Rebecca Abbott

Chicago Boogie (1976) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

Light-hearted reflections of Chicago, summer 1975, set to the 'Carleboogie' by Frankie Carle.

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Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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Dan Agnew

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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Nestor Almendros

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

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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.]

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Dominic Angerame

Deconstruction Sight (1995) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"A somber, gong-like tone opens DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT: the first image is a small light in darkness, a delicate flicker that grows to become a welder's torch. We are led into the film by a suggestive imagistic shorthand: 'the rise of man' is attended by the building of structures, and cities, a montage of the emblems of civilization. The end of the film brings a series of unnerving images - one reminiscent of an eerie jack-o-lantern from childhood memory: a skyscraper looming in the night, a bank of windows lit up like its gaping mouth. As fog and clouds rush in fast frame across the sky for a dizzying, synesthetic effect, Kevin Barnard's soundtrack pounds an urgent wail to the rhythm of climax spending itself in question, in philosophical ambiguity, not release. An almost palpable centrifugal force seems to move the final moments of the film into a spinout. "This is history without narrative, an abstract summation of what happens when human beings move stuff around and make something of it, grow tired of what they've made and demolish it using other things they've made, and then start all over again. What we build, what we destroy, what we find useful to do both, how we let our interaction with them describe what we call human -- these are some of the ideas Angerame's DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT suggests." -- from an essay by Barbara Jaspersen Voorhees, 1990

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Dominic Angerame

Premonition (1995) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"There's an exquisite despair and a dooming ambiguity suspended in the cool morning clarity of Dominic Angerame's new film, PREMONITION. It's short and bittersweet, like a prelude by Debussy, and promises a broad integration of the aesthetic elements of his work. ... But ... there's also a painful consciousness of the vanity of all things human and their transience .... "PREMONITION, despite its sadness, does not judge modernity and its Gargantuan feats of engineering, but, on the contrary, admires them, in the fullest aesthetic sense of the word, like a traveler turning a bend in the road whereby an enormity of landscape is revealed, overwhelming his ego, freeing him up toward a larger question while simultaneously diminishing his particularity in the very grandeur of it all. ... "Modernity, what happened to your highway? You tower over us, then you disappear. The arch and ribs of the guardrails seem so real to us. ... The casually defiant smoked cigarettes upon you. The sincerely healthy played tennis in your shadows. You were close to our places of work downtown. The seagulls' cries echoed in your ribcage. Gone. "[T]he film hides its meaning, comes in like the tide but still disappears. ... A fragment of a circle, abstracted. Near the bridge. The highway snakes along. Adolescents tagged it. A jogger like a flea on its back. And emptied of cars it's its own worst indictment: now that we're not busy with it, what can it mean? "PREMONITION is not about a defunct highway to have done with, it's the painful inventory of a desired and questionable relationship gone down." -- Ronald F.

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Dominic Angerame

In the Course of Human Events (1997) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

After the 1989 quake the city of San Francisco decided to tear down the Embarcadero Freeway once and for all. The climate of dread evoked by PREMONITION is followed by a primitive yet seductive "tableau" of twisted metal. The bulldozers are prehistoric monsters that tear bits of metal and stone from the vulnerable concrete. Angerame films the spectacle in extremely precise shots that surgically unveil our obsession with destruction and technological decline. "[A]n exquisite black and white surrealist depiction of the Embarcadero Freeway demolition, in which dinosaurlike tractors gnash at an organic tangle of steel reinforcements. ... Inanimate objects and heavy machinery become living metaphors for generation through the director's signature use for high-contrast, time-lapse and double exposure cinematography. Like a moving gallery installation, the 23-minute piece is composed of individual shots so precise and emotionally evocative that each could stand on its own as testimony to Angerame's astounding talent." -- Silke Tudor, SF Weekly "... a metaphorical approach to architecture could be found in quite a few works and this is why the organizers put them together in a separate section. In this section, the most remarkable film was IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS by Dominic Angerame, a film that combines shorts of the tearing down of the Embarcadero Freeway in San Francisco with industrial music -- a proposal of an ambivalent interpretation of human break up and break down." -- Andreas Denk, Kunstforum, July-September 1998

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Gregory Anthon

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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Michelangelo Antonioni

Nettezza Urbana: N. U. (1948) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Antonioni's second film, an essay on Roman Street sweepers, much of it photographed at dawn and dusk, using the visual methods that appear in his later feature films. From the narration: Apparently we don't care who these sweepers are or how they live, these quiet and humble workers who no one deems worthy of a word or even a stare. Street sweepers are a apart of the city to the same degree as inanimate objects. And yet, no one more than they takes part in the life of the city -- Robert A. Haller

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David Audet

Frame of Mind (1980) 16mm, color, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

Ode to the machine, to man, to the Third World War. "Examines the evolution of intelligent thought, using expressionistic landscapes, with manipulations, camera malfunction, and a sense of humor." -- Jim Dina

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Bruce Baillie

Castro Street (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Inspired by a lesson from Eric Satie; a film in the form of a street -- Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California... switch engines in one side and refinery tanks, stacks and buildings on the other -- the street and film, ending at a red lumber company. All visual and sound elements from the street, progressing from the beginning to the end of the street, one side is black and white (secondary), and one side is color -- like male and female elements. The emergence of a long seitch-engine shot (black and white solo) is to the filmmaker the essential of consciousness.

