Kino’s next event will be our fourth Vintage Kino event at The Three Minute Theatre, Affleck’s Arcade, Oldham Street, M1 1JG. We’re presently trawling though our archive of 16mm film cans to put a memorable film programme together – and will announce the programme soon.
We’ll be screening some regular treasures including Pathe News reels, vintage animation, classic comedy and some real curios from our education and information archive. We’ll also have a rarely screened award winning short film – full details to follow.
Doors open at 7.30
Tickets: Just £3.50 on the door
Programme starts at 7.45 – ish and there will be an intermission half way, during which you claim your free ice cream from Gina at the bar.
The Three Minute Theatre can be found at the Dale Street entrance to Afflecks and is a delightful little venue.
PATHE NEWS REEL (8 mins) – reviewing the year 1960 with the achievements of the UK and world events.
WC Fileds in HURRY HURRY (9 mins) vintage B&W comedy.
Woody woodpecker in THE SCREWBALL (6 mins) – vintage b&w animation.
THE NEWS ON GOOD FRIDAY (15 mins, 1960) ATV Television.
Modern reaction to the crucifixion adopting the form of a television newsreel. Fascinating if weird re-anactment of how the cruxifixion of Jesus would have been reported in Bethleham if there had have been TV news broadcasts during those days. Vintage and rare ATV production, newscaster played by Richard LEECH, news correspondents played by Tom SINGLETON and Julian GRENFELL.
Walt Disney presents colourful animation A WORLD IS BORN (15 mins, 1972). The ‘Rite of Spring’ sequence from the full-length feature film ‘Fantasia’, made in 1941. The extract was produced in 1955. The animation shows the birth of the world and some of the strange creatures that inhabited it during its first few thousand years.
PATHE NEWS REEL (8 mins) – reviewing the events of 1962.
THE PRIZE (25 mins, 1960) – rare screening of this award winning short film by British born Australian director Tim Burstall who emigrated to Australia with his family in 1937.
Burstall was a key figure in Australian postwar cinema and was instrumental in rebuilding the Australian film industry at a time when it had been effectively dead for years. He created groundbreaking Australian films including Stork, Alvin Purple, End Play, Eliza Fraser, The Last of the Knucklemen and the 1986 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel Kangaroo.
THE PRIZE was his first short film which was shown at the 1960 Venice Film Festival (Children’s Festival) where it received a Bronze Medallion.
A fantasy about a small boy and the loss of a prized possession. A little boy wins a kid at the hoop-la stall of a country show. The goat is stolen by two other boys when he is taking it home and most of the film is of his adventures searching for it. He at first has the help of a friendly rabbiter, but finally recovers the kid only after a chase in barrels down the rapids of a river.
The essentially visual narrative, the atmospheric photography and the charming background music, all help to make an enjoyable Australian short story film. Despite the limitations imposed by a “shoe string” budget and the occasional lapses into stilted scenes, the director’s love of children and of the sunny Eltham bushland is present in every shot.
MAGIC AND MUSIC (15 mins, 1975) – Walt Disney presents an animated interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakoff’s ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’. Followed by an excerpt from ‘Fantasia’ showing a host of mythological characters enacting a drama based on Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Visually stunning Kodacolour animation.
PART 3 (time permitting) The Audience Choice
John thought it would be a nice idea to give the audience an opportuntiy to select a film from a choice of three . The first will be a sex education film – “The First Day”; second will a health education film about alchohol “Thinking about Drinking”; and the third will be QED (as below). We will have an audience vote to decide on which to show.
Q.E.D.: A GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON (1982, 30 mins)
Part of the BBC science documentary series Q.E.D. in the 1980s – 1990s, this one A GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON, was one of the most powerful films made on the effects of a nuclear war in the 80s (note the film is quite faded with time).
An examination of the effects of nuclear weapons. The first half looks at the physical effects of a single medium-sized nuclear warhead on a large city, questioning how effective the various types of shelter might be. Two couples live experimentally in fall-out shelters for ten days each. The implications of the film are then discussed by medical, scienti fic and civil defence specialists