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

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

Dominic Angerame

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Caroline Avery

Miniatures: I, Steve; II, Owen (1986) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

A series of very short collectibles. An album of personalities. Shown through my perception of individuals I know. This is an ongoing project. Please check with coop for new additions.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Sitting (1977) 16mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Sitting meditation study. First work after I laid down camera seven years -- thus newskin concentration on breath-body precise rhythm attention.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Father Movie (1978) 16mm, Super 8, color, 9.75 min

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Made spontaneously with the news of my fathers death -- i kept a friends instamatic super-8 in coat pocket as I headed to Winston-Salem and the rest home where my father died of a sudden stroke overnight. I filmed on a highway, in his abandoned rest home room, then drove weeping and filming at the same time, one hand on wheel, one holding camera, past the houses -- my sisters, his own, -- he and my mother had lived after retirement from life's work abroad. In his two film of the last days and death of his father, and the life and death of his mother, Gordon Ball has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures. he has reconciled still ( as the mind would have it remembering) with movie and DOCUMENT (in the form of home movies) with the 'myth' of his voice track.' -- Stan Brakhage [available on super 8mm or 16 mm]

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

Jaime Barrios

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Scott Bartlett

1970 (1972) 16mm, color, 29.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Berliner

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Ricardo Block

Persistence of Memory, The (1984) 16mm, color, 16.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

This film surpasses all the autobiographic films I've seen in the past decade in its insight, humor, and visual richness. Block explodes, in poetic and ironic terms, the meaning and emotional contradictions of his past. He evokes, in the viewer the universal desire to examine one's own place in a particular family, place and time. -- Melinda Ward, executive producer, Alive from off center, for Public Television THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY is an autobiographical/collage film about a childhood lived within different cultures and languages. Born and raised in Mexico City of French/Jewish parents, the filmmaker uses found footage and excepts from home movies to construct a personal mythology. Hollywood stars, a Mexican president, family members, people riding the Mexico City subway and cartoon characters cohabit in this imaginary world.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Gabriela Bohm

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $40.00
VHS PAL Rental: $40.00

Louise Bourque

Going Back Home (2000) 35mm, color, 2.30 min

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth

Turmoil of unsheltered childhood: the dwelling as self. "The disasters of life can make it hard to go home. Bourque's brief beautiful, and affecting film goes by so quickly it's printed twice on the reel, so you can get a second look." -- Program notes, Images Film Festival Catalogue, Toronto, 2001

Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $30.00

Louise Bourque

Self Portrait Post Mortem (2002) 35mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

"Rossetti's Beatrice uses Stan Brakhage as interior decorator in this through-the-glass-darkly two-way mirror moving picture of death after death." -- Steve Ausbury, Cinematexas International Short Film Festival catalogue, 2002 An unearthed time capsule consisting of footage of the maker's youthful self -- an "exquisite corpse" with nature as collaborator. Bourque buried random out-takes from her first three films (all staged productions dealing with her family) in the backyard of her ancestral home (adjoining the grounds of a former cemetery) with the ambivalent intentions of both safe-keeping and unloading them (she was relocating). Upon examining the footage five years later she found that the material contained images of herself captured during the making of her first film. That discovery seemed handed over like a gift and prompted the making of this film, a metaphysical pas-de-deux in which decay undermines the image and in the process engenders a transmutation.

Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $30.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

16mm Sale: $Please Inquire

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

16mm Sale: $Please Inquire

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

16mm Sale: $Please Inquire

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary

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

scored by Mark Dresser

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

Rental: $50

16mm Sale: $Please Inquire

Sarah Jane Lapp

Private Apology (1999 - 2001) 16mm, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical

Diary of a infidel, diary of a dental flosser.

Rental: $50

16mm Sale: $Please Inquire

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)

Richard Brick

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

James Broughton

Testament (1974) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"TESTAMENT is James Broughton's exquisite self-portrait. A major figure in avant-garde filmmaking and poetry since the 1940s, Broughton views his life and life's work with irony, charm, humor, and a combination of joyous self-love and gentle self-depreciation. Scenes from his earlierfilms mix the elements of humor, magic, slapstick, melodrama, and romance which mark his aesthetic. A plethora of rich personal symbols is woven throughout the film, tied together by verbal games, Zen poems, anecdotes, songs, a child's prayer, dreams, and visions." -- Karen Cooper "James Broughton's TESTAMENT is one of the most remarkable films ever produced within the American independent cinema. It is the most moving and most sublimely detached of the recent trend of filmic autobiographies -- by Jerome Hill, Jonas Mekas, and Stan Brakhage, to name only the masters, and Broughton's peers." -- P. Adams Sitney "A beautiful, important, mysterious work."-- Amos Vogel

