Jerome Hill

Death in The Forenoon or Who's Afriad of Earnest Hemingway (1933) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A party of other world creatures breaks up a bull-fight. --J. H. "I must tell you that Peter Kubelka (who is staying with us this month) (and who is, to my way of thinking, the greatest 'perfectionist' of the film medium and, thus, finds it very difficult to 'like' anything but his work, a few of mine, and one or two other films in the whole world) DID like your film and was much interested in this unique effect you've created ... what I call the 'back-space.' I think the children were actually tempted to look behind the screen - I mean that there is such a play between the shapes you've painted and those photographed that the former do very much seem in a different 'plane' and definitely as if emerging from behind." --Stan Brakhage in a letter to Jerome Hill

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Albert Schweitzer (1957) 16mm, color, 81 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The definitive cinema biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. -- Noel Productions Academy Award: Best Documentary Feature of 1957

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jerome Hill

Sand Castle, The (1961) 16mm, color & b/w, 65 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A story of an afternoon in a boy's life. It is a double film. What occurs in his waking consciousness is in black and white, and what he dreams is in color." --Noel Productions

Rental: $100.00

Jerome Hill

Open The Door And See All The People (1964) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 82 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film in appearance is a complete unbridled fantasy- a poem of the 'absurd' whose complete sense is by no means apparent at the first viewing. If one wants to go along with it one cannot help but be own over progressively by the delicate euphoria. We are in the blessed kingdom of the unexpected, of the unpredictable. (...) -- Telerama, Paris

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
35mm Rental: $100.00

Jerome Hill

Schweitzer and Bach (1965) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

Albert Schweitzer plays phrases and explains to a friend how he thinks Bach should be played -- Noel Productions.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerome Hill

Artist's Friend, The (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed in Cassis, France. It is about Man and Machines. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Canaries, The (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A lesson in love-making. Handpainted animation on film. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Merry Christmas (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Christmas comes to New York together with Joseph and Mary on a donkey. Animation. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Film Portrait (1970) 16mm, color, 80.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Jerome Hill's film FILM PORTRAIT is one of the key works in the comparatively new genre of the diary film, the autobiographical film. It's a genre of film where the author works basically with the footage that comes from close around his life. By means of this footage, he leads us into the period of the class from which he comes, or into his own ideas. In this particular case, among many other things, through the FILM PORTRAIT, Jerome Hill leads us into a social background that is not only very uniquely American but which also is about the least documented in cinema-at least not as genuinely as Jerome Hill does it in his film: the life, the feeling, and the style of the well-to-do American class at the beginning of the century. Specifically, the film deals with the family of James J. Hill, the family that built the railroads of America, and the development of Jerome Hill himself as a Young Man and an Artist. Since the period dealt with in this film coincides with the development of Cinema as a Young Art, and the development of the Avantgarde Film as a form of cinema, FILM PORTRAIT becomes also a film about the art of cinema and a film about the Avantgarde Film... It's about the liberation of an artist from the bonds of his family, his class, the fashionable art styles, and one thousand other bonds: a liberation through cinema..." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

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