Dominic Angerame

Three Films: Pixiescope/ The Waifen Maiden/ Consume (2003) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Features: PIXIESCOPE (2003) 5min Color/ Sound- Music by Molto Vox, Kevin Barnard on guitars and processing and Barbara Jaspersen on vocals. A film that seems to be partially created by the magic that only pixies can create. I went out shooting with my Bolex with the intention of shooting a series of very short one second movies. When the film was returned to me by the lab I discovered that superimposes over the images I had shot were images that I did not shoot. There appeared superimposed images of various women flexing their muscles and posing for some unknown camera person besides myself. This film is a result and a sort of homage to pixies wherever they may be. THE WAIFEN MAIDEN (2003) 45sec Color / Sound.- Starring Zhanna. Gamaya ("Lead Us") a Sanskrit mantra performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. This is a haiku and offers a prelude to CONSUME CONSUME (2003) 12min Color / Sound.- Starring Zhanna. Pomolusya ("I Will Pray") Ukranian Prayer performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. Excepts from "Lyrical" and "Chaos" from the tribe recording of Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors with permission from Raven Recording Inspired by the novel FLICKER by Theodore Roszak, this film was intended to explore the images captured in the flickering light of multiple projector beams. By utilizing superimpositions within the camera, one could experience the pulsating light and explore hidden imagery through use of the "Sally Rand" that Roszak refers to. However, once production began...the projector beams began to put both myself and my actress into a trance state due to the strobe light it presented...the resulting film turned into a trance by natural evolution and in essence the film becomes even more... It becomes an exploration into oneself and the sense of seeing and being at the same time...both an inward journey and an outward one...

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Stan Brakhage

Chinese Series (2003) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

On the negative, it seemed to have the essence of Chinese characters -- "strokes" and blocks, etc. In motion, it seems almost like running though a humid bamboo forest (not that I've personally had much experience) -- green and yellow stalks create these glowing shadows as they cut across the sunlight... symbols magically transformed to landscape through light and motion.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bruce Elder

Bruce Elder (2003) 16mm, color, 106 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Chemical transformations of the image are wedded with electrical modifications to produce a fantasia of vibrantly colored alchemical forms that suggest an erotic wonder at all the world's surfaces, including many historical sites in Germany, the subject of Elder's boyhood fantasies, and of vineyards in Europe and America, which Elder uses as the sign of the goodness of the created world. The use of aleatory processes extends this faith into the making of the film. The subject of the film is what is gained, and what is lost, through these transformations.... The loss of innocence is wedded to the deepening of wisdom (and while we appreciate the ultimate richness such transformations bring, we also mourn what is lost in the process). Modern technologies are used to the ends of Magick.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Brian Frye

Encomium (2003) black and white, 2 min

I shot this roll of film at a party Bard College threw when it awarded Stan Brakhage an honorary degree. A few days after he died, I dug it out and watched it again. I had meant to make Brakhage a gift of the roll, but instead it became a farewell.

Paul Gabel

Impossibility of remaining, The (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The Impossibility of Remaining draws its interpretation from a selection of critical ideas addressed by Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Their complex notions on truth, essence, death and disaster resonate here in a reoccuring scene, where a corpse is cryptically unveiled and re-veiled by the passing over of a moving spotlight.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Sewn Film Performance (2003) , min

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.

Nisi Jacobs

To the People Over There (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Political / Social Activism

A student travelling 14 hours from Kent University, and I stood together directly before the speakers on stage at Central Park's first anti-war protest on Oct. 6, 2002. Combined with the footage he sent, I formed a 45-min. portrait of that day and that period (scenes of Nader, Patti Smith, Phil Donohue 'Fight Corporate Crime' at Wall Street, and people stumbling for meaning before the void called 'Ground Zero'). Speakers' voices from Iraq, Afghanistan, and native activists and celeb/activists warned that day in no ambiguous terms of what the Iraq war has quickly become. Broadcast News was further down Fifth Ave. for a Disney Parade and The New York Times ran protest coverage (participants grossly under-reported) on page B3. The documentary starts with a shot of that newspaper article and page number. Jon Gartenberg helped produce copies for broad distribution to student organizations and classrooms in the Arab Emirates and Australia, until, mainstream journalists took up their responsibility for reporting our protests.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Karl Kels

