Jeanne Liotta

Soma Sema (1988) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: Bradley Eros Fire, water, sex, resurrection.. A classic work of anthropomorphic alchemy. The mummy signals from the threshold of the living and the dead. Secrets seep through the skin, and tattooed oracles reveal the body is a sign divine. This film is an inscription of the mysteries in action. "... Their imagery evokes the erotic on a mythic, cosmic-consciousness level, encompassing tribal and sacred elements." -- Tom Chomont, The Independent Eye

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

fungus eroticus (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Co-maker: Bradley Eros A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film's seething materiality. "In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life." -- Karl Marx

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

Dervish Machine (1992) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Co-maker: Bradley Eros "M'elevasti! Lift me up!"-- Ezra Pound Hand-developed meditations on being and movement, as inspired by Gysin's Dreammachine, Sufi mysticism, and early cinema. A knowledge of the fragility of existence mirrors the tenuousness of the material. The film itself becomes the site to experience impermanence, and to revel in the unfixed image. Seen and unseen meet in the place between image and emulsion.     "... The taking and making of images is seen as a passionate pursuit: religious,magical,mysterious."-- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archives

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

Ceci N'est Pas (1997) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hand-developed and unedited, this roll lived in my camera from March to May 1995: A trip to New Orleans, a train ride, the death of a dear friend and artist. This film is the author of itself; its trace function leaves me behind. "The cadaverous presence establishes a relation between here and nowhere." -- Maurice Blanchot. "The Phantome disturbs by its just out of reach presence." -- Bruce Witsiepe

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

What Makes Day and Night (1998) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

This 1940s artifact is coupled with music by Nino Rota to expose the existential skeleton in the closet: our perilous journey on the planet Earth. The quintessential travel film.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeanne Liotta

Muktikara (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

From the Sanskrit, 'gentle gazing brings liberation', the title is also the name of the particular body of water which is the image-subject of the film. Landscape as 'inscape', not inertly present but beckoning an active perception; a seeing and a seeing into. "... as if my eye were still growing..." -- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Rental: $35.00

Jeanne Liotta

Maria Movie (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Departing from Les Baxter's score to the Mario Bava film Black Sunday, Maria Movie is an overwrought melodrama set in New York City among the grit and shards of cinemas past and present. Chemistry and horror, dirge and dream, with Catherine Deneuve as The Black Maria herself, leading the procession on the via negativa.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeanne Liotta

Loretta (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Sound by Carlo Altomare A photogram opera of laborious incarnations and corporeal dissolutions, this abstract direct animation takes the form of a woman or an aria, dissolving into the infinite. Living in time as high drama. Yellow conceived of as light materialized; a pure value emitting a particular frequency of energy, a dialectical manifestation of phenomena in flux, like any other movie "I love that which dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." -- Rene Clair

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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