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ColorFest Chromatic Cinema Series - August 2011

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June 10, 2011

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ColorFest Chromatic Cinema Series - August 2011

ColorFest Chromatic Cinema Series: A Collision of Color!
Saturday, August 6, 2011, Noon, 2:30 and 4 pm
Saturday, August 13, 2011, 2 pm
McBean Theater

Experience the magic of color on the big screen at the Exploratorium’s Chromatic Cinema Series, with films screening at noon, 2:30, and 4 pm on Saturday, August 6 and at 2 pm on August 13. Part of the Exploratorium’s summer ColorFest program, this film series includes hand-tinted archival films, contemporary offerings by local artists and films created by artists hand-drawing and painting on the film surface itself. With animated, documentary and homemade works by Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren, Nina Paley, Stephanie Maxwell, Hy Hirsch, D.A. Pennebaker, and Jim Granato, the Chromatic Cinema Series promises to be a vivid exploration of the outer limits of the genre. For more information, visit http://www.exploratorium.edu/about/artists_scientists/cinema_arts/. The schedule (subject to change) is as follows.

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Animated Across the Spectrum
Noon, 2:30, & 4:00 pm

Papermation (2007, 1 min.), by Jen Stark, is a stop-motion piece of regurgitating rainbows and mysterious organic structures using intricate paper-cutouts. Sound composed by Eddie Alonso.

Fiddle-De-Dee (1947, 5 min., 16mm), by animation pioneer Norman McLaren, is a lively animated tumble of forms. In brilliant colors, Fiddle-De-Dee reflects the gaiety of an old time fiddle, played by a Gatineau Valley fiddler.

Radio Dynamics (1943, 4 min., 16mm), by Oskar Fischinger, is a vivid, visual composition of form and color. A pioneer in the field of animation, Fischinger is known for creating rhythmical fields of color.

Impasse (1978, 10 min., 16mm), by Frank and Caroline Mouris, is an eye-popping animation made entirely out of Avery brand stickers. A simple narrative of a little red arrow emerges as we see it try to escape the pushy dots and rectangles.

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Cinematic Color: Kodachrome Vibrations
With Filmmaker Jim Granato and Live Musical Accompaniment by GHIANT
2 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Exquisite Corpse captured in Super 8 Kodachrome. The San Francisco Exquisite Corpse group (SF X-Corpse) comprises a rotating group of artists from a variety of arts backgrounds: painting, photography, sculpture, performance art, and film. The impetus for the Exquisite Corpse Films follows from the original surrealist construct presented by Andre Breton in 1920. Each film, created from a three-minute cartridge of Kodachrome Super 8 film, presents six, thirty-second approaches to describing a topic assigned by the group.

For more information on the Colorfest schedule of events, buy tickets, shop for a rainbow of color-making items - or just learn more about the spectrum and physics of color perception, visit the Colorfest web site at: http://www.exploratorium.edu/colorfest

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About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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