Charles I. Levine

Peaches & Cream (1964) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The collage paintings of Stanley Fisher: sin, sex, and gore blaring across the screen." -- P. M. "PEACHES AND CREAM, which closes in on the paintings and gets rid of the spectators' distance, is a spectacular success. The camera supplies visual movement to these spatially static canvases. Something is happening -- never mind if it's art. For five minutes or so one can tap one's foot to the music and look." -- Arts Magazine

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Shooting Guns (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

In documentary style, an excerpt from an unfinished movie. This film shows Jonas Mekas directing a sequence from his feature, Guns of the Trees.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Si See Sunni (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of Sunni, a modern mystic with a BA from Vassar and an MA from Harvard. Her past told with the Tarot cards. She is also publisher/editor of Filmmakers' Newsletter.

Rental: $22.00
16mm Rental: $22.00

Charles I. Levine

Siva (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

A realization of the Hindu God, a cinematic tone poem. Prize-winning film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Sound of Chartreuse, The (1967) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Spiritual / Mystical

Surrealist dream incorporating a sequence from a 1929 Paramount musical.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Charles I. Levine

Apropo of San Francisco (1968) 16mm, , 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

(After or for Jean Vigo) with Ben Van Meter. A study in visual rhythms and structure, using the same basic element repeated with variations.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Charles I. Levine

Bessie Smith (1968) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A cinematic tribute to the late blues singer Bessie Smith, with Bessie Smith as she appeared in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues and songs sung by her as well as a commentary read by Joseph Marzano. "It's the best film I've seen this year .... A masterpiece." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Charles I. Levine

Horseopera ( A Western) (1970) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Structural

I have used individual shots as loops to achieve a visually harmonic form, in which a variation of particular actions is made to produce a rhythmic structure .... The whole panorama of the winning of the West is at hand from horse and wagon to great railroad locomotives that charge across the plains and mountains relentlessly, always watched by the Indians. Stereotyped characters and actions are transformed and become larger than life, building blocks for a plastic mosaic. Epic conflict is in motion between good and evil ... the bad guys kill, rape and plunder both the land and the people, nothing is beneath them and they will not let anyone stand in their way. Their greed is unquenchable. "HORSEOPERA is an original and interesting film ...." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Cerebrally engrossing - near perfect." -- Aaron Hauptman, Queens College News

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Charles I. Levine

Steps (1976) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

STEPS incorporates the loop used in Le Ballet Mecanique by Fernand Leger with a new loop, to make visual rhythms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles I. Levine

Levine's Mother (1980) black and white, 59.5 min

Keywords: Structural

"LEVINE'S MOTHER is in two parts, part one is called Meditation by Black and White. Part two is titled A Cinematic Mantra. Part one consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow. Part two uses an image in time which is analogous to a sound which exists in time. "I was influenced by the book, On the Psychology of Meditation, by Claudio Naranjo and Robert Ornstein.

Rental: $200.00

Charles I. Levine

Meditations By Black & White (Levine's Mother, Part One) (1980) black and white, 31.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow motion.

Rental: $60.00

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