Jennifer Reeves

Landfill 16 (2011) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment/nature, films about film, found footage

"Exhumed 16mm film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of Landfill 16. After finishing my double-projection When It Was Blue I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried the footage to let enzymes and fungi in the soil begin to decompose the image, and then I hand-painted the film to give it new life. This "recycling" is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature's losing battle to decompose the relics of our abandoned technologies and productions.

The ominous soundtrack mixes recognizable audio, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities. Within this multi-textured, pulsating, abstract moving painting I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife." -Jennifer Reeves

Rental: $50
16mm Rental: $50

Fern Silva

Passage Upon the Plume (2011) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment and nature, landscape and architecture, spiritual/mystical

"Those who go thither, they return not again."

"Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets. Hearts heavier and lighter than the feather, permitted passage. Tethered or freed, resting from life or dawning anew." -Charity Coleman

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

Angela Ferraiolo

Subway (2011) DVD, bw & color, 7.40 min

Genre: Experimental

Subway was shot in New York during the fall of 2010. The footage was then color graded, converted to single frames, and reassembled dynamically by a computer. After a series of experiments with computational text, there seemed to be some similarities between the deep grammar of language and the somewhat intuitive decisions involved in sequencing montage. For instance, while watching a heavily edited film sequence, or some kinds of experimental video, one might feel a kind of linguistic architecture guiding certain motifs, one that seems similar to certain kinds of computationally-generated text. The idea behind Subway was to take a long sequence of still frames and arrange these according to a linguistic architecture. The movie has relations to traditional film grammar, but it's also related to language itself, so that in some ways it feels new, but in its deep logic there is also something familiar

Rental: $35
DVD NTSC Rental: $35

Liliana Dalen

Zygote (2011) BW , min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless

Scratch on 16mm black leader
Zygote: a diploid cell resulting from the union of two haploid gametes; a fertilized Ovum.

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Ephraim Asili

Forged Ways (2011) color and bw, 16 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

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

Photographed on location in Harlem, Ethiopia, Forged Ways combines elements of documentary, narrative, and experimental film form. Structurally the film cycles between the first person account of filmmaker, the third person experience of a man navigating the streets of Harlem, and day-to-day life in cities and villages of Ethiopia. By subduing any definitive story-line or "message" the film functions as an audio visual meditation on the constructs surrounding African American cultural identity while simultaneously examining some of the more subtle implications involved in maintaining an identity that spans hundreds of years, and thousands of miles.

Available on DVD and Blu Ray

Rental: $75
DVD NTSC Rental: $75. Blu Ray $150

Maria Niro

(Waiting) Off My Chest (2011) DVD_NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

We hear the protagonist's words raw and charged, touching upon emotions and thoughts about life, death and the anger and angst she feels towards the idea of having to take someone else's life. We've only to ask who is she? As we don't know much about her but in less then four minutes we will gain knowledge of some startling revelations. European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck Germany 27. April - 01. May 2011.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Sheri Wills

Scene Box (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 5:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment nature, films about film, history, personal/diary/journal

The visual equivalent of a dusty box of aged, foil-covered chocolates, Scene Box presents a barely overheard promise of mystery - seductive, but not necessarily pleasant. A veiled diorama of uncertainty. Screenings include the Parrish Art Museum (curated by Peter Campus); Black Maria Director's Choice; Alchemy film and Moving Image Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Experimental Film Festival in Portland; and Experiments in Cinema Festival.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $DVD NTSC

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00 (individual sale), $100.00 (institutional sale)

Katherine Bauer

The Steam System (2011) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: hand processed, landscape

Dizzying swirls of steam take you into a system of energy and light around the Con Edison Steam power plant on 13th Street in New York City.

16mm Rental: $35.00

Rasmus Hamburg

Irrealis (2011) 35mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

In a time of total digitization an artist swims against the polluted data stream-researching the film stock for its real qualities - and finds under the surface deeper layers of imagination.
With music of two Wolfgangs - whistling of Goitowsky and formerly Kraftwerks Flur on sound.

Rental: $35
35mm Rental: $35

Katie Torn

Defunct (2011) DVD NTSC, Color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Music, Mystical, Technology

In Defunct, a human figure wearing painted constructions confronts the viewer with an awkward dance. As the dance progresses the figure's image in modified through video effects, creating further abstractions of the body and digital additions to the human form.

Rental: $25.00 sale: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

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Bill Brand

Susie's Ghost (2011) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

In collaboration with Ruthie Marantz. When shooting SUSIE'S GHOST, I was mourning the loss of my older sister and my photography and the performance of collaborator Ruthie Marantz express a diffuse sense of loss. Is she looking for something? Is she really there? Is she really gone? The film was shot in my Manhattan downtown neighborhood before the housing bubble burst and construction mania had not yet obliterated the last traces of the manufacturing district I'd moved to 35 years earlier. That too has passed.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Maria Niro

FAST CUT CHASE DREAM (Was it a dream at all) (2011) DVD_NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

With amnesiac like prose, the protagonist describes a near death experience. This short abstract is part of FINDINGS, an ongoing series exploring memory / remembrance , and fragments of dream states.

Rental: $25.00
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Maria Niro

TORSO (2011) DVD_NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Berlin Germany. February, 10th - 20th , 2011 "Here there is no place that does not see you- you must change your life" from Archaic Torso of Apollo by Rainer Maria Rilke. A torso, a cargo ship, reflecting sky and a flight through the clouds create this odd visual articulation of Rainer Maria Rilke's poem Archaic Torso of Apollo.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: Daily Camera (2011) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

18fps

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Jonas Mekas

Sleepless Nights Stories (2011) DVD_NTSC, DVD_PAL, digiBeta PAL, color, 114 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: art_artists, diary_journal

"For two hours we stroll with Jonas Mekas through New York nights, through apartments, studios, backstage rooms, bars and clubs. We meet old acquaintances like Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, friends, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and also many new acquaintances. The father of the diary film begins with the words 'I can't sleep.' Who hasn't been in that situation. Sleepy and yet wide awake, you find yourself in the world of those exhausted from the day's exertions. In Sleepless Nights Stories we witness (approximately) 25 tales from a thousand and one nights - remnants of films by one of the greatest avant-garde filmmakers whose life rewrote film history"--Berlinale 2011. "SLEEPLESS NIGHTS STORIES originated from my readings of the One Thousand and One Nights. But unlike the Arabian tales, my stories are all from real life, though at times they too wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality. There are some twenty-five different stories in my movie. Their protagonists are all my good friends and I myself am an inseparable part of the stories. The storyteller of the Arabian Nights was also part of his or her tales. Some of the people in the movie you'll recognize, some not. The fact that some of them you'll recognize has no bearing on the stories: after all, we all recognize John Wayne or Annette Benning, but in their stories they are no longer the people we know. The subjects of the stories cover a wide range of emotions, geographies, personal anxieties, anecdotes. These are not very big stories, not for the Big Screen: these are all personal big stories . . . And yes, you'll also find some provocations . . . But that's me, one "me" of many. The very question "What is a story?" is a provocative question. LOCATIONS AND CAST -- [INTRO] Staff of . . . Masters [STORY 1 -- THE STORY OF MARINA] Marina Abramovic, Chrissie Iles [STORY 2 -- THE STORY OF CAROLEE] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Carolee Schneemann [STORY 3 -- THE STORY OF GREENPOINT] Ken Jacobs, Florence Jacobs [STORY 4 -- THE STORY OF THE LIZARD OF LUCCA] Sebastian Mekas [STORY 5] Louise Bourgeois [STORY 6] Yoko Ono [STORY 7 -- THE STORY OF DOUBT] Phong Bui, Raimond Abraham, Nathalie Provosty [STORY 8 -- THE STORY OF LEFTY] Harmony Korine, Rachel Korine (Simon), Lefty Korine [STORY 9 -- JEAN-JACQUES GIVES GOOD ADVICE TO HIS FRIENDS] Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hans Ulrich Obrist [STORY 10 -- THE STORY OF LOUIS] Louis Garrel, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover [STORY 11] Sebastian Mekas, Luxemburg Guy, Pip Chodorov, Benn Northover [STORY 12] Raimond Abraham, Dodo, Violinist [STORY 13 -- THE STORY OF THE TREE] Benn Northover, Sebastian Mekas, Hopi Lebel, Kristijonas Kucinskas, Tomas [STORY 14] Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Pip Chodorov [STORY 15 -- THE STORY OF PEEKSKILL] Dalius Naujokaitis, Audrius Naujokaitis, Jonas Lozoraitis [STORY 16 -- THE STORY OF AMY, OR WHY NORMAL PEOPLE SING IN MIDDLE CLASS VOICES] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 17 -- THE STORY OF LEE] Lee Stringer [STORY 18 -- THE STORY OF ARTAUD] Jean-Jacques Label, Sebastian Mekas, Benn Northover, Hopi Lebel, Pip Chodorov [STORY 19] Patti Smith, Benn Northover [STORY 20 -- THE STORY OF DIANE AND PIRANESI] Raimond Abraham, Phong Bui, Diane Lewis, Nathalie Provotsy, Pip Chodorov, Sebastian Mekas [STORY 21] Sebastian Mekas, Kristijonas Kucinskas [STORY 22] Dalius Naujokaitis [STORY 23 -- FLUXUS VIOLIN] [STORY 24 -- THE STORY OF THE WOODS OF MY CHILDHOOD] French Children [STORY 25] Adolfas Mekas, Oona Mekas [STORY 26] Bjork Gudmundsdottir

Rental: $300.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $300.00
DigiBeta PAL Rental: $300.00

Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: This May Be the Last Time (2011) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

This film was shot right before Dwayne's stopped processing Kodakchrome and the last time I shot Kodak chrome for a Light Lick. It was right after Thanksgiving weekend and the light is very much late November right before the Winter Solstice.

16mm Rental: $16mm

Sarah Sitzler

Cairo (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

The concept for this film started with a small piece of found footage of a tennis match on 16mm with unknown players from an unknown date. Contexts of found and archival film footage are transformed in combining them with current news footage ripped from Youtube to become culturally and politically relevant.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Sarah Sitzler

Goodwife (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This video focuses on one woman in particular as she is conflicted with her role as woman, wife, artist, and human.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Sarah Sitzler

One With the Birthday Cake, The (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video edited from documentation of a performance relates the base objectification of the female body, self-victimization, neutrality, and ritual.

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

Terry Ellis

Earl of Aberdeen's Collar, After TL (In Memory of Robert Breer) (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

In 1829, Thomas Lawrence painted a portrait of George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, which the National Portrait Gallery included it in its 2010 exhibition of Lawrence's portraits and also used as the poster for the show. Most days I saw the poster in the underground and my eye always went straight to the collar of the Earl's shirt, which shows above his cravat and looks like something Lawrence has simply tossed off in a display of painterly virtuosity. I wondered if it really had been a one-off or the best of several tries. With this in mind, I cut a collar-shaped stencil from a reproduction of the painting and printed around 30 copies, all of which turned out different to a greater or lesser degree; these variations form the basis of this simple animation. I meant it to be silent, but one day the radio was playing in the studio. As I clicked the mouse to run through what I'd decided was the finished film, the radio began broadcasting a performance by Malian singer Oumou Sangare and her band which, spookily, seemed in synch with the rhythms of the film. Next day I tuned in to a repeat of the programme and recorded just the first minute or so of the song which I then adjusted to the length of the film. Midway through making the film I learned of the death of Robert Breer; I completed it with him in mind.

Rental: $35.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Marie Losier

Byun, Objet Trouve (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

In this latest installment in her ongoing series of acclaimed film portraits of contemporary directors, musicians and artists, Losier offers an insightful and whimsical view of Chong Gon Byun's world of found objects. Via stop-motion animation, "Byun, Objet Trouve" takes viewers on a journey into the artist's fascinating sense of reality and imagination.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Suzan Al-Doghachi

Life Without Compromise (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art_artists

This film is an intimate portrait of three women artists, living and working in New York City's East Village. The documentary takes you deep inside the creative process that propels these artists. Honest, bold and powerful they live a LIFE WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Theresa Byrnes is a painter and performance artist. Her performances are physical, visceral, and confronting. Barbara Monoian is a sculptor, fisherman and houses a museum in her small NYC apartment. Agni Zotis is a spiritual painter and host of a salon that includes internationally known and underground artists, poets, and musicians.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Ken Jacobs

Seeking the Monkey King (2011) DVD NTSC, Blu-Ray, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

The film could have well been called KICKING AND SCREAMING but that only describes me in the process of making it, questioning its taste. Once the message kicked in it overrode all objection. The piece demanded J.G. Thirlwell's music, normally way too overtly expressive for me as most of my stuff comes out of painting and is also to be absorbed in silence. Who will even notice visual innovation now, or what's happening with time? Determining a place between two and three dimensions, pushing time to take on substance, is what I do. SEEKING THE MONKEY KING is a reversion to my mid-twenties and that sense of horror that drove the making of STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH. --Ken Jacobs

DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00, Blu-Ray $300.00

Ken Jacobs

Another Occupation (2011) DVD NTSC and Blu-Ray Disc, color_b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, films about film, found footage, political/social activism

A stroboscopic train ride along a jungle stream. Asian military men appear with their pith-helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys, natives in line. The master of the stroboscopic depth illusion changes territory, but applies his familiar strategy: a ghostly, flicking film takes us into a deep and ominous Asian past. Jacobs: 'Bangkok, is it? Spelled in an unfamiliar way.' A black-and-white train ride along a jungle stream shows us military men in their pith helmets, keeping the ferns, trees, monkeys and natives in line. Sparse intertitles trigger further thoughts about the war economy.

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00, Blu-Ray 125.00

Richard Sandler

Radioactive City (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Distruktur

Cat Effekt (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Directed by Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius. "A woman goes alone through the streets of Moscow, getting on and off subway trains on her way to a meeting that includes a screening of a film about a cat. And that's it; or so it is for those who believe the plot is the best part of cinema. Because as they search for that visual purity that's historically connected to experimental cinema--equally far from theatrical as from the written word--the Jahn-Dullius duet makes an enigmatic film in which abstraction interrupts a nightmare-like story close to Maya Deren and Georges Franju trance films, and they leave one thing clear: cinema is all about images." -- Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival

Rental: $120.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $120.00

Katherine Bauer

Death Love (2011) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed

Love is what lies beneath.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Katherine Bauer

Arcade Isle (2011) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed

Wandering the boardwalk of Coney Island, she loses herself in many islands and oceans.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Katherine Bauer

Crystallus: Crystal Death Phase (2011) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed

The interstellar mutation of the carbon cycle becomes fatal as it reaches into the inner logic of material being, transforming the world and all those who live in it into the glimmering lifeless crystal, choking out the beautiful lives with beauty itself.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Boris Lehman

Story of My Hair (On the Shortness of Life) (2011) DVD PAL, Color, 91 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The story of my hair can be told in two lines. My hair was long and black. It has turned white. It hasn't been cut since 1982, almost thirty years ago. Story of my Hair is a journey, both in space and in time. Anyone looking for truths, whether geographical, scientific or historical, will be disappointed. After looking at real events and real places the film very soon distances itself from them, preferring poetry and fiction. In his own fashion the auteur has combined the story of Samson and Delilah, the journey of those condemned to the death camps, the science of hair and a few thoughts about the meaning and fragility of life.

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Barry Gerson

And the Earth Opened (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Barry Gerson

Circling the Edge of the Prescient Moment (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

DVD NTSC Sale: $250.00

Dominic Angerame

Soul of Things, The (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Nothing is apparent to ordinary vision until it is painted upon the window of the soul.(William Denton 1866) William Denton is one of the early pioneers exploring the art and science of psychometry. Psychometrics believes that every object emits a field of energy. That energy can transit its entire history through touch. That is every brick contains the history of what happened inside its walls and outside its walls and at the same time its own history of creation. If one is sensitive enough this energy field of historical information can be transferred and one can obtain a complete knowledge of its history. In my case the touching is filming. In our urban landscape we are continually destroying our past through destruction of buildings and replacing them with artificial man made materials. Hence removing us from our very history. William Denton performed many successful experiments in the field of psychometry documented in one of his books called The Soul of Things. "...Thank you so much for sending The Soul of Things, with your beautifully evocative imagery. The dynamic compositions are at times remindful of early Eisenstein . . . or the rhythms suggestive of a latter day Man with A Movie Camera perhaps . . . but your particular and subtle presentation of threatening machinery and sense of loss also evolves into shifting layers of light that seem to present, then, an interlocking presence of the transitory and the perennial. It's very moving, and increasingly so with repeated viewings."(Marilyn Brakhage) Shown: Athens International Film Festival, 2011 Hong Kong Film Festival, 2011 Cinema By the Bay, San Francisco Film Society, 2010 Viennale Film Festival, Austria, 2010 New York Film Festival, Views from The Avant Garde, 2010 Toronto Internation Film Festival, Wavelength Series, 2010 Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, 2010 Exis Film Festival, Seoul Korea 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival, 2011 More info on the City Symphony series can be found online at http://www.leftcurve.org/LC35WebPages/Brutal%20Reality%20of%20Change.Dominic%20Angerame.pdf

DVD NTSC Sale: $50 individual/ $200 institutional

Marina Shron

Lullaby for Ray (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Two New York vagrants, like Adam and Eve after the fall, wander the streets of The Big Apple in search of food, dope, and shelter. Their journey culminates in a disturbing finale.

Rental: $30
DVD NTSC Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Russell Sheaffer

Alone (2011) DVD NTSC, b/w, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot and edited entirely on 16mm black and white reversal film, Alone. presents an experimental look at the connections people form with each other within their relationship to the city. Directed and Edited by: Russell Sheaffer Director of Photography: Pulkit Datta Starring: Ben Strassfeld and Jim Bittl Camera Assistant: John Morrow

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Stephanie Wuertz

Bodily Heavens I & II (2011-2012) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

BODILY HEAVENS I, 5 min. Close proximity and deep space collide in the first in a series of stop-motion animations created under a microscope. BODILY HEAVENS II, 18 min. In Bodily Heavens, close proximity and deep space collide. Stop-motion techniques animate microscopic slides, transforming the inner functions of the body into a site where cells breathe, pulse, and disperse, evoking an underground abyss, a sublime spacescape, a deep-sea world. The shifting, crowding forms succumb to the sounds of Luigi Nono, which conjure a church choir lost in reverb.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $75.00

Gregg Biermann

Crop Duster Octet (2011) Blu-Ray, Color, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

In Crop Duster Octet, the iconic crop duster sequence from Hitchcock's North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is repeatedly attacked by a small airplane swooping from the sky is deconstructed into eight horizontal bands, each of which is slightly out of synch with the next. As the scene (and, in particular, Grant's body) is continuously deconstructed, the patterns of action are refigured and intensified, culminating in a crescendo of convergence - Jaimie Baron, LA Filmforum

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 Blu-Ray Institutional

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

Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josephine Ahnelt

Tic Tac (2011) DVD NTSC, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children and youth, hand processed, landscape and architecture

"Tic Tac is a zigzagging parkour move in which the runner pushes off from a surface to jump over obstacles or climb tight spaces between buildings. However, not much of the eponymous technique can be seen in young filmmaker Josephine Ahnelt's work: The movement takes place in the protagonists' faces. Tic Tac examines in microscopic detail the psychological processes that play out while a group of young parkour traceurs do their thing. The camera focuses on their facial expressions and gestures, their anxiety and nervousness, and also their pleasure and pain.

Ahnelt, a former pupil of Friedl Kubelka, works with a representational process in which the internal field of tension is reflected in the external field of tension and the ledges and concrete slabs that must be surmounted. The former entails the testing of one's own competitive ability and performance and how they are put to use. The film also reflects in this intermediate space on the representational process' social aspects: The activity itself, which is meant to be observed, is left out, and instead the gaze is directed at this more or less enthusiastic desire.

