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Holiday Heap Saturday, December 5

The 14Karat Cabaret Presents NINETEEN23

Nineteen23 is a film series curated by Martin Johnson featuring

FUTURE SHOCK: Inspired by the 1970 book of the same name by Alvin Toffler, “Future Shock” will feature films that address
the hopes and fears of days and years yet to come. Films to be screened include the documentary Future Shock (1972) based on the book and starring Orson Welles; Baltimore native George Gipe’s New Architect in Town (1972), which contrasted Baltimore’s past with its seemingly apocalyptic present; The Perfect Drug Film (1971), a thoughtful film hosted by the charming Beau Bridges that warns future generations of the dangers of drugs without side effects; Alan Watt’s Zen And Now (1969), which asks audiences to meditate midway through the 14-minute film; and Sally Cruikshank’s 1975 animation Quasi at the Quackadero, which imagines the future as a nightmare carnival.

Nineteen23 is a monthly film series highlighting the diversity of short, non-theatrical films made since the 16mm film gauge was introduced in 1923. From documentary and avant-garde cinema to factory and scientific films, this series will feature work that was never screened in movie theaters and is not available on DVD. These lost genres and forgotten films will be resurrected each month, along with contemporary work that has been influenced by the long shadow of the cinema.

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