Colin Barton

Four Short Films (2000) 16mm, color, 8.00 min

Genre: Experimental

This film includes Skull For You!, Side Show of the Damned (Preview Trailer), Part 2, and Skull For You, Too!. Originally made direct on film animation from 35mm Hollywood preview trailers, this film is a commentary on violence in cinema. Side Show was shown as a 'preview trailer as original art' along with regular preview trailers to promote a Multi-media performance show at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Gabriela Bohm

Passages (2000) VHS PAL, black and white, 65.00 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

I am not sure that what I wrote is true. I am certain it is truthful. -- Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz Survivor, from her book Auschwitz and After In this personal documentary, a filmmaker sets off on an odyssey through Eastern Europe, Israel, South America, and The United States to uncover long-harbored family mysteries, myths, and secrets. In the end, she draws strength from the connections between her own life and the lives of her parents' -- a legacy she will share with her child.

Rental: $40.00
VHS PAL Rental: $40.00

Louise Bourque

Going Back Home (2000) 35mm, color, 2.30 min

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth

Turmoil of unsheltered childhood: the dwelling as self. "The disasters of life can make it hard to go home. Bourque's brief beautiful, and affecting film goes by so quickly it's printed twice on the reel, so you can get a second look." -- Program notes, Images Film Festival Catalogue, Toronto, 2001

Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Dance (2000) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film begins with points of light defining a dark space out of which a female dancer (Vivienne Palmer) emerges dressed in a semi-transparent green dress. Her dance is visually echoed by close-up superimpositions of her arms, legs, and feet and then later by her distant figure seeming to mimic and/or perhaps to control her foreground, sometimes back-lit, image. She often paused thoughtfully in he dance, breaks steps, walks away etc. defining the perimeters of the dance. Finally she appears naked, midst dance, and takes heraldic stance at end.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him, The (2000) 16mm, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

This film of single-strand photography begins with the "fire" of reflective light on water and on the barest inferences of a ship. Throughout, the interwoven play of light and water tell the inferred "tale" of the film through rhythm and tempo, through visible textures and forms in gradual evolution, through resultant "moods" generated by these modes of making, and, then, by the increasingly distant boat images, birds, animals, fleeting silhouettes of people and their artifacts, flotsome and jetsome of the sea-dead, as well as (near end, and almost as at a funeral) flowers in bloom, swallowed by darkness midst the crumbling of the sand castles. These nameable objects (sometimes, at first, quite enigmatic) are the frets of Symbol; but always the symbolic content is swept back into the weave of sea and light and seen, as is the merry-go-round near beginning of film, or the horizontally photographed fountain mimicing incoming ocean waves.

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

Stan Brakhage

Moilsome Toilsome (2000) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a photographed filmic searching-for-whales, the camerawork and editing attempting to approximate something of the rubbing up against water of the whale, of the surface foam and the hard coils of water through which it swims, of the gray-greens and blacks of its environment. And then suddenly there is the vision of many whales rolling, breeching, twisting and turning in various play with eachother, a mother and baby slapping fins together, soforth. This film is about the identification with the world of the whale and the experience of the seeing, then (at the distance of being human), many killer whales in glimpses of our given sights of them.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 9 (2000) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Sharp edged chunks of color set in black, straight, often multicolored, lines piercing shapes, imrpisoning them, until they rae fragmented bits of color in black: repeat of this theme again and again until darkness prevails, but is then broken up by pure white shards and spears restoring the original dance of hard edged shapes and lines, which then begin to whirl clock-wise, intersperced with fade-outs, and then overwhelming flare of yellow.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Persians 6 -- 12 (2000) 16mm, color, 18 min

Persian Series 10 twigs of color in space, and pure white ghosts of them in the background interspersed with dark amalgams of these andconglomerate forms. The resolve of these themes is a combination of amalgams and ghosts at one in interplay, and then dark slashed spaces with webs of white, webbed spaces on white and finally solarization of colored forms -- midst which the frame-line rises from bottom and drifts a few seconds visible, creating an insubstantiality of the frame of these images. Persian Series 11 begins with a window of yellow adrift in the full frame of multicolored paint shapes. Alternating black-space/white-space exhibits as a back-drop for slashes and curves of color -- reds and blues shifting to red-blue-green, then yellow, etc. slashes in black. Persian Series 12 hot by-play of reds-greens-yellows in black, blurred, finally as the color shapes are shifted violently from side to side, finally ending of a sharp entanglement of multicolored twig like and/or stem life forms.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Water for Maya (2000) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

WATER FOR MAYA is a hand-painted work which came into being during a film interview with Martina Kudlacek about Maya Deren. There was a sudden recognition of Maya's intrinsic love of water and thus of all Mayan liquidity in magic conjunction, reflection, etc.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Allan Poe: The House of Usher (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

The Edgar Allan Poe tale digitally remastered of the original 1973 Filmoteca version in absolute cinema representation. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

War of the Worlds, The (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

The H. G. Wells novel and the human kind collapsed. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Abigail Child

Surface Noise (2000) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

Found footage exploring public and private space, organized formally as a sonata, centered around work and issues of class: the divisions between home and public, owners and workers, saturation and flow, structure and improvisation. I work in media, both film and video. I began as a documentarian and moved into more experimental work by the late 1970s out of a sense of the politics of poetic forms and an aesthetic prediliction toward invention. My films extend the avant-garde and montage traditions of Eisenstein and Vertov, as well as the surrealist traditions of Bunuel and Breton in an attempt to examine, critique and play with and within the social realities of our era. In addition to these stylists from early in the century, my influences include the postwar films of Bruce Conner, Stan Brakhage and the under-recognized Len Lye. These works support my commitment to wit, clarity and an investigation of the daily. I expand on these traditions by focusing on sound/image relationships, and by examining gender, the portrayal of women and desire.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Martha Colburn

Four By Colburn (2000) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Asthma, Persecution in Paradise, Cholesterol, I Can't Keep Up

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Cathy Cook

Beyond Voluntary Control (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Psychology & Mental Health

BEYOND VOLUNTARY CONTROL conveys the experience of psychological and physical confinement. Through a surreal montage of haunting images from diverse sources, a sense of the obsessions, phobias, and diseases that constrict personal freedom is tellingly communicated. Dancer David Figueroa contributes his original and evocative movements to the mix. A soundtrack with poems by Emily Dickinson and Sharon Olds escorts the visual, and an interview with the filmmaker's mother poignantly underscores the latter's struggle with Parkinson's disease.- Lock yourself in, then let yourself go.

