Ralph Ackerman

Zoo Liquid Prototype (1997) 16mm, color & b/w, 30 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A film out of NYC's Downtown World of artists and poets, inhabited by living poets and driven by their words. I used what author/filmmaker Carl Linder calls organic filmic selection, the process where the visual image is allowed to "grow out of itself." I also used B&W single frame takes and short bursts of 12 frames per second (half the normal rate of 24 frames per second) to get a feel for the texture of Downtown. Zoo. . . is a film that doesnt let you forget you are watching a film. Zoo is the modern "urban city" -- in this case New York City, with side trips to San Francisco. Liquid is the "nature" of its dwellers. Prototype, a "model" of our direction to a future that fosters contentions with a rise to conflicts and contradictions that will not offer resolutions but only a rubbing together of persons. The films main character, Gun, is a performance artist of the Downtown NYC scene. In her performance piece, she plays the poet, Emily Dickinson, taking her stage name, Gun, from Emilys poem, I stood a Loaded Gun. Her performance, Mystery upon Mystery, reveals her path to becoming a performance artist and it is where she acts out a timeless artist manifesto taken from Emilys life and work. She acts as narrator between the fragments of conflict with simple straight forward acts of physical contact to the final question of death-dealing violence: "Should I kill Jeff or that Gun bitch" Zoo demands several viewings and a close reading of the subtexts. It comes with a CD-ROM.

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

Gary Adlestein

St. Teresa (1983) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

After Bernini's "Ecstasy": baroque excess and dazzle; shot in S. M. della Vittoria in Rome. "Essential viewing for church groups, art history classes, fledgling saints and martyrs of all ages." -- Albert Kilchesty, "Heavenly Visions" program notes, LA Filmforum, 1985

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Kore/Kouros (1987) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

A study of the male and female nude; in honor of the painter Harry Koursaros and the classical beauty he loved. Photos and paintings by Koursaros. The first 2.75 minutes are silent. "The most erotic film elegy that I can recall ever seeing." -- Albert Kilchesty

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Candy (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Literature & Theater

A portrait of Philadelphia-based poet and painter Candy Kaucher; three cameras shooting (randomly on/off after J. Cage), synch sound; camera rolls A/B/C printed.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Cezannescapes 1 & 2 (1991) Super 8, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

His paintings are there, in the landscape of Provence. #1 starts in Avignon then moves up and down Mt. St. Victoire. #2 again moves up and down; this time the deserted, ancient hill town of Les Baux, haunted by ghosts of the Troubadours.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Philosophical

These experimental films and videos were shot in the house, out the window, in the yard, down the road, etc., in the rural Oley Valley (near Reading, Pa.) where I live. They span a little more than two decades and range from super-8 to 16mm blow-ups, to silent and in-camera-edited-sync-sound super-8's (some of the rephotographed), to more recent videos that are often layered and image-processed. All of them are hopefully lyrics of high visual intensity that celebrate the expressive potential of the medium they were created in and the simple grace of taking pleasure in seeing and hearing the world (the loss of which is increasingly threatened in the sad times [2005] we are living through). SHADOW HUNTING (1981, Shot on S-8mm, 2 min., silent)- exploiting the painterly 'smear' quality of undercranked, 6fps projected S-8: Shadow hunts, I follow. PIE PLATES (1980, Shot on S-8, transfered to 16mm, 5:44 min.)- a John Cage inspired (his work for prepared piano accompanies the visuals) backyard, yin/yang, optically printed meditation. ("a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage" - Linda Gross, L. A. Times) FONTANA (1988, S-8mm, 4:09 min.) - in the shadow: after the grotesque fountains I saw in Rome. S-8 DIARY: WILDWOOD (1988, S-8mm, 2:23 min.) - a Sunday drive down the Jersey shore and back which we often did when Linda's parents (from Wildhood) were alive. CINESONGS FOR STORM DE HIRSCH (1990, S-8mm, 10:55 min.) - homage to one of the pioneers of experimental S-8, Storm De Hirsch; seasonal images arising and fading simultaneously (shown in MOMA's "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" program). OLEY (1993, Hi-8 video, 10 min, silent & sound) - harvest time in the Oley Valley. WITCHWAY (1995, Hi-8 video, 7:12 min. silent & sound) - under the feedback-spell of an Oley spirit and her familiar.("... deftly uses themes from Penna. folklore to create a powerfully haunting and chilling descent into an autumnal netherworld."-Albert Kilchesty) OUTSIDE IN (1995, Hi-8 video, 8:59 min.) - an interior/exterior domestic meditation. LOTUS SONG 2 (2000, mini-DV, 6:47 min.) - the second part of the life-cycle of a Lotus and its surround; a song of natural artifice. IMAGINARY POND WITH REAL FROGS (2001, mini-DV, 8:44 min.) - after Marianne Moore's definition of poetry as "the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." SONATA (2001, mini-DVD, 3:27 min.), sil.) - visual music to "soothe the scythe" (Ed Sanders); a reaction to 9/11. ("Your work was such a treat - so lyric and voluptuous in color." --Donna Cameron)

Rental: $50.00 DVD sale: 75.00 mini-DV rental: 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Gary Adlestein

Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A selection of short experimental films and videos shot in Italy spanning a period from 1980 through 2005. Some are intuitive, edited-in-camera, reactions to what I was experiencing; others are frame-by-frame (JK optical printing) reconfigurations of the image or, in the videos, layered and image-processed compositions. All are lyric celebrations of a place, art and culture that I love. -G. A. SAINT TERESA (1983, 16mm, 4:50 min.) - after Bernini's "Ecstasy"; baroque excess and dazzle; shot in super-8 at SM della Vittoria, Rome; re-composed in 16mm on the JK. (London Filmmakers Coop. "New American Cinema 1981-1991" touring program) EMBARKATION TO CAPRI (1980, super-8mm, 2:04 min.) - a single shot lyric; the pleasure seekers depart (after Watteau and Fellini). "A particular favorite of mine." - Tom Chomont VERONA (1989, super-8mm, 3:11 min.) - one of a series of edited-in-camera, sync-sound, place lyrics that I was shooting in the late '80's. TAORMINA/ETNA (1996, super-8mm to hi-8 video, 6:53 min.) - a land and seascape of exquisite beauty pulsing with life and the promise of death. "Adelstein rephotographs Super-8mm film on video, creating, through the chug-chugga-chugg rhythm familiar to all 8mm filmmakers, an extremely effective visual analogue to the molten lava which bubbles and surges under the volcano." -Albert Kilchesty; (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" exhibition at MoMA, 1982-2001) SICILIA (1999, mini-DV, 4:20 min.) - meditation on life and death in the Catacombs of Palermo and, on the island of Motya, in the presence of a 5th centruy B. C. Greek statue unearthed in the 1970's. NOCTURNE (2003, mini-DV, 6:40 min.) - video diary: midnight under Venetian moon. GRAFFITO (2003, mini-DV, 2:55min.) - tracing a swirling arabesque at the heart of Venetian art and design. APOLLO DREAMING (2004, mini-DV, 3:30 min.) - through the oculus of the Pantheon, Apollo dreams the future of Rome. SAN MARCO SUBAQUEO (2005, mini-DV, 4:45 min.) - the bejeweled Adriatic Queen succumbs to the coppery depths of the sea. BAVA BYTES (2005, mini-DV, 10:40 min.) - fractured Mario Bava trailer pics mixed in a delirious giallo tribute to maestro Bava, Christopher Lee and Eva Bartok. (Comprised of 2,446,129,431 bytes - to be exact.) ("The most important aspect of Adlestein's approach to video is that it is irrefutably and defiantly filmic. It is sublimely tactile where most videos tend to be impersonally cool and hard..." -Albert Kilchesty)

Rental: $50.00 DVD sale: 75.00 mini-DV rental: 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Rudy Albers

Cycle (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Allen

Mistakes of Heaven (1990) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

MISTAKES OF HEAVEN is a poetic/expressionistic film, which shows a man's progress upward from one stage of hell to the next. It is an experimentally expressed narrative -- told in images and movement -- of a man tangled in dreams and desires which are at once uplifting, mystifying, and humbling.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Leslie Alperin

SideTracked (1992) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

My rendition of a feminist quest film sets the story of a woman's personal journey through Western Europe against the larger experience of travel. The mythology of romance, and the woman's journey becomes a catalyst for the reflection on the relationship between personal expectations and cultural myths.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Yvonne Andersen

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Art Institutionalized (Sfai 1980) (1980) 16mm, black and white, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A humorous parody about the condition of creative film studies in Art Schools and Colleges in general. The soundtrack is a composition combining the musical score from the film Ballet Mecanique and the voices of the film students testing various pieces of film recording equipment and complaining about grades and procedures. The visuals reveal a modern day mechanical ballet performed by the instructor (myself) on the dada chessboard of absolute reality to the automatic beat of an intervolometer clicking time away one frame per second, as he attempts to relay technical data to his students.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gregory Anthon

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Luis Ernesto Arocha

Windows (Las Ventanas De Salcedo) (1969) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

On Love, Sex, Violence, War and Tchaikowsky. "The filmmaker uses the objects of painter Salcedo to poke gentle and savage fun at society and its follies... a continuous mad charade!" -- Tom Chomont. On Arocha: "I know of no films more uncompromising in grotesquerie of burlesque, in gigantism of overstatement, than the comedies of Arocha. His actors are possessed to frenzy with their roles, filled to bursting with their identities; they hypertrophy into fantastic growths, revealing comic flaws enormous, monstrous enough to swallow whole the old familiar characters of Samson, Traviata, and Dracula, and even to make the best of us laugh." -- Ken Kelman.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Luis Ernesto Arocha

Happy Birthday Babye Starr (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Nostalgic old postcards in a not so nostalgic bawdy collage birthday present for the star of MOTHERLOVE.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles Atlas

Walkaround Time (1973) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Marcel Duchamp, Merce Cunningham and Jasper Johns were guests at the same New York party one night. Johns had an idea of a way in which Duchamp's THE LARGE GLASS could work as decor for a dance for Cunningham's company. Cunningham was enthusiastic and Johns crossed the room to approach Duchamp with the proposal. Duchamp frowned. 'Who will do the work?' Johns said, 'I will.' Relieved, Duchamp readily agreed. Duchamp attended the premiere of WALKAROUND TIME in Buffalo, New York on March 10, 1968. The dance is atypical in the Cunningham repertory. Though the choreography, the music and the decor were each independently conceived, they share a common thematic purpose: a homage to the work of Marcel Duchamp. In more typical Cunningham fashion the music was first heard when it was performed with the dance on opening night, and the set was incorporated into the piece only shortly before the premiere. The choreography makes reference to Duchamp in concept (composition) and in detail (physical image). Cunningham has translated Duchamp's concern with transparency in terms of movement into a dance composition which explores the possibilities of lateral movement back and forth across a proscenium space. In addition to the 'transparent' clarity of this way of shaping space (as against, for example, the use of a swirling space), this is movement that retains its visual integrity as the dancers pass behind the see-through vinyl inflatables of the set. The stillnesses that penetrate and surround the movement have a definite Duchamp flavor. Cunningham's ready-made is the 'laissez-faire' movement during the 'entr'acte' and when he changes costume on stage, it is a nod to the famous nude. The viewer is left to complete the dance with discoveries of Duchampiana on many levels. The Duchamp-related material is, however, the choreographer's subtext. Cunningham's prime concern is choreography that is compelling on an abstract level, plainly as movement in space and time. WALKAROUND TIME individualizes itself in the Cunningham oeuvre by a certain conceptual austerity; I find its particulars cerebral quality fascinating. This movie of WALKAROUND TIME was shot on two separate occasions. Each set of circumstances allowed me to deal with different problems related to filming dance. WALKAROUND TIME is composed of seven sections each approximately seven minutes long. The first three sections were shot in Berkeley, California with a single hand-held camera during an afternoon stop-and-start rehearsal. The attempt was to record the complete choreographic material in actual time with a variety of points of view, and yet to keep the integrity of the movement. The last four sections were shot a year later in Paris, France with three cameras during a live performance. My concern here was to capture the actual performance quality of the dancers, and in the last two sections to make a filmic approximation of the experience of seeing a dance. "I think WALKAROUND TIME is, purely and simply, a masterwork. In its ambling way it illustrates many of these elements that go to make up Cunningham's greatness as a choreographer. The film shows what Cunningham is all about and it can make lifetime converts of those who can learn to meet the choreographer on his own terms." -- John Mueller, "Films: Merce Cunningham's WALKAROUND TIME", Dance Magazine.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Tony Bannon

Baroque Variations (1973) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A critical film response to Lukas Foss' musical composition of the same name. A loving deconstruction of Baroque forms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Pamela Bennett

Glances (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A minimalist epic -- a theme and variations on a single brushstroke, with a great deal more discovered from it than one would have thought possible. Though we never learn the identity of the film's protagonist it develops a definite character and personality -- sometimes mercurial, sometimes determined -- which makes it as endearing as the human characters in many other films.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Sara #2 (1970) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An experiment in narrative.

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

Stan Brakhage

Dog Star Man: Part II (1963) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

The third movement of Brakhage's masterwork; the extension of the bardic art into living film... images of life, regeneration... spring and early morning. -- P Adams Sitney BRAND NEW PRINT.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 1-7 (1980) 16mm, color, 24.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth, Environment & Nature, Structural

Song 1: Portrait of a lady. SONG 2& 3: Fire and a mind's movement in remembering. SONG 4: Three girls playing with a ball. Hand painted SONG 5: A childbirth song. SONG 6: The painted veil via moth- death. SONG 7: San Francisco.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Stan Brakhage

Female Mystique and Spare Leaves (for Gordon) (1998) 16mm, color, 5.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Here are a couple films from the mid-60s, given to Gordon Rosenberg at the time, which surfaced this year needing preservation. I don't know what to make of either of them except some insistent quality of poem each somehow is.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Polite Madness (1966) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Hand-processed

A hand-painted elaborately step-printed film which begins in blues and greens with golden geographic-beseeming continents which evolve into symmetricals and dark passages (including a whirling tunnel) whitening to create many bas-relief (photographic solarization) fragments of these previous forms that then flicker vibrantly in a field of ever whitening light.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 8-14 (1980) 16mm, color, 28.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

SONG 8: Sea creatures. SONG 9: Wedding source and substance. SONG 10: Sitting around. SONG 11: Fires, windows, an insectmalyre of rain scratches. Song 12: Verticals and shadows caught in glass traps. SONG 13: A travel song of scenes and horizontals. Song 14: Molds, paints and crystals.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Bob Branaman

Films By Bob Branaman (1970) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Bob Branaman, most known for his painting, has been working with an 8mm camera for years, has produced a dozen films or so, which he rather simply and beautifully refuses to name, all involving multiple super-impositions (all created camera-wise) with much flash frame happening (or what he would, if he created them editing-wise, call extremely rapid cutting) and of a natural Baroque-musical tempo and which created for me a whole new sense of film collage.

Rental: $75.00
Reg8mm Rental: $75.00
Super8 Rental: $75.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $40

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

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

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

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

Rental: $150

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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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)

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

They Lie But They Don't Mean It (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

A lovely house in the suburbs, an art collection, a bathtub surrounded by knickknacks, a vacant loft that floats away into space ...

