Ciné Salon: Buried Treasure
Impressions on the Art of the Cinematograph with Bruce Posner
Charley Bowers: A Comic Rediscovery
This nearly forgotten cinema genius directed and starred in a score of 1920s comic burlesques filled with surrealist images, fantastic sights and animated puppets. His stop-motion “Bowers Process” was used to create unusual visual gags such as no-slipping banana skin, unbreakable eggs, and cat-pushing trees! He also designed Rube Goldbergesque mechanical contraptions, all as bizarre as anything ever done in a cartoon. Sadly, Bowers died in obscurity in 1946.
Egged On (1926) 24 mins.
A Wild Roomer (1926) 24 mins.
Fatal Footstep (1926) 22 mins.
Now You Tell One (1926) 22 mins.
There It Is (1928) 17 mins.
It’s A Bird (1930) 14 mins.
All films by Harold Muller, Charley Bowers
Pete Roleum and His Cousins (1939) Joseph Losey, Bowers 16 mins.
Courtesy Lobster Films.
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Ciné Salon's Spring 2013 film series digs deep into the archives and comes up with cinematic gold, unique and original visions. The films range from underrated mainstream classics (Moana
, The Cruel Sea
) to avant-garde experiments (Alexander Kluge, Sami van Ingen, Bruce Baillie) and a comic rediscovery (Charley Bowers).
Ciné Salons are held on selected Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Mayer Room at Howe Library. For a complete schedule of Ciné Salon events, click here.
Date: April 1, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm