Amy
Halpern

Amy Halpern’s films are abstract in their concern with light, movement and the film medium, but they are also human in their elements and themes. The idea which persists throughout her work is that ...

Films

  • Read More
    A Glance
    Experimental

    A Glance
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, 1 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Roll #1, For Nancy
    Experimental

    Roll #1, For Nancy
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 3.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Three Preparations
    Experimental

    Three Preparations
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Peach Landscape
    Experimental

    Peach Landscape
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Filament (The Hands)
    Experimental

    Filament (The Hands)
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, black and white, silent, 15.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Cigarette Burn
    Experimental

    Cigarette Burn
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, black and white, sound, 9 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Invocation
    Experimental

    Invocation
    Amy Halpern

    color, silent, 2 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Silent Preparation
    Experimental

    Silent Preparation
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Falling Lessons
    Experimental

    Falling Lessons
    Amy Halpern

    color, sound, 64 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Pouring Grain
    Experimental

    Pouring Grain
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 2 min
  • Read More
    Access to the View
    Experimental

    Access to the View
    Amy Halpern

    color, sound, 2 min
  • Read More
    Injury On A Theme
    Experimental

    Injury On A Theme
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    By Halves
    Experimental

    By Halves
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
  • Read More
    Palm Down
    Experimental

    Palm Down
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
  • Read More
    Chesire Smile
    Experimental

    Chesire Smile
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
  • Read More
    Three Minute Hells
    Experimental

    Three Minute Hells
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, sound, 14 min
  • Read More
    Elixir
    Experimental

    Elixir
    Amy Halpern

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min

Biography

Amy Halpern’s films are abstract in their concern with light, movement and the film medium, but they are also human in their elements and themes. The idea which persists throughout her work is that liberation —  from social, political, psychological, perceptual and even bodily constraints, – is indeed possible. Committed to encouraging a wider awareness of abstract film, Halpern co-founded two screening cooperatives: the New York Collective for Living Cinema (1972-1982) and the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis (1975-1980).