Le Ann Bartok

Skyworks, Wind & Fire (1975) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Film of "Dropped Objects" falling from 8,000 ft. altitudes with skydivers as performers. This film of a conceptual artist's work is a document of Skyworks but also meant to be expressive as an art film. A film of meditation revealing the cosmic breath as Skyworks pieces fall at the rate of 120 to 135 miles per hour. A breathing language of light and knowledge. Performance-controlled flight. Gyres cycling in and out -- the mystic spiral. A perception of light and space as energy lines alter the environment temporarily.

Rental: $30.00
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James Benning

9/1/75 (1975) 16mm, color, 22.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Twenty-two minute tracking shot through campgrounds in Southern Wisconsin

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Berliner

Patent Pending (1975) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural, Technology

A film of a film within a film. A soundtrack of whirling mechanical gears, grinding sprocket wheels and an assortment of intermittent clatter. One reel, one take. I love the circular animation at the end. The title and the end were serendipitous.

Rental: $40.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975: #1 (1975) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with blue negative face of child, ends with single centered eye.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #1-10 (1975) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a series of ten deliberately untitled films, each separated on the reel by several feet of black leader. As I wish also to make them individually identifiable, I'll provide the following description of beginning and end shots of each: No. 1 begins with blue negative face of child, ends with single centered eye; No. 2 begins with blowing snow, ends with lamp stand and lights of the city; No. 3 begins with landscape/sunset thru mist, ends with window sill; No. 4 begins with green tiled bathroom, ends with golden mirrored image of cameraman; No. 5 begins with back of airplane seat, ends with horizontal streaks of bold light; No. 6 begins with brown light thru quartz crystal, ends with candle wick burning and circled by boiling gold flecks; No. 7 begins with raccoon in rose light, ends with fading face of child; No. 8 begins with white lamp post, green tree leaves, and window, and ends with flashing window light on brown wall of motel room; No. 9 begins with rocks, tree trunk and plants in glow of light, ends with green and gold forest scene; No. 10 begins with flash of scratched "lightning," ends with moving dot, screen fading out.

Rental: $110.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #10 (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with flash of scratched 'lighting' ends with moving dot-screen fading out.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #2 (1975) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with blowing snow, ends with lamp stand and lights of the city.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #3 (1975) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with landscape/sunset thru mist, ends with window sill.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #4 (1975) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with green tiled bathroom ends with golden mirrored image of cameraman.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #5 (1975) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with back of airplane seat, ends with horizontal streaks of bold light.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #6 (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with brown light thru quartz crystal, ends with a candle wick burning, circled by boiling gold flecks.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #7 (1975) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with raccoon in a rose light, ends with fading face of child.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #8 (1975) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with white lamp post, green tree leaves, and window, ends with flashing window light on brown wall of motel room.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Short Films 1975 #9 (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Begins with rocks, tree trucks, plants in glow of light, ends with green and gold forest scene.

Rental: $30.00
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Bill Brand

Cartoons (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 39.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

CARTOONS, including AN ANGRY DIG, IT DAWN DOWN, THE CENTRAL FINGER, BEFORE THE FACT, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKIN, NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES, and STILL AT WORK, is a series of playful films, each of which frames an aspect of the medium in an unlikely or ironical way. For instance, AN ANGRY DOG is handheld animation made from a Cracker Jack toy, and BEFOERE THE FACT, shows filmmaker Saul Levine with students trying to mimic exactly a previous tape recorded phrase and then trying to imitate each other imitating the recording. In IT DAWN DOWN an ordinary take-up reel is filmed as it spins making colorful and delicate patterns, even though the film is black and white. Each of the films presents a riddle or a joke about contemporary concepts in avant-garde film.

Rental: $80.00
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Bill Brand

Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt, The (1975) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Picture are seen through a maze of swarming dots. Sometimes the dots form a screen, sometimes they are the substance of the picture. The soundtrack quotes excerpts from a 1930 Franz Boas text about a Kwakiutle Indian shaman. The story serves as a metaphor for the struggle of an image-maker while the picture chronicles the particular struggle of the filmmaker developing a new style. In the Boas text, a man relates his learning the ways of a shaman. Doubting the magic in the shaman's practice, he wants to understand the method in order to fin out the truth. he learns the secrets of his teachers but finds only tricks. he then travels to the village of Kiskimo to witness the curing of an old woman by a famous shaman. There the man uses his own tricks to cure the woman when the older shaman failed. The shaman is then fooled into admitting that the traditional practice consists only of tricks. This film is about the desire to master the magic of the image while following a path of doubt and skepticism.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Richard Brick

Last Stand Farmer (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 25.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A documentary record, filmed through four seasons, of the life and philosophy of a 67 year old Vermont Hill farmer and his struggle to keep his 19th century farm operation going. Soon after he viewed the finished film, Kenneth O'Donell died, his widow Helen sold the farm and moved away with the assistance of the Vermont Council of the Humanities and Public Issues. Raises interesting questions about the present viability of small farms. A poignant, true, harsh picture. Gives a real sense of the dignity of the struggle. A beautifully photographed portrait of an intriguing couple, i. e., the farmer and his wife, who seem to be relaxed in front of the camera. Has authenticity, sensitivity, honesty and restraint which are all appropriate to its theme. Educational Film Library. Awards: John Grierson Award and Blue Ribbon at 1976 American Film Festival; Gold Ducat at 1975 Mannheim Internationale Filmworche; Brinze Medal at the 1975 Virgin Island Film Festival, and ten other awards.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

