Mar 6, 2018

The Program for Orphans 11: Love

NYU Cinema Studies
The 11th Orphan Film Symposium
April 11 – 14, 2018
at Museum of the Moving Image

Orphans 11: The Theme is Love. 
Register here

Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm Reception for Registered Symposiasts

Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 pm Opening Screening
Roni Grosz (Albert Einstein Archive, Hebrew U) & Becca Bender (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts / NYU MIAP) with the first screening ever of  [Elsa and Albert Einstein in Hollywood] (1931) and the collection of  Leopold Godowsky Jr., co-inventor of Kodachrome

Karen Falk (The Jim Henson Company) & Craig Shemin (The Jim Henson Legacy) The Early Films of Jim Henson

Thursday, April 12, 9:30am  Introductions

David Schwartz (Museum of the Moving Image) & Anna McCarthy (NYU) Welcomes
Dan Streible (NYU) Why Love? 
[Dr. Fritz] Wittels on This Thing Called Love (Fox Movietone News, 1929) U of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections
Observations on Romantic Love (Bill Morrison, with Stephen Parr, 2010)

Thursday, 10:00 -- 11:00 am Keynote
Jennifer Peterson (Woodbury U) Love, Loss, and Climate Change: Watching the Historical Nature Film Today (with newly scanned films from the David Shepard Collection, USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive)

Thursday, 11:20 – 1:15 pm An Amateur League of Nations: A Database
Charles Tepperman (U of Calgary) Příběh vojáka (A Soldier’s Story; Čeněk Zahradníček & Vladimír Šmejkal, 1934) and the 1938 International Amateur Movie Show

Alexander Stark (Philipps U, Marburg) “Help us help!”: German Postwar Charity Films by Elisabeth Wilms. Schaffende in Not (Working People in Trouble, 1948)
Eva Näripea (National Archives of Estonia) Forbidden[?] Love Behind the Iron Curtain: Peeter Tooming’s Sentimentaalne novell (A Sentimental Short Story, 1966)
Tzutzumatzin Soto (Cineteca Nacional México) Love at the (Permanent) Time of Political Repression in Mexico: Hare Krishna (Alfredo Gurrola, 1973)

Lunch in the museum, 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Thursday, 2:30 - 4:10pm  From Brazil with Love
Rafael de Luna (Federal Fluminense U, Brazil) A 9.5mm film of the Rio beach resort:  Balneario da Urca (Brazil, ca. 1933) from the Collection of LUPA-UFF

Beatriz Rodovalho (U Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3) & José Quental (U Paris 8) Family Films from the Alberto Sampaio Collection (1920-1930), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Paola Prestes Penney (U of São Paolo) Fifty Years of Partnership: Dance Films from the Herbert and Maria Duchesnes Collection (1943-1990)
Small-gauge Loves
Isabel Wschebor Pellegrino (U de la República, Montevideo) Rescuing the Science Film Comportamiento Sexual y Reproducción de Bothriurus Bonariensis (Plácido Añón, Uruguay, 1959)

Juana Suárez  (NYU APEX) moderator

Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm The Subject Is Sex
Barbara Miller (MoMI) The Variety Photo Plays Theater Collection of Posters for X-rated Movies, 1965-1983

Michael Loebenstein (Austrian Filmmuseum) Risque Super 8s and Amateur Scopophilia
Oliver Gaycken (U of Maryland) & Sarah Eilers (National Library of Medicine) Love Doctors and Medical Media: Training Films for Physicians and Psychologists Providing Counseling for Sexual Dysfunction  

 Dinner break 6pm

Thursday, April 12, 8:00 pm  The Helen Hill Award
Bill Brand (BB Optics) Helen Hill’s Super 8 home movies of New Orleans (ca. 2001-2005)

Katy Martin introduces her Super 8 film Daffodils (1977) 
Danielle Ash (Helen Hill Award 2010) premieres her 70mm animation Love in Dimension 150 (2018) 
Helen Hill Award presented to filmmaker Nazlı Dinçel:  An all-16mm program: Her Silent Seaming (2014), Solitary Acts #4, 5, 6 (2015), Inability (2016), and Between Relating and Use (2018)
Susan Courtney (U of South Carolina) moderator

Friday, April 13, 9:30 – 11:00 am The Languages of Home Movies
Dwight Swanson (Center for Home Movies) introductions, Fee (Germany, 1929) from Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
Rob Anen (Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island) The 35mm Home Movies of John S. Phipps, 1916-1930

Louisa Trott (U of Tennessee) Picturing Himself: Walther Barth in Walther Barth’s Home Movies 
Matt Malzkuhn (Gallaudet U) & Ted Supalla (Georgetown U)  Sign Language in Home Movies

Friday, April 13, 11:20 – 12:50 pm Technophilia
John Froats (collector) Computer Rendering on 16mm at Bell Labs: Patterns (A. Michael Noll, 1964-65)

Jacqueline Stewart (U of Chicago) & Candace Ming (South Side Home Movie Project) Robert Patton Filmed Helicopters, 1969-1970s
Kathleen Maguire (The Exploratorium) Ivan Dryer’s Laserium and Laserimage (1972)
Simon TarrEvan Meaney (U of South Carolina) VRchive: Finding Archival Moving Images with Tactile Technology
Walter Forsberg (Laboratorio Experimental de Cine – CDMX) moderator

Lunch in the museum, 12:50 -2:15pm

Friday, 2:15 – 4:00 pm Amateur Collectors and Collections
Brigitte Paulowitz (Lichtspiel / Kinemathek, Bern) The Richard Ernst Collection of 17.5mm and 35mm Family Films, 1914-1932

