16mm, black and white, 9.25 min
Another granddaddy of the American Personal Film movement. Set to the music of Hindemith, filmed entirely in a Gothic cathedral and edited to precision counter-point. An almost somber beginning that rises to brilliant exaltation. As with PASTORALE, extremely innovative for its day and even now. Entire film was an "optical print" to retain light nuances. Has never been placed in competition.
16mm Rental: $20.00
29: 'Merci, Merci'
16mm, black and white, 30 min
A rude and abrupt departure from Hindle's two early visual poems. Between those early works and MERCI, Hindle was sought to film the Winter Olympics, 150 short works for Westinghouse/CBS, and the South Sea voyages of Sterling Hayden's schooner, "Wanderer." The inability to get on with his own work produced MERCI. A poignant comment concerning the film artist's dilemma. Aftermaths of Western Civilization. Including never-seen-elsewhere Nazi footage inserts.
16mm Rental: $60.00
16mm, color, 23 min
"The year's best short film, Hindle's CHINESE FIREDRILL is dazzling and sympathetic. By itself, the film demonstrates the importance of independent filmmaking and makes this a movie year to remember." - National Review "Will Hindle's work is an experience, whatever else you want to call it, revealing a nearly perfect camera eye." -- New Haven Register "CHINESE FIREDRILL is an intellectually demanding film, but is essentially an overwhelming, disturbing unique emotional experience. I can't tell you how beautiful it is." -- R. Corliss, Film Quarterly Hindle's prize-laden work of cataclysmic visual and mental schisms stands as one-of-a-kind. Human universals crammed into a moment (infinity?) in one small enclosure (the universe?). The identifying viewer will judge.
16mm Rental: $40.00
16mm, color, 8.25 min
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Keywords: Political / Social Activism
Winner of the main prize of the Oberhausen (Germany) International Film Festival, BILLABONG has gone on to even greater acclaim than its much-awarded predecessor. Now in collections and archives on three continents, BILLABONG ... mates verité camera and violently creative and master editing ... revealing the mood of youths contained by the government. On location in Oregon. Empathetic in the extreme. "Hindle's works are especially notable for their ability to generate overwhelming emotional impact almost exclusively from cinematic technique, not thematic content. Hindle has an uncanny talent for transforming spontaneous unstylized reality into unearthly poetic visions; as in BILLABONG, a wordless impressionistic 'documentary' about a boys' camp, and WATERSMITH, a spectacular visual fantasy created from footage of an Olympic swimming team at practice. FIREDRILL contains possibly one of the great scenes in the history of film." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema Premiere: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar
16mm Rental: $30.00
Saint Flournoy Lobos-Logos And The Eastern Europe Fetus Taxing Japan Brides In West Coast Places ...
16mm, color, 12 min
Presaging details and intent of the Charles Manson's cult and actions was not meant to be one of this film's greater attributes. It was, however, filmed uncannily months before the facts were known. The resemblance is oblique. The film: the mysticism of a "calling," a journey to be made, a vision in mid-desert to behold and oneness with it all. Filmed in Death Valley.
16mm Rental: $25.00
Later That Same Night
16mm, color, 10 min
Hindle's first all-southern-made work, filmed shortly after moving his studio from San Francisco to the lower Appalachians. Jackie Dicie sings the song in disruptive out-of-synchronization. It is Hindle's first-water attempt to express the southern country mode of existence ... the alone woman and the lonesome land.
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