Friday, August 22, 2014


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


09/19 - Queen of Burlesque (1946) 16mm/B&W/Sound/70 min.
Crystal McCoy, known as the Queen of Burlesque, works for Joe Nolan. When Crystal learns that Nolan has offered the starring position to Dolly Devoe, she angrily confronts him and announces that she will hold him to her contract. Crystal's boyfriend, newspaper columnist Steve Hurley, suggests that she quit and marry him, but Crystal turns him down. Various performers and backstage crew come under suspicion when a dancer is found murdered at a burlesque theatre.

Director: Sam Newfield
Writers: David Lang, Arthur St. Claire (additional dialogue)
Stars: Evelyn Ankers, Carleton G. Young, Marion Martin


09/20 - LOOP Presents: Cheap Thrills! (16mm/B&W/Color/Sound/80 min.)
American burlesque is a genre of variety show. By the early 20th century, burlesque in America was presented as a populist blend of satire, performance art, music hall and adult entertainment, featuring striptease and broad comedy acts.

BUFS presents two full reels of rare burlesque, striptease and exploitive Scopitone musical shorts.  Here is a unique chance to take a look at a collection of 16mm arcade loops and mail order adult entertainment from the 1940-60’s.


09/21 - The Blue Angel (1930) 16mm/B&W/Sound/English Subtitles/124 min.
The tragic transformation of a man from a respectable professor to a cabaret clown, and his descent into madness. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film, and brought Dietrich international fame. 

In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Hollaender and Robert Liebmann's "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)". The film was shot simultaneously in German- and English-language versions, although the latter version was thought lost for many years.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Writers: Heinrich Mann (novel), Carl Zuckmayer
Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron

Sunday, July 20, 2014


708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM

08/15 - Superbug, Super Agent (1972)16mm/Color/Sound/91 min.
08/16 - LOOP Presents: Cheap Thrills! (16mm/Color/Sound/80 min.)


08/17 - California Straight Ahead (1925) Super8/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/80 min.
Complications are inevitable for Tom Hayden and Betty Brown. They are engaged to be married, and their fathers are Thomas Hayden, Sr., the "money king and builder of the world's fastest racing cars," and Jeffrey Brown, "his bitterest rival, whose ambition is speedway supremacy." Reginald Denny has the lead in this especially hilarious comedy-thriller as a scapegrace son who loses his sweetheart when he cuts up a few devilish didoes. 

Director: Harry A. Pollard (as Harry Pollard)
Writers: Byron Morgan, Harry A. Pollard
Stars: Reginald Denny, Gertrude Olmstead, Tom Wilson 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM

JULY 2014

7/18 - Godzilla on Monster Island (1972) 16mm/Color/Sound/89 min.
7/19 - Cartoon Carnival #5: “Kids and Pets” (16mm/B&W/Color/Silent/Sound/70min.)


7/20 - The Kid (1921)16mm/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/68 min.
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.  One of the first major films to combine comedic moments with dramatic elements, The Kid is widely considered one of the greatest films in cinematic history.

Director: Charles Chaplin (as Charlie Chaplin)
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lost and Out of Print will return in July 2014.

Thanks for your continued support!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM

APRIL 2014

04/05 - Backwood Saturday Night 16mm/B&W/Sound/70 min.
04/06 - Wild and Woolly (1917) Super 8mm/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/72 min.
04/12 - LOOP Presents: Country Style U.S.A (1957) 16mm/B&W/Sound/70 min.
04/13 - Chaplin Retrospective 16mm/B&W/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/87 min.
04/19 - Old School New Light
04/20 - Le Video Fundraiser


04/26 - Cartoon Carnival #4: Food Frolics (16mm/B&W/Color/Sound/70 min.)
"Food Frolics" is our fourth entry of cartoon curiosities from our archive, complete with vintage animated television commercials and more!


04/27 - The Hunters (1962) 16mm/Color/Sound/72 min.
This film follows the hunting of a giraffe by four members of the Ju/'hoansi (a !Kung Bushmen tribe) over a 13-day period in the Kalahari desert. The film consists of footage shot in 1952-53 on a Smithsonian-Harvard Peabody expedition.

In 2003, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Directors: Robert Gardner, John Marshall
Stars: John Marshall