Rudy Albers

Silent Music (1967) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A film experimenting with the use of multiple exposed colored lights evoking the mystery of creation, stars and planets, atoms and electrons, souls and spirits

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Sambhoga-Kaya (1982) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

... describes a body that enjoys the wealth of purified vision. Herein dwells the enlightened one while embodied in the superhuman form. This is the first reflex on the heavenly planes and represents phenomenal appearances. It is the essence of the mind, the celestial state and the divine body of perfect endowment. The mind being as the uncreated and of the voidness, vacuous, ready to reach the point of Nirmana-Kaya, which is the primordial essence. -- Evans/ Wentz, Tibetan Book of Liberation the activity resulting from its enjoyment (the wealth of purified visions) is the instruction by the Sons of Victorious One and its spontaneity is its effortlessness. It is as if the King of Jewels (The Wishfulfillment Gem) were present --sGam. Po. Pa. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation Although purists in the study of Tibetan Buddhism and its teachings may think the use of it as a title to this piece, I feel that it is the only way in which to express the effect of the work. The path takes many forms and manifests separately with each, and this is my awareness of such a state as Sambhoga-Kaya.

Rental: $30.00
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Steven Arnold

Liberation of The Mannique Mechanique, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"This film has a sensitive balance of all its parts and it is realized with masterly control. Each gesture, movement, position, as well as all of the costuming, make-up and props work in a harmony for this under-dream-world of Eastern magicians. Even the bodies of the actors look as though they were designed for the film. There is odalisque fragrance of incense and kief... and behind that, almost imperceptible, the smell of rotting flesh. Arnold has made a beautiful and powerful film poem that is saturated with style." -- Robert Nelson "I've always liked the "Liberation of the Mannique Mechanique"... a heavy sense of the macabre, the mystical, the twilight world. It was a kind of Rosicrucian gang-rape." -- Gene Youngblood, Los Angels Free Press. "... overt symbolic content... strong black and white photography. I find that Arnold and Wiese are just more sensitive to a certain quality of photographic image than other filmmakers I can name." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Caroline Avery

Cross Road (1988) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

After having fallen down on my knees. A painted salutation to Hermes.

Rental: $30.00
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Bruce Baillie

Mass For The Dakota Sioux (1964) 16mm, black and white, 20.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Synopsis: The film begins with a short introduction--No chance for me to live, Mother you might as well mourn Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Sioux Chief. Applause for a lone figure dying on the street. INTROIT. A long, lightly-exposed section composed in the camera. KYRIE. A motor cyclist crossing the San Francisco Bridge accompanied by the sound of the Gregorian chant, recorded at the Trappist Monastery in Vina, California. The sounds of the mass rise and fall throughout. GLORIA. The sound of a siren and a short sequence of a '33 Cadillac proceeding over the Bay Bridge disappearing into a tunnel. The final section of the Communion begins with the OFFERTORY in a procession of lights and figures to the second chant. The anonymous figure from the introduction is discovered again, dead on the pavement. The body is consecrated and taken away past an indifferent, isolated people, accompanied by the final chant. The Mass is traditionally a celebration of life; thus the contradiction between the form of the Mass and the theme of Death. The dedication is to the religious people who were destroyed by the civilization which evolved the Mass.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Bruce Baillie

Still Life (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Summer 1966; coming out of the artist's period of life at Graton -- a communal venture in the woods north of San Francisco. A film on efforts toward new American religion.

Rental: $30.00
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Scott Bartlett

Trip to the Moon., A (1968) 16mm, black and white, 32.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

There have been many films created by computer and electronic manipulation. The human element -- Identifiable people expressing recognizable thought -- is a welcome surprise in a trip to the moon. Seven young men, each of them involved in one of the arts (Carlo Ceniveros, Gene Schoefeld, Micheal Hollingstead, Jin Arender, Scott Barlett, Edward Bear, Iver Flom) talk for the greater part of the film. They are involved in a discussion of mystical processes important to them: astrology and the I Ching. But their conversation is edited so that ultimately the discussion becomes a mantra, evolving around the nature of these men and the mysteries of their universe. -- Miss Peachum

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Alan Berliner

Myth in the Electronic Age (1981) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment_Nature, Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Philosophical, Spiritual Mystical

