Russell R. Adams

Objects for the Sleight of Hand (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animated film of objects (drawn and hand colored) that I have never seen a magician use.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Cycle (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

A colored circle on a background of its complementary color. A reverse picture in which the circle and the background exchange. The complementary colors flash alternately as they progress slowly through the color wheel. As each cycle is completed the next cycle becomes faster until the alternating complementary colors change with each frame. An animated journey through a color-wheel of opposites.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Basha Alperin

Odabo Odoba (1981) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

ODABA ODOBA (Until we meet again odoba trans.) is the psychic adventure of a young child in search of his inner cultural identity. A trilogy of animated characters, representing his three aspects of conscienceness, journey through time -- encountering music, dances, and masks of Africa. The music consist of drums and chants from Cuba (Yoruba) and Senegal, and also an original jazz composition.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Basha Alperin

African Autumn (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"... opened my eyes to the joy, color and the music of Yoruba ritual and dance." -- Roger Larson "Is a multimedia, educational and artistic film, which creatively explores the power of nature. Educationally, I recommend this film for teachers and students of Anthropology, Religion, History, Dance, Film and for anyone who wishes to hear, see, and feel a story of life! Its creator, Basha Alperin, reveals her story through music dance and story narration. These are woven together with live action, special effects and a variety of animation techniques. It is a film that explores the Youriba religion and a way of life for not only one people, but for all people. Although specific in history, it is an open and generous gift." -- Richard Protovin, Professor of Film and Animation, NYU "An exciting film... I was particularly impressed with the musical interpretations, especially the way the bata drum was interwoven with the jazz music, adding another dimension to the folkloric and creative visuals." -- Mongo Santa maria, Afro Cuban jazz bandleader and musician "a great contribution to the artistic expression of the Yoruba culture in this country." -- Professor Robert Ferris Thompson, author and art historian Is at one and the same a dance choreography through the medium of film, and film choreography through the medium of dance. The art forms of this transformation of culture (from Nigeria, to Cuba, to New York) are symbolized by the transformation of the autumn leaves, whose cycle culminates in the brilliant colors of the Orisha (goddess) Oshun -- only to be born again.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Yvonne Andersen

Spaghetti Trouble (1963) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Comedy

Spaghetti-house customers and lazy waiters, beware! A mountain of spaghetti may await you! Featuring the comical, fascinatingly simple drawings of Red Groom, this film is sure to intrigue and entertain.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

Amazing Colossal Man, The (1964) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

Story, paper- mache characters, sets, animation, camera works, editing and sounds created by 12 children, ages 6-12, at the Yellow Ball Workshop, Yvonne Anderson Director.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

Meow, Meow (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A Yellow Ball-Ruckus Film. A lonely man finds a hungry alley cat and takes him home. The cat grows up fast. The man and the cat meet Green Face, the gangster.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

Yellow Ball Cache (1973) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

A collection of short cut out animated films made by students ages 5-15 at the Yellow Ball Workshop, 1965. Instructor: Yvonne Anderson.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gregory Anthon

Rhythm & Form; Grey Area III (1987) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Photographic animation is used to trace patterns of shapes found in nature from macroscopic to astronomic levels. Abstract images gradually dissolve into geometric forms until images of human life emerge, and finally return to abstract textures. A percussion soundtrack is used to emphasize rhythms inherent in the film. Videotape copies are available directly from the filmmaker.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shawn Atkins

Anastasia and the Queen of Hearts (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Shawn Atkins' work in animation spans from making personal narrative films to teaching workshops to at-risk youth and curating programs of experimental animation. An animated love story.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shawn Atkins

Travelling Eye of the Blue Cat (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

This photo-collage animation is a surreal fairy tale that begins when a girl is awakened one morning by a mysterious seagull. She follows the bird to an abandoned garden, where she discovers the edge of the world and a single tree bearing tangled red fruit. The girl takes a bite of the fruit and is catapulted into a startling, violent and extended metamorphosis.

Rental: $85.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ericka Beckman

Cinderella (1986) 16mm, color, 28.00 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"CINDERELLA is a musical treatment of the fairy tale. I have broken apart the story and set it as a mechanical game with a series of repetitions where CINDERELLA is projected back and forth like a ping-pong ball between the hearth and the castle. She never succeeds in satisfying the requirements of the "Cinderella Game". The film was sot MOS, the dialogue is lip-synched, and along with the out-front score and effects track magnifies the film's sense of alienation." E.B. 1984

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Ericka Beckman

Switch Center (2002) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

SWITCH CENTER is a tribute to the futuristic architecture of the Soviet post war period, and a reaction to seeing it transitioned to shopping malls or global corporate office structures. I was invited by Balazs Bela Studio in Budapest to produce a short experimental film in Hungary. I was the first American artist to be invited by this famous film collective after the fall of Soviet power. The collaboration took place in August 2000, culminating in SWITCH CENTER, a ten minute experimental documentary shot in many defunct Danube Water Works locations on the outskirts of Budapest. The architecture of a 1960's water purification plant, left intact for 25 years, inspired me to recreate the factory in sight and sound, and to juxtapose that with the present. While I was meditating on the animation of 3-story water tank, a Pokemon commercial was being filmed down the corridor.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Tom Bessoir

Linear I (1982) 16mm, black and white, 1.50 min

Genre: Animation

Choreography for a white line.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Bleich

Day the Friction Broke, The (1966) Regular 8mm, color, 3.30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Portrays by novel technique the release from mundane cares. In this fantasy of movement live actors become the subjects of animation and find themselves with unshackled spiritual freedom.

Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Brand

Cartoons (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 39.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

CARTOONS, including AN ANGRY DIG, IT DAWN DOWN, THE CENTRAL FINGER, BEFORE THE FACT, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKIN, NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES, and STILL AT WORK, is a series of playful films, each of which frames an aspect of the medium in an unlikely or ironical way. For instance, AN ANGRY DOG is handheld animation made from a Cracker Jack toy, and BEFOERE THE FACT, shows filmmaker Saul Levine with students trying to mimic exactly a previous tape recorded phrase and then trying to imitate each other imitating the recording. In IT DAWN DOWN an ordinary take-up reel is filmed as it spins making colorful and delicate patterns, even though the film is black and white. Each of the films presents a riddle or a joke about contemporary concepts in avant-garde film.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Bill Brand

Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt, The (1975) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Picture are seen through a maze of swarming dots. Sometimes the dots form a screen, sometimes they are the substance of the picture. The soundtrack quotes excerpts from a 1930 Franz Boas text about a Kwakiutle Indian shaman. The story serves as a metaphor for the struggle of an image-maker while the picture chronicles the particular struggle of the filmmaker developing a new style. In the Boas text, a man relates his learning the ways of a shaman. Doubting the magic in the shaman's practice, he wants to understand the method in order to fin out the truth. he learns the secrets of his teachers but finds only tricks. he then travels to the village of Kiskimo to witness the curing of an old woman by a famous shaman. There the man uses his own tricks to cure the woman when the older shaman failed. The shaman is then fooled into admitting that the traditional practice consists only of tricks. This film is about the desire to master the magic of the image while following a path of doubt and skepticism.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Emily Breer

Chicken (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Self-explanatory film. Animation and live action. Homemade and found fragments tortured on an optical printer. The dog barks are fake. The chicken came first.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Stork (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

... humorously insolent, reasonably funky found footage assemblages. Breer works in a similar, somewhat happier vein, her stork makes skillful use of crude animation and tacky opticals. -- J Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Fluke (1985) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A barrage of incidents are images connected, in sense, by nonsense. Fish leap on the heads of men riding camels in the desert./Ants crawling over planes flying upside down and in the water. A bear that can't get out of the frame by force of an optical printer. Animation, live, and found and filmed footage with similar soundtrack.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Brute Charm (1989) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

BRUTE CHARM consists primarily of images of animals I shot in Africa, combined with animation on an optical printer. A steady stream of conscious and unconscious visual choices loosely constructs a journey through the animal kingdom and my thoughts which developed around it. BRUTE CHARM is an exploration into our unsocialized selves. Lion Sex Flamingo Death and a yellow rubber glove in the Kenyan wild. There's mud in your Ear easier than an Elephant thru the eye of the beholder. "BRUTE CHARM, New Yorker Emily Breer's twenty-five minute African film ... left me muttering, "... she's a genius ... she's a genius ..."; and I am still at a loss of words to describe the inventive complexity of her work, overwhelmed as I am in recognition of a clear new genuineness of creativity engaging Film." -- Stan Brakhage, Rolling Stock Magazine

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Emily Breer

Superhero (1995) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Live-action, hand-drawn and computer graphic animation drive this high-speed fractured narrative about a Dionysian-like superhero who sometimes has to punch out Batman for being to goody-goody. SUPERHERO is an updated personalized humorous response to our traditional cartoon hero story.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

The Neightborhood Cat (1999) b&w, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment / nature, personal / diary / journal

"a quirky and completely hand-drawn animation, The Neighborhood Cat, is a work that just might challenge your notion of a cat's evolution." (Summi Kaipa / San Francisco Bay Guardian )

"... borders on the abstract with a squiggly cool cat that disdains its owner..." (TS/ The Chicago Reader)

Rental: $40

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, comedy, economics, ethnic / multicultural, family, films about films, history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

Animator Sarah Jane Lapp's Sweetface 2000-2013) is a "personal essay film which uses sugar production as a point of departure to explore a variety of relational moments that involve power, gratitude, and love. The film evolved from the filmmaker's hand-production of about 1,000 sugar packets, the majority of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000s." (SF Cinematheque)

Sarah Jane Lapp's personal essay film Sweetface probes the shadows of sugar and labor, love and power. Oscillating between interviews with striking Domino Sugar workers, her father, and her sweethearts, Lapp documents her own process of making and disseminating a thousand sugar packets, most of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000's. (NW Film Forum)

Rental: $150

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Mimo (1994-5) 16mm, b&w / color, 14 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic / multicultural , history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, spiritual / mystical

An expanded interview with a fellow ex-pat, my Romanian-born neightbor in Prague, Gusta Sibova.

Sarah Jane Lapp's "Mimo" establishes a heady connection between memory, art-making, the Torah, and marbles. (Rob Nelson/Minneapolis City Pages)

Rental: $100

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Bedtime Story (2008) 35mm , color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body, children / youth, comedy, family, personal / diary / journal

scored by Mark Dresser

Commission for Northwest Film Forum Short Run Series. An animation based on a screen test I conducted with Shael Polakow-Suransky for a related film, "Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist."

Rental: $50

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Raj (1994-95) 16mm, b&w / color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism , psychology & mental health

My first 16mm print ever made... in honor of Czech journalist Natasa Dudinska.

"... a poignant meditation on faith and spirituality expressed through the story of another survivor..." (Caroline Palmer/ Minneapolis City Pages

Rental: $75

Georg Anthony Svatek

Early 12 New York Song (2012) dvd, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Bottle of the Bulge, The (1975) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy, Family, Political / Social Activism

"A funny and gorgeous little animated story of the war between coke and pepsi -- the bottles come alive and form armies. The battle scenes are spectacular." Ron Padgett, Tap Journal

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Campbell

Gravuren DeSade (1993) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A whimsical look at some extreme forms of human sexual expression. Woodcut engravings are combined with film-scratch animation and chemically toned footage in this kinestasis style animation. My intention was to create a film that would look like an artifact; a long-hidden film with degraded images reflecting secret desires.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Frank Cantone Jr.

