16mm Visions

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May 26, 2017


The Minnow Show! Episode #2
Featuring 16mm Films of the Smokehouse Films Archive



Sunday, May 28th, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The Minnow Show! Episode #2
Tickets Available Online

An overview of stop motion animation and whimsical dramas from the archive of Smokehouse Films. Including: Csaba Varga's (a leading figure in the history of Hungarian animation) August Makes Herself Beautiful (1986), Norman McLaren's (a pioneer of the National Film Board of Canada) A Chairy Tale (1957), Caroline Leaf's (also of the NFB) Sand (1969), Film Polski's (state-run film production and distribution organization of Poland) The Day The Colors Went Away (1971).

~ These films will be projected on 16mm and will include
 an overview of projection methods for future projectionists & cinephiles. ~

Afterwards in the garden, Archivist & Filmmaker John Cannizzaro of Smokehouse Films will lead a private workshop on hand-drawn animation in the style of Norman McLaren that involves painting/drawing directly on 16mm film. We will then present your work on a 16mm projector on the Velaslavasay stage with an experimental soundtrack. All materials are supplied and no experience is needed, all ages are welcome & snacks included.




This production is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 W. 24th Street
LA, CA 90007
(213) 746-2166