The scratches on the grainy Super 8 film stock evoke vague memories of a time filled with friction. The film's visual grammar combines with reminiscences of a transitional phase for which terms such as "coming of age" are employed to describe dramatic structure in film. The absence of sound underlines the impression of distance. Ahnelt's black-and-white work is a timeless description of a state of being. In the shooting process, the film, which was edited in the camera, also reflects the fleeting nature and unpredictability of the states it portrays." -Angelika Unterholzner

DVD NTSC Rental: $30

16mm Sale: $Price on Demand

Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

Patrick (2011) DVD_PAL, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: economics, environment & nature, political/social activism

An adolescent is given advice on how to live by the Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne.

Rental: $30
DVD PAL Rental: $30

James Dowell and John Kolomvakis

Our New Family (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 73 min min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children_Youth, family , personal, Diary, Journal , Queer, Bi, Trans

What is the definition of a contemporary family? Who make the best parents? what are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will these affect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? These questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogacy and family building ultimately ending in their twin sons. The specific history that lead to this desirefor family is explored through the filmmakers' life experience and the viewer is offered a window onto the changing social mores of the last half century.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $20

Barbara Rosenthal

Push Me (2011) DVD, color, 6.5 min

Over Rosenthal's stationary nude torso, single words scroll upwards in vertical columns at increasing speed, as she recites them in voice-over. A powerful experimental short about what people do to each other. Premiered Oct 2010 when Barbara Rosenthal represented the U.S. in Performance Art and Text-Based Art at Tina B: Prague Contemporary Art Festival.
"Like most of my work, this piece began in my Journal as an observation of an event. "Someone bumped into me hard today. I said 'Excuse me' to them. As usual." The next step also often happens: an insight. "Goddamn it! I always let myself get pushed around. I always apologize for being in the way. I never push back. I only just always wonder at it." And next, an idea came for the piece! I first envisioned it as pressure activated Button Pins, with my recoded voice saying "Push Me" when a viewer pushed one. It would be kind of fun, like a kid's street game. I had seen touch-on recording technology, so I searched online and found I could buy 2,000 "Doll Recorders" from China. But needing 20 at most, I thought of just sitting in a black leotard, or maybe nude, and having a CD play the audio, instead. More words occurred to me. Little by little, as Life pushed me around some more, the brutality of the piece evolved. Rocky relationships found their way into it, and my dramatic police arrest and incarceration on bogus charges (eventually dismissed). For three months, the words came on their own into my mind in the order you see them. I videoed my rehearsals for a live, naked performance, but then video became its medium. I always let my artwork tell me how to make it. --Barbara Rosenthal. Catalogue statement, Tina-B: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, 2010, at which this video premiered.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285 (limited edition dvd)

Barbara Rosenthal

Push Me Pas de Deux (2011) DVD, , 7.5 min

Single words in English and German translation scroll upwards in vertical columns at increasing speed, as an American female and a German male recite in voice-over while their nude torsos advance horizontally in static positions across the screen. A powerful experimental short about what people do to each other. "Like most of my work, this piece began in my Journal as an observation of an event: 'Someone bumped into me hard today. I said excuse me to them. As usual.' The next step also often happens: an insight. 'Goddamn it! I always let myself get pushed around. I always apologize for being in the way. I never push back. I only just always wonder at it.' And next, an idea comes for a piece. Little by little, as Life pushed me around some more, the brutality of the work evolved. Rocky relationships found their way into it, as well as my dramatic police arrest and incarceration on bogus charges (eventually dismissed). For three months the words came on their own into my mind, and were listed in the Journal in the order you see them here to become this video."
CAST & CREW:
featuring Barbara Rosenthal (New York) and DJRoBeat (Berlin). Translation by Brandstifter.

