Special Programs

Date Film Time
6/23 Domitor Conference Screening 7:30 pm
 On June 23rd, Block Cinema will co-present an evening of silent film with Domitor, the international society for the study of early cinema, for their annual conference.

Thirteenth International Domitor Conference

Monday, June 23, 2014 7:30 PM FREE

Domitor, the international society for the study of early cinema, has partnered with The University of Chicago and Northwestern University to provide venues for its annual international conference. See film line-up for June 23rd screening below.

A selection of films from the EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (48 min.)
All films will be shown in 35mm. Titles are in Dutch with live simultaneous translation.
Live musical accompaniment by David Drazin.

The Poster Girls and the Hypnotist (1899, USA, American Mutoscope and Biograph [Frank S. Armitage], 1 min.)
L’Album merveilleux (1905, France, Pathé [Gaston Velle], 2 min.)
Uitstapje door China [A Trip through China] (1911, France, Éclair, 4 min.)
Na afloop der kindervoorstelling in den Circus Carré, 13 september [After the Children’s Screening in the Circus Carré, 13 September] (1899, The Netherlands, Nederlansdche Biograaf-en Mutoscope Maatschappij [Emile Lauste], 1 min.)
Die Höllenmaschine  [The Infernal Machine] (1911, Germany, Bergische Film Gesellschaft, 5 min.)
Ongelukkige schilder [The Unfortunate Painter = Le peintre malheureux?] (1908?, France, Pathé, 5 min.)
Salti e laghi del fiume Velino [Springs and Lakes of the River Velino] (1912, Italy, Cines, 3 min.)
Der Traum des Bildhauers [The Sculptor’s Dream] (1907, Austria, Saturn-Film, 5 min.)
Le sculpteur express (1907, France, Pathé, 4 min.)
Tripoli (1912, Italy, Ambrosio, 5 min.)
L’Education physique étudiée au ralentisseur (1915, France, Pathé, 7 min.)
Une hallucination musicale (1906, France, Pathé [Segundo de Chomón], 5 min.)
A Midnight Fantasy (1899, USA, American Mutoscope and Biograph [Frank S. Armitage], 1 min.)


A Pictorial Study of Hiawatha (Katherine and Charles Bowden, 1904, 25 min.). A partial reconstruction of Katherine and Charles Bowden’s illustrated lecture (1904-08), organized by Andrew Uhrich and Artemis Willis. Featuring original lantern slides from Valparaiso University, 35mm restorations from Chicago Film Archives, lantern projection by Terry Borton and musical accompaniment by David Drazin, based on music composed by Frederick R. Burton for the Hiawatha pageant performed in Desbarats, Ontario by the Garden River Ojibway community in 1902 - 1903.    

For more information on the conference, please visit Domitor's website: