Alan Sondheim

Compilation I (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Compilation II (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Untitled Frenzy of History, The (1984) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Symmetry Film and Summer 1981 (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Hudson+2 (1976) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Recapitulation and I Am Working on a Film (1981) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Sondheim

Sexual War Films (1981) 16mm, black and white, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Virgin (1981) 16mm, black and white, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Films 1-37 (1982) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Hollywood (1981) 16mm, black and white, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

The triangulation of three women and a man, set against the psychogeographical landscape of Los Angeles-Hollywood in particular. With Jocelyne Doray and Laura Parker. This film was designed as an $800 "feature" complete with characters. Its theoretical basis is from Luce Iragaray and others concerned with the phenomenology of feminine space. Los Angeles appears laid out like the flesh of a postmodern body. Characters speak and intermix their own and other' lines, and ruptured desire flows everywhere through the work. The film is also a strange homage to Los Angeles, with shots ranging from Laurel Canyon to the Central Market, from Pasadena through Hollywood... The landscape is always vaguely catastrophic, inscribing the characters in terms of one another, but -- as in a great deal more recent work -- identity is always fluid.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Alan Sondheim

Testimony of Love and War and Some Features of US Chemical Warfare In South Vietnam (1982) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Tasmanian Silent Films (1983) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Talking Cure and Into the Light (1989) 16mm, color & b/w, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Air (1983) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

This is the first of the longer mag-strip films which have given me considerable freedom of production. AIR consists of independent segments exploring both filmic and psychological issues. There is a long section, for example, taking off from Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, recapitulating some of the vocabulary of desire between the two lead characters. The film is a good introduction to the density of the rest of the work. The issues, as in the sailing section (concerned with the flatness of film motion in relation to soundtrack and subtitling ) are fairly clear-cut. The darker psychoanalytic/pre-symbolic concerns have not yet emerged. In this work, language is a delight.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Sondheim

Buffalo Silent Films (1983) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Concerned with bourgeois life, camera angle, bleakness, and "fissuring" of highly restrained or contained material. Silent films have always provided a degree of difficulty for me; they develop narrative as hysteria. In this instance, the work is buried in depression and a highly exact cinematography; the apparatus itself partakes of obsessive neurosis. Subjects include the bourgeois home, walking on a mountain, snow, and language (reading).

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Desperate Signal Films (1984) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Everywhere at Once (1984) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Mexico Laura (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

This film deals with the eroticization of memory in relation to "Laura" in Mexico. Different sections are concerned with different or varying presentations of the same material. Towards the end, Mexico begins to dominate. The visuals are taken from a 1950s travelogue film that is interspersed with the "ideal tango" music and a voiceover pointing out, through the adoption of a "poeticized Anglo voice," the inherent stereotypicality present. Instead of operating with a direct politics, however, the work hovers between issues of feminine and political space. The individual sections -- as so much of my work at this time -- reinforce and/or contradict each other, each seeming to take the film in a different direction.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Sondheim

This Is the Film in Which You Are Forgiven and This Is the Film in Which I Am Lost (1984) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

One Day in the Life of Tryon (1985) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Sondheim

Travelling (1985) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Using a Computer I Graph (1985) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Goodbyefilm and Asheville Snarl (1989) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

GOODBYE FILM docuements my leaving Nexus Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, in 1985. Everyone says goodbye. Obviously, this plays peculiarly like a combination home movie/conceptual work to anyone else. Who are these people? Why the varying degrees of emoting? It's unclear if absence or compressed presence is documented. ASHVILLE SNARL contains a number of experiments , mostly wth soundtrack, using a Magnasync recorder to create an authentic violence utilized in other films. Like EXPERIMENTS, this reel presents material in its "raw" state, before the devices presented were later worked into other structures.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Sondheim

Experiments (1986) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The reel includes a number of "experimental" works, including SISTERS (my first single-system mag strip film), LAURA?ALAN (condensation and displacement of memory), AQUARIUM, AQUARIUM II, etc. These works explore various techniques, such as single-framing in order to produce the illusion of three-dimensionality; sexuality and memory lost in the midst of single-framed images; overlays concerned with preconscious memory; fast and "almost-missed" narrative, and so forth. A lot of this work has gone into my longer films. This is an opprotunity to see material in progress that is nonetheless of interest in itself. These are some of the few films surviving from 1986-1987; the others were lost.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise Forge Mountaintop Blue Tanks (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Film accompaniment (with sound) for Damaged Life performances; Denise de la Cerda sings in various locations, with or without accompaniment; the film audio is part of the concert. Can be viewed on their own, or used during intermission or audience entry.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise/Drucker, Theatrefilm, Wilkesbarre, Breakers, TVX2 (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A collection of music/sound pieces with audio by my group (1986-90) Damaged Life. THEATREFILM relates a "hysteric" and occasionally inaudible narrative concerning a TV evangelist's sexual perversions; WILKESBARRE, filmed in my home town of Wilkes-Barre, PA, during a crafts festival, uses music from the event as input to a real-time on-site Damaged Life mix. TVX2 are two television pieces also involving the group.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Despair (1987) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A film of lyrical images documenting despair; it establishes a strange languorous mood throughout. My silent films are difficult to create; they must establish an inner and inchoate language for the viewer.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Insane Laura (1987) Super 8, color, 22 min

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Radiation (1988) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Sleazy and the Year 2000 (1988) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Alan Sondheim

Nina Hagan (1988) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Offensive Sexuality (1988) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Debrisfilm (1989) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Alan Sondheim

Sick and Violent Love (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Best Lovers of Numerous Others (1990) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Dirty Film (1990) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a film created from a number of found, undeveloped home movies; additional material concerned directly with sexuality and pornography was added. The whole, fading, becomes simultaneously text and subtext. This was a unique opportunity to rework unseen material, to colonize it.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Misrecognitions (1990) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Second Person Singular (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Singular Illumination of the Body (1990) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Accident in the Revolution, An (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Being Danger (1991) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Part-Objects Float to the Surface of Desperate Thought (1991) Regular 8mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Theory of Writing (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Thought (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Trance Film (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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