Gary Adlestein

Kore/Kouros (1987) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

A study of the male and female nude; in honor of the painter Harry Koursaros and the classical beauty he loved. Photos and paintings by Koursaros. The first 2.75 minutes are silent. "The most erotic film elegy that I can recall ever seeing." -- Albert Kilchesty

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Philosophy In The Bedroom (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Philosophical

After deSade, the meaning and shape of seduction.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Dominic Angerame

Continuum (1987) 16mm, VHS NTSC, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

"In a superb manner, CONTINUUM builds from the bottom up a complex and finely woven picture of a day-in-the-life of labor, or a work, in progress, and without end, microcosmically reflecting a history of any labor and many an art. "Through elegantly overlaid, constructionist windows of geometric form, we see into the turgid furnace of man's multifarious tasks, and, as in a vision, behold the ballet of his tools and accoutrements: steaming tar, turning pulleys, swishing mops, changing lights and sewer-plates, acetyline torches and sandblasting serpents, snorting sting of jackhammers and gleaming jewels amid grime where undinal heat makes the atmosphere buckle. "And in the midst of it all -- the streets, the bridges, the roads, the roofs, the endless river of communication cables and the windowed monoliths of jutting superstructure -- there stands man, that somewhat Sisyphian, but irrepressible beast; not so much brawny as dauntless, to wit, wired for the thing-at-hand, welded to the task made a titan in collective will. "The film is like a dream you can't put your finger on and can't forget, because the very truth of it is so evasive, suggestive, labyrinthine. And then it dawns on you, or rather circumnavigates you: the very fact of life is heroic, makes heroes of each of us, every man, woman, and child, from the carpenter unto the architect, and the whole of it is so thoroughly interdependent, so very closely interwoven." -- Ronald Sauer

16mm Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $$60 home use; $200 others

Gregory Anthon

Rhythm & Form; Grey Area III (1987) 16mm, black and white, 4.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Photographic animation is used to trace patterns of shapes found in nature from macroscopic to astronomic levels. Abstract images gradually dissolve into geometric forms until images of human life emerge, and finally return to abstract textures. A percussion soundtrack is used to emphasize rhythms inherent in the film. Videotape copies are available directly from the filmmaker.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Gregory Anthon

Travels And Dreams: Grey Area II (1987) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental film in which the viewer is hurtled through a series of dreamscapes. Optical printing is used to alter the experience of time, giving ordinary images a foreboding quality.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Baillie

Dr. Bish Remedies #1 (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Monologue. Ode of the Week Award. Connie Bunyer, glass organ. Linda Lovely. Local reportage and Wife of the Week award. Jazz piece with Roy Eldridge. Dr. Bish's elixir and White Monkey holding Peach Balm (ad). Requiem for the Trees.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Power Boothe

Beside Herself (1987) 16mm, black and white, 7.45 min

Genre: Experimental

A non-verbal dialogue between one woman and herself. The screen is split with the woman in black on one side and herself in white on the other. The film dwells on the threshold of self-awareness and deals with thefrustrations found in the inherent limits of self-awareness. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and Art Matters, Inc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Power Boothe

Our Man (1987) 16mm, black and white, 7.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on a story of a man who goes through a series of frustrations, who seeks help, but then finds escape. The film images follow the story through a series of meditations on the most incidental and marginal visual events. It is the details that surround the action which constitute the main focus.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Dante Quartet, The (1987) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

This hand-painted film work 6 years in-the-making (37 in the studying of the Divine Comedy ) demonstrates the earthly conditions of Hell, Purgatory, (to Transition), and Heaven (or existence is song, which is the closest I'd presume upon heaven from my experience) as well as the mainspring of/from Hell (HELL SPIT FLEXION) in four parts which are inspired by the closed-eye or hypnogogic vision created by those emotional states, Originally painted on IMAX and Cinemascope 70mm. and 35mm., these paint-laden rolls have been carefully rephotographed and translated to 35mm. and 16mm. compilations by Dan Yankosky of Western Cine.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Stan Brakhage

Faustfilm: An Opera (1987) 16mm, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

