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December 2, 2011
Oddball Films presents From Tea Leaves to Technology: Britain’s GPO Films, a program of rare 16mm films examining culture and modernity produced by the UK’s legendary GPO Film Unit. The GPO employed some of the most influential directors of creative cinema including abstract filmmakers and animators such as Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Lotte Reiniger. The program features Song of Ceylon(... Read more
December 2, 2011
Guest curator Soumyaa Kapil Behrens and Oddball Films present Eau de Vie and Other Aquatic Tales, an evening of films on H2O and other fluid adventures.  Submerge yourself in these sojourns - some scientific, some silly, and all a little slippery.  The night would not be complete without an underwater visit from the most important filmmaker to ever traverse the seas: The Green Sea Turtle With Jacques Cousteau (1970) visits with... Read more
November 25, 2011
Oddball Films presents Strange Sinema 46, a monthly screening of offbeat films, old gems and newly discovered oddities both entertaining, experimental and eye-opening, all culled from Oddball Films 50,000 film archive. This 46th installment includes A Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946), the High Priestess of experimental cinema Maya Deren’s sensual and metaphorically elusive study of the female psyche, Toot, Whistle, Plunk, Boom (1953... Read more
November 25, 2011
Oddball Films presents Trance Cinema, An Evening of Ritual and Trance Films from Bali and Indonesia. This program showcases remarkable, rarely seen award-winning films plus unique shorts exploring the unique cultural rituals and ceremonies of Bali and Indonesia. Films include Trance and Dance in Bali (1937-39), Island of the Spirits, Ma’Bugi: Trance of the Toraja, A Balinese Gong Orchestra (1971) and the cinema curio Belles of... Read more
November 16, 2011
Oddball Films and curator Neil Van Gorder present An Evening with the Insane. This program of freshly unearthed rarities from Oddball Films’ 50,000-reel film archive will make you feel like you’re insane, think that the filmmaker is crazy, or plainly demonstrate some very bizarre behavior. Filled with cockeyed screen gems, some of the evening’s highlights include Free Fall (1964), by the brilliant, but troubled auteur Arthur Lipsett, ... Read more
November 16, 2011
Guest curator Jeremy Menzies and Oddball Films present Pop-Up Film Food Feast, a program that will stimulate your taste buds and answer a range of who, what and where questions about food and food production.  From strictly educational to satirically humorous, this eclectic mix of vintage films will take you from the simple life down on the cattle ranch to the high speed daily grind of peanut butter production. ... Read more
November 10, 2011
Monkey Time! Apes, Chimps and Gorillas, a program featuring, pseudo human activities, animal antics and anthropological histories. Shorts include a rare episode of the TV series Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp , Chimp the Cowboy, Zippy the Chimp, Planet of the Apes movie trailers, Snow Monkeys of Japan, Chimps in Training and Show Business (!) and Monkeys, Apes and Man: The Chasm, with Dian Fossey and mountain gorillas, Jane Goodall with chimpanzees, and Wisconsin scientists studying rhesus monkeys. Plus! King Kong, Chimps in Space... Read more