Ron Finne

Das Ballett (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

As part of a one-time-only, four-hour theatre event in 1968 for a packed, enthusiastic audience, five dancers (three women and two men) danced their hearts out for our pleasure and maybe their own. In this film the underwear-and-tutu-clad performers rehearse and recreate their triumph.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Finne

Demonstration Movie (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A companion film to DAS BALLETT. Noted lecturer, Eugene M. Wank, instructs us using a folding chair as a metaphor for life's choices. In this theatre event he shows the audience how to turn their chairs so that instead of facing front, facing the screen, they change to face each other across an aisle in which the innocent, funky ballet will be performed. But his instructions are from the 1950s and the audience discovers that the film chair folds opposite from theirs. He doesn't know this; he just tries to give young people good advice.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Finne

People Near Here (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Do something for the camera!" In the late twenties, 16mm home movie cameras became available and the well-off used them through the 1930s. Then the 8mm camera increased participation in the very events it recorded, drawing out the facts of who we are or play at being. In this film, Americans -- across stages of life, across decades, in backyards, at a graduation picnic, on a beach and in other ordinary places -- reveal silly, happy, intense and sad things about themselves, mostly with exuberance and dignity. The film is arranged without internal editing of the found sequences.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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