Rental: $75.00 sale price 175.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $175.00

Lisa DiLillo

Works By Lisa DiLillo (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Found Footage

Corrections and Clarifications (2000) 10:00 Corrections and Clarifications is based on text taken from the Corrections sections of the New York Times and Science Magazine from January through June of 2000. The errors cover such subjects as space, time, religion, identity and perception. There are also corrections of unknown facts and estimated data. The image sources are mixed. They range from original recorded images to appropriated imagery from the media and movies so as to mix fact and fiction. Corrections and Clarifications investigates the relativity of truth by questioning what we believe to understand about our world and the role that the media has in that understanding. Circumscriptions (2000) 7:00 Circumscriptions is a seven minute experimental video thatenlists the circle as a template and access point to probe the concepts of perception, image making, and collective memory. The circle sometimes is a metaphor for the viewfinder and at other times a tunnel-like vehicle transmitting ancient texts and icons. Some of the many images included are abstractions of zootropes, film loops, perceptual devices, and the interior of the body. The frenetic images contaminate each other in implosions and explosions of cells and universes where societal culture and biological culture are not distinct. The visuals are very closely edited with the sound collage/composition of Stevie Wishart. The sound reinforces and plays with the concepts of the persistence of vision and the fragmented image. We see flip books and then art history books and then eventually a Lascaux cave painting literally comes to life, calling to mind the photographic series of horses by Eadweard Muybridge. The Cock Fight (1998) 3:15 The Cock Fight engages the viewer in a hypnotic orgy of violence, color, and speed so as to call into question the suductive powers of spectacles that glorify excessive displays of masculinity and bravado, overemphasize the importance of victors and victory, and disregard the consequences of its violent constructs. FBI Warning (1996) 2:00 silent A set of unofficial FBI warnings, starting with the ubiquitous FBI copyright warning. Engorge, Gobble & Gulp (4:30) 1994 A humorous allegory told through a surprise narrator that critiques societal control over the female body both in the aesthetic realm and the sexual realm. The narrator encourages women to participate in self exploration and guilt-free indulgence.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Susana Donovan

Haunt #451 (2000) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Political / Social Activism

I understand it very little, and I'm not comfortable saying it, but it is true: Often when I've abhorred someone, the feeling was entangled with desire. For instance, the desire for something they have that I do not have, or believe I do not have. And the more I'd refuse to face this truth about myself, and thus remain ignorant, the more cultivated my resentmenrs became. That said, I believe this piece of knowledge could explain the madness of a bigot, of someone whose fear of his own desire has run amok. Someone whose cowardice requires him or her to censor his desires and expects the world to follow suit. Such cowards, throughout history, all too often seem to have their own way. And it is they who are the source of inspiration for HAUNT #451. S. D.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Michel Doret

Videos (2000) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Michel's Video Studio has so far produced three series: 1. The New York series 2. The Art series 3. The religious series. Total: Over 160 films of all lengths (short, medium and full-length features.). Request On-line Catalog. While a serious theatrical distributor is being sought, the following 4 samples can be ordered in DVD and/or VHS format: I. For the New York series. - 1. A Stroll through Manhattan. Running time: approx. 1hr.25m. This full-length feature on video support is the first episode of a trilogy registered by The Writers Guild of America, west, entitled A New Person. DVD Rent: $120.00. DVD Sale: $240.00 - 2. Independence Day 2003. Running time: approx. 50m. 4th of July celebration on Long Island, including an historic revival at Sagamore Hill and Fireworks at Jones Beach. DVD Rent: $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 II. For the Art series. - Three Collections. Running time: approx.1hr.10m. A full-length feature presentation of the three audio-visual artistic styles contributed in recent years by Artist Michel Doret, including acrylic paintings and collages in Primitive Surrealism of Total Art, The New Art 2002 and Spontaneism. DVD Rent: $70.00. DVD Sale: $140.00 III. For the Religious series. - An Italian Mass. Running time: less than 1 hr. A good sample of the religious series and of the foreign language creations. Mothers' Day Mass in Italian at St. Brigid's on Long Island 2003. DVD Rent $60.00. DVD Sale: $120.00 To see or order more samples from over 160, request the On-line Catalog entitled: "Video Films 2003" by Michel's Video Studio." All films are available for licensing and/or outright sale. Studio's Policy for Samples. DVD Renting: approx. $1.00 per minute. DVD Sale: approx. $2.00 per minute.

Cecilia Dougherty

Eileen (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

Eileen is a home movie of Eileen Myles in her legendary 3rd St. apartment, with her pit bull Rosie. I based the tape's style on some Beat home movies I saw a couple years ago, thinking how much Eileen's work is influenced by them and by the New York School of poets, specifically Frank O'Hara, whose work Eileen's reminds me of. She's reading from her novel entitled "Cool for You."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Green-Eyed Monster (2000) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

A closed door at the end of a hallway in a deserted shcoolbuilding. Near the door hang a firehose and an absentee list. Behing the door we hear a domestic fight developing to a climax. Someone shouts "Die bitch, die". Silence.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Bruce Elder

Crack, Brutal, Grief (2000) 16mm, color, 80 min

Keywords: Philosophical

An experimental film dealing with life and death.

