Gary Adlestein

S-8 Diaries: 1987/89 (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

LA 3/87, sync. sound memento of West Coast visit (Buddy K., the desert, Filmforum, Hollywood). Cited by Howard Guttenplan as one of the outstanding films of the 1988 Exit Art Int'l Forum of S8mm, New York; WILDWOOD 2/88, a Sunday/winter drive to the Jersey shore and back. Two films on one reel.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Candy (1989) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Literature & Theater

A portrait of Philadelphia-based poet and painter Candy Kaucher; three cameras shooting (randomly on/off after J. Cage), synch sound; camera rolls A/B/C printed.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Pink Venise I Like (1989) Super 8, color, 11.5 min

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

A continuation of some of the concerns of my ITALIAN PLACES series (spontaneous, in-camera responses to place and situation) with the addition of the layering of images and sounds -- through AB printing -- which the overwhelmingly sensuous plentitude (paradoxical in a place that has whispered "Death" to so many) of Venice suggested. "Venise dousse son plaiser tout de suite." -- Jean Cocteau

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Deadman, The (1989) 16mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Literary & Theatre

"THE DEADMAN charts the adventures of a nearly naked heroine who leaves the corpse of her dead lover in a country house, goes to a bar and sets in motion a scabrous free-form orgy before returning to her house to die. The film manages to approximate the transgressive poetic prose of Bataille (a mixture of elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor) while celebrating female sexual desire without the usual patriarchal-porn trimmings." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader Made with Keith Sanborn. Featuring performances by Jennifer Montgomery, Roman Quanta la Gusta, Scott Shat, Diane Torr and Leslie Singer.

Rental: $160.00
16mm Rental: $160.00

Peggy Ahwesh

Martina's Playhouse (1989) Color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

A film about the riddles of our sexual construction and the complexities of play. "Since the mid-'70s, feminist filmmakers have taken up the gauntlet of visual representation, challenging sexist imagery with new paradigms of difference. One of the wittiest contenders is Ahwesh, whose film, MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE, premiered at the Collective for Living Cinema. If the unprecedented success of Pee-Wee Herman suggests (let's hope) a potential crisis in masculinity, then MARTINA'S PLAYHOUSE signals that the equally artificial construct of femininity is ready to explode." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Super 8 to Video.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $120.00

Martin Arnold

piece touchee (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

An 18-second sequence originally from a fifties American "B" movie is reproduced frame by frame and altered as to its temporal and spatial progression. Given factors: her and him, the scenographic space and the time spent in that scenographic space.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Pamela Bennett

Diary (1989) 16mm, black and white, 2.25 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Music, Personal / Diary / Journal

The zither and me.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Pamela Bennett

Glances (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A minimalist epic -- a theme and variations on a single brushstroke, with a great deal more discovered from it than one would have thought possible. Though we never learn the identity of the film's protagonist it develops a definite character and personality -- sometimes mercurial, sometimes determined -- which makes it as endearing as the human characters in many other films.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Faust 4 (1989) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Music by Rick Corrigan. This is the imaged thought process of young Faust escaping the unbearable pictures of his broken romantic idyll, mentally fleeing the particulars of his dramatized "love," Faust's mind ranging the geography of his upbringing and its structures of cultural hubris -- the whole nervous system "going to ground" and finally "becoming one" with the hypnagogically visible cells of his receptive sight and inner cognition ... all that I could give him of Heaven in this current visualization of these ancient themes.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Stan Brakhage

Visions in Mediation #2: Mesa Verde (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

This meditation takes its visual imperatives from the occasion of Mesa Verde, which I came to see finally as a Time rather than any such solidity as Place. "There is a terror here," were the first words which came to mind on seeing these ruins; and for two days after, during all my photography, I was haunted by some unknown occurrence which reverberated still in these rocks and rock-structures and environs. I can no longer believe that the Indians abandoned this solid habitation because of drought, lack-of-water, somesuch. (These explanations do not, anyway, account for the fact that all memory of The Place, i. e., where it is, was eradicated from tribal memory, leaving only legend of a Time when such a place existed.) Midst the rhythms, then, of editing, I was compelled to introduce images which corroborate what the rocks said, and what the film strips seemed to say: The abandonment of Mesa Verde was an eventuality (rather than an event), was for All Time thus, and had been intrinsic from the first such human building.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

