Le Ann Bartok

Skyworks, The Red Mile (1974) 16mm, color, 9.30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Documentary of conceptual artist Le Ann Bartok Wilchusky's "Skyworks, The Red Mile," dropped from 7,500 ft. altitude with skydivers, kinetically danced over the Pennsylvania countryside. This "Dropped Object" unrolled in free fall creating a line one mile long which altered the sky space dramatically. Shorter red pieces, held by the skydivers in free fall, spiral in and out as the skydiver as performer is held in G force. A visual symphony of falling lines. -- L.A.B.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Benning

8-1/2 X 11 (1974) 16mm, color, 32.30 min

Genre: Experimental

"... exuberant and precise articulation of the American experience in the spirit of Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams , and Willa Cather." -- Linda Gross, Los Angeles Times

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

James Benning

I94 (1974) 16mm, color, 3.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Intercourse between two people who never appear on the screen at the same time." -- B. G. & J. B. "... for me i94 functions as an emblem of the state of male/ female roles during the mid-seventies. The movement of many women out of the domesticity of marital and maternal roles into the larger world was interlocked with attempts by many men to get back in touch with emotional realities they have frequently ignored while functioning 'out in the world" -- Scott McDonald, Afterimage, 1981

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jerry Bloedow

Songs of Lewis Wadhams (1974) 16mm, color, 16.45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music

The music and way of life of a Summerhill-type school; excerpted from a longer documentary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Power Boothe

Match (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.00 min

Genre: Experimental

An unedited film built up from layers of superimposed images. The lit match is the light source and the image; its duration also structures time.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Aquarien (1974) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

'EN'? -- as dictionary has it: 'made of, of or belonging to' (as I have it) Aquarius/an(d) so forth: Latin water carrier in the sky, etc. This is my first fully conscious tone poem film.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Clancy (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a portrait of that man I choose to call the greatest I've known: Clancy, whom the fates surnamed Sheey, personifies for me that which is simply human beyond condition and all conditioning.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Dominion (1974) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

The dynamo theories of Henry Adams portrayed first person/sexual vision: an American businessman as lord of all he surveys.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Flight (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Pun on light intended -- that short preceding expellation of breath perhaps the subject matter of this film which centers in consideration of death. It is the third tone poem and did surprise me by thus completing a trilogy of the 4 classical elements.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

He Was Born, He Suffered, He Died (1974) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The quote was Joseph Conrad answering a critic who found his books too long. Conrad replied that he could write a novel on the inside of a match-book-cover, thus (as above), but that he preferred to elaborate. The Life of the film scratches on black leader. The elaboration of color tonalities is as the mind's eye responds to hieroglyph.

Rental: $35.00
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Stan Brakhage

Hymn to Her (1974) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

HER to me is always Jane, in the first place, but also Hera: goddess of women and marriage, naturally enough. Then too, as it is a hymn of light, and as he/me feels the self that way, it sings of and to itself.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Skein (1974) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

'A loosely coiled length of yarn (story) ... wound on a reel' -- my parenthesis! This is a painted film (inspired by unpainted pictures): 'skins' of paint hung in a weave of light.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Sol (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

1: SUN. 2: not cap: GOLD -- used in alchemy. 3: the sun-god of theancient Romans; but then also, as I understand it, a French word for 'earth,' wherefrom we get our 'soil'; and then (puns always intended, as I hear them): soul... this also, then, a tone poem film.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Star Garden (1974) 16mm, color, 20.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The STAR as it is singular, is the sun; and it is metaphored, at the beginning of this film, by the projector anyone uses to show forth. Then the imaginary sun begins its course throughout whatever darkened room this film is seen within. At high noon (of the Narrative) it can be imagined as if in back of the screen. Then it can be seen to shift its thought-light gradually back through aftertones and imaginings of the stars of the film, till it achieves a one-to-one relationship with moon again. This sun of the mind's eye of every viewer does only occasionally correspond with the off-screen pictured sun of the film; and anyone who cares to play this game of multiple illumination will surely see the film in its most completely conscious light. Otherwise it simply depicts (as Brancusi puts it) : One of those days I would not trade for anything under heaven.

Rental: $60.00
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Stan Brakhage

Stars are Beautiful, The (1974) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the first sound film I've completed since 1962 -- the first synch sound ever. It is a philosophical film... extending the realm of BLUE MOSES. Its finest viewer, so far, has written: The sun, -- moon -- and stars, really are the footprints of God.-- and the broken fragments of the mirror that reflects reality. -- and they are quite beautiful. I had not seen them before. -- John Newell This film is dedicated to James Broughton.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Text of Light, The (1974) 16mm, color, 67 min

Genre: Experimental

All that is is light. -- Dun Scotus Erigena To see the world in a grain of sand. -- William Blake These are the primary impulses while working on this film. It is dedicated to Jim Davis who showed me the first spark of refracted film light.

Rental: $240.00
16mm Rental: $240.00

Bill Brand

Angular Momentum: Acts of Light Part 2 (1974) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Here, by contrast, the film is richly sensuous. Again nearly continuous color changes rotate around a spectrum, but this time at varying speeds of rotation and degrees of intensity. The colors on the left start nearly white and rotate very slowly. As the film progresses the color value become darker and the speed of rotation increases until, by the end, the color is nearly black and rotates around the spectrum about once per second. On the right, the opposite occurs. It starts black and progresses nearly to white. The varying rates of rotation determine the moment combination of colors.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Bill Brand

Circles of Confusion: Acts Of Light Part 3 (1974) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

In this film, circles of colored light (red, green, blue) pulsate and flicker as they move around the frame. Where they intersect, they display a variety of secondary colors. The term, circles of confusion belongs to the physics of the lenses. Here it has to do with the focus of light. Here it refers to the focus of mental and emotional energies as an irrational system for composing a film.

Rental: $30.00
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Bill Brand

Rate of Change: Acts of Light Part 1 (1974) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

ACTS OF LIGHT is a trilogy consisting of RATE OF CHANGE, ANGULAR MOMENTUM, and CIRCLES OF CONFUSION. Together they develop a study of pure color based on the notion that film is essentially change and not motion. The films build one on the other as first pure change, then relational change, and finally, irrational change. They can be seen together or as separate works. This section has no original, no frames, only slowly continuously shifting colors, cycling around the perimeter of the spectrum. The changes are so slow as to be unseen, yet they alter perception of the color.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Andrea Callard

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 (1974-1984) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 115 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 is a compendium of short media works made between 1974 and 1984. Available on DVD or as a mix of film and video, flexible.

The following four parts are preserved as 16mm film. Otherwise, the material is available as video.

