Date: Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San FranciscoAdmission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-558-8117
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
In this classic science fiction and horror film a Frankenstein descendant is shown in the creepy old mansion with his family and entourage. While exploring the laboratory, the gentleman finds an old assistant with the Monster. Just before preparing to revive the creature to its full health Rathbone utters the famous line once again, “It’s alive!” Will history replay itself in the saga of Frankenstein’s monster??
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
In this eye-popping vision of a film an alien ship accidentally lands on earth! Its occupant holds people hostage while the ship is being repaired. Townspeople debate amongst each other on what will become of the space ship while angry mob is after the ship. Someone finds a way to hold them off until the ship can leave. Is this mysterious group a force for good or evil!?!
War of the Planets (1958)
In this short "home distribution" version, a couple in an airplane and witness a UFO beaming down a light. They land their aircraft and suddenly appear in a futuristic alien headquarters where violent scenes from planet Earth are shown. Fascinating and “high-tech” aliens put on a good show for the couple. Are the aliens the enemy? Or are they a peaceful inscrutable friend?
What On Earth! (1970’s)
If aliens looked at planet Earth from outer space, what would he or she see? In this film, automobiles are perceives as life forms – with particular habits and behaviors! See beautifully animated lines of cars, dancing figures and stoplights, and other objects dancing. This psychedelic simplified world of shapes and signs, emphasizes consumerism and the ways in which earthlings are being conditioned!
Solutions- Ionic and Molecular (1983)
From vast oceans to microscopic living cells, solutions are an intimate part of our planet’s life. This documentary illustrates the chemical nature of a solution with unintentionally humorous demonstrations of solutions-making and examples of failed attempts. See what happens when a solution forms on the level of electrostatic forces! Here, see the Brownian movement and learn about the concept of molarity. Plus! Learn why some substances (like oil) won’t dissolve in other substances (like water)!
In a series of interviews, Gould, an internationally renowned paleontologist and evolutionary theorist, disputes the comforting belief that human life is a gradual culmination of an evolutionary process. Examples include dinosaurs, pandas, and peacocks. He unpacks humanity’s deterministic biases, and focuses on adaptism. Gould shows how organisms adapt to environmental processes that are in constant states of change. This 80’s documentary has fetching illustrations to go with these paradigm rattling topics!
Clay, Origin of the Species (1964)This stop-motion film uses hand mottled clay forms to create a visual variation on Darwin’s concept of evolution. Beginning with a simple graphic motion on the clay ‘sea’ from which forms of life emerge and the play, watch as the evolving organisms devour one another and metamorphosize into worms, gorillas, mermaids, clams, lions, whales and other animals, climaxing with the creation of a human!
Emily Schleiner is a Brooklyn and Davis CA-based new media artist and thinker. She has been writing since 2009 and has shown internationally. She has been published in the Trondheim's TEKS's 'Making Reality Real' Journal and has presented at the 2nd Inter-Disciplinary.net Global Conference in Budapest. She received her Masters from Performance and Interactive Media Arts department at Brooklyn College, NY in 2010. More about Emily: http://www.cordial-emily.com/ .
“DESTINY! DESTINY! NO ESCAPING THAT FOR ME!”– Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein