Luis Ernesto Arocha

Windows (Las Ventanas De Salcedo) (1969) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

On Love, Sex, Violence, War and Tchaikowsky. "The filmmaker uses the objects of painter Salcedo to poke gentle and savage fun at society and its follies... a continuous mad charade!" -- Tom Chomont. On Arocha: "I know of no films more uncompromising in grotesquerie of burlesque, in gigantism of overstatement, than the comedies of Arocha. His actors are possessed to frenzy with their roles, filled to bursting with their identities; they hypertrophy into fantastic growths, revealing comic flaws enormous, monstrous enough to swallow whole the old familiar characters of Samson, Traviata, and Dracula, and even to make the best of us laugh." -- Ken Kelman.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jaime Barrios

This is Not a Demonstration (1969) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A day in the life of Enrique Vargas' Guerilla Theater. A short, personal look at radical street theater in New York City.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Scott Bartlett

Moon 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 15.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, music

"Moon 1969 is a beautiful, eerie, haunting film, all the more wonderful for the fact we do not once see the moon: only the manifestation of its powers here on earth, the ebb and flow of the waters.. fiery rainbows into a cloudy sky... men and rockets transformed into shattering crystals... creating a picture if the cosmos in continual transformation."-- Gene Youngblood, Los Angeles Times "The interrelated convolutions and spasms of image, color, and sound that filmmaker Bartlett creates is the cumulative effect of his pioneer work using negative images, polarization, television techniques, computer-film, and electronic patterns all compressed into a visual punch that directs one where he normally would not go with a film -- on a trip in search of the human soul." -- Paul Brawley, The Booklist, American Library Association

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Pip Benveniste

Poet (1969) 16mm, black and white, 49.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater

I know about public readings, the pop performance, the funny audience poems anything-for-a-thrill. In this film I wanted to avoid all that, hoping to get an inner view by way of quiet, five to ten minute of a private reading, keeping the camera as nerveless as possible, letting the poet talk his poems into being language without the interpretive art. I wish I'd been able to film it invisibly. Nine poets came along, separately, to a quiet room, and when they'd reached the point where the camera was just another piece of furniture, they read to themselves, and I picked it up. I think of this film as a book of reference, like I Ching, like the Oxford English Dictionary, Like Leonardo's Notebooks. The poets who take part: Jack Hirschman, Asa Benveniste, Hugh Manning, Nathaniel Tarn, Lee Harwood, Tom Raworth, Jim Dine, Jeff Nuttall, Bob Cobbing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers (1969) 16mm, color, 32.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Stan Brakhage

Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2 (1969) 16mm, color, 40.00 min

Genre: Experimental

A continuation of the above described work. see SCENES.... SECTION NO.1

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Stan Brakhage

Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3 (1969) 16mm, color, 27.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A continuation of the above described work. See SCENES... SECTION NO. 1

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Louis Brigante

Objective Correlative (1969) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

External equivalent of an inner emotional reality. Thus a scene, action, image, verse rhythm, or any other artistic device that expresses a subjective state may be regarded as its objective correlative. -- The Reader's Encyclopedia's condensed paraphrase of T. S. Eliot's essay on Hamlet

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Nuptiae (1969) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Photography, Stan Brakhage; Music, Lou Harrison. This film celebrates weddings and being wed, and the union of opposites in everything everywhere. It is my alchemical testament to the mystery of Yang and Yin. "With a strong feeling for the tension between wish and reality, NUPTIAE is a semi-home movie, beautifully casually photographed, about a mature couple who celebrate their wedding with a civil ceremony, a religious banquet, and a private beach ritual. Broughton's lucidity, even more than his lyricism, seems as much a function of what he sees as how he sees. Like all the best filmmakers, a love for reality makes him responsible, and he is tied to his world by bonds of gratitude." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times "One of Broughton's finest films." -- P. Adams Sitney Awards: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1969; First Prize, Yale Film Festival, 1969.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Tarzam (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"The story of a shipwrecked baby reared by a kindly animal. See Tarzam, the beast-man, invent the art of painting. He meets his first human. His scene deepens from innocence to corruption and to final violence. Taylor is sublime, as always. The text is his, of course." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Zack W. Burkett

Little Soldier, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Political / Social Activism

The statement of film-makers is simply 'I don't want my son killed in as tupid war.' I can't explain my idea much more than that as I'm a photographer, not a writer. The boy in the film is my son and they are his toys. Anyway, I didn't try to be subtle so if the film needs explaining, then it missed its point anyway.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Narraciones extraordinarias (1969) VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Two short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Bibsy M. Carballo

Recuerdo of Two Sundays and Two Roads That Lead to the Sea (1969) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

A documentary produced in the Philippines; a first film by all concerned; filmed on Sundays using short ends and contributed raw stock; edited manually and painstakingly. It tells the story of Navotas, Rizal province, a fishing village on the outskirts of Manila where the lives of the people are inexorably bound to the sea. It deals specifically with the rituals surrounding a death in the village and of how, in the midst of death, the villagers celebrate life with songs, games and food -- a practice slowly disappearing, just as the village is slowly being engulfed by the metropolis.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

Fishes in Screaming Water (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

Availalbe in both 8mm and 16mm gauges. "I recommend the 8mm. print-and-tape version. "One of the prettiest and nicest uses of color I've seen since the UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, which was almost an equally pointless film..." "A REAL SUPERCAT!... "... something like STREET OF BUGS. It was really shocking to me. There was a very terrible thing going on in the movie I thought." -- comments by the Saginaw 8 judges. "The acting of Georgecat in SCREAMING FISHES continues the great tradition of acting established by Rin Tin Tin in cinema in the 20's and brought to TV by the fly that appeared on the Johnny Carson show last year. And the original music composed by Mamacat, I really feel, is superior to anything by Scriabin."-- Jonas Mekas "This small world of animal, mineral and vegetable properties in effective color knows its bounds and does wonders within them." -- comment by The Refocus judge.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

VHS Prog. 1 (6 Films): Ophelia/Cat Lady (2 1/2 min, color, 1969), Phases of The Moon (5 min, color, silent, 1968), Oblivion (4 1/4 min, silent, 1969), Gloria In Grass, Persian Rug (color, silent, 1969) (1969) VHS NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films. 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 Oblivion: "Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, Reaching for Oblivion, Millennium Film Journal, No. , Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976 This film may be viewed through red and green filter glasses to produce momentary stereoscopic and other biocular effects. (these glasses may be obtained at most large camera store or can be approximated by using a square or red cellophane, one held over the right and the other over the left eye. AN after-effect of altered color perception usually results, but this may be quickly reduced by reversing the color filters and looking into a light source. Persian Rug: A Persian Rug filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the "the Sufis" by I Indries Shaf.

Rental: $35.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

Tom Chomont

Oblivion (1969) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Erotic

"Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." -- J. J. Murphy, "Reaching for Oblivion" Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring 1979 "Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Ophelia/The Cat Lady (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Two films. With Elizabeth Reizner and Carla Liss. "The Cat Lady"--Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Bill Clark

Hollywood, Here I Am (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The most bizarre benefit to come from this film has been a one-year job as a staff writer at Warner Bros., during the WOODSTUCK regime--but then the producer of WOODSTUCK had a power struggle with the producer of CATCH-22-- and lost. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Warren Collins

Musical Chairs, The (1969) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A sexy and sinister allegory about the man who neglects to puts his house in order; live action and animation.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Daniel Conrad

Circles (1969) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

An abstract composition of variations based on a thematic sequence of five interdissolving colors. The five colors cycle in concentric circular patterns which evolve spatially and temporally. Color interplay invokes certain visual phenomena which motivate the development of the composition.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Evocation (1969) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Found Footage

A tribute to overwhelming nature, this film is rich in both color and sound. A combination of original footage and images from children's books, text books, etc. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Cowan

Alone (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"From the way the film begins, and the way the outside images are used, it is clear that they are not intended to be entirely specific to the girl; not, say, to represent her 'thpughts.' The objects and images are rather metaphors--i. e., the pale, barren snow scenes--for the girl's state. Further, they place her isolation in a more general context than that of a single person's experience. The film creates a whole system which describes that isolation. This is made clearer still by the end, which alters the girl's color and removes her from her relatively personalized room." --F. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Bridges and Lights (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

The throbbing and pulsing of traffic and hectic activity on and around the bridges of Manhattan. Traffic and warning lights, seagulls, reflections in the East River, and stark silhouetted forms of the bridges are complemented with a soundtrack consisting of pile drivers, rushing cars, and the wind. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George George Csicsery

With Catherine (1969) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Personal / Diary / Journal

Catherine's dream, full of anxieties about sexual pursuit and their resolution in her liberation, comes to dominate her waking hours. Elements of the dream keep intruding on her day, through coffee and love. The dream replaces her fragmented experiences with a more lyrical mood that persists for the rest of the film--G. P. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

John A. Cutaia

Rituals (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In 1966 RITUALS was 'voted one of the all time best movies of the UCLA film department.'--(Nat Freedland, Cavalier, Feb./68). Conservative members of the faculty subjected to pressures from politicians in Sacramento and perhaps themselves a little nauseated at the realism of a sequence depicting the frustrated girl freaking on acid, via a razor blade, ordered the film banned. After two years of negotiation with University officials, Cutaia finally secured its release. --J. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Cine-Songs Program (1969) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Six films in one reel: The Reticule of Love; The Recurring Dream; Aristotle; Malevitch at the Guggenheim; Silently, Bearing Totem of a Bird; Ives House: Woodstock

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Storm De Hirsch

Tattooed Man, The (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Structural

"A major work in terms of style, structure, graphic invention, image manipulation and symbolic ritual. Short abbreviated dream-like moments, fused together by the tension and the dynamic of motion-picture time." -- Stan Vanderbeek "A death-haunted dream of sensuous color and sensual imagery." -- Richard Whitehall, LA Free Press Produced with a grant from the American Film Institute.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

David Devensky

Coffee Grinds (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A sunny comedy about a young man who finds himself destined to spill coffee on everyone he meets, whether they be friend or foe. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Old Time Comedy Night (1969) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"In David Devensky's picture the audience is shown an audience. We are looking at a picture of them and they, it turns out, are looking at a picture of themselves. At the same time, the suspicion grows that these purposely gross caricatures of the average movie spectator are looking past their dark and flickering images to something else. As in The Lickerish Quartet there is the uneasy feeling that the actors and audience have changed places and these parodies of ourselves, facing us, looking straight into the camera, are looking through the screen and seeing us- and that they find the spectacle hilarious." --Donald Richie, MOMA

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Speed Queen (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A personal fantasy. Repeating and recurring images. Grain, hesitation, flash, black, and light rhythm rhythm. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ed Emshwiller

Image, Flesh & Voice (1969) 16mm, black and white, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

This is a film about Images (visual and psychological). Flesh (sensuality), and Voice (as a revelation and as a textural element in the film). The pictures range back and forth from the completely spontaneous to very formal choreography. The voice track, a collage edited into thematic sequences from a mass of interviews and informal discussions, gives an inner portrait of men and women candidly revealing their relationships. It is a non-story-telling feature film, a structured interplay of sound, image and sensual tensions. "... the mind is subtly lured to make personal associations between visual and aural elements, and the viewer becomes a third element to the interplay. For those for whom the chemistry works, IMAGE will be a psychologically fascinating film." -- Rich, Variety

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Peter Emshwiller

Jr. Star Trek (1969) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Peter and his fifth grade buddies talked me into being a technical advisor and an alien monster for this epic. A must for "Star Trek" fans!" --Ed Emshwiller

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Shirley Erbacher

Black & White (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

This is a film about people or is there really "black" and "white"? --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #3 (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Family

... a family giving and receiving. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #4 (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Family

This is a relationship dance involving a sister and brother. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Finne

People Near Here (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Do something for the camera!" In the late twenties, 16mm home movie cameras became available and the well-off used them through the 1930s. Then the 8mm camera increased participation in the very events it recorded, drawing out the facts of who we are or play at being. In this film, Americans -- across stages of life, across decades, in backyards, at a graduation picnic, on a beach and in other ordinary places -- reveal silly, happy, intense and sad things about themselves, mostly with exuberance and dignity. The film is arranged without internal editing of the found sequences.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hollis Frampton

Artificial Light (1969) 16mm, black and white, 25.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

"ARTIFICIAL LIGHT repeats variations on a single filmic utterance twenty times. The same phrase is a series of portrait shots of a group of young New York artists talking, drinking wine, laughing, smoking, informally. The individual portrait-shots follow each other with almost academic smoothness in lap-dissolves ending in two shots of the entire group followed by a dolly shot into a picture of the moon... There is a chasm between the phrase and its formal inflections. That chasm is intellectual as well as formal. Frampton loves an outrageous hypothesis; his films, all of them, take the shape of logical formulae. Usually the logic he invokes is that of the paradox... In a recent lecture at the Millennium in New York, Frampton hypothesized an atemporal alternative to the history of cinema, illustrated by a sequence of his works. With ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, which was not completed in time for that lecture, he challenges the newest historical phase of the formal cinema, the Structural film." - P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture Reader

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Hollis Frampton

Carrots and Peas (1969) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A 'traditional' side-dish of mixed vegetables inhabits a succession of 'traditional' art-styles. The sumptuous, sometimes tiresome paradox of the static image in film, is rudely presented in the form of an art historian's slide-lecture... for which genre of discourse the spoken commentary is of about average relevance to the image.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Lemon (1969) 16mm, color, 7.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

As a voluptuous lemon is devoured by the same light that reveals it, its image passes from the spatial rhetoric of illusion into the spatial grammar of the graphic arts.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Hollis Frampton

Palindrome (1969) 16mm, color, 22.00 min

Genre: Animation

The menacing latin palindrome 'In Girvm Imvs Nocte Et Consvmimvr Igni' (By night we go (down) into a gyre/and we are consumed by fire) serves as epigraph to this animated film. Anima is imparted to 12 variations on each of 40 congruent phrases, metamorphosed from the chemically mutilated flesh of color film itself. "Hollis, clearly this one of your greatest films! Absolute perfection." -- Stan Brakhage. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berline, 1972

Rental: $44.00
16mm Rental: $44.00

Hollis Frampton

Prince Ruperts Drops (1969) 16mm, black and white, 7.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Two repetitive, banal rhythmic acts -- as it were from the observe and reverse of a phenakistiscope disk -- factored and expanded into a cinema filmstrip. Note: Prince Ruperts Drops are not a confection or a nose candy, but a physical demonstration of extreme internal stresses in equilibrium.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Works and Days (1969) 16mm, black and white, 12.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

N.B. All proceeds from the rental of this film will go to support publication of the film-makers' coop catalogue. I bought this film in a Canal Street junk shop for $1.00 and found myself in complete agreement with it. The ostensible pretext is the humane and practical discipline of making a vegetable garden (hence the title, borrowed from Hesiod). The gardeners are masters of their art, so that their work blossoms into overarching metaphor. I have attached my logo to the film, not to claim it as a ready-made, but in the spirit of Chinese connoisseurs who affixed their vermilion seals to paintings as a mark of admiration.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Freude

Standup And Be Counted (1969) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic

"A continuous dissolve into a series of happy nude couples in various configurations: female/male, female/female, male/male, as the Rolling Stones sing 'We Love You'. --F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Frank Gardner

Everybody and a Chicken (1969) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Anti-gravity follies - a festival of stop, fast, slow and backward motion. --F. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Frank Gardner

Guest, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A pixilated lesson in manners in which a gentleman is entertained at tea by two young ladies. --F. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Frank Gardner

Times Eight (1969) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

People and objects dance through a succession of pixilated episodes in a rhythmic frenzy. --F. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ernest Garthwaite

Water-Trees (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The Film developed from a painter's sensibility. The visual pictorial terms of the landscape are considered through reality and reflections in water. By showing elements of reality, abstraction, and non-objectivity, the film places an emphasis on the formal visual elements of design in the landscape.-- E. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Gati

Effects (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A two minute film-study made by the most recent optical-light-shapes technique as art-form. This study also includes techniques of reflected, projected and time-lapse phototgraphed images. All of them designed, built and photographed by John Gati.--J. G. "This short production is a fine example of an area of creative art on film done without paint pots or paint brushes. "EFFECTS is a two-minute short, without story content. It is true to its title: EFFECTS... it is abstract forms in constant interplay of rhythmic patterns and radiant colors with an occasional flow-through of a live human form."--Op Cel

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stephen Gebhardt

A Numbers Racket (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

My daughter, Elizabeth, counts from zero to one hundred-ninety-nine, while maintaining control of her reluctant cat. The first of the series of the growth cycle.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 2: Stan Brakhage (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art &artists, films about film

This film is a limited portrait of Stan Brakhage. The subject attempts to describe the experience that he is involved in by means of immediately responding to the aural and visual stimuli which surround and affect him. Brakhage involves the viewer in the subjective experience of the space in which he is seated, the camera, lights and technicians which created the experiential process. He further extends the parameters of the film's scope through the interjection of real or possibly apparent silence.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 1: Robert Nelson (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

The Forsythis's were in bloom, a grey kitten played on the steps, the sky was a vivid blue, Robert Nelson was at peace with the environment. Earlier that day, Nelson had shaved off his mustache, which he had grown for the last ten years. The discussion centers about the crises which led up to this event and the effect which such action might have upon the course of world politics. Nelson speculates as to the future of media and the socio-economic impact of gaslights upon the suburban Cincinnati microcosm.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Herman Nitsch: An Introduction to the O. M. Theatre (1969) 16mm, , 9.5 min

Genre: Documentary

A Document which describes Nitsch's performance at the University of Cincinnati, April 4, 1968. The ritual of the beginning is transformed into utter chaos and exhaustion at the conclusion of the performance.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Indian Joe And Popeye, Giving You Good Advice (1969) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance

Indian Joe lives in Cincinnati but does his Sioux dance thing at the drop of a hat, bonnet or what have you. Joe dances and alternately is rejected by his environs. Popeye puts it all together at the end through his having been there.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Legendary Epics, Yarns and Fables Part 3: Peter Kubelka (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, personal diary & journal

An early morning meeting with Peter Kubelka. The sobering light casts rigid structure to this Viennese waltz-cherub. Peter graces the occasion with a song and a detailed look at every aspect of his form. The experience was curtailed in anticipation of a more liquid situation.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Cincinnati Answer Print (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Film-maker Robert Nelson answers a broad range of questions, posed to him by the world at large. His answers are to the point and dig deep into the abyss of his soul. Never before has such a penetrating thrust into a man's psyche yielded such bountiful fruit. Bold. Unashamed.- S.G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Headache (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, family

The second of a series of films which relate the growth and personality of my daughter. The film is a further reduction of the variables of filmic composition. The crux of the matter is Elizabeth and my reaction to her through camera.- S.G.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stephen Gebhardt

Bluegrass At Beanblossom (1969) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, films about film, music

This film is a personal document of the music and people who participated in the "Old-Time Music" Festival at Bill Monroe's Beanblossom, Indiana farm. Featured in this film are well-known performers such as Doc Watson and "not-knows" who find and give joy through their playing.- S.G.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Peter Gidal

Heads (1969) 16mm, black and white, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so. --P. G. "Nervous, serious faces become monstrous through the unnatural enclosure of the film frame. Through viewing this film we experience the horrific deformations which the film film frame creates." --Werner Kliess, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Feb. 1971

Rental: $68.00
16mm Rental: $68.00

George Griffin

Rapid Transit (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Edible animation. Silhouettes of black beans creating mandala patterns with frenzied percussion on track.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Red Grooms

Tappy Toes (1969) color, 19 min

Keywords: dance

The last underground musical! Two years in the making! Created by Red Grooms, 'the Bernini of Pop Art.'-(John Canaday, N. Y. Times). An extravaganza with all stops out: captures the stylish flamboyancy of Mr. Busby Berkley's shimmering 1930's magic combined with the poltical bullyism of Major Daley's Chicago - 1968. 16mm. bulges at the scenes!--R. G.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Walter Gutman

Jewish Momma Cat (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Walter Gutman

Stroll, The (1969) 16mm, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

John Hawkins

Flower Pot (1969) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Jerry Joyner and Gabrielle Maubrie face animated obstacles in a metamorphysical adventure. --J. H. "The fun-and the only fun-is John Hawkins' FLOWERPOT, a simple, frisky romp involving a cavorting couple and fresh colorations." --Howard Thompson, The New York Times, 2/18/1972

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ben Hayeem

Extreme Unction (1969) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

An attempt to use Slavko Vorkapich's kinesthetic aesthetic theory of film. --B. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dick Higgins

Mysteries (1969) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A double murder is committed--presumably. A sleepwalker is unaware where she is going or what the consequences of her actions are--presumably. The law investigates--presumably. Nothing is solved, or is it? Is there a suicide at the end? More mysterious than narrative. --D. H.

