Monday, October 27, 2014

NOVEMBER 2014 PROGRAMS

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

NOVEMBER 2014

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.

http://www.gunther-plueschow.de/wp/

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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 

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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 

Friday, September 26, 2014

OCTOBER 2014 PROGRAMS



708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM
OCTOBER 2014

10/17 - Satanik (1968) 16mm/Color/Sound/86 min.
10/18 - Cheap Thrills! (16mm/B&W/Color/Silent/Musical Accompaniment/80 min.)

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10/19 - The Seventh Seal (1957) 16mm/B&W/Swedish Language, English Subtitles/96 min.
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

The film is considered a major classic of world cinema. It established Bergman as a world-renowned director and contains scenes which have become iconic through parodies and homages.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman (screenplay)
Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

Friday, August 22, 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 PROGRAMS


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

SEPTEMBER 2014

09/19 - Queen of Burlesque (1946) 16mm/B&W/Sound/70 min
09/20 - LOOP Presents: Cheap Thrills! (16mm/B&W/Color/Sound/80 min.)

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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

AUGUST 2014 PROGRAMS


708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
All Ages - Wheelchair Accessible
Free Parking - Donations Accepted
Door 7:00PM - Film 7:30PM
AUGUST 2014

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

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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

JULY 2014 PROGRAMS


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.)

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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

APRIL 2014 PROGRAMS


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

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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!

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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