Part of the Oakland Art Murmur
Free show this Friday, Jan. 4
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, Studio Quercus will present The Great Primitives, three hours of some of the most influential short subjects in cinema history, all projected on 16mm film. Highlights include films from Thomas Edison, Edwin S. Porter, The Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès, and Cecil Hepworth, early and rare animation from Émile Cohl, Raoul Barré, Earl Hurd, Max Fleischer, Walt Disney, Walter Lantz and Otto Messmer, along with other rarities and gems. Lots of fun for animation fans, film fans and cinema snobs alike .
Curated by Gerald Santana of Berkeley Underground Films. Screening continuously from 6 to 9 pm. For more info about Oakland Art Murmur, an ongoing program to support the arts and art venues, visit their site.