John Knecht

Flashy Dancer (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Knecht's films are characterized by a high degree of mediation between photographed subject and final image. Knecht employs an original process of animating hand-colored frame enlargements... (this) animation process was first used in FLASHY DANCER. FLASHY DANCER is Knecht's first presentation of the illusion/anti-illusionism dialectic fundamental to much of avant-garde film." --Joyce Rheuben, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Knecht

Bilm-Fuilding Part Five (This is Not Video) (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"... a sequence of shifting and undulating non-objective imagery produced by Knecht's animated regeneration of the electronic undulations of the original images on the video screen." --Joyce Rheuben, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

John Knecht

Primary Concerns of Roy G. Biv, The (1978) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

A constructed framework used to illuminate a reflection on the color spectrum by means of a complex of 'narrative' cross-references. --J. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Knecht

Continuing the Adventures of Adrian Block (1980) 16mm, color, 33.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"At the heart of the film is the sense of an America that has somewhere along the line betrayed itself and its original good intentions, and a longing for a time and a place where this betrayal could be effaced. ... a series of set pieces, often involving Knecht himself... imaginative, very funny." --Adam Brooks, New York Rocker, Dec. 1982

Rental: $75.00

John Knecht

Aspects of a Certain History (1984) 16mm, color, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

"... a film about two different types of history which can never adequately explain themselves to each other and which always remain in contradiction. The first is the history of aggressive U. S. foreign policy which, the film suggests, will inevitably lead to the end of the world unless things change. The second is a more personal history of a younf American growing up with rural values, loving the culture and the landscape into which he has been born but used, abused and confused by the way those values seem to have led to the horror of Vietnam." --Mick Eaton, London, spring 1985

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

John Knecht

Possible Fog of Heaven, The (1993) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

THE POSSIBLE FOG OF HEAVEN is a consideration of the dimensionality of metaphysics and the metaphysics of dimensionality. Elvis speaks for the first time from the afterlife, describing in voice over and graphic text, his experience in Heaven. The Structure of the tape follows the King's last prescription. --J. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Knecht

301 Nails... No Air Loss!! (1995) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

301 Nails... is a continuation of a series of work which considers destiny. Set in a gambling casino near a boxing ring next to the big church behind the race track. The protagonist and "Spider" duck and weave their way through the day's events tempting fate with their own prophesies. They finally end up skipping town and head to the big game in Mermerosa only to come to a screeching halt.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

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