Yuri A

P (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, History, Psychology & Mental Health, Science & Medicine

P (rectum spectrum), a retrospect on shit & its history. Many cultures in many times have used human excreta as components of medicines and magic potions. In our culture today these materials still have great magical power. They are some of the commonest substances around, and yet because of what they represent to us and remind us of, they repel, shock and offend. P has the power to short-circuit trains of thoughts repressed by the viewer, sparking new realizations.

Rental: $30.00
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David Abramson

Girl On a Landscape (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Title Photograph: John Huston. "The neurotic flight of a beautiful unwed coed who fears she is pregnant." "Hibbard's score is magnificent, brilliant! The best for any film... commercial or otherwise." -- Charles Dodge GIRL ON A LANDSCAPE captures that state of mind of the neurotic, alienated, coed with great perception and honesty." - Paul Penningroth, psychiatrist.

Rental: $30.00
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Mark Abramson

Shoot The Actor (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

The film begins in the cluttered apartment of an unemployed actor, We become familiar with his way of life and routine. As he carries out his daily tasks, he becomes aware of an unknown threat. We watch as a stranger follows him and makes his presence known in increasingly disturbing ways. The more the actor tries to elude the danger, the more persistent the stranger becomes. As the film progresses, we become involved in the horror-fantasy that is his constant companion. The stranger silently confronts him in the subway and in the streets; becomes a terrifying opponent in a fencing match and eventually traps him in this apartment. In desperation, he flees to the roof where his attacker confronts him. Suddenly the actor realizes that he is in front of a movie camera and is being encouraged to perfom. His actor's instincts take over and he begins to sing and dance for the camera. The intensity of his performance increases. He is loved. He has found approval. As the camera pans closer and closer to the edge of the roof, the actor, in the glory of his performance, falls to his death.

Rental: $30.00
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Gary Adlestein

Optical Lyrics (1981) 16mm, color & b/w, 24 min

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Six short films (WOLF; LINDA; SWAN BOAT; RACE; PIE PLATES; RIPPLE); lyrical flights between stillness and motion, chance and choice, yin and yang; structures based on simple matting and rapid single-frame intercutting of short strips of S-8 optically printed to 16mm. The filmmaker creates a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage... The impression we get is one of piercing light and home-spun shadows. -- Linda Gross, Los Angeles TIMES

Rental: $50.00
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Peggy Ahwesh

Martina's Playhouse (1989) Color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

A film about the riddles of our sexual construction and the complexities of play. "Since the mid-'70s, feminist filmmakers have taken up the gauntlet of visual representation, challenging sexist imagery with new paradigms of difference. One of the wittiest contenders is Ahwesh, whose film, MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE, premiered at the Collective for Living Cinema. If the unprecedented success of Pee-Wee Herman suggests (let's hope) a potential crisis in masculinity, then MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE signals that the equally artificial construct of femininity is ready to explode." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Super 8 to Video.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $120.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Nocturne (1998) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Literary & Theatre, Psychology & Mental Health

Forming a trilogy with the Deadman (1990) and The Color of Love (1994), Nocturne features Anne Kugler, Bradley Eros and Karen Sullivan in a minatory scenario in film and Pixilvision, combining plot elements culled from Mario Bava's The Whip and the Flesh (1963) with writings on sexuality and violence from Kathy Acker, the Marquis de Sade and Steven Shaviro. A psychological horror film based on fear and disquietude and the anticipation of violence. . . among the shadows of the night and the lurid dreams of imagination, with no clear division between fact and hallucination, between life and death, between dread and desire.

Rental: $120.00
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Richard Allen

Mistakes of Heaven (1990) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

MISTAKES OF HEAVEN is a poetic/expressionistic film, which shows a man's progress upward from one stage of hell to the next. It is an experimentally expressed narrative -- told in images and movement -- of a man tangled in dreams and desires which are at once uplifting, mystifying, and humbling.

Rental: $40.00
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Rebecca M. Alvin

Voices (1996) 16mm, color & b/w, 23.25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An unusual character study of an aging Catholic woman dealing with the eminent loss of her husband and her rowing delusion-filled mental illness. The film examines the alienation and loneliness of aging and of mental illness, while also exploring religion as a coping mechanism. Voices combines elements of fantasy, psychological horror, and drama into a thoughtful character study. It has been shown in a number of venues in the United States, including the Utah Short Film & Video Festival.

Rental: $70.00
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Gregory Anthon

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Tony Bannon

Citizens of What Country (1973) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is the story of a young American Army deserter arriving in Buffalo's bleak bus terminal, his pre-flight coaching by a peace worker, his trek across the bridge and into Toronto, the way of things so far in the exile community, the melancholy expectancies for himself and others of the New Dispossessed in this next-to-worst of two worst possible worlds. The directors have by all odds a most life-gripping topic. We get apparently spontaneous, heart-jolting remarks by poker faced youngsters who have lost about everything but their lives. There are glimpses of a commune with the most depressing kitchen tub of indelible chow since Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH, bare boards in crack-wall rooms, the hollow timbre and seemingly even the smell of a social cave... The film gets to you. It evokes the ache and dislocation, at times the simple nobility of self-exiled youth, however wrong-headed they might appear to the political adversary." -- John Dwyer, Buffalo Evening News "CITIZENS OF WHAT COUNTRY? A good question. A really good question. And a good movie. See it." -- CARM-UNIQUE (publication of Committee to Aid Refugees from Militarism, a Toronto exile organization.) "A poignant human effect is created." -- Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers' Newsletter. "Recommended for campus viewing." -- Don Herb, Circle (publication of Lutheran Council in the USA, Department of Campus Ministry). "An extraordinary insight into the political and cultural refugee." --International Experimental Film Festival, Montreal.

Rental: $36.00
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Alan Baxter

Dakota (1977) 16mm, black and white, 25.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A young, boyish sketch artist falls madly in love with an attractive but older woman whom he sees jogging in Central Park one day. Because he lives in such a different world from the woman's, the boy can only fantasize about her in his apartment, drawing sketches and collecting articles of clothing reminiscent of her. Still, he pursues the woman through-out the city, only to have his dream about her painfully destroyed at the end. However, one realizes that there is a haunting loneliness in the woman's life also, a loneliness that can be compared to the boy's as well.

Rental: $45.00
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Bruce Birmelin

Tuna Fish Kiss (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10.50 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1967 and 1968. A young man given to delusions and visions, journeys through a series of misadventures via his wheelchair and his own mixture of fact and fantasy.

Rental: $30.00
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Jerry Bloedow

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

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

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

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

Rental: $150

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Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $75

Dietmar Brehm

Murder Mystery, The (1992) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A superlatively crafted film which uses the psychology of sight deprivation to keep the viewer in suspense: you are allowed only the merest glimpses of what is really going on. The cumulative effect as a mental picture starts to grow, is at once titillating and disturbing. Director Brehm knows exactly how to tempt our darkest desires.

Rental: $36.00
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Noll Brinckmann

Verdigris (1982) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

... is a film about female sexuality . But instead of developing a sexual program or an argument, the film tries to capture a number of different, even contradictory stances and feelings as they might exist simultaneously in a single mind. This is in part achieved through the objects in the frame -- male statues, for instance, and a woman relating to them in her own way -- and partly through a tension between the surfaces of these objects, their varying degrees of dryness,solidity, glossiness, smoothness, or concavity. Color is particularly important in this film because it motivates the cuts, or serves to establish a rapport between the objects. So is the music, which was initially written for a Hollywood musical, where it performed a narrative function designed to carry suggestions of fluidity and desire.

Rental: $30.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Good Evening Everybody (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

Burckhardt has taken the young woman as his world. With characteristic good humor and lightness of touch in editing and pacing, he never succumbs to the cloying bombardment of the 'I'll put in everything' approach. He shapes it into a film we slide right down, toward a sparkling blue pool of water: our own sense of exhilaration." Ron Padgett "Good Evening Everybody" does not construct a world, but projects a personality. Burckhardt's camera observes life in a way characteristic of someone sensitive to irony, detail, diversity, humor, incongruity and (even) beauty, expressive of a cultivated, somewhat aloof, yet generous sensibility that suggests a perceptive, complicated and engaging, in fact ideal, traveling companion." Noel Carroll, SOHo News

Rental: $60.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Inside Dope (1971) 16mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"One rainy day in Tulsa, when I was 13, the gym teacher showed our class some films in the 'mat' room. One film was about Dope: Jane's a nice girl dating Bob, and they go out in his '48 convertible and park with some friends of Bob's, rather fast friends it turns out. Pretty soon someone lights up a bent little cigarette and offers it to Jane. What's the matter is she chicken? Too late. Pretty soon she's hooked. On H. It has taken me 16 years to find a film which rivals this masterpiece. INSIDE DOPE is a pseudo-educational, fictitious documentary survey of the ups, downs, ins and far-outs of Dope. It is stunningly entertaining, because it is at once very funny and slightly sinister, like Red Skelton in the sky with diamonds. Burckhardt has assembled a star-studded cast: Edwin Denby, the silver ghost himself; beautiful naked girls Tessie Mitchell and Joan Fagin; beautiful but not naked girls Mimi Gross, Yvonne Jacquette, Gerry Jacquette, Elisabeth Rodgers and Susan Leites; dancer Bill Dunas; painters Larry Rivers. Red Grooms and Arthur Cohen; philosopher Edmund Leites; filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt and his son Jacob; and a supporting cast of thousands, including a crack drill corps of marching pills (in an animated sequence by poet Larry Fagin). The film has too many high points to mention, except for one, when a bum falls on the sidewalk and makes along distance call on a milk bottle." -- Ron Padgett

Rental: $60.00
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Tom Chomont

Space Time Studies (1977) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"De eevwigheid duurt een oogwenk./ De ti jd duurt maar door." -- A. Roland Holet. "This film is in several short sections. Most are set in a single location or 'space'; the editing introduces a temporal element into that space. In the third section, for example, the setting is a European cafe; Chomont cuts between different shots that seem to be adjacent to each other in this single space, but various cues--such as the change in characters' positions--tell us that the shots were taken at different times. Chomont is exploring here a fundamental paradox of cinema: that time and space are interdepent, that one camera can film space in a way that make different parts of it seem simultaneously present, cut this simultaneity is an illusion -- the time of the filming and of the strip of film in projection is always moving forward." -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978.

Rental: $45.00
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Tony Cokes

Fade To Black (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In this meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain "casual" events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites-gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes-details of an ideology of repressed racism.

Rental: $60.00
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Cathy Cook

Bust Up (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"BUST UP is a tickling thriller about an afternoon tea that's an introduction to an out-of-town visitor. During the tea, Holly spontaneously transforms into several female personas that entertain and startle the curious guest. Holly's multiple BUST UP personas are all obsessed with the beverage tea and the formalities of etiquette, pedigree and hospitality. Still photography and repetitive camera innercuttings create a montage of film styles that with a comedic edge project the tension of this close encounter of a sterepphonic mind." --Jerome Schultz

Rental: $30.00
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Cathy Cook

Beyond Voluntary Control (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

BEYOND VOLUNTARY CONTROL conveys the experience of psychological and physical confinement. Through a surreal montage of haunting images from diverse sources, a sense of the obsessions, phobias, and diseases that constrict personal freedom is tellingly communicated. Dancer David Figueroa contributes his original and evocative movements to the mix. A soundtrack with poems by Emily Dickinson and Sharon Olds escorts the visual, and an interview with the filmmaker's mother poignantly underscores the latter's struggle with Parkinson's disease.- Lock yourself in, then let yourself go.

Rental: $75.00 sale price 175.00
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Robert Cowan

Moddle Toddle (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

Why is it that just when you start getting into something you really like, that woman comes along with all her gyrating and sexy outfits; she's so irresistable you just can't go on... or can you. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Cowan

Soul Freeze (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

"SOUL FREEZE is Cowan's masterpiece to date, and one of the most consciously anguished of films. It is centered around a man who is being 'tempted' by female sexuality. But it begins not with the man, but with two mythic images: a woman carrying a sign with the man's picture on it through the streets, and white, burning candles. This kind of imagery is contained throughout the film: things appear that are not part of the 'story' but are part of the feelings that Cowan draws from his 'story': the girl in the coffin, whom the man worships, the flesh being cut up, the geometrical shapes and finally the burning picture at the end. But Cowan's ideas are expressed most fully not by the presence of these things but by the way the whole film is shot and cut. To the subject of the film Cowan brings exceptionally violent feelings concerning the existence of human flesh; perhaps, concerning the physicality of all things. The violent cuts, images flashing on and off, throughout the film, partly expresses this. But it is also contained in the shooting style, which turns objects into blocks of light and dark. The borders of these objects seem to be clashing with the borders of the adjacent ones; the conflict, accentuated by the cutting, seems to result from a wish to destroy or deny the physicality of all things. But Cowan does not propose anything to replace it; and in fact the film is inextricably tied to that physicality. Thus the film expresses a great internalized violence, and intense sense of pain; but at the same time it is beautiful, for like any art, the pain is more than simple pain, it comes out of a form that contains more than can be said in words and it is the form which is beautiful."--Fred Camper

Rental: $60.00
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Robert Cowan

Alone (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"From the way the film begins, and the way the outside images are used, it is clear that they are not intended to be entirely specific to the girl; not, say, to represent her 'thpughts.' The objects and images are rather metaphors--i. e., the pale, barren snow scenes--for the girl's state. Further, they place her isolation in a more general context than that of a single person's experience. The film creates a whole system which describes that isolation. This is made clearer still by the end, which alters the girl's color and removes her from her relatively personalized room." --F. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Cowan

Shadow Glass, The (1976) 16mm, black and white, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"... is roughly based on Ewers' 'Student of Prague'. It concerns a young man who, feeling incapable of surmounting the harsh realities of love and life, sends his reflection cut to procure and win for him the object of his desire. Rather than being his servant and slave, the reflection takes over and controls the life of the man. In frustration and anger the man kills his reflection in order to be set free. The reality of the situation is the reality of suicide. The entire film could be interpreted as taking place in a brief second--for as long as it takes pull the trigger. --B. C.

