Feb 9, 2008

Rediscovered Spanish cinema

(46 days 'til Orphans 6)

Thanks to the Filmoteca Española in Madrid, the doyen of Spanish film historians, Román Gubern (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona) will be attending the symposium. Gubern joins Paula Félix-Didier (director, Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires) in introducing the debut screening of the newly-preserved 35mm film Noticiario de Laya Films No. 3 (1937).
The ten-minute reel, long-thought lost, turned up in an inventory at the NYU Tamiment Library, as did three reels of associated footage. All have been preserved by Cinetech
for Orphans 6. Our screening will feature a new score for the silent outtakes, plus a response by Steven Marsh, author of Popular Spanish Cinema under Franco (2005).