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.

Rental: $30.00
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Rebecca Abbott

Big Waltz, The (1978) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A film composed in three short movements, and structured in 'extended' 3/4 meter. The imagery, in its arrangement, is meant to suggest circular motion and cyclical patterns either by its immediate representations or its larger connotations.

Rental: $30.00
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Jerry Abrams

Be-In: 1967 (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Music, Political / Social Activism

Music by Blue Cheer. Captures the spirit and essence of the great San Francisco Human Be-In of January 14, 1967. Ten thousand people imbued with peace, love and euphoria. Set to hard rock such as only San Francisco blues can produce. BE-IN contains Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Timothy Leary, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel and Buddha.

Rental: $30.00
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Gary Adlestein

Cat's Eyes (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Project at 18 fps. A tri-X grain and light song.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Thom Andersen

--- ------- (1967) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

A documentary about rock'n'roll. Making, buying, selling. Radio, jukebox, scoptione, pinball, poolhall. Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes. Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl. Seeburg, Wurlitzer. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, dancing, gesturing, surfing. LAPD, LA Country Sheriffs Dept., The Trip, The Lynch Bldg.. Top's, Pandora's Box, Maverick's Flat, someone's backyard. California Music Co. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on sunset strip. Hot rod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Watson, The Rainbows, The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, Earl-Jean. Stupid Girl, 19th nervous breakdown. Bill Haley and the Comets: you can get no further back than that. Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Great balls of fire. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown -The King. You cant catch me. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds. Wax reclamation, an early clue to the new direction. Mick Jagger/Earth Angel. Documentary material organized by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms. Vertically. --- ------- is completely structured; horizontally it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage. 1:2. 3:7. Right, left. Right to left--left to right. Up-down. Stasis, motion. Orange, magenta. Yellow, blue. Red, green. Magenta, orange. Blue, yellow. Green, red. 1:2, 1.5:3, 2:4, 3:6, 5:10, 8:16...

Rental: $30.00
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Martin Arnold

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Music

In his new film Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy which together with piece touchee; and passage a l'acte, forms a sort of a trilogy of compulsive repetition, Arnold's campaign of deconstruction of Hollywood film codes finally turns to film music. The process links in with the other two films. The family scenes, which in the original last only seconds are not particularly notable, are surgically sectioned into single frames. Using repetition of these 'single cells' and a new rhythm -- a kind of cloning procedure -- Arnold then creates and inflated, monstrous doppleganger of the original cuts lasting many minutes. The hidden message of sex and violence is turned inside out to the point where it simply crackles. In Alone. ... the crossing of three harmless teenager films gives birth to an Oedipal drama in which not only mother love mutates to sheet lust. Since passage a l'acte, and contrary to other found-footage filmmakers who choose to remove their work into the realms of silent nostalgia, Arnold has re-worked the sound track along with the image. Because of this what one hears in Alone. ... is the eerie, rasping 'silence' of sound film, pregnant with suppressed tension. And exactly at the point where the illusion of full, living present is seemingly at its strongest -- in the screen presence of Judy Garland singing -- one senses the machine, and, implicitly, death, at work. -- Dirk Shaefer

Rental: $60.00
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Adolfo Arrieta

Adventures of Sylvia Couski, The (1972) 16mm, color, 85.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Music, Queer / Bi / Trans

This film is a musical comedy, or maybe a fairy tale... Everything reduced to the surface as in the paintings of the Primitive School, as in dreams, as in musical comedies... A story as a pretext for a series of portraits, and a series of portraits as a pretext for an invented story in an invented city (Paris), a city of transvestites trying to relive the Belle Epoque of festivities and art... "I saw Arrieta's film last June, in Toulon. It was made in Paris so I thought it was French and I was surprised to see a French film recording the world of the transvestite because this subject has been a tabu in modern (new) French cinema. Later I found out that Arrieta was Spanish, from Madrid, and that Paris was only one of his stations. "French or Spanish -- I found Arrieta's film compelling, informative, entertaining, and beautiful. As I said, its subject is the Paris transvestite scene and it's depicted with the flair of Jack Smith, the directness of Andy Warhol, and the special tenderness of Arrieta. I salute the Poet." -- Jonas Mekas, February, 1975.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Scott Bartlett

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, music

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

Rental: $50.00
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Pamela Bennett

Diary (1989) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

The zither and me.

Rental: $30.00
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Alan Berliner

Everywhere at Once (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

... is a musical montage, a synchronized symphony composed from an infinity of elements at hand: piano chords and cable cars, cocktail jazz and broken glass, looney toones and telephones, elephants and xylophones, violins and vultures, orchestra's and roller coasters... A journey in images at the speed of sound. These collages films are drawn from a vast personal library of sounds and images, steadfastly accumulated over many years. This randomly assembled over and over expanding pool of elements serves as the basis for a form of bricolage-- cultural artifacts and residues, odds and ends accumulated over time and transformed into works attempting to bridge a wide range of poetic horizons: the actual with the possible, pre-history with science fiction, magic with science fact, the medium with the message. Ultimately these film documents my need to put that order to my universe, a place burdened by my need to make the puzzle fit the pieces.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Les Blank

Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins, The (1967) 16mm, color, 31.15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

In his own words and his "own own" music, Lightnin' Hopkins reveals the inspiration for his blues. He sings, jives, ponders. He boogies at an outdoor barbecue and a black rodeo, and takes you with him on a homecoming visit to his boyhood home of Centerville, Texas. The film reaches past the impish bluesman himself into the Blues itself, into the red-clay Texas, into hard times, into blackness, into the senses.

