Yvonne Andersen

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
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Yvonne Andersen

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
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Ralph Arlyck

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, family

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

Rental: $60.00
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Caroline Avery

Ready Mades In Hades (1986) 16mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Photographed in East Sommerville, MA. An empty lot piled with garbage and remnants of the past lives of its nearby residents cut in with the brave laundry of a preset set of inhabitants next door, the children of whom roam through this claustrophobic making their own private sense of it all.

Rental: $30.00
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Gordon Ball

Clouds of Glory (1981) 16mm, color, 12.30 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Last three months of Kathleen's pregnancy; first week of Daisy's life. 'the soul that rises with us, our life's star/ hath had elsewhere its setting/ and cometh from afar/ not in entire forgetfulness/ and not in utter nakedness/ but trailing clouds of glory do we come/ from God who is our home.' Wordsworth, Ode: Imitations of Immortality from 'recollections of early childhood' Viewers of some of my last four films have offered suggestions for programming-projecting FATHER MOVIE and ENTHUSIASM as companion films, for instance. Lately, I've been seeing the most recent three as a trilogy offering metaphor of existence -- CLOUDS OF GLORY (birth), MEXICAN JAIL FOOTAGE (prison life-bodily existence), and ENTHUSIASM (death). And, as it happens, current work in progress (Oct. '82) TH'FIRMAMENT, is set in the heavens-not in celebration of wished-for afterlife but of divine emptiness.

Rental: $30.00
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Alan Berliner

Color Wheel (1977) 16mm, color, 19.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Landscape Architecture

Filmed throughout the changing light of the full year, a child's hand pushes merry-go-round spins roulette-wheel-like color energy: red snow, blue rain, green paint.

Rental: $40.00
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Alan Berliner

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $180.00
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Jerry Bloedow

Pay Attention (1970) 16mm, color, 15.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family, Films about Film Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

A multi-stranded tri-alogue on the question of media people's responsibility to kids and their education.

Rental: $30.00
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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
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Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $70.00
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Stan Brakhage

3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein (1965) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, History

Includes three short films: BLUE WHITE, "an intonation of child birth"; BLOOD'S TONE, "a golden nursing film"; VEIN, "a film of baby Buddha masturbation."

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary

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

scored by Mark Dresser

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

Rental: $50

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $75

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Zack W. Burkett

Little Soldier, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Political / Social Activism

The statement of film-makers is simply 'I don't want my son killed in as tupid war.' I can't explain my idea much more than that as I'm a photographer, not a writer. The boy in the film is my son and they are his toys. Anyway, I didn't try to be subtle so if the film needs explaining, then it missed its point anyway.

Rental: $30.00
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Fran Burst-Terranella

Youngest Film-Makers, The: A Childrens' Film-making Workshop (1971) 16mm, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

The film is about a summer creativity workshop in which elementary school children learn how to make films. The film presents some of the processes involved in both live-action and animated film-making by showing the children at work on their individual and group film projects. The film includes many of the children's films as well as a documentation of the workshop. It shows the creativity the children express in their films and the excitement and enthusiasm with which they make films. The workshop was conducted by Susan O'Brien at Ortega Elementary School in Austin, Texas in the summer of 1971.

Rental: $30.00
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Sharon Couzin

Salve (1981) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
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Sharon Couzin

OdilonOdilon (1984) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

ODILONODILON is a portrait of an adolescent boy coming to know himself and his place within his family and society. It uses historic sound: Edward R. Murrow's Christmas Eve broadcast during World War II to the parents of the young children of London's families, urging them to send their youngest to the country to save their lives as a protection against the nightly bombing raids. The "Yanks in December" recording is ironically echoed in the baseball motif in the film. Odilon's love of baseball, eating and cooking and his growing awareness of adulthood's responsibility, ambition and judgement create a brooding tension. Playfulness and intellectual rigor struggle to remain part and parcel of his daily life against the larger backdrops of Alcatraz and World War II.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

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

Jeroen Eisinga

Gerndinand & Corline (1996) 16mm, , 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A deaf couple walks along a fence communicating in sign language. They are followed by a blind girl holding a stick and rattling it against the fence. Later the words "The Future" roll over the girl and we see the same girl, at a younger age, observing the scene.

Rental: $50.00
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Jeroen Eisinga

Sixth Sense, The (1994) 16mm, , 3 min

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media

An industrial terrain surrounded by fences. Behind a fence a fiercely barking dog appears, froth foams from its jaws. A young girl winds up an old fashioned camera, and starts filming the dog. The dog gets scared and runs off.

Rental: $250.00

Peter Emshwiller

Jr. Star Trek (1969) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Peter and his fifth grade buddies talked me into being a technical advisor and an alien monster for this epic. A must for "Star Trek" fans!" --Ed Emshwiller

Rental: $30.00
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Shirley Erbacher

Playground (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

In PLAYGROUND, the inherent motions of the objects are expanded to be seen along with occasional children as subject. Only credits should maybe be one to City of Chicago for design and building of this playground-but that is rather silly. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
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Shirley Erbacher

Chiaroschro (1971) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

An evocation of a boy's growth into young manhood. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
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Shirley Erbacher

Kyle (1972) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A pre-adolescent being. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
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Howard Everngam

Holiday (1960's) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Political / Social Activism

A multiple exposure film of Christmas season store windows and children's faces. The conflict of the sacred and the profane gives a bitter-sweet effect. --H. E.

Rental: $20.00
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Howard Everngam

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $20.00
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Hollis Frampton

Public Domain (1972) 16mm, black and white, 14.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media

"In PUBLIC DOMAIN...(Frampton) recapitulates cinema's infancy in a series of direct quotes from such notable primitive works as RECORD OF A SNEEZE (FRED OTT'S SNEEZE) and SANDOW FLEXING HIS MUSCLES, two 1894 Edison kinetoscopic shorts, as well as literal pieces of cinematic juvenilia (child wading at the beach, another throwing a tantrum at home, three women merrily blowing bubble pipes, and the finale, a melodramatic weighing of a newborn attended by an anxious father, doctor, and nurse)--all readily retrievable/quotable fragments from our finite federal version of the 'infinite film,' the paper print collection at the Library of Congress."--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $50.00
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Frank V. Gaide

Men's Room, The (1988) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth

"... THE MEN'S ROOM, Frank V. Gaide's amusing little tale of a very young man's first trip to the men's room and all the exciting and foreign things he encounters there-among the best: a prophylactic dispenser and a stolen Celtics hat. At a running time of tweleve minutes, Gaide's film was just right, nicely cut and adequately acted and the men's room itself was not merely filmed on location at an actual lavoratory but a carefully constructed set was erected (no bathroom humor intended) so that the camera could freely move among the makeshift urinals and stalls. Clever. It brought back memories, too."-- Mark Griffin

Rental: $20.00
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Leon Garbers

Cindy Ann (196*) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A warm vignette about a little girl and a turtle.-- L. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Stephen Gebhardt

Headache (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, family

The second of a series of films which relate the growth and personality of my daughter. The film is a further reduction of the variables of filmic composition. The crux of the matter is Elizabeth and my reaction to her through camera.- S.G.

Rental: $30.00
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Janie Geiser

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

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

Rental: $40.00
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Carl Michael George

Boy is Gone (1988) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Master raconteur and poet Edgar Oliver collaborates with George to create a film of a young boy's unqualified devotion to his mother and her negligent response and abandonment. An odd tale weaving images of emptiness, confrontation and the subsequent void. A profound statement of loss.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Herb Golzmane

Roads To Understanding (1966) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Produced for Brooklyn College, in cooperation with the Office of Economic Opportunity. Teachers take children on experimental field trips.--H. G.

