Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2pm
The Children's Cinema

361 Stagg Street, Suite 407, Brooklyn

Gertie the Dinosaur, Winsor McCay, 1914, 16mm, 14 mins
Radio Dynamics, Oskar Fischinger, 1942, 16mm, 4 mins
Pacific 231, Jean Mitry, 1949, digital projection, 10 mins
Two: A Film Fable, Satyajit Ray, 1964, digital projection, 16 mins
Cockaboody, Faith and John Hubley, 1974, 16mm, 9 mins
Sid, Jeff Scher, 1998, 16mm, 4 mins

In February 2020, Light Industry presented its first-ever show especially for kids: a recreation of a 1958 screening at Amos and Marcia Vogel’s influential film society Cinema 16. That program will now become a regular offering, The Children’s Cinema, named after the Vogels’ own series. Under this banner, we’ll be presenting a number of upcoming events with the junior cinephile in mind.

For this particular lineup we’ve assembled an array of screen classics that span the breadth of the twentieth century. You’ll see the world’s first cartoon dinosaur, Winsor McCay’s Gertie, who began entertaining audiences over a hundred years ago; you’ll thrill to the visual music of Oskar Fischinger’s Radio Dynamics and its elaborate color harmonies. The trainspotter in all of us will delight in Jean Mitry’s Pacific 231, a chugging montage of glorious steam engines. A wordless classic inspired by silent cinema, Satyajit Ray’s Two concerns a pair of boys, one rich and one poor, who become rivals, while the Hubleys’ animation Cockaboody portrays the antics of their real-life daughters Georgia (later of Yo La Tengo fame) and Emily, who move seamlessly between fantasy and reality as only children can. The show concludes with Jeff Scher’s Sid, a dizzying portrait of a little dog who just can’t let go.

Tickets - Pay what you can ($10 suggested donation), available at door. Advanced tickets available here.

Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 1:30pm.

Print of Gertie the Dinosaur courtesy Tommy José Stathes.

The Children’s Cinema is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.