Yuri A

P (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, History, Psychology & Mental Health, Science & Medicine

P (rectum spectrum), a retrospect on shit & its history. Many cultures in many times have used human excreta as components of medicines and magic potions. In our culture today these materials still have great magical power. They are some of the commonest substances around, and yet because of what they represent to us and remind us of, they repel, shock and offend. P has the power to short-circuit trains of thoughts repressed by the viewer, sparking new realizations.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rebecca Abbott

Chicago Boogie (1976) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

Light-hearted reflections of Chicago, summer 1975, set to the 'Carleboogie' by Frankie Carle.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Abrams

Be-In: 1967 (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Music, Political / Social Activism

Music by Blue Cheer. Captures the spirit and essence of the great San Francisco Human Be-In of January 14, 1967. Ten thousand people imbued with peace, love and euphoria. Set to hard rock such as only San Francisco blues can produce. BE-IN contains Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Timothy Leary, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel and Buddha.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Norman R. Abrams

Sideissue (1973) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

The nature and extent of human destruction is expressed by this impressionistic documentation of dead animals found along the United States highways.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nestor Almendros

La Gare (1965) DVD_NTSC, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A slow-waking, beautifully shot portrait of the trains in Beauvais, France. Beginning with the men who operate the train yards, the silence of the train yards is slowly interrupted by more passengers as we travel farther along the tracks. A gentle musical crescendo accompanies more human hustle and bustle, illustrating the similarities of those whose paths cross those of the train. Only in the end does the camera board the train itself, allowing for a moment of pause for powerful, visual reflection. The stark black and white serves to reinforce the sense of awakening and refresh that follows throughout the film. Shot in Beauvais, France - 1967.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Albert Alotta

Peacemeal (1967) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

Hippies, peace-niks, students, beautiful girls, civil righters, old ladies and more, protest the war. Who dares to say that they don't influence the mainstream? Beautiful color and exciting montage capture the feeling and motion of the march on the United Nations.

16mm Rental: $35.00

Thom Andersen

--- ------- (1967) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

A documentary about rock'n'roll. Making, buying, selling. Radio, jukebox, scoptione, pinball, poolhall. Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes. Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl. Seeburg, Wurlitzer. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, dancing, gesturing, surfing. LAPD, LA Country Sheriffs Dept., The Trip, The Lynch Bldg.. Top's, Pandora's Box, Maverick's Flat, someone's backyard. California Music Co. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on sunset strip. Hot rod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Watson, The Rainbows, The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, Earl-Jean. Stupid Girl, 19th nervous breakdown. Bill Haley and the Comets: you can get no further back than that. Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Great balls of fire. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown -The King. You cant catch me. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds. Wax reclamation, an early clue to the new direction. Mick Jagger/Earth Angel. Documentary material organized by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms. Vertically. --- ------- is completely structured; horizontally it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage. 1:2. 3:7. Right, left. Right to left--left to right. Up-down. Stasis, motion. Orange, magenta. Yellow, blue. Red, green. Magenta, orange. Blue, yellow. Green, red. 1:2, 1.5:3, 2:4, 3:6, 5:10, 8:16...

Rental: $30.00
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Dominic Angerame

I'd Rather Be In Paris (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

... depicts the film maker's individual concern with his physical environment by autobiographically exploring his alternatives: Chicago, San Francisco, and the editing room itself. These urban explorations tend to concentrate on high speed assemblages of city-scape abstractions. Initially the images seem familiar, then gradually grow to take on unexpected significance. This transition from every-day-object into architectural talisman, results from Angerame's obsessive and unique attention to detail, as well as a whimsical sense of juxtaposition. The blue blots atop a San Francisco fire hydrant become just as relevant as the skylines impressive Transamerica pyramid. A man hole cover, rather than a tourist's landmark, tells us this is Chicago. Sprawling masses of concrete, plastic and steel seem to have captured the earth. Nature threatens only with the icy cold waves of Lake Michigan and a apocalyptically red sunset. Human's for the most part hauntingly innocuous, are reduced to soulless, miniscule organisms. Simultaneously random, repetitious, and absurd, their activities, e. g. shoveling snow and marching in a parade, resemble those of amphetaminzed rats in their proverbial maze. Even a Wim Wenders on location film-shoot appears to be nothing more than men and equipment, standing around waiting. Only the editing room serves as sanctuary. It is here that some semblance of order and tranquility resides. The camera pans the studio, with its by-now well established attention to detail. But it to is drawn to the outside world... the chaos, the confusion, the overwhelmingly massiveness. Light shifts dramatically, and through the window we glimpse a final image of this industrio-mechanical age the filmmaker so readily fears and transforms. -- Roger Nieboer

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dominic Angerame

Hit The Turnpike! (1983) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of personal struggle and/ or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection (as filmmakers) or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave disappointment behind. Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had. -- Kevin Howe, Lamp The filmmaker has turned failure into success... if his last name is pronounced Anger-Aim he is well served by it. -- Gerry Goldberg, Lamp

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Honeymoon In Reno (1983) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

I was hoping to strike it rich on our honeymoon in Reno. In a way I did, seeing that the camera was filled with very rich imagery in recording this visual journal of our brief visit. The soundtrack is a creation of Katie Steinorth who translated the Buddhist chant of Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum into the words oh honey, bring me home.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Line of Fire (1997) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Philosophical, Science & Medicine

In November of 1993 I was diagnosed as having coronary arterial disease. A subsequent angiogram revealed that open heart surgery was necessary - it was almost immediately performed. This angiogram was filmed originally on 35mm motion picture film. In March of 1995 my apartment burned down in the early morning hours and my girlfriend and I escaped with our neighbor down the rear fire escape as lethal smoke was enveloping us. I was able to return to the scene the next day in order to film the aftermath. This film is a blend of footage from these two episodes and explores the temporal nature of the lives we live.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $$60 home use; $150 others

Michelangelo Antonioni

Nettezza Urbana: N. U. (1948) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Antonioni's second film, an essay on Roman Street sweepers, much of it photographed at dawn and dusk, using the visual methods that appear in his later feature films. From the narration: Apparently we don't care who these sweepers are or how they live, these quiet and humble workers who no one deems worthy of a word or even a stare. Street sweepers are a apart of the city to the same degree as inanimate objects. And yet, no one more than they takes part in the life of the city -- Robert A. Haller

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

George Arcaro

Small Bronze Mask, A (1960) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

The film has a dual focus. First, portrait of a young artist, Nathaniel Kaz, at the brink of a successful career in sculpture. Second, a visual treatise on his sculpture. The work shows the merging of the artist's life-style and philosophical approach to his work, with views of his sculpture in the context of his Brooklyn studio. At the time of filming, Kaz was approaching his fortieth year. -- (per Kaz.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ralph Arlyck

Acquired Taste, An (1973) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Comedy, Economics

A hilarious, incisive look at America's obsession with success... A filmmaker turns 40 and casts a wry look back at the school, work, and media influences which have shaped his life through four decades. A peek just behind the smile of self-congratulations. AN ACQUIRED TASTE is only twenty- six minutes long, but it is a feature length delight... This is a loving, funny movie. -- Vincent Canby, New York Times.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Ralph Arlyck

Natural Habitat (1973) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Philosophical

In NATURAL HABITAT ... Ralph Arlyck, through devastatingly well-selected and well-edited images --an airline hostess explaining the safety features of her plane, a girl selling Teflon pans in a department store, post office employees adapting to the pace and rhythm of their machines--offers an uncomfortably accurate view of the robot-like patterns of our daily job routines. -- Arthur Knight, Saturday Review, June 10, 1972. ... a truly outstanding example of documentary montage whose precision of control creates a profoundly revealing comment on the dehumanization of urban life. -- Owen Shapiro, festival judge I would place this film among the top entries at any festivals where I have seen it. -- Edgar Daniels (Mr. Daniels has written about NATURAL HABITAT in the National Observer, Filmmakers Newsletter, and the Journal of Popular Culture.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ralph Arlyck

Sean (1973) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, family

The film is unpretentious and yet profound in having a point of view, a sense of humor and a knowledge of how to use the limited technical resources to enhance the subject and style. Sean is a 4-year-old boy who sits barefoot on a couch in his home in Haight-Ashbury and discourses on pot (he prefers eating it to smoking it), being busted by the fuzz, how he recognizes a speed freak (they're so skinny), his fear of the dark), his dreams about flying and what he hopes to be doing when he is 5 ( to stop sucking his thumb) Director Arlyck starts with a good subject for a short documentary, asks him provocative questions and gives the whole thing an organic form that wastes no footage whatever. Josesh Gelmis, Newsday

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ralph Arlyck

Godzilla Meets Mona Lisa (1986) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A rare example of originality in the much abused genre of films about art. GODZILLA MEETS MONA LISA is more than a film about an art museum -- it is also a fascinating study of folly, contemporary values, confrontation, and future visions. -- David Katzive, Museum Television Production Reflections on Pompidou Center. Who is art for? A delightful document that is certain to amuse and edify a wide range of audiences. -- Wendy Keys, Film Society of Lincoln Center Festival

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Maeva Aubert

Loisada, Avenue C (2004) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

"Loisada" means "Lower East Side" in New York slang. It's also the name of the neighborhood where the community garden at Avenue C is located. I flimed this garden throughout different seasons at a time when I was a community gardener. Far from being a didactic documentary, my film is a personal experience, plastic, sonorous and poetic. Gardeners told me their day to day life outside the garden, and others, more reserved gave me recipes or told me about their favorite film, etc... LOISADA, AVENUE C is a parable on the mixture of human and urban culture in New York, in an enclosed garden, a living place that "knits" social links between inhabitants in a lower income neighborhood. It's a film about human nature and the quality of life. I made my film between 1998 and 1999 when I lived in New York. The interviews with the gardeners came first; it was my way of getting to know them. While walking from my home to the garden, I recorded the cacophony of ambient musical sounds that became a part of the city's din. Later, I filmed in 16mm, Super 8, and also used a still camera.

Rental: $75.00 sale price: 160.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $160.00

Bruce Baillie

On Sundays (1961) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

First film, shot in San Francisco -- combination documentary and fantasy, partly portraying a lovely friend, Miss Wong.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Mr. Hayashi (1961) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Portrait of Mr. Hayashi. A real, living saint can be seen on the screen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

All My Life (1966) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

One shot, early summer in Mendocino. Song, ALL MY LIFE, by Ella Fitzgerald with Tedd Wilson and his orchestra.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Bruce Baillie

Castro Street (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Inspired by a lesson from Eric Satie; a film in the form of a street -- Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California... switch engines in one side and refinery tanks, stacks and buildings on the other -- the street and film, ending at a red lumber company. All visual and sound elements from the street, progressing from the beginning to the end of the street, one side is black and white (secondary), and one side is color -- like male and female elements. The emergence of a long seitch-engine shot (black and white solo) is to the filmmaker the essential of consciousness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Prothalamion (1978) 16mm, Super 8, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Wedding song: friend Tom Cleveland gave me one roll of film and camera to shoot his wedding ceremony in bride's ancestral Charlotte, N. C. house rainy December's end 1977. [available on super 8mm or 16mm]

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Mexican Jail Footage (1980) 16mm, color, 17.30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History

Images from 1968 events combined with 1980 voice recollections. Paranoid surreptitious camera records daily events and posturing of 25 gringos jailed without charge-and fellow Mexican prisoners-prior to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Was there collusion behind this? We were never told but this was at a height of national polarization, when American tourists in Mexico were shocked to find more of the youths they thought they'd left behind -- and when Mexican Government was administering national preening in its own paranoiac anticipation of the international Olympics exposure six months later. The soundtrack narration's culled from a much longer account I wrote of the event: it is told as directly as I could tell it. MEXICAN JAIL FOOTAGE reminds me of standing by the tracks and watching a train go by -- it is so strong, it lasts so long, and it is over so quickly. -- Tom Whiteside NORTH CAROLINA ANVIL

Rental: $37.00
16mm Rental: $37.00

Gordon Ball

Do Poznania Conversations in Poland (1991) 16mm, color, 17.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Personal glimpses of Polish life immediately preceding glasnost. Filmed during my two month-long visits (1986, 1988) as American Literature and Culture Specialist at Adam Mickiewicz University, it offers everyday street scenes, crumbling building facades, remains of death camps Auschwitz and Birkenau, Solidarity monument at Gdansk's Lenin Shipyard and traveling shots of idyllic countryside, all in a handheld camera style: personal, raw, rapid, eccentric, intense -- the opposite of Lowell Thomas or PBS. Charging the rapidly fleeting images are gists of conversations with Poles in which I took part, re-created back in US -- health and financial problems, queuing, environmental issues, Chernobyl, food, communists, anti-Semitism, "free" education and work under Soviet socialism. The "voices" I re-present are urgent and multiple, and enrich the images with ambiguity, contradiction and personal history. This film (pronounced "Doe Pohznawnia") is an unpretentious, unconventional, unimposing and uncompromising record of life in the last (and in some ways, worst) days of a regime whose loss of power was just around the corner.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tony Bannon

Citizens of What Country (1973) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is the story of a young American Army deserter arriving in Buffalo's bleak bus terminal, his pre-flight coaching by a peace worker, his trek across the bridge and into Toronto, the way of things so far in the exile community, the melancholy expectancies for himself and others of the New Dispossessed in this next-to-worst of two worst possible worlds. The directors have by all odds a most life-gripping topic. We get apparently spontaneous, heart-jolting remarks by poker faced youngsters who have lost about everything but their lives. There are glimpses of a commune with the most depressing kitchen tub of indelible chow since Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH, bare boards in crack-wall rooms, the hollow timbre and seemingly even the smell of a social cave... The film gets to you. It evokes the ache and dislocation, at times the simple nobility of self-exiled youth, however wrong-headed they might appear to the political adversary." -- John Dwyer, Buffalo Evening News "CITIZENS OF WHAT COUNTRY? A good question. A really good question. And a good movie. See it." -- CARM-UNIQUE (publication of Committee to Aid Refugees from Militarism, a Toronto exile organization.) "A poignant human effect is created." -- Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers' Newsletter. "Recommended for campus viewing." -- Don Herb, Circle (publication of Lutheran Council in the USA, Department of Campus Ministry). "An extraordinary insight into the political and cultural refugee." --International Experimental Film Festival, Montreal.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Jaime Barrios

Film Club (1968) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

The growing excitement of a group of Puerto Rican teenagers at a storefront film workshop on New York's Lower East Side, creating their own films and showing them in the streets to young people throughout New York City. The interesting relationship between these filmmakers and their supporting social service institutions and personnel an the television media; plus details of the production of the first Puerto Rican Western, THE REVENGE.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jaime Barrios

Hommage To Nicanor Parra (1968) 16mm, black and white, 44.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

In Spanish, no subtitles. An intimate portrait of the South American poet Nicanor Parra, reading his poetry and talking with friends. Made during Parra's visit to the YMHA Poetry Center in New York. "... a series of punches to the solar plexus -- physical, moral, audio and visual -- of the audience." The Sunday Magazine, Santiago, Chile.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jaime Barrios

This is Not a Demonstration (1969) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A day in the life of Enrique Vargas' Guerilla Theater. A short, personal look at radical street theater in New York City.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Scott Bartlett

1970 (1972) 16mm, color, 29.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History

Financed by the American Film Institute. A dramatic absorbing autobiographical film in the form of an interior documentary, 1970 is a multiplexed portrait of a moment in time: the San Francisco sub- culture of the 1960s. A lasting testament to a time we will never forget. --FILMEX.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Scott Bartlett

Medina (1972) 16mm, color, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An extraordinary, lucid and lyrical documentary of Morocco, unique in that it conveys both the exterior and interior values of the country. ... the richest, boldest and most subtly disciplined evocation of a place that I have ever seen on film. It is as if all the impulse toward lyrical pattern had found an objective correlative in the walls, the steps, the tiles, the dense calligraphic decoration, the shaded windows and veiled eyes of the city. -- Roger Greespun, New York Times.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Scott Bartlett

Making Serpent (1980) 16mm, color, 31.30 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Barlett narrates MAKING SERPENT and describes the creative process behind SERPENT, his award winning short of 1971. MAKING SERPENT is a step-by-step teaching device that explores film techniques such as: how to structure a non- verbal narrative; how to shoot film for special editing techniques; how to isolate universal images in nature; how to make exciting visuals inexpensively. Shown together with SERPENT, this film becomes an important educational aid for film and art students alike. An entire film course in cinemagraphics. -- Gail Silva, Film Arts Foundation, California I consider it a reasonable antidote to some of the loose pretensions of structural film. -- Stan Brakage, Filmmaker Colorado Eisenstein Film Form Continued on Film. -- Bruce Baillie, Filmmaker, Washington.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Scott Bartlett

Making Offon (1981) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

In the summer of 1967, Mike MacNamee, Glen Mckay and Scott Barlett met for America's first electrovideographic jam. Barlett's film loop and Mackay's light show liquids were mixed through a video effects bank and the results were filmed by MacNamee directly off the studio monitor with a rented kinescope camera. Barlett edited a portion of this material and then built a sound track with the help of Tom DeWitt, who had also supplied many of the original film loops, and Manny Meyer, electronic sound composer. The finished film was called OFFON. in 1980, Bartlett recreated the event in a video production class at UCLA. With his student' help, he composed a video primer: MAKING OFFON. Wipes, keying, feedback -- all the standard functions of a studio switcher -- are first illustrated and named, then woven into a sound and picture puzzle of the 60's. A MUST for all video students, especially when shown along with the original OFFON. --S.B.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Le Ann Bartok

Skyworks, The Red Mile (1974) 16mm, color, 9.30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Documentary of conceptual artist Le Ann Bartok Wilchusky's "Skyworks, The Red Mile," dropped from 7,500 ft. altitude with skydivers, kinetically danced over the Pennsylvania countryside. This "Dropped Object" unrolled in free fall creating a line one mile long which altered the sky space dramatically. Shorter red pieces, held by the skydivers in free fall, spiral in and out as the skydiver as performer is held in G force. A visual symphony of falling lines. -- L.A.B.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Le Ann Bartok

Skyworks, Wind & Fire (1975) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Film of "Dropped Objects" falling from 8,000 ft. altitudes with skydivers as performers. This film of a conceptual artist's work is a document of Skyworks but also meant to be expressive as an art film. A film of meditation revealing the cosmic breath as Skyworks pieces fall at the rate of 120 to 135 miles per hour. A breathing language of light and knowledge. Performance-controlled flight. Gyres cycling in and out -- the mystic spiral. A perception of light and space as energy lines alter the environment temporarily.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Colin Barton

Broken Footnotes (1994) 16mm, color, 7.30 min

Genre: Documentary

BROKEN FOOTNOTES, like the footnotes at the end of a book, gives further information to the ideas in and out-takes from IMAGES OF BROKEN FACE.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maria Beatty

Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop or How to be a Goddess in 101 Easy Steps, The (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 52.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic

It is said if you follow the video carefully you will "be happier and healthier, improve your sex life, and even create miracles..." THE SLUTS AND GODDESSES VIDEO WORKSHOP OR HOW TO BE A SEX GODDESS IN 101 EASY STEPS is a humorous, absurd, heartfelt and worshipful look at SEX. This tape, featuring an all woman cast, is made especially for women to inspire more sensual and sexual pleasure in their lives. THE SLUTS AND GODDESSES VIDEO WORKSHOP OR HOW TO BE A SEX GODDESS IN 101 EASY STEPS utilizes the forbidden and ancient roles of women to achieve personal transformation. Guided through this adventure by eroticist Annie Sprinkle and her team of "Transformation Facilitators" one encounters the more exotic ways to stimulate pleasure such as: flagellation by oak leaves, gender bending, body shaving, sword dancing, ritual body painting, contortions, menstrual blood, female ejaculation, rhythmic deep breathing, primal screaming, group masturbation, passionate safe sex and more in this guided adventure. This dazzling video challenges the boundaries of "femininity," of the "good girl/bad girl" myths and the definitions of sexual "norms." It is meant to unleash women's sexual powers and remind them that sex is sacred. It is blatant and undyingly explicit, an "eye fuck." Annie Sprinkle and Maria Beatty are daring and bold in their approach to a new (or perhaps ancient) freedom of the body.

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Stephen R. Beck

Havana Club (1967) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Havana Club presents street shots and city life. Shot on unsplit 8mm and 16mm, the vividly colored film uses layered imagery and filters. Music by Mothers of Invention.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Pamela Bennett

Diary (1989) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

The zither and me.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

Time and a Half (1972) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Twenty-four hours in the life of a factory worker.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pip Benveniste

Poet (1969) 16mm, black and white, 49.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater

I know about public readings, the pop performance, the funny audience poems anything-for-a-thrill. In this film I wanted to avoid all that, hoping to get an inner view by way of quiet, five to ten minute of a private reading, keeping the camera as nerveless as possible, letting the poet talk his poems into being language without the interpretive art. I wish I'd been able to film it invisibly. Nine poets came along, separately, to a quiet room, and when they'd reached the point where the camera was just another piece of furniture, they read to themselves, and I picked it up. I think of this film as a book of reference, like I Ching, like the Oxford English Dictionary, Like Leonardo's Notebooks. The poets who take part: Jack Hirschman, Asa Benveniste, Hugh Manning, Nathaniel Tarn, Lee Harwood, Tom Raworth, Jim Dine, Jeff Nuttall, Bob Cobbing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Berliner

Family Album, The (1986) 16mm, black and white, 60.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children_Youth, Family, Found Footage, History, Personal_Diary_Journal

THE FAMILY ALBUM is a one-hour experimental documentary film utilizing a vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920's through the 1950's. These home movies are exciting, authentic documents of American folk history and culture, taken from the personal vantage point of the amateur photographic eye. Subjects span the entire spectrum of the traditional home movie idiom, including mixed racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic sources. The soundtrack for THE FAMILY ALBUM is composed of many oral history interviews, and a wide and electric variety of family audio recordings including birthday parties, weddings anniversaries, funerals, audio letters, music lessons... arguments in the kitchen. Structured from birth to death, THE FAMILY ALBUM is a collage film that weaves its elements into a composite lifetime, passing through the celebration and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience. It is a universal yet intimate portrait of American family life, not scripted, not rehearsed, not immune to conflicts and contradictions underlying family life and its rituals. ... exerts a cumulative a considerable behavioral fascination. -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice ... a moving and universal celebration, a family album that provokes a warm shock of recognition. --Howard Aaron, Northwest Film and Video Center ... the disjunction between soundtrack and image curiously heightens the reality and surreality of the home movie as a private dream. -- John Hanhardt, Whitney Museum of American Art. ... Most of not all of the adults in the films are surely dead by now, forgotten, often almost unknown, yet visible in a flickering facsimile of life, waving and speaking to us from beyond this life in a kind of anonymous immortality -- Ted Mahar, Oregonian, July 4, 1987

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Alan Berliner

Nobody's Business (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 60.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Family, Found Footage, Personal & Diary, Philosophical

Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a uniquely cinematic biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Ultimately this complex portrait is a meeting of the minds - where the past meets the present, where generations collide, and where the boundaries of family life are pushed, pulled, stretched, torn and surprisingly at times, also healed. Particularly in this age of low format video proliferation, Nobody's Business is notable for its masterful editing, stunning craft and exquisite filmmaking. Filmmaker Alan Berliner achieves a rare feat of inter-generational sleuthing as he weaves together aesthetically and emotionally rich interviews with his father and other family members, an extraordinary array of archival material, and live action sequences to create an inventive and touching essay on memory and family. Mining the hitherto untapped resources of long-distance relatives, some of whom were unknown to him prior to the making of the film, Berliner touches upon universal themes relating to families, regardless of cultural background. -- Rockefeller Foundation Catalogue "Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES "A funny, poignant, and densely textured look at family and personality... a film of unusual charms and stylistic verve -- affecting and revealing." -- VARIETY "A storyteller of profound scope and an editor of eye-popping skill, Berliner ultimately coaxes a hugely entertaining story out of his relatives -- an Albert Brooks comedy with the gravity of personal history. " -- CITY PAGES The News and Arts Weekly of the Twin Cities A gift to the whole human family -- hilarious, tender, provocative, witty, touching, instructive and, as with all works of art, exhilarating." -- NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK "I know of no one working in personal films today who can do so well what Alan Berliner does: bring dramatically alive the intense agon and ambivalence and love within families. His dazzling technical mastery of the relation between sound and image is always kept in the service of deep psychological truths." -- Philip Lopate. FILM COMMENT "What leapfrogs Berliner's work to the head of the pack is a combination of passionate involvement, cool/detached intellect, thematic consistency that mirrors the universal in the personal... and a virtual inability to bore the viewer. A Berliner hour is like a New York minute -- a lot happens in a short amount of time, and it's over before you know it." -- Morrie Warshawski, CHICAGO JEWISH STAR

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

David Bienstock

Nothing Happened This Morning (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body

Nothing happens and everything happens-- in the simplest of experiences there is a complexity and a vitality unknown and unfelt until the moment when we begin to let its wonder filter into us and flow through our bodies, our minds and our souls. When that happens the ordinary world becomes extraordinary-- the magic of the universe is within each moment and act perceived in as many levels as we can contain. NOTHING HAPPENED THIS MORNING attempts to capture this state of unconsciousness in the first twenty minutes of an ordinary--extraordinary morning.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Les Blank

Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins, The (1967) 16mm, color, 31.15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

In his own words and his "own own" music, Lightnin' Hopkins reveals the inspiration for his blues. He sings, jives, ponders. He boogies at an outdoor barbecue and a black rodeo, and takes you with him on a homecoming visit to his boyhood home of Centerville, Texas. The film reaches past the impish bluesman himself into the Blues itself, into the red-clay Texas, into hard times, into blackness, into the senses.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Les Blank

God Respects Us When We Work But He Loves Us When We Dance (1968) 16mm, color, 20.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

An original rock music score accentuates this film panorama of the action and more meditative moments occurring at Los Angeles' memorable 1967 Easter Sunday Love-in. Earmarks of the alternative culture, like open use of drugs, meditation, free expression of love and affection are revealed in this colorful and candid record of a social phenomenon.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Les Blank

Spend It All (1971) 16mm, color, 43.45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Music

This is a perceptive, lusty lyrical documentary of some true American originals-- the bayou people in Cajun Country. --Times Picayune, New Orleans. The Cajuns of Southwest Louisiana still retain the language, camaraderie and old world spirit of their French-speaking Acadian ancestors. The film captures the intense bravado and vitality of their lives, in scenes such as quarter horse racing, coffee roasting, accordion building, cooking and having suppers along with the intoxicating music of the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy, Nathan Abshire and others.

Rental: $50.00
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Les Blank

Always For Pleasure (1978) 16mm, color, 57.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Music, Spiritual / Mystical

"Always for Pleasure" is an intensive insider's look at Mardi Gras and the briad of musical traditions the annual celebration supports in New Orleans. It's a fairly shabby Southern city, with a touristy, almost tacky overlay. But beneath the overlay is something vital, something intimately acquainted with living and dying, that marketing cannot long disguise or distort. New Orleans has a gut-level mythic quality, a resonance unique among American cities. ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE amplifies that resonance. The film takes you to a jazz funeral where a brass band blows dirges on the way to the graveyard, then cuts loose on the way back. It takes you to pre-Mardi Gras practice parades, Mardi Gras celebrations and a St. Patrick's Day parade in the white working class neighborhoods. The second part of the film focuses on Mardi Gras celebrations in the black community, particularly on the annual revival of the black Indian tradition, in which working class blacks try to outdo each other in dancing, talking, and especially in the parading of hand-sewn Indian costumes of their own design. Most of all, there is an underlying sense of community, of an organic link with the past, that is both sobering and exhilarating, providing pleasure and responsibility. This is how I want to go out, says a young man at a funeral parade, with a little band behind me and my friends having a nice time. But I'm living now and I'm not going to wait, 'til I'm in the ground, laid out, to have fun in the streets. .

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Les Blank

Chicken Real (1980) 16mm, color, 22.45 min

Genre: Documentary

An industrial short made for the world's second largest poultry producer, CHICKEN REAL incorporates subversive bits of satire in its promotion of the assembly-line approach to mass-manufacturing food. Music recorded in North Carolina, of a group playing all the chicken songs they knew. Blank shot this documentary for an automated chicken growing operation that produces 156 million chicken a year! He brought all his skill to bear on the project, and added a narration that's only barely tongue-in cheek. It's his funniest film, one that works on its own terms as a fascinating documentary on the chicken biz and also a humorous comment on itself. Surreal images abound -- hundreds of chickens clicking toward a feeding belt, thousands of chicks huddling together is a giant breeding room, dead chickens flying across a table, passing through hellish flames on a conveyer, receiving giblet transplants. But the most interesting thing is that Blank evades the issue of chicken death completely -- skipping in an instant from live chickens to dead ones with absolutely no mention that birds are dying. It's the only Blank film in which death is never acknowledged -- and as a result death pervades the picture as it does no other. Chickens of incomparable succulence. -- Micheal Goodwin, Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $50.00
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Les Blank

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980) 16mm, color, 23.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

In 1979, Les Blank took a brief detour from his filmic path through traditional American music to film German filmmaker Werner Herzog honoring a vow he claims he made to Errol Morris, A Berkeley student, that he (Herzog) would eat his shoe if Morris ever got off his butt and actually made one of his films he was forever talking about. Stung into action, Morris directed GATES OF HEAVEN, a highly acclaimed film about a pet cemetery -- and Herzog, true to his word, returned to Berkeley to consume one of his desert boots in front of a large audience at the UC Theater. The film reveals an obsessive, self destructive almost superhuman dimension to Herzog that people must have the guts to attempt what they dream of. Herzog adds comment on the value of cinema and the need for a new grammar of images. Definitely the strangest of Blank's love letters to food, and a major addition to the small shelf of films in filmmaking. The strength of this definitely unusual little film is Herzog eccentric brilliance which Blank captures as well as he did the singers in DEL MERO CORAZON. -- Rick Chatenever, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jerry Bloedow

Park Lark (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, History

A half-hour movie about the Avant-Garde Festival in Central Park that took place by the race of Hoving and Moorman.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Bloedow

Songs of Lewis Wadhams (1974) 16mm, color, 16.45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

The music and way of life of a Summerhill-type school; excerpted from a longer documentary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cassis Blush

Marc Ribot: Descent Into Baldness (1993) VHS PAL, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

This 1995 documentary peels back a few discordant layers from the life of guitarist Marc Ribot. Schooled in classical guitar, with a voice filtered through Haitian traditions, recondite self-exploration and political commentary, Ribot is an intriguing subject who manages to give a lot away without ever really giving you anything. Director Cassis wanders with him through rehearsal spaces, stages and streets to explore what makes the musician (who later went on to found Los Cubanos Postizos) tick. German director Cassis uses a captivating blend of lo-fi camerawork to explore the avant-guard world surrounding Ribot, while seeming to have a great time herself. In fact, working on the film inspired her to go out and found her own band. After watching this, those in the stranglehold of their own artsy proclivities may feel the same way.--Geoff Girvitz

Rental: $75.00
VHS PAL Rental: $75.00

Gabriela Bohm

Passages (2000) VHS PAL, black and white, 65.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

I am not sure that what I wrote is true. I am certain it is truthful. -- Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz Survivor, from her book Auschwitz and After In this personal documentary, a filmmaker sets off on an odyssey through Eastern Europe, Israel, South America, and The United States to uncover long-harbored family mysteries, myths, and secrets. In the end, she draws strength from the connections between her own life and the lives of her parents' -- a legacy she will share with her child.

