Gary Adlestein

Forsythia (1990) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A response to a most garish, almost frighteningly beautiful, harbinger of spring.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gary Adlestein

Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch (1990) Super 8, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An homage to Storm De Hirsch (one of the pioneers of the New American Cinema and an early master of the artistic use of super-8 in her wonderful Cine Sonnets). Layered -- AB-printed -- seasonal images and sounds bursting into being and fading simultaneously. "Exuberance is beauty .... Energy is Eternal Delight." -- William Blake

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Richard Allen

Mistakes of Heaven (1990) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

MISTAKES OF HEAVEN is a poetic/expressionistic film, which shows a man's progress upward from one stage of hell to the next. It is an experimentally expressed narrative -- told in images and movement -- of a man tangled in dreams and desires which are at once uplifting, mystifying, and humbling.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Stan Brakhage

Three Hand-Painted Films Nightmusic/Rage Net/Glaze of Cathexis (1990) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Nightmusic (1986) -- This little film (originally painted on IMAX) attempts to capture the beauty of sadness, as the eyes have it when closed in meditation on sorrow. "A work of hand-painted 'moving visual thinking'; colors and forms coursing, flowing, bursting, as if of fire and water -- of the earth, of the body, of the mind." Rage Net (1988) -- Much of what has been said about the above film could be repeated here, except that RAGE NET arises from meditation upon, rather than being trapped psychologically by, rage. Glaze of Cathexis (1990) -- This hand-painted work is easily the most minutely detailed ever given to me to do, for it traces (as best I'm able) the hypnagogic after-effect of psychological cathexis as designated by Freud in his first (and unfinished) book on the subject -- Toward a Scientific Psychology.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Babylon Series #2 (1990) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Out of the vagueries of sometime beseeming repetitive light patterns, and the delicately variable rhythms of thought process, the imagination of The Monumental and of the Ephemeral are born to mind hard as nails.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Babylon Series #3 (1990) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

There is an architectured garden of the variably brash rock-solid liquid-encompassing, but always imitative, human mind as it processes the given light thoughtfully. This film is about that.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

City Streaming (1990) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a film made in Toronto, in memoriam, so to speak -- a memory piece, a "piecing together" of the experience of living there. The consciousness of the maker comes to sharply focussed visual music -- not to arrive at snapshots, somesuch, but rather to "sing" The City as re-membered from daily living ... complementary, then, to an earlier film, UNCONSCIOUS LONDON STRATA.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Passage Through: A Ritual (1990) 16mm, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

When I received the tape of Philip Corner's Through the Mysterious Barricade, Lumen 1 (after F. Couperin), he included a note that thanked me for my film, THE RIDDLE OF LUMEN, he'd just seen and which had in some way inspired this music. I, in turn, was so moved by the tape he sent I immediately asked his permission to "set it to film." It required the most exacting editing process ever; and in the course of that work it occurred to me that I'd originally made THE RIDDLE OF LUMEN hoping someone would make an "answering" film and entertain my visual riddle in the manner of the riddling poets of yore. I most expected Hollis Frampton (because of Zorn's Lemma) to pick up the challenge; but he never did. In some sense I think composer Corner has -- and now we have this dance of riddles as music and film combine to make "passage," in every sense of the word, further possible. (To be absolutely "true to" the ritual of this passage, the two reels of the film should be shown on one projector, taking the normal amount of time, without rewinding reel #1 or showing the finish and start leaders of either -- especially without changing the sound dials -- between reels.)

Rental: $175.00
16mm Rental: $175.00

Stan Brakhage

Thatch of Night, The (1990) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

As a poem might be said to contain the night through a weave of words, so have I in this film attempted such a container with warp and woof of emblematic visions. (Homage to Marie Menken's "Notebooks.")

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Visions in Mediation #3: Plato's Cave (1990) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Plato's cave would seem to be the idee fixe of this film. The vortex would, then, be the phenomenological world - overwhelming, and thus "uninhabitable." The structures of thoughtful meditation are naturally, therefore, equivocal so that, for example, even a tornado-in-the-making will be both "dust devil" and "finger of God" at one with the clockwork sun and the strands of ice/fire, horizon, rock, clouds, so on. The film is, I believe, a vision of mentality as most people must (to the irritation of Plato) have it, safely encaved and metaphorical, for the nervous system to survive. All the same I hope, with this work, to have brought a little "rush light" into the darkness. The film is set to the three movements of Rick Corrigan's "Memory Suite." Its multiple superimpositions are superbly timed by Louise Fujiki, of Western Cine, as usual.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Stan Brakhage

Visions in Meditation #4: D. H. Lawrence (1990) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

I've made three pilgrimages in my life: the 40-some-year home of Sigmund Freud in Vienna, Emily Dickinson's in Amherst, and the mountain ranch and crypt, would you call it?, of D.H. Lawrence, outside Taos. I keep returning to the Lawrence environs again and again; and this last time attempted photography in that narrow little building where his ashes were (or were not) deposited (contradictory stories about that). There is a child-like sculpture of The Phoenix at the far end of the room, a perfectly lovely emblem to deflate any pomposity people have added to Lawrence's "I rise in flames ...." The building is open, contains only a straw chair (remindful of the one Van Gogh painted) and a broom, which I always use with delight to sweep the dust and leaves from this simple abode. I have tried to make a film as true to the spirit of Lawrence as is this gentle chapel in homage of him. I have attempted to leave each image within the film free to be itself and only obliquely in the service of Lawrence's memory. I have wanted to make it a film within which that child-Phoenix can reasonably nest. (Bruce Elder sends me this quote from D.H. Lawrence, which may help to explain why VISIONS IN MEDITATION #4 is subtitled in his name: "... there must be mutation swifter than iridescence, haste, not rest, come-and-go, not fixity, inconclusiveness, immediacy, the quality of life itself, without denouncement or close." - "Poetry of the Present," intro to the American edition of New Poems, 1918)

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Emily Breer

Moona Luna (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

MOONA LUNA is about my first trip to the moon. On the set I allowed for Dr. Goodfriends to become Mr. Bad actors. Virgins always tell all so I always took the first take. The story includes three French boatworkermen, a theoretical physics teacher, no whales, and a host of "others." "MOONA LUNA has the same exuberant visual energy of BRUTE CHARM. In a set where PeeWee Herman would feel at home, Breer and her friends act out a topsy-turvy version of reality where Breer flies Almighty-Isis-like to the moon. "In the organic, unpruned world of MOONA LUNA, we're always on take one ... a modus operandi that discards theoretical structures and films from the gut instead. The actors came over to Breer's studio and improvised their roles -- a long-haired physicist scribbling equations for moving bodies through space, a pantomime swimmer against a painted ocean backdrop, a group of libidinous French boatworkers rehearsing how to say 'You have a beautiful ass' in French." -- Heather Mackey, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Night Fantasies (1990) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Mitch Corber

JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH (1990 ) DVD NTSC, color, 58 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, music , philosophical

Zen genius John Cage is one of the great philosopher-artists of the 20th Century, adding the necessary spice to post-WW2 music, poetry and performance art in America. More than any other artist-composer, John Cage relays the teachings of Thoreau, Duchamp and Stein into our modern media vocabulary. He touches us how to listen.

John Cage: Man and Myth is an exhilarating multimedia achievement. Mix the close-up Cage interview with fresh insights by a dozen major avant-garde lights: Allan Kaprow, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Glenn Branca, Johnny Reinhard & Phillip Glass, season with Portrait by the dada performance artist Stuart Sherman now simmer ingredients in a sizzling Cage-inspired edit souffle.

An inventor's son, John Cage turned music on its ear in the 40's with 4'33' and his prepared piano (inserting into the strings all sorta of weather-stripping, bamboo, screws, bolts and wedges of plastic to alter its traditional sound). Here pianist Joshua Pierce displays the prepared piano and performs Cage's haunting Sonatas and Interludes.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Pip Chodorov

Photographer, The (1990) Super 8, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A complement to the previous film: the fictional hero has the power to stop the projector, returning the cinema to its photographic origins, killing its motion. Having the unfortunate idea of taking his self-portrait, he finds himself caught in a photograph, condemned to live in the fleeting reality of the single frame.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Tony Cokes

Fade To Black (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

In this meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain "casual" events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites-gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes-details of an ideology of repressed racism.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Peter Cramer

Black & White Study 1990 (1990) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Erotic, Films about Film, Media, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - An exploration of chiarusco, nudes, movement and film techniques in constantly shifting fields of perception. Eroticism and humor highlight an interracial couple engaged in a tableau vivant of opposites and attractions. Premiered at the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival (now MIX)Festival.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Vivienne Dick

Two Pigeons (1990) VHS NTSC, , 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Comedy

A short film which starts out like a documentary on London, in the park on a spring day and turns into a surreal landscape of ruins, mangled metals and wild flowers where two characters of indefinite gender are having some tea.

VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Bradley Eros

Fungus Eroticus (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Environment & Nature

Co-Created With Jeanne Liotta In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life. -- Karl Marx A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film's seething materiality.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Mary Filippo

Feel The Fear, Who Do You Think You Are, Peace (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 44 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation tape, see the matching films for descriptions.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mary Filippo

Feel the Fear (1990) 16mm, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The film begins with the lyrics of a song: The key to life is your attitude make sure you're doin' what you wanna do and watch your goals unfold right before your eyes change you can do it, we can do it change. The film ends with an audio hypnotherapy voice that tells us: "A message will enter your subconscious mind without conscious effort on your part, and so the changes will take place in your life as they should, without effort, without thought, without strain." In between, we see a woman watch TV and drink, while a man tries not to drink, reads self-help books, and wonders if he could not only change himself but lead others. An actress drinks from a remembered coffee cup. Another woman walks through a park and thinks she is competing in a game show or is a detective in a TV drama, until she realizes she is disguised as a priest. She fears becoming like the man she passes lying in the street, but realizes she has become someone who is otherwise able to ignore him. An on-camera commentator recites a string of quotes, both scientific and anecdotal, on hypnosis, alcohol intoxication, acting and the viewing experience. A lot of scientific and pseudo-scientific explanation, some religious conceptions and a few twisted political images mimic the bombardment of contradictory messages that compete to represent and explain ourselves to ourselves. Images and ideas about alcohol use, television viewing, hypnosis, self-help therapy, acting, mimicry and social responsibility, while connected through metaphoric or formal similarities, reveal illogical, skewed connections of cause and effect. This editing strategy, which forces connections between incompatible images and information, serves to undermine the assured messages, heard throughout the film, and throughout our culture, that both understanding and change are easy. Produced in part with funds from NYSCA and NYFA.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Joe Gibbons

Elegy (1990) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Pixelvision. "A hilarious way-out-there tour-de-force. The camera captures in extreme close-up a man walking through a cemetery on the first day of autumn, talking rapid fire to his dog Woody about life, death, and procreation. 'Do you understand beauty at all?' the increasingly angst-ridden man shouts at his happy-go-lucky pet." -- M. Blowen, Boston Globe Video rental price: 25.00 (individuals); 200.00 (institutions)

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Amy Greenfield

Antigone/Rites of Passion (1990) 16mm, color, 85 min

Genre: Experimental

A feature film starring Bertram Ross, Janet Eilber and Amy Greenfield. Music: Glenn Branca, Diamanda Galas, Paul Lemos, Elliott Sharp and David Van Tieghem. An "emotionally charged feminist take" (The Village Voice) on the daughter of Oedipus. Amy Greenfield takes avant-garde and feminist filmmaking into a new sphere of storytelling. "Dazzling, demanding, bold, triumphantly ambitious and successful .... Greenfield wisely decided to shoot her film as a silent, allowing her performers complete freedom of movement. ... Greenfield and her cinematographers Hilary Harris (for the natural locations) and Judy Irola (for the architectural settings) keep the camera in perfect, expressive harmony with the performers. ... Add to this spare, off-screen narration spoken by the various characters as they reveal their innermost thoughts. ... Further add the film's astonishing score, a great, richly varied hum and roar and shimmer. ... Through the flawless fusion of all these elements we're able to experience an 'Antigone' as if we had never seen it performed before, an 'Antigone' at once sensual and erotic, timeless and timely, for this film is charged with the tension of viewing Oedipus from his daughters' point of view. ... Inspired." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times Exhibition: Berlin Int'l Film Festival, 1990; Houston Int'l Film Festival, 1990. Selected as eligible for Academy Award nomination, 1991.

Rental: $225.00
16mm Rental: $225.00

Vincent Grenier

You (1990) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

I had been looking for someone's unnerving encounter, that conversation that one just couldn't get out of their head, the kind of event that leaves one still debating out loud while walking in the streets or doing one's tidies in the bathroom. After interviewing a few people, I found Lisa Black who obliged with one of her own and became the film's main character. A situation with many angles; the telling, the filming, the final projection event... YOU is an imaginary fictionalized you in a whimsical space. It is the still live residue of the broken relationship Lisa is here confronting. A parallel actor, the film is in the business of reinterpreting. As a result the film is closer to a psychic space, an ironic place where distance is also intimate and a measure of insight. Lisa Black is a member of theater 00bleck in Chicago. Award: Director's Choice, 1990 Black Maria Film and Video Festival -- Screening: Society for Cinema Studies Conference, 1991, UCLA 11th Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1992 -- Orlando Film Festival -- Independent Focus, WNET -- London Film Festival 1992, "Art and Experiment" -- 15th Denver International Film Festival,1992 -- 6th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival -- Munich Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Enoy Arena, Fall 1992. Purchased by: The collections of the Canadian Art Bank and Sinking Creek Film Ce 15th International Festival of Films on Art, Montréal, March 1997.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Sharon Greytak

Hearing Voices (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"Greytak breaks down the categories that imprison people, suggesting the possibilities of what women and gay men have to offer each other-but also, realistically, acknowledging the limits of those possibilities. She suggests too that that which "scars" Erica, making her different, can become a source of strength and individuality." --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times (Shot on 16mm)

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Barbara Hammer

Sanctus (1990) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Sound composition by Neil B. Rolnick. "In her most recent films, ENDANGERED and SANCTUS, Barbara has addressed the co-fragility of both human existence and the film emulsion, the artist's raw material onto which she creates images. I have just recently screened the completed print of SANCTUS, and I was overwhelmed by it. The film is visually exquisite, and replete with symbolic meaning. She has transformed 'found footage' -- scientific x-ray films from the 1950s -- into a lyrical journey, transforming this raw material into a celebration of the body as temple." -- Jon Gartenberg, Asst. Curator of Film, Museum of Modern Art, NY

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Henry Hills

Igneous Ejaculation (1990) 16mm, color, .5 min

A gift to John Zorn who thought my first Naked City video (GOTHAM) was not hardcore enough. An overflowing performance by Desiree Costeau. --H. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Philip Hoffman

Kitchener-Berliner (1990) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

"Hoffman juxtaposes his home town, the Canadian city of Kitchener (formerly called Berlin), with its European namesake of the World War II era. 'The hyphen in the title suggests both severance from the past and connection to it.' The history of the area underpins the film, but refuses to bind it or restrict it from free association. Hoffman assembles a wide range of visual materials including home movies, television, news footage and archival film as well as his own characteristically enticing images, to build complex layers of superimpositions analogous to the impressions of memory. The film's opening segment, 'A Measured Dance,' is fluid and seductive, with deliberate and rhythmic camera movement and complex editing. Its second part, 'Veiled Flight' (introduced with an astounding 'Prologue' drawn from archival sources), is more enigmatic, turning inward with the visual metaphor of underground exploration, and suggests the extent to which film-makers are engaged in the work of making ghosts of the past for the future." -- Blaine Allen

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75

Jim Hubbard

Valentine For Nelson, A (1990) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A long overdue love letter. A relationship is as hard to build as a cathedral -- it takes more than one lifetime. A film in which virtually every shot is intended as a metaphor. Tender, loving and unsentimental. "This five-minute charmer is a tribute to relationships, the ups and downs of being in love and living together." -- Jeff Lunger

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Takahiko Iimura

Concept tape 1 (Identity) (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation tapes excerpted from conceptual works Iimura produced from1970 through 1990, and assembled according to the theme:1) Identity, 2) Derrida and Phenomenology, 3) Performance.(T. I.) "Iimura is a significant and singular filmmaker, but also one of the most important 'conceptual' artists working in any medium." -- Malcom Le Grice, TimeOut, April 1975, London. video sale price: $50

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Francis James

Moon Blue Traces (1990) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A poetic exploration of the film-maker's coming to a poetic exploration of the film-maker's coming to terms with painful childhood memories. This film leads the viewer on an emotional journey in which cinematic metaphors and manipulated images evoke forgotten feelings.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Art Jones

Know Your Enemy (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

Seeks to examine the place of African-American artistic expression in contemporary culture in the context of the mainstream media that seeks to define it... the focus is on the rap group Public Enemy and the media controversy surrounding them.

Rental: $60.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

Amanda Katz

Death of Feeling (1990) Super 8, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

THE DEATH OF FEELING is an impressionistic film. It concerns the struggle to retain ones sensuality and emotion in a depersonalized world. The film was directed by a woman and shot by a man in order to create alluring images of a female who is bound & defined by the patriarchal perspectives of the culture in which she lives. These images were then edited by the filmmaker as a silent visual commentary on her objectification. --A. K.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Amanda Katz

Nine Lives (1990) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

There are moments in our lives which live on forever, their narratives ever flickering like films in our minds. It looks best when shown on a large screen. It is also available through Coop as a double print 6min. instead of 3. --A. K.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Larry Kless

Cowboys Were Not Nice People (1990) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

History paints a heroic picture of the so-called "cowboys" of history. Using the "hero" as a metaphor to question his validity, COWBOYS WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE is an attempt to break down the solid foundation upon which myths of modern society are based. Composed entirely on the optical printer, the film involves rhythmic editing and montage sequences of found footage and camera original exploring the mythical frontiers of Western culture and the romanticism of colonialism.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Caroline Koebel

Calm Calm Calm Calm (1990) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"A woman chews steak and gazes onto a scene of kids-in-boats circling around to the repeated sound of a chorus asking "Father" for permission (or knowledge or approval or power). Takes a critical yet humorous stab at patriarchy through its use of found materials--the "rat on the sidewalk".

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jeanne Liotta

fungus eroticus (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Co-maker: Bradley Eros A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film's seething materiality. "In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life." -- Karl Marx

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Heather McAdams

Mr. Glenn W. Turner (1990) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

This film is made out of found footage and stuff that I shot. It starts out like a real documentary and gets increasingly more absurd. Probably good to watch if you're on mushrooms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mary Patierno

Rove (1990) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Rove is an experiment in light and shadow, the female form and an homage to my lover.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jennifer Reeves

Elations In Negative (1990) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A bloody adaptation of a William Carlos Williams poem.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Remembrance (1990) Digital File, color / b&w, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A short remembrance of growing up gay, searching for an identifiable image on the movie screen. This character chose Bette Davis in All About Eve. The film includes clips from Davis' performance and the narrator's childhood home movies. "Tartaglia plays with a stereotype as old as cinema itself: the connection between movie going and coming out." Jonathan Mandell, New York Newsday.

Rental: $75

Michael Snow

See You Later/Au Revoir (1990) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Plot: A man leaves an office. The image shows a staged, formally complete, common event. The real-time action, which took 30 seconds, was extended to become 17.5 minutes on the screen. The sync sound of the typewriter and two voices (He: "Goodbye"; She: "See you later") was slowed down the same amount of time.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Best Lovers of Numerous Others (1990) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Alan Sondheim

Dirty Film (1990) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal

This is a film created from a number of found, undeveloped home movies; additional material concerned directly with sexuality and pornography was added. The whole, fading, becomes simultaneously text and subtext. This was a unique opportunity to rework unseen material, to colonize it.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Misrecognitions (1990) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Second Person Singular (1990) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Alan Sondheim

Singular Illumination of the Body (1990) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Casandra Stark Mele

Films vol.1 (1990) 16mm, color & b/w, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring "The Lost Films" and "We Are Not To Blame" includes: "Dead on My Arm" (1985) originally Super-8, color and b&w, 12 min. Music by This Heat. with David Wicked, Lung. In this, Stark's first film, she develops her personal iconography that will recur in later work including the use of menstrual blood, bandages and re-interpretations of Catholic rituals. "Wrecked on Cannibal island" (1986) super-8, color and b/w, 12mins. With Jack Natz Casandra and Natz pose as a couple locked in a domestic dispute documenting the futility of human relationships and the pointlessness of love. "We are not to Blame" (1989) originally Super-8, color, 20 mins. Music by Foetus. With Laura Mae Jessen, R. Kern and N. Zedd. Focuses on the relationship between two sisters and the men in their lives. "Go to Hell" music by The Swanns. co-directed and with David Rutsala and N. Zedd VHS sale price: $40 individual, $100 institutional

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Mark Street

Lilting Towards Chaos (1990) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS is a chronicle of a three-year period of my life. The film attempts to capture the disgust one can feel at being solipsistic and self-involved, but also hints at the good that can come out of such introspection. The film delves into my thoughts about my particular emotional situation, but also shows my attempts to deal with the world outside, if only on a visual level. LILTING TOWARDS CHAOS invites the viewer to examine what I have chosen to show him/her about my life at that time, and determine which musings are honest and useful, and which are circuitous and self-defeating.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Dan Walworth

System, The (1990) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Jack Waters

