Hosted by the Berkeley Underground Film Society, LOOP (Lost and Out of Print) is an all ages movie night and analog cinema club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco Area. We review buried or rarely projected 16mm, Super 8 and 8mm prints in our collection. Join us for our next film screening:
708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM
11/14 - LOOP Presents: Cheap Thrills! (16mm/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/80 min.)
In its earliest days of German cinema, the cinematograph was perceived as a novelty trend for upper class audiences. Soon, trivial short films were being shown as fairground attractions aimed at the working and lower-middle class. The booths in which these films were shown were known in Germany somewhat disparagingly as “Kintopps”.
Later, German expressionists were known as innovators for their creative usage of Mise-en-scene and camera movement. Animators and directors of experimental film such as Lotte Reiniger, Svend Noldan and the lesser known works of John Hagenbeck were also very active in Germany in the 1920s.
This edition of Cheap Thrills! features very rare German home movies, early animated films, Bergfilm landscape shorts, and the dazzling documentary “Fahrt ins Land der Wunder und Wolken” by German aviator, aerial explorer, author, and filmmaker: Gunther Plüschow and much more!
The program is partially curated by author Gerhard H. Ehlers.
11/15 - Siegfried (1924) 16mm/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/100 min.
The title character Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, masters the art of forging a sword at the shop of Mime. Mime sends Siegfried home, but while preparing to leave, Siegfried hears the tales of the kingdom of Burgundy, the kings who rule there, as well as of Kriemhild, the princess of Burgundy. Siegfried announces he wants to win her hand in marriage, much to the amusement of the smiths.
Director: Fritz Lang
Writers: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos
11/16 - Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) 16mm/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/129 min.
Kriemhild tries to win over the people of Burgundy to help her exact revenge against Hagen, to whom her brothers have sworn allegiance. Kriemhild bribes the people with money and treasure from the Nibelungen hoard. Margrave Ruediger of Bechlarn arrives unannounced to woo Kriemhild on behalf of his King, King Etzel, who resides in the land of the Huns.
Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Thea von Harbou
Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos