Peggy Ahwesh

From Romance to Ritual (1985) Super 8 to Video, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural

This film is formed around several scenes of women telling stories to the camera of their sexual history and experience. This material is intercut and juxtaposed with related footage concerning girls and their growing up, memory and the learning process and the received truth of history lessons. This film as a whole makes for an uncomfortable fit between women's personal experience and the official dogma of our culture's history. The filming style is of the ethno-graphic film without the expert observer and of the home movie without the father.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Basha Alperin

Odabo Odoba (1981) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

ODABA ODOBA (Until we meet again odoba trans.) is the psychic adventure of a young child in search of his inner cultural identity. A trilogy of animated characters, representing his three aspects of conscienceness, journey through time -- encountering music, dances, and masks of Africa. The music consist of drums and chants from Cuba (Yoruba) and Senegal, and also an original jazz composition.

Rental: $30.00
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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
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Leslie Alperin

SideTracked (1992) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

16mm Rental: $50.00

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

Gordon Ball

Birds Nest Soup (1979) 16mm, color, 4.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

In ancient China, an esteemed Gentleman's highest culinary honor was being served this most delicate soup; so it is hoped a similar honor will be felt by the viewer when his aerial subject is presented.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jaime Barrios

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

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

Rental: $35.00
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Ericka Beckman

Switch Center (2002) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

SWITCH CENTER is a tribute to the futuristic architecture of the Soviet post war period, and a reaction to seeing it transitioned to shopping malls or global corporate office structures. I was invited by Balazs Bela Studio in Budapest to produce a short experimental film in Hungary. I was the first American artist to be invited by this famous film collective after the fall of Soviet power. The collaboration took place in August 2000, culminating in SWITCH CENTER, a ten minute experimental documentary shot in many defunct Danube Water Works locations on the outskirts of Budapest. The architecture of a 1960's water purification plant, left intact for 25 years, inspired me to recreate the factory in sight and sound, and to juxtapose that with the present. While I was meditating on the animation of 3-story water tank, a Pokemon commercial was being filmed down the corridor.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Pip Benveniste

Hats (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, History

Lionel Ziprin, the first overground poet in the world, rises to the roof of the Home of the Sages of Israel on East Broadway and performs the legendary putting on hats from his stah collection, to the Kabbalistic singing of his grandfather Reb N. Z. Margolies Abulafia. This film can be said to be all that remains of a thirteen -- hour documentary shot in New York City circa 1909. Witnessed and constructed sixty years later by PB

Rental: $30.00
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Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Music

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

Rental: $50.00
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Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Music, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

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

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

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

Rental: $150

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Philip Burton

Journey Alone (1961) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

The isolation of the individual as exemplified in the plight of a woman in a Puerto Rican district of New York City.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

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

Roberta Cantow

Clotheslines (1981) 16mm, color, 32.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Bibsy M. Carballo

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Travels in the Combat Zone (Concept Series) (1984) VHS NTSC, color, 28 min

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Performed by Mary Lum and Maralyn Amaral. Written by Jessica Hagedorn. The poetry of Jessica Hagedorn explores the struggle of third-world women and their views of city life and romantic relationships. From the Concept Series. See description above.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Patti Lee Chenis

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Mutiny Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 3) (1983) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Featuring Polly Bradfield (violinist), Sally Silvers (dancer), Erica Hunt (poet), and Shelley Hirsch (singer). "This movie is a new kind of classic, it has invented once and for all the machine-gun sound of explosives and composed sentences with speeded-up speech and wild singing, laughter, hardly [at] all understandable, with violins screeching like falling bombs and a Hispanic grind dance .... There are tender closeups in interviews with women, and marvelous documents of dancers, street performers, all races & styles. These are brave and straight-talking people; this is a feminist film, and it is important. All the sound makes a talky song of many voices." -- Anne Robertson, X-Dream "Plastically a marvel, a discerning powerhouse performance." -- Ken Jacobs

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Abigail Child

Below The New: A Russian Chronicle (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

This video essay combines diary footage of St. Petersburg with archival material, accompanied by the voices of two young Russians who, through personal anecdote, describe the emotional, political, and economic transformations that have wrenched their society.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Martha Colburn

Secrets of Mexuality (2002) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Hand-processed

A dense and highly detailed film exploring sexuality in the specific realms of Mexican wrestling and kitsch paintings through rapid-fire transformations. Much of the film is hand scratched frame by frame, hand painted (over collage animation). This film was made as a commission by the Mexican Composer Felipe Waller and screened live in Europe and Mexico with live accompaniment by the Dutch group 'Martin Altena Ensemble'.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Grover Dale

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Pasaporte (Spanish) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Passport (English Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Meat Packing House (1981) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

An overview of the process on meat packing in Uruguay, from the cattle on the countryside through industrialization until it reaches the consumer.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

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

Agrippa Depaula

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maya Deren

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, spiritual

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

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Vivienne Dick

Liberty's Booty (1980) VHS NTSC, , 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

uses a matter-of-fact view of middle-class, white prostitution as bith a work of sexual demystification and an ironic exposition of American 'permissiveness'"-J.Hoberman.

