Agust Agustsson

Everything Will Be Plastic... (1970) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A look at our plastic world as seen thru the eyes of a stock broker... with silicon for spice.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Flower Music (1970) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Science & Medicine

Multiple exposed flowers and flower buds. Some close ups of the reproductive parts of flowers. Evocations of biological universe.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eric Andersen

Opus 53=5x5x5 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Installation

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

It consists of (five) 30-second loops to be screened by five projectors simultaneously . Projector I: 5 views from Cairo. Projector II: 5 views from London. Projector III: 5 views from Moscow. Projector IV: 5 views from New York. Projector V: 5 views from Tokyo. (Note: Anderson's sketch layout for arrangement of five projectors , placed at one end of a walk-through screening environment requiring four translucent screens and one "normal" screen will be provided with our confirmation of your order for this work.) Available either as single reel or multiple projection films on core. [Also see Eric Andersen OPUS 74, VERSION 2 included in FLUXFILM PROGRAM.]

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Yvonne Andersen

Meow, Meow (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A Yellow Ball-Ruckus Film. A lonely man finds a hungry alley cat and takes him home. The cat grows up fast. The man and the cat meet Green Face, the gangster.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Luis Ernesto Arocha

Samson & Delilah (1970) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

An explosion of Delilah myth. A biblical super-spectacular in the Bizet-De Mille grand opera tradition, with torrid ballet sequence.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Quick Billy (1970) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 56 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

QUICK BILLY: A Horse Opera in four reels, conceived for viewing with a single projector, allowing the natural pauses between reels. The experience of transformation between life and death, death and birth, or rebirth in four reels. The'rolls' took the form of a correspondence, or THEATRE, between their author and Stan Brakhage, in the winter of 1968-69. They're kind of magic cousins of the film. A personal record of the author's psychic journey and physical recovery during a period of his life which might be described essentially as one of transformation...'the dark wood encountered in the middle of life's journey' (Dante)... As poetic cinema, its significance to the world is perhaps in its narration of a singular phenomenon of our time, implicitly revealing those ancient 'rules' of transit evolved over the centuries; e. g., the BARDO THODOL (The Tibetan Book of the Dead), as well as Dante Alighieri's own discoveries in the time of the Fourteenth Century Europe, etc. The BARDO THODOL, from which Parts I-III are adopted structurally, admonishes (the deceased)...'a time of uncertainty, undertaking nothing -- fear not the terrifying forms of your own psyche...' Mankind deceased encountering a spectacular stream of images it once viewed as Reality. The film concludes with Part IV, a western one-reeler, which dramatically summarizes the material of Parts I, II, and III, in abstract form. All the film and tape was recorded in Fort Bragg, California, next to the Pacific Ocean. A final subtitle reads 'ever westward eternal rider.' Is it the image of Sisyphus or of Buddha? A beautifully incoherent work of art! A journey towards unity with this recent American film, both macroscopic and universal in its view. -- Hans Helmut Rudele, Filmdichter und Luftpiloten, DIE ZEITUNG, Hamburg, Dec. 12. 1970.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Gordon Ball

Farm Diary (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The Farm's first ten months. Peter Orlovsky, Candy O'Brien, Allen Ginsberg, Julius Orlovsky, Gordon Ball, Ed The Hermit, Gregory Corso, Bessie, Panda Manda, Godly & Sadeyes, Myon Wiles, Stephen Bornstien, Papa Duck, Barbara Pionteck, Amy Raccoon, Herbert Huncke, Malcom & Tyger, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva, Jim Forratt, Sonja, Lygia, Cyril, Enrique, Louis Cartwright, Maretta, salamanders, hawkeyes, timothy, yarrow, morning glories, corn, pumpkin, elm, maple, ash, & many other energies. Cleaning the well, reading the paper, chanting Prajna Paramitra Sutra, tilling the earth, sipping coffee, picniking, the sun setting, the sun rising, mist settling, motoring through the countryside, building the woodshed, digging for the hidden well, the morning walk, bathing, horseshoing, caressing the cow, cutting wood, the annual parade, the sun yellowing leaves, the leaves wrinkling, the leaves fallen and blown, the snow, sledding, bearing water through the snow, 17 below, the blizzard. the end. Gordon Ball spent long patient seasons milking Bessie, tilling the earth, and squinting through 8mm lenses at home nature on mountain top farm filled with ghostly strangers and so documents and archetypal first year back to the land. -- Allen Ginsburg [available on Super 8 or 16mm]

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
Reg8mm Rental: $100.00

Scott Bartlett

Lovemaking (1970) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A delicate and arousing treatment of lovemaking. Its mode is simple and classical, combining technical mastery and personal restraint. The image is vivid subtle and ambiguous while the sound is sharp and clear. Barlett's film, in the judge's opinion, most closely approximated their idea of what is an erotic film should be -- an imaginative, suggestive, artistic, non- clinical evocation of the sexual act. -- Bruce Conner, Maurice Girodias, Arthur Knight: judges

Rental: $30.00
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Pip Benveniste

Hats (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, History

Lionel Ziprin, the first overground poet in the world, rises to the roof of the Home of the Sages of Israel on East Broadway and performs the legendary putting on hats from his stah collection, to the Kabbalistic singing of his grandfather Reb N. Z. Margolies Abulafia. This film can be said to be all that remains of a thirteen -- hour documentary shot in New York City circa 1909. Witnessed and constructed sixty years later by PB

Rental: $30.00
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Bruce Birmelin

Tuna Fish Kiss (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10.50 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1967 and 1968. A young man given to delusions and visions, journeys through a series of misadventures via his wheelchair and his own mixture of fact and fantasy.

Rental: $30.00
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Jerry Bloedow

Pay Attention (1970) 16mm, color, 15.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family, Films about Film Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

A multi-stranded tri-alogue on the question of media people's responsibility to kids and their education.

Rental: $30.00
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Jerry Bloedow

Sara #2 (1970) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An experiment in narrative.

