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The Moving Image Plays Itself

Presented by Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive at Kan Kan Cinema and Brasserie, Indianapolis IN

Oct 05 2023
The Moving Image Plays Itself

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Part film history, part educational and part experimental film, there is much to enjoy in this collage-of-an-archival-film for anyone who loves movies.

The Moving Image Plays Itself

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00pm

An Archival Roadshow (1941-1986)

Not Rated, 86 minutes

Archivists will demonstrate 16mm film handling equipment beginning at 6pm.

Curators Jon and Jennifer Vickers scheduled to appear.

In 1964, Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “The medium is the message.” Borrowing inspiration from Thom Anderson’s 2003 film, Los Angeles Plays Itself, this collage of a program draws from twenty-five 16mm films within IU-Bloomington’s collections ... view more »


Free, but ticketed

Contact: (269) 876-1461

Email: jon.w.vickers@gmail.com

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  • Teaser Trailer for 'The Moving Image Plays Itself'


Kan Kan Cinema and Brasserie

1258 Windsor St., Indianapolis, IN

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: No
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: No
Limited capacity: Yes

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