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Explore Geometry, Trash, Space and More at Saturday Cinema

For Immediate Release:
August 01, 2013

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Explore Geometry, Trash, Space and More at Saturday Cinema

Exploratorium Cinema Arts Launches Weekly Family-Friendly Film Series August 3, 2013

Image from Papermation by Jen Stark

The Exploratorium’s innovative Cinema Arts program presents a series of short films, animations, and abstract works to engage all curious movie lovers every Saturday, beginning August 3, 2013, in the museum’s Kanbar Forum. Films vary from week to week, and encompass museum gallery themes and investigations of natural phenomena. All screenings are included with museum admission.


August 3, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Geometry in Motion
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
A moving lens is put on kaleidoscopic transformations, dancing patterns, dramatic narratives, and hypnotic shifts in space in this screening that features a range of animations and hand-crafted masterpieces exploring the limitless potential of geometry. Films include Eights (Seth Olitzky,1993), Aesthetic Species Map (David Montgomery, 2010), Mathematical Peep Show: Symmetry (Charles and Ray Eames, 1961), Nature by Numbers (Cristobal Villa, 2010), Rectangle and Rectangles (Rene Jodoin, 1984) and Papermation (Jen Stark, 2005).

August 10, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Reflections and Light
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Light and reflections are essential to our vision and perception of the world. These films explore the physical and sometimes metaphorical ways we can look back at our surroundings and ourselves. Films include Energie! (Thorsten Fleisch, 2007), Frame (Lewis Alquist, 1991), Imprints (Jacques Drouin, 2004), Light Play Black / White / Grey (Làszló Moholy-Nagy, 1930), Lightwalk (Michael Walsh, 1999), and Traveling Light (Jane Aaron, 1985).

August 17, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Trash
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Trash can be a treasure! This selection of films shows creative individuals re-purposing discarded materials to create valuable objects of art and diversion. Films include: Fiddle-Dee-Dee (Norman McLaren, 1947), Baglight (Rock Ross, 1994), Africa @ Play (Scott Braman, Katie Milligan, 2003), The Deep (PES, 2010), Denmark (Daniel Fickle, 2010), One the Move: Inefficient Machine (Will Jackson, 2007), and Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963).

August 24, 2013
Saturday Cinema: One Click at a Time
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Celebrate the essence of film, stop-animation. Piecing together thousands of still images, the illusion of motion is created, bent, stretched and teased. A sense of invention, play, and the maker-spirit are on view in this collection of spirited, hand-crafted, animations. Films include Dot (Sumo Science, 2010), Flip Film (Alfonso Alvarez, 1999), Muto (Blu, 2008), Neighbors (Norman McLaren, 1952), Vespucciland (Rock Ross, 1982), and Western Spaghetti (PES, 2008).

August 31, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Space
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
The mystery and lure of our outer universes have long been fodder for creative exploration.  Join us for this group of films that indulges in the creative spark fueled by the unknown. Films include Cosmic Zoom (Eva Szasz, 1968), Galaxies (Lillian Schwartz, 1974), Look at the Sun (Brent Hoff, 2010), and Powers of Ten (Charles and Ray Eames, 1977).


Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

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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