Adolfo Arrieta

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

Genre: Narrative

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

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

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Shawn Atkins

Anastasia and the Queen of Hearts (1994) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Shawn Atkins' work in animation spans from making personal narrative films to teaching workshops to at-risk youth and curating programs of experimental animation. An animated love story.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shawn Atkins

Travelling Eye of the Blue Cat (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

This photo-collage animation is a surreal fairy tale that begins when a girl is awakened one morning by a mysterious seagull. She follows the bird to an abandoned garden, where she discovers the edge of the world and a single tree bearing tangled red fruit. The girl takes a bite of the fruit and is catapulted into a startling, violent and extended metamorphosis.

Rental: $85.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

James Broughton

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Music, queer_bi_trans

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

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Beverly Conrad

Coming Attractions (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Coming Attractions" looks backward moment into the memories and forward into the future of Francis Francine (who first appeared in Flaming Creatures), an elegantly dowdy transvestite of, and indeed beyond, a certain age. The memories, haunted by a Spirit of Seductions Past suggest a generally lurid life of sumptuous sex and questionable liaisons.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Peter Cramer

Black & White Study 1990 (1990) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Films about Film, Media, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - An exploration of chiarusco, nudes, movement and film techniques in constantly shifting fields of perception. Eroticism and humor highlight an interracial couple engaged in a tableau vivant of opposites and attractions. Premiered at the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival (now MIX)Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Joe-Joe (1993) VHS NTSC, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"In this tape, the life of gay playwright Joe Orton becomes the raw material for a queer lesbian theater of the absurd. Dougherty and Singer manage to create just the right visual universe for Joe-Joe and for their various enterprises: literary, sexual, familiar and otherwise. Primitive pixelvision-" -- Judith Halberstam Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Rich Vallejos

Ramona (2015) color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , queer/bi/trans

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

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

Rental: $56

Charles Henri Ford

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal_Diary_Journal, queer

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

Rental: $240.00
16mm Rental: $240.00

Paula Gauthier

Which Is Scary (1991) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

WHICH IS SCARY is a documentation of seven individual stories. It depicts through different circumstances the similar feelings of personal & social alienation experienced by each storyteller. It is a lesson of cause & effect in homosexual culture.--P. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jean Genet

Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

"... the only film by the famed French writer Jean Genet. Based on his novel OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS, it depicts the fantasy of a gay male prisoner and that of his jailer. It was originally intended for private collectors and limited audiences. While strongly indebted to Jean Cocteau's BLOOD OF A POET, it has influenced such diverse filmmakers as Robert Bresson and Kenneth Anger." --Amy Taubin, press release for December 17, 1983 program, The Kitchen, New York City

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Carl Michael George

Star Spangled Basher (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Examines the relationship between the rise of homophobia and racism during times of frenzied patriotism. The image of Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at Superbowl XXV is juxtaposed with CNN news footage of millitary maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, and a five borough anti-violence march organized by the New York Lesbian and Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

Right to Love (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Features the lip sync artistry of drag queen Hedda Lettuce. Using split screen the film uses Lettuce lip synching to Nancy Wilson's 1979 classic song along side of images of gay and lesbian couples. A truly stellar performance on location at the west side pier.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Barbara Hammer

Sisters! (1973) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A celebration and collage of lesbians, including footage of the Women's International Day march in SF and joyous dancing from the last night of the second Lesbian Conference where Family of Woman played; as well as images of women doing all types of traditional "men's" work.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara Hammer

Dyketactics (1974) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A popular lesbian "commercial," 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of "kinaesthetic" editing. "The images are varied and very quickly presented in the early part of the film, introducing the characters, if you will. The second half of the film slows down measurably and all of a sudden I found myself holding my breath as I watched the images of love-making sensually and artistically captured." -- Elizabeth Lay, Plexus

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Hammer

Double Strength (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 14.5 min

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A poetic study of the stages of a lesbian relationship by two women performance artists from honeymoon, through struggle, to break-up, to enduring friendship. Starring Terry Sendgraff on trapeze. "The poetry of Barbara's images carries us through the duration of a relationship: its intensely erotic beginnings, its sense of serenity, its playfulness and comedy and its closure -- the alienation, pain, anger and loss of contact. The death of the body, a theme tenderly interwoven into the ageless strength and agility of Terry Sendgraff's body, becomes the death of a relationship, a closing out, a leaving of the body behind. The body becomes a source of life. Its movement, grace, pain and happiness are contrasted with the inertness of things and the stillness of photos that merely document the brief passage of light." -- Jacquelyn Zita, Jump Cut Awards: Oberhausen Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Curtis Harrington

Fragment of Seeking (1946) 16mm, black and white, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, queer

A cinematic portrait of the adolescent Narcissus. --C. H. "I admire Curtis Harrington's interpretation of the labyrinth of self-seeking and self-flight -- as well as his sense of space, of balance within the symbol. --Anais Nin

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Kuchar

Tales of the Bronx (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

From the elephant house of Bronx Zoo to the eight story tall Tabonga Terrace apartments on Sedgwich Avenue, living Mammals scream for their place in the Sun and drop heavy brown excretions in pots of porcelain that splash and clog and suck like huge toothless mouths on the lily-white mounds that lower into the hollow half submerged ovals, creating stagnant damp vacuums that cling and grab.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Elizabeth Lackner

Under the Right Circumstances (2003) VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A witty verite interview with a young intercultural and interfaith couple. Zeynep is a Turkish Muslim and Matt is an American Jew. The couple discusses their different perspectives on religious traditions, language, and food. They wonder about their families' reactions to the relationship and hypothesize about a future together.

