Robert Kramer

In The Country (1966) 16mm, black and white, 65 min

Genre: Narrative

The film deals with some of the contemporary forms of isolation and self-obsession. The story of this couple set apart in the country, turning increasingly upon themselves, derives its meaning from the former political engagement of the man. Both the former political attachments, and the city that they chose not to visit anymore, encroach upon them increasingly; they are caught precisely in the lapse between all their former associations, beliefs, attempts, and a new ground that they haven't been able to define. The film becomes almost a close case history of this trapping, repetitive state pain. --R. K.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Robert Kramer

Edge, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Until Vietnam and the ghettos and new Vietnams and our own circumscribed lives interpenetrate with the rare good release of human moments, nothing is really possible but our being dominated and effectively controlled." --Robert Kramer from an interview with Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Robert Kramer

Ice (1969) 16mm, black and white, 134 min

Genre: Narrative

"ICE to me is the most original and most significant American narrative film in two, maybe three years. I like this slow, measured flow, which is mysterious. unpredictable, full of dark corners. It is far from the usual melodrama. I like its movements, its people, its mood. The film probes in depth the most urgent contemporary realities. Robert Kramer is a filmmaker of the first magnitude." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $225.00
16mm Rental: $225.00

Robert Kramer

Milestones (1975) 16mm, color, 206 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"... is a vast mosaic of a movie, is very much about the survivors of America's radical left today, but it's a good deal more than a lamentation or a recollection of old causes. It's both sympathetic and optimistic. MILESTONES is interesting as a report on a political movement, made by two men who are intimately connected to that movement, but it's important for far more provocative reasons. MILESTONES is virtually a meditation on today's spoken American language, which sounds as is it were becoming less and less adequate. Robert Kramer is one of our most original and gifted filmmakers. MILESTONES... is as carefully arranged as a piece of music. It moves forwards and backwards, and sometimes sideways, using images, emotions and, most frequently, words as themes... it bursts with unexpected life." --Vincent Canby, New York Times

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

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