Rental: $25.00
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Gary Graver

Seeking () 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A young girl (with the body of a woman and the mind of a child) goes for a walk with her favorite companion, a toy pelican. A derelict, sleeping in the gutter, awakens and gives chase. He follows the girl to a dead-end street only to have her escape in an elevator. He picks up her trail again and startles her by offering a lollipop. Panic-stricken, the girl fleews with derelict in breathless pursuit; it ends in a violent struggle. What follows makes up the surprise finish and the true objektivity of the derelict's seeking.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Vincent Grenier

Shut Up Barbie (1974) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

SHUT UP BARBIE has rarely been shown and is a "rediscovered" film, so to speak. The film is the filmmaker's (Vincent Grenier) reaction to the obsession a seven year old girl has with her Barbie Dolls. The film builds on the Barbie Dolls' referential content and limits. While innocuous at first, the humor eventually becomes rather unsettling and tragic. Ann Knutson plays the role of the mother Barbie Doll.

Rental: $30.00
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Vincent Grenier

Feet (1994) DVD NTSC, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children / youth, family, personal / diary / journal

A video portrait of my friend, Susan Weisser and of her rapport with 13 year old son Billy and seventeen year old daughter Amanda. The video, divided in two sections used as a premise the reconstruction of her daily rituals with first the son and then the daughter. Enactments, accounts, confidences and spirited arguments freely crisscross each other within the dynamic that my presence and that of the camera create. Great opportunities ensued for live tensions in the framing of sounds and visuals; a sort of enchanted construction from the fanciful revelations of the everyday. Award: Second prize, 1996 Black Maria Film & Video Festival Screening: Symposium on Independent Film & Video at the University of Colorado, Boulder, June 1996. WNET REEL NEW YORK, Summer 1998. Purchased by: Collection of New York University

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Sharon Greytak

Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source" follows a little girl as she jumps rope, colors a rectangle red, has her eyes covered, sits with her hands in her lap and pushes her hair back sultrily. Greytak's films utilize pictures and words in a haltingly additive fashionn. In the name of "focusing to perception an occurrence or incident that would narmally go unseen," she displays the incremental accumulations that make up meaning... they illustrate on both a literal and literary level certain theorectical texts concerning "the look,""the code,""filmic activity and the narrator/spectator relationship."--Barbara Kruger, Artforum Magazine;Jan 1984.

Rental: $50.00
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Jerome Hill

Sand Castle, The (1961) 16mm, color & b/w, 65 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A story of an afternoon in a boy's life. It is a double film. What occurs in his waking consciousness is in black and white, and what he dreams is in color." --Noel Productions

Rental: $100.00

Roni Hoffman

Gumby's Adventures On The Moon (1969) reg8mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"He was once a little green slab of clay, / But you should see what Gumby can do today. / He can walk into any book / With his pony pal Pokey too. / If you've got a heart then Gumby's part of you-ou. / Do Da Da Do Do." --Clokey Productions.

Rental: $20.00
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Motoharu Jonouchi

Pou Pou (1960) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A surrealist poem-exercise. Made at Nippon University. "A film describing some unusual acts by youths attempting to break out of the stifling patterns of culture... daydreaming that yields them nothing. A mob of children enact a burial rite; the place of the 'corpse' is taken by one of the rebellious youths... Beautiful and rare images... one of the best Japanese films." --Iimura

Rental: $75.00
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Marjorie Keller

Web, The (1977) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

In THE WEB I delved for the first and only time into film as mischief-making; wicked, like a child.

Rental: $20.00
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Marjorie Keller

Daughters of Chaos (1980) 16mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"The film deals simultaneously with girls becoming women, woman looking back on her childhood. It is pervaded with voluptuousness, with longing: the woman, disappointed in love, looking for lost innocence, the girl yearning for the power of her sex." -- Anne Becker

Rental: $40.00
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Larry Kless

Negative Kid, The (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

An exploration of the child's archetype, the mythical objects and icons which are inanimate, yet have a life of their own, as with places of memory. References to light, and glimpses of the vanishing future, THE NEGATIVE KID is a journey into the past; into the intimate space where myths are formed and primordial images emerge.

Rental: $20.00
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Caroline Koebel

Calm Calm Calm Calm (1990) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A woman chews steak and gazes onto a scene of kids-in-boats circling around to the repeated sound of a chorus asking "Father" for permission (or knowledge or approval or power). Takes a critical yet humorous stab at patriarchy through its use of found materials--the "rat on the sidewalk".