A collaboration between composer Rick Corrigan and Stan Brakhage, featuring Joel Haertling as Faust, Gretchen LeMaistre as Gretchen, Phillip Hathaway as Faust's friend and Paul Laundahl as Servant. This is the realization of a 30 year old dream (grant applications and fragments of script from the 1950's published in Brakhage's Metaphors on Vision), a wish of the young filmmaker to film a modern Faust (quite opposite of traditional Fausts) which finally came to a fulfillment as unpredictable and as absolute as, say, three decades of living experience. Like earlier artists who have treated the Faust legend... he uses it to explore the nature of obsession. But reversing the familiar idea of Faust as an old man yearning to be young, Brakhage makes him a world-weary young man who longs to be old... What makes the film striking is its rich imagery, superbly photographed in dark-hued tones, and its insistent visual rhythms. Brakhage is close to his peak as a bard of the camera and the editing table. -- David Sterritt

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Stan Brakhage

Kindering (1987) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This film presents the voice of a child play-singing in relation to full orchestral takes of the Times and visually juxtaposed with children-at-play (my grandchildren Iona and Quay Bartek) in Americana backyard. They are seen, as in a dream, to be already caught-up-in yet absolutely distinct-from the rituals of adulthood, The visuals were photographed and edited TO the music collage of Architect's Office performance A0124 by Trevor and Joel Haertling and Doug Stickler.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Emily Breer

Spiral (1987) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The earlier films CHICKEN, STORK & FLUKE play with wonderful, wacky abandon and a hearty sense of humor that permeate much of Breer's film, painting, and sculpture. Highly kinetic, and full of absurd juxtapositions, these works delight, but in their way keep more distance from emotion and personal revelation. SPIRAL continues this powerful but easy sense of collage, the layering of ambient sounds. image, and certainly the disdain for techno- fetishism, but SPIRAL hits one with a far more introspective and personal projection. Although Breer relies on these same processes, her system or rather instinct, for putting images together and creating sequences combines with images that engage on a more visceral level, resulting in a film that is, in fact, a spiraling in, a microscopic view, a peering inside. -- Robin Dickie, Collective for Living Cinema

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Zipper (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Text: Ron Padgett A diary or collage film, ranging from snow in the Catskills, with stop-overs in Boulder, Colorado and San Francisco, to Easter in New York, flowers and cows in Maine, a Caribbean carnival in Brooklyn, country fairs with men splitting wood and women weight-lifting; and a last section with all these combined and more. The film is also about Venus -- two of them actually -- one a classic Renaissance Venus, the other a Nordic, Gothic one, the Venus of the Broken Trees. The music is a collage too, ranging from Spike Jones to Hector Berlioz' "Nuits d'Ete."

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Silvestre Byrón

En el mundo de la luz (1987) black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A relation about the light phenomenon. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Experimental (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A relation about the experimental image. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Una telarana en las pupilas o el triunfo de la camara (1987) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A relation about the light phenomenon. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 46.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR? is conceived as a way to bracket my ongoing film investigations in the context of the aggressions of the late Twentieth Century: the title is from an etching by Goya, part of the Disasters of War series. The work is in seven detachable parts, each of which can be viewed by itself for its own qualities. The films don't form a single line, or even an expanding line, but rather map a series of concerns in relation to mind, to how one processes material, how it gets investigated, how it gets cut apart, how something else (inevitably) comes up.

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

Abigail Child

Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6) (1987) 16mm, black and white, 16.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

With Diane Torr, Ela Troyano, Plauto, Elion Sacker, Rex West. Additional sound: Christian Marclay, Charles Noyes, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsch. Photographed by Child, Jeff Preiss (second camera). Characters from PERILS reappear, this time in a film noir setting, soap opera thrillers and Mexican comic books generating the action. Perversely and equally inspired by de Sade's Justine and Vertov's sentences about the satiric detective advertisement, MAYHEM is my attempt to create a film in which Sound is the Character and to do so focusing on sexuality and the erotic. Not so much to undo the entrapment (we fear what we desire; we desire what we fear), but to frame fate, show up the rotation, upset the common, and incline our contradictions toward satisfaction, albeit conscious.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Cathy Cook

June Brides (1987) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Political / Social Activism

"JUNE BRIDES [...] hold out the hope of female transformation or appropriation of the dominant culture. Other makers seem much less optimistic about progressive possibilities, but it is significant that some women artists have turned their attention to looking frankly at men, trying to examine, rather than avoid or assume, knowledge of the masculine" --Chuck Kleinhans

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Sharon Couzin

Shells and Rushes (1987) 16mm, color, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Literature & Theater

"The lush and mysterious realm evoked by SHELLS AND RUSHES recalls the uncanny eclecticism of the surrealists. Strange, flesh-like sea shells, restlessly turning and quivering; enigmatic allusions to classical mythology, such as the Birth of Venus and Leda and the Swan; and paradoxical uses of positive and negative space variously bring to mind Man Ray, Dali and Cornell. But Couzin's film creates its own rich, secretive world and provides its own astonishing pleasures. Accompanied by an otherworldly soundtrack of ancient throat-singing, this deftly edited film is by turns seductive, humorous and serene." -- Rafael Wang "Two simultaneous trips: one around summertime Alaska where the grasses are trying to grow and the children are allowed to point; the other upon the artist's magic table. Here nature is frozen into a pretty marble chessboard with slate backside. Here culture and imagination, seashell sexuality, bits of string, oceans of dyed silica gel dewing petally ladies, twittery families of seashells, seashell logic and perspective, Madonna ... romp supreme. Deep guttural Eskimo chants. You're in the land where Beauty lives and dies. No, you're back in summertime AL. sorry AK." -- Dennis Couzin

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Coney Island (1987) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism

"A haunting document of what was once the worlds most famous amusement park beach resort." - Naked Eye Cinema

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Mark Daniels

Influence of Strangers (genealogy), The (1987) 16mm, color_black and white, 74 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"The central or generating idea of the film is announced in the subtitle (genealogy). The film is, at bottom, an essay at understanding descent, derivation and origin from within that process; standing always where we walk- in the present- traversing a surface that even in its most banal details is historical. Thus the concentration on objects and gestures. Born into a world already in progress, our flesh is trained by the objects we encounter. These objects having been derived from the possibilities of the body, return these possibilities as facts.

Rental: $190.00
16mm Rental: $190.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Claudia (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Political / Social Activism

"And what of girls, lesbians, the ultimate stereotypes? Claudia opens with a distant bay, oil derricks in a chemical haze, landscape littered with industrial debris. An 'establishing shot,' establishing nothing but itself: A hallucinatory science fiction beauty in which to indulge. Car in the driveway, mundane but for the sublime glide along its metal. Woman's body on a bed. Indecipherable murmurings, some sex. As if it's forbidden, impossible, to see your own body, 'Girl,' searching the mirror for something you call your 'self.'" -- Laurie Weeks Sale:$50 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $100.00

Daniel Eisenberg

Cooperation of Parts (1987) 16mm, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, History, Philosophical

The images for COOPERATION OF PARTS were shot in Europe in 1983. The film begins at a train station in Calais, France and ends on a street in Radom, Poland. In between are images of Paris, Munich, Dachau, Berlin, Warsaw and Auschwitz/Birkenau. Unlike most films that deal with the Holocaust, COOPERATION OF PARTS takes place firmly in the present and does not attempt to recapitulate history. Using lists, descriptions of photographs, a catalog of proverbs, images of streets, trains, ruins and riots, the film explores the territory of the recent past with a second generation perspective, distanced through time and reflection. With the visual field as a touchstone for a complex set of narrative associations, the film spins a tight web of memory, history, and experience. It is within this web that the film finds its wider significance: as a model for how daily life, history, first hand and second hand experience bind, through purpose or chance, to form identity itself.

Rental: $115.00
16mm Rental: $115.00

Mary Filippo

Who Do You Think You Are (1987) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

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

In WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I talk about wanting to be a hero and show myself passive and inactive. I've used cigarette smoking and the "heroes" presented in cigarette commercials to suggest that advertising has transformed my desire to act heroically into cigarette consumption. That this particular consumption is self destructive and addictive is important since I want to suggest a link between self destructive behavior and my inability to "be a hero." The film is a collage of my own footage, "found" cigarette commercials and images filmed from television.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Holly Fisher

Soft Shoe (1987) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Filmed in Romania, Germany, and Paris, including images from Documenta 6, Kassel, W. Germany, and from The Beaubourg Museum, Paris. Swinging udders, convent, nude descending, woman walking, Dachau, voices in a bread shop... Optical printing links East with West in a mosaic of layered and shifting images. This film is about walking: and about memory--personal and collective. --H. F.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dave Gearey

Lightplay (1987) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Composed of 8 separate film sketches recorded in New York's Central Park: Bikes, Volleyball, Soccer, Runners, Boats, Basketball, Baseball and Roller-skating. LIGHTPLAY is about the delight of watching people at play. While the viewer's attention shifts to follow movement, measure rhythms, notice idiosyncratic gestures or listen to the layered sounds of the park, we discover that there is more to being a spectator than meets the eye. Below the surface of textured images, diverse tempos and different, if not polar, visual qualities, we encounter a design that mimics the dynamic and constructive nature of looking and listening. LIGHTPLAY becomes a film about the art of seeing.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Carl Michael George

Whippoorwill (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A grand scale oeuvre featuring Washington D. C. as the star. Ethel Merman makes a comeback as "Americana" - Uncle Sam in drag. A Brutal Scrap between yuppies over the wares of an Apple Annie ensues on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange. Through the use of tableau vivant, the paintings of Rockwell Kent, Edward Lannan, and Raphael Sayer come to life and combine with visions of Lower East Side tennements and urban squalor to illustrate the lies of broken promises behind "The Greatness Of A Nation"

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Silvianna Goldsmith

Oneiro: In the Shadow of Idadora (1987) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Literature & Theater

"Oneiro means dream in Greek. This video is a dream trip from classic to modern in imagery. In Jungian terms, the shadow is the other self. The dancer performs five dances in the style of Isadora Duncan that seem to be a ritual descent and emergence through a shadow self. The video utilizes computer-generated and other experimental effects. Lori Belilove, the dancer and choreographer, is one of the foremost exponents of the dances of Isadora Duncan today. "ONEIRO: IN THE SHADOW OF ISADORA is an homage to Isadora Duncan. The movements of dancer Lori Belilove are superimposed on images of ancient Greek temples, paintings, sculptures and the Aegean Isles, in an ethereal, airy, charming piece, set to music by Ravel." -- Lori Weinless

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Bette Gordon

Greed: Pay To Play (1987) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Three women hav ea strange claustraphobic encounter in the ladies lounge of a luxurious manhattan hotel. Set in a timeless "twilight zone" where objects bear a menacing aura and seemingly harmless conversation carries a thretening subtext.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Gottheim

Mnemosyne Mother of Muses (1987) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A mirrored form in counter-movement, dense with emotion-charged memory -- a rapidly sparking dynamism of image and afterimage, swirling resonant words/music, juxtaposing loss, my father's stroke, Toscanini, Siodmak's The Killers, the Red Robin Diner. ... I seem to be quickening.

Rental: $72.00
16mm Rental: $72.00

Larry Gottheim

Red Thread, The (1987) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Mostly shot in San Francisco and Northern California, material filmed (using the camera almost as a p[r/a]inter, a means of shaping the visual world as film, but without reflection) in response to what that world was opening in me. "Material!" -- analogies between weaving and spinning thread and images already a pattern within film history (e. g., in Deren) is here carried into further ramifications of unraveling and patterning in fabric- and cinema-making, as well as in personal and mythic dimensions. The open unfolding structure, which pulls away from the balanced design of much of my work, gives equal weight to the sound composition. Involves "opening" with its perils and ambiguities.

Rental: $68.00
16mm Rental: $68.00

Vincent Grenier

Time's Wake (1987) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Made from material I collected through the years when I went back to visit my parents at l'Ile d'Orleans, Quebec. It includes both home movie and other types of footage which peculiarly inform on each other. In this film the camera I, in extension with home movie reality, is a living, participating entity. The film represents an endearing but removed artifact, a strange contradiction between loneliness and frozenness. -- V. G., notes from Collective for Living Cinema, Nov. 1984

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Hammer

No No Nooky TV (1987) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

NO NO NOOKY TV posits sexuality to be a social construct in a "sex-text" of satiric graphic representation of "dirty pictures." Made on an Amiga Computer and shot in 16mm film, NO NO NOOKY TV confronts the feminist controversy around sexuality with electronic language, pixels and interface. Even the monitor is eroticized in this film/video hybrid that points fun at romance, sexuality, and love in our post-industrial age.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Hammer

Place Mattes (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound score by Terry Setter. Traveling mattes of the artist's torso, limbs, and extremities in Puget Sound, Yosemite and the Yucatan. Her attempt to "touch" nature is removed and blocked between figure and ground setups by the optical printer's flatness of planes. As the figure and ground are presented as two planal relationships, flattened and made two-dimensional through optical printing, so the artist (figure) is unable to touch the natural environment (ground) in Puget Sound, Yosemite and the Yucatan, yet finally comes to rest in the interior space of a restaurant.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ken Jacobs

Jerry Takes a Back Seat, Then Passes Out of the Picture (1987) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

In an earlier film, STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH, I demonstrated how the cosmos turns on the fact of Jerry Sims. I'd been attending his school-of-scuffed-shoes majoring in Simsism. One day scuffing midtown (or were we strolling on the capsizing Titanic?) the master was pulling choice items from pockets stuffed with obituary pages when we met his father. Popeye doesn't chance upon Pappy and let things pass. Jerry was flailing and spitting, disassociatively screaming small talk at him as the old man turned to politely aghast me: "Look at him. He had the brains of an Einstein. He could draw all the funnies. What happened?" olive Oyl might've replied, "If we knew the answer to that we'd know the answer to everything!"Later I'd veer off just as the answer was coming to me. It'd taken on the shape of The Black Hole. A Black Hole approaches in a curious way, edges dropping away until it gets to you. I got the idea and I graduated. --K. J.

Rental: $33.00
16mm Rental: $33.00

Jon Jost

Plain Talk and Common Sense (uncommon senses) (1987) 16mm, color, 110 min

PLAIN TALK is a complex essay film on the State of the Nation, made for Britain's Channel Four in the year 1986-87. The work involved extensive travel around the United States, and poses an examination of just what America is, or what do we mean when we speak of it. Done in a series of radically different sections which collide with each other in a manner intended to provoke thinking, PLAIN TALK, which was made by an Americans, and intended for American viewers, was indeed broadcast in Britain, but somewhat predictably, not in the USA. Selection for the Whitney Biennale, 1987; shown at Berlin, London, Yamagata, and many other festivals. "No filmmaker could be more in the American grain that Jost, and Uncommon Senses proves to be a stunning experience, a totally original and challenging essay on America." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times "Plain Talk and Common Sense is Jost's most successful film yet - a movie of expansive negativity, that putting patriotism under erasure, proposes to represent American and then revels in its inability to do so." -- J Hoberman, Village Voice "Funny, sinister and engrossingly watchable, it's a surprising and accessible success for a director notorious for his low-budget minimalism. And despite his complaint that the words have been hijacked by the loony right, it could only have been made by a patriotic American." -- John Gill, Time Out, London

