Adolfo Arrieta

Adventures of Sylvia Couski, The (1972) 16mm, color, 85.5 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Music, Queer / Bi / Trans

This film is a musical comedy, or maybe a fairy tale... Everything reduced to the surface as in the paintings of the Primitive School, as in dreams, as in musical comedies... A story as a pretext for a series of portraits, and a series of portraits as a pretext for an invented story in an invented city (Paris), a city of transvestites trying to relive the Belle Epoque of festivities and art... "I saw Arrieta's film last June, in Toulon. It was made in Paris so I thought it was French and I was surprised to see a French film recording the world of the transvestite because this subject has been a tabu in modern (new) French cinema. Later I found out that Arrieta was Spanish, from Madrid, and that Paris was only one of his stations. "French or Spanish -- I found Arrieta's film compelling, informative, entertaining, and beautiful. As I said, its subject is the Paris transvestite scene and it's depicted with the flair of Jack Smith, the directness of Andy Warhol, and the special tenderness of Arrieta. I salute the Poet." -- Jonas Mekas, February, 1975.

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Scott Bartlett

1970 (1972) 16mm, color, 29.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, History

Financed by the American Film Institute. A dramatic absorbing autobiographical film in the form of an interior documentary, 1970 is a multiplexed portrait of a moment in time: the San Francisco sub- culture of the 1960s. A lasting testament to a time we will never forget. --FILMEX.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Scott Bartlett

Medina (1972) 16mm, color, 14.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An extraordinary, lucid and lyrical documentary of Morocco, unique in that it conveys both the exterior and interior values of the country. ... the richest, boldest and most subtly disciplined evocation of a place that I have ever seen on film. It is as if all the impulse toward lyrical pattern had found an objective correlative in the walls, the steps, the tiles, the dense calligraphic decoration, the shaded windows and veiled eyes of the city. -- Roger Greespun, New York Times.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

Time and a Half (1972) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Twenty-four hours in the life of a factory worker.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bryce Bond

Minority By Choice (1972) 16mm, black and white, 24.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A Cinema Arts production. MINORITY BY CHOICE is not a sociological comment on our times. The Bowery people have existed since civilized man... in one society or another. From the camera's point of view MINORITY BY CHOICE gives us one of the few moments of face to face contact with our derelict society. In commentary there is little to be said for or against these souls... once respectable, able-bodied men and women, who were a part of every man who strove for his place in the sun. The "minority" have found theirs... not at the top of society's ladder but at the bottom. It is after all the same sun that shines on us all... the same ladder, except they choose to stand on the bottom rung... where ultimate oblivion strikes first.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

Eye Myth Educational Print (1972) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

The source of this film is almost 8 seconds long. I've printed the original film, then signed it (denoting completion) and then added 4 more 'runs' of it (for study purposes), the 1st 'run thru' printing every frame 4 times, the second three, then two, then one again. Each of these repetitions of the film has a frame or two (within it) held slightly longer than the others (to sharpen the wits and keep the rhythm from dulling sensibilities); but otherwise they are exactly the same order of frames as in the original EYE MYTH. I sign the whole of it at the end again. Children tend to like this film very much; I thought this study version would be particularly appropriate for classroom purposes because the techniques involved are available to children for making their own hand-drawn and painted films. All any teacher would have to do would be to provide the children with strips of clear or black leader (often available free from local film labs) and/or discarded film which can be painted-over or otherwise transformed.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Presence, The (1972) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

... reflects some sight of Insect as Being. The Imagined aura and environment of a beetle creates a 'world' wherein this solitary insect may simply be seen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Process, The (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

LIGHT was primary in my consideration. All senses of 'process' are (to me) based primarily on 'thought-process'; and 'thought-process' is basedprimarily on 'memory re-call'; and that, as any memory process (all process finally) is electrical (firing of nerve connection) and expresses itself most clearly as a 'back-firing' of nerve endings in the eye which DO become visible to us (usually eyes closed) as 'brain movies'--as Michael McClure calls them. When we are not reconstructing 'a scene' (re-calling something once seen), then we are watching (on the 'screen' of closed eye-lids) the very PROCESS itself...

Rental: $34.00
16mm Rental: $34.00

Stan Brakhage

Riddle of Lumen, The (1972) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The classical riddle was meant to be heard, of course. Its answers are contained within its questions; and on the smallest piece of itself this possibility depends upon SOUND -- 'utterly,' like they say... the pun is its pivot. Therefore, my RIDDLE OF LUMEN depends upon qualities of LIGHT. All films do, of course. But with THE RIDDLE OF LUMEN, 'the hero' of the film is light/itself. It is a film I'd long wanted to make -- inspired by the sense, and specific formal possibilities, of the classical English language riddle... only one appropriate to film and, thus, as distinct from language as I could make it.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Stan Brakhage

Sexual Meditation: Faun's Room, Yale (1972) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

This is the third of the SEXUAL MEDITATION series, might also be seen as a triangular portrait of Julia, P. Adams Sitney and Jane Brakhage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Sexual Meditation: Hotel (1972) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film takes its cues from that ultimate situation of SEX MED./masturbation -- the loft-and-lonely hotel room. It is thus easily twice the length and complexity of any previous of any previous film in this series.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Sexual Meditation: Office Suite (1972) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Evolves from several years observation of the sexual energy which charges the world of business.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Shores of Phos: A Fable, The (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps Phos = Light, but then I did also want that word within the title which would designate PLACE, as within the nationalities of 'the fabulous'--a specific country of the imagination with tangible shores, etc. The film adheres strictly to the ordinary Form of the classical fable. This print is FADED.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Wold Shadow, The (1972) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps 'Wold' because the word refers to forests which poets later made plains, and because the word also contains the rustic sense to kill--this then my laboriously painted vision of the god of the forest.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Brand

Moment (1972) 16mm, black and white, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A view of a gas station is seen from inside, behind a multi-paneled tire ad display. In a 2.5 minute sequence, a simple series of normal gas station events is seen intermittently through the opening display. This sequence is then divided and rearranged 7 times in reverse order. Each time the divisions are greater in number (smaller in size) until finally the film appears to move smoothly backwards, divided by a single frame. The inspiration for the film as well as the title is derived from information theory. There, a 'moment' is defined as the shortest duration at which no distinction can be made between units of information. This work is a demonstration and exploration of the line between human information and machine information. It dynamically reveals film's basic unit, the frame.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bill Brand

Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A simple home movie of a cat is reprocessed through a 'Zip-a-tone' dot pattern making a complex of layers. In combination with freeze frames, positive and negative, and color motion, this work attempts to visually construct a system of overlays like those in Baroque musical composition.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Richard Brick

House Construction Home Movie, The (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Time-lapse documentary which compressed five months of house construction in northern Vermont, from foundation concrete to metal roofing, into a fast moving short, featuring virtuoso banjo soundtrack by Eric Weissberg. Diplome d'Excellence, Festival International du Cineka en 16mm de Montral, 1972; Screened at S. F. Art Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Built Environment Film Festival of Columbia U. Grad. Schl. of Architecture, 1973; Televised by Vermont ETV (San Francisco), and by B. R. T., Flemish Network in Brussels

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Dreamwood (1972) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"DREAMWOOD is James Broughton's major work to date. It is a modern day spiritual odyssey in which a man is mysteriously compelled to leave his home and embark on a voyage to a strange and magical island. On the island he faces the most improbable and intense experiences of his life, ranging from total humiliation to a deep sense of oneness with the forces of life. Heroic in concept, subtle in execution, DREAMWOOD is a beautiful film by a true master of the medium." -- David Bienstock "DREAMWOOD is Broughton's finest film." -- Jerome Hill "No single film in the whole of the American avant-garde comes as close as this one to the source of the trance film, Cocteau's Blood of a Poet." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Doldrums (1972) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

"The New Jersey Turnpike and downtown New York in rain and shine. Trailer trucks, overpasses, and industrial wastes become natural wonders. The stream of trucks is often gay, buts sometimes ominous. After a thunderstorm, the pike gives way to charming and sexy shoppers on 14th St. Real sounds and wonderful color." -- Edmund Leites

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Silvestre Byrón

Deliciosas munequitas perfumadas (1972) VHS NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A beauty and ironical TV advertising model. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Los anos dorados (1972) VHS NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A glamour exercise. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Point Blank (1972) VHS NTSC, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Three short and urban stories. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Roberta Cantow

Autostop (1972) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A dramatization of a female hitch-hiker's experience with one ride. The possibility for compassion is confused with fear as the seemingly ailing motorist reaches out for understanding and human contact. Innocence transforms into another kind of knowledge. "In oblique improvised style, a chance roadside pick-up of a hitch-hiking girl in AUTOSTOP is developed by Roberta Cantow into a touching evocation of the bittersweet fantasies of the girl and the bearded, seemingly ailing motorist who's grasping for momentary affection." -- A. H. Weiler, NEW YORK TIMES

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tobe J. Carey

True Light Beaver Film: After The Revolution, The (1972) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Family

A fantasy/documentary home-movie. The True Light Beavers go through some changes with help from their friends. Original music by The Montgomeries.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

Those Memory Years (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"Hey, that's a funny film." -- Janet Sternberg "Some woman! Like a railway station." (from the French) -- Louis Marcorelles.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Music by William O. Smith. Choreography by Mary Stanton. A dance/sculpture film that explores new dimensions in color and space. The film develops like a fugue with dancers moving through themes that are repeated with variation and multiplication.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Circles II Variation II (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. A dance/sculpture film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II (1972) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A Persian Rug (1969) filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the 'The Sufis' by Indries Shaf. PORTRET (1970): A portrait of Eric de Kuyper. T. C. ARIA (1970) For R. B. and G. M. Filmed in Diesntis, Switzerland. LIJN II (1972): "The content and the form seem to define each other... It's like seeing the illusion form as you watch." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, Summer 1981

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

Scenes From New York City Transit (1972) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Portrays the loneliness and alienation subway riders experience in the dirt and graffitti laden New York City subway. Screeching cars, pulsing escalators and moving platforms, nervous and stressed riders as they wait interminably or as they surge forward to compete for a seat during rush hour. The underground claustrophobia is finally relieved as the trains emerge above the ground and rattle to the end of the line. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Video Journal II From Grandma's House To Bar Mitzvah (1972) VHS NTSC, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Video autobiography from age six to thirteen. Scenes and narrative shot on location, ending with a video transfer of the actual 16mm film footage of the artist's elaborate wartime Bar Mitzvah.

Rental: $100.00

George George Csicsery

Ceremony (1972) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

CEREMONY is an occult fairy tale played out in a fantasy world between the mundane and the supernatural. The Sleeping Beauty quest is transposed to late 1960s - early 1970s Northern California with a subplot that becomes a proto-ecological visual commentary on the complex inter-relationships between nature and technology. The film describes environments as an esthetic frontier between the desirable and the intolerable. In some places the metaphor is blatant through interpretations of sculptures, close-ups of computer innards and architecture. The story is populated by mysterious beings who can't seem to find each other, either in the real life play they are performing, or in the dreamworld where we frequently watch them trying to sort out what's real and what isn't.---G. P. C.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Agrippa Depaula

Voodoo Grandmother Djatassi (1972) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is a body and earth, heart-beats in motion and stillness of heat - an expression of a human existence for cure. Yoseph shot by his feelings of a total presence after a long stay with the Djatassi tribe in Africa. He turned "reality" inside out and held it raw. I saw the most invisible of the most different and strange modes being most familiar and common with our own. A wholesome film, beautiful color of fluent images in a masterful pulse and pause.. and an example of a lean work of art." --Rafique Azzouny, U-P Screen

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

I Wish I Could Shimy Like My Sister Kate (1972) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Free -- only if requested with 3 other titles. Old maids of the "gay 90s" lament over Sister Kate's Shimmy. In the end they find that the shimmy is also possible for them! All synchronized to music's rhythm + words." --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

David Devensky

Vampeer (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

VAMPEER is told through a color mist and floating vales. A non-narrative film in the tradition of the Weber-Watson "Fall of the House of Usher" (1928) VAMPEER retains all the genre clichesbut uses them atmospherically. It is a Gothic, surrealistic study in color and light. --D. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ed Emshwiller

Thermogenesis (1972) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A film version of a videotape. In it my drawings are animated and colorized by using computers. Walter Wright and Richard Froeman were on the computers. John Godfrey helped with the video editing. I did the sound score. The original tape was done on 2" high-band color videotape, two computers, a Paik-Abe video-synthesizer, with studio chroma-keying and multi-generation video editing. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Scape-Mates (1972) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Hand-processed

A film version of videotape involving two dancers in an environment created by computer animation of my artwork. Featuring dancers Emery Hermans and Sarah Shelton who themselves are at times transformed by video computers. Walter Wright and Richard Froman were on the computers. John Godfrey helped with the video editing. I did the sound score. The original tape was done on 2" high-band color videotape, two computers, a Paik-Abe video-synthesizer, with studio chroma-keying and multi-generation video editing. --E. E.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Shirley Erbacher

Dance #8 (1972) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

An evocation of my tree. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Shirley Erbacher

Kyle (1972) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

A pre-adolescent being. --S. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Victor Faccinto

Filet of Soul (1972) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: erotic

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30 DVD NTSC

Focus Pocus Film Squad (Howard Lester et al)