Rental: $50.00
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George George Csicsery

Ceremony (1972) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
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John A. Cutaia

Rituals (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In 1966 RITUALS was 'voted one of the all time best movies of the UCLA film department.'--(Nat Freedland, Cavalier, Feb./68). Conservative members of the faculty subjected to pressures from politicians in Sacramento and perhaps themselves a little nauseated at the realism of a sequence depicting the frustrated girl freaking on acid, via a razor blade, ordered the film banned. After two years of negotiation with University officials, Cutaia finally secured its release. --J. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Herb Danska

Gift, The (1962) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

"THE GIFT is the most brilliantly original U. S. movie released so far in 1962, a stylistic tour d'esprit that employs a subtle and modern language of cinema to release a mood and distill a moment of great inward sweetness and intensity... Danska cuts restlessly from image to image, dims the screen to deceive the eye, blurs the voices to confuse the ear. Why? To diminish the impasse of each part of the picture, to force the spectator to see it whole" --Time Magazine

Rental: $40.00
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Sandra Davis

Preponderance of Evidence (1999) 16mm, color, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health

Three women telling their own stories in a non-narrative, non-documentary form. How do inner conflicts of intimacy, sexual need, and violent impulses emerge in personal relationships? The evidence includes testimonies describing experiences of sexuality, love relationships, births, illegal abortions, adolescence as a Jew in revolutionary Russia and in the Protestant US Midwest. Private anecdotes illuminate societal realities of race, culture and gender. My "story" contributed contradictory images: the archaic Florida swamp, the elegant forms of European medieval architecture, Congress and Anita Hill, the mermaids of Weekie Wachee, victim heroines of European opera, abstract color and light explorations. Bits of 1950s educational films testify to scientific belief in cause and effect and stupefying patriarchal convictions of "how to" grow up well, avoid "going bad" and get a date for the prom.

Rental: $65.00
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Storm De Hirsch

Goodbye In The Mirror (1964) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"A dramatic feature shot on location in Rome. Centered around the adventures and illusions of three girls living abroad, the film explores their restlessness and personal involvments in assuming the role of woman as hunter" --S. D. H. "I, myself, belonging to the Spies for Beauty, Inc., and the humble monk of the Order of Fools, was allowed to peek at this film, and I couldn't believe what beauty struck my eyes, what sensuousness." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $80.00
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Donna Deitch

Portrait () 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Agrippa Depaula

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
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Maya Deren

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A large flower, the silhouette of a figure briskly walking away, a house key, a bread knife, a telephone receiver resting off the hook, and a spinning phonographic turntable define the shifting functional elements in Meshes of the Afternoon from which the film's evolving, malleable construct - the fragile and tenuously interconnected mesh of actual and perceived reality - is intriguingly (and ingenuously) mapped. A woman (Maya Deren) walking along the sidewalk near her home catches a momentary glimpse of a figure turning the corner, unlatches the front door and, after a cursory inspection of the empty household, proceeds upstairs to rest on an armchair situated by a front-view window. From this deceptively simple introductory premise, Maya Deren modulates the mise-en-scene of seemingly mundane objects to create overlapping, yet non-intersecting planes of existential reality, using permutations of recurring images - mirrored surfaces (the apparition's face, polished metal spheres, a hand mirror), glass, duality and doppelgangers - to represent variably interlocking narrative fragments of observation, inference, deduction, and memory. Unfolding with the narrative discontinuity characteristic of nouvelle roman literature (creating an idiosyncratically dissociative filmic language that also characterizes Alain Resnais' subsequent feature films, particularly Last Year at Marienbad and Je t'aime, je t'aime), the film posits a series of subtle structural, temporal, and logical mutations, creating a sublimely recursive, mind-bending meditation on the interaction between experience and memory, domestic banality and violence, imagination and causation.

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Maya Deren

At Land (1944) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

At Land is another of Maya Deren's dream like films. The message which it transmits to and its main subject rests on the idea of the mutability of a personality. Maya said once that this film was made to show people the struggle to maintain the personal identity. The whole film has only 15 minutes, in which a whole life is subjectively described. It was made in the year of 1944, and Deren was the one who wrote, directed and played,the featured role in it, just like in her first movie Meshes of the Afternoon. Maya Deren is laying on the sand, and the ocean's waves are coming and going like if she had been spelled from it. This symbolic birth from the sea was particularly chosen to make us think of the role of education. She came from the sea, different from all the others who had influences and rules to follow since were born. Having the chance to find out by herself who she is and what she is doing there at that specific moment, like in a natural way maya would say, make her run. The film is all about her world exploration, her curiosity to discover what is in there, criticizing the society at that time which was not curious to know if there was any truth besides television or Hollywood. At the end, she chooses to go back to the sea after her incessant odyssey at land to find an identity.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Roger Deutsch

Dead People (1983) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

With scary precision Deutsch anatomizes and illuminates the way we invent the characters we live out, and the people we surround ourselves with. Here is a very young man falling in love with the image of an old man who, by virtue of wrinkles and drunkenness and lively wit and verbal skill and being black, seems to embody an authenticity the young man lacks. And here is the young man grown up, studying the pretenses of his younger days, and of the noble old role-player himself. With images that continue to haunt me, and the sense of the spaces of a life lives, he probes for the essences of our invented selves, our devious and glittering accomodations. I keep talking to the film, and have since I first saw it: it is a life invented, dignified and finally demystified. Yet the last stripping away seems itself a marvel of enrichment; the austere images and lushly ascerbic music that end the film make, in a direct, filmic, non-discursive way, the realist sense of person: our dramatic behaviours are absurd forgivable turbulance in a sea of presence. Deutsch does the hardest thing: he forgives even the forgiver."--Rober Kelly

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Vivienne Dick

Guerillere Talks (1978) VHS NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"Dick's first film, consists of eight unedited rolls of super-8 sound footage. A chorus of red and white Kodak leader separates the individual rolls, each of which is a sort of screen test for Dick's female subjects (most of whom are or were associated with the punk music scene)...Guerillere Talks can be seen as the extension of Warholian pragmatism to super-8 talkies. However, by juxtaposing various examples of female self-definition against the backdrop of a decaying social order, the film is also the rehearsal and paradigm for Dick's subsequent work." --Jim Hoberman, October issue 20, Spring 1982

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Susana Donovan

Boy Frankenstein (1994) DVD NTSC, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

It is said that Hitler could not have had his reign of power had the German nuclear family not been structured as it was. Boy Frenkenstein reveals the machinations of such a power structure, and the maintenance roles played by the institutions of education and psychiatry. These institutions foist their lunacy and the responsibility of keeping its secrets upon the child. Gendre identity is addressed as well: Family comments ("You have your mother's eyes", etc.) play on the sewn together body parts of Frankenstein. Boy Frankendstein isn't a boy or a girl (her body parts come from both male and female family members) and her vitality is quickly "shaped" by the toe shoes - a modern day straight jacket for girls. The Family's perception is limited to accepting creation and destruction as polar opposites, and perceives life in a person as something to be conquered. As a result, Boy Frankenstein has pinhole vision as a child, expanding only to porthole vision/memory as an adult. --S. D.

Rental: $50.00 sale price video: 50.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Drama of the Gifted Child, The (1992) VHS NTSC, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

This tape is about narcissistic transference, sexual dependency, pedagogy, and a failure to distinguish between one's self and the loved one. It is also about how love relationships are used to create a protective border between the self and political/psychological oppression. The tape is based psychologist Alice Miller's book of the same title. Sale: $30 individual, $75 institutional

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Todd Downing

Dirty Baby Does Fire Island (1998) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Mixing stop-motion animation with live action, "Dirty Baby Does Fire Island," tells the story of a naive baby doll named Dirty Baby who washes onto the shores of the Fire Island Pines. Dirty Baby experiences the decadent lifestyles of the community's inhabitants, learning all about sex, drugs and working out.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Don Duga

Bust Bag (1964) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Exploration of breast hangups of the male ego using collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Irene Duga

Turtle Soup (1967) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

Animated and live. A train of thought dream experience of childhood, youth, old age; past, present, future; child, parent, grandparent; beauty, vanity, despair; dream, reality, illusion. --I. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Steven Dwoskin

