Dominic Angerame

Film, A (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

An exploration of the phenomenon of constant change of Visual perception and the dynamic alteration of image perspective. The frame as a window whereby the viewer's conscienceness is both inside and outside. A graphic portrayal of the change of Chicago's seasons (from Fall to Winter) employing the technique of optical printing bi-pak. One foot black and white film was shot for ninety days consecutively and printed with color footage of close-ups of the same scene.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles Atlas

Roamin' I (1979) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

With outtakes from the filmdance LOCALE, by Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Gordon Ball

Birds Nest Soup (1979) 16mm, color, 4.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

In ancient China, an esteemed Gentleman's highest culinary honor was being served this most delicate soup; so it is hoped a similar honor will be felt by the viewer when his aerial subject is presented.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Enthusiasm (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

It began with 'ENTHUSIASM'. I first leaned of Gordon ball at the 1979 Atlanta Independent Film Festival when, along with 400 other festival goers, I watched an utterly earnest, painful, and serious film called ENTHUSIASM sandwiched in a program, of likable festival fare. for the 14 long minutes that ENTHUSIASM claimed the screen, a roomful of unprepared viewers was confronted with a filmmakers account of his mothers death following a prolonged illness with Alzheimer's Disease, a form of premature senility. Ball's detailed narrative, recited in a voice struggling to maintain composure, accompanied the generally random series of snapshots and posed photographs of his mother, interspersed with passages of colored leader and flares which constituted the visual body of the film. Later, at the close of the festival, after five nights of immersion in film and video, ENTHUSIASM was still with me... going over these images is a universal experience. They are pictures that record the fairest moments as reflected in the face one wears in the front of a camera. They preserve the memory of a time which existed before we children came. In them the subject, even with age, is always alive. Ball's story, replete with the mundane, un-talked of details of illness, forms the dark aspect of those fair, eternal moments-the face we instinctively turn away from the camera's eye. ENTHUSIASM'S drama, takes the shape of the tension between picture and word, between the memory we cherish and the one we would often rather deny or forget. -- Linda Dubler, Art Papers ENTHUSIASM presents unique family image in brown, black, and white, and color photos collecting an older generations poignant enthusiasm romances marriages socials graces and native myths. Narrated in flashbacks from his parents graves intermixed with chronological soundtrack account of their buried histories, awkward hones and raw-voiced, hesitant and sincere, whereby Gordon Ball makes you cry for life itself. -- Allen Ginsberg

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Scott Bartlett

Heavy Metal (1979) 16mm, color, 13.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: History

Employing elaborate optical techniques, HEAVY METAL is an instant audio-visual trip back to 1929. A collage of gangsters shoot it out to the tunes of Earl Hines and Tiny Parham, while the molls mug through their reaction shots. In the end, the film destroys itself.

Rental: $30.00
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Alan Baxter

Ace in the Hole (1979) 16mm, color, 18.25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Based on one of the Olinger short stories of the same name by John Updike, ACE IN THE HOLE is a psychological study of Fred 'Ace' Anderson, an ex-champion high school basketball player, who is now no longer in the spotlight and who instead has to accept the ordinary responsibilities of manhood and married life. The film begins by showing Ace driving home from the second job he has just been fired from. As he speeds along his own high school grounds and as he visits his mother, flashbacks of Ace's golden school days dart through his mind. The movie then follows him home, where he has to confront his wife Evey with his failure for the day. This film is a period piece, since it takes place around 1962, and shows the music and dress of the 50's era. Since this is one of the earliest published works by Updike, one can surmise that Ace is the prototype of Updike's character Rabbit Angstrom, the ex-champion basketball player of Rabbit Run and Rabbit Redux

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Tom Bessoir

Microfilm (1979) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

The concept of putting microfilm in a movie projector. The quantity of the interval determines the pressure of the tension. -- Eisenstein A bombardment of information. -- T. B. "... proves that brevity is indeed the soul of wit." -- Marshall Fine Rochester Times Union, May 2, 1985

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

@ (1979) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

The first film of mine which is so very much there where it's at THAT it deserves a visual symbol as title and no further explanation from me

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Creation (1979) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

... almost like the Earth itself--the green ice covered rocks, the slicing feeling, the compressive feeling of the glaciers. The whole time I was watching I kept thinking that you were a master of the north, the arctic landscape--the red flowers in the dusky light, the deep blue light, the tall trees with running mists, and Jane looking... The ice, the water, the moss, the golden light. A visual symphony... -- Hollis Melton

Rental: $65.00
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Stan Brakhage

"I" (1979) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This begins a new series of films which would ordinarily be called abstract, non-objective, nonrepresentational, etc. I cannot tolerate these terms and, in fact, had to struggle against all such historical concepts to proceed with my work. Midst creative processes, the sound 'imagnostic' kept ringing in my ears. It seems to be an enjambment of Latin and Greek; but Charlton T. Lewis' Elementary Latin Dictionary gives me (via Guy Davenport) image... Sanskrit -- AIC -- 'like,' GNOSIS knowledge, GNOSTIC AGNOSCO = to recognize/to know and the happier IMAGINOSUS full of fancies/fantasies. illustrated by Catullus' singular use (perhaps creation of the term?) in the line His mind solidly filled with fancies of a girl. Even though exhausted by this etymological purist, and despite my prejudice against taking on foreign airs of tongue, Imagnostic keeps singing in my head and escaping my lips in conversation. I'm not sure if this work is titled I for Imagnostic, or "I" as designating first person singular or Roman Numeral One.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

"II" (1979) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Now that "II" has been completed, on would suppose that the above film "I" is "one"... unless, of course, this film's spoken title is "aye-aye" or een, perhaps, slyly referring to the two "eyes" which made it, as distinct from the singularity of vision which flattens space in the making of its predecessor.