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Viper, The (1997) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Two of the oldest gags in the book. Told by two of the newest actors on the block. What's a viper any way? Is it dangerous? Who's calling? They liked it in Germany and France!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indelible, Inedible (1983) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

Images to accompany the lines of a poem by John Ashbery. "Rudy Burckhardt's film is a brilliant extension of my poem, perhaps the film I might have made myself if I were a filmmaker." -- John Ashbery

Rental: $30.00
16mm 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

Jack and Olga Chambers

R-34 (1967) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a film on the movement and work of Greg Curnoe, but is not intended as a documentary. It is merely my attempt to communicate using his movements and images from his work. "R-34 is the greatest film on the creative process I've yet seen." -- Stan Brakhage.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

Hart of London (1970) 16mm, color, 79 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Jack Chambers is one of Canada's most famous and greatest living painters. Why then have his films been as neglected as they have been? I feel that it is because his films do not arise as an adjunct to his painting (as is true in the case of most other painter film-makers) but that, rather, Jack Chambers has realized the almost opposed aesthetics of paint and film and has created a body of moving pictures so crucially unique as to fright paint buffery: thus his films have inherited a social position kin to that of the films of Joseph Cornell in this country. The fact is that four films of Jack Chambers have changed the whole history of film, despite their neglect, in a way that isn't possible within the field of painting. There are no 'masters' of film in any significant sense whatsoever. There are only 'makers' of film in the original, or at least medieval, sense of the word. Jack Chambers is a true 'maker' of films. He needs no stance, or standing, for he dances attendance upon the coming-into-being of something recognizably new: (and as all is new, always, one must question the veracity of all works, whatever medium, which beseem everything but that truth)." -- Stan Brakhage. Perception is a sensory communication that occurs at a primary level between organisms; through the skin to the core and back through the skin again into the exterior world. HART OF LONDON is that kind of film.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

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

Pola Chapelle

Fishes in Screaming Water (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Availalbe in both 8mm and 16mm gauges. "I recommend the 8mm. print-and-tape version. "One of the prettiest and nicest uses of color I've seen since the UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, which was almost an equally pointless film..." "A REAL SUPERCAT!... "... something like STREET OF BUGS. It was really shocking to me. There was a very terrible thing going on in the movie I thought." -- comments by the Saginaw 8 judges. "The acting of Georgecat in SCREAMING FISHES continues the great tradition of acting established by Rin Tin Tin in cinema in the 20's and brought to TV by the fly that appeared on the Johnny Carson show last year. And the original music composed by Mamacat, I really feel, is superior to anything by Scriabin."-- Jonas Mekas "This small world of animal, mineral and vegetable properties in effective color knows its bounds and does wonders within them." -- comment by The Refocus judge.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 1 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 2 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Doris Chase

Circles I (1971) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by Morton Subotnik. "A computer-generated abstract film produced by the world-famous sculptress, with original music by a leading contemporary composer. Circles revolve in, around, and through each other, float off like loosened coils, and evolve into whirling spheres. The pale colors of the circles multiply into brilliant hues against a stark musical accompaniment which evokes the sounds of endlessly bouncing springs." -- The Booklist

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles I Variation II (1971) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by George Kleinsinger. "The central image of spiraling, revolving circles is reminiscent of Duchamp's ANEMIC CINEMA and enlists the viewer in a very pleasurable game of distinguishing color and shape." -- Joan Braderman, Art Forum

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by William O. Smith. Choreography by Mary Stanton. A dance/sculpture film that explores new dimensions in color and space. The film develops like a fugue with dancers moving through themes that are repeated with variation and multiplication.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II Variation II (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. A dance/sculpture film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Sculpture on the Move (1973) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A documentary about the artist: working in a steel plant, boat yard, pattern shop, studio. Sculpture and the philosophy behind it; theatre pieces, etc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Squares (1973) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Music by George Kleinsinger. Technical collaborator: Clydene MacIntosh. An abstract computer-generated film. The image is of squares revolving in space around and through each other. Colors and forms multiply and divide against a beautiful symphonic score by George Kleinsinger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Moon Gates III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film based on kinetic sculpture and employing the Mary Stanton Dance Ensemble. Through the kinetic sculptures, made specifically for the choreographer, move dancers each appearing in separate monochromatic images of cyan, yellow and magenta. When touched, the sculptures move lightly, taking on the quality of mobiles. Dance and sculpture, kinetic within their own forms, are combined to create new dynamics between people and forms in motion, in bold primary colors.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Rocking Orange III (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film, one of a series of three, based on the kinetic sculpture designed by Doris Chase for ballet and commissioned by the Seattle Opera Company. Filming was done in the Avery Court of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. The film explores new dimensions in color and space.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Tall Arches III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. "TALL ARCHES, though less exciting and spontaneous than the earlier CIRCLES II, is a purer realization. This new work, not quite a dance, not quite a film nor a musical event, seems to have a life of its own. Working with these elements again and again, refining each step of the way, Doris Chase is now doing things that have not been done before. There have been 'dance films,' but Doris's are something more. Like other avant-garde works, hers resist classification, yet their beauty is quite traditional. The undulating forms and colors of her films are appealing for the same reasons we accept Kandinsky's paintings. They are formally rich." -- Robert Sitton, Portland Art Museum

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 11 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Philosophical

Features a duet of sorts between Cynthia Anderson and specially processed images of herself. Similar in technique and intention to DANCE SEVEN, this film is in some ways more lyrical and languorous than the former, emphasizing the overall shaping of the body in dance, rather than isolated movement details such as the virtuoso footwork. Space is transformed into a viscous atmosphere of colored light, which seems to flood and blend in response to movement impulses of the dance. The dance itself has a sustained, weighted quality, contrasting the stable placement of the body against sinuously rhythmic movements of limbs. A mellow sensation of tension is emphasized by the dissonant, muted hues programmed by Chase, while feedback effects multiply, blur and dissolve the image. The sum effect is to induce a meditative mood tinged with a not unpleasant melancholy.

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

Dance 9 (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A sophisticated example of the creative possibilities of videodance. This truly collaborative work is based on an idea developed out of Doris Chase's earlier films of dance with sculpture. But in this instance, the Rutt/Etra video synthesizer was used to generate animated patterns assembling arches which were edited into the whole. Dancer Gus Solomons Jr, (formerly of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co.), timed out for himself a series of sprightly movement phrases based on the rhythmic structure of the kinetic designs. His dance sequence was videotaped with special effects which multiplied and colorized his image, together with the "dance" of the arches to produce a fascinating movement collage -- a rhythmically synchronized duet of dancer and abstract kinetic patterns. As it develops, the visual duet of DANCE NINE becomes an appropriate analogy for the partnership between the video artist and the dancer in the creative process itself.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 5 (1976) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

While related in technique and effect to its predecessor DANCE NINE, it serves as more of a summation of Doris Chase's varied involvements with dance and the arts. The artist employs fully the most sophisticated video technology available to manipulate forms, patterns and colors . At the same time, choreographer/dancer Kei Takei has designed her movements to blend with one of Chase's large kinetic sculptures. The delighting opening sequence shows Kei Takei actively exploring the arch-like forms which, through video feedback techniques, take on a rainbow appearance of multi-hued images. The abstracting of images is complemented by superimpositions of medium- and close-ups views of the dancer. As the piece proceeds, the dancer and the structures become increasingly bathed in coagulations of color. Soon the video effects dominate, creating their own kinetic imagery, with the generation of arch patterns replacing the actual sculptural forms as the new pictorial environment for the dancer. The intertwined pace of dance movement and optical patterning accelerates gradually, and by the end of the tape creates a dynamic kaleidoscope of human and abstract forms.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Rocker (1976) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

The graphic image of one of the "Chase Kinetic Sculptures for Dance" was synthesized with the assistance of Steve Rutt. The edited version was colorized with Brian Mattlin at the Experimental Television Center of WNET-TV, New York City.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Dance 10 (1977) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A duet of Jonathan Hollander, choreographer-dancer, and a video synthesized image of one of the "Chase Kinetic Sculptures for Dance." The original synthesized image was generated with the assistance of Steve Rutt.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 3 (1977) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreographer Kei Takei structured the dance on a theme from "light Part Nine." Production was in cooperation with WNYC-TV, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Improvisation (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Dance Frame (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by Joan Labarbara. Choreographer/dancer: Sara Rudner. The human form is used in composition with geometric form in an exploration toward a third dimension through juxtaposition of color and line.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe, The (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Structural

A solo performance by choreographer/dancer Gay DeLange structured on a theme developed specifically for DANCE FOR TELEVISION. There are five variations: (1) Theme, 9-1/2 min. The choreographic statement in total, with added oscilloscope reading of the music. (2) Divide, 4 min. The theme is varied by a trio-effect achieved through mat-key and outline generator accompanying the dancer. (3) Space, 4 min. Lighting and reversed-polarity of the dancer's image creates a marked difference from Divide. (4) Tide, 5-1/4 min. Again a restatement of the theme basically changed by feedback. (5) Change, 5-1/4 min. An outline generated duet-form of the theme is combined with the oscilloscope-reading of the musical score to provide an exciting climax. Music by George Wilson and William Gracey, Jr.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Doris Chase

Jazz Dance (1980) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band. Using an outline generator and controlling the time sequence with a slow motion disc Doris Chase becomes choreographer with the dancer Gay DeLanghe.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Doris Chase: Artist in Motion (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

The video tape, written by Doris Chase and art historian Patricia Failing, illustrates work discussed in the Failing 's book, DORIS CHASE, ARTIST IN MOTION: FROM PAINTING AND SCULPTURE TO VIDEO ART. They are a celebration of the distinguished artist and a historical summary of the development of video as an art form. Highlighting the accomplishments of Doris Chase in the field of video art, this video gallery tour, narrated by the artist, starts in Seattle, Washington, where she began her career in the visual arts as a painter in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Chase began to work in sculpture, creating small modular kinetic compositions that could be rearranged by the viewer. In the late 1960s, she collaborated with other artists to create elaborate multimedia spectacles involving dance and sculpture. Chase began working with the medium of film to capture the transitory images presented in the performances. Moving to New York City in 1972, she expanded her work with filmdance through the medium of video, exploring the limits of studio technology as well as new equipment such as video synthesizers to create hybrids of dance and painting that constitute a unique contribution to the history of video art. In the 1980s, Chase drew upon her skill with video effects to add new dimensions of meaning to spoken texts. In her most recent work, she explores the experiences and perspectives of older women with nuanced performances by celebrated actresses such as Geraldine Page, Ann Jackson, Luise Rainer, and Joan Plowright. "Doris Chase practically invented what many people today are calling 'video dance.' ... To describe her as a pioneer, however, misrepresents the finesse of her handling of the video medium and the polished beauty of her tapes." -- Dance Scope

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Sumleo (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

"Patti-Lee's films are examples of the evanescence of our present culture in sumleo she hits at the basic a movie very hard to take even by myself who have seen it more than xx time the lithunian music the destruction of our own capitals the japanese androgyne and the shots of her vietnam her brother took even jose rodriguez soltero cdnt take it." -- piero heliczer April Fools Day 1970.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Texture Study (1970) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual game of Destruction sites.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Patti Lee Chenis

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Perils, Mayhem, Mercy (1985-87) 16mm, black and white, 126 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

See descriptions of "Perils", "Mayhem", and "Mercy"

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

Abigail Child

Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1) (1981) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"Like ORNAMENTALS, PREFACES is an abstract work which plays with formalist elements in a wide range of images on color and negative stock. It becomes a kind of 'preconscious' of the two completed films to follow, whose scope and image bank are more narrowly defined. The rapid-fire cross cutting of the images is extended to the construction of the sound track, which is also a dense panoply of fragments. What results is an impressive musique concrete composition, a collage of 'female' sounds interwoven with others: snippets from vocal music, conversations, poetry reading etc. Child plays with memory, not only her own and the world's, but also cinema's: its conventions, polarizations (man/woman) and hierarchization of images." -- Robert Hilferty, New York Native

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Abigail Child

Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 46.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR? is conceived as a way to bracket my ongoing film investigations in the context of the aggressions of the late Twentieth Century: the title is from an etching by Goya, part of the Disasters of War series. The work is in seven detachable parts, each of which can be viewed by itself for its own qualities. The films don't form a single line, or even an expanding line, but rather map a series of concerns in relation to mind, to how one processes material, how it gets investigated, how it gets cut apart, how something else (inevitably) comes up.

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

Abigail Child

Perils Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 5) (1986) 16mm, black and white, 3.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

With Diane Torr, Sally Silvers, Plauto, Elion Sacker. Sound improvisations: Charles Noyes and Christian Marclay. An homage to silent films: the clash of ambiguous innocence and unsophisticated villainy. Seduction, revenge, jealousy, combat. The isolation and dramatization of emotions through the isolation (camera) and dramatization (editing) of gesture. I had long conceived of a film composed only of reaction shots in which all causality was erased. What would be left would be the resonant voluptuous suggestions of history and the human face. PERILS is a first translation of these ideas.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Pip Chodorov

Numero 4 (1989) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

The single frame is the only visible unit in film, yet it is nearly invisible. To see a single frame goes against the nature of cinema; even if that is its very nature. If every frame holds the same image, there will be no movement; if they are completely different from each other, there will be no movement either, but chaos. By using a still camera like a film camera and a film camera like a still camera, Numero 4 rides on the edge between film and photography. One unedited super-8 camera roll.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts III Couples, Love Objects (1971) DVD NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Love Objects- "is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." - Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March 1978

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison (1977) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

VHS Prog. 1 (6 Films): Ophelia/Cat Lady (2 1/2 min, color, 1969), Phases of The Moon (5 min, color, silent, 1968), Oblivion (4 1/4 min, silent, 1969), Gloria In Grass, Persian Rug (color, silent, 1969) (1969) VHS NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films. Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem," because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. " -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway--obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978 Oblivion: "Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, Reaching for Oblivion, Millennium Film Journal, No. , Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976 This film may be viewed through red and green filter glasses to produce momentary stereoscopic and other biocular effects. (these glasses may be obtained at most large camera store or can be approximated by using a square or red cellophane, one held over the right and the other over the left eye. AN after-effect of altered color perception usually results, but this may be quickly reduced by reversing the color filters and looking into a light source. Persian Rug: A Persian Rug filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the "the Sufis" by I Indries Shaf.

Rental: $35.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

Tom Chomont

Mona Lysa (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Whimsical variations suggested by the minute cracks in a print of Leonardo's famous portrait.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Morpheus In Hell (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

I, prolugue, II, the angel morpheus/the major arcana, iii, jeu de la main. The title refers to quote attributed to Stan Brakhage regarding the avant garde artist: 'Orpheus has been too long in Hell.' Part II, alludes both to the sixth strophe of the Third Song of 'Les Chants du Maldoror' by le comte de Lautremont (Isador Ducasse) and to SIRUS REMEMEBERED by Brakhage. Occult imagery and romantic narrative are reformed by repetition and the element of chance.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Tom Chomont

Oblivion (1969) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

"Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, "Reaching for Oblivion" Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Love Objects (1971) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"...is edited with particular mastery: each cut seems calculated to interrupt the movement of the previous shot, replacing it with another movement or with stillness. Editing becomes as important as movement within the frame as a producer of rhythm." Fred Camper

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Tom Chomont

The Heavens/Earth (1978) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The Heavens"--Symmetrical chaos envelops a lone, topless man, whose symmetrical abstractions conjure up a psychadelic version of DaVinci's Vitruvian Man. "Earth"--Flashing lights illuminate black faces and dark eyes, oscillating between darkness and inverted lightness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Citron

Vigeland On Life (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

... Robert Citron began filming on 8mm at the age of 16 (in 1948) with an old Keystone camera and by 1962 had graduated to the best 8mm Bolex reflex. However, in 1963 he made the big jump to 16mm, and "Vigeland on Life" was his first film in the new gauge. During the winter of 1963-64, Mr. Citron was working at the University of Oslo, and while there he decided to make a film about the famous Vigeland statues which had left a great impression on him during previous visits to Norway. The idea of using the poetry from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, to match the symbolism of the statuary came while planning the film. The producer says combining the artistic skills of these two men was a great challenge. He first photographed each of Vigeland's 56b bronze statues with a 35 mm still camera, taking several pictures of each piece from various angles and under different conditions of illumination. The poetry was then selected to match these photographs which formed the basis of the actual shooting script. The epilogue from "The Discovery of the Future, " by H. G. Wells, was used to convey an overall philosophical climax to the poetic imagery. The film was shot in color and printed in black and white to obtain an ethereal quality, and all editing, fades and dissolves were done in the camera. "... The people who applauded felt that the thoughts Robert Citron of South Africa tried to illustrate in his film were about beauty, life and love. The people who walked out interpreted it to be about sex. Excerpts from Kahlil Gibran's philosophy were combined with the nude figures of Gustave Vigeland's sculpture. The poetry or pornography controversy inspired by the film certainly proves it had an impact. And it must have been cinematic, or Citron could not have made so many viewers uncomfortable with his perfectly stationary bronze people." -- Camille J. Cook, P. S. A. Journal

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Clark

Hollywood, Here I Am (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The most bizarre benefit to come from this film has been a one-year job as a staff writer at Warner Bros., during the WOODSTUCK regime--but then the producer of WOODSTUCK had a power struggle with the producer of CATCH-22-- and lost. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Clark

Scream King (1977) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A man walks to his left-handed throne, sits down, screams and he is king." J.C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shirley Clarke

Bridges-Go-Round (1958) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

"By my standards, Miss Clarke's picture, an eerie close-up of the metropolitan bridges, is extraordinary. A film that captures the bizarre magic of man-made spans with the movement of a lightning clap and with the same terrible beauty." -- Howard Thompson, The New York Times "A new creative development ... truly excellent." -- Mr. Hugh Gray, Dept. of Film, UCLA

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ira Cohen

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda, The (1968) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A classic underground film made in 1968, it is divided into three parts, the Opium Dream, Shaman, & Heavenly Blue Mylar Pavilions. A unique film by the originator of mylar photography "Combines Kabuki and Dr. Strange in the mythical realm and alchemical journey by an arcane master"--Julian Beck from Life Magazine's special end of the decade issue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

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

Beverly Conrad

Straight and Narrow (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, music

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight And Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon, not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film the colors which are so illusory in The Flicker are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images which alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Beverly Conrad

Four Square (1971) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker Tony Conrad.

Note: A four-screen film. Stereo 1/2-track tape--will produce stereo on 1/4-track machines--included, along with complete setup and projection instruction, four separate film reels, and a diagrammatic program note.

"FOUR SQUARE is designed for simultaneous projection by four projectors, on four screens arranged in a square which encloses the audience. In practice it is sometimes necessary to conform the distribution of projectors and screens to the available space. In so doing, a rule of thumb should be that the screens should be separated from one another as much and as symmetrically as possible, and the projectors should roughly face one another, in pairs. The audience, if seated, would do best to sit where it is possible to see two screens ahead and two off to the sides. A diagram of one such arrangement is included with the projectionist's instructions. The two loud-speakers should be widely separated and at opposite sides of the audience.

"This film extends the viewer-film relationship out into the space of the environment. Colors are introduced in such a way that they unbalance the normal receptivity of the viewer's eye to color. Then, throughout the simultaneity of very short events in different areas of the viewing area, relationships are developed around the varying speed of perception in different areas of the viewer's visual field.

"FOUR SQUARE is basically a film about Red, the space, and time. The sound is a tape of composition, 'Emergency Landing', which supports the free in interpolation of atmospheric events into the ambient space" -- Tony & Beverly Conrad

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Daniel Conrad

Circles (1969) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

An abstract composition of variations based on a thematic sequence of five interdissolving colors. The five colors cycle in concentric circular patterns which evolve spatially and temporally. Color interplay invokes certain visual phenomena which motivate the development of the composition.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Conrad

Flicker, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

This is a notorious film; it moves audiences into some space and time in which they may look around and find the movie happening in the room there with them. Much has been written about THE FLICKER. It is a library of peculiar visual materials, referenced to the frame-pulse at 24 frames per second. All flickering light is potentially hazardous for photogenic epileptics or photogenic migraine sufferers.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

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

Sharon Couzin

Deutschland Spiegel (1980) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

DEUTSCHLAND SPIEGEL is a film of light, shadow, air, stone, fences, soldiers, roads. And words. Footage from old German newsreels and parallel personal footage is edited and optically printed into counterpoint with images of a young boy. The loss of innocence is the boy's, the burden of understanding is ours. (Warning: contains proofs that things close in upon us without our noticing.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

Salve (1981) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

This film "plays" with language and history in a naive way, weaving, in the words of a child, a disappearing landscape into the fabric of a film of numbers, sounds, and textures. "There's a paradox at the center of Couzin's work, in that for all of the wariness of form and order her films express, they remain tightly organized, elegant formal studies. ... SALVE is her most paradoxical film and, I think, her richest. A young girl's discovery of 'the relationships between the quantities' -- of geometry, volume, time, and numbers -- is seen as an ineffably tragic development." -- Dave Kehr Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; SF Art Institute Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

Pauline (1985) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Pauline is a film that explores the friendship of two artists, obliquely, through the exploration of a house, a garden and a painting. The qualities of light and time are used to heighten the properties simple acts and objects may take on when mediated by these two elements. The primary subject of the film, then, is not an event, nor a story, but a sense of an artist's process and her relation to the world. "Through the use of a hand-held camera, Couzin takes us with her on a search for Pauline, a woman who had been her closest childhood friend. We travel through a labyrinth of extraordinary images which capture Pauline's world .... It is not Pauline's likeness we are looking for -- we see her image many times in the film -- but rather the elusive essence of who this childhood friend has grown up to be. ... But as Couzin searches through Pauline's world for this essence, we sense that she is also searching for another elusive presence; that is, the person she might have become." -- Hollie Lavenstein Exhibition: Millennium, NY; SF Art Institute Film Festival; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Walker Art Center; Chicago Frankfurt Exchange; SF Cinematheque; Pacific Film Archive; Philadelphia College of Art; Ithaca College; RIT; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Big Muddy Film Festival; Image Forum; Tokyo Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto; American Centers in Fukuoka, Osaka.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Cowan

Jangleflex (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Music

An abstract, rhythmically cut film with various images of women, some of whom are dancers. The sound track, which is semi-electronic, is composed and played by Cowan. --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

Robert Cowan

100 Chinese Opera Masks (1975) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Just what it says --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ray Craig

Signs of the Times (1962) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

A satire on advertising, examining the dilemma of the outer-directed man and revolving around a typical consumer beset by commercials and billboards until he is finally forced into action. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm 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

Ten Haiku (1976) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The short vignetted conceived in the spirit of Japanese haiku. Strong visual contrasts and moods using footage of urban life which, in turn, is blended with abstract imagery of bridges, streets, and nature. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Runner (1981) Super 8, color & b/w, 17.5 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Music, Structural

A film consisting primarily of rapid segments shot in and around New York City with original music and sound usually cut in equal length to each image. The principal subject of the film is New York street culture: birds, dogs, transportation, derelicts, pedestrians and seamy life, intercut with a very few fragments of nature, indoor and simple subjects. Each sound has been written as dialogue or collected from the radio or produced on synthesizer to accompany each image and establish attitude: amusement, amazement, contrast, bewilderment, humor, absurdity.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Bill Creston

I Saw Where You Was Last Night (1984) Super 8, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A 14-minute Super 8mm film which extends the ranges of Creston's earlier works, especially RUNNER, Leonard Moltz, and Open 7 Days. In this film, each segment is accompanied by original dialogue and monologue which permit the viewer direct access to the artist's underlying rationale for voyeurism. The writing reflects an uncanny ear for street talk and gesture. It is spoken with nuance and inflection by seven artist-actors under Creston's direction.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Anja Czioska

Four Film Scribbles (1993) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Anja Czioska

Ion Dance (1997) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Ion Garnica is a dancer of the Frankfurt Forsythe Ballet. It's a naked dance improvising performance only for the camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Anja Czioska

Shower Film (1992) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

The shower is filmed by two miniature cameras in the cabin. A few minutes later the shower film can be seen on the associated "showerbox.net" site on the Internet and can be downloaded on to your own computer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Anja Czioska

Shiwa (1991) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

You can see light film... and maybe a wonderful naked body. Musik of Yma Sumac.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Grover Dale

It's Coming, It's Going, It's Here, It Is Gone (1963) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

Incorporates a chance meeting between two boys (one black, one white) at an exhibition of mechanized pop sculpture, a few startling on-the-street interviews, and some stinging "color" songs improvised by five-year olds--G. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Herb Danska

Gift, The (1962) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

"THE GIFT is the most brilliantly original U. S. movie released so far in 1962, a stylistic tour d'esprit that employs a subtle and modern language of cinema to release a mood and distill a moment of great inward sweetness and intensity... Danska cuts restlessly from image to image, dims the screen to deceive the eye, blurs the voices to confuse the ear. Why? To diminish the impasse of each part of the picture, to force the spectator to see it whole" --Time Magazine

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $40.00

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

Torres Garcia (Spanish Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

Life and paintings of the Uruguayan artist during his American period in New York.

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

Hello...? (1975) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Hand-processed

"a colorful poem of the first copy-motion film... the system registers images directly from a color (xerox) duplicator model 6500... an original, versatil, unique system developed by Darino" --Back Stage

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Uruguay Hoy (Spanish Version) (1981) 16mm, color, 12.3/4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, 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

Dirk De Bruyn

Feyers (1979) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

"I was looking for textures and shapes that one encounters when closing one's eyes. The fire has been supplanted by the television for staring into during the evening. The film works with a similar trance-like state and invites the viewer to build personal imagery from the film's shapes."--Program Notes, MOMA, January 1986.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dirk De Bruyn

223 (1985) 16mm, color, 5.3/4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"With 223 I used Photographs from my past as a base. It gives the eyes something to come back to from the faster abstract shapes. The Pos/Neg flickering gives a feeling of depth. Its called 223 because I had some letterset of the numbers 223. There is a layering of images and techniques." -- D. bB. from "Where's Our Satellite," Melbourne, Australia (1985)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Charlotte Moorman's Avant-Garde Festival #9 (1965) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Cine-Sonnet. The film-maker's impressions of Charlotte Moorman's 9th Avant-Garde Festival of the Arts aboard the old steamboat, 'Alexander Hamilton,' docked at the South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16 Hudson River."--S.D.H.

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Storm De Hirsch

Cine-Songs Program (1969) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Six films in one reel: The Reticule of Love; The Recurring Dream; Aristotle; Malevitch at the Guggenheim; Silently, Bearing Totem of a Bird; Ives House: Woodstock

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Storm De Hirsch

Deep In The Mirror Imbedded (1965) Super 8, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

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

Recurring Dream, The (1965) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Reticule of Love, A (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Silently, Bearing Totem of a Bird (1962) Super 8, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Journey Around A Zero (1963) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

Zero are the violated, zero the redeemed, zero always in the round, molested by computation of an ache, a threat of hangman's thread or ballad dangling from the eye. --S. D. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Divinations (1964) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

The inner eye reveals its visionary powers through color, shape and sound. --S. D. H. "Among the best films of 1964." --P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Peyote Queen (1965) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A further exploration into the color of ritual, the color of thought; a journey through the underworld of sensory derangement. "A very beautiful work! The abstractions drawn directly on film are like the paintings of Miró moving at full speed to the rhythm of an African beat." -- D. Noguez, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise "Among my favorites ... beauty and excitement." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

Third Eye Butterfly (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

For dual-projection.

Where is the light coming from? The flavor of the colors are succulent to the long vision in the soul. How can dust cover the arrows of light? How can darkness favor oblivion in the face of light? The variations of soul-touch exist in the auras of illumination. The Great Eye dominates. --S. D. H.

"The 70mm-like effect of THIRDE EYE BUTTERFLY encourages the mind to work as a third eye by fusing the two side-by-side screens into a third meaning, just as Eisenstein caused the meanings of two juxtaposed shots to result in a third implied meaning." -Casey Charness, Columbia University

THIRD EYE BUTTERFLY requires DOUBLE SCREEN projection, i.e., Reel #1 and Reel #2 are to be projected simultaneously on two separate projectors with one screen area directly adjacent to the other. Reel #1 is to be projected on the LEFT screen; Reel #2 on the RIGHT. Synchronized start marks are indicated by a punch hole on the leader of each reel. BE SURE TO OBSERVE THIS SYNCHRONIZATION! Sound must be open on one projector only during projection (Reel #1).

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Storm De Hirsch

Trap Dance (1968) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

An Angry Arts "protestfilm" with black and white visuals. --S. D. H.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00 (DIGITAL EXHIBITION RATE)

Storm De Hirsch

September Express (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

"Cine-Sonnet. Rome to Venice. A study of time in motion. An accelerated montage of reflections and landscapes framed in the window of an express train running from Rome to Venice. Dedicated to the writings of J.W. Dunne, the collage of Kurt Schwitters and the cubistic paintings of Braque."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

Memorabilia (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, History, Landscape & Architecture

A film in honor of a memorial tomorrow. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

She Was A Visitor (1963) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

An autobiographical space trip across the bridge of the midnight color... --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Agrippa Depaula

Voodoo Grandmother Djatassi (1972) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is a body and earth, heart-beats in motion and stillness of heat - an expression of a human existence for cure. Yoseph shot by his feelings of a total presence after a long stay with the Djatassi tribe in Africa. He turned "reality" inside out and held it raw. I saw the most invisible of the most different and strange modes being most familiar and common with our own. A wholesome film, beautiful color of fluent images in a masterful pulse and pause.. and an example of a lean work of art." --Rafique Azzouny, U-P Screen

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

At Land (1944) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

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

At Land is another of Maya Deren's dream like films. The message which it transmits to and its main subject rests on the idea of the mutability of a personality. Maya said once that this film was made to show people the struggle to maintain the personal identity. The whole film has only 15 minutes, in which a whole life is subjectively described. It was made in the year of 1944, and Deren was the one who wrote, directed and played,the featured role in it, just like in her first movie Meshes of the Afternoon. Maya Deren is laying on the sand, and the ocean's waves are coming and going like if she had been spelled from it. This symbolic birth from the sea was particularly chosen to make us think of the role of education. She came from the sea, different from all the others who had influences and rules to follow since were born. Having the chance to find out by herself who she is and what she is doing there at that specific moment, like in a natural way maya would say, make her run. The film is all about her world exploration, her curiosity to discover what is in there, criticizing the society at that time which was not curious to know if there was any truth besides television or Hollywood. At the end, she chooses to go back to the sea after her incessant odyssey at land to find an identity.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Devensky

I Wish I Could Shimy Like My Sister Kate (1972) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Free -- only if requested with 3 other titles. Old maids of the "gay 90s" lament over Sister Kate's Shimmy. In the end they find that the shimmy is also possible for them! All synchronized to music's rhythm + words." --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Vampeer (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

VAMPEER is told through a color mist and floating vales. A non-narrative film in the tradition of the Weber-Watson "Fall of the House of Usher" (1928) VAMPEER retains all the genre clichesbut uses them atmospherically. It is a Gothic, surrealistic study in color and light. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Four Girls (1967) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

4 girls in front of a camera trying to be as still as possible while shot in a single fram sequence. Alternating with the girls are black spaces and single frame shots of store mannequins, skeletons, dolls, etc. The sound track is applied with household bleach and a fine pen, rows of dots producing the actual sounds heard, a kind of rushing roaring, the way breathing sounds through a stethoscope. The sound is synchronized directly with any live shot, the black spaces being left silent, building to a kind of expectancy as shots continually shorten. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Malanga (1967) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Gerard Malanga reads his poetry for 24 frames, dances to Velvet Underground for 24 frames, reads for 23 frames, dances for 23 frames, reads for 22 frames, etc., until he is doing both things alternately one frame at a time. An experiment in Audio-visual synaesthesia called Discontinuous film. No frame is missed however brief its exposure because the synthaesthesia increases efficiency of both eye and ear. --K. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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

Tom Dewitt

Atmos Fear (1966) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"An extraordinary film, which powerfully evokes the feeling of the city, but more important, a film of fine graphic design." -- Lenny Lipton "Things to watch for include: the way DeWitt thinks inside his camera, the use of single-frame techniques to enhance certain images, the lens-integrity in zoom and focusing effects (he borrowed Vanderbeek's equipment to make this film), and the moderate use of solarization (re-exposed/negative print) and multiple exposure. There is a lot to be learned from ATMOS FEAR." -- David Buehler

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Leap, The (1968) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

"THE LEAP is impressive for its mixture of pure video space with representational filmic space. Thus an ordinary man seems to interact physically with videographic apparitions, moving in and out of different time space realities, fluctuating between the physical and metaphysical with each stride of his leap toward freedom." -- Gene Youngblood "... a vividly visual abstraction set to electronic music (by Man Meyer) which commits chaos and absurdity to a sense of resolution ... a highly deserving prize winner." -- Norman K. Dorn The escape from the confines of the past by a release of inner energy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivienne Dick

Two Pigeons (1990) VHS NTSC, , 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

A short film which starts out like a documentary on London, in the park on a spring day and turns into a surreal landscape of ruins, mangled metals and wild flowers where two characters of indefinite gender are having some tea.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ron Dilg

Indwelling (1960) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

INDWELLING is a journey involved with the search from the everyday into the overday. It sings the song of pursuit, turmoil, encounter, balance, transcendence and structure. It wears the face of everyman-looking, finding, looking. The accumulations of existence. Composed as visual poetry. --R. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lisa DiLillo

Works By Lisa DiLillo (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

Corrections and Clarifications (2000) 10:00 Corrections and Clarifications is based on text taken from the Corrections sections of the New York Times and Science Magazine from January through June of 2000. The errors cover such subjects as space, time, religion, identity and perception. There are also corrections of unknown facts and estimated data. The image sources are mixed. They range from original recorded images to appropriated imagery from the media and movies so as to mix fact and fiction. Corrections and Clarifications investigates the relativity of truth by questioning what we believe to understand about our world and the role that the media has in that understanding. Circumscriptions (2000) 7:00 Circumscriptions is a seven minute experimental video thatenlists the circle as a template and access point to probe the concepts of perception, image making, and collective memory. The circle sometimes is a metaphor for the viewfinder and at other times a tunnel-like vehicle transmitting ancient texts and icons. Some of the many images included are abstractions of zootropes, film loops, perceptual devices, and the interior of the body. The frenetic images contaminate each other in implosions and explosions of cells and universes where societal culture and biological culture are not distinct. The visuals are very closely edited with the sound collage/composition of Stevie Wishart. The sound reinforces and plays with the concepts of the persistence of vision and the fragmented image. We see flip books and then art history books and then eventually a Lascaux cave painting literally comes to life, calling to mind the photographic series of horses by Eadweard Muybridge. The Cock Fight (1998) 3:15 The Cock Fight engages the viewer in a hypnotic orgy of violence, color, and speed so as to call into question the suductive powers of spectacles that glorify excessive displays of masculinity and bravado, overemphasize the importance of victors and victory, and disregard the consequences of its violent constructs. FBI Warning (1996) 2:00 silent A set of unofficial FBI warnings, starting with the ubiquitous FBI copyright warning. Engorge, Gobble & Gulp (4:30) 1994 A humorous allegory told through a surprise narrator that critiques societal control over the female body both in the aesthetic realm and the sexual realm. The narrator encourages women to participate in self exploration and guilt-free indulgence.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Gary Doberman

Sandwoman's Moon (1976) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

"Playing peek-a-boo with the moon."--Jane Brakhage, August 1977

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Domicile (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

"Think of a couple of things like they say: 'Limits are what any of us are inside of ...'; 'Verse consists of a constant and variant ....' Already the world is here, truly, and anyone who has ever had experience of actual confinement -- jail, hospital, body, army -- common to the human state can't really be patient with any assumption that we need to do it to ourselves .... "In this film there is a simple accessible constant which you will have no difficulty in recognizing. There is an equally apparent variable. So your question - to phrase it poorly - might be, what is it that is being measured here? "The materials of this film are personal, comfortably so. Nothing in that way distorted or untoward. But the choices of the artist are both crucial and defining, and there is evident attention to what he has called boundaries. "This ... is a beautiful film, factually, with a lovely shifting counterpoint in the pacing. Like an old slow blues, after some up-tempo number -- so, read it and think." -- Robert Creeley, Was That a Real Poem and Other Essays

Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Moieties, The (1978) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Structural

"... where beads of light searching out 'the beloved' do pulse with the beat of the filmmaker's heart in perfect contrapuntal rhythm with all else in the frame of that sequence." -- Stan Brakhage, World Film Festival of Canada

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Nimbus (1978) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

For Jim Healy. NIMBUS "...was Robert Creeley's first choice to show in conjunction with a lecture at Rocky Mountain Film Center in 1978. This film owes much to Creeley's poetry and Edward Hopper's paintings, although no conscious consideration structured the working process - Hopper in the sense that Brian O'Doherty writes of the paintings as displaying "an observed, an observer and a witness." --G.D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Trivia (1980) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

"TRIVIA was Brakhage's choice out of all my films up to that point to be shown at the School of the Chicago Art Institute on a program with a Werner Herzog film. There was a definite poetic justice to this unplanned coincidental combination of TRIVIA with a Herzog film. TRIVIA could be described as the Old World in the New World, Bruegel's Icarus having a "bad day" in the New World, a New World Aesthetic response to Herzog's Old World sentimental Romanticism of the New World. "--G.D. "There is myth, there are objects, and only for a moment can they meet, inform each other, and then part. If myth must inevitably unravel and if, at a moment in time, meet its diminished successor, that moment is this film." -- Ed Schwartz