Visitor (1985) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A 'sci-fi' comedy, done with clay figures on a miniature set, about a large alien who lands in a town on a moon-like planet. The villages are terrified, but all it wants is a large 'Lunar Burger,' to the relief of the villagers.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Improvisation (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A stunning solo dance by Kei Takei involving numerous video effects. This video animation is part of the much-acclaimed DORIS CHASE DANCE SERIES that was presented on WNYC-TV, New York, in 1978.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Yogurt Culture (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Animated pen and ink Cartoon space-like drawings on transparent acetate sheets & silver paint superimposed plastic bubble packing material & plastic helmet approaching 3D without the use of 3D glasses. Part of a series of yogurt culture film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Asthma (1995) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Hand-processed, Political / Social Activism

A pro-smoking film for non-smokers made from an old smoking film and other footage. Hand-colored/cut-up SUPER smoking set to the complaints of a Juvenile about his parental controls, which he delivers in song form.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Cats Amore` (2001) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A film revealing our animal instincts. Half naked/half furry cats shake their hips and transform into human-like manifestations with too much make-up and sexy clothes. This film uses flat collage animated puppets and hand coloring of the film.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Cholesterol (1996) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

"Using collage and found footage, Colburn creates noisy portraits of our most simultaneously dreadful and beautiful desires (cholesterol-ridden food, alcohol, smoking, and a bit of sex too) to create a world where every image is in constant flux, shifting from glorious, colorful stability to scratchy, flickering cacophony all in a matter of micro-seconds". (program notes by Jeff Lambert 98)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Evil of Dracula (1997) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

A Hypno-Physycho-Vampiric spazzm of fanged advertisements with money-hungry, blood-thirsty grins. This animated film in FANGTASTIC color is enough to cause a line-up at your local Blood Bank. Made with home-spun special effects of funnel-vision and hand-colored film. With a Blood Draining soundtrack by the legendary Lyrical Monster Song Master Jad Fair and musical madman Jason Willett. Originally super-8. "Like a punk-rock offspring from a glue-sniffing union of Carol Burnett and Bruce Conner, Colburn shows us, through found-footage and a camera that won't sit still the reality of our sick, seventies heritage ... filtering it through layers of color and grime to reveal the uneasiness that accompanies the freewheeling attitudes that make up our current cultural consciousness." -- Jeff Lambert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

I Can't Keep Up (1997) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Come-hither pinup girls are sodomized by jittery lemurs in her 1997 film I Can't Keep Up; in What's On?, made the same year, a fist the size of Oprah Winfrey's head punches one side of the talk-show queen's noggin ("Any delight I can get out of fucking with the media, I'm happy about," Colburn deadpans); a detached foot's toes are mowed off by a lawn mower in 1998's A Toetally Solefull Feeture Pedsintation, which Colburn made with foot-fetish magazines she procured on The Block.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Lift Off (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

An interstellar Sex Capade of Astro-Porno-O-Naughts strobing and sucking through the Outer Limits. Nasty NASA Nymphets float through the Galaxies ... insinuating rocket blow jobs and releasing their Planetary Pleasures, ending in the dispersion of a capsule/parachute. Originally a double-projection of 16mm color space footage and animated, hand-colored collage animation Super 8. With an incredibly Spaced-Out-Dementia-Dirty-Tech soundtrack by Jad Fair and Jason Willett. Man's desire to fornicate with the entire Universe is finally fully realized. "Her orgiastic collages of found footage and animation pirate the images from the unceasing onslaught of our mass media era and turn them inside out, revealing the perversity we all expect is there." -- The Austin Chronicle

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Persecution In Paradise (1997) 16mm, , 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Music

PERSECUTION IN PARADISE (6:17m): A grotesque and celebratory flat puppet animation escapade. In this treacherous two-dimensional trouble tale, crazed crabs, ferocious female wrestlers and snake pits are but a few of the obstacles faced by two wacky musicians. Just when they reach their paradise inhabited by two bomb-shell jungle babes tempting them with exotic dancing they are ... well ... Persecuted in Paradise. An explosion of color and fun antics, with some bucking broncos, decapitation, and fingernail scratching thrown in for good measure.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

Secrets of Mexuality (2002) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Hand-processed

A dense and highly detailed film exploring sexuality in the specific realms of Mexican wrestling and kitsch paintings through rapid-fire transformations. Much of the film is hand scratched frame by frame, hand painted (over collage animation). This film was made as a commission by the Mexican Composer Felipe Waller and screened live in Europe and Mexico with live accompaniment by the Dutch group 'Martin Altena Ensemble'.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Skelehellavision (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Philosophical

This is a film exploiting inventive techniques of animation in an attempt to realize the world that may await us after death. Using found pornography as part of the film and literally scratching skeletons over the footage frame-by-frame.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (1999) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical," while containing stylistic affinities with older work, also presented more extended and inter-relational riffs, as well as a more nuanced pacing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martha Colburn

There's A Pervert In Our Pool! (1998) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Watch OUT! Because the underwater Cops are too busy with a rear entry in the deep end to help you if you decide to jump into this pool. It's overflowing with notorious perverts throughout History ... dunking, diving and splashing with giraffes in bondage, penguins with breast implants and a pack of dildo-fetching dogs. "Life Guards are being scratched by someone else's fingernails!" "Help! My shadow is Jerking Off Under ME!" "Trunks are being Pulled!"... Just a few lines from the brilliantly written and crooningly delivered poem by Fred Collins (an auctioneer on PCP) which is the soundtrack for this film, with perverted pool sound effects by Martha Colburn and Jason Willett. There's no coming up for air once you're in this film of OFF-THE-DEEP-END Collage, puppet and painted animation. Originally super-8. Bursting Color! "Short-burst-spazz-junk super-8 animation guaranteed to aerate your brain for the free flow of visual play and perverse humor." -- Craig Baldwin, Other Cinema

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Warren Collins

Musical Chairs, The (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A sexy and sinister allegory about the man who neglects to puts his house in order; live action and animation.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Pasaporte (Spanish) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Passport (English Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Artfilm (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

ARTFILM is condensed new art. Equal time of 1/12th of a second is given to art objects animated in living black and white. Patterns are created as shapes change into one another. The music has an effect on the images seen. It is fun to blink at. Aldo Ciccolini plays Erik Satie on the concert Grand. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Mince Meet (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated film of tiny images made of halftone and hard edges on rough and and smooth paper. They expand and compress, push each other, censor themselves, move, open, and leave an ominous feeling. Genuine home-made academy leader begins and ends this film. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Sacrifice (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An animated Miss America. It strips away the false facade to show the real facade. You'll see faces cut in half, ocean liners, a car, mannequins and marbles, a cow, a guy in pajamas, loose eyes, and 24 frames a second. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

She's The One (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

An animated girlie-whirlie of unknown proportions. Faces move through. A man walks out in the middle. The Chartbusters sing and play the sound. Fun with no apparent redeeming social value. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Todd Downing

Dirty Baby Does Fire Island (1998) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Mixing stop-motion animation with live action, "Dirty Baby Does Fire Island," tells the story of a naive baby doll named Dirty Baby who washes onto the shores of the Fire Island Pines. Dirty Baby experiences the decadent lifestyles of the community's inhabitants, learning all about sex, drugs and working out.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Don Duga

Bust Bag (1964) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Exploration of breast hangups of the male ego using collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Don Duga

Jungle Madness (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

I have mixed the image of the city and jungle in incongruous situations to make a film of extremes. A montage of abstract liquid pattern and collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Duga

Man (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Collage Animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Irene Duga

Turtle Soup (1967) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Animated and live. A train of thought dream experience of childhood, youth, old age; past, present, future; child, parent, grandparent; beauty, vanity, despair; dream, reality, illusion. --I. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Irene Duga

Pesca Pisca (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Animated and live. A sensual film of continuous orgasm of pulsating color and image. --I. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Ed Emshwiller

Thermogenesis (1972) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A film version of a videotape. In it my drawings are animated and colorized by using computers. Walter Wright and Richard Froeman were on the computers. John Godfrey helped with the video editing. I did the sound score. The original tape was done on 2" high-band color videotape, two computers, a Paik-Abe video-synthesizer, with studio chroma-keying and multi-generation video editing. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
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Ed Emshwiller

Lifelines (1960) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body

A combination of animated line drawings with live photography of a nude model. A play on the title (living lines, life model, procreation and hand life line).

Rental: $20.00
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Ed Emshwiller

Sunstone (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A film version of computer animation done using a digital paint program at New York Institute of Technology. Originally released as a videotape.

Rental: $30.00
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Victor Faccinto

Filet of Soul (1972) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: erotic

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 DVD NTSC

Victor Faccinto

Shameless (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Cut-out puppet animation. Not recommended for gentle sensibilities. Plagued by his redundant existence, Video Vic follows his instincts into an outer space environment, where he is faced with the cruel realities of his linear life. "Victor Faccinto's last cut-out film SHAMELESS exhibits a tension within the form. As real penises penetrate paper vaginas, and cut-out men investigate life-sized female parts, the film implies a potential synthesis of metaphoric and real action; the film also suggests the exhaustion of purely cut-out imagery by manipulation of materials, only now it is the film itself which is scratched, painted or cut." -- Ian Birnie, Art Gallery of Ontario

Rental: $60.00
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Victor Faccinto

Exercise (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

A rephotographic investigation of relationships between literal and visual material. Based on the theme 'spiritual redundancy'. --V. F.

Rental: $45.00
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Victor Faccinto

Book of Dead (1978) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"In BOOK OF DEAD, no human image can hide from the secrets the animator chooses to reveal. Figures walking on a beach grow satanic horns and tails; tiny pitchforks and snakes pierce the bodies of others. Murder, disfigurement and enactment of the basest lust are the actions most frequently depicted. Through drawings on the frame, the human beings in the initially innocent photographic images have been made to do the bidding of their own creator and suffer his many torments." -- Barbara Scharres, TRICK-FILM/CHICAGO, 1980 Catalogue

Rental: $50.00
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Crystal Field

Red Kimono, The (1980) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

... a film with animation and live actors: a mistress, a murder, and a Monstrous Mating of Love and Lust--in the interest of better art. --C. F.

Rental: $25.00
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Hollis Frampton

Heterodyne (1967) 16mm, color, 7.00 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Science & Medicine

Geometric animation made entirely by sculptural methods: cutting, punching, welding colored leader. HETERODYNE is related to some of my other work as RNA to a protein or polypeptide. It was made in abject (if blissful) ignorance of Paul Sharits' early work.

Rental: $40.00
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Hollis Frampton

Palindrome (1969) 16mm, color, 22.00 min

Genre: Animation

The menacing latin palindrome 'In Girvm Imvs Nocte Et Consvmimvr Igni' (By night we go (down) into a gyre/and we are consumed by fire) serves as epigraph to this animated film. Anima is imparted to 12 variations on each of 40 congruent phrases, metamorphosed from the chemically mutilated flesh of color film itself. "Hollis, clearly this one of your greatest films! Absolute perfection." -- Stan Brakhage. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berline, 1972

Rental: $44.00
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Hollis Frampton

Quaternion (1976) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"Strategy and imagery combat and aid each other in pairs. QUATERNION...a spatial figure of monumental attractions...interference...an undulating gyre. Hollis superimposes a fragmenting Muybridge-like grid of Cartesian elements (details of the fire ecscape outside the studio) against shots of rooftops superimposed in perfect scale with the billboard-like segments of an automobile, enlarged flower, and a spoon...panels of the 20' x 20' mural for the New York World's Fair in James Rosenquist's Broome Street studio--New York, mid-1960s. A discourse between the painter painting and the filmmaker criss-crossing one vector against another, undermining any single plane of reference. Rosenquist's paintings are like movie screens in which frames from several different films are superimposed and intercut. The studio becomes a theater within which image objects collide. The filmmaker reiterates the passage from identity to difference, generating a conceptual pre-literate space...a safari by Hollis into the categorical domains of artifactual debris."--Patrick Clancy

Rental: $30.00
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John Gati

Emotions At Sunset (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

By form, this film is an experiment of mixed cine media. The fusion of live action with abstract self-animated motions, special effects and symbolic scenes. By content, the film's main thought is about happiness. The plot is divided in three parts: illusion, disillision and reality. An experiment of style, where the mixing and super-position of live action with abstract and symbolic animation as emotive expressions obtained successful results.--J. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Gearey

Once Again (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A humorous, stop-animated homage to Vermeer's lady friend, who, in expectation of a telephone call, looks out the window. "The setting, a stark, angular room, the costumes, the lighting and the broken rhythms of the film had a surreal quality that reminded me of the paintings of Rene Magritte." -- Joseph Ornato, The Hartford Advocate Dance and Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1977

Rental: $20.00
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Janie Geiser

Babel Town (1992) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"In BABEL TOWN Janie Geiser extends her puppet performances to film, creating neither a filmed record of a puppet show, nor an exercise in puppet animation. Instead Geiser uses film and puppets to create a fable that glides between the animate and the inanimate, the miniature and the monumental. Through a window, a Girl escapes from a house where parental conflicts seem to hammer down the roof. Gliding through a dream-like environment, in her newfound freedom she encounters dangerous hurdles: rhythmically slicing scissors and the construction of a massive Tower of Babel, all accompanied by a percussive soundtrack of clicks, clangs, snips, sudden tocsins and tapped-out messages. Returning home, she discovers she has undergone an Alice in Wonderland-like change in scale and no longer fits in the confined boxes of family security. Her parents watch their now giant daughter through the window. "Geiser constructs a truly dream-like nighttime odyssey in which liberation is closely followed by threats, and escape from immediate family conflicts seems only a prologue to an encounter with demonic tools, hammers and scissors, which construct a larger (but still controlling) reality around the wandering Girl. In the Book of Genesis, the Tower of Babel led to the creation of multiple languages, and here the titanic heads that appear behind the tower linked by ribbons inscribed with hieroglyphics evoke an encounter with the power of language which can either further constrict the Girl or truly liberate her. Although she remains outside the house of her original confinement, there seems to be some regret as she explores the now diminutive houses with one hand, like a dollhouse of forgotten games, only to slink away like a surprised burglar as a flashlight beam illuminates her. The space she disappears into is ambiguous, like the freedom and threat she has found on her nocturnal journey. Was it all a dream? The hammering down of reality continues." -- Tom Gunning

Rental: $40.00
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Janie Geiser

Red Book, The (1994) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

THE RED BOOK is an elliptical, pictographic animated film that uses flat, painted figures and collage elements in both two and three dimensional settings to explore the realms of memory, language and identity from the point of view of a woman amnesiac. THE RED BOOK suggests the ways in which language defines us, and reaches back into dismemberment myths about the creation of different tongues through the breaking apart of bodies (in this case, the woman's body). As the film progresses, the submerged images of her stored memory appear and collide with the present world in circular rhythms, and there is a sense of irretrievable loss. "Images appear as in a graceful collage: glimpses of words are written in white vanishing ink; a woman is drawn in outline, as if she were a paper doll made of red construction paper. Everything is red, white, black, or gray in this smashing little film, which has graphic flair and a surrealistic edge." -- Caryn James, The New York Times

Rental: $35.00
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Janie Geiser

Secret Story, The (1996) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

THE SECRET STORY arose as a response to several beautifully decayed toy figures from the 1930s that were given to me as a gift. These figures, and other toys, objects and illustrations that I found from the period between the world wars, suggested a kind of unearthed hidden narrative which I have attempted to re-piece together, as if these figures were the hieroglyphics of a just-forgotten tongue. THE SECRET STORY revolves around the central figure of the woman, and her girl-double, who look somewhat like versions of Snow White. She wanders through landscapes of rivers and floods, home and war, and memory and illness, culminating in an ecstatic walk in the forest, suggesting both the dark and cathartic trajectories of the richest fairy tales. In his review of the 1996 New York Film Festival in Film Comment, Paul Arthur writes: "Geiser's film ... creates a child's vision of domestic immersion and foreboding out of crudely articulated antique dolls, toy blocks, and paper cutouts. Against a photographic background of a floodbound house, figures of mother and daughter exchange symbiotic knowledge of household routines, tasks, or games .... Recurrent images of a doctor and a nun, along with shifting veils of color, evoke a condition merging physical illness with spiritual floating. Although the 'secret' is never spelled out, the degree of emotional affect generated by or around Geiser's expressionless objects is compelling." THE SECRET STORY was chosen by Film Comment's Gavin Smith as one of the Best Short Films of 1996.