Rental: $35.00
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Stan Brakhage

Sincerity: Reel 4 (1979) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

This, the sixth film of the SINCERITY/ DUPLICITY series, seems rooted in the earliest tradition of my work, Psycho-Drama, as well as in the most recent, Imagnostic directions taken. It is remembrance as thought fashions it in lonely hotel rooms, sincere return of the mind to that which is loved, ephemeral faces of children growing older, familiar objects interwoven with easy alien familiarity, the images of strangers in UNeasy identification, sexual posture and the lure of The Beloved as irreducible image.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Bill Brand

Split Decision (1979) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

This film is a dramatic narrative that illustrates, in soap opera fashion, life in Lower Manhattan and at the same time dramatizes some questions about the nature of filmic representation. Split decision is a boxing term used when the judges declare one fighter to be the winner by non-unanimous vote. In this case the fight is between the two heroes of the film who are seen intermittently in a bar, negotiating a pick-up, and at home, breaking up a domestic quarrel. The fight is also in the telling, between modes of conventional representation and modes of radical representation. That is in the seeing-between recognizing a straight image which uses conventional continuity editing, and an image abstracted by computer grids and interrupted, intermingled temporal flow.

Rental: $30.00
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Louis Brigante

Assemblage (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A group of eight collage films, using various clips from television commercials, educational documentaries and other sundry sources. (1) Birth; (2) Wake up; (3) Come Alive; (4) Video Breakup; (5) Sorry, Wrong Number; (6) Ways of a Witch; (7) Board Meeting; (8) Turn of the West -- A Western.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50

Noll Brinckmann

West Village Meat Market, The (1979) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

... was made as a documentation of a New York neighborhood, but combines the documentary mode with the metaphorical. Depicting empty as well as busy locations, garbage as well as meat, the love making of pigeons as well as the movement of trucks, it tries to evoke an irrelevant chronology of life. It is also a film about filmmaking. It explores the differences of fixed camera and camera movement, stationary and moving objects, black and white and color. By setting up formal oppositions, it focuses on some of the textural and spatial possibilities inherent in cinema -- such as the contrast between dark cavities and flat surfaces, mist or smoke and solid silhouettes, running water and rolling wheels.

Rental: $30.00
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James Broughton

Hermes Bird (1979) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"This is the secret that will not stay hidden/this secret that is no secret / Here is the wonder of the god in man / Here is the dangling flower of Eros." So begins the poetry sequence on the soundtrack of this very intimate film. HERMES BIRD is a celebration and an apotheosis of the masculine miracle: the transformative powers of the phallus, revealed as a phenomenon of glowing beauty and wonder. Because the film occurs in extreme slow motion one has the opportunity to witness for the first time in cinema the delicate pulsations and tremors and changes of the penis as it grows erect, until at last, reaching outward and upward, it takes flight toward its climax. The filmmaker-poet has written a group of lyrical poems for the sound of the film. They are spoken by the poet, and they sing praises for the radiant masculine mystery of the "sacred firebird," the "holy acrobat shaped for surprise" which is every man's pride and, hopefully, his joy.

Rental: $30.00
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Jacob Burckhardt

Unforgotten Tomb, The (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, "The Cask of Amontillado," with Jose Rafael Arango and Richard Brintzenhofe. The carnival is a party on the Lower East Side of New York, the crypts are the cavernous basements of Brooklyn.

Rental: $30.00
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Jacob Burckhardt

Wrong Way (1979) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A film about a future dinosaur, a species that might be headed for extinction, even though it seems to be thriving now. Not the human race, which in spite of everything may continue to suffer for many years, but the automobile. The filmmaker was fortunate enough to reside at the meeting of two great expressways and a tunnel, and from his roof and kitchen window was able to observe closely these machines in their natural habitat (55 miles per hour). It is also a film about visual effects, the camera lens and the human eye, and the difference between the things that they both see.

Rental: $40.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Mobile Homes (1979) 16mm, color, 31.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

"The movie opens with a banana still-life vignette seen ripening through time-lapse photography for several days on a rooftop. The energy-charged New York Marathon follows, suggesting the rush of locations and pace about to unfold. The sense of traveling is persistent, we are taken from the marathon in New York, to breakfast in Maine, back to busy city streets, to the Grand Canyon, sky, the dancer Dana Reitz working out in the woods, poets posing, and the journey goes on. There is hardly a breather. Lines of David Shapiro's poem 'When a Man loves a Woman' are printed occasionally across the screen In one segment we hear Alice Notley read her poem 'A Woman comes into the Room.' Essentially a collage of images and sound, the precise order of events is unimportant. Overlays of time, season and location become fulfilling and cumulative experience, the particular sequences like cuts on a diamond." -- Joe Giordano

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Gail Camhi

Evening At Home, An (1979) 16mm, black and white, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Music

A musical. This is a portrait of my father in three vignettes of his own fabrication. "... a black and white sound 'musical' featuring Camhi's father in three charmingly modest vaudeville turns, performed in his own living room... Using Pere Camhi and an Al Jolson anthem and campy foxtrot (among other things), this laid-back effort succeeds in capturing... euphoria... by following the 'realist' tactic of letting personality triumph over form." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, VILLAGE VOICE

Rental: $40.00
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Doris Chase

Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe, The (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Structural

