Nestor Almendros

La Gare (1965) DVD_NTSC, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A slow-waking, beautifully shot portrait of the trains in Beauvais, France. Beginning with the men who operate the train yards, the silence of the train yards is slowly interrupted by more passengers as we travel farther along the tracks. A gentle musical crescendo accompanies more human hustle and bustle, illustrating the similarities of those whose paths cross those of the train. Only in the end does the camera board the train itself, allowing for a moment of pause for powerful, visual reflection. The stark black and white serves to reinforce the sense of awakening and refresh that follows throughout the film. Shot in Beauvais, France - 1967.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Thom Andersen

Melting (1965) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

MELTING shows the natural monostructural disintegration of a strawberry sundae, its passage from rigidity to softness, from edibility to waste. The spoon resting on the plate refers to the human presence, which lurks behind the screen, declining to interfere with what transpires.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John R. Armstrong

Hunted, The (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: History

... is the short drama of a dream, and a young man's blindness to his fate. The setting is 1863 during the civil war, and the young man, a confederate army regular, finds himself alone and running from death in the form of two union soldiers. The tempo and emotional tensions of the film build rapidly only to come to an end as abruptly as a gun shot, then change form and begin again. The excellent music score, written and conducted by one of the film's actors, Joseph Lonon, does much to heighten the drama of the film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Quixote (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Climaxing the film makers first period of work, QUIXOTE is a kind of summary and conclusion of a number of themes, etc., especially that of the hero... depicting Western orientation as essentially one of conquest. The film is conceived in a number of different styles and on a number of simultaneous levels. In four parts, one reel. "More relevant than ever, Bruce Baillie's 'American Symphony' ... released in 1990 via an S-VHS master." -- Frankfurter Zettung "American as conquistador ...." -- P. Adams Sitney "-- quixotic filmmaker become the hero of his own film." -- S. Frey One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Bruce Baillie

Yellow Horse (1965) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Cycle scrambles poem. Bass solo by Pat Smith, L. A.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Bienstock

Nothing Happened This Morning (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Body

Nothing happens and everything happens-- in the simplest of experiences there is a complexity and a vitality unknown and unfelt until the moment when we begin to let its wonder filter into us and flow through our bodies, our minds and our souls. When that happens the ordinary world becomes extraordinary-- the magic of the universe is within each moment and act perceived in as many levels as we can contain. NOTHING HAPPENED THIS MORNING attempts to capture this state of unconsciousness in the first twenty minutes of an ordinary--extraordinary morning.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

Art of Vision, The (1965) 16mm, color, 250 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes the complete DOG STAR MAN and is a full extension of the singularly visible themes of it. Inspired by that period of music in which the word symphonia was created and by the thought that the term, as then, was created to name the overlap and enmeshing of suites, this film presents the visual symphony that DOG STAR MAN can be seen as and also all the suites of which it is composed. But as it is a film, and a work of music, the above suggests only one of the possible approaches to it. For instance, as cinematographer. at source, means writer of movement, certain poetic analogies might serve as well. The form is conditioned by the works of arts which have inspired DOG STAR MAN, its growth of form by the physiology and experiences ( including experiences of art) of the man who made it. Finally it must be seen for what it is. An art of vision possible in a medium which has dominated our century, and which herewith frees itself from dependence on all other art forms. Film has tended, even in the most experimental of intention, culture, pretense, and imitation. Now Brakhage's ART OF VISION exists so utterly free of all that. It is a totality of making so intense it becomes a systemic exploration of the forms and terms of the medium itself. To explore the form without exhausting the form: a definitive making in any art is the health of the whole art, of the arts. Art in its oldest sense is skill, skill of making; THE ART OF VISION is the skill of making seeing. THE ART OF VISION, The Art of Fugue, a presumptuous comparison only so long as we accord film only evidential value. This film makes immediate the integrity of the medium. Climax of the edited film, a new continent of the eye's sway. Mind at the mercy of the eye at last. -- Robert Kelly