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Karl Kels

1981-1987 Karl Kels (1987) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

1981 karl kels (heuballen) "Karl Kels's first film is a playful short piece comprised od shots of haystacks in the countryside. Quick repetition of frames and the dance-like rhythm in which the frames are combined create an illusion of movement within the single shot in which no actual movement takes place, save for one passing car. The combination of diffrent images in short sequences forces a new reality upon the haystacks, making them move in every possible direction. Short as it is, this debut already puts its finger upon some of the characteristics that have remained of great importance throughout Kels' entire work so far: the inseparable world of the single frame and time as an artistic controlling device."--Myriam van Lier 1982 karl kels (kondensstreifen) "(...) at the heart of KONDENSSTREIFEN is an event which is unique and unstaged, and which is unlikly to ever repeat itself. The plane crosses the screen from the left to the upper right corner. Halfway on its journey, a bird flies into the frame and crosses the plane's condensation trail exactly at its very end, making a perfectly sharp diagonal as it slowly reaches for its lower right corner. Within the hasty and fragmented reality of the film, the bird's apperance suddenly displays a spacious and endless quality."-- Myriam van Lier 1983 karl kels (schleuse) "Six shots of water are brought together in a composition in which rhythmical combinations of frames, presented in a repetitive but slighly varying sequences, build up a silent yet dramatically developing performance.(...)Again, qualities of time and movement prevail in the creation of a highly sensual cinema in which logic is replaced by a new order."--Myriam van Lier 1987 karl kels (bowery/fragment) "In 1986 Kels received a fellowship that allowed him to study at Cooper Union in New york. During his stay there, Kels spent some six month at the Bowery in Lower Manhattan. He began hanging out with the less fortunate who eke out an existence in cheap hotels or on the street, and became friendly with many of them. In the lives of the mostly male alcoholics who survive on open comradery and cheap alcohol, he discoverd a rich unstaged world, which he slowly started to film. BOWERY/FRAGMENT is but a short fragmant of what a final film on this subject could offer, yet it stands by itself and clearly bears the director's mark. Against the background of a run-down Prince Hotel we see men who pass time together, deliberately portrayed by Kels' clear eye for framing and detail, and yet whose acts and movements cannot be controlled."--Myriam van Lier 1987 karl kels (nashoerner) "It is at the end of this film that the rhinoceroses occupy centre stage and perform mundane activities such as moving from left to right within their zoo pens. And it is right at the end of this that these archaic beasts will slowly and imperturbably cross the threshold of their cage, the door of which will have slid open mechanically. At that moment, gestures attain their intrinsic timelessness, with the camera recording what takes place in front of it in real time. This relative calm for the spectator (nothing is more peaceful than a rhinoceros in its everday life) contrasts in a spectacular way with the previous frantic minutes. As his work is based upon using time freely, the film-maker has done his utmost to organise sequences of images according to an acceleration which is external to the animals in the zoo, but coherent within the process of cinematographic creation. (...)In pure fiction that is only possible thanks to the cinema, these rhinoceroses and their setting are literally exhausted by the playful manipulations of the filmmaker before once again finding, in our company, the sort of peacefulness they need to leave the stage."--Jean Perret

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Lewis Klahr

Her Fragrant Emulsion (1987) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

HER FRAGRANT EMULSION is an obsessional homage to the 60's B-film actress Mimsy Farmer. The film's visceral collage images act as a metaphor for sensuality and move in and out of sync with the soundtrack to evoke the distancing and intimacy cycles that are common in love relationships. --L. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Roland Krueger

Chicago 86/87 (1987) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Mara Mattuschka

I Have Been Very Pleased (1987) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

And our emperor said: Thank you. It's been very nice. I have been pleased.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lee Murray

Continuous Entertainment (1987) 16mm, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Vivian Ostrovsky

*** (Three Stars) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Originally super-8 blown up to 16mm Produced and directed by Vivian Ostrovsky. Edited by Ostrovsky and Jean Pecheux. Sound by Ostrovsky and Patrick Genet. Sarah and Paul leave their native California once a year to eat their way through France. They test the Michelin guide's recommendations for three-star ratings (the top rating) and between meals still have time to do some wine-tasting at the best cellars. The filmmaker follows them around in a second car...

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Abraham Ravett

Balcony, The (1987) 16mm, black and white, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

The lives of people are observed within the confines of one, twenty-two story high rise apartment complex and its adjacent courtyard. Shot over a period of fifteen months and from one vantage point, THE BALCONY speculates on the evanescence of all our lives.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Sharon Sandusky

Richtung (1987) 16mm, color, 2.45 min

Genre: Experimental

"Through precision in editing and the choice of elements in her film Richtung, whose sound was done in Frankfurt, Sharon Sandusky achieves a metaphor for 'external control and guidance'..." -- Ines Sommer, Chicago-Frankfurt Film Exchange

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives and digitized in 2016.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Turner, 1987; PPI, 1986; NYC, 1985; Puerto Renasco, 1985; Framed, 1984; Nightfall, 1984 "Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack." -- Barbara Hammer, Yesterday and Tomorrow, California Women Artists. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives and digitized in 2016.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Turner (1987) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Paul Sharits

