Sheila Paige

Testing, Testing, How Do You Do? (1969) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Filmed the year after feminist protests erupted at the 1968 Miss America pageant, the movie includes a visit with Miss Virginia at the pageant rehearsal and coverage of the ongoing boardwalk protest by "Women's Liberation" demonstrators.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 HD Video Digital File

Sheila Paige

Women's Happy Time Commune (1972) 16mm, HD File 90.00, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Made with an all-women cast and crew, "Women's Happy Time Commune" is an improvised comedy/western -- a lively immersion into the feminist ferment of the early 1970's. From the 1972 distribution flyer: "An anarchic, unconventional movie in which the Old West is the stomping ground for a motley crew of young and middle-aged women who are considering banding together to form a commune. Having met by chance they merge (are dragged, cajoled), clash and ultimately separate in disarray of scenes that are alternately picturesque, infuriating, incomplete, yet always colorful." Ms. Magazine, August 1973: "...funny, ambling, offhandedly lyrical, this original film allows a group of wonderfully idiosyncratic women to improvise characters close to their real and fantasy lives. Above all excellent for sharing warm feelings in a group and for stimulating discussions of reform vs. radical feminism." Credits: Starring Roberts Hodes, Frances Cima, Judy March, Marylyn Landers Director: Sheila Paige Camera: Ariel Dougherty Sound: Dolores Bargowski

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $210 HD File

Sheila Paige

Film on Street Harassment, A (1977) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Time: the 1970's. A multi-phase investigation of how women feel about verbal harassment by men.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 HD Video Digital File

Sheila Paige

Motherly Memoirs of the Bandit Queen (1981) 16mm, color, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Not a shoot-'em up. A true story of Belle Starr, Arkansas outlaw of the 1880s and her daughter, Baby Pearl.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Sheila Paige

Time and the Mermaid (2015) color, 14 min

Keywords: body, environment and nature, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

The ticking of the clock on the bathroom wall carries the heroine, on her 64th birthday, to a wider shore, where time rolls as a mighty river, singing of life and freedom -- her epiphany. "I sensed that it had a personal message for me about aging... it parallels my own path to confronting the shortness of time remaining: as Buddhism teaches, clinging to the expectation that nothing will change leads to suffering. Freedom comes with submerging into the big picture of life from the dolphins to the stars. We can't stay with that perspective constantly, but if we keep open to it, the trap of time loses its grip. I wonder if the final scene is meant to suggest the process of bringing the epiphany into daily life." "I will be turning 60 in a couple of months. For me, I felt the fear of time running out, what had I accomplished, what could I have accomplished or been, and that I could stay shackled by those fears or jump into the river and enjoy the time. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. May I share it with others?"

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

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