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Underground Films: “Civilization” (1916) 8mm w/ Music | Berkeley

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710



Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley

Underground Films: Civilization (1916) 8mm w/ Music | BerkeleyThe Berkeley Underground Film Society (BUFS) 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 screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints from their collection.

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Civilization (1916) 8mm/Musical Accompaniment | Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley

Underground Films: Civilization (1916) 8mm w/ Music | BerkeleyCivilization is a 1916 American pacifist allegorical film about a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country’s enemies. The film was a big-budget spectacle that was compared to both Birth of a Nation and the paintings of Jean-François Millet.

The film was a popular success and was credited by the Democratic National Committee with helping to re-elect Woodrow Wilson as the U.S. President in 1916. The film was also the first to depict Jesus Christ as a character in a motion picture, leading some to criticize the depiction as in “poor taste.”
Musical accompaniment will be provided for this film.


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