April 2017 Film Screening

On Tuesday, April 25th, Simmons AMIA Vice President Adam Schutzman curated and presented a film program of 16mm and Super8mm films. The program selection was based on films held in the Simmons College Archives and supplemented with films from Adam’s own collection. Covering roughly the first thirty years of cinema’s history, the program displayed progressions in narrative structures, color processes, and editing techniques. Click the thumbnails below to check out some pictures of the event. Thanks to all those who attended, and a big thank you to Adam for not only curating the event but also running the projectors! We hope to have another screening early next semester.

The program:

  1. Lumière Brothers Compilation (1895)
  2. The Great Train Robbery (1903, Edwin S. Porter)
  3. A Trip to the Moon (1902, Georges Méliès)
  4. Down in the Deep aka The Pearl Fisher (1907, Ferdinand Zecca)
  5. Red Spectre (1907, Segundo de Chomón)
  6. 3 Films by Émile Cohl (1908-1912)
  7. The Immigrant (1917, Charlie Chaplin)
  8. Cops (1922, Buster Keaton)
  9. It’s a Gift (1923, Hugh Fay)