Gary Adlestein

Room In His Heart (1985) 16mm, color, 32.5 min

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Philosophical

A movie/meditation on scenes from Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Peggy Ahwesh

From Romance to Ritual (1985) Super 8 to Video, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural

This film is formed around several scenes of women telling stories to the camera of their sexual history and experience. This material is intercut and juxtaposed with related footage concerning girls and their growing up, memory and the learning process and the received truth of history lessons. This film as a whole makes for an uncomfortable fit between women's personal experience and the official dogma of our culture's history. The filming style is of the ethno-graphic film without the expert observer and of the home movie without the father.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Paul Arthur

Cliffs The Slick City Detour, The (1985) 16mm, black and white, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Living in suburban New Jersey watching too much film noir on television. The materials thrown together are: a partial inventory of houses in my neighborhood; a fragment of a dream journal; a 1949 pamphlet about Englewood Cliffs by The League Women Voters; outtakes from a fiction film I acted in; lines from famous movies; a passage from Engels' The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Paul Arthur

Theory of The Leisure Class (1985) 16mm, black and white, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Found Footage, History

A contemporary golf course is paired with footage taken by the Edison Company in 1897 and buttressed with iconography from the spectrum of leisure class motivations. A montage of material around the idea of film as history.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Avery

Midweekend (1985) 16mm, color, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage

A painted film with Great Society era social services how to films and other footage from travel, educational. documentaries and unsplit 8mm. Films spliced in with painted film leader in rapid sequences of one to three frames.

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Caroline Avery

Pilgrim's Progress (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

A discourse on marketing through images. The surface of the film is an abstract potpourri of polyrhythms, named items jumping into recognition here and there. I pulled magazine ink off the page with scotch tape and glued the tape strips onto film leader and rephotographed. It is a tale of coming to terms, or learning to relax and suspend disbelief.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Millbrook (1985) 16mm, color, 9.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

For aeons it's been the human family around a fire constructing and refiguring its basic myths: it's our earliest family or tribal "movie." So MILLBROOK recounts a mythical "true story," a life-changing event told against fire, the emblem of consumption and renewal: In the enormous forested estate once used by Timothy Leary, a young couple lose individual identity, merge with decaying leaves and are consumed by maggots as entire universe undergoes entropy, revive as it regenerates and are saved from death by a mysterious familiar stranger.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Berliner

Everywhere at Once (1985) 16mm, color, 8.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Music

... is a musical montage, a synchronized symphony composed from an infinity of elements at hand: piano chords and cable cars, cocktail jazz and broken glass, looney toones and telephones, elephants and xylophones, violins and vultures, orchestra's and roller coasters... A journey in images at the speed of sound. These collages films are drawn from a vast personal library of sounds and images, steadfastly accumulated over many years. This randomly assembled over and over expanding pool of elements serves as the basis for a form of bricolage-- cultural artifacts and residues, odds and ends accumulated over time and transformed into works attempting to bridge a wide range of poetic horizons: the actual with the possible, pre-history with science fiction, magic with science fact, the medium with the message. Ultimately these film documents my need to put that order to my universe, a place burdened by my need to make the puzzle fit the pieces.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 24-26 (1985) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

SONGS 24 & 25: A naked boy and flute song; a being about nature. SONG 16: a conversation piece--a viz-a-visual, inspired by the(e)motional properties of talk: drone, bird-like twitterings, statement terror, & bombast.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Stan Brakhage

Jane (1985) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Project at 24 fps Someone said to me, of this film, that it was really about light; but Jane (who takes it as a portrait -- i. e., sees herself in it) said: You gave me the moon and seven stars... and I signed this film, simply, Stan.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Emily Breer

Fluke (1985) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

A barrage of incidents are images connected, in sense, by nonsense. Fish leap on the heads of men riding camels in the desert./Ants crawling over planes flying upside down and in the water. A bear that can't get out of the frame by force of an optical printer. Animation, live, and found and filmed footage with similar soundtrack.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Central Park in the Dark (1985) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

