Russell R. Adams

Objects for the Sleight of Hand (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

Animated film of objects (drawn and hand colored) that I have never seen a magician use.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Russell R. Adams

Signs and Wonders (1977) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

A Cinepoem. Stone, earth, wood, sky, light, space. Man, man's tools (stone and computerized). The door is poem to a new era.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Neptunian Space Angel (1977) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A film dealing with the alternative of human scaling within 16mm frame. The star walks from one edge of the screen, passes the center, but never reaches the opposite edge. Shot in extreme slow motion, this film creates an unusual and bizarre sense of timelessness and distance. This allows the viewer to become involved with every subtle movement within the frame. The center of the frame is constantly emptying itself, creating a vacuum, and is left entirely open, only to be filled again, not with images but the with the mind's eye. The space created in the center of the frame allows one to pass through the film, emptying itself, gives the viewer the space he needs so that he may feed energy back into the space. The film is unique approach in dealing with the space that surrounds filmic language

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

About My House (1977) Regular 8mm, color & b/w, 38.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Tiny details of Everyday indoors and out, over a year -- moon reflected on rosebowl, soughing leaf patterns at sunset on pale wall, hoe and shovel resting at corn's feet, building excavation across the street, adam's apple gulping in sunlight, breakfast dishes & pantry secrets, hands folded on lap, window sill meditation of cat...: a home-movie diary.

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Gordon Ball

Sitting (1977) 16mm, color, 1.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Sitting meditation study. First work after I laid down camera seven years -- thus newskin concentration on breath-body precise rhythm attention.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Scott Bartlett

Greenfield (1977) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Working and playing hard at a northern California commune -- fast-paced cutting to Taj Mahal's "Happy to be just like I am."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Baxter

Dakota (1977) 16mm, black and white, 25.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A young, boyish sketch artist falls madly in love with an attractive but older woman whom he sees jogging in Central Park one day. Because he lives in such a different world from the woman's, the boy can only fantasize about her in his apartment, drawing sketches and collecting articles of clothing reminiscent of her. Still, he pursues the woman through-out the city, only to have his dream about her painfully destroyed at the end. However, one realizes that there is a haunting loneliness in the woman's life also, a loneliness that can be compared to the boy's as well.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Alan Berliner

Color Wheel (1977) 16mm, color, 19.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth, Landscape Architecture

Filmed throughout the changing light of the full year, a child's hand pushes merry-go-round spins roulette-wheel-like color energy: red snow, blue rain, green paint.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Stan Brakhage

Domain of the Moment, The (1977) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Four films in contemplation upon those events which are so centered upon one moment that chronology seems almost obliterated or at least unimportant in remembrance.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Stan Brakhage

Governor, The (1977) 16mm, color, 54.5 min

Genre: Experimental

On July 4th 1976, I and my camera toured with the state of Colorado with Gov. Richard D. Lamm, as he traveled in parades with his children, dinners, lectured, etc. Editing created a film which wove itself thru multiple superimpostions into a study of light and power.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Stan Brakhage

Soldiers & Other Cosmic Objects (1977) 16mm, color, 20.15 min

Genre: Experimental

This begins the fourth chapter of The Book of Film and entertains directly the considerations of chapter two (THE WEIR-FALCON SAGA, THE MACHINE OF EDEN, and THE ANIMALS OF EDEN AND AFTER). Person begins to be defined by what it is not. It might be said that chapter one (SCENES FROM UNDER CHILDHOOD) set forth birth and being, chapter two -- consciousness, chapter three (SINCERITY) -- self-consciousness; thus SOLDIERS AND OTHER COSMIC OBJECTS begins that strictly philosophical task of distinguishing (from, in this case, the rituals and trials of public school). I like to think of it as a work that Ludwig Wittgenstein might have found more enjoyable.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

James Broughton

Song of the Godbody (1977) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"The film consists predominately of extreme close-ups of parts of Broughton's body. The camera slowly becomes the tool revealing the erotic beauty of the beauty of the body and the sensual pleasure in loving oneself. The ecstasy and power of sexual gratification are celebrated by the camera, as it maintains an erotic role, probing, revealing and visually caressing. Broughton's song is a praise of his body as divine androgyne, and an acceptance of this higher godly sexual power." -- Richard Bartone, Millennium Film Journal "Song Of The Goodbody is the best thing of its kind since Song of Songs and yours is better illustrated." -- June Singer, Author of Androgyny "A classic liberation film!" -- Larry Kardish, Film Curator, Museum of Modern Art

