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Exploring the Restless Earth: Bert Van Bork and the Academic Film

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Thursday September 19, 2019


Exploring the Restless Earth: Bert Van Bork and the Academic Film

Curated by Adam Williams


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Discover the maverick auteur of the academic film! For 30 years Bert Van Bork smuggled an idiosyncratic vision into seemingly prosaic films intended for classroom. Within the confines of the small gauge film frame he captured the stark drama of the natural world, from microscopic organisms to immense volcanic eruptions. Four of Van Bork’s awe-inspiring expressionistic educational shorts for Encyclopedia Britannica Films will be screened the way they were intended — in glorious 16mm! (75 min)

The films: A Boy Creates (1971), Erosion and Weathering: Looking at the Land (1976), Protists: Form, Function, and Ecology (1986), Heartbeat of a Volcano (1970)

Free with $5 suggested donation


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Earlier Event: September 17
Open Screen #7
Later Event: September 21
Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids