Explores the complex relationship between the spirit, body, and mind. The film is a nightmare with closed eyes because it counts among the most terrible moments of my life, my second exile, which lasted a very long time. Inspired by an ancient Hindu legend.
Joe Young is a devout Mormon living in L.A. trying to raise enough money to go back to Utah and marry his girlfriend, Lisa. Joe is spreading the word about the church of Latter Day Saints one day when he's confronted by two burly bodyguards. A scuffle breaks out, and Joe's martial arts skills impress Maxxx Orbison, who directs pornographic movies.
Kathryn West, a glamorous American widow, arrives in Italy several weeks after the death of her older, extremely wealthy husband. With the help of Brian, her lawyer, Kathryn moves into a luxurious villa and proceeds to lead a lonely, uneventful existence until one day, a handsome young man named Peter Donovan shows up at the front gate, looking for tools so he can fix his sports car. Kathryn lets him stay the night, and the next thing she knows, she's madly making love to him in the shower. Peter eventually moves in, and is soon joined by a free spirit he introduces as Eva, his sister. Kathryn enjoys their company and partying with them - until she begins to suspect that Peter and Eva aren't what they seem to be.
A group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy.
Two police detectives Numata and Tosaka infiltrate a group of underground black market human organ dealers. Things go haywire during a raid on the group's surgical headquarters. Numata barely escapes, while a wounded Tosaka gets left behind. Through a series of surreal and gory events, the identities of the organ dealers are revealed as Numata plans his revenge.
A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.
Emmanuelle is recently reunited with her husband, but at the next party, she gets drunk and strips nude for his friends. He returns to his lover. Later, a sober Emmanuelle tries to redeem herself, but her husband refuses to forgive. She travels to see him, gets raped on the way by two delinquents, and enters a life of vicious sex to forget him.
A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with footage and interviews with Wilhelm Reich and Al Goldstein of Screw magazine. The film applies Reich's theories of Orgone energy and analogies of Stalinism as a form of Freudian sexual repression. Was banned in Yugoslavia shortly after it was made.
The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who does odd jobs for brothels and dances grotesquely for tourists in exchange for drinks. George has his own dark secret, a tragedy he caused that leaves him with a death wish. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.
A man travelling by train coincidentally ends up in a village and checks in at a hotel. A dead girl is in the bathroom. He listens to his neighbor’s conversations through the wall, obtains a large suitcase and begins his exploration through the dissolving borderline, contradiction and déjà-vu.
Academy Award winning film maker Hilary Harris’ epic vision of New York City shot over 15 years [1959-74] during which time Mr. Harris pioneered and con-temporized time-lapse film making techniques to achieve this unique experiential view of the world we inhabit: chaos and confusion seem to multiply in every corner of the Big Apple. Yet there seems to be some order in all that chaotic and relentless system and things seem to work just fine. The same can be said about the human body. Director Hilary Harris proves with this short documentary that cities and organisms are all-alike.
Animator Mathieu Labaye's tribute to his father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair.
Parallel bars moving up and down in rhythmic patterns.
Organopolis takes a humorous look at the physical and emotional journey affecting young pupil's everyday life through the reactions of their body organs.
Original 4 projector piece with colored filters transcribed to 35mm film by Pat O’Neill and transferred to 1080 HD digital. "The middle film in a life-time to make trilogy, ‘ORGASAMATIC’ [the ‘a’ placed intentional between the ’s’ & ‘m’] picks up where ‘Sappho and Jerry’ ended in 1978, and ‘Mona Lisa Smiles (Again and Again)’ concludes in 2015. Moving away from the high-tech optical printing of ‘Sappho and Jerry’ led to the hand-printing and self-processing of films that were then screened on multiple projectors onto multiple screens. ‘ORGASAMATIC’ is the most extreme of these hand-made films in that the imagery is comprised from 35mm still picture negatives that depict persons on fire, children and men I knew that burned repeated times in real life and on film.” - Bruce Posner
A fragment of an abandoned, long work concerning St. Teresa of Avila. A sexual orgy symbolizing the decadance of modern society. Maas, who acts in this film, plays the devil while a wild orgy goes on in his living-room. There is the fantastic drag queen doing her job in the bathroom while frenzied love-making, to the incomparable baroque-jazz music of Tiji Ito, is carried on in Maas's baroque apartment. The camera in bird-swift flight depicts a scene of total decadence as Andy Warhol's Jackie Kennedy careens through the air. By way of explanation: the opening scene shows the director handing out masks to the actors-the same ones used in LSD WALL by John Hawkins. The taking of LSD was part of the original script.
Diego, a young quadriplegic who finds himself alone at home after the death of his mother, with the difficult task of surviving days without feeding until someone succeeds. Immobilized due to his physical condition, he searches in his past and in a possible future, in a timeless flow of consciousness of childhood memories, love relationships, intimate desires and personal conflicts, new foundations for a life that begins in the acceptance of a new body.
A man and a woman, husband and wife, are the protagonists of a bourgeois family picture, resting on a pedestal of hypocrisy, social conventions and simulated feelings.