A solo performance by choreographer/dancer Gay DeLange structured on a theme developed specifically for DANCE FOR TELEVISION. There are five variations: (1) Theme, 9-1/2 min. The choreographic statement in total, with added oscilloscope reading of the music. (2) Divide, 4 min. The theme is varied by a trio-effect achieved through mat-key and outline generator accompanying the dancer. (3) Space, 4 min. Lighting and reversed-polarity of the dancer's image creates a marked difference from Divide. (4) Tide, 5-1/4 min. Again a restatement of the theme basically changed by feedback. (5) Change, 5-1/4 min. An outline generated duet-form of the theme is combined with the oscilloscope-reading of the musical score to provide an exciting climax. Music by George Wilson and William Gracey, Jr.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Abigail Child

Ornamentals (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Dance, Music

This film was crucial to my understanding of composition, to my desire for an encyclopedic construction (the world "out" there), and reaffirmed my allegiance to rhythm, the rhythm of body-nerve-mind. "Juxtapositions of light made this dream consumed image between the penny arcades & mirrors reflecting masturbating naked brain of magnetized nitrous screens crackling is like pulp beside dummy circumstance." - Bruce Andrews, Jimmy and Lucy's House of K "THE RHYTHM!!!! the rhythm, like jazz, comes out of & returns to the BODY (the animal nature of film!, illustrated by the organic reticulation patterns of the self-processed segments): the 'meanings' of the shots (constantly undermined thru highly intentional overload): ... all films are 'different EVERY viewing' but this one more specifically so: colorfully constructed along lines of color: associative values emerge as if by chance, like memory, fleeting but there, reemerging altered: all films different every viewing but this one more intentionally so: takes several screenings to even know where it begins ...." -- Henry Hills, Cinemanews

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Chomont

Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head (1979) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Spiritual / Mystical

Minor Revisions- "I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the US Army and after the birth of his second daughter)".

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Tom Chomont

Minor Revisions (1979) 16mm, color, 13.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"I intended to make a film about food and spiritual nourishment, but this was punctuated by two visits from a friend (upon entering the us army and the birth of his daughter)..."

Rental: $35.00
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Dirk De Bruyn

Feyers (1979) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

"I was looking for textures and shapes that one encounters when closing one's eyes. The fire has been supplanted by the television for staring into during the evening. The film works with a similar trance-like state and invites the viewer to build personal imagery from the film's shapes."--Program Notes, MOMA, January 1986.

Rental: $40.00
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Byron De Ford

Alhambra (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A rare sight of the famous moorish palace to the music of Ernesto Raabe and Hebe Grandoso. --B. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Vivienne Dick

Beauty Becomes the Beast (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 41 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Lydia Lunch is the protagonist of Beauty Becomes The Beast, where she appears alternately as a five-year-old child and a tough teenager. Dick's densest and most associative film, Beauty Becomes The Beast is a virtual catalogue of female media images, ranging from Patty Hearst to 'I Love Lucy.' Switching scenes and modes like a bored TV watcher idly spinning the dial, the film depicts a world of women where mother and daughter are reciprocal roles in an ongoing chain of victimization.... Extremely effective, [this super 8 film] derives its considerable power mainly from the graphic regression of Lunch's persona and from an undercurrent of sexual rage that courses throughout." (J. Hoberman, October)

Gary Doberman

Fur of This Animal, The (1979) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Wanted to drop you a quick note to congratulate you on THE FUR OF THIS ANIMAL. Saw it recently ... and was very impressed and interested - made me want to see it a few more times. ... But your film, even though I see it operating through composition (pictorial plus time-based) did get me on the edge of my seat - the image quality throughout was really rather extraordinary. In addition, the film just seemed somehow more serious, which is I guess a matter of a kind of depth and subtlety. So anyhow, you kind of won me over to where my prejudices just melted away." -- Fred Worden

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Bruce Elder

Art of Worldly Wisdom, The (1979) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater

Composition from journals kept 1976-1978. Moving Kodak snapshots taken during travels abroad and while at work back home; random glimpses of sites seen and persons visited, fragments of afternoon reveries and night dream visions with garrulous non-stop description of education -- in family, at school, while ill -- trying to make sense of it all. "The dark wood encountered in the middle of life's journey." -- Dante This is the composition of material from my ongoing film diaries.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Ed Emshwiller

Sunstone (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A film version of computer animation done using a digital paint program at New York Institute of Technology. Originally released as a videotape.

Rental: $30.00
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Bob Fleischner

Lady Louise (1979) 16mm, color, 9.25 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A meeting between a girl with magical powers and a seaman who is attracted by her, and the sea as well. A return to narrative form of filmmaking, with Camille Foss and Myron Adams as the girl and the seaman. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
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Hollis Frampton

Gloria! (1979) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, Family, history, personal

"In GLORIA! Frampton juxtaposes nineteenth-century concerns with contemporary forms through the interfacing of a work of early cinema with a videographic display of textual material. These two formal components (the film and the texts) in turn relate to a nineteenth-century figure, Frampton's maternal grandmother, and to a twentieth-century one, her grandson (filmmaker Frampton himself). In attempting to recapture their relationship, GLORIA! becomes a somewhat comic, often touching meditation on death, on memory and on the power of image, music and text to resurrect the past."--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $45.00
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Hollis Frampton

More Than Meets The Eye (1979) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"...Frampton travels to the purported birthplace of the Eisensteinian model of cinema, the fairground, with its 'montage of attractions'...ambulating wide-angled portrait of the fair, its throng of participants, its array of attractions (Belgian Waffles, Walk Away Sundaes, Flying Bobs, the Toboggan, a Hall of Health). Interpolated within this walking tour are nine optically reversed textual passages which are briefly flashed on-screen, framed by a repeated image of a ride appropriately known as 'The Scrambler.'"--Bruce Jenkins

Rental: $30.00
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Dave Gearey

Gulls Don't Fly On Light (1979) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Gulls usually don't fly in movie theaters, but in this case ....