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia I (1981) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"It hurt my eyes, there was too much TV in it." - Stan Brakhage "Television is vulgar, a vulgarity thrown in the face of, against the fact of, serious art .... [Y]et vulgarity is impossible without its opposite; vulgarity implies good manners, propriety, a kind of aesthetic seriousness of measure .... The fact of television and the fact of its conquering our environment cannot be used any longer by the well-mannered Modernist as a manifestation of mere vulgarity .... If the artist must continually fight to paint or give form to what he sees then Manet's fight to have the cafes as a serious subject for painting is inherited today as the fight for the acknowledgement that television is what the artist sees." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context" "When you said you were working with televison, I knew you were on to something because television is forbidden territory." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia III Estar Print (1983) 16mm, color, 24.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"After seeing this film, I can now really understand your need to differentiate what you're doing from collage. These films are not collage. It really is an image of an image [system]." -- Fred Worden "The roll bar! The roll bar, yes! ... very enthusiastic about this film!" -- Kurt Kren "Images cannot contain experience. Images can only contain the image of experience. The image is not an 'equivalency' of experience, it substitutes itself for experience." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context"

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia IV (1984) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"... the line between public and private imagery." -- Fred Worden "This film completely delivers on all your verbal promises about what the Aporias can conceptualize. Your most important film up to this point." -- Carl Williams "In an aesthetic sense, the roll bar -- the black bar on film created by the gap between the mechanical motion of the film strip and the electronic scan of the television -- is the indexical sign, the physical scar of the unbridgeable gap between two mediums, two ontologies, forced to cohabit the same materiality, and in a larger sense much more, the physical manifestation of an entire conceptual rupture." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context"

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia V (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A narrative so to speak, a threatening environment, a space which opens up in a 'wall,' revealing, a threat that speaks across mediumistic boundaries." -- Ed Schwartz An aporian myth would intertwine elements so that where one thing began and the other ended would become the subject of the film. An aporian myth would be analogous to recombinate DNA research where a thing is not merely just itself but also another thing simultaneously. Such a myth would fulfill the artist's responsibility to conceptualize context. The film is based on the myth of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Xavier Domingo

Amazons (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A fiction science monologue about artificial fertilization and its consequences, delivered by four characters interacting with the text.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Michel Doret

Videos (2000) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Michel's Video Studio has so far produced three series: 1. The New York series 2. The Art series 3. The religious series. Total: Over 160 films of all lengths (short, medium and full-length features.). Request On-line Catalog. While a serious theatrical distributor is being sought, the following 4 samples can be ordered in DVD and/or VHS format: I. For the New York series. - 1. A Stroll through Manhattan. Running time: approx. 1hr.25m. This full-length feature on video support is the first episode of a trilogy registered by The Writers Guild of America, west, entitled A New Person. DVD Rent: $120.00. DVD Sale: $240.00 - 2. Independence Day 2003. Running time: approx. 50m. 4th of July celebration on Long Island, including an historic revival at Sagamore Hill and Fireworks at Jones Beach. DVD Rent: $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 II. For the Art series. - Three Collections. Running time: approx.1hr.10m. A full-length feature presentation of the three audio-visual artistic styles contributed in recent years by Artist Michel Doret, including acrylic paintings and collages in Primitive Surrealism of Total Art, The New Art 2002 and Spontaneism. DVD Rent: $70.00. DVD Sale: $140.00 III. For the Religious series. - An Italian Mass. Running time: less than 1 hr. A good sample of the religious series and of the foreign language creations. Mothers' Day Mass in Italian at St. Brigid's on Long Island 2003. DVD Rent $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 To see or order more samples from over 160, request the On-line Catalog entitled: "Video Films 2003" by Michel's Video Studio." All films are available for licensing and/or outright sale. Studio's Policy for Samples. DVD Renting: approx. $1.00 per minute. DVD Sale: approx. $2.00 per minute.

Cecilia Dougherty

Grapefruit (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 39 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, History

"In Cecilia Dougherty's Grapefruit, based obliquely on Yoko Ono's book, often ludicrous moments from John and Yoko's charmed history are reconstructed. An all-female cast (aside from one male go-go dancer) makes this a gentle mockery lingering on the banal squabbles of the Fab Four and John and Yoko's deliberate denuding of their private lives. The ersatz philosophy comically espoused in Grapefruit casts doubt on the past's ability to adequately inform the present. For Dougherty, this glance backwards doesn't seek reassurance or queasy remembrance. It's an experiment in crippled nostalgia." -- Steve Seid Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Joe-Joe (1993) VHS NTSC, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"In this tape, the life of gay playwright Joe Orton becomes the raw material for a queer lesbian theater of the absurd. Dougherty and Singer manage to create just the right visual universe for Joe-Joe and for their various enterprises: literary, sexual, familiar and otherwise. Primitive pixelvision-" -- Judith Halberstam Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

My Failure to Assimilate (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"In My Failure to Assimilate, conversation, experience and descriptive memory are collaged together to create a range of intimate, disjunctive portraits-contrasted with a contemplative voyeurism. Simple street scenes and exteriors take on mythic proportions [and] the formal elements are resolutely video-graphic-lush, saturated and strobed." -- Leah Gilliam and Elisabeth Subrin Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Dream and The Waking, The (1997) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

"In The dream and the waking, tongue, speech, have disappeared almost entirely. Instead, language scrolls across the screen as we travel by bus through a grim and crumbling cityscape. Language reveals itself as material, image. The film takes place from behind the eyes of the filmmaker, enduring a weekly round-trip from New York to her job in Boston, and exhausting and demoralizing routing. But editing opens a line of escape, induces proprioceptive states that counter the landscape's narcoleptic effect. Filters and stop-motion, layering, sweep us away. The freeway, conveyor belt to hell, populated by zombies, metamorphoses into a lush poetics of shifting geometries. The landscape tilts, skids away in slow-motion-a carnival ride where the distancing of interpretive thought is subsumed in a molasses careen of sensation-a strange suturing occurs between mind and body, viewer and viewed. The video ends, the pleasurable estrangement lingers." -- Leah Gilliam and Elisabeth Subrin Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Laurie (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

This tape is a stylized, sentimentalized, romanticized portrait of East Village writer Laurie Weeks. Weeks's writing is a combination of fact, fiction and fear, and I have tried to capture those qualities on tape. A good deal of melodrama seems to capture the mood precisely. Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

James Douglas

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Speed Queen (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A personal fantasy. Repeating and recurring images. Grain, hesitation, flash, black, and light rhythm rhythm. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles W. Drew

Epic Journey of Littleman Small, The (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A silent exercise in symbolism and futility. Littleman Small, a character in mime makeup, enters into and passes thru the town observing and, by his observation, commenting as he observes. --C. W. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Drummond

Slipstrip (1970) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Fred Dummond... represent(s) the best in English independent film. Multi-media, group cooperative, George Landow-influenced, sculpture on film." --Warren Sonbert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Duga

Man (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Collage Animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Dunkley-Smith

Train Fixation (1977) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four parallel train tracks-the urban landscape beyond is 'masked' and 're-framed' by the doors, windows, gaps between cars, of the passing trains. Camera runs only as train passes--time is re-constituted according to railway schedules. --J. D.-S.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Viking/Jan Eggeling/Nordlander

Symphonie Diagonale (1924) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

This short film is an experiment to discover the basic principles of the organization of time intervals in the film medium. They are, said the filmmaker, 'analogous to, but in no sense dependent upon, the abstract designs of Malevich and Klee.'" --Museum of Modern Art catalogue.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeroen Eisinga

40-44-PG (1993) 16mm, , 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

On a small B road outside the city, near an electric mast, a Volkswagen Beetle circles around without a driver. Within the same circuit a blindfolded man walks in the in opposite direction from the car. From time to time he narrowly misses the mechanically-drive vehicle. There is never an actual collision, and he doesn't get run over. In the distance a black parked car can sometimes be detected

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Desire / Yearning (2002) 16mm, , 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A dead zebra lies on a black and white checkered floor and gradually deflates over a period of several months, filmed in time lapse. The corpse appears to be breathing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ed Emshwiller

Thermogenesis (1972) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Dance Chromatic (1959) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A fusion of dance, abstract painting, and a percussive score achieving a hypnotic and strongly rhythmic synthesis. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Transformation (1959) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

The pointillist score accompanies changing line, form, and color to create an animated film painting, achieved through the exploration of spontaneous abstractions. Utilizes evolving changes style, technique and rhythm. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

George Dumpson's Place (1965) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

George Dumpson was a scavenger. He created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon. To me he epitomized the soul of the artist. He put together what things he could in such a way as to satisfy some inner need, just as I had to make this picture of him and his place.

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

Edward English

Spaceways (1960's) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Made with Sun-Ra. This print is faded.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Victor Faccinto

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Gudmundur Gudmundsson Ferro

Grimaces (1967) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"GRIMACES is just what it says: grimaces. You see 180 internationally known artists making faces. The soundtrack is Lettrist poetry." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Crystal Field

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Guy Fihman

Ultra Rouge Infra Violet (1974) 16mm, color, 30.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET introduit une pure CINE CHROMIE (espace temps mouvement/chromatique): pour tout mouvement ce film ne comporte que des variations chromatiques operees sur une image fixe reprise du tableau de Pissaro, LES TOITS ROUGES. Les mouvements et les vitesses des couleurs dans une totale fixite, et au lieu des couleurs vues les couleurs visibles: Par la seule variation des systems chromatiques ternaires s'engendre a partir d'un systeme restreint d'elements, la multiplicite chromatique (le film comporte plus de 20,000 varietes) que l'on retrouve partiellement dans le chronogrammes d'ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET en pigment 'Xerox'. --G. F. ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET introduces a pure CINE CHROMIE (a space of time movement/color): the movement in this film only consists of variations in color operating on a fixed image based on a Pissaro painting, LES TOITS ROUGES. The movements and speeds of the colors are in a total fixation, and in place of seen colors, visible colors: by this sole variation, the ternary color schemes create a system of elemental restraint, the color multiplicity (in this film consists of more than 20,000 variations) that is found partially in the chronograms of ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET in a Xerox pigment.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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

Charles Henri Ford

Poem Posters (1967) 16mm, color, 24 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

... with real-life portraits of Jayne Mansfield, Frak O'Hara, Ruth Ford, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, Rudy Gernreich, Jonas Mekas and others. --C. H. F. Poem Posters (1967), by Charles Henri Ford. Probably filmed in 1966, with motif of an exhibition of Ford’s large-scale text-image collages, it is an invaluable historical document that shows Factory stars Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga cavorting with Beat legend William Burroughs, musician Ned Rorem, film critic Parker Tyler, literary enfant terribles Frank O’Hara and Ted Berrigan, pop artists Jim Rosenquist and Andy Warhol, and many fabulous unknowns. Jane Mansfield makes a show-stopping appearance--this is probably one of her last images. The soundtrack mixes free jazz (by John Handy), ambient sound, the voices of gallery visitors, Charles Ford reading his own poetry, and a wry commentary by Al Hansen. It is a collaborative enterprise, with camerawork by such luminaries as Marie Menken, Willard Maas, Charles Boultenhouse, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Whitman, Andy Warhol, Rudy Wirtschafter, and Stan Vanderbeek. One can track the influence of almost all of them in the final mix, a luscious color print rich in superimpositions, fish-eye views, and pixelations. --Juan Suarez Documentary of Ford's photo-lithograph exhibition at Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Hollis Frampton

Manual of Arms (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Courtly dances with friends and lovers, in the form of a 14 part drill for the camera, incorporating physiognomic & locomotor evidence related to the lens by 13 artists and an historian, namely: C. Andre, B. Brown, R. Castoro, L. Childs, B. Goldensohn, R. Huot, E. Lloyd, L. Lozano, L. Meyer, L. Poons, M. Snow, M. Steinbrechner, T. Tharp, J. Wieland.

Rental: $34.00
16mm Rental: $34.00

Hollis Frampton

Snowblind (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Homage to Michael Snow's environmental sculpture 'Blind.' The film proposes analogies, in imitation of 3 historic montage styles, for three perceptual modes mimed by that work.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Hollis Frampton

Artificial Light (1969) 16mm, black and white, 25.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

"ARTIFICIAL LIGHT repeats variations on a single filmic utterance twenty times. The same phrase is a series of portrait shots of a group of young New York artists talking, drinking wine, laughing, smoking, informally. The individual portrait-shots follow each other with almost academic smoothness in lap-dissolves ending in two shots of the entire group followed by a dolly shot into a picture of the moon... There is a chasm between the phrase and its formal inflections. That chasm is intellectual as well as formal. Frampton loves an outrageous hypothesis; his films, all of them, take the shape of logical formulae. Usually the logic he invokes is that of the paradox... In a recent lecture at the Millennium in New York, Frampton hypothesized an atemporal alternative to the history of cinema, illustrated by a sequence of his works. With ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, which was not completed in time for that lecture, he challenges the newest historical phase of the formal cinema, the Structural film." - P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture Reader

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Hollis Frampton

Yellow Springs (Magellan: Vanishing Point #1) (1972) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"A portrait of the filmmaker, Paul Sharits, in particular response to energies he generated one May afternoon in 1971."--H.F.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

For Georgia O'Keeffe (1976) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"...one of several films that Frampton planned to go into a 'portrait gallery' somewhere toward the end of MAGELLAN. He finished only two other films for this section--YELLOW SPRINGS (1972) and QUATERNION (1976), portraits of Paul Sharits and James Rosenquist respectively. As self-reflexive as the rest of MAGELLAN, these films acknowledge and explore debts that the films of the cycle owe to other artists. O'KEEFE consists of a series of static shots of a skycraper at night, recalling her 1925 painting 'Radiator Building, Night,' which emphasizes the structure's checkered pattern of lights. Like painting and still photography, each Frampton shot is static, but since each has a different pattern of lights than the one before, cinema's time dimension is also affirmed, thereby distinguishing it from painting and photographs. (Apparently slight variations within recurring identical shots or series of shots is the format of many Frampton films.) To avoid even the 'apparent motion' of cutting from one pattern of lights to another, frampton has spliced twenty-four frames of blue leader between shots. The homage to O'Keeffe, and the film's study of the relations among painting-photography-film, is even more complex than appears since O'Keeffe was living with pioneer photographer Alfred Stieglitz when she painted 'Radiator Building, Night.' If his work in part inspired this painting (it is more 'mythic' than documentary), it inspired in turn his thirties photographs of skyscrapers--taken from the apartment near the top of the Shelton where she painted 'Radiator Building, Night."--Brian Henderson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Quaternion (1976) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Kazutomo Fujino

Eater, An (1963) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

"The director, born in 1928, is also one of Japan's best-known surrealist painters. Made in 1963, this very funny surrealist extravaganza was shown at the Knokke-Le-Zoute Experimental Festival in Belgium and received a special award honoring the Japanese entries. Of it the London Financial Times (of all publications) said: '... This is a very striking... macabre comedy.'"--Donald Richie

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

John Gati

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Gati

Effects (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A two minute film-study made by the most recent optical-light-shapes technique as art-form. This study also includes techniques of reflected, projected and time-lapse phototgraphed images. All of them designed, built and photographed by John Gati.--J. G. "This short production is a fine example of an area of creative art on film done without paint pots or paint brushes. "EFFECTS is a two-minute short, without story content. It is true to its title: EFFECTS... it is abstract forms in constant interplay of rhythmic patterns and radiant colors with an occasional flow-through of a live human form."--Op Cel

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Monkey Dream (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Inspired by a dream of a monkey who tells "stories" by waving a stick that emits abstract shapes, light and movement, this is the "story" of a sculptor making sculpture. It is also a form of dreaming with Cinema. Constructed in lush, layered images, we see sculpture, Jon von Bergen at work but the true subject of this filmic tapestry is the elusive and enigmatic quality of the creative process.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

3% Vision (2000) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

3% VISION indicates a severe limit to perception, where dark and light, bustle and calm, murmur and din are measured on an inconceivably thin margin. In this spare, concentrated work, a composer and a visual artist operate on separate yet intersecting paths to create a video which depicts the chasm between one man and the rest of the sighted, passing world. This synthesis of music and moving image is bare and stripped to essentials. It presents fleeting images of an individual, fragile and surrounded, who perseveres in the undertow of an impervious social current. Video sale price: 40.00 (individuals); 150.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

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

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

Madeleine Gekiere

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Peter Gidal

Silent Partner (1977) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"... the film as process works with the spectator in process. The narrative of action is rejected, or displayed as a set of impossible fragments (hints of human activity in SILENT PARTNER).... the questioning of legibility... and throughout the film the possibility that the siting of objects at screen edge yields another set of illegibilities... Partly an intensification of the subject, its ironic disintegration and dissolution forcing its contradictions fragment both text and artist-subject (present everywhere and nowhere: Beckett, Warhol, Duchamp).... a refusal of the ordering of space, the first rule of fictional/documentary cinema... nil return in producing the divided subject... constructed in an act of capture... an interrogation of that capture..." --Al Rees, Silent Partner, BFI Catalog 1977/78

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Lil Picard (1981) 16mm, color, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, History

Lil Picard, the colorful, outrageous art world personality, performance and collage artist, and critic, tells her story, from Belle Epoque Belle, to Berlin Twenties Cabaret dancer, Thirties journalist and refugee from Hitler's Germany, to her long involvement with the art world and its artists. Lil's story, which she tells with Rousseau-like honesty, reflects the history of the times. "Silvianna Goldsmith's LIL PICARD is extraordinary for two reasons. First, because the subject lets herself be recorded stating the most candid account of her exciting and long life. She states that she had a forest of penises to choose from. ... These and other truly candid revelations are an eye opener. Second, the picture is a first class work of historical journalism, showing the life and career of one of this country's most interesting woman artists and journalists in a true and open portrayal. Lil's life from childhood to senior citizenship was a tour through great events." -- Charles I. Levine Exhibition: Anthology Film Archives, 1981; accepted, Jewish Film Festival, Paris, 1986.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Victor Grauer

Composition 1 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Inspired by Mondrian, Brakhage and Kubelka. Strips of clear vs. opaque leader and white noise vs. silence. A strictly canonic, serial structure. One of my first ventures into neomodernism.--V. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Head (1975) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Red Grooms

Red Grooms' Target Discount Store (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker: Al Kraning. Possibly no other environmental sculpture outside of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, has ever attempted to match the herculean and zany scale of a contemporary American discount store! A vived documentation of the construction, painting, and exhibtion of RED GROOMS' TARGET DISCOUNT STORE, made in Minneapolis in the spring of 1970. an unusually intimate observation of Red Grooms working with a group of artists, creating a large scale environmental sculpture, under and in unusaul circumstances. Filmed by Al Kraning, the talented of BANANA TRAPPING and other films. Rated G: deucational and entertaining.--R. G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $100

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Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

About a Tapestry (1973) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

In Hermann Hesse's study hung a colorful tapestry composed of birds, beasts, trees and flowers. The flora and fauna represented a universe of harmony, the celebration of life, woven by delighted hands. Its praise and influence upon his work are evoked in the words from Hesse's own journal. 'On the wall of my studio hangs a tapestry...' So begin the words of Hermann Hesse in writing about his favorite tapestry. Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch, his daughter-in-law, has filmed the tapestry and used his words to describe its beautiful folkloric and dream-like forms. The viewer thus enters the philosophical world of Hermann Hesse. --I. H. R.

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $23.00

Gerrit Hilhorst

Film (for Jasper Johns) () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A silent color film -- 26 transparent images to Jasper Johns.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Solrun Hoaas

At Edge (1978) 16mm, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

With Judith Wright Filmed in the autumn and winter of 1978, just after the poet Judith Wright had moved "Edge" in the Half-Moon Wildlife District, Mongarlowe, NSW, AT EDGE communicates a relationship between the poet and her bush environment. In the film Judith Wright speaks her mind about her work on conservation and her poetry she comments on film rushes shown to her; she reads several poems, some written at the time of filming. Entirely filmed at "Edge."

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Solrun Hoaas

Effacement (1978) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

EFFACEMENT shows a Japanese Noh mask maker, Taniguchi Akiko, at work on her masks in her Tokyo studio. She carves the mask, paints, and moves it in the pace of an actor's movements on the traditional stage.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jim Hubbard

Dance, The (1992) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

An intimate portrait of songwriters, performance artists and lovers Dan Martin and Michael Biello, THE DANCE explores the interconnectedness of their domestic life, art work and selfless devotion to a community of artists they have helped to create and support. The film uses hand-processed footage to convey the emotional intensity of their lives. The handmade quality of the film imparts a sense of poignancy and brotherly loving in the era of AIDS. Based on "The Dance," a song about living on in the face of loss, with music by Dan Martin and lyrics by Michael Biello.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Angel Hurtado

Venezia () 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A visual poem to the glory of Venice by the gifted young Venezuelan painter, with music by Vivaldi." --G. Weinberg

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

Ai (Love) (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Sound by Yoko Ono "I have seen a number of Japanese avant-garde films at Brussels International Experimental Film Festival, at Cannes and at other places. Of all those films, Iimura's LOVE stands out in its very beauty and originality, a film poem, with no usual pseudo-surrealist imagery. Closest comparison would be Brakhage's LOVING or Jack Smith's FLAMING CREATURES. ... [A] poetic and sensuous exploration of the body ... fluid, direct, beautiful." -- Jonas Mekas, Film Culture

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lewis Jacobs

Gothic Art (1961) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, History

"A search for spiritual beauty in an ugly world--that is the art of Northern Europe from the late 12th to the 15th century as seen in the great cathedrals and their decoration. Emphasis is placed on determining the origins of Gothic art as manifested in St. denis and Chartres. Structural development are interwoven with iconographic, stylistic, religious and cultural aspects to provide a synthesis of the spectrum of emergin art forms in the period."--L.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lewis Jacobs

Rise of Greek Art, The (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, History

"An appreciation of the close relationship between Greek cultural history and the evolution of visual expression is developed through a study of the major monuments of the period and with diagrams. A coherent picture of the development of Hellenic art from the geometric 8th Century B.C. to the Classical Age of Pericles in the 5th Century. In broad scope, the rise of Greek art is followed through its various periods, cutting across art forms from architecture to sculpture to pottery with its painted decorations."--L.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Nisi Jacobs

Nothing/Moving: A Multicellular Organigram (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

NOTHING/MOVING was created for the exhibition of Jonas Mekas: Fragments of Paradise at the Maya Stendhal Gallery, NYC, as a single monitor multichannel installation based on Jonas Mekas’ epic film "As I was Moving Ahead Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty," 16mm, 2000. Diary footage of twenty-five years of living in SoHo, New York City, and spontaneous voice-over commentary are used as raw material, along with fragments of soundtrack from Louie Malle’s Zazie dans le Metro, which I first saw at Mekas’ Anthology in SoHo in 1976, and exotic bird calls forming a visual/aural poem homage to Jonas Mekas.. --N. J.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Jordan

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

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

Larry Jordan

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Nancy Kendall

Almira 38 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

With Gay Delanghe. ... a dance poem, a tribute to a woman who sought a freedom, an abstract film in Michigan Gothic.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Michael Kuchar

Fragments (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual drift into the realm of electric colors, sensual curves and dark, dank grasslands, where one is lost with himself.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Lebrun

Tanka (1976) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Gunapipi Quartet, The (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four abstracts that may have been inspired by the spirit of Arnhem Land's geomancy. I'll trade you a print of QUARTET for air-fare to Ayher's Rock. --D. L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Fernand Leger

Ballet Mechanique: Kiesler Version (1924) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

"One unique aspect of this version is that the prints are being struck from the original 35mm nitrate print and they contain the original image detail; while all the other prints available are washed out, contrasty. The images of this version are 'realistic' while the images of other versions seem to be 'abstracted'. --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Berlin Horse (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

BERLIN HORSE is a synthesis of a number of works which explore the transformation of the image by re-filming from the screen and by complex printing techniques. There are two original sequences: a piece of early newsreel and a section of 8mm film shot in Berlin -- a village in North Germany. The 8mm material is refilmed in various ways from the screen onto 16mm and that in turn used for permutative superimposition and color treatment in the printer. The music is composed for the film by Brian Eno and like elements of the image, explores off-setting loops with each other so that their phases shift. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Academic Still Life (Cezanne) (1977) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

As the title indicates this is a deliberately academic work, conceived in much the same way that a composer might make a 'study'. It is not about a Cezanne painting, but attempts to apply certain concepts related to the relativity of changing viewpoints in observation and recording. In much the same way as a Cezanne painting records within its image, the problem of stabilizing a perception and the way in which shifts in viewpoint modify the spatial experience, the film uses time lapse and time exposure to seek a filmic equivalent for this aesthetic. --M. L. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A cinematic mosaic of a face, with moving images rather than stationary tiles. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Peaches & Cream (1964) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"The collage paintings of Stanley Fisher: sin, sex, and gore blaring across the screen." -- P. M. "PEACHES AND CREAM, which closes in on the paintings and gets rid of the spectators' distance, is a spectacular success. The camera supplies visual movement to these spatially static canvases. Something is happening -- never mind if it's art. For five minutes or so one can tap one's foot to the music and look." -- Arts Magazine

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Si See Sunni (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of Sunni, a modern mystic with a BA from Vassar and an MA from Harvard. Her past told with the Tarot cards. She is also publisher/editor of Filmmakers' Newsletter.

Rental: $22.00
16mm Rental: $22.00

Charles I. Levine

Bessie Smith (1968) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A cinematic tribute to the late blues singer Bessie Smith, with Bessie Smith as she appeared in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues and songs sung by her as well as a commentary read by Joseph Marzano. "It's the best film I've seen this year .... A masterpiece." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Later Later Dutch Master Later (1993) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Conceived, performed and edited by Saul Levine. Camera by Pelle Lowe. The title says it. "A film in the old style." -- Bill Brand

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

Saul Levine

Bopping the Great Wall of China Blue: A Few Tunes Going Out. Part I (1981) super8mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"A portrait of disc jockey Mai Cramer, filmmaker Dan Barnett, and Levine himself. The film cuts between Cramer talking, Barnett working and touring China and Levine engaged in the routines of his life. Incorporated into the portrait are shots of an astronaut floating in space, clouds passing and Chinese women performing their daily exercise. As vast space and clouds float by, the film mixes daily routines, foreign locales and the expanse of the universe in a work of cinematic music and dance." -- Marjorie Keller, program note, Collective for Living Cinema, 1983

Rental: $26.00
16mm Rental: $26.00

Saul Levine

Raps And Chants (1981) super8mm, color, 25.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"RAPS AND CHANTS is also without the typical cataract of cuts. The first part is a man's monologue about a grueling LSD adventure (even the image is a washout), and the second is the portrait of a woman, gleefully milking cacophony from a tape recorder by rapidly playing with the buttons. It is an essay in the filmmaker's twofold aesthetic: the roughness and punch of experience remains without cosmetics, unsentimentalized, uninterpreted; instead, the material of its transmission, image, and sound, becomes the field of cathartic, nervous play, a wild Hasidic dance." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice "The filmmaker and collagist John Broderick tells (and sings) a story of a remarkable acid trip and the filmmaker, painter and collagist Caroline Avery laughingly plays a jazz tape recorder." -- Marjorie Keller

Rental: $85.00
Super8 Rental: $85.00

Saul Levine

Melts Into Air (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

N.B. Project at 18 fps. ALL THAT'S SOLID (and) MELTS INTO AIR are each separate films shot at an exhibition of the urban landscape artist Tyree Suyton in Cambridge at Harvard. I was struck by the redemptive critical and visionary character of his work which struck me as similar to G. M. Hopkins or Clarence Smith. Coincidentally as I was shooting these films I went to screenings of Charles Burnett and asked him what film he would like to make but couldn't get the money for. He replied a feature narrative about Tyree Suyton. So I put together 4 of the films from Spring 2000 into a 4 film work called 4 FOR CHARLES BURNETT. All That's Solid Melts Into Air. They are All That's Solid Light Lick Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe Melts into Air

Rental: $20.00
Super8 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

David Liban

Friction (1997) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Psychology & Mental Health

Friction is about an artist dealing with the death of a sister and the break-up of a relationship. ÊThis artist uses his art to help cope and come to terms with these losses. The film explores both "loss" and the "creative process."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Lana Lin

Almost the Cocktail Hour (1997) 16mm, color, 56 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A hybrid experimental narrative/biography that interprets Jane Bowles as a woman paralyzed by conflict -- an expatriate, lesbian, alcoholic, and wife of the more celebrated writer Paul Bowles. "A thoughtful and unique consideration of writer Jane Bowles as well as a sympathetic sketch of the desire to claim her, to connect with her, generations later." -- Carl Bogner, the Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

Robin Lloyd

Dan Basen (1970) color, 12 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Portrait of an artist as Apollo, sacrificial lamb, paranoid schizophrenic, and suicide. NY, NY 1970

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Marie Losier

Bird, Bath & Beyond (2003) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Philosophical

A dream-document of Mike Kuchar, floating through his memories, as the sea, space and sky drift past. Wrapped in odd costumes, he frolics with the imaginary creatures surrounding him, and recalls the creatures of his own imagination.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rose Lowder

Parcelle (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The French term parcelle refers to a fragment, particle or bit. Composed frame by frame in the camera, the film rests upon the alternate appearance and variable duration of tiny colored squares and circles placed on a black background and inserted in series between plain white or colored images. Although the film may appear conventional on a technical level, conceptually this is not the case given that the work is based on situations where the sense of perception processes images in various time lengths according to the characteristics viewed.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere Compose: Composed Recurrence. (1981) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

The first third of the film corresponds exactly to RETOUR D'UN REPERE (1979). In RETOUR D'UN REPERE COMPOSE the same material is presented successively in three versions: a straight single print; a combined picture print printed twice onto the same film strip; and a combined picture print printed slightly differently thrice onto one piece of film, each version organizing a differing approach to perception of the composed visual construction. --R. L.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Robert Luttrell

Implosion (1974) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IMPLOSION is an optical film (printed by the film-maker himself) of contra-gravitational images in space. The film was made in Amsterdam at the Dutch Filmmakers Koop. The sound track was composed by the film-maker specifically for the film for a synchronous sound and sight display. --R. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Willard Maas

Geography of the Body (1943) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Literature & Theater

Commentary by the British poet, George Barker. An analogical pilgrimage evokes the terrors and splendors of the human body as the undiscovered, mysterious continent. Extreme magnification increases the ambiguity of the visuals, tongue-in-cheek commentary counteracts or reinforces their sexual implications. The method is that used by the imagist-symbolist poet.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

J. M. Magrini

Suffering the Legitimacy of Aesthetics (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film explores art as a legitimate species of autonomous knowledge. Beyond a playful subject for the science of aesthetics to interrogate, art is the superlative happening of truth in which knowledge is disclosed and historically appropriated by those who preserve the work. "A daring film, and exactly what good experimental film should be. Beautifully haunting dream-like imagery and original, mood-altering music, with insightful words that resonate in your conscience." ~ Short Buzz ~

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Babette Mangolte

Cold Eye, The (My Darling, Be Careful) (1988) 16mm, black and white, 90.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A "narrative" film centered around young artists living in New York City in 1979. The film is about a certain stage in the development of a young artist confronting the real world in terms of her own idealistic notions of what art is supposed to do. You never see her. She is the camera's eye and when someone says to the camera "My darling be careful," it could be addressing her or you spectator. The subjective camera set-up, and challanges your position as an impartial observer. --B. M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Katrina Martin

Silkscreen (1978) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

These Japanese master silkscreen painters were beautiful to watch, and I filmed them to watch them better and to create a document. Again, this film has definite content. I felt obliged to shoot so that one could see clearly what was happening in front of the camera, but at the same time, I wanted to make a moving picture that had my own imagining as its source. SILKSCREENS is based on the rhyhm and the precise, repetitive movements of the printers and the printing process, and on the graphic lines not only of the image they were producing but also of the one I was making with my camera. I used the close up alot, to build meaning from detail, because it isolates the records while giving a clear, graphic image that can leave representation aside. --K. M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Mazière

Cezanne's Eye (1991) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

"Cezanne's Eye is the most significant brushstroke/camera movement film in the history of cinema." -- Stan Brakhage Cezanne's Eye II is an experiential journey through the body of a unique landscape - that of Cezanne's Provence. Using intuitive and expressionist visual language and a striking specially composed soundtrack the film is a movement through land, sky, colour, sound and music that is both sensual and visually challenging. The explicit reference point in Maziere's Cezanne films is an acknowledgement of that post-impressionist project, namely the relativisation of vision, of significance as embedded in language and convention. Consequently the artist is left with the perpetual task and hope of working and reworking, discovering anew in every brushstroke or camera movement. Art's potential lies within that persistence. Shot in Cezanne's France, the film's agile camerawork edit's the terrain into panoramic views which zooms in to become geological contours, dwelling on the geometric solidity of the rocks and trees. The camera constantly works with the landscape, bringing it in and out of view at different scales, in a frantic syntax which is never exhausted since each shot or movement suggests other possibilities. It is well known how the late Cezanne would persist with his motifs, mountains and rotting fruit alike , in a constant erotic of interpretation. -- Sotiris Kyriacou First there is a lightning of language whereby the meaning is conveyed through the verbal texture that seems weightless, until the meaning itself takes on the same rarefied constancy. -- Italo Calvino, Lightness; Six Memos for the Next Millenium For three years I breathed that landscape, I became a part of it's body the rocks, sky, earth and water - we all felt it's power, as had Cezanne. -- Michael Maziere

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dan McLaughlin

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

Film Magazine of the Arts (1963) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

"In Spring, 1963 Show Magazine called me and asked that I make a film on arts in New York. I told them, why did they want me to make it - didn't they know I was a bit unusual? ... 'We want something unusual,' they said. So I went out and made a newsreel on arts. Show people looked at the rough cut of the film and became very angry. 'But there is nothing about Show Magazine and DuPont fabrics in the movie,' they said. 'What has that to do with the arts in New York!' I said. The battle was short. The film was destroyed. Really, I have no idea what they did with it. This workprint of the first FILM MAGAZINE OF THE ARTS is the only print in existence, as far as I know." -- J.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jonas Mekas

Award Presentation to Andy Warhol (1964) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

Photographed by Jonas Mekas and Gregory Markopolous. "The Independent Film Award for 1964 is presented to Andy Warhol. We see Andy among his leading stars, Baby Jane Holzer, Gerry Malanga, Ivy Nicholsen, and we see the the editor of Film Culture, Jonas Mekas, presenting the award: a basket of fruit - mushrooms, carrots and apples, bananas - which then, they all eat with great pleasure." --J.M. "I can recall seeing only one Warhol film which was wholly pastoral and unneurotic in feeling, which contained or provoked none of these or other disturbing implications; and that turned out not to be a Warhol film at all, as I thought at the time, but a kind of homage, by Jonas Mekas, to Warhol - really a work of Mekas' own sensibility though seemingly in the official Warhol style. When I saw AWARD PRESENTATION I was hung for days on the kind of imagination revolutionary enough at once to conceive of a film as something so simple and to make that simplicity so pleasurable." -- James Stoller, Film Quarterly.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marie Menken

Andy Warhol (1965) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, journal

"A long day in the life of Pop artist Any Warhol shortened into minutes: a document." -- M.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bill Morrison

Reserection (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Dissected and the reassembled from its parts, RESERECTION traces the seduction of an aesthetic.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Margot Niederland

Broken Angel (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

Architectural poetry brought to life by the artist Arthur Wood. A cinematic journey through arches, thoughts, windows and memories in the soon-to-be most talked about building in Brooklyn. -- Sundance Catalogue '91

Rental: $33.00
16mm Rental: $33.00

Akiko Iimura

Late Lunch (1985) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, hand-processed, music, spiritual/mystical

Film & music poetry. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

George Obremski

Untitled (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, cameraless

" The image is anything imaginable that could be done to film that wasn't photographed with a camera. It consists of abstract colors playing off each other to color lines statically fighting each other to a 'rain' of color. The changing sequences of color go well with the static changes of the sound." G.O.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Edward Owens

Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A montage of still and moving images, mixing and alternating black people and white people, fantasy and reality, a presidential suite and a mother's kitchen: a sensitive, poetic evocation in the manner of the film-maker's "Remembrance". Brilliantly colored and nostalgic, it comprises a magical transformation of painterly collage and still photographic sensibility into filmic time and space." -- Charles Boultenhouse "(Edward Owens) may well be one of the few for whom 'amateur' and 'professional' need have no significance whatsoever: true to his own native talents, with grim determination uncanny, whether the mind in the arts is for or against beauty or its opposite twin, chaos. So that with each subsequent struggle to complete a film he will leave us breathless with anticipation for his next work." -- Gregory Markopoulos on Edward Owens' film AUTREFOIS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Kyo Ozawa

Sutra (Tribute to J Coltrane) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"this film is made for the people who try to live and will try to live furthermore. And, again, the film is dedicated to the late great musician, John Coltrane, whose works showed us the true joie de vivre".

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M.J. Paggie

Quietus (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"is a symbolic examination of the artist's role in society and the role of society (the audience) in art. Good camera work...." T.S. Tillotson

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Bob Parent

Exsemabfii: Festa #1 () 16mm, black and white, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

"This film is essentially an audio-visual experience. The basic footage was shot on Mulberry Street in the heart of New York's "Little Italy" neighborhood during the annual street festival (festa in Italian) in honor of San Gennaro. Special camera and laboratory techniques are used to express a trip through the maze of people, food and gambling booths. Starting with a seeming reality, the pomp and flash of the street band modulates to the frenzy and artificiality of the so-called "charitable benefit" through the use of prisms, blurring with the camera and a recurring drift from the positive image through a solarized transition into a negative and back by experimetal processing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Hart Perry

Hartigan (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Hartigan, a short experimental film about the painter Grace Hartigan.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sidney Peterson

Cage, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

We were trying to say goodbye to an epoch, the one into which we had been driven in Apollinaire's "Petite Auto." The adventures of a detached eyeball. Resources limited, content almost unlimited. Most celebrated shot: artist with head in birdcage. "Marks the emergence of a naive-sophisticated style." -- S. P., The Dark of the Screen "[Peterson is] one of the originators of the American avant-garde cinema. The five films he made in San Francisco between 1947 and 1950 have become classics; they have influenced the cinematic education of many of the best filmmakers of subsequent generations." -- P. Adams Sitney "One of the greats, a pioneer of the American experimental film .... With his sharp, proto-Funk assemblages of wild sight-gags and free associations, he celebrated those aspects of the Rene Clair and Buñuel/Dali films that were indebted to the work of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy." -- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, program notes "Peterson's films affirm the emergence of this new artist, the American experimental filmmaker." -- Jon Gartenberg

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sidney Peterson

Potted Psalm, The (1947) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Made with James Broughton. "That was the greatest film we've ever seen." -- a solitary couple at the premiere

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Suzan Pitt

Crocus (1971) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Preston

Paperdolls () 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bradley A. Rappa

Utopia (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Palimpsest I/Palimpsest II (1979) 16mm, Super 8, color & b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A pure celluloid sculpture: a re-prepared surface. R.R.

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

Mary Beth Reed

Garden Path (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Film by Stan Brakhage and Mary Beth Reed. GARDEN PATH depicts the creative process of hand painted film giant, Stan Brakhage. Inspired by Monet's paintings from Giverny, Brakhage's luminous abstract painting transforms the screen into an oneiric botanical landscape. Brakhage's painted loops leap out of black and white footage of the master at work, painting and printing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ron Rice

Mexican Footage, The (1950s) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

"When Ron Rice died, in Mexico, he left a dozen rolls of exposed film. This sample contains four rolls of beautiful color and black and white, shot in Mexico." -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans Richter

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: art

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927-28) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

Photography by Reimar Kuntze. Music by Paul Hindemith. With Darius Milhaud, Jean Oser, Walter Gronostay, Werner Graeff, Paul Hindemith, and Hans Richter as actors. "Pure vintage dada. A humorous, delightful, grotesque in which ordinary objects rebel against their daily routine and, for a brief period of liberation, fallow their own laws. A bow-tie undoes itself, bowler hats float gracefully through the air, coffee cups leap from a tray to smash themselves on the ground, and so forth. At the stroke of noon, they return to their normal functional state. GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST represents one of the earliest collaborations between avant-garde filmmaker and composer: Paul Hindemith's score accompanied the film when it was first shown at an avent-garde music festival in Baden-Baden in 1928."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

Everything Turns, Everything Revolves: Excerpt (1929) black and white, 3.5 min

Keywords: art

Photography by Reimar Kuntze. Music by Walter Gronostay. "A day at the carnival--sensational tent shows where miracles can be seen for the price of admission, boisterous noise of crowds and barkers, shrill and gaudy circus music, the violence of the street ten-fold. This is the substance of EVERYTHING TURNS, Richter's first sound film. At its premier at Baden-Baden Richter got into a fight with two Nazi officials who disliked the films 'modernism.' Yet in 1936 it was awarded first prize for artistic merit by the Nazi's, with Richter's name suppressed from the credits. He had long since left Germany."--Standish D. Lawder.

Rental: $30.00

Raymond Saroff

Store Days I and II () 16mm, black and white, 14.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, history

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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

Gerry Fialka

RIAtoo (2016) Digital File, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Children & Youth, Philosophical, Structural

RIAtoo probes the hidden psychic effects of binaural beats and Super 8mm footage of barefoot water skiing in Michigan. "Walking on water wasn't built in a day" - Jack Kerouac. Delve deep into the reel motives and consequences of the Ludovico treatment from A Clockwork Orange, which originated in the novel by Anthony Burgess, who was influenced by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The Wake (of the boat?) turns the eye into an ear. Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's Resonant Interval Algorhythms re-imagine the sensory simultaneity of integral awareness (IA being the flip of AI - artificial intelligence) in passing through the vanishing point when seeing oneself both as oneself and as the other. Is it the sex, death and technology of phantasmagoRIA? Warning: strobe effects.

Rental: $30.00

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $30

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

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

M. M. Serra

Lot of Fun for the Evil One, A (1994) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

Featuring Maria Beatty. Sound design by John Zorn. "A worthwhile and well-executed foray into the notoriously dangerous territory where art meets porn; the result is exciting and entrancing, making no grand statements with its sometimes sweeping gestures but still providing an incredibly satisfying voyage into the psychosexual netherworld. Even the film's soundtrack is high-quality, entertaining listening and could stand on its own as purely audio material. An intense aural tapestry courtesy of John Zorn." -- Eric Danville

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

John Simons

Excerpts (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"A film for filmmakers. Against a constantly changing yet always unchanged visual background it raises questions of the deepest significance for those concerned with the nature of film as our most contemporary art form as well as our most powerful vehicle for social comment."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Daniel Singelenberg

Lover (1978) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

"...is a portrait of the American experimental filmmaker Tom Chomont, who resided in Eruope from 1969-1975, before returning to New York. "During the two years preceding his return to the United States he resided in Amsterdam with Daniel Singelenberg. The subject of the film is their friendship and, more precisely, the sadness of losing a lover. In the autumn of 1977, Tom Chomont came back to Amsterdam, on the occasion of a retrospective exposition of his work in the cinema 'De Melkweg' (The Milky Way). The greater part of the film was made during this period. "The music is by Billie Holiday and by Richard Strauss: from 'Vierletzte Lieder' (Four Last Songs, 1949), 'Im Abendrot' (At Sunset) with words by Joseph von Eichendorff and sung by Gundula Janowitz, soprano, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin under the direction of Herbert von Karajan."--From the program of the XI Biennale de Paris, 1980.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michael Snow

Wavelength (1967) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

WAVELENGTH was shot in one week in December, 1966, preceded by a year of notes, thoughts, mutterings. It was edited and first print seen in May, 1967. I wanted to make a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings, and aesthetic ideas. I was thinking of, planning for a time monument in which the beauty and sadness of equivalence would be celebrated, thinking of trying to make a definitive statement of pure Film space and time, a balancing of "illusion" and "fact," all about seeing. The space starts at the camera's (spectator's) eye, is in the air, then is on the screen, then is within the screen (the mind). The film is a continuous zoom which takes 45 minutes to go from its widest field to its smallest and final field. It was shot with a fixed camera from one end of an 80 foot loft, shooting the other end, a row of windows and the street .... The room (and the zoom) are interrupted by four human events including a death. The sound on these occasions is sync sound, music and speech, occurring simultaneously with an electronic sound, a sine-wave .... It is a total glissando while the film is a crescendo and a dispersed spectrum which attempts to utilize the gifts of both prophecy and memory which only film and music have to offer.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Michael Snow

So Is This (1982) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

"SO IS THIS parlays an elegantly simple concept into an unpredictable, cumulatively rich experience. "The film is a text in which each shot is a single word, tightly-framed white letters against a black background. Compared to Snow's recent epics ... it seems almost a throwaway but it's also the most satisfying film he's made in a decade .... "With formalist belligerence, SO IS THIS threatens to make its viewers 'laugh cry and change society,' even promising to get 'confessional.' Although the film does reflect Snow's personality - his Canadian-ness, preference for humor over irony, obsession with art world chronology (who did what first) - its only confession is the tacit acknowledgement that he's sensitive to criticism. Snow takes full advantage of his film's system of discourse to twit restless audiences . A lot of this is pretty funny but SO IS THIS is more than a series of gags. Snow manages to defamiliarize both film and language, creating a kind of moving concrete poetry while throwing a monkey wrench into a theoretical debate (is film a language?) that has been going on sporadically for 60 years. "If you let it, Snow's film stretches your definition of what film is - that's cinema and SO IS THIS." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan L. Soffin

Twenty to the Third Power (1967) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"this is my second report on what's happening in the new "narrative" cinema and the people in it. 'Soffin: After eight years as a professor, I found that the things I really wanted to get out had nothing to do with academic life so I got as smart as I was when I was 12 and started making pictures instead. 'Bergman: I still am 12, so I decided to turn in my law degree and start painting again, only this time with a camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barry Spinello

Soundtrack (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Black and white with some color hand-applied to each print, hand-painted image, hand-painted sound. I think every student of film should, early in his studies, make a film such as SOUNDTRACK; namely, a film in which sound and image are conceived together as a unit and painted one frame at a time. The advantages for students of handpainting sound and image are threefold: 1. the expense involved is minimal. 2. there is no time lag between the conception of an idea and its realization and screening (no lab wait, etc.) 3. ideas can be expanded, modified and changed immediately and directly after viewing. A basic feel for audio-visual space-timing and the grammar of the frame can be learned in this way. ... Articles and illustrations which describe the tools and techniques used in making SOUNDTRACK can be found in Source magazine (issue no.7) and Film Culture magazine (issue no. 48-49). Awards: Monterey Film Festival, 1969; Fourth Annual Independent Filmmakers' Competition, 1969. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Cecile Starr

Richter on Film (1972) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Shot on a september afternoon, in 1971, on the lawn and inside the studio of hans richter's connecticut home. The artist talks informally with Cecile Starr about his first experiences as a filmmaker, and about the interrelationship of his films and his paintings. scrolls and collages. Excerpts from Rhythm 21, Ghosts before breakfast and Race symphony help illustrate Richter's comments about how these pioneer avant-garde films were maade in the years between 1921 and 1929.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Cecile Starr

Talk with Carmen D'Avino, A (1972) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Artist-animator Carmen D'Avino talks with Vevile Starr about his scroll-like, color doodles, with special reference to his film The Room, in which he animated walls, ceiling, radiator and other surfaces inside his Greenwich Village apartment (later demolished). His playful ambulating, color-rich designs in actual space add a lively dimension to the abstract-concrete dichotomy." C.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm 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

Mujer De Milfuegos (1976) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A kind of heretic fantasy film. An expressionistic, surrealistic portrait of a Latin American woman. Not a personal portrait so much as an evocation of the consciousness of women in rural parts of such countries as Spain, Greece and Mexico; women who wear black from the age 15 and spend their entire lives giving birth, preparing food and tending to household and farm responsibilities. MUJER DE MILFUEGOS depicts in poetic, almost abstract terms, their daily repetitive tasks as a form of obsessive ritual. The film uses dramatic action to express the thoughts and feelings of a woman living within this culture. As she becomes transformed, her isolation and desire, conveyed in symbolic activities, endows her with a universal quality. Through experiences of ecstasy and madness we are shown different aspects of the human personality. The final sequence presents her awareness of another level of knowledge. Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival. Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, NY; New York Women's Film Festival; Filmex, LA.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

House Without Steps, The (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 92 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A sensuous woman, an angry artist, a mysterious puppet maker, suspicious townspeople, mischievous kids; these are the characters in THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS. The setting is contemporary Vermont, but it is Walter Ungerer's Vermont; the landscape, though beautiful and tranquil, is charged with an ominousness familiar to Ungerer films. Everything takes on a greater importance; time loses its boundaries. Through Ungerer's vision, people are transformed into inhabitants of a world that is at once ordinary and strange.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Stan Vanderbeek

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Wolf Vostell

Four Films (196*) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

"The four films included in this reel are: SUN IN YOUR HEAD(1963); 20 JULI 1964 AACHEN (1967); STARFIGHTER (1967); NOTSTANDSBORDSTEIN (1967). The first one, and the last one of the four, can also be performed with actions and audience participation. All four films originated as parts of other shows performed by Vostell. For more detailed description of Vostell's work one should look up the book "de-coll/agen 1954-69," published by Edition 17 Galerie Rene Block, Berlin. Other reference materials are vailable through Something Else Press (Dick Higgins) and Fluxus."--Jonas Mekas

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Sheri Wills

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Sheri Wills

gravity (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

From time to time, there can be a brief fissure in daily experience. It's a sharp, decisive moment when you glimpse that which has always been perfectly hidden. The form is unanticipated - a shaft of light in an alley, a small hand movement, a look into a stranger's eye. It is heartbreaking and rapturous, disquieting and true. The interruption heals as quickly as it forms, and although you feel it in your body, unless you believe it in your heart, it disappears without trace. This piece is about rising and falling, aspiring to reach beyond one's grasp and the confinement of the mundane. --S. W.

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

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

Ray Wisniewski

Doomshow (1964) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Body, Children & Youth, theatre

"'Doomshow reaches deep into the corners of our unconscious; 'Doomshow is the wailing of the air-raid sirens in the suburbs of Hiroshima-New Jersey-Lower East Side; 'Doomshow' is a shadow is a shadow of terror, a cry that dies out in the throat of a bad dream; 'Doomshow' is one of those black poems of our century which are almost too ugly to look at, too frightening because they are so true and so much like our own souls." - Jonas Mekas "'Doomshow,' was there ever a 'Doomshow?' Let it lie, wherever it is, jammed up someone's vein, say, dead, and dead it might LIVE as myth" - R.W.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

As Is Was (1994) 16mm, super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media

This film was shot the same weekend as Z(ZEE NOT ZED), when Stan Brakhage was visiting University of Rhode Island, where Marjorie Keller was teaching at the time. They get some coffee, then go for a walk on a beach in an old whaling harbor. --S.L.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00
Super8 Rental: $36.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

La Blanchisseuse (1993) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Experimental video examining the emotional and aesthetic underpinnings of the tendency that still exists for women to take a greater responsibility than men for domestic work and nurturing. The images of a woman ironing pay homage in their composition to paintings of laundresses by such artists as Edgar Degas, Honoré Daumier, Edouard Manet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Many of the paintings of laundresses by these artists create an ambiguously gentle impression, portraying the task of laundry as sensual, feminine, and producing contentment. La Blanchisseuse examines the relationship between the images with which we have grown up and the expectations women place upon themselves. Equally poignant texts -- from Intrusion (Denise Levertov), Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (Adrienne Rich), and To The Lighthouse (Virginia Woolfe) -- scroll over the images, alluding both to the pull of tradition for a woman to provide nurturing care to others and to the sense of betrayal and rejection that can be the reward for providing such care. A music soundtrack, composed by Anthony Moore, supports a sense of meditation on the inherent ambiguities.

