Laura Waddington

Visitor, The (1992) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A chambermaid, working in a New York hotel secretly photographs the possesions of an unknown man, whose room she cleans. Screened: The Off Broadway cinema, Cologne; Rooster Rushes, Pyramid Club, New York Rental copy: 16mm film. Also available Beta SP (please contact director)

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Laura Waddington

Room, The (1994) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A russian man lives a solitary existence in a New York hotel, watched over by a mysterious maid. His only pastime, the obsessive filming of the empty streets he passes through and the constant rewatching of what he has recorded. (Sequel to the Visitor 1992) Exhibition: The Off Broadway cinema, Cologne Rental copy: 16mm film. Also available Beta SP (please contact director)

Rental: $55.00
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Laura Waddington

Zone (1995) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman tells the story of a sea journey she made and take us on a eerie voyage inside her imagination. ZONE was shot with a spy camera on the cruiseship the QE2. "Stylized surveillance footage constructs a dreamlike narrative of desire and loss" -- The New York Video Festival 1996, Film Society of Lincoln Center Selected Screenings: The New York Video Festival 1996, Film Society of Lincoln Center; The 25th Montreal International Festival of New Film and Video, VIPER International Film, Video and Multimedia Festival, Lucerne; The 8th European Media Art Festival, Osnabruk; The 12th Hamburg Short film festival; The Knitting factory Video lounge, New York; Laura Waddington 'In person,' Austrian Film museum, Vienna, organized by Sixpack Film (upcoming) Rental copy: Beta SP NTSC

Rental: $60.00
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Laura Waddington

Lost Days, The (1999) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

"In 1997, I wrote a story about a girl who traveled across Europe, Russia and Asia, filming the things she saw. That year, I contacted people in 15 countries and asked them to film their cities for me, as if they were her. Out of the tapes, I received, I made The Lost Days." -- Laura Waddington, 1999 "A strange feeling of melancholy haunts Laura Waddington's 'The Lost Days.' A young woman is on a journey. Her first stops are Marrakech, Lisbon and Paris. But the cities are just a backdrop for her imagination : out of focus streets, fleeting images from another world. A meditation what we are and where we come from. A portrait of being on the road and being lost in time. " -- TIP magazine, Berlin, March 2000 "Fabulously sensual, melancholic, poetic..." -- Tournages, Revue des courts metrages, Paris Exibition (Selected): The International Film Festival Rotterdam; The Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media; The New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam; Transmediale, Berlin; The GMI videowall, London; ISEA 2000, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Paris; Dnet, the Lux, London; Netmage, Linkproject, Bologna; Videomedeja, Novi Sad; Cinematexas ; Pollack Gallery, group show, TelAviv; Interferences, 2nd International Festival of Urban Multimedia Arts, Belfort; Highlights of the New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Tour of the US.; Laura Waddington 'In person,' Austrian Film museum, Vienna, organized by Sixpack Film (upcoming) Rental copy: Beta SP NTSC. This video is also available in original PAL version -- please contact the director

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

Laura Waddington

Cargo (2001) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Directed: Laura Waddington Produced: The International Film Festival Rotterdam and De Productie, Rotterdam. Music: Simon Fisher Turner "Lost in space: Poetic and exquisitely beautiful, Laura Waddington's dream video diary records the melancholy shadow life of a container ship crew in perpetual limbo."-- New York Video Festival Film Society of Lincoln Center 2001 A woman tells the story of a journey she made on a container ship to the Middle East. Commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for the project, 'On the Waterfront,' a series of ten digital videos shot in different ports, around the world. (Filmmakers included Jon Jost, Lou Ye, Chris Petit, Jem Cohen, Pablo Trapero ) Exhibition (Slected): The International Film Festival Rotterdam; The Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media ; The New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center ; The Regus London Film Festival ; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam ; The Bilbao Documentary and Short Film festival; The Durban International Film Festival, South Africa; The Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Austria; The Locarno Videoart Festival; 'Hors Les Murs', Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille; VIPER International Festival for Film, Video and Multimedia, Basel; Mediaterra, travelling micromuseum: (Athens, Lavrion, Sofia, Belgrade, Maribor, Frankfurt); Cineteatro San Lorenzo, Milan; Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam; The San Francisco Cinematheque; Film Forum at the Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles; Highlights of the NYVF, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Tour of the US; The Walker Art Center, Dig. it Festival, Minneapolis; ISEA 2002, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Nagoya, Japan; La Clef, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris; Group exhibition Manoir au Lac, Switzerland upcoming); Laura Waddington 'In person,' Austrian Film museum, Vienna, organized by Sixpack Film (upcoming) Rental copy: Beta SP NTSC. This video is also available in original PAL version -- please contact the director

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Michael Wallin

Sleepwalk (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

Explores the juncture of psychology and spirituality as expressed in the writing of the Russian mystic/philosopher Gurdjieff and his student Ouspensky. A deconstruction (via rhythmic repetition and optical printing) of the notion of personality, as expressed in gesture and vocal nuance, that becomes almost unconscious in behavior. An attempt to bring to consciousness these idiosyncratic traits and break the cycle of waking sleep. "It was the funniest film in the festival ... the images stayed with me and heightened my visual world. ... [A] beautiful dialectical relationship on the structural use of sound ...." - Ray Kril, festival judge "One of the few films from which I actually learned something about people." -- Don Lloyd, filmmaker and festival judge "Almost a linguistic analysis of the structure of motion ... orchestrates the 'meaningless babble' of life." -- Carel Towe, filmmaker and critic

Rental: $20.00
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Michael Wallin

Decodings (1988) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Michael Wallin's DECODINGS is a profoundly moving, allegorical search for identity from the documents of collective memory, in this case, found footage from the '40s and '50s. ... The search for self ends in aching poignancy with stills of a boy and his mother at the kitchen table, catching the moment that marks the dawning of anguish and loss; desire becomes imprinted on that which was long ago." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice "DECODINGS is a magical, seamless work that manages to beguile even as it probes areas tender to the touch. Its tale is beautifully told ...." -- Patrick Hoctel, SF Weekly "Explodes with Bunuel's sensuousness and a Hitchcockian narrative irony ...." -- Doug Sadownick, LA Weekly "Wallin's achievement in DECODINGS is to create a powerfully inventive work that conveys with dramatic intensity strong feelings of remembrance and loss from images that have been extracted from the culture. ... Wallin has succeeded in creating from various film sources a work that emphasizes the fragility and ultimate vulnerability of human expression and relationships." -- John G. Hanhardt, Whitney Biennial catalogue, 1989

Rental: $60.00
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Dan Walworth

House by the River, A: The Wrong Shape (1980) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

the film is about the history of the family as a social institution. Various cinematic forms are appropriated by the film as a means of displacing and questioning the viewer/listener's knowledge and experience of subjectivity. The sound tack develops a materialist history of the family unit beginning in feudal Europe and delivered in th ewords of a young student giving a book report to his classmates. The voice of this student, however, wavers between the authorial voice of the educational film and the hesitant voice of the student; between the pregnant pauses of a nervous young man and the stunbling of a 'bad' actor. The image track alternates between subjective and descriptive camera positions, focusing on contemporary domestic and scholastic 'scenes'. The audience is divided between these contradictory practices and positions in a film which refuses to close in on itself or to offer a closed position outside of itself" D.W.

Rental: $66.00
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Dan Walworth

Earth is a Satellite of the Moon, The (1982) color, 34 min

"The film describes an eccentric trajectory across a field of signifying practises in an attempt to map out certain areas of a leftist imaginary: The Land, The Martyr, the (national ) Liberation. Patria Libre O Morir. The two main characters (Michael Smith and Perry Hoberman) take on the name. "Robert Garwood" and begin to talk about a trip they took- or are about to take to Central America. Their constant discourse, both fragmented and fluid, is interrupted by two other voices: one Spanish and one English, as well as by a crawling text whose author alternates betweens the film-maker and the four characters. This voice-track-without-a-subject is paralleled by an image track dominated by a moving camera- a sliding camera- a camera that is always turning away" D.W.