With Christopher Sweet and Yoshiko Chuma and her SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS, to Charles Ives' piano music. "Lurking crime and lingering desire change the atmosphere of this brief but affecting film. The light changes moment by moment. The season is shifting. Figures move like phantoms in the penumbra. Beethoven glowers against the evening; a perfect Alice polishes bronze with her petticoat; traffic in diamonds and rubies twines its way among the trees; snarling youths self-destruct. The false promises of youth, beauty and art are the smoke out the windows of fire along Fifth Avenue." -- Christopher Sweet

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Rudolph Burckhardt

Nude Pond, The (1985) 16mm, color, 29.75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Poems by John Ashbery; with performances by Douglas Dunn and Susan Blankenson, Yoshiko Chuma. "A grand synthesis of the poetic free association films by Rudy Burckhardt has been perfecting for the past fifteen years. Democratic in its celebration of all contemporary art forms (dance, painting, performance art, music, and, of course, film), encyclopedic in its images (from New York City interiors to Maine brooks to Latin American villages), it is finally most unique by virtue of its emotional range. The filmmaker has achieved a style which enables him to encompass everything from the whimsical, even silly, to the deeply philosophical and grave, with all shades of curiosity and neutral observation ('Just walking around,' as the subtitle says) in-between." -- Phillip Lopate

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Frank Cantone Jr.

Visitor (1985) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A 'sci-fi' comedy, done with clay figures on a miniature set, about a large alien who lands in a town on a moon-like planet. The villages are terrified, but all it wants is a large 'Lunar Burger,' to the relief of the villagers.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Monte Cazazza

Pierce + SXXX-80 (2 films) (1985) 3/4" NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"SXXX80" - M.Cazazza & T.Emmolo Smith, 13 min., 1980. A classic Industrial Culture artifact from its heyday. Cazazza and Emmolo Smith in various transgressive tableaux of the Viennese Body Art persuasion, including genital play, leeches and reptiles. "Pierce" - M.Cazazza & G.P.Orridge, 3 min., 1985. A document of Cazazza's own genital piercing shot by the guru of the Industrial Culture scene himself, Genesis P-Orridge. Shot on Super-8

3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $45.00

Abigail Child

Perils, Mayhem, Mercy (1985-87) 16mm, black and white, 126 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

See descriptions of "Perils", "Mayhem", and "Mercy"

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

Sharon Couzin

Pauline (1985) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Family

Pauline is a film that explores the friendship of two artists, obliquely, through the exploration of a house, a garden and a painting. The qualities of light and time are used to heighten the properties simple acts and objects may take on when mediated by these two elements. The primary subject of the film, then, is not an event, nor a story, but a sense of an artist's process and her relation to the world. "Through the use of a hand-held camera, Couzin takes us with her on a search for Pauline, a woman who had been her closest childhood friend. We travel through a labyrinth of extraordinary images which capture Pauline's world .... It is not Pauline's likeness we are looking for -- we see her image many times in the film -- but rather the elusive essence of who this childhood friend has grown up to be. ... But as Couzin searches through Pauline's world for this essence, we sense that she is also searching for another elusive presence; that is, the person she might have become." -- Hollie Lavenstein Exhibition: Millennium, NY; SF Art Institute Film Festival; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Walker Art Center; Chicago Frankfurt Exchange; SF Cinematheque; Pacific Film Archive; Philadelphia College of Art; Ithaca College; RIT; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Big Muddy Film Festival; Image Forum; Tokyo Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto; American Centers in Fukuoka, Osaka.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Bill Creston

Peanut Butter (1985) Super 8, color, 4.5 min

"Four quick-scripted films on one reel (Peanut Butter, Water, Stars, Execution).

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Pasaporte (Spanish) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Passport (English Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 18.1/4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

An overview from discovery until nowadays, touching history, industry, arts and social changes, of the south american country; through animation, graphics and documentary footage.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Eduardo Darino

Torres Garcia (Spanish Version) (1985) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Ethnic / Multicultural, History

Life and paintings of the Uruguayan artist during his American period in New York.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sandra Davis

Matter of Clarity (1985) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

The third part of the trilogy, MATTER OF CLARITY completes this particular cycle of discovery, and brings to resolution these themes, grounded in matter. "... rich tactile images of the natural world ... convey [the film's] Blakean revelation of the sensuality of perception and the perception of sensuality." -- Ian Christie

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dirk De Bruyn

223 (1985) 16mm, color, 5.3/4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

