Mark Street

Marseille Animation: Frozen Sisters (2016) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, structural

Cultural exports and imports waving in the wind.

Rental: $30

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $50

Mark Street

Fulton Fish Market (2003) 35mm, Mini DV NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

New York City's Fulton Fish Market explodes with movement, sound and color between the hours of midnight and 7 AM, Monday through Friday in lower Manhattan. Fish hooks flail, crates are ripped open, and tens of thousands of fish are arrayed in ice as discerning retailers and restaurant owners make the rounds. This lyrical, visually vibrant documentary reveals a profoundly tactile material world tucked away in the shadow of the digital age. Hand made effects and a haunting, sparse soundtrack underline the chaos and beauty of this teeming market. "… blends scenes of the legendary waterfront market filmed in the early hours of the morning with hand-painted, emulsion-scratched abstractions turning the place into something beautiful and mysterious." Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2/27/04.

Rental: $50.00 MiniDV rental price: 40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

Excursions (1994) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

In <i>Excursions</i> a cast of characters sift through their experiences as travelers in Mexico and Guatemala. A woman's relationship sours in the face of paradise. Two men beg a Mexican woman to sing for their tape recorder. A filmmaker wrestles with self-conciousness. A character from Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano fights off delirium tremens. Their voices mingle to inform film footage shot in the area, and reworked on an optical printer. "Real" journal entries mix with faux diaries, sound recorded by travelers on location, and excerpts from a novel to explore the boundary between travel and imperialism.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Mark Street

Winterwheat (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncrasy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film. "Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." -- Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990 Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation, 1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Lilting Towards Chaos (1990) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS is a chronicle of a three-year period of my life. The film attempts to capture the disgust one can feel at being solipsistic and self-involved, but also hints at the good that can come out of such introspection. The film delves into my thoughts about my particular emotional situation, but also shows my attempts to deal with the world outside, if only on a visual level. LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS invites the viewer to examine what I have chosen to show him/her about my life at that time, and determine which musings are honest and useful, and which are circuitous and self-defeating.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Blue Movie (1994) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Found Footage

A smattering of repeated performances culled from old porno films and hand-painted. A man bends over a body, but what we really notice is the wall behind him. A woman stares back at the viewer with annoyance. On the soundtrack Ana&iuml;s Nin declares: "but while I'm doing this I feel I'm not living."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Street

Trailer Trash (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage

A skewed take on film detritus: 35mm movie trailers rescued from the trash and affected by hand and digitally, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Mark Street

Alone, Apart: The Dream Reveals the Waking Day (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

An homage to two ramshackle cities, made up of footage shot while wandering. I meander city streets with a camera, looking to be haunted by unfamiliar vistas. I find solace in the forgotten landscapes, odd voices on a ham radio, shimmering water in a desolate harbor. Later I attack the film, moving it this way and that, trying to squeeze it against its will, wrest strangeness from the everyday.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Mark Street

Mark Street: Short Films Volume 1 1989-2004 (1989-2004) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

WINTERWHEAT- 8 min. 16mm, 1989. ECHO ANTHEM- 8 min. 16mm, 1991. BLUE MOVIE- 5 min. 16mm, 1994. SWEEP- 7 min. 16mm, 1998. SLIDING OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD- 7 min. 35mm, 2001. FULTON FISH MARKET- 12 min. 35mm, 2003. ALONE, APART: THE DREAM REVEALS THE WAKING DAY- 7 min. BETA, 2004. GUIDING FICTIONS 5 min. 35mm, 2002.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

A Year (2006) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal Diary & Journal

A tattered diary film. Middle age concerns swirl around me in Brooklyn and follow to North Carolina, and New Orleans (before the storm) and back home again. Video journal entries mix with 35mm abstract film images, sublime and inviting, suggesting an elegy for celluloid. As friends drift away I retreat into myself. Solipsism beckons, and I stave it off, barely. I contemplate my body falling apart, my kids growing up, changes and disappearances.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

Guiding Fictions (2002) 35mm, vhs, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images shot on walks in the forest with an old, twisted 35mm camera. The film trudged through the camera, on a last mission. I buried the film in the front yard. Let the dirt on the film kiss the dirt in the ground. Maryland humidity wore it down to its wisps. Much later, sound recorded in Brooklyn. Teenage skateboarders smoking cigarettes and jumping off the steps at my local subway entrance. A Russian festival in the park, much singing and speechmaking, all incomprehensible to me. The schism between the country and city, so clear at last." - MS

Rental: $30
35mm Rental: $30
VHS NTSC Rental: $30

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