James Broughton

Water Circle, The (1975) 16mm, color, 3 min

Keywords: Philosophical

Camera, H. E. Jenkins II; Harp, Joel Andrews. An homage to Lao-Tzu, this is a rollicking joyful poem that celebrates the movement of the waterways of the world, set to music by Corelli and read by the poet. The image is a continuous flow of light on water. "Exhilarating! It is Taoism alive." -- Al Chung-liang Huang

Rental: $30.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Bottle of the Bulge, The (1975) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Comedy, Family, Political / Social Activism

"A funny and gorgeous little animated story of the war between coke and pepsi -- the bottles come alive and form armies. The battle scenes are spectacular." Ron Padgett, Tap Journal

Rental: $30.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

City Pasture (1975) 16mm, color, 41.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

With Trevor Winkfield. A snow storm -- Disney World -- self important New York -- ox-pull in Maine -- a special old man -- strip tease -- an ant in the woods --wild 14th street -- a mugging survived -- the end. "Rudy Burckhardt films New York as a man might pick up shells and sea drift on the beach: some bits because they're pretty or odd, some because they may come in handy and some because he happens to be stooped over anyway..." -- Richard Eder, New York Times

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Default Averted (1975) 16mm, black and white, 19.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Economics

When New York was about to go bankrupt, all construction had stopped, and an architect tried to become a wrecker. The story of the demolition of a large factory building on 23rd and 6th, while daily business, grimy or funny, money or no money, goes on as usual all around. In stark black and white, with music by Thelonius Monk and Edgar Varese.

Rental: $80.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Dwellings (1975) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Where Charles Simonds is building strange structures of tiny bricks in the crumbling walls of New York's Lower Eastside, for his 'Little People', as the astonished neighborhood kids look on.

Rental: $35.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Saroche (1975) 16mm, color, 13.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A travelogue of Peru.

Rental: $40.00
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Doris Chase

Dance 11 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Philosophical

Features a duet of sorts between Cynthia Anderson and specially processed images of herself. Similar in technique and intention to DANCE SEVEN, this film is in some ways more lyrical and languorous than the former, emphasizing the overall shaping of the body in dance, rather than isolated movement details such as the virtuoso footwork. Space is transformed into a viscous atmosphere of colored light, which seems to flood and blend in response to movement impulses of the dance. The dance itself has a sustained, weighted quality, contrasting the stable placement of the body against sinuously rhythmic movements of limbs. A mellow sensation of tension is emphasized by the dissonant, muted hues programmed by Chase, while feedback effects multiply, blur and dissolve the image. The sum effect is to induce a meditative mood tinged with a not unpleasant melancholy.

Rental: $30.00
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Doris Chase

Dance 7 (1975) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A videotape-to-film transfer based on the solo dancing of Marnee Morris, of the New York City Ballet. Once again, Doris Chase has not merely documented the performance but transformed it into what she describes as a "moving painting." Through special color video effects of feedback, de-beaming and superimposition, she creates an evocative visual interpretation of the dance. We see the dancer from different points of view simultaneously overlapped, most often contrasting close-up and full figure shots. Early in the film we see a full frame close-up of the dancer's feet "on point" in toe shoes. Soon the complete image of the dancer is superimposed and we are invited to linger on the remarkable mechanics of the footwork in relation to the overall shape and dynamic of the dance. The recurring close-ups of the feet become, in a sense, a metaphor for the dance as a whole. Chase isolates parts of the body to allow us a heightened detailed appreciation of the architecture of movement without losing sight of the whole body in space. We should note that her approach is not solely that of a sculptress, but of a painter who at times blurs the contours of the dancer into unusual liquid patterns of brilliant color, only to congeal again into recognizable forms. This interplay of the real and the abstract, the part and the whole, produces a visually involving and sensually appealing interpretation of the dance. Fluidly shifting relationships of form, color, and movement evolve an intimate but ethereal mood.

Rental: $30.00
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Doris Chase

Dance 9 (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A sophisticated example of the creative possibilities of videodance. This truly collaborative work is based on an idea developed out of Doris Chase's earlier films of dance with sculpture. But in this instance, the Rutt/Etra video synthesizer was used to generate animated patterns assembling arches which were edited into the whole. Dancer Gus Solomons Jr, (formerly of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co.), timed out for himself a series of sprightly movement phrases based on the rhythmic structure of the kinetic designs. His dance sequence was videotaped with special effects which multiplied and colorized his image, together with the "dance" of the arches to produce a fascinating movement collage -- a rhythmically synchronized duet of dancer and abstract kinetic patterns. As it develops, the visual duet of DANCE NINE becomes an appropriate analogy for the partnership between the video artist and the dancer in the creative process itself.

Rental: $30.00
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Doris Chase

Philadelphia Quartet, The (1975) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

Bartok is played by the superb musicians of the Philadelphia Quartet. Technical collaboration on optical effects with Robert Brown. Original taping with the direction of Steve Welch was done at N. E. T. in Seattle, Washington.

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Life Style/Untitled/"." (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Made while living in Brugghe with Ioanna Salajan and Richard Lamm." T.C. "...the film shot off TV, reminds me a little of (Fernand) Leger and (Walter) Ruttmann." -Scott MacDonald, Afterimage 1981. Printed by hand using sunlight. Developed by the filmmaker.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Cowan

100 Chinese Opera Masks (1975) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Just what it says --B. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Robert Crawford

Two Feet Under The Roof (1975) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Rich and subtle tones of gray and black as defined by the shapes and forms of a New York City rooftop. This is contrasted with the movement of a pair of legs in a claustrophobic New York apartment as sounds from the street and neighboring apartments invade and finally dominate the setting. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Eduardo Darino

Frasconi (English) (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

"The most complete selection of woodcuts by Frasconi - an Uruguayan artist living in USA since 1945 - considered the best woodcutter in the Americas. The artist talks about his esthetics, his position towards art and society, and the necessity stuggle, the place of the artist in the contemporary world as well as his process. The film follows Frasconi during his work and illustrates his favorite subjects: man, nature, symbols, for Aesop, BRecht, Whitman, Poe, Lorca, Twain, O'Casey, Neruda. A Delightful film that captivates the attention through the personal approach of the film-maker to Frasconi's personality and masterpieces." --J. Rowe, Hispanic American Arts

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Eduardo Darino

Hello...? (1975) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Hand-processed

"a colorful poem of the first copy-motion film... the system registers images directly from a color (xerox) duplicator model 6500... an original, versatil, unique system developed by Darino" --Back Stage

Rental: $30.00
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Eduardo Darino

Homomania (1975) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"in a few minutes we are presented with the whole story of civilization... imaginative, original but most of all - witty" --Cracow Film Festival

Rental: $30.00
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Storm De Hirsch

Geometrics of the Kabbalah (1975) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"5 is water, 5 is the letter X. 5 is distance. 5 says no. 5 laughs when divided into 2. 5 swims backwards, and space is five. The cherry tree is one. The hurt is 1 plus 1, the wish is two. The wonder three. The absence four, and the five is the Universe. The Universe in the head, the universe in the eye, the sky and the waterdrop. "5 is the unicorn in the circle, 5 can multiply, subtract, and dismiss. Divided and dismiss. 5 is the smoke of heaven, 7 unholy and 12 unmentionable. The privacy of Alpha and Omega is 12, the world is 12. The first and the last of the hunt is 12. 12 is the cry, the secret, the Great Mistake. 12 is the falling steeple. 12 stands high like the meeting of the gods because 12 are lurching altitudes beyond man whose life and death lie only in the 3. Stand 1 to 5, divide and topple. The points beyond the gate of 5 are sharp, walk carefully. 5 is the enclosure, 5 is the pointed start of the planet."--from Brook 16, "Source Books of Storm De Hirsch," 9/24/66.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gary Doberman

Full Moon Notebook (1975) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Even though I can't explain why, a film that moves me deeply each time I see it ... enchanting!" -- Stan Brakhage "Certainty affirmed; certainty denied." -- Ellen Robertson

Rental: $30.00
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Mike Dunford

In The Dark (1975) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

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

IN THE DARK deals with a form of narrative that would result from subjecting a tightly schematized structure to the deformations of chance. A complex examination of the relations of the crew, a paradigm of male/female political relationships, a crtique of formalized art. It begins a whole area of narrative work that is unlike either documentary or novelistic fiction film. --M. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Joann Elam

Rape (1975) 16mm, black and white, 34.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Short but very sharp, JoAnn Elam's film RAPE has three victims discussing their emotional, physical and intellectual responses, then and now, highlighted and commented upon by a series of visual interpolations, sometimes metaphorical .... In just 35 minutes the film manages to examine root causes, analyze attitudes, suggest alternatives, and firmly confront conflicts which make the usual finite conclusions so simplistic .... It's excellent, quite literally the best of its kind, and should be seen by everyone." -- Helen Mackintosh, Time Out "RAPE is a rare film for its refusal to co-opt a feminist subject with a reactionary patriarchal form ...." -- B. Ruby Rich Note: Rape victims and filmmaker are all young, white, and middle class, resulting in a bias in viewpoint and information.

Rental: $50.00
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Bruce Elder

She Is Away (1975) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Structural

The film's projected time is the basic material of this film and is wrought into a simple form which, by its radically reductionist structure, transforms the materials of the dramatic form into a tone poem of waiting and anticipation.

Rental: $25.00
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Olivier Esmein

L'homme N'est Meme Pas Un Oiseau (1975) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Victor Faccinto

Exercise (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Spiritual / Mystical

A rephotographic investigation of relationships between literal and visual material. Based on the theme 'spiritual redundancy'. --V. F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Internal Systems (1975) DVD_NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, structural, technology

"In one of her more minimalist films, the viewer is presented with nothing but a blank monochromatic frame slowly shifting through various intensities of color saturation, flickering / shuttering repeatedly from light-to-dark (and back again) for a duration of 45 minutes. The only hint of information we have to navigate through this complex and difficult film is at the head and tail of the film, in the rolling text "credits" introduced as positive at the head of the film and negative at the end. Technical information such as film stock, film speed, film length, camera lens, shutter, projector, and a host of other data appear on the screen like hieroglyphs of some secret language to be decoded. Whether we know what this cybernetic schemata means or not, Internal System abandons us to the pure phenomenological ecstasies of cinematic temporality- the reveries of a radical filmic monochromism. At the end of the sojourn the titles repeat but in negative, as if the experience of their effects - purely visceral rather than analytical - offer no direct correlation to the mechanism they wield." -Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, Catalogue for the Independent Film Show 7th Edition, Naples, Italy

It seemed interesting to make a film that was concerned with no more than its own theory and mechanics as content of the film. Simultaneously, I was interested in logical structures, what the mechanics of logic were. In a recording system could it record its own process, expose its mechanics. A problem like trying to see the back of ones head. C.F.

4 sections of the same time in the same place. - C.F.

Rental: $40.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Restoring Appearances To Order In 12 Minutes (1975) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

The filmmaker performs her solitary act of cleaning. A static camera tightly frames the studio sink dirty with paint and other residue while the artist engages in a concerted ritual of scrubbing and scrapping...a treatise on the over-cleanliness of certain reductivist gestures in the history of art making.

Rental: $20.00

Bob Fleischner

Max's Shirt (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A green shirt on a clothesline that says sways and dances with the breeze, which celebrates the joy of living, and the joy of filmmaking. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
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Hollis Frampton

Pas De Trois (1975) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"The question of whether certain kinds of film formalism tend to be sexually reactionary is encapsulated in this little triptych. Each of the three sections includes three kinds of information. In the first section, we see single frames of strippers dancing; single fram eclusters of clear red, then later, clear yellow; and single frame clusters of what looks to be a light source. The imagery and clear colors mix retinally, and with the flickering light source, makes this section reminiscent of looking into a movie projector. In the second section we see live action footage of a little girl presumably competing in a twirling contest. This footage regularly dissolves into and out of light blue which itself is punctuated each time, between fade in and fade out, by a singel frame of what looks like a movie screen. Finally, in the third section, red-toned footage of three strippers, recorded in slightly fast motion, alternates with eight-frame passages of lime green leader and, in four instances, with shots of several fish in a tank remioniscent of the fish and tank in the final section of SURFACE TENSION. Together, the three sections suggest something of film's history (the single frames of the stripper and the flicker during hte first section are suggestive of Muybridge and the earliest film showings), as well as the three mechanical components of the film apparatus--projector, screen, film (the fish are in the water in the tank, as the imagery is 'in' the emulsion on the film)--and film's historical propensity to use the female figure (and the drama of its innocence and sexuality) as the focus of the viewer's gaze. PAS DE TROIS is reminiscent of Paul Sharits' single-frame films, of Robert Huot's STRIP, and of some of Frampton's earliest film work."--Scott MacDonald

Rental: $30.00
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Dave Gearey

Branches (1975) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An intoxicated vision of the sensuality of light and movement, in which branches and bodies are made visible by light made mysterious by both.

Rental: $20.00
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Peter Gidal

Condition of Illusion (1975) 16mm, color, 32.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"What I want to stop is the error of making everything into narrative, a definition of narrative in such a way that it becomes unhelpful. Maybe you can have narrativization without narrative. CONDITION OF ILLUSION plays on the identifying or shifting from the terms of identifying of the relations between the spectator and the photographic image. There is a constantly slipping horizon of identification at the level of the photographic that's being moved through that film and ROOM FILM 1973. There is the problem of identifying the relation between the object and the reflection of the object, the problem of reading the photographic image. You've got this problem watching the film, during the viewing. In CONDITION OF ILLUSION you are in relation to the photographic image, but that relation is a constant slipping of the identifying relation which is the basis of the classic film... what is not achieved is the kind of stabilization of reproduction into the terms of a representation...." --interview by Stephen Heath, Cambridge Tapes (March, 1977) & Wide Angle, Vol. 2 No. 3 (May, 1978).

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Lil Picard, Art Is a Party (1975) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"Delightfully funny picture of Lil's 75th birthday party. All the 'art world' is there. As the evening (and the film) go on, it gets faster and drunker." -- Martha Edelheit, Womenartist News

Rental: $20.00
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Silvianna Goldsmith

Nightclub, Memories of Havana in Queens (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Dance

Three Latin Dancers in a nightclub in Queens make up, and do a samba, a merengue and an afro-cuban dance. Filmed both tongue-in-cheek with humor and satire at the kitsch aspects, and also seriously as a tribute to the culture's ancient sensuality. "Another art form (dance) was displayed in Silvianna Goldsmith's witty NIGHTCLUB." -- Daryl Chin,

Rental: $20.00
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Silvianna Goldsmith