Rental: $40.00
VHS PAL Rental: $40.00

Bryce Bond

Minority By Choice (1972) 16mm, black and white, 24.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A Cinema Arts production. MINORITY BY CHOICE is not a sociological comment on our times. The Bowery people have existed since civilized man... in one society or another. From the camera's point of view MINORITY BY CHOICE gives us one of the few moments of face to face contact with our derelict society. In commentary there is little to be said for or against these souls... once respectable, able-bodied men and women, who were a part of every man who strove for his place in the sun. The "minority" have found theirs... not at the top of society's ladder but at the bottom. It is after all the same sun that shines on us all... the same ladder, except they choose to stand on the bottom rung... where ultimate oblivion strikes first.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Abbe Borov

Let It Shine (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Theatrical Only. Non-Theatrical Source: Films Inc. On a cold, rainy November morning, a bus leaves New York City carrying a diverse group of people to the Washington Peace March. This cinema-verite film focuses on these individuals; their unique personalities, their emotions and conflicts, united in their opposition to the cruel war of Viet Nam. The cinema-verite camera captures the sights and sounds of this march through the eyes of these individuals. LET IT SHINE is the story of that one day when 50,000 Americans raised a dramatic voice for Peace.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Stan Brakhage

Song 15: Fifteen Song Traits (1981) 16mm, color, 38.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family

A series of individual portraits of friends and family, all interrelated in what might be called a branch growing directly from the trunk of SONGS 1 thru 14. On order of appearance: Robert Kelly, Jane and our dog Durin, our boys Bearthm and Rarc, daughter Crystal and the canary Cheep Donkey, Robert Creely and Michael McClure, the rest of our girls Myrrena and Neowyn, Angelo Dibenedetto, Ed Dorn and his family and Jonas Mekas (to whom the FIFTEEN SONG TRAITS is dedicated), as well as some few strangers, were the source of these TRAITS coming into being -- my thanks to all... and to all who see them clearly.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 28 & 29 (1986) 16mm, color, 7.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family

Song 28: Scenes as texture. SONG 29: A portrait of the artist's mother.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1 (1967) 16mm, color, 24.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

A visualization of the inner world of foetal beginnings, the infant, the baby, the child--a shattering of the myths of childhood through revelation of the extremes of violent terror and overwhelming joy of that world darkened to most adults by their sentimental remembering of it... A tone poem for the eye-- very inspired by the music of Oliver Messiaen.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Fern Silva

Passage Upon the Plume (2011) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment and nature, landscape and architecture, spiritual/mystical

"Those who go thither, they return not again."

"Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets. Hearts heavier and lighter than the feather, permitted passage. Tethered or freed, resting from life or dawning anew." -Charity Coleman

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Bill Brand

Coalfields (1984) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 38.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

West Virginia industrial landscapes are collaged through a series of mattes that transform the photographed scenes into a kinetic field of shapes and spaces. While the technique and the emotional tone are reminiscent of the earlier are more purely personal CHUCK'S WILL'S WIDOW (1982), the new film extends the already complex visual idiom by inlaying social, sexual, and personal and political subjects. Woven into the fabric of the film is the story of Fred Carter, a retired coal miner and black lung activist who was framed by the Federal Government into order to undercut the black lung movement and to stop his bid for president of the UMWA. His story is told through fragments of documentary interviews and by a poet whose narrative is a counter theme in the film. The thematic elements and formal approaches sit in precarious balance. COALFIELDS has an original poetic text by Kimiko Hahn and sound composition by Earl Howard.

Rental: $80.00 DVD sale: 80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $80.00

Bill Brand

Home Less Home (1991) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

In HOME LESS HOME people who are homeless reveal homelessness from their own experiences dispelling common misconceptions and prejudices. Told as a personal journey, the film gives a broad analysis of the causes and conditions of homelessness while it analyzes news, TV reports and historical images of poverty. HOME LESS HOME presents new ways to look at homelessness, displacing the debate from questions of charity to ones of social justice. "Bill Brand's remarkable documentary problems the lifestyles of the homeless population of our city and reveals perhaps the most frightening news of all. Many of those we see outside in cardboard boxes or sleeping bags are not drunks, addicts or lazy, but workers who simply don't earn enough to rent a room in New York." -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center "The testimony of many homeless people would have been a sufficiently urgent basis for any documentary film on this subject. But Mr. Brand goes further, offering a disquisition on the connection between the condition of the homeless and the consequences of studying it as a series of images." -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

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

Sarah Jane Lapp

Happy are the Happy (Your Best Joke, Please) (1999) 16mm, , 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural, history, landscape / architecture, music, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

Happy are the Happytraces a journey into humor, guided by the survivors of not-so-happy lives. How does one generation of survivors communicate with the next? Can humor function as a shared language for disparate communities of displaced people-specifically, a difficult diaspora of Bosnian, Jewish, and Romany refugees? And could you tell us your best joke, please? Of its participants and its viewers, this experimental, non-fiction film asks these questions and other relating to the matrix of memory, survival, and comic impulse of everyday life-in Prague and beyond.

"Happy are the Happy delicately explores the power of humor to heal in the face of tragedy. Softly lit in elegant black and white, survivors of the Holocaust and recent Baltic atrocities share the simple amusements that sustained them and the jokes that still keep them sane..." (Paul Malcolm / LA Weekly)

"Is there anything funny about war? Sarah Jane Lapp, a Minneapolis-born filmmaker who earned a Fulbright Fellowship at the prestigious FAMU in Prague, had the opportunity to interview survivors from Auschwitz and the siege of Sarajevo in her 1999 short "Happy Are the Happy (Your best joke, please)," and confirmed that the only humor to be found is in the form of bitter jokes about retained limbs, the relentless repetition of harsh daily lives, and such intermittent pastimes as collecting fleas. In a brief running time, Lapp succeeds - through interviews, innovative montage, and lingering shots of ace that have seen too much - to endow her survivors' tales with incredible dignity and heart..." (Caroline Palmer / Minneapolis City Pages )

Rental: $100

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Revised Lesson Plan For Private Kim Jae Won (1999) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children / youth, ethnic / multicultural, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, psychology & mental health

A gift for my former student upon the eve of his matriculation to the Korean army.

Rental: $50

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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

As You Pass By (2014) digital file, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Fern Silva

Films By Fern Silva (2010-2014) DVD, color & b/w, 80 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, ethic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Films by Fern Silva

Wayward Fronds - 2014, 13 min
Tender Feet - 2013, 10 min
Concrete Parley - 2012, 18 min
Passage Upon the Plume - 2011, 7 min
Peril of the Antilles - 2011, 6 min
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails - 2010, 13 min
Servants of Mercy - 2010, 13 min

Rental: $80

Andrea Callard

Flora Funera (For Battery Park City) (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, dance, environment / nature, landscape / architecture , music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual , structural

West of the World Trade Center was an open field edged by a retaining wall. On Memorial Day, 1976, I made this by throwing rocks at the rebar with Bernice Rubin and Richard Friedman.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

11 thru 12 (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 11-12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, structural

In 11 thru 12 , Callard usese the structure of the I Ching and an ironing board as a broadcasting desk to consider how to search, what it will cost, the absurdity of explanation, and the limits of the measuring mind.

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

Fluorescent/Azalea (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Between City Hall Park and the Hudson River, I photographed lights and reflections visible from places where other people worked. There were flowers that were nearly fluorescent for sale at the Farm & Garden Nursery and to see at the Botanic Gardens. Earlier in life, both singing onstage and diving boards were platforms for performance.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Lost Shoe Blues (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

In Lost Shoe Blues, the camera walks looking over weeds growing in landfill sand dumped to extend the edges of Battery Park City. We hears a song about losing shoes and losing time as nature forces persist. At this time in New York City, there actually were lost landscapes strewn with single cast off shoes, weeds, and other bits of life.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 (1974-1984) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 115 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 is a compendium of short media works made between 1974 and 1984. Available on DVD or as a mix of film and video, flexible.

The following four parts are preserved as 16mm film. Otherwise, the material is available as video.

16mm Films:
In 2010, 11 thru 12 and Fluorescent/Azalea , both super 8mm films, were preserved as 16mm with funds from the national Film Preservation Foundation by Bill Brand in cooperation with Brent Phillips and The Fales Library & Special Collections. 11 thru 12 was warmly received at the 7th Orphans Film Symposium and the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Lost Shoe Blues and Flora Funera (for Battery Park City) were preserved on film the following year by Brittan Dunham and Bill Brand's class in the Moving Picture Archiving Program at New York University. Livia Bloom selected the feature length compendium for theatrical release at the Maysles Cinema in New York in 2012. As Guest Curator for DOXA 2013, she wrote an essay also titled Talking Landscape: Early Media Works 1974-1984 , (http://2013.doxafestival.ca/festival/essays/talking). Gradually, more pieces of this period are becoming visible again. In 2014, New York Women in Film and Television awarded funds to preserve Some Food May Be Found in the Desert.

Included in the DVD:
Fragments of a Self Portrait
Window
Balls with Club
Rubber Shoes
Drawers
Sweep
Delaware Stone Throw
Fluorescent/Azaela
Lost Shoe Blues
Flora Funera (for Battery Park City)
11 thru 12
Contact Mics with Cara
Lispenard Ladder
The Customs House
Notes on Ailanthus
Commuting from Point to Point
The Times Square Show 1980
Pus Factory

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

Tom Brener

Pilotone Study No. 1 (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

I made this film in the course of a single day using a borrowed sync. set-up. Color and sequence of event has been preserved. My concerns in the film were to photograph and record events that were anticipated, but accidental, within the confines of a format that would provide a context of determined artificiality.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Breyer

Moon Clouds (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Personal / Diary / Journal

The film documents a student's reaction to a poetry reading session. After enjoying the strange environment, and companionship, the student looks at himself and his activities in a different way. The film was photographed at the Rutgers Campus in New Jersey.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Brick

Conspiracy And The Dybbuk, The (1971) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

In English and Hebrew, no subtitles. Political documentary of the religious exorcism of the evil spirit or dybbuk possessing Federal Judge Hoffman, trial judge of the notorious conspiracy trail of the so-called Chicago Eight. Exorcism ceremony performed by the Radical Jewish Union of New York on the steps of the federal court house at Foley Square, intercut with coverage of rallies addressed by Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, William Kunstler and Jean Genet.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Brick

House Construction Home Movie, The (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Time-lapse documentary which compressed five months of house construction in northern Vermont, from foundation concrete to metal roofing, into a fast moving short, featuring virtuoso banjo soundtrack by Eric Weissberg. Diplome d'Excellence, Festival International du Cineka en 16mm de Montral, 1972; Screened at S. F. Art Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Built Environment Film Festival of Columbia U. Grad. Schl. of Architecture, 1973; Televised by Vermont ETV (San Francisco), and by B. R. T., Flemish Network in Brussels

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Brick

Last Stand Farmer (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 25.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A documentary record, filmed through four seasons, of the life and philosophy of a 67 year old Vermont Hill farmer and his struggle to keep his 19th century farm operation going. Soon after he viewed the finished film, Kenneth O'Donell died, his widow Helen sold the farm and moved away with the assistance of the Vermont Council of the Humanities and Public Issues. Raises interesting questions about the present viability of small farms. A poignant, true, harsh picture. Gives a real sense of the dignity of the struggle. A beautifully photographed portrait of an intriguing couple, i. e., the farmer and his wife, who seem to be relaxed in front of the camera. Has authenticity, sensitivity, honesty and restraint which are all appropriate to its theme. Educational Film Library. Awards: John Grierson Award and Blue Ribbon at 1976 American Film Festival; Gold Ducat at 1975 Mannheim Internationale Filmworche; Brinze Medal at the 1975 Virgin Island Film Festival, and ten other awards.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Richard Brick

Visits with God (1992) 16mm, color, 24.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Science & Medicine, Spiritual / Mystical

Documentary subtitled TWO FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES which explores the possibility of life after death through two cases based on model established by Raymond Moody, M. D. in his book, Life After Life. Two women, speaking directly to camera, recall in riveting detail their own near death experiences during critical medical procedures. Accounts are personal, moving, authentic. Produced under an independent Filmmakers Grant from the American Film Institute.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Noll Brinckmann

West Village Meat Market, The (1979) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

... was made as a documentation of a New York neighborhood, but combines the documentary mode with the metaphorical. Depicting empty as well as busy locations, garbage as well as meat, the love making of pigeons as well as the movement of trucks, it tries to evoke an irrelevant chronology of life. It is also a film about filmmaking. It explores the differences of fixed camera and camera movement, stationary and moving objects, black and white and color. By setting up formal oppositions, it focuses on some of the textural and spatial possibilities inherent in cinema -- such as the contrast between dark cavities and flat surfaces, mist or smoke and solid silhouettes, running water and rolling wheels.

Rental: $30.00
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Noll Brinckmann

Upholstered Furniture In The Grass: Polstermobel In Grunen (1984) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A film about the fascinating qualities of discarded furniture. Junk is subject that lends itself in a particular way to the composition of images in color: imposing no 'natural' limits on the framing, it can be photographed according to aesthetic requirements only. Humidity, daylight, and the proximity of green leaves and grass render a luminosity to the materials incompatible with the subdued tones of the living rooms they come from. Discarded objects tend to arrange themselves in clusters of quiet abstractness, but they also have a disquieting effect. Their aura of shelterness and the home is undercut be decay and traces of subsequent use, emanating illicit suggestions.

Rental: $30.00
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Noll Brinckmann

Father, The (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 25.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage

DER FATHER is a collage of authentic film footage from the thirties, shot by the film-maker's father (in black and white) and additional new footage (in color). The concept of the film is to make the viewer see the father's footage -- expressing his patriarchal and colonitistic point-of-view, his image of himself, his male fantasies, etc. -- through the daughter's eyes. It is thus a film about the problematical, libidinal as well as critical, relationship between daughter and father. Translation of the intertitles of DER FATHER: 1) DER FATER =THE FATHER. 2) It is a strange feeling to look at the footage my father shot more than fifty years ago. -- He died early, from the after effect of a tropical disease. 3) My father, Dr. Kurt Noll, was a doctor, a hunter, an adventurer, an amateur filmmaker and an amateur anthropologist. This combination of professions justifies his appropriation of large part of the world. He emigrated to China as a young man. By the beginning of the 1930's, he already owned a 16mm camera and a private hospital in Shanghai. He could thus afford to travel extensively through many countries: sometimes as a hunter or explorer like Sven Hedin, sometimes as a medical advisor to prominent Chinese patients.

Rental: $50.00
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Betzy Bromberg

Ciao Bella (1978) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

A personal film about love and mortality. "[Ciao Bella] shows a world of crowded, kinetic New York streets and hauntingly empty interior spaces, graced briefly by wisps of childish energy and the provocation of nearly naked women. Bromberg deftly contrasts that vibrant exuberance with a sense of devastating loss and the effect is at once brazenly personal (if elliptical) and incredibly powerful. Unfolding desire merges with the ever-present reality of the threat of losing what you love." . - Holly Willis, LA Weekly "CIAO BELLA is a summer-in-the-city travelogue that mixes verite of Lower East Side Bikers, Times Square topless dancers, and Coney Island crowds to achieve a highly charged atmosphere of manic exhibitionism and sexual raunch." - J. Hoberman, Artforum

16mm Rental: $55.00

David Brooks

Carolyn And Me: Part One (ca. 1968) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

David and Carolyn Brooks with friends. At Martha's Vineyard, on NYC bus, shooting at the beach, etc. "Was going to tape Carolyn and my first conversation in about 5 months of no contact. Show true love (whatever that is). Couldn't do it. Chickened out. Didn't want to get something between us. (Carolyn, what's come between us?). Film sequence, love: single frame printing, break colors into basic three (in the order of red, green, blue) and A/B roll to create 'well-known symetry' and to lighten frame (AB brightens, bi-pack darkens) / Binarius is the devil / ah, love / one flesh / let no man put asunder." - David Brooks

Rental: $50.00
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David Brooks

Carolyn And Me: Part Three (ca. 1968) 16mm, color, 36.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

David and Carolyn Brooks and friends. At Tibetan seminar, prison, Chandler Moore's house, etc. "Was going to tape Carolyn and my first conversation in about 5 months of no contact. Show true love (whatever that is). Couldn't do it. Chickened out. Didn't want to get something between us. (Carolyn, what's come between us?). Film sequence, love: single frame printing, break colors into basic three (in the order of red, green, blue) and A/B roll to create 'well-known symetry' and to lighten frame (AB brightens, bi-pack darkens) / Binarius is the devil / ah, love / one flesh / let no man put asunder." - David Brooks

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Brooks

Carolyn And Me: Part Two (ca. 1968) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

David and Carolyn Brooks and friends. Walking in woods, at picnic, in VW bus, etc. "Was going to tape Carolyn and my first conversation in about 5 months of no contact. Show true love (whatever that is). Couldn't do it. Chickened out. Didn't want to get something between us. (Carolyn, what's come between us?). Film sequence, love: single frame printing, break colors into basic three (in the order of red, green, blue) and A/B roll to create 'well-known symetry' and to lighten frame (AB brightens, bi-pack darkens) / Binarius is the devil / ah, love / one flesh / let no man put asunder." - David Brooks

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Crystal Snow (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

One soft morning in West Philadelphia, the run down streets are covered with snow ... Music performed live by Norman Fauntleroy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Martens Bar (1976) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Night on the streets of New York. "Dawn enters the sunk city". A sonnet by Edwin Denby, who reads it and appears briefly in the distance. "old sixth ... the lunge of headlights ... the alive, the dead, answer, ask ..."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Apple, The And In Bed (Two Videos) (1986) DVD NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Literature & Theater

In Bed is "a bringing back into life of the snippets and events described and imagined verse by verse in Kenneth Koch's poem 'In Bed'. Arranged in staccato verses rapid machine gun fire, the poem is read on the sound track while the visual choreography unfurls. The poem riffs on the plausible possibilities and remembered musings that took place in beds the poet has known. While some of these are re-enacted, there's room for luxurious pauses while the visuals catch up with the poet's triggered thoughts running banshee away into formerly unexplored regions of hilarious fantasy and sweet memory: a morning coffee vision becomes penetrable as, lugging a typewriter into bed, a poet, surrounded by muses (in silk nightgowns) composes a ditty before unreluctantly submitting to mere mortal pleasures; a portrait sitter's fantasy of seeing the artist working topless is spliced in; a scantily dressed damsel sleepwalks her way through a dawning forest into the viewer's daydreams. Rudy's lyrical montage opens and reflects the world the way a poem does. He consistently gets to the essential fragments of an experience or a view. His perspective is that of a pedestrian god of the sidewalks, a celebrator of details we might have missed. The films are about desire, bewitched noticing and, most of all, love. " -Greg Masters

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Aviary (1955) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell. "Rudy Burckhardt photographed this impression of New York's Union Square under Joseph Cornell's direction. This location held a particular fascination for Cornell who wanted to establish a foundation for artists and art therapy there. In the film he treats the park as an outdoor aviary."--P.Adams Sitney

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Good Evening Everybody (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

Burckhardt has taken the young woman as his world. With characteristic good humor and lightness of touch in editing and pacing, he never succumbs to the cloying bombardment of the 'I'll put in everything' approach. He shapes it into a film we slide right down, toward a sparkling blue pool of water: our own sense of exhilaration." Ron Padgett "Good Evening Everybody" does not construct a world, but projects a personality. Burckhardt's camera observes life in a way characteristic of someone sensitive to irony, detail, diversity, humor, incongruity and (even) beauty, expressive of a cultivated, somewhat aloof, yet generous sensibility that suggests a perceptive, complicated and engaging, in fact ideal, traveling companion." Noel Carroll, SOHo News

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Mystic Grange or Our Favorite Flower (1988) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Haiti (1938) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

A young Swiss with a curious eye looks at this tropical black island world, savoring the difference.

Rental: $40.00 DVD sale: 50.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Pursuit of Happiness, The (1940) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

People moving in midtown New York, relating to a fire hydrant, a crack in the pavement and to each other. Quiet moments of buildings alone, only a barbershop sign moving, and some startling camera tricks at the end.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Montgomery, Alabama (1941) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

... where a soldier on a weekend pass takes a leisurely walk, on both sides of the tracks, with Kodachrome in his camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Climate of New York, The (1948) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

"... courses among empty lots and children and their elders enjoying a quiet Sunday in Astoria, through subways, to buildings at dusk in Manhattan, with perceptive, stark clarity that beautifully preserves the past. Sharp and memorable..." -- A. H. Weiler, New York Times. This film has been preserved by Anthology Film Archives through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by The Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Fund.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Under The Brooklyn Bridge (1953) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

"... one cannot deny its documentary value or Burckhardt's eye for detail, his unpretentiousness. There are sequences -- the children swimming under the Brooklyn Bridge is one -- which belong with the best footage on New York by anybody." -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Aviary, The/Nymphlight/A Fable For Fountains (1957) 16mm, color & b/w, 18.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

N.B. Three titles on one reel. Three films made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

What Mozart Saw on Mulberry Street (1956) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell, edited by R. B. "Slightly symbolic and strangely lyric." -- Alex Katz, Art News

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Mulberry Street (with Joseph Cornell) (1965) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"Slightly symbolic and strangely lyric."--Alex Katz, Art News.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Eastside Summer (1959) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture, Music

A walk on the Lower Eastside, colorful and teeming to the piano of Thelonious Monk.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Lurk (1965) 16mm, black and white, 36.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

"Happy with his luscious daughter Aurora in a rustic setting, Professor Borealis has devised an improved brain and is ready to transplant it. From this point the action keeps turning corners. A really great performance by Red Grooms. Photography and direction are highly personal but poker-faced. The humor is tenderly black. Burckhardt's fusion of documentary-type photography with fairy tale story line is nearer Keystone than avant-garde with its visual honesty and particular virtuosity." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Square Times (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

A Saturday night on 42nd Street, from dusk to dawn. The glamour, the garbage, the hot dogs, the movies, the sex and the violence in the air -- with music by The Supremes.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Times Square Films (1976) VHS NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

1) "Square Times" 1967, A Saturday night on 42nd Street, from dusk to dawn. The glamour, the garbage, the hot dogs, the movies, the sex and the violence in the air -- with music by The Supremes. 2) "Sodom and Gomorrah, NY, 10036", 1976, A documentary about the sex industry around 8th Avenue and 42nd Street.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Money (1968) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

A silent screen-type comedy starring Edwin Denby as Hemlock Stinge. "It deals with old Mr. Stinge, the unlovable billionaire, and many other characters, rich and poor. It shows the luxury and degradation of New York City and the simple fresh air of Maine. The story can't resist slowing up to look at a girl; it skips a few logical links when it gets too complicated. It is being told by a hard-drinking farmer to his son to inspire him to become a billionaire too. The photography is masterful and draws no attention to itself. The text by Joe Brainard, ditto. The documentary sequences show people and buildings on the kind of real life day when you keep finding comedy wherever you look. Special to Burckhardt is the light touch. The jokes -- small touching ones, others outright gags -- are left unexploited and unexplained. The characters are all pretty bad, money is the root of all evil, and they ought not to enjoy themselves but they do anyway. The film is clearly unpretentious, free-wheeling and imaginative." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Summer (1970) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

"A few acres of Maine, a small lake in the woods, wild flowers, clouds, mosses, and mushrooms after the rain. The visual richness is fantastic, the objective eye is absorbing. Burckhardt often cuts by glimpses, the second time you see the film you see twice as much, and each time the power and depth of feeling are new." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Inside Dope (1971) 16mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"One rainy day in Tulsa, when I was 13, the gym teacher showed our class some films in the 'mat' room. One film was about Dope: Jane's a nice girl dating Bob, and they go out in his '48 convertible and park with some friends of Bob's, rather fast friends it turns out. Pretty soon someone lights up a bent little cigarette and offers it to Jane. What's the matter is she chicken? Too late. Pretty soon she's hooked. On H. It has taken me 16 years to find a film which rivals this masterpiece. INSIDE DOPE is a pseudo-educational, fictitious documentary survey of the ups, downs, ins and far-outs of Dope. It is stunningly entertaining, because it is at once very funny and slightly sinister, like Red Skelton in the sky with diamonds. Burckhardt has assembled a star-studded cast: Edwin Denby, the silver ghost himself; beautiful naked girls Tessie Mitchell and Joan Fagin; beautiful but not naked girls Mimi Gross, Yvonne Jacquette, Gerry Jacquette, Elisabeth Rodgers and Susan Leites; dancer Bill Dunas; painters Larry Rivers. Red Grooms and Arthur Cohen; philosopher Edmund Leites; filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt and his son Jacob; and a supporting cast of thousands, including a crack drill corps of marching pills (in an animated sequence by poet Larry Fagin). The film has too many high points to mention, except for one, when a bum falls on the sidewalk and makes along distance call on a milk bottle." -- Ron Padgett

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Doldrums (1972) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

"The New Jersey Turnpike and downtown New York in rain and shine. Trailer trucks, overpasses, and industrial wastes become natural wonders. The stream of trucks is often gay, buts sometimes ominous. After a thunderstorm, the pike gives way to charming and sexy shoppers on 14th St. Real sounds and wonderful color." -- Edmund Leites

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Caterpillar (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Family, Landscape & Architecture

Looking down at nature's small works in the woods of Maine, the straight up at the sky, then down again at the going-on of an inch worm. It could happen any day.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Slipperella (1973) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

With Brooke Alderson. A fairy tale about a pair of moccasins that take off on their own, through woods and fields into the town of Belfast, Maine. They fall in love, drink beer, dream in the gutter, at last are rescued by the boy on whose feet they belong.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

City Pasture (1975) 16mm, color, 41.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

With Trevor Winkfield. A snow storm -- Disney World -- self important New York -- ox-pull in Maine -- a special old man -- strip tease -- an ant in the woods --wild 14th street -- a mugging survived -- the end. "Rudy Burckhardt films New York as a man might pick up shells and sea drift on the beach: some bits because they're pretty or odd, some because they may come in handy and some because he happens to be stooped over anyway..." -- Richard Eder, New York Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Default Averted (1975) 16mm, black and white, 19.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Economics

When New York was about to go bankrupt, all construction had stopped, and an architect tried to become a wrecker. The story of the demolition of a large factory building on 23rd and 6th, while daily business, grimy or funny, money or no money, goes on as usual all around. In stark black and white, with music by Thelonius Monk and Edgar Varese.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Dwellings (1975) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

Where Charles Simonds is building strange structures of tiny bricks in the crumbling walls of New York's Lower Eastside, for his 'Little People', as the astonished neighborhood kids look on.

Rental: $35.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Saroche (1975) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A travelogue of Peru.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Sodom and Gomorrah, New York 10036 (1976) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

A documentary about the sex industry around 8th Avenue and 42nd Street.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Alex Katz Painting (1978) 16mm, color, 24 minutes min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"In 1961 Frank O'Hara wrote, in a letter to John Ashbery, 'The great thing this year I think is Alex Katz,' and in 1962, 'I think he is one of the best, and even more uniquely, one of the most interesting painters in New York.' It is 1978 [when the film was made], and these opinions, once held by the happy few, are now widely accepted. Alex Katz is one of our great painters. How lucky we are, then, to have a film about him by an equally distinguished filmmaker! Such artistic combinations are rare. In this film we see Katz drawing and painting. We see his paint table (he drinks Medaglia d'Oro and eats Skippy peanut butter in the country), his studio, the green view out the door. We see his models. We see him laugh as he works. We see a fly land on his T-shirt, at the shoulder. We see his paintings, lots of them, in detail and from across the room, still shots and gentle, sinuous pans. We see his enormous Times Square billboard in progress, then finished. We see a show being hung, and the opening, where the people inevitably begin to resemble the art on the wall - such a funny and exquisite sensation! And over it all we hear Alex talking to us about his work, talking about style and influence and perception in the most straight-forward way. He talks about art in this matter-of-fact way because overinflation of ideas is precisely not what he's all about. He's smart enough to know that for a painter the look of things is more exciting than any idea about them, and he has the technical mastery capable of handling this visual excitement of life. ALEX KATZ PAINTING is like spending a couple of days with this great and articulate painter." -- Ron Padgett

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Mobile Homes (1979) 16mm, color, 31.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

"The movie opens with a banana still-life vignette seen ripening through time-lapse photography for several days on a rooftop. The energy-charged New York Marathon follows, suggesting the rush of locations and pace about to unfold. The sense of traveling is persistent, we are taken from the marathon in New York, to breakfast in Maine, back to busy city streets, to the Grand Canyon, sky, the dancer Dana Reitz working out in the woods, poets posing, and the journey goes on. There is hardly a breather. Lines of David Shapiro's poem 'When a Man loves a Woman' are printed occasionally across the screen In one segment we hear Alice Notley read her poem 'A Woman comes into the Room.' Essentially a collage of images and sound, the precise order of events is unimportant. Overlays of time, season and location become fulfilling and cumulative experience, the particular sequences like cuts on a diamond." -- Joe Giordano

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Neil Welliver Painting in Maine (1980) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Deep in the woods on a bright summer day we see Neil Welliver paint a small study of sunlight filtering over rocks and ferns through leaves of birches reflected in a quiet pool. Later in his barn-studio he translates the study into an 8 by 8 foot painting. He paints nature doing her own thing, not only in summer but spring, fall and winter as well. He lives in a rambling farmhouse with a large vegetable garden, his electricity supplied by windmills. He talks about landscape painting, the earlier kind and the kind he is doing. A straightforward film about an extraordinary artist.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Rads on Wheels (1980) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Remember the skateboard craze? Made at its peak in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. With Tom Burckhardt, whose song "I'm a Skateboard Junkie" is played by Vincent Katz.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Sonatina and Fugue (1980) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Images of city and landscape moving with a romantic piano sonatina by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), then classic keyboard figures by Johann S. Bach. Images and music, "in" the same time-space, sometimes join and affect each other, then pursue their own independent course again.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Bach's Last Keyboard Fugue (1981) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Music

Dense, dark, wintry, black and white city scenes accompany the great Johann Sebastian's austre, magnificent, unfinished keyboard fugue, played on the piano by Charles Rose.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Cerveza Bud (1981) 16mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"Taking its title from the favorite elixir of New York Hispanics and its format from collage, this filmic slice of life coalesces into an ethnographic view of a possible future: the city as a constantly bubbling, delirious playground where yesterday's monuments are symbols to be triumphed over, and tomorrow never arrives. Perhaps this is why the ultimate effect is one of wistfulness, due also to the unexpected intrusion of a memento mori in the guise of a nude traversing Maine woods, both visually mocking Central Park's trampled pastorality and offering its frenetic revelers an alternative route." -- Trevor Winkfield

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Yvonne Jacquette Painting "Autumn Expansion" (1981) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

About the making of a large commissioned mural painting of an aerial view. From the first drawing out of a circling, single-engine plane, then transferring the studies onto three panels in New York, to the installation of the 27 feet wide, glowing-colored paintings in the post office of Bangor, Maine. With music by Domenico Scarlatti.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

All Major Credit Cards (1982) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Films about Film, Media

"R. B.'s new film is a magic dream, airy and clear. Everything you see is a fact, firm and distinct at the moment you are seeing it, a fact of daily life or of extraordinary dance, or of amateur acting, and you recognize each fact too, at a glance. Later, as the film continues, the factual seeing is still the same, but somehow it doesn't feel the same, it feels like a good dream you are dreaming, with a sly and witty tease to it, and nearly weightless. "The film went on to the end being novel, and I thought its smile was becoming more and more mysterious. Filmmakers often try to make a great film by making it feel heavier than the film is by nature. R. B. seems happy if he can make his feel lighter. That does leave him unique, and he succeeds in it too. "There is no distortion of image or sound. Its magic invention -- including the later dream-weight -- is new and inscrutable. It is a film that changes when you watch it again, it has many surprises I haven't mentioned. Take it as a wonderfully touching dream and as an amazing marvel of filmmaking. It is his sixty-first." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

"Untilted" (1984) 16mm, color, 17.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

"Made in 1983-4, UNTILTED takes an intrigued look around and reports on how things appeared then and what everyone was up to. Lines from a poem by John Ashbery (the title is his also, but from a different poem) cross the screen at times and our grasp of his elusive language is strengthened by the accompanying images. The land and people of Maine, New Mexico, and New York City appear to wittily chosen music by Busconi, Duke Ellington, Merle Haggard, Philip Glass, Cecil Taylor, et al. There are heroic hang-gliders soaring over hills, cars streaming sweetly around a corner in Lower Manhattan, and Yoshiko Chuma's dancers in fierce rehearsal, performing with vulnerable whimsey at a traffic intersection and frolicking intently (and unclothed) in the woods. Nudes appear with nonchalance in various other, often unlikely, circumstances, their nakedness different in quality every time. We take a tender look at pedestrians in Herald Square, snow falling at night on a city street, a fern in the sunlight, and bananas dancing where they will. Words, music, and images are so skillfully assembled here that they serve to reveal each other in surprising and delightful ways. UNTILTED is a great pleasure at first viewing and so rich that you will want to see it over and over again." -- Louise Hamlin (1984).

