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Oddball Films curator Stephen Parr presents the 50th installment of our monthly series Strange Sinema. This very special interactive program Strange Sinema 50: How it’s Made! features an evening of how-to film making including How to Make a Movie Without a Camera (1972) takes a cue from Len Lye and Stan Brakhage and shows kids how to be avant-garde film stars; History of the Cinema (1958) a British animated history of the cinema, Begone Dull Care, a cameraless film by internationally renowned National Film Board of Canada animator Norman McLaren, with jazz score by Oscar Peterson, Camera Magic (1943) street photographer Weegee’s film about trick filmmaking; John Halas’s an undeniable classic of animation The History of the Cinema (1957), Frame by Frame, shows us how to make eye-popping films, Mandatory Edits is a rare tv film editors’ compilation of censored clips of sex and violence and Frank Film (1973) is Frank Mouris’s stop-motion free-associative collage of 11,592 media images collected from magazines; and Daffy Duck remixes Hollywood films in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938). Plus! Try your hand at filmmaking! Before the program starts all attendees will work together to splice, select, mutate and create a “camera less” film from Oddball’s 16mm stock images. This Exquisite Corpse film will be screened at the shows’ finale!
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to programming (at) oddballfilm.com or 415-558-8117