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Long-forgotten movie trailers have been resurrected from the dark, dusty cardboard boxes to create a visual spectacle that can only be known as Trailerfest. The International Film Series is offering a chance for viewers to see these rare, obscure and just plain weird movie trailers from the 1960s and ’70s.
The IFS inherited these odd treasures from Jeff Stafford, who works for Turner Classic Movies. Stafford donated the reels to, IFS director Pablo Kjolseth. Kjolseth rummaged through the boxes and started showing them to friends. He quickly noticed that there were a lot of entertaining trailers and decided something needed to be done with all of the clips.
After the idea had been fully developed over the summer, Kjolseth worked with Kyle Kloosterman, Film Studies projectionist, who has been with the IFS for the past six years. Kjolseth and Kloosterman worked to sort and assemble this menagerie of movie previews. Kloosterman spent a lot of time watching each trailer and sorting them into groups for editing. After that, he spliced, tapped and edited the 16 mm film into a highlights reel.
Kloosterman arranged the clips into genre categories, the best he could, to give a sense of continuity to the production. There are over 60 trailers that make up this film.
“Expect everything because everything will be in there,” Kloosterman said.
According to Kloosterman, everything from well-known films like “The Godfather Part II (CQ)” to obscure trailers such as “All This and World War II” have made the cut.
Kloosterman said to keep an extra eye out for the “Arousers” trailer.
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