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

Stan Brakhage

3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein (1965) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, History

Includes three short films: BLUE WHITE, "an intonation of child birth"; BLOOD'S TONE, "a golden nursing film"; VEIN, "a film of baby Buddha masturbation."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Black Vision (1965) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

... is inspired by the only passage in Jean Paul Sartre's writings which has ever specifically concerned me -- the passage from Nausea wherein the protagonist sits in a park and imagines his suicide.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Fire of Waters (1965) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired by a statement in a letter from poet Robert Kelly: The truth of the matter is this: that man lives in a fire of water and will live eternally in the first taste -- this film is a play of light and sounds upon that theme.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Pasht (1965) 16mm, color, 5.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In honor of the cat, so named, and the goddess of all cats which she was named after (that taking shape in Egyptian mind of the spirit of cats), and of birth ( as she was then giving kittens when the pictures were taken ), of sex as source, and finally of death (as this making was the salvage therefrom and in memoriam).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Two: Creeley/McClure (1965) 16mm, color, 5.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

Two portraits in relation to each other, the first of Robert Creeley, the second of Micheal McClure. (These companion films were reduced to 8mm. for necessary inclusion in XV SONG TRAITS-- see SONGs above-- but may be also be rented in their original form as here indicated.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Zone Moment (1965) 16mm, color, 3.00 min

Genre: Experimental

This, an early work which I had assumed was destroyed, was discovered in 1995 (by someone who wishes to remain anonymous) and thus is available for "tone pome" time-travel to the '50s.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Mulberry Street (with Joseph Cornell) (1965) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"Slightly symbolic and strangely lyric."--Alex Katz, Art News.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Lurk (1965) 16mm, black and white, 36.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

"Happy with his luscious daughter Aurora in a rustic setting, Professor Borealis has devised an improved brain and is ready to transplant it. From this point the action keeps turning corners. A really great performance by Red Grooms. Photography and direction are highly personal but poker-faced. The humor is tenderly black. Burckhardt's fusion of documentary-type photography with fairy tale story line is nearer Keystone than avant-garde with its visual honesty and particular virtuosity." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

Flames (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Night Blossoms (1965) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Citron

Vigeland On Life (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

... Robert Citron began filming on 8mm at the age of 16 (in 1948) with an old Keystone camera and by 1962 had graduated to the best 8mm Bolex reflex. However, in 1963 he made the big jump to 16mm, and "Vigeland on Life" was his first film in the new gauge. During the winter of 1963-64, Mr. Citron was working at the University of Oslo, and while there he decided to make a film about the famous Vigeland statues which had left a great impression on him during previous visits to Norway. The idea of using the poetry from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, to match the symbolism of the statuary came while planning the film. The producer says combining the artistic skills of these two men was a great challenge. He first photographed each of Vigeland's 56b bronze statues with a 35 mm still camera, taking several pictures of each piece from various angles and under different conditions of illumination. The poetry was then selected to match these photographs which formed the basis of the actual shooting script. The epilogue from "The Discovery of the Future, " by H. G. Wells, was used to convey an overall philosophical climax to the poetic imagery. The film was shot in color and printed in black and white to obtain an ethereal quality, and all editing, fades and dissolves were done in the camera. "... The people who applauded felt that the thoughts Robert Citron of South Africa tried to illustrate in his film were about beauty, life and love. The people who walked out interpreted it to be about sex. Excerpts from Kahlil Gibran's philosophy were combined with the nude figures of Gustave Vigeland's sculpture. The poetry or pornography controversy inspired by the film certainly proves it had an impact. And it must have been cinematic, or Citron could not have made so many viewers uncomfortable with his perfectly stationary bronze people." -- Camille J. Cook, P. S. A. Journal

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Aristotle (1965) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

De Hirsch's Aristotle is a succinctly percussive appreciation of the visual rhythms of a country stream.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Charlotte Moorman's Avant-Garde Festival #9 (1965) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Cine-Sonnet. The film-maker's impressions of Charlotte Moorman's 9th Avant-Garde Festival of the Arts aboard the old steamboat, 'Alexander Hamilton,' docked at the South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16 Hudson River."--S.D.H.

