The Louisville Film Society presents Nickelodeon Nights

The Louisville Film Society presents Nickelodeon Nights

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 Film 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

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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