Jennifer Reeves

Landfill 16 (2011) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment/nature, films about film, found footage

"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes and fungi in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then I hand-painted the film to give it new life. This "recycling" is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature's losing battle to decompose the relics of our abandoned technologies and productions.

The ominous soundtrack mixes recognizable audio, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities. Within this multi-textured, pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Terra Renee

AAWIC African American Women in Cinema (2013) Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Film About Film, History

An experimental documentary that talks about how the organization, African American Women in Cinema got started.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Karin G. Rae

Six Forest () 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Craig S. Ramby

Graveyard, The (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Craig S. Ramby

Walk In (1970) 16mm, color, 15.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kathryn Ramey

Story of Sarah (1998) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Originally on super-8 this film posits biblical narrative as personal history. It was optically reprinted on 16mm in 1998.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Kathryn Ramey

Razed By Wolves (1999) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A fairy tale princess transported into an urban landscape with a talking doll serving as interlocutor.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Bradley A. Rappa

Utopia (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

Utopia is an experimental animation that utilizes layers of traditionally painted cells, rotoscoping, xerox copies and double exposed footage. Here, Narcissus is represented as a female artist who possesses the power to create and inhabit her own realm of existence.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bradley A. Rappa

Through Revolving Doors (1997) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Through the disintegration of the photographic image, this experimental narrative explores the deceptive construction of memory caused by psychological trauma.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alfred Rauer

Computer Replace () 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Abraham Ravett

Zeger's Note (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A note from a friend in Holland invokes a series of memories and dreams from the past and reminds the maker of the fragility of his own existence. Filmed in Holland and the USA.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Abraham Ravett

Half-Sister (1985) 16mm, color, 22.15 min

Genre: Experimental

A recently discovered photograph of my half-sister, who was killed in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz, inspires the imagination to conceive a life that would have been.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Abraham Ravett

Balcony, The (1987) 16mm, black and white, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

The lives of people are observed within the confines of one, twenty-two story high rise apartment complex and its adjacent courtyard. Shot over a period of fifteen months and from one vantage point, THE BALCONY speculates on the evanescence of all our lives.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Abraham Ravett

Forgotten Tenor (1994) 16mm, color, 136 min

Genre: Experimental

On VHS. $75 for rental and $150 for (organization/college) purchases. "Demonstrating the process of oral history, avant-documentarian, Abraham Ravett constructs the life of a largely unknown bebop saxophonist out of a few film traces, some fading memories, and a handful of soaring records. All that's missing from this self-interrogating, experimental bio pic is the story of Ravett's own fascination with the material -- but then that's the movie itself." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Abraham Ravett

Horse/Kappa/House (1995) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan is the setting for The Legends of Tono (Tono monogatari), a unique collection of regional folktales, gathered in the early 20th century by Yanagita Kunio. The tales manifest and explain invisible forces and malevolent events which shape the psycho-cultural dimensions of Japanese indigenous beliefs and folk faith. Inspired by The Legends of Tono, HORSE/KAPPA/HOUSE records the surrounding landscape in a number of small villages throughout Iwate Prefecture in order to create a cinematic space which echoes, by implication and association, the external and unseen world in the environment. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Semana de Cinema Experimental, Madrid; Humboldt Film Festival; Athens Film/Video Festival; Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival; Sydney Film Festival; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Victoria Int'l Film Festival.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Joe Ravetz

Politician, or Vote for Me, The () 16mm, black and white, 6.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Man in the Box, A (1978) 16mm, color, 7.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Rather than looking outward, and creating a spherical universe around itself (e.g. Michael Snow's LA REGION CENTRAL) , the camera is introspective, defining itself by how it 'sees the world'; it never sees anything but itself. A MAN IN THE BOX is a camera's photographic memory, trying to focus upon its own image." R.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Still Life #1: Cherries (1978) color, 6.5 min

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A meditation piece. Close-up of bing cherries being pitted. Action seen again. Itself seen. Seen twice or more/Ha!/Each/Round/Red/Is/Yet/Solid. R.R.

Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Palimpsest I/Palimpsest II (1979) 16mm, Super 8, color & b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A pure celluloid sculpture: a re-prepared surface. R.R.

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

Robert Rayher

Still Motion (1979) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Wood into stone before my very eyes. Fenceposts house the forested winter sun." R.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Eclipse: Still Life No. 3 (1980) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Aesthetic by Hosea Hirata. The wording of things; the thinging of words; emerging, together.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Eureka (1980) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Letter to a Long Lost Friend (1980) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Palimpsest III (1980) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Calligraphy and the silver screen. Again, toss coin: heads, silent speed; tails sound speed.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

This is Only a Test (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Robert Rayher

Yelling Fire (1980) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Eclipsed: Still Life No. 4 (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Traces (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 63 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jurgen Reble

The Golden Gate (Das Goldene Tor) (1992) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Weaves together fragments of nature films about insects and reptiles, images from space programs, and astronomy with filmmaker's own footage of human activity from his immediate environment. "The Golden Gate," a term that dates back to pre-Christian mythology, describes the spiritualization and renewal of divine fire by passing through the winter solstice.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Mary Beth Reed

Jakob (1998) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A study of movement within the frame and its boundaries. Hand painted 16mm leader with cutout super-8 images glued onto the frames.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Beth Reed

Floating Under a Honey Tree (1999) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"An image of a child on a swing leads us into a mesmerizing journey through the veils of time and memory." -- SFIFF

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Beth Reed

Moon Streams (2000) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"MOON STREAMS builds up a surface tension that seems quite rocky and solid. This surface gradually begins to crumble and a bubbling of dusty gold begins, like a geyser, to break up this tension. The surface of paints and rhythms begin to flow with the water and everything inside the body of work begins spilling out until electrical creative charges accompany the liquid gold and rock. Suddenly, out of this storm comes a red and yellow explosion of warmth and creativity, spilling out over the body like a lava flow." -- Courtney Hoskins

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Beth Reed

Sand Castle (2000) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

SAND CASTLE grasps for visual memories of home in the midst of a sense of displacement. In the film, paint, clay, sand, and jello, combined with images of houses embody the textures and impression of the past.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Beth Reed

Garden Path (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Film by Stan Brakhage and Mary Beth Reed. GARDEN PATH depicts the creative process of hand painted film giant, Stan Brakhage. Inspired by Monet's paintings from Giverny, Brakhage's luminous abstract painting transforms the screen into an oneiric botanical landscape. Brakhage's painted loops leap out of black and white footage of the master at work, painting and printing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mary Beth Reed

Montessori Sword Fight (2002) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A young girl struggles to perfect her new found passion, swordfighting. She discovers her role model when a band of Montessori school children invite her to a demonstration given by a legendary Hollywood master. After intense training, the children's adroit sword play awakens their competitive instincts. They rebel against their teacher, and a harrowing duel ensues. The heroine faces internal turmoil, when the Montessori gang forces her to choose between her master's path and their growing power. The film combines optically printed and hand processed original and appropriated imagery.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jennifer Reeves

Elations In Negative (1990) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A bloody adaptation of a William Carlos Williams poem.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jennifer Reeves

Girls Daydream About Hollywood (1992) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A fragmented psychic landscape where TV clips, bar talk, and rape loom close, trying to reconstruct and resolve sexual abuse becomes a complex project of association and recall." -- Elisabeth Subrin, Visions

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jennifer Reeves

Taste it Nine Times (1992) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Nine optically-printed film sketches depict the passions, fetishes and humor of various women of history and fantasy.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jennifer Reeves

Monsters in the Closet (1993) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi

Dirty little girl stories, girl gangs, and other tales from the closets of adolescence.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jennifer Reeves

Configuration 20 (1994) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Primordial sounds and organic creatures evoke the moment when life began.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jennifer Reeves

Girl's Nervy, The (1995) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

A nostalgic and exuberant study of the single frame and eye popping rhythms. Constructed by cutting, pasting, and painting both clear film and filmed images.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jennifer Reeves

Chronic (1996) 16mm, color, 40.00 min

Genre: Experimental

"(Chronic) conveys a disturbed mind through a pastiche of visual styles, effectively and often movingly with a camera that seems both playful and emotionally subjective. The rapidly shifting tones and moods of this work both give it energy and suggest the "unquiet thoughts" of a mind that hasn't found a resting place". -- Fred Camper, The Chicago Reader.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Jennifer Reeves

We Are Going Home (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"We are Going Home" is a 10 minute experimental film shot in June 97, at a Philip Hoffman's film retreat in rural Ontario. The film was made in the memory of Marian McMahon, an experimental Canadian filmmaker who died of cancer in the fall of 1996. "We are going Home", solarized, tinted, and optically printed, is a surreal portrait of desire, ghosts and pursuit.E Rhythmic color shifts in the emulsion brings life to the country landscape, which comes to embody the terrain of the subconscious. Three women act seek pleasure and past in parallel universes which cannot intersect. Consciousness is always singular. AWARDS/FUNDING 1998: Waggaman Film Completion Grant, UC San Diego. 1999: Black Maria Film Festival, Juror's Citation. Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Co-op Award.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jennifer Reeves

Darling International (1999) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: M. M. Serra An exploration of sexual fantasies of a NY metal worker. "An evocative work whose sexual sadomasochistic scenario, grainy visual texture and layered soundtrack render it highly tactile, fairly begging to be touched." -- Shannon Kelly, Sundance Film Festival 2000, Festival Guide

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jennifer Reeves

Fear of Blushing (2001) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Bleached, painted and optically-printed, Fear of Blushing combines alternating textures, irrepressible color and corroded figures with menacing sound bites, effects & rhythm. Fleeting visions and voices emerge in unusual juxtapositions, suggesting a psycho-cinematic free-association. As individual frames are never projected for more than 1/8 of a second this film discourages reflection and is best experienced in the immediate present. Only after the onslaught can you wonder what horrible thing was buried there.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jennifer Reeves

Skinny Teeth (2001) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Video "Appropriated audio from motivational tapes and raw hewn video footage of the exploits of two punk girls creating a disturbance in an Ohio Mall (circa 1988) challenge the great society of the American heartland. A savvy examination of hard-edge adolescent aggression and an attack on 'proper' codes of behavior. The future is yours." -- Karyn Riegel

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kelly Reichardt

ode (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Experimental narrative, shot originally on super-8. Theme song performed by Yo La Tanga. Based on the real life legend of Billy Joe McAllister.

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Kelly Reichardt

then a year (2001) color & b/w, 14 min

"A camping trip shared by two longtime friends provides the basis for a beautifully nuanced study in friendship and the irretrievability of the past in "Old Joy." Second feature by director Kelly Reichardt trades the humid Florida swamplands of her impressive 1994 debut, "River of Grass," for the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, but maintains the earlier film's richly atmospheric feel for regional American landscapes and the characters that populate them." -- Scott Foundas, Variety

Rental: $75.00

Robert Reitano

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

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Terra Renee

What Shall We Say Then, Shall We Continue In Sin? () color, 7 min

Rental: $200.00

Kathrin Resetarits

Egypt (1997) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Subtitled print.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Anthony Reveaux

Peace March (1976) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Georges Rey

La Vache Qui Rumine (1970) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joe/Leo Landwehr/J. Rhewdnal

Puritan's Dream, A () 16mm, color & b/w, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lawrence Rice

Work In Progress (1973) Super 8, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Ron Rice

Mexican Footage, The (1950s) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

"When Ron Rice died, in Mexico, he left a dozen rolls of exposed film. This sample contains four rolls of beautiful color and black and white, shot in Mexico." -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ron Rice

Flower Thief, The (1960) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Taylor Mead "In the old Hollywood days movie studios would keep a man on the set who, when all other sources of ideas failed (writers, directors, was called upon to 'cook up' something for filming. He was called The Wild Man. THE FLOWER THIEF has been put together in memory of all dead wild men who died unnoticed in the field of stunt." -- R.R. "Rice, by deliberately flouting established movie making traditions, reveals himself primarily as a professional rebel rather than the leader of a new movement. But in the highly specialized area of experimental films, he has produced a major work."-- Eugene Archer, The New York Times.

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Ron Rice

Senseless (1962) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Soundtrack: Bartok, Mexican and Indian music; Edited by Howard Everngam. "Consisting of a poetic stream of razor-sharp images, the overt content of SENSELESS portrays ecstatic travelers going to pot over the fantasies and pleasures of a trip to Mexico... highly effective cutting subtly interweaves the contrapuntal developement of themes of love and hate, peace and violence, beauty an ddestruction."-- David Brooks.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Ron Rice

Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man, The (1982) 16mm, black and white, 109 min

Genre: Experimental

With Taylor Mead and Winifred Bryan. Photographed and directed by Ron Rice. Edited, from notes and memory, & musical score by Taylor Mead. Other performers: Judith Malina, Julian Beck, Jonas Mekas, Charles Rydell, Ed Sanders, Jack Smith, Jay Hoppe, Danny Dumbrowski, Will Guy, and friends. Titles by Bob Smith. Archival restoration by Anthology Film Archives, 1981/1982. "Ron Rice died before he had completed shooting the film. he had, however, put together a 'fundraising version' of the film. After his death, Howard Everngam, and old friend of Ron's, according to his best knowledge of the filmmaker's intentions, put together a version of the film which was available through the Film-Makers' Cooperative until now. In 1979-82, using SHEBA materials deposited with Anthology Film Archives, and guiding himself by memory and notes made during the shooting, Taylor Mead prepared the present, definitive version of the film, and the soundtrack. The previous versions of the film--Everngam's and Ron's fund-raising versions are being preserved at Anthology for scholarly use."-Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Ron Rice

Chumlum (1964) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

With Jack Smith, Beverly Grant, Mario Montez, Joel Markman, Frances Francine, Guy Henson, Barry Titus, Zelda Nelson, Gerard Malanga. Music by Angus McLise. Sound Technician: Tony Conrad. "It's not unlike a bizarre dream, in riotous color.." New York Herald Tribune.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Ron Richards

Snips 'n Snails () 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hans Richter

Rhythm 21 (1921) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"Richter's first film, RHYTHM 21, stands at the very beginning of the avant-garde film movement. For the first time, a film has utilized the movie screen as a directors substitute for the painters' canvas, as a framed rectangular surface on which a kinetic organization of purely plastic forms is composed. For normally, the movie screen is perceived as a kind of window, more or less arbitrarily circumscribed, behind which an illusion of space appears. In RHYTHM 21, high contrast, it is a planar surface activated by the forms upon it. Thus its forms, like those of abstract painting of its time (especially Mondrian and Van Doesburg), have no physical existence except on the screen, nor do we sense their lateral extension beyond the limits of the screen as is usually the case with images created by camera vision. In RHYTHM 21, the screen is articulated by movements of mathematical percision and maximum of graphic clarity. Its content is essentially rhythm, the formal vocabulary is elemental geometry and the structural principle is counterpoint of contrasting opposites."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Rhythm 23 (1923) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"More complex than RHYTHM 21, the film is nonetheless a logical extent of Richter's conviction that film is modern art. Again, the orchestration of basic geometric forms according to precise rhythmical patterns is the basis for this second experiment. The construction of a system of shutters on strings, and moveable slides, enabled Richter to film light reflections on a screen instead of having animated 'cut-outs.' The premier at the UFA Kurfuerstendamm Theatre in Berlin ended in near riot."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Film Study (1926) 16mm, black and white, 3.45 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"Richter's first film in a Surrealist vein the mood of FILM STUDY is lyrical and poetically evocative. Its magic propels us into a world fantasy, forcing us to dream with open eyes, as objects and forms float past, transforming themselves as if by a logic beyond rational comprehension. The music is by the noted composer Darius Milhaud."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927-28) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

Photography by Reimar Kuntze. Music by Paul Hindemith. With Darius Milhaud, Jean Oser, Walter Gronostay, Werner Graeff, Paul Hindemith, and Hans Richter as actors. "Pure vintage dada. A humorous, delightful, grotesque in which ordinary objects rebel against their daily routine and, for a brief period of liberation, fallow their own laws. A bow-tie undoes itself, bowler hats float gracefully through the air, coffee cups leap from a tray to smash themselves on the ground, and so forth. At the stroke of noon, they return to their normal functional state. GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST represents one of the earliest collaborations between avant-garde filmmaker and composer: Paul Hindemith's score accompanied the film when it was first shown at an avent-garde music festival in Baden-Baden in 1928."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Race Symphony (1928) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature, history

"Richter's brilliant gift as an editor in nowhere more evident than in this impressionistic documentary on the preparation and start of a horse race at a track near Berlin. Marked by a sharp pace and an acute visual observation of telling gesture and detail, it is hard to believe that this film was made over 40 years ago. It was produced for Maxim-Emelka, a Berlin studio, as an introductory to the feature film, ARIADNE IN HOPPEGARTEN."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Everything Turns, Everything Revolves: Excerpt (1929) black and white, 3.5 min

Keywords: art

Photography by Reimar Kuntze. Music by Walter Gronostay. "A day at the carnival--sensational tent shows where miracles can be seen for the price of admission, boisterous noise of crowds and barkers, shrill and gaudy circus music, the violence of the street ten-fold. This is the substance of EVERYTHING TURNS, Richter's first sound film. At its premier at Baden-Baden Richter got into a fight with two Nazi officials who disliked the films 'modernism.' Yet in 1936 it was awarded first prize for artistic merit by the Nazi's, with Richter's name suppressed from the credits. He had long since left Germany."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) color, 84 min

In collaboration with Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, John Cage, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, Louis Applebaum. Internat. Award "for the best original contribution to the progress of cinematography", Biennale, Venice. -- Hermann Weinberg

Rental: $150.00

Hans Richter

8 x 8 (1958) color, 88 min

A Chess-sonata in 8 episodes, with Jean Arp, Jacqueline Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, Julien Levy, Alexander Calder, W. Sandberg, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Jean Cocteau, Achmed ben Driss, Jose Sert, Frederick Kiesler, Paul Wiener. -- Herman Weinberg

Rental: $150.00

Hans Richter

Passionate Pastime (1958) color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history

Hans Richter's documentary on the game of chess. Narrated by Vincent Price. Outlines the history of chess from ancient times to the present and traces its origins in India, China, and Persia. Prints, painting, illuminated manuscripts, live photography and rare chess pieces are shown as well as chess figures designed after Picasso and Braque.

