Ulvis Alberts

Celebration (1966) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Philosophical

A mood film exploring the isolation of the central character. The camera focuses on the individual rather than the surroundings which create this person's loneliness. The soundtrack is an original composition created for the film by the John Day Trio. The closing dance sequences were improvised by the girl (Terhi Pertulla) on location.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

All My Life (1966) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

One shot, early summer in Mendocino. Song, ALL MY LIFE, by Ella Fitzgerald with Tedd Wilson and his orchestra.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Castro Street (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Inspired by a lesson from Eric Satie; a film in the form of a street -- Castro Street running by the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California... switch engines in one side and refinery tanks, stacks and buildings on the other -- the street and film, ending at a red lumber company. All visual and sound elements from the street, progressing from the beginning to the end of the street, one side is black and white (secondary), and one side is color -- like male and female elements. The emergence of a long seitch-engine shot (black and white solo) is to the filmmaker the essential of consciousness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Show Leader (1966) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Free, if requested, with program of my films totaling 80 minutes or more. It is a picture of me in a stream saluting the audience on the soundtrack.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Still Life (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

Summer 1966; coming out of the artist's period of life at Graton -- a communal venture in the woods north of San Francisco. A film on efforts toward new American religion.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Tung (1966) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Portrait of a friend named Tung, deriving directly from a momentary image on waking. Seeing her bright shadow I thought she was someone I you we had known.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gordon Ball

Georgia (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A perfect tone poem of film-within its short time limit, it contains much of the beauty of night and the sensuality of women... perhaps THE woman one sometimes sees dancing in the night, but never touches in the flesh. Dream-like, beautiful -- its brevity compacts its power and renders it haunting. -- William R. Trotter GEORGIA is a good example of a new genre of film that has been developing lately, and that is, a portrait film. in some cases, like those of Brakhage, Warhol, or Markopoulos, there is an attempt at an objective portrait of a man or woman; in other cases, like in the case of GEORGIA, the portrait becomes completely personalized, poetically transposed; it may not be as multi-faced, as say, Brakhage's portrait of McClure, but an inspired portrait nevertheless, in the vein of a single-minded lyrical love poem. -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Bartel

Secret Cinema, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 27.30 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

In the program of the 1966 London Film Festival, Richard Roud describes the film as ... a terribly funny pop/ camp American film -- about the misfortunes of Jane amongst the film-makers. It's really a paranoid fantasy about a girl who thinks that all her friends are putting her on and filming her life with hidden cameras for exhibition of a secret theater. (They are, of course.) The star of the film is Amy Vane, who gives a really extraordinary performance as Jane. Also featured in the cast are Gordon Felio from What's New, Pussycat? and the sensational West Coast comedian Barry Dennen.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Scott Bartlett

Metanomen (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

The films of Scott Barlett use a vocabulary--negative images, polarization, TV techniques, computer- film, electronic patterns-- which is shared with that of the engineer, the mathematician, the computer itself. What he says with this vocabulary, however is quite different. In this film he uses the newest of terms to comment on one of the oldest stories; the enigma between men and women. -- Museum of Modern Art. "METANOMEN harnesses a kind of rhythmic conflict. The film is tense and out of this tenseness arises the vision of an enigmatic girl, set in opposition to a man shown as a contrasty profile. The two characters are set in a flux of manipulated technology run wild: the balance of forces that keeps man and woman alive in the web of the great industrial culture." -- The Wittenberg Torch

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Bleich

Day the Friction Broke, The (1966) Regular 8mm, color, 3.30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Portrays by novel technique the release from mundane cares. In this fantasy of movement live actors become the subjects of animation and find themselves with unshackled spiritual freedom.

Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Polite Madness (1966) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Hand-processed

A hand-painted elaborately step-printed film which begins in blues and greens with golden geographic-beseeming continents which evolve into symmetricals and dark passages (including a whirling tunnel) whitening to create many bas-relief (photographic solarization) fragments of these previous forms that then flicker vibrantly in a field of ever whitening light.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Brooks

Winter (1966) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

Locales: Nantucket, Kazakhstan, Grant's Nepal, Colorado, Mt. Kearsange, Iowa, 7th Street. Door golden night room trees fire drip rain blue horse river snow birds green mountain forest dark room mist car trees window ducks are flying. Overtones: Raga Palas Kafi, Grant's, Slug's, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Raga Rageshri, the wind, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles, Piatniksky Chorus.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Martin Charlot

Apocalypse 3:16 (1966) 16mm, black and white, 96 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

