Jerry Abrams

Eyetoon (1968) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"The sea, tranquil and violent, is the ultimate symbol for Jerry Abrams' EYETOON and the ultimate equivalent to making love -- his concern in this short and visually dazzling film. Abrams contrasts the rushing faces of New York and a highway juggernaut with the peaceful joining of bodies in a Gjon Mili-like stroboscopic sequence -- always with a burbling, flashing maelstrom of emotions underlying and double-exposing with the bodies. It is visually lovely, technically first-rate and impossible to ignore. The graphic sex is economically handled." -- John L. Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle "The film EYETOON would seem to be the perfect synthesis of the metaphysical, spiritual and sexual feelings of a sensitive experimental filmmaker." -- Reverend Earl Shagley

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Abrams

Lotus Wing (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Political / Social Activism

The world is recommitting sexual-political suicide by daily insertion of missile-cocks into self-orifices. Complete with ejaculatory delusions, military erections, and the animated virility of Krazy Kat. LOTUS WING spends USA over us all as our lives are spent wiping up the remains of our self-destruct. Probably my last film in this genre.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Abrams

Mainstream (1968) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The infinite span of a thought is transformed into spatial-temporal intersects -- to become and become and become and never more or less -- MAINSTREAM is a fresh dip into oblivion -- a confused taste of love -- an expanded glimpse into a micro-moment -- a sliver of mind's motion becoming.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Abramson

Girl On a Landscape (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Title Photograph: John Huston. "The neurotic flight of a beautiful unwed coed who fears she is pregnant." "Hibbard's score is magnificent, brilliant! The best for any film... commercial or otherwise." -- Charles Dodge GIRL ON A LANDSCAPE captures that state of mind of the neurotic, alienated, coed with great perception and honesty." - Paul Penningroth, psychiatrist.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dan Agnew

Doppler Effect: Version II (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

DOPPLER EFFECT began as a severe condensation of my own stock footage in 1967. Version I (12 min.) is unprintable, due to the wide variation of film stocks and sound levels. The original sound track was composed by Duane Hitchings in the Fall of 1967 on the Moog Synthesizer at Pennsylvania Musical Academy. Doppler is basically (a+b+c) with variations and a time interval of 30-1/8 sec. This expansion breaks into a, b, c combinations with arbitrary yet consistent designation. Also you may note the abstract visuals are match-cut so that they appear to move in continuous kinetic flow. This technique has been fully developed in DOPPLER EFFECT, Version III, my completed match to the chorus of 'Hey, Jude.' (Unfortunately, the verses are matched to original 8mm, which makes projection a bit difficult). It is a subjective thought piece which really does not lend itself to any description, other than the fact it works damn well when one is stoned.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Steven Arnold

Elements, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"THE ELEMENTS depicts personifications of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, in metaphor. The bodies of each blending in movement. "... the film's most outstanding quality is its rich delineation in terms of what can be called traditionally fine photographic technique." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Massimo Bacigalupo

200 Feet For March 31st (1968) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"The aspect of the word,/ as somebody said,/ sound/ the word is sound much more than anything else/ and this , you see how true this is/ of the visual sound also, the optical impact of the text, seen at different speeds, the different color of the paper, the different type in conjunction with what comes to mind, at (as it is) random/ AGAINST THAT POSSIBLE SPRINGTIME/ the full openness/ for the sake of a complete experience seeing THE CANTOS, in bold face; then CUMMINGS, the UPANISHAD; and the impressionistic view that brings associations springing from a simple word remembered by chance, or a line, or a poet's name you discover what is the word/& where it is living/ the context, going far beyond its or the neighboring words' meaning when what went unnoticed before shows its bright relevance, here. Let us not talk about the structure of the film here (the six Upanishads following each other in alternation with what is both different and related-- the word of others). Let us not talk of how and to whom homage was paid, Let us talk of this:/ THE DISCOVERY OF THE WORD/ it is surely something to S E E..." --Andeas Weiland

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Massimo Bacigalupo

Diptych: 200 Feet for March 31st / V. (for Versus) (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

See descriptions for "200 Feet for March 31st" and "V. (for Versus)"

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Massimo Bacigalupo

V. (For Versus) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Should be as clearly as is possible a filmic expression of a series of impossibilities proceeding from the fundamentally unknown relationship between our action and the world pre-existing to it. The tale moves, on varying levels, around the contemplation of this ontological crisis, from tension to indifference and further, death, the medium (film) withering, it is in darkness that the animal moves... the setting: the Mount of Olives.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Bruce Baillie

Six Rolls; 14/41/43/36/47/52: Quick Billy (1968-69) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

[See Note With QUICK BILLY: *Included at no additional rental charge, IF REQUESTED, 6 uncut camera rolls to be shown before or following QUICK BILLY. Numbered 14, 41, 43, 46, 47, and 52 totaling 16 min., col., silent [24 fps], these are uncut archival materials.] The film was conceived for viewing with a single projector, allowing the natural pauses between reels. Cans are labeled Parts I, II, III and IV , intended to be shown in this order. The "rolls" took the form of a correspondece, or theater, between their author and Stan Brakhage, in the winter of 1968-69 and were shown at the at the M.I.T. Film Society by Fred Camper shortly after that time, along with written correspondence by both filmmakers. As poetic cinema this film's significance to the world is perhaps in its narration of a singular phenomena of our time, implicitly revealing those ancient "rules" of transit evolved over centuries; e.g.; the Bardo Thodol, Dante Alighieri's own discoveries in the time of the 14th Century Europe, etc., whether taken literally or allegorically, or perhaps applied to modern psychology.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jaime Barrios

Film Club (1968) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

The growing excitement of a group of Puerto Rican teenagers at a storefront film workshop on New York's Lower East Side, creating their own films and showing them in the streets to young people throughout New York City. The interesting relationship between these filmmakers and their supporting social service institutions and personnel an the television media; plus details of the production of the first Puerto Rican Western, THE REVENGE.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jaime Barrios

Hommage To Nicanor Parra (1968) 16mm, black and white, 44.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

In Spanish, no subtitles. An intimate portrait of the South American poet Nicanor Parra, reading his poetry and talking with friends. Made during Parra's visit to the YMHA Poetry Center in New York. "... a series of punches to the solar plexus -- physical, moral, audio and visual -- of the audience." The Sunday Magazine, Santiago, Chile.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Scott Bartlett

Offon Re-Released (1968) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Experimental

An acknowledged classic in experimental film, OFFON is a dynamic abstract display of virtuoso film and video techniques used directly and poetically to evoke a visceral awareness of fundamental realities below the surface of normal perception. "The language of OFFON is evocation. We gaze at these iconic forms hypnotically, much the same as we are drawn to fire or water, because they make us aware of fundamental realities below the surface of normal perception." -- Gene Youngblood "OFFON is so striking a work, so obviously a landmark, that it has been acquired by virtually every major film art collection in America, from the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian Institute." -- Sheldon Renan, Curator, Pacific Film Archive ... a perfect, magical fusion of non-verbal communication and advanced technological filmmaking... Indeterminacy, the union of opposites, the cosmic, the expansion of consciousness, the going beyond rationalism; all these are intimated purely visually, almost subliminally, to those willing to see -- Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art New York Film Festival;

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Scott Bartlett

Trip to the Moon., A (1968) 16mm, black and white, 32.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

There have been many films created by computer and electronic manipulation. The human element -- Identifiable people expressing recognizable thought -- is a welcome surprise in a trip to the moon. Seven young men, each of them involved in one of the arts (Carlo Ceniveros, Gene Schoefeld, Micheal Hollingstead, Jin Arender, Scott Barlett, Edward Bear, Iver Flom) talk for the greater part of the film. They are involved in a discussion of mystical processes important to them: astrology and the I Ching. But their conversation is edited so that ultimately the discussion becomes a mantra, evolving around the nature of these men and the mysteries of their universe. -- Miss Peachum

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dana Bisbee

Search (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Part one of a trilogy. Film concerns alienation among peoples caused by "thingness" and the inertia -- the continuing to act -- that drives people further and further apart. Eventually, the girl loses all sense of searching and becomes one with the "machine" that instigates the action.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Les Blank

God Respects Us When We Work But He Loves Us When We Dance (1968) 16mm, color, 20.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

An original rock music score accentuates this film panorama of the action and more meditative moments occurring at Los Angeles' memorable 1967 Easter Sunday Love-in. Earmarks of the alternative culture, like open use of drugs, meditation, free expression of love and affection are revealed in this colorful and candid record of a social phenomenon.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Bloedow

Baby Show (1968) 16mm, color, 7.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

An attempt to see what might be made of a home movie.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Abbe Borov

Let It Shine (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Theatrical Only. Non-Theatrical Source: Films Inc. On a cold, rainy November morning, a bus leaves New York City carrying a diverse group of people to the Washington Peace March. This cinema-verite film focuses on these individuals; their unique personalities, their emotions and conflicts, united in their opposition to the cruel war of Viet Nam. The cinema-verite camera captures the sights and sounds of this march through the eyes of these individuals. LET IT SHINE is the story of that one day when 50,000 Americans raised a dramatic voice for Peace.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Stan Brakhage

Horseman, The Woman And The Moth, The (1968) 16mm, color, 19.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A long myth drawn directly onto the film's surface, which is painted, dyed, treated so that it will grow controlled crystals and mold-as-textures of the figures and forms of the drama -- some images stamped thru melted wax crayon techniques, some images actual objects (such as moth wings) collaged directly on the celluloid ... so that the protagonists of this myth (as listed in the title) weave thru crystalline structures and organic jungles of the colorful world of hypnagogic vision -- edited into "themes and variation" that tell "a thousand and one" stories while, at the same time, evoking Baroque music ... the primary musical inspiration being the harpsichord sonatas of Dominico Scarlatti.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

My Mountain: Song 27 (1968) 16mm, color, 24.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

John Broderick

Four Screen T. V. Film (1968) Regular 8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

$45 Combo Rate With Laughing Gas (Q. V.) A funny psychedelic dream film recorded off a home television set. Fast paced kaleidoscopic collage featuring: Vietnam War news-clips, silly nightmarish advertisements, sports, experimental film. campy melodramas, horror films, the space programs, explosions, the Pope, 'violent cartoons, the GOP Truth squad, an elephant on water skis... and more!

Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $30.00

David Brooks

Eel Creek (1968) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family

Father and his sons fishing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Brooks

Wind is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea, The (1968) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

Existential poetic narrative.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

James Broughton

Bed, The (1968) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Camera, Bill Desloge; Music, Warner Jepson. "One of the most lyrically erotic of independent films, THE BED is a merry allegory which celebrates impudently and imaginatively just about everything that could happen in bed (and some things that couldn't) - birth, young love, loneliness, dreams and death, amid all sorts of hanky-panky from fetishism to plain old lechery." -- LA Free Press "Broughton's finest film by far. It exists in a state of play fully realized." -- Stan Brakhage Awards: Oberhausen Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Yale Film Festival; Foothill College Film Festival.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Crystal Snow (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

One soft morning in West Philadelphia, the run down streets are covered with snow ... Music performed live by Norman Fauntleroy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Money (1968) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

A silent screen-type comedy starring Edwin Denby as Hemlock Stinge. "It deals with old Mr. Stinge, the unlovable billionaire, and many other characters, rich and poor. It shows the luxury and degradation of New York City and the simple fresh air of Maine. The story can't resist slowing up to look at a girl; it skips a few logical links when it gets too complicated. It is being told by a hard-drinking farmer to his son to inspire him to become a billionaire too. The photography is masterful and draws no attention to itself. The text by Joe Brainard, ditto. The documentary sequences show people and buildings on the kind of real life day when you keep finding comedy wherever you look. Special to Burckhardt is the light touch. The jokes -- small touching ones, others outright gags -- are left unexploited and unexplained. The characters are all pretty bad, money is the root of all evil, and they ought not to enjoy themselves but they do anyway. The film is clearly unpretentious, free-wheeling and imaginative." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

QWRTPX? (1968) VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

The routine existence of an anonymous man. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Ouzualdo R. Candeias

Margin: A Margem, The (1968) 16mm, color, 65.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Filmed in Brazil. A MARGEM is the strange story (more or less) about two love stories... the film intends to show what happened to four people with no importance which, gave so much importance to love that they come to die for it... one day a colossal white barge appeared gliding on the serene and dirty waters of the Tiete river, bringing an unusual woman, a strange and beautiful woman. Four people were marked... the beautiful and unusual woman disappears as well as her white barge... without explanation. Since that day, the life of those people take different ways, i. e., their empty routine comes to an end. Among the four, comes to be, profound affection... loving and, maybe, suffering, they go on together. Some day the woman with her big barge, appears again at the border of the same river, stopping at the same place... one by one the four persons have died loving... or died for having loved too much... t he colossal canoe receives them in its white bulge and, led by the beautiful and strange woman, sails quiet and silently with its prow turned toward any or some other dimension in time... space or beyond.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Tom Chomont

Epilog/Siam (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Two Portraits

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Phases of The Moon (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem", because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. 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, Village Voice, October, 1973 "Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains--on my two viewings, anyway -- obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ira Cohen

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda, The (1968) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A classic underground film made in 1968, it is divided into three parts, the Opium Dream, Shaman, & Heavenly Blue Mylar Pavilions. A unique film by the originator of mylar photography "Combines Kabuki and Dr. Strange in the mythical realm and alchemical journey by an arcane master"--Julian Beck from Life Magazine's special end of the decade issue

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Robert Cowan

Jangleflex (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Music

An abstract, rhythmically cut film with various images of women, some of whom are dancers. The sound track, which is semi-electronic, is composed and played by Cowan. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rememberance and Goodbye (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal melancholia concerning the death of my mother with my own personal memor images of school, home, lost first love and fears of my own obliteration. Made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Rockflow (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Parts of this film were shot for a mixed media show at the 'Electric Circus' in New York, and were later expanded and re-edited into the present form. A semi-documentary that gradually expands to a pure sight and sound experience. Music by Chambers Brothers. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Fulton Street (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

A day at the Fulton Street Fish Market in New York City. The noise and unceasing movement of trucks, hand carts, and workers. Filleting, weighing, crating, and the icing the fish in the wholesale fish houses. The winding down of the hectic pace of the market as it eventually dies. Only piles of rubbish, wooden crates, and a few seagulls punctuate the silence. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Grover Dale

Double Sunday (1968) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Simultaneously exposs the viewer to two separate Sundays in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Barry. One, visually; the other, audibly. The one you see is reality. The one you hear is Mr. Barry's romantic recollection of the previous Sunday he spent with Mrs. Barry. --G. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Third Eye Butterfly (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

For dual-projection.

Where is the light coming from? The flavor of the colors are succulent to the long vision in the soul. How can dust cover the arrows of light? How can darkness favor oblivion in the face of light? The variations of soul-touch exist in the auras of illumination. The Great Eye dominates. --S. D. H.

"The 70mm-like effect of THIRDE EYE BUTTERFLY encourages the mind to work as a third eye by fusing the two side-by-side screens into a third meaning, just as Eisenstein caused the meanings of two juxtaposed shots to result in a third implied meaning." -Casey Charness, Columbia University

THIRD EYE BUTTERFLY requires DOUBLE SCREEN projection, i.e., Reel #1 and Reel #2 are to be projected simultaneously on two separate projectors with one screen area directly adjacent to the other. Reel #1 is to be projected on the LEFT screen; Reel #2 on the RIGHT. Synchronized start marks are indicated by a punch hole on the leader of each reel. BE SURE TO OBSERVE THIS SYNCHRONIZATION! Sound must be open on one projector only during projection (Reel #1).

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Storm De Hirsch

Trap Dance (1968) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

An Angry Arts "protestfilm" with black and white visuals. --S. D. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Dewitt

Leap, The (1968) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

"THE LEAP is impressive for its mixture of pure video space with representational filmic space. Thus an ordinary man seems to interact physically with videographic apparitions, moving in and out of different time space realities, fluctuating between the physical and metaphysical with each stride of his leap toward freedom." -- Gene Youngblood "... a vividly visual abstraction set to electronic music (by Man Meyer) which commits chaos and absurdity to a sense of resolution ... a highly deserving prize winner." -- Norman K. Dorn The escape from the confines of the past by a release of inner energy.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Artfilm (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

ARTFILM is condensed new art. Equal time of 1/12th of a second is given to art objects animated in living black and white. Patterns are created as shapes change into one another. The music has an effect on the images seen. It is fun to blink at. Aldo Ciccolini plays Erik Satie on the concert Grand. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Custom Machine/Be True To Your School (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

CUSTOM MACHINE -- A Collage film made in an afternoon - an insight into where we are - or where I was that afternoon. Planes fly. The Beach Boys play. BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL--Our flag--our team--ourplanes--our ships--Us! Us! Us!--J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Mince Meet (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated film of tiny images made of halftone and hard edges on rough and and smooth paper. They expand and compress, push each other, censor themselves, move, open, and leave an ominous feeling. Genuine home-made academy leader begins and ends this film. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Sacrifice (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An animated Miss America. It strips away the false facade to show the real facade. You'll see faces cut in half, ocean liners, a car, mannequins and marbles, a cow, a guy in pajamas, loose eyes, and 24 frames a second. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

She's The One (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

An animated girlie-whirlie of unknown proportions. Faces move through. A man walks out in the middle. The Chartbusters sing and play the sound. Fun with no apparent redeeming social value. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Irene Duga

Pesca Pisca (1968) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Animated and live. A sensual film of continuous orgasm of pulsating color and image. --I. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #2 (1968) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

.... a part of a memory. --s. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Finne

Das Ballett (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

As part of a one-time-only, four-hour theatre event in 1968 for a packed, enthusiastic audience, five dancers (three women and two men) danced their hearts out for our pleasure and maybe their own. In this film the underwear-and-tutu-clad performers rehearse and recreate their triumph.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Finne

Demonstration Movie (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A companion film to DAS BALLETT. Noted lecturer, Eugene M. Wank, instructs us using a folding chair as a metaphor for life's choices. In this theatre event he shows the audience how to turn their chairs so that instead of facing front, facing the screen, they change to face each other across an aisle in which the innocent, funky ballet will be performed. But his instructions are from the 1950s and the audience discovers that the film chair folds opposite from theirs. He doesn't know this; he just tries to give young people good advice.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Fiondella

(Untitled) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Morgan Fisher

Director and His Actor Look at Footage Showing Preparations for an Unmade Film, The (1968) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"After an initial shot which shows them checking the projector and testing the sound level, the director and his actor look at four sections of exactly organized film that document preliminary work for a film that (it is evident) they do not intend to make. The first section shows them taking stills for a photographic storyboard; the projected film depicts someone in the act of taking photographs. The second section shows the director developing the negatives that he and the actor took. The third section shows the director examining his photographs, then arranging them in the storyboard in the order he took them in; the photographs are then consecutively shown in close-up. The fourth section shows the actor examining his photographs, then arranging them in the same order he took them in; the photographs are then consecutively shown in close-up." --M. F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Morgan Fisher

Phi Phenomenon (1968) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"A single static close-up, bilaterally symmetrical about both axes, shows an ordinary electric classroom clock without a second hand running in regular fashion." --M. F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Hollis Frampton

Maxwell's Demon (1968) 16mm, color, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

Homage to the physicist, James Clerk-Maxwell, father of thermodynamics and analytic color theory, whom I have admired. His famous Demon, mythic and microscopic as Spirochaeta pallida, is a perfectly imaginary being who deals entirely in pure energy.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hollis Frampton

Process Red (1968) 16mm, color, 3.30 min

Keywords: Science & Medicine

A first attempt to approximate more than one visual modality in a single brief work. Sightings from the retina, optic nerve, cortex. With this small film, I felt that I had got the bit in my teeth.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Snowblind (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Homage to Michael Snow's environmental sculpture 'Blind.' The film proposes analogies, in imitation of 3 historic montage styles, for three perceptual modes mimed by that work.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Surface Tension (1968) 16mm, color, 10.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

"The influence of minimal art (rather the aesthetic of minimal art) on the avant-garde cinema is very great. Most of the important young filmmakers, especially on the East Coast, might be considered minimalists. Certainly Hollis Frampton's SURFACE TENSION is from that milieu. The film itself has three parts: a comic static shot emphasizing the passage of time; a fast motion tour through a city with fractured German commentary; and a slow seascape with fish floating midscreen. In this last section phrases translated from the German commentary are printed over the image. Of all the films seen in this festival, SURFACE TENSION is technically and spiritually the newest." - P. Adams Sitney, Program note, Maryland, 1969.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mordi Gerstein

Room, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The film depicts the memories of a room. As the camera holds on this unchanging environment, the occupants, spanning several generations, appear and disappear in vignettes of their lives. The people come and go--'the room' remains the same. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mark Goodman

Flowers (1968) Regular 8mm, color, 4.5 min

I made FLOWERS during the summer of 1968. The film consists of shots of flowers growing outside of my house. It became very personal and remained unexhibited for many months. It has an innocent quality which only a first work can have.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Grape Dealer's Daughter, The (1968) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 72.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $150.00

Leonard M. Henny

Black Power-We're Goin Survive America (1968) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Produced by Leonard M. Henny in cooperation with the Black Panther Party and American Documentary Films. Camera by Steven Lighthill and Leonard Henny. Editing by Kees Hin. Speech by Stokely Carmichael. Dancing by Uzozi Aroho Dancers and Company, Birth of Soul Dancers. Portrait of the struggle for black liberation, the African heritage of American blacks, the need to form a Black United Front in order to survive the threats of white racism in America and in the world today. The speech by Stokely Carmichael was given at the occasion of the merger between the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, February 1968. The merger took place on the birthday of Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party, who was jailed for allegedly having killed a policeman. The speech ends with the famous: "Huey Newton will be set free, or else ...."

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Dick Higgins

Scenario (1968) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

The scenario for what might have been quite a beautiful films is projected as a text. In between the blocks of text, two small girls romp, as if from another movie altogether. --D. H.

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Jerome Hill

Canaries, The (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A lesson in love-making. Handpainted animation on film. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Will Hindle

Chinese Firedrill (1968) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

"The year's best short film, Hindle's CHINESE FIREDRILL is dazzling and sympathetic. By itself, the film demonstrates the importance of independent filmmaking and makes this a movie year to remember." - National Review "Will Hindle's work is an experience, whatever else you want to call it, revealing a nearly perfect camera eye." -- New Haven Register "CHINESE FIREDRILL is an intellectually demanding film, but is essentially an overwhelming, disturbing unique emotional experience. I can't tell you how beautiful it is." -- R. Corliss, Film Quarterly Hindle's prize-laden work of cataclysmic visual and mental schisms stands as one-of-a-kind. Human universals crammed into a moment (infinity?) in one small enclosure (the universe?). The identifying viewer will judge.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Summer, Happenings, U. S. A. (1968) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

I lived in the East village of New York in the mid sixties, a high time of the hippie movement. I had been involved myself in the environment of the subculture and the political climate of the time and worked with the camera and tape recorder almost everyday. The result is a political/social collage of the time: Vietnam war, black riots on the TV screen, the anti-war movement, hippies sit-in, homeless people on the street. These images are juxtaposed and interwoven with the sounds of TV war reports, black power agitation, antiwar slogans, Hare Krishna chanting, and dog howling. The repeated phrase of a popular song is heard: "There is something going on, and you don't know what it is, Mr Jones." Shot with out-dated army supply raw stock, which often has uneven quality, and developed by myself, who failed to properly handle the stock, and I got 'strange' effects such as overexposed night scenes turned into day scenes. An experimental processing. One of the few politically motivated films I have ever made. "Seeing the film, one should imagine how Iimura himself has been liberated in a foreign country. Of course, the liberation was spiritual as well as phisical. For him at that time the rule and the convention of the established movie seemed too strict and boring. Right! Iimura is singing a kind of freedom in this film." -- Kenji Harada, On Takahiko iimura, Kore ga Eigada(This is Movie)

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Ken Jacobs

Soft Rain (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Three identical prints of a single 100 ft. fixed-camera take are shwon from beginning to end-roll light-flare, with a few feet of blackness preceding/bridging/following the rolls. View from the above is of a partially snow-covered low flat rooftop receding between the brick walls of two much taller downtown N. Y. loft buildings. A slightly tilted rectangular shape left of the center of the composition is the section of rain-wet Reade Street visible to us over the low rooftop. Distant trucks, cars, persons carrying packages, umbrellas sluggishly pass across this little stage-like area. A fine rain-mist is confused, visually, with the color emulsion grain. A large black rectangle following up and filing to space above the stage-area is seen as both an unlikely abyss extending in deep space behind the stage or more properly, as a two dimensional plane suspended far forward of the entire snow/rain scene. Though it clearly if slightly overlaps the two receding loft building walls the mind, while knowing better, insists on presuming it to be overlapped by them. (At one point the black plane even trembles). So this mental tugging takes place throughout. The contradiction of 2D reality versus 3D implication is asuminglyand mysteriously explicit. Filmed at 24 f. p. s. but projected at 16 the street activity is perceptively slowed down. It's become a somewhat heavy laboring. The loop repetition (the series hopefully will intrigue you to further run-throughs) automatically imparts a steadily growing rhythmic sense of the street-activities. Anticipation for familiar movement-complexes builds, and as all smaller complexities join up in our knowledge of the whole the purely accidental counter-passings of people and vehicles becomes satisfyingly cogent, seems rhythmically structured and of a piece. Becomes choreography. --K. J.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Michael Jacobson

