Tom Patrick

Wednesday (1976) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A surreal and abstract work, WEDNESDAY is a haunting and lyrical portrait of one of the decaying cities in America's industrial heartland. As seen from an ancient and equally decaying rapid transit system as it lurches through the dark and looming masses abandoned steel mills and rusting factories, the film utilizes optical prinitng and other montage techniques to achieve a progressively more distanced abstraction from reality, untill the city's shapes and forms begin to resemble abandoned ruins of some long dead and ancient civilitaztion." T. P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Patrick

Apocalypse (1979) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"A clash of contrasting elements, APOCALYPSE is a surreal experimental work in which the logical civilized side of humanity is represented by sharp, angular images of victorian architecture... while the darker, dangerous side of human society is represented by dream-like video images of war and disease and death, Like opposing electrical poles brought forcefully together, these two forces create violent and often spectacular reactions." T.P.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Patrick

Northlight (1980) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A surreal composition of contrasting sounds, images and rhythms. NORTHLIGHT moves like a dream. Images and sounds appear from a velvety blackness, only to return once again to the depths from which they came. Concrete images are treated in an abstract, yet cinematic manner, creating a surreal world where concepts of sight and sound no longer have rigid definitions. A surreal world where every-day images such as a room... a city... a friend's face, all take on a dream-like significance that is often intriguing and always dymnamic." T.P.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Patrick

Phasing in Drive Time (1982) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A study in contrasts, rhythm and fragmentation. PHASING IN DRIVE TIME explores the obsessive/compulsive states of mind experienced by a young corporate executive each morning as he makes his daily drive into the city. The closer he gets to the city and his skyscraper/office/prison, the more fragmented and abstract his thoughts become-- untill he reaches a point where his thoughts begin to create their own inner rhythms. He loses control of them entirely as he slips slowly over the edge, it is into the liquid blackness where his thoughts begin to float gracefully in peaceful serenity." T.P.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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