Male GaYze, The (1990) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Jack Water's film, The Male GaYze was shown in the January-February 1994 media program at the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition, Black Male:Representations of Masculinity In Contemporary Art. The 1989 video short (11 minutes) presents an individual's observation of sexuality and power relations between men, a young African American dancer's reminiscence of his encounter with a famous Dutch choreographer. Approached from a personal perspective, the story is told in a casually direct voice-over that is read by the author/director. Issues of authority clash in a pedagogical combat zone. The depiction of seemingly random home movie-esque visuals cause the structures of text (masculine) and image (feminine) to form a contrapuntal relationship of identities. Waters constructs a theater where Black/White, European/American, Younger/Older; Experience and Beauty interact. Platonic in the original sense, the movie invites the viewer to engage in the process of experience itself, where one must make one's own reactive decisions. Like gender role playing itself, some viewers determine the postulation of form and content in The Male GaYze as competitive. Others sense the image/text relationship as complementary whereby the descriptive narrative can be absorbed unimpeded by undue intellectualization.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Ken Jacobs

Chronometer (1990) DVD NTSC, , 22 min

Genre: Experimental

(first Nervous Magic Lantern piece .. single light-source, no film-drive) Music: "Chronometer" by Harrison Birtwistle, stereo-2 track greatly enhanced by playing as 5.1 "virtual surround." Keep level comfortably loud. *Throbbing light not for persons afflicted with epilepsy. "The movie projector's a kind of clock", Ed Bachelor said. Somewhere inside the machine beats a Piranesi space, shaped and given dimension by a string of exposures of a seated woman undulating gravity-free. Who is the alluring lady of this filmstrip tease? I call her Dinah, because the name contains a D, an N, and an A. Dinah Ovum! She is waiting, she is confident, she is radioing for help. Her message: "Let us gestate, love."

DVD NTSC Rental: $65.00

Chuck Workman

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography

Among the many films about Andy Warhol and his world, this is the most enduring, still being screened on television and at museums and arts centers around the world. Called "a fascinating portrait" and "witty and enterprising" by the New York Times, "fascinating and always absorbing" by Roger Ebert.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jonas Mekas

Mob of Angels: Baptism (1990) DVD NTSC, Color, 61 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Personal Diary & Journal

One hour with a women's drumming group led by Layne Redmond, who has devoted her life to reviving the ancient Mediterranean tradition of women's ceremonial drumming and ritual celebrations. Using one of the world's oldest known instruments, the small hand held frame drum, the Mob of Angels create a contemporary music that pulses with the rhythms of an archaic language.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Oona Mekas

The JFK Assassination: Three Decades Later (1990) DVD_NTSC, color, 24 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, political / social activism

Short Documentary. Conducting street interviews with a cross-section of New Yorkers, a young filmmaker explores the theories of who really killed JFK almost thirty years after his assassination.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Sarah Pucill

Early Shorts (1990-1996) DVD PAL, color / b&w, 33 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body

YOU BE MOTHER (1990) 16mm col, sound, 7 min- You Be Mother uses stop-frame animation to disrupt the traditional orders of animate and inanimate, the fluid and the solid. An hallucinatory space is set up when a frozen image of the artist's face is projected onto weighty pieces of crockery atop a table. Ears, eyes, nose and mouth, all become spatially dislocated as a determined hand begins to reposition, decant and mix. Events unfold to the amplified sounds of grinding, pouring and stirring. MILK AND GLOSS (1993) 16mm col, sound, 10 min- An interior landscape is scrutinized, and an apparent rational calm is revealed as suffocating. Milk and Glass is an evocation journey from surface to interior- a black-coated mirror, the hollow of a bowl, a cavernous throat a brush demarcates a line of lip on a flat surface, a mouth doubles up with the bowl and is virtually spoon-fed till it chokes. BACKCOMB (1995) 16mm col, sound, 6 min- In Backcomb the demonic is unleashed on domestic space. It takes the form of two of femininity's mildest tokens, hair and embroidery, that serve here in the creation of sexualised surrealist experience. Within the claustrophobic space of a table-lay, a forceful and erectile mass of hair comes alive and slithers across its surface. The hair probes into vessels and punches through the cloth finally order overturns and all smashes to the ground. MIRRORED MEASURE (1996) 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 min- Mirrored Measure features two women separated by a generation. The older woman ceremoniously lays a table - she repeatedly spreads a cloth and smooths it out. The table is set and glasses and jug filled with water. A balanced and controlled ritual follows in which the jug is passed round and water is repeatedly sipped. Water becomes the lens through which we see and the medium through which the protagonists connect. The sense of connectivity is abruptly severed when the first glass tumbles.