16mm Films:
In 2010, 11 thru 12 and Fluorescent/Azalea , both super 8mm films, were preserved as 16mm with funds from the national Film Preservation Foundation by Bill Brand in cooperation with Brent Phillips and The Fales Library & Special Collections. 11 thru 12 was warmly received at the 7th Orphans Film Symposium and the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Lost Shoe Blues and Flora Funera (for Battery Park City) were preserved on film the following year by Brittan Dunham and Bill Brand's class in the Moving Picture Archiving Program at New York University. Livia Bloom selected the feature length compendium for theatrical release at the Maysles Cinema in New York in 2012. As Guest Curator for DOXA 2013, she wrote an essay also titled Talking Landscape: Early Media Works 1974-1984 , (http://2013.doxafestival.ca/festival/essays/talking). Gradually, more pieces of this period are becoming visible again. In 2014, New York Women in Film and Television awarded funds to preserve Some Food May Be Found in the Desert.

Included in the DVD:
Fragments of a Self Portrait
Window
Balls with Club
Rubber Shoes
Drawers
Sweep
Delaware Stone Throw
Fluorescent/Azaela
Lost Shoe Blues
Flora Funera (for Battery Park City)
11 thru 12
Contact Mics with Cara
Lispenard Ladder
The Customs House
Notes on Ailanthus
Commuting from Point to Point
The Times Square Show 1980
Pus Factory

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

James Broughton

Testament (1974) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

"TESTAMENT is James Broughton's exquisite self-portrait. A major figure in avant-garde filmmaking and poetry since the 1940s, Broughton views his life and life's work with irony, charm, humor, and a combination of joyous self-love and gentle self-depreciation. Scenes from his earlierfilms mix the elements of humor, magic, slapstick, melodrama, and romance which mark his aesthetic. A plethora of rich personal symbols is woven throughout the film, tied together by verbal games, Zen poems, anecdotes, songs, a child's prayer, dreams, and visions." -- Karen Cooper "James Broughton's TESTAMENT is one of the most remarkable films ever produced within the American independent cinema. It is the most moving and most sublimely detached of the recent trend of filmic autobiographies -- by Jerome Hill, Jonas Mekas, and Stan Brakhage, to name only the masters, and Broughton's peers." -- P. Adams Sitney "A beautiful, important, mysterious work."-- Amos Vogel

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

James Cagle

Excavation (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is one of the more demanding and time-consuming films I have worked on. In spite of its short length, the shooting and editing have occupied as much time as I have spent on films three times longer. This is due to a number of reasons. The film first of all is extremely meticulous. It has been exposed one frame at a time and in most instances each frame has required a separate picture, a change in focus, a different focal length or exposure change. It is a composite of still photographs, both black and white and color, shot over the past three years and live footage shot more recently. In addition, it makes use of a collage I designed 5 inches by 8 feet and animated horizontally. EXCAVATION makes use of in-camera A and B roll editing. One frame is exposed, the following black out, another exposed and so on and so forth. I originally planned the film to be edited totally in the camera, but once into it, I began to realize I was playing a very complicated game of chess and decided that much post-camera editing would be necessary. It was next to impossible to realize beforehand the multiplicity of effects that would develop. EXCAVATION is evocative at numerous levels. It is about the past and the present. It is a primordial/contemporary synthesis of images and sensitivities. I recall as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago viewing Willem de Koonings' 'Excavation' almost daily for three years and being terribly impressed by it. To that extent I think my film is abstract expressionist. At a personal level the film deals in an archaeological way with the exploitation of techniques and ideas that have accumulated over the past five years but have been without expression for one reason or another. It attempts to synthesize then numerous thought fragments in a brief, coherent and dynamic way.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Metonic Cycles (1974) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is the most esoteric film I have made. It moves in a calculated, almost mathematical way. It is without any kind of special effect. With the exception of a type of rhythm that is established, its evocation is dependent upon the content of each image and how the images relate to each other relative to their position in time and space. The film is divided into five distinct sections. The first, third and fifth are all 100 foot takes, while the second and fourth are made up of numerous images which belong to more of a general content. The observer, because he/she is viewing the film within a concise period of time, is forced to relate disparate images. In this respect, the content is somewhat surrealistic although I believe its primary effect is one of extra-objectivity. A Metonic cycle is a period of roughly 19 years, at the end of which the phases of the moon recur in the same order and on the same days as in the preceding cycle. It was discovered by Meton, an Athenian astronomer of the fifth century B. C. I am particularly intrigued by this type of measurement and also by the fact that the system was devised so long ago. While there is no over connection between this and the film, the elements of mystery, history and the passing of time implicit in my view of Meton, his position in time and his discovery constitute my primary motivations for making the film. METONIC CYCLES raises many types of questions. They are questions which deal with philosophy and perception. While the questions are not answered, the observer, if on the proper wavelength, can develop an ambivalence, that is, a feeling that is a mixture of comprehension and lack-of-comprehension. The resulting point-of-view can be one of acceptance, e. g., that while the images have an unreal appearance, this is the way things really are.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roberta Cantow

Rites of Passage (1974) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal and impressionistic journey through and experience of growing. A study in mood and rich in color, the film explores a young woman's infatuation with adolescent boys -- to reveal her yearning to be full. It touches on the painful part of her won initiation into selfhood.

Rental: $30.00
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Elliot Caplan

To Station (1974) 16mm, Super 8, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Depicts a train station on the Harlem-Hudson line that was constructed during the Roosevelt administration. On first seeing this place in 1971 I was overwhelmed by its beauty.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Moon Gates III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film based on kinetic sculpture and employing the Mary Stanton Dance Ensemble. Through the kinetic sculptures, made specifically for the choreographer, move dancers each appearing in separate monochromatic images of cyan, yellow and magenta. When touched, the sculptures move lightly, taking on the quality of mobiles. Dance and sculpture, kinetic within their own forms, are combined to create new dynamics between people and forms in motion, in bold primary colors.

Rental: $30.00
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Doris Chase

Rocking Orange III (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. A dance film, one of a series of three, based on the kinetic sculpture designed by Doris Chase for ballet and commissioned by the Seattle Opera Company. Filming was done in the Avery Court of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. The film explores new dimensions in color and space.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Sculpture for Children (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Producer: Laurie Stieg. Assistant Producer: Elizabeth Wood. A documentary displaying the use of a set of SCULPTURE FOR CHILDREN in a New York City classroom. Children ages six to nine years were filmed while playing and learning. Sculpture was designed by Doris Chase and is based on kinetic work originating in the field of dance.

Rental: $30.00
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Doris Chase

Tall Arches III (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreography by Mary Stanton. Technical Assistance: Brown/Olvey. "TALL ARCHES, though less exciting and spontaneous than the earlier CIRCLES II, is a purer realization. This new work, not quite a dance, not quite a film nor a musical event, seems to have a life of its own. Working with these elements again and again, refining each step of the way, Doris Chase is now doing things that have not been done before. There have been 'dance films,' but Doris's are something more. Like other avant-garde works, hers resist classification, yet their beauty is quite traditional. The undulating forms and colors of her films are appealing for the same reasons we accept Kandinsky's paintings. They are formally rich." -- Robert Sitton, Portland Art Museum

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Chomont

abda/Rebirth (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Hand-Processed

Abda (b&w): "With abda I was processing black and white film myself in buckets . . . I wanted to destroy my own image." -- T.C. (An interview in Afterimage, Summer 1981.) Rebirth (color): Prints made using sunlight and then reprinted with color filters. The reference is to baptism.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Conrad

Film Feedback (1974) 16mm, black and white, 14.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Made with a film-feedback team which I directed at Antioch College. Negative image is shot from a small rear-projection screen, the film comes out of the camera continuously (in the dark room) and is immediately processed, dried, and projected on the screen by the team. What are the qualities of film that may be made visible through feedback?

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sharon Couzin

Roseblood (1974) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

The dance of Carolyn Chave Kaplan; Music from Stockhausen's "Hymnen" and "Mantra," Enesco's "Sonata No. 3 in A Minor." Images of a woman in dance, in flora, in picture, in eyes, in architecture, in sunshine, in color, in crystal, in space, in confusion, in danger, in disintegration, in her hand, in birth, in the Valley of Sorrow, in the sea, in repetition, in sculpture and in herself. "Some really extraordinary subliminal combinations are happenings." -- Pat O'Neill

Rental: $30.00
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Eduardo Darino

Process (1974) 16mm, black and white, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"This is a film d'montage. The shooting has been completely improvised after two months of rehersals of the film-maker with the New YorkStreet Theatre. The cast directed by Marketta Kimbrell (The Pawnbroker, Judgement at Nuremberg, etc) was perparing one of the last poems of Nobel Prize Chilean Pablo Neruda for their repertory. At the same time, the theatre and the film-crew discussed the possibilities of the film., the characters of the poem and the creative process of each individual actor reaching the latinamerican reality sung by Neruda. The film puts together three narrative lines: the reality, the poem, and the performance with a marvelous editing." Nino Buono (News Agency Cable)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mike Dunford

Logical Propositions (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A series of five films, in one program, examining individually one element or simple combination of elements of film practice. Each attempts to elucidate in as elegant way as possible, the effects, and the ramifications, of that elements within cinema, by a process of logical exposure.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Grey Zone (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 34.5 min

Keywords: Structural

Pulsating green light. In an undefined, dim outdoors space with the horizon marked by a round traffic sign, like a deserted borderline the fiure of a man looms up. He walks into the space, passes the traffic sign and disappears in the distance out of the picture. This is repeated several times - the film has has an inbuilt 'loop'.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Claudine Eizykman

VW Vitesses Woman (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 34.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Claudine Eizykman avec VITESSES WOMEN, film torrentueux, eblouissant, entrecroise plusieurs sequences selon des rhythms divers, parfois proches des seuils perceptifs, permettant le dereglement des sens souhaite par Rimbaud, ouvrant la voie a un autre mode de perception." --Michel Nuridsany, Le Figaro

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Victor Faccinto

Shameless (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Cut-out puppet animation. Not recommended for gentle sensibilities. Plagued by his redundant existence, Video Vic follows his instincts into an outer space environment, where he is faced with the cruel realities of his linear life. "Victor Faccinto's last cut-out film SHAMELESS exhibits a tension within the form. As real penises penetrate paper vaginas, and cut-out men investigate life-sized female parts, the film implies a potential synthesis of metaphoric and real action; the film also suggests the exhaustion of purely cut-out imagery by manipulation of materials, only now it is the film itself which is scratched, painted or cut." -- Ian Birnie, Art Gallery of Ontario

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ken Feingold

Subject (1974) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

"SUBJECT presents a succession of shots in which different parts of a still photograph are concealed by the artist's hands. The entire photograph is revealed piecemeal over the course of the film, but we are never able to reconstruct a composite of the entire image. A voice-over reads a series of texts, some of which seem to describe the artist's present experience (e. g. "I am thinking of a certain color. This color is very controlled") amd some of which are more general statements about systems, such as "Another idea which can be brought to bear in this context is not necessarily one within the predetermined framework. All exclusions are deliberate and final. This also applies to any choices which have been made regarding the general arrangement of items," or, "It's an oversimplification to draw parallels within the single text between its various parts. Here, however, the ethics proper thinking are waived in favor of that simplicity, both for the purpose of having the text prolong itself, and for reasons not stated." "... Both the content and the medium in which the content occurs are finally only devices whereby structures of thought may be realized and communicated." --David James, "Six Films by Ken Feingold"

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Guy Fihman

Ultra Rouge Infra Violet (1974) 16mm, color, 30.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET introduit une pure CINE CHROMIE (espace temps mouvement/chromatique): pour tout mouvement ce film ne comporte que des variations chromatiques operees sur une image fixe reprise du tableau de Pissaro, LES TOITS ROUGES. Les mouvements et les vitesses des couleurs dans une totale fixite, et au lieu des couleurs vues les couleurs visibles: Par la seule variation des systems chromatiques ternaires s'engendre a partir d'un systeme restreint d'elements, la multiplicite chromatique (le film comporte plus de 20,000 varietes) que l'on retrouve partiellement dans le chronogrammes d'ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET en pigment 'Xerox'. --G. F. ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET introduces a pure CINE CHROMIE (a space of time movement/color): the movement in this film only consists of variations in color operating on a fixed image based on a Pissaro painting, LES TOITS ROUGES. The movements and speeds of the colors are in a total fixation, and in place of seen colors, visible colors: by this sole variation, the ternary color schemes create a system of elemental restraint, the color multiplicity (in this film consists of more than 20,000 variations) that is found partially in the chronograms of ULTRA ROUGE INFRA VIOLET in a Xerox pigment.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Holly Fisher

Apple Summer (1974) 16mm, color, 23.75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"Portrait of the artist Donn Moulton at work and play, laced with a personal meditation on art-making. Filmed in Maine, Cambridge, and New York City." --A. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Fm/Trcs (1974) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, structural, technology

FM/TRCS is a study of image destruction and its subsequent effect on recognition and suggestion of new images. The film is a series of images and recorded sound of a woman getting dressed re-edited into short sequences and optically printed until the high contrast characteristics of the film refuses to carry the image. I attempted to combine my images with the film process carried to its extreme processes of disintegration. By using film's own process of increasing contrast in copying the image passes beyond recognition. Not merely rephotographing, but using that process which is always an increase or decrease of light through the original to the print, exaggerating this process by certain high contrast film stocks. Rephotography or duplication interests me as a natural occurence to all film reprinted over several generations of film; it is a slow evolution of image recognition. Disintegration is one method of examining established structures similar to painters and sculptors. --C. F.

