From the Temple Student Film Vault: Episode 11

Philadelphia city street

“Fear of Dentistry,” made in 1986 by Lorraine and Frank Petrie, is an experimental humorous short film featuring everything from campy horror B movie tropes, Monopoly boards, a movie within a movie, abusive nuns, and more.…

Episode 10

Lead Baby provides a look at lead poisoning and brain damage in children, the links of which were just beginning to come out at the time.…

Episode 9

Episode 9

Kristen’s Father (1983) by Robert Steele tells his story of his battle for shared custody of his daughter with his ex-wife and depicts how courts often rule in the mother’s favor.…

Episode 8

“The Horses of Kensington” tells the story of the children living in Kensington riding and tending to horses and ponies in the early 70s.…

Episode 7

Episode 7

Wedding Day (1975) by Leon Oboler follows the events leading up to and the wedding ceremony for one couple.…

Episode 6

Episode 6

Volunteers (1978) by Leon Oboler profiles the Shamokin City Fire Department.…

Episode 5

The Birthday (1977) by Edwin Moses makes a close examination of the city at that time, reflecting on America during it’s 200th year and presenting a look back at evolving expectations in a tumultuous time.…

Episode 4

Paper Soldier (1973) by D. Appleby, J. Goodman, L. Ponzek, M.…

Episode 3

Edwin Moses’ short documentary Underdog was made in the weeks preceding the 1975 mayoral election in Philadelphia, portraying contemporary media coverage, press conferences, and interviews with citizens on the street.…