Norman R. Abrams

Sideissue (1973) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Russell R. Adams

Signs and Wonders (1977) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

A Cinepoem. Stone, earth, wood, sky, light, space. Man, man's tools (stone and computerized). The door is poem to a new era.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Italian Opticals & Italian Places (1980) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

ITALIAN OPTICALS includes ST. THERESA and SERENISSIMA (1980, silent, 7m): Venice, floating bauble.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

S-8 Diaries: 1987/89 (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

LA 3/87, sync. sound memento of West Coast visit (Buddy K., the desert, Filmforum, Hollywood). Cited by Howard Guttenplan as one of the outstanding films of the 1988 Exit Art Int'l Forum of S8mm, New York; WILDWOOD 2/88, a Sunday/winter drive to the Jersey shore and back. Two films on one reel.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Pink Venise I Like (1989) Super 8, color, 11.5 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A continuation of some of the concerns of my ITALIAN PLACES series (spontaneous, in-camera responses to place and situation) with the addition of the layering of images and sounds -- through AB printing -- which the overwhelmingly sensuous plentitude (paradoxical in a place that has whispered "Death" to so many) of Venice suggested. "Venise dousse son plaiser tout de suite." -- Jean Cocteau

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Forsythia (1990) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A response to a most garish, almost frighteningly beautiful, harbinger of spring.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch (1990) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An homage to Storm De Hirsch (one of the pioneers of the New American Cinema and an early master of the artistic use of super-8 in her wonderful Cine Sonnets). Layered -- AB-printed -- seasonal images and sounds bursting into being and fading simultaneously. "Exuberance is beauty .... Energy is Eternal Delight." -- William Blake

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Dan Agnew

Pursuit of Knowledge (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

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

PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE began in June of 1966 and was completed one year later. The first footage (in B&W) was shot at Foothill Junior College in Los Altos Hills as a course project. After graduation (and during!), I continued shooting until leaving for my three-month trek through the High Sierras. My mountain footage is a complete other trip, a microcosm of which is incorporated into PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE. I came to Philadelphia in Fall of 1966, continued school at Drexel Institute and Temple University, completed my film, and dropped out of school by Spring of 1968. The campuses which appear in the film are: Foothill, Stanford, Drexel Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Purdue University in Indiana. Also appearing in the film are: The Sierras, my California apartment, Pine Hill state park in Indiana, several unnamed public disasters, and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Flower Music (1970) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Science & Medicine

Multiple exposed flowers and flower buds. Some close ups of the reproductive parts of flowers. Evocations of biological universe.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nestor Almendros

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Nestor Almendros

Gente En La Playa, The Mount of Luna, Fifty-Eight/Fifty-Nine, La Tumba Francesa (1967) DVD-NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A poetic evocation of the beaches of Havana. One of Almendros' first films, GENTE EN LA PLAYA was made in New York while he studied filmmaking at City College under Hans Richter. SOLD OUT!!!

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Basha Alperin

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Eric Andersen

Opus 53=5x5x5 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Installation

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

It consists of (five) 30-second loops to be screened by five projectors simultaneously . Projector I: 5 views from Cairo. Projector II: 5 views from London. Projector III: 5 views from Moscow. Projector IV: 5 views from New York. Projector V: 5 views from Tokyo. (Note: Anderson's sketch layout for arrangement of five projectors , placed at one end of a walk-through screening environment requiring four translucent screens and one "normal" screen will be provided with our confirmation of your order for this work.) Available either as single reel or multiple projection films on core. [Also see Eric Andersen OPUS 74, VERSION 2 included in FLUXFILM PROGRAM.]

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dominic Angerame

Film, A (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

An exploration of the phenomenon of constant change of Visual perception and the dynamic alteration of image perspective. The frame as a window whereby the viewer's conscienceness is both inside and outside. A graphic portrayal of the change of Chicago's seasons (from Fall to Winter) employing the technique of optical printing bi-pak. One foot black and white film was shot for ninety days consecutively and printed with color footage of close-ups of the same scene.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Mystery of Life (As Discovered In Los Angeles), The (1982) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

If you have to beg, or steal or borrow.. Welcome to Los Angeles, City of Tomorrow. -- Phil Ochs

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gregory Anthon

Travels And Dreams: Grey Area II (1987) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental film in which the viewer is hurtled through a series of dreamscapes. Optical printing is used to alter the experience of time, giving ordinary images a foreboding quality.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Steven Arnold

Elements, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"THE ELEMENTS depicts personifications of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, in metaphor. The bodies of each blending in movement. "... the film's most outstanding quality is its rich delineation in terms of what can be called traditionally fine photographic technique." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Maeva Aubert

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $160.00

Caroline Avery

Snow Movies (1983) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Shot in the winter landscape of upstate New York and in snow bound Cambridge, MA. I have broken down the various previews and scales to two dimensions will pixillation and framing. Phil S. says ('83) it was like watching a capsulized version of the history of western painting (I paraphrase).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

First of May (1984) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A two minute epic of sorts. Desires surface. A kind of decay sets in. Water gives in to gravity carrying off the fading effects of gaudy, carnal dawn.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Valentin De Las Sierras (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Skin, eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old Song of Mexican hero Valentin, sung by blind Jose Santollo Nasido en Santa Cruz de la Soledad; Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gordon Ball

Farm Diary (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The Farm's first ten months. Peter Orlovsky, Candy O'Brien, Allen Ginsberg, Julius Orlovsky, Gordon Ball, Ed The Hermit, Gregory Corso, Bessie, Panda Manda, Godly & Sadeyes, Myon Wiles, Stephen Bornstien, Papa Duck, Barbara Pionteck, Amy Raccoon, Herbert Huncke, Malcom & Tyger, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva, Jim Forratt, Sonja, Lygia, Cyril, Enrique, Louis Cartwright, Maretta, salamanders, hawkeyes, timothy, yarrow, morning glories, corn, pumpkin, elm, maple, ash, & many other energies. Cleaning the well, reading the paper, chanting Prajna Paramitra Sutra, tilling the earth, sipping coffee, picniking, the sun setting, the sun rising, mist settling, motoring through the countryside, building the woodshed, digging for the hidden well, the morning walk, bathing, horseshoing, caressing the cow, cutting wood, the annual parade, the sun yellowing leaves, the leaves wrinkling, the leaves fallen and blown, the snow, sledding, bearing water through the snow, 17 below, the blizzard. the end. Gordon Ball spent long patient seasons milking Bessie, tilling the earth, and squinting through 8mm lenses at home nature on mountain top farm filled with ghostly strangers and so documents and archetypal first year back to the land. -- Allen Ginsburg [available on Super 8 or 16mm]

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
Reg8mm Rental: $100.00

Gordon Ball

Millbrook (1985) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

For aeons it's been the human family around a fire constructing and refiguring its basic myths: it's our earliest family or tribal "movie." So MILLBROOK recounts a mythical "true story," a life-changing event told against fire, the emblem of consumption and renewal: In the enormous forested estate once used by Timothy Leary, a young couple lose individual identity, merge with decaying leaves and are consumed by maggots as entire universe undergoes entropy, revive as it regenerates and are saved from death by a mysterious familiar stranger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Scott Bartlett

Moon 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 15.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, music

"Moon 1969 is a beautiful, eerie, haunting film, all the more wonderful for the fact we do not once see the moon: only the manifestation of its powers here on earth, the ebb and flow of the waters.. fiery rainbows into a cloudy sky... men and rockets transformed into shattering crystals... creating a picture if the cosmos in continual transformation."-- Gene Youngblood, Los Angeles Times "The interrelated convolutions and spasms of image, color, and sound that filmmaker Bartlett creates is the cumulative effect of his pioneer work using negative images, polarization, television techniques, computer-film, and electronic patterns all compressed into a visual punch that directs one where he normally would not go with a film -- on a trip in search of the human soul." -- Paul Brawley, The Booklist, American Library Association

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Scott Bartlett

Medina (1972) 16mm, color, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Scott Bartlett

Greenfield (1977) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Working and playing hard at a northern California commune -- fast-paced cutting to Taj Mahal's "Happy to be just like I am."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

Michigan Avenue (1973) 16mm, color, 6.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"... strips the narrative down to its most essential elements: a beginning, a middle and an end. The viewer is left to construct his own story from these fragments of information." -- Christine Tamblyn, The New Art Examiner.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

James Benning

9/1/75 (1975) 16mm, color, 22.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Twenty-two minute tracking shot through campgrounds in Southern Wisconsin

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jennifer Reeves

Landfill 16 (2011) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment/nature, films about film, found footage

"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes and fungi in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then I hand-painted the film to give it new life. This "recycling" is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature's losing battle to decompose the relics of our abandoned technologies and productions.

The ominous soundtrack mixes recognizable audio, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities. Within this multi-textured, pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Alan Berliner

Myth in the Electronic Age (1981) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment_Nature, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Philosophical, Spiritual Mystical

Themes of earth, air, fire and water amidst the rhythms and confused intense sensations of modern life. With commentary by Marshall McLuhan.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Alan Berliner

Natural History (1983) 16mm, color, 12.50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage, Landscape Architecture, Philosophical

From there to here ... from then to now. The soundtrack features 33 frogs, 22 birds, lion growls, bomb whistles, a heartbeat and the chromatic scale.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Music

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Genevieve Boutet de Monvel

Exhibit V (1997) VHS NTSC, color, 3.10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

A naturalistic portrayal of the female body, blended with images from nature.

Rental: $20.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $20.00

Stan Brakhage

Dog Star Man Complete (1964) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Family, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal, Philosophical

"DOG STAR MAN is the most self-sufficient and innocent film, self sufficient in the sense that Chaplin is. No music is needed to watch Chaplin... because his dance is all the music that we need. DOG STAR MAN is silent in the sense that the greatest silent film are. In DOG STAR MAN the film itself becomes a dance of editing and moves as the best silent actors do with their physical movement with arm, leg, tongue and face... The film breathes and is an organic and surging thing... it is a colossal lyrical adventure- dance of the image in every variation of color." -- Michael McClure, Art Forum. BRAND NEW PRINT.

Rental: $295.00
16mm Rental: $295.00

Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Mothlight (1963) 16mm, color, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Hand-processed

8mm reduction only on sale from Stan Brakhage. What a moth might see from birth to death if black were white and white were black. Brakhage made MOTHLIGHT without a camera. He just pasted mothwings and flowers on a clear strip of film and ran it through the printing machine. -- Jonas Mekas. MOTHLIGHT is a paradoxical preservation of pieces of dead moths in the eternal medium of light (which is life and draws the moth to death); so it flutters through its very disintegration. This abstract of flight captures matter's struggle to assume its proper form; the death of the moth does not cancel its nature, which on the filmstrip asserts itself. MOTHLIGHT is one level a parable of death and resurrection, but most really concerns the persistence of the essential form, image, and motion of being. -- Ken Kelman. Brussels International; Film Festival, 1964 Spoleto Film Festival, 1966

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Brakhage

Dog Star Man: Part III (1964) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Family

The fourth and penultimate section of Brakhage's film myth. The marriage of striving and fertility.. midsummer and high noon. -- P. Adams Sitney BRAND NEW PRINT.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Stan Brakhage

Black Vision (1965) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

... is inspired by the only passage in Jean Paul Sartre's writings which has ever specifically concerned me -- the passage from Nausea wherein the protagonist sits in a park and imagines his suicide.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Pasht (1965) 16mm, color, 5.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In honor of the cat, so named, and the goddess of all cats which she was named after (that taking shape in Egyptian mind of the spirit of cats), and of birth ( as she was then giving kittens when the pictures were taken ), of sex as source, and finally of death (as this making was the salvage therefrom and in memoriam).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 24-26 (1985) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

SONGS 24 & 25: A naked boy and flute song; a being about nature. SONG 16: a conversation piece--a viz-a-visual, inspired by the(e)motional properties of talk: drone, bird-like twitterings, statement terror, & bombast.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Bill Brand

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An old tree sits on a mound in an Ohio farm field. The filming of tree is organized around its elements: water, earth, root ends, roots, trunk, limbs, branches, leaves and the sun. The mathematical editing scheme, if graphed, looks like a tree. The resulting film, though analytic in its approach, expresses an intuitive feeling about nature.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $40

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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Films by Fern Silva

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

Rental: $80

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

Noll Brinckmann

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Noll Brinckmann

Stief (1989) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement Nature, landscape

"STIEF (PANSY) deals with the energy of color in a more or less abstract way, using flowers and clusters of arranged objects as profilmic material. The artificiality of some of the images contrasts with the botanic naturalness of others so that the tension between different compositional and photographic approaches becomes an additional issue. The film consists of several 'chapters' or 'stanzas' that differ in pace, color scheme, and emotional stance."