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Vivienne Dick

Compillation tape (1988) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"Image Ireland" (1988) Ireland, video, 14 min., "Like Dawn to Dust" (1983) USA, 6 min., "Staten Island" (1978) USA, 5 min.

Vivienne Dick

London Suite (Gettng Sucked In) (1989) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Hovering between fact and fiction the film depicts a slacker existence in London. London's cultural diversity unfolds as Vivenne Dick portrays her friends, their lifestyles, what they talk about and how they talk. In this kaleidoscopic arrangement of encounters and re-enactments, equal weight is given to the passionate and the banal.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Vivienne Dick

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

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

Allen Downs

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Satya Dev Dubey

Aparichaike Vindhyachal: Barriers (1967) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

The original title in Hindi, taken from a poem, literally means "Mountains of Non-Communication" that separate individuals. Hence the shortened English title, "Barriers." --S. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Daniel Eisenberg

Cooperation of Parts (1987) 16mm, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, History, Philosophical

The images for COOPERATION OF PARTS were shot in Europe in 1983. The film begins at a train station in Calais, France and ends on a street in Radom, Poland. In between are images of Paris, Munich, Dachau, Berlin, Warsaw and Auschwitz/Birkenau. Unlike most films that deal with the Holocaust, COOPERATION OF PARTS takes place firmly in the present and does not attempt to recapitulate history. Using lists, descriptions of photographs, a catalog of proverbs, images of streets, trains, ruins and riots, the film explores the territory of the recent past with a second generation perspective, distanced through time and reflection. With the visual field as a touchstone for a complex set of narrative associations, the film spins a tight web of memory, history, and experience. It is within this web that the film finds its wider significance: as a model for how daily life, history, first hand and second hand experience bind, through purpose or chance, to form identity itself.

Rental: $115.00
16mm Rental: $115.00

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

Holly Fisher

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rich Vallejos

Ramona (2015) color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , queer/bi/trans

Filmmakers: Mikaela Martin + Rich Vallejos
Producer: Deborah Kampmeies - Full Moon Films

An elderly woman comes to terms with the loss of a close friend. Through her grief, she discovers the true nature of their friendship and perhaps her own sexuality.

Rental: $56

Charles Henri Ford

Johnny Minotaur (1971) 16mm, color & b/w, 79.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal_Diary_Journal, queer

Surrealist poet and artist Charles Henri Fords 1971 film, Johnny Minotaur is a lyrical explosion of taboos: incest, intergenerational desire, pansexuality and autoeroticism are a few of the issues he grapples with through mythopoeic, sensual imagery, recitations of his diaries and a philosophical debate featuring an impressive narration by such artists as Salvador Dali, Allen Ginsberg, Warren Sonbert and Lynne Tillman. Unseen for over two decades, The New American Cinema Group, Inc./The Film-Makers Cooperative has restored Johnny Minotaur and resuscitated this classic of forgotten, queer cinema that belongs alongside the films of Kenneth Anger, Derek Jarman and Jean Genet.

Rental: $240.00
16mm Rental: $240.00

Hollis Frampton

Gloria! (1979) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, Family, history, personal

"In GLORIA! Frampton juxtaposes nineteenth-century concerns with contemporary forms through the interfacing of a work of early cinema with a videographic display of textual material. These two formal components (the film and the texts) in turn relate to a nineteenth-century figure, Frampton's maternal grandmother, and to a twentieth-century one, her grandson (filmmaker Frampton himself). In attempting to recapture their relationship, GLORIA! becomes a somewhat comic, often touching meditation on death, on memory and on the power of image, music and text to resurrect the past."--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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

Alan Gorg

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

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

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Gary Graver

Three Films (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

I LIKE LIFE: a protest march during the Cuban crises. INDEED, INDEED (Color): a few "pop" and "death" symbol seen through the eyes of a young French schoolboy. MILDRED: a short film poem.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

In Search of the Japanese (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Ethnic / Multicultural

A fictional comedy about Australian and Japanese culture clash.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Art Jones

Know Your Enemy (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

Seeks to examine the place of African-American artistic expression in contemporary culture in the context of the mainstream media that seeks to define it... the focus is on the rap group Public Enemy and the media controversy surrounding them.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Karen Kramer

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Karen Kramer

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

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!

David Lebrun

Tanka (1976) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Remembering: Clearing Space (Part 1 of Balinese Trilogy) (1976) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

"REMEMBERING: CLEARING SPACE returns to neutrally recorded ethnographic material of TRANCE AND DANCE IN BALI (Bateson, Mead) to the spirit of the ritual observed... Lee's impulse is quite different from the didactic and ontological concerns of many recent structural films employing rephotography. At one level, Lee's title creates a pun on the film's organizing principles, re-membering, as the filmmaker dismembers and recombines elements of the image and soundtracks. But the Balinese source material of REMEMBERINGL CLEARING SPACE is not merely a fortuitous opportunity to explore fundamental qualities of the film medium. Rather, Lee attempts to inscribe into the film's form qualities of Balinese performance and dance." --William

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Lerman

Sparkgap (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Political / Social Activism