Rental: $66.00

Dan Walworth

System, The (1990) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jack Waters

Berlin/NY (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm blowup from S8 @ 20 min. showing similarities of two landscapes 1984-'86 This super-8 film work was originally used as an element in a 1985 dance/theater work titled A Free Ride, a performance about crossing international borders. Ruined buildings, the remains of post war Berlin are juxtaposed with similar settings in New York's pre-gentrified mid '80s Lower East Side. Much of the urban rubble shown in the New York footage is now the site of expensive residential and commercial space. While the Berlin footage shows the scars of war, the New York devastation is a result of the late '70s fiscal default when land owners torched and scavenged their properties as a way of draining the last possible profit from real estate, after years of deliberate neglect in the impoverished communities that contained them. The film documents such a torching shot during a gallery opening that shocked observers, even though such landlord initiated arson was a common site. The location was eventually appropriated by the city of New York which acquired, then warehoused abandoned real estate after a specified period of tax delinquency. It later became a community garden under the auspices of Operation Greenthumb, a community program engendered to make aesthetic, social, and organic use of these lots that became neglected eyesores and centers for drug dealing and violence. This garden contained several casitas artfully constructed by the Latino residents that, despite much duress, still inhabit the area. In 1998 it was bulldozed by the City of New York. Like the Greenthumb gardens, similarly abandoned sites were resurrected by homesteaders and squatters who are routinely evicted from these, their homes, after years of ardent labor and expense. In the film, the inclusion of the Berlin wall's Checkpoint Charlie takes past and present transgressions of political force from the civic into a global context. The juxtaposition of the two locations posits the contention that the cycle of abuse that results in decrepit land sites is the result of a malignant principle in capitalism. It also underscores the power of the erasure of memory: The images of these barren landscapes prevalence, so commonplace in these major international cities less than 15 years ago.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Jack Waters

Male GaYze, The (1990) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Jack Water's film, The Male GaYze was shown in the January-February 1994 media program at the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition, Black Male:Representations of Masculinity In Contemporary Art. The 1989 video short (11 minutes) presents an individual's observation of sexuality and power relations between men, a young African American dancer's reminiscence of his encounter with a famous Dutch choreographer. Approached from a personal perspective, the story is told in a casually direct voice-over that is read by the author/director. Issues of authority clash in a pedagogical combat zone. The depiction of seemingly random home movie-esque visuals cause the structures of text (masculine) and image (feminine) to form a contrapuntal relationship of identities. Waters constructs a theater where Black/White, European/American, Younger/Older; Experience and Beauty interact. Platonic in the original sense, the movie invites the viewer to engage in the process of experience itself, where one must make one's own reactive decisions. Like gender role playing itself, some viewers determine the postulation of form and content in The Male GaYze as competitive. Others sense the image/text relationship as complementary whereby the descriptive narrative can be absorbed unimpeded by undue intellectualization.

Rental: $35.00
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Jack Waters

Diotima (1993) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

A cinematic essay on the great pornography debate. A classically stylized setting expounding the contrasting views of noted scholars, with the inclusion of text generated and delivered by the cast. With Peter Cramer, Esther Kaplan, Adrian Saich, Jocelyn Taylor, Cherie Weitzner. Music by Paul DJ Spooky Miller. Diotima Re-examines the 'Great Porn Debate' that factioned '70s feminists into today's designated camps of pro and con. Dryly satiric, it juxtaposes the early writings of Andrea Dworkin (then a lone voice challenging the morality of traditional, read: hetero sexuality) with the misogynistic 19th century pessimism of Schopenhauer. Diotima's sexual politics interject a queer discourse that combined with the feminist philosophies are brought up to date with the inclusion of text generated by the cast in a form reflective of Plato's Symposium, a classical discourse on erotics. The character Diotima was significant as the only female portrayed in the Symposium. The film, with it's stylishly neoclassical art direction and it's acerbically irreverent humor is a contemporary analytic of the erotic inspired by a reading of the book 100 Years Of Homosexuality, a collection of essays compiled by David M. Halperin.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jack Waters

Introducing Mr. Diana (1996) VHS, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - INTRODUCING MR. DIANA, a video short documenting the arrival of controversial comic book artist and illustrator Michael Diana--the hottest astral flame to scorch New York City's creative underbelly--to New York City. Facing obscenity charges in Florida, he has already done time there for his shocking and outrageously funny pictorial observations. His stellar popularity in the underground realm of ribald iconiclasm has made him a current target of authoritative 'zine'-o-phobia. In his art he exposes the hypocrasy of common atrocities committed in the name of Traditional Values: those of Family, Church, and Nation; Ideas that he gets straight from TV news. Mike's soft spoken, gentle character is in sharp contrast to the harsh images of bloody sexuality he creates. His persona combines the raw innocence of Melvile's Billy Budd with the lusty ingenuousness of Voltaire's Candide. The video features the "three faces of Mike": Artist, Political Scapegoat, and Object Of Desire. Explore the territory "Inside Michael Diana", as the film makers survey his surfer-buff physique. He stands poised amidst the jumble of severed limbs, human genitalia, and visceral secretions of his own creation. The video also features an appearance by Martha Wilson, whose sexually explicit exhibition and performance curatorial of the past twelve years made her alternative space Franklin Furnace a front-runner in challenging today's harshly vindictive climate of censorship in public art funding, production, and presentation.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $50.00

Reynold Weidenaar

Wavelines II (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Technology

"A film of three abstract, kinetic visual-musical compositions using oscilloscope images and original electronic music." - R.W. "A stunning alliance of tape and film... It is a high-voltage work in which a synthesised music track is united with a multi-patterned movie sequence. The combination of visual and aural in this work remained splendidly convincing. The kaleidoscopic film patterns always had an underlying relationship to the music. Liquid motion in sight and sound seemed to have a purpose." - Worcester Telegram 2/7/82

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Grahame Weinbren

Murray & Max Talk About Money (1978) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

We are always interested in constructing ways of evoking the pleasures of cinema without implicity accepting an ideology -- of passivity, manipulation, and repressed violence - that we would explicitly reject. Can there be films that remailn cinematic withour indulging in one form of pornography or another? Murray and Max ... is, in part, a proposal, a blueprint, for such a form of cinema.

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Grahame Weinbren

Margaret and Marion Talking About Working (1980) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

"Margaret and Marion are sisters- one has worked for thirty years and is in the process of retiring, the other is returning to work after the same thirty years. Their words are fragmented into self questioning texts, while all the time Joan Strasbaugh, choreographer, marks time by building a room around them out of the classified pages of newspapers. The walls gradually close in on them and also on the camera crew, squeezing everyone together. As the atmosphere gets denser, the words become more spaced, thinner, and suggestive in their implications. But whose words are these? " G. W.

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Grahame Weinbren

Cheap Imitatione Part V/VI; Terms of Analysis (1982) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Initially the subject of this film was the multiple threats constantly implicit in cinema ... especially in the perceptual acts of unifying with which we respond to the discontinuities of editing. So the basic images were knives and salamis. But as the music was reworked, highly charged objects began to appear and reappear; instinctual navigation took over, as always, in the editing room ... and the film seemed to adopt another subject entirely. As in all our work, many issues are in uneasy balance, and the film refuses to find a center. Words in the film refer to its own intertextuality. Who is speaking here? And who is addressed?

Rental: $20.00
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Grahame Weinbren

Documentation of Interactive Works. 1. March II (1997) 2. Sonata (1991/3) 3. The Erl King [Made In Collaboration With Roberta Friedman] (1983-6) (1998) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Documentation of interactive works, including voice over narration. This is no substitute for the installations themselves, but at least gives an idea of what the works are like.

Rental: $25.00
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Grahame Weinbren

V (Eros v. Thanatos) (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Eros v. Thanatos. Love vs. Death. In response to a request by Mathew Sandager to make a one minute piece on the letter V for public access TV, this piece includes some Kinsey animal copulation (elephants, lesbian dogs) footage and chicken death in Queens from The Erl King.

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Steven Weisberg

Dog Show () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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Steven Weisberg

Happy Birthday (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A look at the familiar with wonderment but not awe. The people and places of former lives get together for a birthday reunion" S.W.

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Steven Weisberg

Open Letter to the New York Times, An (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

"Pushing towards the frayed ends of nerves, into exhaustion and beyond the restraints of fear. Back to feeling again. Coming to life in a dying industrial town". S.W.

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Steven Weisberg

Kiss It Goodbye (1979) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"On leaving home" S.W.

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Steven Weisberg

Familial Scenes (1981) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

"The archetypal lives of families are dissected, then reconstituted as wholly personal. The film is about my disillusionment with traditional images of family. The sense of loss that animates the film generates a search for new relationships . The film's eight scenes describe the process by which illusions are re-made, gradually exposing the hand that creates them." S.W.

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Steven Weisberg

More Perfect Union, A (1982) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Aggressive SWJM 32, seeks monogamous relationship with open-minded , responsive audience, no druggies please. Must love animals, music, Snow , murder, Neruda and Lotte Lenya. Must be well heeled but not too tall. Great fun at conventions." S.W.

Rental: $35.00
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Steven Weisberg

Steve's Watering Apparatus (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"A self portrait"

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Steven Weisberg

To Die Dreaming Or/Welcome to the Third Anniversary of the Revolution (1983) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Nicaragua, beseiged by the CIA, responds with the equanimity of everyday life. Shot in the mountain village of Comoapa and in the capital. Managua, in the third year of Sandinismo." S.W.

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Harry Weisburd

Pentagon Protest (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Pentagon Protest is a documentary of the anti-Vietnam protest march in Washington,D. C., ending with protesters charging up to the Pentagon. The soundtrack consists entirely of a speech given by Comedian at that Time, Dick Gregory. The film is meant as an important record of a major event not covered and reported by the major news media including magazines, newspapers and tv journalism.