Times For (1970) 16mm, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Once upon anytime in a world like now, any man wandered into an island of women. Their succulent presence, like many Circles, drew his fantasy. He follows. He seeks a kingdom, but as I foretold you, we're all spirits, and are melted into air -- thin air -- and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve, and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a track behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep .... TIMES FOR is a larger entry into dream reality. An unfulfilled man renders himself to the unrealized sensuality of four women. In his drifting search he fails and fades in the same loneliness as the women. The film is the reality and a metaphor for the intensities of sexual experience. "... His camera is a never-static instrument of his intrusion into the fantasy/reality of the relationships he is dealing with and forming .... TIMES FOR is one of the few erotic masterpieces." -- program note, National Film Theatre, London

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #2 (1968) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

.... a part of a memory. --s. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bradley Eros

Dervish Machine (1992) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Co-Created Eros & Liotta "M'elevasti! Lift me up!" -- Ezra Pound Hand-developed meditations on being and movement, as inspired by Gysin's Dreammachine, Sufi mysticism, and early cinema. A knowledge of the fragility of existence mirrors the tenuousness of the material. The film itself becomes the site to experience impermanence, and to revel in the unfixed image.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mary Filippo

Feel the Fear (1990) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The film begins with the lyrics of a song: The key to life is your attitude make sure you're doin' what you wanna do and watch your goals unfold right before your eyes change you can do it, we can do it change. The film ends with an audio hypnotherapy voice that tells us: "A message will enter your subconscious mind without conscious effort on your part, and so the changes will take place in your life as they should, without effort, without thought, without strain." In between, we see a woman watch TV and drink, while a man tries not to drink, reads self-help books, and wonders if he could not only change himself but lead others. An actress drinks from a remembered coffee cup. Another woman walks through a park and thinks she is competing in a game show or is a detective in a TV drama, until she realizes she is disguised as a priest. She fears becoming like the man she passes lying in the street, but realizes she has become someone who is otherwise able to ignore him. An on-camera commentator recites a string of quotes, both scientific and anecdotal, on hypnosis, alcohol intoxication, acting and the viewing experience. A lot of scientific and pseudo-scientific explanation, some religious conceptions and a few twisted political images mimic the bombardment of contradictory messages that compete to represent and explain ourselves to ourselves. Images and ideas about alcohol use, television viewing, hypnosis, self-help therapy, acting, mimicry and social responsibility, while connected through metaphoric or formal similarities, reveal illogical, skewed connections of cause and effect. This editing strategy, which forces connections between incompatible images and information, serves to undermine the assured messages, heard throughout the film, and throughout our culture, that both understanding and change are easy. Produced in part with funds from NYSCA and NYFA.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Fabio Del Greco

io sono nulla (i am nothing) (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 76 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual/mystical

Vasco, a wealthy Italian real estate developer, lives between vice and luxury, when a killer of organized crime seriously injuries him in an ambush. When he wakes up after three years of coma, he is no longer the same: he no longer has any memory of his past, talks to the trees as if they were close friends and avoids the demands of work and luxuries preferring to wander on the beaches instead. To prevent the collapse of his business empire, he is sent in search of a cure through Italy, india and the United States, but a planetary cataclysm is lurking.

Rental: $30

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

Hollis Frampton

Nostalgia (Hapax Legomena I) (1973) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

"{NOSTLGIA)...is a film to look at and think about, not a film that seizes your mind and forces its sensations on you. It liberates the imagination rather than entrapping it. It raises questions about the nature of film, the tension between fact and illusion, between now and then. It advances our understanding of film magic, and for this I am grateful."--Standish Lawder "In (NOSTALGIA) the time it takes for a photograph to burn (and thus confirm its two-dimensionality) becomes the clock within the film, while Frampton plays the critic, asynchronously glossing, explicating, narrating, mythologizing his earlier art, and his earlier life, as he commits them both to the fire of a labyrinthine structure; for Borges too was one of his earlier masters, and he grins behind the facades of logic, mathematics, and physical demonstration which are the formal metaphors for most of Frampton's films."--P. Adams Sitney.

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Merrick Gagliano

See Tom Run (1974) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A soldier's encounter with the enemy. Natural brain frequencies punctuate the psychological experience.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Arnold Gassan

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Final Screens (1999) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

FINAL SCREENS makes an imaginative and colorful leap into the retinal experience of a man who is losing consciousness. It presents a flotilla of images; vivid, enigmatic and obscure, fluttering on the surface of memory, while simultaneously, the sub-conscious murmurs, swells and fades on the colors of an unfathomable mental current. Video sale price: 50.00 (individuals); 300.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Janie Geiser

Red Book, The (1994) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

THE RED BOOK is an elliptical, pictographic animated film that uses flat, painted figures and collage elements in both two and three dimensional settings to explore the realms of memory, language and identity from the point of view of a woman amnesiac. THE RED BOOK suggests the ways in which language defines us, and reaches back into dismemberment myths about the creation of different tongues through the breaking apart of bodies (in this case, the woman's body). As the film progresses, the submerged images of her stored memory appear and collide with the present world in circular rhythms, and there is a sense of irretrievable loss. "Images appear as in a graceful collage: glimpses of words are written in white vanishing ink; a woman is drawn in outline, as if she were a paper doll made of red construction paper. Everything is red, white, black, or gray in this smashing little film, which has graphic flair and a surrealistic edge." -- Caryn James, The New York Times

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Janie Geiser

Immer Zu (1997) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

IMMER ZU is an elliptical, experimental animated film which evokes a mysterious undercover world of secret messages, cryptic language and indecipherable codes. Shot in luminous black and white, IMMER ZU uses miniature two and three dimensional figures and sets, as well as shadow puppetry, to suggest the urgency of a nocturnal mission, a mission of life and death importance. In this dark and richly atmospheric film, with a soundtrack collaged from several film noirs, meaning is constantly covered and uncovered in a shadowed journey toward eclipse. "The dark-meshed moires of the memory book in its pulp fiction edition forms obsidian riddles that cut time to ribbons. Life puts us in the critical condition of having to espionage with our own stolen recollection of events preserving them in code often difficult to retrieve as it sinks into the limited access of the mental underworld." -- Mark McElhatten, from the program for the 1998 New York Film Festival's Avant-Garde Visions

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Fourth Watch, The (2000) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