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Brian Frye

Broken Camera Reels 1&2 (2000) black and white, 5 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

In Love with Love (2000) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Lachrymae (2000) color, 3 min

".. and yet of that living breathing throng, not one will be encased in a material frame. A company of ghosts, playing to spectral music. So may the luminous larvae of the Elysian fields have rehearsed earth's well beloved scenes to the exiled senses of Pluto's Queen." -- W. K. L. Dickson

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Nadja (2000) color, 3 min

"I speak in 'Nadja' of a naked woman totally preoccupied with herself in the sidestalls of the Electric Palace (quite undressed, seen from the central stalls): she would have seemed to me to be of a less phosphorescent whiteness if she had not appeared during the projection of a film of unlimited insanity in which everything was used as a pretext to show the 'Lord's Table.' This was the work of a priest who signed himself Peter the Hermit, and I think the film was called 'How I Killed My Child'." -- Andre Breton, "As in a Wood" Brakhage has called her the muse, perhaps because she appears only to those who hold a strip of film in their own hands. But here she appears -- if only for a moment -- to all those who care to look for her. "Let us speak plainly: The marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful; indeed, nothing but the marvelous is beautiful." -- Andre Breton

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Oona's Veil (2000) black and white, 8 min

Rental: $30.00

Brian Frye

Self-Portrait as Kaspar Hauser (For T. C.) (2000) color, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Eels of Chicago, The (2000) black and white, 2 min

Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

3% Vision (2000) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

3% VISION indicates a severe limit to perception, where dark and light, bustle and calm, murmur and din are measured on an inconceivably thin margin. In this spare, concentrated work, a composer and a visual artist operate on separate yet intersecting paths to create a video which depicts the chasm between one man and the rest of the sighted, passing world. This synthesis of music and moving image is bare and stripped to essentials. It presents fleeting images of an individual, fragile and surrounded, who perseveres in the undertow of an impervious social current. Video sale price: 40.00 (individuals); 150.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

Janie Geiser

Fourth Watch, The (2000) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

The ancient Greeks divided the night into four sections; the last section before morning was called the fourth watch. In these hours before dawn, an endless succession of rooms is inhabited by silent film figures occupying flickering space in a mid-century house made of printed tin. Their presence is at once inevitable and uncanny. A boy turns his head in dread, a woman's eyes look askance, a sleepwalker reaches into a cabinet which dissolves with her touch, and hands write letters behind disappearing windows. The rooms reveal themselves and fill with impossible, shadowed light. It is not clear who is watching and who is trespassing in this nocturnal drama of lost souls. Mark McElhatten, co-curator of the 2000 New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde, where The Fourth Watch premiered, writes: "A small masterpiece of the uncanny brought about through beautifully controlled use of superimposition and scale and a cross breeding of "incompatible" species of texture and (cathode-solar) light. Glacial blue poltergeist -- somnabulists, melodramatic stars and damaged children from silent films -- emerge at night into a tin dollhouse opening up invisible envelopes of space, comingling with hypnoticic chiaroscuro cast by trembling sunlight." Kristin M. Jones, in her review "NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde" in the November-December 2000 issue of Film Comment, writes: "Of the three Janie Geiser works screened, perhaps most haunting was The Fourth Watch, in which images of people in black-and-white movies rephotographed from a video monitor are superimposed on shots of a dollhouse interior. Bluish, spectral figures float by as sunlight mingles with flickering shadows on brightly colored tin. A beautiful somnambulist vanishing into TV bar rolls suggests a poetic metaphor for the current state of avant-garde cinema, when the medium's past, future, and even its own death are being transformed into material for provocative new films."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Lost Motion (2000) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Lost Motion uses small cast metal figures, toy trains, decayed skyscrapers, and other found objects to follow a man's search for a mysterious woman. From an illegible note found on a dollhouse bed, through impossible landscapes, the man waits for her train which never arrives. His wanderings lead him to the other side of the tracks, a forgotten landscape of derelict erector- set buildings populated by lost souls. Dream merges with nightmare in this post-industrial land of vivid night. Fred Camper writes in the Chicago Reader (May 25, 2000): "Lost Motion is the sumptuously told tale of a failed search... In her most visually lush film to date, Geiser superimposes images and drapes her scenes in moving shadow patterns. She depicts the train's arrival by superimposing images of dolls exiting model trains over the searching man's figure... Ultimately the film's fragmentary constructions become more than modernist denials of illusion and assertions of materiality.: essential to the film's tone, Geiser's obviously illusory images evoke strong feelings as the mundane drama of a failed meeting becomes intertwined with an essay on the way our lushest dreams fail by virtue of their very extravagance."

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Janie Geiser

Spiral Vessel (2000) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

A found psychological test kit yields puzzle figures with cutout ears, cutoff heads, and pullaway body parts. The ear opens into an interior world of shifting science book images which, when isolated, evoke mysteries more than they reveal facts.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michael Gitlin

Nine Guided Tours (2000) color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Nine Guided Tours is an essay on some aspects of the language and technology deployed in turning natural space into commercialized space. Shot in nine different commercialized caverns, the tape is loosely divided into thematic sections organized around lighting strategies, the particular syntax of tour guides, the invented history of caverns, and an underground psycho-topography in which the cave walls and formations function as a kind of transmitting medium. Like anything else, a cave is an empty space waiting to be filled with ideology. Nine Guided Tours drifts underground and closely inspects some passages.

Rental: $75.00

Vincent Grenier

Capture (2000) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A mystery play of transitory exile and a beguiling reunion. An introspective and personal piece that speaks of apparently vague but relevant items such as: being away from home, time/space travel, in-between stages/state, bridges, merging, mirrors, skeletons, presence/lack thereof, humor of the ordinary, being plugged-in, contained, defined, homing. CAPTUR? attempts to look at the evidence, to unravel a puzzling mystery.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Vincent Grenier

Color Study / Winter Collection (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 10.5 min

Contains the following two films: Color Study, Slaterville NY (2000); and Winter Collection (2000). See descriptions for individual titles below. Color Study, Slaterville NY, (2000), VHS, color, sound, 4-1/2 min. Digital image manipulated and edited using Digital Origin Edit DV software. Stereo sound. Original format Mini DV. A humorous, digitally induced meditation on colors, motion and space from a few frames of road side fall panorama in upstate NY. "It is interesting to think about COLOR STUDY in relation to the purely cinematic-photochemical nature of a work like Kurt Kren's ASYL with its multiplicity of delicate composite imagery and overlapping seasons that create a feeling of all time being simultaneous. In ASYL, solar light cohabitates with the film--the emulsion receives singes and burns that inscribe the image and are reconstituted in projection as muted radiance. In COLOR STUDY, a cat's eye like chatoyancy of splattered color, the precise mimicry of natural color combined with unnatural color fields, creates and breaks illusion, Color manufactures a kind of implied time lapse where it does not technically exist. A spatial jigsaw, combining the autumnal and the verdant. The invented light and color of the digital process creating an acid wash." -- Mark McElhatten

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Sharon Greytak

Losing It (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

(Shot on 16mm) Losing It by award-winning director Sharon Greytak takes us on a cross-cultural world tour from New York to Siberia, Italy to Brazil and on to Hong Kong as she reveals the aspirations and realities of people living with physical disability. Through subjective interviews and an evocative visual style, Greytak who has used a wheelchair since childhood, weaves a personal journey of resilience, vulnerability and the struggle to carve out a sense of purpose and worth with physical, social and economic limitations. Individuals interviewed include two Russians, a man and a woman with cerebral palsy, from Siberia who speak about their struggle for independence and opportunity; a woman from Hong Kong who had a stroke and has gained great insights into the world of disability in Chinese society; Northern Italian artist, Marino Crivellari who, ten years earlier developed Wilson's Disease, a rare blood disorder, leaving his mental capacities perfectly intact, but his external body severely affected; two Brazilians: a post-polio woman who has sold candy car to car at the traffic light from her wheelchair for the past twelve years to support her son and mother, and the well-known writer Marcello Paiva who became quadriplegic from a diving accident twenty years ago;an American woman living with post-polio who battled severe social and family prejudice when she entered an interracial marriage and had children.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Michelle Handelman

CandyLand (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Part of Handelman's studio performance series: "Cannibal Garden," here she slowly crawls across the floor -- the artist as obsessive devouring action machine -- consuming pure color in the form of hard crystals. Action and character become real-time animation. Available as DVD or video formats

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Michelle Handelman

History of Pain, A (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

An experimental narrative about the Spanish inquisition and how it still permeates our current psychosexual cultural milieu. Soundtrack by Psychic TV, Lustmord and Monte Cazazza. "A video odyssey through the jagged landscape of today's political climate. Centering around a stolen Inquisition-era torture device, the work explores S&M, censorship, art and freedom." -- San Francisco Guardian

Rental: $90.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $85.00

Michelle Handelman

I. C. U. (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Part of Handelman's studio performance series: "Cannibal Garden," here she approaches the lens as the ultimate object of affection, pulling eyelashes from her mouth and covering the lens; assaulting beauty, artifice and the grotesqueness of glamour. Available as DVD or video formats

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Michelle Handelman

La Suture (2000) VHS NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, color, 8.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring: Michelle Handelman; Eleni Maravelia; Emily Michailidou; Camera: Michelle Handelman; Paolo RousseausAnimation and Avid Editor: David Nicholson An attic, a giant sewing needle and an anti-gravity fairy tale of sibling rivalry. Three sisters fight over who gets the biggest phallus in this post-feminist animation-infused playground by media artist Michelle Handelman. If Hans Christian Anderson got a sex change, surfed the porn sites, and hung with the freaky girls, his stories would look like this. AVAILABLE on DVD or VHS

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $40.00

Ruth/Bill Hardinger/Brand

I'm a Pilot Like You (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

VHS, Color, sound, 40 Min

Rental: $80.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $80.00

Henry Hills

Porter Springs 4 (2000) 16mm, color, 14.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Remake of my first (1975) film, composed from footage shot on summer vacation in the North Georgia mountains over 20 years (reversal, negative, 8mm, super-8, 8mm video, mini-DV & old photos), with an audio track composed from the video sync, ambient recordings, and a tape I made in highschool of my uncle telling stories and playing piano & of selections from his record collection that we listened to on family vaction in my childhood. The sadness of my father growing old & feeble, my only footage of my dead sister and grandmother (Gonga) and of my log cabin (the Bug House) which was struck by lightning and burned to the ground in 1990, memories of my two ex's, eternal nature, ensless walks in the woods, building my new cabin and dream time there, and various typical family scenes, assembled and presented in the rhythms of my mind and body.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Heiko Kalmbach

New York is Disappearing (2000) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring Penny Arcade and Edgar Oliver "I dreamed New York wasn't here. I mean, it wasn't in America. I dreamed New York was in Paris. It was wonderful." -- Penny Arcade as Dina in NEW YORK IS DISAPPEARING "A pair of eccentric slackers, once exotic flowers of the early 1980's East Village scene, find themselves beached against their will on an island of apathy and idle dreams, agoraphobic and marooned amongst the ever-encroaching restaurateurs of Avenue B. A poetic lament starring Penny Arcade." -- Pandaemonium at Lux Center London "One of the Inside Out programming members' not-to-be missed flicks. It is beautifully shot and challenges how we define queer film." -- XTRA Toronto Festival Screenings include Oberhausen, São Paulo and South by Southwest; Award for Most Original Short Film at NY-LES Film Festival

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Sean Kaminsky

Ritualnation (2000) 16mm, color, 28.5 min

Genre: Documentary

Over the course of two years, New York filmmaker Sean Kaminsky visited three unique communities: the Rainbow Family in Oregon, the Radical Faeries in Tennessee and the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. The people he met who opened up and shared their experiences and expressions of ritual and community formed the documentary 'Ritual Nation'.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Kerry Laitala

Adventure Parade, The (2000) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Listen to our Bullhorn recitation. Our procession imparts the darkest of reveries for you to recoil from or embrace as the origin of our entrapment. However, the sprightly buttress overshadowing this cinema, submerges it further. As we see fit to excoriate our visage to you the audience, we reveal everything. We present to you an unveiling and beguiling presence.... Now that we have have exposed our deepest inner-most thoughts, what do you have to offer in recompense?" -- anonymous

Kerry Laitala

Awake, But Dreaming (2000) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

This completely hand processed 16mm film was shot in the Hirschgang Oberer, an extended, curved hallway at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. The filmmaker was residing there in 1998-1999 for a residency, and started several film projects at Solitude. "Awake, but Dreaming" recreates a sense of an endless cyclical, dreamscape that is being conjured up from the deep recesses of the imagination. The images are coupled with a mysterious soundtrack producing uncanny associations: the flapping of wings, shrill cries of birds, a revolver fired off following unseen footsteps, a broken music box plays forgotten tunes from a forgotten childhood. A disembodied, hovering presence evokes a menace that is intimated through the sonorous resonance, but never manifests itself. However, the dreamer never reaches the apex of consciousness, but lingers repeatedly in the periphery of alchemically enhanced light and shadow. The cavernous intrauterine space is one of potentials, where anything can happen if the viewer can enter the portal of experience. Supported by Academie Schloss Solitude

Rental: $30.00

Kerry Laitala

Escapades of Madame X (2000) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

THE ESCAPADES OF MADAME X is a film that addresses early Hollywood cinema and their complicity in helping to establish the woman's passive role. The femala protagonist transposes her passive tole with one that is sexually, intellectually and physically empowered; one who takes control and creates meaning through gestures and actions. Madame X becomes elevated to mythical proportions, moving seamlessly through different realms that are represented metaphorically. We have created an underwater world that functions on many levels. Different psychological connotations have been evoked through the fabricated environment, as Madame X is portrayed in the film filming a water vortex (shot at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.) and whipping a sea horse. The water vortex is iconic as a metaphor for the interior space of the unconscious as well as the undercurrent of ideology that becomes exposed in film. --K. L.

Kerry Laitala

Wood Nymphs, The (2000) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $30.00

Saul Levine

All That's Solid (2000) Super 8, black and white, 3 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. See descrition MELTS INTO AIR.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: AZ sent (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Harvard Square stroll talking to myself. AKA "Light Lick Amazing Grace".

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Get it while you can (2000) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice. CAN was the first light lick I completed.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: I saw the Light Praise the Dark (2000) Super 8, black and white, 15 min

N.B. Project at 18 fps. The first black and white light lick.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Light Lick: Only Sunshine (2000) Super 8, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps.

Rental: $35.00
Super8 Rental: $35.00

Saul Levine

Melts Into Air (2000) Super 8, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

N.B. Project at 18 fps. ALL THAT'S SOLID (and) MELTS INTO AIR are each separate films shot at an exhibition of the urban landscape artist Tyree Suyton in Cambridge at Harvard. I was struck by the redemptive critical and visionary character of his work which struck me as similar to G. M. Hopkins or Clarence Smith. Coincidentally as I was shooting these films I went to screenings of Charles Burnett and asked him what film he would like to make but couldn't get the money for. He replied a feature narrative about Tyree Suyton. So I put together 4 of the films from Spring 2000 into a 4 film work called 4 FOR CHARLES BURNETT. All That's Solid Melts Into Air. They are All That's Solid Light Lick Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe Melts into Air

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Toscannini's European Sidewalk Cafe (2000) Super 8, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

N.B. Project at 18 fps. Workers and customers at a coffee bare in a winter twilight.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

Saul Levine

Whole Note (2000) Super 8, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

N.B. Project at 18 fps. A portrait of my father in the last days of his life. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" hasidic saying.

Rental: $22.00
Super8 Rental: $22.00

Hans D. Michaud

Quaternary (2000) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

QUATERNARY begins my series of rephotographed/edge-of sight films. The things which are almost entirely hidden are the anchors on which the rest of the film revolves.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Septenary (2000) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

SEPTENARY continues the rephotograohy/edge-of-sight concerns started with QUATERNARY. This time, the heavily-grained color stock works to add noise/give a deeper hiding place to some of the less visible elements.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Hans D. Michaud

Tank (2000) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

"Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank. Tank."

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Bob Moricz

Kash House Meat Cleavage (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Papa Kash's meaty flesh bulges for guns, violence, and his hunk of a son, Big Kash. Big Kash derives satisfaction from beating up low-income housing tenants and lawyers. Sis Kash worries about her boyfriend looking at Mama like that. Meanwhile, someone watches them from a distance. Someone with a very big blade waiting for the right moment to enter the inner sanctum of the House of Kash and lay waste to their reign of malicious foulness. Kash House Meat Cleavage. They're bad and they'll bleed!

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Lisa Oppenheim

Lili on Air (2000) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color & b/w, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Lili On Air" engages with ideas of femininity and war, translation and myth as experienced through the cinema and radio during World War II. Media, like troops, can be mobilized and this video examines the way technologies are organized to particular ideological ends.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ilppo Pohjola

Routemaster - Theater of the Motor (2000) 16mm, 35mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Available in 16mm and 35mm. ROUTEMASTER - THEATER OF THE MOTOR consists of strobe-like, fast-flickering shots, and grainy, monochrome images of speeding rally cars. While Phjola's ASPHALTO was still concerned with human interactions, here the absence of humanity is total (only cadavers at the end signify that there has been life, of some sort): what remains are the machines in movement that is an end in itself. The rhythmic structure is provided by slow-motion, close-up shots of checkered flags, repeated at regular, mathematical intervals, with passing shades of blue proving almost the only color in the film. Shaky, hand-held cameras and split screens are used, with occasionally mosaics and repetitions of the checkered flag theme. At times, the accelerating speed of the images makes it painful to watch the film, like a sort of visual Blitzkrieg waged on the human nervous system through the viewer's tortured retinas. The whole watching experience becomes increasingly fragmented.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
35mm Rental: $100.00

Michael Poli

Stumbling Into the Garden of Faith (2000) 16mm, color & b/w, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Sarah Pucill

Films 1990-2000 (2000) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

- You Be Mother (1990, 7 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '.. reveals a face projected onto a cup, saucer, and teapot on a table top. The revelation is oblique and at various levels of visual ambiguity, recalling both the images of Bosch and the procedural theory of paranoiac critical perception broadcast by Dali.' Malcolm Cook, Variant Magazine - Milk and Glass (1993, 10 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '... examining sexuality through the projection of a mouth onto a bowl of milk, the film shows a very lucid and painterly filmmaking approach.' Helen Sloan - Backcomb (1995, 6 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'The Surrealists were fascinated by the idea that beneath the surface of everyday life there exist disruptive and uncontrollable forces. In Backcomb, Pucill inflects these themes with a feminist sensibility. In her film, the feminine, is neither personified nor idealised but remains symbolic - we never see the face of the woman with the black hair, nor do we hear her speak, but we come to see her as an almost elemental force. She suggests there is no escaping restrictive social definitions without some kind of violence, symbolic or otherwise.' Chris Darke, London Production Fund - Mirrored Measure (1996, 10 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'A sense of balance and connectedness shifts between imbalance and failure to connect, from focus to blur, sound to silence. A mother/daughter relationship is suggested, the sucking of the early mother/child diad. Through structural manipulation, the film explores themes of introjection and projection of the fragile boundaries of selfhood.' Sarah Pucill - Cast (1997, 17 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp 'Moments of desire and suffocation, represented by a girl and her doll which then transforms into a live woman/mother are viscerally provoked. As with all of Pucill's work the timing and composition are flawless.' Cherry Smyth, Art Monthly - Swollen Stigma (1997, 20 min., Shot on 16mm) &nbsp '... enacts a devouring female gaze. Finally, the phantom comes to life by eating. This reverses the lockjaw that has gagged the lesbian body of language. The phantom's voice is enfleshed.' Sandra Lahire, Coil Magazine