Orpheus Underground (1975) 16mm, color, 35.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Orpheus was shot in New York City using backgrounds such as Coney Island and the Lower East Side for the Underworld. Influences include Fellini's Satyricon and Cocteau's Blood of a Poet, Jack Smith and a residue of the political climate of the late '60s and early '70s. "Silvianna Goldsmith's beautiful and romantic ORPHEUS UNDERGROUND ... depicts rape from a woman's angle of vision ... renders female orgasm as a bursting forth of pomegranate seeds. ..." -- Maryse Holder, Changes and Off Our Backs "Silvianna's film ORPHEUS reconciles the surrealist visionary quest of a Bunuel with the cinematic optique of a Cocteau in her rendition of the artist's interior voyage to the unconscious .... Sylvianna ... constantly addresses the inner eye of the viewer by transforming that reality through the visionary process of the symbolic imagination. Silvianna's 'trip' is a Jungian rite of passage." -- Gloria Orenstein

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bette Gordon

Still Life (1975) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A meditation on the American rustic. Various objects within the composition are re-presented in unnatural colors and unusual spatial arrangements, emphasizing the illusion of movement while exploring film grain and graphic nature. The image of foreground and background becomes reversed, and through that process we lose sight of three-dimensional space representation.

Rental: $25.00
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George Griffin

Club, The (1975) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

"... a wickedly funny bit of animation... done in a kind of coloring book style that takes us inside an upper crust men's club, a bastion so male that after a few seconds we realize that everyone inside resembles that most distinctly masculine portion of a man's anatomy."--Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

Head (1975) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

The animator, as actor, lives through his drawings which in turn become actors who influence his own self-image. A trick-film meditation on portraiture.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00
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George Griffin

L'Age Door (1975) 16mm, color, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

How to open and close a door and what it all means.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Meadow's Green, The (1975) 16mm, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A personal documentary of the Bread and Puppet Theater's 1974 performance, 'The Domestic Resurrection Circus', which combines live action with animation to evoke the creative spirit of this group.--G. G. The energy and extraordinary invention of the Bread and Puppet Theatre comes through loud and clear. My mouth fell open, I had not had a chance to see such a performance. The film put me right there with it."--James Blue.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Deedee Halleck

Jaraslawa (1975) 16mm, color, 9 min

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Abbie Herrick

Fifty Years: An Album (1975) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

Have you ever wanted to look through old albums and diaries to see how people were years ago? Old films, snapshots, and animation with diaries as commentary, show three generations of a family (1915-1965) and the world around them from Wold Wars to World's Fairs, Vietnam and the assassination of JFK. --A. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Louis Hock

Light Traps (1975) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A dance metered between the tempo of 60 cycles per second of electrified gas and camera shutter, further wrought by manual, etched harmonics. Las Vegas in a closet.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Louis Hock

Still Lives (1975) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

September 23, 1973: A motion picture camera shooting through a portal in a church began accumulating images of an adjacent Arlington, Texas shopping plaza at the rate of 1 frame per hour, 24 hours a day. September 22, 1974: The camera was stopped. Meteorological fluctuations, this planet's revolutions (solar and axial), and the palpable presence of human cycles are transposed from slow daily change into rapid visual rhythms. The act of metamorphosis during the year visually displaces the pictorial arena in which the year transpires. Space, the image frame, becomes a manifestation of time. "Our eyes are virtually goaded out of our heads." -- Richard Eder, The New York Times

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Louis Hock

Studies In Chronovision (1975) 16mm, color, 21.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Film sketches constructed over the past five years investigating temporal composition via single frame-time lapse techniques: light struck metronomes, 20th century dust from a Mayan dream, horology complete with coordinates, Kodak vs. Timex. "... resembles visual works of art ...." -- Janet Kutner, Dallas Morning News

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Nancy Holt

Pine Barrens (1975) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Concerned with evoking through a film a barren wilderness in south-central New Jersey. The camera is always in motion--tracking, pivoting, and walking through the landscape. Though they are never seen in the film, the voices of the local people, the "Pineys," are heard relating their feelings about the land, their attitudes about city life, their myths of the area, etc. Their voices and the music of Bill Patton's Pine Barrens Trio add a psychological dimension to the landscape.

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $300.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $300.00

Takahiko Iimura

24 Frames Per Second (1975) , min

"This film and in particular the function of sound within it will vary freely from moment to moment, viewer to viewer. Totally different in its physical surface from most of the sound films of the 1970s, the film's openness of articulation of sound stands as an emblem for the new investigations of sound-image relationship during this period. Allowing the full force of its meaningful symbolic oppositions between black and white, silence and sound, to resonate, the film brings these issues forth within [the] larger context of its (and the viewer's) probing of the nature, the limits and the possibilities of human consciousness." -- Larry Gottheim, 10 Years of Living Cinema "Both in terms of its examination of time and space, of light and darkness, of visuals and sounds; and in terms of its demands and potential rewards for an audience, 24 FRAMES PER SECOND is the quintessential Iimura film." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage

Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

24 Frames Per Second (Revised) (1975) , min

Restructured version in which the positive and the negative of the frame(s): white frame(s) in black, and black frame(s) in white within one second(24 frames) come out one after the other. In a way, ancient Chinese symbol of Ying and Yang is translated in filmic time where the double structure of the positive and the negative ends up to the opposite: the positive becomes the negative and vice versa.

Rental: $30.00

Ken Jacobs

Urban Peasants (1975) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed by Stella Weiss and family, chanced assembled by Ken Jacobs from uncut 100-foot lengths. Alternating sound and image. Image must travel at silent speed. Sound o tape precedes and follows silent image. 40 minutes film plus ca. 12 minutes sound. My wife Flo's family as recorded by her Aunt Stella. The title is no intended put-down but a simple statement of fact, as I see it. Brooklyn was a place made up of many little villages; a near-shtetl is pictured here all in the space of a storefront. --K. J.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Jim Jennings

Leaves (1975) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The writing between the leaves.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Film Notebook: Part 1 (1975) Super 8, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Superimposition (1) (1975) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Actor Talk (1975) 16mm, black and white, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Discreet and continuous changes take place between the visual images presented in this film. Two different cognitive processes are called upon and the viewer experiences a contrast in the ways in which he interprets the information being presented. Because of a pulsating nature of the image in the film, a cadence is set up which affects the viewer's internal tempo. This effect persists even after the film ends." --Dr. Matthew Yuschik, University of South California

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stan King

Bauble (1975) Super 8, color & b/w, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

With this in mind, I presumed it valid to set out to make an ugly film. --S. K. K. "One must know why an art work is aesthetically ugly, and, in order to know why, one must be thoroughly and profoundly cognizant of aesthetic form and organization." --Willard Huntington Wright, "The Creative Will"

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Stan King

John Paskiewicz Portrait Film, The (1975) Super 8, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

"A brutal film portrait attuned to the implicit. It dwells on things so fleeting they're usually over-looked. Somehow the film makes their meaning available to the intellect, but in a mute, stark way." --Frederick J. Wertz, Hunter College

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Peter Kingsbury

Cuts (1975) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

This records the anecdotal light between lovers. The film entraps a humorous truth: its cuts are self-inflicted.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Kramer

Milestones (1975) 16mm, color, 206 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: History, Political / Social Activism

"... is a vast mosaic of a movie, is very much about the survivors of America's radical left today, but it's a good deal more than a lamentation or a recollection of old causes. It's both sympathetic and optimistic. MILESTONES is interesting as a report on a political movement, made by two men who are intimately connected to that movement, but it's important for far more provocative reasons. MILESTONES is virtually a meditation on today's spoken American language, which sounds as is it were becoming less and less adequate. Robert Kramer is one of our most original and gifted filmmakers. MILESTONES... is as carefully arranged as a piece of music. It moves forwards and backwards, and sometimes sideways, using images, emotions and, most frequently, words as themes... it bursts with unexpected life." --Vincent Canby, New York Times

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Blood (1975) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political_social activism

Starring Larry Fine, Abbie Herrick, Evan McHale, Mark Lyon and Annie Sharkiss. A funny, bitter look at middle-class youth trying to be tough in the trappings of pornography, drugs and quick money. A film about desperation in the New York streets. "In its stream-of-consciousness way, BLOOD (1975) evokes Manhattan street life even more powerfully than Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver. Ms. Krasilovsky brings into camera an array of furtive, frustrated people -- e. g., hookers and juvenile delinquents -- and allows them to talk about themselves as we watch them in action. As a depiction of contemporary urban despair, BLOOD, more specifically, is an angry, outraged protest of the exploitation of women by men. Indeed, this 21-minute film is punctuated by shots of the covers of lurid paperbacks featuring bondage and framed by an embittered theme song, 'Women in Chains.'" -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

James Krell

Coda/M. C. (1975) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Krell

Wolverine Kills T. V. (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lee Krugman

Untitled (1975) Regular 8mm, color, 2.5 min

Unknown. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Krugman

Land & Sea (1975) Regular 8mm, color, 11.5 min

A grammatical approach to landscape, based on a daily temporal event. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Reg8mm Rental: $20.00

Owen Land

No Sir, Orison! (1975) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Orison means prayer. The title of the film is a palindrome, that is, it reads the same backward or forward. The film grew out of the attempt to create a structure around my first original palindrome, "no sir, orison," written while working on WIDE ANGLE SAXON. "No sir, orison" is the answer to a question. The question soon revealed itself to be: "what's this, meditation?" Someone is praying in the aisle of a ... church? No, a supermarket. The prayer, perhaps asking for God's mercy on those behind the evil practices of the "plastic" food industry -- people who have substituted disease-producing non-nutritive products for the God-given plants that were intended for human food -- is a silent protest against the supermarket and all that it represents: manipulation and exploitation of a gullible public to increase the wealth of a powerful elite. The next element to be added was the song, a reworking of an anonymous 17th century song "praising" tobacco. The film might have been entitled "Practical Solutions to the Problem of the Supermarket." The protagonist is played by an artist who calls himself Hermen Euticalcircle, with whom I have collaborated on several live performances.