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $40.00

Conrad Ventur

13 MOST BEAUTIFUL / SCREEN TESTS REVISITED (2009-2011) DVD_NTSC_Projection Preferred, Open to Different Formats, BW, 51 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Biography, Body, Films About Film, History, Personal_Diary_Journal, Philosophical, Queer_Bi_Trans

Thirteen original subjects of Andy Warhol's screen tests re-perform them 45 years later: Steve Balkin, Randy Bourscheidt, John Giorno, Bibbe hansen, Sally Kirkland, Billy Linich (Name), Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Mario Montez, Ivy Nicholson, Penelope Palmer, Ultraviolet and Mary Voronov.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

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

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

16mm Rental: $120.00

Barry Pollack

It's a Camp (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Queer / Bi / Trans

"A documentary short which presents the way and philosophy of life of a homosexual transvestite."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Luther Price

Sodom (1989) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, Literature & Theater, queer

SODOM is viscerally graphic and disturbing through its hypnotic mirage of human fragment absorbed in mutilation. Based on the biblical story, SODOM recreates this destruction through an editing style that lends itself to a kind of organic image breakdown, creating a collage of moving image.

Rental: $84.00
16mm Rental: $84.00

Jennifer Reeves

Monsters in the Closet (1993) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi

Dirty little girl stories, girl gangs, and other tales from the closets of adolescence.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Lupe (1966) 16mm, color, 49.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Queer / Bi / Trans

Strangely neglected for way too long, Jose Rodriguez Soltero's Lupe is an underground classic of the stature of Flaming Creatures, Scorpio Rising, Hold me While I'm Naked, or The Chelsea Girls. It is ostensibly a biopic of Lupe Velez inspired by Kenneth Anger's sketch of the Mexican spitfire in Hollywood Babylon and, stylistically, by Von Sternberg's Marlene Dietrich vehicles. Rodriguez Soltero takes some liberties with the facts and produces a color-saturated, gorgeous dime-store baroque that tells of Lupe's rise from whoredom to stardom, her fall into fractured romance and suicide, and her ascension into the spirit world. It is consistently inventive and surprising, and wrapped in a dense soundtrack that combines, Elvis, Cuban boleros, Spanish flamenco, The Supremes, and Vivaldi. It features some of the main players of the Ridiculous Theatrical Playhouse (Charles Ludlam plays a keen lesbian seducer and Lola Pashalinsky, Lupe's maid). Mario Montez never looked better; no wonder this was his favorite film. Whether they know it or not, Pedro Almodavar, Vivienne Dick, and Bruce LaBruce have a grandfather in Jose Rodriguez Soltero. --Juan Suarez

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Barbara Rubin

Christmas On Earth (1963) 16mm, black and white, 30 miins min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, queer

"A study in genital differentiation and psychic tumult." --Candy O' Brien "What you will be renting now is just what was filmed, uncut, unedited. Projection instructions: The film remains on two reels (A and B), requiring two projectors, to be projected simultaneously at sound speed. The film on the first projector fills the screen, while the image on the second projector is approximately one half smaller and fills the middle of the screen, superimposing on the first image. This can be done either by using different lenses, or by placing one projector closer to the screen. They begin simultaneously, though due to slight differences in speed of each projector, they end slightly different. I've added black leader to compensate for that. When both images are off, turn projectors off. I suggest if possible to use to of the same kind of projectors, and check them before projection. I also suggest that since this is the first time of veiwing this, to put Reel A on the largest screen, and Reel B on the inner, smaller screen, making sure each film is being projected heads out. To complete the cycle, a radio must be hooked up to a PA system, with a nice cross-section of psychic tumult like an AM rock station, turned on and played loud. Also (optional) color gels may be used in front of projector and moved and alternated by hand during the film. PLEASE return this film as it was send to you, whole. Thank you, Barbara Rubin. P.s., PLEASE PROJECT MY FILM IN THE IMAGE IN WHICH IT WAS CREATED-- i.e. EXACTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROJECTION INSTRUCTIONS!" --B.R.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Cynthia Madansky

We At Her (1995) Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

A story about a woman descending into mental illness.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Cynthia Madansky

Internal Combusion (1995) DVD, Digital File, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Internal Combustion breaks the many silences surrounding lesbians and AIDS. Interweaving the voices of two friends, Internal Combustion reflects on the often unspoken tensions within this epidemic of survival and power and mourning and loss. Co- directed by Alisa Lebow

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

TREYF (1998) 16mm, DVD, color, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

TREYF —"unkosher" in Yiddish— is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover "seder". With personal narration, real and imagined educational films, and haunting imagery, filmmakers Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky examine the Jewish identity of their upbringings and its impact on their lives. Incisive cultural critics, astute, poignant, and poetic—never cynical—they weave their way from New York to Jerusalem in pursuit of a progressive, secular Jewish identity that draws from their childhood reminiscences as much as from their contemporary queer lives. Co-directed by Alisa Lebow.