SPARKGAP is a film that may or may not be performed with. It is about architecture, city planning, Black Power, Sound/Noise, Boston and electronic theater music pieces. If it is performed, loudspeakers should be connected to the projector with long cables. On one side of the audience, two White Persons carry loudspeakers and move up and down the aisle acting very passive. On the other side of the audience, two Black Persons carry loudspeakers and act very violently with them jumping in and out at/of the audience. A fifth performer periodically shines a spotlight on the performers' faces so that their skin color is known and to remind us of other things. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Lana Lin

Mizu Shobal (Water Business) (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

Mizu Shobai (Water Business) blends two stories, one of a geisha who is lost at sea and another of the first geisha to circle the world. "Through lyrical images and narrative shards, Lin builds a critique of the ways in which the figure of the Japanese woman exists in the imaginary." -- Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Stranger Baby (1995) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Micro-narratives moving between fiction, non-fiction, and science fiction elaborate multiple meanings of the term "alien." "Substituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities." -- LA Asian Pacific Film Festival catalogue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Taiwan Video Club (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

A community of Asian immigrants videotape and trade daily epics recorded off Taiwanese broadcast television. Stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth are now passed on from VCR to VCR.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $115.00

Lana Lin

No Power to Push Up the Sky (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

15 people translate an interview with student protest leader Chai Ling conducted in Beijing one week before the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

Lana Lin

Mysterial Power (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal pursuit of knowledge through interactions with family, spirituality, and everyday life in Taiwan.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Lenny Lipton

Below The Fruited Plain (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"... set in Mexico in the sandal shop of Ubaldo, a peasant craftsman. The camera enters the shop and moves in on Ubaldo as he makes a pair of sandals for some tourists. Meanwhile, the soundtrack gives a dialogue between an uptight American couple. The man in particular (George Kuchar's voice) is truly an American horror as he puts down Mexico, Ubaldo, and his own wife whom he obviously hates. "But Lipton gives us much more than a bitterly amusing view of a sick marriage. In a remarkably brief period of time he also shows us a view of Mexico as seen by American tourists, and he shows us a view of American tourists as seen by Mexicans and as seen by him, and he makes a statement about the nature of work, industrial society, and alienation ...." -- Richard Milner, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Livingston

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

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

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

16mm Rental: $120.00

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

Eugene/Carole Marner

Phyllis & Terry (1965) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"Two young Negro girls from a poor neighborhood are filmed in the course of living and of explaining themselves. Simple, fascinating, moving. Unfortunately, according to the point of view of Oberhausen, this sort of thing is considered to be not "filmic"; it is however precisely the type of human exploration that only the cinema can do." --Cahiers du Cinema, April 1965

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ephraim Asili

American Hunger (2013) color & bw, 19 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Ephraim Asili

Forged Ways (2011) color and bw, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Available on DVD and Blu Ray

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

Ephraim Asili

Movie Tote (2007) Color and bw, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Vivian Ostrovsky

Movie (1982) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Gisele Meichler. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. From Paris to Berlin, from Amsterdam to Rio, from Jerusalem to New York. With a Super 8 camera shooting only at night. Hungarian crooners, Indian tribal chants, opera arias and an occasional samba make up the soundtrack of this "hand-held" diary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

Copacabana Beach (1983) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Ethnic / Multicultural

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm A humorous glimpse of what happens every morning on the wavy sidewalks of Copacabana Beach. Physical fitness Brazilian style, with a dash of soccer and hints of Carmen Miranda.

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

Tom Palazzolo

Love It/Leave It (1973) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"LOVE IT/LEAVE IT is a raucous treatment of patriotic color, football, nudity and parades set to a refrain of 'Love It' and coalescing into Tom Palazzolo's nightmare rendition of America the Awful. It sounds the theme song of this program [at the Whitney] and gives you a pretty good start on deciding to 'Leave It.'" -- Archer Winston, New York Post "[A]s filmmaking it's riveting." -- The New York Times "A part of it looks like the kind of out-of-control patriotism ... of Desert Storm." -- J. Hoberman

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Euphrosyne Papageorgiou

Your Kiss (2002) black and white, 3 min

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Rental: $20.00

Dana Plays

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

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

Rental: $30.00
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Hans Scheugl

(Calcutta) Go (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

An Indian, when walking, never stops. An obstacle only makes him change directions. To go is like the flow of life itself, ugly as it may be. Calcutta, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is now one of the saddest and poorest ones. Its traffic is hell. But still, it flows. -- H.S.

Rental: $20.00
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Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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M. M. Serra

Eye Etc (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.

