Thursday, February 02, 2006

WCBE 90.5 FM: It's Movie Time co-hosts John DeSando & Clay Lowe Screen Short Films Today In Hopkins Hall on The Ohio State University's Campus

A Week at the Movies
Monday January 30 – Friday February 3, 2006
Hopkins Hall
The College of the Arts,
The Ohio State University

A week of non-stop film: classics, independents, local, video, 16mm and curated selections from OSU’s Film Studies Collection, the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, and others. Freshly made popcorn all week!

Thursday February 2, 2006

12:30-2:00 Pimp My Shorts: An Eclectic Screening of Cutting Edge Videos from the Past that Still Possess the Ability to Shock, Provoke, and Entice
Co-hosts: Clay Lowe & John DeSando, "It's Movie Time," WCBE 905 FM


American Time Capsule, 1968
Charles Braverman condenses two hundred years of American history into three volable minutes. Made for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS-TV.
The brothers' choice of guests, predominantly antiwar, left-wing, and outspoken; their fights over material; and their repeated failure to deliver finished programs early enough in the week for the censors to get them edited by air time on Sunday were all advanced as reasons when the series was abruptly canceled. There was a good deal of furor over freedom of speech and the like, but the CBS decision stuck. The Smothers Brothers were replaced by Hee Haw.
--Tim Brooks, Earl Marsh,The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, 1946-Present, 1979

Media Burn/Cadillac Ranch (Excerpts), 1974-75 by ANT FARM
The Cadillac Ranch Show is a tribute to the rise and fall of the tailfin. Ten Cadillacs are buried, fins up, in afield near Amarillo, Texas.Media Burn is a live performance transformed by TV into a media event. It becomes a potent mixture of America's love affair with the automobile and its addiction to TV. Considered a modern classic.

The Cadillac Ranch Show and Media Burn were re-edited in 1980, and are now available on one thirty minute cassette. Selected for retrospective screening at the American Film Institute's first Video Festival, Washington, D.C., 1981.

Magritte Sur La Plage, 1977, 14 minutes by Ros Barron
Had Surrealist painter Magritte chosen video instead of paint as his medium, he may well have made a program like this.

Ros Barron became active in television production in 1970 at WGBH, Boston where she worked under a Rockefeller Artist-In-Television Grant with the New Television Workshop. Her work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, in February 1981 and shown at the Helen Schlein Gallery in Boston. WGBH recently produced a documentary on Barron's work to be aired on PBS.

Battleground OSU: The Campus Unrest of 1970, 1985, 30 minutes
By Gary Cook & Jose Cardenas, Department of Photography and Cinema, The Ohio State University

On May 1, 1970 a group of student demonstrators closed the iron gates that barred access to Neil Ave. at 11th, than a major entrance to the OSU campus. The State Highway Patrol was called in to disperse the protestors and re-open the gates. This incident touched off a wave of violent unrest in which 7 people were shot and countless others injured. The events of the week that followed were to alter the perception of a nation. This tells the story as seen by the eyes of 6 people who lived it. The video features never before seen archival footage that for many years, was feared lost when confiscated by the Ohio National Guard.