Focus Pocus Scholastic Teaser Reel (Lester Et All) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Three amusing tidbits: (a) A documentary on Film-making by Magic. (b) A lesson on using mix-room sound dummies. (c) A documentary on a hot-dog/falafel stand. Of particular interest (and possibly required viewing) for film students and lovers of falafel."--H.L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Hollis Frampton

Hapax Legomena (Complete) (See Separate Prints) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 202.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $325.00
16mm Rental: $325.00

Hollis Frampton

Apparatus Sum (Studies For Magellan #1) (1972) 16mm, color, 2.30 min

Genre: Experimental

A brief lyric film of death, which brings to equilibrium a single reactive image from a roomful of cadavers.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Ordinary Matter (Hapax Legomena V) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 36.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A vision of a journey, during which the eye of the mind drives headlong through Salisbury Cloister (a monument to enclosure), Brooklyn Bridge (a monument to connection), Stonehenge (a monument to the intercourse between consciousness and LIGHT)... visiting along the way diverse meadows, barns, waters where I now live; and ending in the remembered cornfields of my childhood. The soundtrack annexes, as mantram, the Wade-Giles syllabary of the Chinese language.

Rental: $72.00
16mm Rental: $72.00

Hollis Frampton

Poetic Justice (Hapax Legomena II) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 31.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"In (POETIC JUSTICE), Frampton presents us with a 'scenario' of extreme complexity in which the themes of sexuality, infidelity, voyeurism are 'projected' in narrative sequence entirely through the voice telling the tale--again it is the first person singular speaking, however, in the present tense and addressing the characters as 'you,' 'your lover,' and referring to an 'I.' We see, on screen, only the physical aspect of a script, papers resting on a table...and the projection is that of a film as consonant with the projection of the mind."--Annette Michelson.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Hollis Frampton

Public Domain (1972) 16mm, black and white, 14.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media

"In PUBLIC DOMAIN...(Frampton) recapitulates cinema's infancy in a series of direct quotes from such notable primitive works as RECORD OF A SNEEZE (FRED OTT'S SNEEZE) and SANDOW FLEXING HIS MUSCLES, two 1894 Edison kinetoscopic shorts, as well as literal pieces of cinematic juvenilia (child wading at the beach, another throwing a tantrum at home, three women merrily blowing bubble pipes, and the finale, a melodramatic weighing of a newborn attended by an anxious father, doctor, and nurse)--all readily retrievable/quotable fragments from our finite federal version of the 'infinite film,' the paper print collection at the Library of Congress."--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Hollis Frampton

Remote Control (Hapax Legomena VI) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 29.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"A 'baroque' summary of film's historic internal conflicts, chiefly those between narrative and metric/plastic montage; and between illusionist and graphic space. It incorporates 3 opposite 'found' narratives, condenses 5 ways of making, and includes a 'surprise' out of Haydn (or S.M. Eistenstein's IVAN, III)."--H.F.

Rental: $58.00
16mm Rental: $58.00

Hollis Frampton

Special Effects (Hapax Legomena VII) (1972) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Psychology & Mental Health

"The frame itself, which divides what is present to consciousness from what is absolutely elsewhere, is tempered here by the breath, tremor, heartbeat of the perceiver. People this given space, if you will, with images of your own devising. The soundtrack was generated on a Buchla synthesizer at the University of Pittsburgh, through the kind intercession of Victor Grauer."--H.F.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hollis Frampton

Tiger Balm (Memoranda Magelani #1) (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"My clock seems to be running backwards: after two years of massive didacticism in black-and-white, I am surprised by TIGER BALM, lyrical, in color, a celebration of generative humors and principles, in homage to the green of England, the light in my dooryard...and consecutive matters."--H.F.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Yellow Springs (Magellan: Vanishing Point #1) (1972) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"A portrait of the filmmaker, Paul Sharits, in particular response to energies he generated one May afternoon in 1971."--H.F.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Amy Greenfield

Dervish 2 (1972) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Directed, choreographed, and performed by Amy Greenfield. Camera: Wilson Barber; Switching: Tony Grante; Colorization: Pee Bode. One of the first creative videodance tapes made. The Museum of Modern Art says "[Greenfield] developed a new genre of videodance, choreographing movement for the area framed by the video camera and the television screen." "For twenty minutes we watch Greenfield, wrapped in a white sheet, simply spin. The ceaseless repetition makes us lose our sense of time and gives the dynamic movement an object-like permanence. And yet, the actual physicality of her body also seems to dissolve. Subtle superimpositions of alternate camera views create delicate image transparencies while the whippings of the sheet across the monitor screen emit luminous stroboscopic flickerings. Rhythmic ambient sounds of shuffling and breathing reinforce the hypnotic effects of optical repetition." -- Richerd Lorber, Arts in Society "A range of dance extraordinary in its closeness and fragility." -- ArtsCanada Awards: First Int'l Women's Video Festival, Toronto, Canada; Video Roma, Italy. Part of the collection of Lincoln Center Dance Collection and Anthology Film Archives Video Collection.

Rental: $39.00
16mm Rental: $39.00

George Griffin

Candy Machine, The (1972) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

The man just wants a piece of candy. The candy machine just wants a piece of the man. A cartoon employing a novel xerox technique to combine animation and live action.--G. G. "A paranoid trip into subway surrealism with a lurking figure who is the archetypical molester, a carnivorous candy machine, a brilliant technique of animation that looks like crazed Crayolas run amuck..."--Harlan Ellision, L. A. Free Press

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Dances from the Nature of Civilization (1972) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Amy Halpern

Three Preparations (1972) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

In three parts: Statice/frameline; Drops; The Cannonball Section. Unpopulated (except for the cheap ending on the Cannonball Section). (Previously shown as SLOW FLUSH.) --A. C. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leonard M. Henny

Why Worry? (1972) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

If we stop technology today, our society will collapse tomorrow. If we continue present technology, our earth will become uninhabitable. --L. M. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Louis Hock

Elements (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Beginning with black, the potential, adding only the basis of the film phenomenon, the film ritual, the concepts of causation, and primordial semiotics, the work is an annunciation. --L. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Louis Hock

Silent Reversal (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

The film does not end, is never rewound, and each frame is seen twice in a single viewing: a palindrome illustrating the Chicago "elevated," the backbone of the city, shuttling its oblivious passengers to death. "Hypnotic study in motion." -- Nora Sayre, The New York Times Note: Shown head to tail, then tail to head.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

Models: A-1: 2 Min. 46 Sec. 16 Frames (1972) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

By using simple systems of counting and measuring in film, Iimura has drawn attention to the complexities of our time perception -- memory, rhythm, phase -- and the interaction between coucious conception of time, and the physical perception of its passing. Iimura is a significant and singular filmmaker, but also one of the most important 'conceptual' artist working in any medium. -- Malcolm Le Grice, Time Out, April 1975, London

Rental: $30.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Models: A-2: Timing 1, 2, 3, 4 (1972) 16mm, black and white, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Models: A-3: Time Length 1,2,3,4 (1972) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"These two reels (A-1~4, B-1~4) of MODELS I think are unusually important works. You are certainly one of the filmmakers to so explicitly direct your effort to the amazing aesthetic question of the internal calibration of consciousness. It is a work, which so completely bares the brain of its receiver that the total life message can transmit across the thread of your work directly, without complication, or artifice or diversion. Such complete communication has crossed the boundaries of embarrassment and speaks in a voice of convincing spirituality" -- Tony Conrad, in a note to Iimura, February 20, 1974

Rental: $30.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Models: A-4: Timed 1,2,3 (1972) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"As the title suggests, Models defines the general concerns which characterize Iimura's nonphotographic films. The most important of these concerns is his exploration of the real space and time of film experience. Models presents eight different forms of this exploration, each of which involves a different set of basis variables. A description of the first section of the film will give an idea of Iimura's method and of some of its revelations. All in all, the number of interesting filmic explorations in the eight sections of Models makes it one of Iimura's most impressive films" -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April, 1978

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Models: B-1: Counting, 100 Or X's (1972) 16mm, b&w, 11.5 min

Models, Reel 2 (B-1~4) consists of four works and is dealt with, different from Reel 1, symbol/words, and the logic in film. First "Counting 1 to 100 or X" is made of four 100feet films and the number of 1 to 100 are replaced by multiplied (10, 20,40,80) Xs, which may be "read" as numbers through repeated perception. "Seeing, not Seeing" is dealt with the relation of light and darkness to the words. At first "Seeing" is followed by light and "Not Seeing" by darkness using clear and black leaders respectively and second time it is re versed as "Seeing" by darkness and "Not Seeing" by light with certain duration every time. Next "To See the Frame, Not To See The Frame" shows the reversed relation of the frame between film (as the material) and screen (as the space). At first in "To See the Frame", the visible black frame of film is in visible on screen while the invisible clear frame of film is visible on screen.

Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Models: B-2: A Line 1, 2, 3 (1972) 16mm, b&w, 9.5 min

Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Models: B-3: To See the Frame, Not to See the Frame (1972) 16mm, b&w, 11.5 min

Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Models: B-4: Seeing, Not Seeing (1972) 16mm, b&w, 4 min

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Edge (1972) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A wide-angle opening gliding against the screen's four edges four edges, within a field of tree-tops against a sky of color. When Jim Jennings was a student at Bard College, his professor, Ernie Gehr asked the students in his class to form a frame with their hands, by joining thumbs to forefingers. They were told to walk around "framing" scenes in that manner. Jennings was struck by the simplicity and effectiveness of the lesson and produced this film as a result. -Karen Treanor

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Refraction (1972) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"In 'Refraction,' the camera is set so that the leaves of a large tree fill the frame. Green ordinary leaves which move in their baroque ways under the wind. In a sense it is shocking to put on film such ordinary things, things which could be so easy to dismiss. Yet this undemanding, pleasant image hides something. The image IS of what one hypnotically stares at in forgotten moments, and from which one wakes, when shapes make themselves up in it. These furtive possibilities confront the delimiting, all-eyes-cinema. The intimate sensation is made to bear on the public circumstances of film, provoking new readings of the moving leaves. As the image presses its quiet offerings on the viewer, a subtle interaction occurs between changes of speed in the camera and wind as they, in different ways, accentuate or diminish the speed of the fluttering leaves. Both the changes in camera speed and the changes in wind affect the illumination and modulate the created rhythms. The variations, fleeting and startling, expose the hypnotic and liner states of mind, to leave us in a condition which is unsettled but palpable and moving. 'Refraction' is a humble film that succeeds in uncovering the contradicting but unexpected profundity of small things." -Vincent Grenier

Rental: $20.00
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Helene Kaplan

Conveyor Belt (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Structural

This is a film which I keep changing. It's a structural comedy starring people's garbage, shot in the Harpur college snack bar; indigestion yellow. The beginning of thinking and working in a particular way with image-sound/image-silence relationships. --H. K.

Rental: $30.00
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Marjorie Keller

History of Art 3939, The (1972) , min

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Starring Stan Brakhage. 1972, School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Rental: $20.00

James Krell

Paper Palsy (1972) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Ilike to go to oregon hills/ Iroll down with my arms because/ Iwant to go slower/ Iam scared. --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
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Irving Kriesberg

Out of Into (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

The artist has deposited the original, silent version with Film-makers' Cooperative; the same film with electronic music score composed by Bulent Arel is available through Films Inc. --(per I. K.) "Brazenly introspective... hypnotic... bizarre." --Howard Thompson, New York Times

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

George Kuchar

Sunshine Sisters, The (1972) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

"THE SUNSHINE SISTERS looks like a 1944 postcard that was shot in black and white, but colored with garish grease pencil reds, yellows and greens. Likewise, the film sounds like the scores of at least two-dozen grade B melodramas mixed together with an egg beater. The results are hilarious, ludicrous and incongruous - a love comic book of doomed women and handsome, nefarious young men caught in a web of dramatic cliches, pushed ad absurdum. Elvira Cartwright, dying of movie star disease, is seen alternatingly clutching her waning heart and being taken unfair advantage of in some of the most bizarre places imaginable. Sarah Cartwright wears a phony leopard skin jacket, pointy plastic sunglasses, and gold-toned sandals .... The sisters are played by Jan Lash and Ainslie Pryor. Musical compilation is by Bob Cowan." -- program notes, Film Forum, New York

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Owen Land

What's Wrong With This Picture? (1972) 16mm, color & b/w, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"The first portion of this film is an old instructional film about being a 'good citizen,' presented intact; the second section is a color reconstruction of this black and white film by Land. The original film abounds in absurdities in both image and sound; [Land's] 'copy' is even more bizarre. Both are also extremely funny, and the humor is not totally without meaning: it comes out of the way that each line of dialog, each direction given, implies a situation or character so absurdly plodding as to be almost inconceivable. In [Land's] version he creates an additional paradox -- one of depth -- by matting out certain parts of the frame." -- Fred Camper

Rental: $39.00
16mm Rental: $39.00

Standish Lawder

Raindance (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

RAINDANCE plays directly on the mind through programmatic stimulation of the central nervous system. Individual frames of the film are imprinted on the retina of the eye in a rhythm, sequence, and intensity that corresponds to Alpha-Wave frequencies of the brain. RAINDANCE becomes an experience of meditative liberation beyond the threshold of visual comprehension. Vision turns inward. The film directs our mental processes, controlling how we think as well as what we see. Images fuse with their afterimages, colors arise from retinal release of exhausted nerve endings, forms dance across short-circuited synapses of the mind. RAINDANCE was made entirely from a scrap of found footage taken from an old animated cartoon representing a sheet of falling rain. The cartoon was called, "The History of Cinema."

