Saturday, December 3, 2022 from Noon to Midnight
From the Collection of Jake Perlin

361 Stagg Street, Suite 407, Brooklyn

This weekend Light Industry will be hosting an all-day marathon of prints drawn from the personal collection of Jake Perlin. Long a pillar of film culture in New York, Jake served as a programmer in the early years of BAMCinématek, as Programmer at Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and later as the founding Artistic Director of Metrograph. Today he works as the proprietor of the most excellent distributor and publisher The Film Desk and Creative Director of Cinema Conservancy. He was also a videostore clerk at Alan’s Alley and one of Light Industry’s first guest curators, way back in 2008.

The programs listed below are but a sampling of Perlin’s holdings, shows chock-full of truly deep cuts and rarities, including, to name just a handful: a campaign film for Harlem councilmember Benjamin Davis, one of the few communists ever to hold city office in New York; a Disney-produced educational film about venereal disease; a pristine print of Godard and Miéville’s Comment ça va. Also featured is the militant collage cinema of Santiago Álvarez, a little Aretha Franklin, a great cat movie, and a few unlisted surprises.

Starts at Noon
Box office opens at 11:30am.

Cats, 16mm, 17 mins
Honeymoon Hotel, Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 1971, 16mm, 4 mins
Louise Smells a Rat, Anne Flournoy, 1982, 16mm, 4 mins
VD Attack Plan (Spanish Version), Disney, 1973, 16mm, 17 mins
Stripper at Ease, Dennis Petoff, 16mm, 11 mins
The People's Holiday, United May Day Committee, 16mm, 11 mins
Oreos: Little Girls Have Pretty Curls, Morris Engel, 1962, 16mm, 1 min

Starts at 2pm
Box office opens at 1:30pm.

Cuba: The Battle of the Ten Million, SLON (Chris Marker and Valérie Mayoux, with Santiago Álvarez), 1971, 16mm, 60 mins
Susan After the Sugar Harvest, Peter Robinson, 1970, 16mm, 27 mins

Starts at 4pm
Box office opens at 3:30pm.

The Selling of the Pentagon, Peter Davis, 1971, 16mm, 60 mins
LBJ, Santiago Álvarez, 1968, 16mm, 18 mins

Starts at 6pm
Box office opens at 5:30pm.

Sketches for Late City Final, Jem Cohen, Peter Hutton, Jeff Preiss, Adam Grossman Cohen, co-produced by Fred Riedel, DVD (from VHS/16mm, Super-8, Hi-8, 3/4" U-matic), c. 1991, 24 mins
What’s Happening in Harlem, CPUSA, 1949, 16mm, 11 mins
Trailer for The Education of Sonny Carson, 1974, 16mm, 1 min
New Blues, St. Clair Bourne, 1980, 16mm, 25 mins

Starts at 8pm
Box office opens at 7:30pm.

Comment ça va, Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, 1976, 16mm, 78 mins

Starts at 10pm
Box office opens at 9:30pm.

Aretha Franklin: Soul Singer, 1968, 16mm, 25 mins
Stations of the Elevated, Manfred Kirchheimer, 16mm, 1981, 45 mins

Special thanks to Harvard Film Archive.

Tickets - Pay what you can ($10-$50 suggested donation for an all-day pass), available at door.

Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. No entry 10 minutes after start of show.

Photo of Perlin above courtesy of Ed Halter.