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Gordon Ball

Do Poznania Conversations in Poland (1991) 16mm, color, 17.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Personal glimpses of Polish life immediately preceding glasnost. Filmed during my two month-long visits (1986, 1988) as American Literature and Culture Specialist at Adam Mickiewicz University, it offers everyday street scenes, crumbling building facades, remains of death camps Auschwitz and Birkenau, Solidarity monument at Gdansk's Lenin Shipyard and traveling shots of idyllic countryside, all in a handheld camera style: personal, raw, rapid, eccentric, intense -- the opposite of Lowell Thomas or PBS. Charging the rapidly fleeting images are gists of conversations with Poles in which I took part, re-created back in US -- health and financial problems, queuing, environmental issues, Chernobyl, food, communists, anti-Semitism, "free" education and work under Soviet socialism. The "voices" I re-present are urgent and multiple, and enrich the images with ambiguity, contradiction and personal history. This film (pronounced "Doe Pohznawnia") is an unpretentious, unconventional, unimposing and uncompromising record of life in the last (and in some ways, worst) days of a regime whose loss of power was just around the corner.

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Stephen R. Beck

Havana Club (1967) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Havana Club presents street shots and city life. Shot on unsplit 8mm and 16mm, the vividly colored film uses layered imagery and filters. Music by Mothers of Invention.

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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.

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Alan Berliner

Line (1976) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_Architecture, Structural

Cars, trucks pedestrians and the line they cross over, by and through.

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Alan Berliner

Perimeter (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Structural

Relentless camera movements over a busy urban intersection, following the lines of force.

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Alan Berliner

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Landscape Architecture

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

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Alan Berliner

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $55.00
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Will Bragger

One Way Luck Available (1994) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Science & Medicine, Technology

The idea of science and technology causing the extinction of humankind is conveyed through the metaphors of Las Vegas and the top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

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Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $295.00
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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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Bill Brand

Chuck's Will's Widow (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

... weaves a complex of feelings and personal associations into a swirl of landscapes and abstract images. Jagged shapes swarm the surface acting variously as frames, veils and component elements of the photographic images. Though formally extreme the film's emotional quality emerges in subtle and gentle ways.

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Bill Brand

Coalfields (1984) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 38.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

West Virginia industrial landscapes are collaged through a series of mattes that transform the photographed scenes into a kinetic field of shapes and spaces. While the technique and the emotional tone are reminiscent of the earlier are more purely personal CHUCK'S WILL'S WIDOW (1982), the new film extends the already complex visual idiom by inlaying social, sexual, and personal and political subjects. Woven into the fabric of the film is the story of Fred Carter, a retired coal miner and black lung activist who was framed by the Federal Government into order to undercut the black lung movement and to stop his bid for president of the UMWA. His story is told through fragments of documentary interviews and by a poet whose narrative is a counter theme in the film. The thematic elements and formal approaches sit in precarious balance. COALFIELDS has an original poetic text by Kimiko Hahn and sound composition by Earl Howard.

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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 )

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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)

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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)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $75

Georg Anthony Svatek

As You Pass By (2014) digital file, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

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Georg Anthony Svatek

Early 12 New York Song (2012) dvd, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made with Amanda L. Katz.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs.

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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Films by Fern Silva

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

Rental: $80

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

Renata Breth

Site (1980) 16mm, black and white, 27.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

The filmmaker as archaeologist uncovers layer after layer -- hidden landscapes beneath the cityscape. Until within a sea of grain: WE SEE.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Brick

House Construction Home Movie, The (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Time-lapse documentary which compressed five months of house construction in northern Vermont, from foundation concrete to metal roofing, into a fast moving short, featuring virtuoso banjo soundtrack by Eric Weissberg. Diplome d'Excellence, Festival International du Cineka en 16mm de Montral, 1972; Screened at S. F. Art Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Built Environment Film Festival of Columbia U. Grad. Schl. of Architecture, 1973; Televised by Vermont ETV (San Francisco), and by B. R. T., Flemish Network in Brussels

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Noll Brinckmann

West Village Meat Market, The (1979) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

... was made as a documentation of a New York neighborhood, but combines the documentary mode with the metaphorical. Depicting empty as well as busy locations, garbage as well as meat, the love making of pigeons as well as the movement of trucks, it tries to evoke an irrelevant chronology of life. It is also a film about filmmaking. It explores the differences of fixed camera and camera movement, stationary and moving objects, black and white and color. By setting up formal oppositions, it focuses on some of the textural and spatial possibilities inherent in cinema -- such as the contrast between dark cavities and flat surfaces, mist or smoke and solid silhouettes, running water and rolling wheels.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Noll Brinckmann

Stief (1989) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement Nature, landscape

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

Rental: $42.00
16mm Rental: $42.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Times Square Films (1976) VHS NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

1) "Square Times" 1967, 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. 2) "Sodom and Gomorrah, NY, 10036", 1976, A documentary about the sex industry around 8th Avenue and 42nd Street.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

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

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Music

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Cerveza Bud (1981) 16mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"Taking its title from the favorite elixir of New York Hispanics and its format from collage, this filmic slice of life coalesces into an ethnographic view of a possible future: the city as a constantly bubbling, delirious playground where yesterday's monuments are symbols to be triumphed over, and tomorrow never arrives. Perhaps this is why the ultimate effect is one of wistfulness, due also to the unexpected intrusion of a memento mori in the guise of a nude traversing Maine woods, both visually mocking Central Park's trampled pastorality and offering its frenetic revelers an alternative route." -- Trevor Winkfield

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Yvonne Jacquette Painting "Autumn Expansion" (1981) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

About the making of a large commissioned mural painting of an aerial view. From the first drawing out of a circling, single-engine plane, then transferring the studies onto three panels in New York, to the installation of the 27 feet wide, glowing-colored paintings in the post office of Bangor, Maine. With music by Domenico Scarlatti.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

Rambla 368 (1994) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Descriptive vision of a house on the River Plate at the West Uruguay (South America). Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Sugar Cain