Rental: $20.00

Jerome Hill

Merry Christmas (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Christmas comes to New York together with Joseph and Mary on a donkey. Animation. -- Noel Productions

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Will Hindle

Billabong (1969) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Winner of the main prize of the Oberhausen (Germany) International Film Festival, BILLABONG has gone on to even greater acclaim than its much-awarded predecessor. Now in collections and archives on three continents, BILLABONG ... mates verité camera and violently creative and master editing ... revealing the mood of youths contained by the government. On location in Oregon. Empathetic in the extreme. "Hindle's works are especially notable for their ability to generate overwhelming emotional impact almost exclusively from cinematic technique, not thematic content. Hindle has an uncanny talent for transforming spontaneous unstylized reality into unearthly poetic visions; as in BILLABONG, a wordless impressionistic 'documentary' about a boys' camp, and WATERSMITH, a spectacular visual fantasy created from footage of an Olympic swimming team at practice. FIREDRILL contains possibly one of the great scenes in the history of film." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema Premiere: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roni Hoffman

Gumby's Adventures On The Moon (1969) reg8mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"He was once a little green slab of clay, / But you should see what Gumby can do today. / He can walk into any book / With his pony pal Pokey too. / If you've got a heart then Gumby's part of you-ou. / Do Da Da Do Do." --Clokey Productions.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Roni Hoffman

On Top of Old Stogie (1969) reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

R. Meltzer enjoying an after-haircut cigar. Or was it before? --R. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

Filmmakers (1969) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a film portrait of filmmakers whom I was most interested in at the time; Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek, Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, and Takahiko Iimura, shot during my first visit in U. S. A., 1966-1968, and the n completed in Japan, 1969 with "comments" literally pointing out in words w hat I see in the picture at the moment (like an English lesson). Each filmmaker's part is about 5 minutes (200 feet) (except Iimura, 50 feet) without editing but in camera, most is shot without looking through the viewfinder. A part of Jonas Mekas is shot by himself and Akiko Iimura. Intentionally the film "borrowed" the technique of the filmmaker in his part (ex. frame-by frame shot at the part of Jonas Mekas as he has often employed it in his film). Collection of Anthology Film Archives, New York. Also available in video from Arthouse, New York

Rental: $60.00 DVD/VHS rental price 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Takahiko Iimura

Face (1969) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Donna Kerness, Mario Montez and Linda The three faces (two women and one tranvestized man) in the series of close u p, which are shot separately in their sexual process of the acting and the real, are intercut and edited making into a film. The sound is the voice of continuous laughing of a woman repeated from a loop-tape. What I try to realize in this film is the question of gender through the facial expression in sex between woman and tranvestized man, and the image in detail between the ac ting and the real life. When these factors are mixed, one can hardly distinguish one from the other.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ken Jacobs

Nissan Ariana Window (1969) DVD NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

NISSAN ARIANA WINDOW is 3/4's of our daughter's name. She was just kid when these pictures were taken. Some were taken before she was born: pregnant Flo together with pregnant cat China sunning themselves under the skylight. Andrew Noren likes the movie. --K. J.

Rental: $42.00
16mm Rental: $42.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200 (Blu-Ray)

Ken Jacobs

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 115 min

Genre: Experimental

"Cinematography ass't., Jordan Meyers. Negative-matching assistance by Judy Dauterman. Original 1905 film shot and probably directed by G. W. 'Billy' Bitzer, rescued by Kemp Niver via a paper print filed for copyright purposes with the Library of Congress. Reverently examined here, a new movie almost incidentally comes into being. Ghosts! Cine-recordings of the vivacious doings of persons long dead. The preservation of their memory ceases at the edges of the frame (a 1905 hand happened to stick into the frame. . . it's preserved, recorded in a spray of emulsion grains). One face passes 'behind' another on the two-dimensional screen. The staging and cutting is pre-Griffith. Seven infinitely complex cine-tapestries comprise the original film and the style is not primitive, not uncinematic, but an inspired indication of a path of cinematic development whose value has only recently been rediscovered. My camera closes in only to better ascertian the infinite richness (playing with fate, taking advantage of the loop-character of all movies, recalling and varying some visual complexes again and again for particular savoring), searching out incongruities in the story-telling (a person, confused, suddenly looks out of an actor's face), delighting in the whole bizarre human phenomena of story-telling itself and this within the fantasy of reading any bygone time out of the visual crudities of film: dream within a dream! And then I wanted to show the actual present of film, just begin to indicate its energy. A train of images passes like enough and different enough to imply to the mind that its eyes are seeing an arm lift, or a door close: I wanted to 'bring to the surface' that multi-rhythmic collision-contesting of dark and light two-dimensional force-areas struggling edge to edge for identity of shape. . . to get into the amoebic grain pattern itself-a chemical disdispersion pattern unique to each frame, each cold still. . . stirred to life by a successive 16-24 f. p. s pattering on our retinas, the teeming energies elicited ( the grains! the grains!) then collaborating, unknowling and ironically, for form the always-poignant-because-always-past illusion. Important: this film MUST be projected BIG and BRIGHT and IN FOCUS" -K. J Projected quarterly at The Anthology Film Archives of New York

Rental: $270.00
16mm Rental: $270.00

Lewis Jacobs

Rise of Greek Art, The (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, History

"An appreciation of the close relationship between Greek cultural history and the evolution of visual expression is developed through a study of the major monuments of the period and with diagrams. A coherent picture of the development of Hellenic art from the geometric 8th Century B.C. to the Classical Age of Pericles in the 5th Century. In broad scope, the rise of Greek art is followed through its various periods, cutting across art forms from architecture to sculpture to pottery with its painted decorations."--L.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Turtle (1969) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A life-light guilt trip, tragicomic psychodrama in the film time. Made in the darkness of my year in a women's dormitory. 1969, tufts University, Medford, Mass. --M. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Kramer