Rental: $45.00
DVD PAL Rental: $45.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Final Solutions (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, ethnic / multicultural, queer / bi / trans

Queer imagination has no place in the death-dealing consumerist culture. For, in it, the final solution is management of all situations through enforced assimilation using death-terror as the weapon. This film explores the Teleculture's treatment of A.I.D.S as a consumer image. Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1991 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1991 "Tartaglia raises hell in this unrelenting analysis of A.I.D.S consumerism."- Robert Hil ferty, Outweek "Strong and innovative..." - Kate Bornstein, Bay Area Reporter

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Gary Goldberg

Plates (1990) DVD NTSC, b & w, 11 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy

Starring Bill Rice & Taylor Mead. Camera/sound: Jacob Burckhardt. "Bill serves Taylor plates." Gary Goldberg was an East Village underground filmmaker, artist and playwright who worked in film until his death in 2003. In the 1970s, in addition to his paintings and conceptual art works that were exhibited and collected around the world, he did a number of "guerrilla art" pieces on the streets of Soho in New York. He directed many of his plays in the East Village at The Theater for the New City, La Mama, and other venues. His films have been presented at Millennium Film Workshop, the Knitting Factory, the Berlin International Film Festival, Arsenal, the Kitchen, and many American and International Festivals including Ann Arbor and the Stuttgart Film Winter - the Festival for Expanded Media. His work was presented in a Cineprobe at the Museum of Modern art in 1995. In 1990 he began a series of films starring Taylor Mead and Bill Rice. Together they made six films that, as a group, are called Double Trouble. "Not to be missed." - Amy Taubin, The Village Voice "It is probably the most original, thought-provoking comedy I've ever seen." - Alexander Kogan, Film Around the World, NY

Rental: $95.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $95.00

Tom Chomont

DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 -- Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011) (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: queer_bi_trans

Tom Chomont DVD Compilation #2 includes: AQUARIUM, INNER SANCTUM, THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE, A FAUSTIAN KNOT, TWILIGHT, HEAD SHOT, THE CAT MUSIC, PENGUIN POOL, MOTHER'S DAY, BATHED IN LIGHT, GOING FOR A RIDE, MOTHER GARDEN, ROBERT'S MOTHER'S FLOWERS, TIME TAKEN, BRIEF VISIT.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Donna Cameron

WARPATHS: 6 Films by Donna Cameron (1990-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, landscape_architecture

Compilation of Avant Garde films by Donna Cameron 1990-2011: The Superweapon, World Trade Alphabet, Brokn Bridge, The Falcon, New Moon, and Transpo.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

An Interview with Hiroshi Teshigahara (1990) DVD NTSC, color, 3:45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Car Coming (1990-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 1 min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, science_medicine, technology

A 1-minute performance video in which a toy hotrod revs up, races through its shallow depth of field and crashes into the camera. Although one of her very simplest videos, "CAR COMING" is yet another example of Rosenthal's zany investigations into threat and safety, seriousness and play, time and space, size and scale, life and art. Never shown at the time it was first shot or for almost 20 years, this video finally premiered as a loop in a small Rosenthal installation at Fusion Art Museum in New York, in the September, 2009 exhibition "Art of the Crash" curated by Shalom Neuman.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Society (1990-2008) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

"SOCIETY" is another example of a Barbara Rosenthal investigatory single fixed-camera short performance video inspired by an insight occurring from a real event in a real day. Here she sits at a desk with a lamp, a phone, and the Manhattan White Pages, reading all the entries under "Society", and thereby, through this list of how we group ourselves, with no commentary other than subtle vocal inflection, telling us so much about self, other selves, urban identity and humanity.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Boris Lehman

Looking for My Birthplace (1990) DVD PAL, Color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee from Belgium during the German occupation, they had reached neutral Switzerland after a clandestine journey across France. Boris Lehman remembers nothing of all this. His parents are dead, all witnesses have disappeared. Armed with only a few documents and photographs found in a cardboard box, he wanders through Lausanne, searching for signs that would evoke his presence, his early life, the evidence of his very existence. But the city remains silent and remote. Boris Lehman: Films that say "I" "Does a first person cinema exist today? In a system of production inexorably modeled on the American standard, works that dare to be subjective, both in style and content, are growing scarce. In this simplistic context, the Belgian film-maker Boris Lehman seems a dinosaur of the 7th art." - Marcel Leiser

