Tom Jarmusch

Alfredo (2000) DVD NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

ALFREDO is a 16mm film-to-video portrait of the artist Alfredo Martinez. The film watches Alfredo shooting guns, hanging out, playing video games, and working on guns. Sound was recorded during the filming, but it became evident during editing that the film was more evocative as a silent movie. "Alfredo . . . grew out of a firing range installation created by the conceptual artist Alfredo Martinez for the group show, "Quiet," in Tribeca. Ostensibly a silent portrait of the artist, the film's grainy, high-contrast montage of Martinez loading, shooting, stripping, and reassembling a frightening assortment of exotic, high-powered rifles and automatic pistols is implicitly mirrored by Jarmusch putting his own 16mm equipment through its paces. Images are over cranked, under cranked and then optically printed as freeze frames. By its climax, the film pointedly suggests a direct parallel between the violence and obsession of Martinez's onscreen fetishism and the invasive, voyeuristic assault of the cinema camera." -- Bill Raden

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
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Tom Jarmusch

documents, memory, for my friend Bill Rice (2006) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Soon after Bill's death in 2006. Bill Rice was New York York painter, underground film and theater actor, and writer. My video-film is portrait of Bill. I limited myself.to whatever material I personally had. I never explain who Bill is or what he did. _documents, memory . . . is an assemblage of super8 film, video of a reading of Beckett's _Endgame_ in Bill's East Third Street garden, audio cassettes of Bill speaking, photographs, and a few pieces of Bill's artwork, becoming this portrait of Bill Rice and a brief meditation on living, "_documents, memory . . . _ is an all-too-brief document of departed East Village icon, painter and actor Bill Rice." -- Andrew Lampert, archivist Anthology Film Archives. Notes: As an actor Bill Rice appeared in films by: Gary Goldberg, Beth and Scott B., Richard Kern, Jacob Burckhardt, Robert Frank, Jim Jarmusch, Andrew Horn, Amos Poe, Harris Smith, and plays by Jim Neu. Also appearing: Gary Indiana, Bette Bourne, Michael Cobarubias, and Jim Neu in some photographs.

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Tom Jarmusch

Sometimes City (2010) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 80 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

SOMETIMES CITY is a gritty and personal documentary portrait of Cleveland, Ohio. SOMETIMES CITY suggests the city's people, landscape, and decline. SOMETIMES CITY was conceived to include documentary, home movie, personal, and possibly fictional elements. SOMETIMES CITY originated from two different video installations with the intention that it would evolve into a film. As filmmaking progressed it became important to let different people speak, people that we do not usually hear from. I filmed a great deal and found what I would. The movie juxtaposes many scenes of residents and some performed music becoming kind of a "spare-parts scavenging of stories". The title comes from a poem by d.a. levy and part of one of his poems is read in the movie. SOMETIMES CITY was photographed during 2008 and 2009 using various consumer video formats, 16mm and Super 8 film. -- Tom Jarmusch

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