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

3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $400.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $300.00
BetaSP NTSC Sale: $500.00

Phil Cummins

Fire (1986) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

An attempt to capture beauty too volatile, too fleeting and too dangerous; a thing with a life of its own.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Angels (1988) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

Fears, laments, and remembrances told in romantic images on the classic Kodachrome eight millimeter. A film shot as though its images had somehow mythically emerged from the nineteenth century.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Handmade (1983) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A shared discovery. In HANDMADE the camera is directed into the sun as the hand is expanded and contracted in front of the lens in a kind of living shutter. The resulting images fuse flesh and light into a dance of brilliant bursts of light and color, expressing a longing for flight and celebrating the passion of a living summer day.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Warren Sonbert

Divided Loyalties (1978) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Warren Sonbert described DIVIDED LOYALTIES as a film 'about art vs industry and their various crossovers.' According to film critic Amy Taubin, 'there is a clear analogy between the filmmaker and the dancers, acrobats and skilled workers who make up so much of his subject matter.' (The soho weekly news, Nov 2, 1978) "In a lecture on 'film syntax' at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979, Sonbert elaborated upon his role as the film's omnipotent and omnipresent voice. ' The job of editing ... is to balance a series of ambiguities in a tension-filled framework.' Interpreting a multiple-shot sequence from DIVIDED LOYALTIES (in which a close up of a Cezanne paiting is being cleaned), he elaborated that 'the image of art naturally refers back to the artist-filmmaker, saying that art is both objective and merciless, the filmmaker being both callous and opportunistic. ... the artist is cool and detached, but the reason is to shake up and dirturb. ... art is being revealed, in the causal link of images... nothing has a valid reality outside of the whole chain of iamges... ' (Warren Sonbert lecture, published in Film Culture, no. 70-71, 1983)" -Jon Gartenberg

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

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

Doris Weiner

Living Wall Collection (2007) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art

A documentation of 5 installations, made with animation and videos projected onto art work.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Art Parade (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, body

"In Art Parade the Karen Black girls show beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The female form, big hair, suggestive movements attract and fascinate us and the question of gender can be an illusion or for some still very tantalizing. I liked the use of strong color. It reminded me in nature insects use color to attract. In this film the color intesifies the female girls and makes them more alluring." - Diane Leon

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Cara Weiner

Abstract Compilation (2007) color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

A collection of three short abstract pieces playing with color and space.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Werner Nekes

Kelek (1968) 16mm, , 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, Structural _ Minimal

"Kelek belongs to the 'structural' or 'minimal' cinema movement in that its content is subordinated to the viewer's perception and has no intrinsic significance. Unlike most examples of this genre. Though, Kelek is never boring and is brought to a new awareness of the process of perception. The five basic shots of the film have to be filled by the viewer's own consciousness and there is absolutly no opportunity given for any spurious identification." W.N. "Kelek is a regular film. There is no more 'in that place' or 'in that scene' ...' Kelek is a film which moves exclusively on one level, that of seeing." Wim Wenders Filmkritik Feb 1969 "Werner Nekes is making the films that those who oppose thier radical pronouncements to his radical aesthetics, ought to be making, and yet are not." Frankfurter Rundschau "Werner Nekes seemed to me the most improtatnt member of the Hamburg group; very preoccupied with form, with movements with structure... Kelek deals with shape, movement. The camera is steady, focussed on detail, a bridge, a street; the progression is slow, careful, calculated, abstract. A very pure visual music was coming to me from his film" Jonas Mekas Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Short Experimental Films (2007) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: artists, film about film, hand processed, literary, personal_diary_journal

"Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema, and this collection of short experimental films is a marvel to behold. Each piece is a unique gem - quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring - celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema." - Alan Berliner

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00 (150 institutional)

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

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

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

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

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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

Larry Jordan

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Dame Darcy (2007) 16mm, Black and White, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A short and lively 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy, seen through a filmic rollercoaster tour of her comic book, "Meat Cake," and ending with the artist herself. On the soundtrack, a turn-of-the-last-century recording from a 78rpm Victrola record.

Jonas Mekas

Birth of a Nation (1997) DVD NTSC, Color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Music by Wagner and Hermann Nitsch. Voice by Jean Houston. One hundred and sixty portraits or rather appearances, sketches and glimpses of avant-garde, independent filmmakers and film activists between 1955 and 1996. Why BIRTH OF A NATION? Because the film independents IS a nation in itself. We are surrounded by commercial cinema Nation same way as the indigenous people of the United States or of any other country are surrounded by Ruling Powers. We are the invisible, but essential nation of cinema. We are the cinema. List of filmmakers and related friends and film activists who appear in the film in order of appearance: P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, Ken Kelman, Hollis Melton, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Florence Jacobs, Harry Smith, Henri Langlois, Annette Michelson, Gerald O' Grady, Hollis Frampton, Sidney Peterson, James Broughton, Joel Singer, Stephen Dwoskin, Dore O., Wener Nekes, Kenneth Anger, Andrew Noren, Jacques Ledoux, Ed Emshwiller, Saul Levine, Larry Gottheim, Pascale Dauman, Ray Wisniewski, Taykir Mead, Michael Snow, Ricky Leacock, Stan Brakhage, Jane Brakhage, Barry Gerson, Willard Van Dyke, John Whitney, Pola Chapelle, Morris Engel, Stan Vanderbeek, Amy Greenfield, Bruce Baillie, Chantal Akerman, Sally Dixon, Will Hindle, Michael Studart, Robert Creeley, Friede Bartlett, Scott Bartlett, Jud Yalkut, Adolfas Mekas, Callie Angell, Charles Levine, Bhob Stewart, Nelly Kaplan, Claudia Weil, Annabel Nicholson, Birgit Hein, Piero Heliczer, Peter Gidal, Kurt Kren, Wilhelm Hein, Malcolm Le Grice, Carmen Vigil, Bill Brand, Regina Cornwell, Akiko Iimura, Taka Iimura, David Crosswaite, Gill Eatherley, Amy Taubin, Tom Chomont, Peter Weibel, Carla Liss, Robert Huot, Guy Fihman, Claudine Eizykman, David Curtis, Barbara Rubin, Kenji Kanesaka, Anna Karina, Leo Dratfield, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers, Robert Kramer, Pamela Badyk, Cecille Starr, Jerome Hill, Ernie Gehr, Richard Foreman, Robert Polidori, Leni Riefenstahl, Amalie Rothschild, Lillian Kiesler, Shigeko Kubota, Jerry Tartaglia, Dan Talkbot, Louis Marcorelles, Michel Auder, Dwight MacDonald, Viva, Leslie Trumbull, Kit Carson, Paul Shrader, Shirley Clarke, Bosley Crowther, Dimitri Devyatkin, Ulrich Gregor, Sheldon Rochlin, La Monte Young, Robert Gardner, Vlada Petric, John du Cane, William Raban, Tony Conrad, George Macinunas, Alberto Cavalcanti, Jim McBride, Peter Bogdanovich, Gideon Bachmann, Christiane Rochefort, Jerry Jofen, Rosa von Praunheim, Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Lionel Rogosin, Robert Haller, Storm De Hirsch, Marcel Hanoun, Jerry Hiler, Bruce Conner, Myrel Glick, Paul Sharits, Barbara Schwartz, Lewis Jacobs, Ian Barna, Carolee Schneemann, Anthony McCall, Diego Cortez, Leslie Trumbell, Adolfo Arieta, Louis Brigante, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Stewart Sherman, Charles Chaplin, Len Lye, Tati, Allen Ginsberg, Valie Export, Hermann Nitsch, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Analena Wibon, Robert Breer and Raimund Abraham.

DVD NTSC Rental: $125.00

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

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
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

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

Best Revenge (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 4:05 min

Genre: Narrative

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

Hooray for Goodbye, a New York alternative rock band, whose members are Genny Pavitt, Marz Mikeo, Wendy Kidd and Sorra An, asked me to film and direct this music video for them.

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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Gary Adlestein

Gaudi & Cezannescapes (1991-2006) DVD_NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Landscape Architecture

Three experimental shorts inspired informed by the styles of the artists they celebrate. (the two most recent are mini-DV's, the other, created 15 years previously, is a single-system sound, edited- [mostly] -in-camera super-8 film) GAUDI (2006, mini-DV, 2:40 min) Gaudi's great La Sagrata Familia begun in Barcelona in the 1880's, still remains a vital work in progress ('07: Dudley Cinema Venice, CA: Athens International Film/ Video Festival: Black Maria Film/ Video Festival, Director's Choice Prize). LA PEDRERA (2006, mini-DV, 2:45 min, silent) If the Sagrata Familia, its vertical, spiraling thrusts leaping heavenward, is Gaudi's sacred masterpiece, his LA Pedrera (a Barcelona apartment house, luxuriating in leisurely horizontal undulations, is its profane partner. CEZANNESCAPES 1 & 2 (1991, s-8/snd, 5:30 min.) his paintings are forever inscribed in the Provencal landscape (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" at MoMA, 1982-2001).

Rental: $40.00
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MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Linda Dement

Heart (1987) DVD NTSC, Color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Artists, Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

A gang of punk girls, with knives, bikes, killer intent & a dingo, roam the streets, pash in public toilets and come to a confrontation in a back alley. A threatening naked figure in a dark interior demolishes a heart. A prisoner is taken. The ferret is washed clean of blood.

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Jonas Mekas

Notes on the Factory (1999) DVD NTSC, Color, 63 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Made for Guggenheim Museum's travelling exhibition on Andy Warhol's Factory Years. The video traces the history of the Factory, describes the activities that took place in it, and the historical context. Actual locations are shown and described

Rental: $150.00
DVD PAL Rental: $150.00

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

Marie Losier

Snowbeard (2009) DVD NTSC, B / W, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Losier's poignant short film offers a moving tribute to New York icon Mike Kuchar, filmed on his last day before leaving Manhattan to relocate to San Francisco.

Rental: $50.00
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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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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
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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".

Jerry Tartaglia

Remains to Be Seen (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, films about film

Featuring JACK SMITH, this video is part of the installation SHARDS & REMAINS, that was created for Live Film! Jack Smith! at the Arsenal, Berlin, October 2009. It is a capsule summary of my experience in restoring the films of Jack Smith for 17 years: litigation, verbal recriminations, broken friendships. "Please - stay there and restore it!" "What a horrible story." Jack Smith

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

David Baker

For Flo (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10:16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art / artists

The inspiration for this film was a gouache by Flo Jacobs with doors in its depths. Mine is colored differently, mercurial meandering, and much messier.

Rental: $30.00 Sale: $30.00
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Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art/artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projections of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

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Jonas Mekas

Sleepless Nights Stories (2011) DVD_NTSC, DVD_PAL, digiBeta PAL, color, 114 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, diary_journal

"For two hours we stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, bars and clubs. We meet old acquaintances like Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, friends, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and also many new acquaintances. The father of the diary film begins with the words 'I can't sleep.' Who hasn't been in that situation. Sleepy and yet wide awake, you find yourself in the world of those exhausted from the day's exertions. In Sleepless Nights Stories we witness (approximately) 25 tales from a thousand and one nights - remnants of films by one of the greatest avant-garde filmmakers whose life rewrote film history"--Berlinale 2011. "SLEEPLESS NIGHTS STORIES originated from my readings of the One Thousand and One Nights. But unlike the Arabian tales, my stories are all from real life, though at times they too wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality. There are some twenty-five different stories in my movie. Their protagonists are all my good friends and I myself am an inseparable part of the stories. The storyteller of the Arabian Nights was also part of his or her tales. Some of the people in the movie you'll recognize, some not. The fact that some of them you'll recognize has no bearing on the stories: after all, we all recognize John Wayne or Annette Benning, but in their stories they are no longer the people we know. The subjects of the stories cover a wide range of emotions, geographies, personal anxieties, anecdotes. These are not very big stories, not for the Big Screen: these are all personal big stories . . . And yes, you'll also find some provocations . . . But that's me, one "me" of many. The very question "What is a story?" is a provocative question. LOCATIONS AND CAST -- [INTRO] Staff of . . . Masters [STORY 1 -- THE STORY OF MARINA] Marina Abramovic, Chrissie Iles [STORY 2 -- THE STORY OF CAROLEE] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Carolee Schneemann [STORY 3 -- THE STORY OF GREENPOINT] Ken Jacobs, Florence Jacobs [STORY 4 -- THE STORY OF THE LIZARD OF LUCCA] Sebastian Mekas [STORY 5] Louise Bourgeois [STORY 6] Yoko Ono [STORY 7 -- THE STORY OF DOUBT] Phong Bui, Raimond Abraham, Nathalie Provosty [STORY 8 -- THE STORY OF LEFTY] Harmony Korine, Rachel Korine (Simon), Lefty Korine [STORY 9 -- JEAN-JACQUES GIVES GOOD ADVICE TO HIS FRIENDS] Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hans Ulrich Obrist [STORY 10 -- THE STORY OF LOUIS] Louis Garrel, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover [STORY 11] Sebastian Mekas, Luxemburg Guy, Pip Chodorov, Benn Northover [STORY 12] Raimond Abraham, Dodo, Violinist [STORY 13 -- THE STORY OF THE TREE] Benn Northover, Sebastian Mekas, Hopi Lebel, Kristijonas Kucinskas, Tomas [STORY 14] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Pip Chodorov [STORY 15 -- THE STORY OF PEEKSKILL] Dalius Naujokaitis, Audrius Naujokaitis, Jonas Lozoraitis [STORY 16 -- THE STORY OF AMY, OR WHY NORMAL PEOPLE SING IN MIDDLE CLASS VOICES] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 17 -- THE STORY OF LEE] Lee Stringer [STORY 18 -- THE STORY OF ARTAUD] Jean-Jacques Label, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Hopi Lebel, Pip Chodorov [STORY 19] Patti Smith, Benn Northover [STORY 20 -- THE STORY OF DIANE AND PIRANESI] Raimond Abraham, Phong Bui, Diane Lewis, Nathalie Provotsy, Pip Chodorov, Sebastian Mekas [STORY 21] Sebastian Mekas, Kristijonas Kucinskas [STORY 22] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 23 -- FLUXUS VIOLIN] [STORY 24 -- THE STORY OF THE WOODS OF MY CHILDHOOD] French Children [STORY 25] Adolfas Mekas, Oona Mekas [STORY 26] Bjork Gudmundsdottir

Rental: $300.00
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DigiBeta PAL Rental: $300.00

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.

Rental: $50.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

Desade (1963) 16mm, BW, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, body, erotic

From the collector of Marquis de Sade in the early 1960s, still a 'dark age ' of erotic picture, even his novels were forbidden to publish in Tokyo, I burrowed the copies of the engraving taken from the 18th century edition of "The story of Juliette" and of "The story of Justine." and rearranged along a story made from of the pictures not from the novels. An exercise out of the curiosity. It was the same year I made Ai(Love) in 1962 which consists of mostly extreme close-ups of love making. I have kept DeSade for many years in my closet without looking at it myself and have forgotten about it. By a chance I re-found the film 50 years later that there is something worth to see.(T.I, 2012)

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I (1967-1971) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

NEW RESTORED PRINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Christopher MacLaine

Beat Films (1952-1958) DVD PAL, Color BW, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, history

Includes THE END (1953) 16mm 35 min, THE MAN WHO INVENTED GOLD (1957) 16mm 14 min, BEAT (1958) 16mm 6 min, SCOTCH HOP (1958) 16mm 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Fluxus

FluxFilm Anthology (1962-1970) DVD PAL, color BW, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

Films by Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Chieko Shiomi, John Cavanaugh, James Riddle, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Robert Watts, Pieter Vanderbiek, Joe Jones, Eric Anderson, Jeff Perkins, Wolf Vostell, Albert Fine, George Landow, Paul Sharits, John Cale, Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr, Ben Vautier.

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Isidore Isou

On Venom and Eternity (Traite de Bave et D'Eternite) (1951) DVD PAL, B/W, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

Founder in 1945 of the Letterist movement, precursor to Situationism, Fluxus, conceptual art and the happening, Isidore Isou invented the "discrepant," "chiseled" cinema in his key film ON VENOM AND ETERNITY. The film created a scandal in Cannes in 1951 (the Letterists arrived uninvited but Cocteau awarded it the avant-garde prize and later designed the poster), and heralded a new approach to avant-garde film. "The spectator must leave the cinema blind, his ears crushed, both torn asunder by this disjunction of word and image. The rupture between language and photography will form what I call DISCREPANT CINEMA. I hereby announce the manifesto of discrepant cinema!" - Isidore Isou

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 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

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

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

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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

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

Jonas Mekas

Happy Birthday to John (1995) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art and artists, personal diary/journal

"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." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $96
16mm Rental: $96

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

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

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Hooked (2002) DVD_PAL, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DigiBeta PAL Rental: $40

Vera Neubauer

I Dance (1999) DVD_PAL, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body

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

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation

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

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

DVD PAL Rental: $70

Tanya Small

Silver Jews-The Walnut Falcon (1989/2014) DVD_NTSC, Color , 2,26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art Artists , Found Footage , Music , Personal diary journal

Pre-Silver Jews and prePavement song and video filmed on VHS and recorded on cassette tape in their first apartment in New York City area in Jersey City Heights, with ram and falcon.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

Liz Roberts

A List of Things That Makes the Heart Beat Faster (1996) 16mm, color & bw, 11. 52 secs min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, body, erotic

Episodic experience seeking; looking for the edges. Based on writings by Lidia Yuknavitch

Rental: $45
16mm Rental: $45

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

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $20

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

In this film procedures similar to those used in the two previously mentioned works are developed in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th Century duck pond), poetic measures pertaining to rhythm taken from literary rhetorics are introduced as part of the organizational orientation. Thus the film rests on a visual transposition of a 'pantoun,' a verse form which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continously in a precise manner. --R. L.

Two other versions of this title are available for rental: a dual-projection version; and "Retour D'un Repere Compose: Composed Recurrence."

Rental: $60
16mm Rental: $60

Barbara Rosenthal

Nonsense Conversation and Other Shorts (1976-2013) color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

9 existential photo-poetry-performance shorts: Quotation from Paul Gauguin, 1988 (1min 30sec); A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer, 1984 (1 min); The Secret of Life, 1992-2013 (16sec); News to Fit the Family, 1988 (2min 27sec); Nonsense Conversation, 1988 (3min 8sec); BuzzClickSsshhTingle, 2010 (3min); Daddy: Spider Story, 1977 (2min); Surreal Photo Stories (excerpt): Figure From a Dream, 1976-2013 (1min 46sec); Toil Of Three Cities / Liebesmuh, 2012 (15min). This compilation premiered at MADA: Monash University Art Design and Architecture Artforum, Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 18, 2013.

DVD NTSC Sale: $485 (limited edition DVD)

99 Hooker

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

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

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Michelle Handelman

Irma Vep, The Last NIght (2014) DVD, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Body, Erotic, Films about Films, Philosophical, Queer/Bi/Trans

"Irma Vep, the last breath" is a multichannel video project based on Musidora, the French silent film actress, and the character she is best known for, Irma Vep from the film Les Vampires (dir. Louis Feuillade 1915). It's a piece about living in the shadows, criminal anxiety and the relationship between the artist and her creation, both fictional and real. Irma Vep and Musidora are played by Zackary Drucker and Mother Flawless Sabrina, two artists who have developed a relationship that transgresses the border of art and life, obliterating social expectations while documenting a cultural evolution of gender. This project mirrors their relationship with that of Musidora and Irma Vep, taking up motifs from the silent movie such as gazes, affected body language and the figure of the masked woman. Shot on a starkly illuminated set that makes space for anxious projections of desire and knowledge on the void that is Irma Vep - a space between the genders, between vamps of the silent era and the contemporary queer - 'Irma Vep, the last breath" smashes the shiny veneer of artifice to reveal dark, subconscious layers of identity

DVD NTSC Rental: $150

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Beth B

EXPOSED (2013) DVD_NTSC, color, 78 min

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy, dance, erotic, philosophical, political/social activism, psycology & mental heath, queer, bi, trans

Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen. Operating on the far edge of performance art, these extraordinary artist combine politics, their own nakedness, and physical comedy to challenge our notions of gender, disability and sexuality. EXPOSED takes us on a touching journey into the professional and private lives of these individuals as they question the very concept of "normal." Through them, we get to examine our own inhibition. The performances include the infamous Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Dirty Martini, Mat Fraser, World Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, James Habacker and Tigger! EXPOSED had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2013, showed at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, and has screened in over 30 cities world wide.

DVD NTSC Rental: $250 Educational / $450 Museum

DVD NTSC Sale: $750 Institutional

Sarah Sitzler

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (2013) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, ethnic / multicultural , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal

An American woman calls her Italian lover and leaves a message reciting his poetry. Poem is "L’Anguilla” by Euqenio Montale. Imagined of the real relationship between Montale and Ima Brandeis. Montale wrote of a figure called “Clizia” who was inspired by Brandeis.

Rental: $20

Sarah Sitzler

Sibyl of Cumae: I can no longer make you smile (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment & nature, literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , philosophical, structural

I would like to examine the cumaean sibyl through the lens of a phrase decayed through a repetitive everyday ritual of care as an act of resistance to the aging body. - Angeli Sion

I have seen with my own eyes the sibyl hanging in a jar, and when the boys asked her. What do you want? She answered, I want to die.
-- On Cumaean Sibyl, Petronius in Satyricon, epigraph of T.S Eliots The Waste Land

Rental: $20

Ruth Novaczek

The New World (2014) DVD, color and b&w, 23:17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, found footage , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, queer / bi / trans

A bricolage adventure in time, where repurposed heroines discuss revolution and the future in the past tense.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

Ruth Novaczek

Radio (2011) DVD, color and b&w, 22:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, music, personal / diary / journal , philosophical

Five film chapters that remix found footage, video diaries. A concept album in film and video.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

Qi You

A Bowl of Snow (2014) DVD, color and b&w, min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, philosophical

Observing snow melting, this film also captures my little intentional movements in narrative, like moving the chopsticks into the image, and moving the coffee machine handle. Every moving position is counted by the water drop sound, until the image moves to the falling snow. In this looping film, this circulation of snow just continues.

Rental: $20

Qi You

Tang Er Duo (2013) DVD, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, family

More Description from youqi.us click video/ film. View: PDF doc.

Rental: $30

Muhammad Baber Suleman

24FRAMES (2014) DVD, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, philosophical, structural, technology

24FRAMES is a short film that peers through the windows around us. In a play of vision, perception and motion, the film explores the power of frames in exposing, concealing, shaping and constraining what we see and how we see it. The only way to immerse in the film's imagery is to see it frame by frame.

Rental: $25

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Terry Ellis

Newman's Shade (2006/13) DVD_PAL, b&w, 4.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

The breeze turns a window blind into an ever changing composition by Barnett Newman, circa 1958.

DVD PAL Rental: $35

DVD PAL Sale: $100

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

DVD PAL Sale: $200.00

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

Rental: $20

DVD PAL Sale: $50

Takahiko Iimura

Seeing Through The Body (2007) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance

Seeing Through The Body
with Yayoi Kusama, with Mario Montez

Flower
1968-69, 11 min, color, music: Tomomi Adachi (2007)
With: Yayoi Kusama (Body Painting) with the performers Akiko Iimura

While I was staying in New York in the 1960s during the rise of the hippie movement, I filmed performances of body painting artist, Kusama Yayoi, together with the performers. As I wasn't satisfied with merely documenting her performance, made super-impositions of flowers over the performance, more as a film poem than a documentary, since flowers was the symbol of the hippie movement as given the name "flower children." The performance, however, is not always in the foreground, but is woven like fabric among the superimposed flowers. Furthermore another female figure (Akiko Iimura) is inserted with her kimono contrasting to the scenes of Kusama's. The film ends symbolically in long shots a flower patterned dress with no body is suspended over the Empire State Building behind. Nearly 40 years later Tomomi Adachi composed music for the film. (T.I)

Face
1968-69, 19 min, color, music: Mario Montez, Donna Kerness, Linda / Voice Over: Akiko Iimura

In the same year that 'Flowers' was produced I happened to make the acquaintance of Mario Montex, a superstar of Andy Warhol's films whose name was taken after one time Hollywood Star, Mario Montez. I was attracted by his transvestite beauty. In addition to Mario's performance I also shot the performances by Donna Kerness, who had appeared in the black comedy of the Kuchar brothers' underground films, and Linda who was a personal acquaintance. Fiction and reality collide in microscopic montage with the sexual performances limited to only facial expressions in extreme close-up of those three females (including Mario). These close-ups were inherited from my earlier Love (1962), but this time the film was shot in color and focused on individual action. Perhaps the viewer's visual experience will be mixed, blurring the line between fiction and reality. A big, laughing voice throughout the film may sound , yet at the same time the nature of life will fuse (or alienates for some) all. (T.I)

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50

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

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

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.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

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.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Eduardo Darino

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, hand processed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $50

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Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Terry Ellis

The Cezanne Shuffle (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 1:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, landscape and architecture, structural

27 views of Mont Sainte-Victoire selected from around 60 made during one day in October 2014, these 27 views arranged in 3 groups of 9 and these 3 groups of 9 'shuffled' together according to not entirely pre-determined pattern; what starts out as a kind of 'mosaic', shifting continuously between close, medium and long shot, quickly breaks down, as views are 'used up', into isolated views separated by short bursts of black and black/white. The sound is a rhythmic, somewhat awkward clapping together with ambient sounds recorded on site.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $50 (individual)

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

Terry Ellis

Tilt (2008/2015) DVD NTSC, color, 4:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

Made originally in 2008 in black and white and with a different soundtrack. The title refers to tilting the camera up to bring the horizon line down or down to bring it up and the film was prompted by seeing a documentary about John Ford which mentioned that in his framing, particularly in his westerns (e.g., 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon') he would often alternate between a high and a low horizon, something which apparently he took from the paintings of Frederick Remington. The image could not be simpler: basically the 'frame' is divided in half horizontally. The film was 'scored' very precisely and in constructing it this 'score' was followed to the letter. In 2015 I revisited the film and added color. While working on it I changed upon a song by Kevin Coyne ('Porcupine People') that seemed oddly appropriate and took the liberty of 'lifting'2 or 3 lines from the song to construct a new soundtrack.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100(institution); $50 (individual)

Cait Davis

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

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

Rental: $1

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

Erin Hayes

The Dolls (2002) color, 5:30 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, comedy

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

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

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

Lili White

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00

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

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

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

Terese Svoboda

Noble Savage (2004) DVD, color & b/w, 8.59 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, dance, ethic/multicultural , history , philosophical, political & social activism

Noble Savage explores Jean-Jacques Rousseau's concept of women and indigenous peoples. Based on the idea that word and image viewed together creates metaphor, a third experience that can more powerfully inform viewers than illustration, the mysterious narrator of Noble Savage binds together two asynchronous stories: Jean/Jeanne Baret's experience as the first woman to sail around the world, and the plight of a French journalist who is pushed from a helicopter during the Vietnam War. Sri Lankan and Hawaiian ceremonial footage emphasizes the notion that our deepest beliefs are historically, geographically and psychically connected.

Rental: $85

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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

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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

Rogue Transmissions (1992) DVD, b&w, 2 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, family , literature & theater , personal / diary / journal , philosophical

If radios, bedsprings and braces receive Rogue Transmission, why not this? A woman whose son has died speculates on that possibility.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $160

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

Komodo (1986) DVD, color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, family , found footage , personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

The husband is eaten by a Komodo dragon.

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

Haikuvision (1992) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Steve Bull

Farmwork (1985) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

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

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Karissa Hahn

1_ _ _ _ _1 {tension} (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 02:50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

OH! uh, canted angle.... a 'collaboration' or rather, a collusion of sorts...as for my volition....I fall, you falter.. thinking about "A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros" by William Adolphe Bouguereau 1880 thinking about taking us down with me //the first in a series///

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Amy Verdon

T. Valentine: The Vampire (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 6:23:17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, erotic

Description (Film Synopsis or Link to Synopsis): Chicago's favorite musician and playwright, T. Valentine, recites excerpts from his play "The Vampire", which was performed in clubs on the south-side of the Windy City from 1957 -59. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY, in 2012 by Amy Verdon and Melissa Kinski, T. Val is captured in all his glory as he reads and enacts passages from his classic tale of a black vampire in Chicago.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

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

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

Erin Hayes

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, comedy

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

Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Akiko Iimura

Mon Petit Album (1973) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, music, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical

Film poetry with music of Jacques Bekaert played by David Behman and Takehisa Kosugi. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Cara Perlman

Topless (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, super 8mm , color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy , dance, erotic, philosophical

A docu-dramedy about one night in the life of a topless dancer. Jane was my roommate while she was dancing in real life. We built the set in my apartment. She brought in her real waitress. We gathered some johns and made a story.

Rental: $30.00

Ozan Adam

For The Blinds (2016) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 93 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, family, found footage, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, philosophical, political and social activism, Psychology & Mental Health, science and medicine, spiritual & mystical, technology

The stories in the film take place in parallel realities where people live only for a very limited as one character. The memories of the people are erased periodically and replaced with new ones. Adjustments are made on the details of the new memories so that everyone remembers himself or herself if they have always been living as that character for their entire life. Won the Special Jury Award at the Indian Cine Festival in Mumbai, India. FOR THE BLINDS is the first internationally awarded, feature length, Turkish science fiction film, that is not a comedy, a cult, an animation or a re-make.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Ozan Adam

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Ozan Adam

The Two Names of Testimony About the Execution of A Happening and A Suitcase Full of Broken Records (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical

A visual poem about dreams. Won the Best Experimental Film 1st Prize at 17th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Emily Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Faith Hubley

Cloudland (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Cockaboody (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Moonbird (1959) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Starlore (1983) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Erin Hayes

A Holiday Tribute to Alcohol in America (2016) color, 4:32 min

Keywords: art and artists, comedy

"A Holiday Tribute to Alcohol in America" is based on a standup monologue the filmmaker performed in New York, after receiving graduate and undergraduate degrees in fiction writing. Some of the original footage was shot during her artist's residency with the Rotunda Gallery and Brooklyn Community Access Television, where she became a certified producer. The film takes a satirical look at the importance of alcohol to America's great history, interspersed with her original music and the filmmaker tap dancing. Past awards include acceptance into the TIP-EAST sitcom writing workshop sponsored by the New York Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her articles have appeared in "Newsday" and other publications. She has taught film at Fordham University-Marymount, has been a guest lecturer in the graduate film program of the Long Island University Media Arts Department, and has been a consultant and lecturer in graduate film and writing at Pratt Institute.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

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

DIEM (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, economics, environment & nature , erotic, landscape & architecture, political & social activism, psychology & mental health , queer/bi/trans

An experimental appropriation of three films shot by Miller in 2010. DIEM is comprised of an experimental horror film, and two experimental short documentaries. The footage was cut together and tells the story of invasion, design, gentrification, and the loss of one's self. The identity and reality of the main character slowly erodes, as the landscape and life she knows begins to erode and die. Featuring actress Virginia Bartholomew.

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.

Rental: $35

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.

Rental: $35

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.

Rental: $35

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.

Rental: $35

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.

Rental: $35

Lana Caplan

play and repeat (2014) digital file, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural, technology

PLAY AND REPEAT is a technological rendering of a cityscape and the experience therein. A sequence of altered still images shot in New York is repeated, each time manipulated and layered over the artifacts of the previous sequence. Images of concrete and pavement are digitally smeared, transmogrifying the architectural structure of the street. Billboards and graffiti become the passage of color and texture through the 2-dimensional space of the screen. play and repeat takes both the city and digital video itself as subject and explores the effect of the addition and removal of the representational image on perception and memory. Composition, color and movement give way to accumulation and eventual disintegration into its own ephemerality.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Ruth Novaczek

Footnote (2016) digital file, color / b&w, 11 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, films about film, found footage, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Franz Kafka, Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles think about love. A film about revolution. Includes found-footage.

Rental: $35

Carolina Mandia

TWO (2017) 16mm, digital file, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, Cameraless, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health

TWO is Carolina Mandia's second film. The filmmaker experiments with the expression and transfer of anxiety onto film.

Rental: $35.00

Gary Adlestein

Septuagenarian Collaborations: 4 Experimental Videos (2010-2016) DVD, color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, comedy, films about film, literature & theater

Three non-narrative tales, OVID ILLUSTRATED; MILLERS' TALE; SPLIT BOWLES, based on literary classics (by way of 1950's Classic Comics) and Early Onset, a video meditation on how fast, especially in later late, tempus fugit. "The three videos had... both an "old tale" feel to them mixed with uninhibited modern boldness. I enjoyed their mischievous naughty playfulness, and wickedness of no holds barred. The energy from these two chemists in video kinetics is both potent and palpable." - Mike Kuchar.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00 INSTITUTIONAL / 50.00 INDIVIDUAL

Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York′s Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. BREATHING TWICE is a portrait of a specific place, and also a study of line - line as drawing, painting and writing, and line in relation to language. BREATHING TWICE also looks at less visible lines, especially the elusive, disappearing lines that may, or may not, divide one cultural frame of reference from another. This piece unfolds in two languages, so the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

Rental: $35.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $125.00

Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD, , 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projection of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

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Katy Martin

Super 8 Silent, Films by Katy Martin 1976-79 (1976-1979) DVD, color / b&w, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, films about film, personal/diary/journal

AUTOGRAPH 1976, 2 minutes, silent A simple performance that prefigures the work I do now. DAFFODILS 1977, 3 minutes, silent A love poem to my husband in the early days of our romance DRAWING BREATH 1978, 3 minutes DOT SQUARED 1977, 3 minutes A camera roll of Bill Brand, animating his computer graphics, using the mainframe at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. TYRONE, PA 1977, 14 minutes A portrait of car culture and the town where I grew up. AT THE GRANDPARENTS 1978, 5 minutes BILL'S FILM SHOOT 1978, 7 minutes FLOWERS AND BIRDS 1979, 8 minutes On vacation with Bill's mother who loved watching birds. At the time, I was steeped in Japanese aesthetics and the pleasure of looking. APPLE BUTTER BOIL 1979, 8 minutes A two-day ritual that took place every fall at the Grange next door to my house.

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Katy Martin

Skinside Out / Swan's Island / Guilin Road (2002-2005) DVD, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, films about film, personal/diary/journal

SKINSIDE OUT by Katy Martin and Bill Brand 2002, 16mm film, 11 minutes. A private, interior world takes shape within the coded context of shared urban space, as images from the studio are juxtaposed with footage of a construction barge along the Hudson River. By examining both in relation to surface, the work paradoxically looks for what lies within. GUILIN ROAD by Katy Martin 2005, 16mm film SWAN'S ISLAND by Bill Brand and Katy Martin 2005, 16mm film, 5 minutes SWAN'S ISLAND focuses on gesture in painting, and how that relates to the hand-held camera. The emphasis is on the physicality of painting, and its visceral connection to memory and imagination. Here, the movement of the artist's hand is expanded to include the entire body. The film is about gesture as a kind of performance. Katy paints directly on her skin, and as she moves, leaves marks on the floor. Bill films the body and its trace, linking his own movement with cinematic space. SWAN'S ISLAND explores the act of seeing as inextricable with that of being seen.

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