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Mary Beth Reed

Moon Streams (2000) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"MOON STREAMS builds up a surface tension that seems quite rocky and solid. This surface gradually begins to crumble and a bubbling of dusty gold begins, like a geyser, to break up this tension. The surface of paints and rhythms begin to flow with the water and everything inside the body of work begins spilling out until electrical creative charges accompany the liquid gold and rock. Suddenly, out of this storm comes a red and yellow explosion of warmth and creativity, spilling out over the body like a lava flow." -- Courtney Hoskins

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Mary Beth Reed

Sand Castle (2000) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

SAND CASTLE grasps for visual memories of home in the midst of a sense of displacement. In the film, paint, clay, sand, and jello, combined with images of houses embody the textures and impression of the past.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

With Someone I Love 'darling', Otherwise, Nothing (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Rozanna

Viola (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Music by Bernadette Speach; Viola Solo by Rozanna; Piano by Anthony de Mare; Video filming and imagery by Anney Bonney Dedicated to the memory of my mother, Viola Catherine Bellardini Speach This work was written while reflecting upon my mother's relationship to my musical life. This work is my way of thanking her for giving me life and always being supportive of my musical life. "Viola, opens with just one bowed, soulful viola note over and over, and eventually climaxes the same way, insisting on that note against the piano's chordal protestations. For all its austerity, the work bursts the bonds of postminimalism to evoke a thoughtful, introverted romanticism." -- "American Composer: Bernadette Speach" by Kyle Gann, Chamber Music Magazine Video sale price: $40 individual /$85 institutional

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Lynne Sachs

Window Work (2000) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper-- simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears the rhythmic, pulsing symphony of crickets in a Baltimore summer night.. Other times jangling toys dissolve into the roar of a jet overhead, or children tremble at the sound of thunder. These disparate sounds dislocate the space temporally and physically from the restrictions of reality. The small home-movie boxes within the larger screen are gestural forms of memory, clues to childhood, mnemonic devices that expand on the sense of immediacy in her "drama." These miniature image-objects represent snippets of an even earlier media technology -- film. In contrast to the real time video image, they feel fleeting, ephemeral, imprecise. "A picture window that looks over a magically realistic garden ablaze in sunlight fills the entire frame. In front, a woman reclines while secret boxes filled with desires and memories, move around her as if coming directly out of the screen." -- Helen DeWitt, "Thresholds of the Frame", Tate Modern Museum of Contemporary Art, London "On screen images of ordinary objects seem weirdly evocative. A duster complete with a bushy top of feathers begins to resemble a palm tree. You will discover that a great deal is happening, some of it inside your own mind. The magic of the piece occurs in the moments between sounds." -- Holly Selby, "Art Portfolio," The Baltimore Sun Dallas Video Festival; Delaware Art Museum Biennial; Athens Film Fest; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; New York Film Expo; Black Maria Director's Citation; Moscow Film Festival; Tate Modern, London; Film Arts Festival, San Francisco Sale: VHS $20, also available on Beta or DV upon request

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Bagatelle Biologique (2000) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Corpuscles dash about. Nerves twitch. Neurons fire. Anatomical illustrations, overlaid with the body's actions through scratching and handpainting directly onto the film. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2000

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Michael Snow

Living Room, The (2000) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Moira Tierney

Boys are Back in Town, The (2000) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Duel versus Duet: Max Roach and Cecil Taylor at Columbia University, New York 2000.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Moira Tierney

Tiger Me Bollix (2000) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Andrew Lampert Winnie Collins and Gang whoop it up beside the caravans where they live in Dublin's South Docks. Original guitar sound-track by Andrew Lampert.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Moira Tierney

You Can't Keep A Good Snake Down (2000) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Masha Godovannaya For a long time Saint Patrick has been touted as the redemptor of Pagan Ireland: the man who rid the country of its snake population. We felt it was time to redress this historical imbalance and give the snakes their due. The All-Star cast includes Maria Montez, Jackie Chan and an assortment of noted Irish and British politicians. Scenes of harem & combat are presided over by the Virgin Mary and set to the score of a medieval tarantella, or spider dance. It's all in the Eye of the Chameleon ...

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Auguste Varkalis

Meditation N. O. (2000) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Scratch and painting on film, mostly on found footage. Very light and fast, kind of Zen of cinema.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Sheri Wills

Effigy - specimens 4 to 12 (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

EFFIGY - SPECIMENS 4 TO 12 is composed of digitally animated photograms that were created by placing organic materials directly on unexposed 35mm film and flashing it with light. "The whole atmosphere of Effigy seems to be on some extreme precipice of human existence, either within the womb or at the first moments after one's death." -- Virgil Wong

Rental: $40.00 sale price: 75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Fred Worden

Automatic Writing (2000) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A homemade rocket to realms unknown to any movie camera or photo lens. In the end, perhaps nothing more than a search for an experience of continuity, a kind of sanity. Failing sanity, a wild ride at least.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tung Wang Wu

And Now Happiness... (2000) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

In this film, "And Now Happiness...," I portray my mother in order to perceive my hatred from her point of view. Festivals: New School MIXED MESSAGES, 2000; MIX Film Festival in New York, 2000; Sundance Film Festival, 2001; Fayetteville FilmFest, 2001; Brisbane International Film Festival, 2001; Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2001; Boston Film Festival, 2001; Cinematexas, 2001; New York EXPOsition, 2001 Awards: Innovative Cinema Effect (MIXED MESSAGES); Flaherty Prize (New School University) VHS sale price: $40.00

Erika Yeomans

Forgery, The (2000) DVD NTSC, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

An award-winning parody of film noir. The script was comprised of hundreds of stolen one-liners and physical gestures from b-films and woven together into a comic narrative of doulbe-crossing double-crosers.

James Fotopoulos

Breathe (2000) 16mm, black and white, .5 min

Genre: Experimental

Fotopoulos also continues to make shorter works, ranging in length from 34 seconds (Breathe) to 18 minutes (the haunting A Room), which are often more identifiably avant-garde than his features

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Drowning (2000) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"I used video in some of the early shorts like Drowning and Escape, and Christabel." "An attempt to discover psychic energy in controlled sexuality." - JF

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

The Sun (2000) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

The Vanished (2000) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Back Against The Wall (2000) 16mm, black and white, 94 min

Genre: Experimental

"BACK AGAINST THE WALL is the strongest Fotopoulos I've seen. Initially predicated on the filmmaker's trademark repetitive routines, it concerns a grim slab of middle-aged beef jerky (Martin Shannon) holed up in a characterless apartment furnished mainly with cardboard boxes. Lying in bed, sourly awaiting the return of his young girlfriend (Debbie Mulcahy) from work, Shannon seems like a john in his own place. Fotopoulos likes his low-rent Hopper compositions harshly lit and underscored by a persistent drone. Back Against the Wall's anonymous atmosphere, pointless conversations, and recurring set-ups hold the promise of sex (or at least violence). But the movie is all about unreleased tension. Shannon's other activities include playing chess and listening to the complaints of his no-neck friend (Ernie E. Frantz). When Mulcahy, who apparently works in a strip club, models a series of little nighties for Shannon, he scarcely looks up from his book to acknowledge her. While the viewer patiently waits to discover if the movie is Shannon's long crack-up or just a prolonged slow-burn, Fotopoulos fastidiously maps a little corner of hell-brutal depression is mocked by the wind-up clown sitting on Shannon's night table. Once Mulcahy leaves Shannon for a marginally livelier, more appropriate sleazemeister, the film's tone shifts first to the blandly inane and then the cumulatively insane. Mulcahy's new boyfriend is a would-be pornographer in hock to the mob-he gets beat up but won't tell her why. This fatal association leads to an extravagantly long scene on what could be the set of a porn film (half a dozen women making up, snorting coke, and sitting around in costume). The eventual payoff is far more grotesque. Mulcahy meets her depressing fate-or is it a happy ending?-in a No Exit motel room with Frantz." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Saul Levine

xDream 2000 (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

A compilation: DARK LIGHT video 10 min Documentation of an installation of images transferred on to light bulbs that was shot by Joe Gibbons and edited by Saul Levine. Light bulbs and installation by Saul Levine. KIBBITZER video 15 min KIBBITZER is a single shot of my father Julius Levine playing scrabble in his kitchen with a health aide Barbara Burbridge. My aunt Belle Cohen andI appear from time to time. YOREN 2000, video, 6 min, in Yiddish and English, no subtitles YOREN is a short Yiddish bitter sweet musical comedy starring my father Julius Levine and my aunt Francis (Fagel) Cohen. WHOLE NOTE 2000, super-8 to video, b/w, silent, 11 min It is mainly a portrait of my father Julius Levine in the last days of hislife. My aunts Francis and Belle Cohen also appear. "Nothing is as whole as a broken heart" (a Hasidic saying). Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

Saul Levine

LIGHT LICK SERIES (2000-2004) , min

Light Licks are a series of films which are made frame by frame often by flooding the camera with enough light to spill beyond the gate into the frame left unexposed. Light Licks are ecstatic flicker film inspired by jazz and mystic visionary practice.

Daniel Barnett

An Anagram (2000) DVD_NTSC, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political_social activism

On August 19, 1991 Mikhail Gorbacheve was overthrown in a coup, and ABC news sent Gary Henoch to Moscow to cover the events that followed. Henoch had been ABC's Moscow cameraman in the early 1980's and he was astounded at the changes in Russian Society following the collapse of Communism in the intervening yeasrs. He responded by asking his friend and Russian scholar Harlow Robinson to join him in Russia to document the impact of change. Upon his return, after weeks of filming interviews and street scenes in Moscow, Yoroslavl, and Rostov Veliky, he turned the footage over to a well-known PBS series, but the rough-cut that emerged appalled him and he pulled the footage. Some months later I was editing an industrial that Henoch had shot. He stopped by the editing room and we fell into a conversatioin. I was impressed that such an experienced hand would show up and ask if there was anything I needed that he failed to get, was there anything he could have done better? In fact there was nothing. He was by far the best cameraman whose footage I had the honor to work with. He told me the story of his trip to Russia and asked if I wanted to see the material. There was forty hours of it, and it blew me away. I saw in it the results of a civilization that had had its belief system knocked out from under it. He saw that my passion for the footage was genuine and offered to give it to me to do with as I pleased. Over the next eleven years, in my spare time, and in between other jobs I would work on the footage, solving one structural problem after another, until I finally became satisfied that I had caught the essence of the story. An Anagram is an essay in changing parts. It trades in what Paul Auster calls "a syntax of the eye, a grammer of pure kinesis". It wears the soul of historical disappointment on its sleeve.

VHS NTSC Rental: $175.00

Craig Baldwin

Spectres of the Spectrum (2000) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

The director of TRIBULATION 99 and SONIC OUTLAWS, returns with his grandest work to date! SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM plunders Baldwin's treasure trove of early television shows, industrial and educational films, Hollywood movies, advertisements and cartoons, combining these with live-action footage, no-budget special effects, and relentless narration to generate a wholly original paranoid science-fiction epic.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Jack Waters

Short Memory No History: AIDS, Art, Activism (2000) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer, Bi, Trans

AIDS and queer activism conveyed by their erasure from mainstream points of reference. This video examines the development of a cultural trend; the emergence of a lesbian and gay culture that evolved out of political activity in the late '80s sparked by the advent of the AIDS epidemic in America. The video explores the premise that history serves to solidify only that which is most efficacious to the preservation of the standards that perpetuate the status of the power elite. The past is revealed through the recollections of four activists who worked in different areas of the movement: Art (Robert Pacheco Vazquez, Gran Fury); Media (Sandra Elgear, Testing The Limits); Activism (Sarah Schulman, Lesbian Avengers); and Agitprop (Esther Kaplan-Cheap Art). All intersect as components or derivations of ACT-UP New York, the landmark socio-political mechanism that set the tone for a global revision of public perception of medicine, politics, and culture, but whose central operatives, historical origins, and current state of affairs is largely forgotten . The present is represented by an overview and crowd interviews at the Millennium March 2000 for Lesbian and Gay Equality, a largely promotional event, begging the question: is marketing the new form of activism?