Rental: $30.00
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Boris Bode

Dreams of G. Bode/Diakite (1970) 16mm, black and white, 7.00 min

Genre: Experimental

G's surrealistic dream coupled with her awaking visions.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Animals of Eden and After, The (1970) 16mm, color, 35.00 min

Genre: Experimental

The term THE WEIR-FALCON SAGA appeared to me, night after night, at the end of each of a series of dreams: I was 'true' to the feeling, though' not the images, of those dreams in the editing of this and the following two films. The three films 'go' very directly together, in the (above) order of their making: yet each seems to be a clear film in itself. At this time, I tend to think they constitute a 'Chapter No. 2' of 'The Book of Film' I've had in mind these last five years (considering SCENES FROM UNDER CHILDHOOD as Chapter No.1): and yet these 'Weir-Falcon' films occur to me as distinct from any film-making I've done before. They engender, in me, entirely 'new' considerations. I cannot describe them: but there us an excerpt from 'The Spoils,' by Basil Bunting, which raises hair on the back of my neck similarly: 'Have you seen a falcon stoop/ accurate, unforeseen/ and absolute, between/ wind-ripples over harvest? Dead/ of what's to be, is and has been--/ were we not better dead?/ His wings churn air/ to flight./ Feathers slight/ with sun, he rises where/ dazzle rebuts our stare,/ wonder our fright.' I might add that THE MACHINE OF EDEN operates via 'spots'--from sun's disks (of camera lens) thru emulsion grains (within which, each, a universe might be found) and snow's flakes (echoing technical aberrations on film's surface) blots (upon the lens itself) and the circles of sun and moon, etceteras: these 'mis-takes' give birth to shape (which, in this work, is 'matter,' subject and otherwise) amidst a weave of thought: ( I add these technicalities, here, to help viewers defeat the habits of classical symbolism so that this work may be immediately seen, in its own light) : the 'dream' of Eden will speak for itself.

16mm Rental: $75.00

Stan Brakhage

Eyes (1970) 16mm, color, 35.5 min

Genre: Experimental

After wishing for years to be given- the -opportunity of filming some of the more mystical occupations of our Times--some of the more obscure Public Figures which the average imagination turns into bogeyman ... viz.: Policemen, Doctors, Soldiers, Politicians, etc.:-- I was at last permitted opportunity largely due to the efforts of a Pittsburgh newspaper Photographer, Mike Chikaris... who was sympathetic to my film show at the Carnegie Institute, and responded to my wish as stated on my thanks to him, to Sally Dixon of the Carnegie Institute, and to the Policemen who created the situation that made this film possible. As to the film itself: 'Polis is eyes,' said Charles Olson, having found the archeological root of the word-end (thus beginning) of, say, metropolis, etc. Police is a clear etymological derivative of polis. The more currently popular fix on these terms comes form, say, Dashiel Hammett's 'private eye,' & the sense of response-ability which Raymond Chanler and even Ross MacDonald give to their detective heroes under that term. The Police, then, are the public eyes; and they are, thus, expected to be Specialists of that ability-to respond which most of the rest of the society has lost all Metro sense-of. The experience of making this film prompted that clarity of terms: 'Polis is eyes' was my constant prayer, to make that experience clear, the last entire day of photographing. The film mostly assembled, rather than edited, is thus the surest track I could make of what it was given to me to see. It is 'framed' by clouds and the ocean for the simplest reasons of 'perspective.'

Rental: $135.00
16mm Rental: $135.00

Stan Brakhage

Machine of Eden, The (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

See THE ANIMALS OF EDEN AND AFTER

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4 (1970) 16mm, color, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Stan Brakhage

Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was originally made in 1970 in Regular 8mm. It has now (a decade later) been blown-up to 16mm so that it can join the rest of the SEXUAL MEDIATION series.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Weir-Falcon Saga, The (1970) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

See THE ANIMALS OF EDEN AND AFTER (1970)

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Bob Branaman

Films By Bob Branaman (1970) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Bob Branaman, most known for his painting, has been working with an 8mm camera for years, has produced a dozen films or so, which he rather simply and beautifully refuses to name, all involving multiple super-impositions (all created camera-wise) with much flash frame happening (or what he would, if he created them editing-wise, call extremely rapid cutting) and of a natural Baroque-musical tempo and which created for me a whole new sense of film collage.

Rental: $75.00
Reg8mm Rental: $75.00
Super8 Rental: $75.00

Bill Brand

Tree (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An old tree sits on a mound in an Ohio farm field. The filming of tree is organized around its elements: water, earth, root ends, roots, trunk, limbs, branches, leaves and the sun. The mathematical editing scheme, if graphed, looks like a tree. The resulting film, though analytic in its approach, expresses an intuitive feeling about nature.

Rental: $30.00
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Richard Breyer

Moon Clouds (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Personal / Diary / Journal

The film documents a student's reaction to a poetry reading session. After enjoying the strange environment, and companionship, the student looks at himself and his activities in a different way. The film was photographed at the Rutgers Campus in New Jersey.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Franco Brocani

Necropolis (1970) 16mm, 35mm, color, 91.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

NECROPOLIS is an absolutely storyless film. Instead of a rhythm which spirals downwards into the deep, there is here a fluctuating movement, like the tide with its slow and constant oscillation; here you will not find a project in time, but a risk in space. By means of abstract indications, signal-fragments, a real panorama is created. End-point is beginning-point. The film becomes a trace, an uneasy series of footsteps following which everyone, looking for others, should find himself. Keeping in mind this ideology of fragments, NECROPOLIS may be considered the place of excess. History, culture, cities are the result of an uninterrupted sublimation, the effect of 'crystallized sins, of accumulating expirations.' A kind of spiritual guerrilla is therefore fought under the banner of utopia and love. The main characters are; Frankenstein, Attila, Montezuma, Heliogabalus, the Bloody Countess Barthory and the Devil. Emblematic situations such as Magic, Religion, Bourgeois warfare, have been chosen at their most poignant charge. All is reduced, never 'told.' What remains is graffiti.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
35mm Rental: $150.00

James Broughton

Golden Positions, The (1970) 16mm, color & b/w, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"A lovely, poetic, humorous and crystal investigation of mankind standing, sitting and lying down." -- John Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle "James Broughton adroitly blends anatomical tableaus and pantomime, simulating everything from sexual harmony to plain everyday desk slump. The cast parades around in jaybird comfort. The picture is funny and ever so wise." -- Howard Thompson, The New York Times "A superb control of the cinema medium with a visual richness and an elegance approached by no other film viewed by the judges." -- Bruce Conner, Maurice Girodias, Arthur Knight, First Erotic Film Festival "THE GOLDEN POSITIONS is a rich, warm, clear statement of humanism. There is no angst, no fragmentation, no overt experimentation. It stands apart from most of the films of the past two decades by its feeling of certainty, positiveness, and completeness. And, most importantly, THE GOLDEN POSITIONS gives us a deep and restful pleasure in the viewing." -- Sheldon Renan

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Summer (1970) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

"A few acres of Maine, a small lake in the woods, wild flowers, clouds, mosses, and mushrooms after the rain. The visual richness is fantastic, the objective eye is absorbing. Burckhardt often cuts by glimpses, the second time you see the film you see twice as much, and each time the power and depth of feeling are new." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

SONIA (1970) VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Sexual fantasy and satanic rites. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

Hart of London (1970) 16mm, color, 79 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Jack Chambers is one of Canada's most famous and greatest living painters. Why then have his films been as neglected as they have been? I feel that it is because his films do not arise as an adjunct to his painting (as is true in the case of most other painter film-makers) but that, rather, Jack Chambers has realized the almost opposed aesthetics of paint and film and has created a body of moving pictures so crucially unique as to fright paint buffery: thus his films have inherited a social position kin to that of the films of Joseph Cornell in this country. The fact is that four films of Jack Chambers have changed the whole history of film, despite their neglect, in a way that isn't possible within the field of painting. There are no 'masters' of film in any significant sense whatsoever. There are only 'makers' of film in the original, or at least medieval, sense of the word. Jack Chambers is a true 'maker' of films. He needs no stance, or standing, for he dances attendance upon the coming-into-being of something recognizably new: (and as all is new, always, one must question the veracity of all works, whatever medium, which beseem everything but that truth)." -- Stan Brakhage. Perception is a sensory communication that occurs at a primary level between organisms; through the skin to the core and back through the skin again into the exterior world. HART OF LONDON is that kind of film.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Pola Chapelle

Matter of Baobab, A -- with one growth (1970) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

International Cast of Actors: Jonas Mekas, from Lithuania, poet and film-maker; Louis Brigante, from Madagascar, poet and publisher; Storm De Hirsch, from Holland, poetess, seer and film-maker; Pola Chapelle, from Tierra del Fuego, singer and motel operator; Adolfas Mekas, from Lapland, basket weaver and film director; Contessa Angela Maria Andrecci di Castiglione, from Italy, opera singer. Music by The Last Judgement.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Four Films on Video: Full Circle, Moon Gates, Circle II, And Tall Arches (Scultpure and Dance) (1970's) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"Circle II is based on one of my 'Forms for Dance' and explores new dimensions in color and spatial relations. The film develops like a fugue with dancers moving through themes that are to be repeated with variation and multiplication.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Sumleo (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural

"Patti-Lee's films are examples of the evanescence of our present culture in sumleo she hits at the basic a movie very hard to take even by myself who have seen it more than xx time the lithunian music the destruction of our own capitals the japanese androgyne and the shots of her vietnam her brother took even jose rodriguez soltero cdnt take it." -- piero heliczer April Fools Day 1970.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Texture Study (1970) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A visual game of Destruction sites.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Patti Lee Chenis

Yogurt Culture (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Animated pen and ink Cartoon space-like drawings on transparent acetate sheets & silver paint superimposed plastic bubble packing material & plastic helmet approaching 3D without the use of 3D glasses. Part of a series of yogurt culture film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Douglas Collins

Stock Exchange Transplant (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

A documentation of earth-artist Dennis Oppenheim removing the ticker-tape and refuse from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and transporting it to the roof of a Park Avenue office building. "... marvelously successful on so many levels, dazzling..." -- David Bourdon, Life Magazine "STOCK EXCHANGE TRANSPLANT is that rare phenomenon, a film that transforms both the medium and its subject into pure art. Its makers have discovered that the Stock Exchange is just so much paper, and paper is just so much fantasy , and fantasy is just so much life." -- John Gruen, New York Magazine. Selection of the Directors'Week Cannes Film Festival 1970.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $55.00

Beverly Conrad

Coming Attractions (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Coming Attractions" looks backward moment into the memories and forward into the future of Francis Francine (who first appeared in Flaming Creatures), an elegantly dowdy transvestite of, and indeed beyond, a certain age. The memories, haunted by a Spirit of Seductions Past suggest a generally lurid life of sumptuous sex and questionable liaisons.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Beverly Conrad

Straight and Narrow (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, music

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight And Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon, not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film the colors which are so illusory in The Flicker are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images which alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Cowan

Earth Song (1970) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

A dance-music-processional hommage to the life force, a unification of nature and man, shot in San Francisco, Yosemite and New Mexico; made on a grant from the Canada Council. --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Memory of the Park (1970) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Sunday afternoon in Washington Square Park, New York City. New York's ethnic hodge podge represented by winos, students, hippies, street musicians, checker players, and uptowners--all interlaced with tourists and children. The soundtrack consists primarily of music recorded in the park. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Davies

Resurrection (1970) 16mm, Regular 8mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism, Spiritual / Mystical

Jesus Christ finds himself resurrected in the Catskills. After walking on water and miraculously healing a blind woman, he instinctly heads south down Route 17 towards civilization, carrying a ten-foot cross on his back. How do eight million New Yorkers react to Him. Jesus goes to Time Square to find out. He's preaching to the multitudes when the police show up. Men of the cloth just turn away. See how Jesus finally copes with reality. Actual documentary footage (nothing staged)."--D. D./B. B. Available on 16mm or standard 8mm.

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

Roger Deutsch

Kitty Corner/Doggie's Daydream (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Environment & Nature

... is an interesting little film, albeit dull and stupid. Ingrid Drake, a nine pound maltese sits near a window, bored silly. As she glances out the window, she sees something. Lo! someone approacheth. A car pulls into the driveway and lets someone out. We pan back to Miss Drake who has lost interest. Back outside, the driver of the car is coming around to the door. Miss Drake flexes a couple of muscles, and watches the two come in the house. She looses interest again. DOGGIE'S DAYDREAM is a different type of film. Abstract. I only put it on the same reel with KITTY CORNER because it was too short for a reel of its own. Also interesting. --J. D. V.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Comedy Vignettes of 1970 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

I made this film with my brother Danny to try and capture our warped sense of humor. What turned out is a series of comedy characters, situations, running gags and satires. We're basically the show with some help from our family pets (2 dogs & cats). The film suffers from a preponderance of oral and anal neuroses. It is highly gross, sometimes clever and it has kept us both limp with laughter. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Proof (1970) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

PROOF is a film so personal that it approaches therapy, but there are certain Devensky preoccupations which become readily apparent to everyone familiar with his work. Perhaps the finest sequence is the investigation of fifty-year-old tombstones in a Jewish cemetary - a scene which bears close resemblance to Devensky's scrutinizing of photographs in other films. Indeed, many of the graves bear photographs of their inhibitants and Devesky imbues the scene with that same romantic nostalgia... PROOF closes with a 2001-style light show and a direct statement of Devensky's evolutionary theory"

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

David Devensky

Beethoven's Chicken (1970) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"... consists of chickens being butchered and hung out on meat hooks, to the accompaniment of the Fifth Symphony. As the film progresses, the imagery mutates from nearly documentary to nearly surreal. An eyeball-clashing scene recalls "Chien Andalou" yet Devensky holds it on-screen much longer than Dali and Bunuel. Finally a chickens' skull is pounded to bits by a hammer. And each time we think (or wish) the final blow has fallen another follows. The camera peeks all the while and one is uncertain of what is more disquiting - the action on the film, or ridged stare of the camera. --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Caterpillars and Ants (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

The apotheosis of Devensky's work is CATERPILLARS AND ANTS which technically resembles a Lumiere film. The camera starts at a man eating caterpillars for the entire running time. The spectacle is so repulsive that the hand-held camera begins to shake wildly, Devensky himself admits that he had to look away during part of the filming. Thus the camera did the looking for him and for us. The experience is quintessentially voyeuristic, as even the filmmaker did not experience first hand what was going on." --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Evolutions's Step (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Devensky's evolutionary theory... is considerably more subtle. The same man as in CATERPILLARS and ANTS is sitting alone in an apartment with an immerse accumulation of debris, listening blackly to a fragile Kreisler-like melody on an old gramophone. During the film the camera peers at him and his junk and even swoops around in lengthy tracking shots. At times it rests solely on close-ups of his craggy face (another Devensky preoccupation). The man begins to freak out as "phantoms" appear and collapses amid the rubble. The melody appears once more and this time he reacts to it. If the film's title indicate a continuation of thinking in "Proof" then what is seen is modern man surrounded by his accumulation of things, at first fulled and insensitive to beauty (the fragile melody) but finally becoming responsive to it after harrowing rite de passage" --Richard Koszarski, New York American

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles W. Drew

Epic Journey of Littleman Small, The (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A silent exercise in symbolism and futility. Littleman Small, a character in mime makeup, enters into and passes thru the town observing and, by his observation, commenting as he observes. --C. W. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Drummond

Slipstrip (1970) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Fred Dummond... represent(s) the best in English independent film. Multi-media, group cooperative, George Landow-influenced, sculpture on film." --Warren Sonbert

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Steven Dwoskin

Times For (1970) 16mm, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

Once upon anytime in a world like now, any man wandered into an island of women. Their succulent presence, like many Circles, drew his fantasy. He follows. He seeks a kingdom, but as I foretold you, we're all spirits, and are melted into air -- thin air -- and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve, and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a track behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep .... TIMES FOR is a larger entry into dream reality. An unfulfilled man renders himself to the unrealized sensuality of four women. In his drifting search he fails and fades in the same loneliness as the women. The film is the reality and a metaphor for the intensities of sexual experience. "... His camera is a never-static instrument of his intrusion into the fantasy/reality of the relationships he is dealing with and forming .... TIMES FOR is one of the few erotic masterpieces." -- program note, National Film Theatre, London

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Arnold Eagle

Easter Island: Puzzle of the Pacific (1970) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ed Emshwiller

Branches (1970) 16mm, black and white, 102 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Featuring Bill Weidner and Connie Brady, BRANCHES was made in a filmmaking workshop at Cornell University during the summer of 1970. The film was improvised around the theme of Branches of Possibilities real or imagined in Bill's pursuit of Connie. It is an attempt to structure a film out of the concerns of the time, using the college environment and student sexual drives as the principles focus. --E. E.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Ed Emshwiller

Carol (1970) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Off and on, Carol and I spent a few days in the woods filming. We got some images of her, some of trees, leaves, twigs and logs. These I combined with sounds from a thumb piano, which were sometimes modified electronically. The results: what seems to me to be a gentle, lyrical film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Film With Three Dancers (1970) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A cine-dance film featuring the dancers Carolyn Carlson, Emery Hermans and Bob Beswick. The trio, first in leotards, then in blue jeans, then naked, pass through rituals of movement. They are shown in stylized, "naturalistic" and abstract images accompanied by stylized, naturalistic and abstract sounds. A series of ways of seeing the dancers. "Best (underground) picture of the year." -- Camille J. Cook, Chicago Sunday Sun-Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #5 (1970) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

From a dance presented at First Unitarian Church in Chicago on March 23, 1969. The title of the dance was "What Are You" -it was choreographed by Korah Erbacher." --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fluxus

Fluxfilm Program (1970) 16mm, color & b/w, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Artype -- Eric Andersen (1) Number 4 -- Yoko Ono (2) Word Movie -- Paul Sharits (3) Sears Catalog 1-3 -- Paul Sharits (4) Entry-Exit -- George Brecht (5) Disappearing Music for Face -- Chieko Shiomi (6) Eyeblink -- Anonymous (7) Opus 74, version 2 -- George Maciunas (8) 10 Feet' -- George Maciunas (9) Trace -- Robert Watts (10) Readymade -- Albert Fine (11) Police Car -- John Cale (12) Smoke -- Joe Jones (13)

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Hollis Frampton

Zorns Lemma (1970) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"In his most important work to date, and the most original new work of cinema I have seen since Brakhage's Scenes From Under Childhood: Part IV. Frampton's film is an exercise in mathematical logic in cinema. Or is it a mechanical logic?... It's about alphabet. It's about the unities of similarities. It's about sameness in a confusion. It's about logic in chance. Its about structure and logic. It's about rhythm. Ah, what a difference between Zorns Lemma and all the 'serious' commercial movies that I occasionally praise!" -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice "... the ultimate Frampton film, so far... he looks back on several of the dialogues his earlier films rehearsed: the tension between words on the screen and concrete images arose in SURFACE TENSION, it explodes here; the cyclic repetitive variations of ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, are less repetitive, less varied, than the alphabetic cycles here; ZORNS LEMMA exaggerates the fixed rhythms of PALINDROME and insists upon the pulse of one second with incredible obdurance... ... At a time when radical uniqueness seems progressively less probable, Hollis Frampton has made a film that is absolutely one of its kind." -- P. Adams Sitney, 1970

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Zygmunt Frankel

Walk/Don't Walk (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Scenes of New York City, gradually growing surrealistic and sad. --Z. F.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Herb Golzmane

American Vacationland/Grub: The Story of Food (1970) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

AMERICAN VACATIONLAND: a satirical happy romp through the joys and pleasures of summer in America. GRUB: Bob and Ray and a coming attraction of a movie spectacular.--H. G.

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Mark Goodman

December Love Song, A (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A silent cinematic song. I encountered a great deal of difficulty in making this film. Many days were spent going out to shoot and coming back without a single frame exposed. Stared filming in December 1969 and completed film in April 1970.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Gottheim

Blues (1970) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A bowl of blueberries in milk, changing light radiant on the berries and on the glazed bowl, the ever more radiant orb of milk transforming into glowing light itself, with a brief shadow coda answering the complex play of shadows. The regular pulses of light framing the looser rhythmus of the spoon, itself a frame. A charging of each of the frame's edges with its own particular energy. Within and without, whites and blues, lines and curves. The pulses of vision, the simple natural processes, lift the spirit.--L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Larry Gottheim

Corn (1970) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A fixed camera companion to FOG LINE. Bright green leaves stripped from ears of corn, and later, the vibrant yellow ears placed steaming in the waiting bowl. Each of these actions inaugurates a period in which one contemplates an image whose steady transformation is barely perceptible--the delicate slow movement of light and shadow, the evolution of subtle steam into the film grain. A meditation on the fragile moments of corn's passage from living sun-nourished plant to food to light image. The mind attempts to grasp duration itself, to distinguish its own creating from its perceiving, but distictions blur in the wholeness of times's and consciousness' flow.--L. G.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Gottheim

Fog Line (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"It is a small but perfect film." -- Jonas Mekas "The metaphor in FOG LINE is so delicately positioned that I find myself receding in many directions to discover its source: The Raw and the Cooked? Analytic vs. Synthetic? Town & Country? Ridiculous and Sublime? One line is scarcely adequate to the bounty which hangs from fog & line conjoined." -- Tony Conrad "FOG LINE is a wonderful piece of conceptual art, a stroke along that careful line between wit and wisdom -- a melody in which literally every frame is different from every preceding frame (since the fog is always lifting) and the various elements of the composition -- trees, animals, vegetation, sky, and, quite importantly, the emulsion, the grain of the film itself -- continue to play off one another as do notes in a musical composition. The quality of the light - the tonality of the image itself -- adds immeasurably to the mystery and excitement as the work unfolds, the fog lifting, the film running through the gate, the composition static yet the frame itself fluid, dynamic, magnificently kinetic." -- Raymond Foery

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Nancy Graves

Gouimime (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

Gouimime, 1970 was filmed in the Sahara. Edited in New York at a ratio of ten to one, the movements of groups of animals in a camel market are related to establish a structural rhythm of body motions. I read Eisenstein. I ignored narrative and documentary possibilities. The sound was both wild and sync on four tracks. It augmented the visual opulence of the final footage. N.G.

16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Red Grooms

Red Grooms' Target Discount Store (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker: Al Kraning. Possibly no other environmental sculpture outside of Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey, has ever attempted to match the herculean and zany scale of a contemporary American discount store! A vived documentation of the construction, painting, and exhibtion of RED GROOMS' TARGET DISCOUNT STORE, made in Minneapolis in the spring of 1970. an unusually intimate observation of Red Grooms working with a group of artists, creating a large scale environmental sculpture, under and in unusaul circumstances. Filmed by Al Kraning, the talented of BANANA TRAPPING and other films. Rated G: deucational and entertaining.--R. G.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Walter Gutman

Circus Girls (1970) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Editing: Mike Kuchar; Musical Advisor: John Duffy. About his life-long love of Circus girls.

Rental: $57.00
16mm Rental: $57.00

Mike Henderson

Dufus (1970) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

"Henderson movies are the first movies in the world to bring the authentic 'talkin blues' tradition into film, THE LAST SUPPER and DUFUS are illustrated funky blues. His films are the best that I've seen anywhere in a long time." --Robert Nelson

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Mike Henderson

Last Supper (1970) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film's concept of the last supper as a hippie orgy is even more blasphemous than Luis Bunuel's shattering recreation of it in VIRIDIANA" --Stanley Eichelbaum, S. F. Examiner

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Leonard M. Henny

Dead End Street? (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Lonnie Ward, an ex-convict and Black Panther, experiences college life in America. He helps found a Black Student Union, which creates a political storm on campus. Later he goes back to the black community to help bring black consciousness to his friends who didn't go to college.

Rental: $33.00
16mm Rental: $33.00

Dick Higgins

Hank and Mary Without Apologies (1970) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film belongs to Higgins' 'hard series', meaning that the formal structure is relatively inflexible. The colors shift from the normal to their complements, producing extraordinary after-images, and this is done to a pulse by means of over 3000 splices to the films. The sound is from a tape recording of the Ray Gun Specs at the Judson Church in 1960, and in which Higgins was one of the featured Happenings artists. --D. H.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jerome Hill

Film Portrait (1970) 16mm, color, 80.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Jerome Hill's film FILM PORTRAIT is one of the key works in the comparatively new genre of the diary film, the autobiographical film. It's a genre of film where the author works basically with the footage that comes from close around his life. By means of this footage, he leads us into the period of the class from which he comes, or into his own ideas. In this particular case, among many other things, through the FILM PORTRAIT, Jerome Hill leads us into a social background that is not only very uniquely American but which also is about the least documented in cinema-at least not as genuinely as Jerome Hill does it in his film: the life, the feeling, and the style of the well-to-do American class at the beginning of the century. Specifically, the film deals with the family of James J. Hill, the family that built the railroads of America, and the development of Jerome Hill himself as a Young Man and an Artist. Since the period dealt with in this film coincides with the development of Cinema as a Young Art, and the development of the Avantgarde Film as a form of cinema, FILM PORTRAIT becomes also a film about the art of cinema and a film about the Avantgarde Film... It's about the liberation of an artist from the bonds of his family, his class, the fashionable art styles, and one thousand other bonds: a liberation through cinema..." --Jonas Mekas

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Will Hindle

Saint Flournoy Lobos-Logos And The Eastern Europe Fetus Taxing Japan Brides In West Coast Places ... (1970) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Presaging details and intent of the Charles Manson's cult and actions was not meant to be one of this film's greater attributes. It was, however, filmed uncannily months before the facts were known. The resemblance is oblique. The film: the mysticism of a "calling," a journey to be made, a vision in mid-desert to behold and oneness with it all. Filmed in Death Valley.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Takahiko Iimura

Film Strips I (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

As suggested earlier, the best work of Iimura's middle period is characterized by increasingly formal concerns, concerns most effectively demonstrated by Film Strips I and II (1967-70). Each straddles the normal distinction between narrative and abstract film by presenting imagery which, though clearly representational, is not identifiable because of the formal effects of the processes Iimura used. What is most exciting about Film Strips II is the fact that the complex, untried process Iimura developed to make the film resulted in an experience which is not only interesting visually, but which is implicitly a powerful record of a painful time and a warning about the future. Because of the speed with which the imagery tumbles through the center of the frame at the beginning of the film, the viewer may not even realize that photographed images are involved. Instead, a pulsating center of energy seems to go through a kind of fission process. Though the imagery does grow increasingly recognizable as blacks, policemen, signs, flags, and so forth, the viewer cannot tell that as specific an event as a riot in Detroit is involved. Instead, the violent images appear to record a wide range of social and political conflicts." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April, 1978

