Paul SHARITS

(1943-1993)
Nationality: american

Trained as a graphic artist and a painter, Paul Sharits became an avant-garde filmmaker noted for manipulating the film stock itself to create a variety of fascinating, abstract light and colorplays when projected on the screen. Fans hail the effects hallucinogenic, while his detractors find them garish. Sharits is also known for establishing experimental film groups at prominent universities, including one at the University of Indiana where he studied. He later taught and developed an undergraduate film program at Antioch College. Between 1973 and 1992, Sharits taught at the Center for Media Study at the State University of New York. His films can be seen in various U.S. and European museums, film centers, and libraries. Much of his work can be found in the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. ~ Sandra Brennan,

14 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

BRANCUSI'S SCULPTURE GARDEN AT TIRGU JIU
1984 / color / sound / single screen / 25' 00 / 89 €
distribution: 16mm
3RD DEGREE
1982 / color / sound / single screen / 24' 00 / 85 €
distribution: 16mm
EPISODIC GENERATION
1978 / color / sound / single screen / 30' 00 / 107 €
distribution: 16mm
DECLARATIVE MODE (double screen)
1976-1977 / color / silent / double screen / 40' 00 / 142 €
distribution: 16mm
ANALYTICAL STUDIES N° 2: UNFRAMED LINES
1976 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 30' 00 / 107 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
EPILEPTIC SEIZURE COMPARISON
1976 / color / sound / single screen / 30' 00 / 107 €
distribution: 16mm
PAUL SHARITS INTERVIEWED BY GERARD O'GRADY
1976 / color / sound / single screen / 29' 00 / 66 €
distribution: U-Matic
COLOR SOUND FRAMES
1974 / color / sound / single screen / 26' 00 / 92 €
distribution: 16mm
AXIOMATIC GRANULARITY
1973 / color / sound / single screen / 20' 00 / 71 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G
1968 / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 49 €
distribution: 16mm
  RAZOR BLADES (double screen)
1965-1968 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / double screen / 25' 00 / 89 €
distribution: 16mm
  PIECE MANDALA/END WAR
1966 / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 5' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
RAY GUN VIRUS
1966 / color / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 57 €
distribution: 16mm
WORD MOVIE / FLUX FILM 29
1966 / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm