James Broughton

Adventures of Jimmy (1950) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy

A satiric version of the Hero Quest, about a naive country boy's search for his ideal Love in the big city (San Francisco) with crazy frustrations at every turn. Broughton himself enacts bewildered Jimmy. Photography by Frank Stauffacher; jazz score by Weldon Kees. "Hilarious and very witty. Mr. Broughton is an odd bird in the film aviary." -- Manchester Guardian

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Mounting Tension (1950) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

The story was made up more or less as we went along; Larry as the madly energetic, oversexed artist and Jane, a combination of palmreader and psychoanalyst, trying to straighten him out but turning into another girlfriend and model. John Ashbery is a straight boy interested in baseball but ends up an abstract painter. With a scene in the Museum of Modern Art.

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

Ron Rice

Mexican Footage, The (1950s) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

"When Ron Rice died, in Mexico, he left a dozen rolls of exposed film. This sample contains four rolls of beautiful color and black and white, shot in Mexico." -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jack Smith

Respectable Creatures (1950-66) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. This film, titled by Jack Smith, is an unusual blending of his first known film, "Buzzards Over Baghdad" with stray images from "Normal Love" concluding with material which he shot at Carnaval in Rio circa 1967. Distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $100.00

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