Walter Gutman

Martha Washington () 16mm, color, 67 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Walter Gutman

Grape Dealer's Daughter, The (1968) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 72.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $150.00

Walter Gutman

Jewish Momma Cat (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Walter Gutman

Stroll, The (1969) 16mm, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Walter Gutman

Hannah Section: Muscles And Flowers (1982) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Walter Gutman

Circus Girls (1970) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Editing: Mike Kuchar; Musical Advisor: John Duffy. About his life-long love of Circus girls.

Rental: $57.00
16mm Rental: $57.00

Walter Gutman

Circus Girls/It Happened In Sarasota, Kay Rosaire And Her Lions (1979) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $150.00

Walter Gutman

Trisha Brown Co. at the Whitney Museum 1971--The Reheasal (1971) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Man Walking the Down Side of a Building (1981) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Fragment from THE STROLL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Dances from the Nature of Civilization (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Walter Gutman

Very Brief Romance of Barbara Frietchie and Stonewall Jackson, The (1973) 16mm, color, 55.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Walter Gutman

Benedict Arnold (1974) 16mm, color, 104.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A documentary -- from birth at Norwich, Conn. to death and burial in London. Shot on the scene of his victories and glorious delaying actions at Ticonderoga, Ridgefield, Compo Beach, Valcour Bay and Saratoga; his marriages, especially his long loving marriage to Peggy Shippen; the part she played because of her pre-marital friendship with the British Adjutant General John Andre in the negotiations for the surrender of West Point; the great party that Andre choreographed at Philadelphia before the British left, including a portrait he did of Peggy -- perhaps the greatest party ever given in America; the life of the Arnold family in England after the discovery of the plot -- their powerful friends, an authentic account of a duel.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Walter Gutman

Bolex (1974) color, 12 min

Bolex is about a simple experiment with a rented Bolex which resulted surprisingly in a somewhat magical apparition. What sort of magic? It is the magic that every man in some degree experiences during his life at the sight of a young woman. The film talks about Achilles and the daughter of the Priest of Apollo but since then I read an 1841 account of how George Washington was smitten when unexpectedly he saw a young woman sitting under a tree in the wilds of what is now western Pennsylvania reading a poem. He was young, too, and if the story is true he must have forgotten Martha, to whom he was then engaged. But the story of the magic is true -- through thousands of years it has been the same surprising story.

Rental: $23.00

Walter Gutman

March On Paris 1914 of General Von Kluck and His Memory of Jessie Holladay, The (1976) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 69.5 min

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $155.00

Walter Gutman

Kay Rosaire and Her Lions (1977) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $23.00

Walter Gutman

Erotic Signal, The (1978) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 54.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film opens with a small child romping alongside her mother, reminding us that we've all played with such powerful giantesses, and soon cuts to re-filmed footage of a 'zoftig' lady wrestler mopping up the ring with her hapless male opponent in super slow motion. Ingeniously, Gutman goes on flashing examples of his 'signal' while wheezing, coughing, and quoting Shakespeare (she 'governed him in strength if not in lust') on the soundtrack." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $155.00

Walter Gutman

Sappho (1979) 16mm, color, 44.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

[The film] is a simply told biography of Sappho, centered on her poetry but extending beyond her life to the legend which expanded for centuries, making her one of the most remembered names of Western Civilization. For those who are curious about Sappho, I think this will be a revealing film -- also for those who are curious about history and can sense that history is our womb -- certainly the history of the Greeks -- or really the Hellenes -- for their history was not exclusively or even mainly attached to the area we now call Greece -- the film should prove worthwhile.

Rental: $89.00
16mm Rental: $89.00

Walter Gutman

It Happened In Sarasota (1980) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed about six or seven years ago but edited and given a narration and music in 1979. As the voice-over explains, it is a film showing friends of mine practicing some acts at their home in Sarasota. The Chapmans -- Sarah and Danny were with the Ringling show when I met them -- Danny's daughter by his first wife, also a circus acrobat -- a glowering sub-teenager who developed in that startling way that women do, from a rat to a gorgeous, mysterious female. I guess that's what happened in Sarasota.

Rental: $38.00
16mm Rental: $38.00

Walter Gutman

Clothed in Muscle - A Dance of the Body (1981) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 37 min

This is the most complete evocation of my raison d'etre - at least my avowed raison d'etre as a filmmaker. I woke this morning with a bright idea of explaining this another way, which is that George Sand enjoyed carrying Chopin piggy-back and so did Dylan Thomas' girlfriend like to transport him piggy-back in private Welsh pastures. In other words Nature loves variety more than we do and that vaguely is what this film is about. The men in it are far from frail so it's not a complete illustration that a man can be frail but masculine while a woman can be feminine and alluring -- though maybe George Sand wasn't entirely the latter -- but at any rate a woman can be all that though powerful. The star of the film is Claudia Wilbourn who you may have seen on TV. She is one of the founding mothers and champions of Women's Body Building. She is a sculptor and writer and felt as I did that the effect of body building when filmed nude as I did makes it look in frequent sections like antique Greek sculpture. The effect of filming a body building performance repetitively is to create a dance of the body.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $155.00

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