Cathy Cook

June Brides (1987) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Political / Social Activism

"JUNE BRIDES [...] hold out the hope of female transformation or appropriation of the dominant culture. Other makers seem much less optimistic about progressive possibilities, but it is significant that some women artists have turned their attention to looking frankly at men, trying to examine, rather than avoid or assume, knowledge of the masculine" --Chuck Kleinhans

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cathy Cook

Bust Up (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"BUST UP is a tickling thriller about an afternoon tea that's an introduction to an out-of-town visitor. During the tea, Holly spontaneously transforms into several female personas that entertain and startle the curious guest. Holly's multiple BUST UP personas are all obsessed with the beverage tea and the formalities of etiquette, pedigree and hospitality. Still photography and repetitive camera innercuttings create a montage of film styles that with a comedic edge project the tension of this close encounter of a sterepphonic mind." --Jerome Schultz

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cathy Cook

Match That Started My Fire, The (1991) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic

This unconventional comedy explores women's sexuality through candid stories of sexual discoveries, fantasies, and pleasures. Visually stunning, yet unnerving, the film is a visual montage of found-industrial films and original footage of swirling skirts, monumental machinery, ocean life, and befuddled reaction shots. The phone rings and the girl-talk begins: secrets emerge and confessions build as the audience is taken on an adventure of sensual humor. CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL 2015!!

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Cathy Cook

Beyond Voluntary Control (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

BEYOND VOLUNTARY CONTROL conveys the experience of psychological and physical confinement. Through a surreal montage of haunting images from diverse sources, a sense of the obsessions, phobias, and diseases that constrict personal freedom is tellingly communicated. Dancer David Figueroa contributes his original and evocative movements to the mix. A soundtrack with poems by Emily Dickinson and Sharon Olds escorts the visual, and an interview with the filmmaker's mother poignantly underscores the latter's struggle with Parkinson's disease.- Lock yourself in, then let yourself go.

Rental: $75.00 sale price 175.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $175.00

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