Gary Adlestein

Cezannescapes 1 & 2 (1991) Super 8, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

His paintings are there, in the landscape of Provence. #1 starts in Avignon then moves up and down Mt. St. Victoire. #2 again moves up and down; this time the deserted, ancient hill town of Les Baux, haunted by ghosts of the Troubadours.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Gordon Ball

Do Poznania Conversations in Poland (1991) 16mm, color, 17.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture

Personal glimpses of Polish life immediately preceding glasnost. Filmed during my two month-long visits (1986, 1988) as American Literature and Culture Specialist at Adam Mickiewicz University, it offers everyday street scenes, crumbling building facades, remains of death camps Auschwitz and Birkenau, Solidarity monument at Gdansk's Lenin Shipyard and traveling shots of idyllic countryside, all in a handheld camera style: personal, raw, rapid, eccentric, intense -- the opposite of Lowell Thomas or PBS. Charging the rapidly fleeting images are gists of conversations with Poles in which I took part, re-created back in US -- health and financial problems, queuing, environmental issues, Chernobyl, food, communists, anti-Semitism, "free" education and work under Soviet socialism. The "voices" I re-present are urgent and multiple, and enrich the images with ambiguity, contradiction and personal history. This film (pronounced "Doe Pohznawnia") is an unpretentious, unconventional, unimposing and uncompromising record of life in the last (and in some ways, worst) days of a regime whose loss of power was just around the corner.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Colin Barton

I Like Camels / Intestinal Fortitude (2 Films On 1 Reel) (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

I LIKE CAMELS, (3 min.) is a high intensity optically printed collage film, made during the Gulf War. This film was full of hate, and made in response to an over talkative audience during the screening of my first 16mm film TREE. After that day I swore never to make another "silent" film, though a few years later I made BROKEN FOOTNOTES. This film explored inventing new techniques to create traveling mattes, and possibilities on the optical printer. The soundtrack was created by distorting optical sound from 16mm and 35mm optical tracks. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, (3 min.) is a post-industrial visual monster. As a writing to the intricacies of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, the initial idea was to have many films in one, and to have each of those films stand on their own. The multiple layers of this film each contain separate and individual films. All of them representing different ideas, and their stacked complexity give it its punch. The ideas range from enjoying coffee to an industrial hell. Driven by the pure apathy of others, this film was an alarm, or wake-up call to my then current peers in school.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Louise Bourque

Just Words (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"Using as its text Samule Beckett's NOT I, this shocking gift incorporates optically printed home movie footage and an eerily slick close-up of actress Patricia MacGeachy as she rants at lightning speed Beckett's words about home, family and the confines and alienation associated with being a woman." -- Madcat Film Festival Program Notes, San Francisco, 2001 "... a 10 minute tour de force... In JUST WORDS, Bourque intercuts footage of her mother and her sisters with a peformance by actress Patricia MacGeachy of Samuel Beckett's NOT I; the result is unnerving (as all Beckett is) yet touching (as some Beckett is not)." -- Jay Scott, The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Agnus Dei Kinder Synapse (1991) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

To the child mind, the transformative sacrificial power of "O, Lamb of God" is a daily manifestation -- not as an adult shift-of-interest, but rather as ritual magic in which a toy train ("-of-thought," an adult might say) becomes medium of shifts-of-scene, soforth, wherein an elephantine shape transforms to a more "real" (i. e., less metaphorical) train, in sacrifice of transformative elephant, so on-&-on. An earlier film, THE MACHINE OF EDEN, is of some similar construct (as is a good deal of western painting) in its insistence upon contemporary mise-en-scene as grounds for Biblical lore.

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16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Christ Mass Sex Dance (1991) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This work, composed of six rolls of superimposed images set to Jim Tenney's electronic music track "Blue Suede," is a celebration of the balletic restraints of adolescent sexuality-shaped (in this instance) by "The Nutcracker Suite" of Tchaikovsky as well as the gristly roots of Elvis Presley.

Rental: $34.00
16mm Rental: $34.00

Stan Brakhage

Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

The primary "Molten Horror" is TV--though there are other horrors metaphored in the film. Four superimposed rolls of hand-painted and bi-packed television negative imagery are edited so as to approximate the hypnagogic process whereby the optic nerves resist grotesque infusions of luminescent light.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Stan Brakhage

Vision of the Fire Tree (1991) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe." - D.H. Lawrence This little film, like a fire in the mind, seeks that "tree" along a line of metaphorical synapse.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Brand

Home Less Home (1991) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

In HOME LESS HOME people who are homeless reveal homelessness from their own experiences dispelling common misconceptions and prejudices. Told as a personal journey, the film gives a broad analysis of the causes and conditions of homelessness while it analyzes news, TV reports and historical images of poverty. HOME LESS HOME presents new ways to look at homelessness, displacing the debate from questions of charity to ones of social justice. "Bill Brand's remarkable documentary problems the lifestyles of the homeless population of our city and reveals perhaps the most frightening news of all. Many of those we see outside in cardboard boxes or sleeping bags are not drunks, addicts or lazy, but workers who simply don't earn enough to rent a room in New York." -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center "The testimony of many homeless people would have been a sufficiently urgent basis for any documentary film on this subject. But Mr. Brand goes further, offering a disquisition on the connection between the condition of the homeless and the consequences of studying it as a series of images." -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Lawrence Brose

An Individual Desires Solution (1991) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

A structural cinepoem concerning the mystery of death through the struggle for answers and survival of my boyfriend Kevin, who passed away on my birthday in Sussex, England. Before Kevin died, he asked me to redefine the acronym AIDS as An Individual Desires Solution -- hence the title. The titles of text in the first section are transcriptions from the frantic phone calls with Kevin as he describes his life with the disease. The sound in the second section is of Kevin's voice, recorded over long-distance telephone lines then, re-recorded on multiple tracks. This distortion transcends language by focusing on the sound of the struggling voice while also creating rhythmic and atmospheric counterpoint to the images. The second section consists of images of Kevin in his apartment and images taken from a train window. The images function metaphorically for the absolute terror and pain being experienced by both Kevin and myself. All I could do was to hold onto him and the camera; as he suffered far away from me, all I had were the images to edit through the helplessness. "The film is excruciatingly painful to watch because its form forces us to experience the discomfort of not knowing rational solutions to the irrationality of the disease. People who enjoy the sentimental AIDS death narratives of the Teleculture would not enjoy Brose's film. And I think that is exactly why they need to see it." -- Jerry Tartaglia, Out Week The film was originally shot in super-8.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rudolph Burckhardt

Rubble Dance Long Island City (1991) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Silvestre Byrón

Capricho (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Four sequences based in poetical textes from Herrera y Reissig, Schumann, H. G. Wells and Maupassant. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: video

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

Fauve (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

FAUVE is a paper film made by a unique paper process which I invented and have employed here as a monochromatic study of rhythm and mood and the physics of light waves leaving a source - one sees the red, or longest waves, first, the blue, or shortest waves, last, and in my film, one's left in the UV light world of peripheral vision. The original score by Peter Wetzler adds to the textural, tactile, visual experience of FAUVE.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Donna Cameron

NYC/Joshua Tree (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

In its journey from one place/time to another place/time through shifting emulsions and landscapes, the TYGER (inspiration), larger than life, on a living sea. In the context of the TYGER trilogy, this film is the transition from a quiet, personal space (paper emulsion) to a noisy, impersonal space (Kodak emulsion). With music by Don Militel.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Anja Czioska

Shiwa (1991) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Body, Erotic

You can see light film... and maybe a wonderful naked body. Musik of Yma Sumac.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Cecilia Dougherty

Coal Miner's Granddaughter (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

"In Coal Miner's Granddaughter, Cecilia restages autobiographical elements. Memory, fantasy, the movies, TV, contaminate one another to highlight the impossibility of unsplicing, separating out, influences in the neurons that make me; the futility of recovering origin. Media is biology-Delicious, horrible 'acting' exposes the in-authenticity of realism as conduit to truth. Everyday life is performance-events are arranged; disarranges -- we're unstuck in the space-time continuum. Disorientation precludes reabsorption into moralizing." -- Laurie Weeks Sale: $100 individual, $200 institutional

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Paula Gauthier

Which Is Scary (1991) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

WHICH IS SCARY is a documentation of seven individual stories. It depicts through different circumstances the similar feelings of personal & social alienation experienced by each storyteller. It is a lesson of cause & effect in homosexual culture.--P. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Carl Michael George

6 Feet-Dancers Whom I Know and Love (1991) 16mm, black and white, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Vignettes by three dancers, Peter Cramer, Brian Taylor and Jack Waters; choreographic fantasies of German New Wave urbanity , bureaucratic existentialism , primal illusions, Butoh musings, and a campy romp down Central Park South!

