Andrej Zdravic

Phenix (1975) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed at the Ljubljana Clinical Center, Yugoslavia. PHENIX is dedicated to my father Franjo, a plastic surgeon and holistic healer, because through him a new world of beauty and meaning opened up for me. "I have never seen any of Zdravic's work before, but what I saw last Wednesday left me so intrigued that I am anxiously looking forward to seeing more of his work. I saw part of his surgery room film, shot in Yugoslavia; it has an extraordinary visual and emotional power." -- Jonas Mekas, Anthology Film Archives "As its title suggests, PHENIX expresses a commitment to life, to a reborn physicality. Zdravic engages the viewer of PHENIX in a transcendent journey from the physical to the metaphysical, from the horrific to the sublime." -- Bruce Jenkins, Media Study, Buffalo

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Andrej Zdravic

Breath (1976) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"BREATH consists of nothing more than shots of a newspaper blowing in the wind of empty New York streets. But Zdravic doesn't treat this subject with the wispy lyricism of Brakhage or Marie Menken. The newspaper is just a newspaper - a 'found object' a la Duchamp. The soundtrack, as in all Zdravic 's films, was recorded on the spot -- its on/off click as each shot is taken making for musique concrete accompaniment." -- David Ehrenstein, Los Angeles Herald Examiner "What is most striking about Zdravic's work right now is a vivid sense of how the frame of the screen traps -- and thus compresses and heightens - the energy of movement." -- Amy Taubin, The Soho Weekly News

Rental: $20.00
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Andrej Zdravic

Currents (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science/Medicine

"Currents" investigates the procedures of spinal stimulation which aim to improve condition of patients suffering from serious nervous diseases. A small electrical current is constantly moving through the nerves, muscles, and tissues of our body. It can be seen and heard with an electromyograph. By hearing it, a patient can re-learn certain physical functions that have been lost. In other instances, hearing this current can help doctors to determine the nature of a nerve disease otherwise undefinable. The spinal stimulation consists of softly activating the surrounding area of the nerve in question as to incite it to draw energy from it's own potential. In spite of its scientific background, "Currents" is my personal account of this enlightening experience. - A.Z.

Rental: $20.00
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Andrej Zdravic

Anastomosis (1982) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

"A very important film" Jonas Menkas "...challenges us to see out own absolute physical nature and leaves us blessed, humble and grateful." Gordon Ball "In Zdravic's film we see imagination reconstitute Nature through Technology. The process is complicated; cruel, yet caring, beautiful and grotesque. The result-- a hand, let us say, whose missing thumb is now a toe-- is at one and the same time magnificent in its revobered grave and monstrous in its form. Looking at such an image, we must question all 'natural' sentiment and aethetic 'givens,' for Zdravic's film has shown us the deeper beauties of imperfection." Dick Blau

Rental: $125.00
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Andrej Zdravic

Restless (1987) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Iceland, where this film was shot in 1985, is in a state of continuing creation which manifests itself in hot springs, steam eruptions and geysers. It is a magical land of vast expanses, strange rock formations, countless rivers, cascades and glaciers. Its skies are laden with moisture and its Northern latitude accounts for seemingly endless (spring) days marked by eerie twilights. This windswept and desolate earth paradoxically vents great heat and energy from its inner core. RESTLESS evokes some of the power of this young Earth.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nick Zedd

"Tom Thumb in the Land of the Giants", "Ecstasy in Entropy", "Why Do You Exist" () VHS NTSC, , min

(Tom Thumb): "What hideous non-entity was waiting to emerge from a labrynth of subcutaneous, like a plague germ sent to infect entire kingdoms?" Shot entirely in Copenhagen using digital technology. This motion picture includes Steen from Sort Sol. (Ecstasy in Entropy): A work of in progress concerning a group of intellectual warrior lap dancers, struggling to overthrow the authoritarian structures of corporate state capitalism. (Why do you Exist): With Brenda Bergman, Kembra Pfahler, Solange Monnier, Little Annie, Mike Diana, and more.

VHS NTSC Rental: $Coming Soon

Nick Zedd

War is Menstrual Envy : Parts I, II, III (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

With Annie Sprinkle and Kembra Pfahler, Taylor Moore, Ari Roussimoff An apocalyptic non-narrative tragicomedy in 3 parts originally presented as a double-screen opus that electrified audiences in the early nineties until the workprint disappeared in the trunk of a cab. Screened across the country and around the world, this masterpiece of transgression confronts the conflict between authoritarian systems and a nascent hedonistic revolution in the future lead by an amphibious nude woman named Shiva Scythe (Kembra Pfahler.)

Rental: $250.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $250.00

Nick Zedd

Electra Elf Episode 4: Great Diminished Expectations () DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $250.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Nick Zedd

Police State (1987) 16mm, , 18 min min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body

An innocent man is harrased by the cops. Featuring Rockets Redglare.

Rental: $75
16mm Rental: $75

Nick Zedd

Whoregasm (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, queer_bi_trans

For side-by-side dual-projection, with 1/3 of both projected images overlapping in the middle. Sound on audio cassette. Cast: Nick Zedd, Susan Manson and the homeless people of New York.

Requiring two projectors, Whoregasm comes with instructions for simultaneous screenings. Seized by Montreal Customs in 1988. Initially banned by the Ontario Film Review Board and shown a year later at the Toronto Festival of Festivals where it made "Today's Best Bets" list in the Toronto Star, Whoregasm mixes images of hard-core, mechanical sex with subliminal messages and shots of ugly policemen. "Powerful and provocative, it neatly packages Zedd's vision of a cinema of transgression into a taboo-smashing explosion." -- Festival of Festivals, Toronto.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Nat Zeller

Dancin' Monkey () 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, music

A film about a dancing monkey. Featuring music by The American Wildcats, with the song "Mad Hootin' Dancin' Monkey," written by Harold Thomas. Also featuring Norby - The Almost Human Gorilla.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
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Peter Von Ziegesar

Oh No (1974) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"...contains a cacophony of visual imagery, taken from personal life and imagination, set to the Mother's of Invention Song which is cynical about love. An early film containing hints fo later imagery and concerns." P.Z.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Von Ziegesar

None Saved (1976) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"Based on the Indonesian shadow puppet plays which vombine popular songs, political satire and Hindu mythology, NONE SAVED humorously records the events surrounding Jimmy Carter's successful bid for presidency in 1976 in a crude, but powerful, black and white cartoon format" P.Z. "Striking political commentaries based on Indonesian shaow puppetry." Robert Trussell

Rental: $32.00
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Peter Von Ziegesar

Who Shall Remain Nameless (1978) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"a film redolent of Kansas City's gritty, fledgling independent film movement of the mid 70s. The film is an examination of various kinds of holy intervention. Actor's representing Eldridge Cleaver, Jean D'Arc and one Archie Olsen of Minnesota each take their place upon the screen and have their say. Patterns, percussion music and microscopic views of bacteria multiplying supply the glue for the various parts of the text. Occultism is a form o flow-level energy which laps our nation coast to coast. In this we resemble the Chinese peasants o fpre-revolution: we stand on tip toe, up to our nostrils in water; the slightests ripple will drown us." P.Z.

Rental: $32.00
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Peter Von Ziegesar

Concern For The City (1986) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Made at the same time as Koyaanisqatsi, Concern for the City is a very different film. I feel that the sense of place which emerges from the film, sometimes evoking the island as the early Dutch explorers must have envountered its material presence within an envelope of mist and light, is different from the generalization of citiness which Koyaanisqatsi evokes" Patrick Clancy

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Fabrice Ziolkowski

LAX (1980) , min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Architecture