"With 223 I used Photographs from my past as a base. It gives the eyes something to come back to from the faster abstract shapes. The Pos/Neg flickering gives a feeling of depth. Its called 223 because I had some letterset of the numbers 223. There is a layering of images and techniques." -- D. bB. from "Where's Our Satellite," Melbourne, Australia (1985)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dirk De Bruyn

Vision (1985) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Hand-processed

Music by Michael Luck. "... No photographed images. All handmade. It's all these squares, lines. The main techniques were bleaching and dyeing and sticking letraset material to the film strip. The images don't rush: they much more fold over the top of one another. Palimpsest. Using the pos/neg flickering helps to sustain the images..." -- D. bB. from "Where's Our Satellite," Melbourne, Australia (1985) inserting film strips to sustain shapes, otherwise you're talking about the one film all the time: it begins to look the same. There is a growing need to sustain shapes, patterns, etc. Hence the squares, lines. Breaking away from the rush of shapes. It's more of a problem to get away from in VISION because there are no photographic images. A very ordered film. Very Dutch. Took it all out of 800 ft. of this type of stuff and ended up with 150 ft. of selected squares and circles. Mondrian-inspired. "A synthesis of image and sound in the tradition of Len Lye." -- Felicity Parsons, "The Fringe Bugle", Melbourne, Australia (1985)

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gary Doberman

Aporia Series: Aporia V (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

"A narrative so to speak, a threatening environment, a space which opens up in a 'wall,' revealing, a threat that speaks across mediumistic boundaries." -- Ed Schwartz An aporian myth would intertwine elements so that where one thing began and the other ended would become the subject of the film. An aporian myth would be analogous to recombinate DNA research where a thing is not merely just itself but also another thing simultaneously. Such a myth would fulfill the artist's responsibility to conceptualize context. The film is based on the myth of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Dudar

Transylvania 1917 (1985) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"TRANSYLVANIA 1917 is a multi-faceted WWI biography--a conscript into the Austro-Hungarian army is wounded and abandoned by his comrades, then shipped as a prisoner of war into Russia during the Revolution. Using dramatic visual effects, the film explores the rich ambiguities of Transylvanian myth and history. Images from pop, folk and high cultures, politics and religion infuse the film with multiple levels of meaning. --P. D.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Bruce Elder

Lamentations: Part One (Reels 1-5 Of 11) The Dream of the Last Historian (1985) 16mm, color, 210 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Like Ezekiel's vision in the valley of dry bones, a typos of a new beginning. In among all the feelings of loss and deprivation occur intimations of the final culbute general, of the dissolution of time, of a now that vanishes between the no longer and the not yet. --B. E.

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

Bruce Elder

Lamentations: Part Two (Reels 6-11 of 11) the Sublime Calculation (1985) 16mm, color, 240 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The antitype. Toward origins. Finding the beginning in the end. In the end - in that tremendous Vulgate phrase - ludens in orbe terrarum. --B. E.

Rental: $300.00
16mm Rental: $300.00

George Griffin

Thicket (1985) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"In this most recent of George Griffin's animations, the solitary and searching figure of a man journeys through a dreamlike landscape. He briefly finds love in the form of a woman, then loses her. The plaintive score, 'Berceuse Elegaic' by Ferruccio Busoni, emphasizes the sense of isolation ans loss. Griffin describes the inspiration for the film as an elegy to the unconscious--a story about the corruption of sentiment."--Museum of Modern Art.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Barbara Hammer

Optic Nerve (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound score by Helen Thorington. "Barbara Hammer's OPTIC NERVE is a powerful personal reflection on family and aging. Hammer employs filmed footage which, through optical printing and editing, is layered and manipulated to create a compelling meditation on her visit to her grandmother in a nursing home. The sense of sight becomes a constantly evolving process of reseeing images retrieved from the past and fused into the eternal present of the projected image. Hammer has lent a new voice to the long tradition of personal meditation in the avant-garde of the American independent cinema." -- John Hanhardt, Biennial Exhibition Catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987 Awards and Exhibition: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1987; First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Third Prize, Experimental Film Coalition Film Festival; Creteil Int'l Festival of Films by Women, France.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Barbara Hammer

Our Trip (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound score by Helen Thorington. "Barbara Hammer's OPTIC NERVE is a powerful personal reflection on family and aging. Hammer employs filmed footage which, through optical printing and editing, is layered and manipulated to create a compelling meditation on her visit to her grandmother in a nursing home. The sense of sight becomes a constantly evolving process of reseeing images retrieved from the past and fused into the eternal present of the projected image. Hammer has lent a new voice to the long tradition of personal meditation in the avant-garde of the American independent cinema." -- John Hanhardt, Biennial Exhibition Catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987 Awards and Exhibition: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1987; First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Third Prize, Experimental Film Coalition Film Festival; Creteil Int'l Festival of Films by Women, France.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Henry Hills

Money (1985) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Keywords: Dance, Political / Social Activism

Filmed primarily on the streets of Manhattan for the ambient sounds and movements and occasional pedestrian interaction to create a rich tapestry of swirling colors and juxtaposed architectural spaces in deep focus and present the intense urban over-flowing energy that is experience living here. MONEY is thematically centered around a discussion of economic problems facing avant-garde artists in the Reagan era. Discussion, however, is fragmented into words and phrases and reassembled into writing. Musical and movement phrases are woven through this conversation to create an almost operatic composition. Give me money! "If time is money, this 15-minute film is a bargain." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice "Henry Hills's most recent superspliced effort is MONEY, a speedy think-piece on cash and chaos in post-capitalist New York. -- It'll titillate your retina." -- Katherine Dieckmann, NY Talk Collections: Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Donnell Media Center collection of the NY Public Library.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Emily Hubley

Deliberating Man (1985) 16mm, color, 6 min

A "man" is manipulated by words and ultimately punished by the false deity created by misperception. Screenings: 1987 Short Stakes Series at the Symphony Space; Museum of Modern Art October 1990, May 1991. Selected Festivals: 1986 Thomas Edison/Black Maria Festival, 1986 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

A Journey to Ayer Rock (1985) , min

Consisting of two videos: 1) MOMENTS AT THE ROCK (1984) color, sound, 12 min. Grand Prize, Edison Black Maria International Film/Video Festival, 1986 "Very alluring... The pace of the images and sounds become hypnotic, and creates a sense of "dream time," something basic to the Aboriginal monuments itself." Carl E. Leoffler 2) EXCERPTS FROM (AYERS ROCK) (1985) color, sound, 20 min. video sale price: $70

Rental: $70.00

Takahiko Iimura

John Cage Performs James Joyce (1985) DVD NTSC, b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary_theatre, music

Sound by and with John Cage Document of a voice performance by John Cage who 'reads', 'vocalizes' and 'whispers' in three different manners his artificial language taken from 'Finnegens Wake' by James Joyce. Cage freely composed the letters according toa chance operation using the I-Ching.

Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

Christoph Janetzko

S1 (1985) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage

"Composed of film footage dating from the early years of this century to the present, S1 refers to much of the history of the cinema. Shots from fictional films and documentaries are organized in a collage-like fashion around the central image of an enlarged sprocket hole. The physical aspects of light and movement, and the plastic nature of the film itself, become the central elements of the work. The pictorial qualities of the footage take on different meanings in this new context, and the relationship of images around and within the sprocket-frame provokes a new association of ideas and possible connections. Produced on a specially conceived and constructed optical printer, this film incorporates usually invisible elements, creating new meanings for common images. In this manner, Janetzko creats a new filmic event."--Parabola Arts Foundation.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jim Jennings

Color Blind (1985) 16mm, color, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Traffic patterns between realities.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Jennings

Shades (1985) 16mm, black and white, 6.75 min

Genre: Experimental

City structures balanced in filmic structures.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Marjorie Keller