With Myron van Brundt and Tom Kealiinohomoku. Apocalypse 3:16--'... I shall vomit thee out of My mouth because thou are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm...' Dealing with the subject of the soul and its relation to modern man in his contemporary environment, the story is how a man, caught in a Twentieth Century web of materialism, is introduced to the complexities of the spiritual self. Today when 'spirituality is often considered only an intellectual pursuit,' the discovery of it as an overpowering force in one's self can be shocking. The film concerns a man, violent in nature, driven much against his will into a realization of his soul. At first he combats this realization and fails. He tries to master it and fails. He tries to destroy it and fails. Finally, in the only way he knows how, being faithful to his nature, he accepts it by offering his whole being to its truth. He uses his nature as a prayer and offers his beating heart. Divided into two contrasting reels, it is made up of many seemingly disjointed scenes. The first reel is heavy, setting up moods and giving hints of the final revelation. Much that seems unimportant gains its importance as the film reaches its terrifying climax. The second reel starting with a statement of death, moves forcefully, as the subject deepens, to its inevitable ending. "... it is a piercing piece of film that combines shocking horror and tender beauty, violence rich in unrelenting quiet and a strange quietness oozing with tension..." -- Boxoffice Magazine. "Charlot has brought out a true avant-garde pioneer work in his latest film worthy to rank high... It involves the spectator in a world of its own... wherein reality and dream, love and hatred, spirit and flesh mingle... Its art is strong and new..." -- Die Tat, Zurich "Should you look up the Biblical title in Revelation, you will be prepared for an hour and 30 minutes of suspense, beauty, unusual dramatic devices, and shock in this morality play... The acting is consistently expressive... Especially spirited is Tom Kealiinohomoku who enacts the arch sinner, and Myron van Brundt sensitively characterizes the saintly man..." -- Honolulu Star Bulletin

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Tom Chomont

Anthony (1966) 16mm, color, 10 min

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Mona Lysa (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Whimsical variations suggested by the minute cracks in a print of Leonardo's famous portrait.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Conrad

Flicker, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

This is a notorious film; it moves audiences into some space and time in which they may look around and find the movie happening in the room there with them. Much has been written about THE FLICKER. It is a library of peculiar visual materials, referenced to the frame-pulse at 24 frames per second. All flickering light is potentially hazardous for photogenic epileptics or photogenic migraine sufferers.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Robert Cowan

River Windows (1966) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A film counterpointing the hard reality of the present with the fantastic actuality or imagining of the idyllic past. This is best realized in the halting transition from the journey through time back to the watery one that evoked." --Ken Kelman

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Sing Lotus (1966) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Eighteenth century Indian miniatures enact a traditional wedding ceremony of a Hindu Prince and Princess. An exotic landscape of the mind; fable-fantasy of childhood-manhood. --S. D. H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Dewitt

Atmos Fear (1966) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"An extraordinary film, which powerfully evokes the feeling of the city, but more important, a film of fine graphic design." -- Lenny Lipton "Things to watch for include: the way DeWitt thinks inside his camera, the use of single-frame techniques to enhance certain images, the lens-integrity in zoom and focusing effects (he borrowed Vanderbeek's equipment to make this film), and the moderate use of solarization (re-exposed/negative print) and multiple exposure. There is a lot to be learned from ATMOS FEAR." -- David Buehler

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Downey

Chafed Elbows (1966) 16mm, black and white, 57 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"CHAFED ELBOWS is about a man who marries his mother, they go on welfare and it all breaks into a musical. To be more specific would confuse you, but there is a plot and it's funny and I hope you book it, dig it and return it to the Coop when they ask for it-- Robert Downey (a prince) On the basis of CHAFED ELBOWS the one film of his that I've seen, there's good reason to believe that Bob Downey at the tender age of 28 is already the funniest film-maker in America."--Jules Feifer

Rental: $134.00
16mm Rental: $134.00

Ed Emshwiller

Relativity (1966) 16mm, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

A man wonders, measures, views relationships, people, places, things, time, himself. A sensual journey through a series of subjective reflections. "[A] beautifully photographed color montage of shots; insect, animal, man and galaxy; a sobering antidote to the orgy of subjectivism going on elsewhere." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "The artist's search for the meaning of his own existence is never-ending and takes many forms. Ed Emshwiller's remarkable epic, RELATIVITY, continues this exploration with extraordinary frankness and rare technical skill. The sequence which symbolically portrays a woman at the moment of sexual climax is one of the most beautiful in the literature of film." -- Willard Van Dyke "RELATIVITY is a marvelously sensual film ... it is, I have no doubt, a masterpiece." -- Richard Whitehall, LA Free Press

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #1 (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

An autumn dance. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dawn (1966) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A coming into being... Titles are made by KAE. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hollis Frampton

Information (1966) 16mm, black and white, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Hypothetical 'first film' for a synthetic tradition constructed from scratch on reasonable principles, given: 1) camera; 2) rawstock; 3) a single bare lightbulb. I admit to having made a number of splices.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Manual of Arms (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Courtly dances with friends and lovers, in the form of a 14 part drill for the camera, incorporating physiognomic & locomotor evidence related to the lens by 13 artists and an historian, namely: C. Andre, B. Brown, R. Castoro, L. Childs, B. Goldensohn, R. Huot, E. Lloyd, L. Lozano, L. Meyer, L. Poons, M. Snow, M. Steinbrechner, T. Tharp, J. Wieland.

