Walter Ungerer

Meet Me Jesus (1966) 16mm, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

The theme is apparently the birth and growth of civilization, its ultimate destruction and rebirth; however, MEET ME, JESUS is actually about loss: the loss of innocence, dignity and hope. The film's final irony is our usual compensation: "If these wings should fail me Lord, meet me with another pair." MEET ME, JESUS is a compilation film using found footage as well as original material and hand painting on film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

Lion's Tale, A (1968) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A film about a daydreaming young man in pursuit of the elusive woman of his dreams, where the dreamer is continually thwarted by the intrusion of the filmmaker's own tricks.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Walter Ungerer

Inroduction To Oobieland (Oobieland Part One) (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Using hand-painted film, animation and an inventive soundtrack, INTRODUCTION TO OOBIELAND is an exploration of gateways: a repeated series of movements from the familiar and safe to the unknown and dangerous. Cycles are left incomplete. Chases are never consummated; the day ends with no promise of rebirth. In this way the film touches on our oldest instincts, leaving us saddened and scared by the knowledge of a world that will never know freedom through the completion of action; safety through the sanctification of place.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? (Oobieland Part Two) (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The Princess of Oobieland is interviewed in a television studio in New York City. Her responses, sometimes only barely discernible over the whir and clang of obscure machinery, are testimony to the closing of those gateways which we encountered in PART ONE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Solstice (Oobieland Part Three) (1971) 16mm, color, 33 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Someone attempts to find Oobieland. The realm of artificial sound encountered in PART ONE is left behind; there is a terrible silence. The television studio of PART TWO is left behind; big trees and snow populate the visible world. Somewhere a boundary is crossed; the viewer is caught up in a cycle of meetings with strange inhabitants of that short space of time we call winter solstice.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Walter Ungerer

Terrible Mother, The (1972) 16mm, color, 25.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In the kitchen of a Vermont farmhouse four people come to sit around a table. The silence of solstice holds them together. Before a ritualized meal they each tell a story. Their stories are ominous, yet, as in PART ONE, they are incomplete. Earlier, the Terrible Mother has passed on her powers to a young woman. At the close of the film this young woman enters the farmhouse and with final simplicity restores the old order.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Walter Ungerer

Animal, The (1976) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 73 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A man meets a woman at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter; snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Two strange children, who never speak, appear at the window; an old woman calls them away. First isolation, then alienation, overcome the couple. The woman has a dream, then disappears. Nothing is explained. Only footprints remain in the snow that covers the supernatural landscape. THE ANIMAL is a film about unutterable loss, fate and the unknowable.

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

Walter Ungerer

House Without Steps, The (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 92 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A sensuous woman, an angry artist, a mysterious puppet maker, suspicious townspeople, mischievous kids; these are the characters in THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS. The setting is contemporary Vermont, but it is Walter Ungerer's Vermont; the landscape, though beautiful and tranquil, is charged with an ominousness familiar to Ungerer films. Everything takes on a greater importance; time loses its boundaries. Through Ungerer's vision, people are transformed into inhabitants of a world that is at once ordinary and strange.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

Winter There Was Very Little Snow, The (1982) 16mm, color, 72 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

THE WINTER THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SNOW is a visual mood poem using the barest narrative form to convey the feeling and time of crisis for a man in middle age. His marriage has collapsed, he is without a job, and his father has died. There is no reality; only an indistinguishable mixture of images and moments drawn from some space in time that could be his past, his present, or his future. THE WINTER is a document of a man's struggle to understand the meaning of his existence as he comes to the realization of his own mortality.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

6 X 6 (1993) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

The film is an improvised story about a young man who meets a young woman in a public place. He attempts to establish a friendship. This situation is played out three time, each time with different characters and different actors in different locations. What occurs unfolds differently with each story. In each situation the actors don't know each other. They respond spontaneously as they create the dialogue and the narrative.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Walter Ungerer

Computer Animation (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Animation

BIRDS, ANNA'S AMAZING MOVING ANIMALS, A WARM DAY COMES AFTER A COLD WINTER, RELATIVES IN X, Y AND Z, THE WINDOW and KINGSBURY BEACH

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Walter Ungerer

Lunch With Clara (1998) DVD NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An old woman, Clara Berberich recalls her life as death nears. Her son with a family of his own, probes for information about his mother's past. He knows with her death it will be lost. Clara and her parents immigrated to America at the beginning of the twentieth century. Her father was an alcoholic who gambled away his earnings at the horse races. Her mother attempted suicide, then was committed to a mental institution where she remained for the last forty years of her life. Clara's son tries to understand how these events affect him and his ability to be a father.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Nikolai Ursin