Rental: $40.00
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Janie Geiser

Immer Zu (1997) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

IMMER ZU is an elliptical, experimental animated film which evokes a mysterious undercover world of secret messages, cryptic language and indecipherable codes. Shot in luminous black and white, IMMER ZU uses miniature two and three dimensional figures and sets, as well as shadow puppetry, to suggest the urgency of a nocturnal mission, a mission of life and death importance. In this dark and richly atmospheric film, with a soundtrack collaged from several film noirs, meaning is constantly covered and uncovered in a shadowed journey toward eclipse. "The dark-meshed moires of the memory book in its pulp fiction edition forms obsidian riddles that cut time to ribbons. Life puts us in the critical condition of having to espionage with our own stolen recollection of events preserving them in code often difficult to retrieve as it sinks into the limited access of the mental underworld." -- Mark McElhatten, from the program for the 1998 New York Film Festival's Avant-Garde Visions

Rental: $30.00
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Madeleine Gekiere

Garden of Hieronymus, The (1982) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

Essentially an animation of Hieronymus Bosch's GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS. By fast motion techniques the horses are made to gallop, the birds to open their beaks and the figures to converse. It creates a relationship between the viewer and the painting quite different from looking at the static image and it affords a more intimate knowledge of the phantastic world of Hieronymus Bosch. Could readily lend itself to a lesson in art history. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Rapid Transit (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Edible animation. Silhouettes of black beans creating mandala patterns with frenzied percussion on track.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Candy Machine, The (1972) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

The man just wants a piece of candy. The candy machine just wants a piece of the man. A cartoon employing a novel xerox technique to combine animation and live action.--G. G. "A paranoid trip into subway surrealism with a lurking figure who is the archetypical molester, a carnivorous candy machine, a brilliant technique of animation that looks like crazed Crayolas run amuck..."--Harlan Ellision, L. A. Free Press

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Trikfilm 3 (1973) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A self-referntial animation, allowing the viewer to see the animator's hand and coffee cup, as well as pads of animated drawings. Amusing and educational for all ages, combining animation and live action in a manner reminiscent of the early Fleischer 'out of the inkwell' cartoons."-- Ron Epple, Picture Start. "Sprightly"--Howard Thompson, New York Times. A brilliant parody on animation, fast moving... breaking down the edges and definition of illusion. I loved this film, so funny and shot almost out of the corner of the mind's eye."--Stan Vanderbeek

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Club, The (1975) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"... a wickedly funny bit of animation... done in a kind of coloring book style that takes us inside an upper crust men's club, a bastion so male that after a few seconds we realize that everyone inside resembles that most distinctly masculine portion of a man's anatomy."--Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Head (1975) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

The animator, as actor, lives through his drawings which in turn become actors who influence his own self-image. A trick-film meditation on portraiture.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

It's an Okay Life (1980) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

IT'S AN OKAY LIFE is an animated speculation on the quality of life in the 21st Century. It follows the key events in the life of an anonymous man born in 20000 as if he were reading from his diary: education by video monitors, early professional life in 'Communiacation Spaces', cloning, computer crime and rehabilitation therapy 'life' choices at age 95: freezing or self-termination. Primarily a whimsical fantasy IT'S AN OKAY LIFE also contains some disturbing truths about our lives today.--G. G. "Wonderful as a catalyst for discussions on the future of society, the value system that will prevail, and inhumanity that may result..."--EFLA Evaluations, Mar.--Apr., 1983.

Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Flying Fur (1981) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Dance

FLYING FUR is a cartoon in search of itself: silly animals are on strike, a square man is doing a jazz dance, an angry house is chasing a wolf who turns into a carrot. These and other micro-episodes are woven together in synchronization with a 'Tom and Jerry' sound track (itself a frenzied pastiche of Basie and Bartok). While taking a firm position on violence, racism, and excessice coffee drinking FLYING FUR is essentially a love song to animation."--G. G. "Griffin is an experied animator who has worked in many styles, but this is the film which best integrates his graphic and conceptual interests."--J. Hoberman, Village Voice.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Thicket (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"In this most recent of George Griffin's animations, the solitary and searching figure of a man journeys through a dreamlike landscape. He briefly finds love in the form of a woman, then loses her. The plaintive score, 'Berceuse Elegaic' by Ferruccio Busoni, emphasizes the sense of isolation ans loss. Griffin describes the inspiration for the film as an elegy to the unconscious--a story about the corruption of sentiment."--Museum of Modern Art.

Rental: $35.00
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Red Grooms

Conquest of Lybia by Italia--1912-1913, The () 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A Ruckus newsreel animated, historical, documentary war photos."-R.G.

Rental: $20.00
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Red Grooms

Fat Feet (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound, pixilated and animated.--R. G.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Michelle Handelman

CandyLand (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Part of Handelman's studio performance series: "Cannibal Garden," here she slowly crawls across the floor -- the artist as obsessive devouring action machine -- consuming pure color in the form of hard crystals. Action and character become real-time animation. Available as DVD or video formats

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

Chronicles of an Asthmatic Stripper (2002) 35mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, comedy, dance, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, science & medicine

Commissioned by Mark Dresser Tour for live tour 2002...

Rental: $100

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Jerome Hill

Canaries, The (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A lesson in love-making. Handpainted animation on film. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
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Jerome Hill

Merry Christmas (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Christmas comes to New York together with Joseph and Mary on a donkey. Animation. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
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Henry Hills

Porter Springs 3 (1977) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

These beautiful, intricately animated reflections were unfortunately shot in ECO which has proved to be remarkably unstable, turning blue before I had an internegative made. Therefore, this is one of only three prints of this "elegant and serene experience" (Pat O'Neill). Please handle with care!

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Wallace Jones

Destination Unknown (1982) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Science & Medicine

In the future, spacefarers discover a habitable planet amidst the void of space, and land there to explore. They soon find themselves under attack by one of the planet's strange inhabitants. How the spacefarers react to this siege is a reflection of the nature of mankind. The film features dimensional stop-motion animation as well as live action. --W. E. J.

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Duo Concertantes (1964) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

An established classic. Steel engravings form a surrealistic dream world. P. Adams Sitney has written at length on the film in his book Visionary Film. It can be shown to any adventurous audience, young or old, and has never disappointed. The theme: resurrection, rebirth, flight into higher spheres was thought to be out-moded in this century's art. Evidently not, judging from the impact of the film on viewers. "Jordan's imagery is exquisite and eloquent, concentrating on simple, repeated use of particularly poetic symbols and figures, a conglomerative effect of old Gustave Dore drawings, 19th century whatnot memorabilia, all fused to a totally aware perception." -- Lita Eliseu, East Village

Rental: $30.00
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Larry Jordan

Gymnopedies (1965) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine, Spiritual / Mystical

The theme is Weightlessness. Objects and characters are cut loose from habitual meanings, also from tensions and gravitational limitations. A lyric Eric Satie track accompanies the film. Such a portrait seems necessary from time to time to remind us that equilibrium and harmony are possible, and that we will not dissolve into a jelly if we allow ourselves to relax into them: A horseman rides through the landscape, through the town, but never arrives anywhere in particular. An acrobat swings on a rope above a canal in Venice, and is content just to swing there. Nothing threatens to disturb them. This film is a total contrast to the Kafka-like oddities of Eastern European animation. "It is impossible not to hallucinate on your own while watching it." -- Lita Eliseu, East Village Other

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Orb (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A compact, full-color cut-out animation as ephemeral as the colors swimming on the surface of a soap bubble. The eternal round shape, the orb -- sun, moon, symbol of the whole self -- balloons its inimitable and joyous course through scene after scene of celestial delight, fixing at last as the mystical globe encasing the lovers whose course it has paralleled throughout the film. People who have shown OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE over and over have now decided it's OK to book this film. "More complex than the art work in The Yellow Submarine." -- Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Press

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The (1977) 16mm, color, 40.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Using the cut-out style of animation I tried to marry the classic engravings of Gustave Dore to the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge through a classic narrator: Orson Welles. It's a long opium dream of the old Mariner (Welles) who wantonly killed the albatross and suffered the pains of the damned for it. "The film, far from being a mere visual accompaniment to the poem, has an integrity of its own. Throughout the film, serpents, butterflies and other creatures from Jordan's earlier works such as DUO CONCERTANTES and GYMNOPEDIES appear, bearing the unmistakable signature of the artist, creating mysteries, subtleties and rich asides. These are the strokes of genius, the touch of the craftsman, which have turned old material into new, translating 19th century art into a totally new kind of masterpiece. The Mariner lives as he has never lived before." -- Carmen Vigil, San Francisco Cinematheque

Rental: $125.00
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Larry Jordan

Ancestors (1978) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

ANCESTORS is a film about spiritual forefathers and mothers in a purely fanciful sense. These are classical figures, anatomical figures, fairy tale figures and romantic figures all thrown in together -- all my creative root-sources, in a kind of playful tribute. Like part 2 of DUO CONCERTANTES, it's a moving single picture, now doubled.

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Moonlight Sonata (1979) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Animated to the rhythms of Eric Satie's Gnossienne V. The moon and moonlight are the guiding lights of this visual interpretation, and I have kept the backgrounds in soft greens and blues. Only the cosmic tumbler, whose enigma is emphasized by his red color, breaks this pattern. Satie's music simplified and refined the imagery, made it the celestial circus I have always dreamed of. SONATA begins a new phase in my animation. I am finally getting in touch with the real poetry possible here. All works of art seem to come ready-made with their own sets of rules. And in this film only very simple movements were permitted.

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Carabosse (1980) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Animation, also of a new order in the recent series of short works. Mostly on black space, the figures in blue perform a very compact and jewel-like opera in surreal form, again to Satie's piano music. Ideally, the film should be projected on a 30" wide white card sitting on a music stand, center stage of a large auditorium or music hall, with sound from the projector piped into the big speaker system. The film is most effective this way, but can be shown normal-size also.

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Finds of the Fortenight (1980) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

This is a very different animation. A series of surreal titles are rapidly alternated with the cut-out animation movements. The titles are often simple and the words and images combine easily into an eerie flickering superimposition. But I also was interested in pressing this technique to the limit of informational overload. Sometimes the eye is lost in the flashing barrage of words and pictures. Sound would have been too much, so I left it silent. The titles are by collage artist and painter, Jess Collins.

Rental: $35.00
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Larry Jordan

Masquerade (1981) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation

For the first time I am animating hand-painted engraved cut-outs on a full-color background. The film is mood-filled: A duel scene in a snowy forest, obviously the morning after a masquerade ball. Harlequin lies dying, while Red Indian walks away with the wings of victory. The woman between them appears, cat-masked. The mask dissolves away. Her spirit passes into the face of the sun upon the sun upon the sun flower. But Harlequin cannot escape death. The blue world engulfs him.

Rental: $20.00
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Herbert Kosower

Face, The (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Based on the original engravings of Piero Fornasetti. An animated bit of whimsy triggered by the premise that IDEAS lead to IDEAS. In what has been described as 'film absurdity' Kosower manipulates a soman's face into the bizarre and the beautiful. New York film critic Judith Crist said at the New York awards presentation that it was delightful to find such a whimsical and well-done film among the seriousness of so many other films in the festival. --H. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Irving Kriesberg

Pastoral () 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Free symbolism generated by the flow and change of forms; beautiful. --I. K. "Unique; extraordinary sustained emotion." --Hans Richter

Rental: $30.00
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Yoji Kuri

Ningen Dobuten (Human Zoo) (1962) 35mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A short film by one of the Orient's best known animators and cartoonists, the Walt Disney of Japan. -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $35.00
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Standish Lawder

Runaway (1969) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Lawder achieves the perfection of all his techniques in a small six-minute film called RUNAWAY, in which he uses a few seconds of cartoon dogs chasing a fox. By stop motion, reverse printing, video scanning, and other techniques, by manipulating a few seconds of an old cartoon, he creates a totally new and different visual reality that is no longer a silly, funny cartoon. He elevates the cartoon imagery to the visual strength of an old Chinese charcoal drawing." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "A classic of modern cinema. A penetrating examination of undercurrents in film visualization. In short, a terrible film based on a bad joke." -- Tom DeWitt "A kind of anti-film which illustrates the endless idea of a film being eternal - the loop, the cycle, the motorcycle, the motor mechanism of, in this case, running dogs. Running in such a loop that it becomes self-destructive. The anti-film, which is in a way to say, 'I am for film!'" -- Stan Vanderbeek "... a delightful piece of madness ... a modern Ballet Mecanique." -- Herman G. Weinburg

Rental: $30.00
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Standish Lawder

Roadfilm (1970) 16mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Music by the Beatles. A spectacularly silly film of animated outrageousness. Why not do it in the road? Award: Ninth Foothill Int'l Independent Filmmakers' Exposition, 1970

Rental: $30.00
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Standish Lawder

Raindance (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

RAINDANCE plays directly on the mind through programmatic stimulation of the central nervous system. Individual frames of the film are imprinted on the retina of the eye in a rhythm, sequence, and intensity that corresponds to Alpha-Wave frequencies of the brain. RAINDANCE becomes an experience of meditative liberation beyond the threshold of visual comprehension. Vision turns inward. The film directs our mental processes, controlling how we think as well as what we see. Images fuse with their afterimages, colors arise from retinal release of exhausted nerve endings, forms dance across short-circuited synapses of the mind. RAINDANCE was made entirely from a scrap of found footage taken from an old animated cartoon representing a sheet of falling rain. The cartoon was called, "The History of Cinema."

