twohundredfiftysixcolors

256colors-1Friday, April 25, 8:00 PM
twohundredfiftysixcolors
(2013, 97 minutes, Dir. Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus)

Philadelphia Premiere!  Co-director Eric Fleischauer in attendance!
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twohundredfiftysixcolors is an experimental feature made entirely of animated GIFs that traces the file format’s arc of increased complexity and pointed use since it was introduced in 1987.

256colors-2Crafted from over 3,000 animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF’s evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.

A prime example of the changing face of cinema and the surprising degree of entertainment that can result from modern archiving. Animals, anime, daredevils, drunks, this one is just as fun and crazy as it sounds.

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