Save the date: Film Love flirts with 'Disaster' on July 25



We all love Film Love, the ongoing cinematic series from Andy Ditzler's Frequent Small Meals that looks into the nooks and crannies of more independently minded movie-making in a way that's both entertaining and informative.

The Film Love blisses out on July 25 at Eyedrum with a twofer titled "The Trick of Disaster," which looks at the domino effect of destruction. Showtime is 8 p.m.

First up is Buster Keaton's 1920 short film "One Week," in which his lead character tries to build a house (using a makeshift kit) for his new bride. Here's a great clip from the short (and don't be fooled by the racy bath shots; it was pre-Hays Code, after all).

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Next up is the ingenious 30-minute short by artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, "The Way Things Go," which was a lab experiment of chain-reaction delights as objects constantly have a surprising impact on one another. "The entire structure slowly destroys itself before our eyes, and never once do we see a human onscreen," Ditzler writes. "With its hilarious (and oddly suspenseful) encounters between objects, "The Way Things Go" has amazed and delighted audiences for twenty years, and has been compared to everyone from Rube Goldberg to Alfred Hitchcock.

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