IMPP and The History Center of Tompkins County's new exhibiton, BEHIND the LENS: A SNAPSHOT of PROPAGANDA DURING WWI, features movie clips from Wharton Inc silent films that promoted support for the United States war effort.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:30 PM
Ithaca Motion Picture Project presents its 3rd annual Movie Under the Stars! -- Bring a picnic, lawn chair and blanket and join us in Taughannock Falls State Park for a big screen showing of the Wharton brothers' 1916 silent comedy The Lottery Man. Based on the hilarious hit Broadway play by Riba Johnson Young, the movie features Thurlow Bergen as a star college football quarterback who proposes a lottery with himself as the prize in marriage. The famous athlete finds himself in love with the one woman who wishes that he'd never started the lottery. The movie cast includes Oliver Hardy in an unusual film role.
The screening is FREE and the movie is FAMILY FRIENDLY!
Taughannock Falls State Park has a $5 parking fee.
Lights, Camera, Silents! is an extensive photomontage of local sets and locations used in the Wharton brothers' silent movies. Initially designed for IMPP's 2011 countywide multimedia exhibition, Romance, Exploits & Peril: When Movies Were Made in Ithaca, this display as reconfigured by IMPP architect Todd Zwigard and The Widget Factory for Silent Movie Month, October 2012 at the Tompkins County Public Library. Thanks to the librarians at Ithaca College the exhibit is on permanent display at the Gannett Library on the college's campus.
EXHIBITION IS ONGOING.
Originally designed by award-winning architect Todd Zwigard and constructed by John Fuchs of The Widget Factory, this colorful Zoetrope shows how sequential images, when spun, create the illusion of movement. The Zoetrope was initially installed at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) as part of IMPP's 2011 countywide multimedia exhibition, Romance, Exploits & Peril: When Movies Were Made in Ithaca. Visit the Sciencenter where you can spin this bigger-than-life zoetrope and watch a movie appear before your very eyes!
EXHIBITION IS ONGOING