Saul Levine

Chicago Reds & Blues () 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Concerned with the relation of a word to what we hear or see in our mind when we see it. How this relates to film and color" S.L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Crescent () super8mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography

A conversation with Pelle Lowe.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Driven (2003) 16mm, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This series was inspired by Nancy Golden who, whenever I ride with her, wants me to shoot video for her. She is more interested as video maker in what's happening outside the car while I am more interested in the inside of the car, the driver, and then the world going by. So I decided to do a series of portraits of drivers at night each of which would be the length of the longest mini DV tape available (about 83 minutes). So I shoot continuously while the driver talks. This is my version of 21st century cinema noir.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Joe Gibbons (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Joe takes us on a tour of his past in Boston reflecting on the places he as worked and the bars and bookstores he frequented.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Tracy MacCullion (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

Tracy and I talk about her quitting her job to move from Boston, experiences working, sexual and gender politics at her work life, how her fathers death effected her film making, and her experiences as a graduate student at Bard.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Four Films (1984) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a 16mm blow up of four films "Note to Poli," "Portrayal/Sheryl Kaye," "Portrayal/Near Site," "Shmateh III." These four films are from three different series and weren't made to go together. This reel came together by printing necessity, but I like it as a sampler or as a different context in which to see these works. -- S.L. See individual films for descriptions. N.B. Project at 18fps

Rental: $38.00
16mm Rental: $38.00

Saul Levine

G OG OGO GOG OGO OG G () reg8mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot in Boston Twilights an night walks ending in a portrait of Rosalind Glen sleeping.

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Groove To Groove (1980) 16mm, color, 11.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Comedy, Films about Film, Media

"continues this kind of portraiture, concentrating on Mai Cramer and Levine, and develops the 'bi-lingual' paradigm of film and music. The phantasmagoria of splices beomes the lexicon for Levine's improvisational study of making film, music and jokes." Marjorie Keller

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

In Line (1980) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, political

"Unemployment portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Is As Is (1991) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of a mother with her arms full in the backyard bathing her twin babies. As if the early spring light sings and dances. Later the father cooks a fish. Marjorie Keller is the mother.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Ivan's Scarf () reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Mandala scar(o)f film portrait of Ivan Cohn." S.L.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Later Later Dutch Master Later (1993) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Conceived, performed and edited by Saul Levine. Camera by Pelle Lowe. The title says it. "A film in the old style." -- Bill Brand

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Lost Note () reg8mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Nearsight (1978) Reg8mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

"Afternoon idyll with Nancy Frumkin."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Note One () reg8mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A study in grey and white of my parents. An evening film. - S.L. Project at 16fps

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Erik (1973) reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 16fps

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Pati (1969) 16mm, 8mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

"Note on snowstorms in February-March '69. The restoration of the landscape. Begun to show friends on west coast violent beauty of this period. Childhood memories, snowball fights, sleddings, etc., and how I felt about Medford where I live kept entering into the film. The principal birds in the film are the blue jay and the crow, both beautiful, smart and ruthless." S.L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $25.00

Saul Levine

On Guard (1978) reg8mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

An afternoon with Marjorie Keller at MoMA and the Whitney includes a portrait of Diego Cotex working as a guard at MoMA. project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

On The Spot () reg8mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: film about film, landscape

Shot on a farm in Friends Ville Penn. Where Saul lived in a trailer with Dan Barnett shot from the same spot over the course of several Fall weeks a single frame study of the movements of poeple and live stock (horses,cows, sheep, etc)clouds sun and moon constructs of stasis and change.

Rental: $95.00
Reg8mm Rental: $95.00

Saul Levine

Reel of Portrayals, A (1978) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

"Three films on one reel: Fisher (1978), Sad But True Veterans Still Need Jobs (1978), Gardening (1976-1978)."