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

Bob Fleischner

David (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

An odd ball dance film, with a unique star, who dances around the courthouse in the Bronx to an old Chevalier song. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Nora (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Body

A portrait of a young girl, with a long dress and a fan. An unpretentious lady, whose beauty and slight shyness are revealed by the camera. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Hollis Frampton

Drafts & Fragments Straits of Magellan (1974) 16mm, color, 51.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, History

A sampling of forty-nine fragments from Frampton's catalogue of 'actualities', the films from STRAITS OF MAGELLAN; DRAFTS AND FRAGMENTS, are all silent and unedited. Several invoke, directly, the work of the Lumieres, as in Frampton's reworking of DEMOLITION D'UN MUR (1895) in which a dilapidated farm silo is demolished in place of the Lumieres' wall. He makes reference to his own work and plays homage to the work of contemporaries. A complex range of formal issues are raised in other fragments. Finally, Frampton offers a number of analogues for the act of filming and cinematic seeing that includes a series of appropriated 'lenses' ( a stone portal, a wooden silo) and a set of 'screens' a pool of water, curtains, a dusty window)."- Bruce Jenkins.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Hollis Frampton

Autumnal Equinox (Solariumagelani) (1974) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

"...filmed in a slaughterhouse in South St. Paul, MN...Frampton utilizes a shooting strategy that flattens and pictorializes a palpable space of action that includes not only cattle (now seen hanging from huge meathooks), but even on occasion, figures. The abattoir is seen in the fleeting movements of Frampton's hand-held camera. The shots generally begin and end with swift panning movements which effectively flatten and abstract the objects of this work environment. And although a brief passage of green leader is used to mark each cut, the smearing effect of the rapid camera movements tends to elide the shots, to make the flattened color planes run together."--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Hollis Frampton

Ingenivm Nobis Ipsa Pvella Fecit (Was Vernal Equinox) 2 Reels (1974) 16mm, color, 61.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

(Formerly titled "VERNAL EQUINOX.") "...Frampton explores human movement in relation to the film frame. A woman is filmed against a black background with intermittently superimposed frame lines in a motion analysis which alludes to Muybridge."--program note, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Rental: $124.00
16mm Rental: $124.00

Hollis Frampton

Noctiluca (Magellan's Toys: #1) (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...is a three and one-half minute film designed to be shown on the second day of the MAGELLAN cycle. The title (nox/luceo) means something that shines by night, i.e., the moon, and the film indeed consists of a bright sphere, sometimes white, sometimes tinted, sometimes single, sometimes doubled and overlapped. This suggests to me the nocturnal navigation that Magellan had to rely upon in his first-ever trip around the world. (The second day of the cycle seems to be an inventory of the knowledge, machines, and arms that Magellan--and latterday voyagers like Frampton--had at the outset of his journey.) The film also refers of course to Stan Brakhage's much longer, and monumental, 1973 film TEXT OF LIGHT, which studied the prismatic reflections occasioned by sunlight passing through a glass ashtray. Frampton's film is, characteristically, more controlled and economical than Brakhage's, but no less beautiful."--Brian Henderson

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Summer Solstice (Solariumagelani) (1974) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...the operations that dislocate a film like SUMMER SOLSTICE--I hope irreperably--from being a movie about the locomotion and eating habits of cows, a dairy farm document, or what have you, are finally of a whole lot less concern to me than the following things: how it looks, the sense that probably it was done deliberately, the pleasure or displeasure--the intrigue, possibly--of attempting to retrieve the manner in which it was done while one is watching."--H.F.

Rental: $64.00
16mm Rental: $64.00

Hollis Frampton

Winter Solstice (Solariumagelani) (1974) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Technology

"Shot at U.S. Steel's Homestead Works in Pittsburgh,...WINTER SOLSTICE is full of outpourings of fire, of smoke, of sparks, of molten metal--all erupting against an otherwise black background in an activated pictorial space. The complex abstract compositions that flash upon the screen in full-scale explosions of white light or in the aftermath of effervescent sparks reflect Frampton's painterly handling of the camera (hand-held and fluid) and his rhythmic use of color (blue frames are used to mark each cut). While WINTER SOLSTICE pays homage to the work of a number of New York school painters, its steel mill setting represents, as Frampton noted, 'A pretextual locus dearly beloved by our Soviet predecessors.'"--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00

Roberta Friedman

Making of the Americans, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"The words in the film are taken from Gertrude Stein's 'The Making of Americans.' The subject of the passage is repetition, the idea that there are threads of similarity woven into the identites of 'every kind of men and women,' and that the device of repeating with variations can be used for the gradual uncovering of these essential qualities. Stein's words are dissected and reconstituted in the film according to a strategy suggested by the text, being themselves repeated with 'subtle variations coming clear into ordered recognition.' Generally, I suppose, we were trying to make a film in which the subject, the method of organization and the means of presentation were all equivalent, so as to bring about a particularly intense coherency." --Graham Weinbren

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Merrick Gagliano

See Tom Run (1974) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A soldier's encounter with the enemy. Natural brain frequencies punctuate the psychological experience.--M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Airwaves (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

Made while traveling by bus, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. The dancer like clouds makes visible the winds.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Once Again (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A humorous, stop-animated homage to Vermeer's lady friend, who, in expectation of a telephone call, looks out the window. "The setting, a stark, angular room, the costumes, the lighting and the broken rhythms of the film had a surreal quality that reminded me of the paintings of Rene Magritte." -- Joseph Ornato, The Hartford Advocate Dance and Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1977

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Peter Gidal

Film Print (1974) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"The possibility of contemplation offered by photographs is recouped and even radically undercut in FILM PRINT by the continually moving picture... When meaning does seem to emerge (it) is immediately displaced by denial of the space... The suppression of meaning-production as a cinematic process is a structuring feature of the film... The repetitions, the radical refusal of semioticity (denial of the codes of dominant cinema but also the codicity of structural film itself) and the unfixed nature of the space articulated by the film, all serve to operate against the kind of closure associated with a defined and homogeneous film space." --Annette Kohn, "Perspectives on British Avant-Garde Film"

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Victor Grauer

Book of the Year Three Thousand (1974) 16mm, color, 48.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

This film is my response to the epic tradition, from Homer to the Mahabharata--V. G. "This film reflects everything (Grauer) has been involved with in his previous films and he uses this knowledge in a highly personal and non-mechanical way. No matter how well previous type of 'flicker' film is done, they essentially remain machine-like and impersonal. In BOOK, Grauer extends his vision to encompass much more.... The totality of the experience is a kind of wrap-around poem... None of the parts exist by themselves, everything is interwoven to produce a strong and hypnotic unity."-- Bob Cowan, in Take One

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Nancy Graves

Reflections on the Moon (1974) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 28.5 min

Explores as black and white abstraction the passage of motion picture film over a static surface comprised of two hundred odd stills of the lunar surface. Film sequences are structured by camera motion over the field, by reversing the filmed image, by inversion of the static image, by the use of the zoom, the pull back, pan: from top to bottom and reverse, left to right and reverse. Seismic sound was created on an oscillator.--N. G.