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

Star Spangled Basher (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism, Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Examines the relationship between the rise of homophobia and racism during times of frenzied patriotism. The image of Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at Superbowl XXV is juxtaposed with CNN news footage of millitary maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, and a five borough anti-violence march organized by the New York Lesbian and Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Carl Michael George

Right to Love (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

FROM THE NAKED EYE CINEMA - Features the lip sync artistry of drag queen Hedda Lettuce. Using split screen the film uses Lettuce lip synching to Nancy Wilson's 1979 classic song along side of images of gay and lesbian couples. A truly stellar performance on location at the west side pier.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Michael Gitlin

Plot (1991) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Accumulating in a dense mat of images, claustrophobic and repetitious, Plot is an essay film whose subject is the landscape of paranoia, an America sliding into the abyss of war.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Larry Gottheim

Your Television Traveler (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

The history of space, the place of mystery, the mystery of trace, the space of history.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Vincent Grenier

You / Out In The Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Contains the following two films: YOU (1990); and OUT IN THE GARDEN (1991). See descriptions for individual titles. Video rental price: 50.00 (individuals); 100.00 (institutions)

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16mm Rental: $50.00

Vincent Grenier

Out In The Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

A film about the dynamic of assumptions as seen through the struggle of a gay man who has recently been told that he is HIV positive and who, in his own way, tries to come to terms with the news. The film eschews the usual talking head and focuses on the peculiar occasion for examining anew as brought on by disconnectedness. In the process, questions of identity, one's sense of reality, the day to day and social tyrannies end up implicating the viewer intimately as well. Awards: Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992, -- Best Experimental Documentary, 1992, -- 16th Atlanta Film/ & Video Festival. Cash awards: 1992 Black Maria Film & Video Festival -- 23rd Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Screenings: Screenings: 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 Celebration.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Goetz Grossmann

Cry Blue Murder! (1991) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michelle Handelman

Homophobia Is Known To Cause Nightmares (1991) 16mm, 3/4" NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman imitating a man, imitating himself. Using the cut-up techniques of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, I edited this film using experimental out-takes and guided purely by intuition. The film sat around for a year without a soundtrack. Then, due to a homophobic incident, I plotted my revenge, locked myself in a sound booth and let loose. A revenge film that will have you falling out of your seat.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $40.00

Michelle Handelman

Hope (1991) 3/4" NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 5:15 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Monte Cazazza As skin dissolves and layers of the body are revealed, we become familiar with the flesh. . . its internal working more beautiful than its cosmetic cover. Hope is ambient cinema, evoking the transformative spirit of life after death. Images of blood and bone dissolve into each other with a soundtrack of Tibetan bowls, heartbeats, and irregular rhythms. Awards: 1996 American Film Institute-Sonyvisions of U. S. Award; 1995 Special Merit, Rutgers University S-8 Festival.

Rental: $25.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jamie Harrar

Light Rhythms: Three Films Covered Bridge, Elf, At A Falling (1991) 16mm, color, 10.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Three films on one reel. COVERED BRIDGE: All textures and interplay between sunlight and the structure of an old covered bridge. 'ELF: A creature of the woods comes out to breathe. AT A FALLING: A reaction to the change in season. Award: Second Prize, US S8mm Film Festival, 1993 Exhibition: Big As Life, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Anthology Film Archives; Berks Filmmakers; Rutgers University.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Jamie Harrar

Slypefilm (1991) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A "slip" into a narrow Baroque passage.

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16mm Rental: $20.00

Jim Hubbard

Two Marches (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

"In [Jim Hubbard's] latest work, scenes shot at two national gay marches on Washington, DC are juxtaposed to reveal some of the devastating changes in the gay movement from 1979 to 1987, as hope is replaced by frustration and mourning. "In Hubbard's roving footage we follow the shifts in spirit, age and racial composition of the demonstrators and witness the growing organization of the protest spectacle, as ragtag bunches of rebellious marchers give way to marching bands and the unfurling of the Names Project AIDS Quilt. ... Yet his touch is always gentle, and deeply, if elusively, personal, from the opening shots of Hubbard embracing the late filmmaker Roger Jacoby to the beautifully choreographed hands of deaf people signing. Always working within a small scale and tightly focused format, Hubbard has developed an astonishingly varied and emotionally complex body of work over the years, a series of personal film essays of intertwined loss and liberation." -- Liz Kotz, Afterimage