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Schmateh IV & Scrape (1986) super8, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography

Two films on one reel the first is a portrait of Pelle Lowe. The second is a portrait of Laurie McKenna AKA Bud Scrape both of whom I was desparately in love with.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Shmatehs I,II,III (1984) super8mm, color, 4 3/4 min

N.B. Soundtrack magnetic. Project at 18fps. Shmateh II: With Randal Wells and Anita Zlobro. Shmateh III: A breeze. Last section, Shmatehs III is silent. "Shmatehs is Polish for rags" - S.L.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Travel Note and Sketch (1973) reg8mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An American resting place- a scenic view" S.L. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Twilight (1978) reg8mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

with Sherill Kaye. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Unemployment (1980) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Political / Social Activism

"Unemployment Portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons. Also titled "In Line"

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Queen of Night Gotta Box of Light, The (1965) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Vivian Kurz, with Ivan Cohn, Andrew Meyer and Rene Richard. A Cambridge-Boston night scene.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Salt of the Sea (1965) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Founded under water ... all at sea ... made at land.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Saul's Scarf (1967) reg8mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Free for benefits and free showings. "we turning in side take it without them it closes Castles color You must pass through it before it closes open unstolen stop it closes castles color the before turning prism face the kiss half a beat time delay in image behind the cloth the rainbow bridge the rainbow bridge." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Tear/Or (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Seeing at a distance through the burning silk may the violence grow between their eyes in heaven." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Cats Cradle Harp Lock Heart (1967) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Cats cradle harp wind lock heart/ A string game/ The white hart of the wood/ Silk of speech between the lines/ "Call of the sun rose/ Chord of the king/ Retaining the lyrics of memory/ A sound heard from the stone like a harp string breaking/ Dangling lock Did i forget here/ Love woke/ Early as the knot in the grain "When the wind blows What lie did i tell/ In the poem of names to be remembered/ Now the loom of weaving sound and waving hair/ Do i reassemble her naming the pattern "Love lies waiting/ Open locks of the present tense Only the wind in the strings/ Cradles the harp in my hands foreplaying/ key to the little used Knot in the string "Hearing the half tones between the walls/ Eyelashes of the lier Extension of the lead needed/ A string that will never break no matter Always be in tune/ Resolving an assymetrical pattern/ Tuning the harp up to pitch "Cats cradle harp wind lock heart" - Erik Kiviat

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Big Stick, The (1973) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications of media, not only by making temporal, aesthetic and contextual comparisons of his sources, but by presenting this discomforting ragout in a film gauge whose cost, availability and mobility make simply working it an intrinsically political gesture. Levine also understood how to use very fast cutting in old-style 8mm, a difficult task in that the splice is in the middle of the frame. A cut is therefore void of illusion, and in fact threatens to obliterate a weak image .... "... Levine's adroit use of graphic action from the newsreels and close-ups from the shorts changed the rapid cuts from awkward stumbles to almost profound superimpositions." -- James Irwin, Artweek

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Saul Levine

Star Film (1971) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

STAR FILM stars a hand-made emulsion. 16 fps or 18 fps is the preferred speed unless the projector is significantly brighter at 24 fps.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

New Left Note (1982) 16mm, color, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

"Levine's rapid fire cutting has never found a more appropriate subject than in NEW LEFT NOTE, his film on the anti-war, anti-racist, and women's liberation movements of the early 1970s in America. NEW LEFT NOTE represents a synthesis of ideas that Levine sought to inject into a much-divided movement. The 'Free Bobby Seale' demonstrations in New Haven (Levine's home town) in 1970 is put into context through the editing .... At the time of shooting, Levine was the editor of New Left Notes, the national newspaper of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). He was unilaterally committed to the movements he filmed but beleaguered by the leadership of the organization for his non-sectarian views. ... [NEW LEFT NOTE] is a study of radical politics in radical film form." -- Marjorie Keller "The life he records is a jumble of demonstrations, fused with the kaleidoscopic fury of memory; its brief reprises include a catnap in the back of a car and a glimpse of a zoo. His incessant, chaotic outpouring of political energy seems less geared to a naive notion of bettering the world than to a perpetual pressure to keep it from getting worse." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Saul Levine

Memorial Day Weekend (1975) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

With Marjorie Keller, Kathy De Zengotida and Rick Needham. A portrait of a get-together of friends and comrades, a struggle with the past to be present.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Notes of an Early Fall (1976) super8mm, color, 33.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Dance, music

[NOTES] was mostly made in Binghamton in 1976 - a warped record constructed out of visits to the zoo, relatives and various locations. Appearances by obsessive birds, caged bears and hungry rams. "Certain shots are very evocative, such as a long shot of a group of people sitting on a park bench, one person playing a song on a recorder. The sound of the music, its fragility, is matched by the distance of the shot, lending a feeling of precariousness to the moment. There is a repeated shot of a warped record playing, with the same musical phrase endlessly repeated. The shot is an interior one, with the lighting casting a golden glow on the scene. The warped repetitions begin to reverberate with suggestions of frustrations." -- Daryl Chin, The Soho Weekly News "His first talkie, NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL is a characteristically raw work that parlays even the sound of microphone rumble into a formal element. Featuring a lengthy sequence devoted to the dance of an outrageously warped record, and a cameo appearance by a malfunctioning TV set, the forty-minute film suggests an entropic, melancholy Ballet Mecanique." -- J. Hoberman, Homemade Movies

Rental: $90.00
Super8 Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Charlatan (1977) super8mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, personal_diary_journal

Lying behind the Seer's Dance.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
Super8 Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

Departure (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Film tangents departures. The Susquehannah River, Marilyn Aigen, Dan Barnett, Elaine Johnson, Lee Brown, bridges, Marjorie Keller, Zack Bowen, Cliff Clark, David Marck, flying horses, Saul Levine and many others appear in this film.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Not Even A Note (1978) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An elliptical light journey.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Time To Go To Work (1978) super8mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rap with conductor enlightens a Conrail trip, New Haven to New York.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Lien On My Soul/Portrait Not A Dream Breaking Time, Part 3 & 4 (1983) reg8mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

LIEN ON MY SOUL is a cityscape of New Haven shot from an East Rock park. Includes the 4th of July, a wedding, lovers, bikers, kids -- an ecological meditation. PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM: My mother's cry of rage.

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Few Tunes Going Out, A (1984) VHS NTSC, super8, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music, political

Includes: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE, GROOVE TO GROOVE and A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUSN'S MEDINA See film descriptions above.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00
Super8 Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Arrested: Breaking Time, Part II (1983) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Part 2: Arrested is mainly a portrayal of Saul Levine's father, the blizzard of 1978 and the summer and spring.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Mortgage On My Body Breaking Time, Part I (1983) 16mm, color, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Stations throughout Connecticut and even New York City. Riding around with my father and back to the gas station.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Bopping the Great Wall of China Blue: A Few Tunes Going Out. Part I (1981) super8mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"A portrait of disc jockey Mai Cramer, filmmaker Dan Barnett, and Levine himself. The film cuts between Cramer talking, Barnett working and touring China and Levine engaged in the routines of his life. Incorporated into the portrait are shots of an astronaut floating in space, clouds passing and Chinese women performing their daily exercise. As vast space and clouds float by, the film mixes daily routines, foreign locales and the expanse of the universe in a work of cinematic music and dance." -- Marjorie Keller, program note, Collective for Living Cinema, 1983

Rental: $26.00
16mm Rental: $26.00

Saul Levine

Raps And Chants (1981) super8mm, color, 25.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"RAPS AND CHANTS is also without the typical cataract of cuts. The first part is a man's monologue about a grueling LSD adventure (even the image is a washout), and the second is the portrait of a woman, gleefully milking cacophony from a tape recorder by rapidly playing with the buttons. It is an essay in the filmmaker's twofold aesthetic: the roughness and punch of experience remains without cosmetics, unsentimentalized, uninterpreted; instead, the material of its transmission, image, and sound, becomes the field of cathartic, nervous play, a wild Hasidic dance." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice "The filmmaker and collagist John Broderick tells (and sings) a story of a remarkable acid trip and the filmmaker, painter and collagist Caroline Avery laughingly plays a jazz tape recorder." -- Marjorie Keller

Rental: $85.00
Super8 Rental: $85.00

Saul Levine

Note To Poli (1983) 16mm, super8mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"A note to the filmmaker Poli Marechal 'about' penetration: matter and light, substance and smoke. Images of drinking coffee and having sex evaporate as smoke is blown into a shaft of light on a refrigerator." -- Marjorie Keller "NOTE TO POLI, part of a series of intimate 'notes,' represents a burst of sexual energy as the prelude to a cigarette in the sunlit kitchen, as if the balancing of eros and narcosis precluded the intervention of splicing." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Abrennen Soll Columbusn Medina (1985) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, political_social activism

The third tune of A FEW TUNES GOING OUT. A Memorial Day Parade of songs, histories, cross conversations and interchangeable parts.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Submission (1988) super-8, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

Made with Mark LaPore. A confrontational rant addressed to the judges of the films entered in a super-8 competition at No Exit. Both Mark and I were surprised when not only was it shown at the festival but it generated much laughter and angry conversation.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Notes After Long Silence (1989) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, Political / Social Activism

"In title and content NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE directly alludes to Levine's '60s protest film, NEW LEFT NOTES, as well as to the SDS newspaper of the same name he once edited. It's also a startling companion piece to Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July. If Stone is ultimately ambivalent about Vietnam, Levine is not. A nameless vet in Fourth of July greets Tom Cruise's paraplegic Ron Kovic with 'Just what we need, another limp dick.' In NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE, ugly, ruddy close-ups of a flaccid penis begin to dominate the blitzkrieg montage; the limp dick isn't innocent bystander to America's Fall, but guilty witness. Yet the final images are of bouncy shtupping, a make-love-not-war, antiheroic corrective to Stone's mythic posturing." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Preview (1989) super8mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Excerpts of performances and impersonations for the camera. The first a rooftop Cinderella. In the second, Gede honors Antoine Thurel's self-immolation protest of US imperialism's complicity in the maniacal state terrorism that afflicted the first Afro-American republic, Haiti, by a burning ritual. In the third, old Coke ads and childhood memories project a future .... The film was at first intended as a work-in-progress preview but has evolved into a complete work.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

As Is Is (1991) super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Super-8 Kerry Laitela delivers an elegiac account of the passions and struggles of a female chameleon.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Spun (1992) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, erotic

With Amanda Katz spinning and weaving.

Rental: $60.00
Super8 Rental: $60.00

Saul Levine

August Moon An See (1997) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of Nancy Golden, a summer evening and Nancy photographing rocks at Singing Beach.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Double Trouble Echo #1 (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Sad Gun (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A short Western epic.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Saul Levine

All That's Solid (2000) Super 8, black and white, 3 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. See descrition MELTS INTO AIR.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: AZ sent (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Harvard Square stroll talking to myself. AKA "Light Lick Amazing Grace".

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Get it while you can (2000) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice. CAN was the first light lick I completed.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: I saw the Light Praise the Dark (2000) Super 8, black and white, 15 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. The first black and white light lick.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Only Sunshine (2000) Super 8, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Melts Into Air (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

N.B. Project at 18 fps. ALL THAT'S SOLID (and) MELTS INTO AIR are each separate films shot at an exhibition of the urban landscape artist Tyree Suyton in Cambridge at Harvard. I was struck by the redemptive critical and visionary character of his work which struck me as similar to G. M. Hopkins or Clarence Smith. Coincidentally as I was shooting these films I went to screenings of Charles Burnett and asked him what film he would like to make but couldn't get the money for. He replied a feature narrative about Tyree Suyton. So I put together 4 of the films from Spring 2000 into a 4 film work called 4 FOR CHARLES BURNETT. All That's Solid Melts Into Air. They are All That's Solid Light Lick Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe Melts into Air

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe (2000) Super 8, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Workers and customers at a coffee bare in a winter twilight.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Whole Note (2000) Super 8, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of my father in the last days of his life. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" hasidic saying.

Rental: $22.00
Super8 Rental: $22.00

Saul Levine

As Is Was (1994) 16mm, super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media

This film was shot the same weekend as Z(ZEE NOT ZED), when Stan Brakhage was visiting University of Rhode Island, where Marjorie Keller was teaching at the time. They get some coffee, then go for a walk on a beach in an old whaling harbor. --S.L.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00
Super8 Rental: $36.00

Saul Levine

Light Hit (1995) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Textures of some Polaroid pictures found buried under snow. Leather jacket as pool for them to be hit (by light).

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Rolls and Stumbles With Cherries In The Middle (1996) VHS NTSC, Super 8, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Impersonations for the camera by Alison Tsoi, Nina Fonoroff,and Saul Levine. Additional camera by Silvia Gruner. Purchase Price: 40.00 Individual / 105.00 Institutional

Saul Levine

xDream 2000 (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A compilation: DARK LIGHT video 10 min Documentation of an installation of images transferred on to light bulbs that was shot by Joe Gibbons and edited by Saul Levine. Light bulbs and installation by Saul Levine. KIBBITZER video 15 min KIBBITZER is a single shot of my father Julius Levine playing scrabble in his kitchen with a health aide Barbara Burbridge. My aunt Belle Cohen andI appear from time to time. YOREN 2000, video, 6 min, in Yiddish and English, no subtitles YOREN is a short Yiddish bitter sweet musical comedy starring my father Julius Levine and my aunt Francis (Fagel) Cohen. WHOLE NOTE 2000, super-8 to video, b/w, silent, 11 min It is mainly a portrait of my father Julius Levine in the last days of hislife. My aunts Francis and Belle Cohen also appear. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" (a Hasidic saying). Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

Saul Levine

xDream 2001 (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A compilation (all 3 pieces are portraits and have been shown separately as well as together): SERRA'S MORNING 2001, video, 10 min. Director of the Film-makers Coop M.M. Serra recollects her morning on September 11, 2001. The Coop is a few blocks from the New York Worlds Trade Center. The tape was shot a month after, while we were waiting to have lunch together. OFF SELEXA 2001, video, 20 min This film is an account of Karine Albanon's experience with an antidepressant called Celexa. DREAM STORY 2001, video, 10 min This is about a dream I had of Marjorie Keller. Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 / 80.00

Saul Levine

Driven With Kim Keown (2003) color, 83 min

Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Rambling Notes (1976-1977) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: diary_ journal, philosophical

I am just a rambling guy - here today, gone tomorrow. Sitting in the back of Dan's french car. French woman going to NYC for the first time. Reflections of the car - now static. Chicago as seen from Gunnar Juhansson's and Ruby Rich's apartment. N.B. Project at 18fps

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Note to Colleen (1974) 16mm, 8mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Opens with a short portrait of Marjorie Keller that I made while she met Colleen Fitzgibbon and I on a corner in New York City. The rest of the film is a note to Colleen a continuation of converstaions about portraiture, public and private art, love, friendship and loneliness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: In the Hour of the Angels (2004) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Is part of a subseries within the LIGHT LICKS. This film was shot in Cambridge MA and Jersey City NJ. It was inspired by ancient apocalyptic poetry, the more recent poetry of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Emily Dickenson and Charles Reznikoff. There are views of the New York sky line and the Statue of Liberty in the hour of the Angels. Thanks to Nancy Golden.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: Jamming (2004) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Another in the subseries has footage of the 5,000,000 people demonstrating at the 2004 National Republican Convention in New York, a wedding in Salem MA

Rental: $82.00
16mm Rental: $82.00

Saul Levine

Dreams and Apparitions of Mark Lapore (2006/2007) DVD NTSC, , 77 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Polina Marshakova, Adam Savje, Kim Keown, Saul Levine, Joe Briganti, Alison Holt, Schiller Diny, Luther Price and Ericka Beckman. Each of these persons recount dreams or visions of Mark Lapore. It was made in response to his suicide on 9/11/2005. Shot with a Black & White Panasonic studio tube camera.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

Saul Levine

LIGHT LICK SERIES (2000-2004) , min

Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice.

Saul Levine

Light Licks: Daily Camera (2011) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

18fps

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: This May Be the Last Time (2011) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was shot right before Dwayne's stopped processing Kodakchrome and the last time I shot Kodak chrome for a Light Lick. It was right after Thanksgiving weekend and the light is very much late November right before the Winter Solstice.

16mm Rental: $16mm

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