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

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

Jack Smith

Scotch Tape (1959-62) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer

Note: Sound on Film. With Jerry Sims, Ken Jacobs and Reese Haire. 16mm Kodachrome shot on the rubble strewn site of the future Lincoln Center. The title arises from the piece of scotch tape which had become wedged in the camera gate. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack Smith

Overstimulated (1959-63) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer

Note: This film is silent. "This short film, restored in 1995, stars Jerry Sims and the late filmmaker, Bob Fleischner. It is an early filmic exploration of the 'aesthetic of delirium' which Smith developed in his later films. At one time, in the 1970s this film was treated by Smith as a fragment, and included in various film/performances with No President. The audio cassette has 12 minutes of material and can be played at any point for the duration of the film." -- J. T. Plaster Foundation -- Brand new distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack Smith

Flaming Creatures (1962-3) 16mm, black and white, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: sound on film. "[Jack Smith] has graced the anarchic liberation of new American cinema with graphic and rhythmic power worthy of the best of formal cinema. He has attained for the first time in motion pictures a high level of art which is absolutely lacking in decorum; and a treatment of sex which makes us aware of the restraint of all previous filmmakers. "He has shown more clearly than anyone before how the poet's license includes all things, not only of spirit, but also of flesh; not only of dreams and of symbol, but also of solid reality. In no other art but the movies could this have so fully been done; and their capacity was realized by Smith." -- Film Culture "During its final deliberation, the selection jury decided to state explicitly that the majority of its members recognized the aesthetical and experimental qualities of the film FLAMING CREATURES by Jack Smith, but had to ascertain unanimously that the showing of it was impossible in regard to Belgian laws." -- Program Notes, Third International Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964 Awards: Fifth Independent Film Award, Film Culture; Prix Film Maudit, Third Int'l Film Exposition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964. Brand New distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $195.00
16mm Rental: $195.00

Jack Smith

I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo (1967-70s) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: Sound on CD. Restored by Jerry Tartaglia, 1997. "I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO, which stars Smith himself, takes its title from one of his live performances: I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground, staged in the early 1980s. Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity. It opens with the excerpt from No President originally called 'Marsh Gas of Flatulandia' -- several minutes of black and white footage of steam escaping from manholes segues to an interior scene of various creatures emerging from dry ice vapors - then shifts to show the filmmaker, clad in a leopard skin jump suit, attended by a nurse as he sits amidst the detritus of his duplex loft on Grand and Greene Street. "Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman Note: Sound on tape from the Jack Smith Record Collection (Jerry Tartaglia). Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery

16mm Rental: $120.00

Nikolai Ursin

Behind Every Good Man... (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"...presents a sensitive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a young male transvestite. Honest and compassionate, this short documentary dramitization transcends its subject to become a moving reminder of our own loneliness and alienation, of the futility of our own aspirations."--Genesis Films, Ltd.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Nick Zedd

Whoregasm (1988) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, queer_bi_trans

For side-by-side dual-projection, with 1/3 of both projected images overlapping in the middle. Sound on audio cassette. Cast: Nick Zedd, Susan Manson and the homeless people of New York.

Requiring two projectors, Whoregasm comes with instructions for simultaneous screenings. Seized by Montreal Customs in 1988. Initially banned by the Ontario Film Review Board and shown a year later at the Toronto Festival of Festivals where it made "Today's Best Bets" list in the Toronto Star, Whoregasm mixes images of hard-core, mechanical sex with subliminal messages and shots of ugly policemen. "Powerful and provocative, it neatly packages Zedd's vision of a cinema of transgression into a taboo-smashing explosion." -- Festival of Festivals, Toronto.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Jack Waters

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

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, multicultural, queer

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Astria Suparak

Some Kind of Loving (Joanie 4 Jackie, 2000) VHS NTSC, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Children & Youth, Erotic, Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Curated by Astria Suparak for the independent distribution system and feminist art project Joanie 4 Jackie, as the third and final Co-Star Tape. Some Kind of Loving explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture. Or: Performance (anxiety), awkwardness, and ambivalence. No Place Like Home #1+#2 (Video. 5:00+6:00, Karen Yasinsky), Fine Lines (Super-8 film, 5:00, Jane Gang), Lullaby (Video, 18:00, Jennifer Reeder), pornfilm (16mm film, 6:00, Stephanie Barber), Martina's Playhouse (Super-8 film, 20:00, Peggy Ahwesh). More information: http://www.joanie4jackie.com/costar/loving.php

