[Noisebridge-discuss] FW: Noisebridge interest (to get or give)?
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 10 16:28:35 PDT 2011
Anyone have any interesting footage about science in SF? (Please see below.)
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Noisebridge interest (to get or give)?
Sat, 9 Jul 2011 17:23:44 -0700 (PDT)
I ran into a friend, Lynn Cursaro (not to be confused with
cOrsaro, the awful woman who just sold Bay Times), who has been
working for Oddball Films for awhile. When she described what
they do -- I'd sort of heard of it -- it turned out to be one of
those delightful/useful/creative uh...oddball things that San
Francisco used to have a lot more of. If you already know about
it (which you may well do), then you can skip the "review"
and/or looking at their website.
Mainly, though, Lynn said they were putting together a show
presently on SCIENCE, historically produced or set in San
Francisco. Which, in their oddball way, means getting together a
program from the bits and pieces, ancient, recent, free, and
totally off-the-wall serious. Defining "science" would be one
way to go.
Oddball has a huge archive but I thought Noisebridgers might
be able to come up with some found footage, lost shorts or
hidden videos to add or donate to the project. And of course,
on any other subject.
If you think anyone would be interested in the Science
project, they can contact Lynn at tomango3000 at yahoo.com. To
their archive: http://www.oddballfilm.com/archive/default.html
REVIEW OF AN ODDBALL SCREENING
R somehow found a link to an Oddball Films program for a
screening of unusual vintage films of and about SF,
$10/person. Knowing how I enjoy anything SF historical, he
forwarded to me and I RSVP'd for the event.
We weren't sure we'd found the right place, but twin
brothers also waiting for the place to open indicated we
were there and started chatting with us, and continued doing
so until the films started rolling.
What a funky, dusty, musty place! Epic stair climb.
Overwhelming stacks of film canisters with weird and
hilarious titles. Peculiar collection of personal and home
care products leading to the restroom. Parts of the "17
Reasons Why" sign!
The screening area itself has a variety of seating
arrangements and an appropriately lit disco ball to amuse
patrons before the program starts. I noted some brought
booze. The SF program was so enjoyable that we came back 2
weeks later for the eclectic Valentine's Day program!
Very high hipster quotient; beats the latest multiplex
offerings by miles. During some return visit I'll ask the
proprietors if they have the preservation-minded educational
film about Point Reyes I saw at least three times in
elementary and junior high.
. ..Nobody so mean as
somebody who's mean for Jesus ~Chely Wright in Wish Me Away
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