No Title (1968) 16mm, color, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

"A non-photographic hand scratched and colored film of shapes rapidly growing out of and shrinking into a central point. Color positive, negative and superimposition. Like cosmic and organic processes, and like the arising of images in the mind."--M.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kardish

Slow Run (1968) 16mm, black and white, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

"... I was amazed to see how good a film it was... I would have to see it once more to write about SLOW RUN with any intelligence. One thing about it is that it puts to test one tempting idea, which many filmmakers had, but never tried: to let the images run their own way, and the soundtrack its own--and then put the two together. It has been tried, here and there, in a small way, accidentally--but Kardish did it in a big, sweeping way, consciously, as a formal, aesthetic principle of the film. And it works. Maybe because of the subject, which is New York: New York swallows everything without trace... He just rattles, he lets his mind and tongue loose, and it makes one of the best such rambling soundtracks. I think it's the most successful since PULL MY DAISY. One could call it a diary film, perhaps. Or an extended short story. I don't know what it is. There is not plot in the old-fashioned way--there is only LK and New York... The whole thing is very casual, unpretentious, and you could say, having nothing to do with cinema. But it is. You sit, you relax, you watch, you listen, you go with it (is LK a 'lyrical realist'?)--and that's how it goes with all real, breathing (and breeding) things..." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, 10/10/1968

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Kurt Kren

17/68: Green-Red (1968) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Meditation on green and red bottles.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kurt Kren

18/68: Venecia Kaputt (1968) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

"In 1968, Kren made VENECIA KAPUTT, which lasts only six seconds, and utilizes scratching on film to erase an image of Venice." -- Malcolm Le Grice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Kuchar

Encyclopedia of the Blessed (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BLESSED culminates my involvement with artist Red Grooms and Mimi Gross. It is a diary of our work as we head for the Pacific Ocean in a suicidal plunge for theatrical infamy. The film traces the construction of two craven images made in the likeness of myself by Grooms and Gross. Then it switches to the sandhills of Nebraska where fat cattle walk around. There the film explores Grooms' biggest construction, "The Chicago Installation." The film rolls relentlessly onward to the West Coast showing, for the first time on any screen, a theatrical production we three put in the University of California. It marks my directorial debut on the stage and Red Grooms' comeback after ten years of exile from live theatre.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

George Kuchar

House of the White People (1968) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Having nothing to do with racial tensions, HOUSE OF THE WHITE PEOPLE is actually a chunk of film removed from a bigger chunk called UNSTRAP ME. It is a documentation of George Segal creating the basic elements for one of his statues preceded by rare glimpses into his own private museum. Donna Kerness serves as his live model. Walter Gutman sits on a chair and walks around a bit, being that he produced the film. Helen Segal, personifying the ageless saying, "behind every man there stands a woman," stands behind her man and also stands in front of him occasionally. The film is a unique invitation to view the hidden rituals of a famous artist and his infamous model, half naked, snowbound together on a lonely farm, with a silent wife and a notorious guest.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

George Kuchar

Knocturne (1968) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Joyce Wieland, Frank Meyer and Bocko. The rising moon is the main theme in this short movie of three people and an animal going about their nocturnal rituals. This movie is evidently part three of my trilogy that started with HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED and ECLIPSE OF THE SUN VIRGIN. It evidently is, since part three never really came out. This seems to look like it could be part three.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Unstrap Me (1968) 16mm, color, 78.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced by Walter Gutman. Starring Walter Gutman and a lot of women with a few elephants. This film is my longest movie in color because someone else produced it. It has a lot of scenery and the soundtrack has a lot of sound. I went to Cape Cod, New Jersey and Florida and got drunk in most of those places because Walter drinks a lot and I had nothing else to do between shooting. The drunkenness did not affect my shooting but many people think that it did.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Michael Kuchar

Variations (1968) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Green spills over purple ridges and into deep cut valleys. Blue surges up from rounds and hollows, blending with incandescent pink plains, revealing what seems to be the outline of the human face. Scribble spins on blue space in abstract, erratic lines, gaining in momentum and mass to form a coherent link to something recognizable. Crude, bold, darting lines. Black and white scribble. A lace work of electric sparks. These are some of the variations encountered in Kuchar's new film VARIATIONS. Live subjects are broken down into their basic outlines and are then reconstructed into startling concepts of spinning patterns and pulsating designs.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Owen Land

Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter, The (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

... as profoundly strange as its title -- James Stroller, Village Voice

Rental: $29.00
16mm Rental: $29.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Talla (1968) 16mm, black and white, 19.75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

... is the most narrative/subjective film I have yet made. Because all the material was shot by me in a week or so it has location continuity, which becomes very important in the film. The pace of the cutting is still fast and the images still work from perception to conception or--perhaps in this film--to 'feeling'. However there is no consistent building up of pace and the fast-cut pieces are held within pauses so that there are often 'clusters' of images diving out of a mainly calm field. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Escercizo di Meditazione (Exercise in Meditation) (1968) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A piece of reality, a roman square, observed in a way to achieve a more intense self-perception. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Le N Ragazze Piu Belle di Piazza Navona (The N Most Beautiful Girls of Navona Square) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

The faces of beauty are infinite, if you only want to look at them, and the ones of infancy are the most divine. --A. L.

Rental: $20.00

Alfredo Leonardi

Libro di Santi Roma Eterna (Book of Saints of Eternal Rome) (1968) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A (temporary) leave of many friends who are my truest world, with the attempt of getting them together in an ideal summary conceived to support me during my being far away. --A. L. "... Leonardi's subject matter is happiness and joy, through the choice of image, and through the editing (structuring) and through the camera movement, and the more I see this film the more I want to see it again. "The Book of Saints of Rome" is in my book of living classics." --Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice, Oct. 23, 1969.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Lerman

Sparkgap (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Political / Social Activism

SPARKGAP is a film that may or may not be performed with. It is about architecture, city planning, Black Power, Sound/Noise, Boston and electronic theater music pieces. If it is performed, loudspeakers should be connected to the projector with long cables. On one side of the audience, two White Persons carry loudspeakers and move up and down the aisle acting very passive. On the other side of the audience, two Black Persons carry loudspeakers and act very violently with them jumping in and out at/of the audience. A fifth performer periodically shines a spotlight on the performers' faces so that their skin color is known and to remind us of other things. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Lester

Children of Synanon (1968) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A documentary about the life of children of residents at Synanon (a community primarily of former drug addicts). The children all live together, have a large part in running their school and sub-community and play a version of the Synanon "Game" (a type of group therapy). The film centers about the Game as played by the Children. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Apropo of San Francisco (1968) 16mm, , 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

(After or for Jean Vigo) with Ben Van Meter. A study in visual rhythms and structure, using the same basic element repeated with variations.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Bessie Smith (1968) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A cinematic tribute to the late blues singer Bessie Smith, with Bessie Smith as she appeared in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues and songs sung by her as well as a commentary read by Joseph Marzano. "It's the best film I've seen this year .... A masterpiece." -- Lenny Lipton, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Lenny Lipton

Cornucopia (1968) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Technology

TV's image raised to a fever pitch to help reveal the chaotic nature of the medium. A driven flux of electronic icons, building its intensity. "Best insult to American Civilization." -- Bellevue Film Festival, 1968

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Show And Tell (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A rich neat film with funny stuff in it ... full of humor that was neither self-conscious nor laughing at others, but full of pathos and feeling for humanity. Really funny things leave something deadly serious and beautiful that echo like afterimages in your mind." -- Bob Nelson Exhibition: Bellevue Film Festival; Yale Film Festival; SF Int'l Film Festival; St. Lawrence University Independent Filmmakers Competition; Cinematheque Française.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Taylor Mead

Home Movies/N. Y. C. to San Diego (1968) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

N.B. Sound on Cassette. Sync beginning of sound with image before light blue television images. Generally, start cassette while leader is seen. "Films highly praised as among earliest in single (double, triple, etc.) frame style by Jonas Mekas (director of Anthology Film Archives, N.Y.C.). Awarded New York State Council of the Arts grant on basis of the films. In 1982 critic Bartlett Naylor in San Fransisco press described the films, including an opening quote by Taylor Mead: 'I shot my home movies with the cheapest, littlest hand-held camera I could buy. And in the low 1960s film was so expensive that I just used the single frame button.' This apology is a modest introduction to a very artful (though decidedly unprofessional in the monetary sense) ten minute ('to twenty') flick that might be called 'The Grand Tour.' The film flickers through a millennium of culture as it would appear to a tourist. It is an intense film, yet, there is an incredible wealth of information surprisingly accesible. Aside from the exciting experience itself, the breakneck history lesson is a reminder that the mind can move in lightning steps: the plodding way information is typically presented is an insult to mental capability." -- T.M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Adolfas Mekas

Windflowers (1968) 16mm, black and white, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

With: Pola Chapelle, John Kramer, Tina Stoumen. Music: Adolfas Mekas. "An elegy for a draft dodger in 20 tableaux." -- A.M. "...a macabre lament for a draft dodger, WINDFLOWERS, is a fugue in two senses of the word. It is a film about a desparate flight and it is a musical film - musical, like a complaint, one of those English ballads of the 18th century that made you cry." - Cahiers du Cinema

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jonas Mekas

Time & Fortune Vietnam Newsreel (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"An interview with War Minister of Lapland concerning War in Vietnam. A few practical suggestions are given, among them a suggestion to turn the conduction of war over to mafia. (The Minister played by Adolfas Mekas.)" -- J.M.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Marie Menken

Excursion (1968) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Kelek (1968) , min

Rental: $60.00

Kyo Ozawa

Sutra (Tribute to J Coltrane) (1968) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"this film is made for the people who try to live and will try to live furthermore. And, again, the film is dedicated to the late great musician, John Coltrane, whose works showed us the true joie de vivre".

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sheldon Rochlin

Dope (1968) 16mm, color, 88.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

Dialogue with Che (1968) 16mm, black and white, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Richard Rothschild

Ft. Lauderdale: A Portrait (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles Rotmil

Eternal Hat, The (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

David Ruether

One (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Raymond Saroff

Private Parts: Artists and Others (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 25.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Luther Schofill

Filmpiece For Sunshine (1968) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Dedication: To Anger and Sunshine. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE was begun as a portrait of Steven Sunshine, a young film student, at his invitation. Steven was then 18 to my 25 and living, as misfit as I had been at his age, in a college dormitory. My unexpected return to the environment of my adolescence brought forth a flood of memory strong enough to sustain my first real venture in filmmaking. Once begun, the film soon transformed itself from portrait to autobiography, and was shaped very much by my obsession with Anger's SCORPIO RISING (image montage and rock music) -- and by a remark of the narrator in Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Pale Fire: that dormitories are "bedlams of jungle music." To be worthy of that inspiration, it took nine months of careful searching to select seven songs (and one fragment) -- two years in all to complete the film. FILMPIECE FOR SUNSHINE is about the isolation of the adolescent in an anti-life society, the pointlessness of his existence. He can't get sexual satisfaction, and he can't get any other kind either. He is always in prison and always will be. The woman he longs for is not just a woman of flesh but a higher spiritual freedom and beauty. He longs for beauty in an ugly world.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John Luther Schofill

Xfilm (1968) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Tape composition by William Maraldo. XFILM is my very personal exploration of film as an abstract, kinetic medium. The film, after many months of experimentation with rhythm and form, finally collected and crystallized when I heard Bill Maraldo's unusual electronic tape piece. The opening of XFILM grew from my hearing of that piece, and I still believe that the first five minutes of this film are the most inspired filmmaking I have yet done. "Through precise manipulation of individual frames and groups of frames, Schofill creates an overwhelming sense of momentum practically unequaled in synaesthetic cinema. There is almost a visceral, tactile impact to these images, which plunge across the field of vision like a dynamo ...." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema "XFILM is a radiant, spiritual dream-synthesis of technological consciousness. ... [A] film that presents a thoroughly integrated and radically alternative vision with a technical mastery that gives the film artist a fresh model of visual sophistication from which to attack the stifling, mordant and redundant vocabulary of the past." -- John Du Cane Note: Please play sound as loudly as sound system will allow without distortion.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruce R. Schwartz

Paul and Francoise (1968) color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Razor Blades (1968) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Produced in association with the American Film Institute. Projection instructions: There is sound on both reels. Place external speakers on either side of the auditorium for 'stereo' effect. Should be loud. Place identical projectors side-by-side and align the two images side-by-side.

"Compared to Tony Conrad's THE FLICKER and Michael Snow's WAVELENGTH, RAZOR BLADES is a kind of BEN-HUR of structural films, employing not only abstract designs but also little, almost Vanderbeekian cutouts of identifiable things (a strawberry sundae, a penis) and people (a man apparently cutting his wrist). The effect is extraordinarily unsettling as the mind tries desperately to make intelligent connections between recognizable images, while at the same time it automatically falls into the pace of light explosions... Just where films such as RAZOR BLADES might lead, I've no idea. It may be, of course, that they don't have to lead anywhere. In any case I'm glad that the American Film Institute has seen fit to sponsor Sharits, and that the Whitney has elected to show the results..." -Vincent Canby, New York Times

General projection instructions for 2-screen works: These works are not difficult or complicated to screen, as long as instructions are followed carefully; there are instructions with each listing here and graphic instructions will be sent along with each film piece. There are a few important, general principles which apply to all the film pieces: 1) Both projectors should be the same model, with identical lenses and identical bulbs (most projectors are supplied with a 750 watt bulb; this is too dim--use at least a 1,000 watt bulb); 2) Most of the pieces have sound on both reels; be sure that both projectors have external speakers (sometimes it is necessary to use the auditorium speaker and one external speaker); 3) Before threading the projectors, using the lights of the projectors, set up projectors: a) Place the projectors so that there is no keystoning (i.e., make sure both images are perfect rectangles); b) Align the light rectangles carefully, avoiding tilted images; c) When everything is in order, then thread up the films. -PS

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Paul Sharits

N:O:T:H:I:N:G (1968) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Based, in part, on the Tibetan Mandala of the Five Dhyani Buddhas / a journey toward the center of pure consciousness (Dharma-Dhatu Wisdom) / space and motion generated rather than illustrated / time-color energy create virtual shape / in negative time, growth is inverse decay. "The screen, illuminated by Paul Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G, seems to assume a spherical shape, at times -- due, I think, to a pearl-like quality of light his flash-frames create ... a baroque pearl, one might say - wondrous! ... One of the most beautiful films I've seen." -- Stan Brakhage "You are pulled into the world of color, your color senses are expanded, enriched. You become aware of changes, of tones around your own daily reality. Your vision is changed. You begin to see light on objects around you. ... Your experience range is expanded. You have gained a new insight. You have become a richer human being." -- Jonas Mekas "In essence there are only three flicker films of importance, ARNULF RAINER, THE FLICKER, and N:O:T:H:I:N:G. ... In terms of the subject we have discussed here, it is Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G that opens the field for the structural film with a flicker base." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Paul Sharits

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology_mental health, structural

Starring poet David Franks whose voice appears on soundtrack/an uncutting and unscratching mandala. "Merges violence with purity." -- P. Adams Sitney "Surrealist tour-de-force." -- Parker Tyler On "10 Best Films of 1969" lists of Soren Agenoux and Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Anthony F. Smith

Still Life (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Sonata For Pen, Brush & Ruler (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

SONATA was made without camera or tape recorder by handpainting thousands of images onto 16mm clear leader. I had been a painter and musician up to this time. I found the size of my paintings becoming smaller and smaller .... It was a logical and natural step for me to proceed to drawing images directly onto 16mm clear leader. ... It wasn't long before I learned McLaren's method of painting sounds directly on the soundtrack. ... I worked on SONATA like a man possessed, determined to make a film, and a sound film, with no funds to do so. SONATA was made for three dollars worth of clear movie film and five bottles of ink, for a total production cost of nine dollars, plus seven months of my life: fifty hours per week for seven months -- sixteen thousand individual frames, each one painted with love and care. ... My overall aesthetic purpose was to shape and compress the tremendous kinetic energy of the handpainted image into a harmonious unit, which could be enjoyed on many levels and with many screenings. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Quick Snatch, The (1968) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Elaine Summers

Walking Dance for Any Number (1968) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Lar Tusb

Janis Joplin's Mams & Cunny (1968) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Music

The late great oen when she was still with Big Brother & the Holding Company (she could really shake that thing) plus living legend Don Adams of "Get Smart." The vibes are outasite.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Lion's Tale, A (1968) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A film about a daydreaming young man in pursuit of the elusive woman of his dreams, where the dreamer is continually thwarted by the intrusion of the filmmaker's own tricks.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Oh (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Assassination, falling down, animated drawings from the landscape of memory, mankind falling down, faces within faces, a haunting view of man drawn in brilliant animation graphics.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Super-Imposition (1968) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Similes of a slippery TV tube gesticulate break and supply -- a long view of multiple images (Mr. Johnson's war, is it Howard Johnson's or President Johnson's war?) -- a long curving view, breakfast with aspirin, good grief -- or Goodbye. (SUPER-IMPOSITION is a videotape experiment with multiple images, made with film artist-in-residency at Colgate University.) Life and art ... interacting ... it is interesting to note that movies and psychoanalysis are approximately the same age ... there are now more TV sets in America than bathtubs. There are more radios in America than people. Although 75 percent of Japanese households have television sets, statistics show only 35 percent have running water and fewer than ten percent have flush sanitation. Some 40 percent of American children have one or more.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Will (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Man dance -- hand glance on-off video electromagnetic circumnavigation -- man in space man's foot to the ground -- a color collage of graphics by electronic mixing -- (A videotape electronic collage. All the color has been added to black and white film by electronic means.)

