Heather McAdams

We Hope You Enjoy This Film (1979) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a good example of 'wrong' picture/sound juxtapositions. Uncanny collisions and combinations of sound and picture make this film one of my favorite films that I have made. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
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Heather McAdams

Scratchman II (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Scratched lines and shapes bloat around this footage of an unknown businessman, sometimes forming hats, clown noses, arrows, etc. He becomes a kind of pawn in my cruel little game. Sound is a musicbox which helps lift this once painfully boring footage to the level of high art. --H. M.

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Heather McAdams

Black Coffee (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film started out as a sort of music video to a wonderful old song by Pat Suzuki (also known as 'Miss Ponytail'). The song is called Black Coffee. Shots of me crawling the walls and old coffee commercials. --H. M.

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Heather McAdams

Fake Previews (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The preview format has always appealed to me: short, sweet and action packed. I decided to make my own to a fictitious film never to be made called 'Blondie + the Sheik,' starring Hester McMarkup and Angelo Q. Trashwad. --H. M.

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Heather McAdams

Holiday Magic (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired by a record to help women with beauty problems. I tried dubbing the voice of the man on the record into the mouth of some fat dude in a Spanish laxative commercial I had laying around. Lots of bits and pieces of unusual footage are used to further illustrate how ridiculous things can get. --H. M.

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Heather McAdams

Holiday Magic & 4 Films: Black Coffee/Fake Previews/Better Be Careful/Pinball Laffs (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 22.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
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Heather McAdams

Better Be Careful (1986) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Not to be missed... her forte is the zany and the funny facets of American popular culture." --Rodie Siegler, "The Cigar", U. of Rhode Island

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Heather McAdams

Pinball Laffs (1986) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"The films of Heather McAdams... combine the collage finesse of a Bruce Conner with the crude campiness of the Kuchar Brothers." --Ruby Rich, Chicago Reader

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Heather McAdams

Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer (1988) 16mm, color, 32.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"It's even better than C-SPAN." -- Sean Collins "If you see this, you'll have something to talk about tomorrow." -- Lynda Barry This is an experimental documentary about a Kentucky drag queen by the name of Bradley Harrison Picklesimer who ran his own bar on Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1982, when I first moved to Lexington to teach at the University there, the first thing I remember hearing was "you have to meet Bradley Picklesimer!" Little did I know that I would devote the next three years of my life to making a movie about this Bradley Picklesimer. My original intention was to introduce my audience to this colorful personality who I found to be both entertaining and deep. It made me angry that many people would stereotype Bradley because he was a cross dresser, or completely dismiss him altogether as someone who they didn't want to get to know. I felt that Bradley's observations about the world were really not that much different than my own, even though our backgrounds and lifestyles were miles apart. I witnessed firsthand people laughing at him and it got me thinking that we haven't really progressed very far as a society in some very basic ways.

Rental: $60.00
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Heather McAdams

Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

A scratch film set to music by J. J. Cale.

Rental: $20.00
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Heather McAdams

Mr. Glenn W. Turner (1990) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

This film is made out of found footage and stuff that I shot. It starts out like a real documentary and gets increasingly more absurd. Probably good to watch if you're on mushrooms.

Rental: $30.00
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