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Gary Meyer Selects: Trailers and Short Films

  • Special Guest

    Gary Meyer opened his first theater in a hayloft as a teenager. He cofounded Landmark Theatres starting with Berkeley’s UC Theater. Later he revived the Balboa Theatre and was a director of the Telluride Film Festival; he publishes EatDrinkFilms.com.

Join us for a tour through my life of going to the movies. The selection ranges from George Méliès to Gunvor Nelson, Norman McLaren to Stan Brakhage, Alfred Hitchcock to Mel Brooks, and much more in a program of classic and contemporary short films guaranteed to be hilarious, experimental, thought-provoking, animated, outrageous, and inspiring. Many are about the experience of cinema itself. There will also be rarely seen trailers that defy our expectations of what we expect from “previews of coming attractions.” An evening of surprises!

—Gary Meyer