Bobby Abate

Real Video Trilogy (2001) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Philosophical, Technology

Come Softly, 1999, video, 11 min If I had a Hammer, 2000-01, video, 8 min Lucky, 2001, video, 12 min The breakdown of identity, communication, and human relationships via the internet. An electronic reality of porn, beer, sex, cash, and drugs. Crafted from softly pixilated QuickTime, NetMeeting sessions, emotive vintage pop, airplane disaster footage, online porn, streaming Hollywood trailers, and the curious hypnotic qualities of taping off computer monitors, Bobby Abate's internet-sex-n-death thrillogy explores new anxieties made possible by technology, and the profoundly intimate places that tiny images and lonely piano chords burrow deep within the soul. Real Videos is like a tender and tumultuous visual virus, created to infect a world where humans live through movies, die through malfunctions and, in between, email their love. -- Ed Halter, The New York Underground Film Festival 2001

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Dominic Angerame

Battlestations--A Navel Adventure (2001) 16mm, B&W, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Starring Bruce Conner, a Belly Dancer, a geiger counter, and a toxic waste dump. Sound design by Amy Leigh Hunter Leyna d'Ancona and myself went filming at the Naval Shipyard at Hunter's Point a few weeks ago. My original concept for this film was to have my friend, Leyna perform a belly dance ritual in front of the Cinematheque office and I would superimpose images from the "macho" naval station...a perfect blend of yin and yang...ships and a navel... However, when we arrived it was high noon and the shadows were awful....workers were honking horns at Leyna as she belly danced...I had a hard time coming up with the correct exposures...and we were both frightened by the earthen mounds we saw covered with plastic and anchored down by haystacks...It was extremely distracting...and we had heard that there were toxic materials from radioactive ships all around...so I decided to shoot this toxic material as part of the film...Leyna kept saying..."Dominic...stay downwind" as the currents ripped my hair backwards... We stopped at the pier and I cautiously stepped down a rusted metal stairway to the water to get footage on an abondoned submarine walkway...and we traveled to the main shipyard where workers were deconstructing a ship...We were stopped for papers and ushered off the set...we were on top secret ground...I now discovered I shot the entire previous shots (more than 100 short takes) with the variable shutter closed...and told Leyna of it... We shrugged and headed for higher ground a hill over looking the pier where the workers were. I rewound the film and opened the shutter...hopped in the back of the flatbed truck and took out the 100mm lens...perfect...for a rather close view of the top secret activity...and began to shoot the first sequence...we are stopped again...Leyna jumps out shaking her chest...I hunt for the permit...the guard says..."that's my boss' signature" and drives away...I shoot...have no idea if anything is to come out...I run out of film... And soon I smell smoke...thinking it is a barbeque...and Leyna runs out of the bathroom saying the whole place is on fire, and indeed there is a wall of flame and smoke outside of Daygo Mary's...clientelle running out to save their cars...we bust through the front gates, flames licking the side of the truck...I am furiously rewinding film to shoot...hop out of truck and shoot the fire...children are throwing stones at us from the nearby hills and...certainly we are in Dante's Inferno...fire trucks finally arrive...put out the blaze, me and Leyna leave, glad to be back to some sort of civilization. The next week, Bruce Conner and myself decide to go to the site with a geiger counter to see of the toxins are radio active...After more than 45 minutes of driving and testing we find no radioactivity... This film is a diary of this experience...

Rental: $35.00
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Peggy Ahwesh

She Puppet (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Found Footage, Philosophical, Technology

An homage to and commentary on the female action adventure game Tomb Raider and its busty virtual superstar Laura Croft. I played the game on the my computer and simultaneously recorded the gameplay onto videotape. Then I treated the material as "found footage" and recut it in order to rethink the game and consider questions about women, virtual bodies, role-playing, identity issues and fandom. Ignoring the original drive of action, I make Lara explore the game environment at the edges of the programming world created for her. The limited inventory of Lara's gestures and the militaristic scenarios of the game are considered from a feminist perspective in analyzing the symbolic feminine and the popular culture that has sprung up around Lara Croft. Quotations are from three authors who philosophize the alien, the clone and the orphan: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and the jazz mystic Sun Ra.

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Shawn Atkins

Travelling Eye of the Blue Cat (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

This photo-collage animation is a surreal fairy tale that begins when a girl is awakened one morning by a mysterious seagull. She follows the bird to an abandoned garden, where she discovers the edge of the world and a single tree bearing tangled red fruit. The girl takes a bite of the fruit and is catapulted into a startling, violent and extended metamorphosis.

Rental: $85.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch (2001) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is hand-painted and is essentially about the interplay between hypnagogic vision and words, the effect of the one upon the other, the contest between the two. The hypnagogic (hand-paint) shapes are multiple and variably complex that they tend to suggest a variety of almost recognizable shapes, such as many brightly colored people or a mulch of flowers. The words, such as "Subversive" and "Liberating", along with many which are unreadable, seem to struggle for an equality of viewer comprehension, almost as if the brain were coming to terms again with the origins of written language: the pun "Quills" accentuates this. In all cases, language is subsumed, but leaves a distinctive trail of itself distinct from the painted images.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch & Very (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

See descriptions of individual films.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch & Very (2001) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

See descriptions of individual films.

Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Very (2001) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

The second, of these companion films (interspersed by a "Technicolor+ countdown") introduces The Movies (Narrative Dramatic Scenes briefly flickering midst hypnogogic-painting) in addition to the closed-eye vision and language combination of Night Mulch. "Subversive" and "Liberating" are repeated, but "Liberating" actually seems to be withdrawing (zooming away) in the mixture of paints. To emphasize The Movies, these is a brief tribute to the actor Michael Caine. The resolution of these contesting 'force-fields; of visual thought (as I imagine them) is a sense of distinction of hypnagogic over and above Photography (or Picture-i. e. a collector of framed named things) as well as the words/names themselves.

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Stan Brakhage

Micro Garden (2001) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Red and ephemeral blue and purple plant shapes half-curled against a tan ground, which begins to flash white cracks in dried mud patterns. Aflush of watery blues (in this hand-painted step-printed film) brightens the plant-skein into a variety of greens mixed into all other colors-all darkening into smeared mud-blacks with microscopic beseeming black "splatters" (where mud-like cracks used to be.) The turquoise blues, red and tans resolve into a flare of red at end.

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Stan Brakhage

Jesus Trilogy and Coda, The (2001) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

1) In Jesus Name presents an almost continues fluttering movement midst the complexity of multiple small shapes in mostly autumnal colors, like unto a wind moving through fall leaves. Embedded in this skein (almost as if branches of this scene) are the dark lines ephemerally (almost invisibly) composing the conventional face of Christ. 2) The Baby Jesus begins with pearl-pinks and gold-flecked shapes midst 'garden greens.' It proceeds to contrasting desert scenery -- slashes of sand-yellow under black 'sky', with ephemeral suggestions of animal locomotion. Then there's some sense of darkened interior, the colors of straw and wood, slight furtive hints of beast features, hooded 'faces' and swaddling folds. Rolling hills, and a starred 'night sky' with flecks of herded white, then gathering of colors as of collected people shapes. After intervening black, the beseeming rocky side of a hill increasingly flecked with blood red. The desert-likeness comes again with, again, animal locomotion. Mills, mottles white, like snow, give way finally to peacefully wood-toned enclosures. 3) Jesus Wept utilizes a variety of shapes and colors so fretted and interlocked with darkness as to create the sense of glamorous terror within which palpable shapes of 'tears' appear and weave a counterbalance of sorrowful calm. Because these 'tears' are as if in bas-relief (side and front lit) textured and altogether of such a visual solidity, they form and aesthetic bulwark against the (back lit) fret forms. 4) Coda: Christ on Cross contains the most easily nameable of all the shapes in this trilogy: it is, thus an aesthetic 'summing up' with full emphasis upon the crucifixion which is visible again and again as a mass of twisting lines and tortured forms, flecked with vermilion blood likeness. The intervening scenes are stark, dark dramatics, reactive to the recurring cross. The conventional face of Jesus is occasionally visible as lines that are consonant with the, at time, almost renaissance draftsmanship of these scenes. The attempt is to sum-up Death as iconic triumph in relation to the three previous films.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Stan Brakhage

Lovesong (2001) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

LOVESONG is a hand-painted elaborately step-printed work which utilizes light transparencies in combination with light bounced directly off the surface of the individual film frames to establish and eventually enmesh two distinct entities of variable paint (more distinct than superimposition or bi-packing could achieve) - said entities taking on separate personae against which (and finally in conjunction with which) the glyphic representations of body-parts gradually entwining, separating and re-combining again and again, are interwoven with the expressively drawn sexual organs represented in dark outlines which often 'explode' into black sperm-marks surrounding mutliply colored egg-likenesses.

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Stan Brakhage

Lovesong 2 (2001) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

LOVESONG 2 is a rapid recapitulation of the tactics of Lovesong, without the multiple rhythms of variable step-printing: it is a straight frame-to-frame 'run-through' of similar (albeit newly painted) images of love-making.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch (2001) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is hand-painted and is essentially about the interplay between hypnagogic vision and words, the effect of the one upon the other, the contest between the two. The hypnagogic (hand-paint) shapes are multiple and variably complex that they tend to suggest a variety of almost recognizable shapes, such as many brightly colored people or a mulch of flowers. The words, such as "Subversive" and "Liberating", along with many which are unreadable, seem to struggle for an equality of viewer comprehension, almost as if the brain were coming to terms again with the origins of written language: the pun "Quills" accentuates this. In all cases, language is subsumed, but leaves a distinctive trail of itself distinct from the painted images.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch & Very (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

See descriptions of individual films.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Night Mulch & Very (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

See descriptions of individual films.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Stan Brakhage

Occam's Thread (2001) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Occam's Thread is a 16mm silent motion picture, copyright 2001, by Stan Brakhage. This is a hand painted, step printed work which views Occam's economical vision of life (The Razor's Edge') as something more thread-like: a staggered black line, growing steadily more solid, albeit often tangled trails vertically across the film surface, insinuating itself (it's life as it were) through a series of various paint shapes, some of which seem as if about to destroy it, bury it in black patches or cut into it: finally the line as if severed in glare of white leader, ending in multicolored paint patch.

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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 13 -- 18 (2001) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

#13 is a series of extremely dark images, mostly in purples, greens and fiery red-orange-yellows, shifting one to another in displays greens and fiery red-orange-yellows, shifting one to another in displays of textured shapes which suggest a thick tangle weave of threads. #14 is composed of muted color-shapes shifting variably in juxtaposition and with high-contrast black & white abstract patterns. #15 is a rapid shift of patterns black & white playing off against muted coils of color. #16 is an even MORE exaggerated contrast of color and black-&-white patterning. #17 is a series of quite distinct globules of paint brilliantly colored and shifting as if vertically in the plane (as different from the more horizontally oriented previous parts. #18 is almost calligraphic in its overlays of dark (occasionally colored) glyphs backed by brilliant color motifs.

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Stan Brakhage

Rounds (2001) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a hand painted film composed of a series of film loops printed in such a fashion (bi-packed and combined with careful irregularity) that while there is a feeling of repetitive familiarity, no actual example of specific repetition is easily seeable. The colored abstract forms seem as if figures at a carnival and/or sometimes as if 'on stage': thus their actions are, then, particularly theatrical. When they most appear recognizable as the shapes of paint, which they are, these events seem the dramatics of the Abstract Expressionist movement -- i. e. dramatically gestural. The film begins with blues and reds, played off against clear white spaces or stark blacks. Gradually they balance of the four key tones midst darks and lights, eventually overwhelmed by a film-flare of yellows at end.

Rental: $35.00
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Silvestre Byrón

Diva and The Falcon, The/A gothic tragedy in a Montevideo town (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 86 min

Genre: Narrative

A real case of murder and suicide in a hotel room. A psychological drama. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Silvestre Byrón

El dia que me quieras (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A funny version of the Amado Nervo Mexican poetical composition. Country: Argentina Language: Spanish format: NTSC video.

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Silvestre Byrón

Filmoteca Punch (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

"A documentary video about Filmoteca (FilmLibrary) and underground film studio in Argentina during the seventies. Notes: based on archive footage and still images, this documentary recreate an peculiar and festive moment at the experimental argentine underground way. " -- Marco A. Cuckoo

Silvestre Byrón

Last Journey in Rapa Nui (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 125 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A journalist in Easter Island. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Silvestre Byrón

Salto Legend, The (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 97 min

Genre: Experimental

Little Lucy exposed to the lustful Uncle Dorr. A metaphor about the nazis in the 1939 South America. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC Video.

Rental: $150.00
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Silvestre Byrón

Scenes of the Rare, Porn-o and Cruel (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

Ten sequences with literature, music and image; Hoffmann, Stoker, Wells, Lovecraft and Polanski in absolute cinema representation. Country: Argentina Language: English format: NTSC video.

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Martha Colburn

Cats Amore` (2001) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A film revealing our animal instincts. Half naked/half furry cats shake their hips and transform into human-like manifestations with too much make-up and sexy clothes. This film uses flat collage animated puppets and hand coloring of the film.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Lisa DiLillo

Tongues Don't Have Bones: A Journey Into Burma (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

I was born in freedom screaming grew up in the age of fear punned with the Stone Age in my language -- Kyi May Kaung Tongues Don't Have Bones is a journey into Burma (Myanmar), that looks behind the facade fabricated by the current military regime. The video structurally mimics the environment of oppression and censorship which on the surface appears serene and seamless, yet obscures the injustices within. Tongues Don't Have Bones rethinks the literal image/text relationship and creates a palpable tension and discrepancy between the visuals and the voiceovers. The video is collaged with material from disparate sources including; beautiful and mundane visuals of the landscape, people, and rituals; officially sanctioned tourism/propaganda tapes; highly degraded footage of social unrest that was smuggled out of the country; first person accounts ofimprisonment and detention; interviews with representatives of the current Burmese government in exile; and poetry by Burmese dissidents. A prominent voice in the video is the poetry of Kyi May Kaung, whose words reflect on the synchronicity of beauty and terror. She is a Burmese writer based in Washington, D. C. who also produces a weekly program for Radio Free Asia exposing human rights abuses. Tongues Don't Have Bones engages an alternative approach to documentary making. Instead of creating a structure which includes an omniscient voiceover or talking heads, the video is constructed with 'neutral' images of the countryside. There is a slow revelatory process that occurs when the initial tranquility and seductiveness of the visuals are ruptured by image fragments depicting political violence, and by disturbing contradictory stories. These elements eventually permeate the videoscape. Tongues Don't Have Bones reflects on the duplicitous nature of representation, as well as prompts the viewer to consider the devastating consequences of decades of military rule. So now they've got exactly the kind of men and women they wanted to follow them through fire and water to die for them They will say black is white and white is black it is not difficult for such people after all we know tongues don't have bones -- Kyi May Kaung

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $65.00

Brian Frye

Sunday Morning (2001) black and white, 2 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Letter, The (2001) black and white, 11 min

Rental: $30.00

Jane Gang

Pink Pony Film Nites Compilation I curated by Jane Gang (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Jane Gang left London and the thriving London Underground Film scene in 1996. On 30th September 1996 she presented the first Pink Pony Film Nite @ the back of the Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow, LES, NYC. This was the first regular spot to hit NYC since the Cinema of Transgression days back in the early 80's. The twice monthly then monthly film & video nites spawned the present generation of film nites that are now playing out of small venues around the city and Williamsburg. 1. Seven Days Till Sunday   by Reynold Reynolds/Patrick Jolley (1997, 10 min., Shot on Super-8) "Seems like the perfect way to reach that final high while letting yourself go" 2. Jaunt by Andrew Rotting (1995, 6 min., Shot on 16mm) "Boats, water and boating types. A slice of British eccentricity @ its best" 3. The Empty Film by Paul Tarrago (2000, 4 min., Shot on Super-8) "Cutting edge filmmaking in sync" 4. Inside Out by Jane Gang (1995, 9 min., Shot on Super-8) "They're cutting the grass outside and my hair's getting shorter" 5. Rape of the Arthuropods by Arthur Lager (1997, 3 min., Shot on Super-8) "Some violent sex in the underwater world" 6. Sugar by Lisa Barnstone (2001, 7 min., Shot on Super-8) "Super cool, hot babe, Victoria Jealouse snowboarding Barnstone style" 7. Heavy Metal Parking Lot   by John Heyn/Jeff Krulin (1986, 16 min., Shot on Video) "Cult Classic, a frozen moment"

Rental: $35.00 sale price: 50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $35.00

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Michael Gitlin

Shudder (top and bottom) (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

The source for Shudder (top and bottom) is a piece of found footage on which a 35mm film image was mistakenly printed on 16mm film stock. Each frame of the original 35mm image covers two 16mm frames, with the top half of the original image on one frame and the bottom half on the next frame. When projected, this misprint becomes a kind of shuddering optical toy, with a dense, collagist soundtrack that rubs against the complicated visual weave of the images. Shudder (top and bottom) scratches at the fiction of the original footage, leaving behind, in its phosphene-laden after-image, a throbbing world of lonely danger.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Sabrina Gschwandtner

Bouia Omar/The Knit Knit Sundown Salon/Sewn Film Performance (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Documentary

BOUIA OMAR 13 min The video consists of footage that documents Bouia Omar, a Moroccan asylum-town located 90 miles from Marrakesh. I was taken there by the son of a former resident, and was allowed to participate in ritual healing practices under the conditions that I wear traditional Muslim clothing, and hide my video camera in my bag. THE KNIT KNIT SUNDOWN SALON 6:36 min Curator Fritz Haeg invited me to collaborate on an art event celebrating knitting and handcraft, to be held at hes LA-based art space, "Sundown Salon," in February of 2004. The daylong event included art installations, performances and a film/video screening. Guests were invited to bring projects to work on and wear clothes they'd made. I produced this video as documentation of the event. SEWN FILM PERFORMANCE 4:44 imn I cut several Super-8 films that I had previously made into one or two foot strips. I then altered them through means of handcraft: I sewed bits of fabric onto them, and painted them, and cut some of them in half vertically in order to sew mis-matched halves together. The performance consisted of a live video of my hands feeding strips of Super-8 film into a film projector- this video image was shown to the left of the projected film strips. The soundtrack was simply the sound of the film projector's motor. The video provides documentation of the performance, and shows what the audience saw. During the duration of the performance, I was positioned on the floor, sitting within the crowd.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Michelle Handelman

Michelle Handelman Performance Videos (2001) VHS NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring selections from "Cannibal Garden" I. C. U. 2-1/2 minutes; CandyLand 7 minutes; Aliendreamcord 3 minutes; pt.2pt 3 minutes Available as DVD or video formats

Rental: $65.00
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Courtney Hoskins

Gossamer Conglomerate (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Gossamer Conglomerate consists of hand-manipulated material, optically printed under closely controlled and monitored lighting situations. The film explores the delicate nature of film by placing the fluttering colors of "fresh" film materials upon a colorless base of film destroyed by the molecular breakdown associated with "vinegar syndrome." The film represents the life cycle of film and its rebirth as a new and personal work and is suggestive of a butterfly's flight from the darkness of the chrysalis.

Rental: $20.00
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Courtney Hoskins

Munkphilm (2001) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Munkphilm explores meditation and inspiration in the cinematic medium. Carefully timed, animated fades set a rhythm that is interrupted and overlapped by moments of luminescence. These moments come and go, but in the end we are left with the original breath.

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Nisi Jacobs

They All Interlock/Dishing/Sugartown (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Family, Landscape & Architecture

They All Interlock (2001) color, sound, 19 min. A large Jewish family gathers for their holiday meal. THEY ALL INTERLOCK drops in to this gathering and drops out, as one's attention often does within a complex social situation. It wanders both hopefully and longingly, through the camera lens, to many places around the world, far off from this dining room, this family, to images both distant and past, and of a future, embodied by a newborn child's feet splayed out like pale tulips, his feathery eyes looking toward a vague new world which the eldest present, 90-year-old Aunt Martha, will never know. It is the cycle, uninterrupted, unchallenged, simply acknowledged in THEY ALL INTERLOCK. Dishing (2001) color, sound, 8 min. Largely a sound composition, with July 4th fireworks swaying slowed way down so every cast of flicker light can ooze to black and slowly dry on the night sky canvas; flint-stick electronics accompany, random digital sweeps, with moments of a magician's deck of cards that ascends endlessly. Humming tugboats dock at the South Street Seaport but we never can seem to get on to familiar ground. From Dishing, signals of July 4th are received from a tumultuous future space. Sugartown (2001) color, sound, 10 min. Sugartown: New York City as seen through a glazed window. Two women do an awfully good job of allowing the bridges of their noses to dissolve into their straws, jutting from Tropicana O. J. containers.

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Dawn Jordan

Bestseller, The (2001) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

An aspiring author decides to seduce a best-selling writer in order to advance her career. She soon discovers that this accomplished author is a psychotic killer and she's about to be his next victim.

Rental: $30.00
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Lewis Klahr

Aperture of Ghostings, The (2001) 16mm, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Elsa Kirk 5 min. 1999 Catherine Street 3 min. 2001 Creased Robe Smile 4.5 min. 2001 In the mid 1990's I unearthed three photographic contact sheets of 3 different women in a thrift store in the East Village. Only one was named and dated -- Elsa Kirk, Feb 22 '63, but all looked like they were from the same photographer and time period. There were 12 images per sheet of these Models/Actresses and I found myself quite moved by the strong sense of aspiration in their poses; a poignant blend of fiction and reality. At first, I was unable to translate these images into collage animation. So instead, I began making xerox enlargements of the sheets which I turned into a series of flat collages. Eventually these became storyboards for the films and led to the hieroglyphic montage style of the completed trilogy -- an approach that I had intuited when first attracted to the potential of cutouts two decades ago, but had never been able to capture on film.

Rental: $40.00
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Lewis Klahr

Engram Sepals (2001) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

The dead body remembers. The Tibetan book of the dead meets film noir. An elliptical narrative of adultery and corporate espionage set to a score by Morton Feldman and shot in high contrast B&W. There's a glimpse of Eternity in those deep, luminous blacks. The title film from my feature length series ENGRAM SEPALS (Melodramas 1994-2000) which traces a history of American intoxication from World War 2 to the 1970's. "L. Ron Hubbard employed "engram" -- a biological coinage meaning the permanent change wrought by stimulus to protoplasm -- to characterize repressed traumas. In a different sense, Carl Jung used the word to describe imprinted "racial" memories. Collage filmmaker Lewis Klahr, who calls his latest cycle Engram Sepals, is an artist who traffics in both pyschic scars and cultural remembrance, conditions he suggests are organic by attaching engram to a botanical term for flower stem." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

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Sarunas Kulikauskas

Our Vacation Trip (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00 sale price: 20.00
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Erik Leiser

Prelude (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

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

Prelude is a mixture of Stop Motion Animation and Live Action which deals with issues of the media's influence on sexuality, the idea of the drug within the span of civilization, and the concept of self hopelessness. Prelude offers a clue towards hope.

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Lana Lin

No Power to Push Up the Sky (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism

15 people translate an interview with student protest leader Chai Ling conducted in Beijing one week before the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $125.00

Jeanne Liotta

Maria Movie (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Departing from Les Baxter's score to the Mario Bava film Black Sunday, Maria Movie is an overwrought melodrama set in New York City among the grit and shards of cinemas past and present. Chemistry and horror, dirge and dream, with Catherine Deneuve as The Black Maria herself, leading the procession on the via negativa.

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Marie Losier

Passion of Joan of Arc / The Touch Retouched / Broken Blossom / Chick-Chick, The (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

4 videos: "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (2001) 8 min. Losier re-visions the oft told cinematic tale of Joan of Arc in this post-mortem/post-modern collaboration between the Great Dane Carl Dreyer and the filmmaker inserting herself into the 1928 film as God's greatest lover and France's most cherished martyr. A funny tragedy. "The Touch Retouched" (2001) 5 min. In 1971, Ingmar Bergman made his only American film, "The Touch, " starring ensemble regulars Max Von Sydow and Bibi Andersson, along with early '70's everyman Elliot Gould. In 2001, Marie Losier decided to recast herself in Gould's role, breathing new life into Bergman's most awkward, ill-conceived and dubious filmic endeavor. "Broken Blossom" (2001) 10 min. "This is a silent film. Just remember when you hear my voice, this is what it would sound like if you were hearing it. I am D. W. Griffith and I control the world." -- D. W. Griffith Rediscovered footage of the screentests for D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms in which actress Marie Losier vies with Lilian Gish for the lead role. A violent silent film about deflowered Blossoms. "Chick-Chick" (2002), animation, 2 min. The transformation of a filmmaker into a chicken and her subsequent adventure in the world of a living painting. VHS rental: $50 sale: $75

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Euphrosyne Papageorgiou

Anatomy (2001) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

The pulsation and sensation of sound and color -- what more can one ask for? The anatomy of ANATOMY engages with those surfaces and textures embedded among us. Pointing towards that unconscious line that separates the erotic and the forgotten, this optically-printed infusion of perceptions leaves an emotive after-taste, one which is curiously ungraspable.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Dana Plays

Nuclear Family (2001) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Psychology & Mental Health

"A haunting, emotional exploration of human isolation drawn from observational films - scientific films, documentation of animal-behavior experiments, and early preschool footage." -- Kath Geritz, Pacific Film Achive.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Mary Beth Reed

Garden Path (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Film by Stan Brakhage and Mary Beth Reed. GARDEN PATH depicts the creative process of hand painted film giant, Stan Brakhage. Inspired by Monet's paintings from Giverny, Brakhage's luminous abstract painting transforms the screen into an oneiric botanical landscape. Brakhage's painted loops leap out of black and white footage of the master at work, painting and printing.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jennifer Reeves

Fear of Blushing (2001) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Bleached, painted and optically-printed, Fear of Blushing combines alternating textures, irrepressible color and corroded figures with menacing sound bites, effects & rhythm. Fleeting visions and voices emerge in unusual juxtapositions, suggesting a psycho-cinematic free-association. As individual frames are never projected for more than 1/8 of a second this film discourages reflection and is best experienced in the immediate present. Only after the onslaught can you wonder what horrible thing was buried there.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jennifer Reeves

Skinny Teeth (2001) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Video "Appropriated audio from motivational tapes and raw hewn video footage of the exploits of two punk girls creating a disturbance in an Ohio Mall (circa 1988) challenge the great society of the American heartland. A savvy examination of hard-edge adolescent aggression and an attack on 'proper' codes of behavior. The future is yours." -- Karyn Riegel

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Kelly Reichardt

then a year (2001) color & b/w, 14 min

"A camping trip shared by two longtime friends provides the basis for a beautifully nuanced study in friendship and the irretrievability of the past in "Old Joy." Second feature by director Kelly Reichardt trades the humid Florida swamplands of her impressive 1994 debut, "River of Grass," for the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, but maintains the earlier film's richly atmospheric feel for regional American landscapes and the characters that populate them." -- Scott Foundas, Variety

Rental: $75.00

Lynne Sachs

Photograph of Wind (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

My daughter's name is Maya. I've been told that the word "maya" means illusion in Hindu philosophy. As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I realize that her childhood is not something I can grasp but rather -- like the wind -- something I feel tenderly brushing across my cheek. "Sachs suspends in time a single moment of her daughter." Fred Camper, Chicago Reader San Francisco Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival Sale: VHS $20, also available on Beta or DV upon request

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2000. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2001; Olympia Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Boulder-Brooklyn, a correspondence film (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Nicole Koschmann. A three minute roll of film shot by Joel Schlemowitz of Brooklyn, NY and mailed to Nicole Koschmann in Nederland, just outside Boulder, CO. The two collaborators shot images on the same undeveloped film, fusing together images from New York and Colorado.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Moving Images - the Film-Makers' Cooperative relocates (2001) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

The day the Film-Makers' Cooperative was forced by loss of lease to move from their offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street in New York City filmmaker and Coop member Joel Schlemowitz showed up with a camera to document the historic moment. Rather than record the event per se, a freewheeling use of roving handheld, time lapse and double exposure were employed to create a visually evocative, impressionistic documentary about the Film-Makers' Cooperative. On the soundtrack Jonas Mekas, one of the Coop's founders, and MM Serra, the current executive director, describe the Coop's beginnings, the organization's recent struggles, and the difficulties of finding space for the arts. The Film-Makers' Cooperative, founded in 1962 as a filmmaker-run distribution center, is now the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world, with over 5,000 films and videos. Since 1967 the Coop had its offices at Lexington Ave and 31st Street New York City. It has now relocated to the Clocktower Gallery at 108 Leonard Street. Screenings include:Millennium Film Workshop, 2001; Humboldt Film Festival, 2002; Thaw02 Film and Video Festival, 2002; Art Film Festival (Solvokia), 2002; Sydney Film Festival, 2002; Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2002; Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002; Chicago InternationalFilm Festival, 2002; Denver InternationalFilm Festival, 2002 Honorable Mention, Thaw02; Silver Plaque, 38th Chicago International Film Festival

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Nadine Shamounki

Effaced (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Effaced is a Documemoir echoing the dilemmas of running away from war and the question of one's homeland. The piece addresses the emotions behind revisiting one's past and the many lost homes. It is a reflection on the agonies of being effaced while addressing the history of a people constantly on the run as their search for a safe "Home" continues. Tracing back through the history of her own family, the filmmaker, an Arab American, reflects on her family's numerous forced journey's and the questions of identity based on the many generational losses incurred; with the reality of being a refugee constantly on the run. In three chapters, it follows the family historically and geographically through the folds of memory to all the melancholic places they once called home yet had to escape due to war. The story starts in Turkey in 1915, and continues in America almost 85 years later. Winner of Best Personal Documentary -- Mixed Messages 2002 Award video sale price: 75.00

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $75.00

Marian St. Laurent

Disorder (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental price in 16mm or VHS: 20.00 Bleached black leader and color fount footage. An interpretation of Joy Division's song "Disorder." Made with special attention to 24 frames per second (and so does not have the same effect on an audience when viewed on VHS.)

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Laura Waddington

Cargo (2001) 16mm, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Directed: Laura Waddington Produced: The International Film Festival Rotterdam and De Productie, Rotterdam. Music: Simon Fisher Turner "Lost in space: Poetic and exquisitely beautiful, Laura Waddington's dream video diary records the melancholy shadow life of a container ship crew in perpetual limbo."-- New York Video Festival Film Society of Lincoln Center 2001 A woman tells the story of a journey she made on a container ship to the Middle East. Commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for the project, 'On the Waterfront,' a series of ten digital videos shot in different ports, around the world. (Filmmakers included Jon Jost, Lou Ye, Chris Petit, Jem Cohen, Pablo Trapero ) Exhibition (Slected): The International Film Festival Rotterdam; The Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media ; The New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center ; The Regus London Film Festival ; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam ; The Bilbao Documentary and Short Film festival; The Durban International Film Festival, South Africa; The Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Austria; The Locarno Videoart Festival; 'Hors Les Murs', Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille; VIPER International Festival for Film, Video and Multimedia, Basel; Mediaterra, travelling micromuseum: (Athens, Lavrion, Sofia, Belgrade, Maribor, Frankfurt); Cineteatro San Lorenzo, Milan; Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam; The San Francisco Cinematheque; Film Forum at the Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles; Highlights of the NYVF, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Tour of the US; The Walker Art Center, Dig. it Festival, Minneapolis; ISEA 2002, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Nagoya, Japan; La Clef, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris; Group exhibition Manoir au Lac, Switzerland upcoming); Laura Waddington 'In person,' Austrian Film museum, Vienna, organized by Sixpack Film (upcoming) Rental copy: Beta SP NTSC. This video is also available in original PAL version -- please contact the director

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Lucy Weisman

In the Red (2001) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Political / Social Activism

This humorous yet reverent tribute to menstruation mimics the look and tone of 1950's instructional videos except this blonde in a house dress would rather learn how to make homemade maxi pads than how to clean an oven.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Fred Worden

Or Cloud, Automatic Writing, One, The (2001) 16mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The Or Cloud (2001), Automatic Writing (2000), One (1998) Three stabs at uncorking cinema's primordial energies. Piled together and taken in at one sitting like mainlining Optical Crack for the mind and body. Dangerously non-addictive. For the hardy only. Select recent screenings: Whitney 2002 Biennial Exhibition, 2001 New York Film Festival, S. F. Cinematheque (2002), 2002 Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2001 Toronto Film Festival, Film Forum, L. A. (2002), 2002 Black Maria Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive (2001), Museum of Modern Art, Cineprobe (2000), Centre Pompidou (2000).