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

James Broughton

Together (1976) 16mm, black and white, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A single-frame portrait of Broughton's disembodied heads coming slowly together in wiggle, wobble and wonderment. altogether wholly in toto in toto in totally toto together altogether together -- From the soundtrack

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Scattered Remains (1988) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

This is a cinematic performance piece enlivened by its experiments in poetic speech and poetic vision. Joel Singer creates a multi-faceted portrait of poet James Broughton acting out his verses in unlikely situations and surprising camera inventions. In the course of this divertissement the poet probes the puzzlements of mortality, destiny and the magic of language. "A true wonderpiece and remarkable portrait." -- Michael McClure

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Gail Camhi

Evening At Home, An (1979) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

A musical. This is a portrait of my father in three vignettes of his own fabrication. "... a black and white sound 'musical' featuring Camhi's father in three charmingly modest vaudeville turns, performed in his own living room... Using Pere Camhi and an Al Jolson anthem and campy foxtrot (among other things), this laid-back effort succeeds in capturing... euphoria... by following the 'realist' tactic of letting personality triumph over form." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, VILLAGE VOICE

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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

Tobe J. Carey

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

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

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

Tom Chomont

Epilog/Siam (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Two Portraits

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II (1972) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A Persian Rug (1969) filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the 'The Sufis' by Indries Shaf. PORTRET (1970): A portrait of Eric de Kuyper. T. C. ARIA (1970) For R. B. and G. M. Filmed in Diesntis, Switzerland. LIJN II (1972): "The content and the form seem to define each other... It's like seeing the illusion form as you watch." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, Summer 1981

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Robert Cowan

Portrait #2 Judy Fyve (1983) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Just what is says --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $100.00

Anja Czioska

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Anja Czioska

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Eduardo Darino

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

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

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

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

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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

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

Coal Miner's Granddaughter (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

"In Coal Miner's Granddaughter, Cecilia restages autobiographical elements. Memory, fantasy, the movies, TV, contaminate one another to highlight the impossibility of unsplicing, separating out, influences in the neurons that make me; the futility of recovering origin. Media is biology-Delicious, horrible 'acting' exposes the in-authenticity of realism as conduit to truth. Everyday life is performance-events are arranged; disarranges -- we're unstuck in the space-time continuum. Disorientation precludes reabsorption into moralizing." -- Laurie Weeks Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

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

Cecilia Dougherty

Leslie (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Leslie is a fractured portrait of San Francisco Bay Area language poet Leslie Scalapino. In this tape, I re-enter and re-present Leslie's writing using only video language and pictorial structure. My idea is to put the writer inside the fiction or structure of her own writing, creating a story (fiction) about the writer herself. Visual fan letter. Sale: $75 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Eileen (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

Eileen is a home movie of Eileen Myles in her legendary 3rd St. apartment, with her pit bull Rosie. I based the tape's style on some Beat home movies I saw a couple years ago, thinking how much Eileen's work is influenced by them and by the New York School of poets, specifically Frank O'Hara, whose work Eileen's reminds me of. She's reading from her novel entitled "Cool for You."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Bob Emrich

Joan I (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Structural

A purposeless portrait of Joan Swain, based on three decisions by the film maker and 300 by a random numbers table. Joan is the finest random numbers table reader I have ever known. --B. 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

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

Bob Fleischner

Nora (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Body

A portrait of a young girl, with a long dress and a fan. An unpretentious lady, whose beauty and slight shyness are revealed by the camera. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Carl Michael George

DHPG Mon Amour (1989) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Body, personal_diary_journal

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Super 8 original blowup 16mm on VHS A Super-8 homestyle movie which explores the radical advances made by PWA's (People With AIDS), in developing their own health care. Focussing precisely on the ordinary minutiae of David Conover and Joe Walsh's daily life, DHPG Mon Amour shows the struggle for self-determination and control over one's own body, and resonates on an intimate and more broadly political level. DHPG Mon Amour was featured at the 1990 New Directors Series at the Museum Of Modern Art and has been exhibited at museums and theaters throughout the US and Europe.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

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

Jerome Hill

Albert Schweitzer (1957) 16mm, color, 81 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The definitive cinema biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. -- Noel Productions Academy Award: Best Documentary Feature of 1957

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

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

There's Nothing That Doesn't Take Time (1981) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A mini-film from Hatoma showing a 76-year-old woman weaving a basket for the fishing. During the task, which takes from morning till late afternoon, she talks about herself and her life.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Nisi Jacobs

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Political / Social Activism

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

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Jordan

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marjorie Keller

Untitled (1971) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait: of Saul Levine, filmmaker and one-time Italian Ice Vendor./of the film surface & depth/so by the choice of image./ of the inside & outside light in the summer and the shower. --M. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Fallen World, The (1983) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

An elegy for a Newfoundland dog named Melville and a portrait of his owner.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Maria Lassnig

Self Portrait (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Maria Lassnig has made a perfectly lovely film entitled SELF PORTRAIT to which I would give first prize. About here own film Ms. Lassnig has written: 'Using my own drawings, realistic, surrealistic or abstract, I have drawn the moods, fears, thoughts and parts of a life story (the drawings were then animated). This self-portrait was done before a mirror without the help of photographs. I also did all camera work and sound.' --Marcia Cavell, Changes, January, 1973

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Standish Lawder

Sunday In Southbury () 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

I had long wanted to make a film on Hans Richter who has been an important figure in my life, and this is the result. Almost unedited, it was shot one summer Sunday afternoon in 1968 at a picnic with friends and relatives. Jonas Mekas was also shooting the event, and his version is included in his recent films "Diaries," "Notes" and "Sketches."

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Organum Multiplum (1967) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

Work and life of Musica Elettronica Viva, group of live electronic music, mainly composed by American musicians, active in Rome, Italy. --A. L.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Charles I. Levine

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Crescent () super8mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography

A conversation with Pelle Lowe.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

Driven (2003) 16mm, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Groove To Groove (1980) 16mm, color, 11.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Comedy, Films about Film, Media

"continues this kind of portraiture, concentrating on Mai Cramer and Levine, and develops the 'bi-lingual' paradigm of film and music. The phantasmagoria of splices beomes the lexicon for Levine's improvisational study of making film, music and jokes." Marjorie Keller

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

In Line (1980) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, political

"Unemployment portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Is As Is (1991) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of a mother with her arms full in the backyard bathing her twin babies. As if the early spring light sings and dances. Later the father cooks a fish. Marjorie Keller is the mother.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Ivan's Scarf () reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Mandala scar(o)f film portrait of Ivan Cohn." S.L.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Schmateh IV & Scrape (1986) super8, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography

Two films on one reel the first is a portrait of Pelle Lowe. The second is a portrait of Laurie McKenna AKA Bud Scrape both of whom I was desparately in love with.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Unemployment (1980) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Political / Social Activism

"Unemployment Portrayal" The unemployment office in Binghamton tried to confiscate the film which Saul Levine shot while waiting in line for security reasons. Also titled "In Line"

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

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

Saul Levine

Notes of an Early Fall (1976) super8mm, color, 33.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Dance, music

[NOTES] was mostly made in Binghamton in 1976 - a warped record constructed out of visits to the zoo, relatives and various locations. Appearances by obsessive birds, caged bears and hungry rams. "Certain shots are very evocative, such as a long shot of a group of people sitting on a park bench, one person playing a song on a recorder. The sound of the music, its fragility, is matched by the distance of the shot, lending a feeling of precariousness to the moment. There is a repeated shot of a warped record playing, with the same musical phrase endlessly repeated. The shot is an interior one, with the lighting casting a golden glow on the scene. The warped repetitions begin to reverberate with suggestions of frustrations." -- Daryl Chin, The Soho Weekly News "His first talkie, NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL is a characteristically raw work that parlays even the sound of microphone rumble into a formal element. Featuring a lengthy sequence devoted to the dance of an outrageously warped record, and a cameo appearance by a malfunctioning TV set, the forty-minute film suggests an entropic, melancholy Ballet Mecanique." -- J. Hoberman, Homemade Movies

Rental: $90.00
Super8 Rental: $90.00

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

Spun (1992) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, erotic

With Amanda Katz spinning and weaving.

Rental: $60.00
Super8 Rental: $60.00

Saul Levine

August Moon An See (1997) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of Nancy Golden, a summer evening and Nancy photographing rocks at Singing Beach.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Saul Levine

Whole Note (2000) Super 8, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of my father in the last days of his life. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" hasidic saying.