Rental: $25.00
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Alfredo Leonardi

Se L'Inconscio Si Revella (If the Unconscious Revolts) (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Also in this film, like in all my previous ones, there is a direct connection between inner urges and cinematic rendering. I tried to visualize my present aspiration to recover, through the various ways taught by one's experience, the easiness, directness and ripeness proper to children's relationships and affective life. This film is maybe a track of this path backwards. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Alfredo Leonardi

Le N Ragazze Piu Belle di Piazza Navona (The N Most Beautiful Girls of Navona Square) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

The faces of beauty are infinite, if you only want to look at them, and the ones of infancy are the most divine. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00

Howard Lester

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

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

Rental: $20.00
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Howard Lester

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy

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

Rental: $25.00
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Richard Levine

Girl Playing With A Balloon (1976) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

... is made from a footage of a girl bouncing a balloon on a bright Sunday afternoon in New York's Central Park. My original interest was to better understand the relationship between myself as spectator and voyeur, and the girl. I was throughly intrigued by her presence and activities; she was ambivalent towards mine. The original 3-1/2 seconds of material have been re-examined and reworked to reveal new narrative and visual events. The evident flicker here is a function of each frame being a distinct configuration derived from one of several of the initial 63 images. --R. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Leobardo Lopez

Lapso (1964) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A moment in the life of a lonely adolescent. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Coulerurs Mecanigues (1979) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

This film presents, in the order they were filmed, six different viewpoints of a merry-go-round. In each case the focus is adjusted so as to select, isolate and inscribe parts of the filmed scene onto the film strip in a way that allows elements of color in movement to be recombined in a particular manner during the projection of the film. COULEURS MÉCANIQUES shares similar concerns to those found in ROULEMENT, ROUERIE, AUBAGE.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Babette Mangolte

What Maisie Knew (1975) 16mm, black and white, 55.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A film made around the subjective camera, the vision of a child, and a re-reading of the Henry James novel. The concern is not with reality and appearance but the manner in which these terms come to be constituted." --Constance Penley

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Adolfas Mekas

Going Home (1972) 16mm, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

"Made by Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle, the film is about childhood memories and life's harships and the durability of families. In 1971, after a twenty-seven year absence, Adolfas and his brother Jonas returned to their birthplace in Lithuania. They had left Lithuania as young men, destined for a German labor camp. now they came home, Adolfas with his wife, the singer Pola Chapelle, and in the long northern summer days they sang and walked across golden fields and feasted at crowded tables with family and friends. There are flowers for the dead and for the living in this film; it is full of flowers and songs." Festivals: London, New York, Mannheim, and others.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Laura Parnes

Real Life, Music, Television: A Trilogy (1996) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

Real Life Music Television is a trilogy of music videos which examine the hyper-self-consciousness of adolescents. The following is a description of the three distinct sections: The images from "Performance" are derived from found footage of an 8th grade talent show and are combined with a list of gender-specific transformative sexual memories from the age of 4-18. This awkward dance is that of adolescent girls whose sexual development is shaped by an awareness that they are the spectacle; a performer who exists as a reflection of the desire of others, while being consumed with desire themselves. "Ladies, There's a Space You Can't Go" is a deconstruction and a distortion of an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael titled "My Daughter Dresses Like A Hooker". Sampled audience statements and a driving dance beat merge with distorted talk show participants to form a self-mutilating music video. "Talent Show" is derived from the same found footage as "Performance". The young boys lip-synch to a bubble gum rock song as they attempt to publicly assert their new-found sexual power.

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Laura Parnes

No Is Yes (1998) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

A combination of experimental and narrative approaches which explore the commodification of rebellion as it is marketed to youth culture, through the eyes of two drug dealing, teenage girls from Brooklyn who "accidentally" kill and mutilate their favorite alternative rock star. Their obsession with murders and makeovers and their confusion between fashion and transgression lead these girls into a world where nihilism is bought and sold, and rebellion is impossible.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Suzan Pitt

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Ringo

Zen Guts () 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Dance

"Color shapes and textures move with the rhythm of Yugoslav folk-music. A happy film, kids and folk-dance freaks will especially like.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Gerry Fialka

RIAtoo (2016) Digital File, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $30

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Rosalind Schneider

Andrea Acting Out (1974) , 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children/youth, environment/nature, family

"An experimental portrait of the filmmaker's ten year old daughter. Based on footage collected over a two year period, the film explores the inner and outer consciousness of the child and develops the nature of her fantasy life in abstract terms. Although the film deals with the reality of her world as shown by the documentation of sensitive relationships with her animals, it supercedes reality by creating its own rhythms and new images. Her joy and moodiness are contrasted by the superimpositions of color and black and white footage; and we are also aware of the subtle changes that have begun to take place as she matures. The free spirit of the child is revealed by the sound track based on recordings of her favorite music box layered over her interpretive zither playing and the reciting of Andrea's original poetry." - RS

"The climax of the film is a spectacular shadow dance... As Andrea bends her limbs, the silhouette of her body becomes intertwined with the sinuous shadows of tree branches creating a marvellous image which, perhaps symbolizes the spontaneous enthusiasm of youth." - Kristina Nordstrom, Art & Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Stecker

Home Movie Movie () 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A child in his world is filmed in black and white with color flashes. The sounds is a selection of children's songs by Woody Guthrie and a medley sung by Pete Seeger

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Anthony Weymouth

Children's Fable, A (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Three children, inspired by a television program, dress up and set out in search of the Holy Grail. From their frightening adventure emerges a parable of racial confrontation and moral rebirth."--A.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ray Wisniewski

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Body, Children & Youth, theatre

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Donald Hughes

An American Boy (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 40 min

Keywords: Children & Youth

A boy in a homemade racer is poised at the top of a steep hill. On a dare, he's about to tempt gravity and fate at the bottom. What follows is the odyssey of a 12 year-old whose exploits as a race driver, commando and ballroom dancer bring him face to face with life's joys and disasters - a poignant memoir of mid-20th century boyhood.

Rental: $sale price: 20.00 individual / 45.00 institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

If Spring, Then Hope, And Also Winter (1997) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Psychology & Mental Health, Spiritual / Mystical

A meditation on the death of a young life, this video focuses on an image of a young girl, unconscious on a hospital bed, apparently dying. Alternate responses to her death (one, matter-of-fact, speaking of "giving thanks in all things", the other distraught) are sung in liturgical style by two adult voices (male and female). This refrain is repeated over and over in successive re-recordings of itself -- the words losing clarity with each round and eventually merging with the ambient sound of the space. The image of the young girl on the hospital bed -- and, later, family album snapshots of the girl with her sister and cousins at the beach (where, apparently, a fatal shark attack occurred) -- is recognizably altered by the sound. Both sound and image develop an increasingly distant, abstract quality. I made this piece both to recreate something of the sense of the dispersal of a person's spirit in death. I also wanted to express both beauty and coldness in relation to death (of a young child in particular) and to address the conflicts that come up accepting youthful death.

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

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

Lloyd Williams

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

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

16mm Sale: $75.00

Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: youth, econamics, multicultural, family, personal_diary_journal

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

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

Astria Suparak

Some Kind of Loving (Joanie 4 Jackie, 2000) VHS NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Children & Youth, Erotic, Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Curated by Astria Suparak for the independent distribution system and feminist art project Joanie 4 Jackie, as the third and final Co-Star Tape. Some Kind of Loving explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture. Or: Performance (anxiety), awkwardness, and ambivalence. No Place Like Home #1+#2 (Video. 5:00+6:00, Karen Yasinsky), Fine Lines (Super-8 film, 5:00, Jane Gang), Lullaby (Video, 18:00, Jennifer Reeder), pornfilm (16mm film, 6:00, Stephanie Barber), Martina's Playhouse (Super-8 film, 20:00, Peggy Ahwesh). More information: http://www.joanie4jackie.com/costar/loving.php

VHS NTSC Rental: $15.00 (Individual) 75.00 (Institution)

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 (Individual) 100.00 (Institution)

Lynne Sachs

Wind in Our Hair (Con viento en el pelo) (2010) DVD_NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children / Youth

Inspired by the stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortazar, yet blended with the realities of contemporary Argentina, "Wind in Our Hair" is an experimental narrative directed by New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs about four girls discovering themselves through a fascination with the trains that pass by their house. A story of early-teen anticipation and disappointment, "Wind in Our Hair" is circumscribed by a period of profound Argentine political and social unrest. Shot with 16mm, Super 8mm, Regular 8mm film and video, the film follows the girls to the train tracks, into kitchens, on sidewalks, in costume stores, and into backyards in the heart of Buenos Aires as well as the outskirts of town. Sachs and her Argentine collaborators move about Buenos Aires with their cameras, witnessing the four playful girls as they wander a city embroiled in a debate about the role of agribusiness, food resources and taxes. Using an intricately constructed Spanish-English "bilingual" soundtrack, Sachs and her co-editor Sofia Gallisa articulate this atmosphere of urban turmoil spinning about the young girls' lives. "Wind in Our Hair" also includes the daring, ethereal music of Argentine singer Juana Molina.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Roberta Cantow

Doctor Clown (1992) VHS_NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary

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

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

Rental: $90.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

Marie Losier

Manuelle Labor (2007) DVD NTSC, b / w, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth

Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin. Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands..."Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o' your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy" (Guy Maddin)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ken Jacobs

Capitalism: Child Labor (2006) DVD_NTSC, Blu-Ray, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, history, political / social activism

A stereograph celebrating factory production of thread. Many bobbins of thread coil in a great sky-lit factory space, the many machines manned by a handful of people. Manned? Some are children. I activate the double-photograph, composer Rick Reed suggest the machine din. Your heart bleeding for the kids? The children will surely be rescued and by their bosses! 'Boys', they will say, 'Have we got a war for you.'

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Ken Jacobs

Hot Dogs at the Met (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family

Stereo photos from the 1970s are digitally animated with 3-D effects to be seen without spectacles. The computer, considering location, emulates a painting technique. Featuring Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Flo Jacobs, and Azazel.

Rental: $75.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Pregnancy Dreams (1975-2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children_youth, family, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

In "PREGNANCY DREAMS" Barbara Rosenthal, nude and nine months pregnant, reads from her Journal dreams of filthy bathrooms, impeccably clothed men, and other parallels. Originally shot in Super-8 film by Bill Creston (seen nude in the mirror with his camera on this very hot August day) as tests of filmstocks for his recording of the birth and subsequent film "OLA: A FILM BY HER FATHER", "PREGNANCY DREAMS" was greeted by calls of outrage when premiered at BACA (The Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association) in 1979, but digitally remastered in 2005, it has gained an increasingly receptive audience through the years.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Carl Michael George

BOY IS GONE, THE (1988) VHS_NTSC, Color, 14 min. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: youth, family

Master raconteur and poet Edgar Oliver collaborates with George to create a film of a young boy's unqualified devotion to his mother and her negligent response and abandonment. An odd tale weaving images of emptiness, confrontation and the subsequent void. A profound statement of loss.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Melissa Friedling

Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, environment & nature, ethnic multicultural, family, films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture

Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY where a Bangladeshi family kept a thriving urban garden. In GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT, a brother and sister share their memories of that garden which was recently leveled in order to make a parking space for their father's livery car. Prompted by the filmmaker (and neighbor), they recall the year that the overhead lattice support for the garden was woven out of a 35mm motion picture film. Bits of the film that were left lying in the street after the garden was cut down for the winter were optically printed. On inspection, it turned out that the found film holding up the garden was the retro black urban teen movie, Roll Bounce (2005) - the plot of which hinges around the closing of the protagonists' local roller rink, The Gardens. In addition to their recollections of the found film in the garden, the kids disclose their preoccupations with You Tube, Selena Gomez, and Urdu-language children's songs. The combination of pop-cultural references along with the 'misused' found film is revealing of the profound and creative merging of cultural practices that transforms the contemporary immigrant experience.

