Nov 18, 2013

Preliminary program for Orphans 2014

Some (but not all) of the presentations expected at "Orphans 9" -- The Future of Obsolescence, March 30 through April 2, 2014.

Preview from University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections

outtakes from Josephine Baker Visit Volendam, Holland (Fox Movietone News, 1928), filmed by Dutch film pioneer George Debels.

Thomas Elsaesser On Obsolescence

filmmaker Bill Morrison premieres a new work derived from found Super 8s
Benedict Olgado (NFA Philippines) and Bill Brand (BB Optics) restoration of On My Way to India Consciousness, I Reached China (Henry Francia, 1968)
Ron Magliozzi and Peter Williamson (MoMA NYC) rushes from the unreleased Bert Williams film Picnic (Biograph, ca. 1916) 
Evan Meaney (U of South Carolina) Archival Encryption, Encoding, and Error as Narrative: de_ca/ (digital video, work in progress)
Evan Meaney's glitch project de_ca/ 

Doug Goodwin (Cal Arts) on Serios (Rebecca Baron, forthcoming), an  experimental documentary about the “thoughtographic” films & photos attributed to Ted Serios (1918-2006). Sneak preview screening, with Rebecca Baron.
Dennis Doros (Milestone Films) outtakes and ‘lost’ films of director Shirley Clarke
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi presents the EYE restoration of East Is West (Constance Talmadge, 1922)
Ned Thanhouser introduces the newly-preserved Clarence Cheats at Croquet (Thanhouser Co., 1915) for the National Film Preservation Foundation. The first fruit of an NFPF repatriation project with EYE
Simona Monizza (EYE) abstract animated films by Maarten Visser, with new music by NYU Film Scoring Program
Susan Aasman et al.  (U of Groningen) reconstructing historical practices of home movie making
Filmmaker Frank Scheffer premieres a new work made from his never-released 1980 documentary footage of American Zoetrope people (Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, Scott Bartlett, et al.)
Giovanna Fossati (EYE) Restoring the Colors of Early Cinema
Andrea Krämer and Martin Koerber (Deutsche Kinemathek) Restoring Gasparcolor
Franziska Latell (Academy of Arts, Berlin) on the Werner Nekes Collection, and filmmaker and collector Werner Nekes on optical toys and precinema objects
Randy Haberkamp (AMPAS) new preservation from the Academy Film Archive
Dan Streible (NYU) restoring Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894) at LOCCharles Musser (Yale U) presents Industry’s Disinherited (Unions Films, 1949)
Monika Supruniuk (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych) OKO: Polish amateur movie camera (1914)
Elżbieta Wysocka (Filmoteka Narodowa) Unused Polish Newsreels (1946-1990)
Heidi Rae Cooley (U of South Carolina) outtakes from The Augustas (Scott Nixon, ca. 1950s) -- including newfound footage shot in Augusta, Sicily.   
Ramesh Kumar (NYU) policy vs. practice of national film archives in the digital era
Reto Kromer ( CBS EVR version of The 8mm Film: Its Emerging Role in Education (1966)

Yvonne Zimmermann (Philipps-Universität Marburg) Hans Richter’s Die Eroberung des Himmels (Conquest of the Sky) (1938) restored by Cinémathèque suisse

Juana Suárez: MIAP preservation exchange with Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano
Rob Byrne (San Francisco Silent Film Festival) Restoring The Last Edition (Emory Johnson, 1925)
Julia Noordegraaf (U of Amsterdam) restoring the Bart Vegter collection
Eef Masson (U of Amsterdam) on the obsolescence of archival knowledge
Alexandra Schneider and Wanda Strauven (U of Amsterdam) Children as Media Archaeologists
Karen Cariani (WGBH Archive), Mark G. Cooper (U of South Carolina), and Mark J. Williams (Dartmouth) on newsfilm collections and the Media Ecology Project
Nicola Mazzanti (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique), Géraldine Vooren (EYE legal counsel), and Thomas Christensen (Danish Film Institute) Copyright Reform and Orphan Works: FORWARD, EU Directive for an Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry, moderated by Howard Besser (NYU)
Albanian Cinema Project director Regina Longo with Thomas Logoreci (Marubi Academy of Film, Tirana) and Eriona Vyshka (Albanian Film Archive) screen clips from restorations of the feature films Nëntori i dytë (The Second November) (Viktor Gjika, 1982) and Tomka and His Friends (Xhanfise Keko, 1977), and the 16mm film KF-16 [Albanian dances from northwest and north regions] (Ramazan Bogdani, U of Tirana Folklore Institute, 1972), preserved by BB Optics with NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation students.
Eastern Bloc Amateur Films:
                       Maria Vinogradova (NYU) amateur film in the Soviet Union
            Chris Wahl (HFF Potsdam) work from Betriebsfilmstudio GDR
            Jiří Horníček (Czech National Film Archive) Czech amateur auteurs
            Ralf Forster (Filmmuseum Potsdam)  East German amateur films
from University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections:  35mm restoration of A Frontier Post (Fox, 1925) a never-released documentary short about the "buffalo soliders" of the U.S. 10th Cavalry
and Egyptian (Whirling Dervishes) Dancers (Fox Movietone News, 1928)  

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