Joined: Feb 26, 2009
|Posted: 2013-01-22 4:58 pm  Permalink|
sorry for the short notice.
"On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Secret Cinema returns to The Trestle Inn, the popular "Whiskey and Go Go" nightspot in Philadelphia's emerging "loft district." On that night we'll again revisit a favorite Secret Cinema program concept: EXOTICA MUSIC FILMS. This new collection of ultra-rare footage from a variety of sources -- including lost TV shows, theatrical shorts, industrial and educational films, and film jukeboxes of the 1940s -- offers a chance to hear, and see, a wondrous assortment of international music (both authentic and gloriously fake), from a carefree, boozy time, before David Byrne rendered "World Music" a politically-correct bore.
This new program will contain 100% different programming from the EXOTICA MUSIC FILMS show we did at the Trestle Inn in November, little of which is likely to have been seen before by anyone attending (unless, of course, they attended our last screening of this material in the 1990s)! As noted in the title, it will contain music and MORE, meaning some films explore exotic locales and culture (both indigenous and artificial).
All of the films will be projected from 16mm film prints on a giant movie screen (not video).
There will be one complete show, starting at 8:00 pm. Admission is $7.00."
"POLYNESIA IN AMERICA (early 1960s) - This documentary, probably made for television, offers a colorful look at a Polynesian cultural center in Hawaii, showcasing tiki carving and other customs of the South Seas.
HAWAIIAN NIGHTS (1954) - Pinky Lee started as (and pretty much remained) a baggy-pantsed, seltzer-squirting burlesque comedian. Though mostly forgotten today, he was famed for hosting a 1950s kiddie TV show that was one of the inspirations for PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE. This rare theatrical musical comedy short, however, was intended for older audiences -- as evidenced by the casting of Mamie Van Doren! Also included are singer Alfred Apaka, the Tani Marsh dancers, several Miss Universe contestants and lots of Hawaiian music."
full event info can be found on the book of face: https://www.facebook.com/events/585058678186922