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Concept tape 2 (Derrida and Phenomenology) (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

See description of Concept tape 1 video sale price: $50

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

Concept tape 3 (Performance) (1991) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

See description of Concept tape 1 video sale price: $50

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Takahiko Iimura

Fluxus Replayed (1991) DVD NTSC, b/w, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Destroying a violin by Nam June Paik, and rolling up with bandage all over the body of the players in a concert by Yoko Ono, with such radical actions Fluxus (an art group organized by George Maciunas) shocked not only art world, but also a society at large. A historical document of international avant-garde group, Fluxus performances in New York, 1991, which reproduced the performances in early 1960s, an origin of art-performance, with the works of the main artists: Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, George Brecht, Allison Knowles, Ben Patterson, Jackson Mac Low and Emmett Williams. --T. I.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ken Jacobs

Keaton's Cop (1991) 16mm, black and white, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Some films are a joy to look at repeatedly, and also sperately in their various parts. This is the bottom quarter, or fifth of Cops. (Please project film with all of lower frame image visible on screen.)

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Larry Jordan

Visible Compendium, The (1991) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

THE VISIBLE COMPENDIUM constructs bits of unnamed meanings, fragments of light. Photography is, to me, not about things, but about light. Light is our primary reality when we are at the movies -- light which suggests things, the secondary reality, a construct by the mind. THE VISIBLE COMPENDIUM attempts to engage the mind, and particularly what is unknown in the mind, rather than what has been seen and known a thousand times over. THE VISIBLE COMPENDIUM reaches farther than any of my other animations. It goes off in many directions, held together, hopefully, by the soundtrack, which itself goes off in a number of directions: strange sounds, some recognizable, others not. Some music. No voices, no silence. This is intentional. The film is a compendium, as indicated in the title -- a catalog of visible possible experiences, some at normal time, some speeded up or slowed down, some continuous, others broken up. Why? Tough question. Why not? Why not experiment with different modes of visible motion? (And, I might add, totally manufactured bits of motion elucidated by the light of the projector.) For instance, when the nude woman with the towel walks across the screen, the image broken up with flashes, close-ups, erratic zooms, etc. -- to express the soundtrack (which was in place before the animation), and partly to express those unspoken "meanings" I mentioned above. "Images in THE VISIBLE COMPENDIUM are just as stunningly beautiful as ever." -- Gunvor Nelson "[His] Compendium is a perfect counter part, it seems to me, to the placement of Sophia's length and breadth, in so much as this new work presents dreams of the chores and diversions of the human world -- lacerated by two meditations on War: the 1st, an almost endless rain of missiles on an ancient chariot, the 2nd, [his] wondrous clown dancing on battleship cannons -- Bravo! Nothing could be clearer on the subject (especially welcome at this time); and in-between (as suggested slightly before and slightly after) a feelsome balance spectrum of dreamed dailiness finally exposed as -- if one can but see it as [he has]--the greatest show on Earth." -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Marjorie Keller

Herein (1991) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"If you put it on tape, you can't erase it." HEREIN charts the movement from political activism to filmmaking through the metaphor of a dwelling. An FBI film obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Emma Goldman's autobiography, the making of films on the Lower East Side in New York, street prostitution and drug addiction, all inflect the sense of place, space and history.

Rental: $95.00
16mm Rental: $95.00

Karl Kels

1991-Karl Kels (1991) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Tim Kennedy

Man Who Lived Too Soon, The (1991) 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $105.00
16mm Rental: $105.00

Larry Kless

How They Saw the New World (1991) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, History

HOW THEY SAW THE NEW WORLD examines the media's affect on our worldview, exploring some of the milestone events that have affected our perception of history. The persistence of a mythology based on fiction is realized, with the advent of television being the highest common denominator.

