Lana Lin with H. Lan Thao Lam

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 (2007) 16mm, Color & BW, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Ethnic/Multicultural, Films About Film, Found Footage, History, Queer

Unidentified Vietnam No. 18 is a successor to the seventeen films in the Library of Congress South Vietnam Embassy Collection labeled only Unidentified Vietnam, # 1-17. Initiated by these 1960s propaganda films, the project calls into question the policies and politics of nation building. -Lin + Lam http://linpluslam.com/index/Unidentified_Vietnam_No._18.html

16mm Rental: $120.00

Ephraim Asili

Movie Tote (2007) Color and bw, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: comedy , ethnic/multicultural , found footage , political/social activism

Constructed entirely from clips gleaned from the digitized contents of the Prelinger Archives, Movie Tote explores the history of race and class in the United States. The first film ever finished!

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50. Blu Ray 75

Pip Chodorov

Faux Mouvements (Wrong Moves) (2007) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Having studied cognitive science and film semiotics, Pip Chodorov (b. 1965) recent films and drawings explore the terrain between the two fields. While aiming to confuse the parts of the brain responsible for the perception of motion (areas VI7 and VI8 of the optical cortex), Chodorov maximizes the potential hypnotic power of repetition and irregularity.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Anthony Randazzo

Avant-Garde Mock-Film (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Anthony Randazzo

The Slasher Film... A Graphic Look (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Anthony Randazzo

Rape Revenge (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Katherine Bauer

Ichor (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, spiritual mystical

Ichor is defined as the fluid that flows like blood from the gods. This film documents a transformation ritual performed by two girls who successfully conjure the spirits of the Egyptian Goddesses of the sun and the moon. Shot in Los Angeles during the winter solstice beneath a full moon.

16mm Rental: $40.00

Cara Weiner

Four Abstract Artists (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists

A dvd consisting of a 8 min short, An Abstract Way of Life, about abstraction. Also on the dvd are four artist bios for each artist in the film.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Doris Weiner

Living Wall Collection (2007) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: art

A documentation of 5 installations, made with animation and videos projected onto art work.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

M. M. Serra

Art Parade (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, body

"In Art Parade the Karen Black girls show beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The female form, big hair, suggestive movements attract and fascinate us and the question of gender can be an illusion or for some still very tantalizing. I liked the use of strong color. It reminded me in nature insects use color to attract. In this film the color intesifies the female girls and makes them more alluring." - Diane Leon

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

M. M. Serra

Tongue and Chic (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Tongue and Chic" is a stylized portrait of a launch party for the magazine Swoon. M.M. Serra, the filmmaker, says "indulging in fashion is creating a dramatic presence ... you are living that life and celebrating that moment and that is extremely precious."

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $45.00

Cara Weiner

Abstract Compilation (2007) color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art

A collection of three short abstract pieces playing with color and space.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

FOR LIFE AGAINST THE WAR

FOR LIFE AGAINST THE WAR, AGAIN (2007) DVD NTSC, betaSP NTSC, Color and Black & White, 88 min

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was issued to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in protest against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers chose the rubric For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled sixty films from the likes of Robert Breer, Shirley Clarke, Storm De Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Larry Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Stan Vanderbeek, and many others. Now, decades later, an invitation to protest yet another war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring the New York Film-makers Cooperative to ring the clarion once ". . . Again." The response was overwhelming, with submissions from several generations of artists unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq and the foreign policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the overtly angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly announces that artists can take a stand, again and again." -- Steve Seid, Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum Filmmaker Participants on DVD: Kevin Barry, Bosko Blagojevic, Elle Burchill, Jim Costanzo, Bradley Eros, Jeanne Finley, Martha Gorzycki, Alfred Guzetti, Barbara Hammer, Ken Jacobs, Douglas Katelus, Lynn Marie Kirby, Ernie Larsen, David Leitner, Les Leveque, Cynthia Madansky, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, Sheri Milner, John Muse, Martha Rosler, Lynne Sachs, MM Serra, Jeff Silva, Jeffrey Skoller, Mark Street, Cara Weiner, Lili White, Artemis Willis. For private use only. Public screenings by permission of the Filmmakers Cooperative only. Supported by the New York States Council on the Arts. Copyright Filmmakers' Cooperative 2007. See the Extended description @ http://film-makerscoop.com/forlifeagainst.html

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $150.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Vivian Wong

Compilation (2007) , 12:26 min

"Tongue-Tied" - 2 min "The idea that the self can be embodied and represented int he voice provided a lot of visual imagery in the video. Notions of disembodiment, individual and national identity, seduction of power, and sacrifice are explored throughout. This is perhaps the most politically overt video in comparison with my other work." "Push-ups" - 2:05 min Military culture is obsessed with machines. For example, the military channel dedicates half of its programming to new technology and the latest weapons. In modern day technological warfare, machines become an extension of the body; turning the soldier's body into a cyborg. Military calisthenic movements such as push-ups are mechanical in nature, but it becomes a seductive display for the viewer. Ideas of hte male spectacle, autoeroticism, and necrophilia are investigated. Young people embrace the "romance" of war and soldiering, literally engaging in a dance with death. The military culture's obsession with machines, with each push symbolically brings it closer to its own destruction. ("Push-ups" is intended to be shown along with "Goodbye Horses") "Goodbye Horses" - 1:50 min The piece is a visual meditation on the physical body, and an exploration on the eroticization of violence. The art historical theme of "Death and the Maiden" or "Kiss of Death" provided the inspiration for the imagery of the video. The theme of "Kiss of Death" serves as a moral tale: life is short and so is the beauty of a woman. Even though the maiden loses the battle, the struggle is often portrayed in an erotic manner. The title "Goodbye Horses" means letting go of the corporeal world, since horses symbolize the material senses. ("Goodbye Horses" is intended to be shown along with "Push-ups") "Kill John Wayne" - 6:32 min John Wayne meets his own "Heart of Darkness". In reference to the 1968 propaganda film "The Green Berets" that he made in response to the Vietnam War, John Wayne engages in a series of tribulations that involve demonstrations of masculinity, autoeroticism, seduction, castration and necrophilia. For generations, John Wayne served as the model for young men and soldiers to follow; further widening the gap between Hollywood's perception of war and war's reality. This film specifically references the Vietnam War era, and the complete inversion of the idyllic American mythologies that John Wayne created. Vietnam became the nightmarish version of the American dream, and John Wayne's manly frontier idealisms could not be more out of thep lace. In the end, the "Duke" can only engage with reality and history in a perverse way.

Martha Colburn

Meet Me in Wichita (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV_NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

This work throws Osama Bin Laden into the fairytale Land of Oz. A combination of watercolors, collage and paint on glass animation, this film is a play between fact, fiction, politics , fantasy, terror and morality.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Martha Colburn

Don't Kill the Weather Man! (2007) DVD NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Political

-based on 'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' by Guillaume De Digulleville 1437- in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum and Archive in Philidelphia, PA. A commissioned project by the museum. "'The Pilgrimage of the Soul' is a French medieval illuminated manuscript; a moralizing Christian romance, one in which death is always looming. I selected various characters and narratives from the manuscript and cut them into a modern landscape of enviornmental catastrophe. I thought of how the moralizing in the manuscript mirrors our contemporary culture. The manuscript is always deferring to a future life to come, as does the current push for enviornmental awareness. I took all of these ideas and mixed them into my own narrative. I created the film collage, imagining how the manuscript writers may have created an animation, applying the rules of Medieval Art to my animated technique. - M.C.

DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $45.00

Cara Weiner

Opacity (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Personal

Part two of a series about relationships and the personal connection between individuals that is remembered and idealized by one partner about the other. This is the more visual of the two, concentrating on patterns and masking rather than dressing the body with clothes.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Cara Weiner

I Love You (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Personal

Part one of a series about relationships and the personal connection between individuals that is remembered and idealized about one partner about the other. This, this first part of the series talks about the potential of the relationship.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Cara Weiner

Savannah (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: nature, landscape

Includes two films: "Adventuring in Savannah" (7 minutes). "Savannah" (35 minutes). Savannah is a visual journey that replants reality into a new abstract context. Adventuring in Savannah is an edited version of the complete trip took to a small isolated island.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jennifer MacMillan

KITTYPIE (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed

A super 8 film to video, including footage that has been painted, bleached, and then composited in Final Cut Pro, this is a cinema-poem of and for my cat, Camille. Is this the animal merging with the divine? Sound by Alex Zhort... turn up the volume!

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Teslamania (2007) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 7 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Science, Technology

Two camera rolls shot at the Collective Unconscious during a performance of "Teslamania" featuring Gecko Saccomanno and Tesla Coil Engineer Jamie Mereness. The film's visual effects, double exposures, and refracted images, were all done in camera, just as we see them here. On the soundtrack, Gecko provides various "Tesla tidbits," including Tesla's scheme to provide free electricity transmitted through the air, anecdotes about the Collective's Tesla Coil performances, "Tesla cooking," and a list of the inventor Nikoli Tesla's many exotic phobias. Music by Dorit Chrysler.

16mm Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Short Experimental Films (2007) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: artists, film about film, hand processed, literary, personal_diary_journal

"Joel Schlemowitz is a wizard of cinema, and this collection of short experimental films is a marvel to behold. Each piece is a unique gem - quirky, provocative, playful, often handmade, and always daring - celebrating Joel's astonishing mastery of the tools of filmmaking, and his poetic grasp on the art of cinema." - Alan Berliner

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00 (150 institutional)

Rosebud, Pettet

11 Films From KAMouflage (2007) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, found footage

KAMouflage films are the work of Kirt Markle and Rosebud Pettet. Included are "World's Fair," "12 Flowers," "Lower East Side," "My World," "New York #1," "Girl U Want," "At Home," "Lucinda," "Three," "Tibetan Festival," and "Coney Island #1." Described as "reminiscent of the later work of Harry Smith. Rosebud, Smith's close companion for 27 years, says, "Harry would have loved these..."

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Seth Mitter

Beard St (2007) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history, landscape

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Fern Silva

Notes from a Bastard Child (2007) 16mm, color, 9 mins. min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: youth, econamics, multicultural, family, personal_diary_journal

Fern Silva's "Notes from a Bastard Child" consists of an unsettled but concise capsule portrait of interconnected fatherless entities, including a fading Portuguese village and Jesus Christ. -Mark Holcomb TimeOut New York

Rental: $$50.
16mm Rental: $$50.

Jennifer Reeves

Light Work Mood Disorder (2007) Double 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, Found Footage

Dual-projection film (side-by-side projection), soundtrack on CD. LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and illness, as it meditates on the deteriorating celluloid and physicality of the pre-digital age. Two screens and pulsating, layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies and visual textures. Reeves sewed together 20th century educational films and affixed dissolved pharmaceuticals directly to the film. The projector acts as a microscope enlarging thread, crystallized antibiotic, heart, and mood medications, forming a concentrated fusion with Burr's composition of sine-waves, organ and multi-tonal bass clarinet. The animated abstractions rupture and echo the images of brain dendrites, synapses, human x-rays, scientific experiments and factory machine. The rhythmic and visceral imagery is reflected in the movement of Burr's austere and hypnotic soundtrack as it envelops the audience.

**Note: General projection notes and two projection "scripts" (one abbreviated version, copied below; and one detailed version, for more ambitious projectionists) are provided with rental. Please be sure to refer to these notes and scripts when coordinating projection.