Rapture (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

"RAPTURE is a fierce vision of a Dionysian experience, a tightly controlled visual statement about the abandonment of self to heightened transportive states. It is also an exploration of the similarity between 'religious' and 'visionary' ecstasy and psychotic states." -- CEPA (Buffalo) "There is another antecedent for this videotape contained in the remarkable paper print collection of films in the Library of Congress that includes a series of clinical documents of people afflicted with epilepsy filmed at the turn of the century. Those films present a paradox for the viewer: Observing events (seizures) where pain remains trapped mutely and invisibly within the confines of the body even as its shadow is projected as a measurable mass across the indexical grid of the cinematic recording device. I imagine RAPTURE as another look at the inarticulateness of pain -- the inadequacies of the recording device for fixing the radical subjectivity of pain ... or ecstasy. In RAPTURE we are presented with a wounded and relentlessly objectified body demonstrating, with almost clinical control, the varieties of its own objectification." -- Barbara Lattanzi Exhibition: CEPA Video Program, Buffalo; Kino Arsenal; Kino Eis Zeit; Infermental 7 (traveling exhibition of world video); Offensive Video Kunst, Dortmund, West Germany; London Film Festival; Int'l Audio Visual Experimental Festival, Arnhem, Holland; SF Cinematheque.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Steve Siegel

Dream City (1987) color, 27 min

Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise Forge Mountaintop Blue Tanks (1987) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Film accompaniment (with sound) for Damaged Life performances; Denise de la Cerda sings in various locations, with or without accompaniment; the film audio is part of the concert. Can be viewed on their own, or used during intermission or audience entry.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Alan Sondheim

Denise/Drucker, Theatrefilm, Wilkesbarre, Breakers, TVX2 (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A collection of music/sound pieces with audio by my group (1986-90) Damaged Life. THEATREFILM relates a "hysteric" and occasionally inaudible narrative concerning a TV evangelist's sexual perversions; WILKESBARRE, filmed in my home town of Wilkes-Barre, PA, during a crafts festival, uses music from the event as input to a real-time on-site Damaged Life mix. TVX2 are two television pieces also involving the group.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Despair (1987) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

A film of lyrical images documenting despair; it establishes a strange languorous mood throughout. My silent films are difficult to create; they must establish an inner and inchoate language for the viewer.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Insane Laura (1987) Super 8, color, 22 min

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Andrej Zdravic

Restless (1987) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Iceland, where this film was shot in 1985, is in a state of continuing creation which manifests itself in hot springs, steam eruptions and geysers. It is a magical land of vast expanses, strange rock formations, countless rivers, cascades and glaciers. Its skies are laden with moisture and its Northern latitude accounts for seemingly endless (spring) days marked by eerie twilights. This windswept and desolate earth paradoxically vents great heat and energy from its inner core. RESTLESS evokes some of the power of this young Earth.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Nick Zedd

Police State (1987) 16mm, , 18 min min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body

An innocent man is harrased by the cops. Featuring Rockets Redglare.

Rental: $75
16mm Rental: $75

Leslie Thornton

She Had He So He Do He To Her (1987) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Phil Cummins

Four Films by Phil Costa Cummins (1987) VHS NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

VIGO & BROADWAY (1985, VHS, color/so, 5m): See film description above. VOYAGER (1987, VHS, color/so, 3m): Shot in my mother's living room a short time after my father's death. The film combines images of objects in the room with family photographs, old films and soft light refractions in green and gold. The images suggest the contemplative nature of thought-memory; a kind of universal state of consciousness in which all memories are melded into one. ANGELS (1988, color/si, 2m): See film description above. SMOKY'S JOURNAL (1989, color/si, 16m) A silent diary film shot while living in a rural area from the summer of 1988 through the spring of 1989. States of mind are expressed in the film through visual relationships to animals and nature and through the play of light on Kodachrome 40. Changes in mood are denoted by the structural changes in editing, from languid and pastoral to anxious and frenetic, and by the seasonal changes in nature.

