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Fun films from the 1970s “educational genre”

Who knew mental hygiene could be so much fun?

A program to be presented by Dr. Marsha Gordon and Skip Elsheimer will reflect the revolutionary spirit of the ‘70s through 16mm shorts. The films will screen on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG campus.

“I’ve seen several of these shows over the past 15 years,” said Professor Brett Ingram. “They are entertaining and fun, as well as thought-provoking and educational.”

Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks in Raleigh) has a collection of more than 25,000 ephemeral 16mm film prints, mostly educational “mental hygiene” films from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s.

Dr. Marsha Gordon is a professor of film studies at NC State and is co-editor of “Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States.”

The screening will last about an hour followed by a discussion with Gordon and Elsheimer. The event is sponsored by UNCG Media Studies.