Stephen Gebhardt

A Numbers Racket (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

My daughter, Elizabeth, counts from zero to one hundred-ninety-nine, while maintaining control of her reluctant cat. The first of the series of the growth cycle.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 4: The Kuchar Bros () 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

George and Mike Kuchar also known collectively as The Kuchar Brothers, discuss in elaborate detail, every aspect of their lives. No stone is left unturned. Without regard for their privates and seamier entrails, a glowing and super-duper account of the trails and tribulations of film-making at its lurid and titillating best is weaved right before your very eyes and ears. A stirring testament to the Bronx.- S.G

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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 2: Stan Brakhage (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art &artists, films about film

This film is a limited portrait of Stan Brakhage. The subject attempts to describe the experience that he is involved in by means of immediately responding to the aural and visual stimuli which surround and affect him. Brakhage involves the viewer in the subjective experience of the space in which he is seated, the camera, lights and technicians which created the experiential process. He further extends the parameters of the film's scope through the interjection of real or possibly apparent silence.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 1: Robert Nelson (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

The Forsythis's were in bloom, a grey kitten played on the steps, the sky was a vivid blue, Robert Nelson was at peace with the environment. Earlier that day, Nelson had shaved off his mustache, which he had grown for the last ten years. The discussion centers about the crises which led up to this event and the effect which such action might have upon the course of world politics. Nelson speculates as to the future of media and the socio-economic impact of gaslights upon the suburban Cincinnati microcosm.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Herman Nitsch: An Introduction to the O. M. Theatre (1969) 16mm, , 9.5 min

Genre: Documentary

A Document which describes Nitsch's performance at the University of Cincinnati, April 4, 1968. The ritual of the beginning is transformed into utter chaos and exhaustion at the conclusion of the performance.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Indian Joe And Popeye, Giving You Good Advice (1969) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance

Indian Joe lives in Cincinnati but does his Sioux dance thing at the drop of a hat, bonnet or what have you. Joe dances and alternately is rejected by his environs. Popeye puts it all together at the end through his having been there.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 3: Peter Kubelka (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, personal diary & journal

An early morning meeting with Peter Kubelka. The sobering light casts rigid structure to this Viennese waltz-cherub. Peter graces the occasion with a song and a detailed look at every aspect of his form. The experience was curtailed in anticipation of a more liquid situation.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Cincinnati Answer Print (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Film-maker Robert Nelson answers a broad range of questions, posed to him by the world at large. His answers are to the point and dig deep into the abyss of his soul. Never before has such a penetrating thrust into a man's psyche yielded such bountiful fruit. Bold. Unashamed.- S.G.

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Stephen Gebhardt

Headache (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, family

The second of a series of films which relate the growth and personality of my daughter. The film is a further reduction of the variables of filmic composition. The crux of the matter is Elizabeth and my reaction to her through camera.- S.G.

Rental: $30.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Bluegrass At Beanblossom (1969) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, music

This film is a personal document of the music and people who participated in the "Old-Time Music" Festival at Bill Monroe's Beanblossom, Indiana farm. Featured in this film are well-known performers such as Doc Watson and "not-knows" who find and give joy through their playing.- S.G.

Rental: $75.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Events and Stories, Part Two, Summer 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

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