DVD NTSC Sale: $785 (limited edition DVD)

Ruth Novaczek

Radio (2011) DVD, color and b&w, 22:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography and autobiography, films about film, music, personal / diary / journal , philosophical

Five film chapters that remix found footage, video diaries. A concept album in film and video.

Rental: $7

DVD NTSC Sale: $20 or $50

Richard Tuohy

Etienne's Hand (2011) b&w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, hand processed

A movement study of a restless hand. Made from one five second shot, with sound constructed from an old French folk tune played on a hand cranked music box. This film exploits the visual possibilities of the 16mm contact printer.

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

Abigail Child

The Suburban Trilogy (2011) , 75 min

Genre: Experimental

A feature length project about girlhood and the immigrant dream, focusing on post WWII North American suburbs and between the war Europe, critically seem through the lens of gender, property and myths of nation. - A rambunctious embrace, body to body, woman to woman, entrance to exist - in-laws foregrounding the construction of cinematic meaning, the elusive nature of memory and desire, the hysteric familial area of the social. The project is prismatic, in that each part explores a different perspective in terms of both cinematics and historical era.

DVD INCLUDES:
Cake and Steak USA, 2004, 21 min. Constructed as a series of achronological 'chapters' in which Edenic images of adolescent twirlers, basement parties, and 'dress-up' are challenged by a sound montage composed of horror movie music, old TV shoes, laugh tracks, and machine noise of our modern Arcadias.

The Future is Behind You USA, 2004, 20 min. A fictional story composed from an anonymous family archive of 1930's Europe with two sisters who play, race, fight, kiss and grow up together under the shadow of oncoming history. At once biography & fiction, history & psychology. The Future is Behind You excavates gestures to get at the hears of narratives; it seeks a bridge between private & public histories. Music by John Zorn, arranged and performed for the movie by Sylvia Courvoisier and Mark Feldman.

Surf and Turf USA. 2008-11, 32 min. Contemporary ambiguities on the Jersey shore: the look is secular, the lifestyle capitalist, the religion orthodox. 40,000 Syrian Jews have moved into landscape previously occupied by Irish, Italian and the quite different sect of Askenazi Jews. The "unmelted pot" of America's small towns is set within memory and contemporary oppositions. What does it mean to have class in America? What does it mean to be Jewish? I think of conflicts between Israel and Palestine, Serbia and Bosnia, India and Pakistan: neighboring families and races split apart by religion. Extreme poverty enforces the tribal, while extreme wealth maintains it. Surf and Turf provides no easy answers but raises issues that have to long stayed behind closed doors: what do we say when we think no one is listening?

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Georg Anthony Svatek

Follicle (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 3:13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body , environment/nature, philosophical , spiritual/mystical

Shot on a USB microscope camera and narrated by excerpts from a religious sermon, this film explores physical surfaces and how they conspire the idolization of our fellow human beings. Objects includes: butterfly wing, finger print, laptop computer surface, dollar bill, peacock feather, hair, skin, flower pot, denim.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

St. Cecilia (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2:42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

Portrait of an abandoned catholic school in Brooklyn, NY guided by the temperature of light changing throughout the course of one day.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

In Us, Roots (2011) DVD NTSC, , 6:34 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, environment / nature, philosophical, spiritual / mystical

IN US, ROOTS traces a connection between a seemingly benign incident and its evolutionary origins. Because humans' cognitive skills have continuously developed, yielding inventions and thought that have helped us defy natural threats, our drive for survival has shifted away from a physical into a societal realm. There, our emotions still operate on the same scale as they did millennia ago. Formally, I wanted to play with narrative structure and create tension. The camera explores a vague but "controlled" documentary environment, which is combined with the explicitness of a written voice-over.

Narrated by Chitra Neogy.

Rental: $30

DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Tania Ferrier

The Last Resort (2011) DVD NTSC, color , 53:53 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, ethnic & multicultural , history, architecture, political & social activism

The Last Resort is a diary like edit of video documentation & interviews, by Tania Ferrier & Carmelo Musca (CM Films) during the making of The Quod Project in 2010. It is not a film in a narrative sense but rather a sequence of shots, edited for a gallery context, so that an audience can engage with any part of the video installation.

