Norman R. Abrams

Sideissue (1973) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Political / Social Activism

The nature and extent of human destruction is expressed by this impressionistic documentation of dead animals found along the United States highways.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudy Albers

Cycle (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

A colored circle on a background of its complementary color. A reverse picture in which the circle and the background exchange. The complementary colors flash alternately as they progress slowly through the color wheel. As each cycle is completed the next cycle becomes faster until the alternating complementary colors change with each frame. An animated journey through a color-wheel of opposites.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Yvonne Andersen

Yellow Ball Cache (1973) 16mm, color, 16.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth

A collection of short cut out animated films made by students ages 5-15 at the Yellow Ball Workshop, 1965. Instructor: Yvonne Anderson.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ralph Arlyck

Acquired Taste, An (1973) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Comedy, Economics

A hilarious, incisive look at America's obsession with success... A filmmaker turns 40 and casts a wry look back at the school, work, and media influences which have shaped his life through four decades. A peek just behind the smile of self-congratulations. AN ACQUIRED TASTE is only twenty- six minutes long, but it is a feature length delight... This is a loving, funny movie. -- Vincent Canby, New York Times.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Ralph Arlyck

Natural Habitat (1973) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Philosophical

In NATURAL HABITAT ... Ralph Arlyck, through devastatingly well-selected and well-edited images --an airline hostess explaining the safety features of her plane, a girl selling Teflon pans in a department store, post office employees adapting to the pace and rhythm of their machines--offers an uncomfortably accurate view of the robot-like patterns of our daily job routines. -- Arthur Knight, Saturday Review, June 10, 1972. ... a truly outstanding example of documentary montage whose precision of control creates a profoundly revealing comment on the dehumanization of urban life. -- Owen Shapiro, festival judge I would place this film among the top entries at any festivals where I have seen it. -- Edgar Daniels (Mr. Daniels has written about NATURAL HABITAT in the National Observer, Filmmakers Newsletter, and the Journal of Popular Culture.)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ralph Arlyck

Sean (1973) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Children & Youth, family

The film is unpretentious and yet profound in having a point of view, a sense of humor and a knowledge of how to use the limited technical resources to enhance the subject and style. Sean is a 4-year-old boy who sits barefoot on a couch in his home in Haight-Ashbury and discourses on pot (he prefers eating it to smoking it), being busted by the fuzz, how he recognizes a speed freak (they're so skinny), his fear of the dark), his dreams about flying and what he hopes to be doing when he is 5 ( to stop sucking his thumb) Director Arlyck starts with a good subject for a short documentary, asks him provocative questions and gives the whole thing an organic form that wastes no footage whatever. Josesh Gelmis, Newsday

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Charles Atlas

Walkaround Time (1973) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Marcel Duchamp, Merce Cunningham and Jasper Johns were guests at the same New York party one night. Johns had an idea of a way in which Duchamp's THE LARGE GLASS could work as decor for a dance for Cunningham's company. Cunningham was enthusiastic and Johns crossed the room to approach Duchamp with the proposal. Duchamp frowned. 'Who will do the work?' Johns said, 'I will.' Relieved, Duchamp readily agreed. Duchamp attended the premiere of WALKAROUND TIME in Buffalo, New York on March 10, 1968. The dance is atypical in the Cunningham repertory. Though the choreography, the music and the decor were each independently conceived, they share a common thematic purpose: a homage to the work of Marcel Duchamp. In more typical Cunningham fashion the music was first heard when it was performed with the dance on opening night, and the set was incorporated into the piece only shortly before the premiere. The choreography makes reference to Duchamp in concept (composition) and in detail (physical image). Cunningham has translated Duchamp's concern with transparency in terms of movement into a dance composition which explores the possibilities of lateral movement back and forth across a proscenium space. In addition to the 'transparent' clarity of this way of shaping space (as against, for example, the use of a swirling space), this is movement that retains its visual integrity as the dancers pass behind the see-through vinyl inflatables of the set. The stillnesses that penetrate and surround the movement have a definite Duchamp flavor. Cunningham's ready-made is the 'laissez-faire' movement during the 'entr'acte' and when he changes costume on stage, it is a nod to the famous nude. The viewer is left to complete the dance with discoveries of Duchampiana on many levels. The Duchamp-related material is, however, the choreographer's subtext. Cunningham's prime concern is choreography that is compelling on an abstract level, plainly as movement in space and time. WALKAROUND TIME individualizes itself in the Cunningham oeuvre by a certain conceptual austerity; I find its particulars cerebral quality fascinating. This movie of WALKAROUND TIME was shot on two separate occasions. Each set of circumstances allowed me to deal with different problems related to filming dance. WALKAROUND TIME is composed of seven sections each approximately seven minutes long. The first three sections were shot in Berkeley, California with a single hand-held camera during an afternoon stop-and-start rehearsal. The attempt was to record the complete choreographic material in actual time with a variety of points of view, and yet to keep the integrity of the movement. The last four sections were shot a year later in Paris, France with three cameras during a live performance. My concern here was to capture the actual performance quality of the dancers, and in the last two sections to make a filmic approximation of the experience of seeing a dance. "I think WALKAROUND TIME is, purely and simply, a masterwork. In its ambling way it illustrates many of these elements that go to make up Cunningham's greatness as a choreographer. The film shows what Cunningham is all about and it can make lifetime converts of those who can learn to meet the choreographer on his own terms." -- John Mueller, "Films: Merce Cunningham's WALKAROUND TIME", Dance Magazine.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Frederick Bailey

Monster Movie (1973) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A paranoid fantasy -- with considered application of standard cliché -- presented as confirmed reality, totally devoid of moral import. The intent is to provoke humor. Man in smoking jacket walks down a shadowed corridor, there's a beast in the closet. The assault is hideously murderous.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Frederick Bailey

Physiognomy (1973) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Cathartic insanity. Film is composed basically of one take, surrounded by black and sound, both natural and electronic. Unclothed man peers directly into the lens, contorting his face in various bizarre fashion, to a certain point of breaking through. Performed by the filmmaker. "... existential freak-out... extraordinary tour-de-force" -- Robert Shaw

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Bannon

Citizens of What Country (1973) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"This is the story of a young American Army deserter arriving in Buffalo's bleak bus terminal, his pre-flight coaching by a peace worker, his trek across the bridge and into Toronto, the way of things so far in the exile community, the melancholy expectancies for himself and others of the New Dispossessed in this next-to-worst of two worst possible worlds. The directors have by all odds a most life-gripping topic. We get apparently spontaneous, heart-jolting remarks by poker faced youngsters who have lost about everything but their lives. There are glimpses of a commune with the most depressing kitchen tub of indelible chow since Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH, bare boards in crack-wall rooms, the hollow timbre and seemingly even the smell of a social cave... The film gets to you. It evokes the ache and dislocation, at times the simple nobility of self-exiled youth, however wrong-headed they might appear to the political adversary." -- John Dwyer, Buffalo Evening News "CITIZENS OF WHAT COUNTRY? A good question. A really good question. And a good movie. See it." -- CARM-UNIQUE (publication of Committee to Aid Refugees from Militarism, a Toronto exile organization.) "A poignant human effect is created." -- Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers' Newsletter. "Recommended for campus viewing." -- Don Herb, Circle (publication of Lutheran Council in the USA, Department of Campus Ministry). "An extraordinary insight into the political and cultural refugee." --International Experimental Film Festival, Montreal.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Tony Bannon

Baroque Variations (1973) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A critical film response to Lukas Foss' musical composition of the same name. A loving deconstruction of Baroque forms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Bannon

Rainlight (1973) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A development of a time and a particular rainy space seen superimposed and with a sense of light and dark.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

Michigan Avenue (1973) 16mm, color, 6.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"... strips the narrative down to its most essential elements: a beginning, a middle and an end. The viewer is left to construct his own story from these fragments of information." -- Christine Tamblyn, The New Art Examiner.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Brakhage

Sexual Meditation: Open Field (1973) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

This film takes all the masturbatory themes of previous SEXUAL MEDITATION back to source in preadolescent dreams. OPEN FIELD is in the mind, of course, and exists as a weave of tress, grasses, waters and bodies poised and fleeting at childhood's end. The scene is lit as by the sun and moon alike and haunted by a pursuant adult.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Sincerity: Reel 1 (1973) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps This, the first completed reel of work-in-progress, draws on autobiographical energies and images which reflect the first 20 years of my living. I have three definitions of the word Sincerity to sustain my working along these lines of thought with this autobiographical material: (1) Ezra Pound's marvelous mistranslation of a Chinese ideogram -- Sincerity... the sun's lance coming to rest on the precise spot verbally...(of which I would change, for my purposes, the last word to visually), (2) Robert Creeley's trace-of-the-word for me on the back of a Buffalo restaurant menu Sym-keros... same-growth (Ceres) CREATE... of the same growth, and (3) Hollis Frampton's track-of-it to 'the greek', viz -- 'a glazed pot (i. e. one which will hold water).' This film might best be seen, then, as a graph of light equivalent to autobiographical thought process.

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Stan Brakhage

Sincerity: Reel 2 (1973) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Made with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts. This continuation of my autobiography is composed of film photographed by many people: Bruce Baillie, Jane Brakhage, Larry Jordan, and Stan Phillips, among others. Most of the footage is drawn from some 2,000 feet of 'home movies,' 'out takes,' and the like, salvaged from my photography over the years. It is of the Brakhage family's coming into being. It is composed in the light of those electrical traces we call 'memory'; and it is as true to that 'thought process' as I was enabled to make it.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Stan Brakhage

Women, The (1973) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A psychodrama. A being-without-clothes (as inspired by the painter Paul Delvaux). A film which searches thru two women its definitive 'The.'

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Brand

Demolition of a Wall (1973) 16mm, black and white, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

After showing 1896 Lumiere film, DEMOLITION OF A WALL in its entirety, this film takes six frames of the falling wall and shows them in all their permutations. Meanwhile, a piano track follows a similar pattern and plays with sound/image relationships. In the original version, we see Lumiere himself directing the demolition of a wall by workers while a mysterious man in the background watches. In the first commercial film show, of which this was a part. Lumiere reversed the projection causing the wall appear to reconstitute itself and thus created an additional spectacle. Here, we celebrate that spectacle by watching 718 additional variations on the theme of deconstruction/reconstruction.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bill Brand

Touch Tone Phone Film (1973) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The phone rings and a woman gets up to answer it. This event is recorded on film but we only see it as a sliding strip. Each time the action repeats, the film strip slides past and stops at a frame closer to her picking up the phone. The film's form mimics the hiatus of machine-human interface...(it) impresses primarily as a wittily anecdotal metaphor. -- Ian Christie.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

High Kukus (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Philosophical

"A visualization of the Zen dictum of 'sitting quietly, doing nothing,' HIGH KUKUS uses a single beautiful visual image while it delights with a poetic soundtrack composed of 14 gems of Broughton's wit and wonder." -- Freude Bartlett "A High Kuku is, of course, a cuckoo haiku. In inventing this form James Broughton has concocted zany verses which are 'high' in the sense that they are often metaphysical and are keenly aware of the metacomedy of things.... In the contemplation of lofty themes most people are serious, though not always sincere. Broughton, however, is always sincere but hardly ever serious. Indeed, seriousness is a questionable virtue; it is gravity rather than levity, and it was that devout Catholic, G. K. Chesterton, who maintained that the angels fly because they take themselves lightly. And, in company with the angels, Broughton laughs with God rather than at him." -- Alan Watts

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Caterpillar (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Looking down at nature's small works in the woods of Maine, the straight up at the sky, then down again at the going-on of an inch worm. It could happen any day.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Slipperella (1973) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

With Brooke Alderson. A fairy tale about a pair of moccasins that take off on their own, through woods and fields into the town of Belfast, Maine. They fall in love, drink beer, dream in the gutter, at last are rescued by the boy on whose feet they belong.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Allan Poe: La Casa Usher (1973) VHS NTSC, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A second version of the Edgar Allan Poe's tale in absolute cinema. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

El ultimo corto (1973) VHS NTSC, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A glamour-girl in a sensual play. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Las chicas de Flores (1973) VHS NTSC, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A girl waiting in a laundry. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish NTSC video transfer from 16mm film.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Matrix (1973) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

MATRIX is a flicker film which utilizes 81 still photographs of my wife's head. It is a film dependent upon variation of intense light changes by calculated combinations of black and white frame alternations with exposure changes. Throughout, the light intensity rises and falls as the head rotates in varying directions within a 360 degree frontal area. "An interesting, and surprising less hypnotic than WATERWORK, "flicker" film, most strongly reminiscent of the work of Paul Sharits, in its use of the still photograph as basic image-material. The singular shot/image is of a woman, expressionless, white face/black dress, head and shoulders, looking into camera (still photograph). Variations: woman seen with head turned down at various angles, left and right; with head and neck at various angles up and down. These photographs "animated" in one section, by rapid cutting, to parody spatial "articulation" as used in movie-convention, by means of the off-screen "look." Time-composition via interruptive flash-frames of white (mostly) and black frames, in various rhythmic patterns, coupled with overexposure -- working for me as time-composition in some moments, not in others. The overall time-form not found, but an energetic search, which I do hope will continue, and continue." -- John Schofill

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Waterwork (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Structural

WATERWORK was designed to show that the motion picture is ideally suited to depicting a view of nature, unaltered by special effects cinematography, that is not readily perceivable to the human eye. The film states in a simple way that in addition to camera manipulation (in this case moving the zoom lens) our view of natural forms can be altered by direct observation and by observation over a relatively long period of time. It also points out that while our perception changes, our concept of being located in a normal way in time and space is also affected to the extent we are no longer sure what constitutes up, down and sideways. Nor are we aware precisely where we are with regard to distance. "I was very impressed with WATERWORK. Conceptually and formally, its inventions mark it as an important work in the Structuralist tradition and one, had it been made in New York by a better-known film artist, which would have gained much critical attention. WATERWORK joins that tradition of monomorphic structuralist visions (c. f. WAVELENGTH, SERENE VELOCITY) based on the continuous zoom as a means of transforming outer appearances into inner experience. It's a gem of a film, one which lingers in the mind like the echo of a memory." -- Standish Lawder "A single shot (slow zoom) gradually magnifying rapidly-moving blue/white water pattern (rushing river). A sensitive and subtle film for visual contemplation, which inevitably reminds one both of how seldom we see ordinary 'simple' reality; but moreover, how wonderfully transformative is the medium of cinema, to render this reality in a new, optically dazzling, pattern. A hypnotic experience, for the cinema/willing, to drown within -- and therein the danger: an art must keep the recipient alive and awake." -- John Schofill.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pola Chapelle

How To Draw A Cat (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"I didn't think about it, I just watched it." -- Cormick McCourt, 5 years old "This is the first cat film I've seen twice." -- P. Adams Sitney "The most perfect film about how to draw a cat." -- Jonas Mekas "Ein Katzenfilm ist ein Film uber eine Katze." -- P. C. Intercat '73: 2nd International Cat Film Festival, New York, London, Paris, Berlin.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Sculpture on the Move (1973) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A documentary about the artist: working in a steel plant, boat yard, pattern shop, studio. Sculpture and the philosophy behind it; theatre pieces, etc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Squares (1973) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless

Music by George Kleinsinger. Technical collaborator: Clydene MacIntosh. An abstract computer-generated film. The image is of squares revolving in space around and through each other. Colors and forms multiply and divide against a beautiful symphonic score by George Kleinsinger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

Re: Incarnation (1973) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A Berlin diary." T.C. "... was a returning to material forms. It's just a diary, but once again it involves saving snapshots in the face of death and change. It's not clear who is saving the snapshots. Peter was taking them as much as I was. In fact, the film is progresively more Peter's; the last part of it was all filmed by him. Even shots I took were sometimes his idea. Berlin, a city that's divided, seemed like a metaphor for the way people divide each other and don't recognize parts of themselves all around them." T.C. interview, Afterimage, Summer 1981

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roy Colmer

Metamorphosis (1973) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Technology

The original material for the film was made from black and white video tapes of nude models -- the result of work sessions over a period of three months. The best sequences were taken and fed into a quantizer, which transfer the black and white tapes to color. The quantizer is sophisticated equipment: color complexity and juxtaposition can be altered to a high degree. A 16mm color film was made from the screen of the quantizer. Concentration in the film is of one and sometimes two models continually moving through the frame; as the film progresses, the figures become more and more abstract. The music I programmed and recorded live from ARP synthesizer and it consists of basic rhythms which change slowly as the images in the film evolve.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Storm De Hirsch

Lace of Summer (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"A day stands still and can be seen sprouting from its socket, a long toothed day eats its quiet bread and stands as still as ears of corn drying in the sun. It is a day to spread out like a festive cloth and heap with fruits. It is a day to carry in one's arms and lie with under the umbrella of a blossom tree."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

River Ghost. Hudson River Diary Book: IV (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Reflections on a haunted cove along the banks of the Hudson River."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

September Express (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

"Cine-Sonnet. Rome to Venice. A study of time in motion. An accelerated montage of reflections and landscapes framed in the window of an express train running from Rome to Venice. Dedicated to the writings of J.W. Dunne, the collage of Kurt Schwitters and the cubistic paintings of Braque."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Storm De Hirsch

Wintergarden. Hudson River Diary Book: III (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Tonight is a snowbird with heart hung hostage in a water drop, its iceflaked starfeet remembering the gargoyle's empty threat to drown in rivulets of melting feather frost."--S.D.H.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Arnold Eagle

Noguchi: A Sculptor's World (1973) 16mm, color, 27.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Ed Emshwiller

Chrysalis (1973) 16mm, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Made in collaboration with Alvin Nikolais, featuring the Nikolais dance company. CHRYSALIS is the result of structuring a series of cinematic and dance ideas Nikolais and I had. The film involves the dancers in improvised choreography, varied costumes, and cinema techniques from slow motion (400FPS) to pixilation. I did the sound score, using the voices of the dancers.

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Morgan Fisher

Picture And Sound Rushes (1973) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"In a static medium shot a narrator seated at a table delivers an explanation of the combinations and permutations which the sound and picture elements of the conventional monochromatic sound motion picture afford, as the film itself undergoes them." --M. F.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Found Film Flashes (1973) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A collage of recurring speech fragments, which provide a patchy voice-over "commentary" which skids across a sampling of found film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Focus Pocus Film Squad (Howard Lester et al)

Open Letter, An (1973) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"An open letter. An experiment in dramatic technique. A detective story. An experiment in inexpensive optical effect. Something to think about content-wise. Something to think about film-wise."--H.L.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Hollis Frampton

Less (1973) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Structural

"Near the end of 1973, Frampton realized that he had not finished a single film over the course of a year. He promptly conceived and executed LESS, a doubly punning work in which a minimalist Frampton generates a twenty-four frame (one-second) loop of the incremental blacking out of a nude image by photographer Les Krims."--Bruce Jenkins.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Nostalgia (Hapax Legomena I) (1973) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"{NOSTLGIA)...is a film to look at and think about, not a film that seizes your mind and forces its sensations on you. It liberates the imagination rather than entrapping it. It raises questions about the nature of film, the tension between fact and illusion, between now and then. It advances our understanding of film magic, and for this I am grateful."--Standish Lawder "In (NOSTALGIA) the time it takes for a photograph to burn (and thus confirm its two-dimensionality) becomes the clock within the film, while Frampton plays the critic, asynchronously glossing, explicating, narrating, mythologizing his earlier art, and his earlier life, as he commits them both to the fire of a labyrinthine structure; for Borges too was one of his earlier masters, and he grins behind the facades of logic, mathematics, and physical demonstration which are the formal metaphors for most of Frampton's films."--P. Adams Sitney.

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Freude

My Life In Art (1973) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Freude's diary. It is very personal and light in form. We see a birth; scenes at home; on beaches; with friends; and a one; and clips from TV and films. It flows easily and it all has a very special warmth about it." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Freude

Women & Children At Large (1973) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"WOMEN & CHILDREN AT LARGE is a totally entertaining film. Unlike many women's films, it is not a documentary or narrative directed at woman's issues. Rather, it might be considered a company for the women's movement. It is a feminist film not because of any political message but because of the liberation implicit in its imagery. There is a musical soundtrack but no dialogue; the images come fast and surreal, jarring images from a mythic kingdom, where hugely pregnant women rock on and babies fall flat on their face. A really joyous celebration of women, life and film." --Camille Cook, Chicago Art Institute

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Gati

Emotions At Sunset (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

By form, this film is an experiment of mixed cine media. The fusion of live action with abstract self-animated motions, special effects and symbolic scenes. By content, the film's main thought is about happiness. The plot is divided in three parts: illusion, disillision and reality. An experiment of style, where the mixing and super-position of live action with abstract and symbolic animation as emotive expressions obtained successful results.--J. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Gidal

Room Film 1973 (1973) 16mm, color, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

"One of the best works that come out of the London school." --Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973 "It is very good; I felt as if my father made it, as if it were made by a blind man. I liked the tentativeness... one had to work at it, that searching tentative quality, that quality of trying to see..." --Michael Snow

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Myrel Glick

XXXXXXX (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

I have just recently completed this film (July 1973). --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Transformation of Persephone, The (1973) 16mm, color, 10.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A flashback by Queen Persephone, as she recalls her abduction, resistance, surrender, passion, orgasm and transformation -- a parallel to the sexual history of women. "Magical transformation, bold, appealing, greatly in the manner of Jean Cocteau ...." -- Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Gottheim

Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part 1) (1973) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Completed in 1973 (with assistance from CAPS), HORIZONS was released as an individual film and continues to stand as such. However, I have incorporated it as Part 1 "Overture" to the series Elective Affinities, which includes three further sound films: MOUCHES VOLANTES (1976), FOUR SHADOWS (1978) and TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (1981). "This was also my fifth viewing of Gottheim's HORIZONS. (It is said, in Analects, VII:31, that 'when Confucius was pleased with the singing of someone he was with, he would always ask to have the song repeated and would join in himself.') During the first viewing of HORIZONS, in London, I just looked at it, with my eyes all open and ablaze, and I found it very beautiful. Later I listened to Gottheim talk about the film. I found out about the complex web of image rhymes and correspondences in the film. During my second and third viewings I became very absorbed in seeing and figuring out the correspondences and rhymes. But I found the film equally, if not more, beautiful. The fourth viewing was again an open eye viewing, without any special emphasis. During the Cooper Union screening I suddenly discovered its incredible richness of color. I sat close to the screen and I saw these glorious colors and I was amazed that I could look at HORIZONS four times and not notice the magnificence of its color." -- Jonas Mekas, Movie Journal Collection: Centre Beaubourg, Paris

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Nancy Graves

Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo (1973) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

We have tried to achieve a multi-layered mobile space -- if you will -- by means of the disparate motion of overlapping forms in flight. The frigate bird and flamingo were selected for their distinct light profile and unique movement. The film frame is a translation of my drawings. Sequential structuring of related forms in flight establishes the flow of content. The frame is contained in and moves through a limited sky determined in each segment by the peculiarities of the flight. Flight motion empirically introduces a perimental illusion of space as well as an illusion of distance between the film surface and viewer.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Amy Greenfield

Element (1973) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Hilary Harris; Performer: Amy Greenfield. ELEMENT, like TIDES, raises issues of the active image of a woman's body on film. The two films are counterparts and are ideally screened together. The woman's body is covered, like a moving sculpture, entirely with black, wet, clay-like mud in an environment of this element. She falls into and rises out of this glistening substance, over and over, until she is seen against the sky and falls one last time, ending with her black body sliding along the mud glittering in the jewel-like sun. The whole film is a human cycle which is both birthlike and deathlike and summons up through visceral imagery a very primal area of female sensuality. "In the well-known ELEMENT, Greenfield rolls and seethes and plunges in a field of mud, her hair, her face, her naked body [are] not just slathered with mud but become a part of it ...." -- Deborah Jowitt, dance critic, The Village Voice Exhibition: Toulon Int'l Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art; Third Int'l Avant-Garde Film Festival, London; Film Forum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Griffin

Trikfilm 1 (1973) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Tri-colored cycle of a dance movement set to a prelude from Bach's well-tempered clavier.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Trikfilm 3 (1973) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"A self-referntial animation, allowing the viewer to see the animator's hand and coffee cup, as well as pads of animated drawings. Amusing and educational for all ages, combining animation and live action in a manner reminiscent of the early Fleischer 'out of the inkwell' cartoons."-- Ron Epple, Picture Start. "Sprightly"--Howard Thompson, New York Times. A brilliant parody on animation, fast moving... breaking down the edges and definition of illusion. I loved this film, so funny and shot almost out of the corner of the mind's eye."--Stan Vanderbeek

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Red Grooms

Hippodrome Hardware (1973) 16mm, color, 42.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Also available in a 1980 version, 25-1/2 min. ... I've always been interested in the theatre, and I was always fascinated that the biggest theatre that there ever was in New York was called the Hippodrome. And in the Hippodrome they put these enormuous works on that were almost avant-garde because they were so big - they had horses charging in; really crazy stuff... And the 'hardware' in my title can refer to the mechanics of the theatre as opposed to the software. To me it's like a very strong metaphysical quality in theatre, this creaky thing: trying to make these inanimate things work, and the size and so forth involved. Plus the film is about people like carpenters building things, which uses hardware. There are different plays back and forth on the title.--R. G., Interview in Cantrills Filmnotes. "HIPPODROME HARDWARE is based on a performance piece presided over by the antic Mr. Ruckus (played by Red Grooms) featuring a crew of klutzy carpenters whose job is to build a house for Mr. Ruckus' witchy mother. Combining live action and animation, the film is a unique blending of the beautiful and the vulgar, the innocent and the sharp-edged." The American Federation of the Arts

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Walter Gutman

Very Brief Romance of Barbara Frietchie and Stonewall Jackson, The (1973) 16mm, color, 55.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Robert Haller

Notes on the Buffalo Conference: "Autobiography in American Independent Cinema" (1973) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

During the 1970s I shot, helped to make, or commissioned about ten document films, mainly about film-makers. This film is one of them. It was made with Dan Ochiva, who acted as cameraman on about half of the footage. I shot the rest, and then edited the film. It is a record of a conference held at the State University of New York at Buffalo on March 22-25, 1973. Among the participants filmed were Gerald O'Grady (who organized the conference), Will Hindle, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Robert Creeley, Bruce Baillie, Scott Bartlett, Hollis Frampton, Ken Jacobs, Ed Pincus, Stan Vanderbeek, Ed Emshwiller, Sally Dixon, James Cox. This footage will eventually become part of my film PEOPLE, PLACES, THE 1970S. --R. H.

Rental: $22.00
16mm Rental: $22.00

Amy Halpern

Peach Landscape (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Illusions of surface, abstract to pictorial. Initially the grain of the film emulsion, complete with scratches, variations in framing -- the meat of film -- are the most apparent elements of all. The object shown is revealed to be a bowl of canned peaches. But even with identification, the visual illusions return -- e. g., a concave surface becomes convex, the flat bottom of the bowl becomes an egg.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara Hammer

Sisters! (1973) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A celebration and collage of lesbians, including footage of the Women's International Day march in SF and joyous dancing from the last night of the second Lesbian Conference where Family of Woman played; as well as images of women doing all types of traditional "men's" work.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Leonard M. Henny

Getting It Together (1973) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Jan Boon. This is a film on Larry Eigner, poet. Larry was born in Swampscott, Mass. Due to ill birth he cannot walk and can hardly speak or write. Yet, in spite of handicap, his poetry continues to flow and is widely published and read in both America and in Europe. Larry Eigner can communicate with the world only by dictating his poems to his mother and to his brother, Joe-who are the only ones who can understand him. In recent years he has begun to learn a technique of one-finger typing. --L. M. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

About a Tapestry (1973) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

In Hermann Hesse's study hung a colorful tapestry composed of birds, beasts, trees and flowers. The flora and fauna represented a universe of harmony, the celebration of life, woven by delighted hands. Its praise and influence upon his work are evoked in the words from Hesse's own journal. 'On the wall of my studio hangs a tapestry...' So begin the words of Hermann Hesse in writing about his favorite tapestry. Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch, his daughter-in-law, has filmed the tapestry and used his words to describe its beautiful folkloric and dream-like forms. The viewer thus enters the philosophical world of Hermann Hesse. --I. H. R.

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $23.00

Louis Hock

Zebra (1973) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A visual keening for the exterminated quagga. A silent dirge for lost friends, shadowed up against the wall with light from the tombs.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Doloris Holmes

Room of the White Mask (1973) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Theme: Transformation through newly created rituals. Rebirth of an individual woman through identification with all women. (...) --D. H.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Takahiko Iimura

1 To 60 Seconds (1973) 16mm, b&w, 30.5 min

"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 t he amount of time in seconds that each of them followed one second letter by a number or numbers indicate the total amount of time that has thus far transpired. So at each juncture you know beforehand how much time awaits you be fore the next and how much is behind you, and then it's just you and the black screen. And thereafter many things happen: you attempt to experience, say, twenty one seconds so accurately you will be ready for the 22, or you become impatient and bored, or you just feel time, fell the ongoingness. The film's as varied as time (for you) is and can be." -- Paul Poggiali, The Soho Weekly News, New York, May 9, 1974

Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

+ & - (Plus and Minus) (1973) , min

"Of the new foreign work I saw, (at the Avantgarde Film Festival in London) t hat of Taka Iimura interested me most -- His film + & -, using scratched sign, displayed how perception can be molded by concept. By postulating negative duration -- a length of black, say six seconds, minus a length of white, say three seconds, equals a length of black three seconds -- the gradually emerging experience of 'backward-running' duration, through a long series of these visual sums, was very surprising." Malcolm Le Grice, Studio International, Nov., 1973 "During the past five years the concerns which Iimura explored in Models have reached their most complete refinement in + & -, 1to 60 Seconds, and 24 Frames Per Second. -- For those who do come to Iimura's films feeling oblige d to sit in a theater and concentrate on a screen and assuming that the filmmaker will reward their effort and discipline by providing something to look at, +&- (and in particular, Iimura's presentation of a complete set of additions and a complete set of subtractions) can create considerable frustration. Clearly, however, Iimura's decision to present both halves of what he views as a complete film experience is not made in the interests of pleasing everyone. Like most works of art, + & - is exhibited in the hope that some port ion of those who attend a screening will be flexible enough to develop ways of relating to the film which will enable them to get something out of the experience Iimura has provided." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April, 1978

Rental: $40.00

Tom Jancar

Four Stages of Cruelty (1973) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

"An acknowledgement to all of science and its approach to film-making: a cold, hard, documenta, all fact-for-fact way of thinking. A sadistic look at man's relationship to nature."--T.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Proximity (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A frame which contains the constant fusion and divisions of naked constructions which contain the approaching waves of an ocean whose origin is unknown.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Orb (1973) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A compact, full-color cut-out animation as ephemeral as the colors swimming on the surface of a soap bubble. The eternal round shape, the orb -- sun, moon, symbol of the whole self -- balloons its inimitable and joyous course through scene after scene of celestial delight, fixing at last as the mystical globe encasing the lovers whose course it has paralleled throughout the film. People who have shown OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE over and over have now decided it's OK to book this film. "More complex than the art work in The Yellow Submarine." -- Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Press

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Outer Circle, The (1973) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

She/Va (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Personal / Diary / Journal

A young dancer rechoreographed through film editing. This film was originally made in standard 8mm, from a home movie.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Krell

Shoreline of China, The (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Monument of the bay easter/ gail sits in the crease for two days/ refusing drink or food/ angels arrive and reveal she is a glorious bum/ ALTHOUGH IT WAS L(1965)arry --J. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Kuchar

Devil's Cleavage, The (1973) 16mm, black and white, 107 min

Genre: Experimental

"... George Kuchar's lovingly farcical re-creation of those (Forties and Fifties) melodramas, THE DEVIL'S CLEAVAGE, is a camp parody that sometimes directly steals from the genre, sometimes burlesques it, and often travesties it. As you might expect, it soon begins to mock all kinds of cinematic references, from Hitchcock to Preminger. But leave the exact details to pedants, laughter's the thing here .Ä Kuchar manages terribly well in terms of imagination and inventiveness, and just plain terribly in terms of such humdrum details of filming as using a light meter and tape recorder. Technical ineptness aside, we end up with a marvelous hybrid, as if Sam Fuller and Sternberg had collaborated in shooting a script by Tennessee Williams and Russ Meyer. Which is to say that excess is the most basic element of Kuchar's method, even when (almost paradoxically) it's an excess of cliche ('Such language! Bite your tongue!' 'Bite it for me ...'). "... Douglas Sirk tells us, 'Cinema is blood, tears, violence, hate, death, and love.' Kuchar reminds us that cinema, like life, is also bedpans, earwax, sleazy fantasy, ineptness, compromise, and laughter." -- Chuck Kleinhans, Film Center program

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Owen Land

Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"... devilishly difficult... to write anything coherent about this film, which I very much love, respect, and admire..." --John Luther

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maria Lassnig

Self Portrait (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"Maria Lassnig has made a perfectly lovely film entitled SELF PORTRAIT to which I would give first prize. About here own film Ms. Lassnig has written: 'Using my own drawings, realistic, surrealistic or abstract, I have drawn the moods, fears, thoughts and parts of a life story (the drawings were then animated). This self-portrait was done before a mirror without the help of photographs. I also did all camera work and sound.' --Marcia Cavell, Changes, January, 1973

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Duskly Driven Drift (1973) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

An intriguing artistic analysis of approximately 100 baffling frames from EEL. This intuitive examination so carefully deser-like in its many parts. A patient, alpha-floating audience is rewarded in the last 'sex scene.' The print is always never the same. --D. L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Dave Lee

Elixer of Growth (1973) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

An eccentric and beautifully interiorized understanding of my roots, as in tree. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Fish of the Helix (1973) 16mm, black and white, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Almost EEL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

One to One (1973) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A low budgeted, to-the-point, urban LA REGION CENTRALE.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Seeds of Sky (1973) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Galaxies are beautiful. Stay tuned...

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Swimmer (1973) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A tribute to Brakhage's MOTHLIGHT. While making SWIMMER I perfumed The Pittsburgh Filmmakers' with my bucket of fish gills. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note To Erik (1973) reg8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 16fps

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Travel Note and Sketch (1973) reg8mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

"An American resting place- a scenic view" S.L. Project at 18fps.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Big Stick, The (1973) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications of media, not only by making temporal, aesthetic and contextual comparisons of his sources, but by presenting this discomforting ragout in a film gauge whose cost, availability and mobility make simply working it an intrinsically political gesture. Levine also understood how to use very fast cutting in old-style 8mm, a difficult task in that the splice is in the middle of the frame. A cut is therefore void of illusion, and in fact threatens to obliterate a weak image .... "... Levine's adroit use of graphic action from the newsreels and close-ups from the shorts changed the rapid cuts from awkward stumbles to almost profound superimpositions." -- James Irwin, Artweek

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Michael Lovell

Birds of Paradise (1973) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A single 100 ft. roll of 16mm B&W film shot at the zoo last October, 1972. Six months later I soaked the processed film in clorox bleach and had it loop-printed four times with a length of black opaque leader between each print. --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fredric Martin

In the Beginning (1973) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

The much-acclaimed special effects used in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY were created by the producer of IN THE BEGINNING. Witheld from distribution until now, this short film tells through the use of these same unique special effects the story of the Creation. It is spoken in English, French and German, with Debussy's "La Mer" underlining the dramatic narration. --F. M.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fredric Martin

Sublimated Birth (1973) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Like IN THE BEGINNING, SUBLIMATED BIRTH uses similar visual effects to those created for 2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY. --F. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Pamela Mayo

Emouna (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Psychic photography in white trails on black is one of the mysteries of this film. Allen Ginsberg and friends are the characters, the continuity of life in spite of the stagnation of an oppressive society. The work includes images of Barbara Rubin, the legendary figure of the early underground film era. --P. B.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Anthony McCall

Line Describing a Cone (1973) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"LINE DESCRIBING A CONE is what I term a solid light film. It deals with the projected light beam itself, rather than treating the light beam as a mere carrier of coded information, which is decoded when it strikes the flat surface (the screen). It is projected in the normal way, on a 16mm film projector. Though inevitably there will be a wall that limits the length of the beam, a screen is not necessary. The viewer watches the film, by standing with his, or her, back towards what would normally be the screen, and looking along the beam towards the projector itself. The film begins as a coherent line of light, like a laser beam, and develops through the 30 minute duration, into a complete, hollow cone of light. Line Describing a Cone deals with one of the irreducible, necessary conditions of film: projected light. It deals with this phenomenon directly, independent of any other consideration. It is the first film to exist solely in real, three-dimensional, space. This film exists only in the present: the moment of projection. It refers to nothing beyond this real time. (In contrast, most films allude to a past time). It contains no illusion. It is a primary experience, not secondary: i.e. the space is real, not referential; the time is real, not referential...