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M. M. Serra

Real To Reel Mama (1982) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"... portrays the views of a first generation Italian-American woman though her life experiences as immigrant, factory worker, and as the 'emotional heart of the family.'" -- Fabrice Ziolkowski

Rental: $20.00
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Chick Strand

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $60.00
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Chick Strand

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $75.00
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Chick Strand

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

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

Rental: $50.00
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Leslie Thornton

Adynata (1983) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

ADYNATA offers a vulgar tour of the Other, in this case Imperial China?; Woman?; Madness?; Japan?; Murder?; Eroticism? -- L.T. "The colors are extremely vivid and work to amplify what at first glance appears to be an unruly fetishism of the exotic object. There is too much for the eye - the film seemingly capitulates to the seductive force of visual pleasure. But this richness of the image is somewhat deceptive. It is itself a second-order signifier of an exoticism associated with the discourse of Orientalism which is both quoted and criticized by the film. And, for Thornton, the discourse of Orientalism is precisely a discourse of excess, of hyperbole, of the absurd. In ADYNATA she investigates the mise-en-scene of Orientalism - the conglomeration of sounds and images which connote the Orient for a Western viewer/auditor." -- Mary Ann Doane, Millenium Film Journal, 1987.

Rental: $70.00
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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.

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Lili White

Departure (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

DEPARTURE(definition):1. a departing; going away; leaving 2. a starting out, as on a trip or new course of action; as, political action is a new departure for labor.3. a deviation or turning aside (from something.)4. [archaic] death.5. in nautical usage, a)the distance of a ship due east or west from the meridian of its starting point. b) a ship's position in latitude and longitude at the start of a voyage from which the dead reckoning is begun. I was inspired by the myriad meanings that define the word departure, and by my interest in the stucture of Chinese ideogram to dpart, which had 4 changing phases of the over time before becoming obsolete and removed from the dictionaries. Traditional Chinese calligraphy has its own critical criteria concerning line and composition. Foremost is the relationship between the horizontal and vertical strokes that make up the form of each character. This particular character reminds me of a doorwar or gate... Arriving at a sense of balance and harmony in the exectuion of calligraphy is similar to the struggle of Homo spiens to maintain equilibrium as they walk upright; vocalize; and usher in human consciousness. DEPARTURE indicates this body-mind connection we see the protagonist's interior view; her process into walking' and various forms that correspond to the ideogram's shapes (snake, cattle gate posts)

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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
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Lana / H. Lan Lin / Thao Lam

Departure (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Shot from the exploratory perspective of a moving car, cyclo, and trains, Departure is a video essay that looks at transportation to examine the impact of modernization and foreign intervention in three Asian cities: Taipei, Shanghai, and Hanoi.

Rental: $85.00
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Harvey Marc Zucker

Sitting Bull Lives! (1974) 16mm, b&w, 15 min

Keywords: Multicultural, History, Political

"Making most effective use of animated stills, and dispassionate first-person narration, this film recounts and reveals the true story of the despoliation and nearly genocidal treatment of the only true Americans--the Indians. The film succeeds in capturing the viewer's attention and, at times, arousing anger at the rotten treatment given this people and the lies passed off as history to hide the shame of this nation." - Conrad Wolfson, The Jersey Journal

16mm Rental: $20.00

Anna Fahr

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Family

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: youth, econamics, multicultural, family, personal_diary_journal

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

Rental: $$50.
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Jack Waters

Works by Jack Water (1984-1993) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 90 mins. min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, multicultural, queer

Works by Jack Water includes Berlin/New York (with interview); The Male Gayze Diotima. (refer to individual titles for descriptions).

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

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.

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Richard Ramson

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Multicultural, History

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

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Josh Solondz

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, ethnic_multicultural, personal

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

Rental: $45.00
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Barbara Lattanzi

Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang's 'Yeban gesheng' (Song at Midnight), 1937 (2015) Digital File, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, history, structural, technology

The video presents an algorithmic, generative, and software-driven dataset of images - a dataset that dynamically runs in 15-hour cycles. The sequenced, glitched imagery derives from the brilliant and melodramatic Shanghai version of "Phantom of the Opera" made in 1937. My software guarantees that the video generates non-repeating compositional patterns. For this video recording, the launching time of my original software intentionally occurs at, and is displayed as, 23:55 (Sept. 20, 2015), just prior to midnight. At precisely midnight, the video records the event of a triggered algorithm. The algorithm causes the start of the central song of "Yeban gesheng" - the politically enigmatic and emotionally intense "Song at Midnight".

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Roberta Cantow

Mosaics (1994) VHS_NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultrual, political & social activism

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

Rental: $45.00
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Moira Tierney

Habibi (2008) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic and multicultural

Filmed in New York in the summer of 2006: a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of the Lebanese population. Habibi means Beloved in Arabic.

Rental: $50.00
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Lynne Sachs

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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Jerry Tartaglia

Is What Was (2008) DVD NTSC, , 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Is What Was is an experimental documentary film essay that began as a visual diary of a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near Berlin, where gay men were tortured and murdered by the Nazis. My friend Wilhelm Hein brought me to that place in 2007 where I first saw a Pink Triangle that was worn by one of my ancestors-in-spirit. Around the same time I had begun to find vernacular photographs (snapshots) of Nazi soldiers that had been taken by their compatriots during the time of the Holocaust. These photographs were found in disassembled album at flea markets and in private collections in America and Europe. The contradiction between the Nazi persecution of gay men and the visual evidence in the photographs prompted an inquiry into the context in which sexual identity is formulated. This inquiry led directly to the pioneering work of Karl Heinrich Ulruchs (1825-1895). Although Ulrich's ideas of same gender sexuality are steeped in 19th Century imagery, he was nonetheless the first to name it, describe it, and promote it in positive, constructive terms that included not only the sexual aspects of Queer life, but sought to find the whole person in the andere sexualitaet (the other sexuality). Through the understanding of pride and power the contradiction in the photographs can be deciphered, and Ulrichs' "Raethsel" (riddle) can be resolved: Queer Identity encompasses more than sexuality, and therein lays the threat to the power structures of oppression. The film intercuts present day images of Sachsenhausen and Berlin created by photographer Sean Michael Kirk, with the vernacular photographs and moving images to create this experimental visual essay. Credits and Cast: Jerry Tartaglia Writer, Director, Editor Sean M. Kirk Imaging and Photography Tyler Arcaro Art Direction and Technical Assistant Special Appearances by: Vaginal Davis Jackie Raynal Jim Hubbard Oscar Villegas Marc Siegel Susanna Sachsse Joshua Schneider Wilhelm Hein Annette Frick John Price

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Jerry Tartaglia

Final Solutions (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, ethnic / multicultural, queer / bi / trans

Queer imagination has no place in the death-dealing consumerist culture. For, in it, the final solution is management of all situations through enforced assimilation using death-terror as the weapon. This film explores the Teleculture's treatment of A.I.D.S as a consumer image. Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1991 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1991 "Tartaglia raises hell in this unrelenting analysis of A.I.D.S consumerism."- Robert Hil ferty, Outweek "Strong and innovative..." - Kate Bornstein, Bay Area Reporter

Rental: $75.00
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Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, landscape / architecture

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

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Diane Kitchen

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

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

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Ken Jacobs

Another Occupation (2011) DVD NTSC and Blu-Ray Disc, color_b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, films about film, found footage, political/social activism

A stroboscopic train ride along a jungle stream. Asian military men appear with their pith-helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys, natives in line. The master of the stroboscopic depth illusion changes territory, but applies his familiar strategy: a ghostly, flicking film takes us into a deep and ominous Asian past. Jacobs: 'Bangkok, is it? Spelled in an unfamiliar way.' A black-and-white train ride along a jungle stream shows us military men in their pith helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys and natives in line. Sparse intertitles trigger further thoughts about the war economy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00, Blu-Ray 125.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Dog Recognition (2004) color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, philosophical

Audio segments by Russel. Languages: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, AND GERMAN, all simple, as on-screen text. Note: versions are available in each of these languages separately, or in any combination of two or more of them. "DOG RECOGNITION" is a quick-paced, hysterical inquiry into the mind of a dog recognizing other dogs, himself as a dog, and the difference between himself and the other animals he happens upon. How does one recognize others like oneself? Premiered X-Fest, Remote Video Lounge, NYC, 2004.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Fly Bus Into Finland (2007-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Languages: UNIMPORTANT OVERHEARD BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FINNISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. I shot the "FLY BUS (OUT OF RUSSIA) INTO FINLAND"footage, which you see in toto, with just a few bad frames cut from the beginning, and the last segment stretched in time so you can watch it better, on the bus from St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland in 2007. I'd had a big show of cartoon prints and books, and animation videos in Moscow, and then gone to the small village about 5 hours north by train where Dostoyevsky summered called Starya Russa. I'd wanted to relax for a few days there, and then another few days at another small village 2 hours farther north before going on the Puppet Theater and Hostel in St. Petersburg. But I was expelled from Starra Russa, under threat of arrest, because my papers were not in order, forced to give up my train tickets, my luggage taken from me and handed to the driver, as I was pushed onto a bus by the hotel concieriege. In St. Petersburg, $250 of backshish replaced my papers, which then allowed me to making this trip out of the country altogether. The journey was exemplified, I thought as I traveled, by this little creature accompanying me: both feeling we couldn't escape fast enough on our way to the free world. Premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010. LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Barbara Rosenthal

Helen Webster: Cancer and Self-Discovery (1981-2004) DVD NTSC, b/w, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, ethnic_multicultural, philosophical, science_medicine

"Few independents are courageous enough to let their subjects come across in the simple, direct way that was once video's hallmark. That's why it was so refreshing to discover "HELEN WEBSTER: CANCER AND SELF-DISCOVERY"], amid all the "televisionese" evident in this festival. Shot in black-and-white on half-inch portapak, Rosenthal has let a marvelously articulate woman speak to us without embarrassment, with considerable laughter and occasional perplexity, about what it is like to live 15 years with cancer--'half-bald, with one breast, and a bag strapped to one side of my abdomen.' With poems she's written and thoughts organized not to waste the viewer's time, Helen Webster is funny, moving and irresistible as she talks about sex, her fear of death, and thoughts about suicide." --Deirdre Boyle Sightlines. Award-winner when premiered at Global Village Documentary Festival, NYC, 1983.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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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.

Gianni Piccoli

Ta L'Avess (You Wish) (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, ethnic/multicultural

On the worst Saturday of his life, Richi's doctor tells him that he has advanced brain cancer and that's it's too late to operate. He has about three months to live...

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

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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

Josh Solondz

Prisoner's Cinema (2012) DigiBeta NTSC, b&w, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

"It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the "prisoner's cinema. [...] The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback loops. One of these involves a pathway between a part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which extends through the cingulate gyrus, caudate nucleus and down to the thalamus. This particular pathway is associated with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in many biological processes, including those of depression and sleep." -Salvatore Cullari.

I hand spliced this project until my computer crashed. It should induce alpha and delta states, the brain states of the hyper aware and the comatose. For my mother.

Winner of Special Jury Mention New Orleans Film Festival (2013)

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DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

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Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Narrative

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

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

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children_Youth, Ethnic_Multicultural , Political/social activism

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

DVD PAL Rental: $60

Vera Neubauer

Passing-On (1988) DVD_PAL, color , 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic_Multicultural , Political/social activism, Spiritual/mystical

'Passing on' is a poetic observation of different attitudes towards aging, dying, death and the beyond by different races and cultures.

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Vera Neubauer

Hooked (2002) DVD_PAL, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DigiBeta PAL Rental: $40

Christoph Janetzko

AXE (2004) 35mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic/multicultural

"This film is a compilation made out of the discarded clippings of various other films... AXE (pronounced ASHAY) is a key word in the Yoruba language, spoken in West Africa (Nigeria) and means 'life force'. The film emulsion was altered through a series of biochemical processes and collage techniques in order to form a visual metaphor for the multifarious appearances and transformations present in African religious rituals. The stylistic devices of abstract expressionist painting seemed to me to be best suited to represent the phenomenon of the ritual frenzy. There are a number of parallels between childhood games and certain forms of religious ritual that the film attempts to illustrate through the use of montage. And although the beat of the African drum influenced the rhythm of the cut, I decided in the end to dispense with sound altogether so as not to influence the suggestive effect of the film." -CJ

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Amanda L. Katz

Summer *steph chin in the summer (2012) DVD NTSC, b&w, 4.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic/multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal

Shot in black and white super-8 film, the short loosely follows one Chinese American girl as she finds her way down to Chinatown in New York City. The girl has an obvious relationship with the camerawoman, and both the girl and the camerawoman float in and out of the frame as images of the street life in Chinatown take precedence. There is a sense of adventure but mostly nostalgia. The loose narrative is interrupted by a scene of a mango being sliced open. The music begins again and so do the images of Chinatown. At the end of the film, we see the Chinese American girl again, but this time she is indoors and packing. The music gets heavier and then the film cuts out. -ALK

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

Lynne Sachs

Your Day is My Night (2013) DVD, HD Cam, Blu-Ray, color, 65 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, ethnic/multicultural, hand processed, history, landscape and architecture, theatre, music

In Chinese, English & Spanish with English Subtitles. Music by Stephen Vitiello. Camera by Sean Hanley and Ethan Mass. Featuring: Yi Chun Cao, Linda Y.H. Chan, Chung Qing Che, Ellen Ho, Yun Xiu Huang, Sheut Hing Lee, Kam Yin Tsui, & Veraalba Santa.

Synopsis: Blending autobiographical monologues, intimate conversations, and staged performances, Lynne Sachs' Your Day Is My Night documents the lives of Chinese immigrants sharing a 'shift-bed' apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, offering a deeply felt portrait of the Asian-American immigrant experience. Initially documented in Jacob Riis' late 19th century photographs, a shift-bed is a bed that is shared or rented by people who are neither in the same family nor in a relationship. Since the advent of tenement housing in the Lower East Side, working class people have shared beds, making such spaces a definable and fundamental part of immigrant life. Over a century later, the shift-bed remains a necessity for many, triggered by socio-economic barriers embedded within the urban experience. In this captivating hybrid documentary, seven characters ranging in age from 58 to 78 play themselves and recount real experiences from their lives. Retired seamstresses Ellen Ho and Sheut Hing Lee recall growing up in China during the turmoil of the 1950s when their families faced violence and separation under Chairman Maoʼs revolutionary yet authoritarian regime. Yun Xiu Huang, a nightclub owner from Fujian province, reveals his journey to the United States through the "snakehead" system, a complex underground economy of human smuggling. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals a collective history of Chinese immigrants in the United States. Through it all, Your Day is My Night addresses issues around privacy, intimacy, otherness, belonging and the urban experience via the basic human need of a place to sleep.

PRESS "A strikingly handsome, meditative work: a mixture of reportage, dreams, memories and playacting, which immerses you in an entire world that you might unknowingly pass on the corner of Hester Street, unable to guess what's behind the fifth-floor windows." -The Nation
"Beautifully blending anecdotes, evocative audio textures, and an ensemble of elderly immigrant performers/participants, Your Day is My Night is sumptuous and exploratory, bringing us a Chinatown we have never seen before in film." -San Diego Asian Film Festival
"Using beds as a metaphor for privacy, intimacy and power, the film explores intercultural and trans-historical dialogue." -The Washington Post
"Director Lynne Sachs' Your Day is My Night shines a light on a little documented sub-culture in New York's Chinatown, chronicling immigrants who live communally in buildings where there's a shift-bed system. One person returns from a stint of overnight work to sleep in a bed just vacated by another person off to their day job. The form of this documentary is as compelling as its content. It is a beautiful collage of different media and music intricately edited together with the often emotional testimony of the immigrants." -BBC
"New York's Chinatown, a place as much spectral as real, flickers and flares into life in this singular hybrid of documentary, performance piece and cine-monologue. Seven working-class, immigrant residents of a shift-bed apartment play versions of themselves, recalling violent upheavals, long journeys and endless yearnings." -Sight and Sound "Moving and Profound." -Michael Moore

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS * Winner, Best Feature Documentary, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Feature Film, Workers Unite! Film Festival, 2013 * Winner, Best Experimental Film, Traverse City Film Festival, 2013 * 2nd Prize, Documentary Feature, Athens Film Festival, 2013 * Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, 2013 * Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2013 * Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013 * Images Film Festival, Toronto, 2013 * Festival del Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito, Ecuador, 2014.

Rental: $150
DVD NTSC Rental: $150 (DVD, BluRay, HD Cam)

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 (Individual Use Only -- Institutional Sales through cinemaguild.com)

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

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Neither Day, Nor Night (2015) color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: multicultural

A visual essay, with feeling from being embedded in a place, a foreign place that is both wonderfully beautiful and an abysmal war zone, the occupied territory of Palestine. The video quotes Jalal Toufic from his book "Vampires: an Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film" drawing parallels between the familiar tropes of the undead with the lives of Palestinians: refugees between worlds, yearning for their original soil, in limbo, lost in the labyrinth. Neither Day, Nor Night is a companion piece to the video installation Kissing Point.

Rental: $200
DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray $200

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray $200

Simon J. Heath

Ten Talk New York (2014) DVD or Digital Download, b&w, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , history, personal/diary/journal, political/social activism, queer/bi/trans

Ten men and ten women talk New York - all about sex, death, love and the city

Rental: $20

DVD PAL Sale: $50

Tania Ferrier

Talkback (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 88 / 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, ethnic & multicultural , found footage, history, political & social activitism

TALKBACK by Tania Ferrier. Les Morgan. Laura Mitchell (15min excerpt from video collage) is a hybrid arts installation that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. The main exhibit is a video collage titled TALKBACK that features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Tania Ferrier

The Last Resort (2011) DVD NTSC, color , 53:53 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, ethnic & multicultural , history, architecture, political & social activism

The Last Resort is a diary like edit of video documentation & interviews, by Tania Ferrier & Carmelo Musca (CM Films) during the making of The Quod Project in 2010. It is not a film in a narrative sense but rather a sequence of shots, edited for a gallery context, so that an audience can engage with any part of the video installation.

The first part of The Quod Project required building a set of a bedroom as it looks today at the Rottnest Resort. Based on research, we duplicated the appearance of the current day plastered white washed walls & Mediterranean decor that does its job of hiding history. We used a mirror as a framing device & took photographs of friends dressed as unwitting tourists to interpret the present use of the space. For legal reasons we have not used any actual documentation of the resort.

The bedroom set was then converted to the cell set, located in the artists back garden studio in South Fremantle. The set was based on research of the Rottnest Quod Prison cell spatial dimensions & appearance between 1864 & 1903. There is no existing cell space left at the Rottnest Quod today. The cell became the backdrop for a series of photographs of Cedric Jacobs & Noel Nannup, Aboriginal representatives for Wadjemup/ Rottnest, who acted as prisoners for a series of photographs. The mirror frame was used in reverse, showing the past through a hole in the wall; a hole in the holiday history of The Rottnest Quod.

The Last Resort video installation begins with interviews of the artist, Tania Ferrier, & other participants involved in building the project. Following on, several neighbours are asked to lie down in the set to get a sense for the cramped conditions the Aboriginal men experienced, gaoled seven men per 2m x 3m cell; like sardines.

An interview with eminent Western Australian historian, Dr. Neville Green, provides important information on the history of the Rottnest Quod Prison & the state wide, colonial frontier solution of removing Aboriginal men from their land to Rottnest Island.

The voices of random party guests are heard who unwittingly encounter the cell .They are asked to say what they know, if anything, about the history of the Rottnest Quod. Later Aboriginal Elders are interviewed after the cell set has been aged. Cedric and Noel channel the past and speak from their perspective on the current day use of the Quod as a tourist resort.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Tania Ferrier

Whitewash (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 6:13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , history, political & social activism

WHITEWASH is a 6 minute video made by artist, Tania Ferrier as the final piece in a project examining the history of a building on Rottnest Island/ Wadjemup, Western Australia, called The Quod.

Quod means gaol in old English slang, which is what the building functioned as from 1864 to 1903 after which time it was converted to tourist accommodation for ensuing generations of Western Australians.

Its prior history as the notorious Native Prison where over 400 Aboriginal men from died in the cells from inhumane conditions was whitewashed as with the cells which became the bedrooms for tourists. The spelling of Quod was changed to Quad in an attempt to shake off the reference to a gaol. Today it remains accommodation as part of the Rottnest Island Lodge Resort where little information is provided to tourists about the history of the rooms where they sleep.

WHITEWASH is a video that lets us reflect upon the whole of Australian history and how we as a nation have colluded in the collective forgetting of the past and to contemplate what this means to Aboriginal people today.

Aboriginal film maker, Glen Stasiuk and actors, Curtis Taylor and Michael Smith participated in the making of this video along with Antony Webb / DOP, Alan Thompson / additional editing, James Kerr / stills photography and actors Alan Boyd and Monica Maine. Guitar track by Abraham Dunovits, Didj by Steve Richter and additional sound by Alan Thompson. Concept/Direction/Design by Tania Ferrier, C. 2012.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Tania Ferrier

Wardong Wadjemup (2012) color / b&w, 7:57 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: dance, ethnic & multicultural , history, political & social activism

In Wardong Wadjemup, a young Aboriginal dancer named Michael Smith, used my Rottnest cell set, props, costumes and dressings ( including road kill crows I had collected and frozen over several months as the crow is the local Aboriginal totem for Rottnest / Wadjemup Island ) to create a dance for his final year project at University. My husband filmed it for him on a small video camera and edited it and I directed. This film became part of The Quod Project exhibition .

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Robert Harris

COYOTE (1997) DVD NTSC, color, 17:07 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural

COYOTE is an invocation of the many shady, shifting forms of Coyote, wide dog, Trickster, and smuggler, told in a style that mimics his multifarious shape. COYOTE abandons unified visual style. The narrative is fractured, a blend of documentary and fiction, contradictory voices, myths, and lies. Through a discontinuity between images, between image and text, between textual voices; through a clash of human and non-human voices, fixed meaning is undermined. Contradiction, displacement and disruption force the viewer's participation. Text and image drift in and out of moments of relative, subjective synchronicity. A reading ascribed to a given image will dissolve with the change of accompanying text. As meaning becomes contingent on viewer and context, authorship shifts from video-maker to collective process. COYOTE is an accumulated cacophony of evidence fragments where meanings coagulate in the resonant harmonics of the various voices.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

In the Streets (1975-2009) DVD NTSC, color, 5:40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, landscape and architecture

Fourth of July passions in NYC. Chinatown & Little Italy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Robert Harris

Suite of Summer Evenings (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, landscape and architecture

In lyric, observational from, Suite of Summer Evenings conjures a landscape of languid yet energized evenings, carnival night with the coughing cars of dirt track auto racing in rural upstate New York. Crafted as a suite of four distinct movements, the piece is redolent of tones and moods. Immersed in ambient landscape, sound and image are symbiotic, each sense massaged with timber and textures, evoking a place that is simultaneously mythic and quotidian; a renowned composer Earl Howard, using natural crowd and track recordings, caress and drive the images. Suite of Summer Evenings has screened in VideoEx, Zurich; The Strange Beauty Film Festival; Experiments in Cinema V4.2; The Iowa International Documentary Film Festival; and at Mass. Art Film Society.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Tobe Carey

School Board Blues (2004) DVD, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

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

The Onteora mascot struggle quickly became a national story with coverage in Newsweek Magazine as well as the New York Times. It was featured on CNN, in newspapers from coast to coast, and in articles on the internet - while the filmmakers found themselves right in the middle of it all. There are more than 14,000 school boards in the United States, and they are often called the heart of American democracy.

Co-producer, Meg Carey, was elected to the Onteora Board of Education in 1998. She anticipated a three-year term working to improve student achievement. Her husband, Tobe Carey, was videotaping the board meeting for local libraries and showings on public access TV when the Indian mascot fight broke out. For three years, Carey continued to record district events including the chaotic school board meetings, the politics surrounding the mascot issue and the community turmoil that followed.

During this time, anti-Semitic hate articles appeared on the internet, physical threats were made, an election-night shoving match occurred, tires were punctured, and an intense political struggle consumed the school board and the district. School Board Blues reveals all this and more in a local story with important national implications.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 / with study guide

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

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

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

Well? (2010) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , family , history, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism, psychology & mental health

w/ Steven Bull

Using the interview of Mohammed Kubwa taken several years after his incarceration by the Mossad, his printed testimony, footage of the terrorist and the Nairobi bombing, emails from the jailed Mohammed Kubwa and his interview, a NY Times article about the saline well and its uses in combating terrorism, interviews with Major Brice Finney who didn't fix the well, footage of Mafia women at trials, clips from True Lies, a visual examination of purdah and polygamy, arguments between us, Well? plumbs the depths of the bond between brother and sister, man and wife, stranger and stranger, exploring a secret so huge the Mossad couldn't believe "The Chameleon" could get away with it.

Rental: $85

Steve Bull

Haikuvision (1992) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Ozan Adam

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Cloudland (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Hello (1984) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Starlore (1983) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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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Lana Caplan

Sospira (2010) digital file, color / b&w, 50 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , family, landscape & architecture

Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives. Sospira is an experimental documentary focusing on nine women of various nationalities, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for love. Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves. Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

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