Rental: $64.00
16mm Rental: $64.00

David Lebrun

Tanka (1976) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

Tanka means, literally, a thing rolled up. The film, photographed from Tibetan scroll paintings of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, is a cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons, an animated journey through the image world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. "With his dazzling TANKA David Lebrun has filmed a series of Tibetan paintings of mythological subjects and then programmed his footage into an optical printer to create the illusion of animation. The dazzling, vibrantly colored result is a series of dancing gods, wild revels, raging fires and sea battles between monsters." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times "An extraordinary film." -- Melinda Wortz, Art News "TANKA is brilliantly powered by the insight that Tibetan religious paintings are intended to be perceived not as in repose but as in constant movement. The water and flowers seem to dip and sway, the birds to fly and the god to move his arms sinuously." -- Edgar Daniel, American Film

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Obscenity (1981) 16mm, black and white, 27.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

OBSCENITY seeks to find a common history among men. This examination uses animation derived from men's magazines, 'documentary' footage of working men, and personal commentary. The aggression that men in this culture are conditioned to act out, in all its gaudy and ultimately lethal manifestations, is considered with a unique syntax of filmic expression. --D. L.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Francis Lee

Film-Makers' Showcase (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Made for the famous New York "Film-Makers' Showcase" screenings at the Gramercy Arts Theatre (now defunct). Features clips from Cooperative releases, production shots of film-makers, plus animation. Free, if requested, with bookings totaling over $100 for one screening.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Erik Leiser

Psalms (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Political / Social Activism

Psalms composites a mixture of Stop Motion Animation, 2d Animation, Computer Animation, Pixilation, and Live Action to produce a surreal adventure into the Soul. Psalms delivers a journey of visual emotion which portrays the pains of humanity and it's need for redemption.

Rental: $20.00.

Erik Leiser

Prelude (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

Prelude is a mixture of Stop Motion Animation and Live Action which deals with issues of the media's influence on sexuality, the idea of the drug within the span of civilization, and the concept of self hopelessness. Prelude offers a clue towards hope.

Rental: $20.00.
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Erik Leiser

Landvaettir (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Erik Leiser takes us on an unforgettable journey across the Icelandic landscape as he mixes Live Action and Pixilation techniques to present an enchanting and timeless nature, as seen through 'second sight'.

Rental: $20.00.
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Ransom Note (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

An animated note to the audience. In a way an experiment in audience participation since it asks the audience to perform certain tasks. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeanne Liotta

Loretta (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Sound by Carlo Altomare A photogram opera of laborious incarnations and corporeal dissolutions, this abstract direct animation takes the form of a woman or an aria, dissolving into the infinite. Living in time as high drama. Yellow conceived of as light materialized; a pure value emitting a particular frequency of energy, a dialectical manifestation of phenomena in flux, like any other movie "I love that which dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." -- Rene Clair

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lenny Lipton

Powerman (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A homage to the superhero. Lipton's only animated film. The song "Powerman" is performed by Rogue Streib's East Bay Symphony, with the filmmaker singing lead.

Rental: $20.00

Dan McLaughlin

God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1963) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"...or 3,000 years of art in 3 1/2 minutes."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Keep Moving (1984) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

In a succession of still photograph and live footage images, two characters walk, run and gaze across an industrial-looking street-end over which trains pass constantly. The repeated actions focus attention on the relationship between the human life depicted within the confinement of the frame and the unseen world beyond the frame.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

16mm Sale: $500.00
3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $250.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Deanna Morse

Starcycle (1978) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Metamorphic life cycle of a cartoon star.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Liliana Dalen

Zygote (2011) BW , min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Scratch on 16mm black leader
Zygote: a diploid cell resulting from the union of two haploid gametes; a fertilized Ovum.

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Suzan Pitt

Crocus (1971) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Her film CROCUS is about the artist's family life - giving the baby a glass of water, going to bed and making love. The CROCUS drawings poetically interpret an act of love during which a wild assortment of moths, birds, flowers, and vegetables - including a huge cabbage - float through the room and out the window." - Philip Larson, curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis "CROCUS is a sophisticated fantasy, which provides a parade of images as a man and woman make love - her style is amusing and very much her own, with many surprising and delicious touches." - P.K., San Francisco Chronicle

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Suzan Pitt

Jefferson Circus Songs (1973) 16mm, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS alternates and sometimes combines life-size cardboard animations with live performances by children and the effect is entirely unified and delightful." - Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers Newsletter "Suzan Pitt [Kraning]'s films possess an absolutely cosmic sense of patience, of things happening at their own speed and with their own logic. Made with children, JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS is a string of puzzling little episodes, some using cut-out animation, some featuring a pixilated cast clad in moppet wigs with stockings stretched over their faces. After its screening at the 1973 New York Filmmaker's Expo, critic Rex Reed noted that 'most of it is quite sophisticated and brilliant. It's likeable because it's perfect for what it is - a fantasy - and such things, if done well and with talent and vision, need no outside logic ... like looking into a Faberge egg.' " - Ron Epple, Media and Methods

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Preston

Conversations In Limbo () 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Social and political satire, using animation techniques." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Directions of Harry Hootan, The () 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Abstract, containing many types of animation and live photography of some 'light sculpture'. Julian Beck reads some of Harry Hooton's epigrams, called 'Directions' -- Hootan was an Australian poet and anarchist philosopher. With electronic music." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Ecstacy () 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Animation created from the advertising blocks on the Machaty flick starring Hedy Lamarr." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Manifesto () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

"A spirited declaration of a personal credo, painted on film." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Paperdolls () 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

"An experiment with the hand-held photograph and a little animation, using stills by Jack Smith and from girlie magazines. Based on the Thomas Dekker stanza: 'Beauty is but a flower/which wrinkles will devour/ death fall from the air/ dust hath closed Helen's eye/ I am sick, I must die/ Lord have mercy on us." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Son of Dada () 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"An animated satire, utilizing fine art reproductions, and satirizing Art, Money, Sex, Politics, Advertising, H.U.A.C., the Spirit of Christmas and including a sequence of anumated Picasso paintings." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bradley A. Rappa

Utopia (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

Utopia is an experimental animation that utilizes layers of traditionally painted cells, rotoscoping, xerox copies and double exposed footage. Here, Narcissus is represented as a female artist who possesses the power to create and inhabit her own realm of existence.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hans Richter

Rhythm 21 (1921) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"Richter's first film, RHYTHM 21, stands at the very beginning of the avant-garde film movement. For the first time, a film has utilized the movie screen as a directors substitute for the painters' canvas, as a framed rectangular surface on which a kinetic organization of purely plastic forms is composed. For normally, the movie screen is perceived as a kind of window, more or less arbitrarily circumscribed, behind which an illusion of space appears. In RHYTHM 21, high contrast, it is a planar surface activated by the forms upon it. Thus its forms, like those of abstract painting of its time (especially Mondrian and Van Doesburg), have no physical existence except on the screen, nor do we sense their lateral extension beyond the limits of the screen as is usually the case with images created by camera vision. In RHYTHM 21, the screen is articulated by movements of mathematical percision and maximum of graphic clarity. Its content is essentially rhythm, the formal vocabulary is elemental geometry and the structural principle is counterpoint of contrasting opposites."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Rhythm 23 (1923) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"More complex than RHYTHM 21, the film is nonetheless a logical extent of Richter's conviction that film is modern art. Again, the orchestration of basic geometric forms according to precise rhythmical patterns is the basis for this second experiment. The construction of a system of shutters on strings, and moveable slides, enabled Richter to film light reflections on a screen instead of having animated 'cut-outs.' The premier at the UFA Kurfuerstendamm Theatre in Berlin ended in near riot."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Film Study (1926) 16mm, black and white, 3.45 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

"Richter's first film in a Surrealist vein the mood of FILM STUDY is lyrical and poetically evocative. Its magic propels us into a world fantasy, forcing us to dream with open eyes, as objects and forms float past, transforming themselves as if by a logic beyond rational comprehension. The music is by the noted composer Darius Milhaud."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Nerve Tonic (1995) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animated. A study in screen depth and bi-pack shooting. Rayograms in explosive shimmering colors. Awards and Exhibition (selected): Screened as an installation piece, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia; Knitting Factory, NY; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Director's Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Trigger Happy (1997) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animated. Dancing in the street with thousands of objects picked up from the street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Filmed in delirious Black and White Hi-Con. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Knitting Factory, NY; Mill Valley Film Festival; Northampton Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Yours (1997) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Live Action/Animation. A sentimental love song is revisited in psychedelichrome. "Take whatever you got before seeing this one, kids, and you'll thank us!" -- New York Underground Film Festival program Exhibition: Premiere, Getty Museum, LA; Three Rivers Film Festival; Honolulu Underground Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; NY Underground Film Festival; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Zagreb. Collections: Academy Film Archives; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Four Buggy Videos (1976 - 2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, cameraless, comedy, ethnic & multicultural , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health , science & medicine, spiritual & mystical , structural

A set of four short shorts referencing supposedly insignificant creatures to explore Rosenthal's lifelong topic of human identity and values. In the first, her father speaks of a spider sharing his underground bomb shelter; in the second, insects and reptiles combine body parts; in the third, flies attempt to escape the bus she is riding form a repressive nation to a free one; and in the fourth, a colony of ants bury their dead in her children's toy. Her themes of irony and tragedy are apparent. Original music and photos by DJ RoBeat; appropriated music by Arlo Guthrie

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

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

Margie Schnibbe

No Budget Video Favorites (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A compilation of 12 live action and animated shorts (1994-1998) from the filmmaker's (Margie Schnibbe) boho life on the Lower East Side and in Los Angeles, including HANS OBJECT OF DESIRE, MISTRESS SAMANTHA DIET DOCTOR, MEGUMI PORTRAIT OF A DOMINATRIX (starring Megumi Nakai), ART FARM (filmed at Kostabi World Soho), Margie's Easter Parade performance, and her installations at New York's Hotel 17 & Mars Bar, highlights of Margie's foot fetish show on Manhattan Public Access and more.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Ronald Schwarz

Before Mickey Mouse: A History of American Animation (1982) 16mm, black and white, 58 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Harry Smith

Mirror Animations (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"If, (as many suppose), the unseen world is the real world and the world of our senses but the transient symbols of the eternal unseen, ad limiting ourselves to the aesthetic experience's well-known predilection for the eyes and ears, we could logically propose that any one projection of a film is variant from any other. This is particularly true of MIRROR ANIMATIONS. Although studies for this film were made in the early 1960s, the non-existence of suitable printing equipment until recently, my inability to locate the original camera footage until 1979, and particularity, the lack of an audience ready to evaluate L. Wittgenstein's "Ethics and Aesthetics Are One and the Same", in the light of H.C. Agrippa's earlier, "there is no form of madness more dangerous than that arrived at by rational means' have all contributed to delaying until now the availability of a print in the full mirror-reverse from originally envisioned. I hope you like it." - Harry Smith

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Harry Smith

Heaven & Earth Magic (1961) 16mm, b & w, 66 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"The first part depicts the heroine's toothache consequent to the loss of a very valuable watermelon, her dentistry and transportation to heaven. Next follows an elaborate exposition of the heavenly land, in terms of Israel, Montreal and the second part depicts the return to Earth from being eaten by Max Muller on the day Edward the Seventh dedicated the Great Sewer of London" - Harry Smith

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Harry Smith

Early Abstractions (1946 - 1952) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual / mystical

Early Abstractions is comprised of six films that vary in length from 2 to 5 1/2 minutes. The works were produced over a 7 year period from 1946 to 1952. As Jonas Mekas has said, "You can watch them for pure color enjoyment; you can watch them for motion- Harry Smith's films never stop moving; or you can watch them for hidden symbolic meanings, alchemic signs. There are more levels in Harry Smith's work than in any other film animator I know." Inspired by Native American cultures, jazz, the Kabbala, and surrealism, Smith assembled his own cinematic universe of shape, color, light and time. Early Abstractions reveals the whimsical, mystical side of experimental animation. To create No: 2 Message From the Sun, a film that Smith said "takes places either inside the sun or in Zurich, Switzerland," the artist applied round, removable stickers to the filmstock, painted the film, and then coated the surface with Vaseline. When the stickers were removed, the circles remained in outline and another layer of paint was applied. Thus as the film is projected, the circle' rhythmic patterns seem to travel and grow in intensity through the layering and merging of colors.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Michael Snow

