Scopitone A Go Go

80min · DVD
  • Sunday, Jan 8, 2023, 7:30pm

Dennis Nyback was world-renowned for his collection of Scopitones, essentially MTV for folks living in the 60s. You'd pop some coins into a machine and watch a mind-blowing 16mm film of a song like Joi Lansing's "Caught in the Web of Love" or "High Boots" by Mr. Eraserhead (the machines were not stocked full of Beatles tunes!). He sold a DVD of this program on his website and we tracked down a copy to show in his memory. From Dennis's website: "When I showed this in New York in 1997 MTV put me on the world wide news. A wonderful program of music shorts from the early 1960’s in garish color and magnetic sound. If you have never seen a Scopitone on the big screen you have not lived." All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the American Cancer Society in Dennis's name.

Part of A Week at The Movie House, a tribute to the late film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback.