Saturday Cinema: Forgotten Formats with Dino Everett

Saturday, March 7, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

35mm, 16mm, and 8mm were commonly used gauges for celluloid film. But they represent only a fraction of the formats used in the pre-digital days of cinema. Join film archivist Dino Everett to explore two forgotten film gauges: 28mm and 3mm. The first widely disseminated film format targeted to the amateur market, 28mm matched its steep surge in popularity with an equally steep decline that rendered it something of a curious anomaly in cinematic history. Conversely, 3mm was an actual curiosity, the result of a tinkerer’s lark to create the tiniest film format. Discover the fascinating histories behind these formats, and enjoy the rare sight of 28mm and 3mm films projected from vintage cameras onto the big screen.