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Central Park in the Dark (1985) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

With Christopher Sweet and Yoshiko Chuma and her SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS, to Charles Ives' piano music. "Lurking crime and lingering desire change the atmosphere of this brief but affecting film. The light changes moment by moment. The season is shifting. Figures move like phantoms in the penumbra. Beethoven glowers against the evening; a perfect Alice polishes bronze with her petticoat; traffic in diamonds and rubies twines its way among the trees; snarling youths self-destruct. The false promises of youth, beauty and art are the smoke out the windows of fire along Fifth Avenue." -- Christopher Sweet

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Rudolph Burckhardt

Nude Pond, The (1985) 16mm, color, 29.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Poems by John Ashbery; with performances by Douglas Dunn and Susan Blankenson, Yoshiko Chuma. "A grand synthesis of the poetic free association films by Rudy Burckhardt has been perfecting for the past fifteen years. Democratic in its celebration of all contemporary art forms (dance, painting, performance art, music, and, of course, film), encyclopedic in its images (from New York City interiors to Maine brooks to Latin American villages), it is finally most unique by virtue of its emotional range. The filmmaker has achieved a style which enables him to encompass everything from the whimsical, even silly, to the deeply philosophical and grave, with all shades of curiosity and neutral observation ('Just walking around,' as the subtitle says) in-between." -- Phillip Lopate

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Dancers, Buildings and People in the Street (1986) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

"A huge white tractor-trailer narrowly interrupts the progress of a plug of people crossing a busy Manhattan avenue. They back off barely to give it to the alley it needs to pass and continue mechanically on. This is the pragmatic choreography of the city, the great dance so much moving in such restricted space continually performs. This also is the opening sequence of DANCERS, BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE IN THE STREET, the title of which comes from Edwin Denby's profoundly incisive book of essays on the dance. The infinitely energetic visual display of the city has been a primary subject for Burckhardt's camera for over forty years. Here this display of New York textures and cross-sections is juxtaposed with the creation of a dance work, Jig Jag, by choreographer-dancer Douglas Dunn and his remarkable company. The natural humor and classically tender abruptness of their gestures and phrases are beautiful enlargements or details of, in human scale, in animal scale, body to body, the vectors of form and relation in the carefully eyed city life outside." "The tension between these two worlds is masterfully edited back and forth and builds to a lovely conclusion in the night." -- Reed Bye.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

In Bed (1986) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

To a poem by Kenneth Koch with Chopin played by Gena Raps. "Arranged in staccato verses rapid as machine gun fire, the poem is read on the soundtrack while the visual choreography unfurls. The poem riffs on the plausible possibilities and remembered musings that took place in beds the poet has known. While some of these are reenacted, there's room for luxurious pauses while the visuals catch up with the poet's triggered thoughts running banshee away into formerly unexplored regions of hilarious fantasy and sweet memory: a morning coffee vision becomes penetrable as, lugging a typewriter into bed, a poet, surrounded by muses (in silk night gowns) composes a ditty before unreluctantly submitting to mere mortal pleasures; a portrait sitter's fantasy of seeing the artist working topless is spliced in; a scantily dressed damsel sleepwalks her way through a dawning forest into the viewer's daydreams. "Rudy's lyrical montage opens and reflects the world the way a poem does. He consistently gets to the essential fragments of an experience or a view. His perspective is that of a pedestrian god of sidewalks, a celebrator of details we might have missed. The films are about desire, bewitched noticing and, most of all, love." -- Greg Masters

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Zipper (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Text: Ron Padgett A diary or collage film, ranging from snow in the Catskills, with stop-overs in Boulder, Colorado and San Francisco, to Easter in New York, flowers and cows in Maine, a Caribbean carnival in Brooklyn, country fairs with men splitting wood and women weight-lifting; and a last section with all these combined and more. The film is also about Venus -- two of them actually -- one a classic Renaissance Venus, the other a Nordic, Gothic one, the Venus of the Broken Trees. The music is a collage too, ranging from Spike Jones to Hector Berlioz' "Nuits d'Ete."

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Great Regular Flavor (1989) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A pleasant tasting summer film made in New York and Searsmont, Maine. With poems by Daniel Shapiro (age five), performances by Dana Reitz, Yoshiko Chuma and Wang Pint; music by Duke Ellington and Gamelon of Bali.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Ostensibly (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Night Fantasies (1990) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Rubble Dance Long Island City (1991) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Wayward Glimpses (1992) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Literature & Theater

With music by Elliott Carter adding drama and richness, a surreal dance by Dana Reitz and Alice Notley reading her poem "I work in a whorehouse, I seem to like it/it is dark like a cave, with pink light..." We visit briefly New York, Provincetown, Martinique, Hong Kong, ending in the dark woods of Maine, with glimpses of women, peculiar, sometimes erotic, always fleeting.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Tree Streets (1995) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

New York streets -- Maine woods -- New York With poems by Vincent Katz, Dances by Douglas Dunn, Dana Reitz, Grazia Della Terza. Rated M. B. S. T. B. A. (must be seen to be appreciated).

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

Filmoteca Punch (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

"A documentary video about Filmoteca (FilmLibrary) and underground film studio in Argentina during the seventies. Notes: based on archive footage and still images, this documentary recreate an peculiar and festive moment at the experimental argentine underground way. " -- Marco A. Cuckoo

Silvestre Byrón

Last Journey in Rapa Nui (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 125 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A journalist in Easter Island. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Roberta Cantow

Clotheslines (1981) 16mm, color, 32.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family

A cherished, sometimes comic memory with mothers, husbands, children, neighbors... CLOTHESLINES, with music by Alice Eve Cohen, documents the pragmatic, symbolic and artistic role of laundry in women's lives. The film presents an enduring, vivid account, showing how the creative energies of women have been sapped by mundane tasks, and in turn how such tasks reflect a ritualistic approach to life. Billed as a poetic documentary. "... expresses layers of feelings and experience that will be a revelation to both men and women." -- Leslie Bennet, THE NEW YORK TIMES. "... the first public airing of laundry since Watergate." -- VILLAGE VOICE

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Elliot Caplan

To Station (1974) 16mm, Super 8, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Depicts a train station on the Harlem-Hudson line that was constructed during the Roosevelt administration. On first seeing this place in 1971 I was overwhelmed by its beauty.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Elliot Caplan

Robert S. Zakanitch (1982) 16mm, color, 19.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a twenty minute fine arts documentary on one of America's major artists. The film depticts the painter's work through the early 70s and traces a career which led to a radical transformation of ideas in contemporary American art.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bibsy M. Carballo

Recuerdo of Two Sundays and Two Roads That Lead to the Sea (1969) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

A documentary produced in the Philippines; a first film by all concerned; filmed on Sundays using short ends and contributed raw stock; edited manually and painstakingly. It tells the story of Navotas, Rizal province, a fishing village on the outskirts of Manila where the lives of the people are inexorably bound to the sea. It deals specifically with the rituals surrounding a death in the village and of how, in the midst of death, the villagers celebrate life with songs, games and food -- a practice slowly disappearing, just as the village is slowly being engulfed by the metropolis.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tobe J. Carey

True Light Beaver Film: After The Revolution, The (1972) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

A fantasy/documentary home-movie. The True Light Beavers go through some changes with help from their friends. Original music by The Montgomeries.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mitch Corber

JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH (1990 ) DVD NTSC, color, 58 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, music , philosophical

Zen genius John Cage is one of the great philosopher-artists of the 20th Century, adding the necessary spice to post-WW2 music, poetry and performance art in America. More than any other artist-composer, John Cage relays the teachings of Thoreau, Duchamp and Stein into our modern media vocabulary. He touches us how to listen.

John Cage: Man and Myth is an exhilarating multimedia achievement. Mix the close-up Cage interview with fresh insights by a dozen major avant-garde lights: Allan Kaprow, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Glenn Branca, Johnny Reinhard & Phillip Glass, season with Portrait by the dada performance artist Stuart Sherman now simmer ingredients in a sizzling Cage-inspired edit souffle.

An inventor's son, John Cage turned music on its ear in the 40's with 4'33' and his prepared piano (inserting into the strings all sorta of weather-stripping, bamboo, screws, bolts and wedges of plastic to alter its traditional sound). Here pianist Joshua Pierce displays the prepared piano and performs Cage's haunting Sonatas and Interludes.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Doris Chase

Sculpture for Children (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Producer: Laurie Stieg. Assistant Producer: Elizabeth Wood. A documentary displaying the use of a set of SCULPTURE FOR CHILDREN in a New York City classroom. Children ages six to nine years were filmed while playing and learning. Sculpture was designed by Doris Chase and is based on kinetic work originating in the field of dance.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 7 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A videotape-to-film transfer based on the solo dancing of Marnee Morris, of the New York City Ballet. Once again, Doris Chase has not merely documented the performance but transformed it into what she describes as a "moving painting." Through special color video effects of feedback, de-beaming and superimposition, she creates an evocative visual interpretation of the dance. We see the dancer from different points of view simultaneously overlapped, most often contrasting close-up and full figure shots. Early in the film we see a full frame close-up of the dancer's feet "on point" in toe shoes. Soon the complete image of the dancer is superimposed and we are invited to linger on the remarkable mechanics of the footwork in relation to the overall shape and dynamic of the dance. The recurring close-ups of the feet become, in a sense, a metaphor for the dance as a whole. Chase isolates parts of the body to allow us a heightened detailed appreciation of the architecture of movement without losing sight of the whole body in space. We should note that her approach is not solely that of a sculptress, but of a painter who at times blurs the contours of the dancer into unusual liquid patterns of brilliant color, only to congeal again into recognizable forms. This interplay of the real and the abstract, the part and the whole, produces a visually involving and sensually appealing interpretation of the dance. Fluidly shifting relationships of form, color, and movement evolve an intimate but ethereal mood.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Chelsea, The (1993) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 67 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

A video documentary exploring a particular fulcrum between art and society. THE CHELSEA combines music, paintings, passages of literature, interviews, and parties. New York City's Chelsea Hotel is an important traditional and sometimes notorious haven for artists. Conceived as an artists cooperative it has always been a home to creative people... Mark Twain lived here. Dylan Thomas died here. Arthur Miller moved out. Sid killed Nancy. And Arthur C. Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. Others who lived there throughout history: Sarah Bernhardt, William Burroughs, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Virgil Thomson, Jane Fonda, Bette Davis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. "It's an experience a bit like peering through uncurtained windows at dusk. Chase puts this personal account together, not of fame or fortunes made or missed in the Chelsea, but of how creative people live together." -- Karen Jaehne

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Tony Cokes

Black Celebration (1988) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

A Rebellion Against the Commodity, this engaged reading of the urban black riots of the 1960s references the 1966 Situationist text, 'The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy.' Along with additional commentary adapted from Barbara Kruger, and musicians Morrissey and Skinny Puppy, the text posits rioting as a refusal to participate in the logic of capital, and an attempt to de-fetishize the commodity through theft and gift. Cokes asks, "How do people make history under conditions pre-established to dissuade them from intervening in it?"

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Douglas Collins

Stock Exchange Transplant (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A documentation of earth-artist Dennis Oppenheim removing the ticker-tape and refuse from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and transporting it to the roof of a Park Avenue office building. "... marvelously successful on so many levels, dazzling..." -- David Bourdon, Life Magazine "STOCK EXCHANGE TRANSPLANT is that rare phenomenon, a film that transforms both the medium and its subject into pure art. Its makers have discovered that the Stock Exchange is just so much paper, and paper is just so much fantasy , and fantasy is just so much life." -- John Gruen, New York Magazine. Selection of the Directors'Week Cannes Film Festival 1970.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $55.00

Luján Montes

Rostros / Faces (2017) digital file, super 8, b&w, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The face is a spatial structured organization that covers the head.

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

El hombre de posguerra. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Post war man. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 3-4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the overexposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Post war man is the third work done under these premises. In this case, the exploration has been about bodies in movement, about the forces that one makes towards the other, the friction between meat and bones, against a predominantly red background. During the shot of this short film I was reading “Logic of sensation” by Deleuze. This inspired me to work with male bodies in contact, may be in a wrestle, may be in a dance, mixed together with the emblematic painting "Three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion" by Francis Bacon. I believe this work is still in progress since I would like to intervene it, by painting the film with a thick layer of paint that would partly cover the image below it. River bank and Tides are the other works that complete this trilogy.

Rental: $35

Robert Cowan

Rememberance and Goodbye (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal melancholia concerning the death of my mother with my own personal memor images of school, home, lost first love and fears of my own obliteration. Made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rockflow (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Parts of this film were shot for a mixed media show at the 'Electric Circus' in New York, and were later expanded and re-edited into the present form. A semi-documentary that gradually expands to a pure sight and sound experience. Music by Chambers Brothers. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Coney Island (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

"A haunting document of what was once the worlds most famous amusement park beach resort." - Naked Eye Cinema

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Introducing Mr. Diana (1996) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - INTRODUCING MR. DIANA, a video short documenting the arrival of controversial comic book artist and illustrator Michael Diana--the hottest astral flame to scorch New York City's creative underbelly--to New York City. Facing obscenity charges in Florida, he has already done time there for his shocking and outrageously funny pictorial observations. His stellar popularity in the underground realm of ribald iconiclasm has made him a current target of authoritative 'zine'-o-phobia. In his art he exposes the hypocrisy of common atrocities committed in the name of Traditional Values: those of Family, Church, and Nation; Ideas that he gets straight from TV news. Mike's soft spoken, gentle character is in sharp contrast to the harsh images of bloody sexuality he creates. His persona combines the raw innocence of Melvile's Billy Budd with the lusty ingenuousness of Voltaire's Candide. The video features the "three faces of Mike": Artist, Political Scapegoat, and Object Of Desire. Explore the territory "Inside Michael Diana", as the film makers survey his surfer-buff physique. He stands poised amidst the jumble of severed limbs, human genitalia, and visceral secretions of his own creation. The video also features an appearance by Martha Wilson, whose sexually explicit exhibition and performance curatorial of the past twelve years made her alternative space Franklin Furnace a front-runner in challenging today's harshly vindictive climate of censorship in public art funding, production, and presentation.

Rental: $30.00 sale price 50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Robert Crawford

Fulton Street (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

A day at the Fulton Street Fish Market in New York City. The noise and unceasing movement of trucks, hand carts, and workers. Filleting, weighing, crating, and the icing the fish in the wholesale fish houses. The winding down of the hectic pace of the market as it eventually dies. Only piles of rubbish, wooden crates, and a few seagulls punctuate the silence. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah (1972) VHS NTSC, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Video autobiography from age six to thirteen. Scenes and narrative shot on location, ending with a video transfer of the actual 16mm film footage of the artist's elaborate wartime Bar Mitzvah.

Rental: $100.00

Anja Czioska

Jonas Mekas, Friday 13th October, 1995 N. Y. C (1996) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Jonas, Birgit and Anja make a trip to the Brooklyn Bridge. Taxi driving, be buying, drinking, doing funny things and dancing. It was a nice afternoon.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Anja Czioska

Roof -- Shower -- Underwater 3 B&W Hand Developed Film Prints (1994) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

This is a self-portrait film with 3 different times and technical ways of doing handhold camera: fast tempo, tripot and filming in single frame and the body in slow motion, backwards and slow motion. Together it gives a symbioses of my filmwork playing with camera, technic and the view of the audience.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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

Eduardo Darino

Frasconi (English) (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"The most complete selection of woodcuts by Frasconi - an Uruguayan artist living in USA since 1945 - considered the best woodcutter in the Americas. The artist talks about his esthetics, his position towards art and society, and the necessity stuggle, the place of the artist in the contemporary world as well as his process. The film follows Frasconi during his work and illustrates his favorite subjects: man, nature, symbols, for Aesop, BRecht, Whitman, Poe, Lorca, Twain, O'Casey, Neruda. A Delightful film that captivates the attention through the personal approach of the film-maker to Frasconi's personality and masterpieces." --J. Rowe, Hispanic American Arts

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Eduardo Darino

Uruguay Today (English Version) (1981) 16mm, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural

A close look at several aspects--information, art and industry--of this Latin American country today.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Davies

Resurrection (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

Jesus Christ finds himself resurrected in the Catskills. After walking on water and miraculously healing a blind woman, he instinctly heads south down Route 17 towards civilization, carrying a ten-foot cross on his back. How do eight million New Yorkers react to Him. Jesus goes to Time Square to find out. He's preaching to the multitudes when the police show up. Men of the cloth just turn away. See how Jesus finally copes with reality. Actual documentary footage (nothing staged)."--D. D./B. B. Available on 16mm or standard 8mm.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $30.00

Byron De Ford

Alhambra (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A rare sight of the famous moorish palace to the music of Ernesto Raabe and Hebe Grandoso. --B. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Ives House-Woodstock (1965) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

"Metaphysical sketches of my stay at the Neil Ives house in Woodstock where the artist lived and painted" S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Malevich at the Guggenheim (1965) Super 8, color, 5.3/4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Super-8. "Homage to the life and works of Kasimir Malevich" S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Newsreel: Jonas in the Brig (1964) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Literature & Theater

A newsreel of Jonas Mekas shooting his filmed version of "The Brig" on the set of the Living Theatre production. --S. D. H.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Storm De Hirsch

Sing Lotus (1966) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Eighteenth century Indian miniatures enact a traditional wedding ceremony of a Hindu Prince and Princess. An exotic landscape of the mind; fable-fantasy of childhood-manhood. --S. D. H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Cayuga Run (1967) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hudson River Diary: Book 1 "Chronicles the journey of a train named Cayuga as it travels from New York to Poughkeepsie. There is something profoundly sentimental as you make the trip. You may never have been to this part of the world but you are concerned and you care about it after you see the film." -- Bob Lermann, Today's Filmmaker

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

Shaman, A Tapestry For Sorcerers (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

Dedicated to all the magic makers of the world who weave a talisman for man's rebirth in his house of breath. --S. D. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

Lace of Summer (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"A day stands still and can be seen sprouting from its socket, a long toothed day eats its quiet bread and stands as still as ears of corn drying in the sun. It is a day to spread out like a festive cloth and heap with fruits. It is a day to carry in one's arms and lie with under the umbrella of a blossom tree."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maya Deren

Witch's Cradle, The (1943) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The Witch's Cradle is an unfinished Maya Deren film made in the Guggenheim Gallery during a surrealist "Art of this Century" exhibit. It was assembled long after her death by staffers within the preservation department at Anthology Film Archives. ~ David Lewis, All Movie Guide

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maya Deren

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1977) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, spiritual

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) is a black and white documentary film about dance and possession in Haitian vodou that was shot by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren between 1947 and 1952 and edited and completed after her death. Most of the film consists of images of dancing and bodies in motion during rituals in Rada and Petro services. New Preserved print.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

David Devensky

Comedy Vignettes of 1970 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

I made this film with my brother Danny to try and capture our warped sense of humor. What turned out is a series of comedy characters, situations, running gags and satires. We're basically the show with some help from our family pets (2 dogs & cats). The film suffers from a preponderance of oral and anal neuroses. It is highly gross, sometimes clever and it has kept us both limp with laughter. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Scissors (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

Kitchen scissors live out a dream life against a strange cardboard land (sea?) scape. They metamorphose from toenail clippers into giant shears. They eat cardboard discs and make love for a living. Occasionally they get eaten by the most horrible monster ever to appear in an animated film. The sound track is a mix of an original track by the film-maker and electronic score by Sidney Hodkinson of Ann Arbor. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivienne Dick

Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, A (1994) VHS NTSC, , 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

"A personal version of 'the family system' from the inside" -- Rod Stoneman, British Film and Video Directory This film marks a return for Vivienne to the to the Donegal landscape of family origin and contrasts it with life in the 'big city' in this gentle, almost ethnographic film that merges home movies and social documentary aesthetics.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

Allen Downs

Winter In China: A Mexican Market Festival (1960) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"A surreal, brillantly captured festival. Allen, as always, depicts the soul of the people. His camera encompassing the beauty as well as the reality of Mexico." --Glenna Johnson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Edward English

Giuseppi Logan (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Some of the problems facing Giuseppi are juxtaposed with his music, Satan's Dance. The pictures depict the opposite view which is fortuitously any sunny day in the park with his wife and son. The joy of the boy is the inspiration of the father. A straight-forward, simple documentary. --E. E.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Howard Everngam

Swimming Or Wading Strictly Prohibited (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Environment & Nature

A lyrical little documentary of those, mostly children, who succumb to the lure of water on a hot day in New York's Central Park. Their joy, in most cases, is brought to an abrupt end by the forces of law and order enforcing the letter of the law. Tired but unrepentant they wander home. --H. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Holly Fisher

Apple Summer (1974) 16mm, color, 23.75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Portrait of the artist Donn Moulton at work and play, laced with a personal meditation on art-making. Filmed in Maine, Cambridge, and New York City." --A. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Holly Fisher

Rushlight: East/West Cycle, Part II (1984) 16mm, color, 39.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"In which memory confronts transition: "Haystacks, beerbottles, farmers, soldiers, church yards, and other passages from/through a preserve of folk culture near the Russian border, are inter-woven, via optical printer. Filmed in Maramuresh, Romania. (or:)"... Here today, gone tomorrow." --Fritz Buehner

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Holly Fisher

Soft Shoe (1987) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed in Romania, Germany, and Paris, including images from Documenta 6, Kassel, W. Germany, and from The Beaubourg Museum, Paris. Swinging udders, convent, nude descending, woman walking, Dachau, voices in a bread shop... Optical printing links East with West in a mosaic of layered and shifting images. This film is about walking: and about memory--personal and collective. --H. F.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Focus Pocus Film Squad (Howard Lester et al)

Focus Pocus Scholastic Teaser Reel (Lester Et All) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Three amusing tidbits: (a) A documentary on Film-making by Magic. (b) A lesson on using mix-room sound dummies. (c) A documentary on a hot-dog/falafel stand. Of particular interest (and possibly required viewing) for film students and lovers of falafel."--H.L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Robert Frank

Sin of Jesus, The (1961) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In SIN OF JESUS, Robert Frank continues to his documentation of the soul of modern man. Formally, the film is an attempt to merge the best of the old with the best of new cinema. It can be much criticized on these grounds. Despite its formal faults, the presence of the director is unmistakable. 'If your aim is high, it should be you that comes through the most' says Robert Frank. The self-expression of an artist, however, is a universal act, it expresses a universal content. The lonely woman's desperate and recriminatory cry in the dark, doomed and desolate fields of New Jersey expresses the despair of our own existance. This pessimism, this desolation, doom, or despair revealed in THE SIN OF JESUS is the inner landscape of the twentieth century man, a place that is cold, cruel, heartless, stupid, lonely, desolate-this landscape emerges from Robert Frank's film with a crying, terrifying nakedness. Robert Frank is here as much a documentarist as Robert Flaherty was in NANOOK. There are movies which are tested by the audience. THE SIN OF JESUS is one of those few movies which test the audience." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art &artists, films about film

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, music

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Peter Gidal

Heads (1969) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so. --P. G. "Nervous, serious faces become monstrous through the unnatural enclosure of the film frame. Through viewing this film we experience the horrific deformations which the film film frame creates." --Werner Kliess, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Feb. 1971

Rental: $68.00
16mm Rental: $68.00

Alan Gorg

Savages, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

THE SAVAGES is a documentary in the words of black people themselves, unblemished by the customary interpretitive wall of white opinion. The story of black American workingman's childhood and youth on a Texas farm illuminates the reasons for the far different and more violent reaction of contemporary black youth to urban poverty and to confinement in their ghetto jungles. Their reactions are shown, not merely talked about, and the spiritual paralysis their lives exhibit proves the city can twist men's minds and their efforts to do any more than barely survive.--A. G.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Nancy Graves

Isy Boukir (1971) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature

Film rental: 50.00, video rental: 50.00, video sale: 400.00 ISY BOUKIR contains footage filmed in the Sahara during eighteen days. I wanted to extend sequences in GOULIMINE, 1970 and to a greater degree permit the animal motions to determine structure. An arriflex was often positioned five to ten feet from the animals. In New York, partite animal forms were seperated into two segments: as walking and as graduated motion. Through the edited sequential duration, camel morphology vies with the viewer's inherent anthropomorphism... This film is the most successful in that the impression of these animals as primordial beings existing in barren yet awesomely beautiful surroundings far outweighs a consciousness of complicated editing and sound relationships.--N. G. "ISY BOUKIR is not exactly a study of camels--though unavoidably it is full of the material for such a study--but rather a study of the way in a flock of camels, individual camels, and parts of a camels, occupy the space available to the camera frame. This may sound preteniously abstract, but Ms. Graves's film is precise and wonderfully particular, and as appreciativee of its camels as of the controlled rhythms of their surges across the screen, the slight shifting of their legs, the curves of their extended necks. It is altogethter beautiful, rich, assured, tactful and intensive filmmaking."--Roger Greenspun, New York Times

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

Gouimime (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

Gouimime, 1970 was filmed in the Sahara. Edited in New York at a ratio of ten to one, the movements of groups of animals in a camel market are related to establish a structural rhythm of body motions. I read Eisenstein. I ignored narrative and documentary possibilities. The sound was both wild and sync on four tracks. It augmented the visual opulence of the final footage. N.G.

16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

George Griffin

Meadow's Green, The (1975) 16mm, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A personal documentary of the Bread and Puppet Theater's 1974 performance, 'The Domestic Resurrection Circus', which combines live action with animation to evoke the creative spirit of this group.--G. G. The energy and extraordinary invention of the Bread and Puppet Theatre comes through loud and clear. My mouth fell open, I had not had a chance to see such a performance. The film put me right there with it."--James Blue.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sabrina Gschwandtner

Bouia Omar/The Knit Knit Sundown Salon/Sewn Film Performance (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Documentary

BOUIA OMAR 13 min The video consists of footage that documents Bouia Omar, a Moroccan asylum-town located 90 miles from Marrakesh. I was taken there by the son of a former resident, and was allowed to participate in ritual healing practices under the conditions that I wear traditional Muslim clothing, and hide my video camera in my bag. THE KNIT KNIT SUNDOWN SALON 6:36 min Curator Fritz Haeg invited me to collaborate on an art event celebrating knitting and handcraft, to be held at hes LA-based art space, "Sundown Salon," in February of 2004. The daylong event included art installations, performances and a film/video screening. Guests were invited to bring projects to work on and wear clothes they'd made. I produced this video as documentation of the event. SEWN FILM PERFORMANCE 4:44 imn I cut several Super-8 films that I had previously made into one or two foot strips. I then altered them through means of handcraft: I sewed bits of fabric onto them, and painted them, and cut some of them in half vertically in order to sew mis-matched halves together. The performance consisted of a live video of my hands feeding strips of Super-8 film into a film projector- this video image was shown to the left of the projected film strips. The soundtrack was simply the sound of the film projector's motor. The video provides documentation of the performance, and shows what the audience saw. During the duration of the performance, I was positioned on the floor, sitting within the crowd.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Walter Gutman

Benedict Arnold (1974) 16mm, color, 104.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A documentary -- from birth at Norwich, Conn. to death and burial in London. Shot on the scene of his victories and glorious delaying actions at Ticonderoga, Ridgefield, Compo Beach, Valcour Bay and Saratoga; his marriages, especially his long loving marriage to Peggy Shippen; the part she played because of her pre-marital friendship with the British Adjutant General John Andre in the negotiations for the surrender of West Point; the great party that Andre choreographed at Philadelphia before the British left, including a portrait he did of Peggy -- perhaps the greatest party ever given in America; the life of the Arnold family in England after the discovery of the plot -- their powerful friends, an authentic account of a duel.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Leonard M. Henny

Peace Pickets Arrested For Disturbing The Peace () 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A film by Leonard Henny. Singing, clapping, speak-out: Joan Baez; Songtext: Bob Dylan; Reporting: Colin Edwards; Editing: Kees Hin. This documentary depicts the preparations for and the development of the October 1967 non-violent, anti-draft demonstration at the Oakland Induction Center that led to the arrest of Joan Baez and 20 pacifists.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00 (DIGITAL EXHIBITION RATE)

Abbie Herrick

Fifty Years: An Album (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Have you ever wanted to look through old albums and diaries to see how people were years ago? Old films, snapshots, and animation with diaries as commentary, show three generations of a family (1915-1965) and the world around them from Wold Wars to World's Fairs, Vietnam and the assassination of JFK. --A. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abbie Herrick

Mugging (1979) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

N.B. MUGGING is available free when two or more Abbie Herrick films are rented. A comic 'documentary' of a different kind of mugger. --A. H.