"Important conditions for the projection:
A. That the projector be inside the viewing space, i.e. it should not be inside a projection booth. As the focal point, and the source of light, it is an integral part of the film.
B. That the projection space be entirely empty of chairs or other furniture.
C. That the space be absolutely pitch-dark. Owing to the delicate nature of light, even a slight spillage of ambient light can seriously affect the film's visibility.
D. The vertical height of the frame, at the wall (which stops the beam), should be about 6 feet (1.75 to 2 metres). The base of the frame should be about 1 foot (30 centimeters) from the floor. The projector should stand at a height of about 3 feet (1 metre).
E. The light of the beam is visible through contact with particles in the air, be they from dust, humidity or cigarette smoke. Smoking should not be prohibited." -A.M., 5th International Experimental Film Competition Catalogue, 1973

"Just before [a screening of Line Describing a Cone at the Whitney Museum], and once during the screening, we thickened the air with a theatrical 'fog' machine. This was very effective. I've since found that a 'hazer' is even better." -A.M., 2001

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Richard Meltzer

Cots For Sleeping Six Abreast (1973) Regular 8mm, color, .5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Part 1 of the VISOR REAPER PAINTING trilogy. After dreaming of killing in self defense (takes the man's broom handle away from him and proceeds to clobber his bald head right in) a gentleman arises to brush his teeth." -- R.M.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Tom Palazzolo

Love It/Leave It (1973) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"LOVE IT/LEAVE IT is a raucous treatment of patriotic color, football, nudity and parades set to a refrain of 'Love It' and coalescing into Tom Palazzolo's nightmare rendition of America the Awful. It sounds the theme song of this program [at the Whitney] and gives you a pretty good start on deciding to 'Leave It.'" -- Archer Winston, New York Post "[A]s filmmaking it's riveting." -- The New York Times "A part of it looks like the kind of out-of-control patriotism ... of Desert Storm." -- J. Hoberman

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Suzan Pitt

Jefferson Circus Songs (1973) 16mm, color, 15.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS alternates and sometimes combines life-size cardboard animations with live performances by children and the effect is entirely unified and delightful." - Edgar Daniels, Filmmakers Newsletter "Suzan Pitt [Kraning]'s films possess an absolutely cosmic sense of patience, of things happening at their own speed and with their own logic. Made with children, JEFFERSON CIRCUS SONGS is a string of puzzling little episodes, some using cut-out animation, some featuring a pixilated cast clad in moppet wigs with stockings stretched over their faces. After its screening at the 1973 New York Filmmaker's Expo, critic Rex Reed noted that 'most of it is quite sophisticated and brilliant. It's likeable because it's perfect for what it is - a fantasy - and such things, if done well and with talent and vision, need no outside logic ... like looking into a Faberge egg.' " - Ron Epple, Media and Methods

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Lawrence Rice

Work In Progress (1973) Super 8, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Alister Sanderson

Birdfilm (1973) Regular 8mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Printed from Plus-X black-and-white."-A.S.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Alister Sanderson

Moving Life (1973) Regular 8mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Printed from Kodachrome colour."-A.S.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Kenny Schneider

Chicken Soup (1973) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

A personal documentary that chronicles the making of a pot of chicken soup from live chicken to dinner itself. The elderly couple making the soup speak in both English and Yiddish; there is no general narration. --Peter De Domenico, 6/1994

Dealing with the complete home preparation of "a delicious Jewish chicken soup" from killing the chicken to slurping the soup, Schneider's film treats its subject in a manner that might best be described as affectionate revulsion. For those of us who, after a childhood of Sunday suffering, contemplate chicken soup with rather less equanimity than Socrates brought to the hemlock, Schneider says it all-or almost all. There should be a sequel on matzoh balls. --Roger Greenspun, NY Times, 2/1971 as part of Nine Film Portraits in the Whitney Museum of American Art's New American Filmmakers Series

Rental: $56.00
16mm Rental: $56.00

Rosalind Schneider

Parallax (1973) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Three-screen film. Three projectors with lamps of equal wattage are required, having lenses of 2" for normal projection: approx. 50 feet projector-to-screen. Place projectors side-by-side; screen images should be same-sized, separate but touching. Center reel is mixed color/B&W and carries the soundtrack. The two side reels are B&W, silent, and are to be run at 24 fps with sound turned off. Begin with center projector, sound turned on, and run alone until the title "Parallax" is finished: then switch on two side projectors simultaneously.

'Film as a triptych. Original score: Michael Dreyfuss." - R.S.

"...enhanced by the technical device of using 3 screens at once with the same image on each, but projected a-synchronously. The use of color, black-and-white, and the re-elaboration of an image... fills the eyes... brings us unconsciously to the most intimately self-insightful level of intuitiveness. Pictorically similar to an enormous fresco, PARALLAX moves its characters through a dance without time and perhaps without end...." - Anna Canepa, Art Workers' Newsletter

Premiered at the New York Cultural Center's 'Women Artists as Filmmakers,' 1973. In the collection of the Lincoln Center Dance Archives.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Ralph Schreiber

Framework (1973) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Axiomatic Granularity (1973) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Dedicated to Jonas Mekas. "There is a paradox in such artistically special (and significant) films as Sharits' very real and reflexively beautiful AXIOMATIC GRANULARITY. It is that in becoming so accessible and authentic through its refusal to be anything but itself -- emulsion grain seen in color and movement -- the film for most viewers is likely to be impenetrable ... the film begins to evoke a quiet flow of thought. That thought, however, is repeatedly returned to the light perceived on the screen as the film calls attention to itself through the random appearances of scratches, becoming simply and pleasantly what it is, refreshingly nothing more." -- Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News Collection: Centre National D'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

Rental: $46.00
16mm Rental: $46.00

Daniel Singelenberg

Another Shot (1973) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"The editing of ANOTHER SHOT is really quite, quite good, I think...Nick Dorsky make the most extensive and interesting comments I have heard about ANOTHER SHOT. He was interested by the transposition of subject and viewer, i.e. film begins with viewer observing your (the filmmaker's) face, later your face appears to be observing the walking figure (Pierre), and at the end the figure has become the viewer or imaginer who walks off into the film image. Interestingly, he thought that I was Pierre and that this was my film. When I explained, he agreed that your film fits both in feeling and technique with my work--however, the autobiographical aspect seems to me very vivid and distinct."--Tom Chomont. "A self-portrait."--D.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

H.C. Solomon

South Street Seaport Museum, The (1973) black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

"this film deals with the South Street Seaport Museum located at South and Fulton Streets in downtown New York. The South Street Seaport Museum is unique in that it has the largest tonnage of varied ships afloat at any maritime museum in AMerica. All types of vessels of varied size and type of service are exhibited. The museum tries in part to capture a vanished era. The era of the sailing vessel which was so important a means of transportation for America during the nineteenth century. Linking the east and west coast off the continent before the advent of the locomotives." H.C.S.

Rental: $20.00

Jon Voorhees

Whispers Delaying Grace (1973) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"Dampness permeates the stillness./ The quality of the sounds/ that enter this geography of the senses/ is far distant/ almost overhead-/ the slow surf, miles away./ crickets./ a slamming screen door, way over and down./ and then a dog barking./ then another dog, farther, barking at the lives of the people in their homes;/ their lights reach out through the shining night./ Moonlight glows from beneath the shadows./ The heart swells./ It is our dream- and we are a part of it." J.V.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Wallin

Sleepwalk (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

Explores the juncture of psychology and spirituality as expressed in the writing of the Russian mystic/philosopher Gurdjieff and his student Ouspensky. A deconstruction (via rhythmic repetition and optical printing) of the notion of personality, as expressed in gesture and vocal nuance, that becomes almost unconscious in behavior. An attempt to bring to consciousness these idiosyncratic traits and break the cycle of waking sleep. "It was the funniest film in the festival ... the images stayed with me and heightened my visual world. ... [A] beautiful dialectical relationship on the structural use of sound ...." - Ray Kril, festival judge "One of the few films from which I actually learned something about people." -- Don Lloyd, filmmaker and festival judge "Almost a linguistic analysis of the structure of motion ... orchestrates the 'meaningless babble' of life." -- Carel Towe, filmmaker and critic

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles Wright

Surprised (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

An abstract hand-drawn cartoon set to original music. No shape, line, edge surface or background can be taken for granted for very long before turning out to be something else.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

John Cage Mushroom Hunting In Stony Point (1973) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

With Shari Dienes, Jeni Engel, Shalom Gurewitz, Shigeko Kubota, and Nam June Paik. Filmic impressions of composer John Cage, mushroom hunting on his home ground of Stony Point, New York; visiting his home for the last time; radiating love towards his friends; and buying fruits and vegetables at the farm market before returning to New York City. "Cage collecting Mushrooms in the woods." -- The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00

Jud Yalkut

China Cat Sunflower (1973) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bootleg Film Production. With the Grateful Dead. As though one gradually becomes aware of the music of the universe, the Dead break into consciousness as their images merge with the oneness of light, becoming discrete momentarily, then dancing away to the cosmic rhythm that permeates reality. A film composed in the camera in the heat of intuition frame-by-frame, and then recomposed frame-by-frame in the optical printer. "Call Jud Yalkut an experimental filmmaker. He does not deal with story-telling film, but with the invisible-ideas and emotions. Nor does he structure them in a conventional manner. His aim is to disorganize your traditional methods of perception, and then to provide you with some new alternatives... One gets a feeling of vitality, and that the man is indeed into what he is making. He's got a firm grip of what he's doing and where he is heading." -- Syracuse, NY "New Times"

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jud Yalkut

Slop Print (1973) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A Bootleg Film Production. Music by Bob Dylan. The ritual of amorous adventure among the domestic peccaries of North America. An eye-opener with humor and lyricism. Premiered at the Millennium Film Workshop. Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

July 1973 TV Images (1973) super8, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Technology

A cascade of color images, abstracted in real time. "Your television footage seems interesting, I want to see that soon. I've always wanted to use the tv as a source of imagery, but as you know, it's not part of my life, owning a TV that is" - John DaSilva in a letter, 7/11/73

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Hans Richter

Give Chance a Chance: A Portrait of Hans Richter (1973) DVD PAL, Color, 28 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Interview with artist-sculptor-filmmaker-surrealist Hans Richter -- his place in history and his pioneering work in several areas. Richter talks about his career -- which started at the beginning of the century -- early experiments with the movie camera, association with the world of the Surrealists, conflict with the National Socialists in Germany, the origins of Dada, and the evolution of his own style in painting, drawing and collage. Many films clips and examples of his graphic work illustrate his themes.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

David Perlov

Diary (1973-1983) DVD PAL, color, 336 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

'May 1973, I buy a camera. I want to start filming, by myself and for myself. Professional cinema does no longer attract me. To look for something else. I want to approach the everyday. Above all in anonymity. It takes time to learn how to do it.' With these words, David Perlov starts his epic film Diary. Shot over a period of three decades, first on 16mm and later on video, it is considered today the most striking work in Israeli documentary filmmaking. - Ariel Schweitzer

DVD PAL Sale: $86.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Akiko Iimura

Mon Petit Album (1973) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, music, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical

Film poetry with music of Jacques Bekaert played by David Behman and Takehisa Kosugi. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Faith Hubley

Cockaboody (1973) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, children & youth, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health

Faith and John Hubley. Two sisters engage in imaginative pre-bedtime play. As the girls explore their parents' bedroom and bathroom, they experience a range of emotions from intense anger to loving tenderness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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