ASTORIA — Church of Film presents a program of short films showcasing early colorization at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Anita, 1312 Commercial St.
Church of Film has presented a wide array of experimental cult cinema to much acclaim for a number of years in Portland.
The program is a treasure trove of short film work from the beginning of cinema to the mid-20th century, revealing filmmakers trying to break free from the silver screen into glorious color.
The Anita set will feature beautiful hand-stenciled coloration, two-tone Technicolor processing, and other means and methods of bringing images into living color.
Films will include Pathécolor fairy tale films, scandalous pre-code dance skits like “The Devil’s Cabaret” and other candy-colored adventures. Get your eyes drunk!
The program will be preceded by a set by musical Kranky artist Benoît Pioulard.