Abbreviated Instructions/Script for Projecting LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER (times listed are approximate & refer to the soundtrack on DC, which is 26:41 long): 1. Cue reels in black 1 second before title (right after SMPTE Academy leader); 2. Press play on the CD player to start the CD track; 3. Turn ON LEFT PROJECTOR/REEL 5-13 seconds after the soundtrack begins; 4. Turn RIGHT PROJECTOR ON WHEN THE HAND-SCRATCHED 'LIGHT' TITLE HAS BEEN ON THE LEFT SCREEN FOR 1 second. This is almost immediately after you have turned on the Left reel; 5. THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILM WILL (hopefully) END FIRST. The last unique images, to prepare you to stop the projector, include an illustration of the x-ray of a human hand, and finally the last image is a close-up shot of a candle Blowing up inside a glass box. This reel ends at about 25 minutes and 34 seconds. TURN THIS PROJECTOR OFF; 6. On the LEFT SCREEN the last images are a warning sign about not trying these experiments without your teacher, and then the full film credits (the last one is a copyright credit). So the FILM SHOULD END (image-wise) on the LEFT side at approximately 25 minutes, 55 seconds after the credits. TURN OFF THIS PROJECTOR. The soundtrack will end (hopefully) in darkness, after the credits, at 26 minutes, 10 seconds. TURN OFF CD PLAYER AFTER FADE OUT.

Rental: $145.00
16mm Rental: $145.00

Jennifer Reeves

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY (2007) digiBeta_NTSC, color, 54 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and HE WALKED AWAY program Film by Jennifer Reeves, Music by Anthony Burr NTSC Digital Beta exhibition tape contains a full program of 54 minutes (Originally 16mm double-projection with live music) *no other video formats available. This film and music collaboration between filmmaker Jennifer Reeves and composer/musician Anthony Burr was originally performed with two 16mm projectors, a laptop, and bass clarinet. The two dual-projection films were bridged in performance by a musical interlude played by Burr. Developed between 2006-2007, the program was performed at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts: Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Tonic (NY), and Diasapon Gallery (NY). LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER Light Work Mood Disorder is a dual-projection film that mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine and madness. Side-by-side screens and multi-layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies, and visual textures, which are broken down to the particle level. Found images from the 20th century educational films are literally sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed to the film. The tactile imagery forms a concentrated fusion with pulsating sine waves, bass clarinet and organ. Illustrations of synapses, dendrites, electromagnetic waveforms and assembly-lines both create and describe the movement of the sound and light waves that envelop the audience. Intensity builds with the discoveries and destruction's of science, cinema and 20th century industrial production. HE WALKED AWAY A dual-projection film, He Walked Away, reframes and superimposes shots and outtakes from earlier Reeves films featuring landscape, portraiture and direction-on-film work (Configuration 20, Fear of Blushing, The Time We Killed). The score composed by Anthony Burr recasts the same austere harmonic material of Light Work Mood Disorder in a more explicitly "musically" coded framework. "Much in the way musicians will mine their previous compositions to create newly evolved works, He Walked Away is a distinct yet nostalgic film. It distills what my eyes have witnessed and lost in 15 years of artistic growth: discoveries, vanishings, and essential growing pains." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $$195.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $$195.00

Joel Schlemowitz

40/4000 (2007) 16mm, Color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A camera roll. Forty years celebrated in four-thousand frames.

Sara Winter

Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A poetic look at a bygone industrial era, Hoboken's Maxwell House Coffee Factory tours the factory complex a decade after its closing. Music of Anton Webern and stylistic references to artistic currents of the early 20th century (including the city symphony genre, cubism and the Bauhaus) evoke the factory's heyday.

Larry Jordan

Candy Colors: An Interview with Stan Brakhage (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Films about Film, Media, Personal / Diary / Journal

An interview with Stan Brakhage.

DVD NTSC Sale: $500.00

Alice O'Malley

Every Woman Here: Remnants of Seneca 1982-2006 (2007) DVD NTSC, , 32 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

Every Woman Here includes excerpts from nine oral herstories, samples of 15 songs from Peace Camp Sings (produced by Sorrel Hays and Marilyn Ries, 1986), three songs from the Average Dyke Band, 1985 and 305 images from dozens of photographers.

DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Joel Schlemowitz

Dame Darcy (2007) 16mm, Black and White, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A short and lively 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy, seen through a filmic rollercoaster tour of her comic book, "Meat Cake," and ending with the artist herself. On the soundtrack, a turn-of-the-last-century recording from a 78rpm Victrola record.

Sarah Pucill

Blind Light (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Blind Light is filmed in the artist's London loft. The presence of camera, studio and artist/ performer are registered through image and sound, the loss of the former filling out the presence of the latter. In this way the physicality of object, space and subject as well as their interiority is fleshed out, mapping out a space that is at once material and psychical. Controlling the light she allows into the frame, the artist lifts the blinds or pulls them shut, applies or removes lens filters, opens wide the aperture or closes it. Each performance or action threatens the image as it shifts in and out of "proper" exposure until it disappears completely. Focusing either on the window or the sky, the artist narrates her camera operation whilst also describing what she sees; intermixing receptive and projective vision. "I can't look", she says "the clouds are coming in", "there's been no rain for weeks", "the eye burns, swells, looses focus and disappears in a stream". Between aperture, eyeball, sun and moon, source and projection swap place. The film journeys from the grounded reality of the here and now - audibly represented through footsteps, birds and traffic, to a psychical space expressed through voice and abstraction. Blind Light explores the fold between the materiality of film, the psyche and the body.

Katherine Bauer

Psycho Pussy Slaughter (2007) DVD_NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed, Mystical

The Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet is brought back from her long slumber on the wine of the Nile. She is defeated, shortly after sacrificing several felines and females in her bloody revenant rituals.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lili White

Western (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 11:09 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

The American morality tale: Voiceover about disguising oneself as an soldier; appropriated images from Western TV and American movies (JACK SLADE, TOMBSTONE, GUNFIGHT at the OK CORRAL, HOUR of the GUN, The RIFELMAN) a motel room, and home movies of Western locals, including Glenwood Springs, CO (grave of Doc Holliday) and Tombstone AZ (shoot out at the OK corral)

Rental: $44.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $44.00

Katie Torn

Night Pig Encounters Mozimandious in the Middle of the Night. (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired by the Czech Surrealist Jan Svankmeyer and stories of Man's creation "Night Pig Encounters Mozimandious in the Middle of the Night" is a stuffed animal's tale of evolution. The character Night Pig who has grown a human like wire body, emerges from underneath a bed where the sleeping God Mozimandious resides. Through the encounter with the God, Night Pig transforms into a knowledgeable and enlightened being.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Anne Hanavan

Medication (2007) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Fifth in a series of self portraits in which the artist aggressively confronts her past. Medication is a short film where Hanavan is coming to terms with her present day obstacles as they relate to those in her past, namely residual health issues from her former life as a homeless heroin addicted prostitute. The artist enlisted the help of her best friend and lover Paul Korzinski to help film this personal exploration.

DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #38 (2007) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

Film version of an installation piece shown at the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

The Glowing Woman (2007) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Spiraling colors and abstracted rotating text, poem by Wanda Phipps on the soundtrack both layered and singular. The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Joel Schlemowitz

morning poem #43 (2007) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: literary

The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Marie Losier

Manuelle Labor (2007) DVD NTSC, b / w, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth

Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin. Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands..."Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o' your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy" (Guy Maddin)

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Patrick McElnea

Please Tell Me Why / Seersucker (2007) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, music

Two pieces from 2007, inspired by early soul television performances by Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson, demonstrate my conflicted desires as an artist. Please Tell Me Why's character is at once crucified to his context and camouflaged inside of it. Immobile, digitized, and pre-recorded a singer is sheathed in an increasingly static abstraction. He is eventually lost by the camera scaling outward, but still heard. He asks why we have left him there. Seersucker moves from back-lit to front-lit, and in clashing clean verticality with messy horizontality, a hero entertainer is defeated painter. A racially ambiguous character is caught between two versions of the same song. In an attempt to stand erect, the performer achieves un-making a mark in rewind.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Terry Ellis

Le Citron (after Manet) (2007) DVD_NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Nature morte (not).

