Genevieve Boutet de Monvel

Exhibit V (1997) VHS NTSC, color, 3.10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

A naturalistic portrayal of the female body, blended with images from nature.

Rental: $20.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $20.00

Luján Montes

Rostros / Faces (2017) digital file, super 8, b&w, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The face is a spatial structured organization that covers the head.

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

El hombre de posguerra. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Post war man. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 3-4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the overexposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Post war man is the third work done under these premises. In this case, the exploration has been about bodies in movement, about the forces that one makes towards the other, the friction between meat and bones, against a predominantly red background. During the shot of this short film I was reading “Logic of sensation” by Deleuze. This inspired me to work with male bodies in contact, may be in a wrestle, may be in a dance, mixed together with the emblematic painting "Three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion" by Francis Bacon. I believe this work is still in progress since I would like to intervene it, by painting the film with a thick layer of paint that would partly cover the image below it. River bank and Tides are the other works that complete this trilogy.

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Willard Maas

Excited Turkeys () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A realism like that of GREED is lifted to a level where it becomes poetry. This is done by stylization and a few well-chosen details... a masterpiece." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice "A black comedy which, in its cruel ending, has been compared to Harold Pinter. It is a hilarious satire on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Everything is there but the soup, but it's nuts for sure. This is Mass' first comedy, and those who know his early classic works are in for some surprises. Also HAwkins' imitations of sobs, snores and gobbles are fabulous, expecially the ghostly turkey at the end, shot in negative. A favorite on Mass' recent tours of Texas, the Midwest and the South." --The Gryphon Film Group

Rental: $50.00
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Willard Maas

Geography of the Body (1943) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Literature & Theater

Commentary by the British poet, George Barker. An analogical pilgrimage evokes the terrors and splendors of the human body as the undiscovered, mysterious continent. Extreme magnification increases the ambiguity of the visuals, tongue-in-cheek commentary counteracts or reinforces their sexual implications. The method is that used by the imagist-symbolist poet.

Rental: $45.00
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Willard Maas

Image In The Snow (1948) 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Assisted by Marie Menken. Original 12-tone score by Ben Weber. A modern morality, in which a young man led by despair searches a city for salvation. His spiritual journey through the lyric landscape of a dream leads him to a world of violence and disillusionment. Award: Cannes Film Festival

Rental: $65.00
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Willard Maas

Mechanics of Love (1955) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

Made with Ben Moore. Original zither score by John Gruen. The act of love portrayed through poetic symbols. "Daring and ingenious ... daring because of its 'forbidden' subject matter; ingenious because commonplace objects are uncommonly related to build an action without actors, the effect of which is vivid, witty and downright bold." -- Lewis Jacobs

Rental: $45.00
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Willard Maas

Narcissus () 16mm, black and white, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A film poem, a re-telling of the Greek myth in modern terms. In the traditional pool the water has become muddy and Narcissus finds that mirrors are more rewarding for the study of his changing reflections. There are three mirrors, each reflecting a dramatic study in self-love. The first, love that deserves the adoration of the opposite sex; the second, homosexual love that investigates itself and its own sex; the third, love that insures one a place in the present and history. --W. M.

Rental: $155.00
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Willard Maas

Orgia (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A fragment of an abandoned, long work concerning St. Teresa of Avila. A sexual orgy symbolizing the decadance of modern society. Maas, who acts in this film, plays the devil while a wild orgy goes on in his living-room. There is the fantastic drag queen doing her job in the bathroom while frenzied love-making, to the incomparable baroque-jazz music of Tiji Ito, is carried on in Maas's baroque apartment. The camera in bird-swift flight depicts a scene of total decadence as Andy Warhol's Jackie Kennedy careens through the air. By way of explanation: the opening scene shows the director handing out masks to the actors-the same ones used in LSD WALL by John Hawkins. The taking of LSD was part of the original script. --W. M.

Rental: $50.00
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Willard Maas

Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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Cari Machet

Fretless Forgiveness (1995) VHS NTSC, , 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

An ancestral piece that engages only the paternal parts of my family. This is a portrait of a facet of the makes in my family, these physical aspects are of a metaphor that mostly speaks of the spaces between the male and female in my family. This is also a self portrait of my relationship to the male figures and to life structures that represent maleness. --C. M.

Cari Machet

Winter Soul (1995) color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

This work is a portrait of a friend a memorial piece upon his death in January of 95 - his life movement and essence is hopefully engaged. --C. M.

Cari Machet

Ornamented Bath (1999) color & b/w, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"Cari Machet does for the bath what Jim Broughton did for the bed" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $50.00

Robert/Norm Machover/Fruchter

Troublemakers (1969) 16mm, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

TROUBLEMAKERS is a film about community organizing in an Newark, New Jersey ghetto. The film covers three months in the history of the Newark Community Union Porject (NCUP). Four distinct themes reoccur: the creation of NCUP as a bloc for the 'Students for a Democratic Society'; the attempt to get the building code enforced in one particular building; the efforts to get a traffic light installed at a dangerous itersection used for drag racing; and the organization's participation in a political campaign. --R. M. "TROUBLEMAKERS is the only film which I know that preaches revolution. It says: Look what these people went through and with what patience, trying to move the bureaucracy by at least one inch-with what patience-and not a dent was made. Yes, the only way is to shoot your ay through with guns. The only answer is revolution. That's the true massage of the film." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
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Christopher MacLaine

Man Who Invented Gold, The (1957) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"A film fable so structured that all alchemical searchings are clearly filmwise (gold being discovered cinematically in each sequence ot mixed black-and-white and color) so that when the drama-discovery is actually made, it acts as a deliberate anti-climax of aesthetic perfection." --Stan Brakhage

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Christopher MacLaine

Beat (1958) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"The atmosphere of the San Francisco Beatnik scene as visualized by creator Christopher Maclaine, extended filmically so that it includes the human feelings which touched off that scene as a social movement." --Film-Makers' Cinematheque

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Christopher MacLaine

Scotch Hop (1959) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"... is utterly beyond my description, being of the area of deceptively simple pure film movement--and I say 'deceptively simple' because I had to really work at it to find the cutting technique which made the whole film, all its images, seem like the bagpipe sound of its audio track to the extent that I really felt like I was watching sound and hearing images... i. e., that the droning beauty of the bagpipes finds its perfect visual correspondence in his slow-motion dance shots and that his jump cuts visually fulfill the grace note activity so wondrously peculiar to anyone who has attempted to play a chanter pipe or, that is, really listened to one." --Stan Brakhage

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Christopher MacLaine

End, The (1953) 16mm, color & b/w, 34.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

"An experimental film unique in its liberal inter-cutting of color and black-and-white sequences and in the employment by its poet-maker of sections containing sound only, to deliver what he feels to be an important message. In form the film consists of five episodes dealing with five different people, each seen on the last day of his existence. These episodes are linked by the sound-only sections, and the whole is capped by a lyric code." --Film-Maker's Cinematheque "San Francisco beat poet Christopher Maclaine made only four films, but the longer two are among the greatest and most original I've ever seen. Rarely screened, perhaps because of their crude, homemade look, they have an emotional and spiritual authenticity few mainstream films can match. THE END, running 35 minutes, tells the stories of seven people on the last day of their lives (most of them are preparing to kill themselves, but the world is also about to be annihilated by the Bomb) with a mix of black humor and bizarre twists. The editing and Maclaine's narration are constantly veering off in unexpected directions, replicating the disordered thoughts of a person on the brink; during one particularly jumbled sequence of images, he invites us to make up the story." --Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

Rental: $72.00
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J. M. Magrini

Sappho on Fire (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A contemporary interpretation of the classic, "legendized,"ill-fated love story of Sappho and Phaon as recounted within the Epistles by Ovid -

Rental: $20.00 sale price: 25.00
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VHS_NTSC Sale: $25.00

J. M. Magrini

Three Short Films in Super-8: Wild Mother of Passions, Nada, Sappho on Fire (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
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J. M. Magrini

Suffering the Legitimacy of Aesthetics (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film explores art as a legitimate species of autonomous knowledge. Beyond a playful subject for the science of aesthetics to interrogate, art is the superlative happening of truth in which knowledge is disclosed and historically appropriated by those who preserve the work. "A daring film, and exactly what good experimental film should be. Beautifully haunting dream-like imagery and original, mood-altering music, with insightful words that resonate in your conscience." ~ Short Buzz ~

Rental: $25.00
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Doreen LaMantia Maloney

3/19, A View from My Porch (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

DVD, color, sound, 3 min

Rental: $100.00
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Babette Mangolte

What Maisie Knew (1975) 16mm, black and white, 55.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A film made around the subjective camera, the vision of a child, and a re-reading of the Henry James novel. The concern is not with reality and appearance but the manner in which these terms come to be constituted." --Constance Penley

Rental: $250.00
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Babette Mangolte

(Now) (1976) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A linear succession of activities/manipulations of objects. Film = Now. Projected film = (Now)

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Babette Mangolte

Camera, The: Je or La Camera I (1977) 16mm, color, 88 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"The film is about the relations of vision and power arising from the act of producing images. The first section of THE CAMERA:JE is terrifying even though it is the most straightforwardly didactic part of the film. The spectator stares at photo models as they have their pictures taken and are given instructions about how to pose. The anxiety we see on the face and body of the model (mirroring our role as spectator) exemplifies this fear of not being held in our position of spectator. It is as if we were watching ourselves being photographed, as if the screen were watching photographing us." --Constance Penley

Rental: $150.00
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Babette Mangolte

Water Motor (1978) 16mm, black and white, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"One of the best dance films ever made." --Yvonne Rainer The image fades in. For two seconds Trisha is there standing motionless, and she starts to dance her solo WATER MOTOR, indeed moving as quickly as water. The movements are so fast and intricate that you feel you are missing half of it. When the dance is finished Trisha is standing motionless as in the beginning, but closer to the camera and the image fades to black. The images fades in again and Trisha doing the same dance, but this time in slow motion (shot at 48 FPS) and the movement takes on a luscious quality that informs the viewer of what was missed before. --Babette Mangolte

Rental: $100.00
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Babette Mangolte

There? Where? (1979) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

A naive look at southern California by an outsider, and/or an essay on displacement through the disjunction of southern Californian images and off screen voices. Where is the location of these voices, here or there? Are these images near or far in relation to the voices? Are the voices commenting on the images or vice versa. --B. M.

Rental: $50.00
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Babette Mangolte

Sky On Location, The (1982) 16mm, color, 77.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The landscape is not seen in its postcardish grandeur as captured in the photographs of Ansel Adams, nor through its shapes as in paintings by Cezanne or Constable, but rather the film captures the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. The film attempts to construct a geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season to season, through colors instead of maps. --B. M.

Rental: $150.00
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Babette Mangolte

Cold Eye, The (My Darling, Be Careful) (1988) 16mm, black and white, 90.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A "narrative" film centered around young artists living in New York City in 1979. The film is about a certain stage in the development of a young artist confronting the real world in terms of her own idealistic notions of what art is supposed to do. You never see her. She is the camera's eye and when someone says to the camera "My darling be careful," it could be addressing her or you spectator. The subjective camera set-up, and challanges your position as an impartial observer. --B. M.

Rental: $150.00
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Lawrence Marinelli

From The Unknown () 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A science fiction story concerning a young man who is possessed by a small unidentifiable creature. The creature produces a complete change in the personality of its victim, lowering him to an animalistic level. The desire to destroy his loved one causes a mental eruption within him, leading to his own destruction. --L. M.

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Lawrence Marinelli

With Stronger Reason () 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Depicts the life of a boy who has lived and grown up in a conventional atmosphere. His need to create has been suppressed by the fears of his so-called loved ones. They have directed him toward the material goals in life. He senses the emptiness of this course and decides to desert it - leaving it to desappear into the past. He takes up a new life of saying 'Yes' to the instinctive and creative forces within him. While dwelling in solitary completeness, he is confronted with a woman. He cannot escape the demands of her love and so is led to destroy the one part of his life which he feels is destined never to be realized... The startling pace of progress has yielded many beneficial results. It has had also one negative effect: conformity. This film is the story of a young man faced with a tragic decision: either to embrace non-conformity through his art or yield to conformity through his love for a girl. --L. M.

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Eugene/Carole Marner

Phyllis & Terry (1965) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"Two young Negro girls from a poor neighborhood are filmed in the course of living and of explaining themselves. Simple, fascinating, moving. Unfortunately, according to the point of view of Oberhausen, this sort of thing is considered to be not "filmic"; it is however precisely the type of human exploration that only the cinema can do." --Cahiers du Cinema, April 1965

Rental: $40.00
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Ernest Marrero

One Day Franz Brought Me To His House (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An experimental narrative film in which the present day relevance of the Nazi holocaust is brought to bear on the political and religious realities of contemporary German society. ONE DAY FRANZ... consists of printed texts from which simultaneous narratives unfold. This unfolding interaction of poetic and public language produces a complex narrative reading. --E. M.

Rental: $50.00
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Ernest Marrero

Before the Rise of Premonition (1985) 16mm, color, 19.5 min

Keywords: Family, Political / Social Activism

The story of a young suburban couple possessed of an uncanny command of the English language as a means of expressing the uncertainty and moral confusion of their generation. This strangely poetic drama embodies, within the microcosm of the family, the crisis of contemporary American liberalism. --E. M.

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Fredric Martin

24th And Tomorrow () 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The responsibility of every thoughtful citizen in any city, large or small, to his society and community is amply demonstrated in 24TH AND TOMORROW. This film is a true story of a one-man crusade against neighborhood indifference. It shows what can and has been done to re-new through local action, a nearly forgotton slum area. Special emphasis is given to the problems of littering, refuse disposal, housing violations and citizens enlightenment. --F. M.

Rental: $25.00
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Fredric Martin

Dixie Paradise () black and white, 9 min

Keywords: Dance

DIXIE PARADISE is a sensual experience, emphasizing through movement and sound, the exciting, elemental attraction of a dance craze. This wild and uninhibited dance frankly calls forth our basic rhythmic impulses. The dance crosses class and racial lines in making its universal appeal. The film was shot in a Harlem night club called Paradise. --F. M.

Rental: $20.00

Fredric Martin

Midnight Cafe, The () 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

After over 15 years of entertaining, frightening and hating his audiences from coast-to-coast with his unique 'show' Brother Theodore at long last can be seen in his first film. To make up for a lost time he plays all five main characters! --F. M.

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Fredric Martin

In the Beginning (1973) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

The much-acclaimed special effects used in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY were created by the producer of IN THE BEGINNING. Witheld from distribution until now, this short film tells through the use of these same unique special effects the story of the Creation. It is spoken in English, French and German, with Debussy's "La Mer" underlining the dramatic narration. --F. M.

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Fredric Martin

Sublimated Birth (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Like IN THE BEGINNING, SUBLIMATED BIRTH uses similar visual effects to those created for 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY. --F. M.

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Katrina Martin

Family Passion, A (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Structural

This is about my family. It's an idealized view, Arcadian, and a little silly. So the descent into hell that's implied by the title happens only in very sublimated forms. The structure is based on cycles: generations, seasons, day and night, the short eat/sleep cycles of my sister's new born babies, and the condensed and edited time of my new film. --K. M.

Rental: $25.00
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Katrina Martin

Tyrone, PA. (1978) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

From Super 8mm original. This is about my hometown, using the local obsession with cars as a means to show the place. People get work manufacturing car parts and have to own cars to get work, get groceries, get off, around, anywhere, or anything. We invest into cars tremendous amounts of money, love, skill, and creative imagination, and use it all to go 'round...' 'Doing a hardman,' a theme in the film means making a U-turn at one end of the main street, part of the 15-block circuit where drivers parade continuously from noon until midnight, on show, looking for action. --K. M.

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Katrina Martin

Silkscreen (1978) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

These Japanese master silkscreen painters were beautiful to watch, and I filmed them to watch them better and to create a document. Again, this film has definite content. I felt obliged to shoot so that one could see clearly what was happening in front of the camera, but at the same time, I wanted to make a moving picture that had my own imagining as its source. SILKSCREENS is based on the rhyhm and the precise, repetitive movements of the printers and the printing process, and on the graphic lines not only of the image they were producing but also of the one I was making with my camera. I used the close up alot, to build meaning from detail, because it isolates the records while giving a clear, graphic image that can leave representation aside. --K. M.

Rental: $35.00
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Katrina Martin

Kacho (Flowers and Birds) (1979) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Here, the bird is right smack in the center of the image. I'd like to get closer, to fill the frame and play with its edges, but I can't so there it is, in the center. I'd like to move around, do some tricks with my camera, but I'm too fascinated with these magnificent birds to do anything but stare. I can't gain the distance to abstract, I'm held by these birds. I'm on vacation with Bill's family and I follow them, bird watching. With two generations of ornithologists in the clan, they're birds from way back, and this movie is about them. I set off into metaphor, appropriating what the place we were visiting was loaded with--flowers and birds--as symbols: obvious, time-worn, and easy at hand. The film I brought home turned out to be a lullaby. Kacho is Japanese for flowers and birds as a motif in art. The artist sublimates emotion to express it through images from nature. such use of imagery is one route to abstraction in film. --K. M.