Rental: $20.00
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Myrel Glick

Sentiment (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

SENTIMENT was made as an homage to my mother who died in 1964. It is composed of footage of myself and my mother recorded between 1950-52. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Bette Gordon

Exchanges (1979) 16mm, color, 14.75 min

Genre: Experimental

EXCHANGES investigates mechanisms by which meaning is produced in film, through the interaction of the process of construction of a text and the social context which determines and is represented by that text. The film deconstructs the relationship between image and work, visual codes and language, memory and experience. EXCHANGES also raises the question of female sexuality in attempting to represent women as sexual beings outside the positions assigned to them by male power and fantasy. The elliptical printing-editing style of EXCHANGES confronts the problem of the imaging of the body, by posing a kind of striptease of cinema. The exchange of clothes between two women is seen as a performance, without the illusion of personal interaction as a mediator. The film's construction attempts to reposition the erotic elements: the technology employed becomes more seductive than the actual image of stripping, displacing the striptease rather than serving it invisibly, thus establishing a tension between the image of the women and the sensuality of the filmic process.

Rental: $45.00
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George Griffin

Lineage (1979) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

LINEAGE traces a circuitous thread through synthetic times and spaces to recover a lost age in innocence, when photography and magic tricks merged into 'movies'. The agent in this investigation is a square man who appears as a line drawing on an artist's table, as a paper-thin puppet in a vaguely Deco set, and as a 'real' man in the street though not, as logic would seen to dictate, in that particular order. In fact, logic is constructed in LINEAGE only to be parodied. As an antidote to the accepted avant-garde practice of artistic patricide the film searches for and ultimately confirms its own heritage. The traditions established by Melies, Cohl, Fleischer, Richter, and Fischinger are invoked through a series of visual and verbal essays, self-mocking introspections, and fictional oral histories.--G. G. "This seminal work brilliantly proves that animation--far from being cinema's stepchild--is actually one of its glories. Griffin offers the most explicit philosophical confrontation on film--though dressed in amiguity and irony--of basic issues of ceontemporary art: illusionsm, formalism, reflexivity, the narrative, the time-space continuum, causality, contradiction. This heavy agenda, however, is triumphantly overcome by playfulness: anti-didactic at its core, delicately balancing reason and emotion, the work exudes anti-authoritarianism by its refusal to provide neat solutions, dazzling us instead witrh delicious, infinite contradictions involving voice and image, self and other, drawings an photography, reality and illusion, past and present, space ant time. To top it all, while purporting to 'reveal' the processes and secrets of animation, its nature and aesthetics, this jesting philosopher/magician actually entanagles us more firmly into the web of its mysterious powers. 'I trace my line to find who I am.' It's good to be along on the journey."--Amos Vogel, Film Comment.

Rental: $40.00
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Walter Gutman

Circus Girls/It Happened In Sarasota, Kay Rosaire And Her Lions (1979) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $150.00

Walter Gutman

Sappho (1979) 16mm, color, 44.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

[The film] is a simply told biography of Sappho, centered on her poetry but extending beyond her life to the legend which expanded for centuries, making her one of the most remembered names of Western Civilization. For those who are curious about Sappho, I think this will be a revealing film -- also for those who are curious about history and can sense that history is our womb -- certainly the history of the Greeks -- or really the Hellenes -- for their history was not exclusively or even mainly attached to the area we now call Greece -- the film should prove worthwhile.

Rental: $89.00
16mm Rental: $89.00

Howard Guttenplan

European Diary '78 (1979) 16mm, color, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abbie Herrick

Mugging (1979) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

N.B. MUGGING is available free when two or more Abbie Herrick films are rented. A comic 'documentary' of a different kind of mugger. --A. H.

Henry Hills

North Beach 2 (1979) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

A re-edited version of NORTH BEACH; more frenetic, more out there, more '80s. "It is interesting to note that this tendency toward design, so prominent in '70s filmmakers like Hills, currently have connotations of hard-mindedness, rigorousness and even asceticism, whereas in other times such a preoccupation with pattern would more often than not be associated with mere decoration, hedonism, frivolousness and irrationalism." -- Noel Carroll, The Soho Weekly News

Rental: $4000
16mm Rental: $40.00

Bill Howe

MYO (1979) 16mm, color, 7.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A Taoist mobius strip. --B. H.

Rental: $20.00
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Nora Jacobson

Fin In A Leaden Waste (1979) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"The network of activity in the expanse above Chicago, and our heads."--N.J.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Nora Jacobson

Practice Your Music, Socrates! (1979) 16mm, color, 27.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"Performers and audience in the city theater."--N.J.

Rental: $30.00
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Jim Jennings

Dispatch (1979) 16mm, black and white, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Overlapping schedules as harmonies collide.

Rental: $20.00
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Jim Jennings

Counterpane (1979) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Sky shape cut outs patterned by building frames.

Rental: $20.00
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M. Henry Jones

Soul City (1979) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

In Henry Jones' words, this film is intended to, "Visually counterpoint the music of a subculture." Punk rock group FLESHTONES perform the song "Soul City," as tiny black & white cut-out figures, (with hand-tinted flesh tones), against a flickering background of brilliant color. In SOUL CITY, Jones 'recycled' the same basic movements of his subjects by reconstructing totally new motions from the same severely limited amount of footage. This was done through alteration of perspective, and reversal of selected movements at varying intervals. The number of movements a subject can make, artificially created from a few basics, becomes almost limitless once an understanding of what motivates activity in that subject from the beginning is achieved." --from Bikini Girl Magazine, January, 1979)

Rental: $20.00
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Larry Jordan

Moonlight Sonata (1979) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

Animated to the rhythms of Eric Satie's Gnossienne V. The moon and moonlight are the guiding lights of this visual interpretation, and I have kept the backgrounds in soft greens and blues. Only the cosmic tumbler, whose enigma is emphasized by his red color, breaks this pattern. Satie's music simplified and refined the imagery, made it the celestial circus I have always dreamed of. SONATA begins a new phase in my animation. I am finally getting in touch with the real poetry possible here. All works of art seem to come ready-made with their own sets of rules. And in this film only very simple movements were permitted.

Rental: $20.00
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Marjorie Keller

Ancient Parts/Foreign Parts (1979) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

The first two in a series of in-camera edited films. ANCIENT PARTS portrays the symbolic differentiation and mock conquest of a boy and his mother. ... I watched the boy play Narcissus and Oedipus in three minutes. The small camera, the fact that we had all lived together for so long (during the shooting of MISCONCEPTION), the rich golden grain of the film all provide the privilege of intimacy. FOREIGN PARTS portrays the poetics of family life in an unfamiliar context. FOREIGN PARTS is a single camera roll. Many people go home to foreign parts: a few familiar faces in a strange landscape. In such circumstances the ordinary is the most precious, given a slight shift of being in its new context. All we can glean from the experiences are a few new memories built on old images. Using a camera at such times is refined work; raw intuition works better than careful planning.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Six Windows (1979) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Psychology & Mental Health

A pan and a dissolve make a window of a wall on film. A portrait of the filmmaker in a luminous space, synthetically rendered via positive and negative overlays. ... I lived in some rooms by the sea and watched the inside and the view as well as the window panes that divided and joined them. I was often lost in thought. The birds would come and make a racket, reminding me I shared that space and sky with them. The film is a moody record of that place and my peace of mind.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tim Kennedy

Negative Capability (1979) 16mm, black and white, 11.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"'All I got of this one' not well beyond any good, restraint is form, stopping short of senselessness, stutter-step before clicking off, meaning to have spoken, the pure light streaming out of the mouth or who knows where, gagging in time before getting ridiculous." --Robert Kocik, "10 Years of Living cinema" catalog

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Ken Kobland

Near and Far/Now and Then (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A two-part film, one part unedited camera footage of a late Autumn to Winter woods, and the other a highly manipulated blue-screen re-photography process. Each part mimics the action of the other. Each is involved with a background-foreground, motion-to-still image juxtaposition: with the whole to the part, the arrested moment to the one just gone, the nostalgia of space and time. --K. K.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

James Krell

(Kozo Okamoto's Quote) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Kuchar

Blips (1979) 16mm, black and white, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

An enigmatic movie that's like an enigmatic enema.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

George Kuchar

Prescrition in Blue (1979) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Yes, the title is mispelled or misspelled (whatever the correct spelling is) but you'll agree, after witnessing this film, that it really doesn't matter. It's a class production and was made with students under training from me at the San Franscisco Art Institute. --G. K.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Owen Land

On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed? (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

"ON THE MARRIAGE BROKER JOKE ... turns upon an opposition of Freudian analysis and Christian hermeneutics .... Two pandas, who exist only because of a textual error, run a shell game for the viewer in an environment with false perspectives. They posit the existence of various films and characters, one of which is interpreted by an academic as containing religious symbolism. Sigmund Freud's own explanation is given by a sleeper awakened by an alarm clock." -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $54.00
16mm Rental: $54.00

Dave Lee

Gunapipi Quartet, The (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Four abstracts that may have been inspired by the spirit of Arnhem Land's geomancy. I'll trade you a print of QUARTET for air-fare to Ayher's Rock. --D. L.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Dave Lee

Sacramental Shadow (Part 3 Balinese Trilogy) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

History of dance buffs, please note: SACRAMENTAL SHADOW includes many shots of Edward Caton as ballet instructor and performer. Caton's 'story' also appears throughout the film. --D. L.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dave Lee

Shadow's Track (Part 2 Balinese Trilogy) (1979) 16mm, black and white, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

My good friend Mr. E had to walk out. Was Rangda ringing too many changes for even this fearless dreamer? My only rock 'n roll film. --D. L. "I want to see, er, hear it again." --Mr. E.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Levine

In the Eye of the Child (1979) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

"I feel a particular excitement while viewing this film. It seems to be a way into the workings of the memory banks of the mind as well as an opening of a person's heart. The film suggests itself as an aesthetic of memory." --Ken Ross, "In the Eye of the Child," Downtown Review, Winter, 1980

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Rose Lowder

Champ Provencal (1979) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The film presents in succession from a single viewpoint a frame-by-frame construction of a peach orchard with pink blossoms (April 1), green leaves (April 16) and red-yellow peaches (June 24). Although the filming procedure is similar to RUE DES TEINTURIERS, choices pertaining to the organization of the material in relation to the characteristics of the location define the specificity of CHAMP PROVENÇAL.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Coulerurs Mecanigues (1979) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

This film presents, in the order they were filmed, six different viewpoints of a merry-go-round. In each case the focus is adjusted so as to select, isolate and inscribe parts of the filmed scene onto the film strip in a way that allows elements of color in movement to be recombined in a particular manner during the projection of the film. COULEURS MÉCANIQUES shares similar concerns to those found in ROULEMENT, ROUERIE, AUBAGE.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rose Lowder

Parcelle (1979) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

The French term parcelle refers to a fragment, particle or bit. Composed frame by frame in the camera, the film rests upon the alternate appearance and variable duration of tiny colored squares and circles placed on a black background and inserted in series between plain white or colored images. Although the film may appear conventional on a technical level, conceptually this is not the case given that the work is based on situations where the sense of perception processes images in various time lengths according to the characteristics viewed.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere (dual-projection version) (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Dual-projection version. For superimposed dual-projection.