Rental: $30.00
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Harry Weisburd

Saturday 4/15/67 (1967) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Saturday 4/15/67 is a film about the FIRST MASSIVE PEACE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR. The major news media did not cover this march. No photos appeared in either newspapers or magazines and it was a non-event for tv news. I tried to convey in the film the experience of a marcher, with the sights and sounds of the beginning of the march at Central Park's Sheep's Meadon, down along 5 Avenue and ending at the U. N. plaza, with the sights and sounds of anti-protesters along the marching route. This film is meant to be a record of this first massive peace march which was not covered by any news media., on SATURDAY, 4/15/1967.

Rental: $40.00
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Lucy Weisman

In the Red (2001) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Political / Social Activism

This humorous yet reverent tribute to menstruation mimics the look and tone of 1950's instructional videos except this blonde in a house dress would rather learn how to make homemade maxi pads than how to clean an oven.

Rental: $20.00
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Phil Weisman

Schubert's Lantern (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A homage to Schubert (the composer, as well as my dog Schubert who participated here) inspired by the magic of Melies. Light, a kind of chameleon, changes shape, revealing that which occupies the same space at the same time.

Rental: $25.00
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Phil Weisman

Ethna's Suite, So Long (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

This film portrait of Ethna Duffy (and myself by implication) summarizes several years between us. It consists of images collected between 1974 and 1980 edited in relation to a soundtrack which consists of an audio landscape of telephonic interruptions as they are interwoven with Ethna's extemporaneous observations recorded on a telephone answering machine between 1977 and 1978. This film, I think, reflects our mutual love and "lunacy" which was often deflected and by inference indirectly located. A partial transcript of the soundtrack from this film has been published in the magazine Motion Picture, Vol. 1, Number 3, Winter/Spring 1987.

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Phil Weisman

t. and the small picture frame (1986) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Family

This film is similar to a slide "home movie picture show," it being more in the tradition of amateur portrait presentation than anything else. It is, of course, a loving portrait of my family, however tinged beneath a veil of youthful ambivalence.

Rental: $44.00
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Anthony Weymouth

Children's Fable, A (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Three children, inspired by a television program, dress up and set out in search of the Holy Grail. From their frightening adventure emerges a parable of racial confrontation and moral rebirth."--A.W.

Rental: $20.00
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Lili White

House of the Gentle, The (1996) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"Lili White has the courage to carry her creative effort undaunted in a most captivating way."-- Professor Ben Hayeem, New York University Lili White presents her interpretation of the eight hexagrams of the I Ching which fall under its House of the Gentle. The pieces are poetic collages that combine performance, which is used as a symbolic action, along with footage of nature. The hexagrams are: #57, The Gentle; The Penetrating; #9, The Taming Power of the Small; #37, The Family; #42, Increase; #25, Innocence; #21, Biting Through; #27, Providing Nourishment/The Corners of the Mouth; and #18 Decay/Work on What Has Been Spoiled.

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Lili White

Departure (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

DEPARTURE(definition):1. a departing; going away; leaving 2. a starting out, as on a trip or new course of action; as, political action is a new departure for labor.3. a deviation or turning aside (from something.)4. [archaic] death.5. in nautical usage, a)the distance of a ship due east or west from the meridian of its starting point. b) a ship's position in latitude and longitude at the start of a voyage from which the dead reckoning is begun. I was inspired by the myriad meanings that define the word departure, and by my interest in the stucture of Chinese ideogram to dpart, which had 4 changing phases of the over time before becoming obsolete and removed from the dictionaries. Traditional Chinese calligraphy has its own critical criteria concerning line and composition. Foremost is the relationship between the horizontal and vertical strokes that make up the form of each character. This particular character reminds me of a doorwar or gate... Arriving at a sense of balance and harmony in the exectuion of calligraphy is similar to the struggle of Homo spiens to maintain equilibrium as they walk upright; vocalize; and usher in human consciousness. DEPARTURE indicates this body-mind connection we see the protagonist's interior view; her process into walking' and various forms that correspond to the ideogram's shapes (snake, cattle gate posts)

Rental: $40.00, sale price 150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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William H. Wieboldt

In My Opinion () 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Narrative

"Humorous scene is at a sophisticated party where a man is trying to impress a woman with his knowledge of world affairs-contradicting himself in the process. She is not impressed but he doesn't realize it."-W.W.

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Dawn Wiedemann

Lyna (1983) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Layers of optically printed images; lunar cycles, a woman and her dog, illusively weave through the luscious snowy landscape. A haunting film which re-searches female-ness by interweaving quick packed hand processed bleeding visuals and mysterious animal and environmental sounds."--D.W.

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Dawn Wiedemann

Tintinnabula (1986) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"Fairy tales. We improvised them one summer in a woods on the shore of Lake Michigan around an overgrown ruin--a place where mystery seemed to lurk. The original was shot on Super 8 and subsequently altered by means of optical printing. The tales were then woven into one another, sound and image twined together, a dense underbrush filled with little treasures: from sunlit dreams to sullen demons. The effect lies somewhere between kaleidoscope and labyrinth. Twisting and turning through it all are the dozen 'stories' that make up the film, stories whose glinting threads both form the larger pattern of the piece and lead to its conclusion."--D.W.

Rental: $30.00
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Dawn Wiedemann

Sevom Cigam (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

"'Magic is alive...Magic is afoot'...horses...dogs...peculiar vision of humans...relationships...mysterious...evocative...sensual images...haunting sound spaces... "Synchronous sound material manipulated to create a magical, otherworldly environment."--D.W.

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Joyce Wieland

Barbara's Blindness (1967) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"A collage film. We started out with a dull film about a little blind girl named Mary and ended up with something that made us get crazy." J.W.

Rental: $70.00
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Joyce Wieland

Patriotism (1964) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Something happens when he is asleep" J.W.

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Joyce Wieland

Water Sark (1965) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"I decided to make a film at my kitchen table, there is nothing like knowing my table. The high art of the housewife. You take prisms, glass, lights and myself to it. "The housewife is high" WATER SARK is a film sculpture, drawing being made while you wait." J.W. "Joyce Wieland surpasses philosophy. She has achieved a capacity for whimsy, and becomes divine. She cannot help but laugh out loud, also I recommend her knockers." Ken Jacobs

Rental: $50.00
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Joyce Wieland

A & B In Ontario (1984) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

"...there is in A&B IN ONTARIO the reflexive presence of Frampton as a contemporary 'man with a movie camera.' Eighteen years after the original material was made, the film was assembled (during the summer after Frampton's death) by Wieland into a cinematic dialogue in which the collaborators (in the spirit of the sixties) shoot each other with cameras." Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Joyce Wieland

1933 (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"The repeated images are such that they appear to be different every time; to be expanding. 1933 has a machine-mechanical-doll-rhythmic-like structure." -- Robert Cowan, Take One "1933. The year? The number? The title? Was it (the film) made then? It's a memory! (i. e., a Film). No, it's many memories. It's so sad and funny: the departed, departing people, cars, street! It hurries, it's gone, it's back! It's the only glimpse we have but we can have it again. The film (of 1933?) was made in 1967. You find out, if you didn't already know, how naming tints pure vision." -- Michael Snow

Rental: $20.00
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Joyce Wieland

Hand Tinting (1967) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"...is the apt title of another short film made from outcuts from a Job Corps documentary which features hand tinted sections. The film is full of small movements and actions, gestures begun and never completed. Repeated images, sometimes in color, sometimes not, A beautifully realized type of chamber-music film whose sum-total feeling is ritualistic." Robert Cowan, Take One

Rental: $30.00
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Joyce Wieland

Sailboat (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This little sailboat film will sail right through your gate and into your heart. "SAILBOAT has the simplicity of a child's drawing. A toy-like image of a sailboat sails, without interruption on the water, to the sound of roaring waves, which seem to underline the image to the point of exaggeration, somewhat in the way a child might draw a picture of water and write word-sounds on it to make it as emphatic as possible. ... Joyce Wieland makes a very special kind of film. The same sense of humor, tenderness and feeling for the more humble details of life that is present in her paintings and plastic constructions are given further dimensions in her films. There is somewhat of a sense of sadness and nostalgia in all her work ... a sense of lost innocence." -- Robert Cowan, Take One "The word SAILBOAT is supered over the entire film. It's an innocent static referent for the artist's assisting of passing sailboats. 1933 used naming in another way. This led to her discovery of new possibilities for subtitles, used extraordinarily in RAT LIFE and extended to an even more uncompromising use in the supered meter-like permutations of REASON OVER PASSION. A day at the Beach, at the Sea, at the Sky and at the Sailboats." -- Michael Snow

Rental: $20.00
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Joyce Wieland

Catfood (1968) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"In CATFOOD she shows a cat devouring fish after fish for some ten minutes. There seems to be no repetition of shots, but the imagery is so consistent throughout--shot of the fish, the cat eating, his paw clawing, another fish, the cat eating, etc.--that it is just possible theat shots are recurrent, There is no question but that Wieland has a unique talent." P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "J.W.'s CATFOOD is as uncompromising and didactic as anything by Godard" The New Yorker

Rental: $50.00
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Joyce Wieland

