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