Abbie Herrick

Carnivore (1983) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The story of how humans lived after WWII as told by two survivors centuries later. --A. H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Henry Hills

George (1988) 16mm, color & b/w, 2 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

When I recently moved, I found the "lost" original of this optically printed portrait of George Kuchar smoking (with Melinda McDowell and Virginia Giritlian): four or more scenes progressing simultaneously through frame alternation.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Henry Hills

North Beach (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 10.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Documentary of my neighborhood of three years. The lamp at the end of the alley between Molinari Delicatessen and Rossi Market (view from Roma) as christological numen mediating between the Above and the Below. Above: the stairs behind my "illegal" at 1735B Stockton. Moving out. Columbus Day Parade: serpent. Below: the hills as Nestle's Crunch. "NORTH BEACH is a beautiful film. The human race should stick around to enjoy it. It's all cinema, all experience. No 'problems,' art in-jokes, other fashionable bluffing. Hills composes, orchestrates. The film's a concentrate of rhythmic invention, solid work, shapely; gorgeous." -- Ken Jacobs

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Henry Hills

Kino Da! (1981) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Shot in sync with wind-up Bolex. Sound recording: Mark McGowan. Portrait of North Beach Communist cafe poet & gentle comrade, Jack Hirschman. KINO DA! (ah, ke, ke) KINO DA! The Dead die die dada low king quanto zong MOVE! (ur, ur) Grey todays it-a clear to the quick ear, quicker z'heels The Poe (pay, po, pee, pick-pick), nuf of "D" yet Call Vertov (beep, beep) Eisenstein even & viterulably cheeness of a ram innerwear (airs; hen) Time, Time, Money d-d-d- junk rock did travel & falls (spring) Fall Spring is the simplest inflationary dime. Be in everything Joy, in experimental & (thus) proletarian & wwea air of airs at this school of po'try-painting CUT! "To know toe no! no! MONTAGE (nadazha), in any instant (instant) of the writing of Stein & the facts of that (tle) kind. FEEL IT! (the steak) yes, ache, in trends & whatevers. Mmmm-pah-ah Cops, man in case (nnn), man nnn. (KO) be-a mayu po pony; .(KO) be-a (what?) o-long kind. GO! (be what) OM, prose, Pentacost; be what this there the (pause) & (serious pause) the neb with a gram of ire illia-it's still justs Jah. Viparko r-rrr re ad adici, yes! YES! ssssssssssane! mmmm keybo z'Kruchchev.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Henry Hills

Plagiarism (1981) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary

A raw documentary of the New York "language poets" in their milieu, with Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein (co-editors of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E), James Sherry and Hanna Weiner.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Henry Hills

Bali Mecanique (1992) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Starring the dancers from the Tirta Sari, Gunung Sari and Samara Jati gamelan orchestras of Peliatan. BALI MECANIQUE is a two-part, self-reflective study of the dance and rhythms of life in Bali, combining experimental film techniques with documentary-style footage. The first section presents a complete Legong dance intercut with footage of Odalans (temple celebrations) and sacred architecture, building into an increasingly frenetic collage as the dance reaches its crescendo. In contrast, the second section weaves together footage of lush rice terraces and the "erotic bumblebee" of the Oleg Tambulilingan dance to give a humorous literalization of the "other" vision of Bali; the Westerners' paradise on Earth, set to the original record of "Bali Hai" from South Pacific, which the filmmaker grew up on and recently found in a stack of discs on the floor of a closet in his parents' house. The film ends with the famous Kris dance of Batubulan as it is performed today.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Henry Hills

Goa Lawah (1992) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Documentary

An eerie journey into the famous holy bat cave of Eastern Bali.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Henry Hills

Porter Springs 4 (2000) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Remake of my first (1975) film, composed from footage shot on summer vacation in the North Georgia mountains over 20 years (reversal, negative, 8mm, super-8, 8mm video, mini-DV & old photos), with an audio track composed from the video sync, ambient recordings, and a tape I made in highschool of my uncle telling stories and playing piano & of selections from his record collection that we listened to on family vaction in my childhood. The sadness of my father growing old & feeble, my only footage of my dead sister and grandmother (Gonga) and of my log cabin (the Bug House) which was struck by lightning and burned to the ground in 1990, memories of my two ex's, eternal nature, ensless walks in the woods, building my new cabin and dream time there, and various typical family scenes, assembled and presented in the rhythms of my mind and body.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Henry Hills

Nervous Ken (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

In NERVOUS KEN, experimental film legend and long-time Tribeca resident Ken Jacobs is "interviewed" by an urbane 12-year old from the Upper West Side, Emma Bernstein. Envisioning an exploration of the nature of listening (of apprehending or not, remembering or not, & creating meaning) and of the repetitions & variations of verbal expression and its accompanying often-emphatic physical gesturing as a basis for making visual music, Henry Hills employs the full range of temporal manipulation available within the digital realm, exploiting the unique corners which differentiate DV from 16mm, though including frequent references to themes & techniques from Jacobs'own work within the arcanum of film. The "musical score" is derived through permutations of the sync track. This is the first released section from the ongoing series, EMMA'S DILEMMA, which follows its protagonist through numerous encounters with a range of artists in a search for identity spanning her entire teen years. --H. H.

Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Will Hindle

Billabong (1969) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Winner of the main prize of the Oberhausen (Germany) International Film Festival, BILLABONG has gone on to even greater acclaim than its much-awarded predecessor. Now in collections and archives on three continents, BILLABONG ... mates verité camera and violently creative and master editing ... revealing the mood of youths contained by the government. On location in Oregon. Empathetic in the extreme. "Hindle's works are especially notable for their ability to generate overwhelming emotional impact almost exclusively from cinematic technique, not thematic content. Hindle has an uncanny talent for transforming spontaneous unstylized reality into unearthly poetic visions; as in BILLABONG, a wordless impressionistic 'documentary' about a boys' camp, and WATERSMITH, a spectacular visual fantasy created from footage of an Olympic swimming team at practice. FIREDRILL contains possibly one of the great scenes in the history of film." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema Premiere: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Harriet Hirschorn

Sodom By the Sea (1989) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

Co-maker: Mary Patierno Sodom By the Sea is a 17 minute experimental documentary about immigration to the United States. It uses the historic site of Coney Island as a point of departure from which to explore both the hopes and failed dreams of those who left their native lands to start a new life in America. Optically printed images of contemporary Coney Island are juxtaposed against the voices of immigrants describing their varied yet shared experiences. Intertitles serve to stitch together two parallel themes: that the heyday of Coney Island and the heyday of immigration to America occurred simultaneously, and that the two had both a subtle and lasting impact on each other. We hope to enlighten our audience to the fact that America has not always been welcoming to the newly arrived and to also remind people of the richness and diversity that immigrants continue to bring to the American mosaic. Sodom by the Sea was shot entirely on Coney Island, NY. All of the sound effects, as well as most of the interviews were also gathered at Coney Island or at nearby Brighton Beach.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Solrun Hoaas

Waiting for Water (1981) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

The first of Solrun Hoaas' films from Hatoma Island, Okinawa, Japan. A documentary on daily life on small depopulated island using a combination of diary narration and English subtitles. The film uses an ebb-and-flow structure to capture the recurring events and images of life on an island that once had over 600 people, but now only little over 40 due to the move to the cities "for the sake of the children's education."

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Philip Hoffman

?O,Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film) (1986) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Philosophical

"Philip Hoffman's ?O,ZOO! (THE MAKING OF A FICTION FILM) uses a diary format to skirt along the edge of someone else's filmed narrative (Peter Greenaway's A Zed & Two Noughts), and to trace the anatomy of pure image-making. 'Pure' is both the right and the wrong word: Hoffman is a man addicted to the hermetic thisness of filmed images, and plagued by the suspicion that these images, far from being pure, are really scabs torn away from the sores of the world. Found footage shot by his grandfather (a newsreel cameraman) is the starting point for Hoffman's meditations on the illusion of visual purity, and on the distance between the 'neutral' image and the value-laden narrative that it can be made to serve. It is a moral distance, one that this filmmaker surveys with a wary fascination." -- Robert Everett-Green "... Hoffman rewrites the Canadian documentary tradition into a family memory and romance." -- Blaine Allan

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Nancy Holt

Swamp (1971) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media

Deals with the limitations of perceptions through the camera eye as Bob (Robert Smithson) and the filmmaker (Nancy Holt) struggle through a muddy New Jersey swamp. Verbal directions cannot easily be followed as the reeds crash against the lens, blocking vision and forming continuously shifting patterns. Confusion ensues. Also available on VHS

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00 DVD NTSC

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Nancy Holt

Art in the Public Eye the Making of Dark Star Park (1988) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A record by the artist of the many interrelationships and processes involved in reclaiming a blighted urban area through the construction of functional public sculpture. Interviews with some of the people responsible for bringing DARK STAR PARK into existence -- the artist, the administrator, the developer, the landscape architect, the gunite contractor, the foreman, the maintenance man, and lastly the art historian/critic, John Beardsley, are interspersed with shots of the construction -- guniting, steel fabrication, masonry work, and landscaping. "Designed by environmental artist Nancy Holt, DARK STAR PARK is both a park and a work of art. Holt's site specific sculptures are an intriguing response to a contemporary urban context. They speak to the growing business district of Rosslyn (in Arlington, VA) that borders Washington, D. C.; the site and its relationship to earth and sky; and one's perception of place. Because it is both park and work of art, the spatial experience of the park is also the sculptural experience of the work... giant concrete spheres perch precariously on the earth. They cast shadows like planetary bodies and eclipse each other as you drive or walk by... At one end of the site, an irregular mound of earth embedded with concrete pipes looks an ancient landform encroached upon by modern civilization. Holt's vision did not stop at the site's boundaries. During the planning process she successfully integrated the park with the adjacent office building and extended it onto a nearby traffic island." -- Terry Ryan LeVeque, Landscape Architecture, July/August 1985

Rental: $300.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $300.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Tessa Hughes-Freeland

Baby Doll (1982) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A docu-portrait of two GoGo dancers, revealing their experience of how it is on their side of the dollars. --T. H.-F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Ken Jacobs

Perfect Film (1986) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political_social_activism

TV newscast discard 1965; reprinted as found (maybe in Canal St. bin, I forget) with exception of boosting volume second half. A lot of film is perfect left alone, perfectly revealing in its un- or semi-conscious form. I wish more stuff was available in its raw state, as primary source material for anyone to consider, and to leave for others in just that way, the evidence uncontaminated by compulsive proprietary misapplied artistry, 'editing', the purposeful 'pointing things out' that cuts a road straight and narrow through the cine-jungle; we barrel through thinking we're going somewhere and miss it all. Better to just be pointed to the territory, to put in time exploring, roughing it, on our own. For the straight scoop we need the whole scoop, or no less than the clues entire and without rearrangement. O, for a Museum of Found Footage, or cable channel, library, a shit-museum of telling discards accessible to all talented viewers/auditors. A wilderness haven salvaged from Entertainment. --K. J.

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Nisi Jacobs

To the People Over There (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Political / Social Activism

A student travelling 14 hours from Kent University, and I stood together directly before the speakers on stage at Central Park's first anti-war protest on Oct. 6, 2002. Combined with the footage he sent, I formed a 45-min. portrait of that day and that period (scenes of Nader, Patti Smith, Phil Donohue 'Fight Corporate Crime' at Wall Street, and people stumbling for meaning before the void called 'Ground Zero'). Speakers' voices from Iraq, Afghanistan, and native activists and celeb/activists warned that day in no ambiguous terms of what the Iraq war has quickly become. Broadcast News was further down Fifth Ave. for a Disney Parade and The New York Times ran protest coverage (participants grossly under-reported) on page B3. The documentary starts with a shot of that newspaper article and page number. Jon Gartenberg helped produce copies for broad distribution to student organizations and classrooms in the Arab Emirates and Australia, until, mainstream journalists took up their responsibility for reporting our protests.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Jordan

Cornell, 1965 (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

In 1965 I worked as Joseph Cornell's assistant on boxes and films. I filmed his work extensively, and as much as I could of him. (It is the only film footage that exists of Cornell.) Until 1978 I couldn't edit the film. When I finally learned it would be a kind of personal journalistic tribute to the man who taught me so much, it fell together. What you see are the close-up interiors of many Cornell boxes, some collages, and a few shots of Joseph. You hear the things he said to me (as I recall them) and the thoughts I think about it all. If you are a Cornell fan, there isn't any other film on him.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Justman

Hampton (1974) 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hampton came from North to Philadelphia as a young man of 19. He worked and became an accomplished plumber. He raised a family. His children have grown up and his wife has died. He lives on Gideon Street in the sKid-row section of Philadelphia. The world is changing in this area in its own relentless, mindless way. The neighborhood had never been 'up', but in the last 20 years, it has gone from better to worse. It now makes way for a highway exit ramp. Hampton, for his part, is a straight and honest man. He harbors no bitterness for the way things have gone. He is a man of dignity, not of pride--he talks more about the world than about himself. He is graceful in a graceless world. --P. J./A. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sean Kaminsky

Ritualnation (2000) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Over the course of two years, New York filmmaker Sean Kaminsky visited three unique communities: the Rainbow Family in Oregon, the Radical Faeries in Tennessee and the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. The people he met who opened up and shared their experiences and expressions of ritual and community formed the documentary 'Ritual Nation'.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Karen Kramer

Jolo Serpent Handlers, The (1978) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

An in-depth portrait of a small snake-handling church in Appalachia, that not only shows two fascinating serpent-handling services, but answers many of the questions about this religion and the people who practice it. Church members speak of why they handle snakes; what gap it fills in their lives; what it's like to grow up in the religion; and the pain of losing a family member from the poisonous snakebite. Varied scenes of: the rattlesnake hunt through the mountains; the washing of the serpents; the annual outdoor homecoming service; a rare documentation of an all-night prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite; and many interviews taken with people inside the relaxed atmosphere of their homes. --K. K.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Karen Kramer

Haitian Song (1982) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A beautiful and alluring film about life in a small rural village, the film focuses on the 'rituals' of everyday life; getting water from the river; making rope by hand from sisal; cooking rice and beans over an outdoor fire; planting and harvesting; etc. A lyrical portrait punctuated by haunting songs, the film is recommended for any audience interested in how another people lives. --K. K.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Karen Kramer

To Serve the Gods (1982) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

"... introduces us to the intricate system of belief, ritual, performance, and aesthetic values in a service for the gods in Southern Haiti. It exemplifies the close relationships between the gods, the land and the extended family in one rural community. By the film's conclusion we have learned that to serve the gods is to celebrate. And celebration involves drumming, song, dance possession, animal sacrifice, and sharing food. Recommended not only to anthropologists and students of Afro-Caribbean religions, but also to general audiences interested in Haitian life." --American Anthropologist

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Karen Kramer

Legacy of the Spirits (1986) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

An informative documentary about the religion of Vodou (commonly called 'voodoo' by outsiders), that gets rid of many of the stereotypes connected with this religion. It traces the religion from Africa to Haiti to New York City and explains the meaning of the rituals, the pantheon of spirits, the sacred drawings, possession, more. Filmed entirely in the Caribbean communities of New York City, it is the priests and priestesses themselves who narrate the film and give it the quality of being both personal, yet informative. Since the religion has always been kept underground, this is the first time practitioners have spoken openly about it on camera. --K. K.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Robert Kramer

Milestones (1975) 16mm, color, 206 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"... is a vast mosaic of a movie, is very much about the survivors of America's radical left today, but it's a good deal more than a lamentation or a recollection of old causes. It's both sympathetic and optimistic. MILESTONES is interesting as a report on a political movement, made by two men who are intimately connected to that movement, but it's important for far more provocative reasons. MILESTONES is virtually a meditation on today's spoken American language, which sounds as is it were becoming less and less adequate. Robert Kramer is one of our most original and gifted filmmakers. MILESTONES... is as carefully arranged as a piece of music. It moves forwards and backwards, and sometimes sideways, using images, emotions and, most frequently, words as themes... it bursts with unexpected life." --Vincent Canby, New York Times

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

End of the Art World (1971) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 32.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

With Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Michael Snow. "With a quality of humor possible only with depth of understanding, Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art." -- Joan Braderman, Artforum "The interviews with the individual artists vary from gala opening with Warhol's superstars at the Whitney Museum ... to the creation of actual art work in the studios of Rauschenberg and Snow." -- Howard Guttenplan, Millennium Film Journal "With ferocious wit, Ms. Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in END OF THE ART WORLD. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images of the usual art documentary to create her own work of art." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Epicenter U (1995) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

A first-hand account about healing from natural disaster, EPICENTER U. is also a multi-cultural portrait of a university which suffered $350 million in damages. "From gripping testimonials to comic relief, the new film EPICENTER U. chronicles the impact of the Northridge Earthquake on the people of California State University, Northridge." - Daily News "I have never been in a earthquake. While watching the film I really felt, for the first time, the costs to both the individual and the community of such a disaster. ... Drawing on her own original filmmaking style developed over years of notable filmmaking, she uses a collage of techniques (cinema verité, direct camera address interviews, slow motion, essayist documentary, poetry) to explore the film's complex and elusive subject matter. More importantly, perhaps, is her collaboration with her students. She gives them a real voice." -- Dr. Michelle Citron, Radio-TV-Film Dept., Northwestern University

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $195.00

George Kuchar

Lady From Sands Point, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film is a documentary showing artist, Betty Holiday, an attractive blonde who talks alot, in her Long Island studio. Miss Holliday does not talk in this film, but her beautiful work talks for her. --G. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

House of the White People (1968) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Having nothing to do with racial tensions, HOUSE OF THE WHITE PEOPLE is actually a chunk of film removed from a bigger chunk called UNSTRAP ME. It is a documentation of George Segal creating the basic elements for one of his statues preceded by rare glimpses into his own private museum. Donna Kerness serves as his live model. Walter Gutman sits on a chair and walks around a bit, being that he produced the film. Helen Segal, personifying the ageless saying, "behind every man there stands a woman," stands behind her man and also stands in front of him occasionally. The film is a unique invitation to view the hidden rituals of a famous artist and his infamous model, half naked, snowbound together on a lonely farm, with a silent wife and a notorious guest.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Living & Glorious (1965) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"Leonardi's film about the Living Theatre is less concerned with a straight documentary presentation of the exile theatre group from New York, but rather is concerned with the specific atmospheric factor which is indicated by their name, and which constitutes the highly suggestive effect of their playing. Cutting, for Leonardi, is the most decisive aesthetic device. The result is a wonderfully composed furioso of pictures. The hand-held camera catches rehearsals, conversations without sound, bits of theatre and daily life actions (which, for Living Theatre people, is very often intermixed). --Ingeborg Husterey, Der Welt, Berlin, Jan. 17, 1996.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Improvisation On The Hollywood Ranch Market () 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An optical experiment with the idea of a visual drone which builds from a study of a famous all night grocery store in Hollywood. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Children of Synanon (1968) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A documentary about the life of children of residents at Synanon (a community primarily of former drug addicts). The children all live together, have a large part in running their school and sub-community and play a version of the Synanon "Game" (a type of group therapy). The film centers about the Game as played by the Children. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

Airplane Glue, I Love You (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy

An absurd comedy about a 30-year old ex-professional airplane builder who by mistake gets put in sixth grade. The film is a documentary about his new life style. Winner at several national and regional film festivals. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Lester

Slide Show (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

SLIDE SHOW is an experimental documentary film about a young California couple and their community, presented in the context of a dramatic event happening at a gathering of friends to view a slide show. It is an effort to provide an entertaining, honest, thought-provoking experience for the audience by experimenting with ideas of concept, structure, contrast, narrative technique, audience involvement, and the mixture of real and fictional events. It is intended for small, rather than large, audiences. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Charles I. Levine

Shooting Guns (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

In documentary style, an excerpt from an unfinished movie. This film shows Jonas Mekas directing a sequence from his feature, Guns of the Trees.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Crescent () super8mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography

A conversation with Pelle Lowe.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Driven (2003) 16mm, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This series was inspired by Nancy Golden who, whenever I ride with her, wants me to shoot video for her. She is more interested as video maker in what's happening outside the car while I am more interested in the inside of the car, the driver, and then the world going by. So I decided to do a series of portraits of drivers at night each of which would be the length of the longest mini DV tape available (about 83 minutes). So I shoot continuously while the driver talks. This is my version of 21st century cinema noir.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Joe Gibbons (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Joe takes us on a tour of his past in Boston reflecting on the places he as worked and the bars and bookstores he frequented.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Tracy MacCullion (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

Tracy and I talk about her quitting her job to move from Boston, experiences working, sexual and gender politics at her work life, how her fathers death effected her film making, and her experiences as a graduate student at Bard.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Memorial Day Weekend (1975) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

With Marjorie Keller, Kathy De Zengotida and Rick Needham. A portrait of a get-together of friends and comrades, a struggle with the past to be present.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Conrad Ventur

13 MOST BEAUTIFUL / SCREEN TESTS REVISITED (2009-2011) DVD_NTSC_Projection Preferred, Open to Different Formats, BW, 51 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Biography, Body, Films About Film, History, Personal_Diary_Journal, Philosophical, Queer_Bi_Trans

Thirteen original subjects of Andy Warhol's screen tests re-perform them 45 years later: Steve Balkin, Randy Bourscheidt, John Giorno, Bibbe hansen, Sally Kirkland, Billy Linich (Name), Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Mario Montez, Ivy Nicholson, Penelope Palmer, Ultraviolet and Mary Voronov.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Edvard Lieber

Seven Portraits (1983) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

". . . a staggering work of great depth, originality and poetry . . . not only a unique historical document, but a rare insight into the souls of seven cultural icons: Willem de Kooning, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Tennessee Williams, Andy Warhol, John Cage, and Liv Ullmann." -- Andrew Leighton 1985 Taipei International Film Festival 1984 Berlin International Film Festival 1984 Festival dei Popoli, Florence 1984 French-American International Film Festival, Avignon 1984 Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Livingston

Holiday Spirit, The (1981) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

A free wheeling quasi-documentary on the glory of Christmas in New York City. 'Only 27 more shopping days till...' New Yorkers frolic in that commercial turnover between Macy's Thanksgiving extravaganza and the ritual of New York's at Times Square. Is this a religious experience? --J. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert/Norm Machover/Fruchter

Troublemakers (1969) 16mm, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

TROUBLEMAKERS is a film about community organizing in an Newark, New Jersey ghetto. The film covers three months in the history of the Newark Community Union Porject (NCUP). Four distinct themes reoccur: the creation of NCUP as a bloc for the 'Students for a Democratic Society'; the attempt to get the building code enforced in one particular building; the efforts to get a traffic light installed at a dangerous itersection used for drag racing; and the organization's participation in a political campaign. --R. M. "TROUBLEMAKERS is the only film which I know that preaches revolution. It says: Look what these people went through and with what patience, trying to move the bureaucracy by at least one inch-with what patience-and not a dent was made. Yes, the only way is to shoot your ay through with guns. The only answer is revolution. That's the true massage of the film." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 (2007) 16mm, Color & BW, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, Films About Film, Found Footage, History, Queer

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 is a successor to the seventeen films in the Library of Congress South Vietnam Embassy Collection labeled only Unidentified Vietnam, # 1-17. Initiated by these 1960s propaganda films, the project calls into question the policies and politics of nation building. -Lin + Lam http://linpluslam.com/index/Unidentified_Vietnam_No._18.html

16mm Rental: $120.00

Victoria Campbell

House of Bones (2009) Color, 89 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history , personal/diary/journal

A personal story of the end of a house and family-filmed the last summer before the big sale. Set on Martha's Vineyard.

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Ephraim Asili

American Hunger (2013) color & bw, 19 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Oscillating between a street festival in Philadelphia, the slave forts and capitol city of Ghana, and the New Jersey shore, American Hunger, explores the relationship between personal experience and collective histories. American fantasies confront African realities. African realities confront American fantasies. African fantasies confront American realities. American realities confront African fantasies... Available on DVD/Blu Ray

Rental: $75
DVD NTSC Rental: $75. Blu Ray $150

Ephraim Asili

Forged Ways (2011) color and bw, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Photographed on location in Harlem, Ethiopia, Forged Ways combines elements of documentary, narrative, and experimental film form. Structurally the film cycles between the first person account of filmmaker, the third person experience of a man navigating the streets of Harlem, and day-to-day life in cities and villages of Ethiopia. By subduing any definitive story-line or "message" the film functions as an audio visual meditation on the constructs surrounding African American cultural identity while simultaneously examining some of the more subtle implications involved in maintaining an identity that spans hundreds of years, and thousands of miles.

Available on DVD and Blu Ray

Rental: $75
DVD NTSC Rental: $75. Blu Ray $150

Ephraim Asili

Movie Tote (2007) Color and bw, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: comedy , ethnic/multicultural , found footage , political/social activism

Constructed entirely from clips gleaned from the digitized contents of the Prelinger Archives, Movie Tote explores the history of race and class in the United States. The first film ever finished!

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50. Blu Ray 75

Kenji Onishi

Burning Star, A (1995) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family

"A Burning Star depicts the physicality of destruction and disappearance through images of the Japanese filmmaker's father who dies and is cremated. Maintaining a solid rhythm and perspective, this film highlights the meaning and importance of "viewing" and "filming" in documentary." (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Asian Currents Programme)

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

*** (Three Stars) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Jean Pecheux. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. Sarah and Paul leave their native California once a year to eat their way through France. They test the Michelin guide's recommendations for three-star ratings (the top rating) and between meals still have time to do some wine-tasting at the best cellars. The filmmaker follows them around in a second car...

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sheila Paige

Testing, Testing, How Do You Do? (1969) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Filmed the year after feminist protests erupted at the 1968 Miss America pageant, the movie includes a visit with Miss Virginia at the pageant rehearsal and coverage of the ongoing boardwalk protest by "Women's Liberation" demonstrators.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 HD Video Digital File

Tom Palazzolo

America's In Real Trouble (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Tom Palazzolo's rapid-fire, seemingly spontaneous documentary style captures Chicago with pizazz. For more than ten years, Palazzolo has been delivering to us his captured visions -- body builders, senior citizens, erotic parlours, weddings, deli owners, and the like -- as if he had harnessed them in a cinematic butterfly net. "The love of events that bring people together, revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy, plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo films." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times AMERICA'S IN REAL TROUBLE is a patriotic film with music and sound by some of the great unknowns of the past. Lots of overtones, undercurrents, innuendoes, visual similes, counterpoints, puns and contrapuntal movement. Filmed in Chicago, it covers several years of parades and civic events. If you're not moved by this film there's no hope for you. "A stirring slice of raw Americana. I haven't been so moved since Leni Riefenstahl retired from showbiz." -- John Heinz Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY Exhibition: Invited to Commie Film Festival, Leipzig, East Germany

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Parent

Transformation on a Soho Street () 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Transformations on a Soho Street is an attempt at extending the documentary film away from traditional institutional mentality and into a candid, intimate experience and commentary of the event. While one of the basic precepts of still photo-journalism is to let the subject dictate or inspire, the treatment and result, most documentary films still originate from a pre-determined structure and script which is occasionally re-adapted during the filming.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sidney Peterson

Man In A Bubble (1981) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

There is a wild sound in the streets where once bells called men to prayer and choruses chanted in march time to the decibels of an infernal brimstone cacophony from which the damned in a Boschean hell sought refuge in the solitude of the philosopher's egg, the transparent bubble of the alchemical Hermetic vessel. MAN IN A BUBBLE is a short documentary about personal acoustical space in an age of intolerable noise. Some stuff their ears against the electronic smog. Others wear headphones. A few scream and very few begin to discern in the deafening uproar the emergence of a Tondichtung worthy of the urban primitivism which gives birth to it. The film was shot in Chicago and New York. "Peterson has always been good on street photography, and the fragmented views of New York and Chicago have a jangling abrasive kick." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "I think you've managed one of the happiest most hopeful visions of yr life withOUT one jot of sentimentality to spoil it. The 'dancers'/skaters, each wrapped in his or her own 'bub' is a tough weave of HARD joy ... Bravo!" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dana Plays

Across the Border (1982) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

In Across the Border, filmmaker Dana Plays expresses her lifelong commitment to the culture of Latin America. More specifically, her film offers the viewer an unusual insight into the complex relationship between the people of El Salvador and the United States government. Completed in 1982, during a period in which many American artists were trying to convey their anger with their own country's politics. Across the Border transcends the conventions of social documentary as we have come to know it through public television. Instead, Plays manipulates visual elements that compose the image through coloring and fragmentation. She uses this process of deconstruction to lead to a greater understanding of those "man-made" constructs that are responsible for the oppression she has witnessed. But Plays' message is hardly dogmatic. The subtlety of her collage-like style suggests a very open message, giving the viewer the opportunity to enter the work as a thinking human being rather than a receptacle of one person's point of view. Dana Plays' personal involvement with the people of El Salvador follows in the tradition of a cross cultural awareness expressed by other women filmmakers such as Maya Deren (Haiti), Margaret Meed (Bali, New Guinea) and Chick Strand (Mexico).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barry Pollack

It's a Camp (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Queer / Bi / Trans

"A documentary short which presents the way and philosophy of life of a homosexual transvestite."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hans Richter

Race Symphony (1928) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature, history

"Richter's brilliant gift as an editor in nowhere more evident than in this impressionistic documentary on the preparation and start of a horse race at a track near Berlin. Marked by a sharp pace and an acute visual observation of telling gesture and detail, it is hard to believe that this film was made over 40 years ago. It was produced for Maxim-Emelka, a Berlin studio, as an introductory to the feature film, ARIADNE IN HOPPEGARTEN."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Passionate Pastime (1958) color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history

Hans Richter's documentary on the game of chess. Narrated by Vincent Price. Outlines the history of chess from ancient times to the present and traces its origins in India, China, and Persia. Prints, painting, illuminated manuscripts, live photography and rare chess pieces are shown as well as chess figures designed after Picasso and Braque.

Rental: $75.00

David Ringo

March on the Pentagon (1967) 16mm, black and white, 20.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"On October 21, 1967 over 100,000 people came to Washington D.C. to oppose the war in Vietnam. The rally assembled in front of washinton monument, then marched to the pentagon. There they were met by U.S. Troops, marshalls, tear gas, etc. At the time it was difficult to judge the impact of the demonstration, but most of the participants came away strongly affected by their experience. It was an important event in American history, but one badly covered by the press, who left it to the demonstrators themselves to write and film a record of the march. "

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

Internal Combusion (1995) DVD, Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Internal Combustion breaks the many silences surrounding lesbians and AIDS. Interweaving the voices of two friends, Internal Combustion reflects on the often unspoken tensions within this epidemic of survival and power and mourning and loss. Co- directed by Alisa Lebow

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $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

Amanda Katz

4 Bed, 4 1/2 Bath (2016) DVD, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

Sudden divorce spurs a newly single Marjorie to sell her family home of 35 years. We move though, room by room, in this newly made intermediate zone. It is at once ripe with decades of memories and artificially staged for prospective buyers.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40

Barbara Rosenthal

TALK-TALK: Six Videos About Spoken Communication (1986-2004) color, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

HOW MUCH DOES THE MONKEY REMEMBER (1988) : Ventriloquism performance: Improv by Rosenthal and The Monkey: Can you be able to say it, and yet not say it aloud, because even though you could say it, you have no idea what it means? SEMAPHORE POEMS (1986): The late poet Hannah Weiner reprises her performance. The poet, the birds and the video communicate separately as hard as they can, but what can we, or even they, understand at all? I CAN TALK BURP TALK (1988): Performer: Ola Creston, age 9. She can and she does. Single shot improv. WORDS COME OUT BACKWARDS (2004): "Last night I was up talking to myself, when the words appeared visimagically before my lips." NONSENSE CONVERSATION (1988): A Barbara Rosenthal short performance video, in which her own voice gives way to that of others speaking her words.

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Jerry Tartaglia

Remembrance (1990) Digital File, color / b&w, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A short remembrance of growing up gay, searching for an identifiable image on the movie screen. This character chose Bette Davis in All About Eve. The film includes clips from Davis' performance and the narrator's childhood home movies. "Tartaglia plays with a stereotype as old as cinema itself: the connection between movie going and coming out." Jonathan Mandell, New York Newsday.

Rental: $75

Barbara Rosenthal

Ola Writes the Alphabet (1982 - DVD Remaster 2004) DVD, b&w, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, children & youth, family, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , science & medicine, structural, technology

'Ola Writes the Alphabet' is a 'decisive moment' in both video and child development by a consummate artist of video vert. At her mother's prompting, Ola Creston, the artist's daughter at age 3, recalls some letters perfectly, but others only with great creative latitude, letting us see into the development of letter-forms in a young brain. An extremely straight-forward, observational presentation with no filmmaker-type interference, this DVD was originally shot in 1982 on black and white 1/2" open reel videotape. It is a boundary-crossing work that can find audiences among child and family psychologist, neurologists, linguists, educator, parents and children themselves, well beyond this artist's usual base within video history and the avant-garde.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Barbara Rosenthal

Daddy: Spider Story (1976 - Digital Remaster 2012) DVD, b&w, 2 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, environment & nature , family, hand processed , history, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual & mystical

This video pioneer (appearing briefly) records her father, Leon Rosenthal, telling about a large spider in an underground bomb shelter with him when he was a radio switchboard operator in Hilo, Hawaii, during WWII. It is a single-take 2 minute piece that gives insight into the artist's lifelong explorations into the meaning of the being human, the search for identity, respect for life itself, and the personality as paramount.

DVD NTSC Sale: $65

Cynthia Madansky

TREYF (1998) 16mm, DVD, color, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

TREYF -"unkosher" in Yiddish - is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover "seder". With personal narration, real and imagined educational films, and haunting imagery, filmmakers Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky examine the Jewish identity of their upbringings and its impact on their lives. Incisive cultural critics, astute, poignant, and poetic -never cynical- they weave their way from New York to Jerusalem in pursuit of a progressive, secular Jewish identity that draws from their childhood reminiscences as much as from their contemporary queer lives. Co-directed by Alisa Lebow.