Rat Life And Diet In North America (1968) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A band of revolutionary gerbils escape their cat jailors and journey up the Hudson, where they hide out at a millionare's estate and perfect their tactics as guerilla fighters. It has some hard-to -forget, singular images:Ome, captioned 'Skag Mitchell was the first to escape' shows a grimy bare sction of floorboards with the tiny gerbil hovering against the wall. Miss Wieland is more than a diary-like recorder of domestic enthusiasms." Manny Farber "I can tell you that Wieland's film holds. It may be aobut the best (or richest) political movie around. It's all about rebels (enacted by real rats) and police (enacted by real cats). After a long suffering under the cats, the rats break out of the prison (in a full scale rebellion) and escape to Canada. There they take up organic gardening, with no DDT in the grass. It is a parable, a satire, an adventure movie, or you can call it pop art or any art you want- I find it one of the most original films made recently" Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
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Joyce Wieland

La Raison Avant La Passion (1969) 16mm, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Joyce Wieland's films are among the most endearing ever seen, making her point and sealing the issue in a womanly way without any concern for ragged edges. LA RAISON AVANT LA PASSION is a whirlwind view of Canada with an anti-dialectical premise." -- Douglas Pringle, ArtsCanada "REASON OVER PASSION, then, is Joyce Wieland's major film so far. With its many eccentricities, it is a glyph of her artistic personality; a lyric vision tempered by an aggressive form and a visionary patriotism mixed with ironic self parody. It is a film to be seen many times." -- P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "This film is about the pain and joy of living in a very large space: in fact, in a continent. It is painful, because such an experience distends the mind, it seems too large for passionate reason to contain. It is joyous, because 'true patriot love,' a reasonable passion, can contain it, after all. But what is remarkable, for me, is that all its urgency is lucidly caught, bound as it were chemically, in the substance of film itself, requiring no exterior argument." -- Hollis Frampton

Rental: $120.00
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Joyce Wieland

Dripping Water (1969) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"I can imagine only St. Francis looking at a water plate and water dripping so lovingly, so respectfully, so serenely. The usual reaction is: 'Oh what is it anyhow? Just a plate of water dripping.' But that is a snob remark. The remark has no love for the world, for anything. Snow and Wieland's film uplifts the object, and leaves the viewer with a finer attitude toward the world around him, it opens his eyes to the phenomenal world. and how can you love people if you don't love water, stone, grass." Jonas Mekas, New York Times, August 1969

Rental: $40.00
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Joyce Wieland

Pierre Vallieres (1972) 16mm, Color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

A film about a Quebec revolutionary who spent three years in jail without trial. The film was made in April, 1972, when Pierre was working with workers, raising consciousness, in Mount Laurier, Quebec. He was then writing a book about Quebec, and he has written the book White Niggers of America about French Canadians. "PIERRE VALLIERES is one of the most effective political films I've seen. I was helped, when looking at the film, by Joyce's concentration on the words, on the voice. She eliminated all visual distraction, including the speaker's face. It's the voice, the tone of the voice, and the meaning of what is said that comes through. The sincerity and truth of the voice comes through. Ms. Wieland displays in this film the maximum respect for what's being said in it. The purity of her approach, her formal choice, only increases the sharpness of the truth presented in the film. "I look at this film also as a critique of most of the so-called political documentaries. ... Joyce Wieland concentrates on the speaker's voice, she presents Pierre Valliers' voice in close-up, so that nothing is hidden. And the truth of the voice, the sound of the voice, the nuances of the voice, its vibrations, its colors merge so totally with what is being said that no other images are needed to make the point." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice Note: In French with English subtitles.

Rental: $55.00
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Michael Wiese

Messages, Messages (1972) 16mm, black and white, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A journey of the psyche into the world of the unconscious. Made when Wiese and Arnold were students at the San Francisco Art Institute, the surrealistic film is influenced by Dali, Bunuel and the German expressionists. The film was premiered at the St. Regis Hotel in New York by Salvador Dali and invited to Director's Fortnight at Cannes.

Rental: $35.00
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Lloyd Williams

Rapunzel Presentation () black and white, 13 min

"Animated Original adaption of the story of Grimm of a girl held prisoner in a tower by an evil witch with strange tendencies." L. W.

Rental: $22.00

Lloyd Williams

Two Images For a Computer Piece (With an Interlude) () 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Created for the Whitney Museum Composers' Showcase. January 21, 1969 Score created with Music V sound synthesizer developed by Dr. Max Mathews of Bell Telephone Lab. During the final stages of composition Dr. Ussachevsky further modified computer generated and non-electronic sound materials at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Studio. (Color, sound, live & animation)

Rental: $23.00
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Lloyd Williams

Wipes (1964) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A jigger of pure visual tonic; a program de-lighter. Bright colors and lively music, it's fast - fast - fast."

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Three: Les Poissons, Jabberwock, Opus #5 (1962) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

LES POISSONS (1957), 2.5 min. color, sound animated to The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval Des Animaux) by Camille Saint-Saens, utilizing LUMIA, by Thomas Wilfred at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. JABBERWOCK (1959), from the poem by Lewis Carroll. Clifford Jackson of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, narrates. Silver Medallion, Cannes Film Festival, 1959, 10 min., color, sound, live action & animation. OPUS #5 (1962, 8 min.) ... Images project a mood of nightmare terrors at once indefinable and affecting. Hallucinations creating a totality of effect which won the Judges' Prize, Midwesst Film Festival,1962, color, sound, live & animation.

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Ursula (1962) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Gold Medallion, Best Scripted Film Cannes, Best Special Effects for Sustained Horror, 1961 A Child's decay into total insanity caused by the tortures of an unloving mother. Not to be seen before bedtime. Sound & live drama.

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lloyd Williams

Creation (1965) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Designed by Lloyd Williams and Phillip Weiner. A return to satirical humor. More directed at radio & Television commercials than at religion, it manages to point up Man's blind belief in the truth of both. Special Commendation, Foothill College Filmmakers' Festival. Drawn on film animation & Live images.

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Inflation of the Air-Mattress (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

With poet Taylor Mead. SELECTED BY THE 2ND ANNUAL LONG ISLAND GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL , Screened October 7, 1999. Sound played live on bag pipes by Mike Connely of the LI Ravens M. C. Pipe and Drum Band.

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Line of Apogee (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Original electronic score by Vladamire Ussachevsky. My works are that of a person who fought the notion that he was gay because, in the time frame of the 50's 60's & 70's anything gay was perverted and evil LINE OF APOGEE is a dream chronicle of 48 minutes in color and black and white shot of 16 mm, with an original electronic score by Valdimir Ussachevshy. Ussachevsky was one of the founders of the form of electronic music at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Lab at Columbia University in New York City in the 1960s. It took the Grand Prize at the St. Lawrence Film Festival. 'An Extraordinary trip in Sensory Experience.' Wild colorful imagery probing a lifetime of a man's dreams' said Cue magazine 'A sumptuous color film... disturbing but visually beautiful psychological exploration utilizing surrealistic imagery' -- Dance Magazine.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Lloyd Williams

Rainbow's Children (1975) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

In RAINBOW'S CHILDREN, LLOYD WILLIAMS reveals the dreamer awakening; erotic displacements of dreams are transformed into the erotic realities of life itself -- although still poetically suffused with a dream like languor which the filmmaker cannot escape. The texture of flesh, the ambiguity of longing and the colors of psychedelic apotheosis all merge into a languorous ecstasy which LLOYD WILLIAMS is adept in translating into the medium of film. All the varieties of film technique: slow motion, multiple-exposure, fast motion, camera in full flight and frozen image, he uses for the revelation of his intense fantasy, whether from dreams or from real-life or from hallucinated contemplation. His work shows that the dreamer is, indeed, awakening into a whole new world of erotic fantasy, muted with desire. If hard core films shock you, the films of LLOYD WILLIAMS will caress you." -- Quote from Charles Boultenhouse, from SCREENING THE SEXES by Parker Tyler, Publisher Holt Reinhart & Winston.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Sheri Wills

Effigy - specimens 4 to 12 (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

EFFIGY - SPECIMENS 4 TO 12 is composed of digitally animated photograms that were created by placing organic materials directly on unexposed 35mm film and flashing it with light. "The whole atmosphere of Effigy seems to be on some extreme precipice of human existence, either within the womb or at the first moments after one's death." -- Virgil Wong

Rental: $40.00 sale price: 75.00
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Sheri Wills

Riderless (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

I am fascinated by the technology of the nineteenth century, the birth of film and its inextricable link to the Victorian sensibility. The hallmark of this aesthetic lies in its tightly-laced obsession with detail and decoration, decorum and charm. All objects, from a memory quilt to a camera, were compulsively lavished with the same ornamental decorations. While on one level my modernity is repelled by this fussiness, on another level I feel oddly liberated by this outrageously sensual adornment of objects, regardless of their function. Yet the Victorian fixation on complicated patterning belies a fear of the empty space. I feel there is, within their flourishes, a language I must decipher. To get close enough, to get inside the design is to see patterns of desire, patterns of repression, a pattern that blossoms to encompass generations. --S. W.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
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Sheri Wills

gravity (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

From time to time, there can be a brief fissure in daily experience. It's a sharp, decisive moment when you glimpse that which has always been perfectly hidden. The form is unanticipated - a shaft of light in an alley, a small hand movement, a look into a stranger's eye. It is heartbreaking and rapturous, disquieting and true. The interruption heals as quickly as it forms, and although you feel it in your body, unless you believe it in your heart, it disappears without trace. This piece is about rising and falling, aspiring to reach beyond one's grasp and the confinement of the mundane. --S. W.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
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Sheri Wills