The ancient Greeks divided the night into four sections; the last section before morning was called the fourth watch. In these hours before dawn, an endless succession of rooms is inhabited by silent film figures occupying flickering space in a mid-century house made of printed tin. Their presence is at once inevitable and uncanny. A boy turns his head in dread, a woman's eyes look askance, a sleepwalker reaches into a cabinet which dissolves with her touch, and hands write letters behind disappearing windows. The rooms reveal themselves and fill with impossible, shadowed light. It is not clear who is watching and who is trespassing in this nocturnal drama of lost souls. Mark McElhatten, co-curator of the 2000 New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde, where The Fourth Watch premiered, writes: "A small masterpiece of the uncanny brought about through beautifully controlled use of superimposition and scale and a cross breeding of "incompatible" species of texture and (cathode-solar) light. Glacial blue poltergeist -- somnabulists, melodramatic stars and damaged children from silent films -- emerge at night into a tin dollhouse opening up invisible envelopes of space, comingling with hypnoticic chiaroscuro cast by trembling sunlight." Kristin M. Jones, in her review "NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde" in the November-December 2000 issue of Film Comment, writes: "Of the three Janie Geiser works screened, perhaps most haunting was The Fourth Watch, in which images of people in black-and-white movies rephotographed from a video monitor are superimposed on shots of a dollhouse interior. Bluish, spectral figures float by as sunlight mingles with flickering shadows on brightly colored tin. A beautiful somnambulist vanishing into TV bar rolls suggests a poetic metaphor for the current state of avant-garde cinema, when the medium's past, future, and even its own death are being transformed into material for provocative new films."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Spiral Vessel (2000) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A found psychological test kit yields puzzle figures with cutout ears, cutoff heads, and pullaway body parts. The ear opens into an interior world of shifting science book images which, when isolated, evoke mysteries more than they reveal facts.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Orpheus Underground (1975) 16mm, color, 35.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Orpheus was shot in New York City using backgrounds such as Coney Island and the Lower East Side for the Underworld. Influences include Fellini's Satyricon and Cocteau's Blood of a Poet, Jack Smith and a residue of the political climate of the late '60s and early '70s. "Silvianna Goldsmith's beautiful and romantic ORPHEUS UNDERGROUND ... depicts rape from a woman's angle of vision ... renders female orgasm as a bursting forth of pomegranate seeds. ..." -- Maryse Holder, Changes and Off Our Backs "Silvianna's film ORPHEUS reconciles the surrealist visionary quest of a Bunuel with the cinematic optique of a Cocteau in her rendition of the artist's interior voyage to the unconscious .... Sylvianna ... constantly addresses the inner eye of the viewer by transforming that reality through the visionary process of the symbolic imagination. Silvianna's 'trip' is a Jungian rite of passage." -- Gloria Orenstein

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Sharon Greytak

Hearing Voices (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"Greytak breaks down the categories that imprison people, suggesting the possibilities of what women and gay men have to offer each other-but also, realistically, acknowledging the limits of those possibilities. She suggests too that that which "scars" Erica, making her different, can become a source of strength and individuality." --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times (Shot on 16mm)

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Henry Hills

Heretic (1995) 16mm, color, 15 min

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

HERETIC, or The Genius Preview, is composed from outtakes from the 1992 Joe Gibbons/Emily Breer feature THE GENIUS, and stars Gibbons, Karen Finley, Adolphus Mekas, Henry Hills, Mark McElhatten, Tony Oursler, Keith Sanborn, and Jennifer Montgomery, with original music by Naked City ("HERETIC, the original movie soundtrack," available on AVANT Records, disk UNION R-250225), original titles, some rephotography off the original videos, and original narration performed by Frank Snider. A study of editing and its relation to the mechanics of the brain, HERETIC initially poses as a preview to the Gibbons film which it then deconstructs and reforms into a satire on psychotherapy.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Andrew Horn

Doomed Love (1984) 16mm, color, 73.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"Steeped in bittersweet camp, 19th Century imagery and free floating Jungian equivalences. Undeniably sensitive... goes beyond romantic angst." --J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $160.00
16mm Rental: $160.00

Dawn Jordan

Bestseller, The (2001) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An aspiring author decides to seduce a best-selling writer in order to advance her career. She soon discovers that this accomplished author is a psychotic killer and she's about to be his next victim.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Max Katz

Jim the Man (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

JIM THE MAN is a new kind of American film with violent montage effects, starkly beautiful photography and a unique story construction that ends in a startling eruption of psychological images. It tells the story of Jim Curtiss, a man now detached from reality. His fantasies and realities are out of connection; he struggles to join his dreamlife with his realife; he goes through a series of adventures which underline his isolation. He is an emblem of the lonely bachelor threading his way though the city. --M. K.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Marjorie Keller

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Psychology & Mental Health

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Nicole Koschmann

Fishing For Brad (1998) 35mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

16mm images of an exotic dancer and a man fishing are optically printed side by side onto 35mm film, in an attempt to juxtapose two completely different visions of desire.

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

George Kuchar

Color Me Shameless (1967) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Starring Bob Cowan, Gina Zuckerman, Donna Kerness. This movie was made when I was a bit depressed which is nothing new, but also the main actor, Bob Cowan, happened to be depressed also and so we had a wonderful time working together. One of the actresses was also separated from her husband at this time and the movie solidifies into concrete the repressed desires of everyone who works with me, or more realistically, instead of concrete, the production becomes a frozen, brittle enema bag that slowly thaws and can only be appreciated along channels previously blocked by organic reality.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Owen Land

On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed? (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"ON THE MARRIAGE BROKER JOKE ... turns upon an opposition of Freudian analysis and Christian hermeneutics .... Two pandas, who exist only because of a textual error, run a shell game for the viewer in an environment with false perspectives. They posit the existence of various films and characters, one of which is interpreted by an academic as containing religious symbolism. Sigmund Freud's own explanation is given by a sleeper awakened by an alarm clock." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $54.00
16mm Rental: $54.00

David Larcher

Mare's Tail (1969) 16mm, color, 163 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"A film like MARE'S TAIL is an epic film flight into an inner space. It is a 2 3/4 hour visual accumulation, which, as it is the film-maker's personal odyssey, becomes the odyssey of each of us.... It flies, swims and moves from point to point-just like each of us. The lines move into shapes which move into orbits and your eyes water into colours. What each of us can see is more than what we do see. The film becomes one of the most vital penetrations into the experience of seeing.... Ranging from the abstract to the figurative form, MARE'S TAIL allows no direct verbal way to give it its position. It not only goes from the abstract to the figurative, in terms of its objective view, but explores the subjective responses as well. It is a classic in film perception." --Steve Dwoskin

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Richard Levine

In the Eye of the Child (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"I feel a particular excitement while viewing this film. It seems to be a way into the workings of the memory banks of the mind as well as an opening of a person's heart. The film suggests itself as an aesthetic of memory." --Ken Ross, "In the Eye of the Child," Downtown Review, Winter, 1980

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Richard Levine

Falling Awake (1981) 16mm, color, 21.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

"...(T)here is however a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language. I use the word 'fancies' at random, and merely because I must use some word; but the idea commonly attached to the term is not even remotely applicable to the shadows of shadows in question. They seem to me rather psychical than intellectual. They arise in the soul (alas, how rarely!) only at its epoch of most intense tranquility, when the bodily and mental health are in perfection, and at those mere points of time where the confines of the waking world blend with those of the world of dreams." --Edgar Allen Poe, from "Marginalia"

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

David Liban

Friction (1997) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Psychology & Mental Health

Friction is about an artist dealing with the death of a sister and the break-up of a relationship. ĘThis artist uses his art to help cope and come to terms with these losses. The film explores both "loss" and the "creative process."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cari Machet

Fretless Forgiveness (1995) VHS NTSC, , 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

An ancestral piece that engages only the paternal parts of my family. This is a portrait of a facet of the makes in my family, these physical aspects are of a metaphor that mostly speaks of the spaces between the male and female in my family. This is also a self portrait of my relationship to the male figures and to life structures that represent maleness. --C. M.