Rama (1988) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Landscape & Architecture

16 minutes of beautiful sound.. color.. dance.. ocean.. forest.. wild life. .. a video you will view time after time. The poetry and 'space music' will haunt you and memorable images take you to another plane of imagination. Rama video is a beautiful sensual cine poem about a mythological sea goddess, born to spend just one day on earth. She learns to use every sense.. to see.. to hear.. to touch.. to smell.. and to taste.. and to enjoy each to its fullest. She begins to experience emotion.. friendships with her companions in nature.. the sea creatures.. wood creatures.. flowers and birds. Her experiences introduce her to life, love, fear, and death. These experiences are complimented by eight original poems by Sugar Cain. The poems.. "Eternal".. "Sun God".. "The Whale and the Ostrich".. "Light".. "Night Bird".. "Twins".. "Hermit".. and "To Rama with Love". The 'space music' uses harp, bassoon, oboe, and electronics.. described by the press as "a tasteful cinematic tone poem". Ted Nemeth, world renowned camera man created a new color photography technique of filters to get the poetic pastel water-color softness needed to tell the classic story of "RAMA". Mr. Nemeth was nominated for academy awards.. won first prizes at Brussells.. Oberhausen.. and Venice Film Festivals.. worked for years on special effects for Radio City Music Hall in New York City awarded and recognized by museums throughout the world. His black and white "Finnegans Wake" was acclaimed a masterpiece. "The ideas for 'RAMA' emanated from a philosophy of life that had to be communicated" explains Sugar Cain. .. "First came the mood or essence.. then the story". She wished to carry the viewer into the remembered simplicity of being alive.. as.. is a child when he if first observing life around him. The super sensuality of one in tune with nature is brought to the audience from all sides. The celestial music.. the rhythmic iambic poetry.. the patterns of movement and color.. the new technique of color 'mood' photography.. all are deliberately designed to transport the mind into a sea of universal thought. The sea nymph lives with every breath in total dedication of every cell.. one day on earth to experience all. The movement is dance-pantomime choreographed as 'stylized naturalism'. The nymph moves, touches, even listens as if a creature both mortal and divine. We are reminded of the goddess Psyche. While 'RAMA' is not based on any mythological tale, because of approach and subject matter, we feel as if we are watching a Greek or Roman Classic. review by Tayler

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Elliot Caplan

To Station (1974) 16mm, Super 8, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Depicts a train station on the Harlem-Hudson line that was constructed during the Roosevelt administration. On first seeing this place in 1971 I was overwhelmed by its beauty.

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

Doris Chase

Moon Redefined (1980) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Chase uses the architectural forms of her sculpture as an integral element in this film. The image is video synthesized and sequenced at variable speeds to create a sensual rhythmic pattern.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Shirley Clarke

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roy Colmer

278 (1976) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"Colorized video tape transferred to film, of cars on Route 278 in Brooklyn. The screen an electronic canvas where color is unified with the elegance of speeding machines. 278 transforms into pulsating luminescent imagery, to my mind surreal film paintings. 278 having the pastel shadings and mystery of an Odilon Redon."

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Sharon Couzin

Trojan House, A (1981) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A house of trick cards, the woman as house. "A marvelous smorgasbord of images." -- Edgar Daniels "Architectural structures become the structures of relationships, establishing the windows of communication (between parents and children, between lovers) while preserving a sense of enclosure, isolation." -- Dave Kehr

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Peter Cramer

Coney Island (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

"A haunting document of what was once the worlds most famous amusement park beach resort." - Naked Eye Cinema

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Haiku Series Parts I & III (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A New England family weekend takes on the sparse simplicity of a Japanese haiku.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Robert Crawford

Fulton Street (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

A day at the Fulton Street Fish Market in New York City. The noise and unceasing movement of trucks, hand carts, and workers. Filleting, weighing, crating, and the icing the fish in the wholesale fish houses. The winding down of the hectic pace of the market as it eventually dies. Only piles of rubbish, wooden crates, and a few seagulls punctuate the silence. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Bridges and Lights (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

The throbbing and pulsing of traffic and hectic activity on and around the bridges of Manhattan. Traffic and warning lights, seagulls, reflections in the East River, and stark silhouetted forms of the bridges are complemented with a soundtrack consisting of pile drivers, rushing cars, and the wind. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Memory of the Park (1970) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Sunday afternoon in Washington Square Park, New York City. New York's ethnic hodge podge represented by winos, students, hippies, street musicians, checker players, and uptowners--all interlaced with tourists and children. The soundtrack consists primarily of music recorded in the park. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Scenes From New York City Transit (1972) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Portrays the loneliness and alienation subway riders experience in the dirt and graffitti laden New York City subway. Screeching cars, pulsing escalators and moving platforms, nervous and stressed riders as they wait interminably or as they surge forward to compete for a seat during rush hour. The underground claustrophobia is finally relieved as the trains emerge above the ground and rattle to the end of the line. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Two Feet Under The Roof (1975) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Rich and subtle tones of gray and black as defined by the shapes and forms of a New York City rooftop. This is contrasted with the movement of a pair of legs in a claustrophobic New York apartment as sounds from the street and neighboring apartments invade and finally dominate the setting. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

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

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

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

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

George George Csicsery

Ceremony (1972) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sandra Davis

Architecture of Desire, An (1988) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

