $75

Sarah Jane Lapp

Chronicles of an Asthmatic Stripper (2002) 35mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, comedy, dance, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, science & medicine

Commissioned by Mark Dresser Tour for live tour 2002...

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Richard L. Labella

Blue Fingers () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00

Richard L. Labella

Line of Sight: A Chicago Fall () , min

Rental: $20.00

Richard L. Labella

Untitled (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

... deals with an emotional trip to, in, and through the city of Chicago.

Rental: $25.00
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Elizabeth Lackner

Under the Right Circumstances (2003) VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A witty verite interview with a young intercultural and interfaith couple. Zeynep is a Turkish Muslim and Matt is an American Jew. The couple discusses their different perspectives on religious traditions, language, and food. They wonder about their families' reactions to the relationship and hypothesize about a future together.

Rental: $40.00
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MiniDV NTSC Rental: $40.00

Kerry Laitala

Secure the Shadow (1997) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Secure the Shadow" is a meditation on disintegration and morality. The film utilizes antique Medical stereoscopic images from the Victorian era, which are simultaneously disturbing and beautiful. The filmmaker's intention is to reveal universal truths about the overwhelming quality of disease to render us ultimately mute, immobilized within a corporeal shell that has succumbed to imminent forces beyond our control. The filmmaker's also wants the film to address the myth that dignity is automatically restored upon the visage when facing death. In analyzing the original function of the stereoscopes, the filmmaker intends to expose their classificatory nature. These anonymous subjects were reduced to paradigms of pathology, embalmed in time within their exterior presence. By re-photographing them on the optical printer and placing them in a mythical home, the filmmaker endeavors to reanimate these visages to ensnare them, or allow them to roam free on the surface of celluloid. Absence transforms to presence as the latent image reveals the manifest content, the slippery territories in between unraveling like the threads joining the crazy quilt that joins images together. An anachronistic Victorian sensibility places the images in a chimerical, historical context that embodies the film with a mind that is paradoxical and alien to our Twentieth century perspective. The title "Secure the Shadow...'Ere the Substance Fade,let nature imitate what nature has made", comes from a Nineteenth century post mortem photographer who advertised his services. This reference speaks about the function of photography as a democratizing medium that assists in the process of mourning and serves as a physical reminder of loss.

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Kerry Laitala

Secure The Shadow, Retrospectroscope & Test (1997) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

SECURE THE SHADOW is a meditation on disintegration and mortality. The film utilizes antique Medical stereoscopic images, which are simultaneously disturbing and beautiful. My intention was to attempt to reveal universal truths about the overwhelming quality of catastrophic disease to render us ultimately mute, immobilized within a corporal shell that has succumbed to imminent forces beyond our control. I also wanted the film to address the myth that dignity is automatically restored upon the face of death. --K. L.

Kerry Laitala

Stag Party Movie (1991) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Rephotographed imagery for the voyeur.

Rental: $50.00
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Kerry Laitala

Retrospectroscope (1998) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kerry Laitala's love of the movie process gives rise to richly crafted and oddly unclassifiable imagery. Re-inventing an antique movie technology using a revolving glass disc, projected lighy and a sequence of early black and white images, and merging it with the later technology of 16mm film, RETROSPECTROSCOPE pulls the moving image backward into a sense of wonder that is both nostalgic and strangely new. --Scott Stark

Rental: $30.00
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Kerry Laitala

Test (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

As 4000 questions flurry past the retinas of the viewer, one becomes aware of the futilty of trivial persuits. An I.Q examination for the manic on speed.....A readymade little gem found in an abandoned Movie Palace in Boston, MA

Rental: $30.00
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Kerry Laitala

Adventure Parade, The (2000) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Listen to our Bullhorn recitation. Our procession imparts the darkest of reveries for you to recoil from or embrace as the origin of our entrapment. However, the sprightly buttress overshadowing this cinema, submerges it further. As we see fit to excoriate our visage to you the audience, we reveal everything. We present to you an unveiling and beguiling presence.... Now that we have have exposed our deepest inner-most thoughts, what do you have to offer in recompense?" -- anonymous

Kerry Laitala

Awake, But Dreaming (2000) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

This completely hand processed 16mm film was shot in the Hirschgang Oberer, an extended, curved hallway at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. The filmmaker was residing there in 1998-1999 for a residency, and started several film projects at Solitude. "Awake, but Dreaming" recreates a sense of an endless cyclical, dreamscape that is being conjured up from the deep recesses of the imagination. The images are coupled with a mysterious soundtrack producing uncanny associations: the flapping of wings, shrill cries of birds, a revolver fired off following unseen footsteps, a broken music box plays forgotten tunes from a forgotten childhood. A disembodied, hovering presence evokes a menace that is intimated through the sonorous resonance, but never manifests itself. However, the dreamer never reaches the apex of consciousness, but lingers repeatedly in the periphery of alchemically enhanced light and shadow. The cavernous intrauterine space is one of potentials, where anything can happen if the viewer can enter the portal of experience. Supported by Academie Schloss Solitude

Rental: $30.00

Kerry Laitala

Escapades of Madame X (2000) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

THE ESCAPADES OF MADAME X is a film that addresses early Hollywood cinema and their complicity in helping to establish the woman's passive role. The femala protagonist transposes her passive tole with one that is sexually, intellectually and physically empowered; one who takes control and creates meaning through gestures and actions. Madame X becomes elevated to mythical proportions, moving seamlessly through different realms that are represented metaphorically. We have created an underwater world that functions on many levels. Different psychological connotations have been evoked through the fabricated environment, as Madame X is portrayed in the film filming a water vortex (shot at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.) and whipping a sea horse. The water vortex is iconic as a metaphor for the interior space of the unconscious as well as the undercurrent of ideology that becomes exposed in film. --K. L.

Kerry Laitala

Wood Nymphs, The (2000) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $30.00

Owen Land

Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc. (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"The richest frame I have seen in any film when you take into consideration all movements, lines, the beautiful white, and reds, and blacks," --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
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Owen Land

Diploteratology: Bardo Follies (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

"His remarkable faculty is as maker of images ... the images he photographs are among the most radical, super-real and haunting images the cinema has ever given us." -- P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film Awards: Yale Film Festival, 1968; Berkeley Film Festival; Kenyon College Film Festival, 1968.

Rental: $21.00
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Owen Land

Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

... as profoundly strange as its title -- James Stroller, Village Voice

Rental: $29.00
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Owen Land

Remedial Reading Comprehension (1970) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Two kinds of material are used: 1) Material in the tradition of the "psycho-drama" or "personal film"; 2) Material of the sort used in industrial, educational, or advertising film. Questions are raised about the necessity of using acceptably "artistic" material to make a work of art, as well as about the relationships between "personal" and "impersonal" works. "One of the ways that REMEDIAL READING COMPREHENSION works is in the degree of filmic distance which each image has in the film. Distance here refers to the degree of awareness on the part of the viewer that the image he is watching is a film image, rather than 'reality.' [Land's] film does not try to build up an illusion of reality, to combine the images together with the kind of spatial or rhythmic continuity that would suggest that one is watching 'real' people or objects. It works rather toward the opposite end, to make one aware of the unreality, the created and mechanical nature, of film." -- Fred Camper, Film Culture

Rental: $20.00
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Owen Land

What's Wrong With This Picture? (1972) 16mm, color & b/w, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"The first portion of this film is an old instructional film about being a 'good citizen,' presented intact; the second section is a color reconstruction of this black and white film by Land. The original film abounds in absurdities in both image and sound; [Land's] 'copy' is even more bizarre. Both are also extremely funny, and the humor is not totally without meaning: it comes out of the way that each line of dialog, each direction given, implies a situation or character so absurdly plodding as to be almost inconceivable. In [Land's] version he creates an additional paradox -- one of depth -- by matting out certain parts of the frame." -- Fred Camper

Rental: $39.00
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Owen Land

Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"... devilishly difficult... to write anything coherent about this film, which I very much love, respect, and admire..." --John Luther

Rental: $30.00
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Owen Land

Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California, A (1974) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"As an experience, it's mind-boggling." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. "Because all footage is sound sync, this screening process hones our responses, until we see more in (Land's) 3-frame sequences than we would in hour-long doses of 'normal' time. Like the study of signs, this study of seconds yields a knowledge of people and truth inaccessible to more common observation." --B. Ruby Rich

Rental: $45.00
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Owen Land

No Sir, Orison! (1975) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Orison means prayer. The title of the film is a palindrome, that is, it reads the same backward or forward. The film grew out of the attempt to create a structure around my first original palindrome, "no sir, orison," written while working on WIDE ANGLE SAXON. "No sir, orison" is the answer to a question. The question soon revealed itself to be: "what's this, meditation?" Someone is praying in the aisle of a ... church? No, a supermarket. The prayer, perhaps asking for God's mercy on those behind the evil practices of the "plastic" food industry -- people who have substituted disease-producing non-nutritive products for the God-given plants that were intended for human food -- is a silent protest against the supermarket and all that it represents: manipulation and exploitation of a gullible public to increase the wealth of a powerful elite. The next element to be added was the song, a reworking of an anonymous 17th century song "praising" tobacco. The film might have been entitled "Practical Solutions to the Problem of the Supermarket." The protagonist is played by an artist who calls himself Hermen Euticalcircle, with whom I have collaborated on several live performances.

Rental: $25.00

Owen Land

Wide Angle Saxon (1975) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Earl Greaves is polishing the grille of his Cadillac Coupe de Ville. He used to work as an assistant cameraman for a television station. On one program there was an interview with "Lamb," a messianic Jewish folk duo comprised of Joel Chernoff and Rick "Levi" Coghill. Lamb's main purpose is to minister to Jews, that's why they use Jewish terminology like calling Jesus by his Hebrew name Yeshua. Earl isn't Jewish, but hearing Joel and Rick made him decide to read the gospels - and he is convinced .... Earl is troubled by the possibility that his own possessions might be a barrier between him and God. One evening he goes to a film showing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The film is long and boring, consisting of shots of red paint being poured on "a wide variety of objects," the last of which is a hotplate. Earl is so bored that his mind wanders all over the place. One of the places it wanders to is the realization that he is in fact too attached to his possessions, and he determines to do something about it ....

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00

Owen Land

New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"... happily represents the type of personal film which fits so many 'categories' it defies labelling. Film viewers need not recognize all the complexities of the film to enjoy it simply as an hilarious lampoon of academic intelligence tests in particular and educational films in general." --D. Marie Grieco, EFLA: Sightlines.

Rental: $30.00
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Owen Land

On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed? (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"ON THE MARRIAGE BROKER JOKE ... turns upon an opposition of Freudian analysis and Christian hermeneutics .... Two pandas, who exist only because of a textual error, run a shell game for the viewer in an environment with false perspectives. They posit the existence of various films and characters, one of which is interpreted by an academic as containing religious symbolism. Sigmund Freud's own explanation is given by a sleeper awakened by an alarm clock." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $54.00
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David Larcher

Mare's Tail (1969) 16mm, color, 163 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"A film like MARE'S TAIL is an epic film flight into an inner space. It is a 2 3/4 hour visual accumulation, which, as it is the film-maker's personal odyssey, becomes the odyssey of each of us.... It flies, swims and moves from point to point-just like each of us. The lines move into shapes which move into orbits and your eyes water into colours. What each of us can see is more than what we do see. The film becomes one of the most vital penetrations into the experience of seeing.... Ranging from the abstract to the figurative form, MARE'S TAIL allows no direct verbal way to give it its position. It not only goes from the abstract to the figurative, in terms of its objective view, but explores the subjective responses as well. It is a classic in film perception." --Steve Dwoskin

Rental: $120.00
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Gloria Laskowich

Killing Time (1970's) 16mm, color & b/w, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In black & white and color, in reality & fantasy, a female relates ambivalently to the males around her." --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Maria Lassnig

Self Portrait (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Maria Lassnig has made a perfectly lovely film entitled SELF PORTRAIT to which I would give first prize. About here own film Ms. Lassnig has written: 'Using my own drawings, realistic, surrealistic or abstract, I have drawn the moods, fears, thoughts and parts of a life story (the drawings were then animated). This self-portrait was done before a mirror without the help of photographs. I also did all camera work and sound.' --Marcia Cavell, Changes, January, 1973

Rental: $20.00
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Standish Lawder

Eleven Different Horses (1970) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Made from some footage I shot on a family vacation way back in 1949. It features my brother Doug and a horse whose name I've forgotten. A circular cybernetic study film. "A visual statement of compelling subtlety." -- James Broughton Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY. Award: Indiana State University Film Festival, 1970

Rental: $20.00
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Standish Lawder

Sunday In Southbury () 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

I had long wanted to make a film on Hans Richter who has been an important figure in my life, and this is the result. Almost unedited, it was shot one summer Sunday afternoon in 1968 at a picnic with friends and relatives. Jonas Mekas was also shooting the event, and his version is included in his recent films "Diaries," "Notes" and "Sketches."

Rental: $25.00
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Standish Lawder

Corridor (1970) 16mm, black and white, 22.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Music by Terry Riley. Sound for prologue by Stan Lawder. CORRIDOR took two years to make. It is my best film. "... an extraordinary exercise in visual polyphony ... the pyrotechnic surface is exfoliated with Hegelian relentlessness from an elemental formal core ... the many are no less the many for being inescapably the One." -- Sheldon Nodelman "CORRIDOR is a marvelous meld of music and cinematic tension that maintains a visual excitement throughout with its constant exploration of horizontal and rectilinear patterns, chiaroscuros and deep grains, pulsating double and negative exposures, and constant tracking shots of a nude figure standing at the end of a long, close corridor. A first-rate piece of work that has to be seen to be appreciated. CORRIDOR is a film of which any filmmaker would be rightly proud." -- James Childs, New Haven Register

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Standish Lawder

Runaway (1969) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Lawder achieves the perfection of all his techniques in a small six-minute film called RUNAWAY, in which he uses a few seconds of cartoon dogs chasing a fox. By stop motion, reverse printing, video scanning, and other techniques, by manipulating a few seconds of an old cartoon, he creates a totally new and different visual reality that is no longer a silly, funny cartoon. He elevates the cartoon imagery to the visual strength of an old Chinese charcoal drawing." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "A classic of modern cinema. A penetrating examination of undercurrents in film visualization. In short, a terrible film based on a bad joke." -- Tom DeWitt "A kind of anti-film which illustrates the endless idea of a film being eternal - the loop, the cycle, the motorcycle, the motor mechanism of, in this case, running dogs. Running in such a loop that it becomes self-destructive. The anti-film, which is in a way to say, 'I am for film!'" -- Stan Vanderbeek "... a delightful piece of madness ... a modern Ballet Mecanique." -- Herman G. Weinburg

Rental: $30.00
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Standish Lawder

Necrology (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In NECROLOGY, a 12-minute film, in one continuous shot he films the faces of a 5:00 PM crowd descending via the Pan Am building escalators. In old-fashioned black and white, these faces stare into the empty space, in the 5:00 PM tiredness and mechanical impersonality, like faces from the grave. It's hard to believe that these faces belong to people today. The film is one of the strongest and grimmest comments upon the contemporary society that cinema has produced." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "Several short films (at the Ann Arbor Film Festival) seemed notably successful in the creation of special effects. Among these was NECROLOGY, by Standish Lawder, an eleven-minute panning of the camera down what seemed an endless stairway, upon which people stood motionless and glum. These circumstances, plus the constant idea of the title, gave a haunting suggestion of people on their eventless way to hell. I was told later that the film was made with a stationary camera trained on a down escalator, and then the film was run backwards. A long, humorous 'cast of characters' at the end ... seemed to me to destroy a desirable mood, but it certainly pleased the crowd ...." -- Edgar Daniels, New Cinema Review "Without doubt, the sickest joke I've ever seen on film." -- Hollis Frampton Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $45.00
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Standish Lawder

Colorfilm (1970) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"COLORFILM is the ultimate consummate self-referential film, in color yet!" -- Henry Kissinger

Rental: $20.00
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Standish Lawder

Dangling Participle (1970) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Found Footage

Organ Music by Bruce Lieberman. Made entirely from old classroom instructional films, DANGLING PARTICIPLE offers a wealth of practical advice on contemporary sexual hang-ups and where they come from. "The funniest underground film I've ever seen." -- Sheldon Renan "Dynamite!" -- Gene Stavis Award: Honorable Mention, Bellevue Film Festival

Rental: $60.00
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Standish Lawder

Roadfilm (1970) 16mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Music by the Beatles. A spectacularly silly film of animated outrageousness. Why not do it in the road? Award: Ninth Foothill Int'l Independent Filmmakers' Exposition, 1970

Rental: $30.00
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Standish Lawder

Raindance (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

RAINDANCE plays directly on the mind through programmatic stimulation of the central nervous system. Individual frames of the film are imprinted on the retina of the eye in a rhythm, sequence, and intensity that corresponds to Alpha-Wave frequencies of the brain. RAINDANCE becomes an experience of meditative liberation beyond the threshold of visual comprehension. Vision turns inward. The film directs our mental processes, controlling how we think as well as what we see. Images fuse with their afterimages, colors arise from retinal release of exhausted nerve endings, forms dance across short-circuited synapses of the mind. RAINDANCE was made entirely from a scrap of found footage taken from an old animated cartoon representing a sheet of falling rain. The cartoon was called, "The History of Cinema."

Rental: $64.00
16mm Rental: $64.00

David Lebrun

Tanka (1976) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

Tanka means, literally, a thing rolled up. The film, photographed from Tibetan scroll paintings of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, is a cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons, an animated journey through the image world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. "With his dazzling TANKA David Lebrun has filmed a series of Tibetan paintings of mythological subjects and then programmed his footage into an optical printer to create the illusion of animation. The dazzling, vibrantly colored result is a series of dancing gods, wild revels, raging fires and sea battles between monsters." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times "An extraordinary film." -- Melinda Wortz, Art News "TANKA is brilliantly powered by the insight that Tibetan religious paintings are intended to be perceived not as in repose but as in constant movement. The water and flowers seem to dip and sway, the birds to fly and the god to move his arms sinuously." -- Edgar Daniel, American Film

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Duskly Driven Drift (1973) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

An intriguing artistic analysis of approximately 100 baffling frames from EEL. This intuitive examination so carefully deser-like in its many parts. A patient, alpha-floating audience is rewarded in the last 'sex scene.' The print is always never the same. --D. L.

Rental: $35.00
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Dave Lee

Elixer of Growth (1973) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

An eccentric and beautifully interiorized understanding of my roots, as in tree. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Fish of the Helix (1973) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Almost EEL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

One to One (1973) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A low budgeted, to-the-point, urban LA REGION CENTRALE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Seeds of Sky (1973) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Galaxies are beautiful. Stay tuned...

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Swimmer (1973) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A tribute to Brakhage's MOTHLIGHT. While making SWIMMER I perfumed The Pittsburgh Filmmakers' with my bucket of fish gills. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Archimedes Trilogy (1974) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

My first scratch film that is worth your time.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Crux (1974) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

One day, under the guidance of Bruce Baillie, I got lost. I ended up shooting on my own. A few weeks later I saw one shot that made me want to go back to that Bedlum of a multi-level parking garage and make my own film. A seed of REMEMBERING: CLEARING SPACE. --D. L.

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Dave Lee

Lumina's Gaze (1974) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Fortunately, a very short play of light. I had a crush on the nature of projectors. Bill Judson detected a suspicion that a demon was truly contained in the machines. --D. L.

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Dave Lee

Eel (1976) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A masterpiece of scratched image and sound. Scratch films are immediately intriguing, but quickly fall into cloying cuteness unless they are tightly organized. They are the hardest films to make. EEL is loved by avant-garde musicians. I was too unnerved to enjoy my 1976 show at Anthology until I saw/heard this work in their earth-wrestling theater. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Remembering: Clearing Space (Part 1 of Balinese Trilogy) (1976) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

"REMEMBERING: CLEARING SPACE returns to neutrally recorded ethnographic material of TRANCE AND DANCE IN BALI (Bateson, Mead) to the spirit of the ritual observed... Lee's impulse is quite different from the didactic and ontological concerns of many recent structural films employing rephotography. At one level, Lee's title creates a pun on the film's organizing principles, re-membering, as the filmmaker dismembers and recombines elements of the image and soundtracks. But the Balinese source material of REMEMBERINGL CLEARING SPACE is not merely a fortuitous opportunity to explore fundamental qualities of the film medium. Rather, Lee attempts to inscribe into the film's form qualities of Balinese performance and dance." --William

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Lee

Gunapipi Quartet, The (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four abstracts that may have been inspired by the spirit of Arnhem Land's geomancy. I'll trade you a print of QUARTET for air-fare to Ayher's Rock. --D. L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Dave Lee

Sacramental Shadow (Part 3 Balinese Trilogy) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

History of dance buffs, please note: SACRAMENTAL SHADOW includes many shots of Edward Caton as ballet instructor and performer. Caton's 'story' also appears throughout the film. --D. L.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dave Lee

Shadow's Track (Part 2 Balinese Trilogy) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

My good friend Mr. E had to walk out. Was Rangda ringing too many changes for even this fearless dreamer? My only rock 'n roll film. --D. L. "I want to see, er, hear it again." --Mr. E.

Rental: $30.00
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Dave Lee

To a World Not Listening (1980) 16mm, black and white, 41 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A study of outraged street people. A camera and consequent 'good' editing makes people act 'right.' Attention and effort was exercised to keep the people as they were disposed to be with minimal mediation. --D. L.

Rental: $60.00
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Dave Lee

Obscenity (1981) 16mm, black and white, 27.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

OBSCENITY seeks to find a common history among men. This examination uses animation derived from men's magazines, 'documentary' footage of working men, and personal commentary. The aggression that men in this culture are conditioned to act out, in all its gaudy and ultimately lethal manifestations, is considered with a unique syntax of filmic expression. --D. L.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Francis Lee

Film-Makers' Showcase (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Made for the famous New York "Film-Makers' Showcase" screenings at the Gramercy Arts Theatre (now defunct). Features clips from Cooperative releases, production shots of film-makers, plus animation. Free, if requested, with bookings totaling over $100 for one screening.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Fernand Leger

Ballet Mechanique: Kiesler Version (1924) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

"One unique aspect of this version is that the prints are being struck from the original 35mm nitrate print and they contain the original image detail; while all the other prints available are washed out, contrasty. The images of this version are 'realistic' while the images of other versions seem to be 'abstracted'. --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Mike Leggett

Shepherd's Bush (1971) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Taking a re-found image of a patchwork of black and white confusion and working on it using the Debrie Pinter neutral densities and aperture band the resultant image is re-related into the environment of the cinema. --M. L. "... concerned with post-camera structuring. Again the range is wide, including systematic procedure in printing as in SHEPHERD'S BUSH... the system is not a 'content' to be 'discovered'... a loop of film shot from a fast moving camera, presumably close to the ground, is repeatedly printed, each time with a change in exposure, so that its visual quality alters in imperceptible stages from totally black to totally white, while the sound track, also a continously repeated pattern, gets lower and lower in pitch. The systematic or structural aspect of this film is again partly directed towards the appreciation of duration through attention to minimal developments in the image." --Malcolm LeGrice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Castle One (The Light Bulb Film) (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

The most evident feature of this movie is that it is projected alongside a bare flashing lightbulb which has itself been filmed and appears within the movie. The major portion of the film, however, is composed of second-hand images which are largely drawn from T. V. documentary of an unspectacular kind, but which thematically are concerned with the 'surface' of the industrial institution and political world. The sound is a 'scramble' of the various commantaries, music and dialogue of the collaged film which gradually becomes identified with their respective images during the course of the film. The awareness of the audience is returned to their actual situation (viewing a film) by reference to the bulb and the perceptual problems which its flashing creates. --M. L. G.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Talla (1968) 16mm, black and white, 19.75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

... is the most narrative/subjective film I have yet made. Because all the material was shot by me in a week or so it has location continuity, which becomes very important in the film. The pace of the cutting is still fast and the images still work from perception to conception or--perhaps in this film--to 'feeling'. However there is no consistent building up of pace and the fast-cut pieces are held within pauses so that there are often 'clusters' of images diving out of a mainly calm field. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Berlin Horse (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

BERLIN HORSE is a synthesis of a number of works which explore the transformation of the image by re-filming from the screen and by complex printing techniques. There are two original sequences: a piece of early newsreel and a section of 8mm film shot in Berlin -- a village in North Germany. The 8mm material is refilmed in various ways from the screen onto 16mm and that in turn used for permutative superimposition and color treatment in the printer. The music is composed for the film by Brian Eno and like elements of the image, explores off-setting loops with each other so that their phases shift. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
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Malcolm LeGrice

After Lumiere--L'Arroseur Arrose (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Like all the works I have done which refer directly to another artist, AFTER LUMIERE is not directly 'about' the Lumiere original. It is the starting point for an investigation. In this case it is an investigation into consequentiality, or at least the significance of sequentiality in the construction of meaning and concept. As such, the film encroaches on 'narrative' cinema, but in a way which treats narrativization as problematic, not transparent. --M. L. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Time & Motion Study (1976) 16mm, color, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

The film explores continuity of time in two levels of work. The first of these is the simple domestic task of washing dishes, and the second is the aesthetic task of filming the first task. I, the film-maker, am the only protagonist in both acts, controlling the two cameras which record the action. Audiences should be warned that the film contains scenes which might outrage sensitive viewers--I do not rinse the dishes after washing. This is not an uncommon practice in England, where the waste of hot water might cause more consternation than a thin film of detergent. Food does not taste of soap when eaten off the unrinsed dishes... the film has nothing to do with this problem (I think). --M. L. G.

Rental: $35.00
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Malcolm LeGrice

Academic Still Life (Cezanne) (1977) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

As the title indicates this is a deliberately academic work, conceived in much the same way that a composer might make a 'study'. It is not about a Cezanne painting, but attempts to apply certain concepts related to the relativity of changing viewpoints in observation and recording. In much the same way as a Cezanne painting records within its image, the problem of stabilizing a perception and the way in which shifts in viewpoint modify the spatial experience, the film uses time lapse and time exposure to seek a filmic equivalent for this aesthetic. --M. L. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Malcolm LeGrice

Blackbird Descending (Tense Alignment) (1977) 16mm, color, 110 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Malcolm Le Grice, one of the leading avant-garde filmmakers in Britain, has made a feature length work which is (...) one of the most accessible films to come out of the experimental area of cinematic exploration in recent years. The secret of its appeal is that ot engages the viewer's curiosity and then challanges him to remember, really remember, exactly what he has seen and heard. It assumes that peoplec an have fun at the same time as they are absorbing an analysis of how time and space are constructed in the cinema. What we see is a simple domestic scene: A woman typing. Through the window a man prunes a tree and a woman hangs out different colored sheets. A phone rings. This scene is repeated again and again from different viewpoints and timepoints but always slightly altered. The film is not about Pirandelloesque but film reality, so Le Grice finally shows us the camera filming some of the scenes we have seen, even utilising split screens to unmask the unreality (and of course thereby creating yet another). Like poet Wallace Stevens, Le Grice gives us thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird with fresh eyes." --Ken Wlaschin, London Film Festival, 77.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Erik Leiser

Psalms (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Political / Social Activism

Psalms composites a mixture of Stop Motion Animation, 2d Animation, Computer Animation, Pixilation, and Live Action to produce a surreal adventure into the Soul. Psalms delivers a journey of visual emotion which portrays the pains of humanity and it's need for redemption.

Rental: $20.00.

Erik Leiser

Prelude (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

Prelude is a mixture of Stop Motion Animation and Live Action which deals with issues of the media's influence on sexuality, the idea of the drug within the span of civilization, and the concept of self hopelessness. Prelude offers a clue towards hope.

Rental: $20.00.
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Erik Leiser

Landvaettir (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Erik Leiser takes us on an unforgettable journey across the Icelandic landscape as he mixes Live Action and Pixilation techniques to present an enchanting and timeless nature, as seen through 'second sight'.

Rental: $20.00.
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Living & Glorious (1965) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"Leonardi's film about the Living Theatre is less concerned with a straight documentary presentation of the exile theatre group from New York, but rather is concerned with the specific atmospheric factor which is indicated by their name, and which constitutes the highly suggestive effect of their playing. Cutting, for Leonardi, is the most decisive aesthetic device. The result is a wonderfully composed furioso of pictures. The hand-held camera catches rehearsals, conversations without sound, bits of theatre and daily life actions (which, for Living Theatre people, is very often intermixed). --Ingeborg Husterey, Der Welt, Berlin, Jan. 17, 1996.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Organum Multiplum (1967) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

Work and life of Musica Elettronica Viva, group of live electronic music, mainly composed by American musicians, active in Rome, Italy. --A. L.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Se L'Inconscio Si Revella (If the Unconscious Revolts) (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Also in this film, like in all my previous ones, there is a direct connection between inner urges and cinematic rendering. I tried to visualize my present aspiration to recover, through the various ways taught by one's experience, the easiness, directness and ripeness proper to children's relationships and affective life. This film is maybe a track of this path backwards. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Alfredo Leonardi

Escercizo di Meditazione (Exercise in Meditation) (1968) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A piece of reality, a roman square, observed in a way to achieve a more intense self-perception. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Alfredo Leonardi

Le N Ragazze Piu Belle di Piazza Navona (The N Most Beautiful Girls of Navona Square) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

The faces of beauty are infinite, if you only want to look at them, and the ones of infancy are the most divine. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Libro di Santi Roma Eterna (Book of Saints of Eternal Rome) (1968) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A (temporary) leave of many friends who are my truest world, with the attempt of getting them together in an ideal summary conceived to support me during my being far away. --A. L. "... Leonardi's subject matter is happiness and joy, through the choice of image, and through the editing (structuring) and through the camera movement, and the more I see this film the more I want to see it again. "The Book of Saints of Rome" is in my book of living classics." --Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice, Oct. 23, 1969.

Rental: $20.00
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Richard Lerman

Sagittarius V (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

Sagittarius V has a science fiction quality and nervous energy. It is a composition of electronic music that can be seen. The film's images were produced by electronic music, and here, the images and music are synchronized. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Sparkgap (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Political / Social Activism

SPARKGAP is a film that may or may not be performed with. It is about architecture, city planning, Black Power, Sound/Noise, Boston and electronic theater music pieces. If it is performed, loudspeakers should be connected to the projector with long cables. On one side of the audience, two White Persons carry loudspeakers and move up and down the aisle acting very passive. On the other side of the audience, two Black Persons carry loudspeakers and act very violently with them jumping in and out at/of the audience. A fifth performer periodically shines a spotlight on the performers' faces so that their skin color is known and to remind us of other things. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Ring Masters, The (1969) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

THE RING MASTERS images were produced on an oscilloscope, and were photographed through filters. The images were produced by electronic music. After editing, I composed a new electronic music sound track. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Third Book of Exercises (1971) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A basket of continuos strand of tape is fed by hand onto and through a tape recorder, and the performer (myself) must keep it tangle free and sounding good. A piano player does scales. I do this. The film may be projected in back of a live performance of the piece. The sounds mix and blend and time delays occur, and silences ensue. --R. L.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Howard Lester

Face () 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A cinematic mosaic of a face, with moving images rather than stationary tiles. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Improvisation On The Hollywood Ranch Market () 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An optical experiment with the idea of a visual drone which builds from a study of a famous all night grocery store in Hollywood. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Children of Synanon (1968) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A documentary about the life of children of residents at Synanon (a community primarily of former drug addicts). The children all live together, have a large part in running their school and sub-community and play a version of the Synanon "Game" (a type of group therapy). The film centers about the Game as played by the Children. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Ransom Note (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

An animated note to the audience. In a way an experiment in audience participation since it asks the audience to perform certain tasks. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Airplane Glue, I Love You (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy

An absurd comedy about a 30-year old ex-professional airplane builder who by mistake gets put in sixth grade. The film is a documentary about his new life style. Winner at several national and regional film festivals. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Lester

Nose, The (1972) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

An adult fairy tale. Loosely inspired by the Gogol story 'The Nose', the film deals with the adventures of the main character as he searches for his nose in modern Los Angeles, climaxing with the Nose's recovery in a night-club for monsters. --H. L.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Howard Lester

Slide Show (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

SLIDE SHOW is an experimental documentary film about a young California couple and their community, presented in the context of a dramatic event happening at a gathering of friends to view a slide show. It is an effort to provide an entertaining, honest, thought-provoking experience for the audience by experimenting with ideas of concept, structure, contrast, narrative technique, audience involvement, and the mixture of real and fictional events. It is intended for small, rather than large, audiences. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Charles I. Levine

Peaches & Cream (1964) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The collage paintings of Stanley Fisher: sin, sex, and gore blaring across the screen." -- P. M. "PEACHES AND CREAM, which closes in on the paintings and gets rid of the spectators' distance, is a spectacular success. The camera supplies visual movement to these spatially static canvases. Something is happening -- never mind if it's art. For five minutes or so one can tap one's foot to the music and look." -- Arts Magazine

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Shooting Guns (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

In documentary style, an excerpt from an unfinished movie. This film shows Jonas Mekas directing a sequence from his feature, Guns of the Trees.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Si See Sunni (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of Sunni, a modern mystic with a BA from Vassar and an MA from Harvard. Her past told with the Tarot cards. She is also publisher/editor of Filmmakers' Newsletter.

Rental: $22.00
16mm Rental: $22.00

Charles I. Levine

Siva (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

A realization of the Hindu God, a cinematic tone poem. Prize-winning film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Sound of Chartreuse, The (1967) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Spiritual / Mystical

Surrealist dream incorporating a sequence from a 1929 Paramount musical.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Charles I. Levine

Apropo of San Francisco (1968) 16mm, , 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

(After or for Jean Vigo) with Ben Van Meter. A study in visual rhythms and structure, using the same basic element repeated with variations.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Charles I. Levine

Bessie Smith (1968) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A cinematic tribute to the late blues singer Bessie Smith, with Bessie Smith as she appeared in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues and songs sung by her as well as a commentary read by Joseph Marzano. "It's the best film I've seen this year .... A masterpiece." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Charles I. Levine

Horseopera ( A Western) (1970) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Structural

I have used individual shots as loops to achieve a visually harmonic form, in which a variation of particular actions is made to produce a rhythmic structure .... The whole panorama of the winning of the West is at hand from horse and wagon to great railroad locomotives that charge across the plains and mountains relentlessly, always watched by the Indians. Stereotyped characters and actions are transformed and become larger than life, building blocks for a plastic mosaic. Epic conflict is in motion between good and evil ... the bad guys kill, rape and plunder both the land and the people, nothing is beneath them and they will not let anyone stand in their way. Their greed is unquenchable. "HORSEOPERA is an original and interesting film ...." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Cerebrally engrossing - near perfect." -- Aaron Hauptman, Queens College News

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Charles I. Levine

Steps (1976) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

STEPS incorporates the loop used in Le Ballet Mecanique by Fernand Leger with a new loop, to make visual rhythms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles I. Levine

Levine's Mother (1980) black and white, 59.5 min

Keywords: Structural

"LEVINE'S MOTHER is in two parts, part one is called Meditation by Black and White. Part two is titled A Cinematic Mantra. Part one consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow. Part two uses an image in time which is analogous to a sound which exists in time. "I was influenced by the book, On the Psychology of Meditation, by Claudio Naranjo and Robert Ornstein.

Rental: $200.00

Charles I. Levine

Meditations By Black & White (Levine's Mother, Part One) (1980) black and white, 31.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow motion.

Rental: $60.00

Richard Levine

Beasts of Nazareth (1975) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Richard Levine

Girl Playing With A Balloon (1976) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

... is made from a footage of a girl bouncing a balloon on a bright Sunday afternoon in New York's Central Park. My original interest was to better understand the relationship between myself as spectator and voyeur, and the girl. I was throughly intrigued by her presence and activities; she was ambivalent towards mine. The original 3-1/2 seconds of material have been re-examined and reworked to reveal new narrative and visual events. The evident flicker here is a function of each frame being a distinct configuration derived from one of several of the initial 63 images. --R. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Richard Levine

Selective Attentions #3 (1976) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Levine

In the Eye of the Child (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"I feel a particular excitement while viewing this film. It seems to be a way into the workings of the memory banks of the mind as well as an opening of a person's heart. The film suggests itself as an aesthetic of memory." --Ken Ross, "In the Eye of the Child," Downtown Review, Winter, 1980

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Richard Levine

Falling Awake (1981) 16mm, color, 21.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

"...(T)here is however a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language. I use the word 'fancies' at random, and merely because I must use some word; but the idea commonly attached to the term is not even remotely applicable to the shadows of shadows in question. They seem to me rather psychical than intellectual. They arise in the soul (alas, how rarely!) only at its epoch of most intense tranquility, when the bodily and mental health are in perfection, and at those mere points of time where the confines of the waking world blend with those of the world of dreams." --Edgar Allen Poe, from "Marginalia"

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Levine

War Stories (1983) 16mm, color, 45.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Levine's images resemble the Warhol's or Rauschenberg silkscreens of 20 years ago (but even less slick) or maybe a color TV with a bad concussion. Every motion is looped at least a dozen of times and submerged in a swirl of multiple superimpositions, with every layer tinted a separate color. Representation is pushed to its breaking point and yet, nothing really obscures the iconography of stretchers and body bags, death and degradation that you read less with your eyes than your gut..." --J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 1/24/84

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Saul Levine

Chicago Reds & Blues () 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Concerned with the relation of a word to what we hear or see in our mind when we see it. How this relates to film and color" S.L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Crescent () super8mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography

A conversation with Pelle Lowe.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Driven (2003) 16mm, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This series was inspired by Nancy Golden who, whenever I ride with her, wants me to shoot video for her. She is more interested as video maker in what's happening outside the car while I am more interested in the inside of the car, the driver, and then the world going by. So I decided to do a series of portraits of drivers at night each of which would be the length of the longest mini DV tape available (about 83 minutes). So I shoot continuously while the driver talks. This is my version of 21st century cinema noir.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Joe Gibbons (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Joe takes us on a tour of his past in Boston reflecting on the places he as worked and the bars and bookstores he frequented.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Tracy MacCullion (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

Tracy and I talk about her quitting her job to move from Boston, experiences working, sexual and gender politics at her work life, how her fathers death effected her film making, and her experiences as a graduate student at Bard.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Four Films (1984) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a 16mm blow up of four films "Note to Poli," "Portrayal/Sheryl Kaye," "Portrayal/Near Site," "Shmateh III." These four films are from three different series and weren't made to go together. This reel came together by printing necessity, but I like it as a sampler or as a different context in which to see these works. -- S.L. See individual films for descriptions. N.B. Project at 18fps

Rental: $38.00
16mm Rental: $38.00

Saul Levine

G OG OGO GOG OGO OG G () reg8mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot in Boston Twilights an night walks ending in a portrait of Rosalind Glen sleeping.

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Groove To Groove (1980) 16mm, color, 11.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Comedy, Films about Film, Media

"continues this kind of portraiture, concentrating on Mai Cramer and Levine, and develops the 'bi-lingual' paradigm of film and music. The phantasmagoria of splices beomes the lexicon for Levine's improvisational study of making film, music and jokes." Marjorie Keller

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

In Line (1980) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, political

"Unemployment portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Is As Is (1991) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of a mother with her arms full in the backyard bathing her twin babies. As if the early spring light sings and dances. Later the father cooks a fish. Marjorie Keller is the mother.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Ivan's Scarf () reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Mandala scar(o)f film portrait of Ivan Cohn." S.L.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Later Later Dutch Master Later (1993) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Conceived, performed and edited by Saul Levine. Camera by Pelle Lowe. The title says it. "A film in the old style." -- Bill Brand

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Lost Note () reg8mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Nearsight (1978) Reg8mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

"Afternoon idyll with Nancy Frumkin."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Note One () reg8mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A study in grey and white of my parents. An evening film. - S.L. Project at 16fps

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Erik (1973) reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 16fps

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Pati (1969) 16mm, 8mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Note on snowstorms in February-March '69. The restoration of the landscape. Begun to show friends on west coast violent beauty of this period. Childhood memories, snowball fights, sleddings, etc., and how I felt about Medford where I live kept entering into the film. The principal birds in the film are the blue jay and the crow, both beautiful, smart and ruthless." S.L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $25.00

Saul Levine

On Guard (1978) reg8mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

An afternoon with Marjorie Keller at MoMA and the Whitney includes a portrait of Diego Cotex working as a guard at MoMA. project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

On The Spot () reg8mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: film about film, landscape

Shot on a farm in Friends Ville Penn. Where Saul lived in a trailer with Dan Barnett shot from the same spot over the course of several Fall weeks a single frame study of the movements of poeple and live stock (horses,cows, sheep, etc)clouds sun and moon constructs of stasis and change.

Rental: $95.00
Reg8mm Rental: $95.00

Saul Levine

Reel of Portrayals, A (1978) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

"Three films on one reel: Fisher (1978), Sad But True Veterans Still Need Jobs (1978), Gardening (1976-1978)."

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Schmateh IV & Scrape (1986) super8, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography

Two films on one reel the first is a portrait of Pelle Lowe. The second is a portrait of Laurie McKenna AKA Bud Scrape both of whom I was desparately in love with.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Shmatehs I,II,III (1984) super8mm, color, 4 3/4 min

N.B. Soundtrack magnetic. Project at 18fps. Shmateh II: With Randal Wells and Anita Zlobro. Shmateh III: A breeze. Last section, Shmatehs III is silent. "Shmatehs is Polish for rags" - S.L.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Travel Note and Sketch (1973) reg8mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An American resting place- a scenic view" S.L. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Twilight (1978) reg8mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

with Sherill Kaye. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Unemployment (1980) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Political / Social Activism

"Unemployment Portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons. Also titled "In Line"

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Queen of Night Gotta Box of Light, The (1965) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Vivian Kurz, with Ivan Cohn, Andrew Meyer and Rene Richard. A Cambridge-Boston night scene.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Salt of the Sea (1965) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Founded under water ... all at sea ... made at land.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Saul's Scarf (1967) reg8mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Free for benefits and free showings. "we turning in side take it without them it closes Castles color You must pass through it before it closes open unstolen stop it closes castles color the before turning prism face the kiss half a beat time delay in image behind the cloth the rainbow bridge the rainbow bridge." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Tear/Or (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Seeing at a distance through the burning silk may the violence grow between their eyes in heaven." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Cats Cradle Harp Lock Heart (1967) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Cats cradle harp wind lock heart/ A string game/ The white hart of the wood/ Silk of speech between the lines/ "Call of the sun rose/ Chord of the king/ Retaining the lyrics of memory/ A sound heard from the stone like a harp string breaking/ Dangling lock Did i forget here/ Love woke/ Early as the knot in the grain "When the wind blows What lie did i tell/ In the poem of names to be remembered/ Now the loom of weaving sound and waving hair/ Do i reassemble her naming the pattern "Love lies waiting/ Open locks of the present tense Only the wind in the strings/ Cradles the harp in my hands foreplaying/ key to the little used Knot in the string "Hearing the half tones between the walls/ Eyelashes of the lier Extension of the lead needed/ A string that will never break no matter Always be in tune/ Resolving an assymetrical pattern/ Tuning the harp up to pitch "Cats cradle harp wind lock heart" - Erik Kiviat

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Big Stick, The (1973) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications of media, not only by making temporal, aesthetic and contextual comparisons of his sources, but by presenting this discomforting ragout in a film gauge whose cost, availability and mobility make simply working it an intrinsically political gesture. Levine also understood how to use very fast cutting in old-style 8mm, a difficult task in that the splice is in the middle of the frame. A cut is therefore void of illusion, and in fact threatens to obliterate a weak image .... "... Levine's adroit use of graphic action from the newsreels and close-ups from the shorts changed the rapid cuts from awkward stumbles to almost profound superimpositions." -- James Irwin, Artweek

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Saul Levine

Star Film (1971) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

STAR FILM stars a hand-made emulsion. 16 fps or 18 fps is the preferred speed unless the projector is significantly brighter at 24 fps.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

New Left Note (1982) 16mm, color, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Levine's rapid fire cutting has never found a more appropriate subject than in NEW LEFT NOTE, his film on the anti-war, anti-racist, and women's liberation movements of the early 1970s in America. NEW LEFT NOTE represents a synthesis of ideas that Levine sought to inject into a much-divided movement. The 'Free Bobby Seale' demonstrations in New Haven (Levine's home town) in 1970 is put into context through the editing .... At the time of shooting, Levine was the editor of New Left Notes, the national newspaper of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). He was unilaterally committed to the movements he filmed but beleaguered by the leadership of the organization for his non-sectarian views. ... [NEW LEFT NOTE] is a study of radical politics in radical film form." -- Marjorie Keller "The life he records is a jumble of demonstrations, fused with the kaleidoscopic fury of memory; its brief reprises include a catnap in the back of a car and a glimpse of a zoo. His incessant, chaotic outpouring of political energy seems less geared to a naive notion of bettering the world than to a perpetual pressure to keep it from getting worse." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Saul Levine

Memorial Day Weekend (1975) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

With Marjorie Keller, Kathy De Zengotida and Rick Needham. A portrait of a get-together of friends and comrades, a struggle with the past to be present.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Notes of an Early Fall (1976) super8mm, color, 33.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Dance, music

[NOTES] was mostly made in Binghamton in 1976 - a warped record constructed out of visits to the zoo, relatives and various locations. Appearances by obsessive birds, caged bears and hungry rams. "Certain shots are very evocative, such as a long shot of a group of people sitting on a park bench, one person playing a song on a recorder. The sound of the music, its fragility, is matched by the distance of the shot, lending a feeling of precariousness to the moment. There is a repeated shot of a warped record playing, with the same musical phrase endlessly repeated. The shot is an interior one, with the lighting casting a golden glow on the scene. The warped repetitions begin to reverberate with suggestions of frustrations." -- Daryl Chin, The Soho Weekly News "His first talkie, NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL is a characteristically raw work that parlays even the sound of microphone rumble into a formal element. Featuring a lengthy sequence devoted to the dance of an outrageously warped record, and a cameo appearance by a malfunctioning TV set, the forty-minute film suggests an entropic, melancholy Ballet Mecanique." -- J. Hoberman, Homemade Movies

Rental: $90.00
Super8 Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Charlatan (1977) super8mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, personal_diary_journal

Lying behind the Seer's Dance.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
Super8 Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

Departure (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Film tangents departures. The Susquehannah River, Marilyn Aigen, Dan Barnett, Elaine Johnson, Lee Brown, bridges, Marjorie Keller, Zack Bowen, Cliff Clark, David Marck, flying horses, Saul Levine and many others appear in this film.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Not Even A Note (1978) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An elliptical light journey.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Time To Go To Work (1978) super8mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rap with conductor enlightens a Conrail trip, New Haven to New York.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Lien On My Soul/Portrait Not A Dream Breaking Time, Part 3 & 4 (1983) reg8mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

LIEN ON MY SOUL is a cityscape of New Haven shot from an East Rock park. Includes the 4th of July, a wedding, lovers, bikers, kids -- an ecological meditation. PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM: My mother's cry of rage.

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Few Tunes Going Out, A (1984) VHS NTSC, super8, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music, political

Includes: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE, GROOVE TO GROOVE and A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUSN'S MEDINA See film descriptions above.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00
Super8 Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Arrested: Breaking Time, Part II (1983) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Part 2: Arrested is mainly a portrayal of Saul Levine's father, the blizzard of 1978 and the summer and spring.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Mortgage On My Body Breaking Time, Part I (1983) 16mm, color, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Stations throughout Connecticut and even New York City. Riding around with my father and back to the gas station.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Bopping the Great Wall of China Blue: A Few Tunes Going Out. Part I (1981) super8mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"A portrait of disc jockey Mai Cramer, filmmaker Dan Barnett, and Levine himself. The film cuts between Cramer talking, Barnett working and touring China and Levine engaged in the routines of his life. Incorporated into the portrait are shots of an astronaut floating in space, clouds passing and Chinese women performing their daily exercise. As vast space and clouds float by, the film mixes daily routines, foreign locales and the expanse of the universe in a work of cinematic music and dance." -- Marjorie Keller, program note, Collective for Living Cinema, 1983

Rental: $26.00
16mm Rental: $26.00

Saul Levine

Raps And Chants (1981) super8mm, color, 25.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"RAPS AND CHANTS is also without the typical cataract of cuts. The first part is a man's monologue about a grueling LSD adventure (even the image is a washout), and the second is the portrait of a woman, gleefully milking cacophony from a tape recorder by rapidly playing with the buttons. It is an essay in the filmmaker's twofold aesthetic: the roughness and punch of experience remains without cosmetics, unsentimentalized, uninterpreted; instead, the material of its transmission, image, and sound, becomes the field of cathartic, nervous play, a wild Hasidic dance." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice "The filmmaker and collagist John Broderick tells (and sings) a story of a remarkable acid trip and the filmmaker, painter and collagist Caroline Avery laughingly plays a jazz tape recorder." -- Marjorie Keller

Rental: $85.00
Super8 Rental: $85.00

Saul Levine

Note To Poli (1983) 16mm, super8mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"A note to the filmmaker Poli Marechal 'about' penetration: matter and light, substance and smoke. Images of drinking coffee and having sex evaporate as smoke is blown into a shaft of light on a refrigerator." -- Marjorie Keller "NOTE TO POLI, part of a series of intimate 'notes,' represents a burst of sexual energy as the prelude to a cigarette in the sunlit kitchen, as if the balancing of eros and narcosis precluded the intervention of splicing." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Abrennen Soll Columbusn Medina (1985) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, political_social activism

The third tune of A FEW TUNES GOING OUT. A Memorial Day Parade of songs, histories, cross conversations and interchangeable parts.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Submission (1988) super-8, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Made with Mark LaPore. A confrontational rant addressed to the judges of the films entered in a super-8 competition at No Exit. Both Mark and I were surprised when not only was it shown at the festival but it generated much laughter and angry conversation.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Notes After Long Silence (1989) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, Political / Social Activism

"In title and content NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE directly alludes to Levine's '60s protest film, NEW LEFT NOTES, as well as to the SDS newspaper of the same name he once edited. It's also a startling companion piece to Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July. If Stone is ultimately ambivalent about Vietnam, Levine is not. A nameless vet in Fourth of July greets Tom Cruise's paraplegic Ron Kovic with 'Just what we need, another limp dick.' In NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE, ugly, ruddy close-ups of a flaccid penis begin to dominate the blitzkrieg montage; the limp dick isn't innocent bystander to America's Fall, but guilty witness. Yet the final images are of bouncy shtupping, a make-love-not-war, antiheroic corrective to Stone's mythic posturing." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Preview (1989) super8mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Excerpts of performances and impersonations for the camera. The first a rooftop Cinderella. In the second, Gede honors Antoine Thurel's self-immolation protest of US imperialism's complicity in the maniacal state terrorism that afflicted the first Afro-American republic, Haiti, by a burning ritual. In the third, old Coke ads and childhood memories project a future .... The film was at first intended as a work-in-progress preview but has evolved into a complete work.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

As Is Is (1991) super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Super-8 Kerry Laitela delivers an elegiac account of the passions and struggles of a female chameleon.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Spun (1992) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, erotic

With Amanda Katz spinning and weaving.

Rental: $60.00
Super8 Rental: $60.00

Saul Levine

August Moon An See (1997) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of Nancy Golden, a summer evening and Nancy photographing rocks at Singing Beach.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Double Trouble Echo #1 (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Sad Gun (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A short Western epic.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Saul Levine

All That's Solid (2000) Super 8, black and white, 3 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. See descrition MELTS INTO AIR.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: AZ sent (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Harvard Square stroll talking to myself. AKA "Light Lick Amazing Grace".

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Get it while you can (2000) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice. CAN was the first light lick I completed.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: I saw the Light Praise the Dark (2000) Super 8, black and white, 15 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. The first black and white light lick.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Only Sunshine (2000) Super 8, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Melts Into Air (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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

N.B. Project at 18 fps. ALL THAT'S SOLID (and) MELTS INTO AIR are each separate films shot at an exhibition of the urban landscape artist Tyree Suyton in Cambridge at Harvard. I was struck by the redemptive critical and visionary character of his work which struck me as similar to G. M. Hopkins or Clarence Smith. Coincidentally as I was shooting these films I went to screenings of Charles Burnett and asked him what film he would like to make but couldn't get the money for. He replied a feature narrative about Tyree Suyton. So I put together 4 of the films from Spring 2000 into a 4 film work called 4 FOR CHARLES BURNETT. All That's Solid Melts Into Air. They are All That's Solid Light Lick Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe Melts into Air

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe (2000) Super 8, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Workers and customers at a coffee bare in a winter twilight.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Whole Note (2000) Super 8, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of my father in the last days of his life. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" hasidic saying.

Rental: $22.00
Super8 Rental: $22.00

Laurie Lewis

Matchseller, The (1967) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

It was made in London and is set in a 1950's fairground. It has won awards at Ann Arbor and the Berkeley Experimental Film Festivals. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Liban

Friction (1997) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Psychology & Mental Health

Friction is about an artist dealing with the death of a sister and the break-up of a relationship. ĘThis artist uses his art to help cope and come to terms with these losses. The film explores both "loss" and the "creative process."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Edvard Lieber

Seven Portraits (1983) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

". . . a staggering work of great depth, originality and poetry . . . not only a unique historical document, but a rare insight into the souls of seven cultural icons: Willem de Kooning, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Tennessee Williams, Andy Warhol, John Cage, and Liv Ullmann." -- Andrew Leighton 1985 Taipei International Film Festival 1984 Berlin International Film Festival 1984 Festival dei Popoli, Florence 1984 French-American International Film Festival, Avignon 1984 Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bob Liikala

Boxed In (1965) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic

'Included in a highly succesful Pop Art Erotica program with films by Warhol, Preston, etc. at The Bridge Theater. BOXED IN is a study in Camp Sadism. Old vaudeville jugglers phllicly toss Chromium pins in contrast to voyeuristic vignettes of black laced, high heeled women boxers and culminating in a hilarious chorus line of 1946 "banana girls" singing in deep-deep voices "all about love".' --I. Wexler

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Liikala

Secure the Shadow (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Isabelle Liikala

Feels of Blue (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"Fragmented lake/land-scape; willows, rain, sun, and snow; poetic in a very "now" sense with multiple electronic concrete sound overlays; light love and humor." --Bob Liikala

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lana Lin

I Begin to Know You (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

Weaves together ready-made images of women at work and in the domestic arena as an examination of women's power and place in the world.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Sphere: Circle: Round (1992) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

A bouncing ball, a balloon-tagged bomb, and bubbles delicately bursting beneath a microscope are a few of the images that collide in this playful structuralist collage gathered from an array of found footage.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Through the Door (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A mock travel film composed of archival footage that comments on narrative conventions. A woman is heard, but not seen, during the film's journey. Visual and aural narratives unfold independently, reinforcing and countering each other.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Mizu Shobal (Water Business) (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

Mizu Shobai (Water Business) blends two stories, one of a geisha who is lost at sea and another of the first geisha to circle the world. "Through lyrical images and narrative shards, Lin builds a critique of the ways in which the figure of the Japanese woman exists in the imaginary." -- Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Stranger Baby (1995) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Micro-narratives moving between fiction, non-fiction, and science fiction elaborate multiple meanings of the term "alien." "Substituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities." -- LA Asian Pacific Film Festival catalogue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Almost the Cocktail Hour (1997) 16mm, color, 56 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A hybrid experimental narrative/biography that interprets Jane Bowles as a woman paralyzed by conflict -- an expatriate, lesbian, alcoholic, and wife of the more celebrated writer Paul Bowles. "A thoughtful and unique consideration of writer Jane Bowles as well as a sympathetic sketch of the desire to claim her, to connect with her, generations later." -- Carl Bogner, the Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

Lana Lin

Taiwan Video Club (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

A community of Asian immigrants videotape and trade daily epics recorded off Taiwanese broadcast television. Stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth are now passed on from VCR to VCR.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $115.00

Lana Lin

No Power to Push Up the Sky (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

15 people translate an interview with student protest leader Chai Ling conducted in Beijing one week before the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

Lana Lin

Mysterial Power (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal pursuit of knowledge through interactions with family, spirituality, and everyday life in Taiwan.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Michael Lions

Liberated Miss (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

LIBERATED MISS satirizes both the business world and value systems of most American women. Visually two girls sell the Helix, tour Seattle, and communicate as they make fun of the 'phony' image American women are forced to portray. The dialogue and the music are original and support a 'togetherness' theme which is woven into the film. --M. L.

Rental: $20.00

Jeanne Liotta

Soma Sema (1988) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: Bradley Eros Fire, water, sex, resurrection.. A classic work of anthropomorphic alchemy. The mummy signals from the threshold of the living and the dead. Secrets seep through the skin, and tattooed oracles reveal the body is a sign divine. This film is an inscription of the mysteries in action. "... Their imagery evokes the erotic on a mythic, cosmic-consciousness level, encompassing tribal and sacred elements." -- Tom Chomont, The Independent Eye

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

fungus eroticus (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Co-maker: Bradley Eros A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film's seething materiality. "In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life." -- Karl Marx

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

Dervish Machine (1992) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Co-maker: Bradley Eros "M'elevasti! Lift me up!"-- Ezra Pound Hand-developed meditations on being and movement, as inspired by Gysin's Dreammachine, Sufi mysticism, and early cinema. A knowledge of the fragility of existence mirrors the tenuousness of the material. The film itself becomes the site to experience impermanence, and to revel in the unfixed image. Seen and unseen meet in the place between image and emulsion. ĘĘĘ "... The taking and making of images is seen as a passionate pursuit: religious,magical,mysterious."-- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archives

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

Ceci N'est Pas (1997) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hand-developed and unedited, this roll lived in my camera from March to May 1995: A trip to New Orleans, a train ride, the death of a dear friend and artist. This film is the author of itself; its trace function leaves me behind. "The cadaverous presence establishes a relation between here and nowhere." -- Maurice Blanchot. "The Phantome disturbs by its just out of reach presence." -- Bruce Witsiepe

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

What Makes Day and Night (1998) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

This 1940s artifact is coupled with music by Nino Rota to expose the existential skeleton in the closet: our perilous journey on the planet Earth. The quintessential travel film.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

Muktikara (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

From the Sanskrit, 'gentle gazing brings liberation', the title is also the name of the particular body of water which is the image-subject of the film. Landscape as 'inscape', not inertly present but beckoning an active perception; a seeing and a seeing into. "... as if my eye were still growing..." -- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Rental: $35.00

Jeanne Liotta

Maria Movie (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Departing from Les Baxter's score to the Mario Bava film Black Sunday, Maria Movie is an overwrought melodrama set in New York City among the grit and shards of cinemas past and present. Chemistry and horror, dirge and dream, with Catherine Deneuve as The Black Maria herself, leading the procession on the via negativa.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

Loretta (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Sound by Carlo Altomare A photogram opera of laborious incarnations and corporeal dissolutions, this abstract direct animation takes the form of a woman or an aria, dissolving into the infinite. Living in time as high drama. Yellow conceived of as light materialized; a pure value emitting a particular frequency of energy, a dialectical manifestation of phenomena in flux, like any other movie "I love that which dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." -- Rene Clair

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lenny Lipton

Happy Birthday, Lenny (1965) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Lenny Lipton was born May 18, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote the lyrics of the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" when he was nineteen years old. He is the author of Independent Filmmaking and The Super 8 Book. He lives in California with his wife and daughter. In HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY, Mother explains the nature of her love. (File under neurosis.) Exhibition: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; NY Film Festival.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

We Shall March Again (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The 1965 Vietnam Day Peace March, remembered for the Hell's Angels' attack. Vividly depicted. Provides a valuable historical perspective on the period, filmed by a partisan. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; NET; Italian TV; Cinematheque Française. Collection: Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Below The Fruited Plain (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Technology

"... set in Mexico in the sandal shop of Ubaldo, a peasant craftsman. The camera enters the shop and moves in on Ubaldo as he makes a pair of sandals for some tourists. Meanwhile, the soundtrack gives a dialogue between an uptight American couple. The man in particular (George Kuchar's voice) is truly an American horror as he puts down Mexico, Ubaldo, and his own wife whom he obviously hates. "But Lipton gives us much more than a bitterly amusing view of a sick marriage. In a remarkably brief period of time he also shows us a view of Mexico as seen by American tourists, and he shows us a view of American tourists as seen by Mexicans and as seen by him, and he makes a statement about the nature of work, industrial society, and alienation ...." -- Richard Milner, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Dunes of Turo, The (1966) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Cape Cod and the ghosts of city traffic. Positively ecodellic.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Ineluctable Modality of the Visible (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Extreme close-ups moving across a woman's body. Based on a harmonic theory of film montage, in which shots are likened to melody. Part of the American Federation of Arts series.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Memories of an Unborn Baby (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Warm multiple imagery.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Powerman (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A homage to the superhero. Lipton's only animated film. The song "Powerman" is performed by Rogue Streib's East Bay Symphony, with the filmmaker singing lead.

Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Cornucopia (1968) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Technology

TV's image raised to a fever pitch to help reveal the chaotic nature of the medium. A driven flux of electronic icons, building its intensity. "Best insult to American Civilization." -- Bellevue Film Festival, 1968

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Show And Tell (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A rich neat film with funny stuff in it ... full of humor that was neither self-conscious nor laughing at others, but full of pathos and feeling for humanity. Really funny things leave something deadly serious and beautiful that echo like afterimages in your mind." -- Bob Nelson Exhibition: Bellevue Film Festival; Yale Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; St. Lawrence University Independent Filmmakers Competition; Cinematheque Française.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lenny Lipton

Doggie Diner and The Return of Doggie Diner (1969) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The prospective renter needs no better recommendation than this: Peter Kubelka purchased a print for the Austrian Film Archive. Rent it while it's hot.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Let A Thousand Parks Bloom (1969) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lenny Lipton

People (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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

The Red Mountain Tribe hangs out in my backyard. "Lipton's lovely home movie PEOPLE, in its affection for valuable inconsequential gestures, indicates in the course of its three minutes why there has to be a continuing alternative to the commercial cinema." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Janis Crystal Lipzin

Other Reckless Things (1984) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Science & Medicine, Technology

A response to a newspaper account of a self-inflicted Caesarian section. "... a daring yet subtle reflection on the anomalies of birth and self-mutilation." -- Kate Regan, San Francisco Chronicle "The film alternates medical footage ... with clips of the news report - bringing into question issues of invasion of privacy, voyeurism, control over one's body and the use of technology in situations that may not require it. Zweig's text ... is as chilling as the images ...." -- Will Torphy, Artweek "... extraordinary and disturbing ...." -- Larry Kardish, Museum of Modern Art, NY "Like Goya ... overpowering imagery floods the viewer ... a break-through for social and poetic filmmaking ... [and] a courageous advancement in the history of cinema." -- Joyce Wieland Awards: SF Art Institute Film Festival, 1985; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1985. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Kunstmuseum, Bern; New Music America, 1986. Note: May be presented with live soundtrack performance by arrangement.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

James Livingston

Holiday Spirit, The (1981) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

A free wheeling quasi-documentary on the glory of Christmas in New York City. 'Only 27 more shopping days till...' New Yorkers frolic in that commercial turnover between Macy's Thanksgiving extravaganza and the ritual of New York's at Times Square. Is this a religious experience? --J. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jock Livingston

Zero In The Universe (1966) 16mm, black and white, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

ZERO IN THE UNIVERSE is a comedy, a cryptogram--a message in code to the viewer. Who is Zero? What universe? What is the opposition of Zero and his arch enemy, Steinmetz? What does it come from, and where, if anywhere, does it go. The film presents abundant clues, but the answers are never stated. --J. L.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Robin Lloyd

Dan Basen (1970) color, 12 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Portrait of an artist as Apollo, sacrificial lamb, paranoid schizophrenic, and suicide. NY, NY 1970

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Roy Loe

321 (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

The structure of Jean Tinguely -- filmed at the Jewish Museum show and intercut with machinary which is naively self-destructive. --R. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guido Lombardi

A (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

One of its possible and particular sub-titles is "People and Country". --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guido Lombardi

B (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Some persons bring chickens and fishes as presents to some actors who are playing, while the Warrior tries the mirror's suicide, but fails in seeing the Death. Outside, chewing-gums are distributed away and the Spring passes by, turning into a little girl. --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leobardo Lopez

Lapso (1964) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A moment in the life of a lonely adolescent. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leobardo Lopez

S. O. S. (1966) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Selected in Canada by the Expo '67 contest, The Man and His World, as a representative film of our age. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leobardo Lopez

El Hijo (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The meeting of a couple in a senseless world. --L. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Marie Losier

Electrocute your Stars (2004) , min

Rental: $30.00 film, 50.00 video

Marie Losier

Passion of Joan of Arc / The Touch Retouched / Broken Blossom / Chick-Chick, The (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

4 videos: "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (2001) 8 min. Losier re-visions the oft told cinematic tale of Joan of Arc in this post-mortem/post-modern collaboration between the Great Dane Carl Dreyer and the filmmaker inserting herself into the 1928 film as God's greatest lover and France's most cherished martyr. A funny tragedy. "The Touch Retouched" (2001) 5 min. In 1971, Ingmar Bergman made his only American film, "The Touch, " starring ensemble regulars Max Von Sydow and Bibi Andersson, along with early '70's everyman Elliot Gould. In 2001, Marie Losier decided to recast herself in Gould's role, breathing new life into Bergman's most awkward, ill-conceived and dubious filmic endeavor. "Broken Blossom" (2001) 10 min. "This is a silent film. Just remember when you hear my voice, this is what it would sound like if you were hearing it. I am D. W. Griffith and I control the world." -- D. W. Griffith Rediscovered footage of the screentests for D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms in which actress Marie Losier vies with Lilian Gish for the lead role. A violent silent film about deflowered Blossoms. "Chick-Chick" (2002), animation, 2 min. The transformation of a filmmaker into a chicken and her subsequent adventure in the world of a living painting. VHS rental: $50 sale: $75

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

Bird, Bath & Beyond (2003) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Philosophical

A dream-document of Mike Kuchar, floating through his memories, as the sea, space and sky drift past. Wrapped in odd costumes, he frolics with the imaginary creatures surrounding him, and recalls the creatures of his own imagination.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Marie Losier

Two Films by Marie Losier (Bird, Bath & Beyond and Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine) (2003) 16mm, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

3 Films with Kuchar Brothers (2005) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

The DVD has 3 films with the Kuchar Brothers, Mike and George at their best! BIRD, BATH and BEYOND; ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS and EAT MY MAKEUP: George Kuchar, dressed in a pink dress and red makeup is having a picnic with his 3 "ladies".... the day turns into a big shaving cream pie fight!

Michael Lovell

Judy's Face (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Originally filmed in 8mm and then enlarged to 16mm size. One continuous 'shot' divided into two nearly equal sections; each section duplicated 3 times and then combined in an arithmetic progression of alternating order separated with varying lengths of clear and opaque leader. Taking a random section and breaking it down into its base components and then restructuring the parts into a new whole (:comprehension). --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Lovell

Bebe's Elbow (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in Feb. 1972 in Johnson City, N. Y. at Jon's apartment. I came to visit for the weekend with the intent of making this film. Jon and I lugged equipment early Saturday morning and we ended up shooting late in the evening due to technical difficulties and other problems. Jon purchased the film stock and gave much needed technical assistance. Bebe liked the idea of the film and now her elbow is preserved for posterity on celluloid. For more than a year I had only the original print to project because of the lack of funds to invest for duplicate prints; thanks to Ken, I got the 'bread' to finally have a print made. --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Lovell

Birds of Paradise (1973) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A single 100 ft. roll of 16mm B&W film shot at the zoo last October, 1972. Six months later I soaked the processed film in clorox bleach and had it loop-printed four times with a length of black opaque leader between each print. --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stephen Lovi

Portrait of the Lady in the Yellow Hat, A () 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A girl, a hat, a painter, and ensuing developments are presented in a choppy, fast-motion style which lends a clownish air to the film. Each object or situation is followed by explorations into its aesthetic ramifications, revealed with brilliant color, very fast cutting, and multiple superimpositions. --S. L. "One of the finest visually-oriented slapstick comedies I've ever seen... His films is a little like, if you can imagine such a thing, a cross between Broughton, Breer, Vanderbeekm and Emshwiller." --Stan Brakhage

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Roulement, Rouerie, Aubage (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

This reel consists of three short films, two in black and white and one in color, that treat of a water wheel on the Sorgue. The essence of the work rests on a series of cross-references that are set up between the operational mechanisms of the filmed object and the recorded characteristics foregrounded by the choice of film stocks and filming circumstances. The title reflects the process involved. Roulement = rotation, rouerie = wiliness, aubage = paddle wheel unit.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

Champ Provencal (1979) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The film presents in succession from a single viewpoint a frame-by-frame construction of a peach orchard with pink blossoms (April 1), green leaves (April 16) and red-yellow peaches (June 24). Although the filming procedure is similar to RUE DES TEINTURIERS, choices pertaining to the organization of the material in relation to the characteristics of the location define the specificity of CHAMP PROVENÇAL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Coulerurs Mecanigues (1979) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

This film presents, in the order they were filmed, six different viewpoints of a merry-go-round. In each case the focus is adjusted so as to select, isolate and inscribe parts of the filmed scene onto the film strip in a way that allows elements of color in movement to be recombined in a particular manner during the projection of the film. COULEURS MÉCANIQUES shares similar concerns to those found in ROULEMENT, ROUERIE, AUBAGE.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rose Lowder

Parcelle (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The French term parcelle refers to a fragment, particle or bit. Composed frame by frame in the camera, the film rests upon the alternate appearance and variable duration of tiny colored squares and circles placed on a black background and inserted in series between plain white or colored images. Although the film may appear conventional on a technical level, conceptually this is not the case given that the work is based on situations where the sense of perception processes images in various time lengths according to the characteristics viewed.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere (dual-projection version) (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Dual-projection version. For superimposed dual-projection.

In this film procedures similar to those used in the two previously mentioned works are developed in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th Century duck pond), poetic measures pertaining to rhythm taken from literary rhetorics are introduced as part of the organizational orientation. Thus the film rests on a visual transposition of a 'pantoun,' a verse form which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continously in a precise manner. --R. L.

Instructions: 1) Line up two projectors (preferably of nearly equal light intensity) to project their two rectangles exactly superimposed; 2) Place the two reels on the projectors, focus one and then the other; 3) Put the reels in sync with each other (a frame with "FINISH" on it, a few frames before the first picture can serve as sync mark); 4) To run start both projectors SIMULTANEOUSLY; 5) The projectors will run out of sync normally, this does not matter at all. The person projecting can, however, (but only if they wish to) if they have projectors allowing speed variations, try to "keep them in sync": he or she won't succeed, but the mere efforts can be interesting.
*Note: rental includes one green/blue print, and one red/yellow print.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rose Lowder

Rue Des Teinturiers (1979) 16mm, color, 31.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Recorded frame by frame in the camera, the focus of each frame is adjusted so that certain graphic features of items in the street that gives its name to the film are extracted and inscribed onto the film strip in a way which allows their characteristics to be seen, when projected in succession on the screen, as parts of a spatiotemporal image stretching from a position on a balcony over a canalized river to the road. The film is composed of twelve two-and-three-quarter minute reels, each of which was filmed on a different day throughout a six-month period. No editing was undertaken other than joining the reels together. This was done in a slightly non-chronological order so as to avoid accentuating anecdotal aspects of the scene.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere Compose: Composed Recurrence. (1981) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

The first third of the film corresponds exactly to RETOUR D'UN REPERE (1979). In RETOUR D'UN REPERE COMPOSE the same material is presented successively in three versions: a straight single print; a combined picture print printed twice onto the same film strip; and a combined picture print printed slightly differently thrice onto one piece of film, each version organizing a differing approach to perception of the composed visual construction. --R. L.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Rose Lowder

Les Tournesols (1982) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The film presents a field of sunflowers. The focus is adjusted frame by frame in succession according to a series of patterns on particular plants situated in different parts of the field. The diverse configurations placed on separate frames of the film strip appear, when projected successively, simultaneously on the screen. Thus, filmed one after another at different focal lengths, the sunflowers combine during projection to form one spatiotemporal image. LES TOURNESOLS COLORES is a capricious version of the film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Impromptu (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

This piece of film was initially shown at the 1989 Toronto Congress and not destined to be screened again in its present form. Thus the title IMPROMPTU refers partly, due to people having asked to screen the reel, to the distribution of a print. However, each scene being a combined image filmed frame by frame alternatively at two or more periods during a given day, a procedure depending for its exact execution on the manner in which the film situation evolved, "impromptu" also refers to the tendency of reality to veer towards the unexpected. The sound was supplied fortuitously by the lab and some attention should be given not to cut off the activity near the top edge of the frame.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Quiproquo (1992) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Soundtrack by Katie O'Looney. Situated in an environment where nature and social-industry technology meet, the film attempts a visual dialogue with (and critique of) mainstream society's concerns. To the extent that it refers to the economy of means involved in relation to what is stated, the work is both a reflection on the possibilities of the medium and an enquiry concerning the implications of the reality filmed.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Luttrell

Implosion (1974) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IMPLOSION is an optical film (printed by the film-maker himself) of contra-gravitational images in space. The film was made in Amsterdam at the Dutch Filmmakers Koop. The sound track was composed by the film-maker specifically for the film for a synchronous sound and sight display. --R. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 (2007) 16mm, Color & BW, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, Films About Film, Found Footage, History, Queer

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 is a successor to the seventeen films in the Library of Congress South Vietnam Embassy Collection labeled only Unidentified Vietnam, # 1-17. Initiated by these 1960s propaganda films, the project calls into question the policies and politics of nation building. -Lin + Lam http://linpluslam.com/index/Unidentified_Vietnam_No._18.html

16mm Rental: $120.00

Marian St. Laurent

Disorder (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental price in 16mm or VHS: 20.00 Bleached black leader and color fount footage. An interpretation of Joy Division's song "Disorder." Made with special attention to 24 frames per second (and so does not have the same effect on an audience when viewed on VHS.)

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Wim Van Der Linden

Provo Films (3 Sad Movies: I Love You Because/Tulips/Rape () 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marie Losier

Ontological Cowboy (2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

With Richard Foreman, Juliana Francis, Tom Ryder Smith and Jay Smith. "The theater is about sex." At least according to Richard Foreman, the father of the Ontological Hysterical Theater. The Ontological Cowboy documents Foreman's invocation of the "manifest destiny" of the avant-garde theater, King Cowboy Rufus strolling down off San Juan Hill with a sigh, waving his handkerchief. Foreman plays himself, and the cast pantomimes his preoccupation. If "the cast and crew suffer alike," it's all for a good cause: the violent rebirth of the American theater, with Foreman as its midwife. --M.L.

Rental: $$50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lana / H. Lan Lin / Thao Lam

Departure (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Technology

Shot from the exploratory perspective of a moving car, cyclo, and trains, Departure is a video essay that looks at transportation to examine the impact of modernization and foreign intervention in three Asian cities: Taipei, Shanghai, and Hanoi.

Rental: $85.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $85.00

Saul Levine

As Is Was (1994) 16mm, super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media

This film was shot the same weekend as Z(ZEE NOT ZED), when Stan Brakhage was visiting University of Rhode Island, where Marjorie Keller was teaching at the time. They get some coffee, then go for a walk on a beach in an old whaling harbor. --S.L.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00
Super8 Rental: $36.00

Saul Levine

Light Hit (1995) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Textures of some Polaroid pictures found buried under snow. Leather jacket as pool for them to be hit (by light).

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Rolls and Stumbles With Cherries In The Middle (1996) VHS NTSC, Super 8, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Impersonations for the camera by Alison Tsoi, Nina Fonoroff,and Saul Levine. Additional camera by Silvia Gruner. Purchase Price: 40.00 Individual / 105.00 Institutional

Saul Levine

xDream 2000 (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A compilation: DARK LIGHT video 10 min Documentation of an installation of images transferred on to light bulbs that was shot by Joe Gibbons and edited by Saul Levine. Light bulbs and installation by Saul Levine. KIBBITZER video 15 min KIBBITZER is a single shot of my father Julius Levine playing scrabble in his kitchen with a health aide Barbara Burbridge. My aunt Belle Cohen andI appear from time to time. YOREN 2000, video, 6 min, in Yiddish and English, no subtitles YOREN is a short Yiddish bitter sweet musical comedy starring my father Julius Levine and my aunt Francis (Fagel) Cohen. WHOLE NOTE 2000, super-8 to video, b/w, silent, 11 min It is mainly a portrait of my father Julius Levine in the last days of hislife. My aunts Francis and Belle Cohen also appear. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" (a Hasidic saying). Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

Saul Levine

xDream 2001 (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A compilation (all 3 pieces are portraits and have been shown separately as well as together): SERRA'S MORNING 2001, video, 10 min. Director of the Film-makers Coop M.M. Serra recollects her morning on September 11, 2001. The Coop is a few blocks from the New York Worlds Trade Center. The tape was shot a month after, while we were waiting to have lunch together. OFF SELEXA 2001, video, 20 min This film is an account of Karine Albanon's experience with an antidepressant called Celexa. DREAM STORY 2001, video, 10 min This is about a dream I had of Marjorie Keller. Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 / 80.00

Saul Levine

Driven With Kim Keown (2003) color, 83 min

Rental: $75.00

Marie Losier

Flying Saucey! (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A giant pot is descending from the sky. Twenty winsome damsels are landing on Planet Earth, coming out of the pot filled with 280 pounds of spaghetti. A battle for sauce and survival.

Saul Levine

Rambling Notes (1976-1977) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: diary_ journal, philosophical

I am just a rambling guy - here today, gone tomorrow. Sitting in the back of Dan's french car. French woman going to NYC for the first time. Reflections of the car - now static. Chicago as seen from Gunnar Juhansson's and Ruby Rich's apartment. N.B. Project at 18fps

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Note to Colleen (1974) 16mm, 8mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Opens with a short portrait of Marjorie Keller that I made while she met Colleen Fitzgibbon and I on a corner in New York City. The rest of the film is a note to Colleen a continuation of converstaions about portraiture, public and private art, love, friendship and loneliness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: In the Hour of the Angels (2004) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Is part of a subseries within the LIGHT LICKS. This film was shot in Cambridge MA and Jersey City NJ. It was inspired by ancient apocalyptic poetry, the more recent poetry of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Emily Dickenson and Charles Reznikoff. There are views of the New York sky line and the Statue of Liberty in the hour of the Angels. Thanks to Nancy Golden.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: Jamming (2004) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Another in the subseries has footage of the 5,000,000 people demonstrating at the 2004 National Republican Convention in New York, a wedding in Salem MA

Rental: $82.00
16mm Rental: $82.00

Saul Levine

Dreams and Apparitions of Mark Lapore (2006/2007) DVD NTSC, , 77 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Polina Marshakova, Adam Savje, Kim Keown, Saul Levine, Joe Briganti, Alison Holt, Schiller Diny, Luther Price and Ericka Beckman. Each of these persons recount dreams or visions of Mark Lapore. It was made in response to his suicide on 9/11/2005. Shot with a Black & White Panasonic studio tube camera.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

Saul Levine

LIGHT LICK SERIES (2000-2004) , min

Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice.

Marie Losier

Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist (2008) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, color, 26 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, biography

This is a dream portrait of Tony Conrad playing in his studio with costumes and wigs, jumping on beds with Joe Gibbons, playing violin in his home town Buffalo, cooking pickled films, performing at Tonic in NYC, recalling his first hand puppet performances with his mother, his first meeting with Jack Smith and his involvement with Flaming Creatures. Two years of footage and stories and laughter to share. DVD PAL version includes Tony Conrad's 'The Flicker' (1966).

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Penny Lane

Sittin' On a Million (2008) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Erotic

Mame Faye ran a world famous house of prostitution in Troy, New York for almost forty years (c. 1906 to 1941). Everyone past the age of retirement has a story - funny, sordid, unbelievable - about Troy's most famous madam. Sittin' on a Million presents these stories in all their contradictory glory, alongside vintage erotica, reenactments, and street performances. The documentary asks us to consider the role of memory and imagination in creating history, and reminds us about all those ordinary, extraordinary people erased from the official record.

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Penny Lane

The Abortion Diaries (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 30 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, Personal / Diary / Journal

The Abortion Diaries is a documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina, Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in age from 19 to 54. Their stories weave together with the filmmaker's diary entries to present a compelling, moving and at times surprisingly funny "dinner party" where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love, work and their own bodies.

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Anna Linder

Densen (2009) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A musical voyage through photographs from Tokyo, St Petersburg, Barcelona, Milan and Buenos Aires. The word for power line in Japanese is densen.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Individual 50.00 Institution 75.00

Barbara Lattanzi

Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang's 'Yeban gesheng' (Song at Midnight), 1937 (2015) Digital File, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, history, structural, technology

The video presents an algorithmic, generative, and software-driven dataset of images - a dataset that dynamically runs in 15-hour cycles. The sequenced, glitched imagery derives from the brilliant and melodramatic Shanghai version of "Phantom of the Opera" made in 1937. My software guarantees that the video generates non-repeating compositional patterns. For this video recording, the launching time of my original software intentionally occurs at, and is displayed as, 23:55 (Sept. 20, 2015), just prior to midnight. At precisely midnight, the video records the event of a triggered algorithm. The algorithm causes the start of the central song of "Yeban gesheng" - the politically enigmatic and emotionally intense "Song at Midnight".

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $125.00

Marie Losier

Manuelle Labor (2007) DVD NTSC, b / w, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth

Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin. Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands..."Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o' your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy" (Guy Maddin)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

Cet Air La (2010) DVD NTSC, b & w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music

with April March and Julien Gasc. Cet Air la is a famous french song from 1963, sung live by NY singer April March in acapela with Julien Gasc. The couple is singing while flying over a superimposed 16mm projection of a stop motion animation of a series of clouds, birds, bubbles, smoke machines and glitters...the song has the texture of a dream. Part of Residency Unlimited Project.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

Papal Broken Dance (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music

Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3- Genesis P-Orridge with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends. A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring...all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

Snowbeard (2009) DVD NTSC, B / W, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Losier's poignant short film offers a moving tribute to New York icon Mike Kuchar, filmed on his last day before leaving Manhattan to relocate to San Francisco.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rose Lowder

BOUQUETS 1-10 (1994-1995) 16mm, Color, 12min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

These first BOUQUETS are part of a series of films of one minute each, on various subjects. Every Bunch can also be rented individually. Structured in the camera during "filming", according to modalities worked out progressively in my previous films, these researches develop to compose a film bunch of pictures picked every time in the same site, at various times. These bunches of pictures chosen and weaved in alternated order also include some accidental photogrammes which, such of the herbs "poor", can be harmful or useful, depending on circumstances.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rose Lowder

BOUQUETS 11-20 (2005-2009) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Bouquets 11-20 goes on with the work begun with Bouquets 1-10 and 21-30 consisting in creating movement, transformation and evolution of images by arranging them in relation to each other during filming. The weather and a series of incidents linked to weaving frames together in the camera in this way delayed their completion. 10 Bouquets, each one minute long, all filmed at ecological sites. BOUQUET 11 - Oasis de la Roche Bleue, near Plaisans, Drome BOUQUET 12 - Farm de la Mhotte, Saint Menoux, Allier BOUQUET 13 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard BOUQUET 14 - Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, Loire-Atlantique BOUQUET 15 - Azienda Agricola Cascina Piola, Serra-Capriglio, Asti, Nord Monferrato, Piedmante, Italy BOUQUET 16 - Silvai Confiture (jam), Haute Bleone, Prads, Basses-Alpes BOUQUET 17 - Hotel -Pension Beau-Site (Label ecologique europeen), Chemin sur Marigny, Switzerland BOUQUET 18 - Farm de Crozefond, Saint Aubin, Lot et Garonne BOUQUET 19 - Les Jardins du Marais, Parc Naturel Regional de Briere, Hoscas, Loire Atlantique BOUQUET 20 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rose Lowder

