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Free! Bob & Teresa's 16mm Movie Night

Free! Bob & Teresa's 16mm Movie Night

A curated screening of real 16mm film shorts! Two sets of approximately 45 min. each with a bar break intermission.

Films start at dark (around 8pm), but the Current Space Garden Bar is open starting at 5, with happy hour from 5-7pm.

We invite you to another lovely evening of short film screenings combining strange and beautiful vintage films from B & T’s and the Enoch Pratt library’s collections.


Films include:

- Fishing on the Coast of Japan: Meditative black and white footage from 1955 showing life in a typical Japanese fishing community and the methods the men and women use to catch and preserve the fish and to care for their equipment. The non-narrated soundtrack is traditional Japanese music and natural sounds. 1963.

- Toys: Colorful, dreamlike horrors of war come to life for children in a set of traditional 1960's Christmas toys including GI Joes. When this was made, there was heated societal debate about war toys and their effect on children. Live action and excellent stop-motion animation from Grant Munro, National Film Board of Canada. 1966.

- Alexeieff at the Pinboard: Alexandre Alexeieff demonstrates the pin screen method of animation that he invented, with his wife and animation partner, Claire Parker. What looks like textured charcoal drawings in motion is actually stop motion animation using a board with one million pins casting shadows as dark shapes, morphing in time as light is added and subtracted by hand. 1960.

- Mindscape: Made with pin screen animation (see above), a painter steps into the scene of the landscape he is painting and travels the regions of the mind. A dreamlike trip, strewn with symbols and fueled by images that shift across the screen. A little corny, a little psychedelic, overall this film is amazing. 1977.

- The Baggs: A non-narrative fantasy about two sacks of junk which come alive and escape from their collector is used to express the concepts of love, understanding, and humor, intended for elementary school children. All the wild weirdness of the 1970s in live action on the streets of California. 1973.

- Furies: Sara Petty animates with charcoal and pastels to create swirling Cubist and Art Deco-inspired designs evoking the curiosity, grace, and beauty of two cats in constant motion. 1977.

- The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin: A lively and colorful animated spoof on the traditional tale of Cinderella, with starring cartoon penguins. By Janet Perlman, National Film Board of Canada. 1981.

- Love Letter to Edie: Another fantastic, twisted Cinderella story! Short documentary by Robert Maier about actress Edith Massey who starred in many John Waters films such as Desperate Living, Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, and Female Trouble. She talks about her life and her career in film, with entertaining bits by John waters, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Dolores DeLuce, and other Dreamlanders, and shots of old Baltimore including Blaze Starr's strip club on The Block, Pete's Hotel Bar, and Edith's punk thrift shop in Fells Point, Edith's Shopping Bag. 1974.

- SD: A film by Susan Henderson. A perplexing short art film in color. No information found. Pratt catalog says "Images of broken glasses accompanied by music, superimposed over shots of slammering water and people." Slammering? 1975.

- De Duva (The Dove)
This short film is a parody of Ingmar Bergman's films from the 1950's like Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal. You don't have to know a thing about Ingmar Bergman's films to appreciate the satire and the pure silliness of the film. In black and white and fake Swedish paired with mismatched English subtitles. 1972

- Surprise trailers, shorties, and film fragments are always possible!

This outdoor event will be held in our rear courtyard. Enter through the alley at 421 Tyson Street. Rain or shine.

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Friday, May 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM


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