Rental: $34.00
16mm Rental: $34.00

Norm/Robert Fruchter/Machover

Troublemakers (1966) 16mm, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

TROUBLEMAKERS is a film about community organizing in an Newark, New Jersey ghetto. The film covers three months in the history of the Newark Community Union Porject (NCUP). Four distinct themes reoccur: the creation of NCUP as a bloc for the 'Students for a Democratic Society'; the attempt to get the building code enforced in one particular building; the efforts to get a traffic light installed at a dangerous itersection used for drag racing; and the organization's participation in a political campaign. --R. M. "TROUBLEMAKERS is the only film which I know that preaches revolution. It says: Look what these people went through and with what patience, trying to move the bureaucracy by at least one inch-with what patience-and not a dent was made. Yes, the only way is to shoot your way through with guns. The only answer is revolution. That's the true massage of the film." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Theodore Gershuny

American Roulette (1966) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A wealthy American businessman speculates on the suicide of his mistress. He feels nothing at her death... and he tries, by recreating the scene, to respond to it. All he gets is a black soap opera. --T. G. "Incredibly brutal... Do we have to show everything?... What's so funny about death?" --Chicago Tribune

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jay L. Gerstein

Wedge-Shaped Womb, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

An epic riff of reversion, conversion, perversion, and Odyssean wanderings. --J. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Gessner

Time of the Locust (1966) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political / Social Activism

A film about the war in Vietnam, compiled from American newsfilm sources, Vietnamese cameramen and suppressed Japanese television footage. Music by Morton Feldman. voices of Lyndon Johnson, General Khy, army field commanders are juxtaposed to the reality of the war. --P. G.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Herb Golzmane

Roads To Understanding (1966) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Produced for Brooklyn College, in cooperation with the Office of Economic Opportunity. Teachers take children on experimental field trips.--H. G.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Red Grooms

Fat Feet (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

A city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound, pixilated and animated.--R. G.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Red Grooms

Ruckus Shorts (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A stable full of ruckus films to shorten your program. Including: WASHINGTON'S WIG WHAMMED, BEFORE AN AFTER, THE BIG SNEEZE, MAN OR MOUSE, SPAGHETTI TROUBLE.--R. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Taylor Hardwick

Crazy-Film (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Taylor Hardwick

Pariah (1966) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hilary Harris

Draft Card Burner, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This film shows draft card burning demonstrations that took place in New York City during the fall of 1965, relating these incidents to the protests against the draft system & the war in Vietnam. --H. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hilary Harris

Nine Variations on a Dance Theme (1966) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jerome Hill

Artist's Friend, The (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed in Cassis, France. It is about Man and Machines. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Will Hindle

29: 'Merci, Merci' (1966) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

A rude and abrupt departure from Hindle's two early visual poems. Between those early works and MERCI, Hindle was sought to film the Winter Olympics, 150 short works for Westinghouse/CBS, and the South Sea voyages of Sterling Hayden's schooner, "Wanderer." The inability to get on with his own work produced MERCI. A poignant comment concerning the film artist's dilemma. Aftermaths of Western Civilization. Including never-seen-elsewhere Nazi footage inserts.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Michael Hirsh

Greeks Had a Word for It, The (1966) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A black humor movie, Hirsch is setting up bright-colored and sharp-edged barriers against death. Black-and-white alternating with color frames. Constant sitches from snips of beauty to chunks of pain. The structure is a visual matrix with the actors' progress through time, space, and story being walled in by binding white film-pencils. The finest example pf Geometric Aestheticism I've seen outside WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? This is the way movies are heading. A rock & roll for the eyes by Michael H., the shiniest sax in New American Cinema." --Elia Jakov Katz

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

I Saw the Shadow (1966) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

With Akiko Iimura Only film I ever made with a narrative and was shot entirely of the shadows of the hero who is the cameraman.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

Taka and Ako (1966) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

A double portrait of Taka and Ako (Akiko) who are shooting each other with their albums.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Kramer

In The Country (1966) 16mm, black and white, 65 min

Genre: Narrative

The film deals with some of the contemporary forms of isolation and self-obsession. The story of this couple set apart in the country, turning increasingly upon themselves, derives its meaning from the former political engagement of the man. Both the former political attachments, and the city that they chose not to visit anymore, encroach upon them increasingly; they are caught precisely in the lapse between all their former associations, beliefs, attempts, and a new ground that they haven't been able to define. The film becomes almost a close case history of this trapping, repetitive state pain. --R. K.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Kurt Kren

12/66: Cosinius Alpha (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Kren's last film to include any direct reference to Otto Muehl is 12/66: COSINUS ALPHA, a 10-minute film that completes a cycle of elaborate sensual montages and materials." -- Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Krutchik