Rental: $64.00
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Howard Lester

Nose, The (1972) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Comedy, Literature & Theater

An adult fairy tale. Loosely inspired by the Gogol story 'The Nose', the film deals with the adventures of the main character as he searches for his nose in modern Los Angeles, climaxing with the Nose's recovery in a night-club for monsters. --H. L.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Lovell

Bebe's Elbow (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Filmed in Feb. 1972 in Johnson City, N. Y. at Jon's apartment. I came to visit for the weekend with the intent of making this film. Jon and I lugged equipment early Saturday morning and we ended up shooting late in the evening due to technical difficulties and other problems. Jon purchased the film stock and gave much needed technical assistance. Bebe liked the idea of the film and now her elbow is preserved for posterity on celluloid. For more than a year I had only the original print to project because of the lack of funds to invest for duplicate prints; thanks to Ken, I got the 'bread' to finally have a print made. --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
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Adolfas Mekas

Going Home (1972) 16mm, black and white, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Family

"Made by Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle, the film is about childhood memories and life's harships and the durability of families. In 1971, after a twenty-seven year absence, Adolfas and his brother Jonas returned to their birthplace in Lithuania. They had left Lithuania as young men, destined for a German labor camp. now they came home, Adolfas with his wife, the singer Pola Chapelle, and in the long northern summer days they sang and walked across golden fields and feasted at crowded tables with family and friends. There are flowers for the dead and for the living in this film; it is full of flowers and songs." Festivals: London, New York, Mannheim, and others.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Jonas Mekas

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972) 16mm, color, 82 min

Genre: Experimental

The film consists of three parts. The first part is made up of footage I shot with my first Bolex, during my first years in America, mostly from 1950-1953. It shows me and my brother Adolfas, how we looked in those days; miscellaneous footage of immigrants in Brooklyn, picnicking, dancing, singing; the streets of Williamsburg. The second part was shot in August 1971, in Lithuania. Almost all of the footage comes from Semeniskiai, the village I was born in. You see the old house, my mother (born 1887), all the brothers, goofing, celebrating our homecoming. You don't really see how Lithuania is today: you see it only through the memories of a Displaced Person back home for the first time in twenty-five years. The third part begins with a parenthesis in Elmshorn, a suburb of Manburg, where we spent a year in a forced labor camp during the war. After the parenthesis closes, we are in Vienna where we see some of my best friends - Peter Kubelka, Hermann Nitsch, Annette Michelson, Ken Jacobs. The film ends with the burning of the Vienna fruit market, August, 1971.

Rental: $325.00
16mm Rental: $325.00

Richard Meltzer

Royal Flush In August, A (1972) Regular 8mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"James Cagney may be Mr. Spuzz when the camera lights are on him but in the dark he's just another crybaby creep (he's afraid of the dark because he thinks there's a very big donut truck gonna come along and run him over - hit & run! - and the rodents are gonna eat his flesh even though he's not dead yet). A horror film of NOSFERATU proportions." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

Highway Landscape (1972) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The filmmaker describes his work as 'a single take, fixed camera meditation on a dead rabbit on Highway No. 1, outside Iowa City.' As the viewer stares at the almost still-life, the elements of composition come together in sad juxtaposition; the silence of death is set off against the impersonal whizz of passing cars, their momentary appearance in the frame creating almost subliminal flashes of bright metallic color. Otherwise the only movement in the film is provided by the dead rabbit's fur, ruffling in the wind. In the background, blue sky and brown trees, blurred and leafless. In the foreground, hard white gravel. The rabbit's body, caught in the right center of the frame, lies on the side of the highway, which is reduced by the camera angle to an almost imperceptible gray line dividing the composition in horizontal halves. "I think Murphy's description of HIGHWAY LANDSCAPE as a 'meditation' is quite accurate, since minimal cinema allows the viewer to examine in such radically increased attention the elements of the film he is watching. Although the reality on the screen may be static, the reality in the viewer's mind is not: under the right circumstances (seldom possible in film-viewing situations), the viewer can 'contemplate' what he sees, examines, let his eyes (and mind) wander, taste the possibilities of response." -- Ron Epple

Rental: $20.00
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J.J. Murphy

In Progress (1972) 16mm, color, 17.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Ed Small "All the short movies that opened yesterday at the Film Forum make some gesture toward elaborating concepts implicit in the nature of film, concepts having to do with its existence in time and the quality of its images .... J. J. Murphy's and Ed Small's IN PROGRESS is the loveliest, most idiomatic, most responsible work in the program. "IN PROGRESS is a 20-minute time-lapse movie recording the passage of days and seasons from September through May on a bit of landscape photographed on an Iowa farm. The camera doesn't move (though there are two or three slightly different locations) and it is so nearly passive that at one point frost is allowed to form on its lens, and at another the dew turns its image into a glamorous haze. IN PROGRESS really proves nothing except that it has a subject worth sustained contemplation. The film provides an access to such contemplation, and its beauty -- including its ravishing variations of color within the natural blues and greens, grays, blacks, whites, and reddish browns -- is in large part the beauty of the subject in view." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times Awards: Refocus, 1972; Independent Film-Makers' Competition, 1972; Judge's Award, Bellevue Film Festival, 1973.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

J.J. Murphy

Ice (1972) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

ICE is a film of a film (Franklin Miller's Whose Circumference Is Nowhere) rephotographed through 50 pounds of ice. The soundtrack is a loop -- sound equipment recording underwater. "The films of J. J. Murphy elicit a response based upon purely aesthetic experience; however, they grow from the artist's concern with particular concepts. ICE was created by rephotographing a film from the opposite side of a slab of ice. The new work explodes into rays of alternating color and intensity." -- Karen Cooper "ICE (1972): made in collaboration with another film-maker in Iowa. Murphy uses his friend's film projecting behind a 50 lb. block of ice. The ice, a frozen but ever-changing lens between the projector and Murphy's camera: a chilled aurora dialogue." -- Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb

Rental: $20.00
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J.J. Murphy

Sky Blue Water Light Sign (1972) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"SKY BLUE WATER LIGHT SIGN is best seen in total innocence. My guess is that if one knows what he or she is looking at before seeing this little film, half of its excitement and a good deal of its meaning disappear. Seen in total innocence, though (and maybe I'm exaggerating the importance of this), SKY BLUE WATER is a wonder. With Gottheim's Blues and Frampton's Lemon (for Robert Hunt), it is one of the happiest, most uplifting short films I've ever seen." -- Scott MacDonald, Idiolects

Rental: $45
16mm Rental: $45

Dore O

Blond Barbarism Blonde Barbarei (1972) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"Dore O.'s latest film, BLONDE BARBAREI, was shot in black and white and later sepia-colored throughout. It uses much music reminiscent of a Gregorian choral, a figure (a woman) moves in front of windows, looking down on houses, on roofs, into a courtyard with trees. The atmosphere is that of rain, of sadness, a closed-in life which she does not leave, always the windows, the variation of moving back and forth before them ... halting, a strange rhythm which sometimes seems to accompany, sometimes seems to run against that of the music but which still leaves one with the impression that it had been specifically 'composed' for that particular sound track. "Yes, the windows are factory windows, each consisting of many various glass panes which accounts probably for an association of church windows. But as in a church, it is the closed-in atmosphere, the sadness, the tendency to move slowly, that counts. "So that the film is a metaphor, for the life certainly of a woman (but then of men too?), lives imprisoned in the worlds around them, bourgeois marriage, bourgeois professions, everything that looms above & around us, 'inescapably.'" -- Andreas Weiland

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Sheila Paige

Women's Happy Time Commune (1972) 16mm, HD File 90.00, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Made with an all-women cast and crew, "Women's Happy Time Commune" is an improvised comedy/western -- a lively immersion into the feminist ferment of the early 1970's. From the 1972 distribution flyer: "An anarchic, unconventional movie in which the Old West is the stomping ground for a motley crew of young and middle-aged women who are considering banding together to form a commune. Having met by chance they merge (are dragged, cajoled), clash and ultimately separate in disarray of scenes that are alternately picturesque, infuriating, incomplete, yet always colorful." Ms. Magazine, August 1973: "...funny, ambling, offhandedly lyrical, this original film allows a group of wonderfully idiosyncratic women to improvise characters close to their real and fantasy lives. Above all excellent for sharing warm feelings in a group and for stimulating discussions of reform vs. radical feminism." Credits: Starring Roberts Hodes, Frances Cima, Judy March, Marylyn Landers Director: Sheila Paige Camera: Ariel Dougherty Sound: Dolores Bargowski

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $210 HD File

Larry Rosing

Six Short Films (1972) 16mm, color, 12.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. Jon Rubin

No Heros (1972) 16mm, color, 6.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sol Rubin

Gay Parade (1972) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Carolee Schneemann

Plumb Line (1972) 16mm, color, 15.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Breaking down, splitting apart, burning up: a relationship and the film itself. Edited from scrap diary footage shot in 8mm, hand printed as 16mm. PLUMB LINE is a moving and powerful subjective chronicle of the breaking up of a love relationship. The film is a devastating exorcism, as the viewer sees and hears the film approximate the interior memory of the experience. "PLUMB LINE was beautiful, laying everything open even more than FUSES -- a very public private film -- and as clear as crystal." -- David Curtis Exhibition: London Int'l Film Festival; Buffalo Women's Film Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rosalind Schneider

Irvington To New York (1972) 16mm, color, 3.15 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images seen from a train are transformed into a multi-layered visual experience. In quick flashes and single frames, the film builds momentum as it concentrates on the texture of landscape, towns and industry along the Hudson River. Time becomes compressed equalizing past, present and future images into a richly saturated montage. The sound of the train magnifies the intensity of a visual onslaught." - RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rosalind Schneider

On (1972) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic

"Sexuality as a trip. Superimposed images of Chinese restaurant signs, store fronts and city lights over the intense coupling of an involved pair of lovers. A sexual fantasy with humor as the juxtaposition of the commercial message is parodied." -RS

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Siporin

Openings (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Warren Sonbert

Carriage Trade (1972) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

"In CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert interweaves footage taken from his journeys throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, together with shots he removed from the camera originals of a number of his earlier films. CARRIAGE TRADE was an evolving work-in-progress, and this 61-minute version is the definitive form in which Sonbert realized it, preserved intact from the camera original. "With CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert began to challenge the theories espoused by the great Soviet filmmakers of the 1920s; he particularly disliked the 'knee-jerk' reaction produced by Eisenstein montage. In both lectures and writings about his own style of editing, Sonbert described CARRIAGE TRADE as 'a jig-saw puzzle of postcards to produce varied displaced effects.' This approach, according to Sonbert, ultimately affords the viewer multi-faceted readings of the connections between shots through the spectator's assimilation of 'the changing relations of the movement of objects, the gestures of figures, familiar worldwide icons, rituals and reactions, rhythm, spacing and density of images." -- Jon Gartenberg, program note for CARRIAGE TRADE, Whitney Museum of American Art, New American Filmmakers Series, October 11-17, 1973

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Alan Sondheim

Compilation I (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Compilation II (1972) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Cecile Starr

Richter on Film (1972) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Shot on a september afternoon, in 1971, on the lawn and inside the studio of hans richter's connecticut home. The artist talks informally with Cecile Starr about his first experiences as a filmmaker, and about the interrelationship of his films and his paintings. scrolls and collages. Excerpts from Rhythm 21, Ghosts before breakfast and Race symphony help illustrate Richter's comments about how these pioneer avant-garde films were maade in the years between 1921 and 1929.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Cecile Starr

Talk with Carmen D'Avino, A (1972) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Artist-animator Carmen D'Avino talks with Vevile Starr about his scroll-like, color doodles, with special reference to his film The Room, in which he animated walls, ceiling, radiator and other surfaces inside his Greenwich Village apartment (later demolished). His playful ambulating, color-rich designs in actual space add a lively dimension to the abstract-concrete dichotomy." C.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Barney Taylor

Structural Films of David Rimmer, The (1972) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Walter Ungerer

Terrible Mother, The (1972) 16mm, color, 25.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

In the kitchen of a Vermont farmhouse four people come to sit around a table. The silence of solstice holds them together. Before a ritualized meal they each tell a story. Their stories are ominous, yet, as in PART ONE, they are incomplete. Earlier, the Terrible Mother has passed on her powers to a young woman. At the close of the film this young woman enters the farmhouse and with final simplicity restores the old order.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Vanderbeek

Who Ho Ray No. 1 (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"The shapes of sound filmed from a computer system that reproduces analog patterns from sounds. This pioneer work in animated computer mandalas is a lyric abstract song to the analog molecular rhythms of the computer. "S.V.