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

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Amy Greenfield

Dialogue for Cameraman and Dancer (1974) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Director, Editor, Choreographer, and "Dancer": Amy Greenfield; Camera and "Cameraman": Willson Barber. A pioneering videodance tape, for its camera movement and its editing which in the latter part presages music videos. This tape also summons up the ideals of freedom and openness of the nude body and naked personality, the good and bad trips, the music (Joplin and The Who) of the '60s. "This tape involves a dual process, as cameraman and dancer rediscover the roots of human motion in their own lives. ... The camera circles, follows, inverts, sometimes echoes, sometimes seems to hurl Greenfield across the landscape ... fully entering into the kinetic energy which surrounds her nude body. ... Greenfield and the cameraman, Willson Barber, speak to each other on the soundtrack, discussing their experiences and feelings about movement, especially falling - one extended sequence of which reminds this writer of the diving sequence in Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia .... The soundtrack ... of popular music is opposed by the sound of Greenfield's breathing, buzz of planes, screams, and other noises usually deleted from more conventional dance tape." -- Robert A. Haller, Film Library Quarterly

Rental: $49.00
16mm Rental: $49.00

Vincent Grenier

Shut Up Barbie (1974) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

SHUT UP BARBIE has rarely been shown and is a "rediscovered" film, so to speak. The film is the filmmaker's (Vincent Grenier) reaction to the obsession a seven year old girl has with her Barbie Dolls. The film builds on the Barbie Dolls' referential content and limits. While innocuous at first, the humor eventually becomes rather unsettling and tragic. Ann Knutson plays the role of the mother Barbie Doll.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Red Grooms

Grow Great (1974) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Benedict Arnold (1974) 16mm, color, 104.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A documentary -- from birth at Norwich, Conn. to death and burial in London. Shot on the scene of his victories and glorious delaying actions at Ticonderoga, Ridgefield, Compo Beach, Valcour Bay and Saratoga; his marriages, especially his long loving marriage to Peggy Shippen; the part she played because of her pre-marital friendship with the British Adjutant General John Andre in the negotiations for the surrender of West Point; the great party that Andre choreographed at Philadelphia before the British left, including a portrait he did of Peggy -- perhaps the greatest party ever given in America; the life of the Arnold family in England after the discovery of the plot -- their powerful friends, an authentic account of a duel.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Walter Gutman

Bolex (1974) color, 12 min

Bolex is about a simple experiment with a rented Bolex which resulted surprisingly in a somewhat magical apparition. What sort of magic? It is the magic that every man in some degree experiences during his life at the sight of a young woman. The film talks about Achilles and the daughter of the Priest of Apollo but since then I read an 1841 account of how George Washington was smitten when unexpectedly he saw a young woman sitting under a tree in the wilds of what is now western Pennsylvania reading a poem. He was young, too, and if the story is true he must have forgotten Martha, to whom he was then engaged. But the story of the magic is true -- through thousands of years it has been the same surprising story.

Rental: $23.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary '74 (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Howard Guttenplan

N. Y. C. Diary '74 (1974) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Amy Halpern

Filament (The Hands) (1974) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

In the politically charged atmosphere of the early 70s, Mikis Theodorakis conducted a concert of his music in Philadelphia. His music was banned in Greece, his own country, at that time by the US-funded junta. Visiting the US on a limited visa, he was restricted to musical appearances only -- no public speaking permitted. His hands, eloquent even when their gestures are deprived (by silent filming) of the music they are making, speak. Several in-camera phenomena resulted from the highly-charged nature of the shoot. Flashes of lightning appear, in directional continuity with Theodorakis' movements. These are the product of static electricity, which caused flashes of light inside the camera to make additional exposures on the film while it was being exposed through the lens. The apparent double exposures are the result of the speed of the gestures interacting with the camera shutter speed, and seem to multiply the hands' locations. A shift from Plus X to Double X and finally to Tri X film stock causes the image to become progressively grainier, and the hands more glowing and halated.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara Hammer

Dyketactics (1974) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A popular lesbian "commercial," 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of "kinaesthetic" editing. "The images are varied and very quickly presented in the early part of the film, introducing the characters, if you will. The second half of the film slows down measurably and all of a sudden I found myself holding my breath as I watched the images of love-making sensually and artistically captured." -- Elizabeth Lay, Plexus

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Hammer

Menses (1974) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A wry comedy on the disagreeable aspects of menstruation where women act out their own dramas on a California hillside, in a supermarket, in a red-filtered ritual of mutual bonding. MENSES combines both the imagery and the politics of menstruation in a fine blend of comedy and drama.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Hammer

Women's Rites (1974) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

An autumnal celebration of colorful fall leaves, brooks and bathing, chanting circles and tree goddess rites. Shot on witch's land in Northern California, it is a woman celebrating woman and nature film with the poetry of Elsa Gidlow accompanying.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Abbie Herrick

Ghosts (1974) 16mm, black and white, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abbie Herrick

Prey (1974) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

The strategy of a woman in a mortal confrontation with a rapist, told in surrealistic style. --A. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J Hoberman

Cargo of Lure (1974) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

Up the Harlem River, looking east. Is the film the reflection of reality or the reality of the reflection. --J. H.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Nancy Holt

Underscan (1974) VHS NTSC, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on the letters received by the artist from her Aunt Ethel, UNDERSCAN is a videotape about the passage of time. The tape chronicles the daily events in the aging woman's life, including the gradual deterioration of both her body and her house. While the letters are read, photographs of Aunt Ethel's environment are seen: exterior shots of her house are followed by shots of the living room, which are in turn followed by pictures of more personal scenes in the kitchen and bedroom. These images are manipulated by the video underscan process which appears to distort and then compress the information, just as Nancy Holt has done in editing the letters. In this way, the sound of Holt's voice reading her aunt's descent into old age interacts with the images. Certain yearly occurrences repeat in an auditory rhythm, coinciding with the cycle of visual changes. "Her accounts... create a moving narrative about the process of growing old. The neutral delivery of the artist's voice reading the letters precludes any sentimentality in our response to them. Aunt Ethel's vision begins to fail, she listens to Oral Roberts. Living alone, she makes arrangements for her own funeral. Throughout the tape there are references to natural cycles and in her last letter Aunt Ethel writes, '... my yard is full of roses now, it is very pretty.'" --Arthur Tsuchiya, Afterimage