My own films usually begin with a question, and frequently lead into unexpected territory. MATERNAL FILIGREE began as an exploration of life in the female body, and led me astray. The film finally led me back to the original question. I thought MATTER OF CLARITY would be a nice, sensual journey through that attraction-of-opposites energy. However, it quickly ran out of control, and I had to struggle to rein it in. In AN ARCHITECTURE OF DESIRE, the manifestations of desire, and the opportunities for a clarity of observation, presented themselves during the filming in unforeseen ways. Like all rhythmic structures, the film is meant to be understood through the body and senses, as well as through the conceptual mind. "Davis's earlier explorations of the body and sensuality come to fruition in this, her latest film. Through rigorous cross-cutting and use of extreme close-ups, manmade and natural manifestations of architecture merge with the physical body into palpable delineations of form and function." -- San Francisco Cinematheque program notes

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Byron De Ford

Alhambra (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A rare sight of the famous moorish palace to the music of Ernesto Raabe and Hebe Grandoso. --B. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Donna Deitch

Memorabilia (1963) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Deitch

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

William Didonato

Quest for St. Toribius, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A photographic musical essay representing man's search for truth. Some little known aspects of L. A. are explored, in addition to a 'new view' of the Watts Towers and surrounding area. --W. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Dunkley-Smith

Rotunda (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Twin-screen, dual-projection film. Here the image is re-framed and masked by an architectural 'system' -- the columns of the rotunda -- which is interpolated between camera and landscape. Relations between indeterminacy -- what is framed/masked -- and pattern -- arbitrary camera movement and editing systems -- is further multiplied by the play between the two screens.

Two projectors with matching lenses and light outputs should be used. Images should be of equal size and arranged side by side -- edges touching but not overlapping. Sound track is on the color print which should be shown on the left. Prints should be synchronised at the head of the leaders which should be shown and the projectors started simultaneously -- no further synchronisation is necessary. -JDS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bruce Elder

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Hollis Frampton

Surface Tension (1968) 16mm, color, 10.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"The influence of minimal art (rather the aesthetic of minimal art) on the avant-garde cinema is very great. Most of the important young filmmakers, especially on the East Coast, might be considered minimalists. Certainly Hollis Frampton's SURFACE TENSION is from that milieu. The film itself has three parts: a comic static shot emphasizing the passage of time; a fast motion tour through a city with fractured German commentary; and a slow seascape with fish floating midscreen. In this last section phrases translated from the German commentary are printed over the image. Of all the films seen in this festival, SURFACE TENSION is technically and spiritually the newest." - P. Adams Sitney, Program note, Maryland, 1969.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Technology

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

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00

Zygmunt Frankel

Walk/Don't Walk (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Scenes of New York City, gradually growing surrealistic and sad. --Z. F.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Gearey

Chet's Garage (1978) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

Filmed in a garage on Staten Island, New York, this is a song of workers and their environment. America's idolatry of the automobile makes this both a romantic and an essential part of the landscape. Layered with multiple images, the film presents something many of us see but seldom look at and it does it with a method that is unique to cinema. Not a work of film journalism, but a song for the eyes, an eyesong.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Madeleine Gekiere

Arabesque For Marie Menken (1982) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Landscape & Architecture

A film about a building, the newly restored Hoboken Railroad Terminal. As the title implies, it is an homage to Marie Menken and a take-off on her sketch of the Alhambra. It uses some of her fast-frame techniques, setting the building into motion, playing with the contrast of the stained glass windows against other decorative elements. The sound track is mostly informational, speaking of Menken's contribution to the Experimental film. It precedes the image. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Carl Michael George

Whippoorwill (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A grand scale oeuvre featuring Washington D. C. as the star. Ethel Merman makes a comeback as "Americana" - Uncle Sam in drag. A Brutal Scrap between yuppies over the wares of an Apple Annie ensues on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange. Through the use of tableau vivant, the paintings of Rockwell Kent, Edward Lannan, and Raphael Sayer come to life and combine with visions of Lower East Side tennements and urban squalor to illustrate the lies of broken promises behind "The Greatness Of A Nation"

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Anna Geyer

Dozer (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

As long as I can remember, I have had an affection for bulldozers -- their power and their grandeur. My fascination with them continues to grow as I observe their ceaseless efforts. With this film I explore the awe inspired by such a destructive force. DOZER features the bulldozer as an icon of American culture and examines the continuous reconstruction of our surroundings. An important point of focus is the impact of the automobile and its infrastructure on our society, environment, and general quality of life, as bulldozers exchange natural landscapes for freeways - landscapes of an industrialized society. This film explores how and why the advent of the automobile has reshaped our lives with an emphasis on several questions: what was there before? What has changed due to the car? My grandmother provides voiceover accounts of life during the emergence of the automobile. She perfectly illustrates pivotal moments of history in very human terms. The naively optimistic text of The Prayer of America's Road Builders adds a subtle irony. Industrial sounds (piledrivers, edgecode printers, trains, the freeway itself, etc.) are manipulated, looped, and layered to function as music. As an aural atmosphere of rhythm, the effects at times create fake sync sound and at others act contrapuntally, contributing to the visual images to form a unique filmic space. The visual aesthetic of DOZER is an exploration of structure and construction as well. I utilize many forms of image layering (multiple projection, optical printing and in-camera effects) which create an even greater distance between subject and viewer.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Red Grooms

Fat Feet (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound, pixilated and animated.--R. G.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Henry Hills

North Beach (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 10.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Documentary of my neighborhood of three years. The lamp at the end of the alley between Molinari Delicatessen and Rossi Market (view from Roma) as christological numen mediating between the Above and the Below. Above: the stairs behind my "illegal" at 1735B Stockton. Moving out. Columbus Day Parade: serpent. Below: the hills as Nestle's Crunch. "NORTH BEACH is a beautiful film. The human race should stick around to enjoy it. It's all cinema, all experience. No 'problems,' art in-jokes, other fashionable bluffing. Hills composes, orchestrates. The film's a concentrate of rhythmic invention, solid work, shapely; gorgeous." -- Ken Jacobs

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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

Louis Hock

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

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

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Nancy Holt

Art in the Public Eye the Making of Dark Star Park (1988) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A record by the artist of the many interrelationships and processes involved in reclaiming a blighted urban area through the construction of functional public sculpture. Interviews with some of the people responsible for bringing DARK STAR PARK into existence -- the artist, the administrator, the developer, the landscape architect, the gunite contractor, the foreman, the maintenance man, and lastly the art historian/critic, John Beardsley, are interspersed with shots of the construction -- guniting, steel fabrication, masonry work, and landscaping. "Designed by environmental artist Nancy Holt, DARK STAR PARK is both a park and a work of art. Holt's site specific sculptures are an intriguing response to a contemporary urban context. They speak to the growing business district of Rosslyn (in Arlington, VA) that borders Washington, D. C.; the site and its relationship to earth and sky; and one's perception of place. Because it is both park and work of art, the spatial experience of the park is also the sculptural experience of the work... giant concrete spheres perch precariously on the earth. They cast shadows like planetary bodies and eclipse each other as you drive or walk by... At one end of the site, an irregular mound of earth embedded with concrete pipes looks an ancient landform encroached upon by modern civilization. Holt's vision did not stop at the site's boundaries. During the planning process she successfully integrated the park with the adjacent office building and extended it onto a nearby traffic island." -- Terry Ryan LeVeque, Landscape Architecture, July/August 1985

Rental: $300.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $300.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Nisi Jacobs

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Family, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jim Jennings

Counterpane (1979) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Sky shape cut outs patterned by building frames.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Brighton (1983) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Darkness connects and disconnects moments staged in steel subway elevation stop. --J. J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Justman

Hampton (1974) 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hampton came from North to Philadelphia as a young man of 19. He worked and became an accomplished plumber. He raised a family. His children have grown up and his wife has died. He lives on Gideon Street in the sKid-row section of Philadelphia. The world is changing in this area in its own relentless, mindless way. The neighborhood had never been 'up', but in the last 20 years, it has gone from better to worse. It now makes way for a highway exit ramp. Hampton, for his part, is a straight and honest man. He harbors no bitterness for the way things have gone. He is a man of dignity, not of pride--he talks more about the world than about himself. He is graceful in a graceless world. --P. J./A. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Heiko Kalmbach

Controlled (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Gentrification is attending a demolition party in East London.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Michael Kuchar

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

Saul Levine

On The Spot () reg8mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: film about film, landscape

Shot on a farm in Friends Ville Penn. Where Saul lived in a trailer with Dan Barnett shot from the same spot over the course of several Fall weeks a single frame study of the movements of poeple and live stock (horses,cows, sheep, etc)clouds sun and moon constructs of stasis and change.

Rental: $95.00
Reg8mm Rental: $95.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Isabelle Liikala

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Babette Mangolte

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Babette Mangolte

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Michael Mazière

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jonas Mekas

Cassis (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape, diary_journal

A small port in South of France, a lighthouse, the sea, shot from just before the sunrise until just after the sunset, all day long, frame by frame, a frame or two every second or every few minutes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

David Ringo

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

Balconies One () 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Psychology & Mental Health

"The film of an abandoned factory building. The textures of steel, concrete, wood; the textures of rubble and decay; the textures of film grain; the textures of the mind." D.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Ross

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rosalind Schneider

Earth Saga (1980) , 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape and architecture

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

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

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lawrence N. Shustak

Landscape (1971) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"Entertaining study of the visual fluidity of the landscape between two majors cities (New York City and Boston). The visual concept of Megalopolis is shown graphically, the ecological implications of: the car that built the road, the road that built the megalopolis, come to life."-L.N.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Smithson

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

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

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

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

Gerd Stern

Y (1963) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Landscape & Architecture

"...a question (as valid a form in film poetry as a phrase or a sentence): what effect does the authority syndrome of the highway have on contemporary sexual dynamics? The question is asked through a collage of highway signs, center lines, the nude seen as the way with circumstantial sounds of orgiastic motors and breath."-G.S.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Winkler

Scars (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, landscape

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

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Greg Yaskot

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

Greg Yaskot

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, Landscape, Architecture

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

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Greg Yaskot

Parker Mill (1978) Super8, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Architecture, diary_ journal

Dedicated to William Balough. With "Bucky Peckerhead" Balough (Age 70), Ice Box, Zunda, and G.Y.: "A super-8 work diary which records various episodes as we renovate and reclaim bricks from the former Charles Parker building in Yalesville, Connecticut. The problem of cleaning the bricks, one by one, was solved by Bucky's orderly method, which he devised while working for the WPA in the 1930's. 'Let the tool do the work' was his advice to us, and since he owned more tools than anyone I've met, the job was simplified. Every so often, I would set up the camera, turn it on, and go back to work. The result is this narrative work, edited in-camera. Bucky died in 1980, and at least he was able to see the film (he laughed), so I dedicate this to him, one of the great originals I have had the pleasure of knowing." - G.Y.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Fabrice Ziolkowski

LAX (1980) , min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Architecture

"A true city film, L.A.X. combines majestic aerial shots of the hills and skylines with grittier footage shot on the streets of Hollywood to construct a truthful reflection of the many disparate elements that come together as the city of Los Angeles. Described by film scholar David James as a 'disabused, skeptical rendering of the city's grittier underside' which reveals 'the noir realities behind the sunshine.' Ziolkowski's work marked a high point in the burgeoning L.A. avant-garde film scene of the 1970's." - From the Harvard Film Archive's catalogs