Rental: $42.00
16mm Rental: $42.00

Betzy Bromberg

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

16mm Rental: $55.00

David Brooks

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Brooks

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Brooks

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Brooks

Letter To D. H. In Paris (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

Stoned people, music, movement, fields.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Windowmobile (1977) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"The film is shot both through and at a window, superimposing and conjoining, thereby elaborating events on both sides of the glass. Broughton's accompanying poem sings the same song as the images, sounding from an Eden of the golden passing of days: "They were seeing the light every day then ... / They were looking and they were seeing / They were living there in the light at that time." -- Robert Lipman, On the Films of Joel Singer

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Angel (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In its simple succession of shots, Angel is evocative of a charged moment of heightened awareness, in which, suddenly, everywhere one looks there seems to be a sense of perfection. Like these moments, Angel seems peaceful on the surface, and slightly tense or sad at the same time, as one becomes aware that the moment cannot last. (Cornell seems to have made a life out of not only capturing these moments, but attempting to sustain them, and often evoking in his art the sadness of his failure to do so.) The pool underneath the fountain, beautifully filmed by Burckhardt, is a quintessential Cornell image. In the water we can see reflections of the fountain, trees, clouds, and the rich blue of the sky. The upside-down fountain is another example of Cornell's penchant for the backward image in his films. At one point, the camera slowly pans across the pool and comes to rest with the reflection of the sun at the very edge of the water. Looking down to see the sun: a most Cornellian thing to do. --Andy Ditzler Made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Summer (1970) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Doldrums (1972) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Caterpillar (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Dwellings (1975) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Music

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Zipper (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

James Cagle

Waterwork (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Structural

WATERWORK was designed to show that the motion picture is ideally suited to depicting a view of nature, unaltered by special effects cinematography, that is not readily perceivable to the human eye. The film states in a simple way that in addition to camera manipulation (in this case moving the zoom lens) our view of natural forms can be altered by direct observation and by observation over a relatively long period of time. It also points out that while our perception changes, our concept of being located in a normal way in time and space is also affected to the extent we are no longer sure what constitutes up, down and sideways. Nor are we aware precisely where we are with regard to distance. "I was very impressed with WATERWORK. Conceptually and formally, its inventions mark it as an important work in the Structuralist tradition and one, had it been made in New York by a better-known film artist, which would have gained much critical attention. WATERWORK joins that tradition of monomorphic structuralist visions (c. f. WAVELENGTH, SERENE VELOCITY) based on the continuous zoom as a means of transforming outer appearances into inner experience. It's a gem of a film, one which lingers in the mind like the echo of a memory." -- Standish Lawder "A single shot (slow zoom) gradually magnifying rapidly-moving blue/white water pattern (rushing river). A sensitive and subtle film for visual contemplation, which inevitably reminds one both of how seldom we see ordinary 'simple' reality; but moreover, how wonderfully transformative is the medium of cinema, to render this reality in a new, optically dazzling, pattern. A hypnotic experience, for the cinema/willing, to drown within -- and therein the danger: an art must keep the recipient alive and awake." -- John Schofill.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Camper

Sense of the Past, A (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a short film description of a room, and the way light (coming through a window) illuminates papers on a desk. An attempt to use color, camera movement and editing to transform everyday surroundings into a poetic rendering of human emotions. The attempt of the film, I believe, is first to describe a feeling of restfulness and silence that come from being alone; second to hint at a kind of pain, lying beneath the surface of aloneness, that comes out of a sense of a violent -- though not fully visible -- past.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

How To Draw A Cat (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"I didn't think about it, I just watched it." -- Cormick McCourt, 5 years old "This is the first cat film I've seen twice." -- P. Adams Sitney "The most perfect film about how to draw a cat." -- Jonas Mekas "Ein Katzenfilm ist ein Film uber eine Katze." -- P. C. Intercat '73: 2nd International Cat Film Festival, New York, London, Paris, Berlin.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Tom Chomont

Ophelia/The Cat Lady (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Two films. With Elizabeth Reizner and Carla Liss. "The Cat Lady"--Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Sharon Couzin

Shells and Rushes (1987) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

"The lush and mysterious realm evoked by SHELLS AND RUSHES recalls the uncanny eclecticism of the surrealists. Strange, flesh-like sea shells, restlessly turning and quivering; enigmatic allusions to classical mythology, such as the Birth of Venus and Leda and the Swan; and paradoxical uses of positive and negative space variously bring to mind Man Ray, Dali and Cornell. But Couzin's film creates its own rich, secretive world and provides its own astonishing pleasures. Accompanied by an otherworldly soundtrack of ancient throat-singing, this deftly edited film is by turns seductive, humorous and serene." -- Rafael Wang "Two simultaneous trips: one around summertime Alaska where the grasses are trying to grow and the children are allowed to point; the other upon the artist's magic table. Here nature is frozen into a pretty marble chessboard with slate backside. Here culture and imagination, seashell sexuality, bits of string, oceans of dyed silica gel dewing petally ladies, twittery families of seashells, seashell logic and perspective, Madonna ... romp supreme. Deep guttural Eskimo chants. You're in the land where Beauty lives and dies. No, you're back in summertime AL. sorry AK." -- Dennis Couzin

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Evocation (1969) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage

A tribute to overwhelming nature, this film is rich in both color and sound. A combination of original footage and images from children's books, text books, etc. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

H20 (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Structural

Rhythms of the colors, textures, and patterns of moving water. Synchronized with various types of percussion. Certain colors and patterns repeat themselves with a tempo or meter which is analogous to the structure used in musical compositions.--R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

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

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

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

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

George George Csicsery

Ceremony (1972) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

CEREMONY is an occult fairy tale played out in a fantasy world between the mundane and the supernatural. The Sleeping Beauty quest is transposed to late 1960s - early 1970s Northern California with a subplot that becomes a proto-ecological visual commentary on the complex inter-relationships between nature and technology. The film describes environments as an esthetic frontier between the desirable and the intolerable. In some places the metaphor is blatant through interpretations of sculptures, close-ups of computer innards and architecture. The story is populated by mysterious beings who can't seem to find each other, either in the real life play they are performing, or in the dreamworld where we frequently watch them trying to sort out what's real and what isn't.---G. P. C.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sandra Davis

Matter of Clarity (1985) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The third part of the trilogy, MATTER OF CLARITY completes this particular cycle of discovery, and brings to resolution these themes, grounded in matter. "... rich tactile images of the natural world ... convey [the film's] Blakean revelation of the sensuality of perception and the perception of sensuality." -- Ian Christie

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Sandra Davis

Au Sud / La Campagne / Une Fois Habitee (1999) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Au Sud (To the South) 1991-1999: The specific colors and tones and rhythms of a place in the south of France. The dryness of gold, the rock of plateau, the cemetery of the sailors, the echoes of fishermen and artists, the memory of Paul Valery. And water everywhere. A la Campagne, a Khan-Tan-Su (Into the Country, to Khan-Tan-Su) 1992-1999: The colors and breezes of the countryside and house in Normandy. The blue crockery, the yellow lichen, and where the key in the monastery kitchen leads. Une Fois Habitee (Once Inhabited) 1992-1999: Some particular spaces, inhabited awhile ago. Looking back into the Parisian courtyard, looking at the ladies at the villa, looking into the secrets of the chapel of the delinquents. Light sculpts space; shadow describes form.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Storm De Hirsch

Aristotle (1965) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

De Hirsch's Aristotle is a succinctly percussive appreciation of the visual rhythms of a country stream.

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

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

River Ghost. Hudson River Diary Book: IV (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Reflections on a haunted cove along the banks of the Hudson River."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

Memorabilia (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

P. P.1 (1963) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Once upon a Mayjune (1969) many of the people of Berkeley planted a part of a vacant land with trees and flowers and other living things for children and other living people... --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

Portrait () 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"An awe-inspiring surreal allegory of man's destruction of himself and his environment, expressed through haunting, superimposed images of overwhelming power and authority." Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Agrippa Depaula

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roger Deutsch

View From Avenue A, The (1984) 16mm, color & b/w, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"In THE VIEW FROM AVENUE A, his longest work, Deutsch moves from the past into the present... to staccato cuts, dayglow colors, a cacophony of street noises. Commissioned as a portrait of the Dutch expatriate artist Anton van Dalen, THE VIEW FROM AVENUE A is also and more interestingly and profoundly, a portrait of another disappearing place, in this case, the dying (or revivifying, depending on your point of view) lower east side of New York. As in ELLICOTT CITY, but in greater detail, Deutsch brilliantly charts a history of a lost place, here not just a physical landscape, but a landscape of the mind, that is, the artistic "bohemia" of the 60's and 70's, changing soon to be completely gone, crushed, inexorably, by history." -- Steven Simmons

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Roger Deutsch

Kitty Corner/Doggie's Daydream (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Environment & Nature

... is an interesting little film, albeit dull and stupid. Ingrid Drake, a nine pound maltese sits near a window, bored silly. As she glances out the window, she sees something. Lo! someone approacheth. A car pulls into the driveway and lets someone out. We pan back to Miss Drake who has lost interest. Back outside, the driver of the car is coming around to the door. Miss Drake flexes a couple of muscles, and watches the two come in the house. She looses interest again. DOGGIE'S DAYDREAM is a different type of film. Abstract. I only put it on the same reel with KITTY CORNER because it was too short for a reel of its own. Also interesting. --J. D. V.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Fur of This Animal, The (1979) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Wanted to drop you a quick note to congratulate you on THE FUR OF THIS ANIMAL. Saw it recently ... and was very impressed and interested - made me want to see it a few more times. ... But your film, even though I see it operating through composition (pictorial plus time-based) did get me on the edge of my seat - the image quality throughout was really rather extraordinary. In addition, the film just seemed somehow more serious, which is I guess a matter of a kind of depth and subtlety. So anyhow, you kind of won me over to where my prejudices just melted away." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Cecilia Dougherty

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Don Duga

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga (1998) 16mm, 35mm, , 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

A picturesque view of a country road gives way to an idyllic tableau of a whitewashed farmhouse, in front of which sits a buxom woman dressed in Dutch folk costume holding a chubby bare baby, whom she cheerfully chuckles. Russian sacred music. Mother and child gaze serenely smiling, straight at the camera. They ascend on high.

"The original footage of As it was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga was 16mm negative film. For the filming, I hired an Aerial Platform to lift the woman and her child (my actors) up in front of their background. But because we were standing on muddy soil, the platform was very wobbly and the safety mechanism became activated, and the machine refused to go up. To get around this, we disconnected the safety button. The ride up was very bumpy and hazardous. The platform was shaking from left to right, and the machine was hard to control. It went like 'BANG BANG BANG STOP OK A BIT MORE UP,' and so on. We were up there filming with a naked baby and her mom, sitting at half a meter near the edge of the platform with the guard rail removed so that it wouldn't block the view. There were also two giant heaters blowing heat at the actors to prevent the baby from catching a cold (it was in November and near freezing), and there were three other crew members on the platform as well. I was honestly afraid the whole thing would capsize, and we were at 15 meters above the ground! The original footage we shot was shocking and didn't give the smooth image I had hoped for. So later I decided to slow the image down to make it all look smoother. In order to do that, I needed to make an inter-positive print and after that a new negative, but because of the amount of detail in the film (especially the checkered pattern in the woman's dress) I decided to have an inter-positive made on 35mm and a new negative on 35mm as well. I wanted to have as little loss of quality as possible. I tried a 16mm print from the 35mm negative, but the quality and the colors looked horrible. So I made a 35mm print for projection. I projected it only once in The Netherlands and the quality looked amazing. With some films the quality doesn't matter that much, but with this one I really wanted the audience to get into a religious state of mind or mood, and the beautiful quality and the size of the projection helps to achieve this feeling." -J.E.

16mm Rental: $30
35mm Rental: $100

Jeroen Eisinga

Poor Sheep (1997) , 5 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Low angle. A sheep lies on its back in a field. Its legs stick up into the air helplessly. We hear the sound of the animals desperate breathing. A lapwing calls. The ground trembles as a train passes by in the background.