Ice (1969) 16mm, black and white, 134 min

Genre: Narrative

"ICE to me is the most original and most significant American narrative film in two, maybe three years. I like this slow, measured flow, which is mysterious. unpredictable, full of dark corners. It is far from the usual melodrama. I like its movements, its people, its mood. The film probes in depth the most urgent contemporary realities. Robert Kramer is a filmmaker of the first magnitude." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $225.00
16mm Rental: $225.00

George Kuchar

Mammal Palace, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The movie takes a rather negative look at things despite the fact that it was shot in reversal film. It depicts the turbulent relationships of disturbed individuals existing on various levels of an apartment house. Donna Kerness and her husband Hopeton Morris are lurid together and they are also pretty lurid when they're alone.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

David Larcher

Mare's Tail (1969) 16mm, color, 163 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"A film like MARE'S TAIL is an epic film flight into an inner space. It is a 2 3/4 hour visual accumulation, which, as it is the film-maker's personal odyssey, becomes the odyssey of each of us.... It flies, swims and moves from point to point-just like each of us. The lines move into shapes which move into orbits and your eyes water into colours. What each of us can see is more than what we do see. The film becomes one of the most vital penetrations into the experience of seeing.... Ranging from the abstract to the figurative form, MARE'S TAIL allows no direct verbal way to give it its position. It not only goes from the abstract to the figurative, in terms of its objective view, but explores the subjective responses as well. It is a classic in film perception." --Steve Dwoskin

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Standish Lawder

Runaway (1969) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Lawder achieves the perfection of all his techniques in a small six-minute film called RUNAWAY, in which he uses a few seconds of cartoon dogs chasing a fox. By stop motion, reverse printing, video scanning, and other techniques, by manipulating a few seconds of an old cartoon, he creates a totally new and different visual reality that is no longer a silly, funny cartoon. He elevates the cartoon imagery to the visual strength of an old Chinese charcoal drawing." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "A classic of modern cinema. A penetrating examination of undercurrents in film visualization. In short, a terrible film based on a bad joke." -- Tom DeWitt "A kind of anti-film which illustrates the endless idea of a film being eternal - the loop, the cycle, the motorcycle, the motor mechanism of, in this case, running dogs. Running in such a loop that it becomes self-destructive. The anti-film, which is in a way to say, 'I am for film!'" -- Stan Vanderbeek "... a delightful piece of madness ... a modern Ballet Mecanique." -- Herman G. Weinburg

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Lerman

Ring Masters, The (1969) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

THE RING MASTERS images were produced on an oscilloscope, and were photographed through filters. The images were produced by electronic music. After editing, I composed a new electronic music sound track. --R. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Howard Lester

Ransom Note (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

An animated note to the audience. In a way an experiment in audience participation since it asks the audience to perform certain tasks. --H. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Pati (1969) 16mm, 8mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Note on snowstorms in February-March '69. The restoration of the landscape. Begun to show friends on west coast violent beauty of this period. Childhood memories, snowball fights, sleddings, etc., and how I felt about Medford where I live kept entering into the film. The principal birds in the film are the blue jay and the crow, both beautiful, smart and ruthless." S.L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $25.00

Isabelle Liikala

Feels of Blue (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"Fragmented lake/land-scape; willows, rain, sun, and snow; poetic in a very "now" sense with multiple electronic concrete sound overlays; light love and humor." --Bob Liikala

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Lions

Liberated Miss (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

LIBERATED MISS satirizes both the business world and value systems of most American women. Visually two girls sell the Helix, tour Seattle, and communicate as they make fun of the 'phony' image American women are forced to portray. The dialogue and the music are original and support a 'togetherness' theme which is woven into the film. --M. L.

Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Doggie Diner and The Return of Doggie Diner (1969) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The prospective renter needs no better recommendation than this: Peter Kubelka purchased a print for the Austrian Film Archive. Rent it while it's hot.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lenny Lipton

Let A Thousand Parks Bloom (1969) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lenny Lipton

People (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal

The Red Mountain Tribe hangs out in my backyard. "Lipton's lovely home movie PEOPLE, in its affection for valuable inconsequential gestures, indicates in the course of its three minutes why there has to be a continuing alternative to the commercial cinema." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guido Lombardi

A (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

One of its possible and particular sub-titles is "People and Country". --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guido Lombardi

B (1969) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Some persons bring chickens and fishes as presents to some actors who are playing, while the Warrior tries the mirror's suicide, but fails in seeing the Death. Outside, chewing-gums are distributed away and the Spring passes by, turning into a little girl. --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert/Norm Machover/Fruchter

Troublemakers (1969) 16mm, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

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

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden (1969) 16mm, color, 180 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shot nothing. When one writes diaries, it's a a retrospective process: you sit down, you look back at your day, and you write it all down. To keep a film (camera) diary, is to react (with your camera) immediately, now, this instant: either you get it now, or you don't get it at all. To go back and shoot it later, it would mean restaging, be it events or feelings. To get it now, as it happns, demands the total mastery of one's tools (in this case, Bolex): it has to register the reality to which I react and also it has to register my state of feeling (and all the memories) as I react. Which also means, that I had to do all the structuring (editing) right there, during the shooting, in the camera. All footage that you'll see in the Diaries is exactly as it came out from the camera: there was no way of achieving it in the editing room without destroying its form and content. WALDEN contains materials from the years 1965-69, strung together in chronological order. For the soundtrack I used some of the sounds that I collected during the same period: voices, subways, much street noise, bits of Chopin (I am a romantic), and other significant and insignificant sounds. 'They tell me, I should be always searching; but I'm only celebrating what I see.' - (from the soundtrack) 'I make home movies - therefore I live. I live-therefore I make home movies.' - (from the soundtrack) -- J.M.

Rental: $450.00
16mm Rental: $450.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 1 (1969) 16mm, color, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. Walden was Mekas' first diary film, and it was edited as a collection of images gathered between the years 1964 and 1969. Its original title was Diaries, Notes, Sketches, which was the intended name for all of his films (they would each have different subtitles), though when it became too confusing for film laboratories to distinguish between films, Mekas abandoned the practice. He still kept Diaries, Notes, Sketches as a subtitle in Walden, Lost Lost Lost, and In Between, and the name is often used to designate his entire film oeuvre. The sketches in Walden refer to various films that, edited previously, were later included in Walden: Report from Millbrook (1965/1966), Hare Krishna (1966), Notes on the Circus (1966), and Cassis (1966) all occur within the film. "New York in spring; Tony Conrad; Bibbie in Central Park; A Wedding; Breakfast in Marseilles; Cassis; Sitney leaves New Haven; Fire on 87th Street; Brakhage crosses Central Park; Carl Th. Dreyer; A trip to Millbrook; Flowers for Marie Menken; Gregory Markopolous shoots 'Galaxie'; Notes on the Circus." -- J.M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 2 (1969) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. In Walden, he asserts that the images shown are "for myself and for a few others," suggesting an intimate circle of friends. This was in fact true, as Walden's first screening was an informal "first draft" version at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo. By showing details of his family life, and of outings and time spent with friends, Mekas extends an invitation to his viewer to partake in their beauty. [These images] are not much different from what you have seen or experienced," he says in As I Was Moving Ahead. "There is no big difference, no essential difference between you and me." To watch a Mekas film is to experience the intimacy of someone sharing his life with you. "Kreeping Kreplachs meet (Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Tuli, Warhol, Barbara Rubin, etc)/ Hare Krishna walk; autumn scenes; Sitney's wedding; New Year's Evening in Times Square; Goofing on 42nd Street; UPtown Party; Velevet Underground; Deep of Winter; Naomi visits Ken & Flo Jacobs; Amy stops for Coffee; Coop Directors meet; Dreams of Cocteau; In Central Park' What Leslie saw thru the Coop window; Olmsted Hike." -- J.M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 3 (1969) 16mm, color, 49 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Barabara Rubin shoots a movie; Christmas Eve; A visit to Brakhages (Colorado); A Visit to Hans Richter; In Central Park; Peter's Wedding."

