Ross McLaren

Weather Building (1976) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The flashing weather beacon on a Toronto building is the structurally fixed point in this precise composition of illuminated surfaces and positive/negative imagery. Noting the 'intuitive process' of the film's first half--which was shot on Super 8 and edited in-camera--McLaren analyses and ritualizes the visual information through a video playback that echoes and doubles the original, improvised 'score.' Tightly framed with a menacing soundtrack, WEATHER BUILDING generates a claustrophobia and paranoia that loosely suggest the violence and boredum of punk." --Ian Birnie, The Art of Gallery of Ontario

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ross McLaren

Crash 'n' Burn (1977) 16mm, black and white, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Toronto's first punk rock club is the subject of this innovative document featuring performances by The Dead Boys, Teenage Head and the Diodes. The rock magazine CREEM praised the film for 'doing everything in its flickering power to self-destruct,' and commented that anyone who 'thought Canadians bored their beef to death ate a different delicatessen." --The Funnel Film Theatre Distribution Catalog.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ross McLaren

Sex Without Glasses (1983) 16mm, color, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An amalgam of sex without guilt and sight without glasses. The importance of being able to see what you are doing. A film about confusing relationshops, telephones and wetness; and starring a preverbal somnambulist floating between word and object. --R. M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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