Hu'n (Laceratons) (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, History

Bright Sheng's powerful piece is an expression of his experiences during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. I interpret the music as a relentless recurring memory, a painful question that cannot find answer, and finally an examination of breath itself. "(Wills's) latest video is a departure of sorts. Based on Bright Sheng's modern orchestral composition of the same name, H'UN (LACERATIONS) finds Wills incorporating representational elements, combined with her signature photograms and abstract images. In Sheng's 23-minute piece, which is far more extroverted than the sound in Wills's previous films, she found an opportunity to break out of her typical styles, using everyday objects like a shoe or a cracker to illustrate the film noir-ish score with a touch of humor." Christian Bruno, Release Print, March 2003

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
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Sheri Wills

Stream Flows I for solo violin, The (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Psychology & Mental Health

This piece reflects on how memories can intrude into and define the present. The music, by Bright Sheng, is based on a traditional Chinese folk song. --S. W.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
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Sheri Wills

Scene Box (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 5:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment nature, films about film, history, personal/diary/journal

The visual equivalent of a dusty box of aged, foil-covered chocolates, Scene Box presents a barely overheard promise of mystery - seductive, but not necessarily pleasant. A veiled diorama of uncertainty. Screenings include the Parrish Art Museum (curated by Peter Campus); Black Maria Director's Choice; Alchemy film and Moving Image Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Experimental Film Festival in Portland; and Experiments in Cinema Festival.

Rental: $30.00
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Christopher G. Wilson

Einstein (1982) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Featuring Sharon Moore and the members of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. Directed and edited by C. Wilson. "A film dance film-movement/stasis study in the time/space continuum. What is relativity, anyway?"--C.W. "I liked it...it is a solid, well-edited dance film."--Amy Taubin "The physics get a little muddled, and it's an awful pun, but I think its a great film; it's hard to ghetto-ize."--Joan Braderman.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Winkler

Scars (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, landscape

"SCARS is a film which deals with the subject of ecology in an abstract and highly innovative manner. Rather than make a direct statement about the effects of urbanization on the natural landscape, Winkler communicates his ideas through a poetic montage of powerful visual and auditory imagery." - Museum of Modern Art

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sara Winter

Dinner, The (2002) 16mm, Beta SP NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A couple on a romantic dinner-picnic in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, argue over their choice of wine. Their irritation with each other makes them oblivious to the surroundings. Sounds reveal to the viewer what the couple miss -- human warmth and the mystery of nature.

Rental: $20.00
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BetaSP NTSC Rental: $20.00

Sara Winter

Morning in September: A Film Requiem, A (2002) Beta SP NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

A meditation on grief and loss, the film sets footage shot September 11 and immediately thereafter to a Monteverdi aria -- Orpheus' plea to cross the River Styx to his loved one -- and a John Dowland song, "Come Heavy Sleep". The Voice of New York pleads to cross the river to the loved one, "a soul shorn of its body", over footage of the smoke filmed from the New Jersey waterfront, and of vehicles and rescue workers in Manhattan. A cortege of ambulances shows that the plea to rescue the loved one has been denied. A second singer repeats the aria with different orchestration as a plea to join the loved one in death over smoke shots that progress to nightfall. Then the first voice sings "Come Heavy Sleep" orchestrated as a duet between the voice and the ghost voice of the loved one (viola da gamba). Finally, over shots of the missing signs, "Come Heavy Sleep" is repeated as a poignant duet between solo guitar and the wind. available for rent on Beta SP (NTSC and PAL)

Rental: $40.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $40.00

Bud Wirtschafter

What's Happening (1963) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Assisted by: Al Valentine, Ray Wisniewski, Virginia Cartreaux, Chuck Ginnever, Sylvia Brett, Jerry Chalum, Marsha Dunetz, Jim Henson, Zelda Wirtschafter, Eleanor Guaitolni. A documentary film of a series of "happenings", taking place at George Segal's farm. Performers by Allan Kaprow, Chuck Ginnever, Wolf Vostel, Yvonne Rainer, Lamont Young, Dick Higgins.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Bud Wirtschafter

I'm Here Now (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"...is a unique documentary. The major portion of it was filmed by paricipants in 'Summer in the City" the six week community action program which is the subject of the film. Similarly the sound track consists of material either recorded on location or taken from a series of taped interviews with members of the staffs, neighborhood boards and participants in the program. " Summer in the City

Rental: $28.00
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Bud Wirtschafter

Snow Job (1966) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Bud Wirtschafter

Glance (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

For side-by-side dual-projection. A two-reel split-screen piece.

"A two screen enviormental audience participation experience concerning two people and their thought processes. " B.W.

Rental: $30.00
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David Wise

Short Circuit () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
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David Wise

Triple Spice (1967) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
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David Wise

Live Wires V. S. Mack Namara or the Napalm is Burning a Hole in my Credit Card!, The (1968) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
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Ray Wisniewski

Doomshow (1964) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Body, Children & Youth, theatre

"'Doomshow reaches deep into the corners of our unconscious; 'Doomshow is the wailing of the air-raid sirens in the suburbs of Hiroshima-New Jersey-Lower East Side; 'Doomshow' is a shadow is a shadow of terror, a cry that dies out in the throat of a bad dream; 'Doomshow' is one of those black poems of our century which are almost too ugly to look at, too frightening because they are so true and so much like our own souls." - Jonas Mekas "'Doomshow,' was there ever a 'Doomshow?' Let it lie, wherever it is, jammed up someone's vein, say, dead, and dead it might LIVE as myth" - R.W.

Rental: $50.00
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Robert Withers

16 Millemeter Earrings - The Film (1989) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

She considers her 1966 performance of 16 MILLEMETER EARRINGS a breakthrough: she not only choreographed the movement, but wrote the score and designed several short film sequences to be projected during the performance. Critic John Perreault wrote of the performance that "movement, film, words and sounds in Ms. Monk's new work are so skillfully interwoven and inter-related that no description can substitute for actually seeing the kind of magic she has managed to produce." Twelve years after the first performance, Meredith Monk and Robert Withers re-created the piece for film, using most of the original film sequences and sound tapes. Rob Baker in the Soho Weekly News called it "an extraordinary film, an extraordinary work." Released in 1980, the film is 25 minutes long, in 16mm color, and was produced, directed and photographed by Robert Withers. It has been screened at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and won a Merit Award at the Dance Film Festival in New York City.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Robert W. Wolff

At Hilly's () 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Robert W. Wolff

Child's Play () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

Fair () 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

Film Forest () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

Grazing () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Robert W. Wolff

Illuma () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Robert W. Wolff

Jan. 26, 3 P. M. () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Robert W. Wolff

Parade () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

Piscean Planet Boy () 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

T'ai () 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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Robert W. Wolff

Winterscape () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

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Brian Wood

Clearview (1974) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
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Charlie Woodman

Remnants (1982) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"...began as a 8mm home movie footage from which vertain shots were selected. Each shot was then named by a word or phrase, These words were used to construct a narrative whihc in turn formed the basis for ordering the images in the film. The result is a sort of anthropological detective story, an attempt to create meaning from the remnants of culture." C.W.

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Charlie Woodman

Six Childhood Memories (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

"..presents a series of landscapes. Scenes visited in childhood are remembered by the film. I wanted to explore the movie as mnemonic device and create in viewer's the reminiscence of a past that is not their own." C.W.

Rental: $20.00
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Charlie Woodman

Coyote Tracks (1986) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

"...came out of my interest in pictographic language and is an attempt to make a film that conbveys information by the same mechanisms which pictographs employ. Each pictographic sign or element conveys two types of meaning simultaneously, a literal meaning and as associative meaning. For example, the sign that literally depicts a horse, within this code represents or symbolizes the concept of a journey. This second associative meaning is not contained within the sign but is a series of concrete and specific images which also function as cliches or archetypes. While there are elements of narrative present, do not look for the kinds of character identification and plot development we have come to expect from movies. The narrative is to be found not within the literal images themselves, but in the sequences of associations which those images evoke. Just let it unreel and wash over you." C.W.

Rental: $25.00
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Dan Woodruff

Fragment from Unidentified Lost Horror Film (1993) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

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Dan Woodruff

Life and Death of a Hollywood Superstar (1993) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

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Dan Woodruff

Spirit Departing, The (1993) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

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David Woods

Turnip (1972) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $26.00
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Fred Worden

Introduction to the Secret Society (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A half-baked, but tenderized world view offered up for the new arrivals.

Rental: $25.00
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Fred Worden

One (1998) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Just like real life. One frame, no more, no less, an allotment. But energy infested and streaming; light and no-light areas in continuos interplay to slip right past the discursive mind and jigger directly the brain's electro-chemical neural flows, seedbed to every single thought or feeling. A cinema of pure energy climbing out along an axis of its own invention.

Rental: $50.00
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Fred Worden

Or Cloud, Automatic Writing, One, The (2001) 16mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The Or Cloud (2001), Automatic Writing (2000), One (1998) Three stabs at uncorking cinema's primordial energies. Piled together and taken in at one sitting like mainlining Optical Crack for the mind and body. Dangerously non-addictive. For the hardy only. Select recent screenings: Whitney 2002 Biennial Exhibition, 2001 New York Film Festival, S. F. Cinematheque (2002), 2002 Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2001 Toronto Film Festival, Film Forum, L. A. (2002), 2002 Black Maria Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive (2001), Museum of Modern Art, Cineprobe (2000), Centre Pompidou (2000).

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Fred Worden

Automatic Writing (2000) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A homemade rocket to realms unknown to any movie camera or photo lens. In the end, perhaps nothing more than a search for an experience of continuity, a kind of sanity. Failing sanity, a wild ride at least.

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Fred Worden

Or Cloud, The (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A guided adventure for the eyeballs. And as such, also, of necessity, an adventure of the mind (how could it be otherwise?). I believe there is a current which runs at the core of all beings, call it the life force, a dynamic which in individuals reflects both the personal and the universal. Up on the screen, frames in motion, a rushing stream of articulated energy to resonate with that inner biological current. Adventurous eyeballing then, in the ideal, an epiphanous moment of mutual recognition and commiseration between energy forms." There is a vibration which exists to enrapture and console us." (Rilke). I like to think this vibration can be detected streaming out of The Or Cloud.

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Kim Worden

Marie (1978) 16mm, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

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Charles Wright

Surprised (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

An abstract hand-drawn cartoon set to original music. No shape, line, edge surface or background can be taken for granted for very long before turning out to be something else.

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Charles Wright

Sorted Details (1979) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Shared shape, color or movement links each of these varied fragments of urban landscape with the next. Each sight has its own naturalistic ambient sound, as the film yanks you from spot to spot and moment to moment. "One is repeatedly surprised and delighted watching Wright's films, the world is constantly being discovered, its secret harmony is perpetually revealed." -- Marjorie Keller, Idiolects #8 "In a particularly beautiful passage, the film flows from an iridescent fragment to a dominant red, then to pink, back to red, then from blue striations to pink-tinted smoke to pink-tinted smoke, to a dusty hubcap on a tan car and, finally, to a man polishing a blue car. Wright introduces human presence very subtly: occasionally on the soundtrack in the form of voices, or with a mannequin or shadows, or with media figures on television. Although primarily a visual work, SORTED DETAILS is a very tactile film. Wright makes his vision palpable." -- Janis Crystal Lipzin, Artweek

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Charles Wright

Cable Car Melody (1986) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

You will look down Hyde Street and see San Francisco Bay in the background. In the foreground a cable car will move across the surface of the screen, while almost everything else will change, from shot to shot, to create a melody.

Rental: $70.00
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Jay Wright

FireStatic (1998) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A zen koan. A visual haiku. A film which incorporates inconoclast ideas of image destruction into self-reflexive 16mm formats.
Opening Short Film, Calcutta Film Festival. A Crackle 'Pick of the Week'. Best of Festival - Berkeley Film and Video Festival. Salerno Film Festival.

Jay Wright (born 1972) is a filmmaker, videomaker, photographer, and writer who has shown in European video spaces and independent film festivals. Works included at PS1 and NY MOMA, Biennial of Poetry and Video MUNAL, Cannes Short Film Corner, Best of Festival Berkeley Film and Video Festival, Opening Short Film Calcutta Film Festival. Jay Wright's work synergizes art, theoretical mathematics and science. His first feature film, 'Assembling the World', made when he was 20, follows cultures under the pressures of colonialism. His second feature, 'The Color of Fish', examines string theory and the relationships of 'theories of everything' to the deep coded needs of the human mind. 'Dreamtime' is an inner journey using 'throw away' digital technology to probe the environment and time. The film examines images' connection to meaning when the image is deprived of any corporeal existence and it exists only digitally.

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Jay Wright

Assembling The World (1998) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

If you don't care where you are, you aren't lost. An interior travelogue through lands at war. A darkly comic out-of-body experience about bioethics, SETI, tourism and religion. DIY punk aesthetic of feedback, grungy images and attitude, the film examines reason, science and western thought in relation to the metaphysical.
Raindance Film Festival. First Grade Film Festival. Manchester Film Festival. Berkeley Film and Video Festival. Grand Festival Award, Berkeley Film and Video Festival.

Jay Wright (born 1972) is a filmmaker, videomaker, photographer, and writer who has shown in European video spaces and independent film festivals. Works included at PS1 and NY MOMA, Biennial of Poetry and Video MUNAL, Cannes Short Film Corner, Best of Festival Berkeley Film and Video Festival, Opening Short Film Calcutta Film Festival. Jay Wright's work synergizes art, theoretical mathematics and science. His first feature film, 'Assembling the World', made when he was 20, follows cultures under the pressures of colonialism. His second feature, 'The Color of Fish', examines string theory and the relationships of 'theories of everything' to the deep coded needs of the human mind. 'Dreamtime' is an inner journey using 'throw away' digital technology to probe the environment and time. The film examines images' connection to meaning when the image is deprived of any corporeal existence and it exists only digitally.

Rental: $85.00
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Tung Wang Wu

Missing Marilyn Monroe (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

I am as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe. I am as sexy as Marilyn Monroe. However... Festivals: The 13th MIX Film Festival in New York, 1999; 1st and 3rd Film Festival in Kingston, 2001 reviewed in the Independent Film and Video (Mar. 2000, P. 18) format: VHS, digital animation VHS sale price: $20.00

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Tung Wang Wu

And Now Happiness... (2000) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

In this film, "And Now Happiness...," I portray my mother in order to perceive my hatred from her point of view. Festivals: New School MIXED MESSAGES, 2000; MIX Film Festival in New York, 2000; Sundance Film Festival, 2001; Fayetteville FilmFest, 2001; Brisbane International Film Festival, 2001; Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2001; Boston Film Festival, 2001; Cinematexas, 2001; New York EXPOsition, 2001 Awards: Innovative Cinema Effect (MIXED MESSAGES); Flaherty Prize (New School University) VHS sale price: $40.00

Grahame Weinbren

Selected Works (1976 - 2004) (2004) 16mm, color & b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

The DVD includes documentations of five interactive cinema works: The Erl King (1983-85/2004) Sonata (1991/93) March (1997) Frame (1999) Tunnel (2000). - Letters, 18 one minute films, each generating a letter of the alphabet. - Five essays on film, interactivity, new media, and their philosophical implications (accessible only on a computer). - 30 mins (at least) of ‘bonus’ material.

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Lloyd Williams

16mm Experimental Films by Lloyd M. Williams (1952) 16mm, black and white, 116 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

Disc 1 Wipes (1:00 1964) Grand Prize Canyon Film Festival. Less Poisson's (2:03 1952) 'Animated cut-outs of life under the sea.' A film for children. Jabberwock (4:23 1959) from the poem by Lewis Carroll won the Silver Award at the Cannes Festival in 1959 Opus #5 (5:21 1963) Creates a mood of nightmare terrors at once indefinable and affecting They're off (7:42 1959) A satire movie about sports car racing at the Little Lemans, directed while at New York University and very populare among sports car devotees The Creation (1:18 1963) A million years of life in one minute. Wipes (1:00 1964) Disc 2 Wipes (1:00 1964) 'A jigger of pure visual tonic.' Line of Apogee (45:00 1966) Filmed over a period of four years; this is a record of the sights and sounds of many nights of dreams before they fade away. Grand prize Independent Film-Makers Competition St. Lawrence University. The well known electronic music composer Vladmir Ussachevsky thought so much of Line of Apogee that he composed the original electronic musical score for the movie. The sound track for the movie was released by New World Records Film Music along with the Suite from No Exit; the DVD of the score is 80389-2 DIDX 006272. Rainbow's Children (23:33 1975) Experimental film, Diploma D'Excellence Festival D'International Cinema Montreal, Original Electronic sound track by Suzanne Ciani. Rainbow's Child (13:57 1997) Cinemtography by Lloyd Williams edited by Adrian Salsgiver Wipes (1:00 1964)

16mm Sale: $75.00

Cara Weiner

Four Abstract Artists (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

A dvd consisting of a 8 min short, An Abstract Way of Life, about abstraction. Also on the dvd are four artist bios for each artist in the film.

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Doris Weiner

Living Wall Collection (2007) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art

A documentation of 5 installations, made with animation and videos projected onto art work.

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Cara Weiner

Abstract Compilation (2007) color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

A collection of three short abstract pieces playing with color and space.

