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Monday, February 13, 2006

Cine16 this Thursday: the joys of cartoon corpuscles!

Another third Thursday of the month brings another Cine16 showing!

This month's theme is "What Beats a Heart?" If you like Valentine's Day, enjoy this belated Valentine's Day event! Or, if you share our opinion of the holiday, consider the theme a celebration of the marvels of the cardiovascular system.

Here's what you need to know!

The Academic Film Archive of St. Louis and The Missouri Historical Society present:

CINE 16- Vintage School Films
Two very special films for this month's theme: "What Beats a Heart?"

"Hemo the Magnificent" (1957) by director Frank Capra (of "It's a Wonderful Life" fame)

"The Red Balloon" (1956) Winner of the Academy Award for Best Short Film in 1956

Films start at 7PM (south entrance will remain open after museum hours)
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Southwestern Bell Education Center (lower level)
Missouri Historical Society, corner of Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis.

The 2nd level snack bar will be open before the show and during intermission. Enjoy your food and drink during the show.

Directions and museum information:

The Academic Film Archive of St. Louis is a satellite program of the Academic Film Archive of North America, based in San Jose, California. The series is co-curated in St. Louis by Claire Nowak-Boyd and Michael Allen. Bud Stanfield is the series projectionist. Evalyn Williams is the St. Louis archive manager. The Missouri Historical Society generously provides the screening venue.

What is "academic film"? From the early 1900s to about 1985, many of the best art, history, social science, literature and science films made were produced for academic settings on 16 millimeter film. AFA is dedicated to preserving these films and to educating the public about films of this era through free screenings and lectures.

For more information about AFANA, visit http://www.afana.org

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