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse (2003) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous "Anti-Reading" series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. On the film's soundtrack we hear how the Anti-Readings were started, descriptions of various Anti-Reading activities including the Poetry smokable poems known as Poetry Cigarettes, the memory tester called "I Forgot," and the Diary in the shape of a Bunny. The film includes footage shot at Anti-Readings, with time-lapse, double exposures, distorting lenses, and frenetic non-traditional camerawork evocative of the playfully chaotic spirit of the events.

Rental: $60.00 VHS rental price: 30.00 VHS sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Nadine Shamounki

Effaced (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Effaced is a Documemoir echoing the dilemmas of running away from war and the question of one's homeland. The piece addresses the emotions behind revisiting one's past and the many lost homes. It is a reflection on the agonies of being effaced while addressing the history of a people constantly on the run as their search for a safe "Home" continues. Tracing back through the history of her own family, the filmmaker, an Arab American, reflects on her family's numerous forced journey's and the questions of identity based on the many generational losses incurred; with the reality of being a refugee constantly on the run. In three chapters, it follows the family historically and geographically through the folds of memory to all the melancholic places they once called home yet had to escape due to war. The story starts in Turkey in 1915, and continues in America almost 85 years later. Winner of Best Personal Documentary -- Mixed Messages 2002 Award video sale price: 75.00

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $75.00

Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty (1970) 16mm, DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, VHS NTSC, color, 34.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

This film, made by the artist, Robert Smithson, with the assistance of Virgina Dwan, Dwan Gallery & Douglas Christmas, Director, Ace Gallery, (the aforementioned Dwan & Christmas also assisted Smithson financially with the making of the Spiral Jetty), is a poetic and process minded film depicting a "portrait" of his renouned earth work -- The Spiral Jetty, as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. A voice-over by Smithson reveals the evolution of the Spiral Jetty. Sequences filmed in a natural history museum are integrated into the film featuring prehistoric relics that illustrate themes central to Smithson's work. A one minute section is filmed by Nancy Holt for inclusion in the film as Smithson wanted Holt to shoot the "earth's history". This idea came from a quote Smithson found ... "the earth's history seems at times like a story recorded in a book each page of which is torn into small pieces. Many of the pages and some of the pieces of each page are missing". Smithson and Holt drove to the Great Notch Quarry in New Jersey, where he found a facing about 20 feet high. He climbed to the top and through handfuls of ripped pages from books and magazines over the edge of the facing as Holt filmed it.

16mm Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00
DVD PAL Sale: $400.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $400.00

H.C. Solomon

South Street Seaport Museum, The (1973) black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

"this film deals with the South Street Seaport Museum located at South and Fulton Streets in downtown New York. The South Street Seaport Museum is unique in that it has the largest tonnage of varied ships afloat at any maritime museum in AMerica. All types of vessels of varied size and type of service are exhibited. The museum tries in part to capture a vanished era. The era of the sailing vessel which was so important a means of transportation for America during the nineteenth century. Linking the east and west coast off the continent before the advent of the locomotives." H.C.S.

Rental: $20.00

Paul Stevens

Boomerang (1981) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"On October 20th, 1979, Al Gerhards of Dowingtown, Pennsylvania threw a boomerang 123 yards with a complete return--thus setting a new Worlds Record. He accomplished this with a boomerang of his own design and make. Gerhard boomerangs are conisdered some of the finest made, they are highly prized for their quality craftsmanship, aerodynamic performance and aesthetic excellence. "BOOMERANG is a document of the process in which these laminated hardwood 'rangs are made. From the selection of wood and the use of custom molds, through the fine-finishing of the airfoil contours, the film illustrates the amount of care put into every one made. The final flight testing proves that boomerangs actually do return and the joy that they bring."--P.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Mosori Monika (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

An expressive documentary about women in the Third World. This is an ethnographic film about two cultures that have encountered one another. The Spanish Franciscan Missionaries went to Venezuela in 1945 to "civilize" the Warao Indians, who live in the swamps on the Orinoco River Delta. Before the missionaries came, the Waraos lived in relative isolation and were little affected by the outside world. The relationship between the Indians and the missionaries is simple on the surface, but it is manifested in a complex change of techniques, values and life style which have indelibly altered the Warao vision of life. The acculturation is presented from two viewpoints. A nun tells how the Indians lived when the missionaries arrived and what the nuns have done to "improve" conditions, both spiritually and materially. An old Warao Indian woman tells what she feels has been the important experiences in her life. The two viewpoints are structured in counterpoint so that the deeper aspects of the juxtaposition of the modern culture over the old becomes apparent through the revelations of the two women. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; American Anthropology Meetings, NY; Women's Film Festival, NY.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chick Strand

Cosas De Mi Vida (1976) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Expressive documentary in an ethnographic approach about Anselmo, a Mexican Indian. It is a film about his struggle for survival in the Third World. Orphaned at age 7, he was the sole support of himself and his baby sister, who eventually starved and died in his arms. The film continues with Anselmo's struggle to live and to do something with his life other than a docile acceptance of poverty. Totally uneducated in a formal way, he taught himself how to play a horn and when he became a man he started his own street band. The film was started in 1965 and finished in 1975. During the 10 years, I saw the physical change in Anselmo's life in terms of things he could buy to make his family at first able to survive, and during the last years, to make them more comfortable. I felt a change in his spirit from a proud, individualistic and graceful man into one obsessed with possessions and role playing in order to get ahead and stay on top, but one cannot help but admire his energy and determination to succeed, to drag himself and is family out of the hopelessness and sameness of poverty to give them a future. Anselmo tells his own story in English although he does not speak the language. After he told me of his life in Spanish, I translated it into English and taught him how to say it.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Chick Strand

Soft Fiction (1979) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title SOFT FICTION works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strand's own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the film's erotic content and style. It's rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit." -- Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Chick Strand

Fake Fruit (1986) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Intimate documentary about young women who make papier mache fruit and vegetables in a small factory in Mexico. They have a gringo boss, but the factory is owned by his Mexican wife. The focus of the film is on the color, music and movement involved, and the gossip which goes on constantly, revealing what the young women think about men.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

John Sunier

Rite () 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"A dominant trend of the American avant-garde...is reconfirmed in John Sunier's RITE, poetic glimpse of Zen monastery life."-Amos Vogel, The Village Voice "John Sunier's six-minute RITE, which might be sub-titled 'What the Monk Does All Day,' is a visit to a Zen monastery in still and moving pictures, all nicely edited."-Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Meditative, subjective documentary on Zen monastery in California mountains. Tender cutting of images to sound of gentle Eastern percussion...river images."-John Schofill, Monterey Film Festival "Images and sound recorded at the Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara Hot Springs, California. Stills by Tim Buckley. Shown at The Whitney Museum New American Filmmakers series. Festival prizewinner."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Nikolai Ursin

Behind Every Good Man... (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"...presents a sensitive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a young male transvestite. Honest and compassionate, this short documentary dramitization transcends its subject to become a moving reminder of our own loneliness and alienation, of the futility of our own aspirations."--Genesis Films, Ltd.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Vanderbeekiana () 16mm, color & b/w, 29 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"A 1968 CBS 'Camera Three' interview/documentary, including the interpolation of three Vanderbeek films: See Saw Seems, Image after Image, Poem Field no. 1." S.V.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Harry Weisburd

Pentagon Protest (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Pentagon Protest is a documentary of the anti-Vietnam protest march in Washington,D. C., ending with protesters charging up to the Pentagon. The soundtrack consists entirely of a speech given by Comedian at that Time, Dick Gregory. The film is meant as an important record of a major event not covered and reported by the major news media including magazines, newspapers and tv journalism.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Harry Weisburd

Saturday 4/15/67 (1967) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Saturday 4/15/67 is a film about the FIRST MASSIVE PEACE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR. The major news media did not cover this march. No photos appeared in either newspapers or magazines and it was a non-event for tv news. I tried to convey in the film the experience of a marcher, with the sights and sounds of the beginning of the march at Central Park's Sheep's Meadon, down along 5 Avenue and ending at the U. N. plaza, with the sights and sounds of anti-protesters along the marching route. This film is meant to be a record of this first massive peace march which was not covered by any news media., on SATURDAY, 4/15/1967.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Phil Weisman

Ethna's Suite, So Long (1986) 16mm, color & b/w, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

This film portrait of Ethna Duffy (and myself by implication) summarizes several years between us. It consists of images collected between 1974 and 1980 edited in relation to a soundtrack which consists of an audio landscape of telephonic interruptions as they are interwoven with Ethna's extemporaneous observations recorded on a telephone answering machine between 1977 and 1978. This film, I think, reflects our mutual love and "lunacy" which was often deflected and by inference indirectly located. A partial transcript of the soundtrack from this film has been published in the magazine Motion Picture, Vol. 1, Number 3, Winter/Spring 1987.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Phil Weisman

t. and the small picture frame (1986) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Family

This film is similar to a slide "home movie picture show," it being more in the tradition of amateur portrait presentation than anything else. It is, of course, a loving portrait of my family, however tinged beneath a veil of youthful ambivalence.

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Bud Wirtschafter

What's Happening (1963) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Assisted by: Al Valentine, Ray Wisniewski, Virginia Cartreaux, Chuck Ginnever, Sylvia Brett, Jerry Chalum, Marsha Dunetz, Jim Henson, Zelda Wirtschafter, Eleanor Guaitolni. A documentary film of a series of "happenings", taking place at George Segal's farm. Performers by Allan Kaprow, Chuck Ginnever, Wolf Vostel, Yvonne Rainer, Lamont Young, Dick Higgins.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Bud Wirtschafter

I'm Here Now (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"...is a unique documentary. The major portion of it was filmed by paricipants in 'Summer in the City" the six week community action program which is the subject of the film. Similarly the sound track consists of material either recorded on location or taken from a series of taped interviews with members of the staffs, neighborhood boards and participants in the program. " Summer in the City

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Jud Yalkut

Us () 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A poetic documentary of the USCO multimedia group, a pioneer art and technology commune of which the filmmaker was an active part. 'US' centers on the building of the tabernacle of The Church of The Living God in 1966, incorporated as a free church in the State of New York in Garnerville, a spiritual and aesthetic meditation environment that was both unique and ground-breaking. Recently released and screened as part of the filmmakers' retrospective in 2000 at the Whitney Museum.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jud Yalkut

Godz, The (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Document of 1960's rock-and-roll cult band "The Godz." Contains footage of a few mid-60's performances as well as candid footage of the band.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Vernon Zimmerman

College, The (1963) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"... a free-style documentary which explores the folkways of under-graduate life on and off the university campus. It dispenses with script, actors, and staged situations of any kind. Instead, the cameraman-director roams at large through the university community..."-Panorama-Chicago Daily News

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Lynne Sachs

Which Way Is East (1994) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Social Activism

"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared history. Lynne and Dana Sachs' travel diary of their trip to Vietnam is a collection of tourism, city life, culture clash, and historic inquiry that's put together with the warmth of a quilt. "Which Way Is East" starts as a road trip and flowers into a political discourse. It combines Vietnamese parables, history and memories of the people the sisters met, as well as their own childhood memories of the war on TV. (excerpted from article in The Independent by Susan Gerhard) "The sound track is layered with the cacophony of bustling city streets, the chirps of cicadas and gentle rustles of trees in the countryside, and the visuals, devoid of travelogue cliches, are a collage of pictorial snippets taken from unusual vantage points.... What comes through is such a strong sense of the place you can almost smell it." Ted Shen, The Chicago Reader

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lili Chin

Finnish Psyche (Excerpt 1) The Red Spectre (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Lili Chin

Portrait Of Shanghai (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

xDream 2001 (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A compilation (all 3 pieces are portraits and have been shown separately as well as together): SERRA'S MORNING 2001, video, 10 min. Director of the Film-makers Coop M.M. Serra recollects her morning on September 11, 2001. The Coop is a few blocks from the New York Worlds Trade Center. The tape was shot a month after, while we were waiting to have lunch together. OFF SELEXA 2001, video, 20 min This film is an account of Karine Albanon's experience with an antidepressant called Celexa. DREAM STORY 2001, video, 10 min This is about a dream I had of Marjorie Keller. Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 / 80.00

Clayton Patterson

Tompkins Square Park Police Riot (1988) DVD NTSC, color, 213 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This tape provided the evidence that the police had in fact rioted. Clayton Patterson was arrested, was allowed back on the street after a 10 day hunger strike, and won the right in the trial, as an artist, to keep the original tape. Clayton has had more video tapes used in court against rogue police officers than anyone in American history. A basic document in the recent history of urban civil strife in the U.S. "This was a military action on the streets of NYC and you can see that" Sharon Broussard, NY Daily News.

Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Queen of the Mist (1995) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History, Political / Social Activism

Tells, in narrative poetry, the story of Annie Edson Taylor -- the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and a forgotten American heroine. A 63 year-old teacher facing unemployment and poverty in 1901, Taylor decided to take up the challenge P.T. Barnum had issued and send herself over the Falls as her one hope to reverse her fortunes. Had Taylor been a man or a young beauty, she might have found the fame and fortune she hoped for. Instead, she was ignored and derided, robbed and abandoned by her managers, impersonated by an actress, and eclipsed by Bobby Leach -- who was the first man to go over Niagara Falls (ten years after her feat). She died in poverty at the age of 83. QUEEN OF THE MIST presents the events of Annie's life through impressionistic re-enactments, layered with archival materials. It imaginatively portrays Annie Taylor's daring feat and the ordeals she suffered in the years that followed it. It brings to light a courageous early 20th century woman whose story has been lost to history. QUEEN OF THE MIST was made at the invitation of and in collaboration with the poet, Joan Murray -- and is based on her narrative poems from the book of the same name. Excerpts from these poems, which creatively dramatize Taylor's life, are read by Ms. Murray. Mary Foskett plays Annie Edson Taylor, supported by a cast of 40 actors and extras. Sound design is by Jonathan Duckett.

3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $100.00

3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $500.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $400.00
BetaSP NTSC Sale: $500.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

How Strong The Children (1998) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family, Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal documentary video in which the relationship of a mother with her two young daughters is examined -- finding the terrain chaotic and hardly conforming to prior expectations. Weaving in and out through multi-linear and noisy layers, the mother interviews the daughters, one daughter interviews the mother, the daughters play together, the mother reprimands the daughters, they have breakfast and get ready for school and work together, the mother reads a poem, the daughters read a fairy story, nuclear reactors seem to be a part of it, Amelia Earhart makes appearances, texts refer to the musings of the mother. All these elements pile on top of one another in apparent chaos. But some ideas emerge, and one could leave without feeling uncomfortable about the chaos. The children, at least, are strong.

3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $100.00

3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $500.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $250.00
MiniDV NTSC Sale: $500.00

Brian Coffey

Like Being Pursued By A Boulder (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER is a willfully subjective document of the protests surrounding the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. The film juxtaposes images of anonymous dissent with the iconography of the state, and questions what is hidden and visible within the public sphere. LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER acts as a counter to prevailing representations of large-scale protests through its refusal to play the numbers game (success or failure determined solely by suspect headcounts), and its avoidance of images that foster a binary identification/rejection relationship with the viewer (Do these people look like/unlike me?). Instead the film focuses on the collective energy generated on the street and the force marshaled to restrict and contain this energy. The film recognizes the steady disappearance of the public commons and the marginalization of dissent in hopes that new objectives and strategies can be realized to counter this trend.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Brian Coffey

Onishi Portrait (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of filmmaker ONISHI Kenji at his Tokyo apartment in 2003. A series of cinematic exchanges between filmmaker and subject set in a space infiltrated by cinematic detritus.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Anna Fahr

Khaneh Ma: These places we call home (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family

Khaneh Ma: These Places We Call Home examines questions of cultural identity by prsenting three generations of Iranians divided on three continents, and reunited on one journey. The film begans with the director's return to Iran, her country of cultural origin, where she becomes reacquainted with family she has not seen in over ten years, and rediscovers a culture that has remained a quiet yet ever-present part of her life in Canada. As the journey unfolds, we uncover rarely seen aspects of Iranian culture, as experienced by the director, while witnessing firsthand the process of leaving an old culture behind and the journey into a new one.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Paul Gabel

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) (2006) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) is an experimental documentary that chronicles the procedures behind an image archive to offer a perspective on how origin, history and authority are formed, ordered and sustained.

16mm Rental: $75.00

Dominic Angerame

Anaconda Targets (2004) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political

"Anaconda Targets, a documentation tape of aerial bombings by the American military in Afghanistan, depicts the devastating effect of smart bombs. Not often featured in media reports, the soldiers' voices form the soundtrack that accompanies these chilling images. The document has been appropriated by filmmaker Dominic Angerame as a critique of his government's military aggression." - Susan Oxtoby

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Richard Sandler

A/K/A Martha's Vineyard (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment

www.richardsandler.com

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Richard Sandler

Brave New York (2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Celebrates the East Village in all its fabulous diversity. Shot from 1992-2004, it chronicles the gentrification of the "hood." The movie's main voices are those of the artists, street people and activists whose commentaries on the dominant culture give pause amidst the speedy approach of a "Brave New World."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

Everybody is Hurting (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a documentary about the day of 9/11, and the soul searching and muscular debate that raged in union square park in the weeks following

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

The Gods of Times Square (1999) DVD_NTSC, color, 112 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The plethora of religious zealots that (daily) would gather there to preach against the "sins" of secular life. The backdrop for their rants were the 60-foot supermodels and pop neon signs whose proselytizing pitch was wrapped in the primary colors of conformity. The work was shot from 1992-1998 as Times Square was "Disneyfied" for the new millenium. In his quest for gods in Times Square, Sandler speaks with mystics and with the reasoned and the unreasonable followers of the standard creeds. Spirituality is found, but only in the metaphysics of a timeless cast of gritty New Yorkers.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

Sway (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 32 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a free-form documentary edited from 14 years of shooting video in the New York subways

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Katherine Bauer

The Steam System (2011) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: hand processed, landscape

Dizzying swirls of steam take you into a system of energy and light around the Con Edison Steam power plant on 13th Street in New York City.

16mm Rental: $35.00

Cara Weiner

Four Abstract Artists (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

A dvd consisting of a 8 min short, An Abstract Way of Life, about abstraction. Also on the dvd are four artist bios for each artist in the film.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition! (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art

Documentation of Joel Schlemowitz's "Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition!" From the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, including cinepaintings and other film installation pieces, and a multi-projection enviornment of seven 16mm film loop projectors, seven mirror-balls, gilt-edged projection screens, and a series of frenetic film loops with images from the 19th Century magic lantern slides.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Nancy Graves

200 Stills at 60 Frames (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

In 1970 Graves made the first of five films. Each one was preceded by travel and research, and though the images are "representational", the films are fundamentally abstract in their exploration of color, light, form, and surface. She considered 200 Stills at 60 Frames and Goulimine, her earliest films about the camel, as study projects.

16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Daniel Barnett

An Anagram (2000) DVD_NTSC, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political_social activism

On August 19, 1991 Mikhail Gorbacheve was overthrown in a coup, and ABC news sent Gary Henoch to Moscow to cover the events that followed. Henoch had been ABC's Moscow cameraman in the early 1980's and he was astounded at the changes in Russian Society following the collapse of Communism in the intervening yeasrs. He responded by asking his friend and Russian scholar Harlow Robinson to join him in Russia to document the impact of change. Upon his return, after weeks of filming interviews and street scenes in Moscow, Yoroslavl, and Rostov Veliky, he turned the footage over to a well-known PBS series, but the rough-cut that emerged appalled him and he pulled the footage. Some months later I was editing an industrial that Henoch had shot. He stopped by the editing room and we fell into a conversatioin. I was impressed that such an experienced hand would show up and ask if there was anything I needed that he failed to get, was there anything he could have done better? In fact there was nothing. He was by far the best cameraman whose footage I had the honor to work with. He told me the story of his trip to Russia and asked if I wanted to see the material. There was forty hours of it, and it blew me away. I saw in it the results of a civilization that had had its belief system knocked out from under it. He saw that my passion for the footage was genuine and offered to give it to me to do with as I pleased. Over the next eleven years, in my spare time, and in between other jobs I would work on the footage, solving one structural problem after another, until I finally became satisfied that I had caught the essence of the story. An Anagram is an essay in changing parts. It trades in what Paul Auster calls "a syntax of the eye, a grammer of pure kinesis". It wears the soul of historical disappointment on its sleeve.

VHS NTSC Rental: $175.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes One & Two (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode One: Politricks - This segment focuses on effects of world events outside of the garden gates - whether locally, nationally or internationally. Episode Two: Early Years - This segment is a collage featuring LPVs early years: the formation of the garden and its programs.

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Three & Four (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Three: Rock - This episode features Cinesonic with DJ Econ and multiple screens by Stephen Kent Jussick. Highlights include Threat (Jules A and Nelson Rockwell). Episode Four: Art Exhibitions - A focus on art exhibitions that have stimulated the garden space.

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Five & Six (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Five: Performance - Highlights the performances of a few of the outrageous & the sublime gracing Petit Versailles' stage & garden! Episode Six: Film 1 - Highlights & focuses on film, video & digital makers that seduce, delight and educate our audiences at Petit Versailles garden!

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Seven & Eight (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Seven: Readings 1 - Wonderful readings from The SuperFictoBioGrrrls of 2002! - Laurie Weeks, Jen Blauvelt, & Judy Silverman. Episode Eight: Pop to Folk - This week we feature various events from 2003 including Joe Tullgren and his "loosepaper collection" concert.

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Nine & Ten (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Nine: Performance - This week PERFORMANCE AND DANCE with Brandon Wolcott - "the greatest actor in the world" amuses with his fumblings & ramblings! Episode Ten: Art Two - This week we're back visiting ART! Exhibitions include a multitude of mediums for "Weathering the Storm"(2002) from Larry Shea's "Well Wishing" to On Akiyoshi "Massing TARA Bodhisattva in Clouds".

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

Episode Eleven: Film 2 - We begin with a look at friends & collaborators Stephen Kent Jusick and DJ Econ presenting CINESONIC - their montage of sound and image. Episode Twelve: Readings 2 - Extraordinary writers perform at LPV including Eileen Myles, Dee Finley, Henry Flesh, Mary Gaitskill and Carlo Quispe reads an essay by David Wojnarowicz. Episode Thirteen: Polysexual Polyglots - High Fashion at LPV with "The Emperor's Premiere" extravaganza by it/EQ, performance by Kalup Linzy, GenderFluxxxors - Unplugged with Tobaron Waxman.

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Exile () DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Documentary

"Alexis Krasilovsky's EXILE offers both a personal and historical perspective on intolerance. Tracing the roots of her family over 200 years to the small town of Nikolsburg, Czechoslovakia, Krasilovsky's 28-minute film returns to the place where generations of persecution for her Jewish ancestors began. In Prague, in Vienna where some Jews still hide their heritage behind a Protestant facade, in Dachau where Krasilovsky's pianist uncle's hands were frozen, and in New York where she grew up, the filmmaker exposes a history of exile, fear, hiding and imprisonment and brings to life a rich world of art and learning shattered by the Holocaust." -- The Independent

DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $195.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Beale Street () DVD NTSC, black and white, min

Genre: Documentary

Beale Street is where W.C. Handy wrote the blues, where boss Crump abused his power, and where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. From the early days of 3/4" portapak video comes this portrait of the original Beale Streeters who knew and loved it best, including B.B. King, the Hooks Brothers, Bobby Blue Bland, Prince Gabe, Maurice "Fess" Hulbert, Nat D. Williams and Rufus Thomas. Black and white, 28 minutes, edited 1981 from the 1977-78 feature-length production co-directed by Alexis Krasilovsky, Ann Rickey and Walter Baldwin. Additional material included on the DVD: The feature-length scholars' version.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Mr. Boogie Woogie () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists, music

From the early days of 3/4" color portapak video comes this fascinating look at blues pianist Mose Vinson. Also features Memphis Slim and Ma Rainey II, with informal performances by "Mr. Boogie Woogie" and interviews from his boyhood Mississippi home. "Vinson's world is beautiful, troubled, and important." -- Film Library Quarterly

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Marie Losier

Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist (2008) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, color, 26 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, biography

This is a dream portrait of Tony Conrad playing in his studio with costumes and wigs, jumping on beds with Joe Gibbons, playing violin in his home town Buffalo, cooking pickled films, performing at Tonic in NYC, recalling his first hand puppet performances with his mother, his first meeting with Jack Smith and his involvement with Flaming Creatures. Two years of footage and stories and laughter to share. DVD PAL version includes Tony Conrad's 'The Flicker' (1966).

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Seth Mitter

Beard St (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Full Circle: The Work of Doris Chase (1970) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A documentary focusing on Doris Chase's creative process. A pioneering filmmaker of expanded cinema and early computer technology. Produced by Elizabeth Woods.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Fern Silva

Notes from a Bastard Child (2007) 16mm, color, 9 mins. min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: youth, econamics, multicultural, family, personal_diary_journal

Fern Silva's "Notes from a Bastard Child" consists of an unsettled but concise capsule portrait of interconnected fatherless entities, including a fading Portuguese village and Jesus Christ. -Mark Holcomb TimeOut New York

Rental: $$50.
16mm Rental: $$50.

Walter Ungerer

and all this madness (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 79 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This is a documentary about the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City. It begins with an interview with an options trader at the American Stock Exchange describing his experience at the location close to the site during the attack. The film goes on with footage shot at the New York City site ten days after the tragedy occurred. It continues with interviews with people from Vermont (Ungerer was living in Vermont at the time) expressing their views about the reason for the attack. Vermonters represented the vast majority of the nation in that they only knew what had happened from the media news reports.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

Keeping Things Whole (1971) DVD NTSC, color and black & white, 68 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

Unlike the world wars and Korea, not many films have come out of the murderous fatigue of Viet Nam. Perhaps that's because it's not easy to make a film about a difficult, complicated war. Walter Ungerer set out to make a film about the decision facing a conscientious American youth when he is drafted. Arthur, the hero (played by Columbia University student Arthur Albert) is drafted and unsure of what to do. Slowly we are introduced to three sets of characters whose decisions ultimately determine the course of Arthur's resolution to his dilemma, and thus his life. First comes a group of non-Americans. Then a second group consisting of actual friends, family and acquaintances of Arthur the actor. Finally, the third group, an intriguing cross-section of Americans: teenie boppers, suburbanites, Green Berets, an artist and a Spanish American War vet. The final solution is brought about by bringing the non-Americans together in an auditorium, showing them all the previously shot footage and asking them to vote on what they think Arthur should do.

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Walter Ungerer

Down The Road (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 94 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

It is at once an experimental film and a documentary. It illuminates three difficult years in filmmaker Walter Ungerer's life: the sudden and painful end to a seventeen year marriage. In search of answers for the cause of his circumstances, he embarks on a series of interviews with people themselves afflicted with pain and suffering. Though a film about filmmaker Walter Ungerer at a particularly difficult time in his life, down the road is a journey we all take. It is a road we all travel as we face our own mortality.

Rental: $94.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $94.00

Carolyn Kaylor

Kate's Sole Excess (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A film about a woman obsessed with her shoes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Craig Baldwin

Tribulation 99 (1991) color & b/w, 97 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

Upon its release in 1991, TRIBULATION 99 became an instant counter-culture classic. Baldwin's "pseudo-pseudo-documentary" presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Craig Baldwin

Sonic Outlaws (1995) color & b/w, 87 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music. Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Craig Baldwin

Spectres of the Spectrum (2000) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

The director of TRIBULATION 99 and SONIC OUTLAWS, returns with his grandest work to date! SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM plunders Baldwin's treasure trove of early television shows, industrial and educational films, Hollywood movies, advertisements and cartoons, combining these with live-action footage, no-budget special effects, and relentless narration to generate a wholly original paranoid science-fiction epic.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Penny Lane

Sittin' On a Million (2008) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Erotic

Mame Faye ran a world famous house of prostitution in Troy, New York for almost forty years (c. 1906 to 1941). Everyone past the age of retirement has a story - funny, sordid, unbelievable - about Troy's most famous madam. Sittin' on a Million presents these stories in all their contradictory glory, alongside vintage erotica, reenactments, and street performances. The documentary asks us to consider the role of memory and imagination in creating history, and reminds us about all those ordinary, extraordinary people erased from the official record.

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Penny Lane

The Abortion Diaries (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 30 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, Personal / Diary / Journal

The Abortion Diaries is a documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina, Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in age from 19 to 54. Their stories weave together with the filmmaker's diary entries to present a compelling, moving and at times surprisingly funny "dinner party" where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love, work and their own bodies.

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Taylor Dunne

Obar (2008) DVD_NTSC, digiBeta_NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, multicultural, family, history, landscape, diary, mystical

Obar is a super-8 portrait of a New Mexico ghost town. Disembodied oral histories of water dowsing and train hoping provide insight into the towns possibilities and failures, while time lapse images of the desolate landscape paint an eerie portrait of life on the wild frontier.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $50.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Sara Winter

Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A poetic look at a bygone industrial era, Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory tours the factory complex a decade after its closing. Music of Anton Webern and stylistic references to artistic currents of the early 20th century (including the city symphony genre, cubism and the Bauhaus) evoke the factory's heyday.

Sara Winter

Horses, Etc. (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A heartwarming close up of the intersection of animal and human live with indoor cats, "wild" groundhogs, society at the dog run, homing pigeons, and a look at retraining race horses for police work including shoeing a horse with orthopedic shoes!

Marguerite Paris

All Women Are Equal (1972) 16mm, Black and White, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Body, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

All Women Are Equal is a black and white 15- minute documentary filmed in Nottingham England in 1972, about Paula, a male to female transsexual made by veteran lesbian filmmaker Marguerite Paris (1934-2007). This very early and non-exploitative representation of an ordinary well- adjusted transgendered person is historically significant for its treatment of the subject. While other films may have depicted drag queens and other performers (such as Frank Simon's 1968 feature The Queen), they were not made by a women. Also unique is that Paris produced, directed, shot and edited this film, which, unlike there other representations, allows the individual to tell her own personal story, without resorting to spectacle or focusing on performativity. Through Paris's lens, see Paula fixing her make up and discussing the difficulty of living as a woman and meeting other trans people. The discussion is remarkably detailed and offers incredible insights into both the time and Paul's individual psyche. The film was shot on East German 16mm B&W reversal film stock, and edited with cement splices. The sound was recorded on 1/4" reel to reel tape, then transferred to mag stock, and finally united with the edited reversal original, which had been mag striped.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chuck Workman

The First 100 Years (1995) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 89 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Subtitled "a celebration of American movies" this compilation documentary was produced for HBO with the association of the American Film Institute as part of the worldwide salute to the 100th anniversary of motion pictures. The film uses extensive historical and new interviews, from D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish to important actors and directors of today, and hundreds of clips from well-known films to effectively tell the story of the American film. An entertaining primer on commercial American movie history and an exercise in stimulating and dynamic filmmaking. All producer's rental proceeds go to the American Film Institute.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Chuck Workman

Three Motion Picture Montages: Precious Images (1986), Words (1987), Pieces of Silver (1987) (1986-1987) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A selection of three of Chuck Workman's most well-known movie montages. Precious Images montages 450 American films in a tribute to directors and the iconic images they helped create. It has played continuously in museums, schools, theaters, film festivals and media arts centers and is considered the most widely shown theatrical short in history. Words was made as a tribute to the Hollywood writer and montages the memorable (and forgotten) lines of numerous Hollywood films and television shows. Pieces of Silver was made for Eastman Kodak on the anniversary of the invention of motion picture film. It montages images from foreign and American narrative films, newsreels, documentaries, experimental films, commercials, animation, and television since 1889. The film played at commercial theaters, screened at Anthology Film Archives and other important non- profit theaters, and at several festivals. From critic Scott MacDonald: "In the best of his compilation pieces, Workman reveals his mastery of editing. His strategy is not just to provide a succession of moments of nostalgia, but to create distinctive films, providing energy, humor, and insight." All producer's rental proceeds go to the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Foundations.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Chuck Workman

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography

Among the many films about Andy Warhol and his world, this is the most enduring, still being screened on television and at museums and arts centers around the world. Called "a fascinating portrait" and "witty and enterprising" by the New York Times, "fascinating and always absorbing" by Roger Ebert.

Rental: $40.00
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Chuck Workman

The Source (1999) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A documentary on the Beats and the major characters of that movement. Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Festival. From Janet Maslin's New York Times review: "a stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary about the Beat generation and its legacy, spans from the exultant 1940s photo of the young friends of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs to the Jeopardy show on which contestants could win money by asking Who were the Beats? "It's eternity all the time, so there's no point being nostalgic for eternity,' Ginsberg is heard saying. But that wisdom runs counter to the moving experience of watching this film unfold."

Rental: $40.00
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Richard Ramson

Bohemia" The Life of a New York City Poet" (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Multicultural, History

Bohemia features interviews with, and the poetry of, various poets of different races and ages, all of whom are living and working in New York City. Viewers will get an insight into what inspires these poets and how they express themselves in one of the toughest cities in the country for struggling artists.

Rental: $40.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Larry Jordan

Candy Colors: An Interview with Stan Brakhage (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal

An interview with Stan Brakhage.

DVD NTSC Sale: $500.00

Alice O'Malley

Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca 1982-2006 (2007) DVD NTSC, , 32 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Every Woman Here includes excerpts from nine oral herstories, samples of 15 songs from Peace Camp Sings (produced by Sorrel Hays and Marilyn Ries, 1986), three songs from the Average Dyke Band, 1985 and 305 images from dozens of photographers.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Chop Off (2008) DVD NTSC, , 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Chop Off exposes the dark, fearful recesses of the human psyche by filming the body modification of performance artist R.K. Literally risking "life and limb," R.K.'S body is his medium and amputation is his art. The very act of filming him often stimulates a cascading range of emotions, from disgust to fear to dread." - Tribeca Film Festival 2009 "Please please show this film! It's unique, it's real, it's not like any other film. What one sees in it, can not be seen anywhere else. It will shock some, but the fact is that there are shocking things in this world and we should know it and see it, nothing human should be hidden from knowledge. You made a very REAL film about REAL people. One of the most difficult things to do in cinema. I congratulate you." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Jasmine Hirst

Sexual Homicide Detective (2008) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 3:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Psychology & Mental Health

The life of a retired New York Sexual Homicide Detective, who has witnessed the worst side of humanity, and has old autopsy photos mixed up with photographs of his grandchildren.

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Why Don't You Kill Yourself (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 3:23 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health, Queer / Bi / Trans

I watch people in the streets and wonder why they keep on living, I have lived my whole life with a God-awful pain. I don't understand what it means to enjoy a sunset. I don't understand how people keep on living. I ask people: "Why don't you kill yourself?"

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Center of the World (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 2:29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

All my life I wanted to come to New York and be an artist. My dream finally came true. I met the most amazing women...artists, musicians, filmmakers. I looked at them one day and thought: "Oh my God I'm at the center of the world!" And then my life went to hell......

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

You Can Execute Her But You Can't Kill Her (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and black & white, 3:23 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

My ten year correspondence with serial killer Aileen Wuornos leads to an intimate and mesmerizing interview on Florida's death row. Also features Penny Arcade, Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin. "I had the life as Aileen Wuornos. Why did I end up on the stages of the world, rather than on death row?" : Penny Arcade, ex-Andy Warhol superstar. Aileen was executed in October 2002 at Florida's State Prison.

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Trailers (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 9:11 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

I met and filmed Aileen Wuornos on death row in Florida in 1997. We had been corresponding for 5 years and Aileen had asked me to film her talking about the truth of her life and crimes as part of her preparation to die. I have been trying to finish this feature length documentary since then. But can't. There is something wrong with me. Instead I make two minute trailers about other films I'd like to make. This is a trailer of trailers.

Rental: $45.00
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Josh Solondz

Keratin Reserve (2009) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, Found Footage

Six hundred and seventy three fingernails adhered to found footage using topcoat, reprinted in accordance to the time of nail's growth and removal.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Josh Solondz

Misc. 2006-2008 (2008) DVD_NTSC, , 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, ethnic_multicultural, personal

Compilation of videos from 2006-2008 including: "Graphic" "Videos With Mom (single channel version)" "Deviations From The Wheel" "Orbison" "Narrative One"

Rental: $45.00
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Lynne Sachs

The Last Happy Day (2009) DVD_NTSC, Color, 38 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, History, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran. The Last Happy Day is an experimental documentary portrait of Sandor (Alexander) LENARD, A Hungarian medical doctor and a distant cousin of filmmaker Lynne Sachs. In 1938 Lenard, a writer with a Jewish background, fled the Nazis to a safe haven in Rome. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Army Grave Registration Service hired Lenard to reconstruct the bone -- small and large -- of dead American soldiers. Eventually he found himself in remotest Brazil where he embarked on the translation of "Winne the Pooh" into Latin, an eccentric task that catapulted him to brief world-wide fame. Sachs' essay film uses personal letters, abstracted war imagery, home movies, interviews, and a childrens's performance to create an intimate meditation on the destructive power of war. "A fascinating, unconventional approach to a Holocaust-related story...a frequently charming work that makes no effort to disguise an underlying melancholy." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Vicki Sher

Woodchuck (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video shows a dying woodchuck in a field. He/she has been partially run over by a tractor. The woodchuck is paralyzed from the waist down, and from the waist up is pure fear, vulnerability, and viciousness. An animal, motivated usually by a quest for food and shelter has been reduced to pure emotions and a raw desire to live. Edited only lightly, the confrontation between me(behind the camera) and my dog and the animal is present as it happened.

Rental: $$30
DVD NTSC Rental: $$30

Jonas Mekas

Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 hours 46 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Personal & Diary & Journal, Political Social Activism

This video is made up of footage that I took with my Sony from the television newscasts during the collapse of the USSR, with the home noises in the background. It's a capsule record of what happened and how it happened during that crucial period as recorded by the television newscasters. It can be also viewed as a classic Greek drama in which the destinies of nations are changed drastically by the unbending, boarding on irrational. Will of one single man, one small nation determined to regain it freedom, backed by Olympus in its fight against the Might & Power, against the impossible.

Rental: $200.00
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Jonas Mekas

Mob of Angels: Baptism (1990) DVD NTSC, Color, 61 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal Diary & Journal

One hour with a women's drumming group led by Layne Redmond, who has devoted her life to reviving the ancient Mediterranean tradition of women's ceremonial drumming and ritual celebrations. Using one of the world's oldest known instruments, the small hand held frame drum, the Mob of Angels create a contemporary music that pulses with the rhythms of an archaic language.

Rental: $100.00
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Dustin Thompson

The Travelogues (2010) DVD NTSC, digiBeta NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Environement & Nature, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Literary & Theatre, Personal Diary & Journal, Structural

"One of the most incredible movies at Tribeca [2010] is, at 49 minutes in length, probably the least commercial: Dustin Thompson's avant-garde documentary [The] Travelogues ... He is a democratic tourist: a lover, an Italian cathedral, and surfers in a Munich river carry equal narrative weight. The mini-narratives, however, are distinguished between differing angles and speeds; form sets them apart. This is fantastic stuff, a festival film that makes you feel that life in worth living, and Tribeca worth attending." -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine Also available on Blue Ray Disc and HDCAM.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $100.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $100.00

Nelson Carlo

Should We Go Home (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A group of amateur filmmakers are trying to make a film about a mature upper class woman who claims that she has lost her house. Wondering the lonely and cold streets of the city, she seems to be in a very particular state of mine. She is more interested in talking about the world than answering the question about how she lost her home?. This feeling of loss is impregnated throughout the whole film and it becomes the main topic of it; this causes the lost of the film itself.

Rental: $50.00
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David Gerson

Ultraviolet for Sixteen Minutes (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists

This sixteen minutes film is a docu-portrait of Isabelle Collin-Dufresne, aka Ultra Violet. Mistress to Salvador Dali in the 60's, "superstar" in Andy Warhol's factory in the 70's, and a born-again Mormon, Ultra Violet muses on her spiritual rebirth, fame, God and the meaning of life in this short intimate film. Includes rare photographs, Andy Warhol's screentest of Ultra Violet from 1965, and David Henry Gerson's contemporary screentest of Ultra Violet from 2008. 'Totally engaging" says Albert Mayseles, "A gem of a little film" - The Huffington Post. ultravioletfilm.wordpress.com

Doris Kornish

Not Nude Though: A Portrait of Rudy Burckhardt (2002) 16mm, color, 95 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Filmmaker Doris Kornish chronicles the fascinating life of Swiss-born photographer Rudy Burckhardt, who moved to New York to make a name for himself by taking portraits of his prominent friends. An important part of the modern art movement of the 1950s and 60's, Burckhardt snapped images of Jackson Pollock, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, as well as intricate shots of his adopted city and its architecture.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Mercy for Animals

Fowl Play (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: enviorment & nature, political & social activism

A battle is brewing over the ethics of our food choices. Gone are the days of open pasture and idyllic barnyard scenes instilled in our mind from childhood. Today, the over 9 billion animals reared for food production lead short lives chronicled with deprivation, confinement, mutilation, and merciless slaughter. The fallout is a growing movement of compassionate consumers who are rejecting factory-style farming and the exploitation of animals used for food. They are organizing, documenting the living nightmare that animals face, and speaking out against animal-based agriculture. Fowl Play takes viewers on an unforgettable journey behind the closed doors of some of the country's largest egg production facilities and graphically illustrates the heartbreaking plight of laying hens - condemned to lives crowded inside file-drawer-sized cages. Through touching interviews with animal rescuers, undercover investigators, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists, we hear powerful stories motivated by kindness and courage from the dedicated individuals who are fighting to save the modern day hen - perhaps the most abused and exploited animal on earth. Connecting the dots between consumer demand for meat, dairy and eggs and the perpetuation of animal abuse, Fowl Play leaves viewers with a groundbreaking message of personal responsibility and the potential each of us holds to change the world - one meal at a time.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

The Book of Laughs (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, personal diary & journal

Life-Loss--Love-Loss-Death Leads the viewer head-on into the complex intimacy between two sisters and their losses, both growing up, and by the death of one. This is the Book of Laughs, the fairy tale promise of good times. These sisters have touched and held on to each other through many frightening nights, and they have laughed.

Rental: $135.00
16mm Rental: $135.00

Roberta Cantow

Mosaics (1994) VHS_NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultrual, political & social activism

The U.S. faces many complex issues regarding its migrant population, one is affordable housing. Here viewers see the human face behind this issue, and a call for a positive solution to the problem.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Roberta Cantow

Doctor Clown (1992) VHS_NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, childrean & youth, personal diary & journal, science & medicine

The movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams made the physician-social-crusader-clown world famous. This documentary offers a revealing encounter with the real Patch Adams. Here we see exclusive sequences of his "Between-the-Sheets Therapy" with a disturbed, suicidal patient named Dave, which show how far the doctor is willing to go to find a way to relieve a person's suffering. No one in the world has ever used this as a therapeutic tool. There are other touching examples of Dr. Adams' inimitable, creative approach to caring for patients in different parts of the world. And for the first time ever we are allowed to see his unique "Joy Workshop."

Rental: $90.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

Peter Cramer

Giornalisti En Maschera (Journalists In Disguise) (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

An experimental documentary woven together by excerpts from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. Created during Emily Harvey's Venice gallery opening of the Fluxus group show concurrent with the 49th Venice Biennial, June 2001. Featuring an interview with designer, Mary McFadden. Did painting die, or simply meiotically reproduce as video art? Has nationalism outlived its cultural relevance? These familiar questions and others are reconstituted and posed at the press previews of the 2001 Venice Biennial. The directors/ performers investigate relations of art, business, and politics in the guise of objective journalist three months preceding 9/11. Other interviewee include Special Prize winners Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (Canada), and other artists.

Rental: $50.00
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Peter Cramer

Soma, Soma, Soma (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

A document of the exhibition of the same title at NYC's Sculpture Space. Examining three generations of conceptual, performance, and installation by artists Geoffrey Hendricks, William Pope L., and Patty Chang with interviews and footage of their exhibition performances. A documentary video of the exhibition of the same title curated by William Pope L. at NYC's Sculpture Center at its former location of East 69th St. Originally conceived as a private commission by the artist Geoffrey Hendricks to document his performance, Cramer & Waters had access to include the artists regarding their participation to provide a wider context for the exhibition.

Rental: $50.00
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Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs: 10 Short Films Vol.3 (1986-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family

"XY Chromosome Project"- 12 min (2007) "The Small Ones"- 3 min (2006) "Noa, Noa"- (2006) "Atalanta 32 Years Later"- 5 min (2006) "Tornado"- 4 min (2002) "Photograph of Wind"- 4 min (2006) "Window Work"- 9 min (2000) "Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning"- 9 min (1987)"Still Life With Woman and Four Ojects"- 4 min (1986) "Drawn and Quarted"- 4 min (1987) "Lynne Sachs is best known for her spirited and lyrical essay films- films defined by a unwavering woman's inflection and a commitment to pry the cracks in official history. However, throughout Sach's career, we've been treated to a succession of short experimental works that tease out the details of the everyday with the same clarity of vision and instinct for the hand-nurtured image as her much-lauded lengthier works. These films and videotapes, whether they be mystified glimpses of childhood, reinventions of the films past, or formal excursions into the poetic, surrender the wonder of a world seen by an artist with a soulful eye and a conscientious hear."- Steve Seid, Film-Video Curator, Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $75.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Lynne Sachs

States of UnBelonging (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 63 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, history, personal diary / journal, political/ social activism

The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed her the West Bank. Director Lynne Sachs creates a film on the violence of the Middle East by exchanging letters with an Israeli friend. Together, they reveal Revital's story through her films, news reports, and interviews, culminating in heartbreaking footage of children discussing the violence they've witnessed. Without taking sides or casting blame, the film becomes a cine-essay on fear and filmmaking, tragedy and transformation, violence and the land of Israel/Palestine.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lynne Sachs

Investigation of a Flame (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political / social activism

On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters led by Daniel and Philip Berrigan, walked into a catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. "Investigation of a Flame" is an intimate, experimental documentary portrait of the Cantonsville Nine, this disparate band of resisters who chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience. How did the photos, trial publicity and news of the two year prison sentences help to galvanize a disillusioned American public' "Investigation of a Flame" explores this politically and religiously motivated performance of the 1960's in the context of extremely different times- times in which critics of Middle East peace agreements, abortion and technology resort to violence of the most random and sanguine kind in order to access the public imagination.

Lynne Sachs

The Task of the Translator (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, philosophical

Sachs pays homage to Walter Benjamin's essay "The Task of the Translator" through three studies of the human body. First, she listens to the musings of a wartime doctor grappling with the task of a kind-of cosmetic surgery for corpses. Second, she witnesses a group of Classics scholars confronted with the haunting yet whimsical task of translating a newspaper article on Iraqi burial rituals into Latin. And finally, she turns to a radio news report on human remains.

Rental: $25.00
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Jackie Raynal

Merce Cunningham (1962) DVD NTSC, b & w, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, dance, music

The choreographer Merce Cunningham working with the musician John Cage and the painter Robert Rauschenberg.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Jackie Raynal

Notes on Jonas Mekas (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 26.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Documentary film about Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jackie Raynal

Trailers (1962-2003) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, landscape / architecture

A collection of trailers for the following films: "Merce Cunningham", "Deux Fois", "New York Story", "Hotel New York", "Autour de Simon Lazard".

Oona Mekas

MEMORIES OF SOHO: PART ONE (1996) DVD_NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: envirornment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, personal diary / journal

Short documentary. In 1976, the filmmaker's father, Jonas Mekas, made a film called Paradise Not Yet Lost. Many scenes in the film were street scenes of Soho, New York City from 1967-75. Twenty years later, the filmmaker creates a record of Soho from the 60s, 70s & 90s, revisiting the neighborhood with her video camera and juxtaposing images from Mr. Mekas' 1976 film.

Rental: $50.00
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Oona Mekas

The JFK Assassination: Three Decades Later (1990) DVD_NTSC, color, 24 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, political / social activism

Short Documentary. Conducting street interviews with a cross-section of New Yorkers, a young filmmaker explores the theories of who really killed JFK almost thirty years after his assassination.

Rental: $25.00
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Jerry Tartaglia

Is What Was (2008) DVD NTSC, , 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, history, personal /diary / journal, political / social activism, queer / bi / trans

Is What Was is an experimental documentary film essay that began as a visual diary of a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near Berlin, where gay men were tortured and murdered by the Nazis. My friend Wilhelm Hein brought me to that place in 2007 where I first saw a Pink Triangle that was worn by one of my ancestors-in-spirit. Around the same time I had begun to find vernacular photographs (snapshots) of Nazi soldiers that had been taken by their compatriots during the time of the Holocaust. These photographs were found in disassembled album at flea markets and in private collections in America and Europe. The contradiction between the Nazi persecution of gay men and the visual evidence in the photographs prompted an inquiry into the context in which sexual identity is formulated. This inquiry led directly to the pioneering work of Karl Heinrich Ulruchs (1825-1895). Although Ulrich's ideas of same gender sexuality are steeped in 19th Century imagery, he was nonetheless the first to name it, describe it, and promote it in positive, constructive terms that included not only the sexual aspects of Queer life, but sought to find the whole person in the andere sexualitaet (the other sexuality). Through the understanding of pride and power the contradiction in the photographs can be deciphered, and Ulrichs' "Raethsel" (riddle) can be resolved: Queer Identity encompasses more than sexuality, and therein lays the threat to the power structures of oppression. The film intercuts present day images of Sachsenhausen and Berlin created by photographer Sean Michael Kirk, with the vernacular photographs and moving images to create this experimental visual essay. Credits and Cast: Jerry Tartaglia Writer, Director, Editor Sean M. Kirk Imaging and Photography Tyler Arcaro Art Direction and Technical Assistant Special Appearances by: Vaginal Davis Jackie Raynal Jim Hubbard Oscar Villegas Marc Siegel Susanna Sachsse Joshua Schneider Wilhelm Hein Annette Frick John Price

Rental: $95.00
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Jerry Tartaglia

Final Solutions (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, ethnic / multicultural, queer / bi / trans

Queer imagination has no place in the death-dealing consumerist culture. For, in it, the final solution is management of all situations through enforced assimilation using death-terror as the weapon. This film explores the Teleculture's treatment of A.I.D.S as a consumer image. Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1991 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1991 "Tartaglia raises hell in this unrelenting analysis of A.I.D.S consumerism."- Robert Hil ferty, Outweek "Strong and innovative..." - Kate Bornstein, Bay Area Reporter

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Devin Horan

Boundary (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture, philosophical

Set among an isolated community in a remote landscape near the Russian border, BOUNDARY evokes a space of ambiguity, a psychogeography, an absence of personal histories. It is the first installment in a tetralogy of films based on a statement by Sadeq Hedavat: 'In life it is possible to become angelic, human, or animal. I have become none of these things."

Rental: $50.00
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Ken Jacobs

Day Was a Scorcher, The (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a 3-d VACATION ALBUM, DAY WAS A SCORCHER, THE pictures what Jacobs describes as "movie-star Flo, Nisi the thoughtful young girl, and Aza old enough to trudge with us, but still expecting to be pushed around on wheels," frolicking in a sun-drenched Rome in the 1970s. Explains Jacobs, "It's a perfect day when nothing happens."

Rental: $75.00
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Bill Brand

Masstransiscope (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Installation

Bill Brand's Masstransiscopewas installed in the abandoned Myrtle Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York in September 1980. It has been seen by millions of commuters for over twenty-five years. The 228 hand-painted panels are viewed through a series of vertical slits set into a specially constructed housing. The piece works on the principle of the Zoetrope, a 19th century optical toy.

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Bill Brand

Suite (1996-2003) DVD NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This suite of videos addresses personal and family history, in part, dealing with the implications of being the only sibling of five not to have inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic disorder that generally leads to kidney failure in middle age. In these works, I explore the body as a site both of beauty and abjection. Suite includes: MY FATHER'S LEG--In this self-portrait I imagine the disease and pain which caused my father's death twenty-five years earlier. Now that I am older than he at his death, I find, in images of my own body complex feelings of love, guilt, grief and regret. INTERIOR OUTPOST -- Here, my body is explicitly a screen on which I project photographs from the family archive to articulate my position of difference within the family experience of illness and death. DOUBLE NEPHRECTOMY -- This double portrait cinematically projects my sister's wound onto my own body and psyche. Shortly after she received a living donor kidney from a friend, I filmed the scar that resulted from removing both her damaged organs. This video projects that image of her two-week-old scar onto my own body, visualizing my complex feelings of knowing I have been spared the gene that caused her disease. In the video, I find, on my own body, the imagined scars we share. MOXIBUSTION -- Also a double portrait, this video is an inside-out variation on DOUBLE NEPHRECTOMY. Here, the video uses projected light to penetrate my own body picturing my sister in her trade as an acupuncturist. While she treats me through burning herbs (moxibution) and acupuncture needling, the video imagines the body as landscape. The contradiction between her commitment to an ancient healing practice and her dependence for survival on high technology surgical and chemical medicine is an implicit subtext of the video. GAZELLE -- This is a portrait of my wife, the artist Katy Martin in her studio painting directly on her own body while imagining a wild animal. While not centered on the theme of family disease like the other three videos, this piece does also explore the body as a site of beauty and abjection.

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Diane Kitchen

Roots, Thorns (1992) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

Filmed on a return visit with the Ashaninka in the tropical forest of eastern Peru. Moving in close with the camera to people who still live with the land, cook over fires and raise their children in the forest. Earth, river, animals, weather. Forces of turmoil and of nature. Forces that surround the senses at all times. "The Peru films do not just give us the familiar thrill of a look at a (strange) way of life; rather...something quite amazing takes place: a kind of re-scaling of perception, so that the other space of the Ashaninka, while retaining its everydayness and relative indiscernibility, can for a moment be experienced on its own terms." --Ackbar Abbas, UC-Irvine "Mysterious, allusive, and yet also concrete, this is a work of poetry as much as of fact, opening up a new terrain for the documentary, a space of complex reflection where myth and current events flow into one another." --Dick Blau, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Sarah Sitzler

One With the Birthday Cake, The (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video edited from documentation of a performance relates the base objectification of the female body, self-victimization, neutrality, and ritual.

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Gary Adlestein

Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

A documentary (in the city symphony tradition begun by experimentalists in the 1920s) that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait--the first film to receive a production grant from the PA Council of the Arts--was shown at film venues (eg. MoMA's "What's Happening" series) and festivals throughout the country. As the years have passed, the makers of the documentary have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970s time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. (According to 2010 Census Bureau data on cities with a population of more than 65,000, Reading had the "largest share of its residents living in poverty, barely edging out Flint, Michigan." -- New York Times, 10/26/11). "So exotic and oozing with character, I forgot I was looking at my own culture. Unforgettable and beautifully bizarre." -- Mike Kuchar. "Very impressive--one of the best of its kind that I've seen." -- Bill Judson, Film Curator, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. "One of the most original and most interesting American independent feature-length films of 1975." Film Comment, May/June 1976.

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Colen Fitzgibbon

COLAB Compilation: Time Square Show Ads / X Magazine Benefit (1978-1980) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

COLAB Compilation by Coleen Fitzgibbon: TIMES SQUARE SHOW ADS, 1980, color, sound, 2:45 min. Three TV ads were created and paid for by Colab to announce its upcoming Times Square Show for the month of June, 1980 in a massage parlor building on W. 41st at 7th Avenue with over 150 artists involved. X MAGAZINE BENEFIT FILM, 1978, b/w, sound, 12 min. This film was made from the punk rock music benefit at 66 E. 4th St., NYC; with six bands donating proceeds for issues 2 & 3 of X Magazine by Colab. Three of the bands are recorded on the film: DNA, James Chance and the Contortions and Boris Policeband with one song each. Film by C. Fitzgibbon & Alan Moore 1978/2011.

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Suzan Al-Doghachi

Life Without Compromise (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists

This film is an intimate portrait of three women artists, living and working in New York City's East Village. The documentary takes you deep inside the creative process that propels these artists. Honest, bold and powerful they live a LIFE WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Theresa Byrnes is a painter and performance artist. Her performances are physical, visceral, and confronting. Barbara Monoian is a sculptor, fisherman and houses a museum in her small NYC apartment. Agni Zotis is a spiritual painter and host of a salon that includes internationally known and underground artists, poets, and musicians.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Toil of Three Cities/Liebesmueh (2012) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal

Music: Charlie Morrow, DJ Robeat, Matthew Lee Knowles, Virgil Segal, Brandstifter. Language: English with some translated German. Shot in New York, London and Berlin, this experimental documentary performance narrative is a tongue-in-cheek video fable that tells the tale of an artist struck by the extreme, sustained physical exertion of ordinary workmen. She seeks meaning in her own life by searching for the reasons behind their seeming enjoyment of "backbreaking work for the pleasure of others." She decides to practice yoga to strengthen her own body and open her heart, but feels inadequate to the task, so she sets out on a quest to find a guru-worker to tell her why they work so hard. Feeling guilty that her own heart is not so pure, she tries to avoid detection and arrest, but that inevitably happens. While in prison she meets 12 hard-working prostitutes who do manage to open her heart, then 4 little girls show us what is and is not valued as labor in contemporary society. By the end, the construction worker's words of wisdom provide a surprising insight that can only exist in Rosenthal's absurdist universe, which, of course, tells much about our own. Includes evocative, powerful original jazz and experimental music by Charlie Morrow and four other composers, additional text, video, audio and performance by DJ RoBeat, Super-8 footage by Bill Creston, and images from Rosenthal's extensive library. Premiered at Directors Lounge Internationall Film Festival, Berlin, Feb. 2012. LIMITED EDITION OF 30 SIGNED/NUMBERED

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Tom Jarmusch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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Tom Jarmusch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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Barbara Rosenthal

Bird Rescue (1997-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

"BIRD RESCUE" is a stationary camera recording made during 10 minutes of one day in 1997, when, while talking in their loft at 727 Avenue of the Americas, NY, artists Barbara Rosenthal and Bill Creston reallize that a bird, possibly an escaped domesticated parakeet, has gotten trapped between the chicken-wire enforced privacy-glassed panes of their fire-escape windows, and they try to rescue it. This video is PART ONE, in which they free the bird from between the panes, only to have it fly into the loft itself. Coming soon: PART TWO, in which Bill gently catches the creature, it plays dead, and then happily surprises them by flying out the window. Never shown when it was made, nor for over a decade thereafter, this video was premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Dead Heat (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical, structural

"DEAD HEAT" gets its title from "dead heat" meaning "tied race". In this video, the screen is split into 4 horizontal layers in which moving subjects (bird, horse, myself, ship) start together, then repeatedly traverse it at their own speeds, intermittently lapping, but starting and ending simultaneously on first and last frames. We all start and end in the same way -- birth and death -- but our "speeds," our lives, within that span are very different. Like almost all Barbara Rosenthal's work, it is formed over time from several inspirations that she records when first noticed or created, then later composited or issued when their relationships, and meanings, become apparent. The four segments were individually recorded by various video technologies in 1987, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Premiered during Barbara Rosenthal's solo mini-retrospective "33 Existential Videos", curated by Klaus Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge at Z-Bar Screening Room, Berlin, 2009. Reviewed by Clare Carswell in Flash Art Interntional, Oct. 2009. CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "DEAD HEAT": Since AIDS and Cancer have been picking off so many of my friends and relatives, I've noticed that although these issues are addressed in art politically, very little is really said in American art about death in a metaphoric way. This is an attempt to address that issue.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Fly Bus Into Finland (2007-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Languages: UNIMPORTANT OVERHEARD BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FINNISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. I shot the "FLY BUS (OUT OF RUSSIA) INTO FINLAND"footage, which you see in toto, with just a few bad frames cut from the beginning, and the last segment stretched in time so you can watch it better, on the bus from St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland in 2007. I'd had a big show of cartoon prints and books, and animation videos in Moscow, and then gone to the small village about 5 hours north by train where Dostoyevsky summered called Starya Russa. I'd wanted to relax for a few days there, and then another few days at another small village 2 hours farther north before going on the Puppet Theater and Hostel in St. Petersburg. But I was expelled from Starra Russa, under threat of arrest, because my papers were not in order, forced to give up my train tickets, my luggage taken from me and handed to the driver, as I was pushed onto a bus by the hotel concieriege. In St. Petersburg, $250 of backshish replaced my papers, which then allowed me to making this trip out of the country altogether. The journey was exemplified, I thought as I traveled, by this little creature accompanying me: both feeling we couldn't escape fast enough on our way to the free world. Premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010. LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED.

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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.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Society (1990-2008) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

"SOCIETY" is another example of a Barbara Rosenthal investigatory single fixed-camera short performance video inspired by an insight occurring from a real event in a real day. Here she sits at a desk with a lamp, a phone, and the Manhattan White Pages, reading all the entries under "Society", and thereby, through this list of how we group ourselves, with no commentary other than subtle vocal inflection, telling us so much about self, other selves, urban identity and humanity.

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Barbara Rosenthal

Helen Webster: Cancer and Self-Discovery (1981-2004) DVD NTSC, b/w, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, ethnic_multicultural, philosophical, science_medicine

"Few independents are courageous enough to let their subjects come across in the simple, direct way that was once video's hallmark. That's why it was so refreshing to discover "HELEN WEBSTER: CANCER AND SELF-DISCOVERY"], amid all the "televisionese" evident in this festival. Shot in black-and-white on half-inch portapak, Rosenthal has let a marvelously articulate woman speak to us without embarrassment, with considerable laughter and occasional perplexity, about what it is like to live 15 years with cancer--'half-bald, with one breast, and a bag strapped to one side of my abdomen.' With poems she's written and thoughts organized not to waste the viewer's time, Helen Webster is funny, moving and irresistible as she talks about sex, her fear of death, and thoughts about suicide." --Deirdre Boyle Sightlines. Award-winner when premiered at Global Village Documentary Festival, NYC, 1983.

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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."

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Richard Sandler

Radioactive City (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Pam Kray

Mushroom Seekers (2002-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

MUSHROOM SEEKERS is both documentary and diary of the filmmaker's introduction to wild mushrooms. The video journeys through the Czech Republic, where picking wild mushrooms is the "national pastime"; the United States, where the activity is unusual and somehow left to the experts; and Mexico, where a sacred practice is both protected from the view of the profane and yet commodified. This reflection on cultures and nature through the lens of mushroom picking looks to a "different kind of education". Ultimately, this video's walk through the woods is a journey of lives.

Su Friedrich

First Comes Love (1991) 16mm, BW, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family, Queer Bi Trans

First Comes Love consists of perfectly choreographed scenes of four wedding ceremonies accompanied by a complex medley of popular love songs. All seems to be going as it should until the couples reach the altar, when the celebratory atmosphere is interrupted for a surprising public service announcement. Then song and dance continues until the happy couples depart, leaving behind a dwindling crowd and a few altar boys who carefully sweep up the rice that blankets the pavement like snow.

Rental: $88.00
16mm Rental: $88.00

Hans Richter

Give Chance a Chance: A Portrait of Hans Richter (1973) DVD PAL, Color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Interview with artist-sculptor-filmmaker-surrealist Hans Richter -- his place in history and his pioneering work in several areas. Richter talks about his career -- which started at the beginning of the century -- early experiments with the movie camera, association with the world of the Surrealists, conflict with the National Socialists in Germany, the origins of Dada, and the evolution of his own style in painting, drawing and collage. Many films clips and examples of his graphic work illustrate his themes.