Rental: $20.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Symmetricks (1972) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Computer-animated drawing that works at the speed of light. Developed as an experiment at MIT while at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, this film explores the rapid tracking of drawn line images compounded by the symmetry of multiple images; one result of the experiment is the phenomenon of color that comes from the black and white images, a blend of music and images that mystifies and delights the eye.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jon Voorhees

Rivers of Darkness/ Rivers of Light (1972) 16mm, color, 41 min

Genre: Experimental

"For Anne Kofke" "RIVERS, particularly, reveals many interesting qualities. There is a sensability in it that I am willing to trust to the end, no matter what weaknesses the film contains. The attitude, the feeling is right, and most of the images are right. Strong lyrical qualities. A beautiful merging of personal incongruities and irrelevancies. Good use of superimpositions. The only time the film fails (to me) is in its ovvasional frame freezes which look like infatuations in otherwise healthy lyrical footage.... I find Jon Voorhees a rare new talent and I am looking forward to more of his work" Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, March 1973

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jon Voorhees

Serving Time (1972) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"A diary. Nine months: AMy 1971-January 1972. Encompassing those things that touch our persons; earth, air, water, fire and celluloid. Finished and dedicated to Alexander Schweig on the occasion of his birth." J.V. "Time looks simple" David Kofke "...more of a poem than a story of one life. Using eloquent visual imagery, the film successfully explores the passage of time, the transition from birth and youth to age and death." Richard R. Shepard, New York Times, February 1975.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Joyce Wieland

Pierre Vallieres (1972) 16mm, Color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

A film about a Quebec revolutionary who spent three years in jail without trial. The film was made in April, 1972, when Pierre was working with workers, raising consciousness, in Mount Laurier, Quebec. He was then writing a book about Quebec, and he has written the book White Niggers of America about French Canadians. "PIERRE VALLIERES is one of the most effective political films I've seen. I was helped, when looking at the film, by Joyce's concentration on the words, on the voice. She eliminated all visual distraction, including the speaker's face. It's the voice, the tone of the voice, and the meaning of what is said that comes through. The sincerity and truth of the voice comes through. Ms. Wieland displays in this film the maximum respect for what's being said in it. The purity of her approach, her formal choice, only increases the sharpness of the truth presented in the film. "I look at this film also as a critique of most of the so-called political documentaries. ... Joyce Wieland concentrates on the speaker's voice, she presents Pierre Valliers' voice in close-up, so that nothing is hidden. And the truth of the voice, the sound of the voice, the nuances of the voice, its vibrations, its colors merge so totally with what is being said that no other images are needed to make the point." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice Note: In French with English subtitles.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Michael Wiese

Messages, Messages (1972) 16mm, black and white, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A journey of the psyche into the world of the unconscious. Made when Wiese and Arnold were students at the San Francisco Art Institute, the surrealistic film is influenced by Dali, Bunuel and the German expressionists. The film was premiered at the St. Regis Hotel in New York by Salvador Dali and invited to Director's Fortnight at Cannes.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Paul Winkler

Scars (1972) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, landscape

"SCARS is a film which deals with the subject of ecology in an abstract and highly innovative manner. Rather than make a direct statement about the effects of urbanization on the natural landscape, Winkler communicates his ideas through a poetic montage of powerful visual and auditory imagery." - Museum of Modern Art

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

David Woods

Turnip (1972) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $26.00
16mm Rental: $26.00

Jud Yalkut

Cinema Metaphysique Nos. 1-4 (1972) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-made with Nam June Paik. CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. I: Silence and sound. A video-film concerning the questions of 'scale.' On a large film projection screen, the video image is monitor life-size. CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. 2, 3 and 4: Sound 'Manodharma No. 8' by Takehisa Kosugi, and the Zen monks of 'The Way of Eihiji.' Cast: Nam June Paik and Takahisa Kosugi. These films are based on the premise of the 'safe'area of film when transferred to video, with the majority of action taking place in the 'unsafe' area which would disappear on a video screen. Shown at "The Artist As Filmmaker" series at the Jewish Museum, NY. Selected for the 1972 Yale Film Festival, New Haven, CT.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jud Yalkut

Planes (1972) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

For Trisha Brown. Dancer: Simone Forti. Sound: "Vacuum and Voice" by Simone Forti. With thanks to Jill Johnston, Les Levine, Walter Gutman, and the New York State Council on the Arts. PLANES is an exploration of the corollaries between psychic space and the physical escape of consciousness beyond the earth's biosphere. Conceive of the theater as a vertical tunnel in which the audience is suspended in panes of rows. The city, as centralized magnetic center whose momentum is perpendicular, becomes the escape valve for a continuous ascent, spanning the poetics of macro-and-microcosm, culminating in the brief and rapid deceleration of re-entry. "Bathed with sky-and-earth." -- Newsweek. Created for the dance/film piece created by Trisha Brown for the Intermedia '68 Tour of New York State, culminating in a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Selected for the "Visual Alchemy" program of the Whitney Museum's New American Filmmaker series, January 1973.

Rental: $30.00
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Jud Yalkut

Kenyon Film (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

In memory of Paul Blackburn, American poet and translator. With Paul Blackburn, Joel Fischer, George Landow, Toby Olson, Rob Sikorski, the students and faculty of Kenyon College, and the townspeople of Gambier, Ohio. A psychic portrait of the forces that converge on a small college town when its annual student-run film festival, one of the finest in the country, erupts in alternating meditativeness and activity; with portraits of filmmaker George Landow and the late poet Paul Blackburn, and the doves and stained glass of Kenyon College. Premiered at the Millennium Film workshop, New York, June 1973.

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Jud Yalkut

Waiting for Commercials (1972) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"Samual Beckett wrote 'Waiting for Godot' twenty years ago, but instead of Godot, tv commercial after tv commercial arrived" Russell Connor

Rental: $30.00
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Greg Yaskot

Cows (1972) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, enviorment nature

"A single frame cow dance" - G.Y.

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Werner Nekes

T-WO-MEN (1972) 16mm, , 90 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

His T-WO-MEN is a five part study of two women attitudizing a lesbian relationship thorugh which Nekes can pursue his structural techniques.

Rental: $140
16mm Rental: $140.00

Harold Tichenor

Concerto for Water, Sun and Wilderness (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Takahiko Iimura

Japanese Experimental Films - 1970s (1972-76) 16mm, color & bw, 64 min

Genre: Experimental

A program of Japanese experimental films produced in the 1970s. Assembled by Takahiko Iimura and first exhibited at the Millennium Film Workshop ca. 1978.

Reel 1:
KIRI (Sakumi Hagiwara, 1972), 8 min.
A fixed camera photographs a fog-shrouded landscape. At first the screen appears almost totally white, but gradually the features begin to reveal themselves. Shot without the aid of time-lapse photography, the film bears a conscious resemblance to sumie paintings.
ORANDA-JIN NO SHASHIN (Photograph of the Dutch) (Isao Koda, 1976), 7 min.
Beginning with photographs of his own feet wading in a stream. Koda first establishes a labyrinthian 'photo within a photo' theme, then presents several variations involving speed, order, number of images, and color.
SYNC SOUND (Takahiko Iimura, 1975), 9 min.
Following the order of the academy's synchronization leader which is used for picture and sound to synch, the film adopts the system for its own order (or may be fallen out of order). Instead of using the order normal way which goes counting the numbers 10 to 3 to match at 0 the picture with the sound, the film replaces the number one by one to single dot sound which expected to be read by the viewer to have the imaginary synchronization. The film repeats until all the numbers are replaced by the sounds.
LUMIERE (Tsuneo Nakai, 1971), 3 min.
A single shot of the sea, played with an synchronized soundtrack and made to change in color.

