Willard Maas

Excited Turkeys () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A realism like that of GREED is lifted to a level where it becomes poetry. This is done by stylization and a few well-chosen details... a masterpiece." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice "A black comedy which, in its cruel ending, has been compared to Harold Pinter. It is a hilarious satire on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Everything is there but the soup, but it's nuts for sure. This is Mass' first comedy, and those who know his early classic works are in for some surprises. Also HAwkins' imitations of sobs, snores and gobbles are fabulous, expecially the ghostly turkey at the end, shot in negative. A favorite on Mass' recent tours of Texas, the Midwest and the South." --The Gryphon Film Group

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Willard Maas

Geography of the Body (1943) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Literature & Theater

Commentary by the British poet, George Barker. An analogical pilgrimage evokes the terrors and splendors of the human body as the undiscovered, mysterious continent. Extreme magnification increases the ambiguity of the visuals, tongue-in-cheek commentary counteracts or reinforces their sexual implications. The method is that used by the imagist-symbolist poet.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Willard Maas

Image In The Snow (1948) 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Assisted by Marie Menken. Original 12-tone score by Ben Weber. A modern morality, in which a young man led by despair searches a city for salvation. His spiritual journey through the lyric landscape of a dream leads him to a world of violence and disillusionment. Award: Cannes Film Festival

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Willard Maas

Mechanics of Love (1955) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

Made with Ben Moore. Original zither score by John Gruen. The act of love portrayed through poetic symbols. "Daring and ingenious ... daring because of its 'forbidden' subject matter; ingenious because commonplace objects are uncommonly related to build an action without actors, the effect of which is vivid, witty and downright bold." -- Lewis Jacobs

Rental: $45.00
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Willard Maas

Narcissus () 16mm, black and white, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A film poem, a re-telling of the Greek myth in modern terms. In the traditional pool the water has become muddy and Narcissus finds that mirrors are more rewarding for the study of his changing reflections. There are three mirrors, each reflecting a dramatic study in self-love. The first, love that deserves the adoration of the opposite sex; the second, homosexual love that investigates itself and its own sex; the third, love that insures one a place in the present and history. --W. M.

Rental: $155.00
16mm Rental: $155.00

Willard Maas

Orgia (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A fragment of an abandoned, long work concerning St. Teresa of Avila. A sexual orgy symbolizing the decadance of modern society. Maas, who acts in this film, plays the devil while a wild orgy goes on in his living-room. There is the fantastic drag queen doing her job in the bathroom while frenzied love-making, to the incomparable baroque-jazz music of Tiji Ito, is carried on in Maas's baroque apartment. The camera in bird-swift flight depicts a scene of total decadence as Andy Warhol's Jackie Kennedy careens through the air. By way of explanation: the opening scene shows the director handing out masks to the actors-the same ones used in LSD WALL by John Hawkins. The taking of LSD was part of the original script. --W. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Willard Maas

Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Willard Maas

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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