"A true city film, L.A.X. combines majestic aerial shots of the hills and skylines with grittier footage shot on the streets of Hollywood to construct a truthful reflection of the many disparate elements that come together as the city of Los Angeles. Described by film scholar David James as a 'disabused, skeptical rendering of the city's grittier underside' which reveals 'the noir realities behind the sunshine.' Ziolkowski's work marked a high point in the burgeoning L.A. avant-garde film scene of the 1970's." - From the Harvard Film Archive's catalogs

Rental: $175.00

Vernon Zimmerman

America Au Gratin (1963) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy

"An improvisation with Wheatfield Ergot and Margaret Goll... If Robert Brenchley looked like General MacArthur introducing Elanor Roosevelt at a Salvation Army meeting, this film could have been made of that... An experiment in keeping words as wild as the imagery in Zimmerman's early work." - Z.V. "...A funny (filmed straight) satire about the invaluable doughnut hole, set forth in a Robert Benchley type lecture delivered by a talented actress, Margaret Goll." - Robert Salmaggi, Herald Tribune

Rental: $25.00
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Vernon Zimmerman

Lemon Hearts (1960) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Architecture

Starring Taylor Mead in eleven roles. Filmed in the now-demolished Victorian houses in San Francisco's Western Division Redevelopment area. "The film opens with Taylor Mead wandering aimlessly through a shabey alley where he sees displayed paintings of Edward Lupper's 'romantic decadence.' Suddenly the paintings form a collage of ruins that lead by means of a decaying staircase into the real thing - the Western Addition rubble. The remainder of the movie concerns Taylor Mead's abortive romances with some anachronistic Victorian spinsters of various illusionary ages and fantasies, all played by himself. Ultimately Mead suffers an acute disillusionment with these shadowy beings of yester-year and flees to the modern insanity of the Jack Tar Motel, clutching in his hand a suitcase filled with the artifacts of the forgotten life... It is not pathos Mead evokes, nor derision. It is rather a Chaplinesque sense of incongruity. All civilization takes on a ridiculous note in terms of Mead, and his answer seemingly is: I am, therefore you think." Lee Stothers, S.F. Territorial News

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Vernon Zimmerman

To L. A.... With Lust (1961) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy

Starring Ingrid Lothigius; with Taylor Mead, Eric Nord, Carole Parker, and Nudie. "...wild and dirty, but so easy to understand...that it may be considered a fair introduction to cinematic youth on-the-march. It has distinct traces of humor...and offers several moments of pleasure...the star, Ingrid Lothigius, is a blond who photographs well and deadpans her life and hard times like a pro." -Archer Winsten, The New York Post.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Vernon Zimmerman

College, The (1963) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"... a free-style documentary which explores the folkways of under-graduate life on and off the university campus. It dispenses with script, actors, and staged situations of any kind. Instead, the cameraman-director roams at large through the university community..."-Panorama-Chicago Daily News

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Vernon Zimmerman

Scarface and Aphrodite (1963) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: theatre

Based on a "Happening" by Claes Oldenburg, with a cast of twenty. Recipient of Special Commendation of the Jury, Third International Experimental Film Festival, 1963-1964. "...in Scarface and Aphrodite, Vernon Zimmerman's film adaptation of "Gayety," one sees many of the elements of children's homemade theatre. The participants are not trained actors. A school trash can with a pointed top is crudely painted to resemble a skyscraper. Ladders draped with cloth serve as scenery, and hand-lettered signs indicate different geographical locations... The style is deliberately homespun, even awkward and messy. Yet those very qualities make the performance playful and pleasurable" - Sally Banes, Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Harvey Marc Zucker

Sitting Bull Lives! (1974) 16mm, b&w, 15 min

Keywords: Multicultural, History, Political

"Making most effective use of animated stills, and dispassionate first-person narration, this film recounts and reveals the true story of the despoliation and nearly genocidal treatment of the only true Americans--the Indians. The film succeeds in capturing the viewer's attention and, at times, arousing anger at the rotten treatment given this people and the lies passed off as history to hide the shame of this nation." - Conrad Wolfson, The Jersey Journal

16mm Rental: $20.00

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