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Storm De Hirsch

Deep In The Mirror Imbedded (1965) Super 8, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Ives House-Woodstock (1965) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical

"Metaphysical sketches of my stay at the Neil Ives house in Woodstock where the artist lived and painted" S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Malevich at the Guggenheim (1965) Super 8, color, 5.3/4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Super-8. "Homage to the life and works of Kasimir Malevich" S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Recurring Dream, The (1965) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Storm De Hirsch

Peyote Queen (1965) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A further exploration into the color of ritual, the color of thought; a journey through the underworld of sensory derangement. "A very beautiful work! The abstractions drawn directly on film are like the paintings of Miró moving at full speed to the rhythm of an African beat." -- D. Noguez, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise "Among my favorites ... beauty and excitement." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ed Emshwiller

George Dumpson's Place (1965) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

George Dumpson was a scavenger. He created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon. To me he epitomized the soul of the artist. He put together what things he could in such a way as to satisfy some inner need, just as I had to make this picture of him and his place.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shirley Erbacher

Playground (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

In PLAYGROUND, the inherent motions of the objects are expanded to be seen along with occasional children as subject. Only credits should maybe be one to City of Chicago for design and building of this playground-but that is rather silly. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Snow (1965) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

SNOW (that fluffy white stuff that falls in the winter) which is beautiful and winter too somewhat since snow comes then and winter is a kind of pseudo-death so maybe the movie about a beautiful kind of pseudo-death..." --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Banners (1965) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

This film explores the life and movements of small flags from the holiday banners of Xmas to the worn stone flags along a Brooklyn Street. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Grandma's House Original Version (1965) 16mm, black and white, 24.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A first film (BLONDE COBRA being a collaboration with Ken Jacobs) and still my favorite film. A labor of love from the first roll of film to the final print. An encounter at Coney Island both sweet and sad, between Jerry (sims) and Barbara (Kahn), and the filmmakers, himself! --B. F.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Peter E. Goldman

Echoes of Silence (1965) 16mm, black and white, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

"It is not very often that a new film-maker with so much promise comes on the scene... he makes his people come to life simply and believably--more believably than most of the people in the Chabrol and Truffaut cinema... the film has a thematic and formal beauty that is remarkable..." --Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "This remarkable and sensitive film is one of the first American examples of a new existantialist humanism, devoid of certainty or illusion, infused with acceptance and compassion. A new talent is with us." --Amos Vogel, Director, The New York Film Festival

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Herb Golzmane

Two To Learn (1965) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced for Brooklyn College, in cooperation with the Office of Economic Opportunity. A teaching experiment involving learning experience on a one-to-one ratio.--H. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Gary Graver

Three Films (1965) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

I LIKE LIFE: a protest march during the Cuban crises. INDEED, INDEED (Color): a few "pop" and "death" symbol seen through the eyes of a young French schoolboy. MILDRED: a short film poem.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Taylor Hardwick

Three Film Poems (1965) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

John Hawkins

LSD Wall (1965) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

An attempt to reproduce some visual hallucinations while on a trip (a number of years ago), done in the major portion with clay animation. On the average, it took one hour to shoot one-half second's viewing time. I felt that clay was the best medium to demonstrate what one might see under the drug experience. --J. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Hawkins

Valentine For Marie, A (1965) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Willard Maas. A Valentine card from Willard Maas to his wife, Marie Menken, utilizing both animation and live-action photography. A "catch me if you can" game between two real hearts. --J. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ben Hayeem