VHS NTSC Rental: $15.00 (Individual) 75.00 (Institution)

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 (Individual) 100.00 (Institution)

Marguerite Paris

All Women Are Equal (1972) 16mm, Black and White, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Body, Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

All Women Are Equal is a black and white 15- minute documentary filmed in Nottingham England in 1972, about Paula, a male to female transsexual made by veteran lesbian filmmaker Marguerite Paris (1934-2007). This very early and non-exploitative representation of an ordinary well- adjusted transgendered person is historically significant for its treatment of the subject. While other films may have depicted drag queens and other performers (such as Frank Simon's 1968 feature The Queen), they were not made by a women. Also unique is that Paris produced, directed, shot and edited this film, which, unlike there other representations, allows the individual to tell her own personal story, without resorting to spectacle or focusing on performativity. Through Paris's lens, see Paula fixing her make up and discussing the difficulty of living as a woman and meeting other trans people. The discussion is remarkably detailed and offers incredible insights into both the time and Paul's individual psyche. The film was shot on East German 16mm B&W reversal film stock, and edited with cement splices. The sound was recorded on 1/4" reel to reel tape, then transferred to mag stock, and finally united with the edited reversal original, which had been mag striped.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $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

Alice O'Malley

Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca 1982-2006 (2007) DVD NTSC, , 32 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Every Woman Here includes excerpts from nine oral herstories, samples of 15 songs from Peace Camp Sings (produced by Sorrel Hays and Marilyn Ries, 1986), three songs from the Average Dyke Band, 1985 and 305 images from dozens of photographers.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Chop Off (2008) DVD NTSC, , 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Chop Off exposes the dark, fearful recesses of the human psyche by filming the body modification of performance artist R.K. Literally risking "life and limb," R.K.'S body is his medium and amputation is his art. The very act of filming him often stimulates a cascading range of emotions, from disgust to fear to dread." - Tribeca Film Festival 2009 "Please please show this film! It's unique, it's real, it's not like any other film. What one sees in it, can not be seen anywhere else. It will shock some, but the fact is that there are shocking things in this world and we should know it and see it, nothing human should be hidden from knowledge. You made a very REAL film about REAL people. One of the most difficult things to do in cinema. I congratulate you." - Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

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

Jasmine Hirst

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

You Can Execute Her But You Can't Kill Her (2006) DVD NTSC, Color and black & white, 3:23 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

My ten year correspondence with serial killer Aileen Wuornos leads to an intimate and mesmerizing interview on Florida's death row. Also features Penny Arcade, Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin. "I had the life as Aileen Wuornos. Why did I end up on the stages of the world, rather than on death row?" : Penny Arcade, ex-Andy Warhol superstar. Aileen was executed in October 2002 at Florida's State Prison.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

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

Genre: Narrative

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

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

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jasmine Hirst

Trailers (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 9:11 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

I met and filmed Aileen Wuornos on death row in Florida in 1997. We had been corresponding for 5 years and Aileen had asked me to film her talking about the truth of her life and crimes as part of her preparation to die. I have been trying to finish this feature length documentary since then. But can't. There is something wrong with me. Instead I make two minute trailers about other films I'd like to make. This is a trailer of trailers.

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Upstairs (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 2:01 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

What if it's not the dead people in your house you should be scared of? What if there is actually someone upstairs? This is a trailer for an upcoming feature.

Rental: $45.00
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Katrina Del Mar

A Beautiful Death (2006) DVD NTSC, , 7 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

Called "radical" and "groundbreaking" by Nan Goldin, this lesbian vampire film features an unusual feeding frenzy and vampires playing rock "n" roll and board games.

Rental: $50.00
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Jack Waters

Short Memory No History: AIDS, Art, Activism (2000) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer, Bi, Trans

AIDS and queer activism conveyed by their erasure from mainstream points of reference. This video examines the development of a cultural trend; the emergence of a lesbian and gay culture that evolved out of political activity in the late '80s sparked by the advent of the AIDS epidemic in America. The video explores the premise that history serves to solidify only that which is most efficacious to the preservation of the standards that perpetuate the status of the power elite. The past is revealed through the recollections of four activists who worked in different areas of the movement: Art (Robert Pacheco Vazquez, Gran Fury); Media (Sandra Elgear, Testing The Limits); Activism (Sarah Schulman, Lesbian Avengers); and Agitprop (Esther Kaplan-Cheap Art). All intersect as components or derivations of ACT-UP New York, the landmark socio-political mechanism that set the tone for a global revision of public perception of medicine, politics, and culture, but whose central operatives, historical origins, and current state of affairs is largely forgotten . The present is represented by an overview and crowd interviews at the Millennium March 2000 for Lesbian and Gay Equality, a largely promotional event, begging the question: is marketing the new form of activism?