In this film procedures similar to those used in the two previously mentioned works are developed in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th Century duck pond), poetic measures pertaining to rhythm taken from literary rhetorics are introduced as part of the organizational orientation. Thus the film rests on a visual transposition of a 'pantoun,' a verse form which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continously in a precise manner. --R. L.

Instructions: 1) Line up two projectors (preferably of nearly equal light intensity) to project their two rectangles exactly superimposed; 2) Place the two reels on the projectors, focus one and then the other; 3) Put the reels in sync with each other (a frame with "FINISH" on it, a few frames before the first picture can serve as sync mark); 4) To run start both projectors SIMULTANEOUSLY; 5) The projectors will run out of sync normally, this does not matter at all. The person projecting can, however, (but only if they wish to) if they have projectors allowing speed variations, try to "keep them in sync": he or she won't succeed, but the mere efforts can be interesting.
*Note: rental includes one green/blue print, and one red/yellow print.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Rose Lowder

Rue Des Teinturiers (1979) 16mm, color, 31.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Recorded frame by frame in the camera, the focus of each frame is adjusted so that certain graphic features of items in the street that gives its name to the film are extracted and inscribed onto the film strip in a way which allows their characteristics to be seen, when projected in succession on the screen, as parts of a spatiotemporal image stretching from a position on a balcony over a canalized river to the road. The film is composed of twelve two-and-three-quarter minute reels, each of which was filmed on a different day throughout a six-month period. No editing was undertaken other than joining the reels together. This was done in a slightly non-chronological order so as to avoid accentuating anecdotal aspects of the scene.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Babette Mangolte

There? Where? (1979) 16mm, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

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

A naive look at southern California by an outsider, and/or an essay on displacement through the disjunction of southern Californian images and off screen voices. Where is the location of these voices, here or there? Are these images near or far in relation to the voices? Are the voices commenting on the images or vice versa. --B. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Katrina Martin

Kacho (Flowers and Birds) (1979) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Here, the bird is right smack in the center of the image. I'd like to get closer, to fill the frame and play with its edges, but I can't so there it is, in the center. I'd like to move around, do some tricks with my camera, but I'm too fascinated with these magnificent birds to do anything but stare. I can't gain the distance to abstract, I'm held by these birds. I'm on vacation with Bill's family and I follow them, bird watching. With two generations of ornithologists in the clan, they're birds from way back, and this movie is about them. I set off into metaphor, appropriating what the place we were visiting was loaded with--flowers and birds--as symbols: obvious, time-worn, and easy at hand. The film I brought home turned out to be a lullaby. Kacho is Japanese for flowers and birds as a motif in art. The artist sublimates emotion to express it through images from nature. such use of imagery is one route to abstraction in film. --K. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

We Hope You Enjoy This Film (1979) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a good example of 'wrong' picture/sound juxtapositions. Uncanny collisions and combinations of sound and picture make this film one of my favorite films that I have made. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

Paradise Not Yet Lost (a/k/a Oona's Third Year) (1979) 16mm, color, 96.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Filmed in 1977, edited in 1979. These reels of my film diaries contain the film 'notes' taken during the calendar year 1977, arranged chronologically. The film is divided into six parts. The first part takes place in New York. We see a lot of home life and the city. We see a lot of our daughter Oona whose third year of life this is. Some other subjects: Peter's Concert (Peter Kubelka); A visit to Marie Deren (Maya's mother); St. Patrick's Parade; Spring in Central Park; etc. The second, very brief part, takes place in Sweden, visiting Anna Lena Wibom. The third part takes place in Lithuania. Myself, my wife Hollis, and our 2-1/2 year old daughter oona visit my mother on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Oona meets her young cousins, we drink home made beer, we walk through the woods, gather mushrooms and wild strawberries, we fool around. The fourth part is Austria, visiting Peter Kubelka and Hermann Nitsch in Prinzendorf. We taste Hermann's wine, we talk to Peter's donkeys, we visit Pater Nicolaus in Kremsmuenster, and then we go to Italy, with Peter, in pursuit of Michelangelo's wine, Canaiola. The sixth part is back in New York; a visit to Willard Van Dyke, upstate; Oona's third birthday; a fire on Broome Street; more home scenes; the beginning of winter storms. It's a diary film but also it is a meditation on the theme of Paradise. It is a letter to Oona; to serve her, some day, as a distant reminder of how the world around her looked during the third year of her life - a period of which there will be only tiny fragments left in her memory - and to provide her with a romantic's guide to the essential values of life - in a world of artificiality, commercialism, and bodily and spiritual poison." -- J.M.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Markar Melkonian

Lipanan: Our Country, Our Struggle (1979) 16mm, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

"Filmed on location in war-torn Beirut, this straightforward, partisan documentary is an indictment of right-wing terrorism against the Armenian ethnic community in Lebanon, and a rallying target audience is primary-students, the presentation is conceptually very simple. The film cannot compete in technical finish with slicker and enormously better-financed productions which present an opposing view of the conflict in Lebanon. Nevertheless, the filmmaker's perspective and prescriptive message have been vindicated by events which have taken place in the years since its first release." -- M.M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

Science Fiction (1979) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A recycled film that playfully explores the space-time continuum as it applies to narrative structure. "J. J. Murphy's SCIENCE FICTION, a dazzling five-minute experimental fantasy that at first appears to be a 1950s travelog gone awry, features technical trickery that will impress and bewilder filmgoers and filmmakers." -- Max J. Alvarez, Milwaukee Journal "The second night's surprise was J. J. Murphy's wonderful SCIENCE FICTION. Made from a high school-level film on the effects of relativity, it was Murphy's insight to manipulate the footage and to add a moment here, delete a moment there." -- Raymond Foery, Downtown Review Awards: First Prize, Great Lakes Film Festival, 1980; NY Filmmakers' Exposition (tour), 1981; Ann Arbor Film Festival (tour), 1981.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Werner Nekes

Hurrycan (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 80.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Hurrycan has nothing to do with whirlwinds, although in this Nekes film the pictures journey across the screen, excitedly, spasmodically and flickering. The title weds the element of haste with the notion of a film can. Which in this case turns out to be something of a Pandora's Box and contains expectations for a new way of seeing. A computerized shutter system that Nekes had built now precisely controls the complicated interlocking of agitated images. The unexposed film runs through the camera several times in succession. According to a predetermined plan, only specific frames, so called 'Kinefelder' (at least two of them are needed to attain visual motion) are exposed. What has been filmed appears to be 'normal' enough on screen. Yet it seems segmented, somehow new and assembled in a strange fascinating way. Nekes works with film images like a composer with polyphonic structures. The motif appears in many variations. diversely super-imposed. conducted contrapuntually and in unison. Nekes calls this prinicple 'polyvisual'. Art historians are familiar with such modes of perception since cubism, which operated with simultaneous views of one and the same object."

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Tom Patrick

Apocalypse (1979) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

"A clash of contrasting elements, APOCALYPSE is a surreal experimental work in which the logical civilized side of humanity is represented by sharp, angular images of victorian architecture... while the darker, dangerous side of human society is represented by dream-like video images of war and disease and death, Like opposing electrical poles brought forcefully together, these two forces create violent and often spectacular reactions." T.P.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Robert Rayher

Palimpsest I/Palimpsest II (1979) 16mm, Super 8, color & b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A pure celluloid sculpture: a re-prepared surface. R.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Still Motion (1979) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Wood into stone before my very eyes. Fenceposts house the forested winter sun." R.R.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ken Ross

Blessed in Exile (1979) 16mm, color, 13.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Seeking the dynamics of two seemingly disparate cultures (Hassidic Jews, Jamaican Baptists) and unifying them through a textural image and sound weave. A powerful, emotional quality is apparetn in the religiosity, ritual

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rob Sabal

Eye/Flower (1979) 16mm, color, 3.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rob Sabal

Flotation Rinse (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Guy Sherwin

3 Sound Films: 1) At The Academy 2) Night Train 3) Cycles (1979) , min

3 SOUND FILMS 1) AT THE ACADEMY -- Academy Leader reworked on a contact printer. 2) NIGTH TRAIN -- A train journey at night reduced to 2 minutes. Streaks of light converted into sound. 3) Cycles I RHYTHEMS OF LIGHT AND SOUND ABOVE AND BELOW THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION AND SOUND THRESHOLDS.

Rental: $36.00

Harry Smith

Mirror Animations (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"If, (as many suppose), the unseen world is the real world and the world of our senses but the transient symbols of the eternal unseen, ad limiting ourselves to the aesthetic experience's well-known predilection for the eyes and ears, we could logically propose that any one projection of a film is variant from any other. This is particularly true of MIRROR ANIMATIONS. Although studies for this film were made in the early 1960s, the non-existence of suitable printing equipment until recently, my inability to locate the original camera footage until 1979, and particularity, the lack of an audience ready to evaluate L. Wittgenstein's "Ethics and Aesthetics Are One and the Same", in the light of H.C. Agrippa's earlier, "there is no form of madness more dangerous than that arrived at by rational means' have all contributed to delaying until now the availability of a print in the full mirror-reverse from originally envisioned. I hope you like it." - Harry Smith

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Chick Strand

Cartoon le Mousse (1979) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"Chick Strand is a prolific and prodigiously gifted film artist who seems to break new ground with each new work. Her recent "found footage" works such as CARTOON LE MOUSSE, are extraordinarily beautiful, moving, visionary pieces that push this genre into previously unexplored territory. If poetry is the art of making evocative connections between otherwise dissimilar phenomena, then Chick Strand is a great poet, for these films transcend their material to create a surreal and sublime universe beyond reason." -- Gene Youngblood

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Chick Strand

Fever Dream (1979) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A wet hot dream about sensuality.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Krystallnacht (1979) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

Dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Chick Strand

Loose Ends (1979) 16mm, black and white, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

LOOSE ENDS is a collage film about the process of internalizing the information that bombards us through a combination of personal experience and media in all forms. Speeding through our senses in ever-increasing numbers and complicated mixtures of fantasy, dream and reality from both outside and in, these fragmented images of life, sometimes shared by all, sometimes isolated and obscure, but with common threads, lead us to a state of psychological entropy tending toward a uniform inertness ... an insensitive uninvolvement in the human condition and our own humanity.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Chick Strand

Soft Fiction (1979) 16mm, black and white, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title SOFT FICTION works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strand's own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the film's erotic content and style. It's rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit." -- Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Walter Ungerer

