Dominic Angerame

I'd Rather Be In Paris (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

... depicts the film maker's individual concern with his physical environment by autobiographically exploring his alternatives: Chicago, San Francisco, and the editing room itself. These urban explorations tend to concentrate on high speed assemblages of city-scape abstractions. Initially the images seem familiar, then gradually grow to take on unexpected significance. This transition from every-day-object into architectural talisman, results from Angerame's obsessive and unique attention to detail, as well as a whimsical sense of juxtaposition. The blue blots atop a San Francisco fire hydrant become just as relevant as the skylines impressive Transamerica pyramid. A man hole cover, rather than a tourist's landmark, tells us this is Chicago. Sprawling masses of concrete, plastic and steel seem to have captured the earth. Nature threatens only with the icy cold waves of Lake Michigan and a apocalyptically red sunset. Human's for the most part hauntingly innocuous, are reduced to soulless, miniscule organisms. Simultaneously random, repetitious, and absurd, their activities, e. g. shoveling snow and marching in a parade, resemble those of amphetaminzed rats in their proverbial maze. Even a Wim Wenders on location film-shoot appears to be nothing more than men and equipment, standing around waiting. Only the editing room serves as sanctuary. It is here that some semblance of order and tranquility resides. The camera pans the studio, with its by-now well established attention to detail. But it to is drawn to the outside world... the chaos, the confusion, the overwhelmingly massiveness. Light shifts dramatically, and through the window we glimpse a final image of this industrio-mechanical age the filmmaker so readily fears and transforms. -- Roger Nieboer

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dominic Angerame

Mystery of Life (As Discovered In Los Angeles), The (1982) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

If you have to beg, or steal or borrow.. Welcome to Los Angeles, City of Tomorrow. -- Phil Ochs

Rental: $30.00
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Dominic Angerame

Sambhoga-Kaya (1982) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Spiritual / Mystical

... describes a body that enjoys the wealth of purified vision. Herein dwells the enlightened one while embodied in the superhuman form. This is the first reflex on the heavenly planes and represents phenomenal appearances. It is the essence of the mind, the celestial state and the divine body of perfect endowment. The mind being as the uncreated and of the voidness, vacuous, ready to reach the point of Nirmana-Kaya, which is the primordial essence. -- Evans/ Wentz, Tibetan Book of Liberation the activity resulting from its enjoyment (the wealth of purified visions) is the instruction by the Sons of Victorious One and its spontaneity is its effortlessness. It is as if the King of Jewels (The Wishfulfillment Gem) were present --sGam. Po. Pa. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation Although purists in the study of Tibetan Buddhism and its teachings may think the use of it as a title to this piece, I feel that it is the only way in which to express the effect of the work. The path takes many forms and manifests separately with each, and this is my awareness of such a state as Sambhoga-Kaya.

Rental: $30.00
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Dominic Angerame

Ticket Home, A (1982) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"Going home -- from west to east; return. Part of a series of turning points. recording a journal in color language; shadows of faces. Realities and memories come out frame by frame. The rhythm of a summer vacation. Rituals of light to dark -- manifesting form. This is a translation of old friends and old places. A ticket home. This film journal resembles the memory charged visual fragments of a cross country trip to the filmmakers home. He calls it a respectful portrait of old friends and old places but tensions filled images combined with the rambling chant and urban ambience of its soundtrack indicates that a more anxious attitude, perhaps toward a fleeting present, underlies this personal document and ticket home." -- Lynn Corcoran, Media Study, Buffalo "Snippets of sunsoaked home movie footage, jumbled around kinetically, become a wild whorl of color and motion that's like watching the spin cycle in a washing machine. Dominic Angerame, with this film, gives you the distinct impression that someone's handling their childhood memories on a silver platter." -- Frank Young, The Tallahassee Flambeau

Rental: $30.00
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Luis Ernesto Arocha

Happy Birthday Babye Starr (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Nostalgic old postcards in a not so nostalgic bawdy collage birthday present for the star of MOTHERLOVE.

Rental: $30.00
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Charles Atlas

Channels/Inserts (1982) 16mm, color, 31.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Although it is film, it refers to the experience of television and the ability of the viewer to switch from one channel to the next, jumping from one space, one image, one group of people to a new space and a new cast of characters without blinking. The capacity of film to focus and frame space, as well as to represent it through editing and camera movement, is part of the subject." -- Sally Banes, The Village Voice (4/6/82)

Rental: $60.00
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Caroline Avery

Sonntag Platz (1982) 16mm, color, 2.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A word to Paul Klee. The first film upon which I painted. The texture here is smoother and the forms closed more than in theater films. Still I was occupied with the concerns I held dear as a painter.

Rental: $30.00
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Tom Bessoir

Linear I (1982) 16mm, black and white, 1.50 min

Genre: Animation

Choreography for a white line.

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Dick Blau

Up The Block One Sunday (1982) 16mm, color, 12.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Unburdened by any sort of narration or pretension to convey a 'message,' the film is a sparkle of human energy sprouting in gospel singing and music. Blau, an experienced photographer, shows us here that he's a real jazz-man of the camera as his eye dances unforcefully with the emotionality of the performers in the film."

