16mm Film Festival

News item published on: 2016-02-02 14:46:57

To showcase some of the 16mm films in the collection, University Libraries is hosting a 16mm film festival on February 18 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 educational films from the collection. The short film Better Bulletin Boards (1956) provides a retro look at a time when bulletin boards dominated schools. In Marijuana (1968), entertainer Sonny Bono informs students on the dangers of the drug. These films will provide a glimpse into educational films of previous decades while providing a nostalgic experience of watching the films on an old 16mm projector.

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