An Evening with Celluloid

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Photo of a film reel
This screening features rare films from the celluloid collections of the School of Cinema and J. Paul Leonard Library. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre (Room 101)
School of Cinema
School of Cinema
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  • Quasi at the Quackadero: Psychedelic animation about two ducks and a robot that go to a very strange amusement park. Directed by Sally Cruikshank. 1976. 10 minutes.
  • Very Nice, Very Nice: Experimental collage/montage exploring urban alienation. Directed by Arthur Lipsett. 1961. 8 minutes.
  • Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway: Very early motion picture (among the first ever). Riding on a now non-existent railroad. By Thomas Edison and Miles Bros. 1899. 15 minutes.
  • Valse Triste: Experimental montage set to Jean Sibelius’ Valse Triste. Directed by Bruce Conner. 1977. 5 minutes.
  • A Study in Choreography: A man dances in various locations. But of course that’s only at the most obvious level. Directed by Maya Deren. 1946. 4 minutes.
  • Mass for the Dakota Sioux: An experimental film about the Dakota Sioux. It is on one level a “mass” for the Native American conquered and displaced by the white American in quest of Manifest Destiny. Directed by Bruce Baillie. 1964. 25 minutes.