Gregg Biermann

Emergent Phenomena (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 2:11 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: films about film, found footage, music

A short sequence from Welles' Citizen Kane is put through its paces and analyzed anew through a series of global transformations.

Rental: $40

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Rich Vallejos

Ramona (2015) color, 14 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural , queer/bi/trans

Filmmakers: Mikaela Martin + Rich Vallejos
Producer: Deborah Kampmeies - Full Moon Films

An elderly woman comes to terms with the loss of a close friend. Through her grief, she discovers the true nature of their friendship and perhaps her own sexuality.

Rental: $56

Fabio Del Greco

io sono nulla (i am nothing) (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 76 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical , psychology & mental health , spiritual/mystical

Vasco, a wealthy Italian real estate developer, lives between vice and luxury, when a killer of organized crime seriously injuries him in an ambush. When he wakes up after three years of coma, he is no longer the same: he no longer has any memory of his past, talks to the trees as if they were close friends and avoids the demands of work and luxuries preferring to wander on the beaches instead. To prevent the collapse of his business empire, he is sent in search of a cure through Italy, india and the United States, but a planetary cataclysm is lurking.

Rental: $30

Joel Schlemowitz

Louis Armstrong Obon (2015) Digital File, super 8, color, 14 min

A short documentary portrait of Japanese jazz musicians Yoshio and Keiko Toyama, seen through their annual visit to the grave of Louis Armstrong at Flushing Cemetery in Queens, NY. Screenings: Japan Cuts 2015, Crossroads Film Festival, 2016.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Barbara Lattanzi

Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang's 'Yeban gesheng' (Song at Midnight), 1937 (2015) Digital File, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, history, structural, technology

The video presents an algorithmic, generative, and software-driven dataset of images - a dataset that dynamically runs in 15-hour cycles. The sequenced, glitched imagery derives from the brilliant and melodramatic Shanghai version of "Phantom of the Opera" made in 1937. My software guarantees that the video generates non-repeating compositional patterns. For this video recording, the launching time of my original software intentionally occurs at, and is displayed as, 23:55 (Sept. 20, 2015), just prior to midnight. At precisely midnight, the video records the event of a triggered algorithm. The algorithm causes the start of the central song of "Yeban gesheng" - the politically enigmatic and emotionally intense "Song at Midnight".

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Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Memory of a Bee (2015) DVD, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children & youth, comedy, dance, environment & nature, ethnic / multicultural , found footage , literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health

A video in which masked performer Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai interprets a poem she has written while engaging with green-screened environments made of cutout paper. Rooted in our relationship to language, the video becomes a place where childhood and adulthood collapse into nonsensical freeform.

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

Baby Face (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, family, found footage , personal / diary / journal , psychology & mental health, science & medicine

A literal translation of birth, through facial gestures and silent alliteration of non-existing words, aimed to interpret our sense of language as sound. The performers face is green-screened with what is revealed as a live birth.

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Sahar Sepahdari - Dalai

The Cost of Living (2015) DVD, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, children & youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural , family, found footage , literature & theater, psychology & mental health

In this modern adaptation of Freud's Oedipus, single mother and survivor of war in the Middle East, Pepper Johason gives birth to her son Sammy (a Frankenstein Halloween toy) and moves through green- screened landscapes, which include rainbow colored women in bikinis shooting guns in the desert and roaming baby Oestreicher overlaid with fluffy clouds. Pepper guides us with nonsensical poetry until she meets up with her boyfriend Danny (played by the same performer.) Danny is menacing father figure who ultimate sells Sammy in a virtual infomercial for $9.99.

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Peggy Ahwesh

Neither Day, Nor Night (2015) color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: multicultural

A visual essay, with feeling from being embedded in a place, a foreign place that is both wonderfully beautiful and an abysmal war zone, the occupied territory of Palestine. The video quotes Jalal Toufic from his book "Vampires: an Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film" drawing parallels between the familiar tropes of the undead with the lives of Palestinians: refugees between worlds, yearning for their original soil, in limbo, lost in the labyrinth. Neither Day, Nor Night is a companion piece to the video installation Kissing Point.

Rental: $200
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Rosalind Schneider

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined (2015) color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature

Leaping Tiger Gorge: Redefined reinvents footage of the Yangtze River in China as it rushes into a narrow gorge. Emphasis is placed on the abstract quality of linear patterning of water against rocks. The sound of water is distorted by video processing creating a further remove from reality.