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Fred Worden

Or Cloud, The (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

A guided adventure for the eyeballs. And as such, also, of necessity, an adventure of the mind (how could it be otherwise?). I believe there is a current which runs at the core of all beings, call it the life force, a dynamic which in individuals reflects both the personal and the universal. Up on the screen, frames in motion, a rushing stream of articulated energy to resonate with that inner biological current. Adventurous eyeballing then, in the ideal, an epiphanous moment of mutual recognition and commiseration between energy forms." There is a vibration which exists to enrapture and console us." (Rilke). I like to think this vibration can be detected streaming out of The Or Cloud.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Fotopoulos

The Circle 1 (2001) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Fotopoulos

Insect (2001) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

from Insect to Families, that there appears to have been a great deal of work put into the audio tracks to create such layered, multifaceted aural experiences.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Fotopoulos

Consumed (2001) 16mm, color & b/w, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

A five part series - Films can be rented individually: Part 1 (5min, b/w, price: 20.00); Part 2 (3min, color, price: 20.00); Part 3 (1min, color, price: 20.00); Part 4 (7min, color, price: 25.00); Part 5 (5min, b/w, price: 20.00

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

James Fotopoulos

The Circle 2` (2001) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Christabel: The Conclusion Pt. 1 (2001) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"Pindar's fine remark respecting the different effects of Music, on different characters, holds equally true of Genius - as many as are not delighted by it are disturbed, perplexed, irritated. The beholder either recognizes it as a projected form of his own Being, that moves before him with a Glory round its head, or recoils from it as a Spectre." -- S. T. Coleridge, Aids to Reflection (1825) "The idea was that the soul of Coleridge should not be enslaved to the poem of Coleridge, even though that is what he worked on. The vision is far greater than that. With this technology, in a sort of anthropological way, you can fracture the poem, and by fracturing it you can begin taking the themes and extracting them...So I began by taking my emotional intuitions, tying that in to all the factual aspects of the poem, and then began this sort of surgery...Using these new technologies, I can go in and extract the essence of this and put it up again. And it was again difficult because the more you get into Coleridge the more complex it becomes. One way most adaptations fail is they focus on one aspect of something. But it's impossible to focus on one aspect of anything. You have to head in, and take on all the aspects. If you fail, you fail. Coleridge is a man of genius, so it just became more and more complex. I began unraveling more and more, and getting deeper and deeper, to the point where I could almost die working on it." -- J.F.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Abigail Child

Dark Dark (2001) 16mm, black and white, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater, Philosophical

“DARK DARK is a ghost dance of narrative gesture melding four found story fragments: Noir, Western, Romance and Chase. The music of Ennio Morricone provocatively interacts with the images, tantalizing the audience with webs of memory, meaning and elusive folly.” A.C.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

xDream 2001 (2001) VHS NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A compilation (all 3 pieces are portraits and have been shown separately as well as together): SERRA'S MORNING 2001, video, 10 min. Director of the Film-makers Coop M.M. Serra recollects her morning on September 11, 2001. The Coop is a few blocks from the New York Worlds Trade Center. The tape was shot a month after, while we were waiting to have lunch together. OFF SELEXA 2001, video, 20 min This film is an account of Karine Albanon's experience with an antidepressant called Celexa. DREAM STORY 2001, video, 10 min This is about a dream I had of Marjorie Keller. Purchase Price: 20.00 Individual / 85.00 Institutional

VHS_NTSC Sale: $20.00 / 80.00

Frank Biesendorfer

Frauenmuskel (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

"Frauenmuskel is a jarring and sexually explicit film. Yet, the film holds an important dual sense of mystery that haunts long and after the film is over. Filmed during the Hermann Nitsch action of 1998, the film covers a stroll through the countryside as well as nightly impressions of the stars and clouds above Hermann Nitsch, himself" -Christopher May

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Frank Biesendorfer

Hot Dog Party (2001) 16mm, b&w, 1 min

The film is an emphatic contemplation of the things which surround us. Its vision of this surrounding world is always self-referential and solipsistic, yet is however still able to involve us in its joie de vivre. His images are completely without irony. He observes in a detached way. The film is also a brief reference to the filmmaker's need to create: to create food in the kitchen, create images, create a child. Biesendorfer playing golf, his wife undressed, his daughters, brief everyday scenes and a number of insignificant out of context observations: the filmmaker stuffs them all into a party, the "Hot Dog Party" of the title, during which he also records the soundtrack of the film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Katherine Bauer

Dub Doll (2001) 16mm, b/w, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, hand processed

16mm Rental: $35.00

Carolyn Kaylor

I'm Rubber (2001) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A bird-like story about identity and belonging. A fowl little tale that addresses issues of identity and belonging. Originally shot on Super 8 and then optically printed to 16mm, the soundtrack includes excerpts from children's records, live recordings of the geese that appear in the film, music made from digitally processing the geese sound, and more.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Fred Worden

Here (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A Technicolor charge on horseback is mashed up with a series of early silent films from the Melies brothers.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jonas Mekas

Diary Entry: Father and Daughter (2001) DVD NTSC, Color, 3:33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal , Diary, Journal

Diary Entry: Father and Daughter (Shiva and Rumple) March 7, 2001.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jonas Mekas

A Letter to Penny Arcade (2001) DVD NTSC, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

I made this video June 23, 2001, as a letter for my good friend Penny Arcade who some days earlier had asked me why I love New York. I truly love New York! This letter to Penny Ar44cade is my love letter to New York.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lynne Sachs

Investigation of a Flame (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political / social activism

On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam War protesters led by Daniel and Philip Berrigan, walked into a catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. "Investigation of a Flame" is an intimate, experimental documentary portrait of the Cantonsville Nine, this disparate band of resisters who chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience. How did the photos, trial publicity and news of the two year prison sentences help to galvanize a disillusioned American public' "Investigation of a Flame" explores this politically and religiously motivated performance of the 1960's in the context of extremely different times- times in which critics of Middle East peace agreements, abortion and technology resort to violence of the most random and sanguine kind in order to access the public imagination.

Rose Lowder

Poppies and Sailboats (2001) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

18 fps

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Aline Mare

S'aline's Solution (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, political/social activism, science and medicine

I wanted to find a voice for the pain, an acknowledgement of the courage involved in choosing to have an abortion--a voice I felt had been silenced in our culture. "A haunting personal statement that continues to grow in the mind long after the viewing.' (SF Examiner). The saline procedure is induced at the end of the first trimester with a local anesthesia of 200 milligrams of hypertonic saline solution. It is a fairly traumatic birthing process, which includes dilation, contractions and a chemically induced early labor. The video was greeted with much controversy. many women felt I had played into the hands of the Right, appropriating "Back to Life" imagery and humanizing the embryo. I believe the piece stands up on its own as an emblematic statement about an issue that remains central and vital in these dangerous times: a woman's right to choose. I became pregnant with my son two years later.

Rental: $65.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $$65.00

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Exposed (2001) 16mm, b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Translated literally "exposed" means "to make something visible" or "uncovered". In photography it means to subject photographic film to light. Exposed uses short scene from a feature film - a man observes a dancing woman through a keyhole - is used as the raw material. Solely fragments of this tableau are visible to the viewer, and Fruhauf "re-exposes" the scene by passing the perforations of a strip of film in front of the projector so that they resemble a moving sieve. While the moving stencil allows us to see no more than portions of the scene, the narration's "peeping tom" motif is repeated in our own perception. Sight can no longer be taken for granted and therefore increases in fascination. Fruhauf also breaks up the intended movement of the found footage on the temporal level. The apparent irregularity of the fields of light scanning over the strip of film is juxtaposed with a metronomically precise rhythm which segments the scene. Successive shots often vary to no more than a minimal degree. Similar to a record album with a crack, the progression shifts in minute but regular ways. The new film movement is therefore a palimpsest consisting of several layers: A particular scene is segmented and reassembled in a new way, and the space inside the frame is broken down into a moving prism. Together with the soundtrack (rising and falling white noise, drips and whispers), Fruhauf's study on seeing and being seen, light and movement - in other words, cinema - has a nearly hypnotic effect. (Maya McKechneay)

16mm Rental: $48.00

Diane Kitchen

Wot the Ancient Sod (2001) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Effects of the sun move through the turning autumn leaves - the drama of ceaseless interactions of light and life. Forces are in transition, decaying into the earth, the ground, the sod. "Diane Kitchen's new tour-de-force creates a stream of intimate portraits of leaves dancing in the sun's light." --Steve Anker, San Francisco Cinematheque "A near-seamless mastery of camera and editing technique." --Susan Oxtoby, Toronto Int'l Film Festival

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jim Jennings

Skyscraper (2001) 16mm, b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Sylvarnes

Cloud of Unknowing, The (2001) DVD NTSC, color, 87 min

Genre: Experimental

A quiet and atmospheric ghost movie about a widowed Doctor who begins to suspect a young woman recently saved from drowning is possessed by the spirit of his own wife who drowned three years before as the result of a car accident while he himself was driving. This is Sylvarnes' first feature film and premiered in competition at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival and was released by Possible Films.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Vera Neubauer

Wooly Wolf (2001) color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: children & youth, family, literature & theater

In this tale of Little Red Riding-hood doesn't let herself be eaten by the wolf.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

99 Hooker

Selected Works (2001-2012) DVD_NTSC, color and b&w, min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art & artists, biography & autobiography, body, cameraless, comedy, environment and nature, erotic, ethnic/multicultural, films about film, fond footage, hand processed, history, literature & theater, music, philosophical, queer, bi, trans, technology

Selected work for distribution by the Film-Makers' Cooperative. DVD includes:
-Blockbuster
-Messerschmidt
-Mad Plaid
-Static Ocean
-Re:Nude
-9/11 Hiroshima Advent Calendar
-Body Count
-Deep Fat Fried Grinder

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Tobe Carey

Deep Water - Building the Catskill Water System (2001 - 2005) DVD, color, 45 + extras min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

The building of the Catskill Water System is the tale of heroism and heartbreak, political maneuvering, lost villages, brilliant engineering and a power struggle between New York City and the Catskills. Completed in stages between 1915 and 1925, the Ashokan and Schoharie Reservoirs were built by thousands of stone cutters, bridge builders, railroad workers, tunnel diggers and mule drivers.

It is the story of a city desperate for pure water and the reluctant rural area that was forced to provide it.

Today, the Watershed provides billions of gallons of pure water to New York City. In the time when the world faces sever water shortages, the Catskill system remains on of the most successful water projects of our time.

Hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films and interviews with historians and residents make Deep Water a compelling and moving documentary. Deep Water has been enjoyed by thousands of viewers as the classic film about water for NY City.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

DVD NTSC Sale: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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