Rental: $175.00

Vernon Zimmerman

Lemon Hearts (1960) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Architecture

Starring Taylor Mead in eleven roles. Filmed in the now-demolished Victorian houses in San Francisco's Western Division Redevelopment area. "The film opens with Taylor Mead wandering aimlessly through a shabey alley where he sees displayed paintings of Edward Lupper's 'romantic decadence.' Suddenly the paintings form a collage of ruins that lead by means of a decaying staircase into the real thing - the Western Addition rubble. The remainder of the movie concerns Taylor Mead's abortive romances with some anachronistic Victorian spinsters of various illusionary ages and fantasies, all played by himself. Ultimately Mead suffers an acute disillusionment with these shadowy beings of yester-year and flees to the modern insanity of the Jack Tar Motel, clutching in his hand a suitcase filled with the artifacts of the forgotten life... It is not pathos Mead evokes, nor derision. It is rather a Chaplinesque sense of incongruity. All civilization takes on a ridiculous note in terms of Mead, and his answer seemingly is: I am, therefore you think." Lee Stothers, S.F. Territorial News

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Karel Doing

Maas Observation (1997) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"In MAAS OBSERVATION Doing and Pope demonstrate their fascination in the bizarre landscape of the port of Rotterdam, a stretch of 'neo-nature' with little place for humans, where huge machines seem to move around according to a logic of their own. The film begins with images of windmills on the edge of the Maas plain in a montage sequence based on the steady rhythm of the rotating sails. The focus gradually shifts towards activities on the river further upstream. The montage tempo slows down as the mechanical motion gives way to the play of reflections in the water."

16mm Rental: $33.00

Katherine Bauer

The Steam System (2011) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: hand processed, landscape

Dizzying swirls of steam take you into a system of energy and light around the Con Edison Steam power plant on 13th Street in New York City.

16mm Rental: $35.00

Katherine Bauer

39,8280, -76,0121 (2012) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, hand processed, landscape

In collaboration with Agnes Lux. Spiral through her graphite and postcard pieces, out of her East Village studio window and then back into the blocks that are both building and destroying themselves within the cityscape.

16mm Rental: $40.00

Cara Weiner

Savannah (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lili White

Cloudgate (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00

Seth Mitter

Beard St (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Taylor Dunne

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Anna Linder

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $Individual 50.00 Institution 75.00

Ryan Marino

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Sara Winter

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Joel Schlemowitz

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

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

Larry Jordan

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Maria Niro

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Landscape Architecture

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

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Larry Cwik

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lili White

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $44.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $44.00

Mark Street

Alone, Apart: The Dream Reveals the Waking Day (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

An homage to two ramshackle cities, made up of footage shot while wandering. I meander city streets with a camera, looking to be haunted by unfamiliar vistas. I find solace in the forgotten landscapes, odd voices on a ham radio, shimmering water in a desolate harbor. Later I attack the film, moving it this way and that, trying to squeeze it against its will, wrest strangeness from the everyday.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Mark Street

Mark Street: Short Films Volume 1 1989-2004 (1989-2004) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

WINTERWHEAT- 8 min. 16mm, 1989. ECHO ANTHEM- 8 min. 16mm, 1991. BLUE MOVIE- 5 min. 16mm, 1994. SWEEP- 7 min. 16mm, 1998. SLIDING OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD- 7 min. 35mm, 2001. FULTON FISH MARKET- 12 min. 35mm, 2003. ALONE, APART: THE DREAM REVEALS THE WAKING DAY- 7 min. BETA, 2004. GUIDING FICTIONS 5 min. 35mm, 2002.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

John Buchanan

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

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

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Dustin Thompson

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

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

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

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

Moira Tierney

Are We There Yet? (2010) dvd_ntsc, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

When I arrived up in Manor to start the workshops, it was with great delight that I discovered the irrelevance of the border to the participating children;as one of their teachers put it Sure we don't use those words any more; I've a 20 year old who doesn't remember what the trouble were like; there's Leitrim and Fermanagh, there was no way of telling at which point the mysterious line had been passed; even my phone was undecided as to when exactly to welcome me to the UK. It was on one such trip that the footage for the exhibition was shot - an afternoon in January, with one of the celebrated local mists hanging heavy on the hills and the road disappearing into itself around every bend. When the film came back from the lab there seemed to be something interesting about it - enough anyway to provoke me to blow it up to 16mm, with a view to making a loop for the exhibition. The optic printer broke down, repeatedly. It stuttered, it jumped, it stuck; I rewound, started again, reloaded... In the end I kept it all in - the jumps and the flares as well as the conventionally well-behaved footage; for me it represents the apparent paradox of the border and the struggle one faces when attempting to describe something that slippery - landscape? political imposition? colonial hangover? to be avoided in polite conversation? fact of fiction? comedy, tragedy or farce? to which the only answer I could find is another question: are we there yet? The loop two soundtracks: the first was recorded live by Macdara Smith on trumpet; the second is a track from the Bahh Band's latest album, courtesy of Brian Fleming

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jackie Raynal

Trailers (1962-2003) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, landscape / architecture

A collection of trailers for the following films: "Merce Cunningham", "Deux Fois", "New York Story", "Hotel New York", "Autour de Simon Lazard".

Oona Mekas

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Josh Solondz

Little Fountains (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Devin Horan

Boundary (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture, philosophical

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

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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.

Rental: $20.00 sale: $80.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Bill Brand

Susie's Ghost (2011) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

In collaboration with Ruthie Marantz. When shooting SUSIE'S GHOST, I was mourning the loss of my older sister and my photography and the performance of collaborator Ruthie Marantz express a diffuse sense of loss. Is she looking for something? Is she really there? Is she really gone? The film was shot in my Manhattan downtown neighborhood before the housing bubble burst and construction mania had not yet obliterated the last traces of the manufacturing district I'd moved to 35 years earlier. That too has passed.