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Jonas Mekas

The Sixties Quartet (1990-1999) DVD PAL, Color, 129 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Four films by Jonas Mekas on DVD PAL INTERZONE. SCENES FROM THE LIFE Of ANDY WARHOL: FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERSECTIONS, 1990, 35 min Jonas Mekas is know for his rapid-fire diary films. His Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat. ZEFIRO TORNA OR SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF GEORGE MACIUNAs, 1992, 35 min Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.), George's wedding and footage I took of him in Boston hospital three days before he died. - J.M. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN, 1995, 24 min with JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO On October 9th, 1972, half of the music world gathered in Syracuse, N.Y., to celebrate the opening of John Lennon/Yoko Ono Fluxus show, designed by George Maciunas. Same day, a smaller group gathered in a local hotel room to celebrate John's birthday. - J.M. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1999, 35 min with JACKIE, CAROLINE AND JOHN KENNEDY JR I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship. - J.M.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Vera Neubauer

Don't be afraid (1990) DVD_PAL, Color , 27 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Children_Youth, Ethnic_Multicultural , Music , Political/social activism

A musical, which follows four rebellious youth of mixed race through part of their adolescence and an upheaval, which results in the birth of a potential cabinet minister.

DVD PAL Rental: $120

Barbara Rosenthal

American Denominations (1990-2013) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Religion? Currency? Real? Fake? Another example of this artist's sneaky wit! Previewed at "Anthology of Shorts: Video by Barbara Rosenthal" in the "Super-8 Lebt Festival," Spittleburg Theater, Austrian Film' CoOp (Guest), Vienna, Austria, November 1996. New 2013 DVD Re-edit first screened at the Boddinale Film Festival, Berlin, Feb. 2013.

DVD NTSC Sale: $185 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Space and Time (1990-2010) DVD, color, 1 min

SPACE AND TIME. A text and live-action performance video depicting xeroxed text from philosopher John Redford's book and model of Space and Time. The spacial configuration and timing of the videographed xerox itself, and the foley performance sound, humorously remind us that even the infinite is finite on the screen, but at least perhaps it is not futile to attempt a definition. Shot when "cut" and "paste" meant "cut" and "paste."

DVD NTSC Sale: $250 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Two Humorous Architecture Videos (1990-2014) DVD, color, 17.5 min

As a dual video, this piece premiered in the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, a NYC artspace on the Lower East Side / East Village, NYC, September, 2014.
MUSEUM BOARD: Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014.
NEWS CORRAL: With her usual silly-o-seriousness, Rosenthal attempts to corral her dog, Zeke, her old cat, Stripe, and her kitten, Tunafish, into her sculpture, News Corral, an open-form piling of Daily News on the floor of her loft at 727 Avenue of the Americas, NYC. The video is shot from her sleeping loft / office loft upper open space above the main floor, and the audio is her calling the "soo-eee" of animal-ranglers, and sounds of her pets as they comply or don't comply at their pleasure. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's 1985 video MUSEUM BOARD. The piece has yet to premiere at any video screening. Such delay is not atypical of this artist, who is known for making art as a primary function, whether or not, or when or if, it's ever shown. Asked about this, she says, "There will be plenty of time to show it after I'm dead, but only time now while alive to make it.

DVD NTSC Sale: $585 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

Museum Board (1990-2014) DVD, color, 9 min

Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's News Corral in a double-issue DVD called Two Humorous Architectural Videos, which had been produced as such in 1990 in VHS, but not issued until 2014.

DVD NTSC Sale: $385 (limited edition DVD)

Barbara Rosenthal

News Corral (1990-2014) DVD, color, 9 min

Directed by her older daughter, Ola Creston, age 10. who went on to act in legitimate theater and Hollywood films, Barbara Rosenthal and her younger daughter, Sena Clara Creston, age 8, who went on to become an electronic media artist, assemble scrap museum board cuttings from other Rosenthal projects, into a structure on the floor of their NY loft. Their cat and kitten participate in their own ways. This piece echoes several others in which Rosenthal finds creative use for scraps, including Bookmarks Exploded Library Project and Dirty Book, and several others using her children and animals, including News Corral and Nonsense Conversation. The original footage was shot in 1990 on VHS, then a single take was transferred to U-Matic in 2000, then the original was remastered in 2014 as part of the "Building" curatorial at Central Booking, an artspace in New York, along with Rosenthal's News Corral in a double-issue DVD called Two Humorous Architectural Videos, which had been produced as such in 1990 in VHS, but not issued until 2014.

DVD NTSC Sale: $385 (limited edition DVD)

Faith Hubley

Amazonia (1990) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

AMAZONIA is inspired by the three South American myths about the tropical rainforest and its unique inhabitants. The first myth is based on the Orinoco creation cycle; the second tells the story of the turtle trickster, hero of the rainforest; and in the final myth, we learn from Paye (a shaman) the imperatives of preserving what is left of the tropical rainforest and the indigenous people who dwell in harmony with their environment.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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