A year ago, we honored Dog Appreciation Month, and had a howling good time.
This year, on April 27th, we'll honor Earth Day as the baton is passed from dogs to frogs for a hoppin' good time.
Why frogs as Earth Day ambassadors?
Well, April 27th marks the 5th annual "Save the Frogs" Day, so they'll wear two hats for an event reminding us that in more than one way, it's not easy being green.
After all, recycling takes motivation, much like your support for this green-conscious film series (greener than usual on the 27th), and thanks!
Having pond-ered the menu for one froggy evening, we'll spring into action with three international short films starring webbed sensations who are toadily American and Canadian, respectively, along with a Czechoslovakian who's a tad polish.
They'll provide 30 minutes of jumping from animation to live-action, after which we'll leap into the (short) featured attraction, 30 YEARS OF FUN.....but without frogs, for that concludes the amphibious portion of the program.
Nonetheless, 30 YEARS OF FUN continues the evening's "green" theme, moving from lily pad to launch pad for a loving look back at low-emission resourcefulness during cinema's silent era, unlike the shamefully oversized carbon-footprint stomped around in Hollywood these days.
Join us on Saturday, April 27th, at 7:15 p.m. at the Newman Center (90 Broad Street, SUNY campus).
Free and open to everyone, this is an all-16mm, all-celluloid event with no high-fructose digital additives whatsoever.
Please help support proudly organic film preservation/appreciation!