Jenny Packard

Bergen Street (1999) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

An exploration into the dynamics of a love triangle.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

M.J. Paggie

Quietus (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"is a symbolic examination of the artist's role in society and the role of society (the audience) in art. Good camera work...." T.S. Tillotson

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Sheila Paige

Testing, Testing, How Do You Do? (1969) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Filmed the year after feminist protests erupted at the 1968 Miss America pageant, the movie includes a visit with Miss Virginia at the pageant rehearsal and coverage of the ongoing boardwalk protest by "Women's Liberation" demonstrators.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 HD Video Digital File

Sheila Paige

Women's Happy Time Commune (1972) 16mm, HD File 90.00, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Made with an all-women cast and crew, "Women's Happy Time Commune" is an improvised comedy/western -- a lively immersion into the feminist ferment of the early 1970's. From the 1972 distribution flyer: "An anarchic, unconventional movie in which the Old West is the stomping ground for a motley crew of young and middle-aged women who are considering banding together to form a commune. Having met by chance they merge (are dragged, cajoled), clash and ultimately separate in disarray of scenes that are alternately picturesque, infuriating, incomplete, yet always colorful." Ms. Magazine, August 1973: "...funny, ambling, offhandedly lyrical, this original film allows a group of wonderfully idiosyncratic women to improvise characters close to their real and fantasy lives. Above all excellent for sharing warm feelings in a group and for stimulating discussions of reform vs. radical feminism." Credits: Starring Roberts Hodes, Frances Cima, Judy March, Marylyn Landers Director: Sheila Paige Camera: Ariel Dougherty Sound: Dolores Bargowski

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $210 HD File

Sheila Paige

Film on Street Harassment, A (1977) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Time: the 1970's. A multi-phase investigation of how women feel about verbal harassment by men.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 HD Video Digital File

Sheila Paige

Motherly Memoirs of the Bandit Queen (1981) 16mm, color, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Not a shoot-'em up. A true story of Belle Starr, Arkansas outlaw of the 1880s and her daughter, Baby Pearl.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Frank Paine

Ask the Students () black and white, 3.25 min

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"A lighthearted look at the techniques of student film makers. Sequence show artful Arthur Detrich, the paint stripe king; double-bed Mags Harries; Little annie oakley baber; and her husband". F.R.P.

Rental: $20.00

Frank Paine

Guide for Secretaries, A () 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"sex in the office. A spoof on industrial "orientation" films, introduced by the asinine Director of Personnel of the Grimsby Grommet Company, Seymour Grimsby" F.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Frank Paine

Motion Picture () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"A lively way to go to New York. Visual fun- from the midwest to new york city in four minutes, with excellent original percussion sound track. Award winner in over 15 festivals."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

America's In Real Trouble (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Tom Palazzolo's rapid-fire, seemingly spontaneous documentary style captures Chicago with pizazz. For more than ten years, Palazzolo has been delivering to us his captured visions -- body builders, senior citizens, erotic parlours, weddings, deli owners, and the like -- as if he had harnessed them in a cinematic butterfly net. "The love of events that bring people together, revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy, plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo films." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times AMERICA'S IN REAL TROUBLE is a patriotic film with music and sound by some of the great unknowns of the past. Lots of overtones, undercurrents, innuendoes, visual similes, counterpoints, puns and contrapuntal movement. Filmed in Chicago, it covers several years of parades and civic events. If you're not moved by this film there's no hope for you. "A stirring slice of raw Americana. I haven't been so moved since Leni Riefenstahl retired from showbiz." -- John Heinz Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY Exhibition: Invited to Commie Film Festival, Leipzig, East Germany

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

O (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"Fears and thrills... Part structure (the centerpoint): part improvisation." T.P. " Makes surprising beauty out of motion." Ernest Callenbach

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

Love It/Leave It (1973) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"LOVE IT/LEAVE IT is a raucous treatment of patriotic color, football, nudity and parades set to a refrain of 'Love It' and coalescing into Tom Palazzolo's nightmare rendition of America the Awful. It sounds the theme song of this program [at the Whitney] and gives you a pretty good start on deciding to 'Leave It.'" -- Archer Winston, New York Post "[A]s filmmaking it's riveting." -- The New York Times "A part of it looks like the kind of out-of-control patriotism ... of Desert Storm." -- J. Hoberman

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

Caligari's Cure (1982) 16mm, color, 65.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

My work has always depended on outside sources, whether it's an artwork from another period or people, events, and places from my own past or present. I use this material as a springboard. Both as a student and a teacher I have spent most of my adult life in an art environment. This present work combines formative memories of Catholic school with the other half of my life -- the museum and school of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have always wanted to do a remake of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, both because the film is very interesting to me in a psychological sense and to reflect my interest in art and film history. "CALIGARI'S CURE is Tom Palazzolo's first fictional narrative film and also his first feature .... The film is a comic fantasy that presents the filmmaker's memories ... as reenacted by a cast of performance artists and friends in wildly colored, distorted sets and costumes. Palazzolo's style is playful and irreverent, incorporating and openly acknowledging a wide range of influences from cinema, art history, and contemporary American art. The subjectively distorted, expressionist sets of the original German film, for instance, have been transformed into a junky, cartoon-like, and distinctively American version that reflects Palazzolo's involvement with contemporary painting as well as with film history." -- Callie Angell, New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Euphrosyne Papageorgiou

Anatomy (2001) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

The pulsation and sensation of sound and color -- what more can one ask for? The anatomy of ANATOMY engages with those surfaces and textures embedded among us. Pointing towards that unconscious line that separates the erotic and the forgotten, this optically-printed infusion of perceptions leaves an emotive after-taste, one which is curiously ungraspable.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Euphrosyne Papageorgiou