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joyce Wieland

Catfood (1968) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"In CATFOOD she shows a cat devouring fish after fish for some ten minutes. There seems to be no repetition of shots, but the imagery is so consistent throughout--shot of the fish, the cat eating, his paw clawing, another fish, the cat eating, etc.--that it is just possible theat shots are recurrent, There is no question but that Wieland has a unique talent." P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "J.W.'s CATFOOD is as uncompromising and didactic as anything by Godard" The New Yorker

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Joyce Wieland

Rat Life And Diet In North America (1968) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A band of revolutionary gerbils escape their cat jailors and journey up the Hudson, where they hide out at a millionare's estate and perfect their tactics as guerilla fighters. It has some hard-to -forget, singular images:Ome, captioned 'Skag Mitchell was the first to escape' shows a grimy bare sction of floorboards with the tiny gerbil hovering against the wall. Miss Wieland is more than a diary-like recorder of domestic enthusiasms." Manny Farber "I can tell you that Wieland's film holds. It may be aobut the best (or richest) political movie around. It's all about rebels (enacted by real rats) and police (enacted by real cats). After a long suffering under the cats, the rats break out of the prison (in a full scale rebellion) and escape to Canada. There they take up organic gardening, with no DDT in the grass. It is a parable, a satire, an adventure movie, or you can call it pop art or any art you want- I find it one of the most original films made recently" Jonas Mekas

Rental: $50.00
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David Wise

Live Wires V. S. Mack Namara or the Napalm is Burning a Hole in my Credit Card!, The (1968) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jud Yalkut

Clarence (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound by Mel Lyman, Jim Kweskin, and the Lyman Family; with the voice of Clarence Schmidt, recorded by Bob Dacey. Sound Mix: Gerd Stern and Jud Yalkut. A poetic montage of the 'sculpture garden house' of 67 year old hermit-builder Clarence Schmidt of Woodstock, New York, appraised as 'a really great work of folk art' by curators Lawrence Alloway and Henry Geldzahler. The film includes some of the only footage taken of Clarence living within the seven-story mountain interior of his creation, which was tragically gutted by fire in the winter of 1967-68. A homage to Clarence and his more than forty years of devotion to the transmutation of cast-off objects into an environment or beauty and love. Originally incorporated into the USCO multimedia shows when silent, the sound version was premiered as a selection of the "Personal Cinema" series of the 1968 New York Film Festival. Selected for the "Anthropological Film" program of the Film Forum in New York, and the "Flick Out" broadcast series on educational television in Houston, Texas.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Cengiz Yetken

Of Eh (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"A frame, a motion picture has its own scale and order. Every piece of art is an expression in which parts and pieces do have identities scale and distinction. Rhythm and light are essential and are the only communication between the characters, from which all of them are incapable of escaping. Any suggestion of communication through word or thought is constantly destroyed by the over-powering rhythm which forces characters to conform to its order."--C.Y.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Werner Nekes

Kelek (1968) 16mm, , 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, Structural _ Minimal

"Kelek belongs to the 'structural' or 'minimal' cinema movement in that its content is subordinated to the viewer's perception and has no intrinsic significance. Unlike most examples of this genre. Though, Kelek is never boring and is brought to a new awareness of the process of perception. The five basic shots of the film have to be filled by the viewer's own consciousness and there is absolutly no opportunity given for any spurious identification." W.N. "Kelek is a regular film. There is no more 'in that place' or 'in that scene' ...' Kelek is a film which moves exclusively on one level, that of seeing." Wim Wenders Filmkritik Feb 1969 "Werner Nekes is making the films that those who oppose thier radical pronouncements to his radical aesthetics, ought to be making, and yet are not." Frankfurter Rundschau "Werner Nekes seemed to me the most improtatnt member of the Hamburg group; very preoccupied with form, with movements with structure... Kelek deals with shape, movement. The camera is steady, focussed on detail, a bridge, a street; the progression is slow, careful, calculated, abstract. A very pure visual music was coming to me from his film" Jonas Mekas Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Harold Tichenor

Three Very Short Films (1968) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Reel of three films: I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE (music: The Doors), END OF NIGHT (music: The Doors), TODAY (music: Moby Grape)

Serge Bard

Fun and Games for Everyone (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Fun and Games (for Everyone): a pitch black and milky white film shot during one of Olivier Mosset's exhibition openings. A psychedelic game of improvisation joins the Zanzibar group with Salvador Dali, Barbet Schroeder and Jean Mascolo... the solarized image reminiscent of thick strokes of a paintbrush. - PHILIPPE AZOURY Bard, in this second film, again leaves the field open to an incessant coming and going of Parisians attending the opening of the minimalist painter Olivier Mosset and whose exhibition consisted of 10 paintings, all alike: white with black circles painted in their center. It's the revolution criticizing art and painting... and Serge criticizing cinema! - JACKIE RAYNAL (On Fun and Games) Light can become volumeless graphic expression and dehumanize the actors until their faces are absorbed erasing all detail and creating an attractive environment. - HENRI ALEKAN

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Serge Bard

Detruisez-vous (The Silent Gun) (1968) Color BW, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Detruisez-vous (with it's implacable subtitle The Silent Gun) was shot between March and April 1968. The title - A film shot in April 1968 - is written on a piece of cardboard, with well-deserved pride: Bard was one of the few at the time to exhibit such clairvoyance. (...) Detruisez-vous is, moreover, a "primitive" film which breaks all the rules of film-making. It's the first Zanzibar film (and predates the very naming of the movement), an attempt to make a film which defies the rules of production, the production line of commerce....

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Patrick Deval

Acephale (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 56 min

Genre: Experimental

May '68 did split France down the middle. Acephale is one of the rare documents to be filmed from the point of view of 'the other France': the France that had had enough of the old way of life, that couldn't take it any longer, the France that demanded violence and escape. A film in exile, without a kingdom, in a city populated by the mad remnants of its citizens and of its myths (its religion in tatters). A film driven by a skinny prince: Laurent Condominas. This ascetic prince wanders aimlessly, lectures at a university, wanders again, meets other underfed individuals, plunges into the maze of the city, wanders again,...

Rental: $39.00
DVD PAL Rental: $39.00

Philippe Garrel

Le Revelateur (1968) DVD PAL, BW, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

'Le Revelateur is a silent film. A couple and their child flee in the face of an unknown, but still considerable menace. A film with neither laughter nor mutterings. In a desolate landscape, full of humidity and humiliation, we see the weakest of beings stage his revolt: a child.' BERNADETTE LAFONT

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Peter Rose

Analogies (1968-1991) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

INCANTATIONS (1968-1972) 8 min ANALOGIES: STUDIES IN THE MOVEMENT OF TIME (1977) 14 min THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH (1981) 33 min SECONDARY CURRENTS (1983-1990) b/w 16 min SPIRIT MATTERS(1991) 6 min I'm an escape artist. I aspire to travel in the fifth dimension, to speak unknown languages, to discover the next stage in the evolution of thought. I construct structural parables that allude to the possibility of there being more to the universe than is permitted by our explanations. - Peter Rose

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

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