Flora (1965) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"Made, apparently, by a New York Taxi-driver, this little jeu d'esprit is reminiscent in style of Bob Godfrey's films with its fragmentary, speeded-up techniques and frenzied pace... entertaining little lark, amusing joke... Suitability: A" --British Film Institute

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Schweitzer and Bach (1965) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

Albert Schweitzer plays phrases and explains to a friend how he thinks Bach should be played -- Noel Productions.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Matt Hoffman

Meter Maiden (1965) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Co-makers: Lee Brozgold and Alix Schneeberg. Op, pop, and the Beatles meet the New York City traffic bureau. --M. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Jacobs

Sky Socialist, The (1965) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

The film is in sections to be shown separately; this is the central, longest "panel", within which the story can be said to be complete. It is a story of impossible love that emerges through the preoccupation with space and pattern shaping by way of camera-manipulation; my appoach to film is that of a painter (abstract-expressionist) rather than dramatist. Other sections are asides, obsessions with details, excursions. (...) --K. J.

Rental: $270.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $270.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $500.00

Michael Jacobson

Esprit de Corps (1965) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

"Starring Saul Levine, with some of his camerawork. First part: Birth from the water; Second: in the City with Janet, mostly in darkness; third: a bridge of scratches and flashing splices; ending with his dance on the beach, the world upside down, sunset and afterimage."--M.J. "I really liked Mike Jacobson's little film called ESPRIT DE CORPS which was shown last weekend at the Gotham Art Theatre. There was a positive, life-inspiring energy locked in this little unpretentious film. Probably, it was the only life generating film playing in New York that evening-or that week."--Jonas Mekas, Village VOICE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

Kurt Kren

10/65-67: Self Destruction (1965) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kren's 10/65: SELF-MUTILATION is developed from a Gunter Brus 'action.' What the film emphasizes is the surrealistic drama of symbolic self-destruction that Kren drew out of Brus's action, pacing out each gesture so that one gets a tense, iconoclastic revelation of a man covered in white plaster lying surrounded by razor blades and a range of instruments looking as if they have been taken from an operating theater. The blades, scissors and scalpels are gradually inserted into him in a ritualistic self-operation." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

11/65: Helga Philipp Painting (1965) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"11/65: BILD HELGA PHILIPP is an optical abstraction of an optical abstraction: Kren has simply intercut filmed movements and sections from an Op painting by Helga Philipp - the result is motion opticals." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Kuchar

Corruption of the Damned (1965) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kuchar's films are overtly insane. Anyone who lived in such a world would be mad inside an hour. Perhaps the Marx Brothers might survive, but I doubt it. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, might have a better chance. But the utter insanity, the insanity of perverted cliche, is the genuine unwholesome appeal of Kuchar's outlook. CORRUPTION might seethe with violence and sex, the two most attractive things you can put on the screen, but beneath them a twisted outlook pervades. Something is very much wrong with the Kuchar world." -- Leonard Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Michael Kuchar

Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965) 16mm, color, 42.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Love, a million years in the future, in a world that abandons all mechanical knowledge, and plunges itself into the abyss of erotic pleasure and stomach churning hate! Delightfully and shamelessly overacted and filmed in blazing color, SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS reaches a new peak in the cinema of the ridiculous.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Living & Glorious (1965) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"Leonardi's film about the Living Theatre is less concerned with a straight documentary presentation of the exile theatre group from New York, but rather is concerned with the specific atmospheric factor which is indicated by their name, and which constitutes the highly suggestive effect of their playing. Cutting, for Leonardi, is the most decisive aesthetic device. The result is a wonderfully composed furioso of pictures. The hand-held camera catches rehearsals, conversations without sound, bits of theatre and daily life actions (which, for Living Theatre people, is very often intermixed). --Ingeborg Husterey, Der Welt, Berlin, Jan. 17, 1996.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Queen of Night Gotta Box of Light, The (1965) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Vivian Kurz, with Ivan Cohn, Andrew Meyer and Rene Richard. A Cambridge-Boston night scene.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Salt of the Sea (1965) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Founded under water ... all at sea ... made at land.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Liikala