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jonas Mekas

Walden: Reel 4 (1969) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in 1964-68. Edited in 1968-69. "Autumn scenes; Mel's children; A trip to New Jersey; Wendy's wedding; in Central Park; Skating rink; Winter scenes; Sunday Morning Snowstorm on 8th Avenue; Martha; Anthology Cinema meets; Yoko Ono and John Lennon; Central Park." -- J.M.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: 8 Parts (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 250 min

Genre: Experimental

"It's silent, sure, but only until you enter the picture. It's so exciting you'll be doing the yelling yourself. All the thrills and chills of the sport of boxing, legalized human butchery as old as time itself. See one and you'll want them all, but you can sample it piece by piece." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 1 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"All the savage glory of the Olympics, including George Forman's now-famous flag ceremony; two females having at each other (we don't approve of the fairer sex fighting but here it is in all its raw torrid brutality); Sandy Saddler vs. Carlos Ortiz in a battle of ex-champs; George Chuvalo's awesome knockout of Dante Cane; all-time mauler Sonny Liston KO'ing Roger Rischer; Bob Foster's crushing KO of Biafran Dick Tiger; man vs. dog (who will win?) and man vs. woman!" -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 2 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"Oscar Bonavena, mad bull of the Pampas, pits his height advantage and wild ringside antics against the primitive power and cunning of champ Joe Frazier; Sonny Liston clobbers another stiff, his ex-sparring partner Amos 'Big Train' Lincoln, putting him out cold for eight minutes; Rocky Marciano arm wrestles with Andy Granatelli. More excitement than you can shake a stick at." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 3 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"The much heralded Bob Foster-Frankie DePaula bloodbath at Madison Square Garden, as race is pitted against race and Jersey City seeks its place in the sun beside New York; much of the action is in the stands and the fight itself has a knockdown density of 3 per round! Joe Namath and Sugar Ray Robinson get introduced to the throng at ringside, and Archie Moore makes a guest appearance." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 4 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

"Featuring Keenan Wynn, Shelly Winters, Cagney, and Keye Luke. Boxing is lots of punches, film is lots of frames, here's a fragmentation of both you won't want to miss. If you thought Brakhage was something, you'll laugh up your sleeve at the old gopher when you see this one. There's one patch in full color, it's quick and you'll have to catch it (starring David Roter), and a boxing sequence with Janis Joplin." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 5 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"See boxing robots knock each other's heads off! Also, violent premarital combat in a suburban cage between spouses-to-be, animals trained to fight other animals to the finish, and a pair of boxers actually talking over the stage at the Cafe Au Go Go! As an added treat, a girl just out of the hospital (hair ball removed from her uterus) boxers her life away." -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 6 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

"Slambang action as the one the only Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) throws hits wits and fists against William Buckley in Ali's first film since "Requiem for a Heavyweight." And, for the theatrically inclined, there's James Earl Jones too, in his gutsy portrayal of the late great Jack Johnson, all-time heavyweight great. Your projectionist may be in for a surprise with this one!" -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 7 (1969) Regular 8mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

"Blazing color and gore with Buster Mathis supplying the grueling pressure and battered, courageous George Chuvalo holding on to the very end, as sporadic interruption by the timekeeper's clock demonstrates its relevance to film as well as boxing" -- R.M. "A spatio-temporal bonanza, rectangles and rectangles, and clocks and time, motion and stoppage, and life and death." -- Marcel Thil

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Meltzer

Bogus Boxing Trash: Part 8 (1969) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"The poetry of Jack Dempsey's 18-second demolition job on the gargantuan Fred Fulton. Shadow boxing: the key to fistic prominence. Enough TV ringside action to send you thirstily scurrying for your can of Schlitz. Plus: leather-fisted artsy-fartsy with mirrors!" -- R.M.

Rental: $35.00
Reg8mm Rental: $35.00

Andrew/VIctor Meyer/Hack

Sky Pirate, The (1969) 16mm, color, 82.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Another look at SKY PIRATE confirms that it may well be one of the most important of the recent American movies. Certainly it is one of the very few which works entirely within a compellingly modern sensibility and idiom without that sentimental overlay of new techniques on old ideas which I so question in the 'now' Hollywood movies. Sheerly beautiful ... breathtakingly lyrical .... It ought not to be missed. Meyer may prove to be one of the American filmmakers of consequence through the '70s." -- Whitehall, LA Free Press "The sky pirate's Cuba, the New Left's revolutionary society, the wife's little-theatre Carmen, and the hooker from Spanish Harlem are all simply disguises of the same escapist Latin fantasy filmmaker Andrew Meyer subtly but memorably dramatizes. En route he demonstrates more creative feature filmmaking talent on a shoestring than many a director who would be insulted to operate with ten times the budget." -- Variety

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Ira Newman

French Lick (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"Epic in scale" Gen. Lew Wallace "One of the monumental white elephants of the western hemisphere" - Henry Holmes Smith

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ira Newman

Technical Movie (1969) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"A mild skin flic questions the existence of the Technocracy. A couple of copulating couples at control central. Lots of equipment. Shocked the inspectors at Technicolor." I.N. "Incredibly Naive" Paul Sharits

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Obremski

Untitled (1969) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, cameraless

" The image is anything imaginable that could be done to film that wasn't photographed with a camera. It consists of abstract colors playing off each other to color lines statically fighting each other to a 'rain' of color. The changing sequences of color go well with the static changes of the sound." G.O.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sheila Paige

Testing, Testing, How Do You Do? (1969) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Filmed the year after feminist protests erupted at the 1968 Miss America pageant, the movie includes a visit with Miss Virginia at the pageant rehearsal and coverage of the ongoing boardwalk protest by "Women's Liberation" demonstrators.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 HD Video Digital File

Gordon Payne

Tantra I (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Animated dots strobe around the alpha rhythm. This film has some hallucinatory and hypnotic effects, incliuding induced color in black and white sections. Its polyrhythmic structure makes it a good film for light-show situations- it "fits" with almost all kinds of sound. The audience effect is one of general euphoria although it could be unsafe for epileptics.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hart Perry

Hartigan (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Hartigan, a short experimental film about the painter Grace Hartigan.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barry Pollack

It's a Camp (1969) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Queer / Bi / Trans

"A documentary short which presents the way and philosophy of life of a homosexual transvestite."

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Rose

Lyric Suite, A (1969) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

M. Jon Rubin

Who, The (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles A. Rydell

School Play (1969) 16mm, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Kenny Schneider

Kek (1969) 16mm, color, 6.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

One Neetah And Mickey (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

Back and Forth (1969) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"This neat, finely tuned, hypersensitive film examines the outside and inside of a banal prefab classroom, stares at an asymmetrical space so undistinguished that it's hard to believe the whole movie is confined to it, and has this neck-jerking camera gimmick that hits a wooden stop arm at each end of its swing. Basically it's a perpetual motion film that ingeniously builds a sculptural effect by insisting on time-motion to the point where the camera's swinging arcs and white wall field assume the hardness, the dimensions of a concrete beam. "In such a hard, drilling work, the wooden clap sounds are a terrific invention, and, as much as any single element, create the sculpture. Seeming to thrust the image outward off the screen, these clap effects are timed like a metronome, sometimes occurring with torrential frequency." - Manny Farber, Artforum, 1970

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Michael Snow

One Second In Montreal (1969) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"A collection of snow scenes, all still photographs of potential sites for a monument in Montreal (thus distinctly not 'artistic' photographs) follow, one another for 22 minutes." -- P. Adams Sitney "This serial procession of pictures is utterly fascinating and hypnotic in spite of the fact that the images themselves are quite ordinary. An overwhelming sense of mystery and deja vu is generated as the parade of odd bleak photographs moves by .... One is made to analyze and concentrate on the images far more attentively than one normally would. It becomes clear that Snow has forced an extremely intense subject-object relationship, not simply by the fact that he has held certain pictures longer than others, but because these durations are structured mathematically, are given a pattern and logic which seems purposive, that is, seems to move teleologically toward some 'meaning.' The only meaning, however, is one's relation to this temporal structure. Thus ONE SECOND IN MONTREAL becomes a sculpture which exists in time without motion. It is typical of Snow's genius, a gift best described by John Cage when he said: 'Where beauty ends is where the artist begins.'" -- Gene Youngblood, Arts Canada

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Mary Ann Spencer

Moon (1969) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Images of the moon: its phases, its astronauts, its dreams."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Ann Spencer

White Cat, The (1969) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"The white cat rolls and tumbles."-M.A.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Soundtrack (1969) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Black and white with some color hand-applied to each print, hand-painted image, hand-painted sound. I think every student of film should, early in his studies, make a film such as SOUNDTRACK; namely, a film in which sound and image are conceived together as a unit and painted one frame at a time. The advantages for students of handpainting sound and image are threefold: 1. the expense involved is minimal. 2. there is no time lag between the conception of an idea and its realization and screening (no lab wait, etc.) 3. ideas can be expanded, modified and changed immediately and directly after viewing. A basic feel for audio-visual space-timing and the grammar of the frame can be learned in this way. ... Articles and illustrations which describe the tools and techniques used in making SOUNDTRACK can be found in Source magazine (issue no.7) and Film Culture magazine (issue no. 48-49). Awards: Monterey Film Festival, 1969; Fourth Annual Independent Filmmakers' Competition, 1969. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marvin Starkman

Box, The (1969) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Sutton

Moving and Storage (1969) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Casual conversation, poetry, ambient sounds metaphorically arranged with scenes in New York City and the outer reaches of Long Island-an attempt to find equivalents for certain states of feeling."-H.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Thornton

Beach Scene One/Two (1969) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marty Topp

Paradise Now/Living Theater in Amerika (1969) 16mm, black and white, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Lar Tusb

Joe Cocker Live (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"An exhibition baseball game featuring Joe and Les, the first major singer in the Soft White Underbelly after Jeff Richards and Jack Sprat; Les's sister is one great broad and she's wearing her lipstick in this one."--L.T.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Inroduction To Oobieland (Oobieland Part One) (1969) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Using hand-painted film, animation and an inventive soundtrack, INTRODUCTION TO OOBIELAND is an exploration of gateways: a repeated series of movements from the familiar and safe to the unknown and dangerous. Cycles are left incomplete. Chases are never consummated; the day ends with no promise of rebirth. In this way the film touches on our oldest instincts, leaving us saddened and scared by the knowledge of a world that will never know freedom through the completion of action; safety through the sanctification of place.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? (Oobieland Part Two) (1969) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

The Princess of Oobieland is interviewed in a television studio in New York City. Her responses, sometimes only barely discernible over the whir and clang of obscure machinery, are testimony to the closing of those gateways which we encountered in PART ONE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joyce Wieland

La Raison Avant La Passion (1969) 16mm, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Joyce Wieland's films are among the most endearing ever seen, making her point and sealing the issue in a womanly way without any concern for ragged edges. LA RAISON AVANT LA PASSION is a whirlwind view of Canada with an anti-dialectical premise." -- Douglas Pringle, ArtsCanada "REASON OVER PASSION, then, is Joyce Wieland's major film so far. With its many eccentricities, it is a glyph of her artistic personality; a lyric vision tempered by an aggressive form and a visionary patriotism mixed with ironic self parody. It is a film to be seen many times." -- P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "This film is about the pain and joy of living in a very large space: in fact, in a continent. It is painful, because such an experience distends the mind, it seems too large for passionate reason to contain. It is joyous, because 'true patriot love,' a reasonable passion, can contain it, after all. But what is remarkable, for me, is that all its urgency is lucidly caught, bound as it were chemically, in the substance of film itself, requiring no exterior argument." -- Hollis Frampton

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Joyce Wieland

Dripping Water (1969) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"I can imagine only St. Francis looking at a water plate and water dripping so lovingly, so respectfully, so serenely. The usual reaction is: 'Oh what is it anyhow? Just a plate of water dripping.' But that is a snob remark. The remark has no love for the world, for anything. Snow and Wieland's film uplifts the object, and leaves the viewer with a finer attitude toward the world around him, it opens his eyes to the phenomenal world. and how can you love people if you don't love water, stone, grass." Jonas Mekas, New York Times, August 1969