Themes of earth, air, fire and water amidst the rhythms and confused intense sensations of modern life. With commentary by Marshall McLuhan.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Wallace Berman

Aleph (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Spiritual / Mystical, Technology

"This film took a decade to make and is the only true envisionment of the sixties I know." -- Stan Brakhage "Aleph is an artist's meditation on life, death, mysticism, politics, and pop culture. In an eight-minute loop of film, Wallace Berman uses Hebrew letters to frame a hypnotic, rapid-fire montage that captures the go-go energy of the 1960s. Aleph includes stills of collages created using a Verifax machine, Eastman Kodak's precursor to the photocopier. These collages depict a hand-held radio that seems to broadcast or receive popular and esoteric icons. Signs, symbols, and diverse mass-media images (e.g., Flash Gordon, John F. Kennedy, Mick Jagger) flow like a deck of tarot cards, infinitely shuffled in order that the viewer may construct his or her own set of personal interpretations. The transistor radio, the most ubiquitous portable form of mass communication in the 1960s, exemplifies the democratic potential of electronic culture and serves as a metaphor for Jewish mysticism. The Hebrew term kabbalah translates as "reception" for knowledge, enlightenment, and divinity. " -The Jewish Museum

Rental: $40.00
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Les Blank

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Music, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Tony Bond

Novitiate (1976) 16mm, color, 25.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Havery Lavery continues to work as a top model while studying for the Catholic priesthood. Out going and independent, he is often resented by his fellow seminarians, yet popular with lay people.

Rental: $30.00
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Will Bragger

Portrait of a Crooked Cross (1993) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Mental trials of a woman who has been through twenty years of the Catholic experience. The images of the film are literal interpretations of dreams from this time period.

Rental: $35.00
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Stan Brakhage

Blue Moses (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A meat enigma spoken in eternal language of director, con man, and magician. It's about the sham flesh that men create to dam the streaming of the truth from their muscles and senses... a molecule of revelation in the shape of a drama thrown off by the artist between ANTICIPATION and DOG STAR MAN. -- Michael McClure. A manifesto of film epistemology in the form of an actor n conflict with the camera eye. -- Brussels catalogue. Brussels International Film Festival, 1964.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Dog Star Man: Part IV (1964) 16mm, color, 6.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

The fall and evening in this cycle of all history, all mankind; returning via a Fall into the generative Dream of PRELUDE. Death cast into the future by the question, What is death like? is recognized as the lens through which we grasp the limitlessness of life. P Adams Sitney BRAND NEW PRINT.

Rental: $30.00
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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Sarah Jane Lapp

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $100

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Fern Silva

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Films by Fern Silva

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

Rental: $80

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

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

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

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

Richard Brick

Visits with God (1992) 16mm, color, 24.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Science & Medicine, Spiritual / Mystical

Documentary subtitled TWO FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES which explores the possibility of life after death through two cases based on model established by Raymond Moody, M. D. in his book, Life After Life. Two women, speaking directly to camera, recall in riveting detail their own near death experiences during critical medical procedures. Accounts are personal, moving, authentic. Produced under an independent Filmmakers Grant from the American Film Institute.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Betzy Bromberg

Body Politic (god melts bad meat) (1988) 16mm, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Political / Social Activism, Science & Medicine, Spiritual / Mystical

Examines the relationship between high-technology medicine, religion, politics and the American family. ... travels through a realm of modern moral dilemma, as it examines the relationship between high-technology medicine, religion, politics, and the American family. "The body, culture and nature are also at stake in BODY POLITIC, a film that goes to a hospital operating room, research laboratories and a family picnic to outline the issues raised by genetic experimentation. With her typical serious humor, Bromberg explores both the claims of science (we can improve human life) and the claims of religion (God made perfect beings) and implicitly asks the question, 'How do we know when we've gone too far?' ... There's no voice-over and the argument is made by an athletic juxtaposition and testimony." - Helen Knode, LA Weekly Selective Exhibition: London Film Festival, 1989; Rotterdam Film Festival, 1990; Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1990.

