City Club Cinema
Past Programs 2000
The Last Laugh Christmas Bash
City Club Cinema Holiday Party! Feature film presentation of F.W. Murnau's silent masterpiece along with a series
of shorts celebrating the joys of the holiday season.
Remember Pearl Harbor
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy - The United States was suddenly
and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." Join City Club as we
remember Pearl Harbor through the miracle of the cinema.
Seft Destruct Now! w/Trevor Adams
Local filmmaker, guest curator, and all around silver screen superstar Trevor Adams graces the City Club Cinema with an evening
of recent and past works. Don't miss these screenings from the cutting edge master of the
new modern cinema. Films to be shown include; Norman Mailer's Legos, Dag the Wog, Our F.O.R.D., Paving Cyan Variants,
Live in a Day of John Travis, Skinhead Rage, Hoops of Death, Arts Resource Fair, and Police LineUp.
The full-length feature of Fame (airline version) will stand atop 3 hours of 16mm footage of the follow-up
television series. So, so much Fame! "I want to live forever" and you can too. Come early and stay
late. Special early start time, 7pm.
Feature film by Satyajit Ray. This legendary film tells the story of a religious fanatic who see his
daughter in-law as a goddess. The entire countryside is brought to believe in her until a failed miracle
cure unveils the goddess as mortal.
Hell Bent for Election!
Vote for Vars!, Mich Vars, guest curator for this politically charged pre-election day warmup. Watch
as Nixon resigns, Coolidge pulls off a micrale, Martines goes after Ganardi, and Lincoln, Taft, and Harding
help celebrate the presidential year.
Fraught with Fright
Rev up your fear throttles and prime your scare engines with City Club
Cinema's pre-Hallow's Eve frightfest. Ghastly ghouls, zombies and
vampires will terrorize your every watching eye. Come share the
horror. Prizes will be awarded for costumed attendees. Please come in
ghoulish attire! Full and condensed versions (along with other surprises)
of the following films will be screened:
Nosferatu, The Vampire ( 1922- Germany/ directed by F.W. Murnau)
"With Max Schreck, as the dracula vampire. A chilling mood of doom
hangs over the story like a miasma. A beautiful print of the great
"The 'original' one of the series, with Boris Karloff as the
strangely appealing monster.
The Mummy (1932)
"(Boris Karloff) When an ancient Egyptian tomb is violated, the
mummy guarding it returns to life to find his reincarnated
The Wolfman (1941)
"(Lon Chaney Jr.) Strange murders in the night,howling in the woods,
wolf tracks at the scene of the crime ...keep the townspeople
"(Leo G. Carroll) A giant spider is a threat to all humanity!"
"(Bela Lugosi) The original star, in the best-known version of the
Blue Sun Western
Guest curator Bruce Cooper returns to the City Club Cinema to put the wild back into the wild, wild western.
The 6th Annual National Projects Two-Minute Film Trials
National Projects hosts the pre-eminent short film sport competition in the nation. A short
attention span, cinema fans dream. Big-ass trophies awarded. Free prizes for all entrants.
Enter your film and win big!
Fight Film Night
*Special Tuesday Night Cinema Date due to Monday night football at Metrodome on Oct. 9
Curators Mike Mosedale and Peter Rudrud present boxing films from the 1920s to the 1970s. Live and
in-person commentary provided by past and present members of the Minnesota Boxing community. Scheduled to appear are:
Bill Kaehn, a long-time Minneapolis trainer who worked with the great Del
Flanagan; Jim Glancey, proprietor of Glancey's Gym on the East Side of St.
Paul.; and Paul Johnson, an ex-fighter, railroad cop, and labor organizer who has
been working for the past decade on trying to form a union for boxers.
Trains in Motion!
THE FEATURE PRESENTATION:
Turksib (USSR 1929)
Director, Victor Turin
Two sections of the Soviet Union, Turkestan and Siberia, seperated from
each other by a howling wilderness; each needs the other's products to make
life viable. The solution...a railroad. It sounds simple, but in Victor
Turin's hands it becomes an exciting and inspiring film. The images are
built up through cross-cutting, not merely shot by shot but sequence by
sequence, to a point when a shot of a locomotive starting off in a cloud of
hissing steam becomes not just a solution but a veritable god from heaven!
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Edwin S. Porter
One of the most widely seen films of all time and probably the first
American film to tell a story. Edwin S. Porter is cinema's nearly forgotten
film pioneer who probably did the most to raise the quality and interest
value of early American films. For fifteen years, The Great Train Robbery
almost invaritably appeared on the opening program of every new nickelodeon
theatre. Furthermore, this print is a rare reproduction of the original
hand-colored 35mm version of the film, in which the gunshots flash in
The General (1926) super-8
One of the all-time comedy classics. Our hero, as a confederate locomotive
engineer, foils the Union spies in the recreation of the famous Andrews
The Chicago Railroad Fair (1980)
A movie tour of the colorful 1949 railroad extravaganza. A pageant
involving historical original locomotives to the modern diesel
Pacific 231 (1944)
A beautiful tone poem. A visual and musical trip by a train from one end of
its route to the other, blended with a great score by the composer Arthur
Porky's Railroad (1937)
Porky is the engineer on his fathful old "fifteenth Century Limited" train,
which is to be replaced by the modern new streamliner "Silver Fish",
engineered by the vilainous Dirty Diggs.
Animal Train (Japan 1955)
This contemporary Japanese cartoon depicts various animal charaters and
thier all-too human behavior on a train.
The Little Coal Train
Rescued from the educational film dumpster, this twisted little film
attempts to demonstrate to children why you should never, ever leave your
work! Colorful stop frame animation. Beware of the railroad junkyard.
Cars, Cars, Cars!
FIrst Indy 500
Indy 500 revisited
Autobiography of a Jeep
Thrills on Wheels
An Evening of films by Stan Brackhage
Films About Filmmakers
Guest Currator Philip Harder dives into the history of the filmmakers who made films in and out of
the Hollywood system. A look at the giants of early cinema.
Knife In The Water (1962)
Directed by Roman Polanski.
Starring Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umeckam, Zygmunt Malandowicz. This
tense psychological drama served as Polanski's debut. A journalist, his
wife and a hitchhiker spend the day aboard a sailboat. The building
tension brings both men to feel they must prove their macho images to
the wife. All of which explodes on the screen and resolves in a bizarre
and ironic way only Roman Polanski could execute.
French Cinema Night!
Cinematograph en 1895 by Lumiere Brothers (1895) This film was the first film ever made for projection!
Some of the very first images ever to be captured on film for display to
an audience. On this rare piece of celluloid we see family, friends,
factory help and trains at stations. A Lady of Paris/Le Ratelier
director unknown, (ca 1900), This is two films in one. The first
exhibiting how the beauty of a young woman created havoc among the
workman along her way through town. The second involves a strangely
active set of false teeth. The Red Spectre by Ferdinand Zecca, (1903),
The Pathe Co. created one of the first and very complex color processes
for film, Pathecolor, which was in use for many of the early cinema
years. The Red Spectre is the most beautiful of all the Pathecolor
films created. The Impossible Voyage by George Melies (1904) One of the
longest, and one of the most interesting of Melies' "adventure" films.
Travelers in the film meet the most ingenious of all Melies' magical
creations. Transformation by the Pathe Freres Co., (1910), A girl goes
through a metaphorical transformation into a woman. Bewitched
Matches by Emil Cohl, (1913), A smug smoker is bewitched by a mysterious
woman after insulting her. She turns powers on him and readjusts his
demeanor until he even thinks his matches are alive and performing
fantastic tricks before his eyes. La Fille De L'Eau by Jean Renoir
(1924) This film is the surrealistic nightmare sequence from Renoir's
first film, with Catherine Hessling. Entr' Acte by Rene Clair (1924)
Clairs' Dada master piece shows touches of humor mirrored only by the
likes of Mack Sennett. Les Mysteres Du Chateau Du De by Man Ray (1929)
Veiled inhabitants float by windows in an elegant chateau with a
secretive feel about them. La Vie Secrete Des Visages by Alfred Guyot
(1930?) An experimental film. A study of the human spirit through the
lines on peoples faces. Blood of a Poet by Jean Cocteau (1930). This
surrealist feature is the blending of poetry and bizarre images that
could only come from a genius mind.