Rental: $75.00

Raymond Ring

Three Short Films () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

2616 () 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An old house in a student ghetto in Austin, Texas. A five-minute walk from the tower where Charles Whitman started shooting people one day; a few hours drive from Dallas where Kennedy was killed. Both these things happened while I lived there. The house is now a parking-lot, and the people who lived there are scattered in every sense". D.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

Balconies One () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Psychology & Mental Health

"The film of an abandoned factory building. The textures of steel, concrete, wood; the textures of rubble and decay; the textures of film grain; the textures of the mind." D.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

March on the Pentagon (1967) 16mm, black and white, 20.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"On October 21, 1967 over 100,000 people came to Washington D.C. to oppose the war in Vietnam. The rally assembled in front of washinton monument, then marched to the pentagon. There they were met by U.S. Troops, marshalls, tear gas, etc. At the time it was difficult to judge the impact of the demonstration, but most of the participants came away strongly affected by their experience. It was an important event in American history, but one badly covered by the press, who left it to the demonstrators themselves to write and film a record of the march. "

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Ringo

Mindscape #1 () 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

The obsessive, oppressive progress of images against a background of droning sound. An uncomfortable film with a quality of ightmare and madness." D.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

Mindscape #2 () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

The Mindscape series is an experiment in a kind of 'diary' film dealing with specific periods in my life in terms of images, not of events. A sort of progress report to myself on the state of my mind -- in that sense a private film not meant to communicate.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

Zen Guts () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Dance

"Color shapes and textures move with the rhythm of Yugoslav folk-music. A happy film, kids and folk-dance freaks will especially like.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

C. Larry Roberts

Smara, The () 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Diane Rochlin

Sailor Dance (1963) 16mm, black and white, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sheldon Rochlin

Dope (1968) 16mm, color, 88.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Reymon Rodriguez

El Cordon (1970) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Jerovi (1965) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literature & Theater

Jerovi a sexual probe of the Narcissus myth. His beautiful male subject clothed at first in rich brocade, but later nude, is photographed lingeringly in a lush garden. If sensual self-love in practice doesn't offend you, you'll find some vivid camera imagery."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Lupe (1966) 16mm, color, 49.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Queer / Bi / Trans

Strangely neglected for way too long, Jose Rodriguez Soltero's Lupe is an underground classic of the stature of Flaming Creatures, Scorpio Rising, Hold me While I'm Naked, or The Chelsea Girls. It is ostensibly a biopic of Lupe Velez inspired by Kenneth Anger's sketch of the Mexican spitfire in Hollywood Babylon and, stylistically, by Von Sternberg's Marlene Dietrich vehicles. Rodriguez Soltero takes some liberties with the facts and produces a color-saturated, gorgeous dime-store baroque that tells of Lupe's rise from whoredom to stardom, her fall into fractured romance and suicide, and her ascension into the spirit world. It is consistently inventive and surprising, and wrapped in a dense soundtrack that combines, Elvis, Cuban boleros, Spanish flamenco, The Supremes, and Vivaldi. It features some of the main players of the Ridiculous Theatrical Playhouse (Charles Ludlam plays a keen lesbian seducer and Lola Pashalinsky, Lupe's maid). Mario Montez never looked better; no wonder this was his favorite film. Whether they know it or not, Pedro Almodavar, Vivienne Dick, and Bruce LaBruce have a grandfather in Jose Rodriguez Soltero. --Juan Suarez

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Dialogue with Che (1968) 16mm, black and white, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

D.J. Romino

Nexus, The (1975) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

D.J. Romino

Habitue (1975) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

D.J. Romino

Hollow Vale (1978) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Murray Rosanski

Hummingbird & The Flood, The () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

A. J. Rose

1967 () 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Peter Rose

Lyric Suite, A (1969) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Peter Rose

Man Who Could Not See Far Enough, The (1981) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

THE MAN WHO ... uses literary, structural, autobiographical, and performance metaphors to construct a series of tableaux that evoke the act of vision, the limits of perception, and the rapture of space. Spectacular moving multiple images; a physical, almost choreographic sense of camera movement; and massive, resonant sound have inspired critics to call it "stunning" and "hallucinatory." The film ranges in subject from a solar eclipse to an ascent of the Golden Gate Bridge, and moves, in spirit, from the deeply personal to the mythic. "[A] powerfully formal, analytic inquiry into the nature of vision and cinema ... painfully beautiful images of mysterious events and things that split, multiply, migrate and quiver with a hallucinatory vibrance ... a rich fabric interlacing the metaphysical with the ironical." -- Sally Banes, The Village Voice

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Peter Rose

Secondary Currents (1982) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

SECONDARY CURRENTS is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film in which the shifting relationships between voice-over commentary and subtitled narration constitute a peculiar duet for voice, thought, speech, and sound. A kind of comic opera, the film is a dark metaphor for the order and entropy of language and has been the subject of a number of articles on the use of language in the arts. Percussion by Jim Meneses. "Prizbah ke no panz fatundo. Elmo cheshkadashi par lo biorn fatooshka! Como cinquema no delamyero sima disi, si cueja filidistro cuamchano mirichi-vasi komino sano dimensia!" -- M'hidradane Vododook

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Rose

Pressures of the Text, The (1983) 16mm, color, 17:00 min

Genre: Experimental

THE PRESSURES OF THE TEXT (1983, 17m) integrates direct address, invented languages, ideographic subtitles, sign language and simultaneous translation to investigate the feel and form of sense, the shifting boundaries between meaning and meaninglessness. A parody of art/critspeak, educational instruction, gothic narrative, and pornography, it has been performed as a live work at major media centers and new music festivals in the US and Europe. The piece was written, directed and delivered by Peter Rose; co-directed by Jessie Lewis; with sign language and ideographic symbols by Jessie Lewis; and with English simultran by Fred Curchack.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Peter Rose

Language Language (1996) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Peter Rose

Video Performance DIigital Speech (1983 - 84) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

Peter Rose

Digital Speech (1984) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

DIGITAL SPEECH (1984, 13m) uses a traveler's anecdote, a perverse variant of a classic Zen parable, as a vehicle for an exploration of language, thought and gesture. The tape plays with the nature of narrative, with ways of telling, performing and illustrating, and uses nonsense language, scat singing and video rescan for comic comment.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Johannes Rosenberger

Subcutan (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

A portrait of Vienna in the "year of remembrance," 1988. A cinematographic approach to the history and obsessions of this town. A glance under the skin of everyday life, searching for the open sores in the soul of this would-be metropolis. The objects found: The old lady listening through the wall. A peep show for Catholics. A couple giving life to child they long for. A song for Kurt Waldheim. Fish from the Danube, crashing against a kitchen wall. The torture of zither playing, etc. A personal statement on my hometown, work close to the traditions of Austrian experimental film. A coughing up and spitting out. -- J.R.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Adolph Rosenblatt

Underpass (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Rosing

Six Short Films (1972) 16mm, color, 12.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Ross

Black Harmony, Hi-Fi (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A portrait of a place in the context of being an outsider; a personal travelogue working to concentrate the perceived qualities of life, light, and the spirit of the island. The textural dynamics of sound and image were strongly considered in the editing process to crystallize my observation and experience while there.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Ross

Blessed in Exile (1979) 16mm, color, 13.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Seeking the dynamics of two seemingly disparate cultures (Hassidic Jews, Jamaican Baptists) and unifying them through a textural image and sound weave. A powerful, emotional quality is apparetn in the religiosity, ritual

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Ken Ross

Crisis in Utopia (1981) 16mm, color, 24.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Cliff Roth

Reagans Speak Out on Drugs, The () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Richard Rothschild

Ft. Lauderdale: A Portrait (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles Rotmil

Eternal Hat, The (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

R. Saul Rouda

Waldo Point () 16mm, color, 25.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Patricia Rozema

Passion: a Letter in 16mm (1985) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Barbara Rubin

Christmas On Earth (1963) 16mm, black and white, 30 miins min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, queer

"A study in genital differentiation and psychic tumult." --Candy O' Brien "What you will be renting now is just what was filmed, uncut, unedited. Projection instructions: The film remains on two reels (A and B), requiring two projectors, to be projected simultaneously at sound speed. The film on the first projector fills the screen, while the image on the second projector is approximately one half smaller and fills the middle of the screen, superimposing on the first image. This can be done either by using different lenses, or by placing one projector closer to the screen. They begin simultaneously, though due to slight differences in speed of each projector, they end slightly different. I've added black leader to compensate for that. When both images are off, turn projectors off. I suggest if possible to use to of the same kind of projectors, and check them before projection. I also suggest that since this is the first time of veiwing this, to put Reel A on the largest screen, and Reel B on the inner, smaller screen, making sure each film is being projected heads out. To complete the cycle, a radio must be hooked up to a PA system, with a nice cross-section of psychic tumult like an AM rock station, turned on and played loud. Also (optional) color gels may be used in front of projector and moved and alternated by hand during the film. PLEASE return this film as it was send to you, whole. Thank you, Barbara Rubin. P.s., PLEASE PROJECT MY FILM IN THE IMAGE IN WHICH IT WAS CREATED-- i.e. EXACTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROJECTION INSTRUCTIONS!" --B.R.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

M. Jon Rubin

Who, The (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. Jon Rubin

No Heros (1972) 16mm, color, 6.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. Jon Rubin

Lozenge Licking (1974) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sol Rubin

Ballet of Lights () Regular 8mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

8mm

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Sol Rubin

Gay Parade (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ruether

One (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Pat Russell

Just Married () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walther Ruttmann

Excelsior-Reifen (1925) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles A. Rydell

School Play (1969) 16mm, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Four Buggy Videos (1976 - 2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, cameraless, comedy, ethnic & multicultural , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health , science & medicine, spiritual & mystical , structural

A set of four short shorts referencing supposedly insignificant creatures to explore Rosenthal's lifelong topic of human identity and values. In the first, her father speaks of a spider sharing his underground bomb shelter; in the second, insects and reptiles combine body parts; in the third, flies attempt to escape the bus she is riding form a repressive nation to a free one; and in the fourth, a colony of ants bury their dead in her children's toy. Her themes of irony and tragedy are apparent. Original music and photos by DJ RoBeat; appropriated music by Arlo Guthrie

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

TALK-TALK: Six Videos About Spoken Communication (1986-2004) color, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

HOW MUCH DOES THE MONKEY REMEMBER (1988) : Ventriloquism performance: Improv by Rosenthal and The Monkey: Can you be able to say it, and yet not say it aloud, because even though you could say it, you have no idea what it means? SEMAPHORE POEMS (1986): The late poet Hannah Weiner reprises her performance. The poet, the birds and the video communicate separately as hard as they can, but what can we, or even they, understand at all? I CAN TALK BURP TALK (1988): Performer: Ola Creston, age 9. She can and she does. Single shot improv. WORDS COME OUT BACKWARDS (2004): "Last night I was up talking to myself, when the words appeared visimagically before my lips." NONSENSE CONVERSATION (1988): A Barbara Rosenthal short performance video, in which her own voice gives way to that of others speaking her words.

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

Ola Writes the Alphabet (1982 - DVD Remaster 2004) DVD, b&w, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, children & youth, family, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , science & medicine, structural, technology

'Ola Writes the Alphabet' is a 'decisive moment' in both video and child development by a consummate artist of video vert. At her mother's prompting, Ola Creston, the artist's daughter at age 3, recalls some letters perfectly, but others only with great creative latitude, letting us see into the development of letter-forms in a young brain. An extremely straight-forward, observational presentation with no filmmaker-type interference, this DVD was originally shot in 1982 on black and white 1/2" open reel videotape. It is a boundary-crossing work that can find audiences among child and family psychologist, neurologists, linguists, educator, parents and children themselves, well beyond this artist's usual base within video history and the avant-garde.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Barbara Rosenthal

Daddy: Spider Story (1976 - Digital Remaster 2012) DVD, b&w, 2 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, environment & nature , family, hand processed , history, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual & mystical

This video pioneer (appearing briefly) records her father, Leon Rosenthal, telling about a large spider in an underground bomb shelter with him when he was a radio switchboard operator in Hilo, Hawaii, during WWII. It is a single-take 2 minute piece that gives insight into the artist's lifelong explorations into the meaning of the being human, the search for identity, respect for life itself, and the personality as paramount.

DVD NTSC Sale: $65

Jennifer Reeves

Shadows Choose Their Horrors (2005) 16mm, color & b/w, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Available on DVD or VHS SHADOWS CHOOSE THEIR HORRORS is the dark and melodic diary of a necromancer living on the edge between the mortal world and the realm of lost souls. Sinister forces surround Madame G (Winsome Brown) as she tries to bond with her favorite undead. Using magic and ritual to give them new life and pleasures, Madame G is shocked by a devastating outcome. This camp and experimental reworking of early silent horror was inspired by both the un-staged Aaron Copland ballet GROHG (1922-25), and the film which stirred the young Copland to write the ballet: NOSFERATU. SHADOWS... was originally made for a performance of GROHG by the American Ballet Symphony Orchestra at Bard Music Festival.

Rental: $70.00 Sale price: 70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Jennifer Reeves

Time We Killed, The (2004) 16mm, , 94.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

The Time We Killed, her debut feature exploring the inner life of a writer unable to leave her NY apartment on the brink of the US invasion of Iraq. Robyn (played by poet Lisa Jarnot) confronts her growing agoraphobia in this beautifully shot and emotionally compelling portrait of contemporary alienation. (Ariella Ben-Dov)

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Anthony Randazzo

Avant-Garde Mock-Film (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Anthony Randazzo

The Slasher Film... A Graphic Look (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Anthony Randazzo

Rape Revenge (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Jennifer Reeves

Light Work Mood Disorder (2007) Double 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, Found Footage

Dual-projection film (side-by-side projection), soundtrack on CD. LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and illness, as it meditates on the deteriorating celluloid and physicality of the pre-digital age. Two screens and pulsating, layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies and visual textures. Reeves sewed together 20th century educational films and affixed dissolved pharmaceuticals directly to the film. The projector acts as a microscope enlarging thread, crystallized antibiotic, heart, and mood medications, forming a concentrated fusion with Burr's composition of sine-waves, organ and multi-tonal bass clarinet. The animated abstractions rupture and echo the images of brain dendrites, synapses, human x-rays, scientific experiments and factory machine. The rhythmic and visceral imagery is reflected in the movement of Burr's austere and hypnotic soundtrack as it envelops the audience.

**Note: General projection notes and two projection "scripts" (one abbreviated version, copied below; and one detailed version, for more ambitious projectionists) are provided with rental. Please be sure to refer to these notes and scripts when coordinating projection.

Abbreviated Instructions/Script for Projecting LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER (times listed are approximate & refer to the soundtrack on DC, which is 26:41 long): 1. Cue reels in black 1 second before title (right after SMPTE Academy leader); 2. Press play on the CD player to start the CD track; 3. Turn ON LEFT PROJECTOR/REEL 5-13 seconds after the soundtrack begins; 4. Turn RIGHT PROJECTOR ON WHEN THE HAND-SCRATCHED 'LIGHT' TITLE HAS BEEN ON THE LEFT SCREEN FOR 1 second. This is almost immediately after you have turned on the Left reel; 5. THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILM WILL (hopefully) END FIRST. The last unique images, to prepare you to stop the projector, include an illustration of the x-ray of a human hand, and finally the last image is a close-up shot of a candle Blowing up inside a glass box. This reel ends at about 25 minutes and 34 seconds. TURN THIS PROJECTOR OFF; 6. On the LEFT SCREEN the last images are a warning sign about not trying these experiments without your teacher, and then the full film credits (the last one is a copyright credit). So the FILM SHOULD END (image-wise) on the LEFT side at approximately 25 minutes, 55 seconds after the credits. TURN OFF THIS PROJECTOR. The soundtrack will end (hopefully) in darkness, after the credits, at 26 minutes, 10 seconds. TURN OFF CD PLAYER AFTER FADE OUT.

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Jennifer Reeves

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY (2007) digiBeta_NTSC, color, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY program Film by Jennifer Reeves, Music by Anthony Burr NTSC Digital Beta exhibition tape contains a full program of 54 minutes (Originally 16mm double-projection with live music) *no other video formats available. This film and music collaboration between filmmaker Jennifer Reeves and composer/musician Anthony Burr was originally performed with two 16mm projectors, a laptop, and bass clarinet. The two dual-projection films were bridged in performance by a musical interlude played by Burr. Developed between 2006-2007, the program was performed at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts: Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Tonic (NY), and Diasapon Gallery (NY). LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER Light Work Mood Disorder is a dual-projection film that mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and madness. Side-by-side screens and multi-layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies, and visual textures, which are broken down to the particle level. Found images from the 20th century educational films are literally sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed to the film. The tactile imagery forms a concentrated fusion with pulsating sine waves, bass clarinet and organ. Illustrations of synapses, dendrites, electromagnetic waveforms and assembly-lines both create and describe the movement of the sound and light waves that envelop the audience. Intensity builds with the discoveries and destruction's of science, cinema and 20th century industrial production. HE WALKED AWAY A dual-projection film, He Walked Away, reframes and superimposes shots and outtakes from earlier Reeves films featuring landscape, portraiture and direction-on-film work (Configuration 20, Fear of Blushing, The Time We Killed). The score composed by Anthony Burr recasts the same austere harmonic material of Light Work Mood Disorder in a more explicitly "musically" coded framework. "Much in the way musicians will mine their previous compositions to create newly evolved works, He Walked Away is a distinct yet nostalgic film. It distills what my eyes have witnessed and lost in 15 years of artistic growth: discoveries, vanishings, and essential growing pains." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $$195.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $$195.00

Richard Ramson

Bohemia" The Life of a New York City Poet" (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Multicultural, History

Bohemia features interviews with, and the poetry of, various poets of different races and ages, all of whom are living and working in New York City. Viewers will get an insight into what inspires these poets and how they express themselves in one of the toughest cities in the country for struggling artists.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Jackie Raynal

Deux Fois (1969) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, B/W, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Jackie Raynal is perhaps best known as the former programmer of two of New York's premiere art cinemas - the Carnegie Hall and the Bleecker Street - who began her career in the 1960s as a film editor for New Wave directors such as Eric Rohmer, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Jean Eustache. Challenged by Zanzibar patroness Sylvina Boissonnas to stop editing other people's films and make her own, Raynal traveled to Barcelona, where she completed DEUX FOIS (1969)in a single week. One of the most enigmatic of the Zanzibar films, it is composed of a series of unconnected episodes, some repeated twice. The fairy-tale phrase "once upon a time" is turned on its head, as is the logic of classical film construction. With herself as the film's "star", Raynal announces each of the film's sequences and proclaims, theatrically and ironically, "tonight will be the end of meaning."

Rental: $200.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jackie Raynal

Merce Cunningham (1962) DVD NTSC, b & w, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, dance, music

The choreographer Merce Cunningham working with the musician John Cage and the painter Robert Rauschenberg.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Jackie Raynal

Notes on Jonas Mekas (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 26.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Documentary film about Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jackie Raynal

Trailers (1962-2003) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, landscape / architecture

A collection of trailers for the following films: "Merce Cunningham", "Deux Fois", "New York Story", "Hotel New York", "Autour de Simon Lazard".

Jennifer Reeves

Trains Are For Dreaming (1999-2009) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment / nature, family, history, personal diary / journal

Eight super-8 film years condensed into seven eye-popping minutes. A dreamer moves through landscapes to far seas-over tracks, winding roads, skies and waters-a journey of flight and fancy.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Toil of Three Cities/Liebesmueh (2012) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal

Music: Charlie Morrow, DJ Robeat, Matthew Lee Knowles, Virgil Segal, Brandstifter. Language: English with some translated German. Shot in New York, London and Berlin, this experimental documentary performance narrative is a tongue-in-cheek video fable that tells the tale of an artist struck by the extreme, sustained physical exertion of ordinary workmen. She seeks meaning in her own life by searching for the reasons behind their seeming enjoyment of "backbreaking work for the pleasure of others." She decides to practice yoga to strengthen her own body and open her heart, but feels inadequate to the task, so she sets out on a quest to find a guru-worker to tell her why they work so hard. Feeling guilty that her own heart is not so pure, she tries to avoid detection and arrest, but that inevitably happens. While in prison she meets 12 hard-working prostitutes who do manage to open her heart, then 4 little girls show us what is and is not valued as labor in contemporary society. By the end, the construction worker's words of wisdom provide a surprising insight that can only exist in Rosenthal's absurdist universe, which, of course, tells much about our own. Includes evocative, powerful original jazz and experimental music by Charlie Morrow and four other composers, additional text, video, audio and performance by DJ RoBeat, Super-8 footage by Bill Creston, and images from Rosenthal's extensive library. Premiered at Directors Lounge Internationall Film Festival, Berlin, Feb. 2012. LIMITED EDITION OF 30 SIGNED/NUMBERED

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $585.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Secret Codes (2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Audio: DJ RoBeat. A predominantly grayscale image and text video that gives way to a startling color still, "SECRET CODES / GEHEIME VERSCHLUSSELUNGEN / BEHALTENER SIMPOLN" uses Rosenthal's own hands, plus a collage of aberrant palms original created for her photograph-photostat multi-panel piece "Poodle Dog/Oz House/Aberrant Palms" in 1990, re-vivified here to investigate the nature of individuality, and its covalent relationships with language and culture. The relentless, compelling audio track is an electronic collage created by Berlin experimental musician, DJ RoBeat. (Premiered at Lettretage, Berlin, Feb. 2010) CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "SECRET CODES": I have shown work in Berlin 2-4 times a year for five years. I go simply as an artist, I'm introduced as a "New York artist", and listed in the film programs as "American". But it is as a Jew that everyone questions me in private. This video is an attempt to address the great similarities between all human beings, and yet the very small things that make us different, and yet which seem to get all the attention.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Dog Recognition (2004) color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, philosophical

Audio segments by Russel. Languages: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, AND GERMAN, all simple, as on-screen text. Note: versions are available in each of these languages separately, or in any combination of two or more of them. "DOG RECOGNITION" is a quick-paced, hysterical inquiry into the mind of a dog recognizing other dogs, himself as a dog, and the difference between himself and the other animals he happens upon. How does one recognize others like oneself? Premiered X-Fest, Remote Video Lounge, NYC, 2004.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Hot and Cold Shakeup (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Seemingly simple and straightforward, as is characteristic of all Rosenthal's work, "HOT AND COLD SHAKEUP" was actually fabricated using one trick of videography, and one fakery of physics. Also characteristic of this life/art creator, is puns and idioms appear in some way, and that her inspiration sparks from real experience. This idea came in a flash while thinking about a love affair. So you get the idea, alternate titles included the following "I'm So Stuck On You I'm Not Normal." "He's No Great Shakes But He Gets Me Off." "I'm No Great Shakes But I Get Him Off." "No Great Shakes But We Get Off." "Can't Shake Him When He's Hot, Can't Shake Him When He's Cold." "Can't Shake Him When I'm Hot, Can't Shake Him When I'm Cold." As of March, 2012, this video has not yet premiered, although it has been shown in previews at eMediaLoft.org, NY. LIMITED EDITION OF 30 SIGNED/NUMBERED.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Car Coming (1990-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 1 min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, science_medicine, technology

A 1-minute performance video in which a toy hotrod revs up, races through its shallow depth of field and crashes into the camera. Although one of her very simplest videos, "CAR COMING" is yet another example of Rosenthal's zany investigations into threat and safety, seriousness and play, time and space, size and scale, life and art. Never shown at the time it was first shot or for almost 20 years, this video finally premiered as a loop in a small Rosenthal installation at Fusion Art Museum in New York, in the September, 2009 exhibition "Art of the Crash" curated by Shalom Neuman.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Bird Rescue (1997-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

"BIRD RESCUE" is a stationary camera recording made during 10 minutes of one day in 1997, when, while talking in their loft at 727 Avenue of the Americas, NY, artists Barbara Rosenthal and Bill Creston reallize that a bird, possibly an escaped domesticated parakeet, has gotten trapped between the chicken-wire enforced privacy-glassed panes of their fire-escape windows, and they try to rescue it. This video is PART ONE, in which they free the bird from between the panes, only to have it fly into the loft itself. Coming soon: PART TWO, in which Bill gently catches the creature, it plays dead, and then happily surprises them by flying out the window. Never shown when it was made, nor for over a decade thereafter, this video was premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Dead Heat (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical, structural

"DEAD HEAT" gets its title from "dead heat" meaning "tied race". In this video, the screen is split into 4 horizontal layers in which moving subjects (bird, horse, myself, ship) start together, then repeatedly traverse it at their own speeds, intermittently lapping, but starting and ending simultaneously on first and last frames. We all start and end in the same way -- birth and death -- but our "speeds," our lives, within that span are very different. Like almost all Barbara Rosenthal's work, it is formed over time from several inspirations that she records when first noticed or created, then later composited or issued when their relationships, and meanings, become apparent. The four segments were individually recorded by various video technologies in 1987, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Premiered during Barbara Rosenthal's solo mini-retrospective "33 Existential Videos", curated by Klaus Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge at Z-Bar Screening Room, Berlin, 2009. Reviewed by Clare Carswell in Flash Art Interntional, Oct. 2009. CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "DEAD HEAT": Since AIDS and Cancer have been picking off so many of my friends and relatives, I've noticed that although these issues are addressed in art politically, very little is really said in American art about death in a metaphoric way. This is an attempt to address that issue.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Rules (2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

Audio segments by Brandstifter. Languages: ENGLISH and TRANSLATED GERMAN, both simple, as on-screen text. "RULES" is an text-animation in black and white, with startling, disturbing electronic sound cut in sync with rapidly moving statements that make us realize the many shades of meaning even simple words can have. While considering the parameters of a real-life relationship supposedly founded on the principles of freedom and liberty, the artist discovered many barriers, restrictions, limitations, guidelines, and pillars, which, if disturbed, might cause a great quake. Suddenly, while contemplating this phenomenon, and realizing that such was the nature of just about everything, this video was born. Premiered at Rosenthal's solo screening, "Existential Word Play", at Berlin Lettretage, Feb. 2010.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Two Physics Videos: "Space and Time" and "Some Balls Stick, Some Balls Fall" (1976-2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: philosophical, science_medicine

"TWO PHYSICS VIDEOS" is a compilation of two of Barbara Rosenthal's short-shorts in which the most outwardly obvious things we take for granted in the course of existence are presented to us in the simplest, most straightforward (and therefor absurdist) way possible. "SPACE AND TIME", shot in 1990, is a text and live-action performance video depicting xeroxed text from philosopher John Redford's book and model of Space and Time. The spacial configuration and timing of the videographed xerox itself, and the foley performance sound, humorously remind us that even the infinite is finite on the screen, but at least perhaps it is not futile to attempt a definition. Shot when "cut" and "paste" meant "cut" and "paste." (1min 5sec) "SOME BALLS STICK, SOME BALLS FALL" is probably the most deceptively simple performance video of all Rosenthal's 100+ deceptively simple performance videos. In it, the off-camera performer (Rosenthal, of course) throws wads of soaked newspapers at a blackboard, the resulting bangs and splatters depicting violence, anger, humor, news commentary, frustration and pure physics. Shot with a black and white 1/2 open reel analog Sony Portapak, the first video equipment Rosenthal ever owned, bought used from Lauren Ewing via Technisphere in 1976. Ambient audio.(2min 35sec 10fr). Neither "SPACE AND TIME", shot in 1990, nor "SOME BALLS STICK, SOME BALLS FALL", shot in 1976, were ever shown until their premier as an installation loop in "Attract/Repel: Art and Physics" at Central Booking Artspace, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Maddy Rosenberg Nov.-Dec. 2010. LIMITED EDITION OF 20, SIGNED AND NUMBERED

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Barbara Rosenthal

Fly Bus Into Finland (2007-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Languages: UNIMPORTANT OVERHEARD BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FINNISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. I shot the "FLY BUS (OUT OF RUSSIA) INTO FINLAND"footage, which you see in toto, with just a few bad frames cut from the beginning, and the last segment stretched in time so you can watch it better, on the bus from St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland in 2007. I'd had a big show of cartoon prints and books, and animation videos in Moscow, and then gone to the small village about 5 hours north by train where Dostoyevsky summered called Starya Russa. I'd wanted to relax for a few days there, and then another few days at another small village 2 hours farther north before going on the Puppet Theater and Hostel in St. Petersburg. But I was expelled from Starra Russa, under threat of arrest, because my papers were not in order, forced to give up my train tickets, my luggage taken from me and handed to the driver, as I was pushed onto a bus by the hotel concieriege. In St. Petersburg, $250 of backshish replaced my papers, which then allowed me to making this trip out of the country altogether. The journey was exemplified, I thought as I traveled, by this little creature accompanying me: both feeling we couldn't escape fast enough on our way to the free world. Premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010. LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Words Come Out Backwards When Spoken To Screen Left (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

"WORDS COME OUT BACKWARDS WHEN SPOKEN TO SCREEN LEFT": One irregularly-shaped portrait still of Barbara Rosenthal shot by Bill Creston purses her lips to speak, and out comes a strange configuration of letters on the screen as we hear her voice recite them in ways much more familiar. How did she think up this project? She answers, "Last night I was awake talking to myself, when the words appeared visimagically before my lips, and kept coming out. If you were on my right and saw them also, they'd be backwards coming forwards as they were." This video is yet another example of how Rosenthal apprehends the same universe as appears before the eyes of us all, yet finds its way into her mind and out again as art to reassert and interpret itself in the most surprising ways! Premiered at Rosenthal's solo show "Existential Cartoons", L-Gallery, Moscow, in 2006.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Society (1990-2008) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

"SOCIETY" is another example of a Barbara Rosenthal investigatory single fixed-camera short performance video inspired by an insight occurring from a real event in a real day. Here she sits at a desk with a lamp, a phone, and the Manhattan White Pages, reading all the entries under "Society", and thereby, through this list of how we group ourselves, with no commentary other than subtle vocal inflection, telling us so much about self, other selves, urban identity and humanity.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Helen Webster: Cancer and Self-Discovery (1981-2004) DVD NTSC, b/w, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, ethnic_multicultural, philosophical, science_medicine

"Few independents are courageous enough to let their subjects come across in the simple, direct way that was once video's hallmark. That's why it was so refreshing to discover "HELEN WEBSTER: CANCER AND SELF-DISCOVERY"], amid all the "televisionese" evident in this festival. Shot in black-and-white on half-inch portapak, Rosenthal has let a marvelously articulate woman speak to us without embarrassment, with considerable laughter and occasional perplexity, about what it is like to live 15 years with cancer--'half-bald, with one breast, and a bag strapped to one side of my abdomen.' With poems she's written and thoughts organized not to waste the viewer's time, Helen Webster is funny, moving and irresistible as she talks about sex, her fear of death, and thoughts about suicide." --Deirdre Boyle Sightlines. Award-winner when premiered at Global Village Documentary Festival, NYC, 1983.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Pregnancy Dreams (1975-2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children_youth, family, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

In "PREGNANCY DREAMS" Barbara Rosenthal, nude and nine months pregnant, reads from her Journal dreams of filthy bathrooms, impeccably clothed men, and other parallels. Originally shot in Super-8 film by Bill Creston (seen nude in the mirror with his camera on this very hot August day) as tests of filmstocks for his recording of the birth and subsequent film "OLA: A FILM BY HER FATHER", "PREGNANCY DREAMS" was greeted by calls of outrage when premiered at BACA (The Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association) in 1979, but digitally remastered in 2005, it has gained an increasingly receptive audience through the years.

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Barbara Rosenthal

33 Existential Video Shorts (1976-2009) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 73 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, family, personal_diary_journal, philosophical, science_medicine

The 33 shorts in 72 minutes comprising "33 EXISTENTIAL VIDEO SHORTS" was compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo mini-retrospective in video at the Z-Bar Screening Room in Berlin by curator Klaus Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge Contemporary Art And Media, on June 25, 2009. Included in this screening, an on this DVD, is the world premiere of "Dead Heat" as well as some of her best-known and rarely shown shorts, in 3 sections: 1. SOLO PERFORMANCE VIDEOS: "Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Whispering Confession", "I Have a New York Accent", "I've Got the World in the Palm of My Hand", "Breaking Glass", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Handwriting Analysis", "How Much Does the Monkey Count", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Video Will", "Society", "News Wall", "Pregnancy Dreams"; 2. PLAYING WITH OTHERS: "Playing With Matches", "Shadow Boxes", "Mandates for Art", "News to Fit the Family", "Nonsense Conversation", "Rock-A-Bye Rock Lobster", "Colors and Auras"; 3. CONCEPTUAL VIDEOS WITH TEXT, NEWS AND GAMES ABOUT DIMENSION, DURATION, TIME, PHYSICS, LOCATION AND RELATIONSHIP: "Dog Recognition", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin/This is Not a Book", "The Screen Will Be Black and Silent", "Siddhartha", "World View", "Space and Time", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Dead Heat", "American Denominations", "Vienna Photos", "Something from Oliver North". LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED

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Barbara Rosenthal

Existential Word Play (1982-2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 74 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, personal_diary_journal, philosophical, science_medicine, technology

Compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo screening in Berlin at Lettretage - Das junge Literaturhaus in Feb., 2010, "EXISTENTIAL WORD PLAY" is a series of 34 zany shorts which all use text, speech, nonsense and bizarre audio to play with the notion that communication may not be possible at all, no matter how hard we try... Includes remastered works since 1982, plus four premieres: "Feet Handoff," "Rules," and the most harrowing two, "Push Me" and "Secret Codes." Four include German, and one Yiddish. Features Ola Creston, Sena Clara Creston, Bill Creston and the late poet Hannah Weiner, plus audio segments by German experimental composers DJ RoBeat and Brandstifter. The full program, and this DVD, comprise the following shorts, in this order: "Lettering Too Big", "Secret Of Life", "Nancy and Sluggo", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Boggle", "Paths To Follow", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin, "This Is A", "Dog Recognition", "Postcards", "Rules/Regeln", "Space and Time", "World View", "Names and Faces", "Siddhartha", "Black and Silent", "Whispering Confession", "Secret Codes", "Push Me", "Burp Talk", "Daily News", "News To Fit The Family", "I Have a New York Accent", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Semaphore Poems", "News Wall", "Nonsense Conversation", "Society", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Feet Handoff", "Pregnancy Dreams", and "Handwriting Analysis."

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Hans Richter

Early Works (1921-1929) DVD PAL, Color BW, 35 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

RHYTHMUS 21 1921 4 min RHYTHMUS 23 1923 4 min FILMSTUDIE 1926 5 min GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (Vormittagsspuk) 1927-28 7 min RACE SYMPHONY 1928-29 7 min TWO PENCE MAGIC (Zweigroschenzauber) 1928-29 2 min INFLATION 1927 3 min EVERYTHING TURNS EVERYTHING REVOLVES 1929 3 min

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Hans Richter

Give Chance a Chance: A Portrait of Hans Richter (1973) DVD PAL, Color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Interview with artist-sculptor-filmmaker-surrealist Hans Richter -- his place in history and his pioneering work in several areas. Richter talks about his career -- which started at the beginning of the century -- early experiments with the movie camera, association with the world of the Surrealists, conflict with the National Socialists in Germany, the origins of Dada, and the evolution of his own style in painting, drawing and collage. Many films clips and examples of his graphic work illustrate his themes.

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Peter Rose

Analogies (1968-1991) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

INCANTATIONS (1968-1972) 8 min ANALOGIES: STUDIES IN THE MOVEMENT OF TIME (1977) 14 min THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH (1981) 33 min SECONDARY CURRENTS (1983-1990) b/w 16 min SPIRIT MATTERS(1991) 6 min I'm an escape artist. I aspire to travel in the fifth dimension, to speak unknown languages, to discover the next stage in the evolution of thought. I construct structural parables that allude to the possibility of there being more to the universe than is permitted by our explanations. - Peter Rose

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Margaret Rorison

DER SPAZIERGANG (2013) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal, structural

A documentation of long walks throughout Berlin, Germany during the cold days of April, 2013. The footage is composed of single frames along with longer moments of glance. The title comes from a short story by Robert Walser.

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Margaret Rorison

Gowanus Haze (2012) 16mm, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, landscape_architecture

The filmmaker returns to her old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The footage captures a landscape known as The Gowanus Canal, an area of Brooklyn, which was once inhabited by a productive port and industrial compound. The film’s soundtrack incorporates recordings of the filmmaker’s demented grandfather who recalls his own memories of New York City. Additional sounds include the recordings of the projector projecting the film itself.

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Liz Roberts

A List of Things That Makes the Heart Beat Faster (1996) 16mm, color & bw, 11. 52 secs min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, body, erotic

Episodic experience seeking; looking for the edges. Based on writings by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Barney Rosset

Waiting for Godot (1961) 16mm, 50.00, 50.00, b&w, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary/theatre

Directed by Alan Schneider. Deposited for distribution by Barney Rosset of Grove Press. National Telefilm Associates. Producer: Jack Kinney. Playwright: Samuel Beckett. With: Burgess Meredith, Zero Mostel, Kurt Kasznar, Alvin Epstein, Luke Halpin. 16mm, b/w, sound, 102 min.

'A key work in modern theater and acknowledged throughout the world as a classic, Beckett's most famous play is shown here in a definitive film version starring Zero Mostel and Burgess Meredith as the two remarkable tramps, Vladimir and Estragon. They wait for the perhaps mythical personage, Godot, and through their suffering, patience and often hilarious wit, transcend themselves to become a portrait of the suffering of mankind itself. This WAITING FOR GODOT is a remarkable performance of one of the most important plays of the twentieth century.' -BR

'Premiering in 1959 from WNTA-TV in New York, the ambitious television experiment Play Of The Week presented an eclectic mix of plays that, according to series producer Lewis Freedman, "no one else would touch." Produced on a modest budget of $45,000 per two-hour episode, notable stage actors including Dame Judith Anderson and Helen Heyes reportedly accepted scale to star in the sparse, videotaped productions that aesthetically resembled TV's once prolific anthology programs (such as Studio One and Goodyear Playhouse) that by the close of the 1950s had largely disappeared from the airwaves. Over the course of its acclaimed two-year broadcast run, Play Of The Week distinguished itself in the emerging TV wasteland by featuring top directorial talent, such as Sidney Lumet and Daniel Petrie tackling adaptations of significant works by the likes of Eugene O'Neill (The Iceman Cometh) and Anton Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard).

As an independently-produced and syndicated series, Play Of The Week was not subject to the same intensity of McCarthy-fed scrutiny as network television programs of the era. Thanks to progressive casting stances by producers such as David Susskind (and later, Worthington Minor), stage and screen actor Zero Mostel, who suffered years of unemployment for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1955, enjoyed something of a career breakthrough after being cast in Play Of The Week productions of The World of Sholom Aleichem (1959) and Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece, Waiting for Godot (first staged in 1952). According to biographer Arthur Sainer, however, in reference to the direction of Godot by Beckett collaborator and confident Alan Schneider, Mostel reportedly humorously quipped that he "wished to be re-blacklisted." Mostel's playful critique aside, fifty years after first broadcast Play Of The Week's "Waiting for Godot" stands today as a significant example of the one of the last gasps of the "Golden Age" of television. From the production's evocative direction and stage design to the Broadway-caliber performances of the distinguished cast, Godot exemplifies the potential heights the small screen could reach as a legitimate venue for meaningful and challenging dramatic arts.' -- Mark Quigley, UCLA Film and Television Archive

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Liz Roberts

Collection - Three 16mm Films (1995-96) 16mm , Color and Black and White , min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body, philosophical

- A List of Things that Makes the Heart Beat Faster - Cicatrix - Useless Seething

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Liz Roberts

Useless Seething (1996) Color and Black and White , min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body , Literature , Queer_bi_trans

Push on the words until they turn into images

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Liz Roberts

Cicatrix (1995 ) 16mm , Black and White , min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography and Autobiography , Body , Family

A cicatrix is a scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.

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Barbara Rosenthal

American Denominations (1990-2013) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Religion? Currency? Real? Fake? Another example of this artist's sneaky wit! Previewed at "Anthology of Shorts: Video by Barbara Rosenthal" in the "Super-8 Lebt Festival," Spittleburg Theater, Austrian Film' CoOp (Guest), Vienna, Austria, November 1996. New 2013 DVD Re-edit first screened at the Boddinale Film Festival, Berlin, Feb. 2013.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Push Me (2011) DVD, color, 6.5 min

Over Rosenthal's stationary nude torso, single words scroll upwards in vertical columns at increasing speed, as she recites them in voice-over. A powerful experimental short about what people do to each other. Premiered Oct 2010 when Barbara Rosenthal represented the U.S. in Performance Art and Text-Based Art at Tina B: Prague Contemporary Art Festival.
"Like most of my work, this piece began in my Journal as an observation of an event. "Someone bumped into me hard today. I said 'Excuse me' to them. As usual." The next step also often happens: an insight. "Goddamn it! I always let myself get pushed around. I always apologize for being in the way. I never push back. I only just always wonder at it." And next, an idea came for the piece! I first envisioned it as pressure activated Button Pins, with my recoded voice saying "Push Me" when a viewer pushed one. It would be kind of fun, like a kid's street game. I had seen touch-on recording technology, so I searched online and found I could buy 2,000 "Doll Recorders" from China. But needing 20 at most, I thought of just sitting in a black leotard, or maybe nude, and having a CD play the audio, instead. More words occurred to me. Little by little, as Life pushed me around some more, the brutality of the piece evolved. Rocky relationships found their way into it, and my dramatic police arrest and incarceration on bogus charges (eventually dismissed). For three months, the words came on their own into my mind in the order you see them. I videoed my rehearsals for a live, naked performance, but then video became its medium. I always let my artwork tell me how to make it. --Barbara Rosenthal. Catalogue statement, Tina-B: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, 2010, at which this video premiered.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Push Me Pas de Deux (2011) DVD, , 7.5 min

Single words in English and German translation scroll upwards in vertical columns at increasing speed, as an American female and a German male recite in voice-over while their nude torsos advance horizontally in static positions across the screen. A powerful experimental short about what people do to each other. "Like most of my work, this piece began in my Journal as an observation of an event: 'Someone bumped into me hard today. I said excuse me to them. As usual.' The next step also often happens: an insight. 'Goddamn it! I always let myself get pushed around. I always apologize for being in the way. I never push back. I only just always wonder at it.' And next, an idea comes for a piece. Little by little, as Life pushed me around some more, the brutality of the work evolved. Rocky relationships found their way into it, as well as my dramatic police arrest and incarceration on bogus charges (eventually dismissed). For three months the words came on their own into my mind, and were listed in the Journal in the order you see them here to become this video."
CAST & CREW:
featuring Barbara Rosenthal (New York) and DJRoBeat (Berlin). Translation by Brandstifter.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Nonsense Conversation and Other Shorts (1976-2013) color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

9 existential photo-poetry-performance shorts: Quotation from Paul Gauguin, 1988 (1min 30sec); A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer, 1984 (1 min); The Secret of Life, 1992-2013 (16sec); News to Fit the Family, 1988 (2min 27sec); Nonsense Conversation, 1988 (3min 8sec); BuzzClickSsshhTingle, 2010 (3min); Daddy: Spider Story, 1977 (2min); Surreal Photo Stories (excerpt): Figure From a Dream, 1976-2013 (1min 46sec); Toil Of Three Cities / Liebesmuh, 2012 (15min). This compilation premiered at MADA: Monash University Art Design and Architecture Artforum, Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 18, 2013.

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Barbara Rosenthal

I Have a New York Accent (1988-2009) DVD, , 1.5 min

A Barbara Rosenthal short performance video. Another example of Rosenthal's zany investigations into self, other selves, humanity, and urban identity. Voice-overs by random passersby reading Rosenthal's script during a lunch hour in Madison Square Park, NYC.

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Barbara Rosenthal

International Garbage (2010) DVD, color, min

Audial inventions by the young German sound artist Brandstifter accompany Barbara Rosenthal's compulsive 4-nation collection of collectors collecting. These cacophonous, kaleidoscopic bits work both as abstract composites and as separate little movies. And, knowing Rosenthal, there must be some meaning in here somewhere. What could that be? Look again into your rubbish: seek hidden priceless gems. This video (shot in Beijing, Paris, Moscow and New York) was released concurrently with "Dirty Book," a book of leavings from her studio and kitchen, another of Rosenthal's works that make art from the trash of life.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide (2005-2007) color, 13 min

Emerging from a long, uselessly medicated depression lasting nearly a decade during which the contemplation of suicide never left her mind, artist Barbara Rosenthal, always working at the intersection of Art and Life, now recites, with many irregularities and repeated takes, Hamlet's famous soliloquy. This particular version is the loop DVD which premiered at Art Attack: Pool Art Fair at the Chelsea Hotel, Sept. 27-29, 2007. It is the first four takes of the 50 takes of this recording, and was shown as part of her Bathroom Installation which included her logo images Bird Hands, Brain Scan TR-9002, and Red Rubber Name Stamp.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Handwriting Analysis (1989-2009) color, 4 min

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS, April 12, 1989. With volumes of her "Journal" and "Project Books" on her lap, Rosenthal flips pages and talks about a computer, at a County Fair, that analyzed her handwriting. An SEG (Special Effects Generator) overlays portions of the computer's read-out. One of several of the artist's videos that offers a glimpse inside her Journals, this one allows an extended look, including at some of the mash-notes sent to her by Teaching Assistants and Technical Assistants at the 3 colleges she was teaching at that year: Nassau College, SUNY Purchase, and Parsons School of Design. When this video was shown during her talk at The Center for Book Arts, March 28, 2014, her handwriting was analyzed by Roger Rubin, America's foremost graphologist, with similar results.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Quotation from Paul Gauguin (1988-2010) DVD, color, 1.5 min

For our contemplation of multiple meanings, Rosenthal's hands unroll a roll of paper on which is printed, one word at a time, this interesting quotation from the master. Premiered at The Kitchen, NYC, April, 1988.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Feet Handoff (2010) DVD, color, 8 min

In a single, unbroken 7-minute take from a stationary camera in a tight shot, Barbara Rosenthal trades a pencil back and forth between each of her toes, and then, pencil still between toes, writes her name on a yellow legal pad attached to a clipboard. The theme of hands and feet recurs often in this artist's work, and in "Feet Handoff" she intermixes them in yet another way. In this simple, straight-on, understated video, Rosenthal explores frustrating, although eventually successful, attempts to do something very basic, but using a part of ourselves unaccustomed to the task. As we watch it prevail, her foot appears more and more like a hand.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Space and Time (1990-2010) DVD, color, 1 min

SPACE AND TIME. A text and live-action performance video depicting xeroxed text from philosopher John Redford's book and model of Space and Time. The spacial configuration and timing of the videographed xerox itself, and the foley performance sound, humorously remind us that even the infinite is finite on the screen, but at least perhaps it is not futile to attempt a definition. Shot when "cut" and "paste" meant "cut" and "paste."

DVD NTSC Sale: $250 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Postcards (2009-2010) DVD, color, 3 min

Three curious postcards. What is the writer's relationship to "Friends"? Does she mean us? Two scenes are isolated, one is densely packed. Two are from the city, one is not. All are remote. The text does not come easily. We think something is wrong, but we don't know what it is. The postcards might set our relationship right again, but the writer isn't sure. The appropriated Gypsy music is melancholy. We are made uneasy.
Typical of Barbara Rosenthal's videos, this piece evolved over time. It began as a series of 35mm slides shot while driving to Florida in 1988, and from the window of her top-floor loft on Avenue of the Americas, NYC. In 1990, a slide-adapter transferred three slides to VHS, and text was added with Amiga computer. In 1992, the 3-part piece served as one segment of the 3/4" composite video "Shadow Boxes, Etc." The original slides have been digitally scanned and enhanced, the font replaced, and timing tweaked during remastering.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Postcards & Other Shorts (1976-2013) DVD, color and b&w, 29 min

This DVD contains 21 quick-paced videos, Barbara Rosenthal made in various technologies from 1975-2013. The 1/2-hour compilation was premiered at the Boddinale Film Festival, Berlin, in February 2013, when she was invited to screen and discuss her work. It comprises: BURP TALK, THE SECRET OF LIFE, FINGERNAILS, SHADOW BOX, VIENNA PHOTOS, CAR COMING, BOGGLE, HANDS AND FEET, AMERICAN DENOMINATIONS, DOG RECOGNITION, POSTCARDS,THE HAIRCUT,PLAYING WITH MATCHES, ROCK-A-BYE ROCK LOBSTER, MEMPHIS PARTY DOLL, BREAKING GLASS, COLORS AND AURAS, HOT AND COLD SHAKEUP, RULES, BuzzClickSsshhTingle, SECRET CODES.

DVD NTSC Sale: $785 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Two Humorous Architecture Videos (1990-2014) DVD, color, 17.5 min

As a dual video, this piece premiered in the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, a NYC artspace on the Lower East Side / East Village, NYC, September, 2014.
MUSEUM BOARD: Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014.
NEWS CORRAL: With her usual silly-o-seriousness, Rosenthal attempts to corral her dog, Zeke, her old cat, Stripe, and her kitten, Tunafish, into her sculpture, News Corral, an open-form piling of Daily News on the floor of her loft at 727 Avenue of the Americas, NYC. The video is shot from her sleeping loft / office loft upper open space above the main floor, and the audio is her calling the "soo-eee" of animal-ranglers, and sounds of her pets as they comply or don't comply at their pleasure. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's 1985 video MUSEUM BOARD. The piece has yet to premiere at any video screening. Such delay is not atypical of this artist, who is known for making art as a primary function, whether or not, or when or if, it's ever shown. Asked about this, she says, "There will be plenty of time to show it after I'm dead, but only time now while alive to make it.

DVD NTSC Sale: $585 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Museum Board (1990-2014) DVD, color, 9 min

Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's News Corral in a double-issue DVD called Two Humorous Architectural Videos, which had been produced as such in 1990 in VHS, but not issued until 2014.

DVD NTSC Sale: $385 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

News Corral (1990-2014) DVD, color, 9 min

Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's News Corral in a double-issue DVD called Two Humorous Architectural Videos, which had been produced as such in 1990 in VHS, but not issued until 2014.

DVD NTSC Sale: $385 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

"I'm Growing Up" Media-Morph Performance at Grace Exhibition Space, Bklyn, NY, April 16, 2013 Documentation Footage (2013) DVD, color, 11 min

This video is single-take, unbroken 10-minute documentary footage recorded by the artist's stationary iPod during her live performance. She is seen among the audience, then in projection, costume, and mask, as the portraits of herself a different ages morph to create different selves, accompanied by harmonica audio track on the morph projection by Mike Markham. An eerie and elegant use of technology, plus a rare glimpse into an actual underground performance art space.
Other notable performances by Barbara Rosenthal have been in front of White Box Gallery and Guggenheim Museum, NY, 2005; Wooloo New Life Festival, Berlin, 2008; SET Gallery, Brooklyn, 2009; Stonehendge, UK, 2010; Grand' Place, Brussels, 2010; Tribes Gallery, NY, 2012; and Espace Trocadero, Paris, Feb 2013.

DVD NTSC Sale: $195 (limited edition DVD)

Abraham Ravett

Piyut I-V (2009 - 2012) color and b&w, 96 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, diary

Compilation DVD

Notes For A Polish Jew (2012) 8 min, 16mm, silent.
If his father had lived beyond the age of seventy-four, the following may have been the cinematic response to the city where in 1944, he last saw his family. Filmed in the mid-1980s, Lodz, Poland. Constructed in 2012, Florence, MA. USA.

From Prague to Poland (2010) 15 min, DVD, sound.
Sixty years after his familys departure from Poland, the filmmaker returns to the city where he was born.

What My Father Would Have Seen In Poland (2010) 54 min, DVD, sound.
A contemporary, on-line archive of Polish amateur films made between the 1950s - 1980s, provides an opportunity to reflect on stories of survival and attempts at reconciliation.

non-Aryan (2009) 12 min, silent, color, 16mm.
A recent article in the NYT revealed that during the 1930s and 1940s administrators at Columbia University restricted the hiring of refugee, Jewish medical doctors by severely limited the number of "non-Aryans" on their staff. Inspired by that revelation, the following is a cinematic tribute, a portrait of another "non-Aryan" who was not a physician and arrived in the USA in 1955.

Trepches (2009) 7 min, silent, beta.
In the process of making "The March" (1999), my mother spoke about the wooden shoes she and other inmates wore n their forced march out of Auschwitz. She called them "trephes." Utilizing one of the optically printed segments from "The March," I've re-visited that filmmaking experience and our exchange.

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Abraham Ravett

After the Unveiiling (1981) , 129 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

After the Unveiling is a film about change. It is a personal documentary done in diary format of my mothers life immediately following my fathers death. It begins with cultural rites proceeding death, that of sitting "shive," and goes on to record the many daily acts my mother once shared with her husband and now must face alone. Delineated, is the integral place that my mothers religion and culture holds for her, the inevitable influence it has on me, and the resulting conflict that is created for my mother and myself by me selecting a mate from a different religious background.

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Abraham Ravett

Everything's For You (1989) color and b&w, 58 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Everythings For You reflects the filmmakers relationship with his deceased father, a man who survived both the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. The film utilizes a combination of previously shot material (1974-78) family photographs, archival footage, optically printed current footage, cell animation sequences, and computer graphics to create a mosaic, a meditation on filial relationships. Dialogue is in both Yiddish and English.

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Abraham Ravett

Lunch With Fela (2005) color, 59 min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Lunch With Fela, is the filmmakers response to the passing of his last parent, Fela Ravett. Utilizing a combination of DV footage shot during her stay at a nearby nursing facility, excerpts from previously made 16mm film, animation sequences, plus remaining family memorabilia, the film renders the presence and absence of a much loved parent. Lunch With Fela, is the eighth film in a series that address the complexities of family history and Jewish cultural identity.

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Abraham Ravett

Short Films Volume II (1984-2003) color, 81 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, diary

Compilation DVD.

Zegers Note (1984), 17 min, color, 16mm

A Calming Breeze (1984) 17 min, color, SILENT, 16mm

Toncia (1986) 13 min, color, sound, 16mm

And Then... (2002) 6 min, color and b&w, SILENT, 16 mm

Sunday Paper (2003) 11 min, color, sound, DV

Mizuko (2002) 9 min, color, sound, DV

The Visit (2003) 8 min, color, SILENT, 16mm

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Abraham Ravett

Short Filmes Volume III (1987-2008) color and b&w, 56.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation DVD

Ijime Part 1 (2008) 13 min, sound, Beta SP and Mini

Ijime Part II (2007) 8 min, sound, Beta SP and Mini DV

Tziporah (2007) 7 min, SILENT, 16mm

North Side / South Side (2006) 5:30 min, SILENT, Beta SP and Mini DV

Garden (1999) in collaboration with Bill T. Jones, 8 min, color, sound, 16mm and video

Jack Haber (1987) 15 min, b&w, SILENT, 16mm

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Abraham Ravett

Three Films (1985-1999) color and b&w, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history, diary

Compilation DVD

Half Sister (1985) 22 min, color, sound, 16mm.
A recently discovered photograph of my half sister, who was killed in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz, inspires the imagination to conceive a life that would have been.

In Memory (1933) 13 min, B&W, sound, 16mm
In Memory, is a tribute, a projected memorial to members of my family and all those who died under Nazi occupation.

The March (1999) 25 min, color & B&W, sound, 16mm
Utilizing a series of conversation conducted over a thirteen-year period between the filmmaker and his mother, The March, details Fela Ravett's recollections of the 1945 Death March from Auschwitz.

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Abraham Ravett

Reflections on Japan (1992 - 2002) color and b&w, 93 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation DVD.

HORSE/KAPPA/HOUSE (1995) 33 min, sound, b&w & color, 16mm.
Inspired by Yanagita Kunio's book of regional folktalkes, The Legends of Tono. HORSE/KAPPA/HOUSE records the landscape in several small villages throughout Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Animation sequences by Sumiaki Ishida.

An Abu's Warning (1992) 50 min, silent, color and b&w, 16mm.
A 20th century traveler comes to Japan and is confronted by a landscape, its inhabitants and cultural traditions quite different from his own experiences. Shot in the summer, 1987.

Afterthoughts on a Legend (2002) 10 min, silent, color and b&w, 16mm.
A response to the inklings that resonate ten years after a trip to Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

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Abraham Ravett

Two Films (1988 - 1998) , 77 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Compilation DVD.

The Balcony (1988) 48 min, black & white, SILENT, 16mm.
The lives of people are observed within the confines of one, twenty-two story high rise apartment complex and its adjacent courtyard. Shot over a period of fifteen months and from one vantage point, THE BALCONY speculates on the evanescence of all our lives.

The Boardwalk (1998) 29 min, black & white, SILENT, 16mm.
The Brighton Beach-Coney Island boardwalk is a long, winding, ocean front walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Photographed over a three year period, the landscape rendered reflects the seasonal changes, daily activities, and the filmmaker's projected future.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Rosenthal Describes Her Eyebrows (with Mitch Corber) (2016) DVD NTSC, Color, 02:33;09 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy, pesonal diary journal

In another of her absurdist identity conceptual-performance videos, Barbara Rosenthal is challenged by NY videographer/poet Mitch Corber during casual descriptive wordplay conversation in his studio, to describe her own eyebrows without looking in the mirror. Because there was an unnamed, anonymous individual sitting next to her during the shoot, Rosenthal edited the piece to exclude his image and other distractions, resulting in yet another of Rosenthal's unique uses of the video-screen surface.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $95.00

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