Nov 23, 2016

Huérfanos del cine: the Orphan Film Symposium at the Mar del Plata Film Festival

It's holiday time in the United States, but it's also the week of the 31º Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, in Argentina. Programmer Fernando Peña invited two programs from the NYU Orphan Film Symposium as part of the festival's "Revisiones" section.  And the Museo del Cine de Buenos, thanks to museum director Paula Félix-Didier (NYU MIAP graduate), is co-presenting the screening. In particular, she will translate English to Spanish as needed -- and tweet!

The PDF of both programs pops up here.

The Friday program, "Amateurs & Animateurs," mixes home movies and amateur films (from Canada, the U.S., Uruguay, and the Soviet Union) with animation by DIY filmmaker Helen Hill (including Rain Dance her 1990 student film restored in 2007 by NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation students with Bill Brand and Paul Gailiunas).

The Saturday lineup, "Nontheatrical Nonfiction" consists of nine pieces, from Albanian, China, and the U.S., including a musical performance recorded in 1928 in Argentina. This Fox Movietone News outtakes, from the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections, has never been publicly screened before.


Dan Streible
Orphan Film Symposium director
NYU Cinema Studies / MIAP Program