Jerry Abrams

Be-In: 1967 (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Music, Political / Social Activism

Music by Blue Cheer. Captures the spirit and essence of the great San Francisco Human Be-In of January 14, 1967. Ten thousand people imbued with peace, love and euphoria. Set to hard rock such as only San Francisco blues can produce. BE-IN contains Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Timothy Leary, Michael McClure, Lenore Kandel and Buddha.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mark Abramson

Shoot The Actor (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

The film begins in the cluttered apartment of an unemployed actor, We become familiar with his way of life and routine. As he carries out his daily tasks, he becomes aware of an unknown threat. We watch as a stranger follows him and makes his presence known in increasingly disturbing ways. The more the actor tries to elude the danger, the more persistent the stranger becomes. As the film progresses, we become involved in the horror-fantasy that is his constant companion. The stranger silently confronts him in the subway and in the streets; becomes a terrifying opponent in a fencing match and eventually traps him in this apartment. In desperation, he flees to the roof where his attacker confronts him. Suddenly the actor realizes that he is in front of a movie camera and is being encouraged to perfom. His actor's instincts take over and he begins to sing and dance for the camera. The intensity of his performance increases. He is loved. He has found approval. As the camera pans closer and closer to the edge of the roof, the actor, in the glory of his performance, falls to his death.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dan Agnew

Pursuit of Knowledge (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE began in June of 1966 and was completed one year later. The first footage (in B&W) was shot at Foothill Junior College in Los Altos Hills as a course project. After graduation (and during!), I continued shooting until leaving for my three-month trek through the High Sierras. My mountain footage is a complete other trip, a microcosm of which is incorporated into PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE. I came to Philadelphia in Fall of 1966, continued school at Drexel Institute and Temple University, completed my film, and dropped out of school by Spring of 1968. The campuses which appear in the film are: Foothill, Stanford, Drexel Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Purdue University in Indiana. Also appearing in the film are: The Sierras, my California apartment, Pine Hill state park in Indiana, several unnamed public disasters, and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Silent Music (1967) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A film experimenting with the use of multiple exposed colored lights evoking the mystery of creation, stars and planets, atoms and electrons, souls and spirits

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nestor Almendros

Gente En La Playa, The Mount of Luna, Fifty-Eight/Fifty-Nine, La Tumba Francesa (1967) DVD-NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A poetic evocation of the beaches of Havana. One of Almendros' first films, GENTE EN LA PLAYA was made in New York while he studied filmmaking at City College under Hans Richter. SOLD OUT!!!

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Albert Alotta

Peacemeal (1967) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

Hippies, peace-niks, students, beautiful girls, civil righters, old ladies and more, protest the war. Who dares to say that they don't influence the mainstream? Beautiful color and exciting montage capture the feeling and motion of the march on the United Nations.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Eric Andersen

Opus 49 (1967) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Also see Eric Andersen OPUS 74, VERSION 2 included in FLUXFILM PROGRAM.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Thom Andersen

--- ------- (1967) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music

A documentary about rock'n'roll. Making, buying, selling. Radio, jukebox, scoptione, pinball, poolhall. Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes. Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl. Seeburg, Wurlitzer. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, dancing, gesturing, surfing. LAPD, LA Country Sheriffs Dept., The Trip, The Lynch Bldg.. Top's, Pandora's Box, Maverick's Flat, someone's backyard. California Music Co. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on sunset strip. Hot rod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Watson, The Rainbows, The Shangri-Las, The Supremes, Earl-Jean. Stupid Girl, 19th nervous breakdown. Bill Haley and the Comets: you can get no further back than that. Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Great balls of fire. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown -The King. You cant catch me. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds. Wax reclamation, an early clue to the new direction. Mick Jagger/Earth Angel. Documentary material organized by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms. Vertically. --- ------- is completely structured; horizontally it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage. 1:2. 3:7. Right, left. Right to left--left to right. Up-down. Stasis, motion. Orange, magenta. Yellow, blue. Red, green. Magenta, orange. Blue, yellow. Green, red. 1:2, 1.5:3, 2:4, 3:6, 5:10, 8:16...

Rental: $30.00
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Steven Arnold

Liberation of The Mannique Mechanique, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"This film has a sensitive balance of all its parts and it is realized with masterly control. Each gesture, movement, position, as well as all of the costuming, make-up and props work in a harmony for this under-dream-world of Eastern magicians. Even the bodies of the actors look as though they were designed for the film. There is odalisque fragrance of incense and kief... and behind that, almost imperceptible, the smell of rotting flesh. Arnold has made a beautiful and powerful film poem that is saturated with style." -- Robert Nelson "I've always liked the "Liberation of the Mannique Mechanique"... a heavy sense of the macabre, the mystical, the twilight world. It was a kind of Rosicrucian gang-rape." -- Gene Youngblood, Los Angels Free Press. "... overt symbolic content... strong black and white photography. I find that Arnold and Wiese are just more sensitive to a certain quality of photographic image than other filmmakers I can name." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bruce Baillie

Valentin De Las Sierras (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Skin, eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old Song of Mexican hero Valentin, sung by blind Jose Santollo Nasido en Santa Cruz de la Soledad; Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen R. Beck

Havana Club (1967) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Havana Club presents street shots and city life. Shot on unsplit 8mm and 16mm, the vividly colored film uses layered imagery and filters. Music by Mothers of Invention.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Les Blank

Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins, The (1967) 16mm, color, 31.15 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

In his own words and his "own own" music, Lightnin' Hopkins reveals the inspiration for his blues. He sings, jives, ponders. He boogies at an outdoor barbecue and a black rodeo, and takes you with him on a homecoming visit to his boyhood home of Centerville, Texas. The film reaches past the impish bluesman himself into the Blues itself, into the red-clay Texas, into hard times, into blackness, into the senses.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1 (1967) 16mm, color, 24.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

A visualization of the inner world of foetal beginnings, the infant, the baby, the child--a shattering of the myths of childhood through revelation of the extremes of violent terror and overwhelming joy of that world darkened to most adults by their sentimental remembering of it... A tone poem for the eye-- very inspired by the music of Oliver Messiaen.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

David Brooks

Letter To D. H. In Paris (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

Stoned people, music, movement, fields.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Angel (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In its simple succession of shots, Angel is evocative of a charged moment of heightened awareness, in which, suddenly, everywhere one looks there seems to be a sense of perfection. Like these moments, Angel seems peaceful on the surface, and slightly tense or sad at the same time, as one becomes aware that the moment cannot last. (Cornell seems to have made a life out of not only capturing these moments, but attempting to sustain them, and often evoking in his art the sadness of his failure to do so.) The pool underneath the fountain, beautifully filmed by Burckhardt, is a quintessential Cornell image. In the water we can see reflections of the fountain, trees, clouds, and the rich blue of the sky. The upside-down fountain is another example of Cornell's penchant for the backward image in his films. At one point, the camera slowly pans across the pool and comes to rest with the reflection of the sun at the very edge of the water. Looking down to see the sun: a most Cornellian thing to do. --Andy Ditzler Made in collaboration with Joseph Cornell.

Rental: $30.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Square Times (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

A Saturday night on 42nd Street, from dusk to dawn. The glamour, the garbage, the hot dogs, the movies, the sex and the violence in the air -- with music by The Supremes.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

La mufa o como gozar la crisis (1967) VHS NTSC, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

The absolute chaos in a big city. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Fred Camper

Sense of the Past, A (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a short film description of a room, and the way light (coming through a window) illuminates papers on a desk. An attempt to use color, camera movement and editing to transform everyday surroundings into a poetic rendering of human emotions. The attempt of the film, I believe, is first to describe a feeling of restfulness and silence that come from being alone; second to hint at a kind of pain, lying beneath the surface of aloneness, that comes out of a sense of a violent -- though not fully visible -- past.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Carter

Pflimperpimple Five Guys in Something a Little Over Ten Minutes (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"There's this girl -- twenty, but just a girl really -- who thinks she's quite ready to get hers. Unfortunately, she tries too hard, and by the end of the film she's completely exhausted. Robustly produced in Canada with and a daring-do. Mildly suggestive and quite funny." -- Melvyn Green, Scholarship Student.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

R-34 (1967) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a film on the movement and work of Greg Curnoe, but is not intended as a documentary. It is merely my attempt to communicate using his movements and images from his work. "R-34 is the greatest film on the creative process I've yet seen." -- Stan Brakhage.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Morpheus In Hell (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

I, prolugue, II, the angel morpheus/the major arcana, iii, jeu de la main. The title refers to quote attributed to Stan Brakhage regarding the avant garde artist: 'Orpheus has been too long in Hell.' Part II, alludes both to the sixth strophe of the Third Song of 'Les Chants du Maldoror' by le comte de Lautremont (Isador Ducasse) and to SIRUS REMEMEBERED by Brakhage. Occult imagery and romantic narrative are reformed by repetition and the element of chance.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Theadora P. Cichy

Maximus To Himself (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

This is a film rendition of the poem "Maximus to Himself" by Charles Olson, taken from his collection THE MAXIMUS POEMS. It is a five minute sound film, black and white action footage, juxtaposed and contrasted with color painting on the celluloid. All is synchronized and contains still shots, slow motion, and fast moving image. Most of the footage was shot in the summer of 1967, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the home of Charles Olson and the scene of "The Maximus Poems. " The sea ballad, "The Shoals of Herring", is sung by the British song writer and folk singer, Ewan MacColl.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lowell Cohn

Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Moddle Toddle (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

Why is it that just when you start getting into something you really like, that woman comes along with all her gyrating and sexy outfits; she's so irresistable you just can't go on... or can you. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Soul Freeze (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

"SOUL FREEZE is Cowan's masterpiece to date, and one of the most consciously anguished of films. It is centered around a man who is being 'tempted' by female sexuality. But it begins not with the man, but with two mythic images: a woman carrying a sign with the man's picture on it through the streets, and white, burning candles. This kind of imagery is contained throughout the film: things appear that are not part of the 'story' but are part of the feelings that Cowan draws from his 'story': the girl in the coffin, whom the man worships, the flesh being cut up, the geometrical shapes and finally the burning picture at the end. But Cowan's ideas are expressed most fully not by the presence of these things but by the way the whole film is shot and cut. To the subject of the film Cowan brings exceptionally violent feelings concerning the existence of human flesh; perhaps, concerning the physicality of all things. The violent cuts, images flashing on and off, throughout the film, partly expresses this. But it is also contained in the shooting style, which turns objects into blocks of light and dark. The borders of these objects seem to be clashing with the borders of the adjacent ones; the conflict, accentuated by the cutting, seems to result from a wish to destroy or deny the physicality of all things. But Cowan does not propose anything to replace it; and in fact the film is inextricably tied to that physicality. Thus the film expresses a great internalized violence, and intense sense of pain; but at the same time it is beautiful, for like any art, the pain is more than simple pain, it comes out of a form that contains more than can be said in words and it is the form which is beautiful."--Fred Camper

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Storm De Hirsch

Cayuga Run (1967) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hudson River Diary: Book 1 "Chronicles the journey of a train named Cayuga as it travels from New York to Poughkeepsie. There is something profoundly sentimental as you make the trip. You may never have been to this part of the world but you are concerned and you care about it after you see the film." -- Bob Lermann, Today's Filmmaker

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Storm De Hirsch

Shaman, A Tapestry For Sorcerers (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Spiritual / Mystical

Dedicated to all the magic makers of the world who weave a talisman for man's rebirth in his house of breath. --S. D. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Four Girls (1967) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

4 girls in front of a camera trying to be as still as possible while shot in a single fram sequence. Alternating with the girls are black spaces and single frame shots of store mannequins, skeletons, dolls, etc. The sound track is applied with household bleach and a fine pen, rows of dots producing the actual sounds heard, a kind of rushing roaring, the way breathing sounds through a stethoscope. The sound is synchronized directly with any live shot, the black spaces being left silent, building to a kind of expectancy as shots continually shorten. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Malanga (1967) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Gerard Malanga reads his poetry for 24 frames, dances to Velvet Underground for 24 frames, reads for 23 frames, dances for 23 frames, reads for 22 frames, etc., until he is doing both things alternately one frame at a time. An experiment in Audio-visual synaesthesia called Discontinuous film. No frame is missed however brief its exposure because the synthaesthesia increases efficiency of both eye and ear. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Scissors (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

Kitchen scissors live out a dream life against a strange cardboard land (sea?) scape. They metamorphose from toenail clippers into giant shears. They eat cardboard discs and make love for a living. Occasionally they get eaten by the most horrible monster ever to appear in an animated film. The sound track is a mix of an original track by the film-maker and electronic score by Sidney Hodkinson of Ann Arbor. --K. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Satya Dev Dubey

Aparichaike Vindhyachal: Barriers (1967) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

The original title in Hindi, taken from a poem, literally means "Mountains of Non-Communication" that separate individuals. Hence the shortened English title, "Barriers." --S. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Don Duga

Jungle Madness (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

I have mixed the image of the city and jungle in incongruous situations to make a film of extremes. A montage of abstract liquid pattern and collage animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Don Duga

Man (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Collage Animation. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Irene Duga

Turtle Soup (1967) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

Animated and live. A train of thought dream experience of childhood, youth, old age; past, present, future; child, parent, grandparent; beauty, vanity, despair; dream, reality, illusion. --I. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gudmundur Gudmundsson Ferro

Grimaces (1967) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"GRIMACES is just what it says: grimaces. You see 180 internationally known artists making faces. The soundtrack is Lettrist poetry." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Charles Henri Ford

Poem Posters (1967) 16mm, color, 24 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

... with real-life portraits of Jayne Mansfield, Frak O'Hara, Ruth Ford, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, Rudy Gernreich, Jonas Mekas and others. --C. H. F. Poem Posters (1967), by Charles Henri Ford. Probably filmed in 1966, with motif of an exhibition of Ford’s large-scale text-image collages, it is an invaluable historical document that shows Factory stars Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga cavorting with Beat legend William Burroughs, musician Ned Rorem, film critic Parker Tyler, literary enfant terribles Frank O’Hara and Ted Berrigan, pop artists Jim Rosenquist and Andy Warhol, and many fabulous unknowns. Jane Mansfield makes a show-stopping appearance--this is probably one of her last images. The soundtrack mixes free jazz (by John Handy), ambient sound, the voices of gallery visitors, Charles Ford reading his own poetry, and a wry commentary by Al Hansen. It is a collaborative enterprise, with camerawork by such luminaries as Marie Menken, Willard Maas, Charles Boultenhouse, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Whitman, Andy Warhol, Rudy Wirtschafter, and Stan Vanderbeek. One can track the influence of almost all of them in the final mix, a luscious color print rich in superimpositions, fish-eye views, and pixelations. --Juan Suarez Documentary of Ford's photo-lithograph exhibition at Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Hollis Frampton

States (1967) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Experimental

'No, not the United States but the conditions, forms in which things exist. Somewhat abstracted, a solid, a liquid and a gas: salt,milk and smoke: falling, pouring and rising are the stars of this classical film. Sheets, streaks and wisps, the protagonists are all white (light). The background, zero place, is black (no light). Silence. The ongoing film reveals the ephemera compartmented in a pattern of temporal proportions in which lengths of salt sheet activity are gradually overtaken by liquid streaks which are in turn overtaken by smoke drifts. But another solid is the sliceable, arrangeable film material itself: the intercutting and the logic of the arrangement introduces something diamond-like,sculptural to the natures presented. There is a profoundly satisfying unity of ends and means that is both "natural" (the way the protaginists behave) and "artificial" ( the artists structure). The sum is cultured, beautiful" -Michael Snow

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Hollis Frampton

Heterodyne (1967) 16mm, color, 7.00 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Science & Medicine

Geometric animation made entirely by sculptural methods: cutting, punching, welding colored leader. HETERODYNE is related to some of my other work as RNA to a protein or polypeptide. It was made in abject (if blissful) ignorance of Paul Sharits' early work.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Glatzer

Friendly Game (1967) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The film is about a friendly game of chess played between a white and a Negro that turns out not to be so friendly. --R. G. "Very good film, but too weird for us to distribute." Christopher Mankiewicz, United Artists

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Gorg

Savages, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

THE SAVAGES is a documentary in the words of black people themselves, unblemished by the customary interpretitive wall of white opinion. The story of black American workingman's childhood and youth on a Texas farm illuminates the reasons for the far different and more violent reaction of contemporary black youth to urban poverty and to confinement in their ghetto jungles. Their reactions are shown, not merely talked about, and the spiritual paralysis their lives exhibit proves the city can twist men's minds and their efforts to do any more than barely survive.--A. G.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Taylor Hardwick

Gables (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Taylor Hardwick

Irisville (1967) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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John Hawkins

Gingerbread (1967) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A short journey through some small town Victoriana... --J. H.

Rental: $20.00
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Takahiko Iimura

New York Scene (1967) 16mm, , 35 min

Genre: Experimental

A juxtaposition of New York's street and indoor scenes was shot in the method of one roll (50feet) for one scene, alternating monochrome and color in every other scene. Mostly the scenes are isolated, individual scenes, not connected to each other such as a sunny building in the shade, a fire hydrant at the street corner, a girl with the magnifying glass on her eye, a female lying nude in the dark, a film maker (Jack Smith) with his film "Flaming Creatures" projected behind him, and so on.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

White Calligraphy (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"In my view the most interesting of Iimura's early films -- at least those I've had a chance to see -- is the one least characteristic of this period: WHITE CALLIGRAPHY. To make this abstract film, Iimura drew the Japanese characters for the Kojiki, 'the oldest story in Japan,' directly onto dark leader. Since each frame contains a different character, the finished film creates a continually changing retinal collage, which is interrupted intermittently during the final minutes of the film by movements of dark leader. All in all, WHITE CALLIGRAPHY is a sort of filmic concrete poem ...." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ken Jacobs

Airshaft (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Single fixed-camera take looking from within darkened room, (camera within a camera) out through fire-escape door into vertical space between rears of downtown N. Y. loft buildings. A potted plant, fallen sheet of white paper, cat rests on the foreground door-ledge. The flow of the image is interrupted, partially and then wholly dissolving into blackness; the picture reemerges, the objects smear, somewhat double, edges break up... and again the serene image scintillatingly looms into view. Focus shifts abruptly between foregroun and background planes, creating a strong volume-illusion. The fragile image then shines forth for one last time before dying out. --K. J.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Jacobson

Burning of New York, The (1967) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

"A single walking shot of New York skyline filmed from Long Island City, fragmented with pieces turned upside down imitating negative; scratched and painted-in flames, explosions, colored chemical flooding; painted with merthiolate to heal the wounds."--M.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Jacobson

Dracula's Wedding Day (1967) 16mm, black and white, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"His bride leaves her house entranced, Dracula enfolds her in his cloak, the sun sets, and he leads her into his cave. Ghostly white-out images and spider web-like cracked black ink."--M.J. ("I have a complete loop show available involving simultaneous projection of two or more 8mm prints of these loops with other loops not available for distribution. At least three non-automatic 8mm projectors are necessary--the more the better. Write me in care of the Cooperative."--M.J.)

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Jacobson

Sunspots (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

"Also painted and scratched. The globe of the setting sun disappears and reappears through the cross of a window on 2nd Street, as surely as night follows day."--M.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Herbert Kosower

Face, The (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Based on the original engravings of Piero Fornasetti. An animated bit of whimsy triggered by the premise that IDEAS lead to IDEAS. In what has been described as 'film absurdity' Kosower manipulates a soman's face into the bizarre and the beautiful. New York film critic Judith Crist said at the New York awards presentation that it was delightful to find such a whimsical and well-done film among the seriousness of so many other films in the festival. --H. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Kramer

Edge, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Until Vietnam and the ghettos and new Vietnams and our own circumscribed lives interpenetrate with the rare good release of human moments, nothing is really possible but our being dominated and effectively controlled." --Robert Kramer from an interview with Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Kurt Kren

13/67: Sinus Beta (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Montage of several shots, as from actions of Muehl and Brus at DIAS 1966 in London, from my film 2/60: 48 HEADS FROM THE SZONDI TEST, etc.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

15/67: T. V. (1967) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"... Kren's next important systematic film is TV (1967). In TV, the system is different in kind and pace from that which exists in much of his other work. Instead of operating primarily at the kinetic level, or with rapid perceptual rhythm, this film involves the audience in a conceptual and reflexive process. Five short sequences, each about eight frames long, are all shot from the same viewpoint in a quay-side cafe. They show a window, broken by the silhouettes of objects and people within the cafe and by the passage of people and a ship outside. Each shot containing some small movement is repeated in the film 21 times, in mathematically determined order. They are separated by short, equal sequences of black spacing, except that longer black sequences separate larger phrases of repeats from each other rather like punctuation. The significance does not lie in the mathematical sequences as such, but in how the viewer attempts to decipher the structure." -- Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

16/67: September 20 (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"The Viennese appear to have the closest of contacts with the American underground. Kurt Kren's 20 September... represents the most anti-aesthetic and most consistent venture. English film-makers describe Kren's film as an 'Eating, Drinking, Pissing and Shitting film,' and indeed, we see a day in the life of a man reduced to drinking beer, eating cabbage and then excreting its remains - and the camera work is so unspeakably crass that even hard-baked observers do not react without embarrassment." -Theodor Schroder

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

George Kuchar

Color Me Shameless (1967) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Starring Bob Cowan, Gina Zuckerman, Donna Kerness. This movie was made when I was a bit depressed which is nothing new, but also the main actor, Bob Cowan, happened to be depressed also and so we had a wonderful time working together. One of the actresses was also separated from her husband at this time and the movie solidifies into concrete the repressed desires of everyone who works with me, or more realistically, instead of concrete, the production becomes a frozen, brittle enema bag that slowly thaws and can only be appreciated along channels previously blocked by organic reality.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

George Kuchar

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Deborah-Ann and Edith Fischer. I dedicate this film poem to the behemoths of yesteryear that perished in Siberia along with the horned pachyderms of the pre-glacial epoch. This chilling montage of crimson repression must be seen. Painstakingly filmed and edited, it will be painful to watch, too.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

George Kuchar

Lady From Sands Point, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film is a documentary showing artist, Betty Holiday, an attractive blonde who talks alot, in her Long Island studio. Miss Holliday does not talk in this film, but her beautiful work talks for her. --G. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Kuchar

Craven Sluck, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Mike Kuchar plunges into new depths with the pungent story of a woman's struggle for identity, recognition, sympathy and a good lay. This film features the titan talent from Jersey City, Floraine Connors, in a frightful comeback from obscurity. Supported by a competent cast of Munchkins, THE CRAVEN SLUCK lays bare the flabby bladders of the domestic Fleshpots, Rumpots, Sexpots and just plain Pots.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Kuchar

Fragments (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual drift into the realm of electric colors, sensual curves and dark, dank grasslands, where one is lost with himself.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Owen Land

Diploteratology: Bardo Follies (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

"His remarkable faculty is as maker of images ... the images he photographs are among the most radical, super-real and haunting images the cinema has ever given us." -- P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film Awards: Yale Film Festival, 1968; Berkeley Film Festival; Kenyon College Film Festival, 1968.

Rental: $21.00
16mm Rental: $21.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Organum Multiplum (1967) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

Work and life of Musica Elettronica Viva, group of live electronic music, mainly composed by American musicians, active in Rome, Italy. --A. L.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Se L'Inconscio Si Revella (If the Unconscious Revolts) (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

Also in this film, like in all my previous ones, there is a direct connection between inner urges and cinematic rendering. I tried to visualize my present aspiration to recover, through the various ways taught by one's experience, the easiness, directness and ripeness proper to children's relationships and affective life. This film is maybe a track of this path backwards. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Richard Lerman

Sagittarius V (1967) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

Sagittarius V has a science fiction quality and nervous energy. It is a composition of electronic music that can be seen. The film's images were produced by electronic music, and here, the images and music are synchronized. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles I. Levine

Si See Sunni (1967) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of Sunni, a modern mystic with a BA from Vassar and an MA from Harvard. Her past told with the Tarot cards. She is also publisher/editor of Filmmakers' Newsletter.

Rental: $22.00
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Charles I. Levine

Siva (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Spiritual / Mystical

A realization of the Hindu God, a cinematic tone poem. Prize-winning film.