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Film Strips II (1970) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Buddha Again (a. k. a. Cosmic Buddha) (1970) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Originally filmed in 8mm a little stone-made Buddha in a temple of Katmandu, the film strip in ten seconds was projected as a loop, and then the screen w as refilmed many times in 16mm at different speeds (frames per second). The original 8mm footage has been greatly expanded through refilming in 16mm. The rhythmic manipulation of "flying Buddha" in the air is realized.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Chair & Blinking, A (1970) DVD NTSC, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

One of the earliest minimalist video with flicker effects was produced as a pair piece in Tokyo in early 1970s. First, a chair with its shadow flickers while synchronizing with white noise on a TV monitor. Second, another flickering video with eyes, which super-impose the positive over the negative, open and close rapidly. At the same time the "blind" effects of video fast-forwarding accelerates/decelerates the picture synchronized with the sound. --T. I.

Rental: $50.00 sale price: 70.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

Kiri (Fog) (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm, blow up from Regular 8mm. Almost entirely white scenes in which faintly seen trees are restlessly blown by wind through fog, and then suddenly disappear into a pure white. Is a landscape film in the tradition of San-Sui-Ga (Japanese style of black and white landscape drawing) and is a kind of haiku film as well.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Helene Kaplan

Pluto Version 1 (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The ultimate Walt Disney dog marking time. The bigger the screen the better. Dream machine and time machine.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Max Katz

Jim the Man (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

JIM THE MAN is a new kind of American film with violent montage effects, starkly beautiful photography and a unique story construction that ends in a startling eruption of psychological images. It tells the story of Jim Curtiss, a man now detached from reality. His fantasies and realities are out of connection; he struggles to join his dreamlife with his realife; he goes through a series of adventures which underline his isolation. He is an emblem of the lonely bachelor threading his way though the city. --M. K.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Marjorie Keller

Backsection (1970) , min

The oppression of angles... the trap. The family goes to the newlyweds' college graduation. I had the blues. 1970, Sommerville, Mass. --M. K.

Rental: $20.00

Nancy Kendall

Almira 38 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 19.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

With Gay Delanghe. ... a dance poem, a tribute to a woman who sought a freedom, an abstract film in Michigan Gothic.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Kuchar

Pagan Rhapsody (1970) 16mm, color, 23.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Since this was Jane and Lloyd's first big acting roles, I made the music very loud so it would sweep them to stardom. She once hurt Bob Cowan's back by sitting on it so this time I had her laying on his stomach. Donna Kerness was pregnant during her scenes but her stomach was kept pretty much in shadow and it's not noticeable. My stomach was the same as always except it contained more mocha cake than usual since that type of cake was usually around when I filmed in Brooklyn Heights. Being that the picture was made in the winter, there are no outdoor scenes because it's too cold and when the characters have to suddenly flee a tense situation, it's too time consuming to have them put on a coat and gloves. Originally not scheduled as a tragedy, things swiftly changed as the months made me more and more sour as I plummet down that incinerator shaft I call my life.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Michael Kuchar

Tales of the Bronx (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

From the elephant house of Bronx Zoo to the eight story tall Tabonga Terrace apartments on Sedgwich Avenue, living Mammals scream for their place in the Sun and drop heavy brown excretions in pots of porcelain that splash and clog and suck like huge toothless mouths on the lily-white mounds that lower into the hollow half submerged ovals, creating stagnant damp vacuums that cling and grab.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Owen Land

Remedial Reading Comprehension (1970) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

Two kinds of material are used: 1) Material in the tradition of the "psycho-drama" or "personal film"; 2) Material of the sort used in industrial, educational, or advertising film. Questions are raised about the necessity of using acceptably "artistic" material to make a work of art, as well as about the relationships between "personal" and "impersonal" works. "One of the ways that REMEDIAL READING COMPREHENSION works is in the degree of filmic distance which each image has in the film. Distance here refers to the degree of awareness on the part of the viewer that the image he is watching is a film image, rather than 'reality.' [Land's] film does not try to build up an illusion of reality, to combine the images together with the kind of spatial or rhythmic continuity that would suggest that one is watching 'real' people or objects. It works rather toward the opposite end, to make one aware of the unreality, the created and mechanical nature, of film." -- Fred Camper, Film Culture

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Gloria Laskowich

Killing Time (1970's) 16mm, color & b/w, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In black & white and color, in reality & fantasy, a female relates ambivalently to the males around her." --G. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Standish Lawder

Eleven Different Horses (1970) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Made from some footage I shot on a family vacation way back in 1949. It features my brother Doug and a horse whose name I've forgotten. A circular cybernetic study film. "A visual statement of compelling subtlety." -- James Broughton Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY. Award: Indiana State University Film Festival, 1970

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Standish Lawder

Corridor (1970) 16mm, black and white, 22.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Music by Terry Riley. Sound for prologue by Stan Lawder. CORRIDOR took two years to make. It is my best film. "... an extraordinary exercise in visual polyphony ... the pyrotechnic surface is exfoliated with Hegelian relentlessness from an elemental formal core ... the many are no less the many for being inescapably the One." -- Sheldon Nodelman "CORRIDOR is a marvelous meld of music and cinematic tension that maintains a visual excitement throughout with its constant exploration of horizontal and rectilinear patterns, chiaroscuros and deep grains, pulsating double and negative exposures, and constant tracking shots of a nude figure standing at the end of a long, close corridor. A first-rate piece of work that has to be seen to be appreciated. CORRIDOR is a film of which any filmmaker would be rightly proud." -- James Childs, New Haven Register

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Standish Lawder

Necrology (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In NECROLOGY, a 12-minute film, in one continuous shot he films the faces of a 5:00 PM crowd descending via the Pan Am building escalators. In old-fashioned black and white, these faces stare into the empty space, in the 5:00 PM tiredness and mechanical impersonality, like faces from the grave. It's hard to believe that these faces belong to people today. The film is one of the strongest and grimmest comments upon the contemporary society that cinema has produced." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "Several short films (at the Ann Arbor Film Festival) seemed notably successful in the creation of special effects. Among these was NECROLOGY, by Standish Lawder, an eleven-minute panning of the camera down what seemed an endless stairway, upon which people stood motionless and glum. These circumstances, plus the constant idea of the title, gave a haunting suggestion of people on their eventless way to hell. I was told later that the film was made with a stationary camera trained on a down escalator, and then the film was run backwards. A long, humorous 'cast of characters' at the end ... seemed to me to destroy a desirable mood, but it certainly pleased the crowd ...." -- Edgar Daniels, New Cinema Review "Without doubt, the sickest joke I've ever seen on film." -- Hollis Frampton Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Standish Lawder

