For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
The Last Kodachrome Movie - November 9, 2011
7:30 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011
"They give us those nice bright colors. They give us the greens of summers. Makes you think all the world's a sunny day…So Mama don't take my Kodachrome away." – Paul Simon, “Kodachrome”
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Come to the Exploratorium on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 for a celebration of the passing of a beloved film format - Kodachrome's Super8, at The Last Kodachrome Movie: Recent Works in Obsolete Color. The evening presents Bay Area filmmakers celebrating color in a program rich in narrative, documentary, experimental and home movie film styles. Admission to this event is $5.00
The program, curated by Jim Granato, (www.autonomy16.net), highlights films shot, or finally processed, just last year. Filmmakers include Brecht Andersch, Thad Povey, Danny Plotnick, John Davis, Nicole Minor and others. Accompanying some of these new films will be ‘live’ soundtracks from the filmmakers and special guests. Join us for an evening filled with both a vivid look back to personal memories well preserved, and a 21stcentury way of life through antiquated strips of celluloid.
The world's first commercially successful color film, immortalized in song by Paul Simon, spent 75 years in Kodak's product portfolio. It enjoyed its heyday in the 1950s and '60s, but in recent years has nudged closer to obscurity. Between its complicated chemistry process and the advent of digital photography, Kodak decided to pull the plug on Kodachrome production in 2009. The only authorized lab left in the world that could process Kodachrome (in Kansas) ceased processing Dec 30, 2010. The last lab to process Kodachrome was inundated with orders through January, 2011.
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.
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.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367