Rental: $20.00
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Charles I. Levine

Sound of Chartreuse, The (1967) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Spiritual / Mystical

Surrealist dream incorporating a sequence from a 1929 Paramount musical.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Saul's Scarf (1967) reg8mm, color, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Free for benefits and free showings. "we turning in side take it without them it closes Castles color You must pass through it before it closes open unstolen stop it closes castles color the before turning prism face the kiss half a beat time delay in image behind the cloth the rainbow bridge the rainbow bridge." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $45.00
Reg8mm Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Tear/Or (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Seeing at a distance through the burning silk may the violence grow between their eyes in heaven." -- Erik Kiviat

Rental: $20.00
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Saul Levine

Cats Cradle Harp Lock Heart (1967) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Cats cradle harp wind lock heart/ A string game/ The white hart of the wood/ Silk of speech between the lines/ "Call of the sun rose/ Chord of the king/ Retaining the lyrics of memory/ A sound heard from the stone like a harp string breaking/ Dangling lock Did i forget here/ Love woke/ Early as the knot in the grain "When the wind blows What lie did i tell/ In the poem of names to be remembered/ Now the loom of weaving sound and waving hair/ Do i reassemble her naming the pattern "Love lies waiting/ Open locks of the present tense Only the wind in the strings/ Cradles the harp in my hands foreplaying/ key to the little used Knot in the string "Hearing the half tones between the walls/ Eyelashes of the lier Extension of the lead needed/ A string that will never break no matter Always be in tune/ Resolving an assymetrical pattern/ Tuning the harp up to pitch "Cats cradle harp wind lock heart" - Erik Kiviat

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

Laurie Lewis

Matchseller, The (1967) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

It was made in London and is set in a 1950's fairground. It has won awards at Ann Arbor and the Berkeley Experimental Film Festivals. --L. L.

Rental: $20.00
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Leobardo Lopez

El Hijo (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

The meeting of a couple in a senseless world. --L. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Willard Maas

Orgia (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A fragment of an abandoned, long work concerning St. Teresa of Avila. A sexual orgy symbolizing the decadance of modern society. Maas, who acts in this film, plays the devil while a wild orgy goes on in his living-room. There is the fantastic drag queen doing her job in the bathroom while frenzied love-making, to the incomparable baroque-jazz music of Tiji Ito, is carried on in Maas's baroque apartment. The camera in bird-swift flight depicts a scene of total decadence as Andy Warhol's Jackie Kennedy careens through the air. By way of explanation: the opening scene shows the director handing out masks to the actors-the same ones used in LSD WALL by John Hawkins. The taking of LSD was part of the original script. --W. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Lionel Martinez

Tennis For One (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

Italian Notebook, The (1967) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A record of a journey through Italy, filmed in 1967." -- J.M.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Marie Menken

Watts With Eggs (1967) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"By 1967, Menken had become interested in the work of Fluxus artist Robert Watts and made a short animation piece, Watts with EGGS, in which she animates his chrome-casted Box of Eggs. The film opens with lights reflected in the eggs (of course), then, through single framing, pixilates a man's hand arranging eggs in different patterns. The hands (those of John Hawkins) fill the box back up with eggs. Next, the eggs do the same routine, but more magically, more serenely, without the assistance of the hands. Menken also introduces a string and a feather duster into animated action, so that the eggs, one by one, seem to be coming directly out of the duster (objects infect objects). By the end, the eggs are magically back in their box... The event structure of Watts's work paralleled Menken's effort to create and event-based film. Watts was interested, as Menken had been in her earlier work as a painter, in how the performative and participatory could be activated. Another important level of aesthetic inquiry that Watts's own projects inspired in Menken was her own fascination with objects as items of fetish." -Melissa Ragona, from "Swing and Sway: Marie Menken's Filmic Events" in Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks, ed. Robin Blaetz, p. 37

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Flower Child (1967) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"... about a girl who photographs a young man in Central Park who sits in a tree and plays a pipe. He resents her photography and follows her home to get the film from her. They make love. Whilst he is asleep she develops the negative, but in the resulting print he is missing. Was he the god Pan?" -- Ken Gay, Films and Filming "... has much to do with nuance of the most ineffable kind: appearance as against behavior; oddities and crudities of expression, diction and composition in the service of a texture that's unpleasant or embarrassing one moment and elaborately touching the next, with the gap never bridged. The performers are Joy Bang ... and Frank Meyer, a bored cherub who could become a key ambivalent figure for modern films." -- James Stoller, The Village Voice Exhibition: Int'l Festival of Short Films, London, 1968

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sam Moore

Calamity Join (1967) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Otto Muehl

Zock--Exercises (1967) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"1. 'Das Ohr'-a human ear, stuck through cardboard, is poured over with food-stuffs. 2. 'Dolorosa'-a naked female body is continuously sprayed with red paint. 3. 'Kardinal'- a face is continuously slapped with food and paint. 4. 'Michaelangelo'- three naked human bodies are wallowing continuously as they are sprinkled with paint."- Progressive Art Productions

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Donald Nestingen

Goldfever (1967) 35mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

"Filmed on the Millbrook estate when Dr. Timothy Leary was heading a group of dedicated people researching potentials of human consciousness. A free form manifestation, creaded by Dr. Leary and his associates, of the relation between established society and the anti-establishment of today, played out by a mad gold prospector and some turned-on Indians." D.N.

35mm Rental: $50

Henry Niese

Big Rich Town (1967) color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

" A symbolic film about the Negro condition. With spirituals, pop and nonsense songs, and words of love and riots" H.N.

Rental: $20.00

Edward Owens

Tomorrow's Promise (1967) 16mm, color, 45 minutes min

"Edward Owens shows in "Tomorrow's Promise" a style pictorially so exciting that the next he must do is listen to my advice." -- Parker Tyler

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tom Palazzolo

America's In Real Trouble (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Tom Palazzolo's rapid-fire, seemingly spontaneous documentary style captures Chicago with pizazz. For more than ten years, Palazzolo has been delivering to us his captured visions -- body builders, senior citizens, erotic parlours, weddings, deli owners, and the like -- as if he had harnessed them in a cinematic butterfly net. "The love of events that bring people together, revealing at once the absurdities and tenderness of the human comedy, plus a sharp eye for Americana, characterize and permeate the Palazzolo films." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times AMERICA'S IN REAL TROUBLE is a patriotic film with music and sound by some of the great unknowns of the past. Lots of overtones, undercurrents, innuendoes, visual similes, counterpoints, puns and contrapuntal movement. Filmed in Chicago, it covers several years of parades and civic events. If you're not moved by this film there's no hope for you. "A stirring slice of raw Americana. I haven't been so moved since Leni Riefenstahl retired from showbiz." -- John Heinz Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY Exhibition: Invited to Commie Film Festival, Leipzig, East Germany

