James Broughton

Four in the Afternoon (1951) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Four poetic variations on the search for love; four odd characters living out their daydreams: Game Little Gladys, The Gardener's Son, Princess Printemps, and The Aging Balletomane. Based on Broughton's own poems, this film blends image, music and verse in moods from the farcical to the elegiac. "Lovely and delicious, true cinematic poetry." -- Dylan Thomas "The best film poetry ever made." -- Willard Maas

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

James Broughton

Loony Tom, The Happy Lover (1951) 16mm, black and white, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"This little slapstick comedy pictures the amorous progress of a prancing, baggy-trousered, bowler-hatted, demented and blissfully happy tramp who capers across a sunlit countryside making love to every woman he encounters. Half Rabelais, half Mack Sennett, LOONY TOM owes a great deal to the spirited miming of Kermit Sheets as the Happy Lover." -- Paul Dehn, London Times

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hilary Harris

Longhorns (1951) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Isidore Isou

On Venom and Eternity (Traite de Bave et D'Eternite) (1951) DVD PAL, B/W, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

Founder in 1945 of the Letterist movement, precursor to Situationism, Fluxus, conceptual art and the happening, Isidore Isou invented the "discrepant," "chiseled" cinema in his key film ON VENOM AND ETERNITY. The film created a scandal in Cannes in 1951 (the Letterists arrived uninvited but Cocteau awarded it the avant-garde prize and later designed the poster), and heralded a new approach to avant-garde film. "The spectator must leave the cinema blind, his ears crushed, both torn asunder by this disjunction of word and image. The rupture between language and photography will form what I call DISCREPANT CINEMA. I hereby announce the manifesto of discrepant cinema!" - Isidore Isou

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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