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Soundies: Cinematic Jukebox of Rare 1940s Musical Films | Berkeley

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Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710


LOOP Presents: Soundies is a cinematic jukebox of rare musical films from the origins of sound on film until it’s decline with Scopitone technology.

Soundies were three-minute musical films, produced in New York City, Chicago, and Hollywood, between 1940 and 1946, often including short dance sequences, similar to later music videos. Scopitone is a type of jukebox featuring a 16 mm film component. Scopitone films were a forerunner of music videos. The Italian Cinebox/Colorama and Color-Sonics were competing, lesser-known technologies of the time. 16mm/B&W/Color/Sound/70 min.

The film series is in connection with the Berkeley Underground Film Society at The Tannery in Berkeley. A musical Kaleidoscope of film shorts, this program highlights the earliest examples of sound on film until it’s decline.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, History, KFOG, Movies
Address: 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710

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