Genius of Catherine Lenoir, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: History

The French historian Jules Michelet has recounted the tragic story of a young girl in 18th Century France who, after falling under the influence of a local priest, is accused by him of witchcraft, tried, and burnt at the stake. The tables are turned, however, when the story falls into the hands of a motion picture mogul, a screenwriter, and a remarkable leading lady. --D. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Kubelka

Unsere Afrikareise (1966) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Museum of Modern Art, 1967: "New Cinema - An International Selection" "UNSERE AFRIKAREISE is about the richest, most articulate, and most compressed film I have ever seen. I have seen it four times and I am going to see it many, many times more, and the more I see it, the more I see in it. Kubelka's film is one of cinema's few masterpieces and a work of such great perfection that it forces one to re-evaluate everything that one knew about cinema. The incredible artistry of this man, his incredible patience. (He worked on UNSERE AFRIKAREISE for five years; the film is 12 and a half minutes long.) His methods of working (he learned by heart 14 hours of tapes and three hours of film, frame by frame), and the beauty of his accomplishment makes the rest of us look like amateurs." -- Jonas Mekas

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00
35mm Rental: $80.00

Peter Kubelka

One-Man Show (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 59.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes all above titles. This special package price is to encourage the showing of all my films together, in one evening.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

George Kuchar

Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

"A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. In its economy and cogency of imaging, HOLD ME surpasses any of Kuchar's previous work. The odd blend of Hollywood glamour and drama with all-too-real life creates and inspires counterpoint of unattainable desire against unbearable actuality." -- Ken Kelman "This film could cheer an arthritic gorilla, and audiences, apparently sensitized by its blithely accurate representation of feelings few among them can have escaped, rise from their general stupor to cheer it back." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

George Kuchar

Leisure (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A dramatized social commentary with the horrifying impact of a three-hundred ton chunk of margarine.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Mosholu Holiday (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A special guest appearance by Canadian TV star Bill Ronald along with the massive presence of "Mrs. Bronx" herself, Frances Leibowitz, and her girlfriend Iris, make this film a must-see for travel enthusiasts and horror fans.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Kuchar

Green Desire (1966) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A delicate color film that roams breast high grasslands and yellow meadows with a lanky youth in a quest for a boulder studded brook that bridges the adolescent to the to her side, into Manhood.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Kuchar

Secret of Wendel Samson, The (1966) 16mm, color, 33.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Red Grooms as Wendell Samson. Who is Wendell Samson? He is a Universe in himself, but perhaps even more complex. The Cosmic Bubble is governed by the forces of electrical magnetic inertia. He is governed by a need. Unstable. A hunger to understand the impossible. Himself maybe. A quest to find the equation to happiness in a cosmic structure where happiness is not a physical property. He is a Star in the cluster of stars. A solar speck in the speckled nebula of souls. A silent phantom radiating in the heavens of shining phantoms. Floating on islands within islands, in a bubble, fifty trillion light years curved.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Owen Land

Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc. (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"The richest frame I have seen in any film when you take into consideration all movements, lines, the beautiful white, and reds, and blacks," --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Castle One (The Light Bulb Film) (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

The most evident feature of this movie is that it is projected alongside a bare flashing lightbulb which has itself been filmed and appears within the movie. The major portion of the film, however, is composed of second-hand images which are largely drawn from T. V. documentary of an unspectacular kind, but which thematically are concerned with the 'surface' of the industrial institution and political world. The sound is a 'scramble' of the various commantaries, music and dialogue of the collaged film which gradually becomes identified with their respective images during the course of the film. The awareness of the audience is returned to their actual situation (viewing a film) by reference to the bulb and the perceptual problems which its flashing creates. --M. L. G.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Charles I. Levine

Shooting Guns (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

In documentary style, an excerpt from an unfinished movie. This film shows Jonas Mekas directing a sequence from his feature, Guns of the Trees.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Below The Fruited Plain (1966) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Technology

"... set in Mexico in the sandal shop of Ubaldo, a peasant craftsman. The camera enters the shop and moves in on Ubaldo as he makes a pair of sandals for some tourists. Meanwhile, the soundtrack gives a dialogue between an uptight American couple. The man in particular (George Kuchar's voice) is truly an American horror as he puts down Mexico, Ubaldo, and his own wife whom he obviously hates. "But Lipton gives us much more than a bitterly amusing view of a sick marriage. In a remarkably brief period of time he also shows us a view of Mexico as seen by American tourists, and he shows us a view of American tourists as seen by Mexicans and as seen by him, and he makes a statement about the nature of work, industrial society, and alienation ...." -- Richard Milner, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Dunes of Turo, The (1966) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Cape Cod and the ghosts of city traffic. Positively ecodellic.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Ineluctable Modality of the Visible (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Extreme close-ups moving across a woman's body. Based on a harmonic theory of film montage, in which shots are likened to melody. Part of the American Federation of Arts series.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Memories of an Unborn Baby (1966) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Warm multiple imagery.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Powerman (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A homage to the superhero. Lipton's only animated film. The song "Powerman" is performed by Rogue Streib's East Bay Symphony, with the filmmaker singing lead.

