In May 2009, the Los Angeles Filmforum hosted "Orphans West" at the Silent Movie Theater. We featured highlights of past NYU Orphan Film Symposium screenings and talks.
The programming will include an eclectic group of neglected films and other moving images, mostly short, most rediscovered and preserved in recent years. Unique materials from the UCLA Film and Television Archive will anchor the screenings, joined by Bill Brand's BB Optics and its recent preservation work on experimental and small-gauge films. Expect something special from the University of South Carolina's Moving Image Research Collections too.
More about this as the spring approaches.
As always, the Orphan Film Symposium's year-round work is made possible by NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and its Department of Cinema Studies and MIAP, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation master's degree program.