Rental: $50.00 (institutions only)
16mm Rental: $50.00

Larry Kless

Works By Larry Kless 1988-90 6 Short Works (1991) 16mm, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Includes: COWBOYS WERE NOT NICE PEOPLE, THE NEGATIVE KID and POST-MODERN DAYDREAM See film descriptions above. This tape also includes A KINDER GENTLER NATION?, WARNING SIGNS and POLITICAL GESTURES. Constructed with images all from broadcast TV, A KINDER GENTLER NATION? explores the ironic banality of this statement by the president who says one thing but means another. "George Bush's infamous slogan is contrasted with video reality." -- Scott Stark, VCR Video Show, San Francisco Cinematheque, 1991 WARNING SIGNS juxtaposes images from educational films, broadcast television, and video feedback to subvert the works' original intention meant as information. It is an attempt to distort their messages so that they make no sense at all -- or do they? POLITICAL GESTURES is a study of the urban textures that reflect personal ideologies injected into the public sphere. Expressions of individuals' and groups' political agendas are framed within this time capsule of events that chronicles the passing of 1989 to 1990. The original footage was shot on a S8mm film, mainly frame by frame, as a daily image document.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Caroline Koebel

Curve Point (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Two people traverse the landscape of San Francisco in an atmosphere of pervasive doom--whether it be the destruction of a city, the decline of humanity, the dissolution of a love relationship, or a debilitating neurosis. Imagine CURVE POINT as some turn along a winding road (say Highway 1) which is either the site of many accidents or a spot to park & romance while enjoying the view.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alexis Krasilovsky

What Memphis Needs (1991) 16mm, color, 5.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Contrasting the black and white cultures of Memphis, Tennessee, WHAT MEMPHIS NEEDS is based on a poem written in the Free People's Poetry Workshop of the internationally renowned "prison poet" Etheridge Knight. From ponies running through the Memphis cottonwoods to a girl running across the construction site of Mud Island, from white kids in a West Memphis parade throwing candy at black bystanders to a Bible reading in the Lorraine Motel, and from rock 'n' rollers to marquee lights on Beale Street, WHAT MEMPHIS NEEDS provides a searing cross-section of Memphis history and society. Featuring the Harmonikeys and Roosevelt Briggs. Categories of interest: Black Studies, Urban Studies, Poetry, Women's Studies, Civil Rights, Harmonica, Blues, the American South. Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour; The '90s, PBS; Anthology Film Archives; Louisville Int'l Film & Video Festival.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Kerry Laitala

Stag Party Movie (1991) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage

Rephotographed imagery for the voyeur.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

Is As Is (1991) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

A portrait of a mother with her arms full in the backyard bathing her twin babies. As if the early spring light sings and dances. Later the father cooks a fish. Marjorie Keller is the mother.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

As Is Is (1991) super8mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Super-8 Kerry Laitela delivers an elegiac account of the passions and struggles of a female chameleon.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Mazičre

Cezanne's Eye (1991) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Landscape & Architecture

"Cezanne's Eye is the most significant brushstroke/camera movement film in the history of cinema." -- Stan Brakhage Cezanne's Eye II is an experiential journey through the body of a unique landscape - that of Cezanne's Provence. Using intuitive and expressionist visual language and a striking specially composed soundtrack the film is a movement through land, sky, colour, sound and music that is both sensual and visually challenging. The explicit reference point in Maziere's Cezanne films is an acknowledgement of that post-impressionist project, namely the relativisation of vision, of significance as embedded in language and convention. Consequently the artist is left with the perpetual task and hope of working and reworking, discovering anew in every brushstroke or camera movement. Art's potential lies within that persistence. Shot in Cezanne's France, the film's agile camerawork edit's the terrain into panoramic views which zooms in to become geological contours, dwelling on the geometric solidity of the rocks and trees. The camera constantly works with the landscape, bringing it in and out of view at different scales, in a frantic syntax which is never exhausted since each shot or movement suggests other possibilities. It is well known how the late Cezanne would persist with his motifs, mountains and rotting fruit alike , in a constant erotic of interpretation. -- Sotiris Kyriacou First there is a lightning of language whereby the meaning is conveyed through the verbal texture that seems weightless, until the meaning itself takes on the same rarefied constancy. -- Italo Calvino, Lightness; Six Memos for the Next Millenium For three years I breathed that landscape, I became a part of it's body the rocks, sky, earth and water - we all felt it's power, as had Cezanne. -- Michael Maziere

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Bill Morrison

Lost Avenues (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Margot Niederland

Broken Angel (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Literature & Theater

Architectural poetry brought to life by the artist Arthur Wood. A cinematic journey through arches, thoughts, windows and memories in the soon-to-be most talked about building in Brooklyn. -- Sundance Catalogue '91

