Secret Cinema at the APS Museum
Join us on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:00p.m. for IT’S ABOUT TIME: Short films from the Secret Cinema Archive inspired by the APS Museum’s current exhibition Tempus Fugit: Time Flies
This will be a feature-length program of rare short films about various aspects of time, all shown in 16mm film.
A few highlights include:
THE TIME MACHINE trailer (1960) – Original theatrical “coming attractions” preview for this sci-fi time travel classic.
DRIVE-IN COUNTDOWN CLOCK (1960s) – Colorfully animated snack foods fill the minutes between the clicking of this giant projected clock, which kept drive-in theater audiences appraised of the time remaining until the main feature’s start.
TIME PIECE (1966) – This fast-moving series of visual gags, abstract animation and unclassifiable slices of the filmmaker’s imagination loosely detail the travails of one man’s daily grind. Starring, and directed by Jim Henson.
TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME (1965) – Pan-Am sponsored this Technicolor educational film that looks at man’s long history of measuring his days (as well as the impact of developments in air travel that effectively shrank the size of our world).
THE EARTH AND IT SEASONS (1937) – Newsreel-style narration and graphics add interest to this early school film about the phases of our planet.
AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE (1963) – Expertly filmed depiction of Ambrose Bierce’s short story about a Civil War prisoner’s last moments as he faces execution, and treasures each second of living. This popular film won best short film honors at Cannes and the Oscars, and was the only external production to be shown on television’s THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
SECRETS OF THE PLANT WORLD (1956) – Gorgeous Technicolor time-lapse photography shows a wide array of flowers and plants as they blossom and maneuver for survival, all skillfully edited to classical music.
The exhibition Tempus Fugit will be open before the screening.
This is a FREE event. Also, street parking is FREE after 5pm.
Snacks and Sodas will be served.
To reserve your seat, please email your name and the total number of people attending to email@example.com. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 pm
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106