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16mm NIGHT: GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Thursday, April 23 – 8:00 PM


16mm NIGHT: GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES

Film collector Russell Harnden is back with another screening of GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES, a film series devoted to obscure, outdated, and orphaned films drawn from his personal collection of cartoons, educational films, industrial films, and other footage. Once again, a sampling of those wonderful educational films from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s will be pulled from the vault and screened for an evening that’s sure to stimulate your mind and make you laugh at the same time. Join us and watch as sex, drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll lead to disaster (“Seduction Of The Innocent”), you’ll marvel as go-go dancers peddle the newest diet soft drink (“TAB Marketing Film”), and you’ll be shocked as an old-fashioned family stands in the way of a young girl’s fun (“You And Your Family”). There will be many more great titles as well. Beneath the unbelievably campy surfaces, these vintage films encapsulate the collective attitudes and convictions of past generations. Taken VERY seriously when these films were made, today they now serve as nostalgic reminders of our simpler, carefree school days. So please join us for a fun and “educational” evening! COLLECTOR/CURATOR RUSSELL HARNDEN IN ATTENDANCE!

 

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Short Films