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Josh Guilford

Rock Roll (2015) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, landscape and architecture

"A camera roll film shot on the coast of Rabbit Island, an islet in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Built from sandstone formations dating back over 900 million years, Rabbit Island's coastline harbors traces of staggering geologic activity, conjuring images of ancient highlands, invading seas, and the slow, relentless action of sedimentation and compaction. While thinking about this drama, I charted a loose trajectory across the surface of a single expanse of sandstone at the island's northwest edge. I used my camera to map its diversity of visible forms -- the 'micro-events' of color variations, cracks and divots, distributions of lichens, etc. -- shooting in short bursts so that images might accumulate like falling waves." -JG

Rental: $30.00
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Tania Ferrier

Talkback (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 88 / 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, ethnic & multicultural , found footage, history, political & social activitism

TALKBACK by Tania Ferrier. Les Morgan. Laura Mitchell (15min excerpt from video collage) is a hybrid arts installation that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. The main exhibit is a video collage titled TALKBACK that features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change

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Tania Ferrier

Angry Underwear (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 2:19 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, biography, found footage, political & social activitism

ANGRY UNDERWEAR (2 min trailer) featuring Tania Ferrier and an archive of her unique hand painted, in your face, underwear from the early nineties in NYC.

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Ken Jacobs

3 X 3D (2015) Blu-Ray Disc 3D, b&w / color, 187 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism

TO WATCH THESE FILMS IN 3D, YOU WILL NEED: FULL HD TV + COMPATIBLE 3D GLASSES + BLU-RAY 3D PLAYER

Blankets For Indians color, stereo, sound, 57 min (2012)
America was told by God to manage the globe, at a profit, only first having to clear away prior nations living on this land mass before venturing off shore (though not before taking half of Mexico and some failed attempt to wrest Canada from Canadians). Surely you asked when a child, Daddy, what was America doing so far from home when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor? Grabbing Hawaii, darling, and much more, Daddy may have answered. Bush and Cheney were religiously observant when they opted to enrich Halliburton further, when with their 9/11 pretext arranged with the Saudis they invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East generally. This movie shows dissenters to the American mission marching down New Yorks Lower Broadway to gather at Zuccotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street kids were standing their ground. We live close to where the crowd turned onto Broadway and swept us along.

A Primer in Sky Socialism color, silent, 57 min (2014)
We lived next to The Brooklyn Bridge on its Manhattan side until the two bullies, Eminent Domain and Urban Renewal, forced us to move two blocks away form it. Along with many others we love the bridge and when non-New Yorkers visit we see that they mount and walk it at its height. They must learn the story of its designer and builder also socialist, philosopher and poet John Roebling and how the work was completed after he died by his son Washington and daughter-in-law Emily. Flo and I actually helped establish a tradition in the Sixties when we would climb it New Years Eve just before midnight with maybe another half dozen visitors and today hundreds gather, no, thousands. One hears many languages on the bridge, young people, sober and polite, from many lands. There are distant fireworks at 12 and the crowd descends. The first movie on this disk has some still; this and the following movie are all still. Stills in 3D invite the eyes to move in depth, especially time exposures in 3D. Theres so much to look at that silence is preferable, noisy as the actual event is.

The Guests B&W with some color, DTS-HD 5.1 sound, 73 min (2013)
Cubism turned space inside out. Yes, Cezanne was the main influence, slipping into bizarre shadow effects when rendering what he saw up close, reporting the contradiction of what he saw with each eye separately and thereby making the rendering the event and not what was rendered. But it was the handheld stereopticon, then an ubiquitous instrument of porn delivery, with left-right pictures reversed that really prompted the spatially bizarre. Wow, Picasso said. Wow, said Braque. They of course kept this a secret, the stereopticon then being of low repute. Now 3D cinema makes a similar splendid error, this time in utterly convincing dept. It takes on elf the first films made, 2D of course, and by sending sequential frames of moving figures one to each eye creates an illicit stereo, sometimes convincing, sometimes anything but; nuts. Not to be believed.

in a world of continuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times , October 6, 2011

The Guests underlines the abyss between what we know and what we see. - Tony Pipolo, Artforum , April 2015

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Symbiosis Films

Our New Family (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children / youth, family, personal/diary/journal

What is the definition of family? Who makes the best parents? What are the implications of recent advances in biology and how will those effect the ways human beings choose to reproduce? Those questions and many others are examined through the experience of the filmmakers James Dowell and John Kolomvakis as they proceed through the process of surrogency and family building in the feature documentary film, OUR NEW FAMILY.

Ultimately culminating in their twin sons, the specific history that lead to this desire for family is explored through the filmmakers' lives and a view is offered on to the changing social mores over the last half century. Gay marriage and parenting are examined as well as the challenging of specific environment of Dallas, Texas and New York City. Interviews include: Dennis Coleman, Executive Director of Equality and Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council. Stuart Miller, C.E.O of Growing Generations are interviewed as are the surrogate mother and egg donor. A wide swath of the history of the last fifty years is seen through the eyes of the filmmakers and the present of a new kind of family give a specific report on where we are today.

Rental: $TBA

Devon Narine-Singh

St. George (2015) color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: films about film, personal/diary/journal

A combination of video essay and verite filmmaking that tells a story of one man's journey through war, politics and life.

Rental: $30

Qi You

Memories Unwoven (2015) Color, 3:37 min

Genre: Experimental

w/ William Contino

As a collaboration between two people we realized that it was important that we understood that there were two variations of what memory meant to us. That the coincidence of memory and space related to us differently. We could experience space in a similar way simultaneously, but memories existed only as a personal experience.

In the first part of our piece, the small mechanical house ride in front of a grocery story was a common Image yet our experience with this child's ride was quite different. We were interested in capturing this motion with an older technology using super eight film and processing it with analog video equipment. This use of older video and film technology allowed our ideas to work more closely together. The abstraction of color and motion helped unite our second part of the video.

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Rrose Present

ODE Europe I, Melilla Beach 2014 or Homage to "La Plage" by Patrick Bokanowski (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. Video: A journey through sound and image processing referencing filmic imagery of the cultural construction of Europe, imagery that contrasts with the "visual" content of moving images which are extracted from the virtual network of those crossing the borders of Europe "without permission" (Melilla, Spain, 2014). In turn, such images are interfered with by visual noise from a "TV" without broadcast. As a found-footage piece I recompose the image no longer with the "matter" of the film, but with pixels of the media that mediate us. I experimented with the materiality of the rhythmic interferences that textualize the image, transforming the "objective" media perspectives into "subjective" auteur perspectives that ironically play with visual and audible "noise" to deconstruct the memory dictates of the informational present P.D. ODE Europe is a Work posthumously dedicated to all those who have died crossing our borders...

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Sheri Wills

Abound Box (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless

The second in a series of moving image pieces that function as impossible containers, Abound Box is a deluge, an onslaught, an outpouring. Of thought, feeling, forgotten memory. Sound adapted from recordings from the University of California, Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive.

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Lynne Sachs

Viva and Felix Growing Up (2015) DVD or Quicktime, b&w, 10 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: personal/diary/journal

For the first three years of her twin niece's and nephew's lives, Lynne Sachs used her 16mm Bolex camera to film them growing up in New York City with two dads and a mom. The film ends with a Gay Pride Day embrace.

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Lynne Sachs

Starfish Aorta Colossus (2015) color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, landscape, personal/diary/journal

Lynne Sachs with Sean Hanley. Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier's text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys. NYC poet Paolo Javier invited filmmaker Lynne Sachs to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Javier's poem "Starfish Aorta Colussus". She then decided to collaborate with film artist Sean Hanley in the editing of the film. Together, they traveled through 25 years of unsplit Regular 8 mm film that Sachs had shot -- including footage of the A.I.D.S. Quilt from the late 1980s, a drive from Florida to San Francisco, and a journey into a very untouristic part of Puerto Rico.

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M. M. Serra

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: Josh Lewis. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness

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Josh Lewis

Enduring Ornament (2015) DVD or Quicktime, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, erotic, hand-processed

Co-maker: M. M. Serra. Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former 42nd Street sex district. Making use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints, these storied images transform into a primordial celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness.

DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

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Larry Cwik

8 New Short Films (2015) color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature, political & social activitism, psychology & mental health, spiritual & mystical

Reception 2:27

Perception 1:06

Conjunction of the Senses (La Conjunction De Les Sentidos) 2:36

The News 4:44

La Fois (The Times) 3:54

The Far North, Portrait of the Arctic 4:32

The Mystery 2:25

Neurosis 4:21

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Terry Ellis

The Cezanne Shuffle (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 1:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, landscape and architecture, structural

27 views of Mont Sainte-Victoire selected from around 60 made during one day in October 2014, these 27 views arranged in 3 groups of 9 and these 3 groups of 9 'shuffled' together according to not entirely pre-determined pattern; what starts out as a kind of 'mosaic', shifting continuously between close, medium and long shot, quickly breaks down, as views are 'used up', into isolated views separated by short bursts of black and black/white. The sound is a rhythmic, somewhat awkward clapping together with ambient sounds recorded on site.