Behind Every Good Man... (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"...presents a sensitive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a young male transvestite. Honest and compassionate, this short documentary dramitization transcends its subject to become a moving reminder of our own loneliness and alienation, of the futility of our own aspirations."--Genesis Films, Ltd.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Walter Ungerer

and all this madness (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 79 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This is a documentary about the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City. It begins with an interview with an options trader at the American Stock Exchange describing his experience at the location close to the site during the attack. The film goes on with footage shot at the New York City site ten days after the tragedy occurred. It continues with interviews with people from Vermont (Ungerer was living in Vermont at the time) expressing their views about the reason for the attack. Vermonters represented the vast majority of the nation in that they only knew what had happened from the media news reports.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

Early Films 1965-1973 (1965-1973) DVD NTSC, color and black & white, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Meet Me, Jesus (1966) 15 mins. Introduction To Oobieland (1969) 10 mins. Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? (part two of oobieland) (1969) 5 mins. Solstice (part three of oobieland) (1971) 31 mins.

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Walter Ungerer

Recent Computer & Digital Works 1993-2002 (1993-2002) DVD NTSC, color, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Kingsbury Beach (1999) 7 mins. Untitled 2.1 (2002) 10 mins. The Awakening (2002) 10 mins.

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Walter Ungerer

Keeping Things Whole (1971) DVD NTSC, color and black & white, 68 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Unlike the world wars and Korea, not many films have come out of the murderous fatigue of Viet Nam. Perhaps that's because it's not easy to make a film about a difficult, complicated war. Walter Ungerer set out to make a film about the decision facing a conscientious American youth when he is drafted. Arthur, the hero (played by Columbia University student Arthur Albert) is drafted and unsure of what to do. Slowly we are introduced to three sets of characters whose decisions ultimately determine the course of Arthur's resolution to his dilemma, and thus his life. First comes a group of non-Americans. Then a second group consisting of actual friends, family and acquaintances of Arthur the actor. Finally, the third group, an intriguing cross-section of Americans: teenie boppers, suburbanites, Green Berets, an artist and a Spanish American War vet. The final solution is brought about by bringing the non-Americans together in an auditorium, showing them all the previously shot footage and asking them to vote on what they think Arthur should do.

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Walter Ungerer

Down The Road (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 94 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health

It is at once an experimental film and a documentary. It illuminates three difficult years in filmmaker Walter Ungerer's life: the sudden and painful end to a seventeen year marriage. In search of answers for the cause of his circumstances, he embarks on a series of interviews with people themselves afflicted with pain and suffering. Though a film about filmmaker Walter Ungerer at a particularly difficult time in his life, down the road is a journey we all take. It is a road we all travel as we face our own mortality.

Rental: $94.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $94.00

Walter Ungerer

The Oobieland Series (1969-1972) DVD NTSC, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Oobieland is a strange and magical place. Part One introduces us to what kind of place Oobieland might be. Part Two takes us to a television studio in New York City where we meet the Princess of Oobieland. Part Three takes us to the natural landscape of Oobieland with its inhabitants. Part Four presents us with the ritual where Mother Earth (The Terrible Mother) relinquishes her power to the new Terrible Mother. Part Five ends it with the roar of a lion. In the end we are left with the thought,"Has Oobieland eluded us"? Introduction To Oobieland [Oobieland Part 1](1969) - 10 min. Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? [Oobieland Part 2](1969) - 5 min. Solstice [Oobieland Part 3](1971) - 35 min. The Terrible Mother [Oobieland Part 4](1972) - 25 min. Epilogue To Oobieland [Oobieland Part 5](1972) - 10 min.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

noCOM (2014) DVD NTSC, color, 9:45 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Drawing and animation from the basis of this work. The film title is noCOM, an abbreviation for "no comment". With all due respects I find this do this to be an appropriate description of this film, which is based on abstract drawings, obscure images, and distorted sounds.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

ICI (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 7:32 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Time lapse video clips from the basis of this work. The film begins as an evolution of abstract images continuously changing in color, shape and texture. As the film plays, it slowly reveals the source and identity of the original subject-matter. The sound track adds its own abstract utterances; only revealing recognizable tones in cadence with the visuals. At its conclusion, one is aware the purpose of the film is not only to titillate the senses, but to expose the void that goes beyond apparent reality.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

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