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Unconscious London Strata (1982) 16mm, color, 22.25 min

Genre: Experimental

This film, photographed in London in 1979, finished in January of 1982, is an exploration into the depths of unconscious reactions. Having been in London with Stan when he photographed it, I find this a deeply accurate memory piece. Not 'That's how it looked to me' but 'That's how it felt!' There are many new techniques in this film, new grammar. It is a very rich lode. -- Jane Brakhage While visiting London, England (dream of my youth) and wishing to be simply camera-tourist (taking pics. of exotic architectural arrangements imagined since earliest Dickens, etc.) I found myself forced, yes forced!, to photograph, rather, the nearest equivalent to the NON-pictorial workings of my mind which these London scenes, before my eyes and camera lens, would afford -- each scenic possibility distorted from any easily identifiable picture to some laborious reconstruction of the mind's eye at the borders of the unconscious. It was two years before I could even begin to edit; and then some visual-song of all of England's history began to move thru this material, fashioning it in some way akin to that music of Pierre Boulez which is at one with the poetry of Rene Char -- this plus the English "round," song and dance ... only (as is true to my thought process then, in England, and now in memory) the rounds are within rounds, round and around, all (as many as seven interspersed thoughts continuing the orders of shots) interwoven.

Rental: $60.00
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Bill Brand

Chuck's Will's Widow (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

... weaves a complex of feelings and personal associations into a swirl of landscapes and abstract images. Jagged shapes swarm the surface acting variously as frames, veils and component elements of the photographic images. Though formally extreme the film's emotional quality emerges in subtle and gentle ways.

Rental: $30.00
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Emily Breer

Stork (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

... humorously insolent, reasonably funky found footage assemblages. Breer works in a similar, somewhat happier vein, her stork makes skillful use of crude animation and tacky opticals. -- J Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $30.00
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Noll Brinckmann

Verdigris (1982) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

... is a film about female sexuality . But instead of developing a sexual program or an argument, the film tries to capture a number of different, even contradictory stances and feelings as they might exist simultaneously in a single mind. This is in part achieved through the objects in the frame -- male statues, for instance, and a woman relating to them in her own way -- and partly through a tension between the surfaces of these objects, their varying degrees of dryness,solidity, glossiness, smoothness, or concavity. Color is particularly important in this film because it motivates the cuts, or serves to establish a rapport between the objects. So is the music, which was initially written for a Hollywood musical, where it performed a narrative function designed to carry suggestions of fluidity and desire.

Rental: $30.00
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C. E. Brown

Urban Fire (1982) 16mm, black and white, 14.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

INSIDE: A child is given birth in the womb of its dead mother. Child's eyes perceive the death of a city. The last birth combined with the fire and destruction. The pure feeling... mind motion. The Urban Fire. "OUTSIDE: Snowblind on the street, there's a glimpse of a Brick Wall. The heat of freeze acts on your eyes; one great glowing asprockalips, the bubblin' sabbatier. URBAN FIRE is a film that's not afraid to let scratch, hair, speck, and plastic be part of it all, and it works magically." -- Philip Hoffman, film-maker.

Rental: $35.00
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Jacob Burckhardt

This Object (1982) 16mm, color, 42.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

John Nesci as an investigator of dubious motives; and Jose Raphael Arango as the itinerant hypnotist Tschipoloa, once the toast of Turin and Moscow, whose commands drive his audience to the brink of irresponsible madness, and they love it. A small summer resort in the dead of winter, a foreign hypnotist whose pervese will nobody can resist, and a fiery crime with an unknown victim. These are the elements of THIS OBJECT. Filmed on location on New Jersey's South Shore, the Utopia Theater in Queens, the Bouwerie Lane Theater in New York's Lower East Side, and the vacant lots of Brooklyn, with jagged color and stylized and explicit dialogue, THIS OBJECT is a realistic mystery which deepens as it progresses, and, like many real life mysteries, remains one to the end.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

All Major Credit Cards (1982) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Films about Film, Media

"R. B.'s new film is a magic dream, airy and clear. Everything you see is a fact, firm and distinct at the moment you are seeing it, a fact of daily life or of extraordinary dance, or of amateur acting, and you recognize each fact too, at a glance. Later, as the film continues, the factual seeing is still the same, but somehow it doesn't feel the same, it feels like a good dream you are dreaming, with a sly and witty tease to it, and nearly weightless. "The film went on to the end being novel, and I thought its smile was becoming more and more mysterious. Filmmakers often try to make a great film by making it feel heavier than the film is by nature. R. B. seems happy if he can make his feel lighter. That does leave him unique, and he succeeds in it too. "There is no distortion of image or sound. Its magic invention -- including the later dream-weight -- is new and inscrutable. It is a film that changes when you watch it again, it has many surprises I haven't mentioned. Take it as a wonderfully touching dream and as an amazing marvel of filmmaking. It is his sixty-first." -- Edwin Denby

Rental: $60.00
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Elliot Caplan

Robert S. Zakanitch (1982) 16mm, color, 19.25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a twenty minute fine arts documentary on one of America's major artists. The film depticts the painter's work through the early 70s and traces a career which led to a radical transformation of ideas in contemporary American art.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia II (1982) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Philosophical

"This is the one that is perfectly balanced ... this is the one which is the masterpiece." -- Stan Brakhage (Comparing APORIA 1 to APORIA 2) "Modernist thinking, with its emphasis on precise measure, could not anticipate that the immediate environment would be shared by a simulacrum. Television is our local." -- Gary Doberman, "The Uses of Vulgarity in the Aporian Context" "What am I to do, what shall I do, what should I do, in my situation, how proceed? By aporia pure and simple?" -- Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

Rental: $30.00
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Peter Dudar

DP (1982) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, History

A photograph of a young man wearing a uniform with the insignia 'DP Police' comes to life as the film's narrator. Against the background of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia a story of forced labour, imprisonment and escape unfolds. It is a story of state terror. It is told dispassionately. Meanwhile, in an empty hallway of marble and glass, a dancer cuts violently into the film's heart. Her rage and the film's cool narrative play out an ironic counterpoint as a third element--an impersonal text--layers the film with yet more contradictions. --P. D.

Rental: $35.00
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Arnold Eagle

Phosphones (1982) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

With the Mimi Garrard Dance Co.

Rental: $30.00
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Joann Elam

Lie Back And Enjoy It (1982) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"JoAnn Elam's LIE BACK AND ENJOY IT is an absorbing eight-minute dialectical film about the politics of representation. More specifically, it examines the politics of filmic representation of women under patriarchy .... An undergraduate male student paid it a true compliment in declaring that he can no longer look at a woman in a film without thinking about the consequences of the filmmaker's use of her as a person and as a spectacle .... The film is endowed with remarkable structural and rhetorical lucidity .... Its image track consists of technologically manipulated images of women, and some printed titles. Its soundtrack consists of a dialogue between a Man (a filmmaker) and a Woman (of whom he's going to make a film) .... Everyone who watches movies with women in them ought to see it." -- Claudia Gorbman, Jump Cut

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bruce Elder

Illuminated Texts (1982) 16mm, color, 176 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"A very demanding work of great complexity and rigor, ILLUMINATED TEXTS presents itself as a great debate between nature and technology, unity and dissolution, the divine and demonic, and irrecoverable past and the terrible velocity of time. Following on Elder's previous film, the autobiographical ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM, and the structural essay in history, 1857: FOOL's GOLD, ILLUMINATED TEXTS reenacts this time on a single site, both the task of constructing a self and the progression of historical agony. Although prolix in his use of texts--acted one, superimposed on the image, spoken in voiceovers and proliferate in the range of his imagery, Elder has structured ILLUMINATED TEXTS classically as inexorable movement from paradise to apocalypse, of in the formal terms, the film uses from plenitude to fragmentation. It is a sign of Elder's continuing commitment to a romantic sensibility making all his movies that the most horrific section of ILLUMINATED TEXTS, its apocalyptic conclusion is also the most stunning 45 minutes Elder has so far committed to film." --Bart Testa, Canadian Images, 1983

Rental: $175.00
16mm Rental: $175.00

Bob Fleischner

Sally's Window (1982) 16mm, color, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A window display, by a talented young woman, based on a Zola novel, inpires a rather middle-aged filmmaker to explore this window for what it holds, and what it reflects. --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
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Bob Fleischner

Train Scapes (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music

Scenes from a train window, with music to match! --B. F.

Rental: $20.00
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Dave Gearey

Blind Love (1982) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Blind love is a passion that eludes temperance and plunges lovers into a darkness that is luminous. In the film, we MAY see the light of their ecstasy. This is no pretty picture: sensuality, desire, pain and loss, all flash and spend their rhythms before the orgasm subsides. The film has been made as a work of silence and of music.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Madeleine Gekiere

Arabesque For Marie Menken (1982) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Landscape & Architecture

A film about a building, the newly restored Hoboken Railroad Terminal. As the title implies, it is an homage to Marie Menken and a take-off on her sketch of the Alhambra. It uses some of her fast-frame techniques, setting the building into motion, playing with the contrast of the stained glass windows against other decorative elements. The sound track is mostly informational, speaking of Menken's contribution to the Experimental film. It precedes the image. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Madeleine Gekiere

Garden of Hieronymus, The (1982) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

Essentially an animation of Hieronymus Bosch's GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS. By fast motion techniques the horses are made to gallop, the birds to open their beaks and the figures to converse. It creates a relationship between the viewer and the painting quite different from looking at the static image and it affords a more intimate knowledge of the phantastic world of Hieronymus Bosch. Could readily lend itself to a lesson in art history. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
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Peter E. Goldman

NBC in Lebanon a Study of Media Misrepresentation (1982) 16mm, color, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

"NBC in Lebanon... raises significant questions about television journalism. It attempts to prove, and to a large extent does prove, that coverage by the NBC Nightly News of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 1982 was faulty... The documentary, judiciously using NBC's own film, suggests that NBC was indeed taking sides and pressing the viewpoint of the PLO. NBC IN LEBANON is disquieting for people who watch the evening news." --John Corry, New York Times, Feb. 18, 1984

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Amy Greenfield

Tides (1982) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Hilary Harris; Performer: Amy Greenfield. The literary sources for TIDES came from Isadora Duncan's "The Dance of the Future," Maya Deren's script for the unfilmed passages of Ritual In Transfigured Time, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. "TIDES is a cinema-dance dealing with the theme and image of woman and ocean. The entire film was shot with a high speed camera, creating action from two to twenty times slower than normal speed. Because of this extreme slow motion, the surge and flow of the woman's nude body and the waves becomes intensely felt, continually moving cinematic imagery. "TIDES alludes to the very romantic confrontation of the human being and the elements as participants in a centuries-old drama. The film is introduced by a quote from Isadora Duncan's 'The Dance of the Future,' and proceeds to visualize the woman -- the filmmaker herself -- first rolling into the heart of the wave, then moving with, against, under, into the waves, until, at the end of the film, her whole body shouts with joy." -- 16th Edinburgh International Film Festival Exhibition: London Film Festival, 1982; Edinburgh Film Festival, 1982; Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1983; NY Shakespeare Public Theatre, 1983.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Vincent Grenier

D'apres Meg (1982) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"Grenier's D'APRES MEG, departs from the routine of structuralist cinema. Through the repetition and fragmentation of physical gestures, wild sound, and snatches of conversation, Grenier elicits narrative possibilities from otherwise disparate elements. Repetition is after all, a form of insistence. In D'APRES MEG, small hand gestures are microscopically observed in their everyday context, a garden conversation, a construction site, a gallery setting. By taking our common peripheral vision of events seriously, Grenier produces an evocative enigma. From these images and bits of conversations, which are equally mundane, a new kind of disinterested seeing can be engaged. One that does not reflect meaning as invite it through repetition." -- Raphael Bendahan, Vanguard, Summer 1985. Curated exhibition: Special program: "Cities Territories" Oberhausen Short Film Festival 1999.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Sharon Greytak

Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source" follows a little girl as she jumps rope, colors a rectangle red, has her eyes covered, sits with her hands in her lap and pushes her hair back sultrily. Greytak's films utilize pictures and words in a haltingly additive fashionn. In the name of "focusing to perception an occurrence or incident that would narmally go unseen," she displays the incremental accumulations that make up meaning... they illustrate on both a literal and literary level certain theorectical texts concerning "the look,""the code,""filmic activity and the narrator/spectator relationship."--Barbara Kruger, Artforum Magazine;Jan 1984.

Rental: $50.00
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Pat Gruben

Sifted Evidence (1982) 16mm, color, 41.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman is telling the story of how she went to Mexico looking for an obscure archaeological site; how she met a man who promised to take her there; how they stayed together locked in cross-purposes and misunderstandings - how, but never why. The central event has been reconstructed through stills, narration, and enactment by two performers in a tableau limited by the boundaries of the front projection screen. "... Among the most assured experimental narratives of the early '80s, SIFTED EVIDENCE makes particularly brilliant use of Syberberg-style front-screen projection." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "[The] complex interplay of verbal, linguistic, and cinematic relationships can be seen as a strategy for challenging the conventional structures of narrative cinema and the patriarchal traditions in which that cinema is embedded. The emphasis on the female voice and its status as voice-over narration crystallizes that strategy." -- Kay Armatage, The Experimental Challenge

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Walter Gutman

Hannah Section: Muscles And Flowers (1982) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Barbara Hammer

Pond & Waterfall (1982) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

"The camera eye is like an amphibian that sees on two levels in its journey from underwater in a safe pond down to a violent, turbulent ocean. Early in the silent film shot north of San Francisco we see an homage to Monet's Nymphiades in the faded raspberry color of the step-printed underwater lilies. The painterly effects of the printing make the water seem viscous. Pushing through clouds of fish eggs, fronds and algae, the camera establishes a sense of intimacy and connection in a natural ecosystem. But this amiable underwaterscape acquires ominous overtones as the camera/amphibian surfaces. Splashes strike the lens, and the rock of the ocean surf is destabilizing and disorienting. One of the most provocative foreshadowing ambiguities occurs when the half-submerged camera tracks the tip and slosh of the horizon, echoing the mood change from underwater confidence to vulnerability to natural forces, a passage from balance to defiance." -- Kathleen Hulser, Centre Georges Pompidou Brochure

Rental: $45.00
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Henry Hills

Radio Adios (1982) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

A superabundance of useless information effectively subdues freedom of speech. Condense and survive! RADIO ADIOS is a monologue in 12 plaited strands; an extremely precise, condensed and intensely rhythmic Busby Berkeleyish spectacle of an examination of conversational and literary language over a fair range of vocal timbre, microphones, volume settings and single-system sync peculiarities and its dissolution into music to the accompaniment of simultaneous Manhattan ambiences punctuated by fragments of jazz ... personalized handheld camera movement, movement from cut to cut -- juxtapositions of scale, pulsating changes in light intensity, a varying palette of various filmstocks, generations, etc., at an appropriately furious pace and in strict one-track sync ... offering simultaneously several levels of apprehension or interpretation to encourage multiple viewings. Text published in O. ARS/3: Translations (Cambridge, 1983). Brakhage says it's real.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Hubley

Big Brown Eyes (1982) 16mm, color, 2 min

Interpretation of a song by Peter Holsapple, performed by the dB's. Museum of Modern Art October 1990; 1983 Thomas Edison/Black Maria Festival.

Rental: $30.00
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Tessa Hughes-Freeland

Baby Doll (1982) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A docu-portrait of two GoGo dancers, revealing their experience of how it is on their side of the dollars. --T. H.-F.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Wallace Jones

Destination Unknown (1982) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Science & Medicine

In the future, spacefarers discover a habitable planet amidst the void of space, and land there to explore. They soon find themselves under attack by one of the planet's strange inhabitants. How the spacefarers react to this siege is a reflection of the nature of mankind. The film features dimensional stop-motion animation as well as live action. --W. E. J.

Rental: $20.00
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Lisa Kaplan

Memory Book (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

A sequal to HEALING PROCESS: "Four years after my father died, I found the sympathy cards, the certificates for trees in Israel, and the letters of condolence that I stashed away in haste when my mother demanded, 'Get rid of these.' Due to my morbid curiosity, I opened the envelopes." --(from the beginning of the soundtrack).

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Karen Kramer

Haitian Song (1982) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A beautiful and alluring film about life in a small rural village, the film focuses on the 'rituals' of everyday life; getting water from the river; making rope by hand from sisal; cooking rice and beans over an outdoor fire; planting and harvesting; etc. A lyrical portrait punctuated by haunting songs, the film is recommended for any audience interested in how another people lives. --K. K.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Karen Kramer

To Serve the Gods (1982) 16mm, color, 33 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

"... introduces us to the intricate system of belief, ritual, performance, and aesthetic values in a service for the gods in Southern Haiti. It exemplifies the close relationships between the gods, the land and the extended family in one rural community. By the film's conclusion we have learned that to serve the gods is to celebrate. And celebration involves drumming, song, dance possession, animal sacrifice, and sharing food. Recommended not only to anthropologists and students of Afro-Caribbean religions, but also to general audiences interested in Haitian life." --American Anthropologist

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

Just Between Me & God (1982) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

An environmental love story. A fisherman and his wife and the Mississippi River wildlife they love are pitted between the construction of a drag race track and a raging chemical fire. Eleanor and Will Roberge call this precarious spot of beauty on the edge of Memphis' industrial ruins "Innisfree." "The heavies of the film are chemical plant smokestacks, beer cans and the dump fires that send animals and residents scurrying for safety." -- The Commercial Appeal

Rental: $20.00
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Lee Krugman

Days and Night (1982) Super 8, color, 10.75 min

Urban incidents translated with an intent that alternately veers towards introspection and exposition. --L. K.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

New Left Note (1982) 16mm, color, 27.75 min

Genre: Experimental

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

"Levine's rapid fire cutting has never found a more appropriate subject than in NEW LEFT NOTE, his film on the anti-war, anti-racist, and women's liberation movements of the early 1970s in America. NEW LEFT NOTE represents a synthesis of ideas that Levine sought to inject into a much-divided movement. The 'Free Bobby Seale' demonstrations in New Haven (Levine's home town) in 1970 is put into context through the editing .... At the time of shooting, Levine was the editor of New Left Notes, the national newspaper of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). He was unilaterally committed to the movements he filmed but beleaguered by the leadership of the organization for his non-sectarian views. ... [NEW LEFT NOTE] is a study of radical politics in radical film form." -- Marjorie Keller "The life he records is a jumble of demonstrations, fused with the kaleidoscopic fury of memory; its brief reprises include a catnap in the back of a car and a glimpse of a zoo. His incessant, chaotic outpouring of political energy seems less geared to a naive notion of bettering the world than to a perpetual pressure to keep it from getting worse." -- P. Adams Sitney, The Village Voice

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Rose Lowder

Les Tournesols (1982) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The film presents a field of sunflowers. The focus is adjusted frame by frame in succession according to a series of patterns on particular plants situated in different parts of the field. The diverse configurations placed on separate frames of the film strip appear, when projected successively, simultaneously on the screen. Thus, filmed one after another at different focal lengths, the sunflowers combine during projection to form one spatiotemporal image. LES TOURNESOLS COLORES is a capricious version of the film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Babette Mangolte

Sky On Location, The (1982) 16mm, color, 77.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The landscape is not seen in its postcardish grandeur as captured in the photographs of Ansel Adams, nor through its shapes as in paintings by Cezanne or Constable, but rather the film captures the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. The film attempts to construct a geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season to season, through colors instead of maps. --B. M.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Ernest Marrero

One Day Franz Brought Me To His House (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

An experimental narrative film in which the present day relevance of the Nazi holocaust is brought to bear on the political and religious realities of contemporary German society. ONE DAY FRANZ... consists of printed texts from which simultaneous narratives unfold. This unfolding interaction of poetic and public language produces a complex narrative reading. --E. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Heather McAdams

Scratchman II (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Scratched lines and shapes bloat around this footage of an unknown businessman, sometimes forming hats, clown noses, arrows, etc. He becomes a kind of pawn in my cruel little game. Sound is a musicbox which helps lift this once painfully boring footage to the level of high art. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

Scenes of the Life Of Andy Warhol (1982) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Music: Velvet Underground, recorded in 1966. Opening segment taped at the Dom at the public performance with Nico. End section: Mass for Andy Warhol at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The film is made up of my film diaries related to Andy Warhol from the years 1965-1982. Locations are New York and Montauk: The Factory, house of George Maciunas, village gate, psychiatrist's convention, home of Stephen Shore, Warhol Estate, Montauk, etc. The "cast" includes Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Peter Orlovsky, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Maciunas, Vincent Friemont, Henry Geldzahler, Paul Morrissey, Karen Lerner, Jay Lerner, Peter Beard, John Kennedy Jr., Lee Radziwill, Tina Radziwill, Anthony Radziwill, D'Allessandro, Caroline Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Jade Jagger and many others. Completed in June, 1990.

Rental: $144.00
16mm Rental: $144.00

Sandy Moore

Gawrsh, I Didn't Know You Was a Lady (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This film turns upside down in the middle and proceeds backwards to the end."--S.M. "This really looks like a Sandy Moore film."-- Greg Ford

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sandy Moore

Luck In Loose Plaster (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Text by Gertrude Stein, from "Tender Buttons." "Something is happening to a painting, because it is being looked at, and several thousand cut outs and objects are called into the fray. My shooting field here ranges from 18" x 30" to 9' x 12'."--S.M. Included in the 1985 Whitney Biennial.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

J.J. Murphy

Night Belongs to the Police, The (1982) 16mm, color, 28.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Music: The Republicans, The Appliances, and The Suburbs "THE NIGHT BELONGS TO THE POLICE concerns a burned-out agoraphobe (Jerome Carolfi), his frustrated girlfriend (poet Tess Gallaher), a wonderfully kinetic proto-punk Tinkerbelle (Michelle Davis), and a malevolent network of chiropractors. A satire of fashionable nihilism, it manages to stimultaneously mock and embrace the so-called posturing of the so-called New Wave. It is, most of all, funny."--Chris Ward, CityLights.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

Movie (1982) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Gisele Meichler. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. From Paris to Berlin, from Amsterdam to Rio, from Jerusalem to New York. With a Super 8 camera shooting only at night. Hungarian crooners, Indian tribal chants, opera arias and an occasional samba make up the soundtrack of this "hand-held" diary.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tom Palazzolo

Caligari's Cure (1982) 16mm, color, 65.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

My work has always depended on outside sources, whether it's an artwork from another period or people, events, and places from my own past or present. I use this material as a springboard. Both as a student and a teacher I have spent most of my adult life in an art environment. This present work combines formative memories of Catholic school with the other half of my life -- the museum and school of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have always wanted to do a remake of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, both because the film is very interesting to me in a psychological sense and to reflect my interest in art and film history. "CALIGARI'S CURE is Tom Palazzolo's first fictional narrative film and also his first feature .... The film is a comic fantasy that presents the filmmaker's memories ... as reenacted by a cast of performance artists and friends in wildly colored, distorted sets and costumes. Palazzolo's style is playful and irreverent, incorporating and openly acknowledging a wide range of influences from cinema, art history, and contemporary American art. The subjectively distorted, expressionist sets of the original German film, for instance, have been transformed into a junky, cartoon-like, and distinctively American version that reflects Palazzolo's involvement with contemporary painting as well as with film history." -- Callie Angell, New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Tom Patrick

Phasing in Drive Time (1982) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A study in contrasts, rhythm and fragmentation. PHASING IN DRIVE TIME explores the obsessive/compulsive states of mind experienced by a young corporate executive each morning as he makes his daily drive into the city. The closer he gets to the city and his skyscraper/office/prison, the more fragmented and abstract his thoughts become-- untill he reaches a point where his thoughts begin to create their own inner rhythms. He loses control of them entirely as he slips slowly over the edge, it is into the liquid blackness where his thoughts begin to float gracefully in peaceful serenity." T.P.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dana Plays

Across the Border (1982) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

In Across the Border, filmmaker Dana Plays expresses her lifelong commitment to the culture of Latin America. More specifically, her film offers the viewer an unusual insight into the complex relationship between the people of El Salvador and the United States government. Completed in 1982, during a period in which many American artists were trying to convey their anger with their own country's politics. Across the Border transcends the conventions of social documentary as we have come to know it through public television. Instead, Plays manipulates visual elements that compose the image through coloring and fragmentation. She uses this process of deconstruction to lead to a greater understanding of those "man-made" constructs that are responsible for the oppression she has witnessed. But Plays' message is hardly dogmatic. The subtlety of her collage-like style suggests a very open message, giving the viewer the opportunity to enter the work as a thinking human being rather than a receptacle of one person's point of view. Dana Plays' personal involvement with the people of El Salvador follows in the tradition of a cross cultural awareness expressed by other women filmmakers such as Maya Deren (Haiti), Margaret Meed (Bali, New Guinea) and Chick Strand (Mexico).

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mike Quinn

Start Day Song (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ron Rice

Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man, The (1982) 16mm, black and white, 109 min

Genre: Experimental

With Taylor Mead and Winifred Bryan. Photographed and directed by Ron Rice. Edited, from notes and memory, & musical score by Taylor Mead. Other performers: Judith Malina, Julian Beck, Jonas Mekas, Charles Rydell, Ed Sanders, Jack Smith, Jay Hoppe, Danny Dumbrowski, Will Guy, and friends. Titles by Bob Smith. Archival restoration by Anthology Film Archives, 1981/1982. "Ron Rice died before he had completed shooting the film. he had, however, put together a 'fundraising version' of the film. After his death, Howard Everngam, and old friend of Ron's, according to his best knowledge of the filmmaker's intentions, put together a version of the film which was available through the Film-Makers' Cooperative until now. In 1979-82, using SHEBA materials deposited with Anthology Film Archives, and guiding himself by memory and notes made during the shooting, Taylor Mead prepared the present, definitive version of the film, and the soundtrack. The previous versions of the film--Everngam's and Ron's fund-raising versions are being preserved at Anthology for scholarly use."-Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Peter Rose

Secondary Currents (1982) 16mm, black and white, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

SECONDARY CURRENTS is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film in which the shifting relationships between voice-over commentary and subtitled narration constitute a peculiar duet for voice, thought, speech, and sound. A kind of comic opera, the film is a dark metaphor for the order and entropy of language and has been the subject of a number of articles on the use of language in the arts. Percussion by Jim Meneses. "Prizbah ke no panz fatundo. Elmo cheshkadashi par lo biorn fatooshka! Como cinquema no delamyero sima disi, si cueja filidistro cuamchano mirichi-vasi komino sano dimensia!" -- M'hidradane Vododook

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Ola Writes the Alphabet (1982 - DVD Remaster 2004) DVD, b&w, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, children & youth, family, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , science & medicine, structural, technology

'Ola Writes the Alphabet' is a 'decisive moment' in both video and child development by a consummate artist of video vert. At her mother's prompting, Ola Creston, the artist's daughter at age 3, recalls some letters perfectly, but others only with great creative latitude, letting us see into the development of letter-forms in a young brain. An extremely straight-forward, observational presentation with no filmmaker-type interference, this DVD was originally shot in 1982 on black and white 1/2" open reel videotape. It is a boundary-crossing work that can find audiences among child and family psychologist, neurologists, linguists, educator, parents and children themselves, well beyond this artist's usual base within video history and the avant-garde.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Ronald Schwarz

Before Mickey Mouse: A History of American Animation (1982) 16mm, black and white, 58 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

M. M. Serra

Eye Etc (1982) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

M. M. Serra

Real To Reel Mama (1982) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

"... portrays the views of a first generation Italian-American woman though her life experiences as immigrant, factory worker, and as the 'emotional heart of the family.'" -- Fabrice Ziolkowski

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

3rd Degree (1982) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Special thanks to: Mary Ann Bruno (actress); Susan Mann (voice); Robert Franki (simulation of rattlesnake sound); Ken Rowe (sound production assistance); and Steve Gallagher (visual production and general assistance). In Part 1 there is an image of a moving strip of film, showing sequences of a close-up of a match being waved somewhat aggressively in front of a young woman's apprehensive face. The soundtrack: occasional match striking and rattlesnake warnings and the words, "Look, I won't talk."... The second part is the first part rephotographed .... In Part III we see the rephotographed image of Part II, which contains Part I, so it is a film of a film (of a film of the original film) .... The film is "about" the fragility of the film medium and human vulnerability; both the filmic and the human images resist threat/intimidation/mutilation: the victim is defiant and the film strip also struggles on, both "under fire." It is a somewhat violent drama but it is also an ironically comic work and there is a formal beauty in the destructiveness of the burning film. While the film (from section to section) develops, becomes more visually complex, successively regenerates (as the figurative images degenerate), it nevertheless implies not finality; rather, 3RD DEGREE implies endurability, extension and on-goingness.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Paul Sharits

Bad Burns (1982) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Two reels of mis-takes in shooting Part II of 3RD DEGREE. Film was loaded in camera improperly and the image slides about off-center and becomes blurred -- creating some rather amusing and mysterious imagery. A made "found" object.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stuart Sherman

Films By Stuart Sherman (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, Spiritual / Mystical

"Sherman's movies resemble his one-man shows in their suggestive, rebuslike juxtaposition of gestures and props. There's the same deadpan whimsy, but a greater degree of imagistic freedom . All psychodrama ultimately derives from Maya Deren, but Sherman is Deren's heir in even more specific ways. His films make especially clever use of the montage 'creative geography' that she pioneered in AT LAND - although Sherman does so not in the service of creating a dreamlike space so much as a means of supplying visual jolts and formal analogies. Like Deren, Sherman is an ingenious editor . The best of his visual puns have a Magritte-like poetic kick . There's a touch of Keaton in Sherman's stolid, off-hand persona." -- J. Hoberman, Artforum "... the tangible deliberateness of the composition of Sherman's films and the economy of his juxtapositions are worked out in a gesture of concision. Through the simplicity, clarity, and brevity of the images an acute sense of elegance and rightness is created. Like riddles, jokes, koan, and paradoxes, Sherman's films operate on this edge of sense, in a world of wonder." -- Sally Banes, Millennium Film Journal

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Michael Snow

So Is This (1982) 16mm, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Political / Social Activism

"SO IS THIS parlays an elegantly simple concept into an unpredictable, cumulatively rich experience. "The film is a text in which each shot is a single word, tightly-framed white letters against a black background. Compared to Snow's recent epics ... it seems almost a throwaway but it's also the most satisfying film he's made in a decade .... "With formalist belligerence, SO IS THIS threatens to make its viewers 'laugh cry and change society,' even promising to get 'confessional.' Although the film does reflect Snow's personality - his Canadian-ness, preference for humor over irony, obsession with art world chronology (who did what first) - its only confession is the tacit acknowledgement that he's sensitive to criticism. Snow takes full advantage of his film's system of discourse to twit restless audiences . A lot of this is pretty funny but SO IS THIS is more than a series of gags. Snow manages to defamiliarize both film and language, creating a kind of moving concrete poetry while throwing a monkey wrench into a theoretical debate (is film a language?) that has been going on sporadically for 60 years. "If you let it, Snow's film stretches your definition of what film is - that's cinema and SO IS THIS." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Alan Sondheim

Films 1-37 (1982) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Testimony of Love and War and Some Features of US Chemical Warfare In South Vietnam (1982) 16mm, black and white, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Fred Barney Taylor

Los Hijos De Sandino - The Children of Sandino (1982) 16mm, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Walter Ungerer

Winter There Was Very Little Snow, The (1982) 16mm, color, 72 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

THE WINTER THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SNOW is a visual mood poem using the barest narrative form to convey the feeling and time of crisis for a man in middle age. His marriage has collapsed, he is without a job, and his father has died. There is no reality; only an indistinguishable mixture of images and moments drawn from some space in time that could be his past, his present, or his future. THE WINTER is a document of a man's struggle to understand the meaning of his existence as he comes to the realization of his own mortality.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Dan Walworth

Earth is a Satellite of the Moon, The (1982) color, 34 min

"The film describes an eccentric trajectory across a field of signifying practises in an attempt to map out certain areas of a leftist imaginary: The Land, The Martyr, the (national ) Liberation. Patria Libre O Morir. The two main characters (Michael Smith and Perry Hoberman) take on the name. "Robert Garwood" and begin to talk about a trip they took- or are about to take to Central America. Their constant discourse, both fragmented and fluid, is interrupted by two other voices: one Spanish and one English, as well as by a crawling text whose author alternates betweens the film-maker and the four characters. This voice-track-without-a-subject is paralleled by an image track dominated by a moving camera- a sliding camera- a camera that is always turning away" D.W.

Rental: $66.00

Grahame Weinbren

Cheap Imitatione Part V/VI; Terms of Analysis (1982) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Initially the subject of this film was the multiple threats constantly implicit in cinema ... especially in the perceptual acts of unifying with which we respond to the discontinuities of editing. So the basic images were knives and salamis. But as the music was reworked, highly charged objects began to appear and reappear; instinctual navigation took over, as always, in the editing room ... and the film seemed to adopt another subject entirely. As in all our work, many issues are in uneasy balance, and the film refuses to find a center. Words in the film refer to its own intertextuality. Who is speaking here? And who is addressed?

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Steven Weisberg

More Perfect Union, A (1982) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Aggressive SWJM 32, seeks monogamous relationship with open-minded , responsive audience, no druggies please. Must love animals, music, Snow , murder, Neruda and Lotte Lenya. Must be well heeled but not too tall. Great fun at conventions." S.W.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Steven Weisberg

Steve's Watering Apparatus (1982) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"A self portrait"

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dawn Wiedemann

Sevom Cigam (1982) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

"'Magic is alive...Magic is afoot'...horses...dogs...peculiar vision of humans...relationships...mysterious...evocative...sensual images...haunting sound spaces... "Synchronous sound material manipulated to create a magical, otherworldly environment."--D.W.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Christopher G. Wilson

Einstein (1982) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Featuring Sharon Moore and the members of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. Directed and edited by C. Wilson. "A film dance film-movement/stasis study in the time/space continuum. What is relativity, anyway?"--C.W. "I liked it...it is a solid, well-edited dance film."--Amy Taubin "The physics get a little muddled, and it's an awful pun, but I think its a great film; it's hard to ghetto-ize."--Joan Braderman.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charlie Woodman

Remnants (1982) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"...began as a 8mm home movie footage from which vertain shots were selected. Each shot was then named by a word or phrase, These words were used to construct a narrative whihc in turn formed the basis for ordering the images in the film. The result is a sort of anthropological detective story, an attempt to create meaning from the remnants of culture." C.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charlie Woodman

Six Childhood Memories (1982) 16mm, color & b/w, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

"..presents a series of landscapes. Scenes visited in childhood are remembered by the film. I wanted to explore the movie as mnemonic device and create in viewer's the reminiscence of a past that is not their own." C.W.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Andrej Zdravic

Anastomosis (1982) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

"A very important film" Jonas Menkas "...challenges us to see out own absolute physical nature and leaves us blessed, humble and grateful." Gordon Ball "In Zdravic's film we see imagination reconstitute Nature through Technology. The process is complicated; cruel, yet caring, beautiful and grotesque. The result-- a hand, let us say, whose missing thumb is now a toe-- is at one and the same time magnificent in its revobered grave and monstrous in its form. Looking at such an image, we must question all 'natural' sentiment and aethetic 'givens,' for Zdravic's film has shown us the deeper beauties of imperfection." Dick Blau

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Existential Word Play (1982-2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 74 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, personal_diary_journal, philosophical, science_medicine, technology

Compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo screening in Berlin at Lettretage - Das junge Literaturhaus in Feb., 2010, "EXISTENTIAL WORD PLAY" is a series of 34 zany shorts which all use text, speech, nonsense and bizarre audio to play with the notion that communication may not be possible at all, no matter how hard we try... Includes remastered works since 1982, plus four premieres: "Feet Handoff," "Rules," and the most harrowing two, "Push Me" and "Secret Codes." Four include German, and one Yiddish. Features Ola Creston, Sena Clara Creston, Bill Creston and the late poet Hannah Weiner, plus audio segments by German experimental composers DJ RoBeat and Brandstifter. The full program, and this DVD, comprise the following shorts, in this order: "Lettering Too Big", "Secret Of Life", "Nancy and Sluggo", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Boggle", "Paths To Follow", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin, "This Is A", "Dog Recognition", "Postcards", "Rules/Regeln", "Space and Time", "World View", "Names and Faces", "Siddhartha", "Black and Silent", "Whispering Confession", "Secret Codes", "Push Me", "Burp Talk", "Daily News", "News To Fit The Family", "I Have a New York Accent", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Semaphore Poems", "News Wall", "Nonsense Conversation", "Society", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Feet Handoff", "Pregnancy Dreams", and "Handwriting Analysis."

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $985.00

Amy Halpern

Invocation (1982) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30

Emily Hubley

Delivery Man (1982) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: personal/diary/journal

A woman discusses dreams/experiences about the doctor who delivered her, her mother who survived surgery, and her father who did not.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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