Cinema Bomar's Viewer Request Program showcases a simpler time, when half the fun of shopping was dressing up and predictions of the future included a holo-TV in every home. For today's screening, the collectors of 16mm "industrial, educational and ephemeral film" - who, with the rest of the Domy Books movie night family, won our Best of Houston¨ 2009 award for Best Film Series - have assembled a selection of their most requested flicks. You'll enjoy the wonders of nature, grilled chicken and world-class acting in Maine Barbecue (1950s, eight minutes), a production of the state's agriculture department. You'll pick up a few decorating tips from Color Harmony for Your Home (1950s, 18 minutes), an artifact from a time when respectable women wore gloves and hats while shopping. And you'll learn what the present was supposed to look like in 21st Century (1967, 25 minutes), which features Walter Cronkite as narrator. 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.cinema-bomar.org. Free.
Tue., Oct. 20, 8:30 p.m., 2009