Posts Tagged ‘Russell Scholl’

July 21: Bollywood Blowout with Russell Scholl


Local film/video curator Russell Scholl returns, this time with an entertaining celebration of the biggest film industry on the planet–Bollywood! You’ll thrill to exhilarating song and dance sequences, moving melodrama, over-the-top stunt-work, mythological mayhem and more!

In addition to screen personalities old and new, you’ll swoon to the music of top playback-singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, composer S.D. Burman, and many others. In this movie masala you’ll meet the heroes, the heroines, the in-laws, the villains and vamps–they’re all here!

Friday, July 21, doors @ 7:30; films @ sundown
Admission: $10

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.”

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film
Friday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us for an astonishing selection of vintage vaudeville performances curated by local film/video archivist Russell Scholl! Tickets on sale now!

Experience some of the most exciting entertainment of a bygone era! Russell’s selections will transport us to The Palace Theatre for a variety show like no other. Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Feats of Strength, Cross-Dressing, Acrobatics, Trained Animals, Contortionism, Comedy, Mishegaas and Magic (not to mention great artistry) will all be on display!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women
Friday, Dec. 9 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8/$5 Reliquary members

Join us Friday, Dec. 9 to celebrate and be entertained, edified and uplifted by the exceptional musical talents of great American women. As an antidote to some of the current toxic political rhetoric, Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl will screen “Let Us Now Praise Famous Women,” a program celebrating the contributions of groundbreaking female musicians.

The evening will include vintage country, soul, jazz, pop, blues, and gospel performances by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other female pioneers in frequently male-dominated music scenes. On offer will be rare musical shorts, Scopitones, Soundies, and television and film appearances made between 1932 and 2001.

Tickets are $8 general, $5 for Reliquary members. Become a member today!

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