Joel Schlemowitz

Diary (1967) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

A film diary comprising of little projects too tender to exist with humility outside of this protective context, as well as little scrap pieces of projects and outtakes which never went anywhere but for some reason were too dear to throw out. A filmic junkbox of rusty tools and broken costume jewelry.

Rental: $call

Joel Schlemowitz

Joel Schlemowitz - Representative Works (1990-1998) (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Available at a special discounted price is the following packaged show, approximate running time 60 minutes. The packaged show includes the following films: Weimar / Eye Music / Übel / Weeping Film / Poem For the Past / When He Leaves / Doris' Garden / Morris Engel Time Sculpture / Angelbubble / Unmeasured Prelude for Kerry Laitala / Filmpoem for Wanda Phipps / Invitation to a Voyage / Purple Candle Poem / Abrasions / Pillowbook / Channeled Energies Also available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL. VHS sale price: $70 individual, $150 institutional

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Joel Schlemowitz - Representative Works (1997-2002) (1998) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Available at a special discounted price is the following packaged show, approximate running time 60 minutes. The packaged show includes the following films: Incantation Documentation / Reverie / Typoclavecin Film - Variations on the Blues for JoJo #10 / morning poem #40 / Bagatelle in Neon / Bagatelle Biologique / Fogg / Moving Images - the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates / All Saints Day / Boulder-Brooklyn, a correspondence film Also available for sale on VHS in both NTSC and PAL. VHS sale price: $70 individual, $150 institutional

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Channeled Energies (1993) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

3 minutes of painful and pleasurable images glimpsed in negative juxtaposed with a single long scratch played on an optical reader on the soundtrack. Screenings include: London Film Festival, 1993; Whitney Museum, 2000; "SEXperimental" Ocularis, Broolyn, NY, 2001

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Poem for the Past (1993) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A filmic analogy for the elusiveness of the past. The operations of unconventional printing techniques representing the processes of memory. The film begins with 8mm home movies laid in a jumble over 16mm stock and exposed with a flashlight, and ends with the home movies run through a 16mm contact printer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Louis Armstrong Obon (2015) Digital File, super 8, color, 14 min

A short documentary portrait of Japanese jazz musicians Yoshio and Keiko Toyama, seen through their annual visit to the grave of Louis Armstrong at Flushing Cemetery in Queens, NY. Screenings: Japan Cuts 2015, Crossroads Film Festival, 2016.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Filmpoem for Wanda Phipps (1995) 16mm, color, 3.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

I came across Wanda's poem in a journal called The World, and it just struck me, so to speak. Before even meeting her I shot a roll of street scenes, and the rest is history.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

1734 (1997) 35mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A short film of Emily Dickinson's poem number 1734, which begins with: "Oh, honey of an hour". The words of the poem appear handpainted onto the film frames. Please note: 35mm print

Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $40.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bagatelle In Neon (1997) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Three friendly little minutes of lights at night on Avenue A, shot on black and white and extensively and laboriously hand-colored.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Invitation to a Voyage (1997) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

After Henri Duparc's setting of the poem by Baudelaire, which is heard in faint echo on the soundtrack. Rococo adhesive transparencies over hand-colored film alternate with Jenn Reeves seen in black and white negative. Screenings include: Synesthesia in Film & Video, University of Rhode Island, 2000

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bacchanale (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bacchanalia, kindly provided by the Aesthesians, and set to the music of Saint-Saëns from an early recording of Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bagatelle Biologique (2000) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Corpuscles dash about. Nerves twitch. Neurons fire. Anatomical illustrations, overlaid with the body's actions through scratching and handpainting directly onto the film. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2000

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2000. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2001; Olympia Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Boulder-Brooklyn, a correspondence film (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Nicole Koschmann. A three minute roll of film shot by Joel Schlemowitz of Brooklyn, NY and mailed to Nicole Koschmann in Nederland, just outside Boulder, CO. The two collaborators shot images on the same undeveloped film, fusing together images from New York and Colorado.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Moving Images - the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates (2001) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

