Lana Lin

I Begin to Know You (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

Weaves together ready-made images of women at work and in the domestic arena as an examination of women's power and place in the world.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Sphere: Circle: Round (1992) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

A bouncing ball, a balloon-tagged bomb, and bubbles delicately bursting beneath a microscope are a few of the images that collide in this playful structuralist collage gathered from an array of found footage.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Through the Door (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Structural

A mock travel film composed of archival footage that comments on narrative conventions. A woman is heard, but not seen, during the film's journey. Visual and aural narratives unfold independently, reinforcing and countering each other.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Mizu Shobal (Water Business) (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

Mizu Shobai (Water Business) blends two stories, one of a geisha who is lost at sea and another of the first geisha to circle the world. "Through lyrical images and narrative shards, Lin builds a critique of the ways in which the figure of the Japanese woman exists in the imaginary." -- Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Stranger Baby (1995) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Micro-narratives moving between fiction, non-fiction, and science fiction elaborate multiple meanings of the term "alien." "Substituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities." -- LA Asian Pacific Film Festival catalogue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Almost the Cocktail Hour (1997) 16mm, color, 56 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A hybrid experimental narrative/biography that interprets Jane Bowles as a woman paralyzed by conflict -- an expatriate, lesbian, alcoholic, and wife of the more celebrated writer Paul Bowles. "A thoughtful and unique consideration of writer Jane Bowles as well as a sympathetic sketch of the desire to claim her, to connect with her, generations later." -- Carl Bogner, the Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

Lana Lin

Taiwan Video Club (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

A community of Asian immigrants videotape and trade daily epics recorded off Taiwanese broadcast television. Stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth are now passed on from VCR to VCR.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $115.00

Lana Lin

No Power to Push Up the Sky (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

15 people translate an interview with student protest leader Chai Ling conducted in Beijing one week before the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

Lana Lin

Mysterial Power (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal pursuit of knowledge through interactions with family, spirituality, and everyday life in Taiwan.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 (2007) 16mm, Color & BW, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, Films About Film, Found Footage, History, Queer

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 is a successor to the seventeen films in the Library of Congress South Vietnam Embassy Collection labeled only Unidentified Vietnam, # 1-17. Initiated by these 1960s propaganda films, the project calls into question the policies and politics of nation building. -Lin + Lam http://linpluslam.com/index/Unidentified_Vietnam_No._18.html

16mm Rental: $120.00

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