Andrew's Video Vault at The Rotunda
FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM on the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!
Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercially unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Don Siegel Double Feature
CHARLEY VARRICK (1973/111 minutes) Gripping crime film starring Walter Matthau, in one of his best performances, as a bank robber whose life goes through a series of twists and turns when it turns out his last payload was mafia money. Also stars Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon.
THE BEGUILED (1971 /105 minutes) Bizarre Southern Gothic drama stars Clint Eastwood as an injured Yankee soldier taken in by an all-girls boarding school in Louisiana where things quickly get hot, heavy, humid, and twisted. Also stars Geraldine Page.
Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski
TOO MUCH JOHNSON (1938/67 minutes) Newly discovered Orson Welles footage—silent, unedited camera rolls from 1938. Originally filmed to accompany the Mercury Theatre’s production of William Gillette’s 1894 comedy Too Much Johnson, but never used. Footage features frequent Welles collaborator, Joseph Cotten.
FÅRÖ DOCUMENT 1979 (1979/100 minutes) Documentary by Ingmar Bergman about his adopted home, the island of Fårö, where he filmed many of his best works and lived until the end of his life.
GLITTERBUG (1994/60 minutes) Montage of Super 8 footage shot by filmmaker Derek Jarman from 1970 to 1986 — part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary. Music by Brian Eno.
Admission to all Andrew's Video Vault screenings is FREE