Dick Higgins

End, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A satire on business. We see a distinguished business man speaking gibberish, telephone ploes being ripped down to make room for beautiful farmlands, prices tumbling. I hoped the end would justify the means. --D. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dick Higgins

Hank and Mary Without Apologies (1970) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film belongs to Higgins' 'hard series', meaning that the formal structure is relatively inflexible. The colors shift from the normal to their complements, producing extraordinary after-images, and this is done to a pulse by means of over 3000 splices to the films. The sound is from a tape recording of the Ray Gun Specs at the Judson Church in 1960, and in which Higgins was one of the featured Happenings artists. --D. H.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Dick Higgins

Flaming City, The (1963) 16mm, color, 121 min

Genre: Experimental

An anti-semantic love story about a marvelous part of New York City and the people who lived there as the city is destroyed so are they, except that both are indestructible. Reel 3 uses extraordinary technical effects. --D. H.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Dick Higgins

Invocations of Canyons and Boulders for Stan Brakhage (1963) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

"Higgins' movie is a five-foot loop showing a closeup of a man (Higgins himself) chewing some imaginary object... started at 8 p. m. and at 1 a. m., when I left, it was still running... INVOCATION is Higgins' Satie movie... the purest attempt to clear art from any or all historical, esthetic, thematic, ornamental claptrap to regain the lost-eye consciousness." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dick Higgins

Scenario (1968) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

The scenario for what might have been quite a beautiful films is projected as a text. In between the blocks of text, two small girls romp, as if from another movie altogether. --D. H.

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Dick Higgins

Mysteries (1969) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A double murder is committed--presumably. A sleepwalker is unaware where she is going or what the consequences of her actions are--presumably. The law investigates--presumably. Nothing is solved, or is it? Is there a suicide at the end? More mysterious than narrative. --D. H.

Rental: $20.00

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