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jack Wright III

Scramble (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Beatles Electroniques (1969) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Nam June Paik. Original soundtrack: "Four Loops" by Kenneth Werner. "BEATLES ELECTRONIQUES was shot in black-and-white from live broadcasts of the Beatles while Paik electromagnetically improvised distortions on the receiver, and also from videotaped material produced during a series of experiments with filming off the monitor of a Sony videotape recorder. The film is three minutes long and is accompanied by an electronic soundtrack by composer Ken Werner, called 'Four Loops,' derived from four electronically altered loops of Beatles sound material. The result is an eerie portrait of the Beatles not as pop stars but rather as entities that exist solely in the world of electronic media." -- Gene Youngblood, "Expanded Cinema," 1970. Shown at the 3rd Tokyo Art Film Festival, "Vision and Television" at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and around the world.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00 (DIGITAL FILE)

Jud Yalkut

Videotape Study No. 3 (1969) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. Sound by David Behrman. Sound Editing by Ken Werner. "With David Behrman's music, VIDEOTAPE STUDY NO. 3 has found its perfect media mate." -- Carman Moore, The Village Voice. "VIDEOTAPE STUDY NO. 3 was shot completely off the monitor of the videotape recorder, from previously collected material. There are two sections: the first shows an LBJ press conference in which the tape was halted in various positions to freeze the frame in devastating grimaces; the second section shows Mayor John Lindsay of New York during a press conference, asking someone 'to please sit down,' altered electronically and manually by stopping the tape and moving in slow motion, and by repeating actions. The soundtrack is a political speech composition by David Behrman. In the editing of these films, Yalkut has managed to create an enduring image of the metaphysical nature of video and its process of perception." -- Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema, Dutton, NY. Presented at David Behrman's "Electric Ear" concert at the Electric Circus in New York., and in its final version at the "Vision and Television" exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts in 1970.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Electronic Moon No. 2 (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Nam June Paik. Music by Debussy. "In ELECTRONIC MOON NO. 2 the combination of music, videotape and film synthesize a new sensation forming a true modern day film-haiku." -- David Bienstock, Late Curator of Film, The Whitney Museum of American Art. "It's a very short, miniature film, but very beautiful." -- Jonas Mekas. "It has one of the best breasts I can recall." -- "Show Business" Magazine. Selected for the Informationsschau of the 1970 Mannheim Film Festival in Germany; the Whitney Museum's "New American Filmmaker Series"; "Vision and Television"; the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour; Award for Exceptional Merit, Philadelphia International Festival of Short Films.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

For Filmic Meditation (1969-2007) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

This DVD contains the films: In The River, and Shutter. "I hope you could re-experience through these two films in which I found that a thinking in film comes through silent meditation from the experience of the memory of a man in sacred river in Katmandu and the hallucination of flickering lights." (T.I.) "Iimura used the process of re-photography, but in this instance, the screen was the tiny viewer of a 16mm editor. Using various camera speeds and in-camera superimpositions, Iimura analyzed some footage he had made in Katmandu of a man taking a bath in a sacred river. The finished film develops an interesting parallel between the man's careful bathing as the river flows past and Iimura's careful analysis of the man's physically simpler activities as the film flows through the camera." (Scott MacDonald) "Using two projector speeds and various camera speeds, he photographed the light thrown onto a screen by a projector with no film running through it. Because of the disparities between the speeds of the camera and projector shutters, the resulting footage, which he printed first in positive, then in negative, creates a series of flicker effects which are even more powerful." (Scott MacDonald)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Walter Ungerer

The Oobieland Series (1969-1972) DVD NTSC, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

Oobieland is a strange and magical place. Part One introduces us to what kind of place Oobieland might be. Part Two takes us to a television studio in New York City where we meet the Princess of Oobieland. Part Three takes us to the natural landscape of Oobieland with its inhabitants. Part Four presents us with the ritual where Mother Earth (The Terrible Mother) relinquishes her power to the new Terrible Mother. Part Five ends it with the roar of a lion. In the end we are left with the thought,"Has Oobieland eluded us"? Introduction To Oobieland [Oobieland Part 1](1969) - 10 min. Ubi Est Terram Oobiae? [Oobieland Part 2](1969) - 5 min. Solstice [Oobieland Part 3](1971) - 35 min. The Terrible Mother [Oobieland Part 4](1972) - 25 min. Epilogue To Oobieland [Oobieland Part 5](1972) - 10 min.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Jackie Raynal

Deux Fois (1969) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, B/W, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Jackie Raynal is perhaps best known as the former programmer of two of New York's premiere art cinemas - the Carnegie Hall and the Bleecker Street - who began her career in the 1960s as a film editor for New Wave directors such as Eric Rohmer, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Jean Eustache. Challenged by Zanzibar patroness Sylvina Boissonnas to stop editing other people's films and make her own, Raynal traveled to Barcelona, where she completed DEUX FOIS (1969)in a single week. One of the most enigmatic of the Zanzibar films, it is composed of a series of unconnected episodes, some repeated twice. The fairy-tale phrase "once upon a time" is turned on its head, as is the logic of classical film construction. With herself as the film's "star", Raynal announces each of the film's sequences and proclaims, theatrically and ironically, "tonight will be the end of meaning."

Rental: $200.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Stephen Gebhardt

Events and Stories, Part Two, Summer 1969 (1969) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jack Smith

Song for Rent (1969) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: Sound on CD. Filmmaker Jack Smith also stars in this funny short film, playing the cadaverous matron Rose Courtyard (inspired by Rose Kennedy). Dressed completely in red (gown, gloves, glasses, and wig), the wheelchair-bound Rose sits ceremoniously under an American flag, the floor littered with corpses, while Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" on the soundtrack. Rose is laden down with all sorts of odd paraphernalia (hot-water bottle, box of candy, ears of Indian corn, toilet brush, Valentine's Day card, football, etc.), which she keeps dropping. Besides tippling on a bottle of booze and spraying the air with Lysol, she also peruses a scrapbook of old theatrical clippings. Song for Rent ends with Rose shedding a tear. -- Nicole Gagne, Rovi -- Brand new distribution print courtesy of the Gladstone Gallery.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Philippe Garrel

Le Lit de la Vierge (The Virgin's Bed) (1969) DVD PAL, BW, 114 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

I believe my point of view on the Christian myth is quite clear in The Virgin's Bed. It is a non-violent parable in which Zouzou incarnates both Mary and Mary Magdalene while Pierre Clementi incarnates a discouraged Christ who throws down his arms in face of world cruelty. In spite of its allegorical nature, the film contains a denunciation of the police repression of 1968, which was generally well understood by viewers at the time.

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Richard Myers

Akran (1969) DVD_NTSC, BW, 118 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Robert Ohlrich, Pat Myers
Electronic music by Fred Coulter
"... a work of ambition and great technical virtuosity ... there is enough going on in AKRAN to command anyone's attention. And much of that is lovely and wonderfully difficult with regard for strange nuances that is one of the pleasures of the movies." -Roger Greenspun, New York Times

DVD PAL Sale: $35.00

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