16mm Rental: $160.00

Silvestre Byrón

Misterio de Lourdes (1971) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Faith and mystical ceremonial. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

John Campbell

Form and Void (1995) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

(comes in hand-crafted box) A retinal-impact film composed of a succession of animated inkblot patterns that evolve from structures resembling strands of DNA to more complex, nearly subliminal images of plants, animals, demons and mandalas. This film was inspired by Zen Scholar, Alan Watts' interpretation of the Yin/Yang principle.

Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Martin Charlot

Apocalypse 3:16 (1966) 16mm, black and white, 96 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

With Myron van Brundt and Tom Kealiinohomoku. Apocalypse 3:16--'... I shall vomit thee out of My mouth because thou are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm...' Dealing with the subject of the soul and its relation to modern man in his contemporary environment, the story is how a man, caught in a Twentieth Century web of materialism, is introduced to the complexities of the spiritual self. Today when 'spirituality is often considered only an intellectual pursuit,' the discovery of it as an overpowering force in one's self can be shocking. The film concerns a man, violent in nature, driven much against his will into a realization of his soul. At first he combats this realization and fails. He tries to master it and fails. He tries to destroy it and fails. Finally, in the only way he knows how, being faithful to his nature, he accepts it by offering his whole being to its truth. He uses his nature as a prayer and offers his beating heart. Divided into two contrasting reels, it is made up of many seemingly disjointed scenes. The first reel is heavy, setting up moods and giving hints of the final revelation. Much that seems unimportant gains its importance as the film reaches its terrifying climax. The second reel starting with a statement of death, moves forcefully, as the subject deepens, to its inevitable ending. "... it is a piercing piece of film that combines shocking horror and tender beauty, violence rich in unrelenting quiet and a strange quietness oozing with tension..." -- Boxoffice Magazine. "Charlot has brought out a true avant-garde pioneer work in his latest film worthy to rank high... It involves the spectator in a world of its own... wherein reality and dream, love and hatred, spirit and flesh mingle... Its art is strong and new..." -- Die Tat, Zurich "Should you look up the Biblical title in Revelation, you will be prepared for an hour and 30 minutes of suspense, beauty, unusual dramatic devices, and shock in this morality play... The acting is consistently expressive... Especially spirited is Tom Kealiinohomoku who enacts the arch sinner, and Myron van Brundt sensitively characterizes the saintly man..." -- Honolulu Star Bulletin

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head (1979) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Spiritual / Mystical

Minor Revisions- "I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the US Army and after the birth of his second daughter)".

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Morpheus In Hell (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

I, prolugue, II, the angel morpheus/the major arcana, iii, jeu de la main. The title refers to quote attributed to Stan Brakhage regarding the avant garde artist: 'Orpheus has been too long in Hell.' Part II, alludes both to the sixth strophe of the Third Song of 'Les Chants du Maldoror' by le comte de Lautremont (Isador Ducasse) and to SIRUS REMEMEBERED by Brakhage. Occult imagery and romantic narrative are reformed by repetition and the element of chance.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Martha Colburn

Evil of Dracula (1997) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

A Hypno-Physycho-Vampiric spazzm of fanged advertisements with money-hungry, blood-thirsty grins. This animated film in FANGTASTIC color is enough to cause a line-up at your local Blood Bank. Made with home-spun special effects of funnel-vision and hand-colored film. With a Blood Draining soundtrack by the legendary Lyrical Monster Song Master Jad Fair and musical madman Jason Willett. Originally super-8. "Like a punk-rock offspring from a glue-sniffing union of Carol Burnett and Bruce Conner, Colburn shows us, through found-footage and a camera that won't sit still the reality of our sick, seventies heritage ... filtering it through layers of color and grime to reveal the uneasiness that accompanies the freewheeling attitudes that make up our current cultural consciousness." -- Jeff Lambert

Rental: $30.00
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Dave Davies

Resurrection (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

Jesus Christ finds himself resurrected in the Catskills. After walking on water and miraculously healing a blind woman, he instinctly heads south down Route 17 towards civilization, carrying a ten-foot cross on his back. How do eight million New Yorkers react to Him. Jesus goes to Time Square to find out. He's preaching to the multitudes when the police show up. Men of the cloth just turn away. See how Jesus finally copes with reality. Actual documentary footage (nothing staged)."--D. D./B. B. Available on 16mm or standard 8mm.