Rental: $25.00

Bruce Elder

Art of Worldly Wisdom, The (1979) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater

Composition from journals kept 1976-1978. Moving Kodak snapshots taken during travels abroad and while at work back home; random glimpses of sites seen and persons visited, fragments of afternoon reveries and night dream visions with garrulous non-stop description of education -- in family, at school, while ill -- trying to make sense of it all. "The dark wood encountered in the middle of life's journey." -- Dante This is the composition of material from my ongoing film diaries.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Bruce Elder

Bruce Elder (2003) 16mm, color, 106 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Chemical transformations of the image are wedded with electrical modifications to produce a fantasia of vibrantly colored alchemical forms that suggest an erotic wonder at all the world's surfaces, including many historical sites in Germany, the subject of Elder's boyhood fantasies, and of vineyards in Europe and America, which Elder uses as the sign of the goodness of the created world. The use of aleatory processes extends this faith into the making of the film. The subject of the film is what is gained, and what is lost, through these transformations.... The loss of innocence is wedded to the deepening of wisdom (and while we appreciate the ultimate richness such transformations bring, we also mourn what is lost in the process). Modern technologies are used to the ends of Magick.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Ed Emshwiller

Carol (1970) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Off and on, Carol and I spent a few days in the woods filming. We got some images of her, some of trees, leaves, twigs and logs. These I combined with sounds from a thumb piano, which were sometimes modified electronically. The results: what seems to me to be a gentle, lyrical film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Edward English

Fugs (1960's) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

(Sights and sounds of the lower East Side rain forest.) This film captures a bit of their environment, which includes the lower East Side, the Waldorf Astoria, the MacDougal Street scene, police harassment, show biz, humanity, their audiences and the film-maker. --E. E. "(The Fugs) embody the earthy individuality of the American Frontier, the bawdy excitement of Elizabethan England and the creative fecundity of the Renaissance." --Status Magazine

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Shirley Erbacher

Snow (1965) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

SNOW (that fluffy white stuff that falls in the winter) which is beautiful and winter too somewhat since snow comes then and winter is a kind of pseudo-death so maybe the movie about a beautiful kind of pseudo-death..." --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #1 (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

An autumn dance. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #8 (1972) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

An evocation of my tree. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bradley Eros

Fungus Eroticus (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

Co-Created With Jeanne Liotta In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life. -- Karl Marx A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film's seething materiality.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Howard Everngam

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Holly Fisher

Amarillo; Westcliffe Stampede Parts I & II (1980) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Two sketches involving radical reworkings, via optical printing, of images gathered from the Texas border and from the fringes of a small Colorado rodeo. The ideas for GHOST DANCE came from here. --H. F.

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Holly Fisher

Ghost Dance Wildwest Suite, Part III (1980) 16mm, color, 22.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Descent into Canyon de Chelly--stretched, recycled, spiralling, from rim to canyon floor. Toward presence. Made with JK printer. --H. F.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Holly Fisher

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Bob Fleischner

Banners (1965) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

This film explores the life and movements of small flags from the holiday banners of Xmas to the worn stone flags along a Brooklyn Street. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Max's Shirt (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A green shirt on a clothesline that says sways and dances with the breeze, which celebrates the joy of living, and the joy of filmmaking. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Curtain Call (1976) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Made simultaneously with A TIRE FILM, CURTAIN CALL reveals the play of sunlight on the surface of window curtains, assisted by frequent breezes. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Tire Film, A (1976) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A summer film, with a tree hung tire, revealing, the change of season, and the pleasure of the denizens living nearby. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Train Scapes (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

Scenes from a train window, with music to match! --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hollis Frampton

Matrix (1977) 16mm, color, 27.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

"This is a work that is central to the Magellan voyage.There are multiple layers of imagery; (slaughterhouse footage, steel mill footage, imagery of cows in a field, hexagonal shapes apparently punched into the film material) which are all presented simultaneously. The superimposition of what are, I assume, variously filtered layers of colour material which creates a glorious flow of shapes" - Scott MacDonald

Rental: $56.00
16mm Rental: $56.00

Hollis Frampton

Ordinary Matter (Hapax Legomena V) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 36.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A vision of a journey, during which the eye of the mind drives headlong through Salisbury Cloister (a monument to enclosure), Brooklyn Bridge (a monument to connection), Stonehenge (a monument to the intercourse between consciousness and LIGHT)... visiting along the way diverse meadows, barns, waters where I now live; and ending in the remembered cornfields of my childhood. The soundtrack annexes, as mantram, the Wade-Giles syllabary of the Chinese language.

Rental: $72.00
16mm Rental: $72.00

Hollis Frampton

Noctiluca (Magellan's Toys: #1) (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...is a three and one-half minute film designed to be shown on the second day of the MAGELLAN cycle. The title (nox/luceo) means something that shines by night, i.e., the moon, and the film indeed consists of a bright sphere, sometimes white, sometimes tinted, sometimes single, sometimes doubled and overlapped. This suggests to me the nocturnal navigation that Magellan had to rely upon in his first-ever trip around the world. (The second day of the cycle seems to be an inventory of the knowledge, machines, and arms that Magellan--and latterday voyagers like Frampton--had at the outset of his journey.) The film also refers of course to Stan Brakhage's much longer, and monumental, 1973 film TEXT OF LIGHT, which studied the prismatic reflections occasioned by sunlight passing through a glass ashtray. Frampton's film is, characteristically, more controlled and economical than Brakhage's, but no less beautiful."--Brian Henderson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Summer Solstice (Solariumagelani) (1974) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...the operations that dislocate a film like SUMMER SOLSTICE--I hope irreperably--from being a movie about the locomotion and eating habits of cows, a dairy farm document, or what have you, are finally of a whole lot less concern to me than the following things: how it looks, the sense that probably it was done deliberately, the pleasure or displeasure--the intrigue, possibly--of attempting to retrieve the manner in which it was done while one is watching."--H.F.

Rental: $64.00
16mm Rental: $64.00

Hollis Frampton

Winter Solstice (Solariumagelani) (1974) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"Shot at U.S. Steel's Homestead Works in Pittsburgh,...WINTER SOLSTICE is full of outpourings of fire, of smoke, of sparks, of molten metal--all erupting against an otherwise black background in an activated pictorial space. The complex abstract compositions that flash upon the screen in full-scale explosions of white light or in the aftermath of effervescent sparks reflect Frampton's painterly handling of the camera (hand-held and fluid) and his rhythmic use of color (blue frames are used to mark each cut). While WINTER SOLSTICE pays homage to the work of a number of New York school painters, its steel mill setting represents, as Frampton noted, 'A pretextual locus dearly beloved by our Soviet predecessors.'"--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00

Hollis Frampton

Otherwise Unexplained Fires (1976) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Filmed in large part during H.F.'s lecture-screening tour in the bay area: visit(s) to the Musee Mechanique, Land's End, the Cliff House. The San Francisco fog is proclaimed, as also are the cypress trees that line parts of our local beach. A visit to the Brakhage Colorado residence provided images of chickens/roosters."--Gail Camhi

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Procession (1976) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The understandable fascination with Frampton's intellect can blind one to the frequent down-home dimension of his imagery. Here, in a most rigorously formal, even mathematical procession, we see frame clusters of light blue sky, green grass, and red (filter red) leaves; then frame clusters of the backs of dairy cows; and finally frame clusters of portions of a shiny vehicle (we can see people, objects in bulbous reflection). A trip to the New York State Fair filtered through a most rarified formal film."--Scott MacDonald

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

More Than Meets The Eye (1979) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...Frampton travels to the purported birthplace of the Eisensteinian model of cinema, the fairground, with its 'montage of attractions'...ambulating wide-angled portrait of the fair, its throng of participants, its array of attractions (Belgian Waffles, Walk Away Sundaes, Flying Bobs, the Toboggan, a Hall of Health). Interpolated within this walking tour are nine optically reversed textual passages which are briefly flashed on-screen, framed by a repeated image of a ride appropriately known as 'The Scrambler.'"--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Friedlander

Look Up, It's Springtime () 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

LOOK OUT, IT's SPRINGTIME, or why not? Nice color filter effects and also some good people. Copyrighted music track worth hearing for itself. (Original track.) Also, to be entirely appropriate, please run this film only in late March. --J. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Gabel

Seen and Unseen, The (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

This video surveillance of a cast shadow, seen advancing along the face of a window, is directed toward the ocular phenomena clarified in Merleau-Ponty's work. As the centered window frame marks the video screen into sections, they are also perceived by us as "anchored" objects. Part of a larger unfolding, these anchors and points of reference are amongst a series of other elements that comprise this perspective. Some, although out of sight (such as the shadow-producing sun) are nevertheless present before the viewer's eye (i. e. the specter of the tree). --P. G.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Ernest Garthwaite

Water-Trees (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The Film developed from a painter's sensibility. The visual pictorial terms of the landscape are considered through reality and reflections in water. By showing elements of reality, abstraction, and non-objectivity, the film places an emphasis on the formal visual elements of design in the landscape.-- E. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Arnold Gassan

Marsyas (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Psychology & Mental Health

A black man wakes from a dream to early morning dismay. Feeling hunted, he rushes into the city, where a sense of desolation rises in him as, through his eyes, the city decays. He flees to the forest, but the image of dreamed hunter reappears. Trapped by his vision, he collapses into it and becomes the hunted stag, is flayed and unmanned. At the height of his terror, having seen the whiteness beneath his skin, he wakens to a reversed world where he is now white.--A. G. "Marsyas has demonstrated to me for the first time that a highly developed 'still' photographer can become motion-conscious enough to strike off a positively beautiful work of cinema art."--Stan Brakhage

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Stream Rapids Falls (1978) 16mm, black and white, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Not going to the woods and sitting by a stream, but coming into the dark of Cinema for meditating on nature. Not meditating on Mother Nature and her parts, but on Mother Cinema and her forms."--D.G. "a concerto for the kind of water which is so ordinary that normally one forgets to look at it and which is here filmed with astonishing attention." -- Pierre Job, Liberation Magazine (Paris)

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Dave Gearey

Airwaves (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

Made while traveling by bus, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. The dancer like clouds makes visible the winds.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Branches (1975) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An intoxicated vision of the sensuality of light and movement, in which branches and bodies are made visible by light made mysterious by both.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Tree Was..., The (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A tree is cut, wood becomes lumber, scraps become bowls. Straightforward images on the surface, but as the film evolves and its form becomes visible, this becomes an exploration of process and transformation.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Gearey

Lightplay (1987) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Composed of 8 separate film sketches recorded in New York's Central Park: Bikes, Volleyball, Soccer, Runners, Boats, Basketball, Baseball and Roller-skating. LIGHTPLAY is about the delight of watching people at play. While the viewer's attention shifts to follow movement, measure rhythms, notice idiosyncratic gestures or listen to the layered sounds of the park, we discover that there is more to being a spectator than meets the eye. Below the surface of textured images, diverse tempos and different, if not polar, visual qualities, we encounter a design that mimics the dynamic and constructive nature of looking and listening. LIGHTPLAY becomes a film about the art of seeing.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Nancy Graves

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo (1973) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

We have tried to achieve a multi-layered mobile space -- if you will -- by means of the disparate motion of overlapping forms in flight. The frigate bird and flamingo were selected for their distinct light profile and unique movement. The film frame is a translation of my drawings. Sequential structuring of related forms in flight establishes the flow of content. The frame is contained in and moves through a limited sky determined in each segment by the peculiarities of the flight. Flight motion empirically introduces a perimental illusion of space as well as an illusion of distance between the film surface and viewer.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Barbara Hammer

Eggs (1978) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Matriarchal symbols of wholeness appear everywhere in nature, evoked by a goddess figure. "EGGS, a very creative film, combined the striking imagery of everyday chicken eggs placed in the settings of everything from apple trees, to pumpkins, to a sandy beach accompanied by koto music." -- Rollins Sandspur

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Leonard M. Henny

Dead Earth () 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

"An ecology film which links together the issues of the survival of our environment with the issues of corporate irresponsability and the devastating effects of the war, both in S. E. Asia and at home. In Vietnam we are destroying the countryside with our defoliation program. At home we dump wastes from the production of herbicides into the communities of blacks and the poor who live in the neighbourhoods adjacent to the chemical companies that produce 2-4-5 T and 2-4 D components." --noted ecologist Barry Commoner