Rental: $50.00
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Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Music

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

Rental: $50.00
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Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Music, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Dick Blau

Up The Block One Sunday (1982) 16mm, color, 12.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Unburdened by any sort of narration or pretension to convey a 'message,' the film is a sparkle of human energy sprouting in gospel singing and music. Blau, an experienced photographer, shows us here that he's a real jazz-man of the camera as his eye dances unforcefully with the emotionality of the performers in the film."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Bloedow

Songs of Lewis Wadhams (1974) 16mm, color, 16.45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

The music and way of life of a Summerhill-type school; excerpted from a longer documentary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cassis Blush

Marc Ribot: Descent Into Baldness (1993) VHS PAL, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

This 1995 documentary peels back a few discordant layers from the life of guitarist Marc Ribot. Schooled in classical guitar, with a voice filtered through Haitian traditions, recondite self-exploration and political commentary, Ribot is an intriguing subject who manages to give a lot away without ever really giving you anything. Director Cassis wanders with him through rehearsal spaces, stages and streets to explore what makes the musician (who later went on to found Los Cubanos Postizos) tick. German director Cassis uses a captivating blend of lo-fi camerawork to explore the avant-guard world surrounding Ribot, while seeming to have a great time herself. In fact, working on the film inspired her to go out and found her own band. After watching this, those in the stranglehold of their own artsy proclivities may feel the same way.--Geoff Girvitz

Rental: $75.00
VHS PAL Rental: $75.00

Power Boothe

Overture (1986) 16mm, black and white, 7.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A meditation on the interwoven nature of music, perception and experience. Images are built from superimposing exposures in the camera to form a kind of dream narrative which has its own logic. "OVERTURE recalls old silent movies with its piano playing accompanist on screen (there's a stunning sequence with lamps that rivals David Byrne's lamp dance in 'Stop Making Sense' for most lyrical use of a house lamp)." -- Katherine Dieckmann, Village Voice Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gregg Biermann

Emergent Phenomena (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 2:11 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: films about film, found footage, music

A short sequence from Welles' Citizen Kane is put through its paces and analyzed anew through a series of global transformations.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00(individual) $60.00 DVD (institutional)

Gregg Biermann

Parting (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W, 8:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: films about film, found footage, music

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00(individual) $60.00 DVD (institutional)

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

David Brooks

Jerry (1963) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Music

Part 1: music as image... Part 2: movement of the film-maker.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Brooks

Winter (1966) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

Locales: Nantucket, Kazakhstan, Grant's Nepal, Colorado, Mt. Kearsange, Iowa, 7th Street. Door golden night room trees fire drip rain blue horse river snow birds green mountain forest dark room mist car trees window ducks are flying. Overtones: Raga Palas Kafi, Grant's, Slug's, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Raga Rageshri, the wind, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles, Piatniksky Chorus.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

David Brooks

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

Stoned people, music, movement, fields.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Mother's Day (1948) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Kermit Sheets, assistant director; Frank Stauffacher, photography; Howard Brubeck, music. One of the first major works of the San Francisco film movement, MOTHER'S DAY is a painfully humorous recollection of childhood in which a family of singular adults recreate their infancy by behaving as they did when growing up. "Humorous, satirical, and overwhelmingly skillful, this ironic camera exploration of the artist's world of memory, imagination and perception is among the finest, most challenging films yet produced in this country." -- Arthur Knight "MOTHER'S DAY for me is one of the great films in film history." -- Peter Kubelka Awards: Belgium, 1949; Venice, 1952.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

James Broughton

Pleasure Garden, The (1953) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Music, queer_bi_trans

A joyous musical fantasy celebrating Love in the Park and the victory of the pleasure principle over all prudes and killjoys. THE PLEASURE GARDEN was made in London with a professional cast and shot in the ruined gardens of the Crystal Palace. "In Chaplin, Rene Clair, Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati we enjoy on a big scale the fruits of the poetic turned comic. Broughton is of their kind, except that he holds more strongly to feeling, makes short cuts they daren't, sees and sings out of himself, and never dilutes a joke or a movement. THE PLEASURE GARDEN thus combines the pleasure of Keystone with the love lyric. It springs like the lark, and mingles oddity, grace, satire, and laughter without a dead moment." -- Sight and Sound "It's on the side of the angels. It's a great testimony for Love." -- Allen Ginsberg

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

James Broughton

High Kukus (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

"A visualization of the Zen dictum of 'sitting quietly, doing nothing,' HIGH KUKUS uses a single beautiful visual image while it delights with a poetic soundtrack composed of 14 gems of Broughton's wit and wonder." -- Freude Bartlett "A High Kuku is, of course, a cuckoo haiku. In inventing this form James Broughton has concocted zany verses which are 'high' in the sense that they are often metaphysical and are keenly aware of the metacomedy of things.... In the contemplation of lofty themes most people are serious, though not always sincere. Broughton, however, is always sincere but hardly ever serious. Indeed, seriousness is a questionable virtue; it is gravity rather than levity, and it was that devout Catholic, G. K. Chesterton, who maintained that the angels fly because they take themselves lightly. And, in company with the angels, Broughton laughs with God rather than at him." -- Alan Watts

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Monkey and The Engineer, The (1996) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Once upon a time an engineer had a monkey who watched everything he did, wherever he went in his locomotive. One day the engineer went to get something to eat and left the monkey by himself. The monkey got tired of waiting so he pulled the throttle and down the road he went... From a song by Jesse Fuller, with Bill Rice and Hugh Burckhardt, sets by Tom Burckhardt, and music by Marc Ribot.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Rads on Wheels (1980) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Remember the skateboard craze? Made at its peak in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. With Tom Burckhardt, whose song "I'm a Skateboard Junkie" is played by Vincent Katz.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Sonatina and Fugue (1980) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Images of city and landscape moving with a romantic piano sonatina by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), then classic keyboard figures by Johann S. Bach. Images and music, "in" the same time-space, sometimes join and affect each other, then pursue their own independent course again.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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

"Untilted" (1984) 16mm, color, 17.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

"Made in 1983-4, UNTILTED takes an intrigued look around and reports on how things appeared then and what everyone was up to. Lines from a poem by John Ashbery (the title is his also, but from a different poem) cross the screen at times and our grasp of his elusive language is strengthened by the accompanying images. The land and people of Maine, New Mexico, and New York City appear to wittily chosen music by Busconi, Duke Ellington, Merle Haggard, Philip Glass, Cecil Taylor, et al. There are heroic hang-gliders soaring over hills, cars streaming sweetly around a corner in Lower Manhattan, and Yoshiko Chuma's dancers in fierce rehearsal, performing with vulnerable whimsey at a traffic intersection and frolicking intently (and unclothed) in the woods. Nudes appear with nonchalance in various other, often unlikely, circumstances, their nakedness different in quality every time. We take a tender look at pedestrians in Herald Square, snow falling at night on a city street, a fern in the sunlight, and bananas dancing where they will. Words, music, and images are so skillfully assembled here that they serve to reveal each other in surprising and delightful ways. UNTILTED is a great pleasure at first viewing and so rich that you will want to see it over and over again." -- Louise Hamlin (1984).