Rental: $300.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $300.00

Takahiko Iimura

Parallel (1974) , min

"Two vertical parallel lines -- one photographed, the other scratched into d ark leader -- are presented in a variety of configurations which dramatize what Iimura sees as the fundamental disparity between the totemic tendencies o f photographic illusionism (the photographic line is monolithical formal an d still) and somehow more personal, more human tendencies of the direct manipulation of film as a plastic material (the scratched line is consistently 'a live', consistently moving and changing). --Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April 1978 "Iimura's two straight lines, and his two mutually generating and canceling frames, are the best metaphor to approach his film art. Actually, this is al ways lying on a tightrope between physical and abstract, historical surrealism re-elaborated through an exquisitely Eastern sensibility and typically American underground structuralism, which Iimura felt so akin to his own concerns." -- Bruno Di Marino, From "Time" to "See You", catalog of Takahiko Iimura, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, 1977

Rental: $40.00

Larry Jordan

Once Upon A Time (1974) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

In many ways a more searching, and certainly a more complex film than OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE. We are first presented a cobweb castle, filled with the haunting doubts of the young protagonist. Spirits appear on the screen and are heard on the soundtrack. Gradually a female guide emerges and escorts the young man into an antechamber to another (and possibly higher) world. "Pulsating lights, undulating objects, combined with a rich and full color sense." -- Donald Miller, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jon Jost

Speaking Directly (1974) 16mm, color, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An essay film making for a kind of State of the Nation address, from the perspective of someone other than the President of the United States. This film addresses both the political and cultural situation of the US at the height of the Viet Nam war, Watergate and its aftermath, and likewise addresses the personal life, in this context, of the filmmaker. "I can think of no other film like it. As a radical critique of American in the early 70's it is as essential a document, in a way, as the collectively made Winter Soldier... although the experiences it bears witness to are distinctly different (Jost was imprisoned in Federal custody from March 1965 through June 1967 for draft resistance.)" -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Film Comment "Far and away the most inspired feature by the tenacious US independent Jon Jost, Speaking Directly is a reflexive film about Jost's attempt to make a reflexive film during the Vietnam War. Despite its importance, the movie has surfaced here only rarely during the decade since it was made." -- Jim Hoberman, Village Voice "In the history of the American avant-garde, Speaking Directly stands as a remarkable achievement: between the currents of pure cinema and "committed" documentary/fiction, it asserts a deliberate primitivism, a return to the ideological roots of American radicalism. As such, it also bears comparison with Godard's Le Gai Savoir, another discourse on method which refuses to take for granted what we think we know." Ian Christie, Sight and Sound

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Paul Justman

Hampton (1974) 16mm, black and white, 29 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

Hampton came from North to Philadelphia as a young man of 19. He worked and became an accomplished plumber. He raised a family. His children have grown up and his wife has died. He lives on Gideon Street in the sKid-row section of Philadelphia. The world is changing in this area in its own relentless, mindless way. The neighborhood had never been 'up', but in the last 20 years, it has gone from better to worse. It now makes way for a highway exit ramp. Hampton, for his part, is a straight and honest man. He harbors no bitterness for the way things have gone. He is a man of dignity, not of pride--he talks more about the world than about himself. He is graceful in a graceless world. --P. J./A. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Helene Kaplan

Rose and Seymour at Home In Queens (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Portrait of a family I lived with. They represent a large chunk of the past, ambiguous. A film in which the image serves as punctuation for the sound; the image is a tease. --H. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Objection (1974) 16mm, color, 18.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Begun as a document for insurance purposes, OBJECTION catalogues the contents of a house with ever-increasing horror. The soundtrack carries the voices and sounds of the family unseen.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Stan King

Cheryl's Film (1974) Super 8, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film's allusive, concentrated imagery portrays a disturbing dream world of inner turmoil. Within this archetypal world, Eros struggles for incarnation in the face taboo. The terror of the confrontation releases the demonic power of Thanatos. The expression of this conflict reveals sexuality as both consumation and consumed." --Christopher M. Aanstoos, West Georgia College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Illumine (1974) Super 8, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"This film evokes resonances of the transcendent or spiritual dimension of existance. These ancient sacred echoes call forth an ardruous yet hopeful journey through dim opacity toward the holy. Answering this call allows a transfiguration of the finite through reflexive meditation upon the infinite." --Christopher M. Aanstoos, West Georgia College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Pace Falling Film (1974) Super 8, black and white, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"The film overrides the viewer's normal information accepting mechanisms. Sometimes the information rate is very high, overloading one's capacity to process the information, causing the viewer to focus in order not to become disorientated. Sometimes the rate is very slow, so one must look more deeply into the image or get bored. These information rates are played back and forth against one another causing the visual system to override the cognitive system. One is forced to watch what the filmmaker wants one to see." --Dr. Matthew Yuschik, University of South california

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Three By Film, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, .5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Not anti-intellectual but definitely not the representation of a thought. The film eludes an exhaustive probe and cripples one's attempt to talk about it while at the same time it rivets one's attention and demands an intelligent interpretation." --Frederick J. Wertz, Hunter College

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John Knecht

Flashy Dancer (1974) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Knecht's films are characterized by a high degree of mediation between photographed subject and final image. Knecht employs an original process of animating hand-colored frame enlargements... (this) animation process was first used in FLASHY DANCER. FLASHY DANCER is Knecht's first presentation of the illusion/anti-illusionism dialectic fundamental to much of avant-garde film." --Joyce Rheuben, Millenium Film Journal

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Dear Chuck (1974) Regular 8mm, black and white, 3 min

Look into yourself, listen to yourself and don't always take that perception so seriously. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Magoo Loop (1974) Regular 8mm, black and white, 5 min

A couple of characters whose act centers around the oh so plastic framework of film. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Kuchar

Dwarf Star (1974) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Kuchar's imagination flies off the handle as he speculates on the year 6000,000,000 A. D. when a divided human race is brought together to confront a state of affairs that include galactic empires, cybernetics, evolution, nature worship, and the biggest atomic explosion the forces of heaven can let loose, all filmed in beautiful color and abundant in visual effects -- so, fasten your seatbelts for a journey into the far exotic future and the stars beyond.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Michael Kuchar

Faraway Places (1974) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

I want to tell a story, to reveal a character and come to an understanding of why the events that happened earlier in the film happened, and with this realization we are back to the beginning -- only this time we understand why everything is the way it is. I do this with no dialogue. Landscape and figures are the narrative, and the color is the emotional tone.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Owen Land

Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California, A (1974) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"As an experience, it's mind-boggling." --Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. "Because all footage is sound sync, this screening process hones our responses, until we see more in (Land's) 3-frame sequences than we would in hour-long doses of 'normal' time. Like the study of signs, this study of seconds yields a knowledge of people and truth inaccessible to more common observation." --B. Ruby Rich

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Dave Lee

Archimedes Trilogy (1974) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

My first scratch film that is worth your time.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Crux (1974) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

One day, under the guidance of Bruce Baillie, I got lost. I ended up shooting on my own. A few weeks later I saw one shot that made me want to go back to that Bedlum of a multi-level parking garage and make my own film. A seed of REMEMBERING: CLEARING SPACE. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Lee

Lumina's Gaze (1974) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Fortunately, a very short play of light. I had a crush on the nature of projectors. Bill Judson detected a suspicion that a demon was truly contained in the machines. --D. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Malcolm LeGrice

After Lumiere--L'Arroseur Arrose (1974) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Like all the works I have done which refer directly to another artist, AFTER LUMIERE is not directly 'about' the Lumiere original. It is the starting point for an investigation. In this case it is an investigation into consequentiality, or at least the significance of sequentiality in the construction of meaning and concept. As such, the film encroaches on 'narrative' cinema, but in a way which treats narrativization as problematic, not transparent. --M. L. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Robert Luttrell

Implosion (1974) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IMPLOSION is an optical film (printed by the film-maker himself) of contra-gravitational images in space. The film was made in Amsterdam at the Dutch Filmmakers Koop. The sound track was composed by the film-maker specifically for the film for a synchronous sound and sight display. --R. L.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

Print Generation (1974) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

"PRINT GENERATION is a masterfully accomplished film. With it, Murphy sums up concerns that have marked independent filmmaking since the late Sixties: intrinsic film structure and personal diary." -- Mike Reynolds, Berkeley Barb "The film begins with glimpses of a series of shimmering red points of light which, through succeeding generations, begin to reveal the definition of a figure or an object. The sparkling reds -- actually the last vestige of light held by a tiny crystal of emulsion -- transform into whites, then the shock of blue-green is discovered, separating next into blue and green and combining for secondary colors in what by now is a recognizable representation. "Once the images are brought up to full color, the movie heads back toward abstraction. A viewer, having built a picture from an abstract pattern of dots, now must literally choose what is seen, whether to hold memory's trace of the representation or swim into the dancing crystalline waters of emulsion. It's a wonderful choice, a fine film." -- Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News Awards: Centre Experimental du Cinema; Fifth Int'l Experimental Film Competition, Knokke Heist, Belgium, 1975. Exhibition: Fifth Int'l Forum of Young Cinema, West Berlin, 1975; Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival, 1975.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Dan Perz

Permutation (1974) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Pull Focus (1974) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Stalking (1974) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Treefall (1974) 16mm, black and white, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Zoom (1974) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Adolph Rosenblatt

Underpass (1974) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. Jon Rubin

Lozenge Licking (1974) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sam Samatowicz

Actuate II (1974) 16mm, color, 4.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Richard Schaefer

Frankenstein (1974) Super 8, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Super-8

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Rosalind Schneider

Andrea Acting Out (1974) , 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children/youth, environment/nature, family

"An experimental portrait of the filmmaker's ten year old daughter. Based on footage collected over a two year period, the film explores the inner and outer consciousness of the child and develops the nature of her fantasy life in abstract terms. Although the film deals with the reality of her world as shown by the documentation of sensitive relationships with her animals, it supercedes reality by creating its own rhythms and new images. Her joy and moodiness are contrasted by the superimpositions of color and black and white footage; and we are also aware of the subtle changes that have begun to take place as she matures. The free spirit of the child is revealed by the sound track based on recordings of her favorite music box layered over her interpretive zither playing and the reciting of Andrea's original poetry." - RS

"The climax of the film is a spectacular shadow dance... As Andrea bends her limbs, the silhouette of her body becomes intertwined with the sinuous shadows of tree branches creating a marvellous image which, perhaps symbolizes the spontaneous enthusiasm of youth." - Kristina Nordstrom, Art & Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Paul Sharits

Analytical Studies III Color Frame Passages (1974) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

The film consists of seven sections: the first section, "Specimen I," a "flicker" film, is the subject for the other sections of ANALYTICAL STUDIES III. ... "Specimen I," as with most of my other works, also exists as a "Frozen Film Frame," wherein the entire footage of the film is cut into strips and aligned serially between sheets of clear plexiglas. Section I: "Specimen" Three spectral cycles intersecting into a "flicker" work that is the basis of ... all that follows in this film. Section II: "Divergent Strip Vectors" Film of the first film. Two strips shot in real time are superimposed, one moving upward, the other downward. Other colors are created. Changes in speed cause various kinds of illusions. Section III: "Document" A documentation of how the films were shot. Shows Sharits and two assistants at work on Synchronousoundtracks. The film strip that they are shooting is superimposed over their images. Section IV: "Strip in Strip" A superimposition of one strip image over and a bit inside another strip image. Section V: "Strip of Strip, A" Not a superimposition of two strips but rather a document of an actual strip, moving upward, containing the image of another film strip, also moving upward, blurring at various speeds in rephotography. Section VI: "Strip of Strip, B" Same as Section V but the inner strip image is moving downward while the actual strip containing it is moving upward. Section VII: "Strip of Strip of Strip B" A document of Section VI; three film strip images and sprocket sets, one within another.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Synchronoussoundtracks (1974) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Two-screen projection, sound on both reels.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Paul Sharits

Color Sound Frames (Winding) (1974) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

"Paul Sharits' new film COLOR SOUND FRAMES ... is a film in which Sharits sums up his researches in the area of film strip (in opposition to the individual frames). The film strips move horizontally and vertically; two strips move simultaneously in opposite directions; variations in color; action of sprocket-holes. Very methodically and scientifically he covers the area .... COLOR SOUND FRAMES advances one area of cinema or one area of researches in cinema (call it art if you wish) to a new climax, to a new peak: his exploration is so total, so perfect." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "These films allude to what happens in your head as much as to what sits up on the flat plane of the screen. Obviously, Sharits has created a need for a vocabulary of operational light terms, that is, how we experience light in overlapping planes in time, the patterns that arise out of repeating light shapes and sounds, the magic of incantation and reification known to every Shaman and ritualistic artist before there was a word 'Esthetics' or even a written language. Sharits employs modern technology to say something very deep, very profound and very beautiful." -- Leonard Horowitz, "Independent Films: Light/Environment," The Soho Weekly News Collection: Anthology Film Archives