A to Z (1956) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A cross-hatched animated fantasy about nocturnal furniture love. Two chairs fuck.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An experimental film poem in celebration of life and visions. Techniques include live action, animation, montage and found images. Exhibition: New York Film Festival; Arles, France Film Festival; Canadian Women's Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Lynne Toland

Dot-to-Dot/Vacant Lot (1988) Super 8, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Dot-to-Dot"--A rotoscoped, line drawing animation isolating fragments of images and gestures of a one year old girl exploring and learning to recognize things. It is done in a style to imitate numbered connect the dot games for children. "Vacant Lot"--Brief images separated by bleached clear leader to create after images, about a sense of impermanence and transparency vague threat, things slipping away from the physical world and implanting themselves in the memory.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Inroduction To Oobieland (Oobieland Part One) (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Using hand-painted film, animation and an inventive soundtrack, INTRODUCTION TO OOBIELAND is an exploration of gateways: a repeated series of movements from the familiar and safe to the unknown and dangerous. Cycles are left incomplete. Chases are never consummated; the day ends with no promise of rebirth. In this way the film touches on our oldest instincts, leaving us saddened and scared by the knowledge of a world that will never know freedom through the completion of action; safety through the sanctification of place.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Computer Animation (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Animation

BIRDS, ANNA'S AMAZING MOVING ANIMALS, A WARM DAY COMES AFTER A COLD WINTER, RELATIVES IN X, Y AND Z, THE WINDOW and KINGSBURY BEACH

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 7 () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Calligraphic computer animation of the enigmatic poem 'There is no way to peace- Peace is the way.' Black and white animation is colored by Brown/ Olvey. This film with soundtrack by John Cage is a lyric accidental stylization of christian myth/crosses. The patterns are written by random programs on a computer with help by Ken Knowlton." S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

See, Saw, Seems () 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Juxtaposed to what we see... is what we think we saw...this is, the memory of dream is as real as the dream itself, but it is completely different from the dream. This film is an experiment in animation, in which the eye of the viewer travels deeper and deeper into each scene, finding new relationships and visual metaphors in what appears at first sight, a simple scene. Symbolic intention is the mother of symbolic retention..that is, sight you are..if you think you are" S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Transforms () 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Computer animation tricks the eye to believe space and 3d. This film made at the University of Toronto is an experiment in international remote-control film making. Made in ciooperation with a Canada Council grant and the programming help of Les Mezi and Tom Britton. Demonstrates the ease of making drawing into a computer image." S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Who Ho Ray No. 1 (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"The shapes of sound filmed from a computer system that reproduces analog patterns from sounds. This pioneer work in animated computer mandalas is a lyric abstract song to the analog molecular rhythms of the computer. "S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

You Do, I Do, We Do () 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Body, Erotic

"A visual trip of unfolding unconscious drawings that reveal themselves only to change again. Animated biological and erotic day dreams of men into beasts by one of the leading animated film experimenters in the country, inspired by a trip to Haiti." (S.V.)

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Astral Man (1957) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"An animated vision... a subliminal glance at man in light and space" S.V.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Vanderbeek

What, Who, How (1957) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated collage film, a landmark in the beginning of social surrealism and pop art in 1957.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Achoo Mr. Keroochev (1959) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A sneezing, displeasing, crooked-looked of visual pratfalls by a patented politician in animation and live." S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Dance of the Looney Spoons (1959) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

An animated and live action fantasy, the loop de loops of ten spoons, forks and tableware ... a parable in the shape of a soup spoon ... conceived as a children's film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Man And His World (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Computer animation in four languages

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lloyd Williams

Wipes (1964) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A jigger of pure visual tonic; a program de-lighter. Bright colors and lively music, it's fast - fast - fast."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sheri Wills

Effigy - specimens 4 to 12 (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

EFFIGY - SPECIMENS 4 TO 12 is composed of digitally animated photograms that were created by placing organic materials directly on unexposed 35mm film and flashing it with light. "The whole atmosphere of Effigy seems to be on some extreme precipice of human existence, either within the womb or at the first moments after one's death." -- Virgil Wong

Rental: $40.00 sale price: 75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Charles Wright

Surprised (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

An abstract hand-drawn cartoon set to original music. No shape, line, edge surface or background can be taken for granted for very long before turning out to be something else.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Finkelstein

Radiant Emanators (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A holy scripture appears floating in outer space. It is covered with text, copiously illustrated, and refers to a wide range of fanciful incidents, including Walt Whitman's trip down the Long Island Expressway, the trials of a pregnant teenager, and ballerinas who stuff their toe shoes with newspaper, among many other things. An illuminated manuscript, based on a fully improvised performance, Radiant Emanators mediates on the effect of uneven sources of light on written texts, and on the way our uneven readings of our own cultural texts determine our views on genocide, sexual freedom, and our general consciousness

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

David Finkelstein

Earth And Moon In Love (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 21 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

At the climax of Percy Shelley's lyrical drama, "Prometheus Unbound," Mankind is delivered once and for all from tyranny, and the Universe celebrates his new-found freedom and self-mastery. As part of this celebration the Earth and the Moon fall rapturously in love. This musical setting for acclaimed countertenors RANDALL WONG and JOHN COLLIS places the amorous planets among floating panels of scenery which illustrate almost every line of the text, creating a visual/musical feast which is at once silly, mystical and delirious.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

David Finkelstein

Lovely Academic Slaughter Houses (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Philosophical

Inside the card catalogue of the University library, Greek boys and pin-up girls gamble on the Acropolis. Meanwhile, out in the real world, parfait desserts and unruly children are floating by in uncontrollable clouds of bubbles. Based on a fully improvised text, this video meditates on how the boxlike conceptual thinking of academia attempts to grapple with sexuality, gender, culture, and the unclassifiably bubblelike flow of reality. Multiple layers of meticulously crafted imagery help the viewer to make sense of the complex text and music.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

David Finkelstein

Display Devices (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Based on a completely improvised performance, "Display Devices" juxtaposes meticulously animated digital images with floating, spinning grids of color, to create a pixelated universe, in which tiny rectangles of pure color are combined into images which display coded messages of gender, philosophy, and urgently personal visions. Male peacocks display their feathers, warriors don their war bonnets, Carmen Miranda decks herself out in a fruity hat, and cocoa wafers dissolve themselves into cups of cocoa, while a lush musical score and constantly shifting visual perspectives lift the viewer into a dizzying flight through perceptual space.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Lloyd Williams

16mm Experimental Films by Lloyd M. Williams (1952) 16mm, black and white, 116 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

Disc 1 Wipes (1:00 1964) Grand Prize Canyon Film Festival. Less Poisson's (2:03 1952) 'Animated cut-outs of life under the sea.' A film for children. Jabberwock (4:23 1959) from the poem by Lewis Carroll won the Silver Award at the Cannes Festival in 1959 Opus #5 (5:21 1963) Creates a mood of nightmare terrors at once indefinable and affecting They're off (7:42 1959) A satire movie about sports car racing at the Little Lemans, directed while at New York University and very populare among sports car devotees The Creation (1:18 1963) A million years of life in one minute. Wipes (1:00 1964) Disc 2 Wipes (1:00 1964) 'A jigger of pure visual tonic.' Line of Apogee (45:00 1966) Filmed over a period of four years; this is a record of the sights and sounds of many nights of dreams before they fade away. Grand prize Independent Film-Makers Competition St. Lawrence University. The well known electronic music composer Vladmir Ussachevsky thought so much of Line of Apogee that he composed the original electronic musical score for the movie. The sound track for the movie was released by New World Records Film Music along with the Suite from No Exit; the DVD of the score is 80389-2 DIDX 006272. Rainbow's Children (23:33 1975) Experimental film, Diploma D'Excellence Festival D'International Cinema Montreal, Original Electronic sound track by Suzanne Ciani. Rainbow's Child (13:57 1997) Cinemtography by Lloyd Williams edited by Adrian Salsgiver Wipes (1:00 1964)

16mm Sale: $75.00

Martha Colburn

Meet Me in Wichita (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

This work throws Osama Bin Laden into the fairytale Land of Oz. A combination of watercolors, collage and paint on glass animation, this film is a play between fact, fiction, politics , fantasy, terror and morality.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Don't Kill the Weather Man! (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

-based on 'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' by Guillaume De Digulleville 1437- in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum and Archive in Philidelphia, PA. A commissioned project by the museum. "'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' is a French medieval illuminated manuscript; a moralizing Christian romance, one in which death is always looming. I selected various characters and narratives from the manuscript and cut them into a modern landscape of enviornmental catastrophe. I thought of how the moralizing in the manuscript mirrors our contemporary culture. The manuscript is always deferring to a future life to come, as does the current push for enviornmental awareness. I took all of these ideas and mixed them into my own narrative. I created the film collage, imagining how the manuscript writers may have created an animation, applying the rules of Medieval Art to my animated technique. - M.C.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Wrong Time Capsule (2006) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: found footage, political

Colburn uses her signature cutout-and-paste animation style. Pennsylvania-born, Amsterdam/New York based Colburn plays with images of money and liknesses of members of indie-rock band Deerhoof to bring this song to life.

DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Rosebud, Pettet

11 Films From KAMouflage (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

KAMouflage films are the work of Kirt Markle and Rosebud Pettet. Included are "World's Fair," "12 Flowers," "Lower East Side," "My World," "New York #1," "Girl U Want," "At Home," "Lucinda," "Three," "Tibetan Festival," and "Coney Island #1." Described as "reminiscent of the later work of Harry Smith. Rosebud, Smith's close companion for 27 years, says, "Harry would have loved these..."

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Helen Hill

House of Sweet Magic (1996-2004) DVD NTSC, color and black & white, 60 mins min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Helen Hill(1970-2007) was a filmmaker and activist raised in Columbia, South Carolina and settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. She studied Experimental Animation at Harvard and California Institute of the Arts. She taught film workshops wherever she went, and compiled "Recipes For Disaster: A Film Cookbooklet". Helen championed low-budget and do-it-yourself approaches to filmmaking, including super 8, handprocessing, and drawing-on-film, and insisted "that it is a good idea behind a film and not fancy technology or a big budget, that makes a great film." The House of Sweet Magic is a 10 film compilation. Tunnel of Love (1995);Rain Dance (19900; Scratch and Crow (1995) Your New Pig is Down the Road (1999); World's Smallest Fair (1995); Vessel (1992) and Film for Rosie (2001)

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00 individual and 60.00 institutional

Sandra Davis

Ignorance Before Malice (2006) DVD NTSC, Color, 30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A true story - and the aesthetic sequelae of the filmmaker's recovery process following a 1993 auto accident. Parallel voices of narrativized testimony describing a woman's struggle to heal within the American medical system, and a personal rumination on the journey through a sudden rupture of health into disability. Feeling my brain in the act of consciousness in viewing the MRI cells, images from art history, personal history and fantasy exploded. As did the elements of the sound track. Filmed entirely on the animation stand.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Jordan

Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass (2006) DVD NTSC, Color, 15 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Ever dance the mambo with silent film stars and Jordan animation? That's what you get with "Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass". It's raucus. It's lush. It's delirium. Here are just a few stars in the film: Eric Von Stroheim Greta Garbo Gary Cooper Buster Keaton Lilian Gish Mary Pickford Lionel Barrymore Lon Chaney Joan Crawford Marie Dressler Charlie Chaplin What more can I say?

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Larry Jordan

Enid's Idyll (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 17 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animation. Jordan has used 46 engraved Dore illustration to IDYLLS OF THE KING as settings for his extravigantly romantic saga. As Enid, the protagonist, is seen in a vast array of scenes from deep forests to castle keeps, her champion is sometimes with her, sometimes away fighting archetypal foes. She dies, and through the magic of Gustav Mahler's resurrection symphony, lives again. Both the black and white and the color-tint versions are equally affecting. Main themes love, death, and resurrection. Please note that there is a separate black and white version of this film.

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Larry Jordan

The Miracle of Don Cristobal (2008) DVD NTSC, Color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

For a long time I have wanted to construct a melodrama (animated) from the funky engravings of the 19th century which illustrated "young peoples" adventure stories. Eventually, through a great deal of selection, such a film fell into place. I have attempted to present the high emotional overlay of very mundane events in this "alchemical melodrama." To that end, Puccini combines with blatent sound of police sirens and old door buzzers on the sound track, while "real" and nightmare images compete for screen time.

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Larry Jordan

The Forty and One Nights (1961) DVD NTSC, Color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Painter and Collage artist, Jess (Collins) performs 41 (now lost) collages to (his) selected sound bits in the manner of a turn-of-the-century nickelodeon.

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Maria Niro

The Counterfeit Sex Series: Talking Heads and Lost Heads (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Comedy, Environment & Nature, Erotic, Music, Psychology & Mental Health

Talking Heads and Lost Heads are part of the Counterfeit Sex Series, an ongoing project of experimental comedy shorts. Vintage mannequins on displays come to life and speak their minds about death and romance, nature and the environment, sexuality and language, among other things. The video is created entirely with film and digital stills (photographed in Amsterdam and in New York). Some of the scenes are animated with stop motion and all the dialogues are created with speech synthesis, the artificial production of human speech text.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Martha Colburn

Cosmetic Emergency (2008) 35mm, DVD_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Political Social Activism

"Cosmetic Emergency" explores the idea of beauty through a collage of live action and lyrical animations. A free-form take on the current trend of cosmetic obsession and the immortal quality of painting, the film searches for "what's on the inside". Topical news stories (such as the US military offering free cosmetic surgery)and musical film sequences are created with paint-on-glass animation, found footage and documentary techniques. The music was commissioned for the film. Selected musicians, including New Zealand's Hip-Hop artist, "Coco Solid" and "Half Japanese" found Jad Fair, wrote and recorded humorously cynical songs about the cosmetic craze. Also included is a rare appearance by the Dutch Ambassador of Cosmetic Surgery, Marijke Helwegen.

