Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head (1979) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Spiritual / Mystical

Minor Revisions- "I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the US Army and after the birth of his second daughter)".

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts III Couples, Love Objects (1971) DVD NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Love Objects- "is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." - Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March 1978

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison (1977) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

VHS Prog. 1 (6 Films): Ophelia/Cat Lady (2 1/2 min, color, 1969), Phases of The Moon (5 min, color, silent, 1968), Oblivion (4 1/4 min, silent, 1969), Gloria In Grass, Persian Rug (color, silent, 1969) (1969) VHS NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films. Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem," because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. " -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway--obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978 Oblivion: "Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, Reaching for Oblivion, Millennium Film Journal, No. , Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976 This film may be viewed through red and green filter glasses to produce momentary stereoscopic and other biocular effects. (these glasses may be obtained at most large camera store or can be approximated by using a square or red cellophane, one held over the right and the other over the left eye. AN after-effect of altered color perception usually results, but this may be quickly reduced by reversing the color filters and looking into a light source. Persian Rug: A Persian Rug filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the "the Sufis" by I Indries Shaf.

Rental: $35.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

Tom Chomont

Flames (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Night Blossoms (1965) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Anthony (1966) 16mm, color, 10 min

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Mona Lysa (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Whimsical variations suggested by the minute cracks in a print of Leonardo's famous portrait.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Morpheus In Hell (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

I, prolugue, II, the angel morpheus/the major arcana, iii, jeu de la main. The title refers to quote attributed to Stan Brakhage regarding the avant garde artist: 'Orpheus has been too long in Hell.' Part II, alludes both to the sixth strophe of the Third Song of 'Les Chants du Maldoror' by le comte de Lautremont (Isador Ducasse) and to SIRUS REMEMEBERED by Brakhage. Occult imagery and romantic narrative are reformed by repetition and the element of chance.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Tom Chomont

Epilog/Siam (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Two Portraits

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Tom Chomont

Phases of The Moon (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem", because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. "-- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway -- obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Oblivion (1969) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

"Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, "Reaching for Oblivion" Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Ophelia/The Cat Lady (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Two films. With Elizabeth Reizner and Carla Liss. "The Cat Lady"--Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II (1972) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A Persian Rug (1969) filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the 'The Sufis' by Indries Shaf. PORTRET (1970): A portrait of Eric de Kuyper. T. C. ARIA (1970) For R. B. and G. M. Filmed in Diesntis, Switzerland. LIJN II (1972): "The content and the form seem to define each other... It's like seeing the illusion form as you watch." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, Summer 1981

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Tom Chomont

Life Style/Untitled/"." (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Made while living in Brugghe with Ioanna Salajan and Richard Lamm." T.C. "...the film shot off TV, reminds me a little of (Fernand) Leger and (Walter) Ruttmann." -Scott MacDonald, Afterimage 1981. Printed by hand using sunlight. Developed by the filmmaker.

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Love Objects (1971) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"...is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." Fred Camper

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Tom Chomont

Re: Incarnation (1973) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A Berlin diary." T.C. "... was a returning to material forms. It's just a diary, but once again it involves saving snapshots in the face of death and change. It's not clear who is saving the snapshots. Peter was taking them as much as I was. In fact, the film is progresively more Peter's; the last part of it was all filmed by him. Even shots I took were sometimes his idea. Berlin, a city that's divided, seemed like a metaphor for the way people divide each other and don't recognize parts of themselves all around them." T.C. interview, Afterimage, Summer 1981

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Tom Chomont

abda/Rebirth (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Hand-Processed

Abda (b&w): "With abda I was processing black and white film myself in buckets . . . I wanted to destroy my own image." -- T.C. (An interview in Afterimage, Summer 1981.) Rebirth (color): Prints made using sunlight and then reprinted with color filters. The reference is to baptism.

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Tom Chomont

Space Time Studies (1977) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"De eevwigheid duurt een oogwenk./ De ti jd duurt maar door." -- A. Roland Holet. "This film is in several short sections. Most are set in a single location or 'space'; the editing introduces a temporal element into that space. In the third section, for example, the setting is a European cafe; Chomont cuts between different shots that seem to be adjacent to each other in this single space, but various cues--such as the change in characters' positions--tell us that the shots were taken at different times. Chomont is exploring here a fundamental paradox of cinema: that time and space are interdepent, that one camera can film space in a way that make different parts of it seem simultaneously present, cut this simultaneity is an illusion -- the time of the filming and of the strip of film in projection is always moving forward." -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Tom Chomont

The Heavens/Earth (1978) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The Heavens"--Symmetrical chaos envelops a lone, topless man, whose symmetrical abstractions conjure up a psychadelic version of DaVinci's Vitruvian Man. "Earth"--Flashing lights illuminate black faces and dark eyes, oscillating between darkness and inverted lightness.

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Tom Chomont

Minor Revisions (1979) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the us army and the birth of his daughter)..."

Rental: $35.00
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Tom Chomont

Razor Head (1984) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic

One man shaves another in this highly charged erotic performance.

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Tom Chomont

DVD Program 1: Ophelia, Catlady, Jabbok, Mirror, Phases, Oblivion, The Heavens, Earth, Minor, Razorhead, Self, Sadistic Self Portrait, Slash Portrait, Hard Portrait () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Ophelia, Catlady, Jabbok, Mirror, Phases, Oblivion, The Heavens, Earth, Minor, Razorhead, Self, Sadistic Self Portrait, Slash Portrait, Hard Portrait. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 2: Aquarium, Self Portrait, Inner Sanctum, The Hidden Stair Case, A Faustian Knot, Twilight () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Aquarium, Self Portrait, Inner Sanctum, The Hidden Stair Case, A Faustian Knot, Twilight. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 3: Aquarium, The Cat Lady, Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Aquarium, The Cat Lady, Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 4: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 5: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2 () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Program 6: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit () DVD NTSC, color and black & white, min

Genre: Experimental

DVD collection of short films, including: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit. See individual film entries for descriptions.

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1985-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #1 includes: OPHELIA, THE CAT LADY, JABBOCK, THE MIRROR GARDEN, PHASES OF THE MOON, OBLIVION, THE HEAVENS, EARTH, MINOR REVISIONS, RAZOR HEAD, SELF PORTRAIT, SADISTIC SELF PORTRAIT, SLASH PORTRAIT, HARD PORTRAIT

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #2 includes: AQUARIUM, INNER SANCTUM, THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE, A FAUSTIAN KNOT, TWILIGHT, HEAD SHOT, THE CAT MUSIC, PENGUIN POOL, MOTHER'S DAY, BATHED IN LIGHT, GOING FOR A RIDE, MOTHER GARDEN, ROBERT'S MOTHER'S FLOWERS, TIME TAKEN, BRIEF VISIT.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I (1967-1971) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

NEW RESTORED PRINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.

Rental: $100.00
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Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II (1967-1969) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: JABBOK -- The story of Jacob wrestling the angel at the stream called Jabbok. PHASES OF THE MOON: THE PARAPSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE -- "I usually avoid the term 'film poem', because it was overused in the '40s and '50s. But somehow it fits, PHASES OF THE MOON; it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy." (Jonas Mekas). OBLIVION -- A luminous erotic portrait of a young neighbourhood hustler.

16mm Rental: $55.00

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