Prince Hotel (2003) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

In 1986 Kels received a fellowship that alllowed him to study at Cooper Union in New York. During his study there, Kels spent some six months at the Bowery in lower Manhattan. He began hanging out with the less fortunate who eke out an existence in cheap hotels or on the street, and became friendly with many of them. In the lives of the mostly male alcoholics who survive on open camaraderie and cheap alcohol, he discovered a rich unstaged world, which he slowly started to film. Against the background of a run-down Price Hotle we see men who pass time together, deliberately portrayed by Kels clear eye for framin g detial, and yet whose acts and movements cannot be controlled. -- Myriam van Lier

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Peter Kubelka

Poetry and Truth / Dichtung und Wahrheit (2003) 16mm, 35mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Literature & Theater

Dichtung und Wahrheit contains collected pieces from publicity films with a common element: they show actors before they start and begin to play what they are directed to represent. Repeated ready made takes create cycles of symbolic significance and glorified glimpses of the contemporary human condition: the beauty from a hair conditioner, courting and insemination by chocolate feeding, labourless birth onto a varnished floor, animal and inanimate companions. It was my aim not to shape the found material perfectly into an unambiguous message but to preserve the full richness of archealogical information. My point of view has changed from the contemporary artists into an observer looking into the distant past.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00
35mm Rental: $90.00

Elizabeth Lackner

Under the Right Circumstances (2003) VHS NTSC, Mini DV NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

A witty verite interview with a young intercultural and interfaith couple. Zeynep is a Turkish Muslim and Matt is an American Jew. The couple discusses their different perspectives on religious traditions, language, and food. They wonder about their families' reactions to the relationship and hypothesize about a future together.

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $40.00

Erik Leiser

Psalms (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Political / Social Activism

Psalms composites a mixture of Stop Motion Animation, 2d Animation, Computer Animation, Pixilation, and Live Action to produce a surreal adventure into the Soul. Psalms delivers a journey of visual emotion which portrays the pains of humanity and it's need for redemption.

Rental: $20.00.

Saul Levine

Driven (2003) 16mm, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

This series was inspired by Nancy Golden who, whenever I ride with her, wants me to shoot video for her. She is more interested as video maker in what's happening outside the car while I am more interested in the inside of the car, the driver, and then the world going by. So I decided to do a series of portraits of drivers at night each of which would be the length of the longest mini DV tape available (about 83 minutes). So I shoot continuously while the driver talks. This is my version of 21st century cinema noir.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Joe Gibbons (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

Joe takes us on a tour of his past in Boston reflecting on the places he as worked and the bars and bookstores he frequented.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Saul Levine

Driven with Tracy MacCullion (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 83 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Personal / Diary / Journal

Tracy and I talk about her quitting her job to move from Boston, experiences working, sexual and gender politics at her work life, how her fathers death effected her film making, and her experiences as a graduate student at Bard.

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Jeanne Liotta

Loretta (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Music

Sound by Carlo Altomare A photogram opera of laborious incarnations and corporeal dissolutions, this abstract direct animation takes the form of a woman or an aria, dissolving into the infinite. Living in time as high drama. Yellow conceived of as light materialized; a pure value emitting a particular frequency of energy, a dialectical manifestation of phenomena in flux, like any other movie "I love that which dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." -- Rene Clair

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Marie Losier

Bird, Bath & Beyond (2003) 16mm, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Philosophical

A dream-document of Mike Kuchar, floating through his memories, as the sea, space and sky drift past. Wrapped in odd costumes, he frolics with the imaginary creatures surrounding him, and recalls the creatures of his own imagination.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Marie Losier

Two Films by Marie Losier (Bird, Bath & Beyond and Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine) (2003) 16mm, color & b/w, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Doreen LaMantia Maloney

3/19, A View from My Porch (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

DVD, color, sound, 3 min

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Lisa Oppenheim

Dioptric (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Keywords: Philosophical

Original format: 16mm (transferred to DVD) Through images of the night sky and pictures and text from an imaginary scrapbook, the filmmaker explores the production and mediation of personal history.

Rental: $50.00
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Joe Quinn

America's Deepest Feelings (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

VHS , color, sound, 30 min

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Joe Quinn

Eric and Friends (2003) VHS NTSC, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

VHS , color, sound, 28 min

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Mary Billyou

The Invalids (2003) 16mm, b&w, 9 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, films about film, psychology & mental health , science & medicine

The invalid is a patient who stubbornly does not get "better". This experimental narrative employs the medical teaching photographs of the Hospital Salpetriere to spin stories that are constructed and also repeated from history. A Vimeo Staff Pick.

Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $250

Gerry Fialka

Genuine Fake Films (2003-2013) DVD, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

OUR EYE AYE (RIA= Resonant Interval Algorythmns) (2013, 5 minutes) Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's exploration combines film detritus and sonic sleep extensions to probe the phantasmagorical rebirth of "live cinema." EYE AM NOT A ROBOT (2009, 14 minutes) - Mark X Farina & Gerry Fialka's scintillating film probes the percept of technology "being alive" by evoking early Russian film and Constructivism. Cultural icons from James Joyce to Robby the Robot to Marilyn Monroe are your humanoid guides through new art technologies. SOLOMON TURNER IN UTOPIA (2007, 9 minutes) captures Venice Boardwalk performer "The Snakeman" rapping transcendental righteousness . ALL ADVERTISING ADVERTISES ADVERTISING (2008, 14 minutes) Farina & Fialka's vibrant film uncovers the hidden effects of advertisers as psychoanalysts and prophets in the science of the imaginary. DOUBLE-DUTY INTERROBANG (2003, 10 minutes) Fialka's pixelvision (Fischer Price toy video camera) short hoicks the "open past" while double delving into Giordano Bruno's theory that everything in nature is realized through interaction with its opposite and Marshall McLuhan's percept that "objects are unobservable, only relationships among objects are observable" simultaneously probing the option of "see-say" in moving pictures.

Rental: $30.00

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Joel Schlemowitz

Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse (2003) 16mm, DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous "Anti-Reading" series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. On the film's soundtrack we hear how the Anti-Readings were started, descriptions of various Anti-Reading activities including the Poetry smokable poems known as Poetry Cigarettes, the memory tester called "I Forgot," and the Diary in the shape of a Bunny. The film includes footage shot at Anti-Readings, with time-lapse, double exposures, distorting lenses, and frenetic non-traditional camerawork evocative of the playfully chaotic spirit of the events.

Rental: $60.00 VHS rental price: 30.00 VHS sale price: 50.00
16mm Rental: $60.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Divine Possibilities (2003) , min

Located in the Ludlow area, "Divine Possibilities" is a fantasy ad that infiltrates three of the leading visionary designers and theri boutiques: Mary Adams, Arjan Khiani's Bodyworship and Apollo Braun's A/B, Muse superstar Caroline McKenty transforms and morphs into vaires sexual personae from feminine goddess to Dada Amazon warrior to frenzied shopper taking the viewer to new heights of divine possibilities. Sponsered by HOWL 2003

Rental: $50.00

Mark Street

Fulton Fish Market (2003) 35mm, Mini DV NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

New York City's Fulton Fish Market explodes with movement, sound and color between the hours of midnight and 7 AM, Monday through Friday in lower Manhattan. Fish hooks flail, crates are ripped open, and tens of thousands of fish are arrayed in ice as discerning retailers and restaurant owners make the rounds. This lyrical, visually vibrant documentary reveals a profoundly tactile material world tucked away in the shadow of the digital age. Hand made effects and a haunting, sparse soundtrack underline the chaos and beauty of this teeming market. "… blends scenes of the legendary waterfront market filmed in the early hours of the morning with hand-painted, emulsion-scratched abstractions turning the place into something beautiful and mysterious." Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2/27/04.

Rental: $50.00 MiniDV rental price: 40.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lili White

Departure (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical

DEPARTURE(definition):1. a departing; going away; leaving 2. a starting out, as on a trip or new course of action; as, political action is a new departure for labor.3. a deviation or turning aside (from something.)4. [archaic] death.5. in nautical usage, a)the distance of a ship due east or west from the meridian of its starting point. b) a ship's position in latitude and longitude at the start of a voyage from which the dead reckoning is begun. I was inspired by the myriad meanings that define the word departure, and by my interest in the stucture of Chinese ideogram to dpart, which had 4 changing phases of the over time before becoming obsolete and removed from the dictionaries. Traditional Chinese calligraphy has its own critical criteria concerning line and composition. Foremost is the relationship between the horizontal and vertical strokes that make up the form of each character. This particular character reminds me of a doorwar or gate... Arriving at a sense of balance and harmony in the exectuion of calligraphy is similar to the struggle of Homo spiens to maintain equilibrium as they walk upright; vocalize; and usher in human consciousness. DEPARTURE indicates this body-mind connection we see the protagonist's interior view; her process into walking' and various forms that correspond to the ideogram's shapes (snake, cattle gate posts)