Visions in Meditation #1 (1989) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a film inspired by Gertrude Stein's "Stanzas In Meditation," in which the filmmaker has edited a meditative series of images of landscapes and human symbolism "indicative of that field-of-consciousness within which humanity survives thoughtfully." It is a film "as in a dream," this first film in a proposed series of such being composed of images shot in the New England states and Eastern Canada. It begins with an antique photograph of a baby and ends with a child loose on the landscape, interweaving images of Niagara Falls with a variety of New England and Eastern Canadian scenes, antique photographs, windows, old farms and cityscapes, as it moves from deep winter, through glare ice, to thaw.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Emily Breer

Brute Charm (1989) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

BRUTE CHARM consists primarily of images of animals I shot in Africa, combined with animation on an optical printer. A steady stream of conscious and unconscious visual choices loosely constructs a journey through the animal kingdom and my thoughts which developed around it. BRUTE CHARM is an exploration into our unsocialized selves. Lion Sex Flamingo Death and a yellow rubber glove in the Kenyan wild. There's mud in your Ear easier than an Elephant thru the eye of the beholder. "BRUTE CHARM, New Yorker Emily Breer's twenty-five minute African film ... left me muttering, "... she's a genius ... she's a genius ..."; and I am still at a loss of words to describe the inventive complexity of her work, overwhelmed as I am in recognition of a clear new genuineness of creativity engaging Film." -- Stan Brakhage, Rolling Stock Magazine

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Noll Brinckmann

Stief (1989) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement Nature, landscape

"STIEF (PANSY) deals with the energy of color in a more or less abstract way, using flowers and clusters of arranged objects as profilmic material. The artificiality of some of the images contrasts with the botanic naturalness of others so that the tension between different compositional and photographic approaches becomes an additional issue. The film consists of several 'chapters' or 'stanzas' that differ in pace, color scheme, and emotional stance."

Rental: $42.00
16mm Rental: $42.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Great Regular Flavor (1989) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A pleasant tasting summer film made in New York and Searsmont, Maine. With poems by Daniel Shapiro (age five), performances by Dana Reitz, Yoshiko Chuma and Wang Pint; music by Duke Ellington and Gamelon of Bali.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Ostensibly (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

John Campbell

Rites of Passage (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

A hybrid film/video piece that seeks to distill the basic emotional components that characterize those phases in life when one goes through rapid and profound personal growth. The piece is divided into 3 segments which describe in symbolic/metaphorical terms the progressive events of a visionary experience that accompany an individual's Rite of Passage. Each segment is punctuated with an alchemal symbol which denotes a process used in the synthesis of gold. Gold signifies the objective of the alchemist, or the enlightenment of the vision quest.

Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

John Campbell

Sacred and Profane (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 32 min

Genre: Experimental

(comes in hand-crafted box) A Compilation of Films and Videos from a Retrospective Screening of my work at Rogues' Gallery, Philadelphia Contents: "Form and Void" (1995) An abstract animated film utilizing ink-blot images and the audience's cognitive processes to evoke visions of plants, animals, demons and mandalas. "Rites of Passage" (1989) An experimental video combining vague, painterly images with alchemal symbols to represent the catalysts of personal growth and change. "Wet Jesus Dry Jesus" (1992) A blatant attempt to provoke controversy, presenting Christ as the object of female sexual fantasy. Alternate meaning: The suffocating sense of martyrdom experienced by a man in a bad relationship. "Order Now" (1990) A found-footage video that is both amusing and painfully direct in its criticism of commercial advertising's tactics. Title appears at the end of the piece. "Ani-Poly Spot" (1991) A 30-second "spot" or commercial for an imaginary fascist product. "Pornography" (1988) Electronically processed pornographic images and video feedback combine to form a nihilistic view of sex as a commodity. "Gravuren DeSade" (1993) A kinestasis animation depicting scenes from the works of the Marquis de Sade. Degraded imagery used to evoke the sense of a film as an artifact. Untitled Bonus Footage (1994) A man with a sledgehammer in Death Valley. "Permanent Man" (1990) A music video made for the band, Gutbucket. A frenetic collage of images including super-8, found footage, and Fisher Price pixelvision depicts the seedy world of white-collar drug traffickers. "The Secret" (1987) Re-scanned video, arcane symbols, and 20's dance music combine to present a "fever dream" of repressed desires. "Dance of the Phosphenes" (1983) One of my earliest films. Super-8 animation that takes an eerie journey through time and space. Goes from the subatomic world to the realm of the galaxies in 90 seconds. Untitled Bonus Footage (1995) Surveillance video of North Hollywood gang members breaking into my car. Instructions to the tape operator are superimposed.

VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Abigail Child

Mercy Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 7) (1989) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

MERCY, the last in the series, is encyclopedic ephemera, exploring public visions of technological and romantic invention, dissecting the game mass media plays with our private perceptions.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Pip Chodorov

Numero 4 (1989) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

The single frame is the only visible unit in film, yet it is nearly invisible. To see a single frame goes against the nature of cinema; even if that is its very nature. If every frame holds the same image, there will be no movement; if they are completely different from each other, there will be no movement either, but chaos. By using a still camera like a film camera and a film camera like a still camera, Numero 4 rides on the edge between film and photography. One unedited super-8 camera roll.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Cathy Cook

Bust Up (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Psychology & Mental Health

"BUST UP is a tickling thriller about an afternoon tea that's an introduction to an out-of-town visitor. During the tea, Holly spontaneously transforms into several female personas that entertain and startle the curious guest. Holly's multiple BUST UP personas are all obsessed with the beverage tea and the formalities of etiquette, pedigree and hospitality. Still photography and repetitive camera innercuttings create a montage of film styles that with a comedic edge project the tension of this close encounter of a sterepphonic mind." --Jerome Schultz

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Cramer

Haiku Series Parts I & III (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Landscape & Architecture

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - A New England family weekend takes on the sparse simplicity of a Japanese haiku.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Vivienne Dick

London Suite (Gettng Sucked In) (1989) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Hovering between fact and fiction the film depicts a slacker existence in London. London's cultural diversity unfolds as Vivenne Dick portrays her friends, their lifestyles, what they talk about and how they talk. In this kaleidoscopic arrangement of encounters and re-enactments, equal weight is given to the passionate and the banal.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Grapefruit (1989) VHS NTSC, color, 39 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, History

"In Cecilia Dougherty's Grapefruit, based obliquely on Yoko Ono's book, often ludicrous moments from John and Yoko's charmed history are reconstructed. An all-female cast (aside from one male go-go dancer) makes this a gentle mockery lingering on the banal squabbles of the Fab Four and John and Yoko's deliberate denuding of their private lives. The ersatz philosophy comically espoused in Grapefruit casts doubt on the past's ability to adequately inform the present. For Dougherty, this glance backwards doesn't seek reassurance or queasy remembrance. It's an experiment in crippled nostalgia." -- Steve Seid Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Carl Michael George

DHPG Mon Amour (1989) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, Body, personal_diary_journal

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Super 8 original blowup 16mm on VHS A Super-8 homestyle movie which explores the radical advances made by PWA's (People With AIDS), in developing their own health care. Focussing precisely on the ordinary minutiae of David Conover and Joe Walsh's daily life, DHPG Mon Amour shows the struggle for self-determination and control over one's own body, and resonates on an intimate and more broadly political level. DHPG Mon Amour was featured at the 1990 New Directors Series at the Museum Of Modern Art and has been exhibited at museums and theaters throughout the US and Europe.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Larry Gottheim

Machette Gillette... Mama (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rapid, disjunctive images and sounds from aspects of life in the Dominican Republic -- a film dealing with representation itself, within ritual, within cinema, within history, within narrating. The title is a Dominican song, based on a Haitian song, meaning a razor-sharp machete; it is, of course, a complex metaphor within the cultures from which it comes, but also within the film, extending my longstanding interest in edges, borders, horizons, into material of documentary interest. Partially supported by a grant from NYSCA. Exhibition: Havana Film Festival; Cine San Juan Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival.

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Harriet Hirschorn

Sodom By the Sea (1989) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Co-maker: Mary Patierno Sodom By the Sea is a 17 minute experimental documentary about immigration to the United States. It uses the historic site of Coney Island as a point of departure from which to explore both the hopes and failed dreams of those who left their native lands to start a new life in America. Optically printed images of contemporary Coney Island are juxtaposed against the voices of immigrants describing their varied yet shared experiences. Intertitles serve to stitch together two parallel themes: that the heyday of Coney Island and the heyday of immigration to America occurred simultaneously, and that the two had both a subtle and lasting impact on each other. We hope to enlighten our audience to the fact that America has not always been welcoming to the newly arrived and to also remind people of the richness and diversity that immigrants continue to bring to the American mosaic. Sodom by the Sea was shot entirely on Coney Island, NY. All of the sound effects, as well as most of the interviews were also gathered at Coney Island or at nearby Brighton Beach.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Philip Hoffman

river (1989) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

The Saugeen River-Sauking, 'where it flows out'--named by Ojibways in the early 1800's, runs into Lake Huron. The place where I know it is 20 miles south of Owen Sound, Ontario, where I spent time in my youth exploring gnarly banks. through filmmaking, I returned to the sight of the river, starting in 1977 and subsequently made three other visits. RIVER can be seen as a chronological picture of the way I have come to think through image-making over the past 12 years: of my relationship to the camera and to the ineffableness of the world at large. --P. H.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35