JARDIN DU SOLEIL / SUN GARDEN (2010) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Beginning with natural light, an element that played a major role in cinematographic developement, the subject of the film evolves around solar panels in two different places, Cascina Piola, Capriglio, Asti, in Italy, and Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, in Loire-Atlantique, France. We find ourselves in the middle of sparkling light, exposed to the wind, like the butterflies, the bees and the little clouds.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

JARDINS DU MARAIS / MARSH GARDENS (2010) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

This magnificent garden, in the Parc naturel Regional de Briere, in the middle of the presqu'ile de Guerande, Loire-Atlantique, in France, covers over a hectare of land. It's vegetable garden, ornamental garden, small forest and two ponds, make up a continuously evolving space, but also a visual mumble - jumble of wild life that draws on to delve into it in order to explore it cinematographically. In honor of Annick Bertrand-Gillen et Yves Gillen, the creators of this munificent space in the middle of nature.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

RIEN D'EXTRAORDINAIRE / NOTHING SPECIAL (2010) 16mm, , 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Just a glimpse of this beautiful spot around the Hotel - Pension Beau-Site on the Chemin sure Martigny, Switzerland, situated in a hamlet surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: Daily Camera (2011) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

18fps

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rose Lowder

Poppies and Sailboats (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

18 fps

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: This May Be the Last Time (2011) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was shot right before Dwayne's stopped processing Kodakchrome and the last time I shot Kodak chrome for a Light Lick. It was right after Thanksgiving weekend and the light is very much late November right before the Winter Solstice.

16mm Rental: $16mm

Marie Losier

Byun, Objet Trouve (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

In this latest installment in her ongoing series of acclaimed film portraits of contemporary directors, musicians and artists, Losier offers an insightful and whimsical view of Chong Gon Byun's world of found objects. Via stop-motion animation, "Byun, Objet Trouve" takes viewers on a journey into the artist's fascinating sense of reality and imagination.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rick Liss

No York City (1983) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rick Liss's "NO YORK CITY" pulses viewers through the heart of an iconic metropolis at the speed of blood. Filmed in 1983 with an aesthetic that defies time, this riveting work moves us with both alienation and beauty. The film sees the city as an organism and its citizens as cells-- sometimes frantic, sometimes in harmony. We race across a harbor, speed through traffic, gawk at art, balk at commerce, scuttle along sidewalks, weave through subways, bask in tickertape, dream beneath an angel at Bethesda Fountain and greet mimes in a boat on a great pond. As night falls, we join the electric carnival before soaring above the skyscrapers at dawn. The long day's journey is impeccably wrought by Liss with a striking sound design, music by Laurie Anderson and Jeffrey Meyer, influences of Bunuel and Scorsese, and a vision that's distinctly his own. It's an amazing movie. Watch it. -- Rob Ackerman

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Len Lye

Rhythms (1935-1960) DVD PAL, color, 47 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A COLOUR BOX 1935 4 min KALEIDOSCOPE 1935 4 min THE BIRTH OF THE ROBOT 1936 7 min RAINBOW DANCE 1936 5 min TRADE TATTOO 1937 5 min COLOUR FLIGHT 1938 4 min SWINGING THE LAMBETH WALK 1939 4 min COLOR CRY 1953 3 min RHYTHM 1957 1 min FREE RADICALS 1958, 1979 4 min PARTICLES IN SPACE 1967-71, 1980 4 min TAL FARLOW 1960, 1980 2 min

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Rose Lowder

Bouquet D'Images (1978-1995) DVD PAL, Color & B/W, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Roulement, Rouerie, Aubage (1978) B/W & color. Silent. 15 min. Les Tournesols (Sunflowers) (1982) Silent. 3 min. Impromptu (1989) 8 min. Quiproquo (1992) 13 min. Bouquets 1-10 (1994-1995) Silent. 11 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jean-Jacques Lebel

Les Avatars de Venus (1993-2007) DVD PAL, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Les Avatars de Venus (2007) video 40 min Le Cow-boy et l'Indien de Alain Fleischer (1993) video 58 min Monument a Felix Guattari de Francois Pain (1994) video 90 min Le Visiteur de Alain Fleischer (1998) video 45 min Day Nine de Jonas Mekas (2007) video 8 min "The process leading to the making of the film-installation Les Avatars de Venus goes back thirty years to the thousands of images I began picking up - from news stands, bookshops, libraries, museums, flea markets as I traveled around the world. Finally, I collected a giant image-bank of different incarnations of Venus spreading across time and space, coming from all continents, all civilizations, all epochs." - Jean-Jacques Lebel

DVD PAL Sale: $38.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Boris Lehman

Life Lesson (Lecon de Vie) (1995) DVD PAL, Color, 105 min

Genre: Experimental

To attain knowledge, man and woman had to be willing to give up their innocence," says Boris Lehman. Life Lesson is a poetic and philosophic reflection on the theme of paradise lost. Some fifty persons illustrate the planet's convulsions and the world's vacillations. Trying to communicate, to commune with the invisible, they cry out, sing out, give out messages, each in their own way, in their own state of solitude. These are like multiple echoes that resemble waves in the water or stars in the sky. Behind these images and sounds that have been stifled by today's society, Lehman hunts for noises, cries, songs, messages that go astray. He says that if we look at the invisible we may hear the words. He invites us to look beyond the appearances of social life and to vibrate in tune with life's polyphony that is all around us." - Philippe Simon

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Boris Lehman

Looking for My Birthplace (1990) DVD PAL, Color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee from Belgium during the German occupation, they had reached neutral Switzerland after a clandestine journey across France. Boris Lehman remembers nothing of all this. His parents are dead, all witnesses have disappeared. Armed with only a few documents and photographs found in a cardboard box, he wanders through Lausanne, searching for signs that would evoke his presence, his early life, the evidence of his very existence. But the city remains silent and remote. Boris Lehman: Films that say "I" "Does a first person cinema exist today? In a system of production inexorably modeled on the American standard, works that dare to be subjective, both in style and content, are growing scarce. In this simplistic context, the Belgian film-maker Boris Lehman seems a dinosaur of the 7th art." - Marcel Leiser

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Boris Lehman

Story of My Hair (On the Shortness of Life) (2011) DVD PAL, Color, 91 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The story of my hair can be told in two lines. My hair was long and black. It has turned white. It hasn't been cut since 1982, almost thirty years ago. Story of my Hair is a journey, both in space and in time. Anyone looking for truths, whether geographical, scientific or historical, will be disappointed. After looking at real events and real places the film very soon distances itself from them, preferring poetry and fiction. In his own fashion the auteur has combined the story of Samson and Delilah, the journey of those condemned to the death camps, the science of hair and a few thoughts about the meaning and fragility of life.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Boris Lehman

Babel/Letter to My Friends Who Stayed in Belgium (1983-1991) DVD PAL, Color, 380 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: diary

Babel / Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium narrates the day-to-day existence of a filmmaker wandering through his city (Brussels) and who has a notion to follow in the footsteps of dramatist Antonin Artaud and visit the Tarahumara people of Mexico. This is a film about intimacy and friendship. Written in the first person, it places Boris and Brussels in the center of the universe, here represented by the crazy, vertiginous, endless spiral of the biblical Tower. It is Boris’s diary and self-portrait. He plays himself on screen (as do the cast of a hundred who also allowed themselves to be “Babelized”) Contains the entire film on 3 DVDs, the 160-page book and the poster.

DVD PAL Sale: $62.00 Individual Home-Use Only

LUX

Shoot Shoot Shoot (2006) DVD PAL, , 117 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: AT THE ACADEMY Guy Sherwin / LITTLE DOG FOR ROGER Malcolm Le Grice / SHEPHERD'S BUSH Mike Leggett / HALL Peter Gidal / DIRTY Stephen Dwoskin / MARVO MOVIE Jeff Keen / BROADWALK William Raban / FFOREST BAY II Chris Welsby / SLIDES Annabel Nicolson / FILM NO. 1 David Crosswaite / DRESDEN DYNAMO Lis Rhodes / FOOTSTEPS Marilyn Halford / LEADING LIGHT John Smith The 1960s and 1970s were a defining period for artists# film and video. In England, much of the innovation took place at the London Film-Makers# Co-operative, an artist-led organization that incorporated a distribution agency, projection space and film workshop. Within this unique laboratory, filmmakers were able to control every aspect of the creative process.

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josh Lewis

Doubt #2 (2013) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

An ongoing series of investigations that attempt to penetrate film's enigmatic materiality in tandem with the vagaries of my own emotional and psychological states. Each installment consists of a single 100' roll of 16mm black and white film stock exposed with simple vertical lines that follow the natural trajectory of the film strip. Working under red light, the emulsion is then treated by hand with various chemical applications, giving the strip it its color, texture, and sense of movement. Although an idea of progress from roll to roll is not necessarily an objective, I do have sense that working and struggling with the material in this way will symbiotically further my understanding of what film is made of, and what I am made of. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $500.00

Heather Loughran

Untitled XXX (2014) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, films about film, structural

Short 3 channel film presenting multiple perspectives of one couple having sex.

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

In this film procedures similar to those used in the two previously mentioned works are developed in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th Century duck pond), poetic measures pertaining to rhythm taken from literary rhetorics are introduced as part of the organizational orientation. Thus the film rests on a visual transposition of a 'pantoun,' a verse form which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continously in a precise manner. --R. L.

Two other versions of this title are available for rental: a dual-projection version; and "Retour D'un Repere Compose: Composed Recurrence."

Rental: $60
16mm Rental: $60

Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

16mm Sale: $600

Josh Lewis

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: M. M. Serra. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Ashley Christopher Leach

Annie (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 74 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, queer, Bi, Trans

Caught between the undying love of her boyfriend Andy and the wild obsession of a crazed theater producer, Annie cannot remember the traumatic event that lead to her life as a gender-neutral performance artist living in New York. As vague memories from her past begin to resurface, Annie succumbs to the mental pressures of not knowing who she is. After a strange yet enlightening encounter with the sophisticated socialite Elvira, Annie realizes she must return to what is left of her boyhood home in North Carolina, in hopes that either her brothers or father can provide the answers she desperately seeks.

Rental: $30

Simon Liu

Harbour City (2016) 16mm, digital file, color / b&w, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, hand processed , history, personal/diary/journal

Can be shown silent, with a live score or with sound on a CD Harbour City (2016) // 16mm, Dual Projection, Colour & B/W, 14 minutes, 2016 // Music by Warren Ng & Ben Hozie // Shot in Hong Kong & Stoke-On-Trent /// Hand Printed and Processed at Negativland Motion Picture Film Lab, Brooklyn //// A view through cracks between fish markets and high-rise buildings; urban imagery of Hong Kong and the indulgence of domestic life. Massage parlors, dim sum parlors, nail parlors —its Parlor City, baby! Views thicken; detail lost to generations. A dream of turning two images into one, a density of information reserved for the modern cloud.

Rental: $80.00

16mm Sale: $1300

Robbie Land

Matters of Bioluminescence (2012) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, digital file, Color, 8 min. min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Environment _Nature, Landscape_Architecture, Science_Medicine

Matters of Bioluminescence is a personal documentation of the bioluminescent phenomena. I am utilizing various conventional and unconventional methods to explore and document these organzisms and provide a unique perspective to the glowing life forms. The film begins with a time-lapse of fireflies and various raw film stocks contained in a glass jar. The second portion of the film is the abstract result the bioluminescent insects create with the light sensitive film. The film then focuses on foxfire, the glowing mushrooms. Mushrooms are filmed in their environment using time-exposure cameras and therefore demonstrates the waxing and waning of the fungi's luminescence. The mushrooms are also placed directly onto various raw film stocks generating an animated illustration of foxfire as it burns its image into the film. I am currently working with dinoflagellates, which will be added to the film.

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

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