Colorfilm (1970) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"COLORFILM is the ultimate consummate self-referential film, in color yet!" -- Henry Kissinger

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Standish Lawder

Dangling Participle (1970) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Found Footage

Organ Music by Bruce Lieberman. Made entirely from old classroom instructional films, DANGLING PARTICIPLE offers a wealth of practical advice on contemporary sexual hang-ups and where they come from. "The funniest underground film I've ever seen." -- Sheldon Renan "Dynamite!" -- Gene Stavis Award: Honorable Mention, Bellevue Film Festival

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Standish Lawder

Roadfilm (1970) 16mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Music by the Beatles. A spectacularly silly film of animated outrageousness. Why not do it in the road? Award: Ninth Foothill Int'l Independent Filmmakers' Exposition, 1970

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Berlin Horse (1970) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

BERLIN HORSE is a synthesis of a number of works which explore the transformation of the image by re-filming from the screen and by complex printing techniques. There are two original sequences: a piece of early newsreel and a section of 8mm film shot in Berlin -- a village in North Germany. The 8mm material is refilmed in various ways from the screen onto 16mm and that in turn used for permutative superimposition and color treatment in the printer. The music is composed for the film by Brian Eno and like elements of the image, explores off-setting loops with each other so that their phases shift. --M. L. G.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Howard Lester

Airplane Glue, I Love You (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy

An absurd comedy about a 30-year old ex-professional airplane builder who by mistake gets put in sixth grade. The film is a documentary about his new life style. Winner at several national and regional film festivals. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Charles I. Levine

Horseopera ( A Western) (1970) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Structural

I have used individual shots as loops to achieve a visually harmonic form, in which a variation of particular actions is made to produce a rhythmic structure .... The whole panorama of the winning of the West is at hand from horse and wagon to great railroad locomotives that charge across the plains and mountains relentlessly, always watched by the Indians. Stereotyped characters and actions are transformed and become larger than life, building blocks for a plastic mosaic. Epic conflict is in motion between good and evil ... the bad guys kill, rape and plunder both the land and the people, nothing is beneath them and they will not let anyone stand in their way. Their greed is unquenchable. "HORSEOPERA is an original and interesting film ...." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Cerebrally engrossing - near perfect." -- Aaron Hauptman, Queens College News

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Robin Lloyd

Dan Basen (1970) color, 12 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Portrait of an artist as Apollo, sacrificial lamb, paranoid schizophrenic, and suicide. NY, NY 1970

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Lovell

Judy's Face (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Originally filmed in 8mm and then enlarged to 16mm size. One continuous 'shot' divided into two nearly equal sections; each section duplicated 3 times and then combined in an arithmetic progression of alternating order separated with varying lengths of clear and opaque leader. Taking a random section and breaking it down into its base components and then restructuring the parts into a new whole (:comprehension). --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Meltzer

Ages 9 To 12 (1970) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"That's the reading age, it's a reading film of film credits from movies shown on TV (there hasn't been a movie in 65 yrs which lived up to the credits which preceded it). Such names are featured as George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lew Ayres (in "Hold 'Em Navy"), Anna Magnini (that Italian hot potato), W.C. Fields (in the one with the talking dog), Robert Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming. Bela Lugosi is in there somewhere too." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara Meter

From the Exterior (1970) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

In From the Exterior, Barbara Meter invokes one of the most abiding and contentious issues in film: that of the camera as a voyeur. She points her hand-held camera at the occupants of houses in night-time Amsterdam, where windows are large and curtains left open. Meter teasingly arouses our voyeuristic impulses while simultaneously frustrating them. To overcome this frustration we must confront those impulses in arriving at a full appreciation of the formal complexities that the film has to offer. The rooms flattened-out, partly because Meter uses a telephoto lens and because the spaces are not entered and opened-up by the camera, but always seen frontally, from a distance. This flattening-out emphasizes the quality of screens within screens and screens upon screens. Thus, the viewer finds him/herself perceiving the objects in the room in terms of receding planes, like the cardboard scenery in a Victorian toy theatre.

Otto Muehl

Materialaktionsfilme (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: soundtrack playable only on magnetic sound projector. First section (4 minutes) has no sound. If magnetic soundtrack cannot be played, filmmaker suggests film be run at soundspeed (24fps) on any projector: for sound, play a recording of Brahms' First Symphony. "Wehreteuchtigung' (military- training) (1967): drill-actions by the Direct Art group, with material. /'Amore' (1968): a masochrist is continuously beaten with a leather belt, dead rabbit and material. /'Sodoma' (Vienna, 1968-70): 1. Campagnereiterclub; 2. Libi-68; 3. Sensibility; 4. Scheisskerl."- Progressive Art Productions.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

M.J. Paggie

Quietus (1970) 16mm, black and white, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"is a symbolic examination of the artist's role in society and the role of society (the audience) in art. Good camera work...." T.S. Tillotson

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Craig S. Ramby

Graveyard, The (1970) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Craig S. Ramby

Walk In (1970) 16mm, color, 15.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Georges Rey

La Vache Qui Rumine (1970) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Reymon Rodriguez

El Cordon (1970) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kenny Schneider

Comic Sutra (1970) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mitchell L. Silver

Face in the Salad, The (1970) 16mm, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty (1970) 16mm, DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, VHS NTSC, color, 34.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture

This film, made by the artist, Robert Smithson, with the assistance of Virgina Dwan, Dwan Gallery & Douglas Christmas, Director, Ace Gallery, (the aforementioned Dwan & Christmas also assisted Smithson financially with the making of the Spiral Jetty), is a poetic and process minded film depicting a "portrait" of his renouned earth work -- The Spiral Jetty, as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. A voice-over by Smithson reveals the evolution of the Spiral Jetty. Sequences filmed in a natural history museum are integrated into the film featuring prehistoric relics that illustrate themes central to Smithson's work. A one minute section is filmed by Nancy Holt for inclusion in the film as Smithson wanted Holt to shoot the "earth's history". This idea came from a quote Smithson found ... "the earth's history seems at times like a story recorded in a book each page of which is torn into small pieces. Many of the pages and some of the pieces of each page are missing". Smithson and Holt drove to the Great Notch Quarry in New Jersey, where he found a facing about 20 feet high. He climbed to the top and through handfuls of ripped pages from books and magazines over the edge of the facing as Holt filmed it.

