Remember when people threw paint on fur coats in the '80s? Yeah, those were the days; maybe Hummer drivers need to experience some angry liberal defacing of their property. No? Well, all things evolve, including people and their responses to gratuitous consumerism. "Changing Landscapes: The Automobile," the latest installment in the Cine 16 Vintage School Films program, deals with the evolution of Americans and the automobile. Not in a Transformers-type way, but as in the impact of the automobile on modern society think economic, environmental and social, not Christine the killer car. The program includes the short inspirational film My First Job: Service Station Attendant and the teen cautionary tale (based on a true story!) Joy Ride: An Auto Theft; the CBS-produced Automobiles, the Great Love Affair documents how the car was changing lives and the economy back in 1966, and stars a youngish Harry Reasoner. Get your motor runnin' for free at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue) this evening at 7 p.m. Call 314-746-4599 for more information, or check out www.mohistory.org.
Thu., Jan. 18