Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Each of the four films collected in this program are observations on distinct areas in the world: the stunning winged inhabitants of an island off the coast of Wales, the interplay between cowboy and horse in the isolation of the Canadian Rockies, heavenly cloud formations in the Alps, and the Gulf of Guinea’s sacred role to a village in Ghana. Made in different eras (spanning 1926 to 1956) by filmmakers of different nationalities (British, Canadian, French, and German), these movies share a reverence and awe for nature. Due to their short length and non-commercial genre, they are examples of movies that are rarely given an audience. In presenting them as a group, these brief glimpses of places seldom seen take on a transportive quality; a travelogue away from the here and now.
International Mix of Vintage Nature Documentaries
Das Wolkenphaenomen von Maloja (Arnold Fanck, 1924) 10 min. Video
The Private Life of the Gannets (Julian Huxley, 1934) 10 min. 16mm
Mammy Water (Jean Rouch, 1953) 18 min. Video
Corral (Colin Low, 1954) 11 min. 16mm