Bill Morrison

Reserection (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Dissected and the reassembled from its parts, RESERECTION traces the seduction of an aesthetic.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Bill Morrison

Lost Avenues (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Bill Morrison

Footprints (1992) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Bill Morrison

Film of Her, The (1996) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, Found Footage

"...Morrison's THE FILM OF HER is based on the story of a Library on Congress clerk who saved a vaultful of paper reels, documenting the earliest days of cinema, from the incinerator. A gorgeous tribute to the art form's origins, this 12-minute short is anchored by the memory of this man, who has fixed in his mind since boyhood the image of a woman he saw in an early porn film. 'The Film of Her' is what drives the clerk to save the films, this collective memory, and it also serves as the focal point for Morrison's thoughts on personal experience and the happenstance of history. Drawing comparisons between the primordial ooze and the elemental flicker of a light projector, or between Lumiere babes, magic a la Melies, and the gears of industry, Morrison reminds us that even the most brilliant and brave creations begin as cherished ideas nurtured in dedicated imaginations and subjected to the whims of chance." - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bill Morrison

Death Train, The (1993) 16mm, b&w, 17 min min

"The Death Train" was originally conceived of as part of John Moran's opera 'Everyday Newt Burman'. The film was honored with a Bessie Award for outstanding design achievement during the 1992-93 theater season. The opera was produced by Ridge Theatre, directed by Bob McGrath, and staged at La Mama, E.T.C., in 1993. A history of cinema is played out during the film's lifetime. Early train footage and zoetrope animation are combined with mid-century newsreel and educational films, concluding finally in a long modern aerial shot. Each frame is a compartment in the train of film, pausing briefly before our eyes to be observed, thereby living its life in the screening, while being carried to the Hereafter.

Rental: $60
16mm Rental: $60

Bill Morrison

Release (2009) DVD NTSC, b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

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