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

Storm De Hirsch

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

Geometrics of the Kabbalah (1975) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"5 is water, 5 is the letter X. 5 is distance. 5 says no. 5 laughs when divided into 2. 5 swims backwards, and space is five. The cherry tree is one. The hurt is 1 plus 1, the wish is two. The wonder three. The absence four, and the five is the Universe. The Universe in the head, the universe in the eye, the sky and the waterdrop. "5 is the unicorn in the circle, 5 can multiply, subtract, and dismiss. Divided and dismiss. 5 is the smoke of heaven, 7 unholy and 12 unmentionable. The privacy of Alpha and Omega is 12, the world is 12. The first and the last of the hunt is 12. 12 is the cry, the secret, the Great Mistake. 12 is the falling steeple. 12 stands high like the meeting of the gods because 12 are lurching altitudes beyond man whose life and death lie only in the 3. Stand 1 to 5, divide and topple. The points beyond the gate of 5 are sharp, walk carefully. 5 is the enclosure, 5 is the pointed start of the planet."--from Brook 16, "Source Books of Storm De Hirsch," 9/24/66.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Maya Deren

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, spiritual

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

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Victor Faccinto

Exercise (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

A rephotographic investigation of relationships between literal and visual material. Based on the theme 'spiritual redundancy'. --V. F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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

Bob Fleischner

Lady Louise (1979) 16mm, color, 9.25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A meeting between a girl with magical powers and a seaman who is attracted by her, and the sea as well. A return to narrative form of filmmaking, with Camille Foss and Myron Adams as the girl and the seaman. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Visions of a City (1978) 16mm, black and white, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Originally shot in 1957 and edited in 1978. The protagonist, poet Michael McClure, emerges from the all-reflection imagery of glass shop and car windows, bottles, mirrors, etc. in scenes which are also accurate portraits of both McClure and the city of San Francisco in 1957. At the same time it is a lyric and mystical film, building to a crescendo of rhythmically intercut shots of McClure's face, seemingly trapped on the glazed surface of the city. I don't think of this as an "early film" anymore, since it never came together until '78. Now it's tight.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Larry Jordan

Duo Concertantes (1964) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

An established classic. Steel engravings form a surrealistic dream world. P. Adams Sitney has written at length on the film in his book Visionary Film. It can be shown to any adventurous audience, young or old, and has never disappointed. The theme: resurrection, rebirth, flight into higher spheres was thought to be out-moded in this century's art. Evidently not, judging from the impact of the film on viewers. "Jordan's imagery is exquisite and eloquent, concentrating on simple, repeated use of particularly poetic symbols and figures, a conglomerative effect of old Gustave Dore drawings, 19th century whatnot memorabilia, all fused to a totally aware perception." -- Lita Eliseu, East Village

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Larry Jordan

Gymnopedies (1965) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine, Spiritual / Mystical

The theme is Weightlessness. Objects and characters are cut loose from habitual meanings, also from tensions and gravitational limitations. A lyric Eric Satie track accompanies the film. Such a portrait seems necessary from time to time to remind us that equilibrium and harmony are possible, and that we will not dissolve into a jelly if we allow ourselves to relax into them: A horseman rides through the landscape, through the town, but never arrives anywhere in particular. An acrobat swings on a rope above a canal in Venice, and is content just to swing there. Nothing threatens to disturb them. This film is a total contrast to the Kafka-like oddities of Eastern European animation. "It is impossible not to hallucinate on your own while watching it." -- Lita Eliseu, East Village Other

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Hamfat Asar (1965) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"Jordan is one of the collagists and animators of film who can produce a significant vision. He is finding a way to work seriously with animation. Jordan is starting to significantly develop animation, in HAMFAT ASAR, as a fine arts mode." -- Carl Linder, SF Observer Animation. The strangeness of this film is laced with carefully molded apocalypses as the filmmaker explores a vision of life beyond death -- the Elysian fields of Homer, Dante's Purgatorio, de Chirico's stitched plain. A moving single picture. Evolving the structure or script for the film involved a process of controlled hallucination, whereby I sat quietly without moving, looking at the background until the pieces began to move without my inventing things for them to do. I found that, given the chance, they really did have important business to attend to, and my job was to furnish them with the power of motion. I never deviated from this plan.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Larry Jordan