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Broughton

Windowmobile (1977) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"The film is shot both through and at a window, superimposing and conjoining, thereby elaborating events on both sides of the glass. Broughton's accompanying poem sings the same song as the images, sounding from an Eden of the golden passing of days: "They were seeing the light every day then ... / They were looking and they were seeing / They were living there in the light at that time." -- Robert Lipman, On the Films of Joel Singer

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Good Evening Everybody (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 43 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

Burckhardt has taken the young woman as his world. With characteristic good humor and lightness of touch in editing and pacing, he never succumbs to the cloying bombardment of the 'I'll put in everything' approach. He shapes it into a film we slide right down, toward a sparkling blue pool of water: our own sense of exhilaration." Ron Padgett "Good Evening Everybody" does not construct a world, but projects a personality. Burckhardt's camera observes life in a way characteristic of someone sensitive to irony, detail, diversity, humor, incongruity and (even) beauty, expressive of a cultivated, somewhat aloof, yet generous sensibility that suggests a perceptive, complicated and engaging, in fact ideal, traveling companion." Noel Carroll, SOHo News

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Doris Chase

Dance 10 (1977) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A duet of Jonathan Hollander, choreographer-dancer, and a video synthesized image of one of the "Chase Kinetic Sculptures for Dance." The original synthesized image was generated with the assistance of Steve Rutt.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Dance 3 (1977) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Music by George Kleinsinger. Choreographer Kei Takei structured the dance on a theme from "light Part Nine." Production was in cooperation with WNYC-TV, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

How Do You Feel? (1977) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Music

Narration by Mal Pate. A video animation "commercial" on body movement and self awareness. Charming musical score of George Kleinsinger gives a "sing-along" pattern for dancers Lloyd Ritter and Kei Takei. (For children.)

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Doris Chase

Improvisation (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

A stunning solo dance by Kei Takei involving numerous video effects. This video animation is part of the much-acclaimed DORIS CHASE DANCE SERIES that was presented on WNYC-TV, New York, in 1978.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison (1977) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Space Time Studies (1977) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"De eevwigheid duurt een oogwenk./ De ti jd duurt maar door." -- A. Roland Holet. "This film is in several short sections. Most are set in a single location or 'space'; the editing introduces a temporal element into that space. In the third section, for example, the setting is a European cafe; Chomont cuts between different shots that seem to be adjacent to each other in this single space, but various cues--such as the change in characters' positions--tell us that the shots were taken at different times. Chomont is exploring here a fundamental paradox of cinema: that time and space are interdepent, that one camera can film space in a way that make different parts of it seem simultaneously present, cut this simultaneity is an illusion -- the time of the filming and of the strip of film in projection is always moving forward." -- Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Jim Clark

Scream King (1977) 16mm, black and white, 4.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"A man walks to his left-handed throne, sits down, screams and he is king." J.C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Robert Crawford

H20 (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Structural

Rhythms of the colors, textures, and patterns of moving water. Synchronized with various types of percussion. Certain colors and patterns repeat themselves with a tempo or meter which is analogous to the structure used in musical compositions.--R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Maya Deren

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1977) 16mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Ethnic / Multicultural, spiritual

Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985) is a black and white documentary film about dance and possession in Haitian vodou that was shot by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren between 1947 and 1952 and edited and completed after her death. Most of the film consists of images of dancing and bodies in motion during rituals in Rada and Petro services. New Preserved print.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Gary Doberman

Domicile (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

"Think of a couple of things like they say: 'Limits are what any of us are inside of ...'; 'Verse consists of a constant and variant ....' Already the world is here, truly, and anyone who has ever had experience of actual confinement -- jail, hospital, body, army -- common to the human state can't really be patient with any assumption that we need to do it to ourselves .... "In this film there is a simple accessible constant which you will have no difficulty in recognizing. There is an equally apparent variable. So your question - to phrase it poorly - might be, what is it that is being measured here? "The materials of this film are personal, comfortably so. Nothing in that way distorted or untoward. But the choices of the artist are both crucial and defining, and there is evident attention to what he has called boundaries. "This ... is a beautiful film, factually, with a lovely shifting counterpoint in the pacing. Like an old slow blues, after some up-tempo number -- so, read it and think." -- Robert Creeley, Was That a Real Poem and Other Essays

Rental: $30.00

John Dunkley-Smith

Train Fixation (1977) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four parallel train tracks-the urban landscape beyond is 'masked' and 're-framed' by the doors, windows, gaps between cars, of the passing trains. Camera runs only as train passes--time is re-constituted according to railway schedules. --J. D.-S.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Matrix (1977) 16mm, color, 27.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History

"This is a work that is central to the Magellan voyage.There are multiple layers of imagery; (slaughterhouse footage, steel mill footage, imagery of cows in a field, hexagonal shapes apparently punched into the film material) which are all presented simultaneously. The superimposition of what are, I assume, variously filtered layers of colour material which creates a glorious flow of shapes" - Scott MacDonald

Rental: $56.00
16mm Rental: $56.00

Hollis Frampton

Mindfall I & VII (Pts I, VI Birth of Magellan: Mindfall Completed (1977-1980) , 36 min

"Frampton wsa especially fascinated by Eisenstein's theory of 'vertical montage,' the notion that filmic structure could be built not only horizontally (sequentially), like a melody, but vertically, like a chord. In the MINDFALL sections of "Magellan" Frampton used desynchronized sound, along with super-imposition and a complex editing structure, to approach the possibility of vertical montage" Harvey Nosowitz

Rental: $84.00

Dave Gearey

Monkey Dream (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Inspired by a dream of a monkey who tells "stories" by waving a stick that emits abstract shapes, light and movement, this is the "story" of a sculptor making sculpture. It is also a form of dreaming with Cinema. Constructed in lush, layered images, we see sculpture, Jon von Bergen at work but the true subject of this filmic tapestry is the elusive and enigmatic quality of the creative process.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Peter Gidal

Silent Partner (1977) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"... the film as process works with the spectator in process. The narrative of action is rejected, or displayed as a set of impossible fragments (hints of human activity in SILENT PARTNER).... the questioning of legibility... and throughout the film the possibility that the siting of objects at screen edge yields another set of illegibilities... Partly an intensification of the subject, its ironic disintegration and dissolution forcing its contradictions fragment both text and artist-subject (present everywhere and nowhere: Beckett, Warhol, Duchamp).... a refusal of the ordering of space, the first rule of fictional/documentary cinema... nil return in producing the divided subject... constructed in an act of capture... an interrogation of that capture..." --Al Rees, Silent Partner, BFI Catalog 1977/78

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Victor Grauer

Portrait 2 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Science & Medicine

A very brief but intense exploration of a time fragment. An example of what I call 'analytic film'. One of the first of my 'neo modernist' works.--V. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Block Print (1977) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

1. Walk around a city block aiming a movie camera at the seam between sidewalk and buildings. @24fps, this event lasts 5 minutes. 2. Repeat 1. holding camera on its side, shooting @12 fps. This shot is then duplicated on negative material; then both original and print are sandwiched one frame out of phase and optically printed on reversal material. 3. Negative print (see 2.) is fed into Xerox microfilm printer which produces a continuous paper enlargement. This roll is then chopped up with a paper cutter while simultaneously being reconstituted by single frame photography. (Mount page/frames on a mutoscope reel.) 4. Walk around block (see 1.) aiming single frame camera at mutoscope pages of xeroxed frames in foreground and actual seam of sidewalk and buildings in background. Alternate version: Take roll of uncut Xeroxed frames back to street and wrap block. Shoot this with single frame camera recording duplicate of print in foreground and actuality in background.-- G. G.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

George Griffin

Thumbnail Sketches (1977) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Like many of my films THUMBNAIL SKETCHES began as a flipbook. However this particular book didn't really flip. Each page instead of being one phase in a series (like a frame of film), contained a complete cycle of 8 drawings arranged in a rectangular ring. The reader had to construct the information conceptually not just optically as if it were a mosaic of abstract comic strip panels. The film begins with a 'live' prologue documenting the book's original form; then follows its destruction by scissors, a brief autopsy illustrating the mechanics of movement, and its eventual animated rebirth. The animation is accomplished by displacing the panels in virtual space so that all 8 phases are visible simultaneously, a technique in opposition to image replacemant which tricks the viewer into assuming that movement is a continuos flow. This scheme suggests that each unit of time construction need not to be subordinate to the total hypnotic river of illusuion, that in fact a 'moving' line is not as simple as it may seem.--G. G.

