Selected 16mm Films


2:439 Black and White 26 min. 1923
Buster Keaton and Phyllis Haver. Story about a nutty balloonist on a nature romp. Keaton’s closest approach to a solo comedy.

Black Protest

2:351 Color 15 min. 1969
Provides a method by which students can view the multi-faceted quest of a people who have become tired of waiting for concrete evidence of the guarantees of equality they were promised in the constitution a century before.

Black World

3:357 Color 53 min. 2 parts 1968
Examines the progress of racial equality in the U.S. as it is viewed by prominent Blacks in this country and in Africa. Describes restlessness among college students, interracial marriage, religion, the Black African’s view of Viet Nam and problems of racism.


3:186 Black & White 28 min. 1964
To the public she is the pleasant, never-ruffled handler of everyone’s complaints at the telephone office, but behind her calm exterior the film reveals doubts about her personal life, the domestic world of husband and child. Received the Canadian Film Award: Venice Italy.

Days of Dylan Thomas

2:324 Black and White 21 min. 1965
Presents the life and poetry of Dylan Thomas. Includes selections from his work, spoken by Dylan Thomas himself.

Girls at 12

3:81 Color 30 min. 1974
Uses a cinema-verite look at the lives of three girls growing up in a small industrial city near Boston in order to examine the complex influences which shape the girls’ expectations for themselves.

Hollywood and Bust

1:60 Black and White 12 min. 1956
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello become the most intrepid stunt men in Hollywood.

The Need to Achieve

3:160 Color 30 min. 1963
In this program Dr. David McClelland of Harvard University demonstrates the tests with which he seeks to verify his psychological theory. The economic growth or decline of nations is dependent to a large extent upon the entrepreneurs of these nations. The need to achieve is one of a variety of phenomena studied in motivation research.

Original Films of Frank B. Gilbreth

3:444 Black and White 26 min. 1968
Presents selections from footage taken between 1910 and 1924 by Frank Gilbreth, pioneer in motion study. Includes the brick laying project which led to motion study, factory operations which led to the development of motion study principles, the first method studies of surgical operation, studies of baseball pitching, motion studies, and equipment for the disabled.

Santa Monica Project

3:293 Color 28 min. 1969
Illustrates how a special classroom situation helped several emotionally disturbed children regain touch with reality.

Silent Snow Secret Snow

2:342 Black and White 17 min. 1964
Based on the short story of the same title by Conrad Aiken. Tells of a young boy who withdraws into a private fanciful world.

Smalltown U.S.A.

3:231 Black & White 27 min. 1965
Studies four representative small towns showing how changing industrial patterns, migrations to cities and automation are causing such towns to vanish from the American scene. Narrated by Frederick March.


2:455 Black and White 18 min. 1929
Banned by German censors as brutal and demoralizing. The classic German avant-garde expressionistic story film about an unlucky coin and the disaster it creates for the man who finds it.