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