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Serge Bard

Fun and Games for Everyone (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Fun and Games (for Everyone): a pitch black and milky white film shot during one of Olivier Mosset's exhibition openings. A psychedelic game of improvisation joins the Zanzibar group with Salvador Dali, Barbet Schroeder and Jean Mascolo... the solarized image reminiscent of thick strokes of a paintbrush. - PHILIPPE AZOURY Bard, in this second film, again leaves the field open to an incessant coming and going of Parisians attending the opening of the minimalist painter Olivier Mosset and whose exhibition consisted of 10 paintings, all alike: white with black circles painted in their center. It's the revolution criticizing art and painting... and Serge criticizing cinema! - JACKIE RAYNAL (On Fun and Games) Light can become volumeless graphic expression and dehumanize the actors until their faces are absorbed erasing all detail and creating an attractive environment. - HENRI ALEKAN

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David Perlov

Diary (1973-1983) DVD PAL, color, 336 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

'May 1973, I buy a camera. I want to start filming, by myself and for myself. Professional cinema does no longer attract me. To look for something else. I want to approach the everyday. Above all in anonymity. It takes time to learn how to do it.' With these words, David Perlov starts his epic film Diary. Shot over a period of three decades, first on 16mm and later on video, it is considered today the most striking work in Israeli documentary filmmaking. - Ariel Schweitzer

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Jonas Mekas

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

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Marie Menken

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

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Willard Maas

Visions of Warhol (1964-1990) DVD PAL, B/W, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Visibles (1959-1972) DVD PAL, Color & B/W, 73 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: Science Friction (1959) 10 min, A la mode (1959) 7 min, Breathdeath (1963) 15 min, Poemfield No. 2 (1971) 6 min, Achoo Mr Kerrooschev (1960) 2 min, See Saw Seams (1965) 9 min, Panels for the Walls of the World (1967) 8 min, Oh (1968) 10 min, Symmetricks (1971) 6 min

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Jean-Jacques Lebel

Les Avatars de Venus (1993-2007) DVD PAL, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Les Avatars de Venus (2007) video 40 min Le Cow-boy et l'Indien de Alain Fleischer (1993) video 58 min Monument a Felix Guattari de Francois Pain (1994) video 90 min Le Visiteur de Alain Fleischer (1998) video 45 min Day Nine de Jonas Mekas (2007) video 8 min "The process leading to the making of the film-installation Les Avatars de Venus goes back thirty years to the thousands of images I began picking up - from news stands, bookshops, libraries, museums, flea markets as I traveled around the world. Finally, I collected a giant image-bank of different incarnations of Venus spreading across time and space, coming from all continents, all civilizations, all epochs." - Jean-Jacques Lebel

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Boris Lehman

Looking for My Birthplace (1990) DVD PAL, Color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee from Belgium during the German occupation, they had reached neutral Switzerland after a clandestine journey across France. Boris Lehman remembers nothing of all this. His parents are dead, all witnesses have disappeared. Armed with only a few documents and photographs found in a cardboard box, he wanders through Lausanne, searching for signs that would evoke his presence, his early life, the evidence of his very existence. But the city remains silent and remote. Boris Lehman: Films that say "I" "Does a first person cinema exist today? In a system of production inexorably modeled on the American standard, works that dare to be subjective, both in style and content, are growing scarce. In this simplistic context, the Belgian film-maker Boris Lehman seems a dinosaur of the 7th art." - Marcel Leiser

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Boris Lehman

Story of My Hair (On the Shortness of Life) (2011) DVD PAL, Color, 91 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The story of my hair can be told in two lines. My hair was long and black. It has turned white. It hasn't been cut since 1982, almost thirty years ago. Story of my Hair is a journey, both in space and in time. Anyone looking for truths, whether geographical, scientific or historical, will be disappointed. After looking at real events and real places the film very soon distances itself from them, preferring poetry and fiction. In his own fashion the auteur has combined the story of Samson and Delilah, the journey of those condemned to the death camps, the science of hair and a few thoughts about the meaning and fragility of life.

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Boris Lehman

Babel/Letter to My Friends Who Stayed in Belgium (1983-1991) DVD PAL, Color, 380 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: diary

Babel / Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium narrates the day-to-day existence of a filmmaker wandering through his city (Brussels) and who has a notion to follow in the footsteps of dramatist Antonin Artaud and visit the Tarahumara people of Mexico. This is a film about intimacy and friendship. Written in the first person, it places Boris and Brussels in the center of the universe, here represented by the crazy, vertiginous, endless spiral of the biblical Tower. It is Boris’s diary and self-portrait. He plays himself on screen (as do the cast of a hundred who also allowed themselves to be “Babelized”) Contains the entire film on 3 DVDs, the 160-page book and the poster.

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CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 6: Marcel Hanoun (1956-2003) DVD PAL, Color & B/W, 150 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

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Marcel Hanoun

Cinexperimentaux 6: Marcel Hanoun (1956-2003) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 150 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEXPERIMENTAUX Compilation DVD includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

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Stephane Marti

Cinexperimentaux 7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Cinexperimentaux 7 DVD includes: Cinex #7: Stephane Marti (2003-2005), video 17 min. 3 Films by Stephane Marti: Allegoria (1979) Super-8 14 min Diasparagmos (1980) Super-8 13 min. Mira Corpora (2004) Super-8 45 min.

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CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, Color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Cinexperimentaux 7 DVD includes: Cinex #7: Stephane Marti (2003-2005), video 17 min. 3 Films by Stephane Marti: Allegoria (1979) Super-8 14 min Diasparagmos (1980) Super-8 13 min. Mira Corpora (2004) Super-8 45 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 9: Stephen Dwoskin (1964-2010) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 114 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEX # 9 STEPHEN DWOSKIN (2006-2010) 59 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Un parcours - Coops et Festivals 10 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Trixi 7 min MAGGIE JENNINGS : Oblivion 7 min RACHEL GARFIELD : Travailler avec Stephen dwoskin 9 min 2 Films by STEPHEN DWOSKIN PHONE STRIP (2007) video 8 min NAISSANT (1964) b&w 14 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Steven Dwoskin

Cinexperimentaux 9: Stephen Dwoskin (1964-2010) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 114 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEX # 9 STEPHEN DWOSKIN (2006-2010) 59 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Un parcours - Coops et Festivals 10 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Trixi 7 min MAGGIE JENNINGS : Oblivion 7 min RACHEL GARFIELD : Travailler avec Stephen dwoskin 9 min 2 Films by STEPHEN DWOSKIN PHONE STRIP (2007) video 8 min NAISSANT (1964) b&w 14 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Patrick Bokanowski

Documentaires (1984-2003) DVD PAL, Color, 93 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: artists, psychology

LA PART DU HASARD (1984) 16mm 52 min LE REVE EVEILLE (2003) video 41 min This video edition brings together the only two documentaries directed to date by Patrick Bokanowski, filmmaker of the imaginary. For 35 years he has brought us a body of work rich in extraordinary characters inhabiting mental environments, on the edge between figurative and abstract art. But here, rather than weaving fantastic dreams, he presents in a direct and realistic style two striking personalities who themselves work to uncover the world of the imaginary and the world of dreams, the painter Henri Dimier, and the psychotherapist Colette Aboulker-Muscat.

DVD PAL Sale: $35.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #6: Marcel Hanoun (1956-2003) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 150 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #6: Marcel Hanoun (1956-2003) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 150 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #9: Stephen Dwoskin (1964-2010) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 114 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEX # 9 STEPHEN DWOSKIN (2006-2010) 59 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Un parcours - Coops et Festivals 10 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Trixi 7 min MAGGIE JENNINGS : Oblivion 7 min RACHEL GARFIELD : Travailler avec Stephen dwoskin 9 min 2 Films by STEPHEN DWOSKIN PHONE STRIP (2007) video 8 min NAISSANT (1964) b&w 14 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #9: Stephen Dwoskin (1964-2010) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 114 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

CINEX # 9 STEPHEN DWOSKIN (2006-2010) 59 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Un parcours - Coops et Festivals 10 min STEPHEN DWOSKIN : Trixi 7 min MAGGIE JENNINGS : Oblivion 7 min RACHEL GARFIELD : Travailler avec Stephen dwoskin 9 min 2 Films by STEPHEN DWOSKIN PHONE STRIP (2007) video 8 min NAISSANT (1964) b&w 14 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

Reminiszenzen aus Deutschland (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, personal diary journal

An attempt to provide an introduction to the Germany period of my life, from 1944 to October 1949. Using original photos from the period, taken by myself and my brother Adolfas, and film/video footage from 1971 and 1993, I revisit Elmshorm, Flensburg, Wiesbaden, Mainz and Kassel where I spent five years of my life -- first as a Forced Laborer in a war prisoners camp, and later as a Discplaced Person in displaced persons camps. The soundtrack consists of brief excerpts from my written diaries of that period, current reflections and passages from the writings of Wolfgang Borchert. - J.M.

Rental: $300.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

Jonas Mekas

Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 68 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, family, history, personal diary journal

A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It's a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man. - J.M.

DVD NTSC Rental: $300.00

Georges Salameh

Maesmak (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, found footage, history, personal, diary, journal, political & social activism, science & medicine

www.georgessalameh.wordpress.com/maesmak

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Gustavo Vinagre

Film for a Blind Poet (Filme Para Poeta Cego) (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, literary

Documentary about the life and work of one of the most important poet in the Brazilian literature, Glauco Mattoso: blind, masochist, foot fetishist and gay. In a poetic way, just as the work of its object, the film reveals the fine line between the high literature and vulgarity. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jonas Mekas

The Sixties Quartet (1990-1999) DVD PAL, Color, 129 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Four films by Jonas Mekas on DVD PAL INTERZONE. SCENES FROM THE LIFE Of ANDY WARHOL: FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERSECTIONS, 1990, 35 min Jonas Mekas is know for his rapid-fire diary films. His Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat. ZEFIRO TORNA OR SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGE MACIUNAs, 1992, 35 min Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.), George's wedding and footage I took of him in Boston hospital three days before he died. - J.M. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN, 1995, 24 min with JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John's birthday. - J.M. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1999, 35 min with JACKIE, CAROLINE AND JOHN KENNEDY JR I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. - J.M.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah the Villa (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

David Avallone interviews legendary reclusive film director Adolfas Mekas, at his villa in Tuscany. Wackiness ensues.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Beryl Sokoloff

MY MIRRORED HOPE (1963) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color , min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature, landscape_architecture

This iconic feature, MY MIRRORED HOPE, is a vibrant portrait of visionary artist Clarence Schmidt. The film intertwines views of Clarence Schmidt's fantastic house in Woodstock, NY, his sculptures and gardens with the man himself. Sokoloff portrays Clarence as a wizardly inhabitant of his magic world.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Melissa Friedling

Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, environment & nature, ethnic multicultural, family, films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture

Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY where a Bangladeshi family kept a thriving urban garden. In GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT, a brother and sister share their memories of that garden which was recently leveled in order to make a parking space for their father's livery car. Prompted by the filmmaker (and neighbor), they recall the year that the overhead lattice support for the garden was woven out of a 35mm motion picture film. Bits of the film that were left lying in the street after the garden was cut down for the winter were optically printed. On inspection, it turned out that the found film holding up the garden was the retro black urban teen movie, Roll Bounce (2005) - the plot of which hinges around the closing of the protagonists' local roller rink, The Gardens. In addition to their recollections of the found film in the garden, the kids disclose their preoccupations with You Tube, Selena Gomez, and Urdu-language children's songs. The combination of pop-cultural references along with the 'misused' found film is revealing of the profound and creative merging of cultural practices that transforms the contemporary immigrant experience.

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Phil Weisman

Three Films by Phil Weisman (2005-2012) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal/Diary/Journal

Klando- I began to think about Brakhage's opening paragraph for Metaphors on Vision and his notion of the untutored eye and although I could sympathize with sentiment, my experience with my own daughter Maddy seemed more concrete. Sometime after September 11, 2001, having been displaced and re-settled temporarily in a furnished apartment in Maplewood, New Jersey, Maddy began reading stories from picture books. At four, she knew how to read a few words but mostly made up stories from looking at pictures. This video is my portrait of her and more, which began in a small industrial city about twenty minutes from Prague, Kladno, early one summer in the year 2000. -Weisman The Fugitive Chef The deaths of the filmmaker Bob Fleischner, my childhood friend Jeff Tenzer and my father Marc Weisman in 1989 hastened an already made decision to leave the avant-garde art community and seek respite elsewhere. This resolution didn't alter my desire to work at filmmaking or even attempt, occasionally, to alter its known forms; it simply restated it within a different context. The Fugitive Chef is a fractured and layered personal documentary shot mostly in Brooklyn and at the MacDowell Art Colony. Contributors to this film incldue filmmaker Bob Fleishner, poet Julia Kasdorf, painter Sarah McCoubrey, actor Scotty Snyder and filmmaker/performance artist Stuart Sherman. -Weisman Our Trembling Way Unlike one trend today in experimental film, it does not go about its work distilling or deconstructing. Rather it sets its sights on encompassing several interacting stories and visual tropes at once, including a man's trip to a hospital and a woman's trip to the movies, and blends them in celebration of cinema from both a narrative and non-narrative point of view. Utilizing found and originally recorded footage from both film and video sources, this film offers it's audience an opportunity to consider, in a mildly ironic manner, what it is to be mortal on this planet, as well as what it is to be both an observer and the observed. It is a lyrical tone poem, a fictional short story and a dance film and video light and shadow re-interpreted as a digital moving picture. -Stephen Anker, Dean, California Institute of the Arts

DVD NTSC Rental: $$50 individual, $100 institutional

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

Josephine Ahnelt

Tic Tac (2011) DVD NTSC, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children and youth, hand processed, landscape and architecture

"Tic Tac is a zigzagging parkour move in which the runner pushes off from a surface to jump over obstacles or climb tight spaces between buildings. However, not much of the eponymous technique can be seen in young filmmaker Josephine Ahnelt's work: The movement takes place in the protagonists' faces. Tic Tac examines in microscopic detail the psychological processes that play out while a group of young parkour traceurs do their thing. The camera focuses on their facial expressions and gestures, their anxiety and nervousness, and also their pleasure and pain.

Ahnelt, a former pupil of Friedl Kubelka, works with a representational process in which the internal field of tension is reflected in the external field of tension and the ledges and concrete slabs that must be surmounted. The former entails the testing of one's own competitive ability and performance and how they are put to use. The film also reflects in this intermediate space on the representational process' social aspects: The activity itself, which is meant to be observed, is left out, and instead the gaze is directed at this more or less enthusiastic desire.

The scratches on the grainy Super 8 film stock evoke vague memories of a time filled with friction. The film's visual grammar combines with reminiscences of a transitional phase for which terms such as "coming of age" are employed to describe dramatic structure in film. The absence of sound underlines the impression of distance. Ahnelt's black-and-white work is a timeless description of a state of being. In the shooting process, the film, which was edited in the camera, also reflects the fleeting nature and unpredictability of the states it portrays." -Angelika Unterholzner

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

16mm Sale: $Price on Demand

Josephine Ahnelt

Water from Grain (2013) DVD NTSC, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, hand processed

The poetry of Water from Grain grows out of an apparent contradiction stemming from its seeming timelessness while it plays out on the clearly recognizable outskirts of Vienna in the years of 2011 and 2012. Josephine Ahnelt accompanies two youths, a boy and a girl, with her Super-8 camera. Her main interest is focused upon the woman, her subtle beauty and her shapely form. Black and white and silent, the film focuses upon the visual impact of fleeting moments employing lighting, facial expression and gesture rather than dialogue to conjure its atmosphere. The footage was hand processed and is hence blemished, the resulting impurities obscuring and transcending certain scenes.

The first chapter unfolds at an airport. There where the longing for far away places and the other provides the stuff of fantasy the protagonists lean against the railing of a parking garage and gaze downwards, they pursue each other in a game of catch and the young woman poses in the shadow play of the concrete desert. She seems older than the young man, more thoughtful and closer to adulthood. Both seem to use this anonymous place of transit as a location for their freedom and curiosity, as a space for unsupervised movement. In the meantime, three other young people take happy and affectionate leave of a fourth person. They are older and have reason to be at the airport. The third chapter of the film also takes place in a public space, a small park that serves as a good meeting place for the two youths and their friends. Their physical enactment of tussling and necking are expressions of boredom as well as a youthful discovery of sensuality.

Where does the trip of life lead? As viewers we know nothing about the protagonists, everything is a matter of projection and guessing: But it is precisely in this indirect, lyrical, documentary-like form that a voyeuristic enthusiasm for stories beyond pure representation finds nourishment. -Brigitta Burger-Utzer

Rental: $60
DVD NTSC Rental: $60

Vera Neubauer

Patrick (2011) DVD_PAL, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, environment & nature, political/social activism

An adolescent is given advice on how to live by the Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne.

Rental: $30
DVD PAL 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 Dragon and the Fly (1997) DVD_PAL, b&w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, lanscape & architecture, political/social activism

The Dragon is the sulphur drenched Port Talbot in South Wales. The steel works come to life by night, when the refinery gushes out its fiery tongue. This breath-taking spectacle is watched by a fly slowly dying on a windowsill.

Rental: $30
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

Richard Myers

Marjory's diary (2003 ) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Edited by Kirk Yunke
Narrated by Pat Myers
Photo s enhanced by Henry Halem, editing assistance on the diaries by Sandy Perlman
A portrait of the filmmaker's 94 year old Mother based on the diaries she kept from 1924 - 1948. Marjory was an avid movie goer and the video includes stills from more than 150 movies she saw between 1924 and 1948. These movies related to the tenor of the times, and in many cases, to the tenor of her personal life. Early photos of Marjory are inter-cut with images of her from Myer's artier films.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Vera Neubauer

Live TV (1993) DVD_PAL, Color , 1 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Political/social activism

How our lives become entangled in media, and media becomes part of our lives.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Passing-On (1988) DVD_PAL, color , 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic_Multicultural , Political/social activism, Spiritual/mystical

'Passing on' is a poetic observation of different attitudes towards aging, dying, death and the beyond by different races and cultures.

DVD PAL Rental: $120

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

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

Jon Jost

Godard 1980 (1980) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: films about film, political/social activism

"The famous French film director Jean-Luc Godard is interviewed by British film theorist Peter Wollen and the editor of Framework Don Ranveaud. He talks of the developments in his work, the change in style epitomized by his most recent film, Sauve Qui Peut, his work with Francis Ford Coppola and the relations between his previous films and the new one. He also discusses his radical method of scriptwriting and the critical responses to his latest film." -Melbourne International Film Festival

Rental: $60
16mm Rental: $60

James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Sleep in a Nest of Flames (1994-2000) DVD NTSC, color, 118 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography and Autobiography , History , Literature & Theater, Personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

A poet of the poet, filmmaker, editor, and avant-gardism Charles Henri Ford.

"[This] glimpse of a close-knit, trans-Atlantic salon elite morphing over several decades is absorbing for the links revealed between each modernist epoch. Wealth of archived materials on tap (not least Ford's own portrait photography) makes near-mythic cultural figures and events seem teasingly immediate. Especially intriguing is an extended section about the elaborate 'Paper Ball' Tschelitchew devised for a Hartford, Conn., museum in 1936, as it suggests multimedia 'happenings' were hardly a 1960s invention." -Variety

"A superb film, filled with witty glimpses of the illustrious..." -LA Times

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James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Our New Family (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children_Youth, family , personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

What is the definition of a contemporary family? Who make the best parents? what are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will these affect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? These questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogacy and family building ultimately ending in their twin sons. The specific history that lead to this desirefor family is explored through the filmmakers' life experience and the viewer is offered a window onto the changing social mores of the last half century.

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Liz Roberts

Collection - Three 16mm Films (1995-96) 16mm , Color and Black and White , min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body, philosophical

- A List of Things that Makes the Heart Beat Faster - Cicatrix - Useless Seething

DVD NTSC Rental: $50

Liz Roberts

Cicatrix (1995 ) 16mm , Black and White , min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography and Autobiography , Body , Family

A cicatrix is a scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.

16mm Rental: $30
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Amanda L. Katz

I Still Live Here (A Self-Portrait) (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography and autobiography, personal, diary, journal

Street cinematography and moving portraits of close friends combine to create a reflection of the filmmaker herself. -ALK

Rental: $60
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Amanda L. Katz

Summer *steph chin in the summer (2012) DVD NTSC, b&w, 4.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal

Shot in black and white super-8 film, the short loosely follows one Chinese American girl as she finds her way down to Chinatown in New York City. The girl has an obvious relationship with the camerawoman, and both the girl and the camerawoman float in and out of the frame as images of the street life in Chinatown take precedence. There is a sense of adventure but mostly nostalgia. The loose narrative is interrupted by a scene of a mango being sliced open. The music begins again and so do the images of Chinatown. At the end of the film, we see the Chinese American girl again, but this time she is indoors and packing. The music gets heavier and then the film cuts out. -ALK

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Lynne Sachs

Your Day is My Night (2013) DVD, HD Cam, Blu-Ray, color, 65 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, ethnic/multicultural, hand processed, history, landscape and architecture, theatre, music

In Chinese, English & Spanish with English Subtitles. Music by Stephen Vitiello. Camera by Sean Hanley and Ethan Mass. Featuring: Yi Chun Cao, Linda Y.H. Chan, Chung Qing Che, Ellen Ho, Yun Xiu Huang, Sheut Hing Lee, Kam Yin Tsui, & Veraalba Santa.

Synopsis: Blending autobiographical monologues, intimate conversations, and staged performances, Lynne Sachs' Your Day Is My Night documents the lives of Chinese immigrants sharing a 'shift-bed' apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, offering a deeply felt portrait of the Asian-American immigrant experience. Initially documented in Jacob Riis' late 19th century photographs, a shift-bed is a bed that is shared or rented by people who are neither in the same family nor in a relationship. Since the advent of tenement housing in the Lower East Side, working class people have shared beds, making such spaces a definable and fundamental part of immigrant life. Over a century later, the shift-bed remains a necessity for many, triggered by socio-economic barriers embedded within the urban experience. In this captivating hybrid documentary, seven characters ranging in age from 58 to 78 play themselves and recount real experiences from their lives. Retired seamstresses Ellen Ho and Sheut Hing Lee recall growing up in China during the turmoil of the 1950s when their families faced violence and separation under Chairman Maoʼs revolutionary yet authoritarian regime. Yun Xiu Huang, a nightclub owner from Fujian province, reveals his journey to the United States through the "snakehead" system, a complex underground economy of human smuggling. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals a collective history of Chinese immigrants in the United States. Through it all, Your Day is My Night addresses issues around privacy, intimacy, otherness, belonging and the urban experience via the basic human need of a place to sleep.

PRESS "A strikingly handsome, meditative work: a mixture of reportage, dreams, memories and playacting, which immerses you in an entire world that you might unknowingly pass on the corner of Hester Street, unable to guess what's behind the fifth-floor windows." -The Nation
"Beautifully blending anecdotes, evocative audio textures, and an ensemble of elderly immigrant performers/participants, Your Day is My Night is sumptuous and exploratory, bringing us a Chinatown we have never seen before in film." -San Diego Asian Film Festival
"Using beds as a metaphor for privacy, intimacy and power, the film explores intercultural and trans-historical dialogue." -The Washington Post
"Director Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night shines a light on a little documented sub-culture in New York's Chinatown, chronicling immigrants who live communally in buildings where there's a shift-bed system. One person returns from a stint of overnight work to sleep in a bed just vacated by another person off to their day job. The form of this documentary is as compelling as its content. It is a beautiful collage of different media and music intricately edited together with the often emotional testimony of the immigrants." -BBC
"New York's Chinatown, a place as much spectral as real, flickers and flares into life in this singular hybrid of documentary, performance piece and cine-monologue. Seven working-class, immigrant residents of a shift-bed apartment play versions of themselves, recalling violent upheavals, long journeys and endless yearnings." -Sight and Sound "Moving and Profound." -Michael Moore

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS * Winner, Best Feature Documentary, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Feature Film, Workers Unite! Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Experimental Film, Traverse City Film Festival, 2013 * 2nd Prize, Documentary Feature, Athens Film Festival, 2013 * Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, 2013 * Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2013 * Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013 * Images Film Festival, Toronto, 2013 * Festival del Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito, Ecuador, 2014.

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Abraham Ravett

Piyut I-V (2009 - 2012) color and b&w, 96 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, diary

Compilation DVD

Notes For A Polish Jew (2012) 8 min, 16mm, silent.
If his father had lived beyond the age of seventy-four, the following may have been the cinematic response to the city where in 1944, he last saw his family. Filmed in the mid-1980s, Lodz, Poland. Constructed in 2012, Florence, MA. USA.

From Prague to Poland (2010) 15 min, DVD, sound.
Sixty years after his familys departure from Poland, the filmmaker returns to the city where he was born.

What My Father Would Have Seen In Poland (2010) 54 min, DVD, sound.
A contemporary, on-line archive of Polish amateur films made between the 1950s - 1980s, provides an opportunity to reflect on stories of survival and attempts at reconciliation.

non-Aryan (2009) 12 min, silent, color, 16mm.
A recent article in the NYT revealed that during the 1930s and 1940s administrators at Columbia University restricted the hiring of refugee, Jewish medical doctors by severely limited the number of "non-Aryans" on their staff. Inspired by that revelation, the following is a cinematic tribute, a portrait of another "non-Aryan" who was not a physician and arrived in the USA in 1955.

Trepches (2009) 7 min, silent, beta.
In the process of making "The March" (1999), my mother spoke about the wooden shoes she and other inmates wore n their forced march out of Auschwitz. She called them "trephes." Utilizing one of the optically printed segments from "The March," I've re-visited that filmmaking experience and our exchange.

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Abraham Ravett

After the Unveiiling (1981) , 129 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

After the Unveiling is a film about change. It is a personal documentary done in diary format of my mothers life immediately following my fathers death. It begins with cultural rites proceeding death, that of sitting "shive," and goes on to record the many daily acts my mother once shared with her husband and now must face alone. Delineated, is the integral place that my mothers religion and culture holds for her, the inevitable influence it has on me, and the resulting conflict that is created for my mother and myself by me selecting a mate from a different religious background.

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Abraham Ravett

Everything's For You (1989) color and b&w, 58 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Everythings For You reflects the filmmakers relationship with his deceased father, a man who survived both the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. The film utilizes a combination of previously shot material (1974-78) family photographs, archival footage, optically printed current footage, cell animation sequences, and computer graphics to create a mosaic, a meditation on filial relationships. Dialogue is in both Yiddish and English.

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Abraham Ravett

Short Films Volume II (1984-2003) color, 81 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, diary

Compilation DVD.

Zegers Note (1984), 17 min, color, 16mm

A Calming Breeze (1984) 17 min, color, SILENT, 16mm

Toncia (1986) 13 min, color, sound, 16mm

And Then... (2002) 6 min, color and b&w, SILENT, 16 mm

Sunday Paper (2003) 11 min, color, sound, DV

Mizuko (2002) 9 min, color, sound, DV

The Visit (2003) 8 min, color, SILENT, 16mm

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Abraham Ravett

Three Films (1985-1999) color and b&w, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history, diary

Compilation DVD

Half Sister (1985) 22 min, color, sound, 16mm.
A recently discovered photograph of my half sister, who was killed in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz, inspires the imagination to conceive a life that would have been.

In Memory (1933) 13 min, B&W, sound, 16mm
In Memory, is a tribute, a projected memorial to members of my family and all those who died under Nazi occupation.

The March (1999) 25 min, color & B&W, sound, 16mm
Utilizing a series of conversation conducted over a thirteen-year period between the filmmaker and his mother, The March, details Fela Ravett's recollections of the 1945 Death March from Auschwitz.

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Abraham Ravett

Two Films (1988 - 1998) , 77 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Compilation DVD.

The Balcony (1988) 48 min, black & white, SILENT, 16mm.
The lives of people are observed within the confines of one, twenty-two story high rise apartment complex and its adjacent courtyard. Shot over a period of fifteen months and from one vantage point, THE BALCONY speculates on the evanescence of all our lives.

The Boardwalk (1998) 29 min, black & white, SILENT, 16mm.
The Brighton Beach-Coney Island boardwalk is a long, winding, ocean front walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Photographed over a three year period, the landscape rendered reflects the seasonal changes, daily activities, and the filmmaker's projected future.

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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

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Amanda L. Katz

As You Pass By (2014) Digital, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

in collaboration with Georg Anthony Svatek

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

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Qi You

Tang Er Duo (2013) DVD, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, family

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Rental: $30

Georg Anthony Svatek

St. Cecilia (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2:42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

Portrait of an abandoned catholic school in Brooklyn, NY guided by the temperature of light changing throughout the course of one day.

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Georg Anthony Svatek

Looper (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3:36 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family, found footage, music, personal / diary / journal

LOOPER is an archival Easter egg hunt spanning over 33 years and 6047 miles. The connecting element between 16mm footage shot in Long Beach, CA and Super 8mm material shot in Salzburg, Austria is the little girl and grown women - my mother.

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Lary 7

Not Junk Yet: The Art of Lary 7 (2014) DVD PAL, color, 80 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography

Director: Danielle de Picciotto
Production & Sound: Alexander Hacke
Editing: Sylvia Steinhauser

**Special edition DVD featuring one of Lary 7's unique 5x7" black and white silver photographic prints, signed by the artist. Limited edition of 4.**

A film about New York musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound artist, filmmaker and photographer Lary 7.

Lary 7 - founder of the Plastikville Records label and studio, student of Tony Conrad, Paul Sharits and Hollis Frampton, and a perennial figure of the New York music scene since the early 1980s - is finally seen, heard and celebrated as never before in this film exploration of his important work.

The immense wit and pure outrageousness of Lary 7's presentations and performances makes each one an unpredictable, sometimes strange event, often with an atmosphere of deliberate absurdity, and where audience expectations are tweaked and toyed with.

Lary 7 has collaborated with countless music icons for more than three decades: Michael Gira, Tom Verlaine, Jarboe, Foetus, Tony Conrad, Alexander Hacke, Larry Mullins, Dorit Chrysler, Jacob Kirkegaard, Ken Montgomery, Michael Evans and Gordon Monahan.

Featuring Interviews with: Lary 7, Tony Conrad, Fabio Roberti, Bill Bronson, Michael Evans, Jarboe, Lydia Lunch, Jim Sclavunos, D. Sparks, Matthew Barney, Jim Thirlwell, Gary Ray, Jimi Tenor, Alexander Hacke, Bradley Eros, Gordon Monahan, Laura Kikauka, Dorit Chrysler, Larry Mullins, Jutta Koether.