16mm Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00
DVD PAL Sale: $400.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $400.00

Michael Snow

Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film (1970) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Barry Spinello

Colored Relations (1970) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Comedy, Hand-processed

Handmade sound and image; light, colorful, humorous. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Six Loop-Paintings (1970) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

In SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS, as in SOUNDTRACK, sound and image are hand applied directly on to 16mm clear leader. The image at a given instant is repeated both on the image track and soundtrack, so that the viewer is visualizing the image he is hearing. However, unlike SOUNDTRACK, the images and sounds in SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS are not painted; they are made by cutting to size and pasting acetate self-adhesive patterns (Micotape and Zipatone) directly onto the clear film. Each pattern yields a distinct sound. Patterns of lines yield square wave sounds; patterns of dots yield sine wave sounds; patterns of diamonds yield sawtooth wave sounds, etc. The finer the pattern, the higher pitched the tone. The further spaced the pattern, the deeper the tone .... I especially recommend SIX LOOP-PAINTINGS to those interested in the texture of sound and image, and in the ways sound and image can relate to each other. Exhibition: KING-TV, Seattle; on tour with the American Institute of the Arts' New American Filmmakers Series.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barry Spinello

Variations On A 7-Second Loop-Painting (1970) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

The "theme," a seven-second loop-painting (actually closer to eight), is repeated seven times in succession before the title appears. Then, using an optical printer, the variations start. After each variation the original theme is repeated once. The variations involve step-printing, repetitions and optical manipulations. They very closely follow the original theme.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara/David Stone

Companeras Y Companeros (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dave Stone

In Springtime (1970) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Mosori Monika (1970) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

An expressive documentary about women in the Third World. This is an ethnographic film about two cultures that have encountered one another. The Spanish Franciscan Missionaries went to Venezuela in 1945 to "civilize" the Warao Indians, who live in the swamps on the Orinoco River Delta. Before the missionaries came, the Waraos lived in relative isolation and were little affected by the outside world. The relationship between the Indians and the missionaries is simple on the surface, but it is manifested in a complex change of techniques, values and life style which have indelibly altered the Warao vision of life. The acculturation is presented from two viewpoints. A nun tells how the Indians lived when the missionaries arrived and what the nuns have done to "improve" conditions, both spiritually and materially. An old Warao Indian woman tells what she feels has been the important experiences in her life. The two viewpoints are structured in counterpoint so that the deeper aspects of the juxtaposition of the modern culture over the old becomes apparent through the revelations of the two women. Exhibition: SF Int'l Film Festival; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; American Anthropology Meetings, NY; Women's Film Festival, NY.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Don Symanski

Rayloom (1970) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Film Form No. 1 (1970) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"A hypnotic dance film of colors, dancers, forms and music all sweeping through the tv tube eye, mixed together into a flow of female bodies and colors, a brilliant study of color printing from black and white. " S.V. "The mysterious, gracefully repeated dancer of Stan Vanderbeek's Film Form No. 1 puts the video film in a perspective that makes the mere ordering of space for a few minutes seem reason enough for the whole perilous business of reducing time and movement to anything so substantial as film or tape." Roger Greenspun

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00"

Stan Vanderbeek

Found Film No. 1 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A nit-witty film-flam -slap-strack-collage of tempting TVee tits and bits, lest we forget the steady drone of TVee spots, running together the non-such nonsense of social surrealism" S.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jon Voorhees

Patience (1970) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"For Anne Kofke. 1970 Summer diary. The first of my own work to truly enrapture my imagination of the incredible possibilities for expression contained within film." J.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jon Voorhees

Shovelling (1970) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"...first shot on 8mm, then refined on 16mm. Loop variations of a man shoveling snow. Good use of film grain. In this film (as in Gehr's REVERBARATION) The film image qualities merge almost unrecognizably with the video image qualities. SHOVELING is good to look at." Jonas Mekas

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Anthony Weymouth

Children's Fable, A (1970) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Three children, inspired by a television program, dress up and set out in search of the Holy Grail. From their frightening adventure emerges a parable of racial confrontation and moral rebirth."--A.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bud Wirtschafter

Glance (1970) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

For side-by-side dual-projection. A two-reel split-screen piece.

"A two screen enviormental audience participation experience concerning two people and their thought processes. " B.W.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jud Yalkut

Aquarian Rushes (1970) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Directed and edited by Jud Yalkut. Camera: Jud Yalkut, Jeni Engel, Marty Topp. Video origination: Ira Schneider, Carl Goldberg, David Cort. Sound mix: Ted Wolff. Color by A-One. "Comprises film and videotape from the August (1969) epic freak-out in New York State (White Lake- "Woodstock") with all the groups you can name, and a cast of half a million. Unlike the Rolling Stones films shown on British television, this is full-color and the techniques are more imaginative and acid-based than the Stones film, good as that was." -- Alex Gross, London "International Times." Selected for the Montreal International Festival of Film in 16mm at the Museé des Beaux Arts; the Encounter With The American Cinema at Sorrento, Italy, 1970 (Selection of Martin Scorcese); and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris American Underground Film Weekend. Silent version premiered in 1969, accompanied by video and light show, in the extended opening program of Global Village in New York City.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Nancy Graves

200 Stills at 60 Frames (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

In 1970 Graves made the first of five films. Each one was preceded by travel and research, and though the images are "representational", the films are fundamentally abstract in their exploration of color, light, form, and surface. She considered 200 Stills at 60 Frames and Goulimine, her earliest films about the camel, as study projects.

16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Doris Chase

Full Circle: The Work of Doris Chase (1970) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A documentary focusing on Doris Chase's creative process. A pioneering filmmaker of expanded cinema and early computer technology. Produced by Elizabeth Woods.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Barry Gerson

Group V: Endurance, Remembrance, Metamorphosis (1970) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

DVD NTSC Rental: $250.00

Lar Tusb

Mick Jagger's Asshole and Penis (1970) 35mm, b&w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

"I was just walking down the street (Mercer and West 3rd in New York, New York) when I saw this guy throwing films out the window. Lots of excellent footage I tell you! The part with the dying babies is un-effin-believable!" -LT

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Tobe Carey

Two Woodstock Hippie Films (1970-1975) DVD, color, 47 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, personal/diary/journal

From the archives of the late 1960's and early 1970's comes this period piece. A combination of two 16mm experimental films, "The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution", and "Family Astrology".

The True Light Beaver Film: After the Revolution - 13 minutes, 1970
This program provides an intimate glimpse into communal ways and ritual at the height of the counter culture. Includes cameo appearances by Abbie Hoffman and Paul Krassner of Yippie! fame.

Family Astrology - 34 minutes, 1975
A look at hippie family life at its fullest through a lens of astrology. Life with chickens, music and much more.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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