Obsolete Pictures creates silent films with original music, inspired by the style and aesthetics of vintage cinema.
ENDING SOON! Enjoy our completed projects, all of which are currently on exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, in the Capitol Theater installation, an Art Deco movie palace on wheels, as part of the exhibit, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. See it from October 12, 2019 to February 16, 2020.
Obsolete Pictures will screen films in an installation at the Chabot Space & Science Center as part of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival. At Chabot on February 22 and 23, 2020, inside Gruener Astronomy Hall, six of our silents will run on a loop in their own special screening area. Right next to us, Berkeley-based India Block Arts will also have a display of “morphoscopes,” their modern, updated versions of old hand-cranked movie viewers called “kinetoscopes,” that will show animated shorts. It’s a kid-friendly celebration of film history!
ARTEMUS BIDDLE’S BEYOND BELIEF
SIAMESE TWINS, ETTA & EMMA
THE BEAST FROM THE DEEP
THE FLOATING GIRL
WELCOME TO THE MOVING PICTURES