Lost & Found Film Club

Lost & Found Film Club Lost & Found Film Club is a showcase of ephemeral, industrial, educational, and sponsored films of the 20th century.
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A carefully curated VG+ hodgepodge of scattershot celluloid, packed as densely as library stacks and presented in the gloriously fuzzed-out 16mm format! What began as an after-hours tradition is now a monthly showcase of ephemeral, industrial, unusual, educational and under-recognized films of the 20th century, some of which were never intended to be seen on the big screen, until now. On any given Lost And Found night, the program might contain experimental shorts, educational films, social engineering and training films, advertisements, mental hygiene madness, animation, documentaries, student works, home movies on rusted reels -- you name it! Come soak in every atom of a dreamy bricolage saturated with gorgeous Kodachrome palettes, dubious science, gentle vérité, wacked-out works and so much more — see what slipped through the splices. Available for all kinds of indoor/outdoor pop-up screenings; parties, bands, weddings, bat mitzvahs, etc. Instagram: @lostnfoundfilmclub Tumblr: http://lostnfoundfilmclub.tumblr.com/

Happy [belated] Public Domain Day! Tens of thousands of works from 1923 are now publicly available! If anyone sees a cop...
01/03/2019

Happy [belated] Public Domain Day! Tens of thousands of works from 1923 are now publicly available! If anyone sees a copy of this lost, star-studded epic lying around, you know who to DM. 😎🎞️
See a selection of titles here: https://bit.ly/2TkxaL0

It's not every day a long-lost unreleased concert film gets a surprise holiday theatrical release-- but it's happening t...
11/21/2018
Check Out Trailer And Poster For Aretha Franklin Docu ‘Amazing Grace’

It's not every day a long-lost unreleased concert film gets a surprise holiday theatrical release-- but it's happening this week, with Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace!"

Here is the trailer and poster for Amazing Grace, the Sydney Pollack-directed documentary shot in 1972 at the New Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles when Aretha Franklin was 29 and at the pea…

Happy Halloween! As you don your spooky make-up and hallowed garbs this eve, please enjoy these sultry stills of Humphre...
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween! As you don your spooky make-up and hallowed garbs this eve, please enjoy these sultry stills of Humphrey Bogart on-set, and behind the scenes of under-seen horror/noir/comedy, "The Return of Dr. X" (1939). Be still, beating heart...❤️💀❤️ #undeadsexy #costumeinspo

08/20/2018
BBC Archive

BBC Archive

#OnThisDay 1970: Nationwide checked out one of the world's smallest circuses.

San Francisco 16mm Job Posting from Canyon Cinema Foundation
08/15/2018
Canyon Cinema Foundation

San Francisco 16mm Job Posting from Canyon Cinema Foundation

Canyon is hiring a temporary Assistant Director position (September - January). Applications are being accepted until August 27th. Check out the job description for the full details.

08/01/2018
SCREENTIME - Preview Trailer

Hello Film Lovers! Wondering what we've been up to lately? We're excited to announce that Brendt has completed a book of drawings & poems about the movies. SCREENTIME is now available for pre-order! Watch the preview trailer & click here for more info: http://bit.ly/screentimebook

07/13/2018

Happy Friday the 13th! Here's some good luck from the Chicago Film Archives - JoAnn Elam's 16mm film, CATS, featured in Pola Chapelle's INTERCAT '69 (the first official International Cat Film Festival)

06/26/2018
Project the Right Image

Project the Right Image

A light hearted look at how to use a 16mm film projector. The film uses the device of showing the wrong way to approach the task followed by the correct meth...

03/27/2018
Chicago Film Archives

Chicago Film Archives

Michelle’s Pick of the Week: “J.P. Somersaulter’s Première Cartoon Cartoon” (Somersaulter-Moats and Somersaulter Collection, 1974, color, sound)

I love the Somersaulter-Moats-Somersaulter collection at CFA. When I say that I love this collection, I mean, I really REALLY LOVE it! The Somersaulter-Moats & Somersaulter (Pajon Arts) animations are some of the most striking, unique, wacky, smart, and brilliant films that I’ve seen … ever. Lillian Somersaulter Moats, JP Somersaulter, and Michael Moats worked collaboratively (typically Lillian and JP created images and animations & Michael created original music and sound mixes) and the team made animated films for children and adults - both independently and for distribution by Cornet, Simon & Schuster, etc. While it’s hard to choose just one film to highlight from the collection, my most recent favorite is "J.P. Somersaulter’s Première Cartoon Cartoon" (1974). It’s "perfectly ridiculous!"

You can see a beautiful 16mm print of the film at CFA’s next “Out of the Vault” screening, "Anywhere But Here – Experimental Animation," on Saturday April 28 at Chicago Filmmakers! Please come - the event listing is in the comments below!

To learn more about the Somersaulter-Moats-Somersaulter Collection, please visit: https://bit.ly/2IZLUKM

01/28/2018

WATCH: A/V Geeks is rolling 16s LIVE tonight @5p PST! 🎞📽👀👍🏽

01/22/2018
Shinsetsu Kachi Kachi Yama [新説カチカチ山, 1936, Kon Ichikawa]

Before director Kon Ichikawa made live-action films, he created this early animated short, a fun Japanese answer to the Disney shorts of the early 30's.

One of Kon Ichikawa's surviving animated shorts from the JO Studio. From a DVD that also contains his rare two-reel puppet film, "Musume Dojoji", his 1969 do...

Happy Holidays from your friends at Lost & Found Film Club! Collage by Zena Grey
12/24/2017

Happy Holidays from your friends at Lost & Found Film Club! Collage by Zena Grey

11/30/2017
Kodacolor Party HD

Before Kodachrome, there was Kodacolor! Some of the first color home movies were created with this rare and unusual lenticular process. Check out a sample, noting the vertical lines resulting from the embossed film and special projection lens required. #TBT

In 1928, George Eastman announced the development of full color home movies by his company, Eastman Kodak. This show was assembled for the 75th anniversary o...

10/31/2017
Halloween Safety (1977)

Happy Halloween! Be safe out there, boils and ghouls!

This 11-minute, color film is designed to acquaint primary through intermediate students with Halloween safety. The film presents a little girl who has an un...

10/26/2017

Our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Stephen Parr (Oddball Films). A giant in the 16mm film community, the aesthetic sensibility and dedication to film preservation that Stephen exuded was a great inspiration to us, as well as anyone who visited his archive or attended his screenings. Thanks for your kindness and generosity, Stephen. You will be missed. Love & Film forever.

10/23/2017
Bela Lugosi Home Movies

Dracula, mad scientist, or just Grandpa? Watch over an hour of Bela Lugosi's personal home movie collection! #hugsnothauntings #happyhalloween

Over an hour of Bela's home movies

10/05/2017
Mike Jittlov: Animato - Fashionation (1979)

BLAST OFF! Check out this incredible, rare, collage-animated music video from one of our heroes, the Wizard of Speed and Time, aka. Mike Jittlov​:

Found this transfer of Fashionation on an old Umatic Tape. Looks like it was a direct videotaping of a projector as it has some flicker. Was a bitch to remov...

08/23/2017

We have not felt safe to comment publicly on the current situation at Cinefamily until this moment. The recent news illustrating the extent of Cinefamily's abuse and manipulation of employees and volunteers is heartbreaking and disturbing, but sadly, not entirely surprising. New allegations aside, the theater’s long-term disorganization and executive mismanagement should be cause enough for restructuring. But every day, it seems there is more to unspool. It is this toxic and persistently unprofessional work culture that brought a sudden hiatus to Lost & Found Film Club screenings and our promotion of Cinefamily events. While our love of film remains intact, we cannot stand to see the passion of movie lovers continually taken advantage of. Film culture should always strive to be inclusive, for it is nothing without the devoted employees, volunteers and movie-goers who make it possible. Their wellbeing is more important than the films.

Everyone affected by Cinefamily has a unique story to tell, shaped by the time at which they became involved, the level of their involvement, and the terms on which they may have left. Some of us have been pained and disillusioned for years, while being made to feel we were wrong or crazy for speaking up. After recognizing our experiences were not anomalous, but rather, part of a vicious cycle, we carefully backed away. This cycle cannot continue, or more lives will be affected.

Especially in the age of all-pervasive new media, movie theaters should be safe spaces for everyone. While we are grateful to have been able to screen 16mm films for an appreciative audience, we sincerely apologize to all patrons who have ever felt unsafe at Cinefamily, and dutifully accept responsibility for any way our events may have played a part in allowing a harmful environment to persist. We hope this deeply upsetting situation can be resolved justly, and that it can be channeled into art, creativity, and positive change for the good of movie lovers everywhere. Now we can only hope to be there for you, as you have been there for us.

- Zena & Brendt

Atlas Obscura checks in on MGM's Dogville Comedies produced by Pete Smith. We don't know of any available 35mm screening...
08/07/2017
The 1930s Film Parodies Starring Only Dogs

Atlas Obscura checks in on MGM's Dogville Comedies produced by Pete Smith. We don't know of any available 35mm screening prints, but perhaps someday...

The "Barkies" were popular with audiences, but drew ire from animal welfare groups.

Looking forward to this series of rarely screened Latin American features of the 30's and 40's!
07/18/2017
Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles | UCLA Film & Television Archive

Looking forward to this series of rarely screened Latin American features of the 30's and 40's!

UCLA Film & Television Archive is preparing a major research, preservation and exhibition project, as part of the Getty led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 will recreate the Spanish-language film culture of do...

06/13/2017
The Way of Peace (1947)

Watch UCLA Film & Television Archive's new restoration of Frank Tashlin's 1947 stop-motion cautionary animation, "The Way of Peace." More info on this unusual religious film here: http://bit.ly/2rt6SHL

Produced for the American Lutheran Church, with original conception and technical supervision by Reverend H.K. Rasbach, the unorthodox animated religious sho...

05/14/2017
Mother Cat And Her Baby Skunks 1958

Happy Mothers Day to moms of all species!

Mother Cat And Her Baby Skunks 1958 The story of a mother cat and three orphaned baby skunks which she rescues and raises with her own kittens. Help us get m...

12/13/2016
Instagram video by Lost & Found Film Club • Dec 13, 2016 at 12:07am UTC

WOW. Currently freaking out over some newly acquired, totally stunning road trip footage of Hollywood (and beyond) from **1939** Here's just a taste, more to come!
Attn: Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation #lostandfound #hollywood #earlcarrolltheater #nickelodeonstudios #sunsetandvine

See this Instagram video by @lostnfoundfilmclub

12/09/2016
A Christmas Fantasy

We don't have a Holiday show this year, but leave it to A/V Geeks to come to the rescue with an egg nog-soaked Christmas mix to warm your winter.

Idyllic childhood scenes of Christmas - including a creepy Santa mask. To help with the A/V Geeks mission to share these forgotten films unearthed in their a...

Getting ready for the holiday season? What are your favorite films this time of year?
12/02/2016
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Getting ready for the holiday season? What are your favorite films this time of year?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from your ghoulfriends at Lost & Found Film Club
10/31/2016
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN
from your ghoulfriends at Lost & Found Film Club

We wish you a merry (and debaucherous) Halloweekend!
10/28/2016
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We wish you a merry (and debaucherous) Halloweekend!

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