Boxed In (1965) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic

'Included in a highly succesful Pop Art Erotica program with films by Warhol, Preston, etc. at The Bridge Theater. BOXED IN is a study in Camp Sadism. Old vaudeville jugglers phllicly toss Chromium pins in contrast to voyeuristic vignettes of black laced, high heeled women boxers and culminating in a hilarious chorus line of 1946 "banana girls" singing in deep-deep voices "all about love".' --I. Wexler

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Happy Birthday, Lenny (1965) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Lenny Lipton was born May 18, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote the lyrics of the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" when he was nineteen years old. He is the author of Independent Filmmaking and The Super 8 Book. He lives in California with his wife and daughter. In HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY, Mother explains the nature of her love. (File under neurosis.) Exhibition: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; NY Film Festival.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

We Shall March Again (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The 1965 Vietnam Day Peace March, remembered for the Hell's Angels' attack. Vividly depicted. Provides a valuable historical perspective on the period, filmed by a partisan. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; NET; Italian TV; Cinematheque Française. Collection: Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Eugene/Carole Marner

Phyllis & Terry (1965) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"Two young Negro girls from a poor neighborhood are filmed in the course of living and of explaining themselves. Simple, fascinating, moving. Unfortunately, according to the point of view of Oberhausen, this sort of thing is considered to be not "filmic"; it is however precisely the type of human exploration that only the cinema can do." --Cahiers du Cinema, April 1965

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Taylor Mead

Home Movies - Rome/Florence/Venice/Greece (1965) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Sound On Cassette. Sync beginning of sound with image before man in a red sweater. Generally, start cassette while film leader is seen

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Adolfas Mekas

Hallelujah The Hills (1965) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 82 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"The weirdest, wooziest, wackiest screen comedy ... a slapstick poem, an intellectual hellzapoppin, a gloriously fresh experiment and experience in the cinema of the absurd, the first cubistic comedy of the new world cinema." -- Time magazine "Imagine a combination of Huckleberry Finn, Pull My Daisy, the Marx Brothers, and the complete works of Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and you've got it. What have you got? A film which is both deliriously funny and ravishingly lyrical. The story, or what one can make of it, concerns two men, Jack and Leo, who are in love with Vera. For seven winters they camp near her Vermont house: all in vain, the horrible Gideon finally wins Vera. Most of the film, however, is taken up with the highlights of the two boys in the snow-covered and beautifully photographed woods. The slapstick is as outrageous as the continuity is nonexistent." -- Richard Roud, The Guardian

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Marie Menken

Andy Warhol (1965) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, journal

"A long day in the life of Pop artist Any Warhol shortened into minutes: a document." -- M.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Marie Menken

Mood Mondrian (1965) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A film of a painting of a sound. Piet Mondrian's 'Broadway Boogie-Woogie' is translated into visual boogie rhythm."--M.M. "MOOD MONDRIAN can already be described as an extraordinary and perhaps revolutionary cinematic achievement."--Joseph LeSueur.

Rental: $30.00
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Andrew Meyer

1 X 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"...has the quiet beauty of rain. It is the story of a young girl afraid to enter womanhood. Taking the phone off the hook, she attempts to sleep while her would-be lover tries to call. And in her fantasy, she sees herself escaping to the playground and embracing childhood anew...perhaps the most quietly satisfying gem that you will see in a long time...contrasts with the sexual vibrance of the tones' singing with the lonely quiet of the girl's flight with remarkable effectiveness."--Bruce Covert, McGill Daily Review

Rental: $20.00
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Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Jerovi (1965) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literature & Theater

Jerovi a sexual probe of the Narcissus myth. His beautiful male subject clothed at first in rich brocade, but later nude, is photographed lingeringly in a lush garden. If sensual self-love in practice doesn't offend you, you'll find some vivid camera imagery."

