Part of Science on Screen® 2019.
This unique live experience assembles a wide array of digital restorations and 16mm prints of early cinema’s finest science-focused and science-fiction films. Featuring “trick films”, experimental pieces, sci-fi oddities, and science-centered works—including work by pioneering women and African-American artists—the program will be accompanied with live original scores by members of the Hyasynth House collective.
Down in the Deep (1907), H20 (1929), Princess Nicotine (1909), Entr'acte (1924), The Cameraman's Revenge (1912), Verdict: Not Guilty (1933), Falling Leaves (1912), Mercy the Mummy Mumbled (1918), and Suspense (1913)
Live musical accompaniment by:
Adrienne Franke, Belly Full Of Stars, Dream Chambers, Eve Maret, Linda Heck, Rhendi Greenwell, Tessa♡ (Cassie Lopez and Edie Bab)
Science of Celluloid: Technology, Art, and Innovation
The screening will be introduced by Jennifer Fay, Director, Cinema & Media Arts and Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and English at Vanderbilt University with a conversation following the screening about the science of early filmmaking.
About the Speakers:
Jennifer Fay is associate professor of film and English at Vanderbilt University. She specializes in American and continental film theory and history, ecological criticism, and the political economy of cinema. She is author of Theaters of Occupation: Hollywood and the Reeducation of Postwar Germany and Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene, as well as the co-author of Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization.
About Hyasynth House:
We are a Nashville-based electronic music collective for female, trans and non-binary folx [sic].
Our Mission: (1) To provide access to knowledge and resources pertaining to the field via workshops, with a focus on experimentation using electronic media (2) To empower creative expression and increase the visibility of female, non-binary, and trans folks in the local music scene through organizing shows and events (3) To inspire conversation around topics such as: gender equality and racial diversity in electronic music, barriers and solutions to equal access to electronic media, how to create safe and welcoming learning environments for minority groups