On Sunday, July 19th, the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood will be presenting “Scopitone: Carousel of Stars” -- a festival of the best I.B. Technicolor 16mm Scopitones produced. It’s a rare chance to catch these films on the BIG SCREEN, presented in 16mm dye transfer Technicolor!
For the uninitiated, Scopitones were pop music short films produced in the 1960’s and were designed to be played in "film jukeboxes." These machines were primarily located in bars, lounges and casinos. The campy quality and overt sexuality of these films provide an early view into what the music television industry would later become in the 80's and 90's. They also provide a glimpse of the influence of the sexual revolution in the mainstream culture. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening….in Tecnicolor no less!
If you missed us at the 2007 AMIA Conference in Rochester NY, or at the Echo Park Film Center last year, please join us on Sunday, July 19th, at 7:30 p.m. for “Scopitone: Carousel of Stars”.
Please see the American Cinematheque’s website for more info. (Though their mention of a panel discussion is incorrect; The evening will be simply a screening plus a Q/A with the curator of the collection.)