House by the River, A: The Wrong Shape
16mm, black and white, 34 min
the film is about the history of the family as a social institution. Various cinematic forms are appropriated by the film as a means of displacing and questioning the viewer/listener's knowledge and experience of subjectivity. The sound tack develops a materialist history of the family unit beginning in feudal Europe and delivered in th ewords of a young student giving a book report to his classmates.
The voice of this student, however, wavers between the authorial voice of the educational film and the hesitant voice of the student; between the pregnant pauses of a nervous young man and the stunbling of a 'bad' actor.
The image track alternates between subjective and descriptive camera positions, focusing on contemporary domestic and scholastic 'scenes'. The audience is divided between these contradictory practices and positions in a film which refuses to close in on itself or to offer a closed position outside of itself" D.W.
16mm Rental: $66.00
Earth is a Satellite of the Moon, The
color, 34 min
"The film describes an eccentric trajectory across a field of signifying practises in an attempt to map out certain areas of a leftist imaginary: The Land, The Martyr, the (national ) Liberation.
Patria Libre O Morir.
The two main characters (Michael Smith and Perry Hoberman) take on the name. "Robert Garwood" and begin to talk about a trip they took- or are about to take to Central America. Their constant discourse, both fragmented and fluid, is interrupted by two other voices: one Spanish and one English, as well as by a crawling text whose author alternates betweens the film-maker and the four characters. This voice-track-without-a-subject is paralleled by an image track dominated by a moving camera- a sliding camera- a camera that is always turning away" D.W.
16mm, color, 45 min
16mm Rental: $150.00
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