For the 2012-2013 season, our shows will be moving to the THIRD THURSDAY of each month.
Unless otherwise noted, all shows 8:30PM @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil. As always, if the weather looks dodgy check email, facebook or twitter for rescheduling news.
All programs subject to change.
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013
In remembrance of the third anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion...
Starting at about 8:00 we will be simultaneously projecting The Steel Reef, a paean to the ecological benefits of offshore drilling, overlaid with Fighting Petroleum Storage Fires, a festival of flaming hydrocarbons. With a possibly appropriate soundtrack TBA.
Then at 8:30 our main program:
Special Effects, narrated by the late Jonathan Winters, continues the combustion theme with handy tips on how to set things on fire without really burning them.
If You Hear the Explosion, the Danger Has Passed, continues the safety theme, 1960's corporate-hip style.
Rope Jumping because I just want to watch it again.and The Atom in Industry brings us back to petroleum, suggesting that making the oil in pipelines radioactive would be a great idea.
8:30 PM Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Program to be announced...
Past programs (not yet archived):
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 8:30 PM (Rain Date Feb 23)
Elizabeth says : Since we appear to be having 1937 all over again, let's escape economic worries the way they did back then, with a whole lot of singing and dancing, in a hodgepodge of musical numbers from the 30's and 40's
Life In Hollywood (Excerpt) 1940? A look at art-deco Hollywood, where the tennis court more likely than not is occupied by a roller-skate-tap-dancing starlet.
Rosalie (Excerpts) 1937 A selection of production numbers featuring dancer Eleanor Powell.
Blues in the Night 1942 With Cab Calloway
Isn't it a Lovely Day 1935 Excerpted from Top Hat, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance their way through a sudden rain.
I've Got Spurs 1940s Singing cowboys and dancing cowgirls.
Plus three Busby Berkley numbers:
I Only Have Eyes for You 1934 I never get tired of watching Ruby Keeler emerge from her own eye.
Dames 1934 Their knees in action are the attraction, tell the truth you go to see those beautiful dames.
By A Waterfall 1933 Sublimating the sex drive into a sea of synchronized swimmers.
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 8:30 PM (Rain Date Apr 27)
Rescheduled from March
Sell as Customers Like It 1949 Johnson & Johnson training film for pharmacy owners. Never mind the cornball marketing gimmicks like towers of boxes, the successful pharmacist knows the key to success is to have the things your customers need, when they need them. So keep plenty of hairbrushes and KY jelly in stock.
Gage Home Movies : Esther Williams Pools Mid 1950s Bathing beauty movie star Esther Williams shows how even an average schmo like you can have a pool with her exclusive “pool in a box” kit. Featuring technicolor vistas of an L.A. neighborhood in full 50s glory, and co-hosted by Williams' second husband, who she described as an alcoholic parasite who squandered $10 million of her earnings.
Successful Secretary 1964 Featuring “Mr. Typewriter”, whose didactic adventures with wickerwork women are sure to improve your efficiency in in the office.
Plus a bonus film TBA
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:30 PM (Rain Date May 25)
Note: Prior to the show we will be projecting “Posture in Action” - without its less than stellar narration. So if your poise could use a tune-up, come let these Iowa gals show you how its done.
A Day with the FBI Reader's Digest 1951 B&W 20min. Criminals and subversives have got nowhere to hide as the FBI brings the power of Science to bear on them.
People Doing Silly Things with Dogs B&W 2min.
The Psychological Differences Between the Sexes McGraw Hill 1964 B&W 12min. Or might one say, The Battle of the Stubble?
The Fashion Right Summer Burlington Industries 1974 Color 22min. Let Letitia Baldridge and J C Penny show you how a working girl can make the correct impression in the workplace thanks to innovative polyester fabrics.
El Gaucho Goofy Walt Disney 1943 Color 9min Cowpoke Goofy is transported to the pampas of Argentina, where he learns the dangers of equinophilia.
And if there's time...
Odyssey : A Quest for Energy American Petroleum Institute 1970s 22min. It's been years since I watched this one so I don't remember much, but it's got plenty of offshore drilling platforms.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:30 PM (Rain Date June 22) @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil.
Shortchanged! 1960S Evil shortchange artists are fanning across America victimizing unsuspecting cashiers. Learn how their tricks work so YOUR till isn't short at the end of the day.