Rental: $33.00
16mm Rental: $33.00

Tony Pemberton

Paradise Is, (1991) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Lynne Sachs

House of Science: Museum of False Facts, The (1991) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Throughout THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE: A MUSEUM OF FALSE FACTS, an image of a woman, her brain revealed, is a leitmotif. It suggests that the mind/body split so characteristic of Western thought is particularly troubling for women, who may feel themselves moving between the territories of the film's title -- house, science, and museum, or private, public, and idealized space -- without wholly inhabiting any of them. This film explores society's representation and conceptualization of women through home movies, personal reminiscences, staged scenes, found footage, and voice. Sach's personal memories recall the sense of her body being divided, whether into sexual and functional territories, or 'the body of the body' and 'the body of the mind.'" -- Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archive "Her task suggests a new, feminized film form in which the coming-of-age rituals are recast into a potent web for affirmation and growth." -- Crosby McCloy, SF Cinematheque "The film takes off on a visual and aural collage, ... combining the theoretical issues of feminism with the discrete and personal remembrances of childhood." -- Heather Mackey, The San Francisco Bay Guardian Awards and Exhibition: Experimental Prize, Athens Film Festival; Juror's Award, Black Maria Film Festival; Chicago Filmmakers; OsnabrÄck Media Arts Festival; LA Filmforum; Oberhausen Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive; First Prize, Utah Film and Video Festival.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Mary Magdalene (1991) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

This is one of the very few and one of the most important films on child abuse that has been made in the history of cinema. -- Stan Brakhage, May 5, 2000 Edited by M. M. Serra and shot by Peggy Ahwesh, Abigail Child, and Tom Chomont. "This is Freud's Dora told by Dora: a fresh revelation, a successful voyeurism. We are allowed to sit on three therapeutic sessions to hear the confessions as M. M. reenacts her past: becomes demure, becomes hurt, disassociates. Her "Mum" is indicted: peasant, barely literate, wanting her daughter to be happy, "to be married" as she says in her last letter. The irony is immense: defining the abuse as secret shame, never confronting "Mr. Goertler," Mum wishes her daughter to attain social liberation in the shape of a happy (mythic?) marriage." -- Abigail Child

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Stasis Series I & II I. Still Life; II. Papa's Garden (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Using Pixelvision video transferred to 16mm film, these works map the visual space of emotional investigation.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

To Lavoisier, Who Died in The Reign of Terror (1991) 16mm, color, 52 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

Image Collaboration: Carl Brown. The work of pioneering French Chemist Antoine Lavoisier and this film are situated between modern chemistry and alchemy.. the scenes in the film are all "staged" but shot on different stock and chemcially modified. This film is a dynamic interaction of "abstract" and "realist" form, a drama of abstraction and "theatrical" realism.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Alan Sondheim

Accident in the Revolution, An (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Being Danger (1991) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Alan Sondheim

Part-Objects Float to the Surface of Desperate Thought (1991) Regular 8mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
Reg8mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Sondheim

Theory of Writing (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Alan Sondheim

Thought (1991) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Sondheim

Trance Film (1991) 16mm, color & b/w, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Fred Worden

Introduction to the Secret Society (1991) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A half-baked, but tenderized world view offered up for the new arrivals.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Karl Kels

Starlings (1991) 16mm, black and white, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

It is night. The moon is shining. A static camera captures a huge flock of starlings searching the sky in circular movements. It is not clear how long Kels had been standing there before he turned on his camera; the event as such can only have come as a surprise to him as well. At first the starlings are hard to identify. Having deliberately edited frames coming from different generations of the original print in a certain metrical order, without changing the actual chronology of their movement, Kels has the constantly changing shapes of the birds dissolve in the rough grain of the celluloid. Once again a technical weakness of the celluloid forms the starting point of his visual enterprise. Shot on one reel without any interruption, the birds' flight gradually forms configurations of astonishing beauty. An immense sense of depth emerges as the starlings move against the background of the distanced moon, yet cross close by electric wires. Moths cannot resist the light and drop down just in front of the lens, and finally, also the starlings seem to take a last turn reaching down closer to Kels' camera just before his reel ends. -- Millenium Film Journal, No. 30-31.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Veneo Video Viceo (1991) 3/4" NTSC, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film

A young woman gets the idea to make and market a punk-style aerobics tape -- and does so at too great a speed to ever reflect on the ramifications of her project. She lives in New York's East Village, and just happens to walk by Stephen Spielberg's "Batteries Not Included" film set each day on her way to and from work. The two projects are counterpointed with particular reference to the degree to which either of them pay attention to anything more than a few superficial elements of the community and cultures they purport to be representing. The dramatic continuity of the story is frequently interrupted by a collage of images of the characters recontextualized in portrait format and overlaid with a series of onscreen texts. These images and texts serve as a Brechtian chorus, providing comment on the relationships between the marketplace, the television medium, and what an audience will easily believe.

