Amy Halpern

Glance, A () 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Literally, a glance. A dedication; my emissary. --A. C. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Halpern

Roll #1, For Nancy (1971) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

N. Y. C. Unedited blow-up from 8mm; in three parts.

Rental: $20.00
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Amy Halpern

Three Preparations (1972) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

In three parts: Statice/frameline; Drops; The Cannonball Section. Unpopulated (except for the cheap ending on the Cannonball Section). (Previously shown as SLOW FLUSH.) --A. C. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Halpern

Filament (The Hands) (1974) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

In the politically charged atmosphere of the early 70s, Mikis Theodorakis conducted a concert of his music in Philadelphia. His music was banned in Greece, his own country, at that time by the US-funded junta. Visiting the US on a limited visa, he was restricted to musical appearances only -- no public speaking permitted. His hands, eloquent even when their gestures are deprived (by silent filming) of the music they are making, speak. Several in-camera phenomena resulted from the highly-charged nature of the shoot. Flashes of lightning appear, in directional continuity with Theodorakis' movements. These are the product of static electricity, which caused flashes of light inside the camera to make additional exposures on the film while it was being exposed through the lens. The apparent double exposures are the result of the speed of the gestures interacting with the camera shutter speed, and seem to multiply the hands' locations. A shift from Plus X to Double X and finally to Tri X film stock causes the image to become progressively grainier, and the hands more glowing and halated.

Rental: $20.00
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Amy Halpern

Peach Landscape (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Illusions of surface, abstract to pictorial. Initially the grain of the film emulsion, complete with scratches, variations in framing -- the meat of film -- are the most apparent elements of all. The object shown is revealed to be a bowl of canned peaches. But even with identification, the visual illusions return -- e. g., a concave surface becomes convex, the flat bottom of the bowl becomes an egg.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Halpern

Cigarette Burn (1978) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Sitting home, smoking cigarettes, during the occupation. A study. A foreign film, it gains in the translation. Very nasty and sophomoric. And beautiful. --A. C. H.

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Amy Halpern

Silent Preparation (1986) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Still life, moving camera. A north-facing window on West 101st Street in New York City.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Halpern

Falling Lessons (1992) color, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

"Amy Halpern's 64 minute Falling Lessons is a stunningly sensual, life-affirming experience from a major experimental film artist that is open to myriad meanings. The film is a rhythmic montage of almost 200 faces, human and animals, that Halpern pans vertically, creating a cascade of visages suggesting that while individuals express a range of emotions they remain ultimately enigmas. The glimpses of life going on around all these faces have an unsettling, even apocalyptic quality, and the film forces you to consider living beings and their value collectively rather than selectively. Halpern's rich, inspired mix of sounds, words and music complements her images perfectly." -Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Rental: $130
16mm Rental: $130

Amy Halpern

Invocation (1982) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30

Amy Halpern

Injury On A Theme (2012) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A short sweet film concerning torture. For Lynda Gudde.

Rental: $35

Amy Halpern

Pouring Grain (2000) color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30

Amy Halpern

By Halves (2012) color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35

Amy Halpern

Palm Down (2012) color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Two palindromes. One resurrection. No happy ending.

Rental: $35

Amy Halpern

Chesire Smile (2012) color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Adnan Ibrahim

"Stand up and use your ears like a man" - Charles Ives

Rental: $30

Amy Halpern

Access to the View (2000) color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Yogi John Franzoni

Rental: $30

Amy Halpern

Three Minute Hells (2012) color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Arwa Ibrahim

1 - Detention
2 - Hollywood Hills
3 - Reptile
4 - Bestiary
5 - Abstract and Concrete
6 - Doorway Occupation
7 - Sideways

Rental: $60

Amy Halpern

Elixir (2012) color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Asha Wilson & Joyce Campbell

Rental: $30

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