Dynamite! 1930S No matter how tight money gets, it's a deadly mistake to do your own dry cleaning with gasoline in the kitchen.
Cooperation, Competition and Conflict 1950s The title tells the tale.
What is Automation 1965 12min BFA Assembly line porn. In the future, factories will have almost no employees. The rest of us will be on permanent vacation.
Friday, June 25, 2010 8:30 PM at Super Happy Fun Land 3801 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003-4837 (713) 880-2100 http://www.superhappyfunland.com/
Admission Free, donation appreciated
We're super happy to be back at SHFL to bring you a super special film:
Achieving Sexual Maturity 1970 Wiley : Or as our friend Skip Elsheimer refers to it, “The Naked Hairy Hippie Film”, this is one of those films where you repeatedly ask yourself “what were they thinking”. Note that this film is not pornographic but does feature adolescent nudity and is intended for adult audiences! If nudity makes you uncomfortable, this is NOT the film for you.
Marijuana : Noted hip person Sonny Bono brings the voice of reason to the question of blowing grass.
The Sunshine Makers 1930s cartoon allegory of the forces of light against darkness. I don't want to be happy! I want to be sad!
July 10, 2010 6:30 PM at Spacetaker Gallery 2101
Houston, TX 77007-4429 http://www.spacetaker.org/
Music of Roses - ca. 1970, 21 min : Roses Inc and Your Host Mr. Sidney Blackmer show you how the good life is lived in San Saba, Texas
How Females (and Males) Win Beauty Contests 1940s 2min : Who among us cannot benefit from the beauty secrets of the professionals?
Georgie Porgie Music With Spice 1940s 2min : You may wonder why all the girls are lusting for Georgie until you see his jitterbugging moves. Dancers Patty Lacey and Ray Hirsh
Toes Tell 1969, Encyclopedia Brittannica, 6 min "... allows boys and girls to talk and write about their feet and how things feel to their toes." With just that touch of eroticism that is so important in reaching the elementary school student
The Nautical Fantasy 1930s 2min : An art-deco dream that begins with babies and ends with breasts.
Summer of '63 1973, Sid Davis Productions, 20 min : One of our favorites, a classic among VD films. Let's go to Seaview!
Beginning Responsibility: A Lunchroom Goes Bananas 1970s Coronet, 12min The food is so repulsed by the kiddies' lunchroom behavior that it rebels and barricades the doors. The TV crew from the middle school comes in to investigate, and broker a deal with the insurgent eatables.
Friday, August 20, 2010 8:30 PM at Super Happy Fun Land 3801 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003-4837 (713) 880-2100 http://www.superhappyfunland.com/
SHFL Leo Party! Leos get in free - all others must pay tribute.
Hollywood Models and Evolution of a Glamour Girl
Two1930s nudie cuties. Sold only for the use of serious art students!
Krazy Kat In Speed Demon and Jitterbugs
Hawaiian Vamps 1920s? With ukulele-playing, grass-skirt-wearing hula girls
College Daze 1920s?
Krazy Kat InTrafficTroubles
A Talent for Tony 1971 11 min. Franciscan Communication Center : Little Tony discovers his inner creativity with some help from the Lion of Judah.
Monkey See, Monkey Do 11 min. No lions, but a lot of monkeys demonstrating verbs. Olivia's sock monkeys may recognize relatives in this film. Feel free to sing along.
Boy and Ball 1960 12 min. Yugoslavian animation. A boy and his ball take a trip to the zodiac, but before he gets to meet Leo, the forces of darkness intervene.
The Factory : How A Product is Made Early 1950s 14min. A visit to the Mattel factory where we discover the intricate design and manufacturing work that goes into a modern jack-in-the-box.
They Were Cars 5 min. Detroit's finest being crushed to the tune of “Old McDonald Had a Farm”
Backtrack 2 min. 1946 Dardanelle and her Boys play, Moya Grifford dances.
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 7:00 PM at Rice Media Center
Laundry Syndrome, a story of laundry-obsessed teens and their underground "scrub-a-dub clubs", presented by Boraxo.
Industry on Parade, which shows, among other things, how American technical know-how enabled the Aunt Jemima company to revolutionize panckake breakfasts.
File it Under Falls, Miss King, an office safety film with a twist - and a great 70's soundtrack.
Polly Tix Goes to Washington, starring a 3 year old Shirley Temple as a toddler harlot in an all-infant melodrama of political corruption and diamond encrusted diaper pins.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 8:30 PM at DOMY Books
Case History of a Rumor 1964 : In the days before cable TV and internet, right-wing conspiracy nuts were forced to spread their tales of the immanent occupation of America by “barefoot Congolese troops” under the U. N. flag by good old U. S. mail.
Deviled Ham 1937 Pictoreels : Back in The Great Depression, Satan was a swing dancing hep-cat who liked to show all the devils a hot time, even if that old arthritis did kick up once in a while.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 8:30 PM at DOMY Books
The Big Test 1980 General Motors documentary showing us how GM brings space-age technology to all aspects of the automotive quality control process, yet still manages to produce some of the worst cars in American history.
Bate's Car : Sweet as a Nut 1975 NFBC – The story of eccentric English inventor Harold Bate and his quest to build a car fueled by chicken manure.
They Were Cars 1970s? Detroit's finest being crushed to the tune of “Old McDonald Had a Farm”
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 8:30 PM at DOMY Books
Miss Sunshine 1968 “Hey! Expo '67 is coming up. How should we represent the great state of Florida?” “I know! Let's get some pretty girls and have them waterski to Montreal”
Sunday Lark Early 60's 1 small girl + 1 empty wall street brokerage = 1 major case of office equipment mayhem
Morning Spider 1967 A not entirely accurate biology lession told through mime, costume, and sound.
Marimekko by Pfaltzgraff 1980s Perhaps the last surviving American ceramic manufacturer brings in Finnish design firm Marimekko to create a fun and stylish new product line. Unfortunately, there was a little problem with quality – Pfaltzgraff is now Made In China.
The Pencil 1985 A musical visit to the Berol pencil factory
Other titles TBA
Pepito has a new sweetheart, and she likes 16mm film too, so he says bring on the roses and music and dancing girls!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:30 PM @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil. If it's cold, fleece throws will be available. If it's raining, contact Domy for rain date information.
I Only Have Eyes for You 1934 10min Fabulous Busby Berkely production number from the feature “Dames”. I never get tired of watching Ruby Keeler emerge from her own eye.
Music of Roses - ca. 1970, 21 min : Roses Inc and Your Host Mr. Sidney Blackmer show you how the good life is lived in San Saba, Texas in this Rose industry promotional.
The Nautical Fantasy 1930s 2min : An art-deco dream that begins with babies and ends with breasts.
Imperial Ball 1950s Chrysler Corp 6min “Stunning Fashions and Hollywood Stars Glitter for Charity”
A Night at the Zomba Club 1940s 4min Quick visit to a Hollywood burlesk dive, where Ilona does her Original Leopard Dance to show us what we've been missing.
Loads of Pretty Women Soundies 1944 3min The girls all go for a cowboy with a guitar.
Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle 1932 8min Because tropical hula adventure is just what we need in the middle of February
Georgie Porgie Music With Spice 1940s 2min : You may wonder why all the girls are lusting for Georgie until you see his jitterbugging moves.
Tuesday March 15th 8:30 PM @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil.
Considering the pitiful state of the world today we present films about conflict.
This is the Official Statement of the Youth International Party 1968 12min. Produced by a collective of Yippies, a bemusing mashup of D.W. Griffith and the Chicago riots of 1968 with mayor Richard Daily proudly proclaiming “The police are not here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve disorder.”
Adolescent Sexual Conflict: Are We Still Going to the Movies? 1974 McGraw/Hill 14min. News flash to teen-age girls. Boys just want to get in your pants.
Count to Ten 1960s 22min. If you want an exciting career as a flunky in the airline industry, you better be ready for customers to be a pain in the ass.
Other titles TBA
Tuesday April 26th 8:30 PM @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil.
Food, Clothing, Shelter, Sex
In conjunction with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image we present two films:
An icon of Austin dining, the Night Hawk restaurant chain was founded in 1932 by former actor, Harry Akin. In the 1940s, Akin began raising his own cattle to cope with WWII shortages and successfully sold his frozen "chop't" steaks during the postwar era. This film was likely used to create an advertisement for the Night Hawk line of frozen steaks. The camera focuses in on how steaks and hamburgers are prepared in the restaurant's kitchen - a 'behind-the-scenes' look at the Night Hawk. Footage showcases outdoor grilling in the Austin area with elaborate patio dining and set table.
