Mar 3, 2018

Films and Presenters slated.

Here's the list of films and presenters slated for the 11th Orphan Film Symposium, April 11-14, 2018. It's about LOVE. Final scheduled coming first week of March.

Events begin Wednesday, April 11, with a 7pm reception for registrants and an 8pm screening. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: begin with panels at 9:30am; lunch and coffee breaks in the museum; panels end at 6pm. After dinners, 8pm screenings each night.

Galería Cinematográfica Infantil  (1927)  
Museo de Cine
Registration is open!  And open to all.
Join us at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NYC.  Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 pm
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 Cinema Studies) Welcomes
Dan Streible (NYU) Why Love?  + [Dr. Fritz] Wittels on This Thing Called Love (Fox Movietone News, 1929)  from U of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections

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

Thursday, April 12, 8:00 pm  
Danielle Ash (Helen Hill Award 2010) premieres her 70mm animation Love in Dimension 150 (2018) 
Bill Brand (BB Optics) new scans of Helen Hill's Super 8 home movies of pre-Katina New Orleans (2001-2005)
Katy Martin introduces her Super 8 love poem Daffodils (1977)
Helen Hill Award presented to filmmaker Nazlı Dinçel
         An all-16mm program of her works including Between Relating and Use (2018), Her Silent Seaming (2014), Solitary Acts #4, 5, & 6 (2015), 
Sharing Orgasm: Communicating Your Sexual Response (Lin Yeiser, 1977)
Susan Courtney (U of South Carolina) moderator

Friday, April 13, morning The Languages of Home Movies
Rob Anen (Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island) The 35mm Home Movies of John S. Phipps, 1916-1930
Louisa Trott (U of Tennessee) Self-fascination in Walther Barth’s Home Movies, including Fee (Germany, 1929)
Matt Malzkuhn (Gallaudet U) & Ted Supalla (Georgetown U)  Sign Language in Home Movies
Dwight Swanson (Center for Home Movies) moderator

Friday, April 13, 8:00 pm  Hate and Love in Silent Cinema
Dino Everett (USC Hefner Moving Image Archive)  & Allyson Field (U of Chicago) premiere the newly preserved and rediscovered Something Good -- Negro Kiss (Selig, 1898), a new 35mm print projected via old hand-cranked projector
Andrés Levinson Paula Félix Didier (Museo del Cine) Premiere of the Reconstructed La Fiera Domada (Ideal Film, 1923) and The Aryan (William S. Hart, 1916)
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, aka Romance of a Fruit Peddler, 1922) the oldest surviving Chinese film
Marsha Gordon (NCSU) & Buckey Grimm (independent) A Love Letter to Herself: Camera-Woman Angela Murray Gibson Films Herself into History, 1921-1925
Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne

Saturday, morning 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 (UC) & Dino Everett (USC) Black Intimacy in Early Cinema: A Close Look at the Rediscovered Something Good -- “Negro Kiss” (Selig, 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, 4:30 pm A Screening in  Tribute to Stephen Parr and His Oddball Films
Programmed by Regina Longo, Skip Elsheimer, Andrew Lampert, Greg Pierce, Antonella Bonfanti, Jeff Lambert, Genevieve Havemeyer-King
* Albanian animation, Koha e Dashurisë së Akrepave (The Lovetime of Scorpions, 2003) by Ergys Faja & Bertrand Shijaku
* Living in a Reversed World (Austrian Ministry of Education, 1958)
I Reminisce (Veronica Majano, 2004)

Saturday, 6pm Dinner reception 

Saturday, 8:00 pm  Last Loves . . .  and a Wow Finish

Carolina Cappa (Museo del Cine) introduces Domingo Filippini’s Galería Cinematográfica Infantil  (General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina, ca. 1927) 
Jeff Lambert (National Film Preservation Foundation) & Frank Roumen (EYE Netherlands Filmmuseum) with the newly preserved Cupid in Quarantine (1918)
Sunniva O’Flynn (Irish Film Institute) The New Matchmakers (Radharc Films, 1969) 
Courtney Stephens (filmmaker, Veggie Cloud) introduces the premiere of Mating Games (Courtney Stephens & KJ Relth, 2018) with home movies (1954-1963) by Muscle Beach legend Russell Saunders
Todd Wiener (UCLA) introduces recent restorations including Nikolai Ursin's Behind Every Good Man . . . (ca. 1967) 

a very special surprise final film we can't yet reveal (but not to be missed!)

In between all of the above, throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Matt Soar (Concordia U) Love Film Leaders (2018), a compilation for the occasion 

An Amateur League of Nations, A Database 
Charles Tepperman (University of Calgary) Příběh vojáka (A Soldier’s Story; Čeněk Zahradníček & Vladimír Šmejkal, 1934) and the 1938 International Amateur Movie Show
Alexander Stark (Philipps University, 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 Story1966)
Tzutzumatzin Soto (Cineteca Nacional México) Love at the (Permanent) Time of Political Repression in Mexico: Hare Krishna (Alfredo Gurrola, 1973)

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  

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 Tarr& Evan Meaney (U of South Carolina) VRchive: Finding Archival Moving Images with Tactile Technology
Bill Brand (BB Optics) moderator

Patriotism and World Citizenship
Mila Turajlic (filmmaker, Belgrade) Tito’s Cameraman Stevan Labudović (1926-2017), Yugoslav Newsreels, and the Non-Aligned Movement in Algeria

From Brazil with Love 
Rafael de Luna (Federal Fluminense U, Brazil) A 9.5mm film of the Rio beach resorts:  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)
Maria Fernanda Arias Osorio (U de Antioquia, Colombia) Excerpts from the Restored 8mm Experimental Romantic Narrative María (Enrique Grau, Colombia, 1966)
Juana Suárez  (NYU APEX) moderator

Archival Education about Orphan Works
Howard Besser (NYU MIAP) moderator
Dimitrios Latsis, Isaac Prusky (Ryerson U)

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 

Seeing the World Liz Czach (U of Alberta) “The Girls,” Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield: Trailblazers of Travel Lecture Filmmaking,1959-1979
Ting-Wu Cho (NYU) Screen Representations of Taiwanese Aborigines: Wild Men of Formosa (US, 1921), Going South to Taiwan (Japan, 1937), and Happenings in Ali Shan (China, 1949)

Marie Lascu, Michael Grant, Brendan Allen (XFR Collective) Video Rescues from the Surry (Maine) Arts at the Barn, 1986-88  

Lindsay Zarwell (USHMM) Robert Gessner Films the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East, 1934-35 

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

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

Registration is open!  Join us at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NYC.

Stephen Parr at the 2012 Orphan Film Symposium.