Fern Silva

Films By Fern Silva (2010-2014) DVD, color & b/w, 80 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, ethic/multicultural , history , landscape & architecture , personal/diary/journal , political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Films by Fern Silva

Wayward Fronds - 2014, 13 min
Tender Feet - 2013, 10 min
Concrete Parley - 2012, 18 min
Passage Upon the Plume - 2011, 7 min
Peril of the Antilles - 2011, 6 min
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails - 2010, 13 min
Servants of Mercy - 2010, 13 min

Rental: $80

Lynne Sachs

Wind in Our Hair (Con viento en el pelo) (2010) DVD_NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Children / Youth

Inspired by the stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortazar, yet blended with the realities of contemporary Argentina, "Wind in Our Hair" is an experimental narrative directed by New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs about four girls discovering themselves through a fascination with the trains that pass by their house. A story of early-teen anticipation and disappointment, "Wind in Our Hair" is circumscribed by a period of profound Argentine political and social unrest. Shot with 16mm, Super 8mm, Regular 8mm film and video, the film follows the girls to the train tracks, into kitchens, on sidewalks, in costume stores, and into backyards in the heart of Buenos Aires as well as the outskirts of town. Sachs and her Argentine collaborators move about Buenos Aires with their cameras, witnessing the four playful girls as they wander a city embroiled in a debate about the role of agribusiness, food resources and taxes. Using an intricately constructed Spanish-English "bilingual" soundtrack, Sachs and her co-editor Sofia Gallisa articulate this atmosphere of urban turmoil spinning about the young girls' lives. "Wind in Our Hair" also includes the daring, ethereal music of Argentine singer Juana Molina.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Dustin Thompson

The Travelogues (2010) DVD NTSC, digiBeta NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Environement & Nature, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Literary & Theatre, Personal Diary & Journal, Structural

"One of the most incredible movies at Tribeca [2010] is, at 49 minutes in length, probably the least commercial: Dustin Thompson's avant-garde documentary [The] Travelogues ... He is a democratic tourist: a lover, an Italian cathedral, and surfers in a Munich river carry equal narrative weight. The mini-narratives, however, are distinguished between differing angles and speeds; form sets them apart. This is fantastic stuff, a festival film that makes you feel that life in worth living, and Tribeca worth attending." -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine Also available on Blue Ray Disc and HDCAM.

Rental: $100.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $100.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $100.00

Larry Cwik

Six Short Films (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

JANELLE AND FRIENDS - 3:28. A happy, blinking, doll's adventures on a swing, at a bus stop, with doll friends, giving birth, and looking longingly with other dolls at swimmers in a pool, with klezmeresque, circus-like, alto sax music.

FAIR - 3:12. Fair lights, games, and a scary figure, ending with the kaleidoscopic colors of a ride rotating in the night sky, with original electronica music.

TOTEMS - 3:08. Autumn shrubs and trees morph to pans of animated totem poles, with rhythmic experimental percussive/electronica music.

TIMBERLINE - 2:54. A snow-covered alpine mountain, road, and pine trees, distant vistas, skiers, dancing tree limbs, a ski lift from below, and shadows, with melodic, wistful, jazz electronica music.

IRVINE - 3:18. Southern California suburbia - cars, carts, a fountain, shoppers, products, a redemption center, a visual caress of a stylish, beautiful, evocative, eucalyptus tree, and a home, with acoustic, melodic, guitar/saxophone music.

GORGE - 3:12. Freight, tractor trailers, flowers in the breeze, a picnic, hills, and a journey, with melodic, ambient music.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Michelle Handelman

Dorian (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer & Bi Trans

A four-channel video installation adapting Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" from a queer feminist perspective. Like the films of Warhol and Godard, that blur the line between performance and reality, all of the performers in Dorian are playing some version of themselves. Sequinette (Dorian) is a young gender-bending drag impresario; Armen Ra (Lord H)is a renowned therein player; K8 Hardy (Sybl Vain)is a performance artist and co-creator of the queer art collective LTTR; AND Flawless Sabrina (Dead Dorian)is a drag legend. Original music by: Vincent Baker, Lustmord Armen Ra, Nadia Sirota, Stefan Tcherepnin. "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" has been presented at Participant, Inc., NYC (May 2009); Virtuoso Illusion curated by Michael Rush (MIT List Visual Arts Cebter, Feb 2010); and Arthouse at The Jones Center, Austin (Jan-Mar 2011). Supported by Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund Grant; NYSCA Distribution Regrant, Electronic Media and Film, and the LMCC Studio Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Rental: $50.00
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John Thompson

Black White Black White (2010) DVD NTSC, B & W, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Like a Rorschach inkblot brought to life, BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE is a personal abstract experimental short film, which explores and calls attention to the primal guts of cinema, its a relationship to the filmmaker and the act of seeing.

Rental: $$25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $$25.00

David Gerson

Ultraviolet for Sixteen Minutes (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists

This sixteen minutes film is a docu-portrait of Isabelle Collin-Dufresne, aka Ultra Violet. Mistress to Salvador Dali in the 60's, "superstar" in Andy Warhol's factory in the 70's, and a born-again Mormon, Ultra Violet muses on her spiritual rebirth, fame, God and the meaning of life in this short intimate film. Includes rare photographs, Andy Warhol's screentest of Ultra Violet from 1965, and David Henry Gerson's contemporary screentest of Ultra Violet from 2008. 'Totally engaging" says Albert Mayseles, "A gem of a little film" - The Huffington Post. ultravioletfilm.wordpress.com

Marie Losier

Cet Air La (2010) DVD NTSC, b & w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: music

with April March and Julien Gasc. Cet Air la is a famous french song from 1963, sung live by NY singer April March in acapela with Julien Gasc. The couple is singing while flying over a superimposed 16mm projection of a stop motion animation of a series of clouds, birds, bubbles, smoke machines and glitters...the song has the texture of a dream. Part of Residency Unlimited Project.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Smith & Lowles

Knickerbocker Glory (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Surrounded by a red sea of chanting fans, the words 'You'll Never Walk Alon' echoes with an immediate and penetrating pathos, 'When you walk through the storm, Hold you head up high, And don't be afraid, Of the dark'... The footballers have become modern day archetypal gods, their fans their disciples. Here demystified of their god-like status the footballers and fans become the spectators, cheering on an assortment of almost naked men, the toppings of a ice cream sundae. The men sensually drenched in whipped cream, sprinkles and strawberry sauce, playfully brawl and caress one another's bodies, layer upon layer of sexuality, satire and hedonistic pleasure.

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Moira Tierney

Are We There Yet? (2010) dvd_ntsc, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture

When I arrived up in Manor to start the workshops, it was with great delight that I discovered the irrelevance of the border to the participating children;as one of their teachers put it Sure we don't use those words any more; I've a 20 year old who doesn't remember what the trouble were like; there's Leitrim and Fermanagh, there was no way of telling at which point the mysterious line had been passed; even my phone was undecided as to when exactly to welcome me to the UK. It was on one such trip that the footage for the exhibition was shot - an afternoon in January, with one of the celebrated local mists hanging heavy on the hills and the road disappearing into itself around every bend. When the film came back from the lab there seemed to be something interesting about it - enough anyway to provoke me to blow it up to 16mm, with a view to making a loop for the exhibition. The optic printer broke down, repeatedly. It stuttered, it jumped, it stuck; I rewound, started again, reloaded... In the end I kept it all in - the jumps and the flares as well as the conventionally well-behaved footage; for me it represents the apparent paradox of the border and the struggle one faces when attempting to describe something that slippery - landscape? political imposition? colonial hangover? to be avoided in polite conversation? fact of fiction? comedy, tragedy or farce? to which the only answer I could find is another question: are we there yet? The loop two soundtracks: the first was recorded live by Macdara Smith on trumpet; the second is a track from the Bahh Band's latest album, courtesy of Brian Fleming