Established in 1973 to provide communication between runaways and their parents, “Operation Peace of Mind” was renamed the Runaway Hotline in 1979. Currently known as the Texas Runaway Hotline, the confidential 24 hour call line serves the state of Texas exclusively and provides runaways, potential runaways and their families with a variety of informational, counseling, and crisis intervention services. The Runaway Problem offers a heart-wrenching look at the challenging experiences of runaways and their families as well as the support services offered by the Texas-based Runaway Hotline in the early 1980s.
Plus a selection of films from the Cinema Bomar archive, including the story of the Three Little Pigs as portrayed by three little pigs, the story of a drunken sailor's frolic amongst the mermaids, and the story of a pair of blue jeans.
More about TAMI:
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve and make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage. The Texas Film Round-Up is a partnership between TAMI and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission to provide free digitization services for Texas-related moving images. Since the program began in 2008, TAMI has digitized over 5,000 films and videos and has added over 700 videos to the TAMI Video Library (www.texasarchive.org). The program was awarded the 2010 American Association of State and Local History’s Leadership in History Award of Merit and WOW Award.
TAMI will be screening 16mm films during Cinema Bomar’s monthly screenings at Domy Books on Tuesday, April 26 and May 17. Discovery Green's IKEA Houston Screen on the Green will host the Texas Film Round-Up on Saturday, May 14, 2011, featuring historic footage of Houston from the TAMI Video Library before the feature presentation, The Blues Brothers. Area residents can drop-off films for the free digitization program at either event. The Houston Public Library will host TAMI’s Preserving Memories exhibit from May 7 – 15, 2011. The exhibit examines the topics of Texas media history and film preservation. More information on the Texas Film Round-Up can be found at www.texasfilmroundup.org or by contacting (512) 485-3073 or email@example.com.
Tuesday May 17th 8:30 PM @ Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer, Montrose TX 713-523-DOMY. Films will be shown in the garden behind the bookstore. If the bookstore is closed, enter next door through Brasil. If it rains (we should be so lucky) check with the bookstore about a raindate. Admission FREE.
This month's theme: Who is the target audience?
How the Hedgehog Became Larger Official Culture circa 1979 from the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, courtesy of Haden Garrett who saved it and many other films from destruction recently, 20 min.
Staying at a Motel 1960s 18 min. A film about staying at a motel that is actually more about something else
And from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image:
Padre Island 1960s Tx Dept Public Safety 14 min. Is it a tourism film or is it a driver safety film? You decide.
Plus a public service announcement from the Texas Forest Service featuring Harley Berg, previous Texas game warden and host of the Harley Berg Show, comparing a gun safety to an extinguished match in his plea to hunters to practice fire prevention and ensure all campfires, matches, and cigarettes are dead out before leaving them.
Other films TBA...
Commit or Destruct NET 1965 28 min. The first in our Sixties Docu-Dystopia series. Examines the Kluge family of Lompoc Calif, whose middle-class livelihood depends on the threat of nuclear annihilation, as emblematic of life in the mid 20th century.
Winter is an Adventure Coronet 1954 11 min. Oh sure, it's warm now, but pretty soon the winter winds will blow down from the Oklahoma tundra and we'll all be heading to grandpa's farm in Conroe to eagerly await the first blizzard of the year.
EDP for Your Payroll Bank of America 1960s 15min. Space age banking at the speed of light not only makes preparing your payroll easy, it makes it easy to cut it at the same time by getting rid of all those pesky employees doing it for you now.
Numerals Everywhere Brittanica 1968 9 min. Arty street scenes from the world of 39¢ gasoline, with a swinging mellow sixties score. Will the potato chips make it to the parking meter in time?
Less Than Human Planned Parenthood 1969 22min. The second in our Sixties Docu-Dystopia series. Using disturbing images of third and first world poverty, disease, slums, riots and police violence set against the backdrop of a kitchen debate between two "liberals", this pseudo-documentary tries to make the case that unless Western elites themselves embrace the population control principles they so glady espouse to the poor the inevitable result will be death, despair and fascism.
Targets MTI 1985 19 min. Apparently, near-death experiences are a little like high school detention. You go to victim school and if you pass it all comes off your record.
The Magic House 1970 16 min. Lazy brother and sister get more than they bargained for when the magic doll house they find in the attic turns their parents into apathetic slackers.
Normally we show films less than 30 minutes long, but this time we break with that tradition to show the 50 minute documentary Drugs in the Tenderloin, the third in our Sixties Docu-Dystopia series. Shot in 1967 by Allen Willis, a pioneering black filmmaker in the SF bay area who died earlier this year, it examines the intersection of the emerging gay scene with epidemic methamphetamine use.
To fill out the program we'll show an old favorite of ours, Our Friend the Policeman. I suppose we'd better show it first, so we can drive it's insidious soundtrack from your minds with the gritty streets of San Francisco.
For more information about Allen Willis
http://www.eastbaymediacenter.com/allen willis archives.shtml
No Lies 1968(?) 14 min. The fourth in our Sixties Docu-Dystopia series. What seems at first to be a simple documentary film-making project takes a sinister turn when, upon learning that his subject has been the victim of a crime, the filmmaker becomes a second victimizer as he forces her to divulge her secret.
Free Enterprise – What's That? Philips Petroleum 1960s 11 min. Oddly hostile stick figures learn from an omniscient voice that if we would just cut taxes and get rid of burdensome government regulation and realize that big business is our best friend, we would all be a lot better off. Seems to have a subliminal pitch for Barry Goldwater, although it looks like it must have been made long after the 1964 election.
Plus some sort of short film about house boats
Friday, January 20, 2012
Nightmare in Red (Part 1) NBC 1955 27 min : A mashup of early Soviet and anti-Soviet propaganda films with archival footage of the aristocracy at play tells the story of the Russian Revolution from the 1950's Western point of view. Part 2 to be shown at a later date.
The Plan / Buzz / The Call / The Key Univ. of Wisconsin for Nat'l Highway Safety Administration 1970s 10 min : Four short films about teenagers plotting to get drunk.
Meteoroid Detection Satellite Farchild Stratos Corp 1961 10 min : Promotional film for the development of a satellite designed to get hit by space junk, featuring one of the first if not the first implementations of automatically unfurling solar panels.
Pastie Escapade 50's-60's? 5 min : Two naughty girls sneak into a fabulous mid-century modern house for a little mischief and skinnydipping. But what's this they find on the owner's coffee table?
Goodbye Mr. Germ National Tuberculosis Assn, 1940, 14 min : Ok, so first of all, why do the mice live in a little art-deco house? And what's all this about building germ radios and learning germ language? And most of all, why is dad so much older than mom?
Friday, February 17, 2012
Nightmare in Red (Part 2) NBC 1955 27 min : By audience request, part two of mid-fifties pastiche of early Soviet films takes us beyond the New Economic Policy into disaster.Letter to a Pilot TWA 1950 18 min : A love letter to the Lockheed Constellation, thought by some to be the most beautiful aircraft ever made, as well as a look at the world of full employment. If the Shoe Fits ThomMcAn late 1940's? 12 min : And another view of the America of craftsmanship and full employment. And a visual orgy of eyepopping 40's men's hosiery to boot.
Friday, March 16, 2012
A World Planned for Children 1942 24 min - Working women set up day care for their children in early WW II England. Yum, treacle!Bate's Car Sweet as a Nut 1975 NFBC 16 min. – The story of eccentric English inventor Harold Bate and his quest to build a car fueled by fermented chicken manure. Chatter Bug 1940s 9min : Be careful what you say - it could end up strapped to the leg of a pigeon. Hangman 1980s 16min : It's bad enough to be gruesomely injured or killed, without some smirking masked hooligan gloating over your misfortune. Is There Anything I've Forgotten? Well, I've forgotten exactly what happens in this film, other than it's a chemical plant safety film and you'll probably be glad you don't work there.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Third Reich and Other Fairy Tales...
Nude Frolics 1930s 5 min : A "Hollywood Art Featurette" which illustrates a well-known fairy tale about what women like to do when men aren't around.
Invasion of Poland 1939 8 min : German newsreel footage alternates between smiling villagers offering flowers to Nazi soldiers and village to village fighting. The lack of narration on the naturalistic soundtrack is eerily effective.
Crossing the Equator 1min (silent) : Home movie of passengers on an ocean liner undergoing their ritual dunking by Poseidon and his fishy minions as they cross the equator.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 1953 11min : The familiar fairy tale, with real bears.
What is the Good Life? 1974 17min : We haven't seen this one yet, but it sounds like a fairy tale to me.