Brian Meacham (Yale U) The “Cynniewink” Sets Sail: The Films of S.W. and Cynthia Childs -- I’d Be Delighted To! (1932)
May Haduong Sean Savage (Academy Film Archive) Together Un/Known: Archival Ethics and the Case of Acquisition 6130 

Friday, 4:20- 6:00 pm Cameraman, Camerawoman
Mila Turajlic (filmmaker, Belgrade) Tito’s Cameraman: Stevan Labudović (1926-2017), Yugoslav Newsreels, and the Non-Aligned Movement in Algeria

Marsha Gordon (NCSU) & Buckey Grimm (independent researcher) Camerawoman Angela Murray Gibson Films Herself into History, 1921-1925

Dinner break 6pm

Friday, April 13, 8:00 pm  Hate and Love in Silent Cinema
Dino Everett (U of Southern California) & Allyson Nadia Field (U of Chicago) The Premiere of the Rediscovered Something Good -- Negro Kiss (Selig, 1898). New 35mm print presented with hand-cranked vintage projector.

Chen Biqiang (China Film Archive) & Zhang Zhen (NYU Asian Film and Media Initiative) U.S. premiere of the restoration of Laogong zhi aiqing (Laborer’s Love, 1922) the oldest surviving Chinese film
Andrés Levinson Paula Félix Didier (Museo del Cine) Premiere of the Reconstructed La Fiera Domada (Ideal Film, 1916/1923) with W. S. Hart and Bessie Love
Stephen Horne (UK) piano accompaniment

Saturday, 9:30 am  Something Good
Terri Francis (Indiana U Black Film Center/Archive), Charlene Regester (UNC), & Lina Accurso (Alice B. Russell Micheaux Headstone Project) Looking for Alice: Love as Film Studies Methodology

Allyson Nadia Field (U of Chicago) & Dino Everett (U of Southern California) Black Intimacy in Early Cinema: Another Look at Something Good -- Negro Kiss (1898)
Ina Archer (National Museum of African American History and Culture) "Someone to Watch Over Me": Newly Preserved Films, Discs, and Tapes from the NMAAHC Collection and the Great Migration Public Digitization Initiative (See and hear Cab Calloway, Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Ella Fitzgerald, and Kreisler's Bandstand.)

Saturday, 11:20 am  - 12:20 pm Archival Education about Orphan Works
Prelude: Matt Soar (Concordia U) Love Leaders (2018)

Dimitrios Latsis, Isaac Prusky, David Emery, & Blanche Joslin (Ryerson U)
Howard Besser (NYU MIAP)

Lunch in the museum, 12:20 – 1:30 pm

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 3 pm Seeing the World
Lindsay Zarwell (US Holocaust Memorial Museum) Robert Gessner Films the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East, 1934-35 

Liz Czach (U of Alberta) “The Girls,” Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield: Trailblazers of Travel Lecture Filmmaking, 1959-1979
Ting-Wu Cho (NYU, with Taiwan Film Institute) Screen Representations of Taiwanese Aborigines: Wild Men of Formosa -- outtakes (US, Fox, 1921), Native Trading Post -- outtakes (Fox Movietone News, 1930), Going South to Taiwan (Japan, 1937), and Happenings in Ali Shan (China, 1949)

Break 3:00 pm

Saturday, 3:15 – 4:10 pm Cultural Exchanges and Music
Marie Lascu, Michael Grant, Brendan Allen (XFR Collective) Video Rescues from the Surry (Maine) Arts at the Barn, 1986-88 (and the Leningrad Amateur Opera Company)

Maria Vinogradova (Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia) A Soviet Amateur Film about a Leningrad Amateur Accordion Ensemble, Tvorchestvo est' tvorchestvo (Creativity Is Creativity, 1975)

Break 4:10 pm

Saturday, 4:30 pm A Screening in Tribute to Stephen Parr and His Oddball Films
Programmed by Antonella Bonfanti, 
Skip Elsheimer,Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Regina Longo, Andrew Lampert, Greg Pierce
* Albanian animation, Koha e Dashurisë së Akrepave (The Lovetime of Scorpions, Ergys Faja & Bertrand Shijaku, 2003)
I Reminisce (Veronica Majano, 2004)
Living in a Reversed World (Austrian Ministry of Education, 1958)
and others

Dinner reception, 6pm

Saturday, 8:00 pm  Last Loves . . .  and a Wow Finish
Jeff Lambert (National Film Preservation Foundation) & Frank Roumen (EYE Netherlands Filmmuseum) with the newly preserved Cupid in Quarantine (1918)

Carolina Cappa (Museo del Cine) introduces Domingo Filippini’s Galería Cinematográfica Infantil  (General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina, ca. 1927)
Sarah Keller (UMass Boston) & Barbara Hammer with Super 8 projections of Aldebaran Sees (1969) & Contribution to Light (1968)

--> Courtney Stephens (Veggie Cloud) &  KJ Relth (UCLA Film & Television Archive) premiere their Mating Games (2018) with 1963 home movies by Muscle Beach legend Russell Saunders
Todd Wiener (UCLA Film & Television Archive) introduces the restoration of Nikolai Ursin's Behind Every Good Man . . . (ca. 1967)  
 16mm restored print courtesy of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Collection. Restoration funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
a very special surprise final film we can't yet reveal (but not to be missed!)

The schedule may be subject to change. All events at the museum.

Interstitials: Three American Beauties (Edison, 1906) from Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, National Library of Norway, + EYE’s Buona Sera Fiori! (1909)

Moderators to include Alia Ayman (Zawya Cinema, Cairo), Charles Musser (Yale U), Tami Williams (UW Milwaukee / Domitor), et al.