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

O (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"Fears and thrills... Part structure (the centerpoint): part improvisation." T.P. " Makes surprising beauty out of motion." Ernest Callenbach

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ringo

March on the Pentagon (1967) 16mm, black and white, 20.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"On October 21, 1967 over 100,000 people came to Washington D.C. to oppose the war in Vietnam. The rally assembled in front of washinton monument, then marched to the pentagon. There they were met by U.S. Troops, marshalls, tear gas, etc. At the time it was difficult to judge the impact of the demonstration, but most of the participants came away strongly affected by their experience. It was an important event in American history, but one badly covered by the press, who left it to the demonstrators themselves to write and film a record of the march. "

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stephen R. Sanders

It's Not a Ship, It's a Sail (1967) 16mm, color, 28.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Diary (1967) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

A film diary comprising of little projects too tender to exist with humility outside of this protective context, as well as little scrap pieces of projects and outtakes which never went anywhere but for some reason were too dear to throw out. A filmic junkbox of rusty tools and broken costume jewelry.

Rental: $call

Carolee Schneemann

Fuses (1967) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Filmed and edited by Schneemann; with herself, James Tenney and Kitch. "Pornography is an anti-emotional medium, in content and intent, and its lack of emotion renders it wholly ineffective for women. This absence of sensuality is so contrary to female eroticism that pornography becomes, in fact, anti-sexual. Schneemann's film, by contrast, is devastatingly erotic, transcending the surfaces of sex to communicate its true spirit, its meaning as an activity for herself and, quite accurately, women in general. Significantly, Schneemann conceives the film as shot through the eyes of her cat -- the impassive observer whose view of human sexuality is free of voyeurism and ignorant of morality. "In her attempt to reproduce the whole visual and tactile experience of lovemaking as a subjective phenomenon, Schneemann spent some three years marking on the film, baking it in the oven, even hanging it out the window during rainstorms on the off chance it might be struck by lightning. Much as human beings carry the physical traces of their experiences, so this film testifies to what it has been through and communicates the spirit of its maker. The red heat baked into the emulsion suffuses the film, a concrete emblem of erotic power." -- B. Ruby Rich, Chicago Art Institute Project at 18 fps.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Jon Sholle

Ojancanu, The Acrobat (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"OJANCANU is a film about how it must feel to be a film. As such, it purports to depict the process a film undergoes in deciding what it should be. The first step in this process, of course, is to derange the audience's perception. Accordingly, the film assays a number of stratagems: offering shifts from black and white to color, conductin gthe search for a point of view, and submitting alternate beginnings for the story which the audience demands. However, the audience, already assimilating and anticipating the film's evasions, succeeds in exerting its will. Whereupon the film accedes. And descends into narrative. "At first pleased, the audience soon discovers that the narrative had been stripped to its essentials, and reasons that it might therefore concern certain elemental questions-or nothing for certain. Feeling tricked, the audience chooses to disregard the film; instead, it examines the film-makers' adaptation of stream of consciousness (in botht he narrative and its frame) to the medium most suited to it. "Suddenly, though, the narrative and frame dovetail, and the audience is delighted to find it anticipated even that. And applauds. "At which point the film concludes it ought to end. And does."-Marleski

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Menakhem Shuval

Key, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"The story of a lost key looking for its master. Although the dialogue is in Hebrew, the visual character of the film overrides lingual barriers. One of the first Israeli independent films."-G.D.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Simons

Excerpts (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"A film for filmmakers. Against a constantly changing yet always unchanged visual background it raises questions of the deepest significance for those concerned with the nature of film as our most contemporary art form as well as our most powerful vehicle for social comment."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
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John Simons

It's Pleasure Time for You (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

"In tune with our favorite cigarette jingles we see why the dinosaur is extinct-the dim witted beasts would not read the fine print on the packs! It's IT'S PLEASURE TIME FOR YOU for a sobering view of history."-J.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Krishna Singh

Seductress and the Bride, The (1967) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"A symbolic drama dealing with a man's loneliness in a world of trivial realities, his search for an ideal and his destruction when his hope of finding one proves to be in vain. The film relies solely on the eloquence of the image and the music of Herbert Deutsch to tell its story. No spoken word is used. Jesse Levine, Mariana Falkman and Patricia Merlin play the leadin groles. Krishna Singh, who is an Indian film-maker living in New York, has made several notable documentaries for the United Nations."-K.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Bang, Head Go Bang Bang (1967) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michael Siporin

Reduction (1967) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jack Smith

I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo (1967-70s) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: Sound on CD. Restored by Jerry Tartaglia, 1997. "I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO, which stars Smith himself, takes its title from one of his live performances: I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground, staged in the early 1980s. Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DECARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity. It opens with the excerpt from No President originally called 'Marsh Gas of Flatulandia' -- several minutes of black and white footage of steam escaping from manholes segues to an interior scene of various creatures emerging from dry ice vapors - then shifts to show the filmmaker, clad in a leopard skin jump suit, attended by a nurse as he sits amidst the detritus of his duplex loft on Grand and Greene Street. "Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman Note: Sound on tape from the Jack Smith Record Collection (Jerry Tartaglia). Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery

16mm Rental: $120.00

Michael Snow

Wavelength (1967) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

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.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Michael Snow

Standard Time (1967) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan L. Soffin

Twenty to the Third Power (1967) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"this is my second report on what's happening in the new "narrative" cinema and the people in it. 'Soffin: After eight years as a professor, I found that the things I really wanted to get out had nothing to do with academic life so I got as smart as I was when I was 12 and started making pictures instead. 'Bergman: I still am 12, so I decided to turn in my law degree and start painting again, only this time with a camera.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barry Spinello

Opus I (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Waterfall (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A film poem using found film and stock footage altered by printing, home development and solarization. It is a film using visual relationships to invoke a feeling of flow and movement. Japanese Koto music. Exhibition: Smithsonian Institute; Women in Film, SUNY Buffalo; American Film Institute.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Man And His World (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Computer animation in four languages

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Panels for the Walls of the World (1967) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

