Dore O

Blond Barbarism Blonde Barbarei (1972) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Dore O.'s latest film, BLONDE BARBAREI, was shot in black and white and later sepia-colored throughout. It uses much music reminiscent of a Gregorian choral, a figure (a woman) moves in front of windows, looking down on houses, on roofs, into a courtyard with trees. The atmosphere is that of rain, of sadness, a closed-in life which she does not leave, always the windows, the variation of moving back and forth before them ... halting, a strange rhythm which sometimes seems to accompany, sometimes seems to run against that of the music but which still leaves one with the impression that it had been specifically 'composed' for that particular sound track. "Yes, the windows are factory windows, each consisting of many various glass panes which accounts probably for an association of church windows. But as in a church, it is the closed-in atmosphere, the sadness, the tendency to move slowly, that counts. "So that the film is a metaphor, for the life certainly of a woman (but then of men too?), lives imprisoned in the worlds around them, bourgeois marriage, bourgeois professions, everything that looms above & around us, 'inescapably.'" -- Andreas Weiland

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Vaughn Obern

Aesthetic Quality, An () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political

"Obern's camera wanders around an apartment filled with an incredible amount of Nazi memorabilia while on the soundtrack a rather vacuous voice- perhaps the actual collectors?- tells us how beautiful this stuff really is. The effect is almost as sickening as a piece of authentic concentration camp footage." - Kevin Thomas Los Angelos Times

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Vaughn Obern

Friday () 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Social Activism _Political

"A lyrical film which studies the early mood of the June 23, 1967 peace march in Los Angelos. Dealing with the march before the police riot, it includes a view of the crowds, the marching, the waiting police, Dr, Spock, Rap Brown, and Cassius Clay," V.O.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Obremski

Untitled (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, cameraless

" The image is anything imaginable that could be done to film that wasn't photographed with a camera. It consists of abstract colors playing off each other to color lines statically fighting each other to a 'rain' of color. The changing sequences of color go well with the static changes of the sound." G.O.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Nobuhiko Ohbayashi

Complexe (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"If there is any such thing as a popular avant-garde film, this 1964 picture is it: audiences have found it one of the funniest of all surrealistic comedies. About man's place in the world, or lack of it, the pictures uses single-frame techniqes with actors skating on geta or sailing through the streets on tatami, or barely moving as the high-speed world rushes about them. An invited entry to the 1965 Tours Festival, this picture is the first 16mm by its young (born 1938) director." Donald Richie

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Kenji Onishi

Burning Star, A (1995) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family

"A Burning Star depicts the physicality of destruction and disappearance through images of the Japanese filmmaker's father who dies and is cremated. Maintaining a solid rhythm and perspective, this film highlights the meaning and importance of "viewing" and "filming" in documentary." (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Asian Currents Programme)

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Lisa Oppenheim

Dioptric (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Keywords: Philosophical

Original format: 16mm (transferred to DVD) Through images of the night sky and pictures and text from an imaginary scrapbook, the filmmaker explores the production and mediation of personal history.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lisa Oppenheim

Lili on Air (2000) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Lili On Air" engages with ideas of femininity and war, translation and myth as experienced through the cinema and radio during World War II. Media, like troops, can be mobilized and this video examines the way technologies are organized to particular ideological ends.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

Eric Oriot

Plus Tard (1999) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot on 16mm. In PLUS TARD (LATER) a woman is trapped in a circle of repetition and in a struggle to reach an unattainable goal. Images question and confront her and the hope of something new is slowly growing.

Vivian Ostrovsky

Movie (1982) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Gisele Meichler. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. From Paris to Berlin, from Amsterdam to Rio, from Jerusalem to New York. With a Super 8 camera shooting only at night. Hungarian crooners, Indian tribal chants, opera arias and an occasional samba make up the soundtrack of this "hand-held" diary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

Copacabana Beach (1983) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Ethnic / Multicultural

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm A humorous glimpse of what happens every morning on the wavy sidewalks of Copacabana Beach. Physical fitness Brazilian style, with a dash of soccer and hints of Carmen Miranda.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

Allers-Venues (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Gisele Meichler. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. A month in the country. In summer, a group of friends rent a house in southern France. People come and go, making their way through chickens, dogs and cats. Playful sounds and a wacky collage of music make up the soundtrack.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

*** (Three Stars) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Jean Pecheux. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. Sarah and Paul leave their native California once a year to eat their way through France. They test the Michelin guide's recommendations for three-star ratings (the top rating) and between meals still have time to do some wine-tasting at the best cellars. The filmmaker follows them around in a second car...

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

Eat (1988) 16mm, color & b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Mix by Patrick Genet. 16mm edit by Francois Sculier. An observation of humans' and animals' table manners as they gulp down breakfasts, lunches, cocktails and dinners in a variety of situations.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Philip Ostrow

I Am The Walrus () 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"This film entitled I AM THE WALRUS, was made on the idea of the Beatles' song of the same name. I have taken the song and have given to it a visual interpretation that I or anyone might get when he hears the song and thinks about the lyrics, I will not tell the impressions that I got from the film, I would rather that you view the film and try to figure it our for yourself. I will say however that you should try to see the images on the screen not as they are but rather as they might be when taken in relationship with the lyrics of the song. Remember the film is only a commentary on the theme of the song, not vice versa.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Edward Owens

Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A montage of still and moving images, mixing and alternating black people and white people, fantasy and reality, a presidential suite and a mother's kitchen: a sensitive, poetic evocation in the manner of the film-maker's "Remembrance". Brilliantly colored and nostalgic, it comprises a magical transformation of painterly collage and still photographic sensibility into filmic time and space." -- Charles Boultenhouse "(Edward Owens) may well be one of the few for whom 'amateur' and 'professional' need have no significance whatsoever: true to his own native talents, with grim determination uncanny, whether the mind in the arts is for or against beauty or its opposite twin, chaos. So that with each subsequent struggle to complete a film he will leave us breathless with anticipation for his next work." -- Gregory Markopoulos on Edward Owens' film AUTREFOIS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Edward Owens

Tomorrow's Promise (1967) 16mm, color, 45 minutes min

"Edward Owens shows in "Tomorrow's Promise" a style pictorially so exciting that the next he must do is listen to my advice." -- Parker Tyler

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Kyo Ozawa

Sutra (Tribute to J Coltrane) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"this film is made for the people who try to live and will try to live furthermore. And, again, the film is dedicated to the late great musician, John Coltrane, whose works showed us the true joie de vivre".

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ryan O'Toole

Keep the Home Fires Burning (2008) 16mm, color and black & white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This stunningly emotional film is about duty, heroism, pride and loss as seen in the home movies of a military family. The piece takes you on a journey inward, towards family and identity. Although it might seem preoccupied with loss, in its pensive music it is actually a song of hope - a wish for the future.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alice O'Malley

Last Call at the Chelsea (1998-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health, Queer / Bi / Trans

Dr. Julia world-renowned mathematician and legendary hermaphrodite, makes one final call to her friend before her appointment with Dr. Ovorkian, the famous suicide doctor. Filmed on location at the Chelsea Hotel.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Alice O'Malley

Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca 1982-2006 (2007) DVD NTSC, , 32 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Every Woman Here includes excerpts from nine oral herstories, samples of 15 songs from Peace Camp Sings (produced by Sorrel Hays and Marilyn Ries, 1986), three songs from the Average Dyke Band, 1985 and 305 images from dozens of photographers.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Edward Owens

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) 16mm, digital file, Color, 6 mins. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Remembrance: A Portrait Study 1967, 16mm, 6 mins The music is by Marilyn Monroe singing Running Wild from Some Like It Hot, because it is a film portrait of Nettie Thomas. She did floors in white womens homes, like black women did to support their families in the olden days. My mother is sitting in a wicker chair with an ostrich feather boa, a grey worsted wool skirt, a silk belt. For her portrait, I used All Cried Out by Dusty Springfield...I was advised by Gregory Markopoulos not to play the music. Because Gregory did not think it was proper. - Edward Owens

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $ 150.00 Digital file

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