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Linda Dement

Heaven (1986) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

Punk surreal darkness from the streets of early 1980's Sydney; artist Jasmine Hirst eats diamonds, a dead pig's eye is gouged out, a girl aims her rifle & shoots while a voice reads from Bataille's "The Story of the Eye"

Rental: $40.00
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Linda Dement

Heart (1987) DVD NTSC, Color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Artists, Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

A gang of punk girls, with knives, bikes, killer intent & a dingo, roam the streets, pash in public toilets and come to a confrontation in a back alley. A threatening naked figure in a dark interior demolishes a heart. A prisoner is taken. The ferret is washed clean of blood.

Rental: $40.00
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Smith & Lowles

Manmaid (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

While strolling around in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, casually we entered a Rite Aid pharmaceutical to unknowingly discover an 'untold treasure trove'. At first glance it seems like any other drug store full of 'gadgets and gizmos aplenty', these artificial delights illuminated by the cheap industrial lights above surround a spectacular giant disco ball. This spherical misplaced object mirroring the culture of today, draws your attention to the grandiose dome shaped interior of yesteryear, a former theatre with its original ornate wall reliefs and elaborate balconies once overlooking the dramatized stories of the past, now hidden beneath the facade of cheap house hold 'whozits and whatzits. The ceiling black resembling the night sky, the shoddy store lights twinkling like the celestial heavens, your eyes move down to the aisles that become infinite spaces of information...the shelves being an orderly symmetrical system that display the complexities of modern necessities. You are confronted with the question of..'look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collections complete.?' sung to you in a satirical manner by Lee Kyle, a strong, physically masculine, tattooed, bearded man taking on the persona of the little mermaid, brings to light the social, cultural ideas and expectations of what it is to be a man or a woman.'wouldn't you think Im a girl, a girl who has everything thing'. In a ever dissatisfied, all attainable, disposable A.D.D world..'but who cares no big deal I wont more'

Rental: $40.00
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Smith & Lowles

Too Rich Tourists (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

In a toxic haze of red, white and blue gloss paint, an artificial forest opens up, a sanctuary where baroque meets pop, fairytale meets grunge, purity meets sin. The iconic colors red, white and blue are re appropriated as nature. We find our current global climate coming to a climax, fueling our desire for an alternative reality. We're desperately seeking a new spirituality, a new mythology in a 'too rich' too attainable, technological age. This synthetic fantasy landscape channels the global anxieties of the past and present. This man-made forest belongs to the magical world of the fetish, the pre-ordained nature of artificial relics. Where disconnected identities are placed in a perverse unfamiliar foreign territory. A Place where everyone is a tourist.

Rental: $40.00
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Smith & Lowles

The Sunshine Girls (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

16mm film exposed through regular 8 camera, uncut , filmed at different speeds capturing the magic of the physicality of film and the nostalgia of the nyc underground era of the 60's. Exploring the subject of the artist as both voyeur and performer, due to the nature of the film both characters appear on scene within the same frame, suggesting a male gaze when in actualliy the filmmakers take in turn to film each other.

Rental: $40.00
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Michelle Handelman

Dorian (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer & Bi Trans

A four-channel video installation adapting Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" from a queer feminist perspective. Like the films of Warhol and Godard, that blur the line between performance and reality, all of the performers in Dorian are playing some version of themselves. Sequinette (Dorian) is a young gender-bending drag impresario; Armen Ra (Lord H)is a renowned therein player; K8 Hardy (Sybl Vain)is a performance artist and co-creator of the queer art collective LTTR; AND Flawless Sabrina (Dead Dorian)is a drag legend. Original music by: Vincent Baker, Lustmord Armen Ra, Nadia Sirota, Stefan Tcherepnin. "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" has been presented at Participant, Inc., NYC (May 2009); Virtuoso Illusion curated by Michael Rush (MIT List Visual Arts Cebter, Feb 2010); and Arthouse at The Jones Center, Austin (Jan-Mar 2011). Supported by Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund Grant; NYSCA Distribution Regrant, Electronic Media and Film, and the LMCC Studio Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Rental: $50.00
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Sarah Pucill

Swollen Stigma / Cast (1998- 2000) DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer / bi / trans

SWOLLEN STIGMA (1998) 16mm col, sound, 20 min- Swollen Stigma nourishes the fantasy of its protagonist's inner life and proposes a lesbian imaginary which takes leap into risk and displacement. The film opens with an entranced seated woman working her finger through a single strand of hair and proceeds to explore her lived imaginary in which desire and fear interlace. She re-visions different moments in time which are haunted by an absent lover. Like a playful fairy princess, this lover appears upside down in an armchair, hanging legs-down from the ceiling, playing dead on the floor, or eating roses; her body continuously permeates the woman's reality. The film's shifting points of view jump between the protagonist, fantasy spaces and her lover, making an internal world leak into what is external with the fluidity of blood into water. CAST (2000) 16mm b&w, sound, 17min- Cast creates a claustrophobic and haunting space where people and things invade worlds in which they do not normally belong. Lifeless dolls are heaped inside drawers, dolled-up life size figures lie motionless on a windy beach at the water's edge; a chair rocks in an empty room, a mirror reflects and observes, and a chest of drawers is caressed by the sea. The film has a dramatic sensibility that sets up a false promise of narrative. It's structure, instead is akin to that of dreams where different scenic spaces collapse and the inanimate and animate interchange. Wide-angled perspectives, shifting point of view and juxtapositions of sound and silence force inner and outer realities to collide, creating a unsettling psychic world.

Rental: $45.00
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Jerry Tartaglia

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $95.00
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Jerry Tartaglia

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Amnesia (2000) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history, queer / bi / trans

The artifact and images of Queer lives are the only evidence of our existences. If we allow our Queer culture to be eradicated or lost, then our link to one another, our past, and our future, are also lost. This film uses found footage, 19th century photographs of affectionate men, digitized video imagery, and gay ephemera to imagine a past and create a future Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1999 Stuttgart Filmwinter, 2005

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jerry Tartaglia

See For Yourself (1995) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, body, personal /diary / journal, queer / bi / trans

The 17 minute film is an intimate document of a person as he dying from an infection associated with HIV. It has been edited to create the illusion that the viewer is looking at camera "rushes" or unedited "dailies" of a movie. This editorial choice affords the viewers an unencumbered emotional response to what they are seeing on the screen. See For Yourself is a silent film, shot largely in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Autumn of 1993. This film's subject is the filmmaker's friend, David Kline, who requested that this film be made in order for "people to see for themselves what A.I.D.S. look like." David Kline died in September 1993. Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1996.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Ecce Homo (1989) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, queer / bi / trans

Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) interweaves images from Jean Genet's masterpiece, Un Chant d'Amour with images from gay male sex films. It forces the viewer to question the point of view in looking at "pornographic" images. American A.I.D.S. hysteria during the 1980s portrayed gay sex a pornographic, politically incorrect, sinful, or, at best, a public health hazard. Ecce Homo asks whether the taboo is against gay sex or against seeing gay sex. Art of the American Century: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000. 1990 Atlanta International Film Festival Best Experimental Film Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1990 "Ecce Homo makes it all worthwhile. It reclaims desire in the age of A.I.D.S. Tartaglia is an artist at the peak of his powers." Vito Russo, The Advocate

Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Digital Meditations (2004-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history, personal /diary / journal, queer / bi / trans

Wasted Days (2004) 5min- A visualization of the poem of the same name by Oscar Wilde. Via Dolorosa (2005) 7 min- Shot in Chinchon, Spain and Lobachsville, Pennsylvania, this piece is an elegy, in memory of a friend who died suddenly. Sede Vacante (2006) 4min- The chair is empty-and has been for many centuries. Denkmal (2007) 8 min- The memorial to the victims of Nazism in Berlin.

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1985-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #1 includes: OPHELIA, THE CAT LADY, JABBOCK, THE MIRROR GARDEN, PHASES OF THE MOON, OBLIVION, THE HEAVENS, EARTH, MINOR REVISIONS, RAZOR HEAD, SELF PORTRAIT, SADISTIC SELF PORTRAIT, SLASH PORTRAIT, HARD PORTRAIT

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #2 includes: AQUARIUM, INNER SANCTUM, THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE, A FAUSTIAN KNOT, TWILIGHT, HEAD SHOT, THE CAT MUSIC, PENGUIN POOL, MOTHER'S DAY, BATHED IN LIGHT, GOING FOR A RIDE, MOTHER GARDEN, ROBERT'S MOTHER'S FLOWERS, TIME TAKEN, BRIEF VISIT.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Jack Waters

Flower Market, The (1994) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, queer_bi_trans

New York's floral district, like Amsterdam's is a scene that is most vibrant at the crack of dawn when flowers are shipped in to wholesalers. Very convenient timing if you've spent all night at the disco! If you want it fresh, you have to be there early. Not only are the better florists there to get the freshest flowers, but also the latest, freshest, and hottest dish. The scenario of this video is inspired by the central core of the design world: innuendo, rumors and gossip. Hearsay based on the cruising practices of one of New York's top gay floral designers. A vignette in a pastoral country setting--full of sunflowers and wild flowers--shows what the honey bee is really attracted to. Two lusty youths get it on atop a bed of exotic varieties.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I (1967-1971) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

NEW RESTORED PRINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II (1967-1969) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: JABBOK -- The story of Jacob wrestling the angel at the stream called Jabbok. PHASES OF THE MOON: THE PARAPSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE -- "I usually avoid the term 'film poem', because it was overused in the '40s and '50s. But somehow it fits, PHASES OF THE MOON; it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy." (Jonas Mekas). OBLIVION -- A luminous erotic portrait of a young neighbourhood hustler.

16mm Rental: $55.00

Carl Michael George

6 Feet (1991) VHS_NTSC, bw, 23 min. min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, queer

Vignettes by three dancers, Peter Cramer, Brian Taylor and Jack Waters; choreographic fantasies of German New Wave urbanity , bureaucratic existentialism , primal illusions, Butoh musings, and a campy romp down Central Park South!