Lawrence Marinelli

From The Unknown () 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A science fiction story concerning a young man who is possessed by a small unidentifiable creature. The creature produces a complete change in the personality of its victim, lowering him to an animalistic level. The desire to destroy his loved one causes a mental eruption within him, leading to his own destruction. --L. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lawrence Marinelli

With Stronger Reason () 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

Depicts the life of a boy who has lived and grown up in a conventional atmosphere. His need to create has been suppressed by the fears of his so-called loved ones. They have directed him toward the material goals in life. He senses the emptiness of this course and decides to desert it - leaving it to desappear into the past. He takes up a new life of saying 'Yes' to the instinctive and creative forces within him. While dwelling in solitary completeness, he is confronted with a woman. He cannot escape the demands of her love and so is led to destroy the one part of his life which he feels is destined never to be realized... The startling pace of progress has yielded many beneficial results. It has had also one negative effect: conformity. This film is the story of a young man faced with a tragic decision: either to embrace non-conformity through his art or yield to conformity through his love for a girl. --L. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

Guns of the Trees (1962) 16mm, 35mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Jonas Mekas wrote, produced, directed, and photographed this arty experimental study of the beatnik movement in America. A bleak portrait of modern existentialism and despair, Guns of the Trees tells the story of young Barbara (Francis Stillman), who is desperately trying to find some value in her life but is weighed down by depression. She seeks solace in the church but instead is met by Gregory (Adolfas Mekas), an intellectual who seems to have an even worse opinion of life than she does. For a time, she seems close to rescue by Ben and Argus (Ben Carruthers and Argus Carruthers) a married couple who seem to have found genuine value in life through each other. Ultimately, they cannot save her from her own despair. This beat portrayal of angst is interspersed with poetry readings and rather blatant symbology. ~ John Voorhees, All Movie Guide Four young people are trying to understand why their friend, a young woman, committed a suicide. A film made up of disconnected scenes weaving between past and present. The title of the film comes from a poem by Stuart Perkoff which tells that some young people felt (around 1960) that everything is against them, so much that even the trees in the parks and streets seemed to them like guns pointing at their very existence. - J. M. Guns of the Trees deals with the thoughts, feelings, and anguished strivings of my generation, faced with the moral perplexity of our times. Conceived as an episodic, horizontal film, there is no apparent direct story connection between one scene and the next. The scenes act like pieces of a larger, timed, emotional mosaic. Where the direct word, or the direct image, fails - when we come to more essential things-the indirectness of the poet will seize the essence and the truth. - J. M. It is a bitter but lyric work. It is also revolutionary in form, being unlike, in its technique, anything you ever saw. It is a poster declaration, a manifesto. I regard Guns of The Trees as the most important film by far of the American "New Wave." - Herman G. Weinberg, New York Film-Makers' Cooperative Catalogue n6, 1975 It may be one of the most personal and revealing films of the intellectual, beat and hip fringe of society of America today. - Gene Moskowitz, Cahiers du cinema, N119, May 1961

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
35mm Rental: $150.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Jihoon Park

More Than I Can Say (2002) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental work that deals with the notion of decoding others' gestures which express their emotions and the comprehension of their meanings. Be representing a persona's miming (the two characters in the video are actually the same person in different costumes) as a sign of sensuality, this video examines and investigates discontinuity between the signifier and the signification of human gesture. There is a question thrown out from this work: how are moving images perceived, digested and assimilated into existing schemata? Also on same tape: Dream Reading (2001), color, sound, 2-3/4 min. Over the Rainbow (2002), color, sound, 2-1/m min.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dana Plays

Nuclear Family (2001) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Psychology & Mental Health

"A haunting, emotional exploration of human isolation drawn from observational films - scientific films, documentation of animal-behavior experiments, and early preschool footage." -- Kath Geritz, Pacific Film Achive.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bradley A. Rappa

Through Revolving Doors (1997) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Through the disintegration of the photographic image, this experimental narrative explores the deceptive construction of memory caused by psychological trauma.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Robert Rayher

Still Life #1: Cherries (1978) color, 6.5 min

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A meditation piece. Close-up of bing cherries being pitted. Action seen again. Itself seen. Seen twice or more/Ha!/Each/Round/Red/Is/Yet/Solid. R.R.

Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Psychology & Mental Health

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

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Rose

Secondary Currents (1982) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

SECONDARY CURRENTS is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film in which the shifting relationships between voice-over commentary and subtitled narration constitute a peculiar duet for voice, thought, speech, and sound. A kind of comic opera, the film is a dark metaphor for the order and entropy of language and has been the subject of a number of articles on the use of language in the arts. Percussion by Jim Meneses. "Prizbah ke no panz fatundo. Elmo cheshkadashi par lo biorn fatooshka! Como cinquema no delamyero sima disi, si cueja filidistro cuamchano mirichi-vasi komino sano dimensia!" -- M'hidradane Vododook

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Barbara Rosenthal

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Barbara Rosenthal

Daddy: Spider Story (1976 - Digital Remaster 2012) DVD, b&w, 2 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, environment & nature , family, hand processed , history, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual & mystical

This video pioneer (appearing briefly) records her father, Leon Rosenthal, telling about a large spider in an underground bomb shelter with him when he was a radio switchboard operator in Hilo, Hawaii, during WWII. It is a single-take 2 minute piece that gives insight into the artist's lifelong explorations into the meaning of the being human, the search for identity, respect for life itself, and the personality as paramount.

DVD NTSC Sale: $65

Mary Billyou

The Invalids (2003) 16mm, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, films about film, psychology & mental health , science & medicine

The invalid is a patient who stubbornly does not get "better". This experimental narrative employs the medical teaching photographs of the Hospital Salpetriere to spin stories that are constructed and also repeated from history. A Vimeo Staff Pick.

Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $250

Paul Sharits

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology_mental health, structural

Starring poet David Franks whose voice appears on soundtrack/an uncutting and unscratching mandala. "Merges violence with purity." -- P. Adams Sitney "Surrealist tour-de-force." -- Parker Tyler On "10 Best Films of 1969" lists of Soren Agenoux and Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Epileptic Seizure Comparison (1976) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, structural

"Beauty shall be convulsive." -- Andre Breton Produced with the aid of a CAPS Award (1978). Sound portion made possible by the facilities of the Computer Science Center at Carnegie Mellon University and ZBS Foundation (through funding by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts). The films are of two patients, extracted from a medical film study of brain wave activity during seizures. Of course, the patients volunteered for these tests. The black and white footage of each patient entering convulsive stages was temporally and tonally articulated on an optical printer and rhythmic pure color frames were added to these images. Everything was done to allow the viewer to move beyond mere voyeurism and actually enter into the convulsive state, to allow a deeper empathy for the condition and to also, hopefully, experience the ecstatic aspect of such paroxysm.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Stuart Sherman

Films By Stuart Sherman (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, Spiritual / Mystical

"Sherman's movies resemble his one-man shows in their suggestive, rebuslike juxtaposition of gestures and props. There's the same deadpan whimsy, but a greater degree of imagistic freedom . All psychodrama ultimately derives from Maya Deren, but Sherman is Deren's heir in even more specific ways. His films make especially clever use of the montage 'creative geography' that she pioneered in AT LAND - although Sherman does so not in the service of creating a dreamlike space so much as a means of supplying visual jolts and formal analogies. Like Deren, Sherman is an ingenious editor . The best of his visual puns have a Magritte-like poetic kick . There's a touch of Keaton in Sherman's stolid, off-hand persona." -- J. Hoberman, Artforum "... the tangible deliberateness of the composition of Sherman's films and the economy of his juxtapositions are worked out in a gesture of concision. Through the simplicity, clarity, and brevity of the images an acute sense of elegance and rightness is created. Like riddles, jokes, koan, and paradoxes, Sherman's films operate on this edge of sense, in a world of wonder." -- Sally Banes, Millennium Film Journal

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Krishna Singh

Seductress and the Bride, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"A symbolic drama dealing with a man's loneliness in a world of trivial realities, his search for an ideal and his destruction when his hope of finding one proves to be in vain. The film relies solely on the eloquence of the image and the music of Herbert Deutsch to tell its story. No spoken word is used. Jesse Levine, Mariana Falkman and Patricia Merlin play the leadin groles. Krishna Singh, who is an Indian film-maker living in New York, has made several notable documentaries for the United Nations."-K.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