Your Kiss (2002) black and white, 3 min

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Rental: $20.00

Bob Parent

Exsemabfii: Festa #1 () 16mm, black and white, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

"This film is essentially an audio-visual experience. The basic footage was shot on Mulberry Street in the heart of New York's "Little Italy" neighborhood during the annual street festival (festa in Italian) in honor of San Gennaro. Special camera and laboratory techniques are used to express a trip through the maze of people, food and gambling booths. Starting with a seeming reality, the pomp and flash of the street band modulates to the frenzy and artificiality of the so-called "charitable benefit" through the use of prisms, blurring with the camera and a recurring drift from the positive image through a solarized transition into a negative and back by experimetal processing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bob Parent

Transformation on a Soho Street () 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Transformations on a Soho Street is an attempt at extending the documentary film away from traditional institutional mentality and into a candid, intimate experience and commentary of the event. While one of the basic precepts of still photo-journalism is to let the subject dictate or inspire, the treatment and result, most documentary films still originate from a pre-determined structure and script which is occasionally re-adapted during the filming.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jihoon Park

More Than I Can Say (2002) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental work that deals with the notion of decoding others' gestures which express their emotions and the comprehension of their meanings. Be representing a persona's miming (the two characters in the video are actually the same person in different costumes) as a sign of sensuality, this video examines and investigates discontinuity between the signifier and the signification of human gesture. There is a question thrown out from this work: how are moving images perceived, digested and assimilated into existing schemata? Also on same tape: Dream Reading (2001), color, sound, 2-3/4 min. Over the Rainbow (2002), color, sound, 2-1/m min.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Laura Parnes

Lies Phil Spector Told Me (1992) , 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Lies Phil Spector Told Me combines actual entries from Parnes' mother's high school diary with that of her own. These entries meld into one horrific teenage melodrama, which could only be told through the music of the queens of white trash: The Shangri-Las.

Rental: $40.00

Laura Parnes

Blue Movie Visitor (1994) , 4 min

Keywords: Erotic

Images of male consumers entering and leaving pornography shops are combined with a female voice describing her fantasies of who these men are, and what their desires are. The video is distorted to create a security camera effect. This effect also causes the men to resemble each other; to hold many identities simultaneously.

Rental: $30.00

Laura Parnes

Real Life, Music, Television: A Trilogy (1996) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

Real Life Music Television is a trilogy of music videos which examine the hyper-self-consciousness of adolescents. The following is a description of the three distinct sections: The images from "Performance" are derived from found footage of an 8th grade talent show and are combined with a list of gender-specific transformative sexual memories from the age of 4-18. This awkward dance is that of adolescent girls whose sexual development is shaped by an awareness that they are the spectacle; a performer who exists as a reflection of the desire of others, while being consumed with desire themselves. "Ladies, There's a Space You Can't Go" is a deconstruction and a distortion of an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael titled "My Daughter Dresses Like A Hooker". Sampled audience statements and a driving dance beat merge with distorted talk show participants to form a self-mutilating music video. "Talent Show" is derived from the same found footage as "Performance". The young boys lip-synch to a bubble gum rock song as they attempt to publicly assert their new-found sexual power.

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Laura Parnes

No Is Yes (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

A combination of experimental and narrative approaches which explore the commodification of rebellion as it is marketed to youth culture, through the eyes of two drug dealing, teenage girls from Brooklyn who "accidentally" kill and mutilate their favorite alternative rock star. Their obsession with murders and makeovers and their confusion between fashion and transgression lead these girls into a world where nihilism is bought and sold, and rebellion is impossible.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Laura Parnes

Suburban Peace Coalition (1998) VHS NTSC, , 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Suburban Peace Coalition explores "end of the millennium hysteria" and the suburban desire to see the centers of sin, the metropolises of the United States, punished. Using distorted and repetitious mages of New York's destruction as it is portrayed in numerous action movies including "Independence Day" and "Armageddon" combined with the saccharin-soaked pop song from the film "Xanadu"; "You Have To Believe We Are Magic', the video is both hypnotic and menacing. The militia-like "Suburban Peace Coalition" logo hovers between spirituality and a perverse desire for the ultimate end.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Laura Parnes

Wrong Place, Wrong Time (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"Wrong Place, Wrong Time" uses appropriated images from the "reality television" genre to examine the seductiveness of the spectacle of tragedy. This video exists in an area where the division between reality and image are simultaneous. the images are of real explosions, disasters, deaths and assaults, from the nightly news, "Cops", "Real TV", tabloid television and talk shows. At times the subjects appear illuminated through an overlapping of imagery, the distortion through low resolution creates a pixilated, almost ecstatic quality. Point of view shots draw the viewer in further into the endorphen rush. These mesmerizing images slowly reveal their tragic consequences while reminding the viewer of their own mortality.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

B.K. Parthasarathy

Man, the Unknown () 35mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Live action and animation by a cameraman for the Films Division of the Goverment of India.

"A haiku-type film. A young woman daydreams of meeting a young man, marrying, having a child, at the same time she sees an atomic bomb exploding, indicating an ominous future." Jonas Mekas

Rental: $35
35mm Rental: $35

Mary Patierno

Rove (1990) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Rove is an experiment in light and shadow, the female form and an homage to my lover.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Patrick

Wednesday (1976) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A surreal and abstract work, WEDNESDAY is a haunting and lyrical portrait of one of the decaying cities in America's industrial heartland. As seen from an ancient and equally decaying rapid transit system as it lurches through the dark and looming masses abandoned steel mills and rusting factories, the film utilizes optical prinitng and other montage techniques to achieve a progressively more distanced abstraction from reality, untill the city's shapes and forms begin to resemble abandoned ruins of some long dead and ancient civilitaztion." T. P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Patrick

Apocalypse (1979) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"A clash of contrasting elements, APOCALYPSE is a surreal experimental work in which the logical civilized side of humanity is represented by sharp, angular images of victorian architecture... while the darker, dangerous side of human society is represented by dream-like video images of war and disease and death, Like opposing electrical poles brought forcefully together, these two forces create violent and often spectacular reactions." T.P.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Patrick

Northlight (1980) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A surreal composition of contrasting sounds, images and rhythms. NORTHLIGHT moves like a dream. Images and sounds appear from a velvety blackness, only to return once again to the depths from which they came. Concrete images are treated in an abstract, yet cinematic manner, creating a surreal world where concepts of sight and sound no longer have rigid definitions. A surreal world where every-day images such as a room... a city... a friend's face, all take on a dream-like significance that is often intriguing and always dymnamic." T.P.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Patrick

Phasing in Drive Time (1982) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A study in contrasts, rhythm and fragmentation. PHASING IN DRIVE TIME explores the obsessive/compulsive states of mind experienced by a young corporate executive each morning as he makes his daily drive into the city. The closer he gets to the city and his skyscraper/office/prison, the more fragmented and abstract his thoughts become-- untill he reaches a point where his thoughts begin to create their own inner rhythms. He loses control of them entirely as he slips slowly over the edge, it is into the liquid blackness where his thoughts begin to float gracefully in peaceful serenity." T.P.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Patton

Kleenex () 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film represents attention given to an aspect of the daily enviorment which is designed to be percieved in only a few seconds. The public mind has been calculated and averaged to respond positively after only a passing glance. Many perceptual qualities ahve been considered in teh formulation: color progressions,. rhythmic continuity, appealing shapes etc. An incredible amount of human energy and money has been devoted to these momentary perception-reaction products. One of the main reasons for this activity is that these techniques are effective (in this case profitable)" R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Patton

Time Portrait (1964) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"Originally conceived as a formal extension of a multiple-image still photoraphy study using as subject matter my close friends ... planned to involve single-layer superimpositions of nonhuman, textural objects as complimentary to human action images... apparent acting is totally undirected and faithfully recorded to avoid personal interpretation of a character (who had only) a terse list of physical place/movements when the camera was running. All persons in the film were those with whom I was personally involved during the making of the film... edited in a three-part structure, roughly coincident with the three sound unites each a different presentation of projected attitudes and defenses evolving through a general structure of an unsatisfying affair. A number of confusions between personalities and images are introduced to indicate the overall lack of confidence of the protagonist and the resultant association of fabric and fabrication intentions became subordianted to my personal involvement with documenting processes, which I am still exploring." T.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Gordon Payne

Tantra I (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Animated dots strobe around the alpha rhythm. This film has some hallucinatory and hypnotic effects, incliuding induced color in black and white sections. Its polyrhythmic structure makes it a good film for light-show situations- it "fits" with almost all kinds of sound. The audience effect is one of general euphoria although it could be unsafe for epileptics.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tony Pemberton

Paradise Is, (1991) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Tony Pemberton

Description of a Struggle (1993) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Severo Perez, Jr.

Mozo, an Introduction Into the Quality of Orbital Indecision () 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hart Perry

Hartigan (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Hartigan, a short experimental film about the painter Grace Hartigan.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dan Perz

Permutation (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Pull Focus (1974) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Stalking (1974) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Treefall (1974) 16mm, black and white, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Zoom (1974) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Home (1975) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Watercourse (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Cue (1976) 16mm, black and white, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sidney Peterson

Cage, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

We were trying to say goodbye to an epoch, the one into which we had been driven in Apollinaire's "Petite Auto." The adventures of a detached eyeball. Resources limited, content almost unlimited. Most celebrated shot: artist with head in birdcage. "Marks the emergence of a naive-sophisticated style." -- S. P., The Dark of the Screen "[Peterson is] one of the originators of the American avant-garde cinema. The five films he made in San Francisco between 1947 and 1950 have become classics; they have influenced the cinematic education of many of the best filmmakers of subsequent generations." -- P. Adams Sitney "One of the greats, a pioneer of the American experimental film .... With his sharp, proto-Funk assemblages of wild sight-gags and free associations, he celebrated those aspects of the Rene Clair and Buñuel/Dali films that were indebted to the work of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy." -- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, program notes "Peterson's films affirm the emergence of this new artist, the American experimental filmmaker." -- Jon Gartenberg

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sidney Peterson

Clinic of Stumble (1947) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Dance

"A lovely, comically solemn dance film composed of superimposed images." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "It's an astonishing little dance film because the film and the ballet are indivisible -- neither could exist without the other. It's not just a photographed dance. It's an organic work of art." -- Joseph Gelmis, Newsday

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sidney Peterson

Potted Psalm, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Made with James Broughton. "That was the greatest film we've ever seen." -- a solitary couple at the premiere

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Sidney Peterson

Petrified Dog (1948) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Scrambled Alice in Wonderland with brutiste track. Pierre Schaeffer (musique concrete) threatened to sue. "Chases within chases. A mother runs after a child. A man ... seems to be pursuing himself. A woman who has been nibbling her lipstick through half of the film is pursued by a man. The pursuit of art is represented by a painter daubing at a landscape in an empty frame." -- TDOTS

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sidney Peterson

Lead Shoes, The (1949) 16mm, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"THE LEAD SHOES issued almost totally without flaw ...." -- Parker Tyler

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Sidney Peterson

Mr. Frenhofer And The Minotaur (1949) 16mm, black and white, 20.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu, Balzac's Abstract Expressionist parable. "... should be studied by experimental filmmakers in every detail." -- Parker Tyler "We are at the crux of Peterson's genius: his ability to formulate a new perspective and to test its implications." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sidney Peterson

Man In A Bubble (1981) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

There is a wild sound in the streets where once bells called men to prayer and choruses chanted in march time to the decibels of an infernal brimstone cacophony from which the damned in a Boschean hell sought refuge in the solitude of the philosopher's egg, the transparent bubble of the alchemical Hermetic vessel. MAN IN A BUBBLE is a short documentary about personal acoustical space in an age of intolerable noise. Some stuff their ears against the electronic smog. Others wear headphones. A few scream and very few begin to discern in the deafening uproar the emergence of a Tondichtung worthy of the urban primitivism which gives birth to it. The film was shot in Chicago and New York. "Peterson has always been good on street photography, and the fragmented views of New York and Chicago have a jangling abrasive kick." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "I think you've managed one of the happiest most hopeful visions of yr life withOUT one jot of sentimentality to spoil it. The 'dancers'/skaters, each wrapped in his or her own 'bub' is a tough weave of HARD joy ... Bravo!" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Janet Pfunder

Billikins, The () 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Before working in the medium of film, I was painting surrealistic archetypal images contacted in the dream statte. Film has given me a way of caressing the world, of penetrating th eimagery of everyday planetside life, of flying iwthin the familiar. The film is an ecstatic vision of a friend on the streets of New York. The essence of the vision is joy". J P

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Suzan Pitt

Crocus (1971) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Her film CROCUS is about the artist's family life - giving the baby a glass of water, going to bed and making love. The CROCUS drawings poetically interpret an act of love during which a wild assortment of moths, birds, flowers, and vegetables - including a huge cabbage - float through the room and out the window." - Philip Larson, curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis "CROCUS is a sophisticated fantasy, which provides a parade of images as a man and woman make love - her style is amusing and very much her own, with many surprising and delicious touches." - P.K., San Francisco Chronicle

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Suzan Pitt

Jefferson Circus Songs (1973) 16mm, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS alternates and sometimes combines life-size cardboard animations with live performances by children and the effect is entirely unified and delightful." - Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers Newsletter "Suzan Pitt [Kraning]'s films possess an absolutely cosmic sense of patience, of things happening at their own speed and with their own logic. Made with children, JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS is a string of puzzling little episodes, some using cut-out animation, some featuring a pixilated cast clad in moppet wigs with stockings stretched over their faces. After its screening at the 1973 New York Filmmaker's Expo, critic Rex Reed noted that 'most of it is quite sophisticated and brilliant. It's likeable because it's perfect for what it is - a fantasy - and such things, if done well and with talent and vision, need no outside logic ... like looking into a Faberge egg.' " - Ron Epple, Media and Methods

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dana Plays

Across the Border (1982) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

In Across the Border, filmmaker Dana Plays expresses her lifelong commitment to the culture of Latin America. More specifically, her film offers the viewer an unusual insight into the complex relationship between the people of El Salvador and the United States government. Completed in 1982, during a period in which many American artists were trying to convey their anger with their own country's politics. Across the Border transcends the conventions of social documentary as we have come to know it through public television. Instead, Plays manipulates visual elements that compose the image through coloring and fragmentation. She uses this process of deconstruction to lead to a greater understanding of those "man-made" constructs that are responsible for the oppression she has witnessed. But Plays' message is hardly dogmatic. The subtlety of her collage-like style suggests a very open message, giving the viewer the opportunity to enter the work as a thinking human being rather than a receptacle of one person's point of view. Dana Plays' personal involvement with the people of El Salvador follows in the tradition of a cross cultural awareness expressed by other women filmmakers such as Maya Deren (Haiti), Margaret Meed (Bali, New Guinea) and Chick Strand (Mexico).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dana Plays

Zero Hour (1992) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

The transgression and confrontation is re-enacted in this brilliant fugue-like film by Dana Plays constructed of found footage, and concerning both American involvement in oversees conflict and the resultant unseen plight of the child refugee. Subverting state-sponsored informational films on such issues as war bonds and highway safety, Plays transforms these agit-prop rhetorics into a celluloid mirror of transgression as a larger cultural pathology. In Zero Hour, the results - the products of war return to the initial cite of production: an assumed audience of Americans, middle-class citizens of an ideal suburban dream who have somehow foregone the immediate experiences and repercussion of mass destruction and displacement. The gaze rests on us. We are the sugar-stated, hyper and unaware violator, an audience whose relationship to world events is nowhere more homogeneous than in or communal incubation and guilt.

Rental: $60.00
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Dana Plays

Love Stories my Grandmother Tells (1994) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of Dana Plays' 90 year old paternal grandmother, Peggy Regler, reminiscing about her love affairs and significant relationships. Regler tells about her failed first marriage, the agreement she had to stay until the children were grown (but to see other lovers) which resulted in the true love she found with her second husband and renowned writer Gustav Regler, who later died a tragic death in India. The love affairs are historically rooted in the political and technological developments 20th century, and are narratively based in a complex sound/image structure. Interludes (silent optically printed film passages narrated with inter-titles excerpted from her diaries, and early childhood memories) formalistically refer to early cinema. The footage in these passages is re-contextualized and interwoven metaphorically throughout the text.

Rental: $60.00
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Dana Plays

Nuclear Family (2001) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Psychology & Mental Health

"A haunting, emotional exploration of human isolation drawn from observational films - scientific films, documentation of animal-behavior experiments, and early preschool footage." -- Kath Geritz, Pacific Film Achive.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Charles Plymell

Great Brain Robbery, The () 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ilppo Pohjola

Routemaster - Theater of the Motor (2000) 16mm, 35mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Available in 16mm and 35mm. ROUTEMASTER - THEATER OF THE MOTOR consists of strobe-like, fast-flickering shots, and grainy, monochrome images of speeding rally cars. While Phjola's ASPHALTO was still concerned with human interactions, here the absence of humanity is total (only cadavers at the end signify that there has been life, of some sort): what remains are the machines in movement that is an end in itself. The rhythmic structure is provided by slow-motion, close-up shots of checkered flags, repeated at regular, mathematical intervals, with passing shades of blue proving almost the only color in the film. Shaky, hand-held cameras and split screens are used, with occasionally mosaics and repetitions of the checkered flag theme. At times, the accelerating speed of the images makes it painful to watch the film, like a sort of visual Blitzkrieg waged on the human nervous system through the viewer's tortured retinas. The whole watching experience becomes increasingly fragmented.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
35mm Rental: $100.00

Jeff Poland

Send Me No Flowers () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Poli

Stumbling Into the Garden of Faith (2000) 16mm, color & b/w, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
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Barry Pollack

It's a Camp (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Queer / Bi / Trans

"A documentary short which presents the way and philosophy of life of a homosexual transvestite."

Rental: $20.00
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Billy Powers

Fight Game, The () 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Richard Preston

Conversations In Limbo () 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Social and political satire, using animation techniques." R.P.

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Richard Preston

Directions of Harry Hootan, The () 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Abstract, containing many types of animation and live photography of some 'light sculpture'. Julian Beck reads some of Harry Hooton's epigrams, called 'Directions' -- Hootan was an Australian poet and anarchist philosopher. With electronic music." R.P.

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Richard Preston

Ecstacy () 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Animation created from the advertising blocks on the Machaty flick starring Hedy Lamarr." R.P.

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Richard Preston

Manifesto () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

"A spirited declaration of a personal credo, painted on film." R.P.

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Richard Preston

Paperdolls () 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

"An experiment with the hand-held photograph and a little animation, using stills by Jack Smith and from girlie magazines. Based on the Thomas Dekker stanza: 'Beauty is but a flower/which wrinkles will devour/ death fall from the air/ dust hath closed Helen's eye/ I am sick, I must die/ Lord have mercy on us." R.P.

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Richard Preston

Son of Dada () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"An animated satire, utilizing fine art reproductions, and satirizing Art, Money, Sex, Politics, Advertising, H.U.A.C., the Spirit of Christmas and including a sequence of anumated Picasso paintings." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
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Richard Preston

Two by Louis Johnson () 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Dance

"Two treatments of the dancer-choreographer: one danced by a group on a rooftop; one using multiple exposures in an expressionist style." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
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Richard Preston

Word: an Uncommercial, The () 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

... for adult semanticists, only.

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16mm Rental: $20.00

Luther Price

Mr. Wonderful (1988) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Childhood programming is a recurring Price theme. His 10-minute Mr. Wonderful (1988) matches a single, scratched close-up of an LP portrait of goofy Fred Rogers to selections from the record. The effect is less ironic than defamiliarizing. At one point, Mr. Rogers sings a song suggesting that childish clowning is a way of warding off fear-an insight that provides the context for Clown (1992),

Rental: $25.00
Super8 Rental: $25.00

Luther Price

Sodom (1989) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, Literature & Theater, queer

SODOM is viscerally graphic and disturbing through its hypnotic mirage of human fragment absorbed in mutilation. Based on the biblical story, SODOM recreates this destruction through an editing style that lends itself to a kind of organic image breakdown, creating a collage of moving image.

Rental: $84.00
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Luther Price

Jellyfish Sandwich (1994) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Why are you so stupid ... and what are you trying to say I had a horrible dream that a big big elephant walked on a piece of cake and fell through it like quicksand and disappeared all that was left was a big floppy gray earlobe Someone with a small head and tiny body stuck a note in it then it sank into the cake too. I remember running upside down snagging my entire body against a screen of thread. I could hear silver songs of red white and blue and some guy walked by with a nice chunk of butt wearing flesh-colored bikini underwear I pulled them down and his ass was purple. Half the street I was standing on blew up. The birds in the sky made sounds like upset stomach and feathers fell hard on the top of my head. I squint my eyes for a second but nothing changed. Too many people had party on same day ...

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Luther Price

run (1994) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Woke up walking alone from a dream toward a translucent sky a run day ... The edge electric against infinity revealed everything it was the moment before I was born the moment before I died I was pressed between glass I could see myself walking past I could see my eye looking at my eye I was standing someplace far away looking at myself pressed between glass I looked like I was moving but it was more like the way a worm pushes into itself to get to wherever it goes I could slip through those spaces and rest for awhile then distribute everything I am and all that I was but I panicked I continued to push my body into itself I woke pressed between glass I thought I was walking I saw myself walking I could see my eye looking at my eye and the place where I died when I was born

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Sarah Pucill

Films 1990-2000 (2000) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

- You Be Mother (1990, 7 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '.. reveals a face projected onto a cup, saucer, and teapot on a table top. The revelation is oblique and at various levels of visual ambiguity, recalling both the images of Bosch and the procedural theory of paranoiac critical perception broadcast by Dali.' Malcolm Cook, Variant Magazine - Milk and Glass (1993, 10 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '... examining sexuality through the projection of a mouth onto a bowl of milk, the film shows a very lucid and painterly filmmaking approach.' Helen Sloan - Backcomb (1995, 6 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'The Surrealists were fascinated by the idea that beneath the surface of everyday life there exist disruptive and uncontrollable forces. In Backcomb, Pucill inflects these themes with a feminist sensibility. In her film, the feminine, is neither personified nor idealised but remains symbolic - we never see the face of the woman with the black hair, nor do we hear her speak, but we come to see her as an almost elemental force. She suggests there is no escaping restrictive social definitions without some kind of violence, symbolic or otherwise.' Chris Darke, London Production Fund - Mirrored Measure (1996, 10 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'A sense of balance and connectedness shifts between imbalance and failure to connect, from focus to blur, sound to silence. A mother/daughter relationship is suggested, the sucking of the early mother/child diad. Through structural manipulation, the film explores themes of introjection and projection of the fragile boundaries of selfhood.' Sarah Pucill - Cast (1997, 17 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'Moments of desire and suffocation, represented by a girl and her doll which then transforms into a live woman/mother are viscerally provoked. As with all of Pucill's work the timing and composition are flawless.' Cherry Smyth, Art Monthly - Swollen Stigma (1997, 20 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '... enacts a devouring female gaze. Finally, the phantom comes to life by eating. This reverses the lockjaw that has gagged the lesbian body of language. The phantom's voice is enfleshed.' Sandra Lahire, Coil Magazine

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

Sarah Pucill

Stages of Mourning (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

I ritualize a lament through a performance to camera, the coming to terms with the loss of my partner, Sandra Lahire. A journey of mourning incorporates a staging both for myself and for the camera. The hallucinatory power of the phantom of memory is set alongside the nature of lens based material to carry ghosts. Textures of the skin and voice of the deceased are infused with the pixellation and grain of photograph, film and video. --S. P. shot on 16mm

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Nina Puglia

Sex Torture Death Camp (1980) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Michael Putnam

Hard Swing, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Clayton Patterson

Tompkins Square Park Police Riot (1988) DVD NTSC, color, 213 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This tape provided the evidence that the police had in fact rioted. Clayton Patterson was arrested, was allowed back on the street after a 10 day hunger strike, and won the right in the trial, as an artist, to keep the original tape. Clayton has had more video tapes used in court against rogue police officers than anyone in American history. A basic document in the recent history of urban civil strife in the U.S. "This was a military action on the streets of NYC and you can see that" Sharon Broussard, NY Daily News.

Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Rosebud, Pettet

11 Films From KAMouflage (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

KAMouflage films are the work of Kirt Markle and Rosebud Pettet. Included are "World's Fair," "12 Flowers," "Lower East Side," "My World," "New York #1," "Girl U Want," "At Home," "Lucinda," "Three," "Tibetan Festival," and "Coney Island #1." Described as "reminiscent of the later work of Harry Smith. Rosebud, Smith's close companion for 27 years, says, "Harry would have loved these..."

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Sarah Pucill

Fall in Frame (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 18 mins min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Fall in Frame opens with the image of a young woman looking at herself and her camera in the mirror, each revealed as she unwraps a sheet to uncover the lens. She sets up the filming space by staging both set and camera and manipulates the light by handling the blind, each action weighted with its sound. Filming herself falling asleep and awakening, in and out of consciousness, the woman switches the camera on and off. Deliberation and indifference at once determine her actions as she sits at the table pouring tea, impassively combs strands of long hair or lounges on a bed. Meticulously constructing her own confinement, she repeatedly checks herself in mirror and camera, all the while moving in and out of frame. With an even paced performance the woman proceeds to stitch her apron to the tablecloth with her hair. As she stands, the crockery comes crashing down. Gathered together into her dress, the debris is then thrown out of the window. Outside, in the garden, objects and camera are piled onto the cloth that becomes a trail as it is attached to her dress. From suburban street to sea-shore, camera and trail follow her. In Fall in Frame the materiality of the filmmaking process is explored within a constrained performance that blurs the split between the physical and consciousness. The film ends where it starts with the sheet around the camera, shutting out the image.

Marguerite Paris

All Women Are Equal (1972) 16mm, Black and White, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

All Women Are Equal is a black and white 15- minute documentary filmed in Nottingham England in 1972, about Paula, a male to female transsexual made by veteran lesbian filmmaker Marguerite Paris (1934-2007). This very early and non-exploitative representation of an ordinary well- adjusted transgendered person is historically significant for its treatment of the subject. While other films may have depicted drag queens and other performers (such as Frank Simon's 1968 feature The Queen), they were not made by a women. Also unique is that Paris produced, directed, shot and edited this film, which, unlike there other representations, allows the individual to tell her own personal story, without resorting to spectacle or focusing on performativity. Through Paris's lens, see Paula fixing her make up and discussing the difficulty of living as a woman and meeting other trans people. The discussion is remarkably detailed and offers incredible insights into both the time and Paul's individual psyche. The film was shot on East German 16mm B&W reversal film stock, and edited with cement splices. The sound was recorded on 1/4" reel to reel tape, then transferred to mag stock, and finally united with the edited reversal original, which had been mag striped.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Sarah Pucill

Blind Light (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Blind Light is filmed in the artist's London loft. The presence of camera, studio and artist/ performer are registered through image and sound, the loss of the former filling out the presence of the latter. In this way the physicality of object, space and subject as well as their interiority is fleshed out, mapping out a space that is at once material and psychical. Controlling the light she allows into the frame, the artist lifts the blinds or pulls them shut, applies or removes lens filters, opens wide the aperture or closes it. Each performance or action threatens the image as it shifts in and out of "proper" exposure until it disappears completely. Focusing either on the window or the sky, the artist narrates her camera operation whilst also describing what she sees; intermixing receptive and projective vision. "I can't look", she says "the clouds are coming in", "there's been no rain for weeks", "the eye burns, swells, looses focus and disappears in a stream". Between aperture, eyeball, sun and moon, source and projection swap place. The film journeys from the grounded reality of the here and now - audibly represented through footsteps, birds and traffic, to a psychical space expressed through voice and abstraction. Blind Light explores the fold between the materiality of film, the psyche and the body.

Sarah Pucill

Phantom Rhapsody (2010) DVD PAL, b & w, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, films about film

Distinctive in its stark use of black and white and reminiscent of early silent cinema, this film is composed of a series of theatrical side-show 'magic' acts. Three women stage tricks of appearance and disappearance, punctuated by trumpet, cello and drums. Interchanging between the roles of magician, nude and filmmaker, they perform the preparation of an image and the prepared or completed image, drawing on iconic paintings. 16mm camera techniques as well as performance techniques with props- such as cloaks, drapery, curtains, wigs, mirrors, frames, wands and lighting - determine what is visible or absent in the film frame. With its surrealist sensibilities of artifice and reality and insistence on doubling and substitution, Phantom Rhapsody probes the notion of identity as surface that can be worn or shed and which can extend beyond the boundary of the skin, into the light in the room, the set and the props.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Sarah Pucill

Early Shorts (1990-1996) DVD PAL, color / b&w, 33 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body

YOU BE MOTHER (1990) 16mm col, sound, 7 min- You Be Mother uses stop-frame animation to disrupt the traditional orders of animate and inanimate, the fluid and the solid. An hallucinatory space is set up when a frozen image of the artist's face is projected onto weighty pieces of crockery atop a table. Ears, eyes, nose and mouth, all become spatially dislocated as a determined hand begins to reposition, decant and mix. Events unfold to the amplified sounds of grinding, pouring and stirring. MILK AND GLOSS (1993) 16mm col, sound, 10 min- An interior landscape is scrutinized, and an apparent rational calm is revealed as suffocating. Milk and Glass is an evocation journey from surface to interior- a black-coated mirror, the hollow of a bowl, a cavernous throat a brush demarcates a line of lip on a flat surface, a mouth doubles up with the bowl and is virtually spoon-fed till it chokes. BACKCOMB (1995) 16mm col, sound, 6 min- In Backcomb the demonic is unleashed on domestic space. It takes the form of two of femininity's mildest tokens, hair and embroidery, that serve here in the creation of sexualised surrealist experience. Within the claustrophobic space of a table-lay, a forceful and erectile mass of hair comes alive and slithers across its surface. The hair probes into vessels and punches through the cloth finally order overturns and all smashes to the ground. MIRRORED MEASURE (1996) 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 min- Mirrored Measure features two women separated by a generation. The older woman ceremoniously lays a table - she repeatedly spreads a cloth and smooths it out. The table is set and glasses and jug filled with water. A balanced and controlled ritual follows in which the jug is passed round and water is repeatedly sipped. Water becomes the lens through which we see and the medium through which the protagonists connect. The sense of connectivity is abruptly severed when the first glass tumbles.

Rental: $45.00
DVD PAL Rental: $45.00

Sarah Pucill

Swollen Stigma / Cast (1998- 2000) DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer / bi / trans

SWOLLEN STIGMA (1998) 16mm col, sound, 20 min- Swollen Stigma nourishes the fantasy of its protagonist's inner life and proposes a lesbian imaginary which takes leap into risk and displacement. The film opens with an entranced seated woman working her finger through a single strand of hair and proceeds to explore her lived imaginary in which desire and fear interlace. She re-visions different moments in time which are haunted by an absent lover. Like a playful fairy princess, this lover appears upside down in an armchair, hanging legs-down from the ceiling, playing dead on the floor, or eating roses; her body continuously permeates the woman's reality. The film's shifting points of view jump between the protagonist, fantasy spaces and her lover, making an internal world leak into what is external with the fluidity of blood into water. CAST (2000) 16mm b&w, sound, 17min- Cast creates a claustrophobic and haunting space where people and things invade worlds in which they do not normally belong. Lifeless dolls are heaped inside drawers, dolled-up life size figures lie motionless on a windy beach at the water's edge; a chair rocks in an empty room, a mirror reflects and observes, and a chest of drawers is caressed by the sea. The film has a dramatic sensibility that sets up a false promise of narrative. It's structure, instead is akin to that of dreams where different scenic spaces collapse and the inanimate and animate interchange. Wide-angled perspectives, shifting point of view and juxtapositions of sound and silence force inner and outer realities to collide, creating a unsettling psychic world.

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David Perlov

Diary (1973-1983) DVD PAL, color, 336 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

'May 1973, I buy a camera. I want to start filming, by myself and for myself. Professional cinema does no longer attract me. To look for something else. I want to approach the everyday. Above all in anonymity. It takes time to learn how to do it.' With these words, David Perlov starts his epic film Diary. Shot over a period of three decades, first on 16mm and later on video, it is considered today the most striking work in Israeli documentary filmmaking. - Ariel Schweitzer

DVD PAL Sale: $86.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Gianni Piccoli

Ta L'Avess (You Wish) (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, ethnic/multicultural

On the worst Saturday of his life, Richi's doctor tells him that he has advanced brain cancer and that's it's too late to operate. He has about three months to live...

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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Rrose Present

ODE Europe I, Melilla Beach 2014 or Homage to "La Plage" by Patrick Bokanowski (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. Video: A journey through sound and image processing referencing filmic imagery of the cultural construction of Europe, imagery that contrasts with the "visual" content of moving images which are extracted from the virtual network of those crossing the borders of Europe "without permission" (Melilla, Spain, 2014). In turn, such images are interfered with by visual noise from a "TV" without broadcast. As a found-footage piece I recompose the image no longer with the "matter" of the film, but with pixels of the media that mediate us. I experimented with the materiality of the rhythmic interferences that textualize the image, transforming the "objective" media perspectives into "subjective" auteur perspectives that ironically play with visual and audible "noise" to deconstruct the memory dictates of the informational present P.D. ODE Europe is a Work posthumously dedicated to all those who have died crossing our borders...

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Rrose Present

Codes of... senses II (2014) DVD NTSC, color, 4:36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, philosophical, political & social activitism

Codes of... senses II, Codes of significance Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images of riots in Istanbul online (2013) (those they allowed to change a political system) here are transformed into colored blocks, as the minimum unit of representation "the pixel". Atom of this new world we live, from each of our specific cultures. They are as the graphic charts in motion, that become (paradoxically) invisible the tangible reality of what they represent behind the informational codes ready to be scattered through the visual network insensitive to the "senses." These codes reveal parts of source images together with sound quickly recognize and gives them meaning. Sounds that speak directly to our "emotional body" and will cause "feelings" from "senses" to return to "feel" the cold-date information in the world in which we live. (Project: "Sentir des dels sentits")

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Rrose Present

Origen del mundo (Eros / Tanatos) o Hirohima sin amor (Origin of the World (Eros / Thanatos) or Hiroshima loveless) (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, history

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. The body as a metaphor of love and war, Eros and Thanatos. The title alludes to two cultural imaginary; Courbet's famous painting "L'Origine du monde" and the movie of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amor ". At the beginning of the movie of Resnais two bodies are shown in attitude of love. Here in "Origin of the World" I show a sex without love, Hiroshima without love. Only the instinct of sex and death. Where the body becomes the site of the battle between Eros and Thanatos, between pain and pleasure between the informational explosion and an orgasm.

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Rrose Present

Todo es de color (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 00:02:46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. It is an "aesthetic experience" of the "information ethics" that misinformates by saturation and converts any event into a "show" of the real. This piece started as "video in progress" during the events that took place in Gaza in 2014. I extracted images from the network of two antagonistic "visions" of the same conflict to be re-signified from the "island edition " or digestion. Not with a "hard" nor "soft" assembly (as claimed Farocki) where the images dialogue between them, they are mounted with the overlap here. The images scream them all at once because every war is a failed dialogue. Building a temporal palimpsest with the aesthetic recreation extracted from information bombing until arriving to almost total abstraction, and invite us to contemplate this spectacle of light and color, as pure reality.

Rental: $30.00

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Sheila Paige

Time and the Mermaid (2015) color, 14 min

Keywords: body, environment and nature, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

The ticking of the clock on the bathroom wall carries the heroine, on her 64th birthday, to a wider shore, where time rolls as a mighty river, singing of life and freedom -- her epiphany. "I sensed that it had a personal message for me about aging... it parallels my own path to confronting the shortness of time remaining: as Buddhism teaches, clinging to the expectation that nothing will change leads to suffering. Freedom comes with submerging into the big picture of life from the dolphins to the stars. We can't stay with that perspective constantly, but if we keep open to it, the trap of time loses its grip. I wonder if the final scene is meant to suggest the process of bringing the epiphany into daily life." "I will be turning 60 in a couple of months. For me, I felt the fear of time running out, what had I accomplished, what could I have accomplished or been, and that I could stay shackled by those fears or jump into the river and enjoy the time. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. May I share it with others?"

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Cara Perlman

Topless (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, super 8mm , color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy , dance, erotic, philosophical

A docu-dramedy about one night in the life of a topless dancer. Jane was my roommate while she was dancing in real life. We built the set in my apartment. She brought in her real waitress. We gathered some johns and made a story.

Rental: $30.00

Rrose Present

Autoretrat: TEXTures d'un camí (self-portrait: TEXTures of a path) (2016) Digital File, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal

(self-portrait: TEXTures of a path) Who am I? Am I anymore that a collective portrait of all the glances I have received? I am all the words that you have said about me? Am I your hatred when you look at me and condemn me to abyss? Am I your love when you look at me and you give me heaven? I am in your eyes. I am in all eyes and I am not in any I am what your eyes want to see That is why I walk, I walk, I walk I walk to uproot the feet of false beliefs, to move the thought, and for the truth to fall by its own weight. To return the body as the only truth, To hear the beat of my heart as the only horizon. Who I am ?, I know now that I am the one who walks. I walk to be able to walk, to be able to be. And share the experience of my eyes, the "texture of a WAY" with you. Since now I know it would be nothing without you. After 18 moves (post burned my house) I arrive to Les Fonts (Barcelona) where my mother was born. The emotional impact and the sensations invaded all my skin. There is so much density in the Pandora's moving boxes of my voluntary and involuntary memories that can not defragment my hard drive now for constructing an intelligible and linear narrative about my self. "TEXTures of a path" was established as a few small democratic "units of meaning" made from text and audio notes that I have been doing, over more than a year, during my walks to Les Fonts, and something of some box ... Where the images and texts are superimposed to weave a visual texture that lead to the view the experiences and inner-feelings, to "feel" the skin eye audio- visuals.

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Rrose Present

Autoretrat: Tempest a "Les Fonts" d'una memoria (Storm in "the Sources" of a Memory) (2016) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal

In this series I work with democratic information devices. I transform the noise of all devices on a subjective poetic gaze. That contrasts with the objective eye of the informational language. I was recently installed in the village where my mother was born, I was without wifi nor television. As the only entertainment I was contemplating the trees in my front door. One night I experienced the spectacle of nature with me Fireworks storm. So I filmed my first storm in "Les Fonts" (sources) with all devices that I had "hand": mobile, desktop, and was not professional photo camera...and I made an assembly with textures I was offered the different images and sounds to create a visual and auditory rhythm. As if lightning storm allowed draw of the dark night of oblivion, the ghosts of the memory of my origins. Or as if, for a moment, return to the present deconstructed snapshots in time did lose all its original clarity and sharpness.

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Rrose Present

Autoretrat: Soot-film "ventana abierta al mundo" or re-interpretation of Beckett's Film (2015) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, philosophical

Video "without camera" reinterprets "camera-world". The contraposition of images from my window as "an open window the world" through the myth of transparency (film metaphor proposed by Andres Hipano) with the images from Samuel Beckett's film. Overlaying an open sight of the world with the actions of the man who flees from being perceived. These come together in the final point of view that transforms the theme "to be is to be perceived" into "not being is to be perceived" with the eye of the lens as a destroyer of the visible.

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Anton Perich

Anton Perich Presents (1972 - 2009) color / b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

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