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Su Friedrich

First Comes Love (1991) 16mm, BW, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family, Queer Bi Trans

First Comes Love consists of perfectly choreographed scenes of four wedding ceremonies accompanied by a complex medley of popular love songs. All seems to be going as it should until the couples reach the altar, when the celebratory atmosphere is interrupted for a surprising public service announcement. Then song and dance continues until the happy couples depart, leaving behind a dwindling crowd and a few altar boys who carefully sweep up the rice that blankets the pavement like snow.

Rental: $88.00
16mm Rental: $88.00

Melissa Friedling

Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart (2002) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, body, films about film, found footage, history, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Inspired by the hyperbolic prose of notorious celebrity fetishist, Mercedes de Acosta, this film poses questions about truth, identity, and desire.

Film Synopsis:
Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is dedicated to the memory of poet, novelist, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter, Mercedes de Acosta. Mercedes is inspired by De Acosta's own published memoirs, Here Lies the Heart (1960) in which De Acosta obsessively lists her impressive cache of celebrity acquaintances (including Elenora Duse, Isadora Duncan, Alice B. Toklas, Marlene Deitrich, and Greta Garbo, among others). The film borrows De Acosta's hyperbolic stylistics to move through archival footage, narrative fantasy sequences, and dramatic "reenactments" in manic combination of varied genre forms. While highlighting De Acosta's distinctive passions for celebrity and her own sexual, ethnic, and spiritual entanglements, Mercedes poses questions about biographical structure and autobiographical representation, history and fantasy, identity and desire.

"At once an insightful deconstruction of stardom and biography, and a wry camp appreciation of their value, Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is witty, artful, and original."
--Steven Cohan, author of Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties (1997)and editor of Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader (2002).

"Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is exhaustively researched and combines original as well as archival footage, mixing documentary, fiction and fantasy. Using idioms of fan culture and voyeurism, rendered in a polyvalent form, Friedling contributes to a rich tradition of filmmakers who have experimented with gender and personal narrative. What makes Friedling's work distinctive is her use of a marginal figure such as Mercedes (who nevertheless perceives herself as central to various historical events). The director does not permit us identification with this figure, but allows her to become the point from which to launch a series of mini-essays and vignettes at break-neck speed. Mercedes' story becomes as much about her as it is about the paucity of truth, the fertility of imagination, the charm of media images, the crisis of lesbian desire and a melancholic search for meaning. . . Mercedes lives her life as a tissue of lies which lead her to an equally flawed, highly Orientalizing, moment of truth . . . In subtle ways, the film makes her fabrications a mockery of the worlds inhabited by her glamorous ex-lovers Garbo and Dietrich; a world that remains inaccessible to Mercedes in any real terms. By turning the limitations of her (marginal) protagonists into a meditation on society at large, I would argue that Friedling goes further than a previous generation of feminist filmmakers who explored women's valorization of personal narrative when confronted with the impossibility of female self-expression within patriarchy. Friedling affectionately celebrates narratives of failure and error, which are compelling for their insistent, if doomed, alternative takes on reality."
-Priya Jaikumar, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and author of Cinema at the End of Empire: Britain and India, 1927-1947 (2006).

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Sleep in a Nest of Flames (1994-2000) DVD NTSC, color, 118 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography and Autobiography , History , Literature & Theater, Personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

A poet of the poet, filmmaker, editor, and avant-gardism Charles Henri Ford.

"[This] glimpse of a close-knit, trans-Atlantic salon elite morphing over several decades is absorbing for the links revealed between each modernist epoch. Wealth of archived materials on tap (not least Ford's own portrait photography) makes near-mythic cultural figures and events seem teasingly immediate. Especially intriguing is an extended section about the elaborate 'Paper Ball' Tschelitchew devised for a Hartford, Conn., museum in 1936, as it suggests multimedia 'happenings' were hardly a 1960s invention." -Variety

"A superb film, filled with witty glimpses of the illustrious..." -LA Times

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $20

James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Our New Family (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children_Youth, family , personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

What is the definition of a contemporary family? Who make the best parents? what are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will these affect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? These questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogacy and family building ultimately ending in their twin sons. The specific history that lead to this desirefor family is explored through the filmmakers' life experience and the viewer is offered a window onto the changing social mores of the last half century.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $20

Liz Roberts

Useless Seething (1996) Color and Black and White , min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Body , Literature , Queer_bi_trans

Push on the words until they turn into images

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

99 Hooker

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

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

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

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

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Michelle Handelman

Irma Vep, The Last NIght (2014) DVD, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Body, Erotic, Films about Films, Philosophical, Queer/Bi/Trans

"Irma Vep, the last breath" is a multichannel video project based on Musidora, the French silent film actress, and the character she is best known for, Irma Vep from the film Les Vampires (dir. Louis Feuillade 1915). It's a piece about living in the shadows, criminal anxiety and the relationship between the artist and her creation, both fictional and real. Irma Vep and Musidora are played by Zackary Drucker and Mother Flawless Sabrina, two artists who have developed a relationship that transgresses the border of art and life, obliterating social expectations while documenting a cultural evolution of gender. This project mirrors their relationship with that of Musidora and Irma Vep, taking up motifs from the silent movie such as gazes, affected body language and the figure of the masked woman. Shot on a starkly illuminated set that makes space for anxious projections of desire and knowledge on the void that is Irma Vep - a space between the genders, between vamps of the silent era and the contemporary queer - 'Irma Vep, the last breath" smashes the shiny veneer of artifice to reveal dark, subconscious layers of identity

DVD NTSC Rental: $150

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

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

Ruth Novaczek

The New World (2014) DVD, color and b&w, 23:17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, found footage , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, queer / bi / trans

A bricolage adventure in time, where repurposed heroines discuss revolution and the future in the past tense.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

Jake Morton

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

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

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

Simon J. Heath

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

Genre: Documentary

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

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

Rental: $20

DVD PAL Sale: $50

Su Friedrich

Damned If You Don't (1987) BW, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Queer Bi Trans

Script, direction, camera, editing, and sound editing by Su Friedrich. Script consulting and set decoration by Cathy Quinlan. Production managing by Peggy Ahwesh. Produced by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the DAAD. "Damned If You Don't is a real prize. Beautifully shot in black and white, it blends conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voicovers to create an intimate study of sexual expression and repression. It begins with footage from a stylish old potboiler about an isolated convent, whose tale of passions leashed and unleashed provides the leitmotif for a young lesbian who watches it and the lonely nun she pursues and seduces. As the two women's lives come closer to joining, voiceovers from the biography of a 16th century lesbian nun and the reminiscences of a woman's closeted romances at a Catholic school flesh out the theme. When the two women finally meet and make love, the woman's careful unwrapping of the nun's complicated prison of clothing is both foreplay and liberating metaphor. The film is as hypnotic as a dream." -Andrew Rasanen, BAY WINDOWS Selected Film Festival Screenings and Awards: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 1990 Athens Film Festival BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE FILM, 1988 Atlanta Film Festival 1989 Whitney Biennial, NY; 10eme Festivale Internationale des Filmes des Femmes, Creteil, France; Festival of Festivals, Toronto; Flaherty Film Festival, NY; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Virginia Festival of American Film, Charlottesville; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan; Third International Festival of Films by Women, Montreal; "Filmmor" Women's Film Festival, Turkey Cast The Nun: Peggy Healey The Other Woman: Ela Troyano Voiceovers by Makea McDonald, Martina Siebert and Cathy Quinlan

Rental: $164.00
16mm Rental: $164.00

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)

Ashley George

HEMA (2015) 16mm, DVD NTSC, Color, 5:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, pesonal diary journal, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical

Hema is an intimate exploration of the female body's special connection with the ebb and flow of the universe, and it's crucial involvement in the direct replenishment, nourishment and care for natural rebirth and growth. The title of this work is a play on 'hemoglobin', the red protein responsible for moving oxygen through the blood of vertebrates. Much like hemoglobin directly influences the successful function of our lifeblood, it is my view that women are direct influencers on the successful function of reproducing in both the maternal-spiritual sense as well as the physical act. Our bodies are powerful vessels and this work intends to highlight the magical elements within the female body through the eyes of a queer woman who lives in a physical-spiritual place of empowerment, confidence and pride in mind and body. By focusing on this character's fetishization of the menstruation process, Hema seeks to empower women to be universally proud of the miracle nature provides the female form as it cycles through existence, and to share this recognition of power with other women in their lives as they see fit.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Ashley Christopher Leach

Annie (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 74 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, queer, Bi, Trans

Caught between the undying love of her boyfriend Andy and the wild obsession of a crazed theater producer, Annie cannot remember the traumatic event that lead to her life as a gender-neutral performance artist living in New York. As vague memories from her past begin to resurface, Annie succumbs to the mental pressures of not knowing who she is. After a strange yet enlightening encounter with the sophisticated socialite Elvira, Annie realizes she must return to what is left of her boyhood home in North Carolina, in hopes that either her brothers or father can provide the answers she desperately seeks.

Rental: $30

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Cynthia Madansky

DEVOTION (2003) 16mm, DVD, color, 34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

A sparing and minimal travelogue of Istanbul. A foreigner meditates on the unraveling of a relationship while moving from hotel room to hotel room. In a city simultaneously devoted to Islam and secular nationalism, she finds refuge in the frailty and severity of the rituals of devotion.

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

16mm Sale: $1000.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Grete Miller

Tribute (2011) 16mm, color / b&w, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, science & medicine

An experimental collage of found footage appropriated to tell the story of Miller's relationship with her acting professor, and Broadway actress, Andrea Masters. A talented force in the New York City theater world, Masters bestowed powerful lessons and played an important role in developing Miller's education and coming to terms with her sexual orientation. Tribute is a memoir that captures the beginning, middle and end of their relationship. A mentor and maternal figure who vanished from Miller's life after suffering a stroke, would be found 5 years later after Miller discovered her living in a rundown Bronx nursing home.

Rental: $70.00

16mm Sale: $100.00

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