Back and Forth (1969) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"This neat, finely tuned, hypersensitive film examines the outside and inside of a banal prefab classroom, stares at an asymmetrical space so undistinguished that it's hard to believe the whole movie is confined to it, and has this neck-jerking camera gimmick that hits a wooden stop arm at each end of its swing. Basically it's a perpetual motion film that ingeniously builds a sculptural effect by insisting on time-motion to the point where the camera's swinging arcs and white wall field assume the hardness, the dimensions of a concrete beam. "In such a hard, drilling work, the wooden clap sounds are a terrific invention, and, as much as any single element, create the sculpture. Seeming to thrust the image outward off the screen, these clap effects are timed like a metronome, sometimes occurring with torrential frequency." - Manny Farber, Artforum, 1970

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Michael Snow

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $230.00
16mm Rental: $230.00

Michael Snow

Breakfast (1976) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Shot in 1972 and shelved until 1976, when sound and editing problems were solved. All the varied and unusual motions visible on the screen are the result of a single camera movement. "WAVELENGTH before breakfast. A continuous zoom traverses the space of a breakfast table, serving as a grand metaphor for indigestion." -- Deke Dusinberre

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Clifford Solway

Burglars, The (1964) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"The film is a protest by two 'honest' burglars (real ones) against the hit-run artists of today." C.S. "A daring cinema verite film of an actual burglary, starring two of the nivest real crooks you'd ever want to meet reaking into your pad." Movies 'Round Midnight Program, December 1965

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Mexico Laura (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

This film deals with the eroticization of memory in relation to "Laura" in Mexico. Different sections are concerned with different or varying presentations of the same material. Towards the end, Mexico begins to dominate. The visuals are taken from a 1950s travelogue film that is interspersed with the "ideal tango" music and a voiceover pointing out, through the adoption of a "poeticized Anglo voice," the inherent stereotypicality present. Instead of operating with a direct politics, however, the work hovers between issues of feminine and political space. The individual sections -- as so much of my work at this time -- reinforce and/or contradict each other, each seeming to take the film in a different direction.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Chick Strand

Elasticity (1976) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Psychology & Mental Health

Impressionistic surrealism in three acts. The approach is literary experimental with optical effects. There are three mental states that are interesting: amnesia, euphoria and ecstasy. Amnesia is not knowing who you are and wanting desperately to know. I call this the White Night. Euphoria is not knowing who you are and not caring. This is the Dream of Meditation. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who you are and still not caring. I call this the Memory of the Future. This is an autobiographical film funded by the American Film Institute.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Mark Street

Lilting Towards Chaos (1990) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS is a chronicle of a three-year period of my life. The film attempts to capture the disgust one can feel at being solipsistic and self-involved, but also hints at the good that can come out of such introspection. The film delves into my thoughts about my particular emotional situation, but also shows my attempts to deal with the world outside, if only on a visual level. LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS invites the viewer to examine what I have chosen to show him/her about my life at that time, and determine which musings are honest and useful, and which are circuitous and self-defeating.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Walter Ungerer

Lion's Tale, A (1968) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A film about a daydreaming young man in pursuit of the elusive woman of his dreams, where the dreamer is continually thwarted by the intrusion of the filmmaker's own tricks.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Walter Ungerer

Lunch With Clara (1998) DVD NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An old woman, Clara Berberich recalls her life as death nears. Her son with a family of his own, probes for information about his mother's past. He knows with her death it will be lost. Clara and her parents immigrated to America at the beginning of the twentieth century. Her father was an alcoholic who gambled away his earnings at the horse races. Her mother attempted suicide, then was committed to a mental institution where she remained for the last forty years of her life. Clara's son tries to understand how these events affect him and his ability to be a father.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Sheri Wills

Effigy - specimens 4 to 12 (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

EFFIGY - SPECIMENS 4 TO 12 is composed of digitally animated photograms that were created by placing organic materials directly on unexposed 35mm film and flashing it with light. "The whole atmosphere of Effigy seems to be on some extreme precipice of human existence, either within the womb or at the first moments after one's death." -- Virgil Wong

Rental: $40.00 sale price: 75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

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

Sara Winter

Morning in September: A Film Requiem, A (2002) Beta SP NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

A meditation on grief and loss, the film sets footage shot September 11 and immediately thereafter to a Monteverdi aria -- Orpheus' plea to cross the River Styx to his loved one -- and a John Dowland song, "Come Heavy Sleep". The Voice of New York pleads to cross the river to the loved one, "a soul shorn of its body", over footage of the smoke filmed from the New Jersey waterfront, and of vehicles and rescue workers in Manhattan. A cortege of ambulances shows that the plea to rescue the loved one has been denied. A second singer repeats the aria with different orchestration as a plea to join the loved one in death over smoke shots that progress to nightfall. Then the first voice sings "Come Heavy Sleep" orchestrated as a duet between the voice and the ghost voice of the loved one (viola da gamba). Finally, over shots of the missing signs, "Come Heavy Sleep" is repeated as a poignant duet between solo guitar and the wind. available for rent on Beta SP (NTSC and PAL)

Rental: $40.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $40.00

Bud Wirtschafter

Glance (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

For side-by-side dual-projection. A two-reel split-screen piece.

"A two screen enviormental audience participation experience concerning two people and their thought processes. " B.W.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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

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

Walter Ungerer

Down The Road (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 94 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health

It is at once an experimental film and a documentary. It illuminates three difficult years in filmmaker Walter Ungerer's life: the sudden and painful end to a seventeen year marriage. In search of answers for the cause of his circumstances, he embarks on a series of interviews with people themselves afflicted with pain and suffering. Though a film about filmmaker Walter Ungerer at a particularly difficult time in his life, down the road is a journey we all take. It is a road we all travel as we face our own mortality.

Rental: $94.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $94.00

Jesse Hassinger

Everything Beautiful & Loft III (2006) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

This is the first filmed part of a proposed five-section cycle on the duality of (human)nature. This third part explores the beauty inherent in everything. Originally shot on 16mm and blown-up to 35mm for exhibition.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Chuck Workman

A House on a Hill (2003) DVD NTSC, Color, 87 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The story of a retired architect who returns to the struggles and triumphs of his art. Starring Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, Shirley Knight and Henry Rollins. Called "the most sagacious cinematic dancing ever done about architecture" by the Washington Post. From the review by Matt Zoller Seitz: "the most artistically adventurous drama in theaters right now, thanks mainly to writer-director Workman's unusual attempts to slice up cinematic space like an architectural draftsman mentally rebuilding a structure that is already finished. Workman deploys a dizzying array of devices that somehow comment on the drama without disrupting it, from split-screen effects to irises to extreme horizontal and vertical mattes....It never fails to dazzle, often through inventive visuals that would be the centerpiece of other movies but are throwaways here. Few contemporary directors have such a keen sense of rhythm, or such an apparently instinctive ability to judge a shot both for dramatic context and inherent visual power. He's one of the most influential film editors of the past 50 years."

