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The Louisville Film Society presents Nickelodeon Nights
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If you are of my generation, any mention of Nickelodeon immediately brings to mind Saturday mornings vegging out in front of the television, taking in what many of you continue to swear was some of the finest animated children's programming ever to exist. Shows like Doug

and

Hey Arnold

and

The Angry Beavers

helped to define many a childhood. But! The term “nickelodeon” harks back to 1905, and denotes a vastly important step in the evolution of the modern film viewing experience. The nickelodeon was the first group-based exhibition space for film, where previously people would look into peeping machines. These places would usually charge five cents for admission (hence the “nickel”) and would generally showcase collections of short films.

Tomorrow, Friday, the Louisville Film Society seeks to recapture the essence of this early form of cinema with Nickelodeon Nights, presented at the Dreamland Fil

m Center. The night will feature a wide selection of short films, including:


+Excerpts from Sigur Ros'

Valtari Film Experiment

+Jesse McLean's

Magic For Beginners
+

Zachary Trietz's

We're Leaving
+

Jim Henson's

Timepiece
+

Wladyslaw Sarewicz's

The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman

To name a few..

Nickelodeon Nights is presented in conjunction with the First Friday Trolly Hop. The show starts at 6:00 and is free with purchase of a concession. The Dreamland Film Center is located at 810 E. Market Street. Complete information can be found at the LFS website.

P.S. Check out the most recent episode of the Movie Meltdown podcast, wherein we, the Meltdown crew, sit down with LFS president Tracy Heightchew to discuss Andrea Arnold's film

Fish Tank

(along with tangents about strip clubs, Klaus Kinski, spaghetti westerns and sex doll films).

Image: LFS website


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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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