16mm Film Festival

To showcase some of the 16mm films in the collection, University Libraries is hosting a 16mm film festival on September 22 at 6 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery. In the days before Netflix and DVDs, movies and educational productions were shown to classes on 16mm film. University Libraries owns a number of these old films that were used at Southern Miss from the 1950s to the 1980s. The 16mm Film Festival will feature two of these films.

The silent film Lonedale Operator (1911) focuses on a woman and her adventures working at a telegraph station. Braverman’s Condensed Cream of Beatles (1974), a 1974 Oscar winner, highlights the Beatles’ career in the 1960s with music, live footage and animation. These films will provide a glimpse into films of previous decades while providing a nostalgic experience of watching the films on an old 16mm projector.

Gourmet popcorn and beverages will be served. Contact Michele Frasier-Robinson at Susan.FrasierRobinson@usm.edu or 601.266.6168 for more information or with questions.