Rental: $61.00
16mm Rental: $61.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #1 (1974) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #2, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola #3, The (1974) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Siporin

Ritz Newsiola, The (#1, #2, #3) (1974) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michael Snow

Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (1974) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 267 min

Genre: Experimental

"Until Rameau's Nephew... no one has exhibited a film that deals so thoroughly with the range of perceptual problems elicited by the sound cinema." -- (M. Keller, Chicago Film Centre) "...an achievement of the originality and brilliance of Wavelength. Snow embraces the problems on intimacy of language and thought with such variety, clarity and invention and high humour that again he seems to have made a film out of which an entire future movement could be mined." -- (P. Adams Sitney, Soho Weekly News) I started scripting this film in February 1972 and writing, shooting, mixing, editing and continued till September '74. Some ideas used in it date from 1966 when I recognized in myself the ambition to make an authentic Talking Picture i.e. true to its description, it moves for its content from the facts of the simultaneities of recorded speech and image; it is built from the true units of a 'talking picture' the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities, the experience of seeing/hearing this film.'Speech', 'Language', 'Culture' - their source, their nature...recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures. (Michael Snow) Scripted and Directed by Michael Snow. Shot primarily in Toronto and New York by himself, Keith Lock, Babette Mangolte, David York and others. Each of Michael Snow's works, spanning across painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music, invites us to experience, question and contemplate the representation, its process and material. RAMEAU'S NEPHEW BY DIDEROT (THANX TO DENNIS YOUNG) BY WILMA SCHOEN illustrates his research both in the visual arts and in sound: For me, it is an authentic 'talking picture,' built from the true units of the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities; the experience of seeing/hearing this film. 'Speech,' 'Language,' 'Culture' - their sources, their nature... recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures. - Michael Snow DVD PAL box contains: the 4.25 hour film on two DVDs, a 184-page bilingual book by Ivora Cusack and Stefani de Loppinot, prefaced by Michael Snow and translated by Pip Chodorov, analyzing the 25 sequences of the film and making available for the first time reproductions of Snow's original preparatory scripts and notes archived at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto (Canada).

Rental: $360.00
16mm Rental: $360.00

DVD PAL Sale: $100.00 Individual Home-Use Sale

Jon Voorhees

Destiny... The Universal Fantasy (1974) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

"The vision of a 17-year old Parisian woman as she makes her daily 20-minute metro ride to work. In four daydreams she sees her man, an unemployed American musician, seem to live a period of two or three hundred months during the length of her ride" J.V. "....breathes the sanest way it could, i.e., deeply, slowly or quickly and regularly. It has a perfect equillibrium." Roland Lethem, Brussels

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Phil Weisman

Schubert's Lantern (1974) 16mm, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A homage to Schubert (the composer, as well as my dog Schubert who participated here) inspired by the magic of Melies. Light, a kind of chameleon, changes shape, revealing that which occupies the same space at the same time.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Brian Wood

Clearview (1974) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Von Ziegesar

Oh No (1974) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"...contains a cacophony of visual imagery, taken from personal life and imagination, set to the Mother's of Invention Song which is cynical about love. An early film containing hints fo later imagery and concerns." P.Z.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Harvey Marc Zucker

Sitting Bull Lives! (1974) 16mm, b&w, 15 min

Keywords: Multicultural, History, Political

"Making most effective use of animated stills, and dispassionate first-person narration, this film recounts and reveals the true story of the despoliation and nearly genocidal treatment of the only true Americans--the Indians. The film succeeds in capturing the viewer's attention and, at times, arousing anger at the rotten treatment given this people and the lies passed off as history to hide the shame of this nation." - Conrad Wolfson, The Jersey Journal

16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Note to Colleen (1974) 16mm, 8mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Opens with a short portrait of Marjorie Keller that I made while she met Colleen Fitzgibbon and I on a corner in New York City. The rest of the film is a note to Colleen a continuation of converstaions about portraiture, public and private art, love, friendship and loneliness.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Olga Spiegel

Alchemy Blues (1974) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animation painted directly onto film. Olga Spiegel was an original member of Women Artist Filmmakers (WAF 1974-1981)

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Coleen Fitzgibbon: Diary Films & Micro Films (1974-2011) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 124 min

Genre: Experimental

For the past few years, Coleen Fitzgibbon has been actively preserving and screening her early Super-8 and 16mm films, many of them not screened since the mid-70s. DVD 1: Diary Films, features intimate cinemativ sketches, portraits, travelouges, and home movies. DVD 2: Micro Films, features hyper-kinetic works made with a special "microfilm" camera used to photograph and preserve paper documents on a roll of 16mm film. DVD 1: DIARY FILMS -- Contains "Trip to Carolee", "L.E.S.", "TRCS", "Restoring Appearances to Order in 12 Minutes", "Make a Movie", and "X Magazine Benefit". DVD 2: Micro Films -- Contains "Daily News", "Der Spiegel", "I.S. Migration", "Document", "Dictionary", "Time".

Rental: $80.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $80.00

Richard Myers

37-73 (1974) DVD_NTSC, BW , 60 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Jake Leed, Kelly Myers, Mary Leed, Marjory Myers, 'Da' Croft
"I think 37-73 is an extraordinary work, and the best of Myers' longer films. I am astonished by his skill in image making, and his power to evoke the crazy pain of being an artist. It is a haunting work, with unforgettable scenes." -James Broughton, Poet and Filmmaker

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Tobe Carey

Banjo Feedback (1974) DVD, color, 13:35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Early processed video with video feedback loop triggered by renowned banjo player, Billy Faire. Recorded in b&w video, colorized with Siegal Colorizer. Features two original banjo tunes.

Rental: $40

Tobe Carey

Road Kills (1974) DVD, color, 15:45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

A choreographed hole-digging woman in a landscape intercut with road kill from local highways. Haunting images that hold their own mystery.

Rental: $60

Faith Hubley

Voyage to Next (1974) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: history, music, political & social activism

Mother Earth and Father Time examine the state of the planet Earth. Humankind has divided itself into a system of nationalistic boxes. Father Time projects twenty years of horror. Mother Earth and Father Time discuss the foolish choices humans have made in the past. The humans realize their plight and begin to imagine their preferred worlds. Produced for the Institute for World Order Music by Dizzy Gillespie Voices of Dizzy Gillespie, Maureen Stapleton and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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