Jim Hubbard

Elegy In The Streets (1989) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Exploring the AIDS crisis from both a personal and a political perspective, the film intertwines two main motifs: memories of Roger Jacoby, a filmmaker who died of AIDS, and the development of a mass response to AIDS. The collective response begins with mourning at a candlelight vigil and the deep sadness of the AIDS Quilt and then progresses toward a much more determined reaction by ACT-UP: first, in the Gay Pride March in New York City, then in separate demonstrations that build in militancy -- with a corresponding increasingly heavy-handed response by the police -- culminating in a demonstration during a baseball game and the thumbs-up sign of a teenager sporting a Silence = Death button. "... roars with urgency from beginning to end." - Karl Soehnlein, Outweek "... a powerful work that chronicles the filmmaker's experience of a political moment filled with personal loss." -- Jason Simon, Afterimage "... exquisitely hand-processed ... miniature portraits of a friend ... infusing his memorial not with nostalgia, but activism." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

Takahiko Iimura

Ma: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji (1989) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Music by Takehisa Kosugi A fine introduction to classic Japanese gardens and the concept of MA. -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage The early sixteenth-century Japanese garden in the Zen temple of Ryoan-ji, in Kyoto, is considered a masterpiece of the karesansui or "dry landscape" style... In this film, the viewer is invited to experience the garden as an embodiment of ma, a Japanese concept that conveys both time and space... The aesthetic of the film is the message, it has the quality of an experimental film, a conceptual film-an artwork in itself. Good balance of music/visuals/titles. If not as compelling for some viewers as for others, still rated as very effective. Makes one want to visit the actual garden and experience its spiritual energy. -- Art on Screen, edited by Nadine Covert, New York

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

New York Day and Night (1989) DVD NTSC, color, 56 min

Genre: Experimental

This is not a sight seeing film but a poetic journey through light and darkness reflected on the city of New York where I often found empty spaces and times like Ma in Japanese . You do not often see the people walking on the streets or in the buildings. But you may feel the air and the light are coming and going. It's not a deserted city, but full of energy that is there even without the people. You see the wind is blowing as the bubbles are floating over Wall Street, then up, up to the sky. The Sun sets under the Washington Bridge where all the cars are running slowly like ants shot from afar. The night falls down among the skyscrapers yet the horizon is still light. Suddenly people are... (T.I.)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jon Jost

Rembrandt Laughing (1989) 16mm, color, 100 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A quiet, very San Francisco comedy of life among a small group of friends. Rembrandt Laughing was improvised over the period of about a month by Jost and his friends, mostly acting non-professionals. Berlin Festival, 1989, Toronto Festival 89. Broadcast WNET Independent Focus "A masterful elliptical account of a little over a year in the lives of a few friends in San Francisco... with a warmth, philosophical depth and overall sense of relaxation new to Jost's work. One of the ten best films of 1989." -- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader "Rembrandt Laughing ... a joy, a gem, a tissue paper tracing of epiphanies." -- Amy Taubin, Village Voice

Rental: $250.00
16mm Rental: $250.00

Larry Kless

Negative Kid, The (1989) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

An exploration of the child's archetype, the mythical objects and icons which are inanimate, yet have a life of their own, as with places of memory. References to light, and glimpses of the vanishing future, THE NEGATIVE KID is a journey into the past; into the intimate space where myths are formed and primordial images emerge.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kless

Post-Modern Daydream (1989) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"An integral blend of picture and sound making and experimental film that compels the viewer to pay attention to the late 20th century catastrophe. A true San Francisco film in the adventuresome spirit of a long avant-garde tradition." -- Barbara Hammer POST-MODERN DAYDREAM was produced six months prior to the earthquake that shook the SF Bay Area on October 17th, 1989. Meant in reference to the legendary earthquake on April 18th, 1906, its prophetic statement is reminiscent of both fateful days.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Notes After Long Silence (1989) super8mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music, Political / Social Activism