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Katsumi Hirano

Conversation Between a Nail and a Stocking (1958) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A surrealist short story. Made with the assistance of students at the Nippon University Film-Makers Group. "Dealing essentially with the terror that arises from the breakdown of vital communication in modern society, this film expresses the confusion resulting from the conflict of reality and hallucination in the life of modern Japanese youth. A monumental post-war work in Japanese student film-making." --Iimura

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Harriet Hirschorn

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Solrun Hoaas

HATOMA films, The (1981) VHS NTSC, color, 159 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The HATOMA films: Contains the following films: Waiting for Water (1981) 16mm, color sound, 27 mins; There's Nothing that doesn't Take Time (1981) 16mm, color/sound, 7 mins; The Priestess/The Storekeeper, (1983) 16mm, color/sound, 30 mins; Sacred Vandals (1983) 16mm, color/sound, 55 mins. vhs rental: 75.00. Hatoma is a coral island of just over one square kilometre in area, located in Yaeyama , the southernmost part of the Ryukyu Islands, now Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa was once an independent kingdom and a flourishing trade route. Early in the 17th century the islands came under Japanese dominance and most were directly annexed by Japan in 1879. This led to a conscious policy of "Japanization" and the people were forced to learn Japanese in addition to their own dialects. The people were more resistant, however, to the influences of Buddhism and Confucianism, and retained their own belief system of animistic origins. In contrast to the rest of Japan, it is the women who take leading roles in the spiritual and ritual life of the islands, in addition to their responsibilities for farming and social activities. In 1972 the islands reverted to Japan after a period of US occupation, and despite their cultural traditions are becoming increasingly like the "mainland". SEE INDIVIDUAL FILMS ABOVE FOR DESCRIPTIONS

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Solrun Hoaas

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

J Hoberman

Cargo of Lure (1974) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

Up the Harlem River, looking east. Is the film the reflection of reality or the reality of the reflection. --J. H.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Louis Hock

Still Lives (1975) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

September 23, 1973: A motion picture camera shooting through a portal in a church began accumulating images of an adjacent Arlington, Texas shopping plaza at the rate of 1 frame per hour, 24 hours a day. September 22, 1974: The camera was stopped. Meteorological fluctuations, this planet's revolutions (solar and axial), and the palpable presence of human cycles are transposed from slow daily change into rapid visual rhythms. The act of metamorphosis during the year visually displaces the pictorial arena in which the year transpires. Space, the image frame, becomes a manifestation of time. "Our eyes are virtually goaded out of our heads." -- Richard Eder, The New York Times

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Nancy Holt

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Jim Hubbard

Home (1986) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Lenora Champagne. Kevin Duffy, Patricia Pretzinger, and Nelson Gonzalez. Hand-processed film contrasts city and country life and celebrates the life-spirit that creates art in the face of immense obstruction.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nisi Jacobs

They All Interlock/Dishing/Sugartown (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Family, Landscape & Architecture

They All Interlock (2001) color, sound, 19 min. A large Jewish family gathers for their holiday meal. THEY ALL INTERLOCK drops in to this gathering and drops out, as one's attention often does within a complex social situation. It wanders both hopefully and longingly, through the camera lens, to many places around the world, far off from this dining room, this family, to images both distant and past, and of a future, embodied by a newborn child's feet splayed out like pale tulips, his feathery eyes looking toward a vague new world which the eldest present, 90-year-old Aunt Martha, will never know. It is the cycle, uninterrupted, unchallenged, simply acknowledged in THEY ALL INTERLOCK. Dishing (2001) color, sound, 8 min. Largely a sound composition, with July 4th fireworks swaying slowed way down so every cast of flicker light can ooze to black and slowly dry on the night sky canvas; flint-stick electronics accompany, random digital sweeps, with moments of a magician's deck of cards that ascends endlessly. Humming tugboats dock at the South Street Seaport but we never can seem to get on to familiar ground. From Dishing, signals of July 4th are received from a tumultuous future space. Sugartown (2001) color, sound, 10 min. Sugartown: New York City as seen through a glazed window. Two women do an awfully good job of allowing the bridges of their noses to dissolve into their straws, jutting from Tropicana O. J. containers.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Nisi Jacobs

word sand witch (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY AND A HALF: Epacta is Latin for the number of days which must be calculated to synchronize the lunar and solar calendars. The solar year of 365 days and the lunar year of 354 generally require 11 days to line up. I have taken sounds of the moon’s instrument, ropes and metal walkways, played by the tides tugging on docked vessels in ports, simultaneously being played upon by the moon’s gravitational pull on our water bodies. The audio of EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY AND A HALF derives from numerous layered natural field recordings within a bed of synthesized chords. EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY A HALF is the first video-sound poem which comprise a much larger project in process entitled THE MOON’S GUITAR, COLLABORATION WITH THE TIDES. --N. J. LITTLE BITS OF SKIN (WORDS): Struck by the ease of someone as articulate and expressive as my father losing their language facilities overnight with the advent of a stroke, I began filming the text of the city. The recorded audio is a montage of Peter Rose’s fabricated dialects when I recorded him reading a poem of mine mixed with synthetically altered wailing. Moments of mangled writing from various days after the stroke weave into the formal blocks of words in the environment playing between language as symbol, language as image, and language as pure experience. --N. J.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Michael Jacobson

Esprit de Corps (1965) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

"Starring Saul Levine, with some of his camerawork. First part: Birth from the water; Second: in the City with Janet, mostly in darkness; third: a bridge of scratches and flashing splices; ending with his dance on the beach, the world upside down, sunset and afterimage."--M.J. "I really liked Mike Jacobson's little film called ESPRIT DE CORPS which was shown last weekend at the Gotham Art Theatre. There was a positive, life-inspiring energy locked in this little unpretentious film. Probably, it was the only life generating film playing in New York that evening-or that week."--Jonas Mekas, Village VOICE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Edge (1972) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A wide-angle opening gliding against the screen's four edges four edges, within a field of tree-tops against a sky of color.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Refraction (1972) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A moving body of glass and lens filled with the filtering light of autumn leaves.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Proximity (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A frame which contains the constant fusion and divisions of naked constructions which contain the approaching waves of an ocean whose origin is unknown.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Clothesline (1977) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Stretched across the sky until the film bursts.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Counterpane (1979) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Sky shape cut outs patterned by building frames.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heiko Kalmbach

Controlled (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Gentrification is attending a demolition party in East London.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Heiko Kalmbach

Turtle Monkey (2002) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Sarah Maber, Troy HIll, and Michael FegleyArtwork and Photographs by Eliza Proctor "I used to be able to walk down the street and feel really light when I walked. You know, like when you jump and just stay off the ground a little bit longer then usual. I don't feel like that anymore. Now I feel like a really heavy person all the time." Another short film about New York City.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Marjorie Keller

Six Windows (1979) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Psychology & Mental Health

A pan and a dissolve make a window of a wall on film. A portrait of the filmmaker in a luminous space, synthetically rendered via positive and negative overlays. ... I lived in some rooms by the sea and watched the inside and the view as well as the window panes that divided and joined them. I was often lost in thought. The birds would come and make a racket, reminding me I shared that space and sky with them. The film is a moody record of that place and my peace of mind.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kless

Post-Modern Daydream (1989) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"An integral blend of picture and sound making and experimental film that compels the viewer to pay attention to the late 20th century catastrophe. A true San Francisco film in the adventuresome spirit of a long avant-garde tradition." -- Barbara Hammer POST-MODERN DAYDREAM was produced six months prior to the earthquake that shook the SF Bay Area on October 17th, 1989. Meant in reference to the legendary earthquake on April 18th, 1906, its prophetic statement is reminiscent of both fateful days.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Karen Kramer

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $195.00

George Kuchar

Knocturne (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Joyce Wieland, Frank Meyer and Bocko. The rising moon is the main theme in this short movie of three people and an animal going about their nocturnal rituals. This movie is evidently part three of my trilogy that started with HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED and ECLIPSE OF THE SUN VIRGIN. It evidently is, since part three never really came out. This seems to look like it could be part three.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Back To Nature (1976) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Scenes for this film were shot in Death Valley and Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park. It's a love story of betrayal, a search for happiness, fulfillment and misery among nature's grandeur.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Wild Night In El Reno (1977) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, personal/diary/journal

This film documents a thunderstorm as it rages in full fury above a motel in May on the southern plains. There's sun, wind, clouds, rain and electrical pyrotechnics ... with perhaps a glimpse of a fleeting human figure. But only a glimpse.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

George Kuchar

Chigger Country (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

Digital Hi-8 Last May an ex-student of mine asked if I'd like to spend 2 weeks at her folks ranch in south central Oklahoma. It was a cattle ranch and usually I'm holed-up in a crummily adequate motel room when I visit that part of the country (there're shots of one that serve as "book-ends" to this piece). But this was something different: 20,000 acres and a whole house to myself (and a couple of scorpions). The scorpions weren't videotaped but there's cowboys and cattle and plenty of scenery for them to chew up. I hope you enjoy the trip!

Michael Kuchar

Faraway Places (1974) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

I want to tell a story, to reveal a character and come to an understanding of why the events that happened earlier in the film happened, and with this realization we are back to the beginning -- only this time we understand why everything is the way it is. I do this with no dialogue. Landscape and figures are the narrative, and the color is the emotional tone.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Lester

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Pati (1969) 16mm, 8mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Note on snowstorms in February-March '69. The restoration of the landscape. Begun to show friends on west coast violent beauty of this period. Childhood memories, snowball fights, sleddings, etc., and how I felt about Medford where I live kept entering into the film. The principal birds in the film are the blue jay and the crow, both beautiful, smart and ruthless." S.L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $25.00

Saul Levine

Travel Note and Sketch (1973) reg8mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An American resting place- a scenic view" S.L. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Lien On My Soul/Portrait Not A Dream Breaking Time, Part 3 & 4 (1983) reg8mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

LIEN ON MY SOUL is a cityscape of New Haven shot from an East Rock park. Includes the 4th of July, a wedding, lovers, bikers, kids -- an ecological meditation. PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM: My mother's cry of rage.

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

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

Isabelle Liikala

Feels of Blue (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"Fragmented lake/land-scape; willows, rain, sun, and snow; poetic in a very "now" sense with multiple electronic concrete sound overlays; light love and humor." --Bob Liikala

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jeanne Liotta

Muktikara (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

From the Sanskrit, 'gentle gazing brings liberation', the title is also the name of the particular body of water which is the image-subject of the film. Landscape as 'inscape', not inertly present but beckoning an active perception; a seeing and a seeing into. "... as if my eye were still growing..." -- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Rental: $35.00

Lenny Lipton

Let A Thousand Parks Bloom (1969) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Guido Lombardi

A (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

One of its possible and particular sub-titles is "People and Country". --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Lovell

Birds of Paradise (1973) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A single 100 ft. roll of 16mm B&W film shot at the zoo last October, 1972. Six months later I soaked the processed film in clorox bleach and had it loop-printed four times with a length of black opaque leader between each print. --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

Champ Provencal (1979) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The film presents in succession from a single viewpoint a frame-by-frame construction of a peach orchard with pink blossoms (April 1), green leaves (April 16) and red-yellow peaches (June 24). Although the filming procedure is similar to RUE DES TEINTURIERS, choices pertaining to the organization of the material in relation to the characteristics of the location define the specificity of CHAMP PROVENÇAL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Les Tournesols (1982) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The film presents a field of sunflowers. The focus is adjusted frame by frame in succession according to a series of patterns on particular plants situated in different parts of the field. The diverse configurations placed on separate frames of the film strip appear, when projected successively, simultaneously on the screen. Thus, filmed one after another at different focal lengths, the sunflowers combine during projection to form one spatiotemporal image. LES TOURNESOLS COLORES is a capricious version of the film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Quiproquo (1992) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Soundtrack by Katie O'Looney. Situated in an environment where nature and social-industry technology meet, the film attempts a visual dialogue with (and critique of) mainstream society's concerns. To the extent that it refers to the economy of means involved in relation to what is stated, the work is both a reflection on the possibilities of the medium and an enquiry concerning the implications of the reality filmed.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Babette Mangolte

There? Where? (1979) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A naive look at southern California by an outsider, and/or an essay on displacement through the disjunction of southern Californian images and off screen voices. Where is the location of these voices, here or there? Are these images near or far in relation to the voices? Are the voices commenting on the images or vice versa. --B. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Babette Mangolte