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Silvestre Byrón

Siempre en tus ojos/El testamento artístico de Silvestre Byrón (1998) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 100 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Twelve sequences based in the Richard Wagner music and literary texts about the West Uruguay. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Donna Cameron

End (1986) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed, Music

A film composed of an unused end of NEW MOON and printed to work visually with a segment of J. S. Bach's Suite in G Minor for Lute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gail Camhi

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

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

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Mitch Corber

JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH (1990 ) DVD NTSC, color, 58 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, music , philosophical

Zen genius John Cage is one of the great philosopher-artists of the 20th Century, adding the necessary spice to post-WW2 music, poetry and performance art in America. More than any other artist-composer, John Cage relays the teachings of Thoreau, Duchamp and Stein into our modern media vocabulary. He touches us how to listen.

John Cage: Man and Myth is an exhilarating multimedia achievement. Mix the close-up Cage interview with fresh insights by a dozen major avant-garde lights: Allan Kaprow, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Glenn Branca, Johnny Reinhard & Phillip Glass, season with Portrait by the dada performance artist Stuart Sherman now simmer ingredients in a sizzling Cage-inspired edit souffle.

An inventor's son, John Cage turned music on its ear in the 40's with 4'33' and his prepared piano (inserting into the strings all sorta of weather-stripping, bamboo, screws, bolts and wedges of plastic to alter its traditional sound). Here pianist Joshua Pierce displays the prepared piano and performs Cage's haunting Sonatas and Interludes.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Pola Chapelle

Fishes in Screaming Water (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Availalbe in both 8mm and 16mm gauges. "I recommend the 8mm. print-and-tape version. "One of the prettiest and nicest uses of color I've seen since the UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, which was almost an equally pointless film..." "A REAL SUPERCAT!... "... something like STREET OF BUGS. It was really shocking to me. There was a very terrible thing going on in the movie I thought." -- comments by the Saginaw 8 judges. "The acting of Georgecat in SCREAMING FISHES continues the great tradition of acting established by Rin Tin Tin in cinema in the 20's and brought to TV by the fly that appeared on the Johnny Carson show last year. And the original music composed by Mamacat, I really feel, is superior to anything by Scriabin."-- Jonas Mekas "This small world of animal, mineral and vegetable properties in effective color knows its bounds and does wonders within them." -- comment by The Refocus judge.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Philadelphia Quartet, The (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Bartok is played by the superb musicians of the Philadelphia Quartet. Technical collaboration on optical effects with Robert Brown. Original taping with the direction of Steve Welch was done at N. E. T. in Seattle, Washington.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

How Do You Feel? (1977) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Narration by Mal Pate. A video animation "commercial" on body movement and self awareness. Charming musical score of George Kleinsinger gives a "sing-along" pattern for dancers Lloyd Ritter and Kei Takei. (For children.)

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abigail Child

Ornamentals (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Dance, Music

This film was crucial to my understanding of composition, to my desire for an encyclopedic construction (the world "out" there), and reaffirmed my allegiance to rhythm, the rhythm of body-nerve-mind. "Juxtapositions of light made this dream consumed image between the penny arcades & mirrors reflecting masturbating naked brain of magnetized nitrous screens crackling is like pulp beside dummy circumstance." - Bruce Andrews, Jimmy and Lucy's House of K "THE RHYTHM!!!! the rhythm, like jazz, comes out of & returns to the BODY (the animal nature of film!, illustrated by the organic reticulation patterns of the self-processed segments): the 'meanings' of the shots (constantly undermined thru highly intentional overload): ... all films are 'different EVERY viewing' but this one more specifically so: colorfully constructed along lines of color: associative values emerge as if by chance, like memory, fleeting but there, reemerging altered: all films different every viewing but this one more intentionally so: takes several screenings to even know where it begins ...." -- Henry Hills, Cinemanews

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1) (1981) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"Like ORNAMENTALS, PREFACES is an abstract work which plays with formalist elements in a wide range of images on color and negative stock. It becomes a kind of 'preconscious' of the two completed films to follow, whose scope and image bank are more narrowly defined. The rapid-fire cross cutting of the images is extended to the construction of the sound track, which is also a dense panoply of fragments. What results is an impressive musique concrete composition, a collage of 'female' sounds interwoven with others: snippets from vocal music, conversations, poetry reading etc. Child plays with memory, not only her own and the world's, but also cinema's: its conventions, polarizations (man/woman) and hierarchization of images." -- Robert Hilferty, New York Native

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Martha Colburn

Persecution In Paradise (1997) 16mm, , 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Music

PERSECUTION IN PARADISE (6:17m): A grotesque and celebratory flat puppet animation escapade. In this treacherous two-dimensional trouble tale, crazed crabs, ferocious female wrestlers and snake pits are but a few of the obstacles faced by two wacky musicians. Just when they reach their paradise inhabited by two bomb-shell jungle babes tempting them with exotic dancing they are ... well ... Persecuted in Paradise. An explosion of color and fun antics, with some bucking broncos, decapitation, and fingernail scratching thrown in for good measure.

Rental: $30.00
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Martha Colburn

Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (1999) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical," while containing stylistic affinities with older work, also presented more extended and inter-relational riffs, as well as a more nuanced pacing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Beverly Conrad

Straight and Narrow (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, music

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight And Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon, not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film the colors which are so illusory in The Flicker are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images which alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Cowan

Jangleflex (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Music

An abstract, rhythmically cut film with various images of women, some of whom are dancers. The sound track, which is semi-electronic, is composed and played by Cowan. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rockflow (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Parts of this film were shot for a mixed media show at the 'Electric Circus' in New York, and were later expanded and re-edited into the present form. A semi-documentary that gradually expands to a pure sight and sound experience. Music by Chambers Brothers. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Earth Song (1970) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

A dance-music-processional hommage to the life force, a unification of nature and man, shot in San Francisco, Yosemite and New Mexico; made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

H20 (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Structural

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

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

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

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

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Sandra Davis

Material Filigree (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

MATERNAL FILIGREE is obviously vision rising thru inwards... it trembles like poetry, music - its rhythms OF and-at-one-with the experience itself. You have stiched a meaningful weave of symbolism throughout but always in the sense 'make it new' (as Pound translates the Chinese), so that symbol rubs and clashes with symbol, so that each is always vibrant, so that no symbol could harden midst the frets and stops of your 'music' - that symbols be felt beyond any set to of understanding... that none of them be ever anything like pomposity/(the known) but rather always sensual." Stan Brakhage

