Cinema & The Exploratorium

 

Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

 

 

The Exploratorium, founded by physicist/educator Frank Oppenheimer in San Francisco during the late ‘60s, may well be the most important science museum to open in the 20th century — and certainly the most fun. Characterized as “a mad scientist’s penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one,” The Exploratorium made its name with interactive exhibits and a tactile approach to learning. Most interestingly of all, their Cinema Arts program has used film in imaginative ways to ignite curiosity while encouraging exploration and learning.

 

On the occasion of the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of Jon Boorstin’s 1974 short Exploratorium — a beautiful and poetic Oscar-nominated documentary portrait of the museum — we’re very excited to invite the Exploratorium Cinema Arts program’s Kathleen Maguire and Samuel Sharkey to spend a weekend with us. We’ll screen experimental films by masters like Norman McLaren and Len Lye, host family-friendly workshops on direct animation, and share special treats from the museum’s own collection. We’ll even welcome some of the filmmakers themselves to explain their creative processes.

 

Plus, on the back patio we’ll have our very own “mini”-Exploratorium with a photo booth re-imagining of a classic Exploratorium installation, plus a new one of our own design: an exhibit for your tastebuds! That’d be Desssert Lab: The Sweet Science: a molecular gastronomy dessert bar (presented by our friends at Flamingoshoe), one guaranteed to tussle your tastebuds with liquid-nitrogen ice cream, and flavor-modifying miracle berries that we’ll use for “flavor tripping” experiments.

 

Watch Cinefamily’s original teaser trailer for “Cinema & The Exploratorium”!

 

EXPLORATORIUM 4: Seeing Sounds

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11/10/2013 - 7:30PM

Across film, dance, music and fine art, creators have long sought to convey the harmony between light, movement, and tone that reverberates through nature — and it is that vision which inspired this “Seeing Sounds” program. We’ll see footage from rock ‘n roll light shows, side by side with installations from multi-projector underground “happenings”, and groundbreaking early computer animation. Exploiting the power of senses in synch, these films equalize sound and vision, integrating them into an affecting whole. From classic examples of synaesthetic cinema that pair each note with an immersive visual, to collage films that redefine their images through the aural, each of these works are majorly transportive. Join us for a true symbiosis of the senses!

The program features the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of Jon Boorstin’s 1974 Oscar-nominated short Exploratorium, a beautiful and poetic documentary portrait of the museum lovingly preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

Shorts include (lineup subject to change):
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Multiple SIDosis – Dir. Sid Laverents, 1970, 9 min.
Daybreak Express – Dir. D.A. Pennebaker, 1953, 16mm, 5 min.
Everywhere at Once – Dir. Alan Berliner, 1985, 16mm, 10 min.
Free Radicals – Dir. Len Lye, 1958, 16mm, 4 min.
Human Vectors – Dir. Dov Jacobson, 1982, 5 min.
Joshua Light Show’s Liquid Light Loops – Dir. Joshua White, 1969, digital presentation, 5 min. (print courtesy of the director)
Kitsch in Sync – Dir. Adam Beckett, 1975, 16mm, 5 min.
Laserium – 16mm, 3 min.
Market Street – Dir. Tomonari Nishikawa, 2005, 16mm, 4 min.
Metadata – Dir. Peter Foldes, 1971, digital presentation, 8 min.
Rectangle and Rectangles – Dir. Rene Jodoin, 1984, 16mm, 8 min.
Two Space – Dir. Larry Cuba, 1979, 16mm, 8 min.
Exploratorium – Dir. Jon Boorstin, 1974, 35mm, 15 min. (Brand-new print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive!)

Watch Peter Foldes’ “Metadata”!
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EXPLORATORIUM 3: Artists in Residence

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11/9/2013 - 9:30PM

Much like the Cinefamily, the Exploratorium takes an eclectic approach to its programming — and for over thirty years, its Cinema Arts program has been central to its success. With this program, we’ll delve deeper into the museum’s incredible 16mm collection, discovering the local flavor of San Francisco in gorgeously poetic black and white documentaries, abstract studies of the downtown seascape, light paintings, and even a classic short by filmmaking naturalist Jean Painlevé. While this show’s Bay Area-centric lineup features many shorts made while in residence with the museum, others mark recent discoveries made by the museum’s deeply creative staff, such as Restless, a journey through Iceland’s magical landscapes of geysers, glaciers, steam eruptions and strange rock formations. Just as the Exploratorium pushes the boundaries of what is possible with film in a museum context, we’ll bring the best of their discoveries to our humble cinema for an evening of discovery.

