Emily Breer

Chicken (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Self-explanatory film. Animation and live action. Homemade and found fragments tortured on an optical printer. The dog barks are fake. The chicken came first.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Stork (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

... humorously insolent, reasonably funky found footage assemblages. Breer works in a similar, somewhat happier vein, her stork makes skillful use of crude animation and tacky opticals. -- J Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Fluke (1985) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A barrage of incidents are images connected, in sense, by nonsense. Fish leap on the heads of men riding camels in the desert./Ants crawling over planes flying upside down and in the water. A bear that can't get out of the frame by force of an optical printer. Animation, live, and found and filmed footage with similar soundtrack.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Spiral (1987) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The earlier films CHICKEN, STORK & FLUKE play with wonderful, wacky abandon and a hearty sense of humor that permeate much of Breer's film, painting, and sculpture. Highly kinetic, and full of absurd juxtapositions, these works delight, but in their way keep more distance from emotion and personal revelation. SPIRAL continues this powerful but easy sense of collage, the layering of ambient sounds. image, and certainly the disdain for techno- fetishism, but SPIRAL hits one with a far more introspective and personal projection. Although Breer relies on these same processes, her system or rather instinct, for putting images together and creating sequences combines with images that engage on a more visceral level, resulting in a film that is, in fact, a spiraling in, a microscopic view, a peering inside. -- Robin Dickie, Collective for Living Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Emily Breer

Brute Charm (1989) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

BRUTE CHARM consists primarily of images of animals I shot in Africa, combined with animation on an optical printer. A steady stream of conscious and unconscious visual choices loosely constructs a journey through the animal kingdom and my thoughts which developed around it. BRUTE CHARM is an exploration into our unsocialized selves. Lion Sex Flamingo Death and a yellow rubber glove in the Kenyan wild. There's mud in your Ear easier than an Elephant thru the eye of the beholder. "BRUTE CHARM, New Yorker Emily Breer's twenty-five minute African film ... left me muttering, "... she's a genius ... she's a genius ..."; and I am still at a loss of words to describe the inventive complexity of her work, overwhelmed as I am in recognition of a clear new genuineness of creativity engaging Film." -- Stan Brakhage, Rolling Stock Magazine

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Emily Breer

Moona Luna (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

MOONA LUNA is about my first trip to the moon. On the set I allowed for Dr. Goodfriends to become Mr. Bad actors. Virgins always tell all so I always took the first take. The story includes three French boatworkermen, a theoretical physics teacher, no whales, and a host of "others." "MOONA LUNA has the same exuberant visual energy of BRUTE CHARM. In a set where PeeWee Herman would feel at home, Breer and her friends act out a topsy-turvy version of reality where Breer flies Almighty-Isis-like to the moon. "In the organic, unpruned world of MOONA LUNA, we're always on take one ... a modus operandi that discards theoretical structures and films from the gut instead. The actors came over to Breer's studio and improvised their roles -- a long-haired physicist scribbling equations for moving bodies through space, a pantomime swimmer against a painted ocean backdrop, a group of libidinous French boatworkers rehearsing how to say 'You have a beautiful ass' in French." -- Heather Mackey, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Superhero (1995) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Live-action, hand-drawn and computer graphic animation drive this high-speed fractured narrative about a Dionysian-like superhero who sometimes has to punch out Batman for being to goody-goody. SUPERHERO is an updated personalized humorous response to our traditional cartoon hero story.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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