Orb (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A compact, full-color cut-out animation as ephemeral as the colors swimming on the surface of a soap bubble. The eternal round shape, the orb -- sun, moon, symbol of the whole self -- balloons its inimitable and joyous course through scene after scene of celestial delight, fixing at last as the mystical globe encasing the lovers whose course it has paralleled throughout the film. People who have shown OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE over and over have now decided it's OK to book this film. "More complex than the art work in The Yellow Submarine." -- Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Press

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Karen Kramer

Jolo Serpent Handlers, The (1978) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

An in-depth portrait of a small snake-handling church in Appalachia, that not only shows two fascinating serpent-handling services, but answers many of the questions about this religion and the people who practice it. Church members speak of why they handle snakes; what gap it fills in their lives; what it's like to grow up in the religion; and the pain of losing a family member from the poisonous snakebite. Varied scenes of: the rattlesnake hunt through the mountains; the washing of the serpents; the annual outdoor homecoming service; a rare documentation of an all-night prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite; and many interviews taken with people inside the relaxed atmosphere of their homes. --K. K.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Karen Kramer

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

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

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

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Charles I. Levine

Siva (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

A realization of the Hindu God, a cinematic tone poem. Prize-winning film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Sound of Chartreuse, The (1967) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Spiritual / Mystical

Surrealist dream incorporating a sequence from a 1929 Paramount musical.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Akiko Iimura

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

Genre: Experimental

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

Film & music poetry. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ephraim Asili

American Hunger (2013) color & bw, 19 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

Ephraim Asili

Forged Ways (2011) color and bw, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Available on DVD and Blu Ray

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

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

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

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

Harry Smith

Early Abstractions (1946 - 1952) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual / mystical

Early Abstractions is comprised of six films that vary in length from 2 to 5 1/2 minutes. The works were produced over a 7 year period from 1946 to 1952. As Jonas Mekas has said, "You can watch them for pure color enjoyment; you can watch them for motion- Harry Smith's films never stop moving; or you can watch them for hidden symbolic meanings, alchemic signs. There are more levels in Harry Smith's work than in any other film animator I know." Inspired by Native American cultures, jazz, the Kabbala, and surrealism, Smith assembled his own cinematic universe of shape, color, light and time. Early Abstractions reveals the whimsical, mystical side of experimental animation. To create No: 2 Message From the Sun, a film that Smith said "takes places either inside the sun or in Zurich, Switzerland," the artist applied round, removable stickers to the filmstock, painted the film, and then coated the surface with Vaseline. When the stickers were removed, the circles remained in outline and another layer of paint was applied. Thus as the film is projected, the circle' rhythmic patterns seem to travel and grow in intensity through the layering and merging of colors.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

John Sunier

Rite () 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"A dominant trend of the American avant-garde...is reconfirmed in John Sunier's RITE, poetic glimpse of Zen monastery life."-Amos Vogel, The Village Voice "John Sunier's six-minute RITE, which might be sub-titled 'What the Monk Does All Day,' is a visit to a Zen monastery in still and moving pictures, all nicely edited."-Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Meditative, subjective documentary on Zen monastery in California mountains. Tender cutting of images to sound of gentle Eastern percussion...river images."-John Schofill, Monterey Film Festival "Images and sound recorded at the Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara Hot Springs, California. Stills by Tim Buckley. Shown at The Whitney Museum New American Filmmakers series. Festival prizewinner."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John R. Tyndall, Jr.

Lamb of God (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"Combines scenic beauty with the tragic truth. Excellent portrayal of the passions of Christ, in exact accordance to the Scriptures. Entertaining, yet perfect for instructional purposes."-Kevin Collins

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $15.00

Michael Wallin

Sleepwalk (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

Explores the juncture of psychology and spirituality as expressed in the writing of the Russian mystic/philosopher Gurdjieff and his student Ouspensky. A deconstruction (via rhythmic repetition and optical printing) of the notion of personality, as expressed in gesture and vocal nuance, that becomes almost unconscious in behavior. An attempt to bring to consciousness these idiosyncratic traits and break the cycle of waking sleep. "It was the funniest film in the festival ... the images stayed with me and heightened my visual world. ... [A] beautiful dialectical relationship on the structural use of sound ...." - Ray Kril, festival judge "One of the few films from which I actually learned something about people." -- Don Lloyd, filmmaker and festival judge "Almost a linguistic analysis of the structure of motion ... orchestrates the 'meaningless babble' of life." -- Carel Towe, filmmaker and critic

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Finkelstein

Earth And Moon In Love (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 21 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

At the climax of Percy Shelley's lyrical drama, "Prometheus Unbound," Mankind is delivered once and for all from tyranny, and the Universe celebrates his new-found freedom and self-mastery. As part of this celebration the Earth and the Moon fall rapturously in love. This musical setting for acclaimed countertenors RANDALL WONG and JOHN COLLIS places the amorous planets among floating panels of scenery which illustrate almost every line of the text, creating a visual/musical feast which is at once silly, mystical and delirious.

DVD NTSC 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

Phil Cummins

Angels (1988) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

Fears, laments, and remembrances told in romantic images on the classic Kodachrome eight millimeter. A film shot as though its images had somehow mythically emerged from the nineteenth century.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Moondance (1986) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Spiritual / Mystical

There are small creatures within all of us. We lurk alone in the mossy cool of the day, peering out to the warm light through the hidden foliage to the lush, dark mystery of daydream. At nightfall we emerge and stir about with the spinning of the moon. This scintillation and eclipse, the invocation of night and nature, is for me the rediscovery of magic.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Requiem (1987) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

The resurrection of myth in a simple play of light and shadow. The images of epochs are evoked within these short passages. *Note: REQUIEM is included free of charge with rental of the three other films, FIRE, HANDMADE and MOONDANCE.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Katherine Bauer

How We Study the Sun (2012) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, hand processed, mystical

T.V. fuzz to the crystal buzz of the city street lights at night.

16mm Rental: $35.00

Katherine Bauer

Ichor (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, spiritual mystical

Ichor is defined as the fluid that flows like blood from the gods. This film documents a transformation ritual performed by two girls who successfully conjure the spirits of the Egyptian Goddesses of the sun and the moon. Shot in Los Angeles during the winter solstice beneath a full moon.

16mm Rental: $40.00

Lili White

Cloudgate (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00

Melanie Ida Chopko

Lungs (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage, Hand-processed, spiritual mystical

A recycled-image collage film narrating a dream of donating my lungs. With hand painted sections. Titles are handmade, created through a new process of "negative typing" wet film in a typewriter.

16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Taylor Dunne

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $175.00

Katherine Bauer

Psycho Pussy Slaughter (2007) DVD_NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed, Mystical

The Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet is brought back from her long slumber on the wine of the Nile. She is defeated, shortly after sacrificing several felines and females in her bloody revenant rituals.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Katie Torn

Defunct (2011) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Music, Mystical, Technology

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

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $$50.00

Katherine Bauer

Circa I (2009) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Hand processed, Spiritual Mystical

Through the circles of alchemical concoctions and symbolism, a witch performs her spells and controls the explosions in the slag pot. She is an enchantress like Circe who changed Odysseys' men into pigs with her potions.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Georges Salameh

Maesmak (2008) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, found footage, history, personal, diary, journal, political & social activism, science & medicine

www.georgessalameh.wordpress.com/maesmak

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josh Lewis

Doubt #2 (2013) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

An ongoing series of investigations that attempt to penetrate film's enigmatic materiality in tandem with the vagaries of my own emotional and psychological states. Each installment consists of a single 100' roll of 16mm black and white film stock exposed with simple vertical lines that follow the natural trajectory of the film strip. Working under red light, the emulsion is then treated by hand with various chemical applications, giving the strip it its color, texture, and sense of movement. Although an idea of progress from roll to roll is not necessarily an objective, I do have sense that working and struggling with the material in this way will symbiotically further my understanding of what film is made of, and what I am made of. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $500.00

Josh Solondz

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

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

Rental: $40
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

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

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

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

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

Rental: $80
DVD PAL Rental: $80

Vera Neubauer

All Done and Dusted (2010) DVD_PAL, Color , 3,13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: History , Political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Moving out of our family house I had to dispose of some of my possessions. A time of reflection. The film is a small memorial to all those who perished in the concentration camps.

