VHS Prog. 1 (6 Films): Ophelia/Cat Lady (2 1/2 min, color, 1969), Phases of The Moon (5 min, color, silent, 1968), Oblivion (4 1/4 min, silent, 1969), Gloria In Grass, Persian Rug (color, silent, 1969)

video, color, sound, 18 min
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Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films. Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem," because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and ...
Rental format: VHS NTSC $35.00

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Ophelia/Cat Lady: Two films.
Phases of The Moon: "I usually avoid the term "film poem," because it was overused in the '40's and '50's. But somehow it fits "Phases of The Moon", it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy. " – Jonas Mekas, Village Voice, October, 1973
"Phases of The Moon" is a film of many powerful and striking moments, but it seems organized according to a system that remains–on my two viewings, anyway–obscure, as if one has been transported to some other planet, with different languages and is which the moon's phases followed rules incomprehensible to us". – Fred Camper, The Chicagoan, March, 1978

Oblivion: "Successfully blends elements from both the poetic and diary modes. In the process Tom Chomont has created one of the few truly erotic works in cinema." – J. J. Murphy, Reaching for Oblivion, Millennium Film Journal, No. , Winter/Spring 1979
"Exquisitely erotic... a shimmering fantasy..." – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, February 1976

This film may be viewed through red and green filter glasses to produce momentary stereoscopic and other biocular effects. (these glasses may be obtained at most large camera store or can be approximated by using a square or red cellophane, one held over the right and the other over the left eye. AN after-effect of altered color perception usually results, but this may be quickly reduced by reversing the color filters and looking into a light source. Persian Rug: A Persian Rug filmed in Orselina, Switzerland after reading the "the Sufis" by I Indries Shaf.

Films

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    DVD Program 3: Aquarium, The Cat Lady,  Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio
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    DVD Program 3: Aquarium, The Cat Lady, Faustian Knot, Jabbok tinted, Jabbok, Oblivion, Razorhead, Jabbok tinted, Sadistic Self-Portrait, Ring of Fire, Inner Sanctum, Scott's Studio
    Tom Chomont

    color and b/w, silent and sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    DVD Program 4: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations
    Experimental

    DVD Program 4: Dancing in the Street, Fluctuations
    Tom Chomont

    color, sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    DVD Program 5: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2
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    DVD Program 5: Dog Diary 1, Dog Diary 2, Dog Diary 3, Real Dog, Real Dog 2
    Tom Chomont

    color, sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    DVD Program 6: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit
    Experimental

    DVD Program 6: Mother's Day, Bathed in Light, Going For a Ride, Mother Garden, Robert's Mother's Flowers, Time Taken, Brief Visit
    Tom Chomont

    color and b/w, silent and sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    DVD Program 1
    Experimental

    DVD Program 1
    Tom Chomont

    color and b/w, silent and sound, 50 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Flames
    Experimental

    Flames
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color and b/w, sound on separate reel(s), 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Night Blossoms
    Experimental

    Night Blossoms
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Anthony

    Anthony
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Mona Lysa
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    Mona Lysa
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I
    Experimental

    Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part I
    Tom Chomont

    color, silent and sound, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • Hand-Processed
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II
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    Tom Chomont 16mm Compilation: Part II
    Tom Chomont

    color, silent, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • Hand-Processed
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Morpheus In Hell
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    Morpheus In Hell
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Epilog/Siam
    Experimental

    Epilog/Siam
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Phases of The Moon
    Experimental

    Phases of The Moon
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 3.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Oblivion
    Experimental

    Oblivion
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 4.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Erotic
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    Ophelia/The Cat Lady
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    Ophelia/The Cat Lady
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, sound, 2.5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Environment / Nature
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    Selected Shorts III Couples, Love Objects
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    Selected Shorts III Couples, Love Objects
    Tom Chomont

    video, color, sound, 27 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Arts / Artists
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    Love Objects
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    Love Objects
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II
    Experimental

    Persian Rug, A/Portret/Aria/Lijn II
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 7.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Re: Incarnation
    Experimental

    Re: Incarnation
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    abda/Rebirth
    Experimental

    abda/Rebirth
    Tom Chomont

    color and b/w, silent, 7.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
    • Hand-Processed
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    Life Style/Untitled/"."
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    Life Style/Untitled/"."
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 6.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison
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    Selected Shorts IV Endymion, Heavens, Earth, Joe's Maison
    Tom Chomont

    video, color, silent, 23 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Arts / Artists
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    Space Time Studies
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    Space Time Studies
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 21 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    The Heavens/Earth
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    The Heavens/Earth
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head
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    Selected Shorts II Minor Revisions, Razor Head
    Tom Chomont

    video, color, sound, 18 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Family
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Minor Revisions
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    Minor Revisions
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 13.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    DVD Program 2
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    DVD Program 2
    Tom Chomont

    color and b/w, silent and sound, 50 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Body
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Razor Head
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    Razor Head
    Tom Chomont

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Erotic
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    DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 — Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011)
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    DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #1 — Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011)
    Tom Chomont

    color, silent and sound, 62 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • LGBT / Queer
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    DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 — Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011)
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    DVD Compilation: Tom Chomont #2 — Newly Restored Film/Videos (2011)
    Tom Chomont

    color, silent and sound, 80 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • LGBT / Queer