The Secret Cinema presents JAZZ & SWING RARITIES II
Friday, March 8, 2019
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia
215-922-3456 ext. 300
On Friday, March 8, The Secret Cinema will present JAZZ & SWING RARITIES
II, a program of short films from Hollywood’s golden age showcasing
musicians such as Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich, Nat “King” Cole, Gene Krupa,
Anita O’Day, Noble Sissle, Jimmy Dorsey, Helen O’Connell, and many others.
This program will include 100% different material than our last JAZZ &
SWING RARITIES screening…and that happened ten years ago. So if swing is
your thing, you’d better not miss this!
Jazz, America’s own music, came of age roughly at the same time as the
motion picture, and they have shared a long and fruitful history together.
Many of the first experiments in synchronizing sound with movies were used
to capture performances of early jazz musicians, and the first talking
feature film starred Al Jolson as THE JAZZ SINGER.
JAZZ & SWING RARITIES II will include a variety of vintage short subject
genres: straight performance films, musical shorts with dramatic and
comedic plots, a cartoon, and “Soundies” films produced for use in the
Mills Panoram film jukebox of the early 1940s. The Secret Cinema has
presented other programs in the past that have included these types of
films, but most of the films to be included in JAZZ & SWING RARITIES II
will be making their Secret Cinema debut.
The screening will be shown in the beautiful Sanctuary of the Fleisher Art
Memorial in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood (just South of Center
City). Free parking is available in the Fleisher’s parking lot, just
across the street.
There will be one complete screening at 8:00 pm. Admission is $9.00.
As usual, all Secret Cinema programs are projected in 16mm film on a giant
screen (not video).
SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE: http://www.thesecretcinema.com
FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL WEBSITE: http://fleisher.org