Saturday, June 2, 1990

The One Reeler Show

Eye Gallery (now closed)

Short films rule tonight! The ‘less is more’ approach to filmmaking is examined in a program of super-8 (which fit on a 50-foot reel) and 16mm (which fit on a 100-foot reel) films. The one-reel genre often demonstrates compression, immediacy, 1:1 shooting, and serendipitous in-camera editing. We will see more than 20 examples (totalling 60-70 minutes) from filmmakers near and far, including highlights from Owen O’Toole’s international The Filmers’ Almanac. Submissions to this program will be accepted until May 25. Don’t forget—short films save you time! They’re convenient and ecologically sound! — Bill Daniel