Rental: $25.00

Owen Land

Wide Angle Saxon (1975) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Earl Greaves is polishing the grille of his Cadillac Coupe de Ville. He used to work as an assistant cameraman for a television station. On one program there was an interview with "Lamb," a messianic Jewish folk duo comprised of Joel Chernoff and Rick "Levi" Coghill. Lamb's main purpose is to minister to Jews, that's why they use Jewish terminology like calling Jesus by his Hebrew name Yeshua. Earl isn't Jewish, but hearing Joel and Rick made him decide to read the gospels - and he is convinced .... Earl is troubled by the possibility that his own possessions might be a barrier between him and God. One evening he goes to a film showing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The film is long and boring, consisting of shots of red paint being poured on "a wide variety of objects," the last of which is a hotplate. Earl is so bored that his mind wanders all over the place. One of the places it wanders to is the realization that he is in fact too attached to his possessions, and he determines to do something about it ....

Rental: $66.00
16mm Rental: $66.00

Richard Levine

Beasts of Nazareth (1975) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

Saul Levine

Memorial Day Weekend (1975) 16mm, reg8mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

With Marjorie Keller, Kathy De Zengotida and Rick Needham. A portrait of a get-together of friends and comrades, a struggle with the past to be present.

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

Babette Mangolte

What Maisie Knew (1975) 16mm, black and white, 55.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A film made around the subjective camera, the vision of a child, and a re-reading of the Henry James novel. The concern is not with reality and appearance but the manner in which these terms come to be constituted." --Constance Penley

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Richard Merciez

Martyr, The (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Home (1975) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dan Perz

Watercourse (1975) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

D.J. Romino

Nexus, The (1975) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

D.J. Romino

Habitue (1975) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rosalind Schneider

Life Notes I (1975) , min

Rental: $35.00

Paul Sharits

Apparent Motion (1975) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Production assistance: Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS). The images for this project were first obtained by enlarging, with an optical printer, frames of evenly distributed grain particles from a black and white strip of underexposed 8mm Tri-X film. The resulting 16mm black and white Plus-X copy was again blown up with an optical printer to make a negative on high contrast stock. In the final stage, using an optical printer, color gels were employed to code each of the up-to-six layers of superimposed images of grain fields; this was recorded on fine grain Ektachrome Commercial color stock. What began as dark grain particles in relatively clear (light toned) emulsion, in the 8mm specimen, at the last stage, have become colored images of grain particles in a dark field. What I am proposing in this project is that even at the infrastructural level -- and contrary to its intended purposes -- the bases of film's illusionistic movement can be discerned. One might hypothesize that film is, in this respect, thoroughly illusional, on all levels from its most obvious recorded-image plateaus to its most primary image-forming depths.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Paul Sharits

Shutter Interface (1975) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Two-screen projection, sound on both tracks.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Guy Sherwin

Short Film Series (1975) 16mm, black and white, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"... Guy Sherwin's SHORT FILM SERIES which he undertook between 1976 and 1980. Eventually he issued about thirty of them. Some are single studies of light, focused on the reflections in an eye shot in close-up. Others are domestic, as in the PORTRAIT WITH PARENTS or BREATHING .... Many deal with two rates of time measurement, as in CLOCK AND CANDLE, or construct visual paradoxes, as in the shuddering stasis of METRONOME -- an illusion caused by the clash between the spring-wound mechanisms of the Bolex camera and of the metronome itself. In BARN DOOR the semi-strobe effect of light pulsations flattens the distant landscape. ... Interestingly, Sherwin has recently returned to the series after almost twenty years, with studies of animals and insects which in part recall the fascination with the 'invisible' side of nature felt by the surrealists, and seen in the scientific writing of Roger Caillois and the films of Jean Painleve during the 1930s. ..." -- A. L. Rees, A History of Experimental Film and Video, pp. 81-82

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Guy Sherwin

Short Film Series: Vermeer Frames/Chimney/Portrait With Parents/Metronome (1975 - 1980) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Taubin

Duck (Only Available In Package of 3) (1975) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Taubin

Like (Only Available In Package of 3 Titles) (1975) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Amy Taubin

See! (Also In Package of 3 Titles) (1975) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Amy Taubin

See!/Like/Duck (1975) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Anita Thacher

Homage to Magritte (1975) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Steven Weisberg

Happy Birthday (1975) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A look at the familiar with wonderment but not awe. The people and places of former lives get together for a birthday reunion" S.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lloyd Williams

Rainbow's Children (1975) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

In RAINBOW'S CHILDREN, LLOYD WILLIAMS reveals the dreamer awakening; erotic displacements of dreams are transformed into the erotic realities of life itself -- although still poetically suffused with a dream like languor which the filmmaker cannot escape. The texture of flesh, the ambiguity of longing and the colors of psychedelic apotheosis all merge into a languorous ecstasy which LLOYD WILLIAMS is adept in translating into the medium of film. All the varieties of film technique: slow motion, multiple-exposure, fast motion, camera in full flight and frozen image, he uses for the revelation of his intense fantasy, whether from dreams or from real-life or from hallucinated contemplation. His work shows that the dreamer is, indeed, awakening into a whole new world of erotic fantasy, muted with desire. If hard core films shock you, the films of LLOYD WILLIAMS will caress you." -- Quote from Charles Boultenhouse, from SCREENING THE SEXES by Parker Tyler, Publisher Holt Reinhart & Winston.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Andrej Zdravic

Phenix (1975) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Filmed at the Ljubljana Clinical Center, Yugoslavia. PHENIX is dedicated to my father Franjo, a plastic surgeon and holistic healer, because through him a new world of beauty and meaning opened up for me. "I have never seen any of Zdravic's work before, but what I saw last Wednesday left me so intrigued that I am anxiously looking forward to seeing more of his work. I saw part of his surgery room film, shot in Yugoslavia; it has an extraordinary visual and emotional power." -- Jonas Mekas, Anthology Film Archives "As its title suggests, PHENIX expresses a commitment to life, to a reborn physicality. Zdravic engages the viewer of PHENIX in a transcendent journey from the physical to the metaphysical, from the horrific to the sublime." -- Bruce Jenkins, Media Study, Buffalo

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Leslie Thornton

X-Tracts (1975) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jacob Burckhardt

Morir En New York (1975) 16mm, black and white, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

On Time In Film/DVD (1975-2007) DVD NTSC, b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

This DVD contains the films: + & -, 1 to 60 Seconds, and 24 Frames Per Second "Time is, as it has been said by John Cage on music, the most important issue in film".(Takahiko Iimura) "in concentrating on this set of problems, often wrongly seen as 'minimalist', Iimura went much, much further than any other film artist in exploring a kind of art-science. This concern with the experience of time, its measured passage and the analogy between time and space, has been the main recurring theme at the centre of his work." (Malcolm Le Grice, the author of "Abstract Film and Beyond", MIT Press) "During the past five years the concern which Iimura explored in Models have reached their most complete refinement in +&-, 1 to 60 seconds, and 24 Frames Per Second." (Scott MacDonald)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Gary Adlestein

Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary

A documentary (in the city symphony tradition begun by experimentalists in the 1920s) that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait--the first film to receive a production grant from the PA Council of the Arts--was shown at film venues (eg. MoMA's "What's Happening" series) and festivals throughout the country. As the years have passed, the makers of the documentary have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970s time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. (According to 2010 Census Bureau data on cities with a population of more than 65,000, Reading had the "largest share of its residents living in poverty, barely edging out Flint, Michigan." -- New York Times, 10/26/11). "So exotic and oozing with character, I forgot I was looking at my own culture. Unforgettable and beautifully bizarre." -- Mike Kuchar. "Very impressive--one of the best of its kind that I've seen." -- Bill Judson, Film Curator, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. "One of the most original and most interesting American independent feature-length films of 1975." Film Comment, May/June 1976.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00 individual / $50.00 institutional

Barbara Rosenthal

Pregnancy Dreams (1975-2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children_youth, family, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

In "PREGNANCY DREAMS" Barbara Rosenthal, nude and nine months pregnant, reads from her Journal dreams of filthy bathrooms, impeccably clothed men, and other parallels. Originally shot in Super-8 film by Bill Creston (seen nude in the mirror with his camera on this very hot August day) as tests of filmstocks for his recording of the birth and subsequent film "OLA: A FILM BY HER FATHER", "PREGNANCY DREAMS" was greeted by calls of outrage when premiered at BACA (The Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association) in 1979, but digitally remastered in 2005, it has gained an increasingly receptive audience through the years.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Gary Adlestein

Reading 1974: Portrait of a City (1975) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history

Produced and directed by: Gary Adlestein, Costa Mantis, Jerry Orr. 30th Anniversary Edition. A documentary (in the city symphony tradition begun by experimentalists in the 1920's) that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutten and redesigned to make way for the "the future." The film captures its subject at exactly the point when what seemed unique and special about this rather old-fashioned, Pennsylvania Dutch, urban center was rapidly disappearing. This 16mm portrait - the first film to receive a production grant from the PA Council of the Arts - was shown at film venues (eg., MoMA's "What's Happening" series) and festivals throughout the country. As the years have passed, the makers of the documentary have observed it evolve into both a fascinating 1970's time capsule and a poignant cinematic elegy. (According to the 2010 Census Bureau data on cities with a population of more than 65,000, Reading had the "largest share of its residents living in poverty, barely edging out Flint, Mich." - New York Times 10/26/11). So exotic and oozing with character, I forgot I was looking at my own culture. Unforgettable and beautifully bizarre. (Mike Kuchar) Very impressive - one of the best of its kind that I've seen. - Bill Judson, Film Curator, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute One of the most original and most interesting American independent feature-length films of 1975. - Film Comment, May/June 1976

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $35 individual/ $50 institutional

Robert Harris

In the Streets (1975-2009) DVD NTSC, color, 5:40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, landscape and architecture

Fourth of July passions in NYC. Chinatown & Little Italy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Tobe Carey

Father Francis - Woodstock's Hippie Priest (1975) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, philosophical

Known as Woodstock's Hippie Priest, the inclusive message of Father Francis' Mountain church resonated with Woodstock's young people arriving in the wake of the Woodstock Festival and the music revolution of the 70's. This is a rare up-close look at the late Father Francis. Produced with Woodstock Community Video.

Rental: $50.00

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

Tobe Carey

Giving Birth (1975) DVD, b&w, 25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: family

Pioneering Porta-pak video documentary of a home birth. Shot in the Yucatan, Mexico, where a child is delivered Maya style, in a hammock, by a Mayan midwife.

Rental: $70.00

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

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