Here's a condensed guide to the events that make up The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films, as presented by AMPAS, NYU, and the Orphan Film Symposium, October 31 and November 1.
Location: * The Academy Theater * 111 E. 59th St., New York, NY
There are 4 sessions, each of which is ticketed at a mere $5. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at Oscars.org. (Each session pass must be purchased separately. There's no single pass you can purchase to the whole thing.) Here are the links to each ticket site.
Oct. 31, 7:30 pm Spider Baby (1964/68) NYC premiere of the restored print
with director Jack Hill in person + trailers of Hill films + emcee William Lustig
Nov. 1, 10:00 am Pioneering Women: Films by and about. . .
- Rediscovered films of Aloha Wanderwell Baker (1920s-30s) 30 min.
- Make Out (Newsreel collective, 1970) 5 min.
- Panel discussion of women in/and film preservation.
- The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field, 1980) 65 min.
- Q&A with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Connie Field
Nov. 1, 2:00 pm Altered Reality: "A Coney Island of the avant-garde"
9 films -- by Standish Lawder, Les Blank, Bill Brand, Esther Shatavsky, and -- in person -- Frank & Caroline Mouris, Jeanne Liotta, Lisa Crafts, Charlie Ahearn, and Bill Morrison (with live music by Todd Reynolds)
Nov. 1, 6:00 pm Visions of New York
The Five Boroughs in 15 films from nine decades. (A three-hour+ session, with a short intermission before the all-35mm finale.)
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The Academy Theater is within the facility known as Lighthouse International, which has an entrance labeled The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building. It's between Lexington & Park Avenues.