Herb Shellenberger

IHP 79-13: A Short Film Program
April 4, 2013
International House Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Opening night program of Cinedelphia Film Festival 2013

In late 2012, the staff of International House Philadelphia’s Arts program started a concerted effort to begin examining and working through their “archive,” a few rooms overstuffed with dusty boxes that hadn’t been touched in years. Through many hours of lugging, sorting and organizing, a clearer picture has come through regarding the legacy of film and video programming at IHP, a legacy that reaches back to the mid-1970s.

"IHP 79-13" is the first of what we hope to be an ongoing examination that brings our past into the present and future. In the summer of 1979, IHP welcomed the Neighborhood Film Project into the building and organization. This partnership was celebrated with “Rialto Bijou: Films for Summer Nights,” a series of fun and interesting short films. Our program for Cinedelphia Film Festival will bring together a number of animated, comedic and experimental 16mm short films that were screened in this series, including work by well-loved filmmakers George Kuchar, Robert Breer and Sally Cruikshank. Audience members will receive a reproduction of the series catalog and are encouraged to come early to view the exhibition of letters, posters, photos and ephemera showcasing the history of film at IHP in our east gallery.

Pasadena Freeway Stills, Gary Beydler, 1974, US, 16mm, silent, 6'
Hold Me While I’m Naked, George Kuchar, 1966, US, 16mm, 15'
Coney, Frank & Caroline Mouris, 1975, US, 16mm, 5'
Shorelines, Al Jarnow, 1977, US, 16mm, 3'
Styx, Jan Krawitz & Thomas Ott, 1977, US, 16mm, 10'
Rubber Cement, Robert Breer, 1976, US, 16mm, 10'
Real Italian Pizza, David Rimmer, 1971, US/Canada, 16mm, 10'
Quasi at the Quackadero, Sally Cruikshank, 1975, US, 16mm, 10'
Rapid Eye Movements, Jeff Carpenter & Mary Lambert, 1977, US, 16mm, 13'
Hand Held Day, Gary Beydler, 1975, US, 16mm, silent, 6'