16mm, color, 11.5 min
Keywords: Environment & Nature
With Lenora Champagne. Kevin Duffy, Patricia Pretzinger, and Nelson Gonzalez. Hand-processed film contrasts city and country life and celebrates the life-spirit that creates art in the face of immense obstruction.
16mm Rental: $30.00
Elegy In The Streets
16mm, color, 30 min
Exploring the AIDS crisis from both a personal and a political perspective, the film intertwines two main motifs: memories of Roger Jacoby, a filmmaker who died of AIDS, and the development of a mass response to AIDS. The collective response begins with mourning at a candlelight vigil and the deep sadness of the AIDS Quilt and then progresses toward a much more determined reaction by ACT-UP: first, in the Gay Pride March in New York City, then in separate demonstrations that build in militancy -- with a corresponding increasingly heavy-handed response by the police -- culminating in a demonstration during a baseball game and the thumbs-up sign of a teenager sporting a Silence = Death button. "... roars with urgency from beginning to end." - Karl Soehnlein, Outweek "... a powerful work that chronicles the filmmaker's experience of a political moment filled with personal loss." -- Jason Simon, Afterimage "... exquisitely hand-processed ... miniature portraits of a friend ... infusing his memorial not with nostalgia, but activism." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice
16mm Rental: $125.00
Valentine For Nelson, A
16mm, color, 5 min
A long overdue love letter. A relationship is as hard to build as a cathedral -- it takes more than one lifetime. A film in which virtually every shot is intended as a metaphor. Tender, loving and unsentimental. "This five-minute charmer is a tribute to relationships, the ups and downs of being in love and living together." -- Jeff Lunger
16mm Rental: $20.00
16mm, color, 8 min
"In [Jim Hubbard's] latest work, scenes shot at two national gay marches on Washington, DC are juxtaposed to reveal some of the devastating changes in the gay movement from 1979 to 1987, as hope is replaced by frustration and mourning. "In Hubbard's roving footage we follow the shifts in spirit, age and racial composition of the demonstrators and witness the growing organization of the protest spectacle, as ragtag bunches of rebellious marchers give way to marching bands and the unfurling of the Names Project AIDS Quilt. ... Yet his touch is always gentle, and deeply, if elusively, personal, from the opening shots of Hubbard embracing the late filmmaker Roger Jacoby to the beautifully choreographed hands of deaf people signing. Always working within a small scale and tightly focused format, Hubbard has developed an astonishingly varied and emotionally complex body of work over the years, a series of personal film essays of intertwined loss and liberation." -- Liz Kotz, Afterimage
16mm Rental: $40.00
16mm, color, 8 min
Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless
An intimate portrait of songwriters, performance artists and lovers Dan Martin and Michael Biello, THE DANCE explores the interconnectedness of their domestic life, art work and selfless devotion to a community of artists they have helped to create and support. The film uses hand-processed footage to convey the emotional intensity of their lives. The handmade quality of the film imparts a sense of poignancy and brotherly loving in the era of AIDS. Based on "The Dance," a song about living on in the face of loss, with music by Dan Martin and lyrics by Michael Biello.
16mm Rental: $30.00
16mm, color, 17 min
Memento Mori MEMENTO MORI tells about death .... It surpasses the formal inventory of feature film cinema to develop its own narrative structure as a filmic poem. ... [He] chooses ... Cinemascope - not as a visual gag, but as a necessary means to communicate his visual motives. ... [W]hen Hubbard shows a skull, or his friend in front of a still life, or a woman cleaning a room, he does not ... juggle with metaphors and symbols, but shows ... what lies behind the symbolic connotations of the images on screen: What is it like when a body doesn't move anymore? How does it feel -- the ashes of the dead or the soil which covers a corpse? ... Most paradoxical however [in] MEMENTO MORI ... cinematic images do not erase life with stereotypes but let life live on, somewhere else, outside the screen. ... In this context, the final image of MEMENTO MORI is one of the most haunting and beautiful we experienced." -- Stefan Hayn Award: Winner, Jury Ursula Award, Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Short Film, 1995 Note: Anamorphic Lens available upon request.
16mm Rental: $60.00
Don't Do It!
Super 8, color, 3 min
Super8 Rental: $20.00
United In Anger: A History of ACT UP
DVD_NTSC, Blu-Ray, color, 93 min
Keywords: biography , history, political & social activitism , science & medicine
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP combines startling archival footage that puts you on the ground with the activists and remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective - how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each others lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half-dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced that U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis, while revealing the group's complex culture - meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.
DVD NTSC Rental: $275.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $ 300.00
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