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Caryn Cline

Seattle Solstice (2008) 16mm, color, 2:40 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

Mapping a Seattle landscape as the year turns, this film is an optical print of original hand-made frames. Featuring hydrangea, geranium, nandina, camillia, oregano, vinca, snapdragon, cyclamen, violet, linden, clematis, linaria, birch bark and daphne. Music by Bay Area composer, arranger, and jass bassist Chuck Metcalf used with permission.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caryn Cline

Lucy's Terrace (2009) 16mm, color, 4:20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

"Lucy's Terrace" experimentally documents an urban retreat. Comprised of optically-printed handmade frame, the film features plants gleaned from my neighbor's terrace: blue-eyed grass, boxwood, cinquefoil, clematis, rose, slvia, valerian, and verbena. The music, from contemporary composer David Froom, and used with his permission, features my neighbor, classical flautist Lucy Goeres.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sarah Pucill

Early Shorts (1990-1996) DVD PAL, color / b&w, 33 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body

YOU BE MOTHER (1990) 16mm col, sound, 7 min- You Be Mother uses stop-frame animation to disrupt the traditional orders of animate and inanimate, the fluid and the solid. An hallucinatory space is set up when a frozen image of the artist's face is projected onto weighty pieces of crockery atop a table. Ears, eyes, nose and mouth, all become spatially dislocated as a determined hand begins to reposition, decant and mix. Events unfold to the amplified sounds of grinding, pouring and stirring. MILK AND GLOSS (1993) 16mm col, sound, 10 min- An interior landscape is scrutinized, and an apparent rational calm is revealed as suffocating. Milk and Glass is an evocation journey from surface to interior- a black-coated mirror, the hollow of a bowl, a cavernous throat a brush demarcates a line of lip on a flat surface, a mouth doubles up with the bowl and is virtually spoon-fed till it chokes. BACKCOMB (1995) 16mm col, sound, 6 min- In Backcomb the demonic is unleashed on domestic space. It takes the form of two of femininity's mildest tokens, hair and embroidery, that serve here in the creation of sexualised surrealist experience. Within the claustrophobic space of a table-lay, a forceful and erectile mass of hair comes alive and slithers across its surface. The hair probes into vessels and punches through the cloth finally order overturns and all smashes to the ground. MIRRORED MEASURE (1996) 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 min- Mirrored Measure features two women separated by a generation. The older woman ceremoniously lays a table - she repeatedly spreads a cloth and smooths it out. The table is set and glasses and jug filled with water. A balanced and controlled ritual follows in which the jug is passed round and water is repeatedly sipped. Water becomes the lens through which we see and the medium through which the protagonists connect. The sense of connectivity is abruptly severed when the first glass tumbles.

Rental: $45.00
DVD PAL Rental: $45.00

Katie Torn

Defunct (2011) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Music, Mystical, Technology

In Defunct, a human figure wearing painted constructions confronts the viewer with an awkward dance. As the dance progresses the figure's image in modified through video effects, creating further abstractions of the body and digital additions to the human form.

Rental: $25.00 sale: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $$50.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Dog Recognition (2004) color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, philosophical

Audio segments by Russel. Languages: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, AND GERMAN, all simple, as on-screen text. Note: versions are available in each of these languages separately, or in any combination of two or more of them. "DOG RECOGNITION" is a quick-paced, hysterical inquiry into the mind of a dog recognizing other dogs, himself as a dog, and the difference between himself and the other animals he happens upon. How does one recognize others like oneself? Premiered X-Fest, Remote Video Lounge, NYC, 2004.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Words Come Out Backwards When Spoken To Screen Left (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

"WORDS COME OUT BACKWARDS WHEN SPOKEN TO SCREEN LEFT": One irregularly-shaped portrait still of Barbara Rosenthal shot by Bill Creston purses her lips to speak, and out comes a strange configuration of letters on the screen as we hear her voice recite them in ways much more familiar. How did she think up this project? She answers, "Last night I was awake talking to myself, when the words appeared visimagically before my lips, and kept coming out. If you were on my right and saw them also, they'd be backwards coming forwards as they were." This video is yet another example of how Rosenthal apprehends the same universe as appears before the eyes of us all, yet finds its way into her mind and out again as art to reassert and interpret itself in the most surprising ways! Premiered at Rosenthal's solo show "Existential Cartoons", L-Gallery, Moscow, in 2006.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Existential Word Play (1982-2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 74 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, personal_diary_journal, philosophical, science_medicine, technology

Compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo screening in Berlin at Lettretage - Das junge Literaturhaus in Feb., 2010, "EXISTENTIAL WORD PLAY" is a series of 34 zany shorts which all use text, speech, nonsense and bizarre audio to play with the notion that communication may not be possible at all, no matter how hard we try... Includes remastered works since 1982, plus four premieres: "Feet Handoff," "Rules," and the most harrowing two, "Push Me" and "Secret Codes." Four include German, and one Yiddish. Features Ola Creston, Sena Clara Creston, Bill Creston and the late poet Hannah Weiner, plus audio segments by German experimental composers DJ RoBeat and Brandstifter. The full program, and this DVD, comprise the following shorts, in this order: "Lettering Too Big", "Secret Of Life", "Nancy and Sluggo", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Boggle", "Paths To Follow", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin, "This Is A", "Dog Recognition", "Postcards", "Rules/Regeln", "Space and Time", "World View", "Names and Faces", "Siddhartha", "Black and Silent", "Whispering Confession", "Secret Codes", "Push Me", "Burp Talk", "Daily News", "News To Fit The Family", "I Have a New York Accent", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Semaphore Poems", "News Wall", "Nonsense Conversation", "Society", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Feet Handoff", "Pregnancy Dreams", and "Handwriting Analysis."

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $985.00

Len Lye

Rhythms (1935-1960) DVD PAL, color, 47 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A COLOUR BOX 1935 4 min KALEIDOSCOPE 1935 4 min THE BIRTH OF THE ROBOT 1936 7 min RAINBOW DANCE 1936 5 min TRADE TATTOO 1937 5 min COLOUR FLIGHT 1938 4 min SWINGING THE LAMBETH WALK 1939 4 min COLOR CRY 1953 3 min RHYTHM 1957 1 min FREE RADICALS 1958, 1979 4 min PARTICLES IN SPACE 1967-71, 1980 4 min TAL FARLOW 1960, 1980 2 min

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Hans Richter

Early Works (1921-1929) DVD PAL, Color BW, 35 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

RHYTHMUS 21 1921 4 min RHYTHMUS 23 1923 4 min FILMSTUDIE 1926 5 min GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (Vormittagsspuk) 1927-28 7 min RACE SYMPHONY 1928-29 7 min TWO PENCE MAGIC (Zweigroschenzauber) 1928-29 2 min INFLATION 1927 3 min EVERYTHING TURNS EVERYTHING REVOLVES 1929 3 min

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Berthold Bartosch

The Idea (1930-1932) DVD PAL, B/W, 30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Originally 35mm, 1930-32, 30 minutes. Based on woodcuts by Frans Masereel. Music by Arthur Honegger. "(...) Bartosch showed that animation could be POETIC... It was Bartosch who first dared to give animation the dimension of a great art, trusting it to vopice his pain, to lay bare his heart, to tell of his hope for a better future - which he never saw." Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, 1969 Bartosch's only surviving film was made single-handley in Paris in 1932. Almost 45,000 frames were animated on four different levels simultaneously, often with as many as 18 superimpositions made in the camera.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual/Home-use Only

Gregg Biermann

Crop Duster Octet (2011) Blu-Ray, Color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Crop Duster Octet, the iconic crop duster sequence from Hitchcock's North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is repeatedly attacked by a small airplane swooping from the sky is deconstructed into eight horizontal bands, each of which is slightly out of synch with the next. As the scene (and, in particular, Grant's body) is continuously deconstructed, the patterns of action are refigured and intensified, culminating in a crescendo of convergence - Jaimie Baron, LA Filmforum

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual 60 Blu-Ray Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Magic Mirror Maze (2012) DVD Blu-Ray, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The famed Hall of Mirrors sequence of Welles' classic noir The Lady from Shanghai is transformed through a succession of four algorithmic progressions of split screen patterns. The result is hypnotic, kaleidoscopic and a bit uncanny.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual or $60 Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Spherical Coordinates (2005) DVD, B/W, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The camera moves in a variety of ways examining the inside of a 3D animated sphere on the inside of which a scene from Psycho is wrapped.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) $60 (Institutional)

Gregg Biermann

The Waters of Casablanca (2002) DVD NTSC, B/W, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

A single frame from the classic film Casablanca is transformed into six minutes of exploding and hyperactive animation. Although the process is entirely digital, it actually relates to the hand-made or cameraless tradition more than most computer animation.

DVD PAL Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Melissa Friedling

Princess and the Pee Stain (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: biography, body, erotic, landscape/architecture

The film combines animation, live action, and found footage and recounts the story of what happened when I bought a new bed. Explores the consequences of stripping your sheets and revealing your naked mattress to strangers.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Let Your Hair Down (2003) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, comedy, erotic, found footage

Combines animation with found footage and live action for a more personal reinterpretation of the Brothers Grimm's RAPUNZEL.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Urine My Bed (2003) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, body, environment and nature, erotic

When you are done with your mattress and put it out on the street for trash, the residual evidence of your very private history is on view for public appraisal. Composed of optically printed and hand-colored super 8mm footage of discarded mattresses collected over the years.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart (2002) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, body, films about film, found footage, history, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Inspired by the hyperbolic prose of notorious celebrity fetishist, Mercedes de Acosta, this film poses questions about truth, identity, and desire.

Film Synopsis:
Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is dedicated to the memory of poet, novelist, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter, Mercedes de Acosta. Mercedes is inspired by De Acosta's own published memoirs, Here Lies the Heart (1960) in which De Acosta obsessively lists her impressive cache of celebrity acquaintances (including Elenora Duse, Isadora Duncan, Alice B. Toklas, Marlene Deitrich, and Greta Garbo, among others). The film borrows De Acosta's hyperbolic stylistics to move through archival footage, narrative fantasy sequences, and dramatic "reenactments" in manic combination of varied genre forms. While highlighting De Acosta's distinctive passions for celebrity and her own sexual, ethnic, and spiritual entanglements, Mercedes poses questions about biographical structure and autobiographical representation, history and fantasy, identity and desire.

"At once an insightful deconstruction of stardom and biography, and a wry camp appreciation of their value, Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is witty, artful, and original."
--Steven Cohan, author of Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties (1997)and editor of Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader (2002).

"Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is exhaustively researched and combines original as well as archival footage, mixing documentary, fiction and fantasy. Using idioms of fan culture and voyeurism, rendered in a polyvalent form, Friedling contributes to a rich tradition of filmmakers who have experimented with gender and personal narrative. What makes Friedling's work distinctive is her use of a marginal figure such as Mercedes (who nevertheless perceives herself as central to various historical events). The director does not permit us identification with this figure, but allows her to become the point from which to launch a series of mini-essays and vignettes at break-neck speed. Mercedes' story becomes as much about her as it is about the paucity of truth, the fertility of imagination, the charm of media images, the crisis of lesbian desire and a melancholic search for meaning. . . Mercedes lives her life as a tissue of lies which lead her to an equally flawed, highly Orientalizing, moment of truth . . . In subtle ways, the film makes her fabrications a mockery of the worlds inhabited by her glamorous ex-lovers Garbo and Dietrich; a world that remains inaccessible to Mercedes in any real terms. By turning the limitations of her (marginal) protagonists into a meditation on society at large, I would argue that Friedling goes further than a previous generation of feminist filmmakers who explored women's valorization of personal narrative when confronted with the impossibility of female self-expression within patriarchy. Friedling affectionately celebrates narratives of failure and error, which are compelling for their insistent, if doomed, alternative takes on reality."
-Priya Jaikumar, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and author of Cinema at the End of Empire: Britain and India, 1927-1947 (2006).

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Rachael Guma

POISON TREE, THE (2006) 16mm, BW, 3 min. min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Anger feeds the soul in this animated adaptation of William Blake's poem, "A Poison Tree". A favorite of my childhood, this poem has both haunted and intrigued me.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josh Lewis

Doubt #2 (2013) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

An ongoing series of investigations that attempt to penetrate film's enigmatic materiality in tandem with the vagaries of my own emotional and psychological states. Each installment consists of a single 100' roll of 16mm black and white film stock exposed with simple vertical lines that follow the natural trajectory of the film strip. Working under red light, the emulsion is then treated by hand with various chemical applications, giving the strip it its color, texture, and sense of movement. Although an idea of progress from roll to roll is not necessarily an objective, I do have sense that working and struggling with the material in this way will symbiotically further my understanding of what film is made of, and what I am made of. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $500.00

Josh Solondz

Prisoner's Cinema (2012) DigiBeta NTSC, b&w, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

"It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the "prisoner's cinema. [...] The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback loops. One of these involves a pathway between a part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which extends through the cingulate gyrus, caudate nucleus and down to the thalamus. This particular pathway is associated with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in many biological processes, including those of depression and sleep." -Salvatore Cullari.