"In title and content NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE directly alludes to Levine's '60s protest film, NEW LEFT NOTES, as well as to the SDS newspaper of the same name he once edited. It's also a startling companion piece to Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July. If Stone is ultimately ambivalent about Vietnam, Levine is not. A nameless vet in Fourth of July greets Tom Cruise's paraplegic Ron Kovic with 'Just what we need, another limp dick.' In NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE, ugly, ruddy close-ups of a flaccid penis begin to dominate the blitzkrieg montage; the limp dick isn't innocent bystander to America's Fall, but guilty witness. Yet the final images are of bouncy shtupping, a make-love-not-war, antiheroic corrective to Stone's mythic posturing." -- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
Super8 Rental: $45.00

Saul Levine

Preview (1989) super8mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Excerpts of performances and impersonations for the camera. The first a rooftop Cinderella. In the second, Gede honors Antoine Thurel's self-immolation protest of US imperialism's complicity in the maniacal state terrorism that afflicted the first Afro-American republic, Haiti, by a burning ritual. In the third, old Coke ads and childhood memories project a future .... The film was at first intended as a work-in-progress preview but has evolved into a complete work.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Rose Lowder

Impromptu (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

This piece of film was initially shown at the 1989 Toronto Congress and not destined to be screened again in its present form. Thus the title IMPROMPTU refers partly, due to people having asked to screen the reel, to the distribution of a print. However, each scene being a combined image filmed frame by frame alternatively at two or more periods during a given day, a procedure depending for its exact execution on the manner in which the film situation evolved, "impromptu" also refers to the tendency of reality to veer towards the unexpected. The sound was supplied fortuitously by the lab and some attention should be given not to cut off the activity near the top edge of the frame.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Heather McAdams

Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Music

A scratch film set to music by J. J. Cale.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bill Morrison

Reserection (1989) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Dissected and the reassembled from its parts, RESERECTION traces the seduction of an aesthetic.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Luther Price

Sodom (1989) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, Literature & Theater, queer

SODOM is viscerally graphic and disturbing through its hypnotic mirage of human fragment absorbed in mutilation. Based on the biblical story, SODOM recreates this destruction through an editing style that lends itself to a kind of organic image breakdown, creating a collage of moving image.

Rental: $84.00
16mm Rental: $84.00

Ken Jacobs

Two Wrenching Departures (1989/2006) 16mm, DVD, b&w, 90 min

Life ended, for separate health reasons, for two "underground" avant-garde filmmakers: Bob Fleischner and Jack Smith, a few days apart in late 1989. The two had been cinema-mad cohorts of film-artist Ken Jacobs in pre-fashionable Lower East Side, NYC in the 1950s. Jacob's seminal BLONDE COBRA is founded on remaining footage, shot by Fleischner of Smith, which survived a fire in Smith's apartment. TWO WRENCHING DEPARTURES, is a tribute to the life-force of Jacobs' fellow artists and a digital version of the his livel Nervous System film-performance presented at The American Museum of the Moving Image weeks after they died. At first, Fleisher is seen hopping and skipping toward the camera on a back street in lower Manhattan, happily jittering in a back and forth, energetically overlapping, staccato etude. Jack then takes over, lordly and absurd. This digital rescue of the transient theater-piece was assisted by Flo Jacobs and Erik Nelson.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Alan Sondheim

Talking Cure and Into the Light (1989) 16mm, color & b/w, 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Goodbyefilm and Asheville Snarl (1989) 16mm, color, 37 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

GOODBYE FILM docuements my leaving Nexus Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, in 1985. Everyone says goodbye. Obviously, this plays peculiarly like a combination home movie/conceptual work to anyone else. Who are these people? Why the varying degrees of emoting? It's unclear if absence or compressed presence is documented. ASHVILLE SNARL contains a number of experiments , mostly wth soundtrack, using a Magnasync recorder to create an authentic violence utilized in other films. Like EXPERIMENTS, this reel presents material in its "raw" state, before the devices presented were later worked into other structures.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Alan Sondheim

Debrisfilm (1989) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Alan Sondheim

Sick and Violent Love (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Mark Street

Winterwheat (1989) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncrasy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film. "Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." -- Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990 Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation, 1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Leslie Trumbull

Arose, He Rose (1989) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Robert Withers