Rental: $35

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Bara Jichova

The Hatch House (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 10min min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, history, landscape and architecture, philosophical, structural

The Hatch House is a short, stop motion and live-action documentary exploring an idiosyncratic, cube-like bauhaus cottage and its independent owner, Ruth Hatch. A 1950's sanctuary for artists and intellectuals like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips, Jack Hall. The Hatch House explores a fragile, amateur structure living at the cultural crossroads between DIY "work of the brain" and the rising tide of American bourgeois, consumerist values.

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Cait Davis

Change Isn't Always Easy (2015) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists

A dystopian Adam and Eve. Conversely, the goal of humanity.

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Tobe Carey

Paper or Plastic? (2015) DVD, color, 3:50 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: comedy, environment & nature

Animated photos and live action combine to show the pervasive nature of the eternal American question: "Paper or Plastic?" Many plastic-wrapped newspapers are delivered. They are confronted with the plaintive lulling quasi-singing and humming of "Is it Paper or Plastic?" mouthed by animated photos of the filmmakers plus vintage photo-characters. Comic relief and serious thoughts about a common problem.

Rental: $36

Rrose Present

Origen del mundo (Eros / Tanatos) o Hirohima sin amor (Origin of the World (Eros / Thanatos) or Hiroshima loveless) (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 03:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, history

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. The body as a metaphor of love and war, Eros and Thanatos. The title alludes to two cultural imaginary; Courbet's famous painting "L'Origine du monde" and the movie of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amor ". At the beginning of the movie of Resnais two bodies are shown in attitude of love. Here in "Origin of the World" I show a sex without love, Hiroshima without love. Only the instinct of sex and death. Where the body becomes the site of the battle between Eros and Thanatos, between pain and pleasure between the informational explosion and an orgasm.

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Lili White

#55 - CITADEL (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, environment and nature, Ethnic/Multicultural, family, history, landscape and architecture, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, science medicine, spiritual mystical

The I Ching AKA, the Chinese BOOK OF CHANGES, is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." It allows one to connect with such energy thru philosophy and inquiry. Its 64 hexagrams describe typical but different states of energy found in life. It uses elements of Nature to describe different types of forces, each with their own qualities (example: wind is "penetrating" yet "gentle"). My practice is intuitive action, taken after researching the I CHING hexagram. I use color to stand for the elements of thunder (for the top trigram - red shirt) which occurs over lightning/fire (for bottom trigram - white pants). #55 means CITADEL, or CANOPY (under heaven), also ABUNDANCE and (reaching) the ZENITH, which cannot be maintained. As no ZENITH can ever last, at the peak the movement we tip over into the next hexagram, in THE HOUSE OF WATER/ HOUSE of the ABYSSMAL: #36 DARKNESS. #55 is about expanded intelligence, portraying an energetic movement. In #55, an offering of rice grain supports the crossing over into victory."Crossing the bridge" is engaging the enemy. This hexagram was pulled by King Wu, who avenged his father King Wen. King Wen is said to have written the philosophy of the I CHING after being imprisoned by the Shang Dynasty leaders. He died in their prison. King Wu inquired of the I CHING what action he should take while entering the mourning period for his father. It advised against staying still. At the time of King Wu's inquiry, there was an eclipse and the pole stars were seen at noon. He entered the battlefield of war with his father's coffin accompanying him and his troops. They defeated the SHANG.

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Rrose Present

Todo es de color (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 00:02:46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, polititcal / social activism

Concept Series: Video "without-camera" reinterprets "camera-world" The images and sounds are extracted from the free virtual network, re-signified from the assembly. It is an "aesthetic experience" of the "information ethics" that misinformates by saturation and converts any event into a "show" of the real. This piece started as "video in progress" during the events that took place in Gaza in 2014. I extracted images from the network of two antagonistic "visions" of the same conflict to be re-signified from the "island edition " or digestion. Not with a "hard" nor "soft" assembly (as claimed Farocki) where the images dialogue between them, they are mounted with the overlap here. The images scream them all at once because every war is a failed dialogue. Building a temporal palimpsest with the aesthetic recreation extracted from information bombing until arriving to almost total abstraction, and invite us to contemplate this spectacle of light and color, as pure reality.

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Louis Cox

I'm Trying (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 5:59 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, philosophical, structural

Two people caught in a circle, smoking a circle.

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Louis Cox

Bedtime Ritual (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 4;13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, psychology mental health, structural

Strange things happen to a man who can't sleep.

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Noe Kidder

ZONE FOUR (2015) DVD NTSC, b&w, 7:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history

ZONE FOUR was filmed one summer morning at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Part travelogue and part science-fiction, the film derives from fragments of a longer poem written by Kidder about a futuristic world with limited water supply, where women are transported and forced to preserve the human race.

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Karissa Hahn

1_ _ _ _ _1 {tension} (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 02:50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

OH! uh, canted angle.... a 'collaboration' or rather, a collusion of sorts...as for my volition....I fall, you falter.. thinking about "A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros" by William Adolphe Bouguereau 1880 thinking about taking us down with me //the first in a series///

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Amy Verdon

T. Valentine: The Vampire (2015) DVD NTSC, Color, 6:23:17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, erotic

Description (Film Synopsis or Link to Synopsis): Chicago's favorite musician and playwright, T. Valentine, recites excerpts from his play "The Vampire", which was performed in clubs on the south-side of the Windy City from 1957 -59. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY, in 2012 by Amy Verdon and Melissa Kinski, T. Val is captured in all his glory as he reads and enacts passages from his classic tale of a black vampire in Chicago.

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Andrew Kim

THE PEACOCK (2015) 16mm, Color, 12:00 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment and nature, philosophical, science medicine, technology

A meditation on our fantastic condition of mortality and impermanence..."The peacock painted on the window will never dance or speak. It is only the peacock that lived in the forest which used to speak, dance, and walk in a sweet manner."-AK

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Andrew Kim

SOCIETY OF MOTION (2015) 16mm, Color, 3:00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, Hand-Processed, music, Spiritual/Mystical, technology

"Intently look at the flame. Do not think of think of qualities of the flame, of the light. Just look at the flame. You don't look at the candle. You don't look at any objects around. Just the flame. Take a few deep breaths. Then close your eyes. This may be of help to you..."

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Ashley George

HEMA (2015) 16mm, DVD NTSC, Color, 5:12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, pesonal diary journal, queer bi trans, spiritual mystical

Hema is an intimate exploration of the female body's special connection with the ebb and flow of the universe, and it's crucial involvement in the direct replenishment, nourishment and care for natural rebirth and growth. The title of this work is a play on 'hemoglobin', the red protein responsible for moving oxygen through the blood of vertebrates. Much like hemoglobin directly influences the successful function of our lifeblood, it is my view that women are direct influencers on the successful function of reproducing in both the maternal-spiritual sense as well as the physical act. Our bodies are powerful vessels and this work intends to highlight the magical elements within the female body through the eyes of a queer woman who lives in a physical-spiritual place of empowerment, confidence and pride in mind and body. By focusing on this character's fetishization of the menstruation process, Hema seeks to empower women to be universally proud of the miracle nature provides the female form as it cycles through existence, and to share this recognition of power with other women in their lives as they see fit.

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Georg Anthony Svatek

Orange Trill (2015) DVD_NTSC , color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, dance, hand_processed, technology

Technology sees our corporeal existence as burdensome, resulting in the body's dissolution and disconnect from the very ground beneath our feet. Orange Trill is a cinedance in which the performance challenges the film to "match its moves."

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Larry Cwik

Seven New Short Films (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, spiritual mystical

Rental: $50,, $75

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Sheila Paige

Time and the Mermaid (2015) color, 14 min

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

The ticking of the clock on the bathroom wall carries the heroine, on her 64th birthday, to a wider shore, where time rolls as a mighty river, singing of life and freedom -- her epiphany. "I sensed that it had a personal message for me about aging... it parallels my own path to confronting the shortness of time remaining: as Buddhism teaches, clinging to the expectation that nothing will change leads to suffering. Freedom comes with submerging into the big picture of life from the dolphins to the stars. We can't stay with that perspective constantly, but if we keep open to it, the trap of time loses its grip. I wonder if the final scene is meant to suggest the process of bringing the epiphany into daily life." "I will be turning 60 in a couple of months. For me, I felt the fear of time running out, what had I accomplished, what could I have accomplished or been, and that I could stay shackled by those fears or jump into the river and enjoy the time. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. May I share it with others?"

Rental: $50.00
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Ashley Christopher Leach

Annie (2015) DVD_NTSC, color, 74 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: body, queer, Bi, Trans

Caught between the undying love of her boyfriend Andy and the wild obsession of a crazed theater producer, Annie cannot remember the traumatic event that lead to her life as a gender-neutral performance artist living in New York. As vague memories from her past begin to resurface, Annie succumbs to the mental pressures of not knowing who she is. After a strange yet enlightening encounter with the sophisticated socialite Elvira, Annie realizes she must return to what is left of her boyhood home in North Carolina, in hopes that either her brothers or father can provide the answers she desperately seeks.

Rental: $30

Cynthia Madansky

ANNA PINA TERESA (2015) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

Anna, Pina, Teresa reinterprets the pivotal scene in Rossellini's "Roma Citta Aperta" where Anna Magnani, who plays the character Pina, (based on the story of Teresa Gullace,) is murdered on the streets of Rome by the Fascist police. This scene is characterized by three movements performed by Magnani - resistance, running and falling. Made in collaboration with the dancer Marta Ciappina, and filmed in the Sala Scherma at Foro Italico in Rome (Mussolini's fencing studio designed by Moretti) Anna, Pina, Teresa examines the contemporary and historical dynamics between an urban Fascist space and movements of resistance.

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Cynthia Madansky

E42 (2015) DVD, color, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, political & social activism

E42 is a cinematic exploration of the area in Rome knows as the EUR, a modernist landscape that was originally designated by Mussolini as the the site of the World Fair of 1942 and as a celebration of the 20 year anniversary of Fascism. Originally designed as a monumental space for public performance and collective acts of solidarity to the Fascist regime, this landscape was in fact never inaugurated. After the war, the 420 acre area was recuperated and today projects a timeless aura of an unfinished and temporary, empty and silent, monumental and imposing as well as an ephemeral landscape.

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Cynthia Madansky

VIVA ÁGUA (2015) DVD, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: hand processed , literature & theater, personal/diary/journal

VIVA ÁGUA is a meditation on the philosophical work entitled ÁGUA VIVA written by Clarice Lispector in 1973. The film reflects on Lispector's interior experimental monologue on the "instant- now" of time, the discomforts of language which are "beyond thought" and the harmonious dissonant reminders and remainders of that "sometime what is seen is ineffable."

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Rrose Present

Autoretrat: Soot-film "ventana abierta al mundo" or re-interpretation of Beckett's Film (2015) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage, philosophical

Video "without camera" reinterprets "camera-world". The contraposition of images from my window as "an open window the world" through the myth of transparency (film metaphor proposed by Andres Hipano) with the images from Samuel Beckett's film. Overlaying an open sight of the world with the actions of the man who flees from being perceived. These come together in the final point of view that transforms the theme "to be is to be perceived" into "not being is to be perceived" with the eye of the lens as a destroyer of the visible.

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Karissa Hahn

Regal (2015) 16mm, color, 2 min

from: film (theater) to > youtube (home) > to film (theater). Torrented/pirated (digital) images as found footage, printed from a household printer onto 16mm clear film. Such as the loading dial, REGAL aims to circulate and find its way back to the screen. Take this proxy and see that the ghost has become tangible. informed largely by: Hito Steyerl's "In Defense of the Poor Image".

Rental: $30.00

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Lana Caplan

Canaries in the Mine (2015) digital file, color, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , films about film, found footage, landscape & architecture, technology

CANARIES IN THE MINE is a four-part essay on the grossly out of balance relationship between our rapidly evolving digital and technologic world and our degenerating natural world. The video travels through the recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist pleasure, through scientific examination, to a subject of exploration on the internet, to its eventual existence as an archive of a disappearing world. Throughout the video, attempts to replicate the natural world with technology collapse and the landscape falls into the language of abstraction (line, shape, movement, repetition, texture). Images from Google Earth show a natural world that has disappeared with climate change, a referent lost to time, that the medium of video can no loner find and record. 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.

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Lana Caplan

Maelstroms (2015) digital file, b&w, 7-8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: environment & nature , ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, music, political & social activism, technology

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology in current practice. Sound by Steerage (Alan F. Jones & Barry Chabala)

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