Sky On Location, The (1982) 16mm, color, 77.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The landscape is not seen in its postcardish grandeur as captured in the photographs of Ansel Adams, nor through its shapes as in paintings by Cezanne or Constable, but rather the film captures the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. The film attempts to construct a geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season to season, through colors instead of maps. --B. M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Fredric Martin

Sublimated Birth (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Like IN THE BEGINNING, SUBLIMATED BIRTH uses similar visual effects to those created for 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY. --F. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Katrina Martin

Tyrone, PA. (1978) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

From Super 8mm original. This is about my hometown, using the local obsession with cars as a means to show the place. People get work manufacturing car parts and have to own cars to get work, get groceries, get off, around, anywhere, or anything. We invest into cars tremendous amounts of money, love, skill, and creative imagination, and use it all to go 'round...' 'Doing a hardman,' a theme in the film means making a U-turn at one end of the main street, part of the 15-block circuit where drivers parade continuously from noon until midnight, on show, looking for action. --K. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marie Menken

Glimpse of the Garden (1957) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Soundtrack: birdsong "A lyric, tender, intensely subjective exploration of a flower garden, with extreme magnification, flashing color harmonies." -- Cinema 16 "She deserves the order of the square halo, first class, with harps in diamonds." -- Dwight Ripley

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Frank Paine

Motion Picture () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"A lively way to go to New York. Visual fun- from the midwest to new york city in four minutes, with excellent original percussion sound track. Award winner in over 15 festivals."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Janet Pfunder

Billikins, The () 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Before working in the medium of film, I was painting surrealistic archetypal images contacted in the dream statte. Film has given me a way of caressing the world, of penetrating th eimagery of everyday planetside life, of flying iwthin the familiar. The film is an ecstatic vision of a friend on the streets of New York. The essence of the vision is joy". J P

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hans Richter

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature, history

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Ringo

2616 () 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An old house in a student ghetto in Austin, Texas. A five-minute walk from the tower where Charles Whitman started shooting people one day; a few hours drive from Dallas where Kennedy was killed. Both these things happened while I lived there. The house is now a parking-lot, and the people who lived there are scattered in every sense". D.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Johannes Rosenberger

Subcutan (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

A portrait of Vienna in the "year of remembrance," 1988. A cinematographic approach to the history and obsessions of this town. A glance under the skin of everyday life, searching for the open sores in the soul of this would-be metropolis. The objects found: The old lady listening through the wall. A peep show for Catholics. A couple giving life to child they long for. A song for Kurt Waldheim. Fish from the Danube, crashing against a kitchen wall. The torture of zither playing, etc. A personal statement on my hometown, work close to the traditions of Austrian experimental film. A coughing up and spitting out. -- J.R.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ken Ross

Black Harmony, Hi-Fi (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A portrait of a place in the context of being an outsider; a personal travelogue working to concentrate the perceived qualities of life, light, and the spirit of the island. The textural dynamics of sound and image were strongly considered in the editing process to crystallize my observation and experience while there.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

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

Rosalind Schneider

Dream Study () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, environment/nature, erotic

"A body portrait of a young woman in relation to nature and to herself, by means of superimpositions. A sensuous abstraction." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Rosalind Schneider

Earth Saga (1980) , 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape and architecture

"Based on Icelandic landscape, EARTH SAGA reveals the powerful beauty of a land formed by volcanic explosion. From steaming lava ash to moss-covered fields, the film redefines color and black and white images, superimposing abstract and surreal visions of nature. Original shooting was done in both 16mm and Super 8mm enabling the filmmaker to alter the inherent texture of the compositions through optical printing techniques of extending sequences, re-framing and superimposing. The resulting footage forms new flowing and rhythmic patterns in an illusionistic translation of landscape. The film is to be preceded by the reading of the poem 'Earth Saga' which was written at the time of the shooting. A copy is enclosed with the film." - RS

"A visually compelling film, one a viewer can move along with and pile up experiences through rhythmic progression--sense of perceptual substance/ I enjoyed your poem and loved your film. I am intrigued by the idea of using the two arets in this kind of combination./ Beautiful, abstract film... Wonderful camera motion... Incredible soundtrack." - Judges' comments, 1981 Athens International Film Festival

"You have filmed the Iceland of my dreams." - Ivar Gudmundsson, Consul General of Iceland

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Brancusi's Sculpture Ensemble At Tirgu Jiu (1984) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

This film is a "chronicle" of a visit I made in 1977 to Romania to experience three of Brancusi's most famous sculptures: "The Endless Column"; "The Gate of the Kiss"; "The Table of Silence"; (and the lesser known "Arcade of Pedestals," the modular system of stools which lead from the "Gate" to the "Table"). These works are in the small, rural town of Tirgu Jiu, not far from the village of Hobitza (where Brancusi was born and spent his childhood). These works are shown in photographs and discussed as totally autonomous "abstract" sculptures simply placed conveniently around the town; but, in fact, they are also parts of a larger and very specific environmental (and symbolic) motif. Their placement suggests a metaphysical continuum; they span the boundaries of the town and while aligned in a (virtual) straight line, all three cannot be seen from any single point of view, so there is a temporal unfolding as one moves through the town to experience the relationship. "There should be other films like this about works of art." -- Lynda Benglis, Sculptor

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Robert Smithson

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

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

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

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

Michael Snow

La Region Centrale (1971) 16mm, color, 190 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

This film is in five reels and requires two identical projectors for continuous projection. Instructions are included for cueing from reel to reel. "This new, three hour film by the Canadian Michael Snow is an extraordinary cinematic monument. No physical action, not even the presence of man, a fabulous game with nature and machine which puts into question our perceptions, our mental habits, and in many respects renders moribund existing cinema: the latest Fellini, Kubrick, Buñuel etc. For LA REGION CENTRALE, Snow had a special camera apparatus constructed by a technician in Montreal, an apparatus capable of moving in all directions: horizontally, vertically, laterally or in a spiral. The film is one continuous movement across space, intercutting occasionally the X serving as a point of reference and permitting one to take hold of stable reality. Snow has chosen to film a deserted region, without the least trace of human life, 100 miles to the north of Sept-Isles in the province of Quebec: a sort of plateau without trees, opening onto a vast circular prospect of the surrounding mountains. "In the first frames, the camera disengages itself slowly from the ground in a circular movement. Progressively, the space fragments, vision inverts in every sense, light everywhere dissolves appearance. We become insensible accomplices to a sort of cosmic movement. A sound track, rigorously synchronized, composed from the original sound which programmed the camera, supplies a permanent counterpoint. "Michael Snow pushes toward the absurd the essential nature of this 'seventh' art which is endlessly repeated as being above the visual. He catapults us into the heart of a world before speech, before arbitrarily composed meanings, even subject. He forces us to rethink not only cinema, but our universe." -- Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde "Michael Snow's LA REGION CENTRALE can be described as heroic bordering on the apocalyptic. ... [I]t is an epochal film because of the extent of the camera movements and its transformation of space .... Gravity is destroyed ... the horizon line has been erased and forgotten and the land mass has been transformed into a whirling flat disc, a blurred flash of light with no mass or volume, rotating wildly through the sky .... Snow's mountain landscape has become a reflection on the solar system." -- Bill Simon, Artforum "... an unimaginable film, literally like nothing you have ever seen before ...." -- John W. Locke, Artforum

Rental: $230.00
16mm Rental: $230.00

H.C. Solomon

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

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

Rental: $20.00

Mary Ann Spencer

Moon (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Images of the moon: its phases, its astronauts, its dreams."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Ann Spencer

White Cat, The (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"The white cat rolls and tumbles."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Solstice (Oobieland Part Three) (1971) 16mm, color, 33 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Someone attempts to find Oobieland. The realm of artificial sound encountered in PART ONE is left behind; there is a terrible silence. The television studio of PART TWO is left behind; big trees and snow populate the visible world. Somewhere a boundary is crossed; the viewer is caught up in a cycle of meetings with strange inhabitants of that short space of time we call winter solstice.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Walter Ungerer

Terrible Mother, The (1972) 16mm, color, 25.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In the kitchen of a Vermont farmhouse four people come to sit around a table. The silence of solstice holds them together. Before a ritualized meal they each tell a story. Their stories are ominous, yet, as in PART ONE, they are incomplete. Earlier, the Terrible Mother has passed on her powers to a young woman. At the close of the film this young woman enters the farmhouse and with final simplicity restores the old order.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Walter Ungerer

Animal, The (1976) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 73 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A man meets a woman at a deserted railroad station somewhere in northern New England. It is the middle of winter; snow is falling. The two drive to a remote farmhouse. Two strange children, who never speak, appear at the window; an old woman calls them away. First isolation, then alienation, overcome the couple. The woman has a dream, then disappears. Nothing is explained. Only footprints remain in the snow that covers the supernatural landscape. THE ANIMAL is a film about unutterable loss, fate and the unknowable.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Walter Ungerer

Winter There Was Very Little Snow, The (1982) 16mm, color, 72 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

THE WINTER THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SNOW is a visual mood poem using the barest narrative form to convey the feeling and time of crisis for a man in middle age. His marriage has collapsed, he is without a job, and his father has died. There is no reality; only an indistinguishable mixture of images and moments drawn from some space in time that could be his past, his present, or his future. THE WINTER is a document of a man's struggle to understand the meaning of his existence as he comes to the realization of his own mortality.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Lili White

House of the Gentle, The (1996) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"Lili White has the courage to carry her creative effort undaunted in a most captivating way."-- Professor Ben Hayeem, New York University Lili White presents her interpretation of the eight hexagrams of the I Ching which fall under its House of the Gentle. The pieces are poetic collages that combine performance, which is used as a symbolic action, along with footage of nature. The hexagrams are: #57, The Gentle; The Penetrating; #9, The Taming Power of the Small; #37, The Family; #42, Increase; #25, Innocence; #21, Biting Through; #27, Providing Nourishment/The Corners of the Mouth; and #18 Decay/Work on What Has Been Spoiled.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sheri Wills

Scene Box (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 5:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment nature, films about film, history, personal/diary/journal

The visual equivalent of a dusty box of aged, foil-covered chocolates, Scene Box presents a barely overheard promise of mystery - seductive, but not necessarily pleasant. A veiled diorama of uncertainty. Screenings include the Parrish Art Museum (curated by Peter Campus); Black Maria Director's Choice; Alchemy film and Moving Image Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Experimental Film Festival in Portland; and Experiments in Cinema Festival.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00 (individual sale), $100.00 (institutional sale)

Paul Winkler

Scars (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, landscape

"SCARS is a film which deals with the subject of ecology in an abstract and highly innovative manner. Rather than make a direct statement about the effects of urbanization on the natural landscape, Winkler communicates his ideas through a poetic montage of powerful visual and auditory imagery." - Museum of Modern Art

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Bud Wirtschafter

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Jud Yalkut

John Cage Mushroom Hunting In Stony Point (1973) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

With Shari Dienes, Jeni Engel, Shalom Gurewitz, Shigeko Kubota, and Nam June Paik. Filmic impressions of composer John Cage, mushroom hunting on his home ground of Stony Point, New York; visiting his home for the last time; radiating love towards his friends; and buying fruits and vegetables at the farm market before returning to New York City. "Cage collecting Mushrooms in the woods." -- The Village Voice

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Greg Yaskot

Cows No. 4 (1971) super8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, erotic

Cows simulate sex. "My entry in the Second Annual New York Erotic Film Festival (1972). Rejected as it 'wasn't exactly what we had in mind.'... Actually I think it was rejected because it was in Super 8." - G.Y.

Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

One Man Show (1981) 16mm, Super8, color & b/w, 76 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, enviorment nature, erotic, Found Footage, Architecture, diary_journal

A one man show of nine films from Greg Yaskot. Eight films on super 8, one on 16mm. About his films, Barbara Frost writes, "Greg's gift for percieving and recording the everyday event, even in unfamiliar surroundings, brings forth fresh and sensitive images, without stereotype. Films included are: Portrait of Uncle John, Fishing (1980), Space Diary (1971-1981), Parker Mill (1978), Snowstorm (1977), A Year in Connecticut (1977), Perry Street Scenes (1977), July (1973), Cows (1972), and Cows No.4 (1971)

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00
Super8 Rental: $130.00

Greg Yaskot

Cows (1972) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, enviorment nature

"A single frame cow dance" - G.Y.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

Snowstorm (1977) Super8, color & b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, Landscape, Architecture

"New York City always looks so clean when it snows, especially the Desbrosses Street area, which is almost totally devoid of color and vegetation. The neighborhood seems to change, once a little snow falls, though life in the street goes on. I often wonder just what the handshake was all about."

