Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts

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Friday, April 14 @ 7 PM
$10/$8 Reliquary members

Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl returns to the Reliquary with a program of musical shorts both ecstatic and sublime. See vintage jazz, pop, country and gospel performances through shorts, Soundies, and television and film appearances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. Join us for some of the rarest and finest examples of 20th-century popular music.

Run time: 80 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets available at the door and online through Artfully.

Russell Scholl is a Brooklyn-based film/video archivist and curator who screens moving image programs on a wide variety of subjects (the history of animation; early jazz shorts; educational and propaganda films, etc.) at venues in and around New York City. Working with the multimedia collective rev.99, his own video work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives in New York and The Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is known for having produced a compact disc by noted American folk artist Howard Finster, “The Night Howard Finster Got Saved” (Global Village Music), and he appeared in the 2007 PBS television documentary “Soundies: A Musical History.”

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