Minneapolis in Motion
Phil Harder curates, Minneapolis in Motion: A collection of 16 mm films documenting
Minneapolis from the 1950's to the present.
SEE! Skid Row, a late 1950's documentary about the people who lived and
died on Skid Row in north downtown. OBSERVE! Minneapolis when the Foshay
was still the tallest skyscraper. LISTEN! to a debate on Minneapolis' own
civil rights movement. WITNESS! the burning of Plymouth in North
Minneapolis during the race riot of the 1960's. ANALYZE! excessively
prominent and exceedingly poor neighborhoods as part of a mid-60's topic on
urban and social blight. CHEER! on the Minnesota Vikings as they challenge
the Cleveland Browns at Met Stadium. TURN! to the upbeat 1970's with
Minneapolis, City in Motion, a film promoting the city. ROLLER-SKATE!
around Lake of the Isles. GO! on a parade on Nicollet. PROMOTE! industry,
urban expansion, and technology to a funky '70's groove. WALK! The Walk
down 1970's Lake Street. SIT DOWN! with three senior business owners as
they reminisce about Minneapolis in Three Shops on Main Street in the
Open Reel Deal
Join the fundamental New Film Forum for Makers of Cinema in the Midwest. Local filmmakers ignite each
others fires and burn up the screen with their motion picture masterworks. Any and all are invited to
screen their Super 8, 8mm, or 16mm films. Documentary, Experimental, Short, Long, Narrative, Home, Travel,
all genres welcome. Bring a film or just bring yourself. Come early to secure a slot for your piece.
Man Ray, Duchamp, Leger, Bunuel and Dali
Join in this bi-annual
meeting of the Minneapolis-St. Paul local 12 Surrealists Union.
Design in Motion
Director Philip Harder presents an evening of design in motion with featured screenings to
include Why Man Creates by Saul Bass, Toccata for Toy Trains and Tops by
Ray & Charles Eames, Ghosts Before Breakfast by Hans Richter, John
Whitney's Permutations and Experiments in Motion Graphics; Lines, Spines
and Porcupines, Designing With Everyday Materials: Straws, The Social Side
of Health, Discovering Dark and Light, Where¹s My Left Testicle by Trevor
Adams, and Woman Times Seven (title sequence).
A Pair of Blue Jeans
DJ Boost artfully weaves the life story of a pair of blue jeans with music and moving
The World of Television
Guest curator Mark Harr takes us back in time for a cinematic investigation of television,
complete with commercial interruptions.....
The Blue Angel
German language, german subtitles, translated and
narrated live on the spot for your cinematic enjoyment!
Zero for Conduct (1933)
A feature length
motion picture directed by Jean Vigo.
length motion picture directed by Eric Tretbar.
The Study of Science and Industry
Men In Trees
An Evening with The National Projects Explorers Club
"Te Pito O Te Henua" - Journey to the Navel of the World
Join the National Projects
Explorers Club as we journey through an evening of pure cinematic excitement. We'll navigate
precarious waterways with Lewis and Clark, sink into the beautiful blue off the Island of Palau,
and top off our evening by constructing a balsa raft and sailing it across the South Pacific to
demonstrate the possibility of aboriginal South American voyages to obscure Oceanic islands.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to swap survival stories, compare compasses, check your
maps, and sign on for the expedition of a lifetime. We will journey to the navel of the world!
Love in Winter
For Art & Love
Love & Commitment
The 5th Annual National Projects Two-Minute Film Trials
An evening of films clocking in at under 120 seconds with
filmmakers competing for respect, prestige, and gigantic prizes!
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