RE:VOIR & FMC Collaborations
New DVD Compilations of Storm De Hirsch, Larry Gottheim, and MM Serra!
We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with RE:VOIR Video Paris on 3 stunning DVD compilations with beautifully designed booklets by Diana Vidrascu. In time for the holidays, be sure to get your copies of Storm De Hirsch - Mythology for the Soul, Larry Gottheim - Fog Line, and M.M. Serra - (Art)core!
Storm De Hirsch - Mythology for the Soul
A major work in terms of style, structure, graphic invention, image manipulation and symbolic ritual. Short abbreviated dream-like moments, fused together by the tension and the dynamic of motion-picture time.
A further exploration into the color of ritual, the color of thought; a journey through the underworld of sensory derangement. A very beautiful work! The abstractions drawn directly on film are like the paintings of Miro; moving at full speed to the rhythm of an African beat.
Dedicated to all the magic makers of the world who weave a talisman for man's rebirth in his house of breath.
-Storm De Hirsch
Aristotle 1965, Super8, color, silent, 3 min
Divinations 1964, 16mm, color, sound, 6 min
Deep in the Mirror Embedded 1965, Super8, color, silent, 14 min
The Recurring Dream 1965, Super8, color, silent, 3 min
Malevich at the Guggenheim 1965, Super8, color, silent, 6 min
September Express 1973, Super8, color, silent, 6 min
Lace of Summer 1973, Super8, color, silent, 4 min
Silently, Bearing Totem of a Bird 1962, Super8, color, silent, 7 min
Ives House 1965, Super8, color, silent, 11 min
A Reticule of Love 1963, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min
The Tattooed Man 1969, 16mm, color, sound, 35 min
Shaman 1967, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min
Journey Around a Zero 1964, 16mm, b&w, sound, 3 min
Third Eye Butterfly 1968, double screen 16mm, color, sound, 9 min
Peyote Queen 1965, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min
DVD9 PAL Interzone • Stereo • Color & B/W • 4:3 • 131 min •BONUS Poems by Storm De Hirsch
+ Booklet with 48 pages of texts by Jonathan Pouthier, Stephen Broomer, Storm De Hirsch
Also check out Storm's book of poetry by the same name published by Sightline!
Larry Gottheim - Fog Line
Perfect works have a way of appearing unobtrusive or simple, the complexities seeming to be so correct that they flow—mesmerize one through their form—a form that bespeaks of harmony between many aesthetic concerns. Larry Gottheim's Doorway is such a film. His concern for working with edges, isolating details, the prominence of the frame as a shape and revealer of edges, love of photographic texture, are all dealt with lucidly in this film. One is drawn into these beautiful images through Gottheim's poetic feel for photographic qualities, his ability to transform a landscape through his rigorous use of the frame to isolate in order to call attention to a heretofore hidden beauty revealed through a highly selective eye.
-Barry Gerson, Film Culture
Elegant yet rustic in its simplicity of execution, Barn Rushes is tugged gently toward different sides of the set by hints of color and motion interactions, positive and negative spaces and the unyielding delivery on one of the great apotheoses of poetic cinema at fade-out time.
Fog Line is a wonderful piece of conceptual art, a stroke along that careful line between wit and wisdom—a melody in which literally every frame is different from every preceding frame (since the fog is always lifting) and the various elements of the composition—trees, animals, vegetation, sky, and, quite importantly, the emulsion, the grain of the film itself— continue to play off one another as do notes in a musical composition. The quality of the light—the tonality of the image itself—adds immeasurably to the mystery and excitement as the work unfolds, the fog lifting, the film running through the gate, the composition static yet the frame itself fluid, dynamic, magnificently kinetic
Blues 1970, 16mm, color, silent, 8:30 min
Corn 1970, 16mm, color, silent, 10:30 min
Fog Line 1970, 16mm, color, silent, 11 min
Doorway 1971, 16mm, b/w, silent, 7:30 min
Harmonica 1971, 16mm, color, mono, 10:30 min
Thought 1971, 16mm, color, silent, 7 min
Barn Rushes 1971, 16mm, color, silent, 34 min
DVD5 PAL Interzone • Mono • Color & B/W • 16:9 • 89 min • + Booklet 60 pages by Scott MacDonald, Larry Gottheim
M.M. Serra - (Art)core
A curious meditation on the pleasures and terrors of S/M, in which interviews with enthusiasts collide with choice porn clips, Fleisher cartoons, Hans Bellmer poupees... The results are compelling, this film lingers, never once slipping into hype or deadly cool.
-Manohla Dargis on L'Amour Fou, Village Voice
Please please show this film! It's unique, it's real, it's not like any other film. What one sees in it, can not be seen anywhere else. It will shock some, but the fact is that there are shocking things in this world and we should know it and see it, nothing human should be hidden from knowledge. You made a very REAL film about REAL people. One of the most difficult things to do in cinema. I congratulate you.
-Jonas Mekas on Chop Off
Her cinema is marked by a lush sensuality, a concern for light, play and artfully woven soundtrack.
Darling International 1999, 16mm, b&w, 22 min
Bitch Beauty 2011, 16mm, color, 7 min
enduring ornament 2015, 16mm on digital, color, 14 min
Mary Magdalene 2017, Super8/16mm/video, color, 5 min
real to reel Mama 1982, 16mm, color, 20 min
Chop off 2008, Super8/16mm/ video, color, 6 min
Double Your Pleasure 2002, 16mm, b/w, 4 min
Jack Smith's apartment 1990, VHS on digital, color, 8 min
L'amour Fou 1992, 16mm, color, 17 min
eye etc 1982, 16mm, color, silent, 5 min
Turner 1987, 16mm, color, 3 min
Framed 1984, 16mm, color, 1:30 min
Nightfall 1984, 16mm, color & b/w, 1:30 min
NYC 1985, 16mm, color & b/w, 1 min
PPII 1986, 16mm, color, 1 min
DVD9 PAL Interzone • Stereo • Color & B/W • 16:9 • Sous-titres FR • 116 min