I hand spliced this project until my computer crashed. It should induce alpha and delta states, the brain states of the hyper aware and the comatose. For my mother.

Winner of Special Jury Mention New Orleans Film Festival (2013)

Rental: $40
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

One Day in May (2012) DVD_PAL, color, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: dance, environment & nature, music, spiritual/mystical

One day in May is an installation collaboration with composer and violinist Alex Balanescu, highlighting the sculptural and visceral beauty of the mayfly. Her movements are choreographed into a dance that explores her short life. Her death comes in the form of a spider that descends his web to devour her, leaving only a shell of the carcass to be rocked by the night's breeze, gentle and quiet before a summer storm descends.

Rental: $80
DVD PAL Rental: $80

Vera Neubauer

The Lady of the Lake (1995) DVD_PAL, b&w, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: family, literature

An ink on paper animation mixed with live action. It is based on a legend in which a mermaid falls in love with a young man and is allowed to share her life on land with him as long he doesn't strike her more than three times.

Rental: $80
DVD PAL Rental: $80

Vera Neubauer

All Done and Dusted (2010) DVD_PAL, Color , 3,13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: History , Political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Moving out of our family house I had to dispose of some of my possessions. A time of reflection. The film is a small memorial to all those who perished in the concentration camps.

DVD PAL Sale: $30

Vera Neubauer

Mid Air (1986) DVD_PAL, Color , 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music , Political/social activism

Why would women in Europe today want to be witches and practice witchcraft? The opera 'Mid Air' sets out to answer this question.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The World of Children (1984) DVD_PAL, Color , 15 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children_Youth, Ethnic_Multicultural , Political/social activism

Using a mixture of live action and animation, 'The World of Children' playfully explores the influence the environment has upon child, and questions whether it is possible to learn to speak without adopting the prejudices that are built into the language

DVD PAL Rental: $60

Vera Neubauer

The Decision (1981) DVD_PAL, Color , 33 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films about Film, Found Footage, Personal diary journal , Structural

A woman, enclosed in the four walls of her home, struggles to find a balance between her fairy tale upbringing and the mundane reality of her everyday life.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Cannon Fodder (1971) DVD_PAL, Color , 1,16 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Political/social activism

As the title suggests, it is a short film about the absurdity of war.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Genetics (1972) DVD_PAL, Color , 1,18 min

Genre: Animation

A short animation visualizing DNA

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Wheel of Life (1996) DVD_PAL, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Installation

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual/Mystical

Draws on Old Testament text, a mix of live action and animation to tell the tale of original sin and destinies controlled by the forces of nature and man. Images of creation and destruction, of pre-history and modernity, of love and hate and of life and death punctuate the narrative.

DVD PAL Rental: $65

Vera Neubauer

The Fly in the Sky (2010) DVD_PAL, color, 4.48 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

"Let us say that Fly in the Sky has fallen into a spiderweb and the spider has sucked her dry. This is a fact cannot be forgotten. If such a fact should be forgotten, it would create a blemish in the universe. Do you understand me or not?" I.B. Singer

For the last 800 years many monks, nuns and prisoners dreamed of escaping the Abbey.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Woolly Town-Woolly Head (2005) DVD_PAL, color, 4.45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

Little Annie can't help getting into to trouble for daydreaming in class.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Hooked (2002) DVD_PAL, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, ethnic/multicultural, personal/diary/journal , political/social activism

Hooked follows a journey of a woman obsessed with finding a very special treasure. She journeys through Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Bolivia knitting on her way.

DigiBeta PAL Rental: $40

Vera Neubauer

Wooly Wolf (2001) color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: children & youth, family, literature & theater

In this tale of Little Red Riding-hood doesn't let herself be eaten by the wolf.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

La Luna (1999) DVD_PAL, color, 26 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: family, political/social activism

LA Luna is a tale of love and fear, dreams and ambitions, deceit and murder.

DVD PAL Rental: $104

Vera Neubauer

I Dance (1999) DVD_PAL, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body

This afternoon I danced with a paintbrush and a naked woman. My studio is not far from a mosque.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Last Circus (2008) DVD_PAL, color, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, psychology & mental health , spiritual/mystical

The last circus interweaves the dreams and memories of Godiva, a dying woman. We are privy to her life as it flashes before her eyes. The knitted characters come alive on the stage, drawing influences from theater of the absurd, reality, TV and the circus.

DVD PAL Rental: $70

Vera Neubauer

Animation for Live Action (1978) DVD_PAL, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: films about films, political/social activism

"Childish scrawl, devilish cartoon figures and black and white photography compete to represent the woman in what's been described as a literal battleground, with animator and animated fighting over the editing machine and fantasising each other's murder. Nothing is taken for granted, including the authority of representation itself-a restitution of the phallus which masculanises even feminist film into daddy's neatly sprocketed long legs?" Mandy Merck

DVD PAL Rental: $100

Caryn Cline

In the Conservatory (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape / architecture

On a gray winter day in Seattle, the Volunteer Park Conservatory offers a trip to a different climate: lush, wildly colorful, strange, and beautiful. "In the Conservatory" experimentally captures the essence of the place, through the use of direct animation, ambient sound, and music. Plants from the conservatory's winter collection were gleaned and pasted onto clear, 16mm film leader, then re-photographed on an optical printer while they were still fresh, resulting in a chance animation. The soundtrack combines ambient sound recorded in the Conservatory with a performance of a Samuel Barber composition, featuring Lucy Goeres on flute and Eliza Garth on piano.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Christoph Janetzko

AXE (2004) 35mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic/multicultural

"This film is a compilation made out of the discarded clippings of various other films... AXE (pronounced ASHAY) is a key word in the Yoruba language, spoken in West Africa (Nigeria) and means 'life force'. The film emulsion was altered through a series of biochemical processes and collage techniques in order to form a visual metaphor for the multifarious appearances and transformations present in African religious rituals. The stylistic devices of abstract expressionist painting seemed to me to be best suited to represent the phenomenon of the ritual frenzy. There are a number of parallels between childhood games and certain forms of religious ritual that the film attempts to illustrate through the use of montage. And although the beat of the African drum influenced the rhythm of the cut, I decided in the end to dispense with sound altogether so as not to influence the suggestive effect of the film." -CJ

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Sleeping Beauty/ Commercials () color, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Night on Bald Mountain/ Alexeieff at the Pinboard/ En Passant () b&w, 17 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

The Nose/ Pictures at an Exhibition/ Three Moods () b&w, 30 min

Genre: Animation

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Amanda L. Katz

Early 12 New York Song (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made by Amanda L. Katz and Georg Anthony Svatek.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs. -ALK

Rental: $35
DVD NTSC Rental: $35

99 Hooker

Selected Works (2001-2012) DVD_NTSC, color and b&w, min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, cameraless, comedy, environment and nature, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, films about film, fond footage, hand processed, history, literature & theater, music, philosophical, queer, bi, trans, technology

Selected work for distribution by the Film-Makers' Cooperative. DVD includes:
-Blockbuster
-Messerschmidt
-Mad Plaid
-Static Ocean
-Re:Nude
-9/11 Hiroshima Advent Calendar
-Body Count
-Deep Fat Fried Grinder

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

16mm Sale: $600

Alice Cohen

Perfumes of Venus (2014) color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual/mystical

Inspired by the mystery of gem essences, an exploration of celestial and feminine atmospheres, the floral and fairy realms, and the delicacy of perfumes and crystals. An attempt to make ethereal worlds visible through stop motion, collage and paint.

Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

ANIMATION - EXPERIMENTAL (63-2015) DVD, color , 35.25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, hand processed

COCKTAIL DE RAYAS (lines cocktail). (1:21) 63-64
painted, stamped, scratched directly on 16mm film, in Uruguay 1963-64. Norman McLaren wrote enthusiastic letter encouraging and supporting Darino, and invited to visit to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Music: Charles Williams, courtesy of SODRE.

SOMBRAS Y LUCES. (Shadows and lights) (1:32) 64-65. , SOMBRAS SIN LUCES. (Shadows without lights) (1:06) 64-65, SOMBRAS CON LUCES. (Shadows with lights). 64-65.
Three animated shorts drawn and stamped directly on 16mm film. Music: Uruguayan tamborils played during "Llamadas" carnival parades. Also mentioned in Norman McLaren letters to Darino, very interested by the use of stamped images as well as flickering colors. Shadows without lights uses the same techniques, but working with black and white images only, china ink applied with sponges, burnt with a warm saline solution inspired in daguerreotype photography.

APEX (3:42) 64. (Reconstructed 2012-2015).
Apex is the first experimental animation in Cinemascope in Uruguay, with Adriana Lagomarsino. Since they had no Cinemascope camera, Darino and Rodolfo Musitelli, camera, shot on 35mm with high contrast film, that Darino distorted. Images solariez using multiple prints and effects obstained through moving glass and mirrors in front of the lens (no digital back in 64). The originals were destroyed with other ICUR (University, Montevideo) during the 70's dictatorship in Uruguay. Walter Dassori returned to Darino in NYork some tests and in 2010 a few loose shots were found. Since then Darino worked reconstructing the animation with the same techniques as the original. Oreson Welles comment was "Darino was surrealistic" and Peter Cowie, from Variety and International Film Guide that "Ed polarized images way before Andy Warhol." APEX world premiere was at San Francisco Cinemateque 2015 on a program by Angela Lopez Ruiz.

TANGO . (1:27) 72-73.
photo animated flip started at ICUR, Montevideo (Instituto de Cine Universidad de la Republica, director Dr. Rodolfo V. Taliche) completed in New York 73. Animation: Eduardo Darino

HELLO? (6:36) 75.
Animation by Eduardo Darino, through a 6500 xerox color copier. Experimental animation, colors generated through the copier, for the 100 years of the first conversation by phone by Mr. Graham Bell in 1876. (Dedicated to Jan Lenica).

CAROUSEL (4:0) KALEIDOSCOPE (2:18) 76
Two films animated by Eduardo Darino without a camera, directly from an office copier. He registered the system as COPYMOTION - films dedicated to his daughter Lucia when she was a child. Carousel music from the one at Central Park, Kaleidoscope music John Phillip Sousa (licensed through Valentino).

NEW YORK VIRTUAL TOUR (3:07) 2014
Darino's interactive tour to New York animated with a bicycle that generates code, the faster it is peddled art reaches higher resolution, even color. Short step-by-step explanation at the end. Part of the "Irreverent Realities" series.

GAVIOTAS - Seagulls (3:56) 2014-15
New York - Punta del Este. Drawn and stamped directly on film, by Eduardo Darino, dedicated to Norman McLaren who wrote several encouraging letters when he was 20 years old, and invited to visit him at the National Film Board in Canada. Inspired on seagulls Ed sees during his winter months in Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.

TORRES GARCIA (drawings). (11:04) 2015 Eduardo Darino animated paintings by Joaquin Torres Garcia while at ICUR (Instituto de Cine Unisersidad de la Republica, Montevideo director Dr. Rodolfo V. Talice) and has animated drawings directly on 16mm in Punta del Este and New York 2014-2015. This is the first release of this combined work.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Walter Ungerer

noCOM (2014) DVD NTSC, color, 9:45 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Drawing and animation from the basis of this work. The film title is noCOM, an abbreviation for "no comment". With all due respects I find this do this to be an appropriate description of this film, which is based on abstract drawings, obscure images, and distorted sounds.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

ICI (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 7:32 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Time lapse video clips from the basis of this work. The film begins as an evolution of abstract images continuously changing in color, shape and texture. As the film plays, it slowly reveals the source and identity of the original subject-matter. The sound track adds its own abstract utterances; only revealing recognizable tones in cadence with the visuals. At its conclusion, one is aware the purpose of the film is not only to titillate the senses, but to expose the void that goes beyond apparent reality.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Bara Jichova

The Hatch House (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 10min min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, history, landscape and architecture, philosophical, structural

The Hatch House is a short, stop motion and live-action documentary exploring an idiosyncratic, cube-like bauhaus cottage and its independent owner, Ruth Hatch. A 1950's sanctuary for artists and intellectuals like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips, Jack Hall. The Hatch House explores a fragile, amateur structure living at the cultural crossroads between DIY "work of the brain" and the rising tide of American bourgeois, consumerist values.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Cait Davis

Change Isn't Always Easy (2015) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

A dystopian Adam and Eve. Conversely, the goal of humanity.

Rental: $1

DVD NTSC Sale: $5 for file, $10 DVD

Tobe Carey

Paper or Plastic? (2015) DVD, color, 3:50 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: comedy, environment & nature

Animated photos and live action combine to show the pervasive nature of the eternal American question: "Paper or Plastic?" Many plastic-wrapped newspapers are delivered. They are confronted with the plaintive lulling quasi-singing and humming of "Is it Paper or Plastic?" mouthed by animated photos of the filmmakers plus vintage photo-characters. Comic relief and serious thoughts about a common problem.