Reel 2:
FEEDBACK (Nobuhiro Kawanaka, 1973), 8 min.
Photographs of a nude, arranged into stop-motion sequences on the left half of the screen, are juxtaposed with a close-up of the film itself passing in front of a viewer, gradually revealed on the right half of the screen. Again we are confronted with the basic conundrum that a moving series of still pictures creates the illusion of movement within the pictures themselves.
10 SEC. (Ryoichi Enomoto, 1973), 8 min.
A single ten-second sequence by a dancer has been photographed at several speeds, which are then replayed at different speeds with freezes and multiple exposures added. The short French phrases that appear between sequences are merely conjunctions and connectives, such as 'but what if,' 'and then,' etc. Here , as in 'Le Cinema,' the nature of motion captured on film is interpreted through dissection and reconstruction.
OBSERVATION (Hiroshi Yamazaki, 1975), 10 min.
The film is composed of two sequences: 1) A simple scene of a street corner taken from a window is given the appearance of dawn, then illumination, then blinding light through the use of a single gradual filter change; 2) Shots of the position of the midday sun on 27 consecutive days, taken through a dense day-for-night filter, are superimposed, creating an eerie arc of heavenly bodies.
ATMAN (Toshio Masumoto, 1975), 11 min
The title is a Hindu term meaning the World Soul from which all souls derive, or more simply, a principle of life. Matsumoto tried to 'create' a microcosm (with a devil figure at the center), by dividing a field into 10 equidistant concentric circles, marking 48 equidistant points on the circumference of each circle, and shooting the 'devil' from the resulting 480 angles.

"The proclamation of sensibility was the pronounced feature unifying the disparate films [in this program]: this sensibility is one dedicated to an acceptance of irony as an aesthetic integer. Seeming to duplicate the formal devices of 'the structural film', these films develop along a distinct principle of gratification." - Daryl Chin, "The Future of an Illusion (ism): Notes on the New Japanese Avant-Garde Film," Millennium Film Journal 1:2 (Spring-Summer, 1978), 87.

Rental: $150.00
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Marguerite Paris

All Women Are Equal (1972) 16mm, Black and White, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

All Women Are Equal is a black and white 15- minute documentary filmed in Nottingham England in 1972, about Paula, a male to female transsexual made by veteran lesbian filmmaker Marguerite Paris (1934-2007). This very early and non-exploitative representation of an ordinary well- adjusted transgendered person is historically significant for its treatment of the subject. While other films may have depicted drag queens and other performers (such as Frank Simon's 1968 feature The Queen), they were not made by a women. Also unique is that Paris produced, directed, shot and edited this film, which, unlike there other representations, allows the individual to tell her own personal story, without resorting to spectacle or focusing on performativity. Through Paris's lens, see Paula fixing her make up and discussing the difficulty of living as a woman and meeting other trans people. The discussion is remarkably detailed and offers incredible insights into both the time and Paul's individual psyche. The film was shot on East German 16mm B&W reversal film stock, and edited with cement splices. The sound was recorded on 1/4" reel to reel tape, then transferred to mag stock, and finally united with the edited reversal original, which had been mag striped.

Rental: $60.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Performance/Myself (Or Video Identity) (1972-1995) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: "Self-Identity", "Double Identity", "Double Portrait", "I Love You", "This Is A Camera Which Shoots This", "As I See You You See Me", and "I Am A Viewer, You Are A Viewer". Performance related works not only as the document but also involving the video system in its realization with the words conceptually. (TI) "The aptly titled "Performance/Myself," seven part series of epistemologically complex excerpts and stand alone experiments is fashioned from deceptively simple concepts: Iimura simultaenously "live" on screen and inside a television monitor pronouncing . . ." -- Michael Joshua Rowin, City Arts, New York's Review of Culture, April 6, 2010.

Rental: $70.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $70.00

Steven Dwoskin

Dyn Amo (1972) DVD PAL, Color, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic

It's formative and necessary and a part of things to know about the tenderness, vulgarity, violence and selflessness that we're capable of at any one moment and in any one emotional sexual involvement. DYN AMO is a film about all this, taking as its setting a strip-club, and as its subjects a series of strippers and their 'admirers.' -Ros Spain Free and intimist, sensual and cerebral, experimental and political, Dwoskin's cinema is heir to the surrealists and Georges Bataille, to Andy Warhol and Jack Smith. -Isabelle Regnier

DVD PAL Sale: $39.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Takahiko Iimura

On Duration in Film (1972/2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

Includes: 2 Minutes 46 Seconds 16 Frames (100 feet) (1972/2010) 16mm/dvd, 8min. 33sec. 1 To 60 Seconds (1973/2010) 16mm/dvd, 30min. 30sec. I asked John Cage about his piece 4 Minutes 33 seconds(1952),discussing the conceptual title of the piece. Time itself becomes the title of the piece. John said that it's not just the time but also a space, and I responded by discussing the Japanese concept of ma, which is a concept that construes time and space as inextricably linked. I also made a piece called 2 Minutes 46 Seconds 16 Frames (100 feet), made in 1972, which was inspired by his piece. In the beginning, I chronologically wrote down the numbers one to twenty-four on each frame for 100 feet of film. Then I chronologically wrote down the numbers one to sixty, but this time every second (every 24 frames), and did this twice. It was an attempt to show that time is also distance, especially with film. - Takahiko Iimura, from the interview by Julian Ross, 2010 A screening of 1 To 60 Seconds at Utica college in 1976 is a case in point...After a few seconds many members of the audience had recognized that the numbers were in some definite order and that the passages of dark leader which separated the frames with the numbers had some specific relationship to numbers themselves.....everyone I talked with or saw was intensely experiencing the film by remaining acutely conscious of the passage of time and of the stately progression of Iimura's film in the theater. - Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April 1978 In 1 To 60 Seconds Iimura does an extraordinary thing: he abstracts time from any concrete associations, seems to put it on the screen and there you sit looking at (or for) it, experiencing it. The film is all black leader except for the numbers 1 to 60 that appear individually in sequence to indicate the amount of time in seconds that each of them followed one second letter by a number or numbers indicating the total amount of time that has thus far transpired. So at each juncture you know beforehand how much time awaits you before the next and how much is behind you, and then it's just you and the black screen. - Paul Poggiali, The Soho Weekly News, New York, May 9 1974

Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

Vera Neubauer

Genetics (1972) DVD_PAL, Color , 1,18 min

Genre: Animation

A short animation visualizing DNA

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Anton Perich

Anton Perich Presents (1972 - 2009) color / b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00

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