Mar 1, 2012

Official Program listing for the 8th Orphan Film Symposium at Museum of the Moving Image

?? trailer for On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1957) Blu-Ray 1'
and/or for The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1962) HD .mov 1.5'  Any other historical trailers?

Wednesday, April 11    
8:00 pm   Sensation | Transformation | Persuasion   
Carl Goodman (Museum of the Moving Image, Director) Greetings
Dan Streible (NYU) on Transformations (Ralph Sargent / IBM, 1968)

Benedict Salazar Olgado (NYU MIAP) introduces
Anke Mebold (Deutsches Filminstitut) and Tom Gunning (U of Chicago) on the new DIF restoration
Die Hochbahnkatastrophe (Valy Arnheim, 1921) aka The Elevated Train Catastrophe  (The 16th Sensational Adventure of Master Detective Harry Hill)
Dennis James pianist, Harrison M. Beck narrator

Thursday, April 12 
9:30 am  Welcome to APC Building 13
Richard Allen (NYU Cinema Studies) and David Schwartz (MMI Chief Curator)
Dan Streible Made to Persuade: The Moving Pictures in Our Heads
Barbara Miller (MMI Collection Curator) The U.S. Army's Movie Studio in Astoria

9:45 am  Other Orphans: Bastards, Fugitives, and Test-Tube Babies
Anna McCarthy (author, The Citizen Machine) Pushing on the Analogy
Hadi Gharabhagi (NYU) Bastard or Orphan? The USIS's News of Iran (1954)
Tina Campt (Barnard College) Orphan Photos, Fugitive Images: Family Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe

10:45 am  break

11:00 am Ad Films for Theaters, Television, and the Web
Annette Groschke (Deutsche Kinematek) Charles Wilp's Sexy-mini-super-flower-pop-op-Afri-cola Campaign, 1968-1974
Leenke Ripmeester (EYE) and Julia Noordegraaf (U of Amsterdam) Joop Geesink’s Dollywood Advertising Films
Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks)  Digitizing Duke U's AdViews: Post's Sugar Crisp Campaign
Devin Orgeron (NC State U)  Sugar Bear Sells Sugar Crisp, 1949 to present 

p.s. Walter Forsberg (NYU Libraries) Redating: Let’s All Go to the Lobby (195?)

12:45 pm   lunch

1:45 pm  Making Films at AT&T/Bell Labs, 1967-1980
Nell Cox Operator (1969) with David Schwartz
Walter Forsberg on computer animation pioneers, 1960-69
Bill Brand Touch Tone Phone Film (1973)
Katy Martin Dot Squared (1977) 
Lillian Schwartz Pixillation (1970), UFOs and Olympiad (1971), Enigma (1972), Papillons (1973), Galaxies (1974)

3:45 pm   break

4 pm  Commerce 
Martin L. Johnson (U of North Carolina) Booster Films and the Paragon Feature Film Company: Past and Present in the Cradle of Dixie (Montgomery, 1914), The Lumberjack (Wausau, 1914), and The Blissveldt Romance (Grand Rapids, 1915)  
Yvonne Zimmermann (U of Zurich) Hans Richter's Sponsored Films: Die Börse als Barometer der Wirtschaftslage [The Stock Exchange] (Swiss Exchange Zurich, 1939) restored by the Swiss Film Archive
Dave Davidson (City College of New York) Hans Richter at the CCNY Institute of Film Techniques: It's Up to You (Leo Seltzer, Office of Price Administration, 1944)

6:00 pm   dinner at Studio Square

8:00 pm  Poetic Persuasion: What happens if you eat watermelon seeds?

Helen Hill Media Education Center (Whispering Statues / Nickelodeon Theatre, 2011)

Danielle Ash & Jodie Mack, 70mm direct animation

Jeanne Burkhardt [Francena Feeding the Chickens] (Charles Camp, 1905)
Dwight Swanson (Center for Home Movies) Camera Test (Helen Hill, 2005)
Jim Bittl (HBO) "Gross Facts" [What Happens If You Eat Watermelon Seeds?] (Helen Hill, 1997-98)  

Susan Selig (Kodak) and Laura Kissel (U of South Carolina) present
the 2012 Helen Hill Awards to artists Jo Dery and Jeanne Liotta  

Jo Dery with Ivria Dubs
            The Last, The Rest (2000), Roll (2004), Scream Tone (2004), Echoes of Bats and Men (2005), The Great Exodus (2006), Woodpecker in Snow Shoes (2008), Peeks (2009), and String Stories (2011)

Jeanne Liotta with Adrienne Henry
            Blue Moon (1988), Loretta (2003), Observando el Cielo (2007), Science’s 10 Most Beautiful Experiments: #2 Galileo’s (2006), Sweet Dreams (2009)

Amy Sloper (Harvard Film Archive)
The Florestine Collection (2011) a film by Helen Hill, completed by Paul Gailiunas

Friday, April 13

9:30 am Presidential Campaign Films and TV spots
David Schwartz on The Living Room Candidate
Charles Musser (Yale U) Three Stories of '48: The Truman Story (Universal), The Dewey Story (March of Time, RNC), and A People’s Convention (Union Films)

10:45 am and an Advocacy Campaign Film
Larry A. Jones (the Arc of Washington) Children Limited (1951, Children's Benevolent League)
Faye Ginsburg (NYU Council for the Study of Disability) and Laura Kissel (U of South Carolina) respondents

11:30 am  break

11:45 am  Hollywood and the World
Catherine Jurca  (CalTech) The “Motion Pictures’ Greatest Year” Campaign: The World Is Ours (MPPDA, 1938)
Ethan de Seife (Hofstra U) The Cartoon at the End of the World: Frank Tashlin and The Way of Peace (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1947)
Dana Polan (NYU) moderator
12:45 pm  lunch

1:45 pm  In a Family Way
Susan Courtney (U of South Carolina) Midcentury Screen Maps for Model Citizen-Spectators
            excerpts from Family Camping through Forty-eight States, 1954-1961 (Robbins Barstow, 2000)
Irene Lusztig (UC Santa Cruz) The Motherhood Archives: Maternal Education Films 
Jennifer Horne (UC Santa Cruz) Welcome to the Nanny State: Carlyle Ellis and the U.S. Children’s Bureau, 1919-1926
Andrew Simpson (Catholic U) accompanies The Best-Fed Baby (1925)
Crystal Sanchez (NYU MIAP) moderator

3:30 pm  break

3:45 pm  Community Youth Filmmaking
 Jay Schwartz (Secret Cinema) and Louis Massiah (Swarthmore College; Scribe Video Center) introduce The Jungle (1967, 12th and Oxford Street Film Makers) digitization by The MediaPreserve
Elena Rossi-Snook (NYPL Reserve Film and Video Collection) The Young Filmmaker’s Foundation Collection, ca. 1964-1979
                        The Flop (19//) 10'
                        Aspirations (19//) 10'
Jonathan Kahana (UC Santa Cruz / NYU) moderator

            [stretch break]

5:15 pm  Race and Rebellion
Mark Quigley (UCLA) One Friday (Rolf Forsberg, 1973) a classroom discussion film imagines an all-out race war
Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA) and Jacqueline Stewart (Northwestern) The L.A. Rebellion Project: Daydream Therapy (Bernard Nicolas, 1977) 

6:00 pm  dinner (on your own)

8:00 pm  Archivo Memoria: National Memory Reconsidered
Audrey Young (Cineteca Nacional) One Film Survived the Fire: Cine Móvil (Javier Arroyo, 1976)  Preserved by Colorlab
Issa García Ascot (filmmaker) Un Modo de Decir (2011)

Alice Lovejoy (U of Minnesota) Beyond Persuasion: The Czechoslovak Army Film Studio
Křivé zrcadlo [Crooked Mirror] (Karel Kachyňa, 1956)
Metrum (Ivan Balad’a, 1967)
Příležitost  [Opportunity] (Vojtěch Jasný, 1956)
Michal Bregant (Czech National Film Archive) introduces filmmaker Vojtěch Jasný

Sunniva O’Flynn (Irish Film Archive) Of Irish Persuasion
Dail Bonds Film (1919)
Ireland 1922
Dublin of the Welcomes (1935)