Geometry, Trash, Space and More at Saturday Cinema

Event has passed (Sat Aug 3, 2013 - Sat Aug 31, 2013)
12PM, 2PM, 4PM
Arts, Museums, Science Museum


The Exploratorium’s innovative Cinema Arts program presents a series of short films, animations, and abstract works to engage all curious movie lovers every Saturday, beginning August 3, 2013, in the museum’s Kanbar Forum. Films vary from week to week, and encompass museum gallery themes and investigations of natural phenomena. All screenings are included with museum admission.

August 3, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Geometry in Motion
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
A moving lens is put on kaleidoscopic transformations, dancing patterns, dramatic narratives, and hypnotic shifts in space in this screening that features a range of animations and hand-crafted masterpieces exploring the limitless potential of geometry. Films include Rectangle and Rectangle (Rene Jodoin, 1984) and Papermation (Jen Stark, 2005).

August 10, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Reflections and Light
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Light and reflections are essential to our vision and perception of the world. These films explore the physical and sometimes metaphorical ways we can look back at our surroundings and ourselves.

August 17, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Trash
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Trash can be a treasure! This selection of films shows creative individuals re-purposing discarded materials to create valuable objects of art and diversion.
Films include: Fiddle-Dee-Dee (Norman McLaren, 1947), Baglight (Rock Ross, 1994), Africa @ Play (Scott Braman, Katie Milligan, 2003)

August 24, 2013
Saturday Cinema: One Click at a Time
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Celebrate the essence of film, stop-animation. Piecing together thousands of still images, the illusion of motion is created, bent, stretched and teased. A sense of invention, play, and the maker-spirit are on view in this collection of spirited, hand-crafted, animations.

August 31, 2013
Saturday Cinema: Space
Kanbar Forum
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
The mystery and lure of our outer universes have long been fodder for creative exploration. Join us for this group of films that indulges in the creative spark fueled by the unknown.


  1. Exploratorium
    Pier 15, San Francisco, CA