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Katrina Martin

Daffodils (1981) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

From super 8mm original. ... is a drawing about a morning routine. It's about waking up, visually, first seeing details that are detached from meaning and then making sense of a picture as a place in the world. --K. M.

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Katrina Martin

Hanafuda/Jasper/Johns (1981) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

The film documents the complex printmaking process which Johns has developed and the ongoing relation of one Johns print to the next. The soundtrack is an interview with Johns talking about printmaking and his art, along with sounds from the shop. The film has a less concrete side. The filmmaker too is a character who, by watching the masters work, is looking for answers to questions about art. How is art thought of and how is it made? What is its relation to craft on the one hand and ideas on the other? HANAFUDA/JASPER JOHNS is not only a document of a specific event, but also, a portrait of four men and a meditation on art. --K. M.

Rental: $70.00
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Katrina Martin

Watch Dog Dragon, The (1981) 16mm, color, 11 min

The Chinese dragon is a benevolent protector that scares away intruders. I am an imposter in Chinatown, observing a foreign culture in my own neighborhood. The camera is a friendly eye, and this street movie is about interchange and territory, the camera violating and re-establishing personal space. --K. M.

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Lionel Martinez

Tennis For One (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Joseph Marzano

Early Films: Erostratos & Trilogy (1960) 16mm, color & b/w, 30.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A faithful, but cinematic adaptation of Sartre's story concerning a psychopath who dreads contact with humanity and who plans to rid himself of it a bang. 'Alive with a vital sense of what makes cinema. The nervous constantly moving camera, the original editing structure, and the surreal, other-worldly qualities more than compansate for technical and, occasionally, artistic sloppiness and undisciplinedness." --Mark Rappaport, New York Film Bulletin

Rental: $40.00
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Hosokawa Masaki

In The Cycling Park (1999) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

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Mara Mattuschka

Ballhead (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Hands vigorously pull scraps of paper from an antiquated printing press, while their owner remains invisible. Then Mimi Minus and a razor blade; the incident is still shocking, even sixty years after Bunuel's cut into the pupil of an eye, or the brutal shaving of Joan of Arc. The shrouded head, wrapped in muslin, reappears and black paint is daubed over the top. Black is found in many of Mattuschka's films as if a child with dirty fingers had taken the exposed roll of film outside to play. Mara Mattuschka makes bacterial cinema as she daubs and scrawls. -- Stephan Settele

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Mara Mattuschka

Para Sympathica (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

In a Spanish magazine, I found a list of characteristics considered by the Catholic church to be positive and negative. With two exceptions, the positive characteristics represent passive attitudes. In my film, I represent them mimetically. Using animated imagery, I let the juices which are stimulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system flow over the body: tears, sweat, sperm, vaginal excretions.

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Mara Mattuschka

I Have Been Very Pleased (1987) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

And our emperor said: Thank you. It's been very nice. I have been pleased.

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Mara Mattuschka

Beauty And The Beast (1993) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

The child (beauty) in the belly and later in the claws of the beast (mother).

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Mara Mattuschka

S. O. S. Extraterrestria (1993) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

The world as a plaything for a giantess from outer space. A godzilla-imitation on the way to herself: the giantess from outer space in the streets of a big city, fooling around, producing destruction, copulating with the Eiffel Tower.

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Nicholas Mayer

Dirty Singing (1994) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Pamela Mayo

Emouna (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Psychic photography in white trails on black is one of the mysteries of this film. Allen Ginsberg and friends are the characters, the continuity of life in spite of the stagnation of an oppressive society. The work includes images of Barbara Rubin, the legendary figure of the early underground film era. --P. B.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Mazière

Cezanne's Eye (1991) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

"Cezanne's Eye is the most significant brushstroke/camera movement film in the history of cinema." -- Stan Brakhage Cezanne's Eye II is an experiential journey through the body of a unique landscape - that of Cezanne's Provence. Using intuitive and expressionist visual language and a striking specially composed soundtrack the film is a movement through land, sky, colour, sound and music that is both sensual and visually challenging. The explicit reference point in Maziere's Cezanne films is an acknowledgement of that post-impressionist project, namely the relativisation of vision, of significance as embedded in language and convention. Consequently the artist is left with the perpetual task and hope of working and reworking, discovering anew in every brushstroke or camera movement. Art's potential lies within that persistence. Shot in Cezanne's France, the film's agile camerawork edit's the terrain into panoramic views which zooms in to become geological contours, dwelling on the geometric solidity of the rocks and trees. The camera constantly works with the landscape, bringing it in and out of view at different scales, in a frantic syntax which is never exhausted since each shot or movement suggests other possibilities. It is well known how the late Cezanne would persist with his motifs, mountains and rotting fruit alike , in a constant erotic of interpretation. -- Sotiris Kyriacou First there is a lightning of language whereby the meaning is conveyed through the verbal texture that seems weightless, until the meaning itself takes on the same rarefied constancy. -- Italo Calvino, Lightness; Six Memos for the Next Millenium For three years I breathed that landscape, I became a part of it's body the rocks, sky, earth and water - we all felt it's power, as had Cezanne. -- Michael Maziere

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Heather McAdams

We Hope You Enjoy This Film (1979) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a good example of 'wrong' picture/sound juxtapositions. Uncanny collisions and combinations of sound and picture make this film one of my favorite films that I have made. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Scratchman II (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Scratched lines and shapes bloat around this footage of an unknown businessman, sometimes forming hats, clown noses, arrows, etc. He becomes a kind of pawn in my cruel little game. Sound is a musicbox which helps lift this once painfully boring footage to the level of high art. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Black Coffee (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film started out as a sort of music video to a wonderful old song by Pat Suzuki (also known as 'Miss Ponytail'). The song is called Black Coffee. Shots of me crawling the walls and old coffee commercials. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Fake Previews (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The preview format has always appealed to me: short, sweet and action packed. I decided to make my own to a fictitious film never to be made called 'Blondie + the Sheik,' starring Hester McMarkup and Angelo Q. Trashwad. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Holiday Magic (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired by a record to help women with beauty problems. I tried dubbing the voice of the man on the record into the mouth of some fat dude in a Spanish laxative commercial I had laying around. Lots of bits and pieces of unusual footage are used to further illustrate how ridiculous things can get. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Holiday Magic & 4 Films: Black Coffee/Fake Previews/Better Be Careful/Pinball Laffs (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 22.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Heather McAdams

Better Be Careful (1986) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Not to be missed... her forte is the zany and the funny facets of American popular culture." --Rodie Siegler, "The Cigar", U. of Rhode Island

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Pinball Laffs (1986) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"The films of Heather McAdams... combine the collage finesse of a Bruce Conner with the crude campiness of the Kuchar Brothers." --Ruby Rich, Chicago Reader

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer (1988) 16mm, color, 32.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"It's even better than C-SPAN." -- Sean Collins "If you see this, you'll have something to talk about tomorrow." -- Lynda Barry This is an experimental documentary about a Kentucky drag queen by the name of Bradley Harrison Picklesimer who ran his own bar on Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1982, when I first moved to Lexington to teach at the University there, the first thing I remember hearing was "you have to meet Bradley Picklesimer!" Little did I know that I would devote the next three years of my life to making a movie about this Bradley Picklesimer. My original intention was to introduce my audience to this colorful personality who I found to be both entertaining and deep. It made me angry that many people would stereotype Bradley because he was a cross dresser, or completely dismiss him altogether as someone who they didn't want to get to know. I felt that Bradley's observations about the world were really not that much different than my own, even though our backgrounds and lifestyles were miles apart. I witnessed firsthand people laughing at him and it got me thinking that we haven't really progressed very far as a society in some very basic ways.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Heather McAdams

Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

A scratch film set to music by J. J. Cale.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Mr. Glenn W. Turner (1990) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

This film is made out of found footage and stuff that I shot. It starts out like a real documentary and gets increasingly more absurd. Probably good to watch if you're on mushrooms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anthony McCall

Line Describing a Cone (1973) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"LINE DESCRIBING A CONE is what I term a solid light film. It deals with the projected light beam itself, rather than treating the light beam as a mere carrier of coded information, which is decoded when it strikes the flat surface (the screen). It is projected in the normal way, on a 16mm film projector. Though inevitably there will be a wall that limits the length of the beam, a screen is not necessary. The viewer watches the film, by standing with his, or her, back towards what would normally be the screen, and looking along the beam towards the projector itself. The film begins as a coherent line of light, like a laser beam, and develops through the 30 minute duration, into a complete, hollow cone of light. Line Describing a Cone deals with one of the irreducible, necessary conditions of film: projected light. It deals with this phenomenon directly, independent of any other consideration. It is the first film to exist solely in real, three-dimensional, space. This film exists only in the present: the moment of projection. It refers to nothing beyond this real time. (In contrast, most films allude to a past time). It contains no illusion. It is a primary experience, not secondary: i.e. the space is real, not referential; the time is real, not referential...

"Important conditions for the projection:
A. That the projector be inside the viewing space, i.e. it should not be inside a projection booth. As the focal point, and the source of light, it is an integral part of the film.
B. That the projection space be entirely empty of chairs or other furniture.
C. That the space be absolutely pitch-dark. Owing to the delicate nature of light, even a slight spillage of ambient light can seriously affect the film's visibility.
D. The vertical height of the frame, at the wall (which stops the beam), should be about 6 feet (1.75 to 2 metres). The base of the frame should be about 1 foot (30 centimeters) from the floor. The projector should stand at a height of about 3 feet (1 metre).
E. The light of the beam is visible through contact with particles in the air, be they from dust, humidity or cigarette smoke. Smoking should not be prohibited." -A.M., 5th International Experimental Film Competition Catalogue, 1973

"Just before [a screening of Line Describing a Cone at the Whitney Museum], and once during the screening, we thickened the air with a theatrical 'fog' machine. This was very effective. I've since found that a 'hazer' is even better." -A.M., 2001

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Miles McKane

Broken Blossoms (1992) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Science & Medicine

"A cinematic metaphor conceived for an AIDS compilation film, the film is an 'emotional translation' of the sickness. The juxtaposition of music and images produces conflicts between eiements which would appear meaningless if separated."--program notes from "Always Fair Weather With Scattered Clouds Passing During The Day: Contemporary French Experimental Film and Video" curated by Yann Beauvais

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary McLaren

Just Talk (1986) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The Church is a centre of delusive guilt, eminating rays of powerful influence over a strange couple's lives. Relationships collide at oblique angles to split thoughts into articulated non-communication. Telephone lines cross, spanning centuries, while people just talk and look on. --G. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ross McLaren

Weather Building (1976) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The flashing weather beacon on a Toronto building is the structurally fixed point in this precise composition of illuminated surfaces and positive/negative imagery. Noting the 'intuitive process' of the film's first half--which was shot on Super 8 and edited in-camera--McLaren analyses and ritualizes the visual information through a video playback that echoes and doubles the original, improvised 'score.' Tightly framed with a menacing soundtrack, WEATHER BUILDING generates a claustrophobia and paranoia that loosely suggest the violence and boredum of punk." --Ian Birnie, The Art of Gallery of Ontario

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ross McLaren

Crash 'n' Burn (1977) 16mm, black and white, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Toronto's first punk rock club is the subject of this innovative document featuring performances by The Dead Boys, Teenage Head and the Diodes. The rock magazine CREEM praised the film for 'doing everything in its flickering power to self-destruct,' and commented that anyone who 'thought Canadians bored their beef to death ate a different delicatessen." --The Funnel Film Theatre Distribution Catalog.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ross McLaren

Sex Without Glasses (1983) 16mm, color, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An amalgam of sex without guilt and sight without glasses. The importance of being able to see what you are doing. A film about confusing relationshops, telephones and wetness; and starring a preverbal somnambulist floating between word and object. --R. M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Dan McLaughlin

7 Films () 16mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Seven Films on one reel in the following order: 1.God Is Dog Spelled Backward "...or 3,000 years of art in 3 1/2 minutes." 2.9 O'Clock News: Voice, Garry Margolis. "This film was started two weeks after the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a reaction to the false grief which engulfed the nation. From the conception of the idea to its first public showing at the Cinema Theatre's Movies 'Round Midnight in Los Angeles, was exactly ten days." 3.Red/Green "A minimal experimental film. A moving painting that demonstrates the principles of fugitive sensations. Not for everyone" 4.Evil Is Live Spelled Backwards "How much information can be visually communicated? I split the screen giviong the viewer a structure of a fisheye lens on one side and a vertical screen on the other. The information in these screens is conceptionally opposed. One has a time lapse of a day on the beach in Venice (CA) and on the other is 2,800 years of history. It is too much information." 5.1st WIll and Testament "An expriment in poetry film. Created under the camera by drawing directly on paper. Experimenting in structuring new ways of writing poetry in time." 6.Claude 7.Star Spangled Banner "Like NINE O'CLOCK NEWS, an attempt to use filim editorially and like NINE O'CLOCK NEWS made and shown within 10 days. Film entered in Chicago Film Festival Special Competition 'Our National Antehm--A Contemporary Visualization.' Judges including City Fathers of Chicago and William Buckley. Did not win. Only acknowledgement were words grease-pencilled on returned film can: 'Anti-Cop.'"

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dan McLaughlin

God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1963) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"...or 3,000 years of art in 3 1/2 minutes."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeff McLaughlin

Exposure (1977) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

John McLean

End of the War in Vietnam, The () 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

A G.I. drops out of the war, turns on, and builds a sandcastle on a beach somewhere in Viet Nam. - J. McL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dylan McNeil

NY: The Lost Civilization (1998) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Found Footage

A deliberate, comic misreading of everyday life in New York by imaginary anthropologists of the future, using an extravaganza of found footage and juxtaposition to create the story.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Taylor Mead

Home Movies - Rome/Florence/Venice/Greece (1965) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Sound On Cassette. Sync beginning of sound with image before man in a red sweater. Generally, start cassette while film leader is seen

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Taylor Mead

Home Movies/N. Y. C. to San Diego (1968) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

N.B. Sound on Cassette. Sync beginning of sound with image before light blue television images. Generally, start cassette while leader is seen. "Films highly praised as among earliest in single (double, triple, etc.) frame style by Jonas Mekas (director of Anthology Film Archives, N.Y.C.). Awarded New York State Council of the Arts grant on basis of the films. In 1982 critic Bartlett Naylor in San Fransisco press described the films, including an opening quote by Taylor Mead: 'I shot my home movies with the cheapest, littlest hand-held camera I could buy. And in the low 1960s film was so expensive that I just used the single frame button.' This apology is a modest introduction to a very artful (though decidedly unprofessional in the monetary sense) ten minute ('to twenty') flick that might be called 'The Grand Tour.' The film flickers through a millennium of culture as it would appear to a tourist. It is an intense film, yet, there is an incredible wealth of information surprisingly accesible. Aside from the exciting experience itself, the breakneck history lesson is a reminder that the mind can move in lightning steps: the plodding way information is typically presented is an insult to mental capability." -- T.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Taylor Mead

My Home Movies (1964) 16mm, color, 37.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"My home movies which weigh 2 pounds so far began in Mexico City where I got bored and bought a 50-ft. Keystone at National Pawn Shop-I was immediately turned on-to the City, to Mexico-it really makes a difference-and in 16mm-but I wanted to shoot in color and it costs about 10 dollars/50 ft. in Mexico so I had to push single frame button much of the time-oh me, but its lovely anyway-I kept pushing once I crossed border into U.S. and N.Y. and Malibu" - T.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Deborah Meehan

Former Prairie (1978) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

"Set in the nether world of urban gloom, the film tracks an enigmatic young man through the deserted streets of Chicago that is all rough edges, raw nerves, wailing sirens and flashing lights. There is an abundance of symbolic signs and proto-punk music ..." - B. Ruby Rich, Chicago Reader, July 1979. "It is a narrative fragment that strives to combine distance and attraction, terminal boredom and the unattainable ... The filmmaker's use of color is a key element in the presentation of urban landscape as a luring playground made even more attravtive by the sound of sirens. Against this nighttime background every red is supersaturated, and every other hue of night light is powerfully enhanced by the very limited subtlety of Kodak color." - Barbara Scharres, Chicago Reader, June 1982.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Adolfas Mekas

Going Home (1972) 16mm, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

"Made by Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle, the film is about childhood memories and life's harships and the durability of families. In 1971, after a twenty-seven year absence, Adolfas and his brother Jonas returned to their birthplace in Lithuania. They had left Lithuania as young men, destined for a German labor camp. now they came home, Adolfas with his wife, the singer Pola Chapelle, and in the long northern summer days they sang and walked across golden fields and feasted at crowded tables with family and friends. There are flowers for the dead and for the living in this film; it is full of flowers and songs." Festivals: London, New York, Mannheim, and others.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Adolfas Mekas

Windflowers (1968) 16mm, black and white, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

With: Pola Chapelle, John Kramer, Tina Stoumen. Music: Adolfas Mekas. "An elegy for a draft dodger in 20 tableaux." -- A.M. "...a macabre lament for a draft dodger, WINDFLOWERS, is a fugue in two senses of the word. It is a film about a desparate flight and it is a musical film - musical, like a complaint, one of those English ballads of the 18th century that made you cry." - Cahiers du Cinema

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah The Hills (1965) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 82 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"The weirdest, wooziest, wackiest screen comedy ... a slapstick poem, an intellectual hellzapoppin, a gloriously fresh experiment and experience in the cinema of the absurd, the first cubistic comedy of the new world cinema." -- Time magazine "Imagine a combination of Huckleberry Finn, Pull My Daisy, the Marx Brothers, and the complete works of Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and you've got it. What have you got? A film which is both deliriously funny and ravishingly lyrical. The story, or what one can make of it, concerns two men, Jack and Leo, who are in love with Vera. For seven winters they camp near her Vermont house: all in vain, the horrible Gideon finally wins Vera. Most of the film, however, is taken up with the highlights of the two boys in the snow-covered and beautifully photographed woods. The slapstick is as outrageous as the continuity is nonexistent." -- Richard Roud, The Guardian

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Walden (1969) 16mm, color, 180 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shot nothing. When one writes diaries, it's a a retrospective process: you sit down, you look back at your day, and you write it all down. To keep a film (camera) diary, is to react (with your camera) immediately, now, this instant: either you get it now, or you don't get it at all. To go back and shoot it later, it would mean restaging, be it events or feelings. To get it now, as it happns, demands the total mastery of one's tools (in this case, Bolex): it has to register the reality to which I react and also it has to register my state of feeling (and all the memories) as I react. Which also means, that I had to do all the structuring (editing) right there, during the shooting, in the camera. All footage that you'll see in the Diaries is exactly as it came out from the camera: there was no way of achieving it in the editing room without destroying its form and content. WALDEN contains materials from the years 1965-69, strung together in chronological order. For the soundtrack I used some of the sounds that I collected during the same period: voices, subways, much street noise, bits of Chopin (I am a romantic), and other significant and insignificant sounds. 'They tell me, I should be always searching; but I'm only celebrating what I see.' - (from the soundtrack) 'I make home movies - therefore I live. I live-therefore I make home movies.' - (from the soundtrack) -- J.M.

Rental: $450.00
16mm Rental: $450.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 1 (1969) 16mm, color, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. Walden was Mekas' first diary film, and it was edited as a collection of images gathered between the years 1964 and 1969. Its original title was Diaries, Notes, Sketches, which was the intended name for all of his films (they would each have different subtitles), though when it became too confusing for film laboratories to distinguish between films, Mekas abandoned the practice. He still kept Diaries, Notes, Sketches as a subtitle in Walden, Lost Lost Lost, and In Between, and the name is often used to designate his entire film oeuvre. The sketches in Walden refer to various films that, edited previously, were later included in Walden: Report from Millbrook (1965/1966), Hare Krishna (1966), Notes on the Circus (1966), and Cassis (1966) all occur within the film. "New York in spring; Tony Conrad; Bibbie in Central Park; A Wedding; Breakfast in Marseilles; Cassis; Sitney leaves New Haven; Fire on 87th Street; Brakhage crosses Central Park; Carl Th. Dreyer; A trip to Millbrook; Flowers for Marie Menken; Gregory Markopolous shoots 'Galaxie'; Notes on the Circus." -- J.M.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 2 (1969) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. In Walden, he asserts that the images shown are "for myself and for a few others," suggesting an intimate circle of friends. This was in fact true, as Walden's first screening was an informal "first draft" version at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo. By showing details of his family life, and of outings and time spent with friends, Mekas extends an invitation to his viewer to partake in their beauty. [These images] are not much different from what you have seen or experienced," he says in As I Was Moving Ahead. "There is no big difference, no essential difference between you and me." To watch a Mekas film is to experience the intimacy of someone sharing his life with you. "Kreeping Kreplachs meet (Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Tuli, Warhol, Barbara Rubin, etc)/ Hare Krishna walk; autumn scenes; Sitney's wedding; New Year's Evening in Times Square; Goofing on 42nd Street; UPtown Party; Velevet Underground; Deep of Winter; Naomi visits Ken & Flo Jacobs; Amy stops for Coffee; Coop Directors meet; Dreams of Cocteau; In Central Park' What Leslie saw thru the Coop window; Olmsted Hike." -- J.M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 3 (1969) 16mm, color, 49 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Barabara Rubin shoots a movie; Christmas Eve; A visit to Brakhages (Colorado); A Visit to Hans Richter; In Central Park; Peter's Wedding."

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 4 (1969) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Autumn scenes; Mel's children; A trip to New Jersey; Wendy's wedding; in Central Park; Skating rink; Winter scenes; Sunday Morning Snowstorm on 8th Avenue; Martha; Anthology Cinema meets; Yoko Ono and John Lennon; Central Park." -- J.M.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jonas Mekas

Guns of the Trees (1962) 16mm, 35mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Jonas Mekas wrote, produced, directed, and photographed this arty experimental study of the beatnik movement in America. A bleak portrait of modern existentialism and despair, Guns of the Trees tells the story of young Barbara (Francis Stillman), who is desperately trying to find some value in her life but is weighed down by depression. She seeks solace in the church but instead is met by Gregory (Adolfas Mekas), an intellectual who seems to have an even worse opinion of life than she does. For a time, she seems close to rescue by Ben and Argus (Ben Carruthers and Argus Carruthers) a married couple who seem to have found genuine value in life through each other. Ultimately, they cannot save her from her own despair. This beat portrayal of angst is interspersed with poetry readings and rather blatant symbology. ~ John Voorhees, All Movie Guide Four young people are trying to understand why their friend, a young woman, committed a suicide. A film made up of disconnected scenes weaving between past and present. The title of the film comes from a poem by Stuart Perkoff which tells that some young people felt (around 1960) that everything is against them, so much that even the trees in the parks and streets seemed to them like guns pointing at their very existence. - J. M. Guns of the Trees deals with the thoughts, feelings, and anguished strivings of my generation, faced with the moral perplexity of our times. Conceived as an episodic, horizontal film, there is no apparent direct story connection between one scene and the next. The scenes act like pieces of a larger, timed, emotional mosaic. Where the direct word, or the direct image, fails - when we come to more essential things-the indirectness of the poet will seize the essence and the truth. - J. M. It is a bitter but lyric work. It is also revolutionary in form, being unlike, in its technique, anything you ever saw. It is a poster declaration, a manifesto. I regard Guns of The Trees as the most important film by far of the American "New Wave." - Herman G. Weinberg, New York Film-Makers' Cooperative Catalogue n6, 1975 It may be one of the most personal and revealing films of the intellectual, beat and hip fringe of society of America today. - Gene Moskowitz, Cahiers du cinema, N119, May 1961

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
35mm Rental: $150.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Film Magazine of the Arts (1963) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

"In Spring, 1963 Show Magazine called me and asked that I make a film on arts in New York. I told them, why did they want me to make it - didn't they know I was a bit unusual? ... 'We want something unusual,' they said. So I went out and made a newsreel on arts. Show people looked at the rough cut of the film and became very angry. 'But there is nothing about Show Magazine and DuPont fabrics in the movie,' they said. 'What has that to do with the arts in New York!' I said. The battle was short. The film was destroyed. Really, I have no idea what they did with it. This workprint of the first FILM MAGAZINE OF THE ARTS is the only print in existence, as far as I know." -- J.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jonas Mekas

Award Presentation to Andy Warhol (1964) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

Photographed by Jonas Mekas and Gregory Markopolous. "The Independent Film Award for 1964 is presented to Andy Warhol. We see Andy among his leading stars, Baby Jane Holzer, Gerry Malanga, Ivy Nicholsen, and we see the the editor of Film Culture, Jonas Mekas, presenting the award: a basket of fruit - mushrooms, carrots and apples, bananas - which then, they all eat with great pleasure." --J.M. "I can recall seeing only one Warhol film which was wholly pastoral and unneurotic in feeling, which contained or provoked none of these or other disturbing implications; and that turned out not to be a Warhol film at all, as I thought at the time, but a kind of homage, by Jonas Mekas, to Warhol - really a work of Mekas' own sensibility though seemingly in the official Warhol style. When I saw AWARD PRESENTATION I was hung for days on the kind of imagination revolutionary enough at once to conceive of a film as something so simple and to make that simplicity so pleasurable." -- James Stoller, Film Quarterly.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Brig, The (1964) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 68 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Political / Social Activism

Play by Kenneth H. Brown. Staged by Judith Malina and Julian Beck at the Living Theatre, New York. Photographed and filmically conceived by Jonas Mekas. Editing by Adolfas Mekas. "Unrelieved by one whit of lightness or compassion, this harrowing screen exercise depicts the methodical, round-the-clock fiendishness inflicted on 10 prisoners by three guards, all of it apparently in the line of duty." -- The New York Times "Part drama, part polemic, with shock-wave sound and a nightmare air that suggests Kafka with a Kodak, the movie does exactly what it sets out to do -- seizes the audience by the shirtfront and slams it around from wall to wall for one grueling day in a Marine Corps lockup." -- Time magazine "When leaving this film, one promises never to see it again. For it seems impossible to watch such a spectacle twice. The film is hard like a nut, and the only thing to do is crush it, without ever asking if this nut is a symbol of the universe. The Mekas brothers are no longer the gentle poets that we thought they were: they are two wild Indians drying scalps." -- Cahiers du Cinema, Paris Award: Venice Documentary Festival, 1964 Exhibition: London Film Festival, 1964; NY Film Festival, 1964.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Report From Millbrook (1966) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"REPORT FROM MILLBROOK was filmed in 1965, on a weekend visit to Tim Leary's place. It was a light summer outing. No LSD. Tim took me for a walk, though, and we talked about LSD. I told him that the chemicals that motivate and drive artists are more powerful and mysterious than LSD or any drug. On that note we turned back and ended our walk. There was nothing more to say. In 1966, Tim's place was raided by the local sheriff. The East Village Other taped an interview with the sheriff about the raid. I used the interview as the soundtrack for the film. The footage can also be seen in a different form in DIARIES, NOTES & SKETCHES." -- J.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Scenes of the Life Of Andy Warhol (1982) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Music: Velvet Underground, recorded in 1966. Opening segment taped at the Dom at the public performance with Nico. End section: Mass for Andy Warhol at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The film is made up of my film diaries related to Andy Warhol from the years 1965-1982. Locations are New York and Montauk: The Factory, house of George Maciunas, village gate, psychiatrist's convention, home of Stephen Shore, Warhol Estate, Montauk, etc. The "cast" includes Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Peter Orlovsky, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Maciunas, Vincent Friemont, Henry Geldzahler, Paul Morrissey, Karen Lerner, Jay Lerner, Peter Beard, John Kennedy Jr., Lee Radziwill, Tina Radziwill, Anthony Radziwill, D'Allessandro, Caroline Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Jade Jagger and many others. Completed in June, 1990.

Rental: $144.00
16mm Rental: $144.00

Jonas Mekas

Cup/Saucer/Two Dancers/Radio (1983) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Made 1965 / 1983 With Kenneth King and Phoebe Neville. "Kenneth King's CUP/SAUCER/TWO DANCERS/RADIO (1964) is an essay in Pop Art style, in which all the elements listed in the title have equal emphasis. Phoebe Neville, dressed in bra, girdle, curlers, and toe shoes, marches across the floor on pointe with a radio clasped to her ear. King, dressed in undershirt and shorts and a black tie, does calisthenics. Both spill colored solutions from the coffee cup all over themselves, embrace one another emotionlessly, and mechanically caress their own bodies, while rock and roll songs comment ironically on the action and a taped voice explains the dance's structure. Mekas, recording a 1965 performance of this key postmodern dance, has translated it into an extraordinary film ..." -- Sally Banes, Village Voice, Oct. 18, 1983.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Cassis (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape, diary_journal

A small port in South of France, a lighthouse, the sea, shot from just before the sunrise until just after the sunset, all day long, frame by frame, a frame or two every second or every few minutes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jonas Mekas

Hare Krishna (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

(Included in full in WALDEN) "A 'documentary' - one Sunday afternoon in New York - beautiful new generation - dancing in the streets of New York - singing 'Hare Hare' - filling the streets and the air with love - in the very beginning of the New Age - Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky (on soundtrack) singing 'Hare Hare.'" -- J.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Notes On The Circus (1966) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Ringling Bros., filmed in three sessions (three-ring circus), with no post-editing of opticals, five rolls strung together as they came out of a camera. Jim Kweskin's Jug Band prepared the soundtrack. Film can also be watched with soundtrack turned off (if you're a "purist" which I'm not).

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Jonas Mekas

Street Songs (1983) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Made 1966/1983 "STREET SONGS is a 1966 performance, in France, of a section of the Living Theater's 'Mysteries and Smaller Pieces.' Based on a chance-determined scenario written by Jackson Maclow in 1961, STREET SONGS weaves militant political chants into a mandala of mantras. Julian Becvk sits cross legged on an empty stage; the slogan he repeats - 'Free All Men! Ban the Bomb! Stop the War! Free the Blacks! Change the World!' - are both meditation and calls to action, as a crowd of voices answers each slogan and actors join him on stage to pace in a circle, clasp one another's shoulders and collectively breath 'Ohmm...' ..." -- Sally Banes, Village Voice, October 18, 1983. "I filmed The Living Theatre's 'Mysteries' in 1966, at the Festival de Cassis, organized by Jerome Hill. I didn't like the results and I never released the film, but I always liked the segment based on McLow's script. Maclow's version differs slightly from The Living Theatre's version. You can find MacLow's script in Kastelanetz's anthology called 'Scenarios.' MacLow says he wouldn't have said some of the things the Living Theatre said. Noel Burch helped me to record the sound." -- J.M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jonas Mekas

Italian Notebook, The (1967) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A record of a journey through Italy, filmed in 1967." -- J.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jonas Mekas

Time & Fortune Vietnam Newsreel (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"An interview with War Minister of Lapland concerning War in Vietnam. A few practical suggestions are given, among them a suggestion to turn the conduction of war over to mafia. (The Minister played by Adolfas Mekas.)" -- J.M.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jonas Mekas

He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1985) 16mm, color, 150 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A continuation of my film diaries. The footage covers the period from 1969 to 1984. During the same period I shot much more footage than what you see in HE STANDS... I am including in this film only the most impersonal footage. Originally, I was planning to call this film ANTHROPOLOGICAL SKETCHES. It consists of scenes, sketches of people, activities, happenings, events outside - or almost outside - of my life which I am observing from a slight distance. There are some sketches that are from my personal life, I included them to balance, to warm up the impersonal material. There will be two more films from the same period: one will include all my 'personal' material (home, friends), the other all my 'abstract' material. The film consists of 124 brief sketches, each half-a-minute to about two minutes long. Portraits of people I have spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather (storms, snow blizzards, etc.), many of my film-maker friends such as Hans Richter, Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Adolfo Arrieta, Henri Langlois, Cavalcanti, Kubelka, Ken Jacobs, Kenneth Anger, Kuchars, Breer, Willard Van Dyke, Frampton, etc., or just friends, such as John Lennon, Jackie Onassis, Lee Radzwill, John Kennedy Jr. & Caroline, Tina and Anthony Radziwill, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, P. Adams Sitney, Yoko Ono, Raimund Abraham, Hermann Nitsch, Allen Ginsberg, George Maciunas, and countless others - streets and parks of New York - brief escapes into nature, out of town - nothing spectacular, all very insignificant, unimportant - misc. celebrations of life that has gone, by now, and remains only as recorded in these personal, brief sketches. 'You keep a diary & the diary will keep you.' - Mae West, to Peter Beard (from the film)" -- J.M.

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

Jonas Mekas

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972) 16mm, color, 82 min

Genre: Experimental

The film consists of three parts. The first part is made up of footage I shot with my first Bolex, during my first years in America, mostly from 1950-1953. It shows me and my brother Adolfas, how we looked in those days; miscellaneous footage of immigrants in Brooklyn, picnicking, dancing, singing; the streets of Williamsburg. The second part was shot in August 1971, in Lithuania. Almost all of the footage comes from Semeniskiai, the village I was born in. You see the old house, my mother (born 1887), all the brothers, goofing, celebrating our homecoming. You don't really see how Lithuania is today: you see it only through the memories of a Displaced Person back home for the first time in twenty-five years. The third part begins with a parenthesis in Elmshorn, a suburb of Manburg, where we spent a year in a forced labor camp during the war. After the parenthesis closes, we are in Vienna where we see some of my best friends - Peter Kubelka, Hermann Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs. The film ends with the burning of the Vienna fruit market, August, 1971.

Rental: $325.00
16mm Rental: $325.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 1 (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 178 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Filmed in 1949-1963, edited 1976. These six reels of my film diaries come from the years 1949-1963. They begin with my arrival in New York in November 1949. The first and second reels deal with my life as a Young Poet and a Displaced Person in Brooklyn. It shows the Lithuanian immigrant community, their attempts to adapt themselves to a new land and their tragic efforts to regain independance for their native country. It shows my own frustrations and anxieties and the decision to leave Brooklyn and move to Manhattan. Reel three and reel four deal with my life in Manhattan on Orchard Street and East 13th St. First contacts with New York poetry and filmmaking communities. Robert Frank shooting THE SIN OF JESUS. LeRoy Jones, Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara reading at The Living Theatre. Documentation of the political protests of the late fifties and early sixties. First World Strike for Peace. Vigil in Times Square. Women for Peace. Air Raid protests. Reel five includes Rabbit Shit Haikus, a series of Haikus filmed in Vermont; scenes at the Film-Maker's Cooperatives; filming HALLELUJAH THE HILLS; scenes of New York City. Reel six contains a trip to Flaherty Seminar, a visit to the seashore in Stony Brook; a portrait of Tiny Tim; opening of TWICE A MAN; excursions to the countryside seen from two different views; that of my own and that of Ken Jacobs whose footage is incorporated into this reel. The period I am dealing with in these six reels was a period of desperation, of attempts to desparately grow roots into the new ground, to create new memories. In these six painful reels I tried to indicate how it feels to be in exile, how I felt in those years. These reels carry the title LOST, LOST, LOST, the title of a film myself and my brother wanted to make in 1949, and it indicates the mood we were in, in those years. It describes the mood of a Displaced Person who hasn't yet forgotten the native country but hasn't gained a new one. The sixth reel is a transitional reel where we begin to see some relaxation, where I begin to find moments of happiness. New life begins. What happens later, you'll have to see the next installment of reels ..." -- J.M., March 31, 1976. Jonas Mekas

Rental: $270.00
16mm Rental: $270.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 2 (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 3 (1976) 16mm, black and white, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 4 (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 5 (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Lost, Lost, Lost: Reel 6 (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

In Between: 1964-68 (1978) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

"Filmed in 1964-1968. Edited in 1978. The material for this film is footage that didn't find a place in the WALDEN reels. Some of it begins in between LOST, LOST, LOST and WALDEN. It's mostly New York, and some travel footage. The City friends: Richard Foreman, Amy Taubin, Mel Lyman, Peter Beard, David Wise, Andrew Meyer, Salvador Dali, Jerome Hill, David Stone and Barbara Stone, my brother Adolfas filming DOUBLE BARRELLED DETECTIVE STORY, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Ed Sanders, Gordon Ball, Henry Romney, Jack Smith, Shirley Clarke, Louis Brigante, Jane Holzer, etc. etc. It's a period piece. The sounds were recorded about the same time. Bits of radio music, bits of records, my own voice, and voices of my friends. Mel Lyman playing playing banjo on the roof on 23rd Street was actually recorded on the roof, with the wind blowing into the mike." -- J.M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Notes For Jerome (1978) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Notes For Jerome (1978) 16mm, color, sound, 45 min. rental price: 60.00 Filmed in 1966, 1967 and 1974. Edited in 1978. During the summer of 1966 I spent two months in Cassis, as a guest of Jerome Hill. I visited him briefly again in 1967, with P. Adams Sitney. The footage of this film comes from those two visits. Later, after Jerome died, I visited his Cassis home in 1974. Footage of that visit constitutes the epilogue of the film. Other people appear in the film, all friends of Jerome: Taylor Mead, Bernadette Lafont, Charles Rydell; Barbara Stone and David Stone and their children; Noel Burch, Judith Malina and Julian Beck and the Living Theater collective; Ms. Chaliapin, Jean Jacques Lebel, Michael Fontayne; Alec Wilder, P. Adams Sitney and Julie Sitney; and Jerome's perhpas closest and oldest friend, whose name I forgot, but whom he always called Rosebud. The soundtrack was practically all recorded during the same period, during the same visits to Cassis. Piano improvisations are Jerome's and Taylor Mead's; the soloist (Monteverdi's 'Lasciatemi morire!' and Giordani's 'Caromioben') is Charles Rydell's practicing, in Cassis; the ocean and most of the wind is the late summer mistal; and so are the cicadas, street music, scooters, motorboats, birds, and my own sing-songing. The text of my Lithuanian 'song' is, in translation, 'the sun is setting, the sky is red, I am sitting by the sea and I am singing by myself.' Those were lonely summers for me, I thought alot about home. That's why this film, this elegy for Jerome is dedicated 'to the wind of Lithuania.' Sometimes, though, I had a feeling that Jerome was as much of an exile as was I." -- J.M., October 27, 1978

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $125.00

Jonas Mekas

Paradise Not Yet Lost (a/k/a Oona's Third Year) (1979) 16mm, color, 96.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Filmed in 1977, edited in 1979. These reels of my film diaries contain the film 'notes' taken during the calendar year 1977, arranged chronologically. The film is divided into six parts. The first part takes place in New York. We see a lot of home life and the city. We see a lot of our daughter Oona whose third year of life this is. Some other subjects: Peter's Concert (Peter Kubelka); A visit to Marie Deren (Maya's mother); St. Patrick's Parade; Spring in Central Park; etc. The second, very brief part, takes place in Sweden, visiting Anna Lena Wibom. The third part takes place in Lithuania. Myself, my wife Hollis, and our 2-1/2 year old daughter oona visit my mother on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Oona meets her young cousins, we drink home made beer, we walk through the woods, gather mushrooms and wild strawberries, we fool around. The fourth part is Austria, visiting Peter Kubelka and Hermann Nitsch in Prinzendorf. We taste Hermann's wine, we talk to Peter's donkeys, we visit Pater Nicolaus in Kremsmuenster, and then we go to Italy, with Peter, in pursuit of Michelangelo's wine, Canaiola. The sixth part is back in New York; a visit to Willard Van Dyke, upstate; Oona's third birthday; a fire on Broome Street; more home scenes; the beginning of winter storms. It's a diary film but also it is a meditation on the theme of Paradise. It is a letter to Oona; to serve her, some day, as a distant reminder of how the world around her looked during the third year of her life - a period of which there will be only tiny fragments left in her memory - and to provide her with a romantic's guide to the essential values of life - in a world of artificiality, commercialism, and bodily and spiritual poison." -- J.M.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Jonas Mekas

Zefiro Torna or Scenes From the Life of Scenes From the Life of George Maciumas (1992) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

A tribute from one Lithuanian expatriate to another, ZEFIRO TORNA is Jonas Mekas at his most heartfelt. Comprised of diary footage of Maciunas from the mid-50s until his tragically early passing in the mid-70s, this early-90s production is a beautiful portrait of a lost friend and living spirit. -- from Anthology Film Archives catalog

Rental: $136.00
16mm Rental: $136.00

Markar Melkonian

Lipanan: Our Country, Our Struggle (1979) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Filmed on location in war-torn Beirut, this straightforward, partisan documentary is an indictment of right-wing terrorism against the Armenian ethnic community in Lebanon, and a rallying target audience is primary-students, the presentation is conceptually very simple. The film cannot compete in technical finish with slicker and enormously better-financed productions which present an opposing view of the conflict in Lebanon. Nevertheless, the filmmaker's perspective and prescriptive message have been vindicated by events which have taken place in the years since its first release." -- M.M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: 8 Parts (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 250 min

Genre: Experimental

"It's silent, sure, but only until you enter the picture. It's so exciting you'll be doing the yelling yourself. All the thrills and chills of the sport of boxing, legalized human butchery as old as time itself. See one and you'll want them all, but you can sample it piece by piece." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 1 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"All the savage glory of the Olympics, including George Forman's now-famous flag ceremony; two females having at each other (we don't approve of the fairer sex fighting but here it is in all its raw torrid brutality); Sandy Saddler vs. Carlos Ortiz in a battle of ex-champs; George Chuvalo's awesome knockout of Dante Cane; all-time mauler Sonny Liston KO'ing Roger Rischer; Bob Foster's crushing KO of Biafran Dick Tiger; man vs. dog (who will win?) and man vs. woman!" -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 2 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"Oscar Bonavena, mad bull of the Pampas, pits his height advantage and wild ringside antics against the primitive power and cunning of champ Joe Frazier; Sonny Liston clobbers another stiff, his ex-sparring partner Amos 'Big Train' Lincoln, putting him out cold for eight minutes; Rocky Marciano arm wrestles with Andy Granatelli. More excitement than you can shake a stick at." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 3 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"The much heralded Bob Foster-Frankie DePaula bloodbath at Madison Square Garden, as race is pitted against race and Jersey City seeks its place in the sun beside New York; much of the action is in the stands and the fight itself has a knockdown density of 3 per round! Joe Namath and Sugar Ray Robinson get introduced to the throng at ringside, and Archie Moore makes a guest appearance." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 4 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

"Featuring Keenan Wynn, Shelly Winters, Cagney, and Keye Luke. Boxing is lots of punches, film is lots of frames, here's a fragmentation of both you won't want to miss. If you thought Brakhage was something, you'll laugh up your sleeve at the old gopher when you see this one. There's one patch in full color, it's quick and you'll have to catch it (starring David Roter), and a boxing sequence with Janis Joplin." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 5 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"See boxing robots knock each other's heads off! Also, violent premarital combat in a suburban cage between spouses-to-be, animals trained to fight other animals to the finish, and a pair of boxers actually talking over the stage at the Cafe Au Go Go! As an added treat, a girl just out of the hospital (hair ball removed from her uterus) boxers her life away." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 6 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

"Slambang action as the one the only Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) throws hits wits and fists against William Buckley in Ali's first film since "Requiem for a Heavyweight." And, for the theatrically inclined, there's James Earl Jones too, in his gutsy portrayal of the late great Jack Johnson, all-time heavyweight great. Your projectionist may be in for a surprise with this one!" -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 7 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

"Blazing color and gore with Buster Mathis supplying the grueling pressure and battered, courageous George Chuvalo holding on to the very end, as sporadic interruption by the timekeeper's clock demonstrates its relevance to film as well as boxing" -- R.M. "A spatio-temporal bonanza, rectangles and rectangles, and clocks and time, motion and stoppage, and life and death." -- Marcel Thil

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 8 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"The poetry of Jack Dempsey's 18-second demolition job on the gargantuan Fred Fulton. Shadow boxing: the key to fistic prominence. Enough TV ringside action to send you thirstily scurrying for your can of Schlitz. Plus: leather-fisted artsy-fartsy with mirrors!" -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Ages 9 To 12 (1970) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"That's the reading age, it's a reading film of film credits from movies shown on TV (there hasn't been a movie in 65 yrs which lived up to the credits which preceded it). Such names are featured as George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lew Ayres (in "Hold 'Em Navy"), Anna Magnini (that Italian hot potato), W.C. Fields (in the one with the talking dog), Robert Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming. Bela Lugosi is in there somewhere too." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Piss Diaquiri (1971) Regular 8mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Subtitles only from off the screen of a Bergman movie or something like that. Even more legible than AGES 9 TO 12." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Royal Flush In August, A (1972) Regular 8mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"James Cagney may be Mr. Spuzz when the camera lights are on him but in the dark he's just another crybaby creep (he's afraid of the dark because he thinks there's a very big donut truck gonna come along and run him over - hit & run! - and the rodents are gonna eat his flesh even though he's not dead yet). A horror film of NOSFERATU proportions." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Meltzer

Cots For Sleeping Six Abreast (1973) Regular 8mm, color, .5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Part 1 of the VISOR REAPER PAINTING trilogy. After dreaming of killing in self defense (takes the man's broom handle away from him and proceeds to clobber his bald head right in) a gentleman arises to brush his teeth." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Marie Menken

Andy Warhol (1965) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, journal

"A long day in the life of Pop artist Any Warhol shortened into minutes: a document." -- M.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Marie Menken

Arabesque for Kenneth Anger () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Original score by Teiji Ito. "A new sound version of this classic. It is a beautiful experience to see her fabulous shooting. The cutting is just as fabulous and is something for all to study; the new score by Teiji Ito is 'out of this world' with its many leveled instrumentation. Marie says 'These animated observations of tiles and Moorish architecture were made as a thank-you to Kenneth for helping to shoot on another film in Spain.' Shot in the Alhambra in one day." -- Gryphon Film Group

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Marie Menken

Bagatelle for Willard Maas () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Original score by Teiji Ito. "This is a new version of the now famous film made for her husband, the poet and film-maker. Returning from the Brussels fair, she shot this at Versailles and the Louvre. There is wit, irony and prophecy here (though perhaps not apparent to those who do not know Marie Menken and Willard Maas personally). She says only 'A more serious film than ARABESQUE, BAGATELLE attempts to synchronize into a lyric statement some observations on Versailles.' Marie Menken's fountains are the fountains of life. Marie Menken's Versailles is the Versailles of death. The beauty of this film is the alternation of the fountains and Versaille death. Only Marie Menken would have the subtlety, sensibility, sesitivity, receptivity to fuse and fetilize the classical paradoxes in such an immediate visual apotheosis. Only Teiji Ito, the most profoundly cinematic composer now writing for the film, could have composed such a perfect accompaniment. Marie Menken and Teiji Ito have collaborated in an aritistic fusion rare in the world of art." -- Charles Boultenhouse

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Dwightiana () 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Score for steel drum, guitar and flute by Teiji Ito. "A charming, frivolous animation 'made to entertain a sick friend.'" -- Cinema 16

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Excursion (1968) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Eye Music in Red Major (1961) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A study in light based on persistence of vision and enhancement from eye fatigue." -- M.M.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Glimpse of the Garden (1957) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Soundtrack: birdsong "A lyric, tender, intensely subjective exploration of a flower garden, with extreme magnification, flashing color harmonies." -- Cinema 16 "She deserves the order of the square halo, first class, with harps in diamonds." -- Dwight Ripley

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Hurry! Hurry! (1957) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Experimental soundtrack: continuous bombardment. "A daring film ballet danced by human spermatozoa under powerful magnification ... a dance of death made from scientific footage, printed over murky fire." -- Cinema 16

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Mood Mondrian (1965) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A film of a painting of a sound. Piet Mondrian's 'Broadway Boogie-Woogie' is translated into visual boogie rhythm."--M.M. "MOOD MONDRIAN can already be described as an extraordinary and perhaps revolutionary cinematic achievement."--Joseph LeSueur.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Moonplay (1964-1966) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound by Teiji Ito. A lunar fantasy in animated stop-motion.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Notebook (1962-1963) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: diary_ journal

These are too tiny or too obvious for comment, but one or two are my dearest children. "It is a very personal film which she keeps adding to ... a masterpiece of filmic fragments, only shown once, but wow!" -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Marie Menken

Sidewalks/Wrestling/Notebook (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marie Menken

Visual Variations On Noguchi (1945) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Poetry of natural sound" score by Lucille Dlugoszewski. "By use of hand-held, ambulating camera, unusual editing and a startling experimental score by Lucille Dlugozewski, the sculptures of the famous Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi, are given audacious movement in a controversial art-film experiment." -- Cinema 16 "Never before have I seen such purely dynamic treatment of sculpture in film. Marie Menken has successfully transformed Noguchi's sculpture into her own medium." -- Norman McLaren

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Marie Menken

Watts With Eggs (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"By 1967, Menken had become interested in the work of Fluxus artist Robert Watts and made a short animation piece, Watts with EGGS, in which she animates his chrome-casted Box of Eggs. The film opens with lights reflected in the eggs (of course), then, through single framing, pixilates a man's hand arranging eggs in different patterns. The hands (those of John Hawkins) fill the box back up with eggs. Next, the eggs do the same routine, but more magically, more serenely, without the assistance of the hands. Menken also introduces a string and a feather duster into animated action, so that the eggs, one by one, seem to be coming directly out of the duster (objects infect objects). By the end, the eggs are magically back in their box... The event structure of Watts's work paralleled Menken's effort to create and event-based film. Watts was interested, as Menken had been in her earlier work as a painter, in how the performative and participatory could be activated. Another important level of aesthetic inquiry that Watts's own projects inspired in Menken was her own fascination with objects as items of fetish." -Melissa Ragona, from "Swing and Sway: Marie Menken's Filmic Events" in Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks, ed. Robin Blaetz, p. 37

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Wrestling (1964) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A TV 'concrete.'

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Marie Menken

Drips In Strips (1961) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Spattered paint responding to gravity, forming its own patterns and combinations of color." -- M.M.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Go Go Go (1964) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Taken from a moving vehicle, for much of the footage. The rest uses stationary frame, stop-motion. In the harbor sequence, I had to wait for the right amount of activity, to show effectively the boats darting about; some sequences took over an hour to shoot, and last perhaps a minute on the screen. The "strength and health" sequence was shot at a body beautiful convention. Various parts of the city of New York, the busy man's engrossment in his busy-ness, make up the major part of the film ... a tour-de-force on man's activities.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Marie Menken

Lights (1966) 16mm, 75.00 (DIGITAL FILE), color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Made during the brief Christmas-lit season, usually between the hours of midnight and 1:00 A.M., when vehicle and foot traffic was light, over a period of three years. Based on store decorations, window displays, fountains, public promenades, Park Avenue lights, building and church facades. I had to keep my camera under my coat to warm it up, as the temperature was close to zero much of the time." -- M.M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Marie Menken

Sidewalks (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Photography: Willard Maas and John Hawkins. "Looking down instead of around, while walking, finding the magic patterns in the pavements of a city."--John Hawkins

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Merciez

Martyr, The (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Keep Moving (1984) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

In a succession of still photograph and live footage images, two characters walk, run and gaze across an industrial-looking street-end over which trains pass constantly. The repeated actions focus attention on the relationship between the human life depicted within the confinement of the frame and the unseen world beyond the frame.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

16mm Sale: $500.00
3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $250.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

After The Paint Has Dried (1986) 16mm, 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Street images, sounds and fragments of stories merge in constant states of transition, suggesting the process by which stories grow. Attention is captured, the storyteller revealed. Yet the outcome is ambiguous, reflecting the less than final understanding that knowing someone through their stories involves.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $400.00
3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $200.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $100.00

Barbara Meter

From the Exterior (1970) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

In From the Exterior, Barbara Meter invokes one of the most abiding and contentious issues in film: that of the camera as a voyeur. She points her hand-held camera at the occupants of houses in night-time Amsterdam, where windows are large and curtains left open. Meter teasingly arouses our voyeuristic impulses while simultaneously frustrating them. To overcome this frustration we must confront those impulses in arriving at a full appreciation of the formal complexities that the film has to offer. The rooms flattened-out, partly because Meter uses a telephoto lens and because the spaces are not entered and opened-up by the camera, but always seen frontally, from a distance. This flattening-out emphasizes the quality of screens within screens and screens upon screens. Thus, the viewer finds him/herself perceiving the objects in the room in terms of receding planes, like the cardboard scenery in a Victorian toy theatre.

Barbara Meter

... And a Table (1971) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The second experimental film I made. Two people having breakfast -- an action repeated; the action is set up, people are themselves and act, the camera is spontaneous. With the sound I tried to create different kinds of moods. A film which is set apart a bit from the others and yet which incorporates elements I still deal with.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barbara Meter

Departure On Arrival (1996) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

In this film I attempt to communicate the feeling of evaporation, of disappearing and slipping away of the fragile material which is called time. Barbara Meter's Departure on Arrival draws the viewer into a world which is both historically specific and powerfully emotive. The film gives a strong sense of a European life, possibly though not necessarily Jewish, lived in the middle and latter parts of the 20th century, with references further back: to Imperial Germany and to the succeeding inter-war period. The film beguiles the viewer with black and white images and fragments of sound from a wide variety of sources: footage from train stations and domestic interiors, old phtographs, whirling masses of grain, the imprint of what looks like fur on the surface of the film, and glimpses of text; an indistinguishable moment of conversation, the sound of footsteps, snatches from popular music of Eastern Europe and from works in the Western classical tradition.

Barbara Meter

Appearances (1999) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on photographs found in my parents photo albums, all taken before I was born. The photographs are mixed with: life shots of German landscapes -- Germany being the country my parents had to fly from.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Andrew Meyer

Annunciation (1964) Regular 8mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"Scenes from the New Testament, re-enacted among the colors of New England autumn."--A.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Andrew Meyer

Shades and Drumbeats (1964) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Dawn to dusk with a commune of young people on the Lower East Side, searching fulfillment through sex and drugs."--A.M. "...one of those remarkable films incensed with the values which man forgets, caught in the sedge flats which he calls his streets. It is these disowned values that [Meyer] obstinately and with the greatest of poise works with and surprises his film spectator...The world of SHADES AND DRUMBEATS has no need for sound; for the film frames speak and contain the word, the sentence which reveals to the engrossed spectator the spirit of Meyer's work."--Gregory Markopoulos, in a lecture at Idaho State University, 1964

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Andrew Meyer

1 X 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"...has the quiet beauty of rain. It is the story of a young girl afraid to enter womanhood. Taking the phone off the hook, she attempts to sleep while her would-be lover tries to call. And in her fantasy, she sees herself escaping to the playground and embracing childhood anew...perhaps the most quietly satisfying gem that you will see in a long time...contrasts with the sexual vibrance of the tones' singing with the lonely quiet of the girl's flight with remarkable effectiveness."--Bruce Covert, McGill Daily Review

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Early Clue to the New Direction, An (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Joy Bang, Prescott Townsend, Rene Ricard. Music by the Unidentified Flying Objects. "The grand prize ... went to Andrew Meyer's black-and-white AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION, whose virtues had nothing to do with technical polish. Mr. Meyer's film hung on dialogue, cast and plot (of a kind), clearly moving in a new direction. Its central virtue was nothing less than a superb performance by an old man, Prescott Townsend, playing a Boston rogue long past his time, who charms a young girl with his 'snowflake theory.'" -- Douglas M. Davis, National Observer "Afterward, one felt that Andrew Meyer had opened a new world for 16mm cinema, one in which many kinds of excuses no longer need to be made. AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION -- apt title -- his most recent film, is unexpected, glorious, and indescribably moving, and I can't forget it." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Award: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1967 Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London; Film Theatre, 1968. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Match Girl (1966) 16mm, color, 25.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Vivian Kurz, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol. Story by Hans Christian Anderson. Songs by the Rolling Stones, Martha & the Vandellas. "The winner as the best dramatic picture is MATCH GIRL, by Andrew Meyer. It is a complex and adroit visualization of the fantasy experiences of an aspiring young actress done in color and with dandy musical accompaniment by the Rolling Stones. This one, with some further story values, could be stretched into a fetching full-length film." -- Bosley Crowther, The New York Times Awards: First Prize, National Student Film Awards, 1966; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1966. Exhibition: Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, 1966; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 1967; Chicago Int'l Film Festival, 1967. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Flower Child (1967) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"... about a girl who photographs a young man in Central Park who sits in a tree and plays a pipe. He resents her photography and follows her home to get the film from her. They make love. Whilst he is asleep she develops the negative, but in the resulting print he is missing. Was he the god Pan?" -- Ken Gay, Films and Filming "... has much to do with nuance of the most ineffable kind: appearance as against behavior; oddities and crudities of expression, diction and composition in the service of a texture that's unpleasant or embarrassing one moment and elaborately touching the next, with the gap never bridged. The performers are Joy Bang ... and Frank Meyer, a bored cherub who could become a key ambivalent figure for modern films." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London, 1968

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Sky Pirate, The (1969) 16mm, color, 82.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Another look at SKY PIRATE confirms that it may well be one of the most important of the recent American movies. Certainly it is one of the very few which works entirely within a compellingly modern sensibility and idiom without that sentimental overlay of new techniques on old ideas which I so question in the 'now' Hollywood movies. Sheerly beautiful ... breathtakingly lyrical .... It ought not to be missed. Meyer may prove to be one of the American filmmakers of consequence through the '70s." -- Whitehall, LA Free Press "The sky pirate's Cuba, the New Left's revolutionary society, the wife's little-theatre Carmen, and the hooker from Spanish Harlem are all simply disguises of the same escapist Latin fantasy filmmaker Andrew Meyer subtly but memorably dramatizes. En route he demonstrates more creative feature filmmaking talent on a shoestring than many a director who would be insulted to operate with ten times the budget." -- Variety

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Hans D. Michaud

3 (1992) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

"3" is an experimental narrative set in two rooms indoors, in which two individuals are attempting to reconfigure their bodies with hand-fashioned tools and external skeletons and one individual is attempting to document and exploit it.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Kick Murder Squad (1992) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kick Murder Squad" is a ridiculous and infantile slapstick comedy concerning four French terrorists, an INTERPOL agent, a crazed Scotsman and a bloated, arrogant policeman. Good to watch when drunk. Yowza!

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans D. Michaud

Pepere (1992) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

As years pass and memory begins to distort/polish phrases and actions, occasionally a much clearer viewpoint on the original event rears its head, as in the case of a nightmare.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Quaternary (2000) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

QUATERNARY begins my series of rephotographed/edge-of sight films. The things which are almost entirely hidden are the anchors on which the rest of the film revolves.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Septenary (2000) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

SEPTENARY continues the rephotograohy/edge-of-sight concerns started with QUATERNARY. This time, the heavily-grained color stock works to add noise/give a deeper hiding place to some of the less visible elements.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Tank (2000) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

"Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank."

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jack Milton

Dice () 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Meredith Monk

Book of Days (1988) color & b/w, 74.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

"A rich and haunting reinvention of medieval life that never loses its contemporary perspective." -- The New York Times Monk has said that BOOK OF DAYS is a film about time... about the sadness and joy of human nature.

Rental: $200.00

Darrell Moore

Starting in the Middle of the Day, We Can Drink Our Politics Away (1980) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Darrell Moore

Quantum: A Lamentation (1981) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Peter Moore

Stockhausen's Originale: Doubletakes (1993) 16mm, black and white, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Peter Moore filmed Stockhausen's Originale at Charlotte Moorman's 2nd Annual New York Avant Garde Festival in 1964. Originale had an all star cast. Among them artist and happenings innovator, Allan Kaprow; Video and performance artist Nam June Paik; musicians James Tenney, Max Neuhaus, Charlotte Moorman, Alvin Lucier and David Behrman; Filmmaker Robert Breer; poets Jackson Mac Low and Allen Ginsberg; and Fluxus artist Dick Higgins. Moore did not begin to edit this until 1993, shortly before his death. Art Historian Barbara Moore, his wife and active archive collaborator for over 30 years, and film editor Susan Editor complete this 16mm a year later. It received its world premiere at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in 1996 and its New York Premiere in the New Documentaries series at the Museum of Modern Art in 1997.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Sam Moore

Calamity Join (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sandy Moore

Gawrsh, I Didn't Know You Was a Lady (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This film turns upside down in the middle and proceeds backwards to the end."--S.M. "This really looks like a Sandy Moore film."-- Greg Ford

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sandy Moore

Luck In Loose Plaster (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Text by Gertrude Stein, from "Tender Buttons." "Something is happening to a painting, because it is being looked at, and several thousand cut outs and objects are called into the fray. My shooting field here ranges from 18" x 30" to 9' x 12'."--S.M. Included in the 1985 Whitney Biennial.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Morgan

Liaison, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Moricz

Brainbox (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Once upon a time, Dr. Kiss (George Kuchar) and his assistants, Abe (Bob Moricz) and Sandy Claw (Josh Allen), commanded pioneering developments in the field of human brain research. They created the Brainbox -- a machine that breaches the limits of human brain consciousness. Now their paths have sadly splintered: Dr. Kiss renounces his unholy research; Abe, a tattered shadow of his former self, is now a junkie slave to the box; Sandy Claw, having made a Frankenstein patchwork of his mind, is reduced to a drooling homicidal loon. Throw in Cain from the Holy Bible and demented sin lets itself in to the fray for ultimate brainpower! Also starring Raymundo Delgado Suarez and featuring Ann Chantel.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Bob Moricz

Kash House Meat Cleavage (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Papa Kash's meaty flesh bulges for guns, violence, and his hunk of a son, Big Kash. Big Kash derives satisfaction from beating up low-income housing tenants and lawyers. Sis Kash worries about her boyfriend looking at Mama like that. Meanwhile, someone watches them from a distance. Someone with a very big blade waiting for the right moment to enter the inner sanctum of the House of Kash and lay waste to their reign of malicious foulness. Kash House Meat Cleavage. They're bad and they'll bleed!

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Bill Morrison

Reserection (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Dissected and the reassembled from its parts, RESERECTION traces the seduction of an aesthetic.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Bill Morrison

Lost Avenues (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bill Morrison

Footprints (1992) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bill Morrison

Film of Her, The (1996) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, Found Footage

"...Morrison's THE FILM OF HER is based on the story of a Library on Congress clerk who saved a vaultful of paper reels, documenting the earliest days of cinema, from the incinerator. A gorgeous tribute to the art form's origins, this 12-minute short is anchored by the memory of this man, who has fixed in his mind since boyhood the image of a woman he saw in an early porn film. 'The Film of Her' is what drives the clerk to save the films, this collective memory, and it also serves as the focal point for Morrison's thoughts on personal experience and the happenstance of history. Drawing comparisons between the primordial ooze and the elemental flicker of a light projector, or between Lumiere babes, magic a la Melies, and the gears of industry, Morrison reminds us that even the most brilliant and brave creations begin as cherished ideas nurtured in dedicated imaginations and subjected to the whims of chance." - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Paul Morrissey

Ancient History (1961) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A rearranged newsreel, a decade old.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Morrissey

Taylor Mead Dances (1962) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Tayor travels in his white Rolls Royce to the Second City nightclub, where he dances. With Tayor Mead, Katherine Roberts, and Roberts Blossom.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Deanna Morse

Starcycle (1978) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Metamorphic life cycle of a cartoon star.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Deanna Morse

Help! I'm Stranded... (1981) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The surfaces of a hotel room.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Deanna Morse

Reality Check (1981) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Dogman," a gravel-voiced, jive-talkin' philosopher.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Deanna Morse

Camera People: Home Movie Stars (1984) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Friends react to being "on camera."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Otto Muehl

Zock--Exercises (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"1. 'Das Ohr'-a human ear, stuck through cardboard, is poured over with food-stuffs. 2. 'Dolorosa'-a naked female body is continuously sprayed with red paint. 3. 'Kardinal'- a face is continuously slapped with food and paint. 4. 'Michaelangelo'- three naked human bodies are wallowing continuously as they are sprinkled with paint."- Progressive Art Productions

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Otto Muehl

Materialaktionsfilme (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: soundtrack playable only on magnetic sound projector. First section (4 minutes) has no sound. If magnetic soundtrack cannot be played, filmmaker suggests film be run at soundspeed (24fps) on any projector: for sound, play a recording of Brahms' First Symphony. "Wehreteuchtigung' (military- training) (1967): drill-actions by the Direct Art group, with material. /'Amore' (1968): a masochrist is continuously beaten with a leather belt, dead rabbit and material. /'Sodoma' (Vienna, 1968-70): 1. Campagnereiterclub; 2. Libi-68; 3. Sensibility; 4. Scheisskerl."- Progressive Art Productions.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Orlagh Mulcahy

Printer Starlet (1993) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Bob Mulqueen

Vagabond () 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruno Munari

Inox () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Bruno Munari

Moire () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruno Munari

Sacco Matto () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruno Munari

Sulle Scale Mobili () 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruno Munari

Untitled () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

Highway Landscape (1972) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The filmmaker describes his work as 'a single take, fixed camera meditation on a dead rabbit on Highway No. 1, outside Iowa City.' As the viewer stares at the almost still-life, the elements of composition come together in sad juxtaposition; the silence of death is set off against the impersonal whizz of passing cars, their momentary appearance in the frame creating almost subliminal flashes of bright metallic color. Otherwise the only movement in the film is provided by the dead rabbit's fur, ruffling in the wind. In the background, blue sky and brown trees, blurred and leafless. In the foreground, hard white gravel. The rabbit's body, caught in the right center of the frame, lies on the side of the highway, which is reduced by the camera angle to an almost imperceptible gray line dividing the composition in horizontal halves. "I think Murphy's description of HIGHWAY LANDSCAPE as a 'meditation' is quite accurate, since minimal cinema allows the viewer to examine in such radically increased attention the elements of the film he is watching. Although the reality on the screen may be static, the reality in the viewer's mind is not: under the right circumstances (seldom possible in film-viewing situations), the viewer can 'contemplate' what he sees, examines, let his eyes (and mind) wander, taste the possibilities of response." -- Ron Epple

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

In Progress (1972) 16mm, color, 17.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Ed Small "All the short movies that opened yesterday at the Film Forum make some gesture toward elaborating concepts implicit in the nature of film, concepts having to do with its existence in time and the quality of its images .... J. J. Murphy's and Ed Small's IN PROGRESS is the loveliest, most idiomatic, most responsible work in the program. "IN PROGRESS is a 20-minute time-lapse movie recording the passage of days and seasons from September through May on a bit of landscape photographed on an Iowa farm. The camera doesn't move (though there are two or three slightly different locations) and it is so nearly passive that at one point frost is allowed to form on its lens, and at another the dew turns its image into a glamorous haze. IN PROGRESS really proves nothing except that it has a subject worth sustained contemplation. The film provides an access to such contemplation, and its beauty -- including its ravishing variations of color within the natural blues and greens, grays, blacks, whites, and reddish browns -- is in large part the beauty of the subject in view." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times Awards: Refocus, 1972; Independent Film-Makers' Competition, 1972; Judge's Award, Bellevue Film Festival, 1973.

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J.J. Murphy

Ice (1972) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

ICE is a film of a film (Franklin Miller's Whose Circumference Is Nowhere) rephotographed through 50 pounds of ice. The soundtrack is a loop -- sound equipment recording underwater. "The films of J. J. Murphy elicit a response based upon purely aesthetic experience; however, they grow from the artist's concern with particular concepts. ICE was created by rephotographing a film from the opposite side of a slab of ice. The new work explodes into rays of alternating color and intensity." -- Karen Cooper "ICE (1972): made in collaboration with another film-maker in Iowa. Murphy uses his friend's film projecting behind a 50 lb. block of ice. The ice, a frozen but ever-changing lens between the projector and Murphy's camera: a chilled aurora dialogue." -- Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb

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J.J. Murphy

Sky Blue Water Light Sign (1972) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"SKY BLUE WATER LIGHT SIGN is best seen in total innocence. My guess is that if one knows what he or she is looking at before seeing this little film, half of its excitement and a good deal of its meaning disappear. Seen in total innocence, though (and maybe I'm exaggerating the importance of this), SKY BLUE WATER is a wonder. With Gottheim's Blues and Frampton's Lemon (for Robert Hunt), it is one of the happiest, most uplifting short films I've ever seen." -- Scott MacDonald, Idiolects

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J.J. Murphy

Print Generation (1974) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

"PRINT GENERATION is a masterfully accomplished film. With it, Murphy sums up concerns that have marked independent filmmaking since the late Sixties: intrinsic film structure and personal diary." -- Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb "The film begins with glimpses of a series of shimmering red points of light which, through succeeding generations, begin to reveal the definition of a figure or an object. The sparkling reds -- actually the last vestige of light held by a tiny crystal of emulsion -- transform into whites, then the shock of blue-green is discovered, separating next into blue and green and combining for secondary colors in what by now is a recognizable representation. "Once the images are brought up to full color, the movie heads back toward abstraction. A viewer, having built a picture from an abstract pattern of dots, now must literally choose what is seen, whether to hold memory's trace of the representation or swim into the dancing crystalline waters of emulsion. It's a wonderful choice, a fine film." -- Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News Awards: Centre Experimental du Cinema; Fifth Int'l Experimental Film Competition, Knokke Heist, Belgium, 1975. Exhibition: Fifth Int'l Forum of Young Cinema, West Berlin, 1975; Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival, 1975.

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J.J. Murphy

Movie Stills (1977) 16mm, black and white, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Original footage: Chuck Hudina. Assistance: Terry Williams. "The more recent MOVIE STILLS (1977) is a melancholy procession of frozen moments being born, ripening, beginning to die before our eyes. Murphy selected 16 frames from a found home movie, photogrpahed them with a polaroid camera, then filmed the three minutes it took each image to materialize. Because of the higher contrast caused by this rephotography, the pictures seem to be darkening past their prime just as Murphy cuts to the enxt. Every shot starts out white and there's a key element of suspense as one's retitnal afterimages compete with the emerging forms of the developing photo. After a while, the ghost of an anecdote -- a woman and two men mugging for the camera, an odd flirtation -- develops too. 'A photograph is a secret about a secret,' Diane Arbus once wrote. 'The more it tells you the less you know.' With its heightened sense of mortality, MOVIE STILLS invites the viewer to contemplate not only the fleeting gestures and expressions momentualized by the camera but the process by which our minds construct narratives or deduce character from them."--J. Hoberman, Village Voice.

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J.J. Murphy

Science Fiction (1979) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A recycled film that playfully explores the space-time continuum as it applies to narrative structure. "J. J. Murphy's SCIENCE FICTION, a dazzling five-minute experimental fantasy that at first appears to be a 1950s travelog gone awry, features technical trickery that will impress and bewilder filmgoers and filmmakers." -- Max J. Alvarez, Milwaukee Journal "The second night's surprise was J. J. Murphy's wonderful SCIENCE FICTION. Made from a high school-level film on the effects of relativity, it was Murphy's insight to manipulate the footage and to add a moment here, delete a moment there." -- Raymond Foery, Downtown Review Awards: First Prize, Great Lakes Film Festival, 1980; NY Filmmakers' Exposition (tour), 1981; Ann Arbor Film Festival (tour), 1981.

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J.J. Murphy

Preview (1980) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Murphy combines several kinds of imagery (footage from old movies, passages of what appear to be auditions of some sort, apparently diaristic images ...) and two kinds of sound (the track from a preview of a film called Dirty Pictures and passages of canned laughter), in such a way as to reveal the ambiguity of personal and cultural significations once they are removed from their usual contexts." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage

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J.J. Murphy

Night Belongs to the Police, The (1982) 16mm, color, 28.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Music: The Republicans, The Appliances, and The Suburbs "THE NIGHT BELONGS TO THE POLICE concerns a burned-out agoraphobe (Jerome Carolfi), his frustrated girlfriend (poet Tess Gallaher), a wonderfully kinetic proto-punk Tinkerbelle (Michelle Davis), and a malevolent network of chiropractors. A satire of fashionable nihilism, it manages to stimultaneously mock and embrace the so-called posturing of the so-called New Wave. It is, most of all, funny."--Chris Ward, CityLights.

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Julie Murray

Conscious (1993) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A melding of camera original and found material teetering on an edge of a dim realization which, in this flux reality, is evident only in the fissures of splintered associations. Obscured among visceral absurdities and lightweight witticisms seeps a viscera, an acrid recollection, enmeshed in the intangibles and incongruities of aniline shadows. The residue of coming to.

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Julie Murray

Anathema (1995) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Doubt as a shadow cast upon the doctor and his assistants who, through ritualized posturing, admit themselves to the arena of abject violence and inherit the disease they believe to be death. Camera original and 'found footage' home spun reveal some points in this ceremony where through feeble act and over-wrought desire contamination mortifies catharsis.

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Julie Murray

If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (1998) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

"The superb 'If You Stand With Your Back To The Slowing Of The Speed Of Light In Water' begins as a study of various kinds of motion. Images from an aerial tram leaving Manhattan are followed by images of a nearly static bird, of bugs fighting, and of light bending as it passes through glass. Near the film's end the tram lands in Manhattan, as if it had reversed direction; as in all of Murray's films, the images and the editing can pull several ways at once. There are no absolutes, and even the light by which we see is altered by the material it passes through." -- Fred Camper "(It) show(s) an extraordinary sensitivity to the sensual, rhythmic and connotative qualities of image and sound, whether purloined or created, and establishes her as a masterful editor and a visionary filmmaker." -- Chris Gehman The film aims to illuminate a vital sense innate to perception where inversion is counterbalance and focal myopia the articulation of space.

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Julie Murray

NY by Night (1999) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Lee Murray

Security Family, The (1985) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

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Lee Murray

Continuous Entertainment (1987) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

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Lee Murray

Journals of the Electric Plague: Act One (1993) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

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Cynthia Madansky

We At Her (1995) Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

A story about a woman descending into mental illness.

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Cynthia Madansky

Internal Combusion (1995) DVD, Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Internal Combustion breaks the many silences surrounding lesbians and AIDS. Interweaving the voices of two friends, Internal Combustion reflects on the often unspoken tensions within this epidemic of survival and power and mourning and loss. Co- directed by Alisa Lebow

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Cynthia Madansky

TREYF (1998) 16mm, DVD, color, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

TREYF -"unkosher" in Yiddish - is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover "seder". With personal narration, real and imagined educational films, and haunting imagery, filmmakers Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky examine the Jewish identity of their upbringings and its impact on their lives. Incisive cultural critics, astute, poignant, and poetic -never cynical- they weave their way from New York to Jerusalem in pursuit of a progressive, secular Jewish identity that draws from their childhood reminiscences as much as from their contemporary queer lives. Co-directed by Alisa Lebow.

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Bill Morrison

Death Train, The (1993) 16mm, b&w, 17 min min

"The Death Train" was originally conceived of as part of John Moran's opera 'Everyday Newt Burman'. The film was honored with a Bessie Award for outstanding design achievement during the 1992-93 theater season. The opera was produced by Ridge Theatre, directed by Bob McGrath, and staged at La Mama, E.T.C., in 1993. A history of cinema is played out during the film's lifetime. Early train footage and zoetrope animation are combined with mid-century newsreel and educational films, concluding finally in a long modern aerial shot. Each frame is a compartment in the train of film, pausing briefly before our eyes to be observed, thereby living its life in the screening, while being carried to the Hereafter.

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Casandra Stark Mele

Films vol.1 (1990) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring "The Lost Films" and "We Are Not To Blame" includes: "Dead on My Arm" (1985) originally Super-8, color and b&w, 12 min. Music by This Heat. with David Wicked, Lung. In this, Stark's first film, she develops her personal iconography that will recur in later work including the use of menstrual blood, bandages and re-interpretations of Catholic rituals. "Wrecked on Cannibal island" (1986) super-8, color and b/w, 12mins. With Jack Natz Casandra and Natz pose as a couple locked in a domestic dispute documenting the futility of human relationships and the pointlessness of love. "We are not to Blame" (1989) originally Super-8, color, 20 mins. Music by Foetus. With Laura Mae Jessen, R. Kern and N. Zedd. Focuses on the relationship between two sisters and the men in their lives. "Go to Hell" music by The Swanns. co-directed and with David Rutsala and N. Zedd VHS sale price: $40 individual, $100 institutional

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Casandra Stark Mele

Films vol.2 (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

"Death of an Arabian Woman" (1991) originally 16mm, color, 12 min. With music by Motherhead Bug. Harkening back to her use of Catholic imagery in "Dead on my Arm," this film positions Stark as a wanderer, able to create life and in the company of religious prophets. The film is shot in Napoli and New York. "The Anarchists" with music by Missing Foundation and Menace Dement "Parades of Crazy" originally super-8, color and b/w with music by The Trees. Incorporates several processions from both Italy and New York revealing them as cathartic and transformative experiences. VHS sale price: $40 individual, $100 institutional

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Natalie Tafelmacher Magnat

Welcome... Welcome (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

http://www.nathalietmagnat.com/

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Natalie Tafelmacher Magnat

The Great Escape (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

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Jonas Mekas

Imperfect 3-Image Films (1995) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A series 'imperfect' three image films from my new film diaries" -- J.M.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Veneo Video Viceo (1991) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film

A young woman gets the idea to make and market a punk-style aerobics tape -- and does so at too great a speed to ever reflect on the ramifications of her project. She lives in New York's East Village, and just happens to walk by Stephen Spielberg's "Batteries Not Included" film set each day on her way to and from work. The two projects are counterpointed with particular reference to the degree to which either of them pay attention to anything more than a few superficial elements of the community and cultures they purport to be representing. The dramatic continuity of the story is frequently interrupted by a collage of images of the characters recontextualized in portrait format and overlaid with a series of onscreen texts. These images and texts serve as a Brechtian chorus, providing comment on the relationships between the marketplace, the television medium, and what an audience will easily believe.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

La Blanchisseuse (1993) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Experimental video examining the emotional and aesthetic underpinnings of the tendency that still exists for women to take a greater responsibility than men for domestic work and nurturing. The images of a woman ironing pay homage in their composition to paintings of laundresses by such artists as Edgar Degas, Honoré Daumier, Edouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Many of the paintings of laundresses by these artists create an ambiguously gentle impression, portraying the task of laundry as sensual, feminine, and producing contentment. La Blanchisseuse examines the relationship between the images with which we have grown up and the expectations women place upon themselves. Equally poignant texts -- from Intrusion (Denise Levertov), Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (Adrienne Rich), and To The Lighthouse (Virginia Woolfe) -- scroll over the images, alluding both to the pull of tradition for a woman to provide nurturing care to others and to the sense of betrayal and rejection that can be the reward for providing such care. A music soundtrack, composed by Anthony Moore, supports a sense of meditation on the inherent ambiguities.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Queen of the Mist (1995) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History, Political / Social Activism

Tells, in narrative poetry, the story of Annie Edson Taylor -- the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and a forgotten American heroine. A 63 year-old teacher facing unemployment and poverty in 1901, Taylor decided to take up the challenge P.T. Barnum had issued and send herself over the Falls as her one hope to reverse her fortunes. Had Taylor been a man or a young beauty, she might have found the fame and fortune she hoped for. Instead, she was ignored and derided, robbed and abandoned by her managers, impersonated by an actress, and eclipsed by Bobby Leach -- who was the first man to go over Niagara Falls (ten years after her feat). She died in poverty at the age of 83. QUEEN OF THE MIST presents the events of Annie's life through impressionistic re-enactments, layered with archival materials. It imaginatively portrays Annie Taylor's daring feat and the ordeals she suffered in the years that followed it. It brings to light a courageous early 20th century woman whose story has been lost to history. QUEEN OF THE MIST was made at the invitation of and in collaboration with the poet, Joan Murray -- and is based on her narrative poems from the book of the same name. Excerpts from these poems, which creatively dramatize Taylor's life, are read by Ms. Murray. Mary Foskett plays Annie Edson Taylor, supported by a cast of 40 actors and extras. Sound design is by Jonathan Duckett.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

How Strong The Children (1998) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

A personal documentary video in which the relationship of a mother with her two young daughters is examined -- finding the terrain chaotic and hardly conforming to prior expectations. Weaving in and out through multi-linear and noisy layers, the mother interviews the daughters, one daughter interviews the mother, the daughters play together, the mother reprimands the daughters, they have breakfast and get ready for school and work together, the mother reads a poem, the daughters read a fairy story, nuclear reactors seem to be a part of it, Amelia Earhart makes appearances, texts refer to the musings of the mother. All these elements pile on top of one another in apparent chaos. But some ideas emerge, and one could leave without feeling uncomfortable about the chaos. The children, at least, are strong.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

If Spring, Then Hope, And Also Winter (1997) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Psychology & Mental Health, Spiritual / Mystical

A meditation on the death of a young life, this video focuses on an image of a young girl, unconscious on a hospital bed, apparently dying. Alternate responses to her death (one, matter-of-fact, speaking of "giving thanks in all things", the other distraught) are sung in liturgical style by two adult voices (male and female). This refrain is repeated over and over in successive re-recordings of itself -- the words losing clarity with each round and eventually merging with the ambient sound of the space. The image of the young girl on the hospital bed -- and, later, family album snapshots of the girl with her sister and cousins at the beach (where, apparently, a fatal shark attack occurred) -- is recognizably altered by the sound. Both sound and image develop an increasingly distant, abstract quality. I made this piece both to recreate something of the sense of the dispersal of a person's spirit in death. I also wanted to express both beauty and coldness in relation to death (of a young child in particular) and to address the conflicts that come up accepting youthful death.

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Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Everyone Must Tighten Their Belts (1997) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Economics, Political / Social Activism

A whimsical video in which a late-night television interviewer attempts to get an unusually wordy guest (a labor relations expert of sorts) to explain the relationship between unemployment and inflation. The language is repetitive to the point of becoming almost abstract in its rhythms -- setting up an interplay between the ideas and the aural pleasures of the text.

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Jennifer MacMillan

Garden Dissolves Into Air, The (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 6.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature

Super 8 to 16mm to mini-DV. A cinematic exploration through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, using a super-8 camera and the simple power of observation; a document of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and goldfish has been captured and analyzed through the optical printer and FinalCut Pro. A true film/video hybrid of science and imagination, this digitally manipulated 16mm film in some small way approaches the marsh flowers of Odilon Redon, where the marvels of nature become part of the dream world! - JM

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Jennifer MacMillan

KITTYPIE (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed

A super 8 film to video, including footage that has been painted, bleached, and then composited in Final Cut Pro, this is a cinema-poem of and for my cat, Camille. Is this the animal merging with the divine? Sound by Alex Zhort... turn up the volume!

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Seth Mitter

Beard St (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape

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Ryan Marino

All That Remains (2008) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

A study in the light, textures and ghosts that make up the abandoned.

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Jonas Mekas

Birth of a Nation (1997) DVD NTSC, Color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Personal , Diary, Journal

Music by Wagner and Hermann Nitsch. Voice by Jean Houston. One hundred and sixty portraits or rather appearances, sketches and glimpses of avant-garde, independent filmmakers and film activists between 1955 and 1996. Why BIRTH OF A NATION? Because the film independents IS a nation in itself. We are surrounded by commercial cinema Nation same way as the indigenous people of the United States or of any other country are surrounded by Ruling Powers. We are the invisible, but essential nation of cinema. We are the cinema. List of filmmakers and related friends and film activists who appear in the film in order of appearance: P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, Ken Kelman, Hollis Melton, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Florence Jacobs, Harry Smith, Henri Langlois, Annette Michelson, Gerald O' Grady, Hollis Frampton, Sidney Peterson, James Broughton, Joel Singer, Stephen Dwoskin, Dore O., Wener Nekes, Kenneth Anger, Andrew Noren, Jacques Ledoux, Ed Emshwiller, Saul Levine, Larry Gottheim, Pascale Dauman, Ray Wisniewski, Taykir Mead, Michael Snow, Ricky Leacock, Stan Brakhage, Jane Brakhage, Barry Gerson, Willard Van Dyke, John Whitney, Pola Chapelle, Morris Engel, Stan Vanderbeek, Amy Greenfield, Bruce Baillie, Chantal Akerman, Sally Dixon, Will Hindle, Michael Studart, Robert Creeley, Friede Bartlett, Scott Bartlett, Jud Yalkut, Adolfas Mekas, Callie Angell, Charles Levine, Bhob Stewart, Nelly Kaplan, Claudia Weil, Annabel Nicholson, Birgit Hein, Piero Heliczer, Peter Gidal, Kurt Kren, Wilhelm Hein, Malcolm Le Grice, Carmen Vigil, Bill Brand, Regina Cornwell, Akiko Iimura, Taka Iimura, David Crosswaite, Gill Eatherley, Amy Taubin, Tom Chomont, Peter Weibel, Carla Liss, Robert Huot, Guy Fihman, Claudine Eizykman, David Curtis, Barbara Rubin, Kenji Kanesaka, Anna Karina, Leo Dratfield, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers, Robert Kramer, Pamela Badyk, Cecille Starr, Jerome Hill, Ernie Gehr, Richard Foreman, Robert Polidori, Leni Riefenstahl, Amalie Rothschild, Lillian Kiesler, Shigeko Kubota, Jerry Tartaglia, Dan Talkbot, Louis Marcorelles, Michel Auder, Dwight MacDonald, Viva, Leslie Trumbull, Kit Carson, Paul Shrader, Shirley Clarke, Bosley Crowther, Dimitri Devyatkin, Ulrich Gregor, Sheldon Rochlin, La Monte Young, Robert Gardner, Vlada Petric, John du Cane, William Raban, Tony Conrad, George Macinunas, Alberto Cavalcanti, Jim McBride, Peter Bogdanovich, Gideon Bachmann, Christiane Rochefort, Jerry Jofen, Rosa von Praunheim, Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Lionel Rogosin, Robert Haller, Storm De Hirsch, Marcel Hanoun, Jerry Hiler, Bruce Conner, Myrel Glick, Paul Sharits, Barbara Schwartz, Lewis Jacobs, Ian Barna, Carolee Schneemann, Anthony McCall, Diego Cortez, Leslie Trumbell, Adolfo Arieta, Louis Brigante, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Stewart Sherman, Charles Chaplin, Len Lye, Tati, Allen Ginsberg, Valie Export, Hermann Nitsch, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Analena Wibon, Robert Breer and Raimund Abraham.

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Jonas Mekas

Diary Entry: Father and Daughter (2001) DVD NTSC, Color, 3:33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal , Diary, Journal

Diary Entry: Father and Daughter (Shiva and Rumple) March 7, 2001.

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Jonas Mekas

Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 hours 46 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Personal & Diary & Journal, Political Social Activism

This video is made up of footage that I took with my Sony from the television newscasts during the collapse of the USSR, with the home noises in the background. It's a capsule record of what happened and how it happened during that crucial period as recorded by the television newscasters. It can be also viewed as a classic Greek drama in which the destinies of nations are changed drastically by the unbending, boarding on irrational. Will of one single man, one small nation determined to regain it freedom, backed by Olympus in its fight against the Might & Power, against the impossible.

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Jonas Mekas

A Letter to Penny Arcade (2001) DVD NTSC, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

I made this video June 23, 2001, as a letter for my good friend Penny Arcade who some days earlier had asked me why I love New York. I truly love New York! This letter to Penny Ar44cade is my love letter to New York.

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Jonas Mekas

Mob of Angels: Baptism (1990) DVD NTSC, Color, 61 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal Diary & Journal

One hour with a women's drumming group led by Layne Redmond, who has devoted her life to reviving the ancient Mediterranean tradition of women's ceremonial drumming and ritual celebrations. Using one of the world's oldest known instruments, the small hand held frame drum, the Mob of Angels create a contemporary music that pulses with the rhythms of an archaic language.

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Jonas Mekas

Notes on the Factory (1999) DVD NTSC, Color, 63 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Made for Guggenheim Museum's travelling exhibition on Andy Warhol's Factory Years. The video traces the history of the Factory, describes the activities that took place in it, and the historical context. Actual locations are shown and described

Rental: $150.00
DVD PAL Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Notes on Utopia (2004) DVD PAL, Color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Four part video made in 2003,2004. Pts. 1 & 2 were presented at the 2003 Venice Biennale as part of the Utopia Station project. An open-ended video --- more parts may be added in the future -- my thoughts on the idea of Utopia. My thoughts on it change as time goes on, as I am trying to figure it out myself, the meaning of it, the prectice of it, the possibility of it, in the past, today and in the future.

Rental: $100.00
DVD PAL Rental: $100.00

Oona Mekas

MEMORIES OF SOHO: PART ONE (1996) DVD_NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: envirornment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, personal diary / journal

Short documentary. In 1976, the filmmaker's father, Jonas Mekas, made a film called Paradise Not Yet Lost. Many scenes in the film were street scenes of Soho, New York City from 1967-75. Twenty years later, the filmmaker creates a record of Soho from the 60s, 70s & 90s, revisiting the neighborhood with her video camera and juxtaposing images from Mr. Mekas' 1976 film.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Oona Mekas

The JFK Assassination: Three Decades Later (1990) DVD_NTSC, color, 24 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, political / social activism

Short Documentary. Conducting street interviews with a cross-section of New Yorkers, a young filmmaker explores the theories of who really killed JFK almost thirty years after his assassination.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Patrick McElnea

Please Tell Me Why / Seersucker (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music

Two pieces from 2007, inspired by early soul television performances by Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson, demonstrate my conflicted desires as an artist. Please Tell Me Why's character is at once crucified to his context and camouflaged inside of it. Immobile, digitized, and pre-recorded a singer is sheathed in an increasingly static abstraction. He is eventually lost by the camera scaling outward, but still heard. He asks why we have left him there. Seersucker moves from back-lit to front-lit, and in clashing clean verticality with messy horizontality, a hero entertainer is defeated painter. A racially ambiguous character is caught between two versions of the same song. In an attempt to stand erect, the performer achieves un-making a mark in rewind.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, landscape / architecture

Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York's Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. BREATHING TWICE is a portrait of a specific place, and also a study of line - line as drawing, painting and writing, and line in relation to language. BREATHING TWICE also looks at less visible lines, especially the elusive, disappearing line that may, or may not, divide one from of reference from another. This piece unfolds in two languages, so that the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

Rental: $20.00 sale: $80.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art/artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projections of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

Rental: $20 sale: $80
DVD NTSC Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Mollie McKinley

Lovefish (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 7:30 min

Genre: Experimental

This strange and haunting film is inspired by dreams and their Jungian symbols, as well as by Diana, the virgin huntress of Greco-Roman mythology. McKinley deftly tugs at our ancestral strings with a set of surreal imagery that hovers somewhere between art performance and ancient ritual. By showing us an interpretation of who we were, McKinley offers us an insight into what we've become. -- Philip F. Clark, "The Artpoint"

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Bill Morrison

Release (2009) DVD NTSC, b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Sleepless Nights Stories (2011) DVD_NTSC, DVD_PAL, digiBeta PAL, color, 114 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, diary_journal

"For two hours we stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, bars and clubs. We meet old acquaintances like Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, friends, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and also many new acquaintances. The father of the diary film begins with the words 'I can't sleep.' Who hasn't been in that situation. Sleepy and yet wide awake, you find yourself in the world of those exhausted from the day's exertions. In Sleepless Nights Stories we witness (approximately) 25 tales from a thousand and one nights - remnants of films by one of the greatest avant-garde filmmakers whose life rewrote film history"--Berlinale 2011. "SLEEPLESS NIGHTS STORIES originated from my readings of the One Thousand and One Nights. But unlike the Arabian tales, my stories are all from real life, though at times they too wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality. There are some twenty-five different stories in my movie. Their protagonists are all my good friends and I myself am an inseparable part of the stories. The storyteller of the Arabian Nights was also part of his or her tales. Some of the people in the movie you'll recognize, some not. The fact that some of them you'll recognize has no bearing on the stories: after all, we all recognize John Wayne or Annette Benning, but in their stories they are no longer the people we know. The subjects of the stories cover a wide range of emotions, geographies, personal anxieties, anecdotes. These are not very big stories, not for the Big Screen: these are all personal big stories . . . And yes, you'll also find some provocations . . . But that's me, one "me" of many. The very question "What is a story?" is a provocative question. LOCATIONS AND CAST -- [INTRO] Staff of . . . Masters [STORY 1 -- THE STORY OF MARINA] Marina Abramovic, Chrissie Iles [STORY 2 -- THE STORY OF CAROLEE] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Carolee Schneemann [STORY 3 -- THE STORY OF GREENPOINT] Ken Jacobs, Florence Jacobs [STORY 4 -- THE STORY OF THE LIZARD OF LUCCA] Sebastian Mekas [STORY 5] Louise Bourgeois [STORY 6] Yoko Ono [STORY 7 -- THE STORY OF DOUBT] Phong Bui, Raimond Abraham, Nathalie Provosty [STORY 8 -- THE STORY OF LEFTY] Harmony Korine, Rachel Korine (Simon), Lefty Korine [STORY 9 -- JEAN-JACQUES GIVES GOOD ADVICE TO HIS FRIENDS] Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hans Ulrich Obrist [STORY 10 -- THE STORY OF LOUIS] Louis Garrel, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover [STORY 11] Sebastian Mekas, Luxemburg Guy, Pip Chodorov, Benn Northover [STORY 12] Raimond Abraham, Dodo, Violinist [STORY 13 -- THE STORY OF THE TREE] Benn Northover, Sebastian Mekas, Hopi Lebel, Kristijonas Kucinskas, Tomas [STORY 14] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Pip Chodorov [STORY 15 -- THE STORY OF PEEKSKILL] Dalius Naujokaitis, Audrius Naujokaitis, Jonas Lozoraitis [STORY 16 -- THE STORY OF AMY, OR WHY NORMAL PEOPLE SING IN MIDDLE CLASS VOICES] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 17 -- THE STORY OF LEE] Lee Stringer [STORY 18 -- THE STORY OF ARTAUD] Jean-Jacques Label, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Hopi Lebel, Pip Chodorov [STORY 19] Patti Smith, Benn Northover [STORY 20 -- THE STORY OF DIANE AND PIRANESI] Raimond Abraham, Phong Bui, Diane Lewis, Nathalie Provotsy, Pip Chodorov, Sebastian Mekas [STORY 21] Sebastian Mekas, Kristijonas Kucinskas [STORY 22] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 23 -- FLUXUS VIOLIN] [STORY 24 -- THE STORY OF THE WOODS OF MY CHILDHOOD] French Children [STORY 25] Adolfas Mekas, Oona Mekas [STORY 26] Bjork Gudmundsdottir

Rental: $300.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $300.00
DigiBeta PAL Rental: $300.00

Babette Mangolte

Visible Cities (1991) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Two women are in search of a home in the Southern California landscape. From the outside looking in, they see the single-family home as the locus of the exclusion of the other. It is also unaffordable. They both feel as if they are invisible citizens. They witness how the architectural landscape imposed on the California desert appears as a reversal of nature, where exclusive living, gated communities and segregation go hand in hand. They dream of escape. The film is giving a voice to the landscape as well as exploring off-screen presence and subjectivity. -- Babette Mangolte

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Aline Mare

S'aline's Solution (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, political/social activism, science and medicine

I wanted to find a voice for the pain, an acknowledgement of the courage involved in choosing to have an abortion--a voice I felt had been silenced in our culture. "A haunting personal statement that continues to grow in the mind long after the viewing.' (SF Examiner). The saline procedure is induced at the end of the first trimester with a local anesthesia of 200 milligrams of hypertonic saline solution. It is a fairly traumatic birthing process, which includes dilation, contractions and a chemically induced early labor. The video was greeted with much controversy. many women felt I had played into the hands of the Right, appropriating "Back to Life" imagery and humanizing the embryo. I believe the piece stands up on its own as an emblematic statement about an issue that remains central and vital in these dangerous times: a woman's right to choose. I became pregnant with my son two years later.

Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $$65.00

Jonas Mekas

Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003) 16mm, color and b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

16mm Rental: $50.00

Christopher MacLaine

Beat Films (1952-1958) DVD PAL, Color BW, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, history

Includes THE END (1953) 16mm 35 min, THE MAN WHO INVENTED GOLD (1957) 16mm 14 min, BEAT (1958) 16mm 6 min, SCOTCH HOP (1958) 16mm 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Marie Menken

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Willard Maas

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Stephane Marti

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Stephane Marti

La Cite des neuf portes (1977) DVD PAL, Color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, music

The mastery of Marti explodes in LA CITE DES NEUF PORTES, where this young filmmaker constructs a rigorous work, coherent while variegated, rhythmical like a concerto, with piani and andante. In this case, a concerto for masculine bodies, often in makeup or travesty and Super-8 camera. Generally editing the film in the camera at the moment of filming, and playing on the lightness of his equipment with quasi-caresses or filmic coruscations, Marti thus reveals himself to be one of the masters of Super-8. -Dominique Noguez

DVD PAL Sale: $62.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Reminiszenzen aus Deutschland (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, personal diary journal

An attempt to provide an introduction to the Germany period of my life, from 1944 to October 1949. Using original photos from the period, taken by myself and my brother Adolfas, and film/video footage from 1971 and 1993, I revisit Elmshorm, Flensburg, Wiesbaden, Mainz and Kassel where I spent five years of my life -- first as a Forced Laborer in a war prisoners camp, and later as a Discplaced Person in displaced persons camps. The soundtrack consists of brief excerpts from my written diaries of that period, current reflections and passages from the writings of Wolfgang Borchert. - J.M.

Rental: $300.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

Jonas Mekas

Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 68 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, family, history, personal diary journal

A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It's a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man. - J.M.

DVD NTSC Rental: $300.00

Jonas Mekas

The Sixties Quartet (1990-1999) DVD PAL, Color, 129 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Four films by Jonas Mekas on DVD PAL INTERZONE. SCENES FROM THE LIFE Of ANDY WARHOL: FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERSECTIONS, 1990, 35 min Jonas Mekas is know for his rapid-fire diary films. His Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat. ZEFIRO TORNA OR SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGE MACIUNAs, 1992, 35 min Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.), George's wedding and footage I took of him in Boston hospital three days before he died. - J.M. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN, 1995, 24 min with JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John's birthday. - J.M. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1999, 35 min with JACKIE, CAROLINE AND JOHN KENNEDY JR I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. - J.M.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas Box Set (1964-2002) DVD PAL, color, b/w, 900 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Box Set - 6 DVD Jonas Mekas Subtitles: English, French and Lithuanian Potemkine, Agnes B DVD, Re:Voir Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania 1971-1972 / 16mm / color / 82 min. DVD Pal - Region 0 Lost Lost Lost 1949-1963, 1976 / 16mm, bw & color, 180 min. DVD-9 PAL, Region Free As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty 2000 / 16mm / color / 288 mins. 2 DVD-9 NTSC region free Short Film Works 16mm, 98 min. DVD PAL Region 0 Cassis (1966, 4 min), Notes on the Circus (1966, 12 min), Hare Krishna (1966, 4 min), Report from Millbrook (1965-66, 12 min), Vietnam Newsreel (1968, 4 min), Travel Songs (1967-1981, 25 min), Quartet #1 (1991, 8 min), Imperfect Three-Image Films (1995, 6 min), Song of Avignon (1998, 5 min), Mozart Wien & Elvis (2000, 3 min), Williamsburg (1949-2002, 15 min) Walden (Diaries, Notes and Sketches) 1964-1969 / 16mm / color / 180 min. DVD PAL Region 0 The Brig 1964 / 16mm / b&w / 68 min. DVD Pal - Region 0

DVD PAL Sale: $108 Home Use Only

Adolfas Mekas

Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An (1967) DVD_NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy, found footage

Adolfas starred in, directed, and edited this Vietnam comedy, produced by Pola Chapelle and shot by Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah the Villa (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

David Avallone interviews legendary reclusive film director Adolfas Mekas, at his villa in Tuscany. Wackiness ensues.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Oona Mekas

The Sleepy Man (2013) DVD NTSC, Color, 25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Literary

Judith (Oona Mekas) comes home to find a man (John Hawkes) sleeping on her porch-one of the sleepy people. She brings him inside. Over the next 5 days the mystery of the sleepy man grows as Judith becomes entangled with a gang of roving youth and the ragtag militia who are dedicated to eradicating them. Based on the short story Sleepy People, by Jonathan Lethem. A magical realist love story.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50 DVD NTSC

Jonas Mekas

This Side of Paradise (1999) 16mm, b&w and color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal diary/journal

"I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship." -Jonas Mekas

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Jonas Mekas

Happy Birthday to John (1995) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art and artists, personal diary/journal

"On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John's birthday." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $96
16mm Rental: $96

Richard Myers

Akran (1969) DVD_NTSC, BW, 118 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Robert Ohlrich, Pat Myers
Electronic music by Fred Coulter
"... a work of ambition and great technical virtuosity ... there is enough going on in AKRAN to command anyone's attention. And much of that is lovely and wonderfully difficult with regard for strange nuances that is one of the pleasures of the movies." -Roger Greenspun, New York Times

DVD PAL Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Three films by Richard Myers (1961, 1964 and 1965 ) DVD_NTSC, BW, 20, 24 and 23 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

The Path 1961
The Path "...light as the symbol of the ineffable. The 'plot' of this subjective recreation of a dream seems to concern a mysterious journey; the spectator. However, is visually directed towards forms and substances rather than to the protagonists by a filmmaker who is a master of visionary cinema." -Amos Vogel, Film as a subversive Art
First Time Here 1964
..."Major discovery of the Ann Arbor Film Festival" -Pauline Kael, Film critic and author
"First Time Here" is both fascinating and deeply disturbing. Perhaps it is a form of prophesy. I would gladly see it many times more." -Wm. S. Doan, Dir. The Film Center, Hull House, Chicago
Coronation 1965
Music:Fred Coulter /Costumes: James M. Someroski
"Richard Myers is one of the most talented and one of the most unknown filmmakers in the country. Personally and geographically isolated from the hysterical film propaganda machine. We seldom hear his name; aside from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, we never see his films...Myers's Coronation ranks with the two or three very best experimental films of 1965" -George Manupelli, dir. The Ann Arbor Film Festival.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35,00

Richard Myers

Deathstyles (1971) DVD_NTSC, BW , 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Robert Ohlrich, Jake Leed, Mary Leed, Pat Myers
Music by Fred Coulter
" An American Gothic Horror tale..." -David Bienstock, Whitney Museum
"I do not hesitate to state that I consider it one of the really great "Personal" films and certainly the most important film to come from the experimental cinema in the last few years...and it contains the universal mythic sense that both Emshwiller's RELATIVITY and Markopoulos' TWICE A MAN evoke. Films that involve you, each in their own way, in a living experience." -Bob Cowan, Take One Magazine

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Jungle Girl (1984) DVD_NTSC, BW , 100 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Mary Leed, Jake Leed, Marjory Myers
"Jungle Girl is experimental film master Richard Myers' intensely personal tribute to Frances Gifford, star of the Republic Pictures serial of the 1940's. A gentle dream/memory work of haunting visual beauty, and as original as Cocteau, it helps to know Myers' stock company, mostly family members, but even if you don't, this homage to the brave Frances Gifford is absorbing as much for its backstage look at Hollywood as for it's brilliant dream sequences." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

37-73 (1974) DVD_NTSC, BW , 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Jake Leed, Kelly Myers, Mary Leed, Marjory Myers, 'Da' Croft
"I think 37-73 is an extraordinary work, and the best of Myers' longer films. I am astonished by his skill in image making, and his power to evoke the crazy pain of being an artist. It is a haunting work, with unforgettable scenes." -James Broughton, Poet and Filmmaker

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Floorshow (1978) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Jake Leed, Mary Leed, Pat Myers, Dick Myers, Kelly Myers, and Da Croft
"Myers makes highly surreal works of art that invite participation. "Floorshow" reveals a filmmaker who seemingly can express any state of mind with impact and eloquence." - Kevin Thomas, Los Angles Times Jan 12, 1980

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Moving Pictures (1989) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Nancy Scott, Robert Mayer, Louisa Takahashi
"This is a fun movie, with a wealth of amusing juxtapositions of objects, backgrounds, actors, dialogue, sounds, and narration. Although divided into sections, Moving Pictures is unified by the orchestrations of repetitions and variations. Landscapes and objects reappear in new configurations; characters invade unlikely scenes. THings seem familiar and yet make no sense. That is, after all, how dreams work." - Frank Green, writer and artist, Cleveland, Ohio

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Monstershow (1996) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Alan Benson, Paul Schuster, Marjory Myers
"We see a small traveling show performing in various outdoor Ohio locals; actors do scenes from frankenstein, Dracula, and Jekyll and Hyde. Myers intercuts clips from old movies, including versions of the same three stories; as well as footage from his own effort -a "Frankenstein" begun when he was 12. All of these elements are deftly combined to interpenetrate rather than collide; the banker's voice often continues when the old movies begin so that he seems to be narrating them as well. The result is that present and past, the personal and the public, Hollywood and amateur theater all seem to meld. Myer's sensuous, grainy black and white cinematography- is the key to the film's tone and meaning." -Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Richard Myers

Marjory's diary (2003 ) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Edited by Kirk Yunke
Narrated by Pat Myers
Photo s enhanced by Henry Halem, editing assistance on the diaries by Sandy Perlman
A portrait of the filmmaker's 94 year old Mother based on the diaries she kept from 1924 - 1948. Marjory was an avid movie goer and the video includes stills from more than 150 movies she saw between 1924 and 1948. These movies related to the tenor of the times, and in many cases, to the tenor of her personal life. Early photos of Marjory are inter-cut with images of her from Myer's artier films.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Jake Morton

'passersby' : Mart & Andy: Part 3 ((1962) 2010-2014) DVD, color, min

Keywords: cameraless, children & youth, comedy, dance, economics , environment & nature, erotic, family, found footage , hand-processed, history, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, psychology & mental health, queer / bi / trans , science & medicine , spiritual/mystical, technology

A commemoration of Mart Northover, lost friend/collaborator whose 1962 concept - a perpetuating album of stills of headshots of everyone - it follows, and Andy, whose 1962 cinema - fixed camera - it recalls.

Harriet McKern

Dear Harriet (2014) DVD_NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children/youth, family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

Against the backdrop of the harbor an unidentified adoptee reads below the surface of a letter from her birth mother.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Cynthia Madansky

PAST PERFECT (2002) 16mm, DVD, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

"PAST PERFECT is a meditation on Jewish history, notably the Shoah-spirited and darkly amusing... In PAST PERFECT Madansky manages - frequently, brilliantly - to evoke a similar pang as greets the historian, documentarian, genealogist, or traveler when confronting the catastrophic absence that is the Holocaust. When all is effaced, the only logical response is speculation." excerpt from text by David Rakoff

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

DEVOTION (2003) 16mm, DVD, color, 34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

A sparing and minimal travelogue of Istanbul. A foreigner meditates on the unraveling of a relationship while moving from hotel room to hotel room. In a city simultaneously devoted to Islam and secular nationalism, she finds refuge in the frailty and severity of the rituals of devotion.

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

STILL LIFE (2004) 35mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation. This portrait provides brutal witness to how government sanctioned destruction metes upon structures of home and State. Unlike the mediated images of current warfare, Still Life examines the effects of the destruction of Occupation through the details of cinematic landscapes and its inherent inhabitants. In its relentless questioning reaffirmed with a unique and unremitting soundtrack by composer Zeena Parkins, Still Life forces us to focus on details of devastation.

35mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

35mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

THE PSA PROJECT 1-15 (2004) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The PSA Project is a series of 15 videos that speak out against the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the act of war.

Rental: $250.0

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

WINTER (2007) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

A silent film portraying winter across three continents.

Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

ELLE (2007) 16mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Elle is an experimental dance film shot in a semi industrial landscape in Brooklyn reflecting on every day movements of falling and getting up.

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Cynthia Madansky

ALEX & JOSE (2007) 16mm, DVD, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Alex and Jose, is a 16mm single channel projection that explores gender, movement and form.

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Cynthia Madansky

MINOT NORTH DAKOTA (2008) DVD, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The town Minot is home to a U.S. Air Force base that guards 150 nuclear missiles buried in northern North Dakota. The weapons of mass destruction placed there 50 years ago are still targeted at Russia. Minot, North Dakota portrays an American landscape where people live with nuclear bombs in their backyard. Co- directed by Angelika Brudniak

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Cynthia Madansky

BUBBLE (2009) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, music

Bubble is a short film performed by Zeena Parkins and the Plastic Girls, Eleanor Hullihan and Erin Cornell in a public park in Brooklyn, NY.

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Cynthia Madansky

1+8 (2012) DVD, color, 121 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a film about Turkey's unique position between West and East and her relationship to her eight very distinct and diverse neighbors. 1+8 is filmed close up on border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria exploring what connects and separates the people on both sides. The film showcases through intimate portraits, personal accounts and cinematographic tropes, Turkey's eight borderlands revealing the political and cultural dynamics of life on those frontiers. The contemplation of all eight neighboring countries reveals the complexity and importance of Turkey's geo- political position between West and East, Europe and Asia, the European Union and the Middle East. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

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Cynthia Madansky

1+8 Installation (2013) DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Documentary, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a dynamic eight-screen video installation about Turkey and her eight neighbors based on the feature film of the same name directed by Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak. Each screen features life on both sides of the border, from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Nakchivan [Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan] to Syria. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

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Cynthia Madansky

WHITE SANDS (2014) 16mm, DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

White Sands is a 3 screen projection 16mm film installation which reflects on the visible and invisible manifestations of the nuclear fuel chain on the land, air, water and people of New Mexico.

Rental: $600.00

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Cynthia Madansky

Tarlabaşı (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Tarlabaşı integrates performances of everyday movements and gestures as a direct response to the devastation caused by the centralized state sponsored urban renewal project in downtown Istanbul.

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Cynthia Madansky

Dear (2014) DVD, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

Dear features the interior world of two teenage Chinese girls in New York City, whose diary entries reveal their concerns related to growing up as immigrants amidst the ever-gentrifying landscape of Chinatown.

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Cynthia Madansky

IF NOT, (2014) DVD, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

IF NOT, is a meditation on love, inspired by If Not, Winter by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.

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Cynthia Madansky

ANNA PINA TERESA (2015) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Anna, Pina, Teresa reinterprets the pivotal scene in Rossellini's "Roma Citta Aperta" where Anna Magnani, who plays the character Pina, (based on the story of Teresa Gullace,) is murdered on the streets of Rome by the Fascist police. This scene is characterized by three movements performed by Magnani - resistance, running and falling. Made in collaboration with the dancer Marta Ciappina, and filmed in the Sala Scherma at Foro Italico in Rome (Mussolini's fencing studio designed by Moretti) Anna, Pina, Teresa examines the contemporary and historical dynamics between an urban Fascist space and movements of resistance.

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Cynthia Madansky

E42 (2015) DVD, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

E42 is a cinematic exploration of the area in Rome knows as the EUR, a modernist landscape that was originally designated by Mussolini as the the site of the World Fair of 1942 and as a celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Fascism. Originally designed as a monumental space for public performance and collective acts of solidarity to the Fascist regime, this landscape was in fact never inaugurated. After the war, the 420 acre area was recuperated and today projects a timeless aura of an unfinished and temporary, empty and silent, monumental and imposing as well as an ephemeral landscape.

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Cynthia Madansky

VIVA ÁGUA (2015) DVD, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed , literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

VIVA ÁGUA is a meditation on the philosophical work entitled ÁGUA VIVA written by Clarice Lispector in 1973. The film reflects on Lispector's interior experimental monologue on the "instant- now" of time, the discomforts of language which are "beyond thought" and the harmonious dissonant reminders and remainders of that "sometime what is seen is ineffable."

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Cynthia Madansky

HARAM (2016) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Haram is a film about the growing Third Temple Movement who would like to build the Third Temple on the site of the Haram Al Sharif.

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Grete Miller

Uncovered (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, music

An experimental documentary about a professional, multi-instrumentalist, musician, Stacy Bechtel. This film presents a poetic portrait of a artist's craft and passion. Stacy delivers a powerful message in our celebrity-driven times and age of commoditized authenticity. Being secure in one's work and life, not for fashion, but for one's self. Stacy's story reminds us to look outside the clout of major cities, and 'take time to notice the local musician'.

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Grete Miller

DIEM (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, economics, environment & nature , erotic, landscape & architecture, political & social activism, psychology & mental health , queer/bi/trans

An experimental appropriation of three films shot by Miller in 2010. DIEM is comprised of an experimental horror film, and two experimental short documentaries. The footage was cut together and tells the story of invasion, design, gentrification, and the loss of one's self. The identity and reality of the main character slowly erodes, as the landscape and life she knows begins to erode and die. Featuring actress Virginia Bartholomew.

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Grete Miller

Tribute (2011) 16mm, color / b&w, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, science & medicine

An experimental collage of found footage appropriated to tell the story of Miller's relationship with her acting professor, and Broadway actress, Andrea Masters. A talented force in the New York City theater world, Masters bestowed powerful lessons and played an important role in developing Miller's education and coming to terms with her sexual orientation. Tribute is a memoir that captures the beginning, middle and end of their relationship. A mentor and maternal figure who vanished from Miller's life after suffering a stroke, would be found 5 years later after Miller discovered her living in a rundown Bronx nursing home.

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Luján Montes

Mareas. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Tides. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Tides is the second part of the trilogy. Water never dies, always transforms itself, rebirths in rivers, bodies, oceans. Huge, kneads its potential energy in the permanence of movement. River Bank and Post war man are the other two works that complete the Trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Litoral. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / River Bank. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 8-9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation. I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. River bank was the first work of the series. In this work I counterpoised the movement, light and color of two different spaces that are being seen by the same observer. A trip to Delta del Tigre, Buenos Aires and a highway trip. Both melt under an extreme slow motion of the images. Post War man and Tides are the following works of the trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Intemperie / Out in the open (2014) digital file, super 8, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

"A walker understands gradually that he does not know much about the turbulent and airy flow of the spirit. Or he is incapable of defining it. Nevertheless, he connects with it every time he discovers that his own person constitutes a fragile material structure in the hands of nature’s fluctuations, far from social intermediaries. However, he adapts his definition of “natural” to the changes of his own mind: today is freezing because I freeze, tomorrow the sun burns because I dry out". Fragment of "The book of Haiku" by Alberto Silva.

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Luján Montes

Historia clínica / Medical history (2013) digital file, super 8, color / b&w, 13-14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Medical History is an audiovisual essay inspired by the poem "H.C 13.176" by Marisa Wagner, former patient at several mental institutions. Images of a physical and mental wandering around streets, journeys, nightmares, asylums, burials, tree fellings, and the ocean: all pieces of a life that trascends any medical record.

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Luján Montes

Teoría de cuerdas / String theory (2011) digital file, color / b&w, 70 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Eleven filmmakers and a sound artist construct "String Theory", a film far from conventional narration. This film has been done under two single premises: Using the images with total aesthetic and narrative freedom and having the pre-existing and unchangeable soundtrack as a trigger. The result of this experiment is a film in episodes, and heterogeneous web of new and appropriated images that form unity in multiplicity. Images of Human affected by time passing, it's relationship with nature, Science and Cosmos.
The Physics theory which the film is named after brings a different perspective to the comprehension and perception of our environment. Therefore, the film attempts to find multiple ways for film narrative, production and watching. "String Theory" does not aim at finding a single meaning, but on the contrary, establishes a web of associations that goes far beyond a rational or causal interpretation. Here is where the perception of each viewer finds signals from which it can construct its own vision.

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Luján Montes

Movimiento enérgico de la voluntad hacia el conocimiento, posesión o disfrute de una persona o cosa: / Energetic movement of the will towards the recognition, possession or enjoyment of a person or thing: (2017) digital file, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

About the way in which the pleasures are made, from the social constraints to the domestication of body: she and he act obediently.

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Carolina Mandia

TWO (2017) 16mm, digital file, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, Cameraless, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

TWO is Carolina Mandia's second film. The filmmaker experiments with the expression and transfer of anxiety onto film.

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Carolina Mandia

ONE (2017) super 8mm and digital, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, cameraless, found footage, hand-processed, Landscape_Architecture, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

This is Carolina Mandia's first film. It's a city-scape documenting the commute from her home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to her job in Midtown Manhattan and back. Overwhelmed with anxiety from the fast paced environment she lives in, the filmmaker finds refuge in daydreaming.

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Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York′s Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. BREATHING TWICE is a portrait of a specific place, and also a study of line - line as drawing, painting and writing, and line in relation to language. BREATHING TWICE also looks at less visible lines, especially the elusive, disappearing lines that may, or may not, divide one cultural frame of reference from another. This piece unfolds in two languages, so the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

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Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD, , 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projection of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

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Katy Martin

Super 8 Silent, Films by Katy Martin 1976-79 (1976-1979) DVD, color / b&w, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, films about film, personal/diary/journal

AUTOGRAPH 1976, 2 minutes, silent A simple performance that prefigures the work I do now. DAFFODILS 1977, 3 minutes, silent A love poem to my husband in the early days of our romance DRAWING BREATH 1978, 3 minutes DOT SQUARED 1977, 3 minutes A camera roll of Bill Brand, animating his computer graphics, using the mainframe at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. TYRONE, PA 1977, 14 minutes A portrait of car culture and the town where I grew up. AT THE GRANDPARENTS 1978, 5 minutes BILL'S FILM SHOOT 1978, 7 minutes FLOWERS AND BIRDS 1979, 8 minutes On vacation with Bill's mother who loved watching birds. At the time, I was steeped in Japanese aesthetics and the pleasure of looking. APPLE BUTTER BOIL 1979, 8 minutes A two-day ritual that took place every fall at the Grange next door to my house.

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Katy Martin

Skinside Out / Swan's Island / Guilin Road (2002-2005) DVD, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, films about film, personal/diary/journal

SKINSIDE OUT by Katy Martin and Bill Brand 2002, 16mm film, 11 minutes. A private, interior world takes shape within the coded context of shared urban space, as images from the studio are juxtaposed with footage of a construction barge along the Hudson River. By examining both in relation to surface, the work paradoxically looks for what lies within. GUILIN ROAD by Katy Martin 2005, 16mm film SWAN'S ISLAND by Bill Brand and Katy Martin 2005, 16mm film, 5 minutes SWAN'S ISLAND focuses on gesture in painting, and how that relates to the hand-held camera. The emphasis is on the physicality of painting, and its visceral connection to memory and imagination. Here, the movement of the artist's hand is expanded to include the entire body. The film is about gesture as a kind of performance. Katy paints directly on her skin, and as she moves, leaves marks on the floor. Bill films the body and its trace, linking his own movement with cinematic space. SWAN'S ISLAND explores the act of seeing as inextricable with that of being seen.

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