Obsolete Pictures is a modern production company that produces new vintage-styled films of wholly original content, and works with many different performers and creators to make entertaining movies that incorporate both film history and our personal interests.
For the credits of individual films, please check out our title entries in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
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!
There are only a few more weeks to see our films in the exhibit No Spectators, the Art of Burning Man at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibit started with an incredibly successful run at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., then moved to the Cincinnati Art Museum, before coming to its final stop in Oakland.
The films are an integral part of the massive and ornate Capitol Theater installation, an art deco movie palace on wheels, designed and built by our creative partners and collaborators, the Oakland, Ca. art collective Five Ton Crane.
You can read more about the entire Renwick exhibit in the New York Times.
Here is quick video showing much of the Smithsonian exhibit, including shots of the Capitol Theater: