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Cinema Program free screening "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T."

When: September 21, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lesser-known Dr. Suess Motion Picture
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Directed by Roy Rowland, with Tommy Rettig, Hans Conried, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy (1953). A boy who hates piano lessons dreams of his piano teacher as an evil genius who keeps five hundred boys imprisoned to play his music on a huge two-tiered serpentine piano. Co-written by Dr. Suess (Theodore Geisel). Geisel had such a hard time during the making of the motion picture that he said he wouldn’t talk about it until after his death. (88 min.) #BoulderFilmSpeak convienes after the screening in the lobby of the St. Julien Hotel.

Cinema Program free screening "Duck Soup"

When: October 4, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Doris’s Sunday Matinee
Duck Soup
Directed by Leo McCarey, featuring Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont (1933). To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president. Firefly attempts to win the hand of Mrs. Teasdale, as does Ambassador Trentino of the neighboring country, Sylvania. When the two leaders cannot resolve their dispute over the wealthy dowager, war between the countries is declared, and Mrs. Teasdale's house comes under attack. (68 min.)

Cinema Program free screening "Our Nixon"

When: October 5, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Home Movie Day next Saturday
Our Nixon
Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides, Bob Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dqight Chapin obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. This is an all-archival documentary presenting their home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before. (84 min.)

Cinema Program Home Movie Day

When: October 17, 2015 (All day)

Home Movie Day
Home Movie Day has grown into a worldwide celebration of amateur film. People in cities and towns on 5 continents meet their local film archivists, find out about the archival advantages of film over video and digital media, and—most importantly—get to watch those old family movies. Please bring you 8mm and 16mm home movies for cleaning, repair and screening.

Cinema Program free screening "Back to the Future II"

When: October 21, 2015 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday October 21 4:29 p.m.
It’s like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Back to the Future II
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson (1989). In this sequel to Back to the Future, Marty McFly and Doc Brown make a visit to Hill Valley, California on October 21, 2015 at 4:29 p.m. to resolve a few problems for the future McFly family. But when they return home, they soon discover someone has tampered with time to produce a nightmarish Hill Valley, 1985. Their only hope is to once again get back to 1955 and save the future. (108 min.) The Seers perform songs by Huey Lewis & the News and other bands of the 1980s at 6:30 p.m.

Cinema Program free screening "Cannibal! The Musical"

When: October 26, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

All Hallows’ Eve
Cannibal! The Musical
Directed by Trey Parker, featuring Juan Schwartz, Toddy Walters, Matt Stone, Ian Hardin, Stan Brakhage (1993). This is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America—Alferd Packer (according to Colorado lore). The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip to the Colorado Territory, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Pry as he awaits execution. And his story goes like this: while searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs! (95 min.)

Cinema Program free screening "Meet Me in St. Louis"

When: November 1, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Doris’s Sunday Matinee
Meet Me in St. Louis
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, featuring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brian, Mary Astor, Leon Ames (1944). In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four daughters in a well-to-do St. Louis family learn lessons in life and love, as they reluctantly prepare for a family move to New York which will make them miss the World’s Fair. Based on the book by Sally Benson. (113 min.)

Cinema Program free screening San Souci Festival

When: November 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dance Bridge Partnership
Sans Souci Festival

Cinema Program free screening San Souci Festival

When: November 16, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dance Bridge Partnership
Sans Souci Festival

Cinema Program free screening Robert Schaller Program

When: November 23, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

62nd Local Filmmakers’ Showcase
Robert Schaller Program
Through, 16mm B+W with live cello, 5 min, 2015
A search for a world that exists beyond the bodies that we are, but one which can only exist because of them: the transcendent which is woven into being by the transient yet potent energy of human existence.

In Lightning Agnes, 16mm B+W, silent, 1 min, 2014
in lightning agnes provides a brief chronicle both a climb in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and a struggle with the materials with which it is told. The film was made using a handmade photographic emulsion prepared and coated onto celluloid outside
on a rock at night using water from a rushing creek, rolled up before dawn during a lightning storm, shot under the constant threat of more lightning, and processed carefully on-location the next night. What results is presented in the order in which it was shot, the result of a collaboration between the filmmakers and the wilderness environment where they were.

Emanations From A Wilderness, 16mm B+W silent (or sound?), ~10 min, 2015
The kaleidoscopic product of a small group of filmmakers who spent two weeks in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness chronicling their experience in and visions of a wild alpine landscape. Shot, processed, printed and edited on location, the film and its process echo much earlier films such as those of Robert Flaherty in tying the wonder of the filmic image materially to the environment which gives it rise. The result is a collaborative compendium of images and visual rhythms that crystalize the many different ways in which humans can see and interact with a mountain realm that is still wild and whole.

Mail, 16mm B+W with live cello and electronics, 10 min, 2013
A letter from the ephemeral pinhole world, sent, written, and received. Physicality by Michelle Ellsworth and Lauren Beale, music by Simon Chritiansen.

Sucia I + II, B+W silent, 6min, 2012/15
Two encounters with a distant island landscape that was mythically remote and magical place in the artist's childhood and a which remains a remote and magical place now.