House Without Steps, The (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 92 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature

A sensuous woman, an angry artist, a mysterious puppet maker, suspicious townspeople, mischievous kids; these are the characters in THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS. The setting is contemporary Vermont, but it is Walter Ungerer's Vermont; the landscape, though beautiful and tranquil, is charged with an ominousness familiar to Ungerer films. Everything takes on a greater importance; time loses its boundaries. Through Ungerer's vision, people are transformed into inhabitants of a world that is at once ordinary and strange.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Reynold Weidenaar

Wavelines II (1979) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Technology

"A film of three abstract, kinetic visual-musical compositions using oscilloscope images and original electronic music." - R.W. "A stunning alliance of tape and film... It is a high-voltage work in which a synthesised music track is united with a multi-patterned movie sequence. The combination of visual and aural in this work remained splendidly convincing. The kaleidoscopic film patterns always had an underlying relationship to the music. Liquid motion in sight and sound seemed to have a purpose." - Worcester Telegram 2/7/82

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Steven Weisberg

Kiss It Goodbye (1979) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"On leaving home" S.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles Wright

Sorted Details (1979) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Shared shape, color or movement links each of these varied fragments of urban landscape with the next. Each sight has its own naturalistic ambient sound, as the film yanks you from spot to spot and moment to moment. "One is repeatedly surprised and delighted watching Wright's films, the world is constantly being discovered, its secret harmony is perpetually revealed." -- Marjorie Keller, Idiolects #8 "In a particularly beautiful passage, the film flows from an iridescent fragment to a dominant red, then to pink, back to red, then from blue striations to pink-tinted smoke to pink-tinted smoke, to a dusty hubcap on a tan car and, finally, to a man polishing a blue car. Wright introduces human presence very subtly: occasionally on the soundtrack in the form of voices, or with a mannequin or shadows, or with media figures on television. Although primarily a visual work, SORTED DETAILS is a very tactile film. Wright makes his vision palpable." -- Janis Crystal Lipzin, Artweek

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Andrej Zdravic

Currents (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science/Medicine

"Currents" investigates the procedures of spinal stimulation which aim to improve condition of patients suffering from serious nervous diseases. A small electrical current is constantly moving through the nerves, muscles, and tissues of our body. It can be seen and heard with an electromyograph. By hearing it, a patient can re-learn certain physical functions that have been lost. In other instances, hearing this current can help doctors to determine the nature of a nerve disease otherwise undefinable. The spinal stimulation consists of softly activating the surrounding area of the nerve in question as to incite it to draw energy from it's own potential. In spite of its scientific background, "Currents" is my personal account of this enlightening experience. - A.Z.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Stephane Marti

Cinexperimentaux 7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Cinexperimentaux 7 DVD includes: Cinex #7: Stephane Marti (2003-2005), video 17 min. 3 Films by Stephane Marti: Allegoria (1979) Super-8 14 min Diasparagmos (1980) Super-8 13 min. Mira Corpora (2004) Super-8 45 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, Color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Cinexperimentaux 7 DVD includes: Cinex #7: Stephane Marti (2003-2005), video 17 min. 3 Films by Stephane Marti: Allegoria (1979) Super-8 14 min Diasparagmos (1980) Super-8 13 min. Mira Corpora (2004) Super-8 45 min.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #7: Stephane Marti (1979-2005) DVD PAL, color, 99 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: CINEX #6 MARCEL HANOUN (2003) 68 min. By Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger. DES HOMMES QUI ONT PERDU RACINE (1956) b/w, 17 min. By Marcel Hanoun JE MEURS DE VIVRE (1992-1994) 53 min. By Marcel Hanoun CINEX w/ Michael Lonsdale (4 min.) and Marc-Henri Boisse (8 min.) (2003-2005) Marcel Hanoun was born in 1928 in Tunisia. A photographer and journalist, he has directed, since 1955, many significant works in the history of the creation of filmic forms. An essayist on cinema as well, Hanoun co-founded several critical reviews in the 60s and 70s. This engaged creator is cameraman and editor of most of his films. His body of work is at once subversive and ascetic known throughout the world, and respected by many great artists.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Rose Lowder

Retour D'un Repere (1979) 16mm, color, 17.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

In this film procedures similar to those used in the two previously mentioned works are developed in a particular way. While the filmic operations are structured in relation to a limited space (a branch over a 19th Century duck pond), poetic measures pertaining to rhythm taken from literary rhetorics are introduced as part of the organizational orientation. Thus the film rests on a visual transposition of a 'pantoun,' a verse form which characteristically transforms itself gradually and continously in a precise manner. --R. L.

Two other versions of this title are available for rental: a dual-projection version; and "Retour D'un Repere Compose: Composed Recurrence."

Rental: $60
16mm Rental: $60

Cara Perlman

Topless (1979) 16mm, DVD NTSC, super 8mm , color, 13.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, comedy , dance, erotic, philosophical

A docu-dramedy about one night in the life of a topless dancer. Jane was my roommate while she was dancing in real life. We built the set in my apartment. She brought in her real waitress. We gathered some johns and made a story.

Rental: $30.00

Faith Hubley

Step By Step (1979) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth, ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, music

"Step by Step" presents an historical view of childhood, including sacrifice, slavery and war. Scenes of past horrors give way to a lullaby of hope. We watch the global child work, play and learn, while experiencing poverty and plenty. Concluding with a look at the basic rights of children, we are asked to take the first step towards assuring these rights to all the world's children. This film was made in honor of the International Year of the Child Music by Elizabeth Swados.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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