Sara-Kathryn Arledge

What Is A Man? (1958) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

I consider WHAT IS A MAN? a sophisticated humorous exploration of the experimental film medium. -- Shirley Clarke It is a satire with undertones of the cosmic spirit. It explores the vision and the everyday life of people. Creative Film Foundation Award for best script, 1956

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Anticipation of the Night (1958) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The daylight shadow of a man in its movement evokes lights in the night. A rose bowl held in hand reflects both sun and moon like illumination. The opening of a doorway onto trees anticipates the twilight into the night. A child is born on the lawn, born of water with its promissory rainbow, and the wild rose. It becomes the moon and the source of all light. Lights of the night become young children playing a circular game. The moon moves over pillared temple to which all light return. There is seen the sleep of innocents in their animals dreams, becoming the amusement, their circular game, becoming the morning. The trees change color and lose their leaves for the morn, they become the complexity of branches in which the shadow man hangs himself. ... a film in the first person. The protagonist, like the members of the audience, is a voyeur, and his eventual suicide is a result of his inability to participate in the untutored seeing experience of a child. ANTICIPATION consists of a flow of colors and shapes which constantly intrigues us by placing the unknown object next to the known in a significant relationship, by metamorphosing one visual statement into another. Whenever Brakhage shows a shot for a second time, it gains new meaning through its new context and in relation to the material that has passed during the interval. -- P. Sitney Adams.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Shirley Clarke

Bridges-Go-Round (1958) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

"By my standards, Miss Clarke's picture, an eerie close-up of the metropolitan bridges, is extraordinary. A film that captures the bizarre magic of man-made spans with the movement of a lightning clap and with the same terrible beauty." -- Howard Thompson, The New York Times "A new creative development ... truly excellent." -- Mr. Hugh Gray, Dept. of Film, UCLA

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hilary Harris

Highway (1958) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Katsumi Hirano

Conversation Between a Nail and a Stocking (1958) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A surrealist short story. Made with the assistance of students at the Nippon University Film-Makers Group. "Dealing essentially with the terror that arises from the breakdown of vital communication in modern society, this film expresses the confusion resulting from the conflict of reality and hallucination in the life of modern Japanese youth. A monumental post-war work in Japanese student film-making." --Iimura

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Peter Kubelka

Schwechater (1958) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A reel of two prints. My films give the greatest pleasure to those who know them by heart. All my films may be projected several times, in a row, but I would request you to project ADEBAR, SCHWECHATER and UNSERE AFRIKAREISE at least twice. ADEBAR and SCHWECHATER are available in reels containing the films twice and in reels containing the films five times. Note: Reels containing the films five times available only from Film-Makers' Cooperative, NY. "Peter Kubelka's films move with the rhapsody of precision. Nowhere else in cinema have I been so stuck to a sense of everything being just right; a unique pleasure to say the least. There are at present a multiplying number of films which use techniques similar to Kubelka's, and which attempt similar effects; but for all the experiment rampant now, his visions of absolute time transcend and show up all that is merely modern." -- Ken Kelman "The world he gives us is comprehensive and lucid ...." -- P. Adams Sitney "Kubelka's cinema is like a piece of crystal, or some other object of nature: it doesn't look like it was produced by man ...." -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Christopher MacLaine

Beat (1958) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"The atmosphere of the San Francisco Beatnik scene as visualized by creator Christopher Maclaine, extended filmically so that it includes the human feelings which touched off that scene as a social movement." --Film-Makers' Cinematheque

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hans Richter

8 x 8 (1958) color, 88 min

A Chess-sonata in 8 episodes, with Jean Arp, Jacqueline Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, Julien Levy, Alexander Calder, W. Sandberg, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Jean Cocteau, Achmed ben Driss, Jose Sert, Frederick Kiesler, Paul Wiener. -- Herman Weinberg

Rental: $150.00

Hans Richter

Passionate Pastime (1958) color, 28 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history

Hans Richter's documentary on the game of chess. Narrated by Vincent Price. Outlines the history of chess from ancient times to the present and traces its origins in India, China, and Persia. Prints, painting, illuminated manuscripts, live photography and rare chess pieces are shown as well as chess figures designed after Picasso and Braque.

Rental: $75.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Wheeeeels No. 1 (1958) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A companion piece to Wheeeels No. 2, exploring more of the highways and by-ways of "American on Wheels" with the filmmaker's gentle surgery on the American pop-consciousness very much in evidence.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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