DVD PAL Sale: $30

Vera Neubauer

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

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Vera Neubauer

Wheel of Life (1996) DVD_PAL, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Installation

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual/Mystical

Draws on Old Testament text, a mix of live action and animation to tell the tale of original sin and destinies controlled by the forces of nature and man. Images of creation and destruction, of pre-history and modernity, of love and hate and of life and death punctuate the narrative.

DVD PAL Rental: $65

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

Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

16mm Sale: $600

Alice Cohen

Perfumes of Venus (2014) color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: spiritual/mystical

Inspired by the mystery of gem essences, an exploration of celestial and feminine atmospheres, the floral and fairy realms, and the delicacy of perfumes and crystals. An attempt to make ethereal worlds visible through stop motion, collage and paint.

Rental: $30.00

Sarah Sitzler

Cuddlefish Bones (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $20

Jake Morton

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

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

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

Peggy Ahwesh

Collections (2014) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: spirituality

A short video about the spiritual currency of objects, the desire to hand on to the inexplicable... "something profoundly related to subjectivity: for while the object is a resistant material body, it is also, simultaneously, a mental realm over which I hold sway, a thing whose meaning is governed by myself alone."

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray 200

Georg Anthony Svatek

Follicle (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3:13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body , environment/nature, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Shot on a USB microscope camera and narrated by excerpts from a religious sermon, this film explores physical surfaces and how they conspire the idolization of our fellow human beings. Objects includes: butterfly wing, finger print, laptop computer surface, dollar bill, peacock feather, hair, skin, flower pot, denim.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

In Us, Roots (2011) DVD NTSC, , 6:34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, environment / nature, philosophical, spiritual / mystical

IN US, ROOTS traces a connection between a seemingly benign incident and its evolutionary origins. Because humans' cognitive skills have continuously developed, yielding inventions and thought that have helped us defy natural threats, our drive for survival has shifted away from a physical into a societal realm. There, our emotions still operate on the same scale as they did millennia ago. Formally, I wanted to play with narrative structure and create tension. The camera explores a vague but "controlled" documentary environment, which is combined with the explicitness of a written voice-over.

Narrated by Chitra Neogy.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Ann Deborah Levy

Waterscape: illusions (2007) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $$195

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

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

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

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

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

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.

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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

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Maya Erdelyi

Pareidolia (2012) DVD NTSC, color, 7:30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, family, history, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Pareidolia is an abstract narrative exploring the landscape/architecture of the body as a container of memories. Layers of stories, dreams and memory fragments are interconnected like muscle fibers. The film uses bleached and distressed film stock, cut-paper puppets, stop-motion sets, hand-drawn animation, and various hybrid techniques. Through a re-imagining of family stories and life events, the film attempts to connect my experiences witnessing public cremations in India to my Great Grandmother's miraculous survival of a mass killing by Hungarian Nazis along the banks of the Danube in 1944.

Rental: $30

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Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

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

Genre: Narrative, Documentary

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

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

Rental: $50

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Andrew Kim

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

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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.

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Gregg Biermann

The Age of Animals (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, 40:00 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: environment and nature, science medicine, spiritual mystical, technology

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

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Gregg Biermann

The Age of Animals (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: environment and nature, science medicine, spiritual mystical, technology

