Richard Levine

Beasts of Nazareth (1975) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Richard Levine

Girl Playing With A Balloon (1976) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

... is made from a footage of a girl bouncing a balloon on a bright Sunday afternoon in New York's Central Park. My original interest was to better understand the relationship between myself as spectator and voyeur, and the girl. I was throughly intrigued by her presence and activities; she was ambivalent towards mine. The original 3-1/2 seconds of material have been re-examined and reworked to reveal new narrative and visual events. The evident flicker here is a function of each frame being a distinct configuration derived from one of several of the initial 63 images. --R. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Richard Levine

Selective Attentions #3 (1976) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Levine

In the Eye of the Child (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"I feel a particular excitement while viewing this film. It seems to be a way into the workings of the memory banks of the mind as well as an opening of a person's heart. The film suggests itself as an aesthetic of memory." --Ken Ross, "In the Eye of the Child," Downtown Review, Winter, 1980

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Richard Levine

Falling Awake (1981) 16mm, color, 21.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

"...(T)here is however a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language. I use the word 'fancies' at random, and merely because I must use some word; but the idea commonly attached to the term is not even remotely applicable to the shadows of shadows in question. They seem to me rather psychical than intellectual. They arise in the soul (alas, how rarely!) only at its epoch of most intense tranquility, when the bodily and mental health are in perfection, and at those mere points of time where the confines of the waking world blend with those of the world of dreams." --Edgar Allen Poe, from "Marginalia"

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Levine

War Stories (1983) 16mm, color, 45.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Levine's images resemble the Warhol's or Rauschenberg silkscreens of 20 years ago (but even less slick) or maybe a color TV with a bad concussion. Every motion is looped at least a dozen of times and submerged in a swirl of multiple superimpositions, with every layer tinted a separate color. Representation is pushed to its breaking point and yet, nothing really obscures the iconography of stretchers and body bags, death and degradation that you read less with your eyes than your gut..." --J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 1/24/84

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

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