Marijuana 1970s 22min : The ultimate fairy tale - Sonny Bono in a gold Nehru jacket giving us the real hipster's view on the evil weed.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Enterprise U.S.A. 1930s 27 min : What's a small Georgia town to do when the cotton's played out and the young folks are all leaving for the big city?
Sunday Lark 1960s 11 min : 1 small girl + 1 Wall St brokerage = mayhem.
Slab City 1982 27 min : A 1982 documentary about disaffected retiree semi-communards living free on an abandoned military base in the California desert.
Friday, June 22, 2012
This month's theme...Summer Reruns
A mishmash of favorites to round out our spring season, as we go on hiatus from the heat.
The Protected School Department of Civil Defense, 1965, 5 min : Our community has a lovely new school. And the decontamination showers are built right in!
Bomb Threat: Plan, Don't Panic 1971 15 min : Speaking of decontamination...Don't let the mad bombers worry you - just take the message like a good girl and let the men with big ties handle the job.
How Females (and Males) Win Beauty Contests 1940s 2min : After all, who among us cannot benefit from the beauty secrets of the professionals?
Fashon Fun with Venetian Blinds 1940s? 1 min : But what good is mere beauty without an innovative sense of fashon?
They Were Cars 1970s 5 min. Detroit's finest being crushed to the tune of “Old McDonald Had a Farm”. Feel free to sing along.
Hush, Hoggies, Hush! Tom Johnson's Praying Pigs Center for Southern Folklore 1978 5 min: When you're poor as dirt and time lays heavy on your hands, what better way to spend it than teaching the livestock to respect the Lord.
Eggs to Market 12 min: Lots and lots of great assembly line porn. The egg white separator is a thing of beauty.
1999 Philco Ford Corp. 1967 24 min : In honor of the recent Dutch announcement of the Mars-One project we reprise this classic. Produced for the 1967 World’s Fair, it shows just how great life is going to be in the (strangely depopulated) future. What's next? You never know, you never really know...
Friday, July 27, 2012
Air conditioning and a roof over our heads!
A multitude of thanks to friends and audience members Tim and Sam, who have graciously offered their Montrose-area home to us for our July show. If you wish to attend please RSVP to us at CinemaBomar@gmail.com for directions.
Profit: A Lure / A Risk 1977 Texas Council on Economic Education 8 min. - Film-making Soul Train types bust some free-enterprise rhymes, Seventies style.
The Helpful Little Fireman 1966 Coronet 11 min. - The fable of the Little Dutch Boy is re-envisioned at an unconventionally staffed fire station, where child-labor laws apparently do not apply.
Three Party Girls 1920s 3 min. - If you think the paper dress was invented in the Sixties, think again.
Hula Hula Mexican 1920s 3 min. - Hula girl trades her grass skirt for a serape and channels her inner Latina.
Gage Home Movies : Esther Williams Pools Mid 1950s 14 min. - Bathing beauty movie star Esther Williams shows how even an average schmo like you can have a pool with her exclusive “pool in a box” kit. Featuring technicolor vistas of an L.A. neighborhood in full 50s glory, and co-hosted by Williams' second husband, who she described as an alcoholic parasite who squandered $10 million of her earnings.
Danny's Dental Date 1949 Colorado Dept. of Public Health 19 min. - This super-saturated Technicolor marionette dreamscape appears to have been inspired by nitrous oxide, although there's nary a sign of an anesthetic when Danny finally gets that pesky cavity filled.
Achieving Sexual Maturity 1973 John Wiley & Sons 22 min. - Or, as our friend Skip Elsheimer refers to it, “The Naked Hairy Hippie Film”. Rated “M” - Not suitable for children or sheltered adolescents.
8:30 PM Thursday, October 18th, 2012
You Can Win Elections Independent Voters of Illinois 1950s 22 min. : Disillusioned with the corrupt party machine? Then run your own candidates and hit the pavement for them!
Telstar Newsreel Bell Labs 1962 4 min : Telstar, the free and democratic satellite, brings its message of peace and television to a divided world.
Watch Your Step Guidance Assoc. 1974 12 min. : A deserted subway, a fat man, a vacuum cleaner and an escalator to nowhere in a film seemingly designed to make teenagers even more suicidal than they already are.
