Jacob Burckhardt

Crystal Snow (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

One soft morning in West Philadelphia, the run down streets are covered with snow ... Music performed live by Norman Fauntleroy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Martens Bar (1976) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Night on the streets of New York. "Dawn enters the sunk city". A sonnet by Edwin Denby, who reads it and appears briefly in the distance. "old sixth ... the lunge of headlights ... the alive, the dead, answer, ask ..."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

They Lie But They Don't Mean It (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

A lovely house in the suburbs, an art collection, a bathtub surrounded by knickknacks, a vacant loft that floats away into space ...

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Unforgotten Tomb, The (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, "The Cask of Amontillado," with Jose Rafael Arango and Richard Brintzenhofe. The carnival is a party on the Lower East Side of New York, the crypts are the cavernous basements of Brooklyn.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Wrong Way (1979) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A film about a future dinosaur, a species that might be headed for extinction, even though it seems to be thriving now. Not the human race, which in spite of everything may continue to suffer for many years, but the automobile. The filmmaker was fortunate enough to reside at the meeting of two great expressways and a tunnel, and from his roof and kitchen window was able to observe closely these machines in their natural habitat (55 miles per hour). It is also a film about visual effects, the camera lens and the human eye, and the difference between the things that they both see.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jacob Burckhardt

This Object (1982) 16mm, color, 42.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

John Nesci as an investigator of dubious motives; and Jose Raphael Arango as the itinerant hypnotist Tschipoloa, once the toast of Turin and Moscow, whose commands drive his audience to the brink of irresponsible madness, and they love it. A small summer resort in the dead of winter, a foreign hypnotist whose pervese will nobody can resist, and a fiery crime with an unknown victim. These are the elements of THIS OBJECT. Filmed on location on New Jersey's South Shore, the Utopia Theater in Queens, the Bouwerie Lane Theater in New York's Lower East Side, and the vacant lots of Brooklyn, with jagged color and stylized and explicit dialogue, THIS OBJECT is a realistic mystery which deepens as it progresses, and, like many real life mysteries, remains one to the end.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Landlord Blues (1986) 16mm, color, 90 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Sometimes in a modern city it's easier to beat a murder rap than it is to get a new lease. George (Mark Boone Junior) is trying to hold on to his modest bike shop despite the efforts of his slum landlord, Albert Streck (Richard Litt), to terminate his lease on a technicality and evict him. When Streck turns nasty, hiring first a lawyer and then even an arsonist, George turns to his friends, a street-wise crew of Lower East Side loyalists, for help in beating Streck at his own game.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Miss Moossey Smells a Rat (1994) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Miss Moossey comes home with a new friend, smells a rat... and the super throws it out! starring Miss Joan Marie Moossey

16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Monkey and The Engineer, The (1996) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Once upon a time an engineer had a monkey who watched everything he did, wherever he went in his locomotive. One day the engineer went to get something to eat and left the monkey by himself. The monkey got tired of waiting so he pulled the throttle and down the road he went... From a song by Jesse Fuller, with Bill Rice and Hugh Burckhardt, sets by Tom Burckhardt, and music by Marc Ribot.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Viper, The (1997) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Two of the oldest gags in the book. Told by two of the newest actors on the block. What's a viper any way? Is it dangerous? Who's calling? They liked it in Germany and France!

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Morir En New York (1975) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

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