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

Lynne Sachs

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

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

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DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Jonas Mekas

Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003) 16mm, color and b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

16mm Rental: $50.00

Diane Kitchen

The Penfield Road (1998) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, political_social_activism

A fable concerning the landscape and the open road. Includes Starved Rock, Little America and the Silver Black Fox. "A playful structural exploration of the contradiction of representing and inhabiting landscape." --S. Matheson and J. Lion, Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Diane Kitchen

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Diane Kitchen

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Donna Cameron

WARPATHS: 6 Films by Donna Cameron (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, landscape_architecture

Compilation of Avant Garde films by Donna Cameron 1990-2011: The Superweapon, World Trade Alphabet, Brokn Bridge, The Falcon, New Moon, and Transpo.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Richard Sandler

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Beryl Sokoloff

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, environment_nature, landscape_architecture

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

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Linda Fenstermaker

Inversion (2013) 16mm, color_bw, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, landscape, structural

Inversion is a reflection upon the body without memory and without time. In a unique blending of perspectives in, behind and around the camera, it creates an open space to expand female consciousness, as an embodiment of the film itself. Shot, edited and finished in 16mm, this film showcases the intricacies and beauty of the film medium, in creating a new dialog between filmmaker, camera and subject. There is a yearning to discover a space for the female self, a space where this self can discover her body and break away from the external gazes of both camera and viewer. Through this exploration of (her)self and the space around, the viewer is invited to reflect upon their own bodies and gazes. With visual exchanges between the female performer, the camera and the landscape, Inversion constantly questions the conventions of filmmaking and roles of women within this cinematic space. There is an inherent tension that is present within these interactions, a dialog between pain and pleasure, visible and invisible, self and other that asks the viewer to become a participant within the cinematic experience. It pulls the viewer into the nothingness that lies beyond the boundaries of the camera itself. Inversion exposes this space of uncertainty, trying to control the uncontrollable within.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Melissa Friedling

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: biography, body, erotic, landscape/architecture

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

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

Ann Deborah Levy

Watercolors (2007) DVD_NTSC, color_BW, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_architecture

The surface of a pond as a canvas on which nature creates a continually changing painting that mirrors, but alters details of the landscape surrounding it. Beginning in the late winter, just before leaves appear on the trees, the film records the changes in weather, foliage, color and light throughout a year. A choice of black and white film for a passage of patterns on the ice evokes Chinese ink painting, and distorted reflections of architectural details.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30 home rental, $35 institutional rental

Josephine Ahnelt

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

16mm Sale: $Price on Demand

Margaret Rorison

DER SPAZIERGANG (2013) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal, structural

A documentation of long walks throughout Berlin, Germany during the cold days of April, 2013. The footage is composed of single frames along with longer moments of glance. The title comes from a short story by Robert Walser.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

16mm Sale: $150.00

Margaret Rorison

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, landscape_architecture

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

16mm Sale: $150.00

Richard Tuohy

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40
16mm Rental: $40

16mm Sale: $250

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30
DVD PAL Rental: $30

Caryn Cline

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape / architecture

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Amanda L. Katz

Early 12 New York Song (2012) DVD NTSC, color , 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Made by Amanda L. Katz and Georg Anthony Svatek.

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs. -ALK

Rental: $35
DVD NTSC Rental: $35

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)

Amanda L. Katz

As You Pass By (2014) Digital, color, 10:36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape and architecture

in collaboration with Georg Anthony Svatek

As You Pass By commences an exploration of the Brooklyn - Queens Expressway, an infamous highway in New York City that slices through the two named boroughs. We pause in Woodside, Queens to observe one of the many spaces that have been sacrificed in order to create and maintain the utopian image of New York City on the opposite side of the East River. What we see is the beautiful way in which one New York citizen activates a seemingly derelict stretch of land.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $75

Sarah Sitzler

Cuddlefish Bones (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20

Jake Morton

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

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

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

Eva Kolcze

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $450

Richard Tuohy

Seoul Electric (2012) color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed , landscape & architecture

A North Asian metropolis. Electricity wires draped like thick webs adorn the streetscape. Expolsive sparks of colour electrify the frame. Filmed in Seoul in black and white. Colourised during processing using coloured torch light.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Richard Tuohy

Tasmanian Splintering (2010) color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, hand processed , landscape

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

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Georg Anthony Svatek

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

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

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Josh Guilford

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, landscape and architecture

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

Ann Deborah Levy

Rain Painting (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , landscape & architecture

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

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Spectator(s) (2014) , 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment, history, landscape & architecture

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

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment, landscape & architecture

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

Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $195 - DVD

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Lynne Sachs

Starfish Aorta Colossus (2015) color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, landscape, personal/diary/journal

Lynne Sachs with Sean Hanley. Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier's text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys. NYC poet Paolo Javier invited filmmaker Lynne Sachs to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Javier's poem "Starfish Aorta Colussus". She then decided to collaborate with film artist Sean Hanley in the editing of the film. Together, they traveled through 25 years of unsplit Regular 8 mm film that Sachs had shot -- including footage of the A.I.D.S. Quilt from the late 1980s, a drive from Florida to San Francisco, and a journey into a very untouristic part of Puerto Rico.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