Rental: $20.00

Walter Gutman

Kay Rosaire and Her Lions (1977) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $23.00

Henry Hills

Porter Springs 3 (1977) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

These beautiful, intricately animated reflections were unfortunately shot in ECO which has proved to be remarkably unstable, turning blue before I had an internegative made. Therefore, this is one of only three prints of this "elegant and serene experience" (Pat O'Neill). Please handle with care!

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Ma (Intervals) (1977) , min

"When we see "Ma (Intervals)", we have a visual perceptional experience, and at the same time we are made conscious about the universal and conceptual time which is measured by clock." -- Kenji Harada, This is Movie No. 6, On Takahiko Iimura, 1994, Tokyo. "MA", a Japanese concept of time/space as one is interpreted in the sense o f intervals in film in which only the segments of light and darkness, and a white line and a black line all measured by 1,2,3 seconds are seen and perceived.

Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

One Frame Duration (1977) , 12 min

"Iimura, who is Japan's most important filmmaker, was involved in the New American Cinema developments in the early sixties. His work has continued to open up new ground in a way which few of his contemporaries from that period managed to sustain." -- Malcolm LeGrice, Time Out "The achievements of Iimura's recent films, particularly when combined with his many videotapes (themselves an interesting topic for extended discussion) and his numerous film and video installation pieces, make him one of the most interesting and prolific artists around. Like Carl Andre and Richard Serra in sculpture, Emmett Williams and Richard Kostelanetz in poetry, and Frank Stella and Josef Albers in painting, Iimura is able to refresh our ability to perceive and understand all film by reducing the variables vying for our attention so fully that we can concentrate completely on crucial elements of the film experience we often ignore." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage

Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Clothesline (1977) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Stretched across the sky until the film bursts.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Jordan

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The (1977) 16mm, color, 40.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Using the cut-out style of animation I tried to marry the classic engravings of Gustave Dore to the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge through a classic narrator: Orson Welles. It's a long opium dream of the old Mariner (Welles) who wantonly killed the albatross and suffered the pains of the damned for it. "The film, far from being a mere visual accompaniment to the poem, has an integrity of its own. Throughout the film, serpents, butterflies and other creatures from Jordan's earlier works such as DUO CONCERTANTES and GYMNOPEDIES appear, bearing the unmistakable signature of the artist, creating mysteries, subtleties and rich asides. These are the strokes of genius, the touch of the craftsman, which have turned old material into new, translating 19th century art into a totally new kind of masterpiece. The Mariner lives as he has never lived before." -- Carmen Vigil, San Francisco Cinematheque

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Marjorie Keller

Film Notebook: Part 2, Some of Us in the Mechanical Age (1977) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Misconception (1977) 16mm, color, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

"MISCONCEPTION is a film structured on juxtapositions: indoors/outdoors; redecoration/destruction; exercises/actual birth; male opinion/female opinion; preparation/pain. Its montage structure of both image and sound balances MISCONCEPTION on the precarious moment, like birth, between these counterposed positions: conception/misconception, point/counterpoint." -- Anne Friedberg "MISCONCEPTION is composed of six parts that together chronicle the experience of one woman and her husband during the course of her natural childbirth. The film communicates the precision and care with which it has been assembled. (The) structure lends the film a pacing rhythm that has less to do with traditional cinema-verité documentary or film journalism than with the pacing and rhythm of poetry." -- B. Ruby Rich

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Marjorie Keller

Web, The (1977) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

In THE WEB I delved for the first and only time into film as mischief-making; wicked, like a child.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tim Kennedy

Bus by the River, The / Revision / Hush (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A package of three films on one reel. THE BUS BY THE RIVER is a visual symphony of a city--a portrait along the banks of the Anna Livey. REVISION is a conjuring of Eros--a portrait of the Erotic. HUSH--N. Y. C. Battery enveloped in a vision such that all other sights are but half seen thereafter and scarcely remembered. --T. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tim Kennedy

Vanishing Ends (1977) 16mm, color, 10.75 min

Genre: Experimental

When the eye is filled, the ear is no more attended and all that may be of beauty is there englobed, radiant, sufficient, excessive. Light bountiful emanations that ebb and flow through out containers of the lenseless eye of memory. This is all of the one that not seen fell from the stars and was not missed until it was seen no longer. Worlds withing worlds, both micro and macro, reflect themselves along an illusionistic curve revealing a reality whose sun set five minutes ago. --T. K.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joanna Kiernan

