Events

Mass Culture Workshop screening

with Jennifer Peterson and Lise Shapiro
Friday, January 10, 1997 - 3:00pm
First workshop screening of the year, featuring material relevant to the dissertation proposals of Jennifer Peterson and Lise Shapiro, which will be presented at our meeting the following week. We will be showing nonfiction and travelogue films, and a fiction film highlighting the figure of the shopgirl. Lumiere films from 1895: The Falling Wall Baths at Milan, Italy French Dragoons Gondola Party Edison actualities: Panoramic View of the White Pass Railroad (1901) Railroad Smashup (1904) Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle (1899) Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston for Dead Bodies (1900) Egyptian Fakir with Dancing Monkey (1903) Edison comedy: The European Rest Cure (Porter, 1904) Travelogues from the Nederlands Filmmuseum (on video): Kuala Lumpur (1912, 5 mins.) Los Angeles (1912, 6 mins.) A Bird's-Eye View of Hawaii (1916, 9 mins.) The National Park in America (c. 1918, 11 mins.) Picturesque Auvergne (c. 1912, 5 mins.) Bangkok, Capital of the Kingdom of Siam (c. 1913, 6 mins.) Indian and Ceylonese Types (1913, 3 mins.) Parks in Japan (c. 1915, 5 mins.) Beautiful Switzerland (1913, 4 mins.) Santa Lucia (c. 1910, 6 mins.) fiction film: Daughters of the Department Store (1917, 29 mins.)