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Alice O'Malley

Last Call at the Chelsea (1998-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health, Queer / Bi / Trans

Dr. Julia world-renowned mathematician and legendary hermaphrodite, makes one final call to her friend before her appointment with Dr. Ovorkian, the famous suicide doctor. Filmed on location at the Chelsea Hotel.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Jasmine Hirst

Sexual Homicide Detective (2008) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 3:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Psychology & Mental Health

The life of a retired New York Sexual Homicide Detective, who has witnessed the worst side of humanity, and has old autopsy photos mixed up with photographs of his grandchildren.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

Why Don't You Kill Yourself (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 3:23 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health, Queer / Bi / Trans

I watch people in the streets and wonder why they keep on living, I have lived my whole life with a God-awful pain. I don't understand what it means to enjoy a sunset. I don't understand how people keep on living. I ask people: "Why don't you kill yourself?"

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

John Thompson

Songbird (2006) DVD_NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: psychology & mental health

Songbird is a Gothic tale about Isabella, who finds herself trapped in an oppressive marriage with her drunken oaf of a husband, Walter. One night at the dinner table her songbird won't stop chirping, which sends Walter into a rage. Only when he threatens to take away the one thing she loves does Isabella find the strength to fight back with gruesome tenacity.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Moira Tierney

Hope's Voice (2006) DVD_NTSC, b & w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, psychology & mental health

Hope's Voice is a Super-8mm portrait of the Hope's Voice campaign members during a photo shoot in Brooklyn and Harlem in the summer of 2006. The photo shoot doubled up as a fashion shoot to promote the organization's new campaign, Does HIV Look Like Me? which hit the road shortly afterwards.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Josh Solondz

Transciver Receiver Exchange Agreement (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology / mental health, technology

Jolene received an audio recording from her psychic and kindly donated it to me for consideration. What resulted was a musical dimensionshiftestique rant, electronic transmitters are built, signals fade in and out, the psychic's voice framing the final transcription review for accuracy.

Patrick Bokanowski

Documentaires (1984-2003) DVD PAL, Color, 93 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: artists, psychology

LA PART DU HASARD (1984) 16mm 52 min LE REVE EVEILLE (2003) video 41 min This video edition brings together the only two documentaries directed to date by Patrick Bokanowski, filmmaker of the imaginary. For 35 years he has brought us a body of work rich in extraordinary characters inhabiting mental environments, on the edge between figurative and abstract art. But here, rather than weaving fantastic dreams, he presents in a direct and realistic style two striking personalities who themselves work to uncover the world of the imaginary and the world of dreams, the painter Henri Dimier, and the psychotherapist Colette Aboulker-Muscat.

DVD PAL Sale: $35.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Melissa Friedling

Head in the Pickle Jar (1994) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, psychology/mental health

A film about a woman who preserves fruits and vegetables all day, every day, trying to keep them from rotting. When she worries that she, too, may be rotting, she decides to pickle herself.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

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

The Last Circus (2008) DVD_PAL, color, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, psychology & mental health , spiritual/mystical

The last circus interweaves the dreams and memories of Godiva, a dying woman. We are privy to her life as it flashes before her eyes. The knitted characters come alive on the stage, drawing influences from theater of the absurd, reality, TV and the circus.

DVD PAL Rental: $70

Beth B

EXPOSED (2013) DVD_NTSC, color, 78 min

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy, dance, erotic, philosophical, political/social activism, psycology & mental heath, queer, bi, trans

Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen. Operating on the far edge of performance art, these extraordinary artist combine politics, their own nakedness, and physical comedy to challenge our notions of gender, disability and sexuality. EXPOSED takes us on a touching journey into the professional and private lives of these individuals as they question the very concept of "normal." Through them, we get to examine our own inhibition. The performances include the infamous Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Dirty Martini, Mat Fraser, World Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, James Habacker and Tigger! EXPOSED had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2013, showed at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, and has screened in over 30 cities world wide.

DVD NTSC Rental: $250 Educational / $450 Museum

DVD NTSC Sale: $750 Institutional

Jake Morton

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

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

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

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Baby Face (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, family, found footage , personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health, science & medicine

A literal translation of birth, through facial gestures and silent alliteration of non-existing words, aimed to interpret our sense of language as sound. The performers face is green-screened with what is revealed as a live birth.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Harriet McKern

Dear Harriet (2014) DVD_NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children/youth, family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

Against the backdrop of the harbor an unidentified adoptee reads below the surface of a letter from her birth mother.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Larry Cwik

8 New Short Films (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Reception 2:27

Perception 1:06

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

The News 4:44

La Fois (The Times) 3:54

The Far North, Portrait of the Arctic 4:32

The Mystery 2:25

Neurosis 4:21

Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75

Lili White

#55 - CITADEL (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, environment and nature, Ethnic/Multicultural, family, history, landscape and architecture, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, science medicine, spiritual mystical

The I Ching AKA, the Chinese BOOK OF CHANGES, is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." It allows one to connect with such energy thru philosophy and inquiry. Its 64 hexagrams describe typical but different states of energy found in life. It uses elements of Nature to describe different types of forces, each with their own qualities (example: wind is "penetrating" yet "gentle"). My practice is intuitive action, taken after researching the I CHING hexagram. I use color to stand for the elements of thunder (for the top trigram - red shirt) which occurs over lightning/fire (for bottom trigram - white pants). #55 means CITADEL, or CANOPY (under heaven), also ABUNDANCE and (reaching) the ZENITH, which cannot be maintained. As no ZENITH can ever last, at the peak the movement we tip over into the next hexagram, in THE HOUSE OF WATER/ HOUSE of the ABYSSMAL: #36 DARKNESS. #55 is about expanded intelligence, portraying an energetic movement. In #55, an offering of rice grain supports the crossing over into victory."Crossing the bridge" is engaging the enemy. This hexagram was pulled by King Wu, who avenged his father King Wen. King Wen is said to have written the philosophy of the I CHING after being imprisoned by the Shang Dynasty leaders. He died in their prison. King Wu inquired of the I CHING what action he should take while entering the mourning period for his father. It advised against staying still. At the time of King Wu's inquiry, there was an eclipse and the pole stars were seen at noon. He entered the battlefield of war with his father's coffin accompanying him and his troops. They defeated the SHANG.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $60 (individual)

Ethan Shoshan

Saudade (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W , 13:00 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, erotic, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, psychology mental health, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical, technology

Performative Super 8 manipulation to Digital Projection. Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that claims no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. Its the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone or something that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling. Through each showing, the film is manipulated live through a series of analog to digital processes. Originally a performance ritual act where the artist tries to control their body through a single repetitive motion and documented in Super 8mm. Inspired by the process of film, Saudade becomes a hypnotic trance of the moving body as an internal dialog of intentions, desires and experiences are exposed. Each film screening is unique and highlights different aspects of the film. PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING. Camera: Nung-Hsin Hu

Rental: $100 plus travel expenses

DVD NTSC Sale: $TBD (institutional/individual)

Louis Cox

Bedtime Ritual (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 4;13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, psychology mental health, structural

Strange things happen to a man who can't sleep.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Terese Svoboda

The Talking Tea Kettle (2011) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, found footage , history, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

The Talking Tea-Kettle , inserted in your ear, speaks with the voice of the dead. Why would we want to listen? Videographer Terese Svoboda considers this question while relating how Houdini and Nebraska magician David P. Abbott stamped out the practice of mediums in the early years of the twentieth century, with the videographer's shout-out to her own mother.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $DVD

Terese Svoboda

Well? (2010) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

w/ Steven Bull

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

Rental: $85

Larry Cwik

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Rental: $50,, $75

DVD NTSC Sale: $100

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

Cockaboody (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

Faith and John Hubley. Two sisters engage in imaginative pre-bedtime play. As the girls explore their parents' bedroom and bathroom, they experience a range of emotions from intense anger to loving tenderness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Grete Miller

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

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