“NOT JUNK YET - The Art of Lary 7 features never-before-seen interviews, performances, collaborations and conversations with Lary 7 and his fellow artists on the New York art & music scenes, giving us an intimate glimpse into the modus operandi, working concepts and sound and image experimentations of a man who has survived independent of the music industry for decades - influencing and inspiring all that have met him.” -Vance Whitestone & Jim Sharpe, New York City, 2014

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Simon J. Heath

Ten Talk New York (2014) DVD or Digital Download, b&w, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , history, personal/diary/journal, political/social activism, queer/bi/trans

Ten men and ten women talk New York - all about sex, death, love and the city

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Su Friedrich

Damned If You Don't (1987) BW, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Queer Bi Trans

Script, direction, camera, editing, and sound editing by Su Friedrich. Script consulting and set decoration by Cathy Quinlan. Production managing by Peggy Ahwesh. Produced by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the DAAD. "Damned If You Don't is a real prize. Beautifully shot in black and white, it blends conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voicovers to create an intimate study of sexual expression and repression. It begins with footage from a stylish old potboiler about an isolated convent, whose tale of passions leashed and unleashed provides the leitmotif for a young lesbian who watches it and the lonely nun she pursues and seduces. As the two women's lives come closer to joining, voiceovers from the biography of a 16th century lesbian nun and the reminiscences of a woman's closeted romances at a Catholic school flesh out the theme. When the two women finally meet and make love, the woman's careful unwrapping of the nun's complicated prison of clothing is both foreplay and liberating metaphor. The film is as hypnotic as a dream." -Andrew Rasanen, BAY WINDOWS Selected Film Festival Screenings and Awards: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 1990 Athens Film Festival BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE FILM, 1988 Atlanta Film Festival 1989 Whitney Biennial, NY; 10eme Festivale Internationale des Filmes des Femmes, Creteil, France; Festival of Festivals, Toronto; Flaherty Film Festival, NY; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Virginia Festival of American Film, Charlottesville; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan; Third International Festival of Films by Women, Montreal; "Filmmor" Women's Film Festival, Turkey Cast The Nun: Peggy Healey The Other Woman: Ela Troyano Voiceovers by Makea McDonald, Martina Siebert and Cathy Quinlan

Rental: $164.00
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Jim Hubbard

United In Anger: A History of ACT UP (2014) DVD_NTSC, Blu-Ray, color, 93 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography , history, political & social activitism , science & medicine

UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP combines startling archival footage that puts you on the ground with the activists and remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective - how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each others lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half-dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced that U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis, while revealing the group's complex culture - meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.

Rental: $275.00
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Tania Ferrier

Talkback (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 88 / 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, ethnic & multicultural , found footage, history, political & social activitism

TALKBACK by Tania Ferrier. Les Morgan. Laura Mitchell (15min excerpt from video collage) is a hybrid arts installation that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. The main exhibit is a video collage titled TALKBACK that features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change

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Tania Ferrier

Angry Underwear (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 2:19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, found footage, political & social activitism

ANGRY UNDERWEAR (2 min trailer) featuring Tania Ferrier and an archive of her unique hand painted, in your face, underwear from the early nineties in NYC.

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Harriet McKern

Dear Harriet (2014) DVD_NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Against the backdrop of the harbor an unidentified adoptee reads below the surface of a letter from her birth mother.

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Tania Ferrier

The Last Resort (2011) DVD NTSC, color , 53:53 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, ethnic & multicultural , history, architecture, political & social activism

The Last Resort is a diary like edit of video documentation & interviews, by Tania Ferrier & Carmelo Musca (CM Films) during the making of The Quod Project in 2010. It is not a film in a narrative sense but rather a sequence of shots, edited for a gallery context, so that an audience can engage with any part of the video installation.

The first part of The Quod Project required building a set of a bedroom as it looks today at the Rottnest Resort. Based on research, we duplicated the appearance of the current day plastered white washed walls & Mediterranean decor that does its job of hiding history. We used a mirror as a framing device & took photographs of friends dressed as unwitting tourists to interpret the present use of the space. For legal reasons we have not used any actual documentation of the resort.

The bedroom set was then converted to the cell set, located in the artists back garden studio in South Fremantle. The set was based on research of the Rottnest Quod Prison cell spatial dimensions & appearance between 1864 & 1903. There is no existing cell space left at the Rottnest Quod today. The cell became the backdrop for a series of photographs of Cedric Jacobs & Noel Nannup, Aboriginal representatives for Wadjemup/ Rottnest, who acted as prisoners for a series of photographs. The mirror frame was used in reverse, showing the past through a hole in the wall; a hole in the holiday history of The Rottnest Quod.

The Last Resort video installation begins with interviews of the artist, Tania Ferrier, & other participants involved in building the project. Following on, several neighbours are asked to lie down in the set to get a sense for the cramped conditions the Aboriginal men experienced, gaoled seven men per 2m x 3m cell; like sardines.

An interview with eminent Western Australian historian, Dr. Neville Green, provides important information on the history of the Rottnest Quod Prison & the state wide, colonial frontier solution of removing Aboriginal men from their land to Rottnest Island.

The voices of random party guests are heard who unwittingly encounter the cell .They are asked to say what they know, if anything, about the history of the Rottnest Quod. Later Aboriginal Elders are interviewed after the cell set has been aged. Cedric and Noel channel the past and speak from their perspective on the current day use of the Quod as a tourist resort.

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Symbiosis Films

Our New Family (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children / youth, family, personal/diary/journal

What is the definition of family? Who makes the best parents? What are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will those effect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? Those questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogency and family building in the feature documentary film, OUR NEW FAMILY.

Ultimately culminating in their twin sons, the specific history that lead to this desire for family is explored through the filmmakers' lives and a view is offered on to the changing social mores over the last half century. Gay marriage and parenting are examined as well as the challenging of specific environment of Dallas, Texas and New York City. Interviews include: Dennis Coleman, Executive Director of Equality and Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council. Stuart Miller, C.E.O of Growing Generations are interviewed as are the surrogate mother and egg donor. A wide swath of the history of the last fifty years is seen through the eyes of the filmmakers and the present of a new kind of family give a specific report on where we are today.

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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.

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Ann Deborah Levy

Rain Painting (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , landscape & architecture

Rain striking car windows 'paints' the landscape beyond, re-imagining it in a variety of moods, colors, and abstract patterns. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed through the window, rain patterns on the glass, and the interior of the car. The first two realities become visible as a result of where the camera is focused, the third when parts of the interior are seen and when the rain quiets and sounds made inside are heard.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Spectator(s) (2014) , 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, history, landscape & architecture

Caught by another "spectator's" camera, visitors observe, enjoy, or ignore their surroundings - one of the worlds most infamous, yet beloved structures. The camera shows us odd angles and what is not usually revealed. Meanwhile, the memory of spectators of antiquity and what they witnessed casts a shadow. In this hybrid-documentary a soundtrack of location recordings augmented by scripted voices recreates the cacophony of languages heard and allows the sounds of the modern city outside to intrude.

Rental: $50

Devon Narine-Singh

St. George (2015) color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: films about film, personal/diary/journal

A combination of video essay and verite filmmaking that tells a story of one man's journey through war, politics and life.

Rental: $30

Ann Deborah Levy

Waterscape: illusions (2007) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

In this self-reflexive film, Ann Deborah Levy's camera captures compelling images of a mysterious wilderness lake and its elegant swans. The water serves as a canvas on which upside-down reflections of trees, clouds, and colors in the landscape are acted upon by wind and light to make an ever-changing painting. Against these images and painted illustrations, a woman making a film on swans serves as the focus for an exploration of perceptions of reality as filtered through the human mind in science, mythology, art, and documentary filmmaking; a meditation on illusion and reality. Off-screen voices personify the woman's thoughts as she shoots her film and researches and shapes her script: the filmmaker reads from her shooting diary; young girls recount swan myths; a scholar discusses swan symbolism; and supposed 'experts' from across history debate whether swans really sing or not before they die. These distinct yet thematically related scenarios interweave throughout, but never intersect. They float like elements in a dream for the viewer to connect and interpret later on.

Rental: $$195

Lynne Sachs

Viva and Felix Growing Up (2015) DVD or Quicktime, b&w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: personal/diary/journal

For the first three years of her twin niece's and nephew's lives, Lynne Sachs used her 16mm Bolex camera to film them growing up in New York City with two dads and a mom. The film ends with a Gay Pride Day embrace.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

COYOTE (1997) DVD NTSC, color, 17:07 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural

COYOTE is an invocation of the many shady, shifting forms of Coyote, wide dog, Trickster, and smuggler, told in a style that mimics his multifarious shape. COYOTE abandons unified visual style. The narrative is fractured, a blend of documentary and fiction, contradictory voices, myths, and lies. Through a discontinuity between images, between image and text, between textual voices; through a clash of human and non-human voices, fixed meaning is undermined. Contradiction, displacement and disruption force the viewer's participation. Text and image drift in and out of moments of relative, subjective synchronicity. A reading ascribed to a given image will dissolve with the change of accompanying text. As meaning becomes contingent on viewer and context, authorship shifts from video-maker to collective process. COYOTE is an accumulated cacophony of evidence fragments where meanings coagulate in the resonant harmonics of the various voices.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

In the Streets (1975-2009) DVD NTSC, color, 5:40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, landscape and architecture

Fourth of July passions in NYC. Chinatown & Little Italy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

Suite of Summer Evenings (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, landscape and architecture

In lyric, observational from, Suite of Summer Evenings conjures a landscape of languid yet energized evenings, carnival night with the coughing cars of dirt track auto racing in rural upstate New York. Crafted as a suite of four distinct movements, the piece is redolent of tones and moods. Immersed in ambient landscape, sound and image are symbiotic, each sense massaged with timber and textures, evoking a place that is simultaneously mythic and quotidian; a renowned composer Earl Howard, using natural crowd and track recordings, caress and drive the images. Suite of Summer Evenings has screened in VideoEx, Zurich; The Strange Beauty Film Festival; Experiments in Cinema V4.2; The Iowa International Documentary Film Festival; and at Mass. Art Film Society.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

Tramontana (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8:23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Lyric dance poem to extol and embrace the Tramontana winds of northern Spain. Increasingly, with my own work, I'm as interested in sound and acoustic temporality as I am in light and visual textures. Tramontana is meant as an equivalent of wind... a gusting, rattling, ebbing, fluctuating event. The layered tracks of stochastic sounds push against the images. Sound and image, on a-synchronous, arrhythmic paths, make Later, things start to settle. Robert Harris, camera, edit, sound mix Earl Howard, sound design (please play sound with robust amplitude through the best possible speakers)

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Larry Cwik

8 New Short Films (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, political & social activitism, psychology & mental health, spiritual & mystical

Reception 2:27

Perception 1:06

Conjunction of the Senses (La Conjunction De Les Sentidos) 2:36

The News 4:44

La Fois (The Times) 3:54

The Far North, Portrait of the Arctic 4:32

The Mystery 2:25

Neurosis 4:21

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75

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

Tobe Carey

Deep Water - Building the Catskill Water System (2001 - 2005) DVD, color, 45 + extras min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

The building of the Catskill Water System is the tale of heroism and heartbreak, political maneuvering, lost villages, brilliant engineering and a power struggle between New York City and the Catskills. Completed in stages between 1915 and 1925, the Ashokan and Schoharie Reservoirs were built by thousands of stone cutters, bridge builders, railroad workers, tunnel diggers and mule drivers.

It is the story of a city desperate for pure water and the reluctant rural area that was forced to provide it.

Today, the Watershed provides billions of gallons of pure water to New York City. In the time when the world faces sever water shortages, the Catskill system remains on of the most successful water projects of our time.

Hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films and interviews with historians and residents make Deep Water a compelling and moving documentary. Deep Water has been enjoyed by thousands of viewers as the classic film about water for NY City.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Rails to the Catskills (2014) DVD, color, 95 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLSis a history dynamic railroad industry in the Catskills of New York State. Catskill railroads have roots in the canals of the 1820's and the post Civil War railroad boom.

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS explores: - For Love of Trains
- Before Railroads - The D&H Canal
- Canajoharie & Catskill Railroad
- New York, Ontario & Western Railway
- Electric Trolleys
- Ulster & Delaware Railroad
- Catskill Mountain Railway / Otis Elevating Railway
- Wallkill Valley Railroad
- West Shore Railroad
- Delaware & Ulster Railroad
- Catskill Mountain Railroad
- Rails & Trails Conflict

RAILS TO THE CATSKILLS uses original footage contemporary and vintage photographs, postcards, rare films, railfan-movies, newspapers and historic archives. Music is by Dick Staber and Paul Lounsbury. The film includes historians Eugene Dauner, Dale Flansburg, Robert Hains, John M. Ham, William Helmer, Evan Jennings and Bob Mohowski.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around (2010) DVD, color, 80 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

There isn't much left of the once-grand Catskill Mountain House. The lavish resort hotel was perched on a precarious ledge in Green County for over a century. During its 19th-century heyday, the hotel embodies the peak of luxury for a generation of the rich and famous. But like many resort hotels of the Catskill' glittering past, the Mountain House fell into disuse in the 20th cenry and was finally destroyed by the state of New York in 1963 to return its scenic overlook to wilderness.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

School Board Blues (2004) DVD, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal, political & social activitism

The Onteora mascot struggle quickly became a national story with coverage in Newsweek Magazine as well as the New York Times. It was featured on CNN, in newspapers from coast to coast, and in articles on the internet - while the filmmakers found themselves right in the middle of it all. There are more than 14,000 school boards in the United States, and they are often called the heart of American democracy.

Co-producer, Meg Carey, was elected to the Onteora Board of Education in 1998. She anticipated a three-year term working to improve student achievement. Her husband, Tobe Carey, was videotaping the board meeting for local libraries and showings on public access TV when the Indian mascot fight broke out. For three years, Carey continued to record district events including the chaotic school board meetings, the politics surrounding the mascot issue and the community turmoil that followed.

During this time, anti-Semitic hate articles appeared on the internet, physical threats were made, an election-night shoving match occurred, tires were punctured, and an intense political struggle consumed the school board and the district. School Board Blues reveals all this and more in a local story with important national implications.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 / with study guide

Tobe Carey

Sweet Violets (2012) DVD, , 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: environment & nature, history

In the Gilded Age and beyond, high fashion decreed that violets were the flower of choice for Valentine's Day, Easter and a fragrant corsage. At its height, in the years before World War I, Rhinebeck, New York, growers shipped millions of sweet violets (viola odorata) the New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and beyond.

Sweet Violets explores the mythology and history surrounding violets through the use of Greek poetry, Native American tales and stories of historical figures like Napoleon and and Frederic Chopin. A clinical herbalist introduces and explains the medicinal and culinary properties of cultivated and wild violets.

Sweet Violets includes vintage photographs and postcards, rare film footage, 19th century music and literature. All these, plus interviews with historians and commercial growers, tell the neglected story of sweet violets and their effort on a small Hudson Valley town.

Rental: $70

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

FLAGS:Post 9/11 (2003) color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Flags everywhere after 9/11. A sea of patriotic overkill in red white and blue.

Rental: $30

Tobe Carey

Father Francis - Woodstock's Hippie Priest (1975) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, philosophical

Known as Woodstock's Hippie Priest, the inclusive message of Father Francis' Mountain church resonated with Woodstock's young people arriving in the wake of the Woodstock Festival and the music revolution of the 70's. This is a rare up-close look at the late Father Francis. Produced with Woodstock Community Video.

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Two Woodstock Hippie Films (1970-1975) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, personal/diary/journal

From the archives of the late 1960's and early 1970's comes this period piece. A combination of two 16mm experimental films, "The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution", and "Family Astrology".

The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution - 13 minutes, 1970
This program provides an intimate glimpse into communal ways and ritual at the height of the counter culture. Includes cameo appearances by Abbie Hoffman and Paul Krassner of Yippie! fame.

Family Astrology - 34 minutes, 1975
A look at hippie family life at its fullest through a lens of astrology. Life with chickens, music and much more.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Stanley's House (2007) DVD, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

The late Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate of the United States in 2000, wrote many poems about growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the house in which he lived as a child. Some of the Pulitzer Prize winner's most memorable poetry illuminates his family, the search for his father who committed suicide six-weeks before he was born, his house, the neighborhood and his sense of place in Worcester. The 1918 classic Worcester three-decker house in which he lived now bears a plaque proclaiming the site's importance in Stanley's Kunitz's life while growing up.

My name is Tobe Carey. I'm a filmmaker, and I grew up in this same house some thirty years after Stanley. From the 2nd grade on I lived there until going to college in 1960. Up until a few years ago I knew nothing about Stanley Kunitz's poetry or the Kunitz's family history. Only then did I discover the connection with childhoods spend in and around our house.

In 2006, when I videotaped Stanley Kunitz in his New York City apartment, he read four Worcester poems and then off-camera he remarked, "That house still has a hold on both of us." Stanley Kunitz was 100 years old when he died four days later on Mother's Day, 2006.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Woodstock Summer of '94 - Not the Music, Just the Scene (1995) DVD, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: music

An independent view of the happenings surrounding the Woodstock Festival of 1994. Included are buying and selling of more T-shirts than you knew existed... action on the Woodstock Town Green, the site during and after the event... Mudstock and mud-people... in the tents with the people... gate crashers... pay per view hippies... the site clean up... and more...

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Giving Birth (1975) DVD, b&w, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: family

Pioneering Porta-pak video documentary of a home birth. Shot in the Yucatan, Mexico, where a child is delivered Maya style, in a hammock, by a Mayan midwife.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Rosenthal Describes Her Eyebrows (with Mitch Corber) (2016) DVD NTSC, Color, 02:33;09 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy, pesonal diary journal

In another of her absurdist identity conceptual-performance videos, Barbara Rosenthal is challenged by NY videographer/poet Mitch Corber during casual descriptive wordplay conversation in his studio, to describe her own eyebrows without looking in the mirror. Because there was an unnamed, anonymous individual sitting next to her during the shoot, Rosenthal edited the piece to exclude his image and other distractions, resulting in yet another of Rosenthal's unique uses of the video-screen surface.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $95.00

Ethan Shoshan

Saudade (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W , 13:00 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, erotic, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, psychology mental health, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical, technology

Performative Super 8 manipulation to Digital Projection. Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that claims no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. Its the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone or something that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling. Through each showing, the film is manipulated live through a series of analog to digital processes. Originally a performance ritual act where the artist tries to control their body through a single repetitive motion and documented in Super 8mm. Inspired by the process of film, Saudade becomes a hypnotic trance of the moving body as an internal dialog of intentions, desires and experiences are exposed. Each film screening is unique and highlights different aspects of the film. PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING. Camera: Nung-Hsin Hu

Rental: $100 plus travel expenses

DVD NTSC Sale: $TBD (institutional/individual)

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

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

The Key Ceremony (2014) DVD, color, 43 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, history, music, political & social activism, spiritual/mystical

A feisty, artsy documentary about an Easy Village community garden and the fight for governance with a slew of downtown luminaries like Bob Holman.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $10

Jonathan Hancock

Dayton Air Show (2014) super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

*TO BE READ BEFORE VIEWING*

This three minute documentary is the first of an analogue greeting card from the Dayton Air Show. See through my eyes the lifestyle photography of sunset in Dayton Ohio where I'm from!

Rental: $40

Super8 Sale: $80

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

Terese Svoboda

To See Or Not To See (1991) DVD, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & natre, ethnic & multicultural , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, political & social activism

To See or Not to See is a meditation on the Giant Walking Sticks of Papua New Guinea which dramatizes the narrator's ambivalence toward the Other. The tape acts as a visual interpretation of anthropologist Clifford Geertz' examination of language and how it traps the speaker's attempts at trying to interpret. In 'To See or Not to See' the dilemma of the outside observer becomes exposed -- with wit, irony and a genuine concern for not destroying what is seen.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Headhunters (1992) DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, economics, environment & nature, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

Mom takes her son to get his first head. Satire on 'eating' the word's resources.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Well? (2010) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , family , history, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism, psychology & mental health

w/ Steven Bull

Using the interview of Mohammed Kubwa taken several years after his incarceration by the Mossad, his printed testimony, footage of the terrorist and the Nairobi bombing, emails from the jailed Mohammed Kubwa and his interview, a NY Times article about the saline well and its uses in combating terrorism, interviews with Major Brice Finney who didn't fix the well, footage of Mafia women at trials, clips from True Lies, a visual examination of purdah and polygamy, arguments between us, Well? plumbs the depths of the bond between brother and sister, man and wife, stranger and stranger, exploring a secret so huge the Mossad couldn't believe "The Chameleon" could get away with it.

Rental: $85

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

Steve Bull

Kidnap (1984) DVD, color, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

In Kidnap, a son uses home movies to recount the trauma of his mother kidnapping him and his brother from his father at Christmas time.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $DVD

Andrew Kim

THE PEACOCK (2015) 16mm, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment and nature, philosophical, science medicine, technology

A meditation on our fantastic condition of mortality and impermanence..."The peacock painted on the window will never dance or speak. It is only the peacock that lived in the forest which used to speak, dance, and walk in a sweet manner."-AK

Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Larry Cwik

Seven New Short Films (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, spiritual mystical

Rental: $50,, $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

Mitch Corber

Nomads of New York (2016) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists

Masterful, heightened and well-filmed view of 25 Poets, Musicians and Artists and their inspired original work in a symbiotic continuum. Collage-documentary from the New York City area and environs. With spectacular sound design and fx. Serious artist documentary with surprising dose of humor in parts. Starring in alphabetical order: POETS William Blake, Bill Considine, Mitch Corber, Dorothy Friedman, Allen Ginsberg, Hettie Jones, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Bob Rosenthal, Thad Rutkowski, Tom Savage, Susan Scutti, Larissa Shmailo, Sparrow, Paul Violi and Lewis Warsh MUSICIANS Corber, Gregory Gelman, Blake-Ginsberg Ensemble (Ginsberg, Heather Hardy & Steven Taylor) and Sheryl H. Simler ARTISTS Corber, Frank Mann, Clayton Patterson and Robin Winters and PARTICIPANTS Minnie Berman, Ram Dass, Yossi Rosenberg, Lehman Weichselbaum and Simone Weichselbaum

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Cynthia Madansky

PAST PERFECT (2002) 16mm, DVD, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

"PAST PERFECT is a meditation on Jewish history, notably the Shoah-spirited and darkly amusing... In PAST PERFECT Madansky manages - frequently, brilliantly - to evoke a similar pang as greets the historian, documentarian, genealogist, or traveler when confronting the catastrophic absence that is the Holocaust. When all is effaced, the only logical response is speculation." excerpt from text by David Rakoff

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

STILL LIFE (2004) 35mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation. This portrait provides brutal witness to how government sanctioned destruction metes upon structures of home and State. Unlike the mediated images of current warfare, Still Life examines the effects of the destruction of Occupation through the details of cinematic landscapes and its inherent inhabitants. In its relentless questioning reaffirmed with a unique and unremitting soundtrack by composer Zeena Parkins, Still Life forces us to focus on details of devastation.

35mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

35mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

MINOT NORTH DAKOTA (2008) DVD, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The town Minot is home to a U.S. Air Force base that guards 150 nuclear missiles buried in northern North Dakota. The weapons of mass destruction placed there 50 years ago are still targeted at Russia. Minot, North Dakota portrays an American landscape where people live with nuclear bombs in their backyard. Co- directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cynthia Madansky

1+8 (2012) DVD, color, 121 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a film about Turkey's unique position between West and East and her relationship to her eight very distinct and diverse neighbors. 1+8 is filmed close up on border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria exploring what connects and separates the people on both sides. The film showcases through intimate portraits, personal accounts and cinematographic tropes, Turkey's eight borderlands revealing the political and cultural dynamics of life on those frontiers. The contemplation of all eight neighboring countries reveals the complexity and importance of Turkey's geo- political position between West and East, Europe and Asia, the European Union and the Middle East. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $400.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $600.00

Cynthia Madansky

1+8 Installation (2013) DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Documentary, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a dynamic eight-screen video installation about Turkey and her eight neighbors based on the feature film of the same name directed by Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak. Each screen features life on both sides of the border, from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Nakchivan [Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan] to Syria. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $5000.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $10000.00

Cynthia Madansky

Tarlabaşı (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Tarlabaşı integrates performances of everyday movements and gestures as a direct response to the devastation caused by the centralized state sponsored urban renewal project in downtown Istanbul.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

HARAM (2016) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Haram is a film about the growing Third Temple Movement who would like to build the Third Temple on the site of the Haram Al Sharif.

Rental: $250.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $1000.00

Simon Liu

Harbour City (2016) 16mm, digital file, color / b&w, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, hand processed , history, personal/diary/journal

Can be shown silent, with a live score or with sound on a CD Harbour City (2016) // 16mm, Dual Projection, Colour & B/W, 14 minutes, 2016 // Music by Warren Ng & Ben Hozie // Shot in Hong Kong & Stoke-On-Trent /// Hand Printed and Processed at Negativland Motion Picture Film Lab, Brooklyn //// A view through cracks between fish markets and high-rise buildings; urban imagery of Hong Kong and the indulgence of domestic life. Massage parlors, dim sum parlors, nail parlors —its Parlor City, baby! Views thicken; detail lost to generations. A dream of turning two images into one, a density of information reserved for the modern cloud.

Rental: $80.00

16mm Sale: $1300

Grete Miller

Uncovered (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, music

An experimental documentary about a professional, multi-instrumentalist, musician, Stacy Bechtel. This film presents a poetic portrait of a artist's craft and passion. Stacy delivers a powerful message in our celebrity-driven times and age of commoditized authenticity. Being secure in one's work and life, not for fashion, but for one's self. Stacy's story reminds us to look outside the clout of major cities, and 'take time to notice the local musician'.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Grete Miller

Tribute (2011) 16mm, color / b&w, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, science & medicine

An experimental collage of found footage appropriated to tell the story of Miller's relationship with her acting professor, and Broadway actress, Andrea Masters. A talented force in the New York City theater world, Masters bestowed powerful lessons and played an important role in developing Miller's education and coming to terms with her sexual orientation. Tribute is a memoir that captures the beginning, middle and end of their relationship. A mentor and maternal figure who vanished from Miller's life after suffering a stroke, would be found 5 years later after Miller discovered her living in a rundown Bronx nursing home.

Rental: $70.00

16mm Sale: $100.00

Luján Montes

Mareas. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Tides. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Tides is the second part of the trilogy. Water never dies, always transforms itself, rebirths in rivers, bodies, oceans. Huge, kneads its potential energy in the permanence of movement. River Bank and Post war man are the other two works that complete the Trilogy.

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

Litoral. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / River Bank. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 8-9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation. I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. River bank was the first work of the series. In this work I counterpoised the movement, light and color of two different spaces that are being seen by the same observer. A trip to Delta del Tigre, Buenos Aires and a highway trip. Both melt under an extreme slow motion of the images. Post War man and Tides are the following works of the trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Intemperie / Out in the open (2014) digital file, super 8, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

"A walker understands gradually that he does not know much about the turbulent and airy flow of the spirit. Or he is incapable of defining it. Nevertheless, he connects with it every time he discovers that his own person constitutes a fragile material structure in the hands of nature’s fluctuations, far from social intermediaries. However, he adapts his definition of “natural” to the changes of his own mind: today is freezing because I freeze, tomorrow the sun burns because I dry out". Fragment of "The book of Haiku" by Alberto Silva.

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Luján Montes

Historia clínica / Medical history (2013) digital file, super 8, color / b&w, 13-14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Medical History is an audiovisual essay inspired by the poem "H.C 13.176" by Marisa Wagner, former patient at several mental institutions. Images of a physical and mental wandering around streets, journeys, nightmares, asylums, burials, tree fellings, and the ocean: all pieces of a life that trascends any medical record.

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Luján Montes

Teoría de cuerdas / String theory (2011) digital file, color / b&w, 70 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

Eleven filmmakers and a sound artist construct "String Theory", a film far from conventional narration. This film has been done under two single premises: Using the images with total aesthetic and narrative freedom and having the pre-existing and unchangeable soundtrack as a trigger. The result of this experiment is a film in episodes, and heterogeneous web of new and appropriated images that form unity in multiplicity. Images of Human affected by time passing, it's relationship with nature, Science and Cosmos.
The Physics theory which the film is named after brings a different perspective to the comprehension and perception of our environment. Therefore, the film attempts to find multiple ways for film narrative, production and watching. "String Theory" does not aim at finding a single meaning, but on the contrary, establishes a web of associations that goes far beyond a rational or causal interpretation. Here is where the perception of each viewer finds signals from which it can construct its own vision.

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Luján Montes

Movimiento enérgico de la voluntad hacia el conocimiento, posesión o disfrute de una persona o cosa: / Energetic movement of the will towards the recognition, possession or enjoyment of a person or thing: (2017) digital file, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature , found footage, landscape & architecture, literature & theater, philosophical , political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, structural

About the way in which the pleasures are made, from the social constraints to the domestication of body: she and he act obediently.

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Lana Caplan

Canaries in the Mine (2015) digital file, color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture, technology

CANARIES IN THE MINE is a four-part essay on the grossly out of balance relationship between our rapidly evolving digital and technologic world and our degenerating natural world. The video travels through the recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist pleasure, through scientific examination, to a subject of exploration on the internet, to its eventual existence as an archive of a disappearing world. Throughout the video, attempts to replicate the natural world with technology collapse and the landscape falls into the language of abstraction (line, shape, movement, repetition, texture). Images from Google Earth show a natural world that has disappeared with climate change, a referent lost to time, that the medium of video can no loner find and record. Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Lana Caplan

Sospira (2010) digital file, color / b&w, 50 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , family, landscape & architecture

Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives. Sospira is an experimental documentary focusing on nine women of various nationalities, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for love. Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves. Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Carolina Mandia

ONE (2017) super 8mm and digital, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, cameraless, found footage, hand-processed, Landscape_Architecture, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

This is Carolina Mandia's first film. It's a city-scape documenting the commute from her home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to her job in Midtown Manhattan and back. Overwhelmed with anxiety from the fast paced environment she lives in, the filmmaker finds refuge in daydreaming.

Rental: $35.00

Rebecca Centeno

You'll be home by when? (2017) digital file, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: family, personal/diary/journal

Through exchanges with her grandmother, the filmmaker seeks home in city and country. Reflections on family and loss reveal how we relate to spaces and to each other.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $$175 INSTITUTIONAL (digital file) / $75 INDIVIDUAL (digital file)

Rachel Brown

Yes I Rode Here (2015) digital file, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, environment & nature, personal/diary/journal, philosophical, psychology/mental health

Six women layer up for winter cycling in New York City and explain why biking in inclement weather is worth the burden and risk.

Rental: $40.00

Fernanda Faya

One for the Road (2016) digital file, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, ethnic/multicultural, family, personal/diary/journal

As she moves from Brazil to NY, the filmmaker looks back at her grandma's migration as a way to find traces of her own identity. The foreign yet intimate look at NYC and its inhabitants unfolds into a visual letter as she collects images of her new surroundings.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $$75 INSTITUTIONAL (digital file)

Amanda L. Katz

Summer *steph chin in the summer (2012) digital file, b&w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal

Shot in black and white super-8 film, the short loosely follows one Chinese American girl as she finds her way down to Chinatown in New York City. The girl has an obvious relationship with the camerawoman, and both the girl and the camerawoman float in and out of frame as the images of the street life in Chinatown take precedence. There is a sense of adventure but mostly nostalgia. The loose narrative is interrupted by a scene of a mango being sliced open. the music begins again and so do the images of Chinatown. At the end of the film, we see the Chinese American girl again, but this time she is indoors and packing. The music gets heavier and then the film cuts out.

Rental: $40.00

Tomasz Gubernat

Girls and Boys (2016) digital file, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, children & youth, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music

GIRLS AND BOYS is an intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students.

Rental: $40.00

Sean Hanley

Working From Home (2013) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_Architecture, personal/diary/journal, structural

On the last day of August - one of those sweltering dog days - I aimed my camera out my third story window seeking some respite from my work.

Rental: $40.00

Megan Rossman

The Beekeeper's Keeper (2015) digital file, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children & youth, environment & nature, Science & Medicine

By Megan Rossman and Samantha Farinella. Born and raised in Manhattan, Lian Newton dreamed of owning a farm. After the death of her father, she set out to make her fantasy a reality. Newton now runs nycbeekeeping.org, a non-profit working to ensure that all beekeepers in NYC have access to training and mentoring.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75 INSTITUTIONAL (digital file)

Carol Wilder

PUTTIN' ON THE DOG (2002) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Malcolm Sidney wasn't any ordinary dog. For one thing, he had a movie star as a mistress. When Sylvia Sidney died in 1999, she bequeathed her beloved pet to New York's ritzy National Arts Club, where Malcolm rose rapidly from orphan pug to celebrity pooch. PUTTN' ON THE DOG is Malcolm's touching story.

Rental: $35.00

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