M. M. Serra

Divine Possibilities (2003) , min

Located in the Ludlow area, "Divine Possibilities" is a fantasy ad that infiltrates three of the leading visionary designers and theri boutiques: Mary Adams, Arjan Khiani's Bodyworship and Apollo Braun's A/B, Muse superstar Caroline McKenty transforms and morphs into vaires sexual personae from feminine goddess to Dada Amazon warrior to frenzied shopper taking the viewer to new heights of divine possibilities. Sponsered by HOWL 2003

Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Eye Etc (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Real To Reel Mama (1982) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"... portrays the views of a first generation Italian-American woman though her life experiences as immigrant, factory worker, and as the 'emotional heart of the family.'" -- Fabrice Ziolkowski

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

M. M. Serra

Turner (1987) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Mary Magdalene (1991) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

This is one of the very few and one of the most important films on child abuse that has been made in the history of cinema. -- Stan Brakhage, May 5, 2000 Edited by M. M. Serra and shot by Peggy Ahwesh, Abigail Child, and Tom Chomont. "This is Freud's Dora told by Dora: a fresh revelation, a successful voyeurism. We are allowed to sit on three therapeutic sessions to hear the confessions as M. M. reenacts her past: becomes demure, becomes hurt, disassociates. Her "Mum" is indicted: peasant, barely literate, wanting her daughter to be happy, "to be married" as she says in her last letter. The irony is immense: defining the abuse as secret shame, never confronting "Mr. Goertler," Mum wishes her daughter to attain social liberation in the shape of a happy (mythic?) marriage." -- Abigail Child

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Stasis Series I & II I. Still Life; II. Papa's Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Using Pixelvision video transferred to 16mm film, these works map the visual space of emotional investigation.

Rental: $20.00
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M. M. Serra

L'Amour Fou (1992) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"... A curious meditation on the pleasures and terrors of S/M, in which interviews with enthusiasts collide with choice porn clips, Fleisher cartoons, Hans Bellmer poupees... The results are compelling, this film lingers, never once slipping into hype or deadly cool." -- Manohla Dargis, Village Voice, 1992

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

M. M. Serra

Lot of Fun for the Evil One, A (1994) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

Featuring Maria Beatty. Sound design by John Zorn. "A worthwhile and well-executed foray into the notoriously dangerous territory where art meets porn; the result is exciting and entrancing, making no grand statements with its sometimes sweeping gestures but still providing an incredibly satisfying voyage into the psychosexual netherworld. Even the film's soundtrack is high-quality, entertaining listening and could stand on its own as purely audio material. An intense aural tapestry courtesy of John Zorn." -- Eric Danville

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

M. M. Serra

Soi Meme (1995) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Erotic

Sound composition by Zeena Parkins. Erotic dance performance by Goddess Rosemary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

M. M. Serra

Just For You Girls (1998) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A period-style advertisement recontextualized from a feminist perspective.

Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Darling International (1999) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: Jenn Reeves. An exploration of sexual fantasies of a NY metal worker. "An evocative work whose sexual sadomasochistic scenario, grainy visual texture and layered soundtrack render it highly tactile, fairly begging to be touched." -- Shannon Kelly, Sundance Film Festival 2000, Festival Guide

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

M. M. Serra

Double Your Pleasure (2002) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Sound by Jennifer Reeves Part of the "Ad It Up" series of shorts that are parodies of commercials.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Art Parade (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, body

"In Art Parade the Karen Black girls show beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The female form, big hair, suggestive movements attract and fascinate us and the question of gender can be an illusion or for some still very tantalizing. I liked the use of strong color. It reminded me in nature insects use color to attract. In this film the color intesifies the female girls and makes them more alluring." - Diane Leon

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Tongue and Chic (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Tongue and Chic" is a stylized portrait of a launch party for the magazine Swoon. M.M. Serra, the filmmaker, says "indulging in fashion is creating a dramatic presence ... you are living that life and celebrating that moment and that is extremely precious."

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $45.00

M. M. Serra

Chop Off (2008) DVD NTSC, , 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Chop Off exposes the dark, fearful recesses of the human psyche by filming the body modification of performance artist R.K. Literally risking "life and limb," R.K.'S body is his medium and amputation is his art. The very act of filming him often stimulates a cascading range of emotions, from disgust to fear to dread." - Tribeca Film Festival 2009 "Please please show this film! It's unique, it's real, it's not like any other film. What one sees in it, can not be seen anywhere else. It will shock some, but the fact is that there are shocking things in this world and we should know it and see it, nothing human should be hidden from knowledge. You made a very REAL film about REAL people. One of the most difficult things to do in cinema. I congratulate you." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

M. M. Serra

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: Josh Lewis. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

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