The first part of The Quod Project required building a set of a bedroom as it looks today at the Rottnest Resort. Based on research, we duplicated the appearance of the current day plastered white washed walls & Mediterranean decor that does its job of hiding history. We used a mirror as a framing device & took photographs of friends dressed as unwitting tourists to interpret the present use of the space. For legal reasons we have not used any actual documentation of the resort.

The bedroom set was then converted to the cell set, located in the artists back garden studio in South Fremantle. The set was based on research of the Rottnest Quod Prison cell spatial dimensions & appearance between 1864 & 1903. There is no existing cell space left at the Rottnest Quod today. The cell became the backdrop for a series of photographs of Cedric Jacobs & Noel Nannup, Aboriginal representatives for Wadjemup/ Rottnest, who acted as prisoners for a series of photographs. The mirror frame was used in reverse, showing the past through a hole in the wall; a hole in the holiday history of The Rottnest Quod.

The Last Resort video installation begins with interviews of the artist, Tania Ferrier, & other participants involved in building the project. Following on, several neighbours are asked to lie down in the set to get a sense for the cramped conditions the Aboriginal men experienced, gaoled seven men per 2m x 3m cell; like sardines.

An interview with eminent Western Australian historian, Dr. Neville Green, provides important information on the history of the Rottnest Quod Prison & the state wide, colonial frontier solution of removing Aboriginal men from their land to Rottnest Island.

The voices of random party guests are heard who unwittingly encounter the cell .They are asked to say what they know, if anything, about the history of the Rottnest Quod. Later Aboriginal Elders are interviewed after the cell set has been aged. Cedric and Noel channel the past and speak from their perspective on the current day use of the Quod as a tourist resort.

Rental: $20

DVD NTSC Sale: $50

Robert Harris

Tramontana (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 8:23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: landscape and architecture

Lyric dance poem to extol and embrace the Tramontana winds of northern Spain. Increasingly, with my own work, I'm as interested in sound and acoustic temporality as I am in light and visual textures. Tramontana is meant as an equivalent of wind... a gusting, rattling, ebbing, fluctuating event. The layered tracks of stochastic sounds push against the images. Sound and image, on a-synchronous, arrhythmic paths, make Later, things start to settle. Robert Harris, camera, edit, sound mix Earl Howard, sound design (please play sound with robust amplitude through the best possible speakers)

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Tobe Carey

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse (2011) DVD, color, 7:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: political & social activitism

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse are everywhere. Produced from a year's worth of "Nigerian scam" letters, sound bites from political campaigns, and press appearances, this is the sad story of scams against humanity. The story unfolds with a wonder reading by Linda Mary Montano.

Rental: $30

Terese Svoboda

The Talking Tea Kettle (2011) DVD, color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, found footage , history, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

The Talking Tea-Kettle , inserted in your ear, speaks with the voice of the dead. Why would we want to listen? Videographer Terese Svoboda considers this question while relating how Houdini and Nebraska magician David P. Abbott stamped out the practice of mediums in the early years of the twentieth century, with the videographer's shout-out to her own mother.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $DVD

David Baker

What Was Was (2011) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , spiritual & mystical

Wherein an alphabet of surges and shadows bloom like rorschach indices, clouds of indeterminate origin in a continuous refulgent hierophany, hierophany from the Greek roots "hieros" meaning sacred of holy and "phainein" meaning to reveal or to bring to light.

Rental: $50.00

Grete Miller

Tribute (2011) 16mm, color / b&w, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, literature & theater, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans, science & medicine

An experimental collage of found footage appropriated to tell the story of Miller's relationship with her acting professor, and Broadway actress, Andrea Masters. A talented force in the New York City theater world, Masters bestowed powerful lessons and played an important role in developing Miller's education and coming to terms with her sexual orientation. Tribute is a memoir that captures the beginning, middle and end of their relationship. A mentor and maternal figure who vanished from Miller's life after suffering a stroke, would be found 5 years later after Miller discovered her living in a rundown Bronx nursing home.

Rental: $70.00

16mm Sale: $100.00

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