Rental: $30.00
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David Secter

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) black and white, 81 min

An independent film written, directed and funded by David Secter, it occupies a unique place in the history of Canadian cinema as the first English language Canadian film ever screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film starred John Labow as Doug and Henry Tarvainen as Peter, two students at the University of Toronto who develop a complex quasi-romantic relationship, and Joy Tepperman and Janet Amos as their girlfriends Bev and Sandra. The film's gay subtext was carefully coded by Secter, who wrote the film based on his own experience falling in love with a male fellow student but feared that a more explicitly gay film would not attract an audience.

Rental: $100.00

Michael Snow

Short Shave (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Yoichi Takabayashi

Musashino (1965) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Phenomenon No. 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Joyce Wieland

Water Sark (1965) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"I decided to make a film at my kitchen table, there is nothing like knowing my table. The high art of the housewife. You take prisms, glass, lights and myself to it. "The housewife is high" WATER SARK is a film sculpture, drawing being made while you wait." J.W. "Joyce Wieland surpasses philosophy. She has achieved a capacity for whimsy, and becomes divine. She cannot help but laugh out loud, also I recommend her knockers." Ken Jacobs

Rental: $50.00
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Lloyd Williams

Creation (1965) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Designed by Lloyd Williams and Phillip Weiner. A return to satirical humor. More directed at radio & Television commercials than at religion, it manages to point up Man's blind belief in the truth of both. Special Commendation, Foothill College Filmmakers' Festival. Drawn on film animation & Live images.

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Inflation of the Air-Mattress (1965) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

With poet Taylor Mead. SELECTED BY THE 2ND ANNUAL LONG ISLAND GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL , Screened October 7, 1999. Sound played live on bag pipes by Mike Connely of the LI Ravens M. C. Pipe and Drum Band.

Rental: $20.00
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Jud Yalkut

Diffraction Film (1965) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Title poem by Gerd Stern. A light 'trip'; an evocation of the sun as kaleidoscopic father of all vision. Originally premiered as an integral single-screen section of USCO's 'Hubbub' and 'We Are All One' multi-media touring shows. "The hot eye of diffraction, multiplicity of variables moving out toward clarity and back: 'the light force impulse,' a spurt-valve momentum, full of love's natural forms. Consider what street light, subway lights, signs look like as seen through teleidoscopes cut from diamonds. 'The progression of a trip'; shaken out of whatever you were before; how you going to get back, I mean, you won't be in that same place again, ever... wish for and achieve satori, what then? So you come back to the physical, and you're a step further out... up... And shows what it looks like there." -- Carol Bergé, "Ikon Magazine." "This sensuous sea of color, motion, light that seems to surround us completely and we swim in it almost bodily and it is like going through the most fantastic dream." -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Walter Ungerer

Early Films 1965-1973 (1965-1973) DVD NTSC, color and black & white, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Meet Me, Jesus (1966) 15 mins. Introduction To Oobieland (1969) 10 mins. Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? (part two of oobieland) (1969) 5 mins. Solstice (part three of oobieland) (1971) 31 mins.

Rental: $120.00
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Adolpho Arrietta

La Trilogia del Angel (1965-1969) DVD PAL, b/w, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

EL CRIMEN DE LA PIRINDOLA 16mm (1965) 18 min LA IMITACION DEL ANGEL 16mm (1966) 21 min LE JOUET CRIMINEL 16mm (1969) 36 min An angel watching over a boy. This angelwith these wings, that Melies could have invented, will never leave Arrietta's films. As if it had become his guardian angel, watching over his preserved childhood, a smile haunting his cruelest films. - Emile Breton Arrietta scrutinizes and stalks the people he freezes on celluloid in the manner of filmmakers like Jacques Rivette, Jean Eustache and Jacques Rozier, yet, at the same time, he instills an atmosphere of fantasy reminiscent of Jean Cocteau. This symbiosis, rarely faulted, produces very beneficial effects. - Gerard Courant

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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