DVD NTSC Sale: $225.00

Peter Cramer

Soma, Soma, Soma (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 34 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

A document of the exhibition of the same title at NYC's Sculpture Space. Examining three generations of conceptual, performance, and installation by artists Geoffrey Hendricks, William Pope L., and Patty Chang with interviews and footage of their exhibition performances. A documentary video of the exhibition of the same title curated by William Pope L. at NYC's Sculpture Center at its former location of East 69th St. Originally conceived as a private commission by the artist Geoffrey Hendricks to document his performance, Cramer & Waters had access to include the artists regarding their participation to provide a wider context for the exhibition.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jackie Raynal

Notes on Jonas Mekas (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 26.00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Documentary film about Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Amnesia (2000) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history, queer / bi / trans

The artifact and images of Queer lives are the only evidence of our existences. If we allow our Queer culture to be eradicated or lost, then our link to one another, our past, and our future, are also lost. This film uses found footage, 19th century photographs of affectionate men, digitized video imagery, and gay ephemera to imagine a past and create a future Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection, 1999 Stuttgart Filmwinter, 2005

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Donna Cameron

World Trade Alphabet (2000) 16mm, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental

"Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Dietmar Brehm

MIX-3 (2000) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

In the years between 1983 and 1988, I used Super 8 film to shoot 54 short scenes which were then compiled in four series as Blickstuecke. When examining the material ten years later, I discovered that the soundtrack had been damaged; some of the scenes were quite good while others seemed to be lacking in concentration. In the summer of 1999, I decided to distill 27 scenes from the original 54-part compendium, altering te structure of some. During the editing phase, I dispensed with the numbering originally used to organize the scenes and combined the individual elements, which originally did not belong together, into a continuous, flowing whole.

16mm Rental: $75.00

Dietmar Brehm

MIX-4 (2000) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

The Mix-4 matrix combines 24 short scenes portraying various planes of reality which were shit between the fall of 1996 and the summer of 1999.

16mm Rental: $112.00

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Blow-Up (2000) 35mm, b/w, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

With extraordinary verve, Siegfried A. Fruhauf has made a name for himself in contemporary Austrian filmmaking in only a few short years. Fruhauf not only carries on the fertile tradition of avant-garde filmmakers from Upper Austria (Kubelka, Export, Weibel and Brehm, to name a few), he has also succeeded in discovering an approach to "structural" filmmaking which never fails to surprise. Fruhauf's films follow a discernible order, a concept which is worked out in advance. What was considered an "avant-garde" panacea in the late 70s, which more often than not turned into sheer academicism, is in his case broken up with humor. Fruhauf's films are made with a wink and a nudge, and they draw their strength from an unbounded joy in experimentation with the material. The raw material used in Blow-up comprises two shots from an old educational film about first aid: A man demonstrates mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a life-size dummy; the dummy's chest rises and falls. Fruhauf introduces this scene into his own metier, turning the "blow-up" metaphor into an image with a false bottom. With the aid of a digital photocopier, the strip of film was reduced in size to a narrow ribbon, and Blow-up shows this transformation in reverse: The ribbon is resuscitated, swelling gradually until the initial image is recognizable and, in the end, fills the screen. And this would not be a Fruhauf work if this educational film on the cinematographic body did not conclude with a roguish smile.... (Peter Tscherkassky)

Rental: $35.00
35mm Rental: $35.00

Jim Jennings

City Opera (2000) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $25.00

Jim Jennings

Megalopolis (2000) 16mm, b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Day Dream (2000) 16mm, b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"In a way, making street films is daydreaming with a camera. It's capturing a fantasy you're having when you're wide awake and life is going on around you. There is, of course, a similarity between daydreaming and making any kind of art because they both spring from that narrow groove between the subconscious and the conscious. That's when self-expression and technical problem-solving both flow together in an almost mystical way. For me this film represents that mental state. I shot it in late July 2001 but put it away for some forgotten reason. It's very much about everyday life--a nondescript New York neighborhood on a calm Sunday afternoon, garbage cans piled high, feet reading here and there . . . but it's also about the magic I can see in that world when I free my subconscious. I made this film so effortlessly (I just cut out one brief shot) because I was so fully in that mindset, which, I think, shows in the nature of the images."

16mm Rental: $25.00

Tom Jarmusch

Alfredo (2000) DVD NTSC, Beta SP NTSC, b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

ALFREDO is a 16mm film-to-video portrait of the artist Alfredo Martinez. The film watches Alfredo shooting guns, hanging out, playing video games, and working on guns. Sound was recorded during the filming, but it became evident during editing that the film was more evocative as a silent movie. "Alfredo . . . grew out of a firing range installation created by the conceptual artist Alfredo Martinez for the group show, "Quiet," in Tribeca. Ostensibly a silent portrait of the artist, the film's grainy, high-contrast montage of Martinez loading, shooting, stripping, and reassembling a frightening assortment of exotic, high-powered rifles and automatic pistols is implicitly mirrored by Jarmusch putting his own 16mm equipment through its paces. Images are over cranked, under cranked and then optically printed as freeze frames. By its climax, the film pointedly suggests a direct parallel between the violence and obsession of Martinez's onscreen fetishism and the invasive, voyeuristic assault of the cinema camera." -- Bill Raden

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00
BetaSP NTSC Sale: $75.00

Gianni Piccoli

Ta L'Avess (You Wish) (2000) DVD NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, ethnic/multicultural

On the worst Saturday of his life, Richi's doctor tells him that he has advanced brain cancer and that's it's too late to operate. He has about three months to live...

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Amy Halpern

Pouring Grain (2000) color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30

Amy Halpern

Access to the View (2000) color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ Yogi John Franzoni

Rental: $30

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