16mm, black and white, 12 min
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.
16mm Rental: $20.00
Hank and Mary Without Apologies
16mm, color, 17.5 min
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.
16mm Rental: $50.00
Flaming City, The
16mm, color, 121 min
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.
16mm Rental: $250.00
Invocations of Canyons and Boulders for Stan Brakhage
16mm, color, 1 min
"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
16mm Rental: $40.00
16mm, color, 11 min
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.
16mm Rental: $44.00
16mm, black and white, 8 min
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.
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