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Oddball Films and guest curator Antonella Bonfanti present Sports! Learn the text-book plays, the tricks of the trade and the showboating moves in this program filled with the campiest, most unusual and gut-splitting films about all manner of sports. See backwards cow riding and other tomfoolery with bovines in Calgary Cowboy Stampede (1951); marvel at Hockey: Symphony on Ice (1960s); and learn to save aquatic athletes' in Non- Swimming Rescues (1975). Ever wonder How Do They Make Tennis Balls? (1970), let Woody Allen tell you in this NBC educational; Paramount Pictures technicolor short Sports in Action: Winning Style (1968) showcasing the latest fashions in active wear; Sterling Films' Sports Antics (1940s) exhibits everything from ski jumping to cycling as well as a few of the more unusual sports; and United World Films' Sports Carnival at Madison Square Garden (1955) gives a glimpse into past of one of the worlds most iconic arenas. Plus! "The Grand Old Man," quarterback and placekicker legend George Blanda shows you how to succeed on the field and in life in Think Win (1970s).
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to programming (at) oddballfilm.com or 415-558.8117