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Phil Weisman

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Melissa Friedling

Slouch, The (1994) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, children & youth, comedy

A film about a girl who walks around with her eyes towards the ground. One day, not looking where she's going, she gets hit by a car and lands flat on her back. For the first time she sees the sky and wishes she looked up long ago.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Josephine Ahnelt

Tic Tac (2011) DVD NTSC, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children and youth, hand processed, landscape and architecture

"Tic Tac is a zigzagging parkour move in which the runner pushes off from a surface to jump over obstacles or climb tight spaces between buildings. However, not much of the eponymous technique can be seen in young filmmaker Josephine Ahnelt's work: The movement takes place in the protagonists' faces. Tic Tac examines in microscopic detail the psychological processes that play out while a group of young parkour traceurs do their thing. The camera focuses on their facial expressions and gestures, their anxiety and nervousness, and also their pleasure and pain.

Ahnelt, a former pupil of Friedl Kubelka, works with a representational process in which the internal field of tension is reflected in the external field of tension and the ledges and concrete slabs that must be surmounted. The former entails the testing of one's own competitive ability and performance and how they are put to use. The film also reflects in this intermediate space on the representational process' social aspects: The activity itself, which is meant to be observed, is left out, and instead the gaze is directed at this more or less enthusiastic desire.

The scratches on the grainy Super 8 film stock evoke vague memories of a time filled with friction. The film's visual grammar combines with reminiscences of a transitional phase for which terms such as "coming of age" are employed to describe dramatic structure in film. The absence of sound underlines the impression of distance. Ahnelt's black-and-white work is a timeless description of a state of being. In the shooting process, the film, which was edited in the camera, also reflects the fleeting nature and unpredictability of the states it portrays." -Angelika Unterholzner

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

16mm Sale: $Price on Demand

Josephine Ahnelt

Water from Grain (2013) DVD NTSC, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, hand processed

The poetry of Water from Grain grows out of an apparent contradiction stemming from its seeming timelessness while it plays out on the clearly recognizable outskirts of Vienna in the years of 2011 and 2012. Josephine Ahnelt accompanies two youths, a boy and a girl, with her Super-8 camera. Her main interest is focused upon the woman, her subtle beauty and her shapely form. Black and white and silent, the film focuses upon the visual impact of fleeting moments employing lighting, facial expression and gesture rather than dialogue to conjure its atmosphere. The footage was hand processed and is hence blemished, the resulting impurities obscuring and transcending certain scenes.

The first chapter unfolds at an airport. There where the longing for far away places and the other provides the stuff of fantasy the protagonists lean against the railing of a parking garage and gaze downwards, they pursue each other in a game of catch and the young woman poses in the shadow play of the concrete desert. She seems older than the young man, more thoughtful and closer to adulthood. Both seem to use this anonymous place of transit as a location for their freedom and curiosity, as a space for unsupervised movement. In the meantime, three other young people take happy and affectionate leave of a fourth person. They are older and have reason to be at the airport. The third chapter of the film also takes place in a public space, a small park that serves as a good meeting place for the two youths and their friends. Their physical enactment of tussling and necking are expressions of boredom as well as a youthful discovery of sensuality.

Where does the trip of life lead? As viewers we know nothing about the protagonists, everything is a matter of projection and guessing: But it is precisely in this indirect, lyrical, documentary-like form that a voyeuristic enthusiasm for stories beyond pure representation finds nourishment. -Brigitta Burger-Utzer

Rental: $60
DVD NTSC Rental: $60

Vera Neubauer

Don't be afraid (1990) DVD_PAL, Color , 27 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children_Youth, Ethnic_Multicultural , Music , Political/social activism

A musical, which follows four rebellious youth of mixed race through part of their adolescence and an upheaval, which results in the birth of a potential cabinet minister.

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children_Youth, Ethnic_Multicultural , Political/social activism

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

DVD PAL Rental: $60

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

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

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Wooly Wolf (2001) color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: children & youth, family, literature & theater

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

DVD PAL Rental: $30

James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Our New Family (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children_Youth, family , personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

What is the definition of a contemporary family? Who make the best parents? what are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will these affect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? These questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogacy and family building ultimately ending in their twin sons. The specific history that lead to this desirefor family is explored through the filmmakers' life experience and the viewer is offered a window onto the changing social mores of the last half century.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $20

Jake Morton

'passersby' : Mart & Andy: Part 3 ((1962) 2010-2014) DVD, color, min

Keywords: cameraless, children & youth, comedy, dance, economics , environment & nature, erotic, family, found footage , hand-processed, history, landscape and architecture, literature & theater, music, psychology & mental health, queer / bi / trans , science & medicine , spiritual/mystical, technology

A commemoration of Mart Northover, lost friend/collaborator whose 1962 concept - a perpetuating album of stills of headshots of everyone - it follows, and Andy, whose 1962 cinema - fixed camera - it recalls.

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Memory of a Bee (2015) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature, ethnic / multicultural , found footage , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

A video in which masked performer Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai interprets a poem she has written while engaging with green-screened environments made of cutout paper. Rooted in our relationship to language, the video becomes a place where childhood and adulthood collapse into nonsensical freeform.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

The Cost of Living (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children & youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural , family, found footage , literature & theater, psychology & mental health

In this modern adaptation of Freud's Oedipus, single mother and survivor of war in the Middle East, Pepper Johason gives birth to her son Sammy (a Frankenstein Halloween toy) and moves through green- screened landscapes, which include rainbow colored women in bikinis shooting guns in the desert and roaming baby Oestreicher overlaid with fluffy clouds. Pepper guides us with nonsensical poetry until she meets up with her boyfriend Danny (played by the same performer.) Danny is menacing father figure who ultimate sells Sammy in a virtual infomercial for $9.99.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Georg Anthony Svatek

St. Cecilia (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2:42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

Portrait of an abandoned catholic school in Brooklyn, NY guided by the temperature of light changing throughout the course of one day.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

Looper (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3:36 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family, found footage, music, personal / diary / journal

LOOPER is an archival Easter egg hunt spanning over 33 years and 6047 miles. The connecting element between 16mm footage shot in Long Beach, CA and Super 8mm material shot in Salzburg, Austria is the little girl and grown women - my mother.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

In Us, Roots (2011) DVD NTSC, , 6:34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, environment / nature, philosophical, spiritual / mystical

IN US, ROOTS traces a connection between a seemingly benign incident and its evolutionary origins. Because humans' cognitive skills have continuously developed, yielding inventions and thought that have helped us defy natural threats, our drive for survival has shifted away from a physical into a societal realm. There, our emotions still operate on the same scale as they did millennia ago. Formally, I wanted to play with narrative structure and create tension. The camera explores a vague but "controlled" documentary environment, which is combined with the explicitness of a written voice-over.

Narrated by Chitra Neogy.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

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

Symbiosis Films

Our New Family (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children / youth, family, personal/diary/journal

What is the definition of family? Who makes the best parents? What are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will those effect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? Those questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogency and family building in the feature documentary film, OUR NEW FAMILY.

Ultimately culminating in their twin sons, the specific history that lead to this desire for family is explored through the filmmakers' lives and a view is offered on to the changing social mores over the last half century. Gay marriage and parenting are examined as well as the challenging of specific environment of Dallas, Texas and New York City. Interviews include: Dennis Coleman, Executive Director of Equality and Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council. Stuart Miller, C.E.O of Growing Generations are interviewed as are the surrogate mother and egg donor. A wide swath of the history of the last fifty years is seen through the eyes of the filmmakers and the present of a new kind of family give a specific report on where we are today.

Rental: $TBA

Terese Svoboda

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $160

Terese Svoboda

Headhunters (1992) DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, economics, environment & nature, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism

Mom takes her son to get his first head. Satire on 'eating' the word's resources.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

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

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Hello (1984) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Moonbird (1959) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tomasz Gubernat

Girls and Boys (2016) digital file, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: body, children & youth, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music

GIRLS AND BOYS is an intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students.

Rental: $40.00

Megan Rossman

The Beekeeper's Keeper (2015) digital file, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children & youth, environment & nature, Science & Medicine

By Megan Rossman and Samantha Farinella. Born and raised in Manhattan, Lian Newton dreamed of owning a farm. After the death of her father, she set out to make her fantasy a reality. Newton now runs nycbeekeeping.org, a non-profit working to ensure that all beekeepers in NYC have access to training and mentoring.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75 INSTITUTIONAL (digital file)

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