3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $500.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $400.00

Craig Baldwin

Tribulation 99 (1991) color & b/w, 97 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

Upon its release in 1991, TRIBULATION 99 became an instant counter-culture classic. Baldwin's "pseudo-pseudo-documentary" presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle mutilations, killer bees, religious prophecy, doomsday diatribes, and just about every other crackpot theory broadcast through the dentures of the modern paranoiac.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Gary Adlestein

Gaudi & Cezannescapes (1991-2006) DVD_NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Landscape Architecture

Three experimental shorts inspired informed by the styles of the artists they celebrate. (the two most recent are mini-DV's, the other, created 15 years previously, is a single-system sound, edited- [mostly] -in-camera super-8 film) GAUDI (2006, mini-DV, 2:40 min) Gaudi's great La Sagrata Familia begun in Barcelona in the 1880's, still remains a vital work in progress ('07: Dudley Cinema Venice, CA: Athens International Film/ Video Festival: Black Maria Film/ Video Festival, Director's Choice Prize). LA PEDRERA (2006, mini-DV, 2:45 min, silent) If the Sagrata Familia, its vertical, spiraling thrusts leaping heavenward, is Gaudi's sacred masterpiece, his LA Pedrera (a Barcelona apartment house, luxuriating in leisurely horizontal undulations, is its profane partner. CEZANNESCAPES 1 & 2 (1991, s-8/snd, 5:30 min.) his paintings are forever inscribed in the Provencal landscape (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" at MoMA, 1982-2001).

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Babette Mangolte

Visible Cities (1991) 16mm, color, 31 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Two women are in search of a home in the Southern California landscape. From the outside looking in, they see the single-family home as the locus of the exclusion of the other. It is also unaffordable. They both feel as if they are invisible citizens. They witness how the architectural landscape imposed on the California desert appears as a reversal of nature, where exclusive living, gated communities and segregation go hand in hand. They dream of escape. The film is giving a voice to the landscape as well as exploring off-screen presence and subjectivity. -- Babette Mangolte

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Carl Michael George

6 Feet (1991) VHS_NTSC, bw, 23 min. min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, queer

Vignettes by three dancers, Peter Cramer, Brian Taylor and Jack Waters; choreographic fantasies of German New Wave urbanity , bureaucratic existentialism , primal illusions, Butoh musings, and a campy romp down Central Park South!

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Su Friedrich

First Comes Love (1991) 16mm, BW, 22 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Family, Queer Bi Trans

First Comes Love consists of perfectly choreographed scenes of four wedding ceremonies accompanied by a complex medley of popular love songs. All seems to be going as it should until the couples reach the altar, when the celebratory atmosphere is interrupted for a surprising public service announcement. Then song and dance continues until the happy couples depart, leaving behind a dwindling crowd and a few altar boys who carefully sweep up the rice that blankets the pavement like snow.

Rental: $88.00
16mm Rental: $88.00

Terese Svoboda

To See Or Not To See (1991) DVD, color, 13.25 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & natre, ethnic & multicultural , personal / diary / journal , philosophical, political & social activism

To See or Not to See is a meditation on the Giant Walking Sticks of Papua New Guinea which dramatizes the narrator's ambivalence toward the Other. The tape acts as a visual interpretation of anthropologist Clifford Geertz' examination of language and how it traps the speaker's attempts at trying to interpret. In 'To See or Not to See' the dilemma of the outside observer becomes exposed -- with wit, irony and a genuine concern for not destroying what is seen.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Faith Hubley

Upside Down (1991) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, history, literature & theater, spiritual & mystical

Inspired by the writings of the 13th century Indian poet Kabir, "Upside Down" shocks the audience from its torpor. Lost in a maze of contradictions, its characters search fro a way out... Death is befriended and the eternal yearning for harmony, beauty and balance are realized in the final sequence. Music by Don Christensen.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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