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

Year In Connecticut, A (1977) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, Family, Landscape, Architecture, personal_diary_journal

"A super-8 diary, shot between September '75 and April '76... I wanted to make a specific film of a specific time in my life, utilizing all the beautiful locations in the town where I grew up."

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

Karl Kels

Starlings (1991) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

It is night. The moon is shining. A static camera captures a huge flock of starlings searching the sky in circular movements. It is not clear how long Kels had been standing there before he turned on his camera; the event as such can only have come as a surprise to him as well. At first the starlings are hard to identify. Having deliberately edited frames coming from different generations of the original print in a certain metrical order, without changing the actual chronology of their movement, Kels has the constantly changing shapes of the birds dissolve in the rough grain of the celluloid. Once again a technical weakness of the celluloid forms the starting point of his visual enterprise. Shot on one reel without any interruption, the birds' flight gradually forms configurations of astonishing beauty. An immense sense of depth emerges as the starlings move against the background of the distanced moon, yet cross close by electric wires. Moths cannot resist the light and drop down just in front of the lens, and finally, also the starlings seem to take a last turn reaching down closer to Kels' camera just before his reel ends. -- Millenium Film Journal, No. 30-31.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Phil Cummins

Fire (1986) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Vigo & Broadway (1985) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An articulation of the conflict between man and nature, told in the style of the cinepoem. The camera takes on the point of view of an egret, a great sea bird, its sense of vision fragmented, slow in coming. It takes time to assemble the parts of vision into meaningful forms. Taking rest for a moment on this sad world of men, it returns to sky.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Handmade (1983) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

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

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Moondance (1986) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

There are small creatures within all of us. We lurk alone in the mossy cool of the day, peering out to the warm light through the hidden foliage to the lush, dark mystery of daydream. At nightfall we emerge and stir about with the spinning of the moon. This scintillation and eclipse, the invocation of night and nature, is for me the rediscovery of magic.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Sandler

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment

www.richardsandler.com

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Kiki Allgeier

Dear Joe P. Bear (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: nature

This film is a response to a letter written by Matt McCormick entitled "Sincerely Joe P. Bear." It is an exploration of alternative modes of editing using a manual bolex camera and found footage of a polar bear hunt. Using such antiquated editing techniques for a contemporary film is a way of expressing the filmmaker's recurring dream like memories. Written and Directed by Kiki Allgeier Co-Directed by Nikihil Melnechuk Director of Photography Jeff Silva Starring: Kiki Allgeier Sophie Landon and Robert Michaels

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Jennifer MacMillan

Garden Dissolves Into Air, The (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 6.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature

Super 8 to 16mm to mini-DV. A cinematic exploration through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, using a super-8 camera and the simple power of observation; a document of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and goldfish has been captured and analyzed through the optical printer and FinalCut Pro. A true film/video hybrid of science and imagination, this digitally manipulated 16mm film in some small way approaches the marsh flowers of Odilon Redon, where the marvels of nature become part of the dream world! - JM

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

David Gatten

What the Water Said, Nos. 1-3 (1997) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature

The result of a series of camera-less collaborations between the filmmaker, the Atlantic Ocean, and a crab trap. For three days in January and three days in October of 1997, and again, for a day, in August of 1998, lengths of unexposed, undeveloped film were soaked in a crab cage on a South Carolina beach. Both the sound and image are the result of the ensuing oceanic inscriptions written directly into the emulsion of the film as it was buffeted by the salt water, sand, rocks and shells.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Cara Weiner

Savannah (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Includes two films: "Adventuring in Savannah" (7 minutes). "Savannah" (35 minutes). Savannah is a visual journey that replants reality into a new abstract context. Adventuring in Savannah is an edited version of the complete trip took to a small isolated island.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lili White

Cloudgate (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual

CLOUDGATE was designed to be projected directly onto the metal and stone of a city's architecture, offering passersby an unexpected event placed into their environment. CLOUDGATE acts as a meditative happening, bringing the heavens down to the ground, placing the viewer firmly in between the earth and sky. COUDGATE situates the viewer into the "Zen of Now" -- reminding them that they and Nature are part and parcel.

DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00

Nancy Graves

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $$40.00

Carolyn Kaylor

Cereus & Whatnot (2005) 16mm, color and black & white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Combining silent movie melodrama and amateur science, the artist reflects a rare night-blooming plant, the death of a pet, and the decisive cinematic moment.

16mm Rental: $100.00

Scott Nyerges

Five Videos (2002-2008) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Hand-processed

AUTUMNAL (2008) 6 min. Acrylic on 35mm filmstrips, acrylic ink, alcohol. Stereo. A world in autumn; a requiem for lands not yet departed. POLAR (2007) 1:35 min. Acrylic on 35mm filmstrips, digital video. Silent. Apocalyptic inner visions of the polar ice caps' plight. The Arctic as a metaphor for a body out of balance. Fissures emerge. Mass transforms. The sea falls into itself. FLOW (2005) 4:30 min. Digital video; miniDV footage, arylic and gouache on 16mm and 35mm filmstrips. Stereo. A meditation upon the seasonal flow of creeks and rivers in Central Texas, as rendered in paint and pixels. MEANS AND MEDITATIONS (2004) 10:30 min. Digital video; acrylic, watercolor and gouache on 16mm and 35mm filmstrips. Stereo. A three-part journey through an imagined inner cosmos, exploring the subterranean, terrestrial and celestial realms. FLOATING IN THE ETHER (2002) 4:44 min. Digital video; ink and printed paper material on 16mm filmstrips. Stereo. The detritus of our data as waking dream. The text of our transmissions. A slumbering satellite's sighs. The invisible made visible.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Carolyn Kaylor

I'm Rubber (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A bird-like story about identity and belonging. A fowl little tale that addresses issues of identity and belonging. Originally shot on Super 8 and then optically printed to 16mm, the soundtrack includes excerpts from children's records, live recordings of the geese that appear in the film, music made from digitally processing the geese sound, and more.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Taylor Dunne

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Anna Linder

Densen (2009) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A musical voyage through photographs from Tokyo, St Petersburg, Barcelona, Milan and Buenos Aires. The word for power line in Japanese is densen.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Individual 50.00 Institution 75.00

Ryan Marino

All That Remains (2008) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

A study in the light, textures and ghosts that make up the abandoned.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Sara Winter

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Sara Winter

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

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

Joel Schlemowitz

Camera Roll for Taylor (2008) 16mm, 35mm, Black and White, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A camera roll city cine-poem, filmed in Brooklyn in the vicinity of the Gowanus Canal.

16mm Rental: $20.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Jordan

Postcard From San Miguel (1996) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The mystery and the beauty of Mexico's high desert colonial town, its churches, its abandoned silver mine, its statues and colored streets. Lines from Garcia Lorca.

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Maria Niro

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Maria Niro

Terminal Beach (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism, Structural

A collaboration between the artist and Jesus Olmo, video artist and screenwriter (Spain). Terminal Beach is a moving diptych accompanied by an original soundscape composed by the artist. It's an examination of how contemporary culture's motivations and ambitions have physically challenged our landscapes and will continue to do so in the not so distant future. Obscure strange events take place at Terminal Beach and it looks as if nature is about to rebel against humanity. The world seems like it reached the end of the road, all brought on by consumerism. We get the sense a disastrous event is about to take place, or perhaps it already has. Yet humanity goes on, completely oblivious of their surroundings. An inverted reality, much like a dystopian scenario J.G Ballard creates in his stories. The title is borrowed from one of his books.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Larry Cwik

Eight Short Films (2003-2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

WATERFALL- 2:45. Rushing water of a Canadian waterfall with experimental synthesized music.

MAROC- 5:30. Rapid movement, in Morocco, bustling, full of energy and life, with Middle-Eastern techo-style music, giving the sense of wanting to explore.

ANDORRA- 2:00. A rushing river in the Pyrenees, white mannequins that almost touch hands, and synthesized chanting/ violin. A bit like how a fly might see things.

ROBOT- 2:30. A "robot" does not want to be a robot. Features dream-like/mechanized performance by Ryan Cloutier, with synthesized Nintendo-esque music.

CANYON- 1:00. Filmed in Canyonlands National Park. Huge sandstone pillars burst toward the viewer, with industrial-style music.

PENDULUM- 1:00. Light and sound, sun streaks in a black field, with primordial-style music.

GOLD BEACH- 1:00. A colorful, disquieting sunset over the sea, a playful, bouncy sun, and synthesized staccato music.

FOX- 2:00. A lament to history destroyed for the sake of the new, featuring a huge yellow monstrous metal crane, and moody/hypnotic guitar music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lili White

Western (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 11:09 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The American morality tale: Voiceover about disguising oneself as an soldier; appropriated images from Western TV and American movies (JACK SLADE, TOMBSTONE, GUNFIGHT at the OK CORRAL, HOUR of the GUN, The RIFELMAN) a motel room, and home movies of Western locals, including Glenwood Springs, CO (grave of Doc Holliday) and Tombstone AZ (shoot out at the OK corral)

Rental: $44.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $44.00

Michael Kuchar

Death Quest of Ju Ju Cults (1980's) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature

Enter a shimmering forest and encounter the Pot Boiling turbulence of pre-history tribes in conflict. See sacrificial virgins, volcanoes, knife fights, spaceships- It's all in this black and white saga of pure escapement photographed amid upper New York's muddy river region one fine summer day back when the world was young in 1976. - Mike Kuchar

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

John Buchanan

Around the Tip (1978) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

In the course of making a larger film (MAPS:A Photographic Survey of NYC Shoreline Boundary) I took off for a run of Manhattans' southern end. This was for me from E.14th Street down to the Battery and up to W.14th St. This is a film of this territory which ties together lyrically. It tells its own story photographically and the one you tell yourself while watching. Look and listen to you.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Dustin Thompson

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

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

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

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

Mercy for Animals

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: enviorment & nature, political & social activism

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Iluminada (1986) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment & nature

A song of the soul. Visual impressions of Mexico. Various dimensions of reality.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ken Jacobs

Walkway (2009) miniDV, color, 8.20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment & nature

A serpentine path through the woods turns on itself threateningly. Two perspectives operate here, enmeshed with each other, making for a vibrant film straddling both 2-D and 3-D. Available on DVCAM.

Rental: $35.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $35.00

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Oona Mekas

MEMORIES OF SOHO: PART ONE (1996) DVD_NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: envirornment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, personal diary / journal

Short documentary. In 1976, the filmmaker's father, Jonas Mekas, made a film called Paradise Not Yet Lost. Many scenes in the film were street scenes of Soho, New York City from 1967-75. Twenty years later, the filmmaker creates a record of Soho from the 60s, 70s & 90s, revisiting the neighborhood with her video camera and juxtaposing images from Mr. Mekas' 1976 film.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jennifer Reeves

Trains Are For Dreaming (1999-2009) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment / nature, family, history, personal diary / journal

Eight super-8 film years condensed into seven eye-popping minutes. A dreamer moves through landscapes to far seas-over tracks, winding roads, skies and waters-a journey of flight and fancy.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Josh Solondz

Little Fountains (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, literary / theatre, philosophical

A meditation on cultural appropriation and nature's myth. Prompted by Roland Barthes' "Mythologies", the videomakers have found a microcosm of the new age wasteland within little fountains. The work is an object focused meditation within a young woman's life is brought to attention.

Devin Horan

Boundary (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture, philosophical

Set among an isolated community in a remote landscape near the Russian border, BOUNDARY evokes a space of ambiguity, a psychogeography, an absence of personal histories. It is the first installment in a tetralogy of films based on a statement by Sadeq Hedavat: 'In life it is possible to become angelic, human, or animal. I have become none of these things."

