Livestream 3: Comedies & Oddities

The NSFF presents, in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum and Pand P theatre, a third (and for the time being last) livestream on YouTube. Friday 26 June, festival director Daan van den Hurk (piano) will not only musically accompany silent comedies, but also specially selected ‘oddities’; short animated films, scenes from everyday life, living toys, and travelogues.

The livestream won’t be available on the replay, so the only way to see it is at 8 PM local (Dutch) time, which is 7 PM in the UK and 2 PM in New York. Visit our YouTube channel to bookmark the stream.

After a brief introduction, the following films will be shown:

 

COMPILATION
approx. 1920
Compilation of a diverse array of topics, including pets doing tricks, living toys, birds and squirrels in parks in London, and pelicans in California.

LEA SUI PATTINI / LEA SKATING
IT, 1911
Lea’s (Lea Giunchi) parents forbid her to rollerskate, but she’s going to do it anyway. She escapes through the window and heads off to the rollerskate palace. Unfortunately, she’s not very well trained, so from the moment she’s wearing her rollerskates, she turns into a danger to herself and others.

KOKO BACK TRACKS
USA, 1926
Koko the Clown appears out of the ink well and jumps onto the page of animator Max Fleischer. When the ink well tumbles over, angry Koko decides to turn back time. KOKO BACK TRACKS is a short animated film, combined with live-action.

LE PARC NATIONAL DE YELLOWSTONE
FR, 1917
The first and second part (out of a total of four parts) about geysers and water sources in Yellowstone Park.

LANDSCAPES IN COLOR
FR, 1917
Scenes in color, capturing life in Sevilla, Spain, the Auvergne in France, the Tanger harbor in Morocco, and the Rocky Mountains.

VOLENDAM, ONE OF THE MOST PECULIAR VILLAGES IN THE WORLD
NL, 1923
Images from the fishing port in Volendam, repairing nets, everyday life and going to church on Sunday.

LIZZIES OF THE FIELD
USA, 1924
Slapstick comedy about the rivalry between two auto repair shops – garage ‘Red Dog’ and garage ‘Black Cat’ – which culminates during a cross-country car race.

 

All films belong to the Eye collection, and all Dutch title cards will be subtitled in English.

The livestream is free. Click the link and you have a front row seat. Anyone who wants to support us financially, there’s the possibility to do that via Geef.nl and it’s much appreciated.