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lynne Sachs

The Task of the Translator (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: history, philosophical

Sachs pays homage to Walter Benjamin's essay "The Task of the Translator" through three studies of the human body. First, she listens to the musings of a wartime doctor grappling with the task of a kind-of cosmetic surgery for corpses. Second, she witnesses a group of Classics scholars confronted with the haunting yet whimsical task of translating a newspaper article on Iraqi burial rituals into Latin. And finally, she turns to a radio news report on human remains.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Ken Jacobs

Pushcarts Leave Eternity Street, The (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Sarah Pucill

Phantom Rhapsody (2010) DVD PAL, b & w, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, films about film

Distinctive in its stark use of black and white and reminiscent of early silent cinema, this film is composed of a series of theatrical side-show 'magic' acts. Three women stage tricks of appearance and disappearance, punctuated by trumpet, cello and drums. Interchanging between the roles of magician, nude and filmmaker, they perform the preparation of an image and the prepared or completed image, drawing on iconic paintings. 16mm camera techniques as well as performance techniques with props- such as cloaks, drapery, curtains, wigs, mirrors, frames, wands and lighting - determine what is visible or absent in the film frame. With its surrealist sensibilities of artifice and reality and insistence on doubling and substitution, Phantom Rhapsody probes the notion of identity as surface that can be worn or shed and which can extend beyond the boundary of the skin, into the light in the room, the set and the props.

Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $45.00

Josh Solondz

Little Fountains (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, history, landscape / architecture, literary / theatre, philosophical

A meditation on cultural appropriation and nature's myth. Prompted by Roland Barthes' "Mythologies", the videomakers have found a microcosm of the new age wasteland within little fountains. The work is an object focused meditation within a young woman's life is brought to attention.

Josh Solondz

Transciver Receiver Exchange Agreement (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology / mental health, technology

Jolene received an audio recording from her psychic and kindly donated it to me for consideration. What resulted was a musical dimensionshiftestique rant, electronic transmitters are built, signals fade in and out, the psychic's voice framing the final transcription review for accuracy.

David Baker

For Flo (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 10:16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art / artists

The inspiration for this film was a gouache by Flo Jacobs with doors in its depths. Mine is colored differently, mercurial meandering, and much messier.

Rental: $30.00 Sale: $30.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Rose Lowder

JARDIN DU SOLEIL / SUN GARDEN (2010) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Beginning with natural light, an element that played a major role in cinematographic developement, the subject of the film evolves around solar panels in two different places, Cascina Piola, Capriglio, Asti, in Italy, and Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, in Loire-Atlantique, France. We find ourselves in the middle of sparkling light, exposed to the wind, like the butterflies, the bees and the little clouds.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

JARDINS DU MARAIS / MARSH GARDENS (2010) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

This magnificent garden, in the Parc naturel Regional de Briere, in the middle of the presqu'ile de Guerande, Loire-Atlantique, in France, covers over a hectare of land. It's vegetable garden, ornamental garden, small forest and two ponds, make up a continuously evolving space, but also a visual mumble - jumble of wild life that draws on to delve into it in order to explore it cinematographically. In honor of Annick Bertrand-Gillen et Yves Gillen, the creators of this munificent space in the middle of nature.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

RIEN D'EXTRAORDINAIRE / NOTHING SPECIAL (2010) 16mm, , 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Just a glimpse of this beautiful spot around the Hotel - Pension Beau-Site on the Chemin sure Martigny, Switzerland, situated in a hamlet surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Mollie McKinley

Lovefish (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 7:30 min

Genre: Experimental

This strange and haunting film is inspired by dreams and their Jungian symbols, as well as by Diana, the virgin huntress of Greco-Roman mythology. McKinley deftly tugs at our ancestral strings with a set of surreal imagery that hovers somewhere between art performance and ancient ritual. By showing us an interpretation of who we were, McKinley offers us an insight into what we've become. -- Philip F. Clark, "The Artpoint"

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Gina Carducci

All That Sheltering Emptiness (2010) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

All That Sheltering Emptiness is a meditation on elevators, hotel lobbies, hundred dollar bills, a bathroom, a cab, chandeliers, cocktails, a receptionist, arousal, and other routines in the life of a New York City callboy. Gorgeously hand-processed in full 16mm glory, this film is a collaboration between Gina Carducci (Stone Welcome Mat) and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (author of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly; editor of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation). All That Sheltering Emptiness explodes the typical narratives of desire, escape and intimacy to evoke something more honest.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Fern Silva

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color/bw, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color & b/w, sound, 13.5 min _In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails_ suggests a future already arrived, merging the destruction with the creation of life as seen in the tiny turtles crawling their way to the sea, or heard in the crackling of a Geiger counter as a masked man sprays plants with pesticides. Though only 13 minutes, the film's span is enormous. As revelers in Salvador, Bahia, parade through the streets, a gnat-sized Mercury passes across the surface of the sun, and men slowly make their way up the giant steps of an ancient temple; the film resides in a well of deep time, civilizational history swallowed by the life of the planet. --Genevieve Yue

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Sarah Sitzler

Seamstress, The (2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Inspired in part by the B Horror genre, the cast of the film is stripped down to the two essential players, victim and villain, both female in this case.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Tom Jarmusch

Sometimes City (2010) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 80 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

SOMETIMES CITY is a gritty and personal documentary portrait of Cleveland, Ohio. SOMETIMES CITY suggests the city's people, landscape, and decline. SOMETIMES CITY was conceived to include documentary, home movie, personal, and possibly fictional elements. SOMETIMES CITY originated from two different video installations with the intention that it would evolve into a film. As filmmaking progressed it became important to let different people speak, people that we do not usually hear from. I filmed a great deal and found what I would. The movie juxtaposes many scenes of residents and some performed music becoming kind of a "spare-parts scavenging of stories". The title comes from a poem by d.a. levy and part of one of his poems is read in the movie. SOMETIMES CITY was photographed during 2008 and 2009 using various consumer video formats, 16mm and Super 8 film. -- Tom Jarmusch

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Secret Codes (2010) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Audio: DJ RoBeat. A predominantly grayscale image and text video that gives way to a startling color still, "SECRET CODES / GEHEIME VERSCHLUSSELUNGEN / BEHALTENER SIMPOLN" uses Rosenthal's own hands, plus a collage of aberrant palms original created for her photograph-photostat multi-panel piece "Poodle Dog/Oz House/Aberrant Palms" in 1990, re-vivified here to investigate the nature of individuality, and its covalent relationships with language and culture. The relentless, compelling audio track is an electronic collage created by Berlin experimental musician, DJ RoBeat. (Premiered at Lettretage, Berlin, Feb. 2010) CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "SECRET CODES": I have shown work in Berlin 2-4 times a year for five years. I go simply as an artist, I'm introduced as a "New York artist", and listed in the film programs as "American". But it is as a Jew that everyone questions me in private. This video is an attempt to address the great similarities between all human beings, and yet the very small things that make us different, and yet which seem to get all the attention.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Hot and Cold Shakeup (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min. min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

Seemingly simple and straightforward, as is characteristic of all Rosenthal's work, "HOT AND COLD SHAKEUP" was actually fabricated using one trick of videography, and one fakery of physics. Also characteristic of this life/art creator, is puns and idioms appear in some way, and that her inspiration sparks from real experience. This idea came in a flash while thinking about a love affair. So you get the idea, alternate titles included the following "I'm So Stuck On You I'm Not Normal." "He's No Great Shakes But He Gets Me Off." "I'm No Great Shakes But I Get Him Off." "No Great Shakes But We Get Off." "Can't Shake Him When He's Hot, Can't Shake Him When He's Cold." "Can't Shake Him When I'm Hot, Can't Shake Him When I'm Cold." As of March, 2012, this video has not yet premiered, although it has been shown in previews at eMediaLoft.org, NY. LIMITED EDITION OF 30 SIGNED/NUMBERED.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Rules (2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: philosophical

Audio segments by Brandstifter. Languages: ENGLISH and TRANSLATED GERMAN, both simple, as on-screen text. "RULES" is an text-animation in black and white, with startling, disturbing electronic sound cut in sync with rapidly moving statements that make us realize the many shades of meaning even simple words can have. While considering the parameters of a real-life relationship supposedly founded on the principles of freedom and liberty, the artist discovered many barriers, restrictions, limitations, guidelines, and pillars, which, if disturbed, might cause a great quake. Suddenly, while contemplating this phenomenon, and realizing that such was the nature of just about everything, this video was born. Premiered at Rosenthal's solo screening, "Existential Word Play", at Berlin Lettretage, Feb. 2010.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert

4 by 4 (2010) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, Films About Film, found_footage

An optically printed experimental 16mm short film using footage my great-grandfather shot from 1946 to 1960 in the United States and Greece. The film emphasizes a conflict between the seemingly natural interactions that occur between those in the U.S. and the unreliable interactions with those in Greece.

16mm Rental: $30.00

16mm Sale: $800.00

Maria Niro

Glitch Telemetry. (2010) DVD_NTSC, color, 3 mins. min

Genre: Experimental

Glitch Telemetry. Maria Niro. DVD NTSC (2010) Video, Sound, 3 minutes "Childhood innocence and fantasy. Fascination with flight. Time and Technics. Genius, and progression, or so we think. A haunting, stark reality unfolds, ridden with double negatives. Numerous seemingly unrelated images are juxtaposed creating a visual anagram." - Maria Niro

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Katherine Bauer

Domestic/Vortex/Thrust (2010) 16mm, BW, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed

A triptych of daily life hypnotized through cats' eyes.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Gregg Biermann

Labyrinthine (2010) DVD, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Labyrinthine (2010) Biermann takes forty-one shots of memorable and iconographic moments in Hitchcock's classic Vertigo (1958). The shots are superimposed on top of each other creating a hypnotic labyrinth of repetitions and transformations. The different moments overlap in a kind of contra-punctual proliferation lasting 15 minutes. Ultimately, a labyrinth of movements appears both within the image (the image within the image) and between the images (the changing relationship between the images within the image). Continuity editing is replaced by a discontinuous and labyrinthine editing, and the screen doesn't show one image at a time, but several.... The images have a stuttering and discontinuous logic which arrests and focuses on perceptual phenomena which slips away when seeing the film. Biermann opens these intervals of the imperceptible and enlarges them and turns them into art form of its own. It is as if he uses the technologically enhanced object quality of the images to explore the optical unconscious by means not envisioned by Walter Benjamin. --Eivind Rossaak, Algorithmic Culture, or the New Multiplicity of the Image, Between Stillness and Motion: Film, Photography, Algorithms (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) In Labyrinthine Biermann transforms Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) ...using digital imaging technology to restage the film as an architectural work, something constructed within a spatially enclosed whole. -- Martin Rumsby, Millennium Film Journal No. 56

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File Institutional

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD Individual $60 DVD Institutional

Melissa Friedling

Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, environment & nature, ethnic multicultural, family, films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture

Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY where a Bangladeshi family kept a thriving urban garden. In GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT, a brother and sister share their memories of that garden which was recently leveled in order to make a parking space for their father's livery car. Prompted by the filmmaker (and neighbor), they recall the year that the overhead lattice support for the garden was woven out of a 35mm motion picture film. Bits of the film that were left lying in the street after the garden was cut down for the winter were optically printed. On inspection, it turned out that the found film holding up the garden was the retro black urban teen movie, Roll Bounce (2005) - the plot of which hinges around the closing of the protagonists' local roller rink, The Gardens. In addition to their recollections of the found film in the garden, the kids disclose their preoccupations with You Tube, Selena Gomez, and Urdu-language children's songs. The combination of pop-cultural references along with the 'misused' found film is revealing of the profound and creative merging of cultural practices that transforms the contemporary immigrant experience.

Rental: $35
16mm Rental: $35

Victor Faccinto

Video Scultpure Shorts (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

In a process more akin to sculpture than linear filmmaking, moving images are removed from their backgrounds and utilized as bricks and lumber to construct video sculpture.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50 DVD NTSC

Vera Neubauer

All Done and Dusted (2010) DVD_PAL, Color , 3,13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: History , Political/social activism, spiritual/mystical

Moving out of our family house I had to dispose of some of my possessions. A time of reflection. The film is a small memorial to all those who perished in the concentration camps.

DVD PAL Sale: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Fly in the Sky (2010) DVD_PAL, color, 4.48 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

"Let us say that Fly in the Sky has fallen into a spiderweb and the spider has sucked her dry. This is a fact cannot be forgotten. If such a fact should be forgotten, it would create a blemish in the universe. Do you understand me or not?" I.B. Singer

For the last 800 years many monks, nuns and prisoners dreamed of escaping the Abbey.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Caryn Cline

In the Conservatory (2010) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape / architecture

On a gray winter day in Seattle, the Volunteer Park Conservatory offers a trip to a different climate: lush, wildly colorful, strange, and beautiful. "In the Conservatory" experimentally captures the essence of the place, through the use of direct animation, ambient sound, and music. Plants from the conservatory's winter collection were gleaned and pasted onto clear, 16mm film leader, then re-photographed on an optical printer while they were still fresh, resulting in a chance animation. The soundtrack combines ambient sound recorded in the Conservatory with a performance of a Samuel Barber composition, featuring Lucy Goeres on flute and Eliza Garth on piano.

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Barbara Rosenthal

International Garbage (2010) DVD, color, min

Audial inventions by the young German sound artist Brandstifter accompany Barbara Rosenthal's compulsive 4-nation collection of collectors collecting. These cacophonous, kaleidoscopic bits work both as abstract composites and as separate little movies. And, knowing Rosenthal, there must be some meaning in here somewhere. What could that be? Look again into your rubbish: seek hidden priceless gems. This video (shot in Beijing, Paris, Moscow and New York) was released concurrently with "Dirty Book," a book of leavings from her studio and kitchen, another of Rosenthal's works that make art from the trash of life.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285 (limited ed

Barbara Rosenthal

Feet Handoff (2010) DVD, color, 8 min

In a single, unbroken 7-minute take from a stationary camera in a tight shot, Barbara Rosenthal trades a pencil back and forth between each of her toes, and then, pencil still between toes, writes her name on a yellow legal pad attached to a clipboard. The theme of hands and feet recurs often in this artist's work, and in "Feet Handoff" she intermixes them in yet another way. In this simple, straight-on, understated video, Rosenthal explores frustrating, although eventually successful, attempts to do something very basic, but using a part of ourselves unaccustomed to the task. As we watch it prevail, her foot appears more and more like a hand.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 (limite

Richard Tuohy

Flyscreen (2010) b&w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed

FLYSCREEN is a camera-less rayogram film, made by layering fly-screen material onto raw 16mm film stock and then exposing to light. The sound heard is the optical sound of the images passing the 16mm optical sound head.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Richard Tuohy

Tasmanian Splintering (2010) color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, hand processed , landscape

Bones of a dead Tasmanian forest colourfully re-animated in a film printer.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Tobe Carey

The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around (2010) DVD, color, 80 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: history

There isn't much left of the once-grand Catskill Mountain House. The lavish resort hotel was perched on a precarious ledge in Green County for over a century. During its 19th-century heyday, the hotel embodies the peak of luxury for a generation of the rich and famous. But like many resort hotels of the Catskill' glittering past, the Mountain House fell into disuse in the 20th cenry and was finally destroyed by the state of New York in 1963 to return its scenic overlook to wilderness.

Rental: $70 - institutional / $30 - individual

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

Jonathan Brainin

Gates (2010) color, 6.30 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, cameraless, history, music, technology

Abstract (documentary) video made from footage of 'The Gates' installation in Central Park, NYC 2005.

Rental: $30

Jonathan Brainin

Three. Two (2010) color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, technology

Abstraction of a prior abstract video

Rental: $30

Terese Svoboda

Well? (2010) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, ethnic & multicultural , family , history, personal / diary / journal , political & social activism, psychology & mental health

w/ Steven Bull

Using the interview of Mohammed Kubwa taken several years after his incarceration by the Mossad, his printed testimony, footage of the terrorist and the Nairobi bombing, emails from the jailed Mohammed Kubwa and his interview, a NY Times article about the saline well and its uses in combating terrorism, interviews with Major Brice Finney who didn't fix the well, footage of Mafia women at trials, clips from True Lies, a visual examination of purdah and polygamy, arguments between us, Well? plumbs the depths of the bond between brother and sister, man and wife, stranger and stranger, exploring a secret so huge the Mossad couldn't believe "The Chameleon" could get away with it.

Rental: $85

Mary Billyou

CBS Eye (2010) 16mm , color, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, found footage , structural, technology

A color rayogram of the famous monocular logo, where registration is no where to be found. "The following film was pre-recorded."

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Grete Miller

Uncovered (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, music

An experimental documentary about a professional, multi-instrumentalist, musician, Stacy Bechtel. This film presents a poetic portrait of a artist's craft and passion. Stacy delivers a powerful message in our celebrity-driven times and age of commoditized authenticity. Being secure in one's work and life, not for fashion, but for one's self. Stacy's story reminds us to look outside the clout of major cities, and 'take time to notice the local musician'.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Grete Miller

DIEM (2010) DVD, color / b&w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, economics, environment & nature , erotic, landscape & architecture, political & social activism, psychology & mental health , queer/bi/trans

An experimental appropriation of three films shot by Miller in 2010. DIEM is comprised of an experimental horror film, and two experimental short documentaries. The footage was cut together and tells the story of invasion, design, gentrification, and the loss of one's self. The identity and reality of the main character slowly erodes, as the landscape and life she knows begins to erode and die. Featuring actress Virginia Bartholomew.

Rental: $70.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00

Lana Caplan

Sospira (2010) digital file, color / b&w, 50 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , family, landscape & architecture

Sospira focuses on nine women of various nationalities I befriended, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to Italy for love. In the film they discuss the challenges, compromises, and joys of their new lives. Sospira is an experimental documentary focusing on nine women of various nationalities, each of whom left their old lives behind and moved to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for love. Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves. Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

Rental: $50

DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00

Gary Adlestein

Septuagenarian Collaborations: 4 Experimental Videos (2010-2016) DVD, color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, comedy, films about film, literature & theater

Three non-narrative tales, OVID ILLUSTRATED; MILLERS' TALE; SPLIT BOWLES, based on literary classics (by way of 1950's Classic Comics) and Early Onset, a video meditation on how fast, especially in later late, tempus fugit. "The three videos had... both an "old tale" feel to them mixed with uninhibited modern boldness. I enjoyed their mischievous naughty playfulness, and wickedness of no holds barred. The energy from these two chemists in video kinetics is both potent and palpable." - Mike Kuchar.

Rental: $40.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $100.00 INSTITUTIONAL / 50.00 INDIVIDUAL

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