The program features the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of Jon Boorstin’s 1974 Oscar-nominated short Exploratorium, a beautiful and poetic documentary portrait of the museum lovingly preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

Shorts include (lineup subject to change):
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Driven: Pete Richards – Dir. Exploratorium, 2011, digital presentation, 5 min.
Crossing the Bar – Dir. Andy Black, 1992, 16mm, 13 min.
Diggins – Dirs. Christian Bruno & Natalija Vekic (in attendance!), 2005, 16mm, 4 min.
Light Year – Dir. Paul Clipson, 2013, 16mm, 10 min.
Panorama – Dir. Michael Rudnick, 1982, 16mm, 13 min.
N-Judah 5:30 – Dir. Sam Green, 2004, 16mm, 3 min.
Light Walk – Dir. Michael Walsh, 1999, 16mm, 4 min.
Restless – Dir. Andrej Zdravic, 1987, 16mm, 12 min.
Shape Shift – Dir. Scott Stark, 2004, digital presentation, 10 min.
Vespucciland – Dir. Rock Ross, 1982, 16mm, 3 min.
Le Vampire – Dir. Jean Painleve, 1945, 16mm, 9 min.
Exploratorium – Dir. Jon Boorstin (in attendance!), 1974, 35mm, 15 min. (Brand-new print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive!)

Watch Jean Painleve’s “Le Vampire”!

EXPLORATORIUM 2: Experimental Films for Kids

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11/9/2013 - 6PM

Children under 16 admitted free w/ an adult!

Includes a “cameraless animation” workshop on our patio, so don’t be late! Doors for the workshop are at 5:30pm, and the film program starts at approx. 6:45pm.

While abstract animation may not immediately seem welcoming for kids, nothing could be further from the truth, for this vibrant, colorful family-friendly lineup shows off the role that exploration plays in the creative process. Join the ranks of cameraless, “direct” animation pioneers like Len Lye and Norman McLaren during a pre-screening workshop where you can get your hands dirty and discover the instant gratification of low-budget animation in the pre-digital age. Armed with permanent markers, nails, dental tools, sandpaper, paint and a host of other impromptu tools, you the audience can commit your vision to a few feet of 16mm film stock, which our projectionist will splice together into a one-of-a-kind mini-masterpiece. This spontaneous creation will conclude a knockout program of similar “outside-the-box” approaches to filmmaking as an extension of folk arts and crafts. Expect hyperkinetic dances of color, repurposed household objects and plenty of big-screen surprises.

Plus, the program features the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of the Oscar-nominated 1974 short Exploratorium, Jon Boorstin’s beautiful and poetic documentary portrait of the museum.

Shorts include (lineup subject to change):
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Baglight – Dir. Rock Ross, 1994, 16mm, 4 min.
Energy! – 2007, digital presentation, 5 min.
Fiddle Dee Dee – Dir. Norman McLaren, 1947, 16mm, 3 min.
Free Radicals – Dir. Len Lye, 1958, 16mm, 4 min.
Please Don’t Stop – Dir. Stephanie Maxwell, 1988, 16mm, 7 min.
Hand Held Day – Dir. Gary Beydler, 1975, 16mm, 5 min.
Rad Plaid – Dir. Jodie Mack, 2010, digital presentation, 6 min.
Sour Death Balls – Dir. Jessica Yu, 1992, 16mm, 5 min.
Whalefall – Dirs. Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck, 2011, digital presentation, 4 min.
Western Spaghetti – Dir. Pes, 2008, digital presentation, 2 min.
Exploratorium – Dir. Jon Boorstin, 1974, 35mm, 15 min. (Brand-new print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive!)

Watch Norman McLaren’s handmade animation, “Fiddle-De-Dee”!

EXPLORATORIUM 1: Perceptions of Science

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11/8/2013 - 8PM

The Exploratorium is more than just an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker — for their Cinema Arts Program treats movies as an active viewing experience, using the screen as a portal to investigation. From the museum’s earliest days, Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer reached out to innovative film artists such as Stan Brakhage, and Charles & Ray Eames and for advice on programmatic perspective. Enjoy a hand-selected guided tour of the Cinema Arts program’s history, one that gets right to the heart of what the museum’s all about, featuring docs, award-winning contemporary works, and even an iconic Eames short. Welcome to the Exploratorium.

The program features the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of the Oscar-nominated 1974 short Exploratorium, Jon Boorstin’s beautiful and poetic documentary portrait of the museum.

Shorts include (lineup subject to change):
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Blind Gary Davis – Dir. Harold Becker, 1964, 16mm, 11 min.
Daredevil Cyclists – 1916, 16mm, 1 min.
Powers of Ten Dir. – Charles and Ray Eames, 1968/77, 16mm, 9 min.
Frame – Dir. Lewis Alquist, 1991, 16mm, 3 min.
Fiddle Dee Dee – Dir. Norman McLaren, 1947, 16mm, 3 min.
Magnetic Movie – Dir. Semiconductor, 2006, digital presentation, 5 min.
Recamera – Dir. Rosario Sotelo (in attendance!), 2007, 16mm, 3 min.
Ryan – Dir. Chris Landreth, 2004, digital presentation, 14 min.
Sour Death Balls – Dir. Jessica Yu, 1992, 16mm, 5 min.
Swing Movie – Dir. Liz Keim, 1982, digital presentation, 6 min.
Zea – Dirs. Andre Leduc & Jean-Jacques Leduc, 1981, 16mm, 5 min.
Exploratorium – Dir. Jon Boorstin, 1974, 35mm, 15 min. (Brand-new print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive!)

Watch Charles and Ray Eames’ “Powers of Ten”!
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