Fern Silva

Passage Upon the Plume (2011) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment and nature, landscape and architecture, spiritual/mystical

"Those who go thither, they return not again."

"Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets. Hearts heavier and lighter than the feather, permitted passage. Tethered or freed, resting from life or dawning anew." -Charity Coleman

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Georg Anthony Svatek

As You Pass By (2014) digital file, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Georg Anthony Svatek

Early 12 New York Song (2012) dvd, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Fern Silva

Films By Fern Silva (2010-2014) DVD, color & b/w, 80 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, ethic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Films by Fern Silva

Wayward Fronds - 2014, 13 min
Tender Feet - 2013, 10 min
Concrete Parley - 2012, 18 min
Passage Upon the Plume - 2011, 7 min
Peril of the Antilles - 2011, 6 min
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails - 2010, 13 min
Servants of Mercy - 2010, 13 min

Rental: $80

Rob Sabal

Eye/Flower (1979) 16mm, color, 3.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Rob Sabal

Flotation Rinse (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Rob Sabal

New Years, 1981 (1981) 16mm, color, 3.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lynne Sachs

Collection of Films on DVD Exploring Women, Culture, Science & Myth by Lynn Sachs Vol. 1, A (2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 65 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring: "Biography of Lilith" & "The House Science: a museum of false facts" "This DVD collection presents two of Lynne Sachs' earlier films with several more recent media works -- all of which explore themes of women, culture, science & myth. The creative as well as intellectual inner workings of these projects are revealed for the first time in the context of an elaborately conceived, yet accessible disc." BIOGRAPHY OF LILITH updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman and for some, the first feminist. In conjunction with the film, the DVD offers a personal introduction to Jewish Kabbala. THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE: A MUSEUM OF FALSE FACTS investigates science and art's representation of women in our society using home movies, collage, found footage and personal rememberances. DVD FEATURES INCLUDE Over 40 minutes of never-before-seen interviews with four prominent Judaic scholars provide anchors for discussion of the Lilith mygh. Six of Sachs' poems which were written during the making of Biography of Lilith Thirteen collages with text from "The House of Science"Two short films: "Window Work" and "Photograph of Wind"Filmmaker BiographyInteractive MenusDVD-ROM: Printable Transcript of "The House of Science" and "Poetry from Biography of Lilith"

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lynne Sachs

House of Science: Museum of False Facts, The (1991) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Throughout THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE: A MUSEUM OF FALSE FACTS, an image of a woman, her brain revealed, is a leitmotif. It suggests that the mind/body split so characteristic of Western thought is particularly troubling for women, who may feel themselves moving between the territories of the film's title -- house, science, and museum, or private, public, and idealized space -- without wholly inhabiting any of them. This film explores society's representation and conceptualization of women through home movies, personal reminiscences, staged scenes, found footage, and voice. Sach's personal memories recall the sense of her body being divided, whether into sexual and functional territories, or 'the body of the body' and 'the body of the mind.'" -- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archive "Her task suggests a new, feminized film form in which the coming-of-age rituals are recast into a potent web for affirmation and growth." -- Crosby McCloy, SF Cinematheque "The film takes off on a visual and aural collage, ... combining the theoretical issues of feminism with the discrete and personal remembrances of childhood." -- Heather Mackey, The San Francisco Bay Guardian Awards and Exhibition: Experimental Prize, Athens Film Festival; Juror's Award, Black Maria Film Festival; Chicago Filmmakers; OsnabrÄck Media Arts Festival; LA Filmforum; Oberhausen Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive; First Prize, Utah Film and Video Festival.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Lynne Sachs

Window Work (2000) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper-- simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears the rhythmic, pulsing symphony of crickets in a Baltimore summer night.. Other times jangling toys dissolve into the roar of a jet overhead, or children tremble at the sound of thunder. These disparate sounds dislocate the space temporally and physically from the restrictions of reality. The small home-movie boxes within the larger screen are gestural forms of memory, clues to childhood, mnemonic devices that expand on the sense of immediacy in her "drama." These miniature image-objects represent snippets of an even earlier media technology -- film. In contrast to the real time video image, they feel fleeting, ephemeral, imprecise. "A picture window that looks over a magically realistic garden ablaze in sunlight fills the entire frame. In front, a woman reclines while secret boxes filled with desires and memories, move around her as if coming directly out of the screen." -- Helen DeWitt, "Thresholds of the Frame", Tate Modern Museum of Contemporary Art, London "On screen images of ordinary objects seem weirdly evocative. A duster complete with a bushy top of feathers begins to resemble a palm tree. You will discover that a great deal is happening, some of it inside your own mind. The magic of the piece occurs in the moments between sounds." -- Holly Selby, "Art Portfolio," The Baltimore Sun Dallas Video Festival; Delaware Art Museum Biennial; Athens Film Fest; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; New York Film Expo; Black Maria Director's Citation; Moscow Film Festival; Tate Modern, London; Film Arts Festival, San Francisco Sale: VHS $20, also available on Beta or DV upon request

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lynne Sachs

Photograph of Wind (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

My daughter's name is Maya. I've been told that the word "maya" means illusion in Hindu philosophy. As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I realize that her childhood is not something I can grasp but rather -- like the wind -- something I feel tenderly brushing across my cheek. "Sachs suspends in time a single moment of her daughter." Fred Camper, Chicago Reader San Francisco Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival Sale: VHS $20, also available on Beta or DV upon request

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Lynne Sachs

First Steps in a Terra Incognita (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Part of the House of Drafts Bosnian-American Web Collaboration (house-of-drafts. org) A young American woman travels to Bosnia to contemplate life there after a period of war. The camera is her "being," moving quietly in and out of apartments and mosques in Sarajevo, across cultures, between the real and the imaginary.

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Lynne Sachs

Tornado (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A tornado is a spinning cyclone of nature. It stampedes like an angry bull through a tranquil pasture of blue violets and upright blades of grass. A tornado kills with abandon but has no will. Lynne Sachs' "TORNADO" is a poetic piece shot from the perspective of Brooklyn, where much of the paper and soot from the burning towers fell on September 11. Sachs' fingers obsessively handle these singed fragments of resumes, architectural drawings and calendars, normally banal office material that takes on a new, haunting meaning. Sale: free VHS tape with $20 donation to the Film-Makers' Coop also available on Beta or DV upon request

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Mark Sadan

Laughing Bear () 16mm, black and white, 5.3 min

Genre: Experimental

With the several hundred dollars prize money and a sense of encouragment he went on to make more experimental independent films such as 'Laughing Bear' and had his work featured at the New York Film Festival and received two 'Cineprobe' screenings of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Sadan

New Venus () 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Mark Sadan

Other World of R. Patrick Sullivan, The () 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Mark Sadan

Rosebud () 16mm, black and white, 5.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Sadan

Waiting () 16mm, black and white, 11.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Mark Sadan

Whispers () 16mm, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Harry William Saffren

Hindewhu: "Whistle" () 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Harry William Saffren

One Day Chris And Franky () 16mm, black and white, 6.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Safran

Easy Rider () 16mm, black and white, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Fred Safran

Kill For Peace () 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Safran

Love Potion Number Nine () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Safran

Paradise Now () 16mm, , 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Safran

Stairway to the Stairs () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Safran

Trans--It () 16mm, black and white, 6.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sam Samatowicz

Actuate II (1974) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stephen R. Sanders

It's Not a Ship, It's a Sail (1967) 16mm, color, 28.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alister Sanderson

Birdfilm (1973) Regular 8mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Printed from Plus-X black-and-white."-A.S.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Alister Sanderson

Moving Life (1973) Regular 8mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Printed from Kodachrome colour."-A.S.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Sharon Sandusky

Passing Influence (1986) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

... is a document about the spontaneous combustion of a pathological world view. When a belief system dies, sometimes it helps to have a funeral. This film explores society's representation and conceptualization of women through home movies, personal reminiscences, staged scenes, found footage and voice. Sach's personal memories recall the sense of her body being divided, whether into sexual and functional territories, or "the body of the body" and "the body of the mind." -- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archives

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sharon Sandusky

Richtung (1987) 16mm, color, 2.45 min

Genre: Experimental

"Through precision in editing and the choice of elements in her film Richtung, whose sound was done in Frankfurt, Sharon Sandusky achieves a metaphor for 'external control and guidance'..." -- Ines Sommer, Chicago-Frankfurt Film Exchange

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sharon Sandusky

C'mon, Babe (Danke Schoen) (1988) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"An inventive, humorous, and sometimes biting recombination of the staples of the 'nature documentary,' including pompous music and voice-over and ground's-eye-view photography." -- Dr. Barry Sherman, U. of GA.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Andres Sanz

Emily, Greensboro 1995 (1995) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Raymond Saroff

Injun (NYC): I () 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Injun (NYC): I () 16mm, black and white, 17.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Nekropolis: I () 16mm, black and white, 14.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Nekropolis: II () 16mm, black and white, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Store Days I and II () 16mm, black and white, 14.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, history

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Raymond Saroff

Voyages: I () 16mm, black and white, 14.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Voyages: II () 16mm, black and white, 17.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

World's Fair: I () 16mm, black and white, 17.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

World's Fair: II () 16mm, black and white, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Claes Oldenburg Happenings Ray Gun Theater --1962 (1962) 16mm, black and white, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Raymond Saroff

Happenings: One (1962) 16mm, black and white, 22.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Raymond Saroff

Happenings: Two (1962) 16mm, black and white, 20.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Raymond Saroff

Real Thing, The (1964) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Raymond Saroff

Private Parts: Artists and Others (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 25.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Pat Saunders

Four Plus Two () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Schaefer

Frankenstein (1974) Super 8, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Michael Schell

Early Season () 16mm, color, 3.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Schell

Higher Laws () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Schell

Selfsame () 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $27.00
16mm Rental: $27.00

Michael Schell

Three Video Tapes: Refrains, Just Words, Bricolage () 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

NYC (1976) 16mm, color, 2.15 min

Genre: Experimental

A miniature city symphony, an attempt to distill motion music from architecture and light. Screened at Anthology Film Archives, Baltimore International Film Festival (Special Jury Award), C. I. N. E. Eagle award, Ann Arbor, Velden Festival of the Nations (award), Figueira da Foz International Film festival, Hong Kong International film festival (First prize -- experimental category). Telecast, H. B. O., Showtime, ON-TV. Museum of Modern Art, Films in the Park, etc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Aria Striata (1978) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Black and white textural montage set to Japanese Jazz Bach. An exploration of the lyrical quality of random motion montage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Reasons To Be Glad (1980) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Animated. A combination valentine to -- and trailer for an imagined biopic of Xavier Cugat set to his orchestration of La Cumparsita and featuring a vocal by Diana Shore. Exhibition: Anthology Film Archives (in Tour of Experimental Classics); Ann Arbor Film Festival; Atlanta Film and Video Festival; Hof Film Festival; Marion County National Film Competition; Annecy Int'l Film Festival; Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film and others. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Milk of Amnesia (1992) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Animated. A tango through the labyrinth of memory. An animated montage as a lyrical, non-linear approximation of the way the brain catalogs the stuff of every day life. Awards: First Prize, Animation, Sinking Creek Film Festival; First Prize, Animation and Festival Tour, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Second Prize, Charlotte Film Festival; Second Prize, Bucks County Film Festival. Exhibition (selected): NY Film Festival; Leipzig Film Festival; Berlin Film Festival; London Film Festival; Ottawa Film Festival; San Francisco Int'l Film Festival; Aspen Film Festival; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Philadelphia Film Festival; Cleveland Film Festival; Virginia Festival of American Films; Hamburg No Budget Film Festival; Uppsala Film Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival; Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Garden of Regrets (1994) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Animated. A rotoscoped animated montage -- collage -- collision film. A pre-apocalyptic subliminal narrative composed of over ten thousand paintings in a densely woven film about love, lust, life and regrets. Awards and Exhibition (selected): Second Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Festival Tour; First Prize, Marin County Film Exposition; Honorable Mention, Columbus Film Festival; Second Prize, Humboldt Film Festival; Second Prize, Big Muddy Film Festival; Silver Award, The New York Art Director's Club; Phila-film; Second Prize, Bucks County Film Festival; Golden Gate Award, SF Int'l Film Festival; Toronto, Ottawa, ASIFA and others. Telecast on Alive-TV (PBS), Canal Plus, ZDF. Exhibited (in short loops) on the Internet by Wired (On-line) Gallery. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Nerve Tonic (1995) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animated. A study in screen depth and bi-pack shooting. Rayograms in explosive shimmering colors. Awards and Exhibition (selected): Screened as an installation piece, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia; Knitting Factory, NY; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Director's Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Warren (1995) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Jeff Scher turns the table on his former teacher and mentor, creating an intimate dialogue between friends as well as a battle of directorial wills." -- Jon Gartenberg, SF Int'l Film Festival A portrait of Warren Sonbert. Exhibition: NY Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; Millennium, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Pacific Film Archive; Academy Film Archives.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Ann Arbor Festival Trailer 97 (1997) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Trigger Happy (1997) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animated. Dancing in the street with thousands of objects picked up from the street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Filmed in delirious Black and White Hi-Con. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Knitting Factory, NY; Mill Valley Film Festival; Northampton Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Yours (1997) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Live Action/Animation. A sentimental love song is revisited in psychedelichrome. "Take whatever you got before seeing this one, kids, and you'll thank us!" -- New York Underground Film Festival program Exhibition: Premiere, Getty Museum, LA; Three Rivers Film Festival; Honolulu Underground Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; NY Underground Film Festival; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Zagreb. Collections: Academy Film Archives; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Bang Bang (1998) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

An experimental in percussive Bi-Lateral symmetry in pursuit of color optical retinal effects. Best experimental: N. Y. Underground Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Postcards From Warren (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Sid (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Turkish Traffic (1998) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Hand painted near east musical ecstasies or a celebration of modern Turkish Traffic. Perm. collection -- MoMA, Ann Arbor, Director's prize - Black Maria.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Grand Central (1999) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A tone poem about Grand Central Station. Music by Shay Lynch.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Hans Scheugl

(Calcutta) Go (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

An Indian, when walking, never stops. An obstacle only makes him change directions. To go is like the flow of life itself, ugly as it may be. Calcutta, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is now one of the saddest and poorest ones. Its traffic is hell. But still, it flows. -- H.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hans Scheugl

Prince of Peace (1993) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

The entrace to a men's toilet in an underground pedestrian passage in Vienna. Church bells are heard in the distance. In a merciless editing rhythm, anonymous men are brought ever closer to the opaque glass door, in rhythmic stanzas they are sucked ever deeper inside the room one can't see into. In between there are photos from a pornographic magazine, in which a tattooed Saviour is placed in a direct connection with the sexual intercourse between two men -- all to the sounds of ghastly brass band music. PRINCE OF PEACE is written under the Redeemer's face.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eve Schicker

Opera Ontologica (1992) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Diary (1967) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

A film diary comprising of little projects too tender to exist with humility outside of this protective context, as well as little scrap pieces of projects and outtakes which never went anywhere but for some reason were too dear to throw out. A filmic junkbox of rusty tools and broken costume jewelry.

Rental: $call

Joel Schlemowitz

Joel Schlemowitz - Representative Works (1990-1998) (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Available at a special discounted price is the following packaged show, approximate running time 60 minutes. The packaged show includes the following films: Weimar / Eye Music / Übel / Weeping Film / Poem For the Past / When He Leaves / Doris' Garden / Morris Engel Time Sculpture / Angelbubble / Unmeasured Prelude for Kerry Laitala / Filmpoem for Wanda Phipps / Invitation to a Voyage / Purple Candle Poem / Abrasions / Pillowbook / Channeled Energies Also available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL. VHS sale price: $70 individual, $150 institutional

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Joel Schlemowitz - Representative Works (1997-2002) (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Available at a special discounted price is the following packaged show, approximate running time 60 minutes. The packaged show includes the following films: Incantation Documentation / Reverie / Typoclavecin Film - Variations on the Blues for JoJo #10 / morning poem #40 / Bagatelle in Neon / Bagatelle Biologique / Fogg / Moving Images - the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates / All Saints Day / Boulder-Brooklyn, a correspondence film Also available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL. VHS sale price: $70 individual, $150 institutional

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Mark Street

Marseille Animation: Frozen Sisters (2016) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, structural

Cultural exports and imports waving in the wind.

Rental: $30

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $50

Joel Schlemowitz

Channeled Energies (1993) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

3 minutes of painful and pleasurable images glimpsed in negative juxtaposed with a single long scratch played on an optical reader on the soundtrack. Screenings include: London Film Festival, 1993; Whitney Museum, 2000; "SEXperimental" Ocularis, Broolyn, NY, 2001

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Poem for the Past (1993) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A filmic analogy for the elusiveness of the past. The operations of unconventional printing techniques representing the processes of memory. The film begins with 8mm home movies laid in a jumble over 16mm stock and exposed with a flashlight, and ends with the home movies run through a 16mm contact printer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Louis Armstrong Obon (2015) Digital File, super 8, color, 14 min

A short documentary portrait of Japanese jazz musicians Yoshio and Keiko Toyama, seen through their annual visit to the grave of Louis Armstrong at Flushing Cemetery in Queens, NY. Screenings: Japan Cuts 2015, Crossroads Film Festival, 2016.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Filmpoem for Wanda Phipps (1995) 16mm, color, 3.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

I came across Wanda's poem in a journal called The World, and it just struck me, so to speak. Before even meeting her I shot a roll of street scenes, and the rest is history.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

1734 (1997) 35mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A short film of Emily Dickinson's poem number 1734, which begins with: "Oh, honey of an hour". The words of the poem appear handpainted onto the film frames. Please note: 35mm print

Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $40.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bagatelle In Neon (1997) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Three friendly little minutes of lights at night on Avenue A, shot on black and white and extensively and laboriously hand-colored.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Invitation to a Voyage (1997) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

After Henri Duparc's setting of the poem by Baudelaire, which is heard in faint echo on the soundtrack. Rococo adhesive transparencies over hand-colored film alternate with Jenn Reeves seen in black and white negative. Screenings include: Synesthesia in Film & Video, University of Rhode Island, 2000

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bacchanale (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bacchanalia, kindly provided by the Aesthesians, and set to the music of Saint-Saëns from an early recording of Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bagatelle Biologique (2000) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Corpuscles dash about. Nerves twitch. Neurons fire. Anatomical illustrations, overlaid with the body's actions through scratching and handpainting directly onto the film. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2000

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2000. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2001; Olympia Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Boulder-Brooklyn, a correspondence film (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Nicole Koschmann. A three minute roll of film shot by Joel Schlemowitz of Brooklyn, NY and mailed to Nicole Koschmann in Nederland, just outside Boulder, CO. The two collaborators shot images on the same undeveloped film, fusing together images from New York and Colorado.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Moving Images - the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates (2001) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

The day the Film-Makers' Cooperative was forced by loss of lease to move from their offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street in New York City filmmaker and Coop member Joel Schlemowitz showed up with a camera to document the historic moment. Rather than record the event per se, a freewheeling use of roving handheld, time lapse and double exposure were employed to create a visually evocative, impressionistic documentary about the Film-Makers' Cooperative. On the soundtrack Jonas Mekas, one of the Coop's founders, and MM Serra, the current executive director, describe the Coop's beginnings, the organization's recent struggles, and the difficulties of finding space for the arts. The Film-Makers' Cooperative, founded in 1962 as a filmmaker-run distribution center, is now the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world, with over 5,000 films and videos. Since 1967 the Coop had its offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street New York City. It has now relocated to the Clocktower Gallery at 108 Leonard Street. Screenings include:Millennium Film Workshop, 2001; Humboldt Film Festival, 2002; Thaw02 Film and Video Festival, 2002; Art Film Festival (Solvokia), 2002; Sydney Film Festival, 2002; Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2002; Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002; Chicago InternationalFilm Festival, 2002; Denver InternationalFilm Festival, 2002 Honorable Mention, Thaw02; Silver Plaque, 38th Chicago International Film Festival

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day [2] (2002) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A second collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2001. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse (2003) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous "Anti-Reading" series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. On the film's soundtrack we hear how the Anti-Readings were started, descriptions of various Anti-Reading activities including the Poetry smokable poems known as Poetry Cigarettes, the memory tester called "I Forgot," and the Diary in the shape of a Bunny. The film includes footage shot at Anti-Readings, with time-lapse, double exposures, distorting lenses, and frenetic non-traditional camerawork evocative of the playfully chaotic spirit of the events.

Rental: $60.00 VHS rental price: 30.00 VHS sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

David Schmidlapp

Big Time Operator (1998) 16mm, color, 43.15 min

Genre: Experimental

In this film tale of time and chemistry, a delusional protagonist, the Big Time Operator, (played by the filmmaker's aging father) tries to dupe the children of the world into buying his magic elixir. A disjunctive narrative proceeds. The children sing their innocent songs (music by Walter Steding) as they chase their future and cry for the truth.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Carolee Schneemann

Fuses (1967) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Filmed and edited by Schneemann; with herself, James Tenney and Kitch. "Pornography is an anti-emotional medium, in content and intent, and its lack of emotion renders it wholly ineffective for women. This absence of sensuality is so contrary to female eroticism that pornography becomes, in fact, anti-sexual. Schneemann's film, by contrast, is devastatingly erotic, transcending the surfaces of sex to communicate its true spirit, its meaning as an activity for herself and, quite accurately, women in general. Significantly, Schneemann conceives the film as shot through the eyes of her cat -- the impassive observer whose view of human sexuality is free of voyeurism and ignorant of morality. "In her attempt to reproduce the whole visual and tactile experience of lovemaking as a subjective phenomenon, Schneemann spent some three years marking on the film, baking it in the oven, even hanging it out the window during rainstorms on the off chance it might be struck by lightning. Much as human beings carry the physical traces of their experiences, so this film testifies to what it has been through and communicates the spirit of its maker. The red heat baked into the emulsion suffuses the film, a concrete emblem of erotic power." -- B. Ruby Rich, Chicago Art Institute Project at 18 fps.

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Carolee Schneemann

Viet-Flakes (1966) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

VIET-FLAKES was composed from an obsessive collection of Vietnam atrocity images I collected from foreign magazines and newspapers over a five-year period. Magnifying glasses from the "5 & 10" were taped onto a borrowed 16mm Bolex in order to physically "travel" within the photographs - producing a rough animation. Images in and out of focus, broken rhythms and pans, the abstracted shapes and motions, speeding perceptual contradictions. For instance, a pointillism of falling black specks in focus becomes bombs dropping through the sky; an impressionistic swirl of tones translates as faces of US soldiers leading barefoot villagers from a gas-filled tunnel; a "Rembrandt ink drawing" focuses in as a tank dragging a roped body .... VIET-FLAKES was central in "Snows," the Kinetic Theater work I presented at the Martinique Theater, New York, 1966, in conjunction with Angry Arts Week. "Snows" concretized imagery and the denied ravages of the war and did its part in heightening moral outrage at the endless destruction. James Tenney's sound collage intercuts three-second fragments of Vietnamese religious chants and secular songs with fragments of Bach and 1960s "Top of the Charts."

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Carolee Schneemann

Plumb Line (1972) 16mm, color, 15.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Breaking down, splitting apart, burning up: a relationship and the film itself. Edited from scrap diary footage shot in 8mm, hand printed as 16mm. PLUMB LINE is a moving and powerful subjective chronicle of the breaking up of a love relationship. The film is a devastating exorcism, as the viewer sees and hears the film approximate the interior memory of the experience. "PLUMB LINE was beautiful, laying everything open even more than FUSES -- a very public private film -- and as clear as crystal." -- David Curtis Exhibition: London Int'l Film Festival; Buffalo Women's Film Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Kenny Schneider

Bupkis () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kenny Schneider

Chicken Soup (1973) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

A personal documentary that chronicles the making of a pot of chicken soup from live chicken to dinner itself. The elderly couple making the soup speak in both English and Yiddish; there is no general narration. --Peter De Domenico, 6/1994

Dealing with the complete home preparation of "a delicious Jewish chicken soup" from killing the chicken to slurping the soup, Schneider's film treats its subject in a manner that might best be described as affectionate revulsion. For those of us who, after a childhood of Sunday suffering, contemplate chicken soup with rather less equanimity than Socrates brought to the hemlock, Schneider says it all-or almost all. There should be a sequel on matzoh balls. --Roger Greenspun, NY Times, 2/1971 as part of Nine Film Portraits in the Whitney Museum of American Art's New American Filmmakers Series

Rental: $56.00
16mm Rental: $56.00

Kenny Schneider

Sparktaurus/Lou Como () 16mm, black and white, 21.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Kenny Schneider

Kek (1969) 16mm, color, 6.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kenny Schneider

Comic Sutra (1970) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rosalind Schneider

Abstraction (1971) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

"Abstraction deals with the interpretation of abstract form as found in the combination of the nude body, landscape, and objects. Imagery is achieved through visual distortion dealing with reflective surfaces, as well as the superimposition of subject matter. The rhythmic structure focuses on a pulsating expansion and contraction that simulates a life force. An attempt has been made to reveal the basic concepts of a painter's approach to the distillation of reality." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Dream Study () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, environment/nature, erotic

"A body portrait of a young woman in relation to nature and to herself, by means of superimpositions. A sensuous abstraction." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Irvington To New York (1972) 16mm, color, 3.15 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images seen from a train are transformed into a multi-layered visual experience. In quick flashes and single frames, the film builds momentum as it concentrates on the texture of landscape, towns and industry along the Hudson River. Time becomes compressed equalizing past, present and future images into a richly saturated montage. The sound of the train magnifies the intensity of a visual onslaught." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

On (1972) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

"Sexuality as a trip. Superimposed images of Chinese restaurant signs, store fronts and city lights over the intense coupling of an involved pair of lovers. A sexual fantasy with humor as the juxtaposition of the commercial message is parodied." -RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Orbitas () 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Used as creative writing stimulus, elementary and high school. Has been likened to a journey into inner/outer space." -RS

"an abstract visual experience using form and color in motion is designed to simulate for the viewer a journey into the unconscious in which each surrenders to his own individual interpretation of images seen." -Art & Cinema

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Parallax (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Three-screen film. Three projectors with lamps of equal wattage are required, having lenses of 2" for normal projection: approx. 50 feet projector-to-screen. Place projectors side-by-side; screen images should be same-sized, separate but touching. Center reel is mixed color/B&W and carries the soundtrack. The two side reels are B&W, silent, and are to be run at 24 fps with sound turned off. Begin with center projector, sound turned on, and run alone until the title "Parallax" is finished: then switch on two side projectors simultaneously.

'Film as a triptych. Original score: Michael Dreyfuss." - R.S.

"...enhanced by the technical device of using 3 screens at once with the same image on each, but projected a-synchronously. The use of color, black-and-white, and the re-elaboration of an image... fills the eyes... brings us unconsciously to the most intimately self-insightful level of intuitiveness. Pictorically similar to an enormous fresco, PARALLAX moves its characters through a dance without time and perhaps without end...." - Anna Canepa, Art Workers' Newsletter

Premiered at the New York Cultural Center's 'Women Artists as Filmmakers,' 1973. In the collection of the Lincoln Center Dance Archives.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Rosalind Schneider

Still Life (1971) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

"A voyage into red cabbage and shells. Shells transform themselves into orange canyons. Cabbage as the universe! A painter's film. Soundtrack: the sound of the sculptures of the Baschet brothers." - RS

"...evokes visual pleasure... sensitive handling of her somewhat mysterious subjects." -AH Weiler, New York Times

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

Andrea Acting Out (1974) , 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children/youth, environment/nature, family

"An experimental portrait of the filmmaker's ten year old daughter. Based on footage collected over a two year period, the film explores the inner and outer consciousness of the child and develops the nature of her fantasy life in abstract terms. Although the film deals with the reality of her world as shown by the documentation of sensitive relationships with her animals, it supercedes reality by creating its own rhythms and new images. Her joy and moodiness are contrasted by the superimpositions of color and black and white footage; and we are also aware of the subtle changes that have begun to take place as she matures. The free spirit of the child is revealed by the sound track based on recordings of her favorite music box layered over her interpretive zither playing and the reciting of Andrea's original poetry." - RS

"The climax of the film is a spectacular shadow dance... As Andrea bends her limbs, the silhouette of her body becomes intertwined with the sinuous shadows of tree branches creating a marvellous image which, perhaps symbolizes the spontaneous enthusiasm of youth." - Kristina Nordstrom, Art & Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rosalind Schneider

Life Notes I (1975) , min

Rental: $35.00

Rosalind Schneider

Butterfly, The (1976) , min

Rental: $38.00

Rosalind Schneider

Jeff Film, The (1977) , min

Rental: $25.00

Rosalind Schneider

Earth Saga (1980) , 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape and architecture

"Based on Icelandic landscape, EARTH SAGA reveals the powerful beauty of a land formed by volcanic explosion. From steaming lava ash to moss-covered fields, the film redefines color and black and white images, superimposing abstract and surreal visions of nature. Original shooting was done in both 16mm and Super 8mm enabling the filmmaker to alter the inherent texture of the compositions through optical printing techniques of extending sequences, re-framing and superimposing. The resulting footage forms new flowing and rhythmic patterns in an illusionistic translation of landscape. The film is to be preceded by the reading of the poem 'Earth Saga' which was written at the time of the shooting. A copy is enclosed with the film." - RS

"A visually compelling film, one a viewer can move along with and pile up experiences through rhythmic progression--sense of perceptual substance/ I enjoyed your poem and loved your film. I am intrigued by the idea of using the two arets in this kind of combination./ Beautiful, abstract film... Wonderful camera motion... Incredible soundtrack." - Judges' comments, 1981 Athens International Film Festival

"You have filmed the Iceland of my dreams." - Ivar Gudmundsson, Consul General of Iceland

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Margie Schnibbe

No Budget Video Favorites (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A compilation of 12 live action and animated shorts (1994-1998) from the filmmaker's (Margie Schnibbe) boho life on the Lower East Side and in Los Angeles, including HANS OBJECT OF DESIRE, MISTRESS SAMANTHA DIET DOCTOR, MEGUMI PORTRAIT OF A DOMINATRIX (starring Megumi Nakai), ART FARM (filmed at Kostabi World Soho), Margie's Easter Parade performance, and her installations at New York's Hotel 17 & Mars Bar, highlights of Margie's foot fetish show on Manhattan Public Access and more.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Margie Schnibbe

Newhall 91321 (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Original format 16mm. A retro romp beyond the San Fernando Valley... Welcome to Newhall, a typical Southern California community where unspoken perversion runs rampant. Margie Schnibbe enlists an eclectic ensemble of her friends to play out a G-rated, porno-comedy. With the sex lurking off-screen, what remains are all of the schizophrenic moments in-between: the seduction, the party, the rock-n-roll, the chase and, of course, who ends up with whom at the end of the day. Starring: John Campbell, Ian Duckett, Robert Gerlach, Mark, Tom Gulager, Rich Hyatt, Amanda Jones, Sungtae Kim, Daniel Siwek. With special guest appearances by: Clu Gulager, Hadrian, the voice of William E. Jones, The Puppie Cuddles (Bill Brown, David Cho, Adam Goldman, Emily Hochman, Chris Wilcha), and The Kids of Shady Mobile Park.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Margie Schnibbe

Triple X Trilogy (2002) 16mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Includes the following pieces on three separate video tapes: First Date, (1997), VHS, color, sound, 7 min. Analog video effects. Margie gets her Lemon Squeezed by an anonymous hung stud and has flashbacks of former fuck buddies in this psychedelic camcorder porn flick. Teaparty!, (2001), VHS, color, sound, 18 min. Original format DV. Made by Margie Schnibbe and Chuck Bronco. Starring: Shandy and Scarlett. Buffy and Mrs. Beasley are the best of friends. But when Mrs. Beasley gets mean, the girls take it to the wrestling ring and Buffy fights dirty! TEAPARTY! is a camp raucous romp with two San Fernando Valley strippers. TWEAK, (2002), VHS, b&w, sound, 5-1/2 min. Original format Hi-8 infrared video. Starring: The Hustler. Margie subverts the male gaze in this autoerotic portrait of a flaccid and unintelligible speed freak who happens to be quite handsome.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

John Luther Schofill

Die (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

DIE is a silent meditation on consciousness past death. It is a continuous flow of image uninterrupted by cutting, a tactile and erotic film in which a man knows the earth as lover through a newly-awakened touch, a new multilayered seeing. It is a mystical document of a peak experience in life, climaxing in ego-death. The actor in the film is Charles MacDermed, my mentor of that time, now my friend. Award: First Prize, University of Santa Clara Film Festival, 1968.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Luther Schofill

Filmpiece For Sunshine (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Dedication: To Anger and Sunshine. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE was begun as a portrait of Steven Sunshine, a young film student, at his invitation. Steven was then 18 to my 25 and living, as misfit as I had been at his age, in a college dormitory. My unexpected return to the environment of my adolescence brought forth a flood of memory strong enough to sustain my first real venture in filmmaking. Once begun, the film soon transformed itself from portrait to autobiography, and was shaped very much by my obsession with Anger's SCORPIO RISING (image montage and rock music) -- and by a remark of the narrator in Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Pale Fire: that dormitories are "bedlams of jungle music." To be worthy of that inspiration, it took nine months of careful searching to select seven songs (and one fragment) -- two years in all to complete the film. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE is about the isolation of the adolescent in an anti-life society, the pointlessness of his existence. He can't get sexual satisfaction, and he can't get any other kind either. He is always in prison and always will be. The woman he longs for is not just a woman of flesh but a higher spiritual freedom and beauty. He longs for beauty in an ugly world.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Luther Schofill

Xfilm (1968) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Tape composition by William Maraldo. XFILM is my very personal exploration of film as an abstract, kinetic medium. The film, after many months of experimentation with rhythm and form, finally collected and crystallized when I heard Bill Maraldo's unusual electronic tape piece. The opening of XFILM grew from my hearing of that piece, and I still believe that the first five minutes of this film are the most inspired filmmaking I have yet done. "Through precise manipulation of individual frames and groups of frames, Schofill creates an overwhelming sense of momentum practically unequaled in synaesthetic cinema. There is almost a visceral, tactile impact to these images, which plunge across the field of vision like a dynamo ...." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema "XFILM is a radiant, spiritual dream-synthesis of technological consciousness. ... [A] film that presents a thoroughly integrated and radically alternative vision with a technical mastery that gives the film artist a fresh model of visual sophistication from which to attack the stifling, mordant and redundant vocabulary of the past." -- John Du Cane Note: Please play sound as loudly as sound system will allow without distortion.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ralph Schreiber

Framework (1973) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Steve Schuler

Five (1977) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Steve Schuler

Uncle Bill's (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Steve Schuler

Rko Zoic (1980) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Steve Schuler

Methodical (1981) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruce R. Schwartz

Paul and Francoise (1968) color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00

Martin Schwartz

Hip-a-Go-Go (1966) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Madeline Schwartzman

soma-sema (1993) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

The story of Orpheus is set in the physics building, where a hypnotic lecture on black holes serves as narration for the myth. Orpheus, played by acclaimed New York City cabaret singer Ann Hampton Callaway, makes a stunning singing descent through fantastical labs and observatories to retrieve Eurydice from Hades, a room eternally projecting the failures of modern science.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Madeline Schwartzman

Campus Trilogy, The (1995) 16mm, color, 41 min

Genre: Experimental

Soma-sema (1993) The Begat (1994) Dial P For Pagan (1995)

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Madeline Schwartzman

Begat, The (1994) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine's peacock garden and the roof of the dome are the setting for this contemporary look at the story of Adam, Eve and Lilith, Adam's alleged first wife. The world's first women rewrite biblical history through a twisted temptation of Adam while a Balkan brass band plays at a fevered pitch.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Madeline Schwartzman

Dial P For Pagan (1995) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A secret cult of male professors gathers together to perform a strange spell which will increase their flagging popularity on campus. But the spell misfires and summons a powerful ancient goddess, the Great Mother, who performs a spell of her own.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ronald Schwarz

Before Mickey Mouse: A History of American Animation (1982) 16mm, black and white, 58 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

David Secter

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) black and white, 81 min

An independent film written, directed and funded by David Secter, it occupies a unique place in the history of Canadian cinema as the first English language Canadian film ever screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film starred John Labow as Doug and Henry Tarvainen as Peter, two students at the University of Toronto who develop a complex quasi-romantic relationship, and Joy Tepperman and Janet Amos as their girlfriends Bev and Sandra. The film's gay subtext was carefully coded by Secter, who wrote the film based on his own experience falling in love with a male fellow student but feared that a more explicitly gay film would not attract an audience.

Rental: $100.00

Joseph Seigh

Dream Reel, The (A Film Study: Summer 1969) () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry W. Serben

Get Off! () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Divine Possibilities (2003) , min

Located in the Ludlow area, "Divine Possibilities" is a fantasy ad that infiltrates three of the leading visionary designers and theri boutiques: Mary Adams, Arjan Khiani's Bodyworship and Apollo Braun's A/B, Muse superstar Caroline McKenty transforms and morphs into vaires sexual personae from feminine goddess to Dada Amazon warrior to frenzied shopper taking the viewer to new heights of divine possibilities. Sponsered by HOWL 2003

Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Eye Etc (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Real To Reel Mama (1982) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"... portrays the views of a first generation Italian-American woman though her life experiences as immigrant, factory worker, and as the 'emotional heart of the family.'" -- Fabrice Ziolkowski

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives and digitized in 2016.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives and digitized in 2016.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Turner (1987) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Mary Magdalene (1991) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

This is one of the very few and one of the most important films on child abuse that has been made in the history of cinema. -- Stan Brakhage, May 5, 2000 Edited by M. M. Serra and shot by Peggy Ahwesh, Abigail Child, and Tom Chomont. "This is Freud's Dora told by Dora: a fresh revelation, a successful voyeurism. We are allowed to sit on three therapeutic sessions to hear the confessions as M. M. reenacts her past: becomes demure, becomes hurt, disassociates. Her "Mum" is indicted: peasant, barely literate, wanting her daughter to be happy, "to be married" as she says in her last letter. The irony is immense: defining the abuse as secret shame, never confronting "Mr. Goertler," Mum wishes her daughter to attain social liberation in the shape of a happy (mythic?) marriage." -- Abigail Child

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Stasis Series I & II I. Still Life; II. Papa's Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Using Pixelvision video transferred to 16mm film, these works map the visual space of emotional investigation.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

L'Amour Fou (1992) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"... A curious meditation on the pleasures and terrors of S/M, in which interviews with enthusiasts collide with choice porn clips, Fleisher cartoons, Hans Bellmer poupees... The results are compelling, this film lingers, never once slipping into hype or deadly cool." -- Manohla Dargis, Village Voice, 1992

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

M. M. Serra

Lot of Fun for the Evil One, A (1994) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

Featuring Maria Beatty. Sound design by John Zorn. "A worthwhile and well-executed foray into the notoriously dangerous territory where art meets porn; the result is exciting and entrancing, making no grand statements with its sometimes sweeping gestures but still providing an incredibly satisfying voyage into the psychosexual netherworld. Even the film's soundtrack is high-quality, entertaining listening and could stand on its own as purely audio material. An intense aural tapestry courtesy of John Zorn." -- Eric Danville

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

M. M. Serra

Soi Meme (1995) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Erotic

Sound composition by Zeena Parkins. Erotic dance performance by Goddess Rosemary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

M. M. Serra

Just For You Girls (1998) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A period-style advertisement recontextualized from a feminist perspective.

Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: Jenn Reeves. 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

M. M. Serra

Double Your Pleasure (2002) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Sound by Jennifer Reeves Part of the "Ad It Up" series of shorts that are parodies of commercials.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Nadine Shamounki

Effaced (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Effaced is a Documemoir echoing the dilemmas of running away from war and the question of one's homeland. The piece addresses the emotions behind revisiting one's past and the many lost homes. It is a reflection on the agonies of being effaced while addressing the history of a people constantly on the run as their search for a safe "Home" continues. Tracing back through the history of her own family, the filmmaker, an Arab American, reflects on her family's numerous forced journey's and the questions of identity based on the many generational losses incurred; with the reality of being a refugee constantly on the run. In three chapters, it follows the family historically and geographically through the folds of memory to all the melancholic places they once called home yet had to escape due to war. The story starts in Turkey in 1915, and continues in America almost 85 years later. Winner of Best Personal Documentary -- Mixed Messages 2002 Award video sale price: 75.00

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $75.00

Paul Sharits

Wintercourse (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Discovered in summer of 1985, of a set of "haiku-imagistic films" I did before coming to my characteristic style, as in RAY GUN VIRUS; I thought I'd destroyed all these pre-pure films, in about 1969-1970, the time of my separation from my first marriage. The film concerns my marriage, which lasted seven years; it was shot during its first year, when I was a painting student at the University of Denver. It is full of apprehensions, in a montage style which counterposes "opposites": sexuality and religion; seasonal opposites; hopefulness undercut by fears of eventual separation (the image of a statue of two women, arm in arm, reading a book). I find it visually and kinetically interesting, after all these years.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Paul Sharits

Razor Blades (1968) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced in association with the American Film Institute. Projection instructions: There is sound on both reels. Place external speakers on either side of the auditorium for 'stereo' effect. Should be loud. Place identical projectors side-by-side and align the two images side-by-side.

"Compared to Tony Conrad's THE FLICKER and Michael Snow's WAVELENGTH, RAZOR BLADES is a kind of BEN-HUR of structural films, employing not only abstract designs but also little, almost Vanderbeekian cutouts of identifiable things (a strawberry sundae, a penis) and people (a man apparently cutting his wrist). The effect is extraordinarily unsettling as the mind tries desperately to make intelligent connections between recognizable images, while at the same time it automatically falls into the pace of light explosions... Just where films such as RAZOR BLADES might lead, I've no idea. It may be, of course, that they don't have to lead anywhere. In any case I'm glad that the American Film Institute has seen fit to sponsor Sharits, and that the Whitney has elected to show the results..." -Vincent Canby, New York Times

General projection instructions for 2-screen works: These works are not difficult or complicated to screen, as long as instructions are followed carefully; there are instructions with each listing here and graphic instructions will be sent along with each film piece. There are a few important, general principles which apply to all the film pieces: 1) Both projectors should be the same model, with identical lenses and identical bulbs (most projectors are supplied with a 750 watt bulb; this is too dim--use at least a 1,000 watt bulb); 2) Most of the pieces have sound on both reels; be sure that both projectors have external speakers (sometimes it is necessary to use the auditorium speaker and one external speaker); 3) Before threading the projectors, using the lights of the projectors, set up projectors: a) Place the projectors so that there is no keystoning (i.e., make sure both images are perfect rectangles); b) Align the light rectangles carefully, avoiding tilted images; c) When everything is in order, then thread up the films. -PS

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Paul Sharits

Piece Mandala/End War (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Soundtrack by Bob Grimes. Blank color frequencies space out and optically feed into black and white images of one lovemaking act which is seen simultaneously from both sides of its space and both ends of its time. "Thanks for the strip ... it IS that/cut to the bone of some matter that does really concern me: how a man and a woman meet nakedly head-on among the colors ... lovely: I can hardly wait to see the entirety of that vision ...." -- Stan Brakhage "PIECE MANDALA/END WAR reminds me very much of the back light (GoKo) which illuminates the spirit of Buddha -- yet no image of Buddha appears; rather, a couple of naked bodies. I have never imagined that GoKo could really happen and illuminate as in this film." -- Takahiko Iimura, Film Art

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Sharits

Ray Gun Virus (1966) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Although affirming projector, projection beam, screen, emulsion, film frame structure, etc., this is not an "abstract film"/projector as pistol/time-colored pills/yes=no/mental suicide and then, rebirth as self-projection. "... just colors and strobe ... 'light-color energy patterns (analogies of neural transmission systems) generate internal color-time shape and allow the viewer to become aware of the electrical-chemical functionings of his own nervous system' ... It's true." - David Curtis, International Times "RAY GUN VIRUS is a work in which no images appear yet one can get pure identity on film. ... projected film itself makes the viewer aware of where he stands. RAY GUN VIRUS is not so-called 'Psychedelic Cinema' but even more and goes beyond it through Sharits' bright clarification of the media." -- Takahiko Iimura, Film Art Exhibition: Fourth Int'l Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-Le-Zoute; "Twenty Years of American Personal Film" anthology, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1966. Collections: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Royal Archive of Belgium.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Paul Sharits

N:O:T:H:I:N:G (1968) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Based, in part, on the Tibetan Mandala of the Five Dhyani Buddhas / a journey toward the center of pure consciousness (Dharma-Dhatu Wisdom) / space and motion generated rather than illustrated / time-color energy create virtual shape / in negative time, growth is inverse decay. "The screen, illuminated by Paul Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G, seems to assume a spherical shape, at times -- due, I think, to a pearl-like quality of light his flash-frames create ... a baroque pearl, one might say - wondrous! ... One of the most beautiful films I've seen." -- Stan Brakhage "You are pulled into the world of color, your color senses are expanded, enriched. You become aware of changes, of tones around your own daily reality. Your vision is changed. You begin to see light on objects around you. ... Your experience range is expanded. You have gained a new insight. You have become a richer human being." -- Jonas Mekas "In essence there are only three flicker films of importance, ARNULF RAINER, THE FLICKER, and N:O:T:H:I:N:G. ... In terms of the subject we have discussed here, it is Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G that opens the field for the structural film with a flicker base." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Paul Sharits

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology_mental health, structural

Starring poet David Franks whose voice appears on soundtrack/an uncutting and unscratching mandala. "Merges violence with purity." -- P. Adams Sitney "Surrealist tour-de-force." -- Parker Tyler On "10 Best Films of 1969" lists of Soren Agenoux and Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

S:TREAM:S:S:ECTION:S:ECTION:S:S:ECTIONED (1971) 16mm, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

A conceptual lap dissolve from "water currents" to "film strip current"/Dedicated to my son, Christopher. "Yes. S:S:S:S:S:S is beautiful. The successive scratchings of the stream-image film is very powerful vandalism. The film is a very complete organism with all the possible levels really recognized." -- Michael Snow "In his earlier flicker films, Sharits expores the mechanisms of perception and projection, and now he takes his investigations to their logical extreme - to the nature of the film-strip itself. ... The fascination and energy of the film derive from its multi-dimensional dialectics, in which all available systems of experience are contrasted with their logical opposites/complements: sound against vision, film as representation against film as object, circular against linear structure, progression against regression, past against whole, meaning against abstraction." -- David James, Art & Cinema Collection: Anthology Film Archives; Centre National D'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150

Paul Sharits

Inferential Current (1971) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A mapping of an image of the linear passage of "16mm film frames" and "emulsion scratches" onto an actual 16mm film strip (the unperceived film "print") / the aural word "miscellaneous" is extended to a length of eight minutes by serial fragmentation, looping, staggering and overlaying / a variational but non-developmental strand thru time. / Dedicated to Lynda Benglis. "Like S:S:S:S:S:S, INFERENTIAL CURRENT is concerned with the movement of film through the projector and with the distinction between the film strip itself and its image, as it appears on the screen. In this film, the image is that of a whole film strip, with sprocket holes. The movement of the sprocket holes shift speeds and creates illusions of motions (reversals of direction, etc.) but also alludes to the motion of the actual movement of the actual film going through the projector. There is an inter-play of two generations of vertical scratches, which provides an ironic effect." -- David James, Art & Cinema

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Sharits

Analytical Studies I: The Film Frame (1976) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

A set of short pure color studies, usually exploring one dominant hue. Most of these works were studies for longer projects. The last four "migraine" studies are rhythmically based around the five-cycle-per-second oscillation pulse of the typical fortification illusions preceding a migraine attack; this onset period, with its visually dynamic effects, is reported to be a quite vibrant and enjoyable state. 1. Modular Blue 2. Green Matrix 3. White Field 4. Orange Field 5. Pink Modulation A 6. Pink Modulation B 7. Temporal Frame A 8. Migraine Onset A 9. Migraine Onset B 10. Migraine Onset C 11. Migraine Onset D. (After titles, focus should be shifted to sharpen the edges of the screen.) Collection: Centre National D'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

Rental: $57.00
16mm Rental: $57.00

Paul Sharits

Analytical Studies II: Un-Frame-Lines (1976) 16mm, color, 30.00 min

Genre: Experimental

A highly varied and playful series of short sketches involving induced camera "mistakes," printing "errors" and various "assaults" upon film (some rephotographed) which in one way or another reveal the process/materiality of cinema. The "unframing" called for in this film (bringing the top frame line down into the viewing area as is possible by adjusting the projector framer) is a way of heightening the intended unmasking of the usually hidden vulnerability/fragility of the film strip.

Rental: $69.00
16mm Rental: $69.00

Paul Sharits

Axiomatic Granularity (1973) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Dedicated to Jonas Mekas. "There is a paradox in such artistically special (and significant) films as Sharits' very real and reflexively beautiful AXIOMATIC GRANULARITY. It is that in becoming so accessible and authentic through its refusal to be anything but itself -- emulsion grain seen in color and movement -- the film for most viewers is likely to be impenetrable ... the film begins to evoke a quiet flow of thought. That thought, however, is repeatedly returned to the light perceived on the screen as the film calls attention to itself through the random appearances of scratches, becoming simply and pleasantly what it is, refreshingly nothing more." -- Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News Collection: Centre National D'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

Rental: $46.00
16mm Rental: $46.00

Paul Sharits

Analytical Studies III Color Frame Passages (1974) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

The film consists of seven sections: the first section, "Specimen I," a "flicker" film, is the subject for the other sections of ANALYTICAL STUDIES III. ... "Specimen I," as with most of my other works, also exists as a "Frozen Film Frame," wherein the entire footage of the film is cut into strips and aligned serially between sheets of clear plexiglas. Section I: "Specimen" Three spectral cycles intersecting into a "flicker" work that is the basis of ... all that follows in this film. Section II: "Divergent Strip Vectors" Film of the first film. Two strips shot in real time are superimposed, one moving upward, the other downward. Other colors are created. Changes in speed cause various kinds of illusions. Section III: "Document" A documentation of how the films were shot. Shows Sharits and two assistants at work on Synchronousoundtracks. The film strip that they are shooting is superimposed over their images. Section IV: "Strip in Strip" A superimposition of one strip image over and a bit inside another strip image. Section V: "Strip of Strip, A" Not a superimposition of two strips but rather a document of an actual strip, moving upward, containing the image of another film strip, also moving upward, blurring at various speeds in rephotography. Section VI: "Strip of Strip, B" Same as Section V but the inner strip image is moving downward while the actual strip containing it is moving upward. Section VII: "Strip of Strip of Strip B" A document of Section VI; three film strip images and sprocket sets, one within another.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Synchronoussoundtracks (1974) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Two-screen projection, sound on both reels.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Paul Sharits

Color Sound Frames (Winding) (1974) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

"Paul Sharits' new film COLOR SOUND FRAMES ... is a film in which Sharits sums up his researches in the area of film strip (in opposition to the individual frames). The film strips move horizontally and vertically; two strips move simultaneously in opposite directions; variations in color; action of sprocket-holes. Very methodically and scientifically he covers the area .... COLOR SOUND FRAMES advances one area of cinema or one area of researches in cinema (call it art if you wish) to a new climax, to a new peak: his exploration is so total, so perfect." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "These films allude to what happens in your head as much as to what sits up on the flat plane of the screen. Obviously, Sharits has created a need for a vocabulary of operational light terms, that is, how we experience light in overlapping planes in time, the patterns that arise out of repeating light shapes and sounds, the magic of incantation and reification known to every Shaman and ritualistic artist before there was a word 'Esthetics' or even a written language. Sharits employs modern technology to say something very deep, very profound and very beautiful." -- Leonard Horowitz, "Independent Films: Light/Environment," The Soho Weekly News Collection: Anthology Film Archives

Rental: $61.00
16mm Rental: $61.00

Paul Sharits

Apparent Motion (1975) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Production assistance: Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS). The images for this project were first obtained by enlarging, with an optical printer, frames of evenly distributed grain particles from a black and white strip of underexposed 8mm Tri-X film. The resulting 16mm black and white Plus-X copy was again blown up with an optical printer to make a negative on high contrast stock. In the final stage, using an optical printer, color gels were employed to code each of the up-to-six layers of superimposed images of grain fields; this was recorded on fine grain Ektachrome Commercial color stock. What began as dark grain particles in relatively clear (light toned) emulsion, in the 8mm specimen, at the last stage, have become colored images of grain particles in a dark field. What I am proposing in this project is that even at the infrastructural level -- and contrary to its intended purposes -- the bases of film's illusionistic movement can be discerned. One might hypothesize that film is, in this respect, thoroughly illusional, on all levels from its most obvious recorded-image plateaus to its most primary image-forming depths.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Paul Sharits

Shutter Interface (1975) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Two-screen projection, sound on both tracks.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Paul Sharits

Analytical Studies IV: Blank Color Frames (1976) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains: 1. Specimen II 2. Specimen III 3. Specimen IV 4. Diagonal Temporality B 5. Diagonal Temporality C 6. Temporal Frame B Like ANALYTICAL STUDIES I, these short works each develop a different rhythmic and/or melodic idea using only rapid successions of color frames. The "Specimens" are called such because they are the "subjects" of (rephotography) analysis: "Specimen II" was intended to be the subject for the film EPISODIC GENERATION - although the footage, in itself, was successful, I did not find it adequate for its intended purpose; therefore, "Specimen IV" was created and was used (rephotographed) for EPISODIC GENERATION. The other works were studies for sections of the film DECLARATIVE MODE. (After titles, focus should be shifted to sharpen the edges of the screen.) Note: All of the above films in the ANALYTICAL STUDIES SERIES may be projected at silent speed as well as sound speed.

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Paul Sharits

Dream Displacement (1976) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Two-screen projection, stereo sound.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Paul Sharits

Epileptic Seizure Comparison (1976) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, structural

"Beauty shall be convulsive." -- Andre Breton Produced with the aid of a CAPS Award (1978). Sound portion made possible by the facilities of the Computer Science Center at Carnegie Mellon University and ZBS Foundation (through funding by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts). The films are of two patients, extracted from a medical film study of brain wave activity during seizures. Of course, the patients volunteered for these tests. The black and white footage of each patient entering convulsive stages was temporally and tonally articulated on an optical printer and rhythmic pure color frames were added to these images. Everything was done to allow the viewer to move beyond mere voyeurism and actually enter into the convulsive state, to allow a deeper empathy for the condition and to also, hopefully, experience the ecstatic aspect of such paroxysm.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Paul Sharits

Tails (1976) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A series of tail ends of varied strips of film, with sometimes recognizable images dissolving into light flares, appear to run through and off of a projector. A romantic "narrative," suggesting an "ending," is inferred. Note: This film may be projected at either silent or sound speed.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Declarative Mode (1977) 16mm, color, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: now single screen only. Dedicated to Gerald O'Grady. This work was made possible by a Bicentennial Grant by the N.E.A. and the N.Y. State Council on the Arts. "This film, rather than being 'structural,' is 'narrative like.' We feel as if we are on some sort of journey, where we never know/predict what is to 'happen' next. It is engaging, like a novel full of surprises. The 'narrative' feeling is like a soap opera, which just keeps twisting and turning, with no apparent resolution intended (but there _is_ a closure on the purely formal level), as opposed to say _Miami Vice_ wherein the dramatic line moves towards and achieves a weekly resolution. This work prefigures a long series of 30 min. chapters in a 'Light Novel,' PASSARE, which I am presently working on (which could finally reach 40 hours in total length before I die). Aside from a recurrent red, white and blue phrase, there is no repetition in the film (repetition conventionally provides structural order)." - P.S. "With colors, therefore, in reciprocal relationships with each other within space and over time, Sharits creates new hues not actually present upon the film through their co-temporal blending and through after-image retention. It's a a complex phenomenon that yields sublime transitions across a spectral range, while the inner frame pulses with illusionistic movement as the hues change from warm to cool." - Anthony Bannon, _Buffalo Evening News_.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Paul Sharits

Brancusi's Sculpture Ensemble At Tirgu Jiu (1984) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

This film is a "chronicle" of a visit I made in 1977 to Romania to experience three of Brancusi's most famous sculptures: "The Endless Column"; "The Gate of the Kiss"; "The Table of Silence"; (and the lesser known "Arcade of Pedestals," the modular system of stools which lead from the "Gate" to the "Table"). These works are in the small, rural town of Tirgu Jiu, not far from the village of Hobitza (where Brancusi was born and spent his childhood). These works are shown in photographs and discussed as totally autonomous "abstract" sculptures simply placed conveniently around the town; but, in fact, they are also parts of a larger and very specific environmental (and symbolic) motif. Their placement suggests a metaphysical continuum; they span the boundaries of the town and while aligned in a (virtual) straight line, all three cannot be seen from any single point of view, so there is a temporal unfolding as one moves through the town to experience the relationship. "There should be other films like this about works of art." -- Lynda Benglis, Sculptor

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Paul Sharits

Episodic Generation (1978) 16mm, color, 30.00 min

Genre: Experimental

The visual "degeneration" of the image ... through successive rephotography is paralleled by the compression of verbal information to the point of its loss of legibility; yet, both the "degenerated" sound and image are perceptually engaging, even in the most advanced stages of "degeneration." It is obvious why the film has its title, because of the strategies of its coming into being, but, paradoxically, at the level of effect, its dynamics arise from its "Episodic Degeneration."

Rental: $69.00
16mm Rental: $69.00

Paul Sharits

3rd Degree (1982) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Special thanks to: Mary Ann Bruno (actress); Susan Mann (voice); Robert Franki (simulation of rattlesnake sound); Ken Rowe (sound production assistance); and Steve Gallagher (visual production and general assistance). In Part 1 there is an image of a moving strip of film, showing sequences of a close-up of a match being waved somewhat aggressively in front of a young woman's apprehensive face. The soundtrack: occasional match striking and rattlesnake warnings and the words, "Look, I won't talk."... The second part is the first part rephotographed .... In Part III we see the rephotographed image of Part II, which contains Part I, so it is a film of a film (of a film of the original film) .... The film is "about" the fragility of the film medium and human vulnerability; both the filmic and the human images resist threat/intimidation/mutilation: the victim is defiant and the film strip also struggles on, both "under fire." It is a somewhat violent drama but it is also an ironically comic work and there is a formal beauty in the destructiveness of the burning film. While the film (from section to section) develops, becomes more visually complex, successively regenerates (as the figurative images degenerate), it nevertheless implies not finality; rather, 3RD DEGREE implies endurability, extension and on-goingness.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Paul Sharits

Bad Burns (1982) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Two reels of mis-takes in shooting Part II of 3RD DEGREE. Film was loaded in camera improperly and the image slides about off-center and becomes blurred -- creating some rather amusing and mysterious imagery. A made "found" object.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Sharits

Rapture (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"RAPTURE is a fierce vision of a Dionysian experience, a tightly controlled visual statement about the abandonment of self to heightened transportive states. It is also an exploration of the similarity between 'religious' and 'visionary' ecstasy and psychotic states." -- CEPA (Buffalo) "There is another antecedent for this videotape contained in the remarkable paper print collection of films in the Library of Congress that includes a series of clinical documents of people afflicted with epilepsy filmed at the turn of the century. Those films present a paradox for the viewer: Observing events (seizures) where pain remains trapped mutely and invisibly within the confines of the body even as its shadow is projected as a measurable mass across the indexical grid of the cinematic recording device. I imagine RAPTURE as another look at the inarticulateness of pain -- the inadequacies of the recording device for fixing the radical subjectivity of pain ... or ecstasy. In RAPTURE we are presented with a wounded and relentlessly objectified body demonstrating, with almost clinical control, the varieties of its own objectification." -- Barbara Lattanzi Exhibition: CEPA Video Program, Buffalo; Kino Arsenal; Kino Eis Zeit; Infermental 7 (traveling exhibition of world video); Offensive Video Kunst, Dortmund, West Germany; London Film Festival; Int'l Audio Visual Experimental Festival, Arnhem, Holland; SF Cinematheque.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Esther Shatavsky

After Dinner Science (1978) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Esther Shatavsky

Fishs Eddy (1978) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Esther Shatavsky

Bedtime Story (1981) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Shepard Sherbell

African Trip Soup () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stuart Sherman

Films By Stuart Sherman (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, Spiritual / Mystical

"Sherman's movies resemble his one-man shows in their suggestive, rebuslike juxtaposition of gestures and props. There's the same deadpan whimsy, but a greater degree of imagistic freedom . All psychodrama ultimately derives from Maya Deren, but Sherman is Deren's heir in even more specific ways. His films make especially clever use of the montage 'creative geography' that she pioneered in AT LAND - although Sherman does so not in the service of creating a dreamlike space so much as a means of supplying visual jolts and formal analogies. Like Deren, Sherman is an ingenious editor . The best of his visual puns have a Magritte-like poetic kick . There's a touch of Keaton in Sherman's stolid, off-hand persona." -- J. Hoberman, Artforum "... the tangible deliberateness of the composition of Sherman's films and the economy of his juxtapositions are worked out in a gesture of concision. Through the simplicity, clarity, and brevity of the images an acute sense of elegance and rightness is created. Like riddles, jokes, koan, and paradoxes, Sherman's films operate on this edge of sense, in a world of wonder." -- Sally Banes, Millennium Film Journal

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Guy Sherwin

3 Sound Films: 1) At The Academy 2) Night Train 3) Cycles (1979) , min

3 SOUND FILMS 1) AT THE ACADEMY -- Academy Leader reworked on a contact printer. 2) NIGTH TRAIN -- A train journey at night reduced to 2 minutes. Streaks of light converted into sound. 3) Cycles I RHYTHEMS OF LIGHT AND SOUND ABOVE AND BELOW THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION AND SOUND THRESHOLDS.

Rental: $36.00

Guy Sherwin

Short Film Series (1975) 16mm, black and white, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"... Guy Sherwin's SHORT FILM SERIES which he undertook between 1976 and 1980. Eventually he issued about thirty of them. Some are single studies of light, focused on the reflections in an eye shot in close-up. Others are domestic, as in the PORTRAIT WITH PARENTS or BREATHING .... Many deal with two rates of time measurement, as in CLOCK AND CANDLE, or construct visual paradoxes, as in the shuddering stasis of METRONOME -- an illusion caused by the clash between the spring-wound mechanisms of the Bolex camera and of the metronome itself. In BARN DOOR the semi-strobe effect of light pulsations flattens the distant landscape. ... Interestingly, Sherwin has recently returned to the series after almost twenty years, with studies of animals and insects which in part recall the fascination with the 'invisible' side of nature felt by the surrealists, and seen in the scientific writing of Roger Caillois and the films of Jean Painleve during the 1930s. ..." -- A. L. Rees, A History of Experimental Film and Video, pp. 81-82

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Guy Sherwin

Short Film Series: Vermeer Frames/Chimney/Portrait With Parents/Metronome (1975 - 1980) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guy Sherwin

Railings (1977) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: this film is for vertical projection, with the projector lying on its left-hand side.

"One of a series of films that investigates qualities of sound that can be generated directly from the image track. The images that you see are simultaneously scanned by the optical sound reader in the projector, which converts the into sound.

This particular film makes use of the aural effect of visual perspective; the steeper the perspective on the railings, the closer the intervals of black and white, and the higher the frequency of sound. I also wanted to find out what freeze frames and visual strobe would 'sound' like. Visual strobe is created both in the camera (camera shutter v. railings) and in the printer (printer shutter v. slipping frames)." -G.S.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Guy Sherwin

Messages (1983) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

"[MESSAGES is] a diary-essay recording the development of language, in words and drawings, of his young daughter Maya. It is also a study of the world of trees, water and the passage of time. Intensely beautiful images of shadows of leaves falling on the open pages of a book, a voluminous tree moving in and out of focus, becoming a dark almost abstract mass, a hand plunging into a stream to pluck out a stone and so on. The film is silent with text superimposed -- usually questions or comments by the young girl -- which show the innocence and incisiveness of childhood. The film inextricably associates these with the perceptions of the artist. ... MESSAGES can be understood as a representation of the artistic process itself." -- Michael O'Pray

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Guy Sherwin

Flight (1998) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jon Sholle

Report to the People of Pennsylvania () 16mm, black and white, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

"Caveat emptor."-J.S.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jon Sholle

Ojancanu, The Acrobat (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"OJANCANU is a film about how it must feel to be a film. As such, it purports to depict the process a film undergoes in deciding what it should be. The first step in this process, of course, is to derange the audience's perception. Accordingly, the film assays a number of stratagems: offering shifts from black and white to color, conductin gthe search for a point of view, and submitting alternate beginnings for the story which the audience demands. However, the audience, already assimilating and anticipating the film's evasions, succeeds in exerting its will. Whereupon the film accedes. And descends into narrative. "At first pleased, the audience soon discovers that the narrative had been stripped to its essentials, and reasons that it might therefore concern certain elemental questions-or nothing for certain. Feeling tricked, the audience chooses to disregard the film; instead, it examines the film-makers' adaptation of stream of consciousness (in botht he narrative and its frame) to the medium most suited to it. "Suddenly, though, the narrative and frame dovetail, and the audience is delighted to find it anticipated even that. And applauds. "At which point the film concludes it ought to end. And does."-Marleski

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lawrence N. Shustak

Landscape (1971) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"Entertaining study of the visual fluidity of the landscape between two majors cities (New York City and Boston). The visual concept of Megalopolis is shown graphically, the ecological implications of: the car that built the road, the road that built the megalopolis, come to life."-L.N.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Menakhem Shuval

Key, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"The story of a lost key looking for its master. Although the dialogue is in Hebrew, the visual character of the film overrides lingual barriers. One of the first Israeli independent films."-G.D.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tony Siani

Film A () 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Siani

H and R () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Steve Siegel

Ellis Island (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Steve Siegel

Big Apple Story, The (1986) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Steve Siegel

Dream City (1987) color, 27 min

Rental: $60.00

Stewart Silinsky

Ursa Minor () 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Hand-processed

"The film is actually about 40 seconds long, but there are two prints of it on one reel, so you get to see it twice. URSA MINOR is a direct film which was scratched on the surface of some leader that Stu found lying on the floor of a local lab. There's nothing unusual about using pins, nails, surgical instruments, etc. on film. It's as old as Flash Gordon and as recent as Storm De Hirsch's incredible conjurings. But Stu does it fantastically: it just floats by and ends in a solar prominence. So while its not a breakthrough in technique, it's a beautiful application of it."-Wheeler Dixon

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mitchell L. Silver

Face in the Salad, The (1970) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

John Simons

Excerpts (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"A film for filmmakers. Against a constantly changing yet always unchanged visual background it raises questions of the deepest significance for those concerned with the nature of film as our most contemporary art form as well as our most powerful vehicle for social comment."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Simons

It's Pleasure Time for You (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

"In tune with our favorite cigarette jingles we see why the dinosaur is extinct-the dim witted beasts would not read the fine print on the packs! It's IT'S PLEASURE TIME FOR YOU for a sobering view of history."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Daniel Singelenberg

Another Shot (1973) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"The editing of ANOTHER SHOT is really quite, quite good, I think...Nick Dorsky make the most extensive and interesting comments I have heard about ANOTHER SHOT. He was interested by the transposition of subject and viewer, i.e. film begins with viewer observing your (the filmmaker's) face, later your face appears to be observing the walking figure (Pierre), and at the end the figure has become the viewer or imaginer who walks off into the film image. Interestingly, he thought that I was Pierre and that this was my film. When I explained, he agreed that your film fits both in feeling and technique with my work--however, the autobiographical aspect seems to me very vivid and distinct."--Tom Chomont. "A self-portrait."--D.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Daniel Singelenberg

Lover (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"...is a portrait of the American experimental filmmaker Tom Chomont, who resided in Eruope from 1969-1975, before returning to New York. "During the two years preceding his return to the United States he resided in Amsterdam with Daniel Singelenberg. The subject of the film is their friendship and, more precisely, the sadness of losing a lover. In the autumn of 1977, Tom Chomont came back to Amsterdam, on the occasion of a retrospective exposition of his work in the cinema 'De Melkweg' (The Milky Way). The greater part of the film was made during this period. "The music is by Billie Holiday and by Richard Strauss: from 'Vierletzte Lieder' (Four Last Songs, 1949), 'Im Abendrot' (At Sunset) with words by Joseph von Eichendorff and sung by Gundula Janowitz, soprano, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin under the direction of Herbert von Karajan."--From the program of the XI Biennale de Paris, 1980.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Krishna Singh

Seductress and the Bride, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"A symbolic drama dealing with a man's loneliness in a world of trivial realities, his search for an ideal and his destruction when his hope of finding one proves to be in vain. The film relies solely on the eloquence of the image and the music of Herbert Deutsch to tell its story. No spoken word is used. Jesse Levine, Mariana Falkman and Patricia Merlin play the leadin groles. Krishna Singh, who is an Indian film-maker living in New York, has made several notable documentaries for the United Nations."-K.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Moving Picture (1961) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

How To Eat (1964) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Bang, Head Go Bang Bang (1967) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michael Siporin

Reduction (1967) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Siporin

One Neetah And Mickey (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Openings (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #1 (1974) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #2, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #3, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola, The (#1, #2, #3) (1974) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Siporin

Joking: No Laughing Matter (1977) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Siporin

Seeing Is Believing! (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Siporin

Broken Promise, The (1983) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Blink-O-Rama Theatre, The (1985) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Patricia Sloane

Knee Ad, A () 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Anthony F. Smith

Still Life (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Grant Smith

Crepe Flower () 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"...is a film about the way we learn: the way we we learn to perceive. Music by Ross Care accompanies rich visuals comprising a confusing yet engrossing story of the encounters of two individuals with their perceptive values" G.S.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Harry Smith

Mirror Animations (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"If, (as many suppose), the unseen world is the real world and the world of our senses but the transient symbols of the eternal unseen, ad limiting ourselves to the aesthetic experience's well-known predilection for the eyes and ears, we could logically propose that any one projection of a film is variant from any other. This is particularly true of MIRROR ANIMATIONS. Although studies for this film were made in the early 1960s, the non-existence of suitable printing equipment until recently, my inability to locate the original camera footage until 1979, and particularity, the lack of an audience ready to evaluate L. Wittgenstein's "Ethics and Aesthetics Are One and the Same", in the light of H.C. Agrippa's earlier, "there is no form of madness more dangerous than that arrived at by rational means' have all contributed to delaying until now the availability of a print in the full mirror-reverse from originally envisioned. I hope you like it." - Harry Smith

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Harry Smith

Late Superimpositions (1964) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Superimposed photographs of Mr. Fleischman's butcher ship in New York, and the Kiowa around Anadarko, Oklahoma--with Cognate Material. The trip is dark at the beginning and end, light in the middle, and is structured 122333221. I honor it the most of my films, otherwise a not very popular one before 1972. If the exciter lamp blows, play Bert Brecht's "Mahogany".

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Harry Smith

Heaven & Earth Magic (1961) 16mm, b & w, 66 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"The first part depicts the heroine's toothache consequent to the loss of a very valuable watermelon, her dentistry and transportation to heaven. Next follows an elaborate exposition of the heavenly land, in terms of Israel, Montreal and the second part depicts the return to Earth from being eaten by Max Muller on the day Edward the Seventh dedicated the Great Sewer of London" - Harry Smith

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Harry Smith

Early Abstractions (1946 - 1952) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual / mystical

Early Abstractions is comprised of six films that vary in length from 2 to 5 1/2 minutes. The works were produced over a 7 year period from 1946 to 1952. As Jonas Mekas has said, "You can watch them for pure color enjoyment; you can watch them for motion- Harry Smith's films never stop moving; or you can watch them for hidden symbolic meanings, alchemic signs. There are more levels in Harry Smith's work than in any other film animator I know." Inspired by Native American cultures, jazz, the Kabbala, and surrealism, Smith assembled his own cinematic universe of shape, color, light and time. Early Abstractions reveals the whimsical, mystical side of experimental animation. To create No: 2 Message From the Sun, a film that Smith said "takes places either inside the sun or in Zurich, Switzerland," the artist applied round, removable stickers to the filmstock, painted the film, and then coated the surface with Vaseline. When the stickers were removed, the circles remained in outline and another layer of paint was applied. Thus as the film is projected, the circle' rhythmic patterns seem to travel and grow in intensity through the layering and merging of colors.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Jack Smith

Scotch Tape (1959-62) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer

Note: Sound on Film. With Jerry Sims, Ken Jacobs and Reese Haire. 16mm Kodachrome shot on the rubble strewn site of the future Lincoln Center. The title arises from the piece of scotch tape which had become wedged in the camera gate. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack Smith

Overstimulated (1959-63) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer

Note: This film is silent. "This short film, restored in 1995, stars Jerry Sims and the late filmmaker, Bob Fleischner. It is an early filmic exploration of the 'aesthetic of delirium' which Smith developed in his later films. At one time, in the 1970s this film was treated by Smith as a fragment, and included in various film/performances with No President. The audio cassette has 12 minutes of material and can be played at any point for the duration of the film." -- J. T. Plaster Foundation -- Brand new distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack Smith

Flaming Creatures (1962-3) 16mm, black and white, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: sound on film. "[Jack Smith] has graced the anarchic liberation of new American cinema with graphic and rhythmic power worthy of the best of formal cinema. He has attained for the first time in motion pictures a high level of art which is absolutely lacking in decorum; and a treatment of sex which makes us aware of the restraint of all previous filmmakers. "He has shown more clearly than anyone before how the poet's license includes all things, not only of spirit, but also of flesh; not only of dreams and of symbol, but also of solid reality. In no other art but the movies could this have so fully been done; and their capacity was realized by Smith." -- Film Culture "During its final deliberation, the selection jury decided to state explicitly that the majority of its members recognized the aesthetical and experimental qualities of the film FLAMING CREATURES by Jack Smith, but had to ascertain unanimously that the showing of it was impossible in regard to Belgian laws." -- Program Notes, Third International Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964 Awards: Fifth Independent Film Award, Film Culture; Prix Film Maudit, Third Int'l Film Exposition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964. Brand New distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $195.00
16mm Rental: $195.00

Jack Smith

I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo (1967-70s) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: Sound on CD. Restored by Jerry Tartaglia, 1997. "I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO, which stars Smith himself, takes its title from one of his live performances: I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground, staged in the early 1980s. Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity. It opens with the excerpt from No President originally called 'Marsh Gas of Flatulandia' -- several minutes of black and white footage of steam escaping from manholes segues to an interior scene of various creatures emerging from dry ice vapors - then shifts to show the filmmaker, clad in a leopard skin jump suit, attended by a nurse as he sits amidst the detritus of his duplex loft on Grand and Greene Street. "Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman Note: Sound on tape from the Jack Smith Record Collection (Jerry Tartaglia). Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery

16mm Rental: $120.00

James Smith

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Developed in a bucket and project in the negative. Dektol is fast moving with a sound track of Flamenco Dancers that watches its rhythm.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty (1970) 16mm, DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, VHS NTSC, color, 34.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

This film, made by the artist, Robert Smithson, with the assistance of Virgina Dwan, Dwan Gallery & Douglas Christmas, Director, Ace Gallery, (the aforementioned Dwan & Christmas also assisted Smithson financially with the making of the Spiral Jetty), is a poetic and process minded film depicting a "portrait" of his renouned earth work -- The Spiral Jetty, as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. A voice-over by Smithson reveals the evolution of the Spiral Jetty. Sequences filmed in a natural history museum are integrated into the film featuring prehistoric relics that illustrate themes central to Smithson's work. A one minute section is filmed by Nancy Holt for inclusion in the film as Smithson wanted Holt to shoot the "earth's history". This idea came from a quote Smithson found ... "the earth's history seems at times like a story recorded in a book each page of which is torn into small pieces. Many of the pages and some of the pieces of each page are missing". Smithson and Holt drove to the Great Notch Quarry in New Jersey, where he found a facing about 20 feet high. He climbed to the top and through handfuls of ripped pages from books and magazines over the edge of the facing as Holt filmed it.

16mm Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00
DVD PAL Sale: $400.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $400.00

Dean Snider

Field Guide to Western Birds, A (1981) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"these foolish truly chosen to confound the wise." D.S.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Snow

A to Z (1956) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A cross-hatched animated fantasy about nocturnal furniture love. Two chairs fuck.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

New York Eye And Ear Control (1964) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Michael Snow

Short Shave (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

Wavelength (1967) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

WAVELENGTH was shot in one week in December, 1966, preceded by a year of notes, thoughts, mutterings. It was edited and first print seen in May, 1967. I wanted to make a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings, and aesthetic ideas. I was thinking of, planning for a time monument in which the beauty and sadness of equivalence would be celebrated, thinking of trying to make a definitive statement of pure Film space and time, a balancing of "illusion" and "fact," all about seeing. The space starts at the camera's (spectator's) eye, is in the air, then is on the screen, then is within the screen (the mind). The film is a continuous zoom which takes 45 minutes to go from its widest field to its smallest and final field. It was shot with a fixed camera from one end of an 80 foot loft, shooting the other end, a row of windows and the street .... The room (and the zoom) are interrupted by four human events including a death. The sound on these occasions is sync sound, music and speech, occurring simultaneously with an electronic sound, a sine-wave .... It is a total glissando while the film is a crescendo and a dispersed spectrum which attempts to utilize the gifts of both prophecy and memory which only film and music have to offer.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Michael Snow

Standard Time (1967) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Snow

Back and Forth (1969) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"This neat, finely tuned, hypersensitive film examines the outside and inside of a banal prefab classroom, stares at an asymmetrical space so undistinguished that it's hard to believe the whole movie is confined to it, and has this neck-jerking camera gimmick that hits a wooden stop arm at each end of its swing. Basically it's a perpetual motion film that ingeniously builds a sculptural effect by insisting on time-motion to the point where the camera's swinging arcs and white wall field assume the hardness, the dimensions of a concrete beam. "In such a hard, drilling work, the wooden clap sounds are a terrific invention, and, as much as any single element, create the sculpture. Seeming to thrust the image outward off the screen, these clap effects are timed like a metronome, sometimes occurring with torrential frequency." - Manny Farber, Artforum, 1970

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Michael Snow

One Second In Montreal (1969) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"A collection of snow scenes, all still photographs of potential sites for a monument in Montreal (thus distinctly not 'artistic' photographs) follow, one another for 22 minutes." -- P. Adams Sitney "This serial procession of pictures is utterly fascinating and hypnotic in spite of the fact that the images themselves are quite ordinary. An overwhelming sense of mystery and deja vu is generated as the parade of odd bleak photographs moves by .... One is made to analyze and concentrate on the images far more attentively than one normally would. It becomes clear that Snow has forced an extremely intense subject-object relationship, not simply by the fact that he has held certain pictures longer than others, but because these durations are structured mathematically, are given a pattern and logic which seems purposive, that is, seems to move teleologically toward some 'meaning.' The only meaning, however, is one's relation to this temporal structure. Thus ONE SECOND IN MONTREAL becomes a sculpture which exists in time without motion. It is typical of Snow's genius, a gift best described by John Cage when he said: 'Where beauty ends is where the artist begins.'" -- Gene Youngblood, Arts Canada

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Michael Snow

Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film (1970) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Michael Snow

La Region Centrale (1971) 16mm, color, 190 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

This film is in five reels and requires two identical projectors for continuous projection. Instructions are included for cueing from reel to reel. "This new, three hour film by the Canadian Michael Snow is an extraordinary cinematic monument. No physical action, not even the presence of man, a fabulous game with nature and machine which puts into question our perceptions, our mental habits, and in many respects renders moribund existing cinema: the latest Fellini, Kubrick, Buñuel etc. For LA REGION CENTRALE, Snow had a special camera apparatus constructed by a technician in Montreal, an apparatus capable of moving in all directions: horizontally, vertically, laterally or in a spiral. The film is one continuous movement across space, intercutting occasionally the X serving as a point of reference and permitting one to take hold of stable reality. Snow has chosen to film a deserted region, without the least trace of human life, 100 miles to the north of Sept-Isles in the province of Quebec: a sort of plateau without trees, opening onto a vast circular prospect of the surrounding mountains. "In the first frames, the camera disengages itself slowly from the ground in a circular movement. Progressively, the space fragments, vision inverts in every sense, light everywhere dissolves appearance. We become insensible accomplices to a sort of cosmic movement. A sound track, rigorously synchronized, composed from the original sound which programmed the camera, supplies a permanent counterpoint. "Michael Snow pushes toward the absurd the essential nature of this 'seventh' art which is endlessly repeated as being above the visual. He catapults us into the heart of a world before speech, before arbitrarily composed meanings, even subject. He forces us to rethink not only cinema, but our universe." -- Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde "Michael Snow's LA REGION CENTRALE can be described as heroic bordering on the apocalyptic. ... [I]t is an epochal film because of the extent of the camera movements and its transformation of space .... Gravity is destroyed ... the horizon line has been erased and forgotten and the land mass has been transformed into a whirling flat disc, a blurred flash of light with no mass or volume, rotating wildly through the sky .... Snow's mountain landscape has become a reflection on the solar system." -- Bill Simon, Artforum "... an unimaginable film, literally like nothing you have ever seen before ...." -- John W. Locke, Artforum

Rental: $230.00
16mm Rental: $230.00

Michael Snow

Breakfast (1976) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Shot in 1972 and shelved until 1976, when sound and editing problems were solved. All the varied and unusual motions visible on the screen are the result of a single camera movement. "WAVELENGTH before breakfast. A continuous zoom traverses the space of a breakfast table, serving as a grand metaphor for indigestion." -- Deke Dusinberre

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Snow

Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (1974) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 267 min

Genre: Experimental

"Until Rameau's Nephew... no one has exhibited a film that deals so thoroughly with the range of perceptual problems elicited by the sound cinema." -- (M. Keller, Chicago Film Centre) "...an achievement of the originality and brilliance of Wavelength. Snow embraces the problems on intimacy of language and thought with such variety, clarity and invention and high humour that again he seems to have made a film out of which an entire future movement could be mined." -- (P. Adams Sitney, Soho Weekly News) I started scripting this film in February 1972 and writing, shooting, mixing, editing and continued till September '74. Some ideas used in it date from 1966 when I recognized in myself the ambition to make an authentic Talking Picture i.e. true to its description, it moves for its content from the facts of the simultaneities of recorded speech and image; it is built from the true units of a 'talking picture' the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities, the experience of seeing/hearing this film.'Speech', 'Language', 'Culture' - their source, their nature...recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures. (Michael Snow) Scripted and Directed by Michael Snow. Shot primarily in Toronto and New York by himself, Keith Lock, Babette Mangolte, David York and others. Each of Michael Snow's works, spanning across painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music, invites us to experience, question and contemplate the representation, its process and material. RAMEAU'S NEPHEW BY DIDEROT (THANX TO DENNIS YOUNG) BY WILMA SCHOEN illustrates his research both in the visual arts and in sound: For me, it is an authentic 'talking picture,' built from the true units of the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities; the experience of seeing/hearing this film. 'Speech,' 'Language,' 'Culture' - their sources, their nature... recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures. - Michael Snow DVD PAL box contains: the 4.25 hour film on two DVDs, a 184-page bilingual book by Ivora Cusack and Stefani de Loppinot, prefaced by Michael Snow and translated by Pip Chodorov, analyzing the 25 sequences of the film and making available for the first time reproductions of Snow's original preparatory scripts and notes archived at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto (Canada).

Rental: $360.00
16mm Rental: $360.00

DVD PAL Sale: $100.00 Individual Home-Use Sale

Michael Snow

Presents (1980) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 98 min

Genre: Experimental

"The apparent vertical scratch in celluloid that opens PRESENTS literally opens into a film within the film. When its figure awakens into a woman in a 'real' set, the slapstick satire of structural film begins . Snow pushes us into acceptance of present moments of vision, but the single drumbeat that coincides with each edit announces each moment of life's irreversible disappearance." -- Philip Monk, Art Express
"PRESENTS is a major work, even when measured by the standards of Snow's most impressive achievements. The title is a complex, provocatively ambiguous pun. The first section is a play based on the slipping and colliding senses of the word 'presents,' its homonyms, synonyms, and related concepts .... In the last section, assisted by the drum beat accenting each cut, the editing insists on the separateness of each shot and by doing so it constructs a vast inventory of different things and events. This extraordinary concluding montage sequence poses the most concerted and comprehensive challenge to the discourse of presen(ts)(ce) mounted by the film." -- Stuart Liebman, Millennium Film Journal

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michael Snow

So Is This (1982) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

"SO IS THIS parlays an elegantly simple concept into an unpredictable, cumulatively rich experience. "The film is a text in which each shot is a single word, tightly-framed white letters against a black background. Compared to Snow's recent epics ... it seems almost a throwaway but it's also the most satisfying film he's made in a decade .... "With formalist belligerence, SO IS THIS threatens to make its viewers 'laugh cry and change society,' even promising to get 'confessional.' Although the film does reflect Snow's personality - his Canadian-ness, preference for humor over irony, obsession with art world chronology (who did what first) - its only confession is the tacit acknowledgement that he's sensitive to criticism. Snow takes full advantage of his film's system of discourse to twit restless audiences . A lot of this is pretty funny but SO IS THIS is more than a series of gags. Snow manages to defamiliarize both film and language, creating a kind of moving concrete poetry while throwing a monkey wrench into a theoretical debate (is film a language?) that has been going on sporadically for 60 years. "If you let it, Snow's film stretches your definition of what film is - that's cinema and SO IS THIS." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Michael Snow

Seated Figures (1988) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

"In SEATED FIGURES ... Michael Snow again explores the ground zero of motion pictures -- this time literally. Most simply described, the film ... is a 40-minute consideration of a landscape from the perspective of an exhaust pipe. The artist appears to have bolted his camera, lens down, to a metal arm extending off the back of a truck ... then driven over asphalt and dirt roads, out to the beach, along a riverbed, and through a field of daisies. Although hypnotic, the movement is not continuous. The vehicle stops, reverses direction, then accelerates to produce a diagonally striated forcefield. "For all his conceptual sophistication, Snow subscribes to a casual, all-encompassing Cage aesthetic. He's deceptively artless, a master of the visual deadpan. While trafficking in geological abstraction, he arrests the film's frantic motion, freezing some blurry onrush or a frame of flowing water. A soundtrack of coughs, yawns, and humming projector creates a further displacement. The images are distanced - accompanied by the muffled noises of an audience watching a movie. Hence the mysteriously inert title. SEATED FIGURES is about its audience. Not only are we sent flying face down over the earth, but Snow reverses the oldest concept in image-making -- he juxtaposes our seated, static figures against a constantly moving ground." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Michael Snow

See You Later/Au Revoir (1990) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Plot: A man leaves an office. The image shows a staged, formally complete, common event. The real-time action, which took 30 seconds, was extended to become 17.5 minutes on the screen. The sync sound of the typewriter and two voices (He: "Goodbye"; She: "See you later") was slowed down the same amount of time.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Michael Snow

To Lavoisier, Who Died in The Reign of Terror (1991) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

Image Collaboration: Carl Brown. The work of pioneering French Chemist Antoine Lavoisier and this film are situated between modern chemistry and alchemy.. the scenes in the film are all "staged" but shot on different stock and chemcially modified. This film is a dynamic interaction of "abstract" and "realist" form, a drama of abstraction and "theatrical" realism.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Michael Snow

Living Room, The (2000) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Michael Snow

*Corpus Callosum (2002) 16mm, black and white, 90 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

2 reels The corpus callosum is a central region of tissue in the human brain which passes "messages" between the two hemispheres. *CORPUS CALLOSUM, the film (or tape, or projected light work), is constructed of, de-picts, creates, examines, presents, consists of, and is, "betweens". Between beginning and ending, between "natural" and "artificial", between fiction and fact, between hearing and seeing, between 1956 and 2002. It's a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables. *CORPUS CALLOSUM juxtaposes or counterpoints a realism of normal metamorphosis (two extreme examples: pregnancy, explosions) in believable, "real" interior spaces with "impossible" shape changes (some made possible with digital animation). First the camera, then we in the audience, observe the observations of the "real" people depicted in the obviously staged situations. What we see and what they "see" is involved in shifting modes of belief. There seem to be (though there is no narrative) a Hero and Heroine. However, from scene to scene they are different people costumed identically or altered lectronically. The sound -- electronic like the picture -- is also a continuous metamorphosis and as the film's "nervous system", is as important to the film as the picture. Or: the sound and the picture are two hemispheres joined by the artist. *CORPUS CALLOSUM is resolutely "artificial", it not only wants to convince, but also to be a perceived pictorial and musical phenomenon. "Although shot on video and largely computer-produced, *CORPUS CALLOSUM is almost a self-curated retrospective of Snow's career; but with a twist. Everything in this continually self-referential piece,some of which was shown in late 2000 as THE LIVING ROOM, is stretched, squeezed, and flipped -- the bodies of Snow's largecast not the least. (At one point, one guy ties another in a knot.) Space is a similarly malleable object. Is the camera panning, or is the image being subjected to some sort of digital taffy-pull? "*CORPUS CALLOSUM, which is titled for the "central region" of brain tissue that acts as a conduit between the two hemispheres, can be appreciated as both a naturalistic animation and an abstract Frank Tashlin comedy. It's the first movie of the new millennium to warrant both a special issue of OCTOBER and a run at the Sunshine Theater -- soon I hope." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Alan L. Soffin

Twenty to the Third Power (1967) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"this is my second report on what's happening in the new "narrative" cinema and the people in it. 'Soffin: After eight years as a professor, I found that the things I really wanted to get out had nothing to do with academic life so I got as smart as I was when I was 12 and started making pictures instead. 'Bergman: I still am 12, so I decided to turn in my law degree and start painting again, only this time with a camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tsutomo Stom Sogo

3 Films for Untitled (1995) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

1. Sun Sets in My Room 2. Short Time With My Grandmom 3. Three Moods in a View

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

H.C. Solomon

Dive the British Virgin Islands () 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

H.C. Solomon

South Street Seaport Museum, The (1973) black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

"this film deals with the South Street Seaport Museum located at South and Fulton Streets in downtown New York. The South Street Seaport Museum is unique in that it has the largest tonnage of varied ships afloat at any maritime museum in AMerica. All types of vessels of varied size and type of service are exhibited. The museum tries in part to capture a vanished era. The era of the sailing vessel which was so important a means of transportation for America during the nineteenth century. Linking the east and west coast off the continent before the advent of the locomotives." H.C.S.

Rental: $20.00

Clifford Solway

Burglars, The (1964) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"The film is a protest by two 'honest' burglars (real ones) against the hit-run artists of today." C.S. "A daring cinema verite film of an actual burglary, starring two of the nivest real crooks you'd ever want to meet reaking into your pad." Movies 'Round Midnight Program, December 1965

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Warren Sonbert

Carriage Trade (1972) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

"In CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert interweaves footage taken from his journeys throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, together with shots he removed from the camera originals of a number of his earlier films. CARRIAGE TRADE was an evolving work-in-progress, and this 61-minute version is the definitive form in which Sonbert realized it, preserved intact from the camera original. "With CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert began to challenge the theories espoused by the great Soviet filmmakers of the 1920s; he particularly disliked the 'knee-jerk' reaction produced by Eisenstein montage. In both lectures and writings about his own style of editing, Sonbert described CARRIAGE TRADE as 'a jig-saw puzzle of postcards to produce varied displaced effects.' This approach, according to Sonbert, ultimately affords the viewer multi-faceted readings of the connections between shots through the spectator's assimilation of 'the changing relations of the movement of objects, the gestures of figures, familiar worldwide icons, rituals and reactions, rhythm, spacing and density of images." -- Jon Gartenberg, program note for CARRIAGE TRADE, Whitney Museum of American Art, New American Filmmakers Series, October 11-17, 1973

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Alan Sondheim

Compilation I (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Compilation II (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Untitled Frenzy of History, The (1984) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Symmetry Film and Summer 1981 (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Hudson+2 (1976) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Recapitulation and I Am Working on a Film (1981) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Sondheim

Sexual War Films (1981) 16mm, black and white, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Virgin (1981) 16mm, black and white, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Films 1-37 (1982) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Hollywood (1981) 16mm, black and white, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

The triangulation of three women and a man, set against the psychogeographical landscape of Los Angeles-Hollywood in particular. With Jocelyne Doray and Laura Parker. This film was designed as an $800 "feature" complete with characters. Its theoretical basis is from Luce Iragaray and others concerned with the phenomenology of feminine space. Los Angeles appears laid out like the flesh of a postmodern body. Characters speak and intermix their own and other' lines, and ruptured desire flows everywhere through the work. The film is also a strange homage to Los Angeles, with shots ranging from Laurel Canyon to the Central Market, from Pasadena through Hollywood... The landscape is always vaguely catastrophic, inscribing the characters in terms of one another, but -- as in a great deal more recent work -- identity is always fluid.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Alan Sondheim

Testimony of Love and War and Some Features of US Chemical Warfare In South Vietnam (1982) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Tasmanian Silent Films (1983) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Talking Cure and Into the Light (1989) 16mm, color & b/w, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Air (1983) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

This is the first of the longer mag-strip films which have given me considerable freedom of production. AIR consists of independent segments exploring both filmic and psychological issues. There is a long section, for example, taking off from Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, recapitulating some of the vocabulary of desire between the two lead characters. The film is a good introduction to the density of the rest of the work. The issues, as in the sailing section (concerned with the flatness of film motion in relation to soundtrack and subtitling ) are fairly clear-cut. The darker psychoanalytic/pre-symbolic concerns have not yet emerged. In this work, language is a delight.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Sondheim

Buffalo Silent Films (1983) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Concerned with bourgeois life, camera angle, bleakness, and "fissuring" of highly restrained or contained material. Silent films have always provided a degree of difficulty for me; they develop narrative as hysteria. In this instance, the work is buried in depression and a highly exact cinematography; the apparatus itself partakes of obsessive neurosis. Subjects include the bourgeois home, walking on a mountain, snow, and language (reading).

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Desperate Signal Films (1984) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Everywhere at Once (1984) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Mexico Laura (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

This film deals with the eroticization of memory in relation to "Laura" in Mexico. Different sections are concerned with different or varying presentations of the same material. Towards the end, Mexico begins to dominate. The visuals are taken from a 1950s travelogue film that is interspersed with the "ideal tango" music and a voiceover pointing out, through the adoption of a "poeticized Anglo voice," the inherent stereotypicality present. Instead of operating with a direct politics, however, the work hovers between issues of feminine and political space. The individual sections -- as so much of my work at this time -- reinforce and/or contradict each other, each seeming to take the film in a different direction.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Sondheim

This Is the Film in Which You Are Forgiven and This Is the Film in Which I Am Lost (1984) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

One Day in the Life of Tryon (1985) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Sondheim

Travelling (1985) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Using a Computer I Graph (1985) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Goodbyefilm and Asheville Snarl (1989) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

GOODBYE FILM docuements my leaving Nexus Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, in 1985. Everyone says goodbye. Obviously, this plays peculiarly like a combination home movie/conceptual work to anyone else. Who are these people? Why the varying degrees of emoting? It's unclear if absence or compressed presence is documented. ASHVILLE SNARL contains a number of experiments , mostly wth soundtrack, using a Magnasync recorder to create an authentic violence utilized in other films. Like EXPERIMENTS, this reel presents material in its "raw" state, before the devices presented were later worked into other structures.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Sondheim

Experiments (1986) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The reel includes a number of "experimental" works, including SISTERS (my first single-system mag strip film), LAURA?ALAN (condensation and displacement of memory), AQUARIUM, AQUARIUM II, etc. These works explore various techniques, such as single-framing in order to produce the illusion of three-dimensionality; sexuality and memory lost in the midst of single-framed images; overlays concerned with preconscious memory; fast and "almost-missed" narrative, and so forth. A lot of this work has gone into my longer films. This is an opprotunity to see material in progress that is nonetheless of interest in itself. These are some of the few films surviving from 1986-1987; the others were lost.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise Forge Mountaintop Blue Tanks (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Film accompaniment (with sound) for Damaged Life performances; Denise de la Cerda sings in various locations, with or without accompaniment; the film audio is part of the concert. Can be viewed on their own, or used during intermission or audience entry.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise/Drucker, Theatrefilm, Wilkesbarre, Breakers, TVX2 (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A collection of music/sound pieces with audio by my group (1986-90) Damaged Life. THEATREFILM relates a "hysteric" and occasionally inaudible narrative concerning a TV evangelist's sexual perversions; WILKESBARRE, filmed in my home town of Wilkes-Barre, PA, during a crafts festival, uses music from the event as input to a real-time on-site Damaged Life mix. TVX2 are two television pieces also involving the group.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Despair (1987) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A film of lyrical images documenting despair; it establishes a strange languorous mood throughout. My silent films are difficult to create; they must establish an inner and inchoate language for the viewer.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Insane Laura (1987) Super 8, color, 22 min

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Radiation (1988) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Sleazy and the Year 2000 (1988) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Alan Sondheim

Nina Hagan (1988) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Offensive Sexuality (1988) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Debrisfilm (1989) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Alan Sondheim

Sick and Violent Love (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Best Lovers of Numerous Others (1990) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Dirty Film (1990) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a film created from a number of found, undeveloped home movies; additional material concerned directly with sexuality and pornography was added. The whole, fading, becomes simultaneously text and subtext. This was a unique opportunity to rework unseen material, to colonize it.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Misrecognitions (1990) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Second Person Singular (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Singular Illumination of the Body (1990) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Accident in the Revolution, An (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Being Danger (1991) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Part-Objects Float to the Surface of Desperate Thought (1991) Regular 8mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Theory of Writing (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Thought (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Trance Film (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Christopher Speeth

Messiah () 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Ann Spencer

Moon (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Images of the moon: its phases, its astronauts, its dreams."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Ann Spencer

White Cat, The (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"The white cat rolls and tumbles."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Six Films of Barry Spinello () 16mm, color & b/w, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Barry Spinello

Opus I (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Sonata For Pen, Brush & Ruler (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

SONATA was made without camera or tape recorder by handpainting thousands of images onto 16mm clear leader. I had been a painter and musician up to this time. I found the size of my paintings becoming smaller and smaller .... It was a logical and natural step for me to proceed to drawing images directly onto 16mm clear leader. ... It wasn't long before I learned McLaren's method of painting sounds directly on the soundtrack. ... I worked on SONATA like a man possessed, determined to make a film, and a sound film, with no funds to do so. SONATA was made for three dollars worth of clear movie film and five bottles of ink, for a total production cost of nine dollars, plus seven months of my life: fifty hours per week for seven months -- sixteen thousand individual frames, each one painted with love and care. ... My overall aesthetic purpose was to shape and compress the tremendous kinetic energy of the handpainted image into a harmonious unit, which could be enjoyed on many levels and with many screenings. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barry Spinello

Soundtrack (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Black and white with some color hand-applied to each print, hand-painted image, hand-painted sound. I think every student of film should, early in his studies, make a film such as SOUNDTRACK; namely, a film in which sound and image are conceived together as a unit and painted one frame at a time. The advantages for students of handpainting sound and image are threefold: 1. the expense involved is minimal. 2. there is no time lag between the conception of an idea and its realization and screening (no lab wait, etc.) 3. ideas can be expanded, modified and changed immediately and directly after viewing. A basic feel for audio-visual space-timing and the grammar of the frame can be learned in this way. ... Articles and illustrations which describe the tools and techniques used in making SOUNDTRACK can be found in Source magazine (issue no.7) and Film Culture magazine (issue no. 48-49). Awards: Monterey Film Festival, 1969; Fourth Annual Independent Filmmakers' Competition, 1969. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Colored Relations (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Comedy, Hand-processed

Handmade sound and image; light, colorful, humorous. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Six Loop-Paintings (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

In SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS, as in SOUNDTRACK, sound and image are hand applied directly on to 16mm clear leader. The image at a given instant is repeated both on the image track and soundtrack, so that the viewer is visualizing the image he is hearing. However, unlike SOUNDTRACK, the images and sounds in SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS are not painted; they are made by cutting to size and pasting acetate self-adhesive patterns (Micotape and Zipatone) directly onto the clear film. Each pattern yields a distinct sound. Patterns of lines yield square wave sounds; patterns of dots yield sine wave sounds; patterns of diamonds yield sawtooth wave sounds, etc. The finer the pattern, the higher pitched the tone. The further spaced the pattern, the deeper the tone .... I especially recommend SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS to those interested in the texture of sound and image, and in the ways sound and image can relate to each other. Exhibition: KING-TV, Seattle; on tour with the American Institute of the Arts' New American Filmmakers Series.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Variations On A 7-Second Loop-Painting (1970) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

The "theme," a seven-second loop-painting (actually closer to eight), is repeated seven times in succession before the title appears. Then, using an optical printer, the variations start. After each variation the original theme is repeated once. The variations involve step-printing, repetitions and optical manipulations. They very closely follow the original theme.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lother Spree

Sarah's War () 16mm, color & b/w, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"... is a fascinating political film done in allegorical style. Starting with the premise, violence is inevitable. The question is whom to strike? it progresses to the final thesis ' Violence is inevitable. The question in with whom to unite?'

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Marvin Starkman

American Way, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Marvin Starkman

Box, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Cecile Starr

Richter on Film (1972) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Shot on a september afternoon, in 1971, on the lawn and inside the studio of hans richter's connecticut home. The artist talks informally with Cecile Starr about his first experiences as a filmmaker, and about the interrelationship of his films and his paintings. scrolls and collages. Excerpts from Rhythm 21, Ghosts before breakfast and Race symphony help illustrate Richter's comments about how these pioneer avant-garde films were maade in the years between 1921 and 1929.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Cecile Starr

Talk with Carmen D'Avino, A (1972) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Artist-animator Carmen D'Avino talks with Vevile Starr about his scroll-like, color doodles, with special reference to his film The Room, in which he animated walls, ceiling, radiator and other surfaces inside his Greenwich Village apartment (later demolished). His playful ambulating, color-rich designs in actual space add a lively dimension to the abstract-concrete dichotomy." C.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ernie Steck

Christmas 1972 (1976) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"The sight of pathos, madness and loneliness, Christmas 1972 - a time of Nixon, Agnew, Vietnam and Cambodia." E.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ernie Steck

Japon (1977) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"An improved flicker film. Tight sight/sound sync, color gels."E.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

America, Home of the Free, Land of the Brave () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"this film uses news footage with television commercials in order to place Governor Lester Maddox in his proper perspective in present day USA.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Home Movie Movie () 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A child in his world is filmed in black and white with color flashes. The sounds is a selection of children's songs by Woody Guthrie and a medley sung by Pete Seeger

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Movie by Stecker () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Flashes from rv commercials are used with Onward

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Noise () 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Shave, The () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Slice of Bread, A () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

Story About the Magic Dots and Lines, The () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Stecker

U. S. A. () 16mm, color & b/w, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Edie Steiner

Roses Are Blue (1996) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Edie Steiner

Places To Stay (1992) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Gerd Stern

Y (1963) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Landscape & Architecture

"...a question (as valid a form in film poetry as a phrase or a sentence): what effect does the authority syndrome of the highway have on contemporary sexual dynamics? The question is asked through a collage of highway signs, center lines, the nude seen as the way with circumstantial sounds of orgiastic motors and breath."-G.S.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Stevens

Boomerang (1981) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"On October 20th, 1979, Al Gerhards of Dowingtown, Pennsylvania threw a boomerang 123 yards with a complete return--thus setting a new Worlds Record. He accomplished this with a boomerang of his own design and make. Gerhard boomerangs are conisdered some of the finest made, they are highly prized for their quality craftsmanship, aerodynamic performance and aesthetic excellence. "BOOMERANG is a document of the process in which these laminated hardwood 'rangs are made. From the selection of wood and the use of custom molds, through the fine-finishing of the airfoil contours, the film illustrates the amount of care put into every one made. The final flight testing proves that boomerangs actually do return and the joy that they bring."--P.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bhob Stewart

Do-It-Yourself Happening Kit Or The Year The Universe Lost The Penant (1961) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Barbara/David Stone

Companeras Y Companeros (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bernard Stone

12-12-42 () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00

Dave Stone

In Springtime (1970) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Caspar Stracke

Afterbirth (1995) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Tracing, re-constructing and reviving a filmscript of a passed away film-maker friend, that developed itself into a diary of the last three years of his life. AFTERBIRTH is the "outcome" of AFTER VANYUSHA (1995 | 16mm | 40 min. ) a previously released longer essayistic verion of the same subject. "Stracke uses the given possibilities of the medium film to continue a dialogue with a friend that passed away. The result is an impressing film that underlines Mr. Stracke's position as one of the most interesting experimental film makers in Germany." Johanes Tritschler, journal film # 28 with Gershom v. Schalfenberg, Markus M. Schilling

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Chick Strand

Dementia Precox: Five Pieces () 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $39.95
16mm Rental: $39.95

Chick Strand

Four Films by Chick Strand Anselmo, Waterfall, Guacamole, Mujer De Milfuegos () 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chick Strand

Three Films by Chick Strand Cartoon Le Mousse, Fever Dream, Kristallnacht () VHS, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Chick Strand

Two Films by Chick Strand Artificial Paradise, By the Lake () 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Chick Strand

Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An experimental film poem in celebration of life and visions. Techniques include live action, animation, montage and found images. Exhibition: New York Film Festival; Arles, France Film Festival; Canadian Women's Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chick Strand

Waterfall (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A film poem using found film and stock footage altered by printing, home development and solarization. It is a film using visual relationships to invoke a feeling of flow and movement. Japanese Koto music. Exhibition: Smithsonian Institute; Women in Film, SUNY Buffalo; American Film Institute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chick Strand

Mosori Monika (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

An expressive documentary about women in the Third World. This is an ethnographic film about two cultures that have encountered one another. The Spanish Franciscan Missionaries went to Venezuela in 1945 to "civilize" the Warao Indians, who live in the swamps on the Orinoco River Delta. Before the missionaries came, the Waraos lived in relative isolation and were little affected by the outside world. The relationship between the Indians and the missionaries is simple on the surface, but it is manifested in a complex change of techniques, values and life style which have indelibly altered the Warao vision of life. The acculturation is presented from two viewpoints. A nun tells how the Indians lived when the missionaries arrived and what the nuns have done to "improve" conditions, both spiritually and materially. An old Warao Indian woman tells what she feels has been the important experiences in her life. The two viewpoints are structured in counterpoint so that the deeper aspects of the juxtaposition of the modern culture over the old becomes apparent through the revelations of the two women. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; American Anthropology Meetings, NY; Women's Film Festival, NY.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chick Strand

Cosas De Mi Vida (1976) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Expressive documentary in an ethnographic approach about Anselmo, a Mexican Indian. It is a film about his struggle for survival in the Third World. Orphaned at age 7, he was the sole support of himself and his baby sister, who eventually starved and died in his arms. The film continues with Anselmo's struggle to live and to do something with his life other than a docile acceptance of poverty. Totally uneducated in a formal way, he taught himself how to play a horn and when he became a man he started his own street band. The film was started in 1965 and finished in 1975. During the 10 years, I saw the physical change in Anselmo's life in terms of things he could buy to make his family at first able to survive, and during the last years, to make them more comfortable. I felt a change in his spirit from a proud, individualistic and graceful man into one obsessed with possessions and role playing in order to get ahead and stay on top, but one cannot help but admire his energy and determination to succeed, to drag himself and is family out of the hopelessness and sameness of poverty to give them a future. Anselmo tells his own story in English although he does not speak the language. After he told me of his life in Spanish, I translated it into English and taught him how to say it.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Chick Strand

Elasticity (1976) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Psychology & Mental Health

Impressionistic surrealism in three acts. The approach is literary experimental with optical effects. There are three mental states that are interesting: amnesia, euphoria and ecstasy. Amnesia is not knowing who you are and wanting desperately to know. I call this the White Night. Euphoria is not knowing who you are and not caring. This is the Dream of Meditation. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who you are and still not caring. I call this the Memory of the Future. This is an autobiographical film funded by the American Film Institute.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chick Strand

Guacamole (1976) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Poetic surrealism. Approach is experimental in relationship of image and sound. A film about the loss of innocence and the search for the essence of the human spirit. Funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chick Strand

Mujer De Milfuegos (1976) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A kind of heretic fantasy film. An expressionistic, surrealistic portrait of a Latin American woman. Not a personal portrait so much as an evocation of the consciousness of women in rural parts of such countries as Spain, Greece and Mexico; women who wear black from the age 15 and spend their entire lives giving birth, preparing food and tending to household and farm responsibilities. MUJER DE MILFUEGOS depicts in poetic, almost abstract terms, their daily repetitive tasks as a form of obsessive ritual. The film uses dramatic action to express the thoughts and feelings of a woman living within this culture. As she becomes transformed, her isolation and desire, conveyed in symbolic activities, endows her with a universal quality. Through experiences of ecstasy and madness we are shown different aspects of the human personality. The final sequence presents her awareness of another level of knowledge. Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, NY; New York Women's Film Festival; Filmex, LA.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Chick Strand

Cartoon le Mousse (1979) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Chick Strand is a prolific and prodigiously gifted film artist who seems to break new ground with each new work. Her recent "found footage" works such as CARTOON LE MOUSSE, are extraordinarily beautiful, moving, visionary pieces that push this genre into previously unexplored territory. If poetry is the art of making evocative connections between otherwise dissimilar phenomena, then Chick Strand is a great poet, for these films transcend their material to create a surreal and sublime universe beyond reason." -- Gene Youngblood

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Chick Strand

Fever Dream (1979) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A wet hot dream about sensuality.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Krystallnacht (1979) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Loose Ends (1979) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

LOOSE ENDS is a collage film about the process of internalizing the information that bombards us through a combination of personal experience and media in all forms. Speeding through our senses in ever-increasing numbers and complicated mixtures of fantasy, dream and reality from both outside and in, these fragmented images of life, sometimes shared by all, sometimes isolated and obscure, but with common threads, lead us to a state of psychological entropy tending toward a uniform inertness ... an insensitive uninvolvement in the human condition and our own humanity.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Chick Strand

Soft Fiction (1979) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title SOFT FICTION works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strand's own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the film's erotic content and style. It's rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit." -- Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Chick Strand

Anselmo and the Women (1986) VHS NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Continuing the life of Anselmo, a Mexican street musician, and his life-long struggle to make a good life for his children. This film focuses on his relationship with his wife Adela and his mistress, Cruz, and theirs with him. In a society where traditional gender roles are separate and sharply defined, the number of children defines male identity and keeps the women at home and dependent. Poverty makes daily survival a desperate struggle. Both men and women must cooperate, the men to provide food and shelter and the women to raise and care for the large family. However, the cooperation is often superficial, with very little communication in terms of inner emotional needs. Relationships become economic in essence in which both men and women perceive themselves living in an emotional desert. The film is about lives in conflict from three points of view as told by the people involved. It explores the division between the real and ideal.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Chick Strand

Coming Up For Air (1986) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

A "new narrative" film based on the visions of magic realism in an Anglo context. This is a gothic mystery that explores a reckless pursuit of interchangeable personalities and experience. Whether experience is first hand, read, remembered from a conversation during a chance encounter, heard of from all possible sources of information, whether fact or fiction, the "experiences" become ours; reinterpreted, reconstructed, and restructured, finally becoming our personal myths, and the source of our poetry and dreams. The sources for this film include night dreams, the idea of holocaust, the exoticness of the Mid-East, the sensuality of animals, the explorations of Scott in Antarctica, and a film I once saw, entitled The Son of Amir Is Dead.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Chick Strand

Fake Fruit (1986) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Intimate documentary about young women who make papier mache fruit and vegetables in a small factory in Mexico. They have a gringo boss, but the factory is owned by his Mexican wife. The focus of the film is on the color, music and movement involved, and the gossip which goes on constantly, revealing what the young women think about men.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stefan Stratil

Der Mensch Mit Den The Man With Modern Nerves () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Stefan Stratil

Vivus Funeratus (1992) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Street

Fulton Fish Market (2003) 35mm, Mini DV NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

New York City's Fulton Fish Market explodes with movement, sound and color between the hours of midnight and 7 AM, Monday through Friday in lower Manhattan. Fish hooks flail, crates are ripped open, and tens of thousands of fish are arrayed in ice as discerning retailers and restaurant owners make the rounds. This lyrical, visually vibrant documentary reveals a profoundly tactile material world tucked away in the shadow of the digital age. Hand made effects and a haunting, sparse soundtrack underline the chaos and beauty of this teeming market. "… blends scenes of the legendary waterfront market filmed in the early hours of the morning with hand-painted, emulsion-scratched abstractions turning the place into something beautiful and mysterious." Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2/27/04.

Rental: $50.00 MiniDV rental price: 40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

Excursions (1994) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

In <i>Excursions</i> a cast of characters sift through their experiences as travelers in Mexico and Guatemala. A woman's relationship sours in the face of paradise. Two men beg a Mexican woman to sing for their tape recorder. A filmmaker wrestles with self-conciousness. A character from Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano fights off delirium tremens. Their voices mingle to inform film footage shot in the area, and reworked on an optical printer. "Real" journal entries mix with faux diaries, sound recorded by travelers on location, and excerpts from a novel to explore the boundary between travel and imperialism.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Mark Street

Winterwheat (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncrasy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film. "Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." -- Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990 Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation, 1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Lilting Towards Chaos (1990) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS is a chronicle of a three-year period of my life. The film attempts to capture the disgust one can feel at being solipsistic and self-involved, but also hints at the good that can come out of such introspection. The film delves into my thoughts about my particular emotional situation, but also shows my attempts to deal with the world outside, if only on a visual level. LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS invites the viewer to examine what I have chosen to show him/her about my life at that time, and determine which musings are honest and useful, and which are circuitous and self-defeating.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Blue Movie (1994) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Found Footage

A smattering of repeated performances culled from old porno films and hand-painted. A man bends over a body, but what we really notice is the wall behind him. A woman stares back at the viewer with annoyance. On the soundtrack Ana&iuml;s Nin declares: "but while I'm doing this I feel I'm not living."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Grant Strombeck

Kasinas () 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Andrew Sugarman

Captive () 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Elaine Summers

Walking Dance for Any Number (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Elaine Summers

Windows in the Kitchen (1983) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Elaine Summers

In the Absence and the Presence (1985) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

John Sunier

Rite () 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"A dominant trend of the American avant-garde...is reconfirmed in John Sunier's RITE, poetic glimpse of Zen monastery life."-Amos Vogel, The Village Voice "John Sunier's six-minute RITE, which might be sub-titled 'What the Monk Does All Day,' is a visit to a Zen monastery in still and moving pictures, all nicely edited."-Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Meditative, subjective documentary on Zen monastery in California mountains. Tender cutting of images to sound of gentle Eastern percussion...river images."-John Schofill, Monterey Film Festival "Images and sound recorded at the Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara Hot Springs, California. Stills by Tim Buckley. Shown at The Whitney Museum New American Filmmakers series. Festival prizewinner."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Sutton

Moving and Storage (1969) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Casual conversation, poetry, ambient sounds metaphorically arranged with scenes in New York City and the outer reaches of Long Island-an attempt to find equivalents for certain states of feeling."-H.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Don Symanski

Rayloom (1970) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lynne Sachs

Which Way Is East (1994) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Social Activism

"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared history. Lynne and Dana Sachs' travel diary of their trip to Vietnam is a collection of tourism, city life, culture clash, and historic inquiry that's put together with the warmth of a quilt. "Which Way Is East" starts as a road trip and flowers into a political discourse. It combines Vietnamese parables, history and memories of the people the sisters met, as well as their own childhood memories of the war on TV. (excerpted from article in The Independent by Susan Gerhard) "The sound track is layered with the cacophony of bustling city streets, the chirps of cicadas and gentle rustles of trees in the countryside, and the visuals, devoid of travelogue cliches, are a collage of pictorial snippets taken from unusual vantage points.... What comes through is such a strong sense of the place you can almost smell it." Ted Shen, The Chicago Reader

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Scot-Free

Strange Love (1996) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Erotic

Cinema of Transgression founder Nick Zedd stars in this sick little film as one half of a jaded Lower East Side couple that's become bored of straight sex. Wanting to spice things up a bit they imitate some rough sex action they see on TV with gory consequences. Official Selection: 7th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Official Selection: 2nd Annual Boston Underground Film Festival

16mm Rental: $40.00

Warren Sonbert

Divided Loyalties (1978) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Warren Sonbert described DIVIDED LOYALTIES as a film 'about art vs industry and their various crossovers.' According to film critic Amy Taubin, 'there is a clear analogy between the filmmaker and the dancers, acrobats and skilled workers who make up so much of his subject matter.' (The soho weekly news, Nov 2, 1978) "In a lecture on 'film syntax' at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979, Sonbert elaborated upon his role as the film's omnipotent and omnipresent voice. ' The job of editing ... is to balance a series of ambiguities in a tension-filled framework.' Interpreting a multiple-shot sequence from DIVIDED LOYALTIES (in which a close up of a Cezanne paiting is being cleaned), he elaborated that 'the image of art naturally refers back to the artist-filmmaker, saying that art is both objective and merciless, the filmmaker being both callous and opportunistic. ... the artist is cool and detached, but the reason is to shake up and dirturb. ... art is being revealed, in the causal link of images... nothing has a valid reality outside of the whole chain of iamges... ' (Warren Sonbert lecture, published in Film Culture, no. 70-71, 1983)" -Jon Gartenberg

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Warren Sonbert

Honor and Obey (1988) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political & Social Activism

"...what was clear was Sonbert's absolute mastery of form." -Elliot Stein, Film Comment "In Warren Sonbert's HONOR AND OBEY soldiers march in formation, a tiger stalks through the snow, religious processions wind through the streets, and palm trees wave in a tropical breeze. As brightly colored images of authority figures blend into scenes of cocktail parties, this 21-minutes silent film flows along with the grace of a musical score built on complex tensions hidden among notes. 'Whose authority will you obey?' the film seems to ask, as it deftly avoids simple minded juxtapositions. Instead, we see a melange of images so full of geography (Notre Dame Cathedral, The Sydney Opera House, Fifth Avenue) , that the work mocks the idea of any specific setting. Sooner or later, social and natural laws meet and probably clash, Mr. Sonbert suggests, but in this scenario of discrete images, all is apparent harmony. HONOR AND OBEY is by far the most accomplished and rewarding piece in 'Avant-Garde Voices,' the title covering five works by independent filmmakers shown at the New York Film Festival ..." Caryn James, The New York Times

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

A/K/A Martha's Vineyard (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment

www.richardsandler.com

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Richard Sandler

Brave New York (2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Celebrates the East Village in all its fabulous diversity. Shot from 1992-2004, it chronicles the gentrification of the "hood." The movie's main voices are those of the artists, street people and activists whose commentaries on the dominant culture give pause amidst the speedy approach of a "Brave New World."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

Everybody is Hurting (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a documentary about the day of 9/11, and the soul searching and muscular debate that raged in union square park in the weeks following

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

The Gods of Times Square (1999) DVD_NTSC, color, 112 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The plethora of religious zealots that (daily) would gather there to preach against the "sins" of secular life. The backdrop for their rants were the 60-foot supermodels and pop neon signs whose proselytizing pitch was wrapped in the primary colors of conformity. The work was shot from 1992-1998 as Times Square was "Disneyfied" for the new millenium. In his quest for gods in Times Square, Sandler speaks with mystics and with the reasoned and the unreasonable followers of the standard creeds. Spirituality is found, but only in the metaphysics of a timeless cast of gritty New Yorkers.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

Sway (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 32 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a free-form documentary edited from 14 years of shooting video in the New York subways

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jason Sibert

An Incident at Bridgeville (2005) Color and B&W, 128 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Technology

A film essay which mixes film diary, mock-documentary and narrative to make statements about the soul, technology and love. It has a science fiction storyline which engages the viewer. "Bridgeville" had some positive reviews on the web. Showed at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City as a part of the New Filmmmakers Showcase.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Art Parade (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, body

"In Art Parade the Karen Black girls show beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The female form, big hair, suggestive movements attract and fascinate us and the question of gender can be an illusion or for some still very tantalizing. I liked the use of strong color. It reminded me in nature insects use color to attract. In this film the color intesifies the female girls and makes them more alluring." - Diane Leon

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Tongue and Chic (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Tongue and Chic" is a stylized portrait of a launch party for the magazine Swoon. M.M. Serra, the filmmaker, says "indulging in fashion is creating a dramatic presence ... you are living that life and celebrating that moment and that is extremely precious."

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $45.00

Carolee Schneemann

Fuses- Newly Restored Version with Added Footage (1967) 16mm, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

New restoration of the original 16mm collaged print - May 2007. Part of "Autobiographical Trilogy". Filming begun in 1964. This self- shot erotic film remains a controversial classic. With awards at Cannes (1968), the Yale Film Festival (1992) and showings at museums and Universities internationally, Fuses has nevertheless encountered censorship over the years. "[A]notorious masterpiece, a silent celebration in color of heterosexual love making, the film unifies erotic energies within a domestic environment through cutting, super- imposition and layering of abstract impressions scratched into the celluloid itself... Fuses succeeds perhaps more than any other film in objectifying the sexual streamings of the body's mind" - The Guardian

Rental: $$95.00
16mm Rental: $$95.00

Flavia Souza

Carnalevare (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

CARNALEVARE is an experimental film about the ecstasy of growth and decay. It is an attempt to reveal that 'the rawest materials in life are so pregnant with mystery and the capacity for change that disguising them is beside the point.' Carnalevare means 'take away the meat' and is related to the observence of Lent and the festival of Carnival. The parallel between this ritual and the cycle of birth and decay is in its powerful release and potential for material transformation. All the objects used in the set had been thrown away, by manipulating a few discarded materials and juxtaposing them meaningfully they could perhaps be transformed into something new. My inspiration for this small film was to investigate my own materiality, free of false trappings under the sure and unchangeable influences of time and nature.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Teslamania (2007) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 7 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science, Technology

Two camera rolls shot at the Collective Unconscious during a performance of "Teslamania" featuring Gecko Saccomanno and Tesla Coil Engineer Jamie Mereness. The film's visual effects, double exposures, and refracted images, were all done in camera, just as we see them here. On the soundtrack, Gecko provides various "Tesla tidbits," including Tesla's scheme to provide free electricity transmitted through the air, anecdotes about the Collective's Tesla Coil performances, "Tesla cooking," and a list of the inventor Nikoli Tesla's many exotic phobias. Music by Dorit Chrysler.

16mm Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Short Experimental Films (2007) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: artists, film about film, hand processed, literary, personal_diary_journal

"Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema, and this collection of short experimental films is a marvel to behold. Each piece is a unique gem - quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring - celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema." - Alan Berliner

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00 (150 institutional)

Joel Schlemowitz

Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition! (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art

Documentation of Joel Schlemowitz's "Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition!" From the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, including cinepaintings and other film installation pieces, and a multi-projection enviornment of seven 16mm film loop projectors, seven mirror-balls, gilt-edged projection screens, and a series of frenetic film loops with images from the 19th Century magic lantern slides.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

WVLNT: Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time (1966-67/2003) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

WAVELENGTH was shot in one week in December, 1966, preceded by a year of notes, thoughts, mutterings. It was edited and first print seen in May, 1967. I wanted to make a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings, and aesthetic ideas. I was thinking of, planning for a time monument in which the beauty and sadness of equivalence would be celebrated, thinking of trying to make a definitive statement of pure Film space and time, a balancing of "illusion" and "fact," all about seeing. The space starts at the camera's (spectator's) eye, is in the air, then is on the screen, then is within the screen (the mind). The film is a continuous zoom which takes 45 minutes to go from its widest field to its smallest and final field. It was shot with a fixed camera from one end of an 80 foot loft, shooting the other end, a row of windows and the street .... The room (and the zoom) are interrupted by four human events including a death. The sound on these occasions is sync sound, music and speech, occurring simultaneously with an electronic sound, a sine-wave .... It is a total glissando while the film is a crescendo and a dispersed spectrum which attempts to utilize the gifts of both prophecy and memory which only film and music have to offer.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Fern Silva

Notes from a Bastard Child (2007) 16mm, color, 9 mins. min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: youth, econamics, multicultural, family, personal_diary_journal

Fern Silva's "Notes from a Bastard Child" consists of an unsettled but concise capsule portrait of interconnected fatherless entities, including a fading Portuguese village and Jesus Christ. -Mark Holcomb TimeOut New York

Rental: $$50.
16mm Rental: $$50.

Astria Suparak

Some Kind of Loving (Joanie 4 Jackie, 2000) VHS NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Children & Youth, Erotic, Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Curated by Astria Suparak for the independent distribution system and feminist art project Joanie 4 Jackie, as the third and final Co-Star Tape. Some Kind of Loving explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture. Or: Performance (anxiety), awkwardness, and ambivalence. No Place Like Home #1+#2 (Video. 5:00+6:00, Karen Yasinsky), Fine Lines (Super-8 film, 5:00, Jane Gang), Lullaby (Video, 18:00, Jennifer Reeder), pornfilm (16mm film, 6:00, Stephanie Barber), Martina's Playhouse (Super-8 film, 20:00, Peggy Ahwesh). More information: http://www.joanie4jackie.com/costar/loving.php

VHS NTSC Rental: $15.00 (Individual) 75.00 (Institution)

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 (Individual) 100.00 (Institution)

Joel Schlemowitz

40/4000 (2007) 16mm, Color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A camera roll. Forty years celebrated in four-thousand frames.

Joel Schlemowitz

Camera Roll for Taylor (2008) 16mm, 35mm, Black and White, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A camera roll city cine-poem, filmed in Brooklyn in the vicinity of the Gowanus Canal.

16mm Rental: $20.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Olga Spiegel

Alchemy Blues (1974) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animation painted directly onto film. Olga Spiegel was an original member of Women Artist Filmmakers (WAF 1974-1981)

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

M. M. Serra

Chop Off (2008) DVD NTSC, , 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Chop Off exposes the dark, fearful recesses of the human psyche by filming the body modification of performance artist R.K. Literally risking "life and limb," R.K.'S body is his medium and amputation is his art. The very act of filming him often stimulates a cascading range of emotions, from disgust to fear to dread." - Tribeca Film Festival 2009 "Please please show this film! It's unique, it's real, it's not like any other film. What one sees in it, can not be seen anywhere else. It will shock some, but the fact is that there are shocking things in this world and we should know it and see it, nothing human should be hidden from knowledge. You made a very REAL film about REAL people. One of the most difficult things to do in cinema. I congratulate you." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Dame Darcy (2007) 16mm, Black and White, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A short and lively 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy, seen through a filmic rollercoaster tour of her comic book, "Meat Cake," and ending with the artist herself. On the soundtrack, a turn-of-the-last-century recording from a 78rpm Victrola record.

Josh Solondz

Keratin Reserve (2009) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, Found Footage

Six hundred and seventy three fingernails adhered to found footage using topcoat, reprinted in accordance to the time of nail's growth and removal.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marina Shron

The Silent Love of the Fish (2002) DVD_NTSC, Black & White, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

" A surreal tale of fish eaten and innocence lost.".

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Marina Shron

X-Tina (2009) DVD_NTSC, Color / Black & White, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A young girl and a fat man meet in a bar and share a beer along with small talk of sex and murder. Two disjointed lives come together for a fleeting moment to for an unfamiliar constellation...

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lynne Sachs

The Last Happy Day (2009) DVD_NTSC, Color, 38 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, History, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran. The Last Happy Day is an experimental documentary portrait of Sandor (Alexander) LENARD, A Hungarian medical doctor and a distant cousin of filmmaker Lynne Sachs. In 1938 Lenard, a writer with a Jewish background, fled the Nazis to a safe haven in Rome. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Army Grave Registration Service hired Lenard to reconstruct the bone -- small and large -- of dead American soldiers. Eventually he found himself in remotest Brazil where he embarked on the translation of "Winne the Pooh" into Latin, an eccentric task that catapulted him to brief world-wide fame. Sachs' essay film uses personal letters, abstracted war imagery, home movies, interviews, and a childrens's performance to create an intimate meditation on the destructive power of war. "A fascinating, unconventional approach to a Holocaust-related story...a frequently charming work that makes no effort to disguise an underlying melancholy." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Lynne Sachs

Wind in Our Hair (Con viento en el pelo) (2010) DVD_NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children / Youth

Inspired by the stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortazar, yet blended with the realities of contemporary Argentina, "Wind in Our Hair" is an experimental narrative directed by New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs about four girls discovering themselves through a fascination with the trains that pass by their house. A story of early-teen anticipation and disappointment, "Wind in Our Hair" is circumscribed by a period of profound Argentine political and social unrest. Shot with 16mm, Super 8mm, Regular 8mm film and video, the film follows the girls to the train tracks, into kitchens, on sidewalks, in costume stores, and into backyards in the heart of Buenos Aires as well as the outskirts of town. Sachs and her Argentine collaborators move about Buenos Aires with their cameras, witnessing the four playful girls as they wander a city embroiled in a debate about the role of agribusiness, food resources and taxes. Using an intricately constructed Spanish-English "bilingual" soundtrack, Sachs and her co-editor Sofia Gallisa articulate this atmosphere of urban turmoil spinning about the young girls' lives. "Wind in Our Hair" also includes the daring, ethereal music of Argentine singer Juana Molina.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Vicki Sher

Woodchuck (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video shows a dying woodchuck in a field. He/she has been partially run over by a tractor. The woodchuck is paralyzed from the waist down, and from the waist up is pure fear, vulnerability, and viciousness. An animal, motivated usually by a quest for food and shelter has been reduced to pure emotions and a raw desire to live. Edited only lightly, the confrontation between me(behind the camera) and my dog and the animal is present as it happened.

Rental: $$30
DVD NTSC Rental: $$30

Mark Street

Trailer Trash (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage

A skewed take on film detritus: 35mm movie trailers rescued from the trash and affected by hand and digitally, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Mark Street

Alone, Apart: The Dream Reveals the Waking Day (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

An homage to two ramshackle cities, made up of footage shot while wandering. I meander city streets with a camera, looking to be haunted by unfamiliar vistas. I find solace in the forgotten landscapes, odd voices on a ham radio, shimmering water in a desolate harbor. Later I attack the film, moving it this way and that, trying to squeeze it against its will, wrest strangeness from the everyday.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Mark Street

Mark Street: Short Films Volume 1 1989-2004 (1989-2004) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

WINTERWHEAT- 8 min. 16mm, 1989. ECHO ANTHEM- 8 min. 16mm, 1991. BLUE MOVIE- 5 min. 16mm, 1994. SWEEP- 7 min. 16mm, 1998. SLIDING OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD- 7 min. 35mm, 2001. FULTON FISH MARKET- 12 min. 35mm, 2003. ALONE, APART: THE DREAM REVEALS THE WAKING DAY- 7 min. BETA, 2004. GUIDING FICTIONS 5 min. 35mm, 2002.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

A Year (2006) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal Diary & Journal

A tattered diary film. Middle age concerns swirl around me in Brooklyn and follow to North Carolina, and New Orleans (before the storm) and back home again. Video journal entries mix with 35mm abstract film images, sublime and inviting, suggesting an elegy for celluloid. As friends drift away I retreat into myself. Solipsism beckons, and I stave it off, barely. I contemplate my body falling apart, my kids growing up, changes and disappearances.

Rental: $50.00
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Smith & Lowles

Manmaid (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

While strolling around in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, casually we entered a Rite Aid pharmaceutical to unknowingly discover an 'untold treasure trove'. At first glance it seems like any other drug store full of 'gadgets and gizmos aplenty', these artificial delights illuminated by the cheap industrial lights above surround a spectacular giant disco ball. This spherical misplaced object mirroring the culture of today, draws your attention to the grandiose dome shaped interior of yesteryear, a former theatre with its original ornate wall reliefs and elaborate balconies once overlooking the dramatized stories of the past, now hidden beneath the facade of cheap house hold 'whozits and whatzits. The ceiling black resembling the night sky, the shoddy store lights twinkling like the celestial heavens, your eyes move down to the aisles that become infinite spaces of information...the shelves being an orderly symmetrical system that display the complexities of modern necessities. You are confronted with the question of..'look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collections complete.?' sung to you in a satirical manner by Lee Kyle, a strong, physically masculine, tattooed, bearded man taking on the persona of the little mermaid, brings to light the social, cultural ideas and expectations of what it is to be a man or a woman.'wouldn't you think Im a girl, a girl who has everything thing'. In a ever dissatisfied, all attainable, disposable A.D.D world..'but who cares no big deal I wont more'

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Smith & Lowles

Too Rich Tourists (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

In a toxic haze of red, white and blue gloss paint, an artificial forest opens up, a sanctuary where baroque meets pop, fairytale meets grunge, purity meets sin. The iconic colors red, white and blue are re appropriated as nature. We find our current global climate coming to a climax, fueling our desire for an alternative reality. We're desperately seeking a new spirituality, a new mythology in a 'too rich' too attainable, technological age. This synthetic fantasy landscape channels the global anxieties of the past and present. This man-made forest belongs to the magical world of the fetish, the pre-ordained nature of artificial relics. Where disconnected identities are placed in a perverse unfamiliar foreign territory. A Place where everyone is a tourist.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Smith & Lowles

The Sunshine Girls (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

16mm film exposed through regular 8 camera, uncut , filmed at different speeds capturing the magic of the physicality of film and the nostalgia of the nyc underground era of the 60's. Exploring the subject of the artist as both voyeur and performer, due to the nature of the film both characters appear on scene within the same frame, suggesting a male gaze when in actualliy the filmmakers take in turn to film each other.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Warren Sonbert

The Cup and the Lip (1986) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

"Sonbert's most recent film refines the premises of his work over the past 15-odd years. His bravura-acrobatic camera and editing style of the '70s pale next to the seemingly effortless spectacle he produces today. ... The film is so dense it's impossible to apprehend it at a single viewing .... It is Sonbert's darkest work." - Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #38 (2007) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

Film version of an installation piece shown at the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

The Glowing Woman (2007) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Spiraling colors and abstracted rotating text, poem by Wanda Phipps on the soundtrack both layered and singular. The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #43 (2007) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Smith & Lowles

Knickerbocker Glory (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Surrounded by a red sea of chanting fans, the words 'You'll Never Walk Alon' echoes with an immediate and penetrating pathos, 'When you walk through the storm, Hold you head up high, And don't be afraid, Of the dark'... The footballers have become modern day archetypal gods, their fans their disciples. Here demystified of their god-like status the footballers and fans become the spectators, cheering on an assortment of almost naked men, the toppings of a ice cream sundae. The men sensually drenched in whipped cream, sprinkles and strawberry sauce, playfully brawl and caress one another's bodies, layer upon layer of sexuality, satire and hedonistic pleasure.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs: 10 Short Films Vol.3 (1986-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family

"XY Chromosome Project"- 12 min (2007) "The Small Ones"- 3 min (2006) "Noa, Noa"- (2006) "Atalanta 32 Years Later"- 5 min (2006) "Tornado"- 4 min (2002) "Photograph of Wind"- 4 min (2006) "Window Work"- 9 min (2000) "Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning"- 9 min (1987)"Still Life With Woman and Four Ojects"- 4 min (1986) "Drawn and Quarted"- 4 min (1987) "Lynne Sachs is best known for her spirited and lyrical essay films- films defined by a unwavering woman's inflection and a commitment to pry the cracks in official history. However, throughout Sach's career, we've been treated to a succession of short experimental works that tease out the details of the everyday with the same clarity of vision and instinct for the hand-nurtured image as her much-lauded lengthier works. These films and videotapes, whether they be mystified glimpses of childhood, reinventions of the films past, or formal excursions into the poetic, surrender the wonder of a world seen by an artist with a soulful eye and a conscientious hear."- Steve Seid, Film-Video Curator, Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Lynne Sachs

States of UnBelonging (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 63 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, history, personal diary / journal, political/ social activism

The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed her the West Bank. Director Lynne Sachs creates a film on the violence of the Middle East by exchanging letters with an Israeli friend. Together, they reveal Revital's story through her films, news reports, and interviews, culminating in heartbreaking footage of children discussing the violence they've witnessed. Without taking sides or casting blame, the film becomes a cine-essay on fear and filmmaking, tragedy and transformation, violence and the land of Israel/Palestine.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lynne Sachs

Investigation of a Flame (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political / social activism

On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters led by Daniel and Philip Berrigan, walked into a catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. "Investigation of a Flame" is an intimate, experimental documentary portrait of the Cantonsville Nine, this disparate band of resisters who chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience. How did the photos, trial publicity and news of the two year prison sentences help to galvanize a disillusioned American public' "Investigation of a Flame" explores this politically and religiously motivated performance of the 1960's in the context of extremely different times- times in which critics of Middle East peace agreements, abortion and technology resort to violence of the most random and sanguine kind in order to access the public imagination.

Lynne Sachs

The Task of the Translator (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, philosophical

Sachs pays homage to Walter Benjamin's essay "The Task of the Translator" through three studies of the human body. First, she listens to the musings of a wartime doctor grappling with the task of a kind-of cosmetic surgery for corpses. Second, she witnesses a group of Classics scholars confronted with the haunting yet whimsical task of translating a newspaper article on Iraqi burial rituals into Latin. And finally, she turns to a radio news report on human remains.

Rental: $25.00
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Josh Solondz

Little Fountains (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, literary / theatre, philosophical

A meditation on cultural appropriation and nature's myth. Prompted by Roland Barthes' "Mythologies", the videomakers have found a microcosm of the new age wasteland within little fountains. The work is an object focused meditation within a young woman's life is brought to attention.

Josh Solondz

Transciver Receiver Exchange Agreement (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology / mental health, technology

Jolene received an audio recording from her psychic and kindly donated it to me for consideration. What resulted was a musical dimensionshiftestique rant, electronic transmitters are built, signals fade in and out, the psychic's voice framing the final transcription review for accuracy.

Lynne Sachs

Georgic for a Forgotten Planet (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 8:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

I began reading Virgil's Georgics, a 1st Century epic agricultural poem, and knew immediately that I needed to create a visual equivalent about my own relationship to the place where I live, New York City. The film is culled from material I collected at Coney Island, the Lower East Side, Socrates Sculpture Garden in Queens, a Brooklyn community garden and a place on Staten Island that is so dark you can see the three moons of Jupiter. It is a homage to a place many people affectionately and mysteriously call the big apple.

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Fern Silva

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color/bw, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color & b/w, sound, 13.5 min _In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails_ suggests a future already arrived, merging the destruction with the creation of life as seen in the tiny turtles crawling their way to the sea, or heard in the crackling of a Geiger counter as a masked man sprays plants with pesticides. Though only 13 minutes, the film's span is enormous. As revelers in Salvador, Bahia, parade through the streets, a gnat-sized Mercury passes across the surface of the sun, and men slowly make their way up the giant steps of an ancient temple; the film resides in a well of deep time, civilizational history swallowed by the life of the planet. --Genevieve Yue

Rental: $55.00
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Sarah Sitzler

Cairo (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The concept for this film started with a small piece of found footage of a tennis match on 16mm with unknown players from an unknown date. Contexts of found and archival film footage are transformed in combining them with current news footage ripped from Youtube to become culturally and politically relevant.

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Sarah Sitzler

Goodwife (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This video focuses on one woman in particular as she is conflicted with her role as woman, wife, artist, and human.

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Sarah Sitzler

One With the Birthday Cake, The (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video edited from documentation of a performance relates the base objectification of the female body, self-victimization, neutrality, and ritual.

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Sarah Sitzler

Seamstress, The (2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired in part by the B Horror genre, the cast of the film is stripped down to the two essential players, victim and villain, both female in this case.

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Jack Smith

Respectable Creatures (1950-66) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. This film, titled by Jack Smith, is an unusual blending of his first known film, "Buzzards Over Baghdad" with stray images from "Normal Love" concluding with material which he shot at Carnaval in Rio circa 1967. Distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $100.00

Jack Smith

Normal Love (1963-65) 16mm, color, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. Smith's second feature length film appears to derive from his adoration of Maria Montez, the B- movie star best know for her performance in "Cobra Woman." It features a variety of 30's horror film monsters, a mermaid, a lecher, and various cuties performed by a cast which included Mario Montez, John Vaccaro, Diane DePrima, Beverly Grant, Tiny Tim, and others. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $480.00

Jack Smith

Yellow Sequence (1963-65) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. This is a gold-toned coda to "Normal Love". Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $60.00

Jack Smith

Jungle Island (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

AKA Reefers of Technicolor Island. Note: Sound on CD. A tropical island fantasy featuring Mario Montez. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $80.00

Jack Smith

No President (1967-70) 16mm, b/w, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. Smith's third feature film was originally titled "The Kidnapping of Wendell Willkie by the Love Bandit," in reaction to the 1968 Presidential Campaign. Willkie was a liberal Republican who ran against FDR in the 1940's. It mixes B&W footage of Smith's creatures with old campaign footage of Willkie. The climax of the work appears to be the "auctioning" of the presidential candidate at the convention. Brand new distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $200.00

Jack Smith

Song for Rent (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. Filmmaker Jack Smith also stars in this funny short film, playing the cadaverous matron Rose Courtyard (inspired by Rose Kennedy). Dressed completely in red (gown, gloves, glasses, and wig), the wheelchair-bound Rose sits ceremoniously under an American flag, the floor littered with corpses, while Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" on the soundtrack. Rose is laden down with all sorts of odd paraphernalia (hot-water bottle, box of candy, ears of Indian corn, toilet brush, Valentine's Day card, football, etc.), which she keeps dropping. Besides tippling on a bottle of booze and spraying the air with Lysol, she also peruses a scrapbook of old theatrical clippings. Song for Rent ends with Rose shedding a tear. -- Nicole Gagne, Rovi -- Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

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Jack Smith

Hot Air Specialists (1980s) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. A documentation of a Jack Smith drag performance featuring a large red wig. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

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Richard Sylvarnes

Cloud of Unknowing, The (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 87 min

Genre: Experimental

A quiet and atmospheric ghost movie about a widowed Doctor who begins to suspect a young woman recently saved from drowning is possessed by the spirit of his own wife who drowned three years before as the result of a car accident while he himself was driving. This is Sylvarnes' first feature film and premiered in competition at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival and was released by Possible Films.

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Richard Sylvarnes

H.C.E.: A Dream of Western History (2006) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 87 min

Genre: Experimental

"We are prepared to go to the gates of hell...but no further." It is night. It is dark. Out from this night emerges the voice of a six-year-old girl who becomes our guide through the hours of darkness as we dream of western history. She leads us through the tumultuous centuries from Napoleon to Jesus, Socrates to Superman. As we descend deeper into the dream we bounce around wildly from images and stories of love, war, pain, joy, resistance, and quest. The film has the appearance of being conceived in the nineteenth century and born in the twenty-first, as if constructed by some modern digital zoetrope. "H.C.E." is a tragicomedy where mythology, history, literature, and comic books all collapse into dream logic as a testament to our human endeavor. "H.C.E." premiered in THE New York competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and is part of a larger exhibition that includes 80 photographic prints and a mutoscope under the title "Here Comes Everybody".

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Richard Sylvarnes

Selected Shorts by Richard Sylvarnes (1994-2006) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

APOLLO LUNAIRE (2003) 11:30 min. Apollo Lunaire is comprised of seventeen "auto portraits" of the moon signifying each mission. First conceived in 1998, lunar landscapes were constructed then photographed and finally brought to fruition as a video piece. Apollo Lunaire depicts the loneliness, the ultimate emptiness of such a foreboding landscape, using a silent film aesthetic to portray the moon as a relic of the distant past - as closer to Melies than Kennedy. Music by Sylvarluxe. LANDSCAPE AFTER THE BATTLE (2004) 4:00 min. Commissioned by Matador Records for the band Interpol. Landscape After The Battle is a diptych that contrasts two forms of human design; one which promotes unrest and violence and another which encourages calm and resolve underscoring the duality that lies within human nature. Music by Interpol. EMPIRE (2004) 2:00 min. The Empire State Building stands monumental as an ominous storm gathers. This minimalist short piece was the first that utilized the photo animation technique that was later used in Landscape After The Battle and the feature H.C.E.. I suppose this is also an homage to Andy Warhol's own film of the Empire State Building which lasts, well, forever and if you blink you could miss the lights turning on. Music by Guiseppe Verdi. Vocals by Patricia Sullivan. Arranged and performed by Sylvarluxe. ABANDONED CITIES (2003) 8:21 min. Images of decaying architecture and sculpture that Sylvarnes made in his studio with miniatures and a camera pose as documentary photographs of a past that seems to be slipping away. Slowly pulsating digital manipulation of color, combined with an entrancing soundtrack that incorporates and splices into an eternal return the vocals of the famed tenor of the '40's and '50's, Jussi Bjoerling, create a beautiful meditation on the past, present, and future. "I Drommen Du Ar Mig Nara" Emil Sjogren. Vocals by Jussi Bjorling. Music by Sylvarluxe. DISNEY'S DREAM DEBASED (2010) 9:41 min. This is a playful manipulation of time and the changing light shot during a residency at Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oaks in Florida. Music by Giselle A DOLL'S HOUSE (2002) 13:23 min. A Doll's House chronicles the last days of the life of Francis K, a puppet, who makes a Faustian deal that seals his fate but not without his final dream of dancing with Greta Garbo. All this is witnessed by his faithfull dog. Voice of Franz by DJ Mendel. Vocals by John Torreano. Music by Sylvarluxe. THE RED COUCH (2001) 4:50 min. An ambient portrait of Miho Nikaido on a rainy Thursday afternoon. SIBERIA (2004) 9:40 min. An erotically charged film commissioned by fashion designer Miho Miho. A northern Siren finds a bomb that has washed ashore along an icy beach. The shimmering qulaity of the video creates a dream-like quality to the foreboding landscape as a fighter pilot arrives half-alive on the shore for a climactic encounter with the woman. It was shot on the south shore of Long Island on what must have been the coldest day on the planet. A policeman asked about the bomb but assured us that stranger things have washed ashore. Siren -- Jacqueline Mirrane. Fighter Pilot -- James Stanley. Wardrobe -- Miho Miho. Music by Sylvarluxe. DANCING MAN (2004) 6:10 min. Made in conjunction with the artist John Torreano this piece has a joyful tone and celebrates exuberantly life's rich pageant as the Dancing Man tries to sustain a number of dancing styles. Music by Interpol. CHAOS GIRLS (2007) 4:25 min. A found footage music video for the band Sylvarluxe. Premiered at Museek in St. Petersburg, Russia. THE IMPERIAL ANIMAL (2007) 6:09 min. The Imperial Animal brings Sylvarnes and choreographer Neumann back together again. This time in a Buster Keaton type space which speaks of politics and human relations in the most simple and severe places. This duo would later receive a Creative Capital grant to work together on a larger project. VOX POPULI (2004) 17:51 min. "...because we will not be silenced." A dance piece made with award winning choreographer David Neumann and utilizing sounds from a violent demonstration in NYC against the war in Iraq. The movement begins restricted as the dancer tries to navigate within a constrained outfit made exclusively by designer Miho Miho. The music and protest unleashes as the dancer wildly frees himself in the hypnotic climax. Field Recordings taken from the peace demonstration against the war in Iraq 2002. Music by Sylvarluxe.

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Richard Sandler

Radioactive City (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Paul Sharits

Mandala Films (1966-1968) DVD PAL, Color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Piece Mandala / End War, 1966, color, silent, 5 min. N:O:T:H:I:N:G, 1968, color, sound, 36 min. T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, 1968, color, sound, 12 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Georges Salameh

Maesmak (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, found footage, history, personal, diary, journal, political & social activism, science & medicine

www.georgessalameh.wordpress.com/maesmak

Rental: $40.00
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Marina Shron

Lullaby for Ray (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Two New York vagrants, like Adam and Eve after the fall, wander the streets of The Big Apple in search of food, dope, and shelter. Their journey culminates in a disturbing finale.

