Philly Film Screenings — 28 April 2011 » Written by
Secret Cinema presents FAMOUS FILMS III

FRI May 6, 2011, 8:00 PM
Moore College of Art & Design
plus “A History of the Secret Cinema”

Jay Schwartz and his Secret Cinema follow up their April 29 Top Secret: Films You Weren’t Supposed to See event with a program featuring films that cinephiles actually may have seen.  Titles include the 1978 Star Wars parody Hardware Wars, a satiric take on Bergman from 1968 entitled The Dove, and, most exciting, Lumiere’s First Picture Show, a “compilation reel [that] recreates nothing less than the first program of motion pictures ever presented for a public audience, as originally seen in the Salon Indien of the Grand Cafe in the Boulevard des Capucines, in Paris, on December 28, 1895.”  As always with Secret Cinema events, the films will be shown using real film (not video) projected on a giant screen.  The program will also feature an illustrated look back at two decades of Secret Cinema.  All for an $8 admission fee; see you there.

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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