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rose Lowder

BOUQUETS 1-10 (1994-1995) 16mm, Color, 12min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

These first BOUQUETS are part of a series of films of one minute each, on various subjects. Every Bunch can also be rented individually. Structured in the camera during "filming", according to modalities worked out progressively in my previous films, these researches develop to compose a film bunch of pictures picked every time in the same site, at various times. These bunches of pictures chosen and weaved in alternated order also include some accidental photogrammes which, such of the herbs "poor", can be harmful or useful, depending on circumstances.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rose Lowder

BOUQUETS 11-20 (2005-2009) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Bouquets 11-20 goes on with the work begun with Bouquets 1-10 and 21-30 consisting in creating movement, transformation and evolution of images by arranging them in relation to each other during filming. The weather and a series of incidents linked to weaving frames together in the camera in this way delayed their completion. 10 Bouquets, each one minute long, all filmed at ecological sites. BOUQUET 11 - Oasis de la Roche Bleue, near Plaisans, Drome BOUQUET 12 - Farm de la Mhotte, Saint Menoux, Allier BOUQUET 13 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard BOUQUET 14 - Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, Loire-Atlantique BOUQUET 15 - Azienda Agricola Cascina Piola, Serra-Capriglio, Asti, Nord Monferrato, Piedmante, Italy BOUQUET 16 - Silvai Confiture (jam), Haute Bleone, Prads, Basses-Alpes BOUQUET 17 - Hotel -Pension Beau-Site (Label ecologique europeen), Chemin sur Marigny, Switzerland BOUQUET 18 - Farm de Crozefond, Saint Aubin, Lot et Garonne BOUQUET 19 - Les Jardins du Marais, Parc Naturel Regional de Briere, Hoscas, Loire Atlantique BOUQUET 20 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rose Lowder

JARDIN DU SOLEIL / SUN GARDEN (2010) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Beginning with natural light, an element that played a major role in cinematographic developement, the subject of the film evolves around solar panels in two different places, Cascina Piola, Capriglio, Asti, in Italy, and Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, in Loire-Atlantique, France. We find ourselves in the middle of sparkling light, exposed to the wind, like the butterflies, the bees and the little clouds.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

JARDINS DU MARAIS / MARSH GARDENS (2010) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

This magnificent garden, in the Parc naturel Regional de Briere, in the middle of the presqu'ile de Guerande, Loire-Atlantique, in France, covers over a hectare of land. It's vegetable garden, ornamental garden, small forest and two ponds, make up a continuously evolving space, but also a visual mumble - jumble of wild life that draws on to delve into it in order to explore it cinematographically. In honor of Annick Bertrand-Gillen et Yves Gillen, the creators of this munificent space in the middle of nature.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

RIEN D'EXTRAORDINAIRE / NOTHING SPECIAL (2010) 16mm, , 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Just a glimpse of this beautiful spot around the Hotel - Pension Beau-Site on the Chemin sure Martigny, Switzerland, situated in a hamlet surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lynne Sachs

Georgic for a Forgotten Planet (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 8:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

I began reading Virgil's Georgics, a 1st Century epic agricultural poem, and knew immediately that I needed to create a visual equivalent about my own relationship to the place where I live, New York City. The film is culled from material I collected at Coney Island, the Lower East Side, Socrates Sculpture Garden in Queens, a Brooklyn community garden and a place on Staten Island that is so dark you can see the three moons of Jupiter. It is a homage to a place many people affectionately and mysteriously call the big apple.

Rental: $30.00 Sale: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Diane Kitchen

Roots, Thorns (1992) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

Filmed on a return visit with the Ashaninka in the tropical forest of eastern Peru. Moving in close with the camera to people who still live with the land, cook over fires and raise their children in the forest. Earth, river, animals, weather. Forces of turmoil and of nature. Forces that surround the senses at all times. "The Peru films do not just give us the familiar thrill of a look at a (strange) way of life; rather...something quite amazing takes place: a kind of re-scaling of perception, so that the other space of the Ashaninka, while retaining its everydayness and relative indiscernibility, can for a moment be experienced on its own terms." --Ackbar Abbas, UC-Irvine "Mysterious, allusive, and yet also concrete, this is a work of poetry as much as of fact, opening up a new terrain for the documentary, a space of complex reflection where myth and current events flow into one another." --Dick Blau, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Diane Kitchen

Wot the Ancient Sod (2001) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Effects of the sun move through the turning autumn leaves - the drama of ceaseless interactions of light and life. Forces are in transition, decaying into the earth, the ground, the sod. "Diane Kitchen's new tour-de-force creates a stream of intimate portraits of leaves dancing in the sun's light." --Steve Anker, San Francisco Cinematheque "A near-seamless mastery of camera and editing technique." --Susan Oxtoby, Toronto Int'l Film Festival

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Diane Kitchen

Ecstatic Vessels (2007) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Blaze in the trees/Blaze on the brow. When walking in the deep woods the elements nod and sweep and seem to signal to each other. Incidents occur. Spontaneity. Foreground and background. Shifting perspectives. A vast scattered array pulls together and with it ideas of trees, wind, sun and relationships. "Diane Kitchen's eye for filming the natural world is distinctive and elegant...finding a richness and delicacy often ignored." --Patrick Friel, Chicago Filmmakers "A symphony of movement, color, focus, line." --Grant Wiedenfeld

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Richard Sandler

Radioactive City (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Pam Kray

Mushroom Seekers (2002-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

MUSHROOM SEEKERS is both documentary and diary of the filmmaker's introduction to wild mushrooms. The video journeys through the Czech Republic, where picking wild mushrooms is the "national pastime"; the United States, where the activity is unusual and somehow left to the experts; and Mexico, where a sacred practice is both protected from the view of the profane and yet commodified. This reflection on cultures and nature through the lens of mushroom picking looks to a "different kind of education". Ultimately, this video's walk through the woods is a journey of lives.

Beryl Sokoloff

MY MIRRORED HOPE (1963) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color , min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature, landscape_architecture

This iconic feature, MY MIRRORED HOPE, is a vibrant portrait of visionary artist Clarence Schmidt. The film intertwines views of Clarence Schmidt's fantastic house in Woodstock, NY, his sculptures and gardens with the man himself. Sokoloff portrays Clarence as a wizardly inhabitant of his magic world.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Melissa Friedling

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

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

Richard Tuohy

Iron-wood (2009) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, hand processed, landscape and architecture

Iron-wood is an abstract visual exploration of the deeply fissured 'cog-like' bark of the Australian tree Eucalyptus Sideroxylon - Red Ironbark.

Rental: $40
16mm Rental: $40

16mm Sale: $250

Vera Neubauer

Patrick (2011) DVD_PAL, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, environment & nature, political/social activism

An adolescent is given advice on how to live by the Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne.

Rental: $30
DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Dragon and the Fly (1997) DVD_PAL, b&w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, lanscape & architecture, political/social activism

The Dragon is the sulphur drenched Port Talbot in South Wales. The steel works come to life by night, when the refinery gushes out its fiery tongue. This breath-taking spectacle is watched by a fly slowly dying on a windowsill.

Rental: $30
DVD PAL Rental: $30

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

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

Sarah Sitzler

Cuddlefish Bones (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, landscape and architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

An abandoned "island" occupied by distrustful birds. Bones found on a shore. An excitable "reverend" named Jesse. Shot in Reedsport, OR.

Rental: $20

Sarah Sitzler

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

Genre: Experimental, Installation

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

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

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

Rental: $20

Qi You

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, philosophical

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

Rental: $20

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.

Eva Kolcze

All That Is Solid (2014) Video file, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment & nature, films about film, landscape and architecture, structural

All That is Solid investigates Brutalist architecture through the surface of black and white celluloid.

The film features three locations: Robarts Library, The University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC) and the Ross building at York University. Footage of the buildings has been degraded using a number of chemical and physical processes. The film explores the utopian visions that inspired the Brutalist movement and the material aesthetic connection between concrete and celluloid.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $450

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

Richard Tuohy

Tasmanian Splintering (2010) color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, hand processed , landscape

Bones of a dead Tasmanian forest colourfully re-animated in a film printer.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Georg Anthony Svatek

Follicle (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3:13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body , environment/nature, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Shot on a USB microscope camera and narrated by excerpts from a religious sermon, this film explores physical surfaces and how they conspire the idolization of our fellow human beings. Objects includes: butterfly wing, finger print, laptop computer surface, dollar bill, peacock feather, hair, skin, flower pot, denim.

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

Rosalind Schneider

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities (2013) DVD, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Alaska: A Fusion of Realities reinvents land, ice and water to create an expanded vision of the environment. Images were gathered from a small plane, a boat and by hiking on the surface of a glacier. They include mountain ice vistas, floating icebergs and a calving glacier that speaks to the impact of global warming. The images are structured as multiple layered interpretations of reality that reach into abstraction.

Rental: $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

Rosalind Schneider

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined (2015) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined reinvents footage of the Yangtze River in China as it rushes into a narrow gorge. Emphasis is placed on the abstract quality of linear patterning of water against rocks. The sound of water is distorted by video processing creating a further remove from reality.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Josh Guilford

Rock Roll (2015) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, landscape and architecture

"A camera roll film shot on the coast of Rabbit Island, an islet in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Built from sandstone formations dating back over 900 million years, Rabbit Island's coastline harbors traces of staggering geologic activity, conjuring images of ancient highlands, invading seas, and the slow, relentless action of sedimentation and compaction. While thinking about this drama, I charted a loose trajectory across the surface of a single expanse of sandstone at the island's northwest edge. I used my camera to map its diversity of visible forms -- the 'micro-events' of color variations, cracks and divots, distributions of lichens, etc. -- shooting in short bursts so that images might accumulate like falling waves." -JG

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ken Jacobs

3 X 3D (2015) Blu-Ray Disc 3D, b&w / color, 187 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism

TO WATCH THESE FILMS IN 3D, YOU WILL NEED: FULL HD TV + COMPATIBLE 3D GLASSES + BLU-RAY 3D PLAYER

Blankets For Indians color, stereo, sound, 57 min (2012)
America was told by God to manage the globe, at a profit, only first having to clear away prior nations living on this land mass before venturing off shore (though not before taking half of Mexico and some failed attempt to wrest Canada from Canadians). Surely you asked when a child, Daddy, what was America doing so far from home when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor? Grabbing Hawaii, darling, and much more, Daddy may have answered. Bush and Cheney were religiously observant when they opted to enrich Halliburton further, when with their 9/11 pretext arranged with the Saudis they invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East generally. This movie shows dissenters to the American mission marching down New Yorks Lower Broadway to gather at Zuccotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street kids were standing their ground. We live close to where the crowd turned onto Broadway and swept us along.

A Primer in Sky Socialism color, silent, 57 min (2014)
We lived next to The Brooklyn Bridge on its Manhattan side until the two bullies, Eminent Domain and Urban Renewal, forced us to move two blocks away form it. Along with many others we love the bridge and when non-New Yorkers visit we see that they mount and walk it at its height. They must learn the story of its designer and builder also socialist, philosopher and poet John Roebling and how the work was completed after he died by his son Washington and daughter-in-law Emily. Flo and I actually helped establish a tradition in the Sixties when we would climb it New Years Eve just before midnight with maybe another half dozen visitors and today hundreds gather, no, thousands. One hears many languages on the bridge, young people, sober and polite, from many lands. There are distant fireworks at 12 and the crowd descends. The first movie on this disk has some still; this and the following movie are all still. Stills in 3D invite the eyes to move in depth, especially time exposures in 3D. Theres so much to look at that silence is preferable, noisy as the actual event is.

The Guests B&W with some color, DTS-HD 5.1 sound, 73 min (2013)
Cubism turned space inside out. Yes, Cezanne was the main influence, slipping into bizarre shadow effects when rendering what he saw up close, reporting the contradiction of what he saw with each eye separately and thereby making the rendering the event and not what was rendered. But it was the handheld stereopticon, then an ubiquitous instrument of porn delivery, with left-right pictures reversed that really prompted the spatially bizarre. Wow, Picasso said. Wow, said Braque. They of course kept this a secret, the stereopticon then being of low repute. Now 3D cinema makes a similar splendid error, this time in utterly convincing dept. It takes on elf the first films made, 2D of course, and by sending sequential frames of moving figures one to each eye creates an illicit stereo, sometimes convincing, sometimes anything but; nuts. Not to be believed.

in a world of continuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times , October 6, 2011

The Guests underlines the abyss between what we know and what we see. - Tony Pipolo, Artforum , April 2015

DVD NTSC Sale: $85.00 individual sale, institutional sale 300.00

Mitch Corber

QUIVER CITY (1984 ) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, music, philosophical, polititcal / social activism

The grit and magic of New York City during a rumored nuke scare by poetry video's Mitch Corber of Thin Air Video. Truly a multi-media gem bristling evocatively in social commentary, experimental image and poignant original soundtrack.