16 Millemeter Earrings - The Film (1989) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

She considers her 1966 performance of 16 MILLEMETER EARRINGS a breakthrough: she not only choreographed the movement, but wrote the score and designed several short film sequences to be projected during the performance. Critic John Perreault wrote of the performance that "movement, film, words and sounds in Ms. Monk's new work are so skillfully interwoven and inter-related that no description can substitute for actually seeing the kind of magic she has managed to produce." Twelve years after the first performance, Meredith Monk and Robert Withers re-created the piece for film, using most of the original film sequences and sound tapes. Rob Baker in the Soho Weekly News called it "an extraordinary film, an extraordinary work." Released in 1980, the film is 25 minutes long, in 16mm color, and was produced, directed and photographed by Robert Withers. It has been screened at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and won a Merit Award at the Dance Film Festival in New York City.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Mark Street

Mark Street: Short Films Volume 1 1989-2004 (1989-2004) DVD NTSC, Color & Black & White, 59 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

WINTERWHEAT- 8 min. 16mm, 1989. ECHO ANTHEM- 8 min. 16mm, 1991. BLUE MOVIE- 5 min. 16mm, 1994. SWEEP- 7 min. 16mm, 1998. SLIDING OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD- 7 min. 35mm, 2001. FULTON FISH MARKET- 12 min. 35mm, 2003. ALONE, APART: THE DREAM REVEALS THE WAKING DAY- 7 min. BETA, 2004. GUIDING FICTIONS 5 min. 35mm, 2002.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Ecce Homo (1989) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, queer / bi / trans

Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) interweaves images from Jean Genet's masterpiece, Un Chant d'Amour with images from gay male sex films. It forces the viewer to question the point of view in looking at "pornographic" images. American A.I.D.S. hysteria during the 1980s portrayed gay sex a pornographic, politically incorrect, sinful, or, at best, a public health hazard. Ecce Homo asks whether the taboo is against gay sex or against seeing gay sex. Art of the American Century: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000. 1990 Atlanta International Film Festival Best Experimental Film Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1990 "Ecce Homo makes it all worthwhile. It reclaims desire in the age of A.I.D.S. Tartaglia is an artist at the peak of his powers." Vito Russo, The Advocate

Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

Jim Jennings

Bye Bye Bob (1989) 16mm, b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

The morning commute across the bridge becomes a requiem which ends as the procession goes underground. In memory of Bob Fleischner. (Soundtrack from "Enchanted" by George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers.) -Karen Treanor, quoted in the catalogue of the 43rd San Francisco International Film Festival

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Richard Myers

Moving Pictures (1989) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Cast: Nancy Scott, Robert Mayer, Louisa Takahashi
"This is a fun movie, with a wealth of amusing juxtapositions of objects, backgrounds, actors, dialogue, sounds, and narration. Although divided into sections, Moving Pictures is unified by the orchestrations of repetitions and variations. Landscapes and objects reappear in new configurations; characters invade unlikely scenes. THings seem familiar and yet make no sense. That is, after all, how dreams work." - Frank Green, writer and artist, Cleveland, Ohio

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Tanya Small

Silver Jews-The Walnut Falcon (1989/2014) DVD_NTSC, Color , 2,26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art Artists , Found Footage , Music , Personal diary journal

Pre-Silver Jews and prePavement song and video filmed on VHS and recorded on cassette tape in their first apartment in New York City area in Jersey City Heights, with ram and falcon.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

Barbara Rosenthal

Handwriting Analysis (1989-2009) color, 4 min

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS, April 12, 1989. With volumes of her "Journal" and "Project Books" on her lap, Rosenthal flips pages and talks about a computer, at a County Fair, that analyzed her handwriting. An SEG (Special Effects Generator) overlays portions of the computer's read-out. One of several of the artist's videos that offers a glimpse inside her Journals, this one allows an extended look, including at some of the mash-notes sent to her by Teaching Assistants and Technical Assistants at the 3 colleges she was teaching at that year: Nassau College, SUNY Purchase, and Parsons School of Design. When this video was shown during her talk at The Center for Book Arts, March 28, 2014, her handwriting was analyzed by Roger Rubin, America's foremost graphologist, with similar results.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 (limited edition DVD)

Abraham Ravett

Everything's For You (1989) color and b&w, 58 min min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Everythings For You reflects the filmmakers relationship with his deceased father, a man who survived both the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. The film utilizes a combination of previously shot material (1974-78) family photographs, archival footage, optically printed current footage, cell animation sequences, and computer graphics to create a mosaic, a meditation on filial relationships. Dialogue is in both Yiddish and English.

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

Faith Hubley

Who Am I? (1989) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

This film visualizes a child's delighted discovery of his five senses. Produced for the Children's Museum of Manhattan, "Who Am I?" empowers youngsters and stimulates learning. Music by Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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