Rental: $40.00, sale price 150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Sheri Wills

Riderless (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

I am fascinated by the technology of the nineteenth century, the birth of film and its inextricable link to the Victorian sensibility. The hallmark of this aesthetic lies in its tightly-laced obsession with detail and decoration, decorum and charm. All objects, from a memory quilt to a camera, were compulsively lavished with the same ornamental decorations. While on one level my modernity is repelled by this fussiness, on another level I feel oddly liberated by this outrageously sensual adornment of objects, regardless of their function. Yet the Victorian fixation on complicated patterning belies a fear of the empty space. I feel there is, within their flourishes, a language I must decipher. To get close enough, to get inside the design is to see patterns of desire, patterns of repression, a pattern that blossoms to encompass generations. --S. W.

Rental: $30.00 sale price: 50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Jud Yalkut

Video Tanguy (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

VIDEO TANGUY is a 'Cyber-Surrealist' digitally animated tribute to the great Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy, loosely derived from the anthropomorphic figures which populate his atmospheric environments, actualized here within abstract landscapes analogous to his own working backgrounds. An electronic soundtrack reinforces the cyclic humorous flows of the piece which utilizes early forms of digital animation. --J. Y. Premiered at Artists Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco in their curated "Involuntary Discharge" Animation Show (2003) and selected for their First Lower West Side Film Festival in New York City, and their "National Psyche(delia)" program (2005).

Rental: $50.00
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Erika Yeomans

Chubby Buddy ("The last castrato") (2003) Super 8, color & b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

A critically acclaimed and award-winning narrative montage - a "home movie" based on the memories of a man who gave up a career and marriage in order to act upon some peculiar impulses.

James Fotopoulos

The Hemispheres (2003) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Hidden Objects (2003) 16mm, black and white, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

A series with 12 films, all of them around 3-4 minutes. Films can also be rented individually.

Rental: $80.00 or, individual films: 20.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

James Fotopoulos

The Nest (2003) 16mm, color, 78 min

Genre: Experimental

"Somewhere in the Midwest, a young couple's starter apartment discharges the anomie stored in its cool, white walls and sparse, angular furnishings. The eponymous nest and the true star of this suburban gothic, its light fixtures ooze bilious greens and overripe ambers onto surgically extracted blocks of cheap architecture that each emit their own pitches and grinds of white noise. A nonstop 3am panic attack of drywall-crawling despair, this is the field on which James Fotopoulos assembles his latest assault on the senses. To pin down and enumerate what happens in The Nest is to do violence to it. Better to list effects, colors, and key phrases, cut up and drawn from a hat, than offer any kind of chronology. More textural than textual, it distills dramatic tensions to a 78-minute environment of pure narrative: out of time, unencumbered by plot or rounded characters and demanding to be taken as a story that happens chiefly to the audience rather than to the figures in its landscape." --Spencer Parsons, Cinematexas

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Takahiko Iimura

I Am (Not) Seen (2003) , min

Made for the opening piece of the DVD, "Seeing / Hearing / Speaking," this piece questions "Seeing" while the words, "I am seen" and "I am not seen," are blinking simulteneously over the pixilated faces, another words, "I see you," on a still picture interfare them.These words are superimposed over the pictures of a face, eyes, and a face in the frames. The title, "I am (Not) Seen," indicates both the positive and the negative cases with the parenthesis.The piece suggests that even I may not be seen by you, I still see you. Racially speaking, Asian American are invisible(not seen) as black in the USA, yet I see you(white)-- T.I.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Saul Levine

Driven With Kim Keown (2003) color, 83 min

Rental: $75.00

David Finkelstein

Radiant Emanators (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 19 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A holy scripture appears floating in outer space. It is covered with text, copiously illustrated, and refers to a wide range of fanciful incidents, including Walt Whitman's trip down the Long Island Expressway, the trials of a pregnant teenager, and ballerinas who stuff their toe shoes with newspaper, among many other things. An illuminated manuscript, based on a fully improvised performance, Radiant Emanators mediates on the effect of uneven sources of light on written texts, and on the way our uneven readings of our own cultural texts determine our views on genocide, sexual freedom, and our general consciousness

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Anne Hanavan

I Love Jesus (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

"i love jesus" is an auto-erotic self portrait of the artist. High tone and natural light with clever editing set to a classic punk sound track makes this piece the quintessential post modern porn.

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Flavia Souza

Carnalevare (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

CARNALEVARE is an experimental film about the ecstasy of growth and decay. It is an attempt to reveal that 'the rawest materials in life are so pregnant with mystery and the capacity for change that disguising them is beside the point.' Carnalevare means 'take away the meat' and is related to the observence of Lent and the festival of Carnival. The parallel between this ritual and the cycle of birth and decay is in its powerful release and potential for material transformation. All the objects used in the set had been thrown away, by manipulating a few discarded materials and juxtaposing them meaningfully they could perhaps be transformed into something new. My inspiration for this small film was to investigate my own materiality, free of false trappings under the sure and unchangeable influences of time and nature.

Rental: $20.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition! (2003) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art

Documentation of Joel Schlemowitz's "Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition!" From the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, including cinepaintings and other film installation pieces, and a multi-projection enviornment of seven 16mm film loop projectors, seven mirror-balls, gilt-edged projection screens, and a series of frenetic film loops with images from the 19th Century magic lantern slides.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

Walter Ungerer

and all this madness (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 79 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This is a documentary about the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City. It begins with an interview with an options trader at the American Stock Exchange describing his experience at the location close to the site during the attack. The film goes on with footage shot at the New York City site ten days after the tragedy occurred. It continues with interviews with people from Vermont (Ungerer was living in Vermont at the time) expressing their views about the reason for the attack. Vermonters represented the vast majority of the nation in that they only knew what had happened from the media news reports.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Chuck Workman

A House on a Hill (2003) DVD NTSC, Color, 87 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The story of a retired architect who returns to the struggles and triumphs of his art. Starring Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, Shirley Knight and Henry Rollins. Called "the most sagacious cinematic dancing ever done about architecture" by the Washington Post. From the review by Matt Zoller Seitz: "the most artistically adventurous drama in theaters right now, thanks mainly to writer-director Workman's unusual attempts to slice up cinematic space like an architectural draftsman mentally rebuilding a structure that is already finished. Workman deploys a dizzying array of devices that somehow comment on the drama without disrupting it, from split-screen effects to irises to extreme horizontal and vertical mattes....It never fails to dazzle, often through inventive visuals that would be the centerpiece of other movies but are throwaways here. Few contemporary directors have such a keen sense of rhythm, or such an apparently instinctive ability to judge a shot both for dramatic context and inherent visual power. He's one of the most influential film editors of the past 50 years."

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Colin Barton

Bird Shit Studie #3 (2003) 16mm, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Larry Cwik

Eight Short Films (2003-2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

WATERFALL- 2:45. Rushing water of a Canadian waterfall with experimental synthesized music.

MAROC- 5:30. Rapid movement, in Morocco, bustling, full of energy and life, with Middle-Eastern techo-style music, giving the sense of wanting to explore.

ANDORRA- 2:00. A rushing river in the Pyrenees, white mannequins that almost touch hands, and synthesized chanting/ violin. A bit like how a fly might see things.

ROBOT- 2:30. A "robot" does not want to be a robot. Features dream-like/mechanized performance by Ryan Cloutier, with synthesized Nintendo-esque music.

CANYON- 1:00. Filmed in Canyonlands National Park. Huge sandstone pillars burst toward the viewer, with industrial-style music.

PENDULUM- 1:00. Light and sound, sun streaks in a black field, with primordial-style music.

GOLD BEACH- 1:00. A colorful, disquieting sunset over the sea, a playful, bouncy sun, and synthesized staccato music.

FOX- 2:00. A lament to history destroyed for the sake of the new, featuring a huge yellow monstrous metal crane, and moody/hypnotic guitar music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Louise Bourque

Jours en fleurs (2003) 35mm, Color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography, cameraless, personal_diary_journal

Rental: $50.00
35mm Rental: $50.00

Dominic Angerame

Three Films: Pixiescope, The Waifen Maiden, Consume (2003) 16mm, color and b/w, 16:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation of Three Films by Dominic Angergame--PIXIESCOPE, THE WAIFEN MAIDEN, and CONSUME. PIXIESCOPE: Music by Molto Vox, Kevin Bernard on guitars and processing and Barbara Jaspersen on vocals. A film that seems to be partially created by the magic that only pixies can create. I went out shooting with my Bolex with the intention of shooting a series of very short one-second movies. When the film was returned to me by the lab I discovered that surperimposed over the images I had shot were images I did not shoot. There appeared superimposed images of various women flexing their muscles and posing for some unknown camera person besides myself. This film is a result and a sort of homage to pixies wherever they may be. THE WAIFEN MAIDEN: Starring Zhanna. Gamaya ("Lead Us") a Sanskrit mantra peformed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. This is a haiku and offers a prelude to CONSUME. CONSUME: Starring Zhanna. Pomolusya ("I Will Pray") Ukranian Prayer performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. Excerpts from "Lyrical" and "Chaos" from the tribe recording of Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors with permission from Raven Recording. Inspired by the novel FLICKER by Theodore Roszak, this film was intended to explore the images captured in the flickering light of multiple projector beams. By utilizing superimpositions within the camera, one could experience the pulsating light and explore hidden imagery through use of the "Sally Rand" that Roszak refers to. However, once production began . . . the projector beams began to put both myself and my actress into a trance state due to the strobe light it presented . . . the resulting film turned into a trance by natural evolution and in essence the film becomes even more . . . It becomes an exploration into oneself and the sense of seeing and being at the same time . . . both an inward journey and an outward one . . .

16mm Rental: $65.00

Gina Carducci

Stone Welcome Mat (2003) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

STONE WELCOME MAT discovers and exposes formal imperfections of film as a metaphor for language and memory. Carducci discovers a new visual language as she weaves together her grandfather's 8mm movie footage with her film shot 30 years later outside of his old house in Pratola Peligna de l'Aquila, Italy. "STONE WELCOME MAT is a lovingly constructed meditation on memory and the archeology of the family home movie."-David Sherman, San Francisco Cinematheque "Carducci uses her camera to document ephemeral moments of family interactions and attempts to translate these instances from Italian to English. She discovers that the translation onto film becomes an entirely new visual language."-MadCat Women's International Film Festival Selected Exhibition 2003: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA; Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video, Victoria BC Canada

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jonas Mekas

Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003) 16mm, color and b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

16mm Rental: $50.00

Gregg Biermann

Cinema Study (2003) Blu-Ray, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Cinema Study is a reworking of images and sounds taken from Orson Welles landmark film Citizen Kane. The piece breaks the frame into multiple smaller rectangles, each with short video and audio samples from the original film. Part of the activity of the viewer seems to be the activity of keeping track of the images, which pop around the screen, and how they relate to the sounds. All of the sounds in the piece are in a precise synchronous relationship with the images on the screen. The original narrative film breaks down almost completely, and becomes an almost pure visual and musical experience. Call it Citizen Kane the re-mix.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Blu-Ray $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $Blu-Ray $30 Individual $60 Institution

Melissa Friedling

Princess and the Pee Stain (2003) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: biography, body, erotic, landscape/architecture

The film combines animation, live action, and found footage and recounts the story of what happened when I bought a new bed. Explores the consequences of stripping your sheets and revealing your naked mattress to strangers.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Let Your Hair Down (2003) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, comedy, erotic, found footage

Combines animation with found footage and live action for a more personal reinterpretation of the Brothers Grimm's RAPUNZEL.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Melissa Friedling

Urine My Bed (2003) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography, body, environment and nature, erotic

When you are done with your mattress and put it out on the street for trash, the residual evidence of your very private history is on view for public appraisal. Composed of optically printed and hand-colored super 8mm footage of discarded mattresses collected over the years.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Richard Myers

Marjory's diary (2003 ) DVD_NTSC, BW , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Edited by Kirk Yunke
Narrated by Pat Myers
Photo s enhanced by Henry Halem, editing assistance on the diaries by Sandy Perlman
A portrait of the filmmaker's 94 year old Mother based on the diaries she kept from 1924 - 1948. Marjory was an avid movie goer and the video includes stills from more than 150 movies she saw between 1924 and 1948. These movies related to the tenor of the times, and in many cases, to the tenor of her personal life. Early photos of Marjory are inter-cut with images of her from Myer's artier films.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Tobe Carey

Stream - A Meditation (2003) DVD, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Water flowing and captivating meditation on a Catskill Mountains stream.

Rental: $30.00

Tobe Carey

FLAGS:Post 9/11 (2003) color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Flags everywhere after 9/11. A sea of patriotic overkill in red white and blue.

Rental: $30

Cynthia Madansky

DEVOTION (2003) 16mm, DVD, color, 34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

A sparing and minimal travelogue of Istanbul. A foreigner meditates on the unraveling of a relationship while moving from hotel room to hotel room. In a city simultaneously devoted to Islam and secular nationalism, she finds refuge in the frailty and severity of the rituals of devotion.

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

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