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Diane Kitchen

Ecstatic Vessels (2007) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Blaze in the trees/Blaze on the brow. When walking in the deep woods the elements nod and sweep and seem to signal to each other. Incidents occur. Spontaneity. Foreground and background. Shifting perspectives. A vast scattered array pulls together and with it ideas of trees, wind, sun and relationships. "Diane Kitchen's eye for filming the natural world is distinctive and elegant...finding a richness and delicacy often ignored." --Patrick Friel, Chicago Filmmakers "A symphony of movement, color, focus, line." --Grant Wiedenfeld

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Ken Jacobs

Amorous Interludes (2007-8) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films_about_film, found_footage, history, technology

Includes: "Titles", "His Favorite Wife", "Hanky Panky", "We Are Charming", "Alone at Last", "Love Story", "The Discovery", "Nymph". "His Favorite Wife Improved And Other Amorous Interludes, the installed work of Ken Jacobs, is a 'series' composed of short video and stereographic animations. The aspects of the Hollywood melodrama mise-en-scene are in the introductory, His Favorite Wife destructed by the natural element of the February New York storm. A sequence of animated stereographs follows and Jacobs adds to their usage: 'I have (and deeply enjoy) a collection of early stereographs, most from the 1800's, bought years before they became pricy as collectors' items. It fascinates me that two images can produce so much richness of detail when forms undulate and skip through deep space.'" -- Martin Mazanec

DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

Jim Jennings

Fashion Avenue (2007) 16mm, b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Greenpoint (2007) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Fly Bus Into Finland (2007-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Languages: UNIMPORTANT OVERHEARD BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FINNISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. I shot the "FLY BUS (OUT OF RUSSIA) INTO FINLAND"footage, which you see in toto, with just a few bad frames cut from the beginning, and the last segment stretched in time so you can watch it better, on the bus from St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki, Finland in 2007. I'd had a big show of cartoon prints and books, and animation videos in Moscow, and then gone to the small village about 5 hours north by train where Dostoyevsky summered called Starya Russa. I'd wanted to relax for a few days there, and then another few days at another small village 2 hours farther north before going on the Puppet Theater and Hostel in St. Petersburg. But I was expelled from Starra Russa, under threat of arrest, because my papers were not in order, forced to give up my train tickets, my luggage taken from me and handed to the driver, as I was pushed onto a bus by the hotel concieriege. In St. Petersburg, $250 of backshish replaced my papers, which then allowed me to making this trip out of the country altogether. The journey was exemplified, I thought as I traveled, by this little creature accompanying me: both feeling we couldn't escape fast enough on our way to the free world. Premiered as an installation-loop during Rosenthal's show of Flying Art at Morgenvogel, Berlin in 2010. LIMITED EDITION OF 30, SIGNED AND NUMBERED.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Terry Ellis

Pattern Recognition (2007-2012) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Gregg Biermann

Another Picture (2007) DVD_NTSC, BW, 4 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

Another Picture is a digital age motion study inspired by the "chronophotographic" work of Etienne-Jules Marey. The finale from the Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard is split into 16 superimposed layers. Each duplicate of the scene dissolves in and out such that it is slightly offset in time from the next. The result is oddly static and hyperactive at the same time.

DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00 Individual 60.00 Institution

Ann Deborah Levy

Watercolors (2007) DVD_NTSC, color_BW, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_architecture

The surface of a pond as a canvas on which nature creates a continually changing painting that mirrors, but alters details of the landscape surrounding it. Beginning in the late winter, just before leaves appear on the trees, the film records the changes in weather, foliage, color and light throughout a year. A choice of black and white film for a passage of patterns on the ice evokes Chinese ink painting, and distorted reflections of architectural details.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30 home rental, $35 institutional rental

Takahiko Iimura

Seeing Through The Body (2007) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance

Seeing Through The Body
with Yayoi Kusama, with Mario Montez

Flower
1968-69, 11 min, color, music: Tomomi Adachi (2007)
With: Yayoi Kusama (Body Painting) with the performers Akiko Iimura

While I was staying in New York in the 1960s during the rise of the hippie movement, I filmed performances of body painting artist, Kusama Yayoi, together with the performers. As I wasn't satisfied with merely documenting her performance, made super-impositions of flowers over the performance, more as a film poem than a documentary, since flowers was the symbol of the hippie movement as given the name "flower children." The performance, however, is not always in the foreground, but is woven like fabric among the superimposed flowers. Furthermore another female figure (Akiko Iimura) is inserted with her kimono contrasting to the scenes of Kusama's. The film ends symbolically in long shots a flower patterned dress with no body is suspended over the Empire State Building behind. Nearly 40 years later Tomomi Adachi composed music for the film. (T.I)

Face
1968-69, 19 min, color, music: Mario Montez, Donna Kerness, Linda / Voice Over: Akiko Iimura

In the same year that 'Flowers' was produced I happened to make the acquaintance of Mario Montex, a superstar of Andy Warhol's films whose name was taken after one time Hollywood Star, Mario Montez. I was attracted by his transvestite beauty. In addition to Mario's performance I also shot the performances by Donna Kerness, who had appeared in the black comedy of the Kuchar brothers' underground films, and Linda who was a personal acquaintance. Fiction and reality collide in microscopic montage with the sexual performances limited to only facial expressions in extreme close-up of those three females (including Mario). These close-ups were inherited from my earlier Love (1962), but this time the film was shot in color and focused on individual action. Perhaps the viewer's visual experience will be mixed, blurring the line between fiction and reality. A big, laughing voice throughout the film may sound , yet at the same time the nature of life will fuse (or alienates for some) all. (T.I)

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50

Ann Deborah Levy

Waterscape: illusions (2007) DVD NTSC, color / b&w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

In this self-reflexive film, Ann Deborah Levy's camera captures compelling images of a mysterious wilderness lake and its elegant swans. The water serves as a canvas on which upside-down reflections of trees, clouds, and colors in the landscape are acted upon by wind and light to make an ever-changing painting. Against these images and painted illustrations, a woman making a film on swans serves as the focus for an exploration of perceptions of reality as filtered through the human mind in science, mythology, art, and documentary filmmaking; a meditation on illusion and reality. Off-screen voices personify the womans thoughts as she shoots her film and researches and shapes her script: the filmmaker reads from her shooting diary; young girls recount swan myths; a scholar discusses swan symbolism; and supposed 'experts' from across history debate whether swans really sing or not before they die. These distinct yet thematically related scenarios interweave throughout, but never intersect. They float like elements in a dream for the viewer to connect and interpret later on.

Rental: $195 - DVD

Tobe Carey

Stanley's House (2007) DVD, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: biography & autobiography, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

The late Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate of the United States in 2000, wrote many poems about growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the house in which he lived as a child. Some of the Pulitzer Prize winner's most memorable poetry illuminates his family, the search for his father who committed suicide six-weeks before he was born, his house, the neighborhood and his sense of place in Worcester. The 1918 classic Worcester three-decker house in which he lived now bears a plaque proclaiming the site's importance in Stanley's Kunitz's life while growing up.

My name is Tobe Carey. I'm a filmmaker, and I grew up in this same house some thirty years after Stanley. From the 2nd grade on I lived there until going to college in 1960. Up until a few years ago I knew nothing about Stanley Kunitz's poetry or the Kunitz's family history. Only then did I discover the connection with childhoods spend in and around our house.

In 2006, when I videotaped Stanley Kunitz in his New York City apartment, he read four Worcester poems and then off-camera he remarked, "That house still has a hold on both of us." Stanley Kunitz was 100 years old when he died four days later on Mother's Day, 2006.

Rental: $70.00

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

Cynthia Madansky

WINTER (2007) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

A silent film portraying winter across three continents.

Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

ELLE (2007) 16mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Elle is an experimental dance film shot in a semi industrial landscape in Brooklyn reflecting on every day movements of falling and getting up.

Rental: $45.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Cynthia Madansky

ALEX & JOSE (2007) 16mm, DVD, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture

Alex and José, is a 16mm single channel projection that explores gender, movement and form.

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

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