The Age of Animals (2014)... features contemporary video footage Biermann shot in the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, the Vatican, and the Bronx Zoo. However, Biermann applies manipulations to this footage, producing a complex three-dimensional illusion in which foreground and background are forever trading places. Indeed, the visual experience of this film is akin to being trapped inside an M.C. Escher painting or riding a rollercoaster after taking a hallucinogen. Yet we can still see the documentary world though these disorienting distortions. In the Museum of Natural History, we see visitors looking at taxidermic animals lost to extinction along with the skeletons and footprints of dinosaurs and other bygone species. A sign reading "What makes the Earth habitable?" spins by, implying the fact that the Earth could very well become uninhabitable. In the Vatican, we see tourists videotaping and photographing the soaring ceilings dedicated to the Creator of animals according to Christian theology. The opposition between the spaces of the natural history museum and the church is emphasized through the soundtrack. This alternates between a repeated segment of sampled choral music, silence, and a recorded interview with paleontologist Peter Ward who laments the politics surrounding the discourse on global warming and evolution as well as the misguided notion that previous mass extinctions were caused only by asteroids and not by changing temperatures. The space of the Bronx Zoo, framed by the soundtrack and the other two spaces, reads not as a space of joyful childhood discovery, but rather as the last living relics of the coming mass extinction caused by human ingenuity and greed. Despite the visual distortions, we recognize tortoises, gorillas, giraffes, birds, and so on, but they, too, are barely recognizable in that they suddenly read as the last of their kind. Whether these animals are the product of supreme Creator or evolution becomes irrelevant if they are doomed to disappear. The very title of the film "Age of Animals" implies that the age can end, that there may soon be an age without animals. This film suggests that in the political opposition between science and religion, the casualties are entire species - perhaps all of them. As a whole, Gregg Biermann's recent work suggests a sense of the overwhelming in a historical moment in which we are disoriented visually, sonically, socially, politically, and even biologically. It reflects and refracts the sense that, even as we attempt to make sense of the contemporary world, it continues to shift, becoming a foreign and unfamiliar territory. In Biermann's work, as in contemporary life, our landmarks are constantly shifting, forcing us to find new ways of locating ourselves in a spatial and temporal situation that is ever slipping beyond our mind's grasp. - Jaimie Baron

Rental: $100

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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

Sheila Paige

Time and the Mermaid (2015) color, 14 min

Keywords: body, environment and nature, philosophical, spiritual/mystical

The ticking of the clock on the bathroom wall carries the heroine, on her 64th birthday, to a wider shore, where time rolls as a mighty river, singing of life and freedom -- her epiphany. "I sensed that it had a personal message for me about aging... it parallels my own path to confronting the shortness of time remaining: as Buddhism teaches, clinging to the expectation that nothing will change leads to suffering. Freedom comes with submerging into the big picture of life from the dolphins to the stars. We can't stay with that perspective constantly, but if we keep open to it, the trap of time loses its grip. I wonder if the final scene is meant to suggest the process of bringing the epiphany into daily life." "I will be turning 60 in a couple of months. For me, I felt the fear of time running out, what had I accomplished, what could I have accomplished or been, and that I could stay shackled by those fears or jump into the river and enjoy the time. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. May I share it with others?"

Rental: $50.00
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Akiko Iimura

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

Genre: Experimental

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

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

Rental: $50.00
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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.

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Emily Hubley

Blake Ball (1988) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Rental: $30.00
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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

Upside Down (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Inspired by the writings of the 13th century Indian poet Kabir, "Upside Down" shocks the audience from its torpor. Lost in a maze of contradictions, its characters search fro a way out... Death is befriended and the eternal yearning for harmony, beauty and balance are realized in the final sequence. Music by Don Christensen.

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Faith Hubley

Amazonia (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

AMAZONIA is inspired by the three South American myths about the tropical rainforest and its unique inhabitants. The first myth is based on the Orinoco creation cycle; the second tells the story of the turtle trickster, hero of the rainforest; and in the final myth, we learn from Paye (a shaman) the imperatives of preserving what is left of the tropical rainforest and the indigenous people who dwell in harmony with their environment.

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Faith Hubley

Cloudland (1993) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

Starlore (1983) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

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

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

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Faith Hubley

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

Genre: Animation

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

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

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David Baker

Tenebrae (for Jack Goldstein) (2012) DVD, b&w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: spiritual & mystical , structural

Effluvia of memory, lineaments of light now lost, This is what the nighttime sky can bring. Nimbus: from the Latin for "dark cloud". Tremulant: trembling. Penumbral: "4 space of partial illumination between the umbra or perfect shadow, on all sides and full light" - Sir Isaac Newton

Rental: $50.00

David Baker

What Was Was (2011) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

Wherein an alphabet of surges and shadows bloom like rorschach indices, clouds of indeterminate origin in a continuous refulgent hierophany, hierophany from the Greek roots "hieros" meaning sacred of holy and "phainein" meaning to reveal or to bring to light.

Rental: $50.00

Josh Eisenberg

Showered In Ideas (2017) digital file, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, films about film, personal/diary/journal, psychology/mental health, spiritual & mystical

A true story of one man's thoughts in the shower. No dialogue, just subtitles and one shot.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $$100 INSTITUTIONAL (digital file)

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