Glam-O-Rama Early 1960s 21 min. : Got no actual skills or experience? Not a problem! You too can get rich in North Carolina by opening your very own Glam-O-Rama dry-cleaning franchise.My Own Yard to Play In Late 1940s/Early 1950s 8 min. : New York City street urchins making their own fun with the meagerest materials on the sidewalks of the city.
Jump! 1970s 8 min. : Come along to the dreariest pot party ever. But whaddaya expect? It's New Jersey. "Here man, take this acid. I made it myself!"
Plus a selection of 1952 hootchy-coo girls. (No actual nudity)
8:30 PM Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Tentative program subject to change...
Theme : Taking Care of your Life
Two Cheers for Charlie Mutual of Omaha 1955 : A technicolor tale of the tragic results when a salesman fails to hound his friends for business.
Health : Personal Cleanliness 8 min. : Our space scientists know how important cleanliness is, and so should you.
Your Self Image 8 min. : The Mirror Man knows how important self esteem is, and so should you.
LSD:Insight or Insanity? Bailey Films 1967 14min: The scientists know how fragile your sanity is, and so should you.
The Dangerous Stranger (1st Ed) Pathe 1949 : Sid Davis knows how creepy strangers are, and so should you
Why Take A Chance? General Tires 1950s 9 min. What good does it do to wash your hands, avoid creeps and druggies and keep a smile on your face if you're going to neglect those tires?
Other films to be announced...
8:30 PM Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Theme : Magic
Red Feather Magic Community Chest 1949? 11 min. "I'm fed up with these do-gooders always asking for money! I wish we could go back to the old way where we chose for ourselves who to give to!" A classic tale of the unfortunate results of words spoken in haste, enacted by crude marionettes.
The Magic Sneakers 8 min. : If you were wandering around some dump, and found an eccentrically painted box with some trash, and it contained nested eccentrically painted boxes which you successively opened until you finally found a moldy old pair of sneakers, would you put them on?
Carving Magic 17 min. Even a regular Joe like you can learn something from Home Economics, especially when it comes to shutting-up that obnoxious friend of yours. I can't predict how vegetarians will view this, but the particularly lurid shade of magenta the film has degenerated to makes the meat look like some alien substance.
The Magic House 16 min. : Lazy brother and sister get more than they bargained for when the magic doll house they find in the attic turns their parents into apathetic slackers.
Molecular Magic 14 min. : It's something to do with polymers
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8:30 PM Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Theme : Industriousness
100 W 120 V 8 min. : A Bach-drenched orgy of machine-glorification, dedicated to the light bulb that those liberals want to kill.
Manufacturing 5 min. : Because they're never too young to start learning about the jobs that won't exist when they grow up.
Two Factories: Japanese/American 22 min. : Once upon a time nobody worried about China owning America, because they were busy worring about Japan.
Toast 12 min. : More industrial infatuation, this time on a larger scale and with a stinger of environmental guilt. Lots of trippy music by Kraftwerk and the like.
Building a Freeway 11 min. : It all starts with some guys wandering around in the middle of nowhere, and before you know it they're knocking on your door and hauling your house off in the middle of the night.
Let's Visit a Shopping Center 11 min. : Surely all this industrious has a reason, right? Convenient shopping!
7:00 - 10:00 PM Friday, January 18th, 2013
We will be projecting an all burlesque / nature girl show as part of the exhibition Le Petit Mort at East End Studio Gallery. This is located a few doors down from Bohemeo's at 708 Telephone Rd.
A full list of the films is here
With a sizzling musical accompaniment served up by DJ Stephanie Saint Sanchez.
8:30 PM Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Rescheduled from last month...
Normally we watch new films at home and pick out the ones that we think might fit this or that theme for a future show while shoving the clunkers in the corner. But this time we're roping you, the audience, into the process. We will bring the following assortment of films, none of which we have seen before, and select from them based on audience preference. Gonging of losers will be encouraged.
Play the Shopping Game I have a feeling this one will speak to Stephanie
Perilous Descent Mountain climbing? This film was thrown in free by an eBay seller
Sleepy Heads Sixties kids learning the importance of getting their ZZZZs
This is Fraud! I reckon this one has something to do with fraud.
Baby in the Tree No idea what this is about
"Good Morning, How May I Help You?" Telephone operators in the sixties
Recycling a Mountain An attempt to make strip mining look green?
Also, prior to showtime we will be screening the 1930s silent travelogue South American Vista, with a more or less appropriate musical accompaniment.