Antique Science

octopus-4Date: Friday, July 10
Time: 7:30
Admission: $3.00

Curious Expeditions Presents: Antique Science

An evening of unexpected and obscure nature films. Each short film will be introduced by Jessica Oreck, director of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, a beautiful documentary on insect collecting in Japan.

The evening will feature the trailer for Oreck’s fascinating film, as well as short films by Jean Painleve, the great french nature documentarian of early avant-garde documentaries on everything from crystals to seahorses to vampire bats.

Then we’ll have a look at The Cameraman’s Revenge, a silent stop-motion film from 1912 by the Polish animator, Wladyslaw Starewicz (1882-1965). The leading players of this short animation are real insects.

Antique Science will also introduce you to a behind-the-scenes film documenting the techniques of Disney’s vintage nature films. The films of insect-life and plant time lapses are beautiful, the early filming techniques awe-inspiring, and the 1950s naturalist couples who made them adorable.

We’ll round the evening off with a outtake reel from one of our favorite nature hosts, plus a few other surprises, time warranting.

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  • Beetle Queen » Antique Science

    [...] Curious Expeditions has invited me to curate a night of obscure science and nature films at their new event/exhibition space in Brooklyn, called The Observatory. The event takes place on July 10th at 7:30pm.  Admission is $3.00.  Inexpensive wine will be available for purchase.  I promise to make it worth your evening and your $3.00. Find out more here. [...]

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