Rental: $22.00
Super8 Rental: $22.00

Conrad Ventur

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Edvard Lieber

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Sheila Paige

Motherly Memoirs of the Bandit Queen (1981) 16mm, color, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Not a shoot-'em up. A true story of Belle Starr, Arkansas outlaw of the 1880s and her daughter, Baby Pearl.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

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

Dana Plays

Love Stories my Grandmother Tells (1994) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of Dana Plays' 90 year old paternal grandmother, Peggy Regler, reminiscing about her love affairs and significant relationships. Regler tells about her failed first marriage, the agreement she had to stay until the children were grown (but to see other lovers) which resulted in the true love she found with her second husband and renowned writer Gustav Regler, who later died a tragic death in India. The love affairs are historically rooted in the political and technological developments 20th century, and are narratively based in a complex sound/image structure. Interludes (silent optically printed film passages narrated with inter-titles excerpted from her diaries, and early childhood memories) formalistically refer to early cinema. The footage in these passages is re-contextualized and interwoven metaphorically throughout the text.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Richard Preston

Two by Louis Johnson () 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Dance

"Two treatments of the dancer-choreographer: one danced by a group on a rooftop; one using multiple exposures in an expressionist style." R.P.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Luther Price

Mr. Wonderful (1988) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Childhood programming is a recurring Price theme. His 10-minute Mr. Wonderful (1988) matches a single, scratched close-up of an LP portrait of goofy Fred Rogers to selections from the record. The effect is less ironic than defamiliarizing. At one point, Mr. Rogers sings a song suggesting that childish clowning is a way of warding off fear-an insight that provides the context for Clown (1992),

Rental: $25.00
Super8 Rental: $25.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Lupe (1966) 16mm, color, 49.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Queer / Bi / Trans

Strangely neglected for way too long, Jose Rodriguez Soltero's Lupe is an underground classic of the stature of Flaming Creatures, Scorpio Rising, Hold me While I'm Naked, or The Chelsea Girls. It is ostensibly a biopic of Lupe Velez inspired by Kenneth Anger's sketch of the Mexican spitfire in Hollywood Babylon and, stylistically, by Von Sternberg's Marlene Dietrich vehicles. Rodriguez Soltero takes some liberties with the facts and produces a color-saturated, gorgeous dime-store baroque that tells of Lupe's rise from whoredom to stardom, her fall into fractured romance and suicide, and her ascension into the spirit world. It is consistently inventive and surprising, and wrapped in a dense soundtrack that combines, Elvis, Cuban boleros, Spanish flamenco, The Supremes, and Vivaldi. It features some of the main players of the Ridiculous Theatrical Playhouse (Charles Ludlam plays a keen lesbian seducer and Lola Pashalinsky, Lupe's maid). Mario Montez never looked better; no wonder this was his favorite film. Whether they know it or not, Pedro Almodavar, Vivienne Dick, and Bruce LaBruce have a grandfather in Jose Rodriguez Soltero. --Juan Suarez

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Amanda Katz

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

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

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $65

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

John Luther Schofill

Filmpiece For Sunshine (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Dedication: To Anger and Sunshine. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE was begun as a portrait of Steven Sunshine, a young film student, at his invitation. Steven was then 18 to my 25 and living, as misfit as I had been at his age, in a college dormitory. My unexpected return to the environment of my adolescence brought forth a flood of memory strong enough to sustain my first real venture in filmmaking. Once begun, the film soon transformed itself from portrait to autobiography, and was shaped very much by my obsession with Anger's SCORPIO RISING (image montage and rock music) -- and by a remark of the narrator in Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Pale Fire: that dormitories are "bedlams of jungle music." To be worthy of that inspiration, it took nine months of careful searching to select seven songs (and one fragment) -- two years in all to complete the film. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE is about the isolation of the adolescent in an anti-life society, the pointlessness of his existence. He can't get sexual satisfaction, and he can't get any other kind either. He is always in prison and always will be. The woman he longs for is not just a woman of flesh but a higher spiritual freedom and beauty. He longs for beauty in an ugly world.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Elasticity (1976) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Psychology & Mental Health

Impressionistic surrealism in three acts. The approach is literary experimental with optical effects. There are three mental states that are interesting: amnesia, euphoria and ecstasy. Amnesia is not knowing who you are and wanting desperately to know. I call this the White Night. Euphoria is not knowing who you are and not caring. This is the Dream of Meditation. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who you are and still not caring. I call this the Memory of the Future. This is an autobiographical film funded by the American Film Institute.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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

Chick Strand

Anselmo and the Women (1986) VHS NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Continuing the life of Anselmo, a Mexican street musician, and his life-long struggle to make a good life for his children. This film focuses on his relationship with his wife Adela and his mistress, Cruz, and theirs with him. In a society where traditional gender roles are separate and sharply defined, the number of children defines male identity and keeps the women at home and dependent. Poverty makes daily survival a desperate struggle. Both men and women must cooperate, the men to provide food and shelter and the women to raise and care for the large family. However, the cooperation is often superficial, with very little communication in terms of inner emotional needs. Relationships become economic in essence in which both men and women perceive themselves living in an emotional desert. The film is about lives in conflict from three points of view as told by the people involved. It explores the division between the real and ideal.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Walter Ungerer

Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? (Oobieland Part Two) (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The Princess of Oobieland is interviewed in a television studio in New York City. Her responses, sometimes only barely discernible over the whir and clang of obscure machinery, are testimony to the closing of those gateways which we encountered in PART ONE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Phil Weisman

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Leslie Thornton

Let Me Count The Ways - Minus 10, 9, 8, 7 (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

Tape also includes END IN NEW WORLD (2004) 2 min. LET ME COUNT THE WAYS ... inaugurates a new serial work by Leslie Thornton. As in her recently completed Peggy and Fred series, Thornton explores the social effects of new technologies and media, but here she pushes even further into autobiographical territory to suggest the ways in which we are all implicated in these changes. Juxtaposing aerial military footage; scientific data on genetic mutation; audio testimony about the bombing of Hiroshima, and a home movie of her father, a World War II Air Force pilot, as he is dispatched to that city, Thornton creates a dense and compelling meditation on violence.

Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $200.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Kinder

Grandfather (2008) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, min

Keywords: biography, cameraless, Found Footage

A tribute to my grandfather using a combination of direct animation and found footage of a WWII newsreel of the American bombing of Japanese strongholds in Micronesia. Winner of the Helen Hill Award at the 2008 NYU Orphan Film Symposium.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Ryan O'Toole

Keep the Home Fires Burning (2008) 16mm, color and black & white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This stunningly emotional film is about duty, heroism, pride and loss as seen in the home movies of a military family. The piece takes you on a journey inward, towards family and identity. Although it might seem preoccupied with loss, in its pensive music it is actually a song of hope - a wish for the future.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marguerite Paris

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Chuck Workman

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

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

Jasmine Hirst

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Psychology & Mental Health

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

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

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

Lynne Sachs

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, History, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jonas Mekas

A Letter to Penny Arcade (2001) DVD NTSC, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

I made this video June 23, 2001, as a letter for my good friend Penny Arcade who some days earlier had asked me why I love New York. I truly love New York! This letter to Penny Ar44cade is my love letter to New York.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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

Jonas Mekas

Notes on Utopia (2004) DVD PAL, Color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Four part video made in 2003,2004. Pts. 1 & 2 were presented at the 2003 Venice Biennale as part of the Utopia Station project. An open-ended video --- more parts may be added in the future -- my thoughts on the idea of Utopia. My thoughts on it change as time goes on, as I am trying to figure it out myself, the meaning of it, the prectice of it, the possibility of it, in the past, today and in the future.

Rental: $100.00
DVD PAL Rental: $100.00

Louise Bourque

Jours en fleurs (2003) 35mm, Color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, cameraless, personal_diary_journal

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

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

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

Gordon Ball

Films By Gordon Ball (1966-1991) DVD_NTSC, color, 68 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, family, history, political / social activism

Gordon Ball's films have been acclaimed for their originality, their powerful directness. As filmmaker Stan Brakhage has written has written of Ball's two works on the death of his mother and the death of his father, he "has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures." Jonas Mekas declared Ball's Mexican Jail Footage "the best jail film I've seen"; of the same movie Robert Frank exclaimed "I can't forget this film."

A work by ball eschews technical polish in favor of "technical sincerity"; it may be made, in part, on the run, as with Father Movie , it may be, as with his first work, Georgia , shot completely spontaneously. It is, as the filmmaker has written, "negligent of all but its own earnest rhythmic awareness... what one person and no one can give us." It is uncompromising and full of heart, strong enough to make one, as poet Allen Ginsberg has written of Ball's Enthusiasm , "cry for life itself."

Ball's films have been shown on three continents and at a range of institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the San Francisco Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archives, Kyoto Cinematheque, and British Film Institute, and have won prizes at a number of festivals.

