16mm Film Festival

News item published on: 2017-02-06 09:55:48

To showcase some of the 16mm films in the collection, University Libraries is hosting a 16mm film festival on March 1 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 four of these films.

Begone Dull Care (1949) features the work of artists who scratched and painted directly on the film to create the animation.

A Rock in the Road (1968) follows four men who fall over a rock in the middle of the road and how one puts an end to the tripping.

Animation pioneer Raoul Servais created Chromophobia (1966) as an “anti-authoritarian manifesto” where three people bring color to a gray world.

Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman (1980) follows three brothers who get lost in the forest and encounter a witch.

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