VHS_NTSC Sale: $30.00

Phil Cummins

Requiem (1987) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

The resurrection of myth in a simple play of light and shadow. The images of epochs are evoked within these short passages. *Note: REQUIEM is included free of charge with rental of the three other films, FIRE, HANDMADE and MOONDANCE.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

City Symphony Parts 1 & 2 (1987-1997) DVD NTSC, b/w, 60 min

Contains the five films: Continuum (1987), Deconstruction Sight (1995), Premonition (1995), In the Course of Human Events (1997), Line of Fire (1997).

More information about the City Symphony series can be found here: http://www.leftcurve.org/LC35WebPages/Brutal%20Reality%20of%20Change.Dominic%20Angerame.pdf

DVD NTSC Sale: $100 individuals/ $400 institutions (with The Soul of Things)

Linda Dement

Heart (1987) DVD NTSC, Color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art, Artists, Body, Philosophical, Queer, Bi, Trans

A gang of punk girls, with knives, bikes, killer intent & a dingo, roam the streets, pash in public toilets and come to a confrontation in a back alley. A threatening naked figure in a dark interior demolishes a heart. A prisoner is taken. The ferret is washed clean of blood.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Roberta Cantow

The Book of Laughs (1987) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, personal diary & journal

Life-Loss--Love-Loss-Death Leads the viewer head-on into the complex intimacy between two sisters and their losses, both growing up, and by the death of one. This is the Book of Laughs, the fairy tale promise of good times. These sisters have touched and held on to each other through many frightening nights, and they have laughed.

Rental: $135.00
16mm Rental: $135.00

Abraham Ravett

Short Filmes Volume III (1987-2008) color and b&w, 56.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation DVD

Ijime Part 1 (2008) 13 min, sound, Beta SP and Mini

Ijime Part II (2007) 8 min, sound, Beta SP and Mini DV

Tziporah (2007) 7 min, SILENT, 16mm

North Side / South Side (2006) 5:30 min, SILENT, Beta SP and Mini DV

Garden (1999) in collaboration with Bill T. Jones, 8 min, color, sound, 16mm and video

Jack Haber (1987) 15 min, b&w, SILENT, 16mm

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

Su Friedrich

Damned If You Don't (1987) BW, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Queer Bi Trans

Script, direction, camera, editing, and sound editing by Su Friedrich. Script consulting and set decoration by Cathy Quinlan. Production managing by Peggy Ahwesh. Produced by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the DAAD. "Damned If You Don't is a real prize. Beautifully shot in black and white, it blends conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voicovers to create an intimate study of sexual expression and repression. It begins with footage from a stylish old potboiler about an isolated convent, whose tale of passions leashed and unleashed provides the leitmotif for a young lesbian who watches it and the lonely nun she pursues and seduces. As the two women's lives come closer to joining, voiceovers from the biography of a 16th century lesbian nun and the reminiscences of a woman's closeted romances at a Catholic school flesh out the theme. When the two women finally meet and make love, the woman's careful unwrapping of the nun's complicated prison of clothing is both foreplay and liberating metaphor. The film is as hypnotic as a dream." -Andrew Rasanen, BAY WINDOWS Selected Film Festival Screenings and Awards: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 1990 Athens Film Festival BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE FILM, 1988 Atlanta Film Festival 1989 Whitney Biennial, NY; 10eme Festivale Internationale des Filmes des Femmes, Creteil, France; Festival of Festivals, Toronto; Flaherty Film Festival, NY; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Virginia Festival of American Film, Charlottesville; First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Budapest; Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan; Third International Festival of Films by Women, Montreal; "Filmmor" Women's Film Festival, Turkey Cast The Nun: Peggy Healey The Other Woman: Ela Troyano Voiceovers by Makea McDonald, Martina Siebert and Cathy Quinlan

Rental: $164.00
16mm Rental: $164.00

Faith Hubley

Time of the Angels (1987) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: children & youth, ethnic & multicultural , history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

"Time of the Angels" is a view of the Americas from an indigenous perspective. The poetry of Nezahualcotl, Aztec Emperor of Texcoco (1420-1472), tells us of our brief moment here on Earth. Jose Chocano of Peru reminds us of the terror of the conquistadors and Gabriela Mistral of Chile speaks of the guardian angel who watched over our children. The text is in English and Spanish. Music by William Russo.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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