Cynthia Madansky

We At Her (1995) Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

A story about a woman descending into mental illness.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Cynthia Madansky

Internal Combusion (1995) DVD, Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Internal Combustion breaks the many silences surrounding lesbians and AIDS. Interweaving the voices of two friends, Internal Combustion reflects on the often unspoken tensions within this epidemic of survival and power and mourning and loss. Co- directed by Alisa Lebow

16mm Rental: $250.00
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16mm Sale: $1000
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Cynthia Madansky

TREYF (1998) 16mm, DVD, color, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

TREYF -"unkosher" in Yiddish - is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover "seder". With personal narration, real and imagined educational films, and haunting imagery, filmmakers Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky examine the Jewish identity of their upbringings and its impact on their lives. Incisive cultural critics, astute, poignant, and poetic -never cynical- they weave their way from New York to Jerusalem in pursuit of a progressive, secular Jewish identity that draws from their childhood reminiscences as much as from their contemporary queer lives. Co-directed by Alisa Lebow.

16mm Rental: $250.00
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16mm Sale: $1000
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Cynthia Madansky

PAST PERFECT (2002) 16mm, DVD, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

"PAST PERFECT is a meditation on Jewish history, notably the Shoah-spirited and darkly amusing... In PAST PERFECT Madansky manages - frequently, brilliantly - to evoke a similar pang as greets the historian, documentarian, genealogist, or traveler when confronting the catastrophic absence that is the Holocaust. When all is effaced, the only logical response is speculation." excerpt from text by David Rakoff

16mm Rental: $250.00
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16mm Sale: $1000
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Cynthia Madansky

DEVOTION (2003) 16mm, DVD, color, 34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

A sparing and minimal travelogue of Istanbul. A foreigner meditates on the unraveling of a relationship while moving from hotel room to hotel room. In a city simultaneously devoted to Islam and secular nationalism, she finds refuge in the frailty and severity of the rituals of devotion.

16mm Rental: $250.00
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16mm Sale: $1000.00
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Cynthia Madansky

STILL LIFE (2004) 35mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation. This portrait provides brutal witness to how government sanctioned destruction metes upon structures of home and State. Unlike the mediated images of current warfare, Still Life examines the effects of the destruction of Occupation through the details of cinematic landscapes and its inherent inhabitants. In its relentless questioning reaffirmed with a unique and unremitting soundtrack by composer Zeena Parkins, Still Life forces us to focus on details of devastation.

35mm Rental: $250.00
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35mm Sale: $1000
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Cynthia Madansky

THE PSA PROJECT 1-15 (2004) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The PSA Project is a series of 15 videos that speak out against the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the act of war.

Rental: $250.0

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Cynthia Madansky

WINTER (2007) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

A silent film portraying winter across three continents.

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Cynthia Madansky

ELLE (2007) 16mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Elle is an experimental dance film shot in a semi industrial landscape in Brooklyn reflecting on every day movements of falling and getting up.

Rental: $45.00

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Cynthia Madansky

ALEX & JOSE (2007) 16mm, DVD, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Alex and Jose, is a 16mm single channel projection that explores gender, movement and form.

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Cynthia Madansky

MINOT NORTH DAKOTA (2008) DVD, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The town Minot is home to a U.S. Air Force base that guards 150 nuclear missiles buried in northern North Dakota. The weapons of mass destruction placed there 50 years ago are still targeted at Russia. Minot, North Dakota portrays an American landscape where people live with nuclear bombs in their backyard. Co- directed by Angelika Brudniak

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Cynthia Madansky

BUBBLE (2009) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, music

Bubble is a short film performed by Zeena Parkins and the Plastic Girls, Eleanor Hullihan and Erin Cornell in a public park in Brooklyn, NY.

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Cynthia Madansky

1+8 (2012) DVD, color, 121 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a film about Turkey's unique position between West and East and her relationship to her eight very distinct and diverse neighbors. 1+8 is filmed close up on border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria exploring what connects and separates the people on both sides. The film showcases through intimate portraits, personal accounts and cinematographic tropes, Turkey's eight borderlands revealing the political and cultural dynamics of life on those frontiers. The contemplation of all eight neighboring countries reveals the complexity and importance of Turkey's geo- political position between West and East, Europe and Asia, the European Union and the Middle East. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $400.00

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Cynthia Madansky

1+8 Installation (2013) DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Documentary, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a dynamic eight-screen video installation about Turkey and her eight neighbors based on the feature film of the same name directed by Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak. Each screen features life on both sides of the border, from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Nakchivan [Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan] to Syria. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

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Cynthia Madansky

WHITE SANDS (2014) 16mm, DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

White Sands is a 3 screen projection 16mm film installation which reflects on the visible and invisible manifestations of the nuclear fuel chain on the land, air, water and people of New Mexico.

Rental: $600.00

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Cynthia Madansky

Tarlabaşı (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Tarlabaşı integrates performances of everyday movements and gestures as a direct response to the devastation caused by the centralized state sponsored urban renewal project in downtown Istanbul.

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Cynthia Madansky

Dear (2014) DVD, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

Dear features the interior world of two teenage Chinese girls in New York City, whose diary entries reveal their concerns related to growing up as immigrants amidst the ever-gentrifying landscape of Chinatown.

Rental: $80.00

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Cynthia Madansky

IF NOT, (2014) DVD, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

IF NOT, is a meditation on love, inspired by If Not, Winter by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.

Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

ANNA PINA TERESA (2015) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Anna, Pina, Teresa reinterprets the pivotal scene in Rossellini's "Roma Citta Aperta" where Anna Magnani, who plays the character Pina, (based on the story of Teresa Gullace,) is murdered on the streets of Rome by the Fascist police. This scene is characterized by three movements performed by Magnani - resistance, running and falling. Made in collaboration with the dancer Marta Ciappina, and filmed in the Sala Scherma at Foro Italico in Rome (Mussolini's fencing studio designed by Moretti) Anna, Pina, Teresa examines the contemporary and historical dynamics between an urban Fascist space and movements of resistance.

Rental: $80.00

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Cynthia Madansky

E42 (2015) DVD, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

E42 is a cinematic exploration of the area in Rome knows as the EUR, a modernist landscape that was originally designated by Mussolini as the the site of the World Fair of 1942 and as a celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Fascism. Originally designed as a monumental space for public performance and collective acts of solidarity to the Fascist regime, this landscape was in fact never inaugurated. After the war, the 420 acre area was recuperated and today projects a timeless aura of an unfinished and temporary, empty and silent, monumental and imposing as well as an ephemeral landscape.

Rental: $120.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $800.00

Cynthia Madansky

VIVA ÁGUA (2015) DVD, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed , literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

VIVA ÁGUA is a meditation on the philosophical work entitled ÁGUA VIVA written by Clarice Lispector in 1973. The film reflects on Lispector's interior experimental monologue on the "instant- now" of time, the discomforts of language which are "beyond thought" and the harmonious dissonant reminders and remainders of that "sometime what is seen is ineffable."

Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $600.00

Cynthia Madansky

HARAM (2016) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Haram is a film about the growing Third Temple Movement who would like to build the Third Temple on the site of the Haram Al Sharif.

Rental: $250.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $1000.00

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