Rental: $20.00

Jock Livingston

Zero In The Universe (1966) 16mm, black and white, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

ZERO IN THE UNIVERSE is a comedy, a cryptogram--a message in code to the viewer. Who is Zero? What universe? What is the opposition of Zero and his arch enemy, Steinmetz? What does it come from, and where, if anywhere, does it go. The film presents abundant clues, but the answers are never stated. --J. L.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Roy Loe

321 (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

The structure of Jean Tinguely -- filmed at the Jewish Museum show and intercut with machinary which is naively self-destructive. --R. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leobardo Lopez

S. O. S. (1966) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Selected in Canada by the Expo '67 contest, The Man and His World, as a representative film of our age. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Willard Maas

Andy Warhol's Silver Flotations (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jonas Mekas

Report From Millbrook (1966) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"REPORT FROM MILLBROOK was filmed in 1965, on a weekend visit to Tim Leary's place. It was a light summer outing. No LSD. Tim took me for a walk, though, and we talked about LSD. I told him that the chemicals that motivate and drive artists are more powerful and mysterious than LSD or any drug. On that note we turned back and ended our walk. There was nothing more to say. In 1966, Tim's place was raided by the local sheriff. The East Village Other taped an interview with the sheriff about the raid. I used the interview as the soundtrack for the film. The footage can also be seen in a different form in DIARIES, NOTES & SKETCHES." -- J.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Cassis (1966) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape, diary_journal

A small port in South of France, a lighthouse, the sea, shot from just before the sunrise until just after the sunset, all day long, frame by frame, a frame or two every second or every few minutes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jonas Mekas

Hare Krishna (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

(Included in full in WALDEN) "A 'documentary' - one Sunday afternoon in New York - beautiful new generation - dancing in the streets of New York - singing 'Hare Hare' - filling the streets and the air with love - in the very beginning of the New Age - Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky (on soundtrack) singing 'Hare Hare.'" -- J.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jonas Mekas

Notes On The Circus (1966) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Ringling Bros., filmed in three sessions (three-ring circus), with no post-editing of opticals, five rolls strung together as they came out of a camera. Jim Kweskin's Jug Band prepared the soundtrack. Film can also be watched with soundtrack turned off (if you're a "purist" which I'm not).

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Marie Menken

Sidewalks/Wrestling/Notebook (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Marie Menken

Lights (1966) 16mm, 75.00 (DIGITAL FILE), color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Made during the brief Christmas-lit season, usually between the hours of midnight and 1:00 A.M., when vehicle and foot traffic was light, over a period of three years. Based on store decorations, window displays, fountains, public promenades, Park Avenue lights, building and church facades. I had to keep my camera under my coat to warm it up, as the temperature was close to zero much of the time." -- M.M.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Marie Menken

Sidewalks (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Photography: Willard Maas and John Hawkins. "Looking down instead of around, while walking, finding the magic patterns in the pavements of a city."--John Hawkins

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Early Clue to the New Direction, An (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Joy Bang, Prescott Townsend, Rene Ricard. Music by the Unidentified Flying Objects. "The grand prize ... went to Andrew Meyer's black-and-white AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION, whose virtues had nothing to do with technical polish. Mr. Meyer's film hung on dialogue, cast and plot (of a kind), clearly moving in a new direction. Its central virtue was nothing less than a superb performance by an old man, Prescott Townsend, playing a Boston rogue long past his time, who charms a young girl with his 'snowflake theory.'" -- Douglas M. Davis, National Observer "Afterward, one felt that Andrew Meyer had opened a new world for 16mm cinema, one in which many kinds of excuses no longer need to be made. AN EARLY CLUE TO THE NEW DIRECTION -- apt title -- his most recent film, is unexpected, glorious, and indescribably moving, and I can't forget it." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Award: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1967 Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London; Film Theatre, 1968. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Match Girl (1966) 16mm, color, 25.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Vivian Kurz, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol. Story by Hans Christian Anderson. Songs by the Rolling Stones, Martha & the Vandellas. "The winner as the best dramatic picture is MATCH GIRL, by Andrew Meyer. It is a complex and adroit visualization of the fantasy experiences of an aspiring young actress done in color and with dandy musical accompaniment by the Rolling Stones. This one, with some further story values, could be stretched into a fetching full-length film." -- Bosley Crowther, The New York Times Awards: First Prize, National Student Film Awards, 1966; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1966. Exhibition: Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, 1966; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 1967; Chicago Int'l Film Festival, 1967. Collection: British Film Institute

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Morgan

Liaison, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Henry Niese

Summer In The City (1966) Regular 8mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"Non-documentary evocation of life in Puerto Rican-Negro slum in N.Y.C." H.N. "If all those who believe in peace, love and human values go out into the street in a spririt of celebration then a riot can't take place." Monsignor Robt J. Fox

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Edward Owens

Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A montage of still and moving images, mixing and alternating black people and white people, fantasy and reality, a presidential suite and a mother's kitchen: a sensitive, poetic evocation in the manner of the film-maker's "Remembrance". Brilliantly colored and nostalgic, it comprises a magical transformation of painterly collage and still photographic sensibility into filmic time and space." -- Charles Boultenhouse "(Edward Owens) may well be one of the few for whom 'amateur' and 'professional' need have no significance whatsoever: true to his own native talents, with grim determination uncanny, whether the mind in the arts is for or against beauty or its opposite twin, chaos. So that with each subsequent struggle to complete a film he will leave us breathless with anticipation for his next work." -- Gregory Markopoulos on Edward Owens' film AUTREFOIS

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Lupe (1966) 16mm, color, 49.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Queer / Bi / Trans

Strangely neglected for way too long, Jose Rodriguez Soltero's Lupe is an underground classic of the stature of Flaming Creatures, Scorpio Rising, Hold me While I'm Naked, or The Chelsea Girls. It is ostensibly a biopic of Lupe Velez inspired by Kenneth Anger's sketch of the Mexican spitfire in Hollywood Babylon and, stylistically, by Von Sternberg's Marlene Dietrich vehicles. Rodriguez Soltero takes some liberties with the facts and produces a color-saturated, gorgeous dime-store baroque that tells of Lupe's rise from whoredom to stardom, her fall into fractured romance and suicide, and her ascension into the spirit world. It is consistently inventive and surprising, and wrapped in a dense soundtrack that combines, Elvis, Cuban boleros, Spanish flamenco, The Supremes, and Vivaldi. It features some of the main players of the Ridiculous Theatrical Playhouse (Charles Ludlam plays a keen lesbian seducer and Lola Pashalinsky, Lupe's maid). Mario Montez never looked better; no wonder this was his favorite film. Whether they know it or not, Pedro Almodavar, Vivienne Dick, and Bruce LaBruce have a grandfather in Jose Rodriguez Soltero. --Juan Suarez

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Carolee Schneemann

Viet-Flakes (1966) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

VIET-FLAKES was composed from an obsessive collection of Vietnam atrocity images I collected from foreign magazines and newspapers over a five-year period. Magnifying glasses from the "5 & 10" were taped onto a borrowed 16mm Bolex in order to physically "travel" within the photographs - producing a rough animation. Images in and out of focus, broken rhythms and pans, the abstracted shapes and motions, speeding perceptual contradictions. For instance, a pointillism of falling black specks in focus becomes bombs dropping through the sky; an impressionistic swirl of tones translates as faces of US soldiers leading barefoot villagers from a gas-filled tunnel; a "Rembrandt ink drawing" focuses in as a tank dragging a roped body .... VIET-FLAKES was central in "Snows," the Kinetic Theater work I presented at the Martinique Theater, New York, 1966, in conjunction with Angry Arts Week. "Snows" concretized imagery and the denied ravages of the war and did its part in heightening moral outrage at the endless destruction. James Tenney's sound collage intercuts three-second fragments of Vietnamese religious chants and secular songs with fragments of Bach and 1960s "Top of the Charts."

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

John Luther Schofill

Die (1966) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

DIE is a silent meditation on consciousness past death. It is a continuous flow of image uninterrupted by cutting, a tactile and erotic film in which a man knows the earth as lover through a newly-awakened touch, a new multilayered seeing. It is a mystical document of a peak experience in life, climaxing in ego-death. The actor in the film is Charles MacDermed, my mentor of that time, now my friend. Award: First Prize, University of Santa Clara Film Festival, 1968.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Martin Schwartz

Hip-a-Go-Go (1966) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Piece Mandala/End War (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Soundtrack by Bob Grimes. Blank color frequencies space out and optically feed into black and white images of one lovemaking act which is seen simultaneously from both sides of its space and both ends of its time. "Thanks for the strip ... it IS that/cut to the bone of some matter that does really concern me: how a man and a woman meet nakedly head-on among the colors ... lovely: I can hardly wait to see the entirety of that vision ...." -- Stan Brakhage "PIECE MANDALA/END WAR reminds me very much of the back light (GoKo) which illuminates the spirit of Buddha -- yet no image of Buddha appears; rather, a couple of naked bodies. I have never imagined that GoKo could really happen and illuminate as in this film." -- Takahiko Iimura, Film Art

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Sharits

Ray Gun Virus (1966) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Although affirming projector, projection beam, screen, emulsion, film frame structure, etc., this is not an "abstract film"/projector as pistol/time-colored pills/yes=no/mental suicide and then, rebirth as self-projection. "... just colors and strobe ... 'light-color energy patterns (analogies of neural transmission systems) generate internal color-time shape and allow the viewer to become aware of the electrical-chemical functionings of his own nervous system' ... It's true." - David Curtis, International Times "RAY GUN VIRUS is a work in which no images appear yet one can get pure identity on film. ... projected film itself makes the viewer aware of where he stands. RAY GUN VIRUS is not so-called 'Psychedelic Cinema' but even more and goes beyond it through Sharits' bright clarification of the media." -- Takahiko Iimura, Film Art Exhibition: Fourth Int'l Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-Le-Zoute; "Twenty Years of American Personal Film" anthology, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1966. Collections: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Royal Archive of Belgium.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Chick Strand

Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

An experimental film poem in celebration of life and visions. Techniques include live action, animation, montage and found images. Exhibition: New York Film Festival; Arles, France Film Festival; Canadian Women's Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

Meet Me Jesus (1966) 16mm, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

The theme is apparently the birth and growth of civilization, its ultimate destruction and rebirth; however, MEET ME, JESUS is actually about loss: the loss of innocence, dignity and hope. The film's final irony is our usual compensation: "If these wings should fail me Lord, meet me with another pair." MEET ME, JESUS is a compilation film using found footage as well as original material and hand painting on film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nikolai Ursin

Behind Every Good Man... (1966) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"...presents a sensitive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a young male transvestite. Honest and compassionate, this short documentary dramitization transcends its subject to become a moving reminder of our own loneliness and alienation, of the futility of our own aspirations."--Genesis Films, Ltd.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 2 (1966) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

COMPUTER ART SERIES is animated computer/graphic films. The series is called POEMFIELD. All of these films explore variations of poems, computer graphics, and in some cases combine live action images and animation collage; all are geometric and fast moving and in color. There are eight films in the computer animated art series. As samples of the art of the future all the films explore variations of abstract geometric forms and words. In effect these works could be compared to the illuminated manuscripts of an earlier age. Now typography and design are created at speeds of 100,000 decisions per second, set in motion a step away from "mental movies." POEMFIELD No. 2 and 5 are all colorized by Brown and Olvey.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bill Vehr

Avocada (1966) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

"a study of high-art writhing. Carole Morell writhes as if she were born to writhe in movies; writhes like a movie star among flickering candles and smouldering camera movement. Avocada has a percussive Peruvian soundtrack. It is steeped in blue green shadows. It is incomparable and nutritiously beautiful. It is a film possessed of gilded glamour"

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Bud Wirtschafter

I'm Here Now (1966) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

"...is a unique documentary. The major portion of it was filmed by paricipants in 'Summer in the City" the six week community action program which is the subject of the film. Similarly the sound track consists of material either recorded on location or taken from a series of taped interviews with members of the staffs, neighborhood boards and participants in the program. " Summer in the City

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Bud Wirtschafter

Snow Job (1966) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound by USCO. A kinetic alchemy of the light and electronic works of Nicolas Schoffer, Julio Le Parc, USCO, and Nam June Paik. An exploration of the effect-versus-content thesis of Marshall McLuhan's 'the medium is the message/massage "TURN TURN TURN, a film of the eye-shattering, flashing, rotating light sculptures programmed by USCO to turn turn turn the popular song into a rich electronic fugue on the word NOW: Let's take the OW out of NOW; let's turn the NO out of NOW." -- Film Quarterly. "Absolutely stoned by the film. One of the most beautiful experiences of my film-watching consciousness." -- John Schofill "A torrent of hurtling colors and lights, forms blinking, whirling and surging. Image follows image in rapid-fire succession, distorting awareness of time and space as the sensory bombardment continues." -- R. E. L. Masters and Jean Houston, Psychedelic Art Ann Arbor Film Festival; Award of Merit, 1966 Bellevue Film Festival, Washington; The Museum of Modern Art in Paris; the Finch College Museum "Projected Art" exhibition in New York; the San Francisco Cinematheque in 1967; and the premiere show of the "Wednesday Magazine" series on Channel 13, WNET-TV, New York.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jud Yalkut

D. M. T. (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Credits: Slides by Jackie Cassen. Choreography by Mary McKay and danced by her. Sound: Bach, The Beatles, and the voice of Ralph Metzner reading a "Psychedelic Prayer" by Timothy Leary. Filmic translation of the first multi-media presentation of Jackie Cassen and Rudi Stern, originally premiered at the Bridge Theater in New York in the spring of 1966.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Godz, The (1966) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Document of 1960's rock-and-roll cult band "The Godz." Contains footage of a few mid-60's performances as well as candid footage of the band.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jud Yalkut

Le Parc (1966) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Abstract light poem tribute to Julio Le Parc, first winner at the 1966 Venice Biennial of a Painting Prize for Kinetic Art, filmed at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York. Premiered at the Gate Theater, New York.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Moondial Film (1966) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

An intensified yet lyrical filmic concentration of the Electromedia Theater event by Aldo Tambellini, with Mary MacKay dancing the choreography by Beverly Schmidt, and original music by Calo Scott. A film which combines in-camera superimposition with frame-by-frame compositional shooting techniques. Premiered at the Gate Theater, New York.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

P+A-I(K) (1966) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Three part homage to Nam June Paik, featuring a Philadelphia concert happening with Charlotte Moorman, Takehisa Kosugi, and Wolf Vostell; Paik's radio-controlled bisexual robot K-456 in its debut on Canal Street one Sunday in New York; and Paik's electronic television art. Purchased for the collection of the 1970 "Happening and Fluxus" retrospective at the Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; and shown at a 1972 "Cineprobe" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jud Yalkut

Us Down By The Riverside (1966) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

USCO light, Beatles sound. A visionary realization of the USCO Riverside Museum installation exhibition in New York, the show which introduced the word 'Be-In' to the English language. Premiered by National Educational Television on Channel 13, WNET-TV, New York's first "Wednesday Magazine" program. Selection (with "Turn Turn Turn) for the Second Tokyo Underground Film Festival; Hors de Concours screenings (also with "Turn Turn Turn") at the Fourth International Experimental Film Competition in Belgium.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

WVLNT: Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time (1966-67/2003) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

WAVELENGTH was shot in one week in December, 1966, preceded by a year of notes, thoughts, mutterings. It was edited and first print seen in May, 1967. I wanted to make a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings, and aesthetic ideas. I was thinking of, planning for a time monument in which the beauty and sadness of equivalence would be celebrated, thinking of trying to make a definitive statement of pure Film space and time, a balancing of "illusion" and "fact," all about seeing. The space starts at the camera's (spectator's) eye, is in the air, then is on the screen, then is within the screen (the mind). The film is a continuous zoom which takes 45 minutes to go from its widest field to its smallest and final field. It was shot with a fixed camera from one end of an 80 foot loft, shooting the other end, a row of windows and the street .... The room (and the zoom) are interrupted by four human events including a death. The sound on these occasions is sync sound, music and speech, occurring simultaneously with an electronic sound, a sine-wave .... It is a total glissando while the film is a crescendo and a dispersed spectrum which attempts to utilize the gifts of both prophecy and memory which only film and music have to offer.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Harold Tichenor

Four Passes of the Invisible Hand (1966) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Takahiko Iimura

Eye For Eye, Ear for Ear (1966-70/2009) DVD NTSC, b/w, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film

When I came to the USA in the mid 1960s, it was the high point of the Hippie movement and the black riots. I lived in the East village in New York, which was a center of the former, and watched TV news of the latter often. These two films, Film Strips I and II, were taken from the scenes respectively, not as a documentary but as an inner report of mine, abstracted yet chaotic. (T.I)

Rental: $60.00

Gordon Ball

Films By Gordon Ball (1966-1991) DVD_NTSC, color, 68 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, family, history, political / social activism

Gordon Ball's films have been acclaimed for their originality, their powerful directness. As filmmaker Stan Brakhage has written has written of Ball's two works on the death of his mother and the death of his father, he "has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures." Jonas Mekas declared Ball's Mexican Jail Footage "the best jail film I've seen"; of the same movie Robert Frank exclaimed "I can't forget this film."

A work by ball eschews technical polish in favor of "technical sincerity"; it may be made, in part, on the run, as with Father Movie , it may be, as with his first work, Georgia , shot completely spontaneously. It is, as the filmmaker has written, "negligent of all but its own earnest rhythmic awareness... what one person and no one can give us." It is uncompromising and full of heart, strong enough to make one, as poet Allen Ginsberg has written of Ball's Enthusiasm , "cry for life itself."

Ball's films have been shown on three continents and at a range of institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the San Francisco Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archives, Kyoto Cinematheque, and British Film Institute, and have won prizes at a number of festivals.

This anthology selects seven works and includes an interview with Ball by filmmaker and archivist Tom Whiteside.
Films included:
Georgia (1966)
Sitting (1977)
Father Movie (1978)
Enthusiasm (1979)
Mexican Jail Footage (1980)
Millbrook (1985)
Do Poznania [To Poznan]: Conversations in Poland (1991)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00 for individual & 60.00 for educational

Paul Sharits

Mandala Films (1966-1968) DVD PAL, Color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Piece Mandala / End War, 1966, color, silent, 5 min. N:O:T:H:I:N:G, 1968, color, sound, 36 min. T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, 1968, color, sound, 12 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Gunvor Nelson

Departures (1966-1973) DVD PAL, Color & B/W, min

Genre: Experimental

Schmeerguntz (1965) 15 min, sound, b/w My Name is Oona (1969) 10 min, sound, b/w Take Off (with Magda) (1972) 10 min, sound, b/w Moons Pool (1973) 15 min, sound, color

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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