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Russell Sheaffer

Alone (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot and edited entirely on 16mm black and white reversal film, Alone. presents an experimental look at the connections people form with each other within their relationship to the city. Directed and Edited by: Russell Sheaffer Director of Photography: Pulkit Datta Starring: Ben Strassfeld and Jim Bittl Camera Assistant: John Morrow

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Beryl Sokoloff

MY MIRRORED HOPE (1963) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color , min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature, landscape_architecture

This iconic feature, MY MIRRORED HOPE, is a vibrant portrait of visionary artist Clarence Schmidt. The film intertwines views of Clarence Schmidt's fantastic house in Woodstock, NY, his sculptures and gardens with the man himself. Sokoloff portrays Clarence as a wizardly inhabitant of his magic world.

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Josh Solondz

Prisoner's Cinema (2012) DigiBeta NTSC, b&w, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

"It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the "prisoner's cinema. [...] The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback loops. One of these involves a pathway between a part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which extends through the cingulate gyrus, caudate nucleus and down to the thalamus. This particular pathway is associated with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in many biological processes, including those of depression and sleep." -Salvatore Cullari.

I hand spliced this project until my computer crashed. It should induce alpha and delta states, the brain states of the hyper aware and the comatose. For my mother.

Winner of Special Jury Mention New Orleans Film Festival (2013)

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Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

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Tanya Small

Silver Jews-The Walnut Falcon (1989/2014) DVD_NTSC, Color , 2,26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art Artists , Found Footage , Music , Personal diary journal

Pre-Silver Jews and prePavement song and video filmed on VHS and recorded on cassette tape in their first apartment in New York City area in Jersey City Heights, with ram and falcon.

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Lynne Sachs

Drift and Bough () super 8mm , Black and White , 6 mins min

"I spent a morning this winter in Central Park shooting film in the snow. The stark black lines of the trees against the whiteness creates the sensation of a painter's chiaroscuro, or a monochromatic "tableau-vivant". When I am holding my super 8mm camera, I am able to see these graphic explosions of dark and light." Lynne Sachs Music by Stephen Vitiello and Molly Berg "Back Again" from the album "Between You and the Shapes you Take" from the album "Between You and the Shapes you Take"

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Lynne Sachs

Your Day is My Night (2013) DVD, HD Cam, Blu-Ray, color, 65 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, ethnic/multicultural, hand processed, history, landscape and architecture, theatre, music

In Chinese, English & Spanish with English Subtitles. Music by Stephen Vitiello. Camera by Sean Hanley and Ethan Mass. Featuring: Yi Chun Cao, Linda Y.H. Chan, Chung Qing Che, Ellen Ho, Yun Xiu Huang, Sheut Hing Lee, Kam Yin Tsui, & Veraalba Santa.

Synopsis: Blending autobiographical monologues, intimate conversations, and staged performances, Lynne Sachs' Your Day Is My Night documents the lives of Chinese immigrants sharing a 'shift-bed' apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, offering a deeply felt portrait of the Asian-American immigrant experience. Initially documented in Jacob Riis' late 19th century photographs, a shift-bed is a bed that is shared or rented by people who are neither in the same family nor in a relationship. Since the advent of tenement housing in the Lower East Side, working class people have shared beds, making such spaces a definable and fundamental part of immigrant life. Over a century later, the shift-bed remains a necessity for many, triggered by socio-economic barriers embedded within the urban experience. In this captivating hybrid documentary, seven characters ranging in age from 58 to 78 play themselves and recount real experiences from their lives. Retired seamstresses Ellen Ho and Sheut Hing Lee recall growing up in China during the turmoil of the 1950s when their families faced violence and separation under Chairman Mao&#700;s revolutionary yet authoritarian regime. Yun Xiu Huang, a nightclub owner from Fujian province, reveals his journey to the United States through the "snakehead" system, a complex underground economy of human smuggling. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals a collective history of Chinese immigrants in the United States. Through it all, Your Day is My Night addresses issues around privacy, intimacy, otherness, belonging and the urban experience via the basic human need of a place to sleep.

PRESS "A strikingly handsome, meditative work: a mixture of reportage, dreams, memories and playacting, which immerses you in an entire world that you might unknowingly pass on the corner of Hester Street, unable to guess what's behind the fifth-floor windows." -The Nation
"Beautifully blending anecdotes, evocative audio textures, and an ensemble of elderly immigrant performers/participants, Your Day is My Night is sumptuous and exploratory, bringing us a Chinatown we have never seen before in film." -San Diego Asian Film Festival
"Using beds as a metaphor for privacy, intimacy and power, the film explores intercultural and trans-historical dialogue." -The Washington Post
"Director Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night shines a light on a little documented sub-culture in New York's Chinatown, chronicling immigrants who live communally in buildings where there's a shift-bed system. One person returns from a stint of overnight work to sleep in a bed just vacated by another person off to their day job. The form of this documentary is as compelling as its content. It is a beautiful collage of different media and music intricately edited together with the often emotional testimony of the immigrants." -BBC
"New York's Chinatown, a place as much spectral as real, flickers and flares into life in this singular hybrid of documentary, performance piece and cine-monologue. Seven working-class, immigrant residents of a shift-bed apartment play versions of themselves, recalling violent upheavals, long journeys and endless yearnings." -Sight and Sound "Moving and Profound." -Michael Moore

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS * Winner, Best Feature Documentary, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Feature Film, Workers Unite! Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Experimental Film, Traverse City Film Festival, 2013 * 2nd Prize, Documentary Feature, Athens Film Festival, 2013 * Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, 2013 * Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2013 * Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013 * Images Film Festival, Toronto, 2013 * Festival del Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito, Ecuador, 2014.

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Mark Street

Guiding Fictions (2002) 35mm, vhs, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images shot on walks in the forest with an old, twisted 35mm camera. The film trudged through the camera, on a last mission. I buried the film in the front yard. Let the dirt on the film kiss the dirt in the ground. Maryland humidity wore it down to its wisps. Much later, sound recorded in Brooklyn. Teenage skateboarders smoking cigarettes and jumping off the steps at my local subway entrance. A Russian festival in the park, much singing and speechmaking, all incomprehensible to me. The schism between the country and city, so clear at last." - MS

Rental: $30
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Sarah Sitzler

Cuddlefish Bones (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, landscape and architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

An abandoned "island" occupied by distrustful birds. Bones found on a shore. An excitable "reverend" named Jesse. Shot in Reedsport, OR.

Rental: $20

Sarah Sitzler

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (2013) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, ethnic / multicultural , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal

An American woman calls her Italian lover and leaves a message reciting his poetry. Poem is "L’Anguilla” by Euqenio Montale. Imagined of the real relationship between Montale and Ima Brandeis. Montale wrote of a figure called “Clizia” who was inspired by Brandeis.

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Sarah Sitzler

Sibyl of Cumae: I can no longer make you smile (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment & nature, literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , philosophical, structural

I would like to examine the cumaean sibyl through the lens of a phrase decayed through a repetitive everyday ritual of care as an act of resistance to the aging body. - Angeli Sion

I have seen with my own eyes the sibyl hanging in a jar, and when the boys asked her. What do you want? She answered, I want to die.
-- On Cumaean Sibyl, Petronius in Satyricon, epigraph of T.S Eliots The Waste Land

Rental: $20

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Memory of a Bee (2015) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature, ethnic / multicultural , found footage , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

A video in which masked performer Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai interprets a poem she has written while engaging with green-screened environments made of cutout paper. Rooted in our relationship to language, the video becomes a place where childhood and adulthood collapse into nonsensical freeform.

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Baby Face (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, family, found footage , personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health, science & medicine

A literal translation of birth, through facial gestures and silent alliteration of non-existing words, aimed to interpret our sense of language as sound. The performers face is green-screened with what is revealed as a live birth.

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

The Cost of Living (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children & youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural , family, found footage , literature & theater, psychology & mental health

In this modern adaptation of Freud's Oedipus, single mother and survivor of war in the Middle East, Pepper Johason gives birth to her son Sammy (a Frankenstein Halloween toy) and moves through green- screened landscapes, which include rainbow colored women in bikinis shooting guns in the desert and roaming baby Oestreicher overlaid with fluffy clouds. Pepper guides us with nonsensical poetry until she meets up with her boyfriend Danny (played by the same performer.) Danny is menacing father figure who ultimate sells Sammy in a virtual infomercial for $9.99.

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Muhammad Baber Suleman

24FRAMES (2014) DVD, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, philosophical, structural, technology

24FRAMES is a short film that peers through the windows around us. In a play of vision, perception and motion, the film explores the power of frames in exposing, concealing, shaping and constraining what we see and how we see it. The only way to immerse in the film's imagery is to see it frame by frame.

Rental: $25

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Caspar Stracke

Read Me (2004) Betacam or DV, color, 7:02 min

Genre: Experimental

A short interview fragment of George and Mike Kuchar, including excerpts of reading passages from their book, "Reflections from a Cinematic Cesspool" and a conversation between them and their friends Karen Redgreen, Rebecca Barton and Panos Panagos, recorded in San Francisco 1997. The project was originally conceived as an episode for Circle's Short Circuit (1999), but ultimately left out, destined to become an odd "orphan" video fragment on its own. It has mostly been shown it in context of other Kuchar-related work.

Featuring the music "Inelegant Implementations" by Terre Thaemlitz

Rental: $30

Caspar Stracke

Locked Groove (1997) Betacam or DV, color and b&w, 7:47 min

Genre: Experimental

Locked Groove is based on daily life choreography, an investigation of movements in public space - life rhythms within the context of urbanity. It features close-up shots of the most often executed movements of people with the most common jobs in the city of Hull, UK, where the video was produced. The result if a dense collage of these different motions fragments (sometimes less than a second long). Extracted as mere gestures, they reveal messages on its own and allow possible links to other movement fragments. After those were put in sequence, they seem to amplify themselves - a trajectory resembling the theory of the butterfly effect. "Locked Groove" was "Cycling through images of repetitive manual labor, the artist digitally compresses each shot temporally and accelerates the sequence, until all the workers' hands morph into one grotesque movement. Stracke creates a parallel between the fragmentation of labor and the fragmentation of the image, suggesting that labor has been "digital" since the invention of the assembly line." Laura U. Marks, Ottawa, Canada (OUT OF TIME program notes Oberhausem '01)

Produced by EMARE and Hull Time Based Arts, UK 1997.

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Caspar Stracke

Threads of Chomont (2002) Betacam or DV, color and b&w, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The work is made in collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom which started as an experimental portrait of NY-based Avant-Garde filmmaker Tom Chomont and his battle with Parkinson disease for the last 10+ years of his life. (Tom died in 2010) The started concept was to tell the life and work of a filmmaker and cineast entirely through found footage. One sequence finalized in August 2001 depicted a b&w sequence of collapsing NY landmark building (culled from Hollywood action films) mixed with footage of 1940's tickertape parades. After 9/11, the project ("Threads", 2001) was abandoned but both filmmakers continued to work with the material separately. As a result they finalized two different films with partially identical footage ("No Damage" 2002 and "Tom" 2003) "Threads of Chomont" survived as a third version, capturing an earlier stage of the project.

Rental: $130

Caspar Stracke

Circle's Short Circuit (1999) 35mm 1:1.85, color & b&w, 1.16.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Circle's Short Circuit is an experimental feature-length work with neither a beginning nor an end - the film can be viewed from any random point. It moves through a circle of five interlocking episodes that describe the phenomenon of interruption in contemporary communication through various forms and modes, investigating causes, consequences, and side-effects. Genres shift along the episodic path of this circle, moving from documentary to essay, though collage, simulated love-coverage, and silent film. As the phenomenon of interruption is seen to be a pervasive part of these genres, the film attends to the act of watching moving images. At the center of the film is a documentary segment on the origin of the biggest upheaval in communication history: the invention of the telephone, initiated by the "man who contracted space," Alexander Graham Bell.

The episode feature an interview with Avital Ronell, a theorist and philosopher, who thematically ties up the wires of telephonic circuits and their transcendental counterparts. The film includes homages to the deconstructive tool-maker Jacques Derrida, the French writer Boris Vian, and the ghost of Japanese experimental theater and cinema, Shuji Terayama.

Rental: $300

Caspar Stracke

Hobart (1999) 35mm, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

"Based on a surrealist novel by Boris Vian, a woman suffers from the ailment of a lotus flower growing in her lung. This near silent, near narrative section from Stracke's feature 'Circle's Short Circuit' appears shredded, offering suggestions of gesture, intimations of emotions, and lost articulations. Fragments of a story dispersed in a timeless ether. Shot in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, even in the Mayonnaise tanks of the old Galapagos Art Space." -CS

Shortly after completing Circle's Short Circuit (1999), Stracke disassembled the footage from a section originally shot on 35mm, then re-edited it into this experimental short. As a nod to Joseph Cornell's celebrated found footage film, Rose Hobart (1936), Stracke approached the material 'with forced objectivity, as if the film maker would not have shredded his own work, but rather an old exotic adventure flick from the 30's'(Bangkok Experimental Film Festival).

Rental: $130
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Georg Anthony Svatek

Follicle (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3:13 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Shot on a USB microscope camera and narrated by excerpts from a religious sermon, this film explores physical surfaces and how they conspire the idolization of our fellow human beings. Objects includes: butterfly wing, finger print, laptop computer surface, dollar bill, peacock feather, hair, skin, flower pot, denim.

Rental: $30

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Georg Anthony Svatek

#2 (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: body , dance, music , structural

In Collaboration with Florinda Frisardi

Video installation of two cameras positioned outside a square demarkation. Two bodies moving in and out of sync, crossing screens, touching, rolling, twisting, turning, falling.

Rental: $30

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Georg Anthony Svatek

St. Cecilia (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2:42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

Portrait of an abandoned catholic school in Brooklyn, NY guided by the temperature of light changing throughout the course of one day.

Rental: $30

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Georg Anthony Svatek

Looper (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3:36 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family, found footage, music, personal / diary / journal

LOOPER is an archival Easter egg hunt spanning over 33 years and 6047 miles. The connecting element between 16mm footage shot in Long Beach, CA and Super 8mm material shot in Salzburg, Austria is the little girl and grown women - my mother.

Rental: $30

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Georg Anthony Svatek

In Us, Roots (2011) DVD NTSC, , 6:34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, environment / nature, philosophical, spiritual / mystical

IN US, ROOTS traces a connection between a seemingly benign incident and its evolutionary origins. Because humans' cognitive skills have continuously developed, yielding inventions and thought that have helped us defy natural threats, our drive for survival has shifted away from a physical into a societal realm. There, our emotions still operate on the same scale as they did millennia ago. Formally, I wanted to play with narrative structure and create tension. The camera explores a vague but "controlled" documentary environment, which is combined with the explicitness of a written voice-over.

Narrated by Chitra Neogy.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Rosalind Schneider

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities (2013) DVD, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities reinvents land, ice and water to create an expanded vision of the environment. Images were gathered from a small plane, a boat and by hiking on the surface of a glacier. They include mountain ice vistas, floating icebergs and a calving glacier that speaks to the impact of global warming. The images are structured as multiple layered interpretations of reality that reach into abstraction.

Rental: $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Rosalind Schneider

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined (2015) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined reinvents footage of the Yangtze River in China as it rushes into a narrow gorge. Emphasis is placed on the abstract quality of linear patterning of water against rocks. The sound of water is distorted by video processing creating a further remove from reality.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Marina Shron

Sea Child (2014) color, 11 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

A girl is drawn to the lake where her father drowned before she was born. She is both fascinated and scared by the water: it's heavy like lead and cold to the touch, it wraps around her body like new skin...

Rental: $50.00
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Lynne Sachs

Viva and Felix Growing Up (2015) DVD or Quicktime, b&w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: personal/diary/journal

For the first three years of her twin niece's and nephew's lives, Lynne Sachs used her 16mm Bolex camera to film them growing up in New York City with two dads and a mom. The film ends with a Gay Pride Day embrace.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Lynne Sachs

Starfish Aorta Colossus (2015) color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, landscape, personal/diary/journal

Lynne Sachs with Sean Hanley. Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier's text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys. NYC poet Paolo Javier invited filmmaker Lynne Sachs to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Javier's poem "Starfish Aorta Colussus". She then decided to collaborate with film artist Sean Hanley in the editing of the film. Together, they traveled through 25 years of unsplit Regular 8 mm film that Sachs had shot -- including footage of the A.I.D.S. Quilt from the late 1980s, a drive from Florida to San Francisco, and a journey into a very untouristic part of Puerto Rico.

Rental: $30.00
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M. M. Serra

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Ethan Shoshan

Saudade (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W , 13:00 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, erotic, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, psychology mental health, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical, technology

Performative Super 8 manipulation to Digital Projection. Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that claims no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. Its the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone or something that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling. Through each showing, the film is manipulated live through a series of analog to digital processes. Originally a performance ritual act where the artist tries to control their body through a single repetitive motion and documented in Super 8mm. Inspired by the process of film, Saudade becomes a hypnotic trance of the moving body as an internal dialog of intentions, desires and experiences are exposed. Each film screening is unique and highlights different aspects of the film. PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING. Camera: Nung-Hsin Hu

Rental: $100 plus travel expenses

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Terese Svoboda

Noble Savage (2004) DVD, color & b/w, 8.59 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, dance, ethic/multicultural , history , philosophical, political & social activism

Noble Savage explores Jean-Jacques Rousseau's concept of women and indigenous peoples. Based on the idea that word and image viewed together creates metaphor, a third experience that can more powerfully inform viewers than illustration, the mysterious narrator of Noble Savage binds together two asynchronous stories: Jean/Jeanne Baret's experience as the first woman to sail around the world, and the plight of a French journalist who is pushed from a helicopter during the Vietnam War. Sri Lankan and Hawaiian ceremonial footage emphasizes the notion that our deepest beliefs are historically, geographically and psychically connected.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

The Talking Tea Kettle (2011) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, found footage , history, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

The Talking Tea-Kettle , inserted in your ear, speaks with the voice of the dead. Why would we want to listen? Videographer Terese Svoboda considers this question while relating how Houdini and Nebraska magician David P. Abbott stamped out the practice of mediums in the early years of the twentieth century, with the videographer's shout-out to her own mother.

Rental: $85

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Terese Svoboda

To See Or Not To See (1991) DVD, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & natre, ethnic & multicultural , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, political & social activism

To See or Not to See is a meditation on the Giant Walking Sticks of Papua New Guinea which dramatizes the narrator's ambivalence toward the Other. The tape acts as a visual interpretation of anthropologist Clifford Geertz' examination of language and how it traps the speaker's attempts at trying to interpret. In 'To See or Not to See' the dilemma of the outside observer becomes exposed -- with wit, irony and a genuine concern for not destroying what is seen.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Rogue Transmissions (1992) DVD, b&w, 2 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, family , literature & theater , personal / diary / journal , philosophical

If radios, bedsprings and braces receive Rogue Transmission, why not this? A woman whose son has died speculates on that possibility.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $160

Terese Svoboda

Headhunters (1992) DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, economics, environment & nature, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

Mom takes her son to get his first head. Satire on 'eating' the word's resources.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Komodo (1986) DVD, color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, family , found footage , personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

The husband is eaten by a Komodo dragon.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Well? (2010) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , family , history, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism, psychology & mental health

w/ Steven Bull

Using the interview of Mohammed Kubwa taken several years after his incarceration by the Mossad, his printed testimony, footage of the terrorist and the Nairobi bombing, emails from the jailed Mohammed Kubwa and his interview, a NY Times article about the saline well and its uses in combating terrorism, interviews with Major Brice Finney who didn't fix the well, footage of Mafia women at trials, clips from True Lies, a visual examination of purdah and polygamy, arguments between us, Well? plumbs the depths of the bond between brother and sister, man and wife, stranger and stranger, exploring a secret so huge the Mossad couldn't believe "The Chameleon" could get away with it.

Rental: $85

Georg Anthony Svatek

Orange Trill (2015) DVD_NTSC , color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, dance, hand_processed, technology

Technology sees our corporeal existence as burdensome, resulting in the body's dissolution and disconnect from the very ground beneath our feet. Orange Trill is a cinedance in which the performance challenges the film to "match its moves."

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $35

Lynne Sachs

Same Stream Twice (2012) DVD NTSC, , 4 min

My daughter's name is Maya. I've been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy. In 2001, I photographed her at six years old, spinning like a top around me. Even then, I realized that her childhood was not something I could grasp but rather - like the wind - something I could feel tenderly brushing across my cheek. Eleven years later, I pull out my 16mm Bolex camera once again and she allows me to film her - different but somehow the same.

Rental: $30.00

Lynne Sachs

Same Stream Twice (2012) DVD NTSC, b&w and color, 4 min

My daughter's name is Maya. I've been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy. In 2001, I photographed her at six years old, spinning like a top around me. Even then, I realized that her childhood was not something I could grasp but rather - like the wind - something I could feel tenderly brushing across my cheek. Eleven years later, I pull out my 16mm Bolex camera once again and she allows me to film her - different but somehow the same.

Rental: $30.00

Souzanna Shush

Autobiography of a Day Dream! (2016) Digital File, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body

Three 10-min shorts.

Rental: $30.00

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