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

Robert Harris

Tramontana (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8:23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Lyric dance poem to extol and embrace the Tramontana winds of northern Spain. Increasingly, with my own work, I'm as interested in sound and acoustic temporality as I am in light and visual textures. Tramontana is meant as an equivalent of wind... a gusting, rattling, ebbing, fluctuating event. The layered tracks of stochastic sounds push against the images. Sound and image, on a-synchronous, arrhythmic paths, make Later, things start to settle. Robert Harris, camera, edit, sound mix Earl Howard, sound design (please play sound with robust amplitude through the best possible speakers)

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Terry Ellis

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, landscape and architecture, structural

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

Rental: $35

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

Bara Jichova

The Hatch House (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 10min min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, history, landscape and architecture, philosophical, structural

The Hatch House is a short, stop motion and live-action documentary exploring an idiosyncratic, cube-like bauhaus cottage and its independent owner, Ruth Hatch. A 1950's sanctuary for artists and intellectuals like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips, Jack Hall. The Hatch House explores a fragile, amateur structure living at the cultural crossroads between DIY "work of the brain" and the rising tide of American bourgeois, consumerist values.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

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)

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

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

THE PSA PROJECT 1-15 (2004) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The PSA Project is a series of 15 videos that speak out against the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the act of war.

Rental: $250.0

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

WINTER (2007) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

A silent film portraying winter across three continents.

Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

ELLE (2007) 16mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Elle is an experimental dance film shot in a semi industrial landscape in Brooklyn reflecting on every day movements of falling and getting up.

Rental: $45.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cynthia Madansky

ALEX & JOSE (2007) 16mm, DVD, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Alex and Jose, is a 16mm single channel projection that explores gender, movement and form.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cynthia Madansky

MINOT NORTH DAKOTA (2008) DVD, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The town Minot is home to a U.S. Air Force base that guards 150 nuclear missiles buried in northern North Dakota. The weapons of mass destruction placed there 50 years ago are still targeted at Russia. Minot, North Dakota portrays an American landscape where people live with nuclear bombs in their backyard. Co- directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cynthia Madansky

BUBBLE (2009) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, music

Bubble is a short film performed by Zeena Parkins and the Plastic Girls, Eleanor Hullihan and Erin Cornell in a public park in Brooklyn, NY.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Cynthia Madansky

1+8 (2012) DVD, color, 121 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a film about Turkey's unique position between West and East and her relationship to her eight very distinct and diverse neighbors. 1+8 is filmed close up on border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria exploring what connects and separates the people on both sides. The film showcases through intimate portraits, personal accounts and cinematographic tropes, Turkey's eight borderlands revealing the political and cultural dynamics of life on those frontiers. The contemplation of all eight neighboring countries reveals the complexity and importance of Turkey's geo- political position between West and East, Europe and Asia, the European Union and the Middle East. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $400.00

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Cynthia Madansky

1+8 Installation (2013) DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Documentary, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, music, political & social activism

1+8 is a dynamic eight-screen video installation about Turkey and her eight neighbors based on the feature film of the same name directed by Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak. Each screen features life on both sides of the border, from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Nakchivan [Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan] to Syria. Co-directed by Angelika Brudniak

Rental: $5000.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $10000.00

Cynthia Madansky

WHITE SANDS (2014) 16mm, DVD, color, Dynamic min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

White Sands is a 3 screen projection 16mm film installation which reflects on the visible and invisible manifestations of the nuclear fuel chain on the land, air, water and people of New Mexico.

Rental: $600.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $1600.00

Cynthia Madansky

Tarlabaşı (2014) DVD, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Tarlabaşı integrates performances of everyday movements and gestures as a direct response to the devastation caused by the centralized state sponsored urban renewal project in downtown Istanbul.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

Dear (2014) DVD, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

Dear features the interior world of two teenage Chinese girls in New York City, whose diary entries reveal their concerns related to growing up as immigrants amidst the ever-gentrifying landscape of Chinatown.

Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

IF NOT, (2014) DVD, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism

IF NOT, is a meditation on love, inspired by If Not, Winter by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.

Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

ANNA PINA TERESA (2015) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Anna, Pina, Teresa reinterprets the pivotal scene in Rossellini's "Roma Citta Aperta" where Anna Magnani, who plays the character Pina, (based on the story of Teresa Gullace,) is murdered on the streets of Rome by the Fascist police. This scene is characterized by three movements performed by Magnani - resistance, running and falling. Made in collaboration with the dancer Marta Ciappina, and filmed in the Sala Scherma at Foro Italico in Rome (Mussolini's fencing studio designed by Moretti) Anna, Pina, Teresa examines the contemporary and historical dynamics between an urban Fascist space and movements of resistance.

Rental: $80.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Cynthia Madansky

E42 (2015) DVD, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

E42 is a cinematic exploration of the area in Rome knows as the EUR, a modernist landscape that was originally designated by Mussolini as the the site of the World Fair of 1942 and as a celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Fascism. Originally designed as a monumental space for public performance and collective acts of solidarity to the Fascist regime, this landscape was in fact never inaugurated. After the war, the 420 acre area was recuperated and today projects a timeless aura of an unfinished and temporary, empty and silent, monumental and imposing as well as an ephemeral landscape.

Rental: $120.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $800.00

Cynthia Madansky

HARAM (2016) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Haram is a film about the growing Third Temple Movement who would like to build the Third Temple on the site of the Haram Al Sharif.

Rental: $250.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $1000.00

Robbie Land

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Environment _Nature, Landscape_Architecture, Science_Medicine

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

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

Grete Miller

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $70.00

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Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $35

Luján Montes

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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Lana Caplan

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $150

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.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Katherine Bauer

Popples' Feet (2017) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed , landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal

A spell is cast, a creature is born, out of plant cells, into silver, though the salty waters, transmutes through claws up into the astral.

Rental: $100.00

16mm Sale: $4,000

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