The day the Film-Makers' Cooperative was forced by loss of lease to move from their offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street in New York City filmmaker and Coop member Joel Schlemowitz showed up with a camera to document the historic moment. Rather than record the event per se, a freewheeling use of roving handheld, time lapse and double exposure were employed to create a visually evocative, impressionistic documentary about the Film-Makers' Cooperative. On the soundtrack Jonas Mekas, one of the Coop's founders, and MM Serra, the current executive director, describe the Coop's beginnings, the organization's recent struggles, and the difficulties of finding space for the arts. The Film-Makers' Cooperative, founded in 1962 as a filmmaker-run distribution center, is now the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world, with over 5,000 films and videos. Since 1967 the Coop had its offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street New York City. It has now relocated to the Clocktower Gallery at 108 Leonard Street. Screenings include:Millennium Film Workshop, 2001; Humboldt Film Festival, 2002; Thaw02 Film and Video Festival, 2002; Art Film Festival (Solvokia), 2002; Sydney Film Festival, 2002; Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2002; Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002; Chicago InternationalFilm Festival, 2002; Denver InternationalFilm Festival, 2002 Honorable Mention, Thaw02; Silver Plaque, 38th Chicago International Film Festival

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day [2] (2002) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A second collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2001. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse (2003) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous "Anti-Reading" series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. On the film's soundtrack we hear how the Anti-Readings were started, descriptions of various Anti-Reading activities including the Poetry smokable poems known as Poetry Cigarettes, the memory tester called "I Forgot," and the Diary in the shape of a Bunny. The film includes footage shot at Anti-Readings, with time-lapse, double exposures, distorting lenses, and frenetic non-traditional camerawork evocative of the playfully chaotic spirit of the events.

Rental: $60.00 VHS rental price: 30.00 VHS sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Teslamania (2007) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 7 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science, Technology

Two camera rolls shot at the Collective Unconscious during a performance of "Teslamania" featuring Gecko Saccomanno and Tesla Coil Engineer Jamie Mereness. The film's visual effects, double exposures, and refracted images, were all done in camera, just as we see them here. On the soundtrack, Gecko provides various "Tesla tidbits," including Tesla's scheme to provide free electricity transmitted through the air, anecdotes about the Collective's Tesla Coil performances, "Tesla cooking," and a list of the inventor Nikoli Tesla's many exotic phobias. Music by Dorit Chrysler.

16mm Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Short Experimental Films (2007) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: artists, film about film, hand processed, literary, personal_diary_journal

"Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema, and this collection of short experimental films is a marvel to behold. Each piece is a unique gem - quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring - celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema." - Alan Berliner

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00 (150 institutional)

Joel Schlemowitz

Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition! (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art

Documentation of Joel Schlemowitz's "Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition!" From the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, including cinepaintings and other film installation pieces, and a multi-projection enviornment of seven 16mm film loop projectors, seven mirror-balls, gilt-edged projection screens, and a series of frenetic film loops with images from the 19th Century magic lantern slides.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

40/4000 (2007) 16mm, Color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A camera roll. Forty years celebrated in four-thousand frames.

Joel Schlemowitz

Camera Roll for Taylor (2008) 16mm, 35mm, Black and White, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A camera roll city cine-poem, filmed in Brooklyn in the vicinity of the Gowanus Canal.

16mm Rental: $20.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Dame Darcy (2007) 16mm, Black and White, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A short and lively 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy, seen through a filmic rollercoaster tour of her comic book, "Meat Cake," and ending with the artist herself. On the soundtrack, a turn-of-the-last-century recording from a 78rpm Victrola record.

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #38 (2007) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

Film version of an installation piece shown at the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

The Glowing Woman (2007) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Spiraling colors and abstracted rotating text, poem by Wanda Phipps on the soundtrack both layered and singular. The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #43 (2007) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

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