Trilogy: Interval/Open & Shut/Narrative Moves (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The film is divided into three sections which all use the same type of images and sounds--a Southern California house and landscape as recorded through a kind of peripheral vision of fragmented notation. The objects and sounds of the film do not have 'given' meanings; they are everyday and inconsequential enough to escape general symbolic appropriation. Each of the three sections constructs a particular syntax for these images and sounds, modulating the way they are experienced and building specific contextual meanings. --J. K.

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Ken Kobland

Frame (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A seashore landscape, structured first by a moving car then re-constructed optically. A re-structured landscape. Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival; Bellevue Film Festival.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

James Krell

Alpine Lookout #2 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Sweeten offerings to the gods/ i thought everyone was honesty/ but they were a result of mirror/ meat/ a l a r g e r e d flash/ A --J. K.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Krell

Ram's Photo's (1977) 16mm, black and white, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $24.00
16mm Rental: $24.00

James Krell

Shame, Shame: Dallas Diary, 1964 (1977) 16mm, black and white, 27.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

James Krell

Thank You/Your Receipt (1977) 16mm, color, 31.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Kubelka

Pause! (1977) 16mm, color, 11.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
35mm Rental: $75.00

George Kuchar

I, an Actress (1977) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was shot in ten minutes with four or five students of mine at the San Francisco Art Institute. It was to be a screen-test for a girl in the class. She wanted something to show producers of theatrical productions, as the girl was interested in an acting career. By the time all the heavy equipment was set up the class was just about over; all we had was ten minutes. Since 400 feet of film takes ten minutes to run through the camera ... that was the answer: Just start it and don't stop till it runs out. I had to get into the act to speed things up so, in a way, this film gives an insight into my directing techniques while under pressure.

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

George Kuchar

K. Y. Kapers (1977) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

KY stands for Kentucky ... where this film was shot. As a visiting artist at the University in Lexington, I involved a group of students in this improvised project. We shot it in five morning sessions from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. I did the photography, directing and story line. The story isn't really in a line as it loops, bends and stops throughout the 20-minute running time.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

George Kuchar

Wild Night In El Reno (1977) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, personal/diary/journal

This film documents a thunderstorm as it rages in full fury above a motel in May on the southern plains. There's sun, wind, clouds, rain and electrical pyrotechnics ... with perhaps a glimpse of a fleeting human figure. But only a glimpse.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Academic Still Life (Cezanne) (1977) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

As the title indicates this is a deliberately academic work, conceived in much the same way that a composer might make a 'study'. It is not about a Cezanne painting, but attempts to apply certain concepts related to the relativity of changing viewpoints in observation and recording. In much the same way as a Cezanne painting records within its image, the problem of stabilizing a perception and the way in which shifts in viewpoint modify the spatial experience, the film uses time lapse and time exposure to seek a filmic equivalent for this aesthetic. --M. L. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Malcolm LeGrice

Blackbird Descending (Tense Alignment) (1977) 16mm, color, 110 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Malcolm Le Grice, one of the leading avant-garde filmmakers in Britain, has made a feature length work which is (...) one of the most accessible films to come out of the experimental area of cinematic exploration in recent years. The secret of its appeal is that ot engages the viewer's curiosity and then challanges him to remember, really remember, exactly what he has seen and heard. It assumes that peoplec an have fun at the same time as they are absorbing an analysis of how time and space are constructed in the cinema. What we see is a simple domestic scene: A woman typing. Through the window a man prunes a tree and a woman hangs out different colored sheets. A phone rings. This scene is repeated again and again from different viewpoints and timepoints but always slightly altered. The film is not about Pirandelloesque but film reality, so Le Grice finally shows us the camera filming some of the scenes we have seen, even utilising split screens to unmask the unreality (and of course thereby creating yet another). Like poet Wallace Stevens, Le Grice gives us thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird with fresh eyes." --Ken Wlaschin, London Film Festival, 77.

Rental: $110.00
16mm Rental: $110.00

Howard Lester

Slide Show (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

SLIDE SHOW is an experimental documentary film about a young California couple and their community, presented in the context of a dramatic event happening at a gathering of friends to view a slide show. It is an effort to provide an entertaining, honest, thought-provoking experience for the audience by experimenting with ideas of concept, structure, contrast, narrative technique, audience involvement, and the mixture of real and fictional events. It is intended for small, rather than large, audiences. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Saul Levine

Charlatan (1977) super8mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, personal_diary_journal

Lying behind the Seer's Dance.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
Super8 Rental: $50.00

Babette Mangolte

Camera, The: Je or La Camera I (1977) 16mm, color, 88 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"The film is about the relations of vision and power arising from the act of producing images. The first section of THE CAMERA:JE is terrifying even though it is the most straightforwardly didactic part of the film. The spectator stares at photo models as they have their pictures taken and are given instructions about how to pose. The anxiety we see on the face and body of the model (mirroring our role as spectator) exemplifies this fear of not being held in our position of spectator. It is as if we were watching ourselves being photographed, as if the screen were watching photographing us." --Constance Penley

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Katrina Martin

Family Passion, A (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Structural

This is about my family. It's an idealized view, Arcadian, and a little silly. So the descent into hell that's implied by the title happens only in very sublimated forms. The structure is based on cycles: generations, seasons, day and night, the short eat/sleep cycles of my sister's new born babies, and the condensed and edited time of my new film. --K. M.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ross McLaren

Crash 'n' Burn (1977) 16mm, black and white, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

"Toronto's first punk rock club is the subject of this innovative document featuring performances by The Dead Boys, Teenage Head and the Diodes. The rock magazine CREEM praised the film for 'doing everything in its flickering power to self-destruct,' and commented that anyone who 'thought Canadians bored their beef to death ate a different delicatessen." --The Funnel Film Theatre Distribution Catalog.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jeff McLaughlin

Exposure (1977) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

J.J. Murphy

Movie Stills (1977) 16mm, black and white, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Original footage: Chuck Hudina. Assistance: Terry Williams. "The more recent MOVIE STILLS (1977) is a melancholy procession of frozen moments being born, ripening, beginning to die before our eyes. Murphy selected 16 frames from a found home movie, photogrpahed them with a polaroid camera, then filmed the three minutes it took each image to materialize. Because of the higher contrast caused by this rephotography, the pictures seem to be darkening past their prime just as Murphy cuts to the enxt. Every shot starts out white and there's a key element of suspense as one's retitnal afterimages compete with the emerging forms of the developing photo. After a while, the ghost of an anecdote -- a woman and two men mugging for the camera, an odd flirtation -- develops too. 'A photograph is a secret about a secret,' Diane Arbus once wrote. 'The more it tells you the less you know.' With its heightened sense of mortality, MOVIE STILLS invites the viewer to contemplate not only the fleeting gestures and expressions momentualized by the camera but the process by which our minds construct narratives or deduce character from them."--J. Hoberman, Village Voice.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Sheila Paige

Film on Street Harassment, A (1977) 16mm, HD Video Digital File, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Time: the 1970's. A multi-phase investigation of how women feel about verbal harassment by men.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 HD Video Digital File

Mike Quinn

El Kinko (1977) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Ross

Black Harmony, Hi-Fi (1977) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of a place in the context of being an outsider; a personal travelogue working to concentrate the perceived qualities of life, light, and the spirit of the island. The textural dynamics of sound and image were strongly considered in the editing process to crystallize my observation and experience while there.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rosalind Schneider

Jeff Film, The (1977) , min

Rental: $25.00

Steve Schuler

Five (1977) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Declarative Mode (1977) 16mm, color, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: now single screen only. Dedicated to Gerald O'Grady. This work was made possible by a Bicentennial Grant by the N.E.A. and the N.Y. State Council on the Arts. "This film, rather than being 'structural,' is 'narrative like.' We feel as if we are on some sort of journey, where we never know/predict what is to 'happen' next. It is engaging, like a novel full of surprises. The 'narrative' feeling is like a soap opera, which just keeps twisting and turning, with no apparent resolution intended (but there _is_ a closure on the purely formal level), as opposed to say _Miami Vice_ wherein the dramatic line moves towards and achieves a weekly resolution. This work prefigures a long series of 30 min. chapters in a 'Light Novel,' PASSARE, which I am presently working on (which could finally reach 40 hours in total length before I die). Aside from a recurrent red, white and blue phrase, there is no repetition in the film (repetition conventionally provides structural order)." - P.S. "With colors, therefore, in reciprocal relationships with each other within space and over time, Sharits creates new hues not actually present upon the film through their co-temporal blending and through after-image retention. It's a a complex phenomenon that yields sublime transitions across a spectral range, while the inner frame pulses with illusionistic movement as the hues change from warm to cool." - Anthony Bannon, _Buffalo Evening News_.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Guy Sherwin

Railings (1977) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Note: this film is for vertical projection, with the projector lying on its left-hand side.

