Joseph Morrison, Harris Theater Venue Manager for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Flea Market Films' Steven Haines together present a program of short films themed around the subject of art—films about making art, enjoying art, and even film as art will be shown in their original 16mm format. Highlights include:
Closed Mondays - 1974 Oscar winner by claymation pioneer Will Vinton depicts a drunken man visiting a museum after hours, and sees the works of art come to life.
Adventuring in the Arts - This enchanting 1956 film, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America, encourages naive artmaking and promotes finding artistic inspiration in everyday sights.
A Boy Creates - A young boy wanders around a deserted carnival, picking-up trash. A surprise awaits, though, as the boy's careful observation and collecting unfolds into remarkable works of art.
Double Portrait - This 1960s Hungarian experiment, simultaneously painted and animated by Gabor Gyorgy Kovasznai, depicts the image of two people continuously morphing into various abstract forms.
Gallery - A rapid montage of the history of western art in just 7 minutes, with music by the great Wendy Carlos!