Mechanical Melodies

Special Event at the Exploratorium!
Thursday, January 19, 2017 • 7:30 pm
Kanbar Forum
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SFSFF is thrilled to copresent Mechanical Melodies with our friends at the Exploratorium. The Musical Art Quintet will accompany a program of silent films that feature mechanical wonders and inspired inventions, evoking the whimsy and wonder of the Exploratorium's temporary exhibition Curious Contraptions.

Films include:
A Wild Roomer (1926, 24 min.) by Charley Bowers
Ballet Mécanique (1924, 16 min.) by Fernand Léger
The Cameraman's Revenge (1912, 13 min.) by Ladislaw Starewicz
Mechanical Principles (1933, 11 min.) by Ralph Steiner

The Musical Art Quintet is the extraodinary San Francisco group that accompanied SFSFF's presentation of Diary of a Lost Girl at the Alamo Drafthouse in November.