"One of a series of films that investigates qualities of sound that can be generated directly from the image track. The images that you see are simultaneously scanned by the optical sound reader in the projector, which converts the into sound.

This particular film makes use of the aural effect of visual perspective; the steeper the perspective on the railings, the closer the intervals of black and white, and the higher the frequency of sound. I also wanted to find out what freeze frames and visual strobe would 'sound' like. Visual strobe is created both in the camera (camera shutter v. railings) and in the printer (printer shutter v. slipping frames)." -G.S.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Michael Siporin

Joking: No Laughing Matter (1977) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Ernie Steck

Japon (1977) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"An improved flicker film. Tight sight/sound sync, color gels."E.S.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

John R. Tyndall, Jr.

Lamb of God (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

"Combines scenic beauty with the tragic truth. Excellent portrayal of the passions of Christ, in exact accordance to the Scriptures. Entertaining, yet perfect for instructional purposes."-Kevin Collins

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $15.00

Steven Weisberg

Open Letter to the New York Times, An (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

"Pushing towards the frayed ends of nerves, into exhaustion and beyond the restraints of fear. Back to feeling again. Coming to life in a dying industrial town". S.W.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Greg Yaskot

Perry Street Scenes (1977) super8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"I go to the window, and am entertained with people passing by, all intent on different schemes." - James Boswell from his "London Journal"

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

Snowstorm (1977) Super8, color & b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, Landscape, Architecture

"New York City always looks so clean when it snows, especially the Desbrosses Street area, which is almost totally devoid of color and vegetation. The neighborhood seems to change, once a little snow falls, though life in the street goes on. I often wonder just what the handshake was all about."

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Greg Yaskot

Year In Connecticut, A (1977) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment nature, Family, Landscape, Architecture, personal_diary_journal

"A super-8 diary, shot between September '75 and April '76... I wanted to make a specific film of a specific time in my life, utilizing all the beautiful locations in the town where I grew up."

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Stephane Marti

La Cite des neuf portes (1977) DVD PAL, Color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, music

The mastery of Marti explodes in LA CITE DES NEUF PORTES, where this young filmmaker constructs a rigorous work, coherent while variegated, rhythmical like a concerto, with piani and andante. In this case, a concerto for masculine bodies, often in makeup or travesty and Super-8 camera. Generally editing the film in the camera at the moment of filming, and playing on the lightness of his equipment with quasi-caresses or filmic coruscations, Marti thus reveals himself to be one of the masters of Super-8. -Dominique Noguez

DVD PAL Sale: $62.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Terry Ellis

Field Film (1977/2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, found footage, structural

Description (Film Synopsis or Link to Synopsis): Filmed originally on Super 8mm in 1977 as 'Field- the Dutch Hostage Film'. Narrative played a supporting role to materiality and process (film as both object and subject). The film was transferred to digital video in 2007 and re-edited and given a soundtrack in 2015, thus becoming both a facsimile of the original and a new work. The soundtrack was pieced together from recordings made at the Roundhouse in London in 2009 during David Byrne's installation 'Playing the Building'.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $50 (individual)

Tobe Carey

A Small Self-Portrait (1977) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, personal/diary/journal

Experimenting with on-camera memoir. Facing the camera. I was going to be 35 years old...with my father's diagnosis of terminal cancer... in a reel to reel live on-camera set up with intercut video and super-eight film.

Rental: $35

Faith Hubley

Whither Weather (1977) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, music, spiritual & mystical

WHITHER WEATHER explores the interplay between Earth life and Earth climate. We see how weather affects food; how food, or lack of it, affects people, and how people, in turn, affect weather. We experience the current eco-catastrophe and wonder whether our tampering will result in a new ice age or in an equally dangerous global heating. Music by William Russo. Voice of Dizzy Gillespie. Harmonica Solo by John Sebastian.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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