Rental: $50.00
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

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Four Girls (1967) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

4 girls in front of a camera trying to be as still as possible while shot in a single fram sequence. Alternating with the girls are black spaces and single frame shots of store mannequins, skeletons, dolls, etc. The sound track is applied with household bleach and a fine pen, rows of dots producing the actual sounds heard, a kind of rushing roaring, the way breathing sounds through a stethoscope. The sound is synchronized directly with any live shot, the black spaces being left silent, building to a kind of expectancy as shots continually shorten. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

James Douglas

Artfilm (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

ARTFILM is condensed new art. Equal time of 1/12th of a second is given to art objects animated in living black and white. Patterns are created as shapes change into one another. The music has an effect on the images seen. It is fun to blink at. Aldo Ciccolini plays Erik Satie on the concert Grand. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Downey

Chafed Elbows (1966) 16mm, black and white, 57 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"CHAFED ELBOWS is about a man who marries his mother, they go on welfare and it all breaks into a musical. To be more specific would confuse you, but there is a plot and it's funny and I hope you book it, dig it and return it to the Coop when they ask for it-- Robert Downey (a prince) On the basis of CHAFED ELBOWS the one film of his that I've seen, there's good reason to believe that Bob Downey at the tender age of 28 is already the funniest film-maker in America."--Jules Feifer

Rental: $134.00
16mm Rental: $134.00

Daniel Eisenberg

Displaced Person (1981) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

DISPLACED PERSON works with a carefully chosen set of particular elements in order to explore the larger questions within the historical field. Stately and sinuous passages from a Beethoven string quartet create a complex argumentation around images and text. This music, both sympathetic and distanced, establishes rhythm and breadth in relation to a radio interview with Claude Levi-Strauss, and archival footage obtained from rephotographing Marcel Ophul's The Sorrow and the Pity. These elements wheel through many revolutions of repetitions and combinations, forming multiple perspectives. Through recontextualization, meaning blossoms rationally and incongruously like the alleged blossoming of flowers that took place in the dead of winter in wartime Germany, brought on by the intense temperatures of exploding shells. DISPLACED PERSON is a tether that entwines and unravels; by necessity and the nature of its subject it is inconclusive.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bob Emrich

Joan II (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

The camera bounces and twists; the film is soft and grainy; and Joan Swain plays in Union Station. --B. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Transformation (1959) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

The pointillist score accompanies changing line, form, and color to create an animated film painting, achieved through the exploration of spontaneous abstractions. Utilizes evolving changes style, technique and rhythm. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Edward English

Giuseppi Logan (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Some of the problems facing Giuseppi are juxtaposed with his music, Satan's Dance. The pictures depict the opposite view which is fortuitously any sunny day in the park with his wife and son. The joy of the boy is the inspiration of the father. A straight-forward, simple documentary. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Edward English

Spaceways (1960's) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Made with Sun-Ra.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bob Fleischner

David (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

An odd ball dance film, with a unique star, who dances around the courthouse in the Bronx to an old Chevalier song. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Paradise (1978) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A face, on an old song sheet, with eyes that peer out from the past; a quiet room with sunlight seeping thru the drawn blinds. Tranquil moments, as the camera pans down the lyrics of an old song. A film made with a memory of a similar song sheet, that impressed me at the age of 14. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hollis Frampton

Special Effects (Hapax Legomena VII) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Psychology & Mental Health

"The frame itself, which divides what is present to consciousness from what is absolutely elsewhere, is tempered here by the breath, tremor, heartbeat of the perceiver. People this given space, if you will, with images of your own devising. The soundtrack was generated on a Buchla synthesizer at the University of Pittsburgh, through the kind intercession of Victor Grauer."--H.F.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

3% Vision (2000) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

3% VISION indicates a severe limit to perception, where dark and light, bustle and calm, murmur and din are measured on an inconceivably thin margin. In this spare, concentrated work, a composer and a visual artist operate on separate yet intersecting paths to create a video which depicts the chasm between one man and the rest of the sighted, passing world. This synthesis of music and moving image is bare and stripped to essentials. It presents fleeting images of an individual, fragile and surrounded, who perseveres in the undertow of an impervious social current. Video sale price: 40.00 (individuals); 150.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Bluegrass At Beanblossom (1969) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, music

This film is a personal document of the music and people who participated in the "Old-Time Music" Festival at Bill Monroe's Beanblossom, Indiana farm. Featured in this film are well-known performers such as Doc Watson and "not-knows" who find and give joy through their playing.- S.G.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Mark Goodman

December Love Song, A (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A silent cinematic song. I encountered a great deal of difficulty in making this film. Many days were spent going out to shoot and coming back without a single frame exposed. Stared filming in December 1969 and completed film in April 1970.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Trikfilm 1 (1973) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Tri-colored cycle of a dance movement set to a prelude from Bach's well-tempered clavier.

Rental: $20.00
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Jerome Hill

Schweitzer and Bach (1965) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

Albert Schweitzer plays phrases and explains to a friend how he thinks Bach should be played -- Noel Productions.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Henry Hills

SSS (1988) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, music

A dance film, starring Pooh Kaye, Sally Silvers, Lee Katz, Harry Sheppard, Kumiko Kimoto, David Zambrano, Ginger Gillesbie, Mark Dendy and others, with music improvised by Tom Cora, Christian Marclay and Zeena Parkins. Filmed on the streets of the East Village and edited over three years.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Matt Hoffman

Meter Maiden (1965) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Co-makers: Lee Brozgold and Alix Schneeberg. Op, pop, and the Beatles meet the New York City traffic bureau. --M. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

John Cage Performs James Joyce (1985) DVD NTSC, b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary_theatre, music

Sound by and with John Cage Document of a voice performance by John Cage who 'reads', 'vocalizes' and 'whispers' in three different manners his artificial language taken from 'Finnegens Wake' by James Joyce. Cage freely composed the letters according toa chance operation using the I-Ching.

Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

Jim Jennings

Painting the Town (1998) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

As a teenager, I started making films in the late 60's with a 16mm Keystone camera that my father's family had used to make home movies in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Since graduating from Bard College in 1973 as a Film Major, I have lived in NYC, making films on and off, while simultaneously being employed in unrelated fields. On more than one occasion I tried and failed to make a film in Times Square. A year ago while walking through there at night, I was inspired to try again. The filming was done on consecutive weekend nights. Between weekends I would have the 100-foot roll or two developed and project them once or twice. Propelled by "chords" and "melodies" that tantalized me, I would then go back for more in the editing room, after exhausting the shooting process, I freed my "Lullaby of Broadway". These two screenings of PAINTING THE TOWN are dedicated to Ken Jacobs, whose work and encouragement I am grateful for.--Jim Jennings

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

M. Henry Jones

Soul City (1979) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

In Henry Jones' words, this film is intended to, "Visually counterpoint the music of a subculture." Punk rock group FLESHTONES perform the song "Soul City," as tiny black & white cut-out figures, (with hand-tinted flesh tones), against a flickering background of brilliant color. In SOUL CITY, Jones 'recycled' the same basic movements of his subjects by reconstructing totally new motions from the same severely limited amount of footage. This was done through alteration of perspective, and reversal of selected movements at varying intervals. The number of movements a subject can make, artificially created from a few basics, becomes almost limitless once an understanding of what motivates activity in that subject from the beginning is achieved." --from Bikini Girl Magazine, January, 1979)

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Moonlight Sonata (1979) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Animated to the rhythms of Eric Satie's Gnossienne V. The moon and moonlight are the guiding lights of this visual interpretation, and I have kept the backgrounds in soft greens and blues. Only the cosmic tumbler, whose enigma is emphasized by his red color, breaks this pattern. Satie's music simplified and refined the imagery, made it the celestial circus I have always dreamed of. SONATA begins a new phase in my animation. I am finally getting in touch with the real poetry possible here. All works of art seem to come ready-made with their own sets of rules. And in this film only very simple movements were permitted.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Carabosse (1980) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Animation, also of a new order in the recent series of short works. Mostly on black space, the figures in blue perform a very compact and jewel-like opera in surreal form, again to Satie's piano music. Ideally, the film should be projected on a 30" wide white card sitting on a music stand, center stage of a large auditorium or music hall, with sound from the projector piped into the big speaker system. The film is most effective this way, but can be shown normal-size also.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Magenta Geryon (1983) 16mm, color, 30.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

I have tried to combine my feeling for personal and classical mythology with the images I see when I look upon the world. (This is a live film, not animation.) There are three parts, and each part is cut to a piece music chosen in advance of the photography. Therefore I call the film a "film concert". Part 1, ADAGIO, represents an Eros and Psyche mystique. Part 2, IN A SUMMER GARDEN, concerns my passion for gardening and my feelings for the medieval garden, the mystical rose, the somber formal gardens of Audrey Beardsley. Part 3, WINTER LIGHT, is filmed in the early morning hours of California mid-winter with its delicate touches of faery light. There is a kind of statement made also, which has to do with my feeling that despite a state of human alienation inherent in the modern world, the earth and its endless permutations of light emits an illumination paralleled in the human spirit.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Dave Lee

Shadow's Track (Part 2 Balinese Trilogy) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

My good friend Mr. E had to walk out. Was Rangda ringing too many changes for even this fearless dreamer? My only rock 'n roll film. --D. L. "I want to see, er, hear it again." --Mr. E.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alfredo Leonardi

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

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

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Richard Lerman

Sagittarius V (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

Sagittarius V has a science fiction quality and nervous energy. It is a composition of electronic music that can be seen. The film's images were produced by electronic music, and here, the images and music are synchronized. --R. L.

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

Richard Lerman

Ring Masters, The (1969) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

THE RING MASTERS images were produced on an oscilloscope, and were photographed through filters. The images were produced by electronic music. After editing, I composed a new electronic music sound track. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Third Book of Exercises (1971) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A basket of continuos strand of tape is fed by hand onto and through a tape recorder, and the performer (myself) must keep it tangle free and sounding good. A piano player does scales. I do this. The film may be projected in back of a live performance of the piece. The sounds mix and blend and time delays occur, and silences ensue. --R. L.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Charles I. Levine

Apropo of San Francisco (1968) 16mm, , 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

(After or for Jean Vigo) with Ben Van Meter. A study in visual rhythms and structure, using the same basic element repeated with variations.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Dance, music

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

Rental: $90.00
Super8 Rental: $90.00

Saul Levine

Few Tunes Going Out, A (1984) VHS NTSC, super8, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music, political

Includes: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE, GROOVE TO GROOVE and A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUSN'S MEDINA See film descriptions above.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00
Super8 Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Raps And Chants (1981) super8mm, color, 25.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

"RAPS AND CHANTS is also without the typical cataract of cuts. The first part is a man's monologue about a grueling LSD adventure (even the image is a washout), and the second is the portrait of a woman, gleefully milking cacophony from a tape recorder by rapidly playing with the buttons. It is an essay in the filmmaker's twofold aesthetic: the roughness and punch of experience remains without cosmetics, unsentimentalized, uninterpreted; instead, the material of its transmission, image, and sound, becomes the field of cathartic, nervous play, a wild Hasidic dance." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice "The filmmaker and collagist John Broderick tells (and sings) a story of a remarkable acid trip and the filmmaker, painter and collagist Caroline Avery laughingly plays a jazz tape recorder." -- Marjorie Keller

Rental: $85.00
Super8 Rental: $85.00

Saul Levine

Abrennen Soll Columbusn Medina (1985) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, political_social activism

The third tune of A FEW TUNES GOING OUT. A Memorial Day Parade of songs, histories, cross conversations and interchangeable parts.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Notes After Long Silence (1989) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, Political / Social Activism

"In title and content NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE directly alludes to Levine's '60s protest film, NEW LEFT NOTES, as well as to the SDS newspaper of the same name he once edited. It's also a startling companion piece to Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July. If Stone is ultimately ambivalent about Vietnam, Levine is not. A nameless vet in Fourth of July greets Tom Cruise's paraplegic Ron Kovic with 'Just what we need, another limp dick.' In NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE, ugly, ruddy close-ups of a flaccid penis begin to dominate the blitzkrieg montage; the limp dick isn't innocent bystander to America's Fall, but guilty witness. Yet the final images are of bouncy shtupping, a make-love-not-war, antiheroic corrective to Stone's mythic posturing." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Get it while you can (2000) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice. CAN was the first light lick I completed.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Jeanne Liotta

Loretta (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Sound by Carlo Altomare A photogram opera of laborious incarnations and corporeal dissolutions, this abstract direct animation takes the form of a woman or an aria, dissolving into the infinite. Living in time as high drama. Yellow conceived of as light materialized; a pure value emitting a particular frequency of energy, a dialectical manifestation of phenomena in flux, like any other movie "I love that which dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." -- Rene Clair

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Heather McAdams

Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

A scratch film set to music by J. J. Cale.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Akiko Iimura

Late Lunch (1985) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, hand-processed, music, spiritual/mystical

Film & music poetry. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Laura Parnes

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

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

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Laura Parnes

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

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

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Sidney Peterson

Man In A Bubble (1981) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

There is a wild sound in the streets where once bells called men to prayer and choruses chanted in march time to the decibels of an infernal brimstone cacophony from which the damned in a Boschean hell sought refuge in the solitude of the philosopher's egg, the transparent bubble of the alchemical Hermetic vessel. MAN IN A BUBBLE is a short documentary about personal acoustical space in an age of intolerable noise. Some stuff their ears against the electronic smog. Others wear headphones. A few scream and very few begin to discern in the deafening uproar the emergence of a Tondichtung worthy of the urban primitivism which gives birth to it. The film was shot in Chicago and New York. "Peterson has always been good on street photography, and the fragmented views of New York and Chicago have a jangling abrasive kick." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "I think you've managed one of the happiest most hopeful visions of yr life withOUT one jot of sentimentality to spoil it. The 'dancers'/skaters, each wrapped in his or her own 'bub' is a tough weave of HARD joy ... Bravo!" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Lar Tusb

Janis Joplin's Mams & Cunny (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Music

The late great oen when she was still with Big Brother & the Holding Company (she could really shake that thing) plus living legend Don Adams of "Get Smart." The vibes are outasite.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Reynold Weidenaar

Wavelines II (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Technology

"A film of three abstract, kinetic visual-musical compositions using oscilloscope images and original electronic music." - R.W. "A stunning alliance of tape and film... It is a high-voltage work in which a synthesised music track is united with a multi-patterned movie sequence. The combination of visual and aural in this work remained splendidly convincing. The kaleidoscopic film patterns always had an underlying relationship to the music. Liquid motion in sight and sound seemed to have a purpose." - Worcester Telegram 2/7/82

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Phil Weisman

Schubert's Lantern (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A homage to Schubert (the composer, as well as my dog Schubert who participated here) inspired by the magic of Melies. Light, a kind of chameleon, changes shape, revealing that which occupies the same space at the same time.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sheri Wills

Stream Flows I for solo violin, The (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Psychology & Mental Health

This piece reflects on how memories can intrude into and define the present. The music, by Bright Sheng, is based on a traditional Chinese folk song. --S. W.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Jud Yalkut

Godz, The (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Document of 1960's rock-and-roll cult band "The Godz." Contains footage of a few mid-60's performances as well as candid footage of the band.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Nat Zeller

Dancin' Monkey () 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, music

A film about a dancing monkey. Featuring music by The American Wildcats, with the song "Mad Hootin' Dancin' Monkey," written by Harold Thomas. Also featuring Norby - The Almost Human Gorilla.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
35mm Rental: $35.00

Pip Chodorov

Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (2002) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A piano concert by Charlemagne Palestine, filmed on super-8 and optically printed. Each film frame corresponds to a note in the concert; as the music speeds up, photography becomes cinema. The discordant harmonics are translated visually into complementary colors. By representing music visually, the fast flickering creates an orgasm in the optic nerve

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Lili Chin

Finnish Psyche (Excerpt 1) The Red Spectre (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Lili Chin

Portrait Of Shanghai (2006) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

A documentation of a live performance by musicians from Finland at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Lloyd Williams

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Music

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

16mm Sale: $75.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Mr. Boogie Woogie () DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists, music

From the early days of 3/4" color portapak video comes this fascinating look at blues pianist Mose Vinson. Also features Memphis Slim and Ma Rainey II, with informal performances by "Mr. Boogie Woogie" and interviews from his boyhood Mississippi home. "Vinson's world is beautiful, troubled, and important." -- Film Library Quarterly

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Craig Baldwin

Sonic Outlaws (1995) color & b/w, 87 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music. Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Jasmine Hirst

Center of the World (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 2:29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

All my life I wanted to come to New York and be an artist. My dream finally came true. I met the most amazing women...artists, musicians, filmmakers. I looked at them one day and thought: "Oh my God I'm at the center of the world!" And then my life went to hell......

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

Dark Rainbow (2008) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 4:43 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Music

During a devastating relationship break-up, rather than kill myself, I wrote this song, and directed and edited the music video. Although I am not a musician, for 15 months I observed my ex-lover writing music, and thought:...I can do that.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

Best Revenge (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 4:05 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Hooray for Goodbye, a New York alternative rock band, whose members are Genny Pavitt, Marz Mikeo, Wendy Kidd and Sorra An, asked me to film and direct this music video for them.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Katrina Del Mar

I Got What I Came For (2008) DVD NTSC, , 4 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Music

GSX "I Got What I Came For" music video.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Maria Niro

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jonas Mekas

Mob of Angels: Baptism (1990) DVD NTSC, Color, 61 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal Diary & Journal

One hour with a women's drumming group led by Layne Redmond, who has devoted her life to reviving the ancient Mediterranean tradition of women's ceremonial drumming and ritual celebrations. Using one of the world's oldest known instruments, the small hand held frame drum, the Mob of Angels create a contemporary music that pulses with the rhythms of an archaic language.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Marie Losier

Cet Air La (2010) DVD NTSC, b & w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music

with April March and Julien Gasc. Cet Air la is a famous french song from 1963, sung live by NY singer April March in acapela with Julien Gasc. The couple is singing while flying over a superimposed 16mm projection of a stop motion animation of a series of clouds, birds, bubbles, smoke machines and glitters...the song has the texture of a dream. Part of Residency Unlimited Project.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Marie Losier

Papal Broken Dance (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music

Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3- Genesis P-Orridge with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends. A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring...all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jackie Raynal

Merce Cunningham (1962) DVD NTSC, b & w, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, dance, music

The choreographer Merce Cunningham working with the musician John Cage and the painter Robert Rauschenberg.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Patrick McElnea

Please Tell Me Why / Seersucker (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music

Two pieces from 2007, inspired by early soul television performances by Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson, demonstrate my conflicted desires as an artist. Please Tell Me Why's character is at once crucified to his context and camouflaged inside of it. Immobile, digitized, and pre-recorded a singer is sheathed in an increasingly static abstraction. He is eventually lost by the camera scaling outward, but still heard. He asks why we have left him there. Seersucker moves from back-lit to front-lit, and in clashing clean verticality with messy horizontality, a hero entertainer is defeated painter. A racially ambiguous character is caught between two versions of the same song. In an attempt to stand erect, the performer achieves un-making a mark in rewind.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Katie Torn

Defunct (2011) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Music, Mystical, Technology

In Defunct, a human figure wearing painted constructions confronts the viewer with an awkward dance. As the dance progresses the figure's image in modified through video effects, creating further abstractions of the body and digital additions to the human form.

Rental: $25.00 sale: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $$50.00

Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art/artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projections of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

Rental: $20 sale: $80
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DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Stephane Marti

La Cite des neuf portes (1977) DVD PAL, Color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, music

The mastery of Marti explodes in LA CITE DES NEUF PORTES, where this young filmmaker constructs a rigorous work, coherent while variegated, rhythmical like a concerto, with piani and andante. In this case, a concerto for masculine bodies, often in makeup or travesty and Super-8 camera. Generally editing the film in the camera at the moment of filming, and playing on the lightness of his equipment with quasi-caresses or filmic coruscations, Marti thus reveals himself to be one of the masters of Super-8. -Dominique Noguez

DVD PAL Sale: $62.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Gregg Biermann

Happy Again (2006) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Dance, Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The signature scene from the Hollywood musical Singin' in the Rain is split into seven layers. Each layer is moving at a different speed and is visible equally in superimposition. At the temporally central point all visual and audio elements coalesce in a single frame. The result uncovers a new cinema, music and dance that are buried within the familiar iconic sequence.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD Individual 60 DVD Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Another Picture (2007) DVD_NTSC, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Another Picture is a digital age motion study inspired by the "chronophotographic" work of Etienne-Jules Marey. The finale from the Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard is split into 16 superimposed layers. Each duplicate of the scene dissolves in and out such that it is slightly offset in time from the next. The result is oddly static and hyperactive at the same time.

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00 Individual 60.00 Institution

Gregg Biermann

Crop Duster Octet (2011) Blu-Ray, Color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Crop Duster Octet, the iconic crop duster sequence from Hitchcock's North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is repeatedly attacked by a small airplane swooping from the sky is deconstructed into eight horizontal bands, each of which is slightly out of synch with the next. As the scene (and, in particular, Grant's body) is continuously deconstructed, the patterns of action are refigured and intensified, culminating in a crescendo of convergence - Jaimie Baron, LA Filmforum

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual 60 Blu-Ray Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Cinema Study (2003) Blu-Ray, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Cinema Study is a reworking of images and sounds taken from Orson Welles landmark film Citizen Kane. The piece breaks the frame into multiple smaller rectangles, each with short video and audio samples from the original film. Part of the activity of the viewer seems to be the activity of keeping track of the images, which pop around the screen, and how they relate to the sounds. All of the sounds in the piece are in a precise synchronous relationship with the images on the screen. The original narrative film breaks down almost completely, and becomes an almost pure visual and musical experience. Call it Citizen Kane the re-mix.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray $30 Individual $60 Institution

Gregg Biermann

High Noon Reflections (2009) DVD NTSC, BW, 12 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Film About Film, Found Footage, Muisic

In this piece simple patterns intervene and the original material (an iconic passage from the classic film High Noon) is transformed by them. Each shot from the original material is repeated five times and this sequence is broken up into a four part split screen, with each part of the mosaic two and one half seconds ahead of the next. The images also reflect across their horizontal and vertical axes in a regular pattern. The result is a gradual yet propulsive, shifting, and hypnotic transformation of the original sequence.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Blu-Ray Institutional

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Gregg Biermann

Labyrinthine (2010) DVD, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Labyrinthine (2010) Biermann takes forty-one shots of memorable and iconographic moments in Hitchcock's classic Vertigo (1958). The shots are superimposed on top of each other creating a hypnotic labyrinth of repetitions and transformations. The different moments overlap in a kind of contra-punctual proliferation lasting 15 minutes. Ultimately, a labyrinth of movements appears both within the image (the image within the image) and between the images (the changing relationship between the images within the image). Continuity editing is replaced by a discontinuous and labyrinthine editing, and the screen doesn't show one image at a time, but several.... The images have a stuttering and discontinuous logic which arrests and focuses on perceptual phenomena which slips away when seeing the film. Biermann opens these intervals of the imperceptible and enlarges them and turns them into art form of its own. It is as if he uses the technologically enhanced object quality of the images to explore the optical unconscious by means not envisioned by Walter Benjamin. --Eivind Rossaak, Algorithmic Culture, or the New Multiplicity of the Image, Between Stillness and Motion: Film, Photography, Algorithms (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) In Labyrinthine Biermann transforms Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) ...using digital imaging technology to restage the film as an architectural work, something constructed within a spatially enclosed whole. -- Martin Rumsby, Millennium Film Journal No. 56

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD Individual $60 DVD Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Magic Mirror Maze (2012) DVD Blu-Ray, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The famed Hall of Mirrors sequence of Welles' classic noir The Lady from Shanghai is transformed through a succession of four algorithmic progressions of split screen patterns. The result is hypnotic, kaleidoscopic and a bit uncanny.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 Blu-Ray Individual or $60 Institutional

Gregg Biermann

Spherical Coordinates (2005) DVD, B/W, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The camera moves in a variety of ways examining the inside of a 3D animated sphere on the inside of which a scene from Psycho is wrapped.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

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Gregg Biermann

The Hills Are Alive (2005) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Dance, Film About Film, Found Footage, Music

An iconic scene from the beloved Hollywood musical The Sound of Music is transformed through a contrapuntal progression of split screen effects. The resulting mosaic reveals haunting melodies and reverberating dissonance.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Gregg Biermann

The Waters of Casablanca (2002) DVD NTSC, B/W, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

A single frame from the classic film Casablanca is transformed into six minutes of exploding and hyperactive animation. Although the process is entirely digital, it actually relates to the hand-made or cameraless tradition more than most computer animation.

