The Great Primitives - Frirst Fridays @ Studio Quercus
The Great Primitives brings together a visual history of the most written-about and never-heard-of films from the first 100 years of filmmaking. Since the introduction of film as a medium, artists have captivated audiences with trick photography, innovative techniques, stop-motion and cel animation.
We bring you three hours of some of the most influential short subjects in cinema history, all projected on 16mm film. Highlights include films from: Thomas Edison, Edwin S. Porter, The Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès, and Cecil Hepworth. Early and rare animation from Émile Cohl, Raoul Barré, Earl Hurd, Max Fleischer, Walt Disney, Walter Lantz and Otto Messmer.
The program concludes with five short subjects: A very rare and never before seen short, Zdenek Rozkopal’s That Time (1967), Jiří Trnka’s very last stop motion film “Ruka” or The Hand (1965), Otto Foky’s Apple Thieves (1966), Lil Nagy’s The Crafty Animal Caper (1973) and Barbara Nislick’s rarely seen student short, Traveling (1987).
In conjunction with Oakland First Fridays Art Murmur.
January 4, 2013 6-9PM
@ Studio Quercus
385 26th Street
Oakland, CA 94612