This anthology selects seven works and includes an interview with Ball by filmmaker and archivist Tom Whiteside.
Films included:
Georgia (1966)
Sitting (1977)
Father Movie (1978)
Enthusiasm (1979)
Mexican Jail Footage (1980)
Millbrook (1985)
Do Poznania [To Poznan]: Conversations in Poland (1991)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00 for individual & 60.00 for educational

Jerry Tartaglia

See For Yourself (1995) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, body, personal /diary / journal, queer / bi / trans

The 17 minute film is an intimate document of a person as he dying from an infection associated with HIV. It has been edited to create the illusion that the viewer is looking at camera "rushes" or unedited "dailies" of a movie. This editorial choice affords the viewers an unencumbered emotional response to what they are seeing on the screen. See For Yourself is a silent film, shot largely in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Autumn of 1993. This film's subject is the filmmaker's friend, David Kline, who requested that this film be made in order for "people to see for themselves what A.I.D.S. look like." David Kline died in September 1993. Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1996.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jonas Mekas

Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 68 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, family, history, personal diary journal

A motion picture composed of brief diaristic scenes not used in completed films from the years 1960-2000; and self-referential video footage taped during the editing. Brief glimpses of family, friends, girl-friends, the City, seasons of the year, travels. Occasionally I talk, reminisce, or play music I taped during those earlier years, plus more recent piano improvisations by Auguste Varkalis. It's a kind of autobiographical, diaristic poem, celebration of happiness and life. I consider myself a happy man. - J.M.

DVD NTSC Rental: $300.00

Georges Salameh

Maesmak (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, found footage, history, personal, diary, journal, political & social activism, science & medicine

www.georgessalameh.wordpress.com/maesmak

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Melissa Friedling

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: biography, body, erotic, landscape/architecture

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Phil Weisman

Three Films by Phil Weisman (2005-2012) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

Klando- I began to think about Brakhage's opening paragraph for Metaphors on Vision and his notion of the untutored eye and although I could sympathize with sentiment, my experience with my own daughter Maddy seemed more concrete. Sometime after September 11, 2001, having been displaced and re-settled temporarily in a furnished apartment in Maplewood, New Jersey, Maddy began reading stories from picture books. At four, she knew how to read a few words but mostly made up stories from looking at pictures. This video is my portrait of her and more, which began in a small industrial city about twenty minutes from Prague, Kladno, early one summer in the year 2000. -Weisman The Fugitive Chef The deaths of the filmmaker Bob Fleischner, my childhood friend Jeff Tenzer and my father Marc Weisman in 1989 hastened an already made decision to leave the avant-garde art community and seek respite elsewhere. This resolution didn't alter my desire to work at filmmaking or even attempt, occasionally, to alter its known forms; it simply restated it within a different context. The Fugitive Chef is a fractured and layered personal documentary shot mostly in Brooklyn and at the MacDowell Art Colony. Contributors to this film incldue filmmaker Bob Fleishner, poet Julia Kasdorf, painter Sarah McCoubrey, actor Scotty Snyder and filmmaker/performance artist Stuart Sherman. -Weisman Our Trembling Way Unlike one trend today in experimental film, it does not go about its work distilling or deconstructing. Rather it sets its sights on encompassing several interacting stories and visual tropes at once, including a man's trip to a hospital and a woman's trip to the movies, and blends them in celebration of cinema from both a narrative and non-narrative point of view. Utilizing found and originally recorded footage from both film and video sources, this film offers it's audience an opportunity to consider, in a mildly ironic manner, what it is to be mortal on this planet, as well as what it is to be both an observer and the observed. It is a lyrical tone poem, a fictional short story and a dance film and video light and shadow re-interpreted as a digital moving picture. -Stephen Anker, Dean, California Institute of the Arts

DVD NTSC Rental: $$50 individual, $100 institutional

Melissa Friedling

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, body, environment and nature, erotic

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Margaret Rorison

Gowanus Haze (2012) 16mm, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, landscape_architecture

The filmmaker returns to her old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The footage captures a landscape known as The Gowanus Canal, an area of Brooklyn, which was once inhabited by a productive port and industrial compound. The film’s soundtrack incorporates recordings of the filmmaker’s demented grandfather who recalls his own memories of New York City. Additional sounds include the recordings of the projector projecting the film itself.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

16mm Sale: $150.00

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

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

Liz Roberts

Cicatrix (1995 ) 16mm , Black and White , min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography and Autobiography , Body , Family

A cicatrix is a scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.

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

Amanda L. Katz

I Still Live Here (A Self-Portrait) (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography and autobiography, personal, diary, journal

Street cinematography and moving portraits of close friends combine to create a reflection of the filmmaker herself. -ALK

Rental: $60
DVD NTSC Rental: $60

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

Abraham Ravett

Piyut I-V (2009 - 2012) color and b&w, 96 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, diary

Compilation DVD

Notes For A Polish Jew (2012) 8 min, 16mm, silent.
If his father had lived beyond the age of seventy-four, the following may have been the cinematic response to the city where in 1944, he last saw his family. Filmed in the mid-1980s, Lodz, Poland. Constructed in 2012, Florence, MA. USA.

From Prague to Poland (2010) 15 min, DVD, sound.
Sixty years after his familys departure from Poland, the filmmaker returns to the city where he was born.

What My Father Would Have Seen In Poland (2010) 54 min, DVD, sound.
A contemporary, on-line archive of Polish amateur films made between the 1950s - 1980s, provides an opportunity to reflect on stories of survival and attempts at reconciliation.

non-Aryan (2009) 12 min, silent, color, 16mm.
A recent article in the NYT revealed that during the 1930s and 1940s administrators at Columbia University restricted the hiring of refugee, Jewish medical doctors by severely limited the number of "non-Aryans" on their staff. Inspired by that revelation, the following is a cinematic tribute, a portrait of another "non-Aryan" who was not a physician and arrived in the USA in 1955.

Trepches (2009) 7 min, silent, beta.
In the process of making "The March" (1999), my mother spoke about the wooden shoes she and other inmates wore n their forced march out of Auschwitz. She called them "trephes." Utilizing one of the optically printed segments from "The March," I've re-visited that filmmaking experience and our exchange.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

Abraham Ravett

After the Unveiiling (1981) , 129 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

After the Unveiling is a film about change. It is a personal documentary done in diary format of my mothers life immediately following my fathers death. It begins with cultural rites proceeding death, that of sitting "shive," and goes on to record the many daily acts my mother once shared with her husband and now must face alone. Delineated, is the integral place that my mothers religion and culture holds for her, the inevitable influence it has on me, and the resulting conflict that is created for my mother and myself by me selecting a mate from a different religious background.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

Abraham Ravett

Everything's For You (1989) color and b&w, 58 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Everythings For You reflects the filmmakers relationship with his deceased father, a man who survived both the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. The film utilizes a combination of previously shot material (1974-78) family photographs, archival footage, optically printed current footage, cell animation sequences, and computer graphics to create a mosaic, a meditation on filial relationships. Dialogue is in both Yiddish and English.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

Abraham Ravett

Lunch With Fela (2005) color, 59 min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Lunch With Fela, is the filmmakers response to the passing of his last parent, Fela Ravett. Utilizing a combination of DV footage shot during her stay at a nearby nursing facility, excerpts from previously made 16mm film, animation sequences, plus remaining family memorabilia, the film renders the presence and absence of a much loved parent. Lunch With Fela, is the eighth film in a series that address the complexities of family history and Jewish cultural identity.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

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

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

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

Jim Hubbard

United In Anger: A History of ACT UP (2014) DVD_NTSC, Blu-Ray, color, 93 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography , history, political & social activitism , science & medicine

UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP combines startling archival footage that puts you on the ground with the activists and remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective - how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each others lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half-dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced that U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis, while revealing the group's complex culture - meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.

Rental: $275.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $275.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $ 300.00

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

Harriet McKern

Dear Harriet (2014) DVD_NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Against the backdrop of the harbor an unidentified adoptee reads below the surface of a letter from her birth mother.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Tobe Carey

Father Francis - Woodstock's Hippie Priest (1975) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, philosophical

Known as Woodstock's Hippie Priest, the inclusive message of Father Francis' Mountain church resonated with Woodstock's young people arriving in the wake of the Woodstock Festival and the music revolution of the 70's. This is a rare up-close look at the late Father Francis. Produced with Woodstock Community Video.

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Two Woodstock Hippie Films (1970-1975) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, personal/diary/journal

From the archives of the late 1960's and early 1970's comes this period piece. A combination of two 16mm experimental films, "The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution", and "Family Astrology".

The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution - 13 minutes, 1970
This program provides an intimate glimpse into communal ways and ritual at the height of the counter culture. Includes cameo appearances by Abbie Hoffman and Paul Krassner of Yippie! fame.

Family Astrology - 34 minutes, 1975
A look at hippie family life at its fullest through a lens of astrology. Life with chickens, music and much more.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

Tobe Carey

Stanley's House (2007) DVD, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

The late Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate of the United States in 2000, wrote many poems about growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the house in which he lived as a child. Some of the Pulitzer Prize winner's most memorable poetry illuminates his family, the search for his father who committed suicide six-weeks before he was born, his house, the neighborhood and his sense of place in Worcester. The 1918 classic Worcester three-decker house in which he lived now bears a plaque proclaiming the site's importance in Stanley's Kunitz's life while growing up.

My name is Tobe Carey. I'm a filmmaker, and I grew up in this same house some thirty years after Stanley. From the 2nd grade on I lived there until going to college in 1960. Up until a few years ago I knew nothing about Stanley Kunitz's poetry or the Kunitz's family history. Only then did I discover the connection with childhoods spend in and around our house.

In 2006, when I videotaped Stanley Kunitz in his New York City apartment, he read four Worcester poems and then off-camera he remarked, "That house still has a hold on both of us." Stanley Kunitz was 100 years old when he died four days later on Mother's Day, 2006.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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 Hancock

Dayton Air Show (2014) super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

*TO BE READ BEFORE VIEWING*

This three minute documentary is the first of an analogue greeting card from the Dayton Air Show. See through my eyes the lifestyle photography of sunset in Dayton Ohio where I'm from!

Rental: $40

Super8 Sale: $80

Terese Svoboda

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

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

Kidnap (1984) DVD, color, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

In Kidnap, a son uses home movies to recount the trauma of his mother kidnapping him and his brother from his father at Christmas time.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $DVD

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

PAST PERFECT (2002) 16mm, DVD, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

"PAST PERFECT is a meditation on Jewish history, notably the Shoah-spirited and darkly amusing... In PAST PERFECT Madansky manages - frequently, brilliantly - to evoke a similar pang as greets the historian, documentarian, genealogist, or traveler when confronting the catastrophic absence that is the Holocaust. When all is effaced, the only logical response is speculation." excerpt from text by David Rakoff

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

DEVOTION (2003) 16mm, DVD, color, 34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

A sparing and minimal travelogue of Istanbul. A foreigner meditates on the unraveling of a relationship while moving from hotel room to hotel room. In a city simultaneously devoted to Islam and secular nationalism, she finds refuge in the frailty and severity of the rituals of devotion.

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

16mm Sale: $1000.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

STILL LIFE (2004) 35mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation. This portrait provides brutal witness to how government sanctioned destruction metes upon structures of home and State. Unlike the mediated images of current warfare, Still Life examines the effects of the destruction of Occupation through the details of cinematic landscapes and its inherent inhabitants. In its relentless questioning reaffirmed with a unique and unremitting soundtrack by composer Zeena Parkins, Still Life forces us to focus on details of devastation.

35mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

35mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Rrose Present

Autoretrat: TEXTures d'un camí (self-portrait: TEXTures of a path) (2016) Digital File, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal

(self-portrait: TEXTures of a path) Who am I? Am I anymore that a collective portrait of all the glances I have received? I am all the words that you have said about me? Am I your hatred when you look at me and condemn me to abyss? Am I your love when you look at me and you give me heaven? I am in your eyes. I am in all eyes and I am not in any I am what your eyes want to see That is why I walk, I walk, I walk I walk to uproot the feet of false beliefs, to move the thought, and for the truth to fall by its own weight. To return the body as the only truth, To hear the beat of my heart as the only horizon. Who I am ?, I know now that I am the one who walks. I walk to be able to walk, to be able to be. And share the experience of my eyes, the "texture of a WAY" with you. Since now I know it would be nothing without you. After 18 moves (post burned my house) I arrive to Les Fonts (Barcelona) where my mother was born. The emotional impact and the sensations invaded all my skin. There is so much density in the Pandora's moving boxes of my voluntary and involuntary memories that can not defragment my hard drive now for constructing an intelligible and linear narrative about my self. "TEXTures of a path" was established as a few small democratic "units of meaning" made from text and audio notes that I have been doing, over more than a year, during my walks to Les Fonts, and something of some box ... Where the images and texts are superimposed to weave a visual texture that lead to the view the experiences and inner-feelings, to "feel" the skin eye audio- visuals.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Rrose Present

Autoretrat: Tempest a "Les Fonts" d'una memoria (Storm in "the Sources" of a Memory) (2016) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal

In this series I work with democratic information devices. I transform the noise of all devices on a subjective poetic gaze. That contrasts with the objective eye of the informational language. I was recently installed in the village where my mother was born, I was without wifi nor television. As the only entertainment I was contemplating the trees in my front door. One night I experienced the spectacle of nature with me Fireworks storm. So I filmed my first storm in "Les Fonts" (sources) with all devices that I had "hand": mobile, desktop, and was not professional photo camera...and I made an assembly with textures I was offered the different images and sounds to create a visual and auditory rhythm. As if lightning storm allowed draw of the dark night of oblivion, the ghosts of the memory of my origins. Or as if, for a moment, return to the present deconstructed snapshots in time did lose all its original clarity and sharpness.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Souzanna Shush

Autobiography of a Day Dream! (2016) Digital File, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body

Three 10-min shorts.

Rental: $30.00

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

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

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