Free Documentary: A Boy Named Charlie Brown | Berkeley
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, Ca 94710
BUFS or the Berkeley Underground Film Society is an all ages club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco area. Their goal is to review and share a selective film history of movies on film.
Every Sunday, they’ll screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints in our collection.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1963)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown is an unreleased television documentary film about Charles M. Schulz and his creation Peanuts, produced by Lee Mendelson with some animated scenes by Bill Meléndez and music by Vince Guaraldi. Although never aired on television, this 30-minute 1963 documentary was instrumental in garnering commercial support and the creative teamwork that resulted in A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 and the ensuing series of Peanuts television specials. Portions of the film were used in commercials for A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965.
Why Man Creates (1968)
Why Man Creates focuses on the creative process and the different approaches taken to that process. It is divided into eight sections: The Edifice, Fooling Around, The Process, Judgment, A Parable, Digression, The Search, and The Mark. The movie won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. In 2002, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.