An experiment in videotape control, an electric collage that mixes the images by way of electronic mattes, superimpositions, and other electronic means of integrating as many as eight separate images onto one screen. A film commissioned by CBS for TV, it is the first such attempt to examine the almost unlimited graphic and visual possibilities of videotape intermix.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 5: Free Fall (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Spherical Space No. 1 (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Man does not move in or reach for vanishing one-point perspective, he lives on a sphere spinning in orbit. This film is a metaphor of the change of perspective from the 19th century railroad man to 21st century spaceman. The nude dancer extends herself and moves through a bending landscape, sky, trees, earth seem to circumnavigate about her. The piece is danced by Elaine Summers.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

T. V. Interview (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Week Of The Angry Arts

For Life, Against The War (Selections) (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This film is composed of seventeen short films, made in response to an invitation from the Week of the Angry Arts. More than sixty film-makers responded to that invitation, with films from one to three minutes in length. The first compilation ran for three hours. The present film is composed of selections from the original version. Featuring Storm de Hirsch, John Hawkins, Stan Vanderbeek, Robert Breer, Dick Preston, Lee Savage, Nina Feinberg, Ron Finne, Hannah Weiner, Manfred Kirschheimer & Peter Eliscu, Robert Fiore, Fred Wellington, Lionel Martinez, Larry Jordan, Lloyd Williams, Leo Hurwitz & Peggy Lawson & Tom Hurwitz, Hilary Harris.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Harry Weisburd

Pentagon Protest (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Pentagon Protest is a documentary of the anti-Vietnam protest march in Washington,D. C., ending with protesters charging up to the Pentagon. The soundtrack consists entirely of a speech given by Comedian at that Time, Dick Gregory. The film is meant as an important record of a major event not covered and reported by the major news media including magazines, newspapers and tv journalism.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Harry Weisburd

Saturday 4/15/67 (1967) 16mm, black and white, 26.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Saturday 4/15/67 is a film about the FIRST MASSIVE PEACE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR. The major news media did not cover this march. No photos appeared in either newspapers or magazines and it was a non-event for tv news. I tried to convey in the film the experience of a marcher, with the sights and sounds of the beginning of the march at Central Park's Sheep's Meadon, down along 5 Avenue and ending at the U. N. plaza, with the sights and sounds of anti-protesters along the marching route. This film is meant to be a record of this first massive peace march which was not covered by any news media., on SATURDAY, 4/15/1967.

Rental: $40.00
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Joyce Wieland

Barbara's Blindness (1967) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"A collage film. We started out with a dull film about a little blind girl named Mary and ended up with something that made us get crazy." J.W.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Joyce Wieland

1933 (1967) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"The repeated images are such that they appear to be different every time; to be expanding. 1933 has a machine-mechanical-doll-rhythmic-like structure." -- Robert Cowan, Take One "1933. The year? The number? The title? Was it (the film) made then? It's a memory! (i. e., a Film). No, it's many memories. It's so sad and funny: the departed, departing people, cars, street! It hurries, it's gone, it's back! It's the only glimpse we have but we can have it again. The film (of 1933?) was made in 1967. You find out, if you didn't already know, how naming tints pure vision." -- Michael Snow

Rental: $20.00
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Joyce Wieland

Hand Tinting (1967) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"...is the apt title of another short film made from outcuts from a Job Corps documentary which features hand tinted sections. The film is full of small movements and actions, gestures begun and never completed. Repeated images, sometimes in color, sometimes not, A beautifully realized type of chamber-music film whose sum-total feeling is ritualistic." Robert Cowan, Take One

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Joyce Wieland

Sailboat (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This little sailboat film will sail right through your gate and into your heart. "SAILBOAT has the simplicity of a child's drawing. A toy-like image of a sailboat sails, without interruption on the water, to the sound of roaring waves, which seem to underline the image to the point of exaggeration, somewhat in the way a child might draw a picture of water and write word-sounds on it to make it as emphatic as possible. ... Joyce Wieland makes a very special kind of film. The same sense of humor, tenderness and feeling for the more humble details of life that is present in her paintings and plastic constructions are given further dimensions in her films. There is somewhat of a sense of sadness and nostalgia in all her work ... a sense of lost innocence." -- Robert Cowan, Take One "The word SAILBOAT is supered over the entire film. It's an innocent static referent for the artist's assisting of passing sailboats. 1933 used naming in another way. This led to her discovery of new possibilities for subtitles, used extraordinarily in RAT LIFE and extended to an even more uncompromising use in the supered meter-like permutations of REASON OVER PASSION. A day at the Beach, at the Sea, at the Sky and at the Sailboats." -- Michael Snow

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Line of Apogee (1967) 16mm, color & b/w, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Original electronic score by Vladamire Ussachevsky. My works are that of a person who fought the notion that he was gay because, in the time frame of the 50's 60's & 70's anything gay was perverted and evil LINE OF APOGEE is a dream chronicle of 48 minutes in color and black and white shot of 16 mm, with an original electronic score by Valdimir Ussachevshy. Ussachevsky was one of the founders of the form of electronic music at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Lab at Columbia University in New York City in the 1960s. It took the Grand Prize at the St. Lawrence Film Festival. 'An Extraordinary trip in Sensory Experience.' Wild colorful imagery probing a lifetime of a man's dreams' said Cue magazine 'A sumptuous color film... disturbing but visually beautiful psychological exploration utilizing surrealistic imagery' -- Dance Magazine.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

David Wise

Triple Spice (1967) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
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Jud Yalkut

Cinema Metaphysique No. 5 (1967) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. The entirety of CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. 5 takes places on the four sides of the 'unsafe' TV cut-off zone. "Safe Action Area: that portion of the image inside the camera aperture within which all significant action should take place for 'safe' reproduction on b&w and color home receivers." -- American Cinematographer Manual Selected for the 1972 Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Mike Getz' touring 'Underground Cinema 12' series. Prize Winner, the University of Kansas showing of the Ann Arbor Film Festival tour.

Rental: $20.00
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Jud Yalkut

Kusama's Self-Obliteration (1967) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

A film exploration of the work and aesthetic concepts of Yayoi Kusama, painter, sculptor, and environmentalist, conceived in terms of an intense emotional experience with metaphysical overtones, an extension of my ultimate interest in a total fusion of the arts in a spirit of mutual collaboration. "The obsessive act of covering (destruction of boundaries-identities) gradually equivalent to the ritual of uncovering (Striping away of ego); individual self, destroyed in mask/parody/clustering, is transcended. Mandalic (magic circle meditational form used to concentrate attention to a spiraling in/to a point through which new, expanded awareness is possible. The techniques of superimposition, a mere gimmick in most films, is an apt formal analogue for the dissolution of discreteness, for the meshing-merging of identities in the last orgiastic section of SELF-OBLIERATION -- we are confronted with an atomistic collection of figures interacting but one emergent, undulating Meat-Cloud-Being." -- Paul Sharits. "A mysteriously innocent film." -- P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture. "Yayoi Kusama, a crazy Japanese chick, puts dots on the whole world. Dots move in psychedelia which moves into orgy. Smooth transition." -- Robert Nelson, Canyon Cinemanews. For sale is a DVD is signed limited edition.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Takahiko Iimura

Experiments in New York (1967-1984) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

New York Scenes, 1967, 10min. color & b/w New York Hot Springs, 1984, 11min. b/w Talking in New York, 1981, 8min. b/w (Collection of The Donnel Library, New York City) The first, "New York Scenes," 1967, is sketches of certain scenes and portraits of the filmmaker's friends and other people. It is divided into five "chapters" including, a famous filmmaker, Jack Smith with his film "Flaming Creatures." The film is made with one scene per chapter, and the chapters are "Linda with a lens," "Jack Smith with his film "Flaming Creatures," "Fire hydrants on Broadway," "Akiko on the roof," and "A Hippy in the Central Park." The second film, "New York Hot Springs," 1984, was made with the steam coming out of manholes, a typical scene in the winter on the streets of New York,which reminded him of the Japanese hot springs in volcanic mountains. Consisting of shots of various steam at 10 locations in the city, the film is edited with each shot (5 seconds) in successive order and is rotated 10 times. A kind of Structural Film you might say. Since the form of the steam changes every moment, you are looking at new steam even at the same location. The third film, "Talking in New York," 1981, is a kind of first person cinema where iimura is the cameraman as well as the actor. Acting like a total stranger in the city who does not speak or hear the language, he walks with a camera to such sight-seeing spots as Times Square,and the top of the Empire State building, etc., only listening to himself speaking the words: "I hear myself at the same time that I speak" in two languages: Japanese and English.The words are a quotation from the book by Jacques Derrida, French philosopher, which he calls "phenomenological essence." (T.I)

Rental: $50.00
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Week Of The Angry Arts

For Life Against the War (the complete version) (1967) 16mm, color and b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political_social activism

Includes 49 of the sixty-plus films of the original version. Among the film-makers whose work appears in thsi film but not in the reduced version described below are Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas and USCO. Was first screened in NYC on January 30th, 1967. This was part of the Week of the Angry Arts in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Carolee Schneemann

Fuses- Newly Restored Version with Added Footage (1967) 16mm, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

New restoration of the original 16mm collaged print - May 2007. Part of "Autobiographical Trilogy". Filming begun in 1964. This self- shot erotic film remains a controversial classic. With awards at Cannes (1968), the Yale Film Festival (1992) and showings at museums and Universities internationally, Fuses has nevertheless encountered censorship over the years. "[A]notorious masterpiece, a silent celebration in color of heterosexual love making, the film unifies erotic energies within a domestic environment through cutting, super- imposition and layering of abstract impressions scratched into the celluloid itself... Fuses succeeds perhaps more than any other film in objectifying the sexual streamings of the body's mind" - The Guardian

Rental: $$95.00
16mm Rental: $$95.00

Takahiko Iimura

Writing With Light: White Calligraphy (1967-2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: "White Calligraphy, Re-Read", "Performance 1: White Calligraphy", "Performance 2: White Calligraphy". "In White Calligraphy, Re-Read, Takahiko Iimura returns to his early work. White Calligraphy which he originally made in 1967 by scratching characters from 'Kojiki', an early Japanese text, into the frames of 16mm black leader. In this re-reading of the illegible work the film is slowed down and briefly arrested at random using digital processing while suddenly legible words are voiced by the artist in an accompanying soundtrack. Part translation (not only between Japanese and English but between media languages) part abstract interplay of picture sound and word." -- Dr. Duncan White (University of Arts London.)

Rental: $70.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I (1967-1971) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

NEW RESTORED PRINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Tom Chomont

Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II (1967-1969) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, hand-processed, queer_bi_trans

Fresh-from-the-lab prints of these Tom Chomont titles: JABBOK -- The story of Jacob wrestling the angel at the stream called Jabbok. PHASES OF THE MOON: THE PARAPSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE -- "I usually avoid the term 'film poem', because it was overused in the '40s and '50s. But somehow it fits, PHASES OF THE MOON; it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy." (Jonas Mekas). OBLIVION -- A luminous erotic portrait of a young neighbourhood hustler.

16mm Rental: $55.00

Jack Smith

Jungle Island (1967) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

AKA Reefers of Technicolor Island. Note: Sound on CD. A tropical island fantasy featuring Mario Montez. Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $80.00

Jack Smith

No President (1967-70) 16mm, b/w, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. Smith's third feature film was originally titled "The Kidnapping of Wendell Willkie by the Love Bandit," in reaction to the 1968 Presidential Campaign. Willkie was a liberal Republican who ran against FDR in the 1940's. It mixes B&W footage of Smith's creatures with old campaign footage of Willkie. The climax of the work appears to be the "auctioning" of the presidential candidate at the convention. Brand new distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $200.00

Adolfas Mekas

Interview with the Ambassador from Lapland, An (1967) DVD_NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: comedy, found footage

Adolfas starred in, directed, and edited this Vietnam comedy, produced by Pola Chapelle and shot by Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Edward Owens

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) 16mm, digital file, Color, 6 mins. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Remembrance: A Portrait Study 1967, 16mm, 6 mins The music is by Marilyn Monroe singing Running Wild from Some Like It Hot, because it is a film portrait of Nettie Thomas. She did floors in white womens homes, like black women did to support their families in the olden days. My mother is sitting in a wicker chair with an ostrich feather boa, a grey worsted wool skirt, a silk belt. For her portrait, I used All Cried Out by Dusty Springfield...I was advised by Gregory Markopoulos not to play the music. Because Gregory did not think it was proper. - Edward Owens

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $ 150.00 Digital file

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