DVD NTSC Sale: $40

Ann Deborah Levy

Rain Painting (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , landscape & architecture

Rain striking car windows 'paints' the landscape beyond, re-imagining it in a variety of moods, colors, and abstract patterns. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed through the window, rain patterns on the glass, and the interior of the car. The first two realities become visible as a result of where the camera is focused, the third when parts of the interior are seen and when the rain quiets and sounds made inside are heard.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Spectator(s) (2014) , 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, history, landscape & architecture

Caught by another 'spectators' camera, visitors observe, enjoy, or ignore their surroundings - one of the worlds most infamous, yet beloved structures. The camera shows us odd angles and what is not usually revealed. Meanwhile, the memory of spectators of antiquity and what they witnessed casts a shadow. In this hybrid-documentary a soundtrack of location recordings augmented by scripted voices recreates the cacophony of languages heard and allows the sounds of the modern city outside to intrude.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

On The Train To Kunta Hora... And Back (2014) color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment, landscape & architecture

Footage shot from a train barreling through the Czech countryside on a gray morning evolves to a dazzling light show of abstract, often, dreamlike reflections juxtaposed on the scenery at sunset. A soundtrack of voices and percussive train sounds serves as counterpoint to the passing images. The film was shot with a point and shoot camera.

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Waterscape: illusions (2007) DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

In this self-reflexive film, Ann Deborah Levy's camera captures compelling images of a mysterious wilderness lake and its elegant swans. The water serves as a canvas on which upside-down reflections of trees, clouds, and colors in the landscape are acted upon by wind and light to make an ever-changing painting. Against these images and painted illustrations, a woman making a film on swans serves as the focus for an exploration of perceptions of reality as filtered through the human mind in science, mythology, art, and documentary filmmaking; a meditation on illusion and reality. Off-screen voices personify the womans thoughts as she shoots her film and researches and shapes her script: the filmmaker reads from her shooting diary; young girls recount swan myths; a scholar discusses swan symbolism; and supposed 'experts' from across history debate whether swans really sing or not before they die. These distinct yet thematically related scenarios interweave throughout, but never intersect. They float like elements in a dream for the viewer to connect and interpret later on.

Rental: $195 - DVD

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Larry Cwik

8 New Short Films (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, political & social activitism, psychology & mental health, spiritual & mystical

Reception 2:27

Perception 1:06

Conjunction of the Senses (La Conjunction De Les Sentidos) 2:36

The News 4:44

La Fois (The Times) 3:54

The Far North, Portrait of the Arctic 4:32

The Mystery 2:25

Neurosis 4:21

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75

Tobe Carey

Sweet Violets (2012) DVD, , 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: environment & nature, history

In the Gilded Age and beyond, high fashion decreed that violets were the flower of choice for Valentine's Day, Easter and a fragrant corsage. At its height, in the years before World War I, Rhinebeck, New York, growers shipped millions of sweet violets (viola odorata) the New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and beyond.

Sweet Violets explores the mythology and history surrounding violets through the use of Greek poetry, Native American tales and stories of historical figures like Napoleon and and Frederic Chopin. A clinical herbalist introduces and explains the medicinal and culinary properties of cultivated and wild violets.

Sweet Violets includes vintage photographs and postcards, rare film footage, 19th century music and literature. All these, plus interviews with historians and commercial growers, tell the neglected story of sweet violets and their effort on a small Hudson Valley town.

Rental: $70

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

Tobe Carey

Stream - A Meditation (2003) DVD, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Water flowing and captivating meditation on a Catskill Mountains stream.

Rental: $30.00

Tobe Carey

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: comedy, environment & nature

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

Rental: $36

Tobe Carey

Road Kills (1974) DVD, color, 15:45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

A choreographed hole-digging woman in a landscape intercut with road kill from local highways. Haunting images that hold their own mystery.

Rental: $60

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)

Terese Svoboda

To See Or Not To See (1991) DVD, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & natre, ethnic & multicultural , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, political & social activism

To See or Not to See is a meditation on the Giant Walking Sticks of Papua New Guinea which dramatizes the narrator's ambivalence toward the Other. The tape acts as a visual interpretation of anthropologist Clifford Geertz' examination of language and how it traps the speaker's attempts at trying to interpret. In 'To See or Not to See' the dilemma of the outside observer becomes exposed -- with wit, irony and a genuine concern for not destroying what is seen.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Headhunters (1992) DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Terese Svoboda

Komodo (1986) DVD, color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

The husband is eaten by a Komodo dragon.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Steve Bull

Farmwork (1985) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Andrew Kim

THE PEACOCK (2015) 16mm, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment and nature, philosophical, science medicine, technology

A meditation on our fantastic condition of mortality and impermanence..."The peacock painted on the window will never dance or speak. It is only the peacock that lived in the forest which used to speak, dance, and walk in a sweet manner."-AK

Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Gregg Biermann

The Age of Animals (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, 40:00 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: environment and nature, science medicine, spiritual mystical, technology

The final scene from Casablanca is sliced in half, then quartered, then again, and again. Each slice of image slides gently away from the next over time, creating oddly cubist images out of the faces of Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Rental: $100

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Gregg Biermann

The Age of Animals (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: environment and nature, science medicine, spiritual mystical, technology

The Age of Animals (2014)... features contemporary video footage Biermann shot in the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, the Vatican, and the Bronx Zoo. However, Biermann applies manipulations to this footage, producing a complex three-dimensional illusion in which foreground and background are forever trading places. Indeed, the visual experience of this film is akin to being trapped inside an M.C. Escher painting or riding a rollercoaster after taking a hallucinogen. Yet we can still see the documentary world though these disorienting distortions. In the Museum of Natural History, we see visitors looking at taxidermic animals lost to extinction along with the skeletons and footprints of dinosaurs and other bygone species. A sign reading "What makes the Earth habitable?" spins by, implying the fact that the Earth could very well become uninhabitable. In the Vatican, we see tourists videotaping and photographing the soaring ceilings dedicated to the Creator of animals according to Christian theology. The opposition between the spaces of the natural history museum and the church is emphasized through the soundtrack. This alternates between a repeated segment of sampled choral music, silence, and a recorded interview with paleontologist Peter Ward who laments the politics surrounding the discourse on global warming and evolution as well as the misguided notion that previous mass extinctions were caused only by asteroids and not by changing temperatures. The space of the Bronx Zoo, framed by the soundtrack and the other two spaces, reads not as a space of joyful childhood discovery, but rather as the last living relics of the coming mass extinction caused by human ingenuity and greed. Despite the visual distortions, we recognize tortoises, gorillas, giraffes, birds, and so on, but they, too, are barely recognizable in that they suddenly read as the last of their kind. Whether these animals are the product of supreme Creator or evolution becomes irrelevant if they are doomed to disappear. The very title of the film "Age of Animals" implies that the age can end, that there may soon be an age without animals. This film suggests that in the political opposition between science and religion, the casualties are entire species - perhaps all of them. As a whole, Gregg Biermann's recent work suggests a sense of the overwhelming in a historical moment in which we are disoriented visually, sonically, socially, politically, and even biologically. It reflects and refracts the sense that, even as we attempt to make sense of the contemporary world, it continues to shift, becoming a foreign and unfamiliar territory. In Biermann's work, as in contemporary life, our landmarks are constantly shifting, forcing us to find new ways of locating ourselves in a spatial and temporal situation that is ever slipping beyond our mind's grasp. - Jaimie Baron

Rental: $100

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Larry Cwik

Seven New Short Films (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, spiritual mystical

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Sheila Paige

Time and the Mermaid (2015) color, 14 min

Keywords: body, environment and nature, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

The ticking of the clock on the bathroom wall carries the heroine, on her 64th birthday, to a wider shore, where time rolls as a mighty river, singing of life and freedom -- her epiphany. "I sensed that it had a personal message for me about aging... it parallels my own path to confronting the shortness of time remaining: as Buddhism teaches, clinging to the expectation that nothing will change leads to suffering. Freedom comes with submerging into the big picture of life from the dolphins to the stars. We can't stay with that perspective constantly, but if we keep open to it, the trap of time loses its grip. I wonder if the final scene is meant to suggest the process of bringing the epiphany into daily life." "I will be turning 60 in a couple of months. For me, I felt the fear of time running out, what had I accomplished, what could I have accomplished or been, and that I could stay shackled by those fears or jump into the river and enjoy the time. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. May I share it with others?"

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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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.

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Faith Hubley

Amazonia (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

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

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Faith Hubley

Cloudland (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

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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.

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

Starlore (1983) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

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David Baker

What Was Was (2011) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

Wherein an alphabet of surges and shadows bloom like rorschach indices, clouds of indeterminate origin in a continuous refulgent hierophany, hierophany from the Greek roots "hieros" meaning sacred of holy and "phainein" meaning to reveal or to bring to light.

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Robbie Land

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Environment _Nature, Landscape_Architecture, Science_Medicine

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

Rental: $65.00
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Grete Miller

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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Luján Montes

Mareas. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / Tides. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation.  I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. Tides is the second part of the trilogy. Water never dies, always transforms itself, rebirths in rivers, bodies, oceans. Huge, kneads its potential energy in the permanence of movement. River Bank and Post war man are the other two works that complete the Trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Litoral. Trilogía. Estudio sobre el movimiento / River Bank. Trilogy. Study about movement. (2014-2017) digital file, 8 mm, color, 8-9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

The trilogy Study about movement explores the tensions that occur between figures, forms and color when summed together in layers, in an almost chancy way. The work tries to capture the vital and invisible forces, the pure movement, as the one present in a sensation. I chose two main tools to work with: the multiple exposure of layers in the same negative film and the use of primary colors. River bank was the first work of the series. In this work I counterpoised the movement, light and color of two different spaces that are being seen by the same observer. A trip to Delta del Tigre, Buenos Aires and a highway trip. Both melt under an extreme slow motion of the images. Post War man and Tides are the following works of the trilogy.

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Luján Montes

Intemperie / Out in the open (2014) digital file, super 8, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

"A walker understands gradually that he does not know much about the turbulent and airy flow of the spirit. Or he is incapable of defining it. Nevertheless, he connects with it every time he discovers that his own person constitutes a fragile material structure in the hands of nature’s fluctuations, far from social intermediaries. However, he adapts his definition of “natural” to the changes of his own mind: today is freezing because I freeze, tomorrow the sun burns because I dry out". Fragment of "The book of Haiku" by Alberto Silva.

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Luján Montes

Historia clínica / Medical history (2013) digital file, super 8, color / b&w, 13-14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Medical History is an audiovisual essay inspired by the poem "H.C 13.176" by Marisa Wagner, former patient at several mental institutions. Images of a physical and mental wandering around streets, journeys, nightmares, asylums, burials, tree fellings, and the ocean: all pieces of a life that trascends any medical record.

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Luján Montes

Teoría de cuerdas / String theory (2011) digital file, color / b&w, 70 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Eleven filmmakers and a sound artist construct "String Theory", a film far from conventional narration. This film has been done under two single premises: Using the images with total aesthetic and narrative freedom and having the pre-existing and unchangeable soundtrack as a trigger. The result of this experiment is a film in episodes, and heterogeneous web of new and appropriated images that form unity in multiplicity. Images of Human affected by time passing, it's relationship with nature, Science and Cosmos.
The Physics theory which the film is named after brings a different perspective to the comprehension and perception of our environment. Therefore, the film attempts to find multiple ways for film narrative, production and watching. "String Theory" does not aim at finding a single meaning, but on the contrary, establishes a web of associations that goes far beyond a rational or causal interpretation. Here is where the perception of each viewer finds signals from which it can construct its own vision.

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Luján Montes

Movimiento enérgico de la voluntad hacia el conocimiento, posesión o disfrute de una persona o cosa: / Energetic movement of the will towards the recognition, possession or enjoyment of a person or thing: (2017) digital file, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

About the way in which the pleasures are made, from the social constraints to the domestication of body: she and he act obediently.

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Lana Caplan

Canaries in the Mine (2015) digital file, color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture, technology

CANARIES IN THE MINE is a four-part essay on the grossly out of balance relationship between our rapidly evolving digital and technologic world and our degenerating natural world. The video travels through the recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist pleasure, through scientific examination, to a subject of exploration on the internet, to its eventual existence as an archive of a disappearing world. Throughout the video, attempts to replicate the natural world with technology collapse and the landscape falls into the language of abstraction (line, shape, movement, repetition, texture). Images from Google Earth show a natural world that has disappeared with climate change, a referent lost to time, that the medium of video can no loner find and record. Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives.

Rental: $50

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Lana Caplan

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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