Oddball Films and guest curator Lynn Cursaro present Pop! Goes the Classroom: School Films in the Age of Groovy. Many 1960’s sensibilities trickled down to the educational films of the 1970s - with wild and beautiful results. Facts and dates gave way to concepts, color and action. Narration-free documentary shorts, such as Night People’s Day (1971) and Pier “73” (1970s), provided more than just information about hidden workplaces, they gave students room to observe. Music was a natural subject here: Crash, Bang, Boom (1970), an early seventies oddity, proved that “school” plus “band” could add up to "far out", while What is Rhythm? (1975) wants us plugged into the tempo of everything. Cans (1970) salutes the humble tin’s ubiquity and disposability in this DIY mini-doc. Basic Body Movement (1969) finds its charm in the disconnect between in vivid visuals and the laughable authority voiceover; and the unforgettable Toes Tell (1969) shares the hippie-dippy odyssey of a girl and her curious barefeet. There’s MORE! Home-baked POP-centric gingerbread will be among the complimentary treats from the curator’s kitchen!
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