DVD PAL Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Gregg Biermann

Utopia Variations (2008) DVD NTSC, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In this piece the over the rainbow sequence from The Wizard of Oz moves forward from the beginning and backwards from the end in half second intercuts. This gradually builds from one screen to a "25-voice" split-screen canon in which each voice is slightly out of sync. The resulting matrix is mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Gregg Biermann

Utopia Variations (2008) DVD NTSC, B/W, 5 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In this piece the over the rainbow sequence from The Wizard of Oz moves forward from the beginning and backwards from the end in half second intercuts. This gradually builds from one screen to a "25-voice" split-screen canon in which each voice is slightly out of sync. The resulting matrix is mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Josh Solondz

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Rental: $40
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

One Day in May (2012) DVD_PAL, color, 20 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: dance, environment & nature, music, spiritual/mystical

One day in May is an installation collaboration with composer and violinist Alex Balanescu, highlighting the sculptural and visceral beauty of the mayfly. Her movements are choreographed into a dance that explores her short life. Her death comes in the form of a spider that descends his web to devour her, leaving only a shell of the carcass to be rocked by the night's breeze, gentle and quiet before a summer storm descends.

Rental: $80
DVD PAL Rental: $80

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Narrative

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

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

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Vera Neubauer

Mid Air (1986) DVD_PAL, Color , 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music , Political/social activism

Why would women in Europe today want to be witches and practice witchcraft? The opera 'Mid Air' sets out to answer this question.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Fly in the Sky (2010) DVD_PAL, color, 4.48 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

"Let us say that Fly in the Sky has fallen into a spiderweb and the spider has sucked her dry. This is a fact cannot be forgotten. If such a fact should be forgotten, it would create a blemish in the universe. Do you understand me or not?" I.B. Singer

For the last 800 years many monks, nuns and prisoners dreamed of escaping the Abbey.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Tanya Small

Silver Jews-The Walnut Falcon (1989/2014) DVD_NTSC, Color , 2,26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art Artists , Found Footage , Music , Personal diary journal

Pre-Silver Jews and prePavement song and video filmed on VHS and recorded on cassette tape in their first apartment in New York City area in Jersey City Heights, with ram and falcon.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

Lynne Sachs

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

99 Hooker

Selected Works (2001-2012) DVD_NTSC, color and b&w, min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, cameraless, comedy, environment and nature, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, films about film, fond footage, hand processed, history, literature & theater, music, philosophical, queer, bi, trans, technology

Selected work for distribution by the Film-Makers' Cooperative. DVD includes:
-Blockbuster
-Messerschmidt
-Mad Plaid
-Static Ocean
-Re:Nude
-9/11 Hiroshima Advent Calendar
-Body Count
-Deep Fat Fried Grinder

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Ruth Novaczek

Radio (2011) DVD, color and b&w, 22:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, music, personal / diary / journal , philosophical

Five film chapters that remix found footage, video diaries. A concept album in film and video.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

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.

Georg Anthony Svatek

#2 (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: body , dance, music , structural

In Collaboration with Florinda Frisardi

Video installation of two cameras positioned outside a square demarkation. Two bodies moving in and out of sync, crossing screens, touching, rolling, twisting, turning, falling.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Mitch Corber

APARTHEID ASIDE (1986) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, polititcal / social activism

Political rock-song driven APARTHEID ASIDE : 'No matter how far you run, you can't run away from yourself.' Both a colorized and black-white delight. A cinematic kaleidoscope offering the viewer a psychedelic and reverberating quick-cut technique.

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Mitch Corber

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $40

Tobe Carey

Banjo Feedback (1974) DVD, color, 13:35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Early processed video with video feedback loop triggered by renowned banjo player, Billy Faire. Recorded in b&w video, colorized with Siegal Colorizer. Features two original banjo tunes.

Rental: $40

Tobe Carey

Woodstock Summer of '94 - Not the Music, Just the Scene (1995) DVD, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: music

An independent view of the happenings surrounding the Woodstock Festival of 1994. Included are buying and selling of more T-shirts than you knew existed... action on the Woodstock Town Green, the site during and after the event... Mudstock and mud-people... in the tents with the people... gate crashers... pay per view hippies... the site clean up... and more...

Rental: $70.00

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

Louis Cox

Special Delivery (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, 1:33 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A deliveryman gets in over his head.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Le Window (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:03 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A new wave of suspense film.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Jonathan Brainin

Gates (2010) color, 6.30 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, history, music, technology

Abstract (documentary) video made from footage of 'The Gates' installation in Central Park, NYC 2005.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Three. Two (2010) color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, technology

Abstraction of a prior abstract video

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Affirmation (2005) color, 7.30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Abstract video created in the aftermath of an encounter by a cat with a large ball of yarn.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Abstract Mimesis: Zion (2006) DVD, color, 31 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, structural, technology

Abstract video created from one still image of a mountain wall at Zion National Park.

Rental: $30

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

The Key Ceremony (2014) DVD, color, 43 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, history, music, political & social activism, spiritual/mystical

A feisty, artsy documentary about an Easy Village community garden and the fight for governance with a slew of downtown luminaries like Bob Holman.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $10

Steve Bull

Farmwork (1985) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Andrew Kim

SOCIETY OF MOTION (2015) 16mm, Color, 3:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, Hand-Processed, music, Spiritual/Mystical, technology

"Intently look at the flame. Do not think of think of qualities of the flame, of the light. Just look at the flame. You don't look at the candle. You don't look at any objects around. Just the flame. Take a few deep breaths. Then close your eyes. This may be of help to you..."

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

Akiko Iimura

Mon Petit Album (1973) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, music, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical

Film poetry with music of Jacques Bekaert played by David Behman and Takehisa Kosugi. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ozan Adam

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

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Faith Hubley

Voyage to Next (1974) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: history, music, political & social activism

Mother Earth and Father Time examine the state of the planet Earth. Humankind has divided itself into a system of nationalistic boxes. Father Time projects twenty years of horror. Mother Earth and Father Time discuss the foolish choices humans have made in the past. The humans realize their plight and begin to imagine their preferred worlds. Produced for the Institute for World Order Music by Dizzy Gillespie Voices of Dizzy Gillespie, Maureen Stapleton and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $600.00

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

Grete Miller

Uncovered (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, music

An experimental documentary about a professional, multi-instrumentalist, musician, Stacy Bechtel. This film presents a poetic portrait of a artist's craft and passion. Stacy delivers a powerful message in our celebrity-driven times and age of commoditized authenticity. Being secure in one's work and life, not for fashion, but for one's self. Stacy's story reminds us to look outside the clout of major cities, and 'take time to notice the local musician'.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

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