Saturday Cinema: Made to Persuade, Part II

Saturday, October 8, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Can you believe what you see? From rapidly approaching trains to outlaws taking aim, the discovery of cinema’s persuasive powers emerged soon after the medium itself. Over time, filmmakers have refined, expanded, and, of course, exploited the many ways cinema can be used to sway an audience. In this family-friendly program, we investigate merry ways animation has been drafted to deliver targeted messages, from questionable paeans to industry to the patriotic—and occasionally subversive—WWII adventures of Donald Duck.


Destination Earth (1956, 13 min.) by John Sutherland

Donald Gets Drafted (1942, 8 min.) by Carl Banks