Stan Brakhage

Daybreak & Whiteye (1957) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

These two films investigate frustrations in loving. DAYBREAK with a girl as object, WHITEYE with the camera as subject. -- Cinema 16 ... a winter landscape transforms itself, through the magic of motion, temperament and light, into pure poetry of white. -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Aviary, The/Nymphlight/A Fable For Fountains (1957) 16mm, color & b/w, 18.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

N.B. Three titles on one reel. Three films made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Jerome Hill

Albert Schweitzer (1957) 16mm, color, 81 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The definitive cinema biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. -- Noel Productions Academy Award: Best Documentary Feature of 1957

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Peter Kubelka

Adebar: 5X (1957) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"His films exist outside the art-as-a-game scramble. Each of his films is what it IS - and TO perfection ... and WITH, yes, feeling: but of such a nature as to render 'sentiment' a hard word or else a word hard to use in relationship. There is NO sentimentality in his works such as would divide the emotional and intellectual responses to them. Each WORKS, as he did work to make each one an expression of his whole being at the time of making and, thus, no two of his films are in any way alike -- each film being as distinct from every other as any moment of a man's life may be if he lives it fully ... which is to say: to perfection! "And his works are sound films. Here, at last, is a film-maker's ear that creates in contrapuntal accord with his eye in the making. He achieves this, too, thru his sense of the perfect - so much so that if, for instance, ADEBAR is projected even one frame out of sync the whole track becomes exceptional 'background music' but in no sense the experience of his making ... and if the projectioning is perfectly synced (the distance between gate and sound-reader exactly 26 frames) the experience is an indescribably new one for any with eyes and ears to see/hear it." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Peter Kubelka

Adebar: 2x (1957) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

"His films exist outside the art-as-a-game scramble. Each of his films is what it IS - and TO perfection ... and WITH, yes, feeling: but of such a nature as to render 'sentiment' a hard word or else a word hard to use in relationship. There is NO sentimentality in his works such as would divide the emotional and intellectual responses to them. Each WORKS, as he did work to make each one an expression of his whole being at the time of making and, thus, no two of his films are in any way alike -- each film being as distinct from every other as any moment of a man's life may be if he lives it fully ... which is to say: to perfection! "And his works are sound films. Here, at last, is a film-maker's ear that creates in contrapuntal accord with his eye in the making. He achieves this, too, thru his sense of the perfect - so much so that if, for instance, ADEBAR is projected even one frame out of sync the whole track becomes exceptional 'background music' but in no sense the experience of his making ... and if the projectioning is perfectly synced (the distance between gate and sound-reader exactly 26 frames) the experience is an indescribably new one for any with eyes and ears to see/hear it." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Kubelka

Metric Films, The (1957) 16mm, black and white, 12.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains ADEBAR: a reel of five prints; SCHWECHATER: a reel of five prints; and ARNULF RAINER.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Christopher MacLaine

Man Who Invented Gold, The (1957) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"A film fable so structured that all alchemical searchings are clearly filmwise (gold being discovered cinematically in each sequence ot mixed black-and-white and color) so that when the drama-discovery is actually made, it acts as a deliberate anti-climax of aesthetic perfection." --Stan Brakhage

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marie Menken

Glimpse of the Garden (1957) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Soundtrack: birdsong "A lyric, tender, intensely subjective exploration of a flower garden, with extreme magnification, flashing color harmonies." -- Cinema 16 "She deserves the order of the square halo, first class, with harps in diamonds." -- Dwight Ripley

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Hurry! Hurry! (1957) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Experimental soundtrack: continuous bombardment. "A daring film ballet danced by human spermatozoa under powerful magnification ... a dance of death made from scientific footage, printed over murky fire." -- Cinema 16

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Vanderbeek

A La Mode (1957) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"A montage of women and appearances, a fantasy about beauty and the female, a fomage, a mirage. An attire satire." S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Alamo01 (1957) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Astral Man (1957) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"An animated vision... a subliminal glance at man in light and space" S.V.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Vanderbeek

What, Who, How (1957) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated collage film, a landmark in the beginning of social surrealism and pop art in 1957.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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