Answering Furrow, The (1985) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Owing to Virgil's Georgics. With assistance from Hollis Melton and Helene Kaplan. Music: Charles Ives, "Sonata for Violin and Piano #4 (Children's Day at the Camp Meeting)" and "Ambrosian Chant (Capella Musicale del Duomo di Milano)." Filmed in Yorktown Heights, New York; St. Remy en Provence, France; Mantua, Rome and Brindisi, Italy; and in Arcadia and the island of Kea in Greece. Georgic I -- The annual produce first seen in spring -- The furrowed earth ready for planting - The distribution, support and protection of young plants -- The implements of the garden. Georgic II -- The life of Virgil is recapitulated in summer, with a digression on the sacred -- The sheep of Arcadia -- The handling of bees -- The pagan Lion of Kea. Georgic III -- The skill and industry of the old man in autumn -- Ancient custom and modern method -- The use of implements of the garden. Georgic IV -- The compost is prepared at season's end -- The filmmaker completes THE ANSWERING FURROW with the inclusion of her own image. Note on the music: The music works with the image to parallel the trace of history. Ives recalls Protestant hymns, which recall the origin of the hymn in 12th century Milanese music, which allows for that music closest (in my experience of making this film) to the hum of bees and of amplifiers, the Orthodox Greek chant.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Claudia Kolgen

Wende (1985) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

An abstract film, which has as its theme, the relationship between image and the spoken word. The constantly moving image stands in juxtaposition to the gradual dissolution of the spoken word. --C. K.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Roland Krueger

Duesseldorf 84/85 (1985) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Saul Levine

Abrennen Soll Columbusn Medina (1985) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, political_social activism

The third tune of A FEW TUNES GOING OUT. A Memorial Day Parade of songs, histories, cross conversations and interchangeable parts.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Ernest Marrero

Before the Rise of Premonition (1985) 16mm, color, 19.5 min

Keywords: Family, Political / Social Activism

The story of a young suburban couple possessed of an uncanny command of the English language as a means of expressing the uncertainty and moral confusion of their generation. This strangely poetic drama embodies, within the microcosm of the family, the crisis of contemporary American liberalism. --E. M.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Mara Mattuschka

Ballhead (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Hands vigorously pull scraps of paper from an antiquated printing press, while their owner remains invisible. Then Mimi Minus and a razor blade; the incident is still shocking, even sixty years after Bunuel's cut into the pupil of an eye, or the brutal shaving of Joan of Arc. The shrouded head, wrapped in muslin, reappears and black paint is daubed over the top. Black is found in many of Mattuschka's films as if a child with dirty fingers had taken the exposed roll of film outside to play. Mara Mattuschka makes bacterial cinema as she daubs and scrawls. -- Stephan Settele

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mara Mattuschka

Para Sympathica (1985) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

In a Spanish magazine, I found a list of characteristics considered by the Catholic church to be positive and negative. With two exceptions, the positive characteristics represent passive attitudes. In my film, I represent them mimetically. Using animated imagery, I let the juices which are stimulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system flow over the body: tears, sweat, sperm, vaginal excretions.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Black Coffee (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

This film started out as a sort of music video to a wonderful old song by Pat Suzuki (also known as 'Miss Ponytail'). The song is called Black Coffee. Shots of me crawling the walls and old coffee commercials. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Fake Previews (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The preview format has always appealed to me: short, sweet and action packed. I decided to make my own to a fictitious film never to be made called 'Blondie + the Sheik,' starring Hester McMarkup and Angelo Q. Trashwad. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Holiday Magic (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired by a record to help women with beauty problems. I tried dubbing the voice of the man on the record into the mouth of some fat dude in a Spanish laxative commercial I had laying around. Lots of bits and pieces of unusual footage are used to further illustrate how ridiculous things can get. --H. M.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1985) 16mm, color, 150 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

"A continuation of my film diaries. The footage covers the period from 1969 to 1984. During the same period I shot much more footage than what you see in HE STANDS... I am including in this film only the most impersonal footage. Originally, I was planning to call this film ANTHROPOLOGICAL SKETCHES. It consists of scenes, sketches of people, activities, happenings, events outside - or almost outside - of my life which I am observing from a slight distance. There are some sketches that are from my personal life, I included them to balance, to warm up the impersonal material. There will be two more films from the same period: one will include all my 'personal' material (home, friends), the other all my 'abstract' material. The film consists of 124 brief sketches, each half-a-minute to about two minutes long. Portraits of people I have spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather (storms, snow blizzards, etc.), many of my film-maker friends such as Hans Richter, Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Adolfo Arrieta, Henri Langlois, Cavalcanti, Kubelka, Ken Jacobs, Kenneth Anger, Kuchars, Breer, Willard Van Dyke, Frampton, etc., or just friends, such as John Lennon, Jackie Onassis, Lee Radzwill, John Kennedy Jr. & Caroline, Tina and Anthony Radziwill, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, P. Adams Sitney, Yoko Ono, Raimund Abraham, Hermann Nitsch, Allen Ginsberg, George Maciunas, and countless others - streets and parks of New York - brief escapes into nature, out of town - nothing spectacular, all very insignificant, unimportant - misc. celebrations of life that has gone, by now, and remains only as recorded in these personal, brief sketches. 'You keep a diary & the diary will keep you.' - Mae West, to Peter Beard (from the film)" -- J.M.

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

Lee Murray

Security Family, The (1985) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Akiko Iimura

Late Lunch (1985) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, hand-processed, music, spiritual/mystical

Film & music poetry. 16mm to digital.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Abraham Ravett

Half-Sister (1985) 16mm, color, 22.15 min

Genre: Experimental

A recently discovered photograph of my half-sister, who was killed in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz, inspires the imagination to conceive a life that would have been.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Robert Rayher

Eclipsed: Still Life No. 4 (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Rayher

Traces (1985) 16mm, color & b/w, 63 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Patricia Rozema

Passion: a Letter in 16mm (1985) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Michael Siporin

Blink-O-Rama Theatre, The (1985) 16mm, color, 36 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Alan Sondheim

One Day in the Life of Tryon (1985) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Alan Sondheim

Travelling (1985) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Using a Computer I Graph (1985) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Elaine Summers

In the Absence and the Presence (1985) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $32.00
16mm Rental: $32.00

Phil Cummins

Vigo & Broadway (1985) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An articulation of the conflict between man and nature, told in the style of the cinepoem. The camera takes on the point of view of an egret, a great sea bird, its sense of vision fragmented, slow in coming. It takes time to assemble the parts of vision into meaningful forms. Taking rest for a moment on this sad world of men, it returns to sky.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Air's Rock (1985-2008) DVD NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

A huge isolated rock in the midst of desert in Australia: Ayers Rock. I produced two films around this rock, however, they are very contrasting in the way the films were made. Originally I produced the second film "Ayers Rock" for a laserdisc by the Pioneer company as part of a series of "Environmental Video," (typically, a lengthy fixed scene of , for example, a water fall with traditional Japanese music, a kind of video wall-painting), which was popular in the middle of the 1980s. As the document of its making, "Moments At The Rock" shot with an amateur video camera, is the first piece presented here. This camera got strange halations from the strong sunshine in the desert of Australia, and I was quite surprised by the result which surpassed the color change caused by nature over the rock. This film was awarded Grand Prize at Edison Int'l Film Festival, and was appreciated in advance of the other film as an experimental film far more than a document of the making of the laserdisc. The "Ayers Rock" released by the Pioneer company sold well with the popularity of Jazz pianist, Richie Byrach. But since I was not satisfied by the so called "Environmental Video," I drastically re-edited as "A Rock In The Light", and requested the music of Haruyuki Suzuki, contemporary composer. Different from the Jazz music, this music is unified with the image, which is far more visually structured, concepturising the passing of time and, I believe, this one went much further than the previous work. (T.I.)

Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1985-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 62 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #1 includes: OPHELIA, THE CAT LADY, JABBOCK, THE MIRROR GARDEN, PHASES OF THE MOON, OBLIVION, THE HEAVENS, EARTH, MINOR REVISIONS, RAZOR HEAD, SELF PORTRAIT, SADISTIC SELF PORTRAIT, SLASH PORTRAIT, HARD PORTRAIT

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Abraham Ravett

Three Films (1985-1999) color and b&w, 60 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history, diary

Compilation DVD

Half Sister (1985) 22 min, color, sound, 16mm.
A recently discovered photograph of my half sister, who was killed in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz, inspires the imagination to conceive a life that would have been.

In Memory (1933) 13 min, B&W, sound, 16mm
In Memory, is a tribute, a projected memorial to members of my family and all those who died under Nazi occupation.

The March (1999) 25 min, color & B&W, sound, 16mm
Utilizing a series of conversation conducted over a thirteen-year period between the filmmaker and his mother, The March, details Fela Ravett's recollections of the 1945 Death March from Auschwitz.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

Steve Bull

Farmwork (1985) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, family, music

Stop-action romanticizes the labors of a farmer and his son with the music of Ry Cooder.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

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