Rental: $36

Erin Hayes

The Dolls (2002) color, 5:30 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, comedy

"The Dolls" is a short, comic animation in which dolls are interviewed. The dolls, sets and music were made by the filmmaker. The dolls include a witch, a femme fatale, a bride, a country singer, and a rebel. The witch doll complains that people are stereotyping her; the bride doll is getting married on Tuesday. The film pokes fun at media stereotypes, and suggests that acting out stereotypes may be unhealthy for oneself and the rest of the world. This film was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Black Maria Film Festival.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Lili White

#55 - CITADEL (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, environment and nature, Ethnic/Multicultural, family, history, landscape and architecture, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, science medicine, spiritual mystical

The I Ching AKA, the Chinese BOOK OF CHANGES, is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." It allows one to connect with such energy thru philosophy and inquiry. Its 64 hexagrams describe typical but different states of energy found in life. It uses elements of Nature to describe different types of forces, each with their own qualities (example: wind is "penetrating" yet "gentle"). My practice is intuitive action, taken after researching the I CHING hexagram. I use color to stand for the elements of thunder (for the top trigram - red shirt) which occurs over lightning/fire (for bottom trigram - white pants). #55 means CITADEL, or CANOPY (under heaven), also ABUNDANCE and (reaching) the ZENITH, which cannot be maintained. As no ZENITH can ever last, at the peak the movement we tip over into the next hexagram, in THE HOUSE OF WATER/ HOUSE of the ABYSSMAL: #36 DARKNESS. #55 is about expanded intelligence, portraying an energetic movement. In #55, an offering of rice grain supports the crossing over into victory."Crossing the bridge" is engaging the enemy. This hexagram was pulled by King Wu, who avenged his father King Wen. King Wen is said to have written the philosophy of the I CHING after being imprisoned by the Shang Dynasty leaders. He died in their prison. King Wu inquired of the I CHING what action he should take while entering the mourning period for his father. It advised against staying still. At the time of King Wu's inquiry, there was an eclipse and the pole stars were seen at noon. He entered the battlefield of war with his father's coffin accompanying him and his troops. They defeated the SHANG.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $60 (individual)

Maya Erdelyi

Pareidolia (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 7:30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, family, history, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Pareidolia is an abstract narrative exploring the landscape/architecture of the body as a container of memories. Layers of stories, dreams and memory fragments are interconnected like muscle fibers. The film uses bleached and distressed film stock, cut-paper puppets, stop-motion sets, hand-drawn animation, and various hybrid techniques. Through a re-imagining of family stories and life events, the film attempts to connect my experiences witnessing public cremations in India to my Great Grandmother's miraculous survival of a mass killing by Hungarian Nazis along the banks of the Danube in 1944.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Jonathan Brainin

Gates (2010) color, 6.30 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, history, music, technology

Abstract (documentary) video made from footage of 'The Gates' installation in Central Park, NYC 2005.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Tau (2009) DVD, color, 4.06 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, technology

Abstract video made primarily with closeup shots of Tony Smith's Tau sculpture in South Orange, NJ.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Three. Two (2010) color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, technology

Abstraction of a prior abstract video

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Affirmation (2005) color, 7.30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Abstract video created in the aftermath of an encounter by a cat with a large ball of yarn.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Abstract Mimesis: Zion (2006) DVD, color, 31 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, structural, technology

Abstract video created from one still image of a mountain wall at Zion National Park.

Rental: $30

Terese Svoboda

The Talking Tea Kettle (2011) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, found footage , history, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

The Talking Tea-Kettle , inserted in your ear, speaks with the voice of the dead. Why would we want to listen? Videographer Terese Svoboda considers this question while relating how Houdini and Nebraska magician David P. Abbott stamped out the practice of mediums in the early years of the twentieth century, with the videographer's shout-out to her own mother.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $DVD

Steve Bull

Haikuvision (1992) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, dance, ethnic & multicultural , personal / diary / journal , philosophical

Haikuvision explores northern Japan's unique blend of natural beauty and technology in five video haikus.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Steve Bull

Farmwork (1985) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, family, music

Stop-action romanticizes the labors of a farmer and his son with the music of Ry Cooder.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Erin Hayes

The Rise and Fall and Rise of a Man (2016) mp4, color, 4:17 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, comedy

"The Rise and Fall and Rise of a Man," is the animated musical story of The Man's rise from simple pipe cleaner being, to aimless addict, to redeemed hipster. "Rise" was shot in 35mm stills. The animated figures, (which include two of the characters from her earlier animation, "The Dolls",) the songs and the music were created and performed by the filmmaker. Without narcissism, drugs, fast cars and bad influences, how would we evolve? The Man and his friends help find the answer to these questions, so you won't have to.

Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Ozan Adam

Zymotic - Amaurosis (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 24 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical, political and social activism, science and medicine

Contagious Arbitrary Blindness is a disease caused by a virus, which can capture and store visual information and memories. The film is about a fantastic journey through the book that tells the fragmented story of the remembrances, visions and dreams of a blind man who is subjected to experiments to reveal the visual data that was recorded by the micro-cameras, which are installed in the eyes of an astronaut for a secret mission. After transplanting the eyes of the astronaut to the blind man, they expect to retrieve the recordings through the dreams of the blind man, but they get lose in the surreal absurdity of a complex subconscious. Won the Special Jury Award at 14th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Emily Hubley

Liver, The (1978) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: body, literature & theater, science & medicine

A film about the liver and various symptoms and stages of cirrhosis -- made to fulfill a science requirement ant Hampshire College. Written and narrated by the late author/surgeon, Richard Selzer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

Delivery Man (1982) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: personal/diary/journal

A woman discusses dreams/experiences about the doctor who delivered her, her mother who survived surgery, and her father who did not.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

Enough (1993) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: political & social activism

A person finds a magical fish, wishes for "it all" and learns a lesson about when enough is enough. music: Georgia Hubley & Ira Kaplan, sound: Don Christensen

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

Blake Ball (1988) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Yes We Can (1988) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Gaia, our living Earth, joyously balances life and death until human beings begin to plunder her resources. Gaia retreats in despair. When women and men reach out to one another and remember their primal love, Gaia returns. The words of Black Elk close the film: "I saw beneath the tree, villages of people and everything with roots or wings or legs was mingling with the people like relatives and all were happy." Music by Don Christensen Voices of Jamie Smith Jackson and Michael Ontkean

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Voyage to Next (1974) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: history, music, political & social activism

Mother Earth and Father Time examine the state of the planet Earth. Humankind has divided itself into a system of nationalistic boxes. Father Time projects twenty years of horror. Mother Earth and Father Time discuss the foolish choices humans have made in the past. The humans realize their plight and begin to imagine their preferred worlds. Produced for the Institute for World Order Music by Dizzy Gillespie Voices of Dizzy Gillespie, Maureen Stapleton and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Whither Weather (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, music, spiritual & mystical

WHITHER WEATHER explores the interplay between Earth life and Earth climate. We see how weather affects food; how food, or lack of it, affects people, and how people, in turn, affect weather. We experience the current eco-catastrophe and wonder whether our tampering will result in a new ice age or in an equally dangerous global heating. Music by William Russo. Voice of Dizzy Gillespie. Harmonica Solo by John Sebastian.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Upside Down (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Inspired by the writings of the 13th century Indian poet Kabir, "Upside Down" shocks the audience from its torpor. Lost in a maze of contradictions, its characters search fro a way out... Death is befriended and the eternal yearning for harmony, beauty and balance are realized in the final sequence. Music by Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Who Am I? (1989) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

This film visualizes a child's delighted discovery of his five senses. Produced for the Children's Museum of Manhattan, "Who Am I?" empowers youngsters and stimulates learning. Music by Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

Tower, The (1984) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

Emily and Georgia Hubley. A subject enters the realm of a tower and is victimized. At length, experience gives way to confrontation and a balance of power is achieved. Music: Don Christense.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Faith Hubley

Amazonia (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

AMAZONIA is inspired by the three South American myths about the tropical rainforest and its unique inhabitants. The first myth is based on the Orinoco creation cycle; the second tells the story of the turtle trickster, hero of the rainforest; and in the final myth, we learn from Paye (a shaman) the imperatives of preserving what is left of the tropical rainforest and the indigenous people who dwell in harmony with their environment.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Cloudland (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , spiritual & mystical

Inspired by Australian Aboriginal art and mythology, Sunwoman wakes up the Earth. A human male gives birth to bandicoots and babies. The gifts of the ancestors are revealed in the paintings of the Mimis: Spirit Power, good food, rites of death, love magic and a joyful journey to the Mystery Place.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Cockaboody (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

Faith and John Hubley. Two sisters engage in imaginative pre-bedtime play. As the girls explore their parents' bedroom and bathroom, they experience a range of emotions from intense anger to loving tenderness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Hat, The (1964) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: history, political & social activism

In an improvised dialogue, two soldiers patrol the border between their counties. When one accidentally drops his helmet over the line, the other refuses to give it back -- setting the scene for a witty exploration of peace through world law. Music and Voices by Dizzy Gillespie and Dudley Moore.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Faith Hubley

Hello (1984) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: children & youth, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural

Extra-terrestrials contact earth in this delightful fable. Their message is "HELLO" in many languages, and there is a celebration.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Moonbird (1959) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, personal/diary/journal

In a magical adventure, two brothers hunt an imaginary bird. Their dialogue is improvised. Academy Award-winning short voiced by Mark and Ray Hubley.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Faith Hubley

Rainbows of Hawai'i (1995) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, spiritual & mystical

Calling upon Hawai'ian legends and the art of the South Pacific, "Rainbows of Hawai'i" dramatizes the battle of Hi'iaka and the Dragon God, the tale of the little green shark who becomes the favorite of the village, the fables feats of Maui the prankster, and natural childbirth as taught by Haumea the singing tree. The sacredness of all children is celebrated by the dance of life and death. Co-produced by Emily Hubley, with music by Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Seers and Clowns (1994) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, spiritual & mystical

Bridging the insights of visionaries with the antics of fools, "Seers and Clowns" weaves a delightful tapestry of cross-cultural vignettes. A Siberian shaman scales the Tree of Life and attains enlightenment. The Contrary Clowns descend to an underworld of improbably hilarity. A Chinese oracle foresees the collapse of an unbalanced civilization. A Zen frog smiles. Zen clowns act out absurdity in the maze. Cybele, the Anatolian goddess of wildlife, sees a wasteland of loneliness and oppression. In the distance, a familiar song is heard. Winter ends with the coming of spring. Her longed-for partner returns. Accompanied by drums, cymbals and pipes, the worlds of Chief Seattle, Lzo-Tze and Kabir illuminate the way. Love and boundless creativity are celebrated by seers, clowns, and all their friends. Voices: Michael Ontkean & Jamie Smith. Music: Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Sky Dance (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, music, spiritual & mystical

Evocative images of ancient and modern art reflect the universal search for life on other planets. At the end of "Sky Dance," contact is made. Music by Elizabeth Swados.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Starlore (1983) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, spiritual & mystical

Starlore is an authentic and evocative rendering of five ancient sky myths from the Inuit/Eskimo, Pawnee, Campan, Tupi and Yahgan cultures.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Step By Step (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, music

"Step by Step" presents an historical view of childhood, including sacrifice, slavery and war. Scenes of past horrors give way to a lullaby of hope. We watch the global child work, play and learn, while experiencing poverty and plenty. Concluding with a look at the basic rights of children, we are asked to take the first step towards assuring these rights to all the world's children. This film was made in honor of the International Year of the Child Music by Elizabeth Swados.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Time of the Angels (1987) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: children & youth, ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

"Time of the Angels" is a view of the Americas from an indigenous perspective. The poetry of Nezahualcotl, Aztec Emperor of Texcoco (1420-1472), tells us of our brief moment here on Earth. Jose Chocano of Peru reminds us of the terror of the conquistadors and Gabriela Mistral of Chile speaks of the guardian angel who watched over our children. The text is in English and Spanish. Music by William Russo.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Baker

Antistrange (2013) DVD, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Strongly interacting particles with corresponding decay, collide like cannonballs, Apogee and Nadir, intermittent points in an orbit blossom, careen, unfold in subatomic slapstick. "The world of the quark has everything to do with a jaguar circling in the night." - Arthur Sze, quoted by Murray Gell-Mann.

Rental: $50.00

David Baker

Mise En Abyme (2013) DVD, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: found footage

Direct objects (circles and squares) traces a tripartite chromatic arc in oscillations both microscopic and macroscopic, almost like an antique exploding picture box with transparent parts. Tantric, hypnotic, motion generating the imperatives of verbs with supernatural sway... hortative modalities.

Rental: $50.00

Robbie Land

Matters of Bioluminescence (2012) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, digital file, Color, 8 min. min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Environment _Nature, Landscape_Architecture, Science_Medicine

Matters of Bioluminescence is a personal documentation of the bioluminescent phenomena. I am utilizing various conventional and unconventional methods to explore and document these organzisms and provide a unique perspective to the glowing life forms. The film begins with a time-lapse of fireflies and various raw film stocks contained in a glass jar. The second portion of the film is the abstract result the bioluminescent insects create with the light sensitive film. The film then focuses on foxfire, the glowing mushrooms. Mushrooms are filmed in their environment using time-exposure cameras and therefore demonstrates the waxing and waning of the fungi's luminescence. The mushrooms are also placed directly onto various raw film stocks generating an animated illustration of foxfire as it burns its image into the film. I am currently working with dinoflagellates, which will be added to the film.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

Lana Caplan

Maelstroms (2015) digital file, b&w, 7-8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, music, political & social activism, technology

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology in current practice. Sound by Steerage (Alan F. Jones & Barry Chabala)

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

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