August 17, 2004

My Kinda Film(s)

cine16 presents a free monthly program of the coolest, weirdest and best educational films of all time.

This month, cine16 presents selections from among our newly acquired films donated by the St. Louis Public Schools.*

What: ciné16 -- Free films at Mad Art Gallery
When: Thursday, August 19 - 8 p.m. (doors at 7)
Where: Mad Art Gallery (12th & Lynch in Soulard)
How Much: Free
Theme: Selections from the St. Louis Public Schools Collection*

Films on this program:

'The Imagination Film' (198?) 9 minutes. An animated tale of a girl who imagines her merry-go-round lion to take flight on a shockingly sugary sweet magical adventure. Great color.

'Everybody Likes Jazz' (1973) 10 minutes. An old ZOOM episode with two kids profiled in a first-person style -- one a New Orleans drummer, the other a St. Louis piano player. Great B-roll includes New Orleans marching jazz band footage. Great color.

'The Fight' (1969) 6 minutes. An early animated Disney educational film from the "What Should I Do?" series. Forgive and forget or smash his face? Perhaps you'll figure it out once you stop humming that plucky tune.

'Moonbeam Princess' (1967) 19 minutes. Produced by Gakken, this stylish film is made with Japanese puppets and optical effects. A kind-hearted woodcutter discovers something spectacular in the bamboo forest. Great color.

'The Groon' (1971) 5 minutes. A surreal animation of the mysterious, shape-shifting creature known only as the Groon. Written by Ray Bradbury.

'With Bekus in Nepal' (198?) 14 minutes. Part of the "World's Children Series" put out by Journal Films, we follow Bekus in his daily tasks, which include a visit to the blacksmith, a Hindu wedding, and the village musicians. Great color and cinematography.

'The Glug' (1982) 15 minutes. Preteen Tony drinks too much. His sister is worried. His friends are multicultural. Don't miss the rollerskating. Great color.

*cine16 recently received a donation of 6,000 films from the St. Louis Public Schools. This will be our debut screening of what promises to be a wonderful resource for cine16 St. Louis.

cine16 St. Louis is a satellite program of the Academic Film Archive of North America (AFA), based in San Jose, California. The series is co-curated in St. Louis by Marc Syp and Margie Newman. Mad Art Gallery has generously donated the space.

What is "academic film"? From the early 1900s to about 1985, many of the best art, history, social science, literature and science films made were produced for academic settings on 16 millimeter film. AFA is dedicated to preserving these films and to educating the public about films of this era through free screenings and lectures.

For more information about AFA, including a description of next month's cine16 St. Louis films, visit

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