Scopitone A Go Go


Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 8, 2023 7:30 PM
Film Info


Dennis Nyback was world-renowned for his collection of Scopitones, essentially MTV for folks living in the 60s. You'd pop some coins into a machine and watch a mind-blowing 16mm film of a song like Joi Lansing's "Caught in the Web of Love" or "High Boots" by Mr. Eraserhead (the machines were not stocked full of Beatles tunes!). He sold a DVD of this program on his website and we tracked a copy to show it in his memory. All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the American Cancer Society. From Dennis's website: "When I showed this in New York in 1997 MTV put me on the world wide news. A wonderful program of music shorts from the early 1960’s in garish color and magnetic sound. If you have never seen a Scopitone on the big screen you have not lived."