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Vivian Wong

Compilation (2007) , 12:26 min

"Tongue-Tied" - 2 min "The idea that the self can be embodied and represented int he voice provided a lot of visual imagery in the video. Notions of disembodiment, individual and national identity, seduction of power, and sacrifice are explored throughout. This is perhaps the most politically overt video in comparison with my other work." "Push-ups" - 2:05 min Military culture is obsessed with machines. For example, the military channel dedicates half of its programming to new technology and the latest weapons. In modern day technological warfare, machines become an extension of the body; turning the soldier's body into a cyborg. Military calisthenic movements such as push-ups are mechanical in nature, but it becomes a seductive display for the viewer. Ideas of hte male spectacle, autoeroticism, and necrophilia are investigated. Young people embrace the "romance" of war and soldiering, literally engaging in a dance with death. The military culture's obsession with machines, with each push symbolically brings it closer to its own destruction. ("Push-ups" is intended to be shown along with "Goodbye Horses") "Goodbye Horses" - 1:50 min The piece is a visual meditation on the physical body, and an exploration on the eroticization of violence. The art historical theme of "Death and the Maiden" or "Kiss of Death" provided the inspiration for the imagery of the video. The theme of "Kiss of Death" serves as a moral tale: life is short and so is the beauty of a woman. Even though the maiden loses the battle, the struggle is often portrayed in an erotic manner. The title "Goodbye Horses" means letting go of the corporeal world, since horses symbolize the material senses. ("Goodbye Horses" is intended to be shown along with "Push-ups") "Kill John Wayne" - 6:32 min John Wayne meets his own "Heart of Darkness". In reference to the 1968 propaganda film "The Green Berets" that he made in response to the Vietnam War, John Wayne engages in a series of tribulations that involve demonstrations of masculinity, autoeroticism, seduction, castration and necrophilia. For generations, John Wayne served as the model for young men and soldiers to follow; further widening the gap between Hollywood's perception of war and war's reality. This film specifically references the Vietnam War era, and the complete inversion of the idyllic American mythologies that John Wayne created. Vietnam became the nightmarish version of the American dream, and John Wayne's manly frontier idealisms could not be more out of thep lace. In the end, the "Duke" can only engage with reality and history in a perverse way.

Cara Weiner

Opacity (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Personal

Part two of a series about relationships and the personal connection between individuals that is remembered and idealized by one partner about the other. This is the more visual of the two, concentrating on patterns and masking rather than dressing the body with clothes.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Cara Weiner

I Love You (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Personal

Part one of a series about relationships and the personal connection between individuals that is remembered and idealized about one partner about the other. This, this first part of the series talks about the potential of the relationship.

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Cara Weiner

Savannah (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Includes two films: "Adventuring in Savannah" (7 minutes). "Savannah" (35 minutes). Savannah is a visual journey that replants reality into a new abstract context. Adventuring in Savannah is an edited version of the complete trip took to a small isolated island.

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Lili White

Cloudgate (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual

CLOUDGATE was designed to be projected directly onto the metal and stone of a city's architecture, offering passersby an unexpected event placed into their environment. CLOUDGATE acts as a meditative happening, bringing the heavens down to the ground, placing the viewer firmly in between the earth and sky. COUDGATE situates the viewer into the "Zen of Now" -- reminding them that they and Nature are part and parcel.

DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes One & Two (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode One: Politricks - This segment focuses on effects of world events outside of the garden gates - whether locally, nationally or internationally. Episode Two: Early Years - This segment is a collage featuring LPVs early years: the formation of the garden and its programs.

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Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Three & Four (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Three: Rock - This episode features Cinesonic with DJ Econ and multiple screens by Stephen Kent Jussick. Highlights include Threat (Jules A and Nelson Rockwell). Episode Four: Art Exhibitions - A focus on art exhibitions that have stimulated the garden space.

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Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Five & Six (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Five: Performance - Highlights the performances of a few of the outrageous & the sublime gracing Petit Versailles' stage & garden! Episode Six: Film 1 - Highlights & focuses on film, video & digital makers that seduce, delight and educate our audiences at Petit Versailles garden!

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Seven & Eight (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Seven: Readings 1 - Wonderful readings from The SuperFictoBioGrrrls of 2002! - Laurie Weeks, Jen Blauvelt, & Judy Silverman. Episode Eight: Pop to Folk - This week we feature various events from 2003 including Joe Tullgren and his "loosepaper collection" concert.

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Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Nine & Ten (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Nine: Performance - This week PERFORMANCE AND DANCE with Brandon Wolcott - "the greatest actor in the world" amuses with his fumblings & ramblings! Episode Ten: Art Two - This week we're back visiting ART! Exhibitions include a multitude of mediums for "Weathering the Storm"(2002) from Larry Shea's "Well Wishing" to On Akiyoshi "Massing TARA Bodhisattva in Clouds".

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Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Eleven: Film 2 - We begin with a look at friends & collaborators Stephen Kent Jusick and DJ Econ presenting CINESONIC - their montage of sound and image. Episode Twelve: Readings 2 - Extraordinary writers perform at LPV including Eileen Myles, Dee Finley, Henry Flesh, Mary Gaitskill and Carlo Quispe reads an essay by David Wojnarowicz. Episode Thirteen: Polysexual Polyglots - High Fashion at LPV with "The Emperor's Premiere" extravaganza by it/EQ, performance by Kalup Linzy, GenderFluxxxors - Unplugged with Tobaron Waxman.

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Robert Withers

Turtle Dreams () 16mm, black and white, 11 min

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Fred Worden

Insomnia (1981) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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Fred Worden

Boulevard (1983) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

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Fred Worden

In & Out (1983) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A lyrical study of the World Trade Center occupying space and reflecting space.

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Fred Worden

Here (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A Technicolor charge on horseback is mashed up with a series of early silent films from the Melies brothers.

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Jack Waters

Works by Jack Water (1984-1993) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 90 mins. min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, multicultural, queer

Works by Jack Water includes Berlin/New York (with interview); The Male Gayze Diotima. (refer to individual titles for descriptions).

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Sara Winter

Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A poetic look at a bygone industrial era, Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory tours the factory complex a decade after its closing. Music of Anton Webern and stylistic references to artistic currents of the early 20th century (including the city symphony genre, cubism and the Bauhaus) evoke the factory's heyday.

Sara Winter

Horses, Etc. (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A heartwarming close up of the intersection of animal and human live with indoor cats, "wild" groundhogs, society at the dog run, homing pigeons, and a look at retraining race horses for police work including shoeing a horse with orthopedic shoes!

Chuck Workman

The First 100 Years (1995) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 89 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Subtitled "a celebration of American movies" this compilation documentary was produced for HBO with the association of the American Film Institute as part of the worldwide salute to the 100th anniversary of motion pictures. The film uses extensive historical and new interviews, from D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish to important actors and directors of today, and hundreds of clips from well-known films to effectively tell the story of the American film. An entertaining primer on commercial American movie history and an exercise in stimulating and dynamic filmmaking. All producer's rental proceeds go to the American Film Institute.

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Chuck Workman

Everything is Beautiful (2006) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Produced for the Nexus Institute Symposium of Western Culture in Amsterdam. A montaged study of the impact of images of international kitsch- cultural, religious, and political- concluding in similar images eventually more valuable and enduring.

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Chuck Workman

A Kiss at Kerouac's Grave (2002) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative

A short story of a young runaway who makes a reverent visit to the Jack Kerouac Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts and gets more exposure to the counterculture than she expected. Part of series of shorts by Chuck Workman called "The Glory and the Dream."

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Chuck Workman

That Good Night (1994) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Narrative

The last minutes in the life of a jogger who accidentally trips, falls on a rock in a stream, and spends his final moments alone and paralyzed looking at the sharp natural details around him and the softer fleeting images of his life. Based on the short story, "El Muerto" by Horacio Quiroga. With Robert Foxworth. Part of a series of shorts by Chuck Workman called "The Glory and the Dream."

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Chuck Workman

Three Motion Picture Montages: Precious Images (1986), Words (1987), Pieces of Silver (1987) (1986-1987) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A selection of three of Chuck Workman's most well-known movie montages. Precious Images montages 450 American films in a tribute to directors and the iconic images they helped create. It has played continuously in museums, schools, theaters, film festivals and media arts centers and is considered the most widely shown theatrical short in history. Words was made as a tribute to the Hollywood writer and montages the memorable (and forgotten) lines of numerous Hollywood films and television shows. Pieces of Silver was made for Eastman Kodak on the anniversary of the invention of motion picture film. It montages images from foreign and American narrative films, newsreels, documentaries, experimental films, commercials, animation, and television since 1889. The film played at commercial theaters, screened at Anthology Film Archives and other important non- profit theaters, and at several festivals. From critic Scott MacDonald: "In the best of his compilation pieces, Workman reveals his mastery of editing. His strategy is not just to provide a succession of moments of nostalgia, but to create distinctive films, providing energy, humor, and insight." All producer's rental proceeds go to the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Foundations.

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Chuck Workman

A House on a Hill (2003) DVD NTSC, Color, 87 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The story of a retired architect who returns to the struggles and triumphs of his art. Starring Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, Shirley Knight and Henry Rollins. Called "the most sagacious cinematic dancing ever done about architecture" by the Washington Post. From the review by Matt Zoller Seitz: "the most artistically adventurous drama in theaters right now, thanks mainly to writer-director Workman's unusual attempts to slice up cinematic space like an architectural draftsman mentally rebuilding a structure that is already finished. Workman deploys a dizzying array of devices that somehow comment on the drama without disrupting it, from split-screen effects to irises to extreme horizontal and vertical mattes....It never fails to dazzle, often through inventive visuals that would be the centerpiece of other movies but are throwaways here. Few contemporary directors have such a keen sense of rhythm, or such an apparently instinctive ability to judge a shot both for dramatic context and inherent visual power. He's one of the most influential film editors of the past 50 years."

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Chuck Workman

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography

Among the many films about Andy Warhol and his world, this is the most enduring, still being screened on television and at museums and arts centers around the world. Called "a fascinating portrait" and "witty and enterprising" by the New York Times, "fascinating and always absorbing" by Roger Ebert.

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Chuck Workman

The Source (1999) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A documentary on the Beats and the major characters of that movement. Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Festival. From Janet Maslin's New York Times review: "a stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary about the Beat generation and its legacy, spans from the exultant 1940s photo of the young friends of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs to the Jeopardy show on which contestants could win money by asking Who were the Beats? "It's eternity all the time, so there's no point being nostalgic for eternity,' Ginsberg is heard saying. But that wisdom runs counter to the moving experience of watching this film unfold."

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Lili White

Western (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 11:09 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The American morality tale: Voiceover about disguising oneself as an soldier; appropriated images from Western TV and American movies (JACK SLADE, TOMBSTONE, GUNFIGHT at the OK CORRAL, HOUR of the GUN, The RIFELMAN) a motel room, and home movies of Western locals, including Glenwood Springs, CO (grave of Doc Holliday) and Tombstone AZ (shoot out at the OK corral)

Rental: $44.00
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Jack Waters

Short Memory No History: AIDS, Art, Activism (2000) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer, Bi, Trans

AIDS and queer activism conveyed by their erasure from mainstream points of reference. This video examines the development of a cultural trend; the emergence of a lesbian and gay culture that evolved out of political activity in the late '80s sparked by the advent of the AIDS epidemic in America. The video explores the premise that history serves to solidify only that which is most efficacious to the preservation of the standards that perpetuate the status of the power elite. The past is revealed through the recollections of four activists who worked in different areas of the movement: Art (Robert Pacheco Vazquez, Gran Fury); Media (Sandra Elgear, Testing The Limits); Activism (Sarah Schulman, Lesbian Avengers); and Agitprop (Esther Kaplan-Cheap Art). All intersect as components or derivations of ACT-UP New York, the landmark socio-political mechanism that set the tone for a global revision of public perception of medicine, politics, and culture, but whose central operatives, historical origins, and current state of affairs is largely forgotten . The present is represented by an overview and crowd interviews at the Millennium March 2000 for Lesbian and Gay Equality, a largely promotional event, begging the question: is marketing the new form of activism?

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Jack Waters

Flower Market, The (1994) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, queer_bi_trans

New York's floral district, like Amsterdam's is a scene that is most vibrant at the crack of dawn when flowers are shipped in to wholesalers. Very convenient timing if you've spent all night at the disco! If you want it fresh, you have to be there early. Not only are the better florists there to get the freshest flowers, but also the latest, freshest, and hottest dish. The scenario of this video is inspired by the central core of the design world: innuendo, rumors and gossip. Hearsay based on the cruising practices of one of New York's top gay floral designers. A vignette in a pastoral country setting--full of sunflowers and wild flowers--shows what the honey bee is really attracted to. Two lusty youths get it on atop a bed of exotic varieties.

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Stephanie Wuertz

Laceted! (2012) 16mm, DVD NTSC, b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

An intricate play of surface and depth, body and ornament, presence and absence, figure and ground, making and being, image and interval, perhaps loosening the hold of these binaries for a few filigreed minutes.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $65.00

Stephanie Wuertz

Bodily Heavens I & II (2011-2012) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

BODILY HEAVENS I, 5 min. Close proximity and deep space collide in the first in a series of stop-motion animations created under a microscope. BODILY HEAVENS II, 18 min. In Bodily Heavens, close proximity and deep space collide. Stop-motion techniques animate microscopic slides, transforming the inner functions of the body into a site where cells breathe, pulse, and disperse, evoking an underground abyss, a sublime spacescape, a deep-sea world. The shifting, crowding forms succumb to the sounds of Luigi Nono, which conjure a church choir lost in reverb.

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Phil Weisman

Three Films by Phil Weisman (2005-2012) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal/Diary/Journal

Klando- I began to think about Brakhage's opening paragraph for Metaphors on Vision and his notion of the untutored eye and although I could sympathize with sentiment, my experience with my own daughter Maddy seemed more concrete. Sometime after September 11, 2001, having been displaced and re-settled temporarily in a furnished apartment in Maplewood, New Jersey, Maddy began reading stories from picture books. At four, she knew how to read a few words but mostly made up stories from looking at pictures. This video is my portrait of her and more, which began in a small industrial city about twenty minutes from Prague, Kladno, early one summer in the year 2000. -Weisman The Fugitive Chef The deaths of the filmmaker Bob Fleischner, my childhood friend Jeff Tenzer and my father Marc Weisman in 1989 hastened an already made decision to leave the avant-garde art community and seek respite elsewhere. This resolution didn't alter my desire to work at filmmaking or even attempt, occasionally, to alter its known forms; it simply restated it within a different context. The Fugitive Chef is a fractured and layered personal documentary shot mostly in Brooklyn and at the MacDowell Art Colony. Contributors to this film incldue filmmaker Bob Fleishner, poet Julia Kasdorf, painter Sarah McCoubrey, actor Scotty Snyder and filmmaker/performance artist Stuart Sherman. -Weisman Our Trembling Way Unlike one trend today in experimental film, it does not go about its work distilling or deconstructing. Rather it sets its sights on encompassing several interacting stories and visual tropes at once, including a man's trip to a hospital and a woman's trip to the movies, and blends them in celebration of cinema from both a narrative and non-narrative point of view. Utilizing found and originally recorded footage from both film and video sources, this film offers it's audience an opportunity to consider, in a mildly ironic manner, what it is to be mortal on this planet, as well as what it is to be both an observer and the observed. It is a lyrical tone poem, a fictional short story and a dance film and video light and shadow re-interpreted as a digital moving picture. -Stephen Anker, Dean, California Institute of the Arts

DVD NTSC Rental: $$50 individual, $100 institutional

Stephanie Wuertz

Calgon (2014) Digital , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, found footage , political/social activism , structural

in collaboration with Sasha Janerus

An auto-erotic odyssey in three parts.

Sheri Wills

Abound Box (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless

The second in a series of moving image pieces that function as impossible containers, Abound Box is a deluge, an onslaught, an outpouring. Of thought, feeling, forgotten memory. Sound adapted from recordings from the University of California, Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00 individual sale, institutional sale 100.00

Lili White

#55 - CITADEL (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, environment and nature, Ethnic/Multicultural, family, history, landscape and architecture, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, science medicine, spiritual mystical

The I Ching AKA, the Chinese BOOK OF CHANGES, is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." It allows one to connect with such energy thru philosophy and inquiry. Its 64 hexagrams describe typical but different states of energy found in life. It uses elements of Nature to describe different types of forces, each with their own qualities (example: wind is "penetrating" yet "gentle"). My practice is intuitive action, taken after researching the I CHING hexagram. I use color to stand for the elements of thunder (for the top trigram - red shirt) which occurs over lightning/fire (for bottom trigram - white pants). #55 means CITADEL, or CANOPY (under heaven), also ABUNDANCE and (reaching) the ZENITH, which cannot be maintained. As no ZENITH can ever last, at the peak the movement we tip over into the next hexagram, in THE HOUSE OF WATER/ HOUSE of the ABYSSMAL: #36 DARKNESS. #55 is about expanded intelligence, portraying an energetic movement. In #55, an offering of rice grain supports the crossing over into victory."Crossing the bridge" is engaging the enemy. This hexagram was pulled by King Wu, who avenged his father King Wen. King Wen is said to have written the philosophy of the I CHING after being imprisoned by the Shang Dynasty leaders. He died in their prison. King Wu inquired of the I CHING what action he should take while entering the mourning period for his father. It advised against staying still. At the time of King Wu's inquiry, there was an eclipse and the pole stars were seen at noon. He entered the battlefield of war with his father's coffin accompanying him and his troops. They defeated the SHANG.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $60 (individual)

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

The Key Ceremony (2014) DVD, color, 43 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, history, music, political & social activism, spiritual/mystical

A feisty, artsy documentary about an Easy Village community garden and the fight for governance with a slew of downtown luminaries like Bob Holman.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $10

Carol Wilder

PUTTIN' ON THE DOG (2002) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Malcolm Sidney wasn't any ordinary dog. For one thing, he had a movie star as a mistress. When Sylvia Sidney died in 1999, she bequeathed her beloved pet to New York's ritzy National Arts Club, where Malcolm rose rapidly from orphan pug to celebrity pooch. PUTTN' ON THE DOG is Malcolm's touching story.

Rental: $35.00

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