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Admission to programs limited to friends of Reg Hartt. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst Below College across from The Beer Store. 416-603-6643.

Saturday, March 25, April 1. 8, 15.

7pm: THE UNCENSORED BEST OF THE HOLLYWOOD CARTOON Right from the start censorship has been the bane of theatrical animated cartoons: Columnist Terry Ramsaye reported in the MOTION PICTURE HERALD of February 28, 1931:

Mickey Mouse, the artistic offspring of Walt Disney, has fallen afoul of the censors in a big way, largely because of his amazing success. Papas and Mamas, especially Mamas, have spoken vigorously to censor boards and elsewhere about what a devilish, naughty little mouse Mickey turned out to be. Now we find that Mickey is not to drink, smoke, or tease the stock in the barnyard. Mickey has been spanked. It is the old, old story. If nobody knows you, you can do anything, and if everybody knows you, you can’t do anything – except what every one approves, which is very little of anything. It has happened often enough among the human stars of the screen and now it gets even the little fellow in black and white who is no thicker than a pencil mark and exists solely in a state of mind.

See these fine films as we are meant to.


Sunday, March 26, April 2, 9.

5pm: THE SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN. A life size authorized replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN hangs here. What is it? It is the cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus when he was laid in the tomb. While some say it is a fake it is not.

French zoologist Yves Delage (1854–1920), himself an agnostic, who was convinced by the scientific evidence that the Shroud was authentic wrote to the editor of the Revue Scientifique, that if it were anyone else but Christ, there would be no contention:

“… a religious question has been needlessly injected into a problem which in itself is purely scientific, with the result that feelings have run high, and reason has been led astray. If, instead of Christ, there were a question of some person like a Sargon, an Achilles or one of the Pharaohs, no one would have thought of making any objection … I recognize Christ as a historical personage and I see no reason why anyone should be scandalized that there still exist material traces of his earthly life.'” (Walsh, J.E., “The Shroud,” Random House: New York NY, 1963, pp.106-107).

The 1989 Nature paper, “Radiocarbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin,” CLAIMED that the Shroud was “medieval … 1260-1390”. But Professor Christopher Ramsey, Director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Laboratory, who was involved in the 1988 dating and was a signatory to the 1989 Nature paper, has admitted:

“There is a lot of other evidence that suggests to many that the Shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow and so further research is certainly needed. … Only by doing this will people be able to arrive at a coherent history of the Shroud which takes into account and explains all of the available scientific and historical information.” (Ramsey, C.B., “Shroud of Turin Version 77,” Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, 23 March, 2008. My emphasis).

And Philip Ball, a former editor of Nature (the same scientific journal which in 1989 claimed that the 1988 carbon dating “provide[d] conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval”), acknowledged:

“It’s fair to say that, despite the seemingly definitive tests in 1988, the status of the Shroud of Turin is murkier than ever. Not least, the nature of the image and how it was fixed on the cloth remain deeply puzzling.” (Ball, P., “Material witness: Shrouded in mystery,” Nature Materials, Vol. 7, No. 5, May, 2008, p.349.

Sunday, March 26, April 2, 9,

7pm: Rex Ingram’s THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (1921) Rudolph Valentino. Rescored by Reg Hartt.

Monday, March 27, April 3, 10, 17.

7pm: JANE JACOBS URBAN WISDOM (2004) Don Alexander. The last book by Jane Jacobs (author of THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES) was titled DARK AGE AHEAD. Much